Mon.Oct 10, 2011

An Augmented Reality Future

Upside Learning

Every now and again, I’m blown away by the imaginative apps I see in the iOS App Store, as did this one: Ghost Guitar. The app utilizes the iPhone or iPad 2’s front-facing camera to track your hands. You strum with your right hand and fret chords with the left.

Design e-Learning Like a Game Developer: Provide Incentives for Good Work

Kapp Notes

You do something great in a game, you get rewarded. In fact, you even get rewarded if you do something simple like bump into a gold coin. If you bump into it, you collect the coin and eventually you’ve bumped into or walked through enough gold coins to purchase something.

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Cases in custom content development - 3

Clive on Learning

For some background to these cases, see my initial post. Case 3 You were the project manager for an e-learning programme that was launched six months back. The purpose of the programme was to train administrative staff in a major systems change. You have just met with your client who has raised a number of issues: The system is due for a revision within the coming month and this will require some changes to the e-learning materials.

Key social learning resources: Part 6 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

Continuing my series of key social learning resources, here is this week’s selection. 1- In Jane Bozarth’s Nuts and Bolts column for Learning Solutions Magazine, this month she provides an excerpt from the eLearning Guild’s Report, Social Media for Learning.

2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

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Hitting the Road to Talk Social Media


We have been working with LINGOs to share resources about getting started with social media for learning, including sharing a guest blog post on using social media for learning and problem solving and sharing our “Beginning Twitter for Professionals” courses. Right Events

Please Don’t Call Your LMS an LMS


For Pete’s sake, do not call your learning management system, the “learning management system.” That is like telling your friend to call you on your “hand-held, long-range, mobile, radio-telephone device.” Too many times in organizations, I have seen that link on the intranet.

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Company News

E-learning Uncovered

There are lots of things happening at Artisan E-Learning that we wanted you to know about. Congratulations to Tanya Coomes! We are thrilled (for her) and sad (for us) to announce that our COO, Tanya Coomes, will be taking a job as the Director of Finance for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, FL. Tanya has been with us for almost three years (longer as a contractor) and has been an invaluable member of the team.

Quizzing in Adobe Captivate – Interesting Basics (Part 2)

Adobe Captivate

In my previous blog post on Captivate basics, we discussed how the quiz scope works, how to control the question slides through preferences and how to play around with shuffle option to make the quiz more interesting. In this post we will see a few more options, often hidden inside Properties Inspector. It’s feedback time… [.]. How do I. Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe Captivate 5.5

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 we need a LMS?

e-Learning Academy

A question from a client in organisational learning: Do we need a LMS? This is an interesting question. Which comes first? The e-learning course or the LMS? Of course, the ideal is that your e-learning strategy encompasses the purchase, development and implementation of both. However, there are a couple of variables: If you are a [.]. Client FAQ Learning Management Systems

Using Blank Slides for Feedback in Articulate Quizmaker

Learning Developments

Articulate Quizmaker is a great tool for quickly creating professional looking quizzes. It also contains the concept of a blank slide that can be put any where in a quiz and used for any type of learning, feedback, or reinforcement of learning concepts. I show an example of how to use blank slides for creating rich feedback in Quizmaker in my guest blog post for Integrated Learning Services Crafting Feedback in Articulate. Quiz Articulate


Wonderful Brain

What can we learn from the methods used to develop curriculum from the academic and corporate sides of the street? In this comparison we can draw come conclusions and discover ways to enhance the integrity of the processes and the resulting knowledge development. Click here for the Improving Performance White Paper. Comments and responses are welcome. Please respond via the blog