Fri.May 04, 2012

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‘Dermandar’ Photography App

Dont Waste Your Time

Dermandar (iPod/iPhone App): I like panorama photos, especially when done well and you can spin the full 360 degrees and see a room, courtyard, scenery, sport venue, etc. While this is not necessarily the ‘best’ it is still good and worth the price (free!). “The easiest-to-use panoramic picture app on the iPhone. How Zen! ” – Wall Street Journal.

This house believes the only way is e-learning

Clive on Learning

This was the motion I had to argue for in a debate last week at a conference of NHS pharmacists. definitely got the short straw because it's impossible to defend an absolute. And of course e-learning is not the only way. decided to argue instead for the idea that e-learning (defined very broadly) is where attention should be focused given the problems we're currently facing in workplace learning. Traditional training cannot help us to overcome these problems. The only way to overcome these obstacles is through e-learning. The only way is e-learning

What Does An Instructional Designer Actually DO?


Many people trying to get into the field of instructional design ultimately have the same question: what does an instructional designer do?  The answer to this question isn't very simple as it depends on a variety of factors, but Joel Gardner gives his  high level explanation as to what instructional design consists of, and what is the role of the instructional designer. Tweet.

Manual, not automatic, for sense-making

Learning and Working on the Web

I started Friday’s Finds three years ago , in an attempt to make my finds on Twitter more explicit. I had been using Twitter actively for over a year at this time and realized that I was not making much sense of it. Now I make a weekly summary of my favourites: reviewed, filtered and reassessed. The actual tools I use for personal knowledge management are quite limited. That’s about it.

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The Portland Tech Community & the Crowdfund Act


On Wednesday, OpenSesame co-founder Josh Blank participated in a roundtable discussion led by United States Senator Jeff Merkley  among entrepreneurs and tech leaders on The Crowdfund Act - new legislation designed to make raising capital easier for new businesses. As Right

Stealth Messaging for Chief Learning Officers (and other learning executives)

Will at Work Learning

After years of being embedded as a consultant in organizations who have struggled to move their stakeholders beyond a training-centric model to a performance-improvement approach, I finally realized that our painstakingly slow progress might be due to our own failures in getting our messages heard. We in the workplace learning field are over-reliant on conveying our messages in a way that attempts to connect to our stakeholders' logical, analytical, conscious cognitive processing. We've been trying to sing underwater. If link doesn't work for you, go to Work-Learning Research catalog.  .

Friday Spotlight > 2012 Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards

Enspire Learning

, Enspire’s Houndstooth media arm provides design and high end media production for Enspire Learning products and custom services.  HT also explores creative projects outside the learning space in Austin and beyond. All this creativity finds its way back into Enspire work… a virtuous cycle. Every year, writer/director Richard Linklater ‘s Austin Film Society honors outstanding Texans who’ve made a significant contribution to film and entertainment, and non-Texans who have advanced the Texas entertainment industry.

Articulate understands the practitioners.learn the lesson

Learning Developments

I've been in the software industry for a long time and I've never seen the perfect product. As I've been reading all the hype on Articulate Storyline this week, I am reminding myself of that. It looks like a great product. But a game-changer.not likely. software tool is not a game-changer but a community of practitioners can be. agree with R.J. Jacquez when he lists Articulate community as his number one reason to appreciate Articulate Storyline. It is how we use the content authoring software that really matters. That is where I believe Articulate creates competitive advantage. Lectora?

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

Educational Game Design Q&A

Clark Quinn

I was contacted for a research project, and asked a series of questions. Thought I’d document the answers here, too. How many years have you been designing educational games? Over 30, actually, off and on. Started with my first job out of college, designing and programming educational computer games. Been a recurrent theme in my career since then. Please use one of your games as an example.

DabbledooMusic creative music-making in the classroom

The E-Learning Curve

DabbledooMusic is a free online resource for classroom-based creative music-making DabbledooMusic creative music-making in the classroom is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning creative mindtool

#TrainChat Wrap-Up: Separating ‘Social Learning’ from ‘Social Media’


On Friday, we hosted our weekly Twitter #TrainChat with Mindflash blogger and training expert David Kelly , to discuss his recent article on how “social learning” and “social media” differ, and how they can work together. We’ve condensed the responses into a sort of linear narrative. Please excuse any Twitter-ese grammar. learning e-learning employee training L&D learning and development training

DevLearn 2012 - The Makings of an Epic Learning Adventure for All Training Professionals

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Every DevLearn is an epic adventure for me. And every year I work hard to make sure it is for you too. This year, however, is beginning to feel extra special. Maybe because it's 2012 and with the Mayan calendar ending, perhaps this will be the last DevLearn. But I'm not the type to take such a pessimistic outlook. DevLearn 2011 Highlights from The eLearning Guild on Vimeo.

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Left nostril learning?


One of the key questions raised by the CIPD 2012 Learning and Talent Development Survey has been why so many favoured ideas in learning and development are so old. Among those cited have been Belbin’s Team Roles (1981), Honey & Mumford’s Learning Styles (1970s) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (1962). could add Kirkpatrick’s four levels of learning evaluation, which dates from even earlier (1950s). But better questions might be why so few theories stand the test of time, or why more recent theories are not so well regarded. What next – creative use of the left nostril