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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.

‘Out of Office’ emails put to good use

Dont Waste Your Time

Email is still the foundation of modern business communication and we use it all day, very day (even weekends and evenings for some). While some are lamenting its use and hailing its demise, the rest of us still use it because everyone we deal with still uses it. ” No one really wants to know you’ve booked two weeks holiday in somewhere warmer than they are. Image Source.

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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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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.

Pinterest, what’s the fuss?

Dont Waste Your Time

In the fast-paced world of Internet start-ups and social media companies Pinterest has been around for a couple of years already. It has however gained a lot of interest in the past few months after high profile names start using it, and a slightly dubious legal issue it needs to address (more later). But, what is Pinterest ? ” Does that make sense? Be Creative. Give Credit. Web 3.0

Asynchronous E-Learning Vs. Synchronous E-Learning


Articles E-learning

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. 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?

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

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.


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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A workscape perspective

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet There are few best practices for the network era workplace, but definitely many next practices to be developed. good place to start is with an integrative performance framework that puts formal training and education where they belong: focused on the appropriate 5%. It is a fluid, holistic, process. Learning emerges as a result of working smarter. Technology connects people.

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.

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.

What is a MOOC? #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

A MOOC is a ‘Massive Open Online Course’ and, as the video from Dave Cormier below introduces it as a. “response to the challenges faced by organisations and distributed disciplines at a time of information overload.” ” A MOOC is not for credit, it’s for (networked) learning. You participate in a MOOC because you want to learn about a particular topic or subject.

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.

The Benefits of Online Learning


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

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 business drives workforce development

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet In a workscape perspective I described how new frameworks help management, HR and L&D professionals get away from the trees to see the forest of workforce development. Communities of practice are the bridges between the work being done and diverse social networks, fostering cooperation without hierarchical structure. Cooperation is moving from a soft skill to a required hard skill.

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


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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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.

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.

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

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


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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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.

This kids, is why hallucinogenics and the internet don’t mix

George Siemens

I had to do a quick double take on this article (first, to determine if it was April 1, anywhere in the world): Evolution Unbound: Blackboard embraces open source. This is what I imagine the experience would be like if one dropped hallucinogenics and browsed the web – a feeling of incredulity and weird confusion that can only come from time and reality being featured in a will it blend video. I’m not surprised that Blackboard is interested in openness. They’ve made overtures in the past. discussed this in a post on the race to platform education. So what does Bb gain? By far.

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.