Pick of the month: October 2012

Jane Hart

1 - Defining social learning – Marcia Conner, 4 October 2012. L&D needs to initiate a social learning program before the organization learns socially. ” 2 - Can Learnist hold the key to enterprise learning - Paul, 5 October 2012.

Lessons from the past

dVinci Interactive

Soon after, Apple Computer introduced the Macintosh with Hypercard which, according to Steve Jobs, was an object oriented “programming language for the rest of us.” Now instructional designers weren’t constrained by the limited functions in programs like IconAuthor.

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eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] December 5-6, 2011 Academic Medical and Health Science Centers : Integrated Plans for Integrated Programs, 5 th annual, San Diego, California, USA. link] December 8-9, 2011 Lessons and Insights from Ten eLearning Masters , offered by the eLearning Guild, online. Clayton R.

Three Great Takeaways from ASTD 2012


When I registered for the ASTD International Conference & Expo 2012 over a month ago, I planned to write a recap post for two reasons: First, it’s a chance to share what I learned so people who couldn’t attend might learn something from my experience.


The End of the Road for me at Adobe. 2012 and Beyond.

mLearning Revolution

2012 and Beyond? I can’t remember being as excited as I am these days with the new opportunities that lie ahead in 2012. I will also be launching Online Training programs for these tools. So that’s it, that’s my plan for 2012. First and foremost, Happy New Year!

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Pick of the Month: April 2012

Jane Hart

Note, for easy reference, all the resources in my daily Picks are collated monthly on my 2012 Reading List. “As the web rapidly transforms the way we consume knowledge, here’s a quick look at innovative tools, programs, and startups that are rapidly changing how we learn.”

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The Rise and Fall of 3D Learning – Lessons from Real Implementations

Learning Cafe

About two years later, the global L&D group commissioned the first formal 3D learning project – a New Hire Orientation program, envisioned as a game changer in virtual learning. I was one of the many L&D Managers tasked with promoting the program amongst various Geos.

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Revisiting Learning Styles

Experiencing eLearning

I admit that when I was taught learning styles in my education program, I didn’t question it. If I was teaching music today, I’d do that same kind of lesson, just not because of learning styles. As part of David Kelly’s Learning Styles Awareness Day , I’m revisiting the idea of learning styles. It made intuitive sense, and I’d never heard a real criticism of the theory.

Educational Game Design Q&A

Clark Quinn

Started with my first job out of college, designing and programming educational computer games. Also, I strongly believe you should source the full suite of talent a game design needs: writing, audio, graphic, programming, UI, learning design, etc.

Adobe Captivate: Force Re-Publish

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

over older versions of the program is the overall speed of the publishing process. I'm not sure why this occurs, but I did find a way to ensure my published lessons always show my edits. When Nevertheless, all of your edits will make it into the published lesson.

Adobe Captivate 6: Scrolling Text in a Text Entry Box

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel    Text Entry Boxes (TEBs) allows your learners to type directly into your eLearning lesson. Personally, I think TEBs offer the highest level of interactivity you can add to a lesson without the need for advanced programming skills.

Introducing: mLearning Design Training [6-hr Workshop with RJ Jacquez]

mLearning Revolution

Learn key lessons in mobile learning from mobile apps. mLearning lessons from mobile apps. mLearning design lessons from mobile apps. UPDATE : If you are interested in helping me promote this training, I have created an affiliate program HERE.

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Five Ways to Spice Up Employee Training Programs


Most employee training and education programs focus on just a few required, core topics: basic skills, computer systems, and keeping current on industry regulations or changes. But that’s such a small part of what a great training program can be.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. link] December 1-5, 2012 Learning Forward Conference, (Learning Forward is the new name for the National Staff Development Council, NSDC), Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Revisiting Learning Styles

Experiencing eLearning

I admit that when I was taught learning styles in my education program, I didn’t question it. If I was teaching music today, I’d do that same kind of lesson, just not because of learning styles.

Why eLearning is Critical to an Organization


Heck, high schools across the nation are incorporating an online portion to their classes through robust LMS systems and dynamic lesson plans that require interaction through social media beyond just the classroom.

Reimagining Learning

Clark Quinn

I think about this at several scales, from an individual lesson plan to a full curriculum. The choice of evaluation should be competency-based, assessed by rubrics, even jointly designed ones. You could also be algorithmic in programming some feedback around tech-traversal.

Adobe Captivate: FMRs Rule?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The program has always been able to record Full Motion Recordings (FMRs). To create an FMR during the recording process, simply select Full Motion from the Recording Type area and record your lesson

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Working with Screen Readers

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Screen readers are programs designed to allow visually impaired learners to navigate through a website or eLearning lesson by reading the content out loud. As you create eLearning projects in Captivate, you can certainly add accessibility, but you cannot control how a screen reader interprets the accessible components you add to any one lesson. Adobe has invested significant resources into Captivate to ensure the lessons you create have the capability of being compliant.

Adobe Captivate 6: FPS Your MP4's

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Copy the downloaded MP4Settings.ini file to the Captivate install directory (this is typicallyC:Program FilesAdobeAdobe Captivate 6 (32 Bit or 64 Bit). Any interactivity that you might have added to the lesson won't work at all. by Kevin Siegel    I received an email from a Captivate developer who was publishing a Captivate project as an MP4 video so that it could be used in Adobe Premiere.

Lessons from LEGO®: Training Techniques to Encourage Learning

E-learning Uncovered

So, what does LEGO do (that we can use when developing training programs) to help someone learn to transform that pile of 309 plastic LEGO pieces into a plane? The box, cover, commercials, and television programs make the kids WANT to participate in the learning experience.

Trish Holliday Teaches Tennessee a Lesson

CLO Magazine

In 2012, Tennessee became the first state in the country to establish an official chief learning officer role, appointing Trish Holliday to the position. She got early support in achieving this goal when Bill Haslam was appointed governor in 2012.

Sharing Failure

Clark Quinn

I’ve earlier talked about the importance of failure in learning, and now it’s revealed that Apple’s leadership development program plays that up in a big way. In an article in Macrumors (obviously, an Apple info site), they detail part of Adam Lashinsky’s new Inside Apple book that reports on Apple executive development program.

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Triathlon Training: The Ideal Model for All Training

Kapp Notes

So what lessons can be drawn between training for a triathlon and creating effective learning? This Saturday I am running my first ever International Length Triathlon in Atlantic City, NJ. Yes, I am going to swim one mile, bike 20 and then run 6.2 miles.

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This Week’s Gamification Blog Book Tour Stop

Kapp Notes

Join your tour guides who will describe the process undertaken to choose a vendor, work out technical details, prepare instructors and conduct a pilot program learning within a 3D virtual environment. This engaging, exciting session highlights lessons learned from a real live implementation. TODAY’s BLOG BOOK TOUR STOP: June 6: Live appearance at the 8th ANNUAL INNOVATIONS IN e-LEARNING SYMPOSIUM.

Proven Strategy to Improve e-Learning Effectiveness


The easiest (and most obvious way) is to require interaction with the module in order for the lesson to progress. Once the task is complete, open up the editing program and begin inserting interaction components to the entire (or part of) the recording.

9 Best eLearning Websites to Grasp Knowledge of Programming

Your Training Edge

As the technology trends are advancing, computer programming is becoming the core competency of all kinds of work. Nowadays, many people hold the potential and have the chance to become an expert in many of the programming languages such as C++ and JavaScript.

Changing the Focus of Training

Your Training Edge

Many organizations will never operate the same again, and many are looking for ways to absorb the lessons learned and move forward with new structures and operations. Did the training integrate efficiencies such as e-learning and on-the-job programs? If not, take the time to revamp these programs to make them as efficient in delivery and subject matter as possible. Focus any formal programs on these aspects of leadership and you’ll be able to show efficiency.

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Teach Learners to Use Job Aids

Integrated Learnings

In short, research suggests that the internet has changed the way our brains store information - instead of remembering the information itself, we've become programmed to remember how to access information for future reference. If all the details of a process flow (or something similar) are already written out in a job aid, why repeat all of that content in an eLearning lesson? By Shelley A. Gable.

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How We Helped Faculty Move Courses Online

Allison Rossett

During much of that time, I led a well-funded program in which we incentivized faculty to experiment with technologies to improve teaching and learning. The program had impact. Several alumni faculty share lessons learned. Suzanne Aurilio is my guest blogger.

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How We Helped Faculty Move Their Courses Online

Allison Rossett

During much of that time, I led a well-funded program in which we incentivized faculty to experiment with technologies to improve teaching and learning. The program had impact. Several alumni faculty share lessons learned. Suzanne Aurilio is my guest blogger.

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Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

If you want to read further articles you will find many more that I have saved in my 2012 Reading List. 1 - Through the 70-20-10 looking glass , Charles Jennings, ITA, 29 December 2012. ” 2 - A company of one in an architecture of cooperation , Stowe Boyd, 1 January 2012.

ScreenChomp for Language Learning

TechSmith Camtasia

“Their videos become personal flash cards, review lessons for a classmate, and a record of progress over the semester.” For fall 2012, her school is introducing a 1:1 iPad program , which means more chances to Chomp!

Competition Finalist 1: John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime Uni. Case Study


In addition, the University encompasses a wide array of centers and programs, libraries, museums, administrative support offices and a training center that supports continuing training and education programs. The system of programs uses both on-campus and off-campus methods of delivering education to a wide range of students around the globe, who want to enhance their competencies to better, prepare them for a career in maritime institutions and industries. Lessons Learned.

How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It


Case studies started to come out sharing stories of programs that focused on the learning potential that could be harnessed when you focused on connecting learners with each other as opposed to a more formal top-down approach. He learned the lesson the hard way.