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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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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. 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. respect her past contributions to the field. Results were similar with the Cache 17 game.

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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.

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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Making your mark

Learning with e's

I have been inside some unique learning spaces recently. I see it as a part of my job. It's what I like to do. explore new ideas and then report on them. The Immersive Vision Theatre on the Plymouth University campus is one example of a unique learning space. Experiments are being done into stress and perceptual effects to ascertain exactly how this new space can be applied in learning contexts.

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. 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

A Brand New Website!

Enspire Learning

You may have noticed that things have changed a little bit around here. A few weeks ago, we rolled out a new version of our website to bring it in line with our new brand image. For the most part, this update is visual in nature; the structure of the site is much the same. We hope that you enjoy the stylistic improvements as much as we do.

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.

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. Learning Learning Design

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.

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

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

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.

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 Jeff is managing editor of MS&T (Military Simulation and Training) magazine,  [link].

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

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 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.

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.

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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

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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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

Everything E-Learning

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

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.