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Creative Commons Infographic: Licenses Explained

Dont Waste Your Time

Do you use images or photos? Do you check with the owner before saving or copying or using? Are you using Creative Commons (CC) images and think that it’s all OK because the image labelled as CC therefore you’ve done all your supposed to? Do you in fact understand what Creative Commons is? If in doubt, before you go any further, watch this video: Creative Commons Explained.

State of the E-Learning Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

Well it is now official, 2013 is here (so much for all of those Mayan predictions) and there are certainly big things on the e-learning horizon. Before speculating about the next big thing, let’s take a moment to review the current state of the e-learning industry… and what better way to get a quick 5-minute overview than through an infographic. Onward and upward for the industry!

Case Study: Flipped Classrooms Work for Students. Period.

KnowledgeStar

This case study grabbed my attention for several reasons. It is written by the Greg Green, the Principal at Clintondale High School in Clinton Township, Michigan. It talks about how he flipped what he terms ". a financially challenged school near Detroit". The flipped version of the school way out-performed the standard model that was failing in almost every respect. And he wraps it up with the following statement:"Instead of placing blame on each other, we need to recognize the solution, which has been right in front of us the whole time. It’s It’s time to change education forever.".

How to succeed with online learning for colleges and universities

eLearning 24-7

If you are a bricks and mortar college or university, you may be considering offering online courses. Heck, you may have already begun to offer them. The problem is there is a right way to do it and lots of wrong ways to do it. What I’m seeing is a lot of bad. History. When you ask folks what was the first 100% online university most will say the University of Phoenix. Sadly, they would be wrong. The first was Jones International, which also was the first accredited online university. The problem with JI was their name. Research on online universities. For Profit. 25 or older). Marketing.

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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Do as you would be done by

Clive on Learning

It's the time of year for resolutions. In fact, as I type, it's already 2nd January, so it's already the time for regrets as most resolutions are already broken, but I'll stick with the theme. For the past few years, my resolution has been to take the football less seriously, as my emotional state is so often determined by the run of results of Brighton and Hove Albion FC, but this time it's different. For 2013, I will endeavour to 'do as you would be done by', not in any karmic sense, but as a designer of learning solutions. As a designer, there's a real risk of under-estimating your audience.

13 Ways to Learn in 2013

The eLearning Coach

Expand your learning options with this list of 13 ways to learn. Post from: The eLearning Coach 13 Ways to Learn in 2013. eLearning 2.0

Free E-Learning Tutorial: Video for Organisational Learning

Connect Thinking

Podcast 29 of the the Connect Thinking E-learning Academy free video and audio podcast series has recently been released. This is the first in a series of three podcasts exploring the role of video in organisational learning. This episode explores five kinds of video, in particular video for evaluation or assessment activities. You can download our free elearning tutorial series from iTunes.

Tools and competencies for the social enterprise

Learning and Working on the Web

This past year I have worked on several projects that have extended my thinking on how we can use social media to promote cooperation and collaboration within and outside the enterprise. explained some of this in a previous post on enterprise social network dimensions , which is based on the work of several others. Finally, I provide a few words of advice that I have learned from many projects.

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.

Are we more intelligent?

Learning with e's

This is part 2 of the series on technological futures. When discussing the future, especially the future of technology, there are some writers who almost always seem to be quoted. Near the top of the list is the futurologist Ray Kurzweil , who has much to say about our technological future, and also about the growth in human intelligence. Whether we shall see the Singularity is one question.

The Year In The Rear

Marcia Conner

Reflection isn’t just what you see in the mirror. Consider it a light that can guide what’s in front of you and a way to more carefully examine what’s behind. In that reflection you can revisit what’s happened and ready yourself for what’s next. For me, 2012 was full of the unexpected. Instead I had aggressive kidney-stone surgery in the spring.

Top 50 Articles of 2012

Jane Hart

For the last 4 years I have produced a Top 100 articles of the year list. However, this year,  I’ve decided to keep the list to just 50 – that is the 50 articles I enjoyed most from my  2012 Reading List. Once again I’ve created a Wordle to visualize the key themes emerging from the titles of the 50 articles. Social learning

One Learning Designer's Look Back at 2012

Learning Visions

So we've wrapped up 2012 with a few ribbons and bows and have sent it on its way. It was a big year. Some of my professional and personal highlights from 2012 (not that you asked): Growing Kineo US. Our Kineo US team has continued to grow and flourish. It's an exciting journey and I'm proud to be part of the Kineo family. So what did I learn from all that? Well, keep on keeping on. Conferences.

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.

The future of intelligence

Learning with e's

This is the third in a series of blog posts on the future of learning and technology. In my previous blog post I examined the debate about whether we are becoming more intelligent or less intelligent as a result of our prolonged and habituated uses of technology. British computer scientist and philosopher Andy Clark, is of the opinion that we are all naturally aligned to using technology. Peck, K.

Learning Resolutions: Make the Investment in Yourself

OpenSesame

BE CURIOUS. ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS. Obviously a lot of learning comes from asking questions. But too often we don''t ask the right question. The right question is far more valuable than a great answer to the wrong question. Eric Schmidt of Google said, “We run this company on questions, not answers.” Questions and the resulting conversations help us along the path to better results.

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The Most Practical Rapid E-Learning Tips from 2012

Rapid eLearning

I’m always sensitive to the elearning developers who have to work with limited resources and usually by themselves. Because of this my goal is to provide practical tips and tricks that offer real value. This year’s 2012 wrap up post features the tips & tricks shared during the past year that can be applied to your elearning courses right away. Rapid E-Learning Tips & Tricks. Free Assets.

"TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: The Essentials" Kindle Edition Now Available

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

My newest book, "TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: The Essentials" in now available for the Amazon Kindle. The printed book is with the printer now and should begin shipping next week.   Camtasia eLearning ePub HTML5 mLearning

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.

Facing the future

Learning with e's

At the end of each year many of us tend to focus on the future, wondering what it will bring. We wish each other a happy New Year, and hope that life will treat us kindly. We try to shape our own futures by making New Year resolutions, many of which fall by the wayside after a week or two. Much of our future is not ours to shape. But still we persist in trying to predict the future.

Petco Maps Out a New Leadership Strategy

CLO Magazine

Learn how Petco leaders fought to win back market share by delivering a consistent customer experience at each of the company’s 1,100 stores. SNAPSHOT : From 2005 to 2007, Petco, a national pet specialty retailer, saw its market position slip as competition grew from big box retailers and boutique stores. Petco leaders fought to win back market share by delivering a consistent customer experience at each of the company’s 1,100 stores. From its inception in 1965, Petco’s mission has been to deliver quality pet products — food, toys, supplies and medicine.

Bersin & Associates becomes Bersin by Deloitte

Learning on the Leading Edge

I’m excited to announce that Bersin & Associates has become Bersin by Deloitte. Our business is now a growing enterprise within Deloitte, a global professional services firm. As part of Deloitte Consulting LLP, we will be able to enhance our growth, expand our global reach, and deepen our relationships with clients. Deloitte has aggregate global firm revenues of $31.3 All rights reserve

Adobe RoboHelp 9: Update to ePub Zip

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

It was recently brought to my attention that users working through my Adobe Robohelp HTML 9: The Essentials book ran into trouble on page 278 (during the ePub activity). When I wrote the RoboHelp 9 book, 7za was the utility that Adobe used to assist in the creation of ePub files. On page 278 of my book, users are instructed to browse for the 7za file (which I included within the book's data files folder). The  The problem is that Adobe released a service patch (9.02) about 9 months after the book was released and ended up replacing 7za with another utility called zip.exe.

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Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.

Communication and learning in a digital age

Learning with e's

The latest issue of the online open journal eLearn Centre Research Paper Series has just been published. Issue 5 considers Communication and Learning in a Digital Age , and features papers from a number of scholars in the field, including my own paper on current research perspectives on digital literacies. The papers originate from a conference held in Barcelona in the Summer of 2012.

‘Just In Time’ and ‘Just Enough’; or Death to Clippy

Social Learning

In a recent meeting I had the sobering experience of learning that one of my young colleagues1 did not know who Clippy was. Remember him?2 Microsoft’s short-lived avatar that would pop up to try to “help” you with your work? 1 To be fair, my colleague just didn’t know his [.] The post ‘Just In Time’ and ‘Just Enough’; or Death to Clippy appeared first on Social Learning Blog

Learning Technology: Where’s the Money Going?

CLO Magazine

A new survey sheds some light on where learning leaders will invest in learning technology in 2013. Technology is still the hot topic in corporate learning conversations, but how are organizations putting their money where their mouth is? A new survey by learning services provider Impact Instruction Group found that e-learning is still the top learning technology investment heading into 2013, with 86 percent reporting that they are investing heavily in the strategy. “ On many levels, it’s a proven commodity.” “That, in my opinion, is just plain wrong.”

Five Ways to Make Online Learning Engaging

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

A new complimentary whitepaper titled 5 Creative Ideas of using Raptivity in Online Training outlines five innovative ways to make online learning interesting and engaging with the help of learning interactions. In specific, the paper suggests instructional designers and trainers consider the following techniques. 1. Combining an interactive e-book with a rapid-check assessment to implement an open book test. 2. Using games such as crosswords, TV shows and board games and to make learning fun and exciting. 3. You can download the whitepaper from the Raptivity website.

Best Practices for Launching an LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process – and be able to measure success – is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook. Click to download.

The future of classrooms

Learning with e's

This is the fourth blog post in my series on the future of learning and technology. What will be the future of school classrooms? It is unlikely that we will see the demise of the classroom in the next decade. Those who study the future of education often suggest that the demise of traditional classrooms is not only inevitable, but imminent. As ever, your comments on this blog are welcome.

What Kept Training Managers Awake in 2012?

Learn and Lead

So what kept training managers awake during 2012? What challenges they have been facing? During last year I was fortunate enough to be in touch with training managers of various companies in India. While not statistically conclusive, here are some general trends I noticed from my various conversations. Cost : Almost all training managers are pressurized to show some cost savings. Mostly this is resulting in passing on pressure to reduce costs on their training vendors. Cost seems to be their single biggest challenge these days. The business environment has a great deal of uncertainty.

How I Make an Audio Podcast for Website Information

e-Learning Academy

Question from a client: We have new information to tell our clients, but we aren’t ready to make videos. We’d like to create an interim audio podcast to provide this information in a simple and accessible format. How do we do this using a PC? There is still a role for audio podcasts on websites. [.]. Client question Development Podcast