Wed.Nov 07, 2012

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Want to help someone learn? Have them assume a role.

Kapp Notes

Note: Some of these thoughts are based on a paper by John Rice, a school technology director in Texas. John has spent several years researching instructional gaming and his doctoral dissertation focuses on predictors for student success in educational video games. Assume a Role. A role-play that involves speaking to a nurse. The classroom context is artificial.

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The Future of Learning (Video & Report)

Upside Learning

This morning I stumbled upon an excellent report ‘ Learning & Education in the Networked Society ’ on the Thinking Ahead section of Ericsson’s website. There’s an accompanying 20 min video titled ‘The Future of Learning’; I’ve linked to that below, take a look. I particularly liked some of the thoughts expressed in the video which I reproduce below (may not be the exact words though).

Social Business by the Numbers

Marcia Conner

Seeking the source of a specific statistic that I included in a talk ? In followup to my list of websites with data relevant to social business , many people have asked for pointers to some of the most interesting data about social media, social business, and engagement. My aim will be to update this list as I discover more numbers that make points better than words. 58% are using it. AdAge.

Should Leaders Communicate or Listen?

CLO Magazine

Some leaders are great communicators, while others are excellent listeners. Great leaders excel at both. Which leadership skill is more vital: being a strong communicator or a great listener? Most believe that great leaders must have both: They should be willing to listen to feedback from key constituents while also being able to articulate a clear and compelling vision. The process, in many instances, works like this: The leaders listen, seek information, buy-in and commitment from stakeholders. Then they consider feedback, using it as a springboard when developing a vision.

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Promote Active Learning through Games

Web Courseworks

My Session at the ASAE Healthcare Associations Conference 2012 I have had the pleasure of attending ASAE conferences in the past, but my first visit to the Healthcare Associations Conference will take place this week. Attracting around 200 attendees from the Healthcare Association realm, I am especially excited to not only connect and learn from [.]. eLearning

Participate in the Knowledge Sharing Challenge and Stand a Chance to Win $3000

Adobe Captivate

Last week we announced the Knowledge Sharing Challenge at Adobe Learning Summit. It’s an amazing opportunity for anyone (eLearning Professional, Trainer, Subject Matter Expert, Instructional Designer, Knowledge Worker, You Name it) to compete for great prizes and show your colleagues what you can do. All you need to do is record a short video using [.]. Adobe Presenter eLearning Suite Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Adobe eLearning Suite Adobe Presenter 8 Adobe Presenter Video Creator Knowledge Sharing Challenge video

Accessibility in Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

Accessibility is a term that is tossed around easily in our industry, but many times for the wrong reasons—and sadly, rarely comprehensively. I hope this series of articles shed some light on the subject. For those already making the effort to build accessible content, I hope the information here encourages you to delve deeper into new and updated resources. Click here to read full version

3 Ways to Use Adobe Connect

Integrated Learnings

by Jonathan Shoaf. Adobe Connect is one of the leading virtual classroom products on the market. It has this reputation because it is user friendly, feature rich, reliable, and provides an identical experience for all users on all systems that support Adobe Flash. Adobe Connect competes in both the web conferencing and education markets. There are several reasons it competes well when it comes to corporate learning. First, it is easy for learners to participate. All they need is a web-browser that supports Flash. There is no requirement to get IT involved. Lectures and Webinars.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

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Customer stories: Lenzing


Background. Lenzing AG is a global market leader in the production of man-made cellulose fibers with headquarters in Austria, production sites in all major markets as well as a worldwide network of sales and marketing offices. Lenzing is the leading supplier in many business-to-business markets and supplies the global textile and nonwovens industry. The project and its challenges.

Employee Development Comes in Many Shapes and Sizes


There has been much written about employee development lately. All of these articles say two things that I find important. First, employees value it when an organization provides opportunities to develop skills beyond just for the job they are doing today. Second, the employee development opportunities must by well-aligned between what employees value and what the organization needs.

EMEA Reporter: The European Training Foundation's Role in Policy Development by Nic Laycock

Learning Solutions Magazine

Much innovative and effective work carried out in the emerging world, especially in using mobile technology to deliver learning, is unknown in Europe and North America. The European Training Foundation (ETF) in Turin, Italy, is becoming a clearinghouse for this information. Here’s a report on what they are doing. Design Strategies Development Strategies Learning Research Management Mobile Learnin

Fresh from DevLearn 2012: Tin Can API

The Learning Dispatch

DevLearn attracts many leaders in the online learning industry for its annual conference. This year 2,000 learning and development practitioners gathered in Las Vegas for the October 31 – November 2 event. There were numerous sessions hosted by the best minds in the industry on the latest innovations and issues. One of the hottest topics was the new Tin Can API (Application Programming Interface).

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Study: Employee Recognition Pays Off

CLO Magazine

Companies that excel at employee recognition are 12 times more likely on average to generate strong business results than their peers, according to a new study. Oakland, Calif. — Nov. 7 Bersin & Associates, a provider of research-based membership programs in human resources (HR), has announced new research that shows companies that excel at employee recognition are 12 times more likely on average to generate strong business results than their peers. Source: Bersin & Associates

Using the ridiculous and exaggerated situations to hone learning ideas.

Vignettes Learning

Learners tend to pay attention to extremes - the absurd, ridiculous, incredulous - some form of exaggeration. The entertainment certainly helps. However, what works in our brain is something like this. " Examples may be family-related like weddings, new births, new jobs, the first kiss, a serious accident, a novel discovery. Exaggeration We respond to exaggeration. Ray Jimenez, PhD.

Blackboard Unveils Update for Flagship LMS

CLO Magazine

The release aims to bring a fresh approach to the user interface, an emphasis on social learning and improved value for institutions and educators working to improve student retention. Washington — Nov. 5 Blackboard Inc. has unveiled a new release for its flagship LMS Blackboard Learn, marking a milestone in the company’s effort to bring innovation to its core teaching and learning products. The release aims to bring a fresh approach to the user interface, an emphasis on social learning and improved value for institutions and educators working to improve student retention.

TechSmith Employee Event: Murder Mystery Train

Visual Lounge

All Aboard! The Events Committee at TechSmith tries to plan a fun event each month for employees, spouses, and their families. One such recent event was a new adventure that we had never tried before, and most of us were pleased to find that it was a fantastic time! On a recent Sunday, about 75 employees and their guests climbed aboard The Old Road Dinner Train in Charlotte, MI. Surprise!

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.