Sat.Sep 29, 2012 - Fri.Oct 05, 2012

PowerPoint: Create an Infographic

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  If you need to create an Infographic, there are better programs than PowerPoint that you could use. Photoshop would be a good choice, or maybe Fireworks. That being said, PowerPoint is likely on your office computer right now.

A Conversation with Michael Allen–ADDIE, SAM & the Future of ID

Kapp Notes

For those of you who may not know, Michael W. Allen is a leader in the field of design, developing and delivering online instruction.


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The Future Of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Last week Amit and I made a small presentation to the Mobile Learning MOOC (MobiMOOC) about the possibilities in the future of mobile learning.

Think Multiscreen (vs. iPad-only) when developing an mLearning Strategy

mLearning Revolution

One thing I stress in my mLearning workshops is the fact that having an iPad-only strategy for Learning is not a thorough mLearning Strategy.

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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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The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed

Jane Hart

This year’s Top 100 Tools for Learning list (the 6th Annual Survey) has been compiled from the votes of 582 learning professionals worldwide – 55% working in education, 45% working in non-educational organizations.

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman about Learning on Demand: Part Two

Kapp Notes

Here is part two of a great discussion with Reuben Tozman about his book, Learning On Demand. If you missed the first part check it out here. KK: How do you think “Big Data” is going to impact the learning and development field?

Adobe Captivate 6: Scalable HTML Content

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I've published a ton of eLearning lesson using Adobe Captivate, and I have seen the Publish dialog box more times than I can count. Sometimes I get tunnel vision when working in a tool I've used for so long and often fail to notice when tiny little options are added to a dialog box. Take the  Scalable HTML content  check box for instance.


New directions in self-study e-learning: the return of scrolling

Clive on Learning

Earlier this week I wrote about the first of the new directions in self-study e-learning that I had noticed - the use of social interactions. Today I explore another - the use of scrolling pages to replace the slide to slide mechanism that dominates so much e-learning.

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.

Nuts and Bolts: Assessing the Value of Online Interactions by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

There is no magic formula for assessing the value of social interactions; no formula like “two hours on LinkedIn + four comments in groups = tangible outcomes for the organization.” So how do you know time spent using social media isn’t wasted? Jane has some ideas you can use.

Resources: Keynote Address to #SPBT Medical Device Summit

Kapp Notes

Met some wonderful people and had a great time at the inaugural SPBT event The medical Device and Diagnostic Trainers Summit. The presentation was a great deal of fun. We played “Fact or Fishy” which resulted in a tie between team A and Team B. We had a wonderful tour of Princeton (lot of smart people used to live and still live in the area) and we had a delicious dinner. Here is a copy of my slides from the presentation.

Writing Multiple Choice Questions For Higher Order Thinking

The eLearning Coach

Write astounding multiple-choice questions. See examples here. Post from: The eLearning Coach Writing Multiple Choice Questions For Higher Order Thinking. eLearning Design

Thank you voters! Epignosis eFront LMS Won the Best of ELearning! Award


ELearning! Media Group Awarded Epignosis for Best Open Source Solution. We’re very happy to announce that Epignosis eFront won the Best of Elearning!

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.

Defining Social Learning

Marcia Conner

Two years after we published The New Social Learning , I still hear people say “there is no definition” or worse yet, defining it in truly silly ways.

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman about Learning on Demand: Part One

Kapp Notes

I seem to be hanging out with a lot of writers these days. I recently had a chance to catch up with Reuben Tozman and ask him a few questions about his new book published through ASTD. This is part one of the interview, I’ll post part two tomorrow.

Designing Content for Multiple Mobile Devices by Michelle Lentz and Brandon Carson

Learning Solutions Magazine

In the BYOD (bring your own device) world, users expect mobile learning to work—all the time, every time—on whatever device they are holding. To meet this challenge, it is more important to focus on the user first and then on the technology.

How Do You Get Leaders to Change?

CLO Magazine

Emphasizing dialogue, data, respect and patience can make change happen. Change is hard. The brain is wired to detect any change in the environment as a threat. It takes an enormous amount of intention, focus, attention, patience and persistence to make a decision to change and then follow through. Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight or break an old habit, which is pretty much everyone, likely has experienced this.

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.

Easily Create eLearning Games and Interactions

eLearning Brothers

The Interaction Builder is online software that quickly creates Flash games and interactions that are easily imported into your rapid eLearning authoring tool. Building interactions is easy. Create everything online and then download a file to insert into your course. No programming skills needed.

5 Ways to Use Goal-Based Learning

Rob Hubbard

by Tess Robinson. Director, L earningAge Solutions). So goal-based learning sounds great but what can you use it for? And how can technology augment this way of learning? Performance support. Learning shouldn’t stop when a learner leaves the classroom.

TalentLMS is NOT in BETA anymore


After several months of Beta testing and refining, TalentLMS has been officially released today, October 5 th. This is just the first of many steps towards building the best learning tool for small organizations.

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Keep juggling

Learning with e's

How many balls can you keep in the air at one time? One of the most interesting stands at the World of Learning Exhibition and Conference in Birmingham this week was the Blue Beetle Training stand, which among other rolling performances featured a 10 minute tuition on three ball juggling.

Facilitate Enterprise ROI Through Learning Digitalization

There are two types of costs related to training. For the purposes of this paper, they are categorized as “overt” and “covert” costs. Like their names imply, overt costs are the hard costs associated with the application implementation usually identified and accrued at the project-level and may be capitalized; covert costs are the hidden operating costs that are not listed in the project budgets, but cause a significant impact to the business.

5 Major Trends in Corporate Training


The tense job market and rocky economy is driving rapid change in the corporate training sector. It’s not good enough to boost employee productivity - you have to develop satisfied employees to improve retention and keep your training investment in-house. Right Enterprise

The Role of Content Curator in Workplace Learning

e-Learning Academy

Last week I wrote about content management and content access for on-demand learning, as described by Mark Vickers of Bersin and Associated. As a subset of this, I’d like to raise the role of content curator in workplace learning. Who is a content curator? A good content curator is someone who: Is keeny interested in a [.]. Performance support tools Workplace learning

This Week on #TalkTech: Mobile Learning Strategy, #EdTech apps for iPhone and ROI of #TinCanAPI

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We’re never at a loss for new tech news, apps, and interesting blogs to explore in our weekly chats.

Questions, questions

Learning with e's

All friend of mine recently told me that his child's school has complained to him about his son. It seems his son has been asking too many questions, and it's interfering with the running of the class. The young lad keeps asking why he has to do certain tasks in the lessons.

10 Tips for Selecting an LMS for New Learning Experiences

The right Learning Management System (LMS) can help you provide the new learning experiences - mobile, social and microlearning - needed to increase engagement with your learning programmes. Here are 10 tips to help you select an LMS to provide your learners with new learning experiences.