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The Importance of a Learning Climate in Corporate Training

Social Learning

Corporate training is a huge industry in this country, and in many ways corporations are embracing employee development like never before. According to the most recent numbers from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), American companies spent over $150 billion on training in 2011 alone. With a national [.] Training Development Training Evaluation corporate training

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Everything you need to know about Design Thinking

weelearning

(to get the most from The Big Idea) In April we are running an exciting design jam for learning professionals call The Big Idea.  If you’ve seen the schedule you already know that the jam will be based on ‘Design … Read more › big idea blog cool stuff

The Top 7 L&D Pinterest Boards

Voice of Clarity

Pinterest has become popular for collecting fashion designs, recipes and craft ideas. Its clean interface and endless possibilities of items to pin make it an addicting social media platform. But what about its potential for Learning and Development? We scoured Pinterest and came up with the top seven boards for L&D inspiration. Most of the boards emphasize eLearning and technology and surprisingly, many of the pinners are outside of the U.S. Here they are, in no particular order: Amy Roche. Tim Tyler. SHIFT eLearning. Check out Amy Jo Kim’s presentation on game design. Tomasz Jankowski -.

The equation for change

E-Learning Provocateur

Guns don’t kill people. People do. It’s a well-worn saying that Americans in particular know only too well. And of course it’s technically correct. I don’t fear a gun on the table, but I do fear someone might pick it up and pull the trigger. That’s why I don’t want a gun on the table. Like most extremism, however, it’s an absurd construct. branding? profit?

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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Adobe Captivate: Methods for Attaching Voiceover Audio

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    When it comes to adding narration audio (voice-overs), Captivate developers have plenty of choices. You can insert audio using any of the following methods: Object-Level Audio   Right-click any slide object and choose  Audio > Import to  or  Audio > Record to. You can import  wav's  or  mp3's. 

The equation for change

E-Learning Provocateur

Guns don’t kill people. People do. It’s a well-worn saying that Americans in particular know only too well. And of course it’s technically correct. I don’t fear a gun on the table, but I do fear someone might pick it up and pull the trigger. That’s why I don’t want a gun on the table. Like most extremism, however, it’s an absurd construct. branding? profit?

Social Media in the Classroom [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that social media has changed more than just how we pass the time, it has now infused itself into formal learning channels. Although adoption is slow (for instance, only 15% of teachers find value in Facebook, Wiki, and other social networks), time will only show that it will rise. think this is a thin line, but if done correctly, could prove valuable.

Mobile Learning is where the Puck is Going to Be [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

My apologies for the delay in blogging since my last post. have been busy launching my workshop on how to transition from e-Learning to m-Learning. Now that this workshop is up-and-running, I’m back with more thoughts on the mobile learning revolution. Everyone was eager to learn more about how to design learning experiences that are optimized for touch on mobile devices. Send to Kindle.

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.

How to Use a Learning Management System to Solve the I-Didn’t-Get-the-Memo Problem

Absorb LMS

Somewhere among the hundreds or perhaps thousands of e-mails in your inbox, somewhere in the skyscraper-high piles of paper on the corner of your desk, is something really really important. This might be an urgent policy or procedural change. mail has been and continues to be the primary communication media in the workplace. Consequently, many organizations turn to e-mail for such updates.

ROI: The Most Difficult Metric!

Ontuitive

Do you know what the impact of your training efforts are on the organization? Are you measuring them? "Of course!" you say. "We have all kinds of data supporting what we do!" But, the real question is, can you truly make the connection between what you are providing to the business and how that has improved the bottom line

Simple Anatomy of SCORM-based E-Learning

Integrated Learnings

By Jonathan Shoaf. remember the first time I heard the term SCORM. I was a software developer working on a quizzing product that needed to export data to a variety of e-learning systems. It was suggested we should support SCORM. So I researched but quickly got lost in the minutia of details and acronyms -- AICC, CMI, SCO, XML, ECMAScript, manifest, packaging, and API. Wait a minute. SCORM Package.

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How-To Adult Learning

KnowledgeStar

This show was developed in 2010 for an NGO in South Africa has been used all over the place since then. It contains some Nuggets of Truthiness that most people developing learning programs for adults Anywhere and Everywhere would be well advised to learn. Amazing how we miss the basics in our quest for faster, cheaper, mobile. Brain Rules Education Learning

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.

10 Interaction Design Tips

The eLearning Coach

Make your interactions enjoyable and easy to use. Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Interaction Design Tips. eLearning Design

Quiz Design: Recognizing Types of Learning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby  Many of us start writing a quiz when we are sitting in front of our quiz-making software, and the software asks us whether we want a multiple-choice question or a true/false. We then go on instinct to make up a question that we feel relates to the topic just covered in the training. But this method, although it will arrive at a functional quiz that our learner can click through, may not be accurately doing what a quiz should do. And what should a quiz do? Well, measure the learning, of course. What's that you say? You didn't write objectives? that is a skill.

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Instructional design in 140 characters #140id

Jane Hart

When I talk about the power of the simplicity of Twitter, people often tell me you can’t say much in 140 characters. So I then usually point them to the very popular Twitter account @cookbook , where on a regular basis Maureen Evans tweets “tiny recipes”, like the ones embedded below. Whisky Ice Cream: Stir6yolk/2c milk/?c sug&honey/¼t salt in bainmarie until thick. Fill,fold.

Gaming, Story Learning and Feedback Loop

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: The process of developing scenario-based lessons and interactive storytelling modalities require feedback mechanisms both from the participants and co-developers. It has a screen on which you can monitor the source of energy in the car as the engine and battery join forces to power the car. If you coast down a hill, you can see the tires recharging the battery. literally in this case.”

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.

Changing the world

Learning with e's

It's not often you get to talk with someone who has changed the world. That's exactly what I did this week in a glittering lounge in the Carlton Ritz Hotel, when I sat down with Steve Wozniak , co-founder (with Steve Jobs) of Apple. Wozniak designed the first Apple computer, and together with Jobs, set in motion a company that continues this day to mould our use of digital technology. walked over.

What I am hearing and seeing in E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

I know it is only the first full week of February, but just in the past month, a lot has been going on.  Most of it is positive, some is neutral, a few are negative (IMO). It comes from fellow readers who send me e-mails or talk to me via social media. It comes from people I meet at events. It comes from me talking to vendors, buyers, monitoring the industry all the while taking notes and seeing the trends/patterns appear right before my eyes. Web site stinks = product stinks. The same for authoring tools. Is it really that hard to make it user friendly and visual? Most people never complain.

Roger Schank #eli3 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Roger Schank gave a passionate, inciteful and insightful talk about how learning really works and how he’s building businesses on those principles. He raced along and jumped around, making mapping challenging, but his message was apt. design meta-learning strategy

Storytellers Become The Story: Obama and Hilary

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: Results of a neuroscience study explain how storytelling builds empathy among people who collectively listen to it. If plain storytelling could already create impact, imagine what interactive narratives using state-of-the-art technologies could further achieve. Back then, Barack Obama was at the threshold of becoming the first Afro-American US President. They feel what you feel.

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.

Nuts and Bolts: Seeing the Forest by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

Those who are closest to a situation can be the last to notice a problem when it exists. Experts can have trouble getting beyond their expertise to find a better solution. Here’s a way to solve the old instructional design paradox: When you can’t see the forest for the trees. Design Strategies Getting Started Instructional Design

Tin Can in action

eFront

Introduction to the Tin Can API: The Tin Can API is a brand new learning technology specification that offers a simpler and more flexible way of capturing learning activities and sharing them with a variety of other systems – opening up an entire world of experiences (online and offline). Papagelis. How it works: Statements are the ‘substance’ of the Tin Can API. Tin Can in action: TalentLMS.

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10 resources that I found valuable in January 2013

Jane Hart

Although I tweet links to interesting resources as I find them, and collate them in my Pick of the Day , the important thing for me about curation is also taking some time to analyse what I’ve found to try and make sense of it all, and consider how it adds to my own thinking and practice. “Increasingly, going online isn’t something we do. It’s It’s something we are. Instant

Hangout on Personal Knowledge Management and other topics

Jay Cross

Hangout on Air, February 8, 10-11:00 am Pacific. YouTube. Our first weekday Hangout on Air. Attendance was down. Probably not the best weekday to try. In the future we’ll experiment with several different type of Hangout: (1) purely social, the “Hello, stranger Caffe,” Starbucks without the expensive drinks, (2) Hangout on a specific issue, perhaps with SME. me. 9:51 AM. 10:13 AM.

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.