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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!”

Time Saver Tuesday - Snagit Print Driver + PDF

Visual Lounge

Surfing Twitter today, reminded me of a little known feature in Snagit that can save you lots of time. Snagit has a 'printer' capture option. Snagit shows up as a 'printer' that you can choose when you go to print an image or document.

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Realistic Graphics and Learning: What’s most effective?

The eLearning Coach

Before you just place any old photo into an online course or informational web site, it’s a good idea to think about whether a realistic graphic is required. And if so, how much realism will be most effective?

Mobile Learning (mLearning) Applications - An Example

Upside Learning

During the course of a routine trawl of my news-feeds I stumbled on something interesting that I found relevant to my current research into mobile learning.

[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.

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Here’s a Quick Way to Create Your Next E-Learning Template in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

In a previous post, I showed you how to design your own PowerPoint templates. In other posts, I’ve talked about how to use PowerPoint’s drawing features to build the envelope icon and television monitor.

How creative is your environment?

The eLearning Coach

I’ve worked with numerous design and development teams over the years and one noticeable characteristic of these teams was their creativity. They spent lots of productive time creating games, matching themes to content, brainstorming interactions and developing suspenseful scenarios.

Mobile Learning - Learning 2.0

Bottom-Line Performance

I think of Learning 2.0 in terms of two things: fast access to user-created content that helps me learn and creating my own content that helps others. Focusing on that first aspect of Learning 2.0, I spend most of my time “learning&# on my smart phone.

Instructional Design for Virtual Worlds

Experiencing eLearning

Welcome to stop #10 on the blog book tour for Learning in 3D! How does the instructional design process change when you’re working with virtual worlds and 3-D environments? That’s the question addressed in Chapter 7 of Learning in 3D by Karl Kapp and Tony O’Driscoll.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Presentation Resources for Learning Tree Presentation

Kapp Notes

Today, I met some wonderful folks at at Learning Tree International's Learning Leader's Forum.

Employee Engagement in 100 Sentences

The Peformance Improvement

Advice about developing employee engagement in organizations is offered in a new, free e-book titled, Employee Engagement: Powerful Sentences of Advice for Managers.

I have seen a thousand faces.moments in life captured!

ID Reflections

The post, "I have seen a thousand faces" left me wondering and reflecting for a long time. It was my discovery of the morning.It is a visual representation of moments captured, moments that make up everyone's life, moments of pain, love, laughter.

3 Ways to Link in Lectora

Integrated Learnings

by Jonathan Shoaf. As a developer you learn quickly that there are always multiple solutions to a problem. This can be frustrating at first but soon you learn the benefits and drawbacks of each individual solution.

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.

eLearning Guild Learning in 3D Webinar Resources

Kapp Notes

Great presentation today, here are links to some of the resources and concepts discussed in today's eLearning Guild webinar series called Thought Leader Webinars. Here are the slides. Learning in 3D Thought Leader Webinar View more presentations from kkapp.

Instructional Design for Videos

eLearning Brothers

A lot of training is using video and it’s becoming very easy to create and distribute. As things become easier and cheaper we often see the quality decrease. For example, if you had to spend $10,000 to hire a camera crew to come out and do a video shoot then you’d probably have all of the scripts and talent well prepared. However, if you can quickly create a video on your handheld camera and upload it to YouTube then you might be tempted to just “wing-it&#.

Tips and Tricks for Web 2.0

Bottom-Line Performance

“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” - H.L. Mencken. This quote is appropriate for so many things – including implementing Web 2.0 (or or any other new) technology within an organization. As easy as many Web 2.0 technologies are (and more of them are supposed to be), implementing them successfully is neither simple nor easy. Here are some tips for making these tools work within your organization.

New Research on High Performance Leadership

The Peformance Improvement

Outstanding leaders care more about productive relationships with their team members than they do about “making the numbers”, according to a study recently completed by researchers at The Work Foundation   and titled, “Exceeding Expectation: the principles of outstanding leadership.” The researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 77 senior leaders and their managers and direct reports in six “well known and enduring” companies in the UK.

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.

Bloomfield College Keynote Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are the resources to accompany my address: Understanding Digital Diversity for Bloomfield College (which ranks first among small colleges in New Jersey according to Forbes list of best colleges.) Here are the slides: Bloomfield Keynote View more presentations from kkapp.

Awesome Quizzes – Tips to Use Articulate Quizmaker

eLearning Brothers

I really like Articulate’s Quizmaker ‘09. It allows me to do some pretty powerful stuff quickly. Here is a list of how do make your quizzes awesome in Quizmaker. Grouping Questions. There are times when you need to group questions to ensure that they flow in a certain order.

Instructional Design Live on EdTechTalk: Show #2

Learning Visions

I'll be talking with Robert Squires today about Instructional Design on the Instructional Design Live show EdTechTalk. Join us for the conversation, today at noon eastern time! link].

For newspaper read classroom

Clive on Learning

In a special feature on newspapers and technology in The Economist of December 19th, the following caught my eye: "The internet may kill newspapers; but it is not clear if that matters. For society, what matters is that people should have access to news, not that it should be delivered through any particular medium; and, for the consumer, the faster it travels the better." " What this quote makes clear to me is how easily we get confused between the medium and the message.

[eBook] Training for a Millennial Audience

Want to keep your training relevant for modern learners? Download this guide and learn key strategies to engage with Millennials in your customer training program.

Train for Success Meeting was a Success!

Kapp Notes

Today, Tony O'Driscoll and I had the pleasure of meeting with the Train for Success group lead by Anders Gronstedt of The Gronstedt Group as part of our online book tour. We met at the United States Holocaust Museum where we ran into, by accident, David Klevan the Education Manager at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. It was great running into David because he is a contributor to the book!

Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 01/20/2010

Experiencing eLearning

YouTube – Inkscape-Screencast9 – Glass Button Effect Redux. Tutorial on how to create a glassy effect in Inkscape with gradients, an intersection shape for the highlight, and the dynamic offset. Includes explanations of why certain

SharePoint Templates for Academic Departments

Tony Karrer

One of my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 was “Lots of SharePoint”. I received the following inquiry in between the time I finished writing my predictions and when it went live: I found your post, SharePoint Examples , regarding finding others using SP in training organizations. I have recently been charged to lead a team to assist with the design, look, feel and governance of our existing SP deployment.

It’s not a surprise when change comes slowly

Clive on Learning

There was some consternation on Twitter about the results of the survey that Alison Rossett and James Marshall conducted with 968 ASTD and eLearning Guild members in mid 2009. As the authors point out, if you went by the themes of most l&d conferences, blogs and magazines, then you’d believe the classroom was in terminal decline and that self-paced e-learning tutorials were being fast replaced by games, sims, 3D worlds, and all forms of social and collaborative learning, much of it mobile.

The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?