Mon.Apr 16, 2012

The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Underway!

Kapp Notes

TODAY”S TOUR STOP: April 17: Gamification Facebook Page The stop includes a link to the first chapter of the book. And while you are there, give it a LIKE!

Mobile Workforce Is Growing – Is Your Training Strategy Evolving?

Upside Learning

IDC projects the mobile workforce to reach 1.3 billion, up from 1 billion in 2010, which is a staggering 37.2% of the workforce worldwide. 75% of North America’s workforce will be mobile by 2010. A few months ago Mashable posted this interesting infographic on the mobile workforce.

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The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Underway!

Kapp Notes

TODAY”S TOUR STOP: April 20: Judy Unrein OneHundred Forty Words and Rich Mesch Performance Punctuated.

Social media and reflection: marriage or divorce?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Social media in organisations has been a difficult topic and sometimes bothers me. When I am invited to do introductory sessions in organisations, I feel like I'm converting people to use MORE social media, whereas I don't believe it is a matter of using as many social media as possible.

[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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Gamification Blog Book Tour Underway!

The Learning Circuits

TODAY"S TOUR STOP: April 17: Gamification Facebook Page The stop includes a link to the first chapter of the book. And while you are there, give it a LIKE!

Fiction lessons for e-learning

Spark Your Interest

I read fiction, typically “award-winning” novels (am a fiction snob truth be told) and am often thinking about how to incorporate some techniques into my e-learning design. . Novels (Photo credit: sbluerock).

Video Tip Series - Part five: Using Music

Visual Lounge

Using music can add an extra element to your video or end up distracting the viewer. Don't let the latter be true when trying to enhance a video with music. This week's video is posted below and presents three tips that will help you effectively use music in screencasts. Not seeing the video?

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Fiction lessons for e-learning

Spark Your Interest

I read fiction, typically “award-winning” novels (am a fiction snob truth be told) and am often thinking about how to incorporate some techniques into my e-learning design. . Novels (Photo credit: sbluerock).

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.

My Experience with Creating a Scenario-based Course: Part 3

Adobe Captivate

In Part 1 of this blog series, I shared my experience about the content acquisition and analysis phase for creating a scenario-based course. In Part 2, I shared how I created a storyline and identified the critical steps in it and further started storyboarding and shared the introduction screen with you. When storyboarding for this [.]. eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I.

Screen Resolution Alert for eLearning Developers!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Statcounter Global Stats reported last week that 1024x768(XGA) has been overtaken by 1366x768(WXGA) for the first time. If these numbers make no sense to you then think of it in terms of aspect ratios. What the report basically says is that the 16:9 aspect ratio has become more popular than 4:3.

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It’s one of those James Bond things – how are we using supportive data in learning?

Spicy Learning

When we take a look at compliance training, we often try to “justify” the learning to the reluctant user by listing the all of the empirical stuff that provides the context for the business case.

In ‘Flipped’ Classroom, the Emphasis Must Be on Support, Not Video

Mindflash

Salman Khan, he of Khan Academy fame, has said that the “ flipped classroom ” model — in which students watch or listen to pre-recorded lectures over the Web, on their own time rather than during class — liberates instructors to finally make real connections with their students.

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.

It’s one of those James Bond things – how are we using supportive data in learning?

Spicy Learning

When we take a look at compliance training, we often try to “justify” the learning to the reluctant user by listing the all of the empirical stuff that provides the context for the business case.

Why SCORM Tin Can API Will Fail (Initially)

LearnDash

It has been 10 years, give or take, since the last major SCORM update was introduced to the learning community. SCORM 2004 was a great evolution from 2.1, but can the same be said about the upcoming Tin Can API ? Unfortunately, I think not.

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The Human Factor: “Please Acknowledge That You Have Read and Understood” by Mary Arnold

Learning Solutions Magazine

What’s your approach to “compliance” training? Many eLearning teams treat it as boilerplate; purely utilitarian, with minimal time and energy allotted to its creation. Yet there is a business case that supports more engaging treatment of the content.

OpenSesame and Reviewsnap Partner to Integrate Performance Management and Corporate Training

OpenSesame

OpenSesame ( www. OpenSesame. com ), the elearning marketplace, and Reviewsnap ( www.Reviewsnap.com ), the leading cloud-based performance management software solution, today announced a powerful partnership. Right Press Releases

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.

What Did You Learn in School Today?

KnowledgeStar

MORNING MEETING School is in. New York Times By JENNY ANDERSON Published: April 13, 2012 LAST month, two kindergarten classes at the Blue School were hard at work doing what many kindergartners do: drawing. One group pursued a variation on the self-portrait. That’s me thinking about my brain,” one 5-year-old-girl said of her picture. Down the [.]. Brain Brain Rules Education Future of education Happiness K-12 Education Learning

Gamification Blog Book Tour Starts Today

ATD Learning Technologies

Today is an exciting day as ASTD and I kick-off a 25 stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education. The book is available at the ASTD Book Store. Click here to read full version

Video Tip Series – Part five: Using Music

Visual Lounge

Using music can add an extra element to your video or end up distracting the viewer. Don't let the latter be true when trying to enhance a video with music. This week's video is posted below and presents three tips that will help you effectively use music in screencasts. Not seeing the video? View it on YouTube. 0:07 Tip #1: Music should flow well with the content on screen 0:30 Tip #2: Avoid music that is too cheesy 0:46 Tip #3: Music should not compete with other audio.