My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

I noticed that I use more and more social media tools and different tools to communicate. I decided to share the list with remaining tools with you. Here are some of the tools I use: I write this blog in WordPress. There is another tool like it; Zite.

Authoring Tool Trends for 2017

eLearning 24-7

The authoring tool industry continues to evolve. I won’t regurgitate everything that appeared and did not for that matter in the authoring tool space as a whole in 2016, but a few have crossed over in a positive light, which is pushing trend. With other tools via API.

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25 eLearning Tools You Need Now


It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best eLearning tools. The team at LearnUpon organizes eLearning projects and helps customers with course content every day. What are the eLearning tools you need.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Half of Companies Blocking Facebook Christy Tucker has been musing on Social Networking as LMS: Problems and Opportunities. One real problem is corporate fear of social networking tools. Im no Facebook super-user and I havent experienced a huge time suck from it, but I suppose its possible. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

In this guide, we share the steps, activities, and tools you can use to. design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. eLearning—and it looks great and seems to tick all the. problem?

7 Essential Skills & Training Tools For Trainers


And, are there tools of training and development you should know about? Then, we’ll recommend some of the best tools for training that trainers can use to simplify workloads as well as enhance their courses. The must-have tools for trainers: Content authoring tool.

25 eLearning tools you need to have


It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. The team at LearnUpon organizes eLearning projects and helps customers with course content every day. Best productivity tools for eLearning. Tool: Trello.

Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

With the growth of tablet devices, authoring tools are having to re-invent themselves, yet again. It’s nothing new —just another step in the continual evolution we’ve seen since the early 1990s, when authoring tools were first introduced to help eLearning professionals create and deliver learning. Over the years, these tools have had to balance ease-of-use with the ability to create a robust learning experience. The Rise of Authoring Tools.

ReviewLink: Online Review Tool for Lectora

Integrated Learnings

An important step in eLearning course development is getting feedback and approval from key stakeholders such as subject matter experts and other team members. To address these types of problems, Trivantis has included a web-based review service with Lectora X.6 Solving the course distribution problem alone makes it well worth the upgrade in my opinion. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company.

15+ Online Meeting Tools Compatible with DigitalChalk

DigitalChalk eLearning

What specific tools can you use with this feature? There are so many online meeting tools nowadays that it can be a bit overwhelming. We’ve created a list of online meeting tools compatible with DigitalChalk’s ILT feature. Its sister tool, GoToWebinar , is also fully compatible.

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85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators


What’s important is that you have faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.’. As an online instructor, you need to decide what kind of tools and resources you want to use for your online school. You might want to start with simple tools and grow into more professional premium tools as you go along making higher quality online courses. Authoring Tools.

Tools That Took the EdTech Industry by Storm


But with the introduction of teaching and management tools in education technology, teaching and evaluating processes have become streamlined. There is certainly no shortage of tech-based tools to use in the e-learning industry today. The Rise of the Need for Ed Tech Tools.

7 Tech Tools & Skills Trainers Must Have


Are you hiring someone for developing eLearning training programs for your organization? No matter which way you go in eLearning, you need to have a few basic skills to make it. Social Media for eLearning.

Features You Need to Know About eLearning Search Functions

Your Training Edge

To help eradicate this problem, today we’re going to explore some of the most need-to-know search functions on eLearning platforms to ensure everyone can find exactly what they’re looking for easily. How to make videos for Facebook.

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Learning the ‘Dinosaur’ way!

Origin Learning

Then, is it not better to use the visual medium as a learning tool ? Using this as an effective tool, the learning chapters of a company can become a vital component of its growth plans.

What Makes eLearning Boring?

Integrated Learnings

In this post, we’ll look at what we do too much of, resulting in boring eLearning. Though it may not be practical to avoid text completely in eLearning, we can minimize it through diagrams, images that communicate, and occasional videos. Instead of telling learners all they need to know, pull them into an activity, or a problem to solve, early in the lesson. This means that filling eLearning slides with detailed steps and tips is probably unnecessary. By Shelley A.

Discovering Adobe InDesign for eLearning

Integrated Learnings

If you have been developing eLearning for any period of time, you have probably used several of Adobe’s applications to create engaging and interactive courses. You can create and edit images for your eLearning using Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator. Recently, however, I stumbled across another great tool in the Adobe family – Adobe InDesign. InDesign is not for creating eLearning or SCORM -compliant standalone courses. By Dean Hawkinson.

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How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

What tools should you use? Then Coursera, Udacity, and edX popularized discussion boards, similar to what is used in non-MOOC elearning. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. Another difference is the number of social media tools used in a given course.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2015


Each year we list our top tools for learning to try in the new year. And now, in our third year of this series, we have collected 300 tools to choose from. OpenSesame — Compare, preview, and evaluate more than 20,000 elearning courses.

Accomplish Spaced Learning with eLearning

Integrated Learnings

The flexibility eLearning offers makes it a practical way to accomplish spaced learning within a training design. With the flexibility of time and geography that eLearning offers, reinforcing content repeatedly over time becomes more feasible. The next week, you might prompt learners to complete an eLearning exercise of more basic and intermediate scenarios. If you've used eLearning with a spaced learning design, how did it work out? By Shelley A. Gable.


Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Being connected through Twitter or Facebook or other networks has obviously had an affect on us, we are all more informed (?) I also acknowledge that I have been part of the above problem too, which is why I’m annoyed.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. These tools give us a way to connect with people faster and more easily than ever before. The real discovery came when they posed problems for various employees to solve.

eLearning in a Geodesic World

Integrated Learnings

For eLearning, it shifts our paradigm from a course being a learning “event” to creating an entire learning environment in which the eLearning course is only a piece of the learning. Traditional classroom and eLearning environments come from this thinking. By Dean Hawkinson.

The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

In my opinion, giving a learner a self-study eLearning program as their only form of training or support is not much different than handing them a manual to read with some exercises. Then you have a problem with approval codes, another help desk call.

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Jaime Casap – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools as enabling and supporting capabilities in pursuit of creating powerful learning models. In addition to that, we are building tools that we think could be useful for accessing that information and making sense of that information: Google Apps for Education , for example, is a suite of tools that can help you access information and make sense of it. What problem spins in their head?

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eLearning Cyclops: A Priest, A Rabbi and an Instructional Designer.

eLearning Cyclops

eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Free eLearning. Of course stakeholders come to training departments all the time demanding training and we need to look at the problem first as Jay Cross was quick to point out. This does not solve the problem, but reiterates the need for a more effective development timeline and approach. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Future location of eLearning Cyclops.

How to Use Social Media for E-Learning


Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc. Some of the most popular social media platforms that can be used as e-learning platforms are: Facebook. Social Media as a Promotion Tool.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Many of these tools and services are free or have a free trial period, which can encourage you to experiment in a small way at first. It also integrates with a few open source eLearning tools. Google Collaboration Tools. Share this on Facebook Share this on

How to Reduce the File Size of your eLearning Images


In this post, we give you a basic explanation of image compression and share some of the best tools that make compressing images easy. There are a number of reasons why compressing your eLearning images is a good idea. That’s a simple problem to solve.

Top 3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing eLearning for Your Association

Association eLearning

A major issue in the news lately is the “skills-gap” problem. For years, associations have played a critical role in addressing the skills gap problem by providing professional and continuing education for their members. We’ll discuss the various level of eLearning in a future post.

Project Management for eLearning Professionals

Integrated Learnings

In this post, I address some of the critical things we need to be aware of in project management and a few tools to use along the way. Are you simply creating a web-based course, or are you partnering it with a job aid or online reference tool? Tools for a Project Plan A common software used for project management is Microsoft Project. You can use colored text and other formatting and formula tools to draw out certain milestones or information.

GE TV: Craig Weiss on the Future of the LMS and Authoring Tools Markets

Growth Engineering

At E-Learning 24/7, Craig acts as an eLearning analyst, advisor and consultant for buyers and suppliers alike. If that hasn’t convinced you, for two years in a row, Craig has been named as the world’s most influential person in the eLearning industry ! Facebook, big deal.

Top eLearning Trends for 2016

DigitalChalk eLearning

Experts predict that the market of eLearning in the US can reach $27.1 With eLearing expanding so rapidly, no one considers it surprising when new trends of this niche appear, and when teachers, tutors, and educators are eager to know what the latest eLearning trends are.

Keep It Casual: Crafting Better Informal eLearning Experiences


Whether you’re short on time, learner motivation, or just need to improve your learning culture, informal eLearning experiences offer a fresh, less rigorous way of thinking about learning. More Than eLearning With Its Shoes Off. Why Choose Informal eLearning Experiences?

Story-Based Learning: How Good Storytelling In eLearning Can Engage Learners In A Meaningful Way

Adobe Captivate

Story-Based Learning: How Good Storytelling In eLearning Can Engage Learners In A Meaningful Way. The impact of good stories in eLearning or any form of learning need not be emphasized more thanks to their successful adoption over the years.