Wed.Nov 14, 2012

Gamification In Learning

Upside Learning

There has been so much buzz around gamification recently that it can be difficult to separate the hype from the reality. With clients asking the first questions about In this post I’m attempting to draw some lines around gamification in learning.

Instructional Design Pointers shared by Nadine Jeffers


Recently, Raptivity had organized a Games Show Webinar where Nadine Jeffers shared some vital pointers on designing instructionally sound interactivity using raptivity. A gist of these points is listed below: 1. Be Creative 2. Maximize Pictures and Colors 3. Movement Grabs [.].

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Looking back at 2012. What is coming in 2013 – Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum

Learning Cafe

Date : 6th December,Thursday 12 pm – 1 pm, EST /Sydney. Our final online panel discussion for 2012 and it is not be missed. We speak to a panel of learning and performance managers to review the year that was and the next one.

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The Coherent Organization

Jay Cross

Co·her·ent (k -hîr nt, -h r -) means. Sticking together; cohering. Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts: a coherent essay. Physics Of, relating to, or having waves with similar direction, amplitude, and phase that are capable of exhibiting interference. The American Heritage Dictionary). This post continues an ongoing conversation about The Coherent Organization.

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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My First ‘Captivating’ Blog!

Adobe Captivate

Guest Blog by: David Dunbar, Seasoned Educational Professional at Mochrum E-Learning Development When trying to think of how to begin my first ever ‘official’ blog, I thought about trying to make some profound or controversial statement, to provoke a response amongst the Captivate community! However, when it comes to Education, it would be difficult to [.].

Extending the tablet proposition

Clark Quinn

A few months ago, I opined about what the opportunities for mlearning with a tablet are. And while I think I got it largely right, I missed one. What I said before is that tablets make sense when you need a fair bit of data at once, and/or when your mobility constraints aren’t too severe. There’s something nice about the big screen even if you don’t need the data, if you’ve the time and flexibility. I take my iPad up to the living room, not my phone.

Design For All

ATD Learning Technologies

Universal, or inclusive, design [1] is the design of products or services that are accessible by as many people as reasonably possible. It's a mindset and a methodology you need to adopt and embed into your entire design and development process. It means designing each piece of content to be accessible by those with and those without disabilities or other limiting factors: Click here to read full version

Closing the Training Value Gap with Agile

Training Industry

In October of 2007, I co-authored an article for Training Industry, Inc. titled "The Training Value Gap." The thesis of the article was that delivering small nuggets of learning incrementally, rather than waiting until the entire learning program was completed (before delivering anything) would allow learners to quickly obtain at least some of the required knowledge and skills and rapidly translate those skills into incremental performance improvement.

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.

Course of the Week: Sexual Harassment Prevention for Managers from The Inside Coach


Check out our course of the week by The Inside Coach: Harassment Prevention for Managers! Course of the Week

Changes in language learning for busy adults

Good To Great

I’ve been learning foreign languages since primary school. I started with an after-school French club, added German and Spanish at GCSE and A-Level, studied French and Spanish at university and last year took up Greek.

Compliance eLearning from Real-Life Government Penalties

Vignettes Learning

Oftentimes, the stories of non-compliance are right in front of us. Although some may find it unsuitable to their company because of sensitivities and legal constraints, citing court rulings and administrative penalties and judgment demonstrate clearly why compliance elearning is a must for learners.

Changes in language learning for busy adults

Good To Great

I’ve been learning foreign languages since primary school. I started with an after-school French club, added German and Spanish at GCSE and A-Level, studied French and Spanish at university and last year took up Greek.

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.

Jennifer Aaker on happiness in business

Jay Cross

The Power of Happiness by Jennifer Aaker, Stanford Business School. A refreshing take on happiness from the author of The Dragonfly Effect. Just Jay Well-being

Saffron Interactive shortlisted for Learning Awards

Spicy Learning

‘It’s about making a difference’ says Saffron Interactive designer shortlisted for Learning Awards 2013. Moira Nicolson of Saffron Interactive has been shortlisted for ‘Instructional designer of the year’ at next year’s Learning Awards for designing a course on mental resilience with Transport for London (TfL). The award recognises the instructional designer behind the most ‘innovative learning intervention’ which delivers a ‘demonstrable performance improvement.’.