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A new methaphor for e-Learning

Challenge to Learn

I’m convinced that we have to find a new metaphor for e-Learning in order to bring e-Learning to the next level. The old book-metaphor with chapters and pages is well suited for linear courses, but it doesn’t work for more flexible individual approaches of e-Learning. made it my and easygenerators goal for this year to find and implement a new metaphor in such a way that it is as easy to use as the book metaphor, while offering the learner much more flexibility in finding her way through the course. In this post I will share some of them with you. Flipboard. Galaxy. Learning maps.

Evolving Training Into the Perfect Hole

Living in Learning

Deployment gets you to the end-of-training celebration party and the three-bite shrimp, the balloons, the creepy clowns, and the face painting. frightfully high percentage of system knowledge packed into the heads and hearts of learners evaporates [unreinforced knowledge retention loss] almost before all the confetti is swept up from the gala celebration. Now our learners are in their downstream, post-training environment called the work context. Now they are outside of the scope and charter of most training organizations. Now they are most dangerous.

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iBooks Author: Any relevance for learning in the workplace?

Clive on Learning

As I've just returned from a week walking in the sunshine of Almeria, I'm probably the last to comment on Apple's announcement of it's publishing platform for multimedia text books on the iPad. If you missed it, see iBook Author here. Let's be absolutely clear, there is nothing whatsoever new about the idea of interactive multimedia books. As Managing Director of Publishing for Epic, back in the 1990s, I was involved in quite a few CD-ROM projects that mirrored quite closely was is envisioned for the iPad. So who benefits? Well, Apple of course, because they take 30% off the top of every sale.

Case Study: Engaging Learners in the Synchronous Distance Environment by Kim Bahr and Irene Boland

Learning Solutions Magazine

To accomplish more with fewer resources, many organizations are turning from costly traditional face-to-face (F2F) training to alternate methods, such as self-paced eLearning and distance learning. Here is a summary of the techniques used recently to convert a four-day F2F course to a synchronous distance format, highlighting design considerations, successes, and best practices.

Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

Stuck with a bunch of Flash-based courses that cannot be viewed on mobile devices? This eBook will take you through the steps to convert existing courses into HTML 5 format and make it compatible with the latest devices and browsers.

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eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course ? Part 3.

eLearning Cyclops

Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course  Part 3 (Development) #DevLearn. Of the questions asked of me during DemoFest, I think most were regarding development tools. In regards to development tools used, the course is

Twitter to G+

Tayloring it

So it’s been a whole weekend since I decided to step away from Twitter and concentrate my energies in G+. As with most reflective exercises, the first weekend has presented me with nothing that I didn’t already know, but it has brought them to the forefront of my mind. Firstly, I feel that I have used Twitter for 3 purposes to date: The posting of links to my own online content.

Serious Games for Serious Learning ?

Learning Cafe

Session Overview. Serious Games and Business Simulations are now considered as an effective and engaging means to deliver learning. Serious Games have been successful in primary and secondary school education (e.g  www.mathletics.com.au ) and to some extent in healthcare education. This is changing as GenX and Mellennials become a large proportion of the workforce. Session Lead. Big Questions.

A change is as good as a rest

Tayloring it

For some time now, I have been reflecting upon my use of Twitter. Over recent months I have found my Twitter stream to contain little, if anything of true value to me personally. Given: the fact that I access Twitter a LOT from my mobile devices. my perception that I haven’t been getting a lot from it recently. Uninstalling Twitter from my mobile devices. Focusing on G+ from now on.

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.

A change is as good as a rest

Tayloring it

For some time now, I have been reflecting upon my use of Twitter. Over recent months I have found my Twitter stream to contain little, if anything of true value to me personally. Given: the fact that I access Twitter a LOT from my mobile devices. my perception that I haven’t been getting a lot from it recently. Uninstalling Twitter from my mobile devices. Focusing on G+ from now on.