Fri.Apr 27, 2012

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Education learning management system trends

eLearning 24-7

Many in the education market are still in love with open source systems, such as Moodle. However, they often do not realize – until it is too late, that “free” isn’t really free because customization has to constantly exist, support, among other things. That is why there is an uptick in the number of commercial systems available in the education sector. Trend 1. Trend 2.

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: Save a Presentation with Embedded Fonts

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George    When creating PowerPoint presentations and moving them from one computer to another, one area of concern is fonts. If you've used specific fonts within a presentation, the same fonts need to be installed on any computers that will open the presentation. To prevent missing fonts from being an issue, there's a  good chance  you can embed the fonts you used to ensure your presentations look the way you designed them.   Good chance?  I say "good chance" because not all fonts are embeddable. But wait, there's more!

The key to informal learning is autonomy

Jane Hart

Jay Cross, the author of the 2007 seminal book,  Informal Learning, Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance ,  recently wrote a blog post in which he explained that although there has been a lot of talk about “informal learning” in the last five years, there has been very little action. Or was someone else’s responsibility. Social learning

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How to choose an LMS

eFront

So, you are looking to buy an LMS. You might already have stumbled-upon Moodle, Dokeos, Blackboard, Saba or Sumtotal. You have definitely stumbled-upon eFront, otherwise you would not be reading this message. The thing is that you have a vague idea of your needs and there are far too many solutions to choose from. How you can survive this nightmare with your sanity intact? So, how do you choose?

Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

Stuck with a bunch of Flash-based courses that cannot be viewed on mobile devices? This eBook will take you through the steps to convert existing courses into HTML 5 format and make it compatible with the latest devices and browsers.

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How To Get Free Training On Anything [FUNNY]

LearnDash

This is a sure fire way for ANY company, or individual, to enjoy free training on any subject they desire.  I couldn't help but laugh at this one - let's hope that organizations don't catch on!  If you found this funny, take a 5min break at work and take a look at some of the others. Enjoy the weekend everyone! Justin. Tweet. training

New Research: BigData in HR as Huge Opportunity

Learning on the Leading Edge

The topics of BigData in HR is white hot. This week we launched our BigData in HR research study, which describes precisely how world-class organizations build high performing talent analytics functions. This research represents the culmination of many years of work, talking with hundreds of companies and many vendors in the market. HR, by contrast, is still often focused on measuring itself.

It’s Time for E-Learning to Embrace ‘BYOL’

Mindflash

Corporate IT is being transformed by the  phenomenon known as BYOD , or “Bring Your Own Device.” ” Used to using smoothly functioning, good-looking consumer products at home, the argument goes, workers are increasingly demanding they be able to access these gadgets and tools at work, whether or not IT is totally keen on the idea. what becomes of training pros?

Models, flows and exposure

Learning and Working on the Web

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared  via Twitter  this past week. wwjimd: Resilience = Not having all of your eggs in one basket. Abundance = having enough eggs.” – via @SebPaquet. Kurt_Vonnegut – “Future generations will look back on TV as the lead in the water pipes that slowly drove the Romans mad.” population ages.

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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.

Instructional Design Orthodoxy

Dawn of Learning

I will be dating myself here, but so much of the orthodoxy in the instructional design process was forged back in the late 80’s and early 90’s when the only Computer-Based Training (CBT) tools were Toolbook for the PC, and Hypercard for the Mac. Back then, the metaphor was a deck of cards and each card was a 640×480 screen’s worth of content. Due to the technical constraints it became a law that “pages must not scroll”.  The idea that you might allow scrolling was to many an Instruction Designer taboo. Instructional Design

Friday Spotlight > HT lights AFS premiere of “Bernie”

Enspire Learning

Enspire’s media arm, Houndstooth , designed and executed the lighting for the Austin Film Society premiere of Richard Linklater’s new film Bernie. The premiere took place at the Violet Crown Cinema, with director Richard Linklater, star Matthew McConaughey, and co-writer and Texas Monthly Executive Editor Skip Hollandsworth in attendance.

#TrainChat Recap: Making Training Work for Every Learner

Mindflash

On Friday, the Daily Mindflash hosted yet another #TrainChat on Twitter. This time we spoke with special guest Jay Forte , who discussed his recent article, “ Four Ways to Ensure Your Training Fits Every Learner.” ” Here is a condensed version of our chat. And be sure to tune in every Friday at 10 a.m. PST for another chat on online learning, employee training, and L&D. [. Course Development E-learning Employee Training #trainchat employee training jay forte L&D learning and development Online Training Twitter twitter chat

New Research: BigData in HR as Huge Opportunity

Learning on the Leading Edge

The topics of BigData in HR is white hot. This week we launched our BigData in HR research study, which describes precisely how world-class organizations build high performing talent analytics functions. This research represents the culmination of many years of work, talking with hundreds of companies and many vendors in the market. HR, by contrast, is still often focused on measuring itself.

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.