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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).

How to Improve Learning Outcomes With Performance Support

Social Learning

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.

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.

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Adobe Captivate: FMRs Rule?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I've been teaching and developing with Adobe Captivate for years. The program has always been able to record Full Motion Recordings (FMRs). Never heard of an FMR? You are not alone. Usually developers learn about them by accident.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development

Want to expand your training efforts? You’ll often see success by starting small and growing your program in a sustainable way. Download the eBook to learn more.

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.

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. “

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 complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?