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What if Learning Was a Martial Arts Movie?

Association eLearning

Whether they’re a hardened mercenary or a peace-loving monk, the main characters in martial arts films are always dedicated to what they do. It’s clear that they’ve devoted their lives to their art and everything is connected to it in some way. It’s their passion. What if we had that same level of passion for learning? Some people definitely do, but think about it for a minute. Soft music plays].


Self-regulation & PKM

Clark Quinn

I’m a fan of Harold Jarche’s Seek-Sense-Share (SSS) model for Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM). I was also reading about self-regulated learning , and a proposed model for that. And I realized they could be related. Naturally, I created a diagram. To start with, Harold’s model is oriented around coping with the information flow as a component of learning. Two additional things.

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LMS Decision Making Criteria B4 U Buy

eLearning 24-7

If you are like me, you have probably seen dozens of posts or articles out there telling you here is “how to pick an LMS”, “criteria for selecting an LMS”, “best practices for buying an LMS” and so forth. The problem I have with all these items, is wondering how many of these people have bought an LMS, i.e. been on your side – the buyer’s side? 

When Should You Use Video in eLearning?

eLearning Brothers

Lights, camera, action…everyone loves a video! And, videos make a great addition to eLearning courses. But is a video always the right option? Not always. Here are five questions to ask before you spend the time (or money) adding video to your course: Will this video help increase learners’ understanding of the topic? Will a short video clip suffice? disagree. Can we create a quality video?

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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7 Secrets for Setting and Communicating Priorities

ej4 eLearning

If you’ve ever stayed to finish a report instead of heading off to lunch, gone for a morning run instead of grabbing an extra 20 minutes in bed, or sat through a kid’s school play, you’re familiar with setting priorities. Setting priorities isn’t just about choosing to do one thing over another; it’s about choosing to do important things first so that you can achieve your long-term goals. Once priorities are established, they help us to stay organized and on-task. We are most familiar with individuals setting goals and choosing priorities, but teams and organizations can do so as well.

Next book?

Clark Quinn

The time has come to ask: what should be my next book?  I’ve written four so far: Engaging Learning was something I felt was needed because people had written about the importance of games but no one was writing about how to design them, and I could. Then, while I wanted to write about elearning strategy, my publisher wanted a book on mobile and I realized one was needed and the other likely candidates deferred. Hence, Designing mLearning. After that, my publisher’s sister company wanted a book on mlearning for higher education, and I ended up writing  The Mobile Academy.

Beyond the Hype: Technology’s True Place in Learning

CLO Magazine

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. George Orwell. Education psychologist Dr. Robert Mayer once said, “Learning is a relatively permanent change in a person’s knowledge or behavior due to experience.” For instance, do you remember how to ride a bicycle? If you learned, probably so. million.

4 Important Keys to Video Pre-Production Planning

eLearning Brothers

There are a lot of meetings to have when building a corporate video. Any video that involves more than one person is going to require some sort of meeting of the minds. So what should you be thinking about as you walk into this meeting? That really depends on where you are at in your process, but here is a list of challenges I’ve come to expect from the first pre-production meeting to the last.

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.

JoomlaLMS Workaround: How to Add a Forum to a JoomlaLMS Site


As you might know, by default, JoomlaLMS is not integrated with any Joomla! forum tool. We abandoned the integration in favor of a JoomlaLMS native forum tool that is in the development stage currently. Blog articles

Why is Twitter no longer No 1 on the Top Tools for Learning list?

Jane Hart

After 7 years at the top of the Top 100 Tools for Learning , this year Twitter fell back to No 3 place in 2016, and there’s been some talk why this is the case, so I thought I’d examine some of the reasons here. Anja thought it was because the mainstream had taken over my questionnaire! C4LPT @_donaukind Thanks, I’ve seen it. wagner (@acwagner) October 16, 2016. Social learning

#edTech Education one on one by Mike Sharples

Ignatia Webs

Mike Sharples gives a follow-up talk on educational technology, now with a strong focus on contemporary options. The previous talk covered EdTech from 1950-2010 and this talk looks at contemporary technology and pedagogy related to edTech. link to the full slide deck can be found at the end of this blogpost. Looking at technology. Within a year this will happen. Vavoula & Sharples (2007).


Grab Your e-Learner’s Attention

CLO Magazine

Adults are increasingly heading online to learn. Whether it’s for personal or professional advancement, they’re logging on to access information that can help them remain competitive. The e-learning market was projected to reach $107 billion just one year ago, and according to the Global E-learning Market 2016-2020 report, the space will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 17.81

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

New Camtasia 9 Behaviors Will Add Sizzle to Your Production

eLearning Brothers

Having a thorough knowledge of your eLearning tools is essential in becoming an eLearning rock star. Any knight should know his sword, any author his pen, and any video maker his editor. That is why we here at eLearning Brothers have an open knowledge base for support. With the update to Camtasia 9/3, we have been adding new skills to our support page. How have you used the new Camtasia 9/3?


Reduced-In-Force…Bomb Sniffer Looking for a Home

Living in Learning

Will stipulate knowledge acquisition is important, but many years of corporate L&D experience has this dog trained to recognize that training…in and of itself…only drives potential. Convinced that “knowing what to do” is great…but actually “doing it effectively” is the brass ring we all seek, but only manifests at the point-of-work…and that requires chasing a performance paradigm like a big dog.

3 Key Benefits of Visualization in E-learning [Infographic]

CommLab India

Studies reveal that humans learn easily with the help of visuals compared to text. study revealed people remember 10% of what they hear, 20% of what they read, and 80% of what they see and do. Looking at these statistics, we understand the significance of visualization in e-learning. In e-learning, visuals are used to reduce cognitive load and help learners reinforce their learning.

3 Skills for Women That Make Huge Organizational Change


In 1980, there were no female senior executives in the top 100 businesses in America.  . In 1994, there were no female CEOs of Fortune 500 companies ( Pew ).  . By 2015, women held 14% of the top five leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies ( CNN ).  . In 2016, there were 21 female CEOs, or roughly 4% of the overall ( Fortune ).  . This is, most certainly, progress.  .  . Women are making it.

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.

7 Tips to Avoid the Hidden Costs of LMS Implementation


Ditch the unexpected expenses of LMS implementation with these 7 tips. Planning for every eventuality will only get you so far. There are times when the unexpected happens, and takes a bit out of your corporate eLearning budget. This is often the case with the hidden costs of LMS implementation. The last thing you need is hidden fees piling up when it’s time to launch. Identify Your Assets.

Creative Uses of Stock Images

eLearning Brothers

eLearning Brothers is committed to bringing you the highest quality computer-based training assets we can at a competitive price. In this quest, we strive to have a high selection of assets to choose from, because oftentimes quantity is right up there with quality. This brings us to the subject of stock images. Santa Cash. What will you say with this image? You decide! Fishbowl for Sale.

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Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

Course creation and delivery have come a long way in the past couple of decades. There have been all types of blend in learning, using all possible avenues from brick-and-mortar classrooms, virtual classrooms, eLearning, digital tutorials, videos, to xAPI tracking all forms of social or informal learning. However, most of the available information is piecemeal. Process Flow. Let us understand.


Do You Really Know the Four Levels?


On October 13, Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick , in cooperation with ATD, presented a webinar entitled, "Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation: Do You Really Know the Four Levels?". Don Kirkpatrick's groundbreaking four levels of training evaluation is the most widely used training evaluation model in the world. But how many variations of "Kirkpatrick" are in use today? And what number of misassumptions and faulty practices have crept in over 60 years? The reality is, quite a few. Identify tactics to get beyond Kirkpatrick Levels 1 and 2. Click here to listen to the recording.

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.

#ic_moveme Jeremy Knox on new MOOC paradigms beyond MOOCs

Ignatia Webs

Jeremy Knox gave a philosophically interesting talk about the effects of MOOCs on education. For a in-depth information, have a look at his recently published wonderful book. What follows are liveblogging notes. How has the movement of cMOOC/xMOOCs impacted informal learning. Looking back to the 2012 and 2013 where the media got interested in the rise of the MOOC.


Making sense of digital

Learning with e's

I learn a lot from discussions on social media channels such as Twitter. Some might be aware that I established a chat for the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) a couple of years ago, which is dedicated to discussions around technology supported learning in all sectors. The follow up question was 'what digital competencies/literacies do you consider essential for university students?

3 Spooktacular Captivate Templates

eLearning Brothers

Alas, it is that time of year again, when children don the masks of ghoulish creatures and roam the streets searching for sugary goodness. The time when grown men and women cower in fear at toilet paper and eggs. And back in the day, it was a time when the barrier between the our world and the spirit realm became porous, monsters and apparitions spilling into the land of the living. Space Invader.

12 Top Video Footage Sites for E-learning Designers

CommLab India

Videos add great value to learning, reducing the load of reading and helping the learner retain information for a longer period. Video footage can be added in a course for a “wow” effect (e.g. the footage used to illustrate a technique). Videos help the learners to connect with your course and complete it. You can find video clips arranged in a number of categories.

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Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.