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Learning Faster through Electric Shock?

Kapp Notes

A report in the Huffington Post revealed that ” Air Force researchers recently learned that they could cut training time in half by delivering a mild electrical current (two milliamperes of direct current for 30 minutes) to pilot’s brains during training sessions on video simulators.” Typically accuracy in identifying threats declines steadily after 20 minutes. Content Guide

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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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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).

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.

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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!

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?

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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

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.

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.

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

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?

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.

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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.

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. I used that list to find people who had similar tastes and then checked out the bands they’d recommend. That’s how found a lot of new bands like Mill Vanilli. You can only bring three books. I’ll get it started.


Isolating the Results of eLearning Impact

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. A 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. Level 4 is about organizational impact, including return on investment. With that approach, the 121-page book is a relatively quick read.

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.

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.

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

Selecting a LMS: Which one is the right one for you?

eLearning 24-7

Find the right system is never easy, especially in today’s market. Terminology can be confusing, certain systems are geared towards certain verticals, while others are in the “throw it against the wall and whatever sticks” mentality. As a potential customer, selecting a system quickly, based on specific features is long gone. Welcome to the wild west of LMSs, where some see themselves as magic elixirs that can solve all your problems. Selection: Terminology. When assessing which system is the right one for you, the first step is identifying it by its space. Corporate. K-12.

Social media: 4 opportunities for secondary education

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Not too long ago I went to an evening session about social media at the secondary school of my daughter. It struck me how the subject of social media is approached from fear. I was very happy when I was invited to do three sessions for the teachers of a secondary school myself. You can imagine that it was not about fear, but about the 4 opportunities that social media offer. Below you will find my presentation in Dutch. Twitter was popular, but also RSS readers like igoogle were appreciated, to follow a few interesting sites or blogs. Now a lot of questions are received by email. do you read?).

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.

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.

Six Tips for Building an eLearning Bestseller


Here are our tips on what kinds of courses appeal to buyers and how you can make your courses stand out from the crowd. Right Creating eLearning Courses Selling eLearning Courses eLearning Solutions

The unscience of evaluation

E-Learning Provocateur

Evaluation is notoriously under done in the corporate sector. And who can blame us? With ever increasing pressure bearing down on L&D professionals to put out the next big fire, it’s no wonder we don’t have time to scratch ourselves before shifting our attention to something new – let alone measure what has already been and gone. Pseudo echo. The workplace is no exception.

Getting Started Creating the Mobile Learning Strategy

The Learning Circuits

Well, alright. We have the rationale behind creating a strategy, we know what to avoid, and we understand what can happen when you fall of the tracks. What’s next you ask? It seems that it’s time to get started on the creation of the strategy! Creating the team As with any project, you’re going to need to assemble a team of experts that can assist you in the creation of the end product. In this case, the team needs to be dedicated, focused, and ready truly contribute. You don’t need experts in mobile, but you will need people with domain expertise in a wide variety of disciplines.

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!”).

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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