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Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

When writing the whitepaper about Casual games , I did a fair bit of research and looked at several hundred web links. While doing so, I documented a few of the better ones. I’d been mulling posting these to the blog. So here they are – a Top 100 Learning Game Resource list. If you are already developing learning games, these links will broaden your horizons, as they did mine. Educause.

Impact of Culture on Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

I’ve been working on an instructor-led project lately and it’s caused me to think about what impact does culture have on learning preferences? My disclaimer for this post is that I’m not advocating that we teach to “learning styles&#. Check out this post for a starting point to learn more about why we shouldn’t design to learning styles. However, my question is - How much should culture influence my design? And how much does my own culture influence the way I design courses? I suspect that I don’t want to design to culture and here’s why. Any thoughts?

Welcome TechSmith's New Education Community Site

Visual Lounge

I'm happy to share some good news with you! My partner in crime, Dave McCollom , our Education Evangelist at TechSmith has just launched a brand new blog. Plus, he's added a new page chock full of great resources for educators that are using all TechSmith products. There is already some tutorials and examples showing how to creatively use Snagit, Camtasia Studio and Jing in the classroom.

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Personality type and a learner’s success with social media

Janet Clarey

I’ve been thinking about a possible link between a specific personality type (introvert) and social media success for several months and what it means for learning in the workplace. (I I haven’t done any significant research on this topic yet.). I can’t synthesize this provocative older post from Venkatesh Rao but his insight was this: …the word “social” in the term “social media” represents the ultimate in misleading advertising, and is responsible for many failures and a lot of disenchantment, especially within the enterprise. in the Twitter sample vs. 4.4%

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Screencast of the Week - Fighting Hunger, Editing By Candlelight and WFP

Visual Lounge

When Beth Kanter talks, I listen! Beth is wonderful for so many reasons. Beth is very innovative and is a rock star in the Nonprofit world. She teaches Nonprofits to effectively use technology and social media. She also happens to be a Camtasia Studio user. :-). Beth caught my eye the other day when she posted this on Twitter : . What a cool use of Camtasia Studio!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Richard Nantel of Brandon Hall recently posted about average LMS prices. A 'low-cost' LMS starts at an average of $58K. That's the low price. Which is still a whole LOT of money. And “in times like these…” Why pay for a pricey LMS when

Using Social Signals to Find Top eLearning Resources

Tony Karrer

I recently had a great experience working with Abhijit Kadle one of the authors of the Upside Learning Blog ( disclosure ). As part of writing an eLearning Games White Paper he had collected a wonderful list of articles, posts, white papers, etc. as part of his research. We decided that it would make sense to bring those great resources into eLearning Learning and then use the automatic categorization, filtering and social signals capabilities of Browse My Stuff to have it surface some of the better content. Thanks Abhijit! eLearning Technology. Browse eLearning Content

Writing Learning Objectives—Part 1

The eLearning Coach

There are really TWO categories of learning objectives based on their purpose. One type of learning objective is for internal use—the design team, client and subject matter expert. The other type is for the audience members. If designers would write different learning objectives for each category, the world would be a better place. This is because internal learning objectives tend to be too technical and non-motivating for your eLearning audience. The Notorious Three-part Learning Objective. Using the analysis, the designer then writes learning objectives. Example: Given a large, snarly cat).

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Gagne and the Events of Instruction: Discovering Instructional Design 19

The E-Learning Curve

In yesterday's post, I looked at the ASSURE instructional design model, which was originally developed by Heinich et al in the 1990's, and is now popularly and widely-used in both classroom and. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more.

Associations Can Extend Reach of "Career Messaging" via Game Based Learning

Web Courseworks

Many professional associations are taking a second look at eLearning for revenue generation or for recruitment appeal to the next generation to take interest in their profession. Today Web Courseworks’ games and simulations group released an educational game on the Internet casual game circuit. Very cool stuff.

New e-Book From e-Learning Guild

eLearning Cyclops

The latest e-Learning Guild e-book has just been released. 98 Tips For Selecting and Working With e-Learning Providers FYI: All their e-books are free. It includes 54 Tips for Selecting e-Learning Service Providers, 44 Tips for Working Successfully with e-Learning Service Providers, and an article by Evelyn Jackson, "Improve Outsourced e-Learning Quality with Consistent Standards.".

Malcolm Gladwell live

Clive on Learning

Last night I saw Malcolm Gladwell speaking at the Brighton Dome. I’ve read The Tipping Point , and currently have Outliers on my pile of books to read, so I was keen to see how Gladwell shaped up as a speaker. I wasn’t disappointed. He spoke for one hour without visual aids and with no more than a cursory glimpse at his notes. He was the very epitome of calm, confidence and charm.

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ASSURE Model: Discovering Instructional Design 18

The E-Learning Curve

As we saw when we investigated the Three-Phase Design Model, a number of stakeholders including subject matter experts, educationalists, and technical experts need to work together to design and. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more.

What Sports Teach Our Kids and Why Video Games are Better.

Kapp Notes

Violence at a Youth Hockey Game. Introduction Recently I appeared on a local radio talk show to speak about some of the benefits of Video Games for education. It is a popular topic for radio talk shows because it is somewhat controversial and many people have strong opinions on the topic (not really based on fact but strong opinions never-the-less.) Do sports always teach these laudable values?

Android and Flash?

eLearning Cyclops

It was announced today that Verizon and T-Mobile are offering Motorola smart phones based on Google's Android operating system. These will be available later this year. T-Mobile already offered one phone with Android, the G1, and will have the My Touch 3G during the summer. Will these new Google Androids have Flash? And it is expected to be on Androids. Adobe Flash Lite flashlite m-Learning Googl

The power of pictures

E-Learning Provocateur

Pictures… Diagrams… Charts… They don’t just look pretty. They can also be a useful means of delivering extensive information to your audience in a concise format. For example, how would you explain the GFC to your colleagues? Multimedia summaries. The power of pictures has been recognised in educational psychology for a long time. Ref ]. Text ain’t half bad.

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.

Build Your Own Twitter

Bottom-Line Performance

I came across a great new service, similar to Ning. It allows you to create your own microblog. Basically, it’s a “build your own&# Twitter. ShoutEm allows you build a public or private microblog network, that you can connect to your Facebook account, a Ning site, or even Twitter. Now you have 140 characters to craft your own community. And, of course, it’s free. This would be a great tool for groups focused on one topic. Check it out and let me know what you think!

The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Richard Nantel of Brandon Hall recently posted about average LMS prices. A ‘low-cost’ LMS starts at an average of $58K. That’s the low price. Which is still a whole LOT of money. And “in times like these…” Why pay for a pricey LMS when you can Moodle or Drupal or Sakai ? Why do companies continue to pay huge dollars for products that are now being offered for free? Web conferencing services like DimDim now offer the equivalent of WebEx. For free. (I’m I’m a recent convert, perhaps on the path to open source evangelism.) So what are some of the hurdles to overcome in the corporate market? Wrong.

It Came From Hollywood - Storyboarding

eLearning Cyclops

At the moment I am busy storyboarding a course. So, here is what I would like to share today.a great video about the history of storyboarding, how it is done in the film industry, and its benefits. Please pay attention because much of it translates to what we try to accomplish in e-learning. link]. video Storyboard ISD e-Learning

It's not enough to be a professional, you also have to act like one

Clive on Learning

You wouldn't hire an interior designer only to inform.them that you've already chosen all the colour schemes and furnishings; you wouldn't engage an accountant and then explain to them the way you wanted them to process your figures; you wouldn't employ a fitness trainer and then tell them what to include in your workout; you wouldn't buy a dog and then insist on doing all the barking. You'd like a 6-hour e-learning package to train customer service staff to sell over the telephone? A one-hour podcast to teach manual handling skills? No problem. Hang on a minute.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

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ISA Participating - Future of the Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

I just finished a great conversation with Pam Schmidt, the Executive Director of ISA. I've been in the training industry since the early 90s and only recently ran into ISA. I'm curious if readers here already know about this organization? They describe themselves as "the executive connection for training industry leaders." The membership seems to be a who's-who of training company CEOs. Pam and ISA will be helping me to pull together the event that focuses on the issues raised in Business of Learning. I'm looking forward to more conversations with ISA members and in the conversation on July 23.

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Content? or malcontent?

From the Coleface

Some two years ago I was blogging about the analogy that buying e-learning by the hour is nearly as absurd as trying to buy a fitted kitchen by the cubic metre. Would you expect to pay the same for a cubic metre of kitchen whether that cubic metre was the space next to the door or occupied with an aga? The cost of a kitchen is driven by 1) what purpose it needs to fulfil and 2) what it contains. Even now, there seems a widely held tacit assumption that an hour of e-learning content is homogenous and therefore can always be measured at the same value to its users and therefore the same cost.

Developing With Flash Lite Video Series

eLearning Cyclops

Dale Rankine recently launched the first video of his video training series for Flash mobile developers. If you are interested in developing with Flash Lite, say m-learning, you will want to check this out. The videos are developed for delivery on Adobe TV, but he is also making them available on Vimeo. Here the link, [link]. I am looking forward to seeing more of these videos and will be adding this to my Free e-Learning page, of course. video Adobe Flash Lite Free e-learning

My Portfolio

Experiencing eLearning

Tom Kuhlmann’s post from last week about why everyone should have an e-learning portfolio motivated me to put mine together. In the past, I’ve always emailed a few samples to prospective employers rather than having a comprehensive portfolio. That did allow me to be less worried about privacy, but it didn’t give me a good way to explain what I was doing with each of the samples. I used Cammy Bean’s suggestion from the comments of using screenshots to give some idea of what the content looks like without needing to provide the full proprietary content.

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