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Asynchronous and online should be the default to argue against

Clive on Learning

Live, face-to-face communication has always been the default for human beings. At one stage it was our only option. But what held true 10,000 years ago does not have to hold true now, because now we have some very credible alternative options. Yes, there are strong arguments for meeting face-to-face, when a rich, multi-sensory experience is really important to achieving a satisfactory outcome. But most of our routine meetings are not in this category - we can get along just fine using Skype, or some more sophisticated form of web conferencing. In fact we take that for granted.

The 2020 Workforce and the LMS Disconnect

Xyleme

By Jeffrey Katzman. We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jeanne Meister for Xyleme Voices. Based on insights from her book , the podcast looks at trends and predictions about what the workforce will look like in 2020. Jeanne packs a tremendous amount of valuable information into a 19 minute podcast, so it’s worth a full listen, but here is a small glimpse: In 2020, there will be five generations in the workplace. 50% will be Millennials and Gen 2020 will just be entering the workforce. This means that over half an organization’s workforce will have been hyper-connected since birth.

What should elearning look like?

Learning Visions

What do today's learners expect from an online learning experience? What do you expect? pinged my PLN and came up with these descriptors. What would you add?

Boom! Coach's Eye and T-shirt Cannons

Visual Lounge

At TechSmith we're gearing up for something new. We're kicking off a new app called Coach's Eye. What is Coaches Eye? It is a way to record an athlete, point out problems, and review as needed. And, have you ever thought to yourself. Gee, I could really use a t-shirt cannon!"? If you're like me, the thought crosses your mind often. mean, who doesn't want, no, need a t-shirt cannon?! Sign up here!

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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10 Reasons to upgrade from Adobe Captivate to Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5-the eLearning Dream Team

Adobe Captivate

The iron is definitely hot when it comes to upgrading your copy of Adobe Captivate to Adobe eLearning Suite. In addition to the discount you get just for upgrading, Adobe is now slashing an additional 200$ US of the overall cost. Here are the 4 more reasons to make your life easier and take home the eLearning Dream team. [.]. eLearning Suite eLearning this week Rapid Authoring Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 Captivate Captivate 5 eLearning eLearning Suite 2

Choosing To Offer a Choice

Living in Learning

The first step out onto the steel cable came with almost no hesitation. The safety harness ensured that I would only plunge about three-feet of the fifty or so I hung above terra firma. The exposed rocks that appeared below me added more weight than I reckoned the safety harness would support. resolved to never take another glance south of my position on what started to look like an endless shuffle to the next tree and the security of a solid looking wooden platform. Despite their track record, I still clung to my own doubts and fear was eating my lunch.

Getting and/or Redesigning Content

Coffee and Design

The following are some notes that I will use for a presentation that I am giving to my department about how, I as a designer, get or redesign content that I receive from instructors for their online courses. Each heading represents a different slide in the minimalist presentation of just headings and bullets. The explanations below will be verbally presented. Uniqueness. Perfect Design Situation.

Keepstream – and my favourite tweets this week

Jane Hart

Just discovered Keepstream – am going to be using it to share my own fav tweets on my blog – here’s this week’s collection

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

If by a miracle of mechanical ingenuity.

Learning Cafe

Have you ever thought where did all this computer enabled learning come from? Miracle in the making. In 1912, an American education researcher Dr. Edward L Thorndike said “If by a miracle of mechanical ingenuity, a book could be arranged that only to him who had done what was directed on page one would page two become visible and so on, much that now requires personal instruction could be managed by print.”. His device consisted of a predetermined sequence of questions which were shown, one at a time, through an aperture.  Teaching Machines. Further progress. Programmed learning inaugurated.