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Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

July 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010 Here is a list of educational games that can be used to teach kids during the school year or over the summer break. Education As We Know It Is Finished - Lars is Learning , July 14, 2010 So says Clayton M.

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Ranting on the Gender Pay Gap in e-Learning

Usable Learning

In it, she referenced the significant gender pay gap: According to research results, men on average make $10k more than woman. Yes – even in the eLearning biz: There continues to be a consistent gender gap in pay between men and women. I know I’ve left money on the table.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

> If you know a free e-Learning book that is not included in the list please I will highly appreciate if you write a comment with a link to that book. -- -- CU Online Handbook - University of Colorado Denver (Update 12/06/2010: suggested by PRL ) Do you currently teach online?

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do? I am interested in finding out if there are any defined set of tasks that a learning consultant would do to enable organizational learning. But there would still be some baseline tasks that a consultant would do in this respect. Sushant Singh Even i am interested to know about the same, can anybody help please. Never build a training program that dont have a ROI.

How (and Why) You Should Promote Informal Learning with Trainees (and the Boss)

Mindflash

Do they learn more about their job from formal training (classroom, online, etc.) or do they learn more informally (from peers, managers, etc.)? In the past many companies viewed informal learning as a negative reflection on their formal training programs.

Take a Peek Inside TechSmith - Interview with Bill Hamilton

TechSmith Camtasia

It was a great article. What do you think? In the beginning, we took on contract programming and consulting projects until we were completely product financed in 1994. How many employees do you have? What do you look for in people you hire?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? Point of today’s conversation: talking training, design and development if a marketing person were doing it. What are they doing that’s different?

BE a businessperson

Jay Cross

That question is this: what would Andrew do? Your objective will often be to do convince Andrew what you say/do is worthy of investment. When in doubt about ROI, just ask yourself “What would Andrew Carnegie do?&#. Results do not exist inside the training department.

Game Making for Learning

Usable Learning

The nice thing about their program is that it was very practically based, and the students (almost without exception) were working on projects (websites, marketing materials, etc.) and that by the end of the semester we were just filling in the gaps. As I mentioned earlier, the two things that I wanted the students to achieve by doing this were: Revisit key material. I know this isn’t a new idea : There are lots of folks doing this kind of thing, or related things.

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. Training managers have a lot to do.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. Training managers have a lot to do.

Aging Members Will Stick Around (& Keep Learning) Longer Than You Think

WBT Systems

Businesses will have to bridge that gap with older, 65+ workers. An article in Nautilus , where many of this post’s statistics and quotes were sourced, shares the story of two companies that welcome older workers. “We’re At Goldman Sachs, a ‘returnship’ program provides training to retirees who want to restart their careers. Between 2000 and 2010, the 55+ segment grew from 13 to nearly 20 percent of the workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DIY vs. Formal Learning

Learning Visions

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 DIY vs. Formal Learning DIY Learning (Do-it-Yourself) is the term of the week, it seems. Elliot Masies most recent Learning Trends newsletter leads with the headline "DIY: Do It Yourself Trends". He quotes an article by Dion Hinchcliffe in ZD Net in which Dion states, The idea of DIY (Do It Yourself) is to get developers and IT departments out of the demand loop and letting users self-service themselves. What do you think?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Tip #23: Karmic Learning with Twitter

Learning Visions

Monday, May 18, 2009 eLearning Tip #23: Karmic Learning with Twitter You probably already know that Twitter is the 140-character microblogging platform. While youre there, be sure to check out the previous 22 tips -- all great articles written by Stephen Walsh, one of Kineos founding partners.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning Found via SlashDot , an article in todays Sydney Morning Herald " Research points the finger at PowerPoint." You know -- appeal to multiple learning styles; address the needs of both auditory and visual learners.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life Backlash and Controversy

Learning Visions

As you may know, Ive only been there once. Donald does a great job recapping various articles and provides some useful links, including the following: 2) Second Thoughts on Second Life by Sylvia Martinez. Christopher Simpson also comments: As for doing business, holding meetings and such in SL, its really a matter of what works and what doesnt. But they do like to use it to visit new places or do group activities." The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Debunking the Learning Styles Myth As you may know, Ive been on a focused mission to better understand so-called learning styles and their place -- or not -- in e-Learning. Guy includes the text of a 2001 article by Sigmund Tobias of Fordham University. There are generally many ah-ha moments as people understand the why of the rationale folks do things so differently from the way they do. and now I know all about your background: you do it all!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Go Read a Book

Learning Visions

Reading Well by moriza 73% of Americans said they had read "a book of some kind", according to a survey cited in this fascinating article (I was reading way past my bedtime last night): Twilight of the Books: What will life be like if people stop reading? What do you think?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Women, Gaming & the Guild Master Ceiling

Learning Visions

A basic premise of the book is that gamers are on their way into the workplace and will be changing how we do business. I think there may be a difference in whether girls identify themselves as gamers or not, even if they do play games. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

This August 21 article posted by Sharon Gaudin in Information Week reports that Half of Companies are Blocking Facebook: "Employers are increasingly blocking access to Facebook because theyre concerned about the time wasted and the information leaked when workers use social networks on company time." The article gives no specifics, making me wonder if the threat is real or just imagined by the corporate control freaks. Of course, no company can do so, but many of them still try.

Learning is Not a Hat, and One Size Does Not Fit All

mLevel

Do you feel like it fairly measured your intelligence and knowledge? Without her influence I would have gone astray and who knows where I would have wound up. I work feverishly to review content (using articles, books, videos, games, etc.)

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: All The Worlds A-Twitter

Learning Visions

After reading Jane Harts article Understanding Todays Learner , I realized Id better be walking the talk and trying out all the hot new "learning" tools. That sort of freaked me out and I momentarily panicked -- how do I reply back and just how did they find me so fast? (oh, Not a bad start-up time, if I do say so myself. I know that Karyn Romeis has a cold. I know people consolidate and slim down ( Brent , for instance), but Im not sure Im ready for that challenge.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. This past year we started doing more video interviews with SMEs using Flip cameras over the XL1. I wrote an article recently about this -> [link] 4:01 AM Joel Harband said. Lose sight of those things and everything you do is poo.

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Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

technologies into our training programs, but rarely do we find a client that wants to create a robust learning environment comprised of both formal and informal components.

Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

Performance Learning Productivity

The Research A 2009 study by the Learning & Development Roundtable, a division of the Corporate Executive Board, reported that on-the-job learning had three times the impact on performance improvement over formal training programs.

Learning Is Not a Hat: One Size Does Not Fit All!

mLevel

Without her influence, I certainly would have gone astray – who knows where I would have wound up. Can you imagine trying to train someone like me at a large company on compliance related topics with tools like video, lengthy e-learning programs or, heaven forbid, a power point deck?

Why yesterday’s skills and development strategies aren’t enough to survive today’s digital transformation

Learning Wire

an estimated 60M people are shut off from jobs because of a lack of digital skills: nearly 20% of American adults do not use the Internet at home, work, or at school, or by mobile device [3]. Progress generates a skills gap. 2010). 2010).

How to Choose the Right Course to Build or Membership Site Topic to Focus on with Ryan Levesque

LifterLMS

Let’s do it. When you do a book launch you have to do this big media tour and you get tired of hearing yourself answer the same questions over and over again. Let’s do it. And when I start doing the research it just kept bubbling up as a thing to pursue.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: A Deserted Second Life

Learning Visions

Well, I do know that some educators are experimenting thoughtfully with Second Life ( Karl Kapp , for one). And I also know that theres a lot of hype and a lot of people who havent bought into the whole notion of even having a second life. Do you have a Second Life?

How to Build Executive Alliances

CLO Magazine

This From the Vault article was originally published in May 2012 on CLOmedia.com. Bennett and nine other individuals dissected the company’s structure, role and responsibilities across all divisions to see where there was duplicate work or service gaps.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

In addition to van Merrianboer and Norman, dont miss Writing Training Materials That Work: How to train anyone to do anything by Foshay and Silber. The book builds on the 4C/ID model described in the 2002 article that John Curry linked to. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for 2009

Learning Visions

So easy to clip from articles online, jot down to do lists, and tag and organize it all. Delicious Tag articles as you go. My iPod Touch I know that this is a piece of hardware, but it makes learning and recording information on the fly a breeze, at least when theres wireless around. Flash I dont actually develop a thing with Flash myself, but our designers and programmers do some fabulous stuff with it! What tools do you use? (I

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

I come from an old-school approach: I sort of understand the technology, but I leave the graphics and programming expertise to others. The programming skills should be left to the programmers. This article focused more on what instructional designers should not be (lone gunmen).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs

Learning Visions

Our tools still require the user to work in the Flash environment, but you really dont need to know Flash. The project management stuff from the session was really basic, but the main point I took away was embedded into the program about 40 minutes in.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff

Learning Visions

I read articles, followed links, looked at websites. You know how thats done. Ill do the same for you!) What would they like to do? With a strategy session like this, do you just dive right down into the nitty gritty details? Do you try to keep it more high-level?