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Nominate Raptivity at the Ed-Tech Readers’ Choice Awards

Raptivity

Last couple of days left to support your favorite interactivity builder. By doing so, you would share your choice of interactive building tool with fellow eLearning professionals. You can support Raptivity software by just filling out the simple nomination form. [.].

Building the Next Generation of SCORM

Integrated Learnings

by Jonathan Shoaf. Last Thursday was the kick off of project Tin Can. While project Tin Can has been championed by Rustici software for years now, it is speeding up activity to produce a 1.0 version of the Tin Can API (planned for June of this year). This project is a first step towards the next generation of SCORM. As one of the most widely used versions of SCORM , the SCORM 1.2 specification is over 10 years old. There have been a lot of changes in internet technology over those years, as well as, many changes in how professional learning is administered and tracked. Actor, Verb, Object.

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The problem with pre-work

Clive on Learning

Time and again, trainers tell me that they have trouble getting trainees to complete their 'pre-work'. For some this failure has become such an obstacle that it threatens the whole basis of blended learning, which will typically mix asynchronous activities (which these trainers would categorise as 'pre-work' and 'post-work') alongside the synchronous (whether bricks-and-mortar classroom or its virtual equivalent). So is the concept of pre-work doomed? Well, yes and no. Yes, because the biggest problem is calling it 'pre-work' in the first place. Proper training takes place in the classroom.

Video Tip Series - Part four: Object Positioning

Visual Lounge

It can be difficult to set up a shot in the camera viewfinder. However, when successfully done it makes your video look more professional. This week's video is posted below and presents two tips that will help you position the item you are filming correctly. Not seeing the video? Subscribe to the blog for next week's tip video on Using Music. Jaclyn Nagel is a digital media intern at TechSmith.

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Get an Exclusive Articulate Storyline Game Show Template from eLearning Brothers

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Loose Hierarchies, Strong Networks

Learning and Working on the Web

When I wrote that the only knowledge that can be managed is our own , I wanted to highlight that command & control methods do not work well in this network era that is replacing the industrial/information era. While a certain amount of hierarchy may be necessary to get work done, networks naturally route around hierarchy. Real business value today is in complex and creative work. Tweet.

Community really is the curriculum

Learning with e's

I'm in Tallinn, one of the most beautiful of the old Hanseatic cities dotted along the Baltic coast. It is the capital of Estonia , a small country with a population of around 1.3 million, 400,000 of whom live in Tallinn. In Estonia, runs the publicity, free wifi access is a human right, and it certainly seems to be true. What a fitting place then, to hold an e-Learning Conference.

Beginning Instructional Authoring: Getting Good Scenario Content from SMEs by Patti Shank

Learning Solutions Magazine

Do you have trouble getting “the right content” from subject matter experts? This is a typical problem that many instructional designers have. Fortunately, it is pretty easy to fix. Here’s how! Design Strategies Development Strategies Getting Started Instructional Design Professional Development

Don’t attempt to convert e-Learning to m-Learning – they’re different.

G-Cube

Mobile Learning can expand your reach. Recently I participated in a LinkedIn discussion started by one of the Learning and Development Managers in my LinkedIn Group – The eLearning Guild. The question raised by the member was – “What are the key challenges in developing e-Learning content for mobile devices?” If you want to participate in the discussion, here is the way to go. Marketing Manager).

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

Practical Mobile eLearning Today: Real Solutions for Creating mLearning for Your Organization Right Now, Part 1.

Adobe Captivate

Mobile Learning has become a hot-topic and therefore has been seriously laden with marketing and hype. The excitement is very understandable, but it also makes finding information about how to actually create mobile eLearning solutions (mLearning) all the more difficult. Today’s post is intended to help you cut through the hype and get down to [.]. Whats new

5 Strategies for Rapid eLearning Development - Strategy #4 Build Course Content Styles & Templates

Developer on Duty

Rapid ePlatform Learning (eLearning & mLearning) development is about efficiency. By my count, with laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, we connect through technology to our lives and businesses at least a dozen ways.  Therefore, when we add elearning and mlearning to the mix, we demand that learners consume more information each day. Timely generally being the most difficult.

3 Secrets to Training Program Success

LearnDash

Every training implementation has an end goal of success – but what separates the best from the rest? While there are certainly many factors that can play into the success of a training effort, these three strategies will go a long way to making any organization’s training efforts successful: 1. Training for engineers will be structured differently than training for sales teams. 2. wordpress lms

10Q: Leigh Graves Wolf

Learning with e's

Leigh Graves Wolf, who is one of the Pelecon invited spotlight speakers next week, is Program Director for the Master’s in Educational Technology program at MSU. Leigh started her career in 1997 as a network administrator and technology coordinator at the International Academy in Bloomfield Hills. In these positions, she assisted faculty with designing and teaching online courses. Funny story.I

Customer Training Completion Rates

Curious to learn how different factors in your training courses may affect completion rates? We crunched the numbers to help you set goals for course completion and build your content strategy. Download the study to learn what kind of content keeps learners engaged, how long courses should be, and more.

Five Reasons I’m Sending My Entire Team to Our Industry’s Biggest Conference

Mindflash

It isn’t often that an industry conference comes along at just a time when an organization can send its entire team. But this year, the stars aligned, and we were fortunate enough to be able to send our entire learning and development team to Denver for the  ASTD International Conference and Expo. And, yes, there’s a chance our team will focus more on having fun than on working.

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February March April Quick Links

aLearning

Yes, aLearning has been distracted these past few months with some non-blog projects… so although a few of these resource items are a little older than a month or two, they’ve been re-vetted and we think they’re still worth your attention. LMS Resources. The most popular topics on this blog are those on LMSes. They get the most initial hits, and some posts that even date back a few years are still getting a lot of attention. Having said that, here are a few excellent resources — in no particular order — if you’re trying to decide whether to get an LMS or not.

Is Your Leadership Training on Track? – Part 2

Kirkpatricks

Kirkpatrick Quick Tip Vol. 2 #8. Kirkpatrick Foundational Principle #1 is, "The end is the beginning." We didn’t invent this idea; it is the cornerstone of many good frameworks, models and theories. For your leadership initiative (or any program, for that matter) the first step is to think about how it will support the highest level mission or goal of your organization

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The Learning Dispatch

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.

Invigorating Talent Pools: LinkedIn Talent Pipeline Ups The Ante For Candidate Management

Learning on the Leading Edge

A decade ago, recruiters talked about creating talent pools: databases of people who had applied for positions within a company that were then archived and – in theory – there to be mined at a later date when positions for which the job seekers were qualified became available. It didn’t work. Recruiters never looked in the talent pool when a new position came up for them to fill.

Invigorating Talent Pools: LinkedIn Talent Pipeline Ups The Ante For Candidate Management

Learning on the Leading Edge

A decade ago, recruiters talked about creating talent pools: databases of people who had applied for positions within a company that were then archived and – in theory – there to be mined at a later date when positions for which the job seekers were qualified became available. It didn’t work. Recruiters never looked in the talent pool when a new position came up for them to fill.

Invigorating Talent Pools: LinkedIn Talent Pipeline Ups The Ante For Candidate Management

Learning on the Leading Edge

A decade ago, recruiters talked about creating talent pools: databases of people who had applied for positions within a company that were then archived and – in theory – there to be mined at a later date when positions for which the job seekers were qualified became available. It didn’t work. Recruiters never looked in the talent pool when a new position came up for them to fill.