Technical Communication: Don't Wordpass on Passwords
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
DECEMBER 16, 2014
from accessing Facebook to logging into their online banking account). If you'd like to create your own avatar, check out AJ's article. If you like Megan's articles, you'll love her live, online classes such as Train the EMR Trainer. Many people use the same password for everything (and I mean everything. Use passphrases. Why was he caught?
Why do learners want to learn on the mobile?
JUNE 9, 2014
Facebook 1 Twitter 9 Google+ 2 LinkedIn 5 Pinterest 1 mLearning is on the rise and will be. The reason? Well, ask your employees and you’ll know the issues they face while trying to complete those extra hours of formal classroom sessions which they could have easily read about on their own. People see Smartphone’s as an integral, inseparable part of their lives.
Thinking out loud
DECEMBER 9, 2014
Well 2014 was another big year of thinking out loud for me, as evidenced by the range of articles that I blogged. They’re not like us. I can’t use Facebook. The 3 mindsets of m-learning. The caveat of the performance centre. Out of the shadows. An offer they can’t refuse. The triple-threat scenario. The point of compliance. The Comparative Value of Things. Why I blog.
4 Tips to Writing eLearning Scripts That Sing
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
In a recent article in T+D magazine, author Cammy Bean provides several tips on scriptwriting that really resonate with me. Interesting side note: A recent Atlantic magazine article by Julie Beck cites research showing the fewer words you use, the more intelligent you appear. Share this on Facebook. But maybe you should. Make it human” — Bean. ” Yuck. Awkward.
A tribute to Dr Donald Kirkpatrick, pioneer and veteran of Instructional Design
MAY 20, 2014
Facebook 1 Twitter 5 Google+ 0 LinkedIn 1 Pinterest 1 Origin Learning mourns the loss of a great innovator. professor emeritus at University of Wisconsin and the creator of the Kirkpatrick Four-level Evaluation Model , Dr. Kirkpatrick passed away on May 9, 2014 at the age of 90. He was also the author of eight books and many articles. May his soul rest in peace.
Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014
DECEMBER 18, 2013
As there are few repeats, we encourage you to take advantage of ALL the tools we’ve mentioned in your personal and professional pursuits for 2014. The narrowed search options include "Articles, including patents" and "Case law". Have popular articles read to you by trained voice actors. Flipboard - Beautiful tile layout makes browsing articles a visually-stunning experience.
10 Tips to Earn Money as an eLearning Professional
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
LinkedIn and Facebook, as well as other social media sites, are great places to network online. also encourage you to join us on Facebook (with more than 26,000 Likers), Twitter (with more than 52,000 followers), and Google Plus (with more than 3,500 members) to find like-minded eLearning professionals who may be able to help you along the way. 7. Figure out how to stand out. .
Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning
AUGUST 7, 2014
Whether it’s tweets from the Twitter feed, blog posts and articles, or the latest You Tube video and TED Talk, these essentially comprise nuggets and bytes of content in various forms that we pull from the environment and then string together to make sense and build a cohesive picture. Facebook groups on Wildlife or Travel or Art (choose any topic) are replete with short capsules of knowledge – anything and everything from the features and habitat of a bird to sites to see when traveling to a specific place. What is micro-learning? When and where does it work well?
10 Graphic Design tips for e-learning educators
JULY 29, 2014
In this article, we’ll explain why the design of an e-learning course is an important factor of its success and give a few basic guidelines that every e-learning educator should be familiar with. 1) Design is important. If you were to only take away a key insight from this article, it should be this. You deployed the most capable LMS platform (*cough* eFront *cough*). Or become one.
Learning Styles Challenge -- Year Eight -- Now at $5,000
Will at Work Learning
AUGUST 4, 2014
Blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook! Two years later, two of the authors reiterated their findings in a separate--and nicely written--article for the Association for the Study of Medical Education. You can access that article at: [link] Here''s the research citation: . . Check out his article in eLearn Magazine and his blog post update. . Wallace ( Eppic, Inc. ). 2008).
The Courageous Learning Rebel
JULY 14, 2014
You can challenge “under the radar”, those of you active on twitter or Facebook know this to be true. This doesn’t change the need to speak up. I emailed research, displayed case studies, and pointed to blogs and other reference articles to support the case. Displaying courage takes guts. Bear with me. I know that sounds redundant but think about it. Remember this?
When to Bring Your Association’s Continuing Education Online
FEBRUARY 13, 2014
You repurpose content in ways that get the most bang for the buck whether that is by recording webinars and making them available on demand, granting online access to conference materials, or using educational articles from your magazine as online learning resources. Share this on Facebook. The following is a guest post from Moira Edwards, President and Consultant at Ellipsis Partners. She is knowledgeable in associations’ use of continuing education and strategic application of technology implementation. prize piece of content. wide audience. specific skill set. Tweet This!
Megatrends in MOOCs: #6 More Social, More Collaborative
Your Training Edge
APRIL 30, 2014
To say that social media has flipped the business world on its head isn’t an understatement—from product development to marketing to customer relations and beyond, tools like Facebook and Twitter have completely changed how companies function. Many MOOCs now have Facebook pages and Twitter conversations in addition to the standard discussion boards. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson.
3 Use Cases For Integrating e-Learning In Your Business In 2015
DECEMBER 29, 2014
If you know how to post a message on Facebook, you have all the skills it takes. 3) Knowledge retention. Happy Holidays, everyone, and keep checking this spot for more e-learning articles, tips and industry opinion. The holiday season. But why constrain your resolutions to personal things? Take that, Chinese lessons! With an LMS system like eFront you can reduce both.
9 Must-Read Materials About Social Learning
OCTOBER 9, 2014
Those short but substantial 28 tips on using facebook, twitter and social media generally will teach you how to create and implement a plan for social learning that will engage your learners and use everything that social media offers to give the best results. 3. 8 Top Tips to Create an Effective Social Learning Strategy Using social media doesn’t mean you should stop using other platforms.
Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2015
DECEMBER 9, 2014
Be sure to check out our 2013 and 2014 lists to see even more suggestions! Feedly tracks what you''ve read, enables you to star articles to save for later, and easily share your favorites across your social media networks. The app locates articles in your interest area and helps you pick up the language within the context of the articles. get smarter? more adventurous ?
Web vs Apps: The Battle Rages On
NOVEMBER 27, 2014
year earlier, Joel Spolsky, who had helped create Visual Basic and was a project manager for Excel, had written an article saying that Microsoft had lost the API war, and that the Web makes the operating system irrelevant. the Facebook and Messages app for Facebook, the Google Maps app for Google Maps, etc). In 2005 things seemed clear. Then, of course, the iPhone happened.
MOOCs in the Workplace and Heutagogy
MARCH 11, 2014
It has partnered with a number of companies to teach courses on the use of their products, at the end of which students receive a certificate of proficiency.” “In 2014, Udacity will offer an online-only computer science master degree in partnership with Georgia Tech and AT&T Inc., Related articles Upon completion, students are awarded a Georgia Tech diploma. Of course not!
8 Advantages of a Learning Management System
SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
To conceptualise this, think of Facebook or Twitter as a learning platform, where your employees share updates about blogs, pictures, infographics, videos etc that are related to their work and your business; and participate in online discussions by commenting on one anothers’ posts. Sounds too far-fetched? Engaged Learning. Leveraging Technology . Geographically Independent Learning.
Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
APRIL 18, 2014
After an academic career, Dr. Quinn served as an executive in online and elearning initiatives and has an international reputation as a speaker and scholar, with four books and numerous articles and chapters to his credit. Use Twitter, Facebook, Skype, Plus, and LinkedIn. Clark: First, the larger community, people like those you mention and the rest of the community, connect at events such as conferences, as well as by reading each other’s blogs, tweets, articles, and books. ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., THE INTERVIEW: 1.
Taking up residence
Learning with e's
MARCH 16, 2014
Along with Alison Le Cornu, White published an article in 2011 that countered the Digital Natives and Immigrants ideas of Marc Prensky. They may not be such regular users of Facebook , so are more likely to be visitors rather than residents within that particular social media environment. It was simply a myth. In essence, it''s about context and use, not about age, says White.
Mobile Learning: A Designer’s Guide to Fighting Learner Distraction
JULY 24, 2014
The average mobile user also has a short attention span — most people skim headlines and prefer bite-size content to long articles. If modules do not meet this criterion, learners will move on to more interesting things or use their devices for other purposes like games and Facebook. One of the biggest issues in eLearning is distractions. Content That Engages Users Instantly. 2011).
Top 10 Tools for Learning
JULY 22, 2014
Word: I write most of my articles and books in Word. Facebook: also a source of insight. Jane Hart compiles, every year, a list of the top 10 tools for learning. And, of course, it’s that time again, so here we go. like what Harold Jarche did about tagging his list with the steps of his Seek-Sense-Share model for Personal Knowledge Mastery , so I’m adding that as well. In no particular order: 1. Sense & Share. 2. WordPress: the other way I write out loud is on my blog (like this), and my blog is powered by WordPress. Share. 3. Sense. 4. Seek. 5. Seek. 6. Seek. 7.
Learning: Playing the Blame Game
AUGUST 20, 2014
The challenge, is to guide and offer solutions (we are learning professionals) – not to punch, jab and dance away, hidden behind 140 characters or a blog post. I’ve been sitting on this article for a long time now, hoping my observations of meanness was just me. When did shaming the learner become okay? We have a customer, and the customer is the Learner. Is this our intent?
Learning with e's
NOVEMBER 3, 2014
journal article by Kirk and Pitches (2013) is a useful starting point, because they identify three specific categories of technology that have a place in contemporary learning. This can be hosted photo and video sharing sites such as Flickr and YouTube, or social networking sites such as Facebook, but are equally likely to be curation and aggregation tools such as Scoop.it and Pinterest.
Ask The Experts: Scott Oser
JULY 14, 2014
Scott Oser: Well, what I was really talking about in the article that I wrote was how marketers now need to have a lot more skills than just direct mail or just e-mail or just one thing. Share this on Facebook. Jack McGrath: Hi and welcome to another in our series Ask the Experts. My name is Jack McGrath. It’s about driving audience, it’s about showing what the value is. Tweet This!
Megatrends in MOOCs: #13 MOOCs as Relationship Builders
Your Training Edge
JUNE 18, 2014
Finally, in this last article in the “Megatrends in MOOCs” series, we’ll look at one of the most underestimated, but potentially most powerful, aspects of MOOCs—their role in building relationships: between companies and their current and prospective employees, companies and their customers, and even between business partners. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson. All Rights Reserved.
Gamification in ACTION
JANUARY 8, 2014
Here are some amazing insights (in the form of excerpts from some of the authoritative survey findings that we reviewed): “ Although the term ‘gamification’ was coined by Nick Pelling back in 2002, it didn’t gain popularity till 2010.” – Andrzej Marczewski. “ By 2014, more than 70% of global 2000 organizations will have at least one ‘gamified’ application.” – Gartner. Articles. Games.
Achieving Learning Flow with Your Online Member Education
OCTOBER 28, 2014
Earlier this year, Associations Now wrote an article asking whether “binge learning” will become the new “binge watching.” Share this on Facebook. This references the growing trend among Netflix subscribers who use the on-demand television and movie steaming service to watch entire television series in one sitting. The piece brought up a good point. Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn.
xMOOCs and cMOOCs – do we even care?
Viplav Baxi Meanderings
JULY 28, 2014
First published by EDU Tech on 24th July, 2014. In this article, Viplav Baxi explores the origins of MOOCs, their two main (‘c’ and ‘x’) variants and why it is critical to appreciate the distinction. Learning was distributed – participants interacted through tools they were comfortable with (like Twitter, Facebook, WordPress and SecondLife). Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are an exciting new development in online education. October 2008. Positing Connectivism as a learning theory for the digital age, Siemens asserted that learning is the process of making connections.
Learning Resolutions: Get Better as the Boss and the Wild and Crazy Guy
JANUARY 10, 2014
It’s really not a New Year’s Resolution per se, because I think it’s the kind of thing we have to keep reminding ourselves over and over again, but we’ll stick with it for this article anyway. You can keep up with Jeff at the Convergence Training blog or on LinkedIn , Google+ , Twitter , and Facebook. Martin went through a similar progression. So that’s my resolution for this year.
The Next Big Learning App! - not really
Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
JANUARY 30, 2014
The kids are leaving (have left) Facebook for Snapchat. guess most MOOCs are still so academic that it''s mostly about sitting and watching a lecture, reading a book or article as a group and discussing. C''mon people! Where is it? Normally when this happens, some enterprising capitalist jumps on the bandwagon with some sort of copycat app aimed at education. Where''s SnapLearn?
Is Virtual Reality Training in Your Future?
JUNE 5, 2014
Facebook® recently announced that it is purchasing Oculus VR® in a deal worth $2 billion. Check out this recent Wall Street Journal video article that features Mark Bolas, one of ICT’s directors, talking about future uses of virtual reality beyond gaming and the military. Virtual Reality Training Offers New Ways to Replicate the Learner’s Work Environment. You bet. Photo credit.
The Value of Social Media in eLearning
MARCH 13, 2014
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Google+ have become our go-to tools to catch up on the news, gossip, and the lives of our friends and family. Sites like Twitter have news updated every second; you can discover new articles as soon as they’re posted. Over the last 10 years, the world of social media has grown substantially and influenced nearly every aspect of life.