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This Made My Day

Bottom-Line Performance

I am a huge history buff. I minored in history in college, just for fun. Give me a good biography about a historical figure, and I’m set for the evening. So when I discovered Historical Tweets , I fell in love! Historical Tweets combines my love of history with the feeling “I just don’t get the point of twitter&#. Definitely check out Mozart and, of course, Ben Franklin.

Learning Management: What does a Training Company need an LMS for?

Upside Learning

Training companies the world over are changing the way they operate and the services they offer customers. An important one is the inclusion of eLearning (or online training) as part of their core offerings for existing and new customers. Such an offering is not purely driven by a cost-saving strategy on the customer’s part, but is also due to the growing acceptance of eLearning as an effective way of delivering training. An appropriate Learning Management System (LMS) is the key to the successful execution of this piece of strategy. Who’s who in the LMS?

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3 Brainstorm Ideas for Your Next E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

One of my favorite parts of designing elearning courses is coming up with some treatments or ideas that we can present to the client. I’m always playing around with ideas. Most of them are kind of goofy and not always appropriate for the client’s project. However, it’s okay to come up with dumb ideas. Besides there are enough boring elearning courses to provide balance to the occasional dumb idea.

The Problem with Web 2.0…

The E-Learning Curve

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The World has a New Mania: The "Learn English" Mania

ID Reflections

Came across this TED talk in a friend's blog--someone whose intellect, passion and creativity I admire. Mountains of Molehills A wonderful talk by Jay Walker on the English Learning mania that is sweeping across the world--2 billion worldwide are trying to learn English.most of all in China. China will become the world's largest English speaking country! English--the language of problem solving.a

Glitchy Failure Captions in Captivate

Experiencing eLearning

Recently I’ve been working on a Captivate tutorial to help our facilitators better understand the thought process of troubleshooting a specific part of their course setup. This is basically a software simulation with an avatar & audio. Most slides have a clickable area within the LMS interface. This click box has both a hint caption and a failure caption. Posted in e-Learning, Tools.

Personal in Personal Knowledge Management

Tony Karrer

Great dialog between Harold Jarche and Stephen Downes around Harold's PKM process … Stephen Downes wrote in response: … what does the concept of a ‘method’ here imply? That there is a ‘best’ way to manage knowledge an information? Isn’t that what we’ve learned there isn’t ? All of my articles on PKM are descriptive, not prescriptive. That's a real mistake. Your mileage will vary.

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Shout Out: Michael Qaissaunee

Kapp Notes

Gordon introducing Mike--the Educator of the Year. Congratulations to my colleague and friend, Mike Qaissaunee who won the Educator of the year Award at the National Science Foundation's HI-TEC conference in Arizona. It is a well deserved award. Mike accepting his well-deserved award. I've known Mike for years and consider him one of the most knowledgeable and gifted educators I know.

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What we need is a little more slide:ology

Clive on Learning

I’ve just finished slide:ology , a wonderful book by Nancy Duarte, which celebrates ‘the art and science of creating great presentations’. Nancy is well qualified to show us how PowerPoint and similar packages can be used to greatest effect, as Duarte Design was the firm that created Al Gore’s Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth. So, no pressure then.

The Future Business of Learning for Suppliers

Performance Learning Productivity

Last month Tony Karrer wrote an very insightful piece on his eLearning Technology blog about the Business of Learning. The post and the discussion underneath it are well worth reading. Tony equated the challenges of the learning industry to those of the publishing industry. Publishers have been going through a very tough time over the past few years. It has no other option. The Masie figure is 88%.

Pre-network with LinkedIn

Tony Karrer

There are a wide variety of local events in the Los Angeles area that I periodically attend. I must say that I go through phases where I attend more events for a while and then I pull back and only attend a few. Right now, I'm in a fairly selective mode. So, when I go to an event, I want to make sure that I get the most I can from the time. It used to be that I first looked for good content.

Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class Three

Kapp Notes

Experimenting with building in SL. This class was a blended class, as I am travelling in AZ, I recorded the first part of the session as an asynchronous class which students listened to before attending the "live" session. The recording discussed Learning Archetypes and using the ADDIE model to create instruction. Why3 D2 Penn State Presentation View more presentations from kkapp.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Last Weeks Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar:

Learning Visions

On Thursday Kineo's Stephen Walsh and I presented a webinar on Product Knowledge e-Learning. After having participated in and live-blogged many a webinar, this was the first I've actually helped present. It was great fun

Moodle the Internet and learning

Moodle Journal

If like myself you are very much a VLE'er in you course delivery then you will also know the many advantages and to some extent the issues that can become apparent and very real when you encourage students to connect to all those digital resources out there on the Internet.

The Eagle has Landed - Apollo XI

eLearning Cyclops

One of my earliest memories as a child was the Apollo 11 Moon landing 40 years ago. With the anniversary upon us (7/20), I am promoting some of the great resources NASA has on the web celebrating this event. NASA - Apollo 40th Anniversary Explore the Apollo 11 Landing Site Interactive: One Small Step Restored Videos of the Moon Walk Real-Time Replay of Mission Audio (July 16-July 24).

Bored? Try Some Space Related Games

Kapp Notes

In honor of the Apollo 11 flight, I have gathered a few space related games. A few are even educational. Take some time to relive the space flight with these games and even learn a few things in the process. Go to NASA's Kids Club to play all kinds of neat space games for elementary level kids. (I I confess, some of the games are even fun for adults.) If you feel heroic, play Rocket Rescue.

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.

Google Calendar in Lectora

Integrated Learnings

I'm a big fan of Google and I use Google's online applications on a daily basis. I've found the Google Calendar to be easy to use and easy to access at home, at work, and on the go. When I was recently asked to teach a class on how to use Google Calendar I started thinking about how to integrate it with Lectora. Having a calendar in your training can be useful for a variety of reasons.

Social Networking: As Easy as Pie

ID Reflections

While we all know it is imperative today to network in order to keep up with the changing trends and shifting paradigms, to a new comer into the arena of social networking and the virtual world, the reality can hit hard. The sheer number of options can be overwhelming. The best example is of course the way Twitter is used today. The feeling of a new comer as I see it.for a lighter touch! :).

Adobe FlashTutorials

eLearning Cyclops

I have been deep into numerous Flash projects. Some are WBT’s that contain Flash interactions, others are entire courses made in Flash. For some, I am delving beyond my current knowledge of Flash Actionscript. Thus, I have been visiting many Flash tutorials. Here are some of the Flash tutorial sites I found out there. FYI: These sites contain free tutorials. I am also adding a Flash Tutorial category on the Free e-Learning page. Adobe Flash Lite flash Free e-learning

The Educational Value of Apollo 11

Kapp Notes

In 1961, when President John F. Kennedy announced the goal of landing a man on the moon by the end of the decade, it was a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG). No country had ever put a man on the moon but a mere eight years later the goal was accomplished. The country geared up and achieved its goal. No, instead he set a goal and motivated the country to work toward that goal.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

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The e-learning skills gap

Clive on Learning

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I Carry My ActionScript Around My Neck

eLearning Cyclops

Whenever I write new Flash Actionscript (that works) or find useful Actionscript, I make it a point to place it somewhere accessible where I can access it later. It may be years before I need that particular code again, but I want to access it quickly along with any associated notes I saved with it. Here has been my solution for many years. I have added a personal wiki to my removable flash drive. As I write or find new code, I add a new post on the wiki, add appropriate tag, and paste the code along with any directions for the code. There may be others out there, but this one works for me.

What are the Results of Following an Instructional Design Process?

Kapp Notes

What are the Results of Good ID While informal learning is all the rage and provides a number of benefits like speed and peer-to-peer interaction and exchanges of information, good, sound instructional systems design is still necessary. A systematic approach provides good sound instruction and promotes learning and knowledge acquisition. As designers of instruction via mobile, virtual worlds or social networking, we cannot ignore good instructional design. Many benefits can be obtain by following an instructional design model. Consistency of delivery of instruction.

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