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eLearning & Gamification: Apply the Octalysis Framework to Your Training

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Last week I gave a pretty in-depth explanation of  Yu-kai Chou's Octalysis Framework  that I thought might be useful if you'd like to incorporate gamification into your eLearning courses. So far I have mostly covered what the Octalysis is and how it is set up. Now I'd like to get into how you can apply this to your own course. Here's another example.

Transforming learning and development

Clive on Learning

Over on the Onlignment blog, I have, throughout 2012, been setting out a model for a transformation in workplace learning and development. started the series by arguing the case for transformation. Establishing a learning architecture and infrastructure that recognises these unique characteristics. Putting in place processes for improved performance needs analysis and blended solution design.

What is a Learning Technologist (part 8)?

Dont Waste Your Time

2012 has been a challenging and adventurous year for me and I planned to round it off with another post in my series of “What is a Learning Technologist” articles (this is number 8 – read the others from the list here ). To some this is familiar and you’re nodding in appreciation of what I’ve done and put my famly through. They need to find answers. part 3).

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

I love the end of the year. It enables you to look back and see the triumphs, the disappointments, the good and the bad. Many people look back and are amazed. Others look back and say “What if I did that” or “What if…”   It is always a half full/half empty experience. Thankfully, rather than just one person looking back and seeing what happened, we can all do so. .

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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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Why do we choose to learn online?

Dont Waste Your Time

While this infographic covers the ‘ Profile of an online student ‘ the stats that interested me the most are those below, about why they chose to study online: Reasons include: Lower costs. Study anywhere, any time. “Earn while you Learn” Accelerated learning. Lack of internal motivation – again, not the learning or learning materials at fault. For others, maybe not.

Raptivity Bags an Award in Mauritius


We are pleased to share with you the news of Raptivity being conferred the award of ‘Best Rapid eLearning Tool’ under the Best in Class Technologies group by the Africa Learning & Development Leadership Awards 2012. The award programme was [.]. Award raptivity 2012 accomplishments and recognitions Africa Learning & Development Leadership Awards Best Rapid eLearning Tool Kalleo People Grou

In case you missed it – 2012 according to Clive on Learning

Clive on Learning

Before I take a break for Christmas, I thought I'd provide you with this summary of all my posts on Clive on Learning in 2012. I've marked with asterisks a few posts that were particularly signifiant from my point of view. What specifically is e-learning good for? Life beyond the course What is e-learning good for? June Is e-learning effective? goalgetter - assisting the transfer of learning European survey shows growth in coaching and blended learning Will e-learning put me out of a job? * Why is e-learning so unpopular? * May What's the point in competency frameworks?

The Genericization Of Content

Upside Learning

This proliferation of devices is having a strange ‘dumbing-down’ effect on a lot of the eLearning courseware being created right now. We are starting to ‘genericize’ content, it is starting to look the same, feel the same, and function in a similar manner. Whatever happened to those interactive engaging pieces of courseware that made one go ‘cool, I like this’; not much of that to be seen.

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.

Using Pinterest in the Classroom #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

If you have been thinking about how to use images and Pinterest in your classroom in an engaging and innovative way, and wondered about how ‘pinned’ images, videos, etc. can be used to group, collaborate, and crowdsource resources, then this infographic has some useful tips and links for you (click to view the full version):  . How do you use Pinterest?

Eulogy for a long lost love, lost, no networks for the lonely

Ignatia Webs

Last week my ex-partner died. Tina Vanbiervliet , a ferocious painter and artist. We lived together for 7 years, but it was already 10 years ago that we departed our ways. heard the news only yesterday. She was found days after being dead. In her small apartment covered with paintings. Murals on every wall including the ceiling. Her dog next to her. She took her own life. Painting. Your mind.

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When is eLearning a Smart Management Decision?

Social Learning

I was asked recently to define situations where eLearning is a smart management decision over the same course in an instructor-led training (ILT)  format. There There is a tremendous amount of information available about the advantages of eLearning as a delivery method, but there is not a whole lot devoted to this particular question. decided to poll some of [.]

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Consistency vs Variety in Online Assessments: is the balance important?

eLearning Acupuncture

I received an email last week from a college professor who had a good question. She is designing her second online course and was wondering what my opinion was on the types of assignments that work best online. Specifically, she wanted my opinion about whether predictability and variety were important facets in good assessment schemes for online courses. Assignment 2: Due Sunday of Week 6.

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.

Why I don’t like WIIFM

Usable Learning

This is excerpted and expanded from a post that I wrote for the Tin Can blog  . We’ve talked about WIIFM (What’s in it for me?) Instead, they need to know that the thing they are learning is actually useful and necessary. One of my favorite studies is this one from Dan Ariely called  Man’s search for meaning: The case of Legos. remen, doctors, etc.), not merely what they will do for a living.

Santa is here to Stay


Team Raptivity is getting infected with the holiday spirit. The music, lights and food are more exciting. What more to say? This is the time of the year we all wait to meet and greet our near and dear ones [.]. Uncategorized 2013 Christmas festivities Friends and family holiday season New Year Team Raptivity

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When is eLearning a Smart Management Decision?

Social Learning

I was asked recently to define situations where eLearning is a smart management decision over the same course in an instructor-led training (ILT)  format. There There is a tremendous amount of information available about the advantages of eLearning as a delivery method, but there is not a whole lot devoted to this particular question. Situation: Your audience is geographically diverse.

You teach swimming or prevent drowning?


Okay, I realize that's a fairly aggressive title! But a fairly stark realization that has become apparent to us, as of late, both in our travels and when working with many senior learning leaders. We simply aren't tasked to deliver the same outcomes we once were. We've all heard the demands from our organizations around better aligning with business outcomes and performance measures. Yet, we continue to see the same old deliverables, often packaged in a new wrapper

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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.

7 Free Handwritten Fonts for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

I like to use handwritten fonts in my courses. They work well when I add them to speech bubbles, callouts, or captions. also like the contrast a handwritten font adds to a more formal design. It comes across as a personal note—something I need to focus on. One of my favorite handwritten fonts is Skippy Sharp. It’s the font you’ll see in many of my blog posts. But Skippy Sharp isn’t a free font.


Competition Finalist 4: Top 10 Startup Social Media Curation Tools for Social Learning in the Workplace


This post was submitted by Duma Cornel Lucian. 1. Glogster Edu is my favorite curation and presentation tool and I am proud to be an Ambassador. This edu tool opens the gateway through knowledge for students because it develops children’s creativity and innovation. Glogster EDU is the leading global education platform for the creative expression of knowledge and skills in the classroom and beyond. made a GlogsterEdu for Curation Restart Education Project here [link]  . 2. lets you share ideas that matter and shine on the Web through beautiful topic pages. Business. 3.

Introduction to Technology Integration #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

YouTube: An Introduction to Technology Integration. Watch this, it’s great: “What I think is really exciting about what we’re seeing now is that technology is being used to fundamentally transform what the classroom is, fundamentally transform what yo can do with the classroom. “ Related posts: The Importance of Technology to Education #edtech.

Webinar: Strategies to Empower Learners Within a Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

I’ll be presenting a Webinar for  on January 10th titled “Strategies to Empower Learners Within a Learning Management System.” This ” This event will cover: How to design curricula that give learners control over which learning events they select. How to use a learning management system as an on-ramp to the Web’s best content. And much more.

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.

PKM: the basic unit of social business

Learning and Working on the Web

True collaborative networks do not rely so much on teams than on individuals, as B. Nardi, S. Whittaker and H. Schwartz  have shown. The main benefits for networked organizations do not lie in the outcome from teams, but in individual knowledge acquisition, in the ability to connect with the right people and to access the right information at the right time. Teamwork is over-rated.

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10 Things Thriving Leaders Need to Know

CLO Magazine

Knowing yourself, your people and how to influence are among the most vital leadership skills needed for 2013. Well-run, thriving organizations happen on purpose, not by accident. Therefore, leaders need to master 10 things for their organizations to thrive. Gaining these competencies requires real commitment by leaders and their organizations -- a kind of commitment that leads to a high-performance culture, greater customer loyalty and, ultimately, a more robust bottom line. Know yourself and your impact. Without self-awareness, few other competencies gain traction. Know your people.

Science and Faith: A venn diagram

E-Learning Provocateur

Merry Christmas everyone. wish you a 2013 full of provocative ideas, courageous experimentation, loads of fun, and – of course – plenty of learning! cartoon data faith humor humour religion science spirituality venn venn diagram

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Competition Finalist 1: John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime Uni. Case Study


This entry was submitted by Cristin Arante. The John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University comprises three major academic units: JBLFMU-Arevalo, JBLFMU-Molo and JBLCF-Bacolod. In addition, the University encompasses a wide array of centers and programs, libraries, museums, administrative support offices and a training center that supports continuing training and education programs. Approximately 11,000 students attend the University. The Situation. The Solution. It also provides an extremely wide array of functionalities but remains simple and easy to use.  Lessons Learned. Benefits.

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.