Sat.Jan 19, 2013 - Fri.Jan 25, 2013

eLearning: Copyright Caboodle

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Copyright in the eLearning biz can get confusing. Can you use that awesome image you found on Google in your eLearning course? What if it's just for internal view? What if you're going to sell it? What if it's for a paying client to use internally?

Testing Games vs. Teaching Games

Kapp Notes

There is an important difference between games that teach a learner how to do something and games that test what a learner already knows. Too often those two types of games are confused and an instructional designer or other person places the wrong type of game into the curriculum.

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Learning Trends, Technologies, and Opportunities – New White Paper by Sharon Boller

Bottom-Line Performance

Sharon Boller , President of Bottom-Line Performance, has authored a new white paper: “Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities.”

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20 Most Popular Learning Management Systems [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

In recent years, one thing has become abundantly clear: the learning management system market is growing by leaps and bounds. I remember the days when the only viable LMS was Blackboard – and the cost for implementation was somewhere to the tune of $25,000.

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

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How Mobile Devices are Influencing User Interface Design

Absorb LMS

“Dear Doctor, I’m concerned about Stanley. He has developed an unusual growth between his left thumb and index finger. The growth is the size of an average hardcover book, yet thinner. One side is silver and emblazoned with the image of an apple. The other glows with an iridescent light.

Moving from Training to Performance Support

Ontuitive

Activities, resources and assessments - your flexible friends

Clive on Learning

I'm currently working with a client that is looking to assemble a curriculum of learning modules for thousands of NGO personnel working in developing countries across the world. These modules are just one element in a wider learning architecture that looks to develop a range of core competences through a variety of means - experiential, on-demand, non-formal and formal.

The moot point of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Some people are head-over-heels in love with MOOCs. Or perhaps more accurately, the idea of MOOCs. They believe the new paradigm will democratise – and even revolutionise – education. Others, however, consider MOOCs a passing fad, an unsustainable business model, yet another a buzzword destined for the scrapheap like so many before it. I happen to stand somewhere in the middle.

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.

How Mobile Devices are Influencing User Interface Design

Absorb LMS

“Dear Doctor, I’m concerned about Stanley. He has developed an unusual growth between his left thumb and index finger. The growth is the size of an average hardcover book, yet thinner. One side is silver and emblazoned with the image of an apple. The other glows with an iridescent light.

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Learning at the Water Cooler and Everyplace Else

KnowledgeStar

I cannot believe how duped we've been to think of learning as an event. It is artifact of the Industrial Revolution and a terrible conceit on the part of the educational institutions we developed. Learning starts BEFORE we are born and (for all we actually know) continues AFTER we are dead. We are in a very real sense Continuous Learning Organisms. Continuous Learning Education Learning

So…How Do You Build eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

Now that we have thought about what we can do with our existing courseware let’s think about building some new eLearning and what’s all the fuss about HTML5. Not surprisingly, there is a plethora of rapid authoring tools available today that do this.

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Adobe RoboHelp 10: Ping the LNG

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I received the following email from a RoboHelp developer: "Hi Kevin, I've been developing user assistance in RoboHelp for many years and that means converting the sites every time I get the latest version of RoboHelp. 

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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.

E-Learning Authoring Tool Comparison

E-learning Uncovered

We get lots of questions about our opinion on the major e-learning authoring tools. A while back, I did a comparison grid to help outline the key differences. There have been a lot of changes to the authoring tool landscape in the last 12 months, so I thought I’d update it. .

Improve eLearning By Pulling These Five Levers

The eLearning Coach

Pull these levers a bit more with every new course. Post from: The eLearning Coach Improve eLearning By Pulling These Five Levers. Instructional Design

Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

Since its launch, back in April 2010, Apple has sold more than 100 million iPads – a mind boggling quantity unmatched and way ahead of any other device manufacturer. It literally revolutionised the ‘hand held’ mobile, tablet market across the world.

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Mobile Performance Support (PS): There's an App for That!

Ontuitive

These days it seems we don't go anywhere without a mobile connection of some kind. Smartphones and now tablets are just part of our daily existence, allowing us to stay connected wherever we are. No one who’s seriously gone mobile should be surprised to hear that the mobile workforce is growing. It’s huge! A recent IDC report says that this year, the number of mobile workers will total 1.3 billion around the world-- an impressive 37.2% of the workforce. This is just the beginning

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

The Future of Workplace Training

The Peformance Improvement

Paul Matthews, in a blog post titled, “The future of training is not training,” argues that workplace training needs to be about building capability not delivering courses. He writes: Many people in training seldom stop to think why they are doing the training. The logistics and hassles of keeping the training department running are sufficient to fill up their days and obscure the real purpose.

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The role of the L&D function IS changing.

Jane Hart

A recent press release about Bersin by Deloitte’s new industry study, The Corporate LearningFactbook® 2013: Benchmarks, Trends, and Analysis of the U.S. Training Market included the following finding from the study. “ The L&D footprint continues to shrink.

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Flipping Over Teaching and Learning with Technology

Visual Lounge

Guest post by Steve Salik, Ph.D. Over the past three years or so, screencasting and lecture capture technology have become a hot topic in education. While the technology itself isn’t new, the discussion about how these technologies can improve teaching and learning has taken on a new urgency.

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Adobe Captivate 6: Customize the Date Variable with a Little Interpretation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Lori Smith  I was recently asked by a fellow Captivate developer if it was possible to show the date on a Captivate slide. My answer was a quick yes. use the  cpInfoCurrentDateString  variable within a text caption.

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.

Supporting Critical Thinking in eLearning by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Elearning design (and many authoring tools) may often support rote learning, recall of information, and acquisition of discrete skills, but not use of the information or skills to solve difficult problems, evaluate ideas, or settle arguments.

How to Twitter: the infographic

Jane Hart

Just found this! Good summary of twitter for those yet to explore it. Source: Uploaded by user via David on Pinterest. Twitter

Life in the UK

ProProfs

The Life in the UK test is taken by migrants wanting to settle permanently in the UK who already speak English to a sufficient standard ? and meet our stricter rules for permanent migration. Candidates taking the test must get 75% of the

I have finally done it.

ID Reflections

I have finally done it. After months of soul-searching, rationalizing and deploying all other tactics we humans typically do when we don't want to take a decision, I have finally done it. Taken the decision to leave ThoughtWorks. My fellow ThoughtWorkers will know why this took me months and why it's perhaps one of the toughest decisions I have ever taken. But this post is for those who don't know ThoughtWorks.

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The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

Can you explain the “Fiscal Cliff Crisis” to an Eight-year old?

Vignettes Learning

The title of this article is a challenge to educators on how to turn complex financial subjects into simple understandable lessons. Finance matters are very important in current real life situations as America continues to thread the tightrope of its economic problems.

e-learning in 6 seconds!

Jane Hart

That sounds about right! Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way and share on Twitter. Available for iPhone and iPod touch. You can download it here. This short video from The Verge explains more about the app and how to create a Vine. Social learning

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Old -> New

Clark Quinn

My ITA Colleague Jay Cross had a hangout over the weekend and the conversation rolled around to the role of L&D in the new era (related to yesterday’s post ). I’ve previously addressed how we can now be using tech for more of the full suite of performance, but it occurred to me that there are some ways we could and should be thinking differently about the ways in which performance can be supported.