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Vegas Workshop Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are the resources and slides from my workshop presentation in Las Vegas. Day One: Here are the introductory slides. Introduction Materials for Gamification Workshop from Karl Kapp. Here are the slides related to game elements. Game Elements from Karl Kapp. Here are slides related to motivation. Motivation slides from Workshop from Karl Kapp. Day Two. Game Type Slides. from Karl Kapp. 2006).

Online Systems for Behavior Change

Tony Karrer

I've always believe that to truly have impact on performance, we need to be experts at Behavior Change. I've written a few times over the years on aspects of solutions that ultimately drive a change in behavior that leads to performance improvement. I'm now working on an very interesting project that is designed to lead to some important changes in behavior that has already had dramatic impacts.

The future belongs to those who take charge of their own learning

Jane Hart

Once upon a time (as all good fairy tales start) employees had a job for life. Having left school or college you could start work for an organization and remain there for your whole professional life. The company would provide you with all the training you needed, give you all the promotions you deserved and then at your retirement, reward your long service with the gift of a clock or a gold watch.

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with e's

Informal and self regulated learning are defining characteristics of 21 st Century education. Various commentators suggest that as much as seventy percent of learning occurs outside of formal educational settings (Cofer, 2000; Dobbs, 2000; Cross, 2006). If these are accurate statistics, they present a significant challenge to schools, colleges and universities. Cofer, D. 10, U.S. Cross, J. Hase, S.

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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Smart Companies Support Informal Learning


“It’s critical that training and development professionals not go overboard with command and control when they support informal learning. If they do they are likely to kill it. And since informal learning makes up the bulk of learning inside organizations, this could be a truly perilous move.”   ~ Patti Shank, Director of Research at The eLearning Guild. How can we define informal learning?

It's DEVLEARN Week!!! Embracing Technologies for Training and Development

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

It's monday and it's DEVLEARN week! I'm probably looking forward to this DevLearn more than any other. Of course, it's bitter sweet since it will be my last as the program manager for the event. I'll be posting more on that later. DevLearn 2012 is about Embracing Technologies for Training & Development. Part of that also includes the fact that Technology is embracing US!

Kineo Launches Jumpstart Service for Totara LMS by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Kineo US has launched Jumpstart, a bundle of services to rapidly and economically implement open-source Totara LMS for businesses. Jumpstart is delivered as an on-demand solution that enables organizations to manage all of their online and classroom learning, forums, and certifications. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Learning Systems Management

Learn With Intensity

CLO Magazine

Design learning around intensity to grow skills and competencies. When I consider deploying a potential learning activity, I always think about its intensity. You should always ask yourself how intense an activity will be for your learners and consider these intensity dimensions: • Interaction : Will the learner watch or read the content and then have to interact, either with structured questions or in a classroom engagement? • Content struggle : How difficult is the content for the learner? • Evaluation and assessment : How tough is the assessment for this program?

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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.

Blogging about #DevLearn

Challenge to Learn

I will be leaving for Las Vegas in less than one hour, visiting the eLearning Guilds annual conference. will try to post a daily blog about my findings. I’m really looking forward to it, last year was great. Great keynotes, interesting concurrent sessions, lots of good conversations and contact and the official launch of easygenerator in the United States. Enough to look forward to.

Three lessons in communication from James Bond

Spicy Learning

What is it that makes 007 the suave, confident and cool agent that he is? As impressive as some of his gadgets have been – from dagger shoes and garrotte watches in his early adventures to his Sony Xperia T mobile phone in Skyfall – his outstanding array of personal communication skills have proved time and again to be a more effective arsenal of weaponry at disarming foes and lovers alike. As my colleague Moira noted in a previous post , communication skills vary from person to person. Style can be as important as substance. But unlike James Bond, we have substance. Breaking the ice.

The Ed-Tech Evolution [INFOGRAPHIC]


Education technology has certainly grown over the past century, to the point where the technology itself is becoming more than just a medium of knowledge exchange. While this infographic from Rasmussen College provides nice little tidbits of information, I couldn’t help but notice the glaring gap between the 1930s and 1996. Really? Nothing noteworthy in the Ed-tech realm during this 66yr span??

Adobe Lightroom made simple - post processing tutorials for beginners

The Learning Generalist

When you're making pictures instead of taking pictures, the one thing that helps your execute great images is confidence in post processing. There's no substitute for getting the shot right in camera, but unfortunately the device isn't always the best at representing reality. Cameras lack the eye's dynamic range and also the ability to translate colours accurately. Enough said about that.

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.

5 Things We Hate To Buy


Part of being an adult is occasionally having to do things you hate. Some of these things are innately unpleasant. You have to take out the trash, go to the dentist, complete projects at work you detest and clean up after your dog at the park. But, some of the things we hate are not innately unpleasant. Some of these things could be neutral or even enjoyable tasks. eLearning Solutions

EDUCAUSE 2012 Presenter Profiles: Rob Mowid

Visual Lounge

Meet Rob Mowid. Rob Mowid is the Product Manager for Camtasia Relay here at TechSmith. He’s been working at TechSmith for four years, having started on the Sales side before becoming a Product Manager. He sets direction for where the product is headed by working with and receiving feedback from current and prospect customers. Fastpath to Anything Capture. And it’s relatively inexpensive.

University of Phoenix Announces New Degree Concentration in Web Admin

CLO Magazine

The curriculum will include three courses: Internet Business Associate, Site Development Associate and Network Technology Associate. Phoenix — Oct. 29 University of Phoenix has announced a new associate degree concentration in Web administration. The new degree seeks to incorporate the industry-standard CIW Web Foundations Associate curriculum, provided through a new agreement with Certification Partners. The curriculum will include three courses: Internet Business Associate, Site Development Associate and Network Technology Associate. Enrollment is now open.

EDUCAUSE 2012 Presenter Profiles: Jane Maurer

Visual Lounge

Meet Jane Maurer. Jane Maurer is an Instructional Technologist and Trainer at University of Denver. She is also a Sys Admin for Blackboard , Camtasia Relay , and AdobeConnect servers on campus. She trains and supports faculty in the Daniels College of Business. Lecture Capture—and more!—For For the Masses. Camtasia Relay’s quick-to-deploy and easy-to-use design is changing this. laughs).

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.

The Forgotten Training Cost

CLO Magazine

Considering opportunity costs will help CLOs ensure the expected benefit of training covers all the costs, not just the visible ones, writes blogger David Vance

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Next Conference

E-learning Uncovered

The learning and training industry is fully immersed in conference season right now! With Learning 2012 having just wrapped up, DevLearn coming up this week, and TK13 right around the corner, we thought it would be helpful to give you a few quick tips to get the most out of your next conference. Enjoy your conference, and be sure to come back here and share some of your conference tips! 1. Go With the Flow. You should always go to a conference with a plan and objectives—even if the plan is to relax and enjoy yourself. But don’t get stuck with your plan. Find a Group Within the Group.

Refined Data Solutions, Inc. Releases Refined Training 2.3 LMS by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Refined Data is releasing the latest version of the Refined Training platform on the newest version of Moodle. The Refined. Training Hosted Solution combines the power of Adobe Connect web conferencing technology with an industry-leading. learning management system (LMS). Design & Development Tools Learning Systems Management Virtual Classrooms

LaunchCycle Simplifies Project Management: See It at DevLearn 2012 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Sealworks, Inc. will introduce the all-new at The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, NV. LaunchCycle provides a simple way for teams to manage projects and tasks via an easy-to-use interface. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Management Project Management

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.

HT2 Launches HT2 Inc and Announces New US Offices by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

HT2, the innovators in learning technology, are very proud to announce the establishment of HT2 Inc, a wholly owned US subsidiary with offices in La Jolla, CA. HT2 Inc will be on show at The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference & Expo, demonstrating their breakthrough social learning product, Curatr. Emerging Topics Social Media Training Strategies