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Adobe Captivate 5.5: Quizzes To Write Home About

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel You've always been able to create quizzes with Captivate. Of course, over the years the quiz features have gotten better and better. However, if you've spent any time with the quiz feature in Captivate 5, you are probably a bit disappointed with how bad some of the text formatting features are. You'll be happy to hear that all is well in the new Adobe Captivate 5.5.

The Jedi Trainer’s Guide To Employee Management


Serious skill is required to navigate the galactic asteroid fields of employee management. Whether you’ve mastered the art of the Jedi Mind Trick — or your employees would sooner follow instructions from a Wookie — here are some specific ways in which your management skills can benefit from the ancient trials of Jedi training. Click image to enlarge).

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The Death of the Traditional Web: Implications for Self-Directed Learning

Social Learning

A friend of mine recently sent me a fascinating article titled “ The Shrinking of the Non-Social Web ” which contained some real eye-openers. A brief overview of the content of the article: Traditional use of the Web (i.e. non-mobile and non-video usage) is shrinking. Per-person consumption of traditional Web content fell by 3 percent between March 2010 and March 2011 in terms of minutes.

The Course Catalog Is (Should Be) Dead

The Peformance Improvement

Recently, I was asked a very thought-provoking question by the director of HRD for a large organization. I was explaining the “5As Framework” to her and she asked, “What are the implications for what we do here?” I immediately launched into my usual speech about getting managers of learners involved in actively supporting the learning process. What do you think? Can we throw out the course catalog?

[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development

Want to expand your training efforts? You’ll often see success by starting small and growing your program in a sustainable way. Download the eBook to learn more.

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Big Announcement from Big Brainz

Kapp Notes

Here is an announcement from Big Brainz that I think is of interest: DIVISION EXPANSION PACK NOW AVAILABLE. At last! The Division Expansion Pack includes the same great Timez Attack entertainment, but incorporates all new curriculum that ensures instant recall of division facts. To try it, just download the latest version of Timez Attack. Th e base version of division is automatically included. Base Version Free! So that we can keep helping ALL kids regardless of budgets or income, we’re again providing our base version absolutely free. Just use the same email). Spread the Word. Game

Lessons Learned from the mLearnCon 2011 Backchannel by David Kelly

Learning Solutions Magazine

What can you learn from an eLearning Guild conference, even if you don’t attend? With mobile and social technology, the answer is, “A lot!” It’s great to attend conferences in person, but budgets and schedules don’t always align to make that possible. Here is what one non-attendee gleaned from the backchannel. He didn’t get as much as he would have in person, but what he did get is impressive.

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

We just cut the price of the eBook to $12. eBook , $12. Paper, $24. By Charles Jennings, Harold Jarche, ?Clark Clark Quinn, Jane Hart & Jay Cross. This is the first edition of the Fieldbook to incorporate QR codes. That’s what these funky-looking little bar codes are called. Point your smart phone at a QR code, and you’ll be led to a location on the net with more information. Excerpt. Contents.

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What Does (Should) Your CEO Expect from Training?

CLO Magazine

Frankly, many CEOs and senior leaders don’t expect much from HR or training. They have risen through the ranks not expecting much and, for many, their experiences have confirmed these expectations. Historically, HR and L&D leaders have done little to change this low expectation. They have reinforced the idea that HR (and L&D) is unique in that most of what is does cannot be planned, managed or measured like other aspects of business. In my opinion this is simply not true, and the sooner we “educate” senior leadership to expect more from us the better. Continuously improve. Be honest.

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Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

mLearnCon 2011: Putting Learning In Motion (A Week After) by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

The eLearning Guild's mLearnCon 2011 exemplified the growth in interest and practice in the mobile learning area, with over 50% more attending this year than last. Here is a very brief overview of what went on in San Jose June 20 to 23! Mobile Learning

The Magnificent Seven Personality Traits of Successful Sales People

Upside Learning

Perhaps the most difficult aspect of my role as a business consultant is selling. Generally the difficulty comes from achieving a balance between quality and quantity i.e. it isn't too difficult to sell yourself if you have a particular brand but when it comes to selling others as you have to do if engaged by a corporate consultancy, selling becomes a another challenge all together. Martin.

The iPad have arrived

Moodle Journal

Today I had first site and contact with our new iPad collection. This eLearning project has been a while in coming to life it seems, but I can certainly appreciate the constraints of wise prequrement, given the arrival of the iPad 2 at such a sensitive time for us. Regards Barry

How to create social buzz at a learning event

Jane Hart

Tweet. In Jeff Bullas’s recent post, 9 ways to create and share social media content at an event , he described how you might use the following 9 social tools to encourage participation in an event (in this case a fashion show). Videos. Pictures and images. Slideshare. Twitter. Blogs. Facebook. MySpace. Website. Digital media aggregator. Oh, and remember! Picture taken by @mikecollins007

Get an Exclusive Articulate Storyline Game Show Template from eLearning Brothers

Download one of the most popular game templates from eLearning Brothers with a look and feel exclusively made for eLearning Learning subscribers! eLearning Brothers creates awesome templates and assets to help you look like an eLearning Rockstar!

Shifting From the Schoolyard to the Workplace

CLO Magazine

Some companies are implementing initiatives to see that the underprivileged or underskilled are served and not forgotten. The Alliance for Excellent Education wants to make sure these same groups will be served under federal law as well. Using the New York City Department of Education’s Multiple Pathways to Graduation (MPG) program as an example, the Alliance for Excellent Education is passing along three recommendations to add a different perspective for K through 12 education. Fast forward five years, and the median graduation rate is 52.5 percent. percent in 2009.

“Your call is important to us”

Jay Cross

The big companies you call for help know there’s a better way. That’s why outfits like Cisco, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, Symantec, Yahoo!, Dell, Intuit, and Salesforce.com participate in the Consortium for Service Innovation. Mission. Advance the state of the art in customer interactions by developing innovative strategies, models and standards. Vision. And it is personal. Just Jay