New eLearning Projects Approved
MARCH 9, 2011
Well I am pleased to say that the eLearning project proposals have all been approved. We are currently in the process of generating an instance of Open Simulator for one and the iPad’s will be arriving soon for the other. One late request was from myself for the acquisition by the college of a licence for Wimba Create. For those of you out there who remember courseGenie, Create is the new incarnation. This is in fact all part of our phased Moodle rollout, detail below. So a busy time ahead and of course some more frequent postings to this blog and of course to our blog for Open Sim
Making Mobile Learning Work
JULY 1, 2011
Thinking about and talking to the project team as I am right now regarding the likely and best use of our new iPad’s when the initial project ends. have started to look around the net and came across this really interesting publication ‘ Making Mobile Learning Work’ , this is a free pdf from escalate featuring five mobile learning case studies. regards Barry
Running The Survey
NOVEMBER 9, 2012
If you would like to see a pdf of the finished product as it stands at the moment, then please follow this link to a pdf , a little untidy as I simply took a screen copy from Moodle to Word Following the trial of our eILT skillset questionnaire for staff, where I ran it past a sample of nearly twenty, this week I applied the finishing touches and launched the survey for real.
Preparing for elearning the first run
OCTOBER 21, 2011
After the initial production work we exported the material in scorm format and upload onto the vle. This week finally saw the launch of the third phase of our Moodle vle roll out at the college with the delivery of a new 2 hour cpd staff training session Preparing for e-learning. Please stay in touch for future posts and feel free to comment. Barry Spencer e-Learning Project Coordinator
Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI
Final overall change for the business as a result of the training program, i.e., Improved quality, improved production, decreased costs, increased job satisfaction, reduced problems or accidents, increased sales. 5. Let’s look at an example of each type of objectives: - Course objective: Learners will be able to make 5 entries in a production database in 10 minutes. But because.
Training and Workshops
SEPTEMBER 17, 2011
Apart from all the very predictable events and chores of a post enrolment week, I have managed to get a good amount of time both in college and out for the production of new phase 3 vle training notes. If you have read any my earlier posts on this then you will recall that I am using Wimba Create as the tool to leverage Word skills in the production of eLearning content.
Preparing for eLearning
MAY 17, 2011
Toady I managed to get5 approval for the third and final level training, which is going to be centered around the design, production and storage of eLearning content. If you have been following this blog recently then you will no doubt have come across my Moodle trading level document that I posted on. features. Comments welcome, regards Barry
Creating a Moodboard
DECEMBER 6, 2010
One of my courses this year is in Website Production, and I was interested to see that the design stage included a moodboard, I was a little unclear about exactly what that meant exactly, so I decided to make a start with Wikipedia. Of course I then anticipate the next question from my students, what should we use to create a moodboard. Olioboard is a free web based “moodboard creator”.
New Experiments in e-Learning
SEPTEMBER 19, 2010
demonstrated how we would be using the various resources that it has available, and wound up with an invitation for them to contribute to their own learning resources for the Website Production module by contributing to an online Glossary. At the end of the class I suggested that they might like to join my Facebook; so much faster communication than college email for some reason!
Teaching and learning C online
SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
If the institute make use of a licensed product, as we do, then students either have to purchase it, or make use of a freeware or trial version. Having students using different products can cause a few difficulties, certainly in the early stages of the course, and so finding a solution to this has not been immediately obvious. Feedback welcome Barrys
OpenSim and virtual worlds
NOVEMBER 4, 2009
So if you find yourself teetering on the edge of getting onvolved with SL, this video should give you some confidence in the likely persistent nature of the product. Anyway I built a Spot, and trialed it with my students with really encouraging results. But again be reassured, we have been running SL in one lab for around 18 months now and no problems.
Captivating Moodle Scorm
OCTOBER 21, 2008
The down side of course is that being a licensed product captivate will cost you money, the upside being, it actually works.!!! Should you be a regular reader of this blog, then you will no doubt have picked up that we have experienced a number of aspiring highs and avalanching lows in our attempts to deploy Scorm materials.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
The final product shows a direct link between the training and the goals of the. Instructional design approaches, current thinking and modern production values aside, a. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success. By Megan Torrance, CEO TorranceLearning. Off-the-shelf (OTS) courseware is a growing market attracting both customers and venture. capital. of learners. You’re.
Books and eBooks
MAY 15, 2008
Certainly there does seem to be a case for the production of content that departs from our more traditional model of chapters and indexes following a comment from a delegate who reported the difficulties that one cohort of students had identified, that certain sections of books ’do not seem to read very well’; the section in question turned out to be the index!
Moodle Journal - Untitled Article
JANUARY 11, 2010
If you would like to know more about Edmodo then I recommend you take a look at their blog , and of course please feel free to reply to this posting if you have any views or experience of what looks could become a very useful and popular product Are you trying to Twitter with students, I like to, but network filtering has started to become more than a problem of late. So how about a microblogging system that has been designed specifically for teachers and students? If you have not seen it yet, then take a look at Edmodo. Students on the other hand can belong to multiple groups.
ECDL Running on Moodle
APRIL 20, 2006
Our ECDL course team, who in recent times have been making very productive use of Smart Groups for their communication with remote working students, have as a result of growing problems incurred through increasingly long delays in message delivery, have requested a Moodle account as a replacement system.
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
Dispersed product information. Top-performing sales reps of leading organizations are masters of market knowled- ge, customer needs, their products and services, their value, their competition, and. To contact Docebo, please visit: www.docebo.com BUSINESS VELOCITY New product releases and updates, growing customer needs, shifting market. training, such major product launches.
Staff training - student induction
AUGUST 28, 2005
Up until now Moodle induction for students has been carried out by either IT lecturers or e-Learning Contacts, but this year’s new intake by necessity will be inducted by staff across the board, which has required the production of more extensive notes.
Across the chasm
NOVEMBER 27, 2005
Whether you are selling products or ideas it makes some thought provoking predictions with regard to the adoption of new technology. The end of this term will mark the completion of phase one for our Moodle rollout and staff numbers are currently just over 100. always had a concern, borne out of experience I must add, that the numbers just would not materialise to make the second and third phases a going proposition. Basically you have to get past that minimum, which is what you may ask? And please feel free to get back and share you own experiences on this one
Generating new interest
MAY 5, 2005
A very promising visit from another local college of FE and HE with regard to Moodle uptake, it seems almost certain that they will elect to make use of the VLE in favour of other products. I am also having some success in the area of six form colleges, with invites to visit IT managers and members of senior management teams on the subject
The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity
JUNE 23, 2016
BYOD policy also makes it easy for employees to access corporate data and online training materials, which can increase productivity. Of all the benefits listed here, increased productivity usually pleases company leaders most. Some organizations choose to implement BYOD solely for the purpose of augmenting productivity. Access only to non-sensitive systems and data. Jeffrey A.
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
more information than ever before to keep up with growing product complexity, highly. more knowledgeable in their jobs, whether it was safety knowledge, product knowledge, customer services practices or policies and procedures10. Issues around increased product complexity, intensified. continuously reinforce major learning events to drive product knowledge every day has.
Product Review – Adobe Captivate Prime LMS
AUGUST 27, 2015
The name alone “Adobe” is a strong brand, highly recognized in the tech industry. If you are a fan of Adobe products and love Captivate the authoring tool or Connect, then having the LMS wouldn’t be out of the question. If you do not have those Adobe e-learning offerings, but have Adobe products, again, it is not out of the realm to see you purchasing the solution.
FEBRUARY 9, 2012
Here is the concept of Social Production as Tony and I covered in “Learning in 3D.” ” Social production is the means by which a software operating system or a digital encyclopedia can be created without the need for a large centralized hierarchy. In the past such forms of social production were limited and bounded in nature. Today, social production is being leveraged much less by the traditional enterprise than it is by the entrepreneurial start up. They might even work together to develop some code. definition
Can Elearning Improve Productivity?
AUGUST 19, 2014
One of the most elementary goals of any business is to increase its productivity. In an effort to increase it, innumerable studies have been conducted across organizations of different industries to determine the causes of low employee productivity. A few reasons are common to the results of all these studies: low employee motivation and poor management. Let us find out. First name.
5 Tips to Effectively Reinforce Your New Product Knowledge Training
JUNE 22, 2016
Even though you have an outstanding sales force and extraordinary marketing team, without effectively training your sales team, your new product launch may not be successful. So, for a successful launch, especially for B2B organizations, product training should be initiated long before the launch stage of the product. Product Training Mobile Apps. Short Product Videos.
7 Secrets for Measuring Training Program ROI with People Analytics
to collect, analyze and act on people data to predict employee productivity and growth. performance and productivity. growth and produce productive employees – faster. Don’t be a sissy: Be productive. more product than the others and tend to like their work more. 7 Secrets for. Measuring. Training Program. ROI with People. companies believe that. obstacle. level.
Your Product Launch Training Questions Answered
MARCH 31, 2015
A few weeks ago, several hundred people joined Leanne Batchelder and myself for a webinar on product launch training. Hosted through Training Magazine Network, the session is called Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: How a Curriculum Drives Success. Clearly, product launch training is a high-priority issue in many organizations. What about customer training?
Evaluating SaaS Products for Purchase
JUNE 28, 2016
Jesse joined the Administrate team as an Account Executive in September 2015. He’s sold cars, yachts, advertising, and SaaS. So you think you need new SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)? Whether you’ve been down this road in the past or you’re new to the process, this post is intended to provide some pointers. I’ve Read More. All Staff Insight
Ten Steps to a Successful Product Launch Training Implementation
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
We often support clients with complex products to bring to market. The training that supports these product launches is always a multi-faceted collection of learning solutions that must meet the needs of several different learner groups. For product launch training to drive desired knowledge and skills acquisition, it must be carefully designed and implemented.
Free Webinar: How to Price Education Products
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
Pricing for education products is all over the map. We’ll also explore how your education products can be placed on a “value ramp” that lets you create pricing flexibility to benefit your customers, spares you the anxiety of trying to find the one “right” price, protects you from both over- and under-pricing, and provides a healthy margin. Share this on Facebook. Tweet This!
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
retention, productivity, and employee engagement. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. achieve their goals by making sure their. employees have the knowledge and skills. they need to succeed. Our experience. and research led us to identify that one. audience organizations consistently. managers. What’s. skills.
Product Review: Totara
OCTOBER 9, 2012
Blog – This was on the trial and for a nice product like this – it should be removed for the trial. It is sooo boring. While that makes sense, what hurts the product is the overkill of information. know Totara is going to say that the product is built on open source and the folks who are buying it know the technical aspects/Moodle and thus this isn’t an issue.
Designing a Product Launch Curriculum
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
This is an excerpt from Nancy Harkness’ new white paper, Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: The Secret to Success. Here is a section on designing product launch curriculums: Designing the curriculum. Every launch curriculum is different, and has different needs based on what learners currently know, what the product is, etc. Prelaunch training. Launch meeting. Tools.
Simple Video Production Apps for Course Authoring
DECEMBER 4, 2015
Stumped with where to begin with video production for your courses? Do not feel you need to be a professional videographer or a production professional in order to generate video content for your online courses. If you are engaged in a highly robust project then perhaps you may need content of that caliber but for most of our elearning learners that is not necessary. Vivavideo.
Instructional Designers and Product Managers – Traversing The Common Trail
AUGUST 14, 2015
I have been working as a Product Manager with Raptivity for the last 5 years. My favourite moments of this journey have been whenever I have talked to any of our customers and seen how they used Raptivity, how they visualized the product to be used, how they mapped hundreds of Raptivity interactions into various phases of eLearning course development and so on.
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
Example 2: Ethicon (a J&J company) was looking for a way to increase employee product knowledge to drive sales. apply product and procedural knowledge with their. Example 2: Ethicon (a J&J Company): With constantly evolving products, it is. those issues are costing the company in terms of lost revenue, lost productivity, customer loyalty, etc. Introduction.3 Conclusion.16
How to Boost eLearning Productivity with 10 EdTech Online Tools
JULY 16, 2015
The following tools will help you boost your productivity. The post How to Boost eLearning Productivity with 10 EdTech Online Tools appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Julie Petersen is a tutor and a blogger who features the latest career and educational trends in her articles. At the moment, she is working on her first eBook dedicated to online learning. Organizing tools. Fences.
Product Launch Training Template (Free Download)
JULY 8, 2015
If you have spent much time developing training to support product launches, you know that the need extends far beyond a single launch meeting. This is why we frequently design product launch curriculums using a three-phased approach. We have created a simple worksheet that allows you to go through the process of planning a product launch curriculum using the three phases.
Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs
Your Training Edge
OCTOBER 2, 2014
Invest post-production time to splice together different content types and edit out pauses and other things that slow the video down. Obviously, it isn’t just the mere use of technology that leads to increased engagement, but rather the fact that the MOOC format allows you to design training courses to better correspond with how people learn. little enthusiasm goes a long way.
Think like a product manager
Spark Your Interest
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
Instructional designers create instructional or training products. Whether we like it or not, product design and product management is our industrial cousin. So, if you agree, here five lessons we could learn from our product cousins: Your instructional product should solve a problem. Build a minimum viable instructional product. How so? Does it?
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
What are the goals for learning and development? 9 out of 10 of today’s L&D leaders are looking to: Increase on-the-job productivity. times more likely to report benefits relating to productivity and business. 60% want to increase their productivity. 63% report improved productivity. Improving productivity/engagement. productive. In-Focus. Report. Foreword.
Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2
OCTOBER 20, 2014
Would wear a t-shirt if they gave me one (no need to send). If it in my mind one of the best ten products to hit the e-learning cycle in the last five years. I kid you not. Supports Tin Can – Should be universal with every product out there it isn’t. Tutorials when opening the product – Good, but. Let me see, desktop product. Speed 2 – Awful.
Adopting a product approach
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
While that hasn’t dampened the entrepreneurial spirits of countless startups, and as the creases continue to be ironed out, the question on our minds is: how do you make it effortless to deploy exciting digital products? Turning a game that teaches teens the principles of engineering into a product that can be shipped around the world was no easy feat. We decided to combine the two.