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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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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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.

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. 

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.

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

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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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.

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.

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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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

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.

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.

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.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

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!

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.

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.

Serious Games? Join the free #mLearning course #MobiMOOC

Ignatia Webs

With the start of MobiMOOC getting closer, all the course pages become populated. The free, open, online course MobiMOOC starts on 8 September 2012. Not registered yet? Simply become a member of MobiMOOC google group to become a participant in MobiMOOC). In the third week of the course (23 - 29 September 2012) David Parsons from the Massey University in New Zealand will take us on a one week journey into serious games. He will ask all of us participants to exchange experiences, challenges and ideas on games for education and showcase a game he has been developing. Don't Play Games With Me!

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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.

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.

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.

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!).

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.