Thu.May 17, 2012

M-learning: What's the big deal?

Clive on Learning

Just released is the eLearning Guild’s new report, Mobile Learning: The Time Is Now , put together by Clark Quinn, who really knows his stuff on this topic. If Clark says the time is now, it probably is. In fact it probably has been since the first iPhone was launched and certainly once we got the iPad. Before that, the very idea of mobile learning was a bit bizarre. In some respects m-learning is no big deal, because mobile devices are already ubiquitous and essential performance aids.

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5 Tips For Proofreading Your Own eLearning Content

Upside Learning

Warning: The first paragraph of this post contains 4 spelling mistakes. I dare you to find them. In an earlier blog post, I wrote about how eLearning proofreading can sometimes get tricky.

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My daughter, poster child for 21st Century learning

Allison Rossett

Tweet. Welcome two guest bloggers, Ken and Darby Hubbell, father and daughter. . First, from Ken– It is my humble opinion (and rather biased, I will admit) that my 8th grade daughter, Darby, is a prime example of what it means to be a 21st Century student.

What the Demise of Draw Something Should Teach Trainers

Mindflash

A couple of months ago, the smartphone app/game Draw Something had been downloaded by 35 million people and was being played daily by 15 million users, making it the hottest smartphone game in the country.

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3 MAJOR Reasons Why Instructional Design Is NOT a Fad

LearnDash

Most of us in this field know that Instructional Design is here to stay, but occasionally there are people who pop-up claiming that “this training fluff” is just a fad – that it doesn’t do the company any good – that it is a waste of dollars, so on and so forth.

Happy Forge Day! Join us live at 2pm ET

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Join us today for a very special episode of The Forge, filled with practical tips, a hijink or two, and exciting announcements about upcoming TechSmith events. Hint: ScreencastCamp!) This episode will wrap up the 2nd season of The Forge, so we’ll make sure to finish with a bang.

What L&D Pros Need to Know About Sales Training

Mindflash

The following post first appeared on Dave Stein’s Commentary on Sales Effectiveness blog , and is republished here with permission. On Monday I attended and presented at ASTD’s (American Society of Training and Development) 2012 International Conference and Exposition.

Brandon’s App of the Week – AppStart for iPad

Bottom-Line Performance

Each week Brandon Penticuff , Bottom-Line Performance’s Director of Technology and admitted app-obsessed iOS user will share an app that he is using that week.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

The Knowledge Funnel: A New Model for Learning by Elliot Washor and Charles Mojkowski (Part 1 of 2)

Spark Your Interest

See on Scoop.it – Organizational Learning and Development.

Brandon’s App of the Week – AppStart for iPad

Bottom-Line Performance

Each week Brandon Penticuff , Bottom-Line Performance’s Director of Technology and admitted app-obsessed iOS user will share an app that he is using that week. Whether it is an app to make you more productive, teach you something, or simply entertain you, we hope that you’ll enjoy learning about them! This week’s app is “ AppStart for iPad ”, a really handy guide on how to find the best apps to get the most of out of your iPad.

The Knowledge Funnel: A New Model for Learning by Elliot Washor and Charles Mojkowski (Part 1 of 2)

Spark Your Interest

See on Scoop.it – Organizational Learning and Development.

CFA Organizational Benefits

Your Training Edge

There are numerous benefits to both the organization and the individual in relation to the CFA designation. We have discussed many of these benefits, but let’s take a look at the benefits that the organization can gain and utilize if you are looking to bring in CFA charterholders. Keep in mind that you may also be considering moving some of your existing associates through the CFA designation, so all of the organizational benefits we are discussing would apply in either situation.

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.

Applying Expertise

Clark Quinn

I’m trying to get my mind around how the information we’re finding out about expertise matches to the types of problems people face. Clearly, you want to align your investments appropriately to situations you face. If you look across the literature on expertise, and the recent writing on how our brains work (c.f. Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow ), you see an emerging picture of expertise.

UPDATED: Happy Forge Day! Join us live at 2pm ET

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Join us today for a very special episode of The Forge, filled with practical tips, a hijink or two, and exciting announcements about upcoming TechSmith events. Hint: ScreencastCamp!) This episode will wrap up the 2nd season of The Forge, so we'll make sure to finish with a bang. UPDATE: If you missed the live stream, you can watch the recorded video below or on YouTube.