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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 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.  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. Search engines, once the gatekeepers to the Web, are giving way to Facebook. 

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The Jedi Trainer’s Guide To Employee Management

Mindflash

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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Google’s What Do You Love?

Upside Learning

I discovered something interesting when trawling my feeds this morning. Google has sneak launched a new way of search aggregation result, technology blogs are tripping over it. Google calls it ‘ What Do You Love? ’. It’s a strange and quirky way to look at search results. Stranger still there is no mention of this on Google’s blog.  I love Lego, so that’s what I typed into the search box.

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.

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?

M-Learning 101: I’ll Take My Rapid E-Learning to Go

Rapid eLearning

Last week I spent a couple of days in San Jose at mLearnCon. Lots of interesting stuff. One thing that stood out was that most people haven’t jumped into the pool yet. Lots of interest, but not a lot of implementation. The challenge for many people is figuring out what mobile learning is and what they can do to get started. And they don’t want to spend a lot of money doing so. So you have the tool.

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Web 2.0 Tools in Education: A Quick Guide (Prof. Mohamed Amin Embi)

ZaidLearn

Web 2.0 Tools in Education: A Quick Guide by Mohamed Amin Embi The best quick guide (230 pages) for 'Web 2.0 Tools in Education' that I have come across (Ever!). 230 pages sounds a lot, but when you are covering 20 learning tools with screenshots, it is pretty quick and lovingly light! Useful? certainly think so! learning Social_Media

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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.

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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Tribes and networks coexist

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet So the social networking utopia is not coming, writes Mashable’s Chris Taylor on CNN. He cites one Dunbar number (now all the rage) and concludes: Turns out we’re hardwired to get along best in tight groups of no more than 150, and have been since we were living on the African savannah. It is not a fair comparison. The  TIMN framework shows how we have evolved as a society.

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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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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Web 2.0 Tools in Education: A Quick Guide (Prof. Mohamed Amin Embi)

ZaidLearn

Web 2.0 Tools in Education: A Quick Guide by Mohamed Amin Embi The best quick guide (230 pages) for 'Web 2.0 Tools in Education' that I have come across (Ever!). 230 pages sounds a lot, but when you are covering 20 learning tools with screenshots, it is pretty quick and lovingly light! Useful? certainly think so! learning Social_Media

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