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Effective Video Training – Breaking it down

Social Learning

It’s no surprise that the use of video in corporate training continues to gain in popularity among corporate      Learning and Development departments. Brandon Hall, the research firm based out of Delray Beach, FL, polled over 300 training professionals back in 2011 and found the top 2 reasons for using video in training – effectiveness and high engagement. People respond to video.

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The New Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) is a Sign of the Mobile Times

mLearning Revolution

First, I would like to congratulate my former Adobe colleagues, who worked on the new Creative Suite 6 apps. After watching the launch presentation yesterday and keeping an eye on what people are saying about it on Twitter, I think it’s safe to say that this has been one of the most impressive and successful launches in the history of Adobe. All truly great examples of a Post-PC era.

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New version of Camtasia for Mac bends time and space

Visual Lounge

Image credit: Tomasz Stasiuk We don't usually give codenames to minor releases but if we did, this one would be called Dr. Who. That's because it's all about transcending the barriers of space and time. You read that right. And Space. Camtasia for Mac 2.1 delivers clip speed , the #1 feature request from Camtasia for Mac users-- as voted by our user community. So much for bending time.

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Blogphilosophy: mega #PhD is more in touch with the contemporary, interdisciplinary #networked world

Ignatia Webs

As I am looking around for PhD places (if you know of a call that would be open to a proposal on open learning via mobile devices, feel free to let me know), I realized that doing a PhD on my own is simply no longer logical in this new networked world. The least I could do is hook up with other researchers to start what could be called a collaborative mega-PhD. Nevertheless I would be up for it.

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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FAQ: How Do You Manage the Graphics in Your E-Learning Course?

Rapid eLearning

I’ve been on the road a lot lately doing elearning workshops and Articulate jam sessions. After the sessions I usually get some really good questions that are probably common to many of us. Today, we’ll look at how to manage the images used in elearning courses. Essentially there’s no right or wrong way to manage your images. Do what works best for you and your team. This keeps it simple. Tidbits.

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FREE Alternative to SharePoint

LearnDash

Here is a great free resource for those of you who need to store, and share, large files.  For those of us in the learning community, we know that the courses, training documents, and other files can become very large in a short amount of time. For those of you that don't know, SharePoint is a site that allows you to upload various documents according to a pre-determined file structure.  Tweet.

Chad Udell on Tools for Mobile Development (#ASTDLN)

Learning Visions

Chad Udell (@visualrinse) of Float Learning is doing a quick rundown of tools he uses to help design, manage and build mobile projects. This is day two of the ASTD Learn Now conference in San Francisco. UI Stencils [link] Use these templates and tools for rapid prototypes that are to scale for the device you're building to. Project management tools like basecamp, assembla [link]. Prototyping tools. Fieldtest - web based tool to create fast mobile prototypes. link] (focused on smartphones and up = android, iOS, windows mobile) Chad shares a prorotype he created that you go checkout: [link].

Variety and diversity

Learning and Working on the Web

Esko Kilpi made a series of tweets today that I wanted to collect in a single post: Unlike mechanical systems, human systems thrive on variety and diversity. An exact replication of behavior in nature would be disastrous and seen as neurotic in social life. The Internet changes the patterns of connectivity. The unit of analysis is now communication and emergence, not entities.

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

Calling All eLearning Experts: Join Our Review Panel and Get Paid to Learn

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Not Convergence but Confluence.what the heck some Consilience too

Mark Oehlert

I'm sensing something in the tabs. There is a shift in the flow of the infostream. Eddies of data are harboring tadpoles of nascent thoughts. I'm also listening to the Writer's Almanac every morning. Is it showing? Is that what Sherry Turkle is warning us against in " The Flight from Conversation "? which ironically has spawned both connection and conversation.( Roth ,  Cormier ,).and

Just One Question for Karen Soskin: Six Sigma and eLearning Development by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Enterprises today are increasingly “projectized” – life in many enterprises is a “hairball,” according to Karen Soskin, and project management is the tool that tames that hairball. It is important that those who manage and participate in eLearning development be able to integrate into this methodology. Soskin explains the rationale in this video interview.

A conversation on measurement and metrics (#ASTDLN)

Learning Visions

These are my notes from the final workshop session at ASTD Learn Now in. San Francisco. Bob Mosher and Conrad Gottfredson of Ontuitive are leading a. conversation on metrics and measurement. The things that we currently measure about learning are things that the learner doesn't really care about. (% of course completions, pass/fail rate, # student days, etc.). Bob Mosher -- there is value in smile sheets. Research shows that if people like you're training, they'll take more. There is defendable data when 12,000 people say that class was good. Gloria Geary, Why Don't We Just Weigh Them? link].

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

Claro: Review of Collaborative eLearning Tool by Brian Dusablon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Claro is an interesting and flexible Web-based authoring tool that supports collaborative development. It has a number of strengths, and a few shortcomings that future versions will need to address. Here’s a quick overview of the features and the flaws from an experienced developer. Design Strategies Development Strategies Tools

Ah-ha’s and reflections from the first day of LearnNow (#ASTDLN)

Learning Visions

The group shares some of their key moments and reflections from. yesterday’s workshop session here at ASTD Learn Now conference in San. Francisco. I’m co-facilitating this conference with Bob Mosher, Conrad. Gottfredson, and Chad Udell. One project at a time. We can start with one small piece and not try to do. everything at once. Thinking about blended learning vs. blended training. The pyramid (see my notes from yesterday). Two clicks, ten seconds. We need to get people to the information they need. quickly. The five moment of needs: new, more, apply, change, solve. Moving the. vision

Yesterday in Parliament

Learning with e's

Yesterday I spent a fascinating few hours in Parliament (which currently on its website for some reason has a picture of Russell Brand). I got to see quite a lot of the Palace of Westminster, including some place most people never get to see, all courtesy of Denise Hudson-Lawson , who just happens to be a big wheel at Westminster. Democracy in action? President Barack Obama. Unported License.

Indefinite Hiatus

aLearning

Regular aLearning blog readers have probably noticed a sudden drop in activity here. No worries! We’re fine. But we are involved in some other areas these days and providing up-to-date insight on association-related elearning topics hasn’t been at the top of the list, sorry to say. Previous posts on various topics continue to garner so many hits daily that the blog will sit, waiting and ready for new posts, when the time comes. Just click the image or button on the left for more information on how to order your copy. appreciate your support! Uncategorized aLearning

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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.

How Our Team Produced a Music Video to Build Skills and Give Back

Bottom-Line Performance

BLP Employees Create an Original Song and Music Video to Support Dayspring Center in Indianapolis. Click here to view the embedded video. We are never at loss for creative energy at BLP. Even in the midst of client projects and marketing efforts, our talented staff finds ways to pursue artistic endeavors and build their skills in new and exciting ways. We think you’ll love it.

eILT survey

Moodle Journal

Are your staff taking full advantages of resources? And that’s an interesting question in itself because despite having various training in place, what aspects of that training, are actually finding there was into regular use. So we decided to put a survey together. The intention originally was to visit classes and just see what was happening, but then you are likely to miss out on good practice elsewhere, and so in practice I settled on a combination of observation visits and short interviews. result of all this was for me to get back to the PC create some more categories in the questionnaire.

How Our Team Produced a Music Video to Build Skills and Give Back

Bottom-Line Performance

BLP Employees Create an Original Song and Music Video to Support Dayspring Center in Indianapolis. Click here to view the embedded video. We are never at loss for creative energy at BLP. Even in the midst of client projects and marketing efforts, our talented staff finds ways to pursue artistic endeavors and build their skills in new and exciting ways. ” Today, BLP employee  Steve Boller  (who is also a singer/songwriter), has released his newest single, “Choose to Hope.” ” It’s about making the choice to love and give back, even when it isn’t easy. Grab Ba

Mobile Work

Clark Quinn

In this case I’m looking at the 4 C’s by work categories.  I see augmenting formal learning as one, providing performance support as a second, social media as a 3rd area, and the unique mobile contribution of context-sensitive support as a 4th area. Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) don’t have to be social, but can be. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? What am I missing? mobile strategy

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.

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New version of Camtasia for Mac bends time and space

Visual Lounge

Image credit: Tomasz StasiukWe don't usually give codenames to minor releases but if we did, this one would be called Dr. Who. That's because it's all about transcending the barriers of space and time. You read that right. And Space. Camtasia for Mac 2.1 delivers clip speed, the #1 feature request from Camtasia for Mac users--as voted by our user community. It's a tool for speeding up or stretching out video clips (without making you sound like a chipmunk or Darth Vader). For some thoughts Continue reading. News & Events Camtasia for Mac Mac news Release

5 Ways to Make Your PowerPoint Presentations Fascinating.

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