Trending Sources

Writing & Grammar: Can I Change the Appearance of Balloons in Word 2007?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

About the Author:  Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and "Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. Short answer: yes. The shading of the comments margin is called the Markup Area Highlight, and is controlled by the Show Markup drop-down list.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: David Byrne and PowerPoint

Learning Visions

Friday, April 06, 2007 David Byrne and PowerPoint Remember back in 2003, when David Byrne published a book (described by AP Technology Writer Rachel Konrad as a " coffee table book for nerds ") called E.E.E.I. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Envisioning Emotional Epistemological Information ? Oh that David Byrne, hes so creative and alternative co-opting PowerPoint like that. The noted Edward Tufte blames PowerPoint. Here, here. And the same holds true of rapid e-Learning tools and any in-house training effort.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Humble Learning Moment

Learning Visions

Saturday, May 05, 2007 Humble Learning Moment File this one under the challenging of outdated theories and assumptions. Ive been reading e-Learning and the Science of Instruction (2003) by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Id say this is a must-read for learning/experience/ instructional designers, or whatever you may call yourself. For a great summary of the book, head over to Clives blog. The realization that Ive been working off some really outdated theories.as recently as this week.

10 Serious Games that changed the world

Growth Engineering

Tiltfactor Laboratory (2003). Established in 2003, serious game research centre, Tiltfactor Laboratory , saw success in the last few years with their innovative card games. PeaceMaker (2007). World Without Oil (2007). Play it – before you live it.” So reads the tagline for World Without Oil , an alternate reality game (ARG) that lasted for 32 days in April-June, 2007.

Taking the plunge with Office 2007

Clive on Learning

So, fortified by my positive experiences so far, I decided to take a much greater risk and download the beta 2 version of Office 2007 - after all it was free. thought I'd be able to install it alongside my Office 2003 and use the two interchangeably, but this didn't prove practical. It seems that Office 2007 wouldn't work with an old version of Outlook, so that had to go. In the end, experiencing frequent crashes, I got rid of Office 2003 completely. Contrary to popular sentiment, over the years I've been very loyal to Microsoft when it comes to office tools.

Arming Kids with Laptops.works

Kapp Notes

In an effort to eliminate the "digital divide" between wealthy and poor students, Maine public schools in 2002 and 2003 distributed 36,000 laptops to seventh- and eighth-graders across the state. Many critics wondered if this was just technology in search of a problem or if the kids would actually benefit from the use of technology.

Live Training vs. eLearning: Which is Better?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

taught a class a few years ago on upgrading to Windows Vista and Office 2007. About the Author: Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. felt like a video star the other day. Well, at least in a tiny little way. It was for a fairly large organization. The section of the class I taught had an attendance of about 40 people, and they had several more sessions scheduled. But I didn't teach them--at least not in person.

Relationships, IBM’s Secret to Building Strong Female Leaders

CLO Magazine

Since its inception in 2003, BRI’s overall objective is to encourage women to reflect on their personal and professional goals and to take tangible action to drive their careers forward. The results revealed that in three years — since 2007 — there was a 20 percent increase in women executive roles. By Arva Shikari. Leaders need to demonstrate many different competencies and skills.

IBM 35

Universal principles of design

Clive on Learning

Universal principles of design , by William Lidwell, Kritina Holden and Jill Butler (Rockport, 2003) is a gloriously-presented compendium of 100 design ideas that, if not universal, can certainly be applied in a wide variety of settings. What I like most about the book is that it looks so good, reinforcing the importance of aesthetics in establishing first impressions and developing pride of ownership (an issue I discussed a few weeks ago in Getting in Touch With Your Feelings ). How can I enhance the usability of a design (includes signal-to-noise ratio, readability, accessibility)?

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Would vs. Will

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. In training documents and manuals, we often have to tell the reader what will (or would) happen if they do (or did) a certain action. For example, suppose you want to tell the reader the consequences of pressing cancel. Would you use sentence a or sentence b below?   Both sentences are grammatically correct. Writing & Grammar

Press 62

LMS Conversation with Tracy Continues

Tony Karrer

And, your description of the process to get the LMS starting in 2003 will resonate with MANY (if not most) people in our field This is a somewhat different experience for me. Tracy Hamilton and I are having a weird kind of slow, public conversation using our blogs. But it also feels like a reasonable way to do it - which makes it somehow even more weird. With that caveat - You can find the beginning of the conversation and my list of Learning Management Systems (LMS) Gotchas. In response Tracy just posted - LMS - I don't want to be Little Miss Should've. What exactly is that?

LMS 2

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Profiles of a Twentysomething and a Fiftysomething Learner

Learning Visions

Friday, June 22, 2007 Profiles of a Twentysomething and a Fiftysomething Learner In the fact-gathering phase for an e-Learning strategy project I am working on, I have the fun task of interviewing a whole bunch of potential end-users. Yesterday I conducted my first two interviews: the first was with a woman who had graduated from college in 1979; the second was with a 2003 college graduate. Susie" graduated from college in 2003. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Its not work, its fun! Interesting, isnt it?

Editing Images with PowerPoint

Integrated Learnings

Perhaps this is because older versions of PowerPoint (2003 or below) didn’t have as many graphic editing options as never versions (2007 or higher). By Joseph Suarez. Sometimes an eLearning course needs to be enhanced with an image , but finding the right one can be a chore in itself. It’s frustrating to locate an image only to find it just isn’t quite right. Resize. Rotate. Recolor.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Auditory Advantage

Learning Visions

Monday, March 19, 2007 The Auditory Advantage Patrick Dunn, in his latest rant, Games are not an alternative vision has this to say: The huge array of tools, techniques and approaches that games producers have developed with the benefit of their consumer-sized budgets are largely available to medium and low-end e-learning producers, if they would just apply their imagination. On Learning Circuits site I found an article called The Auditory Advantage written by Lenn Millbower from January 2003. Have a look at Lozanov’s research on this. Ill stop there. Music? Dont think so.

Reflect on Your Life’s Journey

CLO Magazine

This is a sea change from 2003 when I wrote “Authentic Leadership.” For my 2007 book, “True North,” we conducted the largest in-depth study of leaders ever conducted, based on first-person interviews. In the past 10 years, authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. Back then, many people asked what it meant to be authentic. What makes leaders’ stories different?

CLO 39

Even learning is miscellaneous

Clive on Learning

second example relates to a series of courses I developed between 2003 and 2005 with a colleague of mine called David Kori. In my 20s I spent a couple of years working in management accounting for a large multinational. Now I know you think that must have been incredibly boring, but for me it was anything but. In the days when spreadsheets really were sheets of paper, I became an expert at correcting errors using Snopake (maximum two layers before you were writing on top of a gooey white mountain) or with a razor blade (maximum two corrections before you wore a hole in the paper).

Editing with Acrobat: Get the Comment Pane's Numbers to Match Acrobat's Page Numbers

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

     About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. This week a past student of my Editing with Acrobat class contacted me with this problem: The page numbers used in the Comments pane at the bottom of her screen did not match the page numbers displayed in the page number field at the top of the screen. or page 21? It is called the "logical" page number. Acrobat

Writing & Grammar: Comparisons and Pronouns. The Results

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

About the Author: Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. Results are in for last week's question about the meaning of this sentence: My boyfriend loves soccer more than me. The choices were A and B: My boyfriend loves soccer more than I do. My boyfriend loves soccer more than he loves me. By a large margin, you readers said it means B. Literally, in print, that is the official meaning. Writing & Grammar

Writing & Grammar: Checklists, Part III

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  About the Author: Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. This week I am featuring two different kinds of checklists from readers. One kind is a planning checklist with slots for recording the date each task is done.

Training: The Value of Assessments

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

About the Author: Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. Very few readers commented on my recent question about course assessments. Although I do know of at least one training company that offers assessments and feedback after the class, I am deducing that conducting assessments is not the norm. Training on Trial , by Jim D. Kirkpatrick and Wendy Kayser Kirkpatrick, published in 2010, makes this case. The result was xxx.

Writing & Grammar: Acronyms--Are they Both Efficient and Clear?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby I have been told, and have taught, that you define an acronym on first use if it is used at least once more in the document. But during a recent class one of my students opened my eyes to thinking further about acronym use. That policy struck me at once as being so sensible that I immediately adopted it for my own use. Just spell it out the second time.

Writing & Grammar: Name That Error

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

     About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. "Why did you change my sentence? liked it the way it was." " If you edit other people's writing, you will face this question at some point. To be prepared to answer it, you need to know the names of common grammar errors that a writer can make. And, of course, it helps to know how to fix them. Writing & Grammar

SMEs Are Not Instructional Designers

Association eLearning

Pam also served her time on the other end of the classroom, having taught K-12 and at the university level prior to joining Digitec in 2003. eLearning design > Top Ten eLearning Design Tips - August 27, 2007. We all know that Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) provide the content that makes a course informative. So where’s the balance? Involve the SME from the Beginning. Bio Latest Posts.

The changing Web

Learning with e's

Personally, I find myself in agreement with Brian Winston (2003) who views the Web as a facet of gradual evolution rather than symptoms of sudden revolution. It truly is the ‘architecture of participation’ (Barsky and Purdon, 2006) and demands active engagement as a natural part of its character (Kamel Boulos and Wheeler, 2007). and Wheeler, S (2007) The emerging Web 2.0 tools.

Web 39

Writing & Grammar: Make a List. And Check It Twice

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

About the Author: Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. This week I am reading The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. It confirms an important part of what I teach in my proofreading and editing classes: Use a checklist. Although the book is written by a physician for application in the medical field, the points it makes are ones that I have been familiar with for decades in publishing. The solution? Would I forget my flash drive?

Writing & Grammar: Name That Error--The Answers

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

    About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. Here are the answers to last week's grammar challenge. Were you able to name the errors? Did you fix them correctly? Some of these problems may have more than one correct answer. For example, the sentence fragment can be corrected many different ways. If you have questions about any of these, I would love to hear from you. Writing & Gramma

eLearning & Grammar: Should eLearning Text Contain End of Sentence Punctuation?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

     About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby We recently received the following from Midal, a Skills & Drills reader:  "[In Captivate caption boxes,] is it necessary to include periods at the end of every sentence in a text caption even if it is as simple as "Click Submit"? " Should a short, one-sentence caption have a period at the end?

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Premise vs. Premises

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. OK, I know we all love the police talk. Law & Order, CSI, COPS, etc. have made police blotter jargon extremely popular. Legalistic language is everywhere. You can even hear little kids saying things like "Please move your vehicle" and moms saying "You have parked your bicycle in an illegal manner." " I get it. understand.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Confusing Pairs

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

     About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby If you have been confused by the use of the word inflammable , you are not alone. Confusion over this word has been around probably for as long as the word has been used in English, and especially since its synonym flammable has become widely used. The trouble is the prefix "in-." Writing & Grammar

Writing & Grammar: Results from the Department of Redundancy Department

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. The results of last week's redundancy contest were astonishing. We received several replies, all of them excellent improvements on the original redundant (and wordy) example. To judge the contest, we had to be brutal. While you are there, you print out a hard copy of your statement so you can check on the past history of your account.

Learners' Often Use Poor Learning Strategies -- From a Research Review

Will at Work Learning

For example, they do not thoroughly analyze the task or problem they need to solve (Chi, Feltovich, & Glaser, 1981; Veenman, Elshout, & Meijer, 1997) and tend to act immediately (Ge & Land, 2003; Veenman et al., 2007). Regarding monitoring of understanding, students often do not know when they have comprehended the subject matter material adequately (Ertmer & Newby, 1996; Thiede, Anderson, & Therriault, 2003) and have difficulty recognizing breakdowns in their understanding (Ertmer & Newby, 1996). Hagemans, M. G., van der Meij, H., & de Jong, T.

Writing and Grammar: List Lovers Unite!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. think bullets help people focus." " My immediate answer is "I do love me a list." " I love almost all of the things Tufte hates in a list: hierarchy,  grouping, parallelism and repetition, signals as to whether the order matters or not, colors, shading, list builds in PowerPoint, and drop-shadows. The grocery list. To do lists.

5 Case Studies that Prove Learning Games Work

Growth Engineering

2007; Dinov, Sanchez and Christou 2008; Gao and Lehman 2003; Zhang 2005. 2. Game based learning is a hot topic in L&D and it doesn’t take long for somebody to ask the question: Does it actually work? Since game-based learning is a relatively new approach to instruction, research into the efficacy of learning games isn’t very widespread. Cavus et al. Million.

Writing & Grammar: Location or Name: Which is Best?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

    About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. You are writing step-by-step instructions for an on-screen process. You need to get your learner to each tool quickly, but you also want the learner to remember that tool and where it is. Do you start with the name of the specific tool, and then tell where to find it? Or do you mix it up to sound more conversational? Writing & Grammar