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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. I don’t. I think of informal learning. Relevant stuff.

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.

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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. I don’t. I think of informal learning. Relevant stuff.

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

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 [.].

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

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.

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

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. 

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?

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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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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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.

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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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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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

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.

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

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.

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.

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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Smashing Visually Interactive Story eLearning

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: Developing outstanding visual story eLearning modules requires careful planning, collaboration and implementation. The New York Times’ Snow Fall, an online multi-media news report, is a perfect example of well-planned and well-crafted visual storytelling. Snow Fall is a story about the plight of three people who were killed by a huge avalanche at Tunnel Creek. Click to watch Snow Fall.

A Manager Perspective to Managing Change in Learning: Part 4

Connect Thinking

Over the last several weeks I’ve blogged about change management when introducing technology (e-learning) to a learning strategy (see Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 ). Today is the fourth post on the topic of change management, this time thinking about what managers need to know and do to be part of the change. Managers play a vital role in encouraging staff to engage with online learning. .

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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] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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