Sat.Jan 26, 2013 - Fri.Feb 01, 2013

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15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

Last week I asked if you had thought about mEnabling your eLearning for iPads (mEnabling, is what we are calling the process of getting your existing eLearning to run on iPads and other tablets) but didn’t really tell you how? So here’s a few – 15 actually! – pointers on some of the tools out there, that you can use to help you take that ‘leap of faith’ into mLearning. It’s free! 2.

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Adobe Captivate 6: Audio Control Without a Playbar

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Lori Smith  If you've spent any time using Captivate's new Pretest and the Branch Aware settings, I think you will agree that they are very cool. However,  However, if you've used either feature, you have probably noticed that you cannot have a playbar in the published lesson. Or maybe the learner is relying on closed captions? Here's how you do it.

#ASTDTK2013 Resources from ASTD Presentations

Kapp Notes

ASTD TK 2013 has been a great time. I’ve enjoyed spending time with old friends and making new ones. Here are the slides from my presentation, my workshop on “Games and Gamification” with Koreen Olbrish will be in another post. The “Immernet”: Immersive Learning through Games, Gamification and Virtual Worlds from Karl Kapp. Here are some related resources that you may find of value. 1. An experience as an avatar can change a person’s real life perceptions. Reference: Yee, N., & Bailenson, J.N. 2006). August 24- 26, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. 2005). of Interaction. 3. 2009).Virtual

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The cognitive power of error

Clive on Learning

This week I chaired three very enjoyable sessions at Learning Technologies 2013. These were with cognitive neuroscientist Dr Itiel Dror talking about memory, Professor Stephen Heppell , discussing lifelong learning, and Associate Professor of Learning Technology Steve Wheeler , sharing his vision for future technologies. like chairing sessions because they give me the chance to really immerse myself in the subjects, without any distractions for an hour at a time. It's not difficult to teach rules and procedures - sound instructional practices will probably do the trick. How do we do this?

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

Want to develop an effective customer training strategy for your organization? Download this guide to learn some simple steps you can follow to set your team up for success. Click to download.

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All hail the electronic calf

E-Learning Provocateur

Given I’ve been blogging about MOOCs lately, I thought it was high time I better informed my perspective by actually doing a MOOC. So I signed up to The University of Edinburgh’s E-learning and Digital Cultures course on Coursera. It has just kicked off, and one of the resources that we have been pointed to in the first week is Zumbakamera’s short animation, Bendito Machine III.

Online Training: How Big is Too Big?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  In the early days of software training, many professional trainers that I've talked with said that the perfect onsite class size was eight to 10 students. For groups of 10 or more, it was a standard practice to bring in a backup trainer. The role of the backup trainer was to assist any students who might have fallen behind the instructor, or simply assist those students in need of a bit of extra help. If the class size was larger than 15 students, many training companies would split the class into manageable sizes, requiring multiple rooms and multiple lead instructors.

Telling Stories

Upside Learning

Why are we shying away from one of the most powerful learning tools in the learning designer’s arsenal? – the ability to tell stories. The use of narrative form stretches back into time as a powerful tool for pedagogy, and we now know it works well into adulthood. Ancient man swapped stories around a fire, that was ‘learning’ for them. So why aren’t we telling more stories to assist in learning?

Overcoming Barriers to PS--Yes, You Can!

Ontuitive

In our post, Your Finger’s in the Dike and the Dam’s about to Burst, Bob referred to a Gartner study that shows IT spend on new systems and applications is expected to double in 2013. That means there is a potential for your performance support project to get funded! But, in order for it to even be considered, you'll probably have to overcome some internal barriers

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Are you supporting new fashioned learning in the workplace?

Jane Hart

So what is “new fashioned” learning?  Well let’s start by thinking about what “old fashioned” learning is? Old-fashioned” learning is being taught or trained – that is having all you need to know neatly packaged up in a course or programme or workshop or e-learning  course.  Of course, there is still a need for old-fashioned learning in the workplace. PKM Social learning

All hail the electronic calf

E-Learning Provocateur

Given I’ve been blogging about MOOCs lately, I thought it was high time I better informed my perspective by actually doing a MOOC. So I signed up to The University of Edinburgh’s E-learning and Digital Cultures course on Coursera. It has just kicked off, and one of the resources that we have been pointed to in the first week is Zumbakamera’s short animation, Bendito Machine III.

weeLearning – open source blended networking

weelearning

If you’re lucky enough to be heading to this week’s Learning Technologies Conference or Exhibition, one thing is guaranteed, you’re going to meet a lot of cool, interesting people. You may even end up down the pub with one or … Read more › events free stuff get involved

Clark Quinn Mobile Learning Design #astdtk13

Learning Visions

These are my liveblogged notes from a concurrent session with Dr. Clark Quinn @quinnovator. I'm at the ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Conference kicking off today January 29, 2013 in San Jose, California. Apologies for typos and incoherence. Mobile design principles. What's the least I can do for you? We over design and overdevelop. What's the least I can do to get you over the hump? Don't try to put everything in a mobile world. Focus on 20% of the features tht give you 80% of the value. What tools to develop mobile? They change so fast. Prototype, test, refine. Make it iterative.

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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.

Why?

KnowledgeStar

If you get to Question Number Four you must be scientist. Einstein, who seemingly spoke to The Creator during what has become known as Einstein's miracle year, asked "Why do things have mass?" The answer was probably the most famous physics formula ever written in white chalk on a blackboard. Learning Education

What’s the ROI on Disengaged Employees?

Social Learning

Training evaluation appears to be the Holy Grail of the L&D world.  It’s one of the hottest topics in the blogosphere and at conferences (see Barbara Camm’s highly trafficked posts on evaluation), and yet it remains extremely elusive.  From Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation, to Michael Scriven to Jack Phillips [.] The post What’s the ROI on Disengaged Employees? appeared first on Social Learning Blog. social learning evaluation millenials ROI social media social technology

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Hey buddy, what’s the Big Idea?

weelearning

Most events we go to are about listening to other people talk about the great things they’ve done. Or, listening to industry gurus talk about the best way to do one thing or another. That’s fine and dandy, but it … Read more › big idea events Uncategorized

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The Power of Play: How to Use Games for Learning (Free Webinar)

Bottom-Line Performance

Click here to register. The webinar will be held at two times on Thursday, February 28th: 8 am EST/5 am PST and 11 am EST/ 8 am PST. Join Sharon Boller , President of Bottom-Line Performance, for a webinar that shows you the “why” of games and gamification. Sharon is the lead designer of our Knowledge Guru game engine. ” “I learned SO much by playing this game. ” Why?

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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.

PowerPoint 2010: Create Your Own Gauges

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Want to create a speedometer-like gauge for your PowerPoint or eLearning deck? I've found gauges a creative way to illustrate anything from progress through a course or presentation to positive to negative value scales. There are some relatively easy ways to build a gauge using shapes, but one of the fastest (and easily editable) ways I've found is to use Charts.

Game changers in the Training Zone

Learning with e's

This week, ahead of my speech at the Learning Technologies Conference I recorded a 10 minute podcast interview for the Training Zone. You can listen by clicking on the embedded link below. If the link below doesn't work for you, try this one. My interview is at 18.45 in the podcast. Steve: I think there are several that we have to look at as changing practice. Unported License.

Research for Practitioners: How Expert Designers Design by Angela van Barneveld

Learning Solutions Magazine

In many organizations, subject matter experts (SMEs) often receive assignments that involve developing training or learning materials, even though they may not understand the principles of instructional design. team of investigators did some practical experiments and came up with ideas you can use to help your SMEs at least understand how instructional designers design.

Feedback in scenarios: Let them think!

Making Change

You’re at the county fair. Your kids are off watching the pig race, and you’re starving. There are only two food carts nearby. One sells deep-fried pork skins from a pot of bubbling grease, and the other sells sushi from a styrofoam cooler. You decide to buy the sushi. As you hand over your money, a disembodied voice suddenly booms from the clouds above. “Incorrect!”

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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.

‘Story Editing’ as a Technique for Improving eLearning

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: Timothy D. Wilson’s book, Redirect , affirms the the power of ‘story editing’ as a learning technique that could positively change a person’s behavior, mindset, and attitude. Story editing our life experiences could help us overcome fear, change bad behavior, and improve our competency. These stories aren’t necessarily conscious, but they are the narratives by which we live our lives.

How to Get People to Apply What They Learned: Just One Thing

Mindflash

Learning is complex. There are many definitions  and many different ways of learning. Learning is the acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience or being taught. Learning  is the modification of a behavioral tendency. believe any definition of learning must include the part about a change in behavior. Isn’t there a better way? The answer is, “Yes!” Duh, right?

Open Badges: Portable Credentials for Learning by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

The next target of disintermediation is diplomas, certifications, and other “official” records of. learning, skills, and knowledge. number of organizations are promoting a credentialing approach. that awards “badges” directly to learners from providers. Learners can maintain and publicly display. their badge portfolios independent of employers. Read about these new initiatives here.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: One Smart Player

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    When you are ready to make a Camtasia project available to your learners, you need to Produce it. Choosing the Produce and Share menu item (File menu) takes the source content and outputs it into a format that can be viewed by the learner. Arguably, the most common way to publish a Camtasia project is as a Flash SWF. This is an excellent solution because SWF files can be used by the vast majority of the world's personal computers, browsers and operating systems. According to Adobe, the Flash Player is installed on most of the world's computers. 

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Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.