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Mobile Learning Analyst RJ Jacquez to guest host #TalkTech chat on mLearning, HTML5, and more.

Bottom-Line Performance

We are pleased to announce that our friend and colleague  RJ Jacquez   (@rjacquez) will be guest hosting our weekly #TalkTech chat this Thursday, May 17th at 3 pm EST. RJ is a former Senior Evangelist for Adobe who now spends his time as a Mobile Learning Analyst and consultant. He also actively shares mLearning information via his Facebook Page. Just use the #TalkTech hashtag to participate.

Adobe Captivate 5/5.5: Switch TTS Agents in a Snap

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    During every  Captivate beginner class , time is spent on the second day teaching everyone how to use Captivate's Text-to-Speech feature to convert slide notes into speech. " You can switch between one agent to another. The solution, while easy, isn't obvious. Here's how: First, go through your project and convert the slide notes to speech.

Are You Qualified to Build E-Learning Courses?

Rapid eLearning

In a recent post I made this comment about rapid elearning tools: Rapid elearning played a role in the evolution of elearning mostly because it took course creation out of the hands of a few programmers and placed it into the hands of anyone who wanted to create a course. Someone asked if that’s a good thing to place the tools in the hands of anyone who wanted to create a course. Not necessarily.

The fame monster

Learning with e's

Do we really need measures of online reputation? Can our worth be measured by the amount of Twitter followers we have or by how many +1s we receive on Google+? Klout, Peerindex and other social reputation measuring sites are constantly bombarding web users with statistics about their 'true reach', 'amplification' and 'influence'. It all sounds very grand. But just how accurate is it? billion views.

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.

Vote Now For Best of Elearning! Awards 2012

eFront

It’s that time of year again and polls are now open for The Best of Elearning! 2012 Awards. Now in its 7 th year, Elearning! Magazine allows eLearning professionals to nominate elearning products and services each year.  Conference & Expo in early fall and the Best of Elearning! Day early November, 2012. Category #2: Best Learning Management System (Enterprise-based, behind the firewall).

It is time to simplify

Learning and Working on the Web

The five informal learning methods described in yesterday’s post on Learning in the Workplace have one thing in common. They are all relatively simple. Most of today’s larger companies have a complicated structure. Over time, to enable growth and efficiencies, more processes have been put in place. Unfortunately, training is often not the right solution. It’s time to simplify.

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Nine Training Alternatives to ‘Correct’ and ‘Incorrect’

Mindflash

Imagine a trainer at the front of the room responding to a participant’s comment by saying nothing more than “You’re right!” or “Incorrect.” Imagine this happening over and over again. Even though it seems futile, this is one of the most common types of feedback we use in e-learning courses to respond to user actions and answers. You Have Lots of Options. Real World Consequences. That’s feedback.

Mobile Learning Analyst RJ Jacquez to guest host #TalkTech chat on mLearning, HTML5, and more.

Bottom-Line Performance

We are pleased to announce that our friend and colleague  RJ Jacquez   (@rjacquez) will be guest hosting our weekly #TalkTech chat this Thursday, May 17th at 3 pm EST. RJ is a former Senior Evangelist for Adobe who now spends his time as a Mobile Learning Analyst and consultant. His blog, The m-Learning Revolution Blog , is a highly regarded resource for the latest in mLearning news, trends, and analysis. He also actively shares mLearning information via his Facebook Page. Just use the #TalkTech hashtag to participate. More on this week’s topics: 1. New Trend?

An Amplification of the power of Game-Based Learning in the Corporate World

Mark Oehlert

I read Julie Brink's recent article  on Game-based Learning for the Corporate World , and I just wanted to add to what I think Julie was trying to do - which is promote game0based learning as a viable and powerful option. This post is in no way intended to be snarky or derisive and I'm actually thankful to Julie for getting me off my butt and actually spitting out something on a topic I really believe in. I'm perfectly in line with what I think the goal of this article is.to You bet. Spot on. Couldn't agree more. About 12% are said to be managers already. Games require absolutely no technology.

Mobile Changes Everything?

Clark Quinn

As a prelude to a small webinar I’ll be doing next week (though it also serves to tee up the free Best of mLearnCon   webinar I’ll be doing for the eLearning Guild next week as well, here’re some deliberately provocative thoughts on mobile: According to Tomi Ahonen , mobile is the fastest growing industry ever. But just because everyone has one, what does it mean ?  I think the implications are broader, but here I want to talk specifically about work and learning.  I want to suggest that it has the opportunity to totally upend the organization. mobile strategy

Managing SMEs #3 - Tools and Tips for Gathering SME Content for eLearning & mLearning Development

Developer on Duty

I've done the email thing, the word doc thing, and the spreadsheet thing. What's the right tool for you and your team when it comes to SME information gathering? That’s an interesting question. You have to find the right tools, process and workflow for your team.  . In this article, I will try to give you some tips and tools to gathering SME knowledge and experience. eLearning Strategy

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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.

Why SaaS Can Be Flat-Out Terrible

LearnDash

There are a lot of hype around software-as-a-service (SaaS) these days, and rightfully so, but at times it’s flat-out terrible. Let me clear up one thing: I am a fan of SaaS in most situations. think it is a viable option for smaller business to leverage more expensive programs that were once inaccessible. However, despite the positives to this model, it certainly isn’t perfect. Tweet.

Free Webinar: Clark Quinn on How Mobile Enables Social Learning, May 23

Take an e-Learning Break

Social learning is an increasing part of organizational learning, and mobile learning brings a new dimension to social learning in important ways. What do we need to know to do this well? Find out on May 23 in How Mobile Enables Social Learning with mLearning expert Clark Quinn. Register now for this complimentary webinar. You do not need to be a member of The eLearning Guild to access this event. Check it out: [link

Let Employees Choose Their Own Training Materials

Mindflash

Lots of employees dread company education. They dread it because often we, as educators, don’t create compelling or engaging programs. Nor do we explain the reasoning behind the materials we use in those programs. Sometimes employees feel they’re being force-fed management’s agenda without any apparent connection or value to their day. He is the author of  Fire Up! Follow him on  Twitter.

A beachhead for learning – Learning Conversation with Helen Zwicker, CEO Kiama Community College

Learning Cafe

We talk to Helen Zwicker, the Executive Officer of the Kiama Community College Inc. Kiama Community College Inc is a not-for-profit, volunteer managed, community based Registered Training Organisation. It has been operating since 1986 and is focused on delivering services to its communities along the South Coast of NSW including training, education and learning experiences that offer critical employability skills and contribute to the enrichment of the community, both economically, culturally and socially. Helen, welcome to Learning Conversations. Helen: Thank you. This approach works well.

Accessibility: Why it's Worth It

The Learning Dispatch

Jillian McCarthy has been Production Manager for the E-Learning department at MicroAssist for two years. She develops courses, shapes MicroAssist’s production standards, and oversees projects as they go through sales to production, through quality assurance, and as they’re implemented in Learning Management Systems. When starting new projects, I hear a lot of questions about accessibility.

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.

A Commitment to Growth and Development

Voice of Clarity

Since I started Clarity Consultants 20 years ago, the corporate workplace has undergone many seismic shifts. One of the most significant has been the composition of the workforce. Gone are the days when a person worked for the same employer, moving steadily up the career ladder until retirement. Many of these companies are relying on contingent workers to fill the gaps. Clarity News

Enspire Learning Participates in Community Service Project with the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas

Enspire Learning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. AUSTIN, Texas – May 15, 2012 – On May 18, members of the Enspire team will spend the day volunteering at the Sustainable Food Center (SFC) to help create its new community garden and training facility. The event is organized by the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas and will bring together 550 volunteers from 23 companies. Enspire’s volunteers will shovel, haul, spread, and tamp decomposed granite to lay the foundation for the new teaching pavilion. Company News Austin community service Entrepreneurs Foundation Sustainable Food Center

Managing SMEs #3 - Tools and Tips for Gathering SME Content for eLearning & mLearning Development

Developer on Duty

I've done the email thing, the word doc thing, and the spreadsheet thing. What's the right tool for you and your team when it comes to SME information gathering? That’s an interesting question. You have to find the right tools, process and workflow for your team.  . In this article, I will try to give you some tips and tools to gathering SME knowledge and experience. eLearning Strategy

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