Wed.Jan 16, 2013

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5 Challenges Developing E-Learning as a Revenue Stream

Connect Thinking

With the promise of faster national and global broadband networks comes opportunities for entrepreneurs in the training industry. As an independent e-learning consultant, I’m often asked how to develop e-learning courses as a viable revenue stream for their business - to sell to clients. You can imagine the answer is complex. Analyse your idea. It all sounds like a good idea.

Moving from Linear to Non-linear Courses: 3 Simple Tips

Raptivity

We have all witnessed the recent paradigm shift from linear to non-linear e-learning courses. Well, this means that instructional designers are all on their toes struggling to create non-linear designs. Creating designs that allow learners to explore knowledge through challenges [.].

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Questions about Instructional Design Careers

Experiencing eLearning

Last month, a reader named Jackie asked me a number of thoughtful questions about transitioning from teaching K-12 public school to instructional design. She graciously agreed to let me publish some of her questions and my answers here, since I thought others might be in similar positions and share these questions. Question mark made of puzzle pieces by Horia Varlan, on Flickr. CC-By.

Learning by Creating: Turning Bloom’s on Its Head

Visual Lounge

Guest post by Library Media Specialist, David Phillips. If you attended a university educator prep program, you’ve likely seen Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy. At the bottom of the pyramid, the most basic skill is remembering; built upon that is understanding; then applying, analyzing, evaluating and creating. ” This means they never reach higher-level thinking. Why is this important? Texas.

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The Need to Adapt to the Speed of Change or Die: lessons for L&D from the retail industry

Performance Learning Productivity

Yesterday another great British institution slid into the history books. HMV opened its first retail shop in Oxford Street, London in 1921 with great brouhaha. Composer Edwin Elgar took part in the opening ceremony. Music lovers spent many hours (or weeks) browsing HMV stores, which were part of the only ‘chain’ for music when I first came to England in the early 1970s. think there are. think not.

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What Unintended Messages Do Your Learning Solutions Send?

ATD Learning Technologies

This is where you stop thinking that I'm cool, if you ever did. Here it goes: I read Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People when I was a teenager. Yep, I did, and I'm not too proud to say that it had a profound effect on me, even to this day. The anecdote that I remember most is the one about one of his sons learning to play baseball. Covey and his wife realized that by jumping to defend and shelter him, they were actually feeding his weaknesses, completely unintentionally, by sending the message that he wasn't strong enough to withstand criticism. Click here to read full version

Ask3 + Dan Meyers = the virtue of insufficient information

Visual Lounge

Its so tempting to make learning formulaic. “Train A is travelling east at 40 mph. Train B…” We’ve all done these before. As I watch Dan Meyer’s brilliant TED talk , I’m struck by how naturally students’ questions will flow when they are not given  all the information… in fact, students are not even given the questions. Give it a try!

Drag and drop feature in Raptivity

Raptivity

The drag and drop feature is very unique in Raptivity. The question here is how does one use this drag and drop feature while customizing the interaction models? You can use this feature to quickly rearrange the sequence of questions [.]. rapid learning raptivity Videos drag and drop elearning interactive tool interactive builder

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.

U.S. News & World Report: 2013 Best Online Education Programs

CLO Magazine

Online bachelor's degree programs as well as graduate online degree programs in business, engineering, nursing, education and computer information technology (IT) were ranked. Washington — Jan. 15 U.S. News & World Report has released its second annual rankings edition of the Best Online Education Programs. For the first time, programs administered for distance learners that are 100 percent online will be ranked numerically, just like traditional colleges and graduate schools. There will be no print component to the Best Online Education rankings; U.S. Best Bachelor's Programs 1.

Does Your Training Deliver Bottom-Line Savings?

Kirkpatricks

More and more, training professionals are being asked to show tangible evidence of training value. Are you up to the challenge

Hangout on Implementing Informal Learning this Saturday

Jay Cross

Join me for a Google+ Hangout on Air this Saturday morning at 10:00 am Pacific time. Why isn’t L&D supporting informal learning? Informal learning is important. We need to pay more attention to it but don’t know how. That’s the conclusion of the CLO Business Intelligence Board. The CLOs reported “…there is little knowledge about how exactly to support informal learning.”. On Air.

Getting Started in Mobile Learning

Mindflash

In a recent post , I talked about a new feature in Mindflash that allows you to create training modules that work beautifully on the iPad. This opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for reaching learners with effective and relevant learning opportunities. So now that you know designing mobile learning is possible with Mindflash, the next question is, “How do I get started?”

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.

How well do you know figure skating?

ProProfs

The U.S. Figure Skating Championships come to the CenturyLink Center on Jan. 20 through Jan. Before the skaters hit Omaha's indoor ice, take our quiz to see just how well you know figure skating terms

Google Doodles

Take an e-Learning Break

Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists. Today (Jan 16), the doodle is a game puts you behind the wheel of a “Zamboni" in honor of Frank Zamboni’s 112th birthday. link] Want to learn more about Google Doodles? link] Doodle archive: [link

What Demigod are You?

ProProfs

This is a quiz to see what kind of demigod you are. These are the results: Athena Aphrodite Poseidon Zeus Apollo Ares Hades Demeter

8. The motivation to learn

Onlignment

Another characteristic that will have a big influence on our design is the degree of motivation the target population is likely to have to learn about the topic in question. It is hard to bring about learning without a degree of emotional engagement. Quite simply, when our attention is aroused we remember much more. If you know that learners will be coming to your programme full of enthusiasm, you have the luxury of being able to get straight on with the teaching, without much in the way of preliminaries. Next up :  Of course it’s not that simple. Blog blending

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.

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Trina Rimmer

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ProProfs

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Trina Rimmer

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Measured Learning Quiz- Theory X vs. Theory Y

ProProfs

Measured Learning Quiz- Theory X vs. Theory Y. Questions. Theory X vs. Theory Y. Email. Password. Powered by ProProfs Quiz Maker. Quantcast

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.

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Trina Rimmer

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Helpful Hints When Trouble Shooting: Clearing Your Cache

Developer on Duty

At times when creating courses you will come across issues where all is needed to do is clear your browsers cache. Below are the steps on how to do that for Internet Explore, Chrome, and Safari. Internet Explore: These steps are relatively the same for versions 8 and 9. With your browser open click on the small gear icon on the Right hand side of the window. eLearning Strategy

Are You Riding the Waves or the Ripples? Tracking Learning Trends

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: The Thought/Action Wave and the Brain/Technology Wave are two particular learning principles that enable faster, cheaper and easier learning. The speed at which innovations propel these learning concepts are discussed here. __ I am not a surfer. The closest I can get to do a balancing act is riding a bike. There are instances when I miscalculate, overestimate or misread trends.

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do during an event

Good To Great

Previously I’ve suggested some reasons why you might want to improve your backchannel contributions , and some things you can do before an event to set yourself up for success. Avoiding that feeling of not-quite-keeping-up as you tweet from the conference will be much more achievable if you’ve done the preparation! But while preparation is key, it’s not everything. Tweeting

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.