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Learning Visions

“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

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.

Leadership Qualities of a Millennial Leader

CLO Magazine

Although the prospect of baby boomers retiring has been delayed by the recession, it is coming. Each day 10,540 baby boomers turn 60, according to Larry and Meagan Johnson, authors of Generations, Inc. , and are thinking of doing something with their lives other than leading your organizations. According to a survey of 578 companies by the Boston College Center on Aging and Work, only 33 percent of organizations have analyzed workplace demographics and made projections about the retirement rates of their workers. These results are promising for adult learning advocates. Ask A Gen Y

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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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

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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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.

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.

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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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] ?

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.