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We Need You! To Beta Test Camtasia for the Mac

Visual Lounge

One of the steps in software development is to beta test the software. And, we could use 50 - 100 beta testers for Camtasia for the Mac. Interested? Just fill out this shortly survey here. Troy Stein and the Camtasia team will review the submissions shortly.

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single-source learning content development…

Xyleme

if the number of people in my resent conference sessions are any indication more and more organizations are seeing the promise of single-source learning content development. everyone knows that the old way of doing things is just not

Whither the library?

Clark Quinn

I go to libraries, and check out books. I admit it, when there’s a lot I want to read, I’d rather read it on paper (at 1200 dpi) versus on the screen. And some recent debates have got me thinking about libraries in general, public and university. There’re some issues that are unresolved, but leave me curious.

50 Practical Tips & Tricks to Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I’m in Orlando this week at the eLearning Guild’s Annual Gathering. If you happen to be there swing by the Articulate booth and say hello. On Wednesday, I’ll be facilitating a session on rapid elearning at the ID Zone.

Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Flashback: DIY vs. Formal Learning

Learning Visions

I was looking through my blog recently, finding some old nuggets from my early days (which was all of two years ago!) This post stood out: DIY vs. Formal Learning. So what's changed in the past two years with the rise of social media

Tips for facilitators in Ning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I've been exploring Ning a little further than I did and compared it to other forums like socialgo, collectivex and grou.ps. Gro.ups is open source, has a lot of similar functionalities to ning (and more- you can upload files easily) and is also without advertisements (for free!).

Creds to the Classroom Trainers

eLearning Cyclops

Since the announcement of my bank's acquisition my e-learning projects have been cancelled. So, I have returned to the classroom to teach online professional networking, which has a focus on using LinkedIn. I am not new to teaching face-to-face classes, but I have not done it on a consistent basis since 2002.

Deja Vue All Over Again. More Lawsuits

Kapp Notes

Remember a few years ago when Blackboard claimed to have invented e-learning. ( Who invented e-learning? A patent dispute shakes up academic computing ) and when Al Gore claimed to have invented the Internet. In that spirt of "hey I invented." another crazy is claiming to have invented virtual worlds and is suing everyone to prove they are right (you know it's the principle not the money.) Worlds.com is suing because they "invented" virtual worlds. (no

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.

Calling all you customer service trainers?

From the Coleface

It’s funny how trends at the macroeconomic level sometimes fail to translate into microeconomic reality. Bearing in mind there’s a recession happening, you’d expect that companies would in general be far keener for business and therefore customer service would improve.

Informal Learning About Accessibility

Experiencing eLearning

Two weeks ago, I posted a poll that asked How Do You Learn About Accessibility? The poll is still open, so you can still vote, but I wanted to share the results so far. This is an extremely small sample size, so please don’t consider this scientific research. I had 76 votes total but that counts the number of votes, not people. If you checked three choices, that’s three votes.

Brain rules #1

Clive on Learning

John Medina's excellent book Brain Rules has received quite a bit of attention already (see my original post based on the videos and online information I explored first on John's website , as well as Donald Clark's recent review ), but I've only just got round to reading it properly and I want to take a look at each of the twelve rules in a bit more detail. Whether I sustain this remains to be seen.

Questions Before You Ask

Tony Karrer

I need some help with appropriate way to handle a somewhat common situation. Let me set this up a bit … I've said many times in presentations and on this blog that I really like to get questions. To me, that's the fun part. It's so much fun that I spend time on posts like Social Grid Follow-up just going through and answering the questions that came up during the presentation. I also have an open invite to engage me around Conversation Topics.

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.

Flashback: DIY vs. Formal Learning

Learning Visions

I was looking through my blog recently, finding some old nuggets from my early days (which was all of two years ago!) This post stood out: DIY vs. Formal Learning. So what's changed in the past two years with the rise of social media tools? Are more people doing it themselves? Is the economy pushing that change?

Survey Says.

Kapp Notes

One article that I wrote seems to get more attention than any other, it is called How Long Does it Take? Estimation Methods for Developing E-Learning and while the formulas and ideas in the article are up-to-date (written in 2003), one section really needs to be updated. That is the section on Industry Standards. I have a feeling some of those numbers may have changed but I'd like to seek confirmation.

Three months a-Twittering

Clive on Learning

Back at Online Educa in Berlin last December, I made the decision to undertake a three month trial of Twitter. I must admit I didn't really get it, but I was encouraged by the enthusiasm of Jane Hart , Josie Fraser and others, and decided to give it a go. Well, the three months are now up and it's time to reflect on my experience. Do I continue or call it a day?

Skills Training

Tony Karrer

Skills Gap There's a great post by Catherine Lombardozzi - Learning 2.0 that discusses the skills that "many employees … well beyond school … could use help in developing … skills are different." She goes on to list out the skills and I think it's quite a good list. When I combined this with a common theme across a lot of my writing and on Work Literacy : Tool Set 2009 ASTD Follow-Up I'm more convinced all the time that there's a gap in awareness and skills among Concept Workers.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

elearning, strategically

Clark Quinn

While I’ve lots more to say, I put a short version of my vision of elearning strategy in Michael Allen’s 2009 e-Learning Annual.

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Grown up digital

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I read the book 'Grown up digital' by Don Tapscott. I was curious to understand more about the generational differences. I've definitely not grown up digital; I almost missed the introduction of digital technologies because I was living in a village in Mali that did not even have telephone or electricity. Often when I mention generational differences, people start whiping the issue under the carpet by refering to their grandma who is 86 and skypes with her daughter in Australia.

Lectora Score to LMS Basics

Learning Developments

I have completed developing my first course in Lectora and it is ready to run inside the LMS. The LMS I am using is Saba. This is important to note because each LMS handles SCORM content slightly differently and some SCORM related settings must be adjusted appropriately.

Is Twitter the Semantic Web?

Learning with e's

Saw a blog post from Alan Cann over at the University of Leicester this evening which got me thinking. His post was entitled ' Twitter drives traffic to blogs and social networks ', and in it he claims that Twitter is the semantic web.

[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development

Want to expand your training efforts? You’ll often see success by starting small and growing your program in a sustainable way. Download the eBook to learn more.

A wee bit o’ experience…

Clark Quinn

A personal reflection, read if you’d like a little insight into what I do, why and what I’ve done. Reading an article in Game Developer about some of the Bay Area history of the video game industry has made me reflective. As an undergrad (back before there really were programs in instructional technology) I saw the link between computers and learning, and it’s been my life ever since.

Miro HD Video Player

Take an e-Learning Break

Miro is a free application that turns your computer into an Internet TV video player. It can play almost any video file and offers over 6,000 free Internet TV shows and video podcasts. You can put your own videos on Miro and then offer it to your students via RSS feed.

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Lectora Score to LMS Basics

Learning Developments

I have completed developing my first course in Lectora and it is ready to run inside the LMS. The LMS I am using is Saba. This is important to note because each LMS handles SCORM content slightly differently and some SCORM related settings must be adjusted appropriately.

YouTube is skill in music

Learning with e's

YouTube is blocking all music videos from its service in the UK from today, due to a disagreement with the Performing Right Society (PRS). YouTube has clashed with other media owners in the past too, and there seems to be no end to the disagreements that could be had between old and new media.

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?