Sat.Mar 31, 2012 - Fri.Apr 06, 2012

New SCORM standard: I (Actor/Agent) Did (Verb) This (Activity) #TinCanApi

Challenge to Learn

Scorm is finally going to catch up with the current times. This evening I attended a webinar by ADL: the new standard (project TinCan) kickoff. The ADL will launch it in June.

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Why Not A Snapguide For Your Workplace?

Upside Learning

I stumbled across this article at Gigaom.com talking about how Snapguide is trying to be the how to guide for everything – on your mobile.

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Introducing a new Podcast: This Week in #mLearning [Episode 1: The new iPad and Mobile Learning]

mLearning Revolution

I’m am extremely excited to introduce a brand new weekly Podcast entitled ‘This Week in Mobile Learning” with my friend and co-host Robert Gadd. Each week Robert and I will discuss various trending topics and their impact on mobile learning, including the state of mobile in general, mobile devices, HTML5, Adobe Flash, Responsive Web Design, Rapid Development tools, especially as they begin making the shift from desktop to mobile, mobile apps, video, Education and more.

To be an effective designer it helps to understand how people learn

Clive on Learning

In the course of my work, I get to meet hundreds of l&d professionals every year, not just the managers, but those who work day in day out designing, developing and delivering courses for their organisations or their clients.

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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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PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Turn an Image Into An Animated Puzzle, Part II

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Last week  I showed you how to animate a picture in PowerPoint so that it came in as a puzzle, piece by piece. That was cool.

Libraries without walls

Learning with e's

I recently wrote about how libraries are adapting to the digital age. The traditional library is viewed by many as a place for stacks of books to gather dust, and where stern librarians in tweed jackets tell you to keep quiet.

Video Tip Series - Part three: Holding Viewers' Attention

Visual Lounge

Viewers' minds tend to wander when the subject material isn't "fun" So what do you do when your content is instructional or otherwise not exciting? This week's video presents some tips and tricks including effectively using transitions and editing down scripts.

Workshop, E-Learning or Video? A question of strategy

Connect Thinking

Question from a client: We’re rolling out workshops about a new people development process. We want to use e-learning to reach the people we miss. How should we go about it? Should we use e-learning via the LMS or video on the intranet? This is a good question.

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 RoboHelp: Edit Navigation Labels

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Creating a  Section 508 Compliant  version of a Help System is often a requirement for Help authors.

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Blackboard buys Moodle partners: open source?

Challenge to Learn

I was planning to write about the fact that this is my 100th post. I was surfing the web to prepare for that post, when I saw a BlackBoard press release and immediately switch subject: Blackboard acquires Moodlerooms, Netspot. This really is news.

Building Your E-Learning Course Design Tool Kit

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

If the title of this post makes you think I will list a whole bunch of tools here, let me first set the expectations right. It is my endeavor to take a look at the e-learning course design process here, so that you can decide how to build a tool kit that addresses all process components.

Webinar Video – Learner Driven Learning Management System in a Global Environment

Upside Learning

For all you folks who couldn’t make it to our webinar with Brandon Hall Group, titled Learner Driven Learning Management System in a Global Environment held on 22 nd March, here’s a recorded video that will transport you back in time.

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.

Social Learning, Strategically

Clark Quinn

Increasingly, as I look around, I see folks addressing learning technology tactics; they’ll make a mobile app, they’ll try out a simulation game, they’ll put in a portal. And there’s nothing wrong with doing each of these as a trial, a test run, some experience under the belt. However, in the longer term, you want to start doing so strategically. I’ll use social media as an example.

E-Learning – The Fast Food of Organisational Learning?

Connect Thinking

I recently reviewed a 2010 Ted Talk by Sir Ken Robinson where he argues for change in education.

You Need to Know These Seven Tips If You Build Graphics for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

If you’re building elearning courses, then you should expect to have a graphics editing program as part of your tool chest. In a previous post I mentioned a few free (or low cost ) graphic editors if you don’t already have one. 5 Free Desktop Image Editors. 5 Free Online Image Editors. There’s even a good discussion about graphics applications in the elearning community. Jump in and share a favorite of yours.

Google’s Glass Project – Wearable Augmented Reality Glasses

Upside Learning

We just moved one more step closer what was science fiction in the past. Google officially announced Project Glass yesterday. You need to be logged into your Google Account to view this post].

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!

Writing & Grammar: Precise Placement of Only

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    While reviewing the submissions from  last week's challenge , I noticed that many respondents moved the word  only  to a position before the verb rather than keeping it where it was in my original. Placement of the word  only  is frequently tweaked by copyeditors for greater accuracy in writing-especially technical writing. Consider this conversation between police and a participant in a brawl: How many people hit Joe?

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Pick of the Month:12 resources from March

Jane Hart

There were lots of great resources made available in March, that I shared on Twitter and in my Pick of the Day. Here are 12 of my favourite resources together with key quotes from each and/or embedded resources. 1 - Learning without training , Jay Cross, 5 March 2012.

Nuts and Bolts: How Can We Know What We Don't Know? by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

Following up on last month’s column (“Build or Buy?”), here’s practical advice on dealing with the common misunderstandings of in-house decision makers about outsourcing. Read it, see it, try it, and know what you want.

Microsoft Project for the Thrifty Project Manager: 3 Free (or Almost-Free) Alternatives

Dashe & Thomson

With what free time I have at work, I’ve lately been on a mission to find a project management suite that can reproduce the best features of Microsoft Project, add on others, and cost less than $30/month all-together. Some people of course might ask why I would take the time to do this – Project is a great tool, one that many PMs would swear is worth its weight in gold (and judging by the sticker price, they’re not far off).

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.

It’s OK to Have Fun Too—isn’t it? Games in Training and Learning

OpenSesame

In my early days of building learning for performance support, I used to call myself “the McGuyver of training”. We didn’t have a learning management system and online social networks and rapid authoring tools were in the future.

How do you learn best in the workplace?

Jane Hart

It is becoming clear that more and more people are using a variety of ways – not just training – to help them (a) acquire new skills and knowledge as well as (b) learn continuously in their jobs.…. Learning

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Steve the top Wheeler and Dealer

Clive on Learning

This morning I spent an enjoyable 30 minutes with Stephen Clee of iVIDiQ , looking at enhancements to his intelligent cloud-based presentation system (see my previous post on Presentations in the Cloud ). I really like this system and the way it combines video with the presentation slides, and the way it allows you to easily random-access particular points in a presentation by referring to a slide or by searching for tags drawn from the slides themselves or added by hand.

Why We Should Stop Talking About ROI in Training

Mindflash

For as long as Return on Investment, or ROI , has been prevalent concept in business, it’s also been a fixture of workplace learning and performance. But no longer a welcome one.

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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.

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Living in Learning

Upon engagement to my wife, she gave me a gift of a beautiful gold bracelet. Jewelry had never really been important to me, though that bracelet quickly became a favorite. Shortly after we were married, I remember making a comment about not owning any other jewelry beyond my wedding band, and a signet ring on my right hand. For Christmas that year I received the most precious gift of my life. It was a necklace.

Lessons from eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference

Web Courseworks

eLearning Guild a True Community of Practice The Learning Solutions Conference serves as the largest of the eLearning Guild’s yearly conferences and brings together professionals seeking to identify, deploy and manage technology-based learning solutions. I was unable to attend the event last week, but I caught up with Jean Marrapodi, eLearning Guild and Learning Solutions Conference veteran, [.].

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Introducting social media in organisations to improve the learning function is more difficult than you may think.

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

For some time now, I have an evaluation report of an organization that has experience with the introduction of social media (like wikis and blog) in the organization since 2009. The report is very interesting, because it shows that the actual practice of changing habits in organisations is very hard! They allowed me to blog about it and I think it has some valuable lessons like shape such a process as a real change trajectory (I'm personally convinced about this).

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