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Interactivity

Kapp Notes

The Advantages of Interactivity. There are many advantages of having learners interact with the subject matter they are learning. Studies, as well as common sense, indicate that interactivity helps the learner retain information as well as increasing the learner’s willingness to spend time with the material. In fact, Michael Grahame Moore editor of the American Journal of Distance Education, writes that interactivity between a learner and the content is “the defining characteristic of education. Horton [3] writes, “Interactivity boosts learning. References. [1] Moore, M. Karen Mantyla. 1998).

Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning is Wrong

Upside Learning

Admit it, didn’t the title of this post catch your eye? Coming back from vacation and digging into my feeds I found this interesting article from Wired – Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning is Wrong. While the title makes a sweeping statement, I found that’s not what the article is really about. Perhaps the reporter needed to relearn a thing or two and forget a few too.

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Week 2

Visual Lounge

We're turning the corner to the second week of the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive ! If you missed out on the first week, catch up here. This week each business created their first (or in some cases, second or third) screencast and sent us an exmaple. They also shared with us a little about their process, how they prepare and edit their videos, what challenges they faced, etc. CiesaDesign.

Adobe Acrobat X: Adding Description Fields to Document Properties

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Barb Binder    It's easy to ignore the Description tab of the Document Properties dialog box in Adobe Acrobat. You may never even think about it as you create, enhance and review your PDFs. But if you start amassing a large collection of PDFs, ignoring the Description tab would be a mistake. Basically, it's: Open up a native file in your source application. Create the PDF.

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Designing the killer experience

Clark Quinn

I haven’t been put in the place of having ultimate responsibility for driving a complete user experience for over a decade, though I’ve been involved in advising on a lot on many such. But I continue my decades long fascination with design, to the extent that it’s a whole category for my posts!  An article on how Apple’s iPhone was designed caused me to reflect. On one such project, I asked early on: “who owns the vision?” ”  The answer soon became clear that no one had complete ownership. And we were a team. design

Making Your eLearning Initiative an Internal Bestseller

OpenSesame

As elearning developers, training coordinators and instructional designers, we create great courses, programs and materials. But that''s only half the battle. How can we make sure we get wide adoption and engagement in the assets and resources populating our learning management systems? Right eLearning Solutions

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Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

Here is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas. have listed them below in chronological order, and also added a short quote from each of them to give you a flavour of what each is about. As with the first article, I’m going to call on some insights from Mr Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) for some help. Who Who Stole The Tarts? Why lock ‘em down?”

eSchool Media Award for Raptivity

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Every year the Ed-Tech Readers’ Choice Awards recognize the best products and services in education technology. In the 2012 Ed-Tech Readers’ Choice Awards, Raptivity ® has been recognized as the most sought after education technology under the K-12 category. This is a second time Rapvitiy has won this recognition. eSchool News Award for Raptivity This award is special as it is based on the voting by educators represening a large number of schools and colleges. Every year eSchool Media asks their readers to choose their top picks for school hardware, software, websites, and services.

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

Why training may not always be the right course of action – part 1

Onlignment

This series has 12 parts. First we’ll consider some well-known and tragic cases of under-performance, and we’ll pose the question, “If the people were trained, how could things go so badly wrong?” Then in Part 2 we’ll investigate why people do not get things right first time, every time, and we’ll examine six prime factors that prevent people from performing to the necessary standard. Part 3 is about how human error is explained by humans and Part 4 deals with memory. The factory of the future. There is a 20th century joke that I’ve often quoted down the years. Dateline of disasters.

My mouse is dead

Learning with e's

No, we haven't had a pet bereavement. and there is no tiny rodent laying legs up in its little cage (although. there's a thought. My daughter's pet mouse sometimes keeps us awake at night with its irritating noises.). No, I'm referring to that wonderful old computer peripheral device that was first introduced in the last century. But the fact is, the mouse is going the way of 5.25 My mouse is dead.

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I’m hanging out…

Tayloring it

……fancy joining me? I’ve been thinking about how I can maximise my use of G+ to add further value and I’ve come up with a plan. From now on, whenever I publish a blog post that is likely to encourage some comments I’m going to suggest a Google Hangout a couple of days later to discuss it in more detail. In fact, why am I waiting for my next blog post? See you there?

Marc My Words: eLearning Boot Camp by Marc J. Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

Traditional roles in training and education are in transition, and perhaps fading away. Specializations in eLearning are merging and morphing. What was current last year is now passé, and what was a blip on the horizon is now mainstream. In a time of constant change in our professions, how do you know where to focus your attention? The answer is continuous professional development, and here’s how.

Customer Training Completion Rates

Curious to learn how different factors in your training courses may affect completion rates? We crunched the numbers to help you set goals for course completion and build your content strategy. Download the study to learn what kind of content keeps learners engaged, how long courses should be, and more.

I’m hanging out…

Tayloring it

……fancy joining me? I’ve been thinking about how I can maximise my use of G+ to add further value and I’ve come up with a plan. From now on, whenever I publish a blog post that is likely to encourage some comments I’m going to suggest a Google Hangout a couple of days later to discuss it in more detail. In fact, why am I waiting for my next blog post? See you there?

The State of Sales Training in 2012: Top Trends and Takeaways

Mindflash

On December 7, 2011 ESR delivered a webinar presentation on the state of sales training (download the MP3 or PDF—free registration required). It was an hour full of valuable intelligence and insight for sales training companies and sales trainers in corporate L&D organizations. Sales training spend was up during the first half of 2011, then down during the second. That’s why they come to ESR.).

8 contemporary #learning needs for the #knowledge age and K12 reform book

Ignatia Webs

While writing a chapter for a book, I was wondering about the contemporary needs of a course to fit the demands of this knowledge age. The beginning of the new millennium has been described as a Knowledge and this shift from the industrial age affects all of us (global audience). The societal changes brought along with the Internet, social media development and the rise to ubiquity by a number of technologies (wifi, mobiles…) has changed human society as a whole. He strongly beliefs (and I concur) that the emphasis of future education should not be on instruction, but on engagement. 2000).

As Bananarama said…. (Part 3)

Tayloring it

We are bring something really special to #LT12uk this year, so please drop by to stand 140 - the future of elearning has arrived 10/01/2012 16:38 via web Reply Retweet Favorite @PaFitzpatrick Patrick Fitzpatrick. Who could resist? Imagine how this could impact upon our use of learning technologies? This is another step further in to creating a truly immersive elearning world. So what about you?

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

Making Smartphones work

Dont Waste Your Time

I love my smartphone, my iPhone. In addition to this, I love my iPad, but I’m not as enamoured by it as I am with my phone. Since I got my iPad I have found myself using my laptop even less (it’s only 2 years old so not, by any means, old or slow or a cumbersome weighty block of plastic with a tiny screen). But they could both be better. Considering how I (we) use these new mobile devices I am surprised that there is less integration between apps. Let me explain: When I click a link in an email it opens up the Safari web browser. Simple and easy to understand. Technology Web 2.0

Reflections on #ASTDTK12

E-learning Uncovered

What a great time I had at TK12! As one of the conference planners, I had duties that prevented me from attending very many of the sessions, but I can honestly say that the whole event was a learning experience. We kicked things off on Wednesday with an opening keynote by Jane McGonigal, serious game designer and author of the book Reality is Broken. Their analytics help them tell a story.

ASTD Houston Membership Mixer: Use the power of KINECT for Windows to transform training

Take an e-Learning Break

Register at: [link] Come and Join the Fun! Kinect has changed the way people play games and experience entertainment. Now, Kinect for Windows offers the potential to transform how people interact with computers and Windows-embedded devices in multiple industries, including education, healthcare, retail, transportation, and beyond. We’ll discuss how the Kinect technology will change the face of training. We’ll also provide a demo of Kinect working in the Windows environment. Presenters: Debbie Richards - Creative Interactive Ideas.

LearnTec and a few more awards for eFront

eFront

In the context of Learntec trade fair our Austrian VAR ( Click-and-learn ) has been awarded with two “gold medals” (in the category “LMS” – with eFront ; and in the category “development of individual learning content”). Customers voted our Austrian VAR on first place within the “eLearningCHECK” which is the greatest customer-award for eLearning in the German speaking market. It is good to love.

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.

elearn Magazine: A Curator’s Tools and To-Do List

Spark Your Interest

Via Scoop.it – Organizational Learning and Development Going to a museum is an enhanced content-viewing experience; some of the work it takes to understand and appreciate art has already been done for you. That’s the same confidence you feel when going t… Via elearnmag.acm.org.

Happiness Makes You Smarter? :( It’s True! :)

KnowledgeStar

TED Talks are like the TV show The Voice. They are The Voice of Great Minds. Everyone who speaks  at TED wins. Here’s another great TED talk that might, if you really listen, change your life … In many of my most recent posts I alluded to the idea that “average’ was not a goal. [.]. Brain Brain Rules Education Happiness Learning

elearn Magazine: A Curator’s Tools and To-Do List

Spark Your Interest

Via Scoop.it – Organizational Learning and Development Going to a museum is an enhanced content-viewing experience; some of the work it takes to understand and appreciate art has already been done for you. That’s the same confidence you feel when going t… Via elearnmag.acm.org.

The 4 Best FREE eLearning Tools for 2012!

eLearning TV

Click on the links below to get started: Flickr : Home to over 5 billion of the worlds most interesting photos. SlideShare : A cloud service that allows eLearning professionals  to view and download presentations & documents on topics that interest them and remix for their own work. SoundCloud : The world’s largest community of sound creators. eLearningTV Episodes

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.