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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. I 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. I 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.

Writing & Grammar: The Importance of Knowing (at least some) Parts of Speech

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    ????If If you have spoken English since infancy, you probably have a lot of the structures of English built into your head. You don't need me to tell you, for example, how to fix this sentence: Towel the into the dryer went. You probably immediately saw that the sentence was backwards (Yoda-speak) and that the word  the  goes before towel , not after it. The normally structured sentence would read: The towel went into the dryer. Why do we have to study grammar rules, then, if we know things like this without even thinking?  A.  B.

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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.

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. 

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

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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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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?

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

Visual Lounge

Pull back the curtains and roll out the red carpet.we're 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.

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.

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.

SME as Rubik’s Cube

Web Courseworks

Medical Educators – What Will They Think of My Small Project Collaboration Model? I am speaking this coming Sunday at 4:00pm at the Alliance for CME conference in Orlando, FL on “Developing Interactive Online Education: Engage the Subject Matter Expert via Micro-Collaboration.” Conference attendees represent the association’s 2,200+ membership base of professionals committed to educating medical professionals. [.]. eLearning

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?

Six factors to quality e-learning design

e-Learning Academy

Question from a client: I am working with Subject Matter Experts to manage the development of an e-learning course. What can I do to help the SMEs understand what is required for a quality e-learning outcome? There are a couple of overarching things we need to achieve when working with SMEs: Help SMEs become discerning [.]. Changing practice Design Project Management

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

Insights on Learning & Development from the ASTD State of the Industry Report

OpenSesame

Every year I settle down with the ASTD State of the Industry Report to assess where OpenSesame fits into the future of learning - and what lessons learned I can share with our community. This year’s report revealed interesting data about spending, a shift toward technology and increased efficiency in learning and development. Right eLearning Solutions

Adobe RoboHelp: Importing & Linking Word Documents

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

RoboHelp allows you to integrate content created by different authors in Microsoft Word and Adobe FrameMaker. You can create projects by linking or importing Word and FrameMaker documents and then publish in different formats, including printed documentation. You can also use Word and FrameMaker documents as source files in an existing RoboHelp project.    This  article  is a quick summary of the import and linking process. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Help Authoring RoboHelp

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.

Kirkpatrick's Revised Four Level Evaluation Model

Big Dog, Little Dog

I had an interesting discussion with Clark Quinn on using Kirkpatrick's model in learning processes other than courses. Clark argues that use of Kirkpatrick’s model is only for courses because training is the dominant discussion on their web site. It might sound good to forget an old model, but if you do not help people relearn, then their old concepts have a nasty habit of reappearing.

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

Want to create the perfect training course? The experts from Skilljar analyzed content creation trends within the training space. Their findings can serve as a benchmark as you build out your own strategy. Click to download.