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  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2006
    [Providers] Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog
    You cannot know any of this without the openness blogging (or equivalent) provides. Updates recent studies show additional reasons: Blogging and Social Networking Boosts Your Social Life. Blogging -- It's Good for You. has been fantastic and it's great to see such a wide variety of thoughts on the subject. wanted to summarize, for everyone, the responses in a completely unbiased way. :) Most everyone, who has at least half a brain, and certainly most of the responses made it over that hurdle, came back and said more or less what Mark Oehlert said "My answer is.yes.and no." Sheesh.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2008
    [Providers] Examples of eLearning 2.0
    internal processes on wiki starting to use wikis internally Moving faculty bookmarks to Delicious use wiki for learners to craft definition of 'seamless service' after searching orgs that proclaim to provide seamless service We hope to build wikis that our students can use to share information. During my presentation last Thursday that was an introduction to eLearning 2.0 as part of an online event for the eLearningGuild, I mentioned a few common ways that I've seen eLearning 2.0 approaches. One thing I really like about the list is how tactical they are. These make sense.
  • LEARNING PUTTY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009
    [Providers] 7 Creative Ways to Introduce Social Media to Your Team
    Provide your team with information.  Done correctly a video can provide a great deal of useful information much quicker than in an article.  Find others like yourself that are interested in the opportunities that social media provides and engage in some thoughtful conversations about how utilizing these tools could impact your organization.  These seven tips should provide your team with a pretty good introduction to social media. Yesterday I received a tweet about a great blog post.  So let’s come up with an answer.   . Start an education campaign. Tweet This!
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011
    [Providers] The Big Question: How do you respond to the ‘I want it now’ demand?
    Well guess what, providing information is a pretty good start. On the ASTD Learning Circuits blog, they ask the question “How do you address the ‘I want it now’ demand from stakeholders.” Now I know this question went up on April 1st but I’m taking it at face value. Because wanting it now is an everyday request for many people in l&d. In fact, since the shift from the classroom to e-learning got under way, the demand is more common not less, even though the lead time for self-study materials has to be greater than that for the classroom. Or does it? BTW: This posting took 15 minutes.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011
    [Providers] Just enough information to permit practice and no more
    We were discussing the all-too-common tendency to over-teach and under-practise in formal workplace learning interventions.Here's how one of the participants in the meeting summarised how the principle should read: Provide just enough information to allow the learner to practise and no more I'm really taken with this. We tend to want to provide all the knowledge up front, when it's more helpful to feed it in gradually as we work through the practical exercises. It captures the idea perfectly in plain language. So what are the implications?Training Training is not education.
  • RAPTIVITY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013
    [Providers] 4 Steps to Creating a Portfolio of your eLearning Projects
    'This post provides four quick steps on how to create a winning eLearning portfolio. If you already have a portfolio, use these steps to update it. Your next eLearning opportunity may hinge on an updated winning portfolio! Locate all [.]. Authoring Tool eLearning tools training eLearning projects eLearning samples online samples training projects
  • CONNECT THINKING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
    [Providers] A Manager Perspective to Managing Change in Learning: Part 4
    Keep it simple, and provide ‘how to’ resources for later reference. Provide a FAQ on the role of manager as a partner of your e-learning strategy. Change management tips:  Provide managers with the key messages why an e-learning strategy has been implemented so that they may sell the benefits to staff. Provide strategies on how to reward positive learning behaviours, and ensure managers know their role when their staff fail to complete mandated online learning. Be sure to use your management group to provide feedback on implementation.
  • CONNECT THINKING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013
    [Providers] 12 Common Complaints about Learning Management Systems (LMS)
    Our LMS doesn’t provide the reports we need: Data can be sliced and diced lots of ways, but the LMS may only have a set number of ‘out-of-the-box’ report templates. Spend some time analysing your report requirements before speaking with LMS providers. Providers should be well on their way to developing dynamic web-based LMS interfaces for both end users and LMS administrators. Be sure the LMS providers you speak with treat this topic with seriousness. have rarely heard a learning professional say “ Our LMS does everything we need.”
  • LEARNING CONVERSATIONS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2008
    [Providers] Learning Conversations - SCORM warning
    SCORM is just about delivering content, tracking its use and providing an overall pass/fail score. There are some examples of extremely sophisticated SCORM-based simulations, which work well with a particular LMS, provide useful information to managers, and offer a valid learning experience for learners. And I dont think you can argue that SCORM content is providing the revenue stream. When asked why they want this, and to what level of compliance, often the answer is a blank look. What is SCORM? SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model. SCORM 1.2
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
    [Providers] What Is Mobile Learning?
    One large learning systems provider says mobile learning is what’s done on your laptop. Another medium sized learning systems provider provides a similar solution like the above one but on a USB drive. I spent a day at the Learning Technologies show exhibition in London this week. There is a lot of talk of mobile, social, and informal learning at the vendor stalls this year. Good sign I’d say. Unfortunately everyone has their own definition of each of these terms. The most confused, if not misused, term seems to be mobile learning. Agree? Mobile Learning mLearning
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2006
    [Providers] Tracking Without an LMS
    These tools will tell you: How many users have visited each page (HTML page) When users are visiting How long users stay This is very standard technology that likely your IT shop can provide for you. LMS tracking relies on creating a SCORM or AICC course which then communicates with the LMS in order to provide details of score, sections completed, which user it is, etc. Based on an earlier post - Tools for On-Demand Information - An LMS? I received a couple of questions around tracking. Click tracking b. Custom tracking c. This means that you need separate pages for your course.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
    [Providers] Trends in Learning
    Once you go beyond formal learning, then there's an immediate question of what else you will provide. Someone was just asking me about the big trends in learning and the implications of those trends on corporate learning and development. initially said - "Look at my blog," but when I looked, I realized it might be a bit harder than I thought to pull out the central themes. So, here's a bit of a compilation of some of the things I've been talking about in my blog which points to some of the major trends in learning. This will be a slow evolution. And surveys such as Web 2.0
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2008
    [Providers] Learning 2.0 Strategy
    always felt this worked pretty well and we'd have a roadmap that covered a few years and provided the basis for moving forward. Strategy because you have to be prepared to provide these new services and solutions. can provide tools and support. Over the past two years, I've worked with start-ups and corporations around the world who are grappling a bit with the impact of Web 2.0 on learning. One of the more interesting aspects of this is that I've really changed and refined what I advise both audiences in terms of their learning 2.0 strategy. Strategy 1. and Learning 2.0
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
    [Providers] Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Merrill’s First Principles
    post from a couple weeks ago explained that there are instructional design models that offer formulas for assembling training in a way that captures learners’ attention, conveys content, and provides learners with an opportunity to practice and receive feedback on new skills. Both models provide sound structure for developing effective eLearning. Corollary #2: New Experience – Provide learners with new, relevant experience to use as a foundation for learning new knowledge. Principle #4: Application – Provide learners with practice activities during training. Gable.
  • CONNECT THINKING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
    [Providers] Technology Options for Developing and Leveraging Staff Knowledge and Skills
    Prescribed learning is not about ‘content dump’ It’s about providing an instructional approach that enables new knowledge and skills to be readily assimilated. It’s about providing the building blocks from which staff can begin to develop judgement and problem-solving skills. Explorer: Support curiosity & intrinsic motivation – A sure way to dampen motivation is when we do a poor job providing the tools and support to enable staff to apply their new skills and knowledge into the workplace, through on-demand tools and/or access to experts. Such
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
    [Providers] Brian Brushwood #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap
    Brian Brushwood riffed off his success with Scam School and other scams to provide lessons about branding and new media opportunity. social strategy
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007
    [Providers] Communities / Social Networking and LMS Merger
    Mzinga is a merger of KnowledgePlanet (an LMS provider and also the maker of the eLearning simulation tool - Firefly) and Shared Insights - a community / business social networking software company. But like Q2Learning , they aim to provide visibility into community activities. Update 12/7/07 - Great comments from David Wilkins (see below) including: user-generated content is going to change eLearning; anyone who thinks otherwise or who is not yet planning for the shift is going to be left wondering what the heck happened in just a few years. wonder if mzinga does?
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
    [Providers] Learning 2.0 is Dumb: Use ‘Connected Learning’ Instead
    Formal : a self-contained & scheduled learning event, typically but not always tracked, providing a comprehensive and at times logical or sequential approach to a topic. Informal : an opportunity without conventionalism, atypical to formal learning, providing guidance, expertise or acumen on the go. Social : an exchange of ideas, knowledge or information typically characterized by friendly interaction through online services that provides supplemental understanding often via personal & professional networks. Learning 2.0 implies there may be Learning 3.0
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2008
    [Providers] ZaidLearn: 8 Free Screencasting Tools For Tony!
    Using the zero download Flowgram Maker, creators can assemble and annotate web pages, photographs, videos etc on any topic, and add a voice narrative which provides context, emotion and consistency. It provides you 3 capture options: the entire page, the current view, or only a selection. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Friday, October 31. Free Screencasting Tools For Tony! Free Screencasting Tools List (Updated) Tony Karrers blog "Toast! You name it, they record it!" ".Im now back to searching for a free tool that works to create screencasts that I can use for my blog. And then.
  • LEARNABILITY MATTERS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Providers] Wanted “thinking” graphic designers
    What does it mean, when SME or ID provides a reference in the storyboard and says ‘recreate this graphic using this image as a reference’? In the following example we first see the original reference provided by SME as well as the graphic ‘recreated’ by a graphic designer. Original reference provided by a SME, considering he/she [.]. Main Articles graphic design infographic visualization
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Providers] Gamification In Learning
    Properly implemented, gamification has the potential to make learning ‘stickier’, increase uptake of learning content and also provide a more comprehensive record of learning than is possible using conventional measures in courses. Providing social connections within a learning environment can also be a motivational factor – allow users to recommend the content/environment to others, check out each other’s performance using those social connections and also allow sharing in limited ways. Provide a way for users to compare and rank their relative performance.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2010
    [Providers] Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners
    Provide options. Even if you provide a suggested order, allow learners to take lessons in a sequence that works for them. Provide resources, references, videos and podcasts to create an ideal environment for personal exploration. Exploration provides an opportunity to construct knowledge in a way that is meaningful for each learner. Provide opportunities for group discussion, collaboration and group problem solving. Provide opportunities for this expert to interact with the audience through live or online question and answer sessions. Put a face on it.
  • PERFORMANCE LEARNING PRODUCTIVITY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009
    [Providers] When it's just so obvious NOT to train it's painful to watch it happen
    Even better if this is accompanied by some form of support – from line managers setting goals and monitoring performance, from SMEs providing on-demand advice and support, or even from learning professionals providing workplace coaching. The amount of time, effort and money wasted on formal ILT training prior to rollout or upgrade of enterprise platforms (particularly ERM and CRM) and other new software systems is really quite amazing. Some managers and L&D people just don’t seem to get it. You might as well throw the money spent on these activities out the window. Bingo!
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Providers] Social media. All the kids are doing it.
    At Interactyx, we specialize in providing social learning management resources for organization around the world. Social media growth in the learning process, even at the primary education level, points to the increased importance of social learning management systems (LMS) value in the workplace. It comes down to how people what to learn. According to the infographic below which I found on  understandinge-branding.com , shows the rampant us of social media in relation to how learning is evolving with our youth. Revolutionary concepts need a ‘sandbox’ to be tried and tested.
  • VIKAS JOSHI ON INTERACTIVE LEARNING   |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011
    [Providers] mLearning marches ahead: new trends in mobile learning
    His predictions are, in brief: mLearning projects get bigger, device diversity is the "new normal", apps trump browser-delivered content, authoring tools evolve to deal with mobility, tablets explode, private social networks support business centric social interactions, mobile device/os vendors consolidate, new experts provide consulting on mLearning and new features exploit technology capabilities inherent in devices. In his prediction concerning authoring tools he points out the possibility of authoring tools providing 'publish to HTML5' option.
  • TONY KARRER  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2008
    [Providers] EPSS and ePerformance
    In a comment in my post Amusing Findings in Keywords Jack Pierce asked: I'm searching for the right term for what a lot of us do when we do EPSS type solutions. We could use EPSS as a term, but it seems a bit old, and a bit engineering-like. So, for some time, we have added "ecoaching" to our "elearning" offering, to describe our electronic support options. Now, go to Google.you get plenty of hits if you search ecoaching, or eperformance, for that matter, but they mostly do not have to do with anything related to elearning. This is a question I've struggled with for quite a while.
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2010
    [Providers] Workscape evolution
    The further you go to the right in these models, the less the support provided by L&D. This morning Jane Hart posted this 5-stage model of the evolution of workplace learning in an organization. I’ve re-worked the model to show: my domain is the workscape (the merger of work and learning, the learning ecosystem). overarching issue is who controls the curriculum. learning is a mix of formal and informal , not one or the other. advocate filling the gap with support of social and informal learning. Old pros don’t take classes.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008
    [Providers] Harold Jarche » Academic Upstarts
  • PERFORMANCE LEARNING PRODUCTIVITY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010
    [Providers] Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises
    Compliance training is primarily about recording activity and gathering data that can be provided to regulatory or professional bodies or kept for a rainy day. Some would argue that by passing a test or gaining certification the candidate has provided proof that they will behave in a compliant way. LMS technology has provided a big step forward here. Equally the challenges of providing tools and functionality for process-based learning won’t be won by adding features to already behemoth event-driven LMS tools. don’t want anyone to get me wrong. like Kate a lot.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
    [Providers] Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents
    This document is specific to a Playstation game but provides a good use of visuals as it explains the creation of the game. This provides details on a game called An Ant's Life. Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. If you are considering creating a "Serious Game" or an instructional game, one of the first place to start is a great game design document. But how to write one? These samples will give you some ideas. Game Design Document: Play with Fire. Document for Ant Game.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011
    [Providers] LMS eCommerce Solution
    In this case, they are looking to provide their content as eLearning and sell it to individuals and organizations. Users will self-select their role which will take them to the appropriate version of a SCORM course Test at the end, pass or retake Provides certificate for the individual that they can print This all seems like pretty simple stuff right? Do any marketplaces provide the group eCommerce capabilities? I just got off the phone with someone who has a fairly common need that I've heard before. What system would you use?
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012
    [Providers] CEOs Add Value with Social Media
    What they do, the direction they provide and how they do it are all under observation from all parties involved with an organization. Another indicator is the growing popularity of affordable social learning management systems that provide resources similar to the the major social networking site, but you can easily bring them in-house, branded and secure, while providing an engaging online learning experience employees will be thankful for. Cuts duplicate effort, improves personal relationships, and provides faster action and reaction times. ” Well stated.
  • KIRKPATRICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
    [Providers] Practical Steps for Getting to Kirkpatrick Levels 3 and 4
    The newest article by the Kirkpatricks, Creating a Post-Training Evaluation Plan , provides straightforward tips for starting with the end in mind and building Levels 3 and 4 evaluation into your processes. 'How do you go beyond Kirkpatrick Levels 1 and 2 to start demonstrating the true value of your program? To reach Levels 3 and 4, it is critical to put a strategy in place early in the planning process. Click here to read the article, which appears in the June issue of T+D magazine.
  • E-LEARNING ACADEMY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Providers] What to Include in an E-Learning Request for Quotation (RFQ)
    Question from  client: We need to engage an external e-learning provider to develop a course. An RFQ is used to provide e-learning providers with enough project detail to enable them to give you an accurate quotation. What should we include in a Request for Quotation (RFQ)? It is an important document for several reasons: It begins [.]. Client question Project Management
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2011
    [Providers] Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems
    A ‘Performance Support System’ or PSS refers to any system that improves worker productivity by providing on-the-job access to integrated information, advice and learning experiences. The advisory component is meant to provide help wherever and whenever the user requires it. The information component is meant to provide all the information the users require to do their job. In an earlier blog post, I had written about how Microlearning is changing the face of learning at the workplace. What is a ‘Performance Support System’? The four components of a good PSS. Upside2Go: ?
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
    [Providers] 10 Books Of Visual Ideas
    Book recommendations that provide inspiration, examples and guidelines for visualizing concepts, information and data. Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Books Of Visual Ideas. BOOK REVIEWS REVIEWS
  • ONTUITIVE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
    [Providers] ROI: The Most Difficult Metric!
    But, the real question is, can you truly make the connection between what you are providing to the business and how that has improved the bottom line Do you know what the impact of your training efforts are on the organization? Are you measuring them? Of course!" you say. We have all kinds of data supporting what we do!"
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Providers] LMS Helps Franchisees with Quality Business Management
    Ongoing support can be provided through an LMS that offers collaboration tools. In addition, there is the possibility to connect with a larger support system provided by the company. 'Companies that choose to franchise spend a lot of time considering the risks involved. In fact, carrying out an effective franchise strategy can be easy when using a social learning management system (LMS). The following three features display how an LMS can help reproduce a company’s successful business model through franchising. This allows for an increased sense of confidence in the business.
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011
    [Providers] What is quality when it comes to e-Learning?
    As instructional designers, our primary responsibility is to bring about behavioural change, thereby, hopefully, also providing sufficient return on investment for our clients. As conscientious professionals, it is our responsibility to ensure that we provide a learning experience that the learner can enjoy. Some instructional designers are quite happy to let a course go the way it is provided the client is happy. Does a good-looking course qualify as good quality? What about an ordinary course that brings about great behavioural change? Where does that leave quality?
  • ROB HUBBARD  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
    [Providers] How to Harness Informal Learning
    Many of the technologies used in elearning can provide answers as to how to harness informal learning. Technology can facilitate collaboration and networking and provide a virtual space in which informal learning can take place and, to a certain extent, be tracked. And most importantly, provide time to allow employees to congregate (physically or virtually) to learn from each other. Picture the scene… an increasingly frustrated Bob is trying to work out where a particular field is on a database. What is informal learning? How can informal learning be harnessed?
  • ELEMENT K BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
    [Providers] Where is Mobile Learning Most Helpful?
    But the question for learning professionals is this: Can you provide people in your organization with another productive use of their smartphone during such stolen moments -- a way to learn or improve their performance in some way? Here are some examples of typical job roles where providing performance support via a handheld device could be particularly valuable: Sales executives: The ability either to better prepare for a key customer meeting or to quickly look up product or pricing information on the most convenient device at that moment could be a big plus. Mobile Learning
  • E-LEARNING ACADEMY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
    [Providers] Storyboarding for E-Learning: Challenges and Tips
    Storyboards are used by the instructional designer (ID) to: Gain agreement with the subject matter expert (SME) on the design approach of the e-learning course Provide instruction to the e-learning developer on [.]. The storyboard is a representation of content, visual design, interactivity, navigation, narration etc in soft copy form. For examples of storyboards, check out Connie Malamed’s blog. Design Development
  • JANE HART'S PICK OF THE DAY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
    [Providers] An introduction to social media - for learning and performance enhancement
    This is a social resource as it also provides the opportunity for you to provide your own experiences of using social tools for learning.  I am frequently asked for a link to an introductory guide to social media and its use for leaning and performance improvement, so here is my guide. The contents list is shown in the screenshot below.  You can access the contents page here
  • THE LEARNING CIRCUITS BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011
    [Providers] Addressing I Want it Now #LCBQ
    It is a real tough balance of providing instructionally sound courses/events and providing it is an time frame acceptable by stakeholders. I'm very happy to be working with the Big Question Thought Leaders on the questions each month. For April the LCBQ is: How do you address the "I want it now!" demand from stakeholders? As one of the LCBQ thought leaders put it: The other day I walked into an executives office and they had a site up about "Rapid Instructional Design." I spent quite a bit of time in discussion with this executive.
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013
    [Providers] Elevate the Workplace with a Social LMS
    These businesses see social media as a way of providing creative, effective, and accessible workspaces for employees. For this reason, software providers bridge the gap between business and social media with learning management systems (LMSs). This is why software providers see the importance of making customizable LMSs accessible through mobile learning options. 'When social media first appeared on the scene, some thought it was just a fad. Now, a decade later, hype is still strong and growing fast. Ultimately, the internal social aspects of a business LMS is no fad.
  • THE LEARNING CIRCUITS BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [Providers] What is Gamification? and Why it Matters to L&D Professionals
    Story Games are interesting and motivating because they have a story, they provide a context in which actions need to take place. Many learning courses provide no context, no reason for actions. Providing frequent opportunities for students to respond during a lesson helps with learning as shown in research. Most of our learning courses do an extremely poor job of providing immediate feedback. Gamification can provide, in the form of points or “health” or “lives” feedback on progress. Levels Games do a great job of providing personalized experiences.
  • E-LEARNING ACADEMY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
    [Providers] E-Learning Approaches to Developing Systems Training
    If this was a question for broad use systems training, such as Microsoft Office 2010, then the answer may have been to: use the performance support tools that the systems provider offers (Microsoft [.]. Question from a client: What’s an effective and efficient way to developing training of a new system that won’t break the bank? Client question Systems training
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2008
    [Providers] Social Learning
    The spark was the example of a teacher/course/set of students/partner that provided their content into the system so that the students could study through a social learning experience. Some structure provided but much of the content comes from learners using other resources and figuring things out on their own with guidance from experts, mentors, etc. At first when I saw Grockit and heard they got $8M in funding from some pretty good VCs including Benchmark Capital, I was wondering what was going on. Their example at a presentation at TechCrunch was "preparing for your GMAT."
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
    [Providers] eLearning as Part of an Informal Learning Strategy
    While a job aid might outline a procedure and provide guidance for decision-making, optional eLearning might offer conceptual background, examples, or short practice opportunities to help people confirm understanding. combination of job aids, short eLearning lessons , and other available resources might present content and provide learning guidance. Or, if a lesson provides quick practice opportunities to help learners ensure that they’re correctly understanding something new, then perhaps its role is to elicit performance and provide feedback. By Shelley A. Gable.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010
    [Providers] Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality
    Text-to-speech can create professional voice narration without any recording which provides significant advantages: keeps narrated presentations continuously up to date (it's too time consuming/expensive to rerecord human narration) faster development - streamlined workflow lower costs. And this also provides a roadmap to test quality. We’ll compare the quality of three TTS voices: Mike - a voice provided by Microsoft in Windows XP (old style). Click on the link below to hear them: I'm Mike, an old style robotic voice provided by Microsoft in Windows XP.
  • LEARNDASH  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
    [Providers] Guide to Online Course Design [INFOGRAPHIC]
    These theories can range from actionable steps to philosophical diatribes, both of which provide their use, but equally are confusing as to where to begin. Naturally, not every item is an absolute necessary (many of which will depend on your needs), but they all do provide value for your online courses. 'Today there are a countless number of tips and tricks when it comes to effective online course design, that it can become confusing where to start. Enter the “Guide to Online Course Design” infographic by MindFlash. Wikis. Group Pages (Google). Discussion Boards.
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
    [Providers] Libraries of the Future
    Employees and partners now have professional  secure and branded portals to access critical information, share ideas, provide feedback and generally feel more engaged. Social learning management systems like TOPYX are providing these solutions without user fees so everyone is getting involved in the conversation. This is also an indicator that individuals are becoming more and more receptive to the availability of information and inter-contentedness that today’s technology can provide. Look no further than your local library. Maybe. Jeffrey A. Interactyx Limited.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
    [Providers] Collaborative Learning in Spite of Organizational Walls – June #LCBQ
    They accomplish this by enlisting the assistance of: A volunteer task force for each curriculum project comprised of industry experts to provide subject matter expertise. Industry vendors who provide information about their products and work with the organization distribute safety messages. Specialized vendors who provide instructional design, textbook and e-learning development, marketing development, website development and a variety of other services. They provide the anchor that keeps all concerned parties centered on the common goal.
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
    [Providers] Outsource Professional Services for Your LMS
    If you’re ready to take the next step towards company growth by implementing an LMS but feel poorly equipped to provide technical support services, there is another option for you. To find the most relevant professional services team, first ask your LMS provider. The person implementing and setting up your LMS may provide support services on behalf of the company, or be able to refer you to a third party contractor. Not all learning management software providers offer this, however. There are challenges an organization must face to maintain an LMS in-house.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013
    [Providers] 20 strategies for learner interactions in mobile #MOOC
    This easy access must be linked to a clear course overview to increase transparency, user-friendliness and provide the learner with a structure that s/he can organize for self-regulating learning purposes. Provide self-directed learning strategies to the learners. This provides the necessary freedom for the learner to access, reflect and possibly react on the subject touched at specific moments during the course. Provide a clear timetable of the course, while embedding time for reflection into the course timeline. or practical strategies for that matter. 2013).
  • LIVING IN LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
    [Providers] When Does a Cloud-based LMS Make Sense?
    There was something about having my own staff running my own servers behind my own firewall that provided a sense of security and control. A few years ago, I am quite certain, I would have been fighting this “cloud” concept tooth and nail. To an extent it did, and the IT staff would be the first to man the ramparts to fight off having anything living outside the firewall – much less allowing anyone outside to get into our systems. feel their concern, and I respect the need to protect the network and data resources behind the firewall.
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Providers] 5 Reasons Why Businesses Should Choose Social LMSs
    A social LMS is a solution that integrates eLearning and collaboration tools into the traditional LMS functionality to provide a complete online learning and training environment. A modern, social LMSs should be able to provide you the tools and features you will need – not a bunch of excess baggage to get in the way. That is the type of collaboration a social LMS should provide you.  and administered to provide the correct group-level access. That is the type of collaboration a social LMS should provide. LMS stands for Learning Management System. 
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013
    [Providers] Using Augmented Reality for Contextual Mobile Learning by Jason Haag
    'Augmented reality (AR) provides a view of the real world, with enhancement from computer- generated. and provides examples of how AR delivered on mobile devices is already providing support for. input: sound, graphics, text, video, and GPS data. This article expands on a session from DevLearn. learning. and performance in real-life situations. Blended Learning Development Strategies Emerging Topics Mobile Learning
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
    [Providers] 4 Tips for Working With SMEs
    SMEs are subject matter experts providing guidance and explanation as you are building training on a given topic. For example, when we worked with Healthy Families to produce a learning solution, our SME provided lots of content on substance abuse and treatment options that we may not have found on our own. SMEs will provide you with the raw information, but it is up to the learning designer to figure out how to teach the content and make it easily accessible. Ah, SMEs. The heart and soul of any project. First off, what is a SME? Where do they plug in? This is critical.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012
    [Providers] Announcement of Serious Games Directory
    The  Serious Games Association  announced a new, international resource for developers, providers, analysts, educators and consultants, the  Serious Games Directory.   Technology providers are invited to list engines and tools; design consultants, marketing analysts and text book authors can provide background on their services and a link to their own site for more information. . New Online, International Directory for Serious Games Industry Offers. Offers Free Listings for Titles, Tech, Services, Textbooks, Schools. All listings and access will be available free in 2012.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
    [Providers] Marc My Words: The Greatest Mobile Learning App Ever (until the next one comes along) by Marc J. Rosenberg
    Two-dimensional barcodes, also called 2D tags, provide a new dimension for mobile learning, performance support, and printed content. Learn how (and why) to use 2D tags in this informative. column. Mobile Learning
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
    [Providers] Three core foundations for online learning
    In essence, layered on top of the domain knowledge are 21st century skills , which are likely to be the only lasting value you can provide learners (c.f. And finally, it’s about not just providing the content and having the learner sink or swim, but instead actively looking at the learner’s performance, finding ways to scaffold the learning and being attentive to signals of potential trouble. We can do this, on a cost-effective basis, and I reckon it’s going to be the only sustainable differentiator to be a successful provider. The market is waiting.
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009
    [Providers] Phases of the 3PD Approach: Discovering Instructional Design 15
    The intent of the Three-Phase Development (3PD) Model was to provide a new focus for the end-to-end learning content and evaluation development process, especially for Web-based teaching and. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more.
  • VIKAS JOSHI ON INTERACTIVE LEARNING   |  FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2012
    [Providers] mLearning - What Works? What Doesn't?
    The Raptivity-sponsored event provided several insights in interactive mLearning. This summer's thought leadership webinar from Harbinger Group attracted over 1000 registrants. Perhaps it was the powerful and relevant theme that drew such crowd: Interactions on Mobile. What works? What Doesn’t? The webinar speakers were Janhavi Padture, Vice President at Harbinger Group and Robert Gadd, President and Chief Mobile Officer of OnPoint Digital. As always, we hosted the webinar three times in the day to cater to Asia-Pacific, Europe and Americas', added Jamaica Bracken, chief anchor
  • CONNECT THINKING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013
    [Providers] Tips to Help Avoid eLearning and LMS Project Failure
    It can also feel like a ‘leap of faith’ when engaging an e-learning or LMS provider. Engaging a provider requires trust. These project controls should be shared between you and your eLearning/LMS provider. The provider has not given you a comprehensive list of functional and design specs prior to build. The provider has not provided a working proof-of-concept prior to full e-learning/LMS build. You have not had a meeting (F2F or teleconference) with your provider in over a week. Signs that your eLearning/LMS project is at risk.
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
    [Providers] Switching to a New Learning Management System
    Answering these questions provides a good baseline for your research. What gives them an edge over your provider? After experiencing the benefits of a learning management system (LMS) it is hard to imagine life without one. This, however, is no reason to hold onto a LMS that does not best serve your organization. There are two common reasons for switching to a new LMS platform: cost and the current system’s inability to support unique goals. Even so, implementing a new system requires data migration and training. This can seem laborious but is actually quite simple. Create a Plan.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
    [Providers] Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective
    The behaviorist learning theory follows the ‘drill and feedback’ method of providing the learners with appropriate learning material and then seeking response on the same. Feedback is also provided – through the delivery platform as and when learners complete their assignments. Learning opens up the unique opportunity to provide the learners a realistic scenario-based environment to discover and learn – as per their convenience. This theory provides learners a problem that is based on the real-life situations they often encounter. Constructivist Learning. Taylor.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning Paradigms 2014
    Comprehension Tester (enables learners’ knowledge to be tested–and feedback provided). Practice Provider (enables learners’ decision-making to be tested–and feedback provided). Social Augmentation Provider (enables learners to learn from and with each other). Gamification Provider (provides motivational incentives and behavioral prompts to action). Mobile Learning Provider (provides learning and/or performance support through mobile technology). Video Provider (enables video to be utilized in various ways).
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
    [Providers] 10 Social Media Tools For Learning
    Each tool fulfills at least one of these criteria: encourages collaboration; enables user-generated content or input; provides a way to share; and facilitates informal or formal learning. This software provides a way to centralize and manage blogs within an institution by hosting them all on one domain. MindMeister provides a browser-based service for creating mind maps through an intuitive interface. VoiceThread has a professional version for businesses that provides features for secure sharing and management of threads for staff and clients. Audacity. Dimdim.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013
    [Providers] Howard Rheingold #AECT Keynote Mindmap
    His takeaways provided valuable lessons for individuals, schools, organizations, and society. 'Howard Rheingold gave a fast-paced and inspiring talk on social network skills. With great examples and deep insight, he brought home powerful lessons on the power of people. design social strategy
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2008
    [Providers] Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals
    Work Literacy and the eLearning Guild are partnering to provide you with a great (and free) opportunity to get up to speed on Web 2.0 tools and their implications for learning professionals. This 6-week, highly active, social learning event will introduce you to new methods and tools. It will be moderated by Michele Martin and Harold Jarche, with help from Tony Karrer. This is your opportunity to ramp up your understanding of Learning 2.0 Each week we will share new activities that will allow you to explore different Web 2.0 tools and discuss their implications for learning. experience.
  • LEARNING CONVERSATIONS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
    [Providers] Learning to change report
    Over a third of leaders (36%) lack confidence that their employees have the skills required to deliver the firm’s upturn strategy, with close to half (46%) casting doubt on their L&D department’s ability to provide these learning services. We provide training to meet perceived training needs. Solve those, and you won't need to provide training in a lot of cases. Is there still a place, in today's complex and rapidly changing market, for a learning and development function that just sees itself as a provider of training? Today's a case in point.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
    [Providers] How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century—A Revision
    The “chain of evidence” supports the results, showing the value learning and reinforcement has provided to the business. The “upside-down” planning model’s efficiency is evident in Steps 1 through 4, as it: Starts with the expected results and quantifies them Defines the behaviors you want the people to exhibit to produce those results Determines the information or knowledge you need to provide to get the intended behaviors Determines the modality in which the training should be delivered to get a positive response. think the table actually makes the process easier to understand.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
    [Providers] What's the point in competency frameworks?
    Competency frameworks provides a basis for designing learning activities and content. They also provide a basis for individuals to plan their personal development. And they also provide a foundation for more objective performance reviews. One of my clients asked me recently, what is the point in competency frameworks? As far as he was concerned they just seemed to be getting in the way of his task of helping people to learn their jobs - just another bureaucratic corporate process which ate up time and gave back little in terms of real benefits. So, what do you reckon?
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2012
    [Providers] Gamification in the Realm of Employee Training
    It provides a new lens for the creation of all types of instruction, the lens of game-designer. If used properly, thinking like a game-designer will help instructional designers and organizations to think through the design elements included in their e-learning or classroom instruction and provide a more realistic and rich approach to all types of training. Finally, most games provide continual, focused feedback. Adding these elements to instruction provides engagement, a context for which the learning takes place and a chance to apply the learning. Games
  • DIGITALCHALK ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
    [Providers] 10 (Free!) Stock Photo Resources for eLearning
    Stock.xchng provides stock photos and illustrations, operating as a hybrid of a photo library site and a social networking site. 'When it comes to creating an eLearning project , you can easily invest a lot of time in finding the perfect images. And of course, many of you work with tight budgets, limited resources, and little time. When taking your own digital images isn’t an option, free stock photos become the go-to-tool. We have narrowed it down to 10 FREE stock photo sites , to help you manage your time a little better and find what you need on your budget.
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
    [Providers] Ways Social Learning Systems Helps Your Small Business Grow
    Training While your employees might like going into training as a break from the day to day job duties, that doesn’t mean that an instructor talking to your employees is going to be the most effective way to provide continuing education. Learning Management Systems Applications called learning management systems (LMSs) make it easy to provide a structured environment for social learning. 'Social learning is a concept that breaks the archaic dynamic of trainers as being the only source to deliver knowledge to your employees. If you are new to LMS, start with the basics.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
    [Providers] Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs
    The full feed provides snippets from each source. And the Best Of feed provides a weekly summary with the top content from all of these sources. I just saw a post by Amit Garg Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs. His list was very similar to the list of sources that eLearning Learning includes. It made me wonder how many sources does eLearning Learning include? Turns out it's exactly 99. Please let me know if I'm missing any blogs that produce good content on eLearning and more particularly Workplace eLearning that would make sense to include. eLearning Technology.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
    [Providers] Impressions of the Masie Learning 2011 Conference
    The conference sessions ranged from topics of strategy to individual case studies, including organizational success stories, discussions structured around key learning topics and challenges, as well as sessions by thought leaders from business, learning, technology, and media backgrounds providing insight into current and future states of learning. For example: How do you provide a mobile learning experience without ensuring that your employees have access to the devices? Last week I was fortunate to attend the Learning 2011 conference, organized every year by Elliott Masie. 
  • INSYNC TRAINING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Providers] Virtual Classroom Implementation & Design: Frequently Asked Questions
    'At InSync Training, we often provide informational sessions to workgroups in the midst of adopting a virtual training or blended learning strategy. After the session, we summarize the questions sent in via chat and provide more in-depth answers in a follow-up email to the client. thought the answers to the most commonly asked questions might be of interest to my readers so here they are! Blended learning Cultural intelligence Virtual Classroom Design Facilitation Engagement Webinars
  • ABSORB LMS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
    [Providers] WEBINAR: How to Automate the Administration of Learning Within Your Organization
    What would be your reaction if you were informed that you needed to provide training to 1000 new individuals in the next 30 days? If you’re a commercial training provider, it may be a combination of joy over the influx of revenues mixed with stress at the required effort. Too often, though, the time and effort required to enrol learners, assign them to the correct course or curriculum, track their progress, provide them with certificates, and manage future re-certification requirements is huge and potentially demoralizing. Date:  Wednesday, February 22, 2012.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011
    [Providers] Straightforward with a human touch
    Simple isn’t it
  • LARS IS LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2010
    [Providers] 12 years of your life for 4 years of knowledge - a good deal?
    Michael Feldstein has written a thought-provoking post on Xplana.com which "provides direct-to-student productivity tools that enhance the student learning experience". Xplana Xplana is an attempt to support individuals in their learning, which is a broad trend that will be highly disruptive to current educational models, certainly in Higher Education. The economic climate and availability of access.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2009
    [Providers] Wild and Wacky Friday: The Population Clock
    The population clock provides real-time estimates of the number of U.S. residents. Check it out: [link] Historical estimates : [link
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010
    [Providers] Contemporary E-Learning: Delivering Knowledge Or Dishing Out Information
    learner gains knowledge when he/she uses the provided information to actually do things and receives feedback about what he/she has done. The courses that we create provide the learners with tons of information. If we really want the people who take our courses to learn, we need to provide them with a platform where they can make mistakes and then provide them with meaningful feedback. Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? Eliot. That’s a pertinent question that we need to ask ourselves. So, what differentiates knowledge from information? 14, no. 1, pp.
  • PERFORMANCE LEARNING PRODUCTIVITY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2010
    [Providers] Who Needs Training, Again?
    Spending money, time and effort providing face-to-face training or eLearning courses for workers in an attempt to equip them to use new processes and systems as they’re rolled out across our organisations is one of these cases. At some point in time I am sure we’ve all found ourselves with an answer staring us in the face, but we just haven’t managed to see it yet. Most of us know there are
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013
    [Providers] Enhance Your Mobile Learning Delivery with 7 Eye-openers.
    In addition to providing uninterrupted access, mLearning also provides a more learner-centric approach where the learner can assess his or her own needs and learn accordingly. mLearning also provides learners the benefit of learning when the need is most – for instance, right before an important meeting or a sales call. Similarly, product training highlights can be provided to sales agents in the market, to provide instantaneous information on products and services. Even a decade ago mLearning was being created and utilized for learning – though sparingly.
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
    [Providers] Social Learning Management and Nonprofits
    That can be accomplished today with available social learning management system ( LMS ) resources that engage membership and provide value as a hub for all nonprofit activity in a secure way that supports the brand and mission of the nonprofit. Using social networking resources to grow the reach, membership, fundraising and just about all other aspects critical for the success of nonprofits is becoming more popular. But, many still have not embraced it. think so, but let’s review the current trends. Average Facebook and Twitter communities grew by 30% and 81%, respectively.
  • THE LEARNING CIRCUITS BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012
    [Providers] Resolve to Engage Your Learners in 2012
    As the challenge unfolds and you provide information to the learner, you should be providing more and more learning opportunities, introduce the fraud detection worksheet. Incorporate policy points into the feedback you provide the learner, add in exceptions. Provide alternative endings, provide different levels of “correct” …don’t keep giving one right answer. No one wants to watch a movie in which the director yells “Lights, Camera…Multiple Choice Question” We are more excited with movies directed with the words “Lights, Camera, Action.” This is not good.
  • THE LEARNING CIRCUITS BLOG  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012
    [Providers] What will your training role be in the future?
    For those who remain flexible and partake in continuous learning, I think this field will be more exciting than ever, providing wonderful opportunities for the 21st century. Enable Learning: In this role, the L&D professional provides opportunities for a motivated workforce to learn and grow. Savvy L&D professionals will be able to see where obstacles exist and provide insight and leadership for implementing innovative solutions, particularly as they affect professional development. There are many ways to imagine what will happen based on what is occurring today.
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [Providers] Strategies for Optimal SME Engagement
    We rely on them to provide insight into our project and to validate what we are writing or creating. When this occurs, it is very difficult to create an end product that moves the needle on performance within the time frame provided by our clients. In this seminar, Dr. Sink provided a list of barriers to optimal SME engagement, and we worked in groups to come up with some ways to respond to these barriers. The SMEs’ managers or management team must agree to providing the time away from their primary job to provide what you need for your project.
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
    [Providers] Recorded Webinar: Deliver Multilingual eLearning
    s “ Best Social Learning Solution ” and provides easy-to-use resources to manage language localization needs. In case you missed the recent live webinar discussing how you can better deliver eLearning in varying languages, it can be accessed below. Jodi Harrison of Interactyx and Rob Davies of Milengo join forces to present on the webinar. The entire webinar takes about 40 minutes and offers some great insight into how to prepare content, create course and deliver the material via a learning management system for learners of any language, anywhere in the world. Jeffrey A. interactyx.com.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
    [Providers] Mobile Learning – The Third Dimension
    In an environment where speed and access to information is critical, the opportunity to extend reach and provide performance support at the crucial ‘point of need’ moment, is in itself a competitive edge! We have identified three key aspects of mobile learning that we feel demonstrate how you can use mobile learning to provide an efficient performance-support capability and an integral part of your training, learning and development strategy. An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
  • VIKAS JOSHI ON INTERACTIVE LEARNING   |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
    [Providers] Power vs Ease of Use: Do We Need to Choose One?
    How do the template designers maintain the ease of use and yet provide powerful features that the course designer can control? Element Size and Placement : Provide control to the course designer over the placement of whole elements, not just text labels, images, buttons and videos. Text Hyperlinks: When there is a need to provide additional information that wouldn't fit the real estate of the interaction, a text hyperlink is the best way out. Industry gurus have long maintained that authoring tools can be either powerful or easy to use. They say: choose one.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010
    [Providers] Are apps the future of e-learning?
    Like millions of others I never thought apps would make much of a difference to my life but now find myself turning to them as first choice to provide a myriad of services. The point is, would you want the content to be packaged up in individual apps or accessed from a gateway app (like iTunes, iBooks or YouTube or a full-scale LMS) that provides a library of content? Creating content : Here the devices themselves provide the greatest limitations. How can this be? Well, apps tend to do one job really well with the minimum of fuss. So how far can we take the idea of apps?
  • VIKAS JOSHI ON INTERACTIVE LEARNING   |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2011
    [Providers] Enhancing Interactions with Media Elements
    With this, course developers are increasingly feeling the need to provide additional information elements within interactions. Templates can however be limiting when it comes to providing additional content elements. Now suppose the tutorial designer wants to provide a link to a Wikipedia article on Android - or to a Youtube video featuring the phone device. This feature set provides advanced flexibility to Raptivity. A few years back, e-learning courses were largely static, with a few interactions here and there. Raptivity Media Toolbox. f4v), an image (.jpg,png,gif)
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013
    [Providers] Stop Employees from Oversharing Private Information
    written by  Paige Holden  the Director of Communications at XONEX takes a deeper look at dangers involved with communication technology and social networking providing an easy platform for “oversharing” information that should remain private. It is worthwhile to dive a little deeper and see if internal networks, like social learning management systems, may provide a solution. People just are used to sharing content without providing thought to just who may get to the information and how long that information will be around. If so, you are not the only one.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Providers] Mobile Learning and Games: 3 Ways They Mix
    Mobile learning games provide knowledge on the go. mobile learning games provide us with the convenience of instant access to information, but deliver it in an engaging way. mLearning games provide entertainment that produce learning results. mLearning games provide social interaction through scoreboards, messaging and multi-player options. For most of us, our phones are the first things we touch when we wake up in the morning and the last before we go to sleep at night. mLearning games are accessible almost anywhere. Now think about games. Games ON our cell phones.
  • ELEMENT K BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
    [Providers] What Kinds of Content Can Be Used for Mobile Learning?
    Several companies, such as Element K's partner GetAbstract [LINK], have long provided the key points from great books, either as five-page PDF documents or as audio recordings. Content delivered to smartphones or tablets can be part of a blended learning program, to complement training materials provided in a classroom or through traditional e-Learning. As the popularity of e-readers and tablets is demonstrating, learning from reading full-length e-books can provide many benefits. " and "Where is Mobile Learning Most Helpful?" Book abstracts.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
    [Providers] Great Animation on Motivation
    RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us The main point is to think about how you can provide your team with more autonomy, more time to achieve mastery on specific skills, and provide everyone with a clear purpose. RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us The main point is to think about how you can provide your team with more autonomy, more time to achieve mastery on specific skills, and provide everyone with a clear purpose. This video is going round the web, but very interesting.
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