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  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
    [Providers] Great FREE Software Downloads
    The publisher provides a list of sites where you can download the application. I don’t mean to sound dated, but sometimes I use the type of software that installs on my hard drive rather than an online application. And every so often, some great software comes along that saves time and frustration and can be downloaded for free. Here’s a list of free software downloads I’ve collected that I wanted to share with readers—some I’ve used and others have been recommended. Leave a comment if you try one and like or dislike it … and why. Audacity. ImgBurn. EMAIL.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2010
    [Providers] Spelling error free projects in Adobe Captivate 5
    Adobe Captivate 5 provides the ability to check spelling for text in your project such as text captions, slide notes, text animations and quizzes. Compared to Adobe Captivate 4, Adobe Captivate 5 has been enhanced to check spelling of text in Buttons and Table of Contents also. Before you start spell check, you can customize [.]. How do I
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [Providers] Updates for Enspire’s Premier Leadership Simulation
    AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 2, 2012 – Enspire Learning, a leading provider of leadership development simulations and custom learning solutions, announced updates today to its premier leadership simulation, Executive Challenge. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. First released in 2006, Executive Challenge has been run over 200 times worldwide in corporate and university classrooms. Executive Challenge is a simulation-based leadership development program designed to develop leadership, communication, and teamwork skills in a competitive marketplace.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [Providers] Updates for Enspire’s Premier Leadership Simulation
    AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 2, 2012 – Enspire Learning, a leading provider of leadership development simulations and custom learning solutions, announced updates today to its premier leadership simulation, Executive Challenge. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. First released in 2006, Executive Challenge has been run over 200 times worldwide in corporate and university classrooms. Executive Challenge is a simulation-based leadership development program designed to develop leadership, communication, and teamwork skills in a competitive marketplace.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2006
    [Providers] You just had to be there.
    My opinion - the best eLearning experiences , and the strongest online communities, provide both asynchronous and synchronous experiences. Looking at the number of people on the eLearning blogs who are grappling with changes to the field, Brent's Corporate eLearning Talkcast could prove to be the perfect synchronous forum for strengthening the community and providing the synchronous push-pull that helps synthesize and make sense of these changes The group used a combination of chat and the collaboration tool to create the image above. They are missing the context.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Providers] Teaching Problem Solving in a Virtual World
    Instead, start with a problem of which the learning is a part and then provide guidance and assistance when the learner encounters an obstacle. When thinking about creating a virtual world learning experience to teach problem solving, consider the following: Make them part of a case study —This strategy involves helping the learners to identify patterns within the cases by placing them in a case. It helps them with the examination of case variables impacting the outcome of the situation compared to irrelevant variables. Remember to have an indepth debrief to solidify the learning.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010
    [Providers] The FreeSound Project
    The Freesound Project provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples, allowing users to: browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a "sounds-like" type of browsing and more up and download sounds to and from the database, under the same creative commons license interact with fellow sound-artists! The Freesound Project aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License. Check it out: [link
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009
    [Providers] Autodesk Assistance Program
    This valuable resource provides 1,000-plus session videos and handouts, including more than 400 sessions from AU 2008. Autodesk Assistance Program was designed to help displaced workers in the architecture, engineering, design and manufacturing industries maintain and develop their 3D design technology skills and help improve their employability in a down economy. Autodesk University(AU) Online: Autodesk Assistance Program members may receive full access with a separate AU Online membership. Check it out: Assistance Program - [link] lbon =1 AU - [link
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009
    [Providers] What's new at Adobe?
    Adobe Labs provides you with the opportunity to experience and evaluate new and emerging innovations, technologies, and products from Adobe. Want to get a sneak preview at new and upcoming Adobe products? You will find early access to software downloads, hosted applications, and related samples, documentation, tutorials and more. In addition, collaborative tools such as the online forums give you the opportunity to help shape a release. Explore what is available, become more productive, or just play. Check it out: [link
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010
    [Providers] A framework for social learning in the enterprise
    It is a world where the capability to find information and turn it into knowledge at the point-of-need provides the key competitive advantage, where knowing the right people to ask the right questions of is more likely to lead to success than any amount of internally-held knowledge and skill. Cross-posted at InternetTimeAlliance.com. framework for social learning in the enterprise. The social learning revolution has only just begun. Social learning. Why is social learning important for today’s enterprise? It is with each other that we can make sense, and this is social. Summary.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Providers] Give Learners Choices to Motivate and Educate
    To increase engagement and the effectiveness of e-learning, provide learners with a great amount of choice and control over the learning activity. In video games, the player controls a great deal. He or she can decide what direction to explore, how many inventory items to gather, how to angle the bird to hit the pig’s house and other decisions. Most of the time, the player can even decide the level of difficulty he or she want to encounter in the game by choosing a specific game level like Novice or Expert. Most e-learning is lock-step and highly linear. This can be demotivating.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008
    [Providers] Second Life Created Virtual Documentary
    The possibility of using a virtual world for orientation provides great promise and possibilities. Second Life and movies have had a history. In my post Second Life at the Movies , I discuss the possibility of a full-feature length movie being created in Second Life. Well it has finally happened as a documentary. Filmmaker Douglas Gayeton has created a documentary-style film about an avatar's search for "the creator." In the documentary, the avatar known as Molotov Alva searchers for meaning by searching for the creator and along the way meets some really interesting avatars.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
    [Providers] Is Your Customer Satisfaction Standard Outdated
    Buyers are skeptical of sellers (providers) with a satisfaction feedback score below 98%. Most organizations that measure their customer satisfaction still do so by a 0-100 point scale. However, recent changes in known customer loyalty for products/services appear to indicate that this metric may no longer be a sound one to use.  I learned this myself recently when talking with my esteemed colleague and recognized expert in this area of business performance, Phil Forrest.  asked him for examples that verify this shift. For instance, EBay measures satisfaction of both buyers and sellers.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010
    [Providers] Meaningful and Powerful learning. how to get students engaged by Kevin Roberts
    His tweets provide lots of good information and links. It always seems strange to me how new educational ideas first start of really big, chaotic debates that need to be discussed amongst a lot of people for a good deal of time. to end up being a simple set of seemingly obvious ideas that can be rounded up in just a couple of minutes. The only thing is, only a handful of people can fit big chaotic discussions into a simple set of ideas. Kevin Roberts is such a math teacher guy. If you are into mathematics check-out this great math-made-simple website made by Kevin and his colleagues.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009
    [Providers] New book on Social Media by Tamar Weinberg, focusing on marketing but promising
    Well, they have a limited non-social media driven space for the book here and their synopsis goes like this: "Blogs, networking sites, and other examples of the social web provide businesses with a largely untapped marketing channel for products and services. Social Media is a much hyped term the last years. But what if you did not launch yourself in it? Or what if you feel uncomfortable and want to know more before diving in? In that case a nice, cool, descriptive book has been published from the O'Reilly series. Although not free, you can buy it at a reasonable price of approx.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009
    [Providers] Joining the Web Research 4 Beginners online conference next week. take a look
    These and other questions will be addressed by this online conference, which is designed to provide the curious web research novice with an overview of the issues, promise, and pitfalls of online research. For the researchers out there that are interested in using online sources to build up their research, this is a great meeting point: the Web Research 4 Beginners Online Conference. What can you expect? Starting 22 June up until 26 June, during five days, two presentations a week will be given by a variety of speakers. Let me just copy from their homepage: "Is web research for me?
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
    [Providers] Is the classroom a machine?
    Rather than become intuitive problem-solvers, students are expected to simply absorb the facts provided to them. In a Big Think article, Why Technology Won’t Save an Inefficient Education System, with Dr. Madhav Chavan , and in several other similarly argued contributions, particularly like the ones from Sir Ken Robinson (read a critique here ) or Sugata Mitra. Education over that past 200 years has been fashioned like an assembly line. Children get placed on a conveyor belt that carries them from grade level to grade level. And if that is not a machine, then school likely is not.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
    [Providers] Designing Social Processing
    Having teams submit intermediate representations gives the instructor a chance to provide guidance, ala Laurillard. Social learning does provide richer processing (next to an individual Socratic tutor, but that’s not very scalable), but it takes careful design as well.  In reflecting on the presentation I gave earlier this week, I realize that I didn’t make it clear that just making it social will make activities lead to better processing.  Of course, my goal was evangelizing, but I reckon I should followup with some clarity.  There are some design principles involved.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010
    [Providers] Explorability and Incremental Advantage
    related concept is Andi diSessa ‘s ‘incremental advantage’, where he proposed that interfaces should elegantly allow the investment by a user to learn more to provide more power. Fast-forward a few years, and as a newly-minted academic using HyperCard for student interface design projects, I recognized that the notion of buttons, fields, and backgrounds provided a reasonable implementation of the ideas of explorability and incremental advantage. The requisite property would be predictability, requiring consistency, and learnable interfaces would empower users.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010
    [Providers] Training Book Reviews
    The book looks at how our minds interact with the world, how we use the clues that our current environment provides us coupled with our prior experience to figure out how to do things. While his subsequent books, including Things That Make Us Smart and Emotional Design , add deeper cognition and engagement (respectively) and more, the core understanding from this first book provides a foundation that you can (and should) apply directly. The eminent Jane Bozarth has started a  new site called Training Book Reviews.  Push on a door that pulls or vice-versa?  Don explains why. 
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009
    [Providers] Foundations
    Technology advances provide new opportunities to improve products, processes, and services. Recognize the attendant issues: you have to be willing to tolerate failure, share mistakes as well as successes, and provide time for reflection! Otherwise, you get what we cog types call ‘inert knowledge’, you can recite it back on a test, but when it’s relevant in the world it never gets activated! However, it got me to thinking about individual versus group behavior.  And I realize that there were some key points I take as foundational: that orgs will need innovation.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2008
    [Providers] Summer Seminar Series
    Jeff’s got a commercially-validated track record of successful games and a consequent insight into how to create compelling experiences, and provides the perfect foil for my focus on the learning side. Being run by the eLearning Guild, of which I’m a fan because they do such a good job of providing value for money just reinforces the expectations that the experience will be worthwhile. With the caveat that I’m one of the speakers, I’d like to bring the eLearning Guild’s upcoming Summer Seminar Series to your attention.
  • ELEARNING LEARNING POSTS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010
    [Providers] 63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010
    Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy - eLearning Technology , November 1, 2010I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. I’ve really been striking out. I’m hoping that people will help out. Rosenberg - Learning Solutions Magazine , November 9, 2010Two-dimensional barcodes, also called 2D tags, provide a new dimension for mobile learning, performance support, and printed content. Great content again this month.  Enjoy. Here’s some of what I found.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015
    [Providers] Digital Participation
    billion in: Providing laptops in all public high schools. Providing mechanics for assisting schools in ICT deployment. [1] [link]. [2] Kearsley, G. The huge wave of internet in last few decades has led to the evolution of online based user experience, whether it’s about searching, marketing, shopping and learning. Much discussed topics in few of my previous articles have been MOOCs, video learning and other online modes that are extensively being used all over the world. All point towards the same finding i.e. increasing digital participation. Digital participation. 2000). 2001).
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015
    [Providers] What Are Your Training Metrics Actually Measuring?
    It also provides some guidance for how to objectively account for each aspect. Finally, impact looks at the benefits that the efficiency results provide using Robert Brinkerhoff’s Success Case Evaluation method. Is your training working? That is the question. We can talk about MOOCs and gamification and whether self-paced courses are better than scheduled courses until we’re blue in the face, but the reality is that only one question really matters — what works? This difficulty has even been studied. In 2008, Zane L. Training is done for the wrong reasons. Not really.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
    [Providers] ‘I Quit But I Forgot to Tell You’
    “They need to be doing focus groups and doing one-on-one interviews with all learners, but especially their new learners, and asking them how they like to learn, when they like to learn, where they like to learn and then providing all those different ways of doing that with the technology that we have,” Slater said. Many young people enter the workforce unprepared for the realities of the 9-to-5 grind. Career coaching and peer learning can help put them on the path toward success. But even she was surprised by one a client shared with her. ” she said.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
    [Providers] More cool e-learning for kids (and their grown-ups)
    They even have a seaquaria  to house local critters for closer inspection (urchins, crabs, spot prawns…may also provide a sushi buffet should we even get locked in the school). . Image via Wikipedia. noticed that a post of mine cool e-learning for kids got a few hits a day, fairly consistently, so I thought it must be time for a follow up.  When I googled “cool e-learning for kids&# , my blog post came up at #4 - which is not to say “yay me&# , but more of a &# is this a common search topic, and can I add some more goodies to people’s toolboxes?&#.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
    [Providers] Back to school in an ideal world?
    Sugata Mitra’s TED talk (click image to get to video) has been making the rounds and he describes that in many cases, learning is self-organized (and that educational technology should be provided to the remote areas first) – including: Learning Conversations , Upside Learning , and numerous Twitter RTs. Hands up for all you parents who schlepped your kid(s) back to school this week.  (How many of you felt the urge to actually put your hand up? But, my kids were divided.  Why is the drive still to standardize and label?  Where is the joy of learning or serendipity?   .
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Providers] Train & develop employees = not one but three roles
    There was a lull during the recession where organizations could sit back smugly and think: “those schmucks should just be glad to have a job, so I don’t really have to worry about providing anything beyond your basic pay. I attended a webinar a couple of weeks ago, by Future of Talent Institute and Verna Allee was the speaker. She talked about value network analysis, and one thing that really struck me was roles – going beyond the “org chart&# to see how people worked and added value. Today, well not as much.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2010
    [Providers] My first foray into the Big Question
    Whether or not this is instruction is one of those age-old debates.  I love that the smartphones of today are more capable of providing performance support than ever before.  Learning Circuits blog posts a question each month to generate discussion.  I have volunteered to be an online community steward for BC HRMA’s online community, and I thought this would be good practice for me! February’s Big Question: Instruction in an Information Snacking Culture? Well, it’s a 3 part question, really. So, to start with the first: Has there really been a shift? Is this a problem?
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2010
    [Providers] It’s all relative
    walking the talk), and providing reassurance and confidence (i.e., CLO magazine. Published June 2010. W hen you talk to businesspeople, you must speak as they do. Executives only care about training as it relates to execution. Their interest is in moving the corporation forward. You should share that interest. That is what they pay you for. sponsor is the person who pays those bills. Sponsors are responsible for championing the case for change (i.e., the vision), visibly representing the change (i.e., the implementation plan). Yes, of course. Keep your sponsor informed. You don’t.
  • ELEARNING LEARNING POSTS  |  MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010
    [Providers] Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz
    Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations - Performance Learning Productivity , April 7, 2010 Very few of us would argue with the proposition that a lot of organisational learning and development activity is sub-optimal to the extent that it provides little value to participants and their organisations. Flashkit game tutorials - They not only have a good collection of game tutorials, but also provide the source files which help immensely in dissecting and learning the ActionScript. Best of eLearning Learning. April 2010. Another great month!  More Random Web 2.0 Boleh!
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
    [Providers] Active Training Series
    It provides the learner with content, allows the learner to provide you with an update, and it keeps the relationship between the two of you active. New eLearning Books by Elaine Biech. Image credit: wiley.com. Dr. Andy Hicken and I are contributing authors in  101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom , a new e-learning book by my friend and colleague, Elaine Biech. Incorporating contributions by many of the experts in training and development, 101 Ways…  is a trove of practical info for the online learning designer and trainer. The Active Training. 10 Tips.
  • OPENSESAME  |  MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015
    [Providers] Why a Case Study is the Key to Training Success
    We admit it may not be common, but it could happen, and provide an opportunity to learn. Here are a three effective ways to successfully  integrate case studies into elearning: Short in-course case studies : Presenting a brief scenario with accompanying questions provides contextual applications of course material. Through the entirety of the course one case or a series of cases are provided as examples and data or scenarios are analyzed. Ashley, a sales representative for Big Sales Corp, is going to a dinner event with prospective clients. What should she do?
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2008
    [Providers] Lotus Connections - IBM's Social Collaboration
    The two videos provide you an overview of Lotus Connections. This is helpful for those who wish to have an inside look on how social networking is applied in Enterprise 2.0 applications. To see the full view of the presentation, click the top right corner and expand to show the full screen. To return to original screen size, repeat the process. Profile Activities Ray Jimenez, PhD www.vignettestraining.com "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Providers] Understanding the Roles in Knowledge Guru
    Provide a link to a “live scoreboard” if someone wants to use a Guru game as part of a live event. i. Every Knowledge Guru subscription includes four user roles. This post summarizes what each role can do. Account Owner. This role serves as our primary point of contact;  They can do these things: Function as a System Administrator: www.theknowledgeguru.com/systemadmin/. Depending on the subscription license, they may be able to create additional system admininstrators. Have access to   Manage Accounts  tab within system administration site; other system admins do not.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010
    [Providers] Classic Literature as Text and MP3 Downloads
    Lit2Go is; “a collaboration between the Florida Department of Education and the USF College of Education [and] is dedicated to supporting literacy teaching and learning by providing access to historically and culturally significant literature in schools.&#. While this may not be relevant to many academics in higher education (unless you’re involved in literature or language courses) this is still an excellent resource that many more people should know about … it’s called Lit2Go. So, what can you do with it? EdTech trends for 2010. it's started!
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2009
    [Providers] Online Math Game Lets Kids Learn at Their Own Pace
    This program uses a "recommendation engine" to watch how a child plays math games and provide new content according to what's observed. The recommendation engine, patented as GuideRight technology, watches every motion the child makes while playing the game, and then adjusts on the fly to present kids with a math curriculum that is most appropriate for them. With more than 350 math activities to choose from, the game can present more than a million different paths. Check it out: [link
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  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.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2009
    [Providers] Summer Hockey Break
    Loved how they brought John Walton from the Hershey Bears to call the game, provided "goal" music and horns, and generally made it as close to a real game as possible. One of the fantastic things about living near an NHL practice rink is the ability to catch hockey in July. managed to catch the first period of the Washington Capitals Development Camp scrimmage. With better seats. Managed to get right up against the glass. Better to see how big these guys are. This was the view first entering Kettler IcePlex. Blue v. White. As you can see, many of us had the same idea.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2008
    [Providers] Making your students feel stoopid.
    Provide no auditory or visual emphasis on what is important. If the designer of this particular course reads this blog - my sincere apologies. hope you are given more flexibility for the upgrade of this certification course. But I really have to vent. - See the guy in the picture? Besides the fact that he's male and reading paper, that's me attempting to slog through the training shown. Incorporate a monotone voice (male or female) reading all of the highly jargonized text to me. Phrase important definitions so that they make no sense or contain circular logic. See below for an example.
  • ELEARNINGPOST  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009
    [Providers] Content strategy- content is king
    Here is a presentation by Karen McGrane where she provides a good framework (slide 60,61) to focus on content strategy. The field of Content Strategy (CS) is galloping forward. Content Strategy: Content is King! View more PDF documents from Karen Mcgrane
  • GEOTALENT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015
    [Providers] Cost-effective Learning Management for Law Enforcement & Community Services: Part 2
    performance management module provides the ability to carry out annual or more frequent reviews with full evaluation and feedback processes. GeoMetrix has provided the ability to track not only facilities but also equipment — an important feature for police and corrections. For organizations such as police and corrections that have both external and internal security needs because of sensitive data, GeoMetrix provides multi-level security settings. [Post by K.M. Lowe, Writer & Corporate Communicator]. Continued from previous post.
  • ELEARNINGPOST  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2009
    [Providers] Content Strategy for the Web: Why You Must Do a Content Audit
    It can provide an extraordinary amount of useful, enlightening information that’s surprisingly valuable, especially when you’re fighting for project support and funding This is a sample chapter from Kristina Halvorson's upcoming book, Content Strategy. In this chapter Kristina discusses the value of doing an content audit. "Do not—repeat, DO NOT—skip the content audit. This process is not just about listing URLs and page titles.
  • PERFORMANCE LEARNING PRODUCTIVITY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009
    [Providers] performance.learning.productivity: Getting to the Core of Learning Content in the Internet Age
    Knowledge may provide scaffolding, but we’ve learned over the past 30 years or so that most of the knowledge we need to ‘do’ doesn’t have to be stored in our heads. In fact, doing so simply distracts and consumes time – which may be a benefit to the providers of learning courses and events, but is of little use in the process of improving performance. There is an argument that we all need to learn less if we want to know more. The ‘learning’ referred to here is what we know as formal structured learning activities - classes, courses, programmes, and eLearning. Consider this.
  • TWITTERPATED WITH LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2011
    [Providers] Flower Stand Revision – Brainstorming Underlying Themes and Goals.
    « Growing an Educational Game – Flower Stand The Art of Game Design » Subscribe About Twitterpated with Learning My name is Amanda Warner, and I am an e-Learning designer based in Providence, RI. I am twitterpated with learning experiences that focus on meaningful interaction and desired performance. Skip to content Twitterpated with Learning E-learning, serious games, educational simulations, and periodic whimsy. You can read an earlier post about my first iteration of the game by clicking here. Posted in Amandas Projects. Carrington Theme by Crowd Favorite
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2010
    [Providers] How Fonts Take a Starring Role in Your E-Learning Courses
    And it provides some consistency so you’re not using too many fonts and crippling your design. The video below shows how graphic designer, Brian Hoff , selected the right font for one of his projects. There are many points in the video where he probably could have stopped, but didn’t. No one would have known the difference. But something kept him going until he found just the right look. Click here to view video. What kept him going is knowing that the typography does more than share the information to be read. have to admit that I don’t always put a lot of thought into the fonts.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009
    [Providers] GDC’s Serious Games Summit
    It’s an excellent way for clients to get familiar with the game mechanics, interfaces and interaction and provide constructive feedback. We’ve been following GDC’s Serious Games Summit, and the Serious Game portal has just posted about emerging trends in the serious games market as evident from the summit presentations and discussions. You can view the article here. They point to three key trend areas. 1. Early Prototyping. 2. Market Shift – New Demands. 3. Hybrids Studios and Hybrid Games. We’d like to think of it as the first step towards an authoring environment for learning games.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2009
    [Providers] Boomers Adopt Consumer Technology 20x Faster!
    Their findings represent research completed in the winter of 2008/2009 and provides direct comparisons with last winter’s 2007/2008 data. Keeping generational differences in mind while designing learning is something we practice consciously. While we strongly believe in these cognitive and perceptive differences, occasionally we have data that throws a lot of our assumptions out of gear. Accenture has published exactly this sort of data about the adoption of consumer technology by Boomers and Gen X and Y. That’s nearly 80 times faster than Gen Y. Read it here. Technology Trends
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2008
    [Providers] CALL FOR mobile learning PAPERS - Deadline for submissions (2nd call): 19 December 2008
    and mundane technology choices, facilitating the development of user-created content and providing opportunities to meet and collaborate, offers immense potential for teaching and learning. The IADIS Mobile Learning 2009 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the discussion and presentation of mobile learning research. In particular, but not exclusively, we aim to explore the transition from content consumer to content creator in experiences that take advantage of the learning opportunities this provides. The increasing range of web 2.0
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2007
    [Providers] Improve collaborative writing in a team of online learners
    As a team you miss the non-verbal language on which communication is built upon for era's, so you need to provide different instruments that make up for this lack of the usual face-2-face strong holds of communication. Provide clear guidelines : if anyone joins a collaborative effort, it is crucial that they know what is expected of them and how they should proceed to build a common document. Online collaboration can be a pain. Once you need to write collaboratively, the power to express yourself is also limited in the digital realm. Key to all collaborative work is TRUST.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2008
    [Providers] starting a medical eLearning course for low resource settings: the Entry Questionnaire
    It will provide us with some background information which we need for the ongoing optimizing of this course. Your feedback will also enable us to provide better technical assistance (if needed). In a couple of weeks ITM starts another eLearning course for health care workers in the field specializing in ART (AntiRetroviral Therapy). The response for this course was overwhelming and we were booked immediately. It is actually in a pilot phase (from IT perspective, the content is already full prove from years of experience). The form is posted below with 15 questions.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
    [Providers] Inappropriate usage?
    As you might imagine, this upsets me.  I work hard to put worthwhile information out.  I expect to at least get credit for it, given that it provides no direct revenue (yep, still ad-free).  To have someone take my intellectual property and redistribute under their banner, without at least providing a pointer back strikes me as less than appropriate.  I note Jeff Cobb is getting credit. He preceded me in the use of Creative Commons licensing, but from his example (and Harold Jarche), I placed a BY – NC – SA license in the side bar. attribution). Why not me? strategy
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010
    [Providers] Interactivity & Mobile Development
    This analysis provides 3 meaningful levels of interactivity for defining content, and indicates what is currently feasible and what still provides barriers for mobile as well.  A while ago, I characterized the stages of web development as: Web 1.0: producer-generated content, where you had to be able to manage a server and work in obscure codes. Web 2.0: user-generated content, where web tools allowed anyone to generate web content. Web 3.0: More recently, interactivity has been proposed as a item to tag within learning object systems to differentiate objects.  Fingers crossed!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009
    [Providers] Extremophiles & Organizational Agility
    Organizations can’t provide everything employees need anymore, but they can provide support for developing skills for learning, and coping. I’m reminded of how Outward Bound got started, where older mariners were surviving situations that younger, presumably healthier ones weren’t.  A number of years ago, I co-wrote a chapter with Eileen Clegg called The Agility Factor , that appeared in Marcia Conner & James Clawson’s excellent collection of organizational culture articles in the book Creating a Learning Culture. are known as extremophiles. 
  • CLARK QUINN  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2009
    [Providers] Designing Learning
    And that includes Cross’ informal learning.  We need to go beyond just the formal courses, and provide ways for people to self-help, and group-help. There’s both a top-down and bottom-up component to this.  At the bottom, we’re analyzing how to meet learner needs, whether it’s fully wrapped with motivation, or just the necessary information, or providing the opportunity to work with others to answer the question.  It’s about infusing our design approaches with a richer picture, respecting our learner’s time, interests, and needs. However, it’s not enough. 
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012
    [Providers] Hyatt to Launch Global Training Program to Combat Human Trafficking
    The program is designed to provide managers and line staff at Hyatt hotels around the world with an understanding of human trafficking, its intersection with the hotel industry and the tools to recognize and report potential situations or victims. To mark Human Rights Day, the hotel company is advancing a campaign against human trafficking by launching a global training program developed with the Polaris Project, an organization dedicated to combating human trafficking. Chicago — Dec. 12 Hyatt Hotels Corp. Hyatt established diversity and inclusion as a core tenet of its U.S.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
    [Providers] Adobe Captivate and eLearning webinar series
    These sessions will generally be held every two weeks (on alternating Wednesdays, skipping the winter shutdown at the end of December) and will aim to provide basic information about eLearning and Captivate in the basic session, and to provide a forum and resource to advanced users through the advanced eSeminars. The advanced sessions specifically will focus on a wide variety of relevant topics, with the ambition of providing a sound resource worthy of recurring attendance. Allen will be actively participating in this forum going forward. In his words.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
    [Providers] BLP Named a Finalist in 2013 Serious Games Showcase and Challenge
    “The game provides a fun, engaging and challenging way to learn this highly technical information, and reinforces the availability of downloadable fast facts guides as resources on this topic for new hire sales.  We are extremely pleased to have this learning game in our toolbox.” Bottom-Line Performance Inc. BLP) specializes in custom eLearning, game-based learning and mobile solutions. The game is just one example of the custom learning games we create for our clients. “Formulation type has a major impact on a product’s performance,” said Fisher.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
    [Providers] Meet the Winner of Our Latest Knowledge Guru Game
    See which questions give learners trouble and provide immediate support. Our latest gamification experiment is in the books. We never give learning games and gamification a rest, do we? We reopened Gridiron Guru a few weeks ago, encouraging people to log on, compete for the high score, and beef up on their football knowledge while enjoying the NFL playoffs. The prize? A $25 donation from us to a charity of the winner’s choice. Not a bad way to test out gamification while learning football facts, right? Gridiron Guru is, of course, a question set for our Knowledge Guru game engine.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Providers] How Our Team Produced a Music Video to Build Skills and Give Back
    The temporary homeless shelter serves families in Indianapolis by providing them the ways and means to lift themselves out of homelessness. BLP Employees Create an Original Song and Music Video to Support Dayspring Center in Indianapolis. Click here to view the embedded video. We are never at loss for creative energy at BLP. Even in the midst of client projects and marketing efforts, our talented staff finds ways to pursue artistic endeavors and build their skills in new and exciting ways. ” It’s about making the choice to love and give back, even when it isn’t easy.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
    [Providers] How to Use QR Codes in Corporate Training
    Provide easily accessible reference materials for sales reps. Most of us think of QR codes as that goofy looking bar code in the bottom corner of advertisements. Or maybe you have noticed them slapped on billboards that you could not possibly have time to stop and scan. Either way, chances are you have seen a QR Code recently! For those who haven’t been exposed, a QR code is a two dimensional code  that can hold thousands of characters of information. They can be easily generated using numerous free online services and easily scanned with one of many free QR readers out there.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2009
    [Providers] When you need to Tell not Teach–the eMag
    The ultimate goal isn’t training learners to DO anything; it’s about building awareness, providing details, or just communicating a message. How often do you find yourself with a request for “training&# that is really more about sharing information? Sometimes “Telling&# is the goal, not “Teaching&# and, believe me, both are needed and helpful, if packaged effectively. My colleagues and I have been thinking about the best way to “Tell&# and we’ve developed a prototype of an eMagazine, or eMag , as an alternative to page-turner e-learning courses.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009
    [Providers] Cool new tool for distance learning: polling via Twitter or web
    This tool makes it easy to generate these polls and provide immediate feedback to respondents. As I was reading Mashable , the blog that identifies anything and everything connected to social media, I came across a cool polling tool that has some huge applications for either distance learning or even conference-style presentations and meetings. The tool is called Polls Everywhere and it makes it easy for you to set up polls that respondents can reply to via Twitter, texting, or the web. Polling offers a great way to engage people - during the live session or in between live sessions.
  • WALKME TRAINING STATION  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016
    [Providers] Keep Employees Protected With Safety Training Software
    Each of these programs was designed to provide companies with safety training solutions. In short, safety training programs exist to make sure that your organization provides legally-compliant safety training programs to all of its personnel. At the same time, they also provide root cause analysis and assessment tools that offer practical solutions to a wide range of problems. Audits – By providing your company access to legislative checklists and country legal registers, legal compliance with various safety laws will become a lot easier. – MyEasyISO.
  • AARON SILVERS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
    [Providers] Bring Your Own WiFi
    This week, I attended a conference where the hosting hotel had such insane WiFi fees, provided by a third-party, that the conference simply didn’t provide WiFi. It was a conference on Social Media for Government, and there was no WiFi provided. There, the price of WiFi was so extraordinarily high, they didn’t provide WiFi for the conference, either. Virgin Mobile MiFi. Last week, after some goading by my good friend Graham (@ggelling), I picked up something I thought would be a bit of a luxury — a Virgin Mobile “MiFi” Hotspot.
  • JAY CROSS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
    [Providers] Customer Spring
    Perhaps we should be content to provide the first management and leadership development programs geared to the social business environment. I’m on vacation and have reduced my daily internet diet of posts, tweets, and email to ten minutes or less a day. Today in Bergen, Norway. Nonetheless, this great post by Dion Hinchcliffe, Converging on the Social Enterprise , made it through my filters and rattled my cage. In this, and a related post , Dion describes Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff saying that customers and society are social, but corporations are not. Just Jay
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT  |  MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
    [Providers] Stop Pushing Top Talent Out the Door
    Study after study provides evidence that employees perform best and stay longest when their bosses are respectful, listen to employees, and support high levels of engagement. To hang on to those folks, companies will have to provide high quality training, coaching, mentoring, and tools for self-directed learning. The tendency of some managers in a recessionary economy is to revert to a command-and-control style of leadership. This is risky business. Those managers risk creating a suboptimum work environment and driving out their top talent. This is great advice.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
    [Providers] liveblog from @EcTEL2015 a framework to design educational #mobile based games across multiple spaces
    How can we reinvent permanent exhibition and provide different experiences with the same modules. I choose to sit in on this session as the combination of integrating multiple contexts into mobile learning design is quite a challenge. And just one of the contexts that matter to the whole set of learning contexts. So, I do think there might be a generic framework in this, or a basis to add this design framework and add other contexts to it. Carmen Fernandez-Panadero (UC3M - Spain) takes the stage and immediately dives in with enthusiasm. The teams are 5 - 6 students.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2007
    [Providers] Webometrics Ranking (South-East Asia Strikes Back?)
    If not do something about it, we should at least understand a bit about the methodology used and explore the best practices provided. the four indicators were obtained from the quantitative results provided by the main search engines as follows: Size (S) - Number of pages recovered from four engines: Google, Yahoo, Live Search and Exalead. Scholar (Sc) - Google Scholar provides the number of papers and citations for each academic domain. Blame it on the rain? Blame it on the methodology used? Blame it on the English language preference? Take a 'Who cares!' attitude? Ethics?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2007
    [Providers] Faculty 2.0 (Joel L. Hartman, Charles Dziuban, and James Brophy-Ellison)
    Such initiatives, as Bates suggests, will ultimately produce the greatest benefit for the largest number of faculty in a manner that aligns with institutional goals, is sustainable, and will lead to transformation at course, program, and institutional levels." A yummy article which also provides 13 bullets (of reflections) on how the diffusion of technology into the T&L space is producing a number changes to which faculty members must adapt. URL: [link] "(Conclusion).As Also, check out the Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development sections.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2008
    [Providers] 9000+ Free Resources by Teachers for Teachers (TES)
    The ICT section , alone, has 270 resources!" - Patricia Donaghy Also, if you want to find educational resources for English (1900+), or Modern Foreign Languages (1400+), I suppose this resource bank should provide you with plenty of options. TES TES Resource Bank Via Patricia Donaghy TES? The TES ( Times Educational Supplement ) is Britain’s leading publication covering the world of primary, secondary and further education, as well as the market leader for teaching job vacancies. TES RESOURCE BANK? Resources are divided into over twenty different categories. WHAT ELSE? Great :).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2008
    [Providers] e-Learning in Malaysia (My New Blog)
    My new learning adventure (in addition to ZaidLearn) will try to mash-up the juiciest e-learning stories going on in Malaysia (past, present, future), including: Higher Education (Universities & Colleges) Schools (Primary & Secondary) Corporate Learning Communities Projects Solution Providers Research Papers & Articles People Conferences Blogs Etc. Link to My New Blog I just want to share with those that read this blog (or bump into it!) that I have started a new blog today (January 9th, 2008) entitled ' e -Learning in Malaysia '. ZAIDLEARN? newsletter
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
    [Providers] YouTube EDU At Last!
    Also, it would be cool if it totaled up all and provided one figure (e.g. YouTube EDU Via Jeff Cobb " YouTube has aggregated all of the videos from its college and university partners - including luminaries like Stanford, Harvard, and Dartmouth - in one place: YouTube EDU. Good news for lifelong learners." - Jeff Cobb SOME THOUGHTS Alright, in the Edublogs sphere this is old news (3 weeks old!), but I do hope that readers of this blog who don't know, know now. I am still trying to catch up with all the new learning juice flowing through the online Universe (Need another 3-4 weeks!).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008
    [Providers] Any Free Online Survey/Polling Tools?
    There are still millions of students and educators in the Schools, Colleges and Universities around the world who are doing research, conducting surveys and spending a lot of time collecting data, providing them often with little time to analyze and reflect the findings (critical/creative thinking aspect!). The free version provides several limitations (e.g. Built upon individual polling modules called buzzbites™, BuzzDash provides a real-time forum where people can solicit, measure and share opinions on nearly any issue. Link to my del.icio.us Yahoo? No idea! fo.reca.st
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009
    [Providers] A Yummy Free Online PDF to Word Converter
    You don't need to provide your email address. PDF2Word Online Via CLC Online The PDF-to-Word conversion occurs directly on the site and can be saved to a location of your choosing. The Word document will be ready immediately after the conversion is done. However, I am sure there are several other interesting FREE PDF-to-Word converters out there. Indeed there is! However, what if you are looking for a free PDF-to-Word desktop application instead of an online version, do you have any options? Yes, try Smartsoft's free PDF-to-Word Converter (Thanks Nedelcho!). What do you think?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
    [Providers] Use Backupify to Backup Your Social Media Stuff!
    Or tools that enable you to backup unlimited social media accounts providing unlimited storage space? Backupify "Backupify is an all-in-one archiving, search and restore service for the most popular online services including Google Apps, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa and more. " If you are looking for a tool to backup your social media stuff (Google Docs/Sites, Twitter, Blogger, Facebook, etc.), Backupify is a pretty cool tool. Putting Gmail aside, I would recommend using the free version of Backupify to backup your blog, Twitter, and other social media stuff that are reasonably light.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2007
    [Providers] Webometrics Ranking (South-East Asia Strikes Back?)
    If not do something about it, we should at least understand a bit about the methodology used and explore the best practices provided. the four indicators were obtained from the quantitative results provided by the main search engines as follows: Size (S) - Number of pages recovered from four engines: Google, Yahoo, Live Search and Exalead. Scholar (Sc) - Google Scholar provides the number of papers and citations for each academic domain. Blame it on the rain? Blame it on the methodology used? Blame it on the English language preference? Take a 'Who cares!' attitude? Ethics?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2007
    [Providers] 60-Minute Masters on Rapid E-Learning Design & Kineo Magic!
    Entitled ' 60 Minute Masters ' , the course provides subject experts and many others with the skills needed to design engaging, rapid e-learning materials for use in the workplace. In addition to this interactive articulate presentation, the course (hosted by Moodle) also provides you with some juicy rapid e-learning reports, and some useful e-learning examples constructed using different rapid e-learning tools such as Articulate Engage, Raptivity (Interview Simulation) eXe Open Source Authoring Tool, and RapideL. The course is free. All you need to do is register. JUICE?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2007
    [Providers] Faculty 2.0 (Joel L. Hartman, Charles Dziuban, and James Brophy-Ellison)
    Such initiatives, as Bates suggests, will ultimately produce the greatest benefit for the largest number of faculty in a manner that aligns with institutional goals, is sustainable, and will lead to transformation at course, program, and institutional levels." A yummy article which also provides 13 bullets (of reflections) on how the diffusion of technology into the T&L space is producing a number changes to which faculty members must adapt. URL: [link] "(Conclusion).As Also, check out the Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development sections.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2008
    [Providers] 9000+ Free Resources by Teachers for Teachers (TES)
    The ICT section , alone, has 270 resources!" - Patricia Donaghy Also, if you want to find educational resources for English (1900+), or Modern Foreign Languages (1400+), I suppose this resource bank should provide you with plenty of options. TES TES Resource Bank Via Patricia Donaghy TES? The TES ( Times Educational Supplement ) is Britain’s leading publication covering the world of primary, secondary and further education, as well as the market leader for teaching job vacancies. TES RESOURCE BANK? Resources are divided into over twenty different categories. WHAT ELSE? Great :).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2008
    [Providers] e-Learning in Malaysia (My New Blog)
    My new learning adventure (in addition to ZaidLearn) will try to mash-up the juiciest e-learning stories going on in Malaysia (past, present, future), including: Higher Education (Universities & Colleges) Schools (Primary & Secondary) Corporate Learning Communities Projects Solution Providers Research Papers & Articles People Conferences Blogs Etc. Link to My New Blog I just want to share with those that read this blog (or bump into it!) that I have started a new blog today (January 9th, 2008) entitled ' e -Learning in Malaysia '. ZAIDLEARN?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
    [Providers] YouTube EDU At Last!
    Also, it would be cool if it totaled up all and provided one figure (e.g. YouTube EDU Via Jeff Cobb " YouTube has aggregated all of the videos from its college and university partners - including luminaries like Stanford, Harvard, and Dartmouth - in one place: YouTube EDU. Good news for lifelong learners." - Jeff Cobb SOME THOUGHTS Alright, in the Edublogs sphere this is old news (3 weeks old!), but I do hope that readers of this blog who don't know, know now. I am still trying to catch up with all the new learning juice flowing through the online Universe (Need another 3-4 weeks!).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008
    [Providers] Any Free Online Survey/Polling Tools?
    There are still millions of students and educators in the Schools, Colleges and Universities around the world who are doing research, conducting surveys and spending a lot of time collecting data, providing them often with little time to analyze and reflect the findings (critical/creative thinking aspect!). The free version provides several limitations (e.g. Built upon individual polling modules called buzzbites™, BuzzDash provides a real-time forum where people can solicit, measure and share opinions on nearly any issue. Link to my del.icio.us Yahoo? No idea! fo.reca.st
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009
    [Providers] A Yummy Free Online PDF to Word Converter
    You don't need to provide your email address. PDF2Word Online Via CLC Online The PDF-to-Word conversion occurs directly on the site and can be saved to a location of your choosing. The Word document will be ready immediately after the conversion is done. However, I am sure there are several other interesting FREE PDF-to-Word converters out there. Indeed there is! However, what if you are looking for a free PDF-to-Word desktop application instead of an online version, do you have any options? Yes, try Smartsoft's free PDF-to-Word Converter (Thanks Nedelcho!). What do you think?
  • ONLIGNMENT  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2009
    [Providers] Enter the 3D virtual conference room
    According to Elaine, “VirtualU provides an immersive, interactive, 3-dimensional experience that replicates its real-life counterpart in a realistic online environment. The issue for me is whether the 3D environment provides a more compelling experience than you can obtain from simple 2D web conferencing. Thanks to Eliane Alhadeff from the Future-making Serious Games blog for bringing Digitell’s VirtualU to my attention. Elaine suggests this just might represent the future of conferencing. Obviously only time will tell.
  • THE LEARNING DISPATCH  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014
    [Providers] The Lectora User’s Conference and my First Big Presentation - Part 7: Practice practice practice (um)
    have provided a few takeaways that you can apply to your own challenges, and use to make your own solutions. By Mary Word We have been discussing the content of the presentation, and the challenges and solutions at the core of it. have not gone into the nitty-gritty detail of it, but I think I have covered the high points. Maybe some specifics, too, if you are a Lectora developer. Now let’s get back to the presentation itself. Content is important, and without it your talk can be all smoke and mirrors. But don’t forget that root word ‘present’—the verb, that is. Read more. read more
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010
    [Providers] What tools should we learn?
    — Tony also asked that suggested resources be provided, so here are some, copied from our Work Literacy Ning site (2008), that is in danger of getting bumped off the Net due to Ning’s new pricing policy. Generally blogs also provide a more robust picture of the blogger through their continuous posts and conversation. Wendy says, “The folks in the learning blog space, including highly respected eLearning specialists and educators, have been incredibly supportive and provide valuable feedback.  Thanks to Michele Martin for writing a significant portion of this.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
    [Providers] Connectivist and Constructivist PLEs
    Janet Clarey did a host of interesting interviews early last year on how leading LMS providers are looking at incorporating (or have now already incorporated) informal learning and social learning environments as an extension of the standard LMS offerings. – and connectivist systems must provide for ways to adjust that balance for each organization. Is the PLE a connectivist construct or a constructivist construct? Or both? Or neither, just influenced by many theories? statement by Wendy Drexler in her paper prompted this question. emphasis added ). objects. plenk2010
  • STICKY LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009
    [Providers] Read Write v Read Only
    The internet, digital media and cheap, powerful computers have provided people with an option they never had - Read Write. Learners Learners today do not want to sit passively as the 'teacher' provides them with knowledge. expect more than that, I need more than that and learners need learning designers to provide them with opportunities to Read Write as they learn. I am reading a book called Remix at the moment by Lawrence Lessig.  But doing so is criminal according to copyright laws!) My post today though isn't about copyright however! Presentations Web/Tech
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2010
    [Providers] Distance instructors need to be more Responsive!!!
    Shown below are four key quotations from distance online students which provide insights into their expectations on the subject of instructor responsiveness: " If you have to wait WEEKS to get a response from a professor, it can be highly frustrating. Have you ever wondered about what instructor behaviours were considered valuable by post-secondary students? Have you ever wondered if the expectations are different between in-class students and online distance students? think these are good questions. Also helps gain trust between the student and instructor. What do you think?
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010
    [Providers] Online Social Networks Will Never Die!
    Research is being undertaken right now to build more sophisticated online social networking concepts that mimic more closely non-online social networking phenomena while still providing the efficiency and effectiveness that we have come to expect of the Internet cloud. Have you ever sat down and given some thought about using an online social network in your teaching? Or have you ever thought about adding one of your students as your Facebook friend? Or better yet, the parent of one of your students invites you to be their Facebook friend – do you Accept or Ignore? That’s a good thing.
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010
    [Providers] The power of Voice in online classrooms
    It gets much closer to that providing that intangible feeling of face-to-face discussion while being completely asynchronous. Consider this scenario. You are an art history teacher and you are assigned with teaching a distance course. In the classroom, you have had great success with a teaching approach that involves showing photos on the big screen and building teaching moments by discussing with students the important elements of the image. You want to translate this teaching method to the distance realm. would be difficult for scheduling reasons. Welcome to Voicethread.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010
    [Providers] Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 5
    The use of mobile technologies and a more innovative use of existing institutional systems such as virtual learning environments will be increasingly important to colleges that provide higher education according to a new JISC funded study. 7. In continuation to our weekly roundup of the best links shared on Twitter and Facebook, here is a collection of our top 15 links from the last week, each accompanied by a quick brief. 1. How To Revamp Your Learning Model. There’s a lot of talk these days about informal learning vs. formal learning. eFront: Free Storyboard Templates For e-Learning.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010
    [Providers] Restructured relationships: the theatrics of social media
    Mack Male provides detailed description , but here’s my short version: theatre attendee routinely blogs her opinions and experiences with a local theatre…a prominent actor at that theatre (Jeff Haslam) decides, after five years of reviews, to provide a (very sharp) rebuke to the blogger. Relationships are changing, driven largely by social media, for editors and readers, teachers and learners, politicians and the electorate. The “audience&# has changed in most sectors. Even traditional disciplines like acting and theatre are impacted.
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2009
    [Providers] Podcasting for E-Learning: Critically Analyzing Podcasts
    That’s OK – the point of e-learning is to provide training professionals with a means of creating and distributing content that enables people to acquire information, knowledge, skills, and expertise on a diverse range of subjects: as e-learning practitioners, it’s our job to facilitate this process. __ References: Herrington, J. D. My previous blog posts on podcasting have focused the human side of podcasting: narration, story-telling, communicating with your audience. Now, it's time to spend a little time understanding the technical aspects of podcasting. 2005).
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011
    [Providers] How do you fight inert knowledge? Develop quality instruction…
    By providing the learner instruction through separate channels, the brain is able to create and store separate representations of information. It was brought up in the AECT/UGA ITForum  recently that it’s not how many facts anyone has in their long term memory that is important, instead it is the ability to [recall] them when needed. Last week, I mentioned when discussing “dual coding” that…. The more representations the faster and more likely it can be retrieved for use than being left to fall inert. Use being… to solve problems. Learn, practice, apply… USE.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011
    [Providers] Fostering Creative Design Opportunities
    found an article by Scott McDowell— Developing Your Creative Practice: Tips from Brian Eno which provides some excellent takeaways which I would like to apply to my profession as an instructional designer. The other day we discussed how a designer’s creativity often happens during their downtime… but we are always on. So what do we do?  Let’s look at a recent posting on The 99% which is a daily web magazine whose purpose is to interview emerging creative professionals known for their high level of productivity and share their tips with the world. Perhaps you can too. Brian Eno.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Providers] How do students find people to connect with in a MOOC? Do they even need to?
    While a student isn’t alone amongst 300k they may feel alone with such an “abundant” group of students. I put abundance in quotes because I love how Dave Cormier describes what makes a MOOC a MOOC which I mentioned earlier in another post (see MOOCs should afford the use of abundance provided by The Internet! ). At the 2013 MOOC Research Initiative Conference back in December, Carolyn Rosé Associate Professor of the Language Technologies Institute and Human-Computer Interaction Institute for Carnegie Mellon University was interviewed by Phil Hill from Stanford University.
  • LEARNING IN A SANDBOX  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008
    [Providers] Towards “the real feeling of presence”
    Not to forget that having (physical) contact with colleagues inspires, engage and provides energy. It does not attempt to provide a Second corporate Life, rather it attempts to enhance or complement real life experiences. Wonderland has been initially developed by Sun in order to provide their employees an immersive 3d space for collaboration. Many organizations today are having employees working remotely. Not being able to be physically present at the office brings along some issues with team collaboration or knowledge sharing. Immersive Workspaces in SL. The 0.5 video.
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