Tue.Nov 20, 2012

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Video games as Good Teachers

Kapp Notes

It is obvious that games are immensely popular, what is less obvious is that they are also powerful teachers who have been “schooling” a generation for the past 30 years. Learning is most effective when the learner has an achievable, well-defined goal. With a goal, you are “willing to be corrected for your mistakes and accept ‘try this, do that’ advice in order to achieve your success [50].” Games are filled with goals. Reach the final level, defeat this creature, find the treasure, save the princess, beat your previous time, defeat the computer opponent, defeat your human opponent. 2001).

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Insights: Formal courses are not dead, just different

Clive on Learning

This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The third of the ten 'insights' in the report is that ‘formal courses are not dead, just different'. Formal courses have taken a bit of a beating in recent years, as the pendulum has swung towards more informal approaches. There has been a realisation, I believe, that courses have failed to deliver in terms of real performance change and that there's much more to learning at work than sitting in a classroom. Forty years later, we're getting the message. insights

8 Great Posts on Game Based Learning and Gamification

Bottom-Line Performance

Remember 2011? I know… it seems like a long time ago. This time last fall, we were just wrapping up an 8 part blog series on gamification and game based learning. Sharon Boller , President of BLP, authored the posts with the beginning game designer in mind. If you are just getting started with game based learning, all the information you need is right here. View Part 1. View Part 2.

Community of Practice and the TorranceLearning Download

The Peformance Improvement

One of many methods of organizational learning is a “community of practice”. This is a term coined by Etienne Wenger to describe “…groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” TorranceLearning has created a kind of community of practice that they call the Torrance Download. Did you learn it? Did you use it?

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More Answers to Your Rapid E-Learning Questions

Rapid eLearning

I get lots of questions via email and many of them are the same. So now’s a good time to offer some quick answers and links to additional resources for those just getting started, I have no budget. Where can I get free elearning assets? This is the most frequently asked question. The first thing I recommend is to ask for a budget. It doesn’t hurt to ask and you may find that you’ll get one.

ELearning Guild interview with Kasper Spiro (CEO easygenerator) #Devlearn

easygenerator

At the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas our CEO Kasper Spiro was interviewed by the eLearning guild. Here is the video

Survey: Morale High Among Workers

CLO Magazine

A new survey found that 39 percent workers described the morale at their companies as very good and 42 percent of people interviewed said workplace morale is somewhat good. Menlo Park, Calif. — Nov. 19 The mood around the office water cooler is generally positive, new research suggests. A new Accountemps survey found that 39 percent workers described the morale at their companies as very good and 42 percent of people interviewed said workplace morale is somewhat good. During these conversations, ask about any challenges the team faces and how employees feel about work.

Zen in Software

eFront

The Zen philosophy asserts that inner peace and enlightenment can be attained through self-contemplation and meditation rather than devotion, faith and belief. Life is more often than not too fast, complicated and cluttered. Simplify and you’ll be on the right track to inner peace and happiness. This is the foundation of Zen and perhaps strangely, can lead to better software as well.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Update for Adobe Captivate is now available for Mac

Adobe Captivate

Update for Adobe Captivate is now available for Mac version — version 6.0.1 Build 240), which is available for download through Help Menu > Updates… You can download it manually as well from [link] and install it. A bunch of key issues are addressed through this update including the following fixes. Output from Trial version - Before this update, content [.]. eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I.

5 Little Things Automated Learning Gets Right that Add Up to BIG eLearning Payoff

OpenSesame

We all know what good elearning should be like, and we know it when we see it. It should be engaging and easy-to-use, while educating people to work more effectively - but what does that actually mean on a slide by slide basis? eLearning Solutions

eLearning Guild Interview with Kasper Spiro (CEO Easygenerator) at DevLearn 2012

easygenerator

At the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas our CEO Kasper Spiro was interviewed by the eLearning guild. Here is the video. The post eLearning Guild Interview with Kasper Spiro (CEO Easygenerator) at DevLearn 2012 appeared first on Easygenerator.