Thu.Nov 15, 2012

A Paycheck Away, Our Learning Game For Change, Was a Game Changer

Bottom-Line Performance

We hosted a public game play session of “A Paycheck Away” as part of the Spirit and Place Festival last Friday, November 9th. 140 people gathered together to play as a homeless character and try to get out of homelessness within three months.

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Insights: L&D is playing a key role in supporting informal learning

Clive on Learning

This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The second of the ten 'insights' in the report is that ‘L&D is playing a key role in supporting informal learning'. Informal learning is a broad term, covering everything from on-job instruction and coaching, through to the use of performance support materials, collaborative and experiential learning; anything, in fact, that doesn't come bundled up as a full-blown course.

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“Learning the new” vs “Learning the old”

Jane Hart

For many people the word “learning” is synonymous with studying, lessons, classes, etc – because that is how we have been conditioned to believe how “learning” happens.

eLearning: Is This Learning, Winning, or Just Cheating?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  To elaborate on my previous gamification articles, I'd like to touch on the related issue of false achievement--learning how to play the system, or even cheat, in a game or learning environment to acquire the best game outcome (i.e., a win or level up) without actually getting the best learning outcome. This is a real concern when gamifying a learning environment. What happens when the student's desire to win becomes greater than the desire to learn?

The Top 7 Features Your LMS Must Have

An LMS has the power to enhance training effectiveness, and improve business outcomes. The key is knowing which features will enable your organization to get there. This guide will help ensure your LMS is capable of meeting your learning objectives.

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The terminology of happiness and positive psychology

Jay Cross

Happiness. The English language lacks words for describing two entirely different states of happiness. FPsychologists call the transient, short-term happiness that brings a smile to your face “ Hedonic happiness.” ” Long-term contentment and satisfaction with life is another thing entirely; Aristotle called it Eudaimonic happiness. Ironically, these two happinesses are not directly related; lots of smiles does not guarantee long-term wel-being. To thrive, you need both.

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9 ways mobile is moving into academia

eFront

Staff writers at Best Colleges Online have put together a great article on: 9 Ways Mobile is Moving into Academia. Below is an edited extract of the original article. Expanding university apps and mobile web Universities around the world have learned the value of mobile devices, publishing iPhone and Android apps, mobile-optimized sites, and more, that have allowed students and visitors to find campus news, maps, and other helpful resources right in their phones.

The Yield of Happiness

Jay Cross

The Yield of Happiness. Research to be unveiled at ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN. Productivity and hard work have long been integral pieces of a successful workplace. Now human emotion is joining them. Organisations have discovered that treating people like robots leads to hostility, dissatisfaction and resentment towards management. Businesses are changing and at the forefront of this push for change is Jay Cross, chair of the Internet Time Alliance and informal expert.

How to persuade your Boss - PROOF & ROI: 75% of participants say stories work in eLearning

Vignettes Learning

Small examples of stories in a lesson demonstrate to leaders, decision makers and bosses how stories impact learning. This is how you can persuade your leaders and bosses to use stories and experiences in eLearning - This is the proof that stories work.

[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.

A Seat at the Grownups Table

KnowledgeStar

The short history of the training or education department within corporate organizations is an interesting mirror of the shift in economic paradigms from the Industrial Economy to the Knowledge Economy. These departments have moved from the operational level as cost centers to profit centers with their own “C” level leadership that in many cases reports [.]. Learning

Gameover

weelearning

OK so I’ve been struggling to write this post for several days now, mostly because I keep learning interesting new things and I’m probably suffering from some sort of information overload, albeit a rather inspiring kind. So instead of the … Read more ›

Top 10 Training Myths

Your Training Edge

Keep your training department and its customers knowledgeable by avoiding the Top Ten Training Myths. Training departments are sometimes viewed as being out of touch with the rest of the organization. Because of this, beliefs or myths about training, its functions, and its results tend to develop both within the department and outside it. To keep your training department and its customers knowledgeable, avoid these ten training myths.

Your social wishlist

Jay Cross

How will you take advantage of your in-house social network? Use networks to create services and share collective intelligence. Your company will install an in-house social network. The only question is how soon.

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.

Mobile E-Learning Development: Three Important Questions to Ask

E-learning Uncovered

After attending the recent DevLearn 2012 conference and working with clients on mobile e-learning development, I’ve come to believe that the questions you ask (or don’t ask) can be much more important than the solutions you develop. Here are the questions I find most important to ask when working with a client on a new mobile e-learning course. What device(s) will your users be using? This question looks deceptively simple. The standard answer might be “The company issued tablet/smartphone.”

Rapid Development Soars to a New Level

Dvinci Interactive

The phrase “rapid development” carries a stereotype. Fast, cheap and not too interesting or interactive. There may be interactivity, but with limitations. Learning modules start to feel the same and clicking a tab to view more information becomes stale. Until now. Articulate came out with the much anticipated Storyline. Like all new products, it’s the “best thing ever!” But guess what: this is the best thing ever … at least to the rapid development world to date.

Caliper Adds to Executive Team

CLO Magazine

Tony Rutigliano, now senior vice president of consulting services, and Frank Constanzo, now senior vice president of sales, will also join Caliper’s executive committee. Princeton, N.J. — Nov. 12 Caliper Corp., a global human capital management assessment and development firm, has announced the addition of two professionals to its executive team. Tony Rutigliano, former senior practice expert at Gallup, is joining Caliper as a senior vice president of consulting services.

Add Voice Narration to your Camtasia for Mac Project

Visual Lounge

There are lots of ways to create videos with Camtasia. Here at TechSmith, we generally start with a script and storyboard, record the audio, record the video (while listening to the audio), and then edit it all together. Others record everything at once, with or without a script/outline. Still others record their video first, then record voice narration of that video, and put them both together.

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.

Add Voice Narration to your Camtasia for Mac Project

Visual Lounge

There are lots of ways to create videos with Camtasia. Here at TechSmith, we generally start with a script and storyboard, record the audio, record the video (while listening to the audio), and then edit it all together. Others record everything at once, with or without a script/outline. Still others record their video first, then record voice narration of that video, and put them both together.

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