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


Between keyboard and pen note-taking, which method is the most effective for learning? Before the advent of the intelligent digital pen, this question would not have been of any interest to a majority of young learners – and many not so young – for whom the laptop is an essential working tool. 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. Not only does it serve as feedback for the effectiveness of the e-learning course, it also helps employees stay motivated and on track with respect to their personal career goals. Simply putting them through objective type tests could well be achieved through pen and paper.


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Top 10 Personalized Gifts For Colleague


As a business owner, if you choose to gift customized T-shirts to your team members, it proves to be an effective promotional activity as well. Lifestyle chocolate boxes customised drinkware diwali gifts engraved metal pens festive gifting personalised gifts premium drinkware

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. Enable the  Effects  toolbar by choosing  Tools > Recording toolbars  and selecting  Effects  (click the  OK  button to close the Recording toolbars dialog box). After the  3-2-1  countdown, the  Effects  tools appear on the Recording toolbar.

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. If you want to be effective then you need to be efficient and if you need to be efficient then don’t let yourself panic just work smartly. eLearning Featured Posts effective student group study routine schedule

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. In the past year, I have seen a wider number of vendors including the PENS course standard, which in my opinion, enables anyone who builds courses, a streamlined and fast process for publishing into a LMS/learning platform. Before we jump into PENS, let’s begin in the authoring tool industry. PENS Time. Can you provide some insight into PENS? PENS Overview. PENS Specs.


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. Instructional design is a lot like The Lord of the Rings. This isn’t the most obvious of comparisons, I’ll admit. Everyone in Middle Earth, after all, rides around on horses. We certainly don’t get to do that here at Allen

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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.

Weapon of choice

Learning with 'e's

My one weapon of choice is a dry wipe board and some pens. If there was nothing else, I could still conduct all my lessons using a board and pen. There are so many things you can do with a whiteboard and pens. Hopefully we can start a discussion thread about the effectiveness of different technologies, media and tools for education! attachment Digital dry wipe board education email interactive learning pens teaching Technology whiteboard

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.

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. Make the canvas larger, fill with black, and apply a slight Perspective effect. The post Create Depth of Field Special Effects With Snagit 12 – Part 2 appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

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.

I’m Writing a Second Edition of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook!

Tim Slade

Initially, I had planned on leaving the current version of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook as-is, and pen a totally separate book, focused on instructional design for eLearning.

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.

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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eLearning & Training: How Long is Too Long?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. The student sat motionless, with eyes shut for about a minute and a half, pen still poised. So eLearning lessons can last anywhere between 15 and 20 minutes and still be effective, yes?

Does Online Training Work?


What activities are currently being utilized, and are they effective? The assessment will allow you to develop new objectives and goals that are truly effective. Online courses are cost-effective and can be utilized efficiently.

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.

Adobe Captivate & eLearning: How Long is Too Long?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. The student sat motionless, with eyes shut for about a minute and a half, pen still poised.     So eLearning lessons can last anywhere between 15 and 20 minutes and still be effective, yes?

A 5-Step Guide to Create an Employee Onboarding Plan

Infopro Learning

If you are looking to improve your employee retention rates, implementing an effective onboarding plan might be the answer you’re looking for. Determine the Most Effective Ways to Teach Them. Once you know what your employees need to learn to be successful in their new positions, you can figure out the most effective way to teach them. Company merchandises like stickers, pens or anything with the company logo on it.

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Moving from Onboarding to “Warm Welcomes”

Learning Rebels

The Wynhurst Group found that effectively onboarded new hires were 58% more likely to still be with their employer after three years. Water bottle, notebook, pen, tote bag, gift card for a favorite lunch place, company shirt etc.

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Virtual Onboarding: How To Do It Right


Finally, you can gift your new employees a “Welcome Kit,” company-branded elements (such as cup, notebook, pen, badge, laptop sleeve, etc.) Introduction.

The Top 5 Ways to Transform Your Sales Team into a Sales-Enabled Organization


Interactive and collaboration tools for your sales team can also do wonders for an effectively managed sales funnel. If you’re still doing things the old-fashioned pen-to-paper way, it’s time to upgrade. Employ effective data analytics tools to reap the benefits of this.

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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. Social networking platforms are part of mainstream culture. As such, it just makes sense for education programs to adopt them as well another tool for teaching.

Janison expands its schools assessment portfolio by acquiring Year 11 & 12 exam specialists QATs


transition online from pen-and-paper, Janison will be well-placed to provide the Janison Insights test player environment – the same experience as NAPLAN Online , NSW Check-In , VALID , Best Start and the Australian Science Innovation exams – all running on the same online platform. This enables us to provide teachers, parents, schools and education systems with invaluable data on which to aid learning, effectively allocate resources, and ultimately unlock the potential in every learner.”.

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. They can no longer write with a straight pen and nib (not to mention sharpening their own quills). – Ball point pens will be the ruin of education in our country.

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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? the pen wins hands down on the keyboard when it comes to promoting learning. This is one of the objectives of effective note-taking: that notes be usable as they are!


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. Similar to Action, effects are extra additions to your sketches to add meaning to sketch or concept. This post is not about color theory but is about how to effectively use color in your sketchnotes. The first is another pen in a different color ink such as red or blue.


Top 10 onboarding kit ideas

Ed App

Onboarding kit idea #6 – Pens and Notepad. Another good idea for an onboarding kit is to include a nice notepad as well as pens. Rather than typical ballpoint pens, you can make a better impression with something like a fountain pen. Why Use Onboarding Kits?

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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. This magnificent fountain pen from ZenZoi comes with a gift case and ink refill converter that draws ink directly from the ink bottle.

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. The study provides empirical evidence that interactive digital games are more effective than non-interactive presentation modes in influencing people’s empathic reactions to social issues.[3]. A recent article in Wired presented an interesting research finding.

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. Here we will review the key steps you can take before and during, the interview to maximize its effectiveness.


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. The ATD published a report on Instructional design: “Instructional design now: a new age of learning and beyond” They did a survey among 1120 learning professionals. I find outcomes of this report shocking.

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. To add some dramatic flair to this image, I used Snagit’s Color Effects, the Masking stamps, and the Pen tool. I know there are TONS of really great apps out there that let you add amazing effects to your photos with just one click.

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Saffron Insights: how our designers use wireframing to make your learning more successful

Saffron Interactive

Before the designer even thinks about putting pen to paper, using design-based thinking , we can ensure we know the why of the learning layout before we even get to the how. But what effect will using a wireframe have on learners? We often keep it simple with pen and paper drawings. Besides from being quick they can be equally as effective as digital wireframes. Evaluate overall effectiveness of the page layout against usability best practices.


Self-publishing Checklist for New Authors


Here, in this article, we provide a self-publishing checklist for new authors to effectively launch their books. Either take a clean break or go through what you have already penned down and introspect on it. Authoring a book is not just penning a story.

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. My link is a simple and fun game that teaches you how to create with and master the Bézier pen tool, a popular tool in graphic design and found in the tools of many image-based authoring tools.

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? That’s something we used to do occasionally before we all became addicted to checking our Web-enabled devices every few minutes for our much-needed digital data fixes.