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  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2013
    [Providers] Drunk Tank Pink
    Alter provides examples of hidden persuaders lurking in names, labels, symbols, culture, colors, locations, weather, warmth and the presence of others. Environmental factors have a significant impact on how well people learn. Pay more attention to how workers feel about learning and what they say about it. In the late 1970s, scientists discovered that certain shades of pink calmed people who were agitated or angry. Walking into a pink room sapped the energy from difficult prisoners. Police painted holding cells pink. CLOs, whatever you do, don’t paint your classrooms pink.
  • INSYNC TRAINING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Providers] Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Surveys, Feedback, & More!
    Virtual training design doesn''t need to be difficult - but designers do need a working knowledge of the features each virtual classroom tool provides. This is the seventh post in a series of seven titled Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: A Virtual Engagement Primer. Click here to start reading at the beginning of the series. In this blog series, Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics, I''ll be sharing high-level summaries of virtual classroom tools, including chat , breakout rooms , whiteboards , application sharing , synchronized web browsing , and survey and feedback tools.
  • OPENSESAME  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015
    [Providers] Games Are the New Normal: The 2 Types of Gamification
    This animation based online learning program on Conducting Productive Meetings aims at providing the participants with fundamental tips and techniques to enhance the effectiveness of meeting and make them highly productive both in terms of the time saves and outcomes achieved,” reads the course description on OpenSesame. Gamification. It’s a buzzword that’s hard to escape if you work in the marketing industry, and even more inescapable if you deal with the ever-expanding elearning marketplace. or to coerce ”. According to a widely cited study by Gartner Inc., gamification marketing
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
    [Providers] The Affordable Care Act is Upheld: What It Might Mean For Your Health Care Benefits Costs
    The legislation is designed to drive down insurance costs through market competition driven by their “Affordable Insurance Exchange” This buyer’s market of health care benefit providers will be organized by each State – work supported by Federal grants. Providers in the Exchange are vetted, namely by keeping premiums low. For employers making contributions to their employees’ health care premiums, they would no longer have these costs if employees’ signed up for an Exchange provider. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
    [Providers] The Affordable Care Act is Upheld: What It Might Mean For Your Health Care Benefits Costs
    The legislation is designed to drive down insurance costs through market competition driven by their “Affordable Insurance Exchange” This buyer’s market of health care benefit providers will be organized by each State – work supported by Federal grants. Providers in the Exchange are vetted, namely by keeping premiums low. For employers making contributions to their employees’ health care premiums, they would no longer have these costs if employees’ signed up for an Exchange provider. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010
    [Providers] A Dozen Things the HR Technology Market Needs in 2011
    The recognition that only when end-customers focus sufficiently on change management, and solution providers deliver less complex/more intuitive/more engaging / "what’s in it for me?" So, what’s left to be done - PLENTY! Here’s a list of a dozen things that would continue advancing the HR technology market in material ways, many of these ideas will be further explored in subsequent blog posts: 1. Yes, Naomi Bloom, you had me sold on the importance of HR data models long ago! How easy and accessible are they to use? 5.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010
    [Providers] A Dozen Things the HR Technology Market Needs in 2011
    The recognition that only when end-customers focus sufficiently on change management, and solution providers deliver less complex/more intuitive/more engaging / "what’s in it for me?" So, what’s left to be done - PLENTY! Here’s a list of a dozen things that would continue advancing the HR technology market in material ways, many of these ideas will be further explored in subsequent blog posts: 1. Yes, Naomi Bloom, you had me sold on the importance of HR data models long ago! How easy and accessible are they to use? 5.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010
    [Providers] A Dozen Things the HR Technology Market Needs in 2011
    The recognition that only when end-customers focus sufficiently on change management, and solution providers deliver less complex/more intuitive/more engaging / "what’s in it for me?" So, what’s left to be done - PLENTY! Here’s a list of a dozen things that would continue advancing the HR technology market in material ways, many of these ideas will be further explored in subsequent blog posts: 1. Yes, Naomi Bloom, you had me sold on the importance of HR data models long ago! How easy and accessible are they to use? 5.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2013
    [Providers] A Dearth of Investment in Young Workers
    Reading is does, however, provide opportunities for companies who wish to take an alternative path to success.  It also creates opportunities for firms delivering affordable solutions to these companies to provide the training that they remain willing to deliver. Tyler Cown, a professor of economics at George Mason University, wrote a New York Times article, with the same title as this post ( [link] ). What  is troubling is his argument that due to a slow economic recovery, that much of our nations youth are being bypassed. Related Posts: Why MOOCs? Why Now? Why Now?
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
    [Providers] Wharton Puts First-Year MBA programs online for Free
    While this does not provide the participant student with the same benefits of going to Wharton with its two-year immersion in a community of scholars, or access to its famed relationships with employers, it does create an opportunity for many to receive the same ‘high-quality’ training from their professors. They have even provided an opportunity to receive a certificate of completion for $49 to those who pass those initial classes. Wharton’s announcement that it was working with Coursera to put its first-year MBA programs online for Free. All Rights Reserved.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2009
    [Providers] First Impressions of Google Wave
    An interesting conversation on our wave: Abinava: I have wondered about one thing though - one of the features of eMail is its ability to communicate across providers. I don’t what @what you are. I can still send a mail. It will also force other email providers to come up with better email features. I can imagine Microsoft will start working on the next level of Outlook. Me: Poll - Do you think Google Wave will force other email providers to change the way email services are provided? Here’s what you can do when you get a Google Wave invite. could be wrong.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2008
    [Providers] Tech Support Meme and Understanding your Audience
    And there are many more that provide the humorous side of tech support calls. Tony Karrer’s blog had this very hilarious take on technology adoption. Karl Kapp follows it up with another one. Sometimes I wonder if the incidents narrated in most of these conversations are actually urban legends. Do such users actually exist who would ask there is the “Any key” on the keyboard? And what assumptions do we make of our users when we create a learning module? The key is to understand your audience and build content that doesn’t insult their intelligence
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2009
    [Providers] August Big Question - Feedback
    The Learning Circuits' Big Question for August is to provide feedback on the "Big Question" itself. This provides not just perspectives, but valuable solutions. have a high opinion of it and have always enjoyed reflecting on the questions posed and reading the responses posted. One of the goals of the Big Question is to "Get different perspectives on topics that are of interest to workplace learning professionals." I feel the Big Question achieves that goal. Here are just a few some examples that I have found beneficial. must have missed that month. ISD e-Learning
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009
    [Providers] e-Learning Tour - May 21
    will discussing a non-linear WBT* created for my corporate university at Provident Bank.  Jeffery Goldman, e-Learning Designer, Provident Bank Social eLearning  - A reusable product that invites conference audiences into a conversation with keynote presenters before and after the event. Learning Trends will be hosting a free tour of e-learning examples that are being implemented out there. The event is on May 21st and you can learn more and sign-up at  [link]. I am also happy to be participating in Tony Karrer's portion of the tour. View the event overview  .
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014
    [Providers] Articulate Storyline Training – Salt Lake City, March 24-27
    Storyline Intermediate builds upon foundation skills in Storyline Fundamentals by providing students with hands-on practice extending Storyline capabilities, and customizing the learner experience. The first Articulate Storyline training for the eLearning Road Tour is fast approaching! In beautiful Salt Lake City, March 24-27, we’ll be teaming up with Lodestone to deliver awesome Articulate Storyline training. This event is perfect for any beginning Articulate Storyline users to users who want to become more advanced! Secure your spot here. Learn More. Courseware and class files.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011
    [Providers] More Than a Dozen Ways to Navigate an E-Learning Course
    That’s a great way to provide course instructions but not have to do so at the forefront. A question I’m asked quite often is whether or not to offer instructions on course navigation. It’s a good question because while many courses do have instructions, sometimes they just don’t seem necessary. addressed this in a previous post where I asked if you need instructions on how to use an elearning course. In today’s post we’ll take a look at some real examples of how people have dealt with the course instructions. Examples of E-Learning Course Instructions. The Interface Tour. Novelty Helps.
  • ECONTENT  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
    [Providers] Review: Send to Kindle (via Nordic Waterfall Skiing)
    The frozen waterways provide trails into the back country wilderness which are impossible to reach (or at least very difficult) in the Summer. Strange title?! wanted to test Amazon's new service which allows any web site owner to send content to a Kindle. At the same time, here in northern Minnesota we have some of the best Spring snow conditions in years, which means excellent white water skiing! Thus, this post reviews both a favorite and little known favorite sport of mine, Nordic River Skiing. and Amazon's new feature that allows a web site owners to easily (?) Click and Try!
  • ECONTENT  |  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
    [Providers] Microsoft Buys Yammer. Confirming Cat 2.0!
    People from my groups who I DID NOT originally know provided me valuable knowledge. I've used Yammer for 3.5 years, and have extensive experience with running a large corporate wide Yammer network. Thus, earlier today I was pleased when my black tabby cat's opinion of Yammer was validated! Microsoft purchased Yammer. This also confirmed what I have known for some time. microblogging adds value to the enterprise by optimizing collaboration. As a member of Yammer's Customer Advisory Board, I offer my congratulations to Yammer! It's been a fun ride over the past 3.5 2009).
  • ECONTENT  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
    [Providers] Virtual Page Views Using Google Analytics
    You can provide whatever name you desire. Today's entry starts a series of Google Anlytics (GA) posts on features I use which extends its functionality. My first topic is virtual pageviews. When you install GA on your web site, you are given javascript which is hosted on every "html" page. However non html pages will not be tracked (like pdf's or MS Office files). Perhaps you've created a manual (pdf) and you would like to know how many people have downloaded the file. Enter virtual pageviews which can track either files or links to other web sites.   Web/Tech
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009
    [Providers] Girlstart
    Girlstart.com provides online science, math, and engineering lessons directed at girls. It has helpful information and games as well. Check it out: [link
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2004
    [Providers] The writings of Lee Kraus
    The goals of the lms include: - link people to work performed - establish performance standards - link performance issues to resources -keep records of intervention -associate resource to analysis -provide mechanism for updating resources -provide record keeping on resource updates. The writings of Lee Kraus Welcome! I try to focus on creativity, innovation, collaboration, technology, and elearning. Brad discussed the current state of the LMS industry and how it might address the changes that are represented as the workflow learning initiated. More later. Lee Kraus, 2010.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [Providers] Why Attend Conferences? UW Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning’s 25th Anniversary
    As an eLearning provider, we are hearing a lot of chatter from prospects looking to transition to online education. Conferences provide a great venue to network with old colleagues and friends and meet new eLearning advocates. No doubt the anticipated 20% - 40% decline in face-to-face workshop education is causing alarm in the conference marketplace. However, I believe that eLearning managers should attend at least one industry conference a year. almost always come away with a new idea, technology, or general vision to apply to my practice. Think it includes social networking?
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010
    [Providers] Instructional Design for Videos
    This accessible forum has made it easier for organizations to produce and provide online training videos. While this technology is available to anyone, companies do need to take time to consider the quality of the online training videos they are producing and providing. A lot of training is using video and it’s becoming very easy to create and distribute. As things become easier and cheaper we often see the quality decrease. However, if you can quickly create a video on your handheld camera and upload it to YouTube then you might be tempted to just “wing-it&#.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016
    [Providers] Interactivities in Level 2 and Level 3:Limited and Moderate Interactions
    Assessments are through simple quizzes, games, or multiple-choice exercises and feedback is provided along with correct and incorrect answers that helps in reinforcement. In my previous blog, I discussed the first level of interaction, passive interaction. Now let me take you through the second and third levels of interactivities. Level 2: Limited Interaction. Order of content. Though the learner has limited interaction with the course, he is an active participant. The course allows him to navigate to a unit or a slide of his choice as the content is presented in a non-linear fashion.
  • JOITSKE HULSEBOSCH ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010
    [Providers] Do you fear technical things?
    Or what a great mobile provider is in the Netherlands. Image via Wikipedia One time I got a call whether I know what to look for when you buy a laptop. Or people ask if I know how you can make Outlook address list. Things I do not know but apparently I have given them the impression that I might know. People are surprised to discover that I do not know how turn up the volume of my phone too (secretly they are glad too:). Somehow my ICT knowledge is overrated because I work a lot with social media and facilitate online. skype connection fails, a bad sound etc. How do you deal with it?
  • JOITSKE HULSEBOSCH ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2008
    [Providers] How much time does web2.0 take?
    If you have 5-10 hours per week, become a content provider. I often get the question how much time it takes to blog. Since I'm a meticulous time-writer, I know this blog takes me less time than I'd imagine myself- 4-6 hours per month with 2-3 blogposts per week - but then I measure only the writing of blogposts. If you'd include reading other blogs and thinking through topics for blogposts it'd be much higher. I was delighted to find the museum2.0 blogpost talking about the time it takes a nonprofit organisation to engage with web2.0. The image was copied from museum2.0's blogpost too.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009
    [Providers] Lynda.com Online Training Library Review
    Also, as a Regular member, you are not provided with exercise files that go along with each course. Although the exercise files are not required for using the tutorials, they do provide a way to continue learning and exploring after completing the course. If your job or life demand that you learn software applications quickly, then you’ll probably be interested in lynda.com. I’ve been a subscriber to the lynda.com training library for years and found them to be a life saver when working under tight deadlines with little time to learn something new. The Best Features.
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015
    [Providers] We’re Hiring Engineers!
    We are a learning technology solutions provider , i.e. we develop material for training through e-learning, mobile learning, tablet learning, social learning and much more (Do checkout our website for complete information). We’re hiring! And we are on the lookout for fresh engineering graduates with good writing skills. So, if you are interested, here’s more about what to expect at Origin Learning. Our clientele includes Fortune 100 companies, which means we are always on our toes when it comes to innovation in learning. Visit [link]. Cheers!
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
    [Providers] THE EVOLUTION OF LEARNING
    Learning has become more “personal” and as a learning solutions provider , one has to be aware of this critical requirement. While PLEs so far have been thought of in the context of online environments, the term stands for the entire collection of resources that a learner uses to answer questions, provide context, and illustrate processes. This requires active participation of learners with the learning solution providers. “Learning” by itself is a more personal endeavor towards gaining the required knowledge. learning, based on the demands of the land.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
    [Providers] Adding custom navigation buttons to imported PowerPoint slides
    But some of us prefer to provide [.]. Many trainers start their eLearning content authoring from MSPowerPoint. And then use tools like Adobe Captivate or Adobe Presenter to covert these PPTs into elearning courses.  Captivate automatically adds click based navigation to progress from one slide to another when you import a PPT slide deck into Captivate. Rapid Authoring Under the hood Adobe Captivate 5 buttons added to powerpoint slides MS PowerPoint navigation issues in captivate 5
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015
    [Providers] The Total Cost of Your Workforce
    Information was spread across the organization in siloed systems and was often difficult to reconcile (sound familiar?) In a relatively short timeframe, however, ConAgra Foods’ HR team has been able to leverage technology solutions to provide both current and projected headcount as well as total workforce costs. The company was using two principle systems: the HRIS, managed by HR, provided data on salary and benefits; and an ERP system, technically owned by Finance, provided cost data. The HR leaders at ConAgra Foods did not shrink away from this challenge.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Providers] HR Tech 2012: With a Peek at Payroll
    Dayforce’s support of paycards is not surprising, given that its parent Ceridian is one of the larger provider of support for the “bank-less” workforce. Ceridian offers paycards for its own employee -- and many put part of their salary on paycards to provide cash (and track spending) of their college-attending children. It currently provides human capital and payroll management solutions for 130,000 customers in 52 countries (supporting a total of 25 million employees.) But let’s not forget Core HR. While glitz sells (and yes, there is some here!),
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Providers] HR Tech 2012: With a Peek at Payroll
    Dayforce’s support of paycards is not surprising, given that its parent Ceridian is one of the larger provider of support for the “bank-less” workforce. Ceridian offers paycards for its own employee -- and many put part of their salary on paycards to provide cash (and track spending) of their college-attending children. It currently provides human capital and payroll management solutions for 130,000 customers in 52 countries (supporting a total of 25 million employees.) But let’s not forget Core HR. While glitz sells (and yes, there is some here!),
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2007
    [Providers] Open Source LMS Comparison
    Starting a new post to capture resources providing comparison, information on Open Source LMS: Course Management Systems Comparison - By Edutools 2006: The Year Of Moodle - From Epic Open Source For Learning - Harold Jarche
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
    [Providers] Reaction to IMS Learning Impact 2012 Conference
    While it was a small gathering, the caliber of people and level of engagement of the participants was impressive. ( [link] ) There was a high concentration of executives of major educational content publishers, the largest learning technology providers, and leaders in K12 and higher-ed all gathered to coalesce around a set of standards that can meet the challenges of transforming teaching and learning in higher-ed and K12. In an individualized learning environment, the teacher needs choices; to pick the best learning resources for the student from across multiple content providers.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010
    [Providers] Mobile Learning - 7 Interesting Patterns
    Is this a low cost entry point to provide low-cost, high-quality mobile learning to our workforce? To get around the cost of 3G connectivity, the institute of tropical medicine have gone ahead and provided these health workers with Airport Express wireless routers that they can use with their home broadband connections. The key for success in my opinion, is to ensure that you pick social software that already provides mobile access. Over the last two DevLearn conferences, the big buzz has been around Mobile Learning. Don't know how to create a podcast? Here's a tutorial.
  • LEARNING DOJO  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016
    [Providers] Announcing a New Kind of Conference – Mobile & Web CodeCamp
    Years ago I started attending a lot of conferences and found that most conferences you go to provide a lot of high level overview of various topics which often times is good (and I still love going to those conferences) but often you come out of those sessions with just an overview information and not actual hands on knowledge or experience you can use to start using in your development right away. I am excited to announce that in collaboration with LearnToProgram.tv we are bringing you a new kind of conference called Mobile & Web CodeCamp. Regards, Jeff Batt. Register Here.
  • PERFORMANCE LEARNING PRODUCTIVITY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016
    [Providers] The Driving Test: the canary in the mine for formal training?
    The driving test provides a ‘rite of passage’. The first chapter of ‘ 70:20:10 towards 100% performance’ (the recent book by Arets, Jennings & Heijnen) is titled ‘the training bubble’. It takes a quick look at the history, the lure, and some of the problems that have been brought about by thinking only in the formal training paradigm rather than in the performance paradigm. In another research paper , Vlakveld reported that driving simulators may speed up skills acquisition, but will not help make novice drivers safer. billion). At other times it is done alone. Yet we still persist.
  • MLEVEL  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2015
    [Providers] Best of Elearning! 2015 Finalists Revealed
    We are committed to recognizing innovation and user satisfaction across a diverse group of solution providers,” reports Jerry Roche, editorial director of the Elearning! Given the high volume of votes and the number of nominated products, every one of these solution providers should be proud to be voted as best-in-class by their customers,” adds Catherine Upton, Group Publisher, Elearning! Discover what your peers and colleagues say about their solution providers. Executives Nominate 100 Solutions Across Expanded 30 Categories for Excellence. Elearning! Conference. in 2016.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
    [Providers] E-learning on a shoestring
    And don't forget those organisations - typically cottage industries - that provide training services to the big boys, but have had neither the capital nor the technical expertise to integrate e-learning into their offerings. personally have been working with a wide range of smaller companies and training providers who want to establish an e-learning delivery capability. Training providers will have no trouble using Moodle to provide course web sites to support traditional, e or blended solutions. Smaller organisations were essentially priced out.
  • LEARNING DEVELOPMENTS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
    [Providers] Saba Player Templates and Best Practices
    It seems uncommon for LMS vendors to provide this functionality. The question is “what is the best way to create a video based training course in Saba?” When first answering a question like this, I like to look around for best practices. have a lot of video based content. The videos are 3 to 5 minutes long and I have 40 to 50 videos in a course. In this case, I was unable to find a best practice when it comes to packaging as SCORM to deliver in an LMS. Key Issues to be Addressed The two issues I’m wrangling with are usability versus cost to deliver. Each SCO has two pages.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2010
    [Providers] dominKnow Learning Systems Starts Beta Program Registration for Claro at DevLearn|10 by Learning Solutions Staff
    CraftEdu provides global online video art and craft education with Faculte Studio.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2010
    [Providers] Faculte Delivers Effective Learning Communities Through the Use of Online Video by Learning Solutions Staff
    CraftEdu provides global online video art and craft education with Faculte Studio.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011
    [Providers] Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog
    As support, Anderson provides examples in which exceptional performers (elite dancers, TED Conference speakers), learn from their counterparts around the world by watching them online. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? Free online video is creating new global communities, granting their members both the means and the motivation to step up their skills and broaden their imaginations. Innovation has always been a group activity. Blog this! More about me here.
  • DESIGNED FOR LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
    [Providers] My take on the #Blimage Challenge: Learning is A-Mazing!
    There are unexpected twists and turns in the journey of trying to solve a maze just like there are serendipitous learning moments in our own personal journeys. 2) Structure and Chaos - Paths, walls and hedges provide a structure to the maze. learning goal and good instructional design provides the necessary structure and motivation and a way forward to continue. I jumped into the #blimage challenge. Although no one challenged me to it, it was too much fun to ignore! Blimage means 'Blog' and 'Image'. It all started with one tweet and has since become so much more. What is a maze?
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010
    [Providers] Rapid Performance Improvement: The Two-Minute Drill
    If the quarterback provides the necessary leadership, the team is often successful in scoring during those final two minutes. That is, they should be monitoring progress, measuring results, and providing feedback to team members. Most organization change efforts fail because they lack clarity of focus, leadership, a sense of urgency, a solid plan, preparation, the right people, the right resources, execution and follow-through, measurement and feedback, and organizational learning. This was the message that I heard from Clinton O.
  • PRACT.US  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
    [Providers] No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week
    This article provides several good strategies and reminds us that it’s ok to acknowledge and deal with discord. This week’s best articles for no-nonsense employee training. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve.  I’ve pulled the best ones from this week so you can get right to the good stuff. Manager’s Guide to Preventing and Dealing with Workplace Conflict. Read more. Read more. Read more.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
    [Providers] Ask The Experts: KiKi L’Italien
    They can supply the kind of expertise that’s needed in a lot of cases that higher education just doesn’t provide. You have associations though, that are out there for every aspect of business, and so you have the ability to provide expertise in areas that people just cannot get that granular and focused and, you know, being able to provide that. How are we able to provide that information to people?” Jack McGrath: Hi and welcome to another in our series Ask the Experts. Today we’re going to be talking to Kiki L’Italien who is a social media consultant. Welcome, Kiki.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
    [Providers] Ask The Experts: Kiki L’Italien
    They can supply the kind of expertise that’s needed in a lot of cases that higher education just doesn’t provide. You have associations though, that are out there for every aspect of business, and so you have the ability to provide expertise in areas that people just cannot get that granular and focused and, you know, being able to provide that. How are we able to provide that information to people?” Jack McGrath: Hi and welcome to another in our series Ask the Experts. Today we’re going to be talking to Kiki L’Italien who is a social media consultant. Welcome, Kiki.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
    [Providers] Infor to Acquire CERTPOINT Systems Inc. by News Editor
    Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, announced on Monday, March 4, that it has reached an agreement to acquire CERTPOINT Systems Inc. Learning Systems Management
  • PERFORMANCE LEARNING PRODUCTIVITY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009
    [Providers] The Future Business of Learning for Suppliers
    He references The Masie Barometer which provides a late-March 2009 snapshot of learning & development in a range of organisations – 77% of respondents based in the USA. THE FUTURE BUSINESS OF LEARNING The future business of Learning (or whatever name we finally settle on) lies in providing organisations with the tools, techniques and environments to support them in building employee capability and performance in an increasing range of areas. If they do, they will need to be absolutely sure that each supplier is providing real value. It has no other option.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
    [Providers] LATI: A better way to measure influence on Twitter?
    So notwithstanding complicated and opaque measures like Klout, LATI provides an open and convenient snapshot of digital influence. I’ve never been comfortable with attributing digital influence to the number of followers someone has on Twitter. To me, it’s more a measure of your longevity on the platform. The longer you have been on Twitter, the more followers you will have collected over the years. That will remove the variance due to longevity from the equation. For example, I currently have 831 followers and my Twitter age is 2.1
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
    [Providers] E-Learning News and Notes
    In the end, no matter what type of security you setup, if someone really wants to cheat even with a 360 web cam that the vendor provides, it can be done. Key differences: CLSs have reports and provide some analytical data – RCATs do not. The interview is uneditied and the executives are not provided the questions ahead of time. Lots of stuff has been going on these past few weeks s0 let’s just jump right in. love Questionmark, its a wonderful product and it can use a “connector” to integrate into your learning platform or system. End Game. disagree.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2006
    [Providers] Clark Aldrich - "Second Life is not a teaching tool"
    Any content has to either bubble up from spontaneous conversations (great when they happen, but not predictable or scalable enough to provide an intellectual payoff), or be "brought in." personally believe that the next generation of Second Life that gets around some of the current technical issues and provides presence audio is going to have adoption patterns similar to virtual classroom / virtual meeting tools Clark Aldrich's recent post on LCB - The Learning Circuits Blog: Second Life is not a teaching tool - has me wondering what he thinks a "teaching tool" is?
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2008
    [Providers] Wiki Course Authoring
    Not sure if he saw my post, but I was just reminded by Tim Seager from Xerceo about their Prescribe tool that provides: Full Wiki, RSS functionality that is SCORM conformant for tracking and managing competencies. The other thing that they aren't currently talking about is using various add-ins to provide additional functionality within the course. In my Ten Predictions for eLearning for 2008 , I said - Wiki + SCORM + Add-ins will become more common for easy authoring. He also pointed me to a video that shows the tool in action. Their video makes it look really complicated.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2006
    [Providers] Will Blogs, Wikis, RSS, Mashups be Used in Corporate eLearning?
    Wikis provide an opportunity for us to create reference hybrids - Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids - easily and maintain them easily. While technically this is not a mashup because the Captivate provides static content, its the same basic idea and something we are familiar with. I saw another post from Dave Boggs, Has The Blogging Trend Begun To Fade, Even Before It Ever Got Started In Corporate Training / e-Learning Environments? In this post, Dave unfortunately lumps together blogs, wikis, mashups, rss feed together (probably because eLearning 2.0
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
    [Providers] Big Question - Working with SMEs
    This will provide some reference to what they may expect in a course. Provide detailed instructions for reviewing drafts. also provide a checklist. Also request SMEs to provide names of anyone else familiar with the subject well enough to provide useful feedback. This will be helpful in connecting you to the people that will provide evaluation data. This month's Big Question at Learning Circuits is on working with subject matter experts (SME). First off, thank you Tony at Learning Circuits for using my suggestion as this month's question. In
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2008
    [Providers] Has Anyone Seen My SMEs?
    This will provide some reference to what they may expect in a course. Provide detailed instructions for reviewing drafts. also provide a checklist. Also request SMEs to provide names of anyone else familiar with the subject well enough to provide useful feedback. This will be helpful in connecting you to the people that will provide evaluation data. When working with subject matter experts (SME), you must keep them involved and engaged in every step of the e-learning process. Here are some tips to accomplish this goal.  needs analysis is very important. Reality
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009
    [Providers] LMS/CMS as Personal Learning environment?
    know for the LMS I am working with (which is REALLY an online course library with some reporting functions), setting this up to provide ALL of the potential tools one would need to truly develop a personal learning environment would be impossible. In my case, this may be an instance of leveraging what is already there and what the tool provides (a large library of content) and finding ways to link it to other tools with more useful features (sharing capacity, better reporting, etc). Doug Holton, in a recent post, pointed to a 2002 Educause article on this exact topic.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
    [Providers] Taming Online Training at the San Diego Zoo
    Working Safely With Dangerous Animals provides training on industry standards for keeper training and safety when working with dangerous species. We have a product that is top-notch, interactive and has expanded to courses beyond animal care to business, management and communications, and really provides an opportunity for personal and professional growth. For instance, the American Association of Zoo Keepers recognized the benefits of collaborating with the academy while creating its own platform to provide specialized education and professional development.
  • PRACT.US  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016
    [Providers] What Consultants Need to Know About Behavior Change
    Of course, you still need to provide your clients with motivation and information about why your solution will benefit them. In your change strategy, you can keep people feeling good and open to ideas by providing options and letting them chose their preferred plans for adopting new behaviors. Among other strategies, they provided employees with data on how well they were meeting performance goals and gave managers dashboards of overall performance. Video games have made an art form of providing positive feedback to keep people playing. Provide support.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016
    [Providers] 2016 Employee Engagement Predictions by TINYpulse
    The percentage of employees giving peer recognition has been growing over the past couple years: Our 2013 report showed that, when offered a simple tool to do so, 36% of all workers will provide peer recognition on an ongoing basis. Our 2014 report showed that, when offered a simple tool to do so, 44% of all workers will provide peer recognition on an ongoing basis. Part of keeping employees growing in the workplace is making sure they are engaged. That’s why we love the information collected from our friends at TINYpulse, and we love when they guest post on our site!
  • JAY CROSS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
    [Providers] Is this intentional, Ning? Is it ethical?
    However, to ensure that we provide responsive, helpful support for Network Creators with Ning Mini, Plus or Pro plans, we are closing all other tickets submitted by Ning Networks that haven’t subscribed to one of the three plans. So instead, I will state my intentions on this post: I refuse to pay your $24.95/month fee for a service you are not providing. When a company sends me an invoice with no return address or way to reply, I consider it invalid. And unprofessional. For example, I just received an invoice from no-reply@ning.com for $24.95.
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Providers] Blogging 101
    Readers have been generous enough to send me links to additional materials and to provide comments that have pushed my thinking in new directions. This is my 101 st post to the Learning Journal blog. milestone of sorts. started blogging as an experiment in web 2.0 technology, and now see my blog posts as something of a professional calling card. But above all, blogging has been a tremendous learning activity for me. One exciting aspect about posting some of my ruminations online is that I have received feedback and responses from all over the world. Thank you for commenting! Forster.
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Providers] Blogging 101
    Readers have been generous enough to send me links to additional materials and to provide comments that have pushed my thinking in new directions. This is my 101 st post to the Learning Journal blog. milestone of sorts. started blogging as an experiment in web 2.0 technology, and now see my blog posts as something of a professional calling card. But above all, blogging has been a tremendous learning activity for me. One exciting aspect about posting some of my ruminations online is that I have received feedback and responses from all over the world. Thank you for commenting! Forster.
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2011
    [Providers] The path forward
    Most importantly, I am indebted to Michele Martin, consultant and author of The Bamboo Project Blog , whose recent series of posts and &# day camps&# on positive professional development  provided a profound list of questions to ponder on the journey. I do know Michele, and I appreciate how she has shared her own career jouney and the ideas that brought her clarity and inspiration. “Our key career management strategies are knowing our strengths, following our passions and seeing the opportunities in ongoing change. These are the topics I want to focus on here. Thank you all!).
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
    [Providers] Intuition Unveils Revolutionary Knowledge Management Platform by News Editor
    Intuition, a leading global knowledge solutions provider announced at DevLearn Conference & Expo the release of a new revolutionary knowledge management solution, Intuition Advantage. Blended Learning Design & Development Tools Design Strategies Development Strategies Emerging Topics Training Strategies
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
    [Providers] 10 Tips on Using Tables in Your E-Learning Courses
    This provides good visual cues and helps direct the learner’s focus. I had a blog reader ask about the best way to animate a table in her rapid elearning course. Like a lot of things, it’s usually less about the best way and more about understanding the many ways that you can do something. Once you know what you can do, it’s easier to choose the best option that meets your objectives. Her question did cause me to think about some of the different ways you can use tables in an elearning course. So I put together ten ideas that may help the next time you need to add a table to your course.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    [Providers] Bring Your Own Device Part 1
    Wearable Technology Recent research from Cornerstone OnDemand, a global leader of cloud-based talent management software solutions, shows employee’s attitudes regarding technology in the workplace, and their perspectives on whether company-provided applications are supporting how employees wants their jobs done. Editor’s note: This blog is part of a two-part series on Bring Your Own Device. The first segment discusses how incorporating it could increase productivity and agility. Proximity Employers should be thinking about utilizing BYOD to facilitate workflows.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] Is there a Certification Police?
    The EEOC provides a uniform set of principles on the question of the use of tests and other selection procedures in the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures for employers. Department of Labor also provides guidelines for hiring testing and anyone using certification or testing should review “Testing and Assessment: An Employers Guide to Good Practices”. You may be surprised to know that there is no singular agency dedicated to actively policing certifications. Many may not know that the official U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The U.S.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Providers] Is Inside Sales Training More Important Than Field Sales Training?
    Unfortunately their customers needed and wanted experienced, live people representing alternatives from different providers. In today’s challenging selling environment, people and resources typically regarded as inside sales are driving a higher proportion of bottom-line sales results. To stay competitive, sales managers must improve training for inside sales representatives. This is because the methods, operations and aptitudes of inside sales professionals are increasingly driving sales productivity. Today, inside sales representatives do more than find leads for others to pursue.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
    [Providers] Brandon’s App of the Week – Infographics
    This weeks’ app is Infographics , which provides you with an ongoing selection of informative and fun infographics from Column Five. Your primary navigation is by topic, including News, Business, Tech, Education, Offbeat, and more.  In addition to providing a search field for you to seek out specify content that you are interested in, you can also mark your favorites for later retrieval or share them via Twitter, Facebook, or email. Click to enlarge. “, you’re bound to find great content that you’ll find useful and entertaining.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Providers] Brandon’s App of the Week – Textastic
    If you’re not a programmer, what this means is that Textastic will recognize the format of over 80 different programming languages and provide color-coded highlighting automatically while you create your code, making it much easier to read and work with. However, we can’t overlook the vital roll that programming and media development play in providing effective mediums to carry those messages. Each week Brandon Penticuff , Bottom-Line Performance’s Director of Technology and admitted app-obsessed iOS user will share an app that he is using that week.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010
    [Providers] When is a SME not a SME, but a MIRAGE…
    What to do: get their input on the “big picture” of the project; provide regular status updates; include them in the review cycles, but not as the only or primary reviewer. What to do: Obtain as much information as possible from other sources; identify what only they can provide, and at what key point in the project you need it; find out their preferred way to communicate and use it (list of email questions instead of a phone call, for instance). A charming, eloquent, punctual, knowledge, available, eager SME is one of the working world’s greatest gifts. What can you do about it?
  • ELEARNINGMIND  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
    [Providers] CEASE California’s Online Training Developed by eLearning Mind Wins Silver at Brandon Hall
    CEASE seeks to support pediatric healthcare providers in helping parents quit smoking. The online training produced by eLearning Mind is incredibly helpful in teaching providers about medications to help smokers quit and resources available to smokers who are ready to quit. The largest barrier CEASE faced was insufficient time on the pediatrician side to complete in-person trainings, so the organization contracted eLearning Mind to create an online version of the training that would provide the same kind of knowledge retention and results. September 08, 2016.         .
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Providers] Fiddlesticks to Dangling Carrot Sticks
    Learning executives can help managers shift their mindsets away from relying on rewards and consequences by providing the coaching and interpersonal skills they need to tap direct reports’ internal motivation and the discretionary effort that follows. 3. The learning community at Green Mountain supports this as well, providing instruction designed to help employees learn and commit to personalized practices that bring renewal into their daily lives at work and at home. Leaders are under constant pressure to optimize their return on everything. Timing is everything.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
    [Providers] Ultmate Software Keynote Resources #ultimateldc
    Also, here are some links that provide some additional information about what we discussed in the workshop. Here are resources from the presentation. The Influence of Technology on the Future of Learning from Karl Kapp. Creating a “Story” as the Foundation for Virtual World Learning Events. Storytelling and Instructional Design. Tell Me a Story. Accidental Learning and the Power of Stories. Thinking About Social Media. Bandura’s Social Learning Theory. Seeding” Social Media for Engagement. FDA and Social Media… Maybe a Model for Others. Selling Social Media for Learning.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
    [Providers] CIBP Forum Resources and Slides
    Also, here are some links that provide some additional information about what we discussed in the workshop. Here are the slides from my virtual presentation to the CIBP Forum. Game based learning from Karl Kapp. Articles. Improve Training: Thinking Like a Game Designer. The Gamification of Retail Safety and Loss Prevention Training. Blog Entries. Creating a “Story” as the Foundation for Virtual World Learning Events. Storytelling and Instructional Design. Tell Me a Story. Accidental Learning and the Power of Stories. Registry of Serious Games and Simulations. Games
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2010
    [Providers] Machinima Tips from the Learning in 3D Class
    Here are some tips she provided: 1) Plan your storyboards. Last week we had a class with special guest Ariella Furman, who is a Machinimatographer at FramedIn3D. Just like a "real" video shot, you need to plan ahead to get the best results. 2) Practice. Set up some shots and do some run throughs to ensure you know what you are doing before you start "shooting" 3) Use the ability to change lighting in the environment to create some great effects. 4) Try to use natural movements 5) Use the right equipment. Here is a sample of some of the results from Ariella.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009
    [Providers] CAC Presentations
    This semester we have 32 professionals from over 20 different companies here to see our students present and provide information about what is happening in the field of e-learning. Once again it is time for our bi-annual Corporate Advisory Council. The three day event starts with a representatives from different organizations discussing what they are doing.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2006
    [Providers] Blogcast Bloomsburg: The Phoenix Group
    The movie trailer provided mystery and intrigue that attracted learners. Cliff showed some examples of the work his company does to help clients meet their performance needs. Cliff gave examples of how his company designed a postcard telling the learners about a learning event that was going to happen, then they sent out an email and then they sent out a "movie trailer" to link the learner into the educational site. The learning center has "Easter eggs" all over the place to keep the learners interested in the learning that is happening.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2007
    [Providers] Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: iPods Morph
    Or imagine a sensor built into the gloves of an employees that can sense if a process is being done incorrectly and then provide audio feeback in the form of instructions or training to the employee after it wirelessly downloads the instructions from a server. Rumor has it that Apple is in the process of creating Wi-Fi enabled iPods. via Gizmodo via digitimes via AppleInsider. This coupled with Nike's iPod enabled shoe, once again show how gadgets can be used to transfer knowledge from one place to another.wi-fi allows for easy transfer.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2007
    [Providers] CAC Meetings
    There theme was focused on quickly providing a solution. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide tw Here is Vince Basile discussing internship opportunities for companies to hire our graduates as interns. Two teams have competed so far in the CAC presentations, very professional presentations. One team mentioned the use of Second Life and the other using a different type of software solution. The teams were "A New Day" and Elan. Here are some photographs of the third team's presentation. This an image of a mnemonic to help you remember the colors of the rainbow.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010
    [Providers] Industry Consolidation Continues; Kaplan IT Learning Acquires Atlantic Link by Anne Derryberry
    In the third major consolidation in the e-Learning market in 2010, solutions provider Kaplan IT. Learning has acquired rapid e-Learning tool provider Atlantic Link, Inc.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2010
    [Providers] Baltimore's Bid for Google Fiber
    You can also provide support for  Baltimore's bid , if interested. Baltimore has put in a bid for Google Fiber , which is Google's experiment to select one or more trial locations for a ultra high speed fiber network. Here is brief description from Google of what they are planning to build: Google is planning to build and test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. We'll deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today over 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. Google
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2009
    [Providers] Online Prerequisite for Our Visit to the Zoo
    So, thank you National Zoo for providing online resources for all the future zoologists out there. Today we took a nice trip to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Prior to the trip I went to their website to check the hours and could not resist checking out their online educational resources. They had some nice, educational games , including the "Design a Panda Habitat." I let the kids play the game. They really enjoyed the game, successfully completed it, and appeared to learn quite a bit about Pandas. Plus, And the course put much of what they were seeing and learning into context.
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Providers] How Mobile Apps Can Act as Social Learning Tools
    specific app developed by you or your leaning solutions provider that is tied to your LMS is the best way to use a mobile app for social learning. Social learning and mobile learning have a lot in common. After all, what do we use mobiles mostly for? Communication, right? Instant messaging, e-mails, texts, social media interactions- all of these have become an inseparable part of our lives ever since the smartphone revolution has taken place. A lot of social learning is already happening on the mobile platform. Image credit – Freepik. Native Apps. Gamification. Like our post ?
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
    [Providers] 4 Things You Need To Remember Before Launching a B- School Mentoring Program
    mentoring program is a systematic framework which provides for career counseling of individuals. What is a mentoring program? Though traditionally, mentors were necessarily older, more senior people; now mentoring has become more of a two-way process where mentors and mentees can benefit mutually. In this case, mentees are mostly freshers and have little or no experience. How to design a good B-school mentoring program? Outline your SMART goals. mentoring program should have Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound goals. Mentoring isn’t just about casual counseling.
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Providers] The Benefits and Potential of NFC
    Similarly, in offices it can be used to provide information about complex equipment or software (that are fitted with NFC chips or antennae) or to authorize entry when an NFC enabled smartphone or device is waved around them. NFC stands for Near Field Communication and as the name suggests, it is used for transmitting information to nearby devices by putting them in physical contact with each other. The technology though developed around the early-mid 2000s, is still a long way to go, predominantly because its commercialization has not taken place. Transactions. Controlling Systems.
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
    [Providers] The Benefits of Immersive Learning
    It provides immediate corrective feedback- Contrary to an on-the-job call, where the trainee must hang on till the entire training episode gets over (on-site training can often not be interrupted because of the presence of clients); an immersive learning environment facilitates prompt feedback corresponding to negative or positive actions as and when they are performed by the trainee. It is no exaggeration to say that one of the most unintentionally neglected functions in many organizations is learning management. Consider the game designers for instance.
  • LEARNNOVATORS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015
    [Providers] Jaime Casap – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
    So, we are in the business of providing Google Fiber. In other parts of the world, we have projects like  Project Loon , where we are launching balloons into space to be able to provide internet access to remote areas. So the second part of our mission is to make sure that we provide access to the 60% of the people who don’t have information. So what we have to do is to make sure that we are providing fast delivery of content with good, complex graphics. ABOUT JAIME CASAP (Chief Education Evangelist at Google, Inc.). THE INTERVIEW: 1. How has the journey been so far?
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2015
    [Providers] Adobe Captivate: Knowledge Check Slides
    While knowledge Check questions aren't worth any points, they can provide a higher-level of feedback to the learner than Pretest questions. by Kevin Siegel      Last week Adobe announced a major update to Adobe Captivate: Adobe Captivate 9. While similar in appearance to Adobe Captivate 8, version 9 offers several enhancements that I'll cover over the next few weeks. This week: Knowledge Check questions.   Similar to Pretest questions, Knowledge Check slides do not count against the overall quiz score.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015
    [Providers] TechSmith Camtasia Studio: The Clip Bin and The Library
    TechSmith provides access to several additional assets online. by Kevin Siegel      As you add assets to your Camtasia Studio project (such as images, animations, and audio), those assets appear in the Clip Bin.     Once objects appear in the Clip Bin, you can add them to the Timeline by simply dragging and dropping. (Or you can right-click a Clip Bin object and add it to the Timeline at the Playhead position.) Each Camtasia project contains its own Clip Bin and the Clip Bin moves with the project as you back up the project to a server or other drive.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Providers] Adobe RoboHelp: Get the New Responsive Layout
      While Adobe provided instructions on how to manually install the new Responsive HTML5 layout, they are  hidden away in the release notes and you likely missed them. by Willam Van Weelden      One of the hottest new features introduced in Adobe RoboHelp 11 is  Responsive HTML5 layouts. The Responsive HTML5 output dynamically changes the way the content is presented based on the device the reader is using. With these skins you can control how your output will look for your users. If so, here they are: Close RoboHelp. Start RoboHelp.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010
    [Providers] PowerPoint 2010: Secret Passageways, Part II
    What you may not know is that holding down the [ Shift ] key when you click these buttons will provide even more shortcuts. by AJ George. Last week I shared a couple of the lesser-known PowerPoint tricks to help speed up your workflow. This week, a few more. Change Your Point of View. Faster You can switch your View options by using the View tab on the Ribbon. faster way is to use the buttons at the bottom right of the screen. To view the Master Slides, hold down [ Shift ] and click the Normal view button (the first one). This will move the object just 1.25 points each time instead.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010
    [Providers] Adobe RoboHelp 8: Scripts Make Quick Work Out of Redundant Tasks
    While RoboHelp does not support macros, scripts (which are coded instructions) provide the same functionality. by Kevin Siegel If you have ever used Microsoft Word to record or write a macro using Visual Basic, you already appreciate how much time macros can save you by automating repetitive tasks. RoboHelp ships with a few helpful scripts and if you are an application developer, you can create your own scripts from within RoboHelp or import them. Run a Word Count Script.   Open a RoboHelp project. Click the plus sign to the left of the Sample Scripts folder to expand the folder.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2010
    [Providers] Acrobat 9: Custom Stamps
    Mankin Acrobat technology provides an amazing way to share documents with others and to participate in a shared review cycle of the documents efficiently. by David R. The Comment & Markup toolbar is loaded with familiar tools. Most are digital versions of things that are in your pencil cups and in your desk drawers. There is no need to visit the help file to figure out how the Highlight Tool is used since it works just like the plastic one on your desk. One commenting tool that has a nice twist to its capabilities is the Stamp Tool. The creation process is easy.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2010
    [Providers] Adobe Captivate: Don't Throw The Closed Captions Away with the Audio
      Closed captioning allows you to provide descriptive information that explains the audio recording in written text. by Kevin Siegel. If your playbar contains a CC button (most playbars do by default), a learner has the option to click the CC button which will display a panel where the closed caption text will appear. Adding closed captions to a slide is relatively simple. Choose Audio > Audio Management to open the Advanced Audio Management dialog box. Select a slide that contains audio and, at the bottom of the dialog box, click the Closed Caption button. Unless.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Providers] Adobe Captivate: Hearing (Extra) Voices? You're Not Crazy!
    There is an installer for Neospeech (which adds the two legacy voices for Captivate 4, Paul and Kate); and an installer for Loquendo (which provides three new voices: Stefan, Juliette and Simon). by Kevin Siegel.   Text-to-Speech (TTS) was one of the coolest new features in Adobe Captivate 4. In the new Captivate 5, TTS is still available but the interface for converting text to speech has changed (like everything else). Before you can take full advantage of Captivate's TTS feature, you will need to install the software and agents. Click the Text-to-Speech Button.
  • GETPLEXD   |  SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016
    [Providers] Episode 3: What You Need to Know
    If you need help creating a  functional contact form screen (final screen), we can provided a sample to those who are having difficulty to creating one. Marching on to the next episode of What You Need To Know. This post, you’ll find some great development resources, podcasts, articles, videos and even a challenge. Check out after the stuff I read and shared this week after the jump. You’ll probably find them useful. I did. If you like the stuff I write and share, you can connect with me on Twitter @getplexdesign. On April 20th, I reached a professional milestone!
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