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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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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.

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

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 [.].

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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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

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.

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

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

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

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

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

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?

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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

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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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.

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.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

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.

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

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.

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.

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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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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?).

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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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

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