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The Biggest Myths in Learning and Development

Absorb LMS

In the early 1960s, philosopher Abraham Kaplan and psychologist Abraham Maslow independently described the idea that being in possession of  an instrument affects our perception. The idea, now commonly called the Law of the Instrument, is illustrated in the phrase  ”if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” . ” . False. He may know how I should do this task.”

Game Based Learning Showcase: Physicsgames.net

Upside Learning

After being hooked onto Angry Birds, I now find myself fascinated by a collection of games hosted on a website called [link]. As you must have already guessed, this website showcases numerous physics-based online games developed in Flash. The games have been classified into 7 broad categories. Block Removal. Construction. Demolition. Platform. Projectile. Stacking. Other. Why I Like This Site.

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Infographic: How To Give & Ask For a Raise

Mindflash

For many, the most nerve-wracking conversation for both the employer and employee is a discussion about a salary raise. Nationally, employees will receive an average 3 percent wage increase this year. With this in mind, employers must carefully decide who gets a raise and when, while employees must perfect the art of salary negotiation. click image to enlarge).

Warm wishes to all: how the potential to learn and network blessed me this year

Ignatia Webs

The last couple of years I have been racing: racing to stay on top of the latest eLearning and mLearning news, racing to be at a maximum amount of events that I perceived as 'important', racing to combine working life with personal life (failing at it), racing to get a degree, racing to be found interesting and 'a person to know', racing. luckily life suddenly stopped me from racing.

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Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

Stuck with a bunch of Flash-based courses that cannot be viewed on mobile devices? This eBook will take you through the steps to convert existing courses into HTML 5 format and make it compatible with the latest devices and browsers.

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2012 Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference Announcement and Dates

Kapp Notes

The 2012 Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference will be held May 16 (workshops) and May 17-18 (main conference program) at the National Defense University in Washington DC. Registration will be available in January through pay.gov. Registration fees for onsite participation is $75 per day ($75 for workshops and $150 for main conference program). Registration for online participation is free. The new FCVW website will be available in mid-January. Current website is:  [link]  . Please join the FCVW Facebook group and follow them in Twitter. virtual immersive environment

Going viral

Learning with e's

Many bloggers would give their right arm to be able to write posts that are widely read. In a painfully truthful Winston Churchill parody, Katie Hafner recently declared that 'never has so much been written by so many, to be read by so few.' For many, blogging is a little like whistling into the wind. It's quite a lonely existence when you write, and write and post your ideas. Unported License.

Creating Passionate Learners 2005 = same in 2011

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

For those of you that were not into the blogosphere WAY back in.oh. 2005 or 2006, the name Kathy Sierra is probably new to you. It's about time we ALL start learning how to "Create Passionate Users", or in our case Create Passionate Learners.and I'd argue they're the same thing, but I digress. Let me start with why I am blogging on this topic. So, I took 25mins and listened to her story.

December Newsletter & Holiday Greetings

OpenSesame

From the OpenSesame family to yours: May you have the brightest of holiday seasons and a wonderful 2012

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

Working smarter, daily

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet My blog functions as my outboard brain, a place to get half-baked ideas out in the open and work on them in public. It’s also a repository of thoughts and notes I use in my daily work. often refer to a blog post instead of writing the same email a dozen times. However, it can be difficult to find a single post amongst the more than 2,000 here. Filtering can be single or multiple terms.

Want Attention? Talk to the Elephant.

Usable Learning

Do you want to capture and maintain your learners’ attention? You need to talk to the elephant. Peachpit (my publishers) just posted an article I wrote based on Chapter 5: Design for Attention. You can read the entire article here. Book Brain Stuff Human Behavior Wackiness Instructional Design Interesting Research Learning Visuals attention talk to the elephant visceral brain

Immersive Learning University -- Upcoming Conference

Will at Work Learning

This is going to be a great conference, first, because I'm doing a keynote address, second, because I'm also speaking on Situation-Based Learning Design, and third, because this conference will have some very unique elements. In addition to me, the conference highlights other experts in learning and simulation. Dr. Richard Saetti will speak on using cinema and simulations. Brandon Andrews and Dean Fouquet will talk about mobile simulations. Phil Clements will speak on the business ethics of immersive learning. Ron Kantor will speak on social media and immersive learning. And the list goes on.

Want Attention? Talk to the Elephant.

Usable Learning

Do you want to capture and maintain your learners’ attention? You need to talk to the elephant. Peachpit (my publishers) just posted an article I wrote based on Chapter 5: Design for Attention. You can read the entire article here. Book Brain Stuff Human Behavior Wackiness Instructional Design Interesting Research Learning Visuals attention talk to the elephant visceral brain

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.

Neon Elephant Award 2011

Will at Work Learning

The Neon Elephant Award 2011 went to a researcher whose work translates complicated research into instructional-design models with practical value. Click here to see who won. Click here to learn more about the Neon Elephant Award. Awards

Halogen eLearning Manager - The Award Winning Learning Management System

The Learned Man

Traditionally, performance and learning management systems have been designed and implemented as separate applications. With the Halogen eLearning Manager Learning Management System , training and HR specialists can identify performance strengths and gaps across their organizations and determine what learning activities and programs are needed to meet goals. They can measure the effectiveness of training programs by monitoring actual improvements in employee performance - something organizations have been longing to do for years - and tangibly demonstrate the return on training investments.

Preparing for preparing to teach in the life-long learning sector

Learning Rocks

Another season, another department shuffle, another new manager. It's been a turbulent couple of years here at EP Towers. My job has morphed and changed and for several months I haven't had a clear job title, much less a job description.However, there's a very positive flow under way now that I am interested to be a part of. and "Diploma in." Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. This suit of courses is obligatory for people wishing to teach national qualifications for which there may be funding - for example "professional" courses in colleges or NVQs.

Halogen eLearning Manager - The Award Winning Learning Management System

The Learned Man

Traditionally, performance and learning management systems have been designed and implemented as separate applications. With the Halogen eLearning Manager Learning Management System , training and HR specialists can identify performance strengths and gaps across their organizations and determine what learning activities and programs are needed to meet goals. They can measure the effectiveness of training programs by monitoring actual improvements in employee performance - something organizations have been longing to do for years - and tangibly demonstrate the return on training investments.

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!