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How Mobile Devices are Influencing User Interface Design

Absorb LMS

“Dear Doctor, I’m concerned about Stanley. He has developed an unusual growth between his left thumb and index finger. The growth is the size of an average hardcover book, yet thinner. One side is silver and emblazoned with the image of an apple. The other glows with an iridescent light. Stanley does not appear to be in any pain. Sincerely, —Concerned” . Here are some examples.

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E-Learning Authoring Tool Comparison

E-learning Uncovered

We get lots of questions about our opinion on the major e-learning authoring tools.  A while back, I did a comparison grid to help outline the key differences.  There have been a lot of changes to the authoring tool landscape in the last 12 months, so I thought I’d update it. . Studio and Storyline are usually on sale for about $1400 each.  The rest is primarily form- and template- based. 

How Mobile Devices are Influencing User Interface Design

Absorb LMS

“Dear Doctor, I’m concerned about Stanley. He has developed an unusual growth between his left thumb and index finger. The growth is the size of an average hardcover book, yet thinner. One side is silver and emblazoned with the image of an apple. The other glows with an iridescent light. Stanley does not appear to be in any pain. Sincerely, —Concerned” . Here are some examples.

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16 Learning Trends, We Simply CAN'T Ignore!

ZaidLearn

16 LEARNING TRENDS Here are 16 learning trends that I believe we simply can't ignore in 2013 and beyond : 16 Learning Trends, We Simply CAN'T Ignore! from Zaid Alsagoff By ' WE ', I mean all educators in primary, secondary, and tertiary (and even corporate) education. Are you ready for that? MISSING ONES? Time to rethink education and learning? What do you think? :).

Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

Stuck with a bunch of Flash-based courses that cannot be viewed on mobile devices? This eBook will take you through the steps to convert existing courses into HTML 5 format and make it compatible with the latest devices and browsers.

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Managing in Complexity

Learning and Working on the Web

As our markets and technologies get more complex, we need new models to get work done. For instance, we know that creative work can yield more innovation, yet our workplaces usually stifle creativity. Many of our practices are still premised on work being simple or complicated. Simple systems are easily knowable, whereas complicated systems, while not simple, are still knowable through analysis.

Good News: Spending on Training Increasing

Mindflash

In a recent Bersin by Deloitte study , spending on learning and development rose by 12% in 2012. In another study, 90% of CEOS said they plan to maintain or increase training budgets in 2013. Obviously, this is great news for learning and development (L&D) professionals. ” If cost is not a primary driver in the decision-making process, then the choice made will be “Good and Fast.”

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e-learning in 6 seconds!

Jane Hart

That sounds about right! Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way and share on Twitter. Available for iPhone and iPod touch. You can download it  here. This short video from The Verge explains more about the app and how to create a Vine. Social learning

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Six Traits Agile Leaders Must Have

CLO Magazine

These qualities can increase a leader’s ability to meet the ever-increasing demands of today’s business environment. Leaders in today’s complex business environment must be agile to be able to respond to their workers’ needs and motivations. Here are six traits agile leaders must have. Champion: A champion builds the organization’s brand by his or her power to connect socially. He or she is the face of the organization and is vocal concerning the capabilities of the organization in relation to its products, services and people. What is of concern to team members? Larry R.

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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.

This Week on #TalkTech: Games That Subconsciously Train, Math Apps in the Classroom, Mobile Learning Uptake

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.  We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We discuss three topics a week and the chat lasts around 30 minutes. We’re shaking things up in 2013 here at #TalkTech! If you are interested in being a guest curator for TalkTech,  let me know! BLP News

Managing Stakeholder Expectations

Training Industry

Until the latter part of the last century, “stakeholder” referred exclusively to a person who held the stakes in a wager. It has come to mean anyone who has an interest in or is affected by the actions of a business, professional association, political group, or non-profit. This typically means customers and employees, but can include suppliers and even the community. Is everything covered?

World Stoos Day

Jay Cross

WHOOPS. I hit the SAVE button prematurely. This ia a post in progress. Stoos (rhymes with close or dose ) is a village located in the municipality of Morschach. It lies at 1,300 metres in the Swiss canton of Schwyz and has about 100 inhabitants. It is used as a small ski resort with a cable car leading to the Fronalpstock. The village itself is car-free and is accessible via a funicular. Join me.

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Using the AIDA Model to get “Buy In” eLearning

B Online Learning

I meet a lot of elearning developers when I’m on the road delivering Articulate training. One of the common concerns a lot of these developers have is how to make their content look good and make sense. Most of us are not graphic designers. myself started my career as a primary school teacher. However [.].

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.

Where Are You in Your Certification Lifecycle

Training Industry

Where are you in your certification lifecycle? Most product lifecycles depict a product’s introduction, growth, maturity and eventual decline. For this discussion you’ll need to think of your certification as a product. Most Product Lifecycles resemble the following generic graphic. And most people tie recertification to the same content area so for our purposes we’ll keep them in the same cycle.) 

Prepare for the New Ecosystem

CLO Magazine

It’s time to rethink how information is aggregated and used. Take a different look at how you use the ever-shrinking time you have with learners in the classroom. have attended three learning events in the last month. Although every role in our industry was represented, there was one common theme, which was referenced during one of the CLO panels: “The world we serve is growing more and more out of our control. I’m finding it harder to become a part of the ecosystem.” ” I appreciate this highly qualified learning leader’s candor because I can relate.

Off Shore to the North Shore!

eContent

While listening to Minnesota Public Radio during my morning commute, I occasionally hear a great catchy phrase from a program sponsor, Saturn Sytems. Their slogan is: Off Shore to the North Shore (of Lake Superior)! Their slogan is indicative of the changing software industry.   How many of you have heard of the town Two Harbors, Minnesota? Saturn Systems and PureDriven are just two examples.

Icon Sets: 5 questions to ask before you buy or download

eLearningArt

Back before I started eLearningArt, I worked on a consulting project in a niche industry that had a limited supply of useful stock images. Given our budget, conducting a custom photo-shoot was out of the question. On the other end of the spectrum, we also didn’t want the unprofessional feel of using mismatched clipart. Don’t mix and match. Do the icons convey meaning? Add animated effects to icons.

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!

Using iPads to Support Training Delivery

Integrated Learnings

By Dean Hawkinson Recently, I had the opportunity to design my first paperless classroom course , which used iPads to support its delivery. The purpose of using the iPads was to replace paper-based workbooks and job aids , and provide learners with easy access to training resources. As a designer, it stretched me into areas of project management that I had never experienced before. In addition, some of the feedback that we received from instructors was that it stretched the instructor in many new directions as well. Let’s start with what I have experienced as important requirements.

Another bandwagon I’m avoiding…

Tayloring it

… is the annual ‘Learning at Work Day’ (I’m not linking to it out of principle). What I can’t wrap my head around is that in recent years we, as L&D professionals have (and are) taking considerable steps in: Moving away from ‘learning’ to performance. Trying to make the ‘learning’ as transparent as possible. Accepting that ‘ work is learning and learning is work’ So why, once a year, do many of us jump on this particular bandwagon and before you say. “ it’s nice to give it its own space ” or.

Big Ideas for 2013

weelearning

The first weeLearning of 2013 was big on ideas, here's what you missed. Read more › blog cool stuff events

14. Three social contexts for learning

Onlignment

Regardless of the strategy or strategies that you choose, there is another key decision to make in terms of the people who will be involved in the learning process. Essentially there are three choices: the learner alone, the learner with one other person – typically a coach or instructor – and the learner with a group of peers. Self-study can range from reading a book at one extreme to engaging in a complex computer simulation at the other. It provides us with a great deal of flexibility as learners because we control the pace at which we learn as well as when, where and for how long.

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 Power of Metaphors in eLearning

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: In the film, Lincoln , President Lincoln and Thaddeus Stevens used the power of metaphors to solve two crucial historical stand-offs during the American civil war. The centerpiece of the film is the last four months of President Lincoln’s life, dedicated to push for the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution by the House of Representatives. Yet, even you.

Chris Petersen

Jay Cross

VIA’s Chris Petersen is dead. From an early interview : Suzie:  What are some useful tips you can provide people on using their strengths in their daily lives? Chris:  Be mindful of what I call strengths occasions, and rise to them. Also, practice, practice, practice. Character Strengths Research. Just Jay

HTML 5 Games in Rapid Intake

eLearning Brothers

It’s easy to build HTML 5 games in our Interaction Builder and then add then to courses built with Rapid Intake. The Rapid Intake eLearning authoring tool has a great feature that allows you to upload Flash and HTML 5 content that will be available to the user based on which format is appropriate. This video shows you how to do it. Learn more about the eLearning Brothers Interaction Builder.

What a fantastic widget!

From the Coleface

You may have noticed that more and more websites are allowing you to download appointments into your calendar e.g. www.nationalrail.co.uk lets you get the train time you have looked up straight into Outlook with just the click of a button. Though the technology for sending iCalendar files (.ics) learning

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Saffron launches new social learning platform

Spicy Learning

At next week’s Learning Technologies Exhibition Saffron Interactive (Stand 33) will be demonstrating Saffron Share, a corporate social network, personal portfolio and community knowledge base for collaboration and ‘just-in-time’ learning. The product is based on the open source Elgg social networking engine. There are two key advantages to basing this new product on open source technology,’ says Toby Harris, LMS product manager at Saffron. The first is that our clients can choose every aspect of the design and functionality: every instance of Saffron Share is a bespoke build.’.

TIS to Present New Mobile Learning Service at Industry Event

CLO Magazine

The seminar will address the current challenge of providing learning interventions, or performance support, which can be accessed from multiple operating systems and devices. London — Jan. 23 Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), a developer of learning services, will present its learning products at the Learning Technologies conference on Jan. 29 in Olympia, London. Along with displaying its capabilities in mobile learning, simulations, learning consulting, animation, serious games, learning portals and blended learning, TIS is also conducting seminars at the event. ” at the exhibition.

Top five tips for using social media with learning

Spicy Learning

This short post is an edited excerpt from the updated Spicy Learning Guide, an essential compendium of 101 tips to improve your learning strategy. We’ll be releasing the new Spicy Learning Guide at Learning Technologies 2013 , so visit us at Stand 33 to collect your free copy! Since 2008 one of the biggest growth areas in learning has been the adoption of internal social networks. Businesses everywhere are waking up the fact that social media tools and applications need to be embraced rather than blocked. Build a solid, measurable plan. This plan is your ammunition. 2. Start blogging.