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#MOOC disasters are human and part of educational innovation and why sandboxes are good

Ignatia Webs

With the Coursera course on the Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application going down due to a mix of unfortunate events, sceptics of MOOC's feel strengthened. But my heart really goes out to Fatimah Wirth, for she dared to test new approaches but. fell into the trap that all of us tend to fall into at one time or another: dreaming and as a result wanting to go too far, too quickly.

Everything you need to know about Design Thinking

weelearning

(to get the most from The Big Idea) In April we are running an exciting design jam for learning professionals call The Big Idea.  If you’ve seen the schedule you already know that the jam will be based on ‘Design … Read more › big idea blog cool stuff

Adobe Captivate: Methods for Attaching Voiceover Audio

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    When it comes to adding narration audio (voice-overs), Captivate developers have plenty of choices. You can insert audio using any of the following methods: Object-Level Audio   Right-click any slide object and choose  Audio > Import to  or  Audio > Record to. You can import  wav's  or  mp3's. 

The importance of synchronicity

Clive on Learning

Over the past couple of months, I have twice been fortunate enough to hear Professor Stephen Heppell speak, once at the 25th birthday party of the eLearning Network and again last week when I chaired his session at Learning Technologies. On both occasions, the idea that most got me thinking was that 'synchronous is sovereign'. Stephen's point, based in particular on his extensive recent experience working with younger students, was that participating in some sort of live event (and not necessarily face-to-face - online will do) was valued very much more highly than viewing a recording.

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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What I am hearing and seeing in E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

I know it is only the first full week of February, but just in the past month, a lot has been going on.  Most of it is positive, some is neutral, a few are negative (IMO). It comes from fellow readers who send me e-mails or talk to me via social media. It comes from people I meet at events. It comes from me talking to vendors, buyers, monitoring the industry all the while taking notes and seeing the trends/patterns appear right before my eyes. Web site stinks = product stinks. The same for authoring tools. Is it really that hard to make it user friendly and visual? Most people never complain.

Tin Can in action

eFront

Introduction to the Tin Can API: The Tin Can API is a brand new learning technology specification that offers a simpler and more flexible way of capturing learning activities and sharing them with a variety of other systems – opening up an entire world of experiences (online and offline). Papagelis. How it works: Statements are the ‘substance’ of the Tin Can API. Tin Can in action: TalentLMS.

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Compliance Makeover! (Slides from today's webinar)

Learning Visions

Ten tips for compliance training from cammybean

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Six Leadership Fundamentals for Global Success

CLO Magazine

The key to productivity is building a talent strategy that takes advantage of the innovations, information and technology available in the human age. Global organizations need leaders who can drive business on a global scale. No organization can afford to overlook optimizing the performance of leaders who are successful in this regard. Individuals who are required to lead across cultures often need to make decisions in complex or ambiguous environments and understand cultural nuances. In all, they have to adapt. Create personalized development plans to foster growth and build strength. Owen J.

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.

Do You Manage Your Social Media Presence?

eContent

At age 56, you might not expect the NorthStarNerd to be a leader in terms of social media. Obviously, I am too old! However, if my younger peers make that assumption, you would be wildly mistaken. just received an email stating that my LinkedIn profile was one of the top 5% most viewed profiles in 2012. This is an amazing stat. You might be curious where I hang out online. friends and family only.

Four Ways to Assess Learning

CLO Magazine

When it comes to learning design, it’s best to assess an issue early. Defining the ?problem, problem, checking assumptions and gathering data rapidly can avoid many ?program program execution delays and mistakes. CLOs are often expected to perform miracles: solve deep-seated learning deficits; design transformational learning programs for all levels; take risks so their organization’s learning processes are cutting-edge; be able to put a new program or process in place at hyper-speed; all while cutting budgets to the bone and delivering a return on investment. ” 2.

Compliance Training need a makeover? Join us for a free webinar!

Learning Visions

Is your training connecting with employees? Is your content relevant and engaging? Are you successfully having the impact you desire? Or could your training benefit from a dose of inspiration? If so, you aren’t alone. According to LRN’s 2011-12 Ethics & Compliance Leadership Survey Report, 59% of respondents identify “Online Education Fatigue” as their top challenge. Let's take a look at best practices in compliance training from organizations across the globe including examples of how to: 1. Make it fun 2. Show consequences 3. Tell stories 4. Make it personal 5. Keep it simple 10.

Informal learning and Stoos management in four slides (Netflix)

Jay Cross

Harold Jarche posted this to the internal Internet Time Alliance network yesterday: “Check out slides 115-118″ [link] I did. I was blown away. Here ’tis: Culture (Original 2009 version) from Reed Hastings. I’m writing the sequel to Informal Learning. Yet here, the CEO of Netflix gave most of my message four years ago in four slides. Four freaking slides.

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.

Camtasia Studio 8: Create an Interactive Table of Contents (and Save Time Editing) with Markers

Visual Lounge

Would you like to make it easier for your viewers to navigate through your videos? Or, would you just like help speeding up the editing process? If so, then markers are a great tool to add to your repertoire. In the following video, you’ll learn how to: Find and open the marker view (0:30). Differentiate between the two types of markers. (0:52). Add markers to your project. (1:40). Quickly pinpoint a section to delete. (2:00). Add markers while recording. (2:35). Use markers to set up a table of contents. (3:30). Can’t see the video? Watch it on Screencast.com. Don't want to miss another post?

Design Principles for Learning Cafe UnConference 2013. Feb 21, Sydney.

Learning Cafe

The 2 nd Learning Café UnConference is not far away. Come 21 Feb, 2013 a bunch of experienced and passionate learning professionals will descend on the Australian Technology Park in Sydney for a day of discussion and debate on themes and issues critical for our profession. Before we explore how we fine-tuned the UnConference this year let us revisit the question “why UnConference”?

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Training: Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 5

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 5 Date and time: Thursday, 28th March, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Adding interactivity to an eLearning course improves the engagement level with the learners. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish in multi-part series to learn about the basics of Actions and Advanced [.]. How do I.

ASTDTK2013 Workshop Materials

Kapp Notes

Had a great deal of fun presenting with Koreen Olbrish at TK 2013. Here are the slides, the game design document and the workshop handout all in one convenient location. Astdtk2013 workshopmaterials from Karl Kapp. And, if you go to this blog entry, you’ll get links to materials and information that was covered in the workshop: #ASTDTK2013 Resources from ASTD Presentations. Games

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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.

Learning Metaphors and MOOCs

Designed for Learning

The use of metaphors is an intriguing concept. Metaphors have the power to transform the way we think and the way we respond. As a part of our week 2 reading for Coursera's Elearning and Digital Cultures Course (#edcmooc), we were to reflect on the metaphors of the future in digital culture and in online education. recently read an article titled, " On two metaphors of learning and the dangers of choosing just one " by Anna Sfard. Anna shares that there are predominantly two metaphors that are used to describe learning: The Acquisition Metaphor (AM) and the Participation Metaphor (PM).

Training: What’s New in Adobe Captivate 6 Update

Adobe Captivate

Topic: What’s New in Adobe Captivate 6 Update Date and time: Thursday, 14th March, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish as they take you through an interesting tour of the new features introduced in the exclusive update for subscription and ASA customers. During this session, learn how [.]. How do I. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" Adobe Captivate 6 Adobe Captivate 6 update Adobe eLearning Suite 6 captivate training Ease of use eLearning eSeminar

Top five tips for using rapid authoring tools

Spicy Learning

This short post is an edited excerpt from the Spicy Learning Guide, an essential compendium of 101 tips to improve your learning strategy.  Register here to receive your free copy! Developing courses with rapid authoring tools can run like a dream or turn into a nightmare! Here are Saffron’s top five tips to help you avoid pitfalls, reduce your costs and get the most out of your tool. Don’t ignore the ‘simple’ tools. Do you really need an expensive tool? The ‘simple’ tools aren’t so simple nowadays. PowerPoint 2010 allows you to create slick animations without Flash. What’s your time frame?

Sophia

Courseware Development

Sophia. What is Sophia ? It is a platform for posting tutorials for various academic subjects, in video, PowerPoint, or PDF format. Where did they get the name? No idea - maybe the originator is a fan of "The Golden Girls"? How much does it cost a student to use Sophia? Nothing. How much does it cost a teacher to post a tutorial on Sophia? How much can a teacher make via Sophia? Zilch. What's the potential for positive name recognition if you post a useful tutorial on Sophia? Priceless. It is very easy to search for tutorials on your favorite subject. hope to create a tutorial myself soon.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

This Week on #TalkTech: Real mLearning, Compulsion Loops in Gamification and Schools and Workplaces of the Future

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.  We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We discuss three topics a week and the chat lasts around 30 minutes. We’re shaking things up in 2013 here at #TalkTech! Every couple of weeks, a guest curator will be picking our topics and leading the discussion.

Gamification of CME: Is Your Organization in the “Game”?

Association eLearning

If you were in attendance at the 2013 Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACHEP) conference last week there is no doubt you heard the term “gamification” more than once. Games and simulations for continuing medical education is growing in popularity and it was very evident at this year’s event. But you don’t need to design elaborate simulations.

Microsoft Office 2013

E-learning Uncovered

Unless you’ve been buried so deep in an e-learning project you haven’t come up for air, you’re probably aware that Microsoft released to consumers the new version of Office last week. I’ve heard a lot of questions about the different versions and purchase options, so I thought I’d try and clear up some of the confusion surrounding the new Office suite. Most questions about the new Microsoft Office sound something like this, “Are Office 365 and Office  2013 the same thing? If not, what’s the difference?” And they are trying to make it attractive for you to choose the subscription path.

Three Ways to Rapidly Assess Needs

CLO Magazine

Needs assessment doesn’t have to be a drawn-out, months-long process Accelerated needs assessment and diagnosis tools can help learning leaders make everyday decisions. Here are three ways to do so. 1. Conduct short, limited conversations rather than lengthy surveys. • Select a small sample of individuals to interview. • Ask probing questions to uncover what is happening in the business that needs to be addressed. For example: Initial need: “A session on innovative thinking to energize the team to bring fresh ideas to our annual business planning process.” ” 2.

Training Consumed in 60 Seconds: Microlearning Is Made For Today's Growing Teams

Microlearning is a way to solve the problems facing educators and trainers of today. Learn how to create effective training programs through Microlearning with Grovo.

World’s 3rd largest blog property Technorati gives ProProfs survey software a thumbs up

ProProfs

This year started with a bang with the launch of our survey software. What made it even better was our software getting rave reviews from the media, one of which came from Technorati – world’s 8th largest social media property and the 3rd largest blog property. Why Technorati likes us: Ideal for businesses, educators and marketers alike. Small fee upgrade for unlimited surveys. Media

Bentley University Launches Career Development Course

CLO Magazine

Career Development Introduction 101 aims to provide first-year students with a career toolkit and the opportunity to do mock interviews and elevator pitches in front of corporate recruiters. Waltham, Mass. — Feb. Nearly 90 percent of Bentley University freshman are getting a head start on job searching with the launch of a career development course. Career Development Introduction (CDI) 101 aims to provide first-year students with a comprehensive career toolkit and the opportunity to do mock interviews and elevator pitches in front of corporate recruiters. Source: Bentley University