Sat.Jan 21, 2012 - Fri.Jan 27, 2012

Prototyping in eLearning

Upside Learning

Over the years, you have probably noticed that the typically linear eLearning development process has undergone some changes.

TechKnowledge 2012 Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are my slides from the TechKnowledge 2012 presentation “What Research Tells us about 3D Avatars, Storytelling and Serious games for Learning and Changing Behavior” plus videos and other links that go into more detail based on the topics I discussed. Kapp's ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 Presentation. View more presentations from Karl Kapp. Here is a video explaining how the video game America’s Army taught Paxton Galvanek enough medical skills to save a life.

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Does Mobile + Social + Games = Learning? Help us find out

Bottom-Line Performance

Yes, we’re all hearing the buzz. The holy grail of learning is shifting to games/gamification, mobile, and social.

How to Create a Learning Journal to Go with Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

In an earlier post we looked at how to combine elearning with an on-the-job mentoring program. I received a lot of questions about the learning journal.

2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

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At The Water Cooler of Learning

Marcia Conner

We have become obsessed with formal learning in the workplace. In our zeal to learn, we have transferred the formal model of learning into the collective mind of our corporations. Even e-learning is simply less-expensive formal learning at a distance.

Adobe Captivate: A Font Frenzy

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I received the following from fellow Captivate developer  Johan Van Eeden. It seems Johan ran into some nasty font issues on his computer that totally derailed Captivate. He found a solution and shares it below. Hi Kevin, I recently sent you some information about a Captivate problem that I experienced:  Soon after the green Captivate splash screen appears, the program freezes. 

iBooks Author: Any relevance for learning in the workplace?

Clive on Learning

As I've just returned from a week walking in the sunshine of Almeria, I'm probably the last to comment on Apple's announcement of it's publishing platform for multimedia text books on the iPad. If you missed it, see iBook Author here. Let's be absolutely clear, there is nothing whatsoever new about the idea of interactive multimedia books.

Stuart Crabb of Facebook #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

My live notes from the general session at ASTD TK12 on Thursday. Humans have been collaborating since the dawn of time. Facebook didn’t invent that, just created a great tool. What does it mean to be social? It’s not new. Cave drawings from 32,000 BC – telling a story, sharing with those around them). We’ve been doing social networking for millions of years. (He’s He’s using Facebook timeline to tell the story). Middle ages the Guttenberg Press – huge advance in mass communication.

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.

Tom Kuhlmann and the E-Learning Heroes Roadshow Comes to Portland

OpenSesame

Big news! OpenSesame is thrilled to welcome Tom Kuhlmann and the E-Learning Heroes Roadshow to Portland on Thursday, April 5. . Learn from the master and you too can be an elearning hero!

Infographic: The Staggering Cost of a Bad Hire

Mindflash

Your company is growing rapidly, and you’re desperately looking to fill in the gaps as quickly as possbile. However, putting the wrong people in those positions could ultimately end up costing even more.

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A new methaphor for e-Learning

Challenge to Learn

I’m convinced that we have to find a new metaphor for e-Learning in order to bring e-Learning to the next level. The old book-metaphor with chapters and pages is well suited for linear courses, but it doesn’t work for more flexible individual approaches of e-Learning.

Learning with people, not technology

Jay Cross

This morning I revisited the delightful story of how people learn to do their jobs at New Seasons Market , a chain of nine natural food stores in Portland, Oregon. New Seasons exemplifies taking a non-training alternative to workplace learning.

3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.

Digital Learning Content: A Designer's Guide

Clive on Learning

This week sees the release of my new book, Digital Learning Content: A Designer's Guide. The book is for anyone with an interest in helping others to learn. You may be a teacher, trainer, lecturer or coach. You may be a subject expert with knowledge you want to share or an experienced practitioner who wants to pass on their tips. You may already be a creator of learning content, looking to update their skills.

Border crossings

Learning with e's

As ever, the Learning without Frontiers conference and festival was a rallying point for those who are at the forefront of innovation in education.

Learner Experience Design with Julie Dirksen #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from Julie Dirksen’s Friday session. Julie wrote the book: Design for How People Learn. www.useablelearning.com Learner experience design: overlap between user experience design (uxd) and instructional design User experience design – how Amazon makes sure that customers can buy a book. – as long as someone can get to the end of the process, it’s a success.

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Part 3 of Interview with Virtual Worlds 3D Pioneer Randy Hinrichs

Kapp Notes

Here is part three of my interview with Randy Hinrich. It was a great interview and invaluable insights. Here is part one of the interview: part one of the interview here. Here is part two. Here is a link to his fascinating book about 3D virtual worlds that you should really check out. Kapp: What do you see as the obstacles to widespread adoption of virtual worlds for learning?

How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

Will tablets diverge?

Clark Quinn

After my post trying to characterize the differences between tablets and mobile, Amit Garg similarly posted that tablets are different. He concludes that “a conscious decision should be made when designing tablet learning (t-learning) solutions”, and goes further to suggest that converting elearning or mlearning directly may not make the most sense. I agree. As I’ve suggested, I think the tablet’s not the same as a mobile phone.

Two Examples of how Brands are still not Joining the Social Media Conversation

mLearning Revolution

A couple of years ago, whenever someone did a presentation on Social Media, most likely the last slide in the presentation would read ‘Join the Conversation.”.

Evolving Training Into the Perfect Hole

Living in Learning

Deployment gets you to the end-of-training celebration party and the three-bite shrimp, the balloons, the creepy clowns, and the face painting. A frightfully high percentage of system knowledge packed into the heads and hearts of learners evaporates [unreinforced knowledge retention loss] almost before all the confetti is swept up from the gala celebration.

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Time is speeding up

Jay Cross

The metronome that measures the pace of human progress ticks ever faster. More happens in one of your seconds at work than in one of your grandfather’s hours. You can feel it, can’t you? People and organizations around the globe are linking into a single vast network.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.

Sharing Failure

Clark Quinn

I’ve earlier talked about the importance of failure in learning, and now it’s revealed that Apple’s leadership development program plays that up in a big way. There are risks in sharing, and rewards. And ways to do it better and worse. In an article in Macrumors (obviously, an Apple info site), they detail part of Adam Lashinsky’s new Inside Apple book that reports on Apple executive development program.

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Shining At #26 On The Top 100 Highest Ranking Websites In Learning Technology List

Upside Learning

One of the prime forces that drove us to release a new version of the website (back in 2010) was enabling visitors make the most of their time spent on our website. And as such, our website has reflected information that is accurate and to the point.

Case Study: Engaging Learners in the Synchronous Distance Environment by Kim Bahr and Irene Boland

Learning Solutions Magazine

To accomplish more with fewer resources, many organizations are turning from costly traditional face-to-face (F2F) training to alternate methods, such as self-paced eLearning and distance learning.

No place like dome

Learning with e's

The dome village created by Graham Brown-Martin and his Learning without Frontiers team - at Olympia in London this week - seems to have been a great hit for many delegates.

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.