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New eLearning Projects Approved

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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

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Making Mobile Learning Work

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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

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Is your VLE cognitive?

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admit we do not at present actually run this ourselves, but I would be interested in hearing from any of you out there in Moodle land who do, it does seem to be a nicely presented and interfaced product. As I recall, it was at least few ago now that I first started to hear the term Student Analytics banded around in the corridors of eLearning, around the time of the 2012 Horizon Report.

Running The Survey

Moodle Journal

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.


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.

Preparing for eLearning

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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

Moodle Journal

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

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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

Moodle Journal

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

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

drives more productive conversations. 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). happening now. If the.

OpenSim and virtual worlds

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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

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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.

New Rollout

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For my own part I will see my current role as administrator and course creator being disseminated, so leaving me with the time and space to develop a training programme for content production and strategies more consistent with using Moodle as a VLE


Books and eBooks

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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!


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.

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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.

Virtual presence

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A productive weekend with regard to Moodle and the bid. completed the presentations, five in all for this coming Thursday, which not surprisingly has changed the agenda a tad.

ECDL Running on Moodle

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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.

Staff training - student induction

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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

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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

Moodle Journal

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


Why Product Managers Should Include Training in Their Launch Plan

Bottom-Line Performance

And then there’s the  really  bad surprise when you’re a product manager and you find out your company’s sales reps are misrepresenting the product you so carefully developed! When sales reps don’t have the knowledge and skills they need to sell your new products, all the time and money you spent goes down the drain. Product Launch Training Template.

Social Production

Kapp Notes

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

The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity


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.

3 Questions that Keep Product Managers Up at Night

Knowledge Guru

Product managers are passionate people. They are passionate about the products they create and the problems they solve for their customers. Product managers spend thousands of hours researching, testing and developing their products before its time to commercialize. If you are a product manager yourself, you know what I am talking about. See how.

Ten Steps to a Successful Product Launch Training Implementation

Bottom-Line Performance

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.

Your Product Launch Training Questions Answered

Bottom-Line Performance

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?

Top 5 Moodle Plugins to Enhance Productivity

Lambda Solutions

Here is our tried and true list of Moodle plugins to enhance productivity. As an official Moodle partner, our Moodle experts regularly review plugins and advise our clients on which plugins to select based on their learning and training requirements. We’re able to test and recertify all new standard plugins to make sure we can troubleshoot any potential errors. Moodle plugins

How to Outline a Video Production Plan

eLearning Brothers

Thanks to my video production plan, I am now aware of some issues I’m going to have with the “choose your own adventure” format. wouldn’t have thought of that if I had not outlined my production. This blog is the first in a series documenting the production process in producing a company video for eLearning Brothers. Here, this video will explain what I mean.

Instructional Designers and Product Managers – Traversing The Common Trail


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.

Can Elearning Improve Productivity?

Origin Learning

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.

Product Launch Training Template (Free Download)

Bottom-Line Performance

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.

Designing a Product Launch Curriculum

Bottom-Line Performance

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.

Think like a product manager

Spark Your Interest

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?

Why Administrate Publishes A Product Roadmap


Shortly after announcing it at the annual LITE conference in September, the product team at Administrate has begun to publish our product roadmap for the world to see. The post Why Administrate Publishes A Product Roadmap appeared first on Administrate. All Product UpdatesPublic roadmaps are still rare in the software industry because change happens so quickly, and part of being an agile company is Read More. Published on December 6, 2016.

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Product Review: Totara

eLearning 24-7

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.