Wed.Feb 01, 2012

5 Top Game Based Learning Links: GBL Digest 2

Upside Learning

‘Gamification’ is a term that one comes across very often. Some of us love it, some of us might even hate it; but nobody can ignore it! As gamification gradually finds its way into the realm of education, more and more educators are voicing their criticism or admiration for it.

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My Thoughts on Adobe, Captivate, Articulate, Storyline, Mobile Learning and More [Interview]

mLearning Revolution

This morning, I had the opportunity to be on #eLearnChat, a video Podcast hosted by my good friend Rick Zanotti and Jean Franzblau. The one hour interview felt more like 20 minutes to me, as I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Social Learning: what actually is it?

Jane Hart

Following my last post Social Learning: Are you starting from the right place , I was asked to explain what “social learning” actually is in an organizational context.

Human 2.0

Learning with e's

Post human. Such a strange concept, and one that many people struggle to understand. At its simplest, being post-human is a state closely aligned to the cyborg, or cybernetic-organism - part human, part machine.

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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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What Learning Designers (Still) Need to Learn Themselves: Q&A With Julie Dirksen


How do you design course material for optimal retention, attention, and engagement — at the same time juggling the needs of your “learners,” subject matter experts, and others?

What’s hip in learning in France

Jay Cross

Today I attended two learning events in Paris, in the morning the iLearning Forum hosted by Sally Ann Moore and this afternoon Expo-Langues , the conference where Peter Isackson and I will be speaking tomorrow morning.

There They Go Again: Bashing Brainstorming

The Peformance Improvement

What did brainstorming ever do to receive such vitriol? Jonah Lehrer writes in the January 30 issue of The New Yorker: Typically, participants leave a brainstorming session proud of their contribution. The whiteboard has been filled with free associations.

Three themes at Learning Technologies 2012

Good To Great

This year’s Learning Technologies event was a bit different from previous years for me. In the past, working for a supplier, I’ve spent most of my time on the exhibition floor – although I gained something new from the experience each year. This year, though, I was able to really experience the conference as a delegate and a track chair.

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.

Virtual Training

eLearning Brothers

The Learning eXplosion , by Matthew Murdoch and Treion Muller, is a great read that steps you through how to successfully move your classroom instructor-led training into the virtual classroom. The book specifically focuses on 9 Rules for Creating Effective Virtual Training : 1. The Rule of Continual Change – Learners and designers must always be prepared for change.

Course of the Week: Projecting Inventory Buys (Course & Calculator)


Check out the OpenSesame Course of the Week: Projecting Inventory Buys Course & Calculator by the Retail Owners Institute. Course of the Week

What Amazing Thing The Facebook IPO Did!!!!

Mark Oehlert

YOU HEARD ABOUT FACEBOOK RIGHT???? 5BILLION IPO!!!!! You know what changed? Nothing. Darfur? Peace in Middle East? Clean drinking water to anybody else in Africa? Any fewer people in this country denied basic civil rights like being able to marry who they want to? Any fewer abused kids today? Nope.

You’re Invited! Meet Bravais: Xyleme’s Cloud Learning Solution


You’re invited to take part in the public’s first glimpse of Bravais [brav-ey]; Xyleme’s new cloud learning solution that allows you to quickly deliver personalized learning applications. This is a rare opportunity to attend a live webinar with Xyleme’s President & CEO, Mark Hellinger. He will be your guide as you explore everything Bravais.

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.