Thu.Feb 07, 2013

Everything you need to know about Design Thinking


(to get the most from The Big Idea) In April we are running an exciting design jam for learning professionals call The Big Idea. If you’ve seen the schedule you already know that the jam will be based on ‘Design … Read more › big idea blog cool stuff

The importance of synchronicity

Clive on Learning

Over the past couple of months, I have twice been fortunate enough to hear Professor Stephen Heppell speak, once at the 25th birthday party of the eLearning Network and again last week when I chaired his session at Learning Technologies. On both occasions, the idea that most got me thinking was that 'synchronous is sovereign'.

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Adobe Captivate: Methods for Attaching Voiceover Audio

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    When it comes to adding narration audio (voice-overs), Captivate developers have plenty of choices.

What I am hearing and seeing in E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

I know it is only the first full week of February, but just in the past month, a lot has been going on. Most of it is positive, some is neutral, a few are negative (IMO). It comes from fellow readers who send me e-mails or talk to me via social media. It comes from people I meet at events. It comes from me talking to vendors, buyers, monitoring the industry all the while taking notes and seeing the trends/patterns appear right before my eyes. Web site stinks = product stinks.

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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Tin Can in action


Introduction to the Tin Can API: The Tin Can API is a brand new learning technology specification that offers a simpler and more flexible way of capturing learning activities and sharing them with a variety of other systems – opening up an entire world of experiences (online and offline).

Compliance Makeover! (Slides from today's webinar)

Learning Visions

Ten tips for compliance training from cammybean

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Design Principles for Learning Cafe UnConference 2013. Feb 21, Sydney.

Learning Cafe

The 2 nd Learning Café UnConference is not far away. Come 21 Feb, 2013 a bunch of experienced and passionate learning professionals will descend on the Australian Technology Park in Sydney for a day of discussion and debate on themes and issues critical for our profession.

Training: Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 5

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 5 Date and time: Thursday, 28th March, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Adding interactivity to an eLearning course improves the engagement level with the learners.

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.

Informal learning and Stoos management in four slides (Netflix)

Jay Cross

Harold Jarche posted this to the internal Internet Time Alliance network yesterday: “Check out slides 115-118″ [link] I did. I was blown away. Here ’tis: Culture (Original 2009 version) from Reed Hastings. I’m writing the sequel to Informal Learning.

Camtasia Studio 8: Create an Interactive Table of Contents (and Save Time Editing) with Markers

Visual Lounge

Would you like to make it easier for your viewers to navigate through your videos? Or, would you just like help speeding up the editing process? If so, then markers are a great tool to add to your repertoire. In the following video, you’ll learn how to: Find and open the marker view (0:30). Differentiate between the two types of markers. (0:52). 0:52). Add markers to your project. (1:40). 1:40). Quickly pinpoint a section to delete. (2:00). 2:00). Add markers while recording. (2:35). 2:35).

Six Leadership Fundamentals for Global Success

CLO Magazine

The key to productivity is building a talent strategy that takes advantage of the innovations, information and technology available in the human age. Global organizations need leaders who can drive business on a global scale. No organization can afford to overlook optimizing the performance of leaders who are successful in this regard. Individuals who are required to lead across cultures often need to make decisions in complex or ambiguous environments and understand cultural nuances.

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Training: What’s New in Adobe Captivate 6 Update

Adobe Captivate

Topic: What’s New in Adobe Captivate 6 Update Date and time: Thursday, 14th March, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish as they take you through an interesting tour of the new features introduced in the exclusive update for subscription and ASA customers. During this session, learn how [.]. How do I.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

ASTDTK2013 Workshop Materials

Kapp Notes

Had a great deal of fun presenting with Koreen Olbrish at TK 2013. Here are the slides, the game design document and the workshop handout all in one convenient location. Astdtk2013 workshopmaterials from Karl Kapp. And, if you go to this blog entry, you’ll get links to materials and information that was covered in the workshop: #ASTDTK2013 Resources from ASTD Presentations. Games

Compliance Training need a makeover? Join us for a free webinar!

Learning Visions

Is your training connecting with employees? Is your content relevant and engaging? Are you successfully having the impact you desire? Or could your training benefit from a dose of inspiration? If so, you aren’t alone. According to LRN’s 2011-12 Ethics & Compliance Leadership Survey Report, 59% of respondents identify “Online Education Fatigue” as their top challenge. Let's take a look at best practices in compliance training from organizations across the globe including examples of how to: 1.

Four Ways to Assess Learning

CLO Magazine

When it comes to learning design, it’s best to assess an issue early. Defining the ?problem, problem, checking assumptions and gathering data rapidly can avoid many ?program program execution delays and mistakes.

Top five tips for using rapid authoring tools

Spicy Learning

This short post is an edited excerpt from the Spicy Learning Guide, an essential compendium of 101 tips to improve your learning strategy. Register here to receive your free copy! Developing courses with rapid authoring tools can run like a dream or turn into a nightmare! Here are Saffron’s top five tips to help you avoid pitfalls, reduce your costs and get the most out of your tool. Don’t ignore the ‘simple’ tools. Do you really need an expensive tool?

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

This Week on #TalkTech: Real mLearning, Compulsion Loops in Gamification and Schools and Workplaces of the Future

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We discuss three topics a week and the chat lasts around 30 minutes.

Gamification of CME: Is Your Organization in the “Game”?

Association eLearning

If you were in attendance at the 2013 Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACHEP) conference last week there is no doubt you heard the term “gamification” more than once.

World’s 3rd largest blog property Technorati gives ProProfs survey software a thumbs up


This year started with a bang with the launch of our survey software. What made it even better was our software getting rave reviews from the media, one of which came from Technorati – world’s 8th largest social media property and the 3rd largest blog property.

Microsoft Office 2013

E-learning Uncovered

Unless you’ve been buried so deep in an e-learning project you haven’t come up for air, you’re probably aware that Microsoft released to consumers the new version of Office last week. I’ve heard a lot of questions about the different versions and purchase options, so I thought I’d try and clear up some of the confusion surrounding the new Office suite. Most questions about the new Microsoft Office sound something like this, “Are Office 365 and Office 2013 the same thing?

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Bentley University Launches Career Development Course

CLO Magazine

Career Development Introduction 101 aims to provide first-year students with a career toolkit and the opportunity to do mock interviews and elevator pitches in front of corporate recruiters. Waltham, Mass. — Feb. 5 Nearly 90 percent of Bentley University freshman are getting a head start on job searching with the launch of a career development course.

Three Ways to Rapidly Assess Needs

CLO Magazine

Needs assessment doesn’t have to be a drawn-out, months-long process Accelerated needs assessment and diagnosis tools can help learning leaders make everyday decisions. Here are three ways to do so. Conduct short, limited conversations rather than lengthy surveys. • Select a small sample of individuals to interview. • Ask probing questions to uncover what is happening in the business that needs to be addressed.