Sat.Mar 10, 2012 - Fri.Mar 16, 2012

TED Gets into Education in a Much Bigger Way!

Kapp Notes

TED, the organization that brings thought provoking and exciting talks to the web and around the world (a group is doing a TEDx event to Bloomsburg.more later) is launching the idea of TEDEd. It’s a wonderful idea.

My love-hate relationship with learning objectives

Clive on Learning

I think most people would agree that workplace learning interventions need a clear purpose, closely aligned to the needs of the organisation, and should be directed at helping employees to acquire competences that will help them in doing their jobs effectively and efficiently. But statements of purpose or competence are what we would normally regard as learning objectives, which define the outcomes of a learning intervention in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes.

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Adobe RoboHelp: Synonyms Made Easy

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    One of the most often used areas of any Help System is Search. And since Search is created automatically when you generate a layout, there's nothing the RoboHelp author has to do to make Search available for the user. Search does have one main drawback for the user.

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New ideas in a digital age

Learning with e's

How are new ideas spread through society? Before the digital age, we had mass media to do the job - TV, radio and newspapers and prior to that, more primitive technologies were employed to spread news.

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[New eBook] How to Market Customer Training

Want to increase awareness of your course offerings? Download this guide and learn how to keep your content at the top of students' minds using email marketing, social channels and other effective strategies.

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PowerPoint 2010: Turn Off Picture Compression

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  You may not realize it but PowerPoint is lowering the quality of the images in your presentations. By default, PowerPoint is set to compress the images in your files. In

Web 2.0 culture

Learning with e's

In previous posts I argued that as teachers, we should be prepared to give our content away for free. There are two reasons for this. One is to benefit those learners worldwide who wish to learn from you and need to see your content.

Educational Reform, Flipping the Classroom and Innovation

Kapp Notes

Somethings things just come together in strange and exiting ways to trigger light bulbs and a different or accelerated way of thinking. You may have seen all of these videos before but together they make a powerful case for changing education and viewing instruction and learning in a new light.

The State of Rapid Development Tools for Mobile Learning: Webinar Recording Now Available

mLearning Revolution

If you were not able to attend our Webinar yesterday on mLearning and the state of rapid development tools for mobile learning, the recording is now available.

Tips for Driving Learning Success with Moodle LMS: Recorded Webinar

Learn how to get analytic insights into your Moodle learner data. You’ll also get tips and tricks on how to quickly access, analyze, and share this information for actionable insights that will help you improve the effectiveness of your learning programs.

Overcome Your Formal Education with Unschooling

Bottom-Line Performance

How many years of formal education have you received in your life? We like to think we are pretty smart, but what did we really learn?

Shock of the new

Learning with e's

Teachers in many schools will tell you they are running hard just to stand still as they attempt to adopt new technologies for learning. It is a real struggle to keep up with the rapid pace of change that defines the digital age.

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Gamification Company Bunchball Makes Interesting Announcement

Kapp Notes

Eariler this morning, the gamification company, Bunchball made an interesting announcement about the personalization of gamification, which ties nicely into my posting the other day– What Happened to the Promise of One-to-One Online Learning? (of

The Snowball Effect: Documentation and Training for Global ERP Systems

Social Learning

Once upon a time, a major manufacturing company implemented SAP to handle all of their North American operations. Several years passed and the company implemented new SAP modules and fine-tuned existing modules.

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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.

How Google’s Designers Can Help You Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I read this interesting article the other day about how Google’s designers changed the look and feel of their products. It reminded me a lot of what we have to do when building elearning courses and it’s in line with many questions I get about elearning design during my workshops.

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Filtering: A Challenge and Responsibility for Learning Professionals

The Learning Circuits

In last week ’ s Learning Circuits, I explored how I use Twitter as a professional development tool , and explained how doing so has helped me build a personal learning network. Personal Learning Networks (PLN) are, in many ways, both the past and the future of how people will learn.

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Snagit webinars - discover what's new

Visual Lounge

Do you love webinars? OK, don't answer that. Do you love Snagit? We're putting together a few not-boring webinars, loaded with real-life examples of how you can use the new Snagit. And you'll have a chance to ask questions, too. One session will be geared for educators; the other for everyone else.

Learning Styles: What Is All the Fuss About?

OpenSesame

I’ve recently been reading quite a few articles, tweets and blog posts about whether learning styles exist. Most I read make their arguments against, but there are still others who are holding onto their belief in the various models and theories.

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.

#SLCONF 2012–Social Learning in action

Lars is Learning

Last Thursday I attended the #SLCONF Social Learning Conference in London. It largely practiced what it preached – in that it proved to be a highly social discussion and effective forum for sharing ideas and experiences with an experienced group of professionals and practitioners. Good use was made of alternative formats and seeding conversation between groups. I think the fact that this was a. social networking social media social learning mobile learning #SLCONF motivation

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The Thing About Multiple-Choice Tests … by Mike Dickinson

Learning Solutions Magazine

How do you determine whether learners “got it” in an eLearning program? The most common method is to give them a multiple-choice test. However, developing a test that gives a valid measure of the learner’s knowledge requires considerable care.

Writing & Grammar: Should a Comma Go After Although?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    I rarely go out on a limb and say the word  never  in answer to a punctuation question, but I am going to chance it this time: Never put a comma after  although --unless what follows it is a completely nonessential interruption. Okay, so it turns out I still can't say  never. But let's examine why I  want  to say never.

Three Essential Tips for New Online Training Designers

Mindflash

One of the biggest challenges online training developers have is that they often have no background in online training.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

Effective Storyboarding

Integrated Learnings

By Dean Hawkinson. Storyboarding for an eLearning course can be a very effective way to lay out the overall look and feel of your course, as evidenced by this post by Donna Bryant. Storyboarding can serve a couple of different purposes: It can be an easy way for your subject matter experts (SMEs) to review content during the development stage It can serve as instruction for a developer when the actual development of the course is not done by the designer of the course.

Voting for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 is now open

Jane Hart

This is the 6th annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list I will be compiling based on the contributions of learning professionals worldwide.

Using Wikis for Learning and Collaboration

The eLearning Coach

Now that social is more accepted, this might be the time to build a wiki. Post from: The eLearning Coach Using Wikis for Learning and Collaboration. eLearning 2.0

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Now Is the Time for India to Democratize Learning

Jay Cross

A synopsis of my remarks to Emerging Directions in Global Education 2011, Delhi, India. For the first 60 seconds, we listened to Yoyo Ma playing Bach’s Cello Suite #1 in G as the flowers unfolded. As time speeds up, we perceive that what once appeared rigid is actually fluid.

Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

Marc My Words: Qualifying eLearning Vendors by Marc J. Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

No matter how good you are at building eLearning, sooner or later you will likely have to rely on an outside provider. But how do you separate the good vendors from the bad? Here are seven vendor qualities you should look for.

How to Keep Talent from Walking Out the Door

The Peformance Improvement

Are you worried about employee turnover in your company and how it might get worse once the economy improves? If you aren’t worried, you should be. It has been estimated that as many as a third of employees are looking to change jobs. Now that the recession is easing and more companies are beginning to hire again, these employees will start acting on this desire.

Ouch! The Truth Hurts

KnowledgeStar

But despair not, change will come to the educational system, it will just take time. Planks Principle about the way science changes is worth repeating here. In his autobiography, Planck remarks that a "new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.". Brain Education Formal Learning Future of education Informal Learning Learning