Tue.May 01, 2012

Adobe Captivate 5/5.5: Save and Share Effects

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I've written about Captivate's Effects feature in the  past. If used appropriately, effects can greatly enhance your eLearning lesson. During one of my recent Captivate 5/5.5 Essentials online classes, a participant asked if it was possible to share a group of effects with other members on her team. She had added several effects to an object that everyone on her team liked.

How to Create Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I get a lot of questions about interactivity from those who are just getting started. Typically they begin with a lot of subject matter content and they’re not quite sure how to make the course interactive. There’s a lot to consider when it comes to building interactive elearning.

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mLearning Thoughts: 3 Mobile Learning Examples You Might Have Missed

Bottom-Line Performance

If you are reading this, you already know mobile learning is a hot topic. You also know that incorporating social media into mobile learning is even more of a buzz term. With the price of an iPad 2 now dropped to just $400 , the prospect of implementing a smart phone or tablet-based solution across your organization is probably looking more and more attractive. But how do you know what is actually practical, and what are some examples of how mobile learning is already being used?

Karl Kapp Book Tour: The Gamification of Learning and Instruction #gamiLI

Learning Visions

It’s the Cammy Bean stop on the blog book tour for Karl Kapp’s newest book: The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-Based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education Karl Kapp is a professor of instructional technology in Bloomsburg University’s Department of Instructional Technology in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. He’s one of my favorite professors that I've never actually studied with (although he has taught me a ton).

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[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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Three Questions Every Workplace Trainer Should Ask

Mindflash

Right now I’m working on a new education program for our sales team that I call The Art of Questioning.

mLearning Thoughts: 3 Mobile Learning Examples You Might Have Missed

Bottom-Line Performance

If you are reading this, you already know mobile learning is a hot topic. You also know that incorporating social media into mobile learning is even more of a buzz term.

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Healthcare Education Technology Handshakes – 2012 MedBiquitous Conference

Web Courseworks

I am speaking on a panel this Friday at Johns Hopkins at the MedBiquious Conference. Sounds really cool, but it’s really pretty geeky stuff. I am still studying up on the various “interface” standards this group sets. I hope to post an update on my understanding and reflection after the conference. The MedBiquitous Conference is over [.]. eLearning CME conferences Continuing Medical Education distance learning elearning Jon Aleckson SCORM Web Courseworks

Best articles on Working Smarter, April 2012

Jay Cross

GEORGE SIEMENS. APRIL 19, 2012. Remaking education in the image of our desires. The current generation of students will witness the remaking of our education system. Education faces enormous pressure. It’s much, much bigger. MORE >> DAVID WEINBERGER. APRIL 24, 2012.

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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.

You MUST Do This When Designing Training

LearnDash

If you forget to do this one thing when you design your training, be prepared for potentially hours of rework and a lot of finger pointing. In our field, it isn't easy to get cooperation from subject matter experts (SMEs).

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May 30: How to Provide Learning to People Outside Your Organization

Absorb LMS

We had a great turnout for our April 18 Webinar titled “How to Provide Learning to People Outside Your Organization.” ” Consequently, we’ll be repeating this event at the end of May. Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT (GMT -7). We’ll cover: The impact of the “extended enterprise” on learning and development. How a learning management system (LMS) can reduce the effort required to manage external learning programs.

Why Should Mobile Learning Be on Your Mind?

Janet Clarey

I read the article Here’s Why Google and Facebook Might Completely Disappear in the Next 5 Years “ and, coupled with some research on mobile video I’m doing, paused because I suddenly felt like I was missing something. It was one of those “wait – what?” ” moments that I sometimes get as an analyst because you know, I have to know this stuff.

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Introducing May Guest Blogger Allison Rossett

The Learning Circuits

May’s blogger has been a steadfast friend and contributor to ASTD. Allison Rossett is knowledgeable about needs analysis, technology-based learning, persistence and engagement in a world with increasing amounts of technology-based independent learning. Her official bio reads something like this: Dr. Allison Rossett, long-time Professor of Educational Technology at San Diego State University, is a consultant in learning and technology-based performance.

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.

Digitec LMS Exhibition Team Heads North by Northwest

Association eLearning

Representatives for the Knowledge Direct learning management system are preparing for a busy month with two international conference in May. First, the team heads to picturesque Denver, Colorado for the world’s largest training and development conference, ASTD International 2012, May 7-9.

The new workplace

Jay Cross

Six years ago few people believed that informal learning made much of a difference. Today’s common wisdom is that most workplace learning is experiential, unplanned, social, and informal. Informal learning tops many training department agendas. Companies are attracted by the low price tag.

Digitec Welcomes Knowledge Direct LMS Partner Indiana Association of REALTORS®

Association eLearning

The Indiana Association of REALTORS® has officially joined the Knowledge Direct family with the implementation of the association’s new online learning portal for member professional development and continuing education. Knowledge Direct will also support a new certification program offered by the association through their online university, Real Estate Certification Programs, Inc.

Introducing May Guest Blogger Allison Rossett

ATD Learning Technologies

May’s blogger has been a steadfast friend and contributor to ASTD. Allison Rossett is knowledgeable about needs analysis, technology-based learning, persistence and engagement in a world with increasing amounts of technology-based independent learning. So, with ASTD International Conference & Expo this month, Justin and I wanted to invite a guest blogger who could cover a variety of topics. I instantly thought of Allison. Click here to read full version

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Digitec Begins LMS Integration with Personify Association Management System

Association eLearning

Digitec has begun building a bridge to integrate its Knowledge Direct learning management system with TMA Resource’s Personify association management system. An off-the-shelf integration with the Personify AMS will provide users of both systems with single sign-on, secure data transfer, eCommerce and enhanced member self-services. Once the integration is complete, users will log in through the Personify AMS and be automatically granted access to the Knowledge Direct LMS.

Gamification of everything learning ? Mainstream or peripheral.

Learning Cafe

Usually we choose a theme that everybody has some experience with to generate discussion. With this theme we try and tackle an emerging area  gamificiation. If you have played Wii, PS3, Ipad and Iphone games you have

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