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Google’s Android Training Initiative – Will it boost mLearning?

Upside Learning

On the 15th of December 2011, the Android Developer Relations team at Google launched the beta version of Android Training — a collection of classes to help developers build better Android apps using best practices in a variety of framework topics. This is a move in the right direction by Google, especially since many Smartphone users perceive Android apps to be inferior to Apple’s iOS.

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Integrate Raptivity with Lectora Snap


You can add an attractive interaction of Raptivity to Lectora Snap! There is no gimmick in it but certainly simple guidelines to be followed. Read them and save the hue and cry. 1.   Download the Shell Creator from the following [.]. presentation rapid eLearning rapid eLearning software shell Slides suggestions Support SWF

The sharp end

Learning with e's

Last year's #pencilchat hashtag was probably the best Twitter discussion I have seen or participated in. It tore into the age-old resistance to technology and all things new that we continually encounter in schools and other traditional institutions and it lampooned the laggards, change resistors and other stick-in-the-muds we all know and love. My own offering was entitled A Headteacher Writes.

Informal learning, the 95% solution

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Informal learning is not better than formal training; there is just a whole lot more of it. It’s 95% of workplace learning, according to the research behind this graphic, by Gary Wise. Since the latter half of the 20th century, we have gone through a period where training departments have been directed to control organizational learning. doubt that a single one would be useful anyway.

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.

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Self-service learning and the role of manager as coach

Connect Thinking

Last week I blogged about what’s required organisationally for self-service learning to become part of a deliberate learning strategy. Today I’d like to explore a little more about the role of manager. Now, from the onset Id like to say that a learning strategy should include both the promotion of learning self-service and manager as coach. 2004). The handbook of work based learning.

Year End Musings, Reflections, Predictions and Thoughts: Part Two

Kapp Notes

The Great Flood (Metaphor). In Bloomsburg, the year 2011 will always be known as the year of the big flood until, of course, we have another big flood. But this year’s flood was bad, the water covered over 25% of the town of Bloomsburg, houses were lost and people were wiped out. They lost everything. The university was closed for a week due to the flooding of the town. It was and continues to be very sad. Over where I live, in Danville, we were a little more fortunate. Danville has a flood wall protection system and most of the system held. The creek was rising and all hands were needed.

"Learners Don't Know What They Don’t Know"

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: Leaders/trainers tend to assume that learners lack knowledge and therefore it is imperative that they must be taught everything. To the surprise of non-believers, learners are able to discover learning on their own if they are allowed to. __ In a lot of instances, we hear leaders/trainers say, “Learners don’t know what they don’t know”. We don’t know everything.

Creating Smashing Graphics in PPT – at TK12


I pondered over the holiday break on what my first post of 2012 would be. tossed around the notion of doing the ever so popular, ‘What I learned in 2011′ or the “My 2012 resolutions” post. Instead, I recently downloaded the Flight Control HD game for my iPad and was immediately attracted to the [.]. Design graphics thoughts powerpoint PPT

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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.

The content creator’s toolkit 2012: part 1


Every content creator has the task of assembling their toolkit, the software applications they need to support them in their work. The composition of your particular toolkit will depend on the roles you are expected to play in your team. Are you primarily responsible for design, or are you expected to take projects forward into development? Is yours a specialist role or do you get involved in just about everything? Whatever contribution you will be making, this guide will give you an idea of the tools you’ll need. Here are basic tools that everyone needs: Office suite. Image editing.

12 Lessons from Failure for all of us by Bill Gross at LeWeb 2011 [VIDEO]

mLearning Revolution

For the last few years, my daily routine goes something like this, I am up around 4am, I then head over to my home office and slowly fully wake up as I listen to something positive, for example a Joel Osteen podcast, or an inspiring audio book, or I read a good book on my Kindle. just would not dare tackle the day without a positive mind-set, especially now that I’m venturing out on my own.

It's Not About Your Social Media Policy


Using social media means connecting and communicating. You can’t control the flood of information. But if you are prepared with good tools and good people, you can guide it. Right Social Learning eLearning Solutions

Good Storytelling Takes Time - So Does Good Learning

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

This week we are looking at a system known as the Differential. In my first post I asked that you review 2 training videos. Around the Corner was created in 1937 and How a Differential Works was created in 2011. In my last post I looked at the importance of titles, and today I wonder about management concerns that good storytelling is too time consuming and wasting employees time. Stories take too long! Both training videos do a good job of explaining the facts of how a differential works. And to be clear, while I am biased towards liking the 1937 video better, I believe both get the job done.

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.

Kindle Fire vs. iPad Web Browsing


I like my both my Kindle Fire and iPad. Many tech blogs have lambasted the Kindle Fire, but not NorthstarNerd.Org. Amazon's tablet provides a great platform for reading books, watching movies, and doing a quick check of email or web pages. However, if your goal to browse a  significant  amount of web content, take a look at my screenshots. much easier to read text). Android | iPad

Observations on use of mobile devices at airports and train stations


We just published a new post titled “Observations on use of mobile devices at airports and train stations”. We visited airports and train stations and sketched out how people interact with their phones and tablets. We learnt a few things in the process

Two personal development resolutions for 2012

Good To Great

Towards the end of last year, a couple of people inspired me in various ways and I started making a mental list of the things I wanted to do in 2012. I’m not the best at keeping to my new year resolutions – it took me about 20 years to finally tick ‘stop biting my nails’ off the list. Project 365. Firstly, I’m going to post a daily photo on Project 365. This resolution was inspired by Karyn Romeis , who joined Project 365 last year and whose photos I looked forward to every day. I don’t know anything about exposure or shutter speed or composition. Find 15.

Free webcast (ASTD members) - Twitter 101: The Basics and Tips for Learning Use

Take an e-Learning Break

Thursday, January 12 • 2:00 p.m. ET Presenter: David Kelly Twitter is an excellent tool to leverage for both personal and professional learning and growth, and more and more organizations are harnessing its power as part of learning programs. And with that, many learning professionals are encountering the same challenges, such as: How can I use Twitter in my learning programs if I don't even know how to use Twitter myself? What is the platform's value? REGISTER NOW Open to all as part of the ASTD 2012 TechKnowledge webcast series

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.

Course of the Week: Sexual Harassment by AKLearning


Check out the OpenSesame Course of the Week: Sexual Harassment by AKLearning. Course of the Week

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Leadership Learning for Performance

Learning Cafe

Session Overview. There is no debate that leaders and their development is important for the health of the organisation. However, do we spend too much attention, time and money on formal leadership development? Much of the modern-day leadership/management commentary would have us believe that leaders face an increasingly complex and challenging world.  Session Lead. Big Questions.

Using Evaluation Results Effectively


Kirkpatrick Quick Tip Vol. 2 #1. To start your year right we have a gift for you: a free copy of the Kirkpatrick chapter, Chapter 20, of the ASTD Handbook of Measuring and Evaluating Training. Unless evaluation results are effectively used, you have likely expended a lot of energy but stopped just short of realizing the ultimate purpose of training and learning - to improve organizational effectiveness

Working at learning, or, pluggin’ for results

Dave's Whiteboard

When I read about the Organize Series plugin for WordPress (a focus of Monday’s post ), I thought, “This could do it.” ” No I didn’t.  I don’t know about you, but I  rarely think to myself in complete sentences. Phrasing like this is how we capsulize a more complex experience. What I believe was going on at the time was something like this: I had a situation I wanted to change (the way I used to manage a series of posts here on my blog no longer worked). But I’m not usually that strategic. What’s this got to do with my plugin tinkering?

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.