June, 2012

What's Wrong with Traditional Stock Photography Sources for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Back in 2007, I provided a long list of sources of stock photography for eLearning. And there are lots of other posts available on eLearning Learning Stock Photography. But I really missed something important: traditional stock photo sources are often a pain for eLearning.

Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]

mLearning Revolution

I’m becoming a huge fan of infographics, they are everywhere. Infographics provide an aesthetically-pleasing way of presenting complex information quickly, clearly and cleanly.

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Why is e-learning so unpopular?

Clive on Learning

Over the years I have spent many thousands of hours in conversations with l&d people. As you would expect, there is some commonality in the sorts of questions I get asked. Over the next few weeks, I am going to try and answer those questions in a series of posts, not because I have any problem with answering the questions directly, but for the benefit of all those l&d people whom I never get to meet. The first is: Why is e-learning so unpopular?

5 Tips For Managing Effective Blended Learning Through An LMS

Upside Learning

How often have we heard our clients lament about the main function of the Learning Management Systems (LMSs) – that they are largely concerned with the management of learning rather than the process of learning itself? Very often, if you ask me.

2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

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Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. Not off the charts like at Deloitte , yet very much alive and growing.

An Honest Assessment of Adobe Captivate 6 [First Impressions]

mLearning Revolution

First off, congratulations to my old team at Adobe for launching Adobe Captivate 6. It has now been 6 months since I left Adobe and this is the first version of Captivate that I get to explore from the outside.

How to Think Outside the Box at Work

Bottom-Line Performance

If we are really supposed to think outside the box at work, why do so many of us sit inside of cubicles? Even if your office has progressive, trendy furnishings (like ours), there are still plenty of times when a change of perspective would help get those creative juices flowing.

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New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

ASTD last week released its new research report, titled ‘ Mobile Learning – Delivering Learning in a Connected World ‘, which we are very pleased to have sponsored.

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.

eLearning: Fun Photo Editing Toy

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  I have previously written about ways to  manipulate images on a budget  so that graphics that are perhaps not all uniform looking can look more like they belong together. Recently I stumbled upon another fun (and free!)

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“T-shaped” instructional design process

Spark Your Interest

(Not so) Recently I commented on Twitter about my approach to professional development this year and Steve Flowers (@xpconcept) commented that it made sense in a broader application to instructional design.

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. Not off the charts like at Deloitte , yet very much alive and growing. It warms my heart to see my colleagues asking and answering questions, sharing web articles, crowdsourcing ideas, gathering feedback, praising team mates, comparing notes on where to buy the best coffee, and even whining a little. Every so often I’m asked by a peer at another company what they can do to increase the use of Yammer in their own organisation.

Mobile Learning: CHANGE YOUR WAYS OR YOU ARE DOOOOOMED!

Dashe & Thomson

In my last post I briefly mentioned my skepticism about the demand for mobile learning in the workplace. We in the learning industry talk about it a lot in conferences, and blog about it, but relatively few of us are doing anything substantial with mobile learning “on the ground.”

3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.

Is e-learning effective?

Clive on Learning

After ' Why is e-learning so unpopular? ’ and ' Will e-learning put me out of a job? ', my focus today is on another question that I am frequently asked by l&d people: ‘Is e-learning effective?’ A reasonable question, because there is no point in using a new approach if it doesn’t work, however much time or money it might save. Unfortunately - as is so often the case - there is no easy answer.

7 razones por las que Articulate Storyline cambiará radicalmente el aprendizaje electrónico y móvil

mLearning Revolution

En primer lugar, permítanme felicitar a quienes trabajaron en el desarrollo y lanzamiento de Articulate Storyline. Embarcarse en el proyecto tan ambicioso de desarrollar una aplicación como Storyline, desde cero, no es una tarea sencilla.

PowerPoint: Shakespeak for Presentations

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  I typically write about PowerPoint as it pertains to eLearning. This time I'd like to share a cool add-on I've discovered for PowerPoint for live presentations. Let's say you're presenting to a large, perhaps unfamiliar, audience.

Tools of a Learning Organization

The Peformance Improvement

The Adidas Blog asks the question, “What should a true learning organisation look like?” In response to this question, Harold Jarche writes that a learning organization has "shared power." In a learning organization, individuals control their own learning and they share this learning with others.

How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

A defence of the “Next” button

E-Learning Provocateur

The “Next” button doesn’t have many friends in the e-learning community. The humble yet shiny arrow is associated with boring page turners.

Training vs Learning: What’s the Difference?

Bottom-Line Performance

Is this why you train? Hint: Don't say "yes"). What are all of those courses, job aids, and apps training you to do? Follow procedure? Perform your daily tasks? Perhaps we need to start asking better questions.

Ten Skills for the Future Workforce

Marcia Conner

Sense-making, social intelligence, novel & adaptive thinking, cross-cultural competency, computational thinking, new-media literacy, transdisciplarity, design mindset, cognitive load management, virtual collaboration. These are the 10 skills needed for the future workforce.

Apple Proves Mobile makes the Desktop better: A lesson for us in mLearning and eLearning

mLearning Revolution

I think it’s fascinating that Apple is bringing Mobile features such as notification and Dictation to the Mac. MobileFirst. — RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez) June 11, 2012.

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Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.

Adobe Captivate 6: What a Character!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    If you've spent time working with the Microsoft Office Suite, you  can appreciate how Microsoft provides free images that can be added to a slide with just a few clicks of the mouse. What kind of assets have historically been included with Captivate?

Tin Can: My First impressions from mLearnCon 2012

Upside Learning

I attended a session by Aaron Silvers, Community Manager at Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL). The session interestingly was titled ‘Design of the Possible: Powered by the Tin Can API’. Given below is a short summary of what I gathered from this session and is my first impression.

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A defence of the “Next” button

E-Learning Provocateur

The “Next” button doesn’t have many friends in the e-learning community. The humble yet shiny arrow is associated with boring page turners.

Training vs Learning: What’s the Difference?

Bottom-Line Performance

Is this why you train? Hint: Don't say "yes"). What are all of those courses, job aids, and apps training you to do? Follow procedure? Perform your daily tasks? Perhaps we need to start asking better questions.

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.