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Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. thought it would be worthwhile to pull together these resources. Now What? subQuark , June 14, 2009 Twitter Collaboration Stories eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

Tools For Mobile Learning Development

Upside Learning

Upside is doing a fair bit of mobile learning development and we blog about it regularly. In the process of development, we are often forced to explore the various tools available. want to share some tools which may assist you in developing mobile learning applications. On broad level those tools can be categories into tools for: Enterprise application like LMS, LCMS. Games. Augmented Reality.

Q&A With Student from King's College

Kapp Notes

From time to time, I get questions from students who have an assignment to speak to someone in the field. think those kinds of assignments are wonderful because they link pre-professionals and people learning about the field with people who have been in the field for a while. Those types of introductions and relationships keep the "old timers" fresh and introduce new ideas and ways of looking at things to the people asking the questions. Here are some questions and my answers from a student at King's College. 1. How did you initially go about utilizing the technology? That isn't happening.

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning

Xyleme

I was on Nigel Paine's blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins. There have been countless blog posts about the theoretical potential of the iPad on mainstream media, most notably eBooks, so it was nice to

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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PLE vs VLE

Learning with e's

Three of my third year B.Ed Primary education students, Adam Skill, Danny Houton and James Carhart, have created a most excellent video to accompany their paper for the Plymouth e-Learning Conference next month. It gives more than a nod in the direction of the Lee LeFever Plain English videos, but it's still quite original in its own way as you will see. Reference Johnson, M. and Liber, O.

Webinar Series: The TrainingMagNetwork.com Story

Mindflash

Our friend and guest blogger, Ray Jimenez is co-hosting a free webinar series, The TrainingMagNetwork.com story. Here’s a quick series description: After growing Training Magazine Network for the past two years, we found the same: Learning by growing Training Magazine Network to over 13,000 members has given us a rare opportunity to apply the theories and emerge with facts, best practices and anecdotes to share with our colleagues in learning. In this webinar series, we will share statistics, stories, and insights that will inspire you and guide you in your own implementations.

Camtasia Studio 7 - Sneak Peek, Cursor Effects

Visual Lounge

Coming in Camtasia Studio 7 are editable cursor effects! nice, new feature in Camtasia Studio 7 is that you'll be able to help viewers follow along by enlarging the mouse pointer, making it a spotlight, or visualizing clicks. while you're in editing mode. The cursor now has it's own track on the timeline. You control how (and whether) the cursor appears at any point on the timeline! while.

Text To Speech Synthesizers

The eLearning Coach

Do you like Paul and Kate or are you fond of Mike and Crystal? Personally, I think Charles and Audrey from the UK are brilliant. This is how you start to think about voice characters after listening to them through text to speech synthesizers (TTS). When Adobe included a text to speech application in Captivate 4, I began to think that TTS might be a viable option in certain situations. Of course computer-generated voices do not have the warmth and richness of a human voice, nor can they display the range of talents found in a skilled narrator. TTS is a way to overcome these obstacles. iSpeech.

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.

Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at the Moment of Need #ls2010

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from eLearning Foundations Intensive with Bob Mosher. Here’s a picture! J.I.T. = “just in time” – the acronym was born in 1992. What does this mean to the learner? they expect it, informal, interruption, necessary eLearning invented J.I.T. We equated availability with relevance. Anytime, anywhere”. But J.I.T. doesn’t equate with relevance, because it’s often not targeted. Once eLearning came along, learners starting asking for help! Contextual learning. The promise of JIT and the reality as it played out in the 90s. So welcome to performance support. To support, not teach.

FAQ 9

Confucius 2.0

E-Learning Provocateur

I’m a big fan of ancient proverbs. Sayings such as… Fortune favours the brave. Pliny the Elder. and… Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. - Lao Tzu. …I find truly inspirational. Confucius 1.0. The master of ancient proverbs, however, must be Confucius. If only we heeded these 2,500-year-old words of wisdom!

Top ten tips for reviewing a storyboard

Spicy Learning

A storyboard review stage is crucial as it’s hard to be objective when you’re the one who’s written the content. Here are our top ten questions to ask yourself if you’re the one reviewing someone else’s storyboard. 1. Are the basics in place? Before you even start reviewing the content of a course, check the obvious (but easy to miss) things like headers and footers, dates and page numbers. Are these clear and consistent throughout? 2. Does the format support the right focus? This enables reviewers to focus on the words without distraction. 3. Are you convinced?

Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Adobe Flash Professional is undoubtedly the most popular tool for custom eLearning development. With the help of its inbuilt programming language ActionScript developers can code interactions, communicate with servers, program animations etc. The latest version of ActionScript- ActionScript 3.0 [AS 3.0] was released in 2006. It has many new APIs and better performance which were not available in the previous versions of ActionScript [AS 1.0 & AS 2.0] and is well backed by a great Flash developer community that has contributed in developing many open source frameworks/classes/APIs. and AS 2.0

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.

Acrobat 9: Scanning into a PDF Portfolio

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by David R. Mankin Here's the scenario: You work at a law firm. "Client Z" has a date in court coming soon. You have created a PDF Portfolio for "Client Z." " This portfolio contains dozens of individual documents. There is one document that is still missing--It's a police report from another district. The report arrives just in time. via mail. Not to worry.

3 More Free Tools to Help Build Better E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Who doesn’t like a free application that’s going to make work easier? Today, I’ll share three free applications that might come in handy as you work on your elearning courses. Two of the applications come courtesy of a couple of screencast tutorials I saw the other day. And one comes from a need I recently had publishing a SCORM course. Artweaver. Karen’s Directory Printer. Poladroid.

Facebook vs The LMS: Can Someone explain this to me?

Mark Oehlert

Here are some numbers from the Facebook press room : More than 400 million active users. 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day. More than 35 million users update their status each day. More than 60 million status updates posted each day. More than 3 billion photos uploaded to the site each month. More than 5 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each week. More than 3.5 million events created each month. More than 3 million active Pages on Facebook. More than 20 million people become fans of Pages each day.

VenueGen Announces 3D Meetings for "Everyone"

Kapp Notes

Virtual world provider, VenueGen , recently came out of private Beta to a public Beta (whatever that means) and loudly announced their virtual meeting platform. They call it both visually appealing and easy to use. It has been described as a lot more than Cisco’s WebEx meeting platform, and a lot less than Linden Labs’ Second Life virtual world. A man and his avatar. You just need a browser.

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.

Adobe Captivate 4: Crop It!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel I've been teaching Captivate for years. One of my favorite parts of any class is showing features of the software that even veteran developers of the program did not know were available. Case in point: during a recent class a student asked if it was possible to crop imported images directly within Captivate. The answer to her question was a resounding yes.

#LS2010 Keynote with Jonah Lehrer: How We Decide

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from Thursday’s keynote at Learning Solutions in Orlando. Heidi’s intro: When our learners are taking courses, they are making decisions about what they are learning… _ Jonah Lehrer author of How We Decide and blogger at The Frontal Cortex. Paralysis Analysis” – we get paralyzed by everyday decisions like buying a box of cereal or a tube of toothpaste. just had this feeling.”

What's the Future of Diversity Training?

The Peformance Improvement

I fear that diversity training is losing favor among senior executives and HR departments. What I’m observing might simply be the natural evolution of a workforce intervention, similar to “quality improvement” which has moved from the province of a few experts to the responsibility of everyone in the organization. According to Billy E. The only thing in human DNA is to discriminate.

Let go to move on.

ID Reflections

Have you ever felt free? Really really free? Unfettered, unbounded, untethered? If you have stretched yourself to your limit and beyond to get a really really important project, and then finally gotten it, you are left with a feeling of exhilaration mixed with a sudden emptiness. Do you know what I mean? You hear the sound of rejoicing around you but you are disconnected from it all. realized too!

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.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: To Outline or Not to Outline

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby In school I had a teacher who insisted on receiving an outline before every writing assignment. would love to be able to report that the experience made me an outlining fiend. It did not. found that I could not write an outline until I knew what I was going to say! I had to write my essay, then create an outline based on what I had said. took from this experience the idea that I was just a person who could not write outlines ahead of time. Not until I started writing training materials as an adult did I really learn to create outlines. No wonder I could not outline in advance.

Baltimore's Bid for Google Fiber

eLearning Cyclops

Baltimore has put in a bid for Google Fiber , which is Google's experiment to select one or more trial locations for a ultra high speed fiber network. Here is brief description from Google of what they are planning to build: Google is planning to build and test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. Google

Learning New Skills

Bottom-Line Performance

I want to learn to play video games, because I think it will boost my brain in ways that I am excited about – and I think it will make me a better learning designer. Video games change your brain in ways not directly addressed in the game. One of my favorite presentations, by Dr. Ralph Chatham talked about ways games change the brain. For instance, studies have shown that gamers perform some psychomotor tasks 10 times faster than non-gamers. Gamers can also track more variables in their head. Another study tried a similar approach on older persons. It’s been an interesting experience for me.

The Metaphor of Personal Space

ID Reflections

Personal space is a metaphor of our existence! Here's a little story before I get to the crux of my post. A few years’ back, in an earlier organization where I used to work, I was sent onsite for about 8~9 weeks. When I came back, I found someone else sitting at my workstation. Initially thinking this to be a temporary arrangement, I was deeply hurt to find out that the arrangement was permanent.

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.