Sat.Jun 18, 2011 - Fri.Jun 24, 2011

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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).

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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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

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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.

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

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). Each Fellow was invited to give a 5 minute flash presentation addressing the question: 'What do you consider to be the most surprising development in e-learning over the last 5 years?' Unported License.

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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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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 Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

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. I work for a small publishing company, but we’re both equally satisfied.

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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

CLO Maths–Part I

Performance Learning Productivity

Last month I took part in the iVentiv Executive Knowledge Exchange event in New York. The two days of roundtable discussion were focused on ‘learning futures’. There were plenty of good conversations, some case studies, and lots of idea sharing and thoughts around innovation and the future of learning in organisations. The event was attended by Chief Learning Officers and executives

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A Game of Phones = A Serious Learning Game at mLearnCon

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

As I write this I'm flying to mLearnCon on the same flight as Alicia Sanchez (@ gamesczar ) and Kris Rockwell (@ hybridkris and Hybrid Learning ). The pair teamed up this year to create a card game for mLearnCon. While this may seem an odd genre of gaming for an mlearning conference, I trust in their creative collective genius and can't wait to play. We all share, collaborate, and have fun.

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