Tue.Oct 30, 2012

Adobe Captivate 6: Branch Aware

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Lori Smith. Branch Aware is new in Captivate 6. Unlike other new features (like HTML5 support and Themes), Branch Aware has gotten little attention and few people understand what the option does.

5 Tips To Maximize ROI Of Your LMS

Upside Learning

As I keep meeting many of my prospects, I always confront a very common question, “Can you help us to understand how we can maximize the Return on Investment (ROI) of our LMS?”. The question indirectly extends to how can we calculate the ROI of an LMS and highlight the positive outcomes of it.

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How to Create a Rapid E-Learning Tab in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

A few years back, I was at a workshop where the PowerPoint team was showing some of the new features in the soon-to-be-released PowerPoint 2010. As they were talking about the features, one of them mentioned the ability to combine shapes to create your own.

Designing Learning Games for Multiple Devices

Bottom-Line Performance

For many of us, a smart phone is the last object we touch before we go to bed… and the first object we grab in the morning. We’re on the go… and sending out a few emails on a tablet over lunch is, well, normal.

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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Is an eLearning Branched Scenario a Game?

Web Courseworks

There has been an upsurge in the use of branching scenarios within eLearning development. Gamification advocates are now sprinkling in video game mechanics to turn the branching story into a game. Branching stories allow players to make a sequence of decisions that goes on to shape the scenario they are participating in. While branching scenarios [.]. eLearning

Learning on Command

ATD Learning Technologies

The philosophy behind Learning on Command is that we can turn someone into a learner by designing information that can deliver learning in a magic bubble, whether through informal or formal means. I was recently reading a post by a well-respected voice in our industry that discussed the irrelevance of generational discrimination and offered instead a different way to categorize learners. He had me until he started categorizing learners. Click here to read full version

Interviewed on mobile

Clark Quinn

A student from Florida Gulf Coast University interviewed me on mobile. Here’s the (largely unedited) transcript she provided for me: What is your definition of mobile learning? Using a mobile device to make us more effective, either in the moment or developing us over time. A mobile device is a small portable device that is with us all the time and we are doing something with it because of where we are. Would you consider a laptop a Mobile Device?

Survey: Presenteeism on the Rise

CLO Magazine

Presenteeism, or workers who see "being present" as their top priority, is up 3 percentage points from 2011 to 22 percent, according to a new survey. Chicago — Oct. 29 Presenteeism is on the rise in U.S. workplaces, according to the latest StressPulseSM survey by ComPsych Corp., a provider of employee assistance programs. "As

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.

WHEN YOUR LEARNERS ARE ENGINEERS… BETTER KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE

Wonderful Brain

It can’t be a secret that stereotypes are often well proven by personal experience. And in my many years building learning, whether facilitated instruction or elearning it’s a cardinal rule that instructional designers need to know many aspects of their target learner’s personality traits.

Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio (and did you take instructor-led training with you, or what)?

Dashe & Thomson

We recently had the opportunity to partner with a company that provides solely instructor-led training (ILT). To learn more about our new partner, I did some research on companies that focus primarily on ILT.

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Spark Your Interest goes international

Spark Your Interest

One of the wonders of technology is how much it shrinks our world. I’ve often wondered how similar learning & development is in other countries. On the surface it seems as though it is familiar, but perhaps it’s just my filter bubble. Over the next little while, I’ll be engaging with some bloggers and L&D folks around the world to explore this, in a kind of blog-tour. First up is a former colleague who has moved to Berlin.

Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio (and did you take instructor-led training with you, or what)?

Dashe & Thomson

We recently had the opportunity to partner with a company that provides solely instructor-led training (ILT). To learn more about our new partner, I did some research on companies that focus primarily on ILT.

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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.

Simply Changing Part 1 – My move to Berlin

Spark Your Interest

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of posts on the international flavour of technology and/or learning & development. In April 2012, I decided to make a bold step in my life and move to Berlin. It is a magnificent city with much history, culture, openness, and beauty that welcomes close to 10 Million visitors a year. Why Berlin?

Chetu Shows HTML5 Prototypes for Mobile Content Delivery by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

eLearning provider Chetu announces prototypes at DevLearn 2012 for adaptive rendering on mobile devices. Development Strategies Emerging Topics Management Mobile Learning

Spark Your Interest goes international

Spark Your Interest

One of the wonders of technology is how much it shrinks our world. I’ve often wondered how similar learning & development is in other countries. On the surface it seems as though it is familiar, but perhaps it’s just my filter bubble. Over the next little while, I’ll be engaging with some bloggers and L&D folks around the world to explore this, in a kind of blog-tour. First up is a former colleague who has moved to Berlin.

Learning 2012: what worked, what didn’t, even better if…?

Good To Great

Learning 2012, held in late October in Florida, was my first experience of a non-UK conference (in fact my first trip to the USA!), and it was quite an experience. The sheer scale of Learning 2012 – 1600 people, attending 200 sessions, over four days – was very different from conferences I’ve attended in the UK, and just being there was a learning opportunity in itself, even before considering the content of the sessions.

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

Simply Changing Part 1 – My move to Berlin

Spark Your Interest

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of posts on the international flavour of technology and/or learning & development. In April 2012, I decided to make a bold step in my life and move to Berlin. It is a magnificent city with much history, culture, openness, and beauty that welcomes close to 10 Million visitors a year. Why Berlin?

Learning 2012: what worked, what didn’t, even better if…?

Good To Great

Learning 2012, held in late October in Florida, was my first experience of a non-UK conference (in fact my first trip to the USA!), and it was quite an experience. The sheer scale of Learning 2012 – 1600 people, attending 200 sessions, over four days – was very different from conferences I’ve attended in the UK, and just being there was a learning opportunity in itself, even before considering the content of the sessions.

Skill Pill M-Learning and Prentice Hall/Pearson launch The Mobile MBA at DevLearn 2012 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

At DevLearn 2012, Skill Pill M-Learning is launching The Mobile MBA, a learning resource package consisting of a book, mobile videos, and tools to help boost business performance. Blended Learning Design Strategies Performance Support Professional Development

SkyPrep.com Introduces Affordable User-Friendly SaaS-based LMS at DevLearn by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Following a six-month beta period, the official release of SkyPrep incorporates the feedback of hundreds of users and provides one of the most effective training tools in the market. Design & Development Tools Emerging Topics Learning Systems

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.

Piron Corp. Presents FlexiGuru eLearning Platform at DevLearn 2012 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Piron’s Ankur Aggarwal, CEO and founder, and Myles Fuchs, chief revenue officer, will share their thoughts on the latest trends in eLearning and corporate training technologies and how to deliver successful business impact across the enterprise.

Float Mobile Learning Introduces Tappestry for Organizations and Events by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Float Mobile Learning, the leader in developing custom mobile learning applications and mobile learning strategy, introduced new features for Tappestry today at DevLearn that will allow business professionals to capture and share learning and productivity data in a controlled and secure environment.

dominKnow Unveils New Features in Claro at DevLearn 2012 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Two years after announcing the beta release of Claro at DevLearn 2010, dominKnow is rolling out new features in the award-winning HTML5-compliant authoring tool during this year’s conference. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Getting Started Mobile Learning Rapid Development

CERTPOINT Systems Presents at DevLearn 2012 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

CERTPOINT Systems explores the latest trends in technologies for training and development at The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference & Expo 2012 in Las Vegas. Design & Development Tools Learning Systems Management Mobile Learning Performance Support

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

Adobe Presents Adobe Software Assurance at DevLearn 2012 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Adobe will present its just-launched Adobe Software Assurance (ASA) at The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference and. Expo 2012. ASA ensures that you are always using the latest Adobe technology without straining your software budget or. administrative resources for your covered Adobe Software.