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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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Free Halloween Ghost Chaser Game

eLearning Brothers

Happy Halloween from the eLearning Brothers team! It is time to scare up a little fun…and possibly win some free products. All you have to do is avoid the ghosts! Take a break from your daily routine and see if you can beat our times! Click the link below to play Ghost Chaser. Play the game. If you reach the top score position, send your name and email address to

#Augmented Reality #AR overview and examples provided by Victór Alvarez

Ignatia Webs

Augmented reality is moving us slowly moving towards the future of embedded intelligent technology. In this webinar recording from Victór Alvarez he gives a comprehensible overview of what augmented reality is and can be. In addition he shows Ariane, a really wonderful and promising AR-tool for teachers or trainers. The slideshare of this presentation can be found here: [link].

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? The fundamental problem I have with ROI is it looks to establish a causal relationship between intervention and some financial result. Design ID Degree

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

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.  When the lesson opened in my web browser, the value of the option became clear.


Tryout this #Android #mLearning game and alter it for your setting

Ignatia Webs

David Parsons from the Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand has developed a mobile business consulting game. The game is not yet fully finished, but he and his team offer us the means to go and install the game on our Android mobile phones and give it a try. The game also has augmented features, so it is nice for a variety of reasons.

Talent vs Labour

Learning and Working on the Web

Are you talent or labour? The difference may be very important. According to a recent article in the  New York Times , talent is getting into a position to be able to push capitalism around, but not labour. Talent is extracting more of the pie and getting richer. The gulf grows between talent — the high-earning, differentiated workers — and labor, those widget makers who support them. itashare.

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. 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. Although Flash windows can be made to scroll, they were never conceived that way.

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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

How #mobiles helped save Los Angeles Adult #education with Sean Abajian

Ignatia Webs

With education being at the crossroads it says to be and with the crisis cutting educational initiatives around the world, this video can give us some strategies to see positive change happening thanks to grassroot action. Adult education has been thriving in the Los Angeles area from 1870's and last December 2011 it was said to be cut completely by the local government.

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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

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

A Juicy Collection of Bloom's Digital Taxonomies!


CHALLENGE ! Today, educators are overwhelmed (literally drowning!) by thousands of web 2.0/social media/apps that they can use for learning and teaching. But, where/how to start? How do we choose the right solution for a particular learning context or activity? The LMS can certainly not solve all our learning and teaching needs and requirements. Any awesome one to suggest? :). Social_Media web2.0

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#mHealth projects and examples from David Metcalf

Ignatia Webs

David Metcalf has a longstanding expertise in mobile projects. In the last years he has been involved in mobile health projects varying from nutrition to full-blown medical simulations. In this recorded seminar he shares some of his expertise on mHealth. 4G and 3D giving improved learner outcomes for future doctors, and in other fields. mobile mLearning mobile learning health mooc mobimooc mhealt

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. 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.

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.

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.

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. How do you define social learning? define social learning as participating with others to make sense of new ideas. “Social learning is not just the technology of social media, although it makes use of it. Together we are better.

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!

It starts with capturing knowledge

Learning and Working on the Web

In the Altimeter Group’s Report on Enterprise Social Networks , four areas of business value were identified: Encourage Sharing. Capture Knowledge. Enable Action. Empower People. would suggest an order of difficulty and business value for these four components. Tacit knowledge is where the action is, and in most cases, it’s the people with the tacit knowledge that deliver the results.

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.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.