Mon.Feb 06, 2012


Kapp Notes

The Advantages of Interactivity. There are many advantages of having learners interact with the subject matter they are learning. Studies, as well as common sense, indicate that interactivity helps the learner retain information as well as increasing the learner’s willingness to spend time with the material. In fact, Michael Grahame Moore editor of the American Journal of Distance Education, writes that interactivity between a learner and the content is “the defining characteristic of education.

Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning is Wrong

Upside Learning

Admit it, didn’t the title of this post catch your eye? Coming back from vacation and digging into my feeds I found this interesting article from Wired – Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning is Wrong.

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Adobe Acrobat X: Adding Description Fields to Document Properties

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Barb Binder    It's easy to ignore the Description tab of the Document Properties dialog box in Adobe Acrobat. You may never even think about it as you create, enhance and review your PDFs.

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How to keep formal e-Learning relevant

Challenge to Learn

We all know that e-learning is changing, we all know that our learners have changed. The rise of the internet, social media and mobile devices have changed our world. It turned out that it is much easier for a learner to adapt to these changes than for a e-Learning manager or developer. Over the past 16 months I have written all kind of post researching this change. I was recently asked to present on this subject in a webinar.

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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Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

Here is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas. I have listed them below in chronological order, and also added a short quote from each of them to give you a flavour of what each is about.

Making Your eLearning Initiative an Internal Bestseller


As elearning developers, training coordinators and instructional designers, we create great courses, programs and materials. But that''s only half the battle. How can we make sure we get wide adoption and engagement in the assets and resources populating our learning management systems?

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eSchool Media Award for Raptivity

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Every year the Ed-Tech Readers’ Choice Awards recognize the best products and services in education technology. In the 2012 Ed-Tech Readers’ Choice Awards, Raptivity ® has been recognized as the most sought after education technology under the K-12 category. This is a second time Rapvitiy has won this recognition. eSchool News Award for Raptivity This award is special as it is based on the voting by educators represening a large number of schools and colleges.

My mouse is dead

Learning with e's

No, we haven't had a pet bereavement. and there is no tiny rodent laying legs up in its little cage (although. there's a thought. My daughter's pet mouse sometimes keeps us awake at night with its irritating noises.).

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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.

Reflections on #ASTDTK12

E-learning Uncovered

What a great time I had at TK12! As one of the conference planners, I had duties that prevented me from attending very many of the sessions, but I can honestly say that the whole event was a learning experience.

Marc My Words: eLearning Boot Camp by Marc J. Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

Traditional roles in training and education are in transition, and perhaps fading away. Specializations in eLearning are merging and morphing. What was current last year is now passé, and what was a blip on the horizon is now mainstream.

The State of Sales Training in 2012: Top Trends and Takeaways


On December 7, 2011 ESR delivered a webinar presentation on the state of sales training (download the MP3 or PDF—free registration required). It was an hour full of valuable intelligence and insight for sales training companies and sales trainers in corporate L&D organizations.


ASTD Houston Membership Mixer: Use the power of KINECT for Windows to transform training

Take an e-Learning Break

Register at: [link] Come and Join the Fun! Kinect has changed the way people play games and experience entertainment. Now, Kinect for Windows offers the potential to transform how people interact with computers and Windows-embedded devices in multiple industries, including education, healthcare, retail, transportation, and beyond. We’ll discuss how the Kinect technology will change the face of training. We’ll also provide a demo of Kinect working in the Windows environment.

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.

LearnTec and a few more awards for eFront


In the context of Learntec trade fair our Austrian VAR ( Click-and-learn ) has been awarded with two “gold medals” (in the category “LMS” – with eFront ; and in the category “development of individual learning content”).

elearn Magazine: A Curator’s Tools and To-Do List

Spark Your Interest

Via – Organizational Learning and Development Going to a museum is an enhanced content-viewing experience; some of the work it takes to understand and appreciate art has already been done for you. That’s the same confidence you feel when going t… Via

Happiness Makes You Smarter? :( It’s True! :)


TED Talks are like the TV show The Voice. They are The Voice of Great Minds. Everyone who speaks at TED wins. Here’s another great TED talk that might, if you really listen, change your life … In many of my most recent posts I alluded to the idea that “average’ was not a goal. [.]. Brain Brain Rules Education Happiness Learning

elearn Magazine: A Curator’s Tools and To-Do List

Spark Your Interest

Via – Organizational Learning and Development Going to a museum is an enhanced content-viewing experience; some of the work it takes to understand and appreciate art has already been done for you. That’s the same confidence you feel when going t… Via

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!

The 4 Best FREE eLearning Tools for 2012!


Click on the links below to get started: Flickr : Home to over 5 billion of the worlds most interesting photos. SlideShare : A cloud service that allows eLearning professionals to view and download presentations & documents on topics that interest them and remix for their own work.

10 Ways to Bring A Conference Back to Work

ATD Learning Technologies

When it comes to conferences, a better slogan would be, "What happens in Vegas should NOT stay in Vegas." If you're one of the fortunate people from your organization to attend a professional conference, how can you bring it back to the workplace so everyone can benefit? During sessions, keynotes, hallwa. Click here to read full version