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Prototyping in eLearning

Upside Learning

Over the years, you have probably noticed that the typically linear eLearning development process has undergone some changes. One change that I’ve noticed are that customers are realizing that we aren’t just creating courseware or writing content and interactions, we are also developing software. In other words, it is about the end-user experience.

Infographic: The Staggering Cost of a Bad Hire

Mindflash

Your company is growing rapidly, and you’re desperately looking to fill in the gaps as quickly as possbile. However, putting the wrong people in those positions could ultimately end up costing even more. Thanks to a survey published by Careerbuilder.com we learn just how much bad hires cost companie, and what you can do to avoid them. Click image to enlarge).

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How to Create a Learning Journal to Go with Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

In an earlier post we looked at how to combine elearning with an on-the-job mentoring program. received a lot of questions about the learning journal. So in today’s post we’ll look at the basic structure of the learning journal and how you could use something like it to complement your elearning courses. The Value of a Learning Journal. Guides the learner’s progress. It also ensures consistency.

Digital Learning Content: A Designer's Guide

Clive on Learning

This week sees the release of my new book, Digital Learning Content: A Designer's Guide. The book is for anyone with an interest in helping others to learn. You may be a teacher, trainer, lecturer or coach. You may be a subject expert with knowledge you want to share or an experienced practitioner who wants to pass on their tips. You may already be a creator of learning content, looking to update their skills. Whatever your interest, this guide will help you to design learning materials that really make a difference.

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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.

Two Examples of how Brands are still not Joining the Social Media Conversation

mLearning Revolution

A couple of years ago, whenever someone did a presentation on Social Media, most likely the last slide in the presentation would read ‘Join the Conversation.”. I did a few and I had a slide like that at the end, encouraging people to join Twitter for example in order to learn what customers were saying about their Brand or documentation or eLearning courses. Not all of them as I have found.

Book Review: Design for How People Learn, by Julie Dirksen by Clark N. Quinn

Learning Solutions Magazine

Julie Dirksen has just published an excellent guide to better learning design. Here are the details. Her book is recommended for beginning designers, and for subject matter experts who have found themselves drafted into creating eLearning. Asynchronous Blended Design Strategies Instructional Design Synchronous

Time is speeding up

Jay Cross

The metronome that measures the pace of human progress ticks ever faster. More happens in one of your seconds at work than in one of your grandfather’s hours. You can feel it, can’t you? People and organizations around the globe are linking into a single vast network. Every new connection creates more value than it gives up. Membership is snowballing. Interconnections form like topsy.

Photography for Elearning Developers - Why shooting in RAW makes sense

The Learning Generalist

I've always thought of this blog as just a place to air my thoughts. Turns out it's a bit more than just that. I'm sure some of you've noticed my absolute laziness in posting to the blog in the last couple of months. While there are reasons for it, I also feel really grateful about the number of people that emailed or DM'd me on Twitter admonishing me for my laziness. So let's begin. Nice huh?

A Brave New World of Learning

KnowledgeStar

The following is from NPR and I wanted to share it to make a point. Learning is becoming decentralized. Instead of going to Stanford, Stanford came to over 160,000 students worldwide and they learned about Artificial Intelligence. Really learned it in a way that allowed for knowledge and know-how to be transferred, tested and even [.]. Education elearning Future of education future of learning Learning Learning Technology

SharePoint. Useful or useless for corporate learning?

SharePoint and Assessment

Thought leader interview with Danny De Witte, an IT and Learning expert in Belgium. Danny, what is your background? started at Elsevier Training (part of the Reed Elsevier group), where we did some early work on PC learning. Then I was one of the co-founders of U&I Learning, which was one of the first Belgian e-learning companies, and I worked there for 12 years. It’s a bit of both.

Why eLearning Can Never Be Boring: Q&A with Cathy Moore

Mindflash

Cathy Moore is a recognized elearning and training expert who has helped dozens of organizations (including the U.S. Army, NATO, USPS, and Chevron) and shares her insights on her blog. In February, Moore will be presenting a two-day e-Learning Instructional Design Certificate at the Training 2012 conference in Atlanta, GA. She spoke with The Daily Mindflash about a crucial requirement for all training programs — to never, ever, be boring. MindFlash: The tagline on your blog is, “Let’s save the world from boring e-learning!” What is it that makes e-learning boring? Not just recite it.

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.

SharePoint. Useful or useless for corporate learning?

SharePoint and Assessment

Thought leader interview with Danny De Witte, an IT and Learning expert in Belgium. Danny, what is your background? started at Elsevier Training (part of the Reed Elsevier group), where we did some early work on PC learning. Then I was one of the co-founders of U&I Learning, which was one of the first Belgian e-learning companies, and I worked there for 12 years. It’s a bit of both.

The Decentralization of Everything

KnowledgeStar

Part One: Bringing Order Out of Chaos … What you are reading was born as a simple post about elearning, and ended up taking on a life of its own… I wanted to write about why it is of critical importance at this point in the history of human evolution that learning is becoming available [.]. Education Future of education future of learning Learning

New eLearning Guild Research Report Media for eLearning: Top Tools by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Many an argument gets started over the merits and deficits of media tools – those indispensible software products that provide the functions required for creating, editing, and building media and eLearning content. The latest Guild report gives you the facts you need when you are deciding which tool to learn, purchase, or use. Development Strategies Getting Started Graphics Media Tools

Digital Learning Content: Our new book launches at Learning Technologies

Onlignment

We are pleased to announce the release of our new book, Digital Learning Content: A Designer’s Guide. The book is for anyone with an interest in helping others to learn. You may be a teacher, trainer, lecturer or coach. You may be a subject expert with knowledge you want to share or an experienced practitioner who wants to pass on their tips. book versions are in development.

Guilt

Tayloring it

So I’ve spent a week concentrating on G+ now and I’ve made a few observations. It’s much quieter in there than it is in Twitter. I’m not saying that’s a good or bad thing, it’s just quieter. So why this feeling of abandoning my network, when what I’ve actually insinuated is that ‘they’ weren’t adding value! Which has got me wondering why?

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.

Free Webinar: Gamify Your E-learning

Enspire Learning

Join us for a free webinar Thursday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. Game On! Gamification Techniques to Enliven Your E-learning. Led by Jan Farquhar , Senior Instructional Designer and Writer. From grocery store scratch-off coupons to credit card use rewards, the marketplace recognizes our natural response to challenge and rewards. Learn simple techniques to integrate game design mechanics into your e-learning to boost engagement, retention, and compliance. Attend our webinar and learn these gamification techniques that can help you transform your e-learning. Click here to register!

Guilt

Tayloring it

So I’ve spent a week concentrating on G+ now and I’ve made a few observations. It’s much quieter in there than it is in Twitter. I’m not saying that’s a good or bad thing, it’s just quieter. know that I can dip into G+ whenever I want and see some meaningful, useful (to me) threads of conversation without feeling like I’m going to be swept away by the Twitter Tidal Wave. So why this feeling of abandoning my network, when what I’ve actually insinuated is that ‘they’ weren’t adding value! Which has got me wondering why?

Aus-e-learning

E-Learning Provocateur

Last year, Jeff Goldman published Free US History eLearning in honour of Independence Day. thought it was such a wonderful idea, I have decided to do something similar in honour of Australia Day. hope you find the following Aussie-flavoured e-learning resources to be informative, fun and “bonza”… Facts and figures. • Come To Australia. It’s nice here. Tourism. Sport.

Annoying Journalism

There Is No Chalk

I read this story on Business Insider, and it proceeded to do nothing more than annoy me. Not because I feel some amount of trepidation over the problems the United States faces with cheaper competition in labor markets abroad, but because this story is just restating what we already know, while apparently seeking to send readers in the U.S. into a tailspin of doubt.Is the transplant of. workforce human performance china united states

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

Aus-e-learning

E-Learning Provocateur

Last year, Jeff Goldman published Free US History eLearning in honour of Independence Day. thought it was such a wonderful idea, I have decided to do something similar in honour of Australia Day. hope you find the following Aussie-flavoured e-learning resources to be informative, fun and “bonza”… Facts and figures. • Come To Australia. It’s nice here. You’ll like it. • Where we live in Australia. • ABS Spotlight. • Australia, a nation transformed. Tourism. • There’s Nothing Like Australia in an App. • AusWiki. The Arts.

Free Webinar: Leveraging Voice Tools for Training

Take an e-Learning Break

January27th, 1:00pm ET Space isLimited Reserve Your Webinar Seat Now At: [link] You've tried every trick in the book to engage your learners. Everything fromsimple drag and drop to highly animated avatars but you may be missing out onone of the best and simplest forms of engagement, conversation. Learn how tointegrate interactive voice tools and audio based instructions to activelyengage the learner in a mobile application or a blended learning solution. Thepresenter will be Nancy Munro, CEO of KnowledgeShift and a seasoned developerof online and mobile learning applications.

Six benefits of real quality assurance

Good To Great

Some people hate quality assurance. They enjoy the creative stages of a project, when they can map out storyboards or design ideas and turn policy-speak into friendly, accessible language. They don’t enjoy having to review that friendly, accessible language for typos. have to confess though – and I’m sure this won’t surprise anyone who knows me even a little bit – that I do enjoy QA. There’s definitely an editor inside me. Regardless of whether or not you enjoy QA, however, it’s important and something that needs to be done. What’s not to like?

#astdTK12: The ASTD 2012 TechKnowledge Conference is Ready to Begin!

Sudden Insight

Summary: The conference begins in the morning and I’m attending! Look for new posts on content for the balance of the week! There were some pre-conference workshops to start the week but I skipped those. Regular conference sessions begin in the morning and I’ll be there to update you on the latest trends and topics. ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 Conferences

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.

The Immortal Memory

Learnforever

Robert Burns (1759-1796) was one of the most learned low-born Scots of his day, and naturally a champion of the benefits of learning. One of his better known quotes, Gi’e me a spark o’ Nature’s fire, That’s a’ the learning I desire bears testament more to his love of nature than any downgrading of learning. could further claim Burns as a champion of evaluation.