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eLearning In A Multi-Device World

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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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Testing Of Multi-Device eLearning Projects

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L&D Go Beyond Podcast: Challenges and Opportunities for Measuring the Impact of Training and Learning, with Kevin M. Yates

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In this episode of L&D Go Beyond podcast, Amit Garg speaks with Kevin M. Yates, The L&D Detective, on challenges and opportunities for measuring the impact of training and learning on human performance and business goals.

eLearning Outsourcing – How to do it Right (Webinar)

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Learning outsourcing is widespread now, and an evident indication to this is that almost 70% organisations big and small are known to be outsourcing their eLearning development. The main reason is often that establishing and maintaining an in-house team to design and develop eLearning involves time and cost related to hiring, training, software and other […]. eLearning eLearning Outsourcing

Transform Your Classroom with Apple

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

Apple empowers educators and students by design. In our webinar, we’ll explain how to make the best use of Apple devices in your classroom, and the tools and resources you need for success.

Multi-device Testing: Challenges, Considerations and Solutions – Webinar

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The ever expanding range of devices used by people today has redefined the way eLearning is developed. eLearning now needs to be accessible on almost every device to give learners the flexibility to learn. At any time. From any place. What this entails is a thorough testing of the learning resource on all target devices. […]. Responsive Learning Design Upside Learning Multi-device Testing

Deep, durable learning ensures adept, adaptable workplace performance

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We fail for two reasons, says Dr Atul Gawande1, the famous writer and surgeon, quoting philosophers Samuel Gorovitz and Alasdair MacIntyre. Either we are ignorant (we just do not know) or we are inept (we fail to correctly apply what we know).

18 and Fabulous – Upside Learning Completes Another Glorious Year of Enabling Enterprises for Better Workplace Learning

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18 years ago, two visionary leaders, aimed at transforming workplace learning, set out on an exciting journey.

L&D Go Beyond Podcast: Instructional Story Design, with Rance Greene

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In this episode of L&D Go Beyond podcast, Amit Garg speaks with Rance Greene. Rance is an acclaimed story designer, author, and speaker. His book – Instructional Story Design , which we discuss extensively in the podcast, is a practical guide for developing stories that can train.

Is the iPad Driving eLearning Towards HTML5?

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The battle between web technologies (read ‘ Apple and Adobe ‘) started a couple of years back when Apple decided to not support Flash on its newly launched iPad terming it buggy. Apple backed HTML5 to be the next big thing and single handedly forced the developer community to take sides. The eLearning industry was not too happy about the iPad not featuring Flash as it meant reinventing the wheel for animation and interactivity in eLearning.

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Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

Storyboarding – You Gotta LUV it!

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When I first started off as an ID, I was asked what my understanding was of ‘a storyboard’. I might have said something like, “it’s a skeletal representation of the flow of a course” or something similar.

L&D Go Beyond Podcast: Gamifying Workplace Learning the Right Way, with Karl Kapp

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In this episode of L&D Go Beyond podcast, Amit Garg speaks with The Gamification Guru – Karl Kapp, about gamifying workplace learning the right way. Karl begins by highlighting and clarifying the confusion between gamification and game-based learning.

L&D Go Beyond Podcast: Workplace Learning in the Post-Covid World, with Sam Taylor, Jr. and Rick Housler

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In this insightful podcast, Amit Garg speaks with World Bank Group’s executives, Sam Taylor, Jr. and Rick Housler about ‘Workplace Learning in the Post-Covid World’.

eLearning Development: Haste Makes Waste

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Make haste slowly. Benjamin Franklin. We’re getting used to instant search, instant news, instant messages, instant updates, instant food, instant banking, and instant everything. In this world of instant gratification sometimes we need to take a moment and think is everything really necessary ‘now’? Aren’t there things that need more time to be created properly, created beautifully?

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Curiosity keeps us alive, gaming and learning

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We are an attention-deficit people, so they say, before they lose interest and jump to another topic. Science tells us that we are born curiosity-rich and attention-poor. Contempt apart, familiarity does breed distraction.

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15 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –10

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The past weeks have seen a flurry of Web activity – bloggers making predictions for the coming months; retrospections on the year gone by; new product releases; top lists, summary posts being pulled up, and more. At Upside Learning, we have been doing our bit in spreading knowledge. In continuation to our weekly roundup of the best links shared on Twitter and Facebook, here is a collection of our top 15 links from the last week, each accompanied by a quick brief.

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Prototyping in eLearning

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Over the years, you have probably noticed that the typically linear eLearning development process has undergone some changes. One change that I’ve noticed are that customers are realizing that we aren’t just creating courseware or writing content and interactions, we are also developing software. This has led to an expectation that the eLearning industry adopt some development models and methodologies from the software industry.

Desirable Difficulties: Making learning slow, to improve performance fast

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Two scientists, Elizabeth and Robert Bjork understood what biologists have known for many years: struggle is a necessary biological prerequisite to acquiring a new skill.

The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

L&D Go Beyond Podcast: Writing Better Multiple-Choice Questions to Assess Learning

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In this episode of the L&D Go Beyond podcast, Amit Garg interacts with Patti Shank, President Learning Peaks LLC. They talk about a very interesting topic – Writing Better Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) to Assess Learning.

L&D Go Beyond Podcast: Learning for L&D Professionals, with Joti Joseph

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In this episode of L&D Go Beyond podcast, Amit Garg speaks with Joti Joseph, Director of Talent & Learning at Vontobel, about learning for L&D professionals. Joti has 26 years of global experience in learning and development and retail banking.

Better learning experiences lead to better employee engagement in the modern workplace

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Working from home has been fun, at least for some of us. Like Professor Robert Kelly being cutely interrupted by his children during his interview with BBC. Like when your cat decides to walk across the keyboard, right when you are in the middle of a global multi-chatting frenzy.

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Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

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After a few years of hype, mobile learning has now started flourishing; the advent of new generation of mobile devices, high-speed network access, powerful mobile browsers and better native apps are all contributing to this. There is still a lack of standardization across devices and amongst networks across geographical areas resulting in mlearning content development being somewhat constrained.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

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Last week, while justifying Apple’s refusal to allow Flash player on iPhone/iPad, Steve Jobs wrote– “ New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too) ”. A few days before the launch of iPad Apple had released a list of ‘iPad ready’ websites having support for HTML5. Clearly Apple is backing HTML 5, CSS 3 and JavaScript for developing future web applications. Yes, HTML5 is a major revision over its predecessor HTML4.

L&D Go Beyond Podcast: The Ten Questions You Must Ask at The Start of Any Learning Project

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In this episode of the L&D Go Beyond podcast, Amit Garg interacts with Joe Ganci, President of eLearning Joe. Joe, a highly accomplished eLearning professional, has been involved in every aspect of learning development since 1983.

The Forgotten Art of Exploratory Learning

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In the past 30 years, the best learning that I’ve done as a human being has been exploratory and self-directed in nature – be it advertising and media, gamification, or data sciences.

Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based

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While working on rapid authored courses (courses authored using rapid authoring tools), I often encounter the decision point of whether to use freeform rapid authoring tools or the traditional template-based tools. Both have their own pros and cons. In this post, I attempt to discuss more on these. Last year, we mentioned that there is a time and place for rapid authoring while opting for it. Here, let me just put some characteristics of the two types of rapid authoring methodologies.

Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

UL Fun-e-toons: Rapid Learning

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Related posts: Should you be using rapid authoring tools? Top 25 Rapid eLearning Blog Posts Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based.

A little forgetting before retrieval makes memory stickier for workplace application

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How would you like someone like Jill Price in your team? One look at a manual or one peep at a demonstration and they never forget. Scientists say that the brain needs to forget if we are to stay sane.

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Reimagine Learning with Gamification

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I’m not happy with the way learning happens today within organizations. Learning Professionals can do so much more! There are many like me who want learning to transform with the time we operate in. The way it should transform, however, depends on whom you’re asking.

Custom eLearning Development Costs – Results From Chapman Alliance Study

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Bryan Chapman from the Chapman Alliance informed me this morning about the completion of a study they started last month to collect data about the time and cost of custom elearning development. The report is available for download here. I had participated in the study and find the results align well with our own data. The study categorizes custom elearning into 3 levels as below: Level. Definition. Level 1 eLearning (Basic).

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Everyone Wins! How Games Can Improve Learning Outcomes Across Multiple Generations

Speaker: Stephen Baer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency

Nearly 70% of American adults play video games. Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will discuss each generation’s unique learning styles and identify game types that appeal to each one and improve your learning outcomes.

Time to onboard the great learning modernization

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Henry Ford had once said, “The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.”

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Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

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I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. She tries to find answers to three simple questions regarding each tools mentioned in the mind map –. When do I use it? What do I like about it? What do I not like about it? For many tools, the answers are as expected. Again, the fact surfaces that not all tools are perfect but each tends to be targeted for specific use cases.

Do We Learn Differently Now?

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Just before I went on holiday recently I was asked how human learning has changed with the advent, penetration and increasing ubiquity of computing technology. My answer was simple – it hasn’t. Human learning hasn’t fundamentally changed over the last fifty years. Our ability to learn is something honed over several hundred millennia, it’s what set us apart from the primates in the first place.

Modern workplace learning needs new wine in new bottle

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The Bible (Matthew 9:17) cautions against pouring new wine into old wineskins as it can ruin both the wine and the wineskin. What if learning were wine? Would that make digitalization and modernization of learning so much old wine in a new bottle? Or new wine in old bottle?

Technology to Support and Empower Users With Disabilities

There is an increasing global focus on accessibility for students in school. When combined with a device management system such as Jamf Pro or Jamf School, the sky’s the limit. Learn how Apple and Jamf can support disabled users in your school.