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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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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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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?

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.

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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?

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 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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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.

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.

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!

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).

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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Customer Training Completion Rates

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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'.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.