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50 Best eLearning Posts Of 2012

Upside Learning

We hope you have had a good start to 2013. We are going to make it even better! We have compiled the 50 best eLearning posts of 2012 from our blog. It’s a chance for you to catch up on some interesting stuff you might have missed the last year. And for us, it’s a time to relook at the posts that trended on twitter and other social channels, and were loved by our readers. Mobile Learning. Brilliant!

AAF-Greater Lehigh Valley Gamification Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are the resources for my presentation to the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter. Here are the slides: Gamification Strategies How to solve problems, motivate and engage people through Games! from Karl Kapp. Cost information: Remember it depends on a lot of variables. Some costs of games. How Real Businesses Are Using Gamification to Spice Up Their Marketing.

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Ontuitive

5 Reasons to Implement E-Learning

Connect Thinking

From a business perspective, there are arguably five (5) main drivers for implementing e-learning (learning technologies): 1. Build staff productivity. The business decision to employ anyone is all about productivity. What an employee costs an employer must be a fraction of the profit he or she contributes to the business. Build efficiencies in staff development. Learning options -. Manage risk.

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

Want to develop an effective customer training strategy for your organization? Download this guide to learn some simple steps you can follow to set your team up for success. Click to download.

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Podcast: Writing Voice-Over Scripts for eLearning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

IconLogic's Kevin Siegel and Jennie Ruby recently sat down with the folks at the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and discussed Writing. Voice-Over Scripts for eLearning. We talked about how critically important it is to. write the scripts in advance.    Learn some important Dos and Don'ts you can put to use. immediately. Audio eLearning mLearning

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Learn how Game Based Learning (and Football) Work: Play Gridiron Guru

Bottom-Line Performance

The best way to learn about writing is, of course, to read. The best way to improve as a public speaker is to study the style of others. When you fill your mind with great ideas before starting a new task, creation gets a whole lot easier. So… would you like to guess what the best way is to learn about learning game design and gamification? Sit down and play a game! Oh, and one more thing!

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Who is training the online teachers to teach online?

KnowledgeStar

Some of the worst 'teaching' I have ever tried to learn from has been online. The worst. And I'm not alone. Everyone I know has stories about an online class that was a total waste of time. Poorly organized content. Terrible to no graphics. So many bullet points that the screen ended up being 8pt Arial. droning voice with no modulation or interest in the subject. Less than a modicum of enthusiasm. Hardly any interaction in a medium defined by interaction. Here's the question: Who is training the online teachers to teach online? Education Future of education Learning

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LMS 201

eLearning 24-7

I’m still stunned at the amount of misinformation that is continuing to fester on the Internet and on sites such as Linkedin.  People have serious questions, real questions and in return they get all types of responses, many of which are just not true. It reminds me of Ron Burgundy in Anchorman when discussing what San Diego actually means. ” Ron: “No. ” Ron:”"Really.”

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Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Writing & Grammar: More Confusing Words and Usage

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby      Here's another challenge on confusing words and usage. Take a stab at the correct answers and send them to me.      I am one of the required signatories, aren't I/ain't I/am I not ? thought it was an incredible/incredulous coincidence that my dentist was at the movie theater and saw me buy the popcorn. She took the vitamin D as a preventative/preventive measure. After reading the research, however, she decided to take a different tack/tact. I was less worried about it then/than she was. I use/used to take a lot more vitamin C.

Constant learning is a key theme in the Future of Work

Jane Hart

This presentation, from Innovation Excellence , explores the new ways we are working and the implications for business and for workers. Each theme has 4 trends and each trend is supported by 4 examples, supporting statistics and implications defined by PSFK Labs team. Constant Learning is one of the key themes, and includes Learning by doing, Digital Knowledge Updates and Networked Learning.

Canada’s learning technologies are HOT!

Spark Your Interest

Most of what I see around learning and technology (especially as it relates to Canada) is focused on MOOCs (for lots of news and commentary, Stephen Downes is a must read). But, there seems to be less coverage on learning technologies or products/services focused on the corporate markets. Absorb - by Blatant Media out of Calgary,  Alberta based (hey, move west!), mean, 3D is cool.

Digital classrooms

Learning with e's

This is Part 5 in my series of posts on the future of learning and technology. A few years ago Peter John and I wrote a book entitled 'The Digital Classroom'. It was published by Routledge in 2008 and is now also available as a Kindle reader version. It wasn't the first published under that title, and it probably won't be the last. Much more learning will be done outside of the classroom.

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

Training: Spaced Learning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Do you have a large. amount of information you'd like to teach quickly and effectively? While most trainers would agree that it's not a good idea to teach lots of. information over a short amount of time, one learning method suggests. the opposite.     In an article first reported in Scientific American in 2005 , R. Douglas  Douglas Fields explored how temporal patterns of stimuli create long-term memories. method. The general idea of Spaced Learning is that large amounts of. During this time, learners perform. unrelated motor activities.

Converting Classroom Training to Virtual Instruction: Some Tips by Joel Gendelman

Learning Solutions Magazine

Many organizations are looking at moving face-to-face classroom delivery of instruction to web conferencing or virtual classrooms in 2013 as a means of reducing cost. This is not necessarily simple, and this article offers some tips, suggestions, and resources to help guide the conversion process. Getting Started Instructional Design Training Strategies Virtual Classrooms

Canada’s learning technologies are HOT!

Spark Your Interest

Most of what I see around learning and technology (especially as it relates to Canada) is focused on MOOCs (for lots of news and commentary, Stephen Downes is a must read). But, there seems to be less coverage on learning technologies or products/services focused on the corporate markets. Absorb - by Blatant Media out of Calgary,  Alberta based (hey, move west!), mean, 3D is cool.

Flipping Corporate Learning

KnowledgeStar

This one is from my friend Jay Cross @ Internet Time. It a take on flipping the corporate class that I totally agree with. Flipping the educational process has now been proven to work across the board especially among financially challenged schools. combination of flipping and going back to the dream we all had with [.]. Learning

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.

Adobe Captivate 6: Question Slide Partial Scores

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

One of the problems with a multiple choice question you've added to a Captivate quiz is the all or nothing aspect of the question. It is possible to setup some questions that allow for multiple correct answers. It would be nice if you could award partial credit should the learner select some, but not all, of the correct answers. Say hello to the Partial Score feature in Adobe Captivate 6. 

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Take the 10 Tools Challenge

Jane Hart

For  2013 why not take up this professional development challenge. This is how it works: Make a resolution to find out how to use 10 new tools this year  (say one a month) and how they might help with your personal productivity, professional learning or development, or for use in education or training, or in the enterprise for performance support or workforce collaboration.

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Where AR we now?

Learning with e's

This is part 6 in a series of posts on the future of learning and technology. Technology is great for many things, but perhaps its most useful application is enabling us to do things better, faster, smarter. Augmented Reality (AR) is one such tool that has a lot of potential to enhance our senses, but to date has had poor uptake and real life application in the world of learning. Unported License.

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Team Predictions for 2013 eLearning

Web Courseworks

Year after year, predictions are posted about what is to come in eLearning development.  Experts use polls, percentages, and general trends to forecast what will happen in the upcoming year.  I have been part of this group as in the past I have posted general eLearning predictions based on what I have learned in the [.]. eLearning 2013 2013 Predictions

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.

Conquer These Evil E-Learning Temptations

Integrated Learnings

by Jonathan Shoaf. There are common temptations that instructional designers and e-learning developers succumb to. Resist these and your learners will thank you. Let's look at a few of the more common temptations lurking out there to torment those who partake in e-learning courses. Temptation #1: Using a PowerPoint Mindset. The first temptation that leads to bad e-learning is using a PowerPoint presentation mindset and applying it to the e-learning world. Its tempting because the mindset is familiar, requires little thought, and takes less time. Watching a lecture with cute PowerPoint.

Newsflash! Paper Must Remain a Viable Alternative to E-Learning

e-Learning Academy

Newsflash to e-learning poviders out there. Learning courseware is not accessible or re-usable to subgroups of staff in many organisations. Sometimes a paper-based manual of instruction, guide for coaches or paper-based job aid is the best solution. When offering a holistic solution to organisations, can you please include paper-based instructional design alternatives as well? It’s been [.].

Global learning collectives

Learning with e's

This is part 7 in a series of posts on the future of learning and technology. spent the last two years of my school life at AFCENT* International School, in Brunssum, Holland. There was one word to describe AFCENT School - diversity. discovered that this school's education was far more than just the three 'R's. should point out that in the 1970s Britain was far less multi-cultural than it is today.

The iPad for Learning & Teaching Workshop at IMU!

ZaidLearn

First, I would like to declare that I am NOT working for Apple , and I was certainly not paid for preparing a workshop (and slides) on using iPad for learning and teaching. The ' iPad for Learning and Teaching ' workshop was facilitated at IMU on the 9th January, 2013 (for IMU faculty staff only). Now, let's explore some of the cool stuff! Use social media to connect and collaborate with others.

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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.