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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?

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.

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.

TV In The Future Of Learning

Upside Learning

In the last couple of posts, I have been exploring themes that are related to the future of technology-mediated learning. One element discussed was television and how TV will probably continue to hold its own in a ‘multi-screen’ world. TV already plays a huge role in our lives as entertainment, it also plays a huge role in learning. The delineation was quite clear.

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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.

Why not try a book? Cartoon

Dont Waste Your Time

For all my readers who don’t like eBooks, this one’s for you (source: DogHouseDiaries ). Related posts: Creative Commons explained (video). Infographic: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs & the Social Media that Fulfill ‘Em. Presentation: “Creative Commons: What every Educator needs to know” eBook Book Cartoon eBooks

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.

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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….

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.

#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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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?

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.

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. 

#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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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.

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….

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?)

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?

#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.

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!

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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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

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Understanding the LinkedIn Talent Brand Index

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week LinkedIn announced the Talent Brand Index , an exciting and innovative new tool to help companies target and improve their talent acquisition programs. In this blog post I'd like to explain it in a little detail. Recruiting: Meet Marketing. Marketing: Meet Recruiting. Businesses spend more than $3,000 per hire on recruitment , and often 20 times this on senior positions.

#mlearn12 learning analytics in #mobile and pervasive learning environments by Naif Aljohani

Ignatia Webs

Liveblogging from mLearn12: learning analytics in mobile and pervasive learning environments Naif Aljohani Clean nice suit, glasses and linking to other researchers to anchor it into existing research and adding his ideas. Despite many difficulties in its widespread implementation, it has proved to be a very useful way to support failing learners. Aljohani, Naif R. Davis, Hugh C. and Loke, Seng W.

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.

Mac Troubleshooting: It's Time for the Time Machine

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  When I need to create screen captures on my Macintosh, I turn to  Skitch. Skitch is simple to use, it's stable, and, heck, I even like the way the app looks. I  I love it.    When I heard that a new version of Skitch was available, I immediately upgraded. I  I soon regretted my decision. After starting the new Skitch, I was now required to have an Evernote account to use Skitch. The simple functionality I once enjoyed was gone. wanted my old Skitch back. Select  Applications. Click  Restore.  

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On Trojan Mice

Learning and Working on the Web

In Organizations don’t tweet, people do , Euan Semple talks about Trojan mice, an idea he got from Peter Fryer at trojanmice.com. These are small change initiatives, that do not require the coordinated effort of something like a Trojan horse : trojanmice, on the other hand, are small, well focused changes, which are introduced on an ongoing basis in an inconspicuous way. Repeat.

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Understanding the LinkedIn Talent Brand Index

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week LinkedIn announced the Talent Brand Index , an exciting and innovative new tool to help companies target and improve their talent acquisition programs. In this blog post I'd like to explain it in a little detail. Recruiting: Meet Marketing. Marketing: Meet Recruiting. Businesses spend more than $3,000 per hire on recruitment , and often 20 times this on senior positions.

Opening the Black-Box to Evaluation

The Peformance Improvement

Black-box evaluation is measuring the effects of a program or service without examining the nature of that program or service. It is evaluating what people think and do after the intervention (e.g., training, classroom education, e-learning, coaching, policy change) and then attributing that behavior change or lack of change to what happened in the “black box”.

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.

Learning There

Clark Quinn

A respected colleague recently suggested that Andy Clark’s Being There as a read to characterize the new views of cognition, so I checked it out. The book covers the new emerging views of cognition, grounded in the connectionist revolution and incorporating a wide variety of neural and robotic studies. The interesting thing to me are the implications for learning and instruction. The book makes the case that the way we think is not only heavily tied to our contexts, but that we co-construct the world in ways that affect our thinking in profound ways. This isn’t easy reading.

ADDIE Must Die!

KnowledgeStar

NOTE (October, 2012): I first posted this piece in 2004. At the time I was looking at educational theories and methods that had been developed in the early 1970′s that rather mysteriously became the de facto standard for developing educational programs. I saw two major problems. The first is obvious. The way we learned back [.]. Education Future of education instructional design Learning Social Learning

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Enterprise Learners v Entrepreneurial Learners

Jane Hart

A few days ago I made a posting in which I shared an animated video of a keynote presentation by John Seely Brown in which he talked about the concept of the entrepreneurial learner, and today I’d like to follow up on that post. To recap, and to explain the term, “enterpreneurial learner”, JSB says: “This does not mean how to become an entrepreneur. itashare. Social learning

Myths, Monsters & Performer Support

Living in Learning

Training as a profession has always sort of been in a “sales” role. Selling the shift from classroom training to on-line e-learning, and then back again as a compromise to protect a draft pick and a player to be named later. We sold sexy flash-based on-line courses. We sold the need for a big honking LMS. The biggest “sale” of all was that “Training drives performance!” which was bought hook line and sinker by business stakeholders. They bought our shtick and internalized it to the point that anything that even smelled like performance issues meant training was the solution.

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.

How to Get Free Adobe Captivate, eLearning Suite & Adobe Presenter Upgrades for the Next Two Years

Adobe Captivate

Wondering how you can get free upgrades for Adobe eLearning Suite 6, Adobe Captivate 6 or Adobe Presenter 8 for the next two years? Read on for an amazing tip. Adobe has a new program in place for eLearning products (Adobe Software Assurance) that genuinely excites the bargain hunter in me and I wanted to [.]. Adobe Presenter eLearning Suite eLearning this week Rapid Authoring Technical Support Training and Tutorials Whats new Adobe Software Assurance

The Inconvenient Truth About Continuous Learning

KnowledgeStar

“In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.” Eric Hoffer Here are the facts: The vast majority of learning programs still rely on event-driven formal learning models. Formal and informal together are only a small [.]. Learning

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