Wed.Sep 28, 2011

Getting a job as an Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

I get a lot of emails from people asking me how to break into the ID field. They’ve been trying to get a job but haven’t found the right door to open yet. “I’ve I’ve been teaching for years and now I want a change.” “I’ve I’ve been reading up on the field and it seems really interesting.” “You

Job 113

Adobe Captivate 5.5: The Fastest Angle Remover in the West

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. You may have noticed that Captivate 5.5 allows you to quickly change the angle of a slide object by dragging the free-rotate icon you will find just above any selected object. While rotating an object is great, getting rid of the rotation can get a bit sticky if you try to use the free-rotate icon. Most people will nearly remove the rotation, but are surprised to find that a slight angle remains. There are two painless ways to remove the rotation (the Angle).

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Profile of a learning architect: Charles Jennings

Clive on Learning

Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action.

Techno Takeover: Can Your Job Be Done By a Robot?

Mindflash

Sure, everyone at work may like you, but is there a chance you could be replaced by a robot? Humans doing the following jobs might want to keep an eye out for a new computerized coworker. Click image to enlarge).

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How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

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Social Flow and the Paradox of Exception Handling in ACM

Skilful Minds

There is nothing like an exception to the way things are done to highlight the need to increase knowledge sharing, especially if the exception is one instance of a pattern that results in bad experiences for customers. As Jay Cross recently noted, people learning at work rely on social, or informal learning, around 80% of the time.

All Generations Learn in the Cloud

CLO Magazine

As tools such as Google and YouTube gain popularity, repeated reference is made to software that’s available “in the cloud.” As a result, there has been an increased focus on how this software impacts learning. Many speculate that there might be generational differences in how software in the cloud is used for learning purposes.

QR Codes are Still Alive and Useful - Thanks Wikipedia!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I've been excited about the possibility of QR codes for a couple years now. But, for whatever reason, they've never really taken off. I must admit that I find it a little cumbersome to fumble around my iPhone apps trying to find the right QR code reader that will get the job done.

Emerging Technology for Learning

OpenSesame

This week, OpenSesame’s Josh Blank and ej4’s Dan Cooper gave a presentation at the Enterprise Learning Conference and Expo on the applications of exciting new technologies for learning: video, games, mobile, and social. Left eLearning Solutions

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.

Do they just know it, or can they USE it?

Making Change

It’s easy and tempting to write activities that test whether learners know something. How can we make learners use their knowledge as well? You might be familiar with Bloom’s Taxonomy. Its current form identifies six categories of intellectual performance, from remembering to creating.

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Dev Corner - What programming languages do we use?

Visual Lounge

It's always interesting to find out what technologies developers use to build their software. At TechSmith, we use a broad range of technologies ranging from low level C to high level scripting languages like Ruby and Python.

Do they just know it, or can they USE it?

Making Change

It’s easy and tempting to write activities that test whether learners know something. How can we make learners use their knowledge as well? You might be familiar with Bloom’s Taxonomy. Its current form identifies six categories of intellectual performance, from remembering to creating.

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Two Noteworthy Game News Items

Kapp Notes

Here are three game related news items that I think are of interest. 1) Using a crowdsourcing game called FoldIt , players have unlocked a protein mystery that had baffled AIDS researchers. As the linked article states: “Following the failure of a wide range of attempts to solve the crystal structure of M-PMV retroviral protease by molecular replacement, we challenged players of the protein folding game Foldit to produce accurate models of the protein,” the study reads.

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Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.

Key social learning resources: Part 4

Jane Hart

This article first appeared on TrainingZone on 25th September 2011. This is the fourth and final instalment of my weekly articles curating key social learning resources for TrainingZone’s social learning month. This week we start with a posting by Mark Britz, Nature finds a way.

Gesturing and Projecting with Mobile Devices

Learning Developments

I love the progress mobile technology has made in the past 2 years. However, I've always thought the big limiters to mobile computing are the screen size and a clumsy interface to input data. Tiny videos, images, and small text on web pages are just not ideal for those of us past our teenage years.

Storyboarding – Challenges in the Process and Solutions

G-Cube

Though an established crucial step in e-learning development, Storyboarding is also often forced to be the most hurried one. There are various stakeholders working together on a storyboard – the client, subject matter experts, graphics team, programmers and of course, the ID team.

Designers should envision the unexpressed and unrealized…

Coffee and Design

This post discusses a recent article in TechTrends, by Jason McDonald— The Creative Spirit of Design. The article discusses three characteristics instructional designers, like myself, may exemplify, i.e., imagination, creation-oriented, and inter-disciplinary action.

National IMCO™ Study finds employee engagement linked directly to strength in leadership

A newly released study on the state of employee engagement in the US found that more than half of the adult workforce are Disengaged and only a quarter is Actively Engaged. Download the results and gain insight into the drivers behind engagement at work.

Breaking Down Communication Silos: One Approach

The Peformance Improvement

In my September 20, 2011 blog post , I presented a scenario about communication silos from my new book, Communication in High Performance Organizations: Principles and Best Practices , and invited readers to submit possible solutions.

what can you expect from weelearning?

weelearning

There’s no shortage of events, conferences and seminars these days about learning and technology, so why should you give up your free time to come to weelearning.? The idea for weelearning was born a few months back when Dan … Read more › history introductions

My Latest Learning Obsession

KnowledgeStar

I’m at the point where I’m beginning to think that we’ve come full circle. 350 years ago, before “education” became formal and public, we had spent hundred’s of thousands years learning stuff. We sat around fires and listened to stories. The best place at the fire was kept for the Shaman who was usually the [.]. Education instructional design Learning

Create a Soundtrack that Captures What You Learned in 2011 So Far

KnowledgeStar

I’m working on mine and looking forward to yours. Mine includes the following sounds: New Years Cheers Wine corks pulling and popping Kids yelling Gunshots Rachel Maddow Lots of NPR bits … and MUCH more. Let’s literally HEAR from you! Advertisement. Learning

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Learning Management Systems Pricing

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