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What's different about mobile learning?

The Learning Circuits

As the doors open to a new era of mobile learning and performance support, it's a good time to step back and think about the new mindset required when designing for mobile. Although a mobile pedagogy will continue to evolve, we already know quite a bit about how people use mobile devices and some of the advantages of mobile learning. That's an old-fashioned and highly collaborative approach.

The Designer’s Toolbox

Jay Cross

Most of the three dozen people convened by the irrepressible Aaron Silvers for a recent retreat in Sedona, Arizona, would say they’re designers, but not instructional designers. We’re software nerds, change agents, standards developers, experience designers, game developers, and problem solvers. Sedona is a magic spot in the high desert, about two hours north of Phoenix. Mindmapping.

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From a "Social Being" to "Being Social"

Designed for Learning

I have been thinking about this for a while and I see that I am not the only one pondering about this. The question on my mind: is social media making us anti-social? Is "being social" changing us from a "social being" to a not-so-social being? Social Social media is a new technology, a new platform to connect and communicate and requires new skills. But is it leading to the loss of some other critical

Five Tips for Interesting Course Descriptions


If you’re a seller in the OpenSesame elearning marketplace, your course pages are a key opportunity to make an impression on potential buyers. Here are the five essential steps to creating a great OpenSesame course page: Right Selling eLearning Courses

Get an Exclusive Articulate Storyline Game Show Template from eLearning Brothers

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Is Inside Sales Training More Important Than Field Sales Training?


In today’s challenging selling environment, people and resources typically regarded as inside sales are driving a higher proportion of bottom-line sales results. To stay competitive, sales managers must improve training for inside sales representatives. This is because the methods, operations and aptitudes of inside sales professionals are increasingly driving sales productivity. Why Inside Sales?

Free Webinars - Working with Adobe Captivate

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Topic: Creating Quizzes with Random Questions in Adobe Captivate 5.5 Date and time: Thursday, March 1, 2012 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to create quizzes with random questions using Adobe Captivate 5.5. They will show you how to create a question pool, create a quiz with random questions, reuse question pools created for other projects, and create a quiz with questions coming from various question pools. Registration Link: [link] Topic: Best Practices for Working with Objects in Adobe Captivate 5.5 Registration Link: [link

Now That Is One Ugly Baby…

Living in Learning

Those are words a parent never wants to hear. After enduring sixteen hours of labor, my wife delivered our son, and due to general anesthesia from an emergency C-section, I was the first of us to see him. I can only imagine what the doctor and nurses must have thought, because he was one ugly baby. But this book is not about babies. It is about training. Continuous Learning Rants & Ramblings Learning Ecosystems Learning @ the Point of Work LinkedIn training evolution training methodology training paradigm

10,000 Hours to Mastery: The Gladwell Effect on Learning Design

Bottom-Line Performance

I just finished reading Malcom Gladwell’s latest book,  Outliers. In one of its chapters, he explains the 10,000-hour rule. This rule states that people don’t become “masters” at complex things (programming, music, painting, free throws) until they have accrued 10,000-hours of practice. Examples: Mozart and the Beatles in music; Bill Gates and Steve Wozniak sin programming). Who cares, you ask?

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.

Taleo Enterprise: A Retooled User Interface by News Editor

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The latest release of this enterprise-class suite simplifies and unifies access to talent intelligence. and new capabilities for learning. The result is more ways to find and develop tomorrow’s leaders. Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies Talent Management Tools


Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet I have only had to commute by vehicle for four years in my life. The rest of the time I have been able to walk or cycle to work. It’s been nine years since I last had to commute. Every Monday morning I am very thankful. Photo via US Library of Congress.

UTAOU Sunday mindmap

Clark Quinn

My mindmap of Sunday’s activities at Up To All Of Us. design

Lectora User Conference Showcase: John Zurovchak

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Join Dr. John Zurovchak on May 23 at the 2012 Lectora User Conference and attend his session, Learn by Doing: Moving Beyond Click, Answer, Submit, You Passed

Customer Training Completion Rates

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What's different about mobile learning?

ATD Learning Technologies

As the doors open to a new era of mobile learning and performance support, it's a good time to step back and think about the new mindset required when designing for mobile. Although a mobile pedagogy will continue to evolve, we already know quite a bit about how people use mobile devices and some of the advantages of mobile l. Click here to read full version

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Job aid: the Scrooge-O-Meter

Dave's Whiteboard

The Scrooge-O-Meter from  LSS Financial Counseling Service  is an example of a calculator job aid. Calculators guide someone through a task by prompting for numerical values and performing calculations. The idea is to help a person reach some conclusion without having to master the factors or the math involved. ( LSS Financial Counseling Service is part of the work of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.). Who uses this job aid? Most likely someone trying to learn the added financial burden of buying on credit.  (See additional thoughts from the group that created it, later in this post.).