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E-learning is dead, long live learning

Clive on Learning

I produced this short video to accompany the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine and due to be launched today. I'll be posting about it over the next few weeks

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Challenges Facing Trainers Trying to Implement Serious Games

Kapp Notes

Here is a question I was asked the other day and some of my thoughts. What is the greatest challenge still facing trainers trying to successfully implement serious games and simulations to train their workforce? And how do you recommend they meet this challenge? Using Xbox Kinect to learn to direct a plane. Image Courtesy of Designing Digitally. To learn more, check out: Games

The Future of Learning (Video & Report)

Upside Learning

This morning I stumbled upon an excellent report ‘ Learning & Education in the Networked Society ’ on the Thinking Ahead section of Ericsson’s website. There’s an accompanying 20 min video titled ‘The Future of Learning’; I’ve linked to that below, take a look. particularly liked some of the thoughts expressed in the video which I reproduce below (may not be the exact words though).

Technology sinner

Allison Rossett

That technology sinner is me. sinned this morning. awoke at 5:30 AM to address an elearning conference in Europe via Adobe Connect. By 5:50 AM, with colorful earrings in my ears, and virtually suitable clothing on top, I was ready for the webinar. This isn’t about technology failure. Connect worked like a charm. Or I think it did. And therein lies the problem. tried. worked at it. Not a hint.

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.

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The Four Stages of Mobile Maturity

Upside Learning

After posing some questions about what constitutes a mobile learning ecosystem , I’ve continued working towards a model that can describe a mobile learning ecosystem, a task far harder than initially imagined. As has been discussed endlessly on our blog before, the future of learning is mobile. Keeping it simple –. Stage 1 – Infancy. First mobile devices make an entry into the organizations.

Putting the Design back into Instructional Design #DevLearn

Learning Visions

Here are my slides from my presentation on Thursday, November 1, 2013 at the eLearning Guild DevLearn conference in Las Vegas. Putting Design Back into Instructional Design from cammybean. Thanks to a great audience -- we had lively conversation and great food for thought

South African #mLearning projects and calls for collaboration

Ignatia Webs

If you are looking for ways to connect to South African researchers engaged and passionate about mobile learning. Look at the people mentioned in this post and connect with them. They are wonderful mLearning experts and … open to collaboration. As mobile learning gets more broadly accepted, meeting inspiration people around the world gives rise to new ideas. Quite a challenge as we all know.

How Did You Get Interested in Games for Learning?

Kapp Notes

One question I am frequently asked is “How did you get interested in games for learning?” ” When did you notice that games could play a role in corporate learning? There are a number of incidents that eventually lead to my study of the subject. Some involve watching a poker tournament and learning that online poker was used as a way of practicing for real poker play. But here is a progression over time of my thinking. noticed that games could play a role in corporate learning on my first internship out of college. He needed some people to test the game and I volunteered.

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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.

Mobile Learning: The Future of Workplace Learning (CLO Summit India – Slidedeck)

Upside Learning

Last week I was at the CLO Summit, one of the largest gatherings of L&D professionals in India. Held in Mumbai, the event saw some eminent industry experts talk on different topics related to L&D in the workplace. I too had an opportunity to share my thoughts, as part of panel of power session on the future trends and tools in L&D under the track ‘Mobile Social and E-Learning’.

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Designing Backward and Forward

Clark Quinn

At the recent DevLearn, several of us gathered together in a Junto  to talk about issues we felt were becoming important for our field. Let me try to make that concrete. In my mind, the focus should be on what decisions learners should be making at this point, not what rote things we’re expecting them to do.  If it’s rote, we’re liable to be bad at it. if they’re people).

Sharing last nights presentation on #mobile #MOOC and learner interactions

Ignatia Webs

Below you can find the slides I used for the CIDER session that was organized by the Canadian Institute for Distance Education yesterday. If you want to hear the whole story with more information on each slide and the somewhat coherent story behind the slides, you can have a look at this 57 minute recording session.

Writing & Grammar: Apostrophes and Pronouns

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    The apostrophe can indicate possessive or sometimes plural, as we have recently seen. But wait, there's more: the apostrophe can form a contraction: collapsing two words together and leaving out some letters. Some examples are  could've- -short for  could have --and  must've , which is short for  must have. Pronunciation does not help us with other common errors: mixing up possessive pronouns, contractions, and other homonyms (words that sound alike but have different meanings and/or spellings). Possessive. Contraction. there.

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.

GamesShow Webinar – Twitter Brief

Raptivity

Raptivity had organized the Games Show webinar on 8th November, 2012. Hashtag(#) for the webinar: #GamesShow @Raptivity : Key speaker at the webinar – @ heroskills Nadine Jeffers #GamesShow bit.ly/SdfPjg SdfPjg #Raptivity @Raptivity : Hosts for the webinar are Jamaica Bracken& [.]. Education Software eLearning tools Free webinar raptivity Early Childhood Development First Aid game based interactivity courses GamesShow Webinar Million Dollar Quiz

Learning Design: When You Just Don’t Know Where to Start

Mindflash

ADDIE is good, SAM is good. DMADDI is good. AGILE is good. Rapid instructional design is good. But sometimes a course design project can be overwhelming, and these design models are not specific enough to answer the question, “OK, so what do I write on the page right now?” Write Learning Objectives:  This is where to start when you do not know where to start. There is not rule here.

Free CIDER session on #Ubiquitous #MOOCs and learner interactions

Ignatia Webs

Tomorrow, Wednesday 7th November, I will be presenting one of the free CIDER sessions organized by the Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research. The title of this 40 minute presentation (with interactions during or after) will be: Looking at Ubiquitous MOOC Learner Interactions. During this session, I will take a look at what MOOCs are and how ubiquity affects learner interactions. MOOCs are a contemporary course format that allows students from all parts of the world to connect and interact on specific topics. Registration is not required; so all of you are welcome!

Adobe Captivate 6: When It Comes to Video Color Mode, Every Bit Counts

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    A student attending a recent  Advanced Captivate 6 online class  was lamenting the poor color quality in her Captivate lessons. She had recorded a lesson using a combination of the Simulation and Video modes. When she previewed her lesson to the class, we could clearly see a shift in color quality between the slides in the simulation part of the lesson and the video portion. The slides themselves looked great. the color in the video was not very good at all.) The lower setting will result in smaller videos. It's a simple process.

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.

Social Business by the Numbers

Marcia Conner

Seeking the source of a specific statistic that I included in a talk ? In followup to my  list of websites with data relevant to social business , many people have asked for pointers to some of the most interesting data about social media, social business, and engagement. My aim will be to update this list as I discover more numbers that make points better than words. 58% are using it. AdAge.

What is learning’s role?

Learning and Working on the Web

My colleague, Clark Quinn , in Building a Performance Ecosystem   states that the benefits of maximum information for people to get work done, combined with minium barriers to achieve their work goals, are good for the entire organization. “ When they [workers] can get the resources they need and the right people to assist when necessary, the performance benefits are obvious. itashare.

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#DevLearn retrospective: Start dreaming about the future of eLearning

Challenge to Learn

This year more than ever DevLearn addressed the future of eLearning. The message from the keynote by John Landau was that imagination precedes the technique. The stories in movies like Titanic and Avatar were impossible to realize with the techniques available at the time the stories were written. So they created the techniques in order to be able to create the movies. It’s normal. So what to do?

Adobe FrameMaker 11: Get Miffed

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Barb Binder    I received another great question from one of my FrameMaker students :  Hi Barb. real quick question. have FrameMaker version 9.    I downloaded the trial for 11 to take your class. My 30 day trial ends today. attempted to open my FrameMaker 11 files using FrameMaker 9 but can't. Suggestions? You just need to save the FrameMaker 11 files into a format that FrameMaker 9 will understand. FrameMaker uses a format called  MIF  for this situation. Here's how you create a MIF: Open the file in FrameMaker 11. That should do it!

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

This Week On #TalkTech: Game Based Learning, Human Computer Interaction and Google’s Authoring Tool

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.  We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We’re never at a loss for new tech news, apps, and interesting blogs to explore in our weekly chats. Take a look at what we have planned for this week: Topic 1: How does game based learning encourage mastery over mediocrity? Karl Kapp's book is full of great information on gamification. There is plenty of talk about the differences between game based learning and gamification. Think again. No Problem.

Enterprise social network dimensions

Learning and Working on the Web

Many organizations are using social media and social networks, but how do they know if they are using them appropriately or adequately? Do they have all the aspects of collaboration and cooperation supported in order to succeed as a social business? hope it provides some clarity and would appreciate any feedback or further building upon these ideas. InternetTime SocialBusiness

What sort of journalist am I?

Clive on Learning

Having just reached a major milestone birthday (I'll leave you to figure out whether that's 30 or 40), I feel justified in reflecting on the role that blogging is likely to play in the years to come. I've just made major investments in three new all-consuming hobbies - photography, video and piano playing - and I need time to make sure I get a good return on all three. At the same time, there's plenty of demand for my services as a learning technologist (which is what I've recently decided to call myself) so surely something has to give. Well, for now at least, it will not be blogging.

Over 40 Rapid E-Learning Posts with Free PowerPoint Templates & E-Learning Assets

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint is hot. This makes sense because it’s the most popular elearning tool out there. It’s easy to learn. And once you understand how to use it to build rapid elearning courses , the sky’s the limit. In an earlier post I listed all of the ones that dealt with PowerPoint. It’s a good one to bookmark. Be sure to take advantage of the free templates & assets in the elearning community , too.

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Training Consumed in 60 Seconds: Microlearning Is Made For Today's Growing Teams

Microlearning is a way to solve the problems facing educators and trainers of today. Learn how to create effective training programs through Microlearning with Grovo.

PELeCON 2013 … Are you ready? #pelc13

Dont Waste Your Time

Are you thinking ahead to conferences next year, which ones you’ll attend and which ones you’ll submit to? Yeah, me too, which is why this ‘teaser’ video from the Plymouth Enhanced Learning Conference (PELeCON, April 10-12, 2013) couldn’t have come at a better time: YouTube: PELeCON 2013 teaser video – Plymouth E-Learning Conference. ” Are you going?

Professional Learning Portfolios Workshop

Jane Hart

In The future belongs to those who take charge of their own learning I talked about how enterprise training will only provide you with the skills you need to do your basic duties, so in order to to keep your skills up to date, you will need to take charge of your own professional learning. Here’s the link to the Professional Learning Portfolios Workshop. leaning portfolios Social learning

Workday drops the Other Shoe(s): BigData Analytics, Recruiting, and Extensible Objects

Learning on the Leading Edge

Workday, the “built for the cloud” challenger to Oracle and SAP for the $133 billion dollar ERP market, made several major announcements this week. While originally offered as an HRMS, the system now includes a well developed financials module and is rapidly becoming an end-to-end business management platform. Under the covers the product is quite innovative. Workday BigData Analytics.