Sat.Dec 22, 2012 - Fri.Dec 28, 2012

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Learning Attitudes #eLearning

Dont Waste Your Time

Credit to Joachim Stroh on Google+ for this graphic, in honour of the post by Euan Semple called “ Dumbing down and victimhood “: Euan’s original post states: “I have to confess I get frustrated when people complain about technology dumbing us down. Related posts: The Growth of Distance Learning #eLearning. eLearning Learning. The Future of Learning in a Networked Society.

End of a personal era at the Institute of Tropical Medicine

Ignatia Webs

Today is my last day at the Institute of Tropical Medicine. After a wonderfully inspiring six years, I am clearing out my office and preparing myself to set sail for a new professional horizon. Happy endings, and wishing you all inspiring new beginnings in 2013! education ITM future

Integrate Raptivity with Adobe Captivate


We have earlier showcased in one of our blogs how Raptivity integrates best with the various versions of Adobe Captivate under various scenarios. This blog will shell light on the step by step process of integration with the help a [.]. Authoring Tool Videos adobe captivate authoring tools integration of raptivity Jigsaw puzzle video clip

An Organisational Perspective to Managing Change in Learning: Part 2

Connect Thinking

Last month I wrote a big picture perspective on managing change when introducing technology (e-learning) into a learning strategy (see Part 1 ). Today is the second of 5 posts on this topic. will share some things to think about from an organisational perspective – covering Corporates, Not-For-Profit organisations and Training Providers. We’ll look at it from three perspectives: 1.

Get an Exclusive Articulate Storyline Game Show Template from eLearning Brothers

Download one of the most popular game templates from eLearning Brothers with a look and feel exclusively made for eLearning Learning subscribers! eLearning Brothers creates awesome templates and assets to help you look like an eLearning Rockstar!

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A Look at Learning’s Future

CLO Magazine

A slow but steady economic recovery is driving optimism toward learning investments. Firm spending on learning and development has been volatile since 2008, declining and recovering in reaction to the global financial crisis and its abatement. But in 2012, the economic recovery combined with a rebound in learning spending appeared to drive learning investments. Measurement also remains a challenge.

Social Media Revolution 2013: the video

Jane Hart

I’ve just noticed that Erik Qualman updated his video on the Social Media Revolution in November 2012. This one is number 4 in the series – for 2013. YouTube

Custom Newspaper Headlines for your Learning Resources

Dont Waste Your Time

Get a nice little image like this for your eLearning resources, made up of your own content from this website: Here’s one I made earlier from the introduction to my recent “ What is a Learning Technologist (part 8) ” post. How would you use this? Self-Service Custom Infographics (@visually) in education.

The Turn

Aaron Silvers

“Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called “The Pledge” The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course… it probably isn’t. The second act is called “The Turn” The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you’re looking for the secret… but you won’t find it, because of course you’re not really looking.

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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.

Announcing Learning Cafe UnConference 2013

Learning Cafe

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Learning Café UnConference – a gathering of experienced learning and development professionals who will collaborate and discuss  trends in Learning and Development. This is a unique event open to a limited number of experienced learning & development professionals  to maintain the quality and intimacy of discussions. Date : Thursday, 21 Feb 2013. Sydney.

Recapping a Smashing 2012!


Alhamdulillah, 2012 was an exciting year with many inspiring learning adventures and memories ! For those of you who missed some of them, or are new to ZaidLearn, here is a compilation of the learning adventures and ideas explored in 2012. The compilation is organized into themes, rather than just a bunch of links archived according to chronological order. Facebook for Learning and Teaching?

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eFront 3.6.12 just released


What better time for new toys if not Christmas! Today we would like to announce a new version of eFront. This maintenance update includes important speed optimizations, full text-search for documents for our enterprise clients, a module to bootstrap modules production, a new sleek modern theme, dozens upon dozens of minor bug fixes, and several tweaks to make your favorite tool even more enjoyable!

The Turn

Aaron Silvers

“Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called “The Pledge” The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course… it probably isn’t. The second act is called “The Turn” The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you’re looking for the secret… but you won’t find it, because of course you’re not really looking.

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Customer Training Completion Rates

Curious to learn how different factors in your training courses may affect completion rates? We crunched the numbers to help you set goals for course completion and build your content strategy. Download the study to learn what kind of content keeps learners engaged, how long courses should be, and more.

Participant Analysis: Matching Your Audience in E-Learning


One of the topics we have spent quite a bit of time talking about around here is participants. Namely, learning how to keep your focus on your participants and create initiatives that clearly meet their needs.  This sounds gr eat !  There’s only one problem. How do you do it? Tough questions for sure, but I think I may have an answer. Ever heard of a participant analysis ? So give it a try. 

Social Media in 2012: Month by Month

Jane Hart

This infographic takes a look at what happened in social media in 2012, from The SEO Company. The State of Social Media 2012 by The SEO Company. Social learning

Gear Up for Mobile Learning


Mobile is everywhere. We all know this intuitively as we walk down the street or at the mall or at the airport, and observe people looking down at their mobile devices. Mobile stats are staggering. For example, there are six billion (87% of the world’s population) mobile subscribers, 300,000 apps developed over the past three years, and 1.2 billion people access the web using their mobiles.

Managing to Outcomes in Nonprofit Sector

The Peformance Improvement

This is the traditional time to reflect on trends observed during the past year. One major trend I have observed is performance management of nonprofit organizations. Actually, this is an accelerating trend that got its impetus from Peter Drucker decades ago. Nonprofits are becoming more and more focused on what McKinsey & Company calls “managing to outcomes”.  . million people.”).

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.

I'm dreaming of a White laptop.

Learning with e's

Me with Keith in 2009. or any colour really. It doesn't matter that much, as long as it does the job. My old laptop Keith (named after a Rolling Stone - he's very old and has seen better days, falling to pieces, but is still just about functioning), is just about to pop his clogs I fear. You see, Keith is almost 8 years old. In computer years that is way beyond geriatric. Cheeky beggars. Keith

2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. These disciplines add up to what I call “working smarter.” Here’s how.

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Why Should Managers Teach?

Designed for Learning

I recently read an article in CLO titled, "Those who manage teach." It is a powerful statement and I completely agree with it. I have always believed that managers are the first line of teachers. Also, whether you know it or don't - whether you want to or not, every manager is a teacher.  While many managers focus on the project goals: time and cost, some managers do something more - they also. good trainer teaching training good managers

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2012: That was the year that was

Jane Hart

In the first of two reviews of 2012, here are the 10 most popular posts on my own blog this year – based on viewing stats, tweets and FB likes. Shown in order of popularity, with the most popular first. 1 -  The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed. That was one of the findings of  a survey I ran in April 2012 on how people learn best in the workplace. Articles

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.

Can You Show the Value of Your Training?


You designed and developed a training program that meets a business need. You delivered it, and since then, you have been gathering and analyzing data. Now comes the moment of truth: Can you show that your training delivered organizational value

2013 is the Year of the WordPress LMS


Merry Christmas! hope that everyone is having a relaxing time with their friends and family this holiday.  I am resting myself, but couldn’t keep my thoughts away from the LearnDash WordPress LMS plugin for very long – so here I am! (I need to type rather quietly though as I have a few people taking a nap around me). The 2013 calendar is going to be the year of WordPress LMS.

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Virtual Meetings for Free!


Ever wish you had the same tools that large corporations utilize for virtual meetings? Your wait has ended thanks to Zoom.Us. This startup company whose principals herald from both Webex and CISCO allow up to 15 people to use their virtual meeting tool at no charge. I've thoroughly tested the service, and am most impressed. It even allows one to include iOS devices in your meeting! Web/Tech


Happy Holidays!

Jane Hart

Happy Holidays / Happy Christmas. to all my readers. from Jane. Social learning

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.