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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!

Free #research papers on #mLearning from mLearn conference

Ignatia Webs

Today the free proceedings of the mLearn2012 conference that was organized in Helsinki were put online. For all that want to get a peek into recent research, it is a blast! The topics are very diverse: augmented learning, health (diabetes 1 support among others), gender, learning analytics, mLearning pedagogy, language learning, learning with tablets.

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.

Was The 'DNA of a 21st Century Educator' Plagiarised in China?

ZaidLearn

Source DISCOVERY Last time I looked in the mirror, that certainly didn't look like me. However, the 'DNA' slide looks familiar. Oops, it looks like a slide from my ' DNA of a 21st Century Educator ' (Version 2) presentation. Awesome! Here is another picture that reveals a bit more about this event: Source So, what's the problem here? Certainly, not like this. Let's break down the case. Kudos!

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.

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Ontuitive

A formula for successful online distance learning

Clive on Learning

This Wednesday I hosted the first in a series of webinars in which winners of the 2012 E-Learning Awards present their projects and describe how they set about achieving their successes. This is the second year of these webinars and I'm delighted to be involved, primarily because I find the projects so inspirational. It's a bit depressing when you come across dull e-learning, so when you see how it really can be done it puts a spring back in your step. Some 1500 members are now studying online, with 691 passes to date. At the other extreme, really professional videos also worked well.

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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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Academic #publishing, openness and #books altogether

Ignatia Webs

With this new calendar year dawning, I am set to get my first eBook out there in the open. At this point I think it will be a low cost book, one that will ask possible readers to pay 2,99 dollars for a 50 page book on how to set up your own training based on the MOOC-format for non-profits and business purposes and why such a format can add to corporate and non-profit training. And to be honest.

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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.

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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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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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.

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.

#Mobile phones to help women empower themselves #gender

Ignatia Webs

In the last years my focus was moving more towards mobile content then mobile design. But indeed as Ronda Zelezny-Green mentioned in her blogpost , the user design can make the difference in getting people, and specifically women increasingly into mobile use for learning. The technology has some affordances that can be improved for specific populations, addressing specific issues.

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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.

Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu: Blackboard Roadmap and The Challenges Ahead

Dont Waste Your Time

Day two of the Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference started with this extremely useful insight into the roadmap Blackboard is taking with the ‘Learn’ product, as well as Blackboard’s own opinion on the conference theme: “Make Do or Spend?” Recruitment: increased tuition fees, increased competition, limited or decreasing resources.

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.

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.

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

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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Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu: The Learning Ecology

Dont Waste Your Time

After several years of trying to get the UK Blackboard Users Conference it seems 2013 (and the 13th conference – it’s a teenager!) is my lucky year. Severe fiscal constraints. How are these changes are affecting approaches to learning management systems (Blackboard) and can these changes be sustained or modified if the conditions ‘worsen’? sharonflynn ). academy/srl-mooc/.

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

FREE Alternative to Camtasia Studio

LearnDash

One great way for instructional designers to create effective learning material is to include screenshots and videos in their e-learning modules. Many programs have this feature build in (i.e. Adobe Captivate and the new Articulate Storyline), but some prefer a third party program – and for years the standard bearer has been Camtasia Studio. However, it does come with a hefty price tag.

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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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.

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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.

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.

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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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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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

Marc My Words: So You Want to Get Into the eLearning Biz? by Marc J. Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

Looking for a new career? Think you have what it takes to be an eLearning specialist or manager of eLearning? Here are the nine things you need to know on your first day in your new career … or maybe the nine things it would still be good to know even if you’re already on the job. Getting Started Management Professional Development Training Strategies

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

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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The Forge with special guest Dan Roam

Visual Lounge

I’m not going to pull any punches, I am super excited about the next episode of the Forge. Over the last few years I have worked hard to integrate more visuals into all of my work. have practiced and read books, I’ve even presented at a conference or two. I’ve still have a lot to learn, and think everyone can benefit from becoming more visual. Navy, and the United States Senate.

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.

You got funny in my course module! Humor in eLearning

Adobe Captivate

We all love to laugh. We’re wired that way. In fact researchers believe that laughter itself is a social behavior. The crux of the theory is that laughing is in fact a social bonding mechanism. The grunts and guffaws we make when delighted and surprised are a physical manifestation of the sudden emotional shift from [.]. Community eLearning this week Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Whats new eLearning humor

5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget

In the US alone, companies spend over $70 billion on corporate training and about $1000 on individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what's the result? Companies end up wasting millions of dollars each year on ineffective training practices.

eLearning Guild Research: Come On In, the Tools Are Grrrrrreat! by Patti Shank

Learning Solutions Magazine

What are members of The eLearning Guild saying about the tools they use in their work? Recent Guild research reports offer the comments of members about eLearning software, and here are a few of those responses. Design & Development Tools Learning Research

Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu: MOOC Pedagogy

Dont Waste Your Time

Day two of the Durham Blackboard started with an extremely useful insight into the roadmap Blackboard is taking with their product(s), as well as Blackboard’s own opinion on the conference theme: “Make Do or Spend?” MOOC tutoring & support is ‘light touch’ approach with low study hours per week, with certificates for completion and not credit. ” Downes, S.

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.

The Power of Pull and PKM

Learning and Working on the Web

The Power of Pull by John Hagel. John Seely Brown & Lang Davison looks at how digital networks and the need for long-term relationships that support the flow of tacit knowledge are radically changing the nature of the enterprise as we know it. It is also an excellent reference book for understanding many facets of personal knowledge management. Value is moving to the edge. Find (Seek). Johnson.

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Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.

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.

ITA Predictions 2013

Clark Quinn

The Principals of the  Internet Time Alliance  decided to take a collective look ahead to the new year, and share our predictions. You’ll see overlap but also unique perspectives: Charles Jennings. An increasing number of organisations, independent of size, nature or location, will acknowledge that their traditional training and development models and processes are failing to live up to the expectations of their leaders and workforce in a dynamic and global marketplace. Some will take steps to use their financial and people resources and exploit new ways of working and learning. Clark Quinn.