Fri.Feb 03, 2012

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Five tools for global educators

Learning with e's

Recently I have been considering the changing role of teachers who are adopting technology to extend the walls of the classroom. These are a new breed of teachers who do not necessarily accept that the classroom is contained within four walls. In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators. Unported License.

eLearning 101: How to Make an eLearning Course

OpenSesame

For all of you subject matter experts, trainers and performance consultants of every background, this one’s for you. Here’s eLearning 101: a guide to the tools of the trade to get you started building courses. Right eLearning Solutions

mLearning Design Tips

Adobe Captivate

Have you participated in the Adobe Captivate HTML5 Contest? Not yet? You still have twelve more days to grab this opportunity and win an iPad. So give your best shot to create an HTML5 course using Adobe Captivate 5.5 and HTML5 Converter. A few days back I had shared some helpful resources and rules for [.]. eLearning Suite Extending Captivate How do I. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 Best practices HTML5 iPad mLearning rapid elearning Tips

The argument for experiential learning

Onlignment

Over the past year we have been publishing extracts from The New Learning Architect. We continue with the second part of chapter 10: Experiential learning occurs whether we want it to or not, but there are good reasons why we should be actively supporting and encouraging it: Because everyday work experience is rich with opportunities for learning : However hard you try to create authentic learning scenarios in the classroom, you will never match the real thing. But as adults we aren’t always so keen to learn from our misfortunes; we often just hope things will work out better next time.

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.

Bringing Gamification to the workplace

Spicy Learning

In the last few weeks at Saffron Interactive there has been a lot of talk about gamification. For those that attended the recent Learning Technologies Exhibition you may have have seen one of our seminars debating the pro’s and cons of looking to videogames to provide an example for increasing engagement in Learning and development. Achievement Badges. Rate of variable reward.

‘DropBox’ App

Dont Waste Your Time

Dropbox (iPhone/iPad): This is one of the best apps I’ve been using for the past few years. used to take a USB stick around with me, from office to home, to conferences, to presentations, and everywhere in between. Now I don’t need to. “Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your iPhone and iPad and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go.”

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Flight 1549: Expertise and how it gets there

Dave's Whiteboard

On January 15, 2009… US Airways Flight 1549…experienced an almost complete loss of thrust in both engines after encountering a flock of birds and was subsequently ditched on the Hudson River about 8.5 miles from LaGuardia Airport (LGA), New York City… The flight… had departed LGA about 2 minutes before the in-flight event occurred. That’s from the 200-page report  (NTSB/AAR-10/03) issued by the National Transportation Safety Board. The airplane itself, which was equipped with forward slide/rafts although these were not required on this flight. Checklists and Focus.

Dev Corner - Decltype Keyword

Visual Lounge

So with the example if the member variable m_n changes type from an int to anything else the variable n in the main function will be of the same type.  Using a typedef we could have supplied both m_n and n to be a type from the typedef.  large use of this keyword by professionals has to do with return types!  What do you think?  Do you see a use for the decltype keyword?  Andrew "A.J." Dev Corner

Design Principles for UnConference – Alternate Reality

Learning Cafe

I have been asked by people how the UnConference will be different from regular ”conferences”. The first Learning Cafe UnConference is being held in Sydney on 16th Feb 2012 and coming along very nicely. This gathering of experienced L&D professionals will discuss contemporary L&D topics with an eye on the future.  Before I delve into the “how” let me talk about the “why” to set the scene. have enjoyed attending and presenting at Training and Development conferences in Australia. They give me an opportunity to learn and meet people.

Friday’s finds in February

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week. JaneBozarth – “Setting up only private internal social media platforms is like having phones that won’t call outside the building.” ” On perpetual Beta & Social Learning: Are You Learning as Fast as the World Is Changing? – via @TimKastelle. Friday's Finds

Obama’s Going to Close the Skills Gap. But Does It Even Exist?

Mindflash

Americans are stomping mad about the economy in general and unemployment in particular, and it appears the President has gotten the message. In his latest State of the Union address, President Obama laid out a raft of economic proposals designed to ferry the unemployed back into work, including training programs for those who need to update their skills. Simple, say some, it doesn’t exist.

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.

February Welcomes Connie Malamed

The Learning Circuits

Much thanks to Karl for guest blogging in January. He not only offered some insightful posts about how “gamification” is affecting the world of learning, he kept us abreast of happenings at ASTD TechKnowledge 2012. In February, the LC Blog invites Connie Malamed to take the helm. Connie is a frequent contributor to Learning Circuits, and has spoken at several ASTD events about the fields of online learning, information design, and visual communication. She is also the author of Visual Language for Designers , which presents visual design principles that are based on cognitive science.

Ridiculously Smart Stuff on Behavior Change

Usable Learning

So I’ve probably mentioned in the past that Sebastian Deterding is one of my professional crushes.  I’ll try not to gush excessively, but he’s really smart. Here’s his latest slideshare on research for behavioral change, and it’s fantastic stuff: The … Continue reading → Uncategorized behavior change jonathan haidt

Globalization Changes The Plabook - leveraging leadership brand to drive global business goals

Learning on the Leading Edge

Globalization is here and here to stay. Embracing it is easy. Leading in a global climate, well, is not quite so easy. Building and implementing leadership brand (and culture) to drive business goals can be even more challenging. What is characteristic of those who are good at it? What do they do that their leader peers may not? What role does leadership brand and culture play in achieving global business results? Effective Global Leadership Practices. We have discovered several desirable and global leadership practices and “how do I do it” tips: Global Leadership Practices.

Ridiculously Smart Stuff on Behavior Change

Usable Learning

So I’ve probably mentioned in the past that Sebastian Deterding is one of my professional crushes.  I’ll try not to gush excessively, but he’s really smart. Here’s his latest slideshare on research for behavioral change, and it’s fantastic stuff: The … Continue reading →

Archetypes – worth looking into? (Find 15: 30 January – 3 February)

Good To Great

This week I was drawn to a webinar hosted by James McLuckie (of Eden Tree and the Learning and Development Group on LinkedIn) and presented by Patrick Bray (Pad) of Team Me. It was titled ‘transforming personal and professional performance with archetypes’ and this is what Pad does everyday. Of course, everything so far suggests that archetypes are fairly one-dimensional.

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.

Nordic Nomad.

eContent

New dictionary term this Winter:   Nordic Nomad. Definition:  Northern tribe of humans often found travelling great distances in search of white stuff. Distinguishing features: Wears bright clothing and moves on long skinny sticks. Conversations are most often centered around a "class of chemical compounds that are plastic (malleable) near ambient temperatures.

February Welcomes Connie Malamed

ATD Learning Technologies

Much thanks to Karl for guest blogging in January. He not only offered some insightful posts about how "gamification" is affecting the world of learning, he kept us abreast of happenings at ASTD TechKnowledge 2012. In February, the LC Blog invites Connie Malamed to take the helm. Connie is a frequent contributor to Learning Circuits, and has sp. Click here to read full version

Archetypes – worth looking into? (Find 15: 30 January – 3 February)

Good To Great

This week I was drawn to a webinar hosted by James McLuckie (of Eden Tree and the Learning and Development Group on LinkedIn) and presented by Patrick Bray (Pad) of Team Me. It was titled ‘transforming personal and professional performance with archetypes’ and this is what Pad does everyday. The idea of archetypes stretches back as far as Plato, with teachers and thinkers defining different numbers and names of archetypes over the millennia. The Lover is a trusting, open and nurturing individual who values relationships, harmony and personal connections between people most highly.

Recovering from a Corrupt Video Header File

eContent

Videos have header files associated with your movie which serve like a road map in terms of giving instructions to your computer. This header file has all kinds of technical information which not being present, will prevent your computer from even opening the file (let alone playing it). Recently I had a problem when one of my video header files became corrupt due to a power failure during filming. Given the header file is the last item written to a video file, if power is ever interrupted to your camera, you will have a major wasted effort. Web/Tech

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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!