August, 2012

Gamification in the Realm of Employee Training

Kapp Notes

Interview training developed with the Thinking Worlds Tool. Gamification can play a key role in how organizations train employees because it does two key things.

eLearning: Using Fonts to Encourage Trust

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  I've previously written about  the value of being selective with the fonts you use for eLearning. The right font selection can mean the difference between your content being taken seriously or not.

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6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is a relatively new domain and is rapidly evolving as well, which makes its implementation a not so easy task. When implementing mobile learning in workplace, following 6 steps will help create an effective mlearning strategy. Establish the Need.

Why video trumps e-learning

Clive on Learning

For every self-paced e-learning course out there in the workplace, there are at least ten consumer video tutorials online (I made that figure up - but there are clearly lots more). You hardly ever see e-learning used as a medium of choice outside work but you’re beginning to see a much greater interest in video at work. What am I saying? That video has really arrived and we should take it seriously as a self-study medium. But I’m not completely stupid.

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Upcoming Webinar “Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners”

Kapp Notes

Join me on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 12:30PM Pacific / 3:30PM Eastern for a 60 minute presentation called “Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners” The presentation description: Based on the bestselling learning book, “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” this presentation introduces, defines, and describes the concepts of gamification, games for learning and interactivity.

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Adobe Captivate 6: Placeholder Objects on Master Slides

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    When you insert a Standard Object onto a master slide, and then apply the master slide to a Filmstrip slide, the Standard Object also appears on the Filmstrip slide. You can see the Standard Object, but you can't select it or edit it.

From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management

Jane Hart

“If you look closely at people who are succeeding in this new digital world of work, you’ll notice they have something in common: they’re fast learners and they’re willing to adapt.

Tools, talent, training and, above all, time

Clive on Learning

More and more organisations are deciding to make self-study e-learning a key part of their l&d strategy, yet budgets are still severely constrained. As a result, many organisations are hoping they can have it both ways by simply adding e-learning development to the responsibilities of their remaining internal l&d staff. More often than not, this is failing to work as well as expected. So what’s needed if an organisation is going to make a success of in-house development?

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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.

Is eLearning on Tablets really Mobile Learning? [Chime in]

mLearning Revolution

The only thing better than Blogging is the comments one gets below a post. Comments I believe is the real killer app of Blogs and some times comments are so insightful than they trigger ideas for new posts.

Latest LMS Directory Plus August rankings for LMSs in EE space

eLearning 24-7

After numerous weeks, the newest version of my LMS Directory is here. Features. 422 vendors. Extensive details on each system. Identification of mobile learning, if yes – details on devices (when applicable). What it does not include. Re-sellers of systems, this is becoming quite popular and often times the potential customer has no idea.

Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012

Upside Learning

The second edition of MobiMOOC starts next month. Inge De Waard ( @ignatia ), the organizer of MobiMOOC started this fantastic event last year which was quite successful. For MobiMOOC 2012 she’s lined up a very impressive faculty to conduct weekly sessions on mobile learning and related topics.

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Making eLearning Interactive and Fun

Raptivity

Learning is fun and engaging when we have Raptivity interactions embedded in the lessons. This goes without saying that you can add magic to your course content provided you know the knick-knack of this rapid interactivity tool – Raptivity. To [.].

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.

Measure Impact If You Want Success

The Peformance Improvement

All organizations, whether business, government, or nonprofit, should be doing more to measure their impact. Samantha Yamada, a doctoral student in psychology at York University, makes the case for measuring program impact in a TEDx presentation (see below).

What new designers really need to know

Clive on Learning

In my post last week, I identified four elements that I felt needed to be in place if an organisation was to make a success of in-house e-learning development: tools, talent, training and, above all, time - the four Ts. I made the point that, more often than not, new designers are provided with plenty of instructional design theory, but nowhere near enough time to practise and get feedback.

Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

Connect Thinking

The intention of an e-learning strategy is generally to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of organisational learning. However, there are other less obvious advantages of an e-learning strategy that may not be thought about at first.

mLearning is Bigger than Mobile Devices. The “m” is for Multiscreen.

mLearning Revolution

In a previous post entitled The “m” in mLearning means More , I made a case for why I believe mobile learning has vastly more potential than eLearning, in no small part because of all the sensor superpowers built into mobile devices.

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.

Compliance Training: does it really work?

Performance Learning Productivity

Until relatively recently I’d always bought into the argument that organising regulatory and compliance training is one of the important and necessary tasks for an L&D department. Every organisation has compliance and regulatory requirements it needs to meet. In highly regulated industries even more so. So it seemed sensible then that part of the obligation should fall on L&D to train employees

How important is engagement of students in classrooms?

Raptivity

It is often said that education is the shortest route to success for any country as it helps overcome many evils. Educating the masses is a herculean task but again there is no magic trick to education. Think about your [.]. Community interactive learning PowerPoint Active classrooms conventional methods of teaching discussions and activities learning environments learning with games school experience understanding and retention of the concepts using interactive content

Sports and Business Are Not Analogous

The Peformance Improvement

As the 2012 London Olympics goes into its final weekend, I feel compelled to write about sports and leadership. For the past few weeks it seems like all we’ve heard from the news media are analogies between sports and business.

Bundle resources and you may not need courses

Clive on Learning

More and more I am being asked by clients to help them assemble a collection of resources to support some new business initiative. Not 'courses' - although they may also provide some of these - but 'resources'. These resources are not 'pushed' at people, who have to use them whether they like it or not; they are 'pulled' as and when needed.

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Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

Connect Thinking

The intention of an e-learning strategy is generally to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of organisational learning. However, there are other less obvious advantages of an e-learning strategy that may not be thought about at first.

Is it Time to Remove the ‘e’ and ‘m’ from Learning? Yes and No

mLearning Revolution

This is becoming a question I get asked frequently, and I also see it asked quite a bit to other people. I happen to think this is a very valid question, especially as people begin to participate in conferences and conversations on the topic of using mobile for learning.

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Is “Rapid” eLearning Design and Development Possible?

Bottom-Line Performance

Traditional eLearning may be on its way out, but it is still with us today. In fact, some companies still rely on it heavily. It’s our job to look to the future, while also catering to present needs.

Scam Alert: Crooks Getting More Resourceful

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Just like everyone else, at IconLogic we receive our fair share of spam emails and fraud attempts. Usually they're easy to snuff out. But training companies beware: scammers are getting more resourceful. Last week we received a paid order for one of our classes.

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?