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eLearning: Copyright Caboodle

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Copyright in the eLearning biz can get confusing. Can you use that awesome image you found on Google in your eLearning course? What if it's just for internal view? What if you're going to sell it? What if it's for a paying client to use internally?   Copyright information: Is Using Copyrighted Materials Okay for eLearning? definitely recommend this site.

Testing Games vs. Teaching Games

Kapp Notes

There is an important difference between games that teach a learner how to do something and games that test what a learner already knows. Too often those two types of games are confused and an instructional designer or other person places the wrong type of game into the curriculum. Testing Games are games where the learner already needs to know the information to be successful. Games

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20 Most Popular Learning Management Systems [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

In recent years, one thing has become abundantly clear: the learning management system market is growing by leaps and bounds.  I remember the days when the only viable LMS was Blackboard – and the cost for implementation was somewhere to the tune of $25,000. Today it isn’t enough to offer a piece of software – people want solutions. 2012 Capterra, Inc.

Learning Trends, Technologies, and Opportunities – New White Paper by Sharon Boller

Bottom-Line Performance

Sharon Boller , President of Bottom-Line Performance, has authored a new white paper: “Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities.” ” Using both quantitative research and anecdotal evidence from our work with Fortune 500 clients, Sharon uncovers both what the learning and development field currently looks like AND where is it headed in the next 12 – 18 months.

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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.

So…How Do You Build eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

Now that we have thought about what we can do with our existing courseware let’s think about building some new eLearning and what’s all the fuss about HTML5. Not surprisingly, there is a plethora of rapid authoring tools available today that do this. Naturally, Apple have their own – the iBook Author, an eBook authoring application. and later. Surprised? So what’s the fuss about HTML5?

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The moot point of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Some people are head-over-heels in love with MOOCs. Or perhaps more accurately, the idea of MOOCs. They believe the new paradigm will democratise – and even revolutionise – education. Others, however, consider MOOCs a passing fad, an unsustainable business model, yet another a buzzword destined for the scrapheap like so many before it. happen to stand somewhere in the middle. believe MOOCs will democratise education to some extent, and they will revolutionise the delivery of education. And don’t forget the intangibles of marketing. just don’t buy it.

The Classroom of Tomorrow #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

I just saw this video and wanted to share it … but also to criticise it, sorry. YouTube: The Classroom of Tomorrow. On the face of it it’s a good and well presented demonstration about how mobile or modern technology can be used in classrooms. but this is what disappointed me: The student at the start is using his device in the classroom.

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

Before you jump into purchasing a LMS it makes sense to cover the basics, understand the jargon, decide if you want to go it alone or hire a consultant and last but not least realize you are not alone in the process. Jargon. The industry uses a lot of jargon and it is easy to become confused.  Let’s break down the most common terms and two new terms hitting the space. LMS – Learning Management System – most commonly sought out by folks. Can include talent management/performance management features or add-on modules (which are often built into the system, but turned off).

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Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

Since its launch, back in April 2010, Apple has sold more than 100 million iPads – a mind boggling quantity unmatched and way ahead of any other device manufacturer. It literally revolutionised the ‘hand held’ mobile, tablet market across the world. fact supported by the recent news that Barclays, one of the world’s largest banks, has just bought 8,500 iPads for use by their branch staff!

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Free #mLearning papers from IJIM, an open access journal

Ignatia Webs

Great news! There is a new free edition of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM). iJIM has just published its latest issue at --> [link]. In order to view the papers and articles, you only need to register (which is for free) and once you are registered you can access any article you want. mobile mLearning journals research paper mobile learning eLearning

Moving from Training to Performance Support

Ontuitive

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.

How Mobile Devices are Influencing User Interface Design

Absorb LMS

“Dear Doctor, I’m concerned about Stanley. He has developed an unusual growth between his left thumb and index finger. The growth is the size of an average hardcover book, yet thinner. One side is silver and emblazoned with the image of an apple. The other glows with an iridescent light. Stanley does not appear to be in any pain. Sincerely, —Concerned” . Here are some examples.

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The moot point of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Some people are head-over-heels in love with MOOCs. Or perhaps more accurately, the idea of MOOCs. They believe the new paradigm will democratise – and even revolutionise – education. Others, however, consider MOOCs a passing fad, an unsustainable business model, yet another a buzzword destined for the scrapheap like so many before it. happen to stand somewhere in the middle. believe MOOCs will democratise education to some extent, and they will revolutionise the delivery of education. And don’t forget the intangibles of marketing. just don’t buy it.

The Future of Workplace Training

The Peformance Improvement

Paul Matthews, in a blog post titled, “The future of training is not training,” argues that workplace training needs to be about building capability not delivering courses. He writes: Many people in training seldom stop to think why they are doing the training. The logistics and hassles of keeping the training department running are sufficient to fill up their days and obscure the real purpose. Matthews goes on to say that the future of training is in building the capability of employees to do their jobs more effectively. Today, resources are too precious. p.32). Why Learn?

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Activities, resources and assessments - your flexible friends

Clive on Learning

I'm currently working with a client that is looking to assemble a curriculum of learning modules for thousands of NGO personnel working in developing countries across the world. These modules are just one element in a wider learning architecture that looks to develop a range of core competences through a variety of means - experiential, on-demand, non-formal and formal. Thankfully, the core educational philosophy and approach does not need to vary, just the mechanics. It would be easy to just miss out this element for self-directed learners, but this would be second best. instructional design

Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.0 #edcmooc

Dont Waste Your Time

We’re off … not quite! The Coursera and University of Edinburgh MOOC on “E-learning and Digital Cultures”  starts next week, although with all the chatter surrounding it you’d think it’s well under way already (good publicity?). This artifact needs to be “designed to be experienced digitally, on the web. ” PS. Why I failed a MOOC.

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.

Learning at the Water Cooler and Everyplace Else

KnowledgeStar

I cannot believe how duped we've been to think of learning as an event. It is artifact of the Industrial Revolution and a terrible conceit on the part of the educational institutions we developed. Learning starts BEFORE we are born and (for all we actually know) continues AFTER we are dead. We are in a very real sense Continuous Learning Organisms. Continuous Learning Education Learning

E-Learning Authoring Tool Comparison

E-learning Uncovered

We get lots of questions about our opinion on the major e-learning authoring tools.  A while back, I did a comparison grid to help outline the key differences.  There have been a lot of changes to the authoring tool landscape in the last 12 months, so I thought I’d update it. . Studio and Storyline are usually on sale for about $1400 each.  The rest is primarily form- and template- based. 

How Mobile Devices are Influencing User Interface Design

Absorb LMS

“Dear Doctor, I’m concerned about Stanley. He has developed an unusual growth between his left thumb and index finger. The growth is the size of an average hardcover book, yet thinner. One side is silver and emblazoned with the image of an apple. The other glows with an iridescent light. Stanley does not appear to be in any pain. Sincerely, —Concerned” . Here are some examples.

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Supporting Critical Thinking in eLearning by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Elearning design (and many authoring tools) may often support rote learning, recall of information, and acquisition of discrete skills, but not use of the information or skills to solve difficult problems, evaluate ideas, or settle arguments. Is there a way to use eLearning to develop or sharpen critical. thinking skills? This article explores the question and suggests some answers.

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!

Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning #ocTEL

Dont Waste Your Time

“Poor use of technology is a significant waster of time and money in the public sector. UK Higher Education is not exempt from this problem. This course will help those planning and delivering teaching in HE to make the best use of technology in their work and avoid pitfalls and hiccups.” Openness and standards. On line assessment. Accessibility. Students in transition between sectors.

Mobile Performance Support (PS): There's an App for That!

Ontuitive

These days it seems we don't go anywhere without a mobile connection of some kind. Smartphones and now tablets are just part of our daily existence, allowing us to stay connected wherever we are. No one who’s seriously gone mobile should be surprised to hear that the mobile workforce is growing. It’s huge! recent IDC report says that this year, the number of mobile workers will total 1.3 billion around the world-- an impressive 37.2% of the workforce. This is just the beginning

16 Learning Trends, We Simply CAN'T Ignore!

ZaidLearn

16 LEARNING TRENDS Here are 16 learning trends that I believe we simply can't ignore in 2013 and beyond : 16 Learning Trends, We Simply CAN'T Ignore! from Zaid Alsagoff By ' WE ', I mean all educators in primary, secondary, and tertiary (and even corporate) education. Are you ready for that? MISSING ONES? Time to rethink education and learning? What do you think? :).

Improve eLearning By Pulling These Five Levers

The eLearning Coach

Pull these levers a bit more with every new course. Post from: The eLearning Coach Improve eLearning By Pulling These Five Levers. Instructional Design

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.

Adobe RoboHelp 10: Ping the LNG

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I received the following email from a RoboHelp developer: "Hi Kevin, I've been developing user assistance in RoboHelp for many years and that means converting the sites every time I get the latest version of RoboHelp.  When I export an older site to Word, the Table of Contents heading exports as "Table Of Contents."

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The role of the L&D function IS changing.

Jane Hart

A recent   press release  about Bersin by Deloitte’s new industry study,  The Corporate LearningFactbook® 2013: Benchmarks, Trends, and Analysis of the U.S. Training Market included the following finding from the study. “ The L&D footprint continues to shrink. Although This trend is one sign of the changing role of the L&D function, which no longer is “the place” for learning.

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@LucidChart for #collaborative work and organizing

Ignatia Webs

As I am following (read this as occasionally reading and even more infrequently reacting) in OldsMOOC (the free open online course on learning design), I got hold of LucidChart. wonderful way of working with a team on both mindmaps, flowchart or organizational charts. What struck me was the ease of use to start with it and the really quick way to get everyone involved in a team effort. Nice stuff.

Life in the UK

ProProfs

The Life in the UK test is taken by migrants wanting to settle permanently in the UK who already speak English to a sufficient standard ? and meet our stricter rules for permanent migration. Candidates taking the test must get 75% of the

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.

Adobe Captivate 6: Customize the Date Variable with a Little Interpretation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Lori Smith  I was recently asked by a fellow Captivate developer if it was possible to show the date on a Captivate slide. My answer was a quick yes. use the  cpInfoCurrentDateString  variable within a text caption. When previewed, the date on the learner's computer will appear within the caption. The developer needed a bit more. Variable. What it Displays. Displays as.

How to Twitter: the infographic

Jane Hart

Just found this! Good summary of twitter for those yet to explore it. Source: Uploaded by user via David on Pinterest. Twitter

Managing in Complexity

Learning and Working on the Web

As our markets and technologies get more complex, we need new models to get work done. For instance, we know that creative work can yield more innovation, yet our workplaces usually stifle creativity. Many of our practices are still premised on work being simple or complicated. Simple systems are easily knowable, whereas complicated systems, while not simple, are still knowable through analysis.

Old -> New

Clark Quinn

My ITA Colleague Jay Cross had a hangout over the weekend and the conversation rolled around to the role of L&D in the new era (related to yesterday’s post ). I’ve previously  addressed  how we can now be using tech for more of the full suite of performance, but it occurred to me that there are some ways we could and should be thinking differently about the ways in which performance can be supported. And And while these old:new lists are fun and sometimes overdone, and these may have been covered elsewhere by others, it seemed reasonable to go through a few that occurred to me.

5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget

In the US alone, companies spend over $70 billion on corporate training and about $1000 on individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what's the result? Companies end up wasting millions of dollars each year on ineffective training practices.

Flipping Over Teaching and Learning with Technology

Visual Lounge

Guest post by Steve Salik, Ph.D. Over the past three years or so, screencasting and lecture capture technology have become a hot topic in education. While the technology itself isn’t new, the discussion about how these technologies can improve teaching and learning has taken on a new urgency. Converting lectures to digital assets. The jury is still out. Is it too long? Is it too boring?

Go Slow, Quickly: Make the Move to Mobile

CLO Magazine

It’s time to get on the mobile bandwagon. Mobile will be to today’s learning what e-learning was to the classroom. There are now 1 billion smartphones globally. Each is a powerful computer in one’s hand. As learning professionals, we have a use for these devices. Mobile learning will grow tremendously and eventually become dominant. We have gone through the big promise and the retrenchment; now it is time for deliberate action. Compare this to the emergence of e-learning in the ’90s. They were prepared to look for the business ROI and roll out innovative solutions that delivered.

Gizoogle this

Dont Waste Your Time

What does ‘Gizoogle’ say about you? Go on, search for yourself on Gizoogle and have a laugh! So, I’m Dizzy Hopkins and I am a “peepin technologist horny bout ePeeping … n’ tha shiznit up in between” am I? Well, I guess that’s pretty near the mark [smirk]. Try it out on your own Twitter username or blog title, what does it say about you?

Less is more

Learning and Working on the Web

If you were to sum up the psychology of learning in three words, it would be ‘less is more’ - Donald Clark. In FrogDesign’s presentation on Design is Hacking How we Learn , slide #27 clearly shows where the emphasis of our learning efforts should be, and where organizations should place the most support and resources: practice. For theory (e.g. Society and business are changing.

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.

Good News: Spending on Training Increasing

Mindflash

In a recent Bersin by Deloitte study , spending on learning and development rose by 12% in 2012. In another study, 90% of CEOS said they plan to maintain or increase training budgets in 2013. Obviously, this is great news for learning and development (L&D) professionals. ” If cost is not a primary driver in the decision-making process, then the choice made will be “Good and Fast.”

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Are You Thinking About Learner Anxiety?

Kapp Notes

Looking through my old (1987) “Instructional Technology: Foundations” book I came across an interesting paragraph about anxiety in learning. In some instances, it is displayed as a kind of in-class arrogance and other times as apathy. It occurs both within classroom environments as well as in e-learning. Games are another way. This can be through testimonials or other techniques.