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Mobile Learning – A Quick Start Guide: Get The Free eBook

Upside Learning

We have been saying it  over and over again – mobile learning is here to stay! It’s only a matter of time before you will need to be invovled in it. As fascinating as mobile learning is, it is extremely dynamic; and evolves at a blinding pace. This leads to organizations being unsure of how to formulate even a basic mLearning Strategy. sneak peek into the eBook. The Technical Approach.

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Adobe Captivate 5/5.5: Template-Like Settings Without the Template

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    During my  advanced Captivate class , I spend a significant amount of time extolling the value of project templates. While templates are awesome and provide a great jump-start for a new Captivate project, you don't necessarily have to create a project template to ensure that many of the attributes within your projects are consistent. No problem. seconds.

Education learning management system trends

eLearning 24-7

Many in the education market are still in love with open source systems, such as Moodle. However, they often do not realize – until it is too late, that “free” isn’t really free because customization has to constantly exist, support, among other things. That is why there is an uptick in the number of commercial systems available in the education sector. Trend 1. Trend 2.

Effective Video Training – Breaking it down

Social Learning

It’s no surprise that the use of video in corporate training continues to gain in popularity among corporate      Learning and Development departments. Brandon Hall, the research firm based out of Delray Beach, FL, polled over 300 training professionals back in 2011 and found the top 2 reasons for using video in training – effectiveness and high engagement. People respond to video.

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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.

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

A few years ago, Jim Marshall and I surveyed workplace learning professionals about elearning. Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. We pursued this question: when doing elearning, what are you doing? Were learning professionals relying on webinars, on podcasts, on mobile learning? What of scenario-based online programs, social networks and communities, discussion boards, or personalized programs? Practitioners inclined towards the familiar in mid 2009. ” Appealing? Realistic?

The New Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) is a Sign of the Mobile Times

mLearning Revolution

First, I would like to congratulate my former Adobe colleagues, who worked on the new Creative Suite 6 apps. After watching the launch presentation yesterday and keeping an eye on what people are saying about it on Twitter, I think it’s safe to say that this has been one of the most impressive and successful launches in the history of Adobe. All truly great examples of a Post-PC era.

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The Five Moments of Learning Need (#ASTDLN)

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from ASTD Learn Now Session with Conrad. Gottfredson and Bob Mosher of Ontuitive (formerly LearningGuide Solutions). I am. a co-facilitator for this 1.5 day conference, along with Bob, Conrad, and Chad. Udell of Float Learning. About 55 learning colleagues gathered here at the. lovely Hilton in San Francisco. “I don’t care what they know, I do care what they do.”.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

Week One Recap. The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. In some areas it doesn’t work or even make sense to add “Gamificaton” We need to be careful how we apply “Gamification.” ” It is not a universal cure-all. Summary.

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

Tweet A few years ago, Jim Marshall and I surveyed workplace learning professionals about elearning. Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. We pursued this question: when doing elearning, what are you doing? Were learning professionals relying on webinars, on podcasts, on mobile learning? What of scenario-based online programs, social networks and communities, discussion boards, or personalized programs? Practitioners inclined towards the familiar in mid 2009. ” Appealing? Realistic?

Collaboration is what we do nowadays: get over it

Clive on Learning

Stephen Downes pointed out an article in The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning by Neus Capdeferro and Margarida Romero entitled Are online learners frustrated with collaborative learning experiences? This caught my attention because I'm a great believer in and keen user of this approach. My experience has been extremely positive and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Anyway, the authors claim: Despite the pedagogical advantages of collaborative learning, online learners can perceive collaborative learning activities as frustrating experiences.

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: Save a Presentation with Embedded Fonts

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George    When creating PowerPoint presentations and moving them from one computer to another, one area of concern is fonts. If you've used specific fonts within a presentation, the same fonts need to be installed on any computers that will open the presentation. To prevent missing fonts from being an issue, there's a  good chance  you can embed the fonts you used to ensure your presentations look the way you designed them.   Good chance?  I say "good chance" because not all fonts are embeddable. But wait, there's more!

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.

Tour Stops for Week Two of Gamification of Learning and Instruction Tour

Kapp Notes

TODAY’S STOP: Clark Quinn Learnlets. Clark is not necessarily a fan of the term “Gamification” and provides some powerful reasons why in his post. And his suggestion of “Beyond Gamification” would have been a really good title. This week promises to be an exciting second week of the Gamification Blog Book Tour. Here are the stops for this week. April 23: Clark Quinn Learnlets. April 24: Karl Grieb ASTD Philadelphia Chapter. April 26: Debbie Richards Take an e-Learning Break And a live appearance by Karl at the NY ASTD Chapters combined SIG Meeting.

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Sign-up for the free course on #mLearning #MobiMOOC with speakers from around the world

Ignatia Webs

If you are interested in mobile learning (mLearning) in a variety of aspects, feel free to join MobiMOOC2012. MobiMOOC2012 is a free, open and online course that will focus on the subject learning with mobile devices in a wide variety of fields. The course will show examples from around the world with facilitators and speakers from different continents.

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The Changing Nature of Business & Its Impact on Learning (#ASTDLN)

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from ASTD Learn Now Session with Conrad. Gottfredson and Bob Mosher of Ontuitive (formerly LearningGuide Solutions). I am. a co-facilitator for this 1.5 day conference, along with Bob, Conrad, and Chad. Udell of Float Learning. About 55 learning colleagues gathered here at the. lovely Hilton in San Francisco. impact across the world…disrupting our businesses. back).

How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It

Mindflash

Social Learning is a term that is rapidly spreading throughout the learning and performance field. It’s also a phrase that is on the verge of being completely perverted by the same community. Don’t get me wrong; I’m a big believer in the natural learning that occurs through social interactions. It’s just that, quite frankly, we’re screwing it up. What Exactly Is Social Learning?

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

Week One Recap. The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject. ” It is not a universal cure-all. Issues with Gamification and It’s Implications. Two Choices.

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.

Lies, damned lies and the Internet

Learning with e's

Critical thinking is an increasingly important skill students need to acquire. Content is growing exponentially on the web, and students are exposed to increasing amounts of erroneous material, misleading, biased or opinionated accounts and false research. During the last week I have been thinking about how teachers can address this issue. How do we instill these critical skills in our learners?

New version of Camtasia for Mac bends time and space

Visual Lounge

Image credit: Tomasz Stasiuk We don't usually give codenames to minor releases but if we did, this one would be called Dr. Who. That's because it's all about transcending the barriers of space and time. You read that right. And Space. Camtasia for Mac 2.1 delivers clip speed , the #1 feature request from Camtasia for Mac users-- as voted by our user community. So much for bending time.

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The only way to build confidence is to practise and get feedback

Clive on Learning

Over the past couple of years I've been making quite a play on the need to design formal learning interventions so that they focus on inspiring and confidence building and not on dumping knowledge. In my experience of talking to 100s of trainers, the typical workplace intervention consists of 75% theory and 25% practice. This has two effects: Learners are overwhelmed with new knowledge that they cannot hope to retain. Learners have nowhere near enough time to develop confidence in applying new knowledge and skills, meaning they often leave the course in a state of 'conscious incompetence'.

The key to informal learning is autonomy

Jane Hart

Jay Cross, the author of the 2007 seminal book,  Informal Learning, Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance ,  recently wrote a blog post in which he explained that although there has been a lot of talk about “informal learning” in the last five years, there has been very little action. Or was someone else’s responsibility. Social learning

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!

Email and the Ladder of Inference

The Peformance Improvement

Email, as well as text messages, Tweets, and Facebook comments, are often misinterpreted. The words might be clear but the tone of the message is not understood. In fact, tone cannot be accurately communicated in these media. The brevity of the sender’s message and limited attention on the part of the receiver result in a kind of communication that is ripe for misconstrued emotion and intensity.

Video Tip Series - Part six: Using a Webcam

Visual Lounge

Don't let a lack of professional equipment stop you from filming a video or screencast. Effective use of a webcam can lead to a high quality video if used correctly. This week's video is posted below and presents three tips that will help you avoid common hiccups when filming a video with a webcam. Not seeing the video? See a video on Object Positioning. Email her at j.nagel@techsmith.com.

Blogphilosophy: mega #PhD is more in touch with the contemporary, interdisciplinary #networked world

Ignatia Webs

As I am looking around for PhD places (if you know of a call that would be open to a proposal on open learning via mobile devices, feel free to let me know), I realized that doing a PhD on my own is simply no longer logical in this new networked world. The least I could do is hook up with other researchers to start what could be called a collaborative mega-PhD. Nevertheless I would be up for it.

Let Learners Sleep on It

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. As kids, many of us resisted bedtime. As adults, many of us wish we could get more sleep. For those in the midst of learning something new, a good night’s sleep can be especially beneficial. Studies of memory consolidation and sleep. Over the past several years, sleep researchers and neuroscientists have studied a process called memory consolidation, in which our brains integrate newly learned knowledge into long-term memory. Researchers believe that REM sleep helps facilitate this process. Researchers from the University of Lübeck. And there’s more! What do you think?

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.

PKM is our part of the social learning contract

Jane Hart

Yesterday, Harold Jarche shared the image on the right, in his post To learn, we must do. For me this is spot on. Whereas PKM is therefore the key to successful social learning. So how can we help students as well as workers develop the new PKM skills? The PKM framework is based on eight years of practical research and use. PKM Social learning

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Text-to-Speech in Adobe Captivate 5.5 – Create and Reuse!

Adobe Captivate

There are different ways of adding audio to an eLearning project in Adobe Captivate 5.5 and one of the ways is to convert Text to Audio with the powerful functionality of  Text-to-Speech in Adobe Captivate. As I was thinking about it, a thread in LinkedIn drew my attention, that talked about creating Text-to-Speech audio and [.]. eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe Captivate 5 training Adobe Captivate 5.5

How LinkedIn works

Dont Waste Your Time

As a follow up to the presentation I made at last weeks Plymouth Enhanced Learning Conference  (PELeCON) with Sue Beckingham this infographic is worth a couple of minutes to look over. Click to view full Infographic]. Some interesting figures from the graphic: Europe accounts for over 34 million members (6 million in the UK alone) and India 11 million. 2011:  4.2 What do you think?

Getting Started with Mobile Learning (Chad Udell) (#ASTDLN)

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from ASTD Learn Now Session with Chad Udell (@visualrinse) of Float Learning (www.floatlearning.com). Mobile -- nearly pervasive devices. Aspects of mobile learning: mobility. ubiquity. accessibility. connectivity. context sensitivity (time, location and intent). individuality (the content that I access is different than the content that you access). Key questions you should be asking your organization before you get into mobile learning/key areas to consider: What is driving mobile for you? Build a business case. Do you have a champion ? It's an aggregator role.

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.

Gartner’s top tech 2012 predictions: Impact on learning at 3 levels

Learning Cafe

The highly respected information technology research and advisory company Gartner has made the top 10 enterprise technology predictions for 2012. You can access the presentation and webinar here    This blog posting attempts to translate these trends into how it will impact the learning in organisations. Impact at the enterprise level i.e how it will impact learning strategy and architecture.

Playing by numbers

E-Learning Provocateur

The theme of last week’s Learning Cafe in Sydney was How to Win Friends and Influence Learning Stakeholders. Among the stakeholders considered was the “C-Level & Leadership” This got me thinking, do the C-suite and lower rung managers expect different things from L&D? And that makes sense to me. Show me the money. – but it’s not what motivates them day to day.

Learning is the new black

Learning and Working on the Web

Work is learning and learning is the work. Yet too much of our organizational learning is focused on the 5% that is not at work , and usually sitting in a classroom or staring at a screen clicking the next button. If you want to show that you are not in the shovelware business and understand how important learning is for business, you can now show your colours. Learning is the new Black.

Unleashing the OER 101 Workshop! WOW!

ZaidLearn

OER MISSION! This blog post will be updated continuously until after I have completed the 2-day 'OER 101 Workshop' at Wawasan Open University (WOU) from 26-27 April. Here is my first version of the presentation slides for the workshop (158 slides over 2 days, not 10 minutes! The slides will reach sizzling inter-galactic quality after 3 rounds of conducting this workshop. BEEN OERing SINCE 2005!

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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.

How to choose an LMS

eFront

So, you are looking to buy an LMS. You might already have stumbled-upon Moodle, Dokeos, Blackboard, Saba or Sumtotal. You have definitely stumbled-upon eFront, otherwise you would not be reading this message. The thing is that you have a vague idea of your needs and there are far too many solutions to choose from. How you can survive this nightmare with your sanity intact? So, how do you choose?

Are you a gamification wizard? Play the game.

The eLearning Coach

After reading this book, you'll never be able to make boring eLearning again. Post from: The eLearning Coach Are you a gamification wizard? Play the game. Book Reviews Reviews

Four Ways to Ensure Your Training Fits Every Learner

Mindflash

I distinctly remember a classroom program a colleague and I presented to our corporate office several years ago. We were sharing ways for the corporate support staff to work more closely with the field service operations — to make their contact an “event.”. We taught four programs to 120 people in four days, with a different “theme” every day. We had fun teaching. No fanfare. No games.

Work-based collaboration tools and the elephant in the room

Connect Thinking

Recently I’ve had the privilege to work with an organisation who is implementing a well known work-based collaboration application for customer data management. have admired this platform and the company from afar for years, and now that I’ve have played with it, it hasn’t disappointed. The cloud-based application enables real-time customer data entry & retrieval. Reputation.

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.

Variety and diversity

Learning and Working on the Web

Esko Kilpi made a series of tweets today that I wanted to collect in a single post: Unlike mechanical systems, human systems thrive on variety and diversity. An exact replication of behavior in nature would be disastrous and seen as neurotic in social life. The Internet changes the patterns of connectivity. The unit of analysis is now communication and emergence, not entities.

Partner stories: an interview with CLICK&LEARN, our Austrian partner

eFront

It feels good to have good partners, and certainly CLICK&LEARN is one of them. company which was founded in 1998 and based in Linz, Austria, CLICK&LEARN is known within the EU for its innovative methods in implementing knowledge-based training programs and learning solutions with state-of-the-art technology. eFront: Please tell us a little about your organization.

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