Sat.Nov 17, 2012 - Fri.Nov 23, 2012

Video games as Good Teachers

Kapp Notes

It is obvious that games are immensely popular, what is less obvious is that they are also powerful teachers who have been “schooling” a generation for the past 30 years. Learning is most effective when the learner has an achievable, well-defined goal. With a goal, you are “willing to be corrected for your mistakes and accept ‘try this, do that’ advice in order to achieve your success [50].” Games are filled with goals.

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The classroom option you should not ignore

E-Learning Provocateur

I’m sure you know the feeling. You’re sitting in a classroom watching a presentation – which started late to allow the “stragglers” to show up – when about 10 minutes in it dawns on you… What am I doing here?

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Insights: Organisations need multi-device learning solutions

Clive on Learning

This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The fourth of the ten 'insights' in the report is that ‘Organisations need multi-device learning solutions'. It used to be that mobile learning was thought of as something quite separate from e-learning - a parallel path for learning technologies.

Returning to the didactical roots: innovation in eLearning?

Challenge to Learn

Earlier this month I presented at DevLearn on connecting learning to the business and this week I did a webinar and a seminar on adaptive learning.

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!

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Insights: Formal courses are not dead, just different

Clive on Learning

This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The third of the ten 'insights' in the report is that ‘formal courses are not dead, just different'. Formal courses have taken a bit of a beating in recent years, as the pendulum has swung towards more informal approaches.

Emerging new roles for learning and performance professionals

Jane Hart

Over the last week or so I have been posting about how (I think) the workplace learning landscape is changing. For me, the biggest shift is not going to be about moving from creating instructional, formal courses to producing informational (or performance support) resources.

8 Great Posts on Game Based Learning and Gamification

Bottom-Line Performance

Remember 2011? I know… it seems like a long time ago. This time last fall, we were just wrapping up an 8 part blog series on gamification and game based learning. Sharon Boller , President of BLP, authored the posts with the beginning game designer in mind.

Using a Learning Management System to Gather Good Ideas

Absorb LMS

There’s a winding, two-lane highway in Quebec that has a telephone/electrical pole standing in the middle. This isn’t a joke. I’ve inserted a photo from a reputable news source below to show you that this really exists. How did this happen?

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.

Community of Practice and the TorranceLearning Download

The Peformance Improvement

One of many methods of organizational learning is a “community of practice”. This is a term coined by Etienne Wenger to describe “…groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.”

When is a LMS not a LMS?

eLearning 24-7

Over the course of the past few months, I’m seeing something. Okay, not something but SOMETHING. It just isn’t going away. Not that I expected it to do so, mind you, because I recognized late 2011 that it would be big. I re-affirmed it in my forecasts for 2012. Yet, something has changed. Not the products – they are still the same, but rather the “anti-” that they preach is nothing more than a previous incarnation of the past, sans the message.

Algorithmically Generated Content In Learning

Upside Learning

Recently I read an article in Forbes about using algorithmically generated articles in publications. That was quite amazing, and set me thinking about the possibilities such technology would bring to learning.

Learner-Centric eLearning Design

B Online Learning

Years ago when I was learning to be a teacher, I was quickly thrown in the deep end to teach a group of adult learners. Prac teaching’ can be a daunting experience. I still remember the feedback from the teacher who observed my first lesson; she said I needed to be more ‘learner-centric’. It took [.].

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.

Writing & Grammar: More Confusing Words

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    Because the results of last week's challenge were so revealing (see below), I bring you a similar challenge this week. Choose the correct word in these examples--discussion to follow. He lead/led the charge into the superstore for the one-day sales event. The biennial/biannual event last occurred in 2010. You may have to wait a while/awhile to see these prices again. I remember playing the first version of that classic/classical game back when I was 12.

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The Promise of True mLearning is a Tough Sell

mLearning Revolution

For the last few weeks, I have been busy delivering webinars and workshops on the topic of mobile learning, and throughout, the one question I hear constantly has to do with people asking me for mLearning examples. This got me thinking about the true meaning of that very popular question.

Presentation does matter!

Raptivity

We talk about evoking high content retention among the learners. It’s truly important because effective learning happens only when a learner can show it easily. However, we should also realize and accept this fact that we retain visually presented information [.].

How to Create a Dynamic Social Learning Space with High Engagement by Julian Stodd

Learning Solutions Magazine

Building a healthy social learning community takes a lot of time and effort, and it requires thoughtful strategy and implementation in four key areas. Do the job right and you enable a dynamic environment for learning—but one that you do not own.

Take training beyond your LMS: technical considerations for extended enterprise

You know the benefits of extended enterprise. But how do execute the plan? Learn more about the technical considerations that can help you create a strategy to manage the delivery and tracking of product training across a variety of systems.

Selling Performance Support In-House

Living in Learning

Integrating Performance Support (PS) as part of a corporate learning strategy is one of the toughest sales we will ever have to make. The advent of Experience API [a.k.a. Tin Can], becoming a reality in early 2013, is turning the conversation from, "Do we really need to go there?" to a more urgent dialog of "Why didn't we see this coming?"

Vote Now for ScreenChamp Award Best in Show

Visual Lounge

Here in the US, the election frenzy has finally died down. Now it’s time to move on to matters of supreme global importance…like choosing the top screencast video to win this year’s ScreenChamp Award – Best in Show!

Teaching artistry

Learning with e's

I taught my first art lesson today. Passing colleagues were a little surprised to see me teaching in the art room, completely out of context. Normally I'm found teaching a session on educational theory or psychology, or information and communication technologies.

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TinCan Demystified

eFront

If you are somewhat interested in eLearning and unless you have been living on a deserted island for the last year you probably have already heard about the TinCan project. TinCan is heavily promoted as the successor of SCORM and was designed to fix many things that were lacking on the previous standard. In this post we discuss what TinCan really is and how it compares to SCORM. The Tincan API resulted from several deliberations on SCORM 2.0 over the last five years.

Aligning Customer Training With Certifications

Want to deliver a cohesive customer training certification program? From strategy to systems to job functions, it's time for us to reassess how learning and certifications are delivered together. Download the guide to see how!

How can you tell if a training programme is working? Run a trial

Spicy Learning

Something is happening in the world of public policy and it ought to be happening within learning and development.

2,000 Year Old E-Learning Technique

LearnDash

Instructional designers are constantly being challenged to create something that is not only engaging and entertaining, but ultimately something that is effective.

Formula for happiness

Jay Cross

I spent Monday and Tuesday getting inspired at the Future of Talent Retreat. This is my eight year in row. Every returning alumnus said they inevitably depart with new ways of looking at the world. Kevin Wheeler pulls insights out of the group that we didn’t know were there.

Social Learning using Twitter

Adobe Captivate

As E-learning course authors you would have wished to help your students when they are stuck instantly and your students could also collaborate among themselves real time more like a classroom setup which results in effective learning. This real time collaboration is now possible using Adobe Captivate Course Companion widget which is now extend to support this. There [.]. Extending Captivate Whats new Adobe Course Companion Learner Analytics Learner Engagement Twitter colloboration

10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

Whether you’re a solo eLearning hero or you’re like the Avengers and you have your whole squad, Blue Sky eLearn is counting down 10 tips that’ll help you put some POW into your program and make your eLearning program more successful than ever before!

Balancing task and people

Spark Your Interest

I’m working with a client who is providing their employees who need to work across country boundaries with some training on how to best design and deliver an online meeting.

How the Tin Can API will Revolutionize eLearning

cogentys

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Are QR codes redundant?

Learning with e's

It seems only a short while since we first became aware of Quick Response (QR) codes. In fact, they have been around since 1994, and were originally created to enable the Japanese car manufacturing giant Toyota to track its vehicles during the manufacturing process.