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Microsoft So.cl: An Experiment In Social + Search + Learning

Upside Learning

Last week Microsoft launched a new network called so.cl – pronounced ‘social’ – which is being discussed all over the web. It is described as “an experimental research project, developed by Microsoft’s FUSE Labs, focused on exploring the possibilities of social search for the purpose of learning.” Innovation Social Learning Microsoft So.cl

eLearning: What Happened to Microsoft's Free Image Gallery?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ Walther    In my  Optimizing PowerPoint Design for eLearning & Presentations  class I like to sing the praises of  Microsoft's free online image gallery. Let's say you found this image:     If you found the image in Microsoft's free image gallery, then it came complete with a linked style number. Useless. But no.

Microsoft Office: 2013 Open for Preview

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Last week  Microsoft announced its latest version of Microsoft Office  and opened it for  customer preview. While it does not improve many application features, Office 2013 does clarify what Microsoft plans to do in the cloud to compete with Google's cloud services.  And what about Mac? Don't worry, I'm confused too!)

Internet of Things: Imagination is the only limit

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

have interacted and learned a lot from my colleagues who always push and encourage me to dabble in new things. A few days back, one of my colleagues mentioned about The Internet of Things (IOT) to me. Though there are a lot of ways in which the IOT has been defined, I understood it as a network of physical objects accessed through the internet.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft’s Nightmare, Training at Facebook and Google Shortens Attention Spans

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Topic 2: How do poor reviews of Microsoft Surface and Windows 8 affect the future of Microsoft? For many companies, it’s hard to imagine a work world without Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office. However, Microsoft’s recent product launches have yielded disappointing results. There is no doubt the internet affects the way we consume content.

Salman Khan Uses Microsoft Paint to Inspire Learning

ZaidLearn

As far as I know, his formula to create learning content is quite unique: Microsoft Paint is his blackboard (Who needs PowerPoint?), Well, you still need a computer device and Internet (unless the content is downloaded), but it would still be a great start. Audio upload alternative: Internet Archive ). which he uses to draw and illustrate step-by-step what he is explaining.

What does the Internet of Everything mean to you?

Learning and Working on the Web

“Cisco believes that many organizations are already experiencing the Internet of Things (IoT)—the networked connection of physical objects. The Internet of Everything is the next step in the evolution of smart objects—interconnected things in which the line between the physical object and digital information about that object is blurred. – Cisco on Slideshare.

Is Microsoft Surface a Major Step Backward for mLearning?

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The tech world has been buzzing about Microsoft’s announcement of the new Surface tablet. Microsoft Surface is supposed to do everything and more… but did Microsoft miss the point when it comes to creating a truly “mobile” experience? This makes plenty of sense if you consider Microsoft’s largest customer base: businesses. Mini-Display port.

Is Microsoft Surface a Major Step Backward for mLearning?

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The tech world has been buzzing about Microsoft’s announcement of the new Surface tablet. Microsoft Surface is supposed to do everything and more… but did Microsoft miss the point when it comes to creating a truly “mobile” experience? This makes plenty of sense if you consider Microsoft’s largest customer base: businesses. Mini-Display port.

Should You Update Your Internet Browser? (Hint: Yes!)

OpenSesame

Often when we encounter learners who are having trouble accessing our courses, it is as a result of Internet browser issues. mean, yes, I knew that a browser is what you use to access the Internet, but I didn’t know much beyond that.) Browsers also affect Internet speed and how new technology is displayed. For example, Microsoft no longer supports Internet Explorer 6 (even though it still runs on certain operating systems). And after January 12, 2016, Microsoft will end support Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8.

The browser you loved to hate

E-Learning Provocateur

That’s the tag line for Microsoft’s latest promo for that much maligned browser, Internet Explorer. In other words, it’s un-Microsoft. browsers browser humor humour Internet Internet Explorer Microsoft the browser you loved to hate weblove it! It’s irreverent, it’s cheeky, it’s self-deprecating.

The browser you loved to hate

E-Learning Provocateur

That’s the tag line for Microsoft’s latest promo for that much maligned browser, Internet Explorer. In other words, it’s un-Microsoft. browsers browser humor humour Internet Explorer Microsoft the browser you loved to hatelove it! It’s irreverent, it’s cheeky, it’s self-deprecating.

Unified Organizational Strategy

The Peformance Improvement

This cartoon by Manu Cornet first made the internet rounds a couple of years ago but still has relevance today. It appeared again in a recent issue of The New York Times business section as part of a story about the reorganization of Microsoft. . Leadership Organization Culture Teamwork Adam Bryant Manu Microsoft organization chart scorecard trust The problem is trust.

Do You Walk To Work or Carry Your Lunch? Putting Content Into Context. Part II.

Social Learning

When verbally describing performance support I have referred to it as a Microsoft-Help- that-actually-works.  I don’t know about you – but I have used Microsoft Help only a couple of times and it is a very frustrating exercise.  performance support EPSS Microsoft Help mobile applications mobile learningLearners will give up.  They are frustrated. What they need is access. 

How SharePoint is helping change the way we blog

SharePoint and Assessment

Whereas WordPress, Blogger or any other blog site is set up so that you are swiftly blogging on the internet, SharePoint creates a natural environment for blogging within an organization. Commentary 70+20+10 Blogs Informal learning Julie Delazyn Microsoft SharePointThis, when you stop to think about it, is revolutionary.  If you are a coding junkie, you can do a lot more.

How SharePoint is helping change the way we blog

SharePoint and Assessment

Whereas WordPress, Blogger or any other blog site is set up so that you are swiftly blogging on the internet, SharePoint creates a natural environment for blogging within an organization. Commentary 70+20+10 Blogs Informal learning Julie Delazyn Microsoft SharePointThis, when you stop to think about it, is revolutionary.  If you are a coding junkie, you can do a lot more.

Integrating with SharePoint : Intranet to Internet

SharePoint and Assessment

At the time was I was working in an academic environment where Microsoft was neither popular, nor a particularly good fit for such an heterogeneous technology environment. SharePoint was a natural choice for developers who were already using a Microsoft platform to work on and who wanted to develop a website. Interestingly, the expectation that Microsoft technologies tend to be adopted by the core IT department and pushed out to (sometimes reluctant) departments has not been the norm. So why was I surprised? The experience of SharePoint seems to be the reverse.

Is your elearning ready for IE11?

Kineo

So, I know you've probably only just got over the news that Microsoft were dropping support for Windows XP - but I'm afraid to say I've got more bad news for you on that front: Microsoft is ending support for all previous versions of Internet Explorer, except for the most recent IE11 version. This is scheduled to happen on 12th January 2016 , which if you are paying attention to your calendar, is just around the corner.    .

eLearning: Attention, Attention!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

According to Microsoft and an article  published online by Time , we now lose our concentration in a mere  8 seconds. "   According to the article, "Microsoft found that since the year 2000 (or about when the mobile revolution began) the average attention span dropped from 12 seconds to eight seconds." Of course not, that would be silly. 15 seconds! Does

Microsoft Office 2013

E-learning Uncovered

Unless you’ve been buried so deep in an e-learning project you haven’t come up for air, you’re probably aware that Microsoft released to consumers the new version of Office last week. I’ve heard a lot of questions about the different versions and purchase options, so I thought I’d try and clear up some of the confusion surrounding the new Office suite. Most questions about the new Microsoft Office sound something like this, “Are Office 365 and Office  2013 the same thing? Are you buying the new Microsoft Office? If not, what’s the difference?” The price? But should you?

Skills of Gamers, Microsoft Build Keynote, and Compliance Training: This Week on #BLPLearn

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Microsoft Build Keynote. Watch Microsoft’s Three-hour Build Keynote in Just Nine Minutes. #BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog.

SharePoint Best Bred for Education?

SharePoint and Assessment

Thought leader interview with Ray Fleming of Microsoft Australia about SharePoint’s place and future in Education. Ray, what do you do at Microsoft? I’ve worked in education IT for 25 years, and for the last 5 years, I’ve been with Microsoft. Where do you see SharePoint being used in Education? In the UK, over 80% of universities are using SharePoint. think that’s changing.

How are you going to “add new value” to your eLearning?

Coffee and Design

For example, take Microsoft, Google, and Facebook to name some small ones. Both Microsoft, Google, and Facebook would not be as successful as they are today if they hadn’t succeeded in both of these. Microsoft is more than just an OS provider. In 2011 alone, for example, Microsoft reported more than $50 billion in cash reserves. More importantly the ones that we know.

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Her advice and designs have been used by organizations that include Microsoft, Pfizer, the US Army, Barclays, and the US Department of the Interior. think the ability of people to solve their own problems has increased dramatically with the internet, and instructional designers need to go with that flow. ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an  internationally recognized speaker and writer  dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. She’s also an in-demand webinar presenter with an irreverent style. THE INTERVIEW: 1.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft Touchscreens, Developing HTML5 Apps and March Madness Apps

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Microsoft seems to be spending more money and talking about R&D more than anyone these days. What do you think of Microsoft’s increased R&D efforts? Microsoft is Talking About the Future A lot. We discuss three topics a week and the chat lasts around 30 minutes. We’re shaking things up in 2013 here at #TalkTech! Ted S. Warren/Associated Press. March Madness!

How To Fill The Void of Missing Powerpoint Clipart

eLearning Brothers

Due to the “internet of things,” Microsoft Office decided to kill off their Clipart library in December 2014. From what we can tell, the main reasons for this move by Microsoft is three-fold. If you are feeling the void of Microsoft’s Clipart Library, overcome these challenges by subscribing to the eLearning Template Library.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Is Facebook the next Microsoft?

Learning Visions

Thursday, July 26, 2007 Is Facebook the next Microsoft? Have you seen this article from TechCrunch: Could Facebook Become The Next Microsoft? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:14 PM Labels: facebook 2comments: Davidsaid. No, Google is. They have collaborative Apps, tons of free services and they let developers/anyone run freely with their widgets. Theyre letting the world help them create new revenue models - but then ensuring that theyre everywhere.and they really ARE everywhere. eLearnin.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft Acquires Yammer, Jane McGonigal’s SuperBetter #g4c and Apple’s New Podcast App

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Microsoft Acquires Yammer – Enterprise Social Media on the Rise. Microsoft has taken noticed and acquired the service, undoubtedly to integrate it into the Microsoft Office suite of products. What are Microsoft’s plans for Yammer and how will this affect companies’ desires to integrate social media into their learning and development? Billion.  2.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft Acquires Yammer, Jane McGonigal’s SuperBetter #g4c and Apple’s New Podcast App

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Microsoft Acquires Yammer – Enterprise Social Media on the Rise. Microsoft has taken noticed and acquired the service, undoubtedly to integrate it into the Microsoft Office suite of products. What are Microsoft’s plans for Yammer and how will this affect companies’ desires to integrate social media into their learning and development? Billion.  2.

Gamification in ACTION

Learnnovators

Elevation of Privilege – a card game developed at Microsoft to help developers learn threat modeling (security vulnerability analysis) in a gameful way. It will also amalgamate further with the power of other emerging technologies such as Big Data Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT), providing us with more powerful gamified experiences. Karl Kapp. Surveys. What is the future?

Microsoft Surface

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

It has possibilities such as gaming, co-authoring, sharing, Internet access, multimedia and rich interactive application development. Amazing is the word to describe it. Please do visit it at Surface. This is really much much more than a touch screen. It recognizes physical objects like digital cameras, mobile phones and Zunes and enables sharing of files and data between them. It allows you to use your hand movement to perform routine actions and use smart applications that can exchange information. Innovations classroom learning surface

Internet Safety: Educational programs for parents and kids

Take an e-Learning Break

12% of 9-16 year olds say they have been bothered or upset by something on the internet… however, 56% of parents whose child has received nasty or hurtful messages online are not aware of this. Here are some safe Internet resources I found - please share them with your children, family and friends.We all have a role to play in ensuring that every child is safe online. link] AT&T's Safety Land is a nice game through which kids learn and practice recognizing danger on the Internet. I recently read a Facebook entry by one of my “tween” relatives that disturbed me.

Is your elearning ready for IE11?

Kineo

So, I know you've probably only just got over the news that Microsoft were dropping support for Windows XP - but I'm afraid to say I've got more bad news for you on that front: Microsoft is ending support for all previous versions of Internet Explorer, except for the most recent IE11 version. This is scheduled to happen on 12th January 2016 , which if you are paying attention to your calendar, is just around the corner.    .

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer. Some examples of learning objects include Microsoft® Word or PowerPoint files, PDF files, video, and audio. SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?! In short, Andragogy is another way to say adult education.

It’s Happening…

Tom Spiglanin

While only a few defended the L&D department as being necessary, Jane also included the thoughts of her Internet Time Alliance colleagues who took a more moderate view. Microsoft’s Office 365 is the bread and butter of getting work done in large corporations around the world, and it encourages collaboration across entire organizations. agree with this thinking. tomspiglanin.

Salman Khan Uses Microsoft Paint to Inspire Learning

ZaidLearn

As far as I know, his formula to create learning content is quite unique: Microsoft Paint is his blackboard (Who needs PowerPoint?), Well, you still need a computer device and Internet (unless the content is downloaded), but it would still be a great start. Audio upload alternative: Internet Archive ). used to use ScreenVideoRecorder($20) and Microsoft Paint (Free).

5 ELearning Trends You Should Know

LearnDash

More Emphasis on Active Learning - In its raw early form, elearning looked a lot like Microsoft PowerPoint wrapped in a pretty package. Think about the number of infographics that are floating around the internet today. Elearning has evolved quite a bit in the past 10 years. Everything from the way the courses are presented to the images used within them (remember ClipArt?). What constitutes quality elearning design and delivery is as cyclical as the fashion industry. For example, one year drop-shadows were all the rage and the next it is all about flat design. elearning

Which Internet browser is best for learning professionals?

Learning Journeys

Perhaps the question should be, “ What is your favorite Internet browser? ”   And the logical follow up:   “ Why? ”. I've tried a number of browsers over the years, but I always came back to “old reliable” Internet Explorer.   My primary reason for sticking with Microsoft's Internet Explorer all these years was simply that I could depend on it to render web pages correctly. According to Market Share , 72.22% of all Internet browser usage for the third quarter of 2008 belonged to Internet Explorer. I realize that's a loaded question.

Future Technologies – Get Ready because they could change the way we learn online

eLearning 24-7

For those who are saying this is (IoT) yes you are right.  Uh, IoT – internet of things. IoT) – Internet of Things. Internet Plus. In China, they are working on “Internet Plus”  . “Internet Plus” integrates mobile net, cloud computing, big data and IoT to help in the development of e-commerce among other things.   What if “Internet Plus”, is used for online learning instead? Say out loud learning technology and the two words just seem not to go together. Learning? You mean the classroom?  Technology? 

20 eLearning Blogs You Simply Have to Bookmark

eLearning Brothers

As a speaker and adviser she is in very high demand, and her impressive resume includes companies such as Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, FedEx, and even the American Government, amongst a multitude of others. 2. One of the most socially shared eLearning blogs on the internet. 9. Here are a few blogs that you simply must bookmark and read on a consistent basis: 1. Cath Moore.

Mobile Learning – Is it melting away?

eLearning 24-7

The majority of LMS vendors see the native app as nothing more than using your mobile web browser to go to the LMS –  in other words, you have to internet connectivity – despite the fact that in the tablet space, more people purchase them with Wi-Fi. Microsoft announced months ago, that they were going to target the Enterprise market for their smartphones.  I can count on two hands, the number of vendors who have a native app for the latest version of Windows OS.  The other day, I was listening to the classic 80’s tune, I Melt With You.  Right there. Bottom Line.

2015 top 10 tools for learning

Clark Quinn

Skype: the Internet Time Alliance maintains a Skype channel where we regularly discuss issues, and ask and answer each other’s questions. Microsoft Word: My writing tool for longer posts, articles, and of course books, and writing is a powerful force for organizing my thoughts, and a great way to share them and get feedback. 99.99% of the time) provides me with links that give me the answer i need. Twitter: I am pointed to many amazing and interesting things via Twitter. Omnigraffle: the diagramming tool I use, and diagramming is a great way for me to make sense of things.

Skype 74

One Step Behind

eLearning 24-7

Another cool capability available today, is internet television, whereas you can view in real time programming from around the world, free – via your browser. Lets make no mistake that companies such as Google, Microsoft (already a player in the education sector) and especially Apple could make this happen – immediately. learning e-learning vendors elearning m-learning craig weiss E-Learning 24/7 future mobile learning streaming from internet technologyWhat is surprising is that this is nothing new. It is understandable.sort of. It was revoluntary.  The vendor?

New (and free) Lego Mindstorms Software from Microsoft - NorthStarNerd.Org

eContent

NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « Internet Innovation Tools | Main | Good Bye Bell Labs » August 08, 2006 New (and free) Lego Mindstorms Software from Microsoft Ive been seriously remiss in not posting any Lego news recently.

25 eLearning tools you need to have

LearnUpon

Tool: Microsoft Office Suite. What it does: No list of eLearning tools would be complete without Microsoft Office, the popular package of productivity software programs. Why it’s great for eLearning:  The Microsoft Office Suite has lots of major applications in eLearning. What it does:  Many eLearning professionals use Google Docs as an alternative to Microsoft Office.