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6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have heard by now that mobile learning is no longer the next big thing – it IS the big thing. Here is a quick breakdown of the mobile learning trends you need to be watching. All of these trends saw significant uptake in 2012… and look to continue. 1. mLearning in the classroom…and in the workplace. The best part? Snack learning”.

Ideas About Games and Learner Assessment

Kapp Notes

Just read an article in our local newspaper that indicated the state of Pennsylvania spent $30 million dollars last year on testing. It kinda made me sick…especially since fill-in-the-blank testing only really has value when measuring a person’s ability to be successful at fill-in-the-blank tests, no real-world application. Games would be so much better at teaching application. Games

The power of one

E-Learning Provocateur

A lifetime ago I worked in an office that, like most others, had a tacit dress code. A tie was not mandatory unless you were meeting clients; otherwise a collared shirt and sensible slacks (or a nice blouse and a long-enough skirt) sufficed. Then the next week, more people were in their civvies. You would look very strange indeed if you turned up in a suit. Are you using it? Ironic, eh?

Writing & Grammar: Proper Punctuation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    Last week I issued a punctuation challenge to you "skills and drills" readers. Here is the paragraph shown as it was punctuated when it was originally published: Until very recently, the only way you could distribute multimedia files over the Web was by using external files as described in the first half of this chapter.   --From Teach Yourself Web Publishing  with HTML 3.2 by Laura Lemay. Some acceptable variations (and some commentary) include the following: The comma after the first three-word introductory phrase is optional.


[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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The power of one

E-Learning Provocateur

A lifetime ago I worked in an office that, like most others, had a tacit dress code. A tie was not mandatory unless you were meeting clients; otherwise a collared shirt and sensible slacks (or a nice blouse and a long-enough skirt) sufficed. Then the next week, more people were in their civvies. You would look very strange indeed if you turned up in a suit. Are you using it? Ironic, eh?

Quick Recap – Launch Webinar of Games and Simulations Interactions in HTML5


Team Raptivity extends warm thanks to all the participants of the complimentary webinar “Raptivity launches Games and Simulations – Now in HTML5” held on Wednesday, 12th September, 2012. It was conducted in US friendly time zone catering to eLearning enthusiasts. [.]. eLearning tools Flash Free webinar HTML5 mLearning PowerPoint raptivity demands of mobile learning Flash and HTML5 games launch webinar Q&A session Simulations

Adobe RoboHelp: Pining to Pin?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    When I use a program frequently, I tend to pin the program to my Taskbar for quick access. If you've never pinned an application to the Taskbar, it's a simple process. On Windows 7, click the  Start  button on the Taskbar and find the program you'd like to pin. Of course, I use Adobe RoboHelp every day too. What gives? Not so fast.

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5 Tips To Evaluate The Success Of LMS Switch

Upside Learning

You have finally switched over to a new LMS. major load has been lifted off your shoulders. You now plan to sit back and let the new LMS take its time to set in. But before you get too comfortable with the new LMS, it’s important you evaluate how good the switch has been for you. Below are 5 tips that will help you evaluate the success of your LMS switch: 1.Checklist against key drivers.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

In an Internet minute

Learning with e's

The futurologist Ray Kurzweil once said that 'change is not linear, it is exponential.' Sociologist Alvin Toffler described three waves of evolution in our interaction with tools. The first two, the agricultural and industrial revolutions laid the foundations for the larger, Third Wave - the technology revolution. These staggering metrics are only the tip of the iceberg. Unported License.

weeLearning 6 – Roundup


weeLearning 6 was all about video in learning, here's what people were saying about it Read more › events annotag jisc video

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What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. By  Jay Cross | Chief Executive Officer, Internet Time Alliance. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. Higher education institutions must capitalize on this shift. Co-written with  Chris Sessums | Director of Educational Research, Internet Time Lab. Where do I post my profile?

Here’s How to Convert Click & Read to Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

One of the most frequent questions I get is how to convert linear, click-and-read courses to something more interactive. Linear courses are often the result of our focus on sharing information and not knowing how to move beyond this. In today’s post we’ll look at a few guiding principles that help in the transition from linear to interactive elearning. The Interactive Trifecta. Relevance.

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The future is a big place

Learning with e's

If I have learnt nothing else this week, I have learnt that the future is a very, very big place. wrote recently that we live in exponential times , and this was brought home to all of us this week at The Windsor Debates. We are simply not prepared for the future. We are not ready for the rapid and wide reaching changes that will impact us all in the next few decades. The demise of Kodak was cited.

Learning Design isn’t for the wimpy

Clark Quinn

I’ve had my head down on a major project, a bunch of upcoming speaking engagements, some writing I’ve agreed to do, and…(hence the relative paucity of blog posts). That project, however, has been interesting for a variety of reasons, and one really is worth sharing: ID isn’t easy.  We’ve been given some content, and it’s not just about being good little IDs and taking what they give us and designing instruction from it.  We could do it, but it would be a disaster (in this case, that’s what we’re working from, a too-rote too-knowledge-dump course.

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Workplace learning: Do You Incorporate SEO in the Content You Put Online?

Connect Thinking

One of the advantages I have runnning by own websites is the opportunity to experiment with SEO – Search Engine Optomisation. It’s a vital component of a content marketing strategy which I wrote about last blog post. Search Engine Optimisation is all about maximising website traffic. It’s the strategy used to ensure your content is most easily visible to the right people.

October 12: easygenerator to release the free edition of her authoring tool

Challenge to Learn

Easygenerator has decided to launch the free edition of het authoring tool on October 12 th. From that day on it will be possible to go to the easygenerator website, fill in a form and start working in easygenerator within a minute. This edition is completely free of charge and without any time limits. This blog post will give you an overview on what you can expect from this free edition.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Live to learn

Learning with e's

As I was walking in to the university yesterday, a thought struck me. asked myself the question, why do I work at the university? It certainly isn't because of the money. Firstly, I could earn a heck of a lot more in other industries. Secondly, I don't really need to work any more. So why do I stay employed? live to learn. That's the kind of awe we should feel when we consider learning.

Developer's Perspective of Adobe Captivate 6

Integrated Learnings

by Jonathan Shoaf. Some people get excited about the new fall TV shows in September. Baseball fans get excited for the MLB playoffs in October. Developers, like me, get excited for new releases of software. All the new features and improved exciting! Now that I've taken a look at the new release of Adobe Captivate I find myself only somewhat excited about making the upgrade from the previous version. Overall, Captivate 6 is still the same Captivate you know (and hopefully love). Let's get into the meat of it. PowerPoint Capabilities. Quizzing Improvements. Introducing Themes.

Research for Practitioners: Social Interaction, Belief, and Learning by Julie Dirksen

Learning Solutions Magazine

Do you learn more by interacting with a live person, or by interacting with a computer? Does the belief that you are interacting with another person (as opposed to a computer) affect learning? In this first installment of our new research review series, a study looks beyond the Turing Test. This article summarizes the findings and offers some implications for instructional design.

The Tin-Can Calamity: RESOLVED!


A few weeks ago I wrote about the ongoing difficulties this project was having with SCORM protocol, specifically the new Tin-Can API that is on the cusp of changing the industry (albeit slowly). For those of you who don’t care either way, then I can see how this news isn’t all that revolutionary. Let me put it another way. As always, feel free to ask any questions or leave comments. Tweet.


A Development Journey to More Effective Managers [Infographic]

Limitless learning

Learning with e's

The personal learning environment (PLE) is still a bone of contention. Over at the Open University of Catalonia, in Barcelona, Ismael Peña-López has been doing some stirling work on theories surrounding Vygotsky's learning model and PLEs. His article can be accessed here in its entirety. Ismael starts by simplifying Vygotskian theory. For me, the PLE is peculiar to the individual who makes it.

Who’s Leading Innovation?

CLO Magazine

Leaders are critical to create and sustain an innovation culture, but new research suggests they also might be the weakest link. That moment has passed. Innovation has returned to its rightful place as a top focus area for executives. In The Conference Board’s 2012 CEO Challenge study, innovation was identified as the top CEO priority. When leaders do what they need to, innovation thrives.

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Is the LMS Dead?

Web Courseworks

Reflecting on this in Chicago October 24th! During the past few years, I have seen a lot of discussion about whether or not Learning Management Systems (LMS) are dead. Recently, cell phones and tablets and the strong use of social media has disrupted the concept/meaning of what an LMS is. Over the past ten years, [.]. eLearning aLearning CLOMedia CMS David Wilkins Ed Cohen elearning Ellen Behrens Jon Aleckson Learning 3.0 LMS moodle software strategic objects The Social Enterprise Blog Training Magazine Web Courseworks

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Cost & time saving benefits of using eLearning: The Mobile Money story


Mobile Money was founded in 1998 and was the UK’s first cash log book loans company, providing cash loans at a national level. Unlike most loan companies, they operate a branch network of friendly staff and they currently have 33 branches throughout England and Wales. Mobile Money found the eFront eLearning solution was the best solution to design not only impressive eLearning Courses, but also assessments and tests and to keep a record of all training undertaken by staff. For more, please download the case study: Mobile Money customer Story from eFrontLearning.

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