Fri.Feb 22, 2013

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Why We Need Instructional Design More Than Ever

Allison Rossett

In spite of gripes about relevance, congruence with new technology, and sluggishness, I remain an instructional design fan. ID is not perfect, but it is what we have, and it does tame the chaos that surrounds us– to some extent. I’m one of those people who appreciates the good old days of ID. Now, there are new ID frameworks , welcome additions, in my view.

Ten Tips for Instructional Designers


As a marketplace for online training courses, we’ve quickly learned what our customers are looking for in elearning courses - and what keeps buyers coming back for more. In a web presentation during yesterday’s Elearning Guild Online Forum , I shared some of the instructional design best practices that we’ve learned from talking with customers. Here’s my Top Ten: Right Creating eLearning Courses

Writing & Grammar: Compound Sentences and Run-Ons

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby  Putting two sentences together to form one larger sentence is a common way to express more complex thoughts. But I see even academic writers with MAs or PhDs get the punctuation wrong. Here's how it works. You put two complete sentences together. Nothing is more central to neoclassical microeconomics than the concept of a market. +. Textbooks leave its meaning up in the air. =. Nothing is more central to neoclassical microeconomics than the concept of a market * textbooks leave its meaning up in the air. The asterisk indicates where the two original sentences meet.

Free E-Learning Video 32: Managing Change in Organisational Learning

e-Learning Academy

Video podcast 32 is the first of a series of five videos exploring the role of change management when implementing a learning technology strategy; such as e-learning courseware, a Learning Management System, webinar, social media or a video platform for performance support. Why not doenload this free training resource from iTunes. Or read the transcript [.].

[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development

Want to expand your training efforts? You’ll often see success by starting small and growing your program in a sustainable way. Download the eBook to learn more.

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Really Learning To Do Something New


I was recently challenged by a reader to define what I mean when I use the words “learn” or “learning”. Here it is: I’ll use the game of golf. If you want to learn to play golf, you can go to a seminar, read a book about the history and etiquette of golf, watch a [.]. Learning

Snagit Captures Google Adwords Accounts

Visual Lounge

Carlos Garcia is a bilingual voice over artist, Google Adwords certified partner , and president and founder of Please Hold Advertising, Inc., a custom on hold message provider and web marketing firm. And, as if that wasn’t already enough, Carlos has become a Snagit screencasting pro. Show Instead of Tell. Navigating this complicated program is challenging, but it doesn’t have to be impossible.

LearnDash Launches The “LearnDash Library”


Starting with the release of Version 1.1.0, LearnDash will be offering all LMS extensions 100% FREE to LearnDash customers via the new “LearnDash Library” We want you to get the most out of your LMS, and it doesn’t really seem right to “nickel and dime” those of you who put the faith of your learning programs into LearnDash. LearnDash wordpress lms

21 Ways to Use Ask3

Visual Lounge

We asked Ask3 users how they are using the app. We found some really cool ones and wanted to share! The text is taken verbatim from a recent survey: 1) I’m using it as a way for my cousin in Kalamazoo to ask me questions about algebra that he is having issues with. I am using just one video where he just replies or sends me a video. 4) In classes, diary. Let us know!

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.

Digitec Blog Post Named to Association Universe’s Daily Best

Association eLearning

As a guest author on the blog, Jack McGrath, President and Creative Director at. Digitec, reported on the skills gap problem facing industries and what associations can do to help solve the problem. The post spread like wildfire and was shared dozens of times across social media platforms. “Can Associations Bridge the Skills-gap for Their Members” even made it on Association Universe’s Daily Best list. In the post, Jack shares a compelling new continung education model in which associations help members identify, then fill, skill-gaps. Bio Latest Posts.

Survey: Parents Twice as Likely to Head Back to School

CLO Magazine

Nearly 40 percent of parents say heading back to earn a higher degree is needed to demonstrate the importance of education to their children, according to a new survey. Phoenix — Feb. 21 Many parents in America are considering higher education to not only help them get ahead in the workplace but to also set a good example for their children, according to a new survey. A recent survey from University of Phoenix found that parents are twice as likely as non-parents (60 percent, compared to 30 percent, respectively) to consider going back to school. Source: University of Phoenix

Canon PowerShot Sx50 HS

Jay Cross

This is an amazing camera. Takes great shots. The show-stopper is x50 zoom. These shots of the meditation chair in my redwood grove were all taken from the same location! Here are two cars filled with intangibles on the n-scale Internet Time Lines: and the caboose: Spring has sprung here in Berkeley. It makes my snapshots look like professional art photography. Just Jay