September, 2012

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PowerPoint: Create an Infographic

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  If you need to create an Infographic, there are better programs than PowerPoint that you could use. Photoshop would be a good choice, or maybe Fireworks. That being said, PowerPoint is likely on your office computer right now.

6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have heard by now that mobile learning is no longer the next big thing – it IS the big thing.

Ideas About Games and Learner Assessment

Kapp Notes

Just read an article in our local newspaper that indicated the state of Pennsylvania spent $30 million dollars last year on testing.

On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

eLearning 24-7

Yeah I know its not the end of the year, when such forecasts tend to show up in droves. But, fire never waits for anyone or anything and based on my analysis in the marketplace, expect a five alarm fire. For each of these items in e-learning. Authoring Tools. Actors & Avatars.

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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Over-teaching experts and under-teaching novices

Clive on Learning

No two learners are the same. There are seven billion people in the world each with their own unique life experiences, which have in turn shaped their aspirations, their personality, their attitudes, their preferences and their capabilities. It goes without saying that one of the greatest mistakes we can make as designers of learning experiences is to treat them all as if they were the same.

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Barriers to Implementing Mobile Learning

Social Learning

Oh, those fateful words. The ones that you wish you could call back and place deep in the confines of your brain, as far away from consciousness as possible: “In my next blog I’ll discuss some of the challenges related to mobile learning development, and suggest some solutions.”

Three Views on #Gamification

Kapp Notes

Here are three different and sometimes opposing views of Gamification. You probably have seen this all before but I thought it was worth bringing them together in one location. The first is by Jesse Schell at the 2010 DICE conference.

On the brink with mobile– what learning executives say

Allison Rossett

Words without actions. Words without actions. That’s how I described the status of mobile learning in an article in eLearn magazine ten months ago. My point then was that mobile offers immense potential for learning and support but that it is not yet making much of a difference in the enterprise.

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.

The power of one

E-Learning Provocateur

A lifetime ago I worked in an office that, like most others, had a tacit dress code. A tie was not mandatory unless you were meeting clients; otherwise a collared shirt and sensible slacks (or a nice blouse and a long-enough skirt) sufficed.

The Mobile Learning Ecosystem I – 10 Important Questions

Upside Learning

Mobile technology penetration is racing ahead in the corporate workplace, with the BYOD (bring your own device) movement affecting companies in varied ways.

Learning videos - anyone can do them, but that doesn't make them easy

Clive on Learning

Last week I explained why video trumps e-learning , at least in certain situations. A lot has been said about why video has become so much more accessible in recent years: Video cameras have dropped in price like a stone. In fact, you don't really need a specialist video camera, when you can record in HD on a mobile phone, a compact camera or a DSLR. Some of these cameras work really well in low light, removing or at least reducing the need for professional lighting.

Barriers to Implementing Mobile Learning

Social Learning

Oh, those fateful words. The ones that you wish you could call back and place deep in the confines of your brain, as far away from consciousness as possible: “In my next blog I’ll discuss some of the challenges related to mobile learning development, and suggest some solutions.”.

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.

Think Like a Game Designer–Playtest

Kapp Notes

Here is a great video aimed at getting game designers to consider the concept of playtesting in the design of video games. In instructional design “talk” we call it formative evaluation.

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Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

Tools these days come in three flavors. Geared toward e-learning developers and instructional designers. Geared towards the masses. A combination of both. Authoring Tools for developers.

Online Learning and Higher Education: A Sleeping Giant Awakens

Absorb LMS

Shortly after the dot-com bubble burst in 2000, sending the tech-heavy NASDAQ stock exchange plummeting, I interviewed a director of learning and development at one of the major semiconductor companies.

I’ve been bot-bombed!

E-Learning Provocateur

Just as I was getting excited about reaching the 2,000 follower milestone on Twitter, I suddenly jumped to 26,000 followers. I’m not that popular. Smelling a giant stinking rat, I perused my follower list and saw that I was being followed by the likes of @TAKAKOD8STIN and @ELKEg00CALL.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

Why Easygenerator will launch a free edition of her authoring software

Challenge to Learn

In a few weeks’ time easygenerator will make a big step towards meeting her mission to change eLearning. We are in the final stages of launching a free edition of easygenerator; it will be available in the first half of October.

Adobe Captivate 6: Goodbye Quiz Playbar

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

By Lori Smith  I love Adobe Captivate's variables and advanced actions.

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#Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Blog Book Tour Recap

Kapp Notes

The blog book tour for The Gamification of Learning and Instruction has come to an end. I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the tour. THANK YOU! The tour gained a great deal of momentum and has served to raise the awareness of gamification (both the pros and the cons).

Responsive eLearning Design (RED)

Learning Visions

iPads, iPhones, Galaxy Tabs, laptops, desktops -- it's now a learning-on-the-go world where most of us regularly access multiple devices in a day. (Me? I've got three: my laptop, my iPhone, and my Kindle). We've got authoring tools that output to Flash and HTML and do this and do that.

[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development

Want to expand your training efforts? You’ll often see success by starting small and growing your program in a sustainable way. Download the eBook to learn more.

Issuing Points for Completion of Learning Events

Absorb LMS

The point system is engrained in higher education. A typical undergraduate degree in a university where I reside requires the completion of 120 credits. A university student who completes an individual course usually earns three or four credits.

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I’ve been bot-bombed!

E-Learning Provocateur

Just as I was getting excited about reaching the 2,000 follower milestone on Twitter, I suddenly jumped to 26,000 followers. I’m not that popular. Smelling a giant stinking rat, I perused my follower list and saw that I was being followed by the likes of @TAKAKOD8STIN and @ELKEg00CALL.

Quick Recap – Launch Webinar of Games and Simulations Interactions in HTML5

Raptivity

Team Raptivity extends warm thanks to all the participants of the complimentary webinar “Raptivity launches Games and Simulations – Now in HTML5” held on Wednesday, 12th September, 2012. It was conducted in US friendly time zone catering to eLearning enthusiasts. [.]. eLearning tools Flash Free webinar HTML5 mLearning PowerPoint raptivity demands of mobile learning Flash and HTML5 games launch webinar Q&A session Simulations

Writing & Grammar: Proper Punctuation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    Last week I issued a punctuation challenge to you "skills and drills" readers. Here is the paragraph shown as it was punctuated when it was originally published: Until very recently, the only way you could distribute multimedia files over the Web was by using external files as described in the first half of this chapter.

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The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?