18 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 11

Upside Learning

The last week saw Facebook announcing the launch of its first cell phone, followed by Twitter launching its own version of Facebook’s ‘mutual friends’. Talks how games are not just fun and engaging, but bring about effective learning as well.

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7 principles of 21st-century learning and elearning


In its Innovative Learning Environments project, the OECD has identified seven principles that should be integrated into any learning environment to ensure that it is truly effective and relevant to the needs of 21st-century learners. Are we really good at multitasking?

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Top 4 Digital Publishing Trends You Need to Know


Business book publishers, for instance, have sought new ways to turn simple business eBooks into enhanced versions that will give readers a great reading experience. Audiobooks can give people with limited reading time the chance to listen to their favorite books while multitasking.

Mobile Training Madness: Break Out of The Outdated Workplace Training Model


a version of this post was published by Training Mag ). Now, of course, there is some overlap in time due to multitasking, but there is no question we spend a big chunk of time on our phones. Training materials aren’t going to be effective if they consist of hours-long drawn-out PowerPoints with flat voiceovers that are about as exciting as a congressional filibuster. Multitasking.

Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?

360 Training

Many devices and industry-standard elearning tools offer simple and effective software for recording audio. The free version, in addition to recording audio, offers undos, normalization of audio levels, fade ins and fade outs, control of audio quality, and control of export format.

10 Point Checklist for Publishing Higher Education Textbooks


Audio files enable students to listen to the course content while multitasking and videos are known to keep the users engaged. So, if the digital version of the higher education textbooks is priced high, students probably may not purchase it. Related: Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum. The medium of higher education textbook consumption has shifted from physical books to digital devices. This shift demanded an immediate change in the publishing process.

Training Program Design: Keys to Success


That way outdated courses and training manuals will be replaced with the latest versions. If you have an existing training program in place, make sure to ask open-ended questions about the effectiveness of this platform. Fewer chances for multitasking and decreased focus.

The Importance of Engagement in Elearning


According to Business 2 Community, online training software loses its effectiveness and value if the viewers aren’t engaged. Business 2 Community recommended beginning with pilot programs and test versions of your software to gauge how engaging it is.

Embracing Mindfulness as a Corporate Leadership Strategy


Improved attention and awareness help employees perform better by focusing on the present and reducing the negative effects of stress. And the research is quite impressive: Mindfulness leads to better concentration, staying on task and multitasking.

Ted Nelson’s Unbook

Jay Cross

The World Wide Web (another imitation of paper) trivialises our original hypertext model with one-way ever-breaking links and no management of version or contents.&# [1] Wired magazine called it the “longest-running vaporware story in the history of the computer industry&#.

Helping Consultants, Experts, and Coaches Smash Through Personal and Professional Plateaus with David Shriner-Cahn


An effective strategy Chris shares for taking down those roadblocks is to embrace that you don’t know everything and may not even be asking the right questions. I’ve got one more, I’ll just do the short version with you.

Mentoring Without Barriers

CLO Magazine

Today’s version is more of a collaboration and learning strategy that can help people gain skills and information they need in real time to do their jobs better Whether it’s called modern, social, online or e-mentoring, mentoring as practiced in companies today is not the same as what was used a generation ago. Millennials born between 1981 and 2000 are hopeful, multitasking Web surfers. Traditional mentoring was one older expert grooming a younger one for a specific role.

Kevin Bruny: Man of the People

CLO Magazine

For that, Chesterfield won the state’s version of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, and a decade later, its total quality system served as the prototype for development of the nonprofit version of Baldrige. Chesterfield is also experimenting with mobile learning, helping employees transition with online resources such as “iPhone Orientation: Multitasking on the iPhone.” Learning effectiveness is measured using the Kirkpatrick model.

O Collaboration - Where Art Thou?

The Learning Circuits

I believe that for any effective learning event (events come together to form a continuous learning experience) a structure of before/during/after applies. For example during university my most effective classes were the ones that we prepared for ahead of time by reading the materials and then came to class ready to discuss. The same principles still apply online because they apply to effective learning , regardless of the delivery medium.