Wed.Dec 14, 2011

Great TED Video by Tom Chatfield: 7 ways video games engage the brain

Kapp Notes

Here is a great TED Video that clearly details the ways that video games engage us, transfix us and compel us to action. Tom Chatfield also describes how video games are data collection machines and they are constantly collecting data on players.

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The Flipped Learning Revolution — Coming to a Brain Near You?

Social Learning

One of the concepts in training that has taken the biggest strides this year has been that of the “flipped classroom.” My colleague Jon Matejcek first covered it back in March in his article “ Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of the Classroom.”

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Learning in Wonderland: the untapped potential of workplace learning

Performance Learning Productivity

This is the first of three posts adapted from articles I have written for Inside Learning Technologies & Skills magazine. This article appeared in November 2011. The second and third articles will be posted here a little while after they have been published in the magazine. I’ve taken Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as a theme for the series. The illustrations here are Sir John Tenniel’s

Authentic Learning

Clark Quinn

This week, #change11 is being hosted by Jan Herrington (who I had the pleasure of meeting in West Australia many years ago; highly recommended). She’s talking about authentic learning , and has a nice matrix separating task type and setting to help characterize her approach. It’s an important component of making our learning more effective.

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HTML5—What’s the Urgency?

The Learning Circuits

I’m starting to get some questions along the lines of, “We’ve been hearing we need to switch to HTML5 delivery, and we’d like to be forward-thinking, but why and when should we do it?” Those are really good questions; thanks for asking! Some companies need to deliver content on iPads now. In that case, there is urgency to consider something other than a Flash-based solution.

Beginning Instructional Authoring: Are You Looking Out for YOUR Skills? Pep Talk, Part 1 by Patti Shank

Learning Solutions Magazine

Professional development is vital in any career, and especially so in those careers that move as fast as ours in eLearning does. But the task can seem overwhelming: what should be in your professional development plan, and where do you start? It’s not all technical skills.

Gen Y Wants its Employers to Go Green, Mostly

Mindflash

The young are often perceived as crusaders for a better, cleaner, fairer way of doing business, and there is some evidence that this folk wisdom on youthful idealism is correct.

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Last chance to vote for a ScreenChamp!

Visual Lounge

We have an important job for you: determine which screencaster deserves a brand new MacBook Pro (and a bunch of other goodies). Voting for our ScreenChamp Awards ends Friday, December 16 at 4:00pm ET (21:00 UTC).

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Beginning Instructional Authoring: Are You Looking Out for YOUR Skills? Pep Talk, Part One by Patti Shank

Learning Solutions Magazine

Professional development is vital in any career, and especially so in those careers that move as fast as ours in eLearning does. But the task can seem overwhelming: what should be in your professional development plan, and where do you start? It’s not all technical skills.

We are Learning Designers

Sticky Learning

Let me explain why I don't call myself an Instructional Designer - I do a lot more than design instruction! To me the word instructional brings forth notions of teacher led instruction in formal education settings.

1000+ eLearning Posts in 6 years

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Milestones are important. I remember looking back at my blogging at the 5 year mark, but I've never thought about quantity of posts as a milestone.until I saw 1000 posts in the blogger admin section. From post 1 to 1000 it's been an incredible ride. Seriously! New technology arrived like the iPhone and the iPad. mLearning became so big that The eLearning Guild dedicated an event with mobile learning as the singular focus, mLearnCon.

Course of the Week: Bloodborne Pathogens by Convergence Training

OpenSesame

Meet your workplace safety goals with engaging, effective training from Convergence. Course of the Week

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.

The New Metric: Compound Learning Rate

KnowledgeStar

A few weeks ago, my nephew asked me what the word “expert” means. I told him it was a person who knew a lot about something and learned more everyday. When I answered, he nodded and asked “so am I an expert about superheroes yet?” It made me think about how that question would translate [.]. Brain Corporate Learning Education future of learning Learning Social Learning

More 3D Training in the UK?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

www.vbsworlds.com I've often wondered why Europe seems more accepting of interactive 3D technologies than the US. The first interactive 3D tool I used was called Superscape. They were headquartered in Germany. I think.

Learning is turning ? into !

KnowledgeStar

Learning is essentially is all about turning ? into ! Learning always starts with a question. Where?, and How? Brain Education Learning

Secrets of an organised person

Good To Great

Most people have a Christmas shopping list, but I have a Christmas shopping spreadsheet. This doesn’t paint me in a particularly carefree, spontaneous light, I know (although it does keep me within budget) – but when I recently confessed this on Twitter, I wasn’t met with much surprise, especially from those who’ve worked with me.

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.