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5 Tips To Maximize ROI Of Your LMS

Upside Learning

As I keep meeting many of my prospects, I always confront a very common question, “Can you help us to understand how we can maximize the Return on Investment (ROI) of our LMS?”. The question indirectly extends to how can we calculate the ROI of an LMS and highlight the positive outcomes of it. Introduction of LMS – Don’t Force Engage. Improve User Experience.

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#DevLearn 2012: Kapp Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Wow, had a great 3 days at DevLearn, met some absolutely wonderful, fascinating and brilliant folks. Saw a bunch colleagues and friends, and had lots of fun in the Gamification Workshop. So the slides to the Gamification workshop can be found here. Here are the slides from my short presentation in the Expo. DevLearn presentation on Future of Learning from Karl Kapp. 2006). 2005). of Interaction. 3.

The Future of Learning in a Networked Society

Dont Waste Your Time

“This is the first generation of people that work, play, think, and learn differently than their parents … They are the first generation to not be afraid of technology. It’s like air to them.” ” – Don Tapscott. think learning is just beginning” – Stephen Heppell. ” – Seth Godin. ” – Sugata Mitra. ” – Jose Ferreira.

Online Systems for Behavior Change

Tony Karrer

I've always believe that to truly have impact on performance, we need to be experts at Behavior Change. I've written a few times over the years on aspects of solutions that ultimately drive a change in behavior that leads to performance improvement. I'm now working on an very interesting project that is designed to lead to some important changes in behavior that has already had dramatic impacts.

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.

MS Word: Remove Line Breaks from Pasted Text

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Have you ever copied and pasted something into a Word document (such as from a pdf) and ended up with line breaks in crazy places? Or maybe every single word shows up on a separate line? Going in and manually fixing all of those line breaks can be a real headache. If you find yourself in such a pickle, use this quick fix to eliminate those hard line breaks. Highlight the pasted text from which you would like to remove line breaks. In MS Word 2010, press [ Ctrl ] [ H ] to access the Replace tool. In the  Find what  field type  ^p.  

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Vegas Workshop Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are the resources and slides from my workshop presentation in Las Vegas. Day One: Here are the introductory slides. Introduction Materials for Gamification Workshop from Karl Kapp. Here are the slides related to game elements. Game Elements from Karl Kapp. Here are slides related to motivation. Motivation slides from Workshop from Karl Kapp. Day Two. Game Type Slides. from Karl Kapp. 2006).

Managing your Digital Footprint

Dont Waste Your Time

“Everything you say and do online can have an impact on your reputation. The Internet is a vast collection of details, and you might be surprised at just how much information on you can impact how you look and how you are perceived as a person and a professional.” ” The infographic is split into 4 sections: What is an e-reputation? Why online reputations matter.

Devlearn conference day one: an exhilarating day

Challenge to Learn

So we are off to an excellent start with DevLearn. As always at the first day of a guild conference it was an exhilarating day. I was able to attend some sessions and keynotes and talked to lot’s of people. Here is my wrap-up. Trends? I try to spot the emerging trends at conferences like this, for this conference there are two. TinCan and IACC. The big thing here is TinCan. Brent Schenkler.

Adobe Captivate 6: Branch Aware

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Lori Smith. Branch Aware is new in Captivate 6. Unlike other new features (like HTML5 support and Themes), Branch Aware has gotten little attention and few people understand what the option does. According to Adobe: "Use Branch Aware to calculate the final score based only on the questions in the branch that users have viewed. created a simple project that is Branch Aware.

Top 10 Training Metrics

Your Training Edge

Is it time for you to measure the effectiveness of your training programs? If you’re not sure where to start, these Top Ten Training Metrics can help. Measuring the effectiveness of training is a very difficult task, for stakeholders, training departments and end users. If you are a training manager or company stakeholder looking for ways to measure the effectiveness of your programs, these ten metrics are a great place to start. One: Increased retention. Most Human Resources departments measure the rate of retention in all or various jobs. Two: Increased sales. Six: Cost of training.

Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David Kelly

Learning Solutions Magazine

“Curation” has become something of a buzzword, but different people seem to mean different things when they use the word. At the same time, curation is fast becoming a key skill for anyone who develops content. Explore the concept and the tools with an expert curator in this article! Blended Learning Design & Development Tools Emerging Topics Getting Started Management Professional Development

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.

Why is plagiarism such a big deal in our universities?

Dont Waste Your Time

I admit, I’ve been guilty of this too – reinforce the consequences of copying and plagiarism without fully explaining about information literacy and how to correctly reference and cite work. YouTube: Why is plagiarism such a big deal in our universities? ” I hope not – I hope that these students (16 year olds?) Care to share any resources with us?

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#Devlearn TinCan panel: #Tincan is rocking our world

Challenge to Learn

I attended the panel discussion on TinCan this morning; great session. have tried to capture the session in a mind map. It is clear that TinCan is a major change. It is not only a shift from tracking and tracing to enabling learning experiences, it opens op a whole new world of possibilities. We have to redefine what (e)Learning is or could be. And this is big! These are revolutionary times!

Experience API: Will it sweep the eLearning nation?

Web Courseworks

AKA Tin Can While at the Learning 3.0 conference I had the opportunity to speak with Michael Rochelle of Brandon Hall and Aaron Silvers of ADL on the new emerging Experience API (also known as Tin Can) and have been given great insight.  Experience API is coding that tracks a person’s learning activity even if that [.]. eLearning Aaron Silvers ADL Brandon Hall elearning Experience API Jon Aleckson LAMP environment Learning 3.0 Learning Record Store LMS LRS Michael Rochelle SCORM Tin Can API

Tin Can & Performer Support – “Just Enough – Just in Time – Just for Me”

Living in Learning

Have you ever explained something to someone who is either hearing it for the first time or is still trying to get their head wrapped around the concept? You know how they will nod slowly in seeming agreement while looking off into the ether and saying dreamily, “Yeah…” really, really slowly?” That far-off look is confirmation that they are indeed interested and yet remain clueless for the most part. The room was full of those folks in the Tin Can break out session where I heard this new sound bite.

The future belongs to those who take charge of their own learning

Jane Hart

Once upon a time (as all good fairy tales start) employees had a job for life. Having left school or college you could start work for an organization and remain there for your whole professional life. The company would provide you with all the training you needed, give you all the promotions you deserved and then at your retirement, reward your long service with the gift of a clock or a gold watch.

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.

“Are we asking our students to collect dots or connect dots?” #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

In this TEDxYouth Talk, Seth Godin highlights eight things that will (need to) change in the Digital Age, including the nature of homework, memorising facts, and the end of compliance as an outcome. YouTube: Stop Stealing Dreams / Seth Godin. Related posts: Creative Commons explained (video). Infographic: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs & the Social Media that Fulfill ‘Em.

The Design Thinking Mindset

Designed for Learning

Design Thinking' is a mindset. It is an attitude towards design and the process of thinking about it. As per wikipedia, "Design Thinking refers to the methods and processes for investigating ill-defined problems, acquiring information, analyzing knowledge, and positing solutions in the design and planning fields. As a style of thinking, it is generally considered the ability to combine empathy. creativity critical thinking instructional design Collaboration Design audience

Is Tin Can API Lipstick on the SCORM Pig?

Living in Learning

Last week [October 25th] I had the distinct privilege of sitting in on the Tin Can API break-out session that was presented by Aaron Silvers of ADL. I’m not sure of his exact title, but his role was in a leadership capacity on the Tin Can API project. His business card says “the Beard”…and while that was accurate, I still don’t know his real title. Given ADL was also the birth mother of SCORM, I walked in and sat down with a preconception or two that this was SCORM in a new dress. Wow, was I wrong!

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Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with e's

Is learning in the 21 st Century significantly different to learning in previous years? One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010). There is further yet dissent. References Bennett, S.,

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!

What Gets Measured Gets Done.Revisited

The Peformance Improvement

One of the most frequently visited posts on this blog is “ What Gets Measured Gets Done…or Not.” I suspect that the post is interesting to readers because of the popular axiom, not because of the content of the post. In that post I argue that measurement is not enough. It’s not one of those total absolutes, but I’ll say this – it’s pretty darned close. Are they managed well?

E-Learning Zombie Apocalypse

Enspire Learning

A few years ago, hundreds of Austinites joined zombies around the globe (91 venues; 13 different countries) in setting a new world record of people simultaneously performing “Thriller.” I was among them. For weeks prior to the performance, small groups all over Austin (and the world) met in various locations to learn the steps and practice together. Shuffle back hop hop forward. Where can I trim ?

Writing & Grammar: Lay Versus Lie--The Truth

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    Two words have seldom been more confusing than the two verbs lay and lie. Yes, they are actually two different words, but the first area of confusion is that the simple past tense of  lie  is spelled exactly the same as the word  lay. Not only that, but the main difference between the word  lie  and the word lay is that  lie  is intransitive and  lay  is transitive--a grammatical concept not instantly familiar to most of us. Here's how to pick the correct word every time. Step 1. Pick You just do it.

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with e's

Informal and self regulated learning are defining characteristics of 21 st Century education. Various commentators suggest that as much as seventy percent of learning occurs outside of formal educational settings (Cofer, 2000; Dobbs, 2000; Cross, 2006). If these are accurate statistics, they present a significant challenge to schools, colleges and universities. Cofer, D. 10, U.S. Cross, J. Hase, S.

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.

3 Key Elements of eLearning Storytelling

B Online Learning

Everyone loves a good story. We are surrounded by stories in social media, movies, advertising and the news. People love to share anecdotes and jokes as a way to connect with each other. The best presenters use stories to capture the audience’s attention at the start. What about eLearning designers? Do we need to be [.]. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development adult learning principles eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course storyline

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Smart Companies Support Informal Learning

eFront

“It’s critical that training and development professionals not go overboard with command and control when they support informal learning. If they do they are likely to kill it. And since informal learning makes up the bulk of learning inside organizations, this could be a truly perilous move.”   ~ Patti Shank, Director of Research at The eLearning Guild. How can we define informal learning?

ROI of Learning Games: Knowledge Guru and ExactTarget [Infographic]

Bottom-Line Performance

You’ve heard the hype. Learning games are hot… and they may just be the future of learning. We are certainly major advocates of game based learning : we are heading to DevLearn in just a few short days to launch our Knowledge Guru learning game engine as a product. What is the return on investment? The game had hundreds of players… and the results have been tangible.

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Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with e's

In previous posts in this series I have explored some of the characteristics of learning in the digital age. One more notable feature of 21 st Century learning is peer learning. Highlighting the fast paced nature of the web, Thomas and Seely-Brown (2011) suggest that peer learning can be both timely yet transient. References Brabazon, T. University of South Wales, Australia. Brabazon, T. Carr, N.

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.

It’s about value creation

Learning and Working on the Web

There’s always something thought-provoking on Sigurd Rinde’s blog. His latest post, The information age fallacy , looks at the amount of time wasted in managing information flows, instead of creating anything new. The The problem with information technology, as Sig describes it, is that IT, “ has mostly produced faster ways to do exactly the same we did two thousand years ago.

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How to Create a Rapid E-Learning Tab in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

A few years back, I was at a workshop where the PowerPoint team was showing some of the new features in the soon-to-be-released PowerPoint 2010. As they were talking about the features, one of them mentioned the ability to combine shapes to create your own. thought it was a pretty cool feature so I asked in what tab it was, and the reply was that it wasn’t in a tab. No need to fret, though. Guides.

Designing Learning Games for Multiple Devices

Bottom-Line Performance

For many of us, a smart phone is the last object we touch before we go to bed… and the first object we grab in the morning. We’re on the go… and sending out a few emails on a tablet over lunch is, well, normal. RJ Jacquez points out that we should be designing for all devices and we agree. Our primary computers are no longer at a desk, but rather at our fingertips.

Theories for the digital age: Postmodern perspectives

Learning with e's

Postmodernist views of society can be appropriated as lenses to analyse the personalised use of digital technology. Consumers of Web based content tend to search randomly and nomadically, due to the multi-layered, multi-directional nature of hyperlinked media and this aligns neatly with some post modern theory. 1964) The Painter of Modern Life , New York, NY: Da Capo Press. Cormier, D. Deleuze, G.

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.

Porn, weed and fireworks

E-Learning Provocateur

Last weekend I was privileged to contribute to the Human Brochure – a world first initiative by Australian Capital Tourism to promote the nation’s capital city, Canberra. When I told my friends that I was going down to Canberra for the weekend, they invariably asked: “Why.?” ” You see, Canberra has a reputation among Australians as being boring.

All about Education: November 8 Episode of the Forge

Visual Lounge

As we prepare each episode of the Forge we kick around a lot of ideas. For the month of November we decided we wanted to focus on education. There are so many opportunities to use visuals, screenshots, and screencasts in the education fields. Our next episode is Thursday, November 8th at 2PM EDT. Need a reminder, add it to your calendar: [link]. James is an educator in Vancouver Canada.

It's DEVLEARN Week!!! Embracing Technologies for Training and Development

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

It's monday and it's DEVLEARN week! I'm probably looking forward to this DevLearn more than any other. Of course, it's bitter sweet since it will be my last as the program manager for the event. I'll be posting more on that later. DevLearn 2012 is about Embracing Technologies for Training & Development. Part of that also includes the fact that Technology is embracing US!

The Ed-Tech Evolution [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

Education technology has certainly grown over the past century, to the point where the technology itself is becoming more than just a medium of knowledge exchange. While this infographic from Rasmussen College provides nice little tidbits of information, I couldn’t help but notice the glaring gap between the 1930s and 1996. Really? Nothing noteworthy in the Ed-tech realm during this 66yr span??

How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

A staggering 80% of sales professionals report they don’t remember or implement their lessons from annual sales kickoff meetings.Our new publication, available below, explores how companies can avoid costly mistakes in sales training.

5 Steps To A PowerPoint Redesign

The eLearning Coach

How to do a PowerPoint makeover. Post from: The eLearning Coach 5 Steps To A PowerPoint Redesign. Graphics

Sometimes, you suck Canada

George Siemens

I was 8 years old when I officially became a Canadian citizen. For our family, moving from Mexico, Canada was a land of opportunity. Literally. It was an opportunity for a quality of life that was not accessible to us in Mexico. My parents, as with most immigrants, were hard working. remember my dad working full time during the day and evenings until 2 am. He would go weeks, months, with 3-4 hours of sleep a night. For my mom, the experience was similar (I have five siblings, so you can imagine that parenting alone was a full time job, never mind her actual full time work). Upset.