LearnX 2014 Delivers

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LearnX – The Main Event held on 14th October in Melbourne stepped up it’s impact this year, with a change to the format not only reducing the time from 2 days to 1 action packed day, but also with the inclusion of top quality keynote speakers in Layne Beachley and Pat Farmer. Here is a […]. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News

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Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014

Experiencing eLearning

You can vote for your top tools until September 19, 2014. Jane Hart is collecting her eighth annual list of top tools for learning. I haven’t done my list in a few years, but you can see my past lists from 2011 , 2009 , 2008 , and 2007. My list is divided into personal learning and course design/development. Personal Learning. Feedly is my RSS reader of choice since the demise of Google Reader.

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E-Learning events in Australia in 2014

E-Learning Provocateur

• When: 11-13 February 2014. • When: 20 February 2014. • When: 24-25 February 2014. • When: 12-13 March 2014. • When: 19 March 2014. • When: 9-10 April 2014. • When: 5-7 May 2014. • When: 14-15 May 2014. • When: 20-23 May 2014. EduTECH 2014. • When: 3-4 June 2014. • When: 25-28 August 2014. • When: 25-28 August 2014.

50 key messages for L&D from 2014

Jane Hart

Here are 50 blog posts and articles from 2014 (that I selected from my 2014 Reading list], each of which contains an important message, which is either implicit in the title or is shown in the quote, image or video I have included. January 2014 1 – The Career-Boosting Benefits of Lifelong […].

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Google AI Blog (2014), ‘A picture is worth a thousand (coherent) words: building a natural description of images’ 4 Give Your Video. 12 Ways to Get the Most. Out of Your Authoring Tool gomolearning.com @gomolearning eBook 1 11Index: Table of contents What should you look for and expect.

Meet Us at ASTD ICE 2014

Upside Learning

Please come see us at ASTD 2014 Conference as the training and development industry descends on the nation’s capital to share best practices and insights. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, May 4-7, 2014. Upside Learning ASTD 2014 Conference Learning Technology Solutions Upside Learning, is coming to Washington DC!

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Agile Instructional Design

B Online Learning

At the recent DevLearn 2014 conference in Las Vegas, I attended a presentation on agile instructional design by Megan Torrance. During this presentation she discussed agile instructional design models such as SAM (Successive Approximation Model) and LLAMA (Lot Like Agile Methods Approach). I’m still new to the LLAMA model but Torrence describes it as: “The […].

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Gearing Up For Learning Solutions Conference 2014

Upside Learning

We hope to see you at the Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2014. Upside Learning Learning Solutions 2014 Responsive eLearning Development The Learning Solutions Conference & Expo, which is the leading industry event for technology-supported learning and performance support professionals. This blockbuster of an event will be held from March 19-21 at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Walt Disney World […].

The Best of Breed Learning Tools 2014

Jane Hart

As readers of this blog will know, I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 list on Monday 22 September – a list that I compiled from the votes of over 1,000 learning professionals worldwide. But I am constantly being asked questions like “What is the best blogging tool?” ” “What is the best e-learning authoring […]. Social learning

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My 20 most popular posts in 2014

Jane Hart

Here is a list of my 20 most popular posts in 2014 (as at 21 December) according to comments, and social shares (on Twitter, Facebook, LInkedIn etc). Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 is ready (22 September 2014) Moving beyond e-learning – the new mindset […]. Thanks to everyone who commented or shared. Happy Christmas to all! Social learning

Must reads from June 2014

Jane Hart

Find the others in my 2014 Reading List. Euan Semple (5 June 2014) writes “In the face of this pain tinkering […]. Here is my choice of MUST READs from the posts, articles and videos I tweeted in June. These are the ones that stopped me in my tracks, made me think or inspired me. Do you want transformation or tinkering?, Social learning

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Must reads from May 2014

Jane Hart

Take a look at my 2014 Reading List If you want to […]. It’s been difficult to choose this months MUST READs from the posts and articles I bookmarked last month – but here they are. You can see that there is a common theme running through them. However, the video at the end brings some light relief! Social learning

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Inspiration at DevLearn 2014: From Andrea May (Dashe & Thomson)

Learning Rebels

In this next segment of the DevLearn 2014 reflections – Learning Rebel, Andrea May of Dashe & Thomson, gives us a great peek inside her world of being a first time DevLearn attendee. This time around as I registered to attend DevLearn 2014, I decided to go in with a slightly different mindset. One of the strengths of the eLearning Guild, in my opinion, is securing exceptional keynote speakers for their conferences and DevLearn 2014 was no exception.

Business of eLearning – Trends for 2014

G-Cube

I’m sure by now you’ve seen all kinds of predictions on what elearning is going to look like in 2014. Social, MOOC, gamification, games, byte-sized learning, performance management, mobile content, HTML5, Tin Can API – these were the buzz words in 2013, and many gurus have predicted that these trends will gain further momentum in 2014. So I have tried to put together how the business of elearning might behave in 2014.

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To Storyboard or not to Storyboard?

B Online Learning

One of the fundamental things drummed into people who have embarked down the path of the eLearning developer is the need to start your development project with a detailed and well planned storyboard. From this document/PowerPoint/flowchart/drawing, your content can be planned, screens can be devised, interactions envisaged and source material can be sculpted so as […].

Using a Conversational Tone in your eLearning Courses

B Online Learning

In my last blog post, I explored the Modality Principle from the book Elearning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Colvin Clark and Richard Mayer. In this post, I’ve decided to examine another principle in the book – the Personalisation Principle in Chapter 8. The chapter examines 3 types of personalisation principles but I’m […].

2014 Directions

Clark Quinn

The events already queued up include: ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2014 , January 22-24 in Las Vegas, where I’ll be talking on aligning L&D with organizational needs (hint hint). Training 2014 , in San Diego February 2 – 5, where I’ll be running a workshop on advanced instructional design, and talking on learning myths. In addition to time for reflection on the past, it’s also time to look forward.

eLearning Paradigms 2014

Coffee and Design

This content was originally posted on Will Thalheimer’s WillAtWorkLearning: eLearning Paradigms 2014. Below is my categorization of the most important elearning paradigms as of 2014. eLearning Paradigms 2014. *Reblog. Thank you so much Will for creating this paradigms list and your efforts to the eLearning Manifesto.

Best eLearning Resources of 2014

eLearning Brothers

We can’t believe 2014 is coming to a close. If you happened to meet with us personally at an eLearning Conferences this year, you know that we released tons of great eLearning products in 2014: eLearning Stock. Another great part of 2014 was all the great eLearning resources, tips, and tutorials. And thanks to you, for reading our blogs in 2014. The post Best eLearning Resources of 2014 appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

The Best Blog Posts of January 2014

Jane Hart

Here is my personal pick of the best blog posts in January 2014. For all the posts I tweeted and bookmarked in January, see my 2014 Reading List.) 1 – WEARABLES January started off with the usual round of predictions for 2014 and one of the recurring predictions was the increase in use of wearable [.]. Social learning

Global eLearning: When One Size Does Not Fit All

Bottom-Line Performance

Want life to keep you on your toes? Try deploying eLearning to a global audience. Good ideas have to be great ones, and even the best-laid project work plan can be torn asunder as project teams grow and decision makers multiply. We’ve been deploying global eLearning curriculums with our clients for years, and that experience has taught us that, well, every project is truly unique. One size really does not fit all. …But would that last sentence have worked in a global course?

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Practice and Sharing: The Keys to Success

B Online Learning

These were the two messages that stood out over three days in Sydney at the iDesignX Australian Instructional Design Conference (21st March) sponsored by B Online Learning and Articulate and the eLearning Design Workshops with Tom Kuhlmann and David Anderson (22nd and 23rd March). I was fortunate to attend the sessions in Sydney last week and for […].

Must reads from August 2014

Jane Hart

I tweeted the links to well over 60 interesting articles and resources in August, and having done my monthly review of all those I shared, here are my recommendations of 7 articles to read (with some quoted passages as tasters) and 2 videos to watch from last month’s selection. 1 – In How the Web Became Our […]. Social learning

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The Top 10 Human Capital Trends of 2014 Part 2

Lambda Solutions

Last week we introduced the first four human capital trends of 2014 that were uncovered in Bersin by Deloitte’s annual human capital survey. The three key areas of strategic focus in human capital management centered around leadership development, attracting and engaging top talent and reinventing the HR Management System (HRMS) so that they are robust and […] The post The Top 10 Human Capital Trends of 2014 Part 2 appeared first on Lambda Solutions.

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eLearning In A Multi-Device World

Upside Learning

The multi-device world is well and truly upon us. We are all using 2 or more devices in a day. As a matter of fact, in our recent webinars on Responsive eLearning, one of our polls showed that audience members were using an average of 3+ devices in a day. Simultaneously, we're also getting used […]. eLearning Development elearning in a multi-device world

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Video Games and Motivation

B Online Learning

Every year globally, people spend huge amounts of money and time playing video games. Most people who engage in video game play choose to do so voluntarily, because it is fun and they enjoy it. This makes it an intrinsically motivating activity. Research into video game play has tended to focus on either the positive […].

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Applying the Modality Principle in eLearning

B Online Learning

In a recent eLearning workshop, I was asked if it was really worthwhile using audio in our online modules. The person who asked the question had previous negative experiences where audio was used. It reminded me of the Modality Principle that I had read about in Clark and Mayer’s eLearning and the Science of Instruction. […].

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Must reads from July 2014

Jane Hart

Every day I receive hundreds of new posts and articles in my Feedly stream. I can’t read them all from beginning to end, so I scan the headlines for those that are “clickworthy”, then I skim those articles to see if they contain anything of real value for me, and if so, I go back and […]. Social learning

Top Tools for Learning: My Personal Top 10 for 2014

Jane Hart

It’s only a couple of weeks before voting closes in the 8th Annual Learning Tools survey on Friday 19 September, which will result in the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 list being revealed on Monday 22 September. There have now been over 900 contributions to the survey, so I’d like to say a big […]. Social learning

Tips for Developing ELearning In-House

LearnDash

If your organization is in need of course development, then you generally have two options: create the material in-house, or outsource the development to another firm. There is not a clear-cut answer as to which you should choose as it is dependent on a variety of factors. That said, I have found that many organizations will first try to keep content development and management in-house to leverage their current workforce.

5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

For some instructional designers the accessibility standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act can become a source of confusion, frustration, and anxiety during eLearning course design. If web accessibility issues for disabled users aren’t accounted for and addressed at the outset of the design process, the back end of a project can morph into an imposing labyrinth of alt-text, tabbing, transcript, and template color contrast nightmares.

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Geenio @ DevLearn 2014

Geenio

Days leading up to Halloween 2014, a conference took place in fabulous Las Vegas called “DevLearn”, the world’s biggest e-learning event produced by the eLearning Guild. . Dev Learn 2014 Results . Kudos to Dev Learn 2014! devlearn devlearn 2014 geenio vegas lasvegas bellagioThe Geenio team was on board for the conference as well as the expo for the third consecutive year and the second time as an exhibitor and a sponsor.

eLearning Trends That Will Fizzle, Sizzle, or Simmer in 2014

Bottom-Line Performance

Storytelling in Training: This trend/topic that began peeking its head out last year, and seems off to a roaring start in 2014. Agile development: This one got very hot in 2013, and I think interest in it will remain strong in 2014 and beyond. I think 2014 will have it burning brighter – but for very specific uses, not broad use like “Click NEXT to continue” did in eLearning. I think this one could go from simmer to sizzle at some point in 2014.

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Testing Of Multi-Device eLearning Projects

Upside Learning

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Facing 21st Century Instructional Design Challenges by Tom Kuhlmann

B Online Learning

Watch the opening address at iDesignX 2014 by Key Speaker, Tom Kuhlmann, VP Articulate Community. Tom discusses how technology is changing the way we teach. What do we need to know and how do we keep up? Understand how technology has changed the way courses are designed. Look for opportunities to craft great learning experiences. […].

Use Gamification to Put Your Learners at Risk!

B Online Learning

Last week I presented at the iDesignX conference in Sydney. It was great day and it was wonderful to connect with some many other eLearning practitioners and meet the Articulate legends a.k.a Tom Kuhlmann and David Anderson. My presentation was called Personalising Learning through Conditional Interactivity. I examined how we could use gamification techniques to […].

Critical Elements of Instructional Design

LearnDash

While each elearning project is unique in its own right, there are still a handful of shared characteristics no matter what the topic or who the audience. If you are developing elearning courses, over time you start to pick up on these patterns. In fact, with enough practice, much of this becomes second nature. Still, it can be helpful to create a checklist so that you are always sure that your courses take into consideration the components that span across all projects.