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PowerPoint: Create an Infographic

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  If you need to create an Infographic, there are better programs than PowerPoint that you could use. Photoshop would be a good choice, or maybe Fireworks. That being said, PowerPoint is likely on your office computer right now. Additionally, PowerPoint is often underutilized as a design platform and is surprisingly agile. First you'll need to design your infographic.

A Conversation with Michael Allen–ADDIE, SAM & the Future of ID

Kapp Notes

For those of you who may not know, Michael W. Allen is a leader in the field of design, developing and delivering online instruction. He is the author of seven book including a best-seller on creating effective e-learning and in has received ASTD’s Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award in 2011. So my first question is “what’s wrong with ADDIE?”. MA: Sure. Design


The Future Of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Last week Amit and I made a small presentation to the Mobile Learning MOOC (MobiMOOC) about the possibilities in the future of mobile learning. We’d like to share what we presented because it encapsulates technologies that will impact/affect the future of mobile learning and learning in general, readers of this blog will probably find it of special interest. You can find our presentation here.

Think Multiscreen (vs. iPad-only) when developing an mLearning Strategy

mLearning Revolution

One thing I stress in my mLearning workshops is the fact that having an iPad-only strategy for Learning is not a thorough mLearning Strategy. Right now, we have the traditional desktop PCs and Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones, but it’s not too early to start thinking also about smart TVs, game consoles and dashboards in cars, and why not the foldable screens of the future. Send to Kindle.

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The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed

Jane Hart

This year’s Top 100 Tools for Learning list (the 6th Annual Survey) has been compiled from the votes of 582 learning professionals worldwide – 55% working in education, 45% working in non-educational organizations. The top tool for the 4 th year running is Twitter, with both YouTube (2 nd ) and Google Docs (aka Google Drive) (3 rd ) retaining their places for the 3 rd year in succession.

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman about Learning on Demand: Part Two

Kapp Notes

Here is part two of a great discussion with Reuben Tozman about his book, Learning On Demand. If you missed the first part check it out here. KK: How do you think “Big Data” is going to impact the learning and development field? I’m not an ROI believer. The fundamental problem I have with ROI is it looks to establish a causal relationship between intervention and some financial result.

Adobe Captivate 6: Scalable HTML Content

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I've published a ton of eLearning lesson using Adobe Captivate, and I have seen the Publish dialog box more times than I can count. Sometimes I get tunnel vision when working in a tool I've used for so long and often fail to notice when tiny little options are added to a dialog box. Take the  Scalable HTML content  check box for instance. If you hadn't noticed the option in the lower right of the Captivate 6 Publish dialog box, join the crowd.  I was curious what the option would do, so I enabled it and published a SWF.


New directions in self-study e-learning: the return of scrolling

Clive on Learning

Earlier this week I wrote about the first of the new directions in self-study e-learning that I had noticed - the use of social interactions. Today I explore another - the use of scrolling pages to replace the slide to slide mechanism that dominates so much e-learning. So, a single piece of work - a document if you like - became fragmented into pieces. I don't think anyone thinks twice now about scrolling. If anything, there are likely to prefer staying on a single page rather than waiting for new ones to download. But all that has changed after 20 years of web surfing. Ah, the bleeding edge.

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Nuts and Bolts: Assessing the Value of Online Interactions by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

There is no magic formula for assessing the value of social interactions; no formula like “two hours on LinkedIn + four comments in groups = tangible outcomes for the organization.” So how do you know time spent using social media isn’t wasted? Jane has some ideas you can use. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Getting Started Professional Development Social Media

Resources: Keynote Address to #SPBT Medical Device Summit

Kapp Notes

Met some wonderful people and had a great time at the inaugural SPBT event The medical Device and Diagnostic Trainers Summit. The presentation was a great deal of fun. We played “Fact or Fishy” which resulted in a tie between team A and Team B. We had a wonderful tour of Princeton (lot of smart people used to live and still live in the area) and we had a delicious dinner. Here is a copy of my slides from the presentation. The Gamification of Learning: What Research Says About Simulations & Serious Games from Karl Kapp. Here is the video I showed during the presentation. 2006).

Writing Multiple Choice Questions For Higher Order Thinking

The eLearning Coach

Write astounding multiple-choice questions. See examples here. Post from: The eLearning Coach Writing Multiple Choice Questions For Higher Order Thinking. eLearning Design

How Do You Get Leaders to Change?

CLO Magazine

Emphasizing dialogue, data, respect and patience can make change happen. Change is hard. The brain is wired to detect any change in the environment as a threat. It takes an enormous amount of intention, focus, attention, patience and persistence to make a decision to change and then follow through. Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight or break an old habit, which is pretty much everyone, likely has experienced this. There are hundreds of books on change and dozens of change models available, but the exact recipe for helping someone change has been a holy grail for learning leaders.

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Defining Social Learning

Marcia Conner

Two years after we published The New Social Learning , I still hear people say “there is no definition” or worse yet, defining it in truly silly ways. A post with a slide of my definition is consistently one of the most popular posts on this site so I thought people might appreciate more on how I define the terms and what social learning is not. How do you define social learning?

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman about Learning on Demand: Part One

Kapp Notes

I seem to be hanging out with a lot of writers these days. I recently had a chance to catch up with Reuben Tozman and ask him a few questions about his new book published through ASTD. This is part one of the interview, I’ll post part two tomorrow. It was a great discussion and you don’t want to miss any of it. He has recent authored a book published by ASTD called Learning On Demand.

Thank you voters! Epignosis eFront LMS Won the Best of ELearning! Award


ELearning! Media Group Awarded Epignosis for Best Open Source Solution. We’re very happy to announce that Epignosis eFront won the Best of Elearning! Award for Best Open Source Solution, and an Award of Excellence for Best Learning Management System (SaaS, Open-Source, or Content Supplier) at the annual Enterprise Learning! So a big thank you must go out to all our voters! The Elearning!

Designing Content for Multiple Mobile Devices by Michelle Lentz and Brandon Carson

Learning Solutions Magazine

In the BYOD (bring your own device) world, users expect mobile learning to work—all the time, every time—on whatever device they are holding. To meet this challenge, it is more important to focus on the user first and then on the technology. Here are some key requirements and best practices that mobile learning designers must understand in order to be successful.

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.

Easily Create eLearning Games and Interactions

eLearning Brothers

The Interaction Builder is online software that quickly creates Flash games and interactions that are easily imported into your rapid eLearning authoring tool. Building interactions is easy. Create everything online and then download a file to insert into your course. No programming skills needed. No software to install. Over 80 interactions and games. Over 100 themes. Adobe Presenter. Lectora.

5 Ways to Use Goal-Based Learning

Rob Hubbard

by Tess Robinson. Director, L earningAge Solutions). So goal-based learning sounds great but what can you use it for? And how can technology augment this way of learning? Performance support. Learning shouldn’t stop when a learner leaves the classroom. Imagine you’ve just sat through a whole day’s workshop on project management. Performance review. Pull’ learning. Compliance training.

All About “Learning” Not “Education”


About time we made the distinction. Learning is the name for the natural process that we use all the time. It uses the relatively new architecture of the brain’s pre-frontal cortex and invokes (among others) imagination, creativity, and critical thinking. Education is an unnatural institution, expanding most dramatically during the Industrial Age, that often relies [.]. Brain Continuous Learning Learning

TalentLMS is NOT in BETA anymore


After several months of Beta testing and refining, TalentLMS has been officially released today, October 5 th. This is just the first of many steps towards building the best learning tool for small organizations. And boy, we have a very active Roadmap.TalentLMS is based on People , Principles and Technology. In this short post I would love to talk a bit about all three of them. People. Principles.

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Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

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5 Major Trends in Corporate Training


The tense job market and rocky economy is driving rapid change in the corporate training sector. It’s not good enough to boost employee productivity - you have to develop satisfied employees to improve retention and keep your training investment in-house. Right Enterprise

Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning?

Social Learning

I really enjoy following the learning frontier, reading about and analyzing the latest developments in learning tools and methodologies. My last two blog posts were reactions to augmented reality, a concept that was thought up decades ago, coined in the 90s, and only starting to crawl into everyday life. Augmented reality has a potential to [.] appeared first on Social Learning Blog.

Keep juggling

Learning with e's

How many balls can you keep in the air at one time? One of the most interesting stands at the World of Learning Exhibition and Conference in Birmingham this week was the Blue Beetle Training stand, which among other rolling performances featured a 10 minute tuition on three ball juggling. It was great audience participation, and quite entertaining to watch, too. We certainly need more of that.

The Role of Content Curator in Workplace Learning

e-Learning Academy

Last week I wrote about content management and content access for on-demand learning, as described by Mark Vickers of Bersin and Associated. As a subset of this, I’d like to raise the role of content curator in workplace learning. Who is a content curator? A good content curator is someone who: Is keeny interested in a [.]. Performance support tools Workplace learning

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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