Tue.Dec 04, 2012

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Mixing it up in MOOCs

Enspire Learning

The New York Times declared this The Year of the MOOC. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a fantastic innovation in distance education: university-level courses free to the masses. People are flocking to them by the thousands … and then dropping out of them… by the thousands! know this, yet I’m a habitual MOOC dropout. I’ve tried three times now. We dropped out together.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Working with Screen Readers

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Last week I wrote about some  Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning. I'd like to follow up that article with information about screen readers. Screen readers are programs designed to allow visually impaired learners to navigate through a website or eLearning lesson by reading the content out loud. Two popular screen readers are  JAWS  (Job Access With Speech) and  Window-Eyes. " If you'd like to see a review of some of the top screen readers,  Top 10 Reviews  has some great information.

Emails … efficient or outdated?

Dont Waste Your Time

How many of us still base our daily working lives around the sending and receiving of emails? Yes, thought so, me too. We all know its not the most efficient way to communicate  or collaborate with more than one person, to gain feedback on projects, etc., yet we still use it most, if not all day. Enjoy. YouTube: Business Practices That Refuse To Die #44: Email Trees. Video: Digital Learners.

Insights: Line managers and coaches have a critical role

Clive on Learning

This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The seventh of ten 'insights' is that ‘Line managers and coaches have a critical role'. It is, of course, hardly a new insight that managers and coaches play an important part in workplace learning, because it has ever been thus. Having said that, it is encouraging that this report picks up an increasing emphasis in this area. Psychologically, very few people work for a local authority, a bank, a charity or a retail chain. They work for their direct line manager. insights

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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ROI is More Than Justification

CLO Magazine

When done correctly, ROI generates key decision-support metrics for learning and aligns thinking with business objectives. In today’s business environment, learning programs that are unable to prove that benefits exceed costs are unlikely to survive. ROI is not a number; it is a story that supports the idea that value is being created in the business. • Students learned the content.

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Back From Extinction. and in my back yard! Trumpeter Swans


When I was a young boy, Trumpeter Swans almost became extinct. In the 60's and 70's if I remember correctly, there were only 35 breeding pairs in North America. Even today, they are one of the rarest birds in North America. The swans took advantage of the open water to rest up on their way south. After arriving home, I quickly grabbed my camera and headed out for a photo shoot. Thanks!

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Meet the judges for the Screencast Awards

Visual Lounge

Next week on the Forge we’re going to be diving into the ScreenChamp awards and revealing the winners! The show goes live at 2PM EST here. If you can’t make it, don’t worry, we’ll be posting the recording on our blog  and on our YouTube Channel. Don’t forget that voting for ‘Best in Show’ closes at 4:00 PM EST on Wednesday, December 5th. ScreenChamp Judges.

Clean Up Your Client’s PowerPoint Slides with This Time-Saving Tip

Rapid eLearning

Here’s a common issue: your client gives you a PowerPoint file that doesn’t look all that great. It’s the breeding ground for a classic Frankencourse with too many fonts, the wrong colors and hokey images. It’s a complete mess. And your job is to clean it up. At this point the client’s not asking you to rebuild the course. He just wants it cleaned up and published. Working with the Master Template.


Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

Will you be accepting bribes this Christmas?

Spicy Learning

Do your people understand the difference between an acceptable gift and an illegal bribe? Does your senior management understand the consequences of the corporate offence of failing to prevent bribery? Saffron’s Bribery Act 2010 e-learning course: Complies with Ministry of Justice guidelines. Requires quick-decision making and uses realistic scenarios. Explains exactly how the Bribery Act 2010 is relevant to you. Short enough to fit into a single lunch break. Detailed reporting for compliance requirements. Customised with your logo and branding. contact-form-7]. html-email

13 New Year's Learning Resolutions for 2013


We’re helping you get ready for 2013 with a series of Learning New Year’s Resolutions from leading experts and thinkers in the online learning community. We asked our cast of experts one key question: What do you resolve to change or improve about your work in 2013? We''ll be sharing insights and resolutions from industry leaders including Elliott Masie, Cammy Bean, Judy Unrein, Connie Malamed, Mark Britz, Lisa Chamberlin, Melissa Venable, Julie Dirksen, Mike Taylor, David Glow, Mark Sheppard, Clive Lewis, Holly MacDonald, Bruce Graham, and Dawn Mahoney. Content Revolution Learning Resolution

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Defining Success

In the Middle of the Curve

If you want your organization to perform you're ultimately looking at maximizing the supporting systems that contribute to the network (your organization). This includes people systems, technology systems, policy systems, management systems, etc. To know if any of these systems are failing you need data. Reuben Tozeman Please go read Reuben's entire post. I've been grappling recently with "success". What does "success" look like? To know if the systems are failing, you need data. don't think that Reuben is strictly talking about quantitative data. At least in my professional environment.

Billboard Chart Toppers to Keynote the 2013 Lectora User.

Everything E-Learning

Internet phenomenon, THE PIANO GUYS will kick off day two of the 2013 Lectora® User Conference with ?A Creative Moment with THE PIANO GUYS

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.

Quick tips on tracking learners by sharing group reports


With ProProfs Training Maker, you can easily track the progress of large batches of learners by accessing different kinds of reports. One of them is group reports, which shows you consolidated reports of different groups of learners. The group report  gives you detailed information of your learners group’s activity across different courses. How to share group reports. Step 1. Step 4.  Step 5.

Another evaluation update


In June, I wrote about progress in what was then a brand new action development programme. That was the first cohort, since completed, of LEAD, which stands for Learning Evaluation Action Development, and is Airthrey Ltd’s flagship programme. LEAD aims to support and equip those responsible for learning evaluation to conduct their own evaluation project (something real, not a simulation).

Internet Sensation THE PIANO GUYS Announced as Keynote

Everything E-Learning

Innovative musical group, THE PIANO GUYS, shares vision and inspiration with e-Learning Conference attendees on Day 2 of the 2013 Lectora User Conference