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Mobile Enables Informal Learning

Upside Learning

Last week I was at the eLearning Network’s 25th Birthday Bash in London. It was a fantastic event with some great speakers and an opportunity to learn drumming. spoke (for 5 min) on how mobile enables informal learning. Here’s a summary of my talk. Informal Learning. One of the challenge L&D staff has had is to understand Informal Learning and what can they do something about it.

Analyzing institutes online #presence for increased competitiveness

Ignatia Webs

During the last few weeks I was asked to see where my current institute was in terms of innovation, digital identity, online visibility. and more of those knowledge age connected characteristics. This lead me to set up a presentation with some options to find out where your institute or organization is placed among its competitors or partners. Where is your institute at? exiting and fun stuff!

Academic Excellence in 140 Characters

Dont Waste Your Time

This study provides experimental evidence that Twitter can be used as an educational tool to help engage students and to mobilize faculty into a more active and participatory role.” ” YouTube: Academic Excellence in 140 Characters. Thanks to Edutopia for this and many more  excellent Twitter / Video resources. Related posts: Twitter for Teachers … a great video introduction.

Adobe Captivate 6: A Production Tip That'll Save You Time

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    After inserting an object onto a Captivate slide, you have multiple ways that you can control when the object appears on the slide. For instance, you can change the  Appear After  timing for the selected object on the  Properties  panel,  Timing  group.       You can also drag the left edge of the object left or right on the Timeline to change the Appear After time.  At the top of the Timeline, click at the exact time where you want an object to first appear. Looking to learn Captivate quickly?

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Partner story: SDMS Ltd UK


Founded in 1990, SDMS Ltd is a specialist solutions provider (and one of the UK’s leading providers) for enterprise level personnel, recruitment and staff development management systems. Why did they choose eFront? SDMS Founder and Managing Director David Stevens explained, ”There are several criteria about working with other companies.  SDMS partner story from eFrontLearning.

Help For the One Person Instructional Design Team

Bottom-Line Performance

If you are a one person instructional design team, this post is for you. 2012 is almost over and now is the perfect time to gear up for next year’s eLearning projects. You probably already have some great ideas for next year’s learning initiatives, but it can be pretty hard to execute on all those ideas alone. We feel your pain. We call them Project Kickstarts. Picture It. Build It.

hyper-connected pattern seeking

Learning and Working on the Web

Here is more confirmation that work is learning, and learning is the work. From a recent post by the BBC : Crucial in surviving all of these unpredictable variables is the use of network design tools – software suites that can simulate what happens at the point of disaster. The BBC article discusses the use of technology to analyze data and spot potential risks and trends.

eTraining: Advanced Quizzing in Adobe Captivate 6

Adobe Captivate

Thursday, January 31, 2013, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Assessment and Tracking is an integral part of any eLearning content, Adobe Captivate 6 has improved Quizzing capabilities to do decision-based branching to Branch-aware quizzing. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to learn various techniques used in creating smart branching with the course [.].

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.

The sound of learning

Dave's Whiteboard

I’ve just seen Jane Bozarth’s terrific column at Learning Solutions, Content Becomes Its Own Context. As she read David Byrne’s How Music Works , she writes, “I found I could pretty much substitute the word “content” for the word ‘music’ in many of his ideas.” ” I don’t plan to summarize her article here, so you’ll have to read it for yourself. I may have to read Byrne’s book. certain enjoyed Daniel Levitin’s This is Your Brain on Music , which I wrote about almost five years ago. Generic musing

eTraining: Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 1

Adobe Captivate

Thursday, January 10, 2013, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Adding interactivity in an eLearning course improves the engagement level with the learners. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising in Multi-Part series to learn the basics of Actions and Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate 6. In these sessions, we will learn using various [.]. eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I.

Allow learners to self register to your courses or quizzes


We have recently introduced the self registration feature, which allows learners to log in and self-register to your online classroom. The feature allows instructors to automate a learner’s registry to a particular quiz, course or group.  . Benefits of self registration. Save time by automating registration. Learners provide accurate & up to date information. Step 4.  Step 5. Step 1.

Camtasia for Mac 2.3 Release – Sketch motion callouts, keystroke callouts, and more

Visual Lounge

Upgrade to Camtasia for Mac 2.3 today to enjoy more options for editing and enhancing your videos! WHAT’S NEW IN CAMTASIA FOR MAC 2.3. Sketch Motion Callouts:  Draw attention to specific areas with a professional, animated look. Keystroke Callouts:  Automatically capture any keyboard shortcuts used during recording and show them off as a graphic in your video. Plus, more! Want more details? 

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.

Send an online report card with comments to your learners


With ProProfs , you can send online report cards to learners informing them about their overall performance in a particular quiz. Further,  you can also add bonus points,  to the total marks obtained by a learner. How to email an online report card with comments              . Step 1. Go to My Quizzes and click on “Reports & Attempts” under Analyze. Step 2. Step 3. (Optional) Step 4. Step 5.

Learning Technologies: Looking Back On 2012

ATD Learning Technologies

The end of the year is fast approaching, which means it’s a good time to take a step back and review where we’ve been and speculate on where we’re going. think we can all agree that 2012 continued to be a huge year for mobile. Click here to read full version

My First Impressions of Articulate Storyline

The Writers Gateway

I downloaded the trial version of Articulate Storyline and have been playing with it. The best thing about Storyline is that Try Me Simulations are automated. You just need to open any web application and perform the tasks as you record your screen and then insert the slides as Try mode steps. Your job is done. All your mouse clicks/text entries are captured and when you preview, the same actions are available for the learner/user to try out. Isn’t that cool? But there are still some things, I am trying to figure. I see that not all actions get converted to Try mode. Still figuring out.