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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. A 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

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

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.

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.

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. and Wheeler, S. Abingdon: Routledge/David Fulton. (p p 99).]

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Gamification Company Bunchball Makes Interesting Announcement

Kapp Notes

Eariler this morning, the gamification company, Bunchball made an interesting announcement about the personalization of gamification, which ties nicely into my posting the other day– What Happened to the Promise of One-to-One Online Learning? (of Here is what Rajat said about this announcement. Initially, customers saw the same displayed items, the deals, and recommendations. Games

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.

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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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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?

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.

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. I think the fact that this was a. social networking social media social learning mobile learning #SLCONF motivation

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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.

Effective Storyboarding

Integrated Learnings

By Dean Hawkinson. Storyboarding for an eLearning course can be a very effective way to lay out the overall look and feel of your course, as evidenced by this post by Donna Bryant. Storyboarding can serve a couple of different purposes: It can be an easy way for your subject matter experts (SMEs) to review content during the development stage It can serve as instruction for a developer when the actual development of the course is not done by the designer of the course. In this article, I intend to share some of the highlights of that webinar. Tools for storyboarding.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

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Voting for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 is now open

Jane Hart

This is the 6th annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list I will be compiling based on the contributions of learning professionals worldwide. With nearly 100,000 page views on this website of the 2011 list and over 330,000 views of the slideset via Slideshare , there is huge interest in how these tools can be used for teaching and learning. If you are a learning professional (e.g. Top Tools 2012

Writing & Grammar: Should a Comma Go After Although?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    I rarely go out on a limb and say the word  never  in answer to a punctuation question, but I am going to chance it this time: Never put a comma after  although --unless what follows it is a completely nonessential interruption. Okay, so it turns out I still can't say  never. But let's examine why I  want  to say never. I have recently seen writers incorrectly do this: Although, Betsy did not want to go swimming that day, Tommy convinced her to jump. In the first example, there is no reason for a comma after although.

Using Wikis for Learning and Collaboration

The eLearning Coach

Now that social is more accepted, this might be the time to build a wiki. Post from: The eLearning Coach Using Wikis for Learning and Collaboration. eLearning 2.0

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Now Is the Time for India to Democratize Learning

Jay Cross

A synopsis of my remarks to Emerging Directions in Global Education 2011, Delhi, India. For the first 60 seconds, we listened to Yoyo Ma playing Bach’s Cello Suite #1 in G as the flowers unfolded. As time speeds up, we perceive that what once appeared rigid is actually fluid. Progress is unfolding at an unprecedented rate. More happens in one of your minutes than in one of your grandfather’s hours.

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