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PowerPoint Converter: FAQs and Tutorial

DigitalChalk eLearning

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for additional information on how to import your presentation. For example, MP4/H.264 encoded video works in Chrome, IE, and Safari, and Firefox on Windows, but it does NOT work on Firefox on Mac. The post PowerPoint Converter: FAQs and Tutorial appeared first on. Our newest element is a game changer. It does work for timed slides, but not others.


Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. think it’s held up rather well. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Because organizations are oblivious to informal learning, they fail to invest in it. “Informal Learning.”

A practical guide to creating reference information: part 2


In part 1 , we examined how reference information differs from other learning content, the purposes it fulfils and the formats that it can take. We move on to explore best practice in terms of the presentation of the information. Be consistent : It is much easier to navigate information that is presented consistently. Online information is accessed using search boxes and links.

Utilizing Social Learning for Workplace Learning: What Can Learners and Managers Do?


It is an informal platform, which is a huge plus for most learners as they find it easier to speak out and share in an online forum than in an actual classroom. Managers need to inform the learners why they created the community or group. Build in Knowledge: Managers should give examples of topics to share or things to post. Social media is here to stay. Learning

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#TK11 Keynote: Google’s Karen Wickre and Ann Farmer

Learning Visions

Twitter = “an information utility” – mostly use them as a heads up on what’s going on – raising information to a level/surfacing it. Example – organize FAQs for the performance management guide Problem: sorting through long lists of FAQs. Solution: tag each FAQ – link to job roles. These are my live blogged notes from Thursday’s keynote at ASTD TK11 with Karen Wickre (Global Communications Team) and Ann Farmer from Google. Writing by individuals not execs. Corporate Comms oversees the internal process for blogs, etc. snappy or straightforward?,

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How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. The great news is that social and informal learning don’t require new systems because learning can take place on the same “platform” as the existing social network, if a company already has one. Third post in a series. Need to share.

How to pair social learning with your LMS for a more engaged workforce


Learning by example. Basically, Bandura’s theory is that human beings can learn by example. You’ve probably seen the forgetting curve infographic that states most people only recall 10% of information learned within just 72 hours in typical training environments. Remember, social learning is not learning in groups but rather learning through the example of others. Here are a few ways to build a culture of constant learning at your organization: FAQs and Forums. Experts can edit Wiki content as necessary to ensure the information is always relevant.

Training in the Reality of Work

This approach gets training closer in space and time to work, but the videos only share concepts and examples. Learning doesn’t take root until someone actually uses that information as part of the job. It lets people access information from their workstations, but still doesn’t support that final learning step. Learning your job where you have to do you job. Learn more.

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Using Blended Learning to Address the Five Moments of Need

Origin Learning

For example, a cloud based IT services provider imparting training about its products to new hires. In the example above, let’s say the new hires now must be trained to understand each IT product and its usage, how one product differs from the other and what are the advantages and limitations of each. For example, “Troubleshooting issues with downloads” or “E-mail not accessible”.

5 Amazing Features That Make UpsideLMS 5.0 So Desirable

Upside Learning

Well defined menus reduce the information-searching time, while the logically defined structure ensures a smooth flow. The new menu style has been adopted to enable users to navigate to the desired section quickly in least number of clicks. A key example is the new design of the Events Calendar where the users can view the calendar and events without leaving the page. 3. UpsideLMS 5.0

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How To Build a Serious Game: Part 1


Instruction Design principles, for example like the ADDIE model (analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation) provide valuable inputs to a serious game. Compare this with a regular, information based e-Learning course, where it is challenging to determine if learners are applying the information that is tied with the performance. Time Pressure is a dynamic.


Examples of eLearning 2.0

Clark Quinn

approaches used in corporate learning settings: Alongside Formal Learning Blog as writing tool Wiki as a collaborative learning tool Editable reference materials (Wiki) Internal / External Product information Process information Sales scenarios Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) / support information Online reference / glossary Experience Capture New-hire blog Maintaining a “lab or project notebook” RSS Reader, Podcasts - Steady Drip Then I ask the group for examples of how they are using eLearning 2.0 approaches. These make sense.

Informal learning from the horse’s mouth

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Every morning, my email is littered with very basic questions about informal learning. I’ve been ranting about informal and computer-supported learning in organizations for twelve years now. I’m the Johnny Appleseed of networked, social learning. In fact, the buzz about informal learning seems to grow every day. Connie: What is your definition of informal learning?

Avoid Learner Overload: Five Rules for eLearning Course Design

SHIFT eLearning

Imagine sitting down at a computer to complete an eLearning course and instantly becoming confused, overwhelmed, and frustrated with the amount of information that is being dumped on you at once. Too often, they are inundated with information, data, and related content and the course quickly feels much more like a lecture and less like an interactive learning environment. Use cues.

eLearning is not the answer

Jay Cross

You have to support electronic offerings with mentors, guides, help desks, FAQs, reinforcement, and organizational support. For example regulations specify push learning for compliance training. Nonetheless, most corporate learning is informal; improving the channels for pull learning makes it more effective. Business learning ROI Informal Learning Web 2.0What happened?

Managers: How To Know When You Need to Add Training


It’s amazing what a simple FAQ job aid can do to help employees provide better customer service. Online Training business goals e-learning elearning Employment informal learning Job Skills learning & development small business tipAnd sure enough, within a few minutes a woman tapped me on the shoulder seeking my professional advice. Recognize what training CAN’T do.

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

It can save millions, reduce frustration, and boost the velocity of information in your organization. Curating these items — selecting, organizing, evaluating, and sharing them widely — multiplies an organization’s return on information many times over. An example: How Jay Cross Curates Content. Here’s an example of a no-cost, one-person curation project. articles.

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7 Tips To Create A Self-Paced eLearning Course


There are so many distractions to contend with, and so much information flowing in at a constant rate. For example, they’re able to contact them via email and can expect a reply within 24 hours. For example, include a step-by-step walkthrough for turning in online assignments. Avoid lengthy paragraphs and highlight key information with bulleted lists.

Top Social Learning LMS Features

Talented Learning

To achieve a representative sample of global demand, we limited each LMS vendor to a single survey response. Here For example, when finalizing this post I became aware of the new SAP Jam collaboration learning platform. “Friending” and “following” – users must become “friends” to share deeper information. Proof of Change? Billboards and news.

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5 Quick Tips to Assess an E-learning Vendor in Just 15 minutes

CommLab India

Such information will help you identify whether the e-learning vendor is ideal to shake hands with. 4. Seek for a Sample Project. If you cannot assess all other points mentioned in this post due to time constraints, the ONE thing you can do is – seek for the ‘no cure-no pay’ sample project. Don’t be Misled by Their Website. Check their Experience. Take their References.

Working Smarter in Social Business

Jay Cross

Social L&D optimizes learning by making it easy for workers, novices and old hands alike, to find the information they need from FAQs and knowledge bases or from coaches, experts and peers. Instead of tracking butts in seats, they monitor the fow on information in social networks and its impact on key business metrics. Continuous improvement. This is a game changer. water.

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LMS State of Affairs

eLearning 24-7

Built-in authoring tool – If you are expecting something like Storyline, forget it – not there yet; unless vendor has a partnership with an authoring tool vendor – example: Claro. App store and/or integrations across the board – example MailChimp. Training communities – not actually part of the system, but provides a wealth of information including how to videos for administrators. Training often comes in the form of webinars whereas there could be many clients on it, rather than just you; videos, guides, FAQ, Knowledge bases. Not close.

Microlearning under the Microscope: How to Incorporate Microlearning into Online Training


Blog posts and articles:   Encourage learners to create articles that teach how to do something, answer FAQs, or tell stories about lessons learned. YouTube, TED, and Khan Academy are often touted as successful examples of microlearning. Coaches (tutors, teachers, and parents) are informed of student progress. Why Use Microlearning Techniques? Microlearning is hands on.

Life As a Startup Marketing Manager


For example, I need to be aware of the product roadmap and new features so I can schedule webinars to address questions and create new FAQ pages on the website. Ernie: What brand do you think is an example of good marketing? For example, they allow customers to create new cards, which gets people excited about their product. think Old Spice is a great example of using alternative media to get your message out. Katie: I think I’m most proud of our blog and the wealth of information it has to offer. love to learn; I’m a lifelong learner.

Flash to HTML5: Do it like a Pro with Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

The second category has fully functional interactivities such as click on tabs, numbers, sticky notes, folders, drag-and-drop, FAQs, and more. Have a look at these samples games developed in Articulate Storyline. Google’s decision to block Flash in its browser has made it necessary for organizations to convert their existing Flash-based e-learning courses to HTML5. Templates.

The Difference Between Technical Writing and Instructional Design

The Writers Gateway

Technical Writing also called Information Development pertains to the software/hardware industries and basically involves writing documents for software/hardware products. For example, if you are working on a BPM product, you will not be able to write effective documentation without getting a good understanding of concepts such as Web Services, SOA, Mapping and so on. So here we go!

The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

Social Learning

Here’s an example: A company is rolling out a new expense reporting and approval system and needs to train over 1000 users. On the flip side of that, knowing you got something right that many others did not can motivate you to cement that piece of information in your long term memory. agree with Clive’s observations on this topic. you have system access when it goes live.

More Answers to Your Rapid E-Learning Questions

Rapid eLearning

For example, Mighty Deals just offered a bunch of illustrated characters for a big discount. If the course is only information, then it’s hard to make it interactive. Create some treatments to show before and after examples of interactive elearning. Sometimes a simple approach to information-based elearning is to create a quick FAQ module. want to get a degree.

Use Your LMS to ???Get Personal??? with Your Learners


Example: Is your name on the Coke bottle? Your SMEs could then host meetups, write explanatory intranet or blog articles, blast FAQ information to departments, or otherwise find ways to fill knowledge gaps. Training related to safety and compliance, for example, is not optional. It is typically not meant for private tutoring or coaching. The Context is the Thing.

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Small Businesses: How to Get Started with E-Learning (Without Blowing Your Budget)


ASTD’s Learning Circuits just published their annual survey of E-Learning Trends and, being the training geek that I am, I’ve taken some time to compare last year’s survey with the current survey to spot trends that may impact my work and inform my interactions with clients. Check out 2010′s chart on the left compared to 2011′s chart on the right. In 2010, 40.6%

Product Review Raptivity

eLearning 24-7

Essentials pack – comes with two Glossaries options and two FAQ – when did those become full interactive experiences that stimulate learning. Upsell to other packs – you see in their description of the interactivity you select, and also in the right panel on additional information. Product: Raptivity. Raptivity is an interaction tool. Welcome to Confusion. Average.

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

Learning Visions

they expect it, informal, interruption, necessary eLearning invented J.I.T. Informal Learning “What’s in a name?” Informal sounds optional. She says “call it performance support and not informal, cuz you can’t get a CFO to pay for informal learning.” FAQs Help Desk SIMS Pod casts coaching ereference webinars recorded webinars instant messaging. 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? Anytime, anywhere”.


On motivation – I took my harp to party


The behaviour of Managers and of Trainers are examples of extrinsic motivation. This informs how we identify and satisfy their needs and so reduce resistance. Through focus groups or Roadshow presentations or via FAQs on a website you can gather people’s questions, concerns and misapprehensions and then deal with them at future stages in this model for change. The Champion can demonstrate how eLearning (for example) can get closer to individuals’ needs; how it can be more flexible, modular, accessible and effective. Part 5 of a series on motivation. Stage 1.

eLearning Tip: The Difference Between Copyright Free and Royalty Free

eLearning Brothers

Look for the “Terms of Use,” “License Information,” or “Legal Agreement” section of the website you are browsing. Some sites have an FAQ page that will answer the question of what legal specifics need to be recognized for the assets they are providing. There are certain legal rights for pretty much every digital asset out there. Public Domain.