Sat.Dec 17, 2011 - Fri.Dec 23, 2011

Instructional Game Projects

Kapp Notes

As I begin to reflect upon this year coming to a close, I have to admit that I am pretty excited about two instructional game projects of which I have been involved. Here are videos describing each project. You can link here for additional information. You can link here for additional information.

Where is the model for e-learning?

Clive on Learning

With most learning media, there is an expectation of how it should look and behave based on the mass media. We can benchmark what we do against 1000s of everyday examples. We can model our learning videos on what we see on TV and on YouTube. We can model podcasts on what we hear on the radio. We have endless examples from print media and the World Wide Web on which to model our text-based materials.

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A Refreshing Take on User Experience Design

Upside Learning

I recently came across a blog-post by Susan Weinschenk which provides a quick overview of ideal user experience guidelines from a psychologist’s point of view.

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5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

Every year, I identify five trends that I am seeing in the industry as a whole, and forecast on where they will be heading throughout the year. In 2011, I saw quite a few items that resonated. They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms.

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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In case you missed it – 2011 in posts

Clive on Learning

Before I take my leave for Christmas, I thought I'd provide you with this summary of all my posts on Clive on Learning in 2011. I've marked with asterisks a few posts that were particularly significant from my point of view. December Where is the model for e-learning? Massively scalable training * Face-to-face is for special occasions * Can we dispense with email?

Editing Images with PowerPoint

Integrated Learnings

By Joseph Suarez. Sometimes an eLearning course needs to be enhanced with an image , but finding the right one can be a chore in itself. It’s frustrating to locate an image only to find it just isn’t quite right. In these cases, it’s possible to tweak the image with a graphics editor.

Writing and Grammar: More on Lists, Bullets, and Tufte

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby "PowerPoint.has beaten the bulleted list to death," says Skills & Drills reader  Jeannine Statter. "Add a new content slide to a PowerPoint presentation and up pops a bullet followed by  Click to add text. Because every]  new slide [is presented] this way, I'm lead to believe I need a bulleted list whether I really have items that need bulleting or not."

On-Demand is the Future of Online Learning

Mindflash

TIVO and DVRs completely changed the way we watch television. People no longer have to watch a program at the exact time it’s aired, since it’s so easy to record it and watch whenever you have the time.

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.

Is Design Thinking Missing From ADDIE?

The eLearning Coach

People who create on demand need more than ADDIE. Post from: The eLearning Coach Is Design Thinking Missing From ADDIE? eLearning Design

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The Seventh Hat of a Community Manager: UX Design

ID Reflections

"Nothing important should ever be more than two clicksaway", said Steve Krug in his classic Don't Make Me Think ! This is anexcellent thumb rule for designers--and as I got into my role of a communitymanager--I learned the value of this rule for community managers as well. Ihave recently blogged about The Six Hats of a Community Manager , and here isthe seventh one. Does a community manager need to become an UX expert?

Adobe Captivate: Nudge the Screen Area

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    When creating a new Software Simulation in Adobe Captivate, the red box that you can drag to any area of your screen display is known as the  Screen Area.

Learning Web Design & Development is fun when Gamified

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Gamification is a buzzword that is frowned upon by many. It's more of a trend than anything else and since it's hanging around I thought this example might be fun to share. This blog post from The Gamification blog landed in my Google reader.

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Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

Best of Working Smarter Daily. January 1, 2011 to December 17, 2011. Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0

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eLearning Conferences 2012

eFront

Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences for January to June 2012 Clayton R. Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. You can contact him at: crwr77 [@] gmail.com This 26th version of the conference list covers selected events from four continents. The list focuses primarily on the use of technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration.

Want a Great Looking E-Learning Course? Here’s a Simple Way to Get It.

Rapid eLearning

There are three core questions that help guide the development of an elearning course. I discussed this a bit in the post on building a roadmap for elearning. What is the look and feel of the course? What information needs to be in the course? What will the learner do with the information?

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Infographic: How To Give & Ask For a Raise

Mindflash

For many, the most nerve-wracking conversation for both the employer and employee is a discussion about a salary raise. Nationally, employees will receive an average 3 percent wage increase this year.

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.

Game Based Learning Showcase: Physicsgames.net

Upside Learning

After being hooked onto Angry Birds, I now find myself fascinated by a collection of games hosted on a website called [link]. As you must have already guessed, this website showcases numerous physics-based online games developed in Flash. The games have been classified into 7 broad categories.

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Evidence-Informed Practice

The Peformance Improvement

Some nonprofit organizations, in an effort to improve outcomes for their clients and to be more accountable for results, are applying an “evidence-informed practice” approach to their work.

Building the future

Learning with e's

Like any other part of the training and skills sector, the construction industry depends upon the reliable and effective training of well qualified and competent individuals. Training is rigorous and comprehensive, because if a builder gets it wrong, the consequences can be catastrophic.

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50 Tools that didn’t quite make the 2011 Top 100 Tools for Learning List

Jane Hart

It seems that many people like tools lists, if the fact that there have been over 110,000 views of the 2011 Top 100 Tools for Learning presentation via Slideshare since 13 November is anything to go by! So here is my Christmas present to you – 50 More tools! This time the ones that didn’t quite make it onto the 2011 list. 25 of the tools have actually already appeared… Read the rest. Social learning

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Learning Management Systems Pricing

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Reflections 2011

Clark Quinn

On this, the shortest day of the year here in the northern hemisphere, it seems like a good time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the coming one. It’s certainly been an interesting year, and a good one personally. I feel there are lots of reasons to hope for good things to be coming too. The opportunities are big. First of all, mobile really has taken off.

A Christmas Carol of e-learning development

Spicy Learning

Chapter One. The Spirit of Christmas Plagiarism. I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little blog, to raise the Ghost of an Idea … *. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, 2012 is the year of Charles Dickens’ 200 th birthday.

Course Authoring Tools: Tips on SCORM Settings

OpenSesame

As an open marketplace for buying and selling elearning courses, OpenSesame supports a variety of different elearning course formats: SCORM (both 2004 and 1.2), AICC and video files. Right Creating eLearning Courses Selling eLearning Courses SCORM eLearning Solutions

Key social learning resources: part 15 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

Here is this week’s roundup of 5 resources about social learning and the use of social media for learning. Again lots of great articles to choose from this week. 1 – We start this week with a couple of educational resources. The first is So.cl. This is a research experiment, from Microsoft, for students focused on combining web browsing, search, and social networking for the purposes of learning. … Read the rest. Social learning

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