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5 Tips For Proofreading Your Own eLearning Content

Upside Learning

Warning: The first paragraph of this post contains 4 spelling mistakes. dare you to find them. In an earlier blog post, I wrote about how eLearning proofreading can sometimes get tricky. In this post, I have included 5 time-tested tips to help you become an ace at proofreading your own eLearning content. 1. Get Into the Proofreader’s Shoes. Proofreading eLearning content is boring. Invest Time.

M-learning: What's the big deal?

Clive on Learning

Just released is the eLearning Guild’s new report, Mobile Learning: The Time Is Now , put together by Clark Quinn, who really knows his stuff on this topic. If Clark says the time is now, it probably is. In fact it probably has been since the first iPhone was launched and certainly once we got the iPad. Before that, the very idea of mobile learning was a bit bizarre. In some respects m-learning is no big deal, because mobile devices are already ubiquitous and essential performance aids. So, computers you have with you everywhere you go, is that a big deal? I don’t know, perhaps it is.

My daughter, poster child for 21st Century learning

Allison Rossett

Tweet. Welcome two guest bloggers, Ken and Darby Hubbell, father and daughter. . First, from Ken– It is my humble opinion (and rather biased, I will admit) that my 8th grade daughter, Darby, is a prime example of what it means to be a 21st Century student. And just how does my prodigy achieve this array of abilities? Is she a savant? Is she genetically enhanced? These children want to learn.

What the Demise of Draw Something Should Teach Trainers

Mindflash

A couple of months ago, the smartphone app/game Draw Something had been downloaded by 35 million people and was being played daily by 15 million users, making it the hottest smartphone game in the country. The company that made it, OMGPOP, was bought for $200 million by Zynga, and it seemed Draw Something was poised to overtake Angry Birds as the biggest game in the world. What is Draw Something?

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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Informal learning is

Learning and Working on the Web

Stephen Hart has a good series of quotes on informal and social learning on his website. Sometimes the right quote gets the message across faster than a long explanatory paragraph. Informal Learning

3 Books by eLearning Experts

The eLearning Coach

Check out these eLearning Books: social media and training, eLearning ideas and thoughts on eLearning. Post from: The eLearning Coach 3 Books by eLearning Experts. Book Reviews

Happy Forge Day! Join us live at 2pm ET

Visual Lounge

Join us today for a very special episode of The Forge, filled with practical tips, a hijink or two, and exciting announcements about upcoming TechSmith events. Hint: ScreencastCamp!) This episode will wrap up the 2nd season of The Forge, so we’ll make sure to finish with a bang. We'll go live right here on the blog at 2:00pm EDT today (May 17). The Twitter hashtag is #tscforge.

What L&D Pros Need to Know About Sales Training

Mindflash

The following post first appeared on Dave Stein’s Commentary on Sales Effectiveness blog , and is republished here with permission. On Monday I attended and presented at ASTD’s (American Society of Training and Development) 2012 International Conference and Exposition. Thanks to Mike Galvin for inviting me to contribute to the Sales Enablement track. Another smart guy.

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.

Brandon’s App of the Week – AppStart for iPad

Bottom-Line Performance

Each week Brandon Penticuff , Bottom-Line Performance’s Director of Technology and admitted app-obsessed iOS user will share an app that he is using that week. Whether it is an app to make you more productive, teach you something, or simply entertain you, we hope that you’ll enjoy learning about them! The app’s approach is to break down the various “How do I do this?”

The Knowledge Funnel: A New Model for Learning by Elliot Washor and Charles Mojkowski (Part 1 of 2)

Spark Your Interest

See on Scoop.it – Organizational Learning and Development. Editor’s Note: We have two guest bloggers today — Elliot Washor and Charles Mojkowski, Elliot is co-founder of Big Picture Learning, a global leader in education innovation with 62 highly successful… See on www.edutopia.org.

Brandon’s App of the Week – AppStart for iPad

Bottom-Line Performance

Each week Brandon Penticuff , Bottom-Line Performance’s Director of Technology and admitted app-obsessed iOS user will share an app that he is using that week. Whether it is an app to make you more productive, teach you something, or simply entertain you, we hope that you’ll enjoy learning about them! This week’s app is “ AppStart for iPad ”, a really handy guide on how to find the best apps to get the most of out of your iPad. The app’s approach is to break down the various “How do I do this?” This is a great way to help make that job easier for someone. Grab Bag

The Knowledge Funnel: A New Model for Learning by Elliot Washor and Charles Mojkowski (Part 1 of 2)

Spark Your Interest

See on Scoop.it – Organizational Learning and Development. Editor’s Note: We have two guest bloggers today — Elliot Washor and Charles Mojkowski, Elliot is co-founder of Big Picture Learning, a global leader in education innovation with 62 highly successful… See on www.edutopia.org.

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.

CFA Organizational Benefits

Your Training Edge

There are numerous benefits to both the organization and the individual in relation to the CFA designation. We have discussed many of these benefits, but let’s take a look at the benefits that the organization can gain and utilize if you are looking to bring in CFA charterholders. Keep in mind that you may also be considering moving some of your existing associates through the CFA designation, so all of the organizational benefits we are discussing would apply in either situation. First, let’s examine the overall organizational benefit, the level playing field.

Applying Expertise

Clark Quinn

I’m trying to get my mind around how the information we’re finding out about expertise matches to the types of problems people face. Clearly, you want to align your investments appropriately to situations you face.  If you look across the literature on expertise, and the recent writing on how our brains work (c.f. Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow ), you see an emerging picture of expertise. Starting with the types of problems, there are more than just the problems we know and the ones we don’t. Then there are the complex problems that require deeper expertise.

UPDATED: Happy Forge Day! Join us live at 2pm ET

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Join us today for a very special episode of The Forge, filled with practical tips, a hijink or two, and exciting announcements about upcoming TechSmith events. Hint: ScreencastCamp!) This episode will wrap up the 2nd season of The Forge, so we'll make sure to finish with a bang. UPDATE: If you missed the live stream, you can watch the recorded video below or on YouTube. Links mentioned in this episode Download the Brandyfesto PDF(includes details on the Draw Quad) Android users, be sure Continue reading. The Forge visual communication