Thu.Dec 22, 2011

The Biggest Myths in Learning and Development

Absorb LMS

In the early 1960s, philosopher Abraham Kaplan and psychologist Abraham Maslow independently described the idea that being in possession of an instrument affects our perception.

Infographic: How To Give & Ask For a Raise

Mindflash

For many, the most nerve-wracking conversation for both the employer and employee is a discussion about a salary raise. Nationally, employees will receive an average 3 percent wage increase this year.

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Game Based Learning Showcase: Physicsgames.net

Upside Learning

After being hooked onto Angry Birds, I now find myself fascinated by a collection of games hosted on a website called [link]. As you must have already guessed, this website showcases numerous physics-based online games developed in Flash. The games have been classified into 7 broad categories.

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A Christmas Carol of e-learning development

Spicy Learning

Chapter One. The Spirit of Christmas Plagiarism. I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little blog, to raise the Ghost of an Idea … *. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, 2012 is the year of Charles Dickens’ 200 th birthday.

[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

Want to take your training data one step further? Download this eBook & learn how to demonstrate the full value of your program by combining traditional training metrics with the data in your CRM.

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December Newsletter & Holiday Greetings

OpenSesame

From the OpenSesame family to yours: May you have the brightest of holiday seasons and a wonderful 2012

Going viral

Learning with e's

Many bloggers would give their right arm to be able to write posts that are widely read. In a painfully truthful Winston Churchill parody, Katie Hafner recently declared that 'never has so much been written by so many, to be read by so few.'

Want Attention? Talk to the Elephant.

Usable Learning

Do you want to capture and maintain your learners’ attention? You need to talk to the elephant. Peachpit (my publishers) just posted an article I wrote based on Chapter 5: Design for Attention. You can read the entire article here. Book Brain Stuff Human Behavior Wackiness Instructional Design Interesting Research Learning Visuals attention talk to the elephant visceral brain

Immersive Learning University -- Upcoming Conference

Will at Work Learning

This is going to be a great conference, first, because I'm doing a keynote address, second, because I'm also speaking on Situation-Based Learning Design, and third, because this conference will have some very unique elements. In addition to me, the conference highlights other experts in learning and simulation. Dr. Richard Saetti will speak on using cinema and simulations. Brandon Andrews and Dean Fouquet will talk about mobile simulations.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Want Attention? Talk to the Elephant.

Usable Learning

Do you want to capture and maintain your learners’ attention? You need to talk to the elephant. Peachpit (my publishers) just posted an article I wrote based on Chapter 5: Design for Attention. You can read the entire article here. Book Brain Stuff Human Behavior Wackiness Instructional Design Interesting Research Learning Visuals attention talk to the elephant visceral brain

Neon Elephant Award 2011

Will at Work Learning

The Neon Elephant Award 2011 went to a researcher whose work translates complicated research into instructional-design models with practical value. Click here to see who won. Click here to learn more about the Neon Elephant Award. Awards

Preparing for preparing to teach in the life-long learning sector

Learning Rocks

Another season, another department shuffle, another new manager. It's been a turbulent couple of years here at EP Towers. My job has morphed and changed and for several months I haven't had a clear job title, much less a job description.However, there's a very positive flow under way now that I am interested to be a part of.