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5 Ways Tin Can API Revolutionizes eLearning

Bottom-Line Performance

Do these sound familiar? “Brian watches a tutorial on how to fix a problem in Photoshop.” ” “Jane emails a co-worker in another building to solve a work issue.” ” “Lionel completes level two of a mobile learning game on sales skills.” With the Tin Can API, all of these experiences can be tracked and accounted for. The beauty of Tin Can? Hallelujah! 3.

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The Return Of Video To eLearning

Upside Learning

Josh Bersin cites YouTube Videos as one of the best learning tools available in his session at the HR Technology Conference last week. agree and see a bigger role for videos in the learning mix. Ten or fifteen years ago, video was used by most organizations for training. They would have a library of VHS tapes and a screening room where employees could watch those videos. Why Video Again?

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Does #Gamification Have Advantages Over Traditionally Designed Instruction?

Kapp Notes

Gamification has several definitions but the one I find most compelling is one that involves elements of games beyond just points, badges and leaderboards. definition that includes using elements like challenge, story, role-play, feedback–what I call “deeper” game elements. Games

Want to go mobile for learning and support?

Allison Rossett

John Park is my guest blogger. invited him to write this when I recognized my lack of clarity about the options for mobile development and delivery. think you will enjoy his tour of our choices. We want to use mobile devices, but which mobile? There is great excitement about the potential of mobile devices for learning and support. It makes sense to look to them. What are the options? Want to go?

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Ensuring a “Serious Game” Meets Its “Serious” Objectives

Kapp Notes

Here are some thoughts on what needs to be done to develop an instructional game that meets the objective of actually teaching something to the player. To ensure that the goals of a serious game are met, the first priority is to design the game to focus on those learning or social objectives from the beginning and not as an afterthought. And finally, test and retest the game play. Games

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#mLearn12 on #augmented reality with Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Ignatia Webs

Live blogging from mLearn12, so writing and vocabulary is influenced by writing speed need. Elizabeth Fitzgerald from Open University UK gives an overview of augmented learning state of the art. She looks fine as always and you can feel her passion for research as she gives her presentation. Is it a matter of time? Increased hapticness, audio. Do we need a new theory of augmented place? see E.

Top 5 Mistakes Managers Make: Lack of Feedback

Enspire Learning

Management Challenge Program Designer Kate McLagan is penning our latest blog series “Top 5 Mistakes Managers Make” Over the next five weeks, Kate will explore these critical mistakes that managers make in their relationships with their direct reports. Read on for Part 1: Lack of Feedback. Manager Mistake #1: Lack of Feedback. Today’s workplace is a feedback desert.

Exploring eAssessment, Lancaster #lancseassess

Dont Waste Your Time

Today I attended the JISC RSC (Regional Support Centre) North West and eAssessment Association event ‘ Exploring eAssessment ‘ in the lovely setting of Lancaster House Hotel. With the event was billed as: “With the pressure to show impact of e-Assessment in our institutions, it’s important to know that the technology is being applied in the most effective way. Why do we assess?

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.

How to Use a Learning Management System to Support Your Workplace Culture

Absorb LMS

Nilofer Merchant wrote a blog post for Harvard Business Review last year titled “ Culture Trumps Strategy, Every Time.” Based on that definition, culture is not what we say, but what we do without asking. healthy culture allows us to produce something with each other, not in spite of each other. ” Blatant Media is a culture-centric organization that fits Ms. The final line was….

Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

Its nearly Halloween and with that comes the shocking and fearful excitement or lack thereof of the scariest things on the plane appearing at the movie theaters, in costumes, television and for us, the course authoring tool market. Fear #1 – Evil Clown Pricing. Just in the past two years the per license cost of authoring tools has skyrocketed. So why the fear? 1,799 – per license.

Writing & Grammar: Verb Agreement

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    Verb agreement. On one level, it is considered elementary: one dog runs, two dogs run. But as soon as your sentences become a little more sophisticated, verb agreement becomes more challenging. For example, if I have a collective noun, such as staff, but the individual staff members act separately, do I use plural or singular? Is it. The staff is working on their new assignments this Monday. The staff are working on their new assignments this Monday. The staff is working on its new assignment this Monday. This mismatch is considered ungrammatical. 

What is a group of eReaders called?

Dont Waste Your Time

If a group of geese are called a ‘gaggle’, and a group of Hippopotamus’ are called a ‘crash’ (bet you didn’t know that), and a group of Zebras are called a ‘zeal’ (again, bet you didn’t know that) then what is/are a group of eReaders called? Could it be a ‘Whispercast’? Whispercast is the new free online ‘tool’ (product?)

Customer Training Completion Rates

Curious to learn how different factors in your training courses may affect completion rates? We crunched the numbers to help you set goals for course completion and build your content strategy. Download the study to learn what kind of content keeps learners engaged, how long courses should be, and more.

#mlearn12 impact of #learner interactions on mobile enabled open courses

Ignatia Webs

Presentation giving an overview of the first steps in a study looking at the impact of mobile accessibility on learner interactions in an open, online course. This presentation was given during mLearn12 in Helsinki, finland. First research data mlearn2012 mobile access in mooc course def from Inge Ignatia de Waard. mobile mLearning education research social media mobile learning mooc mobimooc

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Principles of Networked Unmanagement

Learning and Working on the Web

Cooperation. Collaboration is working together for a common objective, while cooperation is openly sharing, without any quid pro quo. Cooperation is a necessary behaviour to be open to serendipity and to encourage experimentation. In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration. Cooperation is a driver of creativity. As we shift to a networked economy, our organizational frameworks have to change.

How to Use a Learning Management System to Support Your Workplace Culture

Absorb LMS

Nilofer Merchant wrote a blog post for Harvard Business Review last year titled “ Culture Trumps Strategy, Every Time.” Based on that definition, culture is not what we say, but what we do without asking. healthy culture allows us to produce something with each other, not in spite of each other. ” Blatant Media is a culture-centric organization that fits Ms. The final line was….

How to Record Skype, Google Hangouts, and Webinars

Visual Lounge

This post offers a wealth of information when it comes to recording things like webinars, Google Hangouts, and Skype calls. Before we dive in, I want to highlight two takeaways: If you have Windows XP, you may not be able to do this without a workaround/hack (more detail in the PDF). The TechSmith products that work best for this task are Snagit 11.1 on Windows, Camtasia for Mac 2.2, Camtasia Studio 7 or 8, and Camtasia Relay 4.1.1. Now, Learn from Walter on the Forge, a PDF, or a Video Tutorial. Forge segment  that offers the most comprehensive and detailed overview. A PDF guide.

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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.

#mLearn12 David Parsons on digital divide

Ignatia Webs

David Parsons (black and grey sweater and matching jeans) always gives a clear presentation, based on clear academic arguments. Bridging digital divides in the learning process: challenges and implications of integrating ICTs Digital divide 3 parts: digital access, digital capability, digital outcome. Projects on digital divide tend to focus on access, so open territory for research.

Traditional training structures are changing

Learning and Working on the Web

Citrix GoToTraining has just released a paper I was commissioned to write, called What’s working and what’s not in online training. Here is the introduction, and you can read the rest at the link. will be following up on some of the themes I discuss in this paper in the coming weeks. The new challenge for learning professionals. Learning NetworkedLearning

eLearning: Are Games Really Necessary?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  I like the idea of games in learning, generally speaking. Why shouldn't learning be fun? Set the capitals of the states to music, turn the stock market into a game, great. But lately the eLearning community is all aflutter about the gamification of learning. Game this. Video that. Avatar everything! Sure, I think there's a place for games in learning. Yes, I think to some degree games can improve learner engagement. But what about retention? What about actual knowledge gain? And mostly, what about the message we, as eLearning developers, are sending?

Working the system

Learning with e's

One of the questions I discussed today with some of my third year teaching students was: what is the use of school exams? We discussed why we should put kids through the stress and anxiety of testing, when tests do little to help kids to learn meaningful things. Testing is essentially a snap shot of what the student knows when the test is administered. So what about the kids? Not a lot.

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.

Want to Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro? Then Check Out All of These PowerPoint Tips

Rapid eLearning

I’ve been doing this PowerPoint stuff for so long that I often think the tips I share are common knowledge and everyone knows them. But every time I do a workshop, I’m reminded that what may be old to me is often new to others. Over the years I’ve shared all sorts of PowerPoint tips and tricks. If you’re looking for a good resource on PowerPoint tips, this is a post worth bookmarking. Tidbits.

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Chance favours the Connected Company

Learning and Working on the Web

About 18 months ago I wrote in Embrace Chaos , that I think the outer edge will be where almost all high value work gets done in organizations. Core activities will be increasingly automated or outsourced and these will be managed by very few internal staff. Change and complexity will be the norm in our work and any work where complexity is not the norm will be of of diminishing value.

Becoming an Entrepreneurial Learner

Jane Hart

On 1st March 2012 John Seely Brown gave a keynote presentation at the DML (Digital Media and Learning) 2012 Conference in San Francisco, called  Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner in the 21st Century. You can watch the recording here , and you can read the transcript here. What does it mean to be a entrepreneurial learner? JSB tells us. “This does not mean how to become an entrepreneur.

#mLearn12 Lauri Jarvilehto on #games the learning playing brain

Ignatia Webs

Learning as Fun: introducing gaming pedagogy by Lauri Jarvilehto. www.filosofianakatemia.fi Wonderful keynote linking gaming to pedagogy to neuro-science! We can reproduce relevant information, because we engaged in it previously. Games that truly engage children and high quality substance, might result in the best possible learning. As teachers, you can redirect children into the flow.

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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.