Mon.Feb 04, 2013

How-To Adult Learning


This show was developed in 2010 for an NGO in South Africa has been used all over the place since then. It contains some Nuggets of Truthiness that most people developing learning programs for adults Anywhere and Everywhere would be well advised to learn. Amazing how we miss the basics in our quest for faster, cheaper, mobile. Brain Rules Education Learning

10 Interaction Design Tips

The eLearning Coach

Make your interactions enjoyable and easy to use. Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Interaction Design Tips. eLearning Design

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Gaming, Story Learning and Feedback Loop

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: The process of developing scenario-based lessons and interactive storytelling modalities require feedback mechanisms both from the participants and co-developers.

Nuts and Bolts: Seeing the Forest by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

Those who are closest to a situation can be the last to notice a problem when it exists. Experts can have trouble getting beyond their expertise to find a better solution. Here’s a way to solve the old instructional design paradox: When you can’t see the forest for the trees.

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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Top 5 Courses to Prevent the Next Super Bowl Emergency


Last night during the Super Bowl, as the power outage reached the 20 minute mark, I could only wince thinking of the panicked stadium operations team hustling to get the lights back on.

The Accidental Learner

Training Industry

“Incidental learning” is currently a hot topic. It is a method of learning by simply being there. The learner does not need to travel far or enroll in a virtual training class, but learns from seeing, asking questions, and maybe doing. Often people don’t even plan upon participating in incidental learning. It just happens. It is an accident. This reminds me of a movie that I saw many years ago, “The Accidental Tourist.”

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When Social Biz Meets Superbowl


I spend a lot of my time describing effective use of social media and the need for brands to have a real voice, to show that they are in touch with their customers, and to show that they are acting in real-time.

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Real mLearning

Clark Quinn

Too many times, at conference expos and advertisements, it appears that folks are trying to say that courses on a tablet (or phone) are mlearning. On the contrary, I’ll suggest that courses on a phone or a tablet are e learning. Then, what is mlearning?

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.

Jay’s Informal Learning Super Deck

Jay Cross

This deck is my starting point when I’m asked to do a presentation about informal learning. Some of these 350 slides are eight years old; most are less than 24 months. Flip through the slides. I guarantee you’ll end knowing more. about informal learning than you did on the way in. On my Walkabout I am experimenting with openness. I’m going to be much more open. I am narrating my work and being more transparent with my thinking.

Steve Wozniak #eli3 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

The legendary Steve “The Woz” Wozniak was the opening keynote at the 3rd International Conference of e-Learning and Distance Learning.

#EDCMOOC: utopias & dystopias – looking to the past (part 1)

Good To Great

Last week, I enrolled on Edinburgh University’s Coursera MOOC called E-learning and Digital Cultures. I did this partly out of curiosity about MOOCs generally and partly because this particular course sounded like it might be interesting.

TCEA Convention and Digital Learning Day

Visual Lounge

Next week several TechSmithies will be traveling to Austin, Texas where TechSmith is exhibiting at TCEA 2013 , a convention for tech-loving and tech-learning educators.

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.

#EDCMOOC week 1: utopias and dystopias

Good To Great

Last week, I enrolled on Edinburgh University’s Coursera MOOC called E-learning and Digital Cultures. I did this partly out of curiosity about MOOCs generally and partly because this particular course sounded like it might be interesting.

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

Visual Lounge

Guest post by Michael F. Ruffini, Ed.D. Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offers instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. Their many instructional applications include step-by-step process, demonstrations, tutorials, and presentations. Students can watch a screencast video at their convenience, pausing and reviewing as often as needed.