Wed.Aug 17, 2011

Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

Today, I’m going to adopt a contrarian view. We all know social networks promote learning; while the mechanisms aren’t documented or well-understood, that it works isn’t in doubt anymore. But we must ask, are the ‘social media/networking systems’ out there promoting this learning?

The 5 Minute Guide To Getting a Job in Social Media

Mindflash

As more and more companies begin to offer employment opportunities in the social media world, many of us are trying to figure out how to get a foot in the door. If you want to get into this field but your efforts have proved fruitless, look no further.

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Using Custom Progress Bars in Lectora

Integrated Learnings

By Joseph Suarez. You are here.”. Don’t you love when a map tells you that? Knowing exactly where you are can help you decide where to go and what to do next. Lectora’s progress bars are like a “You are here” marker for eLearning courses, providing visual feedback to users about their progress.

Adobe RoboHelp: Security Update Announced

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

An important vulnerability has been identified in RoboHelp and RoboHelp Server. A specially crafted URL could be used to create a cross-site scripting attack on RoboHelp installations. The solution is now available.   Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Help Authoring RoboHelp

[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

Want to take your training data one step further? Download this eBook & learn how to demonstrate the full value of your program by combining traditional training metrics with the data in your CRM.

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Day 3: The Goldilocks rule and good feedback

Good To Great

Yesterday we worked on where we could include some interactions in your e-learning course for maximum learning impact. Sticking with interactions, today we’re going to zoom in and focus on the options and feedback in those interactions.

The State of Digital Education

OpenSesame

With thanks to the great folks at Knewton for making it possible to share their excellent infographic on the state - and future - of elearning and digital education. Infographics

OSHA Heat Safety Tool - Available for Android OS. Others coming soon

Take an e-Learning Break

Living in Houston, the heat index is always a concern - especially for those who work outdoors. The OSHA Heat Safety Tool allows workers and supervisors to calculate the. heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers.

Igniting Learning with a Story: Compliment – Can’t a person compliment a woman anymore?!

Vignettes Learning

We continue to create Vignettes – short, succinct, micro-scenarios – to help you with an example on how you can use stories to ignite and provoke learners to interact and learn. The Vignette “Compliment” revolves around officemates, Roxanne and Tim.

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.

Travels, travails, & thought

Clark Quinn

In case you’ve been wondering about my relative paucity of posting, let me confess that I’ve been on the road almost non-stop for months.

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The State of Digital Education

Jane Hart

Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

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We’ve Joined eLearning Learning!

E-learning Uncovered

Thanks to Tony Karrer for welcoming us to the eLearning Learning community, which is also home to some of our favorite blogs, including…. Cammy Bean’s Learning Visions. Karl Kapp’s Kapp Notes. Christy Tucker’s Experiencing E-Learning. Dan Pontefract’s trainingwreck. Sahana Chattopadhyay’s ID and Other Reflections. …and many others.

Writing & Grammar: How Would you Format a Numbered List?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby. Last week I asked readers to tell us how they format a numbered list. I received several responses. Here is a sampling:  Kris Westrum explains the rational behind treating numbered lists differently in text versus in list form: I never use parentheses around numbers in vertical numbered lists because the numbers stand out so nicely. But I always use them in lists in sentence form in order to set them off from surrounding text and punctuation.

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.

We’ve Joined eLearning Learning!

E-learning Uncovered

Thanks to Tony Karrer for welcoming us to the eLearning Learning community! eLearning Learning is also home to some of our favorite blogs, including…. Cammy Bean’s Learning Visions. Karl Kapp’s Kapp Notes. Christy Tucker’s Experiencing E-Learning. Dan Pontefract’s trainingwreck. Sahana Chattopadhyay’s ID and Other Reflections. …and many others.

Adobe Captivate: Closed Captions for the Slide Videos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

This nifty article will show you how to add closed captions to slide videos instead of just to slides containing audio. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate