February, 2012

Sticky Learning

The 21st Century Curator

ID Reflections

If Web 1.0 was aboutonline access and Web 2.0 is about social nets, Web 3.0 will be coring down tocontent that really matters. wrote Martin Smith in the post, Curation- The Next Web Revolution.

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Ten Online Training Do’s and Don’ts

eLearning Brothers

There are many things to think about when creating an eLearning team and creating online training. This posts list 10 DOs and DON’Ts to consider when building your next team and course. It isn’t a complete list but it does cover the main bases.

Trending Sources

Games Can Provide Authentic Experiences

Kapp Notes

To provide effective instruction, it needs to be as authentic to the actual experience as possible. The context of an online course or the context of a classroom is not authentic. Most people do not work in a classroom (except teachers or trainers) so learning how to perform a task or negotiate an outcome in a classroom setting doesn’t always translate well to the work environment because of the disconnect between the environments.

Interactivity

Kapp Notes

The Advantages of Interactivity. There are many advantages of having learners interact with the subject matter they are learning. Studies, as well as common sense, indicate that interactivity helps the learner retain information as well as increasing the learner’s willingness to spend time with the material. In fact, Michael Grahame Moore editor of the American Journal of Distance Education, writes that interactivity between a learner and the content is “the defining characteristic of education.

2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

Adobe RoboHelp: iFrames

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    If you have a need to include PDFs in your Help system, you have a few options. You can create a link to the PDF (which will open the PDF once the user clicks the link) or you can import the PDF into the project (which will create a topic out of the PDF).

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Did-you-Know Raptivity?

Raptivity

There are many fascinating facts, stories, theories, tricks and tips of certain people, things or processes. Do we all know about it? Most of us may not. After all we are humans and not overtly smart enough to retain all [.].

Social Production

Kapp Notes

Here is the concept of Social Production as Tony and I covered in “Learning in 3D.” ” Social production is the means by which a software operating system or a digital encyclopedia can be created without the need for a large centralized hierarchy. In essence, the web platform itself allows members to participate in a given endeavor as much or as little as they choose. In the past such forms of social production were limited and bounded in nature.

Adobe Captivate: Troubleshooting LMS Woes

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Lori Smith. A Captivate developer created a nifty eLearning lesson complete with a quiz, advanced actions and some nice navigation features. All she needed to do to wrap up the project was get the finished lesson posted to her LMS and ensure it reported correctly. And  And that, unfortunately, is where she ran into trouble. The lesson simply would not work once posted to the LMS. The developer contacted me.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Mobile Learning: More than just Mobile + Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Mobile learning seems to be creating a lot of excitement in the learning community these days. A quick Google search turns up lots of interesting information about the topic.

Everyone Is Talking Mobile Learning. Brilliant!

Upside Learning

Last week we were at Learning Technologies 2012 in London braving the winter chill here in London. Just as we expected this is probably the best show for the sort of products and services we offer.

The 0% Solution to Learning

The Peformance Improvement

Ideally, organizations should be striving for a culture in which every aspect of the workplace supports continuous individual, team, and whole organization learning.

Eating an elephant

Clive on Learning

I was talking on Skype this morning with a long-standing and much-respected colleague David Jennings. Both of us are bloggers as well as authors of books. He commented on the fact that I seemed to be able to move freely between the long form and the short form, 500 words one day and 50,000 the next. The reality, for me at least, is very different. Once you get in the swing of it, it is relatively straightforward to write a blog post.

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3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.

Running out of time

Clive on Learning

After the astonishing success of his free online course on Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University, which attracted some 160,000 registrations, Sebastian Thrun has left Stanford to start his own online university Udacity. As reported on MSNBC , Thrun said: "Having done this, I can't teach at Stanford again. You can take the blue pill and go back to your classroom and lecture to your 20 students, but I've taken the red pill and I've seen Wonderland."

The CBT Lady

Learning Visions

In the spirit of trying to explain to people what I do for a living, I was trying to explain to someone recently what I do for a living. “I I help organizations design and deliver online training programs…” The guy made a cross with his fingers and hissed at me saying, “Oh no, you’re the CBT Lady!” Visions of hairnet covered lunch ladies. I haven’t recovered yet from this one. The CBT Lady? “Oh Oh no. You create those horrible things that we have to sit through. Every screen is locked out.

Don't be afraid to call yourself a trainer

Clive on Learning

The word 'training' is unfashionable, so much so that at one recent conference it was referred to as 'the T word'. As a result, just about every self-respecting trainer has been relabelled with a title that centres on 'the L word' (whether or not their role has changed or not). Yet when I first entered the profession I was perfectly happy to be called a Training Specialist.

Wednesday Webinar with Adobe

Kapp Notes

Doing a fun and interesting interview-type webinar tomorrow and really looking forward to it, here is a description of the event. Description. Join Dr. Allen Partridge as he interviews Dr. Karl Kapp, distinguished author and expert on simulations and games in eLearning.

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How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

The Future For Flash

Upside Learning

Earlier today, I received a link to the Flash Plugin roadmap. A lot of elearning content today was designed and developed using Flash and that will continue in the foreseeable future.

eLearning: Discover Your Learner's Thinking Style

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Do you wish you could get inside the head of your learners and know exactly how their thought processes work? Me too, but we can't all be  Professor Xavier. Learning assessments provider  Pearson TalentLens  has managed to make a bit of self-examination possible at least. They have created the  My Thinking Styles assessment  to help people explore their unique thinking styles.

Online learners need the means, the motive and the opportunity

Clive on Learning

Means, motive and opportunity might be necessary if you are to convince a jury to convict in a trial, but they also apply in a wide variety of other circumstances, not least whether or not learning technologies make sense for a particular population: Means Learners need the means to engage with technology, in particular the IT literacy. While not so long ago this was a major obstacle, even in developed economies, the problem is fast reducing.

Market failure? Blame it on the dog food

Clive on Learning

I'm continuing to try and make sense of why it is that most professionally-produced e-learning content is so strong on production values, especially in terms of graphic design, yet so superficial when it comes to learning design (see Over-engineered for information transfer, under-engineered for learning and Striking the right balance with learning ). But hold on, because I think I've figured it out. Let's make a comparison.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.

Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning is Wrong

Upside Learning

Admit it, didn’t the title of this post catch your eye? Coming back from vacation and digging into my feeds I found this interesting article from Wired – Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning is Wrong.

Adobe Captivate: A Clean Break from PowerPoint

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Many Captivate projects begin in Microsoft PowerPoint. If you've never tried to import a PowerPoint presentation, you'll find it an easy process. All you have to do is choose  From Microsoft PowerPoint  (located at the right of the Welcome screen).

Book Review: Design for How People Learn

Experiencing eLearning

Julie Dirksen’s Design for How People Learn is a great book for instructional designers because it actually is written using the principles taught. Some instructional design books use a “do as I say, not as I do” kind of approach: they talk about chunking content into manageable amounts, using effective visuals, and motivating learners, but they are filled with long, unbroken blocks of dry text.

Adobe Acrobat X: Adding Description Fields to Document Properties

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Barb Binder    It's easy to ignore the Description tab of the Document Properties dialog box in Adobe Acrobat. You may never even think about it as you create, enhance and review your PDFs.

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Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.

My Thoughts on Adobe, Captivate, Articulate, Storyline, Mobile Learning and More [Interview]

mLearning Revolution

This morning, I had the opportunity to be on #eLearnChat, a video Podcast hosted by my good friend Rick Zanotti and Jean Franzblau. The one hour interview felt more like 20 minutes to me, as I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Raptivity Honored with 2012 Readers’ Choice Award

Raptivity

Recently, the 2012 Ed-Tech Readers’ Choice Award winners were announced and Raptivity has been recognized as the most sought after education technology under the K-12 category. Raptivity is scaling new heights with every applause and acknowledgement from industry professionals. It [.].

7 Tips for developing an E-Learning Strategy

Connect Thinking

Part of my job is to provide e-learning strategy support to clients. I have a number of processes for this kind of engagement, and E-Learning Academy members to have access to an e-learning course on Strategy , and a number of other tools and resources.

State of the LMS 2012

eLearning 24-7

For the past month, I have been conducting a survey on learning platforms and specifically learning management systems. . The data shows that what many vendors assume end users want is far from accurate.

[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

Want to take your training data one step further? Download this eBook & learn how to demonstrate the full value of your program by combining traditional training metrics with the data in your CRM.