Thu.Mar 22, 2012

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What's Better: eLearning or Classroom?

The Peformance Improvement

We need to examine the proliferation of Web-based education before it gets out of hand (It may be too late.). Online college courses are being promoted as the panacea for producing more college graduates and strengthening the workforce. Many companies are also convinced that “elearning” is the answer to their employee training and development needs. Nobody wants to be left behind. study by the U.S.

eLearning Content Proofreading: Don’t Trust Anything

Upside Learning

The other day, a colleague came up to me and asked me the how the word “sam-ma-ree” is spelt, which didn’t leave me surprised, floored, dumbfounded, or any of those adjectives. What was entertaining though, in an otherwise mundane day, was the bemused look on his face. The spellchecker thought the word Summery was perfectly fine. Well, it was, and it is. Do you?

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PowerPoint and Prezi

Dont Waste Your Time

If you’re a PowerPoint user, whatever level, and have thought about using Prezi but have been unsure of making the switch, then those lovely folks at Prezi have made it easier for you to get started – why not import your existing PowerPoint slides into Prezi and spice them up? Go on, give it a try. will if you will? Thanks to James Clay and Bex Ferriday for sharing the video.

Learning Solutions #LScon: presentation on #MOOC

Ignatia Webs

An updated version of my MOOC presentation, now with some added resources e.g. on how to keep on top of content overload of MOOC's, social media use (why use which tool). It was a great presentation, thank you to all participants! MOOC benefits for international learners - an overview View more PowerPoint from Inge Ignatia de Waard. mooc mobimooc presentation conferences

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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Discussion with Lucid Meetings

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a chance to learn about Lucid Meetings and to hear what they are doing in terms of creating interesting meeting spaces. Plus there is a nice surprise for anyone who reads to the end of the article:). 1) So tell me about Lucid Meetings, what does it do? We offer a solution for working teams to help improve the quality and effectiveness of their meetings. So give it a try!

Learning Solutions #LScon: indirect learning on Education

Ignatia Webs

Today was a wonderful, incredibly inspiring day. I (re)met wonderful people, got inspiring ideas, was moved by respectful, warm words. it can be so great to mingle. And every time I learn, I will gladly share some posts inspired by those informal get together's. David Metcalf from METIL redirected me to James Tooley , on his project/book 'the beautiful tree' which talks about how the poor educate themselves. His project is fabulous, he gets a micro-finance business going that offers communities in any poor area around the world to organize, set-up and deploy education.

#LSCON Day 1: people, new scorm, leadership, Lingos and more people

Challenge to Learn

How do you capture a 19 hour day in a post? That is the challenge of today’s blog. I had installed myself yesterday evening in the pool area of the hotel. Laptop, wireless (sponsored by easygenerator!) and a glass of whiskey. I was just starting to write this post, when two guys (Drew and Marc) joined me. We ended up talking until quit late. spoke today to dozens of them. Really inspiring.

LINGOs Announces Third eLearning Global Giveback Winners by Michael Culligan

Learning Solutions Magazine

Eric Berg, Executive Director of LINGOs announced the winner and finalists of the third eLearning Global Giveback Competition on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at The eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida. Asynchronous Future Trends Getting Started Instructional Design Professional Development

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.

3 Reasons Why WordPress is Better than Moodle


Taking a page out of the WordPress model, Moodle’s free and open-source offering is an attractive option for organizations big and small… but is it the best? The learning management system industry is relatively new and like most new industries, there are major players and then there are the bottom feeders. But hey, it could be better. wordpress lms

Learning Solutions #LScon: Erik Wahl on the Art of Vision

Ignatia Webs

Live blogging from the learning solutions conference (@LScon). This keynote comes from Erik Wahl (from the Wahl Group ), who will focus on the Art of Vision. Sounds promising! This is what the short description said: As the landscape for business continues to change, a clear vision is the key to successfully navigating tomorrow’s uncharted waters. He speaks very motivational and engaging.

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Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Gravity Works, Week 4

Visual Lounge

In the final week of the Camtasia test drive, Lauren Colton, Information Architect and Editor at Gravity Works Design & Development, reflected back on their month of screencasting. Gravity Works. gravityworksdd. What are some of the lessons learned during this test drive? Our team enjoyed the chance to use and give feedback on Camtasia for Mac software.

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The Art of Vision with @ErikWahl

The Learning Generalist

This morning at LSConf, the our speaker is Erik Wahl of Art of Vision fame. The conference site describes him thus, "By breaking apart traditional thinking, Erik challenges and inspires his audiences to redefine commonly held assumptions and misconceptions about “creativity," "goals," "success,” and "vision.” Very exciting, let's see what he has to say. Apparently it reduces blood pressure.

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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.

LSCON: day 2 Erik Wahl (wow!), curation and again a lot of people

Challenge to Learn

Today began overwhelming. We entered the Grand ballroom and they announced the keynote of the day: Erik Wahl with a presentation on ‘The art of Vision’ Music started (a beautiful day by U2) a guy jumps on stage and starts painting. After the music stops he has painted a portrait of Bono. This video will give you an idea his of performance. He also proved to be a great and inspiring presenter. His message is simple. We need creativity and passion to change and innovate. It was a great start of the day, a pleasure to witness and a real energy booster. The topic was Curaytion.

RSC Moodle Roundtable

Moodle Journal

I went along to an RSC Moodle Forum round table in London yesterday that posed the question ‘What makes for a good Moodle activity’. Without looking at my members list there were about 20 of us there, so it turned into a very sociable and informative event, most enjoyable. Thetemplate is based on the original work of Mikko Rusama. The format used here is Moodle XML.

Erik Wahl #LSCon Mindmap

Clark Quinn

It’s hard to capture Erik Wahl’s dynamic presentation at the Learning Solutions conference (e.g. he painted three separate artworks during the presentation as music videos played). Still…: design meta-learning


Spicy Learning

Saffron creates the Bribery Act Challenge – a serious game designed for smartphones and tablets. saffron-timeline Uncategorized

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.

All the amazing stuff that @JKUnrein shared in her talk today

The Learning Generalist

This woman is a star and while not everything was new for me, she's an inspiration to see how much ground you can cover in 60 minutes. Here's just a compilation of the tweets I put out just during here session. And just so we don't lose this in a year's time, here's a list of the tweets from the talk: Do you want to see some amazing showcases of #html5 - check this out [link] @jkunrein attests this resource #LSCon One more type server for you to use with you #html5 content (not free) via @jkunrein at #lscon Adobe captivate #html5 encoder. html5 lscon