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Case Study: Flipped Classrooms Work for Students. Period.


This case study grabbed my attention for several reasons. It is written by the Greg Green, the Principal at Clintondale High School in Clinton Township, Michigan. It talks about how he flipped what he terms ". a financially challenged school near Detroit". The flipped version of the school way out-performed the standard model that was failing in almost every respect.

State of the E-Learning Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]


Well it is now official, 2013 is here (so much for all of those Mayan predictions) and there are certainly big things on the e-learning horizon.

How to succeed with online learning for colleges and universities

eLearning 24-7

If you are a bricks and mortar college or university, you may be considering offering online courses. Heck, you may have already begun to offer them. The problem is there is a right way to do it and lots of wrong ways to do it. What I’m seeing is a lot of bad. History. When you ask folks what was the first 100% online university most will say the University of Phoenix. Sadly, they would be wrong. The first was Jones International, which also was the first accredited online university.

Flashback of 2012


With the beginning of 2013, it is time to reflect on what Raptivity has achieved in the year 2012. It was an action packed and fun year for Raptivity. Team Raptivity tirelessly brought out some amazing stuff. There were plenty [.].

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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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Are we more intelligent?

Learning with e's

This is part 2 of the series on technological futures. When discussing the future, especially the future of technology, there are some writers who almost always seem to be quoted.

The Year In The Rear

Marcia Conner

Reflection isn’t just what you see in the mirror. Consider it a light that can guide what’s in front of you and a way to more carefully examine what’s behind. In that reflection you can revisit what’s happened and ready yourself for what’s next.

Top 50 Articles of 2012

Jane Hart

For the last 4 years I have produced a Top 100 articles of the year list. However, this year, I’ve decided to keep the list to just 50 – that is the 50 articles I enjoyed most from my 2012 Reading List.

One Learning Designer's Look Back at 2012

Learning Visions

So we've wrapped up 2012 with a few ribbons and bows and have sent it on its way. It was a big year. Some of my professional and personal highlights from 2012 (not that you asked): Growing Kineo US. Our Kineo US team has continued to grow and flourish.

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.

The future of intelligence

Learning with e's

This is the third in a series of blog posts on the future of learning and technology. In my previous blog post I examined the debate about whether we are becoming more intelligent or less intelligent as a result of our prolonged and habituated uses of technology.

Learning Resolutions: Make the Investment in Yourself


BE CURIOUS. ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS. Obviously a lot of learning comes from asking questions. But too often we don''t ask the right question. The right question is far more valuable than a great answer to the wrong question. Eric Schmidt of Google said, “We run this company on questions, not answers.”

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Free E-Learning Tutorial: Video for Organisational Learning

Connect Thinking

Podcast 29 of the the Connect Thinking E-learning Academy free video and audio podcast series has recently been released. This is the first in a series of three podcasts exploring the role of video in organisational learning.

The Most Practical Rapid E-Learning Tips from 2012

Rapid eLearning

I’m always sensitive to the elearning developers who have to work with limited resources and usually by themselves. Because of this my goal is to provide practical tips and tricks that offer real value.

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.

Facing the future

Learning with e's

At the end of each year many of us tend to focus on the future, wondering what it will bring. We wish each other a happy New Year, and hope that life will treat us kindly. We try to shape our own futures by making New Year resolutions, many of which fall by the wayside after a week or two.

"TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: The Essentials" Kindle Edition Now Available

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

My newest book, "TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: The Essentials" in now available for the Amazon Kindle. The printed book is with the printer now and should begin shipping next week.   Camtasia eLearning ePub HTML5 mLearning

Petco Maps Out a New Leadership Strategy

CLO Magazine

Learn how Petco leaders fought to win back market share by delivering a consistent customer experience at each of the company’s 1,100 stores. SNAPSHOT : From 2005 to 2007, Petco, a national pet specialty retailer, saw its market position slip as competition grew from big box retailers and boutique stores. Petco leaders fought to win back market share by delivering a consistent customer experience at each of the company’s 1,100 stores.

‘Just In Time’ and ‘Just Enough’; or Death to Clippy

Social Learning

In a recent meeting I had the sobering experience of learning that one of my young colleagues1 did not know who Clippy was. Remember him?2 2 Microsoft’s short-lived avatar that would pop up to try to “help” you with your work? 1 To be fair, my colleague just didn’t know his [.] The post ‘Just In Time’ and ‘Just Enough’; or Death to Clippy appeared first on Social Learning Blog

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.

Communication and learning in a digital age

Learning with e's

The latest issue of the online open journal eLearn Centre Research Paper Series has just been published.

Adobe RoboHelp 9: Update to ePub Zip

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

It was recently brought to my attention that users working through my Adobe Robohelp HTML 9: The Essentials book ran into trouble on page 278 (during the ePub activity). When I wrote the RoboHelp 9 book, 7za was the utility that Adobe used to assist in the creation of ePub files. On page 278 of my book, users are instructed to browse for the 7za file (which I included within the book's data files folder). The


Five Ways to Make Online Learning Engaging

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

A new complimentary whitepaper titled 5 Creative Ideas of using Raptivity in Online Training outlines five innovative ways to make online learning interesting and engaging with the help of learning interactions. In specific, the paper suggests instructional designers and trainers consider the following techniques. Combining an interactive e-book with a rapid-check assessment to implement an open book test.

Learning Technology: Where’s the Money Going?

CLO Magazine

A new survey sheds some light on where learning leaders will invest in learning technology in 2013. Technology is still the hot topic in corporate learning conversations, but how are organizations putting their money where their mouth is? A new survey by learning services provider Impact Instruction Group found that e-learning is still the top learning technology investment heading into 2013, with 86 percent reporting that they are investing heavily in the strategy.

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.

The future of classrooms

Learning with e's

This is the fourth blog post in my series on the future of learning and technology. What will be the future of school classrooms? It is unlikely that we will see the demise of the classroom in the next decade.

How I Make an Audio Podcast for Website Information

e-Learning Academy

Question from a client: We have new information to tell our clients, but we aren’t ready to make videos. We’d like to create an interim audio podcast to provide this information in a simple and accessible format. How do we do this using a PC? There is still a role for audio podcasts on websites. [.]. Client question Development Podcast

Which Kid Becomes a Successful Entrepreneur?


The drawing by Rutan Motan “The Art of Distraction” summed up my experience in school. I was the kid in the pink sweater … Learning formal education

On-Line Certificate Program On Gamification Offered by Bloomsburg University

Kapp Notes

Ever wonder about the topic of gamification and how it works? Bloomsburg University’s Institute for Interactive TEchnologies is offering a workshop in January that will help you learn from the comfort of your own computer. Learn about gamification for learning and instruction. Based on the bestselling book, this workshop explores what is Gamification and why learning and development professionals should care?

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.

2012 in retrospective: top 10 posts

Challenge to Learn

It is the time of the year to look back and to make plans for the new year. In this post I will have a look at 2012 based on the top 10 post of this blog. The top 10 is: A new metaphor for e-Learning. Food for thought: 50 Educational thinkers.

The Berkeley Lineman

Jay Cross

I struck up a conversation with a working man at a coffee shop last week. He’s one of the people who keep the phone network up, a veteran Bell-head phone guy. Works on poles and in people’s houses. What do you do?

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Resolve to Try Something New in eLearning in 2013

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable In perusing the blogosphere, Twitter , and Facebook at the turn of the new year, I noticed several expressions of relief that the world has not ended and resolutions to make 2013 the best year yet. For many, this includes trying new things. The posts from this blog in 2012 offered advice for trying out new eLearning authoring tools and other technologies as well as advice for trying out various instructional approaches.