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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). And when we do this, invariably innovation follows. Obviously, you can’t do that using your desktop. Send to Kindle.

#MobiMOOC free, online course on #mLearning runs 8 – 30 September 2012 choose your favorite topics

Ignatia Webs

In 2011 the first MobiMOOC ran from April - May 2011. Now it is time for the second course, feel free to put it in your agenda! This is the first mail to get the word of mouth going. The second MobiMOOC will run from 8 – 30 September 2012. Specifics: Course name and description: MobiMOOC is a Massive, Open Online Course (MOOC) with a focus on learning with mobile devices (mLearning). Via this form.

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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.

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.

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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The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Underway!

Kapp Notes

TODAY”S TOUR STOP: April 20: Judy Unrein OneHundred Forty Words and Rich Mesch Performance Punctuated. The tour is going well and has garnered some controversy as Kathy Sierra has weighed on as a self-proclaimed gamification curmudgeon and is appropriately warning folks about the downside of gamification–which certianly exists. The book is available at the ASTD Book Store.

The Future of Work and Learning

The Peformance Improvement

I have been asked to speak to a group of 14 to 16 year olds about the importance of finishing high school and attending college. It’s one of my favorite topics. But as I thought about the talk I realized that I better say something about the future of work and why college has become more important than ever.  It’s fun but risky to speculate about the future of work and learning.

Humanline - more free images for educational use

eLearning Acupuncture

I know I have written about free photo repositories before ( here and here ). Here’s the new kid on the block: Humanline. It’s an image library of arts, history and science that is mainly focused on licensing images for use in education ( your ears should perk up now ) and for commercial use. The usual credit-line requirement is there; much like a Creative Commons-type license. grin*).

#ict4d challenges to deliver sustainable #mLearning in developing regions

Ignatia Webs

In a previous post I linked to a presentation by John Traxler , focusing on the discrepancy between current mLearning projects constructed by the mLearning research community that are often lacking rigorous evaluation and sustainable options, and the mobile corporate world pushing for scalable, sustainable mobile projects that are based on pragmatic, transparent facts. and so on.

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.

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

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 [.].

Social media and reflection: marriage or divorce?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Social media in organisations has been a difficult topic and sometimes bothers me. Reflection is needed in order to learn from the past. Most of the time a smarter use of media may help. A lot of times, social media don't solve the underlying learning disabilities. Hence work on social media AND the practices is needed. Social media stimulate us to live and work in an ever increasing pace.

Free online book with 58 tips on instructional design

Ignatia Webs

The eLearning Guild always brings together eLearning people from a variety of backgrounds. This makes the Guild an interesting organization to stay updated on all things related to eLearning. Chris Benz from the eLearning Guild just released a free online book that comprizes 58 tips on eLearning. The free eBook covers tips running from research, design, over development and management. You can download it her e (before the download, you do need to give some information). It is an easy read and. These webinars are planned on 17 and 18 May 2012.

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

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.

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. 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. New systems, terms and information. The end result? The main term. They are one in the same. every night?

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Remaking education in the image of our desires

George Siemens

The current generation of students will witness the remaking of our education system. Change is happening on many fronts: economic, technological, paradigmatic, social, and the natural cycles of change that occur in complex social/technical systems. David’s model of long systemic change , and (my personal favorite) Carlota Perez’ techno-economic revolutions. Not at this summit. Sector.

Three Principles for Net Work

Learning and Working on the Web

Work is changing. The nature of work is changing in our increasingly networked economy. What was considered good, dependable work in the 20th century is now getting automated or outsourced. Automated tellers have replaced thousands of bank clerks but even more advanced jobs are getting automated as we connect the world with computers. Known Problems and Exceptions. It is now known. Conclusion.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Focus on task structuring. In Summary.

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.

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.

Video Tip Series - Part five: Using Music

Visual Lounge

Using music can add an extra element to your video or end up distracting the viewer. Don't let the latter be true when trying to enhance a video with music. This week's video is posted below and presents three tips that will help you effectively use music in screencasts. Not seeing the video? Subscribe to the blog for next week's tip video on Using a Webcam. Email her at j.nagel@techsmith.com.

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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.

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.

Best Practices for Launching an LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process – and be able to measure success – is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook. Click to download.

Eight Successful Years Of Providing Innovative Learning Solutions

Upside Learning

8 years back, on 7 th April 2004, we began as a boot-strapped startup. Today, in 2012, we have come a long way, but still treading the same path of providing innovative learning solutions. We feel proud of our achievements so far. Our 8 year story could be summarized as below: 28 awards & recognitions won in 8 years. 200+ clients in 13 countries. Award-winning Custom Learning Solutions.

Managing SMEs #1 - Understanding ISD & SME Tensions in eLearning & mLearning Instructional Design

Developer on Duty

"You can't design a course with them, and you don't have good content without them." In too many organizations, this statement sums up the relationship with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). In order to create good courses, Instructional System Designers (ISDs) need good information and experience. eLearning Strategy

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.