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New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Everyone loves lists. Lists for the best books written in 1899 (right?), best products that work under water (summer time) and from the e-learning prospective – the best authoring tools. Authoring tools are always changing – some for the better, others for the worst. Therefore, new rankings are in order. Vendors can move up, down or out of the rankings – after all it is on-going.

Fewer Full-Sized Courses. More learning snacks, ePubs, Videos, and Reference Tools

Bottom-Line Performance

This is an excerpt from  Sharon Boller’s  newest white paper,  Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months. As tablets and phones enter the workplace, we also see clients getting excited by “just-in-time” access to ePubs and reference tools. complete. ePubs. Videos.

Using Games and Avatars to Change Learner Behavior

Kapp Notes

A recent article in Wired presented an interesting research finding. Flying around a virtual world as a superhero made subjects nicer in the physical world. The subjects were then directed to either join a tour of the city or to save a lost diabetic child in dire need of insulin. After the game was over, participants waited as the researcher then “accidently” spilled a cup of pens a few feet away.

The future of learning management

E-Learning Provocateur

People familiar with my blog will know that I’m not a member of the anti-LMS brigade. On the contrary, I think a Learning Management System is a valuable piece of educational technology – particularly in large organisations. In other words – and the name gives it away – an LMS is useful for managing learning. think of informal learning. Relevant stuff. Sucker. Enter Tin Can.

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.

The Future of Education. from Isaac Asimov, 1988 #edcmooc

Dont Waste Your Time

This video, a conversation between Bill Moyers and Isaac Asimov in 1988, just goes to show how some people can have the ability to think outside the box of current convention and get it so right. In the 25 years since Asimov’s words here so much has changed, and how his imagination has been so right. Thanks for  @Stephen_Hurley  for the original tweet of this and bringing it to me attention.

eLearning and Documentation: To Translate or not to Translate. That is the Question!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jen Weaver  As global reach expands and local diversity increases, interactions with coworkers, employees, or clients bring us in contact with those who speak different languages. As a result, we are faced with the new demands of a diversified audience coupled with tight budgets, limited time and in an overall downturned economy. Some questions to consider upfront: What's your goal?

User Interface Considerations for Learning #Games

Kapp Notes

In a learning game, the user interface needs to do three things for learning games. First it needs to establish the context/environment in which the game takes place. Is it an office? warehouse, a far away planet? The interface should provide the feeling of immersion of the learner into the environment of the game. Second, user interfaces need to provide feedback to the learner. Avoid Confusion.

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The future of learning management

E-Learning Provocateur

People familiar with my blog will know that I’m not a member of the anti-LMS brigade. On the contrary, I think a Learning Management System is a valuable piece of educational technology – particularly in large organisations. In other words – and the name gives it away – an LMS is useful for managing learning. think of informal learning. Relevant stuff. Sucker. Enter Tin Can.

eLearning on iPads – 10 Bright Ideas

Upside Learning

Sorry! While exhibiting at ASTD TechKnowledge 2013 and Learning Technologies 2013, we seem to have severely underestimated the interest and demand we would have for our little pocket ready-reckoner on “ eLearning on iPads – 10 Bright Ideas ”! So if you missed it or only managed to grab a copy and need some more, we have created a slide deck of it, which you can find embedded below in this post.

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5 Step Process For Learning Anything

Social Learning

How do people with an incredible amount of talent become so skilled at what they do? That’s the question I’ve been seeking an answer to over the course of the last year. After reading numerous books on the subject, there seems to be a clear trend among top performers. The [.] The post 5 Step Process For Learning Anything appeared first on Social Learning Blog. Skill Development

The 5-Day Learning Adventure at Jazan University!

ZaidLearn

Below, are all the resources for the talks and workshops facilitated over a 5-day period (9 - 13 Feb) at Jazan University in Saudi Arabia. Click on the Links to access all the resources shared for the respective workshops highlighted below. DAY 1 DNA of a 21st Century Educator Simplified! Learning Outcomes Discuss the attributes of a 21st Century Educator. Set up your own blog using Google Blogger.

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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.

4 Traits of Successful Online Learning

B Online Learning

For many, the prospect of studying online for the first time can be daunting! The thought of studying without someone right there in front of you can be intimidating. However, those with experience in online learning would agree that online learning is supportive, flexible, personalised and collaborative. Supportive Frequent and convenient communication between learners and [.].

Mobile Learning Implementation: Need, Myths & Success Factors (ASTD TK 2013 – Slide Deck)

Upside Learning

At all major learning/HR/training conferences and events since last 12 months and more, there is a clear change you can notice – more and more people, increasingly, talk and inquire about mobile learning. And there lies our next challenge – Are we doing it right? Here’s a quick summary of the topics that I touched upon in the session, followed by a slide deck of my presentation.

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Quick Ideas about Problem Solving Games

Kapp Notes

Here are a few ideas about creating a game to teach problem solving and creating a game to actually solve a problem like FoldIt. To teach problem solving, design a game where the learner : Assumes a role. Partakes in meaningful in-game dialogue. Navigates a complex storyline. Feels challenged. Immediately is immersed in the environment. Manipulates variables within the game. Assumes a lifelike avatar with a 3 rd person perspective. Interacts with the environment of the game. Forced to synthesis knowledge. Enters an authentic environment. Replays the games with different outcomes. Games

Adobe Captivate: Export and Share Audio and Images

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel      If you're a Captivate developer working with non-Captivate developers, you may be asked to share some of your project assets so those assets can be used in other applications. I had a PowerPoint developer ask to use one of the audio clips in my Captivate project in his PowerPoint presentation. Next, I right-clicked the audio clip and chose  Export. 

eLearning Guild Research: Reconsidering Bloom's Taxonomy (Old AND New) by Patti Shank

Learning Solutions Magazine

Bloom’s Taxonomy—the classification system used by countless instructional designers since the. 1950s for creating learning objectives—has an updated version that brings it into the 21st century. The new taxonomy supports new methods of instruction and a new understanding of what learning. Read about it in the latest eLearning Guild research report!

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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.

Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.3 #edcmooc

Dont Waste Your Time

Week three and into ‘block 2′ of the five week Coursera / University of Edinburgh  MOOC: ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’. Are we leaving the bliss of utopia behind, or will be building on the fear of a controlling and dystopian ‘master’ as we becoming ‘human’? “What does it mean to be human within a digital culture, and what does that mean for education?”

UNESCO presentation why a MOOC should be mobile #mooc #mlw2013

Ignatia Webs

MOOCs are getting everyone excited. While most of the discussions focus on the impact of MOOCs on Higher Education, the focus of the presentation below will be on the effect of mobile accessibility on learner interactions, as well as overall description of the MobiMOOC case (a MOOC course on mobile learning). The presentation will be shown and discussed during the upcoming UNESCO mobile learning week in Paris, France and a short description of the presentation can be found here. If you want to follow what is happening during the mLearning week, you can also follow the # mlw2013 hashtag.

TinCan Curious

weelearning

Here’s my recipe for starting an argument on Twitter: 1. Include the following hashtag: #tincanapi 2. Have an opinion about said hashtag 3. Send You could be enthusiastic, suspicious or apathetic, it really doesn’t matter. For some reason project TinCan … Read more › blog cool stuff tincanapi

Marc My Words: eLearning vs. eKnowledge by Marc J. Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

Is it necessary to communicate all content in the form of courses? There are real reasons to deliver some content as well-designed information instead of instruction. Marc invites us to think critically about what fits the eLearning paradigm and what doesn’t. Emerging Topics Getting Started Instructional Design Performance Support Training Strategies

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!

Consistency and surprise

Clive on Learning

To conclude my reflections on the sessions I chaired at Learning Technologies 2013, I would like to focus on a theme developed by Itiel Dror in his presentation - the power of surprise. Itiel's point was that, when things become routine and commonplace, we start to ignore them. After all, we are programmed to be on the lookout for things that are changing in our environment, so we know whether to fight, run like hell, lick our lips anticipating a tasty meal or put on all our charms to entice a prospective mate - in other words, a typical day in the office. Surprise in e-learning? So why red?

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10. part 1 of 5. People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. Effective managers make stretch. assignments and coach their team members. Experience is the teacher, and managers shape those experiences. These posts offer guidance to managers who want to make learning from experience and conversation more effective. The potential is great. Quite the contrary.

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One Interactivity Builder for Many Authoring Tools

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Of late, some vendors in the e-learning tools industry have started using the word 'interactivity' in a rather loose way. You hear of authoring tools that provide interactivity building features. This leads some users to believe they are getting course authoring and interactivity building in one package! Of course, we do welcome the efforts by authoring tool vendors to help their users build engaging courses. What is important for course designers to understand is that the state-of-the-art in interactivity is further along. Why a separate interactivity tool? There are many good reasons.

The connected leader

Learning and Working on the Web

HBR:  How Poor Leaders Become Good Leaders. They improved their communication effectiveness. They made an effort to share their knowledge and expertise more widely. . They developed a broader perspective. They began to encourage cooperation rather than competition. These four skills, of the nine identified by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, are some of the core skills for connected leaders. Leadership,

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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.

Top 7 Reasons to Use Interactivity in Training

Raptivity

Interactivity, according to techopedia, is the communication process that takes place between humans and computer games. What is Interactivity? In training, interactivity has a broader definition. It is defined as any break where an individual participates in the learning process. [.]. eLearning interactive learning rapid learning Interactivity interactivity in training Training

How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

Visual Lounge

Guest Post by Mike Russell, Creative Director at Music Radio Creative. Adding background music to any video you create in Camtasia will add a whole new dimension to your content. In order to add music successfully there are some simple tips you can follow. I’ll also provide some decent, legal sources of music that you can use in your videos today. Make Sure Your Audience Can Hear You.

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Mobile gives the edge

Learning with e's

Smart mobile phones continue to disrupt our society. They are increasingly pervasive and accessible. For everyone of us who own them, mobile phones are changing our lives, influencing our decisions about how we interact with each other, how we access and consume information, how we work, entertain ourselves and purchase our goods. They can engage with learning content with more freedom. Curtis, M.

Collaboration is a means not an end

Learning and Working on the Web

Collaboration Isn’t Working: What We Have Here is a Chasm writes Deb Lavoy in CMS Wire. Why do teams fail to act the way we think they will? Are Are we oversimplifying the notion of team? What What about organizations? Where Where is the deeper insight on the relationship between teams and organizations? Why Why isn’t a sophisticated vocabulary breaking out? Why

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.

Opening paragraph is important

Dont Waste Your Time

This has to be the best opening paragraph to a book I’ve ever read: “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.” ” Neuromancer , by William Gibson. Yes, I know I’m 20+ years late to this party, but I’m getting there! Related posts: The Future of eBooks … my vision. ‘Kindle’ eBook App.

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Learning and Talent Systems Market Growing Even Faster than Expected

Learning on the Leading Edge

The $4.2+ billion market for corporate learning and talent management systems continues to grow rapidly. Even more rapidly than we expected. Late last year we published our Talent Management Systems 2013 research, which forecasts an overall 22% growth rate in talent management systems with even higher growth rates in talent acquisition and performance management software. Lauderdale, Florida.

Writing & Grammar: Parentheses

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby  I routinely get questions on this mechanical detail in my grammar and editing classes: does a period or comma go inside or outside of the closing parenthesis? And the answer is it depends. The way I think of it is that if the previous sentence was over before you inserted the parenthetical part, and you have a complete sentence inside the parentheses, then the period goes on the inside: We offer classes on writing and grammar. (We also offer classes on training design, but that is a different topic.). And what about commas? Never put a comma before a parenthesis.

Ensuring knowledge flow through narration

Learning and Working on the Web

Can the training department, or learning & development, directly contribute to innovation, or are they merely bystanders? Enabling the narration of work is one area where they can help. When it comes down to it, much of learning is conversation. Work narration already happens outside the organization, and it’s time to bring it inside. This makes the whole programming environment smarter.

5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget

In the US alone, companies spend over $70 billion on corporate training and about $1000 on individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what's the result? Companies end up wasting millions of dollars each year on ineffective training practices.

Being Negroponte

Learning with e's

Learning when there is no school' In 1995 I read a little black paperback book that changed my view on the world. The title of the book was ' Being Digital ' and the author was Nicholas Negroponte. Several key elements of Negroponte's book stood out for me and challenged my thinking. Firstly, he talks of a time when all media will be transformed from atoms into bits. He is well connected too.

Re-thinking Workplace Learning: extracting rather than adding

Performance Learning Productivity

A decade ago the Corporate Executive Board published a report detailing the findings of a study into the role managers can play in employee development. By almost any standards the sample in this study was large – 8,500 cases drawn from 14 organisations across six industries in nine countries. We’ve known about that for 120 years or more. The impact of this latter approach is profound. itashare

Mitchel Resnick’s “Kindergarten Thinking”

Dave's Whiteboard

I’ve been reading All I Really Need to Know (about Creative Thinking) I Learned (by Studying How Children Learn) in Kindergarten , by Mitchel Resnick of the MIT Media lab. This was the suggested reading for the first session of the Learning Creative Learning online course. Resnick’s image of kindergarten learning. It’s like all that  fun drill and practice. scrap of Scratch.

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Podcast: Bob Mosher speaks with Marc Rosenberg

Ontuitive

Marc Rosenberg, performance support advocate, speaks with Bob Mosher on his reasons why 2013 is the year for Performance Support. This podcast is the first in a series that will continue throughout the year. Please let us know if there is anyone you'd like to have sit down with Bob to discuss performance support

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.

Three things

Learning with e's

There are three things we need to know about learning for this generation. The first is that learning needs to be personalised. As I argued in a previous post , learning must be differentiated, because one size does not fit all, and standardised curricula and testing are not fit for purpose in the 21st Century. Personal learning is unique to each learner. Secondly, learning needs to be social.

Study: Companies Waiting Too Long on Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Companies need to start developing future leaders sooner in their career, a new study suggests. Salt Lake City — Feb. 12 Leadership development firm Zenger Folkman's recent study of a Silicon Valley software firm found that companies are waiting too long to begin leadership programs. Less than 5 percent of all participants were under 27 years of age and only 10 percent were under the age of 30. According to Zenger Folkman, there are many benefits of starting leadership development earlier. Source: Zenger Folkman

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