Thu.Nov 03, 2011

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Ethan Edwards: 5 Most Important Analysis Questions You’ll Ever Ask #devlearn

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes with session with Ethan Edwards of Allen Interactions (www.alleninteractions.com). Same issues we’re dealing with in elearning today that we were dealing with 30 years ago. Better elearning, better processes! ADDIE…we’ve heard of it, is it iterative? Regardless of what you do – you need analysis/backgrounding. Often it’s skipped altogether. many authoring systems don’t support design – they provide formatting options. Or it’s perceived that analysis is already done by SMEs. SMES view analysis as a content dump and not a dialog. These are failures. We shouldn’t accept them.

Anatomy of an Outstanding Résumé

Mindflash

You’re well educated and you have great experience in the workplace, but landing a job is proving far more difficult than you imagined. Perhaps it’s time to step up to the plate and hit your résumé out of the park. Recruiters may sift through hundreds of résumés to fill one role and are looking for the ones that immediately catch their eye. Click image to enlarge).

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Steve Rosenbaum – Curation Nation - #devlearn keynote

Learning Visions

These are my live notes from DevLearn November 4, 2011 in Las Vegas. Steve Rosenbaum (@magnify) author of Curation Nation ( www.magnify.net , [link] ) The world is changing fast. Curation is a good news/bad news thing. The cloud – sounds so fluffy and nice. It’s being presented as an awesome, good thing. But clouds are often gray and scary – storm clouds! Look at what we’re trying to managing in our personal lives – it’s similar with our data lives! 30% of respondents to a survey check their email in the middle of night. The is too much signal. There is too much noise. This is a big change.

Teach on the Beach

Kapp Notes

Here are my slides and relevant resources from my Boca Raton FL for the wonderful people at Grace Hill. Had a great time. Walked on the beach in the morning and presented Gadgets, Games and Gizmos right before lunch. Hope you find these resources helpful. Here the slides from my presentation: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning: Teach on the Beach. View more presentations from Karl Kapp. Worlds.

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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.

Connected educators

Learning with e's

Are you a connected educator? Are you a teacher who has managed to harness the power of social media to connect with peers and experts around the globe? Coming hand in hand with these connections is a whole new culture of learning and teaching. Steven Anderson (@web20classroom) has a lot to say about the connected educator. Nicholas Provenzano (@thenerdyteacher on Twitter) was a major contributor.

In Tough Times There’s Increased Commitment To Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

I stumbled on the ASTD State of The Industry Report 2011 yesterday – find it here. The title proudly claims “Increased Commitment to Workplace Learning” and that is indeed heartening to see. Not just because it means constant business for us but also because it means the top bosses recognize the importance of workplace learning more that they did a couple of decades back. percent in 2009 to 12.8

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Dev Corner - Installing Hubot on Heroku

Visual Lounge

Here at TechSmith, lots of our teams like to use Campfire to collaborate. We've built a few homegrown bots for things like announcing check ins and daily Dilbert comics, but we never took it to the level that GitHub did. When they released Hubot, we jumped at the chance to start using it ourselves. The easiest way to get up and running with Hubot is with Heroku , the cloud application platform.

SharePoint in Office 365: the Good, the Bad, the Brilliant and the Ugly

SharePoint and Assessment

What is Office 365 SharePoint Online like when you use it for real? And what potential application does it have for helping in learning? My company has been using Office 365 in anger for a month or so now, here is a review of the SharePoint component from a general business user perspective with a bias to using it for learning. Do things work well (the “Good” ), how much of a problem are the documented weaknesses (the “Bad” ), what makes a real difference (the “Brilliant” ) and what is unexpected (the “Ugly” )? The Good. Set up lists to track things. Search. Security. The Bad. The Brilliant.

Finding time for learning in a time hungry world

Spicy Learning

Finding time for learning in a time hungry world. Julie Wedgwood. Many working people often comment that they are just too busy to invest any time in their own development. Other people feel that it’s up to their employer to organise personal development activities or training. And why do many workers seem to wait for their employers to provide on-going skills and career development opportunities?

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Constraints that Affect Design

Bottom-Line Performance

(We have created an 8-part comprehensive report containing a series of one-to-two page “briefs” regarding learning game design. This is part 6: Constraints that Affect Design. If you would like to see the white paper in its entirety, check out the Learning Briefs section on our website.). Here are some of the big constraints that will influence design decisions: How much money can you spend?

DevLearn conference Day 1: a hectic day

Challenge to Learn

The actual start of the conference and what a day it turned out to be. It began early at 02.00. woke up after just two hours of sleep (the jet lag hit me) and I was wide awake. At three I decided to go down to the casino with $100 in my pocket and I played black jack for half an hour. And it paid off. I’m not a gambler at all. It is my second time in Vegas and it was my second time in a casino. The previous time I won $1200, so it is Las Vegas 0 – Kasper 1700! went back to my room and did some work, at five I discovered that my colleague Chris was awake to. Sounds logical to me.

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.

Nine tips for writing excellent RFPs

Good To Great

How many times have you sent out a request for proposals and been disappointed with the responses you got back? Maybe they’re too long, too short, or just miss the mark. Or, if you’re a provider, how many times have you laboured over a proposal only to find – on rejection – that it all hinged on a vital piece of information you didn’t have? I’ve worked on both sides of the fence: for an e-learning development company and now (admittedly for far less time) in an in-house capacity. When preparing an RFP… First of all, be fair with the deadline.

It’s Already Really Happening! The Interactive Bio-Book

KnowledgeStar

Found this article on Fast Company. Since Education has completely intersected with Technology, it’s not a surprise anymore to find education-related material in technology-oriented magazines. This is SO amazing that when you start to read back in these posts and look at the inevitable way forward you will be blown away by the possibilities. I’m [.]. Education elearning Learning Social Learning

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Jay Cross

All of Jay’s photos from DevLearn. About Internet Time Alliance. Just Jay

Me-pod, You-pod, Everybody iPod

KnowledgeStar

Are iPads on their way to replacing computers in K-12 schools? It sure looks that way. recent survey of district tech directors found that all were testing or deploying tablet devices—and they expect them to outnumber computers by 2016. If you have kids in the K-12 grades better get ahead of this curve to help them succeed. Education elearning K-12 Education Learning Social Learning

ZebraZapps Arrives: Released at DevLearn 2011 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

[Press Release] Allen Interactions released Version 1.0 of ZebraZapps, its new authoring and publishing platform, at eLearning Guild's DevLearn Conference in Las Vegas, NV. This new authoring tool offers unparalleled flexibility and speed to create truly interactive applications and eLearning without writing a single line of code. Asynchronous Design Strategies Tools

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.

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