Sat.Nov 19, 2011 - Fri.Nov 25, 2011

eLearning: Let the Learner Decide the Path

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  "It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education." " -- Albert Einstein After attending  Edward Tufte's seminar (that I wrote about last week) , it got me thinking about being authoritarian with an audience. Tufte admonished the use of the "slow reveal" in PowerPoint presentations, suggesting instead that if you must use bullet points (he advises against using them altogether), present all your information--clearly and at once. I

Beware who's selling informal learning

Clive on Learning

There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that historically we have underplayed the importance of informal learning, whether that's experiential, on-demand or social. I'm equally convinced that, with the proliferation of great social networking tools and the ever-increasing confidence that learners are displaying when it comes to managing their own learning, informal learning should rightfully play a central role in our future learning architectures.

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How Suitable Is HTML5 For Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

HTML5 is adoption for mobile learning is picking up; perhaps the iPad is one driver of change , rapid improvements in regular and mobile browsers rendering HTML5 another.

Tips for Starting to Freelance

Experiencing eLearning

In August, I quit my job as a long-term contractor at Cisco to officially make the leap to freelancing. I did some side projects earlier in the year, but not enough to replace my full-time income. I want to share my experiences and tips from these first three months as an independent contractor for anyone else thinking about making this change. Get a Project First. If you’re currently working, don’t quit until you have a project lined up.

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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Growth In Formal Learning

Upside Learning

There has been a lot of talk about informal and social learning vs. formal learning. There is so much about it on the internet, that we wonder sometimes if formal learning has any sort of place in the future of learning at all. The fact hasn’t change, formal learning will exist in the future.

The Non-Training Approach to Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

The Training Department (aka the L&D dept) has traditionally focused on designing, developing, delivering and managing instruction – in the form of courses, workshops, e-learning and other training events.

Adobe Captivate: Aggregated? Go TOC-Less

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. I covered the process of using Captivate's Aggregator utility some time ago. The Aggregator offers a quick way to combine multiple published SWFs into one, seamless lesson.

Tools of the trade

Learning with e's

I was quite impressed by Joyce Seitzinger's Professional Learning Environment (PLN) model that she presented at Deakin University in Melbourne this week. The first slide on the left shows a quadrant model in which she has used a work/office metaphor to define four discrete functions of a PLN.

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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.

Holiday Shenanigans and a Sale

Visual Lounge

If your family is like mine, the holidays aren't just about relaxing with family. You can pretty much count on some crazy stuff to go down. My family still tells stories about the time we started out shovelling the shed roof and ended up sledding off of it.

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Do You Walk To Work or Carry Your Lunch? Putting Content Into Context. Part II.

Dashe & Thomson

Kristin Ford is Owner and President of PC Training Source, an independent consulting firm that specializes in premier learning industry products and services. She is also President of the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development.

Text in E-learning: The Unsung Hero

G-Cube

Being part of the learning industry, most of us have seen how e-learning has changed and evolved with time.

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Agile E-Learning development

Challenge to Learn

In this demanding world we usually don’t get a few months to create an e-Learning course. And our clients (either internal or external) are rapidly getting more knowledgeable on e-learning and they are demanding an increasing role in the process of developing a course. Therefore we need to work faster, more efficient and we need to involve our clients more in the development process. I do believe that all waterfall methods will fail in this and that we need to turn to other methodologies.

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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.

Thank YOU from TechSmith.

Visual Lounge

Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day. Robert Caspar Lintner. Today we're celebrating Thanksgiving in the US. It is one of my favorite holidays! It is simply about sharing a meal with friends and family and giving thanks.

Learning in the 21st Century Workplace

Jay Cross

Businesses talk about speed, but they don’t take advantage of it. Organizations that don’t embrace new ways of operating and radically different approaches to corporate learning will not survive for three reasons: We’re witnessing a dizzying rate of change.

Shepherd accused of sensationalist claptrap

Clive on Learning

Jay Cross , someone who I respect immensely professionally and like as a person, has accused me, with some justification, of 'sensationalist claptrap'. At a time when, in the UK, we are in the middle of the Leveson enquiry , which is looking at the 'culture, practice and ethics of the press', Jay's comment hit home. No-one has been more angry than me as, every day, more evidence is revealed of the disgraceful practices of the UK tabloids, yet perhaps, in my own small way, I am as guilty as any.

Adobe RoboHelp: Convert Glossary Terms to Tool Tips

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Thanks to the ExtendScript capabilities found in Adobe RoboHelp 8 and 9, you can run a script that will automatically take existing glossary terms and convert them to either tooltips or text pop-ups. You can learn how to use the script here. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite RoboHelp

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!

Only 1 Screencast Can Win. Cast Your Vote!

Visual Lounge

15 screencast videos. and only one winner! I need you to cast your vote and help pick the first ScreenChamp Awards winning screencast! Voting for Best in Show is now open! Who do you think is best screencaster? Check out the 15 screencasts and cast your vote here: [link].

Business = service

Jay Cross

This is important. Read my friend Dave Gray’s post, Everything is a Service. Unlike products, services are often designed or modified as they are delivered; they are co-created with customers; and service providers must often respond in real time to customer desires and preferences.

(re)Designing learning in a digital world

Learning with e's

(re)Designing Learning Spaces for a Digital World View more presentations from Steve Wheeler My keynote speeches to academic staff at Massey University on the Palmerston North and Wellington campuses this week were accompanied by the slides above.

The One Thing Your Must Do to Develop Leaders

Mindflash

If you want to ensure your leadership development programs are successful, you need to instill a single belief among aspiring leaders in your organization. This single belief trumps all other efforts you undertake in preparing your program.

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.

3 E-Learning Lessons Learned on the Road

Rapid eLearning

I’m coming off of back-to-back-to-back conference sessions and elearning workshops. While the travel gets old, I really enjoy getting to connect with so many of the blog readers. What I like best is that I run across so many different questions and elearning use cases and examples.

Awesome Students

Kapp Notes

Last week, we had our twice annual Corporate Advisory Council meeting and it was a huge success because of the effort and work of our students. Student team discusses how they are going to gain the learner's attention during the symposium.

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One Learning Challenge: Four Designers Put Their Skills to the Test by Tracy Bissette

Learning Solutions Magazine

At DevLearn 2011, one session challenged three eLearning developers to respond to the same set of course requirements, and to present the results to conference participants. The result was a set of different and highly effective visions that showcased outstanding instructional design.

Is your creativity blocked?

The eLearning Coach

No ideas? See four types of creative blocks you may need to bust through. Post from: The eLearning Coach Is your creativity blocked? Cognition

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.

Fabulous learning spaces

Learning with e's

I have been keenly interested in the design of learning spaces for some time. I guess my background as a designer (I attended Hereford College of Art and Design in the 70s) and my professional life as an educator draw me back to this again and again.

Thoughts on Creating a Virtual Lab

Kapp Notes

One instructional technique used frequently in the simulation/game arena is the creation of a virtual lab. Here are some thoughts on creating an effective virtual lab. A good method to create a virtual simulation is to create something with different levels to allow learners different entry points into the simulation. The first level would be a demonstration in which the simulation performs the task being requested and shows the learner what needs to be done.

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Toolkit: Easygenerator Impresses by Joe Ganci

Learning Solutions Magazine

A number of new tools launched at DevLearn this year, and one that received a great deal of attention and buzz was easygenerator. In its North American debut, this SaaS offering from the Netherlands brings many extremely interesting features, as you will see in this review.