Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014

Experiencing eLearning

Google Docs is where I keep track of my time spent on projects , create quick drafts, and other tasks. Although my primary freelance work is designing courses, I do some LMS consulting as well. Jane Hart is collecting her eighth annual list of top tools for learning.

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Twitter Digest for 2011-05-20

Jane Hart

RT @ hjarche : Quick guide for consultants to understand any Corporate culture [link] <LOL Harold! #. Clayton Wright has created a"Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences. for June to December 2011" Word doc. Clayton Wright has created his "Edu technology and edu-related conferences: June-December 2011" Word doc. Tweet. Big thanks to all those who responded to my tweet for input into my # balawd session; it went very well #.

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Twitter Digest for 2011-05-20

Jane Hart

RT @ hjarche : Quick guide for consultants to understand any Corporate culture [link] <LOL Harold! #. Clayton Wright has created a"Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences. for June to December 2011" Word doc. Clayton Wright has created his "Edu technology and edu-related conferences: June-December 2011" Word doc. Tweet. Big thanks to all those who responded to my tweet for input into my # balawd session; it went very well #.

MadCap Flare: Plenty of Style

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  To create a list, select the text, then select a list option in the Paragraph group on the Home ribbon.   Neil Perlin  is MadCap-Certified for Flare and Mimic, and is a long-time consultant, troubleshooter, and trainer for the tool, going back to MadCap’s founding in 2004.

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Help Authoring: Adding Flare to Your Work

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

MadCap Flare is a tool used to create online Help, software and API documentation, policy and procedure manuals, knowledge bases, and user guides. It's Flare has a powerful report generator that can create over 100 reports to help you manage your projects.

What’s in My Conference Bag? ATD ICE 2018

Learning Rebels

I keep my notes Google Docs. Why this matters to you – keeping your notes on Evernote, OneNote or Google docs allows you to share your notes in the moment. Especially with Google docs. Same will happen this year, as my POV is from being an independent consultant.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff

Learning Visions

This is a big consulting project -- a first for me -- in which we have this amazing opportunity to work with a large organization to help them define their e-Learning strategy. All the vendors and consultants say pretty much the same thing and follow the same process.

MadCap Flare: The Medium is Part of the Message

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

You could create two stylesheets, one for the online output with h1 set to blue; one for print with h1 set to black. If necessary, you can create other mediums for custom needs and apply them to the targets, overriding Flare’s automatically applied mediums. by Neil Perlin.

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MADCAP FLARE: Hyperlinks vs. Cross-References

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

However, they’re created differently and work differently. The link obviously doesn’t work; users have to find the target via the table of contents or the index, if you created one. He is also a certified app developer, trainer, and consultant for the ViziApps app development platform.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | April 12, 2019

Mike Taylor

“If you are deliberately trying to create a future that feels safe, you will willfully ignore the future that is likely.” – Seth Godin. The news of the week is that I’ve started a new gig, consulting with Change 4 Growth. Also for Photoshop, Google Docs and more.

Wonderful Ways To Celebrate Poetry In April and Throughout The Year!

TechSmith Camtasia

I have created the Poetry, Poetry, Poetry Symbaloo a few years ago which I continue to revise and add to throughout the year. There are also amazing websites and apps that will help your students create and fall in love with poetry. Guest post written by Shannon McClintock Miller.

The Year in Learning—Top Learning and Development Articles from 2018

The Learning Dispatch

Glenda Sims and Wilco Fiers have released their long-awaited white paper (NOTE: Google doc) with their discussions and recommendations. Are you a Learning Dispatch newsletter subscriber? A favorite newsletter feature is “This Month in Learning.”

Blogging to Build Your Business

Experiencing eLearning

This is specifically about what I have learned about blogging to build your reputation as a learning consultant over my 9+ years of blogging. If you’re a freelancer or consultant, you should join our weekly calls. Do you use a blog as part of your consulting or freelance business?

The Hidden Benefits of Keeping an Updated Skills Inventory

Avilar

And, there are many hidden benefits of creating and keeping up a skills inventory. In their simplest forms, skills inventories can exist in Word docs or spreadsheets. Technology advancements. Political and environmental upheaval. Demographic shifts.

5 Things To Do While Building Accessible Products

Magic EdTech

Create a corporate culture of empathy. Network with consultants who are experts in building accessible products. Since this might take time, under pressure of timelines, engage with expert accessibility consultants and put them in the project teams.

How to Convey the Value of Your Online Course

ProProfs

As per Stratistics Market Research Consulting, e-learning market worldwide is anticipated to reach $275.10 While you create an online training program, remember the key is to enhance the value it offers to your target audience. Creating a Community.

Flipped Classroom Model: The Future-Present of Blended Learning

Leo Learning

In 2010, I was continuing to work as a freelance Learning Consultant and was in a position to observe that organizations were strategizing and debating ways of incorporating blended learning models into their training programmes.

Challenging Trends: Data, Learning and the LRS

HT2 Labs

“Building on the concepts of ‘personas’, that is, data relating to a person that is not just a log of their learning activity, gives us an opportunity to create hypotheses based on localization data, for example, do folks in Malaysia upload more videos than those in the US? (In Ultimately, I believe you should be looking to create a single source of data for your analysis needs. You can check out the docs for the REST models and others here.”

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The Adventures of Developing an e-learning Course!

ID Reflections

Satisfied that I had enough content to start work on the initial modules, I got down to creating the micro-design documents for those modules. Can better use be made of tools and applications like Skype, AOL, Webinars, conference calls, video conferencing, Google docs, etc.?

eLearning Startup Opportunities

Tony Karrer

I'm going to be moderating a CalTech MIT Enterprise Forum that looks at Entrepreneurial Opportunities in eLearning - basically where do we mutually see a good opportunity to create a successful eLearning Startup.

How (and Why) You Should Promote Informal Learning with Trainees (and the Boss)

Mindflash

If you don’t already have data supporting your case, create an anonymous survey using free tools like SurveyMonkey or Zoomerang to find out how your trainees really learn. Tools like Google Docs are great for collaborative document editing/sharing.

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

Also on the administrative side, SCORM, AICC, xAPI, videos, digital documents, virtual classrooms, and instructor-led training (ILT) can be managed in one or more catalogs you can create — for internal or external audiences. Ability to create custom and automatic groups.

Now you bought a LMS: Implement, Train and Support

eLearning 24-7

Enjoy it will you can, because the next stage can create more stress than waiting in line at Disney World. They create the project plan (which you should always review), set the time table and may assign others within the company to assist with the launch. Some companies call them a technology consultant, but this is the person who works behind the scenes to get it moving forward (assuming that the system does not require any skinning, etc. Congrats!

The many faces of eLearning #1: Compliance training with TalentLMS

TalentLMS

For compliance training in topics that are common to most businesses or even industries , you might find that you don’t even need to create anything. Of course, consult with your legal team first to ensure whether this applies to your jurisdiction.

Small Businesses: How to Get Started with E-Learning (Without Blowing Your Budget)

Mindflash

If you’ve already got Words docs, YouTube marketing videos,pdf files, and PowerPoint presentations full of great content, why should you have to set them aside to create brand new E-Learning with special tools?

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

Creating courses and training plans is easy. The admin interface makes it self-explanatory to create content with built-in tools or by importing existing content files. Supports multiple formats — avi, wmv, mpg, mov, flv, m4v, ppt, pptx, pdf, mp3, zip, doc, or swf.

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ISTE 2013 Presenter Profiles: Rob Zdrojewski

TechSmith Camtasia

As the founder of SchoolTVmadeEasy.com and RobZtraining.com , Rob has published numerous training DVDs and offers professional development and consulting services on digital video production. Creating screencasts doesn’t just have to be the job of the teacher anymore.

BLOG: Where do businesses find their LMS content?

Unicorn Training

For example, the Software Advice report confirms video is the most popular format for training content with 82% of those surveyed creating videos in-house, while 85% obtain video from third-party sources.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

Because all software at the end of the day are created for people. This is despite the fact that you could embed charts on Docs and Sheets or take notes on Docs. For instance, I may know how to use Excel or Sheets, but I may not know how to create a “Sparkline”.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-17

Jane Hart

New Ways of Learning [link] via @ jaycross <an embedded doc by @ charlesjennings #. RT @ alc47 : Culture and Technology – synergistic in creating Communities of Practice by @ olliegardener [link] #. RT @ timkastelle : I like this model: Consulting 2.0 Tweet. RT @ WendyTagg : I’ve blogged about @ c4lpt ‘s 30ways social media programme [link] <Thanks Wendy #. Infographic: Google+ vs. Facebook, the Only Comparison Chart You’ll Ever Need [link] #.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

Because all software at the end of the day are created for people. This is despite the fact that you could embed charts on Docs and Sheets or take notes on Docs. For instance, I may know how to use Excel or Sheets, but I may not know how to create a “Sparkline”.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning

Learning Visions

Ive seen this trend with my company as well: Laurence Wilson, who runs an independent e-learning consultancy, recently employed this approach on a project for recruitment giant Vedior. The client can now commission Laurence to create additional courses for them, confident in the knowledge that they will receive top quality materials that they can then maintain themselves. Have the e-Learning vendor create the first few custom programs.

How to Validate Your Online Course and Master The Marketing Fundamentals with Justin Wise of Think Digital

LifterLMS

A lot of successful course creators and developers start out by creating solutions that scratch their own itch. Selling your product via an order form on a Google Doc you send traffic to is one way Justin suggests for validating. It’s a lot of time to create a course.

6 Questions to Ask When Demoing Virtual Classroom Software

MeetingOne on eLearning

It helps you think outside the box – speaking with a product expert should give you the experience of speaking with a consultant. In fact, trainers can create as many Layouts as they could possibly want.) The simple fact is that all platforms are not created equal.

Marketing Automation and Learning Content Personalization for Course Creators with Spencer Forman from WP Automation Lab

LifterLMS

Spencer creates a great visualization of how they work. WP Automation Lab has training on how you can use the tools you need to create a profitable membership site with WordPress. The metaphor that I think is working really well creates a nice visual picture.