Tue.Apr 05, 2011

ELearning Project Managers – Misunderstood Heroes

Upside Learning

“Aneesh, what does a Project Manager do?&# asked my friend who was contemplating a career in elearning. Without a moment’s hesitation, I replied – “They are ruthless slave drivers, that’s what they are.&#.

Adobe Captivate: Best Practices for Working with User Defined Variables

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Lori Smith. Have you ever inserted a User variable into a Captivate text caption so that the lesson was personalized for your learner? Perhaps you added something like Ah, nice to meet you $$learner_name$$ and expected the variable ($$learner_name$$)   to be replaced by text typed by the learner. Upon previewing the project, there is a good chance that the resulting text caption will look something like the image below. Ah, nice to meet you no name ?

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The A to Z of learning

E-Learning Provocateur

It all started with a tweet by Anne Bartlett-Bragg ( @AnneBB ) observing an instance of the term s-learning representing social learning.

A question of balance

Clive on Learning

It is easy to get in a position where you feel obliged to take a stance on some aspect or other of learning and development in the workplace – in particular when it comes to challenges to the status quo. Typically you’re either with the old way or the new. I’ve never found this particularly helpful, as there are usually plenty of good arguments on either side.

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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Graduation Nation: How Degrees & Careers Match Up In America

Mindflash

More Americans are graduating with bachelor’s degrees (or higher) than ever before. With this in mind, we decided to compare the degrees that are being earned with the occupations that will add the most jobs in the near future to see if there is any correlation. What we found may surprise you.

Organizational Change Management Cited – Again – as Key.

Social Learning

erp-project-failure In his IT Project Failures blog, Michael Krigsman frequently discusses the importance of change management, communication, and training in successful ERP implementations. In a recent post, he cites a recent poll by

Standing at the Crossroads – Providing Navigational Clues to Help Learners Find Their Way

Integrated Learnings

By Donna Bryant Imagine that you are out for a drive in the country. You’re cruising along, and you pass several little towns. Soon, you realize that you are in an unfamiliar area. You consult your maps, but you still aren’t sure where you are.

On demand: agile e-Learning development #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

The Learning Circuits Big Question this month is: How do you address the “I want it now!&# demand from stakeholders? We had a lot of discussion on this question but I would like to approach this months question from the perspective of the e-learning author.

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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.

Training Lessons from Seinfeld: Lesson #2 – Don’t Overwhelm Your Trainees

Mindflash

As I recently watched this classic Seinfeld episode featuring George Costanza’s “morbidly obese” wallet, I immediately made a real-world training connection.

Presenting Next Week – Why Your Brain Loves Video Games

Usable Learning

Hey Twin Cities folks, I’m doing the Why Your Brain Loves Video Games & The Implications for e-Learning presentation at the Digital Learning Forum next week (April 11 6:45 pm). All the relevant information is here: [link] and it’s FREE (who doesn’t love free?).

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Touch Raptivity

Raptivity

Link: Touch Raptivity. eLearning Software eLearning tools interactive learning rapid learning raptivity e-learning software rapid eLearning software rapid interactivity builder

Exploring the Usefulness of Chartjunk at STLUX’11

Skilful Minds

At the end of February I co-presented at STL UX 2011 with Dave Gray. Our presentation was called Exploring the Usefulness of Chartjunk. The collaboration behind the presentation started as an exchange between the two of us on Twitter regarding whether the whole concept of Chartjunk is a myth.

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.

Internet Buttons – help get people online

Jane Hart

I’ve just received an email about Internet Buttons, as follows. “Currently, 9.2 million people are digitally excluded in the UK, of which 6.4 million are over the age of 65. Yet 75% of those excluded know someone who could help get them online.