Wed.Jan 23, 2013

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

Before you jump into purchasing a LMS it makes sense to cover the basics, understand the jargon, decide if you want to go it alone or hire a consultant and last but not least realize you are not alone in the process. Jargon. The industry uses a lot of jargon and it is easy to become confused. Let’s break down the most common terms and two new terms hitting the space. LMS – Learning Management System – most commonly sought out by folks.

So…How Do You Build eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

Now that we have thought about what we can do with our existing courseware let’s think about building some new eLearning and what’s all the fuss about HTML5. Not surprisingly, there is a plethora of rapid authoring tools available today that do this.

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Adobe RoboHelp 10: Ping the LNG

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I received the following email from a RoboHelp developer: "Hi Kevin, I've been developing user assistance in RoboHelp for many years and that means converting the sites every time I get the latest version of RoboHelp. 

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Mobile Performance Support (PS): There's an App for That!

Ontuitive

These days it seems we don't go anywhere without a mobile connection of some kind. Smartphones and now tablets are just part of our daily existence, allowing us to stay connected wherever we are. No one who’s seriously gone mobile should be surprised to hear that the mobile workforce is growing. It’s huge! A recent IDC report says that this year, the number of mobile workers will total 1.3 billion around the world-- an impressive 37.2% of the workforce. This is just the beginning

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

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A Secret Weapon for Learning Professionals: The Power of Habit

Dashe & Thomson

On my way home from a friend’s house recently, I became engrossed in a news story on the radio. Suddenly, I realized, I was actually driving away from my house. I had missed my freeway exit and was speeding in exactly the wrong direction. Where was I going? How did [.]

Update available for Presenter Mobile App!

Adobe Captivate

Packed with multiple quizzing enhancements, an update for Presenter Mobile App is now available in the App Store. We’ve also revamped the user interface for the application and added a couple of new icons to improve your experience with the app.

Assumptions about attentiveness: is eye contact engagement?

Good To Great

At BP’s Future of Learning event in November, we were lucky enough to have the fabulous Crystal Washington as our guest speaker at dinner (follow her on Twitter @CrysWashington ). Crystal delivered one of the most dynamic, engaging and passionate presentations I’ve seen for some time. Keeping the attention of a room full of people when you’ve got the after-dinner slot and everyone’s been at a conference all day isn’t easy!

Are You Thinking About Learner Anxiety?

Kapp Notes

Looking through my old (1987) “Instructional Technology: Foundations” book I came across an interesting paragraph about anxiety in learning.

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.

Assumptions about attentiveness: is eye contact engagement?

Good To Great

At BP’s Future of Learning event in November, we were lucky enough to have the fabulous Crystal Washington as our guest speaker at dinner (follow her on Twitter @CrysWashington ). Crystal delivered one of the most dynamic, engaging and passionate presentations I’ve seen for some time. Keeping the attention of a room full of people when you’ve got the after-dinner slot and everyone’s been at a conference all day isn’t easy!

Help! My YouTube Video is Blurry

Visual Lounge

So, you just finished rendering your video and have uploaded it to YouTube. You then go to check your work and… what?! The video appears to be blurry and unreadable! Don’t worry, we can help. Understanding resolution and how YouTube works with resolution is the key to high quality videos.

Greater Good Science Center

Jay Cross

I just got back from the first local member meeting of the Greater Good Science Center here in Berkeley. Started by a grant a dozen years ago, Greater Good was a print magazine.

What is Smart Help in Raptivity?

Raptivity

Selection of the right interaction model is a herculean task when you have an extensive list of more than 180 interaction models in Raptivity. So, how do we tackle this? Keeping in this mind, Team Raptivity has introduced smart help [.]. rapid learning raptivity Videos e-learning software rapid interactivity builder smart help

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

The Roanoke Times news quiz for Jan. 25

ProProfs

Q.2), Photo by Kyle Green | The Roanoke Times On Monday, the Roanoke chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference started its annual march to honor Martin Luther King Jr. at the statue of King in downtown

What does 'Minecraft' classroom move mean for eLearning?

Unicorn Training

[caption id="attachment_2369" align="alignleft" width="150"] The Minecraft phenomenon has infiltrated the classroom.[/caption] caption] You may have read last week that the Viktor Rydberg school in Stockholm have introduced video gaming as a mandatory element of their syllabus for 13 year olds. The game in question is Minecraft. Minecraft is an internet phenomenon. It began life as an independent project by a Swedish programmer named Markus "Notch" Persson.

Must-read information in the run-up to Learning Technologies

Good To Great

Whether you’re attending Learning Technologies next week or following what’s going on from afar, make sure you take a few minutes to read this invaluable blog post from Kate Graham. In it, she’s shared a heap of useful information about the backchannel to help everyone get the most out of it – including some blog and website links you might need beforehand and a heads-up about the right people to follow on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss out.

Ch. 18 Sec. 3 Quiz

ProProfs

Create a quiz using full-featured, free quiz maker for work, school or fun. Share online on facebook, blogs, websites & more

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

Must-read information in the run-up to Learning Technologies

Good To Great

Whether you’re attending Learning Technologies next week or following what’s going on from afar, make sure you take a few minutes to read this invaluable blog post from Kate Graham. In it, she’s shared a heap of useful information about the backchannel to help everyone get the most out of it – including some blog and website links you might need beforehand and a heads-up about the right people to follow on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss out.

Top five tips to enhance your LMS

Spicy Learning

This short post is an edited excerpt from the updated Spicy Learning Guide, an essential compendium of 101 tips to improve your learning strategy. We’ll be releasing the new Spicy Learning Guide at Learning Technologies 2013 , so visit us at Stand 33 to collect your free copy! A learning management system isn’t just a place to host e-learning courses. It’s an essential part of the way learners experience your content. So here are our top five ideas to improve your learning management system.