Mon.Nov 26, 2012

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.

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. But we want to do even better and so we are studying some parallel offerings and what they are doing relative to promoting specific behavior in their systems. Ultimately, we are trying to design something that will motivate users to take action that we know will have positive impact.

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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. To insert audio, visit the  Audio  menu. The process of adding assets to a project isn't difficult, but it could become a major drag--especially if you need to add several assets.

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?

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

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. Here is one about social media experts, so truthful it is almost not funny. Social media stats? Not so fast. A few funny moments…this isn’t you is it? social media

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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

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. Personalization for the high-skill knowledge worker. Personalized learning has different applications for different audiences.

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.

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. Personalization for the high-skill knowledge worker. Personalized learning has different applications for different audiences.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

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. She’s combined the industry research on how people learn with her personal experiences to create a book that’s easy to follow, and easy to pick up and put down as needed. Here are a few of the things that I found most useful to e-learning developers.

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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.

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. This review covers all of the new features available in the Pro version. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Getting Started Training Strategies

‘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.

Don't Pick Your Next LMS Until You Read This Guide!

With so many factors and people to consider, how do you make sure you pick the right LMS? It’s simple: This guide covers crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights, so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

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. They are only a small group of a dozen students, but over the last few months, my elearning module group has created a very large amount of content, including blogs, wiki pages and videos. The group wiki is here if anyone wishes to view some of their content.