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How to Use PowerPoint

The Peformance Improvement

Having viewed many TED presentations, I had the mistaken belief that leaders were finally learning how to use PowerPoint (and other presentation tools) effectively. Recently, however, I’ve attended presentations by very smart people (doctors, lawyers, CPAs, professors, etc.), who are leaders in their organizations, who insist on putting as many words and numbers on a slide as possible.

Great Gamification Video by Sebastian Deterding

Kapp Notes

Recently, I have been having a great conversation with Kathy Sierra and Sebastian Deterding about Gamification…what it means, what it doesn’t mean and the implications, it was been a wonderful discussion. You can follow the thread, and add your own comments at In Defense of the Term “Gamification” as used by Learning Professionals. Design Games

When the dam breaks.

Learning with e's

Publication of research is one of the most important facets of academic life. can't stress enough how important it is for good research to be as widely and swiftly disseminated as possible. Without it, our practice is less likely to be informed, and more prone to repeated errors. As a researcher myself, I take this challenge very seriously. This is the way it should be. It won't. It will not.

How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?


Joan T. Cook raised an interesting question at the Instructional Design and eLearning Professionals' Group " How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?" Several professionals in the Learning industry want to convert their f2f courses into an eLearning format. However, several of them do the same mistake again and again. The answer is really simple. WRONG!

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Leadership emerges from network culture

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Even five years ago it was not the norm to work at a distance. Employers wanted to keep workers on-site, when it made no sense, as this post from 2005 noted: virtual work, but we need you onsite. Virtual work is no longer limited to mostly free-agents, as many salaried employees today work at least part-time off-site. When people work at a distance, an implicit shift occurs. 21C_Leader Work

Adobe Captivate 5.5: The Hidden Font Size Menu

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. Changing the font size of selected text is a simple thing to accomplish in Captivate. All you need to do is select a text caption (or highlight some text within a text caption). On the Properties panel, Character group, type the desired font size and press [ Enter ] on your keyboard. Have you noticed what's missing on the Character group? It appears that you cannot select a font size from a drop-down menu like you can in most other applications. But looks can be deceiving. Don't click inside the Size field. just move your mouse pointer over the field.

CLO Thinking (& Measurement)

Clark Quinn

I attended the CLO Symposium with my ITA colleagues Jay Cross and Jane Hart.  It was an interesting event, with a theme of “ Game-Changing Learning: Development for the New Normal “, held at a classy venue on the beach, and was well-organized.  (You can see Jay’s writeup here.)  And the keynotes that I saw were in synch: Stephen Covey talked about the need for trust and Jon Katzenbach on how to build culture were both excellent, as was Dan Pontefract’s story on making collaboration intrinsic to Telus.  At a lower level, however, the conference felt mired in the past.

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What I learned at the European SharePoint Conference, Day 1

SharePoint and Assessment

Here’s an update from  from the stimulating European SharePoint Conference in Berlin. There are 800 attendees, a lot of vendors (3 exhibit halls) and many interesting people to talk to. The Estrel Hotel and Conference Center is a good venue, very comfortable and although huge also human. Here are the sessions I attended today: Keynote – Bjørn Olstad – Overview from Microsoft.

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

Foching up social media

E-Learning Provocateur

Aviation is a good sport, but for the army it is useless. So declared General Ferdinand Foch in 1911, merely 3 years before the outbreak of World War I. To be fair, we shouldn’t forget the context in which the statement was uttered. It wasn’t even a decade since Orville Wright managed to keep his engine-powered Wright Flyer in the air for 12 seconds. He simply lacked imagination.

Get an E-Learning Job with these Simple Tips

Rapid eLearning

I’ve been on the road quite a bit this year. One of the most frequent questions I get is how to find an elearning job. While the rest of the economy seems to be stuck in mud, this seems to be a good time to consider a career in elearning. It’s still a relatively new industry and technology is making it easier than ever to get a foothold. Here’s Why You Need an E-Learning Portfolio. That’s fine.

Foching up social media

E-Learning Provocateur

Aviation is a good sport, but for the army it is useless. So declared General Ferdinand Foch in 1911, merely 3 years before the outbreak of World War I. To be fair, we shouldn’t forget the context in which the statement was uttered. It wasn’t even a decade since Orville Wright managed to keep his engine-powered Wright Flyer in the air for 12 seconds. By the end of the year, however, the Italians were already using aeroplanes for reconnaissance and bombing raids in their war against the Turks in Libya. Today, of course, aeroplanes are a critical component of warfare.

Collaborative Consumption in Corporate Training: Make your Learning Department a Profit Center


In these difficult times, it’s essential to find innovative ways to do more with less, to repurpose or recycle existing resources and to find creative solutions for workplace challenges. At OpenSesame we believe there’s an opportunity for collaborative consumption in the corporate training sector. Right Selling eLearning Courses

Customer Training Completion Rates

Curious to learn how different factors in your training courses may affect completion rates? We crunched the numbers to help you set goals for course completion and build your content strategy. Download the study to learn what kind of content keeps learners engaged, how long courses should be, and more.

MT2 Announces 2011 Top Simulations & Training Companies

The Learning Circuits

With Ben’s expertise in simulations and games, I thought it might be worth mentioning that Military Training Technology (MT2) magazine recently announced its listing of the 2011 Top Simulation & Training Companies. An impartial panel selected the winners from MT2’s most competitive group yet. The companies’ products and services enable U.S.

When Acquisitions Pay Off

Learning on the Leading Edge

SuccessFactors announced its acquisition of Plateau last spring, a move heralded by many ( [link] ). The logic of integrating performance and learning management is irrefutable. Employee needs or gaps are recognized; remedies, including coursework, are prescribed and the results are all amalgamated in one application for monitoring and acting upon in a continuous cycle. This ideal, of course, in only achievable if the technical integration of the different application sets is realized.

Free E-Learning Podcast 17: Social Media for Learning

e-Learning Academy

Episode 17 e-learning tutorial looks at what social media is, technology trends that are or will influence our practice, and things we need to think about before implementing social media into our organisation. Why not download this free e-learning training from iTunes Or read the Transcript Or watch the entire free e-learning tutorial series on [.]. Learning Tutorial Podcast Social media Video

Moneyball comes to Human Resources: Data Science Matters

Learning on the Leading Edge

While you may not be a baseball fan, you have to admit that this movie (and book) is really all about Human Resources. Billy Beane learned that by using data shrewdly he could build a high-performing team at a fraction the cost of his competitors. Facebook users now upload more than 6 billion photos per month and YouTube users upload more video each day than all the major networks content combined.

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.

The Seven Learning Challenges and Trends for 2012

B Online Learning

Share. Tweet. Pin It. This week I watched a webinar presented by Elliott Masie, titled, “The Seven Learning Challenges and Trends for 2012″ One of the most interesting elements of the presentation was that Masie used all photographs or images and barely any text. He explained his reasoning behind this was related to research that he had just read [.]. eLearning News instructional design Master elearning Course

le congé a Palm Springs

Jay Cross

Palm Springs Air Museum. Relive World War II). Pigging out at Lulu. wouldn’t have said this five years ago, but America has become a better vacation deal than Europe. dollar buys twice as much as a Norwegian Kroner — and you have a whole lot more to chose from. Just Jay


My date with Adobe Captivate 5.5 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3… at HTML5 Restaurant!

Adobe Captivate

Photography is one of my hobbies and I’m sure it’s the same with some of you reading this post. When I thought of creating some content in HTML5 for my iPad, the first thing that crossed my mind was Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3. I not only appreciate it but have also seen a lot of my photographer [.]. Extending Captivate Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" Adobe Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate 5.5 captivate training HTML5 iPad publish to HTML5 rapid elearning authoring tools SWF to HTML5