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Microsoft One Note Training: What Is One Note and What Can It Do?

OpenSesame

If you’re like most people, you weren’t aware that Microsoft OneNote even existed, much less what it could do. This application is probably the most ignored and most underestimated of all of those found within the Microsoft 2010 suite. However, it is definitely worthy of your attention and more than that – take the right MS OneNote tutorial and you will have mastered an awesome tool

The best of April 2015

Jane Hart

have chosen these resources from over 50 I shared on Twitter last month – and I have included a short quote to give you a taster of why I chose each one. Note: If you are not on Twitter you can subscribe here to get email notifications of the […]. Here is my selection of the must-read posts from April 2015. Social learning

Crash Course For Constructive Feedback

Association eLearning

Leave conflicting notes. One note says, “Replace the word ‘dog’ with ‘canine’ throughout this module.” A second note in the same document says, “Add the sentence, ‘The dog ran.’ ”. Feedback is a wonderful thing, when you can understand it. When you can’t… To quote Captain Jack Sparrow, “Well that’s even more than less than unhelpful.” You get the idea. What did it say?

4 Tips to Writing eLearning Scripts That Sing

Association eLearning

But it flows more “singingly,” because it’s direct, uses several short sentences instead of one long one, and it sounds like a conversation rather than a textbook. One note of caution for lightening your scripts. Interesting side note: A recent Atlantic magazine article by Julie Beck cites research showing the fewer words you use, the more intelligent you appear. 

Sharing pointedly or broadly

Clark Quinn

In a (rare) fit of tidying, I was moving from one note-taking app to another, and found a diagram I’d jotted, and it rekindled my thinking. The point was characterizing social media in terms of their particular mechanisms of distribution. I can’t fully recall what prompted the attempt at characterization, but one result of revisiting was thinking about the media in terms of whether they’re part of a natural mechanism of ‘show your work’ (ala Bozarth)/’work out loud’ (ala Jarche). course) or sent directly to one person.

Learning Game Design Series, Part 4: Game Elements

Knowledge Guru

There are many game elements you can include; this graphic shows 12 common ones: Note: Because there are so many, this post focuses only on the first five. I’ll be covering the others in my next posts. Cooperation gets people working together; competition pits people against one another. Only one person or team wins—while everyone else loses. Conflict. Case in Point.

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Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

One Note:  Open source systems in general are not “turnkey”, which means you have to do some customization to the platform – either heavy customization, adding plugins and so forth.  should note that in the world of free open source systems, a couple of items are starting to show up. Some free open source platforms, offer hosting for an additional fee.  At one time it was all – “on your own servers” or nothing. Everyone loves free, especially with software. Especially, people seeking a LMS. Criteria. Offers plugins, add-ons.

4 Video Game Elements to Steal for Your Next Webinar

eLearningMind

It’s a surprising number and one that might look suspiciously similar to that of the age of your average learner. Now, contrast the sights, sounds, and motivation when playing a video game to a webinar: Traditionally one-note and easily forgotten, webinars are rarely as exciting as button-mashing during a fight game, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be just as engaging.

Creating an e-learning strategy that works

eLearning 24-7

On a weekly basis you are already doing some form of strategy (going to the grocery store, buying stuff online, renting a flat/apt/condo/house or buying one, etc.), you just don’t call it that. Objectives  – What do you want to accomplish with e-learning?  (I should note I define e-learning as online learning). Nowadays, three years is long term, anything beyond that will always change, heck in three years the ice cap could melt and we could all end up on one island or the robots can take over the world, so five years is too long).  You must have one.

Adobe Captivate: Close Caption a Video

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

One note: don't forget to enable the display of closed captioning via your skin editor. by Lori Smith    I received an email from a Captivate developer who was lamenting the fact that her Captivate videos didn't have closed captions. "Sure it's easy to add closed captions to a Captivate slide," she said, "but you cannot add them to a video."

How to add tests in eFront

eFront

Tests are one of the most interesting and significant parts of the training procedure. Type your question text, insert the choices (according to the question type you selected) and let the system know which answer is the right one. Note that in the question text you may insert multimedia files to make it look more attractive. Don’t forget to add an explanation.

eBook: Managing Millennials – Tailoring Your Hiring, Training and Onboarding Strategy

eLearningMind

Skip the one-note training and insufficient on-boarding, and you’ll find that while millennial employees might be fickle, their new ideas and enthusiasm could mean it’s worth your while. Catering to a younger workforce means major changes for the way your organization does business, from hiring to leadership succession planning. Get the full eBook here:  [link].

World of Learning Conference Review

eLearning 24-7

While I am sure that occurred at WOLC, the ones I gazed at, which were presented by vendors, had no sales pitch whatsoever, rather it was all about a specific subject tied to e-learning.  To me that was impressive. Heck, one vendor I know even landed a massive deal right there at the show.  Then again, I have yet to attend a show that offered soy milk, although one time a server actually brought in their own the next day for me – that person deserves a raise! ”  Salesperson’s response, “I don’t know.  No one has asked me that before.”

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

The same tool and method can be highly effective for one person and not effective for others. No Excuses At one presentation someone told me that it was okay for them not to know about tools and methods because "they would find out about them when they needed them." I don't believe that this is really true. No Clear Tool Choices One of the techniques I commonly use now that eLearning Learning has Related Terms is to look at a topic and see what relates to it. Leverage others - this should be one of your tasks - continuous improvement of your tool set and work methods.

Product Review: Articulate Storyline

eLearning 24-7

One photo character – I mean seriously? New Slide – add a new slide to the project (more on that in one sec). Storyline as noted earlier is a robust product and this robustness is seen the moment you decide to add a new slide. One note about this. The ones I used the most (it could be different for you). Main one I did not use. Let’s assume that you decide to “Edit the States”   In this example, I have selected one of the objects on my screen. Notes – I found this feature to be underwhelming.

Microsoft Office 2013

E-learning Uncovered

Office 365 Home Premium (for non-commercial use) and its Business equivalent include the full suite of Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. The Office 2013 label applies to different combinations of the Office applications that sell for a single price for perpetual (as long as you want it) installation on one PC. Office Home & Business 2013: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note, Outlook for $219.99. Office Home & Student 2013: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note for $139.99. The price?

Genre: Mini game

The Learning Circuits

Mini games are "one-note" in terms of gameplay, often focusing on mastering an action, sometimes with a desired message as a backdrop. I think we are going to be using these more for formal learning programs, so I thought I would share a quick overview and, better, some examples: Mini games: small, easy-to-access games built to be simple and addictive.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use. You can never keep up with it all, but access to many experts who are also finding and sharing the lastest tech tools make it much less daunting.

Learning, Net Generation, Mind Mapping, Brain Training, & SharePoint

Big Dog, Little Dog

Uses include knowledge and project management; writing theses, essays and books; creating simple web pages (like this one); note taking; brainstorming - and many others. WHAT WORKS FOR ONE MIGHT NOT WORK FOR ANOTHER. At hour six, I realized two things: The structure of SharePoint is based on the fact that people within an organization inherently do not trust one another.

Customer Complaints, How to Avoid the Traps

eLearning 24-7

Never!&# OR “We work well with every system out on the market, every one of them.&# Okay, you have 45,000 users – but this might be one client, more importantly, if you tell me you have Ford or someone like that – it screams you are targeting Fortune 250 or higher; so I’m a small size client – how important am I to you? At one time, vendors were honest, stating “white papers&# as marketing materials. And by the way, a lot of vendors – will upload your courses for you, when you are moving from one vendor to another. hello?

3rd Party Contractors – Course Builds and Costs

eLearning 24-7

Oh, one note:  My rule is always to find small boutique firms, or 1-3 teams to build my courses.  My perspective: one day uh no. 3rd party contractors/vendors – Creating a Course 4 U. I am a big fan of having 3rd party contractors creating courses. That said, I am extremely picky on who I select and often will use previous contractors who I know can meet and exceed my expectations, as well as my deadlines/deliverables, etc. require all my courses to be built in Flash, to be fully interactive and engaging.  storyboarding plus Flash.  There are items/deliverables, etc.

3rd Party Contractors – Course Builds and Costs

eLearning 24-7

Oh, one note:  My rule is always to find small boutique firms, or 1-3 teams to build my courses.  My perspective: one day uh no. 3rd party contractors/vendors – Creating a Course 4 U. I am a big fan of having 3rd party contractors creating courses. That said, I am extremely picky on who I select and often will use previous contractors who I know can meet and exceed my expectations, as well as my deadlines/deliverables, etc. require all my courses to be built in Flash, to be fully interactive and engaging.  storyboarding plus Flash.  There are items/deliverables, etc.

Product Review: Plateau TMS (Talent Management System)

eLearning 24-7

After viewing the Plateau TMS, my concerns in one area have been eliminated, in others, not so much. Each one can be a stand alone or be purchased as a set, or all three or four.  When an end user clicks on one of the items, a pop-up box appears with detailed information regarding that item. One note: the front end may look different, depending on what module you select i.e. PCS, PL, PS or PP. This may be one of the most irritating of all the features of Plateau TMS. One cannot exist without the other. All come with the Report Designer. Admin UI.

LMS Contracts – What U Must Have, Need 2 Know

eLearning 24-7

Reason: It is simple, if you went into a car dealership, and looked at all the cars, test drove one and said okay, I want it. One note: This is under the assumption you are signing a multi-year contract for your system. What YOU Will NOT Pay ONE CENT FOR (Repeat after me.I am not going to pay for this.I am not going to pay for this.). One year: Worthless. Ahh, you have found your vendor, everything in the world is at peace. Important info below (before we get to the contract info. and more importantly, they are not ripping you off. What about discounts?

LMS Contracts – What U Must Have, Need 2 Know

eLearning 24-7

Reason: It is simple, if you went into a car dealership, and looked at all the cars, test drove one and said okay, I want it. One note: This is under the assumption you are signing a multi-year contract for your system. What YOU Will NOT Pay ONE CENT FOR (Repeat after me.I am not going to pay for this.I am not going to pay for this.). One year: Worthless. Ahh, you have found your vendor, everything in the world is at peace. Important info below (before we get to the contract info. and more importantly, they are not ripping you off. What about discounts?

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Captivate - Acrobat Integration

Adobe Captivate

One note of caution: If your content contains assessments or significant interactivity, then this is not the best mode to publish in. . A typical scenario for creating an elearning course with Captivate is to create multiple 5-10 min modules of Captivate movies that are integrated using the aggregator or the multi-sco packager or by creating your own navigation shell using Flash Pro.

Breakthrough eLearning: Compliance Training: Going Through the Motions

Breakthrough eLearning

This is why our formula for ROI looks like the one noted at the top of this posting. There is a raft of health and safety, environmental, human rights, privacy, and financial reporting guidelines that must be adhered to, and training is seen (and often legislated) as a key component to remain "in compliance." There is no need for an employee to wait for the next offering of a course.