Sat.Mar 24, 2012 - Fri.Mar 30, 2012

Impact of Games on the Economy, the World and Schools

Kapp Notes

Here are some interesting facts about the video game industry in terms of the impact on society from The Entertainment Software Association web site.

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PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Turn an Image Into An Animated Puzzle

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  A recent  question in the Microsoft Office forums  inquired about the process of animating a picture in PowerPoint so that it came onto the slide piece by piece--like a puzzle.

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Instructional Design Basics: Designing A Timeline

Upside Learning

I spent a lot of time over the past few months reading about the design of timelines and trying to understand what makes a well designed timeline.

What the flip?

Learning with e's

Everywhere I look I'm seeing 'Flip teaching' or 'Flipped classroom'. There's a lot of hype about this 'flipping' idea and it's getting me flipping irritated. What does flipping actually involve? Does anyone know, or is the term being misused or misrepresented?

[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

Want to take your training data one step further? Download this eBook & learn how to demonstrate the full value of your program by combining traditional training metrics with the data in your CRM.

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How Can Infographics Produce Better E-Learning Courses?

Rapid eLearning

Infographics are the hot! They catch your attention because they look great and have strong visual hooks. I like them because they remind me a little of I Spy where you get to explore a busy graphic and search for interesting nuggets of information.

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Bern, baby, Bern

E-Learning Provocateur

While I was in Europe for Didacta last month, I took the opportunity to visit Bern in Switzerland. The Swiss capital is both beautiful and odd. (I I mean that in a good way.)

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Adobe Captivate: Apply Your Changes

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Over the past several months I've written myriad articles extolling the value of using styles on slide objects (including how to  reset them ,  clone them  and how to create styles  on the fly ). Have you been a good developer?

The Benefits of Online Learning

Mindflash

E-Learning Solutions Allow Workers to Access Training Materials from Anywhere, at Any Time.

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.

Sharon Burton's 8 steps to amazing webinars

Clive on Learning

If you do webinars then I can pretty well guarantee that you'll find something useful in Sharon Burton's e-book for Kindle and Nook 8 Steps to Amazing Webinars. I've done loads of them but I still managed to find 22 extracts that I wanted to highlight and save in my Kindle's clippings file. Be sure it really is webinars you do. If you use web conferencing for meetings or for virtual classrooms then this is not the book for you ( Onlignment do some good ones and they're free!).

Classroom without walls

Learning with e's

I've written before about the idea of the classroom without walls. Today, with the sun shining down on the UK's warmest March in recorded history, my students and I sat in a classroom without walls - literally. We went outside and held our final teaching session of the term in the warm sun.

It’s Not eLearning On A Phone

The eLearning Coach

The only way we can understand something new is to create an analogy from something we know. So it makes sense that most of us think that mobile learning is eLearning on a portable device. That description barely scratches the surface. Mobile is a strategy more than a technology. And its potential use is far [.] Post from: The eLearning Coach It’s Not eLearning On A Phone. Mobile

Campaign For Effective Elearning (#c4ee)

Upside Learning

Earlier this year Rob Hubbard chair of the eLearning Network launched a campaign for effective elearning at the Learning Technology 2012. With so much of mindless elearning being created around us everyday this is a welcome initiative. Here’s a video by Rob Hubbard explaining the campaign.

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.

Camtasia Small Business Drive: Netvantage, Week 4

Visual Lounge

In the final week of the Camtasia test drive, Netvantage Co-Founder Adam Henige reflected back on their month of screencasting. Netvantage. www.netvantagemarketing.com. netvantage. What have you discovered during your fourth and final week of the test drive?

HTML5 for Multimedia Experiences: Judy Unrein at Learning Solutions

OpenSesame

Interactivity is not just built in Flash anymore, Toto!

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Are You a Performance Consultant?

Integrated Learnings

By Dean Hawkinson. Let’s face it – the title “Instructional Designer” comes with a reputation that designing instruction or training is all that we do. We have been placed into a box that can be a real challenge to get out of, especially when it comes to moving into more of a performance consulting type of role. How do we break beyond the barriers that have been placed on us and convince our clients to look beyond training as the only available solution? So…what is Performance Consulting, anyway?

Social Collaboration Services: the missing piece in the L&D jigsaw

Jane Hart

This post is an extract from a new Internet Time Alliance whitepaper, available in both web and PDF formats.

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.

Six Quick Ways To Design Like A Pro

The eLearning Coach

All you wanted to know about positive and negative space. Post from: The eLearning Coach Six Quick Ways To Design Like A Pro. Graphics

70:20:10 Learning Framework – Where did those numbers come from ?

Learning Cafe

“I have a question relating to this webinar, that I’d love answered, and that is really to substantiate the rigour behind the 70-20-10 model” This was one of the questions raised about the Learning Cafe theme for March 2012 – “ 70-20-10 – Approach Is it New?

Let's Get Our Meta On! Conversations about Conversations and a Soylent Green mention!

Mark Oehlert

. FAIR WARNING: The video embedded here is safe for work but does contain a good bit of me talking. Please proceed with caution! My view of technology is greatly informed by a concern for the humans at the user end of it. What does it do for you? How does it make your day better?

Announcement of Serious Games Directory

Kapp Notes

New Online, International Directory for Serious Games Industry Offers. Offers Free Listings for Titles, Tech, Services, Textbooks, Schools. The Serious Games Association announced a new, international resource for developers, providers, analysts, educators and consultants, the Serious Games Directory. All listings and access will be available free in 2012. The Serious Games Directory will cover commercially available. o Games and sims. o Developers interested in contract work.

[eBook] Training for a Millennial Audience

Want to keep your training relevant for modern learners? Download this guide and learn key strategies to engage with Millennials in your customer training program.

Computers, Learning Professionals, and their Roles in Curation

The Learning Circuits

In my first post for Learning Circuits, I explored how I use Twitter as a professional development tool. Over the past two weeks, we've looked at Filtering: A Challenge and Responsibility for Learning Professionals , and Curation: A Core Competency for Learning Professionals. In this closing post in my Learning Circuits series, I want to dig into curation in greater detail, describing what role technology plays in the curation workflow, and what it looks like for learning.

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4 Free Training Resources You Better Know Of By Now

LearnDash

If you make a living creating e-Learning and Instructor-led courses, then you need to know about these four tricks and tools that will bolster any learning development initiative.

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Resources: How to Design and Facilitate a Virtual Classroom (webinar)

e-Learning Academy

Looking for cost effective and agile ways to train staff? Then virtual classroom (VC) may be the answer you are looking for (other terms for VC include webinar and web conferencing). At first, virtual classroom can seem a little daunting to design and facilitate. A virtual classroom train-the-trainer workshop is a great way to build [.]. Design E-Learning tutorial Video Virtual classroom

#LSCON day 3: Scenario based assesments and Choices

Challenge to Learn

I was able to attend two session at the last day of LSCON. The first (concurrent) session was from Iskandaria Masduki about scenario based assessments. Good session with an interesting mix of theory and practical examples.

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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?