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12 Must-Know Learning Industry Sites


If you have an interest in elearning or instructional design, undoubtedly you have your list of favorite sites that you visit for coming up to speed with new trends and happenings. Below are some sites that are well known in this field. Elearning Learning – This site is designed to pull in the best content on the web related to the elearning industry. The List! Elearning!

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A Dozen Free Stock Video Sites for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

If you’re not comfortable shooting your own stock video, try out some of these free stock videos sites. And don’t forget about all of the free stock photo sites we covered earlier. Fancy Footage Club : site is closed but they provide a Dropbox link to download all of the free stock videos. Mazwai : lots of videos, but the site seems to freeze when they all load.

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The Risk With Udemy And Similar Sites


When someone comes to the conclusion that they want to sell an online course, their next step is to research various ways that they can make it happen. In the end, it usually comes down to one of two choices: Make your own website to create & sell the courses. Use a hosted solution. The reason people gravitate towards #2 is because in their mind it means they can get to market quicker.

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Top 10 Free Stock Image Sites for E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

If you can’t afford the popular stock image sites, you might think you’re only option is to take your own photos. In recent years, there has been a huge surge of free stock image sites that offer photos, vector graphics, and even videos! Many of these free stock image sites make their photos available with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license.

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The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Instant messaging sites, like Slack, and. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. moving from traditional performance. management systems (organized as. an annual review process) to newer. performance development systems. organized around real-time dynamics). happening now.

Cool Site by Bloomsburg University Instructional Design Department CAC Member

Kapp Notes

They recently completed a really interesting site for The Kimco Realty Corporation. The Phoenix Group built the site and one of the coolest pages is a leasing search tool. If you have a chance, check out the site and notice the design and searching. What can be learned for e-learning development, how is e-learning and effective web site design inter-tangled?

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ELearning Audio and Narration – sites, notes, suggestions

eLearning Chef

Here’s a nice post (and a great overall eLearning site) by Connie Malamed. These sites offer pricing and tracks suitable for online learning, videos, presentations and other multimedia projects.”. To test out our equipment, I posted a sample narrative using a Plantronics headset on our Recipes page, and  Ellen Brodsky put up her Logitech headset and a BluSnoball results on her site. Since last detailed post about recording narration for your eLearning projects, additional discussions have brought about a few more ideas, notes, and resources. Voice-Over Script Pitfalls.

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A Complete List of Free Stock Image Sites for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

The Internet is rife with free things, especially free stock image sites. However, there are usually three main issues with the free stock image sites: The free stock images aren’t really free. The free stock image sites are only there to point to for-pay stock image sites. Most of the free stock image sites are irrelevant. Free Stock Image Sites.

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The New Absorb LMS Web Site: What Happens When Designers Ignore Good Advice

Absorb LMS

The blatant^ design team ignored pretty much every suggestion I made for the design of our new Web site. “Animated gifs don’t scale and we want the site to look good on all devices including computers, tablets, and phones.” “We want the site to load quickly.” “Let’s add a lot of animated gifs!” That’s so cool!”

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The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Instant messaging sites, like Slack, and. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. moving from traditional performance. management systems (organized as. an annual review process) to newer. performance development systems. organized around real-time dynamics). happening now.

Axis LMS UserConnect Social Site


Each user has their own feed page and their own “My Page” complete with banner and avatar, similar to other public social sites. The post Axis LMS UserConnect Social Site appeared first on Atrixware. UserConnect gives your users the ability to post, share, chat & collaborate privately with other users that they are connected to. How to access Axis LMS userConnect.


Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. I am sure that the most of us work with tight budgets and limited resources. Stock images are in the public domain.

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A mobile workforce needs better on-site conversations

Learning and Working on the Web

The future of workplace learning is  social, cooperative and especially mobile. One approach for this type of workforce is to support their mobility with something like a ‘genius bar’, instead of having to request a support ticket from IT or get an appointment with HR. We forget at our peril that collaboration is a fundamentally human activity. Contract writing is one of the ways I make my living.

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This Week on #TalkTech: Mobile Friendly Sites, Game Based Learning Checklist and Design Tips from LucasArts

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.  We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We discuss three topics a week and the chat lasts around 30 minutes. We’re shaking things up in 2013 here at #TalkTech! Every couple of weeks, a guest curator will be picking our topics and leading the discussion.

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New Feature! Login Using Social Media Sites

DigitalChalk eLearning

We’ve created a great walk-through for you on our developer’s site (don’t let that scare you, you don’t need to be a developer to do this). The only requirement for the student is that they have to have a account on any of those social media sites in order for it to connect. Login Using Social Media Sites appeared first on. How does the instructor set it up?

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3 Reasons Why Your Small Business Could Benefit from Using a Ratings and Reviews Site


One strategy to ease this burden is to use ratings and reviews sites. Here are 3 main benefits your small business can realize by using these sites: Get first-hand user-based recommendations and feedback when you consult ratings and reviews sites before deciding on a purchase. How easy is it for your business to realize its goals? Business

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Localization & Training: The Logistics of On-Site Interpretation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The most well written curriculum can become futile if logistics get in the way, and few logistical tasks will impact your class more hazardously than the need for an on-site interpreter. Have you had any unique experiences scheduling on-site interpreters that you'd like to share? by Jen Weaver. Sun Tzu is credited with saying "The line between disorder and order lies in logistics." " As professional trainers, you know this truth all too well. The legal requirements to provide an interpreter in the classroom vary based on industry and meeting scope.

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Welcome TechSmith's New Education Community Site

Visual Lounge

We made the site with you in mind and need your input on what you need and how to improve. So, poke around the site and let us know what you think. Check out some useful links from the new site below! Education Community Site. Screencast Tour of Community Site (also embedded in the first post on the Education Blog). I'm happy to share some good news with you!

15 Best Image Sites to Visually Enhance Your Online Training Modules

CommLab India

If you know of other free image sites not included in the above list, we would really appreciate if you leave a comment with a link! Are you looking for first-rate, attention-grabbing images for your online training modules? For an instructional designer, getting the right images is a daunting task. It is often hard to find images suitable for a e-module. So what can be done? FreeImages.

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eFront Sites for Inspiration


Several eLearning professionals that use eFront asked me to create an eFront list with sites for inspiration. If you are using eFront as a learning management system, content management system or virtual learning management system please leave a comment to add your site at the top of the following list. ? link] Turkish educational site. link] egitim Chinese learn English site.

Ted's Moodle Adventures: Chapter 5: MoodleCloud Site Navigation

Courseware Development

OK - you've created your own MoodleCloud site. Note that, although this is a free site, it is a fully functioning Moodle site, so the home page should look familiar. First give your site a name ! Under Administration, Front page settings: Click Turn editing on Click Site administration Click Front page, then Front page settings Give your site a name (and a relevant short name). Now notice that one course is created for you when your site is built: Introduction to Moodle. Unless you want to do otherwise, leave the other fields as is.

Site Builder on eFrontPro 4.3: A familiar, brand new feature!


In fact, the first of these new versions has just landed, bringing along two great new features: the Site Builder and the Gamification engine. First we’re gonna have a look at the Site Builder — what it is and how you can leverage it to build great looking web pages from inside eFrontPro. Let’s get site building. Can’t wait? News efrontpro update

Book Review: Leaving ADDIE for SAM, by Michael Allen with Richard Sites by Jennifer Neibert

Learning Solutions Magazine

If you’re looking for the next must-read book for learning professionals, this is it. Michael Allen’s latest work, Leaving ADDIE for SAM, outlines his successive approximation model (SAM)—an approach that reduces the overall complexity of traditional instructional design processes, offering a more flexible, iterative, and productive model for today’s instructional designers and developers.


Site Redesign

Learning and Working on the Web

If this site is popular, it is because of the content, not the design. Chris has looked at the site layout, page design, graphics, fonts, and overall design and has already made some great recommendations. have not put much effort into the design and visual art is definitely not one of my skills. For the most part I have just used templates or very simple layouts. Feb 2007.

New Feature! Log In Using Social Media Sites

DigitalChalk eLearning

We’ve created a great walk-through for you on our developer’s site (don’t let that scare you, you don’t need to be a developer to do this). The only requirement for the student is that they have to have a account on any of those social media sites in order for it to connect. Log In Using Social Media Sites appeared first on. How does the instructor set it up?

New eLearning Templates Site!

eLearning Brothers

New eLearning Templates Site. We launched a new and improved eLearning Templates site. The Next Generation of our templates and website have arrived! Tons of video tutorials (new ones added weekly). New products. eLearning Template blog. New bundles. New pricing model – Spend more…Save more. New eLearning Template Products. Flash eLearning Interactions and Quizzes.

Web Site Trouble Shooting via Android, iPad and Desktop Computers


By far and away, my favorite free utility which helps me understand what a web site is doing, when something does not seem to be behaving as I would expect is " HTTP Watch " This great tool will let you understand what is happening (or not happening) in the back ground of your web site. Here is a session from loading this site (i.e. Using HTTP Watch is easy.

Ted's Moodle Adventures: Chapter 4: My Free MoodleCloud site - Getting Started

Courseware Development

The Moodle organization has been nice enough to provide a free space for hosting your own Moodle site: MoodleCloud. Like most truly free items, there are constraints and catches, but these for the most part do not limit what you can do - and you can always move on to paid hosting if your site gets "too big" in some sense. The first thing you do is to go to MoodleCloud and get your site (if you are reading this, you are reading this in English, but MoodleCloud offers other languages - see the dropdown next to the orange cloud at top right). Ready to try Moodle for real?

Creating The Best e-Learning Design Ever!

Allen Interactions

By Richard Sites | Vice President - Training & Marketing | @rhillsites. Learning Design Richard Sites Instructional DesignThis is the holy grail of Instructional Design. The creation of the best design. One that achieves all of the performance outcomes, addresses all of the objectives, engages the learners and changes the performance of the entire organization.

PowerPoint: Sites for Slide Sharing (Say that 5 Times Fast)

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

When you can't be there in person, but you want to send along a PowerPoint deck in your place, there are a few reasons why you might want to use a slide-sharing site. Whatever the case, a slide-sharing site can give you the peace of mind of not having to worry about technical snafus while giving you a platform to attract potential viewers. Today I'm going to explore five slide-sharing site options. authorSTREAM is a pretty standard choice among slide-sharing sites. SlideShare. SlideShare was my least favorite of the bunch. This made me really uncomfortable.

Multivariate Testing of your Web Site


Do you know if your web site is optimal? The process is easy to set up using Google's free web site optimizer tool. Use Google Web Site Optimizer. How much testing did you perform? Can you be sure? After all, if you are the web developer, didn't some of your own biases enter into the design? Thus, why not let your web visitors be your testers? Change something small.

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Book Review: Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide, by Richard Sites and Angel Green by Jennifer Neibert

Learning Solutions Magazine

Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide, by Richard Sites and Angel Green, is chock-full of checklists, worksheets, templates, and tools. Written as a follow-up to Michael Allen’s 2012 bestseller Leaving ADDIE for SAM, the recently released. The Field Guide is sure to become a go-to reference as you make the. most of the Successive Approximation Model (SAM) in your organization. Design Strategies Development Strategies Instructional Design Project Management

An open letter to those organisations who block Social Media sites….

Tayloring it

Many of you will cite the reasons for blocking such sites as: commercial sensitivity. Do you really think that if an employees ‘moral compass’ is sufficiently skewed to allow them to waste time at work that your blocking of social media sites will put them back on the ‘straight and narrow’? If I haven’t managed to convince you yet, please read on… If you think that blocking Social Media sites prevents employees from engaging with them during the working day then you are very much mistaken. Are you serious? Seriously, are you serious?

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How to Embed Your Instagram Video on Your Site

KZO Innovations

Facebook recently rolled out video on Instagram , leaving both Instagram enthusiasts and Vine users to explore the latest in video sharing. When When the social networking giant announced it, too, would offer its users video functionality, consumers and brands gained an additional option to leverage their brand messaging.  . Right now, Instagram video is the hottest way for brands to leverage content. However, it’s lacking in one key area: the ability to embed the short videos elsewhere. Here’s are 3 steps to manually embed Instagram videos on your website:  .        1.

21 Reasons Why Stock Photo Sites Make Me Cry

The eLearning Coach

Post from: The eLearning Coach 21 Reasons Why Stock Photo Sites Make Me Cry. Frustrated because you can't find the right photo? Cry along with me. Graphics

What I am hearing and seeing in E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Web site stinks = product stinks. What has always amazed me are number of e-learning vendor web sites whose design looks like it came from 1995 when Netscape ruled the land. Frankly, it is unreal.  I mean look at any other industry, any industry and check out their vendors’ web sites. I’d love to identify the top twenty worst LMS vendor web sites out there – but there are way too many to pick. The site stinks – the product stinks. What is equally of note are the number of people who tie bad web site design to poor product.

Sonic Foundry's Media Site

Web Courseworks

I posted a Media Review for TMR of the Media Site web casting product in 2007. Recently, John Pollard and Kristin Zurovitch, Sonic Foundry’s Media Site Product Marketing Manager, paid me an office visit to demo and to update me on changes to the system. Media Site, by Sonic Foundry, is a hardware and software package that creates web casts. The quality of the output. 6.

Social Media Demographics: Who Uses Which Sites?

Marcia Conner

Numerous social media sites have witnessed explosive growth of their user bases in the last several years, but it’s a known fact that the type of user a site attracts varies greatly. Have you ever wondered which sites attract the most educated of social media users, or those that pull in the highest income? This… [Learn More

The FBI calls and tells you your web site has been breached! Millions of customer records are being sold online …

Steve Howard

I’m speaking at Penn State University in June. The title of this blog post is the same as my session for Web Conference. Following the recent security headlines at Penn State, the title of my session is either ironic or prophetic. think I’ll go for ironic, since the security issue at Penn State encountered was not really like my title, but the FBI really did call ! If you have not already gathered, I work for FireEye , the company that owns Mandiant , the company that the FBI introduced to Penn State to perform incident response. just wanted to establish some context. Target. eLearning