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Game Based Learning – Why Does it Work?

Bottom-Line Performance

This is the full text of a “scroll of knowledge” from the Knowledge Guru himself. He will be appearing in person at DevLearn to hand out scrolls and spread the word that game-based learning works. Learning Brief by Sharon Boller. Forty years of research [i] says yes, games are effective learning tools. Let’s start with the fun. Fun can be: Winning !  Triumphing. Collaborating. Surprise.

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Interesting InfoGraphic, Do Educational Video Games Work?

Kapp Notes

I think this is an interesting depiction of video games in schools. From: Used under Creative Common Licence and with written permission. Games

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Transforming learning and development

Clive on Learning

In a series of posts on the Onlignment blog that has run throughout 2012, I have endeavoured to explain how transformation can take place in workplace learning and development. started the series by setting out the need for transformation. Establishing a learning architecture and infrastructure that recognises these unique characteristics. Putting in place processes for improved performance needs analysis and blended solution design. Building capability in areas such as the design of digital learning content, learning live and online, and connected online learning. Enjoy

How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

The year 2012 will likely be remembered as the “ Get Off Your Butt ” year. In recent months, major studies have  been published indicating that sitting for extended periods dramatically increases our risk of getting a wide range of diseases and significantly shortens our lives. How dangerous is sitting for long periods? As learning professionals, we’re part of the problem.

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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Tablets will replace PCs but not in the way you Think

mLearning Revolution

(image credit: [link]. I’m fully convinced that mobile devices, especially Tablets, will eventually replace our traditional desktop PCs! printing problems, no optical drives (for backups I suppose), and that they won’t run power software, including Adobe Photoshop, Avid Studio, and Microsoft OneNote. What are you thoughts? Send to Kindle.

121 Blogs About Learning


Here’s my daily reading list from which I pick and chose every day. The represent the best minds in the area of learning and learning technology. Enjoy! Aaron Silvers Adventures in Corporate Education aLearning Allison Rossett Assets B Online Learning Blogger in Middle-earth Bottom-Line Performance Bozarthzone brave new org Brian Dusablon Challenge to Learn Clark [.]. Corporate Learning Education elearning instructional design Learning Learning Blogs Learning Technology

Theories for the digital age: Connectivism

Learning with e's

Learning in the industrialised world can now be contextualised within a largely technological landscape, where the use of digital media is assuming increasing importance. Much of this learning is informal, (Commentators such as Cofer (2000), Cross (2006) and Dobbs (2000) place the proportion of informal learning at around 70%) and is also generally location independent. References Cross, J.

Add High Level Engagement to Learning with Games


You can get your learners glued to courses when you challenge them with fun and exciting games. Learners of all age groups find game based learning much more engaging compared to other modes of learning. They are able to retain [.]. Community eLearning tools Flash Free webinar Gaming HTML5 Raptivity Evolve Whitepaper Fun with Raptivity Games games show webinar High Level Engagement Mine the gold Nadine Jeffers Register now

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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.

For the sake of ‘Mobile’ I hope Microsoft Windows 8 and the Surface Tablet fall short

mLearning Revolution

(Image Credit) [link]. For the last few weeks, I have been reading and watching everything I can find on Microsoft’s Surface Tablet and Windows 8. My biggest fear is that with the upcoming launch of Windows 8 and the Surface Tablet, Microsoft is trying to UNDO everything we have accomplished in Mobile since the mobile revolution began back in 2007. USB Ports on Tablets, really?

PowerPoint: Is SlideShark Dead in the Water? (Hint: Only Minnow-mally)

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  I've previously written about  presentation apps for iDevices. didn't have a lot of luck in my pursuit of decent PowerPoint presentation tools, but I did have success with one: SlideShark. Since my previous article, SlideShark has made some updates to its app that I'd like to share. What is SlideShark? SlideShark is an app for iOS with an accompanying website. First you upload presentations online at and then you can use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch to share your presentations on the go. Click here. So what's new?

The Biggest Barrier to Leadership

CLO Magazine

Egos can create false pride and self-doubt. When managers are addicted to ego affliction, it erodes their effectiveness. No matter what position you’re in, you face the same stumbling block to effective leadership that everybody else does: the human ego. Ego-driven leaders have caused more business missteps than anyone can imagine. This problem begins when we “edge good out” and put ourselves in. We get a distorted image of our own importance and see ourselves as the center of the universe. Ego manifests in two ways. The good news is there are antidotes. Do you have kids?

Connecting Social Learning to e-Learning

JPL Learning

Social media continues to grow worldwide. Facebook, Twitter and Yammer are becoming more accepted tools in the workplace, due to their mass networking capabilities. As learning consultants, we need to take a tip from the social media craze, and determine ways to leverage it in our online courses. One way to do this is by using social media as a tool to supplement collaboration online. Group collaboration has aided in the success of classroom learning for a long time. Social media and social learning platforms provide new ways to do this. One way to achieve this is through group collaboration.

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.

What is ‘Ubiquitous Computing’? #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

Amit Singhal, Google VP and Senior Search Engineer said, in an article in The Telegraph this week (“ Google develops computer inspired by Star Trek “): “Why should someone stop their conversation because they’re missing a tiny piece of information that you need to take that conversation further?” ” said Mr Singhal. “You have to pull out your phone. You have to unlock the phone. You have to type. Already you have lost valuable seconds and the conversation has become unnatural and awkward.” Is ‘ubiquitous computing’ good for education?

Adobe Captivate 6: Scrolling Text in a Text Entry Box

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Text Entry Boxes (TEBs) allows your learners to type directly into your eLearning lesson. Personally, I think TEBs offer the highest level of interactivity you can add to a lesson without the need for advanced programming skills. To add a TEB to a lesson, simply choose  Insert > Standard Objects > Text Entry Box. teach two live, online Captivate 6 classes. 

Good News: Most Employees View Development as Vital

CLO Magazine

Employees’ hunger for development gives CLOs an opportunity. The key is to drive deeper alignment between the needs of individual employees and the organization. Most employees view job training and career development as vital, according to a recent poll. An overwhelming 91 percent of workers said that job training and career development were among their top priorities, according to the poll by Lee Hecht Harrison, a career services and outplacement firm. Six percent called it a “duty.” ” Just 3 percent said it is a hindrance. That attitude has changed in recent years, however.

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Writer's block

Learning with e's

Anyone who writes regularly will tell you this: There are times when you struggle to write something worthwhile. or even anything at all. Call it writer's block, call it the white page syndrome (or white screen in the age of the word processor), call it whatever you wish - there are times when the words won't come, and there is very little you can do about it. It's publish and be damned.

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.

Research for Practitioners: Nine Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

How much is too much when it comes to multimedia? How can you best use media other than text to support learning? This month, consider what research has taught us about the ability of the human mind to deal with attractive competition! Design Strategies Emerging Topics Learning Media Learning Research Professional Development

How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

The year 2012 will likely be remembered as the “ Get Off Your Butt ” year. In recent months, major studies have  been published indicating that sitting for extended periods dramatically increases our risk of getting a wide range of diseases and significantly shortens our lives. How dangerous is sitting for long periods? As learning professionals, we’re part of the problem.

“I am what I create, share and others build on”

Learning and Working on the Web

remix); (4) in sense-making, we move from playing to reframing; in media, we move from storytelling to transmedia (e.g., how a story jumps from one medium to another — this has huge implications for corporate branding). (5)  Identity Shift  is the biggest shift of all. We’re moving from a sense of “I am what I wear/own/control” to “I am what I create, share and others build on.”

Learning with robots

Learning with e's

In a previous blog post I wrote about learning by making , and discussed the theory of constructionism, which holds that we learn through immersing ourselves in, and engaging with situations. As far as Papert is concerned, learning in this manner is important because it is a departure from transmission models of education, enabling us to construct and reconstruct knowledge in our own unique ways.

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.

Here Are the 3 Building Blocks for Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Many elearning courses are linear and not very interactive. Sometimes a linear course is the right solution. However, often linear is the default solution because of a lack of resources or because the developer isn’t quite sure how to get started with interactive content. There’s Only So Much You Can Do to a Screen. And from that perspective, there’s only so much you can do with the screen. Click.


How to Create an Online Portfolio

Voice of Clarity

You may not be currently looking for a job, but it never hurts to have an up-to-date online portfolio of your work. And if your work samples are gathering dust in a folder somewhere, all the more reason to get your expertise displayed electronically. There are a myriad of websites out there where you can display your work for free. Some platforms are better suited for writing samples while others are more applicable for showcasing graphics or eLearning samples. Technical writers might want to consider a blog site such as Blogger , or LiveJournal to set up a free account.

Why most compliance e-learning doesn’t actually work

Spicy Learning

Why do companies offer compulsory compliance training to their employees? To meet the company regulations that are in place. When staff training is approached in this way, many individuals may have reservations before they even begin, because ultimately, they do not have a choice in how their learning material is delivered. Let’s look at the bigger picture. I’ll take a simple example. In hospitality, employers have a duty to inform their staff about food and hygiene. But what about the employees in hotels and restaurants?

Top 5 Mistakes Managers Make: Communicating Poorly

Enspire Learning

Management Challenge Program Designer Kate McLagan is penning our latest blog series “Top 5 Mistakes Managers Make” Over the next five weeks, Kate will explore these critical mistakes that managers make in their relationships with their direct reports. Read on for Part 2: Communicating Poorly. Manager Mistake #2: Communicating Poorly. Avoid This Mistake: Set clear expectations.

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.

The new kid on the block – TalentLMS


You may have already heard the rather exciting news that TalentLMS was released on Oct 5 th. Since then we’ve been bombarded with questions on how it’s different to eFront , how they complement eachother, what the benefits and features are, why you’d choose one over the other etc. so we’ve got together a two-part blog post to cover all your questions. So just what is TalentLMS? Who is it for?

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Innovation is not a repeatable process

Learning and Working on the Web

Can innovation be promoted through better processes? James Gardner does not think so any more. have not been able to find  any  regular correllation between well adopted innovation processes and actual innovation outcomes, and I’ve been looking pretty hard. And here at Spigit, we’ve got hundreds of data sets to look through. ” [WIIFM] question. This is how we create a culture of innovation.

E-Learning Zombie Edition – includes trends and duds

eLearning 24-7

I’ve been watching. Checking out the nooks and crannies. Looking into everything that is e-learning and I’ve seen a lot. Some great. Some bad and yes even a few that are downright frightening to the buyer. Social Learning Platform. Just last week, I saw the best social learning platform ever. Seriously, awesome. Best of all, even if you choose not to use it, the product is available to the public as a new social media site. From a social learning standpoint. Built by NetExam and thus comes with the platform. Comes with analytical graph. and part very cool. Product name is Ensemba.