Wed.Oct 31, 2012

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#DevLearn 2012: Kapp Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Wow, had a great 3 days at DevLearn, met some absolutely wonderful, fascinating and brilliant folks. Saw a bunch colleagues and friends, and had lots of fun in the Gamification Workshop. So the slides to the Gamification workshop can be found here. Here are the slides from my short presentation in the Expo. DevLearn presentation on Future of Learning from Karl Kapp. 2006). 2005). of Interaction. 3.

Managing your Digital Footprint

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“Everything you say and do online can have an impact on your reputation. The Internet is a vast collection of details, and you might be surprised at just how much information on you can impact how you look and how you are perceived as a person and a professional.” ” The infographic is split into 4 sections: What is an e-reputation? Why online reputations matter.

MS Word: Remove Line Breaks from Pasted Text

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Have you ever copied and pasted something into a Word document (such as from a pdf) and ended up with line breaks in crazy places? Or maybe every single word shows up on a separate line? Going in and manually fixing all of those line breaks can be a real headache. If you find yourself in such a pickle, use this quick fix to eliminate those hard line breaks. Highlight the pasted text from which you would like to remove line breaks. In MS Word 2010, press [ Ctrl ] [ H ] to access the Replace tool. In the  Find what  field type  ^p.  

Is Tin Can API Lipstick on the SCORM Pig?

Living in Learning

Last week [October 25th] I had the distinct privilege of sitting in on the Tin Can API break-out session that was presented by Aaron Silvers of ADL. I’m not sure of his exact title, but his role was in a leadership capacity on the Tin Can API project. His business card says “the Beard”…and while that was accurate, I still don’t know his real title. Given ADL was also the birth mother of SCORM, I walked in and sat down with a preconception or two that this was SCORM in a new dress. Wow, was I wrong!

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Clones, Witches, and Gnomes, Oh My! Halloween Inside TechSmith

Visual Lounge

Guest post by TechSmith Events Committee member Rhonda Herron. Halloween came a few days early for TechSmith, as we hosted our annual Halloween party for the next generation of TechSmithies last Friday. With the help of several TechSmith employees, the Events Committee  turned our largest conference room into a ghostly dungeon of Halloween fun. Well, not exactly. But alas, she is not.

ADL Collaborating with AICC on the Experience API by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

The Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC) and the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative have agreed to collaborate to improve and solidify the Experience API (formerly referred to as “Tin Can”), ensuring its viability for the aviation industry and other communities served by AICC. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Learning Systems

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#DevLearn-313: A New Agile Model – Leaving ADDIE Behind

Sudden Insight

Summary: Michael discussed the reasons why we should replace the ADDIE model with Successive Approximation, and how Successive Approximation improves the learning experience. This session was presented by Michael Allen, Chairman and CEO, Allen Interactions. While there have been many adaptations of ADDIE, many of them were made before today’s tools, challenges, and opportunities.

Lectora Best Practices Part 3 – Using Text

Integrated Learnings

By Joseph Suarez. This is the third post in a series dedicated to best practices when using the eLearning authoring tool Lectora. Part 1 detailed how to optimize user preferences, and Part 2 went over using actions and variables. Part 3 will be all about text and formatting text in Lectora. Using Lectora text styles. As mentioned in a previous post , Lectora text styles define the font, color, and size settings for selections of text or entire text blocks, and they automatically update all affected texts when changed. Paste unformatted text (Ctrl+Shift+V). Well, it’s not that easy. Conclusion.

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.

Is it Safe to Give Honest Feedback in Your Organization?

Kirkpatricks

Kirkpatrick Quick Tip Vol. 2 #33. Monica wrapped up her three-day communication skills program, bid the participants farewell and turned her attention to the evaluation forms. Nearly every participant had given her a rating of 5 out of 5. There were few comments or complaints, although some participants said things like "great job" on the bottom of the form. Monica thought this was positive, but wasn''t completely sure. After such a robust program, shouldn''t there have been more comments

How Columbus Indiana Gets It

Training Industry

If you are interested in how progressive workforce and economic development initiatives can have a real and positive influence on solid employee skill building and the facilitation of meaningful K through 20 education environments throughout a geographic region, then look no further than Columbus, Indiana. Much of that growth is being driven by an organization called Economic Opportunities through Education by 2015 (EcO15), which got its start through the concerted efforts of the Columbus-based Community Education Coalition (CEC), led by John Burnett. He also lives in Columbus.

DevLearn 2012 Enters the Record Books by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

The eLearning Guild's DevLearn Conference & Expo opened October 31 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event has attracted a record number of professionals and exhibitors, and this spotlight gives a few of the highlights from the first day. Design & Development Tools Design Strategies Development Strategies Emerging Topics Management Professional Development

It’s Still About People Since It’s Still About Change

Ontuitive

I am an advocate for performance support. It just makes sense, (even if the term itself is a bit confusing and not very exciting.)  But as with all technology-enabled learning solutions that have crossed my path over the past 35+ years, the most critical success factor is not the technology at all.  It is the people who will use and support the use of this stuff: the workers (unfortunately referred to as ‘end-users’) and their managers.  What is critical is how well they accept, adopt, and adapt to the changes these technologies represent

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Brian Brushwood #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Brian Brushwood riffed off his success with Scam School and other scams to provide lessons about branding and new media opportunity. social strategy

The Top 3 Most Common Wiring Hazards - and How to Fix Them

OpenSesame

In 2011, 67 American workers died on the job from electrocutions. Most of these deaths could have been prevented by better work practices, such as identifying and controlling hazards in the workplace, or implementing a standardized training program designed to instruct employees in best practices. As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. eLearning Solutions

Jon Landau #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Jon Landau gave an inspiring keynote about the need to focus on the experience, and innovate to bring those visions to fruition, driving tech versus the other way around. design meta-learning strategy

Intuition Unveils Revolutionary Knowledge Management Platform by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Intuition, a leading global knowledge solutions provider announced at DevLearn Conference & Expo the release of a new revolutionary knowledge management solution, Intuition Advantage. Blended Learning Design & Development Tools Design Strategies Development Strategies Emerging Topics Training Strategies

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.

New Providers of Data Collection and Analysis of Online Job Ads in Real-Time May be Helping Community Colleges Create Better Curricula

Training Industry

A new term was recently added to my lexicon: “real-time labor market data.” It came from research I am conducting about how community colleges work at building courses and programs that align with employers’ demands and the needs of regional economies.   A subset of this research is the argument that our nation’s community colleges are not educating students to meet labor-market demands. One answer is that they can’t identify the true nature of those demands. That’s where real-time labor market data comes into play. Wanted Technologies chose not to participate, citing confidentiality. 

Career Wellbeing

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Gallup researchers recently conducted studies of people in more than 150 countries to identify core elements that define human wellbeing. Their research is detailed in Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements by Tom Rath and Jim Harter. Their findings describe the human experience from suffering to thriving in five universal categories of wellbeing: career, social, financial, physical, and community. Career wellbeing was determined to be the most critical of the five elements. Read More: Career Wellbeing More About Career Developmen t. career development

Job aids: an ensampler

Dave's Whiteboard

I’m in Toronto this week, at the Canadian Society for Training and Development’s conference. (On Thursday I’m giving a session:  Using Job Aids: How, When, Why.). I’ve been wanting for some time to rethink how I present examples of job aids, and after some experiments conducting at Whiteboard Labs, I’m launching Dave’s Ensampler. “Ensample” is an archaic word with the same root as “example.” The job aids at the Ensampler have more consistent tagging, and I have a page that automatically displays the titles by category. Job aid

Blended Learning Certificate by ASTD

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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.

#DevLearn-212: Taking Video to the Next Level

Sudden Insight

Summary: Mark tells simple stories through his videos and uses compelling, entertaining characters to tell them. This session was presented by Mark Locke, Multimedia Training Specialist, ServPro Industries, Inc. Video is everywhere and at our fingertips – literally. But of the companies that use video, many aren’t using it to its full potential. What we need to get started. DevLearn 2012

#DevLearn-GS1: Jon Landau – Innovation in Avatar and What Lies Ahead

Sudden Insight

Summary: Jon Landau made the case for innovation in e-learning, and also discussed the need to generate an emotional reaction. Jon Landau embraces technology so aggressively and successfully that he’s earned an Academy Award and two Golden Globes for his work producing the two highest-grossing movies of all-time, Avatar and Titanic. We have to be willing to fail to succeed. DevLearn 2012

#DevLearn-113: Applying the Magic of Hollywood to e-Learning

Sudden Insight

Summary: Tom argued that quality is all that matters. We should strive for higher production values and shorter trainings that more fully engage our learners. This session was presented by Tom Graunke, Co-Founder and CEO, Stormwind. Why do we remember many details of a three-minute movie trailer? Because it’s exciting and engaging. The goal is to create raving fans! Why do we do this, he asks?