2011

Is the iPad Driving eLearning Towards HTML5?

Upside Learning

The battle between web technologies (read ‘ Apple and Adobe ‘) started a couple of years back when Apple decided to not support Flash on its newly launched iPad terming it buggy. Apple backed HTML5 to be the next big thing and single handedly forced the developer community to take sides. The eLearning industry was not too happy about the iPad not featuring Flash as it meant reinventing the wheel for animation and interactivity in eLearning.

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Resources for Finding Out How Long it Takes to Develop eLearning

Kapp Notes

A question I am constantly asked is “How long does it take to develop…&# you can fill in the rest with Instructor-led training, elearning, simulations, etc. Several people have attempted to answer that question in 2003 I gathered data and information about the times it takes to develop instruction and then my colleague Robyn Defelice and I explored the idea in 2009.

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Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: That Syncing Feeling

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel. When developing eLearning with Adobe Captivate, saving unnecessary clicks is always a goal. With that in mind, I rely on keyboard and other shortcuts whenever possible to avoid clicking and dragging my mouse. Here's a little-known shortcut that can potentially save you a ton of clicks over the long haul. Take a look at the image below. There are two objects on a slide and they appear as blue bars on the Timeline.

To Improve Learner Retention, Focus on the Dynamics of Forgetting

Dashe & Thomson

When we talk about learning, the concept of retention is almost always an integral part of the discussion. For example, we frequently talk about how and when to present information to optimize retention. In fact, retention is almost synonymous with learning. And, no discussion about retention can be complete without also discussing its opposite: forgetting. Until recently, I had never actually thought about the forgetting part of learning.

The Real Cost of an Effective Learning and Development Program

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors affecting training, and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

eLearning as Part of an Informal Learning Strategy

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. How did most of your workplace learning occur over the past year? Much of my learning came from brainstorming with peers, participating in online forums , reading (articles, books, blogs, etc.), observation, experimentation, trial and error.and, of course, reflection. Do you have a similar story of unstructured, experiential, informal learning? Jay Cross, known for his informal learning research, tells us that approximately 80% of workplace learning occurs informally.

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DevLearn2011 I’ll Take My Rapid eLearning to Go

B Online Learning

Share. Tweet. Pin It. One of the buzz words at DevLearn 2011 was ‘mLearning’ (mobile learning). Clearly there is a demand for people to be able to learn ‘on the go’. Accessing course content on smart phones, iPads and other mobile devices is appealing for a whole range of reasons. We all know the reasons, but what does it [.]. eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy Mobile Learning Articulate devlearn rapid authoring tools

The Secret Sauce to Rapid eLearning Development

eLearning Brothers

Pre-developed Templates! That’s the secret sauce! We have been making and using eLearning templates for years. If you need to quickly develop eLearning courses, using templates is the way to go. I developed this entire course in about an hour! In my example below I used Articulate , a rapid eLearning software that leaverages PowerPoint. I started off with a PowerPoint Course style template that I then customized to match my branding.

iPad for eLearning

eFront

I have read several articles about iPad for eLearning and I believe that we are missing the point. Why iPad was created? iPad was not created for supporting eLearning and (or) mLearning instead it was created as a media device that supports books, magazines, newspapers, games, music, video and web access. So the question is, why all the professionals involved in the e-Learning industry care about the use of iPad for eLearning? The answer is simple.

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Top 5 eLearning Skills for 2011

eLearning Weekly

What are the skills you need to land an elearning job? Working in elearning taps into many skill sets. Designing or developing elearning requires experience in training and project management as much as audio and video production. I focus here on what I think are the top skills for elearning now, in 2011. These are skills that will show up on job descriptions where they list job criteria, requirements or experience.

Building the Foundation for a Modern K-12 Classroom

K-12 looks different these days. But one thing remains the same: you need a reliable learning platform that serves as the foundation for teaching and learning––for all students, in a variety of learning experiences.

The Four P’s to Part-Time Freelancing – a follow-up

NuggetHead

It’s been quite the busy Summer as indicated by my lack of posting on a regular basis. In fact it was over four months ago! When I started this blog I had full intentions of writing at least every other week if not once a month. However, my increasingly growing freelance business didn’t include this [.]. Carreer Development eLearning thoughts

15 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –10

Upside Learning

The past weeks have seen a flurry of Web activity – bloggers making predictions for the coming months; retrospections on the year gone by; new product releases; top lists, summary posts being pulled up, and more. At Upside Learning, we have been doing our bit in spreading knowledge. In continuation to our weekly roundup of the best links shared on Twitter and Facebook, here is a collection of our top 15 links from the last week, each accompanied by a quick brief.

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Questioning Gagné and Bloom’s Relevance

Experiencing eLearning

Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Lauren Hirsh. Lauren needed to do an informational interview for her masters program, and I needed some new profile pictures. The pictures turned out terrific; I’m sure I got the better end of the bargain.). During the interview, Lauren asked some very thoughtful questions about the relationship between theory and practice.

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Adobe Captivate & eLearning: How Long is Too Long?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel. You can create the best-looking, most well-written eLearning lesson anyone has ever seen. But for the lesson to be effective, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that more does not mean better. If your lesson plays too long, you run the risk of losing the attention span of your learner and lowering the effectiveness of the lesson in general.   So how long is too long? The answer is directly tied to the average attention span of an adult learner.

Discover the Secrets to Creating More Meaningful Training Experiences

Speaker: David Kelly - CEO The Learning Guild & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer at Userlane

During this webinar, you will learn how to streamline your software training, boost ROI for your systems, and increase employee productivity.

HTML 5 vs. Native Apps: A Look at the Pros & Cons

OpenSesame

Mobile learning is hot. The data on the prevalence of smart mobile devices and consumers’ increasing comfort with using mobile devices is a persuasive argument.

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Checklist for strong elearning

Making Change

Do you want a checklist you can use to evaluate elearning? Here’s my contribution (PDF). I’m calling it a checklist because several people have asked for one, but it’s not really a checklist. Instead of checking a box to say, “Yup, got that covered!&# you choose a spot on a spectrum between “action-oriented materials&# and “information dump.&#. There are 14 items to evaluate.

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The Storytelling Element of Instructional Games

Kapp Notes

While not all games have a story narrative behind them, storytelling is an essential part of the gamificaiton of learning and instruction. Simple games like tic-tac-toe are not guided by a story. Neither are games like hide and seek, freeze tag or word searches. But a surprising number of simple games have more story behind them than you may think.

The 5 key steps to building an eLearning program (overview)

B Online Learning

Share. Tweet. Pin It. In this short blog series we will examine the 5 steps organisations need to take to implement eLearning succesfully. The complete 5 steps are laid out in a complimentary white paper from B Online Learning’s Creative Director Rebecca Verity. In the first instalment of the series we will look at how a logical, aligned approach [.].

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

eLearning Surf Wax

eLearning Brothers

I’ve recently been trying to learn how to surf. I’m such a computer nerd… the first place I look is YouTube. I watched nearly every video I could find. I bought my first board last Saturday and hit my first waves Monday. Not to brag, but I think I did better than I thought I would. I was able to catch a few waves and was surprised when I could stand up and actually maintain my balance. I knew my mad unicycle skills (balance) would pay off one day.

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The Non-Training Approach to Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

The Training Department (aka the L&D dept) has traditionally focused on designing, developing, delivering and managing instruction – in the form of courses, workshops, e-learning and other training events. In fact “a course” in some form or other has now become the de facto solution to any performance problem in an organisation – despite the fact that many of my Internet Time Alliance colleagues (and others) have spoken about its… Read the rest.

Top 5 eLearning Skills for 2011 – A Follow-Up

eLearning Weekly

eLearning Weekly welcomes our newest contributor, Kevin Thorn. Following up on last week’s post titled, “Top 5 Skills for eLearning in 2011,” I’d like to explore this at a different angle. We could go two ways with this: Brand new to the eLearning industry, or a seasoned veteran honing their skills.

Prezi: a big step from Powerpoint

Challenge to Learn

The worst presentations you can attend are those where the presenter reads out his PowerPoint to you without adding anything to it. The root of the problem is of course the lack of presenting skills from the presenter, but PowerPoint doesn’t really help. It forces the presenter in a linear one-dimensional mode, often bringing out the worst of the presenter. I do my share of presenting at workshops, webinars, conferences and expo’s.

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

eLearning Development: Haste Makes Waste

Upside Learning

Make haste slowly. Benjamin Franklin. We’re getting used to instant search, instant news, instant messages, instant updates, instant food, instant banking, and instant everything. In this world of instant gratification sometimes we need to take a moment and think is everything really necessary ‘now’? Aren’t there things that need more time to be created properly, created beautifully?

Integrating Game Design Principles into Instructional Design for e-Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from the webinar. Any typos, awkward phrasing, or errors are mine, not the presenter’s. My side commentary in italics. Integrating Game Design Principles into Instructional Design for e-Learning. Webinar presented by Ethan Edwards of Allen Interactions ( Allen Interactions blog ). Learning Objectives. Identify the characteristics of games that create motivation and engagement.

Adobe Captivate 5: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Clone 'Em

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel Ever find yourself in a love-hate relationship with Captivate's default object styles? Admittedly, there is more to love about styles than hate. As far as I'm concerned, styles are a wonderful enhancement in Captivate 5. And if you haven't used styles yet, I urge you to dive in. Styles allow you to quickly update the look and feel of objects throughout your project with just a few clicks.

Drumroll … I am back … see?

Steve Howard

It has been far too long since my last post. But I have a good excuse, which I shall briefly explain. Around about May last year my wife Amy got a work opportunity in Atlanta, GA. Which she took. Because it paid well, and, well because we had already decided that Mississippi was not going to ever be a central hub of career opportunities for us. So off Amy went to Atlanta, leaving me in charge of the chickens and the goats.

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

Checklist for strong elearning

Making Change

Do you want a checklist you can use to evaluate elearning? Here’s my contribution (PDF). I’m calling it a checklist because several people have asked for one, but it’s not really a checklist. Instead of checking a box to say, “Yup, got that covered!&# you choose a spot on a spectrum between “action-oriented materials&# and “information dump.&#. There are 14 items to evaluate.

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Three Programs for Creating 3D Training Games

Kapp Notes

The other day I received an email message asking if my upcoming book “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” gives instructions on how to build games. The short answer is “no.” ” While the book provides content related to the design of games, the development of games and integration of game elements into e-learning, it is not a programming book and neither is Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning.

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DevLearn2011 eLearning Trends

B Online Learning

Share. Tweet. Pin It. Well I’m alive…just about! What a week at DevLearn2011 in Las Vegas, so many highlights! It was also an amazing trip as I had never been to Vegas before. It certainly is sensory overload. I feel my office is quite boring now as there’s no constant ‘ding, ding, ding’ of the slot machines or flashing [.]. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy devlearn Master elearning Course

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