Megatrends in MOOCs: #11 Alternative Credentials

Your Training Edge

One of the biggest opportunities for MOOCs and other digital learning environments has been in the development of alternative credentials, which may turn out to be even better than traditional degrees at highlighting one’s knowledge and skills. Why do we need alternative credentials?

Better Than Bullet Points: Alternative Text Slide Designs

Mike Taylor

Presentation Design Conference in New Orleans last week Kristina Heaps shared some real-world examples of converting bullet points into alternative formats that improve the comprehension and retention of the information presented.

Outrageous alternatives

Learning with e's

What is the most outrageous alternative education scenario you could imagine? Are we running out of alternatives? Image source Outrageous alternatives by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

How to Create Alternative Text for Images for Accessibility and SEO

Visual Lounge

Alternative text (also called “alt text”) helps ensure people who are blind or visually impaired, or who may have other physical or cognitive disabilities can access and understand visual content such as images, charts, and graphs. What is alternative text?

FREE Alternative to Adobe Captivate


Well, now you (almost) can with this free alternative to Adobe Captivate for e-Learning development. You can even add custom call out buttons detailing the different steps and/or any other information.

Nine Information Alternatives to the Now Defunct Training Magazine

Kapp Notes

You can read some posts about its closing: Training Magazine Closes and Now, it appears, So Do the Conferences It's Happening in the Learning Industry: Training Magazine and Web Site Shutting Down RIP Training Magazine by Jane Bozarth Training Magazine, RIP by Jay Cross Training Magazine and Web Site to Close at Learning Solutions Magazine Fortunately, over the past few years a number of information sources have arisen that can provide good, solid information about the industry.

Alternative Time Management Training


Therefore, there are alternative ways to view and understand this type of management and to create enhanced productivity and engagement in any organization. Being our most productive and effective in this information-rich, ever-changing workplace isn’t instinctual.

Alternatives to Second Life Continued

Kapp Notes

In my listing of Alternatives to Second Life , many packages were missed. For more information, you can read Sun unveils corporate 'Second Life'. Here are two more. MPK20:Sun's Virtual Workplace "Wonderland" The MPK20 virtual world is also known as Wonderland.

Alternate Reality Games: a model for engagement?

Growth Engineering

Today, we’re looking at the wonderful world of Alternate Reality Games. What is an Alternate Reality Game? In an Alternate Reality Game, the purpose isn’t to craft a linear narrative. The post Alternate Reality Games: a model for engagement?

Alternatives to Second Life

Kapp Notes

Here is a list of alternatives to Second Life. Qwaq Forums enable an organization to create a virtual operations center in which sensitive and confidential information is developed, discussed, and used to make decisions and solve problems, create a space to manage projects, facilitate meetings, conduct corporate training or establish a virtual office. Forterra Systems Inc.

Alternative to the Kirkpatrick Model of Training Evaluation


Specifically, this looks at how trainees apply the information. However, there are other methods that one could use as an alternative (or perhaps even in conjunction with) the Kirkpatrick model.

Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning


They were actually steps away from trying to put these pigeons in the front of missiles to guide as an early alternative to radio guided missiles. Rolling out Informal Learning. Before take a deeper look at informal learning, let’s look at how we learn.

6 Alternatives To Bullet Lists

The eLearning Coach

By sprinkling in alternatives to bullets here and there, your minimal use of bullets will be more effective. Here are six bullet alternatives you can create in a any graphics program or in PowerPoint. Alternative 1: Use text boxes. Alternative 2: Let icons do the talking.

Alternative Views of Blog Content

Tony Karrer

But it concerns me that Ken may be giving up on our mutual quest to figure out alternative views of blog content. How often do you go to another person's blog to find specific information? And the main people who you would return to are those that you know provide informative posts. In looking back at Sue's comments, I actually go quite a bit to blogs as sources of specific information.

Information Radar

Tony Karrer

You need information radar that continuously scans for new, quality information that you should be aware of. Information Addiction Let me start this topic with a word of caution. This reaction causes you to seek more information.

The Performance Paradigm: An Alternative Approach to Learning

CLO Magazine

Tags: learning paradigm , performance paradigm The post The Performance Paradigm: An Alternative Approach to Learning appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Pokémon whoa!

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s an alternate reality game. I hadn’t planned to play Pokémon Go myself, but given its sheer popularity I felt it would be remiss of me as an e-learning professional to forgo an informed opinion. When I was a teenager I was addicted to video games.

A Better Alternative to Traditional Learning: Game-Based Training

Designing Digitally

There is usually very little interaction among coworkers and the flow of information is typically one-way. For many years, businesses have conducted their corporate training sessions in the traditional way.

Dealing with the Challenges of Guided Informal Learning

Some companies have taken a Guided Informal Learning approach, which helps them focus employee’s on-the-job training, encourage collaboration and track everyone’s progress. Read this article to find out more about Guided Informal Learning. What is Guided Informal Learning?

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News: Online Compliance First For Alternative Lenders

Unicorn Training

Unicorn Training and BCCA, a leading trade association for the UK’s alternative lender market, have joined forces for BCCA to offer award-winning online compliance training for the first time. For more information about Unicorn Training and ComplianceServe visit [link

Alternatives to Kirkpatrick


For one thing, the taxonomy invites evaluating everything after the fact, focusing too heavily on end results while gathering little data that will help inform training program improvement efforts. An alternative approach to evaluation was developed Daniel Stufflebeam. More later on alternatives to the Kirkpatrick taxonomy.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

Nine Training Alternatives to ‘Correct’ and ‘Incorrect’


Let’s look at some of your options for providing feedback that is sufficiently informative and moves the learner forward. Connie Malamed is an expert on e-learning, information and visual design, and author of Visual Language for Designers.

Alternative Use of Video in The Classroom – It’s Not Just for Homework Anymore

Visual Lounge

And for some teachers and schools, this is exactly what works for them — the transfer of basic informational in a lecture format. Her Master’s degree is in Library and Information Science from the Catholic University in Washington, DC.

Design Principles for UnConference – Alternate Reality

Learning Cafe

Informal Learning - Andrea McDonough, Manager, National Technical Training & Development Unit, Internal Revenue, NZ. Informal Learning and the balance between structure and “unstructure” - This UnConference has a bit of structure as it is the first one. The intention is to have less structure next year as we explore “participant driven agenda” and leverage informal and community learning models.

CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

eLearning 24-7

It is listed under a CMS umbrella, just as document management systems, document repositories or information repositories are starting to be listed. Xinco – Web-Service based Information and Document Management System (DMS) for files, text, URLs and contacts, featuring ACLs, version control, full text search and an FTP-like client.

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"Appcelerator Updates Open Source Alternative To Adobe Air" (Information Week)

Mark Oehlert

( story link ) " Open source software vendor Appcelerator has delivered the second preview release (PR2) of its rich Internet application platform for developers, called Titanium. As a way to help groups of developers collaborate more efficiently, the company has also thrown into PR2 Titanium Developer, social media and communications tools such as Twitter, FriendFeed, and a chat capability."

Information on E-Learning and WCAG 2.0 Compliance in Australia

Connect Thinking

Using alternative text for buttons and images. checklist for more information. If WCAG compliance is imperative to your organisation, you must seek further information from your IT department and LMS provider.

Design: Informed Design

Kapp Notes

It is called "Informed Design." Informed Design, is a design pedagogy developed and validated through several National Science Foundation (NSF) projects conducted by the Hofstra Center for Technological Literacy. Informed design prompts research, inquiry, and analysis; fosters student and teacher discourse; and cultivates language proficiency. These Knowledge and Skill Builders (KSBs) are the heart of the Informed Design process.

Great Introduction to Alternate Reality Games

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The best part is that while these are fun to play they also have a purpose as "Instructional Alternate Reality Games". So you will absolutely be learning and consuming a lot of information while you play. Alternative reality games]…are informational scavenger hunts which disperse information across a broad range of different media channels. Second, they encourage players to create new media tools which they can use to process and communicate information.

New Edition, New Prices And A New Website For Easygenerator e-Learning Software!


It looks great and is very informative. New e-Learning software edition, new prices and a new website for easygenerator. Wednesday October 23 rd is a big day for easygenerator.

The Formal/Informal Continuum

Clark Quinn

social, informal, [enter your own bizbuzz phrase here] strategy. The interesting thing is how the actions are blurring the notion that there are tight boundaries between formal and informal. Is this social or informal learning? For one, they’re focusing on developing rich semantic underpinnings that will facilitate smart search and rule-driven complex behaviors (read: opportunistic and customized information).

Learning Objectives Drive Personalized Learning


Connect the questions (and information pages) that score progress to the objective. Learning objectives play a crucial role in learning – supporting the learner by ensuring an understanding of learning expectations and outcomes.

The LMS is from the Past – The web is the future

Challenge to Learn

We are proud to offer a modern alternative to the LMS: a flexible best of breed, fully web-based (SaaS) solution created by a unique collaboration of three organizations: Aim 4 You. Aim4You e-Learning LMS alternative Saltbox TinCan API The LMS is in the Past – The Future is the Cloud.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Alternative and Activist Search Engines

Mark Oehlert

wisdom » June 22, 2007 Alternative and Activist Search Engines So a post here lays out what it would be like to live for a day without using Google for searching. The value is that it lists 100+ alternative search engines that you may not even be aware of. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer? Main | Avanoo.a new twist on surveys and collective (or collected?)

15 Types Of Microlearning For Formal And Informal Learning In The Workplace

Adobe Captivate

Today, it is an important component of formal and informal training. In this article, I share 15 types of microlearning that you can use for formal and informal learning. Formal And Informal Learning In The Workplace: 15 Types Of Microlearning.

Free eLearning Authoring Software with Easygenerator


This post also contains information on extra functionality we will make available to the users of the free edition in the coming period and some facts and figures about those users. I also want to share some information on the user base.