Sat.Feb 04, 2012 - Fri.Feb 10, 2012

The 21st Century Curator

ID Reflections

If Web 1.0 was aboutonline access and Web 2.0 is about social nets, Web 3.0 will be coring down tocontent that really matters. wrote Martin Smith in the post, Curation- The Next Web Revolution.

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Ten Online Training Do’s and Don’ts

eLearning Brothers

There are many things to think about when creating an eLearning team and creating online training. This posts list 10 DOs and DON’Ts to consider when building your next team and course. It isn’t a complete list but it does cover the main bases.

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Interactivity

Kapp Notes

The Advantages of Interactivity. There are many advantages of having learners interact with the subject matter they are learning. Studies, as well as common sense, indicate that interactivity helps the learner retain information as well as increasing the learner’s willingness to spend time with the material. In fact, Michael Grahame Moore editor of the American Journal of Distance Education, writes that interactivity between a learner and the content is “the defining characteristic of education.

Everyone Is Talking Mobile Learning. Brilliant!

Upside Learning

Last week we were at Learning Technologies 2012 in London braving the winter chill here in London. Just as we expected this is probably the best show for the sort of products and services we offer.

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.

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Social Production

Kapp Notes

Here is the concept of Social Production as Tony and I covered in “Learning in 3D.” ” Social production is the means by which a software operating system or a digital encyclopedia can be created without the need for a large centralized hierarchy. In essence, the web platform itself allows members to participate in a given endeavor as much or as little as they choose. In the past such forms of social production were limited and bounded in nature.

Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning is Wrong

Upside Learning

Admit it, didn’t the title of this post catch your eye? Coming back from vacation and digging into my feeds I found this interesting article from Wired – Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning is Wrong.

Market failure? Blame it on the dog food

Clive on Learning

I'm continuing to try and make sense of why it is that most professionally-produced e-learning content is so strong on production values, especially in terms of graphic design, yet so superficial when it comes to learning design (see Over-engineered for information transfer, under-engineered for learning and Striking the right balance with learning ). But hold on, because I think I've figured it out. Let's make a comparison.

Adobe Acrobat X: Adding Description Fields to Document Properties

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Barb Binder    It's easy to ignore the Description tab of the Document Properties dialog box in Adobe Acrobat. You may never even think about it as you create, enhance and review your PDFs.

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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.

The 10 Commandments of Microblogging

E-Learning Provocateur

As microblogging solutions such as Yammer sweep across the corporate sector, a melting pot of social media veterans and newbies inevitably begins to boil. And this is a wonderful thing.

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Do Learning Styles Matter?

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. At first, learning styles seemed to be a hot topic because theorists were interested in defining various style typologies and prescribing instructional implications. Hence, we have a lot of literature describing modalities, brain hemisphere preferences, Kolb’s styles, Gregorc’s styles, and more. Lately, a lot of folks are writing about the fallacy of learning styles. The idea is that no one can find an empirical study that supports the need to cater to learning styles.

The Social Learning Revolution

Jane Hart

“A revolution is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time.” ” (Wikipedia).

Government Initiative To Endorse eLearning In Saudi Arabia

Upside Learning

The Saudi Government remains the major contributor to the development of the country’s higher education infrastructure and is continuously raising the budget to be spent on the education sector.

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.

The 10 Commandments of Microblogging

E-Learning Provocateur

As microblogging solutions such as Yammer sweep across the corporate sector, a melting pot of social media veterans and newbies inevitably begins to boil. And this is a wonderful thing.

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Let Others Inspire Your Interactive E-Learning. Here’s How.

Rapid eLearning

Many people are stuck in the world of linear, click-and-read content. Sometimes it’s because that’s all the organization wants. And sometimes it’s because we’re not quite sure how to make something more interactive. It’s probably the subject I’m asked about the most.

PRESS RELEASE: Blatant Media Launches `The Learning Management Pain Clinic’

Absorb LMS

CALGARY, ALBERTA– (Feb 8, 2012) – Blatant Media Corporation, creator of the award-winning learning management system, Absorb LMS, is happy to launch a new Webinar series titled “Learning Management Pain Clinic.”

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How to keep formal e-Learning relevant

Challenge to Learn

We all know that e-learning is changing, we all know that our learners have changed. The rise of the internet, social media and mobile devices have changed our world. It turned out that it is much easier for a learner to adapt to these changes than for a e-Learning manager or developer. Over the past 16 months I have written all kind of post researching this change. I was recently asked to present on this subject in a webinar.

National IMCO™ Study finds employee engagement linked directly to strength in leadership

A newly released study on the state of employee engagement in the US found that more than half of the adult workforce are Disengaged and only a quarter is Actively Engaged. Download the results and gain insight into the drivers behind engagement at work.

Kineo Event in Los Angeles Feb 28th

Learning Visions

If you're an elearning professional in the Greater Los Angeles area, please join us for a fun and informative networking and sharing event on February 28. Kineo clients from the entertainment and technology industries will be presenting case studies, and I'll be leading a conversation, along with Kineo's Tanveer Makhani, on mobile learning for the enterprise. Date: February 28, 2012. Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Location: Warner Bros. Screening Room, Burbank, CA.

Evaluate Learning Process

The Peformance Improvement

As organizations evaluate their programs and services they need to pay attention to process as well as outcomes. Catherine (Brehm) Rain, of Rain and Brehm Consulting Group, Inc., writes this in aea365 : Process evaluation ensures you answer questions of fidelity… did you do what you set out to with respect to needs, population, setting, intervention and delivery?

A dangerous game

Learning with e's

There's a dangerous game they play in Cyprus. It's called Meze , and it's far more brutal than the Spanish Tapas equivalent. The game goes like this: There are two teams: the eating team and the waiter team.

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Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Week 2

Visual Lounge

We're turning the corner to the second week of the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive ! If you missed out on the first week, catch up here. This week each business created their first (or in some cases, second or third) screencast and sent us an exmaple.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Learning Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Learning Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best LMS software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

Brain science meets social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Brain learning is currently a hot topic in the Netherlands amongst learning professionals. I read the book Brein@work van Ria van Dinteren en Nina Lazeron.

Everything’s Coming Up Networks (except learning)

Jay Cross

Sloan Management Review has a great interview with Andy McAfee on What Sells CEOs on Social Networking. CEOs excitedly agree with Lew Platt’s old observation about Hewlett-Packard: “If only HP knew what HP knows, we’d be three times more productive.”

10 Ways to Bring A Conference Back to Work

The Learning Circuits

When it comes to conferences, a better slogan would be, "What happens in Vegas should NOT stay in Vegas." If you're one of the fortunate people from your organization to attend a professional conference, how can you bring it back to the workplace so everyone can benefit?

Very Impressed with the work TechSmith (i.e. Camtasia) is doing on iPad

mLearning Revolution

I a recent post, I shared 6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012 and one of those trends I listed was the need for rapid eLearning tools vendors to have a presence on mobile app stores.

[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

Want to take your training data one step further? Download this eBook & learn how to demonstrate the full value of your program by combining traditional training metrics with the data in your CRM.