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4 Ways Gamification Drives Business Results

Bottom-Line Performance

What’s the value of a more informed sales rep? What’s the ROI of a more engaged employee? These types of results are hard to quantify, yet they drive meaningful value for a business. Plenty has been written on the value of games and gamification. Heck, a lot of that has been written by us. But sometimes L&D exists in a vacuum. “You talked with Kayla about social media. points!”

The Emergence Of Mobile Learning For Higher Education In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Upside Learning

With the rapid development of mobile technologies, a new style of learning, termed as mobile learning, has exploded everywhere in the world. This is now considered as an essential learning style in the future. The students can learn just in time in their daily lives whenever they need to learn using mobile devices like Tablets and Smart Phones. JUSUR, LMS System. Saudi Digital Library. 5-Year CAGR.

Summary of #Games Research Qualitative Literature Review Conducted by Fengfeng Ke

Kapp Notes

Most of the time a meta-analysis of studies looks at only the numbers as a means of comparison. Here is an interesting qualitative meta-analysis and the highlights of the results. Fengfeng Ke, a researcher focusing on digital game-based learning, computer-supported collaborative learning, and simulations for instructional use, conducted a review of 89 research articles that provided empirical data on the application and effectiveness of computer-based instructional games. Ke chose to conduct a qualitative meta-analysis. She analyzed 256 reports and eliminated 167 for various reasons. 2009).

2013: The Year to Step into eLearning

B Online Learning

The world of eLearning is vast and it is growing by the day. There are plenty of training professionals who would like to venture into eLearning but hardly know where to begin. At first eLearning can seem rather intimidating, especially when people are talking about LMSs, MOOCS, mobile learning, social learning and authoring tools. What [.]. Articulate

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

Want to develop an effective customer training strategy for your organization? Download this guide to learn some simple steps you can follow to set your team up for success. Click to download.

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Use eLearning Characters as Presenters

Adobe Captivate

Guest Blog by: Bryan Jones, President of eLearningArt, a company that provides thousands of eLearning templates and images, and author of the Assets eLearning Blog. eLearning Characters make Great Presenters In my last guest post, I talked about how you can use characters as eLearning avatars or guides in your eLearning courses. In addition to [.].

Babson Study: Over 6.7 Million Students Learning Online by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

The 2012 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group reveals the number of students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 6.7 million. However, most institutions remain undecided about MOOCs. Blended Learning Design Strategies Emerging Topics Training Strategies Virtual Classrooms

How to Retrain for a Second Career

CLO Magazine

When factored into learning design, understanding employees’ personalities and what motivates them at work can make it easier to retrain an individual. In today’s dynamic business landscape, many have defined their career and success by their job title and skills, only to wake up one morning obsolete. This unsettling sensation may be the case with many high-performing employees due to fear of being laid off in an effort to trim the fat. Evidence is amassing that such downsizing is counterproductive. The question is: can management be confident they’ll perform as well in a new role?

A Peek into my Video Game Design and Development Courses

Visual Lounge

Guest post by Video Game Design and Development teacher, Steve Isaacs : Recently  @techucation reached out to ask for some resources and ideas related to teaching Video Game Design and Development. responded to his inquiry and realized it would serve as a worthwhile blog post to share with the educational community. Below is a general description of my 7th and 8th grade courses.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

What Business Are We In? – Part 1


For some time now, I’ve been wondering what business we’re really in. Is it learning or training? About ten years ago the job we did was called training, and we worked in a training department. Some time soon after that the name changed to learning and development, but has the job really changed? More importantly, has our customer’s expectation changed? What got me thinking about this was the Learning Technologies conference last January, where I took part in a debate with Andy Wooler and Charles Jennings. The subject; should we be attempting to manage learning? Scary stuff.

What happens when talent and crowdsourcing collide?

Spicy Learning

This is a guest post by Paul MacCartney. 150 years ago last week, London built the world’s first underground rail network to deal with the crowds flocking to work in the City. Managing the Tube well continues to be a key economic enabler – and a challenge – as London’s population grows. It is no surprise that booming mega-cities across the world are investing in metro systems. Dealing with the crowd as a ‘problem’ is essential for growth. Scenes of crowds are still associated with high drama and, oftentimes, catastrophe. Generally, we associate masses with mindlessness and group-think.

6 Surprisingly Common eLearning Myths


eLearning is still a young field. For every tip, how-to and best practice, there are myths that pervade every discussion of developing, designing and implementing online training. Here are some of the most common myths we hear. eLearning Solutions

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Declaring Intentions

Learning Journal

In my last post , I advised that declaring your intention to learn is one of the most important developmental steps you can take.  In that spirit, let me share what is on my “ to-learn-list ” for 2013. It’s interesting to me that what winds up on this list are not the things I know little about, but the topic areas that I know fairly well – enough to know that learning more will be valuable and energizing. Collaborative learning spaces. We need to help build collaborative spaces where learners can meet up virtually and engage the problems of their work together.

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.

7. The importance of prior learning


As we’ve discussed above, learning, both formal and informal, literally re-wires the brain. The more a person learns about something – a work task or a subject of interest – the more elaborate become the mental schemas that connect the various underlying concepts and principles. These schemas provide us with an understanding of how all the elements of a domain fit together and, as a result. enable us to solve problems and make decisions. After a while, we become so competent in a particular area that we seem to respond to situations intuitively, in other words without conscious thought.

Pelecon flies higher

Learning with e's

Those of you who have ever attended a Plymouth Enhanced Learning Conference, or even followed from afar via the social media channels will know that Pelecon is an extraordinary event. Since attaining international conference status and extending its programme to 3 days, Pelecon has become one of the must-attend European learning technology conferences on the calendar. Unported License.

We made this app for my son (and yours)

Visual Lounge

My son, Cameron, struggles with high school math.  I was a German teacher, not a math teacher. Can’t see the video? Watch it on YouTube. His sister helps him.  He can’t ask his classmates.   How do you text questions or answers to algebra problems? I’m fortunate to work for TechSmith corporation, the makers of Jing, Snagit, Camtasia. videos and replies are sent directly to the class.

What Are Sketch Notes?


Posted in Uncategorized Basically, sketchnoting is doodling while you’re taking notes. I’ve been doing this ever since I got in trouble in the 2nd grade for drawing Dr. Seuss characters when I was supposed be taking a quiz. I’ve got a library of Moleskine sketch books littered all over the house today. have one for Sketch Quotes [.]. Uncategorized sketching sketchnote

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.

Free Webinar - “The Flipped Classroom”

Take an e-Learning Break

Free webinar on the important learning trend, “The Flipped Classroom,” on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12 (noon) EST. To ensure your space, please follow this link to register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/405556006. In this 45 minute webinar, you will better understand why educators and Corporate Learning professionals are turning to a new model called the flipped classroom. You will discover what it is and why everyone is talking about it. Questions such as what does a flipped classroom model looks like and how does it differ from the blended learning model are answered.

Captivate 6 Example eLearning Course Using Templates

eLearning Brothers

 . Thought I’d share another example eLearning course I created using Adobe Captivate 6. This demo was created to showcase our eLearning Templates in action. Here are the templates that I used: Captivate Layouts Template. Cutout People. Flash Game Template. Launch Demo.

Futurestep Names New VP of Talent Solutions in North America

CLO Magazine

The new role will focus on the convergence of recruitment execution and technology as part of Futurestep's strategy to offer its customers services in end-to-end talent management. Los Angeles — Jan. 14 Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry company specializing in high impact talent services, has appointed Dennis Law as its vice president of talent solutions in North America. The newly created position will focus on the maintenance and expansion of Futurestep's talent solutions business. Prior to that, Law was CIO at Pegasus, a $180 million hospitality and travel software company. Source: Futurestep

Five effective tips to encourage student engagement in online tests


Students often complain that quizzes are too easy, dull, and/or pointless. Many students believe that teachers create quizzes in order to kill time. Sometimes these statements may be true, but sometimes teachers simply aren’t sure how to effectively create assessments that keep a student’s interest. So how is this done? Using online quizzes and tests can be an effective addition to a course.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.

Roanoke Times news quiz for Jan. 18


Impress your friends and colleagues with your savvy local news knowledge

Quiz Aqidah Bab Kalimat Tayyibah Ta'awudz


Standar Kompetensi 5. Memahami kalimat thayyibah (ta'awud) Kompetensi Dasar 5.1.Mengenal Allah melalui kalimat thayyibah (ta'awud) Indikator Pencapaian Kompetensi Melafalkan kalimat Ta'awud Mengartikan kaimat

Who's that Pokemon


Pokemon Master's Quizy Quiz · Pokemon Master's Quizy Quiz · pokemon cwiz · How Well Do You Know About The Pokemon Emerald Games? Pokemon - a bit harder. Get Quiz Takers Now. Share On: Facebook · Twitter · My

How well do you know Chuck Hagel?


Discussion of Chuck Hagel's nomination as secretary of defense has dominated the news in recent weeks. But how well do you know his backstory? The native Nebraskan was born and raised in North Platte, served in

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.