Sat.Mar 05, 2011 - Fri.Mar 11, 2011

Rules and Instructional Games

Kapp Notes

At its simplest form, a game is just a set of defined rules.

Adobe Captivate: Pre-Edit Your Text Captions

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. When you record a Captivate demonstration or simulation, one of the coolest things that Captivate can do for you is automatically create the text captions. All you need to do to enjoy this feature is select Add Text Captions for any of the recording modes prior to recording.

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The Big Question: how to assess informal learning

Clive on Learning

The Big Question on the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog is long enough to fill a post all by itself: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results?

The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

Social Learning

The other day, I ran across Clive Shepherd's recent blog post The New Social Learning – a review and I was struck by an observation he made there. The gist of it was that even though we have an enormous amount of tools available to

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.

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The Kindle – what is it good for?

Clive on Learning

My Kindle has become one of those possessions that I would take with me almost anywhere – like my iPhone, my credit cards and my watch. It’s light, compact and is very low maintenance – in fact I often forget that it needs charging at all.

2020 Learners

Learning with e's

Children who are born this year will be halfway through primary school when 2020 arrives. What will be their experience of education? If the last few years is anything to go on, we can expect some far reaching changes between now and 2020.

Game Levels and Scaffolding–They’re Related

Kapp Notes

Mission-based levels serve several purposes within the design of a game. One purpose is to keep the game space manageable. Early level.simple and easy.but wait, it gets harder.

PowerPoint 2010: A RANDom Fact

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. Trying to decide on a typeface but wish you could see what all the letters of the alphabet in that type face look like at the same time? Here's a trick: Type =RAND() into the text box and press [ Enter ]. Voila!

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.

The Parable of the Monkeys

E-Learning Provocateur

I was pondering the notions of innovation and adaptability the other day – nerd alert! – when I remembered the Parable of the Monkeys. I’m not sure who invented this parable. I don’t think it’s a true story; at least I hope not (poor monkeys). Perhaps it’s a corruption of an ancient fable? If you can shed any light on it, please let me know. Anyway, here’s the ryanised version… The experiment. In a room there were 5 monkeys.

2020 Curriculum

Learning with e's

When I talk to teachers about the school curriculum, whether primary or secondary, guess what they want to discuss the most? Correct - assessment. When I crowdsourced for material for this series of blog posts on #learning2020 , a lot of the comments I received back were about assessment.

Business Social Media Benefits

Clark Quinn

For the Australasian Talent Conference that will run in Sydney May 24-26 (where I’m speaking), they’ve been drumming up interest with a press release. As a consequence, I’ve been doing some interviews, some live, some via email. For the latter, I was asked to address the question: “what businesses can learn from allowing employees to access social networking sites, and how allowing social networking can benefit businesses?&#

How Long Does it take to Create Learning?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Bryan Chapman with Brandon Hall Research has an interesting blog post where he lists the timing it takes to create all types of learning, including instructor led training (ILT) and eLearning. For instance, Chapman's research states that it takes 82 hours to produce a single hour of ILT if the training contains "complex subject matter."

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Close to the Edge: The Radicalization of Training

Living in Learning

As I reflect on this title, I can imagine some rather extreme images springing forth in the minds of long-time training purists. I say this with confidence because the topic of facilitating learning at the edges of the ecosystem has freaked out both platform trainers and instructional design professionals before. Yeah, and yours truly was that source of disruption. Several actually questioned if the time had come to update their resumes.

Are We Wired For Mobile Learning? (Infographic)

Jane Hart

Whether or not you agree with the term “digital native&# and what it stands for, this is an interesting infographic - from the Voxy Blog (where you can find full details of how to embed it on your blog). Because of the proliferation of new technologies, the younger generation today is outgrowing traditional forms of

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Tech Quick Look: Video Mirroring

Bottom-Line Performance

You’ve no doubt heard by now that the folks at Apple are releasing the iPad 2 this month. Given its success in the past year , it’s not surprising that the updates are more subtle, iterating on the initial design.

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Adobe Capitvate 5 and Adobe RoboHelp books now available in the iBookstore

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

I'm very excited to announce that I was able to use the Adobe FrameMaker to Adobe RoboHelp workflow to convert my print books on Captivate and RoboHelp into the ePub format. And After a bit of complex paperwork, those books are now available for purchase on the iBookstore. If you have the iPad, iPod or iPhone, you can access the iBookstore today and purchase the books. To learn more about the iBookstore, click here

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National IMCO™ Study finds employee engagement linked directly to strength in leadership

A newly released study on the state of employee engagement in the US found that more than half of the adult workforce are Disengaged and only a quarter is Actively Engaged. Download the results and gain insight into the drivers behind engagement at work.

Camtasia for Mac meet the Mac App Store.

Visual Lounge

Mac App Store meet Camtasia for Mac! I'm happy to announce that Camtasia for Mac is now available in Mac App Store ! One of the best things about purchasing through the Mac App Store is that whenever we update Camtasia for Mac, the Mac App Store will let you know when an update is available.

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The Social Learning Community

Jane Hart

Yesterday I launched the Social Learning Community – a new Community of Practice intended for those interested in the use of social media to work and learn smarter. This is a place where you can join discussions, ask questions, share links, experiences and events with others about social learning – whether it be in education or [.]. Social learning

Thinking Social

Clark Quinn

In talking about the 4C’s of Mobile , the last one I usually mention is ‘communicate’ Communicate isn’t last because it’s least, but instead because it leads us furthest afield, into the areas of social learning, which has many ramifications in many ways: organizationally, cognitively, culturally, and more. However, it is of importance for mobile in terms of thinking about how and when to take advantage of it.

Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

If you still believe that “classroom learning is the best learning” for your training and learning programs, I have some news for you. While we may like to believe that directing and guiding our learners to new understanding is the most

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Learning Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Learning Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best LMS software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

2020 Classrooms

Learning with e's

Will we still need classrooms by 2020? If so, what kind of learning environments will they be? Or will students learn on the move, in their workplaces, at home, and through the multiple connections facilitated by new communication technology?

Infographic: How To Recruit Top Talent Through Social Media

Mindflash

Social media may not be the be-all, end-all when it comes to finding the ideal employees to work for your business. But when used properly, it can save time and money when you’re on the hunt. So, if your company hasn’t tapped into this valuable resource yet, it’s time to get moving.

March’s #LCBQ- Assessing Informal Learning – Are you an accountant or financial adviser?

Spark Your Interest

How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results?

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15 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 16

Upside Learning

The second generation of the iPad is here. iPad 2, with its multitude of features and functionalities (a notch higher than its parent), is a boon for tech-hungry classrooms. 3 days away from the official ‘in stores’ date, it is already poised to revolutionize the education industry.

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