Thu.Aug 18, 2011

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Everywhere you look there's an app

Clive on Learning

Thanks to Cammy Bean for alerting me to two more apps for learning technologists. I've loaded them on to my iPhone and taken a look. First up is Connie Malamed 's eLearning Coach app, which is essentially a glossary of instructional design terms. Here's the menu. And here's a typical entry. It's never too late to learn about Gagne's nine events. Simply pick from the menu. your SME. mobile learnin

3D Simulation/Game Development Tool: Thinking Worlds

Kapp Notes

In the webinar I conducted the other day, a number of people indicated that they had budgets of less than $1,000 and were wondering if it would be possible to create any kind of 3D learning game on such a meager budget. One solution that they could try that would create a great 3D elearning experience is called Thinking Worlds. 3D Environment Used to Teach New Recruits.

eLearning Podcasts (and a few others)

The eLearning Coach

Some people dance with their iPods. learn with mine. I’m addicted to podcasts because they’ve changed my life. It’s the only way I know to keep up with subjects and topics of interest without taking away from tasks that must be done. listen while driving, working out and washing dishes. Here are some that might interest you, including a few that are peripherally related.

What I learned about webinars from Adobe

Clive on Learning

In June I participated in a webinar which Adobe ran as part of its Summer Masterclass series. know it's taken me two months or more to get round to it, but I did feel the event taught me some interesting lessons. First of all, this was at first sight an elaborately orchestrated event, staged by dreamtek.tv for Adobe. We had a formal panel show set and a full video crew. We also had an excellent and highly experienced interviewer, Helen Olsen, to host the event. Adobe invited a load of people and gave them a choice of being part of a live audience or attending online through Adobe Connect.

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Simplicity packaged - A peak at Claro and OneRoom

Learning on the Leading Edge

I have had some interesting product briefings lately and wanted to call your attention to two. The first is Claro , from dominKnow Learning Solutions. It was released in April. You may know dominKnow as a mature LCMS platform which has been around for many years. Claro has been under development for two years (mostly interface and usability improvements) and it shows. See below). Face it. We share.

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How to Motivate Gen Y: Let Them Give Away Your Money?

Mindflash

Evidence shows that, when it comes to retaining Gen Y, it’s not all down to dollars and cents. Training, a collaborative work environment and a sense of shared purpose can all motivate younger workers to stay put, not just a healthy pay check. But now one expert on motivation is suggesting a new, out-of-the-box method for encouraging and retaining workers that you’ve probably never heard of before.

Simplicity packaged - A peak at Claro and OneRoom

Learning on the Leading Edge

I have had some interesting product briefings lately and wanted to call your attention to two. The first is Claro , from dominKnow Learning Solutions. It was released in April. You may know dominKnow as a mature LCMS platform which has been around for many years. Claro has been under development for two years (mostly interface and usability improvements) and it shows. See below). Face it. We share.

LCMS 15

Day 4: Tone of voice, style and character

Good To Great

After two long days focusing exclusively on interactions, it’s time for something a little different. Today we’re going to look at how we can bring your e-learning course to life and inject some personality into it. Avatars are a great idea but within the constraints of our contrived scenario we probably can’t realistically incorporate these. Apply some imagination to your titles.

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.

Doing Well By Doing Good

The Peformance Improvement

Companies can do well (financially) and not do “good”, e.g., businesses that sell products that are bad for one’s health. Companies can do well and also do good, e.g., businesses that, when they are highly profitable, donate some of that profit to their communities. Or companies can do well by "doing good". These are organizations that make “doing good” a central part of their missions and business models. They do things that improve the well-being of their internal customers (employees, vendors, business partners) as well as external customers (buyers of products and services, shareholders).

It need not be new to be great

Jay Cross

Today a mind-blowing array of gorgeous old automobiles drove into Carmel and parked for a few hours on Ocean Avenue. They are on their way to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday. For an enthusiast, these are cars to die for.  . We’re staying three blocks away from Ocean Avenue. spent hours today obsessing over these rolling works of art. They have staying power. BALANCE).

MEPP Program Moodle & Web Courseworks

Web Courseworks

MEPP Program About four years ago, the UW Department of Engineering Professional Development (EPD) approached Web Courseworks about hosting a Learning Management System (LMS).  As a private sector partner, we were chosen by UW Engineering because of our attention to the workforce learner as opposed to supporting technology for on-campus learners. Since 1949, the UW [.]. eLearning conferences distance learning elearning moodle The Wisconsin Idea Web Courseworks

Lack of evaluation

Learnforever

I’m underwhelmed by the response to my last blog post. would still welcome any examples or anecdotes anyone is willing to share. However, I wonder whether the lack of comments (or any other responses) is indicative of a lack of examples? As always, comments would be very welcome

Customer Training Completion Rates

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Learning Advocates Address Continuing Education Barriers

CLO Magazine

Last week while attending a conference, I had the opportunity to speak with leaders of benefits and learning functions across the country. Conversations sparked the desire to continue the discussion from my previous blog, Using Social Learning to Encourage Continued Employee Education. believe social collaboration tools can serve as a catalyst to not only drive employee participation in continued education but also to help them considerably overcome real and perceived barriers. Can we use social learning or collaboration tools to help employees emotionally and rationally? Please share.