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Game Based Learning Isn’t Always Electronic

Upside Learning

A very popular myth surrounding game-based learning is that it involves learning through video games. This article showcases The Healing Blade , a card game which is slowly gaining popularity among medical students in the United States. The Healing Blade is a card game that teaches budding Med students the ins and outs of infectious disease. American Megafauna. Erosion. Britannia. Zendo.

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Educational Games: A $5 Billion Dollar Market

Kapp Notes

Any market this big is bound to bring in the big boys and Google is seriously looking at getting into the educational game business on an App basis. According to the article Google Pushes Education Software Through App Store Google seeks to lure more educational developers and is stepping up efforts to generate revenue from educational related applications. And, more importantly, if someone can learn algebra from a smartphone, what does this do to the schools (who by-the-way) still ban mobile devices since that can’t figure out how to integrate them into the curriculum.&#. Let them play.

PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. Last week I detailed how to turn a PowerPoint 2007 presentation into a movie that could be uploaded to popular video sharing sites like YouTube.      If you wanted to add voiceover narration to the movie, however, you may have run into a bit of a problem--there is only one row in the Windows Movie Maker timeline for audio. Note (And this is important!):

Lost in Translation:

Performance Learning Productivity

Why Learning Professionals Need to Learn to Speak their Stakeholders’ Language The language we use is important. There’s no doubt about that. Human cultural development owes a great deal to our ability to communicate complex thoughts and be clearly understood by others so they can take actions. The problem is, like opinions, there are just so many languages to choose from at any one time.

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

Want to develop an effective customer training strategy for your organization? Download this guide to learn some simple steps you can follow to set your team up for success. Click to download.

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Countering Social Media Fatigue (SoMeFat)

Learning Visions

In these days of Social Media, many of us live increasingly in the public eye. What I write here can be viewed by anyone. What I say on Twitter can be viewed by anyone. What I update on my Facebook status can be viewed by lots of people (not anyone – I have designated my FB friends and set my privacy settings, but 300 people isn’t really a private place, is it? fell WAY back on Twitter.

Elearning applications

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year! Traditional instructor led training is expensive and, in some cases, difficult to track its effectiveness. Enjoy! You can create a quiz app to assess your employees knowledge.

Tackling Wicked Problems Using an Iterative Approach

ID Reflections

Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well-informed just to be undecided about them. Laurence J. Peter Recently, while doing a keyword search for complexity , I stumbled across an article called Wicked Problems. The term was coined by Horst Rittel, the inventor of the Issue-Based Information System (IBIS) structure upon which Dialogue Mapping is based.

Buzzing with Social Curation Tools!

ZaidLearn

Today, we are all facing information , and it is often difficult to find what we are looking for, especially if we are looking for updated collections of resources to support a topic, issue or idea. It is amazing how much spam comments I get on this blog alone (10 - 20 spam comments a day!), thanks to SEO strategies. Amazingly annoying! DELICIOUS = RIP? Let's explore! Scoop.it Which one to use?

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2010

Upside Learning

What’s better than starting a new year looking back upon the year gone by? To see what we have achieved and lost; to retrospect and to analyze. So we thought it would be interesting to look back upon the Upside Learning blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2010. We have pulled these up based on social signals (views, comments, twitter and more).  January. 1. February. 4.

Disruptive activism

Learning with e's

At the top end of a new year I have been reading some of the expected predictions people 'in the know' have been making. Some are plausible, others a little outlandish, and some downright rediculous. If I were to make my own prediction about what we can expect this year, I would say that we can expect a lot of change. think this would be a safe prediction, because it has always been thus.

Adaptive Thinking, Deliberate Practice, and Complexity

ID Reflections

In military parlance, the term Adaptive Thinking has been used to describe the cognitive behavior of an officer who is confronted by unanticipated circumstances during the execution of a planned military operation. It refers to the thinking a leader must do to adapt operations to the requirements of unfolding events and is thus a key component of competency in battle command. Adaptive Thinking is a behavior. Source: Think Like a Commander.PDF) I discussed the need for Adaptive Thinking in this earlier post as well. In short, this helps us to deal with complex situations.

Synchronous Software Scavenger Hunts

Experiencing eLearning

If I’m doing software application training, doing it as a webinar isn’t really my first choice. I’d rather create a bunch of Captivate tutorials and job aids to let people learn at their own pace, when they need to use the skills. Just-in-time, interactive training that supports or simulates actual tasks is my first choice. Sometimes synchronous training is what we need to do though, so I’ve been trying to find ways to make it more effective. In my current contract, I’ve been working on creating a Moodle site for a year-long training program. Lessons Learned.

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.

11 Ways to Learn in 2011

The eLearning Coach

This year's list of how to learn in 2011 is filled with surprises and great finds. Post from: The eLearning Coach 11 Ways to Learn in 2011. eLEARNING 2.0

2011 Predictions

Clark Quinn

For the annual eLearn Mag predictions, this year I wrote: I think we’ll see some important, but subtle, trends. Deeper uses of technology are going to surface: more data-driven interactions, complemented by both more structured content and more semantics. These trends are precursors to some very interesting nascent capabilities, essentially web 3.0: think it’s worth elaborating on what I mean (I was limited to 75 words). I’ve talked before about web 3.0, and what it takes is fine granularity and deep tagging of content, and some rules about what to present when. 

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011. After such an exciting and rewarding 2010, my predictions for the coming year seem broader and more varied given the fast changing dynamics of the marketplace and accelerated adoption of mobile learning by organizations of all sizes. 1. mLearning Engagements Expand. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, then 2011 will be the year of the deployment. examples the industry has waited for over the past many years.

Coherence vs Fragmentation

ID Reflections

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE The antidote for fragmentation is coherence. How, then, do we create coherence? In organizations and project teams – in situations where collaboration is the life blood of success – coherence amounts to shared understanding and shared commitment. From [link

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.

3 Ways to Make Mandatory Training Less Mandatory, More Effective

Mindflash

What’s the most sure-fire way to ensure people do not learn anything from a training program? Send an email announcement with a “MANDATORY TRAINING Next Week&# subject line. There are three things you can do to break out of this pattern and reduce or eliminate the need to force people to take your training. 1. Target training to specific people and their needs. Never, ever be boring.

App Fusion: Learning Face-off with Facebook by Terrence Wing

Learning Solutions Magazine

The enormous and growing numbers of Facebook users create an opportunity for e-Learning. Facebook Developer API allows you to change Facebook's functionality from a Content Management. System (CMS) to a Learning Management System (LMS). Here's how to bend Facebook to your will! Blended Development Strategies Instructional Design Learning 2.0 Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Social Media

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Measurement and Evaluation: Why Bother?

CLO Magazine

Leaving a session on measurement and evaluation at a recent conference, I overheard heard two participants talking. It went like this: “We don’t need to do any of this measurement and evaluation stuff. It’s a waste of time.” The second one agreed: “Everyone loves what we are doing. We don’t need to prove anything to anybody.”. Although I have heard this before, it still surprises me. We can have a good discussion about what types of measurement are appropriate and how much we should invest, but are we really still discussing whether to do measurement at all?

Learning Landscape Model Video

Will at Work Learning

The Learning Landscape Model is a research-based model evolved over the last decade that can be used to guide workplace learning-and-performance designs, discussions, and explorations. It is based on the fundamental cognitive architectures of learning, remembering, and prompting as three distinct cognitive operations, all of which are needed to maximize workplace learning-and-performance results. While previous models have often forgotten forgetting or forgotten prompting mechanisms (like job aids), the Learning Landscape is complete. Check out the video of the Learning Landscape Model.

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.

Captivate training sessions- delivered by Adobe trainers

Adobe Captivate

For some time now, we’ve been getting requests for training on Captivate- ‘delivered by Adobe’. Starting February, we are rolling out a Captivate training program. This will consist of in-depth 90 minute sessions, conducted via the Adobe Connect virtual classroom. These sessions have been put together by our in house trainers. Each session will be [.]. Conferences and events Whats new Adobe Captivate captivate training training from adobe

Number of Twitter Followers Not a Sign of Influence

Kapp Notes

According to a recent study Measuring the Influence of Twitter: The Million Follower Fallacy , there are three main measures of influence in Twitter. 1. Indegree in?uence uence , the number of followers of a user, directly indicates the size of the audience for that user. 2. Retweet in?uence uence , which we measure through the number of retweets containing one’s name, indicates the ability of that user to generate content with pass-along value. 3. Mention in?uence And, it turns out, the number of followers a person has in Twitter (called indegree influence) is not a measure of influence.

Big Question - Should It Continue?

The Learning Circuits

I've been moderating the Big Question for more than four years at this point. For me, it's been a great way to foster conversation in the blogosphere. In the past few months, activity (posts, comments, comments on posts) on the big questions has seen a big drop. So - here's the big question for January 2011: Should the Big Question continue?

My Learning Resolution For The Year (Hint: It's not “to be.

Social Learning

Lost on the way to good eLearning. With the New Year comes new resolutions, and I've made an effort (you might even call it a resolution) to have at least one of mine be training related (the others were booked solid

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.