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Presentation Resources and Notes from IMU Learning Webinar Series

Kapp Notes

Tonight I am speaking at the IMU Learning Webinar Series. The series is about “connecting inspiring and exceptional educators around the world to share their knowledge, best practices, experiences and wisdom to IMU and educators attending from around the world.” ” My talk this evening is on the topic of “Games, Gamification and the Need for Engaging Learners.” 2006).

What's Better: eLearning or Classroom?

The Peformance Improvement

We need to examine the proliferation of Web-based education before it gets out of hand (It may be too late.). Online college courses are being promoted as the panacea for producing more college graduates and strengthening the workforce. Many companies are also convinced that “elearning” is the answer to their employee training and development needs. Nobody wants to be left behind. study by the U.S.

John Maeda The Art of Leadership #LSCon

Learning Visions

Opening keynote session with John Maeda, President of Rhode Island School of Design. I’m at Learning Solutions in Orlando today – hosted by the eLearning Guild. Forgive typos and poor grammar! The Art of Leadership Maeda was tenured faculty at MIT – professor by day, student by night as he got an MBA. And then four years ago he became college president with no training! So he bought books. And now he’s been learning about art and design. Four things he’ll talk about today in regards to leadership: build from foundations, craft the team, sense actively, fail productively. Most leaders use “we”.

Learning, learners and logistics

Clive on Learning

For some time now I have settled on a simple three stage approach for gathering the information I need in order to come up with a design for learning. It seems to work at a micro level, say designing a short e-learning module, as well as from a wider perspective, such as scoping out a learning architecture. The three Ls. checked this out on Google and could come up with no obvious online reference to this method in short or long form, but I'm sure there's someone reading this who can pinpoint the source. What, if any, learning is required to support this change in performance.

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 and Prezi

Dont Waste Your Time

If you’re a PowerPoint user, whatever level, and have thought about using Prezi but have been unsure of making the switch, then those lovely folks at Prezi have made it easier for you to get started – why not import your existing PowerPoint slides into Prezi and spice them up? Go on, give it a try. will if you will? Thanks to James Clay and Bex Ferriday for sharing the video.

Kinect, Augmented Reality and The Future of Training

Kapp Notes

Again, when things come together it is rather interesting. Here is a video from Designing Digitally that combines the Kinect with instruction. It is a perfect fit for this instructional application and I am sure more “natural fits” will be found over time. Now here is one with some interesting augmented reality concepts from 2011. really like the like the pinwheel. Gadgets

10 things to remember about social learning (and the use of social media for learning)

Jane Hart

Yesterday I listened into the #lscon Twitter stream for Learning Solutions conference in Orlando, Florida. There was some discussion about social learning, so I tweeted a few thoughts myself. I’ve been asked to repeat them in a blog post here, so here are some of my tweets plus a few more points. As  I’m not constrained by 140 characters I’ve added a few more words to some of them. Social learnin

A question of attitude

Clive on Learning

When I first entered the learning and development profession, I was assigned a mentor, a certain Mr Ernest Knagg. Ernest had strong opinions on just about all matters of pedagogy and good practice and that included the issue of attitudes. Clive," he said, "It's not our business to try and change people's attitudes. We can try and change what they do, but not what they feel about things. There's a certain sense in what Ernest said, although time and time again I've encountered situations where attitudes are the major block to progress. He or she has a different attitude to this subject to me.

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.

Learning Solutions #LScon: presentation on #MOOC

Ignatia Webs

An updated version of my MOOC presentation, now with some added resources e.g. on how to keep on top of content overload of MOOC's, social media use (why use which tool). It was a great presentation, thank you to all participants! MOOC benefits for international learners - an overview View more PowerPoint from Inge Ignatia de Waard. mooc mobimooc presentation conferences

Bring your own

Learning with e's

Mobile learning is on the rise. It was inevitable that the mobile phone would be brought into the classroom, with or without 'permission'. Many children use their mobile phones in class even though school rules forbid them to do so. What would encourage schools to sanction the use of personal devices? There has been a lot of discussion recently about Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in schools.

A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace

Jane Hart

Here is an updated version (V3) of the WSD Framework with more charts and descriptions, and now available as a PDF   to download under a Creative Commons Licence. Social tools are changing not only the way that professionals are working and learning but also the way that organisations are transforming into social businesses. SERVICES & ACTIVITIES. TOOLS & PLATFORMS.

Learner Driven Learning Management System in a Global Environment

Upside Learning

For us at Upside Learning, learning and innovation have been and continue to be the key drivers for our working and success. This is one of the main reasons for the robust investments we have made in training – not just for our employees but for the global community at large. Talking about training, our first webinar for 2012 is just around the corner. What made us think of this topic?

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.

How Microsoft themselves use SharePoint to help 45,000 employees learn better

SharePoint and Assessment

Thought leader interview with Jim Federico of Microsoft on how Microsoft use SharePoint internally for learning. Jim is a Sr. Director of Operations and Platforms at Microsoft, responsible for training and readiness for the customer facing roles at Microsoft. Jim, what is your background? spent 13 years running technology and product strategy for SumTotal Systems. We sold that company to Asymetrix.

The PKM value-add

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Cristina Milos recently tweeted  that; “ Curating is different from aggregating information. That is why I am not a fan of Paperli or Scoopit.” ” The curation craze has been assisted by an increasing number of web platforms that enable easy sharing (with emphasis on the word easy ). Merely seeking and sharing information does little more than create more noise online.

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Global Poll Reveals Key Trends in e-Learning Design

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

In a recent online event, we polled hundreds of course designers spread throughout Australia, Europe and USA with four simple questions. The results are quite interesting. Question 1. In your experience, over the past several years, are customer budgets per hour of eLearning increasing, decreasing or remaining about the same? Figure 1: Poll Results on E-Learning Budgets Per Hour of Seat Time Question 2. What level of interactivity do clients expect in the courses you deisgn? Figure 2: Poll Results on Level of Interactivity Clients Want Question 3.

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Curation: A Core Competency for Learning Professionals

The Learning Circuits

In my first two posts for Learning Circuits, I explored how I use Twitter as a professional development tool , and last week we looked at Filtering: A Challenge and Responsibility for Learning Professionals. This week we're going to explore filtering further, and explain how learning professionals will provide filtering services on an increasing basis. There are two primary ways that filtering will impact learning professionals. The first impact is in helping workers understand the need and techniques for filtering. For many, this need to filter is something they may not have considered before.

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.

How Microsoft themselves use SharePoint to help 45,000 employees learn better

SharePoint and Assessment

Thought leader interview with Jim Federico of Microsoft on how Microsoft use SharePoint internally for learning. Jim is a Sr. Director of Operations and Platforms at Microsoft, responsible for training and readiness for the customer facing roles at Microsoft. Jim, what is your background? spent 13 years running technology and product strategy for SumTotal Systems. We sold that company to Asymetrix.

Lectora Development Best Practices Part 1 – Optimizing Preferences

Integrated Learnings

By Joseph Suarez. After using Lectora for almost five years, I’ve learned so much both from the helpful community of Lectora users and on my own. There are great resources available in printed books and blogs like this. However, I’ve never come across a collection of development “best practices” commonly found for other programs such as Photoshop. So, I decided to write one. This series of posts is intended to show how to use Lectora in ways that avoid problems, reduce development time, and make using Lectora easier overall. Show Visibility Check Boxes. Display HTML Object Names. Use Hotkeys.

Learning About College Basketball Just Got Seriously Fun…and Social

Bottom-Line Performance

College Hoops Guru is now open to play! In February, we announced a three-part experiment to assess how mobile (at least tablet mobile), social, and gaming can work together to help people learn. We did our first experiment with a game called Gridiron Guru. We created learning objectives, devised questions, and published a game that used r epetition over time to help people learn the content.

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So you want to eliminate the online teacher?

Web Courseworks

Your member Experts should lead online courses I often get inquiries from national associations looking to move their face to face workshops online.  The first myth I always need to be dispelled is that an expert instructor is no longer needed; the second is that online courses carry higher profit margins.  It is true that [.]. eLearning distance learning elearning eLearning myths expert instructor Jon Aleckson Web Courseworks

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.

Why Blended Learning Is Really Just Blended Training


Blended learning is a hot phrase in the training world, and it usually refers to a mixing of traditional face-to-face classroom facilitation with computer-based modules — usually self-paced online training. Proponents of blended learning point to several benefits of the approach, including: 1. Blended learning extends training beyond a single “event.”. 2. There’s merit in many of these points.

How can Instructional Design be visual as well as engaging?

Spicy Learning

My dad used to explain astronomy to me using salt pots and oranges. The orange generally represented the sun, whilst the salt pots, ketchup bottles and whatever else was on the kitchen table stood in for planets and comets. Learning has been using this ‘show, don’t tell’ approach for a long time. We can create virtual kinaesthetic learning in different ways.

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Discussion with Lucid Meetings

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a chance to learn about Lucid Meetings and to hear what they are doing in terms of creating interesting meeting spaces. Plus there is a nice surprise for anyone who reads to the end of the article:). 1) So tell me about Lucid Meetings, what does it do? We offer a solution for working teams to help improve the quality and effectiveness of their meetings. So give it a try!

L&D Capability in Australia – Conversations from UnConference

Learning Cafe

Improving L&D capability lies at the heart of the Learning Café. This follows from the changing scope of L&D in our organisations and the need to review the underlying skills to realise the opportunities that we are constantly faced with. ” (Sloman, 2010, p8). In particular, L&D is no longer a “trainer-centric activity” that occurs in a classroom. Change agent.

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.