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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. [.].

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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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.

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.

Beware the Lemming: The Most Destructive Trends in E-Learning

Atrixware

First off, let me ask you this.  Does anyone know what a lemming is?  Well, I’d be happy to enlighten you!  See a lemming is a small rodent type creature that has a tendency towards mass suicide.  It works like this.  So here’s the question.  How could lemmings possibly relate to E-Learning? . Simple.  The E-Learning community tends to have a very lemming like mentality. 

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

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.

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 you add elearning and mobile learning to the mix, you are asking or demanding that your learners add more information to what they consume each day.

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).

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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!

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.

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