Responsive Web Design: Creating Content for Better User Experience


According to the leading news and information resource site Mashable 2013 is the year of Responsive Web Design (RWD). But with varying devices with different screen resolutions, it becomes increasingly difficult for web developers to make the content compatible with every device and, at the same time, provide a uniform user experience. To know more about RWD and how to utilize it to create a learner-centric mobile learning solution, write to

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Blogging in a Walled Garden

Experiencing eLearning

One of the features of Sakai that our team was looking for in a new LMS is a blogging tool. However, it does give us the option of blogging within the system. We’re still using those tools for some courses, depending on the content and activities, but we’re starting to integrate this internal blog into our activities. During the pilot of our new facilitator training course, I lurked in the forums during a heated debate about the use of the blog tool.

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Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. Design for Learning is written by Natalie Laderas-Kilkenny, a former coworker of mine who blogs on education and technology. Tracy Hamilton writes Discovery through eLearning.

How to get everyone to write like Ernest Hemingway

Making Change

When we talk about writing style, we can get bogged down in personal preferences that are hard to communicate. Many plain-English advocates suggest aiming for a score in the 60s, and that’s my preference, too (this blog post gets a 63). But changing your style to get a higher score can also have a profound effect on how the reader feels about you. Write active sentences that make clear who does what. Therefore, we should write at grade 16.

Understanding Web 2.0

Integrated Learnings

Do you know the reasoning behind why the world-wide web was created? As the web transformed over time people discovered that the ability to collaborate on projects over the web made it an even more powerful tool for sharing information. The ability to collaboratively work on documents, to share web services, and use software on the web instead of installing it on your computer is what many people refer to as web 2.0. Web 2.0 Web 2.0,

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Web 2.0 - A Tool for Driving Performance

Bottom-Line Performance

Yet there is fear and lack of knowledge in implementing and harnessing the power of one of the newest performance management tools – Web 2.0. My message to L&D – start educating your HR and operations managers on Web 2.0 Despite this goal, 23% of HR decision makers are unfamiliar with Web 2.0 Only 34% actively use Web 2.0 Further challenging the use of Web 2.0 There is no greater risk of Web 2.0 What the statistics show us is that Web 2.0

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Writing & Grammar Workshop: Funny? Do You Think That's Funny?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When writing training materials, I am always looking for new ways to introduce a lesson and keep the tone engaging. The introduction to a lesson needs to draw in the learners and get them motivated to continue the training, and the writing throughout the lesson has to keep their attention. To find an answer, I skimmed some of the writing in my shelf-full of training books. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script?

Who writes web content?

Clive on Learning

In the past ten years I have spent a great deal of time looking at the skills and competencies required to create good quality web content, including four years participating in European projects and defining role profiles, competency frameworks and curricula for a mysterious new profession that we called 'web content specialist'. Somebody had to be writing this stuff. Luckily, the rules that underly good quality web content creation are well established.

Blogging Strategies

Clark Quinn

The third week of Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals Free Online Course (you can jump in at any time) is all about Blogs for Learning. Interestingly, when I prepared the notes for this week, I was able to leverage what the course members had produced during the previous week on Social Bookmarks : [link] [link] [link] You can read in the link Blogs for Learning about my perspective on using Blogs for Learning and Networking.

Web 3.0 and onwards

Learning with e's

Web 3.0: I was invited by Vitalmeet to present my latest views on the future of the web in education, so I chose to talk about 'Web 3.0 - the way forward?' My Web 3.0 Even more valuable for me, many people commented and shared their ideas to me, which led to to write further blog posts, and publish a second, related post entitled Web x.0 Web 3.0 slideshare blog Web 3.0 The way forward?

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The Smart eXtended Web

Learning with 'e's

Will the Web recurse infinitely? In the world of learning, we are obsessed with questions about where education is heading next, how work based learning will be enhanced, and more effective methods of engaging learners. The Web has changed, evolving through a number of iterations, to become increasingly prescient not only about what we wish to search for, but also the context within which it is being searched. Now the Web is about to get even smarter. Where Web 1.0

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How to write an effective bug report? E-Learning experts on instructional design


zipBoard Digest How to write an effective bug report to make web development easier? What questions to answer before writing a bug report? E-Learning Experts On Instructional Design Right from understanding what is instructional design , its underlying theories, the various instructional design models … For weekly updates in your inbox, subscribe to our blog here. It’s a whiteboard for web development collaboration. How to write an effective bug report?

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

This is number 4 in the series of blog posts entitled 'Shaping Education for the Future.' The web is constantly changing. Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Doing this, they tend to engage more deeply with learning, and find themselves collaborating more and learning from each other, as a result of using Web 2.0

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Using Screenshots to Streamline Your Web Design Process

TechSmith Camtasia

Anyone who has been involved in the Web development process can likely attest to all of these aspects. Web design is a visual medium, and annotations are the most effective way to give feedback throughout the entire process. A lot of times writing or drawing out your ideas can be helpful, but software and web-based tools, like Balsamiq Mockups , are out there to help you as you get into the design process. Designs. Deadlines. And Differing Opinions.

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Tools for Effective Content Development

Your Training Edge

Undoubtedly the battle of the success of a blog or any website in general is played in the attractiveness, added value, originality and, ultimately, the quality of its contents. This effect generally occurs to a greater or lesser extent with any content and therefore it is more than advisable to use them wherever possible. So, without further ado, here is a list of tools that you can use for effective content development: 1.

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training by Jim on May 3, 2011 in social learning A continuing theme among my blog posts has been the difficulty of demonstrating the ROI of social learning initiatives. As she writes: “A recent Gallup study found that firms with engaged workforces have 2.6 And an Aberdeen Group study found that companies using Web 2.0

7 Best Practices for Effective Custom eLearning Content Development

Obsidian Learning

To effectively address the competency requirements, determine the appropriate delivery methods for the content. WBT: A custom web-based training (WBT) is a good solution for goals that need to be measured, for example when specific standards need to be met for external or internal compliance. For more information about writing objectives for custom eLearning, see our recent blog post. Every project begins the same way: with an identified client need.

7 Highly Effective Tips on Technical SEO

Hurix Digital

Within a matter of seconds, he was on a blog aptly titled ‘Top 10 destinations for a solo trip’. The blog transported him into a different world as he took in the sights of the pyramids of Egypt, the Moai statues of Easter Island and the Eiffel Tower of Paris. Tom soon realised this is not just a blog, it’s Travel The World website- a popular travel services startup. Also, a few well-written blogs can generate a lead. How did Tom land on the blog?

Blog Book Tour: Social Media for Trainers--stop #9

ID Reflections

#SoMe for Trainers: Beating the Forgetting Curve This is the 9th stop of the Blog Book Tour for Jane Bozarth's new book, S ocial Media for Trainers. With her focus on the main tools that have grabbed “global imagination” namely, Twitter, Facebook, Blogs and Wikis, Jane Bozarth writes a lucid, eminently readable account of what technology has to offer in terms of Social Media tools and their position in the sphere of learning.

Blog Book Tour Recap Week Three: hectic

Kapp Notes

Day Eleven: Randy Hinrichs at his 2b3D's blog. Had an entry titled Welcome to 2b3d 3D Learning Blog Time where he talked about the fact that "3D virtual learning is about the experience" and not about the technology. Take a few moments to view the video at A Blog Book Tour, Thinking Outside the Box. Day Thirteen: Tom Haskins at his blog Growing, Changing, Learning, Creating focused his blog entry on the structure of the book.

How to Write the Perfect Guest Post for OpenSesame


So you want to write a dynamic, beautiful, and absolutely fascinating guest post for OpenSesame? As a blog ranked in the top 25 elearning blogs , we receive many guest post pitches about a huge assortment of interesting topics and ideas. At the same time, we also want to ensure our blog continues to be a cornerstone of the elearning community containing only the most engaging, informative, and exciting content for our readers.

Time Spent on Blogging

Tony Karrer

is how much time I spend on blog reading and writing and how anyone can work that into their already too busy life. Some quick thoughts - Scanning Activity Replaced I likely spend an average of 30-45 minutes per day reading/writing that is part of what I call "scanning" which is staying up to speed on what's going on. Blog reading and writing as part of scanning has been a replacement of other activities that I used to do - reading magazines and books.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? In his recent Wired article (March 2011) “Better Living Through Games,” Clive Thompson describes how editors at UK’s Guardian newspaper created a web app videogame to involve the public in analyzing millions of pounds’ worth of bogus personal expenses filed by British politicians. To be effective the game must make work seem like play.

TCC09: Digital User-Generated Content and Our Emerging Digital Literacy

Experiencing eLearning

“Video mashing, game modding, Youtube, wikis, blogs, and the communities that rise up around them are becoming yet another facet of our communication landscape. But how effective are these expressions in communicating meaning? This preliminary study uses examples of digital user-generated content, specifically digital stories and movies, to examine the types of information that appear to convey effectively. Posted in e-Learning, Games & Simulations, Read/Write Web.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject.

Informal Learning Blog » Why wiki?

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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TCC09: Podcasting with Section 508

Experiencing eLearning

Method of delivery will be a hybrid podcast via the web with interaction either via email or a forum. free special effects can be downloaded. I’ve done this for SME interviews for our team blog–worked pretty well. Web pages. Posted in Accessibility, Higher Ed, Read/Write Web. Tags: Accessibility Higher Ed Read/Write Web tcc2009 TCC09 section 508 podcast Podcast logo. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities. He frequently shares about accessible elearning development through our Learning Dispatch blog and newsletter. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. It’s sometimes referred to as web-based training, sometimes as online training.

Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? I used this rule on a daily basis (though I did not realize it at the time) when I made a point to figure out what motivated my actors and the characters they were playing in order to more effectively direct and teach them. Likely you recited the phone number in your head, or even out loud, until you could write it down. Blog this!

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. It’s sometimes referred to as web-based training, sometimes as online training. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. In other words, it’s about creating an effective website.

Effective Training Visuals—Abstract to Concrete


We’re back with the fourth in a series of blog posts written to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering how well their visuals add to the effectiveness of the training. As a side note, we’re happy to note that Malamed is currently writing a new book specific to training and visuals. Check out her blog to keep up to date on her progress, and consider reading it out when it’s available.

EVENT BLOG: Client Day - Refresh, Revitalise, Rejuvenate!

Unicorn Training

Instructional design to being about effective and engaging learning will be broken down by Unicorn's own Sam Yates, the 2014 eLearning Designer of the Year before Stuart Jones, Director of IT, will unveil what new features and developments are in store for SkillsServe. Session 2 - Laura talks clients through how they can use our new eCreator authoring tool to make simple, effective and great quality learning in less time than your lunch!

How to Optimize the Adobe Connect Chat Pod for Better Experiences

MeetingOne on Webinars

In this blog, we’re going to offer you guidance for making the best use of your Adobe Connect chat pod. Anything you write in that tab will only be seen by the individuals in those groups. Effective Meetings eLearning MeetingOne Blog Support Blog Web Conferencing WebinarsAdobe Connect offers one of the most robust feature sets on the market.

Personalizing Web Access " WebTools For Learners

Web Tools for Learners

Using the web for communication, education, and business! Personalizing Web Access. Just as we have idiosyncrasies in the speech, how we do math, writing (think of handwriting), we develop different patterns for tools and how we use them. Later in the day I was working with some people who were not that efficient at using the web and wanted to show them what I regard as an essential web tool, , the social bookmarking application. blogs.

LIVE BLOG - Craig Weiss 'eLearning 2020' Seminar

Unicorn Training

User experience - gestures, do you have to write content specific to platform or cross-platform? Stuck with it - that's what hurting web-based training v IOT and it's because content looks rubbish. Companies think buying an authoring tool means they can create good eLearning but the skill is in creating that learning to be as effective as possible not the actual basic creation of a course. As gaming get more effective will be really exciting.