Thu.Jan 31, 2013

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Designing eLearning For iPads (LT 2013 – Slide Deck)

Upside Learning

We have been talking a lot about iPads (by iPads we also imply other ‘tablets’) on our blog for the past couple of weeks. And it’s for a reason. We believe that 2013 is going to be the year of tablets and smartphones, and for us, at Upside Learning, eLearning on iPads (tablets) and mEnablement (as we call it) are powerful themes – ones that can get organizations started towards mLearning.

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Adobe Captivate 6: Audio Control Without a Playbar

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Lori Smith  If you've spent any time using Captivate's new Pretest and the Branch Aware settings, I think you will agree that they are very cool. However,  However, if you've used either feature, you have probably noticed that you cannot have a playbar in the published lesson. Or maybe the learner is relying on closed captions? Here's how you do it.

The cognitive power of error

Clive on Learning

This week I chaired three very enjoyable sessions at Learning Technologies 2013. These were with cognitive neuroscientist Dr Itiel Dror talking about memory, Professor Stephen Heppell , discussing lifelong learning, and Associate Professor of Learning Technology Steve Wheeler , sharing his vision for future technologies. like chairing sessions because they give me the chance to really immerse myself in the subjects, without any distractions for an hour at a time. It's not difficult to teach rules and procedures - sound instructional practices will probably do the trick. How do we do this?

Are you supporting new fashioned learning in the workplace?

Jane Hart

So what is “new fashioned” learning?  Well let’s start by thinking about what “old fashioned” learning is? Old-fashioned” learning is being taught or trained – that is having all you need to know neatly packaged up in a course or programme or workshop or e-learning  course.  Of course, there is still a need for old-fashioned learning in the workplace. PKM Social learning

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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ASTD TechKnowledge 2013, Day 2

eLearning 24-7

Wow, wasn’t that marching band fantastic? loved the lip synch of that tune. Okay, time for the 2nd half to begin, so let’s go right to the kickoff. As before, please excuse text line space funkiness – WordPress app on iPad. TOUCHDOWN. The product comes in two flavors – a simple and a more robust. focused on the more robust. Talk about a nice run to the end zone! This version ($40/u/m) is geared towards the instructional designer/developer. What I liked about it: Easy to define objects and enable them to have a lot of capabilities. FIRST DOWN. Adobe Presenter.

Knowing versus Doing What Your People Want

Training Industry

I’ve asked for you.  A friend of mine is fond of saying, “What is less important is your understanding of the practice of leadership. What matters most is practicing that understanding of leadership.” Your people don’t respond to what you know, they respond to what you do. Trust me, they aren’t always aware of what you might be thinking, but they are keenly tuned in to your behavioral patterns. What you know affects you. What you do influences how others respond to you. In leading you, what do you want your boss to start doing? In leading you, what do you want your boss to stop doing?

Improve Your Screenshots by Framing Your Image

Visual Lounge

Some images have a natural border, while others require you to decide where an image begins and ends. For instance, if you use Window capture, the captured window is its own frame. With a Region capture, you decide where an images borders are. Depending on why you’re using a screenshot, sometimes more context means more information. Consider these three images. Full Desktop . Window.

Customer story: An International Maritime University & eFront for education


When the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University -DEOL Office conducted a study on different open-source LMS solutions to deliver education to a wide range of students around the globe – eFront came out on top. They decided that in terms of cost savings and ease of use and control, eFront was the best tool to use in engaging online distance learning. Here’s what they had to say about implementing eFront: “Among LMS solutions, eFront takes the lead in terms of integration with the corporate and educational environment. They added, “eFront is professionally supported and designed to last.

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Brain and Memory with Arthur Kohn #astdtk13

Learning Visions

These are my liveblogged notes from a concurrent session with Arthur Kohn. I'm at the ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Conference kicking off today January 29, 2013 in San Jose, California. Apologies for typos and incoherence. Brain and Memory: Seven Tips that Improve E-Learning. Arthur Kohn, PhD. Fulbright Professor of Cognitive Science. He starts us off with a memory test. He gives us 15 words in turn and then after he's said them all, we write them down in any order: (I remembered 12 out of 15 of them!). Primacy effect: the word that come first we remembered the most - it was the most rehearsed.

Did You Mean to Kill that Idea

Training Industry

My partner, Karl, was telling me about how the new guy at work is finally settling in to his surroundings. He used to own a business, so he came into this arrangement asking a lot of questions. He wanted to know if they had ever considered doing things like their office procedures or equipment placement differently. Karl explained to me that everyone else had been working there a long time. What they did worked for them. It took a while but now, the new guy seemed to understand “the way of the world” according to everyone else. This has been a common story in my 30+ years of business.

Nick Bilton Day Two Keynote “I live in the future” #astdtk13

Learning Visions

0. 0. 1. Kineo. 16. 4. Normal. 0. false. false. false. EN-US. These are my liveblogged notes from the day two keynote with @nickbolton. I'm at the ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Conference kicking off today January 29, 2013 in San Jose, California. Apologies for typos and incoherence. New York Times, columnist. link]. nickbolton. Author of: I live in the future and here’s how it works. All our devices are increasingly becoming connected. SCREENS: phone, computer, tv screens. Sensors as reporters – sensors in your phones – can they be used as resporters? 3D printing. Everyone’s become a storyteller.

Hyper-Connectivity: Get Used To It! Educate for It!

The Peformance Improvement

Why is it that the economy is expanding but the number of high-paying jobs is not increasing (and possibly decreasing)? Tom Friedman in his New York Times op-ed column suggests that the answer to this question is the “Great Inflection”. This is a time of dramatic change in work and education due to technology. He writes: Because of the way every industry — from health care to manufacturing to education — is now being transformed by cheap, fast, connected computing power, the skill required for every decent job is rising as is the necessity of lifelong learning. Related articles. Why Learn?

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Flipping Around the World

Visual Lounge

Teachers often find themselves having to be in two places at once. In fact, it was this very dilemma that inspired Emilia Carrillo, a foreign language teacher, to turn her style of teaching upside down. Two years ago, while teaching in Ukraine, Emilia Carrillo faced the difficult task of simultaneously teaching two different levels of Spanish in two different classrooms. Benefiting Students.

This Week on #TalkTech: Gamified Chores for Kids, Rethinking Medical Records and HTML 5 Design Ideas

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.  We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We discuss three topics a week and the chat lasts around 30 minutes. We’re shaking things up in 2013 here at #TalkTech! Every couple of weeks, a guest curator will be picking our topics and leading the discussion.

Institutional Innovation and Podular Design

Skilful Minds

In Social is the plural of personal JP Rangaswami contends that institutional innovation is required to achieve the potential that social software offers organizations in general, and for-profit companies in particular. JP's voice is one of several important contributions to current thinking about innovation. Change Management Collaboration Experience Design Innovation Social Business Design Social Media Social Networks Web 2.0

Working with E-Learning Vendors: Creating a Request for Information (RFI)

E-learning Uncovered

The selection of an e-learning vendor can seem challenging.  Maybe you don’t know what vendors can provide the exact product or service you need, or it might be that you aren’t even sure WHAT you need.  My next few blog posts will give some tips I have found for selecting and working with vendors.  First, let’s focus on how to get the information you need from a vendor using a Request for Information (RFI). RFIs are useful when you are in initial planning stages.  RFIs are fairly simple to put together because they are based on general project goals, rather than detailed specifications. 

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.

Extrinsic Motivation and Games

Usable Learning

Hey folks, this is a really excellent discussion of the issues and research around using extrinsic rewards as a way to motivate behavior. Chris Hecker is looking at the question through the lens of game design, but it really, really applies to learning design as well. . Found this via Amy Jo Kim on twitter:

SharePoint Observations

Learning Developments

I've started to work with Microsoft SharePoint for a lot of projects lately. I'm still fairly new to it. I've only started to seriously work with it over the last year. thought I'd take a moment to share some observations. People Don't Use SharePoint. People don't use SharePoint because it is not easy to access and documents are hard to find. Now, I know this is not true of all teams within organizations that use SharePoint. I'm sure it is a good solution for a lot of folks. However, what I'm observing is that people simply don't use it. I'll use my team as an example. Files are hard to find.