Sat.Nov 24, 2012 - Fri.Nov 30, 2012

eLearning: How to Incorporate Gamification Elements

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  If you happened to catch my earlier article on the  gamification of learning , then you know that I have been dubious about its effectiveness. To be clear, it's not the premise of having fun in learning that I feel we should be wary of. It's the tendency to turn everything into a competition based more on winning than on learning. I guess you could say I don't mind using a few tricks from gamers; it's the actual games that have me worried.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs. Despite their pedagogical flaws, however, MOOCs provide unprecedented access to quality content for millions of learners.

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How Khan Academy Nike Training Club and SparkPeople Motivate Users Behavior

Tony Karrer

I mentioned in my post Online Systems for Behavior Change that I'm working on a very interesting project that is designed to lead to some important changes in behavior that has already had dramatic impacts.

Introducing: mLearning Design Training [6-hr Workshop with RJ Jacquez]

mLearning Revolution

After delivering my 6Hr Mobile Learning Workshop for companies for a few months, today I’m opening it up for Learning Professionals. Why Register for this Training?

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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2 Critical Factors Of LMS Switching

Upside Learning

Have you ever thought as to why LMS switching is a highly conscious decision? I will tell you why.

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Insights: E-learning design is changing

Clive on Learning

This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The fifth of ten 'insights' is that ‘E-learning design is changing'. For at least ten years I have been trying to broaden the use of the term 'e-learning' to include any use of technology to assist the process of learning, whether that's synchronous or asynchronous, interactive or linear, collaborative or self-study.

Performance Support: Hiding in Plain Sight in Life, but Not So Much in the Training World

Ontuitive

I went into Starbucks this morning. It was packed, yet all the drink orders came out correct; a really low error rate. On each cup is a simple checklist job aid, completed when the order is made that tells the barista how to make the drink. Performance support. I had always been confounded when completing my tax retun.

Camtasia Studio 8: Reset Application Preferences

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I'm hard at work on my newest Camtasia Studio book (for version 8,  which was recently released by TechSmith ). As with all of my books, there will be hundreds of screen captures.

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.

What L&D Professionals Should Know About Tin Can API

Upside Learning

Ever since I first heard about the Tin Can API, I launched a full-fledged quest to learn and understand as much as I could about this development which was hailed by many in the elearning fraternity as a game-changer.

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Insights: Experiential learning is an important part of the architecture

Clive on Learning

This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The sixth of ten 'insights' is that ‘Experiential learning is an important part of the architecture'. As learning and development professionals we are most alert to those opportunities which will help employees to ‘learn to’ carry out some task or fulfil some responsibility.

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10 characteristics of authentic learning

Learning with e's

I argued yesterday that authentic learning is a vital part of education in the 21st Century. The need to create learning opportunities that are grounded in reality, and form a concrete basis for real world transferable knowledge and skills has never been more important.

Adobe Captivate: Adding Assets Doesn't Have to Be a Drag

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    When it comes time to add assets such as images, animation or audio to your Captivate project, it's no secret that you can accomplish the task by choosing  Insert  and then selecting  Image  or  Animation.

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.

20 Things To Remember About Forgetting

The eLearning Coach

Remembering and forgetting are crucial aspects of learning. Some things to remember inside. Post from: The eLearning Coach 20 Things To Remember About Forgetting. Cognition

Professional Learning: The SCOPE Approach and Plan

Jane Hart

Professional Learning is often seen as something that takes place outside the workplace.

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Making a difference

Learning with e's

Many times I've heard it said that there is no evidence that technology improves learning. This is a vacuous claim, based on ignorance of the research literature, and possibly borne out of a fear or dislike of technology in general.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Several years ago I was in Canada teaching Captivate for a large Toronto-based company. We were just getting ready to cover the accessible features found in Captivate when I was informed that I could skip the section because Canadians were not required to create accessible content. I was surprised that the Canadian government had not addressed the issue of compliance (compliance is often a requirement in the United States), but I skipped the section as requested.

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!

Competition: Love elearning & writing about it? You can win an iPad!

eFront

We would like to invite you to participate in our eLearning competition for best blog post! The competition will take place from November 26th to Dec 17th and during that period we will accept blog entries on the following topics: Informal learning in the workplace. Social learning in the workplace.

The Role of the Collaboration Advisor

Jane Hart

In my previous post, Emerging new roles for learning and performance professionals , I identified some of the new roles appearing in the workplace. Today I want to look at the role of the Collaboration Advisor.

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Authentic learning

Learning with e's

In his 1970 book Deschooling Society, the radical philosopher Ivan Illich wrote: 'Most learning is not the result of instruction. It is rather the result of unhampered participation in a meaningful setting.

Writing & Grammar: More and More Confusing Words

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    Several respondents called these word-choice challenges fun, so let's do this one more time. Your challenge this week, once again, is to choose the right word or phrase: I wish someone had  appraised/apprised  me of the situation with the angry client. I thought the books had  already/all ready  been shipped. When I left on Friday, the books were  already/all ready  to go.

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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.

OpenSesame Now Offers More Than 5,000 Courses for iPad & iPhone

OpenSesame

We are proud to announce that OpenSesame now offers more than 5,000 courses that work on iPad, iPhone and other iOS devices. Workers in today’s knowledge economy need access to training content that works on their favorite mobile tools - especially on best-selling iPads.

10 Books from My Reading List

ID Reflections

I have spent the last couple of months reading--reading and reflecting, scribbling random ideas in my tattered moleskine but not really blogging. My thoughts felt more scattered than usual.and I wondered if it had to do with the books I was reading. A couple of months back I made a conscious decision to move away from pure L&D, Instructional Design and Performance Consulting stuff to those which would challenge my thinking and perhaps force me to question myself and the choices I am making.

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Parabolic learning

Learning with e's

Reflection and Amplification Now that I have some time, I can sit down and reflect on an extraordinary two hour session with my BA Education Studies students this morning.

Are Your E-Learning Courses Going to Land You in Jail?

Rapid eLearning

Whenever I do a post on clip art , I get bombarded with emails and comments about copyrights and whether or not they can use these assets in their elearning courses. It makes sense, no one wants to violate any laws or steal someone’s intellectual property. So let’s take a look at some options.

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.

Get yourself trained by Experts for Live Online Training

Raptivity

Every content creator’s goal is to engage their audience with the most compelling and edutaining content. Developing live and online training has its own pre-requisites. If you are unsure of where to start and discouraged with typical web platform interaction [.].

Networked Learning in BC…

Spark Your Interest

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted the L&D community in BC to be a dynamic sharing group of progressive professionals. Associations, special interest groups and like-minded people have taken many a run at it over the years. Groups still exist, but are more general training interest groups. I’m trying again for another round (either an eternal optimist or a masochist!)

E-Learning Takeaways

eLearning 24-7

12-21-2012. For some people ominous times are ahead of us. For the rest of us, it isn’t, unless you see the latest takeaways as examples of what is to come or more importantly what hasn’t – which is really a could be doomsday to many vendors – unless they wake up! Authoring Tools. In my newest directory, I have 138 vendors. Of those: 45 are SaaS based. 37 support m-learning. 12 output to HTML5. 11 desktop authoring tools work with Mac OS.