Tue.Jan 31, 2012

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These Stats Bode well for Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

. All signs continue to point to a near future where mobile devices will surpass desktop PCs for how we connect to the Internet, shop, and most other things, including learning.

eLearning in ‘the Cloud’

Web Courseworks

eLearning in ‘the Cloud’: Should you go with a brand name or look deeply at the facts? Several eLearning pundits predicted that 2012 will be “the year of the cloud” for those delivering education over the Internet. While I don’t disagree that cloud computing will continue to be an important, evolving service, its use loosely as [.]. eLearning cloud computing elearning Jon Aleckson redundancy SaaS scalability the cloud virtual servers web Web Courseworks

Adobe Captivate: Sometimes Manual Labor is the Best Kind of Labor

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    During the recording process, Captivate typically does a wonderful job of creating screen captures on processes you perform within an application. I said "typically" because there are occasions when Captivate fails to create some of the screen captures and you are left in a bit of a pickle. You won't know Captivate missed an important screen capture until you stop the recording process and begin producing the lesson in Captivate.

5 Amazing Features That Make UpsideLMS 5.0 So Desirable

Upside Learning

Just over a week since we released UpsideLMS 5.0, and the interest it has generated in these few days is mindboggling! For those of you who still haven’t taken a look at this stunning, best value LMS , we suggest you do it now. UpsideLMS version 5.0

Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

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Infographic — Baby Benefits: Is Your Company Offering Enough Maternity Leave?

Mindflash

Despite the long history of fighting for workers’ rights in this country and the cultural buzz around “family values,” the U.S. actually offers some of the weakest paid family leave benefits in the world.

Textbooks are dead. Or Should Be.

Xyleme

I know it’s a bold statement but just for a minute here, humor me and think about a world without physical textbooks, where teachers assign, distribute, receive assignments and grade on a tablet computer. Where students can receive and complete assignments, and follow their grades on their tablet. Learning on a tablet means no paper, no heavy backpacks, instantaneous feedback, financial savings and the ability for customization to each student.

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TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment

eLearning 24-7

Last week, I attended TK 2012 in Las Vegas. This was my third TK in a row to attend, and as usual it contained some WOW on the part of some products, some “huh” on others and even a few “boos” Overall Expo Analysis. Nice selection of vendors – in general.

Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 1

E-Learning Provocateur

Last year, I self published an e-book and two paperbacks. Since doing so, I have received loads of questions from people about various aspects of the process. Of course I’m only too happy to help, so please find below Part 1 in a series of tips & tricks for self publishers… Old school publishers. If you can get an old school publisher to publish your book for you, I say go for it.

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.

Are Your e-Learning Courses Future-Ready?

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Designing e-Learning is like shooting a moving target while standing on a moving platform. By the time you are ready to fire, the world changes again and you are back to taking aim. Take, for instance, mobility. Recently there has been a lot of speculation about the best ways to get applications mobile-ready. The debate heated up especially after Adobe announced that they will no longer be supporting flash on mobile devices.

Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 1

E-Learning Provocateur

Last year, I self published an e-book and two paperbacks. Since doing so, I have received loads of questions from people about various aspects of the process. Of course I’m only too happy to help, so please find below Part 1 in a series of tips & tricks for self publishers… Old school publishers. If you can get an old school publisher to publish your book for you, I say go for it.

Paris et Expo-Langues

Jay Cross

On Thursday, I’ll be addressing the social web and its impact on practical education at Expo-Langues in Paris. I plan to talk about the shift from push learning to pull that refocuses language learning from courses to learning environments. Du pousser au tirer. .

Justifying Learning @ the Point of Work

Living in Learning

A recent post “Evolving Training Into the Perfect Hole” brought a comment to me that I could really identify with as being a key challenge – justification for seriously considering learning @ the point of work. I find it stunning that the concept of learning @ the point of work is such a hard sell, especially when you consider that opportunities to learn and moments of potential failure happen at the same time…and very often in the same place - @ the point of work.

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.

Newsletter,feedback and eMaterials

Moodle Journal

One aspects of eLearning that I have been very keen to get established is a newsletter.

Always Said The Brain Rules!

KnowledgeStar

I always knew that it’s all in my head, that my brain ruled and not my heart. It’s taken years of work in the Neurosciences to get to the point where they are realizing that they hardly know anything at all about the way the brain really works. John Medina, author of Brain Rules, is [.]. Brain Brain Rules Education instructional design John Medina Learning

How a Learning Culture Builds a Key Competitive Advantage — Employee Accountability

Mindflash

I’m on the road a lot, so I tend to find myself in a lot of different Starbucks coffee shops.