Tue.Apr 07, 2015

A Conversation with Connie Malamed

Kapp Notes

I am so excited to be a stop on Connie Malamed’ s blog book tour. She already has one great book so I was anxiously waiting for her next one. It is awesome, filled with great advice for those of us who are visually challenged.

Online Learning to Solve US Teacher Shortage

Lambda Solutions

Current education reform debate in the US centers around the dilemma that high-quality teachers are in high-demand, yet the larger system in place to recruit and retain such teachers is ineffective.

How to Create Award-Winning Training Solutions

Bottom-Line Performance

The after-glow of our three 2014 Brandon Hall awards is starting to fade away. Yes, excitement can only last for so long… and we are hard at work making plans to submit for 2015 awards.

Adobe Illustrator: Working with Artboards

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Sally Cox    I create all my graphics for my eLearning courses in Adobe Illustrator. I try to draw everything myself but also refine stock vector art when I am in a rush. My Illustrator files have a lot of artboards and they can get out of order easily.

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Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

Reflections on a Virtual Learning Experience

B Online Learning

Lately we’ve been getting a lot of demand for our eLearning Design Essentials one day workshop. This workshop is face to face and covers the ‘need to know’ information about putting together an eLearning module.

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A Trip Down Our 11 Year Journey

Upside Learning

Eleven is considered to be a Master Number. Ten being the perfect number, eleven represents something above and beyond the mundane. This is just what we did in the past year; pushed past the limitations, surpassed all expectations, and introduced the world to some innovative learning solutions. That was the year that was. Overall too, […]. Upside Learning

Utilizing Better eLearning Design with Guides and Grids in Lectora

eLearning Brothers

Guest post by Jennifer Valley. Jennifer is an Instructional Designer with five years of experience. She enjoys blogging, social media, and researching. Creating visually appealing content was something I struggled with when I first started in Instructional Design.

Choosing The Right Assessment Strategy


Most online courses will end with a quiz in order to assess whether or not the learner understands the material. However, it’s important to note that assessment strategies should vary depending on what it is you are trying to measure.

Labeling 70:20:10

Clark Quinn

In the Debunker Club , a couple of folks went off on the 70:20:10 model, and it prompted some thoughts. I thought I’d share them. If you’re not familiar with 70:20:10, it’s a framework for thinking about workplace learning that suggests we need to recognize that the opportunity is about much more than courses.

How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

How to Create Your Own Hand-Drawn Graphics

Rapid eLearning

Earlier we looked at the essential guide to visual thinking where we discussed how to communicate visually. Coupled with that post, we explored practical ways to apply visual thinking skills to elearning course design.

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eLearning for schools


With its tremendous growth the last decade, it’s no secret that eLearning is taking the world of education by storm. This might have gotten you a little worried if you are running a traditional educational institution, but it really shouldn’t.

LMS Trends 2015

ATD Learning Technologies

Craig Weiss highlights several trends affecting the LMS industry: performance management, competency management, and APIs or auto connectors. Click here to read full version

#EDENChat returns

Learning with e's

Last year, as the newly elected chair of EDEN''s Network of Academics and Professionals , I launched a new Twitter chat called #EDENChat.

Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

Toolbox Tip: Camtasia Basics

ATD Learning Technologies

In this installment of Toolbox Tip, Claudia Kidder highlights special features of Camtasia Studio, a screen-recording and video-editing software. Click here to read full version

Defining Assignment from Learning Goals


Assignments take the learning to a deeper level. If you want learners to internalize their newly acquired information, develop assignments that encourage them to reflect and synthesize. Adult learners bring with them amazing experiences and knowledge.

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Improve Learner Engagement by Using Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions

SHIFT eLearning

What do you remember more vividly? The steps of installing a piece of new software on your computer or the episodes from your favorite TV drama? Human beings are more swayed by emotions than by a bunch of hard facts and cold statistics.

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ScreencastCamp 2015

Visual Lounge

Over the last few years, TechSmith has been honored to be the host of an onsite event called ScreencastCamp. ScreencastCamp was a place to gather screencast creators from all over the world to talk about how to create better content, learn tips and tricks, and to form a community of users. Campers helped us make ScreencastCamp a wonderful success over the last four years. You came within our walls, camped on our lawn , told stories around the campfire , and more importantly shared what you know.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

How to Craft Engaging Technical Training

360 Training

Planning to author a technical course? Authoring technical training is often a top activity for experts who have years of hands-on experience in a given field. The knowledge transfer can be highly beneficial for learner-practitioners seeking to deepen and improve their job performance. Unfortunately, technical training can sometimes be very dense, complex, and dry.

Version Control in Lectora Online


Version Control in Lectora® Online cloud authoring tool allows multiple members of a team to work on the same title at the same time—all without overwriting each other’s changes. Versioning is made possible through the Check Out and Check In process. Checking Out.

Compliance, LMS and Content – Boring You Bet, Then again.

eLearning 24-7

I’m going on a limb here, but I suspect that either at some point this year or latter of last year, many of you had to complete some compliance training. And I surmise, that after you completed it and signed off or validated with an assessment or read some documents and digitally verified, you never went back again.

Vendor Spotlight: OC Tanner Company, employee recognition provider


The post Vendor Spotlight: OC Tanner Company, employee recognition provider appeared first on CollectMyThoughts. Business HR employee engagement employee recognition OC Tanner workforce management

Best Practices for Launching an External LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook.

Informal Learning in Belarus

Jay Cross

Belarus has gotten the word about informal learning. If they can do it, you can do it! ?? ?????? ???? ??????, ?????? 10–15 % ????????????? ?????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ??????????, ? ?????????

Vendor Spotlight: OC Tanner Company, employee recognition provider


Imagine being able to drastically improve your company’s employee morale and performance, simply by being more thoughtful and giving your employees credit for their good work when it’s due. The O.C.

One More Book – Visual Design Solutions

Usable Learning

Hey folks, I’ve got another book to share.

Kelly Rossi: How Can You Manage Risk Factors Effectively?

The Learning Dispatch

Adib Masumian from our elearning group got Kelly Rossi, project manager extraordinaire, to sit down for an interview on her job. Here''s Kelly''s view on effectively managing the risk factors associated with projects. Read more >> read more

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.

Subreddits for learning

Oh That Rachel

The Learning Guild’s Twitter chat (#guildchat) on Friday was about social media & learning. I brought up reddit, and Nick responded with this: I’m still curious how to use reddit in learning @deacti_vate been there many times but haven’t figured it out lol #guildchat — Nick Leffler (@technkl) April 3, 2015 So – I told […] Continue Reading. The post Subreddits for learning appeared first on Oh That Rachel. Professional Development reddit social media

Five Tips and an RFP Template: Choosing the Right LMS by Sean Hougan

Learning Solutions Magazine

The number of learning management system (LMS) products and providers continues to increase, making the selection of an. LMS more challenging than ever. Yet the benefits of choosing the right LMS the first time make the effort well worth it. are five basic tips to guide you, and an RFP (request for proposal) template to support your selection process. Design & Development Tools Learning Systems Management

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Defining Assignment from Learning Goals


Assignments take the learning to a deeper level. If you want learners to internalize their newly acquired information, develop assignments that encourage them to reflect and synthesize. Adult learners bring with them amazing experiences and knowledge. Consider each learner, a unique reservoir of knowledge, ready to mix the new with the known. The result of this synthesis is believing, attitude sharing and transformation.

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