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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. In this free online game, you play the role of a waitress in a busy restaurant.

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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. Most would prefer to continue doing things the way they know how, so changing a procedure often comes with some contention.


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7 Tips for Your LMS RFP Selection Process, and Free RFP Template

Lambda Solutions

We know that with over 300 options to choose from, selecting an LMS can be a tad bit daunting. It''s a timely process that requires a lot of deep thinking and hard work. To make things a little easier, we have compiled everything you need to know to select an LMS, with tips on the process of creating an RFP. lms market

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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?

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

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. Just how a medicine is given to achieve specific goals to heal the body or improve its immunity and strength, training to employees is imparted with the purpose of empowering them with certain specific skills or knowledge and remedy or improve their existing capabilities to strengthen the organization as a whole.

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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. As you can see above, I used one of the city images provided by Philipp Henzler for the Storyline 2 tutorials. It works well in an elearning context.

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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!!! So first of all, this post is to thank all those who graciously supported the “seemingly doomed” Kickstarter campaign.

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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.

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. And if you live somewhere warm, be thankful! Emerging Roles Of The Learning Designer. Right now, before our very eyes, the world of workplace learning is shifting.

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

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.

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. In other words, compliance with the request to have employees complete compliance training is often non-negotiable.

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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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. Click here to read full version

How to Select the Right Training Software for Your Company

Creating a training program for your organization can be a daunting task. Luckily, there are many platforms that offer lots of solutions. How do you decide which one is right for you? Learn about the features to look for and questions to ask before making an important investment in your company’s future.

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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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. In this final entry, Ann talks about the role of the Learning Team in product launch. Q: How are learning teams responding to the changes in life science product launches?

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. Devices that can display visually rich materials are many and varied, and through technology such as HTML5, creators have ways to reach just about all of them.