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Using storytelling in e-learning: An e-learning strategy

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Stories are often a popular mode of learning in our formative years.  In adult learning, they can prove to be equally impactful. Stories can effectively lighten the mood, bringing relief to the monotony of learning. They can be helpful in citing examples for the learner to relate or learn from. Illustrated stories: A story can be told with the help of graphics and images – much like a comic strip.

Use of Challenge in Gamification and Learning Design

Kapp Notes

Challenge is a strong motivator in learning (Malone, 1981; Schlechty, 1997; Jones et al., 1994). challenge is a call to engage in a difficult, but achievable task. Uncertain outcomes are challenging because of the variability depending on the use’s actions, multiple goals, hidden information and randomness (Wilson et. 2009). White, 1959). Structural Gamification. Content Gamification. References.

Why scenarios are the future of e-learning

Clive on Learning

I hate to say it, after so many years of trying to reverse the trend, but it seems that far too many people (finance directors excepted) really dislike e-learning. First let me be clear, I am using a narrow definition of e-learning here. I''m referring to those interactive self-study materials which employees sit and complete on their own (if they can''t get someone else to do it for them). I''m not referring to virtual classrooms, online content such as web articles and videos, or any form of social media. People don''t dislike all e-learning. Scenarios are the future of e-learning.

Strain the Brain for Better Results

Social Learning

Instructional Designers often strive to develop training material that is concise and easily digested by the target learners. They also strive to create assessments and questions that are valid, clear, and direct. Learning Style Theory Cognitive Strain CRT elearning instructional design Learning Theory

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Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

Stuck with a bunch of Flash-based courses that cannot be viewed on mobile devices? This eBook will take you through the steps to convert existing courses into HTML 5 format and make it compatible with the latest devices and browsers.

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Adobe RoboHelp 11: Responsive HTML5

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel      When I teach my  two-day Adobe RoboHelp class , students quickly learn that they need to generate a Layout (via the Single Source Layouts pod) before they can deliver usable Help content to their users. During the class, attendees learn the strengths and weaknesses of each type of layout. Here's how Responsive HTML5 works. Interested? 

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ELearning is Re-Shaping Higher Ed

LearnDash

Online education is surely on the rise. The cost effective approach to virtual learning environments just makes sense. The important thing to remember though is that online learning does not mean that the entire course content is located online. Still, elearning and online education approaches are only going to continue to gain in popularity. Online Education in Higher Ed. University.

One More Thing … #BYOD4L

Dont Waste Your Time

I didn’t want to leave my journey into #BYOD4L without one final reflective ‘thought’ I wanted it to be different, graphical, interesting, and fun. From the Foldify avatar I produced for the final day of ‘creating’ I had the spark of an idea … and here it is! YouTube: BYOD4L Reflection. The list of my BYOD4L posts will grow, so use this link to see them all.

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A course is not the solution to every problem: Case Study 1

Jane Hart

This is the first of three case studies that shows how courses are not the solution to every learning or performance problem. These posts have been adapted from posts that first appeared on my blog in 2010. The Sales Manager of a consumer electronics company was concerned about the length of time it was taking [.]. Social learning

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.

The Aura Of Learning: Technology

Upside Learning

Following Alan Samuel’s article on Pervasive Learning "The OMNIPRESENCE Of Learning", he now examines ‘pervasive’ technology and it’s conscious and unconscious effect on learning…and looks for ways to harness and use the incredibly powerful ‘aura’ of knowledge within which we live and work. In my search for all the weird and wonderful technology that we […]. Upside Learning eLearning Pervasive Learning

Where Is Your Money Going?

CLO Magazine

Look at training across your entire organization and bring it together. Guess what? You’re spending a lot more money on training and development than you thought. And a lot of it is being wasted. Let me explain. Corporate training is one of the few business functions that happens everywhere all the time. So a manager assigns someone to be the trainer. We know this is true. Last year the U.S.

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NMC horizon #report 2014 on #education in #HighEd

Ignatia Webs

The NMC horizon report is ALWAYS an inspiration. Although I do think about latest trends, this 52 page report always brings the most important trends together in a comprehensive and brief overview. While reading the challenges I did wonder whether the priorities were complete. mean, maybe it is not being the best that matters, but getting all on board? The pdf version is available at [link].

The Business of Instructional Design: Career Tips for Thinking Beyond the Storyboard by Tracy Bissette

Learning Solutions Magazine

What’s the difference between an instructional designer (ID) and a lead or senior instructional designer? It’s more than simply having more knowledge of design principles and learning theory! The critical factors. are all about business. Here are some tips on developing these business skills, specifically as they pertain. to instructional design.

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.

Snagit for Google Chrome Update – text formatting, annotation changes, and bug fixes

Visual Lounge

Since we launched Snagit for Google Chrome™ back in November, the team hasn’t slowed down, even through this treacherous Michigan winter we’ve had. Our users have opened the flood gates and told us that they love the capture capability, but wanted more options in terms of annotating the images. Well, ask and you shall receive–we’ve been hard at work putting that feedback into action.

Avoid Learner Overload: Five Rules for eLearning Course Design

SHIFT eLearning

Imagine sitting down at a computer to complete an eLearning course and instantly becoming confused, overwhelmed, and frustrated with the amount of information that is being dumped on you at once. Many employees that participate in eLearning courses report this as a complaint. In this attempt to provide as much information as possible, the course falls victim to information overload. Use cues.

Any colour you like: Learner autonomy and choice

Learning with e's

''You can have any colour you like, as long as it''s black'' - Henry Ford Some of the best work American author Daniel Pink has done has been around intrinsic motivation. In his book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us , Pink argues that the strongest urges to do anything significant come from within. Autonomy figures strongly, as does our desire for mastery. Purpose has no end.

Already Own TCS5? Adobe Offering Awesome Savings on TCS5 Annual Subscription

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

All existing customers of Adobe Technical Communication Suite, Adobe FrameMaker and Adobe RoboHelp are eligible to take advantage of a limited promotional offer from Adobe. You can purchase subscription licenses of Adobe Technical Communication Suite 5 at 40% off for an entire year. While you still have plenty of time to order TCS5 and enjoy the 40% discount, Adobe has indicated that the offer ends sometime in July.    More information.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Which Video Creation and Editing Tool Is Right for You?

ATD Learning Technologies

With the many creation and editing tools available, you can create video content affordably, quickly, and easily—even if you’re a novice user. It’s often just a matter of selecting the tool (or tools, realistically) that’s right for you. Click here to read full version

Top 3 Informal Learning Tips

Everything E-Learning

Do your employees struggle to keep up with all the latest trends, new data and constantly changing business information? Today, workers need to be able to learn on demand, as well as to maximize their annual training. Informal learning helps employees stay knowledgeable and ready for industry shifts. Want to initiate more informal learning in your organization? Check out these tips!

Learn a New Skill: 4 Invaluable Tips on How to Get and Stay Motivated

OpenSesame

Maybe I should go to the gym. Perhaps if I got a personal trainer, I could lose the 20 pounds I gained over the past 2 years. could fast for a few days or try that juice-cleanse everyone is talking about. That might do the trick. Fine, I’ll go to the gym and run on the treadmill, even though I would rather be on the couch. How many times has this script (or something similar) run through your head?

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Report: Stress Neglected at Work

CLO Magazine

Stress was identified as the biggest concern in the workplace, followed by back strains and heavy lifting, according to a new report. Brooklyn, N.Y. — A new report released by mysafetysign.com shows that stress is the most overlooked concern in the workplace, with health and safety professionals saying companies need to pay more attention to the impact of stress on employees. While 19 percent of surveyed respondents identified back strains as the most overlooked concern, 16 percent said heavy lifting and 15 percent were most concerned with repetitive strain injuries. Source: MySafetySig

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

BJ Fogg Training 14 #trg14 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

BJ Fogg gave a lively and focused presentation. Seen him before, but great to renew, and there were further extensions. Very worthwhile! design meta-learning

The Thinking Behind a Branching Scenario

E-learning Uncovered

I just came back from ASTD’s TechKnowledge conference in Las Vegas where I held a Creation Station on how to create a branching scenario in Captivate.  Whether you are using Captivate, Lectora, Articulate, or any other tool, it is certainly important to know which buttons to click to set it up properly.  But it is even more important that you first set it up properly in your mind. Will it vary?

Thoughts on Evaluating Non-Formal Learning

The E-Learning Curve

In previous posts, I’ve suggested that knowledge workers under time-pressure and with high demands on their skills are motivated to continually educate themselves on new topics. In small- to mid-sized enterprises, for example, workers are required to learn new skills, behaviours and attitudes in the context of their functional tasks. As they do not necessarily […] Thoughts on Evaluating Non-Formal Learning is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. learning experiential learning theory Jonassen Kirkpatrick non-formal learning scaffolding Schon training evaluation model

Study: L&D Spending Soars in 2013

CLO Magazine

Overall spending on training increased 15 percent to $1,169 per learner on average in 2013, according to a new study. Oakland, Calif. — Feb. Research and advisory firm Bersin by Deloitte announced on Tuesday new research showing that overall spending on training increased 15 percent to $1,169 per learner on average in 2013. The rise in training spending is a signal that businesses are responding to a growing skills gap as the economy recovers by investing more in employee development. Training Market.” ” Nearly 300 U.S. Technology organizations invest more in development.

How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

A staggering 80% of sales professionals report they don’t remember or implement their lessons from annual sales kickoff meetings.Our new publication, available below, explores how companies can avoid costly mistakes in sales training.

Jill Bolte Taylor Training 14 #trg14 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Jill Bolte Taylor gave a rapid fire overview of our cognitive anatomy and insights about how we act and why. Most importantly, she gave us a powerful message about how we can choose who and how we can be. meta-learning social

Tech Headlines for February 2014

ATD Learning Technologies

Tech headlines for February 2014 include: Google Acquires Deep Mind, 2018 North America Mobile Edugame Market to Reach $410.2M, New Patent Mapping System Helps Find Innovation Pathways, More Than 7 Million Students Taking Online Courses, TrainingIndustry.com Announces Top 20 Authoring Tools Companies. Click here to read full version

Exaggeration and Alignment

Clark Quinn

In addition to my keynote and session at last week’s Immersive Learning University event, I was on a panel with Eric Bernstein, Andy Peterson, & Will Thalheimer. As we riffed about Immersive Learning, I chimed in with my usual claim about the value of exaggeration, and Will challenged me, which led to an interesting discussion and (in my mind) this resolution. So, I talk about exaggeration as a great tool in learning design. Will challenged me about the need for transfer, and that the closer the learning experience is to the performance environment, the better the transfer.