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You're Invited to ScreencastCamp!

Visual Lounge

Come on in! Our doors at TechSmith are open! I'm really excited to invite you to the first ever ScreencastCamp ! So, what is ScreencastCamp? It is a gathering of screencasters and visual communication aficionados who want to network, learn, and collaborate on the art of screencasting. The event relies on. All sessions, discussions, and demos are led by attendees sharing their knowledge. Where?

Clicky-Clicky Bling-Bling Part 2

Learning Visions

Part two of my article: Avoiding the Trap of Clicky-Clicky Bling-Bling is up on eLearn Magazine. And if you missed part one, by all means….click click here. Photo credit: my bling bling by pheezy. instructional design

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Improving Communication in High Performance Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

My colleagues, Leslie Stambaugh and Jim Stilwell, and I have published an ebook to illustrate principles and best practices of effective communication in organizations. Leaders in every organization in which we have worked have told us that their organizaion had a "communication problem." These problems can be extremely complex because of the multiple factors that cause messages to go awry.

What are the rewards of managing an online eLearning community?

eFront

Connie Malamed, aka the eLearning coach , ask me for an interview concerning online community management. My role as an online community manager at the Instructional Design and e-Learning Professionals’ Group at LinkedIn, which has 14K+ members all over the world, has helped me to develop a global understanding of the eLearning industry, find new friends, new colleagues, and new partners. The questions of the interview were extremely interesting and I hope that you will find my answers valuable. What personal qualities are important for being an effective community manager?

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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Serendipity is not optional

Jay Cross

As a poet, entrepreneur, and new media visionary, Tom Mandel peers deeper into the future than most of us. When Tom and I caught up with one another in Asheville, North Carolina, last week, he explained why being alert to serendipity is more important than ever. Just Jay

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"How to Ask for a Raise" Scenario Plus 10 Reasons Why Scenarios Work

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: All learning approaches point toward imparting relevant content. But scenario- based learning possesses a distinct advantage ,tremendous value and the power to alter views, practices , accepted norms and even culture. Find out the 10 reasons why scenarios work and how it can empower your eLearning programs. Imagine that you would like to ask your boss for a well-deserved raise.

Conversation with Dave Gray about Working Smarter

Jay Cross

While searching for something else, I happened upon this conversation from last fall with Dave Gray about the notion of working smarter. Just Jay

Your Organization Is Filled With Experts — Let Them Run Training Sessions

Mindflash

Face it — if your organization has done a great job hiring, then you have some experts on your team. And by experts I mean those who have the talents, strengths and passions to be effective in their roles. Think power performer. So if your team has experts, how can you incorporate them into raising the learning, thinking and performance of your entire team? He is the author of “Fire Up!

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Is Google Analytics the new LMS (repost)

easygenerator

Do you want to gain access to a powerful reporting engine? Do you not want to pay for expensive software licenses? Do you not want to hire an administrator? Do you want your content to be indexed and searchable? Let me Google that for you! All you need is an e-Learning authoring tool that publishes to HTML and a web server.You can gain access to extensive usage statistics using Google Analytics. link] Just sign up once, obtain a Tracker ID and add a small snippet of code to the HTML sources of your e-Learning content. Did we just kill the future of Learn Management Systems?

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