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Impact of Games on the Economy, the World and Schools

Kapp Notes

Here are some interesting facts about the video game industry in terms of the impact on society from The Entertainment Software Association web site. study, “Video Games in the 21st Century: The 2010 Report,” detailed the impact that computer and video game companies have on America’s economy. Over the same period, the entire U.S. GDP in 2009. The U.S. billion. Education Games

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Instructional Design Basics: Designing A Timeline

Upside Learning

I spent a lot of time over the past few months reading about the design of timelines and trying to understand what makes a well designed timeline. soon realized that I had only discovered the tip of the iceberg, and that there is a lot of thought that needs to go into designing an interactive timeline. This blog-post is an attempt to put together what I learnt about the design of timelines.

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Turn an Image Into An Animated Puzzle

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  A recent  question in the Microsoft Office forums  inquired about the process of animating a picture in PowerPoint so that it came onto the slide piece by piece--like a puzzle. The question was answered, but the answer was not exactly what the original poster had wanted. That is what I will cover today. Make an Image Look Like a Puzzle. Unzip the file.

What the flip?

Learning with e's

Everywhere I look I'm seeing 'Flip teaching' or 'Flipped classroom'. There's a lot of hype about this 'flipping' idea and it's getting me flipping irritated. What does flipping actually involve? Does anyone know, or is the term being misused or misrepresented? Even Aaron Sams, a highly visible proponent of the flipped movement admits that the term is ambiguous. Well, dip me in mayonnaise.

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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Campaign For Effective Elearning (#c4ee)

Upside Learning

Earlier this year Rob Hubbard chair of the eLearning Network launched a campaign for effective elearning at the Learning Technology 2012. With so much of mindless elearning being created around us everyday this is a welcome initiative. Here’s a video by Rob Hubbard explaining the campaign.

Bern, baby, Bern

E-Learning Provocateur

While I was in Europe for Didacta last month, I took the opportunity to visit Bern in Switzerland. The Swiss capital is both beautiful and odd. (I mean that in a good way.) The town centre is medieval, the people speak a peculiar dialect of German peppered with French, and a riverside park at the edge of the old town houses a couple of real-life bears! It’ll be well worth it. Figure 2.

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Sharon Burton's 8 steps to amazing webinars

Clive on Learning

If you do webinars then I can pretty well guarantee that you'll find something useful in Sharon Burton's e-book for Kindle and Nook 8 Steps to Amazing Webinars. I've done loads of them but I still managed to find 22 extracts that I wanted to highlight and save in my Kindle's clippings file. Be sure it really is webinars you do. If you use web conferencing for meetings or for virtual classrooms then this is not the book for you ( Onlignment do some good ones and they're free!). Webinars are web seminars; they are the equivalent of sessions at a conference. Sharon certainly believes in promotion.

Classroom without walls

Learning with e's

I've written before about the idea of the classroom without walls. Today, with the sun shining down on the UK's warmest March in recorded history, my students and I sat in a classroom without walls - literally. We went outside and held our final teaching session of the term in the warm sun. The students enjoyed it, and frankly, so did I. But today was the real deal. Unported License.

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.

The Benefits of Online Learning

Mindflash

E-Learning Solutions Allow Workers to Access Training Materials from Anywhere, at Any Time. Online learning , or e-learning , offers a number of advantages for people and companies looking to develop a new content program or curricula — none bigger than the ability to offer that training anywhere, anytime. But those are just some of the benefits of online learning. Articles Channels E-learning

It’s Not eLearning On A Phone

The eLearning Coach

The only way we can understand something new is to create an analogy from something we know. So it makes sense that most of us think that mobile learning is eLearning on a portable device. That description barely scratches the surface. Mobile is a strategy more than a technology. And its potential use is far [.] Post from: The eLearning Coach It’s Not eLearning On A Phone. Mobile

Adobe Captivate: Apply Your Changes

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Over the past several months I've written myriad articles extolling the value of using styles on slide objects (including how to  reset them ,  clone them  and how to create styles  on the fly ). Have you been a good developer? Are you using Object Styles? I'm going to give each and every one of you the benefit of the doubt. Read on.

HTML5 for Multimedia Experiences: Judy Unrein at Learning Solutions

OpenSesame

Interactivity is not just built in Flash anymore, Toto! With tools like HTML5 and Javascript, developers can create rich interactive experiences that load quickly, work on any device and provide full accessibility for readers of any kind (whether human or robot!) - all big challenges elearning developers face when developing and delivering interactive experiences.

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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.

Camtasia Small Business Drive: Netvantage, Week 4

Visual Lounge

In the final week of the Camtasia test drive, Netvantage Co-Founder Adam Henige reflected back on their month of screencasting. Netvantage. www.netvantagemarketing.com. netvantage. What have you discovered during your fourth and final week of the test drive? This week we started down a road that will hopefully provide a new revenue opportunity for us - training. Bottom line?

How Can Infographics Produce Better E-Learning Courses?

Rapid eLearning

Infographics are the hot! They catch your attention because they look great and have strong visual hooks. like them because they remind me a little of I Spy where you get to explore a busy graphic and search for interesting nuggets of information. Of course, not everyone’s a big fan of infographics. There are many parallels between infographics and elearning. Keeping it Simple. That’s right.

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Are You a Performance Consultant?

Integrated Learnings

By Dean Hawkinson. Let’s face it – the title “Instructional Designer” comes with a reputation that designing instruction or training is all that we do. We have been placed into a box that can be a real challenge to get out of, especially when it comes to moving into more of a performance consulting type of role. How do we break beyond the barriers that have been placed on us and convince our clients to look beyond training as the only available solution? So…what is Performance Consulting, anyway? Here is an illustration to help clarify the concept of performance consulting. Individual Factors.

IMU-LS-06: From Tinkering to Tottering to Totally Extreme Learning (Curtis Bonk)

ZaidLearn

IMU LEARNING SERIES 06 We are thrilled to announce that our sixth invited International speaker is Curtis Bonk. Yes, it was a MIGHTY CHALLENGE to get him to do an IMU webinar, so please do not miss this amazing educator. Some resist. Others persist. Such is state of online learning today. But what is highly resistible for some is often passionately irresistible for others. UPCOMING WEBINARS?

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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.

Social Collaboration Services: the missing piece in the L&D jigsaw

Jane Hart

This post is an extract from a new Internet Time Alliance whitepaper, available in both web and PDF formats. Performance Support Services  focus on providing access to, and supporting use of a range of resources (content and people) for performance improvement. This service area  will therefore serve as the main entry point in the Framework. So let’s take a closer look at it. Social Collaboration.

Six Quick Ways To Design Like A Pro

The eLearning Coach

All you wanted to know about positive and negative space. Post from: The eLearning Coach Six Quick Ways To Design Like A Pro. Graphics

70:20:10 Learning Framework – Where did those numbers come from ?

Learning Cafe

“I have a question relating to this webinar, that I’d love answered, and that is really to substantiate the rigour behind the 70-20-10 model” This was one of the questions raised about the Learning Cafe theme for March 2012 – “ 70-20-10 – Approach Is it New? Is it different this time ?”, Here is what some our panellist have to say. This is achieved by: 1.

Let's Get Our Meta On! Conversations about Conversations and a Soylent Green mention!

Mark Oehlert

  . FAIR WARNING: The video embedded here is safe for work but does contain a good bit of me talking. Please proceed with caution!  My view of technology is greatly informed by a concern for the humans at the user end of it. What does it do for you? How does it make your day better? So I tend to look at what existing human dynamics new technologies either support, extend or both.

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.

Announcement of Serious Games Directory

Kapp Notes

New Online, International Directory for Serious Games Industry Offers. Offers Free Listings for Titles, Tech, Services, Textbooks, Schools. The  Serious Games Association  announced a new, international resource for developers, providers, analysts, educators and consultants, the  Serious Games Directory.   All listings and access will be available free in 2012. Games and sims will be organized by market: Education. Corporate. Military/Government. Health Care. Games for Good. Screens, photos and video can be added plus a link to a site for more information. Games Games video games

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Computers, Learning Professionals, and their Roles in Curation

The Learning Circuits

In my first post for Learning Circuits, I explored how I use Twitter as a professional development tool. Over the past two weeks, we've looked at Filtering: A Challenge and Responsibility for Learning Professionals , and Curation: A Core Competency for Learning Professionals. In this closing post in my Learning Circuits series, I want to dig into curation in greater detail, describing what role technology plays in the curation workflow, and what it looks like for learning. Who Qualifies as a Curator? This fact was proven to me in the most unlikely of places: my mother's dining room table.

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4 Free Training Resources You Better Know Of By Now

LearnDash

If you make a living creating e-Learning and Instructor-led courses, then you need to know about these four tricks and tools that will bolster any learning development initiative. Resource #1: Royalty Free Pictures at [link]. Okay, the URL for this website is pretty strange (I’m not even sure what country “.hu” But rest assured, it is legit. Stop using the same old images in your training.

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Resources: How to Design and Facilitate a Virtual Classroom (webinar)

e-Learning Academy

Looking for cost effective and agile ways to train staff? Then virtual classroom (VC) may be the answer you are looking for (other terms for VC include webinar and web conferencing). At first, virtual classroom can seem a little daunting to design and facilitate. virtual classroom train-the-trainer workshop is a great way to build [.]. Design E-Learning tutorial Video Virtual classroom

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.