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A Course to Remember: Facilitating Memory Retention in eLearning

B Online Learning

Instructional designers are interested in the question “How do people learn?”. This is not an easy question to answer because there are so many factors involved in the learning process—motivation, environment, ability and so on. In this post I would like to take the question one step further to ask “How do people retain what [.].

The Future of E-Learning in 2013


Picture from As the year comes to an end, I find myself looking at the emerging trends in our industry, particularly in regards to e-learning. Arguably the most exciting advancement is the new Tin-Can API as we move away from the clunky SCORM protocols of the past. A slew of other products are also on the verge of launch, including our very own LearnDash WordPress LMS plugin.

LMS Switching Guide – A Free eBook!

Upside Learning

There are things that are easy to do, and then there are a few that are easier said than done. Switching to a new LMS, for most organizations, belongs to the latter. We have addressed various areas in LMS switching on our blog earlier. Titled ‘LMS Switching Guide’ , this free eBook is a start to end guide on LMS switching. Understanding the components of the LMS switching process.

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Recycling learning

Learning with e's

".making good use of the things that they find, things that the everyday folk leave behind." Yep, that's a blast from the past for those who grew up watching the children's programme The Wombles on television. Essentially, the Wombles were furry creatures who lived on Wimbledon Common and tidied up all the litter left behind by the 'everyday folk'. How does this fit into education? well, read on.

[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development

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The Just Right Learning Management System

JPL Learning

According to a recent Bersin study , organizations will spend $1.9 billion in 2013 on learning management systems (LMS). With more than 500 LMS providers in the market and most offering the same features, it can be hard to find the best solution for your needs. Today’s LMS applications can be installed or hosted and are available with various pricing models. They include features for talent management, knowledge management and performance management. They have all of the capabilities an organization needs to deploy learning and development to its employees. Learning Management Systems

Food for Taught


Schoolteachers should have to pass a stringent exam – much like the bar exam for lawyers – before being allowed to enter the profession, one of the nation’s largest teachers unions said Monday. This headline was from a recent news story about a proposal from the American Federation of Teachers calling for a new written test [.]. Education elearning Learning

Game Design and Gamification Workshop at ASTDTK2012

Kapp Notes

Are you headed to ASTDTK13, if so, check out this great workshop. Here is the ASTD press release. Learn how to engage learners using game design and gamification! You know games are a great way to engage learners and increase learning retention. But games need to be carefully designed for maximum learning effectiveness. You now have an opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop, Game Design and Gamification , where you will work through the game design process step-by-step with two internationally recognized authors and speakers on the topic. Games

Camtasia for Mac: Meet The Mysterious but Heroic “Global Edit Mode”

Visual Lounge

This is one of those features that you probably would never find on your own, and even if you did there’s a good chance you’d have no idea what it did or how amazingly useful it can be when you need it–at least that’s how it was for me at first. Here’s the scoop: Can’t see the video? View it on The post Camtasia for Mac: Meet The Mysterious but Heroic “Global Edit Mode” appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Tips & How To's

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

eLN Insights advent calendar

From the Coleface

After a weekend of getting advent calendars underway, once again it’s great to see that the eLearning Network has its own advent calendar up and running. Check it out at [link]. e-learning

Vale David Jonassen

Clark Quinn

David Jonassen passed away on Sunday. He had not only a big impact on the field of computers for learning, but also on learning itself. And he was a truly nice person. I had early on been a fan of his work, his writing on computers as cognitive tools was insightful. He resisted the notion of teaching computing, and instead saw computers as mind tools, enablers of thinking. He was widely and rightly regarded as an influential innovator for this work. I also regularly lauded his work on problem-solving. He did deep work on problem-solving that more should pay attention to. He will be missed.

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