Fri.Nov 30, 2012

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Introducing: mLearning Design Training [6-hr Workshop with RJ Jacquez]

mLearning Revolution

After delivering my 6Hr Mobile Learning Workshop for companies for a few months, today I’m opening it up for Learning Professionals. Why Register for this Training? This workshop is a result of months of  research  on mobile; mobile app design testing for  best practices ; countless hours of  consulting  and lots of learning about  design  from trial and error. Touch Targets guidelines.

Free course on Learning Design #MOOC #oldsmooc

Ignatia Webs

Open Learning Design Studio , a free and open course on learning design (how learning can be designed, how a curriculum can be build.)! That is something I cannot resist. Admittedly, the organizers are still getting all the locations and spaces ready, but there is a lot to be seen already. Starting on 10 January 2013 (and lasts for 9 weeks, clocking off on 13 March 2013) a set of UK based learning institutes are rolling out a MOOC on learning design. Although the course is free, you do need to register. and I can just relax and learn, not having to worry about anything else.

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Friday Spotlight > Executive Challenge Trailer

Enspire Learning

Identifying and developing leadership talent is a critical challenge for organizations, yet traditional leadership development programs are often ineffective. Leadership is an active process; learning to lead should be as well. That’s where Executive Challenge comes in. Enspire worked with Houndstooth to create this new trailer to serve as an introduction to the simulation program.

Book Review: Mastering Adobe Captivate 6 by Damien Bruyndonckx

Adobe Captivate

A few days back, I started reading Damien’s Mastering Adobe Captivate 6 book. would say that it’s a great resource for people who wish to learn and master Adobe Captivate 6. It’s a comprehensive guide to help you create your eLearning course from start to end, and covers everything from pre-production to publishing stage. [.]. How do I.

Get an Exclusive Articulate Storyline Game Show Template from eLearning Brothers

Download one of the most popular game templates from eLearning Brothers with a look and feel exclusively made for eLearning Learning subscribers! eLearning Brothers creates awesome templates and assets to help you look like an eLearning Rockstar!

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Quotes to learn from

Learning and Working on the Web

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared  via social media  during the past week. J. Paul Getty:  ”In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.” ” via @kanta_sharma. BetaLeadership – “Most CEOs of the world at some point long ago delegated disciplined practice and learning – and thus became relatively dumb.” Period.”

The OpenSesame Affiliate Program


OpenSesame is the world’s largest marketplace for online training courses, with more than 20,000 courses that work in any learning management system. eLearning developers publish courses for sale in the marketplace while OpenSesame’s sales and marketing efforts connect their courses to new customers around the world. Now, OpenSesame’s affiliate program helps content, LMS and other elearning companies earn additional revenue by introducing buyers to OpenSesame.  . Here’s How It Works

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Graphic Novels as Learning Tools

CLO Magazine

Like many organizations, Girl Scouts of the USA is challenged when integrating multiple generations into cohesive, effective teams. Perhaps the most challenging to reach are the millennials, who want hands-on learning participation. The Girl Scouts used gr Girl Scouting operates through a network of 850,000 adult volunteers who are supported by approximately 8,000 staff members distributed throughout 112 councils and a national headquarters. Together, this network covers every ZIP code in the United States and includes adults from ages 19 to 90. She can be reached at

Clouds Above Fog Below

Training Industry

When an organizational change initiative requires new technology, it is easy to focus on the technology at the expense of supporting the employees who will actually be using it. Fairly narrow initiatives are especially vulnerable to this. For example, a small firm switched their email program. This should have been a very straightforward change. However, they ran into problems. These problems stemmed directly from their focus on installing the new software at the expense of preparing employees who where expected to use it. were summarily ignored. The net effect was actually twofold.

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.

What's on Your Social Wish List?

CLO Magazine

Use networks to create services and share collective intelligence. Imagine a senior executive in your company returns from Thanksgiving weekend having read white papers from IBM that say social business is the next step in the overall evolution of business. Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Fast Company already told him brainpower has become the engine of innovation. He knows it’s inevitable that businesses will construct networks that connect everyone in their ecosystems to co-create and deliver services that delight customers and share collective intelligence. and learning networks.

Pitfalls in mobile learning #5:

From the Coleface

Although this is my fifth pitfall it’s probably the most fundamental – it’s just that I was hoping that this time round the e-learning industry had got its heads round the idea that emerging technologies are not solutions that we need to find problems for. Ask the right questions and your business has several problems that L&D can solve and a few of those solutions will involve mobile learning.

The Hidden Benefits of Online Training with OpenSesame


There is not just one reason why enterprises make the elearning leap. Some companies are looking for a way to train remote employees, others need a way to accommodate scheduling conflicts. Others still are just fed up with the old way of doing things and are looking for a more efficient, transparent way to share information. Knowing change is necessary doesn’t make it any easier! Enterprise

Easily grade essay type questions


Creating a quiz with ProProfs is a simple and easy process. You can add various question types, such as fill in the blanks, matching questions etc, to the quizzes you create with ProProfs. All of the questions are automatically graded, which saves you time, effort and money. Recently, we added the grading feature to the essay type questions  too. Benefits of essay questions. Step 1. Step 2. Step 3.

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.

Competency Mapping and the Power of the eLearning List


How do you get your team from point A to point B? Give them too much information and they’ll become overwhelmed. Give them too little and they won’t be sufficiently prepared to do their job. In a world where “content is king”, curation is a necessity for teams to stay on track and avoid being bogged down by irrelevant details. eLearning programs are no different. Enterprise

New Twist on Holiday Tradition: Family Letters with Camtasia

Visual Lounge

Having trouble viewing this video? Click here to watch on YouTube. With the end of 2012 rapidly approaching, many people are tackling the daunting-yet-rewarding project of holiday cards. And if you’re like me, you will procrastinate until sending cards out to be delivered on time is nothing short of a miracle. Which is why I was inspired by Jeanette Holtman of Minneapolis, Minn. Meet the Holtmans.

The Risks & Rewards of Tech-Based Learning

CLO Magazine

Engagement and culture change are two areas where tech-based learning falls short, says Children's Medical Center of Dallas' Justin Lombardo

The Week That Was

CLO Magazine

The top five stories from for the week of Nov. Also, what were the best business books of 2012

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.

New Book Explains Human Capital Analytics

CLO Magazine

Authors discuss how to harness the potential of your organization's greatest asset