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Irish Learning Alliance Visit

Kapp Notes

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate it enough to travel to see the Prime Minister of Ireland and hear about the Irish Learning Alliance. Unfortunately, I didn't get to go to Ireland, instead I traveled with some friends up to New York to visit with the Irish Learning Alliance. Tom, Michelle & Dave take a break from at the ILA learning session.(taken One of my most authentic St. Patrick's days ever!!

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Camtasia Studio v6.0.2 Released - FLV is Back.

Visual Lounge

You've spoken and we've listened! As promised , we brought back the FLV format in Camtasia Studio v6.0.2 today. Download the update here. It is a free upgrade if you purchased Camtasia Studio v6. If you'd like to see everything updated in Camtasia Studio v6.0.2, visit here. Thanks for your patience and feedback. We appreciate it! What would like to see added to Camtasia Studio next?

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Corporate Training - Journalism or Entertainment?

Bottom-Line Performance

Last night Bill O’Reilly visited The Letterman show and they had a heated discussion about whether Bill O’Reilly is a journalist or entertainer. Regardless of your political leanings, it was an entertaining interview. Check out a highlight below (especially around minute 7:00): Click here to view the embedded video. While I’m not going to enter the political fray on this blog, it did make me think of some recent experiences where I’ve discussed the level of reality to convey in a training course. Which begs the question: Are we entertainers or journalists? Ask questions.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

Here are slides from the presentation I did yesterday. The session was hosted by SumTotal Systems. SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total). View more presentations from Janet Clarey. Some notes: Polls: Most attending work in L&D with some HR, IT, and learning services providers. Most attending work in organization with 2000+ ee’s but several were SMBs (under 2K ee’s for this presentation). Current learning delivery channels primarily ILT classroom and ILT online as well as a fair amount of self-paced e-learning. Very few people work with fellow employees at one physical location.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Mobile Learning

Rapid eLearning

Every few years it seems that there’s some hot new trend in the world of training. Right now it appears that mobile learning is all the rage. The world of mobile gadgets is converging with an always available wifi network. This gives us instant access to all sorts of information which fits in well with on-demand training. Currently it appears that mobile learning (or m-learning) is the hot thing.

Breathing life into an informal learning strategy

Learning Journal

A comment from Phil LeNir on last week’s informal learning strategy post got me thinking more about the human element with regard to informal learning.  It’s easy to get so wrapped up in creating or linking learning assets for quick access that we forget about enabling the human interactions that are really the most effective way we learn informally. As I see it, there are five key human roles in an informal learning strategy: Subject matter expert (SME). Are some SMEs so sought-after that we need to make the role part of their job responsibilities? Peer learning partner.

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 1

E-Learning Provocateur

I attended the annual LearnX Asia Pacific conference this week at Sydney’s Darling Harbour. While the weather was dreary, I found the sessions topical and thought provoking. Ken’s central theme is that being able to think faster and better can help us unlock ideas and improve our productivity. must admit, it lifted the energy of the room. So should you use an actor?

Informal Workplace Learning: paradigm changes - more

The E-Learning Curve

I'm looking at some influences which are contributing to the emergence of informal and non-formal learning in the workplace. In my previous post on this topic, I outlined five change factors: The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more.

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.

Communities, PLEs, small groups, & power

Adventures in Corporate Education

My mom loves telling the following story about me, to emphasize the fact that I have always been bossy. I am the oldest, and I have one brother who is 16 months younger than me and another who is 3 and a half years younger (there are seven of us in all). Apparently, we all played together very nicely until my brothers discovered that they didn’t have to play exactly they way I told them to play. Once they figured this out, they would let me play with them as long as I didn’t try and dictate the rules. would just pick up and leave. What topics will be discussed. corporations.

Social Learning Trends from Elliott Masie

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My husband asked me yesterday to explain Web 2.0 to him again. He’s a skeptic, (and, at heart, something of a luddite) and fails to see how twittering or facebook can really drive business results. That’s great for me, because it keeps me on my toes as I try to explain why all this really cool technology is also useful for something more than playing April fools jokes on my friends.

Ignatia Webs: Big Question: get your innovative eLearning ideas out no matter what others think!

Ignatia Webs

skip to main | skip to sidebar Ignatia Webs eLearning techtales with social media in low resource and mobile settings Thursday, April 2, 2009 Big Question: get your innovative eLearning ideas out no matter what others think! eLearning is fun, great, innovative, wonderful… up until the moment you meet – most of – the clients (corporate or educational) feedback.

LearnX Awards 2009

E-Learning Provocateur

The annual LearnX E-Learning & Training Awards were announced today, and I’m proud to say that my team won a Gold award for Best Training Team , for our development and support of a self-paced, blended learning model at AMP.

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Hosted vs. Behind-the-firewall LMS – How To Decide?

Upside Learning

Purchasing and implementing an LMS for your organization is a business-critical activity. And the wide number of choices available all around doesn’t make it any easier to decide which LMS fits your needs and of course, the bill. Adding to this dilemma is another level of decision making – whether to go for an OnDemand / SaaS / Hosted LMS service, or for a behind-the-firewall LMS deployment.

New Tool for Explaining Concepts

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PC World recently published a list of 101 free web tools. I’m slowly making my way down the list, alphabetically. I’m only through “f&# but I’ve found a tool that I really want to share. . Flowgram allows you to combine several different mediums, including PowerPoint, websites, videos, and pictures, along with on-screen captions. Flogram User Interface.  .

Great innovative work by Opera: facial features to surf the net

Ignatia Webs

News Commentary Curation Distribution

Tony Karrer

The post The Future of the News Ecosystem pointed me to the Stephen Johnson Picture shown above. While I don't necessarily believe that things are nearly so linear, it is a good picture of the kind of flow, enhancement, filtering that happens. There's definitely an open question of what makes sense in what case as described in Aggregation Types. Human tagging? Automated? How do you access it?

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.

Microsoft Surface Launched

Upside Learning

Microsoft Surface was formally launched and is now available in 12 countries. school in the UK used it for a day; here’s what they did with it: Such technology opens up a paradigm of interaction that been under-utilized in learning. Surface will probably be the first in a long line of products that include software and hardware for touch and gestures. It’ll only get better from here.

Future of Digital Music--The Future of LMS Content

Kapp Notes

Recently, I spoke with a reporter from The Vancouver Sun about the future of the music industry and digital music. have written before on the topic in my post New Music Distribution Model: Video Games. The music industry is still struggling with creating a new revenue model and how to handle the disaggregation of content. told the reporter: "I think they (CDs) will go the way of 8-tracks,” he said.

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Virtual Interns

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This morning I was at the sports therapist for a running injury. My doctor had a fourth year medical student working with him. The student was learning the ropes hands on, participating in the small talk, listening as the doctor explained each step of the exam, his initial prognosis and the treatment plan. The medical student was very pleasant, and I think he’ll do well interacting with patients. But, what if I wasn’t real, at least not in the traditional sense, and suppose the doctor, the small talk and the exam all occurred virtually? What might the medical student learn about patient care?

LMS and Social Learning

Tony Karrer

As a follow on to the discussion of social learning and formal learning in Long Live … great post by BJ Schone - Have LMSs Jumped The Shark? constantly hear people (across many organizations) complain about their learning management system (LMS). They complain that their LMS has a terrible interface that is nearly unusable. Upgrades are difficult and cumbersome. Users hate the system. It’s ugly.

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.

Articulate ’09: Tips for Resolving Common Issues

Upside Learning

Articulate’s suite of products rate high in the rapid authoring segment. We have used them for several projects, and have found them very effective for development and simple to use. They give standards-conformant output, and save development time and cost. You can read more about some of its popular features here. However, if your project is graph-heavy, then images may not be a good idea.


Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visuals and Audio in eLearning (Ruth Clark)

Learning Visions

This would be a great article to forward to a client. You know the one. They want audio narrating that long paragraph of text that they think should also appear on the screen in order to appeal to different learning styles

Training vs. Information: When do we need what?

Bottom-Line Performance

I just read an article by Jay Cross, a big proponent of Web 2.0 tools. He wants to get us away from talking about e-learning and instead talk about “emergent learning&# or “improv learning.&# He argues that much of our traditional approaches to learning are out of sync with the realities of  today’s work world. Cross comments: The first wave of e-learning brochures invariably touted the benefits of focusing on the learner. Schools and classes had always been organized for the convenience of the faculty-one size fits all. The members of the organization are known as “ workers.

ASTD Central Iowa Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are links and resources mentioned during the presentation: Find out what level of "Gamer" you are with Gamer Rater. Avoiding Death by PowerPoint. Tell a story with your slides. meet Jessica View more presentations from bengardner135. Wiki resources: Wikispaces PB Wiki Social Networking Links Ning Facebook LinkedIn __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

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