Thu.Oct 09, 2014

Game Element: Rewards

Kapp Notes

Rewards are an important part of game play. People do not play games just for the rewards but rewards can help with motivation, provide feedback to learners about progress and rewards are a way of being judged favorably by the game. Reward shelf from The Knowledge Guru. Here is a list of common types of rewards primarily compiled by Jesse Schell, a game developer and professor at Carnegie Mellon University. They are from his great book The Art of Game Design: A book of lenses. Types of Rewards.

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e-Learning Best Practice: How to Make Sure Your System Works

Gyrus

e-Learning Best Practices, and why they can fail from the very start. There are a lot of things that need to go right for your web based content to be successful. Some of them are easy to see. Like when a learner launches a course and the video refuses to play. Others are harder to see. Like when the internet connection that learner is using gets bogged down and the course never shows up.

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Intentional Design & the EPS Performance Stack

Living in Learning

Trolling through my networking groups on LinkedIn yesterday, a post caught my eye where an individual was lamenting how the disjointedness of running disparate systems compromised effective and efficient operations. The suggested solution was a desire for the creation of a unified enterprise platform to eliminate the disparity. I agree that unification is the answer…but not among disparate systems.

eLearning Art and Design Tips for the Non-Designer (Part 2)

eLearning Brothers

So you want to develop an eLearning course huh? But you are not a graphic designer, and need some tips on eLearning Art and Design to get you started? Here is the second post of my three-part series on eLearning Art and Design tips for the non-designer. Click here to read my first post on eLearning Art and Design Tips for the Non-Designer (Part 1). This post will discuss eLearning typography treatment tips. 4 Typography Treatment Tips for eLearning.

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A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

Uplifted and Self-Actualization: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

#BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. We’ll usually include some commentary from the original team member who found the article, too. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content.

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Weight Control Strategies for Learning and Development

Absorb LMS

A friend of mine, an Oxford-educated mathematician, had a smart strategy to succeed in university. When two or more of her professors scheduled exams for the same week, she would immediately ask the instructors to clarify to what extent these exams would influence the final class grade.

Internet of Things: Imagination is the only limit

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

I started my journey with Harbinger Systems sometime back. Though I am just a couple of months old here, the knowledge and exposure which I have received has been enormous. I have interacted and learned a lot from my colleagues who always push and encourage me to dabble in new things. A few days back, one of my colleagues mentioned about The Internet of Things (IOT) to me. This was something new for me and so I decided to do a little research to understand what it is all about.

Weight Control Strategies for Learning and Development

Absorb LMS

A friend of mine, an Oxford-educated mathematician, had a smart strategy to succeed in university. When two or more of her professors scheduled exams for the same week, she would immediately ask the instructors to clarify to what extent these exams would influence the final class grade.

Origin Learning Wins the 2014 Chief Learning Officer Gold Award for Excellence in Social Learning

Origin Learning

Origin Learning , a leading providers of eLearning , Mobile Learning and Social Learning Solutions , has won GOLD at the prestigious 2014 edition of the Chief Learning Officer award ceremony held at Carlsbad, California. The ‘Learning In Practice Gold award’ is for the Excellence in Social Learning category for a leading global luxury retailer.

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Weight Control Strategies for Learning and Development

Absorb LMS

A friend of mine, an Oxford-educated mathematician, had a smart strategy to succeed in university. When two or more of her professors scheduled exams for the same week, she would immediately ask the instructors to clarify to what extent these exams would influence the final class grade.

9 Must-Read Materials About Social Learning

TalentLMS

If you’re into eLearning you must have heard of a concept called Social Learning. On the contrary to some myths, it’s not a new thing. It’s actually the oldest way of learning that we know. It is all about learning from each other, just like you did when you were a kid and friends were showing you how to kick the ball.

The Essentials of Typography for e-Learning

Trivantis

In college, I had to take an entire semester of Typography. That’s right—in the realm of higher education, there exists a semester-long, 400-level course all about typefaces. Spoiler alert: If you’re trying to tell the difference between Arial and Helvetica, look at the differences of the uppercase G or the lowercase t. Or you can take a look at the helpful graphic I’ve mocked up here with the help of Buzzfeed’s extremely informative Cats as Fonts article.

Hi from Our New Lead Development Rep!

OpenSesame

Hello! I’m Whitney Ashe and I’m OpenSesame’s new Lead Development Rep. I’m excited to join the OpenSesame team and get the chance to work with some of you that I’ve met through BlueVolt. Before I came to OpenSesame, I was at Nordstrom for a brief stint. Before that, I was the Project Manager for BlueVolt’s creative team. During my transition to Nordstrom, I very quickly realized that I missed the elearning environment, as well as the culture that both BlueVolt and OpenSesame embrace.

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

These Are The Reasons Why Learners Forget Your Training

SHIFT eLearning

"Training doesn’t help one jot if people can’t remember it in the real world" —Teresa Ewington. Our biggest goal in training is to get students to remember the material. In order to do this more effectively, it helps to understand exactly what causes the mind to forget things. By understanding what makes a person forget, we can incorporate things into our programs that help counteract those causes. Forgetting is an important function.

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Hosting a CoffeeEDU

TechSmith Camtasia

Are you an educator who wants to learn from others and get inspired? Perhaps you’re excited about a new discovery, device, or idea that you’d like to share? Maybe you’re just curious about using technology in education, but don’t know where to begin? Well, have we got an answer for you: host a CoffeeEDU ! CoffeeEDU is the brainchild of edTech superstar, Alice Keeler.

How to Measure the ROI of Your Retail Learning Management System

cogentys

I want you to get the most out of your retail learning management system! Okay, you know you need to implement a retail learning management system, but you need the boss to sign off on your. click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!]. Hospitality Restaurant hospitality training hotel training restaurant learning management system restaurant lms restaurant training retail training

Tablet content presents a unique case

Aptara

Tablet content presents a unique case. Creating mobile content would be complicated enough if it were merely for the many different smartphones on the market. The emergence of tablets has put this function into a whole new light and added another wrinkle to companies' efforts to reach consumers where they are. Tablets are growing larger, close in screen size to laptops. This means the visual richness of the content must be close to what PC users are accustomed to.

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The Better Way to Onboard Customers

Speaker: Skilljar Experts

The best onboarding programs have a super power: they’re constantly improving. Here at Skilljar, we’ve learned a thing or two about onboarding, both by crafting our own experience, and by collaborating with the best Customer Education professionals in the world. In our upcoming webinar, we’re going to share these learnings with you.

5 Reasons You Should Use Infographics in eLearning

DigitalChalk eLearning

Whether you are surfing the web or slowly building your online course, chances are that you’ll run into a few infographics along the way. Infographics have been growing in popularity over the years and they are typically educational, entertaining, and useful tools. But what exactly is an infographic? Well, it is a visual image such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data. Basically, it collects and organizes data and creates an easy-to-understand visual out of it.