Wed.May 25, 2011

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To Improve Learner Retention, Focus on the Dynamics of Forgetting

Social Learning

When we talk about learning, the concept of retention is almost always an integral part of the discussion. For example, we frequently talk about how and when to present information to optimize retention. In fact, retention is almost synonymous with learning. And, no discussion about retention can be complete without also discussing its opposite: forgetting.

Adobe Acrobat X: Filling in Online Forms

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Barb Binder  In a perfect world, everyone would not only own, but also know how to use, Adobe Acrobat X Professional. And if they did, they would only post online forms with fields that were enabled for typing. Sadly, that's not currently our world. Or at least it's not mine. But if a PDF isn't set up to add data, what can be done? That's the good news.

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Strategies for Optimal SME Engagement

Integrated Learnings

By Dean Hawkinson. As we all know, subject matter experts (or as we like to call them “SMEs”) are key to what we do as instructional designers or performance consultants. We rely on them to provide insight into our project and to validate what we are writing or creating. While we would like to believe that all of our SMEs are thoroughly engaged from the beginning and are responsive to our requests 100% of the time, we all have stories of when this was just not the case. Below are these barriers and some of the strategies that we came up with. Barrier 1 – Lack of commitment/accountability.

PowerPoint 2010: Working With Guides

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. For some PowerPoint projects you may find that you would like to line up elements in a certain way and that having guides on the slide would be useful. In the steps that follow I will show you how to make guides visible, and (because there is only one horizontal and one vertical guide that intersect in the center by default) how to add extra guide lines. The Ruler will help with this. 

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5.1 Reasons How and Why to Build Learning with Social Media

Wonderful Brain

Using social media (SM) to prepare material for instructional design, courseware and webinars and such is the flip side of the same coin that encourages social media as intake media. We read a lot about using SM to learn, but how about to build? Here are 5.1 reasons to build learning via SM. A Social Collective. People learn best in a social context and are self-directed, particularly when focused on a specific task. Therefore: Use small groups within the larger cohort to decide which content they should tackle and how to share their results. Information for All on Demand.

Big Cat Trail: Amazing Gir

ID Reflections

Sumeet and I headed toward Gir in Junagadh after our Kanha trip. The contrast between the two forests couldn't have been more shocking, and I am not referring to the fauna here. Let me explain a bit. I have experienced Kanha in November, when it is still lush from the monsoon showers. The subsequent dry months hadn't yet been able to banish the green. After this, Gir came as a shock. Miles of it.

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An Aptitude for Optimism

CLO Magazine

We’re entering an era of unprecedented opportunity. The economy added 244,000 jobs in April, and according to the second quarter Kauffman Economic Outlook survey, 70 percent of respondents see hope for one key factor during the next three years: employment growth. Even though the Economic Policy Institute states that at this rate of job growth it will take until the fall of 2016 for unemployment to come back down to where it was before the recession, members of Gen Y have their chins up and are remaining more positive than employees overall. Pepsi partnered with MTV to encourage U.S.

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What a designer needs to be able to do…

Coffee and Design

I enjoyed browsing AECT’s newest publication The Journal of Applied Instructional Design , especially the article In Search of the Secret Handshakes of ID by Ellen Wagner. It starts off with a quote from Cammy Bean’s blog post Describing What You Do: Instructional Design : You’re at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. What do you say?

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G-Cube Celebrates “Summer Fest”

G-Cube

With summer sneaking in on us & the mercury soaring outside, G-Cube was abuzz with colors and a splash of imagination on Friday, May 20th. Men and women walked around in printed summer clothes with flowers pinned in their hair, beach shirts, bermudas and hats. This was not a regular day. G-Cubians were ready to beat the heat and with style. It seemed like a day in Hawaii with work as usual. Big coconut trees greeted everyone at the entrance with blue tranquil sea wave cut outs in the background. Big smiling suns were pasted on walls to bring the summer indoors. Powered By DT Author Box.

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Are Other People's Graphics Better Than Yours? Here's What to Do About It. by Mark Simon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Are you an “occasional” graphic artist? Would you like to produce better-looking graphics for your eLearning? Here are some solid ideas that will help you advance your skills! Design Strategies Getting Started Graphics

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-25

Jane Hart

Tweet. 5 Unique Uses of Twitter in the Classroom [link] #. RT @ mor_trisha : Social software will be the new electricity powering the enterprise. #. RT @ briansolis Digital Darwinism is the evolution of consumer behavior when society & technology evolve faster than you [link] #. Working Smarter in the Enterprise by @ jaycross [link] #. RT @ vellest : A World Without Facebook – Infographic [link] #. The pull of narrative – in search of persistent context, fm John Hagel [link] #. Workplace learning professionals on Twitter: add your name to the list [link] #. The C4LPT Daily is out!