Tue.Nov 06, 2012

Challenges Facing Trainers Trying to Implement Serious Games

Kapp Notes

Here is a question I was asked the other day and some of my thoughts. What is the greatest challenge still facing trainers trying to successfully implement serious games and simulations to train their workforce? And how do you recommend they meet this challenge?

The Four Stages of Mobile Maturity

Upside Learning

After posing some questions about what constitutes a mobile learning ecosystem , I’ve continued working towards a model that can describe a mobile learning ecosystem, a task far harder than initially imagined. As has been discussed endlessly on our blog before, the future of learning is mobile.

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Designing Backward and Forward

Clark Quinn

At the recent DevLearn, several of us gathered together in a Junto to talk about issues we felt were becoming important for our field.

eBooks and Printed Books

Moodle Journal

I recall back in the early days of our vle here at College one of my selling points was that having materials in digital form would save not only on paper, but also those trips to the print room, and indeed this remains the case.

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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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Training: Making the most of Learning Interactions in Adobe Captivate 6

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Making the most of Learning Interactions in Adobe Captivate 6 Date and time: Thursday, 6th December, 2012 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Adobe Captivate 6 allows you to add out-of-the-box learning interactions like accordions, tabs, timeline, process circle, glossary, and many more such exciting interactions. Join Sara Henderson, as she shares some [.]. How do I.

Use ERRORS in making technical eLearning engaging and embedding objectives in error discovery and resolution.

Vignettes Learning

There is an old saying that says "people learn the hard way." There is a lot of truth to that in eLearning design. Behind errors are skill gaps that can cause worker failure and high costs to the company.

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Training: Presenter and Captivate: Together at Last!

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Presenter and Captivate: Together at Last! Date and time: Thursday, 15th November, 2012 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: This year, Adobe Captivate 6 and Adobe Presenter 8 were both released. Used individually, they are both great tools for creating eLearning. Together, they are more than the sum of their parts. In fact, [.]. Adobe Presenter eLearning Suite How do I.

Mischief Managed: What "Harry Potter" Can Teach You About Managing E-Learning Projects

The Learning Dispatch

As I’ve said in previous posts, I strive to relate these articles to everyday life and, in particular, my own life. What’s happening now? My eight-year-old has discovered Harry Potter and wants to see every movie ASAP. Oh, but there’s a catch. Mean Mom (i.e.

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.

Joe Sabia – opening keynote at Brainshark #sharkmeet12

Learning Visions

Kineo. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. Joe Sabia – opening keynote at Brainshark #sharkmeet12. Video maker. TED Talk. link]. Joe follows viral culture. What could be transferred to business communications? From the world of viral video? Think about a presentation you’ve given in the past month. Based on the principles Joe is going to talk about, how might you integrate those principles? CDZA – creating videos for this music channel.

EDUCAUSE 2012 Presenter Profiles: Troy Stein

Visual Lounge

Meet Troy Stein. Troy is a Solutions Architect right here at TechSmith. As part of the EDU team, Troy works with educators to refine the existing teaching methods and build new tools to help teachers help their students.

Vote for…Better Courses!

E-learning Uncovered

I’m sitting in my office right now, working on an e-learning course with Election Day coverage on the TV. This got me thinking about how great our country is. We get the option to have our voice heard and our vote counted, which many find inspiring and motivating. What if we did the same thing in our e-learning courses? According to a session I attended at Learning 2012, The Learner’s Evolution , that’s a great way to capture the interest of our audience.

Sexual Harassment Training: A Guide To California AB 1825 Compliance


What is AB 1825 and who needs to comply with it? In 2004, California mandated that all persons in a management position supervising more than 50 employees be required to take a sexual harassment course (AB-1825) to provide training in proper workplace behavior.

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.

We Host Our First Game For Change This Friday… and It’s “Sold Out”

Bottom-Line Performance

We are passionate about game based learning at BLP. We’ve read the research – and conducted some of our own – and seen both with client projects and the case studies of others that it is a powerful tool for learning.

OpenSesame Announces New Hires in Product Development & Customer Support


Today, we are proud to announce that we have made three major new hires to continue expanding our product development and customer support teams. Dave Depper, Edward Irby and Alexandra Hernandez will join the OpenSesame team to focus on improving site usability, expanding the functionality of the OpenSesame API and providing excellent customer service. Press Releases



" How would different beliefs about learning affect our practice? What is the prevailing belief in your own work culture? In thinking of my own past and present workplaces, and the types of instruction I’ve most often been asked to build or facilitate, the belief seems most often to be that learning happens as people acquire discrete pieces of data—which we hope they’ll apply as needed.

DevLearn Junto Timeline

Jay Cross

Just Jay The Future

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!

Making E-Learning Stick: A Q&A with Barbara Carnes

ATD Learning Technologies

A new book from ASTD Press, Making E-Learning Stick , shows instructional designers new and easy-to-implement ways to increase transfer in both asynchronous e-learning and live, virtual training. I recently chatted with author Barbara Carnes about the new books. Here’s what she had to say. Click here to read full version

Unicorn praised for information security

Unicorn Training