Wed.Aug 17, 2011

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Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

Today, I’m going to adopt a contrarian view. We all know social networks promote learning; while the mechanisms aren’t documented or well-understood, that it works isn’t in doubt anymore. But we must ask, are the ‘social media/networking systems’ out there promoting this learning? Or does it happen in spite of these systems? Has your organization implemented a social networking platform?

The 5 Minute Guide To Getting a Job in Social Media

Mindflash

As more and more companies begin to offer employment opportunities in the social media world, many of us are trying to figure out how to get a foot in the door. If you want to get into this field but your efforts have proved fruitless, look no further. This unofficial guide will set you on the straight path to employment. click image to enlarge).

Using Custom Progress Bars in Lectora

Integrated Learnings

By Joseph Suarez. You are here.”. Don’t you love when a map tells you that? Knowing exactly where you are can help you decide where to go and what to do next. Lectora’s progress bars are like a “You are here” marker for eLearning courses, providing visual feedback to users about their progress. The three types of Progress Bars in Lectora are Timer, Table of Contents, and Custom. Timer. Custom.

Resources from Training 3.0 Presentation

Kapp Notes

Here are my slides from my Gadgets, Games and Google for Learning: How to Leverage the Latest Technologies for Learning and Performance Improvement. Given as part of the Training 3.0 pre-conference workshops. It was a great group with wonderful activity in the chat. Gadgets, Games and Google for Learning. View more presentations from Karl Kapp. Technology as a Scapegoat.

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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PowerPoint 2010: Create a New Color Palette

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. Do you create a lot of presentations that use the same colors? Are you tired of having to go into old presentations to grab the colors? Creating a custom color palette is just the solution. From the Design tab, choose Themes > Colors > Create New Theme Colors. The Create New Theme Colors dialog box will open. The color application will appear in the Sample image to the right.

The State of Digital Education

OpenSesame

With thanks to the great folks at Knewton  for making it possible to share their excellent infographic on the state - and future - of elearning and digital education. Infographics

OSHA Heat Safety Tool - Available for Android OS. Others coming soon

Take an e-Learning Break

Living in Houston, the heat index is always a concern - especially for those who work outdoors. The OSHA Heat Safety Tool allows workers and supervisors to calculate the. heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers. You can get reminders about the protective measures. illness. Check it out: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.erg.heatindex&feature=search_result.

Igniting Learning with a Story: Compliment – Can’t a person compliment a woman anymore?!

Vignettes Learning

We continue to create Vignettes – short, succinct, micro-scenarios – to help you with an example on how you can use stories to ignite and provoke learners to interact and learn. The Vignette “Compliment” revolves around officemates, Roxanne and Tim. Roxanne has been , oftentimes, uncomfortable to the point of feeling violated whenever Tim compliments her. When is a compliment not just a compliment?

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.

Travels, travails, & thought

Clark Quinn

In case you’ve been wondering about my relative paucity of posting, let me confess that I’ve been on the road almost non-stop for months. While it’s good, it’s also exhausting, and has really hampered my ability to do other than the associated work. And more time at home in-between. On the way, I lost my new leather iPad cover when I left the iPad on the plane (got the iPad back, sans the cover ?!?!? On the other hand, I was able to resurrect a favorite rolling briefcase, got in a few surfs (so nice to find I can still do it!), And the time with family was fabulous.

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The State of Digital Education

Jane Hart

Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

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Online College Classes Gaining Traction

eLearning 3.0

With unemployment figures remaining stagnant at 9.1 percent and not showing signs of budging, people are considering alternative approaches to improve their ability to get a job. Education seems to be a major factor in the hiring process and has been sited as a common reason that can make or break a person’s candidacy for a position. This has led to a boom in the education industry and has created new markets in the world of online education. People are increasing the ways in which they interact with technology and the same seems to be the case for education.

Writing & Grammar: How Would you Format a Numbered List?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby. Last week I asked readers to tell us how they format a numbered list. received several responses. Here is a sampling:  Kris Westrum explains the rational behind treating numbered lists differently in text versus in list form: I never use parentheses around numbers in vertical numbered lists because the numbers stand out so nicely. But I always use them in lists in sentence form in order to set them off from surrounding text and punctuation.   Linda Craig adds to that the important point that treatment of lists should be consistent:  I use the following. 1.

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.

Online College Classes Gaining Traction

eLearning 3.0

With unemployment figures remaining stagnant at 9.1 percent and not showing signs of budging, people are considering alternative approaches to improve their ability to get a job. Education seems to be a major factor in the hiring process and has been sited as a common reason that can make or break a person’s candidacy for a position. This has led to a boom in the education industry and has created new markets in the world of online education. People are increasing the ways in which they interact with technology and the same seems to be the case for education.

Adobe Captivate: Closed Captions for the Slide Videos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

This nifty article will show you how to add closed captions to slide videos instead of just to slides containing audio. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate

We’ve Joined eLearning Learning!

E-learning Uncovered

Thanks to Tony Karrer for welcoming us to the eLearning Learning community, which is also home to some of our favorite blogs, including…. Cammy Bean’s Learning Visions. Karl Kapp’s  Kapp Notes. Christy Tucker’s Experiencing E-Learning. Dan Pontefract’s trainingwreck. Sahana Chattopadhyay’s ID and Other Reflections. …and many others. The eLearning Learning website has just gotten a facelift, as well, so be sure to check it out if you haven’t been there recently! The new badge you will always see on the right sidebar will take you there

We’ve Joined eLearning Learning!

E-learning Uncovered

Thanks to Tony Karrer for welcoming us to the eLearning Learning community! eLearning Learning is also home to some of our favorite blogs, including…. Cammy Bean’s Learning Visions. Karl Kapp’s  Kapp Notes. Christy Tucker’s Experiencing E-Learning. Dan Pontefract’s trainingwreck. Sahana Chattopadhyay’s ID and Other Reflections. …and many others. The eLearning Learning website has just gotten a facelift, as well, so be sure to check it out if you haven’t been there recently! The new badge you will always see on the right sidebar will take you there.

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.