Fri.Sep 16, 2011

Asynchronous and online should be the default to argue against

Clive on Learning

Live, face-to-face communication has always been the default for human beings. At one stage it was our only option. But what held true 10,000 years ago does not have to hold true now, because now we have some very credible alternative options. Yes, there are strong arguments for meeting face-to-face, when a rich, multi-sensory experience is really important to achieving a satisfactory outcome.

Boom! Coach's Eye and T-shirt Cannons

Visual Lounge

At TechSmith we're gearing up for something new. We're kicking off a new app called Coach's Eye. What is Coaches Eye? It is a way to record an athlete, point out problems, and review as needed. And, have you ever thought to yourself. Gee, I could really use a t-shirt cannon!"?

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The 2020 Workforce and the LMS Disconnect


By Jeffrey Katzman. We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jeanne Meister for Xyleme Voices. Based on insights from her book , the podcast looks at trends and predictions about what the workforce will look like in 2020. Jeanne packs a tremendous amount of valuable information into a 19 minute podcast, so it’s worth a full listen, but here is a small glimpse: In 2020, there will be five generations in the workplace. 50% will be Millennials and Gen 2020 will just be entering the workforce.

What should elearning look like?

Learning Visions

What do today's learners expect from an online learning experience? What do you expect? I pinged my PLN and came up with these descriptors. What would you add?

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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10 Reasons to upgrade from Adobe Captivate to Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5-the eLearning Dream Team

Adobe Captivate

The iron is definitely hot when it comes to upgrading your copy of Adobe Captivate to Adobe eLearning Suite. In addition to the discount you get just for upgrading, Adobe is now slashing an additional 200$ US of the overall cost. Here are the 4 more reasons to make your life easier and take home the eLearning Dream team. [.]. eLearning Suite eLearning this week Rapid Authoring Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe Captivate 5.5

Choosing To Offer a Choice

Living in Learning

The first step out onto the steel cable came with almost no hesitation. The safety harness ensured that I would only plunge about three-feet of the fifty or so I hung above terra firma. The exposed rocks that appeared below me added more weight than I reckoned the safety harness would support. I resolved to never take another glance south of my position on what started to look like an endless shuffle to the next tree and the security of a solid looking wooden platform.

Getting and/or Redesigning Content

Coffee and Design

The following are some notes that I will use for a presentation that I am giving to my department about how, I as a designer, get or redesign content that I receive from instructors for their online courses.

Keepstream – and my favourite tweets this week

Jane Hart

Just discovered Keepstream – am going to be using it to share my own fav tweets on my blog – here’s this week’s collection

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.

If by a miracle of mechanical ingenuity.

Learning Cafe

Have you ever thought where did all this computer enabled learning come from? Miracle in the making. In 1912, an American education researcher Dr. Edward L Thorndike said “If by a miracle of mechanical ingenuity, a book could be arranged that only to him who had done what was directed on page one would page two become visible and so on, much that now requires personal instruction could be managed by print.”.