Tue.Nov 06, 2012

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Challenges Facing Trainers Trying to Implement Serious Games

Kapp Notes

Here is a question I was asked the other day and some of my thoughts. What is the greatest challenge still facing trainers trying to successfully implement serious games and simulations to train their workforce? And how do you recommend they meet this challenge? Using Xbox Kinect to learn to direct a plane. Image Courtesy of Designing Digitally. To learn more, check out: Games

The Four Stages of Mobile Maturity

Upside Learning

After posing some questions about what constitutes a mobile learning ecosystem , I’ve continued working towards a model that can describe a mobile learning ecosystem, a task far harder than initially imagined. As has been discussed endlessly on our blog before, the future of learning is mobile. Keeping it simple –. Stage 1 – Infancy. First mobile devices make an entry into the organizations.

Designing Backward and Forward

Clark Quinn

At the recent DevLearn, several of us gathered together in a Junto  to talk about issues we felt were becoming important for our field. Let me try to make that concrete. In my mind, the focus should be on what decisions learners should be making at this point, not what rote things we’re expecting them to do.  If it’s rote, we’re liable to be bad at it. if they’re people).

What is learning’s role?

Learning and Working on the Web

My colleague, Clark Quinn , in Building a Performance Ecosystem   states that the benefits of maximum information for people to get work done, combined with minium barriers to achieve their work goals, are good for the entire organization. “ When they [workers] can get the resources they need and the right people to assist when necessary, the performance benefits are obvious. itashare.

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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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Workday drops the Other Shoe(s): BigData Analytics, Recruiting, and Extensible Objects

Learning on the Leading Edge

Workday, the “built for the cloud” challenger to Oracle and SAP for the $133 billion dollar ERP market, made several major announcements this week. While originally offered as an HRMS, the system now includes a well developed financials module and is rapidly becoming an end-to-end business management platform. Under the covers the product is quite innovative. Workday BigData Analytics.

Training: Audio Editing Basics for eLearning Designers

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Audio Editing Basics for eLearning Designers Date and time: Thursday, 8th November, 2012 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Adding audio to your eLearning courses brings the courses to life. It also leaves you with a lot of real estate space on the screen, as you can get rid of the Onscreen Text [.]. eLearning Suite Extending Captivate How do I. Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Audition Adobe Captivate 6 Audio Editing audition roundtripping Ease of use Rapid Authoring rapid elearning

Workday drops the Other Shoe(s): BigData Analytics, Recruiting, and Extensible Objects

Learning on the Leading Edge

Workday, the “built for the cloud” challenger to Oracle and SAP for the $133 billion dollar ERP market, made several major announcements this week: BigData Analytics, Workday Recruiting, and Extensible Objects. (To get a good understanding of BigData, read our new market brief.). Under the covers the product is quite innovative. Workday BigData Analytics. Let me briefly explain.

Three Ideas for New Learning Experience (LX) Designers


Starting out in any new job is a challenge, but new instructional designers and learning experience (LX) designers have a particular challenge in that they must learn their own role and the tools associated with their job, and they must learn about the business they serve and the learners for which they will design training and learning experiences.  It is quite a challenge. They did.


Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

13th Durham University Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu

Dont Waste Your Time

The Durham University Blackboard Users Conference on January 8/9, 2013 is all about ‘ Make do or Spend? ‘ next year (spelt ‘sp£nd’ – see what they did there?) with the focus clearly on the VLE (or other technologies) and how well we use it in the face of stiff competition for student numbers in the current economic climate. See you in January!

Training: Making the most of Learning Interactions in Adobe Captivate 6

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Making the most of Learning Interactions in Adobe Captivate 6 Date and time: Thursday, 6th December, 2012 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Adobe Captivate 6 allows you to add out-of-the-box learning interactions like accordions, tabs, timeline, process circle, glossary, and many more such exciting interactions. Join Sara Henderson, as she shares some [.]. How do I. Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials Whats new Ease of use eLearning Suite Learning Interactions rapid elearning smart learning interactions

Use ERRORS in making technical eLearning engaging and embedding objectives in error discovery and resolution.

Vignettes Learning

There is an old saying that says "people learn the hard way." There is a lot of truth to that in eLearning design. Behind errors are skill gaps that can cause worker failure and high costs to the company. Errors need to be dissected with the need to apply the method of embedding learning objectives in error discovery. Chunk Content Find out how to chunk and boil down your content. Ray Jimenez, PhD.

Training: Presenter and Captivate: Together at Last!

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Presenter and Captivate: Together at Last! Date and time: Thursday, 15th November, 2012 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: This year, Adobe Captivate 6 and Adobe Presenter 8 were both released. Used individually, they are both great tools for creating eLearning. Together, they are more than the sum of their parts. In fact, [.]. Adobe Presenter eLearning Suite How do I. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" Adobe Captivate 6 Adobe Presenter 8 Ease of use eSeminar rapid elearning

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.

Mischief Managed: What "Harry Potter" Can Teach You About Managing E-Learning Projects

The Learning Dispatch

As I’ve said in previous posts, I strive to relate these articles to everyday life and, in particular, my own life. What’s happening now? My eight-year-old has discovered Harry Potter and wants to see every movie ASAP. Oh, but there’s a catch. Mean Mom (i.e. This got me thinking about young Harry Potter and all the characters that surround him--and what they might teach us about project management.

Joe Sabia – opening keynote at Brainshark #sharkmeet12

Learning Visions

0. 0. 1. Kineo. Normal. 0. false. false. false. EN-US. Joe Sabia – opening keynote at Brainshark #sharkmeet12. Video maker. TED Talk. link]. Joe follows viral culture. What could be transferred to business communications? From the world of viral video? Think about a presentation you’ve given in the past month. Based on the principles Joe is going to talk about, how might you integrate those principles? CDZA – creating videos for this music channel. Keeping people on the edge of their seats…don’t reveal it all at once. Joe starts off and shows us two videos on detecting extra solar planets.

EDUCAUSE 2012 Presenter Profiles: Troy Stein

Visual Lounge

Meet Troy Stein. Troy is a Solutions Architect right here at TechSmith. As part of the EDU team, Troy works with educators to refine the existing teaching methods and build new tools to help teachers help their students. Little Knowledge is a Creative Thing. TechSmith products have been making the grade in K-12—helping teachers flip their classrooms and integrate technology into their teaching.

Sexual Harassment Training: A Guide To California AB 1825 Compliance


What is AB 1825 and who needs to comply with it? In 2004, California mandated that all persons in a management position supervising more than 50 employees be required to take a sexual harassment course (AB-1825) to provide training in proper workplace behavior. Governor Schwarzenegger signed this law in effect as a preventative measure to guard against harassment in the workplace.

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.

We Host Our First Game For Change This Friday… and It’s “Sold Out”

Bottom-Line Performance

We are passionate about game based learning at BLP. We’ve read the research – and conducted some of our own – and seen both with client projects and the case studies of others that it is a powerful tool for learning. We even launched Knowledge Guru , our very own learning game engine, at DevLearn last week in Las Vegas. 140 game players have already signed up! And a purpose.

OpenSesame Announces New Hires in Product Development & Customer Support


Today, we are proud to announce that we have made three major new hires to continue expanding our product development and customer support teams. Dave Depper, Edward Irby and Alexandra Hernandez will join the OpenSesame team to focus on improving site usability, expanding the functionality of the OpenSesame API and providing excellent customer service. Press Releases

Changing the Personal Technology Infrastructure

In the Middle of the Curve

If you have been following me for any length of time, you know that I am not much of an early adopter. This time is a bit different. Part of it is timing. My MacBook Pro has essentially melted from the bottom up. Battery - toast. DVD player - doesn't play AND requires me to dig in the slot to yank out any disk I put in there. Keyboard - unreliable. Trackpad - trashed. Even the USB mouse doesn't work reliably anymore. When I thought about what I actually do with my personal computer these days - I realize it boiled down to surf the net, do some writing, and charge the iPods.

Vote for…Better Courses!

E-learning Uncovered

I’m sitting in my office right now, working on an e-learning course with Election Day coverage on the TV. This got me thinking about how great our country is. We get the option to have our voice heard and our vote counted, which many find inspiring and motivating. What if we did the same thing in our e-learning courses? According to a session I attended at Learning 2012, The Learner’s Evolution , that’s a great way to capture the interest of our audience. Giving people the ability to make decisions and choose their path through a course keeps them engaged. Who’s with me?

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.

Streaming Video in eLearning - Pros and Cons

Developer on Duty

When adding a video to your course, you must first decide if you want the video to be stored in the course content, contained in the course package itself, or use a streaming video service. Streaming video is for videos that have been placed on a streaming server. The reason for doing this is to limit the amount of lag time on the video. With streaming video the server does most of the work, so the delay is minimal. Whereas with non-streaming the video has to buffer before it plays. There are many benefits to both, but for the time being, lets look at how to set up a Streaming Video Page.

Making E-Learning Stick: A Q&A with Barbara Carnes

ATD Learning Technologies

A new book from ASTD Press, Making E-Learning Stick , shows instructional designers new and easy-to-implement ways to increase transfer in both asynchronous e-learning and live, virtual training. recently chatted with author Barbara Carnes about the new books. Here’s what she had to say. Click here to read full version

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Jay Cross

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