August, 2011

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iPad Applications In Bloom’s Taxonomy

Upside Learning

This has bubbled up in my feeds not once, but several times now. It’s an interesting graphic that actually places example iPad applications into Bloom’s levels of performance in the cognitive domain. Focussed around students, and not really workplace learning, but interesting nonetheless. Check it out.

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Questioning Gagné and Bloom’s Relevance

Experiencing eLearning

Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Lauren Hirsh. Lauren needed to do an informational interview for her masters program, and I needed some new profile pictures. The pictures turned out terrific; I’m sure I got the better end of the bargain.). During the interview, Lauren asked some very thoughtful questions about the relationship between theory and practice. Gagné’s Nine Events.

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Top Resources for Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

So where do you send new practitioners for ideas and inspiration? Here’s a list I recently compiled for some new members on my team. Allen Partridge Adobe Captivate Blog For those of you who work with Captivate, you can’t miss Allen Partridge’s blog -- practical know-how with a spark. link] Articulate’s Online Community Lots of sharing of templates and ideas in the user community. link] Want more?

PowerPoint 2010: Animating a Venn Diagram

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. typical Venn diagram has two or more related topics. To depict the similarities and differences of these topics, you might create a diagram like the example below.    If you find yourself in need of a Venn diagram, there are a few basic Venn diagrams available via PowerPoint's SmartArt. If you don't like those available via SmartArt, you can easily create your own.

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.

eLearning Learning Launches New Features

Tony Karrer

Over on eLearning Learning , we've just launched a new version with some great new features. In case you don't know about eLearning Learning, it brings together content from leading experts and companies like the Adobe Captivate Blog , Clark Quinn , Clive Shepherd , Jay Cross , Karl Kapp , and really too many to list. You can find a long list of the Featured sources on the right side.

Match Content to be Learning with Right Game Type

Kapp Notes

Matching the right type of game-thinking and mechanics to the right type of content to be learned, is the right way to design an instructional game. Declarative knowledge is taught with simple games like Jeopardy-type games, matching games, hangman-type games, sequencing game and multiple choice games which reinforce declarative knowledge (information that needs to be memorized).

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The Promise Of 3D Learning

Upside Learning

Every now and again I wonder about the multi-user 3D environments, or virtual worlds that were all the rage just a couple of years ago, the finest example being Second Life. Second Life itself was a promising collaborative 3D learning platform. While there are many experiments, very few are able to justify any sort of return on the expense. That day is far off yet. Learning in 3D.

4Cs: Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking and Creativity

Dont Waste Your Time

I found this video on Twitter tonight thanks to David Walker ( @drdjwalker ) who re-tweeted the video from The Partnership of 21st Century Skills. The video is called “Above and Beyond: the story of the 4Cs&#. Enjoy. The video is described as; “In an increasingly complex, demanding and competitive 21st century, students need to learn more than the 3R’s they are tested on in school. It’s

Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.

Social Learning

Two weeks ago Jane Hart wrote an article titled, Social Learning: to be or not to be? , in which Jane expresses her dislike of the term Social Learning (big S, big L).  That being said, I believe Jane’s first misstep occurs when she uses the term Social Learning (big S, big L).  Social media can be an accelerant for social learning, both in formal and informal settings. 

PowerPoint 2010: Changing the Default Theme

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. have an update to last week's article on creating new color palettes. I had been asked if there was a way to change the default color palette and I had reported back that there was not. Well, I nerded out a bit and realized that there actually is a way to do this. For example: when you draw a shape you want it to be a different color other than medium blue with a dark blue line.

Creating eLearning interactions gets more Flexible

Raptivity

This summer has been very eventful for us. Raptivity has been completely made over and is friendlier to the user like never before. Raptivity is no more limited to its application and use. It brings unparalleled flexibility to the user [.].

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.

Fourth Summer 2011 Learning in 3D class

Kapp Notes

For this class, we were privileged to have Andrew Hughes, the president of Designing Digitally visit with us. And he gave us a tour of their browser-based 3D campus tour software. You can check out this video to an idea of what the student’s experienced on their tour. The graphics were excellent and the 3D environment felt like an actual campus. What other applications can you think about?

Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

Today, I’m going to adopt a contrarian view. We all know social networks promote learning; while the mechanisms aren’t documented or well-understood, that it works isn’t in doubt anymore. But we must ask, are the ‘social media/networking systems’ out there promoting this learning? Or does it happen in spite of these systems? Has your organization implemented a social networking platform?

Stop Trying to Make Training Memorable

Trina Rimmer

I don't know about the rest of you, but my memory is shot. Something about the transition from my mid to my late 30's (likely parenthood) has forced me to abandon any pretense of being one of those highly organized people who never writes stuff down. But my reliance on tools isn't respected, appreciated, or even tolerated by some. The Visual Design Myth. Of course not. Design Featured

How to Motivate Learners without Rewards: Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Motivation

Social Learning

After college, I jumped on an airplane and flew to Switzerland to look for work in the international organizations and “keep the party going” with several other friends that had also moved overseas. Many of us were idealistic with big ideas of “changing the world.”. Starting out, most of us stumbled into temporary administrative positions. The urge to direct our own lives. Mastery. Purpose.

Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: Add Some Status to Your TOC

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. When you add a Table of Contents to a Captivate project ( Project > Table of Contents > Show TOC ), the default settings include Show Duration. With this option selected, the duration of each slide in the lesson will be shown to your learners. The Duration column is perfectly useful if your lesson is a simple demonstration. Choose Project > Table of Contents.

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.

Practical guides rolling off the press

Clive on Learning

Over on the Onlignment blog , I've been posting up a series of practical guides for digital learning content designers. These guides are not really meant for those who design content full-time, but for the increasing numbers of learning professionals who are occasional designers. Anyway, so far I have completed the following guides: Creating learning podcasts. Creating learning slide shows. Creating learning screencasts. Creating learning scenarios. Creating learning videos. Creating learning tutorials. In the pipeline are guides to creating quizzes and reference documentation.

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One Player Video Game that is Multiplayer: Intriguing Concept

Kapp Notes

Jason Rohrer, well known game designer, created a fascinating video game concept called Chain World. Rohrer unveiled Chain World at the 2011 Game Design Challenge, held on March 4 at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The design challenge is essentially a contest: Three game designers compete to make a videogame that does some crazily ambitious thing that a videogame is not supposed to be able to do…[this]year’s theme [was] Bigger Than Jesus: games as religion. Rohrer created a game where a person only plays it once. He or she goes into the world, creates an artifact.

Gaming In Ten Years

Upside Learning

Stumbled on this cool article from IGN earlier today that lists ten trends in gaming ten years from now. It attempts to describe briefly what games we’ll be playing in ten years time. Sony Entertainment (a big publisher of games) invited several leading game-makers to discuss what video game development will look like in a decade. The list in the article was based on their discussion.

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E-Learning: An Impossible Dream?

eLearning 24-7

E-Learning (web based) has been in existence for more than 12 years, yet its impact in terms of the masses is still relatively low in comparison with other training approaches. Within the e-learning space, there has been fast adoption with social learning and with mobile learning.  Yet, when you explore the training space as a whole, e-learning is still being seen as the ugly stepchild to instructional led training. This begs the question, why? Brainwashed. Think about it, when we attended school: HS, college, graduate school – what method did they use to teach you? ILT. . Facts. Example.

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!

Decision Tree: Should You Let Your Employees Work From Home?

Mindflash

Today, many companies offer their employees the option to work from home, even if they live relatively close to the office. But common sense tells us that for some employees, this may not be the best option. As you can imagine, some unsupervised employees would sooner fill their day playing World of Warcraft than actually working. Click image to enlarge).

From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation

ID Reflections

This is a long overdue post, the draft of which had been languishing in my dropbox for some time--half forgotten. But finally I felt this needs to see the light of day. have reached something of a cross-roads in my career, and I wanted to document the process of this arrival. It has been a long and exciting journey so far, dotted with exciting projects, some wonderful clients, and a tremendous amount of learning. But now I am traversing down a new path--albeit one I have wanted to travel for a long time. And my own foray into the world of social media with Twitter. Powered by enterprise2.0

Mobile Learning and Interactivity

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Does mobile learning need interactivity? Even more so, says Janhavi Padture, one of the invited speakers at Washington Interactive Technologies Conference, hosted by SALT (Society of Applied Learning Technologies). talked to her to get her take on the subject. Mobile content is short-duration, small-screen. Why bother making it interactive? JP: There is inherently a greater chance of distraction since the learner is on the move. So the need for delivering engaging content is even greater. Give us examples of interactivity on mobile devices. JP: Real time polling, games, interactive diagrams.

Does L&D belong in HR?

E-Learning Provocateur

That was the topic of last week’s Learning Cafe in Sydney. In short, my esteemed peers and I agreed on “yes&# , but that’s not the end of the story. Allow me to explain… According to one school of thought, L&D belongs in HR because that’s how you achieve scale. So it makes sense to centralise their management. Of course, both POVs are right.

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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.

JIT Performance Support Mobile App Development

Upside Learning

I mentioned before in one of my posts about the growing use of smart phones application as a form of Just-in-Time performance support; as mentioned before ; I feel eventually technology will enable individuals and not just companies/departments to deliver applications. When developing applications for just-in-time performance support, here are some items I keep on my checklist.

Presentations in the cloud

Clive on Learning

A week or so back I was given a sneak preview of a new tool for distributing recorded presentations online called dpcloud. The system allows you to deliver the presentation in three formats: A video of the presentation alone. video with media alongside (typically slides, but could also be Flash movies, Twitter feeds, web pages, etc.). The media with accompanying audio. Got to have a go.

Social Screening: How Companies Are Using Social Media To Hire & Fire Employees

Mindflash

Ever wonder how companies are using your social media profile to screen their employees? We’ve found the answers. Read on to learn just how companies are finding out everything they need to know about you through social media, and how you can ensure that you never get hired. click image to enlarge). Uncategorized employee profile Hiring screening social media

Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: Change the Mouse Pointer Project-Wide

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. seasoned Captivate developer contacted me with a small dilemma. It seems that he was new to Captivate 5.5 (but had been using Captivate for nearly 4 years). He needed to change the appearance of his mouse pointer throughout the project. In Captivate 5 and 5.5, He found the ability to change the appearance of the mouse pointer easily enough on the Properties panel.

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.

Social & Workplace Learning through the 70:20:10 Lens

Performance Learning Productivity

There have been millions of words written and spoken about ‘informal’ and social learning over the past few years. In fact, if a Martian had just arrived on Earth and strayed into a meeting of Learning and Development professionals or into a learning conference, or even picked up a professional journal, he would logically assume that these were the only ways humans learned. Actually, the

Capturing Video from Your Tablet

Visual Lounge

Hi everyone, my name is Kelly and I'll be your guest blogger for today! Recently, I read a feature request in our online discussion community asking TechSmith to develop a Camtasia-like product for capturing tablet video. Well, I'm happy to say that after some trial and error, I met with success! then repeated the process, and recorded a video of the steps involved. Camtasia Studio or Jing.

How do Students Use Technology?

ZaidLearn

Via: OnlineEducation.net According to one survey only 8% of students use social sites to contact their teachers. Most seem to use e-mail (91%) to seek extra help from teachers. Well, if that is the case (here, too!), then e-mail is certainly still an important e-learning tool. Interestingly, 38% said they (students) couldn’t even go 10 minutes without switching on some sort of electronic device.

What low growth and high debt mean for l&d

Clive on Learning

Although here in the UK inner-city rioting is grabbing all the headlines, behind the scenes we are experiencing (another) economic sea change, one that will influence just about everyone in the western world. The markets have woken up to the fact if you're going to tackle crippling levels of national and personal debt then that necessarily means spending less and that economic growth will suffer as a result. So, again management will be casting their eye over any activities that are not absolutely necessary. This situation is not temporary.

5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget

In the US alone, companies spend over $70 billion on corporate training and about $1000 on individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what's the result? Companies end up wasting millions of dollars each year on ineffective training practices.

The 5 Minute Guide To Getting a Job in Social Media

Mindflash

As more and more companies begin to offer employment opportunities in the social media world, many of us are trying to figure out how to get a foot in the door. If you want to get into this field but your efforts have proved fruitless, look no further. This unofficial guide will set you on the straight path to employment. click image to enlarge).

PowerPoint 2010: Using the Selection Pane

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Have you ever been working on a slide with text, images, animations and some shapes. and then "lost" something? Perhaps you overlapped two objects and couldn't see one of them? Or maybe it was a teensy tiny little part to a whole that you hadn't grouped to the whole? Would you be super excited to learn that there is a simple solution to all of this?

#mobile toolkit with 15 #mLearning methods to choose from

Ignatia Webs

Sometimes a project appears that is so inspiring you cannot but see the Light. The world is in turmoil, but all around the world small initiatives really make a difference. This time the Italian center in Turin, ITC-ILO comes up with a ready to use mobile toolkit for developing or rural regions. They have created a mobile toolkit written by the formidable Jennifer Parker which allows anyone to step up to the plate and launch their own mobile learning initiative. The 98 page toolkit manual was also the master thesis of Jennifer. Toolkit Lo. mobile mobile learning ICT4D

12 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 26

Upside Learning

Digital devices are reshaping our lives and how. These These devices, with their immense potential to enhance learning, are on the cusp of something profound; be it in the classrooms or the boardrooms. More on this below. Also, learn about some interesting tidbits on blended learning and content authoring. Need to quench your thirst for the latest in learning, technology and media links further?

How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

A staggering 80% of sales professionals report they don’t remember or implement their lessons from annual sales kickoff meetings.Our new publication, available below, explores how companies can avoid costly mistakes in sales training.

‘Mobile learning, just for the sake of it, is definitely not a good idea!’ – Some insights on Mobile Learning

G-Cube

In these times of ‘just-in-time’ learning, mobile learning is fast gaining popularity as a medium for learning across all learner groups. To dwell deeper into this growing area of interest for all learning enthusiasts, we bring an excerpt from an interview with Kapil Gupta – an e-learning professional with more than a decade’s experience in the field. Can you give examples and explain why?

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Everywhere you look there's an app

Clive on Learning

Thanks to Cammy Bean for alerting me to two more apps for learning technologists. I've loaded them on to my iPhone and taken a look. First up is Connie Malamed 's eLearning Coach app, which is essentially a glossary of instructional design terms. Here's the menu. And here's a typical entry. It's never too late to learn about Gagne's nine events. Simply pick from the menu. your SME. mobile learnin

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