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Designing a Digital Future: Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are resources from my talk at The Pennsylvania College of Technology for their workshop “Designing a Digital Future” Combining Art, Creativity and Industrial Simulations: Game-Based Tools for Learning and Instruction. View more presentations from Karl Kapp. References from Presentation. Here is a great example of augmented reality. Courtesy of BMW. Software Resources. Online Games.

Why does learning content seem so much more exciting on an iPad?

Clive on Learning

I'm convinced that the future of e-learning will be on tablet devices. Not so much performance support, because you need that to hand every minute of the day and a smart phone is the obvious vehicle. But for learning, a tablet seems such a perfect fit. Since DevLearn last week, when it seemed every other person was carrying an iPad, I've been trying to figure out just what it is that tablets offer as a delivery medium for learning which a laptop can't do equally as well. I'm still not really sure but here are my first thoughts: There is still a degree of novelty about using these devices.

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PowerPoint 2010: Animating the Pieces of a Grouped Object as a Whole

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. Last week I was revamping the presentation accompanying our Online Trainer Training: Engaging the Virtual Learner class when I ran into a bit of an animation shortcoming in PowerPoint. wanted to animate the boat below so it "sailed" onto the slide. Then from Animations > Effect Options , I selected From Right. Here's the solution. " PowerPoint

mLearning in Africa

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Recently I had a chance to talk to a speaker at e-Learning Africa 2011 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Vinod Ganjoo is an e-learning enthusiast who works as Senior Manager - e-learning Business Development at Harbinger. Vinod has traveled throughout the Middle-east, Africa and South Asia on business. He interacts with instructional designers and training managers in several countries regularly.

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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Training: The Value of Assessments

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby. Very few readers commented on my recent question about course assessments. Although I do know of at least one training company that offers assessments and feedback after the class, I am deducing that conducting assessments is not the norm. have read a couple of articles--and one book--saying that we will need to start proving that our training is effective by providing after-the-class assessment. Training on Trial , by Jim D. Kirkpatrick and Wendy Kayser Kirkpatrick, published in 2010, makes this case. The other levels of assessment are largely left undone. The result was xxx.

Barriers to Learning in Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

Continuous acquisition and application of knowledge, skills, and beliefs by individuals, teams, and the ? whole enterprise is an essential aspect of high performance organizations. However, barriers to this learning are common in organizations. These barriers must be overcome in order for organizations to have long term success. individual success but not recognizing team success.

The Future of e-Learning Content after Adobe Kills Flash on Mobile Devices

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

It is official. Adobe, in a written statement , announced that it will not support Flash in mobile browsers henceforth. As it is, iPhone and iPad don't play Flash content. It will be a matter of time before new versions of other mobile devices (based on Android and other platforms) stop supporting Flash in browsers. What does this mean for e-learning content? Well, Adobe continues to be committed to supporting Flash on the PC platform. Adobe also says that mobile content can be packaged using Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) and delivered through app stores in the form of native apps.

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Building eLearning Scenarios in Working Sessions with SMEs

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. We know that scenarios benefit performance by immersing learners into workplace situations within training. The storytelling quality of scenarios helps make the lessons learned in training memorable. And there are many ways to incorporate stories and scenarios into eLearning. But how do you write these scenarios in the first place? After all, crafting a realistic scenario requires leveraging tacit knowledge that only a subject matter expert (SME) might possess. Knowledge that is often not documented, even in the most comprehensive knowledge management systems. And so on.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Online Trainer Training: Engaging the Virtual Learner

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Published reports say " the average student in online learning conditions perform better than those receiving face-to-face instruction." " That's encouraging news for trainers and training companies looking to offer classes online. Before jumping into the online training world with both feet, consider this: the world is littered with online courses that fail. Typically, online classes that do not succeed are dull and far from interactive. The simple fact is this: if you don't quickly and constantly engage your students, you've lost them. Who should attend this class?

7 Signs Your Rockstar Employee Is Looking For a New Job

Mindflash

You’ve spent time and money to hire the right employees for your business, so keeping them satisfied and engaged is priority numero uno. The following case studies reveal the clues that tell you if an employee is currently searching for another job. Click image to enlarge). Online Training employee engagement employee retention small business

Tom Crawford: Design for Mobile The Ups and Downs of the Small Screen #devlearn @vizchef

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from Tom Crawford, @vizchef, @viznetwork session at DevLearn November 3, 2011 in Las Vegas. Forgive the typos and omissions. And also forgive the delay – forgot to publish these right after the session on Thursday! The mobile market: Smart phones are growing; but not-smart-phones are still significant part of the market. Today we’ll talk about smart phones. wasted space?

What is a Cognitive Apprenticeship?

Kapp Notes

The concept of cognitive apprenticeship is grounded in the theory of Situated Cognition. Situated cognition is a theory of instruction that suggests learning is naturally tied to authentic activity, context, and culture. The idea is that the person and the environment in which they are learning cannot be separated in any analysis of learning. They are each part of a mutually constructed whole. Therefore, the learning must take place in the environment in which it will be applied because the environment and the person’s perception of the environment are part of the same learning process.

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Social Learning in Financial Services – Tales from the Real World

Social Learning

I sat down with Shane Raymond, Director of Training and Development at RBC Wealth Management , the US Wealth Management division of Toronto-based Royal Bank of Canada , to discuss social learning. Shane, a veteran of the training industry, has encountered various levels of success with social learning and I asked him to share those experiences with us. Shane : This is true. Shane : Definitely.

John Lithgow Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

John Lithgow graced us, talking about storytelling, as an eloquent storyteller. design

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What Is eLearning Waiting For?

OpenSesame

Apple has revolutionized consumer devices - not just through great hardware design but through forward thinking about the ways consumers find, select, purchase and use content with their devices. While Apple is dominant in music, web content and phones, so far, TV has resisted the Apple golden touch. Right Content Revolution eLearning Solutions

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New ProtoSphere Update: Some Great Stuff

Kapp Notes

Check out this video showing some great new features, I like those slick new improvements of the interface and the environment. The action bar is great! It’s even more user friendly than before. Check out this preview video. virtual immersive environment

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Social Learning Demonstration: How to Be a Backup Singer

Social Learning

We talk a lot about social learning on this site.  And we link to lots of others who talk – and talk, and talk.  Sure, it’s all very smart and worthwhile, but sometimes you have to go out on a limb and do a really cool demonstration. That’s why, today, I’m going to demonstrate the power of social learning in two simple steps: Step One: First I’m going to describe how to do something.  Ready? 

President Clinton Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

President Bill Clinton riveted the crowd with a keynote covering a broad swath of problems. His solutions include systems thinking and positive dialog. Engaging and powerful. strategy

A Snagit Milestone - Join us for The Forge, November 10 at 2pm EST

Visual Lounge

Think back to 1991. Remember where you were? What were you doing? What did your hair look like (I was rocking some fantastic 90's hair! Hot rollers and hair spray, baby! )? Remember what tech was like back in 1991? pound 'laptops'. Apple introduced the PowerBook laptop. Remember Compuserve and BBS ? Microsoft Releases MS Dos 5.0 and Windows 3.1. And, Tim Berners-Lee from CERN turned on the Web!

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Reading from a script is not for me

Clive on Learning

This time last year, I wrote the following in the Onlignment blog under the heading Why I’m not going to speak from a script again : For some reason, there are lessons that take a long time to learn – however often an action leads to negative consequences, you just seem bound to repeat it. One lesson I really hope I have now learned is that reading from a script doesn’t work – at least not for me. After all, the best TV presenters do it convincingly. And you can be absolutely sure that you’re going to cover every point clearly. Can it be made to work? No slides and few jokes, but effortless.

A Development Journey to More Effective Managers [Infographic]

Adobe Captivate: Understand Cache and Possibly Save Some Cash

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. first ran this article more than a year ago. In the past few weeks, I've received several emails about reviving corrupt projects and the role of the Project Cache folder. felt it important to rerun the original article now, updated a bit for Captivate 5.5. Note: Before ever clicking the Clear Cache button shown in the image below, please read through this entire article. A few moments spent now will save you a tremendous amount of heartache later. After starting Adobe Captivate 5 or 5.5, You will see two options in the Default Locations area: Publish at and Project Cache.

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Learning 2011 Interview Mindmaps

Clark Quinn

Elliot Masie has interviewed Stephen Lambert (Producer of Undercover Boss) and Peter Capelli (Managing the Older Worker). Here are the mindmaps: social strategy

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Changing the Game. Welcome Coach's Eye!

Visual Lounge

At TechSmith, I can guarantee to you that we're always working on something new. I'm happy to share with you something exciting we've been cooking up. Welcome the newest app to the TechSmith family, Coach's Eye ! What is Coach's Eye? It's a new iOS 5 application for the iPhone and iPod touch. You can provide instant feedback to an athlete! think John Madden drawing on the screen). Coach's Eye Blog.

Why is a Mobile Learning Strategy Important?

The Learning Circuits

With mobile learning getting a lot of interest recently (roughly 50% of businesses surveyed say they have plans to implement some form of mobile learning in the foreseeable future), it’s becoming clear that many companies don’t have a plan to successfully create a sustainable, robust mobile learning strategy. This is evidenced by the quick jump from talking about goals and roadmaps to the proverbial “We need an app for that!” conclusion that is being reached in meetings and boardrooms across all industries and company sizes. Perhaps the app shouldn’t have been built at all.

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