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Using Fantasy in Instructional #Games

Kapp Notes

I am often asked if an instructional or training game should be “realistic” or can the game have “fantasy” elements and still be an effective learning tool. It turns out that there are several valid and research-based reasons for including fantasy as a key element in the design of games to help people learn. There are both cognitive and emotional reasons for evoking fantasy.

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#Mobile #Moodle plugins available for download

Ignatia Webs

Great news for all of us Moodle users. Carlos Kiyan and many other contributors have released their plugins for mobile Moodle to the plugins repository. These two plugins started as one of the earliest Mobile Moodle projects (back in 2010: Moodle4iPhone ). The two new themes can be downloaded and applied to your Moodle site (they support Moodle 2.4 devices.

7 Myths in the Online Classroom

Dont Waste Your Time

Photo credit: Lincolnian (Brian) via Photopin / CC. Online learning, or distance learning, or eLearning (or even e-learning) has been around now in various guises for quite some time. This article from eLearn Magazine “7 Student Myths of the Online Classroom” highlights some of the more popular myths surrounding the student’s perspective of online learning. Don’t be silly.

Adobe Captivate 6: Instant Answer Feedback

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Lori Smith  Adding a quiz to an eLearning lesson gives you the ability to assess a learner's comprehension. Certainly tracking comprehension and pass/fail rates is important for anyone designing a course. However, quizzes can often be stressful to the learner. treat quizzes as an opportunity for me to communicate with my learner.   Me: "Hey Bob."

Get an Exclusive Articulate Storyline Game Show Template from eLearning Brothers

Download one of the most popular game templates from eLearning Brothers with a look and feel exclusively made for eLearning Learning subscribers! eLearning Brothers creates awesome templates and assets to help you look like an eLearning Rockstar!

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This Week on #TalkTech: Cisco and Social Learning, Simplifying #mLearning and Fantasy Elements in Learning Games

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.  We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We discuss three topics a week and the chat lasts around 30 minutes. We’re shaking things up in 2013 here at #TalkTech! If you are interested in being a guest curator for TalkTech, let me know!

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Survey: Less Than a Quarter of Workers Prefer to Work on Teams

CLO Magazine

Most workers say teams serve an important function in the workplace, but less than a quarter actually prefer to work on teams, according to a recent survey. Phoenix — Jan. 16 A recent University of Phoenix national survey found that 95 percent of those who have ever worked on a team say teams serve an important function in the workplace, but less than a quarter (24 percent) prefer to work on teams. Furthermore, 36 percent of younger workers — those aged 18-24 — who recognize a team's importance in the workplace would prefer to work alone all of the time.

Product Review: Knoodle

eLearning 24-7

Everyone loves to receive gifts. Whether it is a result of a wedding, anniversary, baby, birthday, holidays or whatever – it can be a fun and exciting time. Especially when it is wrapped all nice and neat. I’ll admit, my gifts are either in a bag, wrapped in newspaper or just handed to people. But, hey that’s me. But for others, they take the time to put a bow on it. gift card?

Zooming: the often misunderstood half-holy grail of screencast quality

Visual Lounge

“Zooming” is one of the things that many, many Camtasia users–ourselves included–want to do with their screen recording, and rightly so. It allows us to record everything to show context, but then get in close to show details (kind of the best of both worlds). unreadable text and fuzzy details). Can’t see the video or want to see it in full quality?

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.

Lectora Resource Roundup

Integrated Learnings

By Joseph Suarez. We use Lectora a good bit for eLearning development. As with any tool, it’s always helpful to see tips and tricks from others that you can add to your own projects. If you're working with Lectora and need some assistance, here’s a list of helpful resources available online. Official Resources from Trivantis. Lectora University : Trivantis’s own collection of helpful resources including recordings of all past “Inspiration Wednesdays” webinars and downloadable course examples. Lectora Community Forum : A great place to ask questions and find answers to Lectora related questions.

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

It has been good to see the varied interest in the 10 Tools Challenge both on my blog and Twitter as well as on other social channels – so here are a few updates. 1 – In response to a number of requests I’m now collating the blogs of those who are taking part as an update on the introductory blog post  - so that the posts can be shared more widely. OFFICE TOOLS. Document tools.

Northern Lights Alerts & Monitoring via the Nexus 10: Jan 17/18


Ever wondered how to know whether it's worth going Northern Lights watching on a particular night? With a few free web apps, the process is quite easy. The screenshots included in this post are from my Nexus-10, but the same apps and services are also available via the iPad and iPhone. Your first task is to sign up for a free email alert from the University of Alaska. Click to maximize.

Talking visual communication with Dan Roam, Episode 25 of the Forge

Visual Lounge

We spoke with Dan Roam, author of Back of the Napkin and Blah, Blah, Blah. Dan talked about using visuals and creating a visual language to engage your audience. Here’s the recorded video of today’s episode or watch on YouTube. See Dan’s presentation about health care here. Bill Hamilton, President of TechSmith, History of Snagit . Mel Aclaro, Professional Screencaster.

Customer Training Completion Rates

Curious to learn how different factors in your training courses may affect completion rates? We crunched the numbers to help you set goals for course completion and build your content strategy. Download the study to learn what kind of content keeps learners engaged, how long courses should be, and more.

9. Of course it’s not that simple


In the last two posts I’ve concentrated on the two characteristics that seem to have the biggest impact on your design – prior learning and the motivation to learn – but learners are more complex than that. You’ll want to find out as much information about your target population as you can; for example: The learner’s hopes and fears, particularly what is likely to be pre-occupying their thoughts. Cultural differences, from country to country and organisation to organisation, in the way that formal learning is carried out. Computer literacy. The degree and nature of any disabilities.

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do after an event

Good To Great

A conference can be a fairly exhausting experience, and if you’ve been preparing for days and then  tweeting throughout it’s perfectly understandable that, on leaving the venue, you want to switch off and spend some time away from the backchannel. But to be a really valuable contributor, you need to switch back on and engage again before too long. Say thank you. Deliver on promises.

SAS Chapter 5


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Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do after an event

Good To Great

A conference can be a fairly exhausting experience, and if you’ve been preparing for days and then  tweeting throughout it’s perfectly understandable that, on leaving the venue, you want to switch off and spend some time away from the backchannel. But to be a really valuable contributor, you need to switch back on and engage again before too long. Say thank you. Deliver on promises.

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.

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year to all my clients, followers and readers. hope 2013 brings everything you want and need. My thanks are due to Bob Little for my inclusion in his list of 2012 " e- learning movers and shakers ". My book, Delivering E-Learning is still available

APUSH Quarterly Ch 8-11 (2nd Quarter)


Create a quiz using full-featured, free quiz maker for work, school or fun. Share online on facebook, blogs, websites & more

Growing faster than Facebook


Was 2012 the Year of the MOOC? That’s the title of an article from the New York Times in November , but if that’s the case, what are we going to call 2013? And is MOOC pioneer Andrew Ng right that it’s “growing faster than Facebook”? MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses, which already seem like such an obvious development one wonders why they haven’t been around for much longer.



Q.1), I should look for problems when I do house checks. A. True. B. False. Q.2), Room inspections should be done daily. A. True. B. False. Q.3), Resident visitors should visit out front if the ICR room is booked. A. True. B. False

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.

Why Prototype?

E-learning Uncovered

In my last post , I shared some tips for creating templates – namely about how to save time. Prototyping your courseware can do the same thing for you, especially when you’re working on a new course or overhauling an old course. prototype is a small sample of coursework you develop from beginning to end. Below are some other benefits to prototyping. Note: for a more in-depth list (and better writing!), check out Desirée and Diane’s book From Concept to Execution. Prototyping: Can save re-work. Ask me how I know!). Can help streamline the project. Can help with development estimates.



When viewing onion cells under a microscope, a few drops of a certain solution are added to stain the cells and show these cells more clearly. Select the correct solution that you should use from the list below

Keep Tuition Assistance Costs in Check

CLO Magazine

Rapidly rising tuition costs are putting a burden on employers and employees. Here are some ways companies can reduce program costs while maintaining the investment. Tuition costs in the U.S. continue to rise on an annual basis, making it increasingly more expensive for employers to offer tuition assistance programs aimed at developing their workforce. recent report by the College Board found that tuition and fees at public four-year institutions increased 4.2 percent from 2011-2012. Part-time students, such as working adults, are equally affected by these rising costs. Costs will vary.

Which is better? Xbox 360 or PS3


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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.