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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

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ).

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

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?

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

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

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.

Training Consumed in 60 Seconds: Microlearning Is Made For Today's Growing Teams

Microlearning is a way to solve the problems facing educators and trainers of today. Learn how to create effective training programs through Microlearning with Grovo.

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.

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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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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