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E-Learning events in the Asia-Pacific region 2012

E-Learning Provocateur

With 2012 gathering steam, it’s time to plan the next round of professional development events to attend. If you’ll be in my corner of the globe over the next 12 months, may I draw your attention to the following… Australian eLearning Congress. • Where: Sydney. • When: 7-9 February 2012. • Theme: eLearning business case studies. • More info: Ark Group.

How much is an authoring tool worth?

Clive on Learning

The recent release by Trivantis of Snap! Empower , a rapid Flash interaction builder, for the princely sum of $99, got me wondering if I have any idea any more of what an authoring tool is worth. Empower looks like it is much more powerful than Articulate Engage, which sells for four times as much, and almost certainly cost Trivantis much more to develop. So why the low price? They may be right - and the interest which is shown in free and low-cost tools on Jane Hart's C4LPT site bears this out - but does this really help us to determine what a tool is actually worth? authoring tools

E-Learning events in the Asia-Pacific region 2012

E-Learning Provocateur

With 2012 gathering steam, it’s time to plan the next round of professional development events to attend. If you’ll be in my corner of the globe over the next 12 months, may I draw your attention to the following… Learning Cafe Unconference. • Where: Sydney. • When: 16 February 2012. • Theme: Near future of learning in Australia. • More info: Learning Cafe. Australian Instructional Design Conference. • Where: Sydney. • When: 21 March 2012. • Theme: Designing instructionally sound and engaging learning. Blended Learning Conference.

The Accidental Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

I’m extremely honored to be the featured article in this week’s Learning Solutions Magazine: The Accidental Instructional Designer. I’m enjoying the comments on the article as well – would love to hear your story, too

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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Design For How People Learn: Book Review

The eLearning Coach

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Need to Combine E-Learning with Mentoring? Here’s a Simple Solution.

Rapid eLearning

Recently someone asked how to combine their mentoring program with elearning courses. This is something I’ve worked on a few times over the years. It usually involved a production environment where peer coaches were tasked with training new employees on the floor. But the ideas in this post could work in any type of training program that includes some sort of mentoring or peer coaching. Common Case. person’s hired to a new position and often assigned a peer coach who walks beside him until he’s up-to-speed. Here are a few of the challenges I’ve encountered: Pulling people from real production.

Pros In Different Area Codes: How To Train a Remote Employee

Mindflash

Company HQ is in nowheresville, USA. But that incredibly talented, can’t-live-without-’em prospective employee isn’t. Now more than ever, that isn’t a problem. As access to free of inexpensive online software increases, companies’ ability and willingness to recruit remote employees has increased enormously. But the new arrangement also presents a few challenges.

Remove unwanted areas from an image for $10 with Snapheal a la Photoshop Content-aware Fill

mLearning Revolution

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Socializing Mobile Learning in the Enterprise by Adam Smith

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Getting started in mobile learning often requires a certain amount of networking and thoughtful use of opportunities to engage decision-makers – in other words, socializing. Here are some simple ways to create interest and gain approval for a pilot project. Nothing succeeds like success, even if it's a small success! Future Trends Getting Started Management Strategies Mobile Learning

How To Make Training (or Anything) Stick

Mindflash

We’ve been training employees on several new procedures and approaches recently in my workplace. But what’s been bothering me is the question of why some of these practices, which include really sound and important information, make it into our employees’ workdays, and why others don’t. We’d covered most of what makes something “sticky,” but still hadn’t changed the team’s behaviors.

Get your foot in the door – Key Skills

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Trade Show Wars

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It’s that time of the year, when the snow comes tumbling down, the sun is shining (out here in LA) and the trade show tour kicks off in earnest. The buzz, hype, demos, salespeople, awful expensive food, hotels that overcharge (I always find better deals on Expedia or sign up for the hotel’s e-mail newsletter) and yes, sometimes beyond awful seminars. The best way to prepare for the onslaught of trade shows (including seminars) is to be prepared. Hence, this guide. The first segment is for buyers, potential and current customers. Trade Show Battle – Come Prepared. Worthless.

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Get your foot in the door – Key Skills

Tayloring it

In the run up to Christmas last year I met with a potential client and suggested (as I am now doing in this blog) that they take a look at what is going on in their business and then trawl the app stores looking for any free/low costs apps that could help to achieve their business aims. GCSE English revision app (iOS) – £1.99p. GCSE Maths revision app (iOS) – £1.99p. And you know what?

The Internet of Learning Things

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The Internet of Things ( wikipedia page ) has been a concept in existence for over a decade. You may be hearing about it for the first time here, or you recently read about it somewhere else. And the reason why is because it's finally becoming much more real. Many of the gadgets being created using wifi, bluetooth, and bluetooth smart, are still only being embraced by the alpha geeks, but that is about to change. The Internet of Things is all about connectivity, mobility, and the sharing of data. WiFi and Bluetooth technology provide the connectivity. The company defines itself this way.

Feature in Training and Development Magazine

Allison Rossett

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Allison Rossett

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More Technology Requires More Analysis

Allison Rossett

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Allison Rossett

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Enthusiasm about Technology isn’t Sufficient

Allison Rossett

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What Stinks about Webinars?

Allison Rossett

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Allison Rossett

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Allison Rossett

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