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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

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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).

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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[New eBook] How to Market Customer Training

Want to increase awareness of your course offerings? Download this guide and learn how to keep your content at the top of students' minds using email marketing, social channels and other effective strategies.

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Smart Habits

Clark Quinn

I admit that I’m not patient. While this has it’s faults, I use it to drive certain behaviors that are positive. For instance, I’m almost an obsessive optimizer in travel. I try to minimize my luggage (I typically travel out of just an expanded briefcase for trips of around 3 days), and similarly the amount of times sitting in lines. And I use apps to try to find the best places to eat in airports and around wherever I’m staying.

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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.

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

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.

Tips for Driving Learning Success with Moodle LMS: Recorded Webinar

Learn how to get analytic insights into your Moodle learner data. You’ll also get tips and tricks on how to quickly access, analyze, and share this information for actionable insights that will help you improve the effectiveness of your learning programs.

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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Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

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.

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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.

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.

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

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.