Thu.Jul 14, 2011

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Visualization Tool –

Upside Learning

In the course of work as an instructional designers, its routine to trawl the web constantly looking at ways people visualize ideas, concepts, processes. It’s an entire wonderland of variety out there on the inter-webs, in addition to the beauty one finds in various books on graphic design. Right now, the You might want to try it.

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eLearning & mLearning: Stop Motion & Time-Lapse Inspiration

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. Trond Kristiansen's eLearning Devcon 2011 session, Using Photographic Techniques In eLearning , really got the rusty gears of creativity in my brain churning about how to incorporate some photographic techniques into eLearning. I've previously covered how to easily manipulate stock images , but Trond's ideas were decidedly more high brow.and fun. It had never before occurred to me to incorporate time-lapse or stop motion techniques into eLearning. Now that it's been presented to me I am flooded with ideas where this could be really dynamic in learning modules.

The Division of Wiki Labor: Wikis in the Working World

Social Learning

It’s often been said that one of the best ways to learn a subject is to attempt to teach it to others.  Whereas a hazy, half-developed understanding of something might be good enough to allow you to squeak by on your own, to be able to teach a topic requires all-around mastery of the material. . The result is a division of labor that is more productive and manageable in scope. 

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Social Media in Learning and Social Learning are just not the same thing

The Learning Generalist

It concerns me how a lot of the social learning conversation seems to veer around the tools in the space. Tools are arriving thick and fast and yeah, it's easy to get caught up with all the bling. And this is not to say that I'm never excited by tools - nothing could be far from the truth. This said, social learning is less about the technology and more about the human interaction. Sumeet Moghe.

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

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9 Warning Signs You Need a Sales Training Overhaul


Sales representatives can find themselves in a difficult position when it comes to training. All reps need it, but an ineffective sales training class provides little more than the kind of time-suck reps can hardly afford. Here’s what one should avoid when setting up training and how reps can clearly communicate to managers what they need to help them sell. We discussed sales training.

Writing & Grammar: More on Checklists

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby. Last week I wrote an article about checklists. As I finish reading The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande , I have learned that in fields where the individual expert is seen as the key to success, resistance to the idea of using a checklist is rampant. Surgery and financial management are two fields where adoption of checklists has been slow, despite the fact that checklists work. In one study, the use of a pre-surgery checklist decreased the number of patients suffering complications by 50%. Nevertheless, surgeons have been slow to adopt the use of checklists.  

In With the Old

CLO Magazine

The face of the new economy is propelled by collaboration; I’ve told you this before. But there’s an aspect of teamwork that’s going unnoticed — sharing. I had a chance to speak with Meagan and Larry Johnson earlier this year for an article on desegregating an aging workforce, in which Larry commented: “The challenge is creating a multigenerational workforce that works well [together]. This means challenging our perceptions of how we motivate people or how we expect them to work.”. It spans from personal to professional sharing. Sharing isn’t limited to records, however.  Let’s talk Google.

Going the extra mile

Learning with e's

During my undergraduate degree programme, I remember assembling with a small group of fellow students in a room to start our new module on social psychology. We knew our new lecturer's name, but beyond that we knew very little about her. So we sat and waited for her to appear. And we sat and waited. It's amazing how paranoid psychology students can become. This is the real me', she smiled.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

The “Game” of Balancing the Budget

Kapp Notes

With all the politician in DC trying to balance the budget, I bet I can do a better job, and I get the chance with this neat little game that lets me get a taste of balancing the United States Budget. Play it and you can enjoy creating your own plan for the federal budget. See if you can create a budget based on your values, without busting the federal bank. Give it a try at Budget Hero. Games

How do you add friction to learning?

Usable Learning

After the last post, a few people discussed in the comments about how you actually go about adding friction to learning. Kathy Sierra in particular referenced  Dan Meyer , a math teacher/blogger, who is my favorite resource on this. He doesn’t specifically reference friction, but he talks about how to “be less helpful&# for learners. This is a really nice short video where he explains some of things he does to create interesting challenges for his learners: [link

Customized eLearning Game

eLearning Brothers

Today I thought I’d share with you an example of how our eLearning Game Templates can be customized in Adobe Flash. took only about 10 minutes to come up with new look for the Marathon game. just wanted to show you that all of the elements in these game templates can easily be modified. Here is a link to our Flash Game Tutorials page. Click each example below to demo.