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The Power of Conversations

Performance Learning Productivity

“we tell ourselves stories in order to live” Haruki Murakami Jerome Bruner (1915- ) is one of the greatest educational psychologists the world has ever produced. He has spent his long lifetime studying learning and the human mind. Still active and in post as a Research Professor at New York University in his 95th year, Bruner has long realised the value of conversations and

14 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 18

Upside Learning

This time we decided to do our homework, pack our bags and take a trip down the school days. Yes, we have covered it all from QR codes in education to replacing smartboards with iPads. And if you are still caught in the traditional school approach, know why integrating technology in classrooms is not just the need for the hour but how can it benefit you. You can dig into our previous lists here. 1.

Check Out Adobe Captivate eLearning Content on the Motorola Xoom Tablet via the Flash Player 10.2 [VIDEO]

mLearning Revolution

This week I am traveling in Orlando, FL. attending our fourth Adobe Learning Summit, and staying the rest of the week for the Learning Solutions 2011 conference. Our Adobe eLearning conference went very well and I’d like to thank everyone who spent their day here with us learning and sharing what they do with our software. for the Motorola Xoom, which runs Honeycomb means to mLearning.

Comparison of Novice and Expert And Why Games Can Help.

Kapp Notes

Looking through my old “Learning and Instruction:Theory into Practice&# book by Margaret Gredler, written in 1997, I came across an interesting comparison of novice vs. expert thinking (page 188). Novice. Knowledge structures are organized around the main phenomena in a domain. Expert. Knowledge structures of experts represent phenomena in the domain in relation to higher-order principles.

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

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LinkedIn reaches 100 million members worldwide

Jane Hart

LinkedIn have just announced they have reached 100 million members worldwide. – and also shared this infographic with key statistics. LinkedIn

What I Like About eLearning

eLearning Weekly

I was never really good in art class growing up. I’d immerse myself in the project of the day and be proud of what I’d made, only to look up at the end and discover that everyone else had glued their macaroni or painted their plate just a little better than I. Maybe elearning is like a collage. Some text here, a photo there. Some images I cut and paste along the edge. like that.

Working Smarter Glossary

Jay Cross

Just out in the April electronic edition of Chief Learning Officer magazine: Unpredictability, volatility, and information glut are the new normal for twenty-first century CLOs. Grappling with blazing-fast change requires a new vocabulary. Here are a few phrases from a CLO survival guide you may find useful. Not ready for final release. Still buggy. Life is perpetual beta. Blink. Boiling the ocean.

Over 45 Free Speech Bubbles to Make Your E-Learning Courses Talk

Rapid eLearning

If you add characters to your elearning courses, odds are that you’re also adding some speech bubbles. PowerPoint comes with the ability to create your own text callouts, but I find that I like to use ones that look more organic than the PowerPoint shapes. I try to create my own. created some speech bubbles for a recent project so I’m making them available for you to use as you wish. Bonus Tips.


Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Is it spoon-feeding or discovery scenario learning?

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: Scenario- based learning should take learners through a journey of discovery ; involving them in the events that take place at various points in your scenarios. It propels learners to think about the choices presented and not merely determining the right or wrong answers. The responses were: •Learners pick the right answer or options. Learners reflect on the choices provided. Conclusion.

Creating a Social Learning Epidemic

CLO Magazine

Now that we have established a viable context of social learning, as provided in my introductory blog, What Do You Mean by Social Learning , let’s explore what it takes to make social learning successful beyond institutionalizing it based on hype, technology or imitation. To be a success, it is imperative that social learning hold to its foundation and ensure that employees have the knowledge and tools needed to do their jobs. This necessitates creating an environment where the workforce can exchange knowledge and acquire skills. And remember the knowledge hoarders and heroes?

eSeminar Now Available: Adding Interactivity to eLearning Courses with Adobe Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Last week we conducted the fourth session in the Adobe Captivate Training series. The session was about Adding Interactivity to eLearning Courses with Adobe Captivate 5. In this training session, we demonstrated how to add various interactive and noninteractive objects to eLearning course and the best practices of using these objects in Adobe Captivate projects. [.]. Conferences and events eLearning Suite Extending Captivate How do I.

At TEDxSPSU – Part Four

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

TEDxSPSU was held on March 12, 2011 at Sir Padampat Singhania University, Udaipur, India, with the theme Order from Chaos. This series of posts are what my TEDx presentation was based on. There are six parts that shall be published sequentially over the next few days. This This is Part Four. What doesn’t help is that we live in one of the most diverse nations in the world. And at any cost.

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

Find out what makes an award-winning project

Spicy Learning

Earlier this year, Saffron and Heathrow Express won a bronze award in the Learning Technology Solution of the Year category at the IT Training Awards 2011. Our submission was a fire awareness e-learning course which demonstrates innovation and excellence, and which has had a very real and positive impact on the organisation. You can find out more about the Heathrow Express fire awareness course by downloading the submission.

Learning Solutions Conference and Expo 2011: Finding the Spectrum of Solutions by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

The Learning Solutions Conference and Expo 2011 opened today in Orlando, Florida, with a record number of participants in attendance. Here’s a quick look, including photos, at the pre-conference events and the opening morning. Future Trends Getting Started Instructional Design Professional Development Serious Games Social Media

More on SMEs – A Compilation of Blogs about Subject Matter Experts

Web Courseworks

As you may already know, I have been writing blogs and articles about how to improve relationships and collaboration with SMEs for some time now. Over the past few years I have gained a lot of insight into keeping the momentum going with your eLearning projects by engaging your SMEs more effectively. With my session [.]. eLearning SME subject matter experts

The Future of Education, Part 2: How We’ll Fix It


Last week, I blogged about two of the broken systems in education - timing and testing - and established some possible roles for technology and game mechanics to improve them. It’s time to get serious about short term ways to improve learning systems for learners of all ages. eLearning Solutions

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.

More on SMEs – A Compilation of Blogs about Subject Matter Experts

Web Courseworks

As you may already know, I have been writing blogs and articles about how to improve relationships and collaboration with SMEs for some time now. Over the past few years I have gained a lot of insight into keeping the momentum going with your eLearning projects by engaging your SMEs more effectively. With my session on micro-collaboration coming up this week at the Learning Solutions Conference & Expo , I thought I would rewind a bit and highlight some of my past posts on subject matter experts. If you have a moment, you can read up and gather a bit on my thought process.