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4 Simple Tips for Recording High-Quality Audio

Rapid eLearning

Good audio is critical to your elearning success. You might be a great instructional designer and create the most engaging courses possible. But it all falls apart if the audio quality in your course is not very good. In an earlier post we looked at when it makes sense to consider paying for professional narration. If you have the money, this is a viable option. Invest in a good quality microphone.

Learning games - some interesting ideas

Bottom-Line Performance

I’ve written a few different posts on games.  I love games - and i think games help engage people and make learning more fun. found a few interesting games today, by chance. I was looking at Mashable, a blog on new medai and social networking, and came across their weekly list of job postings. scrolled through the posts and found several game sites who want developers. Darn it!

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The Secret - Get 100.000+ Followers On Twitter In 24 Hours!

ZaidLearn

". Would you like to get 16,000 Followers in 90 days & Make Money doing it? ".more more THE SECRET Why think so small! If you first want to think really big, you might as well go for it for real. mean what is 16,000 followers (and in 90 days, come on! Peanuts, man!), even if it is a targeted audience to your personal, or company needs to generate traffic and revenue. Please, tell me know!).

Informal Learning: People can train you but they can't "learn" you.

ID Reflections

As always, Jay Cross gets his points across in a langugae all can understand, identify with, apply. Some key points: Informal learning vs. formal learning 1. Informal learning is never over. Its going on all the time. 2. Formal learning has a fixed goal, syllabus and usually ends with some recognition. You know when its over. 3. More than 80% of learning in the workplace is informal learning. 4.

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Discovering Instructional Design 8: Developing Material for Learning Programs

The E-Learning Curve

Continuing this series on instructional design. Today, I'm going to outline some guidelines for developing the material for a learning program. Now read on…. Criterion Tests. These are. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more.

Vendor-Client Relationships: A few challenges

Bottom-Line Performance

Those readers who are either 1) vendors or 2) clients who hire the services of vendors may see themselves in this video. What do you think? And…who did you want to share this with in hopes that they might recognize themselves - and see your frustration -  in it? Interesting conversation starter!

Vendor Client Relationship

Learn and Lead

I am pretty sure I shouldn't really comment on this one. :-).

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Informal Learning Part 1 from Jay Cross

ID Reflections

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.

Discovering Instructional Design 7: Objectives Analysis

The E-Learning Curve

As I've discussed in previous posts, an important element in the instructional design process is the identification of learner entry behaviors. It is critical to the instructional development process. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more.

Project Natal

Upside Learning

The E3 2009 extravaganza just concluded in Los Angeles recently. As is always the case at this expo, every major electronic entertainment company that develops game hardware and software was demonstrating their wares. Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft made major game hardware related announcements. Ubisoft, Square Enix, Sega, Konami, Namco Bandai, Eidos, MTV Games and others announced game content.

#IeL09 Game Jam WINNER

In the Middle of the Curve

Will Wright's choice for Game Jam! Project: Permanent Campaign Team: Stephen Martin, Maria Anderson, Dan Petrak, Richard Sebastian Concept: You are an ambitious candidate. Goal: Presidency of the US. Collection of Mini- Games. Wii based - Work the Room. Shake hands and meet people - Teleprompter Kareoke - Deliver the speech. Office serves as central command and information post. Congrats!

Informal Learning Part 2 from Jay Cross: Informal learning is like a bicycle ride

ID Reflections

Jay Cross compares formal learning to a bus ride--where everyone is travelling together, in almost the same direction, and will, on an average, reach the same destination at around the same time. This is great for novice learners. Informal learnign, on the other hand, is like a solo bicycle ride. I can change my own direction, go where I want, stop when I want to and take a break. great simile.

Customer Training Completion Rates

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Learning in 3D Outline

Kapp Notes

Tony posted the outline for Learning in 3D on his blog Learning Matters. check it out. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Project Natal

Upside Learning

The E3 2009 extravaganza just concluded in Los Angeles recently. As is always the case at this expo, every major electronic entertainment company that develops game hardware and software was demonstrating their wares. Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft made major game hardware related announcements. Ubisoft, Square Enix, Sega, Konami, Namco Bandai, Eidos, MTV Games and others announced game content.

#IeL09 The End of a Long Week

In the Middle of the Curve

This is not Scoble. it's Peter from ADL - who happened to find Scoble's nametag lying on the floor) This conference was incredibly validating. love walking away from a week knowing that yes, despite seeming a bit "out there" in the eyes of my co-workers and clients and other members of the broader professional community, I am on the right track. In a couple of cases, even more-so.

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Informal Learning Part 3 from Jay Cross

ID Reflections

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.

The Big Question: How do I spend my time?

Clive on Learning

June's Big Question on the Learning Circuits Blog asks a personal question: How much time do you spend and how do you find the time for reading blogs, twitter, social networks, etc.? What are you doing less of today than you were 3-5 years ago? Do you have less of a life with all these new things? First of all, I do realise that you probably have no interest at all in how I spend my time.

Firefox Bookmark Shortcuts

Tony Karrer

I had asked in Blog Post Updates - Effective Pattern? how to update a previous post. I'm still not sure I have the answer. wanted to add something to Browser Keyboard Shortcut Basics. Since the title of the previous post is a bit different, I'm going to create a new post that is just about this one thing and then I guess I'll cross link. Ctrl+T elt Opens the page. eLearning Technology.

#Iel09 Thursday evening brain dump

In the Middle of the Curve

I left the conference after having some munster cubes and a couple of chicken quesadilla cones. My brain pretty much stopped working after Will Wright's talk. would have been perfectly happy to hang out with a couple bottles of wine and some of the conference goers as we try to process it all. This is a gathering of some crazy-smart people. Crazy crazy smart people. Aaron had to follow Will Wright.

Sugata Mitra shows how kids teach themselves: Social learning at its best

ID Reflections

A post from Guy Kawasaki on the Hole in the Wall experiment.

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.

The Big Question: Time Spent

Upside Learning

The Big Question posed on Learning Circuits this time is thought provoking - Where is your time spent? It causes one to pause and reflect on our state of being. Where am I spending my time? I’d say my waking time is spent on three distinct areas: Work – quite obvious since I have to feed the family and myself. It goes without saying that Web 2.0 It’s not local, it’s global. Web 2.0 Hurray!

Learning in 3D Manuscript is Done!

Kapp Notes

Here it is the 403 double spaced manuscript for Learning in 3D.the book Tony O'Driscoll and I have written (with input from tons of others.) The book is scheduled for release in early 2010. Now onto making sure the images meet the needs of the publisher. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

#IeL09 GameJam Projects

In the Middle of the Curve

This year's symposium featured a Game Design workshop. Participants created proposal boards for judging by the conference participants and Will Wright. This easily falls under the "how cool is that?!?!" category. Feedback from one of the top guns in the industry. Oh yeah - my apologies for the cruddy pictures. And the really brief captions. Not much time between sessions. PC-based. Thanks.]

We participate and therefore we are

ID Reflections

As John Seely Brown says, ~Instead of “ I think therefore I am ”, it is “We participate and therefore we are” ~ Social learning has always been around. And has probably been one of the most effective means of learning as Bandura and Vygotsky had said long back. We turned toward our colleague or friend to ask for help when stuck. Recession 2. Decreased training budget 3. knowledge-driven economy 8.

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.