Sat.Jul 23, 2011 - Fri.Jul 29, 2011

Future of elearning industry looks Bright!

Kapp Notes

Reports, factors and the current market conditions strongly indicate that elearning is going to be a growth industry over the coming years. As Tony Bingham, president and CEO of ASTD states, “Today, we actively pursue content based on search terms and our preferences [while in the future]…content will find you – rather than actively seeking it, your activities and interests will determine what finds you, be delivered how you want it, and to your preferred channel.

Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips

Upside Learning

Find a problem with learning or performance first , think about learning next, and mobile learning last. This is somewhat analogous to “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”

Trending Sources

Writing & Grammar: Checklists, Part III

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby. This week I am featuring two different kinds of checklists from readers. One kind is a planning checklist with slots for recording the date each task is done. The other kind is a list of tasks for converting training materials from Captivate 4 to Captivate 5.

How Different Employees Survive a Workplace Meeting

Mindflash

The dreaded workplace meeting brings all sorts of communicators to the same table, and unfortunately each party present has their own unique way of surviving with the discussion. Let’s examine some of the most common employee profiles. Click image to enlarge).

[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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Memorable Ways to End an eLearning Course

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. The recency effect tells us that people are more likely to remember information from the end of a sequence. In other words, when taking an eLearning course, learners are most likely to remember how the course ended, although the stuff in the middle might blur together. Cognitive theorists believe that as new information enters the working memory, earlier information is pushed out.

Add Clouds to Captivate or PowerPoint Projects

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Adobe's Allen Partridge has documented the steps necessary to add Clouds to both Captivate and PowerPowerPoint projects. "I love word clouds. You know, those cool clusters of words that give instant summary of concepts by making words bigger and bolder the more times they are used somewhere," said Partridge.

Three things all teachers need

Learning with e's

Last night I took part in a 3-way Skype podcast recording for TeacherCast.ne t , which was hosted by Jeff Bradbury, who is based in Philadelphia, USA. My co-panellist was Mark Greentree , who was speaking from Sydney, Australia.

Chomp, chomp chomp! Welcome ScreenChomp and TechSmith Labs!

Visual Lounge

Being an evangelist, by definition, means that I get to be the bearer of good tidings. Today I get to do that! I'm happy to share with you a new iPad app that we've been working on at TechSmith. Meet ScreenChomp!

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.

The Smart Worker : needs immediate access to solutions to performance problems

Jane Hart

Tweet In the second of a series of blog posts on helping L&D move forward, I look at how we need to help workers gain immediate access to “learning&# that solves their performance problems. Jeff Bullas pointed out in How the iPad is changing our lives , that.

PowerPoint 2010: Change the Picture, Keep the Animation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. You've just completed a very slick PowerPoint presentation. On one slide you have an image fade in. After it fades in, it pulses for emphasis. After it pulses, text appears above. Then when you click the image, it hyperlinks to another slide. Everything looks and works great. But then the client contacts you and says they'd like to swap the image with another.

Shaping the future

Learning with e's

Welcome to the future? Whenever we consider the future, it is always elusive, and always just around the corner. It is never quite here. We live in the present. All the time. All each of us have is our memories of the past, and a future that is imaginary.

The New Capitalist Manifesto

Jay Cross

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.

What’s hurting the LMS market

eLearning 24-7

The LMS market is strong. Revenues across the board are up, profit margins are healthy and competition is on-going (always a good thing). But for all that is positive, there are negatives, and these negatives can hinder long term growth for commercial systems. The Negatives. Features First.Usability Second. I am a huge fan of feature sets and enhancements. They are necessary for the evolution of any system and mandatory to garner more market share.

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Michael Allen's new eLearning Books

eFront

A few months ago I had the honor to talk with Michael Allen , Chairman and CEO of Allen Interactions. Michael told me about two new eLearning books that he was writing at the moment. Recently Michael told me that he just published his two news books. As you can understand I am super excited!!!

Explore A New Learning Frontier: MOOC by Inge de Waard

Learning Solutions Magazine

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a relatively new format for learning. These are online gatherings of people willing to jointly exchange information and collaboratively enhance their knowledge about a topic of common interest.

What is shared between Compliance eLearning and Captain America and Anime Comics?

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis Cartoons and caricatures are affordable and easy to use graphical elements to enhance eLearning. However, they are only as good as the story you are trying to tell. Without stories, they are as weak as any other medium.

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.

Levels of analysis

Clark Quinn

When I was a grad student, a fellow student did an interesting study. In analogical reasoning, what helps is abstracting from the specifics to the more general (and folks are bad at generating good analogies, though okay at using them, according to my PhD and other research). Folks had made efforts at getting abstraction, and failed. What my fellow student did was to control the abstraction, and got useful outputs.

You May Already Own the Tools to Create Simple E-Learning Avatars

Rapid eLearning

The other day I had to re-install the webcam software for my Dell laptop. Usually I don’t install all of the other junk that seems to get bundled with software these days. But what I noticed in the Dell webcam software is that it came with Creative’s Live! Cam Avatar Creator. So I installed it.

Facebook for Educators

Moodle Journal

I have in past postings made both positive and not so positive remarks regarding the use of Facebook as part of course delivery. In one particular year, I certainly managed to get pretty much wholesale agreement with using the social network for both easy contact and handing out achievement comments’ and graphical badges and general course information. In the following year, a similar attempt led to me being almost completely unfriended, strange?

Vague Stories Help Learners to Discover

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: Uncovering parallel tracks is essential in contextual learning – where the need is to help learners find applications of an idea in a story or feedback. Precision oftentimes kills the ability of the learner to discover multiple real-life applications.

[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.

Dev Corner - Customing the Internet with Greasemonkey

Visual Lounge

It's time for another Dev Corner update! We recently had an internal conference, DevKhan, at TechSmith for our technical staff. It is a great way for developers, the web team, and others to share their knowledge with each each other.

The Smart Worker : needs job aids rather than courses

Jane Hart

Tweet. This is the third in a series of posts about how L&D departments can move forward from their traditional role of creating, delivering and managing formal learning. The two previous posts in this series were: The Smart Worker : learning continuously with social media. The Smart Worker : needs immediate access to solutions to performance problems.

Leader's Simple Guide to Building and Retaining Trust

The Peformance Improvement

Trust seems to be in short supply these days. Democrats don’t trust Republicans. Israelis don’t trust Palestinians. Christians don’t trust Muslims. CEO’s don’t trust employees and vice versa. It’s a sad state of affairs, given that trust is essential for compromise, collaboration, and co-existence.

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Explore A New Learning Frontier: MOOCs by Inge de Waard

Learning Solutions Magazine

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a relatively new format for learning. These are online gatherings of people willing to jointly exchange information and collaboratively enhance their knowledge about a topic of common interest.

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?