Mon.Dec 17, 2012

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When is eLearning a Smart Management Decision?

Social Learning

I was asked recently to define situations where eLearning is a smart management decision over the same course in an instructor-led training (ILT)  format. There There is a tremendous amount of information available about the advantages of eLearning as a delivery method, but there is not a whole lot devoted to this particular question. decided to poll some of [.]

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Why I don’t like WIIFM

Usable Learning

This is excerpted and expanded from a post that I wrote for the Tin Can blog  . We’ve talked about WIIFM (What’s in it for me?) Instead, they need to know that the thing they are learning is actually useful and necessary. One of my favorite studies is this one from Dan Ariely called  Man’s search for meaning: The case of Legos. remen, doctors, etc.), not merely what they will do for a living.

When is eLearning a Smart Management Decision?

Social Learning

I was asked recently to define situations where eLearning is a smart management decision over the same course in an instructor-led training (ILT)  format. There There is a tremendous amount of information available about the advantages of eLearning as a delivery method, but there is not a whole lot devoted to this particular question. Situation: Your audience is geographically diverse.

You might be misguided if…

Trina Rimmer

2012 was an “interesting” year (yes, with air quotes). In my 2nd year as a freelance instructional designer, I learned a lot about myself and my industry. While I see great promise in technology and, a good deal of momentum for change in how we foster and measure learning and performance in the workplace, there’s still a lot of work to be done. Between debunked learning theories that resurface with zombie-like persistence (hello learning styles !) Your “performance” objective for a compliance course is that people click an Acknowledgment button. What were yours?

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.

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The IBM 5 in 5: Innovation in the next 5 years

Jane Hart

IBM’s view on innovations that will change our lives in the next 5 years. future

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7 Lies Leaders Love to Tell

Training Industry

In my 30 years of teaching leadership, the excuses given for doing the wrong thing rarely change. The ingredients for good leadership shift over time. Yet the reasons leaders give for not taking these actions or developing new leadership skills such as coaching stay the same. To reach your highest potential as a leader, be careful of telling the following seven lies: 1. My employees don’t want me to ask questions. They just want me to give them answers so they can get back to work. This is a lie of convenience. You might see that they enjoy learning more than being dependent on you. 2.

Connections: Deconstruction and Connectivism

George Siemens

I haven’t really spent much time with modern French philosophers. They vex me and use many words to say few, but ambiguous, things. However, I’ll spend time revisiting Derrida and others (notably Latour, but he is a sociologist, so I have more tolerance), especially after a student in the MDDE622 course that Rory McGreal and I taught at Athabasca University, posted an interesting learning module on Deconstruction and Connectivism. Stella Bastone agreed to share the module. great resource

Brainshark's HTML5-based Mobile Player: Interactive Mobile Video by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Brainshark, Inc., the leader in online and mobile video presentations, has unveiled the Brainshark. Mobile Player. This new HTML5-based player gives iOS and Android users a more interactive. experience when they view Brainshark video presentations on their smartphones and tablets— without the need to download an app. Design & Development Tools Learning Media Mobile Learning

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.

eBook Student Survey

Moodle Journal

I guess it when it comes to planning and delivering a course using a technology platform such as Moodle, it does become part of normal practice to introduce new resources simply by supplying a suitable link and this year one of these links was to eBooks. When asked however why they chose eBooks almost half, 48% cited cost, not any kind of techno leverage, a little surprising I felt.

Brainshark's HTML5-Based Mobile Player: Interactive Mobile by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Brainshark, Inc., the leader in online and mobile video presentations, has unveiled the Brainshark Mobile Player. This new HTML5-based player gives iOS and Android users a more interactive experience when they view Brainshark video presentations on their smartphones and tablets – without the need to download an app. Design & Development Tools Learning Media Mobile Learning

Florida Association of Realtors Joins Digitec’s LMS Family

Association eLearning

Florida Association of Realtors, the largest trade association in the state with more than 115,000 members, is the latest membership organization to adopt Digitec’s Knowledge Direct® learning management system (LMS). The association switched to Knowledge Direct from an in-house Moodle-based solution to take advantage of Knowledge Direct’s ease-of-use, built-in authoring tool, robust reporting and seamless integration with iMIS. Association staff use the system to create, edit, and implement their training courses from anywhere and collaborate virtually on new courseware. Tweet This!

A ‘storified’ insight into my recent Lunch & Learn session

Tayloring it

Since I started in my new role back in September, I’ve facilitated four Lunch and Learn sessions on the following subjects: “what is elearning” Mobile Learning. The use of technology in the onboarding/induction process. My most recent session on onboarding / inductions attracted some conversations on Twitter. Here’s a ‘Storify’ to allow you to take a nosey at that backchannel… event mobile induction Lunch and Learn onboarding

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.

ROI Calculator for Association eLearning Now Available

Association eLearning

Many associations have discovered that eLearning is a valuable member benefit and a more efficient and flexible way for members to learn on their schedule. But before an association commits to producing and marketing an eLearning course, it’s important to explore the business case and potential return-on-investment. Associations should ask these questions: •Is there a market for the course? What would be a competitive price for the course? What is the potential return on investment (ROI)? In our latest blog post , we address these very important questions. Bio Latest Posts. Tweet This!

Learning Resolutions: Disrupt, Interact, and Be Mobile

OpenSesame

Resolution 1: Disrupt Myself. It’s nearly impossible to keep up with the latest learning research, technologies and trends. Yet that’s what ultimately makes this field stimulating. If we don’t maintain and sustain a continually disruptive state, how can we change and grow? In the coming year, I resolve to disrupt myself. Resolution 2: Push Back Learning Resolutions

Digitec Announces Knowledge Direct Enhancements

Association eLearning

Digitec is pleased to announce the latest round of enhancements to its Knowledge Direct learning management system. Course surveys — Knowledge Direct already provides a very robust, flexible survey creation tool and reporting. But now, administrators can copy and reuse existing course surveys. Rapid eLearning tool upgrade — Direct-to-WEB is provided FREE with Knowledge Direct and allows content authors to transform a simple PowerPoint file into a game-based learning module for web or mobile delivery. These enhancements are just the latest to Knowledge Direct. Bio Latest Posts.

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Learning Resolutions: Design Experiences, Not Content

OpenSesame

Design experiences, not content. We have all heard or experienced a project request that needs to be designed and developed in a period of about two weeks. That’s all fine provided the few months of work leading up to that conversation has been accomplished. All too often it’s not, and we’re forced into producing ‘content’ as opposed to a properly designed experience. Right Learning Resolutions

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.

Lincoln, the Storyteller

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: What makes a good storyteller? Stories abound and Lincoln – the extremely smart being that he is – used these accounts to bring home critical points for decision making and persuasion. Embedding stories in the learning design achieves a similar outcome. Totally inspiring and deeply moving. This would have compromised the plan to pass the emancipation act. Can we choose to be born?

Adding Reusable Bouncing Arrows in Camtasia for Mac

Visual Lounge

Wouldn’t it be great if you could animate arrows in your video to point out what’s really important? And what about making those animated arrows seem like they bounce to make them more interesting? Then, wouldn’t it also be amazing if, after all of that work, you could save those fancy arrows to use elsewhere? Cheers and Happy Holidays! Can’t see the above video?

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