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eLearning: More on Copyright

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. After my last article on when it's okay to use copyrighted information , I received some great resources from one of our readers,  Christy Tucker. First, there's the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video. Produced  Produced by American University's Center for Social Media, it gives some good guidelines for what is and isn't considered Fair Use. Next is the Fair Use Evaluator  which, if approached honestly, can help you determine how legally "fair" the use of materials in your work will be. " eLearning

Insightful Videos Exploring Why the Finnish Education System Rocks!

ZaidLearn

This collection will hopefully be useful for you (and me), as the craze around the world to discover the Finnish education system is increasingly becoming a (wrestle) mania. Finally, I will be adding new insightful videos about the Finnish education system as I discover them, and please share insightful videos that I might have missed out. will add them above. Thanks!

When Learning is the Work: Approaches for supporting learning in the workplace

Performance Learning Productivity

Two weeks ago I ran a webinar under this title for Citrix. At the start I posed the question “when you think about one great learning experience you’ve had, can you remember where it occurred? Was it in a classroom or workshop, or did it occur while you were completing the task?” I’ve asked this question, or variations of it, many times over the past few years. The response from this group

Talking about blended learning – part 5 – in conclusion

Clive on Learning

Part 5 In the fifth and last part of this interview, I address two final questions: How would you summarise the blended learning design process? What guarantee is there that you'll end up with a solution that is both effective and efficient? Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Complete 43 min interview. blended learning

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.

Dev Corner - Interview with Larry LaHaie

Visual Lounge

Here's a peek behind the scenes at TechSmith. For this week's Dev Corner post, Jared Wein and Randall Brown interviewed Software Engineer, Larry LaHaie (LH). Enjoy! Who are you, and what do you do? (LH): Hi! My name is Larry LaHaie, and I'm a software engineer who works on the Windows side of Snagit. I've also worked on the Windows side of Camtasia Studio and the web presence team in my 4.5 SHAM!".

Thumbs Down to Top Down Leadership

CLO Magazine

For most of the 20th century, leadership models were defined by paternal, hierarchical organizational structures. Influenced by several wars and the Great Depression, this pecking order was structured along military lines to establish control. People climbed the ranks in search of power with an even keener eye on money. But now employees, especially younger ones, are searching for genuine satisfaction and meaning from their work, not just financial compensation. Furthermore, the U.S. If the inspiration for your structures has developed, why haven’t you? The U.S. We want to make a difference.

Alternative to ADDIE –Scrum

Kapp Notes

For a long, long time the ADDIE model has been held up as the “holy grail&# of the process to design instruction. An alternative, presented in only 7 minutes in the video below is to use the agile software development method known as Scrum. Check out the video and see if this compressed method would work for your design needs. Image from Reaktor. Design

Infographic: Does Facebook make you a better student?

Dont Waste Your Time

I found this Infographic this morning and it kind of resonated with me and some thoughts I’ve been having recently about using alternative systems for student interaction (not replacing the VLE, but ‘enhancing’ the student experience). Please leave a comment below if you agree or disagree, or just what to comment on the general implication of social media on student lives.

Working Smarter in the 21st Century

Jay Cross

Three-minute video explains why old approaches to learning and development no longer work. Workscaping

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A practical guide to creating learning screencasts: part 2 – creating all-in-one-take screencasts

Onlignment

In part 1 of this guide, we looked at the arguments for screencasting and the two main types of tools – online, all-in-one-take and fully-featured desktop applications. In part 2 we take a look at the former. Choose a tool. There are plenty of free online screencasting tool – you’ll find plenty listed in Jane Hart’s Directory of Learning Tools. Why use an online tool?

Oh, No!! It’s Back!!

aLearning

What’s back? The soaring cost of oil… which means increased travel costs… which could also mean fewer members having the funds to get to your face-to-face (FTF) learning events. I’m trying not to say “I told you so… I warned you to get your elearning act in gear… I cautioned you about ignoring the lessons we were supposed to learn back in 2008… &#. Okay, maybe your association wasn’t affected then and isn’t seeing an effect now. Here’s why. recent study by Elearning! and Government Elearning! Why should this matter to you?

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.

How Do I View Articulate Presentations On an iPad?

ZaidLearn

Watching or playing with anything in Flash Format on an iPad (iPhone or iPod) was impossible (as far as I know) in the past. Well, now you can at least view Flash stuff on an iPad using the app called iSWIFTER ( Source ). Here we go: Click here to keep yourself updated with latest discussions about Articulate on iPads. STILL TROUBLESOME! But, how do we view Articulate presentations on an iPhone?

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Updated Nielsen Stats on Mobile Phones

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Excellent new data hot off the nielsenwire blog. Okay.maybe it went up yesterday and I'm a day late, but its still good stuff. I'm actually, a little stunned that the number of smartphones in the U.S. is only 36%. just thought it would be higher for some reason. What are your thoughts? Amplify’d from blog.nielsen.com Consumers and Mobile Apps in the U.S.:

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Should Form Follow Function or Vice Versa?

The Writers Gateway

Some years back, I had to go through an induction program in one MNC. I was introduced to an award winning e-learning program that was supposed to introduce me to the company, product, services,  policies and procedures and more. The e-learning course interface design was  extravagant. It was an expert graphic designer’s work. While the design was out of the world, the content was too drab and boring. To be frank , I got nothing out of the course. There was a time when I used to give a thumps up to fancy designs and interfaces and a thumps down to anything that was plain and simple.

Offering Valuable Training to Job-Hopping Millennials? Consider a Contract First

Mindflash

Millennials have a growing reputation in the HR universe as serial job hoppers. Recent studies say the phenomenon isn’t actually limited to the young , but true or not, employers’ belief that their 20-something employees are liable to jump ship in a matter of months has significant effects. For one, it limits their willingness to shell out for training. Could that work for Gen Y?

People Who Sit With Us Come First

Aaron Silvers

When I blogged Monday evening , I didn’t appreciate the nerve I was tweaking. Thanks for all the comments and emails (and please read the threads on GovLoop , where this blog is mirrored). Most of my social time I’m with family, friends and peers who are not so wired as I am. ” Keep devices away from the dinner table. This means no phone in my pocket. Your mileage may vary.

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.

Engaging Technical eLearning – Tips on Design and Delivery

Vignettes Learning

[Please add your comments below] Engineer’s and Technical Writer’s View Oft entimes, my development team works to help clients convert technical traini ng into eLearning. An example is the Oracle HRIS and hardware training. The initial challenge is, “How do we make this boring content engaging?” However, the dilemma is that most guides are designed for engineers not lay people.

Adobe FrameMaker 10: Repeat the Last Operation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Barb Binder  Here's another simple, yet powerful feature that is new in FrameMaker 10. If you pull down the Edit menu and start reading from the top, you'll find Undo, Redo, History and then new Repeat command. Its job is simply to repeat your last activity. This includes:   Type text. Paste. Delete. Apply a character format. Apply a paragraph format. Insert a graphic object (i.e., Arc, Ellipse, Group, Inset, Line, Math, Polygon, Polyline, Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, TextFrame, TextLine, and Unanchored Frame). Insert a table. Set Object Properties.

Do you have a few minutes for an #Intervue?

Tayloring it

As I was trawling through my early morning tweets upon arriving at work on Tuesday morning (on my mobile phone obviously, due to the fact that I work in 1906 and Social Media is blocked on my work machine) I noticed that John Dalziel from RSC NW had tweeted this. wdlih Provide me with some feedback via "Intervue": Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning [link] 26/04/2011 18:03 via Intervue Reply Retweet Favorite @ACLjohn ACLjohn. Knowing that John always has something interesting to share I immediately clicked on the link, but realised quite quickly I needed to be on a PC.

Mobile Trends 2020 Africa - hint: mLearn

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

If your view of the evolution of mobile devices is strictly focused on your friends and US media outlets, then you don't have a clue about the impact of mobile devices. Africa is taking advantage of mobility more profoundly than any other continent. There are many reasons why, but this slideshare is a great place to start. Its a fabulous collection of trends spotted by those who live there and follow technology stories. If you're in education/learning/training related fields there is a lot to be learned here. Don't forget about mLearnCon as well coming up in June.

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!

Questions from the CLO Executive Network

Jay Cross

Clark Quinn and I kicked off a meeting of the Chief Learning Officer Network at Symantec’s offices in Mountain View on Wednesday. We talked of working smarter, the imperative to change, the ins and outs of informal learning, and why mobile learning is inevitable. Clark concluded our 90-minute opener by destroying myths about generational differences, brain-based learning, and learning styles.

Free eLearning Badge. We support Free eLearning Resources

eFront

If you support Free e-Learning Resources , use the following code to post the badge on your website and/or blog and share with your viewers (students, colleagues, etc) the Free e-Learning Resources. If you are blogger and you want to share your Free e-Learning Resources with the e-Learning community, and you use the Free e-Learning Resources badge send me an email to let me know. Lets Connect, Interact, and Share the Free eLearning Resources! Craig Taylor - Tayloring It. link] The Learning Explosion - [link] Jane E.

Implementing working smarter: top-down or bottom-up?

Jay Cross

At yesterday’s meeting of the CLO Executive Network, people asked whether it’s better to start at the top or the organization or to grow things from the bottom. It depends. We’ve seen grass-roots efforts go viral and spread from humble beginnings to enterprise-wide collaborative network. We’ve also seen mandates from senior executives kick off powerful in-house social networks. In the long run, success depends on covering all the bases, from the workflow to the executive suite. Here’s a hypothetical approach: Unable to display content. Adobe Flash is required.

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Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network.

Social Learning

According to the 1996 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 70% of workplace knowledge is learned informally (a statistic that is frequently referenced in the learning industry). While I haven't seen more recent data

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 Do I View Articulate Presentations On an iPad?

ZaidLearn

Watching or playing with anything in Flash Format on an iPad (iPhone or iPod) was impossible (as far as I know) in the past. Well, now you can at least view Flash stuff on an iPad using the app called iSWIFTER ( Source ). Here we go: Click here to keep yourself updated with latest discussions about Articulate on iPads. STILL TROUBLESOME! But, how do we view Articulate presentations on an iPhone?

What Belongs in a Scorecard?

CLO Magazine

This is an excellent question that comes up repeatedly. Many start with the available data and ask how they can use it in a scorecard. This is the wrong approach, as it proves challenging for those fortunate enough to have data warehouses full of information. Answers to two just questions should guide the selection of data and the construction of the scorecard: What is the purpose of the scorecard? Who is the intended audience? The function simply cannot be managed to deliver results without this type of information on at least a monthly basis. The Business Of Learning scorecard

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Insightful Videos Exploring Why the Finnish Education System Rocks!

ZaidLearn

This collection will hopefully be useful for you (and me), as the craze around the world to discover the Finnish education system is increasingly becoming a (wrestle) mania. Finally, I will be adding new insightful videos about the Finnish education system as I discover them, and please share insightful videos that I might have missed out. See more Need To Know. More insightful videos? Thanks!

My LMS vendor just got acquired by another company! Now what?!

eLearning Weekly

The landscape of learning management system (LMS) vendors is constantly changing. There have been dozens of acquisitions in the past decade, including a big one this week. This can be a scary time if your organization happens to be using an LMS that gets acquired by or merged with another company. So, if your LMS vendor gets acquired by another. company, what should you do? For customizations).

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Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.