Thu.Jan 31, 2013

Designing eLearning For iPads (LT 2013 – Slide Deck)

Upside Learning

We have been talking a lot about iPads (by iPads we also imply other ‘tablets’) on our blog for the past couple of weeks. And it’s for a reason.

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Adobe Captivate 6: Audio Control Without a Playbar

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Lori Smith  If you've spent any time using Captivate's new Pretest and the Branch Aware settings, I think you will agree that they are very cool. However,

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The cognitive power of error

Clive on Learning

This week I chaired three very enjoyable sessions at Learning Technologies 2013. These were with cognitive neuroscientist Dr Itiel Dror talking about memory, Professor Stephen Heppell , discussing lifelong learning, and Associate Professor of Learning Technology Steve Wheeler , sharing his vision for future technologies. I like chairing sessions because they give me the chance to really immerse myself in the subjects, without any distractions for an hour at a time.

Are you supporting new fashioned learning in the workplace?

Jane Hart

So what is “new fashioned” learning? Well let’s start by thinking about what “old fashioned” learning is? Old-fashioned” learning is being taught or trained – that is having all you need to know neatly packaged up in a course or programme or workshop or e-learning course.

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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Techsmith Camtasia Studio 8 Training with the ASTD

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Using  Camtasia Studio , you can quickly create visual demonstrations of just about anything (computer software or soft skills training) and post your completed lessons on the web or burn them to a CD. Your lessons can include videos of actions taken on your computer, animation, audio, quizzes and surveys. This one-day course will introduce you to the essential Camtasia Studio skills you need to know to rapidly deploy eLearning!

Improve Your Screenshots by Framing Your Image

Visual Lounge

Some images have a natural border, while others require you to decide where an image begins and ends. For instance, if you use Window capture, the captured window is its own frame. With a Region capture, you decide where an images borders are.

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Knowing versus Doing What Your People Want

Training Industry

I’ve asked for you. A friend of mine is fond of saying, “What is less important is your understanding of the practice of leadership. What matters most is practicing that understanding of leadership.” Your people don’t respond to what you know, they respond to what you do. Trust me, they aren’t always aware of what you might be thinking, but they are keenly tuned in to your behavioral patterns. What you know affects you. What you do influences how others respond to you.

Customer story: An International Maritime University & eFront for education

eFront

When the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University -DEOL Office conducted a study on different open-source LMS solutions to deliver education to a wide range of students around the globe – eFront came out on top. They decided that in terms of cost savings and ease of use and control, eFront was the best tool to use in engaging online distance learning.

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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.

Brain and Memory with Arthur Kohn #astdtk13

Learning Visions

These are my liveblogged notes from a concurrent session with Arthur Kohn. I'm at the ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Conference kicking off today January 29, 2013 in San Jose, California. Apologies for typos and incoherence. Brain and Memory: Seven Tips that Improve E-Learning. Arthur Kohn, PhD. Fulbright Professor of Cognitive Science. He starts us off with a memory test.

Hyper-Connectivity: Get Used To It! Educate for It!

The Peformance Improvement

Why is it that the economy is expanding but the number of high-paying jobs is not increasing (and possibly decreasing)? Tom Friedman in his New York Times op-ed column suggests that the answer to this question is the “Great Inflection”. This is a time of dramatic change in work and education due to technology.

Nick Bilton Day Two Keynote “I live in the future” #astdtk13

Learning Visions

Kineo. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. These are my liveblogged notes from the day two keynote with @nickbolton. I'm at the ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Conference kicking off today January 29, 2013 in San Jose, California. Apologies for typos and incoherence. New York Times, columnist. link]. nickbolton. Author of: I live in the future and here’s how it works. All our devices are increasingly becoming connected. 3 SCREENS: phone, computer, tv screens.

Did You Mean to Kill that Idea

Training Industry

My partner, Karl, was telling me about how the new guy at work is finally settling in to his surroundings. He used to own a business, so he came into this arrangement asking a lot of questions. He wanted to know if they had ever considered doing things like their office procedures or equipment placement differently. Karl explained to me that everyone else had been working there a long time. What they did worked for them.

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.

Flipping Around the World

Visual Lounge

Teachers often find themselves having to be in two places at once. In fact, it was this very dilemma that inspired Emilia Carrillo, a foreign language teacher, to turn her style of teaching upside down.

Institutional Innovation and Podular Design

Skilful Minds

In Social is the plural of personal JP Rangaswami contends that institutional innovation is required to achieve the potential that social software offers organizations in general, and for-profit companies in particular. JP's voice is one of several important contributions to current thinking about innovation. Change Management Collaboration Experience Design Innovation Social Business Design Social Media Social Networks Web 2.0

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Working with E-Learning Vendors: Creating a Request for Information (RFI)

E-learning Uncovered

The selection of an e-learning vendor can seem challenging. Maybe you don’t know what vendors can provide the exact product or service you need, or it might be that you aren’t even sure WHAT you need. My next few blog posts will give some tips I have found for selecting and working with vendors. First, let’s focus on how to get the information you need from a vendor using a Request for Information (RFI).

This Week on #TalkTech: Gamified Chores for Kids, Rethinking Medical Records and HTML 5 Design Ideas

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We discuss three topics a week and the chat lasts around 30 minutes.

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!

Extrinsic Motivation and Games

Usable Learning

Hey folks, this is a really excellent discussion of the issues and research around using extrinsic rewards as a way to motivate behavior. Chris Hecker is looking at the question through the lens of game design, but it really, really applies to learning design as well. .

SharePoint Observations

Learning Developments

I've started to work with Microsoft SharePoint for a lot of projects lately. I'm still fairly new to it. I've only started to seriously work with it over the last year. I thought I'd take a moment to share some observations. People Don't Use SharePoint. People don't use SharePoint because it is not easy to access and documents are hard to find. Now, I know this is not true of all teams within organizations that use SharePoint. I'm sure it is a good solution for a lot of folks.

How good design can be difference in business success

Unicorn Training