Wed.Dec 05, 2012

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Learning On Tablets At Emirates Airlines

Upside Learning

It can be quite hard to find examples of tablets being leveraged for performance and learning in the public domain. Most companies are quite cagey about how they are using tablets and related technology for learning; to be honest, I don’t see why, but that is another matter altogether. Quite interesting to see an actual EPSS that works on a tablet. The rollout involves about 1000 devices.

Free eLearning authoring with easygenerator, already over a 1000 users!

Challenge to Learn

Reblogged from easygenerator.com : We launched the free edition of our on-line eLearning authoring tool November 1st at DevLearn. This week we registered user number 1.000. This post is to celebrate that first milestone. We had a lot of contact with the users of the free edition. We have a community in Yammer and we have at least two webinars per week to get them started. Question types. User base.

Trade Show Circuit 2013

eLearning 24-7

In just one month, the e-learning trade show season will be upon us.  While at one time there was little reason to be concerned, those days are way over. Too many e-learning shows. I’m not just talking about here in the states, but on earth (not sure about Mars, though). As a result, many of us (including myself) need to assess and weigh our options. Do we hit two sh0ws? Do we travel to Dubai or visit Denver? Vendors are assessing as well. How many shows and more importantly,which expos are the right ones to show at?  . ASTD TechKnowledge. Vendor Angle. must for any e-learning vendor.

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As we get more connected, do we lose focus?

Dont Waste Your Time

How Internet addiction is affecting our brain / Infographic. From the infographic above, “How Internet addiction is affecting our brain”, some of the figures are interesting – “is it a coincidence: as we get more connected, we seem to lose focus?” IAD will be added to the DSM-V (bible of psychology: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed.)

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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.

#25 to #11 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

It is the holiday season and for those who see me as the grinch (okay a few vendors do, but I digress) here is a special post.  Next week, 12-12-12, will be #10 to #1 learning management systems for 2012. This week:  #25 to #11 (cheering and booing is allowed, but please keep it to yourself). Drum Roll please. #25 Mindflash.com. They are a next gen of lite LMSs (feel free my post “When is a LMS, Not a LMS”). They were once in my top five a year ago, but no more. While their UI is very user friendly, they really haven’t done much in terms of new cool features in 2012.

Free eLearning Templates

eLearning Brothers

Are you looking for some free eLearning templates? Well, we can help with that. Our eLearning Template Library now has a “freebies” category. Once you create a free user account, you’ll have access to download any free templates that we release.  Just visit the Freebies section of the library every so often to see what new templates we’ve released. Cutout People Videos.

Feeding Your Learning Ecosystem

JPL Learning

There are more options than ever before for people to engage in learning. The Internet is rich with content and networks where you can tap into specialized knowledge and content. As a leader in learning and development, you too have more options than ever before for developing and delivering training. But how do you decide where to invest. You also have security, privacy and policy considerations.

Learning Lessons from Black Ops 2

Integrated Learnings

by Jonathan Shoaf. As a boy growing up in a neighborhood full of kids, I understood the importance of a challenge. challenge is where you put all your skills to use to beat an opponent. The challenge pushes you beyond your current skill level. It is something to prepare for and something to learn from. In my days the challenges involved things like throwing rocks, wrestling, and bicycle racing. started to think about how I learn in the game. quickly realized that there are many similarities between learning to excel at a multiplayer video game and learning to excel on the job.

Future Perfect

Learning and Working on the Web

What is a “peer progressive”? Steven Johnson, in Future Perfect , describes a person who is neither right-wing nor left-wing, ignoring the labels of 20th century politics, and one who embraces the power of networks for the betterment of society. When a need arises in society that goes unmet, our first impulse should be to build a peer network to solve that problem. Books

Does Your Training Prepare Participants for Performance?

Kirkpatricks

This quick tip series provides fast and inexpensive ways to reach Levels 3 and 4. It’s based on the popular webinar entitled Getting to Kirkpatrick Levels 3 and 4. Jim was working with a client a few years back that had won a number of industry awards for their training programs. One of their showcase programs was their new hire onboarding program. They were especially pleased with their Level 1 survey results. “We consistently average 4.8 on a 5 point scale! To be honest, we don’t think we need to consider any changes to that program,” they said. &rdquo

Using the New Custom Content Page and Alternate Mobile Content

Developer on Duty

With the November 27th release, we have added a new custom content page. This page now allows you to add and create custom Flash or HTML5 data to your courses. You are able to do this 2 separate ways. You can either add a Flash or HTML5 file that you have already created or you can use our WYSIWYG editor and create your own HTML5 data. It can be found under the Custom category. eLearning Strategy

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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.

EMEA Reporter: Immersive Training in South Africa by Nic Laycock

Learning Solutions Magazine

Faced with an increasingly common situation in developing nations—economic growth that brings a huge influx of qualified but inexperienced professionals into a workforce that does not have enough experienced people to coach them—a South African electricity utility is innovating immersive simulations to give the new workers what they need. Here is their story.

What Kind of Instructional Design Do You Do?

The Writers Gateway

Ask 3 different people, the question : What is Instructional Design? Now compare and contrast the responses. I am sure you will be amazed at the different perspectives you get. As far as I know, Instructional Design exists in different forms and Instructional Design might mean different things to different people. How you perceive/describe Instructional Design depends on your: Location/Context. Nature of work you do. Here are 3 scenarios to illustrate this: PS: Some scenarios here may apply only to Indian workplaces. Scenario 1. Scenario 2. Now this is a highly challenging task.  Scenario 3.

Course of the Week: Train Your Retail Team to Recognize Counterfeit Currency

OpenSesame

Check out our course of the week by Counterfeit Forensics, LLC: Train Your Team to Recognize Counterfeit Currency! Course of the Week

DevLearn Conference Video: Putting Design Back into ID

Learning Visions

At DevLearn this year, the eLearning Guild taped a number of sessions and has made them available to members. I was honored to have my session recorded: Putting "Design" back into Instructional Design. eLearning Guild members can access the video archive on the eLearning Guild's website: The eLearning Guild: Putting "Design" back into Instructional Design. If you do take the time to watch the video, I'd love constructive feedback and ideas for how I can improve this session for the future! Thanks for watching

Bringing Design Inspiration to Everyday Work

OpenSesame

I have to start by saying that I typically don''t make New Year resolutions; when I see something that I want to change, I go ahead and do it. But this week, while traveling, I did something that I often do while away but rarely do at home: I went to a design exhibit. In this case, the subject was Norman Bel Geddes, the great mid-century designer/architect/futurist.

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.

MBAs, Innovation, and Organizational Performance

There Is No Chalk

As Juliana Davies succinctly puts it in her post today, corporate culture is often one of the most essential parts of organizational leadership for small businesses. There Is No Chalk is no stranger to corporate improvements and “outside the box” thinking, and Juliana’s ideas dovetail nicely with things that have been talked about here in the past. Juliana writes full-time about the b-school

2013 Association LMS Tagoras Report Launched

Web Courseworks

I am excited to announce that Tagoras has published the 2013 Association LMS Report today.  We have been a part of Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele’s research report since the very first one published in September 2009. It’s amazing to see how far our CourseStage LMS offering has come in that time, and it’s also [.]. eLearning 2013 Association LMS Report AMS association Celisa Steele CourseCreate CourseStage Jeff Cobb LMS Tagoras Web Courseworks

Another Guest Posting?!?!?!?

In the Middle of the Curve

2 guest posts in one year! That's more than I've done in almost 6+ years of blogging. How Wendy prepares for a conference - as published in the ASTD TechKnowledge blog. Thanks Justin Brusino at ASTD for talking me into this

T&D Show Debuts in the Middle East

CLO Magazine

The Training and Development Show Middle East, a training and workplace learning exhibition and conference, opened Tuesday in Dubai. Dubai — Dec. 4 The Training and Development Show Middle East, a training and workplace learning exhibition and conference, opened Tuesday as hundreds of learning, HR and training professionals gathered to talk strategy, network and source the latest training products and services. Humaid Moh'd Al Qutami, minister of education and chairman of the board of the Federal Government Human Resources Authority. challenge. Source: Terrapinn Middle East FZ-LLC

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!

Free eLearning Authoring Software with Easygenerator

easygenerator

We launched the free edition of our online elearning authoring tool November 1st at DevLearn. This week we registered user number 1.000. This post is to celebrate that first milestone. This This post also contains information on extra functionality we will make available to the users of the free edition in the coming period and some facts and figures about those users. The highlights are: Branding.

Using the New Custom Content Page and Alternate Mobile Content

Developer on Duty

With the November 27th release, we have added a new custom content page. This page now allows you to add and create custom Flash or HTML5 data to your courses. You are able to do this 2 separate ways. You can either add a Flash or HTML5 file that you have already created or you can use our WYSIWYG editor and create your own HTML5 data. It can be found under the Custom category. eLearning Strategy

Free eLearning authoring with easygenerator

easygenerator

We launched the free edition of our online elearning authoring tool November 1st at DevLearn. This week we registered user number 1.000. This post is to celebrate that first milestone. This post also contains information on extra functionality we will make available to the users of the free edition in the coming period and some facts and figures about those users. The highlights are: Branding.