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Mobile Workforce Is Growing – Is Your Training Strategy Evolving?

Upside Learning

IDC projects the mobile workforce to reach 1.3 billion, up from 1 billion in 2010, which is a staggering 37.2% of the workforce worldwide. 75% of North America’s workforce will be mobile by 2010. A few months ago Mashable posted this interesting infographic on the mobile workforce. It requires news sets of skills empowering employees to become self-reliant and self-motivated.

The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Underway!

Kapp Notes

TODAY”S TOUR STOP: April 17: Gamification Facebook Page The stop includes a link to the first chapter of the book. And while you are there, give it a LIKE! We have just started an exciting blog book tour as ASTD and I venture on a 25 stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education.

Social media and reflection: marriage or divorce?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Social media in organisations has been a difficult topic and sometimes bothers me. Reflection is needed in order to learn from the past. Most of the time a smarter use of media may help. A lot of times, social media don't solve the underlying learning disabilities. Hence work on social media AND the practices is needed. Social media stimulate us to live and work in an ever increasing pace.

The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Underway!

Kapp Notes

TODAY”S TOUR STOP: April 20: Judy Unrein OneHundred Forty Words and Rich Mesch Performance Punctuated. The tour is going well and has garnered some controversy as Kathy Sierra has weighed on as a self-proclaimed gamification curmudgeon and is appropriately warning folks about the downside of gamification–which certianly exists. The book is available at the ASTD Book Store.

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.

Only 14% think that company training is an essential way for them to learn in the workplace

Jane Hart

That was one of the findings of my recent anonymous survey on how people learn best in the workplace, and even I was surprised by the results. But I think the biggest take-away from my survey is that we can no longer assume we know how people like to learn in the workplace nor how we think people should learn. Click on the image for a larger version. So who said it was essential? Ranking. Internal.

My 15 favourite Australian e-learning bloggers

E-Learning Provocateur

Fay Moore made my day when she nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I’m still unsure as to whether this is the blogosphere’s version of a chain letter, but in any case it gives me a good excuse to: A) Thank Fay for her support, and. B) Promote other bloggers. Since then, she has joined Dachis Group where she and James Dellow write about social business on the Headshift blog.

Video Tip Series - Part five: Using Music

Visual Lounge

Using music can add an extra element to your video or end up distracting the viewer. Don't let the latter be true when trying to enhance a video with music. This week's video is posted below and presents three tips that will help you effectively use music in screencasts. Not seeing the video? Subscribe to the blog for next week's tip video on Using a Webcam. Email her at j.nagel@techsmith.com.

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My Experience with Creating a Scenario-based Course: Part 3

Adobe Captivate

In Part 1 of this blog series, I shared my experience about the content acquisition and analysis phase for creating a scenario-based course. In Part 2, I shared how I created a storyline and identified the critical steps in it and further started storyboarding and shared the introduction screen with you. When storyboarding for this [.]. eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5

Gamification Blog Book Tour Underway!

The Learning Circuits

TODAY"S TOUR STOP: April 17: Gamification Facebook Page The stop includes a link to the first chapter of the book. And while you are there, give it a LIKE! The blog book tour has started as ASTD and I kick-off a 25 stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education. gamification Games

It’s all about conversations

Learning and Working on the Web

Markets are conversations ~ Cluetrain Manifesto. … and so are organizations. The network design principles successful organizations follow are: ( 1 ) shortening the distance between two randomly picked files/nodes/people. ( 2 ) getting more people who you personally know to know each other. Esko Kilpi. Conversations. How do we have these at work? We narrate our work. Tweet.

Fiction lessons for e-learning

Spark Your Interest

I read fiction, typically “award-winning” novels (am a fiction snob truth be told) and am often thinking about how to incorporate some techniques into my e-learning design. . Novels (Photo credit: sbluerock). Character development – when reading a novel, I don’t have to love the character, but I do have to care what happens to them. Story 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

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.

In ‘Flipped’ Classroom, the Emphasis Must Be on Support, Not Video

Mindflash

Salman Khan, he of Khan Academy fame, has said that the “ flipped classroom ” model — in which students watch or listen to pre-recorded lectures over the Web, on their own time rather than during class — liberates instructors to finally make real connections with their students. And certainly there’s something to that. But the point is still the same.

Fiction lessons for e-learning

Spark Your Interest

I read fiction, typically “award-winning” novels (am a fiction snob truth be told) and am often thinking about how to incorporate some techniques into my e-learning design. . Novels (Photo credit: sbluerock). Character development – when reading a novel, I don’t have to love the character, but I do have to care what happens to them. Story 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

The Human Factor: “Please Acknowledge That You Have Read and Understood” by Mary Arnold

Learning Solutions Magazine

What’s your approach to “compliance” training? Many eLearning teams treat it as boilerplate; purely utilitarian, with minimal time and energy allotted to its creation. Yet there is a business case that supports more engaging treatment of the content. This month’s column presents that case – and the rewards of a creative approach for the eLearning team.

Screen Resolution Alert for eLearning Developers!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Statcounter Global Stats reported last week that 1024x768(XGA) has been overtaken by 1366x768(WXGA) for the first time. If these numbers make no sense to you then think of it in terms of aspect ratios. What the report basically says is that the 16:9 aspect ratio has become more popular than 4:3. Think of it as old TV beginning to die out slowly and the newer HDTV growing.

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Why SCORM Tin Can API Will Fail (Initially)

LearnDash

It has been 10 years, give or take, since the last major SCORM update was introduced to the learning community. SCORM 2004 was a great evolution from 2.1, but can the same be said about the upcoming Tin Can API ? Unfortunately, I think not. Let me first make something crystal clear:  I want the new SCORM Tin Can API to flourish. Will there be unforseen difficulties? Absolutely. Likely not. Tweet.

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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.

It’s one of those James Bond things – how are we using supportive data in learning?

Spicy Learning

When we take a look at compliance training, we often try to “justify” the learning to the reluctant user by listing the all of the empirical stuff that provides the context for the business case. And yeah, it serves a purpose, to a point. Examples like this are an attempt at what we like to describe as a “war story” – using the worst case scenario to illustrate what a breach in compliance means.

OpenSesame and Reviewsnap Partner to Integrate Performance Management and Corporate Training

OpenSesame

OpenSesame ( www. OpenSesame. com ), the elearning marketplace, and Reviewsnap ( www.Reviewsnap.com ), the leading cloud-based performance management software solution, today announced a powerful partnership. Right Press Releases

It’s one of those James Bond things – how are we using supportive data in learning?

Spicy Learning

When we take a look at compliance training, we often try to “justify” the learning to the reluctant user by listing the all of the empirical stuff that provides the context for the business case. ” And yeah, it serves a purpose, to a point. Every single fact and figure should have to fight to prove its validity, rather than just being lumped in as a pseudo-supportive argument.

What Did You Learn in School Today?

KnowledgeStar

MORNING MEETING School is in. New York Times By JENNY ANDERSON Published: April 13, 2012 LAST month, two kindergarten classes at the Blue School were hard at work doing what many kindergartners do: drawing. One group pursued a variation on the self-portrait. That’s me thinking about my brain,” one 5-year-old-girl said of her picture. Down the [.]. Brain Brain Rules Education Future of education Happiness K-12 Education Learning

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!

Gamification Blog Book Tour Starts Today

ATD Learning Technologies

Today is an exciting day as ASTD and I kick-off a 25 stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education. The book is available at the ASTD Book Store. Click here to read full version

Video Tip Series – Part five: Using Music

Visual Lounge

Using music can add an extra element to your video or end up distracting the viewer. Don't let the latter be true when trying to enhance a video with music. This week's video is posted below and presents three tips that will help you effectively use music in screencasts. Not seeing the video? View it on YouTube. 0:07 Tip #1: Music should flow well with the content on screen 0:30 Tip #2: Avoid music that is too cheesy 0:46 Tip #3: Music should not compete with other audio. Subscribe to the Continue reading. Tips & How To's Screencasting Tips and Tricks Video