Thu.Dec 13, 2012

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8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

mLearning Revolution

2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems. In 2012 Apple announced the iPhone 5, two new iPads and the new iPad mini; Google unveiled their first tablet, the nexus 7 and later the 10″ version; Amazon gave us three Kindle Fire HD tablets. iPhone) and Android (e.g.

‘Google Maps’ App

Dont Waste Your Time

Ever since the upgrade to iOS6 the one thing I, and many more, have missed are the Google Maps. Well, ever since news leaked of Google Maps being ready for the App Store we have been waiting for it’s release. And here it is! ‘Google Maps’ (iPhone/iPad/iPod) : Thankfully available on the iPhone again, I’ve missed this. and it’s back and better than before.

Insights: Evaluation and follow-up matters

Clive on Learning

This post completes my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The tenth and final 'insight' is that ‘Evaluation and follow-up matters'. This insight mirrors the findings of Towards Maturity , which places 'demonstrating value' as a key element in their model for effective application of learning technologies. To quote from their latest benchmark report, demonstrating value means: 'Closing the value loop from strategic objective to achievement – and ensuring that stakeholders are kept fully informed along the way.' insights

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Learning and Working on the Web

Last month I wrote a post that included a presentation on enterprise social dimensions. It was based on three different perspectives I had come across. recognized certain patterns and put these together to create a lens that could be used to determine if a selection of enterprise social network tools covered the spectrum of performance/learning needs in networked workplace.

Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

Stuck with a bunch of Flash-based courses that cannot be viewed on mobile devices? This eBook will take you through the steps to convert existing courses into HTML 5 format and make it compatible with the latest devices and browsers.

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Three tips to shake up your e-learning strategy!

Spicy Learning

This article was originally published on eLNinsights. As an early Christmas gift, our instructional designers have gathered together some of our favourite tips for L&D people like you! Let the learner objectives mould your content. Luke Helgesen –  @luke_saffron. Step one for any e-learning course should be to draft out the behavioural outcomes that any learner should be able to do following successful completion of the course. Watch your optimism and don’t be shackled by the plan! Nick Baum –  @nick_saffron. It’s natural to be optimistic and to believe that everything will go right.

Learning Design Models Are Fine: But Are They Practical?

Mindflash

One of the most important things a learning experience (LX) designer can do is apply a sound, repeatable process to one’s designs. The problem I have with design processes is that they are often too vague and do not actually tell you what to do in the moment. For example, take a look at the A in ADDIE. Analyze. like simple. wonder if you do something similar. Course Development E-learning

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Converting Classroom Training to E-Learning: Key Questions

E-learning Uncovered

Recently I’ve worked on several projects for clients where I converted their existing classroom training to e-learning. usually had three types of material to work with: a PowerPoint presentation for the course, instructor and participant guides, and an audio or video recording of an instructor-led (classroom or webinar) version of the course. What comes next? As I begin a new project like this I like to ask myself these key questions to help clarify the task of converting the course to e-learning. 1. Is the content well-organized and does it flow well? And in some cases, they are non-existent!

Finally, alternatives to prominent MOOCs

George Siemens

Tony Hirst shared a new initiative via OU UK: UK universities embrace the free, open, online future of higher education powered by The Open University. From a Times HE release : Futurelearn will carry courses from 12 UK institutions (see list), which will be available to students across the world free of charge. It will follow in the footsteps of US providers including Coursera, edX and Udacity, which offer around 230 Moocs from around 40 mostly US-based institutions to more than 3 million students. Tony Hirst has compiled a list of articles (or churnalism as it appears to be).

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

Ohio Get’s All Up In Christmas!

Living in Learning

You really should crank this up on your computer. It may start rather slowly, but the pace picks up. Plan on bobbing our head about half-way through. Should you find your head not bobbing.check your pulse. Continuous Learning Christmas decorations Christmas light show LinkedIn

The Locking Mailbox: Low Tech Security With a High Tech Effect

eContent

Over the years many friends who know I'm a techie / nerd have asked or commented: Aren't you concerned with the safety of online shopping? Someone could steal your credit card or account numbers. Using  Using all these online services are dangerous.  How many of you have locking mailboxes? An online thief needs to have advanced software skills to steal your identity.

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Join us live at 2pm – ScreenChamp Awards show

Visual Lounge

Today (Thursday, December 13) at 2pm ET we’ll announce the winners of this year’s coveted ScreenChamp Award , which recognizes excellence in screencasting. Our panel of expert judges  will be on-hand (via the magic of Skype) to announce and provide some commentary on their picks for the four category winners…and we’ll also reveal the Best in Show winner chosen by popular vote. Click here to view the live stream at 2pm ET. Finalist Videos. We had more than 150 entries this year from more than a dozen countries. Can’t see the embedded player? Watch on Vimeo.

Don’t Want Young Workers?

CLO Magazine

Most firms don’t recruit young workers straight out of school because they lack work experience. Too bad for them. Being young in today’s labor market is not easy. Employer surveys show that only a small number of firms recruit young workers straight out of school, citing a “lack of work experience” as the reason. This makes today’s youth one of the most disadvantaged groups in the job market. This is a problem. Helping young people get settled in the workplace is not just an issue of corporate responsibility, but is vital to business success. Bolster the employer brand.

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

Free Holiday Flash Game Template

eLearning Brothers

We hope you enjoy this years free holiday game template. This game, though similar to last years, is packed full of great features and enhancements. Enjoy this game for free. Demo the template. Download this template for free! Note:  You will be asked to create a Free Account in our Template Library to gain access to all of our  free templates.).

This Week on #TalkTech: The New Zite, Evaluating Mobile Apps for Learning, Google Maps and iOS

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.  We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. This is the last #TalkTech of 2012! We’ll be up and running again on Thursday, January 3rd and ready to discuss the latest trends and technology once again. We’re all about the apps this week! Awesome!

Google, BMW Most Attractive Employers for Europeans

CLO Magazine

A new study also found that professional services and firms that offer training and development are gaining steam across the continent. Stockholm — Dec. 12 Based on the preferences of more than 85,000 career seekers with a business or engineering background, Universum has released its first European talent attraction index, "Europe's Most Attractive Employers 2012.” ” The index, split in the business category and engineering category revealed the current level of attractiveness that companies have as employers, and therefore their potential to lead the world of tomorrow.

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Corporate Training Choices Explained

Your Training Edge

There are many types of corporate training.  People often ask what type of training is best. While While on the surface, it may seem that there is a reasonable response, the program is more problematic.  Each type of training has inherent strengths and weaknesses.  Sometimes the question of which type of training is best is correctly answered by the identification with an assessment of the needs-based purpose for the training. With each of the following training systems, I have provided a brief explanation and a summary of the pros and cons for each. Weaknesses: Inability to measure learning.

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

Hyatt to Launch Global Training Program to Combat Human Trafficking

CLO Magazine

To mark Human Rights Day, the hotel company is advancing a campaign against human trafficking by launching a global training program developed with the Polaris Project, an organization dedicated to combating human trafficking. Chicago — Dec. 12 Hyatt Hotels Corp. plans to celebrate Human Rights Day by highlighting its commitment to respecting fundamental human rights, as embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Hyatt established diversity and inclusion as a core tenet of its U.S. operations more than 20 years ago. Source: Hyatt Hotels Corp

Instant and Rapid One-Minute Learning for mLearning and eLearning

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: In a rapid, constantly-changing, technology-enabled work environment, which one works best – linear or random learning? How do we rethink or reformulate to make the linear content friendly to random learning? How does this benefit instant learning for busy learners? Which image helps instant learning on sexual harassment? Five Steps in Formulating Instant Learning 1. SPIN IT! Test it.

Against the herd

Learnforever

When I worked for Pearson plc in the 1990s, I was part of a newly-created business, Financial Times Management, specialising in management education. When that business was just two years old, a decision was taken no rebrand it as FT Knowledge. Haven't we just had a restyling? Are the benefits of the latest change a worthwhile use of CIPD member subscriptions?