Sat.Oct 29, 2011 - Fri.Nov 04, 2011

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Lowering the Size of Published SWFs

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. I often hear from Captivate developers who are required to output smaller and smaller SWFs, while making their lessons more and more interactive. Fortunately, adding interactivity to a lesson does not negatively impact the size of the published SWF.

LMS: Build Vs Buy – A Decision Paradigm

Upside Learning

Many times I come across this typical dilemma my clients face and deliberate upon – should they try to custom build an LMS or buy an off-the-shelf LMS and customize it?

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Ethan Edwards: 5 Most Important Analysis Questions You’ll Ever Ask #devlearn

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes with session with Ethan Edwards of Allen Interactions (www.alleninteractions.com). Same issues we’re dealing with in elearning today that we were dealing with 30 years ago. Better elearning, better processes! ADDIE…we’ve heard of it, is it iterative? Regardless of what you do – you need analysis/backgrounding. Challenges of design for elearning: instruction must stand on its own can’t be adjusted or fixed on the fly (when we teach classroom…”let’s skip these pages.”

Koulopoulos Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

The afternoon keynote at DevLearn was an energizing and insightful visitation of innovation and the future by Thom Koulopolous. social strategy

2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

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Rick Raymer: Applying Game Design Principles to elearning #devlearn

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from Rick Raymer’s (@trickylearning) session at DevLearn November 2, 2011 in Las Vegas. I arrived a bit late…my apologies! Rewards need to evoke emotion. wanting + liking = rewarding Rick heard Medina speak at Learning Solutions – where in our brains do we learn? Got him wondering, do wanting and liking occur in two separate places in the brain? Turns out they do live in separate places, which could help explain addiction. Wanting and liking are NOT the same thing.

Michio Kaku Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Michio Kaku keynoted the DevLearn keynote today. With his signature phrase,”in the future…”, he covered new techs and made tentative connections to learning. technology

Anatomy of an Outstanding Résumé

Mindflash

You’re well educated and you have great experience in the workplace, but landing a job is proving far more difficult than you imagined. Perhaps it’s time to step up to the plate and hit your résumé out of the park.

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Storyline and ZebraZapps: seriously powerful, seriously simple

Clive on Learning

Here at DevLearn 2011 in Las Vegas I've got authoring tools on my mind. Because I have been able to take a look at two new tools today, which I'm sure are going to have a major impact. The have one thing in common and lots of differences. First up is Storyline from Articulate. What I saw was still in beta and with no definite launch date, but it looked in good shape to me and so it's probably only a few months away.

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.

Steve Rosenbaum – Curation Nation - #devlearn keynote

Learning Visions

These are my live notes from DevLearn November 4, 2011 in Las Vegas. Steve Rosenbaum (@magnify) author of Curation Nation ( www.magnify.net , [link] ) The world is changing fast. Curation is a good news/bad news thing. The cloud – sounds so fluffy and nice. It’s being presented as an awesome, good thing. But clouds are often gray and scary – storm clouds! Look at what we’re trying to managing in our personal lives – it’s similar with our data lives!

Sage at the Side

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, I wrote an article (PDF) talking about how we might go beyond our current ‘apart’ learning experiences.

Teach on the Beach

Kapp Notes

Here are my slides and relevant resources from my Boca Raton FL for the wonderful people at Grace Hill. Had a great time. Walked on the beach in the morning and presented Gadgets, Games and Gizmos right before lunch. Hope you find these resources helpful.

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Here’s Why Slide Count is Irrelevant to Your E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

I get a lot of questions about number of slides or screen count per hour of instruction. My answer is that screen count is usually irrelevant. Let me explain. First, to the elearner screen count means nothing.

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.

The eLearning Bible- Part II- eLearning by Design by William Horton

Web Courseworks

I just got my copy of Bill Horton’s second edition of E-learning by Design. Really, there is so much new material in this book that the publisher should have given it a new title. Disclaimer: Bill and I are friends. However, as he will attest to, I enjoy being intellectually critical of his work. A [.]. eLearning Bill Horton book review books design elearning instructional design Jon Aleckson

Michio Kaku #devlearn opening keynote

Learning Visions

These are my live notes from today’s devlearn keynote. Forgive typos and omissions! Michio Kaku: author of Physics of the Future. link] (co-founder of string theory, a physicist) Today – a guided tour on the future of the elearning process. An authoritative look into the future (he says, while making making jokes about our abilities to predict the future). Education hasn’t changed much in 2000 years. Automation has reduced everything in price – except education.

10 Types Of Writing For eLearning

The eLearning Coach

How many types of writing can one instructional designer master? At least 10! Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Types Of Writing For eLearning. eLearning Design Storyboarding

How Much Does Informal Learning Actually Cost?

Social Learning

Current research indicates that 20% of learning is formal and 80% is informal, yet 80% of training budgets are spent on formal learning and only 20% on informal learning.

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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.

20th Century flops?

Learning with e's

I have just recorded an interview for my local TV station Westcountry Television.

Trickle Down Education: Taking Graduate Level Work to Sixth Graders

Kapp Notes

Yesterday, I spent the entire day with 6th graders. It was wonderful.

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DevLearn 2011 Takeaways & Reflection

Jay Cross

Harold, Jane, Charles, Clark, and I led a session this morning that recapped people’s DevLearn experience. We used a minute of silence to clear our heads of the noise of overstimulation. Then we focused on how what we’d learned in the last few days would change our behavior.

Dev Corner - Installing Hubot on Heroku

Visual Lounge

Here at TechSmith, lots of our teams like to use Campfire to collaborate. We've built a few homegrown bots for things like announcing check ins and daily Dilbert comics, but we never took it to the level that GitHub did. When they released Hubot, we jumped at the chance to start using it ourselves.

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.

Connected educators

Learning with e's

Are you a connected educator? Are you a teacher who has managed to harness the power of social media to connect with peers and experts around the globe? Coming hand in hand with these connections is a whole new culture of learning and teaching.

Employee Engagement: What to Make of Survey Findings

The Peformance Improvement

In reference to a recent Gallup survey of employee engagement that shows that 71% of employees are not engaged in their work, Wally Bock, in his Three Star Leadership Blog , offers these provocative observations: After a full decade of high-priced experts and "engagement partners" laboring away, engagement scores have not changed significantly.

In Tough Times There’s Increased Commitment To Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

I stumbled on the ASTD State of The Industry Report 2011 yesterday – find it here. The title proudly claims “Increased Commitment to Workplace Learning” and that is indeed heartening to see.

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Morning Buzz with Charles Jennings #DevLearn

Learning Visions

Charles Jennings leading a morning buzz session at #devlearn – talking about learning management. Also in the house: Harold Jarche and Jay Cross. Don’t start with a training needs analysis (TNA) – start with performance analysis. Ask: what are they doing now? what do you expect them to do? what’s the impact if they do this? what’s the impact if there’s no change? Training people need to start acting like performance consultants. Many banks are replacing people with technology.

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

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