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Tour Stops for Week Two of Gamification of Learning and Instruction Tour

Kapp Notes

TODAY’S STOP: Clark Quinn Learnlets. Clark is not necessarily a fan of the term “Gamification” and provides some powerful reasons why in his post. And his suggestion of “Beyond Gamification” would have been a really good title. This week promises to be an exciting second week of the Gamification Blog Book Tour. Here are the stops for this week. April 23: Clark Quinn Learnlets. April 24: Karl Grieb ASTD Philadelphia Chapter. April 26: Debbie Richards Take an e-Learning Break And a live appearance by Karl at the NY ASTD Chapters combined SIG Meeting.

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Collaboration is what we do nowadays: get over it

Clive on Learning

Stephen Downes pointed out an article in The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning by Neus Capdeferro and Margarida Romero entitled Are online learners frustrated with collaborative learning experiences? This caught my attention because I'm a great believer in and keen user of this approach. My experience has been extremely positive and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Anyway, the authors claim: Despite the pedagogical advantages of collaborative learning, online learners can perceive collaborative learning activities as frustrating experiences.

The Five Moments of Learning Need (#ASTDLN)

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from ASTD Learn Now Session with Conrad. Gottfredson and Bob Mosher of Ontuitive (formerly LearningGuide Solutions). I am. a co-facilitator for this 1.5 day conference, along with Bob, Conrad, and Chad. Udell of Float Learning. About 55 learning colleagues gathered here at the. lovely Hilton in San Francisco. “I don’t care what they know, I do care what they do.”.

Unleashing the OER 101 Workshop! WOW!

ZaidLearn

OER MISSION! This blog post will be updated continuously until after I have completed the 2-day 'OER 101 Workshop' at Wawasan Open University (WOU) from 26-27 April. Here is my first version of the presentation slides for the workshop (158 slides over 2 days, not 10 minutes! The slides will reach sizzling inter-galactic quality after 3 rounds of conducting this workshop. BEEN OERing SINCE 2005!

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Getting Started with Mobile Learning (Chad Udell) (#ASTDLN)

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from ASTD Learn Now Session with Chad Udell (@visualrinse) of Float Learning (www.floatlearning.com). Mobile -- nearly pervasive devices. Aspects of mobile learning: mobility. ubiquity. accessibility. connectivity. context sensitivity (time, location and intent). individuality (the content that I access is different than the content that you access). Key questions you should be asking your organization before you get into mobile learning/key areas to consider: What is driving mobile for you? Build a business case. Do you have a champion ? It's an aggregator role.

To learn, we must do

Learning and Working on the Web

As I was preparing to start our online PKM workshop last night, I came across one of the best articles that I have read in a long while that reflects the value of what the PKM framework supports. Anne Adrian, in  My own serendipitous opportunities , talks about her experiences in online sense-making. “Chance favours the connected mind”, says Steven Johnson. To learn, we must do. Tweet.

Text-to-Speech in Adobe Captivate 5.5 – Create and Reuse!

Adobe Captivate

There are different ways of adding audio to an eLearning project in Adobe Captivate 5.5 and one of the ways is to convert Text to Audio with the powerful functionality of  Text-to-Speech in Adobe Captivate. As I was thinking about it, a thread in LinkedIn drew my attention, that talked about creating Text-to-Speech audio and [.]. eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe Captivate 5 training Adobe Captivate 5.5

Future of Vocational Training Likely to Be Online

Mindflash

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Thursday announced a White House proposal to significantly reform the way vocational training is funded and run — a move that’s likely to rely heavily on online training and e-learning. The White House expects the grants to produce an extra 3,000 so-called career academies, or vocational training programs. Image by Paul Wood via ed.gov.

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 New Blend of Learning (#ASTDLN)

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from ASTD Learn Now Session with Conrad. Gottfredson and Bob Mosher of Ontuitive (formerly LearningGuide Solutions). I am. a co-facilitator for this 1.5 day conference, along with Bob, Conrad, and Chad. Udell of Float Learning. About 55 learning colleagues gathered here at the. lovely Hilton in San Francisco. The "new blend" must be: aligned. embedded (in the workflow and available at the moment of apply. Two clicks, ten seconds. Needs to be close to the moment and instant.don't want lengthy responses if it needs to be immediate at the moment of apply.

3 Things to Own Your Own Reality.

NuggetHead

Posted in thoughts Self-talk are those silent conversations we have with ourselves. Most of the time it’s subconscious and we really don’t realize we’re talking to ourselves. I do it all the time…consciously! For the last years I’ve been having this re-occurring conversation that went something like this, “Self, I love my work I just hate my job.” [.]. thoughts inspiration

3 Features Your LMS Must Have

LearnDash

LMS options are becoming a dime a dozen. Prior to choosing any LMS, you must ensure it does at least these three thing.  If not, your organization will face more unnecessary hardships as you will inevitably run into issues.  Since Integration with your current CMS. More importantly, it prevents you from having to manage similar data across two different platforms (i.e. Scaleability. Flexibility.

Implementing Social Learning (#ASTDLN)

Learning Visions

My slides from my session at ASTD Learn Now in San Francisco. Implementing Social Learning. View more presentations from cammybean

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Customer Training Completion Rates

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Toolkit: iSpring Suite – Lots of Features at a Great Price by Joe Ganci

Learning Solutions Magazine

Developers and managers of eLearning have many choices when it comes to rapid development tools. One of the least well-known, yet feature-rich, choices is the iSpring Suite. Here is an in-depth look at what this set of tools can do. Asynchronous Development Techniques Getting Started Rapid Tools

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Attending the ASTD International Conference? There's an app for that!

Take an e-Learning Break

If you are attending the ASTD International Conference in Denver May 6-9, download and start populating the ASTD Events app - Android or iOS (iPhone/iPAD) available. You don't have to carry around a paper schedule! Only drawback I see is I loaded the app on both my iPhone and iPAD and it looks like they don't sync up. Features include: Native universal app : Great for iPAD and no wifi connection required to access the conference program, visual schedule or animated maps. Now View : Stay informed about hot issues, program changes, upcoming sessions, Twitter feeds and organizer messages.

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Adobe Lets the CS6 Cat Out of the Bag by Stephen Haskin

Learning Solutions Magazine

Adobe has taken the wrapper completely off of Creative Suite 6. Here’s the rundown on the pricing, subscriptions, powerful new features – and a fly in the ointment. Development Strategies Graphics Management Strategies Media Tools

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Tour Stops for Week Two of Gamification of Learning and Instruction Tour

The Learning Circuits

TODAY'S STOP: Clark Quinn Learnlets. Clark is not necessarily a fan of the term "Gamification" and provides some powerful reasons why in his post. And his suggestion of "Beyond Gamification" would have been a really good title. This week promises to be an exciting second week of the Gamification Blog Book Tour. Here are the stops for this week. April 23: Clark Quinn Learnlets April 24: Karl Grieb ASTD Philadelphia Chapter April 25: Webinar Presentation for Houston ASTD Chapter "What Research Tells Us about Games, Gamification and Learning" Join the webinar.

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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.

Harnessing the Power of Mobile in Education and Training Today

Take an e-Learning Break

May 8, 2012 10:30AM to 11:30AM Pacific Time Judy Brown Mobile Learning Analyst, mLearnopedia There is a lot of talk about mobile in our field today, and even more questions: What really is mLearning? Why is mLearning important? Who is developing and deploying mLearning, and what is working? How do I get started with mLearning? Judy Brown — a learning expert who believed in the potential of mLearning long before it was really possible — addresses common questions about mLearning and to explore opportunities for mLearning moving forward. Register Now - [link

Scaling the MOOC

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

I read with interest Audrey Watters’ commentary on Scaling College Composition. Some of the work I did in this area (I call it Connectivist Metrics ) and the recent discussions I had with Stephen Downes in New Delhi during the EDGEX conference  around intelligent environments for assessment, as well as all the great work that is happening in Learning Analytics  by George Siemens and others, leads me to a few key thoughts and ideas. It seems like the right time to take a critical look at the notion of assessment. What would emergent assessments look like? Chaos elearning 2.0

Tour Stops for Week Two of Gamification of Learning and Instruction Tour

Kapp Notes

TODAY’S STOP:April 27: Connie Malamed The eLearning Coach : Are you a Gamification Wizard. This week promises to be an exciting second week of the Gamification Blog Book Tour. Here are the stops for this week. April 23: Clark Quinn Learnlets. April 24: Karl Grieb ASTD Philadelphia Chapter. April 25: Webinar Presentation for Houston ASTD Chapter “What Research Tells Us about Games, Gamification and Learning” Join the webinar. April 26: Debbie Richards Take an e-Learning Break And a live appearance by Karl at the NY ASTD Chapters combined SIG Meeting. Games Games video games

Kapp’s Gamification for Learning and Instruction

Clark Quinn

Karl Kapp’s written another book, this time on gamification , and I certainly liked his previous book with Tony O’Driscoll on Virtual Worlds. This one’s got some great stuff in it too, and some other ideas that raise some hackles. Let me get one of the quibbles out of the way at the start: I  hate  the title “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” (to the point I previously wrote a post arguing instead for ‘ engagification ‘). With that caveat, I think there is a lot to like here. ”  Exactly! There are some interesting additional chapters.

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.

Introducing ReviewLink 1.0 for Collaborative e-Learning Review

Everything E-Learning

ReviewLink 1.0 is a collaborative, online course review tool that makes it easy to publish and review courses and titles in the cloud

Earth Hour 60+ Minute Bike Ride

eContent

It's neat when your professional and personal life collide in unexpected but fantastic ways. Today was one of those rare occasions when because of my work leading collaboration efforts for a major Fortune 100 company, I met Andy Ridley who is Executive Director of Earth Hour. Attending the meeting were other Yammer customer from around the world.  Media 2.0 Northern Life