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Four Phases of Learning

Social Learning

How Many Accelerated Learning Phases Are There? In the training world, the optimum number seems to be “four.”  There are four learning styles, four stages of competence, and a four-level evaluation model. There is also a four-phase learning cycle. There are different ways of thinking about the learning cycle and different numbers of phases.  This is what it is: Preparation: Arousing Interest.

Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers. Like so many other Google products, this one is in beta and is gradually opening up to more users. One unique aspect separates Plus from other Google services. This is a more manageable approach for dealing with the humongous amount of incoming data that social networks generate. For now, it remains a geeky sort of place.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Show For the Rest of the Project. Or Not

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. If you'd like to repeat an object over a majority of your slides, one of the easiest ways to proceed is to select the object and, on the Properties panel, Timing group, select Display for rest of project. Alternatively, you can create and use master slides. However, working with master slides involves multiple steps (creating them and then using them). Preview the project.

Four Phases of Learning

Social Learning

How Many Accelerated Learning Phases Are There? In the training world, the optimum number seems to be “four.”  There are four learning styles, four stages of competence, and a four-level evaluation model. There is also a four-phase learning cycle. There are different ways of thinking about the learning cycle and different numbers of phases.  This is what it is: Preparation: Arousing Interest.

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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Everyone has one

Learning with e's

Everyone has one - a personal learning environment, that is. Just look around when you are next sat on a bus or train, and you will see people sat listening with earbuds or using their mobile phones. Some will be reading books, or Kindles. Others will be discussing current affairs with their friends, or reading newspapers. It's quite simple. We all learn. We all use tools to help us learn.

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Why You Need PowerPoint 2010 for Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I get a lot of questions about upgrading to PowerPoint 2010. Most people who ask are still using PowerPoint 2003. Starting with PowerPoint 2007, there are many features that make the rapid elearning process much more efficient. detailed some of those features in this post on why PowerPoint 2007 helps you build better elearning. Enhanced Picture Editing. Remove Backgrounds from Pictures.

Sample branching scenario + cool tool

Making Change

Branching scenarios can be a pain to design. Happily, you can use a simple tool called Twine to easily draft the scenario and produce it. In this post we’ll look at a scenario that I wrote to demonstrate Twine’s basic features and to make a point about teaching through stories. You have to quickly learn the necessary Zeko terms to navigate the roads and respond to events along the way.

Battle of the Century: eLearning vs. Classroom Learning

OpenSesame

Check out our new infographic: Battle of the Century: eLearning vs. Classroom Learning. Good Times Infographics

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.

Sample branching scenario + cool tool

Making Change

Branching scenarios can be a pain to design. Happily, you can use a simple tool called Twine to easily draft the scenario and produce it. In this post we’ll look at a scenario that I wrote to demonstrate Twine’s basic features and to make a point about teaching through stories. You have to quickly learn the necessary Zeko terms to navigate the roads and respond to events along the way.

Beginning Instructional Authoring: Why C.R.A.P. Is Exactly What's Needed (Part 1) by Patti Shank

Learning Solutions Magazine

Expanding on last month’s column about alignment of graphics, here are the first two of four overarching principles of visual design. Try them – they make a real difference in the appearance and effectiveness of your content! Design Techniques Graphics Media

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Mentoring 2.0: Why Gen Y Demands a New Approach

Mindflash

If asked to picturing mentoring in action, you’d most likely imagine a seasoned, grey-haired veteran out to lunch with an eager 20-something, sharing his or her hard-won business wisdom. But is this the same image you’d get if you asked a member of Gen Y (aka, the Millennials), who, after all, actually make up the majority of modern day mentees? Virtual is fine. Why stop at one mentor?

21st Century Leadership

Jay Cross

The Network Era. When the economy went to hell in a handbasket a couple of years back, my gut told me this was not a downturn. Rather, the network economy had finally taken the wind out of the sails of the industrial age. The economy was not going to “bounce back.&# Instead, we were entering a new era. This was a total game changer. A new normal. Collaboration would crowd out giving orders.

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.

Looking to Teach or Facilitate Online? Learn the Secrets to Success

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The Art of Facilitating Online Training Classes. Published reports say " the average student in online learning conditions perform better than those receiving face-to-face instruction." " That's encouraging news for trainers and training companies looking to offer classes online. Before jumping into the online training world with both feet, consider this: the world is littered with online courses that fail. Typically, online classes that do not succeed are dull and far from interactive. Instructor: Kevin Siegel. Note:  Last minute registrations are always welcome!

Social, not mediated

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Earlier this year I wrote that social media for marketing is just the tip of the iceberg. The real power of social media are for getting things done. They facilitate learning and working; which are now joined at hip in the creative, complex workplace that’s 24/7 in multiple time zones and always-on. think phase one of social media is almost over. It started with the early adopters who were enthused and helpful. It is finishing with the carpet-baggers; all those social media gurus and brands who want to sell you stuff and see this as an easy marketplace. We are the product being sold.

How to pass candidate name into an assessment from Office 365’s SharePoint Online

SharePoint and Assessment

Calling a quiz, survey or test from SharePoint? Want to pass in the name of the candidate / student / participant into an external assessment program? How do you do this from Office 365’s SharePoint Online? You could use a third party or in-house developed web part, but SharePoint Online restricts many web parts for security reasons. Here is how my SharePoint Online account is set up:  .

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Keeping Youngsters Sharp with Video Games

Kapp Notes

Yesterday, I posted an article about the over 60 set and how video games help to keep them sharp. Staying Sharp with Video Games ). After I did that Rajneesh left a comment inquiring if the same was true for youngsters. It is. Here are some results from a study that examined the question of problem solving from a 3rd grade perspective. Source: Chuang, T.-Y., & Chen, W.-F. 2009). Effect of Computer-Based Video Games on Children: An Experimental Study. Educational Technology & Society, 12 (2), 1–10. Design develop Games

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.

Eye of the tiger

E-Learning Provocateur

In my previous post, Learning vs Development , I connected Cook-Greuter’s bidirectional view of development to the two sides of the L&D equation: horizontal growth representing the “L&# and vertical transformation representing the “D&#. It describes increases in what we are aware of, or what we can pay attention to, and therefore what we can influence and integrate.&#.

Captivate Hands-on Training: Using Objects in Adobe Captivate 5.5

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Using Objects in Adobe Captivate 5.5 Date and time: Thursday, Aug 4, 2011 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish for a hands-on session on how to add standard and interactive objects in Adobe Captivate 5.5. They will also discuss the best practices of using these objects in [.]. Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 Rapid Authoring rapid elearning

Management Skill Coaching Vs. Training: 4 Key Questions to Help Close the Gaps

Mindflash

It’s not always easy to determine whether a management skill gap requires coaching or training. During the past few weeks I’ve been presented with a few situations that required review to identify the best approach. The following list of questions helps to make the determination: 1. Is The Skill Gap New? The long term department head has recently been plagued with high turnover. What’s the Goal?

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Captivate Training: Roundtripping Adobe Captivate Content with Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Roundtripping Adobe Captivate Content with Adobe Photoshop Date and time: Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish for an exciting session on Photoshop roundtripping. Learn how to instantly update Adobe Photoshop files imported in Adobe Captivate projects, invoke Adobe Photoshop from within Adobe Captivate, [.]. Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 Photoshop Roundtripping

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.

Moodle training news

Moodle Journal

Last week was our official end of term and so classes are now over for the academic year, which opens the way for other activities such as staff training, and this morning I delivered the Introduction and Web 2.0 think I could a make tentative assumption from this that for many staff the idea of training during term time is still difficult to manage. Please stay in touch for updates, regards Barr

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Captivate Hands-on Training: Enhancing Adobe Captivate Content with Audio

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Enhancing Adobe Captivate Content with Audio Date and time: Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh for a hands-on session on using audio in Adobe Captivate. They will take you through different options to add, edit, and record audio to either slides or to [.]. Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 audio Rapid Authoring text to speech

Door Hanger Inspiration: Steel Texture Background

eLearning Brothers

I am often asked where I get inspiration for design. Well, I always answer, everywhere! Sometimes it is in nature, other times it is from a TV commercial, and times like today it is from a door hanger delivered in the mail box. received this door hanger in my mail box (not sure why it wasn’t hung on my door…) and I thought that it could make a cool eLearning design for a future course.

Leading Learning Forward

Jane Hart

Tweet I’ve just updated my article The State of Learning in the Workplace Today with Part 1:  20 reasons why traditional Training/L&D departments need to change. Part 2: Moving L&D forwards will be available shortly

Cost alone doesn't drive outsourcing', says Brandon Hall's latest report

Download 'The Buyer-Provider Partnership: The Key to High-Quality Custom Content', Brandon Hall's report on eLearning Outsourcing, to understand the drivers of eLearning Outsourcing & how the buyer-provider partnership is the key to quality custom content

Design Inspiration

eLearning Brothers

Have you ever created a new file in Photoshop, Flash, or any other application, and found yourself just staring at the blank canvas not knowing where to begin? Sometimes the blank canvas can be a little intimidating. personally love the thought of starting a new file and design. thrive off the opportunity to be creative and to truly create something new.

PKM Summary

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet. As a knowledge support for myself, workshop participants and readers, I have put together my main posts on personal knowledge management as a sub-page of my Key Posts page. Since I’ve written dozens of posts on the subject and modified my approach over the years, I thought this might be helpful as a start page. seek; I sense; we share. NetworkedLearning PKM