Sat.Dec 15, 2012 - Fri.Dec 21, 2012

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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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Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

Stuck with a bunch of Flash-based courses that cannot be viewed on mobile devices? This eBook will take you through the steps to convert existing courses into HTML 5 format and make it compatible with the latest devices and browsers.

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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

Raptivity

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

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2013

OpenSesame

You don’t have to go it alone. Online tools will help you find collaborators, stay organized, build community and get creative in the new year. We’ve scoured the web for the top 100 tools available to help you do what you dream in 2013. Right Content Revolution

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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.

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.

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?

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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Santa is here to Stay

Raptivity

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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Webinar: Strategies to Empower Learners Within a Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

I’ll be presenting a Webinar for  HR.com  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.

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.

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?

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?

Ontuitive

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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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.

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!

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.

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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.

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

eFront

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. Scoop.it Scoop.it lets you share ideas that matter and shine on the Web through beautiful topic pages. Business. 3.

You might be misguided if…

Trina Rimmer

2012 was an “interesting” year (yes, with air quotes). In my 2nd year as a freelance instructional designer, I learned a lot about myself and my industry. While I see great promise in technology and, a good deal of momentum for change in how we foster and measure learning and performance in the workplace, there’s still a lot of work to be done. Between debunked learning theories that resurface with zombie-like persistence (hello learning styles !) Your “performance” objective for a compliance course is that people click an Acknowledgment button. What were yours?

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.

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.

Merry Christmas From LearnDash

LearnDash

It’s that time of year where all of us need to take a breather and step away from our daily passions for a bit to spend quality time with friends and family. This Christmas is extra special on my end in that I am getting married in 48hrs! Following that there will be some solid family time and general celebration. Merry Christmas everyone! LearnDash

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

eFront

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.

Learning to be Great Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

In a previous post , I wrote about the importance of democratizing organizational learning. argued that organizations need to be continuously learning for the purpose of improving performance and achieving business goals. And in another post I wrote that for this to happen, organizational leaders need tools. We need to make learning tools accessible to all employees when and where they need them.”.

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.

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.

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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‘Foldify’ App (#foldify)

Dont Waste Your Time

Foldify ( iPad ) : I can’t remember how or where I found out about this app but it is one of the best one’s I’ve ever bought/downloaded. It’s a simple idea – use one of the pre-defined blank templates of a 3D shape and draw on the explanded , unfolded, version to design your very printed 3D figurine. can create and share their own unique paper figure creations. For £1.49