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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mLearning devices and platforms: What you need to know

Bottom-Line Performance

(We have created an 8-part comprehensive report containing a series of two-to-three page “briefs.” This is part 4: mLearning devices and platforms: What you need to know. If you would like to see the collection in its entirety, click here.). The issue that halts enthusiasm for mLearning is the device wars. People want to know which device to use. Our answer is that companies need to be prepared to support multiple devices and that the issue REALLY needs to be tablet versus smartphone.

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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.

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.

eLearning vs. Conventional Training Approaches

Is online safety training as effective as instructor-led safety training? Find out why the best training outcomes are achieved when they are used together.

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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Serious Games from Wisconsin Win Awards at Conference

Web Courseworks

As the summer winds down, so does my conference schedule. However, I had the opportunity at the end of August to attend the Serious Play Conference at the DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, WA. The event was a great mix of academics and practitioners, all excited to discuss the very latest on game development [.]. eLearning elearning game based learning Web Courseworks

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

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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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Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

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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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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Diving into mLearning: How to get started

Bottom-Line Performance

(We have created an 8-part comprehensive report containing a series of two-to-three page “briefs.” This is part 8: Diving into mLearning: How to get started. If you would like to see the collection in its entirety, click here.). Think small and not huge when you do your first project. At mLearn, we heard stories from companies such as PwC, Abbott Pharmaceuticals, the Federal Bank of Chicago, and several others. Here are tips we gleaned from others’ first efforts: 1.

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.

K-12 Guide to Distance Learning: 5 Ways to Learn Anywhere

With a continued global health crisis, schools are adapting teaching practices and learning environments. This guide covers how 5 different aspects of teaching and learning can be improved and maintained to facilitate successful distance learning.

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.

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

The Death of the Traditional Web: Implications for Self-Directed Learning

Dashe & Thomson

A friend of mine recently sent me a fascinating article titled “ The Shrinking of the Non-Social Web ” which contained some real eye-openers. Essentially the Web is not just evolving gradually as it absorbs the impact of smartphones and social media; it’s changing so radically that it might be better to look at what’s happening as the birth of an entirely new concept of internet interactivity and learning. A brief overview of the content of the article: Traditional use of the Web (i.e.

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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.

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

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 [.].

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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Engagification

Clark Quinn

The latest ‘flavor of the month’ is so-called gamification. Without claiming to be an expert in this area (tho’ with a bit of experience in game design), I have to say that I’ve some thoughts both positive and negative on this. So what is ‘gamification’?

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.

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

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?

Low-end tools: QR codes and SMS text messaging

Bottom-Line Performance

(We have created an 8-part comprehensive report containing a series of two-to-three page “briefs.” This is part 6: Low-end tools: QR codes and SMS text messaging. If you would like to see the collection in its entirety, click here.). mLearning does not have to involve an extensive budget. The use of QR codes or SMS text messaging offer viable options for creating meaningful learning experiences for people. QR Codes. QR stands for “quick response.”

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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.

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.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.