Wed.May 25, 2011

To Improve Learner Retention, Focus on the Dynamics of Forgetting

Dashe & Thomson

When we talk about learning, the concept of retention is almost always an integral part of the discussion. For example, we frequently talk about how and when to present information to optimize retention. In fact, retention is almost synonymous with learning.

Adobe Acrobat X: Filling in Online Forms

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Barb Binder  In a perfect world, everyone would not only own, but also know how to use, Adobe Acrobat X Professional. And if they did, they would only post online forms with fields that were enabled for typing. Sadly, that's not currently our world. Or at least it's not mine.

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Strategies for Optimal SME Engagement

Integrated Learnings

By Dean Hawkinson. As we all know, subject matter experts (or as we like to call them “SMEs”) are key to what we do as instructional designers or performance consultants. We rely on them to provide insight into our project and to validate what we are writing or creating. While we would like to believe that all of our SMEs are thoroughly engaged from the beginning and are responsive to our requests 100% of the time, we all have stories of when this was just not the case.

PowerPoint 2010: Working With Guides

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. For some PowerPoint projects you may find that you would like to line up elements in a certain way and that having guides on the slide would be useful.

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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Big Cat Trail: Amazing Gir

ID Reflections

Sumeet and I headed toward Gir in Junagadh after our Kanha trip. The contrast between the two forests couldn't have been more shocking, and I am not referring to the fauna here. Let me explain a bit. I have experienced Kanha in November, when it is still lush from the monsoon showers.

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Designing Text-based Information

The eLearning Coach

A half dozen principles for designing text for learning. Post from: The eLearning Coach Designing Text-based Information. GRAPHICS MEDIA

An Aptitude for Optimism

CLO Magazine

We’re entering an era of unprecedented opportunity. The economy added 244,000 jobs in April, and according to the second quarter Kauffman Economic Outlook survey, 70 percent of respondents see hope for one key factor during the next three years: employment growth.

What a designer needs to be able to do…

Coffee and Design

I enjoyed browsing AECT’s newest publication The Journal of Applied Instructional Design , especially the article In Search of the Secret Handshakes of ID by Ellen Wagner.

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.

G-Cube Celebrates “Summer Fest”


With summer sneaking in on us & the mercury soaring outside, G-Cube was abuzz with colors and a splash of imagination on Friday, May 20th. Men and women walked around in printed summer clothes with flowers pinned in their hair, beach shirts, bermudas and hats. This was not a regular day. G-Cubians were ready to beat the heat and with style. It seemed like a day in Hawaii with work as usual.

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Are Other People's Graphics Better Than Yours? Here's What to Do About It. by Mark Simon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Are you an “occasional” graphic artist? Would you like to produce better-looking graphics for your eLearning? Here are some solid ideas that will help you advance your skills! Design Strategies Getting Started Graphics

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-25

Jane Hart

Tweet. 5 Unique Uses of Twitter in the Classroom [link] #. RT @ mor_trisha : Social software will be the new electricity powering the enterprise. #. RT @ briansolis Digital Darwinism is the evolution of consumer behavior when society & technology evolve faster than you [link] #. Working Smarter in the Enterprise by @ jaycross [link] #. RT @ vellest : A World Without Facebook – Infographic [link] #. The pull of narrative – in search of persistent context, fm John Hagel [link] #.