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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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New Hire Practices

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet I know that there are no “best practices&# in new hire development, also known as onboarding, as each organization is unique and often rather complex. Unemployed Girl by Kazimir Malevich (1904). Reference :  Onboarding bookmarks on Diigo. Here are some of the key themes that I found about onboarding programs across many organizations. Communities Performance Improvement Work

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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. 

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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Designing Text-based Information

The eLearning Coach

A half dozen principles for designing text for learning. Post from: The eLearning Coach Designing Text-based Information. GRAPHICS MEDIA

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. 1. 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. 2. 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. 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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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.

The Advantages of an Online MBA Program

eLearning 3.0

In a struggling economy, finding a good job is more difficult than ever. More and more qualified applicants apply for the dwindling number of lucrative positions, which means you need every possible advantage you can find to stand out above the crowd and find a good position. While a Bachelor’s Degree is practically mandatory, a Master’s Degree greatly improves your employment opportunities. The problem is finding the time to pursue a degree after you’re already working. That’s where an online MBA program is so helpful. Enter the world of eLearning.

From E-Learning To We-Learning: National Workshop Series – Join Us!

Learning on the Leading Edge

I"m very excited to announce that starting in a few weeks our analysts will be going on a roadshow around the country to present our latest research and best-practices on social and informal learning. This workshop, sponsored by Skillsoft, is an in-depth half-day discussion of best-practices in the exciting new world of corporate social learning. This workshop (which is free, thanks to Skillsoft), will be a half-day event designed for training professionals and executives. Of course the workshops themselves will be "social" as well! look forward to seeing you there

The Advantages of an Online MBA Program

eLearning 3.0

In a struggling economy, finding a good job is more difficult than ever. More and more qualified applicants apply for the dwindling number of lucrative positions, which means you need every possible advantage you can find to stand out above the crowd and find a good position. While a Bachelor’s Degree is practically mandatory, a Master’s Degree greatly improves your employment opportunities. The problem is finding the time to pursue a degree after you’re already working. That’s where an online MBA program is so helpful. Enter the world of eLearning.

Where's the Big Cat Trail going in 2012?

The Learning Generalist

A bit early to speak of this, but I do have some tentative plans. The map below is indicative of my planned Summer 2012 trail. Now obviously, I can't do this by myself and I'll perhaps hold on for sometime to find people who want to join in. For now my plans are to do the first three destinations over weekends preceding the actual trail - so hopefully those should be easy ones for folks to join me on. More about this in a few months. View Big Cat Trail 2012 in a larger map © Sumeet Moghe, 2009. fb bigcattrail

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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.

From E-Learning To We-Learning: National Workshop Series – Join Us!

Learning on the Leading Edge

I"m very excited to announce that starting in a few weeks our analysts will be going on a roadshow around the country to present our latest research and best-practices on social and informal learning. This workshop, sponsored by Skillsoft, is an in-depth half-day discussion of best-practices in the exciting new world of corporate social learning. This workshop (which is free, thanks to Skillsoft), will be a half-day event designed for training professionals and executives. Of course the workshops themselves will be "social" as well! look forward to seeing you there

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? 

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. 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

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.

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-25

Jane Hart

Tweet. 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!