Microsoft So.cl: An Experiment In Social + Search + Learning

Upside Learning

Last week Microsoft launched a new network called so.cl – pronounced ‘social’ – which is being discussed all over the web. Microsoft has an investment in Facebook so it wouldn’t want to create a competitor to Facebook. Innovation Social Learning Microsoft So.cl

4 Implications of Microsoft’s Acquisition of LinkedIn

CommLab India

Microsoft’s recent acquisition of LinkedIn has created ripples in the world of technology. The Internet was inundated with articles analyzing the impact of the transaction, valued at 26.2 Microsoft could come up with an integrated talent management platform.

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Microsoft Office: 2013 Open for Preview

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Last week  Microsoft announced its latest version of Microsoft Office  and opened it for  customer preview.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft’s Nightmare, Training at Facebook and Google Shortens Attention Spans

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Topic 2: How do poor reviews of Microsoft Surface and Windows 8 affect the future of Microsoft? For many companies, it’s hard to imagine a work world without Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office. There is no doubt the internet affects the way we consume content.

Should You Update Your Internet Browser? (Hint: Yes!)

OpenSesame

Often when we encounter learners who are having trouble accessing our courses, it is as a result of Internet browser issues. I mean, yes, I knew that a browser is what you use to access the Internet, but I didn’t know much beyond that.) Browsers also affect Internet speed and how new technology is displayed. For example, Microsoft no longer supports Internet Explorer 6 (even though it still runs on certain operating systems).

The browser you loved to hate

E-Learning Provocateur

That’s the tag line for Microsoft’s latest promo for that much maligned browser, Internet Explorer. In other words, it’s un-Microsoft. browsers browser humor humour Internet Internet Explorer Microsoft the browser you loved to hate web

Apple, Google, Microsoft, and the Race for Artificial Intelligence

eLearningMind

Apple has Siri; Microsoft has Cortana; Amazon has Echo; and Google is looking for Google Home to be the next big thing in artificial intelligence. Where Apple (and Microsoft and Amazon, for that matter) fall short is that their AI requires human prompts to work. The post Apple, Google, Microsoft, and the Race for Artificial Intelligence appeared first on eLearning Mind | Custom eLearning Solutions.

The browser you loved to hate

E-Learning Provocateur

That’s the tag line for Microsoft’s latest promo for that much maligned browser, Internet Explorer. In other words, it’s un-Microsoft. browsers browser humor humour Internet Explorer Microsoft the browser you loved to hate

Is your elearning ready for IE11?

Kineo

So, I know you've probably only just got over the news that Microsoft were dropping support for Windows XP - but I'm afraid to say I've got more bad news for you on that front: Microsoft is ending support for all previous versions of Internet Explorer, except for the most recent IE11 version.

Do You Walk To Work or Carry Your Lunch? Putting Content Into Context. Part II.

Social Learning

When verbally describing performance support I have referred to it as a Microsoft-Help- that-actually-works. I don’t know about you – but I have used Microsoft Help only a couple of times and it is a very frustrating exercise.

Is Microsoft Surface a Major Step Backward for mLearning?

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The tech world has been buzzing about Microsoft’s announcement of the new Surface tablet. Microsoft Surface is supposed to do everything and more… but did Microsoft miss the point when it comes to creating a truly “mobile” experience?

Is Microsoft Surface a Major Step Backward for mLearning?

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The tech world has been buzzing about Microsoft’s announcement of the new Surface tablet. Microsoft Surface is supposed to do everything and more… but did Microsoft miss the point when it comes to creating a truly “mobile” experience?

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Her advice and designs have been used by organizations that include Microsoft, Pfizer, the US Army, Barclays, and the US Department of the Interior. I think the ability of people to solve their own problems has increased dramatically with the internet, and instructional designers need to go with that flow.

Unified Organizational Strategy

The Peformance Improvement

This cartoon by Manu Cornet first made the internet rounds a couple of years ago but still has relevance today. It appeared again in a recent issue of The New York Times business section as part of a story about the reorganization of Microsoft. .

Gamification in ACTION

Learnnovators

Elevation of Privilege – a card game developed at Microsoft to help developers learn threat modeling (security vulnerability analysis) in a gameful way.

eLearning: Attention, Attention!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

According to Microsoft and an article  published online by Time , we now lose our concentration in a mere  8 seconds. by Kevin Siegel        A few years ago I wrote about the  perfect playtime for an eLearning lesson (or module).

Skills of Gamers, Microsoft Build Keynote, and Compliance Training: This Week on #BLPLearn

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Microsoft Build Keynote. Watch Microsoft’s Three-hour Build Keynote in Just Nine Minutes. #BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community.

How are you going to “add new value” to your eLearning?

Coffee and Design

For example, take Microsoft, Google, and Facebook to name some small ones. Both Microsoft, Google, and Facebook would not be as successful as they are today if they hadn’t succeeded in both of these. Microsoft is more than just an OS provider.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft Touchscreens, Developing HTML5 Apps and March Madness Apps

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Microsoft seems to be spending more money and talking about R&D more than anyone these days. What do you think of Microsoft’s increased R&D efforts? Microsoft is Talking About the Future A lot. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.

Microsoft Office 2013

E-learning Uncovered

Unless you’ve been buried so deep in an e-learning project you haven’t come up for air, you’re probably aware that Microsoft released to consumers the new version of Office last week. Most questions about the new Microsoft Office sound something like this, “Are Office 365 and Office 2013 the same thing? Office 365 is Microsoft’s attempt to move to a subscription model for software as opposed to “pay once, install once, use as long as you want.”

How To Fill The Void of Missing Powerpoint Clipart

eLearning Brothers

Due to the “internet of things,” Microsoft Office decided to kill off their Clipart library in December 2014. From what we can tell, the main reasons for this move by Microsoft is three-fold.

Internet Safety: Educational programs for parents and kids

Take an e-Learning Break

12% of 9-16 year olds say they have been bothered or upset by something on the internet… however, 56% of parents whose child has received nasty or hurtful messages online are not aware of this. Here are some safe Internet resources I found - please share them with your children, family and friends.We link] AT&T's Safety Land is a nice game through which kids learn and practice recognizing danger on the Internet.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Is Facebook the next Microsoft?

Learning Visions

Thursday, July 26, 2007 Is Facebook the next Microsoft? Have you seen this article from TechCrunch: Could Facebook Become The Next Microsoft? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:14 PM Labels: facebook 2comments: Davidsaid. No, Google is. They have collaborative Apps, tons of free services and they let developers/anyone run freely with their widgets.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft Acquires Yammer, Jane McGonigal’s SuperBetter #g4c and Apple’s New Podcast App

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Microsoft Acquires Yammer – Enterprise Social Media on the Rise. Microsoft has taken noticed and acquired the service, undoubtedly to integrate it into the Microsoft Office suite of products. Article: Microsoft Purchases Yammer for $1.2

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft Acquires Yammer, Jane McGonigal’s SuperBetter #g4c and Apple’s New Podcast App

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Microsoft Acquires Yammer – Enterprise Social Media on the Rise. Microsoft has taken noticed and acquired the service, undoubtedly to integrate it into the Microsoft Office suite of products. Article: Microsoft Purchases Yammer for $1.2

20 eLearning Blogs You Simply Have to Bookmark

eLearning Brothers

As a speaker and adviser she is in very high demand, and her impressive resume includes companies such as Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, FedEx, and even the American Government, amongst a multitude of others. One of the most socially shared eLearning blogs on the internet.

It’s Happening…

Tom Spiglanin

While only a few defended the L&D department as being necessary, Jane also included the thoughts of her Internet Time Alliance colleagues who took a more moderate view.

Is your elearning ready for IE11?

Kineo

So, I know you've probably only just got over the news that Microsoft were dropping support for Windows XP - but I'm afraid to say I've got more bad news for you on that front: Microsoft is ending support for all previous versions of Internet Explorer, except for the most recent IE11 version.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Internet-enabled Physical Simulators: There’s not much more to add from what we said last year, other than that we’ve participated in a pilot that used xAPI to connect a Laerdal simulator to a learning management system, and we’ve read of another similar pilot.

5 ELearning Trends You Should Know

LearnDash

More Emphasis on Active Learning - In its raw early form, elearning looked a lot like Microsoft PowerPoint wrapped in a pretty package. Think about the number of infographics that are floating around the internet today. Elearning has evolved quite a bit in the past 10 years. Everything from the way the courses are presented to the images used within them (remember ClipArt?). What constitutes quality elearning design and delivery is as cyclical as the fashion industry.

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One Step Behind

eLearning 24-7

Another cool capability available today, is internet television, whereas you can view in real time programming from around the world, free – via your browser. Lets make no mistake that companies such as Google, Microsoft (already a player in the education sector) and especially Apple could make this happen – immediately. e-learning e-learning vendors elearning m-learning craig weiss E-Learning 24/7 future mobile learning streaming from internet technology

Future Technologies – Get Ready because they could change the way we learn online

eLearning 24-7

Uh, IoT – internet of things. IoT) – Internet of Things. Internet Plus. In China, they are working on “Internet Plus” . “Internet Plus” integrates mobile net, cloud computing, big data and IoT to help in the development of e-commerce among other things. What if “Internet Plus”, is used for online learning instead? Say out loud learning technology and the two words just seem not to go together. Learning?

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Working with Screen Readers

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

According to Microsoft , "Windows 8 has built-in  assistive technologies  that work with both Windows 8 applications, and with desktop software to provide seamless access to the entire Windows experience." You want your software to be compatible with the basics of your computer--word processing applications, internet, email, PDF reading--but not all screen readers are.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

However, your output may not be Section 508-compliant unless it is viewed with Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer is the only browser with support for MSAA (Microsoft Active Accessibility). or later, be aware that JAWS sometimes does not clear the Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) tree. by Kevin Siegel    Several years ago I was in Canada teaching Captivate for a large Toronto-based company.