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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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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!):

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.

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.

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.

This LMS Has No Traps!

Upside Learning

Customer Complaints, how to avoid the traps makes for an interesting read; especially so because it looks at the LMS sales process purely from a customer’s perspective. The issues highlighted are quite pertinent and yes, I think, there is a high probability that an organization looking for an LMS (new or changing) would have encountered one or more of these traps. Simple: honesty! agree completely.

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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?

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SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning

Kapp Notes

Here is some information from the announcement. Today, SumTotal announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. The combined company represents the largest and most complete talent management provider in the industry supporting every industry and every market segment. GeoLearning is the leading provider of managed services and on-demand learning management software. Founded in 1997, GeoLearning has a recognized history of innovation with comprehensive software products to address the needs across both employee development and extended enterprise. Why is SumTotal acquiring GeoLearning? industry

#Moodle #Mobile, the follow up action is called Moodbile

Ignatia Webs

It has been quite a year for mobile devices! So many initiatives, so many actions. Mid March 2010 some of us volunteers got together and started to work on Moodle for iPhone. After the initial excitement, different people realized that if we wanted to get Moodle mobile, a lot needed to be addressed, including cleaning up the existing code, adding php-recoding, starting native apps.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Call 4 #papers: #mobile #mLearning IADIS conference in Avila Spain

Ignatia Webs

Stretch your fingers, speed up your word-processor and get typing for the extended deadline: 26 January 2011 to submit a paper/poster/panel. for the IADIS mobile learning conference that will take place on 10 - 12 March 2011. The IADIS Mobile Learning 2011 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the discussion and presentation of mobile learning research. Fischer, G. Fischer G.

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.

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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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. 

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.

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

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

The end of free?

Onlignment

The new decade has only just started and already we’re seeing significant changes in the virtual meeting/classroom market. Yugma. First of all Yugma changed their terms and conditions to reduce the service offered on their free accounts. Previously the free account allowed you to host unlimited meetings for up to 20 people, albeit without some of the features of the paid for version. DimDim.

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?

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!

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.

Checked out the eLearning channel on Adobe.tv recently?

Adobe Captivate

We recently updated the eLearning channel on AdobeTV with seven new shows, containing close to 40 new episodes. Most of these are tutorials created for Adobe Captivate 5 and eLearning Suite. The tutorial videos cover both the new and pre-existing features of Captivate. They also discuss the new UI and workflows in detail. Mark Fletcher, [.]. How do I. Technical Support

Meet the new learning architect

Onlignment

We are all learning machines, constanty adapting to the ever-changing threats and opportunities with which we are confronted. The new learning architect designs environments that enable specific target populations to take maximum advantage of all these opportunities for learning. In the next month Onlignment will be publishing my latest book The New Learning Architect.

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.

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.

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.

#SCORM the future of #elearning? Get involved!

Ignatia Webs

The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) people have just launched two brand new initiatives that anyone can join and take part in. The great thing about the ADL approach is that it is all about durability and scalability (yes, I like that!). With the start of a new age, the ADL consortium kicks of the quest for a new, contemporary SCORM and pedagogy for the future of learning. This is a great initiative and you, me, all of us are invited to draw our educational future. A bit about both initiatives The Tin Can project: rethinking SCORM SCORM has been around for 10 years! Ten years?!

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How can e-Learning, or computer based training, be more effective? [Quora]

Aaron Silvers

The question expanded was the following: “Most of the people that I’ve met are not happy with eLearning / CBT applications. The only time an employee goes online is when something is mandated for appraisal, and that’s true especially for IT/Software companies. Any guesses why? Consider this from design-thinking perspective (which requires a little bit of history for context).

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

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.

Induction Activities: Some good examples using video …

Dont Waste Your Time

While searching and researching the various methods of induction for students I cam across these videos and explanations on the IMU eLearning blog, a few I’ll show here, but please view the original post to view them all. What happens next? Ask the students to watch the video below and be prepared to discuss a ‘what happens next’ situation. Awareness test. Language Skills.

My top 10 #eLearning and #mLearning posts from 2010

Ignatia Webs

These where the top 10 posts (= most visited posts) in 2010: Blooms taxonomy for a digital world : an overview of how you can fit new media into Blooms taxonomy. How to add a retweet and facebook button to your blog. What to take into account when choosing a mobile phone. Sumo paint, the free alternative for Photoshop. My top 10 learning tools for 2010. The 2011 one will be coming out soon!

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.

The MOOC Survival Kit in Plain English!

ZaidLearn

WHAT IS A MOOC? STEPS TO SUCCEED IN A MOOC KNOWLEDGE IN A MOOC? STILL CONFUSED? Read this Stephen Downes article: 'Connectivism' and Connective Knowledge Connectivist teaching and learning consists of four major sorts of activities (read the article above): Aggregation Remixing Repurposing Feeding Forward "Rewards, by their very nature, narrow our focus. Click here to register. Just do it!

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.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Quora

Dont Waste Your Time

It is really hard to keep up with the new ‘must-have’ websites and social networks you ought to be involved with at the moment, and 2011 is going to see a whole heap of new ones, as well as existing ones really take off. The first I just can’t get away from (this week) is called ‘ Quora ‘, and is effectively a simple question-and-answer site. what about you?

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today another major shift takes place in the talent management systems market: SumTotal Systems announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. Background: SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of learning management systems today (and also a major provider of integrated talent management systems). The acquisition of GeoLearning makes sense for several reasons.

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.

ICE Breakers - A Fish That Barks and The Moonwalking Bear!

ZaidLearn

When the cat reaches the fishbowl, then pause the video and ask your Students/Participants (S/P) to figure out what happens next. Most likely you will get S/P's attention, and stimulate their minds to think creatively about what happens next in a competitive but enjoyable way. WARM UP S/P FIRST, OR THEY WILL __! they would have ignored that particular incident. HOW TO DOWNLOAD VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE?

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.

Nuts and Bolts: 2011 Resolutions by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

Making New Year’s Resolutions? Jane suggests ten for your consideration, from eliminating Clicky. Clicky Bling Bling to dealing with clients who have made up their minds. Design Strategies Getting Started Graphics Immersive Learning Instructional Design Media

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SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today another major shift takes place in the talent management systems market: SumTotal Systems announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. Background: SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of learning management systems today (and also a major provider of integrated talent management systems). The acquisition of GeoLearning makes sense for several reasons.