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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Clayton R. Wright has done his 28th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. You can contact him at: crwr77 [@] gmail.com. This year, he has cut down the list slightly to cover "selected events." " But its still a massive list. Do Different.

The Role of a Learning Management System in a World Awash in Learning Content

Absorb LMS

A client recently asked if I could help him prepare a presentation he’ll be delivering to colleagues within his organization. The aim of the presentation is to provide an overview of workplace learning technology in 2012. So far, he has a very impressive slide deck that covers: An introduction to e-learning. Learning modalities and content types (simulations, games, video, etc.). mLearning.

Insights: Improving performance still matters the most

Clive on Learning

Over the next few weeks I'm going to provide my own commentary to the excellent Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The report is largely the work of Steve Rayson. In his own inimitable whirlwind fashion, he interviewed 30 or so major UK employers this summer to get a handle on the key trends in workplace learning. He did a good job and the report adds an interesting alternative perspective to the research carried out by others in the UK such as Towards Maturity. The first 'insight' from the report is that 'improving performance still matters the most'.

The Role of a Learning Management System in a World Awash in Learning Content

Absorb LMS

A client recently asked if I could help him prepare a presentation he’ll be delivering to colleagues within his organization. The aim of the presentation is to provide an overview of workplace learning technology in 2012. So far, he has a very impressive slide deck that covers: An introduction to e-learning. Learning modalities and content types (simulations, games, video, etc.). mLearning.

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Adobe Captivate 6: FPS Your MP4's

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I received an email from a Captivate developer who was publishing a Captivate project as an MP4 video so that it could be used in Adobe Premiere. She was required to deliver an MP4 that was published at a frame rate of 30 frames per second (fps). She checked her Captivate publishing settings (via File > Publish Settings ) and verified that Captivate was set to publish at 30 fps. After publishing the MP4 video, she learned that the Frames Per Second setting in the Publish dialog box controls published SWFs, not MP4s. she was stuck. It turns out that there is.

DevLearn Thoughts: Is Game Based Learning Misunderstood?

Bottom-Line Performance

We had a great time at DevLearn 2012 in Las Vegas. Since we were there in part to launch or Knowledge Guru™  learning game engine, we were especially tuned in to what was being said about learning games at the conference… and what other game based learning products were being shown. Sharon Boller introducing Knowledge Guru at DevLearn. Game based learning is the same as gamification, right?

Detailing the Coherent Organization

Clark Quinn

As excited as I am about the Coherent Organization as a framework, it’s not done by any means.  I riffed on it for a Chief Learning Officer magazine, and my Internet Time Alliance colleagues have followed up. However, I want to take it further. Within each were separate elements. As I did so, some commonalities emerged. Besides the connection between the areas, they grouped like I show here.

3 Things to Consider When Building Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

In a recent post, I built a drag and drop video player where you can select and drag a video title to load a video tutorial. I got lots of questions about how I built the player. Most of the questions were about how I built the drag-and-drop player. So I put together some tutorials and made the file available for download. Tutorial 1: create the framework. Tutorial 2: add layers and links.

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Nothing personal

Jay Cross

What does the phrase Don’t take this personally  bring to mind? Being fired? Not being selected for the new project team? Being assigned a task you don’t want to do? Who’s kidding whom? These things are very personal. I’ll never forget the time I had to lay off half my team. The personnel manager and I went through our routine. We put a large size box of Kleenex on the desk.

Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney: What e-learning can take away from the U.S. election

Spicy Learning

As U.S. political speeches go, many of us will agree that George Bush was never destined to grace us with the same public speaking prowess that seemed to come so naturally to individuals like Martin Luther King Jr. and Steve Jobs. An excellent article that I was reading recently whilst on my way to work illustrates my point. Obama selected ‘Forward.’

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More Seats at the Table

Training Industry

Instructional designers are accustomed to working with subject matter experts and business unit management. What about working with other groups within talent management that are also focused upon the enhancing the performance of people and organizations? To ensure the success of your HPT (Human Performance Technology) efforts, you need to seek out and collaborate with other talent management groups. They include workforce planning, recruitment/retention, compensation, performance management, and succession planning. Effectively seek out, onboard, orient, engage, and retain those employees.

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ASTD TechKnowledge 2013 Workshop Agenda

Kapp Notes

On January 29, 2013, I am partnering with Koreen Olbrish on a pre-conferene workshop at the ASTD TechKnowledge Conference. We are currently working on the agenda and thought I’d post in case anyone was interested in attending. Hope you see you there. Game Design and Gamification Event: January 29th. 8:30 – 9:00. Breakfast and Networking. 00-9:30. Introductions and Getting Started. Of course we are starting with a game and then quickly debrief on what made that game successful and what would make it even better! This is learning by experience. 30-10:15. 10:15-10:30. Break. 10:30-11:30.

The eLearning Guild Celebrates 100 Online Forums! by Jennifer Neibert

Learning Solutions Magazine

Since 2004, The eLearning Guild has produced Online Forums focused on the newest tools, strategies, and trends in eLearning. After eight years of consistently high-quality programs, the Guild will produce its 100th Online Forum in December 2012. Make plans now to join the celebration and take part in this historic event!

Bridge over troubled authoring tool waters

eLearning 24-7

Let’s start of with a scenario. You go into an ice cream store. You look about and see a variety of flavors but can’t decide. You say to yourself, “I wonder if the Raisin Banana is any good?” ”   You are intrigued, but you do not want to waste your money only to find out it is putrid. You ask the sales clerk if you can try to flavor. They hand you a plastic spoon with the ice cream on it. You taste it and decide it is yucky. You ask to taste another flavor and they happily provide it to you. Seems simple right? We do it when we test drive a car. Trial by Fire.

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Harvard Business Publishing Unveils HBR Channel

CLO Magazine

The short HBR Channel videos feature thought leaders, consultants and executives sharing ideas, personal stories, tips, best practices and lessons on a number of business topics. Boston — Nov. 13 Harvard Business Publishing announced it is offering a new approach to leadership development with hundreds of “short bite” videos on tackling business challenges, in an effort to provide substantive learning for time-pressed managers. Source: Harvard Business Publishing

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.

What I Learned from My Time as a Secret Service Trainer


Television makes everything look quick and easy. Thanks to the help of forensic evidence, TV detectives always catch the bad guys in less than an hour, with time to spare for commercial breaks. For most people television is just entertainment, not job training. Right eLearning Solutions

Workarounds: Why They Help Learners Learn

Vignettes Learning

Do you know that with an iPhone app you can walk to the Apple store, scan the price in iPhone and pay with your iPhone without having to talk with a cashier? We hate standing in line. We disdain flight delays. We abhor slow and tedious processes. we avoid ways of doing things that weigh us down. Workarounds Compare these two videos. The first one is "product usage" training. Ray Jimenez, PhD.

Positive emotions

Jay Cross

This afternoon I finished reading Barbara Frederickson’s delightful and utilitarian book, Positivism. I am glad I did. Here’s a glimpse of what she (and I) believe in: Frederickson is rare among psychologists for sharing what to do about downers while dispensing great advice on what to do for uppers. It is so, so simple. It is elegant. plan to spend a lot of time with this book.