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Scary Presentation Mistakes Video

Kapp Notes

Thanks to @arossett. For pointing to this wonderful and scary video. And here is another along the same track, equally as scary because this one also sums up many presentations and educational sessions I’ve attended. presentations

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6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

mLearning Revolution

I absolutely love software, apps, applications, extensions, plug-ins, add-ons, whatever you want to call it. started in computers when DOS (Disk Operating System) was at its peak, I still remember knowing all the commands and I thought it was the coolest thing ever invented. still go to Church of course. Probably why I still love keyboard shortcuts. Fun times. So why do I share this?

Top 20 Tools 2007-2011

Jane Hart

As you will know I finalised the 5th Annual survey of  Top 100 Tools for Learning in the middle of November 2011, and at that time placed the presentation on Slideshare. I’ve just noticed that in the subsequent two months it has been viewed over 200,000 times! Social learning

5 Free Desktop Image Editors for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I’m always asked what skills a rapid elearning designer should have. One of the most important skills is basic image editing. You don’t need to be a professional graphics designer. However, you should be able to do some basic editing. Because of this, an image editing application should be in your tool chest. But before we explore the free tools, a good budget-friendly option is Photoshop Elements.

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What Makes a PowerPoint Slide Good?


PowerPoint … the tool we all love to hate. Well, that might not be exactly fair.  I mean, if I’m being completely honest then don’t I have to admit that the problem may lie with the user rather than the tool? Maybe not in all cases, but I know that my own personal issue with most of the PowerPoint presentations I have had the displeasure of viewing is they are boring. All of it. 

Content cost and creation – and how it relates to community building

Adventures in Corporate Education

During a meeting at the Dell Storage Forum in London Hans De Leenheer , one our invited bloggers, told me something to this effect: You are Miss Social Media. You have to make it so we are able to keep connecting. You have to make it so we can grow this community. That is your job! My first reaction was – hey wait I can’t single-handedly build a vibrant community. I may be able to architect an environment where people can connect. I may be able to find influencers who want to connect and create a community, and I may be able to create a space online where that can happen.

10Q: Cathy N. Davidson

Learning with e's

Cathy N. Davidson first flashed on to my radar last year when the Times Higher Education news magazine invited me to review her new book Now You See It. When I read the summary, I remembered that Cathy had been the prime mover in one of the first large scale iPod education projects at Duke University several years before. Then it all clicked. But that is the nature of innovation. browser).

Social Media in Small Business: Therapist, Cheering Squad and Taskmaster


Social media can support productivity for people in many different situations. Are you a small business owner or freelancer? Is difficult to get input and support on your ideas and projects? Tap into bigger networks than just your office. Find people in your job function on Twitter, in LinkedIn forums or on specialized professional networks. Right eLearning Solutions

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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.

Training vs Learning - Which do You Create?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

[ UPDATE - Just wanted to give credit to the Social Learning Community on Yammer for inspiring this blog post. think this topic is important to the eLearning community as a whole and so I'm happy to extend the conversation to the readers of this blog.] As a member of the eLearning/learning/training/education community it feels like the alphabet soup of terms has become muddled again. suppose all industries go through this to some degree, and while it's mildly frustrating, going through the exercise can reveal some insights and help us focus our work. So let's take a look at what happened.

Meet us at TechKnowledge!

Enspire Learning

ASTD TechKnowledge will be held Jan. 25 – 27 in Las Vegas. If you’re heading to Vegas next week, stop by booth #107 to say hello to our team and see our leadership simulations and latest custom e-learning creations. Don’t miss the concurrent session led by Enspire CEO Bjorn Billhardt. Check it out! Friday, Jan. 27 at 8:15 a.m. Blog Company News

The Art of the 30-Minute Meeting


I thought we all agreed that most of the meetings we attend are a waste of time. thought for sure we’d all agreed. But yet we keep doing it: scheduling one-hour meetings that could easily be completed in 20 minutes or less. You know, all the boss really had to say when it was his turn was, “We’re right on track this week.”. How many times have you attended an overlong company meeting?

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Development Tips: HTML by Hand by Mark Lassoff

Learning Solutions Magazine

We welcome Mark Lassoff to our family of Learning Solutions Magazine columnists. Each month, Mark will provide tutorial content on basic production skills that will help you master the tools you use everyday as you develop eLearning. He begins this month with the most basic tool: Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Development Techniques Media Tools

Customer Training Completion Rates

Curious to learn how different factors in your training courses may affect completion rates? We crunched the numbers to help you set goals for course completion and build your content strategy. Download the study to learn what kind of content keeps learners engaged, how long courses should be, and more.

Yikes. Training spending up 9.5%, highest increase in 3+ years! A renaissance.

Learning on the Leading Edge

After more than three years of decline in spending, corporate training budgets just jumped up 9.5% last year. Just released, 2012 Bersin & Associates Corporate Learning Factbook® ). Good news for corporate HR teams and business leaders in general. This is a huge increase, bringing the average spending per employee to over $800, or $1021 in the High-Impact Learning organizations.

Drinking From the BarCamp!


In this instance, I am drinking knowledge! Tomorrow night I will attend a Minnesota event sponsored by our local BarCamp, Minnedemo. Although my event is in Minnesota, BarCamps are hosted throughout the world. These get togethers are a fantastic way to learn how the "world of the web" is progressing. You will meet individuals who have product ideas for using the the web and software in ways about which you had never dreamed!    You need not be "technical" to obtain benefit from a Barcamp. cell phone cameras. text messages. End result. marketeer's dream.

Why Training Needs to go Agile (Part 1 – The Basics)

Dawn of Learning

Today, the expectations of learners are much different than they were only a few years ago. Much of what is currently rolled up monolithic, one-size-fits-all courses must give way to small but relevant content updated and delivered continuously to learners based on their individual profiles or needs. In other words, learning needs to go Agile. What does this mean for us? training organizations).