Mon.Nov 26, 2012

How Khan Academy Nike Training Club and SparkPeople Motivate Users Behavior

Tony Karrer

I mentioned in my post Online Systems for Behavior Change that I'm working on a very interesting project that is designed to lead to some important changes in behavior that has already had dramatic impacts.

eLearning: How to Incorporate Gamification Elements

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ George  If you happened to catch my earlier article on the  gamification of learning , then you know that I have been dubious about its effectiveness. To be clear, it's not the premise of having fun in learning that I feel we should be wary of. It's the tendency to turn everything into a competition based more on winning than on learning. I guess you could say I don't mind using a few tricks from gamers; it's the actual games that have me worried.

Time for Some Social Media Parodies or are they?

Kapp Notes

Here are several short videos making fun of social media, they are all amusing and some are even funny but I think they all carry an interesting underlying message. See if you can find out the message. Does it apply to you? Here is one about relationships via Facebook.

Adobe Captivate: Adding Assets Doesn't Have to Be a Drag

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel    When it comes time to add assets such as images, animation or audio to your Captivate project, it's no secret that you can accomplish the task by choosing  Insert  and then selecting  Image  or  Animation.

How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

Learn How To Be An Instructional Designer

eLearning Brothers

Check out these awesome resources to learn more about becoming an Instructional Designer: Breaking into Instructional Design. Our friend Connie, the eLearning Coach, has a great eCourse for people who want to learn more about Instructional Design and Technology. In her eCourse she answers questions like: What type of work do Instructional Designers do? What are the required competencies for this line of work? Do I need a degree to be an Instructional Designer?

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Book Review: 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People

E-learning Uncovered

I’ve read some really fantastic books and some not-so-wonderful books. When it comes to e-learning, Dr. Susan Weinschenk has put together a fantastic list of 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People.

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Parabolic learning

Learning with e's

Reflection and Amplification Now that I have some time, I can sit down and reflect on an extraordinary two hour session with my BA Education Studies students this morning.

Social Media for Informal Learning: Part 1

ATD Learning Technologies

The proliferation of social media has re-ignited interest in informal learning processes. In the first of three articles, we identify five social media tools that you’re probably already familiar with that you can use to support informal learning in your organization. Click here to read full version

Successful Leadership Transitions Boost Revenue

CLO Magazine

Organizations with well-engineered leadership transition processes can boost revenue by as much as 5 percent, according to a new study. Washington — Nov. 26 CEB, a member-based advisory firm, has announced new research findings that indicate organizations with well-executed leadership transition processes can boost revenue by as much as 5 percent.

Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

Personalization for Knowledge Workers

Xyleme

This is the 2 nd in a 3 part series addressing the impact of personalization in the education and training markets. In the first post, I addressed the application of personalization in K12. In this post I address use cases that apply to a high-skilled knowledge workforce.

Toolkit: ZebraZapps Goes Pro with New Release! by Joe Ganci

Learning Solutions Magazine

Allen Interactions has released ZebraZapps Pro. While it contains all of the many features of the. earlier version, now called ZebraZapps Creator, it adds several important elements that any serious. eLearning developer will want.

Personalization for Knowledge Workers

Xyleme

Post Type: Blog post. This is the 2 nd in a 3 part series addressing the impact of personalization in the education and training markets. In the first post, I addressed the application of personalization in K12. In this post I address use cases that apply to a high-skilled knowledge workforce.

Serve Those Who Served

CLO Magazine

With such great personal assets, why aren’t these young citizens getting hired? There is a large and growing underutilized talent pool — returning U.S. veterans. Multiple efforts are under way to access this talent, including a massive initiative by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce called Hiring Our Heroes. At the same time there is a good deal of frustration from veterans and hiring executives about attempts to connect with one another. First, let’s look at the vet talent pool.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

‘I Quit But I Forgot to Tell You’

CLO Magazine

Many young people enter the workforce unprepared for the realities of the 9-to-5 grind. Career coaching and peer learning can help put them on the path toward success. As a longtime career coach and HR professional, Jan Slater has heard her fair share of horror stories about young workers. But even she was surprised by one a client shared with her.