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Think Video Game:Create Multiple Levels of Entry into Your E-Learning

Kapp Notes

Playing a game that is too difficult is not fun. Playing a game that is too easy is not fun either. Therefore, the quandary for game developers is to create a game that is neither too hard nor too easy. But when developing a game for a broad audience of unknown skill sets, the task becomes even more daunting. Select your character to begin the adventure. Bonus Fourth Level: Free Play.

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The Big Question: how to assess informal learning

Clive on Learning

The Big Question on the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog is long enough to fill a post all by itself: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? I think we can group this stuff together as all those forms of learning which are not formal, i.e. courses. Can they perform?

eLearning & Grammar: Should eLearning Text Contain End of Sentence Punctuation?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby We recently received the following from Midal, a Skills & Drills reader:  "[In Captivate caption boxes,] is it necessary to include periods at the end of every sentence in a text caption even if it is as simple as "Click Submit"? I have been leaving out periods (but using commas and ellipsis), but our Editor mentioned that the text in caption boxes should always have periods at the end since the sentences are complete." " Should a short, one-sentence caption have a period at the end? Is there a correct answer to this question?

The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

Social Learning

The other day, I ran across Clive Shepherd's recent blog post The New Social Learning – a review and I was struck by an observation he made there. The gist of it was that even though we have an enormous amount of tools available to

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Close to the Edge: The Radicalization of Training

Living in Learning

As I reflect on this title, I can imagine some rather extreme images springing forth in the minds of long-time training purists. I say this with confidence because the topic of facilitating learning at the edges of the ecosystem has freaked out both platform trainers and instructional design professionals before. Yeah, and yours truly was that source of disruption. Several actually questioned if the time had come to update their resumes. In my no-longer-humble-opinion, if training does not step up…make that…step out.to

Camtasia for Mac meet the Mac App Store.

Visual Lounge

Mac App Store meet Camtasia for Mac! I'm happy to announce that Camtasia for Mac is now available in Mac App Store ! One of the best things about purchasing through the Mac App Store is that whenever we update Camtasia for Mac, the Mac App Store will let you know when an update is available. That way you always have the latest version of Camtasia for Mac! Camtasia for Mac Mac News 475 198 157

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The Social Learning Community

Jane Hart

Yesterday I launched the Social Learning Community – a new Community of Practice intended for those interested in the use of social media to work and learn smarter. This is a place where you can join discussions, ask questions, share links, experiences and events with others about social learning – whether it be in education or [.]. Social learning

March’s #LCBQ- Assessing Informal Learning – Are you an accountant or financial adviser?

Spark Your Interest

How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? So, for me, the term assessment needed a finer point, I want to know why we are assessing. . Are we trying to… track if someone learns something without a formal learning intervention? affect change in our industry?


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15 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 16

Upside Learning

The second generation of the iPad is here. iPad 2, with its multitude of features and functionalities (a notch higher than its parent), is a boon for tech-hungry classrooms. 3 days away from the official ‘in stores’ date, it is already poised to revolutionize the education industry. Get the entire lowdown right here. You can dig into our previous lists here. Top 5 eLearning Skills For 2011. Yikes!

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Here’s a Simple Way to Save Time When Working with Graphics in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint’s Clip Organizer is one of those features in PowerPoint that’s been there for years and gets very little use. However, it’s also one of the most powerful time-saving features in PowerPoint, especially if you work with a lot of custom graphics. In today’s post, we’ll explore how to use the clip organizer. This comes in handy if you download and customize lots of clip art. Easy as that!

Adapting 20th Century Training Models for the Future

Integrated Learnings

By Jay Lambert. The Technology Association of Georgia's (TAG) Workplace Learning Society tried an interesting experiment recently by holding a discussion-only meeting on the topic of "Adapting 20th Century Training Models for the Future: Technology's Impact?" Obviously this is a hot topic as probably close to 70 people attended to form a standing room only crowd. The questions posed were: What is your learning philosophy? For example, does your organization have a preferred model such as ADDIE, Kirkpatrick.? Are you learner-centric or value-centric? We still use the ADDIE model.

How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

Dan Pontefract had a great post on TrainingWreck about the inadequacy of the Kirkpatrick model in a world where learning is increasingly collaborative and networked. Dan takes the logic further than I did last week in my post on how to assess learning initiatives. In brief, the Kirkpatrick levels are good for events, not processes. Kirkpatrick is about push, not pull, learning. Network analysis.

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2011 Social-Media Measurement Survey (for Workplace Learning Field)

Will at Work Learning

Social Media is hot, but it is not clear how well we are measuring social media. A couple of years ago I wrote an article for the eLearning Guild about measuring social media. But it's not clear that we've got this nailed yet. With this worry in mind, I've created a research survey to begin a process to see how best social-media (of the kind we might use to bolster workplace learning-and-performance) can be measured. Here's the survey link. Please take the survey yourself. You don't have to be an expert to take it. Here's my thinking so far on this. Please send wisdom if I've missed something.

Adobe Captivate Customer Road Show – Meet with Product Management

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate, Presenter and eLearning Suite Product Management team will meet with customers in the US during the weeks of March 21 and March 28. These are amazing opportunities to participate in the development of your favorite eLearning tools. Adobe’s objective To better understand your eLearning needs, and tailor our future products to better meet [.]. Conferences and events eLearning Suite Technical Support Under the hood Whats new Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Presenter Roadshow

Consider Training As a Reward, Not a Requirement


Most savvy HR managers and trainers recognize the value of training programs as something beyond a mandatory best practice — they’re a critical element of business success, and the programs themselves should be engaging, challenging, and fun. As Lauby writes, “organizations are using training and development as a means to demonstrate how much they care about their employees.

From Film to Game to Training and Education: Is the Entertainment Model the eLearning Model?

Adobe Captivate

I suppose that if my former students had a conference to pick 3 catchphrases for me, they would list; Show, don’t tell. Don’t think, do. Rip and Redo. Today I want to focus on the first, “Show, don’t tell.&# I guess that we all imagine we have a unique perspective once we reach a [.]. Whats new

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.

Great graphic captures many forms of learning

Jay Cross

Harold Jarche* has a great post today entitled Finding the time for networked learning. His graphic grabbed me because it synthesizes many concepts, e.g. 70-20-10, role of networked learning, and the framing of learning as independent, interdependent, & dependent. When I look at the graphic, I see the fingerprints of each member of the Internet Time Alliance. It’s German. Just Jay

There’s No Crying in Basketball!

CLO Magazine

After a last-minute loss to the Chicago Bulls last Sunday, Miami Heat basketball coach Erik Spoelstra confessed to reporters that his players were deeply upset, some even in tears after the latest in a string of tough losses. It’s OK to admit it. It’s normal. The Germans even came up with a word – schadenfreude – for that little warm feeling of pleasure that comes from someone else’s misfortune. Besides my glee, Spoelstra’s comment set off a firestorm of criticism from analysts, coaches, players and fans. Big boys don’t cry, as L.A. Lakers coach Phil Jackson put it. Grin and bear it.

US Wired for Education: Skills Training for America's Unemployed by Brian Lee

Learning Solutions Magazine

Online education and training has applications far beyond the students and employees who are the. traditional focus of e-Learning. An increasingly important use is in the skilling of the unemployed, the. disadvantaged, and the recently incarcerated. Here’s a spotlight on one such application, Metrix. Learning. Asynchronous Certification Future Trends

How's It Going, America?

The Peformance Improvement

Can we measure happiness ? Gallup, in collaboration with Healthways, developed a well-being index and,?? based on this index, they surveyed at least 1000 people every day for two years to chart the change in happiness across the United States over time. The survey includes questions in the following domains: Life Evaluation (overall view of life in the present and future). Emotional Health (happiness, stress, and depression). Physical Health (pain and sick days in the past month). Healthy Behavior (smoking, a healthy diet, and exercise). Basic Access (safety, healthcare, food, and shelter).

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

NY Wired for Education: Skills Training for America's Unemployed by Brian Lee

Learning Solutions Magazine

Online education and training has applications far beyond the students and employees who are the traditional focus of e-Learning. An increasingly important use is in the skilling of the unemployed, the disadvantaged, and the recently incarcerated. Here’s a spotlight on one such application, Metrix Learning. Asynchronous Certification Future Trends

"The Learning eXPLOSION"

Take an e-Learning Break

"The Learning eXPLOSION" by Matthew Murdoch and Treion Muller will help you with moving corporate training to the virtual classroom. It’s packed with lots of great tips, tips and links. If you are thinking about a blended learning approach or have been tasked with creating virtual classroom events, you will find this book a valuable resource. If you are already using virtual classrooms, I am sure you will still find good information including checklists to make your classrooms run smoother and make training interesting and interactive. This book is worth adding to your library.

There Is No Chalk - Untitled Article

There Is No Chalk

A great point about changing the old 1-2-3-4 paradigm: [link

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