Sat.Dec 18, 2010 - Fri.Dec 24, 2010

2 More Game Mechanics To Include In Learning Games

Upside Learning

As I mentioned in my previous post , we’re continuing to explore game mechanics that are apt for learning. While I mentioned three that are a ‘must-include’ in a learning game, the ones I’m about to mention two that aren’t quite at that level.

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Top Game Lists from Others: Best and Worst

Kapp Notes

So its the time of year to talk about best and worst. So, from the video game perspective, here are some ideas. Worst. Here is the list of top ten most disappointing games of 2010 found at Wired. Over at a Yahoo! site check out 5 Worst Video Games of 2010. Here is a list of top ten video game awards from msnbc. Here is a list from CNBC. Let me know what you think. What are the best and worst of 2010? Content Guide Games video games

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Adobe Captivate 5: Two-Bits for the Best Rate

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. You can easily record audio from within Captivate by choosing Audio > Record to. You can record audio directly to slide objects, a single slide, multiple slides or the project background. Regardless of your choice, you'll end up within the Slide Audio dialog box.

eLearning Predictions for 2011 and Beyond

Web Courseworks

This summer I attended the 2010 Distance Teaching and Learning Conference in Madison, Wisconsin.

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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In case you missed it – a year in posts

Clive on Learning

In the unlikely event that you’re bored over the holidays, here’s a quick index to 104 posts and 35000+ words of Clive on Learning in 2010. I’m going to enjoy a little break. January Learning in 3D: a stop on the world blog book tour (review) Is it time for Learning Technologies to use learning technologies? British Telecom Dare2Share case study Who writes web content? review) For newspaper read classroom It’s not a surprise when change comes slowly Who's making all this money?

Allergic to ATNA

E-Learning Provocateur

The reactions of some world leaders to the US diplomatic cables on WikiLeaks has been, well, predictable. According to The Guardian , Gaddafi of Libya praised WikiLeaks for exposing American “hypocrisy&#.

Does Your Organization Suffer From ADD?

The Peformance Improvement

Organizations, as well as children, can have ADD (attention deficit disorder)? Do your managers have trouble keeping their attention focused on new performance-improvement initiatives?

Is game based eLearning on the verge of an epic win? Jane McGonigal’s Latest Alternate Reality Games Suggest So

Adobe Captivate

As social networking, games and education converge great minds continue to explore the potential of gameplay to encourage and enhance learning. Among the most impressive innovators I’ve encountered in 2010 is Jane McGonigal. McGonigal’s online games have genuinely carved open a wonderful new pathway to human evolution via games. McGonigal’s ideas seem radical at first [.]. Whats new

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.

Training Companies and LMS

Upside Learning

The recession of 2008 changed more than just the world economy. It changed the way Training Companies functioned. Post the economic downturn, Training Companies the world over were revamping the way they operated and the services they offered to their customers.

Questioning the Questioner

CLO Magazine

On my way to work the other day, I walked by a large ad for the local NBC news affiliate here in Chicago on the side of a bus stop. Beside a stern looking news man, the ad read: “I am asking the questions you’re asking.”. It infuriates me every time I see it. Forgive a brief rant. Mr. Serious Looking Newsman, I’m quite capable of asking questions. I don’t need, nor do I want, you to ask the questions I’m asking. Your job isn’t to be a mouthpiece for me.

My path to ITA

Clark Quinn

As my colleagues Harold and Jane have done, I thought I’d capture my learning journey that led me to the Internet Time Alliance. I started out seeing the connection between computers and learning as an undergraduate, and designed my own degree.

Weird recursion

Learning with e's

Brian Kelly has posted a fascinating analysis of the success of my slideshow 'Web 3.0 - the way forward?'. In What's the value of using Slideshare? he addresses several pertinent issues, and I highly recommend it as a thought provoking read.

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.

Captivate Blog is More than You Might Imagine

Adobe Captivate

Did you know that this year the nearly 30 Authors who contribute to eLearning, rapid eLearning, technology learning, eLearning Software & Adobe eLearning products articles found right here on the Adobe Captivate blog contributed over 125 articles? This team of passionate men and women wrote dozens of sample projects, pondered the latest trends and research [.]. Whats new

From e-Learning to iPad: How to adjust the user interface by Dr. Carmen Taran

Learning Solutions Magazine

When we move learning from one medium to another, it is tempting to do it the easy way: scrape the. old content and dump it into the new format. Unfortunately, this creates more problems than it. solves, especially in the interface. Here are the five questions to ask, with illustrated answers. Asynchronous Design Strategies Future Trends Getting Started Instructional Design Mobile Learning

How to Design An Elearning Course on a Budget

Rapid eLearning

The past few days I’ve been pulling some content together for a couple of workshops I’m doing at the ASTD TechKnowledge conference in San Jose. The workshops are for those who are just getting started with the Articulate tools.

Harvard Physics Professor "Gets it"

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Eric Mazur is AWESOME! Its this type of higher ed professor that drives change in the classroom. Having students become "oblivious to the instructor" is scary to most professors, but not Eric. He embraces the technology that drives the most powerful learning experiences.

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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!

Captivate Swf Events

Adobe Captivate

Captivate Swf Events are used to achieve a tighter integration between Captivate SWFs and Flash or Flex.Captivate SWF events are fired with the Captivate SWF file as the event source so that external observers (like loader swfs in Flash/Flex or Java script) can take some action based upon these events. Whats new eLearning Suite

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The Top 10 eLearning Topics for 2011

OpenSesame

OpenSesame is building an online marketplace for buying and selling off-the-shelf elearning courses. As we work with course developers, the most common question we hear is, “What courses are in demand?” Here is the product of our latest research. Make these the fodder for your New Year’s resolutions!

Overcoming Bipolar Thinking

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Learning is a continuum of degrees of formality • BY JAY CROSS. In the five years since the publication of Informal Learning, I’ve become the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. I didn’t invent the concept. Informal learning is older than civilization.

Pssst: The Emperor Has No Clothes

Jay Cross

Jonah Lehrer has written some great articles lately on the believability of science and credibility of knowledge. We should be incorporating his thinking in our approach to all of educational reform, not just how people learn science.

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.

Troubleshooting the Adobe Captivate 5.0 Patch installation.

Adobe Captivate

If installing the patch for Adobe Captivate 5 fails, please follow one of the below steps to troubleshoot: Case 1: If you have updated index.html in tutorials folder to fix tutorial issues earlier and Patch installation fails. To fix this, follow the below steps. Close captivate and AAM updater if opened. Close any other Adobe [.]. Whats new

Joining The eLearning Tribe

The eLearning Coach

Need help starting a career in eLearning? Check these ways for getting into the field. Post from: The eLearning Coach Joining The eLearning Tribe. BUSINESS INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

The Christmas we get, we deserve

Learning with e's

It's Christmas Eve, and almost midnight, so I'd better make this quick. I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and while I'm at it - how about a Happy and successful New Year too.

A Christmas Message from the E-Learning Curve Blog…

The E-Learning Curve

A Christmas Message from the E-Learning Curve Blog for 2010. Many thanks to all my readers and those who took the time to get in touch, and see you in 2011! A Christmas Message from the E-Learning Curve Blog… is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. e-learning christmas e-learning curve blog happy holidays ireland message nollag shona nollaig

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.

Captivate Patch Now Available via Automatic Update Manager

Adobe Captivate

You may well wake up today to one of those cool little Adobe Automatic Update Messages with an update for Captivate smiling and winking patiently for you. We’re very pleased to announce that the patch for Adobe Captivate 5 is ready for prime time and coming now via Adobe Automatic Update Manager to your already [.]. Whats new

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The Human Factor: Back to Basics With Each New Tool by Mary Arnold

Learning Solutions Magazine

Analyzing new technologies is a fun activity for instructional designers, but it takes focus to remember that the point is learning, not technology. Here’s a three-step process to keep your review on track. Design Strategies Tools

Living in our global village

Learning with e's

When I reflect on my visit this year to the Gambia, and my trips to other poor countries, I tend to gain some real perspective on my life. I'm left asking what will the future hold for the Gambian children in this picture?