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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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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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Testing Of Multi-Device eLearning Projects

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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

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

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

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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How to work together, be more creative, and think way ahead …. gamify!

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What made Albert Einstein say, “Games are the most elevated form of investigation”? As a physicist, shouldn’t he have put science on a pedestal? In her course Collaborative Foresight: How to Game the Future Jane McGonigal attempts to solve this mystery.

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Mine the craft of gamification for business impact

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Can a game help when traditional learning does not work, and the stakes run deep? Dr Stephen Enders, Director – Subsurface Frontiers at Colorado School of Mines, thinks it can. He talks of a time when he was working for one of the world’s largest mining companies.

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?

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

The mind science behind microlearning

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Are you a fan of Pringles chips? Ever wondered what goes into their making? Let’s try to summarize the 20-minute process of making one tube of Pringles in less time than it takes for one chip from the neat pile to travel to your mouth.

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.

Folding proteins as play

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Proteins are made up of long chains of amino acids, that can be folded up in billions of ways. Badly folded proteins can lead to cancer and conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Bridging the Gap Between HR and Safety

Members of HR are known for taking on different types of tasks. Safety training isn’t always one of them, but in reality, it makes sense that it should be. Learn how safety aligns with the goals of any HR team and how managing it can make your job easier.

New Brandon Hall eBook: Not Playing Around – Gamification of Workplace Learning

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This exclusive Brandon Hall eBook explores what gamification in workplace learning is all about, why and how does it work. Gamification is steadily transitioning from a buzzword to a media format and a practice that should exist in every team that is responsible for workplace learning.

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.

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.

A fresh new eBook: Microlearning – Go Beyond the Hype

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This eBook is your complete guide to lesser known concepts and key elements to learning through Microlearning. There has been a lot of discussion and propaganda around Microlearning, but never truly an objective and holistic inference.

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

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.

UL Fun-e-toons: Rapid Learning

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Microlearning Thoughts – Conversations With Learning Leaders – Episode 3

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Episode 3 – Amit Garg speaks with Lori Spahr Welcome to this third edition of the Microlearning Thoughts, where we are speaking with Learning leaders as part of our Go Beyond campaign on Microlearning.

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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5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

The State of Learning Measurement

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With the L&D industry at the cusp of a transformation, the effort to secure a seat at the table, and work as partners in strategizing organizational growth, is evident.

Microlearning Thoughts – Conversations With Learning Leaders – Episode 2

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Episode 2 – Amit Garg speaks with Lizbeth Alpizar As part of our Go Beyond campaign on Microlearning, we are having conversations with learning leaders on their experiences with microlearning.

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.

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

Nick says learning needs serious unlearning

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I recently read How People Learn: Designing Education and Training that Works to Improve Performance by Nick Shackleton-Jones. It took me a while (WFH and lockdown notwithstanding) to finish it. That’s because, after two decades in L&D, you don’t simply read a book like this.

Microlearning Thoughts – Conversations With Learning Leaders

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Episode 1 – Amit Garg speaks with Sam Taylor As part of our Go Beyond campaign on Microlearning, we are having conversations with learning leaders on their experiences with microlearning. On the first discussion of this series Microlearning Thoughts, I was joined by Sam Taylor, Jr. who is a Sr.

… and they kept learning happily, safely ever after

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Once upon a time there was a small kingdom. It was located right in the middle of the country and received, stored and distributed goods to the other kingdoms. That is how this kingdom made its money. But the king had been worried of late.

eLearning Development Is An Iterative Process

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Earlier this month, Tom Kuhlmann talked about 10 things to do before your eLearning course goes live. His post makes great sense but what really caught my attention was the statement he began with. “It’s It’s amazing how fresh eyes can find things you might have overlooked during production. So, before launching your elearning course, it’s a good idea to have others review it. You want to discover any hidden issues before the big launch.”. This is true.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning

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On Feb 15, 2010, at Mobile World Congress 2010, Adobe announced Adobe AIR for mobile devices, a consistent runtime for standalone applications which is an outcome of Adobe initiated Open-Screen project. As quoted by Adobe, the Open-Screen project has grown to around 70 ecosystem partners world-wide, which means many devices would be made capable of supporting the outcomes of this Adobe initiative. To begin with it will be available on Android in 2010. Adobe also unveiled Flash platform 10.1