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Why Not A Snapguide For Your Workplace?

Upside Learning

I stumbled across this article at Gigaom.com talking about how Snapguide is trying to be the how to guide for everything – on your mobile. The idea is quite simple really – anyone can create and upload a step-by-step guide using text, photos, and videos for a particular task/topic then others can search and find a relevant guide when they need one. We’ll share a case study on that soon.

New SCORM standard: I (Actor/Agent) Did (Verb) This (Activity) #TinCanApi

Challenge to Learn

Scorm is finally going to catch up with the current times. This evening I attended a webinar by ADL: the new standard (project TinCan) kickoff. The ADL will launch it in June. TinCan focuses on capturing activities: I (Actor/Agent) Did (Verb) This (Activity) and the ‘I’, the ‘Did’ and the ‘Activity’ can be almost anything. But this effect will be visible in 2013.

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Introducing a new Podcast: This Week in #mLearning [Episode 1: The new iPad and Mobile Learning]

mLearning Revolution

I’m am extremely excited to introduce a brand new weekly Podcast entitled ‘This Week in Mobile Learning” with my friend and co-host Robert Gadd. Each week Robert and I will discuss various trending topics and their impact on mobile learning, including the state of mobile in general, mobile devices, HTML5, Adobe Flash, Responsive Web Design, Rapid Development tools, especially as they begin making the shift from desktop to mobile, mobile apps, video, Education and more. Here are some sound bites of what you can expect in this first episode: Introductions. And much more.

To be an effective designer it helps to understand how people learn

Clive on Learning

In the course of my work, I get to meet hundreds of l&d professionals every year, not just the managers, but those who work day in day out designing, developing and delivering courses for their organisations or their clients. Almost without exception I find that they're enthusiastic, intelligent and great fun to work with. Does this matter? certainly believe so. In this case it was 83.

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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.

Google’s Glass Project – Wearable Augmented Reality Glasses

Upside Learning

We just moved one more step closer what was science fiction in the past. Google officially announced Project Glass yesterday. You need to be logged into your Google Account to view this post]. Imagine using glasses like this in the workplace; rather than being connected to Google’s services, the glasses connect with your own organization’s web services. The future is now!

Building Your E-Learning Course Design Tool Kit

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

If the title of this post makes you think I will list a whole bunch of tools here, let me first set the expectations right. It is my endeavor to take a look at the e-learning course design process here, so that you can decide how to build a tool kit that addresses all process components. learning course creation is all about having a design process in place to build the right course in time.

Organization Culture Change: Where There's a Will, There's a Way

The Peformance Improvement

Contrary to popular belief, organization culture can be changed, if only leaders put their minds to it. Some executives try to sidestep culture by arguing that the culture in their organizations can’t be changed. It is what it is. It's always been that way. This is short-sighted thinking. Culture is difficult to change but not impossible. This is a nonsensical argument.

Blackboard buys Moodle partners: open source?

Challenge to Learn

I was planning to write about the fact that this is my 100th post. I was surfing the web to prepare for that post, when I saw a BlackBoard press release and immediately switch subject: Blackboard acquires Moodlerooms, Netspot. This really is news. Blackboard is one of the largest LMS vendors in the world and is considered state enemy #1 in the Moodle community. The fourth post is about Angel.

Webinar Video – Learner Driven Learning Management System in a Global Environment

Upside Learning

For all you folks who couldn’t make it to our webinar with Brandon Hall Group, titled Learner Driven Learning Management System in a Global Environment held on 22 nd March, here’s a recorded video that will transport you back in time. And for those of you who did attend, well, you may want to relook at the fab 60 odd minutes again.

Libraries without walls

Learning with e's

I recently wrote about how libraries are adapting to the digital age. The traditional library is viewed by many as a place for stacks of books to gather dust, and where stern librarians in tweed jackets tell you to keep quiet. Libraries are shaking off this image, and embracing new technologies and approaches to support learning in the 21st Century. Unported License.

Workshop, E-Learning or Video? A question of strategy

Connect Thinking

Question from a client: We’re rolling out workshops about a new people development process. We want to use e-learning to reach the people we miss. How should we go about it? Should we use e-learning via the LMS or video on the intranet? This is a good question. Of course the question should be linked directly to purpose, and all modalities should be planned concurrently. Workshop. Video.

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.

Instructional designers aren’t ready for their interviews

Allison Rossett

Tweet Often, current and former graduate students ask for advice about how to be successful when they interview for instructional design positions. Yes, I have my opinions, but I wanted you to hear from someone I admire. Let’s Let’s welcome guest blogger, Alice Cutter, who has been interviewing MANY IDs for positions in her firm. Not by a long shot.

Video Tip Series - Part three: Holding Viewers' Attention

Visual Lounge

Viewers' minds tend to wander when the subject material isn't "fun" So what do you do when your content is instructional or otherwise not exciting? This week's video presents some tips and tricks including effectively using transitions and editing down scripts. The video is posted below and will present three tips designed to keep your audiences engaged. Not seeing the video?

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Turn an Image Into An Animated Puzzle, Part II

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Last week  I showed you how to animate a picture in PowerPoint so that it came in as a puzzle, piece by piece. That was cool. But if you followed along last week, read on to find some bonus tips for making the animation a little more realistic and adding some finishing touches. How to Make an Animated Puzzle Look More Realistic. Click the  Close  button.

Call for #papers on #elearning: 4 calls 4 continents

Ignatia Webs

Online learning is happening all around the globe, so why not connect to all the different continents and get a local feel while you are there. How do they describe the event: HICSS-46 offers a unique, highly interactive and professionally challenging environment that attendees find "very helpful -- lots of different perspectives and ideas as a result of discussion."

Nuts and Bolts: How Can We Know What We Don't Know? by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

Following up on last month’s column (“Build or Buy?”), here’s practical advice on dealing with the common misunderstandings of in-house decision makers about outsourcing. Read it, see it, try it, and know what you want. Design Strategies Development Strategies Instructional Design Management Strategies

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.

Social Learning, Strategically

Clark Quinn

Increasingly, as I look around, I see folks addressing learning technology tactics; they’ll make a mobile app, they’ll try out a simulation game, they’ll put in a portal. And there’s nothing wrong with doing each of these as a trial, a test run, some experience under the belt. However, in the longer term, you want to start doing so strategically. I’ll use social media as an example. Talking with my ITA colleague Jay Cross at lunch the other day, it occurred to me that I was seeing the same pattern with social media that I see elsewhere. Why not? social strategy

Adobe RoboHelp: Edit Navigation Labels

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Creating a  Section 508 Compliant  version of a Help System is often a requirement for Help authors. The process involves such things as adding screen tips to images and links, and ensuring Section 508 Compliant Output  is selected before you compile the layout.  At the right, there's a link with the word "Hide." ").

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New Horizon report on #mLearning and latest #eLearning technologies

Ignatia Webs

If you have not read it yet, this report on the latest The NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program. The nice thing about this 42 page publication is that it looks at probable implementation of new and upcoming learning technologies (games, augmented reality, gesture based computing.). To get this free publication you do have to register for an account, but it is worth it! How cool is that?! gesture-based learning augmented learning games mLearning research books eLearning

E-Learning – The Fast Food of Organisational Learning?

Connect Thinking

I recently reviewed a 2010 Ted Talk by Sir Ken Robinson where he argues for change in education. He warns us against the industrialisation, systematisation and standardisation of education – how this linear, ‘one size fits all’ treatment of education stifles the organic nature of learning. think we sometimes are. Social media for learning soft skills and tasks.

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

Project Glass: Augmented Reality from Google

Dont Waste Your Time

Announced by Google this week: Project Glass. “We believe technology should work for you — to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t.” ” According to Google – “We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. ” What do you think? What about students and their learning?

The only knowledge that can be managed is our own

Learning and Working on the Web

“Every amateur epistemologist knows that knowledge cannot be managed. Education has always assumed that knowledge can be transferred and that we can carefully control the process through education. That is a grand illusion.” ~ Dave Jonassen. The only knowledge that can be managed is our own. In Net Work Literacy  entails self-organized learning while cooperating in diverse networks. Tweet.

T.G.I.G.F

Living in Learning

Upon engagement to my wife, she gave me a gift of a beautiful gold bracelet. Jewelry had never really been important to me, though that bracelet quickly became a favorite. Shortly after we were married, I remember making a comment about not owning any other jewelry beyond my wedding band, and a signet ring on my right hand. For Christmas that year I received the most precious gift of my life. It was a necklace. The pendant was not a talisman, or a good luck charm, it was a small spike about two inches long. It was a reminder. On it; the words “Isaiah 53:5” were engraved on two sides.

You Need to Know These Seven Tips If You Build Graphics for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

If you’re building elearning courses, then you should expect to have a graphics editing program as part of your tool chest. In a previous post I mentioned a few free (or low cost ) graphic editors if you don’t already have one. Free Desktop Image Editors. Free Online Image Editors. There’s even a good discussion about graphics applications in the elearning community. Jump in and share a favorite of yours. There’s a difference between having a graphics application and being a professional graphics artist. Many of us work alone and have to do our own graphics. How to Remove Backgrounds.

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.

#Future of #learning on the go: Project Glass

Ignatia Webs

Project Glass from Google research starts out as a personal assistant type of technology. even in the short 2:30 minute YouTube movie you can see how it could be used for future learning purposes as well. It definitely adds to the mobile learning options as well and most of all, that would result in only having to use one - 1 - tool, a thing that sits on my nose daily anyway, my glasses. For real!

(Infographic) No Train, No Gain: What The 2012 Training Top 125 Means For Your Business

Mindflash

Each year,  Training  magazine recognizes 125 businesses for their amazing employee training programs. These are companies that have made employee training a top priority and implemented innovative programs. Below, we take a look at some of the 2012 winners to see how they improved their own internal training and find out how other businesses might follow suit. click to enlarge).

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Should employers ask for access to a (potential) employees Social Media account?

Dont Waste Your Time

There have been many stories recently about employers asking for access to an employees, or a potential employees, social media (Facebook) account. But none have been so well presented as this story I found (through Pauline Randall / Florizal Media ) this morning. While it’s a fictitious resignation letter, the contents could quite easily be real? hereby (fictionally) resign. Do you?

Lessons from eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference

Web Courseworks

eLearning Guild a True Community of Practice The Learning Solutions Conference serves as the largest of the eLearning Guild’s yearly conferences and brings together professionals seeking to identify, deploy and manage technology-based learning solutions. I was unable to attend the event last week, but I caught up with Jean Marrapodi, eLearning Guild and Learning Solutions Conference veteran, [.]. eLearning conferences content curation distance learning elearning elearning guild instructional design interview Jean Marrapodi Jon Aleckson Learning Solutions video Web Courseworks

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Pick of the Month:12 resources from March

Jane Hart

There were lots of great resources made available in March, that I shared on Twitter and in my Pick of the Day. Here are 12 of my favourite resources together with key quotes from each and/or embedded resources. 1 -  Learning without training , Jay Cross, 5 March 2012. CLOs who embrace this challenge of integrating learning into work face enormous job enrichment. Collaboration has a cost.

Great Training Starts With Asking Great Questions

Mindflash

The biggest problem I see with trainers and educators? Simple. They talk too much! They feel a need to lecture — to impart their knowledge on trainees. Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) aren’t much better in this regard. They often think that their “expertise” means they must have all the answers to students’ questions. Great learning happens through questions — in the asking, not the telling.

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Training: Effective Planning for your eLearning Courses

Adobe Captivate

When: Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:00 AM – 3:00 PM US/Pacific Description: Join Kirsten Rourke, Adobe Captivate Expert and Trainer along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to discuss the essentials during the planning process for your elearning courses. During the session, we will discuss how Storyboarding, planning for assets and navigation is very important to minimize [.]. Conferences and events eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Adobe Captivate webinar Adobe eLearning Suite Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5

Writing & Grammar: Precise Placement of Only

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    While reviewing the submissions from  last week's challenge , I noticed that many respondents moved the word  only  to a position before the verb rather than keeping it where it was in my original. Placement of the word  only  is frequently tweaked by copyeditors for greater accuracy in writing-especially technical writing. Consider this conversation between police and a participant in a brawl: How many people hit Joe? Only  I hit him. Did you kick him, too? No. I  only  hit him. Did you hit other people as well?

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5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget

In the US alone, companies spend over $70 billion on corporate training and about $1000 on individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what's the result? Companies end up wasting millions of dollars each year on ineffective training practices.

How do you learn best in the workplace?

Jane Hart

It is becoming clear that more and more people are using a variety of ways – not just training – to help them (a) acquire new skills and knowledge as well as (b) learn continuously in their jobs.…. Learning

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Why We Should Stop Talking About ROI in Training

Mindflash

For as long as Return on Investment, or ROI , has been prevalent concept in business, it’s also been a fixture of workplace learning and performance. But no longer a welcome one. What started as a concept that had value — namely, the need for the work of trainers to be more linked to business performance — has in many ways devolved into something more dangerous — a cliché.

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Training: Power of Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate: Tips and Tricks

Adobe Captivate

When: Thursday, May 10, 2012 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Lieve Weymeis, Adobe Captivate Expert and Adobe Education Leader along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to improve using Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate. We will learn the best practices to create advanced actions while avoiding pitfalls. What’s in it for you? Prepare advanced actions [.]. eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Adobe Captivate webinar Adobe eLearning Suite Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5

Just One Question: Brenda Enders on Gamification by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

“Gamification” is a relatively new buzzword in application design, including eLearning. Many designers and. developers aren’t quite sure what it means, or how to apply the concept in their work. Brenda Enders gives. you great insights in this interview. Design Strategies Development Strategies Future Trends Learning 2.0 Serious Games

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.

It’s OK to Have Fun Too—isn’t it? Games in Training and Learning

OpenSesame

In my early days of building learning for performance support, I used to call myself “the McGuyver of training”. We didn’t have a learning management system and online social networks and rapid authoring tools were in the future. The development tools of choice were Microsoft Word, flip charts, masking tape, Mr Sketch markers and screen shots of mainframe computer screens.

Towards a Smarter Nation

KnowledgeStar

It’s no coincidence that the Top 10 countries with the highest annual GDP growth rate and best scores in Reading, Math and Science are also the Top 10 countries with the best internet connectivity and most widespread acceptance of online learning programs. The old ways of learning are no longer moving us forward as a nation. And we either move forward or die. harsh pronouncement and true. The landscape of history is littered with once great countries that lost their edge and fell behind. History teaches us that the only lasting way to continually move forward is through education.

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