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AR: Augmenting the Reality of Learning

Social Learning

Introduction to AR. Augmented reality (AR), as defined by the infallible Wikipedia, is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.  It differs from virtual reality in that it modifies the real world instead of replacing it with a simulated one.

Adobe Captivate: Create Object Styles on the Fly

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Last week I talked about the importance of saving changes to existing object styles so that you can ensure a consistent appearance of slide objects, project-wide. I'd like to take that concept one step further. In  In the image below, the Style being used on all of the text captions in my project is once again the  [Default Caption Style]. Just like last week , I wasn't happy with the font or font size used in any of my project captions. From that point forward, the [Default Caption Style] will display the updated formatting.

Thinking About Social Media

Kapp Notes

One thing about Social Media is that new technologies claiming to be a new form of Socail Media are being introduced almost daily. To help determine if a new technology qualifies as Social Media or not, Li and Benoff (2008) in their book Groundswell created a list of questions to consider when determining if technology should be included as Knowledge Media. Ask these questions when evaluating how effective a new piece of software will be in terms of enhancing the exchange of knowledge within an organization: Does it enable people to connect with each other in new ways? Is sign up effortless?

Infographic: How To Train Your Employees To Handle Your Social Media

Mindflash

Social media consultants can be an expensive addition to your business. But in this day and age, no company can operate without a sound social plan. Despite the swanky pitches you may receive from pros, your best social media team might actually be your current workforce. But how can you find your company’s natural social media rockstars and get your entire team on board with your goals?

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.

How we think about learning influences our e-learning practice

Connect Thinking

My EdD Supervisor is Emeitus Paul Hager , an educational philosopher who keeps it ‘real’ for me when it comes to the inter-relationship between learning and technology. recently read a number of Paul’s papers about learning in the workplace. Typical learning technologies (LMS, e-learning courseware) has served to reinforce theoretical aspects associated with psychology (column 1).

International Women’s Day: women in top positions at universities and women in ICT

Ignatia Webs

Happy international Women’s day to all of us! A lot has changed in the last 100 years for women worldwide, but there is still a lot to do. So why not start my next train of blogposts (after a refreshing and intense writing vacation) with a gender blogpost? As a feminist (since early birth, thanks mom and dad!) I am thrilled to be part of the technological wave that sweeps all nations. Interesting.

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Week 3

Visual Lounge

It's the third week of the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive ! You can also catch up on the first and second week blog posts. This week each business gave us their persepctive on how things were going with Camtasia today versus during the first week. Are they using it in ways different than they originally thought they would? Are there new barriers that popped up? CiesaDesign. www.ciesadesign.com.

Content is a tyrant.

Learning with e's

Never before has gaining access to information been so easy. The imminent arrival of widespread 4G broadband and LTE ( Long Term Evolution ) will usher in wider availability to information and push even more data to our mobile devices over the same amount of radio spectrum. At least that is the plan. But in adopting these communication advances, are we also opening the door for a deluge of content?

Using Twitter as a Professional Development Tool

The Learning Circuits

Last week during a discussion about design, Jeanette Campos asked me a fairly is simple question: What are the three artifacts that have shaped you most as a designer of creative learning solutions to complex problems? Immediately one word came to mind: Twitter. It isn't the tool itself that has been so impact full for me; it's the world to which Twitter opened up to me. started my career as a learning and performance professional much the same way many in our field do: without any training or education on what it means to work in this field. recall those early years well. Put another way.

Reimagining Learning

Clark Quinn

On the way to the recent Up To All Of Us un conference  (#utaou), I hadn’t planned an agenda. However, I was growing through the diagrams that I’d created on my iPad, and discovered one that I’d frankly forgotten. Which was nice, because it allowed me to review it with fresh eyes, and it resonated. And I decided to put it out at the event to get feedback. This unpacks.

Organizational Culture: Ignore at Your Own Risk

The Peformance Improvement

The term “culture” is getting much use these days, but I’m afraid it has become a Rorschach for whatever people want to say about an organization. In an interview for the Wall Street Journal , Mark Pincus, CEO of the fast-growing, online social-gaming company Zynga Inc., All of these things might be indicators of culture, but they don’t tell us the nature of Zynga’s culture. auto companies.

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.

The black hole of adult education

E-Learning Provocateur

So the Russians want to build a research base on the moon , and they want NASA and the European Space Agency to help them. Anyone who has read Off The Planet by Jerry Linenger knows that this idea has about as much chance of getting up as Vladimir Putin has of winning American Idol. Linenger knows better than most: he spent 5 months on Mir. They had not kept abreast of the changes on Mir.

Making collaborative work work

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Everyone talks about collaboration in the workplace today but what does it really mean? How do you get from here to there? Every snake oil salesman is selling social something: enterprise social; social learning; social CRM; etc. For me boils down to three principles. Narration of Work:  This means actually talking about what you are doing. In an organization, narration can take many forms.

A Free Webinar Invitation to discuss Rapid Development in Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

Float Learning  has invited me as a guest speaker for an upcoming webinar under a series called  The Mobile Learning Conversations. The thing I like most about how Float Learning is going about hosting webinars about Mobile Learning is the nonchalant approach to the discussion. In fact the only scripted part of these webinars is the title. Send to Kindle. eLearning Mobile Learning

Exploring social learning with Ben Betts

Clive on Learning

This week I got to have a go with Curatr 2 , the just-released, latest version of what has to be one of the most interesting learning platforms on the market, one that I would love to use within the context of a real learning intervention. In going through the demo, one of the objects I explored was a video of Ben Betts talking about social learning. In this video, Ben made the claim that "People build knowledge for themselves in a social situation." Sure, the social component is important but many people learn quite happily on their own. Ben: It's a hell of a debate. What do you reckon?

Learning Innovation Talks 01 - ROCKED!

ZaidLearn

Title : Learning Innovation Talks (LIT) Date : 7 March 2012 Time : 8.30 am - 5.30 pm Venue : Level 3, Wisma R&D, University of Malaya LEARNING INNOVATION TALKS (LIT) LIT was simply AWESOME in so many ways! CONGRATULATIONS and a BIG BIG BIG THANK YOU (AND HUG!) TO EVERYON E involved. At the moment I am too exhausted, and simply in NO MOOD to reflect (Yet!) and share some thoughts about LIT.

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.

Subject matter networks

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet “I think the singular SME is an antiquated a notion as the solitary game player & our development pipelines need to change.” ” writes Mark Oehlert , on Twitter. Mark coined the term, subject matter networks , as a change from the industrial concept of subject matter expert, or SME, a term I first heard in the military in the mid-1970′s. We have become connected.

The Importance of having a Singular Computing Experience for Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

Here’s a quote that resonated well with me, especially because of the many devices I own and the way they impact my daily life, and I completely agree that our relationship with technology becomes more and more promiscuous every day. And it’s not that the smartphone is any better or easier for getting things done, it’s just that it’s there, it’s on, so you’re going to do it on that device.”. via  Mobile First: How ESPN Delivers to the Best Available Screen – Forbes. One more example is a Google Chrome plug-in that I use quite a bit between my PC and Mac and my Android devices.

Learning Without Training

Jay Cross

Successful businesses insure that software and tools are available for such things as bookmarking reference information, collaborating on tasks, searching organizational content, recording knowledge for peer learning, reinforcing of key concepts, locating experts, accessing outside information, and connecting with customers and partners. Note what’s happening here. Just Jay

Nuts and Bolts: Buy or Build? by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

Is it always necessary to create a custom, in-house solution? Jane looks at the cases when an outsourced or off-the-shelf product makes more sense, and provides a job aid. Design Strategies Development Strategies Getting Started Management Strategies

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!

Do You Know the Answers to These Rapid E-Learning Questions?

Rapid eLearning

Recently I participated in an interview-style webinar for the E-Learning Guild. really liked the process they used. It was a hybrid webinar—part interview and part presentation. They sent some questions and then I made up slides to go with my answers. broke the interview questions into a few chunks. Today we’ll look at the rapid elearning questions. What is Rapid E-Learning? This is good. Tidbits.

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Why People Hate Training, and How to Overcome It

Mindflash

“It’s not that people don’t like what you do; it’s just that nobody likes training. Nobody. You do an excellent job, but still… people hate training.” ” That’s a direct quote from an organization’s senior human resources manager. It represents one of the biggest hurdles that learning and performance professionals must deal with.

Is 70:20:10 valid?

Jay Cross

Successful managers learn three to four times as much from experience as from interaction with bosses, coaches, and mentors. And they learn about twice as much from those conversations as in classrooms and formal learning programs. The shorthand label for this viewpoint is “70:20:10.” ” It’s a handy framework to keep in mind, particularly when someone mistakenly thinks all learning is formal learning. As Charles Handy has said, “Real learning is not what most of us grew up thinking it was.” Of course not. think he is using the wrong yardstick. No, no, no.

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MOOCs for the win!

George Siemens

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are getting attention on various blogs and news sites. I’ll try and synthesize the conversation over the last few weeks and describe the role of MOOCs in education. The Conversation so far… Clark Quinn kicked of the current conversation in MOOC Reflections where he explores the distinctions between the current generation of Coursera/Standford open online courses and the connectivist model that Stephen Downes, Dave Cormier, and I have offered. The connectivist MOOCs, on the other hand, are highly social. Or will that destroy them?”

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.

Photos + Movement = Photeo (Part 1 of 3) by Stephen Haskin and Megan Torrance

Learning Solutions Magazine

A photeo is a video-like experience that creates a sense of movement and emotion out of still. photographs, short video clips from other productions, music, and narration. Readers in North. America may be familiar with photeos from Ken Burns’ series on Public Television, “The Civil War.”. This three-part series will show you how to use the low-cost photeo technique appropriately in. eLearning.

Design For Behavior Change

Usable Learning

So, last week I did a keynote at the Humana Learning Consortium conference, which is a  great little internal conference for Humana’s learning and development folks, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there. The topic I spoke on was Design … Continue reading →

Checklist: transforming corporate learning

Jay Cross

If you don’t get this, it will get you. Experience has taught us that making over a training department into a business learning function requires these activities: Sell the vision of learning as a value-creating component of social business. articulate the vision and value of Working Smarter to executive management. explain how to integrate learning & development into the fabric of the business. position learning and development as on-going processes in the workplace. recognize continuous learning as the engine of innovation and continuous improvement. Make the vision a reality.

Who let the blogs out?

Learning with e's

Who, who, who who? Exactly. have unleashed my blog. It was about time. For all these years I have been focusing mainly on content. It was substance over style. Focusing solely on content at the expense of context is a mistake. In my previous blog posts I discussed the age old debate about the tension between the two, but I have come to the conclusion that content and context are not a binary.

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.

Revealed: Shocking Secrets of a Storyboard Pro

The eLearning Coach

Finally, a storyboard master reveals his techniques. Post from: The eLearning Coach Revealed: Shocking Secrets of a Storyboard Pro. Storyboarding

Design For Behavior Change

Usable Learning

So, last week I did a keynote at the Humana Learning Consortium conference, which is a  great little internal conference for Humana’s learning and development folks, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there. The topic I spoke on was Design … Continue reading →

Distributed research needs collaborative researchers

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet “What Sanofi is doing is reducing its own internal research capacity,” he said. The days when we locked all of our scientists up in a building and put them on a nice tree-lined campus are done. We will do less of our own research. We’re not going to get out of research. ” It seems Sanofi is moving to a more networked way of doing business. Narration of Work. Distribution of Power.

The Back Channel and the Rule of Threes

Jay Cross

It’s a law of nature. There are always three things. Trust me on this. Think of an event — a workshop, a class, a meeting, or a presentation. Something always comes before and there’s always an aftermath. All too often, we neglect the Beginning and Next phases. This limits our thinking to the event and blinds us to the larger process. We have invited you here to do just that.

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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.

70-20-10 Approach Is it New? Is it different this time? LearningCafe Theme of the Month

Learning Cafe

Are we going back to a full circle? The “70-20-10” refers to how you should allocate professional development: 70% of all development should occur on-the-job, 20% from relationships, networking and feedback, and 10% from formal training opportunities. The 70:20:10 framework is just a little like Alice’s Looking-Glass House. It shifts the workload back to the line manager. Panel.

Raptivity Essential : Now Build HTML5 and Flash Interactions Simultaneously

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

As Harbinger Knowledge Products unveils a brand new version of Raptivity Essential that lets you publish interactions in the HTML5 format in addition to Flash SWF format, I thought it would be interesting to talk to Shweta Kulkarni, who was involved deeply in the engineering of this product upgrade. What is the significance of Raptivity Essential? Raptivity Essential provides a sufficient selection of templates for a novice user to get a hold of interactive learning. What prompted you to go the HTML5 way? What makes this a significant milestone? And more are in the works as we speak.

E-Learning Approaches to Developing Systems Training

e-Learning Academy

Question from a client: What’s an effective and efficient way to developing training of a new system that won’t break the bank? If this was a question for broad use systems training, such as Microsoft Office 2010, then the answer may have been to: use the performance support tools that the systems provider offers (Microsoft [.]. Client question Systems training

February’s Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Best of  Working Smarter Daily. February 1-29, 2012. Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Here’s how we choose the crème de la crème for your enjoyment. In Memoriam: Tim M. Just Jay

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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.

Transforming learning and development: the need

Onlignment

Do any of the following apply to you? Budgets for training are flat or reducing. Managers are finding it harder to release their staff for days at a time to attend training programmes. Travel budgets are under pressure making it harder for participants to travel to central training locations. Learning & development staff are apprehensive about the idea of using new learning technologies.

Recap of our Twitter Chat with David Kelly: Why People #HateTraining

Mindflash

On Wednesday The Daily Mindflash invited David Kelly to host a Twitter chat to discuss his recent post, “ Why People Hate Training, and How to Overcome It. ” Over the course of the 30-minute chat, which drew over 200 responses, questions were posed that further explored the theme of the article. Here are some of the highlights of the chat, structured around the interview questions.