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PowerPoint 2010: Perfecting the Motion Path

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. Using motion paths in PowerPoint is fun, but also kind of complicated. Probably the most complicated aspect of using motion paths is continuing the motion from slide-to-slide. Does this scenario sound familiar? You want an image on your slide to move using a custom motion path. On the next slide you want the image to move from where it ended on the previous slide to a new location.

Mobile Learning In The Workplace – Survey

Upside Learning

Mobile technology, having seeped into popular culture, is now finding widespread acceptance as a training and learning device in the workplace as well. If not already adopted, mobile learning is now certainly featuring in most strategy discussions within L&D teams in large and small enterprises. To get a FREE copy of this report, participate in the survey now.

How Star Wars Characters Could Have Benefited From Online Training

Mindflash

Each beloved character in Star Wars has made mistakes, some of which have cost the life of many a rebel. But had they access to the Internet and its numerous online training programs, many of their problems could have been easily resolved. Let’s examine some characters and see how online training could have helped them fare better in their far away galaxy. Click image to enlarge ).

Learning Professionals – Do you need to tweak your pipes?

Learning Cafe

Learning Cuppa from the UK. In my last post I talked about the Institute of IT Training (IITT) becoming the Learning & Performance Institute (LPI). The big announcement came at Learning Live last week; you can find a great round up of the event by @martincouzins on trainingzone. Now the dust has settled we can take a quick look at the key messages and I’ve also had chance to catch up with @NiallGavinUK , an LPI member since 1996, for his view of the change. Before we look at some of the things I’ve taken from last week, I wanted to reflect on my newest learning experience.

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Key social learning resources: part 3

Jane Hart

This article first appeared on Training Zone on 19 September. This is the third part of my four-part series curating key social learning resources for TrainingZone’s social learning month. The first piece this week comes from Charles Jennings, who looks at why the real power of e-learning is social. In this post, built on a recent webinar he delivered, Charles first provides some history about e-learning and then goes on to identify the changes needed as we think about learning in the 21st century. It occurs in the workplace, in bits-and-pieces. But outcomes are likely to be better. link].

Backchannels – what’s all the fuss, anyway?

Integrated Learnings

By Dean Hawkinson. I recently attended the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) conference in Orlando, Florida. While there, I engaged in a practice I had never before used known as a backchannel, via the well known micro blogging tool Twitter. Before we define what a backchannel is, we need to define a couple other terms as a foundation for the discussion. Microblogging – Wikipedia states that microblogs "allow users to exchange small elements of content such as short sentences, individual images, or video links.” But guess what? How It Works. Positives. Challenges.

DEMOFEST - Feedback From Your Trusted Colleagues in eLearning

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

DEMOFEST is the BEST place for you to get peer feedback by showcasing your work at DevLearn. You are not going to get this kind of feedback anywhere else. You might be afraid because you think you're work is not cutting-edge. But I think you will be surprised at how ahead of the curve you probably already are. It's true. Don't get me wrong. This is where you get to see REAL eLearning in action.

The Effectiveness of Learning – Design by Respect

Learning Cafe

This post follows on from The Effectiveness of Learning – A case to bury “TNA” One of the important issues that tends to get lost by developers in the excitement of creating e-learning content is some reflection on the design from a user (learner) perspective. We hear and read about “user directed learning” and “learner centric content” with the intention of developing material the learner can relate to, feel comfortable with and interact with to achieve their learning needs. In many cases the result is good. Consider the learning environment. It can make a big difference.

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The 1 Minute Resume

Coffee and Design

Recently I was consulting with a close friend who is applying for a new job. My initial thoughts about his resume were good. He got right to the meat and potatoes by describing his related work experience. From what I could see there wasn’t any fluff… but then again, my knowledge is limited about his background and the job he was applying for. Nothing more. Nothing less.

The New and the Troublesome: Suggestions for the LCBQ Hot List in 2011-2012

Social Learning

Tony Karrer is taking a break from the Learning Circuits blog big question of the month (#LCBQ). Good for you, Tony! There’s alot to be said for stepping off the merry-go-round for awhile to let your stomach settle or even to enjoy a different ride. ” It’s a good question, and I am happy to share my thoughts. Issues. How can we globalize learning without sacrificing relevance?

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G-Cube sets up Ministry of Fun

G-Cube

Why do we say ‘Thank God it’s Friday’? Are associates waiting to go home and enjoy the next couple of days? Well not at G-Cube!! Here, we celebrate on Fridays and not because the weekend is near but because we celebrate TGIF , a fun filled event with lots of games, pranks and unadulterated doses of laughter! At G-Cube, we created a specially elected ‘Ministry of Fun’ which comprises of a handful of very energetic and creative pranksters. Every month, the ministry meets with Human Resource representatives and brainstorms on some fun concepts. What an event and what a stress buster! Fun at GCS

Learning Professionals – Do you need to tweak your pipes?

Learning Cafe

Learning Cuppa from the UK. In my last post I talked about the Institute of IT Training (IITT) becoming the Learning & Performance Institute (LPI). The big announcement came at Learning Live last week; you can find a great round up of the event by @martincouzins on trainingzone. Now the dust has settled we can take a quick look at the key messages and I’ve also had chance to catch up with @NiallGavinUK , an LPI member since 1996, for his view of the change. Before we look at some of the things I’ve taken from last week, I wanted to reflect on my newest learning experience. Tweet.

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The Effectiveness of Learning – Design by Respect

Learning Cafe

This post follows on from The Effectiveness of Learning – A case to bury “TNA” One of the important issues that tends to get lost by developers in the excitement of creating e-learning content is some reflection on the design from a user (learner) perspective. We hear and read about “user directed learning” and “learner centric content” with the intention of developing material the learner can relate to, feel comfortable with and interact with to achieve their learning needs. In many cases the result is good. Consider the learning environment. It can make a big difference.

New course: Choosing and implementing a LMS

e-Learning Academy

The Connect Thinking E-Learning Academy has launched it’s 5th online course: Choosing and Implementing a LMS. Description: This course will help you to ensure that implementing a LMS into your organisation is the right thing to do. It will also enable you to develop strategies to help mitigate four common risks to LMS implementation: Requirements [.]. Announcement Learning Management Systems

Lessons From Netflix’s Difficult Transition

CLO Magazine

As most consumers heard this week, the popular Internet-based movie and television program rental company Netflix has decided to split its DVD-delivery service into another company called Qwikster. The news came in the form of an apology email to subscribers from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and was quickly met with outrage from subscribers and no shortage of jeers and derision from various media outlets. All of this comes at the end of a particularly bad summer for Netflix. Its first move in July was to separate billing for the content it streams over the Internet from that for DVD rentals.

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.

You want creative website copy…really? (Part I)

Vignettes Learning

Since I moved into our agency’s interactive department almost a year ago, I’ve noticed something surprising. B2B companies are very unconformable with creativity…especially when it comes to their website. Ironically, creativity is the #1 quality marketers seek from an agency when they hire them, but they rarely approve the creative ideas. I guess the client/agency [.]. content Creative Interactive