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5 Top Game Based Learning Links: GBL Digest 2

Upside Learning

‘Gamification’ is a term that one comes across very often. Some of us love it, some of us might even hate it; but nobody can ignore it! As gamification gradually finds its way into the realm of education, more and more educators are voicing their criticism or admiration for it. Despite the criticism, the gamification of education is here to stay. Below are our top 5 GBL links from this week.

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Learning Without Strategy

Stoatly Different

Mindmeld; there's an app for that. Last week I attended the Learning Without Frontiers conference and the Learning Technologies exhibition.  LWF was a pretty profound affair.  As Dan Pontefract put it; LWF is the TED of learning.  These words stuck with me as I experienced the rest of the conference and I began to link Chomsky’s thoughts back to my own world.  Nothing.  Nothing. 

eLearning in ‘the Cloud’

Web Courseworks

eLearning in ‘the Cloud’: Should you go with a brand name or look deeply at the facts? Several eLearning pundits predicted that 2012 will be “the year of the cloud” for those delivering education over the Internet. While I don’t disagree that cloud computing will continue to be an important, evolving service, its use loosely as [.]. eLearning cloud computing elearning Jon Aleckson redundancy SaaS scalability the cloud virtual servers web Web Courseworks

eLearning: Discover Your Learner's Thinking Style

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Do you wish you could get inside the head of your learners and know exactly how their thought processes work? Me too, but we can't all be  Professor Xavier. Learning assessments provider  Pearson TalentLens  has managed to make a bit of self-examination possible at least. They have created the  My Thinking Styles assessment  to help people explore their unique thinking styles. The two part online assessment is free, takes only minutes to complete, and provides a basic report of the participant's thinking styles. eLearning

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

These Stats Bode well for Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

 . All signs continue to point to a near future where mobile devices will surpass desktop PCs for how we connect to the Internet, shop, and most other things, including learning. believe we are getting very close to a ‘mobile-first’ approach to developing content and I can’t wait to see we can come up as a community when it comes to mobile learning design. million iPads.

Raptivity Honored with 2012 Readers’ Choice Award

Raptivity

Recently, the 2012 Ed-Tech Readers’ Choice Award winners were announced and Raptivity has been recognized as the most sought after education technology under the K-12 category. Raptivity is scaling new heights with every applause and acknowledgement from industry professionals. It [.].

IMU-LS-04: Facilitating a Massive Open Online Course (Stephen Downes)

ZaidLearn

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (100 Free slots made available to Public! Running out fast!) IMU LEARNING SERIES Welcome to the IMU Learning Series (Round 4)… The most electrifying webinar series on the planet (by 2013)! We are thrilled to announce that our second invited International speaker is Stephen Downes …Simply WOW! UPCOMING WEBINAR? Too exciting to mention. CLICK HERE!

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The End of a Job as We Know It

Learning on the Leading Edge

The concept of a job, as we know it, is starting to go away. Over the last year I've been speaking with many corporate business and human resource leaders and hearing a common theme: we need our organizations to be more agile. We need to redesign organizations so we can learn faster, communicate better, and respond more rapidly to change. Something very profound is happening.

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Adobe Captivate: Sometimes Manual Labor is the Best Kind of Labor

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    During the recording process, Captivate typically does a wonderful job of creating screen captures on processes you perform within an application. said "typically" because there are occasions when Captivate fails to create some of the screen captures and you are left in a bit of a pickle. You won't know Captivate missed an important screen capture until you stop the recording process and begin producing the lesson in Captivate. By then, the missing screen(s) may require you to record additional slides. What's a developer to do?

5 Amazing Features That Make UpsideLMS 5.0 So Desirable

Upside Learning

Just over a week since we released UpsideLMS 5.0, and the interest it has generated in these few days is mindboggling! For those of you who still haven’t taken a look at this stunning, best value LMS , we suggest you do it now. UpsideLMS version 5.0 is an outcome of the sweat and thoughts put in by our engineering and UI experts. Stunning New GUI. Easy Navigation. UpsideLMS 5.0 Themes. UpsideLMS 5.0

Noam Chomsky on the purpose of #education via #LWF

Ignatia Webs

Across time there have always been people who's voice was sounding louder than the voices of others. Simply because they have/had a solid opinion based on vision and strong arguments. And apart from the fact that you can always agree or disagree, listening and reflecting on ideas of outspoken, well-argumented people always brings you to the next level of understanding.

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.

My Thoughts on Adobe, Captivate, Articulate, Storyline, Mobile Learning and More [Interview]

mLearning Revolution

This morning, I had the opportunity to be on #eLearnChat, a video Podcast hosted by my good friend Rick Zanotti and Jean Franzblau. The one hour interview felt more like 20 minutes to me, as I enjoyed it thoroughly. Here are some topics we covered and my honest thoughts on how I feel about them: My departure from Adobe and my thoughts on the new corporate world. Mobile Learning and Tablets.

Meta-mobile

Clark Quinn

As a followup to my last post , I was thinking how you would use the different modes of mobile (the Four C’s ): Content, Compute, Communicate, & Capture, to support the different layers of learning. As you can see, there’s some overlap, and one questions is are there continuums between the layers. meta-learning mobile

Introducing.the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive!

Visual Lounge

We're excited to introduce a fun new project we're working on this month--the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive! Starting last week, we challenged four small businesses in the Lansing, Michigan area to "test drive" Camtasia Studio and/or Camtasia for Mac in their business setting for four weeks. Visual Loungers, meet Ciesa Design, Gravity Works, Loudpixel, and Netvantage! CiesaDesign.

Five tools for global educators

Learning with e's

Recently I have been considering the changing role of teachers who are adopting technology to extend the walls of the classroom. These are a new breed of teachers who do not necessarily accept that the classroom is contained within four walls. In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators. Unported License.

A new metaphor for e-Learning: learning maps

Challenge to Learn

Yesterday I visited the Fraunhofer institute in Karlsruhe, Germany. They have been investigating a learning map metaphor for the past few years. Interesting visit. So what did I learn from it? The Fraunhofer institute is an impressive organization 18.000 employees working in applied science. So they approached this research in a scientific way. They use web didactics as a didactical framework and build a very complete solution around that. If we take a closer look at their solutions there are some things that I like, but also some things that need improvement. This I don’t like.

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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.

Layers of learning

Clark Quinn

As I think about slow learning and Sage at the Side , I want to think about a continuum of tech-enablement. want to include performance support, formal learning, and meta-learning. One way to think about it is layering on support across the learning event. As I talked about in Making Slow Learning Concrete , the idea is to have little bits of information layered on top of what you’re doing.

Fundamentals of Social Media Support for Learning by Pam Boiros

Learning Solutions Magazine

Social interaction has always been, along with experience and practice, a mainstay of learning for human beings. Until recently, this took place primarily in the “informal” arena. The use of online social media to support formal learning has now entered the picture, extending the blended learning paradigm. Here is an overview and a set of tips for adding powerful social support for learning.

4 Useful Free E-Learning Tools to Try This Year

Atrixware

We all have our favorite e-learning tools we use ( I of course am partial to Atrixware e-learning tools , and I suppose everyone has their own favorite brand ). Maybe its something fresh and new, or maybe its something so old that you take extra steps to make sure it works every time you get a new PC. Slidepoint.Net. Just about everyone creates presentations of some kind ( mostly in PowerPoint ).

Social Learning: what actually is it?

Jane Hart

Following my last post  Social Learning: Are you starting from the right place , I was asked to explain what “social learning” actually is in an organizational context. Rather than provide a bland definition, I thought I would provide some quotes from some key resources that will give a flavour of what it is all about. We’re not talking classes and workshops here. Social learning

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

12 Ways To Learn In 2012

The eLearning Coach

Learning explorations for the year. Post from: The eLearning Coach 12 Ways To Learn In 2012. eLearning 2.0

Nuts and Bolts: Opportunity Knocks? by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

Formal design process gets a lot of attention, but not every problem requires the full treatment. Consider first what your client needs, before you start working on what the process flow chart requires, and when the problem is simple, keep the solution simple. Jane offers the key to remedies for performance issues. Design Strategies Getting Started Professional Development Rapid

eLearning 101: How to Make an eLearning Course

OpenSesame

For all of you subject matter experts, trainers and performance consultants of every background, this one’s for you. Here’s eLearning 101: a guide to the tools of the trade to get you started building courses. Right eLearning Solutions

ASTD TechKnowledge Wrap Up in Pictures #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

Back home now after another exciting week in Las Vegas for ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2012 conference and expo. (I took a redeye home Friday night and then went camping with my son’s cub scout pack Saturday night. Crazy, I know.). know my brain was full but invigorated! live blogged most of the sessions I went to: Jane McGonigal. Stuart Crabb of Facebook. Connie Malamed on Cognitive Load. astdtk12

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.

Reviewing elearning examples

Clark Quinn

I recently wrote about elearning  garbage , and in case I doubted my assessment, today’s task made my dilemma quite clear.  I was asked to be one of the judges for an elearning contest. Seven courses were identified as ‘finalists’, and my task was the review each and assign points in several categories. Only one was worthy of release, and only one other even made a passing grade. This is a problem. Let me get the good news out of the way first. There was enough variety in the situations faced to cover the real range of possibilities. The graphics were largely amateurish.

Rethinking how we interact with computers for training

Kapp Notes

Here are some questions to consider about our current means of conducting elearning or even mlearning and our current level of interaction with computers. Let’s think about whether or not its possible to replace education with automation. Think of how a GPS replaces a map, how Quicken Tax software replaces an accountant. Not to mention Apple’s Siri. Learning and development professionals should examine technologies used in other industries and within the consumer electronics realm and see what can be applied to your situation. Is it the best way? Is it more authentic learning?

5 Free Online Image Editors for Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

In a previous post, we looked at five free desktop image editors. Here are a couple of additional free desktop applications shared by some blog readers. They both look very capable. PhotoPlus SE. PhotoFiltre. challenge with free software is that sometimes your organization isn’t comfortable with you downloading and installing applications that aren’t approved. Aviary. Pixlr. Splashup. Sumo Paint.

Articulate Presenter: Adding Voiceover Sound

Learnadoodledastic

In a previous post we looked at how to include voice-over sound in PowerPoint presentations. For those that also have access to the Articulate Presenter PowerPoint Add-In there is the opportunity to add sound to an enhanced presentational format. powerpoint Audio Articulate

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Digital learning futures

Learning with e's

Digital Learning Futures View more presentations from Steve Wheeler As I write this blog post, the above slideshow has received almost 18,000 views in just 48 hours since it was posted up onto Slideshare. During my talk, I discussed a number of possible scenarios that might result when wholesale adoption of digital technologies occurs in education and training. Unported License. Web 3.0

Three Elements of a Learning Organization

Learn and Lead

The other day we were discussing how can we build anenvironment where everyone in the organization will continuously learn fromeach other. feel there are three key elements to build a learningorganization. Technology :This in my view is relatively the easiest component to set up. It also helps if there isone common platform across the different departments of the organization.

Infographic — Baby Benefits: Is Your Company Offering Enough Maternity Leave?

Mindflash

Despite the long history of fighting for workers’ rights in this country and the cultural buzz around “family values,” the U.S. actually offers some of the weakest paid family leave benefits in the world. Though some individual states offer employees guaranteed paid family leave, a majority of new parents in the American workforce do not have many options for taking a leave.

PowerPoint & Articulate Studio: Resolve Performance Issues

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  While working with a PowerPoint developer this week I learned that she was experiencing performance issues while using PowerPoint and Articulate Presenter. looked into her issues and found that it's a bad idea to work from a network or USB drive. In fact, it appears that doing so can cause crashes. The Articulate web site suggests that developers ensure that all associated files (presentations, audio, quizzes, etc) are on the C drive or local hard drive. Still not working? There's one more solution. eLearning

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Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.

Human 2.0

Learning with e's

Post human. Such a strange concept, and one that many people struggle to understand. At its simplest, being post-human is a state closely aligned to the cyborg, or cybernetic-organism - part human, part machine. In other words, the post-human condition emerges when humankind and technology merge to the point where they become a part of each other. He believes it's not a matter of if, but when.

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Social Learning: Are you starting from the right place?

Jane Hart

When I hear people ask for advice about how to “do” or “implement” social learning it reminds me of this Irish joke. “Paddy stopped cutting the hedge as the big car drew up beside him and an English visitor enquired, . “Could you tell me the way to Balbriggan, Please?” ” Paddy wiped his brow. . “Certainly, sor. no still that wouldn’t do?

Webinar: Didactics, Management theory, Agile and new learning metaphors equals Outcome learning

Challenge to Learn

Last year I wrote a series of post on outcome learning. have continued to work on this and now I have a new version. In the earlier version I combined didactic principles with a management theory. order to make it more complete I now added principles from Agile (Scrum) software development and my ideas about a new learning metaphor. presented on this subject at the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas last November. The US partner of easygenerator (Interactive Advantage) organizes webinars on a regular basis and they have asked me to present on this approach.

TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment

eLearning 24-7

Last week, I attended TK 2012 in Las Vegas. This was my third TK in a row to attend, and as usual it contained some WOW on the part of some products, some “huh” on others and even a few “boos” Overall Expo Analysis. Nice selection of vendors – in general. More vendors showing off their products then in the past – still a couple believe that a poster board will do the trick. Significant increase in custom development shops – the most I have seen ever at TK12. Wi-Fi worked a lot better, but vendors and end users still had issues inside the expo hall.

How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

A staggering 80% of sales professionals report they don’t remember or implement their lessons from annual sales kickoff meetings.Our new publication, available below, explores how companies can avoid costly mistakes in sales training.

mLearning Design Tips

Adobe Captivate

Have you participated in the Adobe Captivate HTML5 Contest? Not yet? You still have twelve more days to grab this opportunity and win an iPad. So give your best shot to create an HTML5 course using Adobe Captivate 5.5 and HTML5 Converter. A few days back I had shared some helpful resources and rules for [.]. eLearning Suite Extending Captivate How do I. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 Best practices HTML5 iPad mLearning rapid elearning Tips

A welcome to Elearnity Vendor Perspectives

Clive on Learning

UK-based learning and talent analysts Elearnity have come up with a new service geared specifically to the UK and European e-learning market. Called Vendor Perspectives (slightly ironic as 'vendor' is very much a US expression, where we tend to say 'supplier') the service provides intelligence about available solutions to potential buyers in all the usual product and service categories, including custom content providers, authoring tools, learning management platforms, etc. Customers get to see Summary Perspectives for free but must pay for 'Deep Perspectives' (is that a mixed metaphor?).