Tue.Oct 18, 2011

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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?

eFront

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!

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

Want to develop an effective customer training strategy for your organization? Download this guide to learn some simple steps you can follow to set your team up for success. Click to download.

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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.

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.

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

OpenSesame

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

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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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