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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.

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.

Eating an elephant

Clive on Learning

I was talking on Skype this morning with a long-standing and much-respected colleague David Jennings. Both of us are bloggers as well as authors of books. He commented on the fact that I seemed to be able to move freely between the long form and the short form, 500 words one day and 50,000 the next. The reality, for me at least, is very different. Once you get in the swing of it, it is relatively straightforward to write a blog post. In the past six years I've written about 700 posts for Clive on Learning and several hundred more for Onlignment. feel like a seasoned old hack. Later perhaps.'

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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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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

The Commons touch

Learning with e's

Many people assume that because the web is open, any and all content is open for copying and reuse. It is not. Use some content and you could well be breaking copyright law. Many sites host copyrighted material, and many people are confused about what they can reuse or copy. My advice is this - assume that all content is copyrighted unless otherwise indicated. Many will have copyright restrictions.

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).

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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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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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!

eLearning Suite Specialist Certification Announced!

Adobe Captivate

We are proud to let you know that we have introduced a new specialist certification program for Adobe eLearning Suite. To become an eLearning Suite Specialist, you need to pass two required ACE exams and one elective ACE exam. Here are the details: Required ACE exams for eLearning Suite Specialist: Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate with [.]. eLearning Suite Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning ACE ACS Adobe Captivate 5.5 adobe certified expert Adobe Certified Specialist Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 rapid elearning

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.”

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!

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.

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.

Content Curation and the end of Intellectual Property

Adobe Captivate

The past couple of years I’ve been blessed to get to go to Brussels for Thanksgiving and honored to meet with some of the world’s foremost leaders, thinkers, and even trouble-makers in the area of education. The European Union sponsors a wonderful conference on Media and Learning – which is genuinely filled with amazing attendees [.]. Conferences and events eLearning this week Rapid eLearning Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Partridge Rapid Authoring rapid elearning

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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.

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 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.

Well Read: A Theory of Fun for Game Design by Judy Unrein

Learning Solutions Magazine

Why are so many games in eLearning deadly dull? Why do so few of those games actually contribute to or support learning? Ralph Koster has some definite ideas about those questions, and others as well. This month’s review introduces you to what game designers understand about learning. Design Strategies Management Strategies

From Social Learning to Workforce Collaboration

Jane Hart

Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed that I’ve changed this blog’s title from “Learning in the Social Workplace” to “Workforce Collaboration” Why? Well, to try and avoid the “learning” word or at least the term “social learning”! Let me explain. Despite the fact that numerous studies have shown that most workplace learning takes place outside training - the term “learning” is for many people still synonymous with training. Collaboration Social learning

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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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.

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.

ILT is turning WBT in2 ILT online – its not working

eLearning 24-7

I’m tired of hearing the excuses. I’m tired of hearing that because people do not have an instructional design background nor training background, it is acceptable to create linear courses online. I’m tired of people generating all types of reasons for not building engaging e-learning content.  I’m tired of seeing PowerPoint with an audio or video clip spun as a sound WBT course. It’s not. story. never thought about being a teacher an educator. Yet, it didn’t happen. taught at the high school level for five years, at an inner city then affluent school.

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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. 

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!

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.

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.

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.

Toolkit: News from the Tools Front by Joe Ganci

Learning Solutions Magazine

The first seven weeks of 2012 have already brought many changes in the world of eLearning vendors and tools. Joe tries to keep you caught up on the trends, and the tools to keep an eye on as the year progresses. Management Strategies Tools

Why is learning and the sharing of information so important?

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet The Globe & Mail: The diplomacy of knowledge. Learning together is an important part of living together. While many of our greatest challenges arise through the interplay of complex problems, so, too, do our greatest advances often occur at the intersections between disciplines. Communities complexity NetworkedLearning

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.

The hardworking woodcutter

E-Learning Provocateur

Late last year, I stumbled upon the story of the hardworking woodcutter. It was shared by Dr Nupur Jaiswal in her article Engaging your. audience: Tips to try in Training & Development in Australia , 38(4). The story goes like this… There was a woodcutter. He used to work incredibly hard to ensure a good livelihood, but he always felt that his work was not giving him enough output. Every day he would decide to work harder and longer, but at the end of the day he would find his pile of wood smaller than the previous day. Because they fear it will impact their performance stats.

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Now Hiring: Summer Intern for BLP’s Learning Services Team

Bottom-Line Performance

Can You Tell a Good Story? Have you ever looked at a mobile app or game and said, “I could write that!”? ”? Would you like to build your portfolio? Can you really answer  no  to this one?). If so, BLP would like to talk to you. use to show our clients what new media can do. • You will work with experienced writers and instructional designers on client projects, which could.