Sat.May 23, 2009 - Fri.May 29, 2009

Going from 0 to 60 - 6 Jing Videos in 60 Minutes

Visual Lounge

"I feel the need. the need for speed!" Ah, one of my favorite quotes from the movie, Top Gun. Remember that scene? Last weekend was the Indianapolis 500. I was watching the news and found out that those cars hit speeds of 220 mph or more!? That got me thinking about speed.

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Social network begins where google search stops!

ID Reflections

Trending Sources

Googley design

Janet Clarey

Googley design …worth thinking about in the context of instructional design. Focus on people—their lives, their work, their dreams. Every millisecond counts. Simplicity is powerful. Engage beginners and attract experts. Dare to innovate. Design for the world. Plan for today’s and tomorrow’s business. Delight the eye without distracting the mind. Be worthy of people’s trust. Add a human touch. The principle flows from Google’s Corporate Philosophy.

learning pulse

Xyleme

tony karrer is blogging about the term “meta-learning” and its definition as it was used in the article “become a chief meta-learning officer” by jay cross and clark quinn. great insights are shared by author and commenters

2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

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Text to Speech

Tony Karrer

As part of the eLearning Tour , Christopher von Koschembahr demonstrated a podcast where he conducted an interview. The interviewer was a female voice asking questions. She would ask a question and then he would respond. What was interesting is that the interviewer was produced using Text to Speech. You can listen to the result at the 12:23 mark of the first video on the eLearning Tour page. The effect was interesting. For short bursts of text, the computer generated voice was okay.

Creating scenarios for learning - a four-step guide

Bottom-Line Performance

Tom Kuhler and his “Rapid e-learning&# blog once again bats 1000 by sharing tips for creating e-learning scenarios.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Join Me at ASTD ICE June 1&2

Learning Visions

Are you going to ASTD this coming week? I'll be hanging out at the Expo with the Kineo crew on Monday and Tuesday. We're booth #1926. Stop by and say hi! And if you can't make it to the Expo, join us for Beer

e-Learning must become social learning!

ID Reflections

social learning informal learning adult learning

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.

Gaining Audience Attention >

eLearning Cyclops

Whether face-to-face or online, gaining attention is a crucial element to course design. This element is prevalent in both Gagne's 9 Elements and Keller's ARCS Mode l.

Financial Investment

Tony Karrer

Should learning organizations make a financial investment in new forms of learning?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: iPhone and the End of All Boundaries

Learning Visions

I just got my very own iPhone on Friday. Well, my company's, to be more precise. But it's in my hot little hands and I get to caress its shiny sleekness. I had an iPod Touch, which I loved and was hopelessly addicted to

Fun does not mean effective!

ID Reflections

3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.

New e-Book on the Guild - Getting the Most Out of Your Budget

eLearning Cyclops

The e-Learning Guild has released its latest e-book, 65 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Budget. And as with all their e-books you can't beat the price, free. Here the link where you can download it. link] I have a couple of tips in there too. I hope they are helpful.

Learning Tweets – and the Case Against Them

Bottom-Line Performance

I got a tweet this morning from a colleague who shall remain nameless (She knows who she is.) It said “Going to Dark Side…now tweeting from Blackberry.” I, of course, welcomed her and pointed out the cookies. Between that tweet and this post in my reader, I found myself thinking (again) about how and whether Twitter can be useful in a business learning context. I’ve seen some cool ideas for using twitter in a classroom.

iPhone and the End of All Boundaries

Learning Visions

I just got my very own iPhone on Friday. Well, my company's, to be more precise. But it's in my hot little hands and I get to caress its shiny sleekness. I had an iPod Touch, which I loved and was hopelessly addicted to. But this just has me over the top and I can't keep my hands off it.

Adobe eLearning Suite: is it worth it?

Clive on Learning

In an anonymous reply to my posting yesterday on the pirating of PC software, an elearning developer asked "How do real people actually afford/justify purchasing something like the Adobe eLearning Suite?" " He'd tried open source and free software but had to admit that, as far as e-learning development software was concerned, "Adobe is still king and will remain so for our foreseeable future."

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.

Explore and Learn About Mars

eLearning Cyclops

Google Earth now includes Mars. It is free and uses updated photos taken by NASA.

Capture Examples

Tony Karrer

The primary reasons for doing the eLearning Tour was that it is hard to see examples of what is being done by fellow eLearning professionals and get a sense of the patterns that exist. As part of pulling together the tour, I asked for contributions from this blog and from Learn Trends. I received quite a few responses. Far more than I could accommodate.

Join Me at ASTD ICE June 1&2

Learning Visions

Are you going to ASTD this coming week? I'll be hanging out at the Expo with the Kineo crew on Monday and Tuesday. We're booth #1926. Stop by and say hi! And if you can't make it to the Expo, join us for Beer & Bloggers/Tweeters/eLearning folks: Monday, June 1st 7/8:00ish and on at the Dubliner.

In response to Twitter Quitters - 40% leave after one month.

ID Reflections

Why am I writing about Twitter? Because it is a powerful social networking tool that is fast becoming a social learning tool. The connotation of the word social is changing from one of "connect" to bring into its fold other meanings like collaborate, learn, share, give, participate, hear, be heard, ask, be answered.This is not a litany in praise of Twitter--it is in support of all social networking sites (SNS) that will help us to collaborate and build collective knowledge.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.

PC software piracy

Clive on Learning

The following brief article appeared last week in the Economist: "The share of software on personal computers that is pirated rose to 41% last year, according to a report by the Business Software Alliance, a trade group, and ICD, a market-research firm. A further 44% is paid for. The rest is free or open-source. Piracy rates are falling in half of all countries and stable in another third. But in countries where sales of PCs are growing fastest, the piracy rate is high.

Getting the SME to Share Expertise for eLearning: Understanding “Type”

Web Courseworks

I noticed Jane Bozarth's blog posting concerning a lively discussion on "Tips for Working with SMEs?" " My blog post on handling subject matter experts back in January also seemed to stimulate discussion. I am currently working on my PhD. dissertation proposal on contributing factors to expertise-sharing between the SME and the design team. Project success depends on several factors, starting with achieving respect between the two parties.

eLearning - Social Media - Mobile Learning

Tony Karrer

Here's what you might have missed last week. eLearning Learning Hot List - May 15, 2009 to May 22, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

Examples of Using Virtual 3D Spaces for Learning

Kapp Notes

Here are some interesting examples of using virtual worlds for learning, manufacturing and business: In the manufacturing arena, the level of complexity of today’s assembly lines cannot be accomplished with two-dimensional visualization. A virtual 3D world is needed to make sure all of the manufacturing equipment and human employees work together flawlessly. The use of a 3D world can lead to significant savings.

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Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.