Sat.Jan 12, 2013 - Fri.Jan 18, 2013

Summary of a Literture Review on The Effectiveness of Instructional Games by Robert Hays

Kapp Notes

In 2005, Robert T. Hays, of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division published the results of an extensive literature review on games for instruction. It is an expansive look at the literature on the effectiveness of games for learning up until the year 2005.

Why Google Will Enter The E-Learning Industry

LearnDash

I am not really big on “what-ifs”, but I thought about an interesting concept recently as I pondered the current state of our industry.

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4 Ways Gamification Drives Business Results

Bottom-Line Performance

What’s the value of a more informed sales rep? What’s the ROI of a more engaged employee? These types of results are hard to quantify, yet they drive meaningful value for a business. Plenty has been written on the value of games and gamification.

The nature of e-learning in Australia

Spark Your Interest

This post is written by Ryan Tracey. The young nation of Australia has a rich history in e-learning. They say necessity is the mother of invention, and so in 1951 the School of the Air was launched to educate children dispersed across the outback.

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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Moving from Linear to Non-linear Courses: 3 Simple Tips

Raptivity

We have all witnessed the recent paradigm shift from linear to non-linear e-learning courses. Well, this means that instructional designers are all on their toes struggling to create non-linear designs. Creating designs that allow learners to explore knowledge through challenges [.].

The nature of e-learning in Australia

Spark Your Interest

This post is written by Ryan Tracey. The young nation of Australia has a rich history in e-learning. They say necessity is the mother of invention, and so in 1951 the School of the Air was launched to educate children dispersed across the outback.

Summary of #Games Research Qualitative Literature Review Conducted by Fengfeng Ke

Kapp Notes

Most of the time a meta-analysis of studies looks at only the numbers as a means of comparison. Here is an interesting qualitative meta-analysis and the highlights of the results. Fengfeng Ke, a researcher focusing on digital game-based learning, computer-supported collaborative learning, and simulations for instructional use, conducted a review of 89 research articles that provided empirical data on the application and effectiveness of computer-based instructional games.

E-Learning events in Australia in 2013

E-Learning Provocateur

2013 has well and truly arrived. That means it’s time to plan your next round of professional development events to attend. If you’ll be down under over the next 12 months, may I draw your attention to the following… ACE2013 – Australasian Computing Education Conference.

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 Emergence Of Mobile Learning For Higher Education In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Upside Learning

With the rapid development of mobile technologies, a new style of learning, termed as mobile learning, has exploded everywhere in the world. This is now considered as an essential learning style in the future.

Questions about Instructional Design Careers

Experiencing eLearning

Last month, a reader named Jackie asked me a number of thoughtful questions about transitioning from teaching K-12 public school to instructional design.

The Role of Incentives in Learning (Hint: Read to the end to get a reward!)

Social Learning

One of the little absurdities of human nature that I’ve always found fascinating is how easily we allow our actions and priorities to be shaped by rewards and incentives that are not, when you think about them, very rewarding or incentivizing. I was recently reminded of this rule while walking [.] The post The Role of Incentives in Learning (Hint: Read to the end to get a reward!) appeared first on Social Learning Blog.

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E-Learning events in Australia in 2013

E-Learning Provocateur

2013 has well and truly arrived. That means it’s time to plan your next round of professional development events to attend. If you’ll be down under over the next 12 months, may I draw your attention to the following… ACE2013 – Australasian Computing Education Conference.

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.

5 Challenges Developing E-Learning as a Revenue Stream

Connect Thinking

With the promise of faster national and global broadband networks comes opportunities for entrepreneurs in the training industry. As an independent e-learning consultant, I’m often asked how to develop e-learning courses as a viable revenue stream for their business - to sell to clients.

Kindle Singles - a sign of the times

Clive on Learning

I read a lot in the course of my work - blog posts, reports, books, magazines - but in reality I'm just skimming at great speed, looking for highlights. I can't remember the last time I sat down and properly studied any piece of non-fiction. Why is this? Well, it could be that, like so many people, I'm just too busy, but it's just as possible that my brain has re-wired to adjust to a change in behaviour brought about by the abundance of material that I just have to read.

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2013: The Year to Step into eLearning

B Online Learning

The world of eLearning is vast and it is growing by the day. There are plenty of training professionals who would like to venture into eLearning but hardly know where to begin.

Tired old elearning? Want some ideas? Free Webinar!

Learning Visions

Join me this Tuesday, January 22 at 1:00 eastern for a free webinar hosted by Training Industry and Brainshark. I'll share some tips and strategies for spicing up your eLearning designs - simple tips for better writing and more thoughtful interaction that don't have to blow your budget. Yawn Proof Your eLearning without Busting the Bank. Hope to see you there

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.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: Timeline Groups

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I've been developing eLearning lessons in TechSmith Camtasia for years. One of the biggest drawbacks to using the tool was the inability to group Timeline objects. That shortcoming has been addressed in version 8 of the Studio. Creating a group is simple. On

Why Your Organization Should Support a Knowledge Sharing Culture

Adobe Captivate

There is a fundamental problem that exists in the typical business workplace today. Chances are that you or someone in your office is already painfully aware of it.

The citizen journalists are taking over

Clive on Learning

Photographed near London Bridge station, yesterday evening. I believe it

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Innovative Customers in Action

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

According to Tom Kelley, the innovation guru, one of the ten faces of an innovator is that of an anthropologist - someone who really understands what people want, and why. Well, when it comes to software tools, who knows what users want better than the users themselves? We recently discovered this quite serendipitously. A user on Raptivity community, InteractivityHub , suggested we build a learning interaction that involves characters and speech bubbles.

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!

Your Finger's in the Dike and the Dam's About to Burst!

Ontuitive

Why 2013 is the year for Performance Support. It's January 2013 and the dam is about to burst. For the past few years I think we've become a little complacent, plugging our finger in the dike but only standing in ankle-deep water. But that's about to change! The economic downturn of 2009 is now fading into the past. Businesses are growing again, competition is heating up, and the outlook for the future is bright again. The dam is getting full

Social networking & the workplace

eFront

Dan Pontefract’s recent blog post on companies (not) allowing Facebook at work has prompted me to dust off the topic of how social helps companies get the business of communicating, collaborating and learning done – and hence the business of business done!

The Secret to Designing Training For Busy Schedules

Mindflash

When one gets started in e-learning, it is easy to think, “This is great, now we don’t have to do classroom training anymore.” ” This is certainly one benefit of e-learning. However, you do not have to think of this as an either/or proposition.

How Your Visual Voice Helps Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Having the right look for your elearning course can help engage the learner and set initial expectations because how your course looks tells the learner what to expect. There’s a look that’s right for your elearning course. It’s just a matter of finding it.

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[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

Want to take your training data one step further? Download this eBook & learn how to demonstrate the full value of your program by combining traditional training metrics with the data in your CRM.