Tue.Dec 06, 2011

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An Open LMS: CourseKit

Kapp Notes

A while back I posted on Facebook that LMSs were prisons for content because they tended to keep content inaccessible and unavailable for quick easy access. Well now their is a new kind of LMS that uses a Facebook type interface to conduct academic business. It’s called CourseKit. CourseKit instructor page. The concept is radical on two levels. billion.) Web 2.0 community

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5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited)

Jane Hart

Back in May 2010 I posted a diagram that I had created that showed what I considered to be the 5 stages of Workplace Learning.  My ITA colleague, Jay Cross, re-worked it so that I looked like this. Social learning

Freelance Instructional Design: More Tips from the Trenches

Experiencing eLearning

I’ve gotten some great tips from others working as independent consultants or freelance instructional designers in comments on my Getting Started as a Freelance Instructional Designer and Tips for Starting to Freelance posts. love having so many brilliant and generous people in my network who freely share the wealth of their knowledge. Networking. Rebecca notes that networking is an ongoing process : I think the biggest thing to success in consulting is to cultivate your networks and keep them going. also use social network sites like LinkedIn to let my network know that I’m looking.

E-learning In Automobile Industry – New Report

Upside Learning

Last week Towards Maturity published its latest report on e-learning adoption, utilization & effects in the European automobile industry. worked in the automobile industry for a few years in the early part of my professional life. From our discussion and previous experience with the sector, we already know that technology adoption had been strong amongst most of the larger auto players.

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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Here’s an Inexpensive Way to Build a Library of E-Learning Assets

Rapid eLearning

Over the years elearning software has become easier to use. But with that comes some challenges. In the past you had an instructional designer who designed the course. Then there was a programmer who did the programming of the course. And a graphics designer built the course’s graphics. Today, things have changed a bit. Here’s a Simple Solution. The Way It Works. AppSumo. MightyDeals. Fonts.

Nuts and Bolts: Inviting Interaction by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

Instead of asking how to manage informal learning and which tools to use, ask yourself whether you are. inviting interaction, and how. Here are some excellent ways to make informal learning more visible to both. managers and employees, and to invite interaction and develop something more akin to a partnership with. your learners. Design Strategies Future Trends Getting Started Social Media

What’s On Your Employees’ Wish List This Christmas?

Mindflash

I was in the mall this week (bad idea). large Santa’s village, complete with Santa and his minion of elves, was dwarfed by the queue of kids waiting to sit on Santa’s lap to share what they wanted for the holiday. remember (years ago!) bringing bringing my three kids to visit Santa and how their imaginations went wild on the ride to his artificial North Pole. They are powerful information sources.

Enspire Celebrates 10 Years of Operations

Enspire Learning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. AUSTIN, TX – Dec. 6, 2011 – Enspire Learning, a leading provider of management development simulations and custom learning solutions, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2011. During its 10th year of creating online learning solutions, Enspire received several top industry honors , including a Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning award, first place in the Simulations Interactivity Shootout, and recognition on Training Industry’s Top 20 Content Development Companies. Enspire celebrated its 10th anniversary with a party held on Oct. 26 at Enspire headquarters.

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.

Social media: It’s not about the technology!

Learning Cafe

As an enterprise, Acme Corporation is “dipping its toes” into social media. It might be said it’s adopting a cautious, almost experimental approach to the concept. While the organisation has invested in social technology, and maybe even documented a social media policy, the majority of its social media activity is driven from the bottom up. In other words, usage of social media within the organisation relies heavily on grass-roots support and viral marketing among its rank-and-file employees. Does this sound like your workplace? If so, what does it mean? Sorry. 4.

Gamification: A Good Idea … Sometimes

Mindflash

The old way of work — grinding out eight hours a day in soulless cubicles — could use some updating, nearly everyone agrees. And what solution is more intuitive than bringing games, one of the most fun aspects of life, to corporate work, generally one of the least fun? Hence the frenzy for the idea of “gamification” over the past few years. All Gamification Is Not Created Equal. Potential Pitfalls.

Captivate Training: Creating Interesting Interactivities with Adobe Captivate – Part 1

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Creating Interesting Interactivities with Adobe Captivate – Part 1 Date and time: Thursday, Jan 5, 2012 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to create interactive screens using Advanced Actions and Variables in Adobe Captivate 5.5. The interactive screens included in this two-part training session [.]. eLearning Suite How do I. Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 Interactions Interactivities rapid elearning authoring tools

Aotearoa. kei te aroha au ki a koe

Learning with e's

New Zealand is simply amazing. What can I say about the many sights I have seen, people I have met and things I have experienced? This was a barefoot keynote , because no-one should enter the marae with their shoes on. Afterwards I was presented with a greenstone gem with inlaid paua shell as a symbol of everlasting friendship with the people of New Zealand. will treasure it always.

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.

Captivate Training: Creating Interesting Interactivities with Adobe Captivate – Part 2

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Creating Interesting Interactivities with Adobe Captivate – Part 2 Date and time: Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to create interactive screens using Advanced Actions and Variables in Adobe Captivate 5.5. The interactive screens included in this two-part training session [.]. eLearning Suite How do I. Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 Interactions Interactivities rapid elearning authoring tools

Across the Twitterverse

Learning with e's

It's that time of the year when the edublog community honours its members with awards. The 2011 Edublog Awards have come around again with frightening speed, and once again this year I am both honoured and humbled to have been nominated in two categories - best individual blog and best individual tweeter (for my @timbuckteeth account). Unported License. blog Twitter #timdownunder Edublogger Award

Comment on Free Webinar on Mobile Learning by Joe

Enspire Learning

I missed the webinar. Is the recording archived anywhere? Thank you, JD

EDGEX 2012 Conference New Delhi

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

It gives me great pleasure to announce a unique conference on educational research and innovation called EDGEX, to be held at the Habitat Centre, New Delhi from March 12-14, 2012. The two main themes of the conference are: Learning X.O  - marking the significant and ongoing developments in learning and teaching, particularly in informal learning, connectivism & connective knowledge, the MOOC, Learning Analytics & BIG data, Digital Scholarship, Peer Coaching and Open Distributed Design. These speakers certainly do not need an introduction: Jay Cross, Internet Time Alliance.

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.

Obliquity and Luck

Aaron Silvers

I have a slight confession for some of you: I’m an occasional smoker; perhaps more than  occasional. Last night I finished my last cigarette and took a cab home from the co-working space I’m renting to help me stay on top of things. It was late, I had just spent several hours in a row writing and sending emails and I was on the phone wrapping up some of the day’s details and catching up with a friend. As I got out of the cab, I went to put my cash away in my wallet and found it missing. After stressing out about losing my wallet, I really needed a cigarette.