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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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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 [.].

How Students Learn

Dont Waste Your Time

While we may think we know ‘how students learn’, do we? ” I’ll sit on the fence on this one: while there may be some positive benefits to these kinds of games I’m not sure if they outweigh the negative? Science practicals … “isn’t always as effective as it may appear on the surface.” Related posts: Games for Learning Infographic.

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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. But what is in store for our industry in 2013, or even the medium to long term? This leaves a lot to be desired.

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TalentLMS: Multiple languages, TinCan, big uploads & more


You are awesome! We would like to personally thank all of you who helped us spread the news about TalentLMS. It has been 7 weeks since our official release and more than 1400 accounts have been created since then! We have very ambitious plans for TalentLMS and we will keep improving it whilst maintaining its aesthetic integrity and simplicity. Today we would like to announce a new product update that includes many important additions. Continue reading for a list of what’s new! Multiple languages. As well as English we now support German , Spanish , French and Greek. TinCan API. iFrame support.


Will learning in SharePoint benefit from the Experience API?

SharePoint and Assessment

Although many corporations and colleges, universities and schools use SharePoint for training and education, take-off for SharePoint in learning is still patchy. SharePoint 2013 looks like it will have some education capabilities, but Microsoft are keeping very quiet about them; for some analysis of the client object model in April here or see a November blog from Mike Smith here ). But I wonder if a new e-learning standard called the Experience API might have more impact in getting SharePoint used for learning, particularly in corporate training? Who is behind the Experience API.

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

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

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.

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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

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]. 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. also regularly lauded his work on problem-solving. Still, I had the opportunity to finally talk to him, and it was a real pleasure.

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How to Create 508 Compliant e-Learning Courses ? Free Webinar

Everything E-Learning

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Blog Post or Snippets?

The Writers Gateway

Its been ages since I blogged and am I really feeling bad about it? still can’t figure out.  I was just wondering why I stopped blogging: New job. New stuff to do. Bored of blogging. Unwillingness to write full length posts. Am running out of ideas. Nothing new to share. Blogging is not helping me in any way or. Simply lazy. Reasons could be many. But then I don’t want to stop sharing stuff here. Probably I should start writing snippets – a few lines or a paragraph about something that I want to share. What do you think? Writers Gateway News