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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.

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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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.

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.

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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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.

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.

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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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.,

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

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?

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.

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.

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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

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?

#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!

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.

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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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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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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!

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.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

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.

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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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.

Jay Cross - Untitled Article

Jay Cross

October 26, 2012, 12:26 p.m. THE JOURNAL REPORT: LEADERSHIP IN HUMAN RESOURCES. So Much Training, So Little to Show for It. An expert on corporate programs reveals why they often are a waste of time and money. In this lopsided Wall Street Journal article , a professor slams training for all the wrong reasons. For one thing, he disregards experiential learning on the job and seems to think that training always takes place away from the job. He touts the need for a thorough needs analysis which defines who will take what topic and be tested on it. He’s looking in the wrong place.

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study