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The “m” in mLearning means More

mLearning Revolution

When you go to a conference on Mobile Learning or attend a webinar, you pretty much know the drill; the Presenter spends most of his or her time going through a long list of challenges we face as an eLearning industry considering the move to mobile learning (mLearning). It’s a bit depressing in my opinion. And when we do this, invariably innovation follows. Send to Kindle.

The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Underway!

Kapp Notes

TODAY”S TOUR STOP: April 17: Gamification Facebook Page The stop includes a link to the first chapter of the book. And while you are there, give it a LIKE! We have just started an exciting blog book tour as ASTD and I venture on a 25 stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education.

Adobe Captivate 5/5.5: Wacky Shapes Rule

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Captivate ships with a set number of Caption types. If you're a graphic designer (or know someone who is), you can always create more Caption types. However, the  process of creating a custom Caption type  can be a bit tedious. To begin, use the  Object Toolbar  to insert a Polygon, Circle or Rectangle on a slide. (To

Why face-to-face should be for special occasions

Clive on Learning

Like most people, I listen to quite a bit of music, but only very occasionally do I go to a live gig or concert; I watch a considerable amount of drama (most of it mysteries and thrillers I’m afraid), but this is on TV, only very rarely at the theatre; and I watch my fair share of sport, mostly on TV but (here’s where I break the pattern), also quite regularly at the Amex stadium in Brighton. The live events I have attended in my life are, in many cases, peak moments of high emotional engagement that I will never forget. The rest is just passing the time enjoyably.

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Mobile Workforce Is Growing – Is Your Training Strategy Evolving?

Upside Learning

IDC projects the mobile workforce to reach 1.3 billion, up from 1 billion in 2010, which is a staggering 37.2% of the workforce worldwide. 75% of North America’s workforce will be mobile by 2010. A few months ago Mashable posted this interesting infographic on the mobile workforce. It requires news sets of skills empowering employees to become self-reliant and self-motivated.

PowerPoint 2010: Use Video Bookmarks to Trigger Animations

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  During a previous article on  Perfecting Motion Paths , I made a short PowerPoint video illustrating the final motion path animation. Let's say I'm going to teach a class on how to use Motion Paths. In the class, I'm going to give a presentation that shows this video. Here's how: Add a Bookmark to a Video. Play the video. We will fix that next. PowerPoint

Social media and reflection: marriage or divorce?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Social media in organisations has been a difficult topic and sometimes bothers me. When I am invited to do introductory sessions in organisations, I feel like I'm converting people to use MORE social media, whereas I don't believe it is a matter of using as many social media as possible. Reflection is needed in order to learn from the past. Most of the time a smarter use of media may help.

Online Community Training Case Study

Raptivity

Training conducted through online communities is an arduous task but worth mentioning the efforts taken by an organization with the use of Raptivity. Generally, organizations have discussions and announcements made on online communities but going a step further with training [.].

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E-Learning 101

eLearning 24-7

This post is dedicated to my father, Frank J. Weiss, who passed away on 4-7-12. He often found it difficult to explain to others what I did and more importantly, what is e-learning. Isn’t wasn’t because he wasn’t smart – he was. Part of the reason was, he wasn’t tech savvy although he was willing to take it for a drive. I think a lot of people in our space are like my Dad. Wake Up! The reality of e-learning is that ambiguity still plays a big role in the space. The challenges are two-fold. New systems, terms and information. The end result? The main term. Seats.

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Only 14% think that company training is an essential way for them to learn in the workplace

Jane Hart

That was one of the findings of my recent anonymous survey on how people learn best in the workplace, and even I was surprised by the results. But I think the biggest take-away from my survey is that we can no longer assume we know how people like to learn in the workplace nor how we think people should learn. Click on the image for a larger version. So who said it was essential? Ranking. Internal.

Flipping Corporate Learning

Jay Cross

Flipping learning is big in education. It will be big in corporate learning. Let’s not blow it. How do you flip learning? Khan Academy is the poster child for flipped learning. Sal Khan has produced more than 3,000 short videos on a variety of topics. Students watch the videos before coming to class. Millions of students are learning this way. Flipping makes a ton a sense. Flipping Stanford.

Creative learning spaces

Learning with e's

For me, one of the highlights of the Estonian Elearning Conference in Tallinn was listening to Stephen Harris , principal of the Sydney Centre for Innovations in Learning. SCIL is an Australian secondary school that practices teaching and learning within open spaces, where student autonomy and personalisation of learning are top priorities. Unported License.

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Three (More) Keys to Better Performance Support

Social Learning

Handle your support with care. It appears that more Learning & Development professionals are starting to value performance support as a critical component of any blended learning program. In my last post, I mentioned three things to keep in mind when considering performance support (PS). Use the right kind of PS. Make sure learners know how to use the PS. 2. Let learners help each other.

My 15 favourite Australian e-learning bloggers

E-Learning Provocateur

Fay Moore made my day when she nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I’m still unsure as to whether this is the blogosphere’s version of a chain letter, but in any case it gives me a good excuse to: A) Thank Fay for her support, and. B) Promote other bloggers. Since then, she has joined Dachis Group where she and James Dellow write about social business on the Headshift blog.

Join us for The Forge - Beyond Bullet Points & How to Record the Screen of a Mobile Device

Visual Lounge

Guest post today from Matt Pierce, host of The Forge. It's almost time for the next episode of the TechSmith's webshow The Forge (episode 18)! We'll be live tomorrow April 19th at 2 PM ET right here on the Visual Lounge blog and we've got two great segments. ( Add to your calendar ) Can't watch the show? don't worry, we've got your back, we record every episode and will post the recording here too.

Lectora Best Practices Part 2 - Variables and Actions

Integrated Learnings

By Joseph Suarez. This post is Part 2 in a series intended to list some ways to use Lectora that avoid problems, reduce development time, and make development easier overall. In Part 1 , we covered how to optimize Lectora preferences for best performance. Now , we’ll go over handling variables and actions. This lists your variables at the top, separating them from Lectora’s reserved variables.

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.

Food for thought: 50 Educational thinkers

Challenge to Learn

Donald Clark is writing 50 post on 50 learning theorist in 5o days. Very interesting read. It goes from Socrates to Marx, from Jesus and Mohammed to Illich and Pavlov and from Cross to Shank. Food for thought. His reason for doing this (in his own words): ‘Most physicists know of Newton, Einstein and Hawking. Most artists know of Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Picasso.

Open-source and the “security through obscurity” fallacy

eFront

The security of open source software is a key concern for organizations planning to implement it as part of their software stack, particularly if it will play a major role. Currently, there is an ongoing debate on whether open source software increases software security or is detrimental to its security. There are a variety of different benefits and drawbacks for both sides of the argument.

This Week in mLearning Podcast – Native Apps vs. Mobile Web [Episode 2]

mLearning Revolution

Welcome to our second episode of our new podcast entitled “This Week in Mobile Learning.” ” Below is a summary of topics we discussed this week. For those asking about when this podcast will be available through iTunes, I have already submitted the show and I’m now awaiting approval from Apple. Please let us know what you think of our format and your comments are always appreciated. . This week´s stories: Google’s Project Glasses, Instragram bought by Facebook for a cool Billion, Adobe Shadow 2, etc. Tablets as content creation devices. Hybrid Apps.

Three Ways to Promote Continuous Learning

Mindflash

Last week I participated in an all-employee meeting during which I shared our philosophy about creating a culture of continuous learning. I was frank when I told everyone that the “training department” will not be able to provide everything people need to be great at their jobs and that each one of us need to make a commitment to our own development. Be great at your job. So what to do?

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

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14% of Employees Value Corporate Training as Essential to their Learning

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

14% is not good. Shocking? Almost 70% went even further and marked company training as somewhat or not important. What's up with that? As someone who has suffered through horrific corporate training experiences this does not surprise me. As someone who has spent more than 15 years working to make corporate training better, this annoys me. In my opinion this is not a training problem.

Gamification Blog Book Tour Underway!

The Learning Circuits

TODAY"S TOUR STOP: April 17: Gamification Facebook Page The stop includes a link to the first chapter of the book. And while you are there, give it a LIKE! The blog book tour has started as ASTD and I kick-off a 25 stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education. gamification Games

Fiction lessons for e-learning

Spark Your Interest

I read fiction, typically “award-winning” novels (am a fiction snob truth be told) and am often thinking about how to incorporate some techniques into my e-learning design. . Novels (Photo credit: sbluerock). Character development – when reading a novel, I don’t have to love the character, but I do have to care what happens to them. Story 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

How Training Can Get Employees Out of a Performance Rut

Mindflash

Even great employees can get into a performance rut, where the monotony of doing the same thing day in and day out can turn into a sort of mindlessness. Nobody intends to get in a rut, but few people actively seek out the changes that can help them pull out of one. That’s where managers can to step in and give a change-averse employee a kick-start. Training also offers a way to keep things fresh.

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