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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.

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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.

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).

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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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.

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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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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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!

eBooks and Printed Books

Moodle Journal

I recall back in the early days of our vle here at College one of my selling points was that having materials in digital form would save not only on paper, but also those trips to the print room, and indeed this remains the case. After all, there is little savings to be found in many digital textbooks. Please feel free to comment

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Top 5 Mistakes Managers Make: Failing to Make Time For a Team

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 3: Communicating Poorly. Manager Mistake #3: Failing to Make Time For a Team.

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.

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

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?

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

#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?

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.