January, 2012

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Year End Musings, Reflections, Predictions and Thoughts: Part One

Kapp Notes

I have been meaning to do a comprehensive posting about 2011 and what happened during the year and then follow up with thoughts on 2012 with some predictions thrown in and have decided to combine both and create a series of postings combining both. Here is the first one. Lack of Engagement. We tend to decontextualize learning. And, I’ll add psychomotor practice as well. Gamification .

The best Presentation on Social Learning and the New Role for Educators

mLearning Revolution

I’m fascinated by the impact Social Media has had on just about everything we do, including how we learn and how we share knowledge with our peers. It’s no exaggeration to say that we are now learning something new all the time, from just about anywhere there’s a connection, and through just about any mobile device. I can’t think of a better time in history to be alive than now.

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eLearning Learning Adds Personalized Subscriptions

Tony Karrer

Aggregage , the platform that powers eLearning Learning has added a powerful personalization engine. That means that eLearning Learning now allows users to sign-up and have their content personalized based on their interests. You can sign-up via the "Personalize Your Content" button on the right side of the interface shown to the right of the red arrow below. eLearning Technology.

Integrate Raptivity with Lectora Snap

Raptivity

You can add an attractive interaction of Raptivity to Lectora Snap! There is no gimmick in it but certainly simple guidelines to be followed. Read them and save the hue and cry. Download the Shell Creator from the following [.]. presentation rapid eLearning rapid eLearning software shell Slides suggestions Support SWF

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Scary Presentation Mistakes Video

Kapp Notes

Thanks to @arossett. For pointing to this wonderful and scary video. And here is another along the same track, equally as scary because this one also sums up many presentations and educational sessions I’ve attended. presentations

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6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

mLearning Revolution

I absolutely love software, apps, applications, extensions, plug-ins, add-ons, whatever you want to call it. I started in computers when DOS (Disk Operating System) was at its peak, I still remember knowing all the commands and I thought it was the coolest thing ever invented. I still go to Church of course. Probably why I still love keyboard shortcuts. Fun times. So why do I share this?

2012: A time for highly connected learning specialists

Clive on Learning

I'm finding it hard to regain my focus after the holidays. It only takes a couple of weeks for me to shift my attention almost entirely to matters other than learning technology, so I shouldn't have much trouble retiring when the time comes. So, this post acts as a way for me to re-focus on the issues that need addressing in 2012. In the Western world at least, we will continue to feel the effects of the worst squeeze in my lifetime. That means lots more job losses, constrained budgets and a lot of defensive decision-making. I don't think I'm being negative in saying this, just realistic.

Learning Management Practices that Sabotage Scalability

Absorb LMS

Organizations that move from managing training manually using spreadsheets or pen and paper to using a learning management system (LMS) invariably see improved efficiency and cost savings. Thrilled with the gains achieved, these organizations often stop short of any further optimization. ” The result is that the organization rarely taps into the true power of their learning management system.

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3 Top Game Based Learning Links: Weekly GBL Digest – 1

Upside Learning

With our increasing focus on Game Based Learning, each week sees us sharing interesting articles and resources about Game Based Learning on varied social networking platforms. While many of you follow us on Twitter and Facebook , we do realize that keeping a track of all the tweets/ posts, given the high proliferation and dynamic nature of information, is difficult, to say the least.

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How to Improve Learning Outcomes With Performance Support

Social Learning

Given that the goal of instructional designers and training developers is to improve employee performance, it’s surprising that many continue to create blended learning programs with little or no reliance on performance support tools or systems. Fortunately, performance support systems have received more attention in recent years, thanks to a broader trend toward informal learning strategies.

A story about 3D collaboration

Kapp Notes

Here is a little vignette describing how 3D collaborative environments can impact large organizations. Just as technology has advanced in almost every field, so has the technology surrounding learning and collaboration. Three-dimensional virtual immersive environments are the next logical evolution and extension of existing technologies—a convergence of 2D virtual classrooms, social media, Web 2.0 and three-dimensional graphics. While they may have waned in the past few months, it would be a dangerous assumption to think they are gone. The possibilities are too rich. The Story. 3D worlds lrn3

These Stats Bode well for Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

. All signs continue to point to a near future where mobile devices will surpass desktop PCs for how we connect to the Internet, shop, and most other things, including learning. I believe we are getting very close to a ‘mobile-first’ approach to developing content and I can’t wait to see we can come up as a community when it comes to mobile learning design. million iPads.

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E-Learning events in the Asia-Pacific region 2012

E-Learning Provocateur

With 2012 gathering steam, it’s time to plan the next round of professional development events to attend. If you’ll be in my corner of the globe over the next 12 months, may I draw your attention to the following… Australian eLearning Congress. • Where: Sydney. • When: 7-9 February 2012. • Theme: eLearning business case studies. • More info: Ark Group.

Adobe Captivate: FMRs Rule?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I've been teaching and developing with Adobe Captivate for years. The program has always been able to record Full Motion Recordings (FMRs). Never heard of an FMR? You are not alone. Usually developers learn about them by accident. If you record your screen using Captivate's Automatic mode, every click of your mouse will result in a single screen capture.

Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2011

Upside Learning

One week into the New Year it’s the right time to look back on the year gone by. So we thought it would be interesting take a journey down our blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2011. We have pulled these up based on social signals (views, comments, twitter and more). So without much ado, here are Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2011 from our blog as determined by you, our readers.

Infographic: The Staggering Cost of a Bad Hire

Mindflash

Your company is growing rapidly, and you’re desperately looking to fill in the gaps as quickly as possbile. However, putting the wrong people in those positions could ultimately end up costing even more. Thanks to a survey published by Careerbuilder.com we learn just how much bad hires cost companie, and what you can do to avoid them. Click image to enlarge).

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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.

TechKnowledge 2012 Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are my slides from the TechKnowledge 2012 presentation “What Research Tells us about 3D Avatars, Storytelling and Serious games for Learning and Changing Behavior” plus videos and other links that go into more detail based on the topics I discussed. Kapp's ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 Presentation. View more presentations from Karl Kapp. Here is a video explaining how the video game America’s Army taught Paxton Galvanek enough medical skills to save a life. Here is a video talking about Zombies, Run! Here is some content and references. 2006). Reference: Baylor, A. 2005).

The End of the Road for me at Adobe. 2012 and Beyond.

mLearning Revolution

First and foremost, Happy New Year! I still remember my excitement six years ago when I received an email from Karl Matthews, then Director of Product Management at Adobe, asking me if I wanted to join his team as Product Evangelist for FrameMaker, RoboHelp and Captivate. Without even asking anything about the job or the salary, I said YES. Was I surprised by the news? Not really. Let me explain.

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Trust, Tacit Knowledge and Social Business

ID Reflections

As I read the post on Resolvingthe Trust Paradox by John Hagel, I was reminded of two things—the talk on the power of vulnerability by Brene Brown and what Morten Hansen says about tacit knowledge sharing in hisbook Collaboration:How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results. I hadwritten about the latter in my post Molotovcocktail = Weak ties x complicated knowledge. Hansen explains Molotov cocktail in the context of networkbuilding and explains how weak ties can be detrimental to the transfer of tacitknowledge. Strongties—as we know—are based on trust. Enter social business!

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eLearning in ‘the Cloud’

Web Courseworks

eLearning in ‘the Cloud’: Should you go with a brand name or look deeply at the facts? Several eLearning pundits predicted that 2012 will be “the year of the cloud” for those delivering education over the Internet. While I don’t disagree that cloud computing will continue to be an important, evolving service, its use loosely as [.]. eLearning cloud computing elearning Jon Aleckson redundancy SaaS scalability the cloud virtual servers web Web Courseworks

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

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Prototyping in eLearning

Upside Learning

Over the years, you have probably noticed that the typically linear eLearning development process has undergone some changes. One change that I’ve noticed are that customers are realizing that we aren’t just creating courseware or writing content and interactions, we are also developing software. In other words, it is about the end-user experience.

Build a powerful PLN

Learning with e's

If you are a professional, you should have a PLN. Your PLN (personal or professional learning network) is the community of people you interact with and learn from on a regular basis. They may be people you meet on a daily basis, but more often than not in the digital age, many PLNs are comprised of people we interact with on social networking sites. Some are personal friends of mine.

Writing & Grammar: The Importance of Knowing (at least some) Parts of Speech

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    ????If If you have spoken English since infancy, you probably have a lot of the structures of English built into your head. You don't need me to tell you, for example, how to fix this sentence: Towel the into the dryer went. You probably immediately saw that the sentence was backwards (Yoda-speak) and that the word  the  goes before towel , not after it. The normally structured sentence would read: The towel went into the dryer. Why do we have to study grammar rules, then, if we know things like this without even thinking?  A.  B.

10 Things I Love about Screenr.com

mLearning Revolution

When I worked at Adobe and we announced Acrobat.com, I was so excited with all the free Cloud services included, and it also meant that I could leverage the story in promoting my apps because of some of the integration between them that we had built. I thought not only would this be awesome for people to use, but I also envisioned the tremendous marketing benefits this would create for us.

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