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Dev Corner - Programming for Fun

Visual Lounge

Last month, TechSmith Developers organized their own internal 2-day conference, DevKhan. At TechSmith, we are always striving to learn and DevKhan is a way for our developers to share their expertise with each other. They spoke on a wide variety of topics. The video runs about 25 minutes. Enjoy! What would you like to know from our developers for future Dev Corner posts ? Dev Corner 617

PowerPoint 2010: What's the Difference Between Duplicate and Copy?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. Recently I was asked about the difference between the duplicate and copy commands, since they seemingly do the same thing. Duplicate (Ctrl-D) will automatically copy and paste whatever slide you select and place it right below the original slide. It will be identical in every way to the previous slide. Copy, (Ctrl-C) will save a copy of the slide to your clipboard so that it can be pasted (Ctrl-V) elsewhere in the presentation. Choosing duplicate is a time saver because it negates having to manually paste the slide by doing it automatically for you. Very important!

#MobiMOOC has ended #eduMOOC will start

Ignatia Webs

The MobiMOOC experience was (and is still) a blast. The MOOC format worked well and for many of the MobiMOOC'rs including myself, the knowledge that was shared amongst all of the MobiMOOC participants was incredibly enlightening. For those interested in getting into another educational MOOC, feel free to join the EduMOOC that will cover the idea of Online Learning Today and. Tomorrow. mooc edumoo

Writing & Grammar: Apostrophes and Possession

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby. Lately I've been hearing a lot of people use expression's like Jennie and I's house. The most alarming use, perhaps, was in a sentence very much like this one: "All of the editing and proofing is handled by Jennie and I's department." " When the head of the editing department struggles with a grammatical issue, you know it is a bad one. As I discussed last week , having a person's name and a personal pronoun in the same sentence seems to make our normal ear for grammar go out the window. They own separate cars.]. They co-own one car.

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.

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A Call to Action: Performance Management in June

Learning on the Leading Edge

It is easy to forget about performance management in June. Appraisals are at long last done. Compensation adjustments have finally taken place. You deserve a rest. However, there is no rest for the weary – or the deserving! In many ways, this time of year is the MOST important time for performance management. So what performance management activities should be a priority? Stacia.

What Business Can Learn from Remote Teaching

Mindflash

A futurist’s out-of-the-box ideas on how education should develop provide inspiration for the training programs of today. Among the proposed solutions to America’s much-discussed crisis in public education are merit pay for teachers , more charter schools and curriculum reform. The piece by author Lance Secretan looks to Sal Kahn for inspiration. Do you think Secretan’s on the right track?

A Call to Action: Performance Management in June

Learning on the Leading Edge

It is easy to forget about performance management in June. Appraisals are at long last done. Compensation adjustments have finally taken place. You deserve a rest. However, there is no rest for the weary – or the deserving! In many ways, this time of year is the MOST important time for performance management. So what performance management activities should be a priority? Stacia.

Measuring Level Four

aLearning

Sounds like something from a sci-fi flick, doesn’t it?!? But of course I’m referring to Donald Kirkpatrick’s four-level model for measuring learning outcomes. The first level, you’ll remember, is “reaction.&# We do a good job of measuring that by using “smile sheets&# — those feedback forms that we issue right after learning as occurred (for more on Smile Sheets, see the article “Smile Sheets To Smile About&# in the April 2010 issue of ASAE’s Associations Now magazine). Let’s start with why. The answer is because. …sales?&#.

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.

Audition Roundtripping with Adobe Captivate 5.5

Adobe Captivate

In my last blog post, we saw a demonstration on how to remove the noise and normalize audio with Adobe Audition 5.5. We also looked how to get the audio from Captivate to Audition, edit it in Audition and then bring the edited audio back to Captivate. Now it’s time to look at all the [.]. eLearning Suite Extending Captivate How do I. Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Audition 5.5 Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 rapid elearning

Revisiting old useful ideas - learnscapes

Learning Rocks

For whatever reason, this diagram by Clark Quinn has stuck in my head, and for the fourth time of calling I found myself scrabbling to find it, including tweeting the man himself to see if he could identify it from my patchy description. Our mindset can sometimes be a bit "classical" I fear, as befits a former public sector training organisation/venue in its fifth decade. Please let me know.

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Offboarding

Jay Cross

Lots of organizations I speak with are concerned about onboarding , that is, bringing new people into the fold, socializing them, and getting them up to speed. Few people have addressed offboarding , the process of letting people go, yet the benefits from taking a new approach are huge. Kevin Clark is one of the people who has studied — and implemented — a better way. Just Jay

Free E-learning Tutorial 13: E-Learning Instructional Design Approaches

e-Learning Academy

Episode 13 e-learning tutorial outlines five apprpaches to self-directed e-learning courseware instructional design. Why not download this free e-learning training from iTunes Or read the Transcript Or watch the entire free e-learning tutorial series on our YouTube channel (Episode 13 is embedded below). Design E-Learning Tutorial Podcast Video

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

You don’t reach Serendip by plotting a course for it

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Friday’s Finds are a compilation of what I have learned on Twitter the previous week. This started as an alternative to the popular #FollowFriday on Twitter where people say who they recommend to follow. find that most #FF recommendations lack context so I usually ignore them and I don’t post them as I feel they just add noise to the stream. Instead, I curate Friday’s Finds. For 107 consecutive weeks I published Friday’s Finds but I missed last week because I was having too much  fun deep in many conversations. Offline took precedence over online. QUOTES.