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Is Your Learning Anti-Social [Article]

Learning Visions

Hot off the presses. An article I wrote for Training Industry Magazine's fall edition: When you’re motivated to learn something new in your life, what does that process look like for you? Do you read a book or an article, and then clap your hands and say, “I got this?” Read the full article on Training Industry Magazine Do you go online and take a self-paced eLearning course and consider yourself a master? Do you attend a two-day classroom workshop and emerge feeling “done” with the learning process? Maybe. But not likely.

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Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


ABOUT BOB LITTLE (Senior Partner, Bob Little Press & PR). As the Senior Partner of Bob Little Press & PR , you have been providing business-to-business public relations (PR) services to many organizations in the ‘learning’ and ‘learning technologies’ industry for years. Every press release tells a story – preferably, it tells the whole story within the first three paragraphs or 150 words. Every feature article tells a story. Even opinion articles tell a story in a way because they set out a personal perspective on a particular issue. THE INTERVIEW: 1.

Top 7 Custom eLearning Articles on our Blog in 2013

Bottom-Line Performance

To me, the seven top articles from the past year are really a checklist of what’s important and pressing to learning professionals. You’ll notice that games and gamification are mysteriously  not on this list of articles. hope you find one or more of these articles helpful. Why do we all love ‘best of’ posts so much at the end of the year? 

Press Release: Kasper Spiro Predicts the End of the Corporate Learning Management System


Read the full article Kasper wrote about the 5 trends here. The post Press Release: Kasper Spiro Predicts the End of the Corporate Learning Management System appeared first on Easygenerator. 5 trends leading to the end of the Learning Management System. Kasper predicts learners will take control of their learning, proactively searching for information when they need it. Curation.

Social Media: Increase Your Visibility by Sharing Content via LinkedIn Pulse

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Once you start following people on Pulse, it will automatically begin suggesting influential people for you, with an easy "Follow" button to press, if you want to follow them. To share an article on LinkedIn Pulse, select the Share icon (shown highlighted in the orange box below). Below, I can swipe horizontally to see all the articles from people I follow.

PowerPoint 2010: I Installed Lion and Now My Shortcuts Don't Work!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

In a previous article I covered how to move objects in PowerPoint less than the standard 6 points using the arrow keys. Pressing [ Ctrl ] plus the left arrow key will now move your screen left, to Mission Control. Pressing [ Ctrl ] plus the right arrow key won't do anything (in PowerPoint anyway). by AJ George. points at a time instead. Select Mission Control at the left.

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The Last Two Decades of Neuroscience research (via fMRI) could be INVALID!

Will at Work Learning

PNAS has taken down the article from their website (it was an early-online publication). haven't been able to get a copy of the original article, but here are some articles from the scientific press: [link]. THIS IS FREAKIN' HUGE if it turns out to be true. The last two decades of neuroscience research (via fMRI) could be INVALID! recent study in the journal PNAS looked at the software used with fMRI machines. Where they expected to find a normal false-positive rate of 5%, they found false positive rates up to 70%. But let's take a deep breadth here. link]. link].

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS ). This often quoted ASTD article states that it typically takes 127 to 184 hours (16 to 23 days) to create, using authoring tools, one hour of self-paced online learning containing moderate interactivity. Articles from Wikipedia and other online encyclopedia. They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc.

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eLearning: More Reflection

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

received emails from several people who, having read the article, downloaded Reflector and attempted to create a simulation using Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline.   As I mentioned in last week's article, the reflection of the mobile device you see on the computer is passive; you cannot control the reflection with the computer. by Kevin Siegel      Last week I wrote about how you can use  Reflector to create software simulations and demonstrations  from your mobile device. Unless. Next, on the mobile device, perform the action.

Learning Intensity: Are We Setting the Bar Too Low?


What I like most over the many years I’ve followed Elliott Masie is how he thinks. I’m hard-pressed to think of anyone in our industry who spends more time thinking, speaking and writing about how to make organizational training more effective. Here’s a link to his article:   CLICK HERE. topic he wrote about a while back is the idea of “learning intensity”. Elliott was kind enough to let me reference this concept in this post. Elliott recommends that we think about learning intensity as we implement training in the following ways: Intensity of Interaction. Let us know!

A message to Auntie

Learning with e's

Now and then, just to fall in step with other the tabloid press, BBC News resorts to sensationalist headlines. Predictably, the somewhat negative spin in the article provoked a small storm of social media comments and TV interviews, while the anti-technology brigade gleefully rubbed their hands. It's certainly more positive than Auntie's article. Care needs to be taken here.

Spring Fever: How to Address Short Attention Spans in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Whether it’s spring fever, an overflowing email inbox, social media notifications on their smartphone, an in-person meeting, a pressing deadline, or a colleague who wants to gab about the weekend, your eLearners attention spans are pulled in dozens of directions. It’s April and that means spring has arrived. Incorporate microlearning into your design. Include activities and interactions.

Is Your Training Medieval? Make It Modern with Social Learning

ej4 eLearning

Printing presses made leaflets and newsletters easy to produce. An in-depth article might take 15 minutes to read while a short video or fun story might take just one. single social media feed on a given day might have links to short articles, videos, infographics, and more. Every few decades, there is a shift in the ways in which people get their information. Journalist networks gave rise to the morning paper. Widespread adoption of television led to the nightly news. Nowadays, social media is becoming the primary way that we find and ingest information.

Five Reasons to Apply for eLearning Awards

Web Courseworks

This Huffington Post article  articulates it well, “…its not bragging if someone else says it.  This managing eLearning blog’s mission is to inform managers about emerging topics and to impart advice concerning becoming a better leader and manager.  As many of you know, I am a crossover corporate eLearning consultant and vendor. REFLECTION. RECOGNITION. NETWORKING. BRAND AWARENESS.

Is the ivory tower crumbling?

Learning with e's

High impact journals are those considered to be the most influential in their field, and they are calculated by an algorithm that considers a number of factors including article citations. It's notoriously difficult to get articles accepted for publication in these elite journals - the editors often pride themselves in their high rejection rates. That portion grew to 47% by 2013.

Paper cuts

E-Learning Provocateur

Thankfully I stumbled on this article by Phil Nickinson and learned that instead of starting at the map and uploading your photo sphere, you start at the photo sphere in your phone’s image gallery and share it to Maps. However a more pressing problem was that my photo sphere was rendering in Maps as a photo. The device. The ROI for Google Cardboard is through the roof. Hurrah!

The Power Of Learner Curiosity In Online Training


In this article, I’ll share 4 tips for how eLearning professionals can facilitate learner curiosity in their online training course design and delve into its many benefits. In essence, you must let them know that they are free to be curious and to seek out answers to their pressing questions. Benefits Of Learner Curiosity. Encourages intrinsic motivation. Want to read more?

Machine Learning

Janet Clarey

” A recent paper, “ Cognitive technologies in the technology sector: From science fiction vision to real-world value ” published by Deloitte University Press reports there have been 100 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) within the technology sector involving cognitive technology companies, products, and services since 2012. Other interesting articles on this topic: This AI Algorithm Learns Simple Tasks as Fast as We Do I was recently asked a question by a colleague about machine learning and I couldn’t answer it. Yowsa.

Consulting Isn’t My Backup Plan

Experiencing eLearning

Personally, I’d be hard pressed to go back to working in a “cubicle farm.” Although I’ve been self-employed for almost 5 years, I’m still regularly contacted by recruiters about full-time positions. Most of them are polite and professional, and I often refer them to other colleagues who I know are looking for work. He replied with this message.

The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

mLearning Revolution

Back in 2012 you would have been hard-pressed to find anything exciting in version 6 of Adobe Captivate, in fact most of the cool stuff at the time was coming from Adobe’s competitors, namely Articulate with their new Storyline software and their latest iteration of Articulate Studio. What a difference three short years make in technology. Adobe Captivate Draft for iPad. Conclusion.

More Random Web 2.0 Statistics

Kapp Notes

Facebook Press Room. Chitika Labs iPad Statistics In Wikipedia, the article titled Avatar was been viewed 1,363,783 times in January 2010. The article ranked 18 in traffic on The article Virtual World was viewed 929 times that month. Wikipedia Article Traffic Stats. Here is the first article about Random Web 2.0 Yammer Home Page. Web 2.0

Research Reviews of the Spacing Effect.

Will at Work Learning

San Diego, CA: Elsevier Academic Press. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, Article ID 203. I've been following the spacing effect for over a decade, writing a research-to-practice report in 2006 , and recommending the spacing effects to my clients and in the guise of subscription learning (threaded microlearning). One of the fascinating things is that researchers continue to be fascinated with the spacing effect producing about 10 new studies every year and many research reviews. Here are a list of the research reviews from most recent to earliest. Maddox, G. B. 2016). 2014).

7 Considerations when building your Training Strategy for 2017

Your Training Edge

In this article, I would be highlighting some of the considerations I took while working on the development of training strategy for 2017. Take into account all the pressing requirements and constraints while still keeping in mind the big picture i.e. what should be the long term corporate development. learning everywhere. Know yourself. Here I mean your Company. Is it balanced?

How to Create an eLearning Quiz in Camtasia Studio

eLearning Brothers

By the end of this article, you’ll be ready to start quizzing your viewers with the built-in quizzing feature. This can be done by clicking on your timeline scrub bar where you want a quiz and pressing “q”. We’re sure you’ve seen plenty of great videos produced with Camtasia Studio. But this is the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to the powerhouse that is Camtasia.

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Choosing a Style Guide for Your eLearning

eLearning Brothers

You’ll notice that a newspaper article will follow different conventions of style than, say, a legal document. Canadian Press Stylebook. In our school years we all (hopefully) learned the basic elements of grammar. At its basest level, grammar constitutes the rules necessary for our speech and writing to make sense. That is why grammar is important. But style is different.

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PowerPoint: Free Proportional Comparison Diagram Calculation Tool

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

If you find that you would like all of your shapes to be a different size, you can save time by grouping all the shapes (select all of the shapes and press [ ctrl ] [ g ] on your keyboard). Note:  If my color scheme for the proportional comparison diagram above looks familiar, it's because I used the same colors in my  Pictaculous article. Overlap you shapes.

Cognitive Psychology Anyone?

The eLearning Coach

With this in mind, here are a few sites that feature cognitive psychology podcasts, research, articles and news. I’m even sneaking in a few brain science sites for the true believers. Although the Cognitive Daily stopped publishing new articles in January 2010, it has 5 years worth of archives that are worth browsing. Salvidar, a doctoral student in the above science, does a good job of culling informative and relevant articles at his site. You may be familiar with MITs Online Courseware as it’s been mentioned in the press for years. Enjoy. Psych Files.

Leader development is the question. Is mobile the answer?

Allison Rossett

Talent Edge 2020 , a longitudinal study of the matters weighing on executives’ minds called out leadership as their most pressing talent concern. Gina Yusypchuk and I looked at the question of mobile apps for leader development in an article published in CLO Magazine. When you look at the numbers associated with workplace learning and development, the investment in leader performance jumps out. Bersin Associates, now affiliated with Deloitte, wrote this in 2012:  U.S. companies have increased leadership development spending 14 percent over 2011 levels to an estimated $13.6

Microsoft Brings Back Free Clip Art…Sort Of

Rapid eLearning

If you’re using Word, Excel or PowerPoint, press Insert > My Add-ins. In Press Refresh to update the list. Check out these articles and free resources in the community. Having free clip art is a big deal for those of us on fixed budgets and with limited access to stock images and clip art to use in our elearning courses, presentations, and training programs.

Writing & Grammar: Name that Mouse Move!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

In a later article, I will discuss mobile device behaviors. Press and release the left mouse button. Press and release the right mouse button. Quickly press and release the mouse button twice. Quickly press and release the mouse button three times. by Jennie Ruby  In training documents, help menu text and documentation we often find ourselves trying to describe common computer user actions. However, some of the terminology has changed over time, as new software and hardware features have been developed. So here is your challenge. Be careful! 1.1.1. White

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The Changing Face of Corporate L&D


Check this infographic that depicts five key findings from the survey (along with some Killer Questions), in case you are hard pressed for time. The Adidas Group’s New Way of Learning : Here’s another inspiring article that discusses how Adidas re-imagined learning with its new vision called ‘New Way of Learning’ by blending learning with work. Articles/Posts. The result?

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What Is Mindfulness’s Place at Work?

CLO Magazine

Second, she wrote that the practice, in a word, trivializes very real and pressing issues that are part of the human experience and can’t simply be “thought away.” That got me thinking about another article , which speaks directly to the workplace and what’s happening in it to promote employee happiness and ultimately drive business performance. wasn’t quite there.

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Here’s a Free E-Learning Template to Get the New Year Started

Rapid eLearning

It can be a challenge meeting New Year’s resolutions when you’re pressed for time. Here are some great articles from the elearning community : E-Learning, Training, and Instructional Design Jobs (updated 01/2/15). To help you gain some time, I’ve included this free elearning template. Included are templates for Storyline and PowerPoint. See the Free Template in Action. Storyline.

Developer Diaries: Using a Drawing Tablet Instead of a Mouse

eLearning Brothers

But a tablet is that much more awesome. I’m not a doctor, but, these are my observations: A mouse puts weird stress on your hands while you press and hold buttons and drag. recommend reading his article if you have a tablet on the best set up for you.  I also recommend reading Clay’s article. He Now I will never go back to using solely a mouse. It’s ergonomic.