• ID REFLECTIONS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
    [Providers] Working Out Loud 101 | Some Thoughts
    When you do that – when you work in a more open, connected way – you can build a purposeful network that makes you more effective and provides access to more opportunities.” Process sharing provides deeper insight into how a task is done. It hones critical skills like reflection, pattern sensing and synthesis, provides insights into our own working process and helps us to improve it. will keep my longer posts for topics I am researching on and deep diving into. These will probably be one per fortnight or so. have tried to demystify them and put these into simple steps.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
    [Providers] Effective Instructional Graphics in eLearning
    To help with this, we provide over 9000 premade PowerPoint graphics and offer them within our PowerPoint  Graphic library. We’ve all heard the phrase, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” ” However, just because you have some open space on a page, that doesn’t mean you can get lazy and plop some meaningless image down. We always recommend finding a way to create an image that engages learners and effectively communicates a message. Instructional graphics are great training aids and can make the difference between a so-so course and a great course.
  • LEARNDASH  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
    [Providers] ‘Ninja’ Tricks To Personalize ELearning
    Actually, perhaps a better word is “interaction” By building interaction points within your online courses, you provide the learner with an element that comes more natural during live-instruction. By way of example, we provide two quick ways of doing this when using the LearnDash WordPress LMS. The first of which is with the purpose of providing some gamification elements to the course content, which makes the learning experience more entertaining (among other things). Despite all of the great advantages of elearning, people aren’t always fond of it.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
    [Providers] technology, change, and us
    Indeed, in contests where (the winning) agents were able to invade the entire population, they actually ended up with a lower average pay-off than they did in contests where the conditions allowed some agents with more innovative strategies to survive, so providing new behaviours to copy – New Scientist. Working since 2009, forged in a global furnace of libertarian money, trade, avarice, criminality, espionage and law enforcement, Bitcoin and other crypto currency experiments provide increasing confidence that blockchains are robust in harsh environments and have a bright future.”.
  • MARCIA CONNER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Providers] The Rise of Social Everything
    Sabre Holdings, the company that owns Travelocity and several other global travel reservation systems, created an internal online community to provide an internal tool for professional networking so that employees could connect quickly and easily. By capturing learning in the moment, the organization could quickly leverage the collective knowledge of its consultants and provide more value and collective intelligence, to the organizations it served. Within a few years, the word “social” may seem as cliché as “synergy” feels now. Social Business.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Providers] Green Screen on a Shoestring: Part III, Production
    In the previous installment of this series, we provided a purchasing "checklist" for setting up a green screen video production studio. The talent should be positioned as far away from the background as possible, while still providing the desired frame for the video. by John Gillmore and Bucky Dodd. Part III of this tutorial series explains the production steps for recording, editing, processing and encoding video for use in Adobe Captivate eLearning lessons. In this step, the critical production factor is the lighting. Encode the video content as Flash Video (.FLV)
  • TAYLORING IT  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Providers] #ContentStrategy #MOOC – Scores On The Doors
    Screenshot of Coursera link to Linkedin. I was also pleased to see them provide a ‘Back to Work’ toolkit containing arange of resources that people could download to help support them long after the MOOC has finished – definitely something I’d like to see included in other MOOCs. Following my recent completion of the Content Strategy for Professionals; Engaging Audiences For Your Organisation MOOC , I was pleased to receive confirmation that I had scored enough points to qualify for a Coursera Certificate of Achievement. Blog Content Strategy MOOC Slider
  • KZO INNOVATIONS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Providers] Video Designed for Content Mining
    Provide students with the ability to share, comment on, and rate videos.  . With the many new ways of distributing and consuming educational media content, new behaviors are emerging surrounding how students access learning media. One of these new behaviors is content mining: the rapid search, discovery, and consumption of short-form video content.  . Content mining, or students’ “snacking” on learning content in an on-demand way, is especially prevalent on smartphones. So, how can institutions create content that’s designed to be content mined by students?
  • TALENTLMS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Providers] Latest TalentLMS update landed on the Cloud
    If you intend to provide access to your eLearning portal to just about anybody, this new feature won’t be important to you, but for companies or organizations wanting to restrict access to their employees or to a list of trusted domains, this is big news, and is available as of this moment. You gotta love Spring. The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, the mercury is rising, … Oh, and a fresh update of your favorite learning management system just got deployed to the Cloud. Have a field day This release brings a number of extensions on custom fields as well.
  • DIGITALCHALK ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Providers] How to Create Educational Animations in PowerPoint to “Gamify” Your Course
    Biologist Danton O’Day provides a success story to this effect: using PowerPoint, he managed to create high-quality animations of cell biology in less than a day. The effectiveness of animations in learning is well-established in the scientific literature. In the Educational Psychology Review, for example, Mayer and Moreno state that “students learn more deeply from animation and narration than from narration alone.” 1 Consequently, the effective use of animations in e-Learning is highly recommended. Fireworks, flags, flashing lights, etc. What is Educational Animation? Tips and Tricks
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Providers] Anticipating Risk in Online Learning
    You might also want to invest in a solid piece of course design software such as Storyline, or make sure your LMS provider offers you a course design tool. So, you’ve decided to embrace online learning at your association. You know what a source of non-dues revenue this can be, and you know how popular eLearning has become in the association space. Well, not to be a Debbie Downer, but the board is going to have some questions. Have you anticipated the risk in online learning? Do you know how to overcome the challenges that come with implementing such an initiative? Will you use email?
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Providers] What’s the Difference Between a MOOC and an LMS?
    Since MOOCs are continuous and dynamic, they provide the opportunity for just-in-time learning: learners can access the course materials when needed and they can access them long after the course has ended. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been around long enough that most people in the training industry have at least a general understanding of what they are. But there is still some confusion about how they differ from more familiar forms of elearning and online courses. The basic answer is that an LMS is a platform for hosting a course, while a MOOC is the course itself.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Providers] The Green Screen Effect – TechSmith Tips
    We’ll be breaking down what equipment you’ll need, providing help in common problem areas, and hopefully suggesting a few cool techniques you haven’t even considered. TechSmith Tips is a weekly series that will focus on tips in screencasting, video editing, and more. Each video has a level of difficulty associated with it, so if you’re a new user or an old pro you’ll know where to look for just what you need. Most of the videos will be operating system agnostic but we’ll be sure to mark the video if it’s a PC or Mac specific tip. Can’t see the embedded video? So don’t be shy!
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Providers] Try out new conference formats #emoocs2015
    Resulting in the end with 25 questions coming from the audience, providing real dialogues to take place in the room itself, a real treat. With the #eMOOCs2015 conference coming to a finish, it is time for me as the experience track chair to look back and think about what happened, how, and the feeling it gave me and possibly others as well. Trying out other formats during the conference The experience track of a MOOC conference has one big advantage: you can say YES to any proposal that is offered, or suggest them, or think of them and try them out on the spot. All of that happened.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Providers] New conference formats in Experience track of #emoocs2015 share
    Resulting in the end with 25 questions coming from the audience, providing real dialogues to take place in the room itself, a real treat. With the #eMOOCs2015 conference coming to a finish, it is time for me as the experience track chair to look back and think about what happened, how, and the feeling it gave me and possibly others as well. Trying out other formats during the conference The experience track of a MOOC conference has one big advantage: you can say YES to any proposal that is offered, or suggest them, or think of them and try them out on the spot. All of that happened.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Providers] Games vs Game-based Learning vs Gamification
    Scene: Sales meeting between executives of a leading learning service provider and an organisation planning to outsource its learning content development. Client: This year, for our Sales training program, we would like to have a game designed. Sales Manager: What exactly do you want in the game? Client: Just some simple achievement levels and awards […]. Game Based Learning gamification Gamification In Learning
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
    [Providers] The MMO-LMS: The close association of Games and Learning
    visual depiction of such a world –integrated in LMS — will certainly provide a more immersive environment. In EVE Online — a Massively Multiplayer OnlineGame (MMOG) about an interstellar empire — 500,000 players participate in a stunning variety of in-game activities. complex trades in commodities and finished goods. This simulated world is diverse, complex and has a steep learning curve where even basic player vs player combat requires a rudimentary understanding of ballistics and projectile mechanics. Still EVE Online manages to engage and retain  its players.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
    [Providers] From the Armed Forces to the Workforce: Getting Veterans Back to Work
    have written a complimentary research report to provide inspiration and help in the development of a business case for veteran hiring initiatives. Providing business skills training. Next Monday, May 25 th , is Memorial Day. Many of us, myself included, are looking forward to long weekends with family to launch the start of the summer. But Memorial Day has a deeper meaning—it’s a national holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in our armed forces. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Attending military job fairs.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
    [Providers] Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning -- Afterword
    In my afterword, I noted the following: "Roy Pollock, Andy Jefferson, and Cal Wick have provided a proven conceptual structure—the 6Ds—as a foundation. The book publisher, Wiley, has been nice enough to let me publish my afterword separately, so I'm going to provide you the link just below. I was honored to be invited to write an afterword to 3rd edition of the classic text, Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning. We’ve been shown how the 6Ds approach works in real organizations. We’ve been given practical tools that have been refined and updated. love these guys!
  • INSYNC TRAINING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
    [Providers] Virtually There: Making Virtual & Blended Learning Work for Adult Learners
    Virtual and blended learning curricula, when designed to maximize engagement and knowledge transfer, provide vast opportunities to incorporate the tenants of adult learning theory. Blended and virtual learning make it easy for the learner to make decisions about when to engage or disengage. It's the job of the training professional to ensure that the adult learner is motivated to participate. It is generally understood that lecture by itself is not the best way to transfer knowledge to the adult learner. Blended learning Virtual Classroom Engagement
  • LEARNDASH  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
    [Providers] Class Blog Versus Class LMS
    This kind of flexibility provided by WordPress makes it a natural fit for education. WordPress makes it easy to get started, and LearnDash provides the structure that can tie in your online course material with your instruction. Over the years we have seen an evolution occur in the WordPress ecosystem. What was once meant for blogging has evolved to a content management system, learning management system, forums, social networking, event booking, ecommerce, and so on. It has been a pretty remarkable transformation. But just as WordPress has evolved, so has digital learning.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
    [Providers] Symbiosis
    What that means is that we have to be providing tools for people to communicate, collaborate, create representations, access and analyze data, and more. We need to facilitate the formation of work teams, and make sure that this process of interaction is provided with just the right amount of friction. One of the themes I’ve been strumming in presentations is one where we complement what we do well with tools that do well the things we don’t. We’re already seeing this.   Of course, this is only in the case of known problems, the ‘optimal execution’ phase of organizational learning.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
    [Providers] Social learning expert panel #emoocs2015 #social
    When you get extreme views, immediately others come in and ask that person to provide evidence of what they propose, and because they attract less followers, the end up yelling in the desert of the course. An expert panel ( Whitney Kilgore , Sian Bayne , Mike Sharples , Pierre Dubuc ) sharing knowledge with all of us. What do you feel is social learning? Some pedagogies do not scale, eg sport teaching. Social learning: what becomes better when more people take part: more diverse views, more perspectives => conversations. It is very human (Tautology discussion). Anonymous or known?
  • 360 TRAINING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
    [Providers] Thermometers, Assessments, and the Need to Know
    Whenever using images, be sure to provide suitably descriptive ALT text to support visually impaired students. The question is interesting and could potentially work well as an opener for a discussion or scenario-based activity—but in the context of an assessment , will it provide a reliable and valid gauge of our particular audience’s ability to use ladders safely? How could you focus the question (or questions, if you split it apart) to hone in on those goals and provide valid assessment? What does that mean—”reliable and valid”? What do you do?
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
    [Providers] Six Psychological Tricks to Increase Recall #ATD2015 @MindGym
    Recap: Build belief in the early stages of change Create emotional arousal Use stories over facts/stats Use written, shared, implementation intentions Set specific missions built into the workflow Prime the right mindset by providing tools A methodology: Engagement campaign Some type of diagnostic (where you are now - this helps people see value) Create a toolkit and scaffolding to create the right mindset. These are my liveblogged notes from a concurrent session at ATD 2015 , happening this week in Orlando, Florida. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. let's take a look at habit change).
  • TAYLORING IT  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
    [Providers] #ContentStrategy #MOOC – Project Assignment
    great deal of background narrative was provided including their business plan, values, the CEOs vision and positioning statement. Moneyger will even provide you with hints and tips to help you meet those goals. By providing our audience with a modern way of being able to track their financial activities and allowing them to set themselves savings goals and targets, the Moneyger tool is helping them to deal with a very personal challenge – their finances. If Over the past few months, Ive been undertaking a MOOC on the subject of Content Strategy. YouTube channel. 2.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
    [Providers] eLearning Brothers Makes a Powerful Point by Acquiring Get My Graphic
    This acquisition continues eLearning Brothers’ commitment to serve the eLearning Community, this time by providing high-end PowerPoint graphics to it’s customers. We are excited to announce our acquisition of the Arlington, Virginia-based, Get My Graphic. These templates, along with the eLearning, medical, and stock libraries, are currently available. About Get My Graphic. Get My Graphic was founded by author and speaker Michael Parkinson and his wife Jennifer. “This acquisition supercharges what our customers can do by offering more graphics than we ever imagined.” Funnels.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
    [Providers] The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses
    Regardless, it provides endless opportunities for creative ways to reinforce learning outcomes, objectives and improve return on investments. However, universal design principles provide the most effective way to reach diverse learner demographics and needs. The retail market can provide implementation guidance, as learners will expect offerings in a mobile format, either as a compliment to existing training or as the main delivery format. Guest post by  Marie S. Lewandowski. Marie is a Sr. Instructional Designer, eLearning Consultant, Feature & Technical Writer. Freud.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
    [Providers] 8 Steps to Build an Internal Culture of Content
    By tying employees’ content contributions directly to positive outcomes, a company provides the very best incentive there is for more participation in content exchange. As Mike Stiles , Manager of Global Content Strategy for InterContinental Hotels Group, points out, employees usually aren’t obligated to consume the content the company provides them. There are a variety of ways to go about fostering a culture of content within an organization, and there is no set path to follow. However, there are some relatively universal factors to consider. Incentivize employee engagement.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
    [Providers] Sian Bayne keynote on teacherbot #emoocs2015
    Sian provides multiple references, so where possible I mention the author and year of the reference in this liveblog. Mobilization in defense of the human touch (Feenberg, 2003) 2 the people t/technology divide Two choices provided by Hamilton and Friesen, 2013 Instrumentalism: technologies are seen as neutral means employed for ends determined independitly by their users. Great keynote by Siän Bayne who is professor of digital education at the University of Edinburgh, UK, on teacherbot, a twitterbot used within an educational mooc. Arthur C. Who is thinking against this?
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Providers] 2015 ATD ICE Conference Slides & Resources
    Sneak Peak at my DevLearn Presentation –Provides a little more information on the development of the story-based presentation. Great time presenting at ATD ICE Conference, so many wonderful people and experiences. Here are the slides and other information from my presentation. Types of Stories to Effect Change. Storytelling and Instructional Design. Eight Game Elements to Make Learning More Intriguing. Games, Gamification and the Quest for Learner Engagement. Gamification, Separating Fact from Fiction. Show the Learner Visible Signs of Their Learning. What is Gamification? Books.
  • JPL LEARNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Providers] Corporate Learning Insights and Trends from TrainingIndustry.com
    Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that provides courses for learning business, software, technology and creative skills. Video interview with the CEO and Founder of Training Industry, Inc. recently attended the Training Industry Conference and Expo (TICE) in Raleigh, North Carolina. At the conference, we conducted a number of interviews with industry leaders from leading corporations to share over the coming weeks on the JPL Learning Solutions video blog. TrainingIndustry.com is a well-known source of information about the business of corporate learning. billion dollars.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Providers] Spearheading an Organizational Culture of Learning
    In addition, content provided in a verbal way should also be provided in visual and auditory ways (for example, information conveyed in text could also be conveyed via video and infographic ). Promote and provide platforms for sharing that extend learning beyond the online training module itself. #5 Reward Teaching, Sharing, and Coaching. Then the culture provides value to the organization and its constituents. Creating an organizational culture of learning is imperative. Few people would argue with that statement, I would venture to say. First, Two Definitions.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Providers] Liveblog #emoocs2015 Amdocs a corporate training MOOC
    This session is presented by Nomi Malca, and it provides a good idea of the international impact and challenges of MOOCs for employees in a worldwide company. Liveblog #emoocs2015 Amdocs a corporate training MOOC This session is presented by Nomi Malca, and it provides a good idea of the international impact and challenges of MOOCs for employees in a worldwide company. These moocs are seen as personal development, not mandatory training. The retention rate was higher then academic MOOCs, but not enough to get budgets for a corporate training.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Providers] Our Spring Education Webinar Series Starts Tomorrow!
    Using simple recordings both in and out of the classroom provides them with so many opportunities to learn and engage. Whether you’re trying to do something large-scale, like increase retention and engagement, or just starting out with something “small,” like providing better feedback, our Spring Education Webinar Series has something for you. Tune in for tips from former educator, Jason Valade, as he provides inspirational ways to teach more effectively and enrich experiences in and out of the classroom. Or three.) that strikes your fancy!
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [Providers] keynote #emoocs2015 @davecormier on rhizomatic learning
    Rhizomatic learning builds Diverse perspectives Practical literacies Real connections An open system designed to help people grow will provide literacies they need to know. Great keynote by Dave Cormier , here are the live blog words: Live blogpost Potentially Massive, radically open, conceptually onlne, still a course Dave narrates his local space, Prins Edward Island, enabling people to connect with the world thourhg online learning Trying to figure out what exactly you can do with it, with internet. He is a teacher by nature. He did this to see one guy Molin (also taught Cicero).
  • TALENTLMS  |  SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015
    [Providers] When Should You Choose Self-Paced Learning vs Live Online Learning?
    Therefore, if you are trying to train a large number of employees or provide coursework for eLearning students, you won’t have to worry about scheduling conflicts or venue capacity. In fact, the facilitator is the one who generally sets the pace and distributes the information, as well as provides instructions for the students. While many organizations and eLearning institutions might naturally assume that the most important aspect of any educational platform is the content, this is not necessarily the case. As such, selecting just the right implementation method is key.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015
    [Providers] Rising Tide of Smartphone Apps for Talent and HR
    In addition to the communication support (voice, email, and text) prevalent in mobile devices, and ignoring for the moment the camera and video technology generally included, smart phones provide users with a great many transactional or operational tools. Increasingly many of applications are tied to human capital management solutions: 93 percent of the HCM solution providers in our recent study supported mobile applications. These always-handy, “in-your-pocket” applications can provide immediacy and 24x7 accessibility to both managers and employees. link]. [5].
  • LEARNDASH  |  FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015
    [Providers] Social Learning ROI
    While the presentation is somewhat slanted so as to highlight their own offering, the data in the graphic itself does provide some talking points supporting the use of social learning programs over the traditional training methods. One reason why some companies are still not sure about elearning is because it’s difficult to assess the ROI. Difficult, but not impossible. Still, this can act as a deterrent (or at the very least, a reason for delaying the implementation of an elearning program). Until now! The folks at Showd.Me The advantages of social learning make sense.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
    [Providers] Are You Ready? Your ATD ICE Conference Bag!
    Besides the conference-provided materials, what do I carry in my conference bag? After Mark Sheppard’s guest blog from last week discussing the use of the back channel as a way to attend the ICE conference virtually – it got me thinking about those who will be there. Last year, David Kelly interviewed me for the (then) upcoming Dev Learn Conference sponsored by the Elearning Guild. There was a lot of good information captured from a variety of people. Therefore, I would like share my portion of the series with all of you, especially those of you who may be conference newbies.
  • TALENTLMS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
    [Providers] Your LMS: Why SaaS and How SaaS
    SaaS (software as a service) is an implementation of the cloud computing concept that provides multiple and simultaneous software sharing at a lower cost. We also explain how you as a learning provider in your organization can easily employ and deploy your resources using the power and functionality of a SaaS system. Cloud computing is now as common as the broadband internet connection. With the proliferation of mobile data, cloud computing has become more distinct in its capabilities and convenience. In this article we describe the market drivers for the adoption of SaaS.
  • RAPTIVITY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
    [Providers] A Simple Tip to Add a Personalized Touch to Your Online Courses
    In fact, we too provide similar feedback to our learners in the assessments we design. And not just feedback, you could use your voice to provide instructions in your courses too. And if you are using specific eLearning tools like Raptivity and Lectora to create your courses, they do provide an embedded sound recorder. Audio feedback is an excellent way to connect with learners and provide feedback that is both motivating and meaningful. Great! Good job! Incorrect! Can do better! Not quite right! Do these words sound familiar? Profile: [link]. Instructional Design
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
    [Providers] What Corporate Trainers Can Learn from MOOCs (Even If You Don’t Use Them)
    The real value comes in providing meaningful learning experiences, including feedback and opportunities for learners to share what they know with one another. When Stanford, Harvard, and MIT originated MOOCs, one of their stated goals was to provide a laboratory of sorts for education research. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) recently celebrated their third anniversary. What started as an ambitious experiment is now becoming a standard component of education. Learners around the country and around the world are taking MOOCs. And there are new developments all of the time.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
    [Providers] How to Record Your Screen – TechSmith Tips
    We’ll be breaking down what equipment you’ll need, providing help in common problem areas, and hopefully suggesting a few cool techniques you hadn’t even considered. This week the TechSmith team is excited to announce the premiere of TechSmith Tips! TechSmith Tips is a weekly series that will focus on tips in screencasting, video editing, and more. Each video has a level of difficulty associated with it, so if you’re a new user or an old pro you’ll know where to look for just what you need. To kick off the series we decided to start easy: How to Record your Screen. So don’t be shy!
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
    [Providers] Keynote Resources for RECAP Conference #WCURECAP
    Sneak Peak at my DevLearn Presentation –Provides a little more information on the development of the story-based presentation. Here are my slides from my Keynote at RECAP, really enjoyed the event and meeting such wonderful and dedicated faculty! So impressed with the dedication and creativity of the folks I’ve met. Types of Stories to Effect Change. Storytelling and Instructional Design. Eight Game Elements to Make Learning More Intriguing. Games, Gamification and the Quest for Learner Engagement. Gamification, Separating Fact from Fiction. The link to enter code is HERE.
  • 360 TRAINING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015
    [Providers] 10 Tips for Successful Webinars
    Keep in mind that a good headset will often provide better quality audio than a laptop’s built-in microphone. Adjust your position as needed, or try placing some desk lamps in front of you (out of sight of the camera) to provide pleasant ambient light and minimize shadows. 4. Live chat—where participants can ask questions or provide provide feedback during a presentation—can add great depth to webinars, differentiating them from presentations in standard online courses. Do a system check prior to the event. Check again just prior to your meeting. 2.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015
    [Providers] The Myth of “Micro-Learning”
    We did provide her with access to Lynda.com tutorials and to a colleague with AfterEffects skills, but she was mostly self-directed with her skill-builder. There’s a new buzz phrase going around town these days in the L&D and talent development communities. That phrase is “micro-learning.” ” The infographic on the modern learner, published by Bersin and Associates” in late 2014, fuels this fire. That equates to 24 minutes per week if you assume a 40-hour work week… which is 4.8 minutes per day to focus on learning. minutes a day. Any software tool.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015
    [Providers] Knowledge Guru Spring Release Provides More Leaderboards, Expanded Reports, and Easier Login
    This enables a supervisor  to provide pinpoint remediation if needed. The post Knowledge Guru Spring Release Provides More Leaderboards, Expanded Reports, and Easier Login appeared first on. The Knowledge Guru platform continues to expand its features and functionality using customer feedback as our guide. The Spring Release is all about usability : the features we have added streamline the user experience, enhance reporting capability, and increase the platform’s versatility. Universal Login. Now, TheKnowledgeGuru.com/login is the official starting point for all users.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015
    [Providers] Video is the New Text.Hmmm!
    As a consultant I can't really afford to take the time, but I create them occasionally because of the value they provide. . For years I've been telling clients they ought to use more video in their learning programs, especially their elearning offerings. My arguments have been as follows: People react to well-crafted videos and audio with increased attention. The storytelling often inherent in video is powerfully seductive. Video is now fairly cheap; you don't necessarily need high production values, expensive equipment, or professional help. Video is the New Text. Video is here to stay.
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015
    [Providers] Why Will My Project Fail?
    The people on and around the project provide that assistance.” If you’re a project manager, or about to begin a project with a team, we have some data that might scare you. While statistics vary across industries, the general consensus is that the number of projects that fail is too high. One study found that 17% of large-scale IT projects failed so spectacularly that they nearly brought the entire company to ruin. Of those projects that did consider themselves a success, 45% went over budget and delivered 56% less value than predicted. ”). Scared yet? You should be.
  • LEARNDASH  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015
    [Providers] 3 Places To Find ELearning Templates
    You would have enough instructional designers to structure the content, a team of subject matter experts ready (and willing) to provide you with the content specifics, and the proper amount of time to create meaningful simulations. In a perfect world every elearning project would have an abundance of resources. Of course, this is all supported by a massive budget. It’s nice to dream, isn’t it? As many of us know, the reality is quite different. To make it all work, you have to be flexible and develop specific resources that you can leverage. elearning
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015
    [Providers] Flash to HTML5 The Great Migration
    From his extensive quality management background, he provides a formal development structure to ensure that the PulseLearning development resources deliver to the Client’s expectations. Hypertext Markup Language (HTML5) and Adobe Flash are effective technologies for creating engaging online content. However, we are beginning to see a migration from Flash to HTML5, especially in the e-learning industry. While they both currently have their advantages and disadvantages, our hunch is that HTML5 holds the aces for future-proof e-learning. One build, multiple devices.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015
    [Providers] Gamification Webinar Resources: Mis-Matched Content
    Sneak Peak at my DevLearn Presentation –Provides a little more information on the development of the story-based presentation. Here are the slides from the presentation. Articles and Blog Entries of Interest. Matching the Right Design Strategy to the Right Content. Matching the Right Game Type to the Right Strategy. Types of Stories to Effect Change. Storytelling and Instructional Design. Eight Game Elements to Make Learning More Intriguing. Games, Gamification and the Quest for Learner Engagement. Gamification, Separating Fact from Fiction. Books. Design
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Providers] Lectora Inspire 12.1 Review by Rick Zanotti
    You can define text styles, and tools are provided to make global changes to text as needed. They are almost exactly the same and can provide single or multiple authors the power and flexibility needed to work alone or in a collaborative team environment. While many vendors rush to create mobile applications, Lectora® has quietly led the way with a foundation built around what would emerge as mobile. While many vendors struggle to shed their “Flash” skins and claim open-ness, Lectora quietly embraced “open” from the get-go. In 12.1, Did anyone ever notice how many hats IDs wear?
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Providers] Lectora Inspire 12.1 Review by Rick Zanotti
    You can define text styles, and tools are provided to make global changes to text as needed. They are almost exactly the same and can provide single or multiple authors the power and flexibility needed to work alone or in a collaborative team environment. While many vendors rush to create mobile applications, Lectora® has quietly led the way with a foundation built around what would emerge as mobile. While many vendors struggle to shed their “Flash” skins and claim open-ness, Lectora quietly embraced “open” from the get-go. In 12.1, Did anyone ever notice how many hats IDs wear?
  • 360 TRAINING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Providers] Learning Objectives – Your Course GPS
    Learning objectives provide guidance with respect to the types of learning experiences that should be included to help support student success. A set of clearly written learning objectives can help satisfy students’ curiosity of “what’s in for me” and inform them about the new knowledge and skills that they can expect to gain. Once you are happy with your learning objectives, be sure to provide sufficiently comprehensive content and activities to empower students to gain the skills and knowledge targeted by the learning objectives of the course. What are learning objectives?
  • MANAGING ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Providers] Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come
    white paper on the Composica website titled “ The Goldilocks Dilemma of Authoring ” provides a convincing argument for why firms should invest in a collaborative authoring tool over competing individual authoring tools and learning content management system (LCMS) solutions. Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate) offer robust design features but fail to provide an environment for collaborative development and review. Yes. ·          Capability to review and provide feedback on smartphone, tablet or desktop. ·          In-context comments with. Claro. Composica. Browser/.
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Providers] Wearable Technology For Learning
    Wearable technology also provides an arena for demonstrating concepts with much better in clarity and acceptability- Imagine having to explain intergalactic conceptions with the help of Google glass. If you are thinking that mobile devices are the most happening technological advancements that are bridging gaps and proliferating growth, think again. Wearable devices with their compact sizes and advanced learning capabilities are taking over the world of technology by a storm. Wearable technology can be embedded into any kind of accessory like watches, bracelets, shoes, clothing, etc.
  • COLLECT MY THOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [Providers] When is it time to switch from a free to a paid web analytics solution?
    One big downside of GA and other free services is that with the mountains of data they can provide for free, they won’t organize it effectively for you or manipulate it into an actionable “to-do” list for you. If you’re using a free/open-source content system, you’d better have an on-site expert who really understands the service you’re using, because you won’t be able to count on support from your free provider. It is a very usable tool, generally speaking, with few exceptions. So, information and data are good. ” .
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [Providers] Sales Training, Sales Performance and A.G.E.S.
    You provide training your salesforce to improve their competency and performance, to drive revenue growth. Most of the organizations we work with have large salesforces, and spend, on average, approximately $1,000 per salesperson per year. That adds up to several hundred thousand to several million dollars per year. What does your organization get for your sales training money? According to research conducted a few years ago by Sales Performance International (SPI), very little. Here is a disturbing graph on the retention levels of sales training across a variety of sales organizations.
  • KZO INNOVATIONS  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [Providers] KZO Innovations Named a Leader in 2015 Aragon Video Content Management Globe
    KZO Innovations , a provider of video solutions to corporations and government agencies, was recently named a ‘Leader’ by Aragon Research, a leading technology-focused research and advisory firm, in the 2015 Aragon Video Content Management Globe. The research criteria looks beyond size and market share which often dominate these types of analyses, and instead uses each as comparative factors in evaluating provider capabilities. Read the full release here. . News Press Releases
  • 360 TRAINING  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [Providers] Interview: Lori Myers on Assessments
    Extensive and thorough, the AAFCS’s process of assessment development helps ensure that the best possible assessment is provided to learners and organizations. The 360training Authoring Program was delighted to have the recent opportunity to talk with Lori Myers about the ground-breaking assessment work of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). Lori Myers has spent the better part of her professional career dedicated to educating others and preparing them for a future in family and consumer sciences. The AAFCS Pre-PAC Perspective. Your Turn.
  • LEARNDASH  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [Providers] Micro-Learning’s Meteoric Rise
    This will provide you with actionable feedback as to what is useful going forward. In recent years there has been more discussion around the micro-learning concept. Specifically, the demand for micro-learning has been on the rise. But what is micro-learning? Micro-learning involves the reorganizing of training programs into several short courses instead of one large course. In some respects, instructional designers have already been doing this for years through “chunking” of course content. Micro-learning is similar but often includes smaller (micro) segments.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [Providers] Using eLearning Games as an eLearning Strategy
    Whether you’re a team of one or a team of ten, eLearning games provide you – as the designer – a way to get creative about how you help learners learn. Guest blog post by Liz Sheffield. Liz Sheffield is a freelance writer with a background in training and development. She specializes in writing about everything related to the human side of business. When I hear the word strategy, I think of people sitting around a long table, in a large conference room, with a whiteboard full of scribbles, arrows, and numbers. Sometimes the people appear to be engaged and excited. Structure. Expansion.
  • CHALLENGE TO LEARN  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [Providers] Book review: Corporate universities. Drivers of the learning organization
    It does make an interesting read and it provides a better understanding for his concepts. I do like this book but there is a but. These are all bottom up processes corporate universities also play a role in. I do advise anyone who plays a part in strategic change or corporate universities to read this book, it does provide new angles and approaches. Corporate universities are surrounded and affected by change in a fast changing corporate landscape. The economic crisis and fundamental changes in eLearning are threatening them and forcing them to change in order to stay relevant.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
    [Providers] E-Learning in the Automobile Industry: Maximizing Dealer Efficiency using LMS
    Every forward-thinking organization strives to create innovative avenues to provide training that educates, enables and inspires its people. The reach of technology is quite high in the industry, as most dealers provide handheld tablets to executives as well as managers, to present well to their prospective clients. Harnessing technology, training and learning can also be provided –available as per the needs of the learner. Tests and Assessments: A mix of assessments was provided to the learners – supervised tests as well as self-evaluation tests. contact-form-7].
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015
    [Providers] Writing & Curriculum Development: The Introductory Narrative, Signaling the Audience
    Its job is to engage the learner and perhaps provide a little positivity and motivation. by Jennie Ruby  "In this course you will learn the functionality of [insert topic you've never heard of]. By the end of this lesson, you should be able to [do a bunch of procedures the utility of which is not immediately evident]." " Traditionally, many of us have written these types of sentences at the top of page 1 of our courseware materials or eLearning scripts, and then that has served as our audience's only introduction to the topic of the course. Reference.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015
    [Providers] Blogphilosophy on the #MOOC for credit Global Freshman Academy #GFA
    Long-term meaning that education provides a durable basis for children that will allow them to increase lives opportunities for their (future) children and families. So providing higher education for all, might result in a bubble. Most students that start college, do not graduate”: now here is something interesting, in the same video the message of ‘we are successful’ is given next to ‘the same uni that gives you this video also was not able to provide full graduation success’. Last week EdX and the Arizona State University sent out a press release.
  • QUICKTHOUGHTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015
    [Providers] LINGOs and PM4NGOs Announce Over 10,000 Development Workers Have Completed a Project Management Certification
    With NGOs managing projects in places where nobody else will go, LINGOs convened a working group of several international NGOs and private sector experts such as the Project Management Institute to create PMD Pro, a Project management capacity certification specifically designed by international NGOs for all development workers to provide tools to better monitor and evaluate projects, goals and outcomes. PMD Pro is already receiving widespread adoption from notable organizations like Mercy Corps and World Vision. If we don’t do project management right, nothing else is possible.
  • OPENSESAME  |  THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015
    [Providers] Textbook to Tablet: The Shift in Education [Infographic]
    Our infographic will give you key information on how switching from textbook to tablet is affecting Generation Z and provides action plans to get your business prepared for a vastly different shift in the workforce. It is expected that by 2017 all school-aged children will have undergone a major educational shift: going from textbook to tablet in the classroom. This switch is just one way Generation Z is becoming more technologically savvy than ever. Gen Z, those born after 1995, have never known life without the Internet. Infographics
  • COLLECT MY THOUGHTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015
    [Providers] 6 Factors to consider in choosing an authoring tool for your elearning courses
    Some authoring tools provide this feature, however it is more likely to be included in an LMS. An authoring tool allows you to use a wide range of information to make interactive and effective training courses. In fact, with the right course creation tools, you can take an outdated program or course and turn it into a custom training course that perfectly delivers your content in a relevant manner to your audience. This makes authoring tools a cost effective solution for training your employees or learners. So, how does one choose the best authoring tool? Here are some helpful tips. 1.
  • TALENTLMS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015
    [Providers] How we lost our official YouTube channel
    Consider waking-up one day to find your e-commerce processor gone or your hosting provider hacked. When we started TalentLMS we decided in favor of Rackspace as our hosting provider. This is the story of how we lost our official YouTube channel and the related Google+ page for TalentLMS. It is also the story of how big companies lose sight of the customer or, similarly, why small companies will always have a place in our world. We run an online business for over a decade now. Online businesses rely heavily on other online businesses to build solid products. We are no exception.
  • TALENTLMS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015
    [Providers] How we lost our official YouTube channel
    Consider waking-up one day to find your e-commerce processor gone or your hosting provider hacked. When we started TalentLMS we decided in favor of Rackspace as our hosting provider. This is the story of how we lost our official YouTube channel and the related Google+ page for TalentLMS. It is also the story of how big companies lose sight of the customer or, similarly, why small companies will always have a place in our world. We run an online business for over a decade now. Online businesses rely heavily on other online businesses to build solid products. We are no exception.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015
    [Providers] New MOOC Research: What the Findings Mean for Corporate Training
    Aside from the time savings, the cost savings , and the boost in learner engagement, one of the biggest areas where massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide benefit is education research. MOOCs generate a huge amount of data, which can be collected and analyzed to gain insights into how people learn, what teaching methods are most effective, and many other areas related to learning. Here we’ll review some of the new research that has come out of MOOCs and other technology-enabled learning environments and explore what the findings mean for corporate training. It works.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015
    [Providers] Ipsative #assessment for keeping track of learner progress
    benefits of ipsative assessment Distinguishes between learning and attainment Enhances student motivation and self-esteem Provides a longer-term overview of learning (it is a continuum, also connected lifelong learning and learning skills) Decoupling learning and attainment Assessment pass threshold is only the starting point (a diversified starting point), and looking at the ipsative view of assessment you look at the learning progress from the initial starting position. Liveblogging from CALRG seminar, so typos and incomplete sentences possible. Or read Hughes papers.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015
    [Providers] The Recipe for Great Quality Custom Learning Solutions
    As a leading provider of learning technology solutions, we often get questioned about the ‘quality’ of our solutions and services; what it means to us and how we ensure ‘great’ For us, quality begins from the very onset of the project. From the instructional design approach to the project management process; from visualisation to the […]. eLearning Custom Learning Custom Learning Solutions Recepie for Custom Learning
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Providers] 4 Reasons to Use a Learning Management System for Safety Training
    Automatic updates ensure that employees receive training renewal on time and make it easy to provide authentication of compliance on the job site.  . Guest blog post by Ashok Sharma. Managing Safety requires a delicate balance between enforcing compliance, shared understanding of what is expected from the team as well as training for how things should be done safely. Without systems in place to gather information and calculate training return, it’s difficult for many companies to even know whether or not programs are tangibly improving safety for employees. Reduce human error. 1993).
  • EFRONT  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Providers] The complete guide for making complying with compliance training easier
    This includes giving them the option to study on their commute, e.g. by also providing your compliance course in a mobile friendlyversion (most LMS nowadays support mobile/tablets). Compliance training. It’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it. And that somebody is you, if you are a business owner that wants to enter certain markets for which the law mandates it. So how to encourage your employees to comply with compliance training requirements? Yelling at them would help, but if you want some more sophisticated ideas you could try, read on. Make it lighter. Conclusion.
  • LEARNDASH  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Providers] Do You Sell Courses, or a Solution?
    This isn’t a revolutionary concept by any means, but you’d be surprised at the number of courses for sale that focus on promoting the course content while they should instead emphasize the benefit (solution) that the course provides. Each lesson can be created to satisfy a specific objective, and each objective is geared toward an end goal (or, the ultimate solution you are providing). While the business model for selling elearning is simple (create a course, add a price), the successful execution of it is dependent on a variety of factors.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Providers] How Cisco Uses Knowledge Guru to Teach Product and Technical Knowledge (Interview)
    Associates and stakeholders in general provide feedback and we take that feedback, change, and go with what makes sense. I interviewed Paula Rossini, Global Program Manager at Cisco, to learn more about how Cisco uses Knowledge Guru games to teach its sales associates. Cisco’s sales associate training program (CSAP) has won multiple Brandon Hall awards for its innovative approaches, including a 2014 “Gold” award won in partnership with BLP. Can you describe your role at Cisco? . I’m a Global Program Manager. focus mostly on new hires and early-in-career employees. Every day they have 3.5
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Providers] How do you measure the ‘success’ of a MOOC?
    know some course providers have the option for surveys and online polls before, during, and after a course, but such a small proportion of learners actually complete it you could argue the results are inconclusive simply because (for the post-course survey). Here’s a question I’ve been battling for some time. how do you measure the ‘success’ of a MOOC? The problem is that I haven’t been able to define what the ‘success’ is supposed to be, so to try and measure it seems, well, a pointless exercise. as either a number (e.g. Here are my thoughts.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Providers] Spaced Learning for Corporate Trainings: Increasing Impact and Retention
    Spaced learning provides multiple learning opportunities, which over time, re-enforces learning impact. Spaced learning provides many training instances which help learners change accordingly. Providing context and examples : To keep the learning interesting, the learning content can be presented multiple times in a completely different format, making sure that the core concepts remain same. Assessments and practice : Another way of spacing learning opportunities is to provide assessments after certain time lapse from the initial learning event. contact-form-7].
  • THE ELEARNING NOMAD  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
    [Providers] From e-tutor to e-facilitator: 4 things to un-learn
    Tutors provide direct instruction and help students with their practice. tutors with experience in providing support in academic environments often find it hard to write more informally in eWorkshops. E-tutoring and e-facilitating are terms that are frequently used interchangeably, yet it’s important to differentiate because they are based on different paradigms. tutors – just like tutors – work at universities or other formal education organisations. A (e-)tutor might also help you with learning to play guitar, or a new language, etc. The learners are called ‘students’.
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Providers] New Book from Jay. Almost.
    Now I write the best I can rapidly and make it available for pioneering readers who provide feedback. You’re welcome to provide suggestions. The The draft of my new book, Aha!, 21 Ways to Work Smarter and Become Who You Are , is on sale for $12. I don’t write books the way I used to. have Lean Fever. Now Given enough iterations, this will be one fantastic book. slipstream new content into the book continuously. In Informal Learning , I told the story of a dog who would scatter his dinner all over the room so he’d have the thrill of hunting it down. DIY learning.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Providers] Trivantis and eLearning Brothers Team Up to Rock the eLearning Industry by News Editor
    history, an eLearning template provider and an authoring tool have combined forces to create an unprecedented eLearning. eLearning Brothers and Trivantis, the maker of Lectora, announced on April 22, 2015 that for the first time in eLearning. solution. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Training Strategies
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Providers] Adding Web Windows in Lectora
    The Web Window option provides you with a variety of options which will allow you to add LIVE web resources within a title. Once you’ve embedded a web window, Lectora will provide you with a placeholder in which you can resize and style to your liking. The last step would be to test the functionality of the Web Window in either Run or Preview mode: Web Windows provide you with a ton of flexibility and functionality to include within your titles.   Get creative and let us know how you use Web Windows in your Lectora titles! Web Address. Page in Title. Google Maps Location.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Providers] Adding Web Windows in Lectora
    The Web Window option provides you with a variety of options which will allow you to add LIVE web resources within a title. Once you’ve embedded a web window, Lectora will provide you with a placeholder in which you can resize and style to your liking. The last step would be to test the functionality of the Web Window in either Run or Preview mode: Web Windows provide you with a ton of flexibility and functionality to include within your titles.   Get creative and let us know how you use Web Windows in your Lectora titles! Web Address. Page in Title. Google Maps Location.
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Providers] Latitude provides solutions to Franchise Training with our PartnerCONNECT Community Portal
    Latitude's ParterCONNECT Community Portal creates a place where your members can build professional social capital. Community Portal allows for a central location where all information regarding partner programs can be accessed and shared
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Providers] Using Video for Knowledge Transfer
    Today, there are a number of companies competing to provide online coursework for the K-12, college, and graduate school markets. Several years ago, Sal Khan disrupted the education world when he developed educational videos for his cousin to quickly tutor her in some classes. The lessons were instrumental to his cousin’s education and he eventually drew some press for his work, which led to the formation of Khan Academy , which offers online courses. However, few companies have risen to the challenge and offered mass video instruction. But check out Khan’s videos. Not often.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Providers] Using Video for Knowledge Transfer
    Today, there are a number of companies competing to provide online coursework for the K-12, college, and graduate school markets. Several years ago, Sal Khan disrupted the education world when he developed educational videos for his cousin to quickly tutor her in some classes. The lessons were instrumental to his cousin’s education and he eventually drew some press for his work, which led to the formation of Khan Academy , which offers online courses. However, few companies have risen to the challenge and offered mass video instruction. But check out Khan’s videos. Not often.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Providers] K-12 and LMSs are Broken, Who’s to Blame?
    Create a poll or survey, hand it out to the kids and let them provide feedback. Back in the 90’s I taught high school and loved it.  To this day, I still have very close friends who are teachers (middle school and high school).  As someone who stays current with K-12 and HE (as related to e-learning), I am equally aware of the challenges, successes and failures when it comes to online learning.  Heck, even blended learning and digital classrooms. Who’s to Blame? The Data. Getting accuracy for 2014 data as it relates to schools and school districts is a challenge. Tug of War.
  • TALENTLMS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Providers] The RETAIN Model for Creating Effective Courses
    Provide plenty of options to choose from. Crossing over from the Traditional An effective strategy to ensure transfer is to provide opportunity for reflection, summarizing key facts and recalling information. Crossing over from the Traditional Create challenging quizzes that provide evidence of learning, at short content intervals, instead of longer ones. Provide information in multiple formats: dialogues between characters, tool tip when an item in the scenario is clicked, as hiding information behind appropriate images and as clues to preceding information.
  • TALENTLMS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Providers] The RETAIN Model for Creating Effective Courses
    Provide plenty of options to choose from. Crossing over from the Traditional: An effective strategy to ensure transfer is to provide opportunity for reflection, summarizing key facts and recalling information. Crossing over from the Traditional: Create challenging quizzes that provide evidence of learning, at short content intervals, instead of longer ones. Provide information in multiple formats: dialogues between characters, tool tip when an item in the scenario is clicked, as hiding information behind appropriate images and as clues to preceding information.
  • GOOD PRACTICE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Providers] The seven deadliest sins of social networking at work
    Flooding your network with constant updates Chances are you don’t go into work and provide your colleagues with a real-time update of everything that’s happening. Not providing a profile picture on LinkedIn When you connect with people online, they naturally want to be able to see what you look like. Providing a skills summary and your current and past work experience makes it easier for like-minded professionals, organisations or even recruitment companies to find you. Social networking can be good for you and your organisation. link] , [link] 5. Charles Arthur.
  • KZO INNOVATIONS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [Providers] Recapping our Interview with Sal Khan
    Sal Khan , founder of the Khan Academy, a nonprofit dedicated to providing free online education to students around the world, and author of The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined, is revolutionizing  eLearning. We recently spoke with Khan about his perspectives on video in the workplace. Here, we’ll recap highlights from our enlightening interview.  . The Khan Academy was founded over ten years ago and has since then grown to 80 employees. It all started when Khan began tutoring his cousin in math to help her fill in the education gaps and learn at her own pace.
  • QUICKTHOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
    [Providers] Note to the eLearning industry: HTML5 now or bust!
    Here are some powerful reasons to adopt HTML5 today even when legacy constrains seem to favor a “wait and see” approach: HTML5 provides content adaptability to all screen sizes. As companies continue to experiment and ultimately launch HTML5 based learning projects, the demand for a new wave of service providers, technologies and skills will continue to grow. Accompanying this action, Google launched the www.HTML5Rocks.com initiative, a portal that provides articles and tutorials on the new version of the programming language of the Web. Supply and demand!
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
    [Providers] Manic May! Tools for Survival!
    It’s an amazing tool for students to share their work, as well as for teachers to provide instruction and guidance to students and families. Oh boy, I can feel it…May is here! Manic May! Hold on people, saddle up, I’ve got my big girl pants on, do you?! Actually my “big girl pants” translate to sassy shoes and big earrings. I’m not sure why, but they just seem to help this time of year. If you’re an educator, you know ALL that May holds. Oh May. Get ready! Welcome to the month of late nights and early mornings. Let’s do this! and they are all free!) Where to begin? Saddle up!
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
    [Providers] Just released: Speak Up 2014 National Findings for K-12 Students [From DSC: A nice pulse check on students’ expectations]
    Also see: Key findings from [the April 30th, 2015 Project Tomorrow] briefing include — from projecttomorrowblog.blogspot.com Excerpt (emphasis DSC): When students have access to technology as part of their learning, especially school-provided or enabled technology, their […]. Click here to download the PDF of the report. Click here to view the report in HTML.
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
    [Providers] Bundle Multiple Courses into an Ordered Series
    This document provides just a few examples of how a Series can be defined, and how auto-enrollments and/or interest records are generated for users based on different enrollment scenarios Portal Administrators use the Course Series functionality to bundle multiple courses into a logical chain of predecessor and successor coursework. The Series feature is a flexible course configuration tool, allowing you to design unique tracks of learning in many ways.
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
    [Providers] Building Organizational Well-being from the Ground Up
    Gallup provides some hard-to-forget numbers: The cost savings from these two factors alone should be a deep incentive for companies to invest in employee well-being, but many do not. “Organizational well-being” is a term that’s tossed around in discussions about company success and longevity quite a bit these days, but it’s still a concept taken lightly by many companies—at a cost. What is organizational well-being? In other words, the happiness and health of employees is really good for business. Why don’t more companies focus on organizational well-being?
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