Try Before You Buy

Kapp Notes

Over at Money.com , they have a great article called Real $3.1M mansion causes a virtual stir. To quote the beginning of the article "Flipping through the real estate section is so yesterday -- touring an exact replica of a home for sale in Second Life is what's in store tomorrow."

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues. I'm struck by why I find this topic so interesting. As a practical person, I tend to avoid theory. But in my quest for an informal M

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ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. I did a quick search for resources and here's what I found. I thought it would be worth posting this list here. Kirkpatrick's Level 3: Improving the Evaluation of E-Learning Level 3 evaluations measure whether the there was an actual transfer of learning to the actual work setting.

IPTV- Myriad Possibilities, May Change the Way We e-Learn


Convergence of telecom, Media and IT had been a topic of business discussion for long. Fast paced technological developments in all these sectors have accelerated the convergence process. Today, we stand very close to the culmination of this much touted phenomena. We are not very far away when internet, telephone and entertainment requirements will be served by one single company.

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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eLearning Weekly » mLearning: Now I See The Light

eLearning Weekly

There's quite a buzz around mobile learning (a.k.a. mLearning), but up until recently I hadn't seen examples that I believed were convincing or promising. I always envisioned people working through eLearning courses on their cell phones

education on Askville by Amazon

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

education on Askville by Amazon Originally uploaded by Brent Schlenker I just rcvd an invite to sign up for askville from Amazon. The idea certainly isn't new, but I'm hoping they have a novel spin on the interface and other functions of this type of system.

Learnlets » Labeling Games

Clark Quinn

I've mentioned before how I got into this field, and back then what we were doing was creating educational computer games. Playing the original Colossal Cave adventure, I realized how we could put meaningful skills into these

Really Cool "3-Minute e-Learning" on Social Networking - Wiki, Social Networking, Social Bookmarking, RSS

Vignettes Learning

Tony Karrer spotted Commoncraft's interesting presentations. I find the snippets from Commoncraft very illustrative of the "3-Minute e-Learning" application points. They are short and wacky but effective. I am sure it is low budgeted as well. The topics on Social Networking and Learning 2.0

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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Avanoo.a new twist on surveys and collective (or collected?) wisdom

Mark Oehlert

avanoo so you sign up for avanoo and you get to answer and see the results for all kinds of questions like: if you believe in heaven, what do souls do there? and.should immigrants to the us be required to speak english

Book News

Kapp Notes

Over at Learning Simulations , Phil Charron has written an entry about Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning. You can read what he has to say in his entry by the same title of the book, Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

Learning Visions

I want to incorporate a reading list for the next level of the 30-minute masters (taking a crash course in Instructional Design). This would be for those who want to take their own learning to the next level. A list of important books

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Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

Facebook seems to be coming up everywhere the past few weeks. The most recent, which finally got me to post, was a Stephen Downes post - I'm Majoring in Facebook, How about You?

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.

OpenOffice Impress - a rapid tool?

Learning Rocks

The open source movement supports pretty much all we have to offer. It is entirely possible to create blogs, wikis, elearning courseware and even LMSs for free. To design your projects you can replace Adobe with a range of sophisticated desktop apps such as GIMP , Nvu/ Kompozer , Inkscape , Audacity and so on. If you aren't entirely ready to leap on line for your documentation handling courtesy of the likes of Google Docs, you have one very powerful option, OpenOffice.

The Rapid eLearning Blog » Your E-Learning Success Depends on These 7 Questions

Rapid eLearning

Many times you get projects where the customer has already determined what she wants. If the customer's right, this is good and saves a lot of time. However, if the customer's wrong, then you have a problem. You'll waste time and money

The science of learning

Clive on Learning

Last week I attended a one-day workshop entitled The Science of Learning, which was facilitated by cognitive neuroscientist Dr Itiel Dror of Southampton University. Itiel is becoming a bit of a celebrity amongst the e-learning community in the UK as someone who avoids the grand theories of learning and concentrates instead on practical tips based on what we know about the brain and how it works (assuming we really do and this I must place on trust).

eLearning Weekly » eLearning Design Documents

eLearning Weekly

I haven't seen many resources that dive into the workflow of eLearning development, especially for folks like me who build courses mainly from scratch. I thought I'd write about some of the methods I've used, hoping that others may

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!

Online Networking in Courses

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Here's a thought! I wonder what it would look like if I posted to my blog using the little email feature at the bottom of an item in Google Reader? Okay.here it goes. If this works, then check out read this cool post by Christy Tucker reviewing a great presentation at Conference on Distance Learning and Teaching.

Learnlets » Content, context, and experience

Clark Quinn

In my (next to) last post, I talked about print versus screen reading, and at the end made a comment about publishers. I want to extend that comment here, and to do so I need to go to Pine & Gilmore's Experience Economy

My Big Learning in 2007


The December Big Question on Learning Circuit asks what did you learn about learning in 2007′ .

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Must-have Firefox Entensions and Fixes

Mark Oehlert

firefoxlogo everybody knows that the entire staff here at e-clippings world headquarters uses firefox. i run mine off my u3 usb drive. that being said, lifehacker has a point when they point out that we have all woken up after some

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.

Training Day Blog: Virtual Surgery

Kapp Notes

This week over at the TrainingDay blog , my post is called Surgery Anyone? Virtual Surgery That Is. Stop by the site and leave a comment, you could win a free book. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

After reading this post, you will be able to: Explain two of the reasons why Cammy Bean doesn't like learning objectives; Explain your own view of learning objectives; Develop an alternative approach to listing learning objectives in

eLearning Tools - Wikis, Blogs and More

Tony Karrer

Found via Donald Clark - Business Week article - The Wiki Workplace that discusses use of Wikis and Blogs and particularly their use. Geek Squad is a case in point. Many thousands of Geeks are using a growing suite of collaboration technologies to brainstorm new products and services, manage projects, swap service tips, and socialize with their peers.

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PowerPoint's forgotten powers

Learning Rocks

In the rush to embrace rapid elearning, one tool and its potential value is easily overlooked - PowerPoint. Rapid authoring tools (RATs) like Presenter and PointeCast hoover in your slideshows and, with a little bit of dressing up, spit out LMS friendly broadcast shows. In the main these are suited to low level tasks like broadcasting new services or products - where content simply needs to be made available and tracked. This is the beauty of using PowerPoint.

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.

The Rapid eLearning Blog » How To Get Your Learners to Remember More

Rapid eLearning

Everyone wants to build good elearning courses, whether for sharing new information or changing workplace behaviors. While not all elearning objectives are the same, there are things you can do in your course design that help your

Clive on Christmas

Clive on Learning

I'm signing off now for the Christmas period. Looking back, I've had a fantastic time this year posting my thoughts, engaging with your comments and collaborating with fellow bloggers - it's hard to imagine how dull life used to be BB (before blogging). Do have a wonderful holiday.

eLearning Weekly » Tutorial: Build SCORM-Compatible Lesson Templates for Your LMS

eLearning Weekly

The typical eLearning project requires so much time, and can be so labor-intensive, that productivity is always a concern of developers, designers, and their managers. In addition, making courses SCORM-compliant and functional with an