Sat.Nov 26, 2011 - Fri.Dec 02, 2011

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Tablet Learning – Neither Mobile Learning Nor eLearning

Upside Learning

There’s a definite movement towards delivering learning on tablets and mobile phones. It is quite common these days to get client requests for delivering elearning (meant for traditional desktops) or mobile learning (meant for mobile phones) solutions on tablets too. Is that a good idea? Tablets are very different from the PCs or mobile phones. Tablet learning (delivered on tablets).

Flash for Instructional Game Development

Kapp Notes

There are several books that can help you to utilize Adobe’s Flash (which I know has a bad wrap due to Apple, however, it is still great for creating instructional games). Here is another interesting book, its a little older but still has some relevant information. The primary concepts covered include layering animation, integrating audio, drawing, tweening, and exporting.” Games

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Design for How People Learn by Julie Dirksen @usablelearning

Learning Visions

If it’s possible to be in love with a book, then I am in love with this one. Julie Dirksen has written a most excellent book for the beginning practitioner as well as the seasoned veteran of instructional design: Design for How People Learn. I'm buying this for my design team and will recommend this to clients as an essential book for their learning design libraries.

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Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

I've been too wrapped up thinking about interactivity to pay attention to the pains learning managers must go through for making their Moodle implementations effective. So, when I sat down to talk with Dr Asheesh Choksi, technology consultant and architect, about Moodle, he gave me a 12-point program to add value to Moodle - which was quite an eye opener. 1. User Management User management is the starting point in making Moodle successful. Catalog Management What does the learner see on logging in? This is the province of content display and catalog management.

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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Re-Recruitment and Re-Engagement

The Peformance Improvement

Every new employee, whether a front-line worker or top level executive, comes to the job with a high level of excitement and a strong desire to do well. Then, sometime during their tenure in their companies, most cease being engaged and many start to look elsewhere for new opportunities. Companies cannot afford to have a disengaged workforce and lose their talent to competitors.

Adobe Captivate: Set a Master Movie

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. Last week I showed you how to remove the TOC from an Aggregated Captivate course. One reason that people elect to hide the TOC is that the TOC simply takes up too much space on the learner's screen. One way to get around the space issue when it comes to the TOC is to create an overlay. Simply put, the overlay feature will keep the TOC hidden until the learner elects to expand (or show) it by clicking a button. If you've never used Captivate's Overlay feature, check out the TOC overlay article I wrote earlier this year. What's a developer to do?

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A head teacher writes.

Learning with e's

We have had pencils in our school now for some time, and we were one of the first to adopt them, but it has been an uphill struggle. There aren't enough to go around, and often several of the children have to crowd around to use the pencils at the same time. But we are better off than many schools. And they were right, pencils are in fact a game changer. Even the parents are complaining. should be!

#IRRODL : Why the #chaos of #MOOC s and #mlearning will be a benefit to #education in the long run

Ignatia Webs

To all of us who think education is stressed for change, this paper on using mLearning and MOOCs to understand chaos, emergence, and complexity in education is a collaborative effort to embrace chaos in new educational formats (MOOC, mLearning) to come to a new educational balance. in the end. There are many other great articles in it. education2.0


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.

Upcoming Webinars, Articles and Events

Kapp Notes

I am presenting a couple of Webinars in the near future. Here are the details. Thursday, December 8, 2011 10:15 AM (Pacific Time). As part of the eLearning Guild’s Online Forums, I am speaking on the topic of Gamification. There is a fee but it is for the entire conference with dozens of great speakers. You can learn more and register now at the Online Forum Registration. Topic: What Research Tells us About Designing and Creating Game-Based Learning. While the use of games for learning seems like a good match, questions arise. How should games be integrated into the curriculum?

PowerPoint 2010: Creating a Spinning Animation, Version 2.0

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. After posting the first article, PowerPoint 2010: Creating a Spinning Animation , I got a tip from one of our readers, Konrad Schroth , for an alternate way to create a spinning animation. Today I'd like to share his method. This method shifts the center axis to the tip of the original image and changes the axis from which the image spins. From the Fill category, select No Fill.

The Burning E-Learning Question: Does Slide Count Matter?


As I sit down to write this post I’m thinking back on my long lost college days.  Specifically I’m thinking about sitting through Dr. Holland’s endless marketing theory class and his love for all things PowerPoint.  See, Dr. Holland ( name changed to protect the not so innocent ) only taught night classes. This was both good and bad.  Here is what I remember about that class. 

How SharePoint is helping change the way we blog

SharePoint and Assessment

Julie Delazyn is a social media expert and journalist, she has turned the Questionmark blog ( [link] ) into one of the most widely read blogs in assessment. Here are her views on how SharePoint is helping change the way we blog: Social media and social networks have become interlaced with the way we share information as companies, as marketers and even as people.  This is the key difference. 

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.

Three Programs for Creating 3D Training Games

Kapp Notes

The other day I received an email message asking if my upcoming book “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” gives instructions on how to build games. The short answer is “no.” ” While the book provides content related to the design of games, the development of games and integration of game elements into e-learning, it is not a programming book and neither is Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning. But if you want to program games, these are not the books. However, here are some recommendations to help start programming games. 3D Software.

Virtual Training: Are You Engaging or Boring? by Jacqueline Beck

Learning Solutions Magazine

Virtual classrooms, also known as synchronous eLearning or “learning from the Cloud,” remain a. popular venue for teaching at a distance. However, being effective in this virtual space requires. some different approaches. Here are key tips that can help you – and your learners. Blended Future Trends Getting Started Synchronous

Adobe FrameMaker: The Page Count Variable for Books (Part I)

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

FrameMaker's Page Count variable makes it easy to track (and reference) the page count of a single chapter. The Page Count variable, which ships with FrameMaker, makes it possible to set up page numbers that look like this: 1 of 10, 2 of 10, 3 of 10, etc. Here's  Here's how: Choose  View > Master Pages. Easy enough.

How SharePoint is helping change the way we blog

SharePoint and Assessment

Julie Delazyn is a social media expert and journalist, she has turned the Questionmark blog ( [link] ) into one of the most widely read blogs in assessment. Here are her views on how SharePoint is helping change the way we blog: Social media and social networks have become interlaced with the way we share information as companies, as marketers and even as people.  This is the key difference. 

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.

Can Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin GET YOU A JOB?


Created by: MBA Online A BIG NO! No social media tool is going to get you a job, unless social media is your business. If YOU __, YOU __! And when you meet up for real, you still need to prove that you're the man/woman for the job. Worse yet, social media might even turn them off you, so use these tools WISELY (especially, if you are looking for a job)! A BIG YES! Though, social media tools like Facebook , Twitter and Linkedin can make yourself (resume) more visible and attractive to job hunters out there, and increasingly they are using such tools to discover the real (virtual) you.

Profile of a learning architect: Darren Owen

Clive on Learning

Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of learning architects in action. In this profile, we look at how on-demand learning can be integrated with formal training to provide the basis for a highly-successful software launch. Hewden Stuart plc is the number one plant hire and equipment rental company in the UK and Europe. learning architects

Top 10 Education & Teaching Blogs

Dont Waste Your Time

Congratulations to the other 9 entrants to the “ Top 10 UK Education and Teaching Blogs ” alongside my blog Don’t Waste Your Time, at number 8. Clive on Learning. OUseful.Info, the blog…. Box of Tricks. The Whiteboard Blog. Ewan McIntosh’s TheUniversityBlog. eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time. Teaching News. Learn 4 Life. As of 1/12/11. ” It is also with pride that I share a place on the list of “ Top 10 UK Education and Teaching Blogs on Twitter ” at number 8. dannynic. dajbelshaw. psychemedia. ewanmcintosh. jamesclay. creativeedu. josepicardo.

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Embracing change from both sides

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet One of the great difficulties in shifting an organization from a hierarchical, command and control structure to a more networked wirearchical one is that you have to work both ends at once. Examining a business and looking at how it can be more social, innovative and agile is not really that difficult. From both inside and outside the organizations, most gaps are easy to identify.

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

Are These the Three E-Learning Books You Would Recommend?

Rapid eLearning

Back in the ‘80s there was a music magazine that published a list of desert island discs. People would write in and share the ten records they’d bring if they were stranded on an island. used that list to find people who had similar tastes and then checked out the bands they’d recommend. So for today’s post I’d like to do something similar to the desert island discs. You can only bring three books.


The Many Faces of the Business Conference Attendee


Those of us who have attended a business conference are aware of the diverse types of people present. From the gadget geek to the slick salesman, you can categorize just about everyone in the room. Click image to enlarge). Online Training Business conference conference office stereotypes training

Five Tips for a Successful Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Training Program by Thomas Michael

Learning Solutions Magazine

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are large, complex, and constantly changing. Not only is it a strategic requirement to have training prior to implementation, but maintenance of employee training and training on feature upgrades is a constant need. The best way to handle this is with a “blended” combination of approaches; here are five key tips that will help you and your team be success.

Isolating the Results of eLearning Impact

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. recent project renewed my interest in Level 3 and Level 4 evaluation methodologies. That led me to purchase the book, Isolation of Results , by Jack Phillips and Bruce Aaron. Since factors beyond a training effort can influence employee performance – such as marketing campaigns, hiring strategy, and other business initiatives – this book describes ways to calculate how much credit a training effort can claim for improved performance. To make sure we’re on the same page, Level 3 evaluation refers to measuring transfer of training to the job in terms of observable behaviors.

Training Consumed in 60 Seconds: Microlearning Is Made For Today's Growing Teams

Microlearning is a way to solve the problems facing educators and trainers of today. Learn how to create effective training programs through Microlearning with Grovo.

Learning precincts

Learning with e's

The notion of learning spaces is gaining traction across all sectors of education. Learning spaces are not only used to describe places we can learn, but can also be representative of the human mind. The only difference other than scale, is that physical learning spaces have their limits, whilst no-one has yet been able to define the boundaries of the human mind and its capabilities.

The Problem With Praise


As a training professional, you’ve probably seen plenty of examples of the positive effects of praise. Who doesn’t get a kick out of an employee or student’s face lighting up when they‘re told they’ve done well on a task or test? But according to the latest neuroscience, praise can have a dark sign if incorrectly delivered. Praise and Cheating. How to Praise the Brightest. You must be really smart!”).

Evil Design

Clark Quinn

In the mobile ideation session I ran today for some folks, the question came up about good and bad examples of design, and subsequent events reminded me of the topic of not just bad, but evil design. What I mean is design that is crafted to return maximal outcome to the designer, not just at the expense of the user, but even to the discomfort of the user or contrary to their intentions. Let me cite a few examples. And the first couple of times in an instance it was innocuous, so you got used to using the button comfortably and automatically. This could be several hundred dollars! How about you?