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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 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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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.

Jeremiah Owyang mLearnCon keynote mindmap

Clark Quinn

Jeremiah Owyang, analyst at Altimeter, keynoted the opening day of the eLearning Guild’s mLearnCon conference.  He talked about the intersection of mobile and social, talking mobile definitions, organizational structures, and core transitions, using a metaphor of bees. mobile social

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

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.

The 21st century workplace: moving to the edge

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet The evidence of simple and (merely) complicated work getting automated and outsourced is widespread. Meanwhile, the business imperative is to be innovative, creative and agile. The current Canada Post strike is evidence of this shift, with workers reacting against a major automation initiative. What is the future of complicated work, such as mail sorting and delivery? complexity Work

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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

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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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.

#MobiMOOC has ended #eduMOOC will start

Ignatia Webs

The MobiMOOC experience was (and is still) a blast. The MOOC format worked well and for many of the MobiMOOC'rs including myself, the knowledge that was shared amongst all of the MobiMOOC participants was incredibly enlightening. For those interested in getting into another educational MOOC, feel free to join the EduMOOC that will cover the idea of Online Learning Today and. Tomorrow. mooc edumoo

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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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.

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.

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.

Adapting to Life in Perpetual Beta

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet On my consulting page, I have summarized my perspectives on 21st century work. It’s called: Adapting to Life in Perpetual Beta. There is no such thing as a social media strategy. There are only business strategies that understand networks. Collaborative and distributed work is becoming the norm. Social learning is how work gets done in networks. Sharing, enabling conversations and transparency are some of the values of networked business. This is done through knowledge-sharing, self-directed learning and user-generated content. Learning is part of work, not separate from it.

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. “

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.

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.

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.

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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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

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?

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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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.

Optimizing Your Return on Social Learning Capital

CLO Magazine

Organizations strive to maximize their return on investment capital (ROIC), which is used by most companies to measure the effectiveness of their investments.  In learning, there are some key principles leaders can adopt to optimize their return on social learning capital (ROSLC). In Three Reasons Leaders Fail at Workforce-Centric Learning , I detailed three mistakes leaders make when deploying social learning strategies that could prevent them from realizing the full benefits of their investments.  Are we unintentionally redefining job roles with the introduction of new technology?

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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