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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?

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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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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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. 

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….

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.

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.

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.

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?

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….

First Data Corp.’s David Kuhl: Crowdsourcing Development

CLO Magazine

David Kuhl, senior vice president of HR at First Data Corp., got a little help from his learning friends to build a virtual corporate university to address employee needs. Even as a teenager, David Kuhl was accustomed to providing support and advice, but the choices centered not on learning but on what driver or putter to use while he was a caddy on golf courses in Minneapolis. &rdquo

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.

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

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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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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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.


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.

Moving the goalposts

Learning with e's

Listening to the Welsh Minister for Education and Skills speak yesterday at the iNet Conference in Cardiff made me question once more the reasons for school exams. What Leighton Andrews AM had to say in his speech made me also question the sanity of those behind the recent GCSE exams fiasco in England. Many students were disappointed by their downgraded results. And there is no comeback it seems.

Is Your Education Staff Ready for an eLearning System?

Web Courseworks

TMA Resources Interview on Best Practices in Association Technology I am honored to have been selected by TMA Resources to give my opinions on the “Best Practices in Association Technology”   Taking an inventory of your education staff’s skills before committing to a Learning Management System (LMS) is incredibly important.  Robust LMSs require administration, including catalog and [.]. eLearning

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Are you ready Tin Can

Moodle Journal

If you have been around the Mood le vle or for that matter any vle for a while, then you will have I am sure over the years developed and or deployed in support of eLearning various scorm packages. And I would judge that you are still enthusiastic about scorm, and if you are regular to this blog then you will know that we make good use of Wimba Create for College generated content.

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The Traits of Successful Leadership

CLO Magazine

Build successful leaders by focusing on creating alignment and synergy throughout the organization. Successful leaders are perceived as admired, respected and trusted. Great leaders are self-aware and lead with intent and purpose. Leaders who create organizational alignment become catalysts for other leaders to emulate. Overall, successful leaders: Close the gap between how they view themselves and how others view them by viewing their leadership through the lens of others. This involves seeking feedback. Leaders must also be attentive to feedback. Leaders must view feedback as information.

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.

Should I accept free e-learning for my organisation?

e-Learning Academy

Question from a client: We work closely with an affiliate organisation who has offered us their compliance e-learning for free. Should I accept? What are the risks? This is a great question. On the face of it, an organisation offering a copy of their e-learning for your use is a generous gesture. However, like all e-learning, [.]. Client question E-Learning strategy Implementation

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”.

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.

The Inconvenient Truth About Continuous Learning


“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

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.