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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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8 Great Posts on Game Based Learning and Gamification

Bottom-Line Performance

Remember 2011? know… it seems like a long time ago. This 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.

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

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?

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

When is a LMS not a LMS?

eLearning 24-7

Over the course of the past few months, I’m seeing something. Okay, not something but SOMETHING.  It just isn’t going away. Not that I expected it to do so, mind you, because I recognized late 2011 that it would be big. I re-affirmed it in my forecasts for 2012. Yet, something has changed. Not the products – they are still the same, but rather the “anti-” that they preach is nothing more than a previous incarnation of the past, sans the message. It’s time for the real message. You are not that big scary monster of a LMS, rather you are light and fluffy.

2,000 Year Old E-Learning Technique

LearnDash

Instructional designers are constantly being challenged to create something that is not only engaging and entertaining, but ultimately something that is effective. Sadly, this can cause us to become lazy, relying too heavily upon flashy tools and gimmicks instead of (more importantly) the distribution of the message. What better teacher for message delivery than Aristotle.

Social business for organizational survival

Learning and Working on the Web

The potential of social business is organizational survival, because enterprises must be able to share knowledge quicker than before. As everyone and everything gets connected to the Net, feedback loops, both positive and negative, accelerate. video can go viral and generate fame and revenue almost overnight. Self-publishing makes everyone a broadcaster. What does this really mean? SocialBusiness

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.

Fast and Easy Ways to Get to Kirkpatrick Levels 3 and 4

Kirkpatricks

Getting to Kirkpatrick Levels 3 and 4 is not as difficult, time-consuming or expensive as some believe. Our first tip is to remember that the end is the beginning. At the beginning of any initiative or training program, start by considering the highest level result your organization is charged with accomplishing. This could be profitable sales growth, saving lives or keeping the nation safe. Use this Level 4 Result as your target for any and all efforts in the initiative.

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Photoshop Tutorials to help you post process like a boss!

The Learning Generalist

A few weeks back I published a set of tutorials to help you get started on Lightroom. hope that those of you who do use Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw found those tutorials useful. I've now created a set of Photoshop tutorials for you to learn how to use the most popular post-processing tool for photographers. You can use that cash to buy yourself some equipment or maybe fund a short trip! Have fun!

MnNordSki

eContent

Vacation! The difference between today and work? This morning, I am doing web development for the Minnesota Nordic Ski Association , of which I am board member. This morning's task, figure out why Google Analytics is not collecting. Must be a mistake with the WordPress plugin code I used. May have to use the direct coding approach. No Problem; I enjoy solving problems like this! Check us out.

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.

De-Siloing Social Software

Learning on the Leading Edge

Human beings are social by nature. And why shouldn’t the software that people use at work support that inherent social inclination? It can – if it is intrinsic in the way that they actually work. To date, many initial social endeavors from software providers have included a Facebook-like page through which employees can recognize, comment, or share with each other, either bolted on to another application or stand-alone, the latter requiring an annoying extra sign-on by the user. To do so, it is more of a platform underlying applications than a separate glued-on application itself.

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.

Gamifying Classroom Learning at LIT02!

ZaidLearn

LIT02 Let's congratulate Norhayati , her team and Taylor's University for a learning rich and well organized Learning Innovation Talks (LIT) 02 ! THANK YOU! Sadly it was a smaller crowd than during LIT 01 (30+ compared to 100+), but interestingly most participants lasted until the end. MY TALK My self-assessment gives me a C++. Timing is important! Can it go wrong? Of course! What do you think?

De-Siloing Social Software

Learning on the Leading Edge

Human beings are social by nature. And why shouldn’t the software that people use at work support that inherent social inclination? It can – if it is intrinsic in the way that they actually work. To date, many initial social endeavors from software providers have included a Facebook-like page through which employees can recognize, comment, or share with each other, either bolted on to another application or stand-alone, the latter requiring an annoying extra sign-on by the user. To do so, it is more of a platform underlying applications than a separate glued-on application itself.

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

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

De-Siloing Social Software

Learning on the Leading Edge

Human beings are social by nature. And why shouldn’t the software that people use at work support that inherent social inclination? It can – if it is intrinsic in the way that they actually work. To date, many initial social endeavors from software providers have included a Facebook-like page through which employees can recognize, comment, or share with each other, either bolted on to another application or stand-alone, the latter requiring an annoying extra sign-on by the user. To do so, it is more of a platform underlying applications than a separate glued-on application itself.