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Adobe Captivate 5.5: Lowering the Size of Published SWFs

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. I often hear from Captivate developers who are required to output smaller and smaller SWFs, while making their lessons more and more interactive. Fortunately, adding interactivity to a lesson does not negatively impact the size of the published SWF. Rather, imported assets such as audio, video and images are the main culprits behind SWF bloat.

LMS: Build Vs Buy – A Decision Paradigm

Upside Learning

Many times I come across this typical dilemma my clients face and deliberate upon – should they try to custom build an LMS or buy an off-the-shelf LMS and customize it? In my experience, I have seen two distinct beliefs that drive clients’ decision making process with respect to the “build v/s buy” decision. Does off-the-shelf LMS match your business requirements? How much?

Ethan Edwards: 5 Most Important Analysis Questions You’ll Ever Ask #devlearn

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes with session with Ethan Edwards of Allen Interactions (www.alleninteractions.com). Same issues we’re dealing with in elearning today that we were dealing with 30 years ago. Better elearning, better processes! ADDIE…we’ve heard of it, is it iterative? Regardless of what you do – you need analysis/backgrounding. Challenges of design for elearning: instruction must stand on its own can’t be adjusted or fixed on the fly (when we teach classroom…”let’s skip these pages.” Often it’s skipped altogether. Or it’s perceived that analysis is already done by SMEs. These are failures.

Koulopoulos Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

The afternoon keynote at DevLearn was an energizing and insightful visitation of innovation and the future by Thom Koulopolous. social strategy

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Rick Raymer: Applying Game Design Principles to elearning #devlearn

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from Rick Raymer’s (@trickylearning) session at DevLearn November 2, 2011 in Las Vegas. I arrived a bit late…my apologies! Rewards need to evoke emotion. wanting + liking = rewarding Rick heard Medina speak at Learning Solutions – where in our brains do we learn? Got him wondering, do wanting and liking occur in two separate places in the brain? Turns out they do live in separate places, which could help explain addiction. Wanting and liking are NOT the same thing. in the center of the hub is the module/game. Coming off each topic/level are specific objectives.

Michio Kaku Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Michio Kaku keynoted the DevLearn keynote today. With his signature phrase,”in the future…”, he covered new techs and made tentative connections to learning. technology

Storyline and ZebraZapps: seriously powerful, seriously simple

Clive on Learning

Here at DevLearn 2011 in Las Vegas I've got authoring tools on my mind. Because I have been able to take a look at two new tools today, which I'm sure are going to have a major impact. The have one thing in common and lots of differences. First up is Storyline from Articulate. What I saw was still in beta and with no definite launch date, but it looked in good shape to me and so it's probably only a few months away. The Articulate Studio has been incredibly popular and some developers have achieved impressive results. Storyline addresses this shortcoming with remarkable success. That's a shame.

Anatomy of an Outstanding Résumé

Mindflash

You’re well educated and you have great experience in the workplace, but landing a job is proving far more difficult than you imagined. Perhaps it’s time to step up to the plate and hit your résumé out of the park. Recruiters may sift through hundreds of résumés to fill one role and are looking for the ones that immediately catch their eye. Click image to enlarge).

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Steve Rosenbaum – Curation Nation - #devlearn keynote

Learning Visions

These are my live notes from DevLearn November 4, 2011 in Las Vegas. Steve Rosenbaum (@magnify) author of Curation Nation ( www.magnify.net , [link] ) The world is changing fast. Curation is a good news/bad news thing. The cloud – sounds so fluffy and nice. It’s being presented as an awesome, good thing. But clouds are often gray and scary – storm clouds! Look at what we’re trying to managing in our personal lives – it’s similar with our data lives! 30% of respondents to a survey check their email in the middle of night. The is too much signal. There is too much noise. This is a big change.

Sage at the Side

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, I wrote an article (PDF) talking about how we might go beyond our current ‘apart’ learning experiences. The notion is what I call ‘layered learning’, where we don’t send you away from your life to go attend a learning event, but instead layer it around the events in your life. Think about the sort of ideal learning experience you might have.

Here’s Why Slide Count is Irrelevant to Your E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

I get a lot of questions about number of slides or screen count per hour of instruction. My answer is that screen count is usually irrelevant. Let me explain. First, to the elearner screen count means nothing. For example, I can make ten points on a single screen or have ten screens, each with a single point. The time it takes to get through each point may be the same. Ask the Right Question.

The eLearning Bible- Part II- eLearning by Design by William Horton

Web Courseworks

I just got my copy of Bill Horton’s second edition of E-learning by Design. Really, there is so much new material in this book that the publisher should have given it a new title. Disclaimer: Bill and I are friends. However, as he will attest to, I enjoy being intellectually critical of his work. A [.]. eLearning Bill Horton book review books design elearning instructional design Jon Aleckson

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Teach on the Beach

Kapp Notes

Here are my slides and relevant resources from my Boca Raton FL for the wonderful people at Grace Hill. Had a great time. Walked on the beach in the morning and presented Gadgets, Games and Gizmos right before lunch. Hope you find these resources helpful. Here the slides from my presentation: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning: Teach on the Beach. View more presentations from Karl Kapp. Worlds.

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Michio Kaku #devlearn opening keynote

Learning Visions

These are my live notes from today’s devlearn keynote. Forgive typos and omissions! Michio Kaku: author of Physics of the Future. link] (co-founder of string theory, a physicist) Today – a guided tour on the future of the elearning process. An authoritative look into the future (he says, while making making jokes about our abilities to predict the future). Education hasn’t changed much in 2000 years. Automation has reduced everything in price – except education. Moore’s Law – computers double in power every 18 months. In 2020, computer chips will cost a penny. The computer will disappear.

How Much Does Informal Learning Actually Cost?

Social Learning

Current research indicates that 20% of learning is formal and 80% is informal, yet 80% of training budgets are spent on formal learning and only 20% on informal learning. He says that even if all the numbers were correct, what the organization spends is more important than what the learning department spends. A repot coming out of an ASTD research project supported by the U.

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10 Types Of Writing For eLearning

The eLearning Coach

How many types of writing can one instructional designer master? At least 10! Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Types Of Writing For eLearning. eLearning Design Storyboarding

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.

20th Century flops?

Learning with e's

I have just recorded an interview for my local TV station Westcountry Television. The interview was requested because there has been public outcry about one school in Cornwall called Mounts Bay Academy (very close to where I live here in Devon) that has recently purchased an iPad for each of its 900 students. Here is the story as reported by BBC News. It's to be expected of course. She is right.

Trickle Down Education: Taking Graduate Level Work to Sixth Graders

Kapp Notes

Yesterday, I spent the entire day with 6th graders. It was wonderful. As a student in my class, Anthony had to go through an exercise where, as part of a mock company, he had to research an elearning solution and, as part of a team, write a response to the elearning RFP and then present with his group the recommendations contained in their proposal to Bloomsburg’s Corporate Advisory Council.

DevLearn 2011 Takeaways & Reflection

Jay Cross

Harold, Jane, Charles, Clark, and I led a session this morning that recapped people’s DevLearn experience. We used a minute of silence to clear our heads of the noise of overstimulation. Then we focused on how what we’d learned in the last few days would change our behavior. People enthusiastically shared what they planned to do differently. It’s a key component of learning.

Dev Corner - Installing Hubot on Heroku

Visual Lounge

Here at TechSmith, lots of our teams like to use Campfire to collaborate. We've built a few homegrown bots for things like announcing check ins and daily Dilbert comics, but we never took it to the level that GitHub did. When they released Hubot, we jumped at the chance to start using it ourselves. The easiest way to get up and running with Hubot is with Heroku , the cloud application platform.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

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Connected educators

Learning with e's

Are you a connected educator? Are you a teacher who has managed to harness the power of social media to connect with peers and experts around the globe? Coming hand in hand with these connections is a whole new culture of learning and teaching. Steven Anderson (@web20classroom) has a lot to say about the connected educator. Nicholas Provenzano (@thenerdyteacher on Twitter) was a major contributor.

Employee Engagement: What to Make of Survey Findings

The Peformance Improvement

In reference to a recent Gallup survey of employee engagement that shows that 71% of employees are not engaged in their work, Wally Bock, in his Three Star Leadership Blog , offers these provocative observations: After a full decade of high-priced experts and "engagement partners" laboring away, engagement scores have not changed significantly. Maybe it's time to send the consultants packing and see if we can find a better use for the money we've been paying them…Perhaps we can do better with homebrew methods of improving engagement. That’s magical thinking.

In Tough Times There’s Increased Commitment To Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

I stumbled on the ASTD State of The Industry Report 2011 yesterday – find it here. The title proudly claims “Increased Commitment to Workplace Learning” and that is indeed heartening to see. Not just because it means constant business for us but also because it means the top bosses recognize the importance of workplace learning more that they did a couple of decades back. percent in 2009 to 12.8

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Morning Buzz with Charles Jennings #DevLearn

Learning Visions

Charles Jennings leading a morning buzz session at #devlearn – talking about learning management. Also in the house: Harold Jarche and Jay Cross. Don’t start with a training needs analysis (TNA) – start with performance analysis. Ask: what are they doing now? what do you expect them to do? what’s the impact if they do this? what’s the impact if there’s no change? Training people need to start acting like performance consultants. Many banks are replacing people with technology. How do you know what should be spent across an organization for training? “It’s devlearn learning management

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