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).

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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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.

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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#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


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.

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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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?

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

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!

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

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. 

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.

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.

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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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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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. 

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.

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.


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.

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.

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. Systems.

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.