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What Is Game Based Learning?

Upside Learning

I spent close to a year laboring under the delusion that game based learning was all about incorporating course material into a game. After all, what else could it be? If I incorporate all the course learning objectives into a game setting and keep score – it qualifies as game based learning doesn’t it? It doesn’t! So what conclusion can we draw here? What makes a good learning game?

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Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

I had an interesting conversation with Patrick Randolph from TalkWheel about different kinds of asynchronous conversation models that are emerging and how they might fit into broader eLearning Initiatives. Particularly we focused on the implications of TalkWheel, Quora and Namesake. Below I've captured aspects of our conversation (interestingly enough done via email - how old school).

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Only The Shadow Knows!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. While some of the new features in Adobe Captivate 5.5 such as the ability to free rotate and publish to Apple mobile devices ) have gotten all the fanfare since Adobe released the new software, one new feature has sat on the sideline, overshadowed by the others: Shadow. But don't let this understated feature fool you. it's awesome. No worries.

Clips and tips are what you want when you're on the move

Clive on Learning

I've been taking a look at the first iPhone app from long-standing training film specialist, London-based Video Arts. Back in November 2009, I posted about Yet another renaissance for the training video and marvelled at how Video Arts has been able to re-invent itself as each new opportunity presents itself.Well here we go again. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Blackberry. video reviews

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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PowerPoint 2010: Adding Animation to SmartArt

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. PowerPoint's SmartArt allows you to visually communicate information. You can create SmartArt graphics that are lists, process diagrams and organizational charts. Adding SmartArt is simple. all you need to do is click the SmartArt command on the Insert Ribbon. While adding animation to the SmartArt is just as simple, some of the features are a bit hidden.

The l&d professional as curator

Clive on Learning

I enjoyed attending the always-entertaining Julie Wedgwood's session at the Learning and Skills Group meeting in London last week. She was sharing her thoughts about the emerging role of the curator in organisations which have established systems to encourage user-generated content. Julie's argument for curation went as follows: We really can have too much information. Overload causes depression. We suffer from the menace of continuous partial attention. We try to concentrate but we can't. As a result we can't get things done. The content curator finds, groups, organises and shares information.

You're Invited to ScreencastCamp!

Visual Lounge

Come on in! Our doors at TechSmith are open! I'm really excited to invite you to the first ever ScreencastCamp ! So, what is ScreencastCamp? It is a gathering of screencasters and visual communication aficionados who want to network, learn, and collaborate on the art of screencasting. The event relies on. All sessions, discussions, and demos are led by attendees sharing their knowledge. Where?

Ten Tips for Designing Mobile Learning Content by Gerry Griffin

Learning Solutions Magazine

The driver for mobile learning is not technology. It is content — and not just any old content or re-heated content from existing eLearning or classroom programs. Here are ten tips that will create demand for your mLearning, plus advice about getting buy-in from the right groups of people. Design Techniques Getting Started Mobile Learning

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.

A practical guide to creating learning videos: part 2

Onlignment

In part 1 , we looked at the various forms that learning videos can take and the ways they can be used, either as a stand-alone solution or as an element in a blend. We move on to the practicalities of getting a video made, starting with what the film and TV industries call pre-production – essentially all those tasks that need to be completed before you press record on the camera.

On-Boarding For Dummies: How To Successfuly Bring New Employees On-Board

Mindflash

Employee turnover is a costly problem. And with 22% of employees leaving their jobs within the first 45 days of employment, it’s all the more important to be sure that your employees are assimilated into your company with special care and ease. Of course, successful on-boarding is easier said than done. Click image to enlarge). News Link Employment Hiring Human Resources retention

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Clicky-Clicky Bling-Bling Part 2

Learning Visions

Part two of my article: Avoiding the Trap of Clicky-Clicky Bling-Bling is up on eLearn Magazine. And if you missed part one, by all means….click click here. Photo credit: my bling bling by pheezy. instructional design

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Dev Corner - Programming for Fun

Visual Lounge

Last month, TechSmith Developers organized their own internal 2-day conference, DevKhan. At TechSmith, we are always striving to learn and DevKhan is a way for our developers to share their expertise with each other. They spoke on a wide variety of topics. The video runs about 25 minutes. Enjoy! What would you like to know from our developers for future Dev Corner posts ? Dev Corner 617

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.

Future directions

Learning with e's

The first EDEN ( European Distance and E-learning Network ) Fellows day was a thought provoking and absorbing event. Pictured - Fellows discussing a proposal for a position paper). Many of those who presented identified similar themes, including the exponential rise and popularity of social media (blogs, wikis, podcasts, social network tools), open educational resources and mobile learning.

Social Media Revolution 2011 Video

Jane Hart

Tweet. I’ve been waiting for this! The 2011 revision of the well known video by Erik Qualmann. “Part of the world’s most watched Social Media video series; “Social Media Revolution&# by Erik Qualman. Based on #1 International Best Selling Book Socialnomics by Erik Qualman. This is a shorter version that includes new social media statistics for 2011. “

Improving Communication in High Performance Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

My colleagues, Leslie Stambaugh and Jim Stilwell, and I have published an ebook to illustrate principles and best practices of effective communication in organizations. Leaders in every organization in which we have worked have told us that their organizaion had a "communication problem." These problems can be extremely complex because of the multiple factors that cause messages to go awry.

The model in action

Onlignment

Throughout 2011 we will be publishing extracts from The New Learning Architect. We move on to the eighth and final part of chapter 4: A multitude of opportunities for increasing learning exists within every context, both from the top down and bottom up. The table above shows just a sample of what is available. Much of the rest of this book is devoted to ensuring that understanding.

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.

What are the rewards of managing an online eLearning community?

eFront

Connie Malamed, aka the eLearning coach , ask me for an interview concerning online community management. My role as an online community manager at the Instructional Design and e-Learning Professionals’ Group at LinkedIn, which has 14K+ members all over the world, has helped me to develop a global understanding of the eLearning industry, find new friends, new colleagues, and new partners. The questions of the interview were extremely interesting and I hope that you will find my answers valuable. What personal qualities are important for being an effective community manager?

Latest LMS Trends – The Truth is No Longer a Stranger

eLearning 24-7

The LMS/LCMS/Learning Portal market continues to be strong. Make no mistake about it, the worry signs that the LMS is near death is so wrong.  It was a myth. In my latest directory, 393 LMS vendors – global, of which 34 or so are open source systems. Here are five trends that are being seen in the market, but one of these trends can cause consternation, among current customers. Trend #1. Acquisition and Memories. In a market this size, and with so many vendors overly focused on the U.S. Some of these opportunities are. Folding up shop for good – goodbye and nice knowing you.

Learning Content Is Not Your Job Any More: The Effect of Convergence by Rick Wilson

Learning Solutions Magazine

Our roles are changing, as content types converge. Dealing with transformative change requires changes in thinking and changes in working. One answer is intelligent content engineering. Here’s a high-level overview of the concept and the practices needed. Content Management Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies Mobile Learning

Re-imagining the Book

Jay Cross

Background. For the past two years, I have been writing and publishing an unbook entitled Working Smarter. Six versions have been published in that time, the latest being The Working Smarter Fieldbook 2011. Unbooks are printed on demand; they change when the author has something new to say. By definition, unbooks are in perpetual beta. It was an improvement, but it didn’t go far enough. Ah ha!

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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.

EDEN comes of age

Learning with e's

Today saw the start of the 20th Annual EDEN (European Distance and E-learning Network) Conference, which is being held on the campus of the University College Dublin. Although the first two speakers were excellent, and provided thought provoking, challenging and inspirational value to the conference, it was the speech from Mary McAleese that took many by surprise. Unported License.

Say Goodbye to Gen Y

CLO Magazine

Growing up, my father, far from a millennial, was a job hopper. He always chose to hop, and with a doctorate degree in computer science and robotics, there always seemed to be plenty of new engagements to hop to. He said he hopped so that he was able to always move up the ladder and never stay stagnant, so my mother didn’t have to work, but mostly because he wasn’t satisfied after some time with his employer. He taught me to hop, and I did. After graduating, I spent only a few months in a position before taking off. work for a small publishing company, but we’re both equally satisfied.

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Building Sticky Learning: Tips from Kathleen Witjing at eLearning DevCon

OpenSesame

 . Last week I traveled to Salt Lake City for eLearning DevCon , a conference targeted at elearning designers and developers. On Tuesday, I shared my reflections on sessions by  Jeremy Friedberg of Sponge Lab and Curtis Morley of Franklin Covey. Building Sticky Learning. Events Creating eLearning Courses

Learning in the workplace – in less than four minutes

Jay Cross

At the International Conference on eLearning in the Workplace , I talked with Sid Slover, the founder of Learn It Live. Just Jay

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.