ASTD #TK11 – Opening Keynote Kara Swisher

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astd tk11These are my live blogged notes… Kara Swisher – All Things Digital What is happening now in Silicon Valley is a quantum leap – changing industries. 5 issues you need to be aware of (if you’re involved in delivery of information): Social Computers have traditionally been hard to use… Google is like giant yellow pages.


danah boyd ASTD Tech Knowledge Key Note #astdtk13

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These are my liveblogged notes from ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Opening Keynote kicking off today January 29, 2013 in San Jose, California. Microsoft Research. Kineo. 10206. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE.

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Review of #ASTD2014 International Conference and Expo

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I should note this was the same issue at ASTD in Dallas, where your only options were “difficult to find coffee cart”, “bring your own” or “Starbucks” Guess what? Considering that plenty of smaller shows give free coffee, how hard is it for ASTD to do the same? WordRake – Its an add-on for Microsoft Word and it rocks. Who is the 2014 ASTD Product of the show? If you attended last week’s show in Washington D.C.,

TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment

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You also can purchase instructor led courses from Microsoft to Adobe to Hardware and OS, programming, etc. ASTD TK12 had a lot of nuances that offered nearly something for everyone. ASTD International is nice, but you get everyone there, not just e-learning. TechKnowledge trade shows ASTD ASTD TK12 content authoring tools e-learning e-learning vendors elearning LMS TechKnoweldgeLast week, I attended TK 2012 in Las Vegas.

Free Images for Your Safety Training Courses

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Fortunately Microsoft has some decent images available on their site. Microsoft’s Services Agreement: I get a lot of questions about whether or not you can use the images. October 7 & 8 : Dallas (ASTD).

8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

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Not to be outdone, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note II and the Tab Tablet, and of course Microsoft announced the Surface Tablet. In 2012 tech giants like Google, Yahoo, Adobe, Microsoft, Intel and HP posted disappointing earning results. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile!

More Than 30 PowerPoint Tips from the PowerPoint Pros!

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Many don’t know it, but Microsoft has a number of really good PowerPoint resources starting with their PowerPoint Blog. Microsoft’s PowerPoint Templates. Microsoft’s PowerPoint Forum : Get specific answers to PowerPoint questions from the makers of PowerPoint.

Are Your E-Learning Courses Going to Land You in Jail?

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What Does the Microsoft Services Agreement Say? To answer the Microsoft question, the best place to go is their services agreement. For more information, see the Use of Microsoft Copyrighted Content webpage ( [link] ).

More Answers to Your E-Learning Questions

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Question: I can’t find the Microsoft clip art, where did it go? Microsoft made some changes to their online site. Usually the local ASTD, ISPI, or STC chapters contact me about doing workshops. I’ve just finished a number of workshops and capped it off with a session at Devlearn.


15 Stats About Sales Training You Won’t Want to Ignore

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ASTD). 9) On-demand learning yields 50% higher net sales per employee (ASTD). 12) Microsoft saved $303 per employee on training. Microsoft Case Study). 1) There is a $1 TRILLION global spend on sales training. Bureau of labor Statistics). With that said, video is the ultimate game-changer and a global trend. 2) 1 in 8 jobs in the US are full-time sales positions. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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Use This Free E-Learning Template to Inspire Your Next M-Learning Course

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If you’re looking for icons, there are plenty to be found at the Microsoft Office site. Tidbits: Here’s a list of some of my other upcoming speaking events and conferences: June 8: Philadelphia, PA (ASTD)— How to Cultivate Communities of Practice.

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FAQ: How Do You Manage the Graphics in Your E-Learning Course?

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Microsoft’s Clip Organizer Does Everything You Need. Almost everyone has access to Microsoft’s Clip Organizer, but we rarely use it. One of the things I like about the Clip Organizer is that it’s not limited to Microsoft applications either. July 25: Portland, OR (ASTD).

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Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline: Production Times

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For instance, if the script has you recording a 3-minute process in Microsoft Word, it should only take 3-minutes to record the process. Use Microsoft PowerPoint. If creating a Soft Skills lesson, create the bulk of the content in Microsoft PowerPoint. We teach a one-day  class covering that tool through ASTD.

5 Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates

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In a previous post, I shared a simple way to get free PowerPoint templates from Microsoft’s Office Online with links to five usable templates. Here are a few more templates that are free to use via the Microsoft site. July 25: Portland, OR (ASTD). July 31: Austin, TX (ASTD).


Camtasia Studio vs Adobe Presenter: Working with PowerPoint Presentations

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by Kevin Siegel       If you have already created a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint, it's very easy to re-purpose the presentation as eLearning content using either TechSmith Camtasia Studio or Adobe Presenter. We've teamed up with  ASTD  and offer a  live, full-day class  on that program too.

Need Screenshots for Your E-Learning? Here Are 3 Tools That You Already Own.

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Starting with Microsoft Vista it’s available to all Windows users. Starting with PowerPoint 2010, Microsoft included a feature that allows you to quickly grab a shot of any open window or do a screen clip of anything on your desktop. August 15 & 16: Houston, TX ( ASTD Houston ).

Here’s an Easy Way to Back Up Your E-Learning Project Files

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Microsoft SyncToy. SyncToy is a free application from Microsoft. Here’s a tutorial that shows how to set up and sync two folders using Microsoft SyncToy. October 17 : Bloomington, IL ( CIC-ASTD ). October 23: Milwaukee, WI ( SEWI-ASTD ).


7 Secrets to Getting the Graphics You Need for Rapid E-Learning

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Microsoft Provides Free Resources. Tidbits: Here’s a list of upcoming conferences and presentations: September 15 : Lincoln, NE (ASTD)— Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro. $80 October 25: Baton Rouge, LA (ASTD)—Webinar. December 8 : Charlotte, NC (ASTD)— Rapid E-Learning Design.

Here’s Some Background Information for Your Next E-Learning Course

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Then do a search for an image using Microsoft’s site or a stock image site like istockphoto or f otolio. April 10 : Jacksonville, FL ( NEFL ASTD ). April 17 : Virginia ( SEVA ASTD ). October 17 : Bloomington, IL ( CIC-ASTD ).

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A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training


ith Windows based PCs dominating the workplace, the cofounder of Microsoft Paul Allen launched an authoring tool business called Asymetrix with their flagship product Toolbook.

You May Already Own the Tools to Create Simple E-Learning Avatars

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Use the free images you get with Microsoft Office Online or buy some from sites like istockphotos. August 16 : Atlanta, GA—ASTD: I’ll be doing two sessions, a pre-conference workshop on elearning (3 hours) and the other on elearning graphics. October 25: Baton Rouge, LA (ASTD)—Webinar.

4 Traditional PC Features Mobile is NOT About

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Around the same time, stories related to how Microsoft is doing thus far with their Surface tablet began to come out. via Surface Revenue Falls Below Microsoft’s $900 Million Write-Down (MSFT) | Benzinga. Here''s a recent Keynote Presentation I delivered for ASTD Houston: [link].


Three Ways to Promote Continuous Learning


Many training departments receive requests for all kind of things not specifically related to job tasks — for example training requests for Microsoft Excel, writing skills, or email etiquette. Microsoft offers scores of free self-paced online tutorials for all of their Office products.

Here’s a Simple Way to Save Time When Working with Graphics in PowerPoint

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Instead, you have to click on the Windows Start icon , go to All Programs , and then locate the Microsoft Office folder. Inside the folder, you’ll find and Microsoft Office Tools folder with the clip organizer inside. March 9 : Central Missouri ASTD ( webinar ).

Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia

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Used Microsoft SharePoint – blogs, wikis, messaging, polls, surveys, RSS feeds (get alerted when content is updated). They will be at ASTD ICE in Orlando. These are my live blogged notes from a webinar presented by Brandon Hall on Wednesday, April 26 2011. (I I joined about 10 minutes late, so missed a bit!) Tom Werner, Chief Research Officer, Brandon Hall [link] LMSs are adding social features – including RSS feeds, peer ratings of content.

Over 45 Free Speech Bubbles to Make Your E-Learning Courses Talk

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Use Microsoft’s clip organizer to manage all of the free assets. April 21 : Nashville, TN ASTD: Rapid E-Learning 101 and Building Shared Practice Communities. June 8 & 9 : I’ll be in doing two sessions for ASTD chapters in the New Jersey/Philadelphia region.


More Than 100 PowerPoint Tutorials & a Free Template

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Get more out of the free images you get from Microsoft Office. Tour of Microsoft Online and how to find images. Official Microsoft PowerPoint help. ASTD TechKnowledge in San Jose on February 2-4.

Three Essential Tips for New Online Training Designers


Excellent books aren’t written because authors know how to use Microsoft Word; they’re written by master storytellers who just happen to use Word to capture their stories.

How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

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Here are a few resources and ideas to help you with the assets: Microsoft Office Online. If you’re a licensed user of the Microsoft products you have free access to the many templates and media assets they make available. Tidbits: I’m at ASTD TechKnowledge in San Jose all this week.

eLearning Conferences 2012

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link] January 25-27, 2012 American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) TechKnowledge , Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Clayton R. Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning


Microsoft Office Online Free photos and clip art from Microsoft Search Engine for Free Photos Every Stock Photo Every Stock Photo is a search engine for free photos.

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eLearning Conferences 2013

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link] January 30-February 1, 2013 American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) TechKnowledge , San Jose, California, USA. link] February 10-14, 2013 Microsoft Tech-Ed Africa , Durban, South Africa. Clayton R.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

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Here are the current breakouts: Google Chrome 8 and future editions, Microsoft IE9 and Apple Safari 5 supports h.264, a proprietary format. E-Learn Info e-learning e-learning vendors elearning HTML5 LCMS learning portal LMS mobile learning SCORM tablet tablets Talent and Performance Management Trends Uncategorized webinars ASTD clo mlearning talent managementIn the movie Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room , one of the opening shots shows the skyline of Houston from above.