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“Every time a Google +1 button is clicked, an angel gets its wings.” Because Brent Schlenker did it, I decided I needed a Google +1 button as well. What is it? Well, we think it’s sort of like the Facebook Like button. You can now see it on the bottom of every post here on my blog. And you click on it. And then the numbers start to add up. What do we do with this information? I’m not really sure. But Brent says it means we’re playing with the cool kids now

#iel11 Why 3D, Games and Simulations Matter

In the Middle of the Curve

Had a chance to catch up with Dr. Kapp before the afternoon keynote. Talked a bit about how much energy blogging requires. Especially when you are the throes of other creative projects. He has book writing as an excuse. My excuse.not so good ;) -- Presentation: Why 3D, Games and Simulations Matter for Learning and Collaboration Presenter: Karl Kapp Often - we use technology. Think the shiny object solve our problem. Right tool for right time makes sense. Watching yourself age a way that influences behavior + Take negative stereotypes of aged people and made YOU an aged avatar. Design issue.

Can Gamification avoid becoming the next business fad?

Stoatly Different

It’s official, the buzzword of 2011 is ‘Gamification’. I say ‘official’ in the loosest possible sense but I’m going to give myself a +1 for ‘eye-catching statements’ either way. Whilst the learning world is stealing a slow and suspicious march towards the concept of Gamification, the wider business world is setting off like Usain Bolt in hunt of the nearest KFC. The idea is simple. Work is not.

A practical guide to creating learning scenarios: part 4


In  part 1 of this series, we looked at what a learning scenario is, its basic structure, capabilities and applications. In  part 2 we saw how simple scenarios could be used to help learners to undertake principle-based tasks. In part 3 we looked at how you could use simple scenarios to help learners to practise rule-based tasks. Our focus us here is on what it means for a scenario to be branching.

Get an Exclusive Articulate Storyline Game Show Template from eLearning Brothers

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Peter Thiel, College and The Modern Knowledge Worker


Billionaire investor and venture capitalist Peter Thiel has stirred up a controversy in the tech and education sectors with a very simple argument: the formal education market is a bubble , both overvalued and overpriced. In addition, Thiel is concerned that too often college students end up unemployed yet overwhelmed with student-loan debt. eLearning Solutions

Video: “I Know What You Did Five Minutes Ago” #SocialPres

Dont Waste Your Time

Watch this and enjoy … or start worrying and change all your settings on social media and network websites … ! Related posts: Infographic: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs & the Social Media that Fulfill ‘Em. Video: What is Creative Commons? Video: the 21st Century Learner. eLearning Facebook Social Media Social Network Twitter Video YouTube

Analytics in Learning and Knowledge

George Siemens

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Chris Dede Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Chris Dede opened the Innovations in eLearning keynote with a speech that very much resonated with me and reflected things I’ve been blogging about here since Learnlets started, but has had the opportunity to build. His closing comment is intriguing: “infrastructures shape civilization&#. games meta-learning

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.

edCetra Training Launches Anan™, Cloud-Based Publishing Tool by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

[Press Release] Building on the trend of providing real time data and information in the moment of need, edCetra Training Inc, a Toronto-based learning services company, has developed Anan™, a cloud-based tool that delivers true rapid-publishing capabilities. Content Management Development Strategies Management Strategies Rapid Tools

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#iel11 Leveraging ARGs for Learning

In the Middle of the Curve

Presentation: Leveraging ARGs for Learning Presenter: Koreen Olbrish ARG: ALternate Reality Games (pervasive games / metagames / transmedia games) - Mix of real world play and interaction with online components - Collect clues to solve a mystery/puzzle - Played individually or in teams - Also called pervasive games Storyline-based Remember - think of objective and design and model. Alternate reality games - storyline based, can be low tech Augmented reality games - overlay of info on real life. Can be used to create alternate reality games. Help to guide. Entertainment - can be mystery. iel11

Articulate Presenter Skins: A Review

The eLearning Coach

It's easy to change the look and feel of Articulate courses using player skins. See my results. Post from: The eLearning Coach Articulate Presenter Skins: A Review. REVIEWS SOFTWARE REVIEWS

Brainshark Templates

eLearning Brothers

Brainshark is a quick way to get your PowerPoint presentations online and share them with others. We’ve tested our templates in Brainshark and they work great! Here are some samples of what we created. Demo Course. This course combines our PowerPoint templates, flash interactions/games, and people cutouts. Course Screen-Shots. Tutorial on How to Insert Flash into Brainshark.

Customer Training Completion Rates

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It always boils down to the evidence…

Coffee and Design

What good is research if the results are not valid?  OK, “valid” is used rather ambiguous here.  According to Wikipedia’s definition of validity : [research] is valid if and only if its conclusion is entailed by its premises, a formula is valid if and only if it is true under every interpretation, and an argument form (or schema) is valid if and only if every argument of that logical form is valid.

Evaluating Training Through Stories

The Peformance Improvement

Participants rated the management training program 4.3 on a five-point scale. Sixty percent said that they have applied the training to their work. What do we know about effectiveness of the program? Not much. We cannot determine from this data if the management training program made a difference for the organization. Those are our three bottom lines; that’s why we’re here.

Great Onboarding Idea for New Hires


Onboarding is a dilemma. Your new hire has spent an incredible amount of time and energy moving from nervous candidate to excited employee. Onboarding seems to reverse the process and move the employee from excited back to nervous. New hires are naturally full of questions. What are the details of my compensation plan? What happens

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#iel11 Designing Mobile Learning

In the Middle of the Curve

Presentation: Designing Mobile Learning Presenter: Clark Quinn The limits are no longer in technology - it is in our imaginations. How do we leverage technology for the way we really learn? Internet Time Alliance Not about "learning" - We learn to be able to do things we can't do now. - new performance From the ability to have information at hand when need it. Much of our formal learning - designed for novices. lets meet the needs of the folks beyond the novice. Experts need the info. May not need the package. NOT just webinar. What about performance support? Tools? Community???? Conferences?

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.

Do you have Champange Taste, but a Beer Budget?

eLearning 3.0

“I heard this saying from someone recently and it really struck a chord with me. When it comes to e-learning, sometimes the desire is high to build something really slick or extensive or just darned big, but the budget is tiny. That’s champagne taste vs. beer budget. On a recent #lrnchat, (check May 26th transcript) we discussed how to show your clients what’s possible. think one thing that is really important is to focus on the outcome. What do people need to do differently as a result of your e-learning?” ” View Original Post. Industry News

#iel11 Technology-enabled Learning for the 21st Century

In the Middle of the Curve

Caught up with some co-workers. Ate quickly, then spent some time in a dark conference room to re-charge my batteries (both laptop and my own). It is so nice to see the tribe again. It is great to see some of these ideas congealing. To confirm that I am still on the right path in spirit, even though my work may not necessarily go as far as I would like. It's that dance between what you know you should do and what the client wants. Got some great ideas from Koreen and Clark's presentations (no surprise there). Very excited by the research Chris Dede presented. Look folks! Research! From Harvard!

Do you have Champange Taste, but a Beer Budget?

eLearning 3.0

“I heard this saying from someone recently and it really struck a chord with me. When it comes to e-learning, sometimes the desire is high to build something really slick or extensive or just darned big, but the budget is tiny. That’s champagne taste vs. beer budget. On a recent #lrnchat, (check May 26th transcript) we discussed how to show your clients what’s possible. think one thing that is really important is to focus on the outcome. What do people need to do differently as a result of your e-learning?&#. View Original Post. No related posts. Industry News

#iel11 Encouraging Client Self-Sufficiency

In the Middle of the Curve

Presentation: Encouraging Client Self-Sufficiency Presenter: Peter Berking (not getting into the details of the case study here. Running out of typing energy.) Case study - 30 minute seat time. Timeline: Project start 9/1/10. Due date 12/3/10 1 50% time author/developer Required extensive content collection effort (little time for development) The eLearning more like an infomercial. Major goal to pump up motivation. Program itself very new. Main content need to be maintainable. Requirements not so maintainable below. Big limitation to PowerPoint - no variables or conditional interactions.

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.

Twitter Digest for 2011-06-08

Jane Hart

Tweet. Another great article from @ janebozarth – she makes it so simple. So why is so much e-learning so "controlling"? #. London still the top Twitter city in the world [link] #. 1st # realwplearn chat is today at 8 pm BST Topic From Learning Design to Performance Design. Pre-reading at [link] #. Facebook changes privacy settings for millions of users – facial recognition is enabled | Naked Security [link] #. Automatic link shortening now on [link] #. Your LinkedIn Connections Turned into Tetris [link] via @ labnol <Have some fun with LinkedIn #. link] ?

#iel11 Wednesday Morning Keynote

In the Middle of the Curve

Found Mark Oehlert, Clark Quinn and Stephen Martin. And thus the tribe begins to gather. So there is something called a "mingle stick" - so I have to figure out where this is and how this works. Will report back. Will also be trying to tweet some pics. haven't been very successful at this in the past - but maybe I'll get this right this time. Maybe. Many careers for our kids do not yet exist - Development of new methods of teaching and learning - Changes in the characteristics of learners We teach differently than we did 5 years ago because of what the students now do outside the classroom.