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Vote for your Favorite New Feature in Adobe Captivate 5.5 [Poll]

mLearning Revolution

It has been three weeks since we announced and started shipping Adobe Captivate 5.5 and the feedback we are getting from our customers is very positive. I’m always interested in seeing what is that one feature in a new release that stands out from the rest. That one new capability in the software that you say this is what I’ve been waiting for, the killer app if you will. have been asking this question in every presentation I have done since the launch and wanted to open it up to a larger audience, so here it goes. Captivate , New , Poll. Send to Kindle. eLearning

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Resources from CSTD Webinar

Kapp Notes

Here are my slides and some resources I discussed during me presentation. Thanks everyone for attending. Hope everyone got some useful information for designing games and simulations for learning. The Role of Games and Simulations in Learning. View more presentations from Karl Kapp. 1.  An experience as an avatar can change a person’s real life perceptions. Reference: Yee, N., & Bailenson, J.N.

Is there a business case for SharePoint in informal learning? Thought leader interview with BT’s Sundar Balasubramanian

SharePoint and Assessment

Director of Learning Solutions at BT, Sundar Balasubramanian, describes use of SharePoint for informal learning within BT and other companies and advises how to make a business case for using SharePoint for informal learning. How do you use SharePoint at BT? SharePoint is our knowledge management platform. It’s becoming the platform for all knowledge nuggets anywhere within the company. Is it true?

What is a Scrum and How is it Related to ISD?

Kapp Notes

A Scrum is agile development methodology for working with complex, unpredictable projects using an iterative approach. Scrum is usually associated with large scale software development projects and is used by many large massively multiplayer online game development companies to update and maintain their products. But elements can be used for the ISD project (or all of it if its a large enough project). Below is a great video on Scrum if you don’t want to read all this stuff. The Product Owner represents the business or the client, they are the voice of the customer. Design

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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.

Is there a business case for SharePoint in informal learning? Thought leader interview with BT’s Sundar Balasubramanian

SharePoint and Assessment

Director of Learning Solutions at BT, Sundar Balasubramanian, describes use of SharePoint for informal learning within BT and other companies and advises how to make a business case for using SharePoint for informal learning. How do you use SharePoint at BT? SharePoint is our knowledge management platform. It’s becoming the platform for all knowledge nuggets anywhere within the company. Is it true?

Making the most of Informal Learning

Jane Hart

Tweet. Tomorrow I am going to be chairing an all-day event in Bristol for the eLearning Network, called Making the most of Informal Learning. Here’s a brief overview of the event: “We know how important informal learning is in the workplace, but how do we encourage it? We know there are many free and low-cost tools that can help, but which should you be using?

The Battle of Stories – Instructional Design Approach

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis For stories to really be effective and serve their purposes, of imparting lessons that the learners need to learn, we also need to identify the strongest ideas or stories that we want to change or “battle” with. Finding the impact stories and slogans is a great starting point in gathering what we need to know regarding the ideas that we want to change. This is their story.

Why Every Great Workplace Needs a ‘Classroom’ Environment

Mindflash

Picture this – a classroom that provides real time education, uses actual workplace events to learn from and requires on-the-spot thinking. What would you pay for your employees to be part of this kind of learning experience? Work and the workplace are our new classroom. Commit to a weekly/monthly feedback and performance review meeting with each employee to guide and coach the learning.

#mLearnCon: The Use of Tablets in the Future of mLearning

Aaron Silvers

mLearnCon is coming up next week! John Alonso of Outstart , John Gibbs of Tata Interactive Systems and Steve Lee of Allen Interactions will chat with me on Tuesday, June 21 about how  f irst the iPad and now a plethora of other tablet devices are flooding the market. What value do they hold as a learning device? Are they truly “mobile” devices? Are tablets a passing fad?

Four Task Management Tips to Increase your Productivity

CLO Magazine

Previously, we examined multitasking , uncovering the fact that the human brain cannot perform two tasks at the exact same time. The origin of the term “multitasking” is in reference to a computer’s ability to simultaneously complete multiple tasks.) The article recommends that focus be on effective task management rather than multitasking. This means toggling between tasks while still maintaining high levels of productivity. Research indicates that we can effectively train our brain to switch between tasks. The ability to efficiently manage your time will help you become a better task manager.

eLearning and Subject Matter Experts - Alex Lifeson of RUSH teaches me Tom Sawyer

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

What does this have to do with Corporate eLearning you might ask? Well, its all about capturing subject matter expert (SME) knowledge. No, seriously! Bare with me on this. grew up listening to RUSH. When I was 16 I made enough money at my summer job to buy my first electric guitar. Nothing fancy. just a cheap Ibanez Roadstar II. Well, that was cool. Fast forward 25 years. The creator. elearning

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.

Employee Orientation vs. Onboarding: How to Capitalize On the Difference

Mindflash

When did new employee orientation become onboarding? I’m not sure, but the concept has taken hold to describe a more comprehensive process than sitting an employee down on day one to fill out I-9 and W-4 forms. Dictionary.com and Webster don’t recognizing onboarding as a word so I resorted to less traditional sources to hunt down a definition. Streamline your forms.

Excuses for Not Getting a College Degree Are Running Out

eLearning 3.0

The unemployment rate for non-college graduates compared to those with a four year degree is. figure that alone should drive even the most pessimistic of post-high school education toward. college fair. Even in good economic times the difference between the college educated and. non-college educated workforce unemployment numbers varies several points. Trust me, the. college graduate unemployment rate is never lower than the non-college graduate unemployment. With general labor jobs going overseas more and more every year and the remaining slots. never been higher. Recent reforms in. years.

Keep on Learning, Big Blue

CLO Magazine

IBM turned 100 today. That’s a rare feat for a company, and not just in today’s rapid-fire business environment. In his best-seller “Built to Last,” Jim Collins noted that only 71 of the companies on the original Fortune 500 list still hold a place today. MIT professor Peter Senge says the average life of a company is 30 years. Not life on the Fortune list, mind you, but life as in birth through death. The company’s tech prowess remains high. Remember the story of Watson, IBM’s supercomputer that earlier this year beat the all-time champs of Jeopardy at their own game ?

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Excuses for Not Getting a College Degree Are Running Out

eLearning 3.0

The unemployment rate for non-college graduates compared to those with a four year degree is. figure that alone should drive even the most pessimistic of post-high school education toward. college fair. Even in good economic times the difference between the college educated and. non-college educated workforce unemployment numbers varies several points. Trust me, the. college graduate unemployment rate is never lower than the non-college graduate unemployment. With general labor jobs going overseas more and more every year and the remaining slots. never been higher. Recent reforms in. years.

“What’s Up with the Kids These Days?" - Keys to Managing Your Millennial Employees

OpenSesame

For the first time in history, four generations are present in the workplace. Each has their own skill set, communication styles and values which inevitably clash and create a challenging dynamic for traditionalists, boomers, generation X-ers, and millennials alike. Creating eLearning Courses

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.

Learning Styles: The Cognitive Side of Content

elearningpost

Nice post by Tyler Tate on how to approach content from the perspective of “learning styles”. We learn through our verbal, visual, and kinesthetic senses, and our memories are encoded in these different formats. Each of us likely favors one style of learning over the others, but pithy, concrete text coupled with informative images is a potent content cocktail for people of all learning styles

At The Brain Gym

KnowledgeStar

Like I said, in this new global hyper-competitive digital economy, only the companies with the highest Corporate IQ will win. Brain Gym might just be the new espresso maker of the next decade. Brain Education Learning

Madison, WI. Ground Zero For Games & Research Review – GLS

Web Courseworks

I attended the GLS conference yesterday and was most impressed by the caliber of attendee and the fabulous posters depicting the best and the brightest game/research projects going on. This link will take you to a photo montage of the poster event which quickly and visually displays high quality game development projects (mostly related to [.]. eLearning conferences

It started with a Tweet…

Tayloring it

… never thought it would come to this (if you’re not a Hot Chocolate fan then this blog title is wasted on you!). That’s how the structure came about for my recent session at the Learning and Skills Group 2011 conference. Having seen how Stephanie Dedhar used Twitter and Wordle to crowdsource and then visualise feedback, I decided to use Twitter to put out the following request.

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!

Madison, WI. Ground Zero For Games & Research Review - GLS

Web Courseworks

I attended the GLS conference yesterday and was most impressed by the caliber of attendee and the fabulous posters depicting the best and the brightest game/research projects going on. This link will take you to a photo montage of the poster event which quickly and visually displays high quality game development projects (mostly related to education). Most projects also had a research mission. Bravo GLS.

Promises and Pitfalls of Gameful Design

Usable Learning

Quick post to point to this fabulousness from Sebastian Deterding  (via @bertbates ): Don’t Play Games With Me! Promises and Pitfalls of Gameful Design. View more presentations from Sebastian Deterding.

8 Ways to Improve the Strategic Value of Custom Learning

Gram Consulting

About half of the formal training provided in organizations is custom developed (the other half are packaged “off-the-shelf” programs). Yet organizations often don’t get the strategic bang for their custom learning buck.  Training organizations continue to respond to requests that disconnected form company strategy.  We are getting good at producing a more training in shorter time periods (rapid!) but not necessarily better training, and we are using technology to reinforce these patterns, not break free from them. Feel free to join us (it’s free).  Click here to register. Please come on over….