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3 Lessons I Learned from a (Lousy) 4th Grade Teacher

Trina Rimmer

wink, wink). Overly Punitive:  Drew a few army men on the back of your math homework? Big mistake. Now you’ve been assigned additional homework as punishment. It’s probably easy to see why my husband and I were left feeling annoyed, aggravated, and alienated. The result is the learning geek equivalent of a “ Burn Book.” ” It’s raw. Where to start?

3 Sales Training Tips From a Complete Sucker

Trina Rimmer

She gave me a knowing wink and a nod.  It seems I had proven myself a worthy opponent. It's a well known fact that I have no sales resistance and that I easily fall prey to the lamest of product pitches.  This is of particular irony considering the fact that I’ve spent the past 10+ years of my career designing and delivering sales and service training.  Tip #1: This seems like a big "duh!"

An Inescapably Awesome Storyline Game Template

eLearning Brothers

Wink, wink. At one point or another, we all love to play the rebel. There’s something invigorating about throwing caution to the wind and playing by your own rules. It’s the reason we love characters like Robin Hood, Tom Sawyer, and Han Solo. It’s the pinnacle of individuality. Click on the image to view the template! Be careful, though.

Wink (Tutorial and Presentation creation software for free)


Link to Wink (Freeware) "Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots of your software, use images that you already have, type-in explanations for each step, create a navigation sequence complete with buttons, delays, titles etc and create a highly effective tutorial for your users. " Ok, it is not as good as RoboDemo 5.0 Macromedia). However, it is free and user-friendly. Try it out! learning tools

Emoji keyboard (iOS)

Dont Waste Your Time

Yes I use the simple ones like :-) [smile] or ;-) [wink] but that’s about it. I don’t like emojis. There, I’ve said it. like them even less when I always seem to hit, by accident, the icon on the iOS keyboard which brings them up, when I really meant to go to CAPS or numbers. So, here’s how to get rid of them. in iOS8 go to: Settings -. General -. Keyboard -. Simple!

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Adobe Character Animator and eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Wink, nod, smile, raise your eyebrows. Adobe’s Character Animator software has us excited for the future of eLearning. Many a time we have showcased our world-famous cutout characters and a host of illustrated characters that can put a human face on your course. The tricky part about doing so however, lies in the animation process. Do you have a voice and a face?

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Freebie Friday: The Sweet Sound of Free Stock Assets 

eLearning Brothers

common trope we see in cartoons is a delicate *ding* sound whenever a character winks, or when a random flash of light reflects off a shiny object. Anyone who has ever edited audio knows that quality sound effects are an essential part of the process. Lucky for them, we have an expansive library full of sounds that will add a little something to your eLearning course. Buzzer. Happy Home.

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Wink screencasts, Google Co-Op, and eContent

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Wink is a very cool little screencapture tool I've never heard of before. Rich Hoeg, author of the eContent blog , sent me some links that I think are worth sharing. My favorite is a link to his post showing some Engineering Domain searches Rich created with Google Co-Op. Its Windows only, but at least its freeware. Thanks for sharing, Rich! This is some great new stuff

10 Top Tools to Develop First-Rate Product Demonstration Videos

CommLab India

Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software. Using Wink , you can capture screenshots, insert explanation boxes, buttons, titles, etc. Your potential Business To Business (B2B) customers are empowered with the whole gamut of information available on the Web. In this context, product demonstration videos can powerfully evangelize your high quality products in no time.

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Quip: innovation

Clark Quinn

Hint hint, nudge nudge, wink wink. Optimal execution is only the cost of entry; continual innovation is the necessary competitive differentiator. When I talk strategy, I channel my colleagues in the Internet Time Alliance about the changes being seen in the workplace.  The rate of change is increasing, and the patterns we imagined we saw (and explained away when violated) are more clearly representing the chaos seen in a fractal world.  As a consequence, organizational nimbleness is a necessity. My suggestion: use technology and people in ways that maximize their contributions.

Reflecting on 2015

Dont Waste Your Time

Whether it’s wearable devices or looking at the increasing power and miniaturisation of our tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices (although I acknowledge that smartphones are getting bigger. Yeah, go figure). No, what I see happening in discussions I have, tweets I read, posts I comment on, etc. is that there is a growing unease in what we ‘want’ to see. References.

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Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning


Wink Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users. The answer is simple. The list that it follows is not in particular order.

Social Learning Demonstration: How to Be a Backup Singer

Social Learning

We talk a lot about social learning on this site.  And we link to lots of others who talk – and talk, and talk.  Sure, it’s all very smart and worthwhile, but sometimes you have to go out on a limb and do a really cool demonstration. That’s why, today, I’m going to demonstrate the power of social learning in two simple steps: Step One: First I’m going to describe how to do something.  Ready? 

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Blogphilosophy: today my hero died

Ignatia Webs

His voice, his warm body on my lap, his insistence to come outside to play, his winking eye, his companionship. Today my hero died. This is not a euphemism, he really was my hero. He showed me on many occasion that actions define your place in the world. We lived together for 17 years. Making our way through life, mostly doing our own thing. At times having to cope with the wishes or limitations from others. He taught me that activism is a way of life: if you decide upon an action, you go for it full-heartedly (he thought he was a black panther). explore the world. miss my hero.

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MOOCs – 9 points on what I like, and what I don’t

Dont Waste Your Time

Video:  I have found the quality of video to be, for the most part, excellent on all the courses (especially the ones I’ve worked on [wink]). But Over two years ago I wrote about a few experiences I’d had with some online courses / MOOCs, and why I ‘failed’ (according to the general headline figures of engagement, attendance, etc. that are used in mainstream press).

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Captivate Patch Now Available via Automatic Update Manager

Adobe Captivate

You may well wake up today to one of those cool little Adobe Automatic Update Messages with an update for Captivate smiling and winking patiently for you. We’re very pleased to announce that the patch for Adobe Captivate 5 is ready for prime time and coming now via Adobe Automatic Update Manager to your already [.]. Whats new

8 eLearning Quiz Design Tips


Correct poses: thumbs-up, aok, winking, clapping, cheering, jumping, and proud. What do you picture when I say the words “eLearning Quiz?”. Are you seeing a question with multiple choice answers? Was there anything on the screen besides text? Let’s dissect this quiz and see if there’s anything we can learn from it to apply to our own designs. Push beyond “form” to “free form” design.

Learning not in excess but in nexus!

Origin Learning

But in an era where technology advancements are happening at the wink of an eye, there is a twist in the age-old tale that one should not miss! Remember the famous ‘Hare and Turtle’ story? The moral ‘slow and steady wins the race’ of this story has stood the test of time. Lest one wants to be left behind in the rat race! Image Credit – rdfteam. Today is the age of collaboration.

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Where AR we now?

Learning with e's

Eventually, natural gesture control (such as a head tilt, wink of an eye) or voice control will be developed to enable even more natural and unobtrusive AR use. This is part 6 in a series of posts on the future of learning and technology. Technology is great for many things, but perhaps its most useful application is enabling us to do things better, faster, smarter. Unported License.

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Writing & Grammar: Periods with Abbreviations

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

You won't have to stop and wonder and Google these and accidentally be drawn into those endlessly intriguing "This five-year-old walked out, winked at the audience, and you will never believe what happened next!" by Jennie Ruby    Should I use periods in the abbreviation U.S.? What about USA? What about Mr. and Ms.? What about m, s, ft, in? Wait, what were those? They were meter(s), second(s), feet, and inches.   The issue of periods with abbreviations is largely a style matter--a matter of convention. " videos. Don't bother to look. and UN/U.N.

How to select the right authoring tool

eLearning 24-7

Example:  I have three people building courses.  I can either go with Option A) Buy an authoring tool whereaby I pay a yearly (and on-going) fee for all three,  B) by an authoring tool where I buy three licenses (one for each person) OR Option C) Buy one license (wink, wink) and everyone shares the license. Over the weekend, I did one of the most stressing things there is to do in live. Yep, house hunting.  There is nearly nothing out there that make you get excited and depressed in just a few hours, than look for a new house. Where do you live? What amenities do you want or need?

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. In addition, she indicates if they are free or cost money – which is not quite the same thing as open source. Here’s some of what I pulled out. Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Interview with Karl Kapp on Games, Gamification, and LEARNING!

Will at Work Learning

Everybody knows that gamification is all about leaderboards, or so the marketplace would make us believe… [WINK, WINK] What are you getting at in your repeated warning that gamification is more complex than we might think? Karl Kapp is one of the learning field's best research-to-practice gurus! Legendary for his generosity and indefatigable energy, it is my pleasure to interview him for his wisdom on games, gamification, and their intersection. His books on games and gamification are wonderful. What the heck are you talking about? Is it different for novices and experts? 2013).,

LMS Nightmares

eLearning 24-7

One of my favorite ghost stories is the one with the guy who has a hook and the teenagers are chilling in their car (you know – wink, wink) and then a screeching sound and it is not hook guy opening a can of tuna. If you have ever seen Poltergeist you will know what why people are terrified of clowns.  Creepy clowns, especially ones under your bed. They may come in doll form, but trust me, those things have large teeth and like to take over your television with a nice level of scariness. Turn off the lights if you dare – unless you are at work, then don’t. SCORM. 

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What the network saw

Learning and Working on the Web

The online conversation keeps moving and in some cases it’s no longer a conversation, just a signal, like a nod or wink. I’ve looked at my posts this year from the perspective of how often they were mentioned on Twitter. Here are the top eight (this blog is in its 8th year). Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise (April) One of my longest posts. As Communities

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How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

The price of criminalizing access to the net is lower morale, the message that it’s okay to break rules (wink, wink), and to give up on hiring the best and the brightest (who will work somewhere they are trusted to act like responsible citizens). Third post in a series. In case you missed it, here are  the first  and second. INFRASTRUCTURE. People come first. Social computing.

Elearning applications


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year! Traditional instructor led training is expensive and, in some cases, difficult to track its effectiveness. Enjoy! You can create a quiz app to assess your employees knowledge.

ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?


Wink Hosted screencasting tool? Wink (Screen-Recording). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, April 2. Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem? want a FREE : Easy-to-use and secure Internet browser? Firefox e-Mail system? Gmail Social bookmarking tool? Social bookmarking tool with collaborative learning features (groups, forums, etc.)? Easy, Moodle Hosted LMS?

Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners


The truth is that there are a lot of books for e-Learning professionals. The most of them are for professionals with experience in the e-Learning field but some of them are for beginners. The following list contains my Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners. Mayer. Hardcover: 208 pages Publisher: Kogan Page; 1 edition (May 28, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0749453974 by Christopher Pappas M.B.A.,

ZaidLearn: 8 Free Screencasting Tools For Tony!


Wink A Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Wink (Screen-Recording). 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 And then. Free to use.

Google Blog Search Screencast - NorthStarNerd.Org


» September 25, 2006 Google Blog Search Screencast I have created a short tutorial using Wink that demonstrates how to use Google Blog Search to create custom RSS feeds based upon keyword queries you construct. Paul Pival, over on Distant Librarian , asks some great questions about Wink Thus, here are some of my opinions about the software tool I used to create this screencast: Its free! This example uses GreatNews as its feed reader. Follow this link. -- Update added on September 26th. Your comment has not yet been posted. Your comment could not be posted. Please try again.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. Come on guys are you serious! As of version 4.3, YAKiToMe !

Internet Time Blog » Perseverance

Jay Cross

Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/12/2010 Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning What I really like about the e-Learning community is that the most e-Learning professionals have a great passion of sharing their knowledge. The least that I can do is to share with you a list of Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning ! Feel free to use these storyboard templates for your projects. All the credit will go to you (your full name and a link to your profile, business, etc will be added). Thanks!