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Mark your calendars: ScreencastCamp 2014

Visual Lounge

ScreencastCamp is a gathering of screencasters and visual communication aficionados wanting to network, learn, and collaborate on the art of screencasting. The post Mark your calendars: ScreencastCamp 2014 appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Every summer, from age 8 through 17, my parents would send me off to 2 weeks of summer camp in northern Michigan. What does that mean?

Using a Learning Management System as a Communication Platform

Absorb LMS

In most organizations, communicating with large numbers of employees isn’t easy unless you’re part of some privileged inner circle. If you have administrative access to a learning management system (LMS) that contains the ability to send custom messages to learners, you have at your fingertips a powerful communication tool. Compose the message.

Webinar: How to Build a Conversation Simulation to Practice Communication Skills

eLearning Brothers

Elena and Brian from iSpring and Andrew here at eLearning Brothers talk a little bit about the product and how to use it to practice communication skills with your learners. As always, keep an eye on our Events calendar for future webinars and training opportunities. We here at eLearning Brothers are big fans of a good conversation scenario. Watch the entire webinar below.

Remind 101: How a Student’s Struggle with Dyslexia and ADD Led to the Creation of a New Communication Tool for Educators

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Remind101 is a free, safe messaging service for teachers to communicate with students and parents via text or email. Between classroom websites, calendars, emails and newsletters…they’ve got a lot to keep up with. For Educators Communication toolsGuest post by Christine Garland from Remind101. At that mo ment, Remind101 was born, or at least the concept.

Adobe Captivate 6: Unable to Disable

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Click the  Calendar  button at the right, select a future date and then click the  OK  button. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning mLearningby Kevin Siegel    If you would like to ensure that your learners always return to your site and receive fresh lessons, one way to proceed would be to set a Project Expiry Date. Choose  File > Publish Settings. From the  Project category at the left, select  Start and  End. Then select Project Expiry Date. In fact, the feature has been available for years.

The Forge with special guest Dan Roam

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add to your calendar ). The Forge Interview Video visual communicationI’m not going to pull any punches, I am super excited about the next episode of the Forge. Over the last few years I have worked hard to integrate more visuals into all of my work. I have practiced and read books, I’ve even presented at a conference or two. Navy, and the United States Senate.

Upcoming Webinar: Communicating with the Next Generation

Kapp Notes

The webinar is titled "Communicating with the Next Generation." Be sure to register Communicating with the Next Generation Date: Friday, December 12, 2008 10:00 a.m. Ever wonder how to communicate with the ever-connected, but seemingly isolated, new generation of students? For more details about this and other upcoming webinars, visit the NetWorks Webinar Calendar. Here is some information for a webinar I am doing this Friday. Here is the description of the event. One raised on a steady diet of video games, electronic gadgets and the Internet? Register Now!

The Most Important Learning Management System Features to Support Instructor-Led Courses

Absorb LMS

The system provides a way for learners and instructors to add course sessions to their personal calendars (Outlook, etc.). The system provides a calendar-view of sessions to learners, instructors, and administrators. The system provides learners with clear e-mail communication regarding enrolment, session reminders, and course completion. Your needs over time may change.

Webinar – How to Refer an LMS Client and Get Paid


Get this webinar on your calendar by clicking the Webinar Sign-up button. Vice President, Marketing and Communications. Sign up for this FREE webinar on Jun 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT. Webinar Sign-up. One referral that becomes a client could be worth over $5,500! What the Webinar Will Cover: About TOPYX® Learning Management System. Referral Partner Program Overview & Commission.

Do Low-Cost, All-Inclusive LMS Packages Exist?


Also, eLearning training tools, administration functions, mobile accessibility, and social media communication features make LMSs attractive to organizations. Events, calendars, personal profiles, memos, newsletters, and the like can all be stored in an LMS and accessed via mobile device, so long as the learning management system has mobile capabilities. Jeffrey A.

9 Study Tips for eLearners


You are all alone, and the only way to get well-connected to your eLearning environment is to communicate, communicate and communicate. Work with your online peers effectively, through responsive communication. Highlight all the assignment and quiz dates and include them in your personal calendar. A study calendar will remind you when something is coming up.

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Learning is Everybody’s Business

Origin Learning

An employee has just completed his/her appraisal, and must immediately get to work on some strong feedback by the appraiser that his/her Business Communication Skills are not up to mark and this lacuna is visibly affecting the work – both within his/her own team and relationships with his/her customers. Basically, learning per se has become a social cognitive process.

How to Start a Classroom Blog in One Afternoon

DigitalChalk eLearning

Whether you teach in a traditional, blended or flipped classroom, a classroom blog can be used to improve student engagement, increase communication and more. For example, you could create a “ Resources Page ” where you share links to important documents, your contact information, an assignments calendar and more. In the 21st century, it seems like every educator has a blog.

How to Make Training Fun with an LMS


An LMS facilitates this with social learning tools like web conferencing, realtime chat, calendaring, and Shoutbox. Vice President, Marketing and Communications. When you were growing up, did you like school? As you got older and began to pursue a postsecondary education, did you look forward to your classes? For many people, the answer to both of these questions is “no.” Jeffrey A.

12 Common Complaints about Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Connect Thinking

When selecting a LMS, be sure to map your existing administration and end user workflows, and use these maps to communicate your LMS implementation requirements. Our LMS doesn’t support non Microsoft applications, such as Google Calendar: Very annoying! I have rarely heard a learning professional say “ Our LMS does everything we need.” The Bottom Line.

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7 Steps to an Effective Serious Game or Gamification Implementation

Knowledge Guru

How will you communicate about the game? You probably have lots of training initiatives happening in a calendar year. Create a communications strategy around the game. Every single case study I have seen of a successful Knowledge Guru implementation incorporates some sort of multi-part communications strategy to get the word out about the game. Required” works best.

The 7 most important LMS features to support Synchronous Learning


Sometimes, though, a specific course or a specific lesson requires real-time or even face to face communication, and e-learning, thanks to the capabilities of modern networks and communications technologies can adapt to that too. 1) Calendaring / Bulletin Board. n this blog post we’ll describe some essential LMS features to support synchronous learning. 2) Webcasts.

The Twitter Chat Conundrum (Part Two)

Learning Rebels

If you are looking to augment your current twitter chat calendar consider looking outside your industry, you will be amazed at what you’ll learn and where you go. Personal Learning Network Social Learning Social Learning Tools Technology Tips @theweirdteacher #totallyRossome Change Communication social learning status-quo Tools twitter twitter chatYou all KILLED IT! Why not?

Utilizing Social Learning for Workplace Learning: What Can Learners and Managers Do?


They should make the efforts of listing the benefits of the initiative and create communication explaining the benefits of joining. The communication vehicle can be an email, online announcement on the intranet or company newsletter – anything that reaches maximum number of potential learners. Social media is here to stay. What can Learners do to ensure Social Learning success?

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Learn a New Skill: Finding Your Ideal Work/Life Balance


Today, I’ll focus on stress management and good communication as key components to a healthy work/life balance. . Personally, I prefer to use a physical calendar for everything non-work related—I have 3 whiteboards on my wall at home (one for the current week, one for the month, and one for various other notes)—and stick to my Google Calendar for everything work related.

How Managers Put Up Barriers to Employee Learning

The Peformance Improvement

I will have my assistant send you a calendar invite. Communication Employee Engagement Human Resource Development Learning Culture Management Organization Culture Organizational Learning Training(This post first appeared on ). Organizational barriers to learning are often not as obvious as being given no budget for training, or no training facilities, or no LMS.

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning


Communicate with a peer or supervisor via email, video conference, or realtime chat. These features include personal profiles (much like those used on social media networks), realtime chat, calendaring, video conferencing, blogs, and forums. Vice President, Marketing and Communications. Knowledge is attained very differently today than it was in the past. Networking – 30%.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Who wants to add a new mode of communication to our work day? The weekly chat is a regular reminder to participate: #TalkTech is a recurring weekly event on everyone’s Outlook calendar. Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I’m here to tell you its not. Informal learning is an everyday thing. We call it #TalkTech. Swaying the Skeptics.

Working space as learning space

Learning with e's

It's important that I have all my resources to hand, including DVDs, maps, books, laptops, communication tools (note the Hub) and other technologies. Finally, you'll note that I use a paper based diary as a supplement to my digital calendar. Graham Attwell over at Pontydysgu (Bridge to Learning) has challenged me to take five pictures that depict my working space as a learning space.

How to Modernize Manager Development

CLO Magazine

In one assignment, participants learned the LAP model for effective communication: listen, ask, prime. After watching a short video describing the approach, they identified a meeting on their calendar that week to test drive it. There’s a motto that stretches from political to organizational life: “The middle makes it happen.” Your organization’s middle managers are no exception.

Election Day – Using Social Media Campaign Methods to Enhance Learning Programs


But people from all over the US have had this date circled on their calendar for years. Engaging Communications. Election Day – Using Social Media Campaign Methods to Enhance Learning Programs. Many of you, much like myself are incredibly tired of the election build-up. Well, I’m here to tell you, it’s finally time. Reminders. But the reminders definitely help.

It’s All About the Brand, ‘Bout the Brand…

Learning Rebels

Are we communicating to best of our abilities the role of learning in an organization? Branding is about communicating to your customer – and do not for one second let your eye leave the prize. No, not some bland training calendar buried in the quarterly report sent out by operations where you will be buried in the small print. But what about personal branding? Clean.

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Connect to Engage: Millennials Want Collaborative, Online Learning Delivery

CLO Magazine

In another company, it can be a combination of synchronous tools such as Web, audio or video learning and asynchronous tools such as calendars and links. When many employees log into the environment at once, there’s an ability to communicate, interact and exchange information. Ask A Gen Y collaboration communication learning deliveryIn covering the learning and development industry, you hear a lot of buzz around millennials demanding a great deal of flexibility—and there’s truth behind it. We expect flexibility in how, when and where we work. for all students.

Why we need Learning Management Systems


A software application used to organize and distribute e-learning materials, assignments, and assessments; track and calculate grades; and facilitate communication among students and teachers. “We book everything in our company calendar. Why We Need Learning Management Systems. Have you found yourself fighting your way through the learning and development market without a guide?

An LMS Balances the Needs of Companies and Employees


Personal profiles, video conferencing, calendaring, realtime chat, and social media features keep employees connected to their workplace community. Vice President, Marketing and Communications. A business organization tends to thrive on systematic processes, whereas its employees desire to accomplish unique and purposeful tasks that give them a sense of meaning. For example, an LMS….

25 eLearning tools you need to have


Aside from learning management systems, there are now all kinds of nifty online apps that can help you to organize your work, research trends, create course content, network with peers, and communicate with learners. Tool: Google Calendar. What it does: Google Calendar is our favorite eLearning tool for staying on top of team meetings and keeping up with customers and partners.

Facebook for e-Learning


At the same time, Facebook is one of the fastest growing social networks that helps people communicate efficiently with their friends, families, coworkers, and classmates. Events Calendar You can create, edit and maintain a monthly calendar on your profile and share it with your learners. 50% of Facebooks active users log on to Facebook in any given day. See what they think!

Adopting e-Learning: Tips for reaping business benefits out of your elearning initiative


With the evolution of communication and development technologies, e-learning has become cost effective and more accessible. In addition, we also developed a small 5-minute promotional video , which gave the learner a quick recount of all the training events and workshops in the calendar year. The growth of the e-learning industry has been massive in the last decade. Source ).

Tune in to the Forge Live, October 13, 2pm EST

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We have an all-star line-up including: Tom Johnson -Technical Communicator and author of I'd Rather Be Writing (that's Tom pictured on the right). It's TechSmith's monthly webshow where we talk about screencapture, screencasting, visual communication and more. You can download a calendar invite for Outlook here (.msg). It's that time again! Dan Nunez is back. New to The Forge?