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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.

Feeling Creatively Blocked? Try Consciously Procrastinating

Trina Rimmer

I've never been shy about my love/hate relationship with the corporate training video. Most suffer from a serious lack of authenticity and all but the rarest few come across as contrived, over-wrought, or  just plain silly (case in point: " Grill Skills "). Instead, the client requested that I write a scripted video with actors, a task I've undertaken dozens of times before.

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How Star Wars Characters Could Have Benefited From Online Training


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 ).

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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“I Paid More!” – Dealing with Preferential Treatment

Vignettes Learning

This weekly goal to create short, captivating and provocative vignettes is our answer to the challenge of providing you with a focused and effective learning approach and experience shared between learning professionals and learners, alike. Better still – it’s free for you to use. Let’s take a look at this week’s vignette, “I Paid More!”. Click here to view “I Paid More!”

Management Development and Demographic Trends

Enspire Learning

Good managers are hard to find, and getting harder. Global demographic trends are increasingly causing scarcity of management talent. This is not a new claim, but recently I looked for actual data to support it claim and for a good way to display the data. Thanks to the United Nations Department of Social Affairs I was able to get growth rates for different age cohorts in basically any country.

Amazon Kindle. Now Live at your Library


The hoped for program between public libraries and Amazon to deliver books free to your Kindle device or app is now live in beta ( read more via mashable ). Apparently there are 11,000 libraries across the USA already participating! just downloaded a book Acts of Malice by Perri O'Shaughnessy for a 21 day check out at no charge from the Hennepin County Library (Minneapolis)! from Amazon.

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. 1. 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].

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.

Backchannels – what’s all the fuss, anyway?

Integrated Learnings

By Dean Hawkinson. 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. Twitter, for example, limits your “tweets” (as comments in Twitter are called) to a maximum of 140 characters. But guess what? In this day and age, you can even use devices such as smartphones and tablets to microblog.

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. 

Learn to Code


It's been a while since I have added a new learning site to my Engineering Learning Portal  (software engineering section), but Codecademy deserves the mention. This site is great at teaching one the basics of coding, including javascript. Worth a visit. The courses are free. It's Fall, time to head back to school via the web and learn something new!  archive Elearning

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 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?

Cooperation and networks at Innotribe

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Stowe Boyd & I are opening the presentation on corporate culture this morning, here in Toronto at Sibos. We will be looking at how organizational framework and models have changed. Stowe will talk about the architecture of cooperation : The new architecture of work is now emerging, after decades of transition. White collar work became knowledge work which has now become creative work.

G-Cube sets up Ministry of Fun


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

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.

Visit Lectora eLearning at Enterprise Learning! Conference

Everything E-Learning

Come see the latest for Lectora, the world's leading eLearning authoring software September 27-29th at the 2011 Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo

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.

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. guess the client/agency [.]. content Creative Interactive

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.