eLearning Guild’s 2010 Salary Report

Learning Visions

In case you missed this, the eLearning Guild has recently released the 2010 Salary and Compensation Report (United States) by Temple Smolen, culled from data provided by eLearning Guild members.

Microsoft Word: To Track or Not to Track Changes

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby Track Changes in Microsoft Word is an indispensible tool for editing, but it is not the best tool for the job in every editorial situation. You may find that both tiny details and big-picture edits cause you-and your reviewers-to want less tracking, not more. Deleting the space with Track Changes turned on will create a mark that looks like this: Power-Point. Making the change without tracking it is a good idea.

Social Media Tracking the Nation's Mood

Kapp Notes

Check out this video showing how researchers used Tweats to determine the mood of the country and individual states. A few highlights from the research: The "early morning and late evening" have the "highest level of happiness."

July 2010 Monthly Roundup: 10 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

detailing how eLearning will actually transform from a content delivery and tracking mechanism. In continuation to our series of monthly roundup posts, here is a collection of our top 10 posts for July, each accompanied by a quick brief. LMS- Is It Still About Classroom Training Management?

2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging

Jane Hart

2010 in Review Part 4: Top 100 articles of 2010 2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging On December 28, 2010, in Uncategorized , by Jane Hart During 2010 I used my two blogs (Jane's Pick of the Day and Social Media for Working and Learning ) to reflect on the impact of social media on learning,  the changing shape of workplace learning, as well as my own use of social media for professional use. 

Writing & Grammar: Ways to Deal With Tracked Changes Aversion

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In my classes on editing with Word, I hear one complaint more than any other: "The people whose writing I am reviewing do not know how to use tracked changes." " "My boss hates tracked changes." " IconLogic reader Lia Scott adds, "Those who do attempt to use the online tracking often have difficulty following it--resulting in many double words, extra spaces and formatting issues. by Jennie Ruby.

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The Disconnect As I See It – #LT10UK

Upside Learning

Learning Technologies 2010 was a great learning experience. His argument is primarily against the LMS systems which help us feel in control of providing & measuring access, completions, reporting, tracking, but not learning.

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Time tracking with Toggl

Janet Clarey

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.&# ~William James. It’s pretty damn easy to procrastinate when you work from home (or even if you don’t). I’ve worked from my home office for over four years now.

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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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Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. LMS Resources - aLearning , May 8, 2010 I know, I know.

PowerPoint 2010: Audio Won't Trim? Compress It!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The first track was 2 minutes long, but you trimmed it down to 15 seconds and set it to play across slides. Perhaps your plan was to play the first track when the presentation started, move to the second slide, let the track end and then have the second track start. You probably set the second track on the second slide to start right after the first track ended, which is the correct process. by AJ George.

Here’s How to Be an E-Learning Superstar in 2010

Rapid eLearning

If you’re in the same boat, here are some tips to help make 2010 a good year for you. So if you want 2010 to be the year you really kicked your elearning skills into gear, here are some tips on how to join the rapid elearning community. You won’t regret it and you’ll have a great 2010.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. December 2010 November 30-December 3, 2010 International Workshop on Cloud Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (CPSRT), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

LMS: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

Works excellent for course management, delivery and tracking of formal learning. The LMS has been a hot discussion topic for some time now.

Three Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Regardless of whether it’s a pre-class micro-course (5 -10 min) or a post class follow-up in the form of summaries, scenarios that help learner apply some of what they learnt; quizzes (you can even track scores if you wish), mobile devices work perfectly well.

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Digital Instructional Media Design 101 – Designing for Flow

Upside Learning

You lost track of time? He describes flow as a mental state where an individual is so completely caught up in an activity that they lose track of time. When was the last time you were so involved in what you were doing that you forgot yourself? You were ‘in the zone’?

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2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

LMS Products of the Year 2010. Extended Enterprise 2010 System of the Year. Procurement Tracking. A lot of great products out there this year, new updates and latest versions; new companies, new services and just some real innovation. These standout to me. I include Learning Portals, LCMSs, as part of the mix. Categories. Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Learn.com). Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered.

Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

Web delivered content can be tracked and managed through their proprietary mobile delivery and tracking system (MDTS). The Pushcast Player takes care of tracking and reporting to server.

Future of Learning Technology – 2015

Upside Learning

The ability to measure informal learning may be done through the system itself, and constant tracking of some metrics will help learning designers monitor the ‘learning/performance health’ of the system and its users.

PowerPoint 2007: Converting Presentations to Movies

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Right-click the audio track on the timeline and notice that a shortcut menu pops up with audio options including Mute , Fade In , Fade Out , and Volume. by AJ George.

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Google nGram tracks word usage over time

Jay Cross

Google nGram viewer shows the frequency of words in books over time. Frequency of social, informal, training, and learning over the last century. Live view. Just Jay

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Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

On Feb 15, 2010, at Mobile World Congress 2010, Adobe announced Adobe AIR for mobile devices, a consistent runtime for standalone applications which is an outcome of Adobe initiated Open-Screen project. To begin with it will be available on Android in 2010.

Web 3.0 Presentation – The Way Forward?

Upside Learning

Interesting to see that in the world of Web 3.0 , eLearning will actually transform from a content delivery and tracking mechanism. Haven’t had enough time to blog, the result of preoccupation with a large project. Having mentioned Web 3.0 often in the past , I continue my research into it.

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Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

More specifically, it should deliver, track and record standalone tests that are linked to particular competencies. A touch dramatic, isn’t it? Now that I have your attention, please bear with me. There’s method in my madness… The myth of rapid authoring.

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Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 3

Upside Learning

This article underscores the criticality of social learning strategy formulation, community design, rewards and incentives, content quality, and benefits tracking. 63 Great eLearning Posts And Hottest Topics For November 2010. Best Social Media Enabled Smartphones Of 2010.

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January 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Top Informal Learning links for the first month of 2010. Protecting Reputations Online in Plain English - Common Craft – Explanations In Plain English - , January 6, 2010. A Few Thoughts on the Nexus One - OReilly Radar , January 5, 2010. Networking Reconsidered - HarvardBusiness.org , January 4, 2010. Tonight On CrunchGear: Live At CES - TechCrunch , January 7, 2010. The opposite of “open” is “theirs” - Joho the Blog , January 14, 2010.

UpsideLMS Is One Of The Five Emerging Learning Managements To Watch!

Upside Learning

Similar to YouTube content, these videos can track who uploaded the content and when the videos were uploaded or updated and monitor the number of views.”.

eLearning & mLearning: Using Color in Learning, Part III

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Keeping track of a full spectrum of colors and how they relate to an even wider array of emotions and sentiments can get overwhelming. by AJ George.

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Most other balloon settings are found in the Track Changes Options dialog box. Click the bottom half of the Track Changes tool, and select Change Tracking Options. by Jennie Ruby. Short answer: yes.

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Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

Functionality of some kind for offline tracking if courses are not being delivered from any LMS. For example, for a course published through Articulate, if I’d wanted SCORM tracking with a different behavior, I might be able to achieve that using the SDK provided by Articulate.

How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Back Channel - the workplace can also use microblogging as a back channel for live training webcasts to track the user’s responses, ask questions or to share any related information. In a couple of years, microblogging tools have become very popular.

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General Considerations for Mobile Learning (mLearning)

Upside Learning

What actions or activities will need to be tracked? We move on to actually asking about tracking learners, how will learning activities or content be administered and tracked?

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Mobile Learning – SMS Can Get You Started

Upside Learning

Also helps teacher/trainer keep track of back chatter. Mobile is surely the future of learning. I believe that and have written about it earlier – here and here.

SCORM Cloud- Will It Really Change The Game?

Upside Learning

Tracking learners outside LMS as well. Better to change the LMS which doesn’t let you track SCORM courses or cannot patch a module to do so. Read this news about SCORM Cloud going live on Monday 7 th June.