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Leverage eLearning Tools to Organize Business

TOPYX LMS

The Web: Help or Hindrance to Business Organization? If you’ve ever used the Web to conduct a simple search for organizational tools for businesses, you have no doubt encountered a lot of resources that were not useful to you. This is the reality that every business owner seeking organizational tools on the Web faces. Businesses can’t exist apart from organization. Jeffrey A.

Week's Learning #3: Hyperlinks, Serendipity, Learning

ID Reflections

And this is how the web works. I have been collating interesting tweets and bits of learning from my Twitter feed. I aim to be more regular but somehow the postings have been erratic thus far. Here are some snippets I found especially interesting this week. From Hopscotch by Richard Martin: The hyperlink. It is the bridge that builds connections. It’s a great equalizer.

Trust 21

Googley design

Janet Clarey

Focus on people—their lives, their work, their dreams. Democracy on the web works. Googley design …worth thinking about in the context of instructional design. Every millisecond counts. Simplicity is powerful. Engage beginners and attract experts. Dare to innovate. Design for the world. Plan for today’s and tomorrow’s business. Delight the eye without distracting the mind. Be worthy of people’s trust. Add a human touch. The principle flows from Google’s Corporate Philosophy. “Ten things Google has found to be true:&#.

Obama death reaffirms effectiveness of chaotic networks

Jay Cross

The jungle drums that are today’s web worked! Osama is dead. I heard the news on Twitter, twenty minutes before things were official. I got the news before most t.v. viewers. And I’m tuning out now because television has reverted to continuous reverb. Pundits trying to fill dead air with non-news. I’m off to find the next story. Just Jay

My Workflow with Synergy

Experiencing eLearning

My last post covered how Synergy works. This post focuses on how I work with Synergy, both when I’m in live online events and during my daily work. Here’s a rough idea of how this worked. We often do screensharing in our meetings, so I need Connect on the computer where all my work files are stored and I have all my software. In general, what I keep up on each computer during my regular workday is that work programs stay on my laptop and personal applications are on the desktop. More people from work are on Skype. Yes, I am that lazy.

Reducing File Size for E-Learning Media

E-learning Uncovered

We also worked on a harassment prevention course that incorporated scenario photos from a professional photo shoot. PNG has the advantage of a smaller file size; GIF has the advantage of also working for simple animations. Conventional wisdom says JPEG is best used for photos, but we’ve found that for web work, saving a photo as a GIF or PNG will still look good and take up a lot less memory. Let’s say you are developing a beautiful course on which you’ve spent a lot of time finding just the right images, audio, and video. The downside of optimizing media files?

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#astdTK12: Instructional Design for a Semantic Web

Sudden Insight

Summary: Reuben Tozman introduced the non-technical instructional designer to the principles of the semantic web and presented general areas of interest where instructional designers can begin learning new design skills. Reuben Tozman led a very thought-provoking session on how instructional design should change to integrate more effectively with the coming “semantic” web.