July, 2012

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Top 7 Myths Of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

When it comes to mobile learning myths and misconceptions abound. The mlearning domain is still new to many, so this confusion is to be expected. These myths are holding back widespread adoption of mobile learning in the workplace. Here is a list of the more common ones I come across. Also contrast with a list of myths we posted on this blog a couple of years ago. 1. It’s not secure.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Torrey Trust is my guest blogger. Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. Information Aggregation. RSS readers (i.e.,

The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012

Connect Thinking

Question from a client: We’re an organisation of about 1000 people and we don’t have any e-learning. How far behind are we? This question led me to think about a much larger question – the state of e-learning in Australian organisations in 2012. My experience is not exhaustive and my opinion will have inherent biases. This is a shame. Learning Strategy Our Changing Practice

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ASTD Philadelphia Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

I had a wonderful time at the ASTD Philadelphia elearning SIG meeting last week. Wonderful people, fun time and great exchange of knowledge and information. We played the game “Fact or Fishy” where I gave some information and using the software Poll Everywhere , the audience members answered the questions, one half of the audience against the other. Special thanks to Karl G. Games

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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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Augmented Reality – Making Paper Interactive

Upside Learning

Clients who already use paper-based materials for distribution or in an instructor-led environment often ask us how we can enhance the learning experience for participants. One of the ways we recommend is to use elements of Augmented Reality. Ever browsed through an Ikea catalog? It’d be a shame to throw that out the window and replace with a digital version. more about this later).

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Torrey Trust is my guest blogger. Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. Information Aggregation. RSS readers (i.e.,

The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012

Connect Thinking

Question from a client: We’re an organisation of about 1000 people and we don’t have any e-learning. How far behind are we? This question led me to think about a much larger question – the state of e-learning in Australian organisations in 2012. My experience is not exhaustive and my opinion will have inherent biases. This is a shame. Learning Strategy Our Changing Practice

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Why I’m adopting Tin Can

Stoatly Different

I’ve never been a big fan of SCORM as a standard. Whilst I can easily buy into the need for such a standard to exist, it’s always bothered me that we’ve been forced into reverting to type whenever SCORM comes into the debate. The philosophy forces one into creating packages of sequenced content for learners to play through. Enter Tin Can. And using Tin Can, I can know this.

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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.

Fourth Summer 2012 Learning in 3D Class

Kapp Notes

In the fourth “Learning in 3D Class” we had the opportunity to visit within the virtual world of ProtoSphere. It was a great tour led by Domenick Naccarato of ProtonMedia , the creator of ProtoSphere. Here are some videos of what we were able to experience. Here are some images from our exploration. Gathering in ProtoSphere for our tour. 3D worlds virtual immersive environment

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. It even threatens to overtake the blogosphere’s current obsession with gamification. But what exactly is a social intranet…? Which one is correct? They all are. You see, a “social intranet” is simply an intranet with social media elements that allow the users to interact with the content and with each other.

10 Great Learning Game Design Links

Upside Learning

As our forays into game-based learning continue, so does the research. Thought it’d be a good time to share the 10 most interesting links I’ve looked at in the last month or so. 1. Learning From Game Design: 11 Gambits For Influencing User Behaviour. Dan Lockton about 11 ways to increase engagement using ‘gamey’ ways. Learning From Game Design: 11 Gambits For Influencing User Behaviour.

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What specifically is e-learning good for?

Clive on Learning

Last week I attempted to answer the question 'what is e-learning good for?' and came up with a very simple answer: E-learning, in its many and varied forms, is suitable for any learning activity which does not have to be conducted face-to-fac e. went on to explain what the circumstances would be in which a face-to-face solution would be needed, but I probably didn't go far enough to satisfy most learning professionals. The reason is that you can't generalise about e-learning because it comes in so many forms. As a tool to allow groups of learners to collaborate on projects and assignments.

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.

How to Create a Learning Culture in Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

Several excellent blog posts have recently come to my attention that, when combined, provide a how-to for creating a learning culture in organizations. One of these posts appears in Jane Hart’s blog, Learning in the Social Workplace. In this post , she writes that workplace learning is: Structured learning experiences (e.g., training) and informal learning experiences (e.g.,

How We Helped Faculty Move Their Courses Online

Allison Rossett

Suzanne Aurilio is my guest blogger. She and our SDSU colleagues have enjoyed some solid successes in bringing faculty to rely on and appreciate technology. Here is her story. I’ve been working with university faculty on teaching, learning and technology for almost ten years. The program had impact. It catalyzed strategic alliances with key units and leaders. ITS is a place. This Wedding?

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3 Reasons Teachers use Technology in the Classroom #edtech #infographic

Dont Waste Your Time

This infographic on ‘Components of a 21 st Century Classroom’ has some interesting facts and figures (not all do) but the real interesting point is in the top-right corner: “top 3 reasons for teachers to use technology in the classroom”: 76%  (use tech to) adapt to diverse learning styles. 77% (use tech to) boost student motivation. Is this surprising?

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. It even threatens to overtake the blogosphere’s current obsession with gamification. But what exactly is a social intranet…? Which one is correct? They all are. You see, a “social intranet” is simply an intranet with social media elements that allow the users to interact with the content and with each other.

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.

Leveraging Mobile Learning For Sales Training

Upside Learning

It’s probably easier to push toothpaste back into a tube than convince sales professionals to attend classroom training. Sounds like an exaggeration? Not in my opinion! In my previous job with a life insurance company, I noticed that most sales professionals actually dislike training. Why do sales professionals dislike classroom training? No wonder they eventually start hating it.

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Is e-learning something I can do?

Clive on Learning

In what will probably be the final post in my series of questions most frequently asked by learning professionals, I tackle the question ‘Is e-learning something I can do?’ As has been the case with all of these posts, the answer very much depends on what type of e-learning you are talking about: Facilitating virtual classroom sessions Generally speaking, if you’re confident facilitating in a physical classroom then there’s no reason whatsoever, other than fear of the unknown, why you should’t do the same in an online environment. Onlignment publish a free virtual classroom facilitator’s guide.

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Review: Learning Everywhere by Chad Udell

Experiencing eLearning

I am still very much a novice in mobile learning. I’ve known for quite a while that mobile was a topic I’d have to learn more about eventually, but to be honest, it isn’t something most of my clients are talking about yet. suspect I am one of the only instructional designers left in the world who doesn’t own a smartphone.

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How We Helped Faculty Move Courses Online

Allison Rossett

Suzanne Aurilio is my guest blogger. She and our SDSU colleagues have enjoyed some solid successes in bringing faculty to rely on and appreciate technology. Here is her story. I’ve been working with university faculty on teaching, learning and technology for almost ten years. The program had impact. It catalyzed strategic alliances with key units and leaders. ITS is a place. This Wedding?

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Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.

eLearning: Google Gets Into Online Learning with "Power Searching with Google" Course

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  I have recently written about  how to use Google to search for eLearning images you can actually use  and  how to search specific websites using Boolean operators in Google search queries. Those  Those skills, however, are just the tip of the Google search iceberg. Starting today (July 10), you can take a free virtual course called "Power Searching with Google" straight from the folks at Google. The virtual course will be spread over two weeks and consist of six 50-minute interactive lessons.   eLearning mLearning

How to choose a #mobile device for #mLearning purposes

Ignatia Webs

Choosing the best (smart)phone or tablet for mobile learning can be quite a challenge. It also depends on what you want to do with it and how easy you can get used to technology. The amount of features you want to use will also allow you to purchase a low or high cost smartphone or mobile device. Let's say you want to explore mobile learning, these are some of your options.

ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that we recently supported ASTD research on Mobile Learning , a report around that was released in May 2012. ASTD conducted a free webinar on that research report this week. The speakers at the webinar were Kevin Oakes (founder & CEO of i4CP, earlier founder of Click2Learn which was merged with Docent to form SumTotal) and John Polaschek (Sr.

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

mLearning Revolution

For all the mind-boggling stats we read about the video revolution, like how we are publishing video to YouTube at the rate of 72 hours every minute, and consuming over 3 billion hours of video each month, as well as other stats you can see here , video as a medium hasn’t really evolved. For the most part it has remained a fairly passive experience. Video and the Flipped Classroom. link].

Best Practices for Launching an LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process – and be able to measure success – is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook. Click to download.

What is e-learning good for?

Clive on Learning

Continuing my series of posts that answer the questions I most get asked by learning professionals, I turn to one that's always difficult to answer: what is e-learning good for? There's nearly always an agenda behind this question or at least a great deal of scepticism about the potential of e-learning. What people really want to know is whether e-learning has any relevance beyond the obviously restricted domain of regulatory/compliance training. In particular they want to know whether it has the potential to challenge what they are currently doing in the classroom.

Top 5 Turnitin Features #eAssessment

Dont Waste Your Time

What are the ‘top 5′ features or functions of Turnitin? Do you agree with this list produced by the Learning Technologies blog? Quickmark & general comments – “Turnitin has a standard set of QuickMarks in GradeMark that include: Awk(awkward), C/S(Comma splice), Citation (improper and needed) and P/V (Passive voice). What would I have added to the list?

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Adobe Captivate 6: The Theme for Today is Consistency!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    If you are creating a soft skills eLearning lesson (a lesson teaching a life skill such as conflict resolution instead of a software simulation), the appearance of each individual slide is critical. If you are creating a software simulation, the background is typically the application being simulated so that's one less thing you have to worry about.