Wed.Feb 15, 2012

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Did-you-Know Raptivity?

Raptivity

There are many fascinating facts, stories, theories, tricks and tips of certain people, things or processes. Do we all know about it? Most of us may not. After all we are humans and not overtly smart enough to retain all [.].

State of the LMS 2012

eLearning 24-7

For the past month, I have been conducting a survey on learning platforms and specifically learning management systems. . The data shows that what many vendors assume end users want is far from accurate. Too many vendors are focusing on talent/performance management as the next feature/component in their systems. Yet, as you will see from this survey, what you assume isn’t always the case.

Adobe RoboHelp: iFrames

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    If you have a need to include PDFs in your Help system, you have a few options. You can create a link to the PDF (which will open the PDF once the user clicks the link) or you can import the PDF into the project (which will create a topic out of the PDF). You can use iFrames (inline frames) to insert PDF files or HTML files within an HTML topic. 

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The CBT Lady

Learning Visions

In the spirit of trying to explain to people what I do for a living, I was trying to explain to someone recently what I do for a living. “I help organizations design and deliver online training programs…” The guy made a cross with his fingers and hissed at me saying, “Oh no, you’re the CBT Lady!” Visions of hairnet covered lunch ladies. haven’t recovered yet from this one. The CBT Lady? “Oh no. You create those horrible things that we have to sit through. Every screen is locked out. Two weeks later. Same guy. He introduces me to his wife. She and I start chatting about what we do.

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.

Book Review: Design for How People Learn

Experiencing eLearning

Julie Dirksen’s Design for How People Learn is a great book for instructional designers because it actually is written using the principles taught. Some instructional design books use a “do as I say, not as I do” kind of approach: they talk about chunking content into manageable amounts, using effective visuals, and motivating learners, but they are filled with long, unbroken blocks of dry text. Design for How People Learn is an easy, fun read, with lots of visuals and realistic examples that touch on frustrating problems instructional designers face. ” Lots of Images.

Join us LIVE on The Forge - Thursday at 2pm ET

Visual Lounge

This month on our live web show, we're bringing you a special focus on education! Video is more popular than ever, as it's being used to deliver content as part of blended learning, flipped classroom , and 1:1 tech initiatives. Tune in Thursday, February 16, at 2:00pm ET. ( Add to your calendar ) The streaming video will be posted below, so hit refresh on your browser just before 2pm.

Book Review: Design for How People Learn

Experiencing eLearning

Julie Dirksen’s Design for How People Learn is a great book for instructional designers because it actually is written using the principles taught. Design for How People Learn is an easy, fun read, with lots of visuals and realistic examples that touch on frustrating problems instructional designers face. That’s basically what I did.” ” Lots of Images. Stories and Examples.

Understanding what you do

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet I came across this most thought-proving post by Seb Paquet on Google Plus , that looks at how new ideas and especially new business models can be understood. Seb notes that: There is a small group of people who understand why you are doing it; A larger group of people who get how you are doing it; An even larger group of people who get what you are doing; and finally.

Changing Landscape in E-Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

During the Thought Leadership Webinar on “ Interactive Courses on a ShoeString Budget ” in November, 2011, I had a good discussion with Jim Hanlin, President and Founder of Best Training Resources. Jim shared his views on the changing landscape in e-learning. Vikas: What are clients looking for in eLearning programs? Jim: What strikes me is that there is a phenomenal change in the eLearning industry in comparison to when eLearning was first introduced. As eLearning is ever growing and getting interactive likewise the clients' demands have also grown over the years. Jim:You are welcome

Bear pit pedagogy

Learning with e's

In our digital literacy teacher training programme at Plymouth University we create environments that encourage critical thinking. My colleague Peter Yeomans (AKA @ethinking on Twitter) says we create the 'bear pits' for our students. In order to develop key critical thinking skills, learners need to be able to argue effectively. Unported License. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Relevance Trumps ROI

Jay Cross

Excerpts from an article by CLO’s Deanna Hartley : Determining Relevance: Tangible vs. Intangible . And if it’s not, they shouldn’t be doing it,” he said. Some learning leaders — perhaps fearful for their budgets and status as business partners — may be wary of seemingly unquantifiable learning initiatives such as social learning, but hard numbers aren’t always the best indicator of success.

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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.

Development Tips: A Little CSS by Mark Lassoff

Learning Solutions Magazine

To make your Web content look and work as you require, you will need to learn another language: Cascading Style Sheet language, usually just referred to as CSS. While this may sound a little daunting, the basics are really quite simple. This month’s tutorial and video will get you started! Development Techniques Media Tools

Singularity University

Jay Cross

Salim Ismael, founding executive director of Singularity University , joined a few dozen of us for lunch in Berkeley yesterday to discuss “Seeing the Next Disruptive Technology.”. Singularity University is neither a university nor about singularity. It’s not a university so much as what the founders hope universities will evolve into. It’s chaos. Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. Just Ja

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Lights, Camera, WOOF!

Enspire Learning

VCA Animal Hospitals (NASDAQ:WOOF) operates over 580 small animal hospitals in 41 states and Canada, staffed with 2,600 fully qualified, dedicated, and compassionate doctors. VCA partnered with Enspire to create an 11 hour blended curriculum focused on doctor communication skills, of which high quality video is an important piece. Here’s how your shoot can succeed, too. Duh, you say. Nail details.

Hacked: A Descent into the Malware Inferno

Jay Cross

Summary: I was hacked last Saturday night. My nine sites went down. Three days later, everything’s back in order but it was no fun. hope it never happens to you, but just in case, I’ll document the blow-by-blow below. In the end, an online service called Sucuri put things back in order. First thing Sunday morning, I dropped in at the Internet Time Alliance water cooler on Skype.

Extending Lectora with an iFrame

Integrated Learnings

By Joseph Suarez What’s an iFrame? While it may sound like the next must-have device from Apple, you won’t see a line forming around the block for it anytime soon. That’s because it’s just some useful code capable of extending the functionality of your Lectora-built eLearning course. An iFrame is an HTML element that allows you to place a page within a page. Embedding a PDF.

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.

The Hacker: The Game

Mark Oehlert

via itunes.apple.com. So this is interesting.gotta say I'm impressed with the look and feel and game play so far.let's design one of these to teach people how to change their default password settings

Obama Budget to Include $8 Billion Training Fund

Mindflash

President Obama proposed a new Community College to Career Fund Monday, which intends to provide some 2 million people with job-related training — a project that people in the e-Learning and training fields will certainly want to keep an eye on. It isn’t the first time Obama has spoken about his desire to take a bite out of national unemployment figures by focusing on closing the skills gap.

WEBINAR: Let’s Get Mobile: Changing your Concept of Mobile Content Design and Delivery

Dawn of Learning

We know that by 2015 over 7.1 billion mobile connected devices have been predicted to be in service around the globe, and it is estimated that over 287 million tablets will ship annually. With the launch of the Kindle Fire at $199, tablets are now feasible replacements for printing costs. We are at the tipping point, and mobile delivery is here to stay. Join Stacey Harris, VP of Research for Brandon Hall Group, and Mark Hellinger, CEO of Xyleme, as they share recent findings from the Relationship Centered learning market and best practices in expanding your mobile learning efforts.

Don’t Sell BS to Salespeople, Make Their Training Meaningful

Mindflash

What really works — and what doesn’t — in corporate sales training? We sat down with Inc.com’s  Geoffrey James , author of How to Say it: Business to Business Selling , for his latest insights on the state of the industry. This is the second of two parts. Read the first here. How can salespeople make the most of their training? It becomes clear very quickly who’s selling and who’s not.

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!

Viewing the Northern Lights

eContent

One of the advantages of living in Northern Minnesota is the ability to view the Northern Lights. have the advantage of being able to easily get away from city lights, and Minnesota is nearer the magnetic north pole that the real north pole. You may wonder what your own chances are to view a beautiful display. Like all things it depends. click upon the image to view at full size. It was magic!

Course of the Week: Microsoft Excel 2010 by TutorPro

OpenSesame

Check out the OpenSesame Course of the Week: Microsoft Excel 2010 by TutorPro and get five free seats! Course of the Week

How to Use QR Codes in Corporate Training

Bottom-Line Performance

Most of us think of QR codes as that goofy looking bar code in the bottom corner of advertisements. Or maybe you have noticed them slapped on billboards that you could not possibly have time to stop and scan. Either way, chances are you have seen a QR Code recently! For those who haven’t been exposed, a QR code is a two dimensional code  that can hold thousands of characters of information.

Resources

Learning Cafe

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.

View presentation on 'How to keep e-learning relevant'

easygenerator

Kasper Spiro (CEO of easygenerator) presented today in a webinar his thoughts on how to keep formal e-Learning relevant. He combines theories from the field of management, didactics, e-learning and software development and applies them to e-learning. He cals this appraoch 'Outcome learning' and this is in fact the basis for product development and marketing at easygenerator.

Interpreting Learner Interaction in LMS to draw meaningful insights.

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