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Multimedia Resources For Your eLearning Projects

Adobe Captivate

A few years ago I worked for an organization that required custom designed eLearning but didn’t have a budget for stock photography, background music, or video. Music can be a challenge but there are many resources that offer free music under a creative commons license.

Travel, tracking and Twitter

Learning with e's

What a shame they couldn't have just let me stay on board the plane, I thought, instead of rushing me gasping and sweating across a huge international airport and creating all the stress of airport security and passport control. In higher education, our customers are our students.

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Our digital future 10: Cognitive courseware

Learning with e's

Based on cognitive technology, it is a way of creating learning environments and support systems that mimic human tutors or teaching assistants. An example of this is the Hewlett Packard online customer support service. In education, the 'customer' is often an online student.

Checking In

Tom Spiglanin

I’m personally creating a lot more workplace videos over the past few months and doing what I can to help others do the same. Two weeks ago I volunteered to write a few scripts for videos on using SharePoint for a common workplace collaborative task.

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Checking In

Tom Spiglanin

I’m personally creating a lot more workplace videos over the past few months and doing what I can to help others do the same. Two weeks ago I volunteered to write a few scripts for videos on using SharePoint for a common workplace collaborative task.

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What’s On Your Employees’ Wish List This Christmas?


What new products or services would inspire customer loyalty? They communicate with customers about service, the quality of products and the ease of shopping. They know what customers think about the business — both positive and negative.

100+ Learning, Design & Technology Resources to Help You Get Sh*t Done

Mike Taylor

The Doodle Library – hundreds of unique hand-drawn SVG doodles – free to download, share and adapt under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 link] — a Set of Common UI Elements With a Hand-Drawn, Sketchy Look. This low poly generator creates a great looking in a matter of seconds. Customize Your Noun Project Icons – With advanced editing features, you can now customize the color, size, rotation, orientation, background color and background shape.

Three Reasons Training Is Now a Profit Driver


Companies’ bottom lines are negatively impacted by employees who don’t have the increasingly complex skills needed to consistently perform their work and positively influence customer loyalty. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user Mr Wabu.

Three Ways to Speed Up Instructional Design


Consider research conducted by ASTD that suggests it takes about 45 hours of development time to create one hour of classroom training (and it’s even longer for e-learning initiatives). That means it take over 11 months to create a new one-week training program for new hires.

eLearning 101: How to Make an eLearning Course (Updated!)


If you’re an educator, trainer or subject matter expert, you have an opportunity to develop new customers and audiences by developing online content that is accessible to anyone, anytime. Interested in creating video-based elearning courses?

Let Employees Choose Their Own Training Materials


They dread it because often we, as educators, don’t create compelling or engaging programs. There is some company-specific education employees must have: training on computer systems, operational or service processes, compliance issues, etc. Lots of employees dread company education.

Three Simple Ways to Get Started with Social Learning


When you add them all up, social learning is about people learning from each other and creating their own learning through participation and practice. Our job is to design activities, implement technologies, and/or create environments that support what people do naturally.

Looking Back at the Year in e-Learning, and Other Web Links


training expenditures—including payroll and spending on external products and services—jumped 13 percent to $59.7 billion, and spending on outside products and services jumped more than $2 billion to $9.1 Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user LaMenta3.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

I shared some of the tools that I use for color schemes in previous posts like this one on creating your own rapid elearning PowerPoint template. And then I take that color information to a site like Color Schemer to create a color scheme. Kuler : site to create custom color schemes.

Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate


Effective learning designs make use of activities in which learners create their own learning. Learning departments should reject their secluded offices for desks where the sales, customer service, or operations teams sit. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user drumm.

and then our tools shape us

Learning with e's

In writing Smart Mobs, Howard Rheingold , one of the pioneers of virtual communities and internet communication, created a land-mark volume on the social revolution that at the time was only just gaining ground. Photo by Biser Todorov (Wikimedia Commons).

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New Hires Not Working Out? Try Psychometric Testing


An assessment developed for an inside sales position will differ from one created for a strategic account manager or for a business development specialist. Hiring managers should expect psychometric testing as a capability of full-service sales training providers.

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How to Get Your Training Presentation From Good to Great With Images, Audio, and Video


For people creating training content, there’s an added bonus: adding media also helps boost retention. Trainees at a call center must provide consistent answers to common questions — sound clips demonstrate the proper language.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 10 Predictions for 2011: Trends that Will Reshape the Training Industry Total spending for training services will increase by an estimated 7-9%. Rypple gives users the ability to create custom badges and, more importantly, define what they mean.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Brand Name Recognition?

Learning Visions

No service companies. Clearly says something about the state of the fragmented eLearning market -- mostly small shops providing services or companies doing it in-house using all of the aforementioned tools. If you were to ask people whose companies buy in elearning, youd be more likely to hear about the service companies. Responder listed themselves as internal purchasers of outsourced services too so it wasnt like they didnt use custom developers.

Global digital tribe

Learning with e's

Most anthropologists agree that a tribe is a (small) society that practices its own customs and culture, and that these define the tribe. These often exhibit customs and cultural values that separate them from activities that occur in ''real life'' contexts.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios

Learning Visions

So then do you go do a custom photo shoot? eLearning Art provides royalty free stock photos, images, and other assets to help you create some cool stuff in your own authoring tools. I was not paid or offered any favors to write this review, I just think it’s a cool service. Is this the kind of service you’ve been looking for? Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

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How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

The more courses they create, the more they realize they need to craft better learning experiences. So the focus shifts towards creating interactive and engaging courses for the learners. This is a great time to test the customer support. Create Your Own.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Welcome to Tom Kuhlman

Learning Visions

Up until recently, Tom was guest blogging for the Articulate Customer Support Blog (Gabe Anderson), but now hes gone solo. A useful service indeed. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

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Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning? = Twitter + Delicious - Social Media in Learning , March 9, 2010 This site provides a useful and very simple bookmarking service for Twitter. These are five tips I give customers who are setting about implementing some form of mobile learning, even if it is the smallest component in a blended solution. Customers are demanding more online delivery. Best of eLearning Learning.

August Informal Learning Hot List

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

User driven service bingo - Doc Searls Weblog , August 10, 2009. How Can Tech Companies Make Customer Service Scale? UN and Google Create Climate Change Mapping Resources , August 4, 2009. Google Books Offers Creative Commons Licensing , August 13, 2009. Informal Learning takes place in the context of work and life.

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

That method is based on five leadership, customer and “castomer?” treatment of customers and results in increased business profit. This product demo will showcase the two products that comprise Xyleme’s platform: Studio and Content Delivery Service (CDS).

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

Learning Visions

This continuing technological development means that e-learning developers can no longer rely on being more technologically sophisticated than rapid e-learning and need to utilise their other natural competitive advantages to sell their services. These lie in their creativity, knowledge, understanding of instructional design techniques and their experience. E-Learning development houses need to be able to demonstrate a clear value in their services.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Community in Second Life: Renaissance Island

Learning Visions

The group that is active includes people from different backgrounds, including teachers, librarians, a museum guy, and people who work in or have retired various businesses, including customer service, hospitality, and tech related things.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Measurement into Our Training-Development Process

Learning Visions

If program is about improving customer service -- then ask customers. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Messy Learning OK. Messy Training Not OK.

Learning Visions

Creativity and imagination are the mandates, with no end-gaming i.e, We need to create formal learning events and surround them with messy learning opportunities for people to exchange ideas and try things out but we can add just enough structure and direction to make it possible.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Web conferencing services like DimDim now offer the equivalent of WebEx. There’s no vendor who creates Moodle per say. Well, it’s true that Moodle was originally created for academic use and it already has a great foothold in the academic world. Out of the box, Moodle may not have all the features an enterprise needs, but simple add-ons can be created. But the beauty of open source is you can customize it. Our customers are price sensitive.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Job Description

Learning Visions

The focus here the last few months has been less on creating custom courses for clients and more on building Templates and Learning Portals (think LMS-lite). I craft the approach we would take for this particular project, for this particular customer.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Second Second Life Experience

Learning Visions

Ive been trying to create an avatar who looks something like me, but its tough. Kudos to you and your classmates for creating such a wonderful intro to SL! Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry

Learning Visions

Study Methodology: Studied Adobe customer base -- how using the product and how they might like to be using it. Example: On-Demand architecture create content in smaller chunks leverage it across delivery formats chats, PDF, etc. LMS vs. LCMS LMS -- manage training transactions and student date LCMS more with content creating (moving more to on-demand) Training Platform/Suite -- brings these together. To create good e-learning: 1) Know your audience.