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Vegas Workshop Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are the resources and slides from my workshop presentation in Las Vegas. Introduction Materials for Gamification Workshop from Karl Kapp. Motivation slides from Workshop from Karl Kapp. Proceedings of PRESENCE 2006: The 9th Annual International Workshop on Presence.

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.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Converting Empty Phrases to Gold

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby.   It is important to note that empty phrases relate to the reader's amount of interest concerning your topic. Empty words and phrases, such as the ones in bold in the preceding sentence, delay giving your readers the information they want, create a boring tone, and make your material seem vague and difficult.

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.

Eight Tips for LMS Implementation

Upside Learning

The training should include tutorials and workshops for instructors and students and should also pre-train the selected team members in any skills that they must know before implementation.

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Learning and teaching with Twitter

Learning with e's

I have presented a few workshops now on how to use Twitter as a learning and teaching tool. In the meantime, here's the slideshow I used at a recent workshop on Teaching with Twitter at the Ulearn Conference in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Why You Need PowerPoint 2010 for Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I get a lot of questions about upgrading to PowerPoint 2010. PowerPoint 2010 has built on that success and added a lot of features that will make the production process that much more efficient. It’s become even more the case now that PowerPoint 2010 has some additional features.

John Blackmon – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

John: Actually, Flypaper was bundled with Lectora in 2010, when Flash creation was still extremely relevant in the industry. ABOUT JOHN BLACKMON (Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Trivantis Corporation). As Chief Technology Officer for Trivantis Corporation, John Blackmon is responsible for all aspects of development and strategy for the company’s eLearning products.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

“In July 2010, Rackspace Hosting and NASA jointly launched an open-source cloud-software initiative known as OpenStack. I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.

Rapid E-Learning Workshop: How to Create a Tabbed Notebook

Rapid eLearning

In this case, it’s a tutorial that I created over two years ago after a rapid elearning workshop I had given. The output of the workshop is an interactive tabbed notebook. Click here to view the rapid elearning workshop. I hope you enjoy the quick workshop and notebook templates.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

June 2010. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss.

Games To Gamification

Learnnovators

The term ‘gamify’ or ‘gamification’ was first used in the digital media industry in the year 2008, but it gained popularity only in the second half of 2010. Imagine yourself living some two million years ago. Your survival would have been mainly through hunting and food gathering.

Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Laura is a respected industry expert and speaker, conducting workshops and stimulating debate around the globe. The Colin Corder Award 2010, The Learning and Performance Institute, February 2010. . ABOUT LAURA OVERTON (MD, Towards Maturity).

Do People Really Like To Go On Training Courses?

Upside Learning

It’s the responsibility of those in charge of organizational learning, those in charge of instructional design, and those in charge of class/workshop delivery to make it so. “Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.&# – Plato. What Plato said then holds true for training today.

21st Century L&D Skills

Performance Learning Productivity

It got me thinking about a piece I’d written for TrainingZone a few months ago titled “What does your ideal L&D team look like in 2010?”. L&D Capabilities for 2010 and beyond So, how does all this impact what the L&D department of 2010 and beyond looks like?

The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Seventh Day.

Visual Lounge

VizNetwork provides coaching and conducts workshops on learning, simulations, visualization, and communication all over the world for thousands of people. Have you ever heard the quote, "Practice make perfect"? This also applies in screencasting.

Update: Designing mLearning

Clark Quinn

I’m glad to have a firm date, and the only real problem with 2 Feb is that it makes a dodgy proposition of having the book available for the very good TechKnowledge conference (where I’m presenting a mobile learning workshop on 1 February). Well, it’s been a bit of a saga, but there are some new developments about my forthcoming: Designing mLearning: Tapping Into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Acronyms Happen

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby Nearly every piece of technical writing has acronyms. Yet they can be a barrier to a reader who is trying to absorb technical information or to a learner who is encountering new terms for the first time. Of course most editors know to spell out an acronym on first use and introduce the acronym in parentheses. For

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Mind Mapping

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby Circles, boxes, and lines on large paper have long been the tools of writers in search of an outline. Add colors, sketches, faces, and numbers, and you have a writing tool called mind mapping. Mind mapping is a way to get your thoughts, plans, and ideas from abstract and random to concrete and organized. The pressure to write an outline in list form can block your thoughts. Mind mapping allows you to scribble, scrawl, or draw your individual ideas in any order, in any position.

Meet Anton Bollen - TechSmith's New Evangelist

Visual Lounge

Need help with your workshop? I'm happy to announce that there is a new kid on the block! No, not a new boy band member , but rather a new TechSmith evangelist! Anton Bollen will be joining Education Evangelist, Dave McCollom and me! Anton is TechSmith's new European Evangelist.

Blending Formal and Informal Learning at EMC

Janet Clarey

The formal components include rapid eLearning (Articulate), virtual classroom, and live instructor-led and workshop. I just quick wanted to share this blended learning graphic from EMC , a provider of information infrastructure systems (and thanks for letting me use it!). Because they’ve acquired over 35 companies in the last five years (and have 50 new product launches each quarter), they have 10,000+ people who need an in-depth understanding of products.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Presentation: “Twitter in Education, what next?” - Dont Waste Your Time , September 10, 2010 As a follow-up to my (successful?)

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learning Light has noted a revival in the learning management system (LMS) market since 2010 – largely due to a fall in the perceived cost of LMS ownership as well as technological advances in today’s LMSs. From being a term used exclusively in academic circles (around 2010), ‘social learning’ has made steady progress. ABOUT BOB LITTLE (Senior Partner, Bob Little Press & PR).

Writing & Grammar Workshop: The Reverse Outline

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby. Essays, narratives, introductions, reviews and opinion pieces can benefit from reverse outlining. In a reverse outline, you take your first draft and label its parts. Every paragraph gets a label summarizing its main idea, or at least its first idea. You can write these labels in the margin of a printout, in a separate screen, or on a piece of paper. Once you have identified the first topic of a paragraph, check the rest of the paragraph to make sure it sticks to its topic.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: One Word or Two?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby. My colleague was writing on his laptop across the room when he asked "Is smackdown one word or two?" " Intrigued as to why a training professional was writing about wrestling or extreme fighting, I walked over to take a look at his document. "Show me how you are using it," I said. "Are you using it as a noun or a verb?" " "Why do you need to know how I'm using it? I just need to know one word or two!"

Can a Workshop Change Behavior?

The Peformance Improvement

Companies invest billions of dollars on half-day, full-day, and multi-day workshops with the hope that these one-time events will somehow make a difference. Vendors, who would rather sell workshops than results, are eager to claim that their product will make a difference. What companies don’t know much about is if these one-time workshops truly change behavior significantly.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint Color Swatch : quickly create custom color themes in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010. Kineo’s sponsoring a couple of elearning workshops. The other day this guy asked me how to develop color schemes for his rapid elearning courses.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. 5 Must-See PowerPoint Tutorials for Creating Better Training - Mindflash , September 29, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Is It Website or Web Site?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  To the great joy of my colleague AJ at IconLogic, who tipped me off about this change, and to the relief of writers and editors everywhere who use the Associated Press Stylebook , the 2010 edition has declared website to be one word and lowercase, instead of the official spelling listed in Websters: Web site. by Jennie Ruby.

Grammar Workshop: Can I start a Sentence With "This"?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby When a desperate-sounding student asked me this week why it was incorrect to start a sentence with the word this, I realized I was once again in Bogus Grammar Rule land. This bogus rule was a new one to me, but some editor somewhere was making my student miserable over it. First, let's be clear that the actual rules of grammar, as found in grammar books, do not forbid starting a sentence with the word this.

Grammar Workshop: i.e. versus e.g. and such as versus like

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby Interrupting a sentence to explain a term or give examples of a concept is a way to get your reader to see immediately how the new information relates to the real world. But how to introduce the interruption is something many writers are shaky on. Should I use e.g.? Should I use the words "such as" or the word "like"? Is i.e. the same as e.g.? Where do the commas go with all of these? Here is a guide to simplify your choice of interruption style: i.e. = that is.

A new vision for IT customer training

Clive on Learning

Top dollar can be charged for short, face-to-face workshops which fill in the gaps and meet customer-specific needs. A month back I had the fortune of being asked to present to CEdMA, an association of senior training managers in large IT companies who have the responsibility for training up their organisations’ customers in their various products. It was clear from their discussion that the market was changing: Customers are demanding shorter courses.

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Understanding the Tools of the Social Learning Landscape - Free as in Freedom , November 2, 2010I am with Mark Oelhert this morning in his all day workshop about the tools of the Social Learning Landscape. Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. e-Clippings (blogoehlert) , November 8, 2010**Please use W-A-S-D keys to move through this post, mouse to look around, space bar to jump and left-click to fire. Workshop (57).

Writing & Grammar Workshop: More on Funny. or Not

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby I was happy to receive multiple responses to my humor article last week. During my article, I asked whether humor has a place in training materials. One reader wrote that the reason you don't see much humor in training materials is that humor is hard to create, or create well, so that many writers don't even try. Another reader agreed, saying that it was about time "a few brave souls take the risk and thereby encourage others to catch the humor wave."