Note-taking: Keyboard or Pen? The Verdict of Science!


Between keyboard and pen note-taking, which method is the most effective for learning? But since “progress cannot be stopped,” as they say, and since we can now opt for the intelligent digital pen, this question is just as relevant for technophiles.


Tips for Creating Effective E-Learning Assessments

Origin Learning

Let us begin with an analogy: If training is a medicine, assessment is a mechanism to ascertain the effectiveness of that medicine. Simply putting them through objective type tests could well be achieved through pen and paper.

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TechSmith Camtasia: Recording Effects

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

However, using Camtasia's Effects Toolbar, you can add several attention-grabbing visuals while you are recording your video. After the  3-2-1  countdown, the  Effects  tools appear on the Recording toolbar.

Top 10 Effective Time Management Tactics

Your Training Edge

Therefore, effective time management is a must. The following are the top 10 effective time management tactics you can employ to maintain a balanced lifestyle while you study. You can either use a paper and pen or an online calendar.

Ways to be an Effective Student

Your Training Edge

Here in this blog, we going to discuss some ideas and tips that will help you out to be an effective student and all your hard work will turn into smart work. To be an effective student is very important to plan your studies.

PENS – Why your LMS and Authoring Tool Solution should include it

eLearning 24-7

In 2005, PENS was launched by AICC but did not initially gain wide acceptance. Before we jump into PENS, let’s begin in the authoring tool industry. PENS Time. Can you provide some insight into PENS? Without SCORM PENS has nothing to work with. PENS Overview.


eLearning Content Development for Effective Training

Hurix Digital

Which of the two methods do you think is more feasible and effective? eLearning training is not only beneficial and cost-effective for the business, but also it comes with an array of opportunities. The courses that can be taught online effectively.

Four Instructional Design Lessons Inspired by the Lord of the Rings

Allen Interactions

The pen may be mightier, but it definitely lacks the same “cool” factor. Instructional Design Effective e-Learning Design Learner Centric Design Learner Motivation e-Learning Instructional DesignBy Kody Jackson, MA, Instructional Writer Intern.

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How to Develop Effective Microlearning

Ed App

Here are some activities one needs to perform to ensure that the microlearning course is developed efficiently and is rolled out effectively: Plan the training goal. Use mind-mapping apps or just plain paper-and-pen to the map the information. The learning is effective only if the learner can relate to the content provided in the training. The post How to Develop Effective Microlearning appeared first on EdApp Microlearning Blog.

Be an HR Superstar: Secrets to Effective Workplace Learning

eThink Education

With all this emphasis on workplace learning, the question arises: How do companies and organizations make learning more effective? An o pen-source LMS is the best choice for future-proof ing and personalizing workplace learning.

Online Tutoring: One Has to Understand its Benefits and Effects


In short, those contribute to the teachers being train online effectively and promote continuous training. The online tutor provides you the most effective online assignment help. As with face-to-face tutoring, effectiveness depends on the actual tutoring.

Create Depth of Field Special Effects With Snagit 12 – Part 2

TechSmith Camtasia

In this tutorial, create interesting depth of field background effects while highlighting the photo’s main subject. Select Tools tab > Drawing Tools group > Pen tool. Select Image tab > Styles group box > Effects arrow > Shadow arrow > More Shadows.

Video Fatigue is Real


Some are choosing to enter Zoom calls with their camera turned off and audio muted, others are using fun video effects to take pressure off and are deft at limiting the amount of video calls they participate in. When you’re tuning into a business meeting, use your phone and focus on listening and taking paper-and-pen notes rather than doing “double screen”. We are experiencing a time of great uncertainty.

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Want to Improve Learning? Take a Break…

Adobe Captivate

You take good five hours to hold the pen in your [.]. eLearning ideas Learning Rapid Authoring rapid elearning Zeigarnik EffectYou’re watching your favorite daily soap on T.V. and just before an important plot unveils, the commercial break jumps in. You have to write an article and have a lot of cool ideas in your mind, but you don’t know where to start from. eLearning this week Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5


Best practice instead of malpractice

Challenge to Learn

She then got a marker pen out and drew a big arrow on my right forearm pointing towards the shoulder. This was to make sure I had surgery on the correct shoulder, I immediately loved the effectiveness of this solution. Although I couldn’t find out the exact origins of the excellent marker pen solution (leave me a comment if you happen to know), I still think it’s one of the ‘best’ best practices that I’ve come across.

Three themes at Learning Technologies 2012

Good To Great

It’s all too easy to give in to business requests for ‘click Next to continue’ e-learning or to allow dense, dry subject matter to become an excuse for ‘crapathy’ Keeping the end users front and centre in mind helps to deliver engaging, effective learning. Learning and training creativity effectiveness engagement innovation inspiration learning lt2012This year’s Learning Technologies event was a bit different from previous years for me.

The Art of Taking Notes


The average speech rate is 150 words per minute, while our writing ability is limited to about 27 words per minute… No wonder effective note-taking is not an easy exercise! Get your pens ready. As we saw in the article Note-taking: Keyboard or Pen?


Using Social Networking in Education


With so many people using social networks, how are the schools effectively using them to reach students and enhance the learning experience? Online pen pal programs. Most people would probably assume that today social networking and education are now pretty interrelated.

Is the Learning Tech Industry Failing Us or Are We Failing Ourselves?


If only we could have that shiny new technology, our training program would be so much more effective.” They don’t know how to use a pen knife to sharpen a pencil. Pen and ink will never replace the pencil. Students today depend upon these expensive fountain pens.

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5 Thanksgiving Gifts Your Employees Will Love

CommLab India

It is a good idea to present your staff members the daily planner Hello Life , which enables them schedule their activities effectively, this Thanksgiving. A fountain pen for elegant executive writing.

Step 6: #Sketchnotes: Action, Emotion, Color, and Adornments


Adding action or movement to a sketchnote is little extra lines that take no more than a flick of your pen to create. Depending on the flick of your pen they could be Hites, Vites, Dites, or Briffits. The first is another pen in a different color ink such as red or blue.


Instructional Designers: How to Pick Your SME's Brain in an Interview

SHIFT eLearning

The SME may be a software programmer or a marketing analyst in your company, a professor, doctor, or a best-selling author who has penned books of encyclopedic proportions on the course matter.

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Shocking outcomes from ATD research on Instructional design

Challenge to Learn

Are the still using pen and paper? Funding, measuring of effectiveness, technologies and keeping up with developments are among the other top 10 challenges.

eXSpace exploration

Learning with e's

The boards can identify what colour pen the teacher is holding, and can also sense for example, when someone has walked into the room (whereupon it automatically readies itself for use). However, picking up the red pen and then replacing it in the black pen socket didn't help matters.


Affinity Designer, and Bezier: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

Basically, it’s Adobe Illustrator only if you were also able to do the very core features (drawing, textures, make selections, adjustment effects, etc) of Photoshop on top of vector illustrations all within the same program.

Give Your Photos Some Artistic Flair with Snagit 11

TechSmith Camtasia

I know there are TONS of really great apps out there that let you add amazing effects to your photos with just one click. Snagit allows you to add some terrific photo effects using the basic tools and some photo masking stamps.

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How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

Absorb LMS

Keeping and contributing regularly to a personal learning journal can be an effective way to encourage reflection and develop critical thinking skills. Second, the act of putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) engages our brains. Remember reflection?

E-learning tools and technologies used in online training

Your Training Edge

When thinking about studying, many people still imagine a traditional boring classroom with whiteboard, desks, notebooks and pens. Actually, Harvard researches find this tool more effective and engaging than PowerPoint.

Attract and Retain Millennial Employees with LMS Collaborative Learning Features


In 2014, Sanjeev Agrawal, the founder and chief executive of Collegefeed and former global head of product marketing at Google, penned an article titled Six Reasons Millennials are Actually the Best Workers.

The ROI Disease is Killing L&D

eLearning Alchemy

Poke yourself in the eye with a pen, start bleeding profusely, and get taken to emergency to avoid the question; B.) Their primary objective is to produce learning that is effective. Length: 1032 words. Reading Time: ~ 5 minutes.

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Using Games and Avatars to Change Learner Behavior

Kapp Notes

After the game was over, participants waited as the researcher then “accidently” spilled a cup of pens a few feet away. No former virtual world helicopter passengers helped pick up the spilled pens. A recent article in Wired presented an interesting research finding.

Silicon Valley Parents Question Value of Technology in Learning. Should We?

Dashe & Thomson

the school’s chief teaching tools are anything but high-tech: pens and paper, knitting needles and, occasionally, mud. What’s clear to me, however, is that we still have a lot to learn about how technology best serves learning and how to clearly measure and assert its effectiveness.

Practicing Shortcuts, CrazyTalk Animation, and Working with SMEs: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

I wanted to find something that was effective — but ideally would also be fun to help him remain engaged and as enthusiastic as possible. #BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community.

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Ways to Make Your Team More Productive When There Isn’t a Pressing Deadline

Your Training Edge

There is no need to do everything the old way with pen and paper. Even smaller rewards such as concert tickets or paid-for restaurant dinner for the top performers will have a positive effect on making sure that your team is productive.

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How to train productivity at work: Top experts reveal their employee productivity formula


Dr. Melissa Gratias is a productivity coach, author, and speaker, who helps people be more effective at work. Engage them in the process of educating and mentoring others on how to be effective in your organization.”. Tip #4: Workforce productivity and the power of pen and paper.