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Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

Last week Cisco published a research paper entitled “ Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012–2017 ,” which included some staggering figures, as to the speed with which we are adopting internet-connected mobile devices around the world. mobile devices per capita. Again the experience was likely not a very good one. Conclusion. Like this post?

Why Design Thinking will make you a more valuable business partner

weelearning

Do you design learning solutions or business solutions? As learning (or training) designers we’re rarely involved in a project as early as we’d like. By the time we get involved the problem has been defined, often incorrectly, and so has … Read more › big idea blog events design thinking

Why Games Don't Teach by Ruth Clark

Learning Solutions Magazine

Ask trainers to define what they mean by the term “game” and you will likely hear a mix of features. or examples. The problem is that many things that could be called a game do not necessarily lead to. learning. leader in the field of instructional technology takes on the question: Is it right to. advocate games as a main or frequent instructional strategy?

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#mlw2013 m4d report on Global Mobile on the Move

Ignatia Webs

While attending UNESCO's mobile learning week in Paris, I will disseminate some of the information that comes up and might be off use. One of the publications linking to mobiles for development are two publications mentioned by Martine Koopman of IICD : Mobile on the Move and a publication focusing on a step-by-step ICT for social innovation publication. The report can be downloaded for free here.

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.

Resources from Training 2013 Conference and Expo #trg13

Kapp Notes

The presentation was a great deal of fun. We played “Fact or Fishy” Had a great audience and we had a great deal of fun. Team A got beaten fairly handidly so Team B gets accolades throughout the land. Here is a copy of my slides from the presentation. Games, Interactivity, Gamification for Learning: Creating Engaged Learners from Karl Kapp. Here is a link to the Poll Everywhere software I used to play the Fact or Fishy Game. Companies Mentioned Designing Digitally. Enspire Learning. CodeBaby. EduNeering Zombies Run. Game On! Learning. Knowledge Guru. Raptivity(Games Pack). 2006).

Future Learning Envionments (@timbuckteeth)

Dont Waste Your Time

I wasn’t able to get the the Learning Technologies conference and exhibition this year, so I missed Steve Wheeler’s talk. But, thanks to the wonders of technology I followed it online and can watch it again and again. Wouldn’t you agree? ” Anyway, watch Steve’s talk, it’s worth it. Related posts: Rhizomatic Learning: What is it?

Why tablets will make the human race just… smarter.

eFront

The history of mankind has shown that information is the fundamental leverage factor for our mental development. The most profound moments throughout time have to do with changes in the way information was communicated, stored, processed. After inventing language and writing, the most important development was the modern communication networks. And now, the tablet. And she is old.

How the ‘Anchoring Effect’ Affects eLearning Scenario Development

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: In eLearning scenario development,anchoring has two sides: it can be used to work for or work against the objectives of interactive storytelling. Although anchoring connotes a certain negativity, it also has good uses in eLearning development. __ Image source: [link] Anchoring is described as a bias in decision making. The Science Daily).

Business+MOOCs

Jay Cross

Business+MOOCs. Discuss. February 27, 9:30 am Pacific time. Join the Google+ Learning Community to stay in the loop. Expected: Jay Cross. George Siemens. Stephen Downes. Dave Cormier. Center for Creative Leadership. Invited: Daphe Koller, Coursera. Udacity. Curt Bonk. Who else should be there? __. __. __. If you’re new here, be aware that I am on Walkabout. Pursuing what my gut tells me is #1 on Walkabout. The white-heat focus is for this month and next is learning. MOOCs just hijacked my attention for the next few days. Jokes. Frenzy. Scalable. Exponential. Disintermediating.

Little Red Riding Hood 2.0: Creative Use of Scientific Data to Enhance Interactive Stories

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: Scientific data is usually presented as raw boring information. However, creative eLearning developers can effectively use these to add impact to interactive storytelling. Learn how to use scientific data in story telling like ‘The Tech and Science Behind Little Red Riding Hood’ featured in the American Scientific. __ Watch the video ‘The Tech and Science Behind Little Red Riding Hood’.

The Burden of Knowing

Ellen Wagner

Important questions can get swept aside when the rumble of excitement about future possibilities are loudest. Nowhere is this more clear than in the emerging arena of learning analytics. The fact that we can track information just about anytime, anyplace. Analytics Business Innovation Technology Trends

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

Sneak Peek: Knowledge Guru Question Creation Wizard for Gamification

Bottom-Line Performance

It’s amazing what you learn standing in a trade show booth. When we launched our Knowledge Guru game engine at DevLearn in October 2012, we knew we were bringing something new to the market. There would be questions, needs, and requirements from customers that we had never anticipated. Guess what? We were right! We were reaffirmed by the general interest in the Knowledge Guru game engine.

Social Learning in Business

Learning and Working on the Web

Social learning is how work gets done in the network era. But what does that really mean? Our dominant frameworks for structuring work are currently hierarchical structures, like corporations and bureaucracies. But these structures are failing us, as the world gets so networked that traditional command & control structures cannot deal with the rapid change and increasing complexity. Just one.

Paint boxes and used cars: tactile and tacit

Dave's Whiteboard

In the Learning Creative Learning online course, one suggested activity this week was to read Gears of My Childhood , Seymour Papert’s essay on how playing with gears as a very young child has influenced his life, and to share with others in the course a similar reflection based on your own experience. I’ve enjoyed reading many of these. felt so professional! Does it sag and look beat?

Apparently I’ve been ‘a bit quiet’

Tayloring it

Whilst having a Skype chat a few days ago the person I was speaking to suggested that my blogging frequency had died down a bit. Co-designing, arranging, marketing and launching our Learner Survey  in partnership with Towards Maturity. blog series to follow). Designing, creating, marketing and launching an online programme that builds upon an approach that Google themselves use and demonstrated at Devlearn. (blog blog post/series to follow). Organising an ‘in house’ COLF programme for my colleagues in the L&D team. blog series to follow).

Norman’s Design of Future Things

Clark Quinn

Donald Norman’s book, The Design of Everyday Things is a must-read for anyone who creates artifacts or interfaces for humans. This one goes forward in the same vein, but talking about how new tech in the roughly 20 years since that book came out, and the implications. There are some interesting thoughts, though few hints for learning. And, in the latter case, when and how we’re kept alert (pilots lose attention trying to monitor an auto-pilot, even falling asleep). He covers a range of data points from existing circumstances as well as experiments in new approaches. Be predictable.

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.

ACOFP eLearning Portal for CME

Association eLearning

Download the ACOFP  Medical Learning Management System Case Study as a PDF. The American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) is a professional medical association that works to promote excellence in osteopathic family medicine through quality education, visionary leadership and responsible advocacy for its more than 20,000 members. THE SOLUTION. THE RESULT. Share this on Facebook.

The Forge: Episode 26 with Dave Gray and Troy Stein

Visual Lounge

The Forge, as a show concept, has been about trying and experimenting, even if it was minor changes and adjustments. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t… but we always hope to try new things. Click here for live stream at 2pm ET (Thursday, February 21, 2013). We’ll post the show on YouTube and here after it airs as well. Two great segments are on their way to you. The Forg

CAS eLearning Portal for CME

Association eLearning

Download the CAS  Medical Learning Management System Case Study as a PDF. The Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS) enables anesthesiologists to excel in patient care through research, education and advocacy. However, CAS found its current online learning platform difficult to maintain and use. To overcome these challenges, CAS began researching alternative solutions. THE SOLUTION. THE RESULT.

Even Better eLearning Authoring Software with New Easygenerator Release!

easygenerator

We have a new version of easygenerator released, it is rolled out to all free edition instances and all subscription instances in the past weeks to enable you to create even better eLearning courses. In this blog we will give you an overview off some of the new elearning authoring software functionalities. In the previous release all courses had an easygenerator watermark. Your feedback was that that was too much, so we have changed it. It is removed and replaced by a small ‘created with easygenerator logo’ on the bottom of the page. New eLearning Authoring Software Functionalities.

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

ICAAP eLearning Portal for CME

Association eLearning

Download the ICAAP Medical Learning Management System Case Study as a PDF. The Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) is an organization serving about 2,300 pediatricians in Illinois. ICAAP has provided classroom-based medical home improvement education seminars throughout the state of Illinois for a number of years. THE SOLUTION. MOC Part IV (Practice Improvement CME) Tool.

Even better elearning authoring with new easygenerator release

easygenerator

New release rolled out. We have a new version of easygenerator released, it is rolled out to all free edition instances and all subscription instances in the past weeks to enable you to create even better eLearning courses. In this blog we will give you an overview off some of the new functionalities. Free edition: The look and feel of your e-Learning course. In the previous release all courses had an easygenerator watermark. Your feedback was that that was too much, so we have changed it. It is removed and replaced by a small 'created with easygenerator logo' on the bottom of the page.

The Forge: Episode 26 with Dave Gray and Troy Stein

Visual Lounge

The Forge, as a show concept, has been about trying and experimenting, even if it was minor changes and adjustments. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t… but we always hope to try new things. Click here for live stream at 2pm ET (Thursday, February 21, 2013). We’ll post the show on YouTube and here after it airs as well. Two great segments are on their way to you.