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Saying Good-bye to The eLearning Guild (but not leaving the Guild family)

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On August 27th I begin the next chapter of my eLearning career. I am leaving the Training and Development industry's most important professional association, The eLearning Guild , to be part of a startup in the data center industry. I will be the Director of Product Training for IO Data Centers. The opportunity was far too exciting to pass up. Okay, stop laughing. Data centers are not quite as boring as you might think.

The Changing Context of Video in eLearning

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If you haven't been following my previous posts you may want to review quickly before diving into this one. At the very least be sure to have watched the videos from the first link. What Have We Learned About Training in Over 70 Years Creative Training Course Titles Good Story Telling Takes Time - So Does Good Learning 1930s Film Projector I think it's important that we begin to discuss the bigger training questions as they relate to these 2 videos.


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The Internet of Learning Things

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The Internet of Things ( wikipedia page ) has been a concept in existence for over a decade. You may be hearing about it for the first time here, or you recently read about it somewhere else. And the reason why is because it's finally becoming much more real. Many of the gadgets being created using wifi, bluetooth, and bluetooth smart, are still only being embraced by the alpha geeks, but that is about to change. The Internet of Things is all about connectivity, mobility, and the sharing of data.

Templates: Love 'em or Hate 'em?

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Do you use templates? Are you a purist and despise templates? Personally, I don't like to take a hard line on this topic. I like to think of all templates as time-savers and as such they become productivity tools. They don't impact my instructional design. Unless a certain template is requested or mandated, finding a template also serves as inspiration. And quite frankly every custom project you do should also be considered a template for any other similar project that appears in the future.

Transform Your Classroom with Apple

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

Apple empowers educators and students by design. In our webinar, we’ll explain how to make the best use of Apple devices in your classroom, and the tools and resources you need for success.

Building the Instructional Designer's Relevance in 2012 - Aaron Silvers

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@aaronesilvers Aaron Silvers gave a fascinating presentation for the recent eLearning Guild's online forum entitled Building the Instructional Designer's Relevance in 2012. You can find the recording here. If you are not a paid member of the Guild you won't be able to view it, but presentations like this are exactly what makes the Guild archives well worth every penny you invest in a membership. And yes, it IS an Nobody can make you better at your craft.

The eLearning Singularity or The Inevitable Evolution of eLearning Development

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Its that time of year again where everyone wants to know what's coming up in 2010. Or we look back at 2009 and reflect. Both are excellent practices, but I think everyone has pretty much covered all of the bases. If you can't find any, then just leave me a comment and I'll see what I can find for you. This might not be much of a look into 2010 but I definitely feel a new trend. I'm not even sure what to call it.

The Daily BSchlenker - Guest Michael Sheyahshe Shows us Unreal

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Surprise! eLearnDev is back. sort of. Does anyone even blogger any more? Well, for a good laugh I'm going to click the publish button and see how many RSS readers are still connected. But I'm also posting this here to promote my new (almost) daily live streaming conversations for corporate training professionals. Tomorrow at 3pm PST I'll be talking with Michael Sheyahshe about using the Unreal gaming engine to create eLearning experiences.

Brent Schlenker Says Good Bye to Litmos!

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The Big Idea Today Litmos is announcing that I am no longer working as their Chief Learning Strategist. We still plan to work together in the future, but currently have no specific plans to announce. A Quick Look Back. I remember meeting the Litmos founders via twitter back when they launched. And seeing them exhibit for the first time while I was Program Director for DevLearn was a

Your Digital Content Needs to be 5-able

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The 5-ables of Digital Training Content Join me on crowdcast this morning for a conversation about content. All content in the 21st century is 5-able. Come hear about what that means. powered by Crowdcast. 5-able 5able eLearning2.0 halfTilT Learning2.0 TheLearnTrain Web2.0

Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

My Advice for New Bloggers - Don't do it!

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Nick Leffler shared a tweet of mine in his blog post Community Advice for New Bloggers. It's a great post. And I say that because it got me thinking. Not many posts that I read, or write for that matter, do that any more. In fact I reflected so deeply on the post that I felt moved to blog here again. I haven't posted here in a while and the few posts that I have done have been few and far

HangChat: Google Hangout on Air During a Twitter Chat

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Twitter chats have become very popular. But popularity comes at a price. Besides the large number of tweets streaming by, you end up with spammers spamming the hashtag and other unnecessary noise. In the early days, with fewer participants it was easier to engage in quick multi-tweet conversations to dig deeper, or gain clarity, around someone''s point being made. In my experience lately the. lrnchat social media twitter twitterchat

Mobile Learning - No Pedagogy Required!

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I''ve published a few blog posts at over the last 3 months. Most of the conversations around those posts occur in other places other than the blog, like Twitter, or Google+, or LinkedIn, etc. I started responding to someone in the comments today and realized it was getting very long and it would be better to share this thought as a blog post. The following is in response to my blog post The Two Paths to Mobile Learning : I love academic times.

Remembering Jay Cross and Informal Learning

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We lost an great leader in the Learning and Development community this weekend. His presence will be missed. But his impact will forever be felt by an industry struggling to see the future that appeared so clearly to him. I will miss Jay's casual, yet driven, approach to spreading the word about informal learning.and that smile. Oh, and those shirts. They were the perfect informal

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

How Twitter Changed the eLearning Community with Conversations

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During the last #lrnchat session someone mentioned that was back. In the early days of #lrnchat I used tweetchat heavily to follow hashtag conversations. As I was thinking about it I began to remember other Twitter tools like the open source TwitterCamp we used at live events to display the twitter stream. And of course that led me to the very beginning. In the beginning You can find out more about the start of twitter by just Googling it.

TLDCast - Stella Lee Talks About Aging Workforce

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Special Guest Stella Lee Talks About Issues Facing Learning and Development Professionals I'm really looking forward to today's #TLDCast with Stella Lee. She is going to help us answer these big questions: How do we support the aging workforce? How do they prefer to learn? How can we leverage data to improve learning and performance support? Is big data the answer? What is the role of the L&D department for employees in preparing the future of learning (e.g.

TLDChat - Another First for the L&D Industry

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Last year we experimented with a daily live streaming show called L&D Talk. It was a fantastic experience, and convinced me that this crazy idea of daily live streaming was now possible. I've been thinking about this since my days in broadcast television back in the early '90s. The live streaming tech that exists today makes it possible within a simple interface. And we are looking forward to

Is Classic Storytelling a Good Model for Corporate Training?

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We''ve all seen the many blog posts on the benefits of storytelling and learning. But I wonder if it''s beneficial in a corporate business setting where workers just want the information they need, fast, so they can get back to work. Are today''s employees capable of sitting through a storytelling session? Should they be? The above thoughts were sparked by the following info graphic below.

The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

Year Ends On A High – Air Freights Stay High, Ocean Rates Rise: Freight Rate Update W51

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Year Ends On A High – Air Freights Stay High, Ocean Rates Rise: Freight Rate Update Wk 51. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. Against a background of IATA’s estimated 9.3% growth in world cargo volumes for 2017, air freight rates have been dramatically up this peak season. While some rates have eased recently, others are heating up.

Future thoughts: Grades, Degrees, Certifications, Certificates Become Meaningless

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The future of Higher Ed is in jeopardy for many reasons. But the single biggest reason is the declining value of their value proposition: The Degree. The future of Grading scales in all of education are in jeopardy. because they just don''t accurately measure true competency in a subject. How many adults do you know that took 2 to 4 years of a foreign language in school but can''t

21st Century Learning - Let's Leave 20th Century Education Behind!

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I''d like to restate something I''ve learned over the years living through and participating in the latest significant historical, world-changing event: The Internet. And you may find this to be obvious but here it goes. THE INTERNET CHANGES EVERYTHING! And if that statement seems a little vague then let me attempt to clarify it a little.

Corporate Trainer as Knowledge Broker

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I've often referred to the corporate training professional as a Knowledge Broker. And not in the academic sense (Google it and you'll see what I mean), but in the framework of the corporate training profession. In all honesty, in the corporate setting that just seemed more closely aligned with what training professionals did on the job, and the value they provide to the business. corporate training instructional designer knowledge broker

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Weekly Review - August 25-29 - Blogs, Conference Season, and Tools

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2 Weeks of Blog Posts This week was interesting. I read another post about the death of the LMS and it inspired me to write "The LMS is Evolving.Not Dying!". And a conversation with a friend inspired Thursday''s post "To "e", or not to "e", that is the eLearning Question." And since I forgot to do a Weekly Review last week, I''ll mention that this blog celebrated 9 Years of posts on the 23rd

BS Talks About eLearning - Episode3 - Microlearning with Tom Spiglanin

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This is episode 3 of The Brent Schlenker Podcast. In this episode I chat with Tom Spiglanin, engineer turned training professional. Tom and I have been connected online for a long time, but only recently met face-to-face at DevLearn2014. We talked about microvideos, and microlearning, as well as answering a question about keeping up with rapidly changing content. After you listen to the. corporate eLearning microlearning podcast video

BS Talks About eLearning - Episode 2 - Job Hunting Tips

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This is episode 2 of The Brent Schlenker Podcast. In this episode I talk with Chiara Hughes of HeadFarmer recruiting. We covered a few topics: What is Head Farmer? How Chiara got into recruiting Your LinkedIn Profile Your Resume - Do you still need one? Mistakes to avoid on your resume and LinkedIn Profile -- In the spirit of learning out loud I''m posting this episode of the podcast. podcast

Career Reflections: How Tom Peters Helped Me Re-Imagine My Career

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As I re-imagine my online presence for 2014 I''d like to reflect on my past and those who have influenced my career. My plan is to highlight at least one person each month that has influenced me in some way throughout my career journey. You may already know may not. I''ll kick off this little exercise with someone who isn''t in the eLearning industry, but who is a big fan of life long learning: Tom Peters. It was a keynote at first big learning event.

Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

Serendipity and Reflection on Games and Learning

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Cruising the twitter streams this morning I noticed this tweet retweeted by +Koreen Pagano. All I can think to say is thank you, thank you, thank you. link] — Brenda Romero (@br) January 27, 2015 A quick click on the link brought me to an article in the webzine Gamasutra. Brenda is the winner of the Ambassadors Award as part of this years Game Developers Choice Awards.

My Weekly Review - eLearning Tools, Iterative Development, Pedagogy, and more

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I started the Week in Review posts on July 11th.yea.I''ve ve missed a few weeks.Sorry. Here is my review for this week August 4-8. eLearning Content Creation tools Okay, so they aren''t specifically tools just for eLearning. They are general content creation tools, but WOW! They are pretty darn cool! I suppose we have HTML5 to thank for giving browsers the ability to do this kind of content editing.

Affective Context and Adding Emotions to Learning

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This video covers a lot of ground in 10mins. The importance of context can never be over emphasized. I dare you to watch this and not agree.yet I''ll be you will go right back to creating training exactly the way you NOW know will fail your learners (apologies to Jay Cross for using that L-word ). Thanks to +Mark Oehlert for finding this on G+. Okay, so what did you think? Some of it you''ve heard before. Some, or all, of it may be completely new too you.

EdCast Presents the Future Learning 2020 Summit - Silicon Valley - August 23rd and 24th

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I'd like to personally invite you to attend EdCast's 3rd Annual Future Learning 2020 Summit taking place August 23-24 in Silicon Valley. Many of the most well-respected names in the corporate training, learning, and development will be there to discuss critical topics, including how machine learning, artificial intelligence, and augmented/virtual reality are transforming learning today.

Everyone Wins! How Games Can Improve Learning Outcomes Across Multiple Generations

Speaker: Stephen Baer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency

Nearly 70% of American adults play video games. Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will discuss each generation’s unique learning styles and identify game types that appeal to each one and improve your learning outcomes.

Course Development+Social Network+Commerce

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I'm knocking around this idea in my head and just wanted to see what people thought. Wouldn't it be great if there was a clearing house of eLearning Development Projects? I mean, let's say I'm at a high tech company and someone says, "we need all of our engineers to know the basics of thermal dynamics". So you're the developer that gets this rock dropped in your lap.

VIDEO: Bschlenker - Streaming with Periscope and Meerkat

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Live streaming apps on your phone have finally landed. And they are officially cool! Check out Meerkat and Periscope. And here''s my vlog on the topic

Old School is History! Thanks to Hardcore History

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I FINALLY enjoyed the experience of my son understanding the powers of new media. After all the years of blogging and knowing that what the internet has become will change EVERYTHING about education, I finally had a real world experience that, while you might think insignificant, I thoroughly enjoyed. Sure I''ve fixed my cars by simply watching YouTube videos, and I''ve watched my kids attempt to find answers to homework using Google. And don''t get me started on Wolfram Alpha.

Twitter Conversation Types and Learning

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I''ve often wondered how much learning really occurs via twitter conversations and can the learning be measured. Twitter is fabulous for supporting your loosely joined networks. And many in the eLearning community list Twitter as one of their favorite "Learning Tools". But can we really say its Twitter that''s truly responsible for the learning, or is it the ongoing conversations and connections to content that matter more?

Technology to Support and Empower Users With Disabilities

There is an increasing global focus on accessibility for students in school. When combined with a device management system such as Jamf Pro or Jamf School, the sky’s the limit. Learn how Apple and Jamf can support disabled users in your school.