Wed.Jun 15, 2011

Five Types of Interactive Elements for Next Generation Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

In my last post, we looked at the next generation content authoring. In this post, I include an interactivity that will help you explore the five types of interactive elements for next generation learning. Use your mouse pointer to explore any of the five panels here, and click on the little round button at the bottom right of each panel to know more. Click "Restart" button on bottom right to go back to the panel. Enjoy

5 Ways to Tell Stories in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. We’ve talked about the value of storytelling for conveying tacit knowledge in eLearning and a formula for telling stories. So once we’ve assembled an instructional story, how can we include it within an eLearning lesson? Here are a few ideas to explore. Comic Strip. Who doesn’t enjoy a quick comic strip? They’re a relatively quick read, an effective method for displaying dialog, and visually engaging.

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About blogging, tunneling visions and knowledge entrepreneurship

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I had the pleasure to attend a presentation by Julie Ferguson. Julie is doing research for the university of Amsterdam (VU) into (micro-)blogging as part of her PdD research about knowledge and power in the development sector. The research has not yet been published.

Motivational Considerations in the Study of Instruction

Kapp Notes

Mark R. Lepper at Stanford University is a leading theorist in social psychology and has written numerous academic papers, one I came across the other day is titled “Motivational Considerations in the Study of Instruction&# that was published in the journal Cognition and Instruction (1988), 5(4) 289-309. In the paper he discusses some principles for designing motivational instruction that I found useful. Here is a summary of some of those principles.

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2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

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Everything connects at Amplify

E-Learning Provocateur

Last week I attended AMP’s biannual innovation and thought leadership festival, Amplify. As usual, the speaker lineup was first class. For those who couldn’t make it, I have linked to the recordings of most sessions below.

Game Based Learning- Can Learning Really be Fun?


Game based learning or GBL is gaining ground as an interactive way of learning, across a varied audience. It used to be a popular notion that only children or teenagers gain from game-based learning.

Great Advice from Stanley Kubrick.

Visual Lounge

I stumbled upon this quote from film director Stanley Kubrick the other day. And, while he's referring to camera and film video, I think his advice holds true for screencasters as well.

Book Review: Michael Allen's e-Learning Annual 2012 by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

As with his earlier editions of the e-Learning Annual, Michael Allen has identified the key controversies and. trends affecting the use of technology to enrich the learning experience. Then he found almost three dozen. experts to explore those topics.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

The future is NOW!

Jane Hart

Tweet A year ago I spoke at a conference in the UK – and one of the content development vendors said my use of Twitter as a backchannel in my session was “gimmicky&# !! A year on and the use of Twitter as a backchannel is the norm at a conference. Don’t be held back by the vendors you use – who tell you they will help you to move gradually to the future. The future is NOW

Mobile Enterprise Content Management: Adding Tablets by Bob Little

Learning Solutions Magazine

[Product Announcement] eXact learning solutions (, a leading provider of online and mobile learning content management solutions, has launched eXact Mobile, one of the world’s first Mobile Learning Content Management solutions.


How to Train Potential Leaders? Easy. Treat Leadership Like Any Other Skill


In my recent Mindflash post on developing leadership skills , I proposed three ideas. First, leadership is a skill set like any other. Second, it can be learned like any other.

Persuasive Technology Could Be Key to Gaining User Adoption

Dashe & Thomson

We know that user adoption is critical for major software implementations to be successful. There are dozens of case studies and reports that illustrate how it’s not enough to get the technology working.

3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.

Beginning Instructional Authoring: Line ‘Em Up by Patti Shank

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Twitter Digest for 2011-06-15

Jane Hart

Tweet. RT @ LnDDave : Reflections on # realwplearn Chat: From Learning Design to Performance Design: [link] #. The C4LPT Daily is out! link] #. Learning is the new work, by @ jaycross [link] #. C4LPT Tweeted Times [link] – top stories by @ DonaldHTaylor , @ pgsimoes , @ ShellTerrell #. RT @ f_redant I'm not wasting time w # e20 tools, I'm sharing, learning, get the job done = I add value by using them, that's what it's about #. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitter