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Hey Teachers: Educational Game Testers Needed

Kapp Notes

I don’t work  with the game Immune Attack  but got this notice today that they are looking for teachers to help test it. If you know a teacher, pass this information along. Immune Attack is a 3rd person shooter inside a human body.  Your ray gun can activate proteins and locate cytokines.  But can you get the job done before the bacteria grow out of control? Call for teachers. to evaluate.

Writing & Grammar: Acronyms--Are they Both Efficient and Clear?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby I have been told, and have taught, that you define an acronym on first use if it is used at least once more in the document. But during a recent class one of my students opened my eyes to thinking further about acronym use. Writers and editors at her agency, she said, have a policy that if an acronym is not used at least five times in the text, they do not use the acronym at all. That policy struck me at once as being so sensible that I immediately adopted it for my own use. Just spell it out the second time. The people were then called MWUs throughout the text.

CIPD survey shows the cuts are hurting L&D

Clive on Learning

The CIPD’s Learning and Talent Development Survey for 2011 has recently been released. Some 11,562 UK L&D practitioners were invited to participate, although only 601 did, which rather indicates that people have other things on their mind at the moment – like staying in a job. So what does the survey tell us from an e-learning perspective? Blended learning is not on the list of options by the way. Having said all of the above, some 76% thought that e-learning was effective for training non-managerial employees. Only 9% of respondents report their budgets growing in the past 12 months.

10 Tips For Designing mLearning And Support Apps

The eLearning Coach

For quite a while now, I’ve been pouring over mobile design books, listening to podcasts and reading online content to learn the best practices for designing mobile phone applications as I design one of my own. Strangely enough, it seems as though many gurus actually agree on the basics of functionality, usability and aesthetics required [.] Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Tips For Designing mLearning And Support Apps. MOBILE

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

Want to develop an effective customer training strategy for your organization? Download this guide to learn some simple steps you can follow to set your team up for success. Click to download.

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Award Nominee Reveals His eLearning Authoring Toolkit [Guest Post]

eLearning Weekly

Larry Ober has been nominated as Best eLearning Designer in the  Maestro eLearning Awards , dubbed the OSCARS of the eLearning industry. What follows is an interview between Steve and the award’s organizers,  Maestro eLearning. Q. How did you get your start with eLearning design? Several years ago we engaged a vendor to create three eLearning modules for a new product launch. As you know, good quality eLearning modules are expensive. We were happy with the results, but realized after only a few months that the content already needed updating. They agreed, and we invested in Articulate.

Captivate Training: Amazing Image Slideshows with Adobe Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Amazing Image Slideshows with Adobe Captivate 5 Date and time: Thursday, June 30, 2011 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn about creating good looking image slide shows. They will also discuss about adding audio to these image slides to make the content enjoyable. What’s in [.]. eLearning Suite How do I. Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe Captivate 5 training Image Slideshows rapid elearning

Organizational Dashboards

The Peformance Improvement

Organizational dashboards have become a popular tool for monitoring performance. They are being used by a wide variety of organizations. Here are some examples: Healthcare. The Dashboard Spy presents some examples of performance measures that hospitals are tracking on their dashboards. Nonprofit. Government.

Captivate Hands-on Training: My First Captivate Project

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Hands-on: My First Captivate Project Date and time: Thursday, June 2, 2011 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to get introduced to Adobe Captivate 5 workspace and to use different standard and Interactive objects. Also learn how to preview and publish the finished projects. What’s in it [.]. eLearning Suite How do I. Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe Captivate 5 training Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Rapid Authoring

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Illustrated People Pictures

eLearning Brothers

Need some illustrated people for your next training course? We have just released packs of characters with transparent backgrounds. Just insert them into your course and you’re ready to go. Each pack includes: 45 poses.png files with transparent, cutout backgrounds. Dimensions: 1200×700 (may vary slightly). Individual file size: 100 KB (may vary slightly).

Captivate Training: Adobe Captivate Interface Made Easy!

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Adobe Captivate Interface Made Easy! Date and time: Thursday, June 23, 2011 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish for an introductory session on Adobe Captivate interface. In this session, they will walk you through the Adobe Captivate workspace and show you how to use the toolbar, panels, [.]. eLearning Suite Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe Captivate 5 training Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Filmstrip View Interface timeline toolbar

Oh well, at least somebody’s finding my work of use…

Tayloring it

… pity it’s not my employer! Regular readers will know the ongoing struggle that I am having with my organisation in terms of enabling anything beyond ‘click next’ type elearning, it will probably come as no surprise to many that I have considered letting this blog fizzle out for similar reasons as Karyn Romeis , however I have always been aware that my best chance of securing another job with a more forward thinking organisation lies with being able to demo an up-to-date knowledge of the industry. Do you blog? If so, why? If so what? Share/Bookmark.

Captivate Hands-on Training: Enhancing PowerPoint Courses with Adobe Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Hands-on: Enhancing PowerPoint Courses with Adobe Captivate 5 Date and time: Thursday, June 9, 2011 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish for an exciting hands-on session on how to convert the existing eLearning courses from PowerPoint to Adobe Captivate projects. Learn how to edit a PowerPoint presentation, [.]. eLearning Suite Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe Captivate 5 training Adobe eLearning Suite 2 PowerPoint PowerPoint Workflow

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.

Big Cat Trail, Leg 3 - Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

The Learning Generalist

Ranthambore is my favourite park.", Gaurav reminded me as I spoke to him on the phone. Gaurav Athelye's a friend and runs Jungle Lore - a wildlife tourism outfit. He'd suggested to me that I should definitely visit Ranthambore and promised to help us organise the visit. Our big cat trail landed at the town of Jaipur on 4 May. Our hotel, the Hammir wasn't exactly in the lap of luxury. said Saad.

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Captivate Training: Different Types of Slides in Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Different Types of Slides in Adobe Captivate Date and time: Thursday, June 16, 2011 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to use different types of slides in Adobe Captivate 5. What’s in it for you? After attending this session, you will be able to: [.]. eLearning Suite How do I. Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe Captivate 5 training Adobe eLearning Suite 2 slides

Top Five Free Web Tools I Use – My Toolbox

OpenSesame

A few weeks ago I shared my top apps for productivity, collaboration and learning on the job (and I think there was something about a burrito). This week’s Friday top five is free web tools. Some you might already know, some you might not. Either way, they’re awesome, and rendering many other, more expensive tools obsolete. eLearning Solutions

Cartoon: ‘OK, I’ve shown you the ropes, gotten you up to speed. All that’s left is actually training you.’

Mindflash

I’ve always been a huge fan of George Carlin. remember borrowing/stealing my sister’s Carlin records as a kid and, very quietly so my mom wouldn’t know, listening to them over and over and over. And as brilliant, hilarious, and profane as he was, what still amazes me was his grasp of language. Online Training cartoon training

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.

Web 2.0 and Blended Learning Design workshop

e-Learning Academy

Hello. This post is for participants coming to the Web 2.0 and Blended Learning Design Workshop in Melbourne on June 9, 2011. I’m really looking forward to working with you. As part of the workshop pre-work, I invite you to share some of your favourite web 2.0 services, tools and platforms. will incorporate your favourites [.]. Announcement Social media Workshop participants