Sat.Nov 20, 2010 - Fri.Nov 26, 2010

Why we need conferences

Clive on Learning

It's easy to think of conferences as rather old hat - top-down and push in an era that is increasingly bottom-up and pull; very un-green when we face huge environmental challenges; very extravagant when everyone but the Chinese is running out of money. But having spent some time now immersed in The Power of Pull by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison (2010), I'm convinced that conferences will have an important role to play for years to come. The reason?

What digital literacies?

Learning with e's

In June this year I presented a keynote speech at Middlesex University entitled Digital Tribes and the Social Web. One of the themes I developed during my speech was around the concept of new digital literacies.

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Augmenting reality - technology is going invisible

Lars is Learning

Here's my article, just published on Trainingzone as the headline story, exploring how augmented reality and mobile technology promise to radically improve learning effectiveness. Would value your comments and feedback. -- The pace of technological innovation continues to surprise. This week reports suggest that, in theory at least, it will be possible to create new materials that.

Where do you find legal music for your videos?

Visual Lounge

?? Jingle bells, Jing bells. ?? Adding music to your video can get viewers in just the right mood. But it can also get you in hot water with your legal department or get your video banned from YouTube. Fortunately, there's a growing number of royalty-free and creative commons music sites.

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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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Becoming invisible

Clive on Learning

Is social networking addictive, like caffeine, alcohol, nicotine and narcotics? The only test would be to try and wean yourself off and see what happens. Would you break out in cold sweats, suffer headaches or panic attacks? Or,much worse, would you cease to exist. Are we all fighting against solipsism (the belief that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist). As Proust said, a solipsist is someone who cannot cope with the disappointment of being ignored.

A most fundamental human right

Learning with e's

In 2005 I accompanied a group of students and staff from the University of Plymouth on a two week study tour of South Africa. We spent most of our time in and around Cape Town, visiting schools in the city and in the townships.

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Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career

Dashe & Thomson

Brandon Hall, in partnership with Chapman Alliance, recently published the results of its latest survey about eLearning development ratios. Based on survey responses from nearly 4000 learning professionals at 249 companies

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Everything That Can Be Digital, Will Be


"Everything that can be digital, will be." Selling eLearning Courses Buying eLearning Courses Content Revolution

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.

PowerPoint 2010: Secret Passageways, Part I

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. When you work with PowerPoint frequently, every little tip could help improve your productivity time. A quick Google search will turn up a list of common keyboard shortcuts for working in and presenting with PowerPoint, but here are a few lesser known tips I'd like to share.

Crossing the divide

Learning with e's

Transliteracy can be defined as being literate across a number of platforms. In essence, it is the ability to be able to create content, organise, share and communicate across, and through, a variety of social media, discussion groups, mobile tools and other services that are commonly available.

F4V Or F4V Fixed Frame Rate – What Should I Go With?

Adobe Captivate

Frame rate is the number of frames (images) that are shown per second when a video is playing. When a video is being played, typically about 20-30 frames are shown per second depending on the need. Within this limit, more the number of frames per second (FPS) less jerky the video is. Let us consider [.]. Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate 5 Captivate 5 fixed frame rate frame rate variable frame rate video

The future of e-Learning, according to Kasper Spiro | Change to learn

Challenge to Learn

Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog about starting up my work as CEO for EasyGenerator. At the end of the blog I concluded that we needed to come up with a coherent vision and mission to determine the direction of future developments of

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 5: One Spelling Option Not To Ignore

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. I am the most accurate typist in the world. Want me to prove it? Fine! I was recently working on a Captivate project that contained more than 70 text captions. I was the one who both created those text captions and typed the text.

Watch your back!

Learning with e's

I'm always asking myself the question - what do my students need to know to be able to use the web effectively? One of the important skills I identified in a previous post on digital literacies is how people manage and protect their privacy.

Solution for Adobe Captivate 4 AS3 aggregated SWF not working on Latest Flash Player (

Adobe Captivate

Solution: Close Adobe Captivate 4 and Aggregator if already running. Download the from here and extract the AggGenerator.dll. In the Captivate 4 installed folder search for the file “AggGenerator.dll ” Rename the file to “AggGenerator_old.dll”. Place the dll downloaded in step 2 into the installed folder of Captivate 4. Relaunch Captivate/ Aggregator and re-publish [.].

5 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Customer Base

Dashe & Thomson

custom training customers A key driver of your company's value is the aggregate value of your customer base. When I joined the Dashe & Thomson team a little more than a month ago, I knew my success would hinge greatly on my ability to

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!

Audio for eLearning: Do You Want to Sound Like a DJ?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Rick Zanotti One question I get asked a lot is "How can I get my eLearning audio to the point so that I sound like a DJ?" " The most sure-fire way to sound like a DJ is to have been born with great pipes (i.e. vocal cords)! But very few of us have been so blessed. So what's an eLearning developer to do? Here's some simple techniques to make your voice sound deeper. Talk more slowly. The faster you talk the higher your voice gets. The slower you talk, the lower it gets.

Reach out and connect

Learning with e's

One of the digital literacies I identified in yesterday's blogpost was effective social networking. So what's the big deal about this? We all do it these days don't we? Most of us have a Facebook account, and maybe a LinkedIn account too.

Educational Game Trailers

Kapp Notes

Here are some educational game trailers that show a combination of video game-type interfaces with educational content. This, I believe, is the tip of the iceberg in terms of what can be made available and how video games can tie to educational standards.

Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

mobile learning In an article she wrote for Training Magazine in June 2009 called Best Buy's New Role, Terah Shelton explores Best Buy's then-new Results-Oriented Learning Environment (ROLE). Through an interview with John Congemi

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.

More Productive Outside the Office

Experiencing eLearning

Where are you most productive? Is it really in a cube farm? I know I feel the way Jason Fried of 37Signals describes it in his TEDxMidwest talk : that by going into the office to work I’m trading my work day “for a series of work moments.&#

Strategy Questions

The Peformance Improvement

Nothing is as useful as a good question. Organizational evaluation and performance improvement are essentially about asking the right questions. So I appreciate it when thought-leaders come up with a set of questions that make us think about what we are doing and how to do it better.

MMORPG Tutorials-Vaguely Related to Training

Kapp Notes

Lately I have been thinking about Massively Multiplayer Online Role Play Games (MMORPGs) as a platform for learning and developing some concepts around making a learning universe. Here are some tutorials for some well known MMORPGs that might spark some game design thinking.

Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices

Dashe & Thomson

mobile learning In an article she wrote for Training Magazine in June 2009 called Best Buy's New Role, Terah Shelton explores Best Buy's then-new Results-Oriented Learning Environment (ROLE). Through an interview with John Congemi

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 favorite new learning tool is Tweetdeck

Spark Your Interest

Image via CrunchBase. This is kind of a shock for me. I was late to the Twitter party and one of those skeptics at first. But, over the past couple of weeks (really hit home with DevLearn ) I have become a backchannel fiend.

Association Technology: The LMS & Social Media

Web Courseworks

As the holidays are quickly approaching, I wanted to take a moment to talk about the ASAE Technology Conference & Expo that I am attending and speaking at in mid December. This conference which is taking place at the Walter E. Convention Center in Washington, D.C.


McKinsey Discovers What We Already Knew About Training Impact

The Peformance Improvement

Only a fourth of respondents to a McKinsey survey said that their training programs made a measurable difference in business performance.