The Changing Face of Corporate L&D
AUGUST 15, 2014
These survey results of the UK Learning Trends Index (produced by GoodPractice in partnership with The Corporate eLearning Consortium, The Charities Learning Consortium, Reed Learning and INL Consultancy Work) gives a fresh view on the current state of L&D in UK today. Click here to become a signatory and pledge to promote Serious eLearning. The result? What are the key trends?
The Evolving Face of Embedded Performance Support
OCTOBER 5, 2014
Presentations/Webinars. Moving Beyond eLearning to Performance Support : Here’s a (recorded) webinar from eLearning Guild in which Bob Masher (Chief Learning Evangelist, Ontuitive) shares his insights on moving beyond conventional e-learning to embedded performance support solutions using industry examples in a highly interactive way. What is the trend? Videos.
Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JANUARY 8, 2015
He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. Learnnovators: You say, “We have been deeply concerned about the state of elearning. The Serious eLearning Manifesto is the result.” We support the manifesto and all the 22 principles that it contains. The eLearning Guild’s Guild Master Award (2014). In our webinars, workshops, presentations, and publications, we quite publicly share what we do and how we do it. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W. ALLEN (CEO and Chairman, Allen Interactions Inc.). THE INTERVIEW: 1.
eLearning Conferences 2012
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. The list focuses primarily on the use of eLearning, technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. Series of four webinars offered online. link] Workshop on Technology in Distance Education has been suspended.
A Year’s Worth of Free E-Learning Assets
JANUARY 3, 2012
To ease your burden, I put together a list of all of the posts from 2011 where I shared free elearning assets. Don’t forget to take advantage of all of the free downloads available in the elearning community and next time you’re stuck on a course, feel free to post a question. January 11: Training Magazine (free webinar): Learn to Use PowerPoint for More Than Boring Presentations.
How to Create an Animated GIF From Video in Photoshop
AUGUST 21, 2014
Upcoming Events & Webinars. September 24 | Free eLearning Guild Webinar: Streamlining Your eLearning Production Process for Efficiency. October 27 | DevLearn Pre-Conference Workshop: E-Learning 101 | Las Vegas, NV. We’ve all seen them before. August 26 – 27 | Articulate Storyline Training. November 7 – 9 | Members Gone W.I.L.D.
Learning Measurement eLearning Guild Stuff
Will at Work Learning
AUGUST 25, 2008
Here is a brand new article that I wrote for the eLearning Guild on how to evaluate Learning 2.0 Note: Learning 2.0 is defined (by the eLearning Guild) as: The idea of learning through digital connections and peer collaboration, enhanced by technologies driving Web 2.0. Steve Wexler, Director of Research and Emerging Technologies at the eLearning Guild, and I are leading a Webinar on Thursday September 4th on the current state of eLearning Measurement. I've been busy again thinking about the nexus between LEARNING and LEARNING MEASUREMENT.
Three Ways That These 70 Rapid E-Learning Tips Will Help You Build Better Courses
AUGUST 2, 2011
Things You Can Only Learn from a Real E-Learning Expert : Learn to work with subject matter experts and the tech-savvy millennials; and get a definitive explanation of how to finally spell e-learning eLearning elearning leearning. Three Practical Ideas for Using Twitter in E-Learning : Social media tools are all the rage, but what’s their role in elearning? Do it.
Want a Great Looking E-Learning Course? Here’s a Simple Way to Get It.
DECEMBER 20, 2011
There are three core questions that help guide the development of an elearning course. discussed this a bit in the post on building a roadmap for elearning. For many rapid elearning developers the most challenging part is the first question because it requires a skill set different than training or instructional design. 22: Rapid E-Learning Workshop. Education theme.
Me, ‘to go’ and on the go
APRIL 14, 2011
also have given a series of webinars on mobile for a variety of groups, here’s a sample. Also, with the Internet Time Alliance , we gave a webinar on Working Smarter. Coming up in the near future: As I mentioned before , I’ll be in Sydney for the Australasian Talent Conference talking games and social learning, and workshopping mobile and elearning strategy. In June, I’ll be presenting at the DAU/GMU Innovations in eLearning conference that’s always been an intimate and quality event. The Metro DC ASTD chapter in November as well.
Are These the Three E-Learning Books You Would Recommend?
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
That’s how found a lot of new bands like Mill Vanilli. I get a lot of questions about book recommendations from people just getting started with elearning. Let’s suppose you were on a desert island and in between catching fish and talking to volley balls you had a deep desire to learn more about elearning. Elearning 101. But here’s why I think it’s a must-have elearning book.
More Than 30 PowerPoint Tips from the PowerPoint Pros!
AUGUST 16, 2011
A lot of rapid elearning hinges on PowerPoint. Here are a few posts that cover some of the essentials tips and tricks required for successful PowerPoint-based rapid elearning. PowerPoint tips essential for effective rapid elearning. Of course, many of the tips on the blog are specific to the product and not necessarily relevant to rapid elearning. Use Drawing Guides.
Check Out This Free PowerPoint Template & Tutorial
DECEMBER 27, 2011
It’s that time of year to share gifts, so here’s an elearning template that you’re free to use as you wish. Also, take advantage of the other free downloads in the elearning community. Louis for two days; make sure to check out the sessions below. I’m also thinking about doing some workshops in Australia in August. 22: Rapid E-Learning Workshop. PowerPoint Template.
Why You Need PowerPoint 2010 for Rapid E-Learning
JULY 12, 2011
Starting with PowerPoint 2007, there are many features that make the rapid elearning process much more efficient. detailed some of those features in this post on why PowerPoint 2007 helps you build better elearning. find that there are any features that I use quite a bit, and mostly when I’m building elearning courses. October 25: Baton Rouge, LA (ASTD)—Webinar.
10 Tips to Help You Get Started
AUGUST 9, 2011
I get lots of questions from those who are just getting started with rapid elearning. They want to know what they can do to build good elearning. The same goes for elearning. You won’t necessarily build world-class elearning the first time you build an elearning course. hear so many complaints about boring click-and-read elearning. You are where you are.
Here’s a Way to Make Your E-Learning Course Objectives Interesting
DECEMBER 13, 2011
In the past I’ve built similar elearning courses for organizations that taught their employees about having these disaster kits. When I first learned to build elearning courses the rule was that you HAD to have a page that stated the learning objectives. So the next time you build an elearning course, see if you can replace the bullet point objective screen with something different.
Track Course Completions for Free Using Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
Upcoming Events & Webinars. September 24 | Free eLearning Guild Webinar: Streamlining Your eLearning Production Process for Efficiency. October 27 | DevLearn Pre-Conference Workshop: E-Learning 101 | Las Vegas, NV. Are you creating courses using Adobe Captivate and don’t yet have a learning management system (LMS) for tracking results? Total score.
Here’s an Inexpensive Way to Build a Library of E-Learning Assets
DECEMBER 6, 2011
Over the years elearning software has become easier to use. With the ease of authoring, it’s placed the burden to do all of it on the shoulders of the rapid elearning developer. In an ideal world you’d have all the resources you need to build your elearning courses, but for many of you that’s not going to happen. Join me for a two-day event: 22: Rapid E-Learning Workshop.
Update: Designing mLearning
DECEMBER 31, 2010
The book, I’m now assured, will ship on 2 February. I’m glad to have a firm date, and the only real problem with 2 Feb is that it makes a dodgy proposition of having the book available for the very good TechKnowledge conference (where I’m presenting a mobile learning workshop on 1 February). Well, it’s been a bit of a saga, but there are some new developments about my forthcoming: Designing mLearning: Tapping Into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance. It’s the usual good news/bad news scenario, but only mildly. First, for the bad news.
7 Secrets to Getting the Graphics You Need for Rapid E-Learning
AUGUST 23, 2011
Two things always stand out during these trips: There is no one way to do elearning. Some people build courses, some create marketing material, and some use the rapid elearning software to create multimedia information. One of the sessions I did in Atlanta was on how to get the graphics you need for your rapid elearning courses. October 25: Baton Rouge, LA (ASTD)—Webinar.
You May Already Own the Tools to Create Simple E-Learning Avatars
JULY 26, 2011
If you’re working with a limited budget, a tool like this lets you add some creative flair to the assets you have access to as you build your elearning courses. August 16 : Atlanta, GA—ASTD: I’ll be doing two sessions, a pre-conference workshop on elearning (3 hours) and the other on elearning graphics. October 25: Baton Rouge, LA (ASTD)—Webinar.
Need to Combine E-Learning with Mentoring? Here’s a Simple Solution.
JANUARY 10, 2012
Recently someone asked how to combine their mentoring program with elearning courses. However, there are a few challenges with this type of training and many are overcome by blending elearning content with the peer coaching. That’s where elearning proves valuable. Elearning courses allow you to remove the person from the time and resource pressures of the real world. Elearning modules are excellent for delivering key information that may missed during on-the-job training that’s focused on very specific tasks. 22: Rapid E-Learning Workshop. Common Case.
Supporting the Social Workplace Learning Continuum
JUNE 4, 2012
Additionally, from September I’ll be running an online workshop on Supporting the Social Workplace Learning Continuum at the Social Leaning Centre– but more about that in due course. We need to remember, that (social) learning doesn’t just take place in a training room, but anywhere where people congregate. Want to find out more? Social learning
Do You Know the Answers to These Rapid E-Learning Questions?
MARCH 6, 2012
Recently I participated in an interview-style webinar for the E-Learning Guild. It was a hybrid webinar—part interview and part presentation. If you do webinars, it’s a technique worth exploring. I’ve had a few people ask about the interview so I pulled together some of the questions and answers. Today we’ll look at the rapid elearning questions. This is good.
3 Simple Ways to Measure the Success of Your E-Learning
JULY 19, 2011
At a recent session someone asked, “How do I measure the success of my elearning?”. While we may all use words like “elearning” we don’t always mean the same thing. On top of that, just because it’s built with an elearning tool doesn’t mean that the output is really an elearning course. Many organizations use the rapid elearning tools just to share information.
Are You Asking the Right Questions?
AUGUST 30, 2011
Many elearning developers are working with limited resources. Most elearning courses I see are info-centric and just push content out. Now let’s go back to Urtak and discuss how we could use a free tool like this in elearning. This means you can easily add your survey to your elearning course. October 25: Baton Rouge, LA (ASTD)—Webinar. YOUR E-Learning Survey.
Eric Schuermann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JANUARY 10, 2014
If you look at some of the recent research and surveys done by The eLearning Guild, users absolutely want to be able to do powerful things with their authoring tools. Lectora University is home to webinars, whitepapers, blog posts and tutorials, video demos, how-to courses and so much more. When we introduce new products and new features, we have our customers in mind to make creating and deploying eLearning content better, faster and more effective. He has been serving the company for 14 years in various roles. THE INTERVIEW: 1. Lectora® Inspire is a great example.
How Good Graphic Design Helps Build Meaningful E-Learning
JULY 5, 2011
Because of my job, I get to look at a lot of elearning courses. When building elearning courses, everything on your screen should be there because you intended it to be there. Most rapid elearning designers aren’t also going to be outstanding graphic designers. Many of them are relevant to the types of information seen in elearning courses. Getting Started. Slide:ology.
Who Trains the Trainers?
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
We are trying to use more eLearning because it is cost effective. We are looking for ways to convert many of our classroom workshops to online modules. Learning is measured through post-workshop surveys and tests. Many organizations like ASTD , Training Magazine , and others offer free webinars you can participate in. Are you someone who has ‘fallen into’ your role?
One Simple Trick for Troubleshooting Technical Problems with E-Learning Courses
AUGUST 28, 2014
Upcoming Events & Webinars. September 24 | Free eLearning Guild Webinar: Streamlining Your eLearning Production Process for Efficiency. October 27 | DevLearn Pre-Conference Workshop: E-Learning 101 | Las Vegas, NV. It’s bound to happen sooner or later: you get “that” call from a customer. The course isn’t working right. You want to be helpful.
Do You Have the Skills to Succeed?
MARCH 20, 2012
In a recent post, I shared my recent webinar with the E-Learning Guild and some of the conversation we had around rapid elearning. When I first started with elearning we’d have a team of people working on projects. Most of the people I talk with usually work by themselves and mostly responsible for all parts of the course development from content design to the graphics and then the conversion to elearning. While today’s software has made the job easier, but it’s also made it more challenging for the person who has to develop and deliver elearning courses.
These Simple Tips Will Help You Build the Right E-Learning
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
It’s really an issue with a lot of training and elearning programs. Recognize that elearning courses aren’t the objective. It’s easy to be seduced by solutions because these seem tangible and active, especially with the simple and quick authoring of rapid elearning tools. No matter how hard you try, the elearning course won’t fill those gaps. They’re solutions.
Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It
JULY 17, 2012
Standardized courses and workshops multiplied. eLearning was born. Venture capitalists funded scores of eLearning companies, most of which disappeared in the dot-com crash a few years later. Many of the corporations that adopted eLearning fell under the same mistaken spell that beguiled investors. eLearning. Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It.
Event Recap: ASTD Atlanta Conference & Expo (ACE) 2014
AUGUST 14, 2014
matrix, and a recorded webinar on the topic, here. Upcoming Events & Webinars. September 24 | Free eLearning Guild Webinar: Streamlining Your eLearning Production Process for Efficiency. October 27, 2014 | DevLearn Pre-Conference Workshop: E-Learning 101 | Las Vegas, NV. 25 Things You Didn’t Know PowerPoint Could Do.
Four Tips for Winning a DemoFest Award + 2016 Learning Solutions Recap
APRIL 7, 2016
It usually starts with some new projects and initiatives, and it ends with a bang at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference & Expo. Diane Elkins and I kicked off the week with a one-day E-Learning 101 pre-conference workshop, which is based off Diane’s E-Learning Fundamentals book. This year, like every other year, did not disappoint. Ask for the vote.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Science of Learning
FEBRUARY 23, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. started off reading Clive Shepherds recap of a workshop he attended with Dr. Itiel Doror of Southampton University (UK). Beachward Bound Crowdsourcing: Authoring Tools & LMS Questions My Summer ID Reading List ► June (3) eLearning Authoring Tools Mindmap The Two Faces of ePortfolios The Unofficial eLearning Salary Calculator ► May (9) Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Thanks, gentlemen.
Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & Laptop Illustration
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
My guess is that some of the most common screen elements in elearning courses are computer monitors. They’re nice to use because contextually they fit elearning. Here’s a quick mockup of how you could use the laptop image in an elearning course. October 25: Baton Rouge, LA (ASTD)—Webinar. Learn tips and tricks that help you rethink PowerPoint’s role in your elearning.