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7 Tips for developing an E-Learning Strategy

Connect Thinking

Part of my job is to provide e-learning strategy support to clients. have a number of processes for this kind of engagement, and E-Learning Academy members to have access to an e-learning course on Strategy , and a number of other tools and resources. Top line tips for developing an e-learning strategy. 1. responsiveness, competition, changing consumer demands, legislation changes. Brandon Hall.

“you simply can’t train people to be social!”

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Over the past year I have been working on change initiatives to improve collaboration and knowledge-sharing with two large companies, one of them a multinational. In each case, implementation has boiled down to two components: individual skills & organizational support. These individual activities are not a single skill-set that can be trained in a classroom.

Top Ten eLearning and Training Topics for 2012

OpenSesame

As elearning continues to comprise a growing portion of the overall mix of corporate training and learning initiatives, elearning developers are eager to position themselves ahead of the curve. What courses are in demand? Where can they differentiate their services? Based on data from our own marketplace and industry-leading analysts, here’s our Top Ten eLearning Topics for 2012.  .

Microsoft PowerPoint: Hide a Master Slide Logo

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  A PowerPoint user approached me recently with an issue. She was given a PowerPoint template with a company logo on it. She was asked to remove the logo but could not. My first thought was to tell her to remove it from the master slides. However, she had already tried this and the logo appeared to be part of the actual background, even on the master slide. PowerPoint

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.

Mobile Learning should be more than converting Desktop eLearning to HTML5

mLearning Revolution

Over the weekend, I was looking at the entries submitted to the Adobe Captivate HTML5 Contest, hosted by my former Adobe colleagues. The basic idea behind this contest is that Adobe Captivate 5.5 users create a project and then use the HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate to convert it into HTML5. The entry with the most votes wins. In other words, while I think HTML5 will play a big role in how we develop and deploy learning and how our learners will consume those learning experiences on mobile, I think mLearning should be a lot more than just ‘converting’ desktop eLearning to HTML5. eLearnin

Quit Wasting Time Trying to Find the Right Look for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

A while back I shared an example of how to create more engaging course objectives. It’s a great way to get past the bullet list of learning objectives that we often see in courses. then did a follow up post on how to quickly find images for your elearning courses. The tips in that post are good, but they set up an issue we commonly run into when building courses. Let me explain. That’s not ideal.

Collaboration and community skills are the new workplace skills

Jane Hart

OK, these skills are not actually “new” –  they’ve always been present – but perhaps they have not always been as visible as they should have been, as Oscar Berg explains in The collaboration pyramid (or iceberg). But, And Maria Ogneva agrees in her blog post, This is not your parents’ software training , when she talks about how organisations should approach Yammer “training”.

Social Media in Universities (Infographic)

Dont Waste Your Time

Another great Infographic, this time on the ‘research’ (I use the term loosely) on the ‘Pros and Cons of Social Media in (Higher) Education’ Click here or on the image below for the full infographic highlighting how social media (Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, etc). I do like the final section which actually highlights some of the benefits/successes and challenges that Universities will encounter as they try and implement a social media campaign. just wished that the creators of these infographics realised there was a world outside of the USA!

Can you read the minds of your learners?

The eLearning Coach

New knowledge builds on existing knowledge. Post from: The eLearning Coach Can you read the minds of your learners? Cognition

The Best (and Worst) Practices in Sales Training: Q-and-A with Geoffrey James

Mindflash

What really works — and doesn’t — in corporate sales training? We sat down with Inc.com’s  Geoffrey James , author of XXXNEWBOOK, for his candid take on the state of the industry. What do most companies consistently get wrong with sales training? The most common error is probably confusing sales training with motivational speaking. He’s not going out and making movies.

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At the Edge of India

Clark Quinn

A few months back, courtesy of my colleague Jay Cross, I got into discussions about the EdgeX conference, scheduled for March 12-14 in New Delhi. Titled the “Disruptive Educational Research Conference”, it certainly has intriguing aspects. I was asked to talk about games, the topic of my first book. Owing to unfortunate circumstances (my friend and co-speaker on games had to change plans), it looks like I’ll also be talking about mobile ( books two and three) which is exciting despite the circumstances. games meta-learning mobile

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.

eLearning Valentine

eLearning Brothers

 . In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d re-theme one of our Flash eLearning Templates. This tutorial shows you really how easy it is to completely change the look/feel of the templates. It’s very simple and doesn’t take much time either. eLearning eLearning Tips Featured Flash Games Graphic Design Tips Tutorials

Is It Video Smackdown Time? Final Cut Pro X vs. The World by Stephen Haskin

Learning Solutions Magazine

Two weeks ago, Apple released the latest upgrade to their top video-editing program, Final Cut Pro X (FCPX), to a firestorm of controversy. Is FCPX good enough for eLearning professionals? Here is some analysis to help you think your way through the decision to adopt, upgrade, or abandon the product for your video editing. Media Tools

Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 2

E-Learning Provocateur

In Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 1 I shared with you my insights into old school publishers and literary agents. Assuming you have received your rejections – or more likely, no replies at all – you will now be ready to stick it up their proverbials and self publish. So please find below Part 2 of my series which explains how to get started with an e-book… If you can use Microsoft Word, you can publish an e-book. started my foray by turning Ryan the Lion into an e-book via Kindle Direct Publishing (then called Digital Text Platform).

Engineered in America: Do you have what it takes?!

eContent

Normally I never promote commercial ventures on NorthstarNerd.Org, but how can I resist the personal request recently emailed to me from the Discovery Channel. They are working upon a new program named " Top Engineer ", and they want you! The creation of television programming which does not assume we are all brain dead needs to be encouraged (yes, I like the  Discovery Channel ).

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Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 2

E-Learning Provocateur

In Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 1 I shared with you my insights into old school publishers and literary agents. Assuming you have received your rejections – or more likely, no replies at all – you will now be ready to stick it up their proverbials and self publish. So please find below Part 2 of my series which explains how to get started with an e-book… If you can use Microsoft Word, you can publish an e-book. started my foray by turning Ryan the Lion into an e-book via Kindle Direct Publishing (then called Digital Text Platform).

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.

Crossing the Analog Digital Gap

KnowledgeStar

I’ve written several posts about the evolution of education, especially from the analog past to the digital present and future. My own experience was real a wake-up call. bought a new car a many thousands of miles ago and had a lot of music I wanted to hear from my cassette tapes. The new [.]. Education Future of education future of learning Learning

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