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Mobile Learning – A Quick Start Guide: Get The Free eBook

Upside Learning

We have been saying it  over and over again – mobile learning is here to stay! It’s only a matter of time before you will need to be invovled in it. As fascinating as mobile learning is, it is extremely dynamic; and evolves at a blinding pace. This leads to organizations being unsure of how to formulate even a basic mLearning Strategy. sneak peek into the eBook. The Technical Approach.

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Sign-up for the free course on #mLearning #MobiMOOC with speakers from around the world

Ignatia Webs

If you are interested in mobile learning (mLearning) in a variety of aspects, feel free to join MobiMOOC2012. MobiMOOC2012 is a free, open and online course that will focus on the subject learning with mobile devices in a wide variety of fields. The course will show examples from around the world with facilitators and speakers from different continents.

Adobe Captivate 5/5.5: Template-Like Settings Without the Template

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    During my  advanced Captivate class , I spend a significant amount of time extolling the value of project templates. While templates are awesome and provide a great jump-start for a new Captivate project, you don't necessarily have to create a project template to ensure that many of the attributes within your projects are consistent. No problem. seconds.

The only way to build confidence is to practise and get feedback

Clive on Learning

Over the past couple of years I've been making quite a play on the need to design formal learning interventions so that they focus on inspiring and confidence building and not on dumping knowledge. In my experience of talking to 100s of trainers, the typical workplace intervention consists of 75% theory and 25% practice. This has two effects: Learners are overwhelmed with new knowledge that they cannot hope to retain. Learners have nowhere near enough time to develop confidence in applying new knowledge and skills, meaning they often leave the course in a state of 'conscious incompetence'.

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!

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How to Empower Employees by Delegating Responsibility and Freedom

Mindflash

Managers often talk about “empowering” employees. Books are written about it. Studies show it improves productivity, quality, employee satisfaction, and customer service. We all know it’s important, but the fact of the matter is that most of the time, when managers try to empower their employees, they miss out on a crucial component. person you regularly lean on for help?

Let Learners Sleep on It

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. As kids, many of us resisted bedtime. As adults, many of us wish we could get more sleep. For those in the midst of learning something new, a good night’s sleep can be especially beneficial. Studies of memory consolidation and sleep. Over the past several years, sleep researchers and neuroscientists have studied a process called memory consolidation, in which our brains integrate newly learned knowledge into long-term memory. Researchers believe that REM sleep helps facilitate this process. Researchers from the University of Lübeck. And there’s more! What do you think?

How to Empower Employees by Delegating Responsibility and Freedom

Mindflash

Managers often talk about “empowering” employees. Books are written about it. Studies show it improves productivity, quality, employee satisfaction, and customer service. We all know it’s important, but the fact of the matter is that most of the time, when managers try to empower their employees, they miss out on a crucial component. person you regularly lean on for help?

Writing a #crossplatform #multimedia rich #eBook is hard! Help needed

Ignatia Webs

Stephen Downes' OLDaily got me onto Laura Braunstein who listed a couple of eBook qualities she would like to see. And I totally agree with her list (in short: interoperability, intertextuality, sharing, device neutrality, curating). This is a great list and to be honest, I am looking at ways to publish an eBook syllabus (makes more sense then a fixed written book in this day and age, doesn't it).

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Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

The Nudge Unit: changing behaviour the sly way

Spicy Learning

The internet is alight with blogs and articles about economic nudging, David Cameron’s ‘Nudge Unit’ and yet another economist (Richard Thaler) who’s recruited himself into the White House with promises to improve the effectiveness of government. But behavioural economists say that people often don’t make decisions like this. But is this easier said than done? Forget the theory, focus on behaviour.

#1 Killer of Effective Learning Development

LearnDash

When creating and delivering any type of learning, there is one thing that will surely kill your productivity 100% of the time. Many people, even outside of our community, suffer from this all-but-too-common trap which sucks the life out of your training and out of you. The sad part: this can be avoided by taking a few simple steps. The #1 killer in learning development productivity? Rework. Tweet.

The Nudge Unit: changing behaviour the sly way

Spicy Learning

The internet is alight with blogs and articles about economic nudging, David Cameron’s ‘Nudge Unit’ and yet another economist (Richard Thaler) who’s recruited himself into the White House with promises to improve the effectiveness of government. But behavioural economists say that people often don’t make decisions like this. ’ But is this easier said than done?

Partner stories: an interview with CLICK&LEARN, our Austrian partner

eFront

It feels good to have good partners, and certainly CLICK&LEARN is one of them. company which was founded in 1998 and based in Linz, Austria, CLICK&LEARN is known within the EU for its innovative methods in implementing knowledge-based training programs and learning solutions with state-of-the-art technology. eFront: Please tell us a little about your organization.

Customer Training Completion Rates

Curious to learn how different factors in your training courses may affect completion rates? We crunched the numbers to help you set goals for course completion and build your content strategy. Download the study to learn what kind of content keeps learners engaged, how long courses should be, and more.

Well Read: 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People by Judy Unrein

Learning Solutions Magazine

Designers really need to know a lot about how people think and interact, yet so much of what we “know” turns out to be urban myth when researchers investigate. Fortunately, Susan Weinschenk has provided a handy, accessible, and affordable reference that fills in gaps and debunks the myths. Read the review here! Design Strategies Interface Design Professional Development Research

Announcing winners of the Scenario Training contest!

Adobe Captivate

We’re happy to announce the winners of our Scenario Training contest! We had some great entries and also significant interest from the community. The entries received close to 10,000 Facebook ‘Likes’. The people’s choice award goes to Steve Shatkin, for his entry ‘Some tips to make you a better poker player’. Steve has definitely inspired [.]. Conferences and events eLearning this week Adobe Captivate captivate contest rapid elearning authoring tools Scenario-based Learning

Spring 2012 CLO Symposium: Virtual Edition

Enspire Learning

Did you miss the fun in South Beach at the live event? You’re in luck, the virtual CLO Symposium 2012 is right around the corner on May 8 and 9! Check out the recorded session “Southwest Airlines: Developing Legendary Leaders, Southwest Style” led by Bjorn Billhardt and Bonnie Endicott , Senior Manager People Development at Southwest Airlines. The first time around in Miami, this session was so popular that event staff had to bring in extra chairs. Twice! Watch the session at 12:30 p.m. on May 9. Its culture is fueled by significant investments in leadership development.

Playing by numbers

Learning Cafe

The theme of last week’s Learning Cafe in Sydney was How to Win Friends and Influence Learning Stakeholders. Among the stakeholders considered was the “C-Level & Leadership” This got me thinking, do the C-suite and lower rung managers expect different things from L&D? There’s no shortage of advice out there telling us to learn the language of finance, because that’s what the CEO speaks. And that makes sense to me. Show me the money. Number of defects per thousand opportunities. Number of policy renewals. Number of new write-ups.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

Why You Need Code of Conduct Training

eLearning TV

Free demo of the Code of Conduct Training Course Compliance course library. click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!]. Animation

Lectora User Conference Showcase: Rhonda Willis

Everything E-Learning

Join Rhonda Willis and learn how accessible e-Learning can be fun with a behind the scenes look at 508 compliant courses

Is Your Leadership Training on Track? – Part 4

Kirkpatricks

Kirkpatrick Quick Tip Vol. 2 #10. You have designed, developed and delivered a training program that was met with favorable feedback. Training graduates have returned to their jobs. What happens now? Statistically very little, unless you create a strong support and follow-up plan. Read on to find out how to set up a good post-program plan

Video Tip Series – Part six: Using a Webcam

Visual Lounge

Don't let a lack of professional equipment stop you from filming a video or screencast. Effective use of a webcam can lead to a high quality video if used correctly. This week's video is posted below and presents three tips that will help you avoid common hiccups when filming a video with a webcam. Not seeing the video? View it on YouTube. 0:08 Tip #1: Clean up your background 0:17 Tip #2: Avoid recording in front of windows 0:30 Tip #3: Position the webcam correctly See a video on Object Positioning. Subscribe Continue reading. Tips & How To's Screencasting Tips and Tricks Video

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.