July, 2012

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Torrey Trust is my guest blogger. Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life.

ASTD Philadelphia Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

I had a wonderful time at the ASTD Philadelphia elearning SIG meeting last week. Wonderful people, fun time and great exchange of knowledge and information.

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Top 7 Myths Of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

When it comes to mobile learning myths and misconceptions abound. The mlearning domain is still new to many, so this confusion is to be expected. These myths are holding back widespread adoption of mobile learning in the workplace. Here is a list of the more common ones I come across.

What specifically is e-learning good for?

Clive on Learning

Last week I attempted to answer the question 'what is e-learning good for?' and came up with a very simple answer: E-learning, in its many and varied forms, is suitable for any learning activity which does not have to be conducted face-to-fac e. I went on to explain what the circumstances would be in which a face-to-face solution would be needed, but I probably didn't go far enough to satisfy most learning professionals.

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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The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Torrey Trust is my guest blogger. Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life.

Fourth Summer 2012 Learning in 3D Class

Kapp Notes

In the fourth “Learning in 3D Class” we had the opportunity to visit within the virtual world of ProtoSphere. It was a great tour led by Domenick Naccarato of ProtonMedia , the creator of ProtoSphere. Here are some videos of what we were able to experience.

How to Create a Learning Culture in Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

Several excellent blog posts have recently come to my attention that, when combined, provide a how-to for creating a learning culture in organizations. One of these posts appears in Jane Hart’s blog, Learning in the Social Workplace.

eLearning: Google Gets Into Online Learning with "Power Searching with Google" Course

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  I have recently written about  how to use Google to search for eLearning images you can actually use  and  how to search specific websites using Boolean operators in Google search queries. Those  Those skills, however, are just the tip of the Google search iceberg. Starting today (July 10), you can take a free virtual course called "Power Searching with Google" straight from the folks at Google.

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.

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. It even threatens to overtake the blogosphere’s current obsession with gamification. But what exactly is a social intranet…?

The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012

Connect Thinking

Question from a client: We’re an organisation of about 1000 people and we don’t have any e-learning. How far behind are we? This question led me to think about a much larger question – the state of e-learning in Australian organisations in 2012.

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How We Helped Faculty Move Their Courses Online

Allison Rossett

Suzanne Aurilio is my guest blogger. She and our SDSU colleagues have enjoyed some solid successes in bringing faculty to rely on and appreciate technology. Here is her story. I’ve been working with university faculty on teaching, learning and technology for almost ten years.

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Is e-learning something I can do?

Clive on Learning

In what will probably be the final post in my series of questions most frequently asked by learning professionals, I tackle the question ‘Is e-learning something I can do?’

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.

Review: Learning Everywhere by Chad Udell

Experiencing eLearning

I am still very much a novice in mobile learning. I’ve known for quite a while that mobile was a topic I’d have to learn more about eventually, but to be honest, it isn’t something most of my clients are talking about yet.

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The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

mLearning Revolution

For all the mind-boggling stats we read about the video revolution, like how we are publishing video to YouTube at the rate of 72 hours every minute, and consuming over 3 billion hours of video each month, as well as other stats you can see here , video as a medium hasn’t really evolved.

Augmented Reality – Making Paper Interactive

Upside Learning

Clients who already use paper-based materials for distribution or in an instructor-led environment often ask us how we can enhance the learning experience for participants. One of the ways we recommend is to use elements of Augmented Reality. Ever browsed through an Ikea catalog?

Adobe Captivate 6: The Theme for Today is Consistency!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    If you are creating a soft skills eLearning lesson (a lesson teaching a life skill such as conflict resolution instead of a software simulation), the appearance of each individual slide is critical.

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!

How We Helped Faculty Move Courses Online

Allison Rossett

Suzanne Aurilio is my guest blogger. She and our SDSU colleagues have enjoyed some solid successes in bringing faculty to rely on and appreciate technology. Here is her story. I’ve been working with university faculty on teaching, learning and technology for almost ten years.

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Low Cost LMSs – Yes, u can find one for under 10K

eLearning 24-7

The argument that you have to spend over 50K to find a sweet LMS is totally bogus. What is true is that there are plenty of awesome systems for less than 25K and even sweet systems with very nice feature sets for under 10K. I’m not talking about freebies such as Moodle or Sakai, but actually commercial systems. Number of Users. These are folks who are going to use your system. In my experience, small businesses (500 or less users) are the ideal audience for a low cost system.

What is e-learning good for?

Clive on Learning

Continuing my series of posts that answer the questions I most get asked by learning professionals, I turn to one that's always difficult to answer: what is e-learning good for? There's nearly always an agenda behind this question or at least a great deal of scepticism about the potential of e-learning. What people really want to know is whether e-learning has any relevance beyond the obviously restricted domain of regulatory/compliance training.

ADDIE Abandoned for Performance Consulting Skills

Living in Learning

For that last few days I have been contributing to a thread on the eLearning Guild’s network group on LinkedIn. The topic that has been hotly debated, trashed, twisted, modified, and/or exalted is none other than ADDIE. I was okay participating in that lively dialogue until I stumbled upon another post by an ISD asking a question about a “loan processing training issue”.

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.

10 Great Learning Game Design Links

Upside Learning

As our forays into game-based learning continue, so does the research. Thought it’d be a good time to share the 10 most interesting links I’ve looked at in the last month or so. Learning From Game Design: 11 Gambits For Influencing User Behaviour.

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Adobe Captivate 6: Hyperlinks within Text Captions

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    The ability to create a text hyperlink has always been somewhat of a challenge in Captivate. If you wanted to create a hyperlink, you had to first insert a click box and position it over the text.

Games for Change Part 1: The Power of Urgent Optimism in Learning Games

Bottom-Line Performance

Games change us. They change our brains and they change how we think. They put us in the middle of situations we would have never imagined or expected and allow us to make choices and decisions we never thought possible.

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10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]

mLearning Revolution

I love Mobile and everything that it represents. I like the physicality of touch, the idea that nothing gets in the way of me and my content, no keyboard, no mouse, no stylus, no usb ports for a microphone or webcam to connect to, nothing but touch. I enjoy the simplicity of mobile.

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

Why Learn?

The Peformance Improvement

Why should you keep on learning? You have a college degree, maybe a terminal degree such as MBA or Ph.D. You have a job that you know how to do and you’re good at it. You get a regular paycheck, and, if you’re lucky, have a long-term contract and stock options.

A World Without Objectives– Please NO

Allison Rossett

Here is what a world without objectives might sound like– “I don’t know. What do you think? Last year we covered ice breakers. How about a session on humor this year?” ” “Well, I’m not entirely certain what scenario-based elearning would do for us, but I know our competitors are doing it.” ” “I want to build a great program for the reps, but not sure what to do. Role plays? Job aids? Videos? Drills? All of them? How do I decide?”

Leveraging Mobile Learning For Sales Training

Upside Learning

It’s probably easier to push toothpaste back into a tube than convince sales professionals to attend classroom training. Sounds like an exaggeration? Not in my opinion! In my previous job with a life insurance company, I noticed that most sales professionals actually dislike training.

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