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Social Media & Learning, HTML 5, Brain Training, & Wikis

Big Dog, Little Dog

Spies, Twitter and gardening: social media meets learning - Donald H Taylor in Corporate Training. Those of you have heard of HTML 5 will know it's a new version of HTML and XHTML being promoted by Google and Apple in a bid to move the web away from proprietary technologies like Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX. It makes HTML more powerful by adding new elements like video and audio.

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10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Users can record and edit audio with Audacity and it runs on most operating systems, including Mac OS X and Windows. Dimdim has an open source version so developers can integrate it with other software. Category: Social Networking Platform.


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Adobe Captivate: Say Hello to Version 7

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Case in point: version 7 of the Captivate software was released today. Provide audio feedback in response to the learner's drag-and-drop actions. HTML5 Support for Microsoft PowerPoint Import your PowerPoint project, including text, shapes, audio, and animations, into Adobe Captivate 7 and publish them directly to HTML5. System Audio Recording and Editing Record your system's audio along with your audio narration. by Kevin Siegel.

How to Do Video Marketing on Social Media for Course Creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto


How to do video marketing on social media for course creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Animoto is a simple way to produce great looking videos that will stand out on social media. Targeting is one of the most powerful aspects of social media marketing. When creating videos for social media, it is important to engage viewers quickly. They’re listening with audio.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Fosway Group (2017), ’Fosway 9 – Grid Authoring Systems’ Share Stories with Screen Recording1 1 11Index: Table of contents @gomolearning User-Generated Videos: Tapping into Social Sharing2 Quick, Accurate Auto-Captioning. audio elements, including your voice.

Social Media Marketing and Management for Course Creators with Tina Todorovic from Social Web Suite


Learn about social media marketing and management for course creators with Tina Todorovic from Social Web Suite in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Tina and Chris get into several topics around social media and automation for course creators and membership site owners. Social Web Suite is a social media management tool that helps entrepreneurs with navigating the complicated and ever-changing world of social media platforms.

5 Creative Ways to Market Your eLearning on a Budget

Association eLearning

Social media is your best bud when you have a limited marketing budget. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on expensive web banners and ads in industry newsletters, spend an hour each day sharing the word about your new eLearning offering on social networks. In addition to the tips we shared in our recent Smarter Uses for Social Media blog post, here are a few more specific tips you can use to market your association’s eLearning.

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Podcasting like a pro! (Part 2) – How to edit and publish your podcast recording


First step is to download Audacity & AoA Audio Extractor , and if you would like to use introductory and closing music you can find links to free resources in this post. Two things must be done before you begin: First, use AoA Audio Extractor to extract your file from GoToMeeting (or other recording tool) & convert to “WAV”. Extract ‘video’ files (those obtained from GoToMeeting, i.e. the podcasters recording) & convert to audio using Audio Extractor (AoA).

What’s New in Moodle 3.7

eThink Education

From usability enhancements to functional changes, to updates to activities like the Forum & Lesson modules, the latest version of Moodle , Moodle 3.7, Media Options within Lessons. is the ability for your learners to add media into essay questions when they answer them. They can add images and/or record audio and video using the buttons in their Atto text editor, as shown below. Save yourself time by recording audio or video feedback!

Books Not Recommended by Members of #lrnchat

eLearning Cyclops

TriciaRansom : The Complete Guide to Standard Clip Art Dave_Ferguson : “How to Rail against Social Media while Maintaining Eight Twitter IDs, or, Easy Self-RTs” kasey428 : Improve the Classroom Experience: Adding Motion to Your PowerPoints! Quinnovator : “Social Schmocial: Why Formal Is the only Real Learning” NYChase : The Client is Always Right. They have both an early and a late version every Thursday. Social Media #lrnchat ISD Twitter e-Learning

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. While some view themselves as “social learning&# savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. Dip their feet in it – just a bit, a little here, a little there – oh and call it a full social learning platform.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

I also like to make occasional visits to Google Labs and Adobe Labs to "keep up" with the tech tools they are working on and to test drive any beta versions available. It is tough to stay on top of all the great stuff being offered out there, but the blogs and social media certainly help. Cloud Blogging Social Media Twitter Google e-Learning Cloud ComputingApril's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?"

Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

Equally horrible, is that some companies are still using old versions of IE or an outdated computer system with Windows 2000 on it. LMS/LCMS vendors wishing to a slight degree to incorporate social learning without fully entering are adding Widgets to the mix. Incorporation from the standpoint of smart phones but with limited features – ala see it as a collaborative learning tool, social learning angle. Will the vendors support the new versions of all the browsers?


LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

I must admit I am still in a daze on some shocking data, I saw in the last few weeks (on a side note: the new and updated version of my LMS/LCMS directory will be available for download this upcoming Tuesday). 30% vendors offer at least one type of social media – from my latest LMS directory. Many made it nearly impossible to find their social media to follow, friend or check out their social bookmarks. Social Media. social learning

Identity play

Learning with 'e's

Although technology has moved on a pace - since the book was written we now have social media, mobile phones and touch screen tablet computers - many of Sherry Turkle''s ideas still resonate with personal meaning. We need to remember that in the mid-nineties, MUDs and MOOs were quite primitive in comparison to the media rich social networking tools of today, and relied mostly on textual communication.

Five tools for global educators

Learning with 'e's

In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators. All of the above tools support live audio (you should use a headset to maintain quality) and video communication (a webcam or internal camera on a laptop is needed for this), slideshow presentation tools and text communication. Video: Social media tools such as YouTube are maturing into sophisticated tools that enable all kinds of visual media sharing.

Media Chemistry – exploring the elements of online communication

Clive on Learning

All online communication, whether that’s published content, live online events or social media, make use of the same key media elements: text, audio, images, animation and video. The online communicator needs to know when to use each of these elements, how to do so effectively within the particular constraints associated with working online, and how best to combine media elements to achieve their communications objectives.

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less


Use audio and video to create impactful learning. Contrary to popular belief, audio and video can be introduced in an e-course without creating a hole in training budgets. Your SME can double up as your audio-voiceover artist. You can ask the SME to create a rough-cut audio recording accompanying the content – all the while keeping it informal and simple. This rough-cut can then be transcribed and edited to create the final script for the audio-voiceover.

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eLearning: The Origins of a Training Methodology

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

That program was ahead of its time, allowing you to capture your mouse actions, add captions and audio, and then publish into a video format that could be viewed on most computers. I was an early Mac adopter and I remember PCs with early versions of Windows (heck, I used DOS and floppy disks when they were still floppy).   Source:  Roberta Gogos , Social Media & Content Marketing Consultant.

How to Start an Online Business with No Money


You don’t need to buy property or rent out a store, there’s no physical inventory to manage, and many of the most popular Software as a Service (SAAS) tools, such as MailChimp and WordPress, have free beginner versions. You can even take transcripts from your audio/video content and post them as blogs on your site. The best practice here is to create original content on your site, then distribute through social media. Online courses are a business.

4 Ways to entice the Unwilling Learner: Solutions for effective learning


While designing the module, we adopted a variety of strategies to provide adequate relief to the learners – including extensive use of graphics, audio and multimedia. In addition we also created a separate version of the module – directed towards direct selling to the customer. This version was only 5 minute long, a short capsule with a separate audio track and animated figures explaining various offers and products in layman terms.

Breathing life into Employee Development Trainings – An e-learning perspective


Connecting with peers, instructors and experts is possible through live-chat, discussion boards and social media. We began with a media-rich Splash animation with thought provoking questions for effective curiosity and enquiry arousal. To address this need, two separate versions of the course was created – one with minimal text but enhanced graphics and animations and the other with descriptive text, audio descriptions and minimal interactivities.

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

TechSmith Camtasia

You can use your blog video on social media to promote the post and drive traffic to the blog post. Creating an alternative version of something that already exists is a great way to save time, and ensures you’re maximizing the mileage you get out of your content. I like to think of a storyboard sort of like a cartoon from the Sunday paper–it’s basically a visual plan of what you want to include in your video–sort of a visual version of a script.

The Business Benefits of Creating An eBook Store


Publishers can not only share eBooks on their own website, but they can also make full use of social media to target niche audiences across the globe. . Publishers can bring out online versions of out-of-print titles that are still in demand and earn money by selling these eBooks.

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4 Top eLearning Training and Development Trends for 2016

eLearning Brothers

billion business this year.Cisco Systems, an early adopter of gamified systems, has seen tremendous success with their revolutionary Social Media Training Program for the company’s employees and contractors. This eLearning system guides trainees through more than 46 courses that teach a variety of social media skills, including improving security and driving user engagement. Technology-based eLearning programs are incredibly efficient.

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DEI Book Clubs with eLearning Insights


Email, communication tools like Slack, social media, and texting are all valid options. You can have everyone get the book in the best version they prefer (Physical Book, E-Book, Audio Book) and reimburse them, if allowable at your organization.

How to Scale Your Tutorial Videos and Create More Successful Users

TechSmith Camtasia

Prior to joining TechSmith, she worked for 13 years in higher education, managing training, and social media. For a while, we were putting in the version or the year for the release. Use scratch audio tracks to make the editing process easier.

Reflecting socially

Clark Quinn

The social processing that happens when sharing is not just for formal learning, but for personal, self-directed learning as well. And we can start using richer media than just text. We can capture our understanding with images, audio or video, e.g. conducting interviews (you think differently creating a response to a deep question synchronously than asynchronously. mobile social

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Tips For Creating Video-based Content And Choosing The Right Technology To Support It: Getting The Value Advantage Of Video-based Learning


A talking-head video essentially focusses on a person, who holds the attention of the audience through powerful content – duly complemented with audio as well as visuals. So if you’re going ahead with the creating a tutorial video, be sure to include a text version of the content as well. Social media inspired features such as ‘comments’, ‘likes’, ‘shares’ and ‘playlists’ increase learner engagement.

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Your Audience Wants to See Video Marketing from Your Company

3Play Media

Across social media platforms, there has been a substantial increase in the amount of video content people are posting. Well, you make them accessible by adding captions, audio description, transcripts, and play them in an accessible video player. People use captions when they don’t have headphones, are in a loud environment, or aren’t fluent in the native language of the spoken audio. Captions are visual representations of the audio.

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4 Reasons You Need Caption Encoding

3Play Media

Open caption encoding is useful for media players like Windows Media Player, or for social media. A lot of times though, kiosks incorporate video and audio, and if it isn’t captioned, it becomes inaccessible for people who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing. Since kiosks are usually found in public places, the noise pollution around the kiosk could dilute the audio. Social Media. What is it?

The 34 Best Training Video Software – Full Comparison Guide


A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, usually containing audio narration. Loom allows you to record your camera and screen with audio. AVS also provides several video effects and offers the ability to share the end result through various social media platforms.

5 Must-Have Gifts for Trainers

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

You’re bound to get professional audio quality with this mic! As you know, having the right audio can make or break a training video or podcast, so starting off on the right foot is essential. The Canva PRO version gives you twice the power and twice the value.

Learning Tools – Do these really belong?

eLearning 24-7

Social Media is questionable too. Higher education where social media tools could be utilized for their students. And there are a lot of businesses out there that block their end users from accessing any type of social media from the workplace. And if we are going to talk about social media, why aren’t there any vendors from countries such as China? Speaking of social media, why is VK missing?

A 3-Step Process To Successfully Validate Your Online Course Idea


The majority of website online course platforms, website engines, and social media platforms have their own analytics tools that you can access to view data about your target audiences. If you are active on social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)

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The Business Benefits of Creating An eBook Store


Publishers can not only share eBooks on their own website, but they can also make full use of social media to target niche audiences across the globe. . Publishers can bring out online versions of out-of-print titles that are still in demand and earn money by selling these eBooks.

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Top 10 Quiz Makers for Teachers and Educators

DigitalChalk eLearning

Some HTML5 quiz makers are built in order to develop online content and may even grade the questions for you, whilst others generate a printable version. Formatting quite bland on the free version. Paid versions come as either ‘Plus’ or ‘Premium’. Plus offers: Automatically generates alternative versions to reduce cheating. The paid version is by far the quiz maker with the greatest variety and freedom in all aspects. The free trial version is 30 days only.

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What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?

eLearning Brothers

But times have changed in the world of media. No need to make a miniature version of Jabba the Hutt’s desert hovercraft anymore. When you engage in publishing eLearning on any level, you are engaging in the audio visual experience (AVE). Customer experiences that create tidal waves in social media generate more marketing value than generic advertising campaigns ever do. But one thing we know from the movie business is that audio is more important than video.

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8 budget-friendly ways to modernize compliance training


You’re also able to preview and edit each version to provide the best viewing experience. Integrate social media components. Nothing says “modern” like social media. Best of all, social media doesn’t involve any start-up or maintenance fees. For example, social media can be a valuable online training tool. Videos, images, and audio narrations help to enrich the online training experience and boost participation.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Those with cognitive challenges might need a simplified version of the text, support within the text (such as definitions of unusual words), or highly structured text (using headings and sections), to make the points covered in the text clearly comprehensible. And third, there are sixty-two total criteria in WCAG version 2.0 (the the version 2.1 I’ve mentioned both WCAG version 2.0 and version 2.1. Can captions be added to audio-only content?