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Free Webinar Series: Learn to Use Articulate Storyline

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Buildinginteractive eLearning usually means you have to have programming skills or ateam of programmers at hand. Today, that’s no longer the case. With ArticulateStoryline you can experience the simplicity of working in a familiar interfaceand the power of creating more than click-and-read eLearning…all at the speedof business. Attend"How to" workshops - free to members of Training Magazine Network.Registration will be limited to the first 2,000 to sign up. To access handouts,access links, etc, participants will need to register as members of TrainingMagazine Network.

Free Webinar: Clark Quinn on How Mobile Enables Social Learning, May 23

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Social learning is an increasing part of organizational learning, and mobile learning brings a new dimension to social learning in important ways. What do we need to know to do this well? Find out on May 23 in How Mobile Enables Social Learning with mLearning expert Clark Quinn. Register now for this complimentary webinar. You do not need to be a member of The eLearning Guild to access this event. Check it out: [link

16 Free Tools to Create Media for Learning

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October26th, 1:00pm ET Space isLimited Reserve Your Webinar Seat Now At: [link] As a trainingdeveloper, you're no stranger to budget cuts. Companies everywhere are turningto e-learning and mobile learning as a solution to improve performance whilecutting costs. But how do you create engaging, high-quality content for youronline training courses? How can you make simple adjustments to images andrecordings without having to spend thousands of dollars on a suite of products? In thiscomplimentary webinar, learn about 16 different free tools that can help youwith your media creation and revision.

Screen Captures using Office 2010

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Did you know that there is a screen capture tool built into Office 2010? Access the tool in any Office application (Word, Excel etc.) by clicking the Insert ribbon and then clicking Screenshot.

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Get an Exclusive Articulate Storyline Game Show Template from eLearning Brothers

Download one of the most popular game templates from eLearning Brothers with a look and feel exclusively made for eLearning Learning subscribers! eLearning Brothers creates awesome templates and assets to help you look like an eLearning Rockstar!

MinyanLand - have fun, play games, learn about money

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Most virtual worlds have to do with fun and games. MinyanLand, brought to you by the Council for Economic Education,is a virtual community designed to engage students in games and other interactions that are both entertaining and educational. Choosing your own character, you can explore the world for yourself. Everything you do can be practice for real life. Check it out: [link

Free Webinar: Hands-on Training: Creating an HTML5 course using Adobe Captivate 5.5 and HTML5 converter

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Topic: Creating an HTML5 course using Adobe Captivate 5.5 and HTML5 converter Date and time: Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create a good looking eLearning course which can be published as HTML5 output. In this Hands-on session, we will also look at using HTML5 converter for Adobe Captivate 5.5. While doing this, we will discuss creating content slides and question slides as well for the course. Registration Link: [link

Free Webinar 7/28/11: Mobile Learning Basics + (Free) Mobile Learning Guide

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Speaker: Judy Brown, Mobile Learning Strategic Analyst, Advanced Distributed Learning Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011 Time: 10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session) The ADL Mobile Learning Team recently released a mobile version of their mLearning Guide on the web and in various mobile platform stores. Join the webinar for discussion on the single development for deployment on multiple devices and choices made in development. Lessons learned will be shared. Join the webinar for discussion on the single development for deployment on multiple devices and choices made in development.

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Webinar: Using Social Media to Support Workplace Learning

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Jane Hart Social Business Consultant Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies Tuesday, June 12, 2012 | 10:30 AM Pacific Time Complimentary for Paid Guild Members More and more people are using social media and networks to solve their learning and performance problems in the workplace — connecting, conversing, and collaborating with colleagues both inside and outside the organization. Jane Hart will share her experiences in, ideas about, and predictions for using social media to support workplace learning. Check it out: [link

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

Attending the ASTD International Conference? There's an app for that!

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If you are attending the ASTD International Conference in Denver May 6-9, download and start populating the ASTD Events app - Android or iOS (iPhone/iPAD) available. You don't have to carry around a paper schedule! Only drawback I see is I loaded the app on both my iPhone and iPAD and it looks like they don't sync up. Features include: Native universal app : Great for iPAD and no wifi connection required to access the conference program, visual schedule or animated maps. Now View : Stay informed about hot issues, program changes, upcoming sessions, Twitter feeds and organizer messages.

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OSHA Heat Safety Tool - Available for Android OS. Others coming soon

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Living in Houston, the heat index is always a concern - especially for those who work outdoors. The OSHA Heat Safety Tool allows workers and supervisors to calculate the. heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers. You can get reminders about the protective measures. illness. Check it out: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.erg.heatindex&feature=search_result.

Harnessing the Power of Mobile in Education and Training Today

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May 8, 2012 10:30AM to 11:30AM Pacific Time Judy Brown Mobile Learning Analyst, mLearnopedia There is a lot of talk about mobile in our field today, and even more questions: What really is mLearning? Why is mLearning important? Who is developing and deploying mLearning, and what is working? How do I get started with mLearning? Judy Brown — a learning expert who believed in the potential of mLearning long before it was really possible — addresses common questions about mLearning and to explore opportunities for mLearning moving forward. Register Now - [link

ASTD Essentials Series: Essentials of Experiential Learning and Simulations

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Experience is the Best Teacher – Using Simulations to Build Experience Ken Spero, Executive Director, NexLearn - Immersive Learning University Are you interested in developing simulations but don’t have the time to go to a workshop or conference? If so, this ASTD online workshop may be the answer. Each Essentials Series online workshop is delivered by a live facilitator who is an experienced learning and development practitioner. You and your fellow classmates will collaborate in the virtual classroom via interactive group discussions, polls, chats, and whiteboards. Check it out: [link

Customer Training Completion Rates

Curious to learn how different factors in your training courses may affect completion rates? We crunched the numbers to help you set goals for course completion and build your content strategy. Download the study to learn what kind of content keeps learners engaged, how long courses should be, and more.

The Gamification of Learning and Instruction

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Karl Kapp’s new book “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” launched this week – I was able to preview the book. It’s available on the ASTDBook store and Amazon. Make sure to use your Chapter Code when ordering the book to support your local ASTD Chapter - the Houston ASTD Code is CH7032. The four themes in the book are: 1. Matching game results with game design. 4. This is a arcade game.

Need a good video transcoder?

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Handbrake is an open-source program (free) thatconverts video.It is available for PC, MAC and Linux platforms. discovered Handbrake when I was convertingPowerPoint presentations to video for iPAD distribution. The PowerPoint Saveand Send as Video function converts the PPT to a WMV file. used Handbrake toconvert the WMV to MP4 format. Start by selecting your source file (or files).

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Free Articulate Storyline Interaction - Octodogs

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Here's a free Articulate Storyline interaction that I came accross in a LinkedIn group. Credit to Alexandros Anoyatis ( twitter@ anoyatis ). View Demo : [link] Download Story : [link] Screenr : [link

Free Webinar: 2/10 - Litmos "Love your LMS": Experience the world's most user-friendly Learning Management System

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February10th, 1:00pm ET Space isLimited Reserve Your Webinar Seat Now At: [link] Litmos is the Learning Management System (LMS) that people love to use. Easy to assemble courses, assign them to learners and watch the resultscome in. The best part is Litmos is a hosted training system, which means you'll neverneed help from the IT department to set up. You can literally get started inminutes. Key features in Litmos: · Hosted/SaaS LMS · SCORM 1.2 At any time you can see if your students have completed theirtraining, how long they took and what scores they achieved.

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Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

Miss out on Learning 2011? Check out the Learning Wiki

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Did you miss Learning 2011 (Masie Conference)? If so, here's the scoop on available content - lots of great information, videos and a free eBook! Learning Wiki: Content, video and participant perspectives on the seminars and keynotes at [link] Watch interviews with Inventor Dean Kamen, learning leaders from Walmart and Starbucks, and much more. The interviews are rboken into segments focused on key questions; you can use them or pass them along. Go to [link] for the videos from Learning 2011. Early Registration will open next week for those who want to use 2011 funds for next year’s event

Free webcast (ASTD members) - Twitter 101: The Basics and Tips for Learning Use

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Thursday, January 12 • 2:00 p.m. ET Presenter: David Kelly Twitter is an excellent tool to leverage for both personal and professional learning and growth, and more and more organizations are harnessing its power as part of learning programs. And with that, many learning professionals are encountering the same challenges, such as: How can I use Twitter in my learning programs if I don't even know how to use Twitter myself? What is the platform's value? REGISTER NOW Open to all as part of the ASTD 2012 TechKnowledge webcast series

Free Houston Seminar: Technical Training: A Leveraged Application (Part 2)

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University of Houston, College of Technology, Human ResourceDevelopment Program, Brown Bag Series Date – Dec 9 th , 2011 Time – 11:00 – 1:00 PM Location – University of Houston, Cameron Bldg., Room 109 Directions: 4200 Wheeler, 77204 (we will provide parking tags) Please RSVP with Consuelo at cwaight@uh.edu or 713-743.4086 The Challenge Redesigningtechnical training is a mandate for many companies. Where does the redesignstart? How do we create alignment? Wheredoes accountability for change and learning occur? What are our lenses? How do we value ouradult learners regardless of background?

Free Webinar: Creating eLearning Stories and Exercises with Articulate Storyline®

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Interested in the new product from Articulate? Attend this free webinar! Speaker: Ray Jimenez, Ph.D., Chief Learning Architect of Vignettes for Training, Inc. Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011. Time: 10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session). REGISTER: [link

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

free, Open Source eBook: Learning Strategies!

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Here is a free, Open Source eBook from The MASIE Center: Learning Strategies! Including articles from CNN, CIA, Farmers Insurance andothers. 104 Pages - Edited by Nigel Paine. Download: [link

Computer Security Games for Download (includes Flash source files)

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OnGuardOnline.govprovides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industryto help you be on guard against internet fraud, secure your computer, andprotect your personal information. The websitehas lots of great games that can be downloaded and included in your training -the download includes both published and source files! The Internet Education Foundation, through GetNetWise.org , has contributed videotutorials for OnGuardOnline.gov. These video tutorials show you step-by-stephow to change the preferences in your internet software to enhance privacy,safety, and security.

PPT courses to the iPAD - Which way to go?

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I recently experimented with various methods of getting aPPT course developed with Articulate Presenter to the iPAD. HTML Articulate player from eLearning Enhanced: Works great. Just wish they had a quiz component (it's in the works). link] Flash on iPAD from iSwifter– works ok. It executes the Flash content in its own data center and then sends video down the pipe to the user’s iPAD, which has to be connected to a Wi-Fi connection. link] PPT2Video from Wondershare – strip out all the Articulate elements and insert audio on the page.

A Strategic Approach for selecting an LMS for a SMB (Small and Medium Sized Business)

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This free webinar provides practical information and strategies to be considered by small and medium sized organizations to get the best Return on Investment (ROI) when choosing a LMS. Items included will be LMS selection, LMS administration, eLearning creation and eLearning deployment. This webinar will include valuable information on how to introduce eLearning to you organization and produce success. If you are looking at adding in eLearning and a LMS, or are considering changing to a new LMS you will definitely want to join this webinar.

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Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.

Early Bird Discounts for Immersive Learning University (ILU) Conference

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NexLearn is hosting the inaugural Immersive Learning University (ILU) Conference at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA January 18-20, 2012. think it will be an interesting, hands-on experience and worth the cost. Plus you get the software as a bonus. The ILU is staffed with professionals possessing the highest level of experience and expertise in the industry of immersive adult learning.

Apture - free pop-up glossary

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Apture is a free browser extension that works with most major browsers. When you highlight a topic, a "Learn More" bubble pops up but you don't leave the webpage you are viewing. Click the bubble to get a pop-up window with more information. Check it out: [link

WEN 2013 Biennial Conference

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I attended the WEN 2013 Biennial Conference, April 3 - 5, 2013 at the Westin Memorial City Hotel in Houston Texas. Overall, it was one of the best conferences I have attended in years – lots of good information and sharing of ideas. About WEN: WEN was founded in 1994 by Karyl McCurdy Lawson with the purpose of fostering the development and advancement of women in energy by developing a strong network. After years of being the sole woman on energy transactions, Karyl believed that many women energy professionals were in the same position, but unable to connect with each other.

Google Doodles

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Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists. Today (Jan 16), the doodle is a game puts you behind the wheel of a “Zamboni" in honor of Frank Zamboni’s 112th birthday. link] Want to learn more about Google Doodles? link] Doodle archive: [link

Quality Control process for E-Learning

Quality assurance is often reduced to correcting errors in a nearly completed learning product. But creating a quality assurance process that influences decisions throughout production reduces the amount of revisions. This is the final step to ensuring that e-Learning applications are not themselves a barrier to learning

Free Webinar - “The Flipped Classroom”

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Free webinar on the important learning trend, “The Flipped Classroom,” on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12 (noon) EST. To ensure your space, please follow this link to register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/405556006. In this 45 minute webinar, you will better understand why educators and Corporate Learning professionals are turning to a new model called the flipped classroom. You will discover what it is and why everyone is talking about it. Questions such as what does a flipped classroom model looks like and how does it differ from the blended learning model are answered.