September, 2012

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PowerPoint: Create an Infographic

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  If you need to create an Infographic, there are better programs than PowerPoint that you could use. Photoshop would be a good choice, or maybe Fireworks. That being said, PowerPoint is likely on your office computer right now. Additionally, PowerPoint is often underutilized as a design platform and is surprisingly agile. First you'll need to design your infographic.

6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have heard by now that mobile learning is no longer the next big thing – it IS the big thing. Here is a quick breakdown of the mobile learning trends you need to be watching. All of these trends saw significant uptake in 2012… and look to continue. 1. mLearning in the classroom…and in the workplace. The best part? Snack learning”.

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On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

eLearning 24-7

Yeah I know its not the end of the year, when such forecasts tend to show up in droves. But, fire never waits for anyone or anything and based on my analysis in the marketplace, expect a five alarm fire. For each of these items in e-learning. Authoring Tools. Actors & Avatars. HTML5. Listen you love flash. In 2012, I’ve seen a slow uptake with tools that can output to HTML5. with TinCan).

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4 Key Emerging Trends in LMS

Upside Learning

More than 2 years back, I had carried out a SWOT analysis of the LMS to get some understanding on the LMS scenario. Today, after the rapid evolution of the LMS – hastened by several factors, right from the inclusion of social learning tools, to an ever increasing need for usability – many things have changed, and still continue to change, in the LMS. 1.Cloud Based LMS. 3.Gamification.

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.

Ideas About Games and Learner Assessment

Kapp Notes

Just read an article in our local newspaper that indicated the state of Pennsylvania spent $30 million dollars last year on testing. It kinda made me sick…especially since fill-in-the-blank testing only really has value when measuring a person’s ability to be successful at fill-in-the-blank tests, no real-world application. Games would be so much better at teaching application. Games

Why Easygenerator will launch a free edition of her authoring software

Challenge to Learn

In a few weeks’ time easygenerator will make a big step towards meeting her mission to change eLearning. We are in the final stages of launching a free edition of easygenerator; it will be available in the first half of October. The official launch will be at November 1st at the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas. You can read more details at our website , you can also preregister.

Students and Information Technology 2012 #edtech #eLearning #educause

Dont Waste Your Time

The Educause Centre for Applied Research (ECAR) has recently published their “ ECAR Study of UNdergarduates and Information Technology, 2012 ” report. The report summary has the following key points and recommendations: Key Findings. Blended-learning environments are the norm; students say that these environments best support how they learn. ECAR Recommends. grades).

Over-teaching experts and under-teaching novices

Clive on Learning

No two learners are the same. There are seven billion people in the world each with their own unique life experiences, which have in turn shaped their aspirations, their personality, their attitudes, their preferences and their capabilities. It goes without saying that one of the greatest mistakes we can make as designers of learning experiences is to treat them all as if they were the same. The most common manifestation of this, in my experience, is to provide the same solution for those with a great deal of prior knowledge as for those who are relative beginners. These are the extremes.

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Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

Tools these days come in three flavors. Geared toward e-learning developers and instructional designers. Geared towards the masses. combination of both. Authoring Tools for developers. The biggest problem facing the industry in the past few years are the lack of course authoring tools for e-learning developers and instructional designers. Celtix - Enables you to create storyboards and scripts.

The Mobile Learning Ecosystem I – 10 Important Questions

Upside Learning

Mobile technology penetration is racing ahead in the corporate workplace, with the BYOD (bring your own device) movement affecting companies in varied ways. During some time off earlier this month, I’ve been ruminating how a ‘mobile learning ecosystem’ evolves in an organization; here are ten questions I asked. Thought you might find them interesting. value for the learning ecosystem).

Some Differences Between Experts and Novices

Kapp Notes

As learning professionals, it is important that we understand that novice learners and expert learners demand/require and need a different approach to instruction. You cannot develop learning events for novices using the same instructional strategies as you do for someone who has a high level of knowledge in a content area. In fact, Ruth Clark points to reach that indicates that”many of the instructional methods that are effective for novices either have no effect or, in some cases, depress the learning of learners with more expertise.” ” [1]. References: [1] Clark, R.,

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.

The power of one

E-Learning Provocateur

A lifetime ago I worked in an office that, like most others, had a tacit dress code. A tie was not mandatory unless you were meeting clients; otherwise a collared shirt and sensible slacks (or a nice blouse and a long-enough skirt) sufficed. Then the next week, more people were in their civvies. You would look very strange indeed if you turned up in a suit. Are you using it? Ironic, eh?

Video: Education Technology is the Future of Education?

Dont Waste Your Time

I came across this great video over the weekend, posted by Brian Kotts ( @ iEducator ). I was not aware  that the Norwegian and Swedish education systems were as good as is reported on this post : “When policy makers support and cooperate with practitioners, schools prosper and do well. Let us take an example of educational research. ” YouTube: The Future Start Now (2012 ed).

On the brink with mobile– what learning executives say

Allison Rossett

Words without actions. Words without actions. That’s how I described the status of mobile learning in an article  in eLearn magazine ten months ago. My point then was that mobile offers immense potential for learning and support but that it is not yet making much of a difference in the enterprise. Performance support and mobile devices only rarely appeared in the organizational playbook they described. As we look at more recent data, we find an uptick for performance support, in general, but not yet for mobile delivery. Things, finally, are changing. Now, This is what they said.

Barriers to Implementing Mobile Learning

Social Learning

Oh, those fateful words. The ones that you wish you could call back and place deep in the confines of your brain, as far away from consciousness as possible: “In my next blog I’ll discuss some of the challenges related to mobile learning development, and suggest some solutions.” What a blithe, naïve promise. Woe is [.] mobile learning barriers

Embedded Ubiquitous Learning

Upside Learning

We struggle to come to terms with the volumes of information that stream past us each day. More and more, we depend on digital agents to help us navigate that ‘data stream’ and glean information from it, and then to make sense of it. The agent might even be distributed across varied computing platforms accessing multiple resources. You could turn a table into a computer.

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.

Three Views on #Gamification

Kapp Notes

Here are three different and sometimes opposing views of Gamification. You probably have seen this all before but I thought it was worth bringing them together in one location. The first is by Jesse Schell at the 2010 DICE conference. Here is a view from Amy Jo Kim. Her view is to look at Gamification as more of a Journey. Gamification is B t. Games

The power of one

E-Learning Provocateur

A lifetime ago I worked in an office that, like most others, had a tacit dress code. A tie was not mandatory unless you were meeting clients; otherwise a collared shirt and sensible slacks (or a nice blouse and a long-enough skirt) sufficed. Then the next week, more people were in their civvies. You would look very strange indeed if you turned up in a suit. Are you using it? Ironic, eh?

Show students’ skills along with degree #OpenBadges

Dont Waste Your Time

YouTube: Digital Badges for Learning. This is the first instance I’ve heard of where a major University (Purdue U) is using Open Badges, and have called the system/process ‘Passport’: “[Passport] is learning management, mixed with gaming, meets ePortfolio. Students earn badges by completing learning activities presented as a series of challenges.

Learning videos - anyone can do them, but that doesn't make them easy

Clive on Learning

Last week I explained why video trumps e-learning , at least in certain situations. A lot has been said about why video has become so much more accessible in recent years: Video cameras have dropped in price like a stone. In fact, you don't really need a specialist video camera, when you can record in HD on a mobile phone, a compact camera or a DSLR. Some of these cameras work really well in low light, removing or at least reducing the need for professional lighting. remember clearly 30 years ago when I joined a specialist corporate video production company. Unfortunately, not really. video

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!

Barriers to Implementing Mobile Learning

Social Learning

Oh, those fateful words. The ones that you wish you could call back and place deep in the confines of your brain, as far away from consciousness as possible: “In my next blog I’ll discuss some of the challenges related to mobile learning development, and suggest some solutions.”. What a blithe, naïve promise. Woe is me! But this raises some other issues, discussed below. Compatibility.

An Unfinished Election Game (Or, you can’t win everything all of the time)

Twitterpated with Learning

I started creating a serious game during maternity leave that is likely going to remain unfinished now that I’m back to work full-time. However, I did want to at least capture some of my thoughts about the project here. Essentially, I was just looking for a fun project to help maintain my sense of sanity while taking care of my newborn son. Newborns. Cute, but not always good for my sanity. Sorry.

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#Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Blog Book Tour Recap

Kapp Notes

The blog book tour for The Gamification of Learning and Instruction has come to an end. I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the tour. THANK YOU! THANKS TO EVERYONE. The tour has really brought the subject of gamification to light and provided both pros of gamification and highlighted the cons of gamification. One of the most exciting thing about the tour was the unscheduled stops. Stops.

Is MOOC Suitable For Corporate & Workplace Learning?

Upside Learning

The MobiMOOC is now in its second week and there have been some very interesting discussions happening there. Personally, it’s been a great experience getting to understand the very diverse opinions and views. If you’ve not joined in yet I’d urge you to do so by joining the Google Groups here. Some prominent ones that come to mind are – Coursera , edx , Udacity. Look forward to your thoughts.

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.

John Traxler with questions on the global impact of #mobile devices #mobimooc

Ignatia Webs

Yesterday was again an enlightening day at MobiMOOC. The webinar on the global impact of mobile devices was given by John Traxler, focusing on some of the ethical and philosopical issues surrounding the global impact of using mobile devices that are manufactured in the North and bring the Northern pedagogy to all regions of the world. mobile mLearning mobile learning mooc mobimooc presentation

Adobe Captivate 6: Goodbye Quiz Playbar

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

By Lori Smith  I love Adobe Captivate's variables and advanced actions. It is simple to set up. Choose  Quiz Preferences > Settings  and select  Hide Playbar In Quiz.       There's a glass half full/half empty situation for the Hide Playbar in Quiz setting.      No points need be assigned.

Quick Recap – Launch Webinar of Games and Simulations Interactions in HTML5

Raptivity

Team Raptivity extends warm thanks to all the participants of the complimentary webinar “Raptivity launches Games and Simulations – Now in HTML5” held on Wednesday, 12th September, 2012. It was conducted in US friendly time zone catering to eLearning enthusiasts. [.]. eLearning tools Flash Free webinar HTML5 mLearning PowerPoint raptivity demands of mobile learning Flash and HTML5 games launch webinar Q&A session Simulations

I’ve been bot-bombed!

E-Learning Provocateur

Just as I was getting excited about reaching the 2,000 follower milestone on Twitter, I suddenly jumped to 26,000 followers. No. I’m not that popular. Smelling a giant stinking rat, I perused my follower list and saw that I was being followed by the likes of @TAKAKOD8STIN and @ELKEg00CALL. Brilliant. I was afraid this might happen one day. Why did it happen? I do not know. Unlikely. Hardly.

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.

eLearning Learning in Partnership with Training Magazine Network

Kapp Notes

Two resources for information are coming together to create one great stop for elearning information. See the eLearning Learning content 1/2 down the screen. eLearning Learning and Training Magazine Network have partnered to bring together the extensive content from eLearning Learning and the community offerings from Training Magazine Network to form the largest eLearning site on the Web. Web 2.0

5 Tips To Evaluate The Success Of LMS Switch

Upside Learning

You have finally switched over to a new LMS. major load has been lifted off your shoulders. You now plan to sit back and let the new LMS take its time to set in. But before you get too comfortable with the new LMS, it’s important you evaluate how good the switch has been for you. Below are 5 tips that will help you evaluate the success of your LMS switch: 1.Checklist against key drivers.

A Juicy Collection of Bloom's Digital Taxonomies!

ZaidLearn

CHALLENGE ! Today, educators are overwhelmed (literally drowning!) by thousands of web 2.0/social media/apps that they can use for learning and teaching. But, where/how to start? How do we choose the right solution for a particular learning context or activity? The LMS can certainly not solve all our learning and teaching needs and requirements. Any awesome one to suggest? :). Social_Media web2.0

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Adobe Captivate 6: One Quick Way to Purge Unsupported HTML5 Objects

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I wrote about the HTML5 output option available in Adobe Captivate 6 a  few months ago. pointed out that HTML5 is an alternative publishing format to a SWF. also noted that while most features you can add to a Captivate project will work when published as HTML5, not all features are supported. There's a better way to remove the Unsupported objects.

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.

Is Augmented Reality really the answer? #edtech #AR

Dont Waste Your Time

Following on from previous posts on Augmented Reality ( Does it have a place/future in education? and Augmented Reality on campus ) I’ve spent a little time trying, and enjoying, the experience of using and creating Aurasmas , but have not got anywhere past the stage of just trying it out. So, if you plan it properly for a classroom environment, what can you do? AR treasure hunt.

I’ve been bot-bombed!

E-Learning Provocateur

Just as I was getting excited about reaching the 2,000 follower milestone on Twitter, I suddenly jumped to 26,000 followers. No. I’m not that popular. Smelling a giant stinking rat, I perused my follower list and saw that I was being followed by the likes of @TAKAKOD8STIN and @ELKEg00CALL. Brilliant. I was afraid this might happen one day. Why did it happen? I do not know. Unlikely. Hardly.

Think Like a Game Designer–Playtest

Kapp Notes

Here is a great video aimed at getting game designers to consider the concept of playtesting in the design of video games. In instructional design “talk” we call it formative evaluation. Take a look at the video and see if the instruction interventions you create could somehow benefit from playtesting (hint, they can). ” Design Games

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7 Key Components Of The LMS Switching Process

Upside Learning

In a previous post my colleague Jason Clymer explored 3 key reasons to switch LMS. Jason lists the Product or the Vendor or the Cost as possible reasons. In this post I am listing the key components of the LMS Switching Process. 1.Problem Description: Why to Switch! This description will serve as both the problem description and also a baseline guidance for the rest of the process. Register now.

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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.

Two days before free, open, online #mLearning course #MobiMOOC launches

Ignatia Webs

Okay, I admit, as organizer of MobiMOOC I am at this point feeling both very anxious ("I will never get everything done in time!), blissfully excited ("Oh my, so many wonderful people have joined!") and definitely nervous ("I sure hope everything will work. crossing fingers"). We are with 526 registered participants already, from all around the world (only Alaska is not represented as a continent).

Writing & Grammar: Proper Punctuation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    Last week I issued a punctuation challenge to you "skills and drills" readers. Here is the paragraph shown as it was punctuated when it was originally published: Until very recently, the only way you could distribute multimedia files over the Web was by using external files as described in the first half of this chapter.   --From Teach Yourself Web Publishing  with HTML 3.2 by Laura Lemay. Some acceptable variations (and some commentary) include the following: The comma after the first three-word introductory phrase is optional.

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