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Integrate Raptivity with Adobe Captivate


We have earlier showcased in one of our blogs how Raptivity integrates best with the various versions of Adobe Captivate under various scenarios. This blog will shell light on the step by step process of integration with the help a [.]. Authoring Tool Videos adobe captivate authoring tools integration of raptivity Jigsaw puzzle video clip

Social Media Revolution 2013: the video

Jane Hart

I’ve just noticed that Erik Qualman updated his video on the Social Media Revolution in November 2012. This one is number 4 in the series – for 2013. YouTube

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Free E-Learning Podcast 30: Tips for Producing Video for Organisational Learning

e-Learning Academy

Podcast 30 is the second of a series of three videos exploring the role of video in organisational learning. In this video we explore video design for four kinds of video – conceptual, procedural, expertise and recordings. Why not down this free training resource from iTunes.

An Organisational Perspective to Managing Change in Learning: Part 2

Connect Thinking

Last month I wrote a big picture perspective on managing change when introducing technology (e-learning) into a learning strategy (see Part 1 ). Today is the second of 5 posts on this topic.

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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eFront 3.6.12 just released


What better time for new toys if not Christmas! Today we would like to announce a new version of eFront.

Social Media in 2012: Month by Month

Jane Hart

This infographic takes a look at what happened in social media in 2012, from The SEO Company. The State of Social Media 2012 by The SEO Company. Social learning

A Look at Learning’s Future

CLO Magazine

A slow but steady economic recovery is driving optimism toward learning investments. Firm spending on learning and development has been volatile since 2008, declining and recovering in reaction to the global financial crisis and its abatement.

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Gear Up for Mobile Learning


Mobile is everywhere. We all know this intuitively as we walk down the street or at the mall or at the airport, and observe people looking down at their mobile devices. Mobile stats are staggering.

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.

Managing to Outcomes in Nonprofit Sector

The Peformance Improvement

This is the traditional time to reflect on trends observed during the past year. One major trend I have observed is performance management of nonprofit organizations. Actually, this is an accelerating trend that got its impetus from Peter Drucker decades ago.

I'm dreaming of a White laptop.

Learning with e's

Me with Keith in 2009. or any colour really. It doesn't matter that much, as long as it does the job. My old laptop Keith (named after a Rolling Stone - he's very old and has seen better days, falling to pieces, but is still just about functioning), is just about to pop his clogs I fear.

2012: That was the year that was

Jane Hart

In the first of two reviews of 2012, here are the 10 most popular posts on my own blog this year – based on viewing stats, tweets and FB likes. Shown in order of popularity, with the most popular first. 1 - The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed.

2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0

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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.

2013 is the Year of the WordPress LMS


Merry Christmas! I hope that everyone is having a relaxing time with their friends and family this holiday. I am resting myself, but couldn’t keep my thoughts away from the LearnDash WordPress LMS plugin for very long – so here I am! (I

Exploiting The Link Between Employee Development & Customer Engagement

Performance Learning Productivity

This post is adapted from a commentary written for the Spark Interactive / ClerkWell 2012 Digital Customer Experience Report – an annual industry report that focuses on customer engagement and how businesses are using digital means to build closer relationships and interact with their consumers. You can download the report from the Spark Interactive website. It contains excellent data and

Happy Holidays!

Jane Hart

Happy Holidays / Happy Christmas. to all my readers. from Jane. Social learning

Blogs I follow religiously

Jay Cross

Adaptive Path. Andy McAfee. Charles Jennings. Clark Quinn. Dan Pontefract. Dave Gray. Dave Snowden. David Gurteen. David Weinberger. Dawn of Learning. Dion Hinchcliffe. Doc Searls. Donald Clark Plan B. Eide Neurolearning. Ellen Wagner. Euen Semple. George Siemens. Harold Jarche.

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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!

Toolkit: The Tumultuous Year in Review by Joe Ganci

Learning Solutions Magazine

What happened this year? Historians will see 2012 as the tipping point for eLearning tools. Joe reviews the past 366 days (goodbye, leap year) and the highlights in the world of design and development software. Design & Development Tools Design Strategies Development Strategies Emerging Topics

Happy Holidays! A Gift from TechSmith

Visual Lounge

This month, we encourage you to get festive with lots of free, holiday inspired extras made to help you spice up your captures and recordings! For our Snagit users. Check out the snazzy Holiday stamp sets we’ve created for you this month!

Tuition Assistance’s ‘Fiscal Cliff’

CLO Magazine

If the U.S. economy heads off the so-called fiscal cliff, how will tuition assistance programs be affected? As the U.S. economy stands at the brink of a “fiscal cliff” — a combination of tax increases and spending cuts by the federal government set to take effect Jan.1 unless a deal is worked out before then — the way corporate tuition assistance programs are taxed also hangs in the balance. If the Budget Control Act of 2011 is allowed to go into effect Jan.

10 most popular posts of 2012

Jay Cross

Google Analytics tells me these are 2012′s greatest hits on Dan Pink’s new book. Dan Pink has written another best seller. The book won’t be released until December 31 but is already in its third printing.) The U.S. Government reports that one worker in eight is a sales person.

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.

Learning Resolutions: Addressing the Freelancer's Dilemma


My resolutions for 2012 are all linked to the tension a freelancer always has – the tension between billable work and non-billable skills development, research, and changing (successful) behaviour patterns. It can be summed up by the phrase: “I want to find more ways to…” Right Learning Resolutions

ProProfs in Business Rockstars on e-learning


ProProfs CEO Sameer Bhatia was invited by Ken Rutkowski of Business Rockstars , a weekly talk show on KWFB, Talk 980 about start-ups & entrepreneurship. They discussed e-learning and how ProProfs helps companies as well as educational institutions to build and test knowledge.

Study: 2013 U.S. Job Forecast Better, But Still Cautious

CLO Magazine

While the number of employers who are adding headcount is trending up from 2012, so is the number planning to reduce staffs, according to a new study. Chicago — Dec. 27 Next year is expected to usher in more jobs, but U.S. employers will continue to play it safe, according to CareerBuilder's annual hiring forecast. Twenty-six percent of hiring managers plan to add full-time, permanent employees in 2013, up three percentage points over 2012.

MOOC on complexity

Jay Cross

I just signed up for Santa Fe Institute’s free, 11-week MOOC on Introduction to Complexity. Join me. Just Jay

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.

Learning Resolutions: Thinking Big in 2013


Sometimes we forget: eLearning is a broad concept, not just courses delivered on a computer. As I frame my resolutions for 2013, I''m reminding myself to keep thinking broadly about what defines our profession. Right Learning Resolutions

ProProfs launches online survey software


We are proud to announce the launch of our online survey software , using which you can create and administer your own surveys. Our new product has been receiving raving reviews from the press. Be’coz it’s got awesome features!!!

10 Tips For a Freelancer’s Guide to Budgeting


Posted in FREELANCE I’m a freelancer. Not to be confused with a freeloader. I quit my corporate job after 15 years – on purpose. I now run my own business out of my home. The thing with running your own business in the world of freelancing is a having a solid budget that involves concentration and a consistent [.]. FREELANCE budget