Closing Out 2014 With A Bang

Nick Leffler

Well, I decided to split them into two posts for the final few days of 2014 with just one day to spare. I’m closing out 2014 with a bang after working tirelessly for a month trying to put out the highest quality Udemy course I could. During my creating of some of the lectures I had some content that wasn’t well explained in the typical screencast method of the course., LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. Closing Out 2014 With Learning Reflection.

Creating Secret Facebook Groups to Create Class Discussion

DigitalChalk eLearning

When looking to find an effective method to create discussion for your class, training, or just group discussion, creating a Facebook group is a great way to do this. When you create a secret group this hides the group and all its content from anyone else on Facebook. Here are the steps you need to take to create your private Facebook group. Login to your Facebook account. Click the “Create Group” option in the left sidebar on your Facebook homepage.

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On the MOOC Horizon: Tin Can API

Your Training Edge

Tin Can is an application programming interface, or API, which is essentially a method that allows information to be shared across software programs. For example, an API makes it possible for you to share a YouTube video on Facebook or a photo on Twitter. Copyright 2014 Bryant Nielson. Over the course of the past year on this blog, I’ve described several ways MOOCs are already changing training and development.


Our eLearners desire something human. The best designs let something human look back at them.

Coffee and Design

May 2014. Consider: CompuServe, AOL, MySpace, Google, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp. I can share something—on Twitter or Facebook or Instagram—about what I’s currently experiencing and immediately hear from others experiencing the same thing.”. Yes this can have it’s advantages which is probably why eLearning as often a method chosen by many students in the first place. I have enjoyed this month’s issue of Wired, especially an article from senior writer, Mat Honan.

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mLearning – the trend that’s NOT? mSupport the trend that might be?

Bottom-Line Performance

Only 1.39% of the 2013 ASTD State of the Industry report respondents indicate they used mobile as a distribution method. I assume this would be via Facebook or Twitter but it wasn’t specified the way “me” time was. Clark Quinn is a long-time advocate of the use of mobile technologies to support learning efforts.

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Valuing Your Association’s eLearning: Tips for Pricing Membership Education

Association eLearning

It’s all in how you promote the product to your members, no matter the method of delivery. Join us March 6, 2014 at 1:00PM EST for a free webinar, Assessing Your Market for Education Products , presented by Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele from Tagoras and Jack McGrath from Digitec Interactive. Share this on Facebook.

Project Management on a Shoestring Budget

Association eLearning

For example, you can sketch out a flow diagram showing each deliverable, the number of reviews allowed, which stakeholders are involved at each round, and the method of collecting feedback. Share this on Facebook. So, your association has decided to create a new online course. But whether you’re teaming with an experienced eLearning provider or have decided to go it alone, this may be the first time you’ve ever served as the project manager on an eLearning project.

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How to Best Train the Gen Y

Origin Learning

Facebook 0 Twitter 3 Google+ 0 LinkedIn 2 Pinterest 0 Every generation brings with it a new set of fads, mindsets, trends and even ethical principles, we could say. Another innovative method of teaching these young professionals is by applying techniques used in some video games (such as multi-path scenarios) that put learners in control.

Secret to Creating Self-Motivated Learners

Association eLearning

If your association already uses an annual survey or other method of polling members, include questions related to professional development and continuing education offerings. Share this on Facebook. When was the last time you got excited about learning something new? Maybe it was the first time you said something in another language or played a song on a musical instrument. Why was this experience exciting?

Instructional Designer

Association eLearning

As an Instructional Designer, you will create eLearning experiences that will include: • Working collaboratively with our in-house team, clients and subject matter experts to gather and understand content and to determine appropriate instructional approach and delivery method(s). Share this on Facebook. Job Title: Instructional Designer. Status: Fulltime. Location: Orlando, FL. Job Category: eLearning, software, instructional design, training, education.

Email is Cheap, but isn’t (Always) the Answer

Association eLearning

When it comes to appropriate marketing strategy for your association, processes can look different from one organization to the next – although, there is a ton of overlap in the methods used. Share this on Facebook. This is a guest blog post by Meagan Rockett. She is the Director, Client Solutions with Greenfield Services Inc.

Simplify Your Learning: 5 Tips for Slimming Down

Association eLearning

Bullet points are another popular method for reducing the word count. Share this on Facebook. At some point, we’ve all been stuck in a meeting or class that seemed to drag on forever. You don’t want anyone to have that feeling while they’re taking your eLearning. If a course or lesson lasts too long, learners are likely to stop paying attention and start wondering, “How much is left?” So, here are 5 tips for keeping your online education focused and easy to digest.

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When CEs Aren’t Enough: How to Engage and Empower Learners

Association eLearning

Incorporate knowledge checks, learning activities, team challenges, scenarios, and other proven methods for increasing engagement and knowledge retention. Share this on Facebook. My husband works in the emergency medical and public safety field and is required to complete X number of continuing education (CE) hours per year to keep his certifications. He can obtain his CEs by attending meetings, reading journals, and taking instructor-led or online classes.

Resources from Training Magazine Network Webinar

Kapp Notes

We explore several methods for applying game-thinking to your online and classroom learning designs by participating in a gamified learning event. Facebook Page on Gamification of Learning and Instruction. Facebook Gamification Page. In this webinar, for Training Magazine Network , I discussed how Gamification should be thought of as a design sensibility and not merely a digital tool.

3 Use Cases For Integrating e-Learning In Your Business In 2015


With e-Learning you can train your sales force methodically, with efficiency, and with fixed costs, whether they are 10 or 10,000 employees. If you know how to post a message on Facebook, you have all the skills it takes. The holiday season.

Web vs Apps: The Battle Rages On


the Facebook and Messages app for Facebook, the Google Maps app for Google Maps, etc). Mobile learning, save for specialized methods like flash cards, is nicely served by web apps. In 2005 things seemed clear. The Web was the undisputed king, and with the advent of AJAX and modern CSS, future software was going to be written for the browser.

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New Knowledge Direct® LMS Version 6.5.1 Now Available

Association eLearning

Ability to import questions via plain-text method. ? Share this on Facebook. Knowledge Direct partners have something special to celebrate this month! Digitec has just released the latest version of its award-winning Knowledge Direct learning management system (LMS). Check out what’s NEW in version 6.5.1! Learner experience updates: Course Catalog. ? Filtering by competency. Course Assignments. ? Organized by most recently accessed. Experience Portfolio. ?

Connected Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

This learning might be achieved by the manager-in-training observing a few performance review sessions conducted by other managers (in-person or on YouTube) followed by learning-from-action, or it might be achieved by circulating a question on Facebook or Linkedin asking for advice about performance reviews, or it might be achieved by assigning employees the task of creating a performance review guide, or it might be achieved by some combination of these different methods.

Learners promoting change

Learning with 'e's

The videos accompanying these posts also reveal student concerns over traditional methods of teaching and learning, and a significant shift toward more autonomous, proactive and collaborative learning approaches. Some students set up their own learner group Facebook pages, so that they can communicate to each other more easily and regularly on course related issues. bett2014 BETT show BYOD Change education FaceBook innovation learning Technology

Gamification in ACTION


By 2014, more than 70% of global 2000 organizations will have at least one ‘gamified’ application.” – Gartner. Gamification increases participation in online communities, with an average of 13 percent more comments, 22 percent more sharing on Twitter and Facebook and 68 percent more content discovery.” – Gigya Survey. By 2014, 80 percent of current gamified applications will fail to meet business objectives primarily due to poor design.” – Gartner.

Is Your m-Learning Secure? The Threat and How to Avoid It.


Technology] policies need to be updated to take into account the various places that employees will be using their devices, such as home use, the avenues through which data can travel and the different types of communication that are occurring, such as Facebook, Twitter and text messages. It’s important to choose an extremely secure delivery method for your m-Learning, such as Lectora® Mobile, the new mobile learning solution from the makers of Lectora.

Effective Training Visuals—Directing the Eyes


The last method for directing the viewer’s eyes—and their attention—is to use visual clues. You can keep up with Jeff at the Convergence Training blog or on LinkedIn , Google+, Twitter , and Facebook. This is the second in a series of blog posts intended to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering the effectiveness of the visuals they include. The first in the series was about organizing elements within a visual to ease perception.

Creating Successful Online Courses with Emerging Technologies

DigitalChalk eLearning

One example of this is secret Facebook groups to encourage students to create a substantial discussion on the subject being taught. I have personally tested these two methods in my online classrooms and found them to be very successful. I have found that as technology and social media continue to be one of the most popular methods in communicating; it would only make sense to integrate in these popular communication methods into the e-learning environment.

Effective Training Visuals—Organizing for Perception


In the next post in this series, we’ll look at the importance of directing the viewer’s eyes to certain elements of the screen and give some examples of methods to do this. You can keep up with Jeff at the Convergence Training blog or on LinkedIn , Google+, Twitter , and Facebook. If you’re visiting the OpenSesame website, chances are you’re considering buying an elearning course. And if you do buy a course, you no doubt want it to be a good one.

Effective Training Visuals—Abstract to Concrete


There are many highly inventive, clever, and unique methods used to visualize large sets of data and/or complex ideas. This is really worth checking out—I posted a picture of it onto my Facebook page and friends got really excited about it.). You can keep up with Jeff at the Convergence Training blog or on LinkedIn , Google+, Twitter , and Facebook.



By 2014, more than 70% of global 2000 organizations will have at least one ‘gamified’ application.” – Gartner. Gamification increases participation in online communities, with an average of 13 percent more comments, 22 percent more sharing on Twitter and Facebook and 68 percent more content discovery.” – Gigya Survey. By 2014, 80 percent of current gamified applications will fail to meet business objectives primarily due to poor design.” – Gartner. Published on 15th Feb 2014.

Changing the learning landscape

Learning with 'e's

The range of different social media platforms is ever expanding and it can seem quite daunting trying to navigate through this and find effective methods for learning and teaching. Such user generated content can be found on YouTube (over 70 hours uploaded very minute) and Vimeo, images on Flickr, Facebook and Snapchat, and other content on a myriad of blogs, wikis and other content sharing platforms.

Twitter: A New Way to Communicate with Your Students

DigitalChalk eLearning

This method have been tested successfully in our online classrooms. What I like about this is the new generation uses all of these modalities, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Myself and my colleagues have successfully tested secret Facebook groups, LinkedIn and Twitter. Instructors have found new ways to create an interactive learning environment by using the popular social media modalities. One example of this is integrating Twitter in the classroom. What is twitter?

Research Briefs

CLO Magazine

The data also point to satisfaction with e-learning, as an overwhelming majority of the increase in e-learning is from organizations that currently use it as a delivery method. Briefs come with tweetable bullets as well as conversation starters easily transferred to blogs and usable in LinkedIn and Facebook conversations. Briefs come with tweetable bullets as well as conversation starters easily transferred to blogs and usable in LinkedIn and Facebook conversations.

Knowledge, practice and community

Learning with 'e's

In an ideal CoP information is shared between members as they discover new methods to improve their domain of expertise, and discussion flows freely between members. With the advent of social media and networked technologies, anyone can join informal CoPs such as those found on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, to share ideas, ask questions of peers, seek advice, solve problems and collaborate in learning together to enhance and extend specialist knowledge.

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with 'e's

The Social Web promotes collaboration Collaborative forms of learning are becoming increasingly popular methods of adult education, because they involve all students in the process of learning. This is particularly evident on a cursory inspection of any social web space, whether it be Facebook, Snapchat or any other popular free space. This is a continuation from yesterday''s blog post on changing times and the survival of higher education.

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How gamification enhances eLearning solutions


Incorporating more game methods into electronic resources could prove instrumental for educational systems and businesses looking to better engage their learners. Gamification At a basic level, gamification entails taking game theory or methods, such as competition, to drive behavior. Workplaces use gamification methods, like status bars or leader boards, to inspire employees to perform better, tapping into the competitive side of human nature.

The 6 Dos and Don'ts of Reddit Marketing


It’s 2014. Every company worth its salt has a LinkedIn, Facebook page, Twitter account, and maybe a Pinterest or Instagram if they’re especially trendy. Secondly, several websites who have used the system have calculated that the ROI of an ad on Reddit is significantly higher than other methods of online advertising. If you do decide to attempt traditional advertising, a Reddit targeted ad can be an incredibly effective method.

Growing Use of Social Media in Education


Facebook. The most used social media methods are blogs and wikis, but all five increased in use from 2012 to 2013. In the end though, I would not be surprised to see the 2014 results of this survey report an increased use compared to 2013 – despite the risks. Social media is often seen merely as a way to pass the time or stay connected to friends and family. However, its use is rapidly expanding into the educational sector.

Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond

Origin Learning

Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 and was nearly 30 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. Mobile network (cellular) connection speeds grew 20 percent in 2014. In 2014, on an average, a smart device generated 22 times more traffic than a non-smart device. These are just some excerpts from Cisco’s Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update for 2014 to 2019, but they clearly prove a point.

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