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Virtual College Tour at Air Force Academy

Kapp Notes

Here is a great 3D tour created in a virtual world of the Air Force Academy. I really like the mini games. 3D worlds virtual immersive environment

Understanding how the new Quizzes work in Adobe Captivate 5.5 [VIDEO]

mLearning Revolution

I hope you are enjoying learning more about our new Adobe Captivate 5.5 and Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 releases , and also that you have had a chance to download the trials and take the new features for a spin. One thing I’m really excited about is our new Quizzes in Adobe Captivate 5.5 and in general how question slides are presented to the Learner. software, you can find the rules HERE.

Rethinking the Article as the Basic Unit of Journalism

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

A spate of recent blog posts have, independently it seems, questioned the traditional preeminence of the article as the basic unit of journalism. The first of these, chronologically, is a liveblogged review by Adam Tinworth of a News:Rewired conference session on liveblogging. In it, Tinworth summarizes a point made by presenter Matt Wells of the Guardian : “Matt thinks that liveblogs are one of the best ways of covering stories that don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. The inverse pyramid story may be the single biggest reason that journalists are mistrusted.

Learning In The Future – Exploring Five Themes

Upside Learning

It’s been a trying time of the year; erratic schedules, vacations and finding time to introspect has meant I’ve not blogged over the last month or so. As I get back on track, it’s time to start blogging in earnest again. We’ve gone from attending eLearning conferences to mLearning conferences; it’s just around the corner from mLearnCon 2011. As mobile computing becomes mainstream, it is worth thinking about the nature of learning in the future. As technology permeates our daily lives and goes on to become an essential part of it, the impact promises to be far-reaching. Only time will tell.

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The Pains & Gains of Higher Education: Is College worth It?


For most high schoolers today, college is the obvious next step. But a recent Pew study gives us pause: is college really worth it? While no two circumstances are exactly the same, and the answers are largely subjective, we can still draw conclusion based upon survey results and statistical figures that reveal the monetary gains of attending college. Click image to enlarge). Online Training

Adding Tension to eLearning Stories to Engage Learners

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis Using eLearning stories with varied elements of tension is an effective way of helping learners focus their attention on learning what they need to learn. Events that stimulate certain tension levels are more likely to imprint in the minds of learners, thus helping them learn the subject and retain what they have learned. What situations often call immediate reaction?

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3 Ways Managers Can Teach Without Telling


In today’s service economy, organizations need employees to constantly learn, share information, coach each other and think on their feet. The more employees know (and how to use what they know), the better they can respond and perform in a changing workplace. Helping them learn is a strategic management responsibility. Here is a great line I hear a lot from many educators: “Telling isn’t teaching.”

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Writing & Grammar: Department of Redundancy Department

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby. How many redundancies can you spot in the paragraph below?      You walk up to an ATM machine and enter your PIN number. While you are there, you print out a hard copy of your statement so you can check on the past history of your account. The reason you need a printout is because your total balance seems too high, and you want to make absolutely certain your rent check has cleared.   Some of the redundancies may be obvious, but others have become such habitual usage that it sounds funny to us to eliminate them. Writing & Grammar

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Take Charge of your eLearning environment

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Being Savvy About SAVI (and Accelerated Learning)

Social Learning

A couple of months ago I posted a blog about Accelerated Learning, and my experiences with it, before I even knew such a thing as Accelerated Learning existed. I had participated in a program on Accelerated Learning, or Whole Brain Learning, at the Minnesota Chapter of the International Society of Performance Improvement (MNISPI). The Anderson people talked mostly about collaborative learning.

mLearnCon Speaker Prep: Insights on Presenting from Nancy Duarte

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

You might be getting yourself ready for mLearnCon this week. For some of you that means getting presentations ready. For others, preparation means picking out sessions to attend. I would argue that BOTH of you should take a look at this interview on presenting. Just because you aren't presenting THIS year doesn't mean you won't be presenting at some point in your career. Tell a great story!

Training at its Basic is a Positive Impact Caused by Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

The WSJ recently ran an informative article, Lessons Learned that discusses the importance of the need to create a workplace environment that actively encourages people to change. This is actually a myth as some studies suggest the transfer rate is actually around 60% as the the study the WSJ used is based on extremely faulty research (see Myth - 10% of Training Transfers to the Job ). it depends.


Talent Development Reporting Principles Part 3: The Three Reports


Last week I introduced the three statements recommended as part of the evolving standards for L&D called Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRP). Those three statements are business outcomes, effectiveness, and efficiency. This week I want to discuss the three recommended reports which are the L&D Summary Report, L&D Program Report, and L&D Operations Report.

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Updated Classic: Peter Block's Flawless Consulting by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Success in business is the result of paying attention to and understanding the emotional and personal dimensions of our workplaces. This goes doubly for consulting, whether as an internal agent of change or an external advisor. Peter Block shows you how to get there. Design Strategies Getting Started Management Strategies Professional Development Project Management

Let’s stop discriminating against mothers

Jay Cross

MoveOn founder Joan Blades is incensed that mothers take the shaft in the workplace. More info at MomsRising and The Custom-Fit Workplace. Just Jay

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Twitter Digest for 2011-06-02

Jane Hart

Tweet. “increased employee engagement improves business performance, but the inverse is not true.&# [link] #. The Four Stages of Teaching Yourself to Cook (and How Cooking Can Change Your Life) [link] <cd be The 4 Stages of Learning #. Virtual Worlds: Immersive Training, Collaboration and Meetings fm WebWorker Daily [link] #. How Twitter Works as a Q&A App [INFOGRAPHIC] [link] via @ mashable #. Check out my @ twttimes newspaper: [link] #. Twitter Week is 11-17 July on # shareandlearn – daily focused discussions and sharing abt use of Twitter for learning [link] #. link] #.

#lrnchat coup d’état

Jay Cross

#lrnchat is a weekly gathering of learning and development professionals on Twitter. This evening, our hosts did not show up. After fidgeting a while, the lrnchatters took matters into their own hands and began posting. Our topic was innovation in learning, and the responses were nothing if not innovative. Here’s a partial transcript, although it’s first-in, last-out, so you’ll have to read it backwards if you’re interested in the flow of the conversation. Leaderless discussion… BrownSugaBabe08. JoanVinallCox. : jaycross. : Father asks what WTF means. lrnchat #fb.

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.