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Great TED Video by Tom Chatfield: 7 ways video games engage the brain

Kapp Notes

Here is a great TED Video that clearly details the ways that video games engage us, transfix us and compel us to action. Tom Chatfield also describes how video games are data collection machines and they are constantly collecting data on players. Imagine what a learner professional can do with all those data points in terms of improving learning and promoting behavioral change. Interesting stuff.

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Massively scalable training

Clive on Learning

Some fantastic progress has been made recently in realising the concept of massively scalable education. You've probably already heard plenty about the Khan Academy , which has contributed to the maths education of millions, as well as the free online courses being run by faculty at Stanford University. An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence , led by Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun, attracted some 160,000 enquiries, of which 25,000 or more have made it through to its conclusion. Interested as I am in all this, my work is not in education, it is in training. There is, of course, an overlap.

The Flipped Learning Revolution — Coming to a Brain Near You?

Social Learning

One of the concepts in training that has taken the biggest strides this year has been that of the “flipped classroom.” My colleague Jon Matejcek first covered it back in March in his article “ Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of the Classroom.” Essentially, the idea is to upend the traditional teaching model of classroom lecture followed by personal practice at home.

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Ruth Clark: eLearning and the Science of Instruction: A 10 Year Retrospection

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from December 13, 2011: eLearning Guild Thought Leaders Webinar Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer’s book e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning – now in its 3rd edition. An expert in evidence-based elearning – author of seven books! Ruth@clarktraining.com Let’s reflect back on the three editions of the book – what’s stayed the same and what’s changed? Technology has changed! Smart phone…search functions…facebook/web 2.0…gaming…the gaming…the cloud. And what’s happened in your own life – new job?

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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Adobe Captivate: Say Goodbye to the Mouse Click Sound

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I received an SOS from a fellow Captivate developer who was having a hate-hate relationship with the mouse click sounds he was hearing in his Adobe Captivate demonstration. He told me he had spent over an hour trying to figure out how to disable the mouse-click sound, project-wide. Project-wide? shared it with him and now I'm going to share it with you.

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The Six Hats of a Community Manager

ID Reflections

In my previous post, I wrote about the tenets of communitymanagement based on my learnings from the past 6 months. In this post, I wantto talk about the different hats that we need to don as community managers.This was well put in the diagram by Andy Wibbels which you can see in this post called Inside the Mind of a Community Manager.It graphically represents a number of things a community manager needs to be aware of in her/his role. In my post, I want to explore all the "hats" a community manager needs to wear to execute her role. What we are asking for is a behaviour change.

Gamification, Virtual Worlds and The Gartner Hype Cycle

Kapp Notes

For those of you who do not know, the Gartner Hype Cycle is a graphical depiction of technology on a curve showing where technology is in terms of maturity. The Hype Cycle provides strategists and planners with an assessment of the maturity, business benefit and future direction of certain technologies. The hype cycle has five cycles on a graph as outlined below from Wikipedia. 3D worlds Games

Content as curriculum?

Learning with e's

I think it's about time we reconsidered the way curricula in schools are presented. The tired, just in case model of curriculum just doesn't make sense anymore. Content is still very much king in schools, because 'content as curriculum' is easy and cost effective to deliver, and that is what most governments require and impose. But most teachers will tell you it's not the best approach. Web Googl

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learning in Wonderland: the untapped potential of workplace learning

Performance Learning Productivity

This is the first of three posts adapted from articles I have written for Inside Learning Technologies & Skills magazine. This article appeared in November 2011.  The second and third articles will be posted here a little while after they have been published in the magazine. I’ve taken Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as a theme for the series. The illustrations here are Sir John Tenniel’s

Infographic: Which College Majors Lead To Higher Employment, Unemployment?

Mindflash

As students around the country continue to raise their voices against the rising costs of education, former students are also looking for work. But higher education doesn’t necessarily mean employment. In fact, many who study the more popular majors are having a hard time finding a job. Click image to enlarge). Online Training college education training unemployment

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Measuring And Evaluating Learning – The Top Skill For L&D Teams

Upside Learning

Recent research by ASTD and REED Learning reveals that measuring and evaluating learning is the top-most skill L&D teams are looking for. From the report, here is the list of top 10 skills in demand: How relevant do you think the following topics would be, as part of a qualification aimed at trainers and L&D practitioners? responses are in order). Measuring & Evaluating Learning. Delivering Learning. Designing Learning. Coaching Skills. Improving Performance. Facilitating Change. Consulting Skills. Managing an L&D Function. Career Planning & Talent Mgt. Knowledge Management.

Creating Pop-up Text in Adobe Captivate 5.5

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Check out this  awesome example  of how to use Advanced Actions to create some nifty pop-up information in a Captivate lesson. especially like the way the lesson makes full use of Captivate's Full Motion Recording and Panning features. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning

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Conversation as curriculum

Learning with e's

In my last blog post Content as curriculum? lamented the current state of formal education and pointed to linear, content laden and outmoded curricula as a contributing factor. The post provoked a number of comments, some supportive, some antagonistic to my position. But (and here I will continue to be provocative) I feel that some are missing the point completely. References Applebee, A. N.

Authentic Learning

Clark Quinn

This week, #change11 is being hosted by Jan Herrington (who I had the pleasure of meeting in West Australia many years ago; highly recommended). It’s an interesting program; very international, and somewhat non-traditional. Overall, the presentations were quite well done. Despite some small variation in quality and one very unique approach to the problem, I was impressed with the coherence of the presentations and the solidity of the outcomes. Some were very clearly uniquely innovative new ideas that would benefit the firm. and provided live feedback. design meta-learning

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Six Tenets of Community Management: Learnings

ID Reflections

I am back again after being away for more than 3 months. Ihave been somewhat lazy but I also deliberately stayed away from posting as Itried to consolidate and synthesise all that I was learning. have beenplaying the role of an enterprise community manager for some time now—6 monthsto be precise—and thought it would be a good idea to jot down my learnings fromthe past few months. This post is directed towards new community managers, whohave recently donned the mantle of community management and are perhaps findingthat there are more things to do than one had thought of.

Resources for Two Recent Presentations

Kapp Notes

Here are slides, links and other information from two webinars I conducted. One was part of the eLearning Guild’s Online Forums, I spokeon the topic of Gamification of learning and instruction. The other was for NETWORKS which is an Advanced Technology Education (ATE) National Resource Center funded, in part, by the National Science Foundation. Instructional Gaming. Software Resources.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Time Saver Tuesday - the 10ish Commandments of Screencasting

Visual Lounge

It's Tuesday so that means its time for some new Time Saver Tuesday tips! Up today we have a snippet from previous episode of The Forge. Today's tips are all about how to make your screencasts less awful! I met Dan Nunez when he attended ScreencastCamp earlier this year. One of the sessions he led was called the '10 Commandments of Screencasting '. It was a big hit. Honor your resolution.

Here’s a Way to Make Your E-Learning Course Objectives Interesting

Rapid eLearning

I’ve been working on a few demos for some upcoming blog posts and conference presentations. One demo is a module on having an emergency preparedness kit in case of a disaster. In the past I’ve built similar elearning courses for organizations that taught their employees about having these disaster kits. In most cases they started the courses with the standard objectives screen like the image below.

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Technotroubadours And Teacherpreneurs

Upside Learning

Perhaps it’s a bit late; but you should check out this great Prezi presentation put together by Amy Burvall; Technotroubadours and Teacherpreneurs. Technotroubadours and Teacherpreneurs on Prezi. So many interesting ideas are touched on, many with implications for ‘learning’ as we know it. You are a mash-up of what you let into your life’. eLearning Learning

Bloomsburg University Alumni Speaks at TEDxWilliamsport

Kapp Notes

An alumni of our instructional technology program here at Bloomsburg had the opportunity to present at the TEDxWilliamsport event and did a fantastic job. Mark is the President of v iaAcademies active in our Corporate Advisory Council and a creator of some really innovative learning products for kids. Here are Mark’s remarks from the TEDx event, it is worth it to take the time to listen.

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Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

Boring Technical eLearning Can be Engaging

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis The challenge in designing technical learning content is how to make it more engaging. Technical information can come alive with the right approach that grabs learners' attention and keep them focused while learning its value and impacts on their jobs. __ How do you make technical eLearning content engaging and interesting? So many of us give up the struggle. How do people respond to it?

The Smart Worker’s Guide to Social Media

Jane Hart

The revolution that is social media means that everyone can now have access to the Social Web and a range of services and applications to support their own as well as their team’s learning, performance and productivity. So here is an opportunity to find out about a wide range of tools that can help you and your team work smarter. Social learning

Avoiding eLearning that Oversimplifies

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. know several training folks who believe that eLearning is only appropriate for basic knowledge or procedural skills. They believe that more advanced skills, such as problem-solving, requires the individualized feedback and debriefing discussions that only a live facilitator can provide. What do you think ? disagree. think that with a scenario-based design that immerses learners in realistic situations, you can teach skills more oriented to problem-solving such as negotiation, sales, and performing quality assurance reviews. But we can get more immersive than this. Games?

HTML5—What’s the Urgency?

The Learning Circuits

I’m starting to get some questions along the lines of, “We’ve been hearing we need to switch to HTML5 delivery, and we’d like to be forward-thinking, but why and when should we do it?” Those are really good questions; thanks for asking! Some companies need to deliver content on iPads now. In that case, there is urgency to consider something other than a Flash-based solution. One option may be to deliver that content through (VPN) access, like Tom Kuhlmann wrote about on the Rapid E-Learning Blog a few months ago. The same post covers some publish-to-video and -PDF options. Much bigger.

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