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Why we need conferences

Clive on Learning

It's easy to think of conferences as rather old hat - top-down and push in an era that is increasingly bottom-up and pull; very un-green when we face huge environmental challenges; very extravagant when everyone but the Chinese is running out of money. But having spent some time now immersed in The Power of Pull by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison (2010), I'm convinced that conferences will have an important role to play for years to come. The reason? Conferences are primarily networking events - they bring people together and spark off opportunities. My conclusion?

What digital literacies?

Learning with e's

In June this year I presented a keynote speech at Middlesex University entitled Digital Tribes and the Social Web. One of the themes I developed during my speech was around the concept of new digital literacies. My argument is that new media and new opportunities for learning trhough digital technologies requires new literacies. Below are the digital literacies I have identified.

Augmenting reality - technology is going invisible

Lars is Learning

Here's my article, just published on Trainingzone as the headline story, exploring how augmented reality and mobile technology promise to radically improve learning effectiveness. Would value your comments and feedback. -- The pace of technological innovation continues to surprise. This week reports suggest that, in theory at least, it will be possible to create new materials that.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

After a long research, I have created a list of the most updated and popular e-learning blogs regarding e-learning. I encourage you to click on the links below and read the posts you find that match your interests and needs

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Becoming invisible

Clive on Learning

Is social networking addictive, like caffeine, alcohol, nicotine and narcotics? The only test would be to try and wean yourself off and see what happens. Would you break out in cold sweats, suffer headaches or panic attacks? Or,much worse, would you cease to exist. Are we all fighting against solipsism (the belief that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist). As Proust said, a solipsist is someone who cannot cope with the disappointment of being ignored. Let's face it, no-one truly likes being alone. If they stop sending messages, they become invisible." I don't think so. "

A most fundamental human right

Learning with e's

In 2005 I accompanied a group of students and staff from the University of Plymouth on a two week study tour of South Africa. We spent most of our time in and around Cape Town, visiting schools in the city and in the townships. We also took the motorboat out to Robben Island - the notorious former penal colony throughout South Africa's apartheid regime. It was their personal triumph too.

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Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career

Social Learning

Brandon Hall, in partnership with Chapman Alliance, recently published the results of its latest survey about eLearning development ratios. Based on survey responses from nearly 4000 learning professionals at 249 companies

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Everything That Can Be Digital, Will Be

OpenSesame

"Everything that can be digital, will be." Selling eLearning Courses Buying eLearning Courses Content Revolution

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PowerPoint 2010: Secret Passageways, Part I

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. When you work with PowerPoint frequently, every little tip could help improve your productivity time. A quick Google search will turn up a list of common keyboard shortcuts for working in and presenting with PowerPoint, but here are a few lesser known tips I'd like to share. This never fails to be a huge lifesaver for me. Choose File from the Ribbon and then select Options.

Crossing the divide

Learning with e's

Transliteracy can be defined as being literate across a number of platforms. In essence, it is the ability to be able to create content, organise, share and communicate across, and through, a variety of social media, discussion groups, mobile tools and other services that are commonly available. This assumes that we communicate differently depending on the tool we use. Reference: Thomas, S.,

F4V Or F4V Fixed Frame Rate – What Should I Go With?

Adobe Captivate

Frame rate is the number of frames (images) that are shown per second when a video is playing. When a video is being played, typically about 20-30 frames are shown per second depending on the need. Within this limit, more the number of frames per second (FPS) less jerky the video is. Let us consider [.]. Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate 5 Captivate 5 fixed frame rate frame rate variable frame rate video

5 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Customer Base

Social Learning

custom training customers A key driver of your company's value is the aggregate value of your customer base. When I joined the Dashe & Thomson team a little more than a month ago, I knew my success would hinge greatly on my ability to

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Adobe Captivate 5: One Spelling Option Not To Ignore

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. I am the most accurate typist in the world. Want me to prove it? Fine! I was recently working on a Captivate project that contained more than 70 text captions. I was the one who both created those text captions and typed the text. Just prior to publishing the project, I ran Captivate's spell check utility by choosing Project > Check Spelling. And you know what?

Watch your back!

Learning with e's

I'm always asking myself the question - what do my students need to know to be able to use the web effectively? One of the important skills I identified in a previous post on digital literacies is how people manage and protect their privacy. This is aligned to e-safety, which is about protecting people online. This begs the question - can any of us protect our privacy on the web? Hellooo.

Solution for Adobe Captivate 4 AS3 aggregated SWF not working on Latest Flash Player (10.1.102.64)

Adobe Captivate

Solution: Close Adobe Captivate 4 and Aggregator if already running. Download the AggGenerator.zip from here and extract the AggGenerator.dll. In the Captivate 4 installed folder search for the file “AggGenerator.dll ” Rename the file to “AggGenerator_old.dll”. Place the dll downloaded in step 2 into the installed folder of Captivate 4. Relaunch Captivate/ Aggregator and re-publish [.].

Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices | Social.

Social Learning

mobile learning In an article she wrote for Training Magazine in June 2009 called Best Buy's New Role, Terah Shelton explores Best Buy's then-new Results-Oriented Learning Environment (ROLE). Through an interview with John Congemi

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

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Audio for eLearning: Do You Want to Sound Like a DJ?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Rick Zanotti One question I get asked a lot is "How can I get my eLearning audio to the point so that I sound like a DJ?" " The most sure-fire way to sound like a DJ is to have been born with great pipes (i.e. vocal cords)! But very few of us have been so blessed. So what's an eLearning developer to do? Here's some simple techniques to make your voice sound deeper. Talk more slowly. The faster you talk the higher your voice gets. The slower you talk, the lower it gets. Get intimate with your microphone. That means, get closer to it (maybe one to four inches away).

Reach out and connect

Learning with e's

One of the digital literacies I identified in yesterday's blogpost was effective social networking. So what's the big deal about this? We all do it these days don't we? Most of us have a Facebook account, and maybe a LinkedIn account too. Lots of us use Twitter, and some of those out on the periphery may still be using Myspace or Bebo. In this series I'm going to examine digital literacies.

Educational Game Trailers

Kapp Notes

Here are some educational game trailers that show a combination of video game-type interfaces with educational content. This, I believe, is the tip of the iceberg in terms of what can be made available and how video games can tie to educational standards. Look for an exciting video game trailer in the very near future.

Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices

Social Learning

mobile learning In an article she wrote for Training Magazine in June 2009 called Best Buy's New Role, Terah Shelton explores Best Buy's then-new Results-Oriented Learning Environment (ROLE). Through an interview with John Congemi

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

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More Productive Outside the Office

Experiencing eLearning

Where are you most productive? Is it really in a cube farm? I know I feel the way Jason Fried of 37Signals describes it in his TEDxMidwest talk : that by going into the office to work I’m trading my work day “for a series of work moments.&# Creative workers (including instructional designers) do best with uninterrupted time to work, something in short supply in the office.

Strategy Questions

The Peformance Improvement

Nothing is as useful as a good question. Organizational evaluation and performance improvement are essentially about asking the right questions. So I appreciate it when thought-leaders come up with a set of questions that make us think about what we are doing and how to do it better. Robert Simons does just that in his new book, Seven Strategy Questions: A Simple Approach for Better Execution.

MMORPG Tutorials-Vaguely Related to Training

Kapp Notes

Lately I have been thinking about Massively Multiplayer Online Role Play Games (MMORPGs) as a platform for learning and developing some concepts around making a learning universe. Here are some tutorials for some well known MMORPGs that might spark some game design thinking. Listen to how this tutorial talks about learning skills, memory and intelligence.

My favorite new learning tool is Tweetdeck

Spark Your Interest

Image via CrunchBase. This is kind of a shock for me. I was late to the Twitter party and one of those skeptics at first. But, over the past couple of weeks (really hit home with DevLearn ) I have become a backchannel fiend. Thanks to fall conferences, the tweetdeck dashboard was buzzing constantly. I love conferences. Like gluttony, but in a good way. Gourmand, perhaps. . and HR.

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