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Introducing a new Podcast: This Week in #mLearning [Episode 1: The new iPad and Mobile Learning]

mLearning Revolution

I’m am extremely excited to introduce a brand new weekly Podcast entitled ‘This Week in Mobile Learning” with my friend and co-host Robert Gadd. Each week Robert and I will discuss various trending topics and their impact on mobile learning, including the state of mobile in general, mobile devices, HTML5, Adobe Flash, Responsive Web Design, Rapid Development tools, especially as they begin making the shift from desktop to mobile, mobile apps, video, Education and more. Here are some sound bites of what you can expect in this first episode: Introductions. And much more.

New Horizon report on #mLearning and latest #eLearning technologies

Ignatia Webs

If you have not read it yet, this report on the latest The NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program. The nice thing about this 42 page publication is that it looks at probable implementation of new and upcoming learning technologies (games, augmented reality, gesture based computing.). To get this free publication you do have to register for an account, but it is worth it! How cool is that?! gesture-based learning augmented learning games mLearning research books eLearning

Building Your E-Learning Course Design Tool Kit

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

If the title of this post makes you think I will list a whole bunch of tools here, let me first set the expectations right. It is my endeavor to take a look at the e-learning course design process here, so that you can decide how to build a tool kit that addresses all process components. learning course creation is all about having a design process in place to build the right course in time.

You Need to Know These Seven Tips If You Build Graphics for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

If you’re building elearning courses, then you should expect to have a graphics editing program as part of your tool chest. In a previous post I mentioned a few free (or low cost ) graphic editors if you don’t already have one. Free Desktop Image Editors. Free Online Image Editors. There’s even a good discussion about graphics applications in the elearning community. Jump in and share a favorite of yours. There’s a difference between having a graphics application and being a professional graphics artist. Many of us work alone and have to do our own graphics. How to Remove Backgrounds.

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Training: Effective Planning for your eLearning Courses

Adobe Captivate

When: Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:00 AM – 3:00 PM US/Pacific Description: Join Kirsten Rourke, Adobe Captivate Expert and Trainer along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to discuss the essentials during the planning process for your elearning courses. During the session, we will discuss how Storyboarding, planning for assets and navigation is very important to minimize [.]. Conferences and events eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Adobe Captivate webinar Adobe eLearning Suite Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5

Telling Stories with Social Media – Part Three

Onlignment

In part two we looked at four ways in which we can use social media to enhance our storytelling. In this third and final part we’ll consider the key benefit and share a few tips. Stories Sell. We may not always like to acknowledge this, but a lot of what we do as learning and development professionals is about selling. We sell the benefits of different ways of doing something, we sell the concept of a new process, we sell people tools and techniques that can make them more effective or efficient. There are many ways that social media can help us with this, but here are a few ideas.

Training: Power of Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate: Tips and Tricks

Adobe Captivate

When: Thursday, May 10, 2012 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Lieve Weymeis, Adobe Captivate Expert and Adobe Education Leader along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to improve using Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate. We will learn the best practices to create advanced actions while avoiding pitfalls. What’s in it for you? Prepare advanced actions [.]. eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Adobe Captivate webinar Adobe eLearning Suite Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5

Skillsoft Acquires Element K for $110 Million

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The business of eLearning in corporate training continues to shift. You may have already heard this news, so I won't bother you with the details. You can read the full press release here. I'm just pointing it out as a "heads up" that the eLearning industry is alive and well and corporate training departments need to continue to stay up to date on the latest moves within our industry.

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.

Adobe Wants to Have a New Relationship With You by Stephen Haskin

Learning Solutions Magazine

Among software vendors, Adobe has what is surely the biggest footprint in the world of eLearning. authoring. And at the moment, Adobe also has a huge controversy on its hands, because of their. decision to go to a subscription model for Creative Suite. While we are slowly getting more details, here is a sketch of what has some customers upset. Graphics Management Strategies Media Tools

A ‘very important’ writing tip from C.S. Lewis

Good To Great

I just came across a real gem of a letter  on Letters of Note  (a blog that’s definitely worth a look), sent by C.S. Lewis to a young American fan in 1956. Isn’t it lovely and quite remarkable that he replied to his fan mail in such a thoughtful and personal way? Aside from that, though, this letter stood out to me because of a particular piece of advice shared in it, which I think all e-learning designers (indeed, all writers!) should be mindful of: In writing. Don’t use adjectives which merely tell us how you want us to feel about the thing you are describing.

3 Major Reasons You Should Host Your Own LMS

LearnDash

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) can be great, but it certainly isn’t the best solution for everyone. With today’s trend of SaaS, it can be easy to forget the benefits of hosting your own LMS. Here are the top 3 reasons why you should host your own LMS: 1. First, the admin can apply their database knowledge to the LMS, and decrease the learning curve. wordpress lms

A ‘very important’ writing tip

Good To Great

I just came across a real gem of a letter  on Letters of Note , sent by C.S. Lewis to a young American fan in 1956. Isn’t it lovely and quite remarkable that he replied to his fan mail in such a thoughtful and personal way? Aside from that, though, this letter stood out to me because of a particular piece of advice shared in it, which I think all e-learning designers (indeed, all writers!) should be mindful of: In writing. Don’t use adjectives which merely tell us how you want us to feel about the thing you are describing. Are we guilty of laziness when we do this?

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.

Pinterest? Not a fan.but I'm paying attention.the Re-Rise of the Visual

Mark Oehlert

I think I have a Pinterest account. I may have pinned something at some time. Oh yeah, here it is.this is what I saw when I logged into Pinterest this morning.for some reason it thinks I'm VERY into aprons. Anyway, that's not the point (BTW I do have  HUGE apron collection ;-)). The point is I'm watching Pinterest explode and wondering what's up. . follow hashtags like #INFOGRAPHIC and #INFOPORN.

Stuck in a job that sucks? 4 Ways to Get Over the Suck in Stuck

Trina Rimmer

Last fall, the NY Times ran a great article - "Do Happier People Work Harder?". In it, the author cited results from The Gallup-Healthways  Well-Being Index  which indicated that Americans feel worse about their jobs — and work environments — than ever before. Not too surprising. This assessment coupled with my own casual observations and conversations with frustrated friends and colleagues allows me to draw many conclusions about myself, the fate of the modern worker , and ultimately the fate of the L&D function. But How do you thrive when you're stuck in job that sucks? Resist! Period.

New Podcast - "This Week in mLearning"

mLearning Trends

I'm pleased to share details about a new social venture I'm supporting with my friend and colleague, RJ Jacquez ; namely, a weekly podcast titled This Week in mLearning. For those who don't know him (and you should), RJ is an " Über " bright and insightful T-n-D professional, an avid blogger, a budding author, an app designer and one of the recognized talents in our growing industry.

Training: Leverage on Typography to Create the Engaging Interfaces for eLearning Courses

Adobe Captivate

When: Thursday, April 19, 2012 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Jay Dutta, Typographer, Designer and Design Evangelist along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to learn how to play with text and type to create interesting and immersive designs that keeps the learners engaged with your elearning courses. During the session we will also [.]. Conferences and events eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Adobe Captivate webinar Adobe eLearning Suite Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

The tensions at EDGEX2012

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

Speakers at the EDGEX Conference debated many tensions and challenges apparent in education today. George Siemens evocatively questioned the use of the word “disruptive” and asserted that we should call for transformation instead. Given the broad societal transitions to a networked and complex ecology, he talked about how initiatives like Coursera, Udacity and the Khan Academy provided disruptions, but did not transform education. That leverage of transformative educational research, was perhaps what excited many of the international and national speakers and delegates at EDGEX.

Training: Best Practices for Creating and Using Videos in Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate

When: Thursday, May 3, 2012 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Joseph Caplan, Adobe Captivate Expert along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to learn how to create videos effectively for Adobe Captivate. During the session, we will also learn the best practices, tools and techniques used for high-quality videos. What’s in it for you? [.]. eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe Captivate 5 training Adobe Captivate 5.5

Work-Learning Research highly ranked on search engines.

Will at Work Learning

The Work-Learning Research website is ranked as follows: #4 on Google. #4 on Bing. #7 on Yahoo. When searching for "learning research.". Interestingly, we hardly ever get paid to do research. Mostly we get paid to use research wisdom to make practical recommendations, for example in the following areas: Learning Design. Learning. Training. Onboarding. Safety. Learning Evaluation. Organizational Change. Leadership Development. Improving the Learning Department's Results. Making Fundamental Change in Your Organization's Learning Practices. And here's a secret.

Are you just filling the page? - DRAWMore Fireworks Video #1

Developer on Duty

I remember the first time I created a transparency or PowerPoint slide, and I was happy to see there was clipart to help me fill in the screen. However, as I began to develop CBT and online courses, I needed to improve my graphics skills. VIDEO >>   Are you just filling the page? Brief discussion on the effectiveness of simple graphical models. Happy Development,  . The Developer: On Duty.

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.

The Latest on HTML5 Authoring Tools for Mobile LMS

eLearning TV

HTML5 Authoring Tools for Mobile LMS HTML5 seems to be gaining momentum every hour of every day. Because Corporate America wants to access their eLearning on their iPad. Period! Our phones are. click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!]. Text Posts elearning. mobile lms html5 authoring tool

Are you just filling the eLearning page? - DRAWMore Fireworks Video #1

Developer on Duty

I remember the first time I created PowerPoint slide for an e-learning course, and being happy to see clipart to help fill out the screen. However, as I began to develop more CBT and elearning courses, I needed to improve my computer graphic skills. VIDEO >>   Are you just filling the page?  | Flash | Mobile |- Brief discussion on the effectiveness of simple graphical models. Happy Development,  .