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mLearning: The Time is Now

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George   The push for mobile learning (mLearning) has been a surprisingly long one. Last year we talked about how mLearning wasn't quite ready , but we threw out some technical tips in case you were ready to dive in. Almost a year later we noted that the Horizon Report slated adoption of mLearning for one year or less. " It looks like the future of mLearning is officially now.

Advantages/Disadvantages of Online High Schools

Kapp Notes

Online high schools are not without challenges. Elizabeth Birr Moje, a professor of education at the University of Michigan who has studied online learning, says “there are some huge advantages&# to online high schools, including an individualized pace and better access to multimedia content. But she points out disadvantages as well…&# The disadvantage is that you may not learn to work with other people quite as well.&# Some students do report feelings of isolation and state they lack connections with others students in the online environment. But not all is lost. In Chicago, a thousand.&#

Snap! by Lectora Review

Integrated Learnings

By Joseph Suarez. Recently Trivantis, makers of the eLearning development program Lectora, announced the release of Snap! by Lectora. While the product isn't revolutionary and at times leaves more to be desired, with a $99 price tag, Snap deserves a closer look. So just what is Snap? Since Snap is a PowerPoint add-on, it exists inside PowerPoint as an additional option on the "Ribbon" menu. Flash.

Design Thinking for Educators

Upside Learning

IDEO is one of the companies I admire for solid and contemporary product design and especially follow their Play and Digital Experience areas on their website. recently heard on twitter that they’d launched a toolkit for educators to assist with Design Thinking at [link]. If you’re a K12 educator, you’ve probably heard about this one by now. IDEO has broken design thinking down into five elegant steps and describe them as: 1. Discovery – I have a challenge. How do I approach it? 2. Interpretation – I learned something. How do I interpret it? 3. Ideation – I see an opportunity.

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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Why “Clear and Easy to Understand” can be bad

Usable Learning

So, as an instructional designer, part of my job is to make things clear and easy to understand , right? Well, it turns out that’s not necessarily the best option. Cathy Moore just put up a blog post that has her checklist for evaluating your own e-Learning design. “ You need to give your…readers stuff to do. Lani Diane Rich (aka Lucy March). Subjects were show sentence pairs.

App Fusion: 30 Twitter Apps for the Learning Pro by Terrence Wing

Learning Solutions Magazine

Twitter is no longer a solution looking for a problem. Users find more uses for this microblogging service. every day through apps, and that includes uses for personal and organizational learning. Here is a handy. list of apps that will improve your Twitter experience! Design Strategies Development Strategies Getting Started Management Strategies Social Media Tools

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Evaluating Social Learning

Social Learning

It seems to me that right now this is a wide open field.  There are people looking at applying the Kirkpatrick model, there are people measuring the use of social learning tools, and there are people talking about something similar to Brinkerhoff’s Success Case Method. In the spirit of my blog posts on Re-evaluating Evaluation and Revisiting Kirkpatrick , I decided to start with Don Clark ?Big

Social Media for Training

Marcia Conner

Sometimes people read The New Social Learning in the hope it will be written expressly for trainers in corporate training departments. They learn quickly that it was written for leaders in every sort of department determined to help themselves and their people learn more from everything, not only training… from work and the interactions that

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

LMS Identify

eLearning 24-7

Welcome, Welcome. How are you today? Audience: We are Fine – Craig! Glad to hear that. Well, I am here to tell you about an amazing product that can answer your LMS questions. That’s right your questions when it comes to identifying a LMS.  I know, I know you have heard it before, read about it before, thought about it before and yes, uh, did I say read about it before? Anyway, with my LMS Identify device, you simply hold the device, ask it a LMS question and whalla the answer magically appear s. Audience:  OOOOH, GASP! But, with a twist. You see, most people would start with.

Project Management: For Best Results, Add Training


Project managers are often thought of as the gears that keep a business moving full-steam ahead. But with the high-stakes pressure of deadlines, limited staff, and tight budgets, they need all the help they can get. Click image to enlarge). Online Training management management training project management project managers training workplace training

Connected, the film

Jay Cross

Tiffany Shlain is a treasure. Her movie Connected comes out this fall. I can’t wait. There are a few screenings before the release.  I plan to see it on July 23 @ 4:30 at the  San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Thanks to Ross Dawson for the tip. Just Jay

How to Keep Employee Training Programs From Backfiring


Training programs are usually associated with better retention, but not always. Make this mistake and see your investment walk out the door. Training your employees, common sense tells us, builds loyalty and capacity and makes your organization more likely to retain talent for longer. But is this sensible assumption really true? High costs, limited ROI. Defining development.

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