Wed.Feb 15, 2012

Adobe RoboHelp: iFrames

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    If you have a need to include PDFs in your Help system, you have a few options. You can create a link to the PDF (which will open the PDF once the user clicks the link) or you can import the PDF into the project (which will create a topic out of the PDF).

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Did-you-Know Raptivity?


There are many fascinating facts, stories, theories, tricks and tips of certain people, things or processes. Do we all know about it? Most of us may not. After all we are humans and not overtly smart enough to retain all [.].

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State of the LMS 2012

eLearning 24-7

For the past month, I have been conducting a survey on learning platforms and specifically learning management systems. . The data shows that what many vendors assume end users want is far from accurate.

The CBT Lady

Learning Visions

In the spirit of trying to explain to people what I do for a living, I was trying to explain to someone recently what I do for a living. “I I help organizations design and deliver online training programs…” The guy made a cross with his fingers and hissed at me saying, “Oh no, you’re the CBT Lady!” Visions of hairnet covered lunch ladies. I haven’t recovered yet from this one. The CBT Lady? “Oh Oh no. You create those horrible things that we have to sit through. Every screen is locked out.

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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Book Review: Design for How People Learn

Experiencing eLearning

Julie Dirksen’s Design for How People Learn is a great book for instructional designers because it actually is written using the principles taught.

Bear pit pedagogy

Learning with e's

In our digital literacy teacher training programme at Plymouth University we create environments that encourage critical thinking. My colleague Peter Yeomans (AKA @ethinking on Twitter) says we create the 'bear pits' for our students.

Changing Landscape in E-Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

During the Thought Leadership Webinar on “ Interactive Courses on a ShoeString Budget ” in November, 2011, I had a good discussion with Jim Hanlin, President and Founder of Best Training Resources. Jim shared his views on the changing landscape in e-learning. Vikas: What are clients looking for in eLearning programs? Jim: What strikes me is that there is a phenomenal change in the eLearning industry in comparison to when eLearning was first introduced.


Relevance Trumps ROI

Jay Cross

Excerpts from an article by CLO’s Deanna Hartley : Determining Relevance: Tangible vs. Intangible .

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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 Hacker: The Game

Mark Oehlert

via So this is interesting.gotta say I'm impressed with the look and feel and game play so far.let's design one of these to teach people how to change their default password settings

Singularity University

Jay Cross

Salim Ismael, founding executive director of Singularity University , joined a few dozen of us for lunch in Berkeley yesterday to discuss “Seeing the Next Disruptive Technology.”. Singularity University is neither a university nor about singularity.

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Development Tips: A Little CSS by Mark Lassoff

Learning Solutions Magazine

To make your Web content look and work as you require, you will need to learn another language: Cascading Style Sheet language, usually just referred to as CSS. While this may sound a little daunting, the basics are really quite simple. This month’s tutorial and video will get you started!

Hacked: A Descent into the Malware Inferno

Jay Cross

Summary: I was hacked last Saturday night. My nine sites went down. Three days later, everything’s back in order but it was no fun. I hope it never happens to you, but just in case, I’ll document the blow-by-blow below. In the end, an online service called Sucuri put things back in order.

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.

Obama Budget to Include $8 Billion Training Fund


President Obama proposed a new Community College to Career Fund Monday, which intends to provide some 2 million people with job-related training — a project that people in the e-Learning and training fields will certainly want to keep an eye on.

WEBINAR: Let’s Get Mobile: Changing your Concept of Mobile Content Design and Delivery


We know that by 2015 over 7.1 billion mobile connected devices have been predicted to be in service around the globe, and it is estimated that over 287 million tablets will ship annually. With the launch of the Kindle Fire at $199, tablets are now feasible replacements for printing costs. We are at the tipping point, and mobile delivery is here to stay.

Don’t Sell BS to Salespeople, Make Their Training Meaningful


What really works — and what doesn’t — in corporate sales training? We sat down with’s Geoffrey James , author of How to Say it: Business to Business Selling , for his latest insights on the state of the industry. This is the second of two parts. Read the first here.

Extending Lectora with an iFrame

Integrated Learnings

By Joseph Suarez What’s an iFrame? While it may sound like the next must-have device from Apple, you won’t see a line forming around the block for it anytime soon. That’s because it’s just some useful code capable of extending the functionality of your Lectora-built eLearning course.

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

Course of the Week: Microsoft Excel 2010 by TutorPro


Check out the OpenSesame Course of the Week: Microsoft Excel 2010 by TutorPro and get five free seats! Course of the Week

How to Use QR Codes in Corporate Training

Bottom-Line Performance

Most of us think of QR codes as that goofy looking bar code in the bottom corner of advertisements. Or maybe you have noticed them slapped on billboards that you could not possibly have time to stop and scan. Either way, chances are you have seen a QR Code recently!

Interpreting Learner Interaction in LMS to draw meaningful insights.


View presentation on 'How to keep e-learning relevant'


Kasper Spiro (CEO of easygenerator) presented today in a webinar his thoughts on how to keep formal e-Learning relevant. He combines theories from the field of management, didactics, e-learning and software development and applies them to e-learning.

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.


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From acorn to accolade - behind award-winning eLearning

Unicorn Training

Laura Hooper is Unicorn Training's Learning Awards Instructional Designer of the Year. She provides the lowdown on how an award-winning project comes together."It It was quite a shock to be named Instructional Designer of the Year Award at the Learning and Performance Institute’s Learning Awards earlier this month. It was even more of a shock as I only ended up an Instructional Designer by accident on this particular project!I