Sat.Mar 10, 2012 - Fri.Mar 16, 2012

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TED Gets into Education in a Much Bigger Way!

Kapp Notes

TED, the organization that brings thought provoking and exciting talks to the web and around the world (a group is doing a TEDx event to Bloomsburg.more later) is launching the idea of TEDEd. It’s a wonderful idea. They are teaming up animators with master instructors to create engaging content to teach specific targeted concepts. The quick videos are designed to gain attention and education.

My love-hate relationship with learning objectives

Clive on Learning

I think most people would agree that workplace learning interventions need a clear purpose, closely aligned to the needs of the organisation, and should be directed at helping employees to acquire competences that will help them in doing their jobs effectively and efficiently. But statements of purpose or competence are what we would normally regard as learning objectives, which define the outcomes of a learning intervention in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes. But only part of me believes this works out in practice. But is the world really like this? So where does that leave things?

Adobe RoboHelp: Synonyms Made Easy

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    One of the most often used areas of any Help System is Search. And since Search is created automatically when you generate a layout, there's nothing the RoboHelp author has to do to make Search available for the user. Search does have one main drawback for the user. failed Search is a missed opportunity for both you and the user. We offer a live, online class.

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New ideas in a digital age

Learning with e's

How are new ideas spread through society? Before the digital age, we had mass media to do the job - TV, radio and newspapers and prior to that, more primitive technologies were employed to spread news. But these media were used to spread ideas, news, and views that were often sanctioned by the broadcasting channel or publisher. This concept was elaborated further by Geoffrey A. Why might this be?

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PowerPoint 2010: Turn Off Picture Compression

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  You may not realize it but PowerPoint is lowering the quality of the images in your presentations. By default, PowerPoint is set to compress the images in your files. In  In most cases compressing the images is a good idea because smaller images mean smaller overall presentations. In some cases however, you may wish to maximize the image quality. PowerPoint

Snagit webinars - discover what's new

Visual Lounge

Do you love webinars? OK, don't answer that. Do you love Snagit? We're putting together a few not-boring webinars, loaded with real-life examples of how you can use the new Snagit. And you'll have a chance to ask questions, too. One session will be geared for educators; the other for everyone else. The basic structure for each: intro, demo, Q&A. Schedule. What's NEW in Snagit for education?

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Educational Reform, Flipping the Classroom and Innovation

Kapp Notes

Somethings things just come together in strange and exiting ways to trigger light bulbs and a different or accelerated way of thinking. You may have seen all of these videos before but together they make a powerful case for changing education and viewing instruction and learning in a new light. Additionally, I love the animated whiteboard technique. The following are three videos. Its disruptive.

Web 2.0 culture

Learning with e's

In previous posts I argued that as teachers, we should be prepared to give our content away for free. There are two reasons for this. One is to benefit those learners worldwide who wish to learn from you and need to see your content. Secondly, it is so you can reap the exponential rewards the social web offers. Look at the photograph. It is only later, when they are more immersed into the Web 2.0

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.

The Snowball Effect: Documentation and Training for Global ERP Systems

Social Learning

Once upon a time, a major manufacturing company implemented SAP to handle all of their North American operations. Several years passed and the company implemented new SAP modules and fine-tuned existing modules. Everything was working well and they were getting a good return on their system investment. Finally, it was time to start bringing the wonder of SAP to the company’s global operations.

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The State of Rapid Development Tools for Mobile Learning: Webinar Recording Now Available

mLearning Revolution

If you were not able to attend our Webinar yesterday on mLearning and the state of rapid development tools for mobile learning, the recording is now available. I’m very happy with how the webinar turned out and I would like to thank Jeff Tillett  and Chad Udell  from Float Learning for having me, as well as Robert Gadd  for sharing the microphone with me. billion devices expected by 2016.

Gamification Company Bunchball Makes Interesting Announcement

Kapp Notes

Fortunately, yesterday I had a chance to talk to Rajat Paharia the CEO and Founder of Bunchball when he briefed me on the upcoming announcement and talked about the concept of gamification, how he started his company ahead of the curve in 2005 and how the Nitro gamificaiton platform has helped create engagement in many companies. Here is what Rajat said about this announcement. Games

Shock of the new

Learning with e's

Teachers in many schools will tell you they are running hard just to stand still as they attempt to adopt new technologies for learning. It is a real struggle to keep up with the rapid pace of change that defines the digital age. Often, this is a bewildering process, and one which many teachers try to avoid. Adpated from John, P. D. and Wheeler, S. Abingdon: Routledge/David Fulton. (p 99).]

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Overcome Your Formal Education with Unschooling

Bottom-Line Performance

How many years of formal education have you received in your life? We like to think we are pretty smart, but what did we really learn? The technological advances of the industrial revolution created huge demand for a certain type of individual: follows instructions, sticks to procedure, generates predictable results, easy to manage. Ever wonder why? You risk ridicule, even failure.

How Google’s Designers Can Help You Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I read this interesting article the other day about how Google’s designers changed the look and feel of their products. It reminded me a lot of what we have to do when building elearning courses and it’s in line with many questions I get about elearning design during my workshops. Here are some things that relate to what we do in the world of elearning. Build Consistent Navigation. Tidbits.

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Filtering: A Challenge and Responsibility for Learning Professionals

The Learning Circuits

In last week ’ s Learning Circuits, I explored how I use Twitter as a professional development tool , and explained how doing so has helped me build a personal learning network. Personal Learning Networks (PLN) are, in many ways, both the past and the future of how people will learn. Technology has finally reached a point where it is no longer a barrier to this sharing, and can actually amplify it.

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Self-Service Custom Infographics (@visually) in education

Dont Waste Your Time

Like Infographics (I do), then you might like to try out Visual.ly , a tool that enables you to create your own (basic) infographic quickly and easily. As reported on Mashable this week: “The tool will eventually use APIs from sources including ESPN, the Economist and social media sites to compile and create data visualizations. Here are a couple I created earlier (click to enlarge): Visual.ly

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.

mLearning #research focus: new features of #html5 for future offline #mLearning

Ignatia Webs

Chillian researchers from the Universidad de Chile, Santiago have a wonderful and useful research paper focusing on new features of html5 and how they can be used for situated learning scenarios. The full paper can be found here (English) at page 252 of the mLearn2011 proceedings. The authors of the paper are: Nelson Baloian , Jonathan Frez, Marc Janser, Gustavo Zurita. It is a long paper that is both theoretical, technical and practical = great combination. And I gladly share some of the paper's content here. Furthermore, images can be added to a canvas that can be moved, rotated and scaled.

Net Work Skills

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Imagine if we limited our conversations to only those in the same office.  We would miss out on so many learning opportunities. Well it seems some people are still missing out. Today, people with larger and more diverse networks have an advantage as professionals and in dealing with change. They are engaged in a constant flow of sense-making through multiple conversations. Most of us are not.

Learning Styles: What Is All the Fuss About?

OpenSesame

I’ve recently been reading quite a few articles, tweets and blog posts about whether learning styles exist. Most I read make their arguments against, but there are still others who are holding onto their belief in the various models and theories. Both sides are blogging, tweeting and retweeting in defense of their positions. Frankly, I don’t understand what all of the fuss is about.

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Dont Waste Your Time

“So long, and thanks for all the fish” – immortal words from Douglas Adams and ‘The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’, a parting comment from the dolphins leaving Earth. What has this to do with me? Well, I’m off, so … “thanks for all the fish” After 5 years at Bournemouth University I am going to join the College of Social Science at the University of Leicester. know that Leicester is a big user of BlackBoard so I am among ‘friends’ and will be using a system I am familiar and confident with. For me and my family, exciting times.

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.

#SLCONF 2012–Social Learning in action

Lars is Learning

Last Thursday I attended the #SLCONF Social Learning Conference in London. It largely practiced what it preached – in that it proved to be a highly social discussion and effective forum for sharing ideas and experiences with an experienced group of professionals and practitioners. Good use was made of alternative formats and seeding conversation between groups. think the fact that this was a. social networking social media social learning mobile learning #SLCONF motivation

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Net Work Literacy

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Working online is different. Few traditional jobs prepare anyone for this. How can you develop a professional network that is not dependent on a job or an employer? For people who have been working in the same job for 10 years or more, when they step out they will see that it’s a different world today. Now that’s a change from a decade ago. Communities NetworkedLearning

The Thing About Multiple-Choice Tests … by Mike Dickinson

Learning Solutions Magazine

How do you determine whether learners “got it” in an eLearning program? The most common method is to give them a multiple-choice test. However, developing a test that gives a valid measure of the learner’s knowledge requires considerable care. Here is a guide that will save you a lot of effort as you design tests! Assessment Certification Design Strategies Getting Started Instructional Design

Three Essential Tips for New Online Training Designers

Mindflash

One of the biggest challenges online training developers have is that they often have no background in online training. Online training is very different than face-to-face training, yet many classroom trainers inherit the online learning developer role simply because their organization has decided to begin offering online training. These are decisions of budget, not of learning and performance.

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.