Sat.Oct 20, 2012 - Fri.Oct 26, 2012

Game Based Learning – Why Does it Work?

Bottom-Line Performance

This is the full text of a “scroll of knowledge” from the Knowledge Guru himself. He will be appearing in person at DevLearn to hand out scrolls and spread the word that game-based learning works. A Learning Brief by Sharon Boller.

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Interesting InfoGraphic, Do Educational Video Games Work?

Kapp Notes

I think this is an interesting depiction of video games in schools. From: OnlineCollegeCourses.com. Used under Creative Common Licence and with written permission. Games

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Transforming learning and development

Clive on Learning

In a series of posts on the Onlignment blog that has run throughout 2012, I have endeavoured to explain how transformation can take place in workplace learning and development. I started the series by setting out the need for transformation.

How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

The year 2012 will likely be remembered as the “ Get Off Your Butt ” year. In recent months, major studies have been published indicating that sitting for extended periods dramatically increases our risk of getting a wide range of diseases and significantly shortens our lives.

[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

Want to take your training data one step further? Download this eBook & learn how to demonstrate the full value of your program by combining traditional training metrics with the data in your CRM.

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121 Blogs About Learning

KnowledgeStar

Here’s my daily reading list from which I pick and chose every day. The represent the best minds in the area of learning and learning technology. Enjoy! Aaron Silvers Adventures in Corporate Education aLearning Allison Rossett Assets B Online Learning Blogger in Middle-earth Bottom-Line Performance Bozarthzone brave new org Brian Dusablon Challenge to Learn Clark [.]. Corporate Learning Education elearning instructional design Learning Learning Blogs Learning Technology

Theories for the digital age: Connectivism

Learning with e's

Learning in the industrialised world can now be contextualised within a largely technological landscape, where the use of digital media is assuming increasing importance.

For the sake of ‘Mobile’ I hope Microsoft Windows 8 and the Surface Tablet fall short

mLearning Revolution

(Image Credit) [link]. For the last few weeks, I have been reading and watching everything I can find on Microsoft’s Surface Tablet and Windows 8.

PowerPoint: Is SlideShark Dead in the Water? (Hint: Only Minnow-mally)

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  I've previously written about  presentation apps for iDevices. I didn't have a lot of luck in my pursuit of decent PowerPoint presentation tools, but I did have success with one: SlideShark. Since my previous article, SlideShark has made some updates to its app that I'd like to share. What is SlideShark? SlideShark is an app for iOS with an accompanying website.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

The year 2012 will likely be remembered as the “ Get Off Your Butt ” year. In recent months, major studies have been published indicating that sitting for extended periods dramatically increases our risk of getting a wide range of diseases and significantly shortens our lives.

Add High Level Engagement to Learning with Games

Raptivity

You can get your learners glued to courses when you challenge them with fun and exciting games. Learners of all age groups find game based learning much more engaging compared to other modes of learning. They are able to retain [.]. Community eLearning tools Flash Free webinar Gaming HTML5 Raptivity Evolve Whitepaper Fun with Raptivity Games games show webinar High Level Engagement Mine the gold Nadine Jeffers Register now

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Writer's block

Learning with e's

Anyone who writes regularly will tell you this: There are times when you struggle to write something worthwhile. or even anything at all.

Adobe Captivate 6: Scrolling Text in a Text Entry Box

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Text Entry Boxes (TEBs) allows your learners to type directly into your eLearning lesson. Personally, I think TEBs offer the highest level of interactivity you can add to a lesson without the need for advanced programming skills.

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.

Research for Practitioners: Nine Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

How much is too much when it comes to multimedia? How can you best use media other than text to support learning? This month, consider what research has taught us about the ability of the human mind to deal with attractive competition!

The Biggest Barrier to Leadership

CLO Magazine

Egos can create false pride and self-doubt. When managers are addicted to ego affliction, it erodes their effectiveness. No matter what position you’re in, you face the same stumbling block to effective leadership that everybody else does: the human ego. Ego-driven leaders have caused more business missteps than anyone can imagine. This problem begins when we “edge good out” and put ourselves in.

Learning with robots

Learning with e's

In a previous blog post I wrote about learning by making , and discussed the theory of constructionism, which holds that we learn through immersing ourselves in, and engaging with situations.

Why most compliance e-learning doesn’t actually work

Spicy Learning

Why do companies offer compulsory compliance training to their employees? To meet the company regulations that are in place. When staff training is approached in this way, many individuals may have reservations before they even begin, because ultimately, they do not have a choice in how their learning material is delivered. Let’s look at the bigger picture. I’ll take a simple example. In hospitality, employers have a duty to inform their staff about food and hygiene.

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.

Here Are the 3 Building Blocks for Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Many elearning courses are linear and not very interactive. Sometimes a linear course is the right solution. However, often linear is the default solution because of a lack of resources or because the developer isn’t quite sure how to get started with interactive content.

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The new kid on the block – TalentLMS

eFront

You may have already heard the rather exciting news that TalentLMS was released on Oct 5 th. Since then we’ve been bombarded with questions on how it’s different to eFront , how they complement eachother, what the benefits and features are, why you’d choose one over the other etc.

Good News: Most Employees View Development as Vital

CLO Magazine

Employees’ hunger for development gives CLOs an opportunity. The key is to drive deeper alignment between the needs of individual employees and the organization. Most employees view job training and career development as vital, according to a recent poll. An overwhelming 91 percent of workers said that job training and career development were among their top priorities, according to the poll by Lee Hecht Harrison, a career services and outplacement firm. Six percent called it a “duty.”

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E-Learning Zombie Edition – includes trends and duds

eLearning 24-7

I’ve been watching. Checking out the nooks and crannies. Looking into everything that is e-learning and I’ve seen a lot. Some great. Some bad and yes even a few that are downright frightening to the buyer. Social Learning Platform. Just last week, I saw the best social learning platform ever. Seriously, awesome. Best of all, even if you choose not to use it, the product is available to the public as a new social media site. From a social learning standpoint.

[eBook] Training for a Millennial Audience

Want to keep your training relevant for modern learners? Download this guide and learn key strategies to engage with Millennials in your customer training program.

The Importance of Personalized Learning – Part 1 of 3 – K12

Xyleme

Post Type: Blog post. Over the next weeks, I will be writing about personalized learning and how that applies to different learning populations. At first I’ll address K12 learning, then I’ll address how personalization affects a high-skill knowledge workforce, and a service workforce.

How Your Workplace Can Support Learning Transfer

The eLearning Coach

Find out how to promote transfer of learning with a supportive workplace. Post from: The eLearning Coach How Your Workplace Can Support Learning Transfer. Business

Linking Learning to the Bottom Line – Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum

Learning Cafe

Date : 8th Novemober, Thursday 12 pm – 1 pm, EST /Sydney. The measurement of the impact of learning has traditionally done against inputs. Some of the widely accepted measures include training spend per employee, number of training hours per person, number of completions and assessment scores. The desire to measure the outputs at the business end i.e

Using eLearning Tools - It's Like a Relationship

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

The tools you use for producing e-learning day-in and day-out are no more than a bunch of software, programmed to work in a certain way and produce course output, right? Well, in part that may be true, but you might want to think again about that one. Consider this: The last time you were stuck with an animation that wouldn't work, or a picture that was looking distorted, or the exam score that wouldn't appear correctly on the LMS - who did you turn to for expert help?

The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?