Writing & Grammar: Can I Change the Appearance of Balloons in Word 2007?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

About the Author:  Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and "Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. Short answer: yes.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: David Byrne and PowerPoint

Learning Visions

Friday, April 06, 2007 David Byrne and PowerPoint Remember back in 2003, when David Byrne published a book (described by AP Technology Writer Rachel Konrad as a " coffee table book for nerds ") called E.E.E.I. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Humble Learning Moment

Learning Visions

Saturday, May 05, 2007 Humble Learning Moment File this one under the challenging of outdated theories and assumptions. Ive been reading e-Learning and the Science of Instruction (2003) by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Id say this is a must-read for learning/experience/ instructional designers, or whatever you may call yourself. For a great summary of the book, head over to Clives blog.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Happy New Year! (or is it New Year's?)

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. New Year's Day is the proper noun naming the day we celebrate the new year. That is why it is always capitalized. New Year's Eve is the night before, when all the partying really takes place.

Taking the plunge with Office 2007

Clive on Learning

So, fortified by my positive experiences so far, I decided to take a much greater risk and download the beta 2 version of Office 2007 - after all it was free. I thought I'd be able to install it alongside my Office 2003 and use the two interchangeably, but this didn't prove practical. It seems that Office 2007 wouldn't work with an old version of Outlook, so that had to go. In the end, experiencing frequent crashes, I got rid of Office 2003 completely.

Arming Kids with Laptops.works

Kapp Notes

In an effort to eliminate the "digital divide" between wealthy and poor students, Maine public schools in 2002 and 2003 distributed 36,000 laptops to seventh- and eighth-graders across the state.

Live Training vs. eLearning: Which is Better?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

I taught a class a few years ago on upgrading to Windows Vista and Office 2007. About the Author: Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. I felt like a video star the other day. Well, at least in a tiny little way. It was for a fairly large organization.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Would vs. Will

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. In training documents and manuals, we often have to tell the reader what will (or would) happen if they do (or did) a certain action. For example, suppose you want to tell the reader the consequences of pressing cancel.

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Universal principles of design

Clive on Learning

Universal principles of design , by William Lidwell, Kritina Holden and Jill Butler (Rockport, 2003) is a gloriously-presented compendium of 100 design ideas that, if not universal, can certainly be applied in a wide variety of settings. What I like most about the book is that it looks so good, reinforcing the importance of aesthetics in establishing first impressions and developing pride of ownership (an issue I discussed a few weeks ago in Getting in Touch With Your Feelings ).

LMS Conversation with Tracy Continues

Tony Karrer

And, your description of the process to get the LMS starting in 2003 will resonate with MANY (if not most) people in our field This is a somewhat different experience for me. Tracy Hamilton and I are having a weird kind of slow, public conversation using our blogs. But it also feels like a reasonable way to do it - which makes it somehow even more weird. With that caveat - You can find the beginning of the conversation and my list of Learning Management Systems (LMS) Gotchas.

Writing & Grammar: Comparisons and Pronouns. The Results

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

About the Author: Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. Results are in for last week's question about the meaning of this sentence: My boyfriend loves soccer more than me. The choices were A and B: My boyfriend loves soccer more than I do. My boyfriend loves soccer more than he loves me.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Profiles of a Twentysomething and a Fiftysomething Learner

Learning Visions

Friday, June 22, 2007 Profiles of a Twentysomething and a Fiftysomething Learner In the fact-gathering phase for an e-Learning strategy project I am working on, I have the fun task of interviewing a whole bunch of potential end-users. Yesterday I conducted my first two interviews: the first was with a woman who had graduated from college in 1979; the second was with a 2003 college graduate. Susie" graduated from college in 2003.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Auditory Advantage

Learning Visions

Monday, March 19, 2007 The Auditory Advantage Patrick Dunn, in his latest rant, Games are not an alternative vision has this to say: The huge array of tools, techniques and approaches that games producers have developed with the benefit of their consumer-sized budgets are largely available to medium and low-end e-learning producers, if they would just apply their imagination. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Editing Images with PowerPoint

Integrated Learnings

Perhaps this is because older versions of PowerPoint (2003 or below) didn’t have as many graphic editing options as never versions (2007 or higher). By Joseph Suarez. Sometimes an eLearning course needs to be enhanced with an image , but finding the right one can be a chore in itself.

Even learning is miscellaneous

Clive on Learning

A second example relates to a series of courses I developed between 2003 and 2005 with a colleague of mine called David Kori. In my 20s I spent a couple of years working in management accounting for a large multinational. Now I know you think that must have been incredibly boring, but for me it was anything but.

Writing & Grammar: Checklists, Part III

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  About the Author: Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby.

Editing with Acrobat: Get the Comment Pane's Numbers to Match Acrobat's Page Numbers

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

     About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby.

Training: The Value of Assessments

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

About the Author: Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. Very few readers commented on my recent question about course assessments. Although I do know of at least one training company that offers assessments and feedback after the class, I am deducing that conducting assessments is not the norm.

Writing & Grammar: Name That Error

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

     About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. "Why did you change my sentence? I liked it the way it was." " If you edit other people's writing, you will face this question at some point.

Writing & Grammar: Acronyms--Are they Both Efficient and Clear?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby I have been told, and have taught, that you define an acronym on first use if it is used at least once more in the document. But during a recent class one of my students opened my eyes to thinking further about acronym use.

Relationships, IBM’s Secret to Building Strong Female Leaders

CLO Magazine

Since its inception in 2003, BRI’s overall objective is to encourage women to reflect on their personal and professional goals and to take tangible action to drive their careers forward. By Arva Shikari.

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Reflect on Your Life’s Journey

CLO Magazine

This is a sea change from 2003 when I wrote “Authentic Leadership.” For my 2007 book, “True North,” we conducted the largest in-depth study of leaders ever conducted, based on first-person interviews. In the past 10 years, authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership.

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Writing & Grammar: Make a List. And Check It Twice

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

About the Author: Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. This week I am reading The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. It confirms an important part of what I teach in my proofreading and editing classes: Use a checklist.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Confusing Pairs

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

     About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby If you have been confused by the use of the word inflammable , you are not alone.

Writing & Grammar: Name That Error--The Answers

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

    About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. Here are the answers to last week's grammar challenge. Were you able to name the errors? Did you fix them correctly? Some of these problems may have more than one correct answer.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Premise vs. Premises

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. OK, I know we all love the police talk. Law & Order, CSI, COPS, etc. have made police blotter jargon extremely popular. Legalistic language is everywhere.

The changing Web

Learning with e's

Personally, I find myself in agreement with Brian Winston (2003) who views the Web as a facet of gradual evolution rather than symptoms of sudden revolution. and Wheeler, S (2007) The emerging Web 2.0 2003) Media Technology and Society: A History: From the Telegraph to the Internet.

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eLearning & Grammar: Should eLearning Text Contain End of Sentence Punctuation?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

     About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit.

Writing & Grammar: Results from the Department of Redundancy Department

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. The results of last week's redundancy contest were astonishing. We received several replies, all of them excellent improvements on the original redundant (and wordy) example. To judge the contest, we had to be brutal.

Writing and Grammar: List Lovers Unite!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Infinitives and Who versus Whom

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby.   To be, or not to be, asked Hamlet, making those two infinitives among the most well-known phrases in English. An infinitive is a verb form with the word to in front of it, in the form to verb. To be , to think , to ski , and so on.

SMEs Are Not Instructional Designers

Association eLearning

Pam also served her time on the other end of the classroom, having taught K-12 and at the university level prior to joining Digitec in 2003. eLearning design > Top Ten eLearning Design Tips - August 27, 2007.

Writing & Grammar: Location or Name: Which is Best?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

    About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. You are writing step-by-step instructions for an on-screen process. You need to get your learner to each tool quickly, but you also want the learner to remember that tool and where it is.

Learners' Often Use Poor Learning Strategies -- From a Research Review

Will at Work Learning

For example, they do not thoroughly analyze the task or problem they need to solve (Chi, Feltovich, & Glaser, 1981; Veenman, Elshout, & Meijer, 1997) and tend to act immediately (Ge & Land, 2003; Veenman et al., 2007). I just read the following research article, and found a great mini-review of some essential research. Hagemans, M. van der Meij, H., & & de Jong, T. 2013). The effects of a concept map-based support tool on simulation-based inquiry learning.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Quote of the Day: James Gee and Learningq

Mark Oehlert

" James Paul Gee What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy 2003, pg.

5 Case Studies that Prove Learning Games Work

Growth Engineering

2007; Dinov, Sanchez and Christou 2008; Gao and Lehman 2003; Zhang 2005. Game based learning is a hot topic in L&D and it doesn’t take long for somebody to ask the question: Does it actually work?

Writing & Grammar: More on Checklists

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

About the Author: Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. Last week I wrote an article about checklists. As I finish reading The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande , I have learned that in fields where the individual expert is seen as the key to success, resistance to the idea of using a checklist is rampant.