Thu.Nov 08, 2012

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How Did You Get Interested in Games for Learning?

Kapp Notes

One question I am frequently asked is “How did you get interested in games for learning?” ” When did you notice that games could play a role in corporate learning? There are a number of incidents that eventually lead to my study of the subject. Some involve watching a poker tournament and learning that online poker was used as a way of practicing for real poker play. But here is a progression over time of my thinking. noticed that games could play a role in corporate learning on my first internship out of college. He needed some people to test the game and I volunteered.

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Mobile Learning: The Future of Workplace Learning (CLO Summit India – Slidedeck)

Upside Learning

Last week I was at the CLO Summit, one of the largest gatherings of L&D professionals in India. Held in Mumbai, the event saw some eminent industry experts talk on different topics related to L&D in the workplace. I too had an opportunity to share my thoughts, as part of panel of power session on the future trends and tools in L&D under the track ‘Mobile Social and E-Learning’.

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Learning Design: When You Just Don’t Know Where to Start

Mindflash

ADDIE is good, SAM is good. DMADDI is good. AGILE is good. Rapid instructional design is good. But sometimes a course design project can be overwhelming, and these design models are not specific enough to answer the question, “OK, so what do I write on the page right now?” Write Learning Objectives:  This is where to start when you do not know where to start. There is not rule here.

Adobe Captivate 6: When It Comes to Video Color Mode, Every Bit Counts

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    A student attending a recent  Advanced Captivate 6 online class  was lamenting the poor color quality in her Captivate lessons. She had recorded a lesson using a combination of the Simulation and Video modes. When she previewed her lesson to the class, we could clearly see a shift in color quality between the slides in the simulation part of the lesson and the video portion. The slides themselves looked great. the color in the video was not very good at all.) The lower setting will result in smaller videos. It's a simple process.

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

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My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

I noticed that I use more and more social media tools and different tools to communicate. Maybe I use too many of them. So I decided to create a list of them to see what I could weed out. decided to share the list with remaining tools with you. Blogs, writing and reading. know that blogs are not as hot anymore as they were 10 years ago, but for me they are still very important. love it. love it.

The wrong way shows the correct way. sometimes

Vignettes Learning

In many instances, trainers and elearning designers forget that people are reminded of the right way by seeing the wrong way. In this case, the wrong way can sometimes show what's right - at least for learning purposes. Preview this example of a contradiction. funny and yet effective way of showing the "wrong thing to make us see what's right, sometimes." Experts say "we should trust our gut feel."

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BYOD and e-learning: Three pointers for avoiding a ‘future shock’

Spicy Learning

In 1970 the futurologist Alvin Toffler wrote his best-selling book, Future Shock , predicting a society under siege from mass ‘stress and disorientation’ caused by information overload and (broadly) too much change in too short a period of time…. As it turns out, our ‘super-industrial’ society has proved surprisingly resilient to the ever-accelerating pace of technological change. If you don’t believe me, just look at this Youtube video of a nine-month-old baby who is at perfectly at ease with an iPad. You get the picture. But the benefits are there too, especially for e-learning.  Really?

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This Week On #TalkTech: Game Based Learning, Human Computer Interaction and Google’s Authoring Tool

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.  We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We’re never at a loss for new tech news, apps, and interesting blogs to explore in our weekly chats. Take a look at what we have planned for this week: Topic 1: How does game based learning encourage mastery over mediocrity? Karl Kapp's book is full of great information on gamification. There is plenty of talk about the differences between game based learning and gamification. Think again. No Problem.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Speaking today (noon ET) at Train-For-Success

Kapp Notes

Join us for the new season of Train for Success with a panel of virtual worlds thought leaders: • Karl Kapp, Professor at Bloomsburg University, consultant & author of “The Gamification of. Learning and Instruction” and “Learning in 3D”. Maria Korolov, editor of Hypergrid Business, president of Trombly International. The landscape of virtual worlds is changing. Wonderful panel.

Crowdsourcing a design from 99designs

Jay Cross

Internet Time Lab needed a logo for its iPhone app to measure emotion. At my partner’s suggestion, I turned to 99designs.com , “the fastest growing design marketplace in the world.” ” Their site says they’ve conducted 174,000 design contests and paid out $1.4 million to designers last month. I’d never heard of them. 23 designers submitted a total of 62 entries.

Fresh from DevLearn 2012: Mobile Learning

The Learning Dispatch

Fresh from DevLearn 2012: Mobile Learning Is there any e-learning trend bigger than mobile learning? I don’t think so and it was a hot topic at DevLearn. As a nascent delivery platform, there are many questions about how to use mobile devices effectively. Effective m-learning is not a translation of e-learning to a small screen. The differences between e-learning and m-learning are significant.

Top 5 Sales Commandments

Your Training Edge

Maintain high sales numbers and satisfy your customer’s needs at the same time by using these Top 5 Sales Commandments. There are many rules of thumb to follow in any sales process. As a salesperson, your ultimate goal is to maintain high numbers while satisfying your customer’s needs. There are five simple sales commandments that will help you do both – in every sale. One: Sell Relationships. There is no such thing as a single sale. Businesses have come to depend on repeat customers and word of mouth. So instead of selling a product, sell a relationship and trust.

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

Five key questions when buying e-learning

From the Coleface

For many years I’ve designed practical e-learning to help explain the tricky technical intricacies of CPD topics to accountants. thought I’d flip this around to invest some time demystifying the tricky technical intricacies of e-learning for accountants. The difference between good e-learning and bad e-learning often comes down to decisions made early in the purchasing process so this means knowing what questions to ask (and what the replies really mean). To download the white paper go to  [link]. accountancy e-learning

Reader Reaction

CLO Magazine

We asked our LinkedIn members: When you’re stuck with an outdated LMS, is it better to build or buy? Here’s what a few had to say. Don McIntosh : With over 400 LMSes available, it seems foolish to me to build one from scratch. The process would take longer, be more expensive and have many headaches. If you have a large IT group with nothing to do, if the needs of your organization are truly unique, then it might make sense. Donald H. Taylor : There are so many LMSes available it would be madness to write your own. You’ll soon find an LMS to fit. We continued with the purchased system.

Educational Analytics Conference Session

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

Recently (Nov 6), I had the opportunity to convene a session at the FICCI Higher Education Summit 2012 titled Powering the Higher Education System through Information and Analytics. Please also see the pre-session page on this blog. My research for this session (co-instigated by Pawan Aggarwal at the Planning Commission and Shobha Mishra at FICCI) has been extremely rewarding.

Assistant Dean, Executive Education, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

CLO Magazine

The Carlson School of Management’s Executive Education combines a world-class education with practical classroom experience in one of the nation’s most powerful and vibrant business communities. Poised to take advantage of an internationally renowned faculty and a vast reservoir of executive talent among the numerous Fortune 500 firms headquartered in the region, Carlson Executive Education designs and delivers custom educational programs for senior managers and leadership around the country and internationally. To apply, visit: https://employment.umn.edu , search for requisition #181220.

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.

Fresh from DevLearn 2012: Entertainment and Training

The Learning Dispatch

Creating engaging online training was discussed in a variety of ways at DevLearn 2012. Without a doubt, the most fascinating ideas and interesting correlations to entertainment came from Jon Landau, Oscar-winning producer of Titanic, Avatar, Dick Tracy, and many other movies. Our job is to make our audience care. We want our training to resonate with the audience and be meaningful.

Fresh from DevLearn 2012: Games and Learning

The Learning Dispatch

Gamification of training has recently been a big trend in the online learning world. Sessions at DevLearn 2012 made me think deeper about the difference between game-based training and training gamification. Designers who employ gaming and/or gamification strategies claim impressive results. Estimated reading time: 2 minutes read more