Wed.Feb 20, 2013

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Interesting Information about MOOCs—An Infographic

Kapp Notes

This was sent to me by Muhammad Saleem. The infographic takes a closer look at reasons why some professors and academics remain unconvinced. I’ve taken a MOOC and found it interesting but I was not motivated enough to complete the activities or finish the course, but that’s only a sample size of one. think the hype is a little over the top in terms of impact on education. To me, the future is always “and” not “or” the question is not…”Are MOOCs going to replace traditional university courses?” Content Guide

Improving ROI Begins with Improving Worker Performance


We've now talked about the value of demonstrating ROI for your training efforts, and we've talked about making sure we measure all the right things. It's no longer enough (not sure it was ever enough) to just measure training efforts. We must trace the results of our efforts all the way through to the business and financial impact to our organization. And, there should be an impact--otherwise, we're wasting our company resources and our employee's time

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In Learning, Size Matters

CLO Magazine

Microlearning has not only stood the test of time, it is uniquely suited to facilitate business in today’s largely informal, development-driven work environment. When customers call a bank, they are pleased to receive perfect, courteous service. When customers bring a car in for service, they don’t want to be told the job will take two extra days because the mechanic will be in class.

Why E-Learning Alone Just Isn’t Enough

e-Learning Academy

E-Learning courseware is not the panacea of staff training. It can play a very important role in supporting staff to acquire foundation (black and white) content. But it cannot guarantee staff will perform the intended course outcomes. Building Building and implementing e-learning courseware does not guarantee learners will apply content into the workplace. There are several reasons for this: Unclear instructional [.]. Evaluation Workplace learning

Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

Stuck with a bunch of Flash-based courses that cannot be viewed on mobile devices? This eBook will take you through the steps to convert existing courses into HTML 5 format and make it compatible with the latest devices and browsers.

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Slow Learning and payback

Jay Cross

Ten years ago I devoured this book and passed it along to Clark Quinn , who coined the term “ Slow Learning ” as a result. Here is his brilliant piece on Slow Learning. The analogy is apt. In the dark ages of American sophistication about eating circa 1950, common wisdom was tip was short for T.I.P. meaning “to insure promptness.”* Unpredictable, improv. Just Jay

Google Glass – ‘the view from up here’ #ifihadglass

Dont Waste Your Time

YouTube: Google Glass. Google have released this video in an attempt to try and show how their Google Glass will work. Obviously Obviously we’re talking about technology that will rely heavily on good network signal, which is always very dicey whenever I need one to check emails, calendar, directions, etc. when I’m 0ut-and-about. Google Wave: 100 tips & tricks. edtech.

Programming Your Brain


Learning Reading

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Building Informal Learning Habits

CLO Magazine

Short but disciplined upfront planning can help employees identify opportunities for informal skill development throughout their normal work day. “There’s no substitute for experience” is a common adage for those who have learned by doing during a long career. Well-designed learning can help close an experience gap, but the expression still holds truth.

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.

How to Make a Harlem Shake Video with Camtasia for Mac

Visual Lounge

Guest post by Ben Rhodes and Christina Melton of TechSmith. Have you been keeping up with the recent internet meme sensation, Harlem Shake videos ? We have been. And not only that, we created our own (scroll down to see them)! Then we made a guide showing how to make your own Harlem Shake video with Camtasia, because we’re not so good at keeping secrets. Enjoy! Around 40% worked for us.

Is Lectora Still Relevant?

E-learning Uncovered

Lectora celebrated the release of version 11 last week.  This version marks a drastic interface redesign that uses a tab/ribbon approach instead of a menu/dialog box approach, making it a little easier to move around and, I think, a little less intimidating for some. Usability : The new interface design makes the tool a little easier to move around in.  Where is Lectora lacking?  One is price. Accredited by CFA Institute

CLO Magazine

The online education and training provider for professional certification courses will now conduct Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Level I training. Bangalore — Feb. 19, an online education and training provider for professional certification courses, announced it has received accreditation from CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute to conduct CFA Level I training. Simplilearn provides both online and classroom training for CFA Level I certification. Source:

Enhancing ESL Programs with Online Lectures

Visual Lounge

Guest post by Nathan Davidson. Think back to the time you spent in elementary school. Remember your favorite teachers, the books you read, subjects that you loved and everything you learned? Now imagine trying to experience all of that in a language that you barely understood! English Language Learners (ELL) represent the fastest growing student population within our country’s public school system.

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.

Be Ambitious

CLO Magazine

It is difficult to imagine the achievement of any significant goal without the motivation, drive and desire to push farther, try harder and do more. As one of the nation’s leading multiplatform media companies serving the human capital management industry for more than a decade, it has always been our ambition to deliver the most comprehensive perspective on human capital strategy and management. But in January, we took a giant step toward increasing our scope, synergy and strength in the industry by acquiring Workforce Management from Crain Communications Inc. Presenters include David C.