Sat.Dec 08, 2012 - Fri.Dec 14, 2012

eLearning & Gamification: The Octalysis Framework

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  After covering gamification in a few articles, I've been getting lots of feedback requesting more information. I've been doing a bit of research recently and came across the  Yu-kai Chou  & Gamification Blog.

8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

mLearning Revolution

2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems.

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#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

Well here it is, the final countdown.

Mexico City Workshop Materials

Kapp Notes

Had a great time in Mexico City and really enjoyed meeting everyone, presenting on games and gamification. Here are the slides from the presentation. Introductory Slides. Introduction to Workshop for Grupo Salinas from Karl Kapp. Here are the slides about different game types. Game Type Slides.

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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Writing & Grammar: Confusing Words and Usage

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    We continue our series of challenges with a mixed challenge on confusing words and confusing usage. See if you can ace these without looking them up. Please send your answers  directly to me. We waited with  baited/bated  breath. The university conducts  symposiums/symposia  on linguistics every semester.

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10 Books For Learning Professionals To Read In 2013

The eLearning Coach

Make some time for reading. It will give you a new mindset. Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Books For Learning Professionals To Read In 2013. Book Reviews

Course-of-the-Month Club: Using a Learning Management System to Sell Subscriptions to Learning Content

Absorb LMS

It seems as if almost every organization I speak to wants to use a learning management system (LMS) in a different way. One company I recently met with uses a magazine subscription-like business model to sell bundles of courses: A customer signs up for an annual subscription.

The Twitter Top 100: Education Technology Must-Follows

OpenSesame

Getting “on Twitter” is just the first step. To make the most of Twitter for professional development and learning, you need to build a network of people with shared interests, unique experience and insights to network with and learn from.

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.

Adobe Captivate 6: A Production Tip That'll Save You Time

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    After inserting an object onto a Captivate slide, you have multiple ways that you can control when the object appears on the slide. For instance, you can change the  Appear After  timing for the selected object on the  Properties  panel,  Timing  group.       You can also drag the left edge of the object left or right on the Timeline to change the Appear After time.

Insights: Evaluation and follow-up matters

Clive on Learning

This post completes my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The tenth and final 'insight' is that ‘Evaluation and follow-up matters'. This insight mirrors the findings of Towards Maturity , which places 'demonstrating value' as a key element in their model for effective application of learning technologies.

Non-verbal communication for online facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

At the University I did communication studies as one of my subjects and I always liked non-verbal communication. As someone who is really enormously mirroring others non-verbal behaviours - it made me notice how often I do this.

Advantages of WordPress over Moodle

LearnDash

Open-source software has ushered in a new era of possibilities in the learning space. For a while now, Moodle has been the world’s most popular open-source learning management system. It has enabled organizations of all sizes to deliver and track learning to (likely) millions of people across the globe. Lately, however, Moodle is becoming rather stale. Unless you are a skillful programmer, removing the clunkiness that Moodle has out-of-the-box can be quite the task.

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.

Part 3 of 3: Personalized Learning

Xyleme

This is the 3rd in a series of 3 pertaining to how personalized learning can be applied to education and training. In the first I explored the application of personalization in K12, and in the second how personalization can be applied to high-skill knowledge workers. In this post, I explore how personalization is already enabling service workers in the retail industry learn job skills at a fraction of the cost of traditionally-developed training.

Marc My Words: Seven Trends, Predictions, and Resolutions for the New Year by Marc J. Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

If you thought 2012 was an action-packed year, get ready for 2013, because it will be more of the same. Marc looks ahead to what he sees as the key trends, offers some advice about what you can do about them, and suggests where you should remember to learn more.

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5 Ways to Demonstrate Your E-Learning Success

Rapid eLearning

At a recent workshop someone asked how to demonstrate that they were successful and that the courses they built made a difference to the organization.

Things ain't what they used to be

Learning with e's

Not so long ago, objects were simply objects. They only came alive in Disney cartoons, or after a heavy drinking session. Most of the time, objects were simply there to be used to perform a task the user required. Now that is all about to change, as we advance into the next phase of Web evolution.

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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!

Insight: Learner journeys need to become seamless

Clive on Learning

This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The ninth of ten 'insights' is that ‘Learner journeys need to become seamless'. Although you should really read what the report has to say on this topic, the gist is that employees want easy access to information that is relevant to their job responsibilities.

Motivation Employees Crave

CLO Magazine

Good managers explain the context of organizational change and meaning for individuals. Yet, few have time to discuss employees’ work experiences or ambitions. A past column in this space highlighted the lack of research to support the 70/20/10 model. True, the ratio has not yet been supported empirically, but let’s not miss the intent of this rule of thumb.

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What is Tin Can?

eFront

The Tin Can API is a brand new learning technology specification that opens up an entire world of experiences (online and offline). This API captures the activities that happen as part of learning experiences. A wide range of systems can now securely communicate with a simple vocabulary that captures this stream of activities. Previous specifications were difficult and had limitations whereas the Tin Can API is simple and flexible, and lifts many of the older restrictions.

Sitting kills

Jay Cross

Taking a Stand for Office Ergonomics. The health hazards of sitting for long stretches are significant even for people who are quite active when they’re not sitting down.

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.

What to do if they just want “awareness”

Making Change

“We just need everyone to be aware of the policy,” your client says. “I’ve sent you the 97 slides that we use in the face-to-face training. Could you have it ready by next Monday?” ” Which of the following should you do next?

Converting Classroom Training to E-Learning: Key Questions

E-learning Uncovered

Recently I’ve worked on several projects for clients where I converted their existing classroom training to e-learning. I usually had three types of material to work with: a PowerPoint presentation for the course, instructor and participant guides, and an audio or video recording of an instructor-led (classroom or webinar) version of the course. What comes next?

ScreenDraw: Whiteboarding with Camtasia Studio

Visual Lounge

At a conference I attended this summer, a few math teachers were discussing their options for recording hand-written lessons. I asked if they had tried using ScreenDraw, a live annotation tool built into the Camtasia Studio recorder.

11 Steps to Effective E-Learning Voice Overs [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

If there is one area that is often overlooked in the realm of e-learning, it is effectively implementing voice overs. Doing voice overs is an art in itself, more than most people think.

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.

Those Who Manage, Teach

CLO Magazine

Bosses who teach skills and habits to employees drive higher individual productivity and elevate team performance. There’s an old saying that those who can, do and those who can’t, teach. But in business, as it turns out, those bosses who can, in terms of generating higher productivity, are in fact teachers.

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Three tips to shake up your e-learning strategy!

Spicy Learning

This article was originally published on eLNinsights. As an early Christmas gift, our instructional designers have gathered together some of our favourite tips for L&D people like you! Let the learner objectives mould your content. Luke Helgesen – @luke_saffron. Step one for any e-learning course should be to draft out the behavioural outcomes that any learner should be able to do following successful completion of the course.

Designing Learning for “When Things Change” by Michele Medved

Learning Solutions Magazine

People sometimes have to unlearn an old way of doing things and relearn a new way. This is one of the “Five Moments of Learning Need” for learning, but learning strategies often do not consider it. The result of this omission can be resistance to change.