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The best Presentation on Social Learning and the New Role for Educators

mLearning Revolution

I’m fascinated by the impact Social Media has had on just about everything we do, including how we learn and how we share knowledge with our peers.

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Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2011

Upside Learning

One week into the New Year it’s the right time to look back on the year gone by. So we thought it would be interesting take a journey down our blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2011. We have pulled these up based on social signals (views, comments, twitter and more).

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How to Improve Learning Outcomes With Performance Support

Dashe & Thomson

Given that the goal of instructional designers and training developers is to improve employee performance, it’s surprising that many continue to create blended learning programs with little or no reliance on performance support tools or systems.

A story about 3D collaboration

Kapp Notes

Here is a little vignette describing how 3D collaborative environments can impact large organizations. Just as technology has advanced in almost every field, so has the technology surrounding learning and collaboration. Three-dimensional virtual immersive environments are the next logical evolution and extension of existing technologies—a convergence of 2D virtual classrooms, social media, Web 2.0 and three-dimensional graphics.

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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10 Things I Love about Screenr.com

mLearning Revolution

When I worked at Adobe and we announced Acrobat.com, I was so excited with all the free Cloud services included, and it also meant that I could leverage the story in promoting my apps because of some of the integration between them that we had built.

E-Learning events in the Asia-Pacific region 2012

E-Learning Provocateur

With 2012 gathering steam, it’s time to plan the next round of professional development events to attend. If you’ll be in my corner of the globe over the next 12 months, may I draw your attention to the following… Australian eLearning Congress. • Where: Sydney.

Adobe RoboHelp: Import Word Documents and Keep the Shapes

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    You can do a lot of fancy stuff in Word. In fact, if you're really comfortable using the program, you can create a book that looks every bit as good as those produced by desktop publishers using programs such as QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign or Adobe FrameMaker.

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Build a powerful PLN

Learning with e's

If you are a professional, you should have a PLN. Your PLN (personal or professional learning network) is the community of people you interact with and learn from on a regular basis.

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.

How much is an authoring tool worth?

Clive on Learning

The recent release by Trivantis of Snap! Empower , a rapid Flash interaction builder, for the princely sum of $99, got me wondering if I have any idea any more of what an authoring tool is worth. Empower looks like it is much more powerful than Articulate Engage, which sells for four times as much, and almost certainly cost Trivantis much more to develop. So why the low price?

E-Learning events in the Asia-Pacific region 2012

E-Learning Provocateur

With 2012 gathering steam, it’s time to plan the next round of professional development events to attend. If you’ll be in my corner of the globe over the next 12 months, may I draw your attention to the following… Learning Cafe Unconference. • Where: Sydney. • When: 16 February 2012. • Theme: Near future of learning in Australia. • More info: Learning Cafe. Australian Instructional Design Conference. • Where: Sydney. • When: 21 March 2012.

Stop creating, selling, and buying garbage!

Clark Quinn

I was thinking today (on my plod around the neighborhood) about how come we’re still seeing so much garbage elearning (and frankly, I had a stronger term in mind). And it occurred to me that their are multitudinous explanations, but it’s got to stop. One of the causes is unenlightened designers. There are lots of them, for lots of reasons: trainers converted, lack of degree, old-style instruction, myths, templates, the list goes on.

Learning, unlearning and relearning

Learning with e's

We all value learning. And much of what we have learnt can be difficult to unlearn. Usually that's a good thing. But there are times when unlearning just has to be done. Sometimes it's impossible to learn new things if you don't unlearn some of the old stuff you are hanging on to.

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.

Consider Player/Game Interactions

Kapp Notes

Instructional or serious games should be driven, in part, by the types of interactions you wish to illicit from learner. A common mistake among novice instructional game developers it that they focus too much on the topic or instructional goals and not enough time on the interactions that will drive the learner toward those goals.

Workplace Performance Services: more than just Training

Jane Hart

The Accidental Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

I’m extremely honored to be the featured article in this week’s Learning Solutions Magazine: The Accidental Instructional Designer. I’m enjoying the comments on the article as well – would love to hear your story, too

In Presentations and eLearning Visuals are worth a thousand Bullets on a Slide

mLearning Revolution

Whether you are a presenter or developing eLearning, our job is to engage our audience and no other things does the exact opposite more than a never ending list of bullet points on a Powerpoint slide. One of the best presentations I have ever witnessed in person was delivered by Seth Godin.

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!

Gaming with the Nine Events of eLearning

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. I recently joined a project that involves designing a series of eLearning games to teach sales skills. The intent is for learners to learn entirely by doing , in the context of a fun game. At one point, the training project team discussed how to include Gagne’s nine events of instruction in each game, or whether it was even necessary to do so.

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Need to Combine E-Learning with Mentoring? Here’s a Simple Solution.

Rapid eLearning

Recently someone asked how to combine their mentoring program with elearning courses. This is something I’ve worked on a few times over the years. It usually involved a production environment where peer coaches were tasked with training new employees on the floor. But the ideas in this post could work in any type of training program that includes some sort of mentoring or peer coaching. A Common Case.

The Accidental Instructional Designer by Cammy Bean

Learning Solutions Magazine

When keeping the focus on the future in 2012, it’s important to include your own ongoing professional development as part of the picture. If you’re new to the instructional design and eLearning fields, it’s good to look at what those who are established have done to develop themselves.

Kineo Webinar: What Color is Your Parachute Case Study Jan 13

Learning Visions

If you’re still wondering what the buzz is about open-source learning management systems and their place in the corporate world, come check out this free Kineo Webinar, this Friday January 13, 2012 10-11:00 AM Central time.

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.

10Q: Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Learning with e's

Many would agree that Shelly Sanchez Terrell is at the top of the game when it comes to educational innovation.

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What is Gamification? and Why it Matters to L&D Professionals

The Learning Circuits

In my last posting I mentioned the idea of “Gamification” and Anna thoughtfully pointed out that we need to “ define what "gamification" means to learning development. “

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Marc My Words: Ten Common Mistakes in Building an eLearning Strategy by Marc J. Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

Having a strategy is important, and it needs to be a solid strategy if it is to be the basis for a successful and sustainable eLearning effort. Here are ten of the mistakes that people most often make when setting their strategy, and each mistake will weaken the strategy.

No more business as usual

Jay Cross

“This is business.” — Vito Corleone, The Godfather. Business is changing, and the learning function must change along with it. Rigid, industrial-age corporations are not keeping up with the pace of change. Customer Spring, Shareholder Spring, and Worker Spring may break out any day.

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.

Level of ‘levels’

Clark Quinn

I was defending Kirkpatrick’s levels the other day, and after being excoriated by my ITA colleagues, I realized there was not only a discrepancy between principle and practice, but between my interpretation and as it’s espoused. Perhaps I’ve been too generous. The general idea is that there are several levels at which you can evaluate interventions: whether the recipient considered the intervention appropriate or not.

Design For How People Learn: Book Review

The eLearning Coach

It's fun, accessible and practical. A painless way to learn instructional design. Post from: The eLearning Coach Design For How People Learn: Book Review. Book Reviews

Broadening the Definition of Gamification for L&D Professionals

The Learning Circuits

In my posting on Learning Circuits Blog, a reader left a thoughtful and interesting comment about points and the use of the term gamification and the Blogger software won't let me write my entire comment (too many characters) so I am posting my comment here. See Kathy Sierra's comments under What is Gamification and Why it Matters to L&D Professionals. First, Kathy, as always, thanks for your thoughtful comments on the topic of Gamification. You always help to expand my thinking on the topic.

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