Sat.Nov 05, 2011 - Fri.Nov 11, 2011

Designing a Digital Future: Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are resources from my talk at The Pennsylvania College of Technology for their workshop “Designing a Digital Future” Combining Art, Creativity and Industrial Simulations: Game-Based Tools for Learning and Instruction. View more presentations from Karl Kapp.

Why does learning content seem so much more exciting on an iPad?

Clive on Learning

I'm convinced that the future of e-learning will be on tablet devices. Not so much performance support, because you need that to hand every minute of the day and a smart phone is the obvious vehicle. But for learning, a tablet seems such a perfect fit. Since DevLearn last week, when it seemed every other person was carrying an iPad, I've been trying to figure out just what it is that tablets offer as a delivery medium for learning which a laptop can't do equally as well.

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PowerPoint 2010: Animating the Pieces of a Grouped Object as a Whole

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. Last week I was revamping the presentation accompanying our Online Trainer Training: Engaging the Virtual Learner class when I ran into a bit of an animation shortcoming in PowerPoint. I wanted to animate the boat below so it "sailed" onto the slide.

mLearning in Africa

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Recently I had a chance to talk to a speaker at e-Learning Africa 2011 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Vinod Ganjoo is an e-learning enthusiast who works as Senior Manager - e-learning Business Development at Harbinger. Vinod has traveled throughout the Middle-east, Africa and South Asia on business.

2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

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Training: The Value of Assessments

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby. Very few readers commented on my recent question about course assessments. Although I do know of at least one training company that offers assessments and feedback after the class, I am deducing that conducting assessments is not the norm. I have read a couple of articles--and one book--saying that we will need to start proving that our training is effective by providing after-the-class assessment. Training on Trial , by Jim D.

Barriers to Learning in Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

Continuous acquisition and application of knowledge, skills, and beliefs by individuals, teams, and the ? whole enterprise is an essential aspect of high performance organizations. However, barriers to this learning are common in organizations.

The Future of e-Learning Content after Adobe Kills Flash on Mobile Devices

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

It is official. Adobe, in a written statement , announced that it will not support Flash in mobile browsers henceforth. As it is, iPhone and iPad don't play Flash content. It will be a matter of time before new versions of other mobile devices (based on Android and other platforms) stop supporting Flash in browsers. What does this mean for e-learning content? Well, Adobe continues to be committed to supporting Flash on the PC platform.

Building eLearning Scenarios in Working Sessions with SMEs

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. We know that scenarios benefit performance by immersing learners into workplace situations within training. The storytelling quality of scenarios helps make the lessons learned in training memorable. And there are many ways to incorporate stories and scenarios into eLearning. But how do you write these scenarios in the first place? After all, crafting a realistic scenario requires leveraging tacit knowledge that only a subject matter expert (SME) might possess.

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.

Online Trainer Training: Engaging the Virtual Learner

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Published reports say " the average student in online learning conditions perform better than those receiving face-to-face instruction." " That's encouraging news for trainers and training companies looking to offer classes online. Before jumping into the online training world with both feet, consider this: the world is littered with online courses that fail. Typically, online classes that do not succeed are dull and far from interactive.

7 Signs Your Rockstar Employee Is Looking For a New Job

Mindflash

You’ve spent time and money to hire the right employees for your business, so keeping them satisfied and engaged is priority numero uno. The following case studies reveal the clues that tell you if an employee is currently searching for another job.

Tom Crawford: Design for Mobile The Ups and Downs of the Small Screen #devlearn @vizchef

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from Tom Crawford, @vizchef, @viznetwork session at DevLearn November 3, 2011 in Las Vegas. Forgive the typos and omissions. And also forgive the delay – forgot to publish these right after the session on Thursday!

What is a Cognitive Apprenticeship?

Kapp Notes

The concept of cognitive apprenticeship is grounded in the theory of Situated Cognition. Situated cognition is a theory of instruction that suggests learning is naturally tied to authentic activity, context, and culture. The idea is that the person and the environment in which they are learning cannot be separated in any analysis of learning. They are each part of a mutually constructed whole.

3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.

John Lithgow Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

John Lithgow graced us, talking about storytelling, as an eloquent storyteller. design

Social Learning in Financial Services – Tales from the Real World

Social Learning

I sat down with Shane Raymond, Director of Training and Development at RBC Wealth Management , the US Wealth Management division of Toronto-based Royal Bank of Canada , to discuss social learning.

Adobe Captivate: Understand Cache and Possibly Save Some Cash

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. I first ran this article more than a year ago. In the past few weeks, I've received several emails about reviving corrupt projects and the role of the Project Cache folder. I felt it important to rerun the original article now, updated a bit for Captivate 5.5. Note: Before ever clicking the Clear Cache button shown in the image below, please read through this entire article. A few moments spent now will save you a tremendous amount of heartache later.

New ProtoSphere Update: Some Great Stuff

Kapp Notes

Check out this video showing some great new features, I like those slick new improvements of the interface and the environment. The action bar is great! It’s even more user friendly than before. Check out this preview video. virtual immersive environment

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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.

President Clinton Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

President Bill Clinton riveted the crowd with a keynote covering a broad swath of problems. His solutions include systems thinking and positive dialog. Engaging and powerful. strategy

Social Learning Demonstration: How to Be a Backup Singer

Social Learning

We talk a lot about social learning on this site. And we link to lots of others who talk – and talk, and talk. Sure, it’s all very smart and worthwhile, but sometimes you have to go out on a limb and do a really cool demonstration.

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A Snagit Milestone - Join us for The Forge, November 10 at 2pm EST

Visual Lounge

Think back to 1991. Remember where you were? What were you doing? What did your hair look like (I was rocking some fantastic 90's hair! Hot rollers and hair spray, baby! )? Remember what tech was like back in 1991? 6 pound 'laptops'. Apple introduced the PowerBook laptop.

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What Is eLearning Waiting For?

OpenSesame

Apple has revolutionized consumer devices - not just through great hardware design but through forward thinking about the ways consumers find, select, purchase and use content with their devices. While Apple is dominant in music, web content and phones, so far, TV has resisted the Apple golden touch.

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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.

Learning 2011 Interview Mindmaps

Clark Quinn

Elliot Masie has interviewed Stephen Lambert (Producer of Undercover Boss) and Peter Capelli (Managing the Older Worker). Here are the mindmaps: social strategy

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Reading from a script is not for me

Clive on Learning

This time last year, I wrote the following in the Onlignment blog under the heading Why I’m not going to speak from a script again : For some reason, there are lessons that take a long time to learn – however often an action leads to negative consequences, you just seem bound to repeat it. One lesson I really hope I have now learned is that reading from a script doesn’t work – at least not for me.

Changing the Game. Welcome Coach's Eye!

Visual Lounge

At TechSmith, I can guarantee to you that we're always working on something new. I'm happy to share with you something exciting we've been cooking up. Welcome the newest app to the TechSmith family, Coach's Eye ! What is Coach's Eye? It's a new iOS 5 application for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Why is a Mobile Learning Strategy Important?

The Learning Circuits

With mobile learning getting a lot of interest recently (roughly 50% of businesses surveyed say they have plans to implement some form of mobile learning in the foreseeable future), it’s becoming clear that many companies don’t have a plan to successfully create a sustainable, robust mobile learning strategy. This is evidenced by the quick jump from talking about goals and roadmaps to the proverbial “We need an app for that!”

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.