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Ruth Clark Claims “Games Don’t Teach”

Experiencing eLearning

Ruth Clark posted at ASTD an article titled “ Why Games Don’t Teach.” ” It’s a deliberately provocative title, meant to draw attention and cause controversy. A more accurate title would be “Some Games Aren’t Effective at Making People Remember Content,” but that’s a lot less likely to grab attention. Before I continue, I want to say that I enjoyed her book, eLearning and the Science of Instruction , and I have found some of the research there valuable. I respect her past contributions to the field. Adams, D.M., Mayer, R.E., MacNamara, A.,

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Not Just Mobile Learning, Mobile Everything

Upside Learning

When our clients consider mobile learning, we often find them stuck in trying to deliver learning (training) on mobile devices. The key to exploiting the potential of mobile learning is to think of mobile beyond their learning content delivery capability. To appreciate the true potential of mobile devices we need to consider what Tomi Ahonen has to say. It brings two almost opposite words together.

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Adobe Captivate 5/5.5: It's Alive. Preview

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Last week I wrote about how you can  save and share effects  you've added to the Effects panel (so the effects can be used in other projects or by other developers). I'd like to stick with the Effects theme for another week. If  If you've used the Effects panel, there's a good chance that you've missed a useful feature--it's often overlooked by even veteran developers. However, you won't see any effects, videos or slide animations, which kind of renders  Play this slide  useless. But even better.

Why Your Training Shuts Learners Down

Bottom-Line Performance

Are Your Learners Disengaged? It’s true: no one likes being forced to do anything. L&D professionals have the tough task of taking job related information and making it easy to learn while appeasing all the appropriate company stakeholders. Once the learner has judged that your training is not worthwhile, you have lost them. To-do lists: We all have a long one.

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Why Learning Is The Most Valuable Element of Workplace Culture

Mindflash

When I start working with organizations, I like to take some time to meet with the employees. I find that listening to how they describe their own organization — its values, behaviors, and attitudes — often shows more about the company’s real culture than anything the management says. These are the organizations I find tend to be more progressive, optimistic, and focused on solutions.

Keys to Engaging the Learner by Kimberly Davies-Hoffman

Learning Solutions Magazine

Getting learners’ attention and then keeping it is difficult enough in a classroom, but it turns into a real challenge when it’s a virtual session. Here are a generous handful of tips to help you plan and execute more effective online classes. Blended Design Techniques Synchronous

Why Your Training Shuts Learners Down

Bottom-Line Performance

Are Your Learners Disengaged? It’s true: no one likes being forced to do anything. L&D professionals have the tough task of taking job related information and making it easy to learn while appeasing all the appropriate company stakeholders. Budgets are shrinking and the ubiquity of “rapid authoring tools” is making it more and more tempting to churn out eLearning in-house that is cost-effective and easy to produce. Once the learner has judged that your training is not worthwhile, you have lost them. To-do lists: We all have a long one. e-Learning Learning Design

The King of Chinese Social Media: Sina Weibo

OpenSesame

Weibo has changed the world for Chinese netizens. As a top social network in China (the name literally means “Microblog”), Sina Weibo, known as the Chinese Twitter, affects Chinese people''s experience of political events, current events and interactions with celebrities. Right Social Learning

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.

Why Instructional Designers FAIL To Find Jobs (And How To Fix It) – PART 1

LearnDash

Instructional design jobs are out there, but many ID professionals find themselves without work, doing pro-bono until they ultimately lose interest in the field. The sad thing is, many IDers have the ability to improve their chances at landing contract work, even full-time engagements, if they just altered their approach. Here is some food for thought. and even niches within those! Tweet.

E-Learning Book Review: The New Virtual Classroom by Ruth Colvin Clark and Ann Kwinn

The Learning Dispatch

The New Virtual Classroom is a terrific resource for designing and delivering effective webinar training. One of the biggest differences between this book and others is that it focuses primarily on strong instructional design strategy while many other resources tend to focus on more superficial "gimmicky" interactions. The authors remind us there is no need to start from scratch when designing training for the virtual classroom. Best practices are offered for adapting delivery of five content types: facts, concepts, processes, procedures, and principles. read more

Introducing New Technology: From Promise to Reality

Allison Rossett

Tweet Meet Jeff Loube. My guest blogger is Jeff Loube. Jeff describes himself as a practitioner who has completed analysis and design projects such as basic, multi-engine and rotary wing pilot training, maintenance training systems, and maintenance training simulator design, prototyping and development. Jeff is managing editor of MS&T (Military Simulation and Training) magazine, [link]. 1999).

Mobile Learning: The Time Is Now by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

The eLearning Guild has released its 2012 research report on current trends, practices, and important strategic considerations for mobile learning (mLearning). Management Strategies Mobile Learning Research

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Download one of the most popular game templates from eLearning Brothers with a look and feel exclusively made for eLearning Learning subscribers! eLearning Brothers creates awesome templates and assets to help you look like an eLearning Rockstar!

Reserve your seat for my webinar with Jay Cross

Jane Hart

My next guest in my In conversation with … webinar series is Jay Cross. Here’s more information about the webinar and how you can reserve your seat as well as leave your own questions for Jay in advance of the webinar itself. Topic : Social Business takes Social Learning . Date: Wednesday 23 May 18.30-19.30 pm GMT, 13.30-14.30 pm ET, 10.30-11.30 am PT. Reserve your seat for the webinar.

Introducing New Technology: From Promise to Reality

Allison Rossett

Meet Jeff Loube. My guest blogger is Jeff Loube. Jeff describes himself as a practitioner who has completed analysis and design projects such as basic, multi-engine and rotary wing pilot training, maintenance training systems, and maintenance training simulator design, prototyping and development. Jeff is managing editor of MS&T (Military Simulation and Training) magazine, [link]. Here is what Jeff has to say about introducing new technology into the organization. They rarely work out as the techies say they will, but rather too often create a painful experience for all concerned. 1999).

Planning A Photo Shoot For eLearning? Make it smooth.

The eLearning Coach

How to create an organized shot list and schedule. Post from: The eLearning Coach Planning A Photo Shoot For eLearning? Make it smooth. Graphics Media

Flipping the class with Ed Ted

Moodle Journal

Not so much about Moodle in this blog post, but of equal importance materials that you can use as part of your course. If like myself you make use of YouTube videos in your lectures and classes, then I feel certain that you will have come across the Ted Talks , so I was really very pleasantly surprised when the other day I discovered Ted Ed lessons worth sharing. Essentially these are a collection of Ted Talk videos that have been ready packaged with quiz style questions, a Think section for open answer type responses and a Dig Deeper area for any further resources. Regards

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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.

Planning A Photo Shoot For eLearning? Make it smooth.

The eLearning Coach

Have you ever conducted a messy photo shoot for an eLearning course? One where you ran from location to location and everyone was confused and exhausted? Or perhaps you’re considering your first photo shoot right now. Either way, if you plan for it as outlined below, things should go pretty smoothly. When do you need [.] Post from: The eLearning Coach Planning A Photo Shoot For eLearning? Make it smooth. Media

Lectora User Conference Showcase: Thinking Differently

Trivantis

In this session, you'll learn how TIAA-CREF took the sting out of mandatory training using Lectora® e-Learning software