May, 2010

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eLearning: In Fonts We Trust

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George There is no denying that the most important thing about eLearning is solid content. But could you be inadvertently making your content harder to read and understand by using the wrong fonts? Is good font selection really important? Read on to discover the many surprising ways fonts can affect your content. Some Fonts Read Better On-Screen eCommerce Consultant Dr. Ralph F. Formality?

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30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With

Upside Learning

ID is an interesting domain to be involved in. On the one hand, you are continuously learning about different work environments as you are called upon to resolve different performance issues. On the other hand, your understanding of the domain, and your role in it, changes over time. As an instructional designer, you start by learning a whole lot of theories and models. aLearning Blog by Ellen.

Knowledge Summit--Talking about Social Media But, Will it Blend?

Kapp Notes

Today and tomorrow I will be at the 7th annual Kaplan-EduNeering Knowledge Summit. have been to many EduNeering Knowledge Summits and always have a great time. I'll be doing a book signing, facilitating a video interview about the strategic relationship between ProtonMedia and Kaplan-EduNeering with Lisa Clune and Ron Burns and generally mixing with a great group of folks. Web 2.0

QR Codes: In the Classroom #QRCode

Dont Waste Your Time

But first … I have found that there is something about the QR Code generation we ought to know about; this is. Using a QR Code Generator (like qrcode.kaywa.com ) means you can have the code store either a short URL or your contact details as text. Be warned: the more data you ask it to store the larger the final QR Code will be. Example: The BIT.LY address for my blog is [link]. Classroom.

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.

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Command-and-Control Leadership vs. People-Centered Leadership

The Peformance Improvement

Command-and-control leadership remains pervasive throughout business, government, and nonprofit organizations. Bnet.com defines command-and-control as: …a style of leadership that uses standards, procedures, and output statistics to regulate the organization. command and control approach to leadership is authoritative in nature and uses a top-down approach, which fits well in bureaucratic organizations in which privilege and power are vested in senior management. It is founded on, and emphasizes a distinction between, executives on the one hand and workers on the other. Sloan, Jr. But not so.

Future of Learning Technology – 2015

Upside Learning

The Learning Circuits Big Question this month asks – “ What will the workplace learning technology look like in 2015 ”. The question is inspired from a post by Derek Morrsion – Technology to Enhance Learning in 2015 , quite an interesting post, a must read. I can only wonder at the pace of change of technology that the world has seen in last decade. Isn’t that what the Internet really is all about?

Presentation Resources for DPW Webinar

Kapp Notes

Here are some presentation resources that might be helpful when creating an exciting PowerPoint presentation. PCAR Presentation Resources Resource for Presentations Learning Circuits Big Questions: Avoiding Death by PowerPoint Here is an example of a presentation using some techniques to avoid bullets, lists and other PPT distractions. Learning Technology View more presentations from kkapp.

Are You a Manager by Chance or by Choice?

Designed for Learning

Are you a manager by chance or by choice? The reason I ask this is because most managers become managers only by a matter of their vertical growth (by chance) in the organization and not necessarily because they can manage people well or that’s what they’d like to do (by choice). believe that most people are not prepared for the transition from managing self to managing others. They are made.

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.

Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash

Tony Karrer

Earlier this year I questioned why there was Still No Flash on the iPhone and iPad. It’s become quite clear that Apple (Steve Jobs) is going to block putting Flash on these platforms. Today the big news is Scribd Switches to HTML5; Adobe To Make Tools for HTML5. Now any document can become a Web page," Scribd co-founder and CTO Jared Friedman told TechCrunch. What does this mean in practice?

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Automation is out; Innovation is in! How will L&D address this?

ID Reflections

Preamble Dan Pink, Harold Jarche, Dave Snowden, Jay Cross, Jane Hart, Shawn Callahan, Howard Gardner, et al. have been talking about it, writing about it, warning folks to take heed. Giving organizations the wake up call! Cynefin is a very useful framework that helps us to understand the "the evolutionary nature of complex systems, including their inherent uncertainty". in 8 hours. Maybe.

Elearning example: Branching scenario

Making Change

You’re a US Army sergeant in Afghanistan. Can you help a young lieutenant overcome cultural differences and make a good impression on a Pashtun leader? That’s the challenge behind “ Connect with Haji Kamal ,&# a decision-making scenario that my cool client Kinection and I developed for the US Army. The goals. Complex branching. The debating squad leaders. Minimal media.

Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Last week, while justifying Apple’s refusal to allow Flash player on iPhone/iPad, Steve Jobs wrote– “ New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too) ”. A few days before the launch of iPad Apple had released a list of ‘iPad ready’ websites having support for HTML5. Yes, HTML5 is a major revision over its predecessor HTML4.

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.

Survey Request: Take some time and help the industry

Kapp Notes

A colleague of mine, Dan Bliton asked me to help promote this survey, I think it is a worthwhile endeavor and would invite you to take a few moments and participate. Here are the details. Please complete the survey on Effective Approaches for e-Learning and share it with others. link] surveymonkey.com/s/effective- elearning. We need at least 100 survey responses from e-Learning developers for an I/ITSEC conference paper. The first page of the survey asks about your experiences on e-Learning projects. Click the link to open a new window and review the examples.

ID - Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world?

Performance Learning Productivity

Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. have a real problem with this approach and the thinking behind it. And ‘action’ is the key word. Challenging?

Adobe FrameMaker: Defining Bookmarks

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Barbara Binder Bookmarks are navigational links listed in the Bookmarks pane in Adobe Acrobat (and Adobe Reader) that display page content in the Document pane. I use them as an always-visible, clickable table of contents. To that effect, I normally create bookmarks that match my table of contents. Here's how: Open a completed FrameMaker document or book. Click Set to generate the PDF.

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Compliance of an industry

Learning and Working on the Web

compliance – acting according to established and accepted standards. Mandated training is a standard response by industry regulators when dealing with human performance issues. This is “compliance training&#. They see it as the only way. years in jail. That mindset also permeates the training industry. This is the wrong approach and the most costly. Inadequate resources. Not likely.

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.

Join the #moodlewish Twitter Stream!

ZaidLearn

Click image to view the visualized #moodlewish story clearly PLEASE WISH UP! Do you feel that Moodle needs improvement in some areas? Or perhaps don't like some of its features? Then why not make your voice heard in 14o characters, using the #moodlewish hashtag. But let's face it, 99% of the suggestions and frustrations will never bother going there, but if you are interested, why not. Annoying!),

Does An LMS Actually Manage Learning?

Upside Learning

During the time I posted my last post – The LMS – Will it survive? and continuing after that, there have been some interesting discussions around LMS by Clark Quinn, Jane Hart, Harold Jarche, Dave Wilkins and others debating the need of an LMS, raising questions from why we need it, whether we need it, how it should be viewed, will it survive, etc. There have been other suggestions as well.

PowerPoint Tips from Seth Godin

Learning and Technology

There are nine, but this is my favorite. Lee Pay by the word. Here's the deal: You should have to put $5 into the coffee fund for every single word on the wordiest slide in your deck. 400 words costs $2000. If that were true, would you use fewer words? A lot fewer? I've said this before, but I need to try again: words belong in memos. Powerpoint is for ideas. Two if you have to. Three never.

Technology in the Classroom – Hindrance or Help?

eLearning Acupuncture

I know the title of this post may seem inappropriate considering the times we live in. Our world would come to a standstill without technology, so why are we even asking the question if it would be more of hindrance than help in a classroom? The fact is that technology is good when used in the right way, but when you don’t know how to use it or if you use it for the wrong purposes, then it is more a destructive weapon than a constructive tool. When it comes to the school classroom, there’s a reason why technology should be restricted.

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.

PowerPoint 2007: Insert YouTube Videos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George I am often asked how to get YouTube videos into a PowerPoint presentation, and, unless you're using the latest version (PowerPoint 2010), it's an understandable question. it's not a simple process. Over the next few weeks I will show you how to insert YouTube videos into PowerPoint 2007 (both with and without an internet connection) and PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac.

Online Tools: Improve Your Productivity

The eLearning Coach

Want to be so productive you can leave work early? Then try out some of these online apps. Post from: The eLearning Coach Online Tools: Improve Your Productivity.

What makes a good blogpost?

Learning with e's

I have now been blogging for almost four years, and during that time I think I have learnt a thing or two about what makes a good blog post (and also what doesn't). Here are seven things I believe are important to include if you want to write a blog post that attract a readership: The first important feature of a successful blogpost is a good, snappy title. Wonderland '.

UL Fun-e-toons: Rapid Learning

Upside Learning

Related posts: Should you be using rapid authoring tools? Top 25 Rapid eLearning Blog Posts Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

Who are Instructional Designers? The existential dilemma.

ID Reflections

Apologies for a long post but it is one of those where I was internally debating and had to resolve this conflict with myself… 1. Post objectives: a. To gain personal clarity on the role of an ID in a business setting b. To pinpoint a few critical skill sets required of an ID 2. Post type: reflective, discursive, open ended 3. Acronyms used: a. ID = Instructional Design b. BA = Business Analyst c.

Broadband Haves and Have Nots

Learning and Technology

According to the FCC, about 93 million Americans don’t use fast, broadband Internet, citing cost and complexity as a factor in their refusal to enter the 20th century. The study, below, found that 80 million adults and 13 million children either still use dial-up or don’t use the Internet at all at home, suggesting that either the survey methodology might be flawed or we’re in serious trouble. Read the rest of this entry » via feedproxy.google.com It would be interesting to overlay West Virginia's demographics to this chart. also don't think this reflects demand. That is a separate issue.

eLearning/mLearning: Easy Font Resources

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. Last week I covered how a selective use of fonts can enhance the effectiveness of your eLearning and mLearning content. This week I have a few easy resources for working with fonts. Adding Distinct Personality with Handwriting. Adding a touch of handwriting to learning presentations can help to convey playfulness, whimsy, or even formality, depending on the script font chosen. Arial.