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Vegas Workshop Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are the resources and slides from my workshop presentation in Las Vegas. Introduction Materials for Gamification Workshop from Karl Kapp. Motivation slides from Workshop from Karl Kapp. Here is a link to his slides from the 2010 Game Developer’s Conference related to the one page game design document. Day One: Here are the introductory slides. Day Two. 2006).

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Converting Empty Phrases to Gold

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby.   It is important to note that empty phrases relate to the reader's amount of interest concerning your topic. Empty words and phrases, such as the ones in bold in the preceding sentence, delay giving your readers the information they want, create a boring tone, and make your material seem vague and difficult. Strangely, these wordy phrases tend to pop up in the first sentence of an article or training document, right where you need to be grabbing the reader's attention and holding it. Then say those things instead. Let's try that on another example.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , May 8, 2010 I find myself in the center of an intellectual tempest.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. December 2010 November 30-December 3, 2010 International Workshop on Cloud Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (CPSRT), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. www.online-educa.com December 1-3, 2010 Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture , Rome, Italy. And send that to Clayton. link].

Eight Tips for LMS Implementation

Upside Learning

The training should include tutorials and workshops for instructors and students and should also pre-train the selected team members in any skills that they must know before implementation. I am confident that these small tips could add a significant value to your LMS implementation process. We also shared our experience about what typical things training companies look in an LMS for.

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John Blackmon – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

John:  Actually, Flypaper was bundled with Lectora in 2010, when Flash creation was still extremely relevant in the industry. ABOUT JOHN BLACKMON (Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Trivantis Corporation). As Chief Technology Officer for Trivantis Corporation, John Blackmon is responsible for all aspects of development and strategy for the company’s eLearning products. Prior to joining Trivantis, John worked in a variety of industries, including Electronic Data Systems, IBM, and General Motors. THE INTERVIEW: 1. How did you scale this height? John:  It makes me quite proud.

Why You Need PowerPoint 2010 for Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I get a lot of questions about upgrading to PowerPoint 2010. PowerPoint 2010 has built on that success and added a lot of features that will make the production process that much more efficient. I can’t cover everything in a single post, so I am going to share five of the features I use most when creating elearning content with PowerPoint 2010. 1. Enhanced Picture Editing.

Learning and teaching with Twitter

Learning with e's

I have presented a few workshops now on how to use Twitter as a learning and teaching tool. There has been a spectrum of reactions to the workshops I have presented, from the sceptical throught to the enthusiastic, and all of the questions that have been asked are valid and representative of the concerns and issues associated with using any informal tool in a formal context.

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The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

“In July 2010,  Rackspace Hosting  and  NASA  jointly launched an open-source cloud-software initiative known as  OpenStack. I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future. Five years seem like a pretty short time but in today’s context, it can be a very long time. Anything can happen in five years. ” – Wikipedia. Utopian? Maybe.

Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Laura is a respected industry expert and speaker, conducting workshops and stimulating debate around the globe. In February 2010, she was the first woman to be awarded the LPI’s prestigious Colin Corder Award for services to training and was the recipient of the inaugural elearning age Special Achievement award at the 2012 elearning awards. ABOUT LAURA OVERTON (MD, Towards Maturity).

Games To Gamification

Learnnovators

The term ‘gamify’ or ‘gamification’ was first used in the digital media industry in the year 2008, but it gained popularity only in the second half of 2010. Imagine yourself living some two million years ago. Your survival would have been mainly through hunting and food gathering. Slowly, as the human species evolved, (around 70,000 to 80,000 years ago), they started hunting small game.

Do People Really Like To Go On Training Courses?

Upside Learning

It’s the responsibility of those in charge of organizational learning, those in charge of instructional design, and those in charge of class/workshop delivery to make it so. “Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.&# – Plato. What Plato said then holds true for training today. From the days when training was deemed a crucial element in the development of an individual to today when it has come to become a bitter pill forced down peoples’ throats by HR. They spend time thinking about it while they are in training. Wrong notions.

Rapid E-Learning Workshop: How to Create a Tabbed Notebook

Rapid eLearning

In this case, it’s a tutorial that I created over two years ago after a rapid elearning workshop I had given. The output of the workshop is an interactive tabbed notebook. Click here to view the rapid elearning workshop. If you’re just getting started with rapid elearning, this is a good basic workshop that takes you through some of the essential techniques.

Enable Learning Anywhere with World’s First Portable LMS

Ignatia Webs

Register for this complimentary webinar and you will receive: A PDF copy of the Brandon Hall Research briefing report on mEKP, and A free USB drive with a trial version of mEKP Webinar Schedule Date: October 21, 2010 Time: 10:00am - 11:00am EDT (or 16:00 CEST), link to a world clock converter. In the Linqed workshop that a co-organized, institutional partners came from all corners of the world: Indonesia, Morocco, Cuba, Ecuador, Peru, Uganda, India, Nepal, South-Africa. It requires no installation or Internet connectivity. Click here to register for this webinar.

The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Seventh Day.

Visual Lounge

VizNetwork provides coaching and conducts workshops on learning, simulations, visualization, and communication all over the world for thousands of people. Have you ever heard the quote, "Practice make perfect"? This also applies in screencasting. If you want to master the art, you need to practice. Chime in the song. " On the seventh day of Screencasting, Tom Crawford gave to me. ".

Meet Anton Bollen - TechSmith's New Evangelist

Visual Lounge

Need help with your workshop? I'm happy to announce that there is a new kid on the block! No, not a new boy band member , but rather a new TechSmith evangelist! Anton Bollen will be joining Education Evangelist, Dave McCollom and me! Anton is TechSmith's new European Evangelist. He'll be focused on Germany and will be based in Berlin. Anton would love to hear from you! Anton is TechSmith's.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

June 2010. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss. Spark Your Interest , June 3, 2010 June’s BQ is… “what tools should we learn?&#.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learning Light has noted a revival in the learning management system (LMS) market since 2010 – largely due to a fall in the perceived cost of LMS ownership as well as technological advances in today’s LMSs. From being a term used exclusively in academic circles (around 2010), ‘social learning’ has made steady progress. ABOUT BOB LITTLE (Senior Partner, Bob Little Press & PR). Bob Little is a writer , commentator and publicist who works globally, specializing in the corporate online learning industry. His interests include singing and sport – notably cricket. THE INTERVIEW: 1.

21st Century L&D Skills

Performance Learning Productivity

It got me thinking about a piece I’d written for TrainingZone a few months ago titled “What does your ideal L&D team look like in 2010?”. I’ve posted that article here, with some changes and updates. This was due to the fact that the role was almost entirely focused on designing, developing and delivering training or learning events in face-to-face workshops and classes.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Acronyms Happen

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby Nearly every piece of technical writing has acronyms. Yet they can be a barrier to a reader who is trying to absorb technical information or to a learner who is encountering new terms for the first time. Of course most editors know to spell out an acronym on first use and introduce the acronym in parentheses. For  For example, below is a paragraph similar to the paragraph you are reading now, but using acronyms: The use of acronyms (UOA) can be a problem for readers of technical writing (RTW) and LENTs (learners encountering new terms for the first time).

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Mind Mapping

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby Circles, boxes, and lines on large paper have long been the tools of writers in search of an outline. Add colors, sketches, faces, and numbers, and you have a writing tool called mind mapping. Mind mapping is a way to get your thoughts, plans, and ideas from abstract and random to concrete and organized. The pressure to write an outline in list form can block your thoughts. Mind mapping allows you to scribble, scrawl, or draw your individual ideas in any order, in any position. You take a blank sheet and start with whatever is on the top of your mind.

Part 1 - Would Nemo Survive Using the Blue Ocean Strategy?

ZaidLearn

TWO PART SERIES In this two part series I will explore Blue Ocean Strategy (BOS) , and reflect back on a 2-day BOS workshop I attended a few weeks back (1st - 2nd December) at the UCSI Blue Ocean Strategy Regional Centre. "Blue Ocean Strategy is a bestseller across five continents. Blue Ocean Strategy is a business strategy book first published in 2005 and written by W. What baloney! PART 2?

Update: Designing mLearning

Clark Quinn

The book, I’m now assured, will ship on 2 February.  I’m glad to have a firm date, and the only real problem with 2 Feb is that it makes a dodgy proposition of having the book available for the very good TechKnowledge conference (where I’m presenting a mobile learning workshop on 1 February).  Well, it’s been a bit of a saga, but there are some new developments about my forthcoming: Designing mLearning: Tapping Into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance. It’s the usual good news/bad news scenario, but only mildly. First, for the bad news. 

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Must-See PowerPoint Tutorials for Creating Better Training - Mindflash , September 29, 2010 From the New York Times to the US Military , 2010 may go down as the year PowerPoint-hating went mainstream.  2010).

How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part I

Upside Learning

Last week I attended a day-long certificate workshop at the inaugural mLearnCon in San Diego titled Creating a successful m-learning strategy: From Planning to Implementation conducted by Judy Brown ,  Rovy Branon , Jason Haag , and Chris Raasch. believe this to be true and all organizations will realize this sooner or later. networked device. audio/video capable of recording and playback.

Blending Formal and Informal Learning at EMC

Janet Clarey

The formal components include rapid eLearning (Articulate), virtual classroom, and live instructor-led and workshop. I just quick wanted to share this blended learning graphic from EMC , a provider of information infrastructure systems (and thanks for letting me use it!). Because they’ve acquired over 35 companies in the last five years (and have 50 new product launches each quarter), they have 10,000+ people who need an in-depth understanding of products. would call that a boatload. like how they used this three level approach. nice model, isn’t it?

Writing & Grammar Workshop: The Reverse Outline

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby. Essays, narratives, introductions, reviews and opinion pieces can benefit from reverse outlining. In a reverse outline, you take your first draft and label its parts. Every paragraph gets a label summarizing its main idea, or at least its first idea. You can write these labels in the margin of a printout, in a separate screen, or on a piece of paper. Once you have identified the first topic of a paragraph, check the rest of the paragraph to make sure it sticks to its topic. If a new topic or idea surfaces, write an additional label. Here is where technology can help.

Can a Workshop Change Behavior?

The Peformance Improvement

Companies invest billions of dollars on half-day, full-day, and multi-day workshops with the hope that these one-time events will somehow make a difference. Vendors, who would rather sell workshops than results, are eager to claim that their product will make a difference. What companies don’t know much about is if these one-time workshops truly change behavior significantly. She writes about conducting an extensive evaluation of a four-hour, EI workshop for 11 people in a company. So it is a marriage made in heaven.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: One Word or Two?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby. My colleague was writing on his laptop across the room when he asked "Is smackdown one word or two?" " Intrigued as to why a training professional was writing about wrestling or extreme fighting, I walked over to take a look at his document. "Show me how you are using it," I said. "Are you using it as a noun or a verb?" " "Why do you need to know how I'm using it? just need to know one word or two!" " The fact is, the way a word like smackdown is used in a sentence determines whether it is one word or two. It worked!

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. Must-See PowerPoint Tutorials for Creating Better Training - Mindflash , September 29, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Is It Website or Web Site?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  To the great joy of my colleague AJ at IconLogic, who tipped me off about this change, and to the relief of writers and editors everywhere who use the Associated Press Stylebook , the 2010 edition has declared website to be one word and lowercase, instead of the official spelling listed in Websters: Web site. by Jennie Ruby. And the AP--as editors affectionately call the style guide--has also released an AP Stylebook application for the iPhone and iPod Touch. And I was able to verify that smart phone does not need to be capitalized.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint Color Swatch : quickly create custom color themes in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010. Kineo’s sponsoring a couple of elearning workshops. I’m doing a 30 minute session at each. The other day this guy asked me how to develop color schemes for his rapid elearning courses. Like a lot of guys, he has some issues with color perception so he wanted an easy way to match colors. original.

Grammar Workshop: Can I start a Sentence With "This"?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby When a desperate-sounding student asked me this week why it was incorrect to start a sentence with the word this, I realized I was once again in Bogus Grammar Rule land. This bogus rule was a new one to me, but some editor somewhere was making my student miserable over it. First, let's be clear that the actual rules of grammar, as found in grammar books, do not forbid starting a sentence with the word this. The only possible origin of such a rule is the problem of the unclear antecedent. The actual guidelines for starting a sentence with this are a little more nuanced.

Grammar Workshop: i.e. versus e.g. and such as versus like

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby Interrupting a sentence to explain a term or give examples of a concept is a way to get your reader to see immediately how the new information relates to the real world. But how to introduce the interruption is something many writers are shaky on. Should I use e.g.? Should I use the words "such as" or the word "like"? Is i.e. the same as e.g.? Where do the commas go with all of these? Here is a guide to simplify your choice of interruption style: i.e. = that is. e.g. = for example. explanation or definition]. incomplete list of examples"].

A Working Smarter Workshop with the Internet Time Alliance

Jane Hart

In December 2010 Reed Learning, in partnership with the Internet Time Alliance, sponsored a workshop event for managers and senior learning and development leaders on utilising new media to increase productivity in organisations. Here’s a short clip of the event  produced by Reed Learning. Let us know if you would like to host a similar [.]. Events

Writing & Grammar Workshop: More on Funny. or Not

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby I was happy to receive multiple responses to my humor article last week. During my article, I asked whether humor has a place in training materials. One reader wrote that the reason you don't see much humor in training materials is that humor is hard to create, or create well, so that many writers don't even try. Another reader agreed, saying that it was about time "a few brave souls take the risk and thereby encourage others to catch the humor wave." My thanks to Dan , Joseph , Sara , a Sr. hope you can join me. Click here  to learn more.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Funny? Do You Think That's Funny?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby What role, if any, should humor play in technical and training materials? When writing training materials, I am always looking for new ways to introduce a lesson and keep the tone engaging. The introduction to a lesson needs to draw in the learners and get them motivated to continue the training, and the writing throughout the lesson has to keep their attention. Can the use of humor help? To find an answer, I skimmed some of the writing in my shelf-full of training books. found many examples of engaging and personable writing styles, but very few examples of out and out humor.