Tue.Apr 03, 2012

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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.

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.

Great Training Starts With Asking Great Questions

Mindflash

The biggest problem I see with trainers and educators? Simple. They talk too much! They feel a need to lecture — to impart their knowledge on trainees. Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) aren’t much better in this regard. They often think that their “expertise” means they must have all the answers to students’ questions. Great learning happens through questions — in the asking, not the telling.

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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.

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

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.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

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?

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

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.

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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

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.

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.

The Latest on HTML5 Authoring Tools for Mobile LMS

cogentys

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

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