August, 2012

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6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is a relatively new domain and is rapidly evolving as well, which makes its implementation a not so easy task. When implementing mobile learning in workplace, following 6 steps will help create an effective mlearning strategy. 1. Establish the Need. This is fairly obvious, but you’d be surprised how often it is ignored. Ask yourself -. Assess Readiness. Identify Content.

Gamification in the Realm of Employee Training

Kapp Notes

Interview training developed with the Thinking Worlds Tool. Gamification can play a key role in how organizations train employees because it does two key things. First, Gamification forces designers of instruction within organizations or supporting organizations to think through how to make learning more engaging. The second key thing gamification does is reduce the barrier of cost. Games

eLearning: Using Fonts to Encourage Trust

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  I've previously written about  the value of being selective with the fonts you use for eLearning. The right font selection can mean the difference between your content being taken seriously or not. Why spend the time pouring your time and effort into solid content, only to have your learners question its validity--solely on the basis of a poor font choice? eLearning

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Attention LMSs – I’m mad as…

eLearning 24-7

That’s right, Saba and their wonderful salesperson HSwidget (name withheld).  Let me tell you my story. I was looking for a system for a client. contacted Saba and dealt with some really good salespeople. I was forwarded over to HSwidget (name withheld). explicitly told HSwidget in an e-mail not to call me, but rather send me an e-mail.  Guess what happened? He called me. Again, no response. 

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.

Why video trumps e-learning

Clive on Learning

For every self-paced e-learning course out there in the workplace, there are at least ten consumer video tutorials online (I made that figure up - but there are clearly lots more). You hardly ever see e-learning used as a medium of choice outside work but you’re beginning to see a much greater interest in video at work. What am I saying? That video has really arrived and we should take it seriously as a self-study medium. But I’m not completely stupid. know that e-learning and video are very different media and, as a result, work in different circumstances. video

WordPress as a VLE or CMS?

Dont Waste Your Time

My understanding of WordPress is that it is a blogging tool, but I have also used it to run corporate, commercial, charity, and special interest websites. It also runs some extremely powerful (and large) websites that are much more than a blog or news site. But what of WordPress as a learning management system – whether you call them VLE, CMS, LMS, or something else? Not too shabby.”

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Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012

Upside Learning

The second edition of MobiMOOC starts next month. Inge De Waard ( @ignatia ), the organizer of MobiMOOC started this fantastic event last year which was quite successful. For MobiMOOC 2012 she’s lined up a very impressive faculty to conduct weekly sessions on mobile learning and related topics. Do feel free to send in your thoughts on the topics you would like me to include. Learn More. TOPIC.

Is eLearning on Tablets really Mobile Learning? [Chime in]

mLearning Revolution

The only thing better than Blogging is the comments one gets below a post. Comments I believe is the real killer app of Blogs and some times comments are so insightful than they trigger ideas for new posts. Here’s one such comment I received in my  is it time to remove the “e” and “m” from Learning ? submitted by Alfred Low. What an excellent question! Unacceptable!

Learn from Raptivity Valued Professionals

Raptivity

This summer has been an outstanding one for Team Raptivity and its huge customer base. Raptivity has skillfully handled customer requests for new age features and introduced some new cracking interactions. And to top it, Team Raptivity is happy to [.]. Community eLearning tools interactive learning raptivity authoring tools creation of elearning and mlearning courses InteractivityHub online community product usability expert Raptivity Valued Professionals

Latest LMS Directory Plus August rankings for LMSs in EE space

eLearning 24-7

After numerous weeks, the newest version of my LMS Directory is here. Features. 422 vendors. Extensive details on each system. Identification of mobile learning, if yes – details on devices (when applicable). What it does not include. Re-sellers of systems, this is becoming quite popular and often times the potential customer has no idea. Consulting firms that build custom LMSs – not a fan of these guys, mainly because you never know what you end up with, especially on end of the day costs vs. estimates. Systems that are only talent management systems . Consolidation. Top five.

Adobe Captivate 6: Placeholder Objects on Master Slides

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    When you insert a Standard Object onto a master slide, and then apply the master slide to a Filmstrip slide, the Standard Object also appears on the Filmstrip slide. You can see the Standard Object, but you can't select it or edit it. If you want to edit a master slide object, you have to return to the master slide, and make the change there.

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 Future of Education: EPIC 2020

Dont Waste Your Time

Thanks to Jane Hart and Jay Cross for directing me to this video: “2011, Badges as credentials, 160,000 students in a MOOC, peer-ratings = students teaching students, Udacity charges 20% finder’s fees for grads, MITx, TEDed, free, student loan overhang, tuition going up …. “In 2018 badges replace degrees as the preferred skill validation for companies. Except for the elite Universities companies no longer recruit on campus, preferring instead the lifelong learning and training approaches of ‘Apple-zon’ and Google.” ” and.

Join #MobiMOOC for an #ethical debate on #mLearning #philosophy

Ignatia Webs

As the free and open online course on mobile learning ( MobiMOOC ) is approaching its starting date ( if you have not signed up for the free course, simply become a member here ), the specialized topics are getting populated with wonderful content. What is your opinion on these random questions? When will we see the first African cell-phone companies challenging the global market? continents.

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mLearning is Bigger than Mobile Devices. The “m” is for Multiscreen.

mLearning Revolution

Here’s how Wikipedia defines mLearning today: Any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location, or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies. [1]  In other words mobile learning decreases limitation of learning location with the mobility of general portable devices.  link].

Making eLearning Interactive and Fun

Raptivity

Learning is fun and engaging when we have Raptivity interactions embedded in the lessons. This goes without saying that you can add magic to your course content provided you know the knick-knack of this rapid interactivity tool – Raptivity. To [.]. Community Education Software eLearning tools ElNet Free webinar interactive learning mLearning rapid learning raptivity Australian e-learning industry content and technology vendors ElNet Webinar Series free webinar mLearning enthusiasts Q&A session teachers

Tools, talent, training and, above all, time

Clive on Learning

More and more organisations are deciding to make self-study e-learning a key part of their l&d strategy, yet budgets are still severely constrained. As a result, many organisations are hoping they can have it both ways by simply adding e-learning development to the responsibilities of their remaining internal l&d staff. More often than not, this is failing to work as well as expected. So what’s needed if an organisation is going to make a success of in-house development? While these tools aren't exactly cheap, they do represent good value in terms of what they can achieve.

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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.

Measure Impact If You Want Success

The Peformance Improvement

All organizations, whether business, government, or nonprofit, should be doing more to measure their impact. Samantha Yamada, a doctoral student in psychology at York University, makes the case for measuring program impact in a TEDx presentation (see below). The example she uses is an innovative program for adolescents and their families struggling with substance abuse and mental health problems.

Smartphones make a difference #edtech #eLearning

Dont Waste Your Time

There is no doubt now that the advent of new mobile technologies and smartphones has had a huge impact on our lives, and by association the way we learn. Is this tracking inherent to the purpose for using the smartphone or a by-product of using it? Questions!! Related posts: Making Smartphones work. Envisioning the Future of Education Technology #edtech #eLearning.

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From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management

Jane Hart

“If you look closely at people who are succeeding in this new digital world of work, you’ll notice they have something in common: they’re fast learners and they’re willing to adapt. If you want to grow as a person and a worker and if you want to gain skills that will help you take that next step in your career, you’ll probably have to learn those skills on your own.

Twitter as a Metacognitive Support Device by Alan Reid

Learning Solutions Magazine

Integrating social media into academia is no longer a novel idea. But many educators may still wonder why they should do this, and, most specifically, they wonder whether Twitter is helpful. Research shows that, when used explicitly as a tool to improve self-regulation through metacognitive support, Twitter becomes very effective.

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!

How important is engagement of students in classrooms?

Raptivity

It is often said that education is the shortest route to success for any country as it helps overcome many evils. Educating the masses is a herculean task but again there is no magic trick to education. Think about your [.]. Community interactive learning PowerPoint Active classrooms conventional methods of teaching discussions and activities learning environments learning with games school experience understanding and retention of the concepts using interactive content

What new designers really need to know

Clive on Learning

In my post last week, I identified four elements that I felt needed to be in place if an organisation was to make a success of in-house e-learning development: tools, talent, training and, above all, time - the four Ts. made the point that, more often than not, new designers are provided with plenty of instructional design theory, but nowhere near enough time to practise and get feedback. In fact this is the problem with nearly all corporate training - lots of abstract theory and insufficient opportunity to develop confidence and, ultimately, competence. How it can fit into a blend.

Upcoming Webinar “Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners”

Kapp Notes

Join me on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 12:30PM Pacific / 3:30PM Eastern for a 60 minute presentation called “Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners” The presentation description: Based on the bestselling learning book, “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” this presentation introduces, defines, and describes the concepts of gamification, games for learning and interactivity. It then dissects the elements of games and describes how they can be applied to the design and development of interactive learning. SIGN UP HERE. Read the first chapter here.

Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

Connect Thinking

The intention of an e-learning strategy is generally to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of organisational learning. However, there are other less obvious advantages of an e-learning strategy that may not be thought about at first. If you keep these other advantages in mind, you can integrate your strategy more holistically and use them as a measurement of strategy success. Thank you.

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.

Interested in #augmented learning join #MobiMOOC for free

Ignatia Webs

Augmented learning is one of the revolutionary technologies of contemporary learning. Augmented technology is still emerging as applications are being explored. But the learning experience offered by augmented solutions totally fits the mobile learner. Víctor Alvarez from Spain is one of the augmented learning experts during the MobiMOOC course. During the augmented learning week (22 - 29 September 2012), he will focus on what you can achieve with augmented learning and how you can start with embedding it. This presentation already gives a brief overview of what you can expect.

Nuts and Bolts: Narrating Our Work by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

Here’s a true story about physical rehab turned learning turned hobby turned community of practice turned two successful businesses, all via informal, social means. And all within six months. Emerging Topics Professional Development Social Media

Is it Time to Remove the ‘e’ and ‘m’ from Learning? Yes and No

mLearning Revolution

This is becoming a question I get asked frequently, and I also see it asked quite a bit to other people. happen to think this is a very valid question, especially as people begin to participate in conferences and conversations on the topic of using mobile for learning. To me there are good arguments for answering yes and no. Let me explain. The Answer is Yes. The Answer is No. Send to Kindle.

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Bundle resources and you may not need courses

Clive on Learning

More and more I am being asked by clients to help them assemble a collection of resources to support some new business initiative. Not 'courses' - although they may also provide some of these - but 'resources'. These resources are not 'pushed' at people, who have to use them whether they like it or not; they are 'pulled' as and when needed. They don't sit on an LMS, where each individual's usage is monitored, but on the intranet, where they can be freely accessed at any time and found using a search engine. More formal reference material, in HTML or PDF format. Endless YouTube videos.

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.

Future of Technology in Education #fote12

Dont Waste Your Time

So, we’re at that time of year again when we can start planning the trip to London for the ULCC ‘Future of Technology in Education’ conference. As with the last couple of years I’ve attended the tickets are released in two batches of 150 tickets, and the first batch this year was snapped up in a matter of hours (at least 50 in the first 20 minutes!).

Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

Connect Thinking

The intention of an e-learning strategy is generally to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of organisational learning. However, there are other less obvious advantages of an e-learning strategy that may not be thought about at first. If you keep these other advantages in mind, you can integrate your strategy more holistically and use them as a measurement of strategy success. Thank you.

WiZIQ offers free #iPad enabled online #classrooms for teachers

Ignatia Webs

Virtual classrooms are a technology in high demand as they allow any trainer or teacher to reach an international audience at any given moment. For the free, online course on mobile learning - MobiMOOC , we will also be using WiZIQ and the nice thing is, since last week any teacher linked to an academic institution can now register for a free teacher account. and 15 GB storage for recordings.

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3 Reasons To Switch Your LMS

Upside Learning

For most organizations, there are multiple reasons for switching over to a new LMS. Scalability issues, outdated features, complicated GUI, lack of technical support from the vendor – are just a few of the many reasons. Let’s take a brief look at each of the aforementioned factors: 1. The Product. Products in the LMS space are ever-evolving to say the least. The Vendor. The Cost.

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.

Adobe RoboHelp 10: Multiscreen HTML5

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Adobe recently released Adobe RoboHelp 10. There is plenty to love in this new release, and I'll be covering some of my favorite new features in the coming weeks. First up, Multiscreen HTML5. Create a new project in RoboHelp 10 and check out the Single Source Layouts pod. You'll find a new layout named  Multiscreen HTML5.

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Selling your services by the hour

Clive on Learning

Now here's an idea. This site, [link] , allows you to offer your services to carry out particular tasks at a specified hourly rate. Alternatively, you can buy those services from others. Not surprisingly, the most popular services on offer at the moment are those that can be provided virtually, like graphic design or coding, but currently no-ones extending this to learning technologies.

Elements of a Digital Classroom #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

Thanks for Sue Beckingham for sharing this infographic on Pinterest over the weekend: “Elements of a Digital Classroom” Click to view full ‘Elements of a Digital Classroom’ infographic. It seems all infographics must contain some new information or viewpoint on the eBook vs textbook scenario, and this one is no different. eBook and eReaders (Infographic).

Tools to make you drool – video training toys for IDs

Social Learning

In my last post I examined several characteristics that make for hi-quality learning videos – [link]. In this post, I take a look at some of the latest tools available to Instructional Designers to make their video efforts come to life. Captivate 6 from Adobe -  www.adobe.com/products/captivate.html   - makes producing and distributing video easier than ever.

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.

Call for attending #UNESCO #Mobile Learning Week in Paris

Ignatia Webs

UNESCO will hold the Second UNESCO Mobile Learning Week (MLW) from 18 to 22 February 2013 at its Headquarters in Paris, France. know it is still early, but you can already register via this online link. The event aims to explore mobile learning as a unique and significant contribution to achieving the Education for All (EFA) goals of increasing education access, quality and equality.

You Cannot Escape Mobile Learning!

Upside Learning

This is not a tall claim my any means. There is really no escaping mobile learning; not in today’s day and age. With the massive proliferation of smartphones and tablets, and ever increasing bandwidths and speed of mobile networks – the entire planet has gone mobile quite literally. To learn more about why there’s No Escaping Mobile Learning join us for a free webinar on 8th August at 11 AM EDT.