Wed.Jul 06, 2011

mLearning: The Time is Now

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George   The push for mobile learning (mLearning) has been a surprisingly long one. Last year we talked about how mLearning wasn't quite ready , but we threw out some technical tips in case you were ready to dive in.

Advantages/Disadvantages of Online High Schools

Kapp Notes

Online high schools are not without challenges. Elizabeth Birr Moje, a professor of education at the University of Michigan who has studied online learning, says “there are some huge advantages&# to online high schools, including an individualized pace and better access to multimedia content. But she points out disadvantages as well…&# The disadvantage is that you may not learn to work with other people quite as well.&#

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Snap! by Lectora Review

Integrated Learnings

By Joseph Suarez. Recently Trivantis, makers of the eLearning development program Lectora, announced the release of Snap! by Lectora. While the product isn't revolutionary and at times leaves more to be desired, with a $99 price tag, Snap deserves a closer look. So just what is Snap?

Adobe Captivate 5.5: The Pros of Contrast

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. I fell in love with Captivate 5 the moment I started the program. The user interface (UI) was a vast improvement over every legacy versions of the program. Looking back on my experience with Captivate 5, I have few complaints.

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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Why “Clear and Easy to Understand” can be bad

Usable Learning

So, as an instructional designer, part of my job is to make things clear and easy to understand , right? Well, it turns out that’s not necessarily the best option. Cathy Moore just put up a blog post that has her checklist for evaluating your own e-Learning design.

App Fusion: 30 Twitter Apps for the Learning Pro by Terrence Wing

Learning Solutions Magazine

Twitter is no longer a solution looking for a problem. Users find more uses for this microblogging service. every day through apps, and that includes uses for personal and organizational learning. Here is a handy. list of apps that will improve your Twitter experience!

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LMS Identify

eLearning 24-7

Welcome, Welcome. How are you today? Audience: We are Fine – Craig! Glad to hear that. Well, I am here to tell you about an amazing product that can answer your LMS questions. That’s right your questions when it comes to identifying a LMS. I know, I know you have heard it before, read about it before, thought about it before and yes, uh, did I say read about it before?

Evaluating Social Learning

Dashe & Thomson

It seems to me that right now this is a wide open field. There are people looking at applying the Kirkpatrick model, there are people measuring the use of social learning tools, and there are people talking about something similar to Brinkerhoff’s Success Case Method.

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.

Social Media for Training

Marcia Conner

Sometimes people read The New Social Learning in the hope it will be written expressly for trainers in corporate training departments. They learn quickly that it was written for leaders in every sort of department determined to help themselves and their people learn more from everything, not only training… from work and the interactions that

Project Management: For Best Results, Add Training


Project managers are often thought of as the gears that keep a business moving full-steam ahead. But with the high-stakes pressure of deadlines, limited staff, and tight budgets, they need all the help they can get.

Connected, the film

Jay Cross

Tiffany Shlain is a treasure. Her movie Connected comes out this fall. I can’t wait. There are a few screenings before the release. I plan to see it on July 23 @ 4:30 at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Thanks to Ross Dawson for the tip. Just Jay

How to Keep Employee Training Programs From Backfiring


Training programs are usually associated with better retention, but not always. Make this mistake and see your investment walk out the door. Training your employees, common sense tells us, builds loyalty and capacity and makes your organization more likely to retain talent for longer.

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.