• ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
    [Providers] Searchable Video Player for Training and Development
    The search output also provides an abbreviated text transcript for context so I could identify the relationship that was most important to me (cool!). 'I just took a look at a  searchable video player like no other! Most people don’t realise how frustrating video training content can be when you can’t search through or find the exact training content. Imagine using the ultimate searchable video player training tool that works with any platform, any browser, and any device. tool that all your learners will appreciate. multiple video searches. intuitive layout.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
    [Providers] Challenge Your Learners By…
    Include a guide or mentor to provide feedback and direct them to the resources they can use to fill their knowledge void. Translation: strip away all the fancy frills and provide simple tools that allow learners to build their own conclusions. 'In this hectic world of on-the-spot access to information, conversations held in 140 characters or less, and instant picture uploads, Instructional Designers are faced with the challenge of designing effective learning that won’t overload learners. The heart of this challenge is finding the learners’ motivational sweet spot. Finally….
  • MANAGING ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
    [Providers] 5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility
    Individuals with disabilities, who are members of the public seeking information or services from a Federal agency, to have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to the public who are not individuals with disabilities. The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) is an organization of state administrators of unemployment insurance laws, employment services, training programs, employment statistics, labor market information and other programs and services provided through the publicly-funded state workforce system. link].
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
    [Providers] Create Hand-Drawn Graphics in PowerPoint + Free Download
    Well, to be honest, when I first plugged it in and used it with the provided software, my hand-drawn graphics were far from beautiful. After using the tablet for a few weeks with the software it provided, I discovered that PowerPoint (and most other Microsoft Office products) supports the use of “Ink Tools” when you have a graphics tablet plugged in. 'I’ve always loved the natural look and feel of hand-drawn graphics. typically use them in my e-learning courses when I want to add a bit of visual contrast or to keep things fun for the learner. Enjoy!
  • THE ELEARNING NOMAD  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
    [Providers] Are you designing for cooperation or collaboration?
    It’s important that we facilitate and don’t tutor – because, as Dillenbourg points out, “the point is not to provide the right answer or to say which group members is right, but to perform minimal pedagogical intervention (e.g. provide some hint) in order to redirect the group work in a productive direction or to monitor which members are left out of the interaction.” 'The current eWorkshop design course is in its third week. What should be done collaboratively? What should be cooperation? The difference is important and it has significant design implications. It isn’t.
  • LEARNDASH  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
    [Providers] Understanding The Benefits of CEUs
    CEUs provide a good way of measuring a person’s participation in a continuing education program. 'Many occupations require continuing education so as to help people keep abreast of updates, and the latest information in their fields. Continuing education units have been established to verify that a person has completed the required program to get their professional certificates, which in turn allow them to continue practicing. This information is then reported to their employers. Standards have been set for CEUs to make sure that all the necessary standards are met.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
    [Providers] The post-hierarchical organization
    It will be one that provides a sense of belonging like a tribe, but with more diversity and room for personal growth. 'The way we manage our organizations is largely ineffective for the complex challenges we face, whether driven by the environment, demographics, economics, or politics. Hierarchies assume that management knows best and that the higher up the hierarchy, the more competent and knowledgeable that person is. But hierarchies are merely centralized networks. They work well when information flows mostly in one direction: down. Hierarchies are good for command and control.
  • TALENTLMS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
    [Providers] 10 Must-Read Articles about MOOCs
    While the goals of providing widespread access to education via the web and unlimited participation are notable ones, it seems that there is still much room for improvement. This report goes in-depth to provide everything you could possibly want to know about the current state of MOOCs. In June 2014 AT&T teamed up with Udacity to provide a ‘NanoDegree’ which would provide learners with the skills necessary to obtain an entry-level position with AT&T as an iOS applications designer, data analyst or other such similar positions. What defines a MOOC?
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
    [Providers] Interview with Wayne Barry, #EdTechBook chapter author
    As soon as I am in the office, I am surrounded by a plethora of technologies: telephones, personal computers, photocopier, printers, iPad, mobile phone, wi-fi connectivity and a range of software and web-services which provide a rich and eclectic toolbox for communication, collaboration, creativity, presentation, writing and research. It enhances my job very much and has provided me with an opportunity to connect, communicate and collaborate with my peers, not just in this country, but around the world. DH – Hi Wayne. WB – Hi David. DH – Indeed, thanks Wayne.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
    [Providers] Pressing Play on Gamification
    Gamification has the ability to drive business results through a bite-sized learning model that provides immediate feedback to learners, while engaging and enticing them to keep playing (learning). 'Millennials have never lived in a world without video games. The oldest members of this generation were mere toddlers when the Nintendo game system launched in 1985, sparking a gaming trend that has not only infiltrated our homes, but now our workplace. With this generation, everything is on the table,” said Gabe Zichermann, CEO of Gamification Co, in a recent TEDxBroadway Talk.
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
    [Providers] Latitude Learning moves up the ranks
    Latitude Learning, provider of the industry leading, cloud-based learning management system (LMS) LatitudeLearning.com, has been highlighted in Capterra’s list of the Top 20 Most Popular LMS Software Solutions. 'Latitude Learning secures the #15 spot of the Top 20 Most Popular LMS Software Solutions as highlighted by Capterra. Latitude ranked #15 among the hundreds of vendors in the growing global market for Learning Management Systems
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
    [Providers] An eLearning Design Checklist with Development in Mind
    Will each question provide instant feedback, no feedback at all, or feedback only after the test is over and the result is displayed? If feedback is provided, how detailed will that feedback be? 'Tired of having developers come to you with questions? Better yet, tired of being in the middle of developing your work when you realize you didn’t think something through or document it? Time to get proactive with eLearning Design! Here is a comprehensive checklist of things you should be thinking through and documenting for each page of your course design. Visual Design Elements.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
    [Providers] Dreamforce 2014, by CEO Trey Tramonte
    We had an opportunity to connect with a number of industry analysts who provided very optimistic outlooks on the collaboration market. From our viewpoint, the ecosystem that Salesforce has created is second to none and provides valuable extension opportunism to everyone involved. 'Did you make it to Dreamforce? As a first timer myself, all I can say is WOW, it was everything that people had warned me of and more. mega-event that is managed with uncommon precision and professionalism. Digging deeper, we learned the key problem is finding the experts that have the information.
  • QUICKTHOUGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
    [Providers] QuickLessons enhances offering to clients as part of commitment to HTML5
    Among the various new HTML5 features QuickLessons also includes: More than 200 characters from e-Learning Brothers , the leading provider of e-learning templates and virtual design customized training. More than 20 games and exercises also provided by e-Learning Brothers. 'As part their ongoing commitment to HTML5 as preferred platform for content creation,  QuickLessons  announced the release of a joint set of HTML5 updates, improvements and new features incorporated into its online collaborative solution for elearning content development. For more information:  [link].
  • LEARNDASH  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
    [Providers] Using ELearning to Generate Leads
    An elearning course can provide a “carrot” , a reason for completing it (credit, certificates, discounts, etc.). If you are really ambitious, you could do both a book and elearning course, using them in conjunction to establish your credibility and provide real value to your prospective customers. 'ELearning can be applied to almost any industry. In fact, your area of profession likely has some elearning available for learning new skills, receiving accreditation, or certification. Most of us have taken an elearning course related to our profession at  some point.
  • TALENTLMS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
    [Providers] 3 LMS Must-Have’s to Support Synchronous eLearning
    These features make it possible for course instructors to provide lectures followed by class discussions, have subject-based class discussions, and set the basis for the multidirectional sharing of information. 'One of the biggest benefits of e-learning is the flexibility it offers, learners anywhere around the world can all become a part of the same course and learning community. While the best strategy for each individual student depends on their preferred learning method, both of these strategies have their strengths and weaknesses. What is Synchronous Learning?
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
    [Providers] Knowledge Guru Fall ’14 Release Adds New Game Type, Expanded Reporting and More
    The “Bonus Gate” provides a mini game that is fun to play  and  actually integrated into the learning itself. We’ve added a short “Getting Started” video for both Quest and Legend game types that provide a three minute overview before you begin. 'Since the release of Knowledge Guru in 2012, our team has spent thousands of hours researching the science of learning and serious games. We’ve play tested dozens of games to see what mechanics work for learning. Most Next week, we are unveiling the all-new  Quest game type. What is Quest? Minigames.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
    [Providers] What a MOOC Is and What It Isn’t
    This misconception is understandable, since the language we use often equates MOOC providers like Coursera and edX with the courses themselves, but it is a misconception nonetheless. hope this post has provided some clarity on MOOCs and their role in corporate training and development efforts. 'Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are the education and training story of this decade (at least so far). It’s impressive. However, while there is growing awareness of the existence of MOOCs, there persists a good deal of confusion about what they actually are and what they can do.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
    [Providers] The grassroots of learning
    While Dave maintains that the role is to provide an introduction to an existing learning community in which the student may participate, there is obviously more that we L&D pro’s must do to fulfil our purpose into the future. 'Here’s a common scenario: I “quickly” look up something on Wikipedia, and hours later I have 47 tabs open as I delve into tangential aspects of the topic. That’s the beauty of hypertext. link takes you somewhere else, which contains other links that take you somewhere else yet again. Thus it can not be predicted ahead of time.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
    [Providers] Adobe Captivate 8: Custom Theme Colors
    To do that, click  Themes  on the toolbar and select any of the available Themes (Captivate provides several Themes out of the box). 'by Anita Horsley      When working in Adobe Captivate, it's possible that you will need to use colors that match your corporate brand. In that event, you'll be happy to learn that Captivate 8 allows you to easily create custom Theme colors. And once you've created your Theme colors, you can apply those colors to just about any slide object or learner interaction. Each Theme comes with a collection of Theme colors.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
    [Providers] Extending Mobile Models
    Whether it’s because of when you are, providing specific information, or where you are, using location characteristics, this is likely to be the most valuable opportunity. Does the greater detail provide greater benefit? 'In preparation for a presentation, I was reviewing my mobile models. You may recall I started with my 4C ‘s model (Content, Compute, Communicate, & Capture), and have mapped that further onto Augmenting Formal, Performance Support, Social, & Contextual. So, my starting point was realizing that it wasn’t just  content. To ponder. mobile
  • COLLECT MY THOUGHTS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
    [Providers] In our connected world, ratings and reviews websites more useful than ever
    CollectMyThoughts provides ratings and reviews for software and other business solutions. Amanda Yanchury is an industry consultant and works for CollectMyThoughts , a startup company seeking to provide reviews on a variety of business solutions. 'I don’t know about you, but these days, I don’t go to any new coffee shop, gym, or car repair shop without first checking out its online reviews. Hearing firsthand about others’ experiences can help with making a decision according to your own needs. This information helps me make a more qualified choice for myself. Happy reviewing!
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
    [Providers] Technology-aided learning: Changing the game in Organizational Learning
    While the LMS provided the necessary learning platform, the knowledge repository makes sure that there is never a dearth of relevant content to satisfy the growing appetite for organizational learning. By employing technologies like Responsive Web Design (RWD) and touch-friendly screens modern LMSs provide learners an enhanced user-experience on any device of their choice. This provides motivation for younger as well as older learners, who have certain misgivings about technology aided learning – and on the whole makes learning a whole lot of fun! contact-form-7].
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Providers] Sify eLearning Services Exhibits at DevLearn 2014 Conference & Expo by News Editor
    'Sify eLearning Services, a leading provider of learning and performance support solutions, is exhibiting at DevLearn 2014 Conference & Expo. Team members from Sify will demonstrate mobile learning solutions, content gamification, enterprise social learning, and much more. Design Strategies Development Strategies Games & Learning Mobile Learning
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Providers] How Can “Performance Support” Support Your Organization?
    Performance support provides a quick, on-the job decision-making system. 'On average, learners forget 70% of the content we teach them within 24-48 hours of formal training.  Performance support is a way to extend formal training to the job site, reminding learners of how to apply their formal training to get results. Back on the job after training has been completed, performance support systems give learners what they need to know at the exact moment of need. Remember what we discussed in training? Use it right now. And here’s the targeted information you need to get it done.”.
  • ELEARNING CHEF  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Providers] First Captivate 8 Patch Released
    Aside from the various fixes and updates provided, one significant bit of the update applies to folks who may be more ‘power users’ of Captivate and have custom templates and such. 'This is week-old news but worth a quick post to refresh the notice that a patch has been released for Captivate 8, bringing it up to 8.0.1.242. Assuming you have a subscription to CP8 (it’s difficult to get a license that’s not a subscription), fire-up Captivate and click Help > Updates. Adobe’s Official Notice , highlighting: Responsive Drag’n’Drop. Publishing to.exe has returned. link].
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Providers] Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2
    Illustrated Actors – They call them characters and provide an extensive list.  Upon entering Storyline 2, you are immediately provided with a few options on the left side of the screen, tutorials in the middle of the screen. . You have a wide variety of choices and I did like that the provided some information about the interaction and what you could do – as an option – with this interaction.  . 'Hollywood is well known for making  sequels.  And people are well known to either like them or dislike them.  Other times, they are even worse. Love it. Average.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Providers] Interview with Sue Beckingham, #EdTechBook chapter author
    By this I mean that I make use of the affordances of my mobile phone to access a wide range of apps to help organise my day, provide me with news, information as part of my research and of course social networking places where I keep abreast of what’s happening out in the field via my personal learning network (PLN). . Having this mini portable device with me at all times provides me with much a computer offers. The technology however can help to extend those connections and provide so many new ways to communicate and collaborate. DH – Hi Sue. Why keep it to myself?!
  • MARCIA CONNER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Providers] Advice for Executives: Get Some Sleep!
    Learning–and applying the right things faster–provides us the only long-term competitive advantage, and optimal learning requires sleep. Sleep provides your body rest. 'Our lack of sleep deprives us of the capacity to excel. There was a time I chose to sleep only a few hours a night. commuted between continents for months and then from the East Coast to West Coast each week for years. Habits included late night reading, early morning email, and thirty years without a nap. believed I could achieve higher productivity by simply sleeping less. I’m not alone.
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Providers] How to Get the Most from Temporary Workers
    Application – provide immediate opportunities for temps to practice and apply newly learned knowledge and skills. 'This holiday season temporary hires in the U.S. are expected to surpass 800,000, the most since 1999 and two and a half times the 2008 numbers. This is according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., a leading outplacement consulting firm. They observe that as the economy improves, retail sales go up and our dependency on temporary workers increases. This is not an easy task and the beliefs and worries of managers often get in the way of this happening.
  • EDYNCO  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Providers] How to design your course to achieve engaging learning experiences?
    Scenario based content usually provided by a story, role play, or simulation within which the activity plays a crucial role in helping students to place the content. For example, create a quiz with different types of questions and provide instant feedback, assign students to do their course work in a form of an essay, review it and give them personal feedback or use discussion forums on the topic. 'What we must keep in mind when designing online course is that the students want to have control over their learning environment and its content. screenshot of a Learning map.
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Providers] The State of Talent Development: 7 Deadly Sins, Part 2
    Or, how can we improve the measurable performance impact of the learning we provide our workforce? Some recommendations: To lower the time required to develop and deploy effective learning, consider more sophisticated learning templates or platforms than conventional authoring tools provide. This requires very active learning where all assessments use randomizing to provide more accurate measurement of knowledge or skill gain. It’s titled The 7 Deadly Sins of Talent Development. Did you miss the 1 st of the 7 Deadly Sins? Click to view it here. How do I know?
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] Top Ten Articles on Working Smarter
    The first keynote provided a big picture view of the changing world of business, while the second keynote focused on the future of retail. 'Ten important posts on working smarter. Our algorithms highlighted them as the most popular this year. Find the most important articles daily at [link]. DAWN OF LEARNING. MAY 16, 2014. What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or mindsets? ‘ . Is your company”s learning and development strategy wedged between a rock and hard place? And this is a high-stakes issue. Datasets. he asked. Reflections.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] How to Send Players an Email from the Guru Game Wizard
    To provide recognition or to gently encourage inactive player(s) to return to the game. Type your message in the provided space and click the button that acknowledges you have reviewed the message and are ready to send. 'The Guru Game Wizard allows you to send email messages to different players or subsets of players within your Guru game. There are several occasions where sending an in-game email to a player or a group of players can be useful. You may be running a contest. Quick Steps. Within the MANAGE PLAYERS tab, select the  Notifications submenu option.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] How To Export A SCORM Package
    With Guru, you CAN generate a SCORM package of your game, export it, and provide it to an LMS administrator for upload into your LMS. Once you have the file, you can provide the SCORM package to your LMS administrator for uploading to your LMS. 'The optimal way to experience a Guru game is via the web application. However, sometimes the organization requires tracking of completion via an LMS. The game play itself will be the same for players. What will be missing are the leaderboards and any opportunity to see how other players are doing. Quick Steps List. Be aware! conformant.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Developing a Guru Game: Overview of the Steps
    For each objection, provide an accurate answer to the objection using clinical trial results where appropriate. 'A good game is distinguished from a bad game in these ways: Concise game topics that link to whatever game name you created. Example: Product Guru should have to topics relevant to the products your company sells. Safety Guru should have topics related to safety). Measurable, specific topic objectives that link to the topic. Well-written g ame questions that assess a learner’s ability to meet the topic objective. Step 1: Decide which game type is best: Legend or Quest.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Creating Good Topic Objectives
    It will help you think about the cognitive skill you want learners to do and provide verb choices that match. 'There are three keys to a successful Knowledge Guru game: Relevant topics. Strong, specific objectives that relate to the game topics. Well-written, relevant questions that link to the objectives. This post focuses on the objectives you create for a game, and gives you tips on creating good ones…and avoiding bad ones. well-written objective links tightly to the topic it is associated with. Check out the image below. The ones on the right are much better. ”).
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Ideas, Experts and Data
    Creativity needs space: If you provide someone the solution they never really have a chance to think outside the box and innovate. 'Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. call these Friday’s Finds. “ We don’t see something until we have the right metaphor to let us perceive it.” ” – Thomas Kuhn – via @tobiasmeyer. “ Humans require the difficult and messy social routing protocol of trust.” ” – Valdis Krebs  @orgnet – via @voinonen. ” – @drunkcod.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] Managing Stakeholders, SMEs and Design Team - #IMPS
    If they provide materials and content, use what supports the learning objectives and rewrite as needed. 'The third element of IMPS is Manage. Manage* stakeholder, subject matter expert and design team’s expectations - Get them “on-board” with designing concise, but effective courses. Here''s how: Get buy-in on what is needed to accomplish the course''s goal. Emp hasize it is "OUR course ," belonging to all stakeholders especially the learner. We want a course that is: Efficient use of learners’ time, as well as the organization’s time. They also don’t know what ISD is and what you do.
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] The State of Talent Development: 7 Deadly Sins, Part 1
    Check out new learning content development technologies that provide game-enabled learning activities that can be deployed to smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. 'Organizations become their most introspective at this time of year, as we all push to complete end-of-year projects and plan for how 2015 will be better. In that spirit, we’ve looked back at 2014 to think about how Talent Development might be looking for that edge that will make 2015 transformative for your organization. Where might your workforce development strategies benefit from innovation in 2015? More agile?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] Sharing pointedly or broadly
    The dialog around a file provides a rich augmentation, just as such can be happening on a blog, or edited RTs of a microblog comment. 'In a (rare) fit of tidying, I was moving from one note-taking app to another, and found a diagram I’d jotted, and it rekindled my thinking. The point was characterizing social media in terms of their particular mechanisms of distribution. Now, there are distinctions, so you can have restricted access on the ‘broadcast’ mode, but in principle there’re two different mechanisms at work. course) or sent directly to one person.
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] Client Review for Translations: Setting Expectations
    The process goes like this: The vendor provides the translated text files and then waits for approval from the client before proceeding with voiceover recording and integration into the authoring tool. Provide information about what things the reviewer really needs to watch for. It might even be helpful to provide a checklist or some DOs and DON’Ts. 'We’ve been working on a lot of translation projects at Artisan recently. enjoy them. like seeing and hearing all of the different languages, and it’s an interesting change of pace. First, a little background. No net gain.
  • ONLIGNMENT  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] Compliance or competence? Choose your target
    it should provide plenty of examples, including those tough marginal cases. the learner must be supported in applying what they have learned to the job, perhaps by coaching, by reference information available on demand, or through communities of practice; And managers need to reinforce the new behaviours by modelling the skills themselves and by providing rewards through the performance management system. 'A few years back, I had the opportunity to take on a consultancy assignment in deepest Africa. There’s a lot that can go wrong if you don’t know what you’re doing. learning).
  • TALENTLMS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] 10 Must-Read Materials About Synchronous Learning
    This short chapter will provide you with grounds for further research of the subject. This article provides  great crib that consists of tools, apps and platforms you can use when creating or improving your synchronous courses. Seth Brickner in his article also covers interesting subject of users engagement improvement by creating interactive lessons and provides readers with solutions and ideas to keep your learners interested. Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Where do we start? From the basics of course! All in one. What more could you ask for? And it really is.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] Sneak Peak at My DevLearn Presentation
    It is a fine line between providing the educational elements and making the presentation engaging. 'This year for DevLearn I was asked to do a feature presentation on Matching the Right Content to the Right Instructional strategy. Here is the time, date and description… 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Wednesday, October 29. What is the best way to design instruction for today’s technology tools, for stand-up instruction, and for eLearning? Often, this matching can be the difference between success and failure of a learning program. It’s not quite ready but getting close.
  • LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] 7 Strategies for Learning Leaders: Driving Agility, Accountability, and Results
    They must ensure that their organization has the learning opportunities and resources it needs, measure the business value the department provides, and stay on top of their evolving roles. 'Much is expected of today’s learning leaders. Click here to read full version
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] Building the network era organization
    What happens as we become a quadriform society (T+I+M+N) and what aspects of the other three will be helpful to provide balance? It will be one that provides a sense of belonging like a Tribe, but with more diversity and room for personal growth. 'Part of the shift that organizations will have to make in the network era will be not only to add new dimensions, but to retrieve some old ones. Institutional life often required us to leave our family concerns at the door, and focus on the work to be done. In the military this could be for decades and in the church for life.
  • ASSETS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning tips from Tom Kuhlmann
    It’s spawned a whole industry of freelancers and resource providers. 'I had the pleasure of interviewing eLearning guru Tom Kuhlmann, VP of Community at Articulate and the author of the Rapid eLearning Blog , the most popular blog in the eLearning industry with over 100k subscribers. In this interview Tom shares his advice on how to improve as an eLearning developer, and his thoughts on topics such as PowerPoint based authoring tools, design, rapid eLearning, and more. Note: As a special bonus to my readers, I’ve been running an Articulate Storyline 2 Giveaway  that ends soon.
  • B ONLINE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning Blunders
    The purpose of the challenge was to highlight blunders found in eLearning courses and Articulate Community members provided many great examples of what […]. 'Blunder: a stupid or careless mistake. Alternative words: mistake, error, gaffe, fault, slip, oversight, inaccuracy, botch. This post was inspired by David Anderson’s eLearning challenge #32: Death, Taxes and E-Learning Mistakes. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course rapid authoring tools
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] Knowledge Guru Platform Wins 2014 Brandon Hall Award
    The game reinforced other rollout efforts and provided a “just before launch” reinforcement. 'Bottom-Line Performance and the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud won a coveted Brandon Hall Group bronze award for excellence in the Best Use of Games and Simulations for Learning category. BLP BLP and ExactTarget’s win was announced on September 10th, 2014. The winners are listed at [link]. The winning solution, MobileConnect Guru, was created using the Knowledge Guru Game-Based Learning Platform. Our clients loved it, and the training led to meaningful business outcomes.”. ABOUT KNOWLEDGE GURU.
  • TALENTLMS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] How Does Your LMS Metrics Measure Up?
    These include the course completion rates, the course registration number, the revenue generated per course in a given quarter, and even the quality of responses provided by the instructor in a course. Online training providers and schools are now looking into external metric measuring tools to integrate in their existing LMS infrastructure. We agree you manage tons of data and we appreciate the exponential size of the storage this LMS provides. Such ratings improve learner enrollment and provide opportunity to instructional designers to improve their courses.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] The 3 Ms: MOOCs, Mobile, and Millennials
    Some are, but most of the courses available from the major providers (Coursera, edX, etc.) 'MOOCs, mobile, and Millennials—these three ideas often elicit some measure of discomfort in training and development departments, because while these three forces are greatly affecting businesses in general and workplace education in particular, they remain relatively poorly understood. The result is a model of corporate training that is not well suited to its target audience. Let’s look at some data highlighting the disconnect between corporate training and these various factors.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] Spaced Repetition Featured in the New York Times
    ” But testing alone does not provide the desired increase in retention. Organizations depend on their training to help employees have less accidents, make more sales, provide better customer service and make fewer mistakes. 'You’ve seen us write articles and publish white papers on the science of remembering for well over a year now. We are big believers in the spacing effect, and using what we know about the brain to enhance what people remember. Doing so has a measurable impact on employee retention from training, among other things. ” We could not agree more.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] 21 Business Phrases that Should Never Be Used in eLearning (or in Business)
    This phrase is used to pontificate that there is only one vendor through which all services or goods are provided. 'To save you the heartache of using a risque phrase in your eLearning, here is a list of phrases that you should avoid altogether. The main lesson to take away from this list is that some phrases are just not appropriate for the workplace. Some are pithy but not if the phrase has to deal with or is anything close to inappropriate. Here are a few to scratch off your list: 1. Open the Kimono. Let’s keep those Kimonos securely tied. Hook Up. Skin in the Game. Gruesome I know.
  • LEARNDASH  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] Using ELearning in the Classroom
    By utilizing computing devices at each student’s station, teachers can enhance the verbal instruction by also providing the information covered in a visual presentation. For example, some colleges use tablets during classes such as science labs to provide students with an elearning tool to help them walk through the steps of the lesson. 'Many teachers and instructors are finding that incorporating an online accompaniment to their in-person instruction is extremely beneficial for their students. Why it works better: Its presentation. Beyond basic education and college.
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] Improve Sales, Service & Leader Skills MUCH More Effectively
    The problem is, training to imbed these critical skills is very expensive to provide those that need them the most, and options are few: Fly them in for classroom training. Provide learning the way your employees need it. Learn more about the degree of learning innovation provided by mLevel by downloading our new white paper: Learning Innovation and the Definition of Insanity. And that impacts revenue as well as customer retention. Create e-learning multi-path simulations that allow them to practice where ever they are. So most organization do little of either. Until now.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] Barnes & Noble Presentation Resources: Learning Games
    Based on seven years of research and development, the curriculum combines the best of video game-based learning with the best of hands-on learning to provide a learning curriculum for any student and any educational setting. 'Tonight I am speaking at a Barnes and Noble in New Brunswick, NJ. am excited about the presentation and to talk to a number of teachers and parents about some of the positive impact that video games can have on learning. As part of that process, here are some links to educational games. Game to Teach STEM. Below is a link to Survival Master Winter. Here is a video.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] Are confidentiality concerns holding back the e-learning industry?
    Showing a few screens of a module proves that the provider has not invented their client list and that the screens are demonstrating a variety of interactions, and well-designed menus but not much more. The confidentiality ‘trick question’ If we’re about to commission an external provide to create something confidential, let’s see if they cave in and show other people’s confidential information. Judging by how much e-learning seems to be borrowing from web design it seems that e-learning has fallen behind in terms of innovation. Rating systems (e.g.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] e-Learning and Compliance Training: Strategies for impactful course design
    So, if the learners are more accustomed to learning with an instructor, a virtual mentor can be introduced, which can provide the ‘human’ element in the course. Providing examples and case studies: By citing case studies and real-life examples, we can help the learner to fully understand the impact of changing his or her behavior and complying with the suggested set of rules/regulations. In addition to textual and graphical representation of data, interactivities can also be built into the course to provide both – a suitable relief as well as a ‘push’ for learning.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Providers] Flexing Your Tools to Create Maximum-Impact Online Training
    LMS’s provide us with enhanced capabilities and ease-of-use in creating course catalogs, launching courses, inviting and registering students, tracking progress, and assessments, among other features. Use microlearning concepts to provide learning in small chunks. How can you provide performance support to employees? An LMS that provides localized training experiences will already have all the contextual nuances of the supported languages embedded in the learner-device interface. Content design is often tackled separately from administration and program management.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Providers] A source of a great assignment for ECON students & faculty members
    Businesses contribute to society by creating and making available products and services that improve people’s lives in tangible ways, while simultaneously providing employment that enables people to afford the products and services of other businesses. Despite its ability to generate prosperity, capitalism is under attack. By shaking up our long-held assumptions about how and why the system works, we can improve it. Potential questions: What are the basic tenets of capitalism? How is it taught? What are the main points that the authors want you to grapple with? If so, why? 
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Providers] Brainshark Sales Accelerator Launch: Smarter, Measurable Sales Conversations by News Editor
    provides insights for managers to coach more effectively. 'This sales enablement platform gives reps instant access to engaging content in the context of their sales workflow and. Design & Development Tools Design Strategies Learning Media Rapid Development Training Strategies
  • EFRONT  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Providers] Basic tools for e-learning students
    The most popular one, used in numerous LMS systems to provide functionality such as built-in video chat or collaborative whiteboards, is Adobe’s Flash, with (Oracle’s) Java coming in a distant second. We suggest that students do not install any such plugin unless they have confirmed it as a requirement with their e-learning course provider. In this installment we’ll have a look at the software and basic tools for e-learning students which are gonna need while attending your e-learning program. Word Processor / Text editor. modern browser. Browser Plugins. webcam.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Legend or Quest? Choosing the right game type for your needs (part 1 – Quest)
    Each type provides an engaging game experience for learners so what’s the difference between them. This This personality is reflected in the feedback the Guru provides to the player during game play. More intensive feedback – feedback is provided after every question, every level, and every World in the game.  t. If you provide multi-day training, a Quest game can be a terrific supplement that reinforces content as well as pushing people to execute skill practice activities. This blog post focuses on Quest. Quest requires IE9 or higher. Quest does not.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Why and How to Include Performance Challenges in a Quest game
    Describe your challenge in the  Description  field provided. Provide clear directions on what learners are supposed to do. You might provide a link to a video, a blog article, or a checklist. 'One of the neat features if you choose to create a Quest game type is the ability to have “performance challenges” be part of the game play experience. If you include performance challenges in your Quest game type, players will see a center icon in the game world with flags on it. The flags indicate how many challenges you have included. Quick Steps. Click SAVE CHALLENGE.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Training: Live Training vs. eLearning. Which is Better?
    Even just the ability to re-wind and re-watch the action provides added value. 'by Jennie Ruby    I felt like a video star the other day. Well, at least in a tiny little way. taught a class a few years ago. It was for a fairly large organization. The section of the class I taught had an attendance of about 40 people, and they had several more sessions scheduled. But I didn't teach them--at least not in person. walked by that company's building the other day, and a stranger said "Hey, Jennie Ruby!" With one day's work, I had trained hundreds of people.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Design Corner: The Ultimate Feedback Mechanism – Talk to People
    Whenever you are providing something, especially something you would eventually like to be paid for, it’s pretty important to check with your audience and assess if you are on target. If there is a problem, all of this information provide a greater chance of knowing about. In this example, the in-person information not only extended what I knew from the usage data but provided a base for further research and a potential way to extend the usefulness of the product. Follow us on Twitter  @TechSmithDesign. As Designers, the importance of user feedback is a given.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Learning quicker by failing safely
    My discussions with Jeff over several years provide me with an excellent example of how organizations can deal with complexity and manage to grow and be sustainable. 'I attended the Community Forest International planning session yesterday. This organization, located in our small town of Sackville , is working on two continents and recently received €1.2 million from the European Union for its work on the island of Pemba in Tanzania. The day included participation from many community groups, such as Renaissance Sackville , which I represented. All of our relationships are personal.
  • ABSORB LMS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Weight Control Strategies for Learning and Development
    Since we tend to overestimate our own knowledge of a subject, exams also provide an important feedback mechanism. Exams designed to provide this type of reality-check feedback really shouldn’t count for as much of the final mark as an exam designed to measure overall knowledge of the learning content. Consequently, learning strategies can benefit from providing exams with different weightings. 'A friend of mine, an Oxford-educated mathematician, had a smart strategy to succeed in university. This seems logical and self-evident. Did you fail the first exam? Don’t despair!
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Digital Badges: Do They Help or Hurt Your Online Reputation?
    According to openbadges.org , the information behind each badge reduces the risk of cheating the system and provides justification and validation that includes: The issuer of the badge. 'Digital badges are a fairly new phenomenon on the Internet. Educators (especially online universities), companies (particularly online companies) and people who work in Internet-based fields award and post digital badges as a form of accreditation in a particular specialty. badge on a university site signifies that the school teaches that subject. Badges and Gamification. The Case for Badges.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Game Element: Rewards
    People do not play games just for the rewards but rewards can help with motivation, provide feedback to learners about progress and rewards are a way of being judged favorably by the game. The player does something she was supposed to do and is provided with points for the effort. 'Rewards are an important part of game play. Reward shelf from The Knowledge Guru. Here is a list of common types of rewards primarily compiled by Jesse Schell, a game developer and professor at Carnegie Mellon University. They are from his great book The Art of Game Design: A book of lenses. Praise.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Uplifted and Self-Actualization: This Week on #BLPLearn
    really dug the fact that the game not only provides facts, but Uplifted also acts as a tool to be used. '#BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. We’ll usually include some commentary from the original team member who found the article, too. Check back every Thursday. JOIN IN THE FUN. THIS WEEK’S ARTICLES. Uplifted. Where have you used these?
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Hosting a CoffeeEDU
    Ok, to be honest: we did provide coffee for our guests, but you don’t have to. 'Are you an educator who wants to learn from others and get inspired? Perhaps you’re excited about a new discovery, device, or idea that you’d like to share? Maybe you’re just curious about using technology in education, but don’t know where to begin? Well, have we got an answer for you: host a CoffeeEDU ! CoffeeEDU is the brainchild of edTech superstar, Alice Keeler. All that’s required of the organizer is to pick a date and time – besides that? No rules. It is.
  • VIKAS JOSHI ON INTERACTIVE LEARNING   |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Internet of Things: Imagination is the only limit
    These objects could be natural or man-made which would be provided with an IP address and the ability to transfer data over a network. 'I started my journey with Harbinger Systems sometime back. Though I am just a couple of months old here, the knowledge and exposure which I have received has been enormous. have interacted and learned a lot from my colleagues who always push and encourage me to dabble in new things. few days back, one of my colleagues mentioned about The Internet of Things (IOT) to me. These could actually make a difference in our lives.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] Tips for a technology-aided approach to induction trainings: An e-learning perspective
    few screens, including the introductory screens, are provided with 3D treatment. 'Induction programs are an integral part of the training calendar of any organization. However, it is a challenge to develop an effective induction program that covers widely dispersed geographies and reconciles conflicting learners’ schedules and at the same time manages to retain the learners’ attention. To achieve all this without a facilitator would seem to be a bigger challenge. Induction trainings are often information heavy and tedious for learners.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] 5 Content Troubleshooting Tips for Instructional Designers
    This provides a much-needed upgrade to the standard bullet-point layout. Either way, these ideas can provide inspiration for doing something unique that works for your course. ll tell you the same thing I tell anyone who I’ve taught eLearning design to: design activities for your LEARNER — not for what the built-in authoring tool activities provide. 'Do you ever feel stuck as Instructional Designers with content you can’t work with? Do you feel uninspired as to how to make something active? Do you feel like you’re doing the same thing over and over again? Still no ideas?
  • INSYNC TRAINING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] 4 Keys to Designing for the Global Virtual Classroom
    Globalization, new learning technologies and dispersed workforces have provided us with a much more diverse learner base than ever before. 'Making the Virtual Classroom Global. Naturally, the virtual classroom paves the way for working with these global audiences more easily. How are you adapting to respond to these changes in your classroom? In order to answer these questions, training professionals need to recognize the influence that culture plays in the classroom - especially classrooms that have three or even more cultures represented at the same time.
  • TALENTLMS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] 8 Skills You Must Have To Become eLearning Master
    As an instructional design master, it falls to you to ensure that the learners are provided with quality written materials that are appropriate for the audience. 'If you were to ask what the top must-have skills to becoming an e-learning master are, you would more than likely get a wide variety of answers. Being able to design instructional, online training courses requires some very definite skill sets. However, there are actually a few specific skills that are integral to mastering the creation of online e-learning courses. Skills You Must Have to Become an E-Learning Master: 1.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] Adobe Captivate: Adding Videos to eLearning
    There are several pay-as-you-go companies/websites that provide media servers including  Adobe Media Streaming Service ,  Wowza ,  Subsonic , and  Plex. 'by Kevin Siegel      You can add several types of video into a Captivate project, including AVI, MOV, and Flash Video (FLV or F4V). To insert a video, open or create a Captivate project and then choose  Video > Insert Video  to open the  Insert Video  dialog box.  I'd love to get feedback from you about this topic. You can take the poll  here.
  • EASYGENERATOR  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] Easygenerator is looking for an Online Marketing Intern!
    Easygenerator provides cloud-based eLearning authoring software. 'Online Marketing Internship. Easygenerator is a young,  rapidly growing Internet business. It enables instructional designers and subject matter experts to create learning materials with  a high learning impact. The software is used by over 5,000 users in more than 120 countries, in corporations, not-for-profits, government agencies, and educational institutions. What do we offer? An exciting internship in a high growth company. You will be  a critical part of the team with  your own assigned tasks and responsibilities.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] MOOCs at the 5 Moments of Learning Need
    'When does your organization provide training to employees, when it’s a good time for you or when it’s a good time for them? The moment of apply is where MOOCs really excel, in the form of providing just-in-time learning and performance support. Because of its flexibility and its comprehensive nature, the MOOC framework is well-suited to provide performance support. If you are stuck too firmly in the first category, it’s time to start inching over, and massive open online courses (MOOCs) are excellent tools to help you get there. Apply: When applying what you’ve learned.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] Preparing to Create SOP Training
    The person was looking for recommendations that would provide some ideas and suggested tools to achieve this and that would be appropriate for this audience. One method I often suggest is that, throughout the learning situation, you provide the learner with a number of different scenarios. scenario provides various “paths” to the information as opposed to simply memorizing a sequence of steps. 'I received an email the other day from a person who is tasked with creating a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) training for an online project management software. First. Second.
  • EFRONT  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] Content creation tools for e-learning
    Those text editors, such as Scrivener (PC/Mac) or ByWord (Mac), are way cheaper and simpler than Word, and provide a clean writing environment with few distractions. 'In the previous post in this mini-series we investigated the various LMS deployment options (cloud, hosted, self-hosted) as well as the necessary tools, services and software you’ll need to setup your own e-learning solution. Today we’re concerned with what comes after the deployment: the content creation tools for e-learning courses. Word Processor / Text editor. Or maybe not ? modern browser. Image Editor.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Providers] FREE Articulate Storyline 2 Book with eLearning Templates Subscription
    We’ve partnered with Artisan E-Learning to provide the best combination of eLearning Templates and Books to break through boring eLearning, bad design, and lack of knowledge! 'Don’t you wish you could break through all the obstacles to great eLearning courses? Well, congrats my eLearning friends. Here is a great offer from us that you don’t want to miss. And it’s just for Articulate Storyline 2 users. Why Break Through with Articulate Storyline 2? We took what we call, “awesomeness” and put it straight into our eLearning Templates. Learn more  here.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Providers] Service Thinking and the Revolution?
    The concept is considering a mutual value generation process between provider and customer, and engineering it across the necessary system components and modular integrations to yield a successful solution. 'A colleague I greatly respect, who has a track record of high impact in important positions, has been a proponent of service science. And I confess that it hadn’t really penetrated. Yet last week I heard about it in a way that resonated much more strongly and got me thinking, so let me share where it’s leading my thinking, and see what you say. Thoughts? strategy
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Providers] Using PDF Job Aids for Just-in-Time Training
    They don’t replace in-depth learning, but the support they provide helps boost knowledge retention and self-sufficiency. GPS systems help you get from one place to another by providing step-by-step instructions and grocery lists let you keep track of what you need to buy. It’s also a good idea to provide aids for new learners. PDFs are a great tool for providing learner support. 'When someone is on the job and needs an answer fast they don’t have time to go through a whole eLearning course. They need an answer they can get to just-in-time. Examples of Job Aids.
  • PERFORMANCE LEARNING PRODUCTIVITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Providers] Development Mindsets and 70:20:10
    If HR and learning & performance professionals are working with something that’s both a basic human driver, and whose impact on achieving it provides a kick like a horse, then maybe this is something we should be actively exploiting in our organisations. Without ‘growth mindset’ people, organisations end up providing products and services to a world that is in the past. 70:20:10 implementation will provide support, tools and processes to ensure learning is deeply embedded in everyday work. This is an interesting theory, but so what? All this is very interesting. nt, d?-
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Providers] Game Element: Maps
    Maps provide the freedom to have non-linear movement through the game space, maps give the players the opportunity to decide where they would like to go next and what order to approach different parts of the game. Most of the time the map provides a larger view of the area but often the player can then zoom into a particular area to see items in more detail and even use the map as a navigation device to move from one area to another. 'Understanding a large game space requires some type of visual. In most games, this visual is in the form of a map. Design Games
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Providers] Week's Learning #2
    Traditional onsite benefits, such as cafeterias, childcare, massages, and volunteer opportunities ranked a mere 5 percent when determining what benefits provide stability during economic uncertainty. Instead programs that offer the most stability, as reported by 75 percent of respondents, are those that communicate brand mission and provide career development opportunities. 'I am continuing with the summary of what I have learned from Twitter the last. realize it also helps me to curate and aggregate with greater focus. networkingCEO : "Happiness is not an accident. Values.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Providers] Innovation in open online courses
    The intent with this approach is to provide timely help to students and to engage other learners in helping answer questions asked by peers. By aggregating learner content and providing persistent profiles, we anticipate higher levels of learner engagement. As with previous MOOCs that I’ve taught, the intent is to provide learners with a range of tools, technologies, and approaches and provide learners with the opportunity to sensemake and wayfind through complex information spaces. Our focus has been on improving the social experience of learners. Persistence.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Providers] World of Learning Conference Review
    Well organized show – I won’t mention names but there is a certain association here in the US who could learn a few things on how to do a great show, from super fast Wi-Fi, to providing all attendees with a hot buffet, plenty of places to get coffee (non of which are named Starbucks),  effective processes for getting people their badges and so on… Exhibitors from all over Europe, some of which had US offices. If you want to provide insight and knowledge to people who want and need that information to make informed decisions.  Breakdown of the Show. Ratings.
  • EFRONT  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Providers] 10 eLearning Design and Development Mistakes
    Integrate a number of different Instructional Design principles/ theories that will provide effective and meaningful learning experiences for every learner of your audience, rather than just pick one for every eLearning course that you design and develop. 'In this article, I will list 10 eLearning design and development practices you should avoid while working on your eLearning deliverable. Keeping these practices on-hand, will help you to avoid these common eLearning pitfalls and create deliverables that offer maximum value to your learners. So, keep focused! Every learner is different.
  • TALENTLMS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Providers] 9 Rules of Successful LMS Implementation
    You should provide a course schedule and the list of assignments, as well as instructions for locating all relevant modules and materials. Finally, it is a good idea to include specific technology expectations and addressing some basic troubleshooting, and providing a list of services and resources offered by the institution, which may be valuable to learners. You can also provide notes to coincide with a lecture via email, webpage or learning module. Your goal should be to challenge, support and provide vision for your online learners. As an instructor.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Providers] Analytics Driving HCM Technology Purchases
    Its workforce analytics solution provides access to HR data, benchmarks, and analysis capabilities. Oracle, Workday, and many other talent management system providers will also be at the event showcasing their analytics solutions. 'The HCM technology market is hot. Our 2014 research shows that 20 percent of HCM software buyers will replace their current standalone talent applications with an integrated talent management suite over the next 12 to 18 months. What’s driving the purchase of HCM systems? See Figure 1.) IBM will be prominent among crowd.
  • JANE HART'S PICK OF THE DAY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Providers] 2014 Guidebook to the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014
    'Completely revised and updated, the 2014 GUIDEBOOK provides you with even more information about each of the tools on the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 list – to help you make use of them for personal learning as well as for your professional practice. It includes. Find out more about the Guidebook here
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014
    [Providers] What Information Does the Evidence of Competency by Course Report Provide?
    'Have wondered how to list every user’s progress (or lack thereof) for a particular course? Check out the Evidence of Competency by Course report. It was designed to be run for ALL users at one location on one course. This report will list all users’ status for that course, including users who have never enrolled. This step-by-step guide will walk you through each option
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014
    [Providers] Tech-ventures: Update from the Trenches
    The current attention across solution providers to improve the user experience is driving innovators to create “cool” user interfaces that are intuitive – and, dare we say, fun to use. ADP, Ultimate Software, and Ceridian provide capabilities that can track and calculate ACA actionability. To a one, the providers mentioned here have dedicated major development dollars to the user experience—and it shows. And let’s look managing new releases; this sometimes hairy issue is also being addressed by today’s software providers.
  • LEARNDASH  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014
    [Providers] CEU vs PDH: What’s The Difference?
    Not to be confused with a PDH (which is known as a professional development hour), getting enough CEU credits can help you to streamline your education, prove professional competency, and even provide you leverages during salary discussions at your current employer. On the other hand, a CEU credit is generally used for continuing educational courses that are provided at higher educational organizations like colleges, universities, and other groups. 'In almost every industry, you are bound to hear someone mention “CEUs” (short for “continuing education units).
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014
    [Providers] Stage by stage
    In this series I''m providing a brief overview of the theories, and how each can be applied in education. 'This is number 33 in my series on learning theories. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. Previous posts in this series are all linked below. My last post explored the work of Allan Paivio and his theory of dual coding. In this post we examine one of the most influential theories of the 20th Century - the stages of cognitive development model proposed by Jean Piaget. Reference Donaldson, M.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014
    [Providers] Bottom-Line Performance, ExactTarget Marketing Cloud Win Brandon Hall Award for “MobileConnect Guru”
    The game reinforced other rollout efforts and provided a “just before launch” reinforcement. 'Bottom-Line Performance and the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud won a coveted Brandon Hall Group bronze award for excellence in the Best Use of Games and Simulations for Learning category. BLP BLP and ExactTarget’s win was announced on September 10th, 2014. The winners are listed at [link]. The winning solution, MobileConnect Guru, was created using the Knowledge Guru Game-Based Learning Platform. Our clients loved it, and the training led to meaningful business outcomes.”. About Knowledge Guru.
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  • What you share on Twitter
          and LinkedIn
  • What people like you are
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