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How to Create Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I get a lot of questions about interactivity from those who are just getting started. Typically they begin with a lot of subject matter content and they’re not quite sure how to make the course interactive. There’s a lot to consider when it comes to building interactive elearning. But if someone’s just getting started here are the three tips that I usually share: Make it Relevant. That’s OK.

Adobe Captivate 5/5.5: Save and Share Effects

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I've written about Captivate's Effects feature in the  past. If used appropriately, effects can greatly enhance your eLearning lesson. During one of my recent Captivate 5/5.5 Essentials online classes, a participant asked if it was possible to share a group of effects with other members on her team. She had added several effects to an object that everyone on her team liked. They liked it so much they wanted her "recipe" to save them the trouble of finding all of the effects and setting the timing. so please, developers.

Karl Kapp Book Tour: The Gamification of Learning and Instruction #gamiLI

Learning Visions

It’s the Cammy Bean stop on the blog book tour for Karl Kapp’s newest book: The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-Based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education Karl Kapp is a professor of instructional technology in Bloomsburg University’s Department of Instructional Technology in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. He’s one of my favorite professors that I've never actually studied with (although he has taught me a ton). Over the years, Karl and I have had wonderful arguments about gamers and gender and instructional design. He wasn’t my professor, he just wanted to share.

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IMU-LS-08: Social Learning Revolution (Jane Hart)

ZaidLearn

Our next invited online speaker for IMU Webinar Series is non other than Jane Hart ! If you are looking for an expert on social learning tools and how they are being applied for learning in the workplace, she is THE ONE ! In short, this webinar session should be unmissable for anyone embracing the future of learning, especially collaborative and social learning. UPCOMING WEBINARS? CLICK HERE

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How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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Three Questions Every Workplace Trainer Should Ask

Mindflash

Right now I’m working on a new education program for our sales team that I call The Art of Questioning. In it, we’ll be reviewing what makes a great question, how to ask one, and how to listen for and assess information based on the answers — and all of it is tailored to our organization’s sales process. Clearing, asking questions is vitally important in sales.

mLearning Thoughts: 3 Mobile Learning Examples You Might Have Missed

Bottom-Line Performance

If you are reading this, you already know mobile learning is a hot topic. You also know that incorporating social media into mobile learning is even more of a buzz term. With the price of an iPad 2 now droppedto just $400 , the prospect of implementing a smart phone or tablet-based solution across your organization is probably looking more and more attractive. ” There is no one right answer.

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Pick of the Month: April 2012

Jane Hart

Here is my pick of the resources that I shared on Twitter and in my  Pick of the Day  in April. Note, for easy reference, all the resources in my daily Picks  are collated monthly on my 2012 Reading List. 1 -  Social networking in online education: It is time to revisit the pedagogy  - Sachin Dua, 25 April – the quote in bold for me says it all! Could you pass your college’s final exams?

You MUST Do This When Designing Training

LearnDash

If you forget to do this one thing when you design your training, be prepared for potentially hours of rework and a lot of finger pointing.  In our field, it isn't easy to get cooperation from subject matter experts (SMEs). Personally, I spend a lot of time "just stopping by" my SMEs desks.  I often just talk to them casually about their day without any agenda.  Tweet.

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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.

Take off those rose coloured glasses

Learning and Working on the Web

Training is only 5% of organizational learning , but for a long time this small slice has been the primary focus of most Learning & Development (L&D) departments. The other 95% was just taken care of by the informal networks in the organization. On-job-training in some cases, or just observation and modelling in others. Then a funny thing happened. Take a look at social media.

Best articles on Working Smarter, April 2012

Jay Cross

GEORGE SIEMENS. APRIL 19, 2012. Remaking education in the image of our desires. The current generation of students will witness the remaking of our education system. Education faces enormous pressure. It’s much, much bigger. MORE >> DAVID WEINBERGER. APRIL 24, 2012. 2b2k][everythingismisc]“Big data for books”: Harvard puts metadata for 12M library items into the public domain. 44 Tweets.

mLearning Thoughts: 3 Mobile Learning Examples You Might Have Missed

Bottom-Line Performance

If you are reading this, you already know mobile learning is a hot topic. You also know that incorporating social media into mobile learning is even more of a buzz term. With the price of an iPad 2 now dropped to just $400 , the prospect of implementing a smart phone or tablet-based solution across your organization is probably looking more and more attractive. But how do you know what is actually practical, and what are some examples of how mobile learning is already being used? While we all love using our fancy phones and tablets, let’s not forget to learn a lesson from the past.

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Why Should Mobile Learning Be on Your Mind?

Janet Clarey

I read the article Here’s Why Google and Facebook Might Completely Disappear in the Next 5 Years “  and, coupled with some research on mobile video I’m doing, paused because I suddenly felt like I was missing something. It was one of those “wait – what?” ” moments that I sometimes get as an analyst because you know, I have to know this stuff. He admits to not thinking much of the latter (which comes from organizational ecology research) until recently. He goes on to say that social companies born since 2010 (i.e. Plenty of folks have opinions about it.

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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.

May 30: How to Provide Learning to People Outside Your Organization

Absorb LMS

We had a great turnout for our April 18 Webinar titled “How to Provide Learning to People Outside Your Organization.” ”  Consequently, we’ll be repeating this event at the end of May. Date:  Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Time:  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT (GMT -7). We’ll cover: The impact of the “extended enterprise” on learning and development. How a learning management system (LMS) can reduce the effort required to manage external learning programs. How to register and enroll external learners into your learning initiatives.

Introducing May Guest Blogger Allison Rossett

The Learning Circuits

May’s blogger has been a steadfast friend and contributor to ASTD. Allison Rossett is knowledgeable about needs analysis, technology-based learning, persistence and engagement in a world with increasing amounts of technology-based independent learning. Her official bio reads something like this: Dr. Allison Rossett, long-time Professor of Educational Technology at San Diego State University, is a consultant in learning and technology-based performance. member of Training magazine’s HRD Hall of Fame, Allison serves on the Board for the Elearning Guild and Chief Learning Officer magazine. Enjoy

Blogging via the iPad and Blogsy

eContent

I've been blogging since 2004, with the past six years on the Typepad platform. This Summer, I'll surpass 500,000 page view on Typepad. Thus, I hope you will grant me the favor of considering me a serious blogger, with a decent readership. For the past 15 months I have been searching for a good app that would allow me to create posts via my iPad. My wait has ended with Blogsy. Media 2.0

Digitec LMS Exhibition Team Heads North by Northwest

Association eLearning

Representatives for the Knowledge Direct learning management system are preparing for a busy month with two international conference in May. First, the team heads to picturesque Denver, Colorado for the world’s largest training and development conference, ASTD International 2012, May 7-9. Additional information about ASTD International and CME Congress can be found on the conference websites.

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.

The new workplace

Jay Cross

Six years ago few people believed that informal learning made much of a difference. Today’s common wisdom is that most workplace learning is experiential, unplanned, social, and informal. Informal learning tops many training department agendas. Companies are attracted by the low price tag. However, few of them are doing much systematically. Now we know we create them via artificial insemination.

Digitec Welcomes Knowledge Direct LMS Partner Indiana Association of REALTORS®

Association eLearning

The Indiana Association of REALTORS® has officially joined the Knowledge Direct family with the implementation of the association’s new online learning portal for member professional development and continuing education. Knowledge Direct will also support a new certification program offered by the association through their online university, Real Estate Certification Programs, Inc. Programs offered through RECP include Salesperson and Broker Prelicensing courses along with basic and advanced level continuing education courses on timely topics. Bio Latest Posts. Amy received a B.A.

Introducing May Guest Blogger Allison Rossett

ATD Learning Technologies

May’s blogger has been a steadfast friend and contributor to ASTD. Allison Rossett is knowledgeable about needs analysis, technology-based learning, persistence and engagement in a world with increasing amounts of technology-based independent learning. So, with ASTD International Conference & Expo this month, Justin and I wanted to invite a guest blogger who could cover a variety of topics. instantly thought of Allison. Click here to read full version

Digitec Begins LMS Integration with Personify Association Management System

Association eLearning

Digitec has begun building a bridge to integrate its Knowledge Direct learning management system with TMA Resource’s Personify association management system. An off-the-shelf integration with the Personify AMS will provide users of both systems with single sign-on, secure data transfer, eCommerce and enhanced member self-services. Once the integration is complete, users will log in through the Personify AMS and be automatically granted access to the Knowledge Direct LMS. Bio Latest Posts. Amy Bassett Marketing Director at Digitec Interactive. Amy received a B.A. Diet-breaker: Cake!

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.

Gamification of everything learning ? Mainstream or peripheral.

Learning Cafe

Usually we choose a theme that everybody has some experience with to generate discussion. With this theme we try and tackle an emerging area  gamificiation. If you have played Wii, PS3, Ipad and Iphone games you have

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Why Should Mobile Learning Be on Your Mind?

Learning on the Leading Edge

I read the article Here's Why Google and Facebook Might Completely Disappear in the Next 5 Years " and, coupled with some research on mobile video I'm doing, paused. because I suddenly felt like I was missing something. It was one of. those "wait - what?" " moments that I sometimes get as an analyst because. you know, I have to know this stuff. Anyway, the author of the article, Eric Jackson , shares two schools of thought - first, the outsized influence. management teams have on organizational outcomes and second, the idea. He admits to not. He believes that. and 2.0

Why Should Mobile Learning Be on Your Mind?

Learning on the Leading Edge

I read the article Here's Why Google and Facebook Might Completely Disappear in the Next 5 Years " and, coupled with some research on mobile video I'm doing, paused. because I suddenly felt like I was missing something. It was one of. those "wait - what?" " moments that I sometimes get as an analyst because. you know, I have to know this stuff. Anyway, the author of the article, Eric Jackson , shares two schools of thought - first, the outsized influence. management teams have on organizational outcomes and second, the idea. He admits to not. He believes that. and 2.0

Why Should Mobile Learning Be on Your Mind?

Learning on the Leading Edge

I read the article Here's Why Google and Facebook Might Completely Disappear in the Next 5 Years " and, coupled with some research on mobile video I'm doing, paused. because I suddenly felt like I was missing something. It was one of. those "wait - what?" " moments that I sometimes get as an analyst because. you know, I have to know this stuff. Anyway, the author of the article, Eric Jackson , shares two schools of thought - first, the outsized influence. management teams have on organizational outcomes and second, the idea. He admits to not. He believes that. and 2.0

Best Practices for Launching an LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process – and be able to measure success – is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook. Click to download.