Tue.Oct 25, 2011

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Steven Verjans shows a structured #PLE at #studiedagVlhora

Ignatia Webs

Personal Learning Environments (PLE) have been hot news for a couple of years now. And with the proliferation of all things social media, they have become a highly personalized and very functional application for any knowledge worker. A PLE will enable you to work more focused, keep an overview of all the information that comprises your knowledge and be able to share with others whenever needed.

Thinking Strategy, Pt.1

Clark Quinn

I’ve been involved in a lot of strategic thinking lately, both for clients and workshops (e.g. my mobile strategy workshop at DevLearn next week), and so it’s forced me to reflect on what strategy is. I’ve previously talked about the technology components of an elearning strategy, and how they tie together, but I’ve need to take another cut at it. It goes further, of course.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Math Made Easy

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. So I'm working with a text caption in Adobe Captivate and the font size is 16 points. I'd like the font size to be twice as big. For many developers, figuring out what the font size should be if it's supposed to be twice as big as 16 points is easy. 16x2=32. What's that you say? Math isn't your friend. not your thing? Most computers on the face of the Earth have a free, built-in calculator. (On Windows XP, choose Start > Run > Calculator. On Windows 7 or Vista, choose Start and type Calculator into the Search box. Here's how.

The Ubiquity of Informal Learning: Beyond the 70/20/10 Model

Stoatly Different

This post first appeared at Learning Solutions Magazine. So I’ve had a bit of a bugbear for a while and I’m starting to feel that I’m not alone. It’s 70/20/10, the oft-quoted model from which we derive that the majority of learning happens from on the job experience, as opposed to learning from peers or in a formal learning environment. That’s not to say that I think the importance we give to informal learning is wrong, far from it. It is more that I think we’ve got the wrong model at the heart of the movement. Learning Styles “seemed to fit.” different model perhaps? So what’s my point?

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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eBook and eReaders (Infographic) #eBook #eReader

Dont Waste Your Time

I really ought to find somewhere else to publish all these posts and ideas on eBooks, but considering I think they are a ‘considerable’ part of the future of eLearning then they’ll stay here for the moment. Source: LiveScience (click to view). Related posts: Infographic: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs & the Social Media that Fulfill ‘Em.

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Stephen @Downes at Flemish parliament talking about free learning

Ignatia Webs

Stephen Downes is one of the key knowledge persons in my learning network. He has a wonderful information harvester ( gRSShopper , which I am going to integrate as soon as I get it running - almost there and I will gladly share it once it is up and running). Stephen sticks to the principle of open / free learning and. he builds his own path in life (a very tough path to walk on). so what.

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The elephant in the room

Learning with e's

Far too many futurologists, authors and commentators are ignoring the issue of the digital divide. Several books I have read recently on new and emerging technologies provide a healthy balance. They eulogise about the benefits, and are circumspect about the dangers of technology. Yet few acknowledge that many members of society are still technologically peripheral. It's not always about money.

Show PowerPoint on the iPad for Free

eLearning Brothers

SlideShark is a great (free) way to view PowerPoint presentations on the iPad. All you need to do is upload your PPT to a secure online account and they’ll convert it. You then use the SlideShark app to download and view your new presentation. All fonts and graphics are retained. Colors remain the same. Your animations still work. You can also swipe up to reveal a list of your slides.

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.

Exciting 3D Event to Discuss Virtual Clinical Trials

Kapp Notes

Innovations in Clinical Research Workshop. Join an esteemed panel of industry experts and technology innovators to discuss the current and future state of the  Virtual Clinical Trial. As Life Sciences organizations look to reduce the costs of global clinical trials, innovations in technology, delivery and partnership models are taking shape to “virtualize” important components of the clinical trial process. These processes include SOP training, CRA training, investigator meetings and collaboration between sponsors and CROs. TITLE: Innovations in Clinical Research. 45 Liberty Blvd.

Knowledge filters

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet. This graphic is part of the Seek-Sense-Share PKM model  and is based on Five forms of filtering by Tim Kastelle. Here’s a review of the five forms. Naive filtering is what too often happens in our knowledge searching. It’s like prairie-dogging , or standing up in your cubicle and asking those close to you for advice. disagree.

New in the Catalog: Microsoft Office Training from Sonic Performance Support

OpenSesame

Today we’re excited to announce our elearning marketplace now features excellent Microsoft Office training courses from our partners at Sonic Performance Support. Right Press Releases

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Thoughts on Moving

Enspire Learning

Long story short: I recently packed up my stuff and moved to Seattle. Seriously, as I type this, I’m still surrounded by boxes and bags and suitcases and piles of stuff that went into my closet years ago and I hadn’t seen since. Maybe I think about these things because it’s my job, or maybe it’s my job because I think about these things. have too much stuff. Probably not.

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.

A question of leadership development

E-Learning Provocateur

A provocative question was posed at the latest Learning Cafe : Does the learning department spend disproportionate effort on leadership development? To me, it makes good business sense to facilitate the development of effective leaders in the organisation. Leadership is a driver of culture, which in turn is a driver of engagement, which in turn is a driver of performance. While I support the philosophy of leadership development, however, I have doubts over some of the interventions that are deployed under that banner. Do you agree with me?

Poor Managers. Poor Performance.

Mindflash

Managers have enormous impact on people performance both positive and negative. However, there are too many examples of the negative impact that bad managers have on people and performance for us to ignore it the way we do.  And we do ignore it. Too many organizations react first to poor performance by blaming the employee and seeking solutions to “fix” them. Think I’m crazy?

A question of leadership development

E-Learning Provocateur

A provocative question was posed at the latest Learning Cafe : Does the learning department spend disproportionate effort on leadership development? To me, it makes good business sense to facilitate the development of effective leaders in the organisation. Leadership is a driver of culture, which in turn is a driver of engagement, which in turn is a driver of performance. While I support the philosophy of leadership development, however, I have doubts over some of the interventions that are deployed under that banner. Do you agree with me?

HDR for the Amateur Photographer

eContent

Two months ago I did not know my aperture from my f-stop (answer is. they're the same). As I posted earlier this week, I decided to take a class, and among other things learn about  HDR Photogaphy  (high dynamic Imaging)! My new camera is a Canon Powershot SX30 IS , and I'm finally learning how to use all its features. discovered otherwise. Louis River gorge near Jay Cooke Park.

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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.

Taleo Learn: Transforming Talent Training and Development by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

[Press release] Taleo Learn is a comprehensive solution for delivering, tracking, and managing formal and social learning content. This allows organizations to streamline learning and development and improve time to competency. Blended Design Strategies Development Strategies Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Tools

Some Insights for Successful LMS Selection and Implementation

G-Cube

Every organization is a melting-pot of information and knowledge. Learning Management System (LMS) arrange, manage and channelize this information and knowledge through the organization. As a concept, it is not new. The last decade or so have seen tremendous rise in the popularity and acceptance of LMS, especially in the corporate space. Shah has been a part of G-Cube for more than 7 years.

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The LMS is Dead!

Moodle Journal

Have you come acrosss OpenClass yet? It's a new kind of learning environment that goes beyond the LMS. It’s open to everyone, easy to use, and completely free — and it's making an amazing impact on education. partly quoted) There is a Take a Tour option that’s worth looking at because it provides a nice insight into the appearence and feel of the system in operation. please comment.

The 5 key steps to building an eLearning program (overview)

B Online Learning

Share. Tweet. Pin It. In this short blog series we will examine the 5 steps organisations need to take to implement eLearning succesfully. The complete 5 steps are laid out in a complimentary white paper from B Online Learning’s Creative Director Rebecca Verity. In the first instalment of the series we will look at how a logical, aligned approach [.]. eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy Learning Management System White Papers eLearning News learning management system Master elearning Course

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.

Draw of the Flame

Living in Learning

Who among us have resisted the urge to pass a finger through the flame of a candle? certainly recall warnings that fire equals hot equals burn equals pain. Were you warned? I am sure you were, and yet, we all had to learn what hot meant by taking the risk, ignoring the sincere warning of one who had already made that same mistake. Is that a weakness? Or is it just part of growing up? Unfortunately, as we leave childhood and pass into and through our teen years, risks are not as benign and simple as candles, and often the stakes are much higher…as are the flames.

View and show PPTs on iPAD via free app

Take an e-Learning Break

SlideSharkis a free app that allows mobile professionals & educators to view and showPowerPoint ® presentations on the iPad ®. If you're an iPad user, you may have noticed that there isn't a PowerPoint orMicrosoft ® Office app for viewingPowerPoint files available in the App Store. In their absence, mobileprofessionals & educators have had to come up with "workarounds"that end up falling short. With SlideShark, you can easily and reliably convert PowerPoint into ahigh fidelity iPad-optimized format that keeps animations, fonts, colors, andgraphics intact.

Draw of the Flame

Living in Learning

Who among us have resisted the urge to pass a finger through the flame of a candle? certainly recall warnings that fire equals hot equals burn equals pain. Were you warned? I am sure you were, and yet, we all had to learn what hot meant by taking the risk, ignoring the sincere warning of one who had already made that same mistake. Is that a weakness? Or is it just part of growing up? Unfortunately, as we leave childhood and pass into and through our teen years, risks are not as benign and simple as candles, and often the stakes are much higher…as are the flames.