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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. I 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.

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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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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[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development

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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. October Do instructional designers need to know about what they are designing? * 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? *

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 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. I decided to poll some of [.] appeared first on Social Learning Blog.

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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 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.

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?) for years – it’s one of those things you always hear that you need to include in learning experiences to persuade your learners to pay attention. Instead, they need to know that the thing they are learning is actually useful and necessary. remen, doctors, etc.), Thoughts?

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

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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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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 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. Top 5 Situations where eLearning can be a Smart Management Decision.

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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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. I 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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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. 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. GlogsterEdu empower educators and students with the technology to create GLOGS – online multimedia posters – with text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds, drawings, data attachments and more.

State of the LCMS with Mark Hellinger

Xyleme

Post Type: Blog post. It seems to me that this is a good time to comment on the state of the Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) market given the many changes in 2012. read more. Industry News

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Science and Faith: A venn diagram

E-Learning Provocateur

Merry Christmas everyone. I 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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Learning to be Great Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

In a previous post , I wrote about the importance of democratizing organizational learning. I 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. However, simply posting materials on the author’s Web site is not the answer either.

Top 10 Leadership Soft Skills

CLO Magazine

Jean Leslie, a senior fellow with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), highlights these 10 soft skills for business leaders. Jean Leslie, a senior fellow with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), highlights these 10 soft skills for business leaders. Self-awareness: Leaders must have an accurate picture of their strengths and weaknesses. Learning agility: This is an individual’s readiness, willingness and ability to learn from experience. Resiliency: Bouncing back from adversity. Political savvy: The ability to influence people to obtain goals. Wise Up On Wisdom

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

Competition Finalist 2: Meeting Learner’s Needs

eFront

This entry was submitted by Bob Little. Traditional elearning fits into the “tutor-directed and closed/ didactic” parts of these continuums but more recent “web 2.0″ ″ online learning materials are moving further way from these points, allowing learners freedom to learn by experience and from exploring other resources. From a strict “learning” perspective, this presents some challenges such as: ˜how do you know when the student has finished exploring?” ” It also raises questions of levels of support.

Science and Faith: A venn diagram

E-Learning Provocateur

Merry Christmas everyone. I 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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Headline Muse

Learning with e's

They have finally done it. Someone has come up with a way to control computers using mind power. And the device is non-invasive. At least, that's what InteraXon, the company who has designed the Muse 'brain sensing' headband wish to achieve. 'It It lets you control things with your mind' runs the sensational strapline for the Muse Headband promotional video. Mind control? action going.

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The Shift Toward Soft

CLO Magazine

Soft skills are at the core of more fluid business practices. The concept of soft skill development isn’t new, but the formalization of emotional acumen in business curricula at the executive level is relatively fresh, Edmondson, the professor of leadership and management at Harvard Business School , and others in the space said. To some experts, a few commonalities explaining the shift toward soft stand out. First, business in 2012 moving into 2013 is far more complex, fluid and interconnected across geographies and virtual networks. The same can be said for many corporate offices.

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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