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15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

Last week I asked if you had thought about mEnabling your eLearning for iPads (mEnabling, is what we are calling the process of getting your existing eLearning to run on iPads and other tablets) but didn’t really tell you how? So here’s a few – 15 actually! – pointers on some of the tools out there, that you can use to help you take that ‘leap of faith’ into mLearning. It’s free! 2.

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#ASTDTK2013 Resources from ASTD Presentations

Kapp Notes

ASTD TK 2013 has been a great time. I’ve enjoyed spending time with old friends and making new ones. Here are the slides from my presentation, my workshop on “Games and Gamification” with Koreen Olbrish will be in another post. The “Immernet”: Immersive Learning through Games, Gamification and Virtual Worlds from Karl Kapp. Here are some related resources that you may find of value. 1. An experience as an avatar can change a person’s real life perceptions. Reference: Yee, N., & Bailenson, J.N. 2006). August 24- 26, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. 2005). of Interaction. 3. 2009).Virtual

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Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.1 #edcmooc

Dont Waste Your Time

Here are some notes, links, conversations, thoughts, and reflections on the first week of the University of Edinburgh / Cousera ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC. This reflection will form part of the work required by the MOOC as well as reflections on the processes and Coursera system itself. There is so much hype around this MOOC, why? through the admin web interface. and B.

Online Training: How Big is Too Big?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  In the early days of software training, many professional trainers that I've talked with said that the perfect onsite class size was eight to 10 students. For groups of 10 or more, it was a standard practice to bring in a backup trainer. The role of the backup trainer was to assist any students who might have fallen behind the instructor, or simply assist those students in need of a bit of extra help. If the class size was larger than 15 students, many training companies would split the class into manageable sizes, requiring multiple rooms and multiple lead instructors.

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.

Learning from Science Fiction

Enspire Learning

Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction is a fun book and blog about interface design lessons inspired from watching sci-fi movies and TV shows. Like the gestural interfaces seen in Minority Report, or the lovely voice of Majel Barrett-Roddenberry as the onboard computer of the Star Trek Enterprise, sci-fi gave glimpses of the Wii and Siri before their inventions.

Clark Quinn Mobile Learning Design #astdtk13

Learning Visions

These are my liveblogged notes from a concurrent session with Dr. Clark Quinn @quinnovator. I'm at the ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Conference kicking off today January 29, 2013 in San Jose, California. Apologies for typos and incoherence. Mobile design principles. What's the least I can do for you? We over design and overdevelop. What's the least I can do to get you over the hump? Don't try to put everything in a mobile world. Focus on 20% of the features tht give you 80% of the value. What tools to develop mobile? They change so fast. Prototype, test, refine. Make it iterative.

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What’s the ROI on Disengaged Employees?

Social Learning

Training evaluation appears to be the Holy Grail of the L&D world.  It’s one of the hottest topics in the blogosphere and at conferences (see Barbara Camm’s highly trafficked posts on evaluation), and yet it remains extremely elusive.  From Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation, to Michael Scriven to Jack Phillips [.] The post What’s the ROI on Disengaged Employees? appeared first on Social Learning Blog. social learning evaluation millenials ROI social media social technology

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The Corporate Training Market is Exploding

Learning on the Leading Edge

One of the most important (yet often least respected) parts of business is corporate training. businesses spend on average over $60 billion per year in this area supporting an industry that includes hundreds of thousands of training professionals, content and tools providers, and technologies. Well this year, driven by the tremendous need for workforce skills, spending has exploded.

If Not ADDIE, Then What with Michael Allen #astdtk13

Learning Visions

0. 0. 1. Kineo. Normal. 0. false. false. false. EN-US. These are my liveblogged notes from a concurrent session with Dr. Michael Allen. I'm at the ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Conference kicking off today January 29, 2013 in San Jose, California. Apologies for typos and incoherence. Michael Allen CEO, Allen Interactions. He used to teach ADDIE with confidence. It’s hard to argue. And it worked.

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Intraversion at Work

The Learning Generalist

For the 30 odd years of my life I've been an introvert, a facet of my character that I have tried very consciously to run away from. Recently I was in Africa for work and that work involved meeting a number of unknown people and attempting to build relationships with them. felt very tired in the evenings. Not physically, but emotionally. The entire hypersocial experience of adjusting to new coworkers in a new office, meeting new people and building relationships was tough for me as an introvert. should have been happy in a way, but somehow years of feigning extraversion seem to have done me in.

How to Lead in a Virtual World

CLO Magazine

The way organizations train and develop employees must keep pace with the increasing number of them working away from the office. There’s no doubt technology has changed the way business is accomplished. Its increased use has changed the interaction patterns of employees on multiple levels. Whether in accomplishing tasks, completing projects or enhancing personal development, individuals are no longer confined to face-to-face encounters. Such changes and advances in technology have impacted the way in which employees live their lives and accomplish everyday tasks. Facilitation is an art.

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.

Learning Management SOLUTIONS vs. Systems

LearnDash

“We need to compare and determine the best learning management system for our organization… let’s start with price”. If that doesn’t make you cringe, it should. have heard this kind of jargon for quite some time now (still do) and every time I do it makes me want to get onto my soapbox. But let’s face it: people like systems. People like being told what to do and how to do it. Isn’t that

Book Review: What the Plus?, by Guy Kawasaki by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

This is an outstanding tutorial for Google+, or G+ for short. If you are new to G+ and feeling overwhelmed, this is your guide. If you don’t know anything about G+, Kawasaki’s book will provide the basics. If you weren’t impressed with G+ when you tried it right after launch, Guy will give you an updated appreciation for what the service offers.

Recap of ASTD TechKnowledge 2013: Day 1

eLearning 24-7

Okay, the first day of ASTD TK13 has wrapped up – at least from the expo side of the house. Excuse any strange text breaks – writing from the WordPress iOS app. Let’s jump right in for the game action. TOUCHDOWN. I was really impressed with a few new products. Animate. unique product that uses the power of animated figures. Can output to MP4 or Flash, I loved the MP4. It can be embed into your web site, added to your LMS, but to me the real awesomeness is the ability to add into any authoring tool. Thousands of characters to choose from, including backgrounds. Pricing is low.

Study: Online Reputation Linked to Worker Behavior

CLO Magazine

Employees who are highly satisfied with their employer's online reputation are nearly four times as likely to be pleased with their job as workers who are not satisfied with their employer's online reputation. Lauderdale, Fla. — Jan. 30 A growing number of workers are adopting an emergent mentality, with unique mindsets about their career, workplace needs and expectations, according to a new study of U.S. employers and workers released by Spherion Staffing Services. Yet 23 percent of employees say their company does not have a clear corporate mission. Source: Spherion

How Do You Strengthen the Future of Your Training Career?

Kirkpatricks

This week, Jim shares a personal experience as the foundation for discussing the question, "How do you strengthen the future of your training career

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.

Living with Complexity

Clark Quinn

Don Norman (disclaimer, my PhD advisor and mentor) has had a string of important books, starting with his stellar  Design of Everyday Things (tops my ‘recommended books’ list for designers). His latest, Living with Complexity , is not as landmark a book as that, but it has some very astute thinking to present. Complexity at the front end offers powerful choice at the tradeoff of comprehensibility, which we often want. Complexity at the back end can seem like magic, but offers more opportunity for things to go wrong catastrophically. Recommended for the advanced designer.

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18. Why some learning simply must be face-to-face

Onlignment

It might seem strange to classify face-to-face communication as a medium, because no technology is required to act as an intermediary between sender and receiver. However we define it, we must not ignore it because for thousands of years it was the default means for delivery of any sort of learning experience. Now, of course, we have many more choices, so is face-to-face learning still important? First of all, face-to-face communication is synchronous ; it takes place in real-time, requiring all participants to be available simultaneously. What about the drama you watch? Blog blending

Integrating Raptivity SCORM Output with Moodle LMS

Raptivity

Instructional designers, course creators and eLearning enthusiasts would be curious to know the tricks of integrating SCORM output of Raptivity with Moodle LMS. Team Raptivity has got everything sorted out for you. Here is a video clip which will demonstrate [.]. rapid learning raptivity Videos AICC assessment easy integration of Raptivity interactions eLearning LMS Moodle performance tracking SCORM Scorm 1.2 SCORM 2004 self learning model tracking

Online Training Course Provider Aims to Tackle Flu Prevention

CLO Magazine

OpenSesame’s 10-minute course explains the flu and how it spreads and tips for staying healthy when working with colleagues and customers. Portland, Ore. — Jan. 28 In response to the unprecedented flu epidemic this year, OpenSesame, a marketplace for online training courses, is offering a free online training course for flu prevention. The Centers for Disease Control reports the flu has reached epidemic levels in the United States, affecting communities in all 50 states. Source: OpenSesame

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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!

danah boyd ASTD Tech Knowledge Key Note #astdtk13

Learning Visions

0. 0. 1. Kineo. 10206. Normal. 0. false. false. false. EN-US. These are my liveblogged notes from ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Opening Keynote kicking off today January 29, 2013 in San Jose, California. Apologies for typos and incoherence. danah boyd. Microsoft Research. Networked Learned: How Tomorrow’s Workers Will Challenge Today’s Organizations. zephoria. link]. Why not talk to everyone? Teenagers.

Lumesse Launches New Mobile E-learning Platform

CLO Magazine

The new release aims to enable learning leaders to create content suitable for mobile devices and provide learners with the flexibility to learn anytime on any device. Austin, Texas — Jan. 29 Global integrated talent management services provider Lumesse has unveiled its new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) e-learning authoring platform, CourseBuilder 6M. The release aims to empower learning leaders to create content suitable for mobile devices and provide learners with the flexibility to learn anytime on any device. It can also be purchased as a standalone product. Source: CourseBuilder

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Benefits of using online assessments

ProProfs

Learning at all stages requires some form of assessment. Even in adult learning progress must be measured in some way. Teachers must find out how well a student has learned regardless of the level and subject of study. Many teachers find frequent, low-stakes assessments an effective way to measure knowledge. Other educators use only mid-term and final assessments within a course. Regardless, these assessments take time to create, administer and grade. So how can educators streamline the assessment process? One answer to streamlining assessments is to use online quiz tools. Course benefits.

A recipe for learning new skills

Rob Hubbard

After a 20-year break I’m getting back into skiing. I’ve just returned from a four-day ski trip to the French Alps. It was awesome. Returning to a soggy grey UK, I’ve been thinking a lot about the trip and reflecting on my learning process. went with three goals in mind: Learn to parallel turn (turn with my feet parallel). Start to carve (turn using the edges of the skis).

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 Corporate Training Market is Exploding

Learning on the Leading Edge

One of the most important (yet often least respected) parts of business is corporate training. businesses spend on average over $60 billion per year in this area supporting an industry that includes hundreds of thousands of training professionals, content and tools providers, and technologies. Well this year, driven by the tremendous need for workforce skills, spending has exploded.

CellCast App for BlackBerry 10

mLearning Trends

Oh what a difference a few years makes, eh? Our team has been involved in mobile learning for enterprise customers for almost a decade now on devices spanning basic feature phones in the beginning (think old Nokia handsets with voice only service) through simple smartphone devices (remember Windows Mobile?) popular four or five years ago.

18. Why some learning simply must be face-to-face

Onlignment

It might seem strange to classify face-to-face communication as a medium, because no technology is required to act as an intermediary between sender and receiver. However we define it, we must not ignore it because for thousands of years it was the default means for delivery of any sort of learning experience. Now, of course, we have many more choices, so is face-to-face learning still important? First of all, face-to-face communication is synchronous ; it takes place in real-time, requiring all participants to be available simultaneously. What about the drama you watch? Blog blending

Meet our Enterprise Account Team

Visual Lounge

Guest post by Jamey Huffman, Enterprise Account Team Leader at TechSmith. call it Snagit or Camtasia Envy… Once one person in your office gets a hold of our software, it starts to spread faster than a grumpy cat picture. When you get to the Enterprise level (100 Snagit or 25 Camtasia), you could be looking at a 50%-95% cost savings per license! Act as a liaison between you and your reseller.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.