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

Trickle Down Education: Taking Graduate Level Work to Sixth Graders

Kapp Notes

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

PowerPoint 2010: Creating a Spinning Animation

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ George. Have you ever tried to use PowerPoint to create a spinning animation (such as the ticking hands of a clock)? If so, you may have gotten frustrated and quit because the most logical animation to use--the spin animation--spins objects from their center axes.

Constraints that Affect Design

Bottom-Line Performance

(We have created an 8-part comprehensive report containing a series of one-to-two page “briefs” regarding learning game design. This is part 6: Constraints that Affect Design. If you would like to see the white paper in its entirety, check out the Learning Briefs section on our website.).

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G-Cube Wins Deloitte Tech Fast 50 India Award Third Year in a Row

G-Cube

It gives me great pride to announce that G-Cube has won Deloitte’s Tech Fast 50 India award third year in a row. This award recognizes 50 fastest growing companies in revenue terms in a region.

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

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Don Bolen Agile Project Management for Elearning Dev #devlearn

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from DevLearn in Las Vegas, November 3 2011. Agile tools, tips and techniques to use for building your elearning. There is no agile project management police – you can mix and match and do what works in your environment.

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Slide in Text with Lectora

Integrated Learnings

by Jonathan Shoaf. There is not much worse than static text in online learning. Learners go online to get immersed and engaged. They pick up a book to read text. So I try to be careful about how I use text when I am developing a course. I like text to be timely, simple, and sparse.

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

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It’s Already Really Happening! The Interactive Bio-Book

KnowledgeStar

Found this article on Fast Company. Since Education has completely intersected with Technology, it’s not a surprise anymore to find education-related material in technology-oriented magazines. This is SO amazing that when you start to read back in these posts and look at the inevitable way forward you will be blown away by the possibilities. I’m [.]. Education elearning Learning Social Learning

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Over-engineered for information transfer, under-engineered for learning

Clive on Learning

I've seen some really good examples of self-study e-learning in the past few weeks. First when I sat in for a day judging for The E-Learning Awards and second during the Demo Fest at DevLearn 2011 here in Las Vegas. These were programmes that delivered on the promise. They tackled a topic that for which e-learning was an appropriate solution and they didn't compromise in making sure that there was a successful learning outcome for the learner.

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?

Extended Enterprise Systems – Halloween Edition

eLearning 24-7

Truth be told, nowadays there are a lot of LMSs out there that are pitching themselves as an “extended enterprise” Perhaps they sell in the retail space or channel partners, but when you really drill down, what you see isn’t truly what you want to get. It reminds me of those horror movies you go and see. You hear about how scary they are and how you will be scream in fear. You sit down, nervously excited. Popcorn in hand, drink in another. The film starts – you tremble.

Me-pod, You-pod, Everybody iPod

KnowledgeStar

Are iPads on their way to replacing computers in K-12 schools? It sure looks that way. A recent survey of district tech directors found that all were testing or deploying tablet devices—and they expect them to outnumber computers by 2016. If you have kids in the K-12 grades better get ahead of this curve to help them succeed. Education elearning K-12 Education Learning Social Learning

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

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.

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.

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Devlearn conference day 2: curation

Challenge to Learn

I started with a morning buzz session with Jay Cross. He told us how he deals with the information overload that is flooding all of us. The message is simple. You go from push to pull, with RSS feeds you pull information in instead for searching it on the web. The second step is that he uses software ( Aggregage ) to store, organize and publish the information he pulls in. This way he creates a place where people can go to see his selection of information for certain topics.

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.”

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.

eLearning Cyclops: Heading to #DevLearn

eLearning Cyclops

I am very excited to be heading out to the DevLearn Conference and Expo this week. This is my first visit to the conference, but I have known of its reputation as a fantastic conference and enviously followed last year's back

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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DevLearn conference Day 1: a hectic day

Challenge to Learn

The actual start of the conference and what a day it turned out to be. It began early at 02.00. I woke up after just two hours of sleep (the jet lag hit me) and I was wide awake. At three I decided to go down to the casino with $100 in my pocket and I played black jack for half an hour. And it paid off. I’m not a gambler at all. It is my second time in Vegas and it was my second time in a casino. The previous time I won $1200, so it is Las Vegas 0 – Kasper 1700!

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!

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

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

How Much Does Informal Learning Actually Cost?

Dashe & Thomson

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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DevLearn day 0; an energizing day

Challenge to Learn

The pre conference day is almost over. Great day. This morning I registered for the conference and I got to meet some people from the guild that I worked with over the past few months, but never met in real live. And I received the conference bag with our logo on it, it looks great. After that I had an interview with Bill Brandon. He is the Managing Editor of the Learning Solutions e-Magazine at the eLearning Guild. He will publish his article in the magazine tomorrow.

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.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

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

About serial mastery and social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

One of my interest areas is the professionalisation process of professionals. How do you become a master, an expert, a thought leader? What are the best ways to learn individually and collectively? Shift- the future of work is already here An inspiring book in that context is ' The shift by Linda Gratton '- a must read book if you are interested in the future of work. She is a professor at the London Business School and describes in her book what work and the jobs of the future will look like.

Devlearn conference day -1 and 0

Challenge to Learn

I will (try to) blog about the conference every day. I arrived yesterday evening 18.30 local time after a 20 hour trip. The conference is in the Aria and we stay there too. It’s an incredible hotel/casino. I believe it has over 4000 rooms, countless restaurants and bars and it is huge. But most of all it is luxurious. It’s really incredible. It’s not just over the top, but way beyond that.