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Going from 0 to 60 - 6 Jing Videos in 60 Minutes

Visual Lounge

"I feel the need. the need for speed!" Ah, one of my favorite quotes from the movie, Top Gun. Remember that scene? Last weekend was the Indianapolis 500. I was watching the news and found out that those cars hit speeds of 220 mph or more!? That got me thinking about speed. It's all about speed, baby! And, wondering if we should pull another all nighter to make 24 videos for Jing? So, tune in!

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Social network begins where google search stops!

ID Reflections

Googley design

Janet Clarey

Googley design …worth thinking about in the context of instructional design. Focus on people—their lives, their work, their dreams. Every millisecond counts. Simplicity is powerful. Engage beginners and attract experts. Dare to innovate. Design for the world. Plan for today’s and tomorrow’s business. Delight the eye without distracting the mind. Be worthy of people’s trust. Add a human touch. The principle flows from Google’s Corporate Philosophy. “Ten things Google has found to be true:&#. Focus on the user and all else will follow. Fast is better than slow.

learning pulse

Xyleme

tony karrer is blogging about the term “meta-learning” and its definition as it was used in the article “become a chief meta-learning officer” by jay cross and clark quinn. great insights are shared by author and commenters

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

Want to develop an effective customer training strategy for your organization? Download this guide to learn some simple steps you can follow to set your team up for success. Click to download.

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7 Tips for Better E-Learning Scenarios

Rapid eLearning

In a previous post, we looked at how you can make your elearning courses more effective and engaging by getting your learners to pull the course content rather than you just pushing it out to them. great way to create a pull-type course is build it around problem-solving scenarios. Even if you don’t create a pull-type course, scenarios are still effective in helping your learners. Or flip it.

Creating scenarios for learning - a four-step guide

Bottom-Line Performance

Tom Kuhler and his “Rapid e-learning&# blog once again bats 1000 by sharing tips for creating e-learning scenarios. Tom’s recent post, “ 7 tips for better e-learning scenarios &# has inspired me to share a 4-step process we use to work with subject matter experts (SMEs) to create scenarios that drive many of our e-learning courses.  The 4-Step Process. What do they look like?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Join Me at ASTD ICE June 1&2

Learning Visions

Are you going to ASTD this coming week? I'll be hanging out at the Expo with the Kineo crew on Monday and Tuesday. We're booth #1926. Stop by and say hi! And if you can't make it to the Expo, join us for Beer

e-Learning must become social learning!

ID Reflections

social learning informal learning adult learning

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.

Gaining Audience Attention >

eLearning Cyclops

Whether face-to-face or online, gaining attention is a crucial element to course design. This element is prevalent in both Gagne's 9 Elements and Keller's ARCS Mode l. The important thing to consider in implementing this element is that it does not need to be a single occurrence at the start of course, but can be integrated throughout the course. Caution, don't overdo it. How do you gain attention?

Financial Investment

Tony Karrer

Should learning organizations make a financial investment in new forms of learning? fantastic comment by Bill Brantley on my post Metalearning : Before you start defining metalearning, you need definitions for: formal learning informal learning social learning collaborative learning personal learning that are more than just marketing buzzwords. What is the difference between these five concepts?

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Twitter: The #1 Tool for Learning

Upside Learning

There’s been quite a bit written about how Twitter can be used for learning. A few interesting reads are listed at the end of this post. personally believe that Twitter is a great tool to get access to knowledge and information—provided you follow the right people. It’s also a great place to get answers—better than Google searches sometimes—if the right people are following you.

Fun does not mean effective!

ID Reflections

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

New e-Book on the Guild - Getting the Most Out of Your Budget

eLearning Cyclops

 The e-Learning Guild has released its latest e-book,  65 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Budget. And as with all their e-books you can't beat the price, free. Here the link where you can download it. link] I have a couple of tips in there too. hope they are helpful. Learning e-Learning Guild

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: iPhone and the End of All Boundaries

Learning Visions

I just got my very own iPhone on Friday. Well, my company's, to be more precise. But it's in my hot little hands and I get to caress its shiny sleekness. I had an iPod Touch, which I loved and was hopelessly addicted to

Upside Learning - “an outstanding company”

Upside Learning

When your clients appreciate your work, it does feel good. I was pleasantly surprised to discover this example of client appreciation while browing the web today… Some quarters back we worked on an eLearning project - Dancing for the Gods - which teaches Bharatanatyam - a classical Indian dance form. They have put up specific comments for different team members. That’s very nice.

Learning Tweets – and the Case Against Them

Bottom-Line Performance

I got a tweet this morning from a colleague who shall remain nameless (She knows who she is.) It said “Going to Dark Side…now tweeting from Blackberry.” I, of course, welcomed her and pointed out the cookies. Between that tweet and this post in my reader, I found myself thinking (again) about how and whether Twitter can be useful in a business learning context. I’ve seen some cool ideas for using twitter in a classroom. Start a fictional twitter stream for a historical figure,” “share one relevant link with the group”, “Post key points from today’s lesson”.

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.

Explore and Learn About Mars

eLearning Cyclops

Google Earth now includes Mars. It is free and uses updated photos taken by NASA. Besides being able to explore the red planet and its features, it also includes an interactive tour with Bill Nye the Science Guy, visits to landing sites of craft that have visited Mars, historical maps and a whole slew of other educational material. galaxies and nebulae), they also have a Sky view.

iPhone and the End of All Boundaries

Learning Visions

I just got my very own iPhone on Friday. Well, my company's, to be more precise. But it's in my hot little hands and I get to caress its shiny sleekness. I had an iPod Touch, which I loved and was hopelessly addicted to. But this just has me over the top and I can't keep my hands off it. Which isn't necessarily a good thing. Trust me. Dangerous ground. love it. But I might need help.

88 FREE EduGames & The Ultimate Post-Saving Puzzle!

ZaidLearn

88 Free EduGames to Spice Up Your Course Flash Countdown Timer Generator Unless you can decode the following text, and figure out what it really says: ACLHQKHZW It is not sufficient to only guess or provide the correct answer; you also need to explain the decoding process, or how you got to the correct answer. True enough (you can find EduGame lists elsewhere). educational gaming Fun OER/FREE

Adobe eLearning Suite: is it worth it?

Clive on Learning

In an anonymous reply to my posting yesterday on the pirating of PC software, an elearning developer asked "How do real people actually afford/justify purchasing something like the Adobe eLearning Suite?" " He'd tried open source and free software but had to admit that, as far as e-learning development software was concerned, "Adobe is still king and will remain so for our foreseeable future." But Adobe made its name primarily through the sale of professional tools to design professionals, and these products still form the basis of the Adobe catalogue.

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.

Capture Examples

Tony Karrer

The primary reasons for doing the eLearning Tour was that it is hard to see examples of what is being done by fellow eLearning professionals and get a sense of the patterns that exist. As part of pulling together the tour, I asked for contributions from this blog and from Learn Trends. received quite a few responses. Far more than I could accommodate. And while I believe that I gave a flavor of what's happening out there through the tour, my gut tells me that it would be helpful to capture more examples. Should we look to capture more examples? You can grab stills to illustrate the points.

Join Me at ASTD ICE June 1&2

Learning Visions

Are you going to ASTD this coming week? I'll be hanging out at the Expo with the Kineo crew on Monday and Tuesday. We're booth #1926. Stop by and say hi! And if you can't make it to the Expo, join us for Beer & Bloggers/Tweeters/eLearning folks: Monday, June 1st 7/8:00ish and on at the Dubliner.

88 FREE EduGames & The Ultimate Post-Saving Puzzle!

ZaidLearn

88 Free EduGames to Spice Up Your Course Flash Countdown Timer Generator Unless you can decode the following text, and figure out what it really says: ACLHQKHZW It is not sufficient to only guess or provide the correct answer; you also need to explain the decoding process, or how you got to the correct answer. True enough (you can find EduGame lists elsewhere).

In response to Twitter Quitters - 40% leave after one month.

ID Reflections

Why am I writing about Twitter? Because it is a powerful social networking tool that is fast becoming a social learning tool. The connotation of the word social is changing from one of "connect" to bring into its fold other meanings like collaborate, learn, share, give, participate, hear, be heard, ask, be answered.This is not a litany in praise of Twitter--it is in support of all social networking sites (SNS) that will help us to collaborate and build collective knowledge. The latter will be our saviour in this time of recession when corporate training budgets are at an all time low.

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.