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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.

Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

Stuck with a bunch of Flash-based courses that cannot be viewed on mobile devices? This eBook will take you through the steps to convert existing courses into HTML 5 format and make it compatible with the latest devices and browsers.

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The architecture of learning

Learning with e's

One of the characteristics of Web 2.0, according to the man who coined the phrase, is to be found in its architecture. As far as Tim O'Reilly is concerned, Web 2.0 tools are configured in such a way that they 'get smarter the more people use them.' This facet was explained very clearly in Michael Wesch's excellent video Web 2.0. In his famous Wired article, Kevin Kelly suggested Web 2.0 Web 2.0

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.

Even Apple Worries about Employee Retention

Learning on the Leading Edge

I have an iPhone, an iPad, AppleTV, and recently (because intuitively I knew integration was key) bought a MacBook. Granted, after switching from a PC I still struggle with how to scroll on a screen and have yet to figure out how to change my desktop picture, but how they work together is cool. That cool factor is what lures and commits employees to Apple. Working on the latest-and-greatest, on the cutting-edge of technology; the working stiff equivalent of being a part of the in-crowd and eating at the cool table. It’s an ego-boost, and a compelling reason to stay at an organization.

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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.

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.

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.

Even Apple Worries about Employee Retention

Learning on the Leading Edge

I have an iPhone, an iPad, AppleTV, and recently (because intuitively I knew integration was key) bought a MacBook. Granted, after switching from a PC I still struggle with how to scroll on a screen and have yet to figure out how to change my desktop picture, but how they work together is cool. That cool factor is what lures and commits employees to Apple. Working on the latest-and-greatest, on the cutting-edge of technology; the working stiff equivalent of being a part of the in-crowd and eating at the cool table. It’s an ego-boost, and a compelling reason to stay at an organization.

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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.

Rock your next Custom eLearning Course with eLearning Art!

eLearning TV

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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.

Google Search Tip: Diagramming Your Life!

eContent

Even search experts can be taught new tricks! Earlier this morning I learned a tip which I am already finding wildly useful. the inclusion of the word "diagram" when using Google Image Search. How often have you been working around the house, garage or work and something stumps you and you think. Here are just a few examples. See my example for Lake Superior!   Web/Tech

Converting PowerPoint Presentations Using Rapid Intake

Developer on Duty

When creating your course, there may be times that you will need or want to incorporate PowerPoints that you have previously created. You can quickly load these pre-made pages into your project but there are a few key things to remember when doing so. When the PowerPoints are loaded into the system they are converted into SWF's. For the most part, you won't notice any difference. Tools

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.

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.’

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

Even Apple Worries about Employee Retention

Learning on the Leading Edge

I have an iPhone, an iPad, AppleTV, and recently (because intuitively I knew integration was key) bought a MacBook. Granted, after switching from a PC I still struggle with how to scroll on a screen and have yet to figure out how to change my desktop picture, but how they work together is cool. That cool factor is what lures and commits employees to Apple. Working on the latest-and-greatest, on the cutting-edge of technology; the working stiff equivalent of being a part of the in-crowd and eating at the cool table. It’s an ego-boost, and a compelling reason to stay at an organization.

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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.

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

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!

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.

Four Key Skills to Change Company Culture by Joseph Grenny

T+D

Earlier this year, Goldman Sachs’ culture came under fire following an employee’s scathing op-ed piece in The New York Times. The employee lambasted Goldman Sachs for claiming to uphold one set of highly moral written cultural rules but in reality operating on quite another. He wrote about the enormous gap between what employees were told to do and what they actually did when interacting with customers and colleagues. Unfortunately, corporate cultures, or cultural operating systems, like the one contested at Goldman Sachs are the rule rather than the exception. company culture

Job vs Career vs Vocation

In the Middle of the Curve

I would have liked the face in the middle to look more confused - that would more accurately represent my current state. Too lazy to make the edits. At the time, I stated that it was more of a career. But when I said it, it didn't feel quite right. What I want to do doesn't fit into the model of "consecutive progressive achievement". Something really big. Can you relate

Building job aids in Toronto: the good

Dave's Whiteboard

As a girl from a small town in Nova Scotia, my mother had to go a long way for her professional development. It’s 1,200 miles (and they  were miles back then, not kilometers) from Inverness to St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, where she did her nurse’s training, just before the outbreak of World War II. have some biases regarding job aids. Then, get out of the way.

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.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Education and training spend in the UK

Learnforever

In the foreword to Brinkerhoff and Apking’s High Impact Training (2001), Professor Dale M Brethower identified the total US spend on education, “from kindergarten through graduate school” at $230 billion, and estimated that employers pass on to consumers at least $300 billion in spend on training and development. Current UK public expenditure on education is around the £90 billion mark.

What I Learned from My Time as a Secret Service Trainer

OpenSesame

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

Converting PowerPoint Presentations Using Rapid Intake

Developer on Duty

When creating your course, there may be times that you will need or want to incorporate PowerPoints that you have previously created. You can quickly load these pre-made pages into your project but there are a few key things to remember when doing so. When the PowerPoints are loaded into the system they are converted into SWF's. For the most part, you won't notice any difference. Tools

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