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Adobe Captivate: Pre-Edit Your Text Captions

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. When you record a Captivate demonstration or simulation, one of the coolest things that Captivate can do for you is automatically create the text captions. All you need to do to enjoy this feature is select Add Text Captions for any of the recording modes prior to recording. By default, Captivate does not add the end of sentence punctuation to the text captions. Exit Captivate.  

Rules and Instructional Games

Kapp Notes

At its simplest form, a game is just a set of defined rules. There are rules indicating the maximum number of players who can play a game, rules describing how to score points, rules indicating what is allowed in the game and, in the case of digital games, rules that apply to writing the code that makes the video game character jump. Without rules, games would not exist. Rules for play. Games

The Big Question: how to assess informal learning

Clive on Learning

The Big Question on the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog is long enough to fill a post all by itself: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? think we can group this stuff together as all those forms of learning which are not formal, i.e. courses. Can they perform?

The Parable of the Monkeys

E-Learning Provocateur

I was pondering the notions of innovation and adaptability the other day – nerd alert! – when I remembered the Parable of the Monkeys. I’m not sure who invented this parable. I don’t think it’s a true story; at least I hope not (poor monkeys). Perhaps it’s a corruption of an ancient fable? If you can shed any light on it, please let me know. Anyway, here’s the ryanised version… The experiment. In a room there were 5 monkeys. bunch of bananas hung from the ceiling, and a ladder stood nearby. He climbed the ladder and reached for a banana.

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.

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The Kindle – what is it good for?

Clive on Learning

My Kindle has become one of those possessions that I would take with me almost anywhere – like my iPhone, my credit cards and my watch. It’s light, compact and is very low maintenance – in fact I often forget that it needs charging at all. It looks and feels like a book, yet in many ways is much more practical. In this respect the Kindle doesn’t really compete.

Camtasia for Mac meet the Mac App Store.

Visual Lounge

Mac App Store meet Camtasia for Mac! I'm happy to announce that Camtasia for Mac is now available in Mac App Store ! One of the best things about purchasing through the Mac App Store is that whenever we update Camtasia for Mac, the Mac App Store will let you know when an update is available. That way you always have the latest version of Camtasia for Mac! Camtasia for Mac Mac News 475 198 157

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PowerPoint 2010: A RANDom Fact

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. Trying to decide on a typeface but wish you could see what all the letters of the alphabet in that type face look like at the same time? Here's a trick: Type =RAND() into the text box and press [ Enter ]. Voila! "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" appears across your slide. The font will automatically change as you scroll through. " PowerPoint

Upside’s Learning Design Philosophy

Upside Learning

Learning design is not just a science, it is an art. When the team works and generates effective learning designs, they are a result of a deep rooted instructional design philosophy. We like to look at instructional design in two clear veins, the first is the philosophy of learning design – the beliefs and faith in models that underly everything we do in design.

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

2020 Learners

Learning with e's

Children who are born this year will be halfway through primary school when 2020 arrives. What will be their experience of education? If the last few years is anything to go on, we can expect some far reaching changes between now and 2020. We will witness the introduction of many new digital tools and technologies. We will also see changes in the curriculum, teacher roles, and learner needs. Harsh.

Game Levels and Scaffolding–They’re Related

Kapp Notes

Mission-based levels serve several purposes within the design of a game. One purpose is to keep the game space manageable. Early level.simple and easy.but wait, it gets harder. Developing a game in which a player wanders through one vast level accomplishing hundreds of objectives and interacting with dozens of non-player characters is a daunting programming task and is intimidating for the player.

The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

Social Learning

The other day, I ran across Clive Shepherd's recent blog post The New Social Learning – a review and I was struck by an observation he made there. The gist of it was that even though we have an enormous amount of tools available to

15 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 16

Upside Learning

The second generation of the iPad is here. iPad 2, with its multitude of features and functionalities (a notch higher than its parent), is a boon for tech-hungry classrooms. days away from the official ‘in stores’ date, it is already poised to revolutionize the education industry. Get the entire lowdown right here. You can dig into our previous lists here. 1. Top 5 eLearning Skills For 2011. Yikes!

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.

2020 Curriculum

Learning with e's

When I talk to teachers about the school curriculum, whether primary or secondary, guess what they want to discuss the most? Correct - assessment. When I crowdsourced for material for this series of blog posts on #learning2020 , a lot of the comments I received back were about assessment. Just about the only people who love assessment are the government and the organisations who. questions.

“I’m not an idiot!” – A Letter from an Agonized Adult Learner

IDiot

I’m an adult, literate, and a professional. manage my finances, my investments, wealth and health with equal ease. manage my family, team, career, and social needs effortlessly. I see no reason why I cannot manage my learning and training sessions. But my training managers tend to think otherwise. Here’s what my training managers think of my ability to learn: I cannot spot Next and Back buttons.

Behind the Scenes - How We Create Screencasts

Visual Lounge

I was absolutely blown away at the number of screencast examples many of you shared on this recent blog post. The screencast that was listed the most in your feedback was one done our Instructional Designer, Ryan Eash. wanted to make sure everyone saw this screencast. Ryan has created a lot of our tutorials for Camtasia Studio. He recently made a video showing behind the scenes from start to finish about how he creates our Camtasia training videos. know you'll find it useful. The video runs a little longer than most of our videos. It runs 30 minutes long. Topics include: Writing a script.

Infographic: How To Recruit Top Talent Through Social Media

Mindflash

Social media may not be the be-all, end-all when it comes to finding the ideal employees to work for your business. But when used properly, it can save time and money when you’re on the hunt. So, if your company hasn’t tapped into this valuable resource yet, it’s time to get moving. Click Image To Enlarge). Online Training Hiring recruiting social media

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.

2020 Classrooms

Learning with e's

Will we still need classrooms by 2020? If so, what kind of learning environments will they be? Or will students learn on the move, in their workplaces, at home, and through the multiple connections facilitated by new communication technology? Also under the spotlight are the demands of society, work, family and community, and how these are balanced against the needs of individual learners.

But I’d Never Say That! Choices for Conversation-Based Decisions in Scenarios

Twitterpated with Learning

I’m currently working on a course designed to support sales representatives during the launch of a new product by allowing them to practice pitching, demonstrating, and fielding questions. feel like this is particularly true in sales, where each salesperson tends to have his or her own ‘flair’ and might avoid selecting a piece of dialog just because it just doesn’t sound like something they’d say.

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Are We Wired For Mobile Learning? (Infographic)

Jane Hart

Whether or not you agree with the term “digital native&# and what it stands for, this is an interesting infographic  - from the Voxy Blog (where you can find full details of how to embed it on your blog). Because of the proliferation of new technologies, the younger generation today is outgrowing traditional forms of

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Kable.MY - Malaysia's Premiere Instructional Technology Website

ZaidLearn

Kable.MY "This website provides the latest news, articles and tutorials on emerging technologies for educational purposes, and serves as a hub for educators to congregate and share ideas that can be put into practice. It is hoped that this website will be on the forefront of Malaysia's instructional technology and inspire educators to use technologies to enhance their instructions." INSPIRING!

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.

Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

If you still believe that “classroom learning is the best learning” for your training and learning programs, I have some news for you. While we may like to believe that directing and guiding our learners to new understanding is the most

Adapting 20th Century Training Models for the Future

Integrated Learnings

By Jay Lambert. The Technology Association of Georgia's (TAG) Workplace Learning Society tried an interesting experiment recently by holding a discussion-only meeting on the topic of "Adapting 20th Century Training Models for the Future: Technology's Impact?" Obviously this is a hot topic as probably close to 70 people attended to form a standing room only crowd. The questions posed were: What is your learning philosophy? For example, does your organization have a preferred model such as ADDIE, Kirkpatrick.? Are you learner-centric or value-centric? We still use the ADDIE model.

The Social Learning Community

Jane Hart

Yesterday I launched the Social Learning Community – a new Community of Practice intended for those interested in the use of social media to work and learn smarter. This is a place where you can join discussions, ask questions, share links, experiences and events with others about social learning – whether it be in education or [.]. Social learning

Adobe Capitvate 5 and Adobe RoboHelp books now available in the iBookstore

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

I'm very excited to announce that I was able to use the Adobe FrameMaker to Adobe RoboHelp workflow to convert my print books on Captivate and RoboHelp into the ePub format. And After a bit of complex paperwork, those books are now available for purchase on the iBookstore. If you have the iPad, iPod or iPhone, you can access the iBookstore today and purchase the books. To learn more about the iBookstore, click here

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The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

What Can Charlie Sheen Teach Us About Internal Marketing? | Social.

Social Learning

Charlie Sheen I'll be honest. My original intention was to use this headline to draw you in, at which point I would hit you with the old bait and switch – no Charlie Sheen. Just good, wholesome, social learning knowledge

Business Social Media Benefits

Clark Quinn

For the Australasian Talent Conference that will run in Sydney May 24-26 (where I’m speaking), they’ve been drumming up interest with a press release. As a consequence, I’ve been doing some interviews, some live, some via email. When you can get connected to the person you need, get answers to your burning questions, connect to colleagues who can mentor, morally support, and more, you find that doing without is no longer acceptable.  People might be concerned with what folks share, and there are two answers.  There isn’t time. Hope to see you there

2020 Vision

Learning with e's

I read a post by Tina Barseghian on the Mind/Shift Blog entitled ' 21 things that will be obselete by 2020 ' today, which prompted me to start a conversation on Twitter to discuss what we think school would look like in another decade or less. By thinking about what the future may look like for schools, we reflect on what we would like to see. The organisers had obviously done this for a purpose.