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eLearning & Gamification: The Octalysis Framework

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  After covering gamification in a few articles, I've been getting lots of feedback requesting more information. I've been doing a bit of research recently and came across the  Yu-kai Chou  & Gamification Blog. If you're interested in gamification in general, you should definitely add this blog to your RSS feed. What is the Octalysis Framework?

8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

mLearning Revolution

2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems. In 2012 Apple announced the iPhone 5, two new iPads and the new iPad mini; Google unveiled their first tablet, the nexus 7 and later the 10″ version; Amazon gave us three Kindle Fire HD tablets. iPhone) and Android (e.g.

Mobile Enables Informal Learning

Upside Learning

Last week I was at the eLearning Network’s 25th Birthday Bash in London. It was a fantastic event with some great speakers and an opportunity to learn drumming. spoke (for 5 min) on how mobile enables informal learning. Here’s a summary of my talk. Informal Learning. One of the challenge L&D staff has had is to understand Informal Learning and what can they do something about it.

Mexico City Workshop Materials

Kapp Notes

Had a great time in Mexico City and really enjoyed meeting everyone, presenting on games and gamification. Here are the slides from the presentation. Introductory Slides. Introduction to Workshop for Grupo Salinas from Karl Kapp. Here are the slides about different game types. Game Type Slides. from Karl Kapp. Here are the game design document slides. Creating a Game Design Document from Karl Kapp.

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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10 Books For Learning Professionals To Read In 2013

The eLearning Coach

Make some time for reading. It will give you a new mindset. Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Books For Learning Professionals To Read In 2013. Book Reviews

Writing & Grammar: Confusing Words and Usage

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    We continue our series of challenges with a mixed challenge on confusing words and confusing usage. See if you can ace these without looking them up. Please send your answers  directly to me. We waited with  baited/bated  breath. The university conducts  symposiums/symposia  on linguistics every semester. The  electric/electrical  train was plugged  in to/into  the same  electric/electrical  outlet as the electric/electrical  toothbrush. The speech was  a/an  historic moment.

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The Twitter Top 100: Education Technology Must-Follows

OpenSesame

Getting “on Twitter” is just the first step. To make the most of Twitter for professional development and learning, you need to build a network of people with shared interests, unique experience and insights to network with and learn from. If you’re interested in education technology and training, we’ve got your starter kit right here. Still not on Twitter? Right Social Learning

Insights: Evaluation and follow-up matters

Clive on Learning

This post completes my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The tenth and final 'insight' is that ‘Evaluation and follow-up matters'. This insight mirrors the findings of Towards Maturity , which places 'demonstrating value' as a key element in their model for effective application of learning technologies. To quote from their latest benchmark report, demonstrating value means: 'Closing the value loop from strategic objective to achievement – and ensuring that stakeholders are kept fully informed along the way.' insights

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.

Course-of-the-Month Club: Using a Learning Management System to Sell Subscriptions to Learning Content

Absorb LMS

It seems as if almost every organization I speak to wants to use a learning management system (LMS) in a different way. One company I recently met with uses a magazine subscription-like business model to sell bundles of courses: A customer signs up for an annual subscription. The person immediately gets access to some courses. This continues monthly until the subscription expires after 12 months.

Adobe Captivate 6: A Production Tip That'll Save You Time

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    After inserting an object onto a Captivate slide, you have multiple ways that you can control when the object appears on the slide. For instance, you can change the  Appear After  timing for the selected object on the  Properties  panel,  Timing  group.       You can also drag the left edge of the object left or right on the Timeline to change the Appear After time.  At the top of the Timeline, click at the exact time where you want an object to first appear. Looking to learn Captivate quickly?

Non-verbal communication for online facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

At the University I did communication studies as one of my subjects and I always liked non-verbal communication. As someone who is really enormously mirroring others non-verbal behaviours - it made me notice how often I do this. Non-verbal communication can by via posture, eyecontact, gestures, but also movement or appearance - for instance having long hair as a man - what message does that convey?

Motivation Employees Crave

CLO Magazine

Good managers explain the context of organizational change and meaning for individuals. Yet, few have time to discuss employees’ work experiences or ambitions. past column in this space highlighted the lack of research to support the 70/20/10 model. True, the ratio has not yet been supported empirically, but let’s not miss the intent of this rule of thumb. In today’s do-more-with-less environment, improving development opportunities represents a diamond in the rough for organizations. Let me explain. Recent focus on high potentials has de-emphasized the rest of the employees.

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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.

Marc My Words: Seven Trends, Predictions, and Resolutions for the New Year by Marc J. Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

If you thought 2012 was an action-packed year, get ready for 2013, because it will be more of the same. Marc looks ahead to what he sees as the key trends, offers some advice about what you can do about them, and suggests where you should remember to learn more. Design Strategies Development Strategies Emerging Topics Management Professional Development Training Strategies

Part 3 of 3: Personalized Learning

Xyleme

This is the 3rd in a series of 3 pertaining to how personalized learning can be applied to education and training. In the first I explored the application of personalization in K12, and in the second how personalization can be applied to high-skill knowledge workers. In this post, I explore how personalization is already enabling service workers in the retail industry learn job skills at a fraction of the cost of traditionally-developed training. Personalization:  The Training Solution for Service-Oriented, High Employee-Turnover Industries. Delivery also matters. 

Advantages of WordPress over Moodle

LearnDash

Open-source software has ushered in a new era of possibilities in the learning space. For a while now, Moodle has been the world’s most popular open-source learning management system. It  has enabled organizations of all sizes to deliver and track learning to (likely) millions of people across the globe. Lately, however, Moodle is becoming rather stale. Unless you are a skillful programmer, removing the clunkiness that Moodle has out-of-the-box can be quite the task. What are the advantages of using WordPress over Moodle? As you may know, Moodle started to be developed back in early 2000.

Things ain't what they used to be

Learning with e's

Not so long ago, objects were simply objects. They only came alive in Disney cartoons, or after a heavy drinking session. Most of the time, objects were simply there to be used to perform a task the user required. Now that is all about to change, as we advance into the next phase of Web evolution. We are about to see the emergence of what Kevin Ashton called ' the Internet of Things '.

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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.

Insight: Learner journeys need to become seamless

Clive on Learning

This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The ninth of ten 'insights' is that ‘Learner journeys need to become seamless'. Although you should really read what the report has to say on this topic, the gist is that employees want easy access to information that is relevant to their job responsibilities. I'm not convinced this is anything to do with 'learner journeys', more a continuation of the experiences they have come to expect in their everyday interactions with Google, YouTube, Wikipedia and the like. features.

Those Who Manage, Teach

CLO Magazine

Bosses who teach skills and habits to employees drive higher individual productivity and elevate team performance. There’s an old saying that those who can, do and those who can’t, teach. But in business, as it turns out, those bosses who can, in terms of generating higher productivity, are in fact teachers. According to a study by economics researchers from Stanford and the University of Utah , replacing a low-performing boss with a high-performing one boosts productivity by 12 percent, which is better than adding a 10th worker to a nine-person team. What Makes a Good Boss?

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What to do if they just want “awareness”

Making Change

“We just need everyone to be aware of the policy,” your client says. “I’ve sent you the 97 slides that we use in the face-to-face training. Could you have it ready by next Monday?” ” Which of the following should you do next? a) Clear your schedule and open your PowerPoint converter software. b) Ask the client some questions. Uncover the goal. What’s next?

Sitting kills

Jay Cross

Taking a Stand for Office Ergonomics. The health hazards of sitting for long stretches are significant even for people who are quite active when they’re not sitting down. Still, scientists have determined that after an hour or more of sitting, the production of enzymes that burn fat in the body declines by as much as 90 percent. switched to standing desks several years ago. My

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.

What is Tin Can?

eFront

The Tin Can API is a brand new learning technology specification that opens up an entire world of experiences (online and offline). This API captures the activities that happen as part of learning experiences. wide range of systems can now securely communicate with a simple vocabulary that captures this stream of activities. Previous specifications were difficult and had limitations whereas the Tin Can API is simple and flexible, and lifts many of the older restrictions. What’s more, the Tin Can API is community-driven, and free to implement.  ( TinCanAPI.com ). Who’s using the Tin Can API?

5 Ways to Demonstrate Your E-Learning Success

Rapid eLearning

At a recent workshop someone asked how to demonstrate that they were successful and that the courses they built made a difference to the organization. That’s a good question, especially in this economy because the training group is usually one of the first groups targeted when an organization needs to make some cuts to the budget. So we want to make sure that we’re providing real value. That’s OK.

Designing Learning for “When Things Change” by Michele Medved

Learning Solutions Magazine

People sometimes have to unlearn an old way of doing things and relearn a new way. This is one of the “Five Moments of Learning Need” for learning, but learning strategies often do not consider it. The result of this omission can be resistance to change. Here is a method that will help you succeed in the relearning situation. Design Strategies Training Strategies

Converting Classroom Training to E-Learning: Key Questions

E-learning Uncovered

Recently I’ve worked on several projects for clients where I converted their existing classroom training to e-learning. usually had three types of material to work with: a PowerPoint presentation for the course, instructor and participant guides, and an audio or video recording of an instructor-led (classroom or webinar) version of the course. What comes next? As I begin a new project like this I like to ask myself these key questions to help clarify the task of converting the course to e-learning. 1. Is the content well-organized and does it flow well? And in some cases, they are non-existent!

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.