Stats Review from 2008

Experiencing eLearning

I’ve been blogging for just over 2 years now; my first posts were on December 26, 2008. I’m still quite pleased with the growth I saw in 2008 over my first year of blogging. 2008: 61062. time more views in 2008. 2008: 121. 2008: 223 , in September.

Customer Engagement Metrics: What Marketers Can Teach Learning Pros

Talented Learning

In 2008, independent think tank Institute for the Future published a groundbreaking analysis, “ Engagement Economy: The Future of Massively Scaled Collaboration and Participation.” The Engagement Economy demands a different mindset – one that is intensely focused on creating customer value.

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TCC08: Creating and Teaching a College-Level Undergraduate Course in Social Networking

Experiencing eLearning

This is another liveblogged post from the TCC 2008 conference, presented by Robert Fulkerth, Ageno School of Business, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA. Businesses fear the lack of message control, but some hope that by creating a safe and pleasant environment internally that employees will talk internally rather than out in public. Right now, this is “Tier 1″ Proprietary with some customization (like Facebook & MySpace).

2008 in retrospect

Jay Cross

I’m closing the chapter on 2008 and gearing up for 2009 and beyond. Peter Drucker said the purpose of business is to create and maintain a customer. A developer who says, “Here’s what we’ve got now, but something better is on the way,” forms a relationship of mutual self-interest with the customer. Beta empowers the customer to decide what’s good enough. Keynoted Learning Technologies 2008 in London.

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10 Sure-Fire Tips for Creating Your Own Stock Photos

Rapid eLearning

Why not create your own stock images? Create visual interest. In fact, I created a Flickr group for this blog. How To Easily Create Custom Color Schemes in Engage ‘09.

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Second Life Created Virtual Documentary

Kapp Notes

In my post Second Life at the Movies , I discuss the possibility of a full-feature length movie being created in Second Life. Filmmaker Douglas Gayeton has created a documentary-style film about an avatar's search for "the creator." Second Life and movies have had a history.

Daily Bookmarks 04/22/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Create Custom Characters for Your E-Learning Scenarios - The Rapid eLearning Blog. Tips on breaking apart and combining parts of clip art to create appropriate characters for e-learning, even if you aren’t artistic enough to draw them yourself. “Learning how to learn is learning how to create patterns in our mind rather than merely acquiring them.&#. Making the Case for Quality.

Wikis for Improving Productivity

Experiencing eLearning

Created a specific template structure for contact info. Wiki solves the problem of creating one central location with easy access. Improves customer service b/c people have the right information–you aren’t working on a mortgage and discover halfway through that the rules have changed. He took several months by himself to create a basic structure, but he would recommend having a team plan the initial structure. They customized and saved their own templates.

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Daily Bookmarks 06/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

to Create an Easy, Always Updated Online Portfolio. Create a specific tag for your portfolio and have an easy-to-update page for your content. You could build on this idea by posting the RSS feed from your custom tag to another site where you could control the look and feel. ZaidLearn: University Learning = OCW + OER = FREE! Huge directory of links to free educational resources–open courseware, open educational resources, and general resources. Mostly higher ed.

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7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy. January 22nd, 2008. It’s a tricky balance working with customers. On the other hand, a demanding customer can negatively impact the elearning course by making demands that don’t fit sound instructional design. So we created a number of design treatments that attempted to make the world of accounting seem exciting to young people. We built the project exactly like the customer wanted.

Firewall Problems and Solutions

Clark Quinn

This blog reader provides eLearning content to a variety of customers from their hosted solution. Their issue is that they are running into customers who are tightening their firewall settings and it causes some of their content to not work. I couldn't tell from the message, but it could be the case that they are using some kind of custom player. My sense is that using a custom Player is still a really bad idea in most cases.

A whole new world

E-Learning Provocateur

Each account owner creates a character (or avatar ) which appears in the virtual world in – typically – human form. As of 7 July 2008, L$265 = US$1. Consider the following possibilities for customers : A virtual island where visitors can come to learn about your products and services.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

Friday, February 08, 2008 Instructional Designer as Consultant? With the rise of rapid eLearning tools and the ease with which virtually anyone can now create a course, whats changing for the instructional designer? Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Wheres Your Center? Whos Your Master?

Learning Visions

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 Instructional Design: Wheres Your Center? As you create training solutions, to what master are you answering? eLearning vendors (those that design custom courseware) are often handed the course to be built.

Create E-Learning Scenarios By Bringing the Virtual World into the Real World

Rapid eLearning

What makes this approach so compelling for rapid elearning is the cost, ease of use, and ability to create virtually any type of scenario for your courses. In the demo above, I created a couple of characters and then made them look like normal people. This is kind of a bittersweet post.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Monday, January 07, 2008 The Value of Instructional Designers Ive been having on ongoing conversation with other instructional designers as to whether or not we need to have the technical skill sets to actually build the courses we design. Others are simply told to "create this course."

The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning. This means that you’ll have to create your own templates that work better with the rapid elearning software. This post will share with you my secrets for creating custom templates in PowerPoint. Here are three templates that I created for this blog post. Create a design that gives you as much real estate as possible. I don’t typically create a PowerPoint template.

Customer Service Training Powerpoints

Atlantic Training

Related Customer Service Training Courses. Johnny the Bagger: A True Story of Customer Service. Customer Service Training by NHS. Date Created: 2012. Created By: NHS. Delivering and Improving Effective Customer Service Training by WikiSpace.

To innovate, watch your customers

Marcia Conner

If you want to create an innovative new product, think like a consumer. Many successful products today, from the iPod to the OXO potato peeler, are designed with customer emotion, self-image and fantasy in mind. It's not all about product function, anymore. That's the focus of The Design

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Some Facts about Immersive Learning Worlds

Kapp Notes

The world was designed by Forterra Systems, which creates a variety of custom virtual world learning spaces. Calling a meeting to order.sort of.

PowerPoint to Teach Composition

Clark Quinn

However, they ALWAYS need help creating PowerPoint presentations for their other classes of subjects such as economics, nutrition, statistics, travel & Tourism.etc. I spend time teaching and explaining "transitions", custom animations".etc. It seems wrong to be teaching about transitions and custom animations to this audience, right?

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Three Vitrual World Learning Best Practices and A Holiday Greeting

Kapp Notes

Create realistic but not "to scale" areas and locations. Allow time for avatar customization. However, that dimension cannot be explored if you do not allow time for avatar customization.

Innovating by Conversation

Clark Quinn

Surowiecki's Wisdom of the Crowds , Tapscott's Wikinomics , and Libert & Spector's We Are Smarter Than Me , are telling us to tap into the wisdom of crowds, and with lots of examples of how creating conversations with folks can spark new insights. Starting internally is a first step, but also consider opening it up to customers, partners, and more. Innovation is an increasingly important element in organizational survival, I'll suggest.

Working With IT

eLearning Cyclops

That said, there are things we can do to create a more productive partnership with our IT brethren. It seems universal for e-learning staff - working with IT is a challenge. It certainly has been for me at the organizations I have worked.

5 Common Quiz Question Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Rapid eLearning

Avoid the following mistakes and you’ll create a more effective learning experience. If you have no interest or reason to assess the learner, create an easier way to end the course. Now you can create quiz questions based on that criterion.

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The Real Reason LSU Won the Championship!

Kapp Notes

Crowton is able to customize each quarterback's video game playbook. The game is a modified version of Madden 2008 created by a company called XOS Technologies. Well the big game is over. LSU defeated (some would say humbled Ohio State) in a 38-24 victory.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: InVision Learning: Seeking an Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 InVision Learning: Seeking an Instructional Designer Were seeking a full-time Instructional Designer to join our growing company here in Westborough, Massachusetts. Our company specializes in Custom Courses, Flash Templates, and Learning Portals.

Escape from Compliance Training Jail - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

January 29th, 2008. The ideal situation is to create an environment to assess the person’s skills and then direct them based on their results. Here’s what his team did to create a more efficient elearning certification process. There’s no better way to show your value than to demonstrate that you’ve created a more efficient way to certify your employees. January 29th, 2008. January 29th, 2008. January 29th, 2008.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Strategies?

Learning Visions

Friday, March 14, 2008 Instructional Strategies? Do you ever develop a mnemonic for a custom course? Or chunk out your content and create an easily remembered acronym to remind the learner of the steps they need to follow? Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

Advantages of Immersive Learning

Kapp Notes

These environments allow: Practice of real world skills with rich feedback in a safe environment that does not impact real processes or customers. Why are simulations and virtual worlds so effective for learning? Here are some possible answers.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Technology Integration Matrix Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below. Horizon Report 2008 The annual Horizon Report seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression within learning-focused organizations.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Accidental Learning

Learning Visions

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 Accidental Learning Yesterday, on my evening commute, I head a wonderful essay by noted cellist Yo-Yo Ma for NPRs "This I Believe" series. And were committed to continually refining the scheme as we learn more about the customer base.

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Real Time Video Game Updates

Kapp Notes

EA , the gaming juggernaut, has created a video game that updates, in real-time information and statistics that alter how the video game is played.everyday.

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Virtual Jeans=Real Jeans

Kapp Notes

The factory specializes in customized jeans. The production process at the manufacturing plant enables a customer to customize an order to their exact specifications. Customized details include a choice of rinse, pocket style, rivet design, hemline and fly.

PowerPoint 2010: Create a New Color Palette

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Do you create a lot of presentations that use the same colors? Creating a custom color palette is just the solution. From the Design tab, choose Themes > Colors > Create New Theme Colors. The Create New Theme Colors dialog box will open. by AJ George.