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Google Plus: Initial Impressions

Upside Learning

It’s been quite an interesting week on the Google front, with the launch of one new service after another. The one making the biggest waves (if you pardon the pun) has been Google+ (plus). Sparks – the content search mechanism is unlike anything I’ve seen; enter an interest into the box and Google fetches web elements that might be related to the interest. Have you tried it?

Google’s Micro-Learning Findings

LearnDash

Major companies around the world are recognizing the importance of micro-learning, including Google. In fact, Google has set-up an entire site on the topic at thinkwithgoogle.com. The site is dedicated to Google’s research and findings as it relates to the way we sell, purchase, and learn with technology. The It is a really exciting time for the elearning industry.

Google Apps Integration in Moodle

Lambda Solutions

This is a new integration between Moodle and Google, allowing you to benefit from the two platforms working seamlessly together. You can choose whether you want to login using Google Apps credentials, Moodle credentials, or an existing identity provider (if your institution has a centralized directory). You will need to centralize the authentication process. Moodle LMS Integrations

Google Classroom – Should You Use It?

LearnDash

As we all know, Google is a force in many different facets of our daily lives. From a formal standpoint, Google scrapped their course builder program in favor of partnering with edX , but they still have other tools that are being leveraged across classrooms big and small. Most notably, the Google Classroom program. This evolution of Google makes sense. online learning

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The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Operations at Google, sums it up best: “Performance. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. moving from traditional performance. management systems (organized as. an annual review process) to newer. performance development systems. organized around real-time dynamics). If the.

Google Course Builder: Initial Review

LearnDash

Not too long ago, Google came out with a Course Builder program, designed to allow schools and institutions an easy way to set-up their own MOOC platform. Naturally, I have some high expectations, I mean, this is Google after all. Here’s to hoping that the development doesn’t go the way of Google Sites. Coolhunting. Data Mining with Weka. Data Privacy and Security.

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How to Create a Leaderboard for eLearning with Google

eLearning Brothers

Google Sheets and a little code provide the solution. know a lot of you use Google Docs every day. You may not realize that Google allows users to develop add-ons and applications on top of Docs using Google Apps Script (GAS). GAS looks a lot like JavaScript and it hooks into Google Docs to enable you to create all sorts of new tools. Google Apps Script.

Big Data at Google

Jay Cross

To see Big Data at work, look to Google, where number-crunching on a massive scale has changed hiring and management practices. Measurements and analytics rule at Google. All people decisions at Google are based on data and analytics,” according to Kathryn Dekas, a manager in Google’s “people analytics” team. Google’s conclusions have a bearing on where CLOs should be focusing their efforts. Brainteaser questions have been banned, Google recruiters no longer ask about grades, and you don’t have to have a college degree to land a job. . What do you do?

Announcing Screencasting in Snagit for Google Chrome

Visual Lounge

Screencasting in Google Chrome is here! Screen recording, the most highly anticipated feature in Snagit for Google Chrome , is finally here! At this time, we’re considering the screencasting feature in Snagit for Google Chrome to be in beta. That’s where Snagit for Google Chrome’s tight integration with Google Drive comes in handy. Watch it on YouTube. It’s free!

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Operations at Google, sums it up best: “Performance. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. moving from traditional performance. management systems (organized as. an annual review process) to newer. performance development systems. organized around real-time dynamics). If the.

eLearning: Finding Google Images You Can Actually Use

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

An alternative to this would be to use Google to hunt down images that specifically fit how you're going to use them. I've written about this before, but thought it was worth re-hashing since I am asked this quite often. While most of the images you find by doing a normal Google image source are NOT okay to use, that doesn't mean all of them are off limits. by AJ George.

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Google’s Android Training Initiative – Will it boost mLearning?

Upside Learning

On the 15th of December 2011, the Android Developer Relations team at Google launched the beta version of Android Training — a collection of classes to help developers build better Android apps using best practices in a variety of framework topics. This is a move in the right direction by Google, especially since many Smartphone users perceive Android apps to be inferior to Apple’s iOS.

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Opening up #learning: Google in the exam room

Learning with e's

He suggests that Google and Internet enabled devices in the exam room is inevitable. Photo by Alejandro Caicedo on Wikimedia Commons Opening up learning: Google in the exam room by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 assessment education examinations Google Internet learning Technology testing

Wearable Technology: Does Google Glass still has the potential to transform Learning?

G-Cube

With wearable gadgets like Google Glass, the device can be worn on the head which projects an image onto a transparent screen suspended in front of your eye. But with all the initial hype around Google Glass, all was not looking up for the device. This will also increase the scope of utilizing Google Glass for training and learning – especially in the corporate scenario.

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Google’s Glass Project – Wearable Augmented Reality Glasses

Upside Learning

Google officially announced Project Glass yesterday. You need to be logged into your Google Account to view this post]. Imagine using glasses like this in the workplace; rather than being connected to Google’s services, the glasses connect with your own organization’s web services. Innovation augmented reality Augmented Reality Glasses Google's Glass Project Project Glass

Why Google Will Enter The E-Learning Industry

LearnDash

When you consider that e-learning (and now m-learning) is growing exponentially in terms of revenue generated, it’s not all that inconceivable to think that a juggernaut like Google would enter the fray to get their piece of the pie. Google isn’t really big on making software, so I can’t see them ever entering the rapid e-learning industry, that seems safe to say.

eLearning: Google Gets Into Online Learning with "Power Searching with Google" Course

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  I have recently written about  how to use Google to search for eLearning images you can actually use  and  how to search specific websites using Boolean operators in Google search queries. Those  Those skills, however, are just the tip of the Google search iceberg. Starting today (July 10), you can take a free virtual course called "Power Searching with Google" straight from the folks at Google. The virtual course will be spread over two weeks and consist of six 50-minute interactive lessons.

9 Google Search Hacks to Make eLearning Development A Whole Lot Easier

eLearning Brothers

The answer to almost all your eLearning questions are in Google, but you need to know how to find them. This post will go over how to find the eLearning problems with Google search. After researching this topic, I found that no matter how much you think you know about Google, you don’t know anything about Google. Did you know you can have Google finish your search?

How Google is Changing Education

eFront

There is no doubt Google has a huge impact on education. million: value of scholarships granted to 2,100 university students; 100 million +: number of views of Khan Academy video lessons on YouTube; 500,000+: videos in YouTube EDU; 15 million +: Volumes scanned in Google Books (An estimated 10% of the books printed since the Gutenberg Bible). Google is even changing our brains.

Google Ditches Course Builder, Turns to edX

LearnDash

Not too long ago, I did a short review of the Google MOOC building platform , Course Builder. The verdict of that review essentially stating that Google has made an “okay” start, but the program could stand a bit of a face-lift. Well, rather than a face-lift, it appears that the Google have decided to scrap the project altogether and head in another direction.

Snagit for Google Chrome Keeps on GIF’ing

Visual Lounge

We were GIFen no clues and it’s still a little bit of a secret but the wonderful Kelly Rush , Product Owner of TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome , has asked me to GIF some ideas on the feature. What also happens is that the freshly cooked GIF is automatically saved to the TechSmith folder on Google Drive. Snagit with Google Docs. Snagit with Google Sheets.

TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome – Keep Scrollin’

Visual Lounge

Sometimes when using the Google Chrome browser, there are certain pages that won’t allow us to open the control panel when you click the extension. Finally, a feature that many of you won’t actually see, but something that we think will help users that are new both to Snagit for Google Chrome, and to the world of Google Apps in general. Region Select Confirmation.

The Google Way of Building A Strong Learning Culture

SHIFT eLearning

Google, of course. Here are four actions your company can take to build a strong learning culture like Google's -- without spending millions: Learning CultureCreating a learning-centered work culture isn’t that important unless you want to attract top talent, give your workers the tools they need to be successful and grow your business. Oh, but you do want those things?

Snagit for Google Chrome: Extension workflow update, animated GIF production

Visual Lounge

With our last major update , we debuted video screen recording in Snagit for Google Chrome. We’ve been noticing GIF screencasts gaining in popularity on social websites like Twitter and Google+, as well as on blog posts and websites. We wanted to make that easier for people and we’re excited to announce that we’ve added animated GIF production support in Snagit for Google Chrome!

The 70:20:10 L&D Model for Developing a High-Performing Workforce

Learnnovators

” ~ Eric Schmidt (Ex-CEO, Google Inc.). Some of the most successful products from Google such as Google News, Google Earth, and Google Local were employee-initiated projects unrelated to its core business! “Too many teachers see education as preparing kids for the past, not the future.” ” ~ Marc Prensky. INTRODUCTION. THE 70:20:10 MODELS.

Recording Skype and Google Hangout Video Calls

Visual Lounge

With technology like Skype and Google Hangouts though, I don’t have to. Capturing Skype, Google Hangout, or any digital video communication can be a useful way to interview and capture the knowledge of subject matter experts. First, recording video and running programs like Google Hangouts and Skype need lots of computer processing power. Before you Record: Machine Preparation.

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TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome™ Beta Available Now!

Visual Lounge

*Video from the  Live Google+ Hangout on Air will be posted here later today. We are excited for the upcoming release of TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome™! Join Join us today for our  Live Google+ Hangout on Air  at 4:00 pm EST. Talk with  Troy Stein — Education Solutions Specialist, Kelly Rush — Product Marketing Manager, and Brian Bennett — Customer Solutions Engineer.

How to Create a Leaderboard for eLearning with Google (Part 2)

eLearning Brothers

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article highlighting how you can use a Google Sheet (with some Google Apps Script) as a leaderboard in your eLearning course. It will be important to read the previous article first in order to properly set up the Google Sheet. The post How to Create a Leaderboard for eLearning with Google (Part 2) appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

Google Steps into the 3D Universe

Kapp Notes

Creating an Avatar in Google's Lively. Ok, so Google did create Google 3D Earth with some pretty cool 3D features as a venture into 3D worlds but now they are jumping in with both feet and offering (for free) a product called Lively. And thanks to Andy S.

Infographic: How Google has changed what it means to do research

eFront

With almost 30 percent of the human population, or 2 billion people, using the internet; and 94 percent of US students equating research with using Google or other search engines, it comes as no surprise that 75 percent of students use Wikipedia and online encyclopedias for research. 1997: Google released. 2008: Google Chrome browser launched. eLearning Learning Tools Google

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TechSmithies Go Google+

Visual Lounge

Google+ is here. What is Google+?". Google+ is a hybrid of the various social tools many people are already using on the web. It's Google's attempt to do social media better than the rest. Posts shared on Google+ are not subject to a character limit and are editable after they're posted. Just remember: we are individuals, too. TechSmith 38

Coming Soon to a Chrome Browser Near You… (Hint: It Involves Snagit for Google Chrome)

Visual Lounge

TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome: 3, 2, 1, ACTION! The Snagit for Google Chrome team has been working hard to capture the next frontier in the Chrome OS and browser. Until then… The Snagit for Google Chrome Team. Not a Snagit for Google Chrome user yet? News & Events Google Hangout snagit for chrome techsmith snagit for chrome It’s free!

Integrate Your E-Learning with Google Docs

Integrated Learnings

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to embed a survey created in Google Docs into a Lectora project. You can learn how to create a Google Survey in Google Docs Help section (creating forms from spreadsheets) or simply search for "How to create a Google Survey". Get the embed code from Google Docs. You now have integrated Lectora with Google Docs.

Google Book Preview of "Learning in 3D"

Kapp Notes

Here is a link to a Google book preview that you might enjoy. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Want a sneak peak at Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration ?

Set Up Google+ Authorship and Get Visible!

OpenSesame

The short answer to that is yes, there are many things, but for today let’s focus on a quick way to help make your course stand out even more in Google. Allow me to introduce you to Google+ Authorship! Chances are good you have seen certain websites in Google appearing with a little headshot next to it like this blog post from our own Katie Hurst. Need help? Contact us!

Paper Cuts

Learnnovators

I’m late to the party, but finally I’ve gotten my hands onto Google Cardboard. I’ve been tinkering with it and, in the spirit of Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week , I’ve decided to share with you what I’ve learned so far. I’ll also share my problems – and there are plenty of them – so if you can solve any for me I’d be grateful! The ROI for Google Cardboard is through the roof.