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eLearning: Copyright Caboodle

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Copyright in the eLearning biz can get confusing. Can you use that awesome image you found on Google in your eLearning course? What if it's just for internal view? What if you're going to sell it? What if it's for a paying client to use internally?   Copyright information: Is Using Copyrighted Materials Okay for eLearning? definitely recommend this site.

20 Most Popular Learning Management Systems [INFOGRAPHIC]


In recent years, one thing has become abundantly clear: the learning management system market is growing by leaps and bounds.  I remember the days when the only viable LMS was Blackboard – and the cost for implementation was somewhere to the tune of $25,000. Today it isn’t enough to offer a piece of software – people want solutions. 2012 Capterra, Inc.

The moot point of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Some people are head-over-heels in love with MOOCs. Or perhaps more accurately, the idea of MOOCs. They believe the new paradigm will democratise – and even revolutionise – education. Others, however, consider MOOCs a passing fad, an unsustainable business model, yet another a buzzword destined for the scrapheap like so many before it. happen to stand somewhere in the middle. believe MOOCs will democratise education to some extent, and they will revolutionise the delivery of education. And don’t forget the intangibles of marketing. just don’t buy it.

Supporting Critical Thinking in eLearning by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Elearning design (and many authoring tools) may often support rote learning, recall of information, and acquisition of discrete skills, but not use of the information or skills to solve difficult problems, evaluate ideas, or settle arguments. Is there a way to use eLearning to develop or sharpen critical. thinking skills? This article explores the question and suggests some answers.

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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ETMooc - Stevie Italiano


I am using this and my first ETMOOC posting to briefly introduce myself, but more importantly in this blog post introducing the notion of closed captions on videos (easily achieved using Camtasia) and previously i introduced a photo that was made available for use under the creative commons license. Grazie :-). etmooc

Frost Rise at 5 Below!


The temperature this morning was -5F with a windchill of -30F (-20C & -34C). in other words a great morning to head down to the shore of Lake Superior and take some photographs! knew that the combination of extremely frigid temperatures, clear skies and steam rising off Lake Superior would make for dramatic scenes. hope you enjoy this small taste of the Northland taken at Brighton Beach.

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Why isn’t L&D embracing informal learning?

Jay Cross

A Google+ Hangout with Craig Wiggings, Charles Jennings, Enzo Silva, Pascal le Rudulier, Clark Quinn, and Jay Cross. Rough Agenda. Chat Transcript. Join the Learning in Organizations Community on Google+. Workscaping

New eBook: 62 Tips on Effective eLearning Instructional Design by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the new technologies coming into eLearning: mobile apps, 3-D virtual worlds, geolocation, MOOCs, new development tools, and on and on. But the value of any eLearning project rests on effective instructional design, not on technology. Twelve experts provide their top design tips in this eBook and in the upcoming Online Forum (February 21 – 22, 2013).

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.

Pope sells Vatican to Google

Jay Cross

  . Capitalism’s epicenter and holy shrine, the  New York Stock Exchange , has a new owner! A guy in Atlanta  bought it. This is like Disney buying the Capitol or the Israelis buying Mecca. Unthinkable. Founded in 1792 by twenty-four brokers under a buttonwood tree at 68 Wall Street, this is where the rules for buying and selling bonds and shares of companies were drawn up and agreed upon. For

House, MOOC’s and corporate training

Stoatly Different

Henry Dobson was one of the few people with whom Greg House ever wanted to form a friendship. It could never have worked out. They were too similar. You see, Dobson’s knowledge of medicine was exemplary, almost as good as House. But if House had wanted someone to agree with his opinion, he’d have looked in the mirror. What Dr. House needed when it came to solving complex problems was diversity.

Best Places to Study Music

eLearning 3.0

For those who are looking to forge a career in music, there are a variety of things that need to be taken into consideration in order to find success. Becoming a professional musician doesn’t happen overnight; it takes effort in a variety of different ways. One of the most important things that you can do in order to become a better musician is to learn as much as possible about not only how to play your instrument, but about the industry as well. There are a variety of cities that are perfect for jumping straight in, with the following being just a few popular options. New Orleans.