eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #9

Upside Learning

Color Picker by Korean designer Jin-sun Park is a concept pen that can scan colors from anything around and instantly use the color for drawing. After placing the pen against an object, the user just presses the scan button. HipLogic.

How Live Webinars Can Help in Running Interactive Online Courses

Academy of Mine

A live webinar is an internet based interactive program where a presenter can reach out to specific audience through his electronic devices such as PC, tablet, smartphones, etc. These sessions can be within budget, special, live and quicker and easier to understand.

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How (and Why) You Should Run an E-Learning Prototype


A feature you thought would be easy to program may turn out to be more complicated, or you may hit an unexpected snag in the development process that requires an expansion of your budget. You can begin building your prototypes with pen and paper, and switch to an interactive medium such as PowerPoint once your ideas begin to take a more definite shape. Why you should build and test a workable model of your course early in the design process.

Infographics and Learning


Programming Skills. Here is a wonderful infographic that captures the entire US federal budget in a single graphic. The basic tools for drafting infographics are still pen and paper. Infographics can help us design better learning programs!

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You May Be Training, But Is Your Team Learning?


The 2015 Training Industry Report states that training budgets increased 14.2% Unless employees are learning how to use computer programs in these classes, they are left on their own to figure out how to use new information to make a difference in their work days or their careers.

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7 Tips for Increasing eLearning Utilization


You start by implementing an learning management system (LMS), selecting needed courses, structuring and organizing content but those are just the first steps to creating a successful learning program. Internal communication : Communicate early and often with learners about your training program. eLearning open house : Invite employees to an elearning open house to demonstrate how to access the learning program, demo courses, and answer their questions.

Why bash the LMS?

Clark Quinn

In response to a query about why someone would question the concept of the LMS, I penned the (slightly altered, for clarity) response that follows: What seems to me to be the need is to have a unified performer-facing environment. There will be orgs for which an all-singing all-dancing system make sense, as they can manage it, they can budget for it. Everyone who can program a DB is suddenly a social media vendor.

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Getting Started with Online Learning for Associations

WBT Systems

The start of the new school year in September always makes us think of wide-eyed children, venturing into their new classrooms, with all their shiny new notebooks, pens, and tablets. This will help to eliminate delays and keep costs in budget.

Be an HR Superstar: Secrets to Effective Workplace Learning

eThink Education

Learning and Development (L&D) managers are newcomers to the HR department, yet despite their newbie status, managers are increasing talent development budgets. . An o pen-source LMS is the best choice for future-proof ing and personalizing workplace learning.

The Obvious (and not so obvious) Benefits of Online Employee Training and Development


There are many advantages of eLearning and online training programs that are relevant to every industry, business and employee around the world. Easy on the budget. Easy on the budget. No pens, papers and bursting ring-back folders.

Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Most corporate training, and for that matter most educational programs in general, are very ‘one size fits all’ And most of the time this is necessarily so given the subject, the time frame, the number of students to be trained, etc.

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Must-have skills for successful e-learning professionals


Then, Gutenberg invented the printing press, and soon the pen took over the writing world. Any training program goes through the process of design, development, implementation, and evaluation, all while under constant analysis.


Is the 70:20:10 learning model right for your organization?


First he starts by observing his manager, trying to learn from everyday tasks and projects, then joins a mentoring program and then he is assigned specific courses, books, workshops to compete the learning process. Learning never stops. You can never know too much of something.


Top 10 Learning Conferences You Need to Attend in 2018


The value of networking alone is enough to include one or more of these in your budget for 2018. Our industry is always innovating and changing, so getting a broad overview of the latest technology and techniques helps you chose which ones you can incorporate into your own program. This is the largest conference in the world for training professionals, with a huge expo floor, so leave room in your suitcase for all the free swag, like pens, sticky note pads, and stress balls.

How to Create an Online Course (in 2020)


Good courses for a MOOC are: STEM Sciences (Maths, Physics, Programming, etc.). This is why companies make an increased investment in in-company training programs. Learners will be able to discriminate between the program’s peculiar features.

Best Practices for e-learning and m-learning course building

eLearning 24-7

Budget significantly more time to build your course than you think. How would a great training program accomplish these goals, what might it look like? Several months back, I did another interview with Paul on PENS (another course standard). The biggest challenge I believe facing the LMS/Learning Platform space from a course standpoint and content, is the quality. It has to get better.

E-Learning and the Future of Education


The main ones included: Students are more engaged using online content versus pen and paper practice. Having in mind the cost of e-learning development this can be truly the answer for a company that operates on a tight budget.

48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read


Thompson has done a tremendous service by penning this book. Highly engaging and, dare I say it, fun to read, Telling Ain’t Training will change the way you approach planning your next training program.

How to Record Your Desktop with Screencasting

TechSmith Camtasia

So the next time a webpage, PDF, or video edit is sent to you for feedback, consider dropping the red pen and record a screencast instead! But with time, distance, and budget constraints, it can be nearly impossible to visit everyone in person. What is Screencasting?

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2015


The program also gamifies reading by tracking your reading speed and awarding achievements depending on how and when you read. Wayfare — Always wanted a pen pal to call your own? Program a commit and then see the total numbers of days you''ve adhered to your goal.