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Scary Presentation Mistakes Video

Kapp Notes

Thanks to @arossett. For pointing to this wonderful and scary video. And here is another along the same track, equally as scary because this one also sums up many presentations and educational sessions I’ve attended. presentations

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6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

mLearning Revolution

I absolutely love software, apps, applications, extensions, plug-ins, add-ons, whatever you want to call it. started in computers when DOS (Disk Operating System) was at its peak, I still remember knowing all the commands and I thought it was the coolest thing ever invented. still go to Church of course. Probably why I still love keyboard shortcuts. Fun times. So why do I share this?

How to Evaluate Learning: The Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century

Social Learning

Recent research by ASTD and REED Learning indicates that the top skills desired by Learning & Development departments are measuring and evaluating training. According to Donald L. Then we need to identify specific metrics to demonstrate and deliver on those expectations. For those of you who are not familiar with the original Four Levels, this is what they are: Level 1. Level 2. Level 3.

Confessions of an Occasionally Lazy Instructional Designer

Trina Rimmer

On occasion I've taken design shortcuts that resulted in mediocre (maybe even some lousy) eLearning. There, I said it. In some more recent cases, the design shortcuts I took seemed necessary because of the timeline for the project. Sure, you could say that I chose to pick my battles, but the honest truth is that - at least in a few cases - I chose to take the easy way out. Going with Your Gut.

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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Top 20 Tools 2007-2011

Jane Hart

As you will know I finalised the 5th Annual survey of  Top 100 Tools for Learning in the middle of November 2011, and at that time placed the presentation on Slideshare. I’ve just noticed that in the subsequent two months it has been viewed over 200,000 times! Social learning

Apple iBooks Author for Interactive Textbooks and Mobile Learning [VIDEO]

mLearning Revolution

Today Apple unveiled iBooks 2 for the iPad and iBooks Author for the Mac. The idea is to revolutionize Textbook as we know them (static) and make them interactive through video, audio, quizzes and other types of interactivity. Having experienced many eMagazines on the iPad, which have many of these interactive features, I along with many people knew that eventually Textbooks would be next. Perhaps the most impressive thing here is that connecting your iPad to your Mac gives you a real-time way to Preview your interactive book right on the device. It really is something. Send to Kindle.

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We learn by teaching

Learning with e's

Although I am employed to teach, I consider it something of a disappointment if I don't learn something myself during my teaching sessions. Sure, it is my prime responsibility to ensure that my students are given the best opportunities to learn, and I take pride in creating the best possible learning environments and experiences I can offer. If you want them to learn, get them to teach.

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5 Free Desktop Image Editors for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I’m always asked what skills a rapid elearning designer should have. One of the most important skills is basic image editing. You don’t need to be a professional graphics designer. However, you should be able to do some basic editing. Because of this, an image editing application should be in your tool chest. But before we explore the free tools, a good budget-friendly option is Photoshop Elements.

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.

Join us LIVE on The Forge - Thursday at 2pm ET

Visual Lounge

Pull back the curtains and roll out the red carpet.we're going live with the ScreenChamp Awards show at 2pm ET, Thursday, January 19! Like the Oscars or Golden Globes, a celebrity cast will unveil the winners in each category. Unlike those big name awards shows, we'll try to deliver some thoughtful analysis of the entries to help you improve your own screencast technique. Entertainment Judge.

QR Code Trend Infographic #QRCode

Dont Waste Your Time

For those interested in QR Codes, whether it’s for marketing or generally linking paper-to-digital materials then this infographic is worth looking at. It’s just using the basic facts that have been reported in the past few weeks (e.g. 14 million US people scanned a code last year – 2011). Good marketing. QRCodes/. Related posts: Custom QR Code generator #QRCode. QRCode. QRCode.

Adobe Captivate: FMRs With all the Trimmings

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Last week  I showed you how to use Captivate to create a seamless video using the Full Motion Recording (FMR) mode. One of the problems with FMRs is limited editing ability. If you use Captivate's Automatic mode, every time you click your mouse a screen capture will be created. However, if you use the FMR mode, a single video will be created. When it comes to post-recording editing, the difference between the Automatic and FMR modes is very stark. Edit an FMR To begin the FMR editing process, select the FMR on the Timeline. 

Democratization of the workplace

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet There was a most interesting thread on Twitter today. Bert van Lamoen ( @transarchitect ) in a series of tweets, said [paraphrasing several]: “Senge’s five disciplines provided instant utility for learning to organizations in 1990, yet learning organizations remain rare to this day. Hierarchy kills all learning. Our social systems are not designed to cope with complexity.

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.

Congratulations ScreenChamps!

Visual Lounge

Introducing.our 2011 ScreenChamps! Be sure to watch the full episode of The Forge for in-depth comments from the judges on what they thought worked well and could be improved across each category. There was also some good conversation in the chat room. And you can still view all 15 finalist videos if you haven't seen them yet. Entertainment Category Winner. Backyard FX FINALE Sword Stab Tutorial.

Writing Distractors for Multiple Choice Questions

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. Multiple choice questions – whether used throughout an eLearning lesson or in a knowledge assessment – are often frowned upon as unrealistic and limiting. But when written well, multiple choice questions can be quite robust. It’s like eLearning. Poorly designed eLearning lessons that are text-dominated, page-turners tend to be unpopular. Highly interactive eLearning lessons that present relevant content in realistic contexts tend to be well received and effective. Let’s briefly look at two common multiple choice offenses to avoid. So how does one write good distracters?

Boots On The Ground: Introducing A Community of Practice at Bechtel by Paul Drexler and Ani Mukerji

Learning Solutions Magazine

A key activity for learning and development groups is supporting the growth and effectiveness of. informal and collaborative learning among employees or members of a community of practice. Social and mobile technologies are essential to success, as this case study illustrates. This is. essential (and inspiring) reading for all! Future Trends Learning 2.0 Management Strategies Social Media

How action mapping can change your design process

Making Change

Happy action mapping users say that the model helps them create lively elearning. But would it fit into your design workflow? Action mapping makes stakeholders work together to analyze the performance problem, commit to the same measurable goal, and agree to focus on activities rather than information. This can be a big change to the typical course development workflow. Who should be included?

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.

Exceptions are the new normal

ID Reflections

“Exceptions are the shadow economies of firms today and isfertile ground for social business solutions, which thrive in anexception-driven environment…” ~John Hagel : [link] In today’s work environment, exceptions and not rote taskrule. You can’t train for exceptions nor create checklists or Job Aids. Exceptionsencountered are solved by people bringing not a hammer for the nail but abagful of toolkits, problem solving skills and an open mind. And very often theexpertise of their network. Exceptions are more effectively tackled when thatnetwork has diversity built into it. This requires: 1.

Narration of Work

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet I see three major principles for  working smarter in networked organizations : Transparency. Narration of Work. Distribution of Power. spoke about the distribution of power in my last post on the democratization of the workplace. The narration of one’s work is an essential practice that enables this. Hans Focus on helping each other to turn narrating your work into a habit.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

The data is in, the results are interesting and the competition is growing.  What does it all mean? The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). Early Signs for 2012. Yeah, I know we have just jumped into January, but in a review of the past several months, authoring tools continue to follow a similar path amongst themselves with certain feature sets. However, where you would expect some to move towards – they haven’t, which is disappointing on multiple tiers. Desktop.

How action mapping can change your design process

Making Change

Happy action mapping users say that the model helps them create lively elearning. But would it fit into your design workflow? Action mapping makes stakeholders work together to analyze the performance problem, commit to the same measurable goal, and agree to focus on activities rather than information. This can be a big change to the typical course development workflow. Who should be included?

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.

The Real Killer Feature in Apple iBooks Author is Preview

mLearning Revolution

This morning I have been reading lots of articles on the new Apple iBooks 2 app and the iBooks Author software, that enables anyone to easily create interactive eBooks. If you don’t have a Mac or just want to see how iBooks Author works and what it takes to create interactive eBooks, I posted a hands-on video yesterday HERE. Too much work. — RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez) January 20, 2012.

Interview with 3D Pioneer Randy Hinrichs, CEO of 2b3d–Part One

Kapp Notes

The other day I had an opportunity to catch up with Randy Hinrichs and ask him a few questions about the state of 3D virtual world software and about his new book. We had a great and long discussion so I have broken the interview into two postings. Also, he has just finished a book about 3D virtual worlds that you should really check out. First, a little bit about Randy. Randy Hinrichs is CEO of 2b3d , a company dedicated to building Internet based strategies and solutions employing usability methods to drive metrics based transformation. Augmented reality is part of the virtual world.

What Makes a PowerPoint Slide Good?


PowerPoint … the tool we all love to hate. Well, that might not be exactly fair.  I mean, if I’m being completely honest then don’t I have to admit that the problem may lie with the user rather than the tool? Maybe not in all cases, but I know that my own personal issue with most of the PowerPoint presentations I have had the displeasure of viewing is they are boring. All of it. 

The Pelecon flies again

Learning with e's

We have enjoyed 6 successful e-learning conferences in Plymouth over the past decade. In recent years, the Plymouth e-Learning Conference (or PeLC) has grown from a small local one day teacher conference, into a large, international 3 day event which showcases the very best and latest in digital pedagogies. And if you register before 13 February the cost is only £160. Unported License.

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

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.