Mon.Feb 23, 2015

Game-based learning on a shoestring

E-Learning Provocateur

Game-based learning doesn’t have to break the bank. That was the key point of my presentation at The Learning Assembly in Melbourne last week. Sure, you can spend an obscene amount of money on gaming technology if you want to, but you don’t have to. Take Diner Dash for instance.

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Tips for Creating Effective E-Learning Assessments

Origin Learning

Let us begin with an analogy: If training is a medicine, assessment is a mechanism to ascertain the effectiveness of that medicine.

Training Strategy for Changing Behavior


If you need to change the current behavior of an organization through education on new policies and practices, then you need to have a proven training strategy. These kind of training initiatives are always challenging. People generally don’t like change.

Thank You, Thank You for Kickstarter Backing

Kapp Notes

What a crazy ride the last few weeks have been. As you may know, I have co-founded a company called 2K Learning and we decided to try Kickstarter to fund part of our company’s birth. It worked, it did not seem like it was going to work for over 26 days into the event but, it worked!!!

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Designing Mobile Learning with Adobe Captivate (Free Online Adobe eLearning User Group Event)

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Wednesday, February 25, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Eastern Location:  Live, Online. You Can Attend from Anywhere in the World!   Price:  Free! Presented by  Joe Ganci More and more people are using mobile devices to access content. You know this and realize that the mobile world is different than the desktop world. You're ready to take the plunge into designing and developing true mobile learning, but where do you start?

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Localization: Training and Development in Poland

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jen Weaver    As we continue our journey around the world, let's explore some common cultural facts about Poles and their expectations when it comes to training and development. Test Your Knowledge of Polish Culture. The name "Poland" is a descriptor of the country's geography. Does it mean: The borderlands? The hill country? The flatlands? True or False? Polish businesspeople often speak German. True or False? Prussian is also a common language in Poland.

45 Free Stock Images for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

One of my favorite sites for free stock images is They provide hundreds of free stock images with a Creative Commons Zero license. That means you can do anything with the images, whether free or commercial. And that’s a good deal for those of us who are on a tight budget.

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The Best of e-Learning in February 2015


Ah February… It’s a month full of love, chocolates and—if you live in much of North America—wishing the groundhog had been wrong. Why must he always predict six more weeks of winter? Chase away those winter blues with the best e-Learning articles of the month.

Transformation Comes Through Process Excellence

Training Industry

The first in this year’s blog series on training outsourcing dealt with the idea that there’s a growing need for corporate executives to find a training supplier that has the capability to transform the training organization from one that consumes costs to one that creates value. Outsourcing training has been traditionally viewed as a strategy to reduce costs because the expectations of training departments have continued to be low and have showed little to no measureable results.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

How to Encourage Employees to Comply with Compliance Training Requirements


Compliance training —or training that helps employees understand how to comply with the legal, ethical and policy-related aspects of doing business—is often mandated by an agency external to the organization.

MOOCs Research Well-Received at ATD TechKnowledge 2015

ATD Learning Technologies

Most of us are aware of the growing presence of Millennials in the workplace. This ATD Research Week post, authored by ATD Research Specialist David Frankel (who is a Millennial!), reviews data from ATD and other resources on Millennials at work, their skills, and preparing them to become leaders.

Why You Should be Using Twitter as a Learning Tool


How do we learn? Who do we learn from? As humans, the easiest way for us to learn is from experience, and the more practical way for us to learn is from each other. Luckily social media has made it easier than ever for us to communicate and teach each other with ease. Twitter is starting to be utilized in classrooms and virtual-learning situations to supplement and encourage a shared learning experience. Twitter is a 140-character microblogging site.

The Changing Face of Life Science Product Launch, Part 3: The Role of the Learning Team


In this series, PDG’s Ann Stott, a 20+ year veteran of the Life Science industry, shares her perspective on how to become more strategic in product launch planning. In the previous installment , Ann discussed how a Launch Toolkit can drive success in managing a product launch portfolio.

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.

A Guide to the Instructor Gradebook

DigitalChalk eLearning

The Instructor Gradebook tab offers some added features that allows you, as the organization administrator, to look at student information for specific course offerings. Let’s go over the few things you can do within the instructor gradebook tab. Exporting student information. You can easily pull information for a specific course using the export feature in the instructor gradebook. With this feature you can choose the information you want to pull and only that information will be pulled.

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Toolkit: An Overview of Two Tools—eXe and NimbleAuthor by Joe Ganci

Learning Solutions Magazine

This month, Joe’s review covers one free tool and one that is definitely not free. They have different purposes, both have. their interesting features, both have their limitations. This review will help you sort them out. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies

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Mobile-first content landscape poised to persist


Mobile-first content landscape poised to persist. The many different ways to distribute content today represent both a chance to reach viewers in new ways and a puzzle when it comes to choosing an approach.