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Writing & Grammar: Lay Versus Lie--The Truth

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    Two words have seldom been more confusing than the two verbs lay and lie. Yes, they are actually two different words, but the first area of confusion is that the simple past tense of  lie  is spelled exactly the same as the word  lay. Not only that, but the main difference between the word  lie  and the word lay is that  lie  is intransitive and  lay  is transitive--a grammatical concept not instantly familiar to most of us. Here's how to pick the correct word every time. Step 1. Pick You just do it.

Theories for the digital age: Postmodern perspectives

Learning with e's

Postmodernist views of society can be appropriated as lenses to analyse the personalised use of digital technology. Consumers of Web based content tend to search randomly and nomadically, due to the multi-layered, multi-directional nature of hyperlinked media and this aligns neatly with some post modern theory. 1964) The Painter of Modern Life , New York, NY: Da Capo Press. Cormier, D. Deleuze, G.

Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David Kelly

Learning Solutions Magazine

“Curation” has become something of a buzzword, but different people seem to mean different things when they use the word. At the same time, curation is fast becoming a key skill for anyone who develops content. Explore the concept and the tools with an expert curator in this article! Blended Learning Design & Development Tools Emerging Topics Getting Started Management Professional Development

3 Key Elements of eLearning Storytelling

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Everyone loves a good story. We are surrounded by stories in social media, movies, advertising and the news. People love to share anecdotes and jokes as a way to connect with each other. The best presenters use stories to capture the audience’s attention at the start. What about eLearning designers? Do we need to be [.]. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development adult learning principles eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course storyline

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Update from Masie Learning Conference and HR Tech Europe

Learning on the Leading Edge

I just finished a marathon travel-week which included a few days at Elliot Masie's Learning 2012 conference and several days at the HR Tech Europe show in Amsterdam. and some comments on "the power of personas." " (Slightly long blog post, but filled with information I hope.). Masie Learning 2012 Conference : Energizing and Informative as Ever. Here's an example.

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Porn, weed and fireworks

E-Learning Provocateur

Last weekend I was privileged to contribute to the Human Brochure – a world first initiative by Australian Capital Tourism to promote the nation’s capital city, Canberra. When I told my friends that I was going down to Canberra for the weekend, they invariably asked: “Why.?” ” You see, Canberra has a reputation among Australians as being boring.

Update from Masie Learning Conference and HR Tech Europe

Learning on the Leading Edge

I just finished a marathon travel-week which included a few days at Elliot Masie's Learning 2012 conference and several days at the HR Tech Europe show in Amsterdam. Slightly long blog post, but filled with information I hope.). Masie Learning 2012 Conference : Energizing and Informative as Ever. think the whiteboard below pretty much sums it up. Here's an example. Speaking of which.

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Innovation in Education: Companies outside of USA?

George Siemens

Innovation in education is getting attention globally. Entrepreneurship may well be the force that finally brings structural change to higher education after 800 years. The epicentre of edtech innovation is the USA. At least, that’s the impression I get from the blogs and news sites that I follow. In particular, Audrey Watters is an excellent source for what’s happening in startups. EdSurge is helpful in detailing startups and funding. But what’s happening globally? The problems in Ecuador are not that different from the problems in South Africa. Or Canada.

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.

Public Launch of Free Edition of Authoring Tool easygenerator at DevLearn 2012 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Easygenerator.com will announce the public launch of the free edition of its easygenerator authoring tool at The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference and Expo on October 31, 2012. The free version includes full authoring capabilities and is not time-limited. Design & Development Tools Design Strategies Development Strategies Training Strategies

I’m off to #DevLearn – would you like to come with me?

Tayloring it

Question mark made out of coloured poins on a cork board. Weeeeeell not exactly come *with* me, more of a ‘ would you like me to ask any questions on your behalf whilst I’m there ‘ (let’s be honest, you probably wouldn’t enjoy it and I’m sure you’ve got better things to be doing next week). Taking Video to the Next Level. Image source.

Finding the Right Words: 3 Tips for eLearning Scriptwriting

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One of the many skills that eLearning designers need is the ability to write clear and engaging audio scripts. Good narration should complement what the learner sees on the screen. At its best, the narration draws the attention of the learner to the key learning points, while at the same time making the learning experience [.]. eLearning Design eLearning Development adult learning principles eLearning course design instructional design

Mobile pitfall #4: Are you really compatible?

From the Coleface

Many development tools claim that they produce learning content which will publish automatically to different models of mobile phone. So for the L&D manager commissioning mobile learning it’s just a game of finding out from IT which phones are on the standard list, cross-checking and then away you go…if only it was that simple…. Hence it’s wise for L&D to pilot and test mobile roll-outs.

Customer Training Completion Rates

Curious to learn how different factors in your training courses may affect completion rates? We crunched the numbers to help you set goals for course completion and build your content strategy. Download the study to learn what kind of content keeps learners engaged, how long courses should be, and more.

Ski Cam Man Upgrade

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SkiCam Man needs an upgrade before Winter! view race photos ). Three years ago I noticed a young company ( GoPro ) was selling cameras which could be worn during extreme sports, it my case Nordic ski marathons. During the Winter of 2010 as I competed, fellow cross-country ski competitors would take me aside after a race and ask me about the "device" on my head. Rechargeable battery via USB.

Update from Masie Learning Conference and HR Tech Europe

Learning on the Leading Edge

I just finished a marathon travel-week which included a few days at Elliot Masie's Learning 2012 conference and several days at the HR Tech Europe show in Amsterdam. and some comments on "the power of personas." " (Slightly long blog post, but filled with information I hope.). Masie Learning 2012 Conference : Energizing and Informative as Ever. Here's an example.

Xyleme Adds Analytics to Cloud-based Delivery Solution Bravais 1.2 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Xyleme brings analytics into its cloud-based delivery solution Bravais. User tracking, reporting, and analytics are among the highly anticipated updates released in Bravais 1.2. Design & Development Tools Learning Systems Measurement Mobile Learning Training Strategies

Docnito Launches New State-of-the-Art Learning Management System by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Docnito Learning Management System Inc. announces the release of its new, state-of-the-art learning management system. From simple testing to a full-blown campus-style environment, Docnito provides a customizable solution. Design & Development Tools Learning Systems Management Training Strategies

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.