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This Made My Day

Bottom-Line Performance

I am a huge history buff. I minored in history in college, just for fun. Give me a good biography about a historical figure, and I’m set for the evening. So when I discovered Historical Tweets , I fell in love!

Learning Management: What does a Training Company need an LMS for?

Upside Learning

Training companies the world over are changing the way they operate and the services they offer customers. An important one is the inclusion of eLearning (or online training) as part of their core offerings for existing and new customers. Such an offering is not purely driven by a cost-saving strategy on the customer’s part, but is also due to the growing acceptance of eLearning as an effective way of delivering training.

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3 Brainstorm Ideas for Your Next E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

One of my favorite parts of designing elearning courses is coming up with some treatments or ideas that we can present to the client. I’m always playing around with ideas. Most of them are kind of goofy and not always appropriate for the client’s project.

The Problem with Web 2.0…

The E-Learning Curve

Discuss. --. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more. web 2.0 duplex media distribution content delivery learning 2.0

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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The World has a New Mania: The "Learn English" Mania

ID Reflections

Came across this TED talk in a friend's blog--someone whose intellect, passion and creativity I admire. Mountains of Molehills A wonderful talk by Jay Walker on the English Learning mania that is sweeping across the world--2 billion worldwide are trying to learn English.most of all in China.

Glitchy Failure Captions in Captivate

Experiencing eLearning

Recently I’ve been working on a Captivate tutorial to help our facilitators better understand the thought process of troubleshooting a specific part of their course setup. This is basically a software simulation with an avatar & audio.

Personal in Personal Knowledge Management

Tony Karrer

Great dialog between Harold Jarche and Stephen Downes around Harold's PKM process … Stephen Downes wrote in response: … what does the concept of a ‘method’ here imply? That there is a ‘best’ way to manage knowledge an information? Isn’t that what we’ve learned there isn’t ?

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Shout Out: Michael Qaissaunee

Kapp Notes

Gordon introducing Mike--the Educator of the Year. Congratulations to my colleague and friend, Mike Qaissaunee who won the Educator of the year Award at the National Science Foundation's HI-TEC conference in Arizona. It is a well deserved award.

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.

What we need is a little more slide:ology

Clive on Learning

I’ve just finished slide:ology , a wonderful book by Nancy Duarte, which celebrates ‘the art and science of creating great presentations’.

The Future Business of Learning for Suppliers

Performance Learning Productivity

Last month Tony Karrer wrote an very insightful piece on his eLearning Technology blog about the Business of Learning. The post and the discussion underneath it are well worth reading. Tony equated the challenges of the learning industry to those of the publishing industry.

Pre-network with LinkedIn

Tony Karrer

There are a wide variety of local events in the Los Angeles area that I periodically attend. I must say that I go through phases where I attend more events for a while and then I pull back and only attend a few. Right now, I'm in a fairly selective mode.

Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class Three

Kapp Notes

Experimenting with building in SL. This class was a blended class, as I am travelling in AZ, I recorded the first part of the session as an asynchronous class which students listened to before attending the "live" session.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Last Weeks Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar:

Learning Visions

On Thursday Kineo's Stephen Walsh and I presented a webinar on Product Knowledge e-Learning. After having participated in and live-blogged many a webinar, this was the first I've actually helped present. It was great fun

Moodle the Internet and learning

Moodle Journal

If like myself you are very much a VLE'er in you course delivery then you will also know the many advantages and to some extent the issues that can become apparent and very real when you encourage students to connect to all those digital resources out there on the Internet.

The Eagle has Landed - Apollo XI

eLearning Cyclops

One of my earliest memories as a child was the Apollo 11 Moon landing 40 years ago. With the anniversary upon us (7/20), I am promoting some of the great resources NASA has on the web celebrating this event.

Bored? Try Some Space Related Games

Kapp Notes

In honor of the Apollo 11 flight, I have gathered a few space related games. A few are even educational. Take some time to relive the space flight with these games and even learn a few things in the process. Go to NASA's Kids Club to play all kinds of neat space games for elementary level kids. (I

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!

Google Calendar in Lectora

Integrated Learnings

I'm a big fan of Google and I use Google's online applications on a daily basis. I've found the Google Calendar to be easy to use and easy to access at home, at work, and on the go.

Social Networking: As Easy as Pie

ID Reflections

While we all know it is imperative today to network in order to keep up with the changing trends and shifting paradigms, to a new comer into the arena of social networking and the virtual world, the reality can hit hard. The sheer number of options can be overwhelming.

Adobe FlashTutorials

eLearning Cyclops

I have been deep into numerous Flash projects. Some are WBT’s that contain Flash interactions, others are entire courses made in Flash. For some, I am delving beyond my current knowledge of Flash Actionscript. Thus, I have been visiting many Flash tutorials. Here are some of the Flash tutorial sites I found out there. FYI: These sites contain free tutorials.

The Educational Value of Apollo 11

Kapp Notes

In 1961, when President John F. Kennedy announced the goal of landing a man on the moon by the end of the decade, it was a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG). No country had ever put a man on the moon but a mere eight years later the goal was accomplished. The country geared up and achieved its goal.

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.

The Future of Learning is Not Now!

Living in Learning

I realize this may stretch the pretext of a cute catchphrase, but it seems appropriate this afternoon. The future of learning truly is NOT now because we are not ready for it…nor are we at a state of readiness even if it were now.

The e-learning skills gap

Clive on Learning

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I Carry My ActionScript Around My Neck

eLearning Cyclops

Whenever I write new Flash Actionscript (that works) or find useful Actionscript, I make it a point to place it somewhere accessible where I can access it later. It may be years before I need that particular code again, but I want to access it quickly along with any associated notes I saved with it. Here has been my solution for many years. I have added a personal wiki to my removable flash drive.

What are the Results of Following an Instructional Design Process?

Kapp Notes

What are the Results of Good ID While informal learning is all the rage and provides a number of benefits like speed and peer-to-peer interaction and exchanges of information, good, sound instructional systems design is still necessary. A systematic approach provides good sound instruction and promotes learning and knowledge acquisition. As designers of instruction via mobile, virtual worlds or social networking, we cannot ignore good instructional design.

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.

Work Context Drives Learner Intent

Living in Learning

I follow several learning-oriented blogs on a regular basis, and I have witnessed numerous conversations about formal versus informal learning. Discussions range from determining impact to defining strategies around integrating informal learning into a formal mindset. In a span of two weeks I read, “Training is Dead!”, and just this morning that “Training is Making a Comeback”. CLO Magazine had a little blurb last week asking if it the time had come for informal learning to go formal(1).

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NOVA's Interactives Archive

eLearning Cyclops

I absolutely love seeing great examples of e-learning. While watching NOVA, I took a trip over to their website and found their Interactives Archive. It has hundreds of educational interactives. They are organized by interest and range from anthropology to technology. Here is the link, [link] , take a look. It will be added to the Free e-Learning page too. e-Learning Courses Astronomy Free e-learning