Sat.Oct 27, 2012 - Fri.Nov 02, 2012

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#DevLearn 2012: Kapp Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Wow, had a great 3 days at DevLearn, met some absolutely wonderful, fascinating and brilliant folks. Saw a bunch colleagues and friends, and had lots of fun in the Gamification Workshop. So the slides to the Gamification workshop can be found here.

5 Tips To Maximize ROI Of Your LMS

Upside Learning

As I keep meeting many of my prospects, I always confront a very common question, “Can you help us to understand how we can maximize the Return on Investment (ROI) of our LMS?”. The question indirectly extends to how can we calculate the ROI of an LMS and highlight the positive outcomes of it.

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Adobe Captivate 6: Branch Aware

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Lori Smith. Branch Aware is new in Captivate 6. Unlike other new features (like HTML5 support and Themes), Branch Aware has gotten little attention and few people understand what the option does.

Online Systems for Behavior Change

Tony Karrer

I've always believe that to truly have impact on performance, we need to be experts at Behavior Change. I've written a few times over the years on aspects of solutions that ultimately drive a change in behavior that leads to performance improvement.

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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Top 10 Training Metrics

Your Training Edge

Is it time for you to measure the effectiveness of your training programs? If you’re not sure where to start, these Top Ten Training Metrics can help. Measuring the effectiveness of training is a very difficult task, for stakeholders, training departments and end users. If you are a training manager or company stakeholder looking for ways to measure the effectiveness of your programs, these ten metrics are a great place to start. One: Increased retention.

The future belongs to those who take charge of their own learning

Jane Hart

Once upon a time (as all good fairy tales start) employees had a job for life. Having left school or college you could start work for an organization and remain there for your whole professional life.

MS Word: Remove Line Breaks from Pasted Text

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Have you ever copied and pasted something into a Word document (such as from a pdf) and ended up with line breaks in crazy places? Or maybe every single word shows up on a separate line? Going in and manually fixing all of those line breaks can be a real headache. If you find yourself in such a pickle, use this quick fix to eliminate those hard line breaks. Highlight the pasted text from which you would like to remove line breaks.

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Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with e's

Is learning in the 21 st Century significantly different to learning in previous years?

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.

What Gets Measured Gets Done.Revisited

The Peformance Improvement

One of the most frequently visited posts on this blog is “ What Gets Measured Gets Done…or Not.” I suspect that the post is interesting to readers because of the popular axiom, not because of the content of the post. In that post I argue that measurement is not enough.

Devlearn conference day one: an exhilarating day

Challenge to Learn

So we are off to an excellent start with DevLearn. As always at the first day of a guild conference it was an exhilarating day. I was able to attend some sessions and keynotes and talked to lot’s of people. Here is my wrap-up. Trends?

Writing & Grammar: Lay Versus Lie--The Truth

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    Two words have seldom been more confusing than the two verbs lay and lie. Yes, they are actually two different words, but the first area of confusion is that the simple past tense of  lie  is spelled exactly the same as the word  lay.

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with e's

Informal and self regulated learning are defining characteristics of 21 st Century education. Various commentators suggest that as much as seventy percent of learning occurs outside of formal educational settings (Cofer, 2000; Dobbs, 2000; Cross, 2006).

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.

Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David Kelly

Learning Solutions Magazine

“Curation” has become something of a buzzword, but different people seem to mean different things when they use the word. At the same time, curation is fast becoming a key skill for anyone who develops content. Explore the concept and the tools with an expert curator in this article!

Smart Companies Support Informal Learning

eFront

“It’s critical that training and development professionals not go overboard with command and control when they support informal learning. If they do they are likely to kill it.

#Devlearn TinCan panel: #Tincan is rocking our world

Challenge to Learn

I attended the panel discussion on TinCan this morning; great session. I have tried to capture the session in a mind map. It is clear that TinCan is a major change. It is not only a shift from tracking and tracing to enabling learning experiences, it opens op a whole new world of possibilities.

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with e's

In previous posts in this series I have explored some of the characteristics of learning in the digital age. One more notable feature of 21 st Century learning is peer learning.

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.

Is Tin Can API Lipstick on the SCORM Pig?

Living in Learning

Last week [October 25th] I had the distinct privilege of sitting in on the Tin Can API break-out session that was presented by Aaron Silvers of ADL. I’m not sure of his exact title, but his role was in a leadership capacity on the Tin Can API project. His business card says “the Beard”…and while that was accurate, I still don’t know his real title. Given ADL was also the birth mother of SCORM, I walked in and sat down with a preconception or two that this was SCORM in a new dress.

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ROI of Learning Games: Knowledge Guru and ExactTarget [Infographic]

Bottom-Line Performance

You’ve heard the hype. Learning games are hot… and they may just be the future of learning. We are certainly major advocates of game based learning : we are heading to DevLearn in just a few short days to launch our Knowledge Guru learning game engine as a product.

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It's DEVLEARN Week!!! Embracing Technologies for Training and Development

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

It's monday and it's DEVLEARN week! I'm probably looking forward to this DevLearn more than any other. Of course, it's bitter sweet since it will be my last as the program manager for the event. I'll be posting more on that later.

Theories for the digital age: Postmodern perspectives

Learning with e's

Postmodernist views of society can be appropriated as lenses to analyse the personalised use of digital technology.

[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.

Tin Can & Performer Support – “Just Enough – Just in Time – Just for Me”

Living in Learning

Have you ever explained something to someone who is either hearing it for the first time or is still trying to get their head wrapped around the concept? You know how they will nod slowly in seeming agreement while looking off into the ether and saying dreamily, “Yeah…” really, really slowly?” That far-off look is confirmation that they are indeed interested and yet remain clueless for the most part.

How to Create a Rapid E-Learning Tab in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

A few years back, I was at a workshop where the PowerPoint team was showing some of the new features in the soon-to-be-released PowerPoint 2010. As they were talking about the features, one of them mentioned the ability to combine shapes to create your own.

Jay Cross - Untitled Article

Jay Cross

October 26, 2012, 12:26 p.m. THE JOURNAL REPORT: LEADERSHIP IN HUMAN RESOURCES. So Much Training, So Little to Show for It. An expert on corporate programs reveals why they often are a waste of time and money. In this lopsided Wall Street Journal article , a professor slams training for all the wrong reasons. For one thing, he disregards experiential learning on the job and seems to think that training always takes place away from the job.

3 Key Elements of eLearning Storytelling

B Online Learning

Everyone loves a good story. We are surrounded by stories in social media, movies, advertising and the news. People love to share anecdotes and jokes as a way to connect with each other. The best presenters use stories to capture the audience’s attention at the start. What about eLearning designers? Do we need to be [.]. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development adult learning principles eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course storyline

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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?