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My Favorite e-Learning Infographics

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Summary: Christopher Pappas posted links to 10 Awesome Infographics About e-Learning. I looked at all ten and here are the three I liked best. The first infographic below discusses the principles of adult learning.

#DevLearn-313: A New Agile Model – Leaving ADDIE Behind

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Summary: Michael discussed the reasons why we should replace the ADDIE model with Successive Approximation, and how Successive Approximation improves the learning experience. This session was presented by Michael Allen, Chairman and CEO, Allen Interactions.

#LCBQ: Does Gamification Have a Role in Workplace Learning?

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Summary: Yes, there’s not only a role for “gamification” in e-learning but the revolution (as I define it) is already well underway! October’s Big Question on the Learning Circuits Blog has to do with gamification and its possible role in workplace learning. Does it have a role? In this post, I’ll weigh in on that question but only as it applies to formal e-learning.

Kevin Mulvihill Now A Featured Writer On eLearning Learning

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Summary: I’m honored and privileged to announce that I am now one of the featured writers on eLearning Learning. You may have noticed the little badge on the bottom right of this blog that says I’m now one of elearninglearning.com ‘s featured writers!

Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

#DevLearn-607: Methods for Designing Serious Games

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Summary: Dexter and Geoff discussed a variety of methods for developing serious games, and introduced the audience to their now-free game engine. This session was presented by Dexter Chow, Chief Creative Officer, and Geoff Beckstrom, Lead Technical Writer; both are from GarageGames.

#DevLearn-704: Designing eLearning that Gains and Keeps Learner Attention

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Summary: Dan provided a variety of techniques and examples to show how we can gain and keep our learner’s attention. This session was presented by Dan Myers, Manager of Instructional Design, The Cheesecake Factory.

#DevLearn-GS5: Dayna Steele – 101 Ways to Rock for Success

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Summary: Dayna provided a number of techniques to make us more successful in life. In the music industry, the term “going platinum” is synonymous with success. Are you creating platinum eLearning? If not, maybe some rock n’ roll inspiration will help.

#DevLearn-409: Soft-Skills Simulations – A Road Map for Success

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Summary: Frito-Lay built a compelling soft-skills simulation using mostly-traditional branching techniques and Articulate Storyline. This session was presented by Chris Ayers, President and CEO, Yukon Learning, and Marvin Mullins, Project Manager, Frito-Lay.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

#DevLearn-212: Taking Video to the Next Level

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Summary: Mark tells simple stories through his videos and uses compelling, entertaining characters to tell them. This session was presented by Mark Locke, Multimedia Training Specialist, ServPro Industries, Inc. Video is everywhere and at our fingertips – literally.

#DevLearn-GS1: Jon Landau – Innovation in Avatar and What Lies Ahead

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Summary: Jon Landau made the case for innovation in e-learning, and also discussed the need to generate an emotional reaction.

#DevLearn-113: Applying the Magic of Hollywood to e-Learning

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Summary: Tom argued that quality is all that matters. We should strive for higher production values and shorter trainings that more fully engage our learners. This session was presented by Tom Graunke, Co-Founder and CEO, Stormwind. Why do we remember many details of a three-minute movie trailer?

Book Review: Design For How People Learn

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Summary: Written by a master instructional designer, this is a fun, easy read that teaches experienced designers as well as newbies. Highly recommended. Julie Dirksen knows her stuff. As a former staffer with Allen Interactions, she’s been around the best and was obviously paying attention.

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.

eLearning Learning Partners with Training Magazine Network

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Summary: eLearning Learning is now providing content for the Training Magazine Network. Training Magazine Network has just announced a partnership with eLearning Learning to bring together their extensive content and community offerings to form the largest e-learning site on the Web.

Why Articulate Storyline Has Already Become My Go-To Authoring Tool

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Summary: With Storyline, you get the simplicity you want with the flexibility and power you need. Whether you’re building simple information-based courses or the most critical performance-based trainings, you’ll benefit from the rich capabilities of this forthcoming tool.

#astdTK12: Immersive Learning Simulations – Cutting Through the Hype

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Summary: At ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2012, Steven Villachica and Deborah Stone defined immersive learning simulations, offered four tips for building them, and then discussed a simulation they had built together. Steven and Deborah defined an immersive learning simulation loosely, in my opinion.

#astdTK12: Stuart Crabb Opening Keynote

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Summary: Stuart Crabb runs L&D for Facebook and, together with other senior leaders, has crafted a unique culture that inspires excellence and pervasive job satisfaction with their Gen Y staff.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

#astdTK12: Yawn-Proof Your e-Learning

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Summary: Cammy Bean provided tips for making our e-learning yawn-proof. Finding yourself a bit bored with the e-learning you’ve been creating lately? Cammy Bean offered some tips to jazz up our e-learning courses in this informative session at ASTD TechKnowledge 2012.

#astdTK12: Tony Bingham and Jane McGonigal Opening Keynote

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Summary: In their opening keynotes to the ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 conference, Tony Bingham and Jane McGonigal emphasized the need for collaborative and game-based approaches in our future e-learning projects.

#astdTK12: Instructional Design for a Semantic Web

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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.

#astdTK12: The ASTD 2012 TechKnowledge Conference is Ready to Begin!

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Summary: The conference begins in the morning and I’m attending! Look for new posts on content for the balance of the week! There were some pre-conference workshops to start the week but I skipped those.

[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development

Want to expand your training efforts? You’ll often see success by starting small and growing your program in a sustainable way. Download the eBook to learn more.

RIP: @TerrenceWing

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Summary: Terrence Wing was the consummate professional and still had so much to give to the learning and development community. He will be missed. Friday afternoon I received an email from ASTD and opened it as I normally do without thinking too much about what might be inside.

My Top 3 Free Stock Art Sites for e-Learning

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Summary: My top 3 free stock art sites are Every Stock Photo, Creative Commons and Dreamstime. Here are my top 3 favorite sites for stock art that is free to use in my e-learning projects.

My Top 3 Paid Stock Art Sites for e-Learning

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Summary: My top 3 paid stock art sites are iStockPhoto, Fotolia and Shutterstock. Here are my top 3 favorite sites for stock art that I must pay to use in my e-learning projects. I’ll list my top 3 sites for free graphics in a later post.

DevLearn 2011: My Impressions

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Summary: DevLearn is a great place for e-learning developers to gather and compare notes, and meet their peers. Prepare for the conference properly, and you will maximize the benefit of being there. I attended the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas last week. I had a great time, and met a number of my peers, including some whose work I’ve respected for years – people like Ruth Clark, Michael Allen and Clark Quinn. The Pre-Conference Workshop.

The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?

6 Pervasive Corporate Training Pitfalls

Bottom-Line Performance

Remember when you were new to learning and development? If you really are new, congratulations and welcome to the field! If you’ve been around for a little while, I want you to think back: what do you wish you could tell your former self about what he/she is getting themselves into?

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5 games every e-learning professional should play

E-Learning Provocateur

You can narrow down someone’s age by whether they include spaces in their file names. If they do, they’re under 40. That is a sweeping declaration, and quite possibly true. Here’s another one… Gamers are a sub-culture dominated by young men.

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The changing skill set of the learning professional

Clive on Learning

Skills define us. They are what make us useful and productive. They are the foundation of our achievements. On our death bed, it is our skills that we will reflect on with pride.

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Scaffolding in Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

How do you incorporate scaffolding in microlearning? How is scaffolding different in microlearning than in longer formats? First, let’s define scaffolding. Scaffolding is support for learners that gradually fades away until the learner can do the task without support.

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4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Wanted: A better way to develop front-line managers! It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to gain key insights into why so many programs fall short and learn 4 key principles for designing an effective solution.

4 Writing Principles Every eLearning Designer Should Know

Allen Interactions

By Kody Jackson, Instructional Writer. In my time as a university teaching assistant (TA), I saw a lot of bad writing. Clauses hanging all over the place, dangling participles, comma splices…a veritable side-show horror of prose. Let’s go through my writing steps guaranteed to make you sound better.

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