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Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips

Upside Learning

Find a problem with learning or performance first , think about learning next, and mobile learning last. This is somewhat analogous to “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” Look for a learning/performance problem and analyze carefully if mobile learning is a possible solution and not the other way round. Ask if there will be a real benefit for the user. Content pull?

Future of elearning industry looks Bright!

Kapp Notes

Reports, factors and the current market conditions strongly indicate that elearning is going to be a growth industry over the coming years. As Tony Bingham, president and CEO of ASTD states, “Today, we actively pursue content based on search terms and our preferences [while in the future]…content will find you – rather than actively seeking it, your activities and interests will determine what finds you, be delivered how you want it, and to your preferred channel. This provides tremendous potential for learning.” Source. billion in 2010. billion by 2015. Source. Source. Source. industry

Writing & Grammar: Checklists, Part III

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby. This week I am featuring two different kinds of checklists from readers. One kind is a planning checklist with slots for recording the date each task is done. The other kind is a list of tasks for converting training materials from Captivate 4 to Captivate 5. Reviewing other people's checklists is a good way to develop your own. inevitably forget things if I don't.

Chomp, chomp chomp! Welcome ScreenChomp and TechSmith Labs!

Visual Lounge

Being an evangelist, by definition, means that I get to be the bearer of good tidings. Today I get to do that! I'm happy to share with you a new iPad app that we've been working on at TechSmith. Meet ScreenChomp! ScreenChomp is a digital whiteboard that users can write and draw on with the touch of a finger. You can draw using twelve different pen colors. Why would you use a recordable whiteboard?

Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

Stuck with a bunch of Flash-based courses that cannot be viewed on mobile devices? This eBook will take you through the steps to convert existing courses into HTML 5 format and make it compatible with the latest devices and browsers.

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Free #eLearning magazines to follow with interest

Ignatia Webs

This week the Learning Solutions magazine published an article I wrote on MOOCs as a new eLearning frontier. As I was writing the article, I suddenly noticed I had not mentioned my two favorite free and inspiring accessible, online eLearning magazines: Learning Solutions magazine , eLearn magazine. They will keep you up to speed on various eLearning topics. journals eLearning guild eLearning

Memorable Ways to End an eLearning Course

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. The recency effect tells us that people are more likely to remember information from the end of a sequence. In other words, when taking an eLearning course, learners are most likely to remember how the course ended, although the stuff in the middle might blur together. Cognitive theorists believe that as new information enters the working memory, earlier information is pushed out. Since the information entering at the end doesn't get pushed out as quickly, the brain has more time to process and remember that later information. Visual representation. Illustrative story.

The Smart Worker : needs immediate access to solutions to performance problems

Jane Hart

Tweet In the second of a series of blog posts on helping L&D move forward, I look at how we need to help workers gain immediate access to “learning&# that solves their performance problems. Jeff Bullas pointed out in  How the iPad is changing our lives , that. In the same way employees want solutions to their performance or learning problems, NOW, and in a mouse-click.

Add Clouds to Captivate or PowerPoint Projects

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Adobe's Allen Partridge has documented the steps necessary to add Clouds to both Captivate and PowerPowerPoint projects. "I love word clouds. You know, those cool clusters of words that give instant summary of concepts by making words bigger and bolder the more times they are used somewhere," said Partridge. "I thought it would be fun to show you how you can make wicked cool word clouds based on your Adobe Captivate (and even Microsoft PowerPoint) projects in just a few minutes. The coolest part? " Click here to learn more.

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.

Three things all teachers need

Learning with e's

Last night I took part in a 3-way Skype podcast recording for TeacherCast.ne t , which was hosted by Jeff Bradbury, who is based in Philadelphia, USA. My co-panellist was Mark Greentree , who was speaking from Sydney, Australia. One of the scheduled questions which we never got around to addressing was: What should a parent expect from a teacher in the 21st Century? This is vitally important.

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Give Cruella a chance

Clive on Learning

Epic have begun their Summer 2011 debate. The motion this year is: “This house believes that as social learning increases, so the requirement for traditional training departments shrinks”. I am speaking against the motion. Arguing against social media is like asking for support for Cruella De Vil in her quest to make a nice new coat from those cuddly dalmations. Not that I had any choice.

Moodle Tool Guide for Educators!

ZaidLearn

Download Moodle Tool Guide Joyce Seitzinger published this really useful Moodle tool guide more than one year ago, but it is certainly still useful. Yes, check out also the Blackboard tool guide version, if that is what you are using. And of course learning from it! Thanks :). Moodle

Future of Technology in Education Infographic #FOTiE11 @FOTiE

Dont Waste Your Time

Last year I was lucky enough to obtain one of the few tickets that were available for the 2010 Future of Technology in Education Conference organised by ULCC: [link]. Since the time is rapidly approaching when this year’s tickets will be made available I was interested in seeing this infographic on details and statistics from the 2009 and 2010 conferences. Click to view on Flickr).

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.

Dev Corner - Customing the Internet with Greasemonkey

Visual Lounge

It's time for another Dev Corner update! We recently had an internal conference, DevKhan, at TechSmith for our technical staff. It is a great way for developers, the web team, and others to share their knowledge with each each other. Glen Hoeppner did a session called "Customing the Internet with Greasemonkey" We thought it would be useful for others to watch. Enjoy! Dev Corner 617

Leader's Simple Guide to Building and Retaining Trust

The Peformance Improvement

Trust seems to be in short supply these days. Democrats don’t trust Republicans. Israelis don’t trust Palestinians. Christians don’t trust Muslims. CEO’s don’t trust employees and vice versa. It’s a sad state of affairs, given that trust is essential for compromise, collaboration, and co-existence. We will not follow a leader nor will we be engaged in the task unless we trust that leader.

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PowerPoint 2010: Change the Picture, Keep the Animation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. You've just completed a very slick PowerPoint presentation. On one slide you have an image fade in. After it fades in, it pulses for emphasis. After it pulses, text appears above. Then when you click the image, it hyperlinks to another slide. Everything looks and works great. But then the client contacts you and says they'd like to swap the image with another. Trying to reconstruct all of the animations and actions, as well as ensuring they're in the proper order with everything else on the slide, could be a disaster for you (or, at the very least, a small headache).

The Smart Worker : learning continuously with social media

Jane Hart

Tweet. In the first of my blog posts on helping L&D department move forward, I want to focus on how we can help others learn continuously using social media. “today’s work environment doesn’t tolerate learners stepping out of their workflow to learn unless it is absolutely vital to do so.  The next online social activity takes place 29 August – 7 October 2011.

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!

Help us #save new born babies lives by using #mobile devices for #ultrasound

Ignatia Webs

"Why not save the lives of new borns by making use of mobile devices that can be used for ultra-sound?" with this simple idea my wonderful and inspiring colleagues Vincent De Brouwere and Fabienne Richard started a quest to get a new mobile project up and running. If we get enough votes, the project will be funded by the Belinda and Bill Gates foundation. Thanks in advance!

Shaping the future

Learning with e's

Welcome to the future? Whenever we consider the future, it is always elusive, and always just around the corner. It is never quite here. We live in the present. All the time. All each of us have is our memories of the past, and a future that is imaginary. Forget the soothsayers, the horoscope writers, the clairvoyants and the crystal ball gazers. We just don't know what will happen next.

What’s hurting the LMS market

eLearning 24-7

The LMS market is strong. Revenues across the board are up, profit margins are healthy and competition is on-going (always a good thing). But for all that is positive, there are negatives, and these negatives can hinder long term growth for commercial systems. The Negatives. Features First.Usability Second. I am a huge fan of feature sets and enhancements. They are necessary for the evolution of any system and mandatory to garner more market share. While this is a great concept for party decorations, it is not for a learning platform. Why Does it Occur? Great stuff, for 1996. know plenty.

The Smart Worker : needs job aids rather than courses

Jane Hart

Tweet. This is the third in a series of posts about how L&D departments can move forward from their traditional role of creating, delivering and managing formal learning. The two previous posts in this series were: The Smart Worker : learning continuously with social media. The Smart Worker : needs immediate access to solutions to performance problems. In  post 2, I suggested liberating courses from the LMS and making them available on the intranet where they were more likely to be accessed and used. Marc Rosenberg, in a recent article,   When training is not the answer , points out.

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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.

The New Capitalist Manifesto

Jay Cross

“This book is more than a manifesto, it’s a blueprint for building the sort of twenty-first-century company that will be loved by its customers, envied by its peers, and admired by all those who care about the future of our planet,&# says Gary Hamel in the introduction to this short tome by economist Umair Haque. This is ground zero for the 21C project. philosophies, not strategies.

You May Already Own the Tools to Create Simple E-Learning Avatars

Rapid eLearning

The other day I had to re-install the webcam software for my Dell laptop. Usually I don’t install all of the other junk that seems to get bundled with software these days. But what I noticed in the Dell webcam software is that it came with Creative’s Live! Cam Avatar Creator. So I installed it. If you have a Dell computer, here’s a link to download the file. You’ll just have to do some digging.

Can We Learn from Information?

aLearning

In a recent blog post over at Midcourse Corrections, Jeff Hurt wrote that “Information isn’t education.&# While that may be true in the purest sense, we shouldn’t conclude (as I posted in my comment) that it means people can’t learn from information. “You don’t have to memorize all the rules of grammar,&# I used to tell my college students, “you just have to know where to find the rules.&# I taught them how to identify the kinds of grammar problems that plagued them and where to locate the info in their grammar book. There are podcast feeds for that.

On Education, Badges and Scouting

Aaron Silvers

There is a growing amount of discussion about the use of “badges” in education. I’ve been following a few strands of discussion on the topic and this morning something clicked for me and I began tweeting a little about the stream of thought I had on the subject. Photo by rocket ship - [link]. I am a second-generation Eagle Scout (yes, my dad is an Eagle Scout, too). Still, I hope.

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.

Explore A New Learning Frontier: MOOC by Inge de Waard

Learning Solutions Magazine

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a relatively new format for learning. These are online gatherings of people willing to jointly exchange information and collaboratively enhance their knowledge about a topic of common interest. Learn here about MOOCs, how they work, and how to take part in the “Mother of all MOOCs”! Design Strategies Future Trends Learning 2.0 Social Media

Michael Allen's new eLearning Books

eFront

A few months ago I had the honor to talk with Michael Allen , Chairman and CEO of Allen Interactions. Michael told me about two new eLearning books that he was writing at the moment. Recently Michael told me that he just published his two news books. As you can understand I am super excited!!! As with the other books in this series, this book is geared toward pragmatic application.

What is shared between Compliance eLearning and Captain America and Anime Comics?

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis Cartoons and caricatures are affordable and easy to use graphical elements to enhance eLearning. However, they are only as good as the story you are trying to tell. Without stories, they are as weak as any other medium. Comic-Con just ended this week in San Diego with over 120,000 attendees. In theaters, Captain America has now surpassed the last Harry Potter franchise in gross revenues.