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  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015
    [Providers] The Building Blocks of Technology-Enabled Learning
    Digital learning environments, like LMSs, provide a huge amount of data about learner behaviors, from what resources they access to how long they spend with each one of them. So, you’ve decided to start using technology-enabled learning in your corporate training program. Now what? Well, just like there is not a one-size-fits-all solution to all of today’s training challenges, there also isn’t just a single way to “do” technology-enabled learning. Whether you are using a fully online model or a blended learning model. The devices learners will use to access the training. And much more.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Providers] Lectora User Conference (#LUC2014) Recap
    One of the presenters said several times, “There’s many ways to do [this] or [that] in Lectora, but I chose to go this route.”  It was cool to see a “boots-on-the ground” perspective of the many options Lectora provides — from using variables to simple page construction and image manipulation.  I recently attended the Lectora User’s Conference held in Los Angeles and it was one of the most unique and intimate experiences I’ve had.  It was my first LUC, so I had no frame of reference — like a blank.AWT file I was ready for input! Opening Night. It was awesome! The #Broband.
  • ELEARNING LEARNING POSTS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010
    [Providers] Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March
    Packrati.us = Twitter + Delicious - Social Media in Learning , March 9, 2010 This site provides a useful and very simple bookmarking service for Twitter. Customers are turning to lower-cost, third-party providers. Both these factors – the relevant environment and the doing – are thought to provide jointly the greatest incentive for a learner to take interest in what is to be learnt. Open content has a place and professional providers like us have to make sure we can continue to provide value beyond that of. Best of eLearning Learning. Good stuff. Are you?
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010
    [Providers] LMS For SMBs And Training Companies – A Year On, Is It Still The Same?
    It could be because training companies continue to focus on the limited area of skills they provide training on and not much has changed last year in the way that is done. About almost an entire year ago (just  five days short to be precise) I put up a post on Learning Management: What does a Training Company need an LMS for?   A year on and I was trying to review if things have changed significantly in for what a training company (or even an SMB) would need from an LMS in today’s scenario. The key points I had mentioned earlier were. Hosting and Support. Branding of the System.
  • EASYGENERATOR  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
    [Providers] New In Easygenerator: Choose Your Own Fonts
    The Fonts section provides you with a whole bunch of flexible options to make the look and feel of your courses even more personal and more appealing. One of the most requested features in Easygenerator for authors who want to brand their courses is the ability to choose your own font. Today we are thrilled to announce Fonts. You can find “Fonts” settings on the “Design” step in the sidebar menu. Customizing Your Font Scheme. 1. In the top bar of the course editor, choose the Design step. 2. From Design, click Fonts in the sidebar. 3.
  • SPONGE UK  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
    [Providers] Time to go on an elearning diet?
    The elearning diet plan  In the same way you might make changes to improve what you eat, it’s possible to provide a ‘healthier’ diet of elearning for employees by following a few simple steps. Bite-size elearning could be 15 or 10 minutes long, although some organisations are successfully using elearning of just 5 minutes to provide focused bursts of training on a single topic. Solution: Takeaway Providing staff with the option to learn on multiple devices is the obvious way around this conundrum. Choice is normally a good thing but too much can lead to problems.
  • MLEARNING TRENDS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
    [Providers] CellCast App for BlackBerry 10
    Enterprise IT organizations started thinking about devices that were fun to use, had more capable features and better web browsers, and provided extensive app ecosystems to meet address unique business requirements. Oh what a difference a few years makes, eh? Our team has been involved in mobile learning for enterprise customers for almost a decade now on devices spanning basic feature phones in the beginning (think old Nokia handsets with voice only service) through simple smartphone devices (remember Windows Mobile?) popular four or five years ago.
  • MLEARNING TRENDS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2010
    [Providers] mLearning Content Types - Level 5: Courseware
    As with elearning, HTML provides a platform to create content from the simplest of page-turners to a highly interactive learning experience. Level 5: Content and Courseware NOTE: This is part 6 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information. For most people, Level 5 content is analogous to the more traditional “online learning” or "WBT" courseware – more interactive and lengthy lesson-based or object-based learning. Available third party tools can also streamline the mobile content creation process. access, encryption, security) services
  • MLEARNING TRENDS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010
    [Providers] mLearning Content Types - Level 3: Voice
    Level 3 extends the mobile learning experience by providing users with anytime/anywhere access to audio-based content without needing a smartphone device or standard MP3/iPod-style media player. Level 3: Voice-based Content and Assessments NOTE: This is part 4 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information. To help measure understanding and knowledge retention, voice-based CellCasts Sessions can include spoken word assessments (e.g., Administrator training time to a level of proficiency is typically 1 to 2 days (depending on experience).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
    [Providers] Design Readings
    This book provides a nice complement to Julie’s, focusing on straight facts about how we process the world. Another book on design crossed my radar when I was at a retreat and in the stack of one of the other guests was Julie Dirksen’s book Design for How People Learn  and  Susan Weinschenk’s  100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People. This Dr. Weinschenk’s book systematically goes through categories of important design considerations: How People See. How People Read. How People Remember. How People Think. How People Focus Their Attention. design
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
    [Providers] Kapp’s Gamification for Learning and Instruction
    Chapter 7 talks about Applying Gamification to Problem Solving and helps explain how serious games provide deep practice. And Chapter 9 provides valuable guidance about the design process itself. These provide valuable depth in a variety of ways; certainly Alicia Sanchez is walking the walk, and the alternate reality games that Koreen Olbrish are talking about have struck me as a really compelling opportunity. Karl Kapp’s written another book, this time on gamification , and I certainly liked his previous book with Tony O’Driscoll on Virtual Worlds.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [Providers] Higher^2 Education
    While the for-profit schools are providing competition to drive more market-focused courses, the time taken to get a program approved, and an institution accredited, provide barriers to being truly market-driven. Small elements, like recognizing that the overall quality of teaching impacts an institution’s reputation, that devolving responsibility to domains will undermine a unified effort, that a systemic consideration of learning technology provides efficiencies as well as opportunities for effectiveness, etc. And, yet, we must. Even system-selected? 
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010
    [Providers] Mobile Affordances
    GPS), and we can design capabilities that provide us content and computations power. It occurred to me for several reason to think about mobile from the perspective of affordances.  I’d done this before for virtual worlds , and it only seems right to do the same for mobile learning. So off to Graffle I went… The core is portable processing power that is synced back into the environment.  On top of that, we can have ubiquitous connectivity, we can connect to sensors that can recognize the world (e.g. cameras) and our context (e.g. These capabilities can be layered.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2010
    [Providers] Proliferating Portals
    You want to provide a platform for this knowledge to be shared, discussed, and build upon. And BTW, I’m treating wikis and portals somewhat interchangably here, as wikis can be portals, but portals are another way of users providing resources to each other, and I see technology support for communities of practice to include both the capabilities of collaborative editing of resources (wikis) and storing other relevant materials (portals). I use portal as the overarching term as well (also including discussion forums, blogs, profiles…). Hundreds? Bad usability.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
    [Providers] Mobile Learning
    What are your hot-button issues?  In short, what would be required to make the mlearning book for those of you charged with designing learning solutions?  I don’t want to write a book for the sake of writing a book, I want to provide a useful guide.  In addition to speaking on mobile design with David Metcal at the Mobile Learning Jam at DevLearn, and with Richard Clark on pragmatic mobile development, I’ve got a contract with Pfeiffer for a mobile learning book.  Yep, I’m writing another book.  Flat learning curve, eh? What do you think should be covered? Thanks
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009
    [Providers] Standards and success
    While this is wonderfully vindicating , I think there’s something more important going on here, as it plays out for a broader spectrum than just mobile. I’ve been reflecting on the benefits that standards have provided.  That’s good for the providers, but bad for the development of the field.  Eventually, one format will emerge, but it may take committees, or it may be that someone like Linden Labs will own the space sufficiently that everyone will lock into a format they provide. What worked for email was standardization on the SMTP protocol. 
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009
    [Providers] Learning irregularly
    Some great memes included ‘positive deviance’ and ‘questing disposition’ I’ll quote here the takehome that I took from the meeting: There was some consistency about needing to be more open and flatter, less hierarchical, that we could learn much from other areas in many ways …, and that we need to provide tools, models, ideas, and examples. I’ve affiliated with the Learning Irregulars , (&# committed to making the world a better place by accelerating innovation in organizational learning. that we also make available.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2009
    [Providers] Monday Broken ID Series: Concept Presentation
    The intention is to provide insight into many ways much of instructional design fails, and some pointers to avoid the problems. While we’ve derived our ultimate alignment from the performance objective , the concept provides the underlying framework to guide one’s performance.  We use the framework to provide feedback to help the learner understand why their behavior was wrong, both in the learning experience and ideally past the learning experience the learner uses the model to continue to develop their performance.  Previous Series Post. And that’s broken. We need models!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2008
    [Providers] Future of Publishing?
    We aren’t providing answers, but we’ll be with a very knowledgeable cohort and hope to work through to some interesting ideas.  If you’re in the area, and are interested, let me know and I’ll lob coordinates at you Based on a strange twist of circumstance, Jay Cross and I will be leading a discussion on the future of publishing in an online era here in the Bay Area next Monday (July 28).  The fact of the matter is that the day of the (non-fiction) book is at an inflection point. 
  • THE LEARNING DISPATCH  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
    [Providers] Microassist’s Kevin Gumienny to Present at Training Expo 2016
    The Training Expo provides a forum for government employees involved in training and development to share ideas, resources and learning. Microassist Senior Learning Architect, Kevin Gumienny, is presenting at the 20th Annual Training Expo 2016 in Austin, Texas as part of the track sponsored by E-Learning Council. The topics for the E-Learning Council Sponsored Track are: Reaching New Audiences through Online Training with Kevin Gumienny. How to Create Effective Learning Based Videos with Kristina Smith from Bright Giant Creative Group. Reaching New Audiences through Online Training.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2008
    [Providers] Janet’s stress recipe
    10) Make like a lioness and provide food for offspring. A 12-step recipe for irritating those around you and reaching your target heart rate without exercise: (guaranteed to be as exciting as a days worth of my tweets). 1) Wake up too early. 2) Drink a pot of coffee before 9 AM. 3) Wake everyone else up in the household later than you said you would. 4) Have no milk in the refrigerator. 5) Sit down at the computer and note that the blue screen says “dumping physical memory.&#. 6) Curse. Reboot. ’ 8 ) Take a shower. Lather. Rinse. Curse. Repeat. Curse. Repeat.
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2008
    [Providers] Why Do Top Executives Make e-Learning Systems a Business Strategy?
    They want to be the first to provide add-on services and usually, training the staff of clients solidifies the dominance in the marketplace. Case in point: A large paper production company provides its customers training on all the logistics and profit-making ideas on using their paper products. Furthermore, they are experimenting on providing customers the PDAs so these customers can learn (train themselves) more about the product. Sometimes e-Learning leaders and professionals act out the "pigeon dance." Pigeons keep on doing what they do because it worked in the past.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010
    [Providers] Keeping Up - April's Big Question
    April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use. You can never keep up with it all, but access to many experts who are also finding and sharing the lastest tech tools make it much less daunting.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2011
    [Providers] eLearning Cyclops: The Other Stakeholder Wants It Now Too #LCBQ
    are good in many cases to provide ongoing support for the courses audience. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Sunday, April 24, 2011. The Other Stakeholder Wants It Now Too #LCBQ. recently posted my response to the Learning Circuits Big Question (LCBQ). It occurred to me there is another stakeholder who may also demand, "I want it now." They probably have a more legitimate reason for making this demand simply because they are the people that actually use the knowledge and/or skills the training teaches.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2007
    [Providers] Second Life and us
    You can read all about it on the blog the team has set up, and follow our progress over the next year as we investigate how we can use SL to provide 3D virtual learning opportunities. We're really excited! We have just been notified that we have been awarded a free land grant in Second Life to set up our own university health education centre. The grant runs until next July, and we have molto-Linden Dollars to spend on the installation. Hope you can join us - see you in Second Life! Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2007
    [Providers] Second Life in Education
    It's called Second Life in Education , is managed by Jo Kay (avatar pictured) and Sean Fitzgerald and does exactly what it says on the tin - it provides a fairly comprehensive list of projects that have an education or training focus in Second Life. I say 'fairly comprehensive', because it's not exhaustive of course - the University of Plymouth Sexual Health SIM isn't featured yet, but I hope it soon will be. A really useful wiki has just been brought to my attention (thanks to George Roberts and Stephen Downes - who are as ever vigilant). Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
    [Providers] Park life
    Wishes to provide new and innovative learning opportunities to the population of his country and around the world. SMS and e-mail are used by tutors to communicate with their students and provide announcements and updates. There is nothing new here for those steeped in the practice of elearning, but the Cyber University concept shows signs of great promise and provides South Korea with a means that enables it to educate it's large population on a viable economy of scale enabling it to compete with other nations in the world economy. 25% are DMB television viewers.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
    [Providers] How to Record a Mobile Device Using a Camera – TechSmith Tips
    We’ll be breaking down what equipment you’ll need, providing help in common problem areas, and hopefully suggesting a few cool techniques you hadn’t even considered. This week’s TechSmith Tip focuses on using a camera to record a mobile device. “Blasphemy!” ” cried the townspeople as they descended on TechSmith headquarters, pitchforks in hand. “Why would you use a camera to record a mobile device at a screen recording company!?” ” Well, consider this method a tool in a toolbox. Enjoy! Can’t see the embedded video? Watch it on YouTube.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
    [Providers] Manic May! Tools for Survival!
    It’s an amazing tool for students to share their work, as well as for teachers to provide instruction and guidance to students and families. Oh boy, I can feel it…May is here! Manic May! Hold on people, saddle up, I’ve got my big girl pants on, do you?! Actually my “big girl pants” translate to sassy shoes and big earrings. I’m not sure why, but they just seem to help this time of year. If you’re an educator, you know ALL that May holds. Oh May. Get ready! Welcome to the month of late nights and early mornings. Let’s do this! and they are all free!) Where to begin? Saddle up!
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Providers] Fuse Application Plus More…For Genealogy
    Also the photo from the cemetery was cropped and added to provide documentation for her husband. For many years now I have had a burning passion for genealogy, investigating and finding my ancestors. have done family history research in libraries, research facilities and cemeteries. Earlier this spring I started my career with TechSmith and was assigned to the Fuse team as a Software Test Specialist. The more I have worked with Fuse, the more enamored I have become with it. This template allows me to include pictures of my ancestors to enhance the presentation of their details. 
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Providers] Screenchump to Screenchamp Review 4: Focus Viewer’s Attention
    We are hopefully providing advice that will allow everyone, especially the owner of the video, to go back and make better videos. One of the challenges of creating video is that it’s hard to judge your own work. You make something, fall in love with it, and then changing it becomes difficult at best. In order to help everyone make better videos, we set out on this idea: what if we loaned our expertise and reviewed our customers’ videos in the same way we would review our own videos and gave them some screencasting tips? Can’t see the video? Watch it on YouTube! Key Takeaways.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016
    [Providers] Toolkit: Industry Update and Review of Course Inspector by Joe Ganci
    This month, Joe comments on the ongoing death of the Flash format, and he provides a thorough review of Course. Inspector, a tool for swatting bugs in your eLearning. Inspector works with any SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 published. output from six popular authoring tools. In this review, you get a complete walk-through of Inspector’s features. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Emerging Topics
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
    [Providers] How To Design For Novices
    You can help this situation by providing a visual of a simple framework showing how the course’s information fits together. Most important, provide novice learners with content that’s logically organized for how they will use the information. Who has knowledge gaps, is easily overwhelmed and has difficulty solving problems? You’re right—a novice in a particular content area. When designing for novices, we need to accommodate their mental structures in order to bring them to a level of competency as gracefully as possible. Five Strategies for Novice Course Design.
  • ELEARNING LEARNING POSTS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2009
    [Providers] Participating in eLearning Learning
    Provides helpful content - we are looking for content that is deeper than an announcement. We are at a point where there are going to be additional ways that people can participate in this content community. Subscribe. There are now two different main feeds for the site: Best Of - this feed will consist of posts that are limited in number and point to the content that is the best stuff based on social signals.  It will also contain a few posts that are updates on this topic hub.  We highly recommend subscribing to this feed even if you subscribe to the Full Feed. Collect. Support.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010
    [Providers] ID Live with Charles Reigeluth on EdTechTalk
    How will they provide support to this project? As student is practicing a skill, the formative and summative assessments are both provided automatically. This week on Instructional Design Live on EdTechTalk. Charles Reigeluth , University of Indiana, Bloomington – authored numerous articles and books. Best known for Instructional Design Theories and Models. These are my live blogged notes from the session). People learn at different rates. And yet in our education and training systems we attempt to teach a fixed amount of content in a fixed amount of time. The parent?
  • MINDFLASH  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016
    [Providers] As a Course Creator, You Need These eLearning Tips
    These tips provide people with a way to create a beneficial course that can help learners to succeed, and stay accountable for their training. When you make it right to the point, you’re able to keep their attention for longer, and also provide them with the essential information without any filler that can hold them down. 2.  Through eLearning, trainers enjoy the benefits of being able to effectively and efficiently teach trainees what they need to know. One of the key challenges with course material on your LMS is finding a way to gain the attention of your students.
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
    [Providers] “Laptop Horror Story” - Record Retention Lesson Demo: A Conversion Into An Engaging Lesson (Only Available for 10 Days). - Tip #104
    The demo provided here is her mini-project as a participant to the Story-Based eLearning Design workshop. Click here to preview the demo. Click here to preview the explanation demo. Brenda LaRose’s Workshop Proof-of-Concept Prototype Brenda LaRose is the Training & Development Specialist from Levitt-Safety. We thank Brenda for allowing us to share the content. From Very Dull Technical Content to an Engaging Story Lesson The small lesson is intended to help learners understand some basic concepts of the company’s policy and process on Record Retention. Click here.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2009
    [Providers] The Ten Commandments of eLearning
    Learners taking training at work need it in a specific context, the instructional designer must maintain it by providing content that’s relevant to their workplace performance. However, there are behavioral or ‘softer’ outcomes that can’t be viewed in a single context; in such cases using varied contexts provides much value. We discovered ‘The Ten Commandments of eLearning” as elucidated by Cath Ellis and Clive Shepherd. We’ve decided to follow in the same vein and list our commandments. First off, we thought ten is too many to remember, so we cut it down to five.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
    [Providers] Upside Learning’s Interview On LMS-Selection.com
    Not only UpsideLMS provides a unique platform blending various delivery modes – online, classroom, virtual, social, mobile, etc. After the recent recognition of Upside Learning as one of the top 20 Learning portal companies in the world by trainingindustry.com, Sébastien FRAYSSE of lms-selection.com interviewed us and put it up here on his blog with the title LMS Vendor interview: Upside Learning. In his post Sébastien highlights what is part of our core philosophy – innovation – “Upside Learning is a very innovative vendor”. This adds another feather in the cap for us. Read more.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010
    [Providers] July 2010 Monthly Roundup: 10 Most Popular Posts
    Lists top 28 books for beginning instructional designers that provide an overall perspective on ID. In continuation to our series of monthly roundup posts, here is a collection of our top 10 posts for July, each accompanied by a quick brief. LMS- Is It Still About Classroom Training Management? Discusses various reasons why an LMS is still bound to the realms of Classroom Training Management and the possible disconnect that prevents companies from harnessing its full power. This Flash Player (Frash) Runs On iPad. IPhone- User Interface Guidelines – Part II. Web 3.0
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Providers] Story-based Learning
    Here, I have tried to explain one such instance where our client, Wisdom Tools, wanted to implement a new approach to designing their courses to provide an interesting and engaging learning experience. Stories are an integral part of our lives, and have been since time immemorial; as tools, they are fundamental to human communication and learning. They have been woven into our lives in the form of fables, bedtime stories, gripping novels, to entertaining and engaging animation and films. The end result is employee performance improvement. Click here to download the case study.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
    [Providers] How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part II
    Enabling technology – Do you have sufficient number of target audience members with supported devices? - “Knowledge” content – Is the content you need to provide primarily knowledge-based content and can it be put in small chunks? This is the second post in a series of three I am writing. The posts are a review of the workshop I attended at mLearnCon on creating successful m-learning strategy (part 1 of the series is here ). These are the three most important items I wish to share from the second part of the workshop. Planning Framework. When to use mobile learning? when things change.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 5, 2010
    [Providers] June 2010 Monthly Roundup: 10 Most Popular Posts
    This post provides a quick analysis. 5. In continuation to our series of monthly roundup posts, here is a collection of our top 10 posts for June, each accompanied by a quick brief. 1. Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools. Lists some features and functions that eLearning professionals normally expect from authoring tools. 2. How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part I. short summary of an mLearning strategy workshop (from mLearnCon) listing elements that one should consider when creating mLearning strategy. 3. Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010
    [Providers] May 2010 Monthly Roundup: 10 Most Popular Posts
    Provides a succinct way to understand what Web 3.0 is all about. 4. In continuation to our series of monthly roundup posts, here is a collection of our top 10 posts for May, each accompanied by a quick brief. 1. Future of Learning Technology – 2015. Predicts what the future holds for Learning Technology. Also, takes a quick recap at what we have witnessed in the last 5 years. 2. Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development? Web 3.0 – The Semantic Web Video. The LMS – Will It Survive? Does An LMS Actually Manage Learning? 30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010
    [Providers] Updates On HTML5 From Google I/O
    HTML 5 pack for Dreamweaver CS5 –Adobe’s CTO demonstrated Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 HTML5 Pack which provides support for developing HTML5 and CSS3 content. At Google I/O event last year HTML 5 capabilities were demonstrated to developers for the first time. This year at the Google I/O some important announcements have been made which will make HTML 5 development easier across different browsers.  . The two announcements which would make the HTML5 development easier and less time consuming are –. You can download this HTML5 extension for Dreamweaver CS5 form Adobe Labs.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2010
    [Providers] eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #12
    More research is needed, but these findings provide some answers to both skeptics and supporters. 2. Do Serious Games Work? Results from Three Studies. Some studies help answer some of the questions now surrounding serious games-or games whose primary purpose is something other than entertainment, such as military training, education, physical therapy-and determine the relationship between the use of video games and learning as measured on standardized tests. AR App Development: Metaio Releases Unifeye Mobile SDK. Dotsopt. Dots can be voted on and carry a usefulness rating. 4. Meego.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009
    [Providers] Upside Board Game Exercise - Download the Winning Game
    Also, it was essential for the packaging to allow for easy printing, very different from the rough-hewn games the teams created using the resources provided. I’ve always considered the design of computer based games as being more complex than that of a board game. While we spoke about putting the board games created during Upside’s board game creation exercise up for download, it’s taken us a couple of weeks to get here. Designing, prototyping, developing and play-testing a board game is one thing, packaging it for everyone to play is another.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2009
    [Providers] New White Paper: Training In Troubled Times
    The paper ends with a list of factors to consider when selecting a L&D provider, and an overview of how MindLeaders’ products and services can help organizations to this end. The world economy undergoes cycles of upswings and downturns, of varying intensities and durations. During slowdowns or recessions, most organizations look for ways to cut costs. Learning and Development (L&D) budgets are often among the first to experience cuts, as organizations tend to focus on ‘core’ production areas. All too often, when things are going well, organizations don’t focus on improvement.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009
    [Providers] Learntrends: Convergence in Learning
    They provide another way to interact–different experience, different connection with people. These are my live blogged notes from the first LearnTrends session, Introduction: Convergence in Learning , with George Siemens , Tony Karrer , and Jay Cross. Awkward phrasing, typos, or things that simply don’t make sense out of the context of the live session are par for the course. My side comments are in italics. Jay Cross. learning is 10 years old. Showed a graphic of e-learning companies that existed in 2000, then who’s still left now. Not many survivors. Social learning.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2008
    [Providers] Does Learning Grow or Is it Built?
    On the other hand, if you can provide an environment where relationships and connections between people naturally form, you grow an organic network. It’s Week 1 of the Connectivism and Connective Knowledge course. This is a massively open online course led by Stephen Downes and George Siemens. believe 1900 people have signed up for the course, so it really is huge. With something this big, no single person can follow all the conversations or absorb all the information. Gina Minks and Diego Leal used Diigo’s sticky notes to add comments on the reading.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2008
    [Providers] TCC08 Keynote: Why Do We Need A Second Life?
    “The avatars are too sexy&# : So are some of the profs (at least in Hawaii where she teaches). Q: Community college environment is more concrete and don’t see this as part of their academic environment. A: She provided a zip file with a sample proposal, research, etc. Presenter: Dr. Barbara P. McLain, Professor, Music Education and Secondary Instrumental, University of Hawai’i at Manoa. In Second Life: Professor Lilliehook. “Change ahead requires vision now&#. Visions for change. Touch screen computers. Holographic displays. 3D TV. Merged technologies. Trends.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2008
    [Providers] TCC08: What can Educators Learn from Online Religious Communities?
    Provided opportunity for isolated individuals to experience community, For education. This is another liveblogged post from the TCC 2008 conference. Presented by Scot Headley, Amy Dee, Sue Phillips, Tricia Meyer, Jeanette Eggert. Doctoral students at George Fox University. Based on seminar where doctoral students created online community projects. Used a wiki for the course –most content went through the wiki, not through Moodle. The seminar raised a question about whether online religious communities could be a model for online educational experiences. Amy Dee: Wiki-Mania.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2008
    [Providers] TCC08: Cultural Diversity in Online Education
    Provide support for students who need it so all students can be successful. I am again liveblogging during the Technology, Colleges, and Community (TCC) 2008 conference. Cultural Diversity and Its Impact in an Online Education Environment. Presenters: Penny Lorenzo, Kaplan University, Cave Creek, AZ, USA. Gurmit Kaur, Kaplan University, Phoenix, AZ, USA. World is becoming more interconnected, so we should prepare students to function in an interconnected, multicultural world. Cultural diversity enriches organizations & encourages different approaches to teaching and learning.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2008
    [Providers] TCC08: Second Life: Teaching Tips from the Virtual Frontier
    Site to compare virtual worlds provided in chat: [link]. Presented by Cynthia M. Calongne, Colorado Technical University. OK, I admit that I’m not really expecting to be able to apply anything in Second Life for my current job. However, Cynthia is a sweetie and a great presenter, and I want to see the neat things she’s doing. People are interested in avatars, sense of self. Tips for Teaching in a Virtual World. People: sense of presence. Places: learning environment. Content: course design. Assessment: assignments, rubrics. Sense of Presence. Flexibility. Office hours in SL.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016
    [Providers] To Peeve or Not to Peeve?
    When applied to the world of words and language, this framework provides a way out of the dilemma of my title: to peeve or not to peeve. by Jennie Ruby  According to  vocabulary.com , "A peeve is an annoyance, and a pet peeve is an annoyance that's nurtured like a pet--it's something someone can never resist complaining about. There are all kinds of pet peeves, like littering, misusing punctuation, driving slowly in the fast lane, or talking during movies. If something like that drives you crazy and you have to yap about it, it's a pet peeve."
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [Providers] New Release: Camtasia Relay 4.3 Adds Visual Graphs for Administrators
    Because of that, much of the development effort for our current release, Camtasia Relay 4.3, is aimed at  providing Camtasia Relay administrators tools to see what is happening on their Relay server. This  provides the ability to graphically see peak usage times and if recordings are queued up on the server.  In addition to server usage, the updated dashboard includes graphs showing average file sizes for each encoding type produced, as well as average encoding times for each profile on the system.  Can’t see the embedded video? Watch it on YouTube. Want more details?
  • ELEARNINGMIND  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016
    [Providers] Why The Rising Demand for Learning Has JetBlue and Virgin Taking It to The Skies
    Learning about something new brings a profound joy to this generation, and provides continuous growth and self-development. JetBlue and Virgin America are leading the inevitable move towards taking that one step further and offering customers the same value by providing them educational value. Not provide learning opportunities or even worse, providing bad, outdated elearning experiences sends one clear message from your business to your employees:  “We don’t care about you!” Why is learning so important to this generation?  Click To Tweet.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2009
    [Providers] Three months a-Twittering
    It doesn't offer the potential for collaborative work that a wiki can provide. In summary, Twitter is providing me with plenty of value, so I'm sticking with it. Back at Online Educa in Berlin last December, I made the decision to undertake a three month trial of Twitter. must admit I didn't really get it, but I was encouraged by the enthusiasm of Jane Hart , Josie Fraser and others, and decided to give it a go. Well, the three months are now up and it's time to reflect on my experience. Do I continue or call it a day? Technically all this has worked fine and cost me nothing.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2005
    [Providers] Bringing e-learning into the 21st century
    They don't want to rely on a God-like figure from above to tell them what's important." He goes on to say how news providers such as his own organisation had better get web-savvy, stop lecturing their audiences and become places for conversation, where bloggers and podcasters congregate to engage our reporters and editors in more extended discussions. And, as they do with the books on Amazon, they want to provide a rating to each module they take - and to see the ratings left by other learners. No wonder the young are ditching their newspapers. If only it was that easy.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2006
    [Providers] Me>We v We>Me
    David Freedman took the brave step of challenging some pretty widely held beliefs with his September article in Inc magazine, The Idiocy of Crowds. In case you missed it, this is what he is saying: "In the age of instant messaging, wikis, social networking sites and videoconferencing on cell phones, collaboration and consensus are gaining yet more currency. We can, and do, get everyone to weigh in, all the time." Unfortunately, he reckons, "the effectiveness of groups, teamwork, collaboration and consensus is largely a myth. David's swimming against the tide. And yet.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2007
    [Providers] Confused of Brighton
    Tools which create media-rich components ( Raptivity , Flash , PowerPoint, Acrobat, Captivate) which can then be inserted into other tools, as opposed to those tools which provide the wrapper and depend on you bringing in the really hot stuff from elsewhere (as with most built-in LMS/LCMS authoring modules). In case you're as confused as me, bear in mind that the information I have provided above is probably not completely accurate, mentions only a small sample of the products out there and is undoubtedly a gross oversimplification. Everybody's got an authoring tool. Have you ?
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2007
    [Providers] Human capital? I don't think so
    Human Resource Development' obviously hasn't succeeded in providing the learning and development department with the gravitas it so obviously craves, so it's time for another try. In return for their services, you provide them with pay and benefits. The phrase of the moment at the Asia HRD Convention is 'human capital'. must admit to more than a little cynicism. As someone who, in his early career, must own up to a spell in management accounting, I do know what capital is, and it isn't people. working capital). Their employers or their national governments are not so lucky.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007
    [Providers] The online learning idea book
    nice variant is to have the group provide their own summary of the individual responses. like the idea of using these as an engaging way to provide help and information. I've been dipping on and off into Patti Shank's new book The Online Learning Idea Book , which claims to contain '95 proven ways to enhance technology-based and blended learning'. On the basis that I had 95 chances to find something new to jutsify my investment in the book, I have persevered with my dipping in and out and have now taken a quick look at all of the ideas on offer. This doesn't surprise me.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Providers] Changing the Focus of Training
    How can the organization’s leaders provide a role model in the new environment? As we hear rumors of the eventual upturn in the global economy, organizations are beginning to emerge after taking cover and taking drastic action during the downturn. Many organizations will never operate the same again, and many are looking for ways to absorb the lessons learned and move forward with new structures and operations. How can the training organization help during this time of stepping forward? First, take a look at the new hire situation. How much of the information was truly “need to know”?
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [Providers] Developing a Structured Learning Path
    Just as reading a book can provide a base of knowledge, so can an online course. One of the most effective ways to engage training participants and ensure retention is through the creation of structured learning paths. Using a structured approach gives participants an idea of what their learning will look like over a particular unit or time period, and also allows their learning to build naturally from one subject to the next. One of the first ways to create structured learning is to space classroom training alternately with “real-life” or on the job interventions.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Providers] Training Mojo: How to Measure Your Training Department
    Not only is this a good measurement for your training department, it also provides an opportunity for you to involve your staff in their measurement. Summary: It’s time to start measuring your training department. Start with these five items and you’ll get a good picture of what’s going on. Measuring training can be difficult, especially when you consider all of the “angles” You can measure for money, ROI, immediate success, or delayed success (or failure). First, you should measure immediate reaction to training. But don’t use this method by itself.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012
    [Providers] Training Mojo: Developing a Culture of Training by Getting Buy-In From Stakeholders and Staff
    Invite your stakeholders to analyze the results with you – that group may be able to provide a perspective that the training department simply doesn’t have. Summary: Looking for a way to bring your training department to the next level? Create a training culture by obtaining buy-in from stakeholders and staff.When the training department is up and running and your courses are being delivered regularly, does that translate into your firm having a training culture? Without buy-in from stakeholders and training staff, you don’t. What about the training staff themselves?
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012
    [Providers] Top 10 Training Mistakes
    To avoid this problem, provide your students a general outline of what’s covered in training and what they are expected to learn. Being tasked with building or managing a training organization is a larger-than-life responsibility. Mistakes will happen – but here are the ten most common training mistakes and how to avoid them. Building and managing a training department is a difficult task. Mistakes can be made in many areas of training and development, but there are some common mistakes that you and your staff can avoid. Two: A lack of examples that illustrate the points.
  • THE LEARNING CIRCUITS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009
    [Providers] Presenting the Value of Social Media for Learning
    Which provides us this month's big question: Presenting the Value of Social Media for Learning? Let me provide some flavor for this question straight from someone who asked me about this: My coworkers are Baby Boomers and Traditionals. I've received various forms of the same question from different people over the past few years. The basic question is: How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization? They either haven't opened their mind to the idea or really care. In essence, if it is not classroom, they are really not interested in it.
  • THE LEARNING CIRCUITS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2005
    [Providers] Training is NOT Snakeoil
    The indirect, and perhaps more important effects, are that employees: Are less likely to leave (provided that leaders are effective and wages are competitive). In the Human Equation, Jeffery Pfeffer writes that "Virtually all descriptions of high performance management practices emphasize training, and the amount of training provided by commitment as opposed to control-orientated management is substantial" (p85). After reflecting upon the recent topic of Snakeoil for a while I have decided that it simply does not jive with the facts. Develop valuable relationships with customers.
  • XYLEME  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012
    [Providers] Announcing Bravais 1.2!
    provides the ability to track and report on all the content published to and from the Bravais TM cloud platform, no matter the device from which the content is being accessed. Bravais 1.2 Effectiveness can now be measured by individual piece of content, such as video clips, specific topics, lessons, and interactions. Long gone are the days where you can only track if the entire course was downloaded and completed. This, in turn, allows for a continuous cycle of improving content. Users that have both Xyleme LCMS and Bravais have a huge advantage- consolidated analytics.
  • XYLEME  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Providers] Why Training Needs to go Agile (Part 1 – The Basics)
    In a recent blog post by Bersin & Associates, Josh Bersin provides a great description of how Agile applies to training: “Agile is also built on the understanding that people learn in small chunks – so while it may in fact take a year or two to build a highly complex website, no person needs to try to understand the entire engineering program in advance. […] Daily work becomes a part of a bigger project in a continuous, dynamic process.”. Part one of this series provides a simple overview of what Agile is. In other words, learning needs to go Agile. Keep the team small.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015
    [Providers] How badges can benefit members and promote member engagement within your professional association
    Digital badges can directly complement adult post-degree development to maintain competence and can help recognize prior learning and provide evidence throughout the lifelong learning cycle. This week, Managing eLearning features a guest post by Lauren Gray of Web Courseworks. What is EDUCAUSE? EDUCAUSE is a non-profit association for IT professionals working in higher education, and strives to help those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic decisions at every level. Mission: to advance higher education through the use of information technology. Diaz, V.,
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2008
    [Providers] Podcasts a wider net
    One neat little touch in the book is where Gilly and Palitha along with Ming Nie provide a chapter (15) entitled 'Developing Pedagogical Podcasts' in which they provide an overarching critical review of the preceding chapters, and essentially put the cream on the cake of the IMPALA project. A new publication was waiting patiently for me on my desk when I finally sloped back into work yesterday. It's a review copy of 'Podcasting for Learning in Universities' , edited by Gilly Salmon and Palitha Edirisingha. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009
    [Providers] Timbuckteeth by numbers
    TwitterFriends provides some quite impressive statistical results, including breakdowns of the 'size of your relevant net' - the number of people you have replied to in the last 30 days, and how many have replied to your tweets. TwitterFriends will also provide you with mean scores (averages) of the number of tweets you send every day, the replies you have sent, how many links you have posted, and how many re-tweets you have sent. A very useful new stats tool has been lauded on Twitter in the past couple of days. Give it a go - I think you'll like it!
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016
    [Providers] The Self-Directed Learner
    Employees can arrange some opportunities for themselves but this requires managers giving permission, making time, and providing the resources to apply that learning. The most common way in which companies train employees today is basically the same as organizations have been training for the past hundred years (some would say thousands of years). Instructional designers, with input from managers and subject-matter-experts (SMEs) decide what employees should know and then “push” that content at the learners through formal training programs. LEARNER ROLE. Develop a growth mindset.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Apple Watch – Real Possibilities for Employee Performance Support and Learning
    So what does the Apple watch provide that other devices and smartwatches have not been able to till date? Other wearable devices such as Google Glass possibly provide more features and application; however Apple watch is likely to have a higher adoption rate as it is a mainstream accessory supported by a app ecosystem, design desirability and the relatively affordable price point. Apple watch (and other smartphones) provide instant access to information, alerts and ability to take immediate action. The much rumoured and much awaited Apple watch is out today. Use cases.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2009
    [Providers] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Brand Name Recognition?
    Clearly says something about the state of the fragmented eLearning market -- mostly small shops providing services or companies doing it in-house using all of the aforementioned tools. For my company, eLearning opportunities are a way to enhance the products and services we already provide to customers. Well, first of all I apologize for being self-serving, but I cant not promote my own company, Phasient Learning Technologies, which does provide custom course development and eLearning consulting services as well as tools. The eLearning industry is a weird beast. Hey, Derek.
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2015
    [Providers] Three Best Videos on the Story-Based Design Approach
    I am thrilled to present you five of my best videos, each one providing you with a sneak peak, as well as helpful tips, on how the Story-Based eLearning Design can transform your courses into high-impact learning events. The more you embed, the more you will be providing them with a more enriching experience. Must Learn - Does Your Learner Need 1,500 Pages? How many percent of 1500 would a learner require in order to start working at their new job? It depends on the content, but never all 1500 pages. There is a science behind it - our minds no longer respond to typical situations.
  • PROPROFS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015
    [Providers] 5 Benefits of Flipped Classroom Learning
    By allowing students to learn at their own pace, providing opportunities for active learning and interactive learning, and focusing on mastery rather than minimums, flipped learning provides every student with the learning experience that is most meaningful and most effective. The flipped classroom craze has become so widespread that flipped learning is now standard in many classrooms around the country. Aside from being an innovative way to use new technologies, the flipped classroom model is popular because students and teachers like it, and because it works.
  • PROPROFS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
    [Providers] Video Tutorial: How to create online polls with ProProfs Poll Software
    ProProfs provides you advanced security options whereby you can create private & password protected polls which can be accessed only by those with whom you share the poll link. You can share it directly by emailing them the link to your poll or you can also run the poll on your blog or website by using the embed code we provide. ProProfs Polls is an easy-to-use, effective poll software, which can be accessed from anywhere at anytime; and supports powerfully simple features for creating  online polls and gathering instant feedback. Key Features of ProProfs Poll Software.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
    [Providers] How Analytics Can Lead to Employee Success
    When combined with next-generation learning platforms, predictive analytics can go further by providing firms with new opportunities for enhancing teamwork, collaborative learning and organizational development. Traditional business intelligence provides data after the fact. Predictive analytics provides a lens into the future by uncovering hidden patterns and forecasting future outcomes. Leading companies already provide their employees with opportunities for online training and professional development. Need help identifying hidden talent?
  • BIG DOG, LITTLE DOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2004
    [Providers] E-Learning Ecosystems: The Future of Learning Technology
    If e-learning is truly to provide greater access to education and support educational programs that reflect broader strategic business goals, many believe that the e-learning industry must take the time now to learn key lessons from its early adopters An ecosystem is an ecological community that, together with its environment, functions as a unit. Extending the definition to the e-learning environment, we can define an e-learning ecosystem as the learning community, together with the enterprise, united by a learning management system (LMS).
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
    [Providers] Online Global Business Resource Tool and Training
    This web-based tool provides quick and easy access to. extensive knowledge on how to conduct business effectively with people from. countries around the world. The program includes: Rich, country-specific information related to the practice of key global business skills in 65 countries — available online, in printed report format, or on-the-go from your mobile device. simple, validated, self-assessment questionnaire , available in 14 languages, that instantly creates an individual’s profile of work-style preferences. Check it out: [link
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010
    [Providers] Building Educational Business Games - Free Webinar Dec 15
    Topics covered will include how to: Provide faculty summaries of class results for easy review or grading. Wednesday, December 15th at 1:00pm EST - Forio's webinar on "How to Build an Educational Business Simulation or Game." Reserve your Webinar seat now at: [link] Expert simulation developer Billy Schoenberg will host a 50 minute webinar using Simulate, a web-based development environment to create simulations using the drag-and-drop design tools.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2010
    [Providers] Working Today - Preparing for Tomorrow: Houston ASTD Conference
    Breakout sessions will feature programs to provide an effective learning environment for professionals to define themselves and support their industries. I'm speaking at the Working Today - Preparing for Tomorrow - Houston ASTD Conference. hope to see you there! Thursday, September 23,2010 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM CDT The conference will focus on three critical areas: technology, business development and talent management. Check it out: [link
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2010
    [Providers] Practical Conference on Communication
    If you are an instructional designer or if you’re designing instructions for print or on-line documentation, you’ll find Debbie’s forthright discussion of working with SMEs a useful way to improve your interaction with the people who provide content for documentation and training products. I'm particpating in the Practical Conference on Commincations - October 7 - 9 in Nashville, Tennessee. This is a jammed-packed conference that includes a pre-conference workshop on Adobe Captivate 5. Check it out: [link
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Providers] Hide Articulate Engage Controls
    Edit the XML file provided - [link] has detailed instructions for editing. Do you want to hide the title bars and/or navigation controls in Articulate Engage? There's a widget for that! Purchase the widget for $10. While you are on the site, check out the other widgets and the Articulate templates for sale. created a folder in my working directory to make the next step easier Publish your Articulate course and then put the edited XML file along with the "null.swf" file in the "player" folder of the published directory. Check it out: [link
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2010
    [Providers] Webinar: Visual Learning: The Hidden Code of Visual Language
    This session will provide instructional designers, trainers, SMEs, developers and graphic designers with practical and actionable guidelines for invigorating the learning visuals in their courses and products. Webinar - Free to eLearning Guild members: May 18, 2010 10:30AM to 11:30AM Pacific Time Connie Malamed Author of Visual Language For Designers Do you get stuck trying to figure out the best graphics to use in a course or training session? Do you waste coveted screen or slide space with ineffective visuals?
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
    [Providers] Build custom courses. on the fly
    Lots of food for thought … The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program provides primary source-based staff development to teachers across the country. Attended “Using Cloudbooks and the Semantic Web to Power Learning” at ASTD TechKnowledge yesterday. The speaker showed how the semantic web technology is being implemented at the Library of Congress for professional development activities. Check it out: [link]. Click the link on the right side “Build and Deliver”. Pick a couple of the learning objects. Click Continue. Pick your choice of deliver – either PDF or HTML.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2010
    [Providers] A discussion of the benefits and pitfalls of screen recording as an instructional tool
    Access details will be provided once you register Interesting free seminar coming up from Adobe: A discussion of the benefits and pitfalls of screen recording as an instructional tool 12.30 - 13.30 EST, February 10, 2010 [link] - to register We'll investigate the relative theories ranging from the classic Clark/Meyers psychology based recommendations, to the emerging trends toward experiential learning and ask important questions about whether audiences are actually changing? What Do You Need to Participate? Voice-Over IP will broadcast over your computer if you have audio.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2010
    [Providers] Flexible screen technology
    The Army is looking into flexible screens to be used in mission planning and rehearsal, land navigation and to provide the Warfighter with the most up-to-date information before departing for a mission. Our goal is to move this flexible display technology forward with cutting-edge research, and hopefully to see this made available for use in Soldier equipment," said U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command spokesman Robert DiMichele. Then the Soldier would disconnect, and retain the information on the device, fold or roll it up and pack it away. Check it out: [link
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
    [Providers] Six Sigma Online Introduces Free Online Video Database
    Six Sigma Online, the leading provider of online Six Sigma training, introduced its new Online Video Database. The Online Video Database is broken into two categories; Six Sigma Videos, located at [link] , and General Business Videos, located at [link]. These databases currently contain videos specializing in all areas of Six Sigma methodology training, as well as general business articles their readers, and now viewers, will find interesting. The video database is updated on a weekly basis with more well-written, current, and well-researched Six Sigma and General Business Videos.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2004
    [Providers] Creative Interactive Ideas
    If done properly, e-learning can be an exciting and engaging way to provide an interactive experience to customers, students, or users. A fresh approach to e-learning E-learning is a great way to train employees, inform customers about new products and services, or demonstrate new software or other types of technology. We bring fresh thinking and innovation to deliver effective solutions whether it is a small rapid e-learning project or large custom e-learning development. We beta-test new development tools for the major companies including Adobe and Microsoft.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2009
    [Providers] Wolfram Alpha: A new kind of search engine
    Our goal is to build on the achievements of science and other systematizations of knowledge to provide a single source that can be relied on by everyone for definitive answers to factual queries." Ok - let's try something simple. There's a new kid on the block worth checking out. WolframAlpha's long-term goal is to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone. We aim to collect and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method, and algorithm; and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything. Pretty interesting.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2009
    [Providers] Wild and Wacky Friday - WetPaint websites
    It provides WYSIWYG editing (that is, you don't have to – in fact, you can't – use code or html), which allows you to simply click into a page and start working. Wetpaint has created several videos that demonstrate the advantages of Wetpaint over competitors such as freewebs or wikia (in the style of PC vs. Mac) Check it out: [link] Consider a WetPaint site as a quick way to build a collaborative learning site. Wetpaint allows the user to very easily set up a free, professional-looking wiki. This, and the range of templates available, makes it a perfect wiki for the beginner.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009
    [Providers] Can You Hear Me Now? How to Make a Podcast
    This hands-on class is designed to provide a fun yet informative introduction to podcasting and how you can utilize this technology in your library services, to enable your users to access the information whenever they want, wherever they want and however they want it. Here's another course from the GMR. Download the materials for reference. Thinking about how to promote your services and reach out to more people? Want to learn how podcasts can help and how to make your own? Check it out: [link
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2009
    [Providers] Geeks Bearing Gifts:unwrapping new technology trends
    This class is intended to provide a fun, fast-paced, and informative introduction to and update on today’s hottest technology trends. Came across a great course- Geeks Bearing Gifts:unwrapping new technology trends. don't think the class is open to the public but you can download the materials. Program participants will be able to identify technology trends and they will understand how these trends will impact or can be integrated into traditional library services. Course structure will include brief vignettes and demonstrations of a wide variety of technologies. Check it out: [link
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009
    [Providers] Help with color selection and palette creation
    An interactive color workspace, the software aids in locating and identifying information relevant to color and color combinations and provides ways to create, use and manage color palettes. Need some fresh ideas for color selection and palette creation in your training project? Check out myPANTONE. myPANTONE palettes works in conjunction with the myPANTONE community by enabling the upload and download of favorite colors and palettes. You'll get the hex and RGB codes so you can use the exact color you want in your project. Check it out: [link
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2009
    [Providers] Top new features in Adobe Captivate 4
    Variables and Advanced Actions Use Variables to personalize the learning experience by using learner-provided data, such as the learner's name, throughout a scenario. Text-to-speech functionality Keep learners tuned in to your content thanks to automatic voice-over functionality that turns text to high-quality speech in a few clicks. Need to change the text? Just click once to update the audio. Table of Contents and Aggregator Enable learners to easily navigate through content and track their progress with a multilevel Table of Contents.
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