The Music of Your Sphere – The Multiple Ways Your Brain is Wired for Music


He believed that this correlation was part of a harmonic relationship that connects everything in the universe, which he called The Music of the Spheres. But music isn’t just a single sound. Using brain imaging technologies, including fMRI and PET scans, neuroscientists have discovered that music engages multiple parts of the brain. Playing a Musical Instrument Changes Your Brain. you should consider incorporating music into your program.

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Royalty Free Music for eLearning


Recently a fellow member of the Instructional Design & E-Learning Professionals' Group (14K+ of members) asked " If anyone know of where to find royalty free background music for training? " As you can understand this question was the inspiration for the following list that contains Royalty Free Music websites for eLearning. Royalty Free Music Library is proud to offer one of the largest offerings of online broadcast-quality royalty free music anywhere on the web.

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Introducing the Kadenze Virtual Studio: A new teaching space for a new challenge


Specialist areas such as skills-based learning in music and other creative arts need to have the right equipment and ‘feel’ to provide the best learning environment. Image courtesy of Michael Dziedzic on Unsplash.

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Pop Music Good for Studies

Marcia Conner

Are you listening to music while you read this? The new app, Coffitivity , reminded me how much I prefer music to coffee shop chatter and airport terminal clatter (although I admit to having creative bursts with both in the background). Studying to loud pop music may help children in school. At least that’s what British researchers found when they divided 11,000 children into three groups to listen to a pop radio station, classical music, and a discussion program.

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Imagined futures 3: Music

Learning with 'e's

I was particularly fascinated with the room full of vintage synthesisers, and spent quite some time tinkering with them, programming them and playing them. The DX7 was one of the first digital commercially available (affordable) polyphonic synthesisers to be equipped with MIDI - or Musical Instrument Digital Interface. Today, looking back on these retro musical instruments, it's easy to see how they laid the ground work for future digital music.

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7 Tips To Create a Killer Onboarding Training Programs

Your Training Edge

But according to research done by a consulting firm BCG, companies with a structured onboarding training program in place have the opportunity to double their profit margins and revenue growth. This is because having a robust onboarding training program ensures that the new candidate is productive and has improved on-the-job performance. . with a good onboarding training program. Here Are A Few Tips On How To Design An Effective Onboarding Training Program.

How Would Hamilton Launch a Learning Program?


For those of you who aren’t familiar, 'Hamilton' is a musical created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, based on the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton. Now, with a Disney+ subscription, people can experience the musical for the first time from the comfort of their couch. I was lucky enough to see the musical when it played in San Francisco. One of the most important parts of launching a learning program is getting people within your organization excited about it.

How an eLearning Platform can Enhance Your Professional Development Program


There are text-filled books even for subjects like painting and music! The traditional learning experience comprises reading and remembering page after page of text. But for a complete learning experience, reading books and sitting through lectures is not enough. Students also need first-hand experience of the concepts, or what is called learning by doing. Also [.] Read More

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How Healthy is Your Educational Program?


Pop-up tree stands are appearing along every highway, and the sounds of Christmas music pierce the air wherever you go. We’ve got you covered as YourMembership, a member of the Community Brands family – alongside Abila – has the health check assessment you need to determine how healthy your education program is today, and tips to consider as you plan your association’s educational strategy for the new year. Do you reiterate offerings and programs to members?

Giving a go to whiteboard animations in your training program


There are two aspects to be minded here – the voice-over narration, aimed at giving a human touch to the electronic content, and the background music that is supposed to help create realistic scenarios and deliver the most powerful impact. The post Giving a go to whiteboard animations in your training program appeared first on MATRIX Blog. What a great time to be an instructional designer!

How Leadership Skills are Being Taught in Modern Training Programs

Your Training Edge

This is why; leadership training programs are organized all across the world so that the trainees can come to know what is it that is missing in them and making their life a bit difficult as a leader. The world of leadership has gone through a transformation, and accordingly, the training programs are changed to meet the demands. A number of activities, therefore, are being used in training programs to make leaders the better managers of people than that of tasks assigned to them.

Using Bloxels to Teach Programming, Adobe Digital Trends Report, and Video Branching Scenarios: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

Now that introductions are out of the way, let’s dive in to this week’s articles: Teaching Programming to Kids: Bloxels. So, we’ve shared a few links before about creative ways to teach programming to kids. One of the most intriguing, and I would wager useful, methods is to show abstract programming concepts as physical objects to manipulate. Bloxels is another toy/app combo that aims to bring the basics of programming to young minds.

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How to Motivate Your Employees for Learning and Development

Your Training Edge

Invest in Mentoring Programs. Whether you need to motivate new hires or experienced workers, providing a mentoring program is a great way to provide a well-rounded training as mentees can get assistance fast. All in all, investing in mentoring programs gets positive results. Outside of work, Hugh is a coffee-addict and music lover. eLearning Featured Featured Posts career opportunities corporate training mentoring programs

11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)

Kapp Notes

If you are thinking of creating an educational game but don't want to invest a lot of money, you can try out these free software programs (or free for 30 days in some cases), some are 2D and some are 3D. Also, if you are in a large organization and thinking of implementing a "serious game," you may want to develop a prototype using one of these software programs to see how it plays before sinking a lot of money into the project.

10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Sometimes we need background music or sound effects. If you have some money you can always buy background music and sound effects on CD. When I did video production, we had a CD binder that held about 200 disks full of just about any music style you would need. Here are a few sites that offer sound effects and free music. Free Music Archive. Another idea is to contact an independent artist who may give you permission to use some music.

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How to use Training Programs to Build your Brand

The Learning Dispatch

Your customers are tuning out - they are ignoring emails, downloading and listening to music through iTunes, Spotify , Rhapsody, using DVR's to fast forward through commercials. How do you get their attention? How do you gain their trust to build your brand? Innovative solutions are often created by utilizing approaches or techniques that are commonplace in one field to solve problems in another.

#songsincode - Learning Programming Logic

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

There is a strange elegance to programming code that only certain people understand. Programming is similar to writing in that you can do something in MANY lines of code and it will work. But if you TRULY understand advanced programming logic you can do the exact same "something" in 1 or 2 lines. I see a wonderful connection between #songsincode and learning programming logic. The point is that everyone loves music and musical lyrics have patterns.

Hey, That's Social Learning!

Dashe & Thomson

by Jolene on December 14, 2010 in social learning Recently I witnessed a fabulous and fascinating display of social learning – a high school chamber music concert. Ive been creating training and e-Learning programs for over 20 years, serving as an instructional designer, writer, developer, and project manager. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Hey, That’s Social Learning!

Hey, That's Social Learning! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

by Jolene on December 14, 2010 in social learning Recently I witnessed a fabulous and fascinating display of social learning – a high school chamber music concert. Ive been creating training and e-Learning programs for over 20 years, serving as an instructional designer, writer, developer, and project manager. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Hey, That’s Social Learning!

Training Workers to Use Software Systems with Screen Recording Software Programs

Convergence Training

We watch movies online and we listen to music online. Workers often have to use software program at work. Let’s learn more about these software programs. But in reality, you’ll probably have to teach employees a bunch of different software programs. So, one handy thing you could do is create an instructional “how-to” video for each of those software programs at work and then put all of those videos your LMS.

How to Design Programs Around Outcomes, Unlock Flipped Classrooms, and More with Course Launcher Ellen Martin


How to design programs around outcomes, unlock flipped classrooms, and more with course launcher Ellen Martin in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of the LifterLMS team. Personalization and individualized help are what really bring a course program together and add value to your students’ lives. You want to take a course on cooking, or how to learn a musical instrument, or become an entrepreneur? What’s your overall program?

5 Ways to Create Effective Interactive Training Content


Creating interactive training conten t ensures that the employees are engaged in the training program. If not a voice over, then add some pleasant music in the background. If at some point the learner feels that this is not going the right way, allow them to reset the simulation program so that they can apply their renewed ideas and figure out how to deal with the situation. Before you decide to go for a game-based learning program, you must first finalize your objectives.

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


According to you, the many theories such as learning styles, MBTI, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), 70-20-10, etc., It’s as poetic as a music teacher guiding her student on how to play a piano, with no interventions and interferences. ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Founding Director – The More Than Blended Learning Company): Clive Shepherd is a consultant learning technologist.

Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

I started thinking about this during a program on Accelerated Learning at the Minnesota Chapter of the International Society of Performance Improvement (MNISPI). Then I remembered a series of highly successful training programs designed to address the three learning styles at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The audience for the training programs was junior high school students, and the purpose was to learn about works of art in the museum’s collection.

How to build the best employee wellness program


Building the best employee wellness program doesn’t need an HR expert—you just need to care about your team and start from a positive place. Our experts have created this guide for you to build the best employee wellness program from anywhere, for any team.

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3 Reasons to Invest in Leadership Development

Infopro Learning

Every once in great while, a musical prodigy will be born with the raw talent to re-write our understanding of sound without formal education. But for the clear majority of musicians, they had some natural musical ability, but then needed development and education to create beautiful and insightful song. Most people with some natural inclination towards leadership can be groomed and nurtured with the right training and coaching programs into effective organizational leaders.

How to build the best employee wellness program


Building the best employee wellness program doesn’t need an HR expert—you just need to care about your team and start from a positive place. Our experts have created this guide for you to build the best employee wellness program from anywhere, for any team. How can building an employee wellness program benefit your business? There are several ways to offer an employee wellness program, but it all starts with communication.

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5 Integral Elements of Emotionally and Socially Engaging Learning Videos

Obsidian Learning

Is it to get you excited about signing up for a development program? Paired music. Music can create powerful social and emotional connections. Have you ever watched a scary movie without the music? Music can have a huge impact on your overall response to a video, so taking the time to select compositions that fit both the mood and message is crucial. Look back to the video’s intent to get some perspective on the emotion(s) you want to invoke musically.

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Skills Series: A Beginner’s Guide to JavaScript

General Assembly

Learn about the programming language that’s essential to nearly every action you take online. JavaScript is essential to nearly every action you take online, whether it’s entering credit card information, streaming videos and music, or interacting on social networks, just for starters. It’s the programming language used to make web pages interactive?—?and JavaScript allows developers to perform many basic tasks common to a wide variety of programming languages.

Our eLearners are suffering from information glut. What does this mean for our eLearning designs?

Coffee and Design

How in the world do we find new music and still keep the excitement and thrill of the hunt that we once had? Here is Questlove on How to Find Music You’ll Fall in Love With? Discovering new music was always an act of revolution for me. When I was 5, it was in my parents’ house, sitting near a stack of records I wasn’t allowed to touch, waiting for whatever was next on the turntable, whether it was Stevie Wonder’s Music of My Mind or the O’Jays’ Ship Ahoy.

Delivering Personalized Learning with LXPs

Origin Fractal LXP

Instead of being forced to follow a pre-defined learning path with off-the-shelf learning programs designed in a standard template format; it makes sense in investing in customized learning solutions that can be personalized as per the learners’ requirements. Studies have shown that by personalizing learning, the levels of learner engagement improve and so does the retention of the learning acquired through the training program. Do you use a Spotify premium account to stream music?

Six Reasons Why You Should Learn C#


C# - it''s not just a musical note. Now, it’s arguably one of the most valuable programming languages to learn - and here’s why. First introduced in 2000 alongside Microsoft''s.Net framework, it’s been through five versions and one (now-retired) mascot named Andy. C# is more popular than ever. IT Certification

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Productive Disruption: Kadenze’s Silver Lining in the Cloud


Students then carry increased debt as they pursue the best staff, best networks, best career prospects, best facilities, best athletics programs and so on. Firstly, Kadenze partners with institutions to produce online courses to interface with existing programs on campus.

Could e-learning content be the key to solving your corporate learning challenges?


Relaying this back to business partnerships, if customers and partners begin to feel their learning programs are lacking synergy, structure, tailored experiences, and ease of use, they will not feel confident in the business they are doing with you.

TechSmith Helps Recording Artist Connect with Fans and Producers

TechSmith Camtasia

Jessika Dawn is a vocalist within the dance music community. She also uses Snagit when working with producers to make sure her music is perfect. Jessika is able to share her music with fans around the world quickly and easily with social media. More importantly, Jessika is able to make personal connections with those who enjoy her music. “I I like to use Snagit to share updates about my music with fans,” said Jessika. “I

19 Kick-Butt Tools for ELearning


YouSendIt: Elearning files are huge, so that’s why having a program like YouSendIt will save you the headache of sending limits. Free music Archive: Another resoure fo finding the music you need. Everyone likes nifty tips, tricks, and tools – so how about 19 of them!

Q&A: World of Learning Institute


How is the WOL Institute different from other language education programs in the market? How has CourseArc played a role in your ability to support your students, and grow your program? Q&A: World of Learning Institute.

Revisiting Learning Styles

Experiencing eLearning

I admit that when I was taught learning styles in my education program, I didn’t question it. As a music teacher, that might mean something like teaching rhythms through multiple channels. If I was teaching music today, I’d do that same kind of lesson, just not because of learning styles. That’s all based on the Kodály method , which does have research support (at least as far as I know; I haven’t dug into it since I rarely teach music anymore).

First Steps on My Instructional Design Journey

Experiencing eLearning

It was January of my first year teaching K-12 music and band. We taught parallel sections of a music appreciation course, but we needed to write the content ourselves. I loved the opportunity to stretch the band students with some music theory and history, but wasn’t quite sure how I’d manage with no textbooks, no curriculum materials, and no budget. The choir teacher also taught a section of music appreciation, so at least I had someone to collaborate with.

TECHSMITH CAMTASIA:?Version 2018 Released

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

 There’s also a paid subscription to an assets library where you’ll have access to hundreds of thousands of additional royalty-free videos, intros, music, and more. If you’re under a maintenance program, you are also eligible for a free upgrade of Camtasia 2018.”. TechSmith recently announced the release of Camtasia 2018 and there’s much to cheer. Among the improvements in version 2018:   Enhanced Library & Subscription Service Offering Thousands More.