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How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I’m here to tell you its not. Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously.

Instructional Design Hourly Rates and Salary

Experiencing eLearning

What do you charge for an hourly rate as an instructional designer? What do you make if you’re a full-time salaried employee? People frequently ask me these questions, and I always refer people to the same resources.

Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings

eLearning 24-7

Back for another installment of the rankings. Please be aware that the rankings are on-going and as such subject to change month by month. The final rankings will be the top 25 LMSs of 2013, will be posted in December. Oh, here is my latest directory of LMSs. #10

The Most Important Learning Management System Features to Support Instructor-Led Courses

Absorb LMS

In many organizations, workplace learning consists of getting people into a room to listen to an instructor. If the workforce is distributed, the room used may be virtual instead of physical, and the donuts served may be imaginary instead of real.

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

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Top 10 Free Video Recording Tools for eLearning

Raptivity

Recently, a friend emailed me with a request: Janhavi, I have a client who wants video in their eLearning. They want [.]. Videos

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Two Opposite But Important Elements of Learning

Kapp Notes

There are two elements of learning that seem almost opposite, yet, each contribute immeasurably to the ability of a person to learn. Without these two elements, a person does not learn as deeply as they could.

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

Learnnovators

“Disruptors are innovators, but not all innovators are disruptors — in the same way that a square is a rectangle but not all rectangles are squares. ” ~ Forbes Magazine. INTRODUCTION.

Is the pedagogy of MOOCs flawed?

E-Learning Provocateur

This is a question that I tackle in my Udemy course The Wide World of MOOCs. Almost immediately after I uploaded this preview to YouTube, someone on Twitter politely challenged me. She took umbrage to my assertion that MOOCs are pedagogically richer than “regular” online courses.

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.

7 Microinteractions You will Love in the new Articulate Studio 13 [Review]

mLearning Revolution

The New Articulate Studio ’13. I just finished reading an excellent book written by Dan Saffer titled Microinteractions: Designing with Details.

Agile vs ADDIE: Which Is Better for Learning Design?

Bottom-Line Performance

My last post was about Agile Learning Design , an iterative model of instructional design that focuses on collaboration and rapid prototyping. And it’s become quite a hot topic this past year.

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Learning Game Design Series, Part 1: Play and Evaluate Games

Knowledge Guru

Last week’s post gave an overview of the entire process for getting started in learning game design or creating game-based learning. This post focuses on Step 1, which is to play and evaluate games.

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New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Everyone loves lists. Lists for the best books written in 1899 (right?), best products that work under water (summer time) and from the e-learning prospective – the best authoring tools. Authoring tools are always changing – some for the better, others for the worst.

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

How to Use a Learning Management System to Solve the I-Didn’t-Get-the-Memo Problem

Absorb LMS

Somewhere among the hundreds or perhaps thousands of e-mails in your inbox, somewhere in the skyscraper-high piles of paper on the corner of your desk, is something really really important. This might be an urgent policy or procedural change.

70:20:10 - A Framework for High Performance Development Practices

Performance Learning Productivity

Over the past few years the 70:20:10 model for development has captured the imagination of organisations across the world. Some organisations apply 70:20:10 principles to targeted and specific development solutions.

The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual is here and it is really useful

Clive on Learning

Along with my co-contributors, I’m delighted to be able to let you know about this new publication, edited by my good friend Rob Hubbard, which celebrates 25 years of the eLearning Network.

Using Bloom’s to Target the Objectives

Raptivity

During my recent webinar “Hitting The Target With Technology Enhanced Learning Objects“ I discussed a number of key elements required to design effective learning objectives. One of these elements, and the one I consider the most important, is objectivity. Having [.].

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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.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Theory Into Practice Blog Tour

Kapp Notes

I am kicking off another blog book tour and am excited to be able to “go” on another tour. We are starting it today as ASTD and I kick-off a 10+ stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice.

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The 70:20:10 L&D Model for Developing a High-Performing Workforce

Learnnovators

“Too many teachers see education as preparing kids for the past, not the future.” ” ~ Marc Prensky. “Virtually everything new seems to come from the 20 percent of their time engineers here are expected to spend on side projects.”

M-Learning’s dirty little secrets

E-Learning Provocateur

I have a confession to make. At my workplace a little while ago, I created a smartphone-friendly version of our online induction course. Ownership of smartphones is relatively common in this corner of the world, and a large proportion of our new recruits are Gen Y.

SociaLogic: How to Cite Tweets in Academia or eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ Walther    The President has a Twitter account. So does the Pope. It makes sense that eventually someone important is going to use this social outlet to say something that you'd like to include in an academic paper or maybe even in your eLearning. But how do you do that?

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

Fewer Full-Sized Courses. More learning snacks, ePubs, Videos, and Reference Tools

Bottom-Line Performance

This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months.

E-Learning in the Automobile Industry: Challenges & Solutions

G-Cube

Every organization strives to create innovative avenues to provide training that educates, inspires and builds its people. E-learning has been providing innovative and impactful learning for the corporate sector for more than a decade now.

Gamification in E-Learning – Are you really learning?

eLearning 24-7

I’m an addict. An addict for games. Not just any type of game mind you, rather one that I can win at. I readily admit to playing my Xbox 360 late into the night forgetting that I have to rise and shine early.

The Color Becomes Me: More Lessons from Larry

Allison Rossett

You met Larry, my hair color consultant, in my prior post. The big day arrived. The time had come for Larry to work on my hair. It had been eight days since our brief diagnostic meeting. I was concerned that he wouldn’t remember me. But he did.

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Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Workplace Learning: Adding, Embedding & Extracting

Performance Learning Productivity

High performing individuals, teams and organisations focus on exploiting development opportunities in the workplace because that’s where most of the learning happens.

Make the Most of ASAE Annual 2013 Conference: An Interview with Jay Daughtry of Chatterbachs

Association eLearning

The following is the transcript from a recent interview with Jay Daughtry, author of the ChatterBachs blog. Jay is an association enthusiast and social media strategist that brings connections, innovation, and engagement to the Association world.

Four Tips for Cutting Costs on eLearning Development

Raptivity

In a slow economy, where training budgets are often slashed, instructional designers must develop training on a limited budget. But how do you cut costs without sacrificing quality? Here are four cost-saving tips to help you save money and time. [.].

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