Sat.Oct 06, 2012 - Fri.Oct 12, 2012

Four Articles & Papers Defining this thing called #Gamification

Kapp Notes

Here are four papers, articles, and/or chapters that discuss various aspects of gamification and what it means to education, learning and the public in general. WARNING–There is not a general consensus among these articles…that’s exactly why I collected these different views.

eLearning: Quick Infographics

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Last week I wrote about how to use PowerPoint to design your own infographic. It wasn't too hard, but hey, we're not all designers here, amirite? If designing your own infographic had you throwing up your hands in defeat, maybe you should try out Easel.ly.

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Why Learning Games Succeed Where Traditional Training Fails

Bottom-Line Performance

Why is everyone always picking on traditional training? And what makes learning games so special anyway? It’s not that we dislike traditional training, we just think there are a lot more benefits to learning games.

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From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond Technology

mLearning Revolution

Let’s get one thing out of the way, the future of eLearning isn’t about adding more ‘ animations ‘ to our existing eLearning (in the name of making courses more engaging), neither is it about an eLearning 2.0 vision.

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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Mobile Learning and Games: 3 Ways They Mix

Bottom-Line Performance

For most of us, our phones are the first things we touch when we wake up in the morning and the last before we go to sleep at night. We know our cell phones inside and out and, whether we will admit to it or not, will jump on any opportunity to use them more.

Product Review: Totara

eLearning 24-7

Kineo Group’s Totara LMS is a new breed of systems hitting the space. They are ideal for the SMB space and offer a strong set of features and a lower price point than most. They are very solid competitors who do not cut corners for the price, which is why they are of real value.

Seven Interesting and Different Slidedecks on #Gamification

Kapp Notes

Here are Seven unique slide decks from Slideshare.net each giving a different take (visually and contextually) on the concept of gamification. The first is from Sebastian Deterding: 9,5 Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Gamification from Sebastian Deterding. The second was presented at a conference by Kyle Findlay and Kirsty Aberts. It’s got great game graphics and provides results of some research they conducted in an online community with adding gamification elements.

Some Thoughts On Tablet Learning (aka Elearning On iPads)

Upside Learning

There’s no doubt the iPad has been a phenomenal success. It has ruled the tablet computer space with a commanding market share ever since it literally created the category in 2010.

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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.

Video as eLearning: 15 Tips

Web Courseworks

I was recently featured in an article in In Business magazine that highlights “The Online Video Phenomenon” and talks about the upsurge of online video marketing. Why is it so popular? Well, as stressed in the article, online video marketing is popular because it allows a story to be taken around the world, it “brings a much [.]. eLearning elearning eLearning myths InBusiness internet Madison Media Productions Madison Productions Inc.

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What’s Trending in Classroom Games?

Raptivity

Numerous experiments have revealed a common fact that games hugely increase student engagement and motivation in the classroom. Games are being used to teach all kinds subjects and age groups. Recently, OnlineSchools.com conducted research on ‘Gaming in the Classroom’ and they have [.].

Three More Views on #Gamification

Kapp Notes

Here are three more views on Gamification. Also, in case you missed it here are the first Three Views on Gamification. This one is from Gabe Zichermann. Here is one from Sebastian Deterding. What is Gamification with Extra Credits. BONUS Fourth Item: Gamification of Education from Extra Credits. Games

Converting ELearning To Tablet Learning: Cost-effective Solutions

Upside Learning

More and more organizations with eLearning programs in place are feeling the need to move towards mLearning, and we believe that Tablet Learning can be a smooth and easy way to initiate this shift.

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.

Adobe Captivate 6: When It Comes to Quizzes, Go All In

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    When a learner takes a quiz created with Adobe Captivate, failure by the learner to click the Submit button on each and every question is a recurring problem. Many learners don't realize that a question is considered incorrect if it's skipped.

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Reflections on Two Decades and Three Degrees

Allison Rossett

Jolie Kennedy is my guest blogger. I think you will enjoy her take on her learning experiences. Jolene writes: Summer 1989: Queens College, City University of New York. Madonna’s Like a Prayer blares on my headphones. It’s my first semester and I’m low man on the totem pole.

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Take the law out of compliance training

E-Learning Provocateur

Compliance training is everyone’s favourite punching bag. I deduce two main reasons for this: It’s usually drop-dead boring, and. People don’t like being told what to do. So we in the L&D department are put in the unenviable position of selling the unsellable to our colleagues. To do so, we typically resort to a couple of irreproachable messages: It’s the law (so we have to do it), and.

eLearning Guild Research: What Are the Benefits of Social Learning? by Patti Shank

Learning Solutions Magazine

Many people think social learning is new, but it isn’t. What’s new is the ability of instructional designers to leverage online social media as a strategy to support learning. Research can help you make better use of the new social channel in your practice.

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!

Curation is about marketing (marketing is not a dirty word)

weelearning

Three things that are probably true at least some of the time: 1 – Online curation began as a marketing technique. It’s a way to build a brand and a relationship with customers/ audiences without trying to directly sell them … Read more › blog curation

Simple Brain Map

Jay Cross

Brain Science

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Take the law out of compliance training

E-Learning Provocateur

Compliance training is everyone’s favourite punching bag. I deduce two main reasons for this: It’s usually drop-dead boring, and. People don’t like being told what to do. So we in the L&D department are put in the unenviable position of selling the unsellable to our colleagues. To do so, we typically resort to a couple of irreproachable messages: It’s the law (so we have to do it), and.

How to Succeed in a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) by Apostolos Koutropoulos and Rebecca J. Hogue

Learning Solutions Magazine

Massive online open courses (MOOCs) are attracting a great deal of attention, but they require effort on the part of participants who want to be successful in them. Here is a guide to success in a MOOC.

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.

Assembling the Performance Support Strategy Puzzle

Living in Learning

Performance Support is a lot more complex than a job aid. I would add that when properly integrated as an inclusive bridge between training and actual work performance there exists an inherent strategic value that up until recently was rarely considered. I would even go so far as positioning a Performance Support Strategy as a key driver over a Learning & Development strategy.

E-learning Developer vs. Web Developer

Integrated Learnings

by Jonathan Shoaf. You know when to hire a plumber. You know when to hire an electrician. But do you know when to hire an e-learning developer? How do you know if you need a web developer? Let's take a look at those roles. First, let's look at an e-learning developer. An e-learning developer will have the following abilities: Knowledge of how to use an e-learning development tools such as Adobe Captivate, Lectora, or Articulate. Many developers specialize in one particular tool.

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Learn something new in 10 minutes a day

Jane Hart

Brand Your Organization as a Development Culture

CLO Magazine

An established brand built around continuous learning can be a marketplace differentiator for potential recruits. An individual or organizational brand isn’t necessarily about an internally derived definition as much as it is about how customers define it. Those customers can be internal — employees — and external. In many cases, a brand is not the message a marketer intends to send a customer but what the customer perceives.

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.

My tips for the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas

Challenge to Learn

DevLearn promises to be a great conference this year again.There is a very promising line-up of keynote speakers and other presenters. The eLearning guild has a reputation for inviting surprising key-note speakers and it looks like they have done it again.

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Wise organizations

Clark Quinn

My ITA colleague Jay (always a spark igniter) has been thinking about well-being in organizations, and it activated my thinking on wisdom. My interest in wisdom continues to ferment, slowly but surely, as a personal commitment. My question was what would business wisdom look like, and what would be the benefits? One preliminary issue is definitional: when I google the term, I mostly see good business practices wrapped up and trumped as business wisdom. That’s not quite what I mean.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

On 1 October I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list , and in my introductory analysis I said.