Thu.Jan 24, 2013

How Mobile Devices are Influencing User Interface Design

Absorb LMS

“Dear Doctor, I’m concerned about Stanley. He has developed an unusual growth between his left thumb and index finger. The growth is the size of an average hardcover book, yet thinner. One side is silver and emblazoned with the image of an apple. The other glows with an iridescent light.

E-Learning Authoring Tool Comparison

E-learning Uncovered

We get lots of questions about our opinion on the major e-learning authoring tools. A while back, I did a comparison grid to help outline the key differences. There have been a lot of changes to the authoring tool landscape in the last 12 months, so I thought I’d update it. .

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How Mobile Devices are Influencing User Interface Design

Absorb LMS

“Dear Doctor, I’m concerned about Stanley. He has developed an unusual growth between his left thumb and index finger. The growth is the size of an average hardcover book, yet thinner. One side is silver and emblazoned with the image of an apple. The other glows with an iridescent light.

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Adobe Captivate 6: Customize the Date Variable with a Little Interpretation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Lori Smith  I was recently asked by a fellow Captivate developer if it was possible to show the date on a Captivate slide. My answer was a quick yes. use the  cpInfoCurrentDateString  variable within a text caption.

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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e-learning in 6 seconds!

Jane Hart

That sounds about right! Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way and share on Twitter. Available for iPhone and iPod touch. You can download it here. This short video from The Verge explains more about the app and how to create a Vine. Social learning

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This Week on #TalkTech: Games That Subconsciously Train, Math Apps in the Classroom, Mobile Learning Uptake

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.

World Stoos Day

Jay Cross

WHOOPS. I hit the SAVE button prematurely. This ia a post in progress. Stoos (rhymes with close or dose ) is a village located in the municipality of Morschach. It lies at 1,300 metres in the Swiss canton of Schwyz and has about 100 inhabitants.

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Managing Stakeholder Expectations

Training Industry

Until the latter part of the last century, “stakeholder” referred exclusively to a person who held the stakes in a wager. It has come to mean anyone who has an interest in or is affected by the actions of a business, professional association, political group, or non-profit.

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.

Six Traits Agile Leaders Must Have

CLO Magazine

These qualities can increase a leader’s ability to meet the ever-increasing demands of today’s business environment. Leaders in today’s complex business environment must be agile to be able to respond to their workers’ needs and motivations. Here are six traits agile leaders must have. Champion: A champion builds the organization’s brand by his or her power to connect socially.

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Icon Sets: 5 questions to ask before you buy or download

eLearningArt

Back before I started eLearningArt, I worked on a consulting project in a niche industry that had a limited supply of useful stock images. Given our budget, conducting a custom photo-shoot was out of the question.

Where Are You in Your Certification Lifecycle

Training Industry

Where are you in your certification lifecycle? Most product lifecycles depict a product’s introduction, growth, maturity and eventual decline. For this discussion you’ll need to think of your certification as a product.

Using the AIDA Model to get “Buy In” eLearning

B Online Learning

I meet a lot of elearning developers when I’m on the road delivering Articulate training. One of the common concerns a lot of these developers have is how to make their content look good and make sense. Most of us are not graphic designers. I myself started my career as a primary school teacher.

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.

Prepare for the New Ecosystem

CLO Magazine

It’s time to rethink how information is aggregated and used. Take a different look at how you use the ever-shrinking time you have with learners in the classroom. I have attended three learning events in the last month. Although every role in our industry was represented, there was one common theme, which was referenced during one of the CLO panels: “The world we serve is growing more and more out of our control. I’m finding it harder to become a part of the ecosystem.”

Big Ideas for 2013

weelearning

The first weeLearning of 2013 was big on ideas, here's what you missed. Read more › blog cool stuff events

Using iPads to Support Training Delivery

Integrated Learnings

By Dean Hawkinson Recently, I had the opportunity to design my first paperless classroom course , which used iPads to support its delivery. The purpose of using the iPads was to replace paper-based workbooks and job aids , and provide learners with easy access to training resources. As a designer, it stretched me into areas of project management that I had never experienced before.

The Power of Metaphors in eLearning

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: In the film, Lincoln , President Lincoln and Thaddeus Stevens used the power of metaphors to solve two crucial historical stand-offs during the American civil war.

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!

Chris Petersen

Jay Cross

VIA’s Chris Petersen is dead. From an early interview : Suzie: What are some useful tips you can provide people on using their strengths in their daily lives? Chris: Be mindful of what I call strengths occasions, and rise to them. Also, practice, practice, practice.

HTML 5 Games in Rapid Intake

eLearning Brothers

It’s easy to build HTML 5 games in our Interaction Builder and then add then to courses built with Rapid Intake.

What a fantastic widget!

From the Coleface

You may have noticed that more and more websites are allowing you to download appointments into your calendar e.g. www.nationalrail.co.uk lets you get the train time you have looked up straight into Outlook with just the click of a button. Though the technology for sending iCalendar files (.ics)

Icon Sets: 5 questions to ask before you buy or download

eLearningArt

Back before I started eLearningArt, I worked on a consulting project in a niche industry that had a limited supply of useful stock images. Given our budget, conducting a custom photo-shoot was out of the question.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Picture of the Week

ProProfs

Which picture can be the new WEEK\'S PICTURE? Picture of the Week #1 · Picture of the week favorite · What picture should be Photo of the Week? The real picture of the Mona Lisa is of grea. Create your own poll. Quantcast

Camtasia Studio 8 Boot Camp in March/April 2013 – Sign up now!

Visual Lounge

We are excited to once again share some news with our Camtasia Studio users about upcoming training! Former TechSmith employee, Daniel Park, is holding several boot camp classes to help users learn about Camtasia, along with loads of useful information about screencasting productivity.

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Junky Informal Learning

Jay Cross

1-800-GOT-JUNK (“Junk”) came by Internet Time Lab to pick up 24 months of trash. The two thirty-somethings who showed up were pleasant, hard-working, and efficient. One fellow liked his job because it fix his life as a musician.

Consistently Brand Your Snagit (Mac) Captures with Custom Styles

Visual Lounge

Do you use Snagit on Mac every day at work? Would you like to make it easier to represent your organization’s brand in the captures you already create? One of the keys to building a brand is repetition and consistency in the way your company presents itself to the public over time. Snagit can help you consistently represent your brand in all of the image captures you and your colleagues create.

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

Saffron launches new social learning platform

Spicy Learning

At next week’s Learning Technologies Exhibition Saffron Interactive (Stand 33) will be demonstrating Saffron Share, a corporate social network, personal portfolio and community knowledge base for collaboration and ‘just-in-time’ learning. The product is based on the open source Elgg social networking engine. There are two key advantages to basing this new product on open source technology,’ says Toby Harris, LMS product manager at Saffron.

Consistently Brand Your Snagit (Mac) Captures with Custom Styles

Visual Lounge

Do you use Snagit on Mac every day at work? Would you like to make it easier to represent your organization’s brand in the captures you already create? One of the keys to building a brand is repetition and consistency in the way your company presents itself to the public over time. Snagit can help you consistently represent your brand in all of the image captures you and your colleagues create.

Top five tips for using social media with learning

Spicy Learning

This short post is an edited excerpt from the updated Spicy Learning Guide, an essential compendium of 101 tips to improve your learning strategy. We’ll be releasing the new Spicy Learning Guide at Learning Technologies 2013 , so visit us at Stand 33 to collect your free copy! Since 2008 one of the biggest growth areas in learning has been the adoption of internal social networks.