Sat.Jan 01, 2011 - Fri.Jan 07, 2011

Game Based Learning Isn’t Always Electronic

Upside Learning

A very popular myth surrounding game-based learning is that it involves learning through video games. This article showcases The Healing Blade , a card game which is slowly gaining popularity among medical students in the United States.

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PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. Last week I detailed how to turn a PowerPoint 2007 presentation into a movie that could be uploaded to popular video sharing sites like YouTube. 

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Educational Games: A $5 Billion Dollar Market

Kapp Notes

Any market this big is bound to bring in the big boys and Google is seriously looking at getting into the educational game business on an App basis. According to the article Google Pushes Education Software Through App Store Google seeks to lure more educational developers and is stepping up efforts to generate revenue from educational related applications.

Lost in Translation:

Performance Learning Productivity

Why Learning Professionals Need to Learn to Speak their Stakeholders’ Language The language we use is important. There’s no doubt about that. Human cultural development owes a great deal to our ability to communicate complex thoughts and be clearly understood by others so they can take actions. The problem is, like opinions, there are just so many languages to choose from at any one time.

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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SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning

Kapp Notes

Here is some information from the announcement. Today, SumTotal announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. The combined company represents the largest and most complete talent management provider in the industry supporting every industry and every market segment. GeoLearning is the leading provider of managed services and on-demand learning management software.

Tackling Wicked Problems Using an Iterative Approach

ID Reflections

Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well-informed just to be undecided about them. Laurence J. Peter Recently, while doing a keyword search for complexity , I stumbled across an article called Wicked Problems.

This LMS Has No Traps!

Upside Learning

Customer Complaints, how to avoid the traps makes for an interesting read; especially so because it looks at the LMS sales process purely from a customer’s perspective.


Disruptive activism

Learning with e's

At the top end of a new year I have been reading some of the expected predictions people 'in the know' have been making. Some are plausible, others a little outlandish, and some downright rediculous.

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.

Synchronous Software Scavenger Hunts

Experiencing eLearning

If I’m doing software application training, doing it as a webinar isn’t really my first choice. I’d rather create a bunch of Captivate tutorials and job aids to let people learn at their own pace, when they need to use the skills. Just-in-time, interactive training that supports or simulates actual tasks is my first choice. Application training via a synchronous tool like WebEx, Adobe Connect, or Elluminate too often ends up with passive learners.

Adaptive Thinking, Deliberate Practice, and Complexity

ID Reflections

In military parlance, the term Adaptive Thinking has been used to describe the cognitive behavior of an officer who is confronted by unanticipated circumstances during the execution of a planned military operation. It refers to the thinking a leader must do to adapt operations to the requirements of unfolding events and is thus a key component of competency in battle command. Adaptive Thinking is a behavior.

11 Ways to Learn in 2011

The eLearning Coach

This year's list of how to learn in 2011 is filled with surprises and great finds. Post from: The eLearning Coach 11 Ways to Learn in 2011. eLEARNING 2.0

2011 Predictions

Clark Quinn

For the annual eLearn Mag predictions, this year I wrote: I think we’ll see some important, but subtle, trends. Deeper uses of technology are going to surface: more data-driven interactions, complemented by both more structured content and more semantics. These trends are precursors to some very interesting nascent capabilities, essentially web 3.0: system-generated content.

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.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011. After such an exciting and rewarding 2010, my predictions for the coming year seem broader and more varied given the fast changing dynamics of the marketplace and accelerated adoption of mobile learning by organizations of all sizes. mLearning Engagements Expand.

Coherence vs Fragmentation

ID Reflections

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE The antidote for fragmentation is coherence. How, then, do we create coherence? In organizations and project teams – in situations where collaboration is the life blood of success – coherence amounts to shared understanding and shared commitment. From [link

3 Ways to Make Mandatory Training Less Mandatory, More Effective


What’s the most sure-fire way to ensure people do not learn anything from a training program? Send an email announcement with a “MANDATORY TRAINING Next Week&# subject line.

Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2010

Upside Learning

What’s better than starting a new year looking back upon the year gone by? To see what we have achieved and lost; to retrospect and to analyze. So we thought it would be interesting to look back upon the Upside Learning blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2010.

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.

App Fusion: Learning Face-off with Facebook by Terrence Wing

Learning Solutions Magazine

The enormous and growing numbers of Facebook users create an opportunity for e-Learning. Facebook Developer API allows you to change Facebook's functionality from a Content Management. System (CMS) to a Learning Management System (LMS). Here's how to bend Facebook to your will! Blended Development Strategies Instructional Design Learning 2.0 Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Social Media

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Learning Landscape Model Video

Will at Work Learning

The Learning Landscape Model is a research-based model evolved over the last decade that can be used to guide workplace learning-and-performance designs, discussions, and explorations. It is based on the fundamental cognitive architectures of learning, remembering, and prompting as three distinct cognitive operations, all of which are needed to maximize workplace learning-and-performance results.

Captivate training sessions- delivered by Adobe trainers

Adobe Captivate

For some time now, we’ve been getting requests for training on Captivate- ‘delivered by Adobe’. Starting February, we are rolling out a Captivate training program. This will consist of in-depth 90 minute sessions, conducted via the Adobe Connect virtual classroom. These sessions have been put together by our in house trainers. Each session will be [.]. Conferences and events Whats new Adobe Captivate captivate training training from adobe

Number of Twitter Followers Not a Sign of Influence

Kapp Notes

According to a recent study Measuring the Influence of Twitter: The Million Follower Fallacy , there are three main measures of influence in Twitter. Indegree in?uence uence , the number of followers of a user, directly indicates the size of the audience for that user. Retweet in?uence uence , which we measure through the number of retweets containing one’s name, indicates the ability of that user to generate content with pass-along value. Mention in?uence

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!

Big Question - Should It Continue?

The Learning Circuits

I've been moderating the Big Question for more than four years at this point. For me, it's been a great way to foster conversation in the blogosphere. In the past few months, activity (posts, comments, comments on posts) on the big questions has seen a big drop.

My Learning Resolution For The Year (Hint: It's not “to be.

Social Learning

Lost on the way to good eLearning. With the New Year comes new resolutions, and I've made an effort (you might even call it a resolution) to have at least one of mine be training related (the others were booked solid

Checked out the eLearning channel on recently?

Adobe Captivate

We recently updated the eLearning channel on AdobeTV with seven new shows, containing close to 40 new episodes. Most of these are tutorials created for Adobe Captivate 5 and eLearning Suite. The tutorial videos cover both the new and pre-existing features of Captivate. They also discuss the new UI and workflows in detail. Mark Fletcher, [.]. How do I. Technical Support

Mobile Year in Review 2010

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

This video is well done and informative. If you weren't sure about mobile devices as a possible channel for learning then maybe you should watch this and reconsider. And if you want to learn more mLearnCon is coming again! This year in June mLearnCon will be at the Fairmont in San Jose.

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[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.