August, 2012

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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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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.

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

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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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.

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.

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

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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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.

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.

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!

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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].

Is “Rapid” eLearning Design and Development Possible?

Bottom-Line Performance

Traditional eLearning may be on its way out, but it is still with us today. In fact, some companies still rely on it heavily. It’s our job to look to the future, while also catering to present needs. In today’s lean times, there is lots of buzz and interest around “rapid” elearning design and development. But what, exactly, is “rapid?”. That’s just for your labor. Content.

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.

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.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

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

Sports and Business Are Not Analogous

The Peformance Improvement

As the 2012 London Olympics goes into its final weekend, I feel compelled to write about sports and leadership. For the past few weeks it seems like all we’ve heard from the news media are analogies between sports and business. These are stories about perseverance, commitment, being single focused, working hard, and, of course, a desire to win. We do love our sports, whether player or spectator.

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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Is “Rapid” eLearning Design and Development Possible?

Bottom-Line Performance

Traditional eLearning may be on its way out, but it is still with us today. In fact, some companies still rely on it heavily. It’s our job to look to the future, while also catering to present needs. In today’s lean times, there is lots of buzz and interest around “rapid” elearning design and development. But what, exactly, is “rapid?”. That’s just for your labor. Content.

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