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7 reasons why the new Articulate Storyline is a Game-Changer for eLearning

mLearning Revolution

First, let me start by congratulating everyone who works for Articulate for the launch of Storyline. Undertaking a monumental job such as writing an application like Storyline from the ground up is no easy feat. However if there’s a company that can do it, that is certainly Articulate. have been a fan of Articulate for a long time even as I worked for Adobe on the Captivate and eLearning Suite products. No wonder they have thousands of superfans, who rave about their products and who recommend them to their peers via Social Media Networks. But of course, there’s a lot more. 2. Conclusion.

Implementing mLearning In The Workplace

Upside Learning

Last week at the CIPD HRD show in London, I conducted a session on “Implementing Mobile Learning in the Workplace: Benefits, Strategies, and Success Factors” I think it went very well though we could have done with a little more time on hand discussing the points in more details. Here’s the slide deck of the same. Implementing mLearning In The Workplace. Download here.

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Selecting meaningful #socialmedia tools for a #MOOC or #PLN

Ignatia Webs

A big part of setting up an open, online course (e.g. MOOC), or gearing up for a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is the selection of meaning social media tools. In order to get an overview of the big families in social media, I started to make a list for my own comprehension and future selection. added some examples to each group, but those are just the ones that immediately came to mind. If you see that I have missed a group or set of social media tools, feel free to let me know. Look here for all tweets regarding mLearning (updated life). nice way to meaningfully stay in touch. Video (e.g.

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From information to knowledge and the democratization of learning

eFront

A changing world! We live in a changing world. We live in the era of the ‘Information Revolution’. For the first time in history billions of people around the globe have access to tons of information digitally stored in what we already call “the cloud” One could reasonably expect unprecedented growth and prosperity for the global economy! So, what about the global financial crisis?

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.

Tips for Importing from PowerPoint to Captivate

Integrated Learnings

by Jonathan Shoaf. Microsoft PowerPoint is a very powerful tool for creating presentations. At most organizations it also has a large user base. This means that a lot of content is developed in PowerPoint. There are times when you may want to reuse content created in PowerPoint in e-learning. Captivate can bring in backgrounds, text, images, and even animations and timings. Getting started is easy.

PowerPoint: Find and Delete Embedded Fonts

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Last week  I covered how to embed fonts in a PowerPoint presentation. On the flip side, what if you receive a presentation and have issues opening it because of an embedded font? This seems to be a relatively rare issue, and may not affect you (or the person receiving your presentation) if you used a fancy script font. The problem seems to be more related to the inclusion of certain fonts in the system, like Asian fonts that read the opposite direction. Sometimes, when sending these presentations off (particularly over-seas) there can be issues. MS Word will open.

Scenarios: What are they good for?

Making Change

“Why do you want to use scenarios?” ” your client asks. “Why can’t we use the quizzes that we’ve always used?” ” Sometimes the best way to convince a client is to show them through examples. Present one of their quiz questions three ways, so the client can see for themselves the deeper thought required by a scenario-style question. Quiz question.

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Technoliteracy

Learning with e's

In a speech I gave yesterday to the University of Chester's final year teacher trainees, I touched on the concept of multi-literacy. This was in response to a question from a student about the potential dumbing down of language through SMS texting. She was concerned that txting was encouraging bad spelling which might adversely affect students' academic work. ILNY, it's a gr8 plc. Shortis, T.

Scenarios: What are they good for?

Making Change

“Why do you want to use scenarios?” ” your client asks. “Why can’t we use the quizzes that we’ve always used?” ” Sometimes the best way to convince a client is to show them through examples. Present one of their quiz questions three ways, so the client can see for themselves the deeper thought required by a scenario-style question. Quiz question.

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Top 20 most influential Tweeters in Learning Technology #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

Congratulations to all those successfully listed on the Now “ Top 20 most influential Tweeters in Learning Technology “. As the introduction to the list goes; “It’s the only chart in the business that actually asks real marketing people in learning technology to vote for the tweeters they really like to follow, so we don’t think we’re exaggerating too much when we say it’s pretty unique. “.

10 Ways to Occupy eLearning

The eLearning Coach

10 ways you can occupy eLearning and change the world. Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Ways to Occupy eLearning. eLearning Design Instructional Design

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.

How to create a DIY green screen video effect (aka chroma key)

Visual Lounge

Achieving a good green screen effect used to be difficult and expensive. But no longer. In this post, I'll show you how to make your first green screen video on the cheap. We'll take a look at the various elements you need to consider: backdrop, software, camera, lighting.and how you can probably pull off your first green screen production for $30 or less. Before we get started on the how.let's talk about the why. Why would you ever want to use a green screen effect in your video? To what end? Continue reading. Tips & How To's Camtasia for Mac Screencasting Tips and Tricks

Don’t underestimate local knowledge

Dont Waste Your Time

 . There’s nothing quite like a new job or a new town (or both) to make you realise you know so little, or that you are out of your ‘comfort zone’! Take an average journey as an example … go to a specific shop for a specific item: By Foot – choose the store you want to go to based on distance, availability, or opening times. course.

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Articulate Launches Storyline by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Articulate announces the release of Articulate Storyline, the first eLearning authoring tool that’s simple enough for beginners and powerful enough for experts. The innovative features in Articulate Storyline revolutionize how eLearning authors create interactivity – there’s no programming required. Getting eLearning content to learners everywhere is easier than ever with Articulate Storyline.

Save Training for Employees Who Truly Need It

Mindflash

Too often, organizations settle for one-size-fits-all training. They They simply don’t have the time or money to create unique, customized programs for each learner. But the consequence is that they always seem to have a few people in each training session who really don’t need to be there. So what usually happens? We ought to be able to exempt some people from certain training.

How to create a DIY green screen video effect (aka chroma key)

Visual Lounge

Achieving a good green screen effect used to be difficult and expensive. But no longer. In this post, I'll show you how to make your first green screen video on the cheap. We'll take a look at the various elements you need to consider: backdrop, software, camera, lighting.and how you can probably pull off your first green screen production for $30 or less. To what end? Instant upgrade!

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.

Effective eLearning: How to Take Usage from 9% to 90%

OpenSesame

We’re proud to announce a great opportunity for the OpenSesame community: Dawn Kohler, CEO of the Inside Coach, will offer a webinar May 30th focused on increasing the utilization and usefulness of your online learning content. Right eLearning Solutions

Our Thoughts on Articulate Storyline

E-learning Uncovered

Many people have been asking about what Articulate Storyline can do for you and how it compares to Articulate Studio, Captivate, and Lectora. In this podcast , Diane Elkins and Desirée Pinder share their perspective on Storyline. They introduce you to the tool, discuss some of the features, and explain the differences between Storyline and some of the other authoring tools they use. Hear who they think is winning the authoring tool race between Storyline, Captivate, and Lectora for the following categories: Ease of Use. Power. Graphics. Mobile Publishing. Price. Listen now.

PKM live with Euan Semple

Learning and Working on the Web

Seb Paquet describes the social web as enabling “ridiculously easy group-forming”, and that’s what we did. During our PKM Workshop this week, we discussed the books we would recommend to others. Euan Semple’s “ Organizations Don’t Tweet ” came up and I mentioned that I had reviewed it. also suggested that Euan might be available to discuss the book.

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Online Workshops in May and June at the Social Learning Centre

Jane Hart

In May and June, Harold Jarche and I will be running another series of our popular public online workshops at the Social Learning Centre. These take place over a 2-week period and involve 5-6 web-based assignments, some individual activities, as well as conversations and discussions with other participants. Your time commitment is about 1 hour per day. 14-25 May. Led by Jane Hart. ” .

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!

EMEA Reporter: Keri Facer and Rethinking Education for an Unpredictable World by Nic Laycock

Learning Solutions Magazine

Welcome to Nic Laycock, our newest columnist! Nic will be reporting each month on eLearning in EMEA – Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In his first column, his focus is on the comments of Keri Facer, keynote speaker at PELeCON12 in the UK, about the nature of learning in an uncertain future. Future Trends Immersive Learning Instructional Design Professional Development Research

How To Easily Translate Your eLearning

LearnDash

At some point there will come a time when you will need to translate your learning to another language.  Unless you are fluent in that language, then you really shouldn't attempt this on your own.  Your training will go from professional to amateur pretty fast. So how do you translate your courses in a short amount of time and on a budget? This will broaden the available resources for the work. 

Creating Learning Peaks with Scenarios

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: Creating thought-provoking scenarios stretch the learner’s imagination and help them journey through varied emotions until they reach their learning peaks. __ When and how are learning peaks achieved? When ideas become actual experiences for learners then it triggers a recall of a previous experience. This, in turn, creates a connection to a new experience. Learning also peaks when it spurs the learner to action beyond the process of thinking. Imagine what usually happens when wood drops to the floor after it has been sawed off. It is as Jim Whittaker, the first American to climb Mt.

eLearning Cyclops: I Saw a Virtual Patient at MedBiquitous

eLearning Cyclops

I Saw a Virtual Patient at MedBiquitous. I am currently attending the MedBiquitous conference, which is hosted at Johns Hopkins (my employer) and focuses on how learning technologies can transform heath care education

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.

Are You Going to ASTD 2012?

Enspire Learning

We sure are! If you will be in Denver May 6 – 9 for the ASTD 2012 International Conference and Exposition , come by the Enspire booth and say, “Hello” Each spring, ASTD gathers together learning and development professionals from companies big and small to showcase the best of learning. With more than 250 educational sessions and 8,000 attendees from more than 70 countries, there will be a lot to see and do. We will be in booth #1404, so feel free to stop by and ask us about our simulations and custom learning! Company News ASTD conference learning and development

3 Keys to increasing your organization’s productivity

Spark Your Interest

Recently I attended the BC HRMA conference and during a plenary session ( Linda Nazerath ), she identified productivity as a key economic driver, and suggesting focusing on that would help organizations navigate the still choppy waters of recovery (also known as the new norm, it would seem). Productivity drivers she identified are: training, technology and innovation. Lucky for me that’s right up my alley. These are my editorial comments on those three things (not a summary of Linda Nazareth’s book/talk). 1. But, I think there is also a lot of bad training out there.

Towards a Smarter Nation

KnowledgeStar

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3 Keys to increasing your organization’s productivity

Spark Your Interest

Recently I attended the BC HRMA conference and during a plenary session ( Linda Nazerath ), she identified productivity as a key economic driver, and suggesting focusing on that would help organizations navigate the still choppy waters of recovery (also known as the new norm, it would seem). Productivity drivers she identified are: training, technology and innovation. Lucky for me that’s right up my alley. These are my editorial comments on those three things (not a summary of Linda Nazareth’s book/talk). 1. But, I think there is also a lot of bad training out there.

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.

Are You Going to ASTD 2012?

Enspire Learning

We sure are! If you will be in Denver May 6 – 9 for the ASTD 2012 International Conference and Exposition , come by the Enspire booth and say, “Hello” Each spring, ASTD gathers together learning and development professionals from companies big and small to showcase the best of learning. With more than 250 educational sessions and 8,000 attendees from more than 70 countries, there will be a lot to see and do. We will be in booth #1404, so feel free to stop by and ask us about our simulations and custom learning! Blog Company News ASTD conference learning and develpoment

Texas A&M-Commerce Launches New Master of Science in Global eLearning Degree by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

(Press Release) Texas A&M University-Commerce announces the launch of a new, totally online Master of Science degree for practitioners in eLearning. Design Strategies Design Techniques Development Strategies Development Techniques Professional Development

Lectora User Conference Showcase: But Does It Work?

Everything E-Learning

Learn tips and tricks for Lectora e-Learning software at the 2012 Lectora User Conference in an in-depth session presented by Laura Gillenwater

Save time with e-Learning Images

eLearningArt

Hi there! My name is Art. Learning Art, to be specific. I’m here to provide short, fun lessons that will help you save time, reduce cost, and improve learning. By now, you should have had a chance to download your free E-Learning Art  demo pack. If not, I have provided  instructions at the bottom of this post on how to get the link re-sent to you. ” you ask. HATE it when that happens!

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Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.

Walk a mile in my shoes and Learning Councils

Learning Cafe

Have you heard the song “Walk a Mile in My Shoes”? It was a powerful song of the ’60s written by Joe South and covered by none other than Elvis Presley. The song was about prejudice, racism and an appeal for balance and understanding between social classes and races. Think back to the last project you worked on. Project Managers demand everything by yesterday but give you little time to do your thing. End users are difficult to pin down for time and signing off requirements. It’s all pressure, scrambling for results and often in the end little thanks and reward.