Sat.Feb 18, 2012 - Fri.Feb 24, 2012

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Mobile Learning: More than just Mobile + Learning

Social Learning

Mobile learning seems to be creating a lot of excitement in the learning community these days. quick Google search turns up lots of interesting information about the topic. For example, according to a report published by Ambient Insight Research, the US market for mobile learning products and services reached $958.7 million in 2010. They project that revenues will reach $1.82 billion by 2015.

The Future For Flash

Upside Learning

Earlier today, I received a link to the Flash Plugin roadmap. A lot of elearning content today was designed and developed using Flash and that will continue in the foreseeable future. The roadmap was interesting because it points to some items that could possibly impact how we use Flash for delivering eLearning. So where are we going with Flash? It’s a tough question to answer.

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Games Can Provide Authentic Experiences

Kapp Notes

To provide effective instruction, it needs to be as authentic to the actual experience as possible. The context of an online course or the context of a classroom is not authentic. Most people do not work in a classroom (except teachers or trainers) so learning how to perform a task or negotiate an outcome in a classroom setting doesn’t always translate well to the work environment because of the disconnect between the environments. May times in a classroom or in an elearning module, there are no consequences for wrong decisions or actions. are most people impacted by that. Design

The 0% Solution to Learning

The Peformance Improvement

Ideally, organizations should be striving for a culture in which every aspect of the workplace supports continuous individual, team, and whole organization learning. In this kind of culture, formal classroom training is superfluous. Learning occurs from the feedback and reflection around individual, team, and whole organization successes and failures. Robert O.

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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Wednesday Webinar with Adobe

Kapp Notes

Doing a fun and interesting interview-type webinar tomorrow and really looking forward to it, here is a description of the event. Description. Join Dr. Allen Partridge as he interviews Dr. Karl Kapp, distinguished author and expert on simulations and games in eLearning. Dr. Kapp is a professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA and has worked with such organizations as Black and Decker, L’OREAL and Sovereign Bank as well as government agencies to help them create effective online instruction. Look for his latest book on Gamification in the Spring of 2012.

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What does the 80's movie WarGames tell us about learning games?

Integrated Learnings

by Jonathan Shoaf. recently watched the 1980's movie WarGames with my son. As a dad, I often use movies like that as an opportunity to teach something new to my son. So we talked about the military, the Cold War, and then my son started naming countries and wanted to know if they were an enemy or ally of the United States. Of course, I explained that things were not that simple. The movie is about a young computer hacker, played by Mathew Broderick , who unwittingly accesses a NORAD supercomputer controlling United States military nuclear weapons during the Cold War.

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Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: Troubleshooting Pasted Slides

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Here's the scenario: You are an eLearning developer and receive a PowerPoint presentation from another party (a client, colleague, SME, etc). You've decided to paste some of the slides into another PowerPoint presentation following your own finely crafted master layouts. After you do this, you notice the formatting didn't quite take. Perhaps the bullets are positioned incorrectly. Maybe the title is incorrectly formatted. The whole thing is a big ol' mess. Try this to clean up the mess. Open the presentation into which you want to paste slides. PowerPoint

Learning pathways

Learning with e's

I recently heard a story about the building of a new university campus. Unusually, the architect hadn't designed any pedestrian paths into his plan. When asked why there were no pathways between the buildings, he replied cryptically that he was waiting to see what happened. Soon, over a period of time, as students and staff walked between the buildings, they made their own tracks through the grass.

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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.

Your chance to help bring about a step change in adult learning and employability in the UK

Clive on Learning

Along with Dick Moore, Adrian Perry and Seb Schmoller, I have been commissioned to report to the Ufi Charitable Trust (UCT) on "priorities for interventions by the Trust and others through learning technologies in adult learning and employability in the UK". This followed the Trust's October 2011 announcement of the sale of Ufi Limited. The Trust intends to apply the proceeds of the sale - which exceed £40m - to the mission of achieving "a step change in adult learning and employability for all in the UK, through the adoption of 21st century technologies".

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Gestando la Revolución del Aprendizaje Móvil [en Español]

mLearning Revolution

Bienvenidos a una nueva sección de mi Blog donde encontrarán información en Español. Después de un poco más de dos meses de mi salida de Adobe , donde trabajé como Evangelista Técnico por más de 6 años para la línea de productos de aprendizaje electrónico (eLearning), mucha gente me pregunta qué haré ahora y me gustaría compartir un poquito acerca de eso en este artículo. Conforme publico información en este Blog, uno de los temas que más me apasiona es esta revolución increíble de la que todos somos testigos: la “ tecnología móvil. Bueno, eso es todo por ahora. Hasta la próxima. Gracias!

FastTrack for iPad - Learn Camtasia Studio 7 on the Go

Visual Lounge

Have an iPad and Camtasia Studio? TechSmith just released an app called FastTrack that lets you take the complete series of Camtasia Studio 7 tutorials anywhere your iPad can go. Get FastTrack for iPad. The app was developed as a TechSmith Labs initiative, which means it's an experiment. We're hoping to learn the answers to questions like: Is this the kind of thing customers find useful?

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10 Visual Design Quick Tips

The Learning Circuits

eLearning and slide presentations are highly visual mediums. The visual clarity of screens and slides can have a big impact on learning. If you're unsure what to do and how to go about designing the visuals for a training environment, here are some quick tips that might help. 1. Visual Design is Problem Solving You solve problems all day long and you're probably pretty good at it. Keep practicing

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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.

Writing & Grammar: Hyphenating Adjectives (And Answers to Last Week's Challenge)

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    Answers to last week's  comma challenge , as presented by Jing Ping Fan  (Correct answers were also sent in by  Susan Benson ): The tall and hollow trunk (or The tall, hollow trunk). The upper right corner. quick, easy lesson (or "and"). My blue suede shoes. The small down arrow. loud and overcrowded stadium (or comma). small yellow icon. large, cracked hubcap (or "and"). The large gray button. wordy and uninteresting paragraph (or comma). Are you surprised by some of these answers? Did you place a comma there?

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Blogging the Mobile Learning Revolution as it Happens [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

It has been roughly two months since I left Adobe and I could not be happier with every aspect of my life. People ask me all the time what I’m going to do next and for the most part I say I still don’t know exactly, and then in a more serious note, I say that things are becoming more clear every day. I am going through this great exploratory phase where I embrace every opportunity that comes my way. I’m learning a great deal of new things and meeting great, supportive people along the way. One of those topics is this mobile thing we are witnessing. What can you do now? hope you join me.

Time To Get Cultured

The Peformance Improvement

This article was originally published in The EvoLLLution. The biggest workplace hurdle to identifying and assessing development and training needs is lack of a “learning culture.” Organizational culture is defined as the values, assumptions, beliefs, behaviors, and norms of the enterprise, sometimes referred to as the organization’s DNA. allocation of time and effort, morale, and engagement.

Social Media Policy

Dont Waste Your Time

A previous post of mine ( Policies for Staff use of Social Media and Social Networks ) from June 2010 has received some interest and reposting on Twitter lately. In response to my retweeting of the psot I had a reply from @simfin  linking to the below video. “A short video for staff of the Department of Justice (Victoria, Australia) explaining the key elements of their social media policy.”

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.

Migrating Moodle

Moodle Journal

The last couple of weeks including the usual half term have certainly been busy given that we took the opportunity to move a Moodle vle from a Linux to Windows platform. I can now say that apart from a couple of misplaced course units and what appears to be an issue with the odd mime type the whole exercise has run very smoothly. Being a merged college as we are, we now have two instances of the Moodle running on a single server and it all seems to be holding up extremely well. If are interested in putting yet another ‘e’ version of eLearning into operation, then why consider emmersiveLearning.

Managing Collaboration

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet My colleague Jane Hart asks who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer  (CCO)? It’s a good question, given the growing importance of working collaboratively in the 21st century workplace. Collaboration is a key part of creative work. Hugh Macleod pretty well sums up the core of the networked enterprise with this image: We live in a most interesting time in history. Caveat emptor!

Top 10 Ideas to Expand Your Learning

Atrixware

As part of wrapping things up last year, we looked at some of the best free learning tools out there.  A sort of looking back on the year and hitting the high points so to speak. Now a few months into the new year, I am more than ready to move forward and greet this year with everything I have. Want to come with me?  Awesome!  Go Digital. There is digital … and then there is digital ! 

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Seven Training Sins to Avoid at all Costs

Mindflash

Almost all of us have been stuck in a training class at some point with a bad trainer. So, to help spare the world from these mind-meltingly lame training sessions, I’ve compiled a list of the seven worst habits bad trainers exhibit — many of which were suggested over Twitter — and offered simple and practical remedies. Sin No. 1: Content overload. Have a conversation with learners. Bingo!

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Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.

What Happened to the Promise of One-to-One Online Learning?

Kapp Notes

One early claim of the advantage of computer-based instruction was that the computer could adapt to the individual learner and provide her or him with instruction customized to their individual needs. This does not seem to be happening in the world of e-learning. This adaptation to individuals is a missing ingredient in training and education. Even with the advent of computer training, the next logical step of individualized training/education has never materialized. tied directly to elements courses or course pieces within a Learning Management System (LMS).

Workforce collaboration in the network era

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Hyperlinks subvert hierarchy, and networks subvert standardization. In the industrial era we saw the rise of specialized departments and specialized jobs. Any job could be generically designed and then filled by the most suitable applicant. People became interchangeable pieces for the mechanistic model of work. As jobs are to departments , roles are to networks. And so they remain blind.

3 Tutorials to Help You Get More Out of PowerPoint’s Image Editing

Rapid eLearning

I know it’s hard to believe, but apparently there are many people who don’t like PowerPoint. Obviously there are a lot of bad presentations created with PowerPoint, but it seems to me the blame rests on the shoulders of the presenter and not the tool. Besides, PowerPoint’s a versatile tool that’s used for more than bad presentations. The secret is to look at PowerPoint in a different way.

The Integration of Talent Management Systems Comes to Forefront

Learning on the Leading Edge

The talent management systems market has been under quite a bit of stress lately. In the last 90 days we have seen SAP's acquisition of SuccessFactors , followed by Oracle's acquisition of Taleo , and then the smaller Kenexa acquisition of Outstart and PeopleFluent acquisition of Strategia. What's going on? We are seeing three big trends play out here. 1. So we have entered a new world.

Best Practices for Launching an LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process – and be able to measure success – is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook. Click to download.

How Big Data Will Reshape eLearning — and the Future of Work

Mindflash

I recently attended the American Society for Training and Development’s 2012 TechKnowledge conference , where over 1,200 attendees and 70 exhibitors got together in Las Vegas to talk about training, do some networking, and discuss the future of learning and technology. Big Data is a term that you may not of heard of before but will hear a great deal of in the near future.

Make it Social: How We Use Twitter as a Learning Tool

Bottom-Line Performance

Chances are, someone has told you how you should or should not be using Twitter recently. Did you know that Twitter chats are a fantastic way to share informal knowledge and spark conversation within  your field or even inside your organization? Think about it: You spend all day every day sitting in your office, siloed off from the world of information ebbing and flowing all around you. What if there was a way to tap in to the collective expertise of industry experts and thought leaders, creating synergistic relationships both inside and outside your organization? This is all possible.

Who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer?

Jane Hart

There have been a couple of posts recently on the topic of whether organisations need  to have a new role of a Chief Collaboration Officer (CCO). So today I want to take a look at what it might mean to be a CCO – and who might take on that role. Back in October 2010 Morten Hansen asked the  question Who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer on the HBR Blog network.