Simple but Powerful Tips to Become a Productive Writer

Your Training Edge

Use pen & paper instead of laptop. We use laptops and writing programs to type. Maybe it is time to make your writing more personal, so for the shorter projects just work using pen and paper. You don’t have to write very long projects on paper using your pen. Simply use pen and paper for coming up with creative phrases, for making your drafts and outlines, for scribbling your ideas and more.

How to Build a Mobile-Ready Training Program for Pharmaceutical Industry


It is the result of well-designed training programs that employees working in the pharmaceutical industry have knowledge of all the products and we get medicines that fit our needs. On the other hand, creating a mobile-ready training program for pharmaceutical company and employees will give them access to training materials at any time, via any device and multiple number of times. A mobile-based training program can help provide just-in-time information whenever there is a need.

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How Game-based Learning Can Assist Various Compliance Programs

CommLab India

Be it employee disinterest or the lack-luster compliance programs themselves; you can’t deny the fact compliance training least bothers the workforce. For example, any employee who tries to use a pen drive found unclaimed in the parking lot may puts the confidential data of his organization at a risk. Compliance training is a huge mountain for Chief Compliance Officers to conquer, an unfamiliar, hostile terrain.

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). This is not affiliated with the Mobile Learning Engine program further down below. and using C# for the primary programming language. PENS Testing Resources - for those who are interested in this interoperability standard created by the folks from AICC, back in 05.

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). This is not affiliated with the Mobile Learning Engine program further down below. and using C# for the primary programming language. PENS Testing Resources - for those who are interested in this interoperability standard created by the folks from AICC, back in 05.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

WYSIWYG/HTML/Javascript/maybe CSS options as well, perhaps even additional programming languages you can incorporate, a full package of capabilities inc. PENS was created in 2005 by AICC as a new interoperability standard. programming languages like CSS and can create and manipulate in that language. As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit.

Developer Diaries: Using a Drawing Tablet Instead of a Mouse

eLearning Brothers

The obvious program for a tablet is Photoshop. Other programs may not need the drawing ability of a tablet, but, it still feels more natural. Using a pen puts your hand in a better alignment, more of a ‘handshake position’. A pen is much lighter than a mouse. My hand isn’t as tired at the end of the day with a pen as it is with the mouse. I can even do this on a per program basis. I have mine set up to cover two monitors set on Pen Mode.

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New to Docebo LMS: 9 ways to supercharge your online training platform


feeling after completing a formal training program, we developed Coach and Share, a powerful new elearning module for our enterprise customers that lets you finally integrate social and experiential learning with the learning management system. PENS Support: With the addition of our Lectora integration, we also added support for the PENS elearning standard. Read our blog to see how PENS makes the content author’s life easier with streamlined content publishing.

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Using Social Networking in Education


As such, it just makes sense for education programs to adopt them as well another tool for teaching. While there are a variety of ways these programs can be used, some specific examples include: Having student website programs. 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.

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #9

Upside Learning

Color Picker by Korean designer Jin-sun Park is a concept pen that can scan colors from anything around and instantly use the color for drawing. After placing the pen against an object, the user just presses the scan button. HipLogic.

How to Blend Education and Social Technologies


Creating student website programs. Have students participate in online pen pal or other international programs. Have a teacher/principle online community (Easy to do with programs like BuddyPress). One thing is certain, social networks are here and will not be going anywhere anytime soon. However, what was once seen as a form of escapism is now beginning to be taken quite seriously by many different industries.

How Live Webinars Can Help in Running Interactive Online Courses

Academy of Mine

A live webinar is an internet based interactive program where a presenter can reach out to specific audience through his electronic devices such as PC, tablet, smartphones, etc. Live webinars create a prospect where the subscribers/users can actively share, survey, talk, debate and inquire the presenter or others about the program. White Boarding: On White Boards, users can bring out their creative sides by using a virtual pen and scribble anything they want to share with others.

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The E-Learning Foundations Intensive: Day 1


This two-day program is designed for folks who are new to the world of eLearning. That being said, the word ‘Intensive’ in the title of this program is no understatement!

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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Note taking any where

Moodle Journal

I was talking to one of my colleagues recently who, with some enthusiasm has embraced the idea of eLearning to such an extent that all of his students now arrive at class not with a notebook and pen, but a wireless enabled laptop!

The ROI Disease is Killing L&D

eLearning Alchemy

If you work in L&D, it’s going to happen: You’ll be sitting at your desk basking in the glow of a learning program that was delivered flawlessly. Poke yourself in the eye with a pen, start bleeding profusely, and get taken to emergency to avoid the question; B.) They don’t believe enough in L&D to trust the efficacy of learning programs (and they’re right not to). That is, to build a training program, live or online, that learners can learn from.

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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 to train productivity at work: Top experts reveal their employee productivity formula


Speaking of which… Tip #3: Create a tailor-made productivity program. A typical approach to productivity-improvement programs for companies is to select one planner or one methodology and train everybody on how to use it … Survey your most productive workers.

Learning Management Practices that Sabotage Scalability

Absorb LMS

Organizations that move from managing training manually using spreadsheets or pen and paper to using a learning management system (LMS) invariably see improved efficiency and cost savings. If the time needed to manage a specific learning program drops from 100 hours when managed manually to 25 hours managed using a learning management system, it’s a cause for celebration. You’re often using Outlook or other e-mail programs to communicate with learners.

CBS features ProProfs: Secrets of online training


In the article, Sameer pens down some excellent tips on how businesses and trainers can “maximize the benefits of an online training program “ How to make the most of an online training program. Test learners’ knowledge: Back up you online training programs with relevant and effective online assessments and tests , which help you to measure the progress of your learners.


Freebie Friday: Storyboard Template


You can storyboard in a lot of different programs—from Microsoft PowerPoint to and more. I actually start with pen and paper to create very simplistic storyboards. When was the last time you made a storyboard? I love making storyboards because they align perfectly with my level of drawing skills—arrows and stick figures! Our Community Manager and resident instructional design guru, Jennifer Valley, says, “I try to storyboard everything I do.

Give Your Photos Some Artistic Flair with Snagit 11

TechSmith Camtasia

Just download , unzip, and add the entire folder to your Snagit Stamps folder here: C:Program Files (x86)TechSmithSnagit 11Stamps. 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. However, at times you might enjoy a more hands-on, creative approach to working with your photos.

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How (and Why) You Should Run an E-Learning Prototype


A feature you thought would be easy to program may turn out to be more complicated, or you may hit an unexpected snag in the development process that requires an expansion of your budget. You can begin building your prototypes with pen and paper, and switch to an interactive medium such as PowerPoint once your ideas begin to take a more definite shape. Why you should build and test a workable model of your course early in the design process.

Ways to Make Your Team More Productive When There Isn’t a Pressing Deadline

Your Training Edge

Aine Brookes, the content department manager for Top Writers Review spoke on the matter: “Simple employee-of-the-week or month programs can do wonders for productivity across the office floor. There is no need to do everything the old way with pen and paper. No matter the scale of the project or the importance of a client for your company, it can be difficult to motivate employees into productivity without imposing deadlines on them.

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Collaborative Learning in Spite of Organizational Walls – June #LCBQ

Dashe & Thomson

I’ve thought about this question off and on for about a week now, and it is time to put pen to paper, or rather hands to keyboard. One is a large international food manufacturer for whom I’ve designed and developed many SAP training programs over the past decade. The work for this client has involved the redesign and development of a national training program for employees of companies who sell the alternative fuel.

Learning and Development Articles of Interest

Kapp Notes

Recently a colleague of mine and an alumni of Bloomsburg University's Instructional Technology program both had articles published. Second, Bloomsburg University alum Shawn Rosler penned a piece in ASTD's T&D Magazine titled Trimming the Fat: Using a Practical Eye for an Academic Process.

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The ICE Cube Engagement Induction Framework (Part II)


This is the second and last post of the series – Planning the perfect induction program for your company. I would suggest getting a pen and paper for this. The bank is looking to revamp the program to make it more effective while optimizing logistics and cost. Break down the learning into phases and arrange for the resources which you would need to ensure that this program runs smoothly.


GBL 2010 – Recap (Day 2 Part 1): Serious Games

Upside Learning

I have been thinking about penning this one for a couple of weeks now, but just couldn’t do sooner. She also demonstrated the Patient Rescue program that they are working on for the NHS. And as I worked on this one I realized some of them have already faded away from my memory.

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The Basics of Blended Learning

Your Training Edge

For a trainer who is just starting to blend, the magnitude of computer programs, web tools and learning management systems that are now readily available, is overwhelming. So determine one piece of technology that can complement your program, and begin with that. She used it to replace many of the pen-and-paper assignments with vibrant online discussion, debates, writing tasks and collaborative team work.

What Can A Great Naval Tradition Teach Us About Non-Traditional Training?

But as many companies are struggling to see real impact from their training programs in general, it makes sense to look at other parts of the military’s education – the nuts and bolts, unsexy, everyday system that keeps the machine going. As a result, there are few examples of mature, field-tested programs out there. It’s hard to find specific records because it’s all paper and pen. Tips for business that want to start their own SOJT programs.

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Learnnovators, a leading e-learning company in India, has Clark Quinn, one of the most prominent ‘E-learning Gurus’, penning a blog series for them on deeper elearning design. Chennai (India). The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning that really works. In the first post, Clark discusses the important role a good objective plays in making a learning experience design truly effective.

10 Reasons to Attend the 2016 Lectora User Conference


You’ll take home bright new ideas for your courses, your training programs, and your future. Last year we gave away two iPads and a Livescribe pen! Thinking about registering for the LUC 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, this May? Here are 10 reasons we think you should. Engaging breakout sessions with real-world case studies. Presenters from the American Red Cross, United Airlines, the Centers for Disease Control, and more.

Create Mathcasts Using Snagit

TechSmith Camtasia

In the Snagit Capture window, go to Tools > Program Preferences. Click on the Program Options tab and uncheck Hide Snagit before capturing. On the Draw tab select the pen tool and choose one of the preset writing styles or choose your own by adjusting the properties in the outline menu. Start solving your math problem using the pen tool and your mouse, explaining your process as you go. Step One: Preparing Your Image.

A Conversation with Author Catherine Lombardozzi

Kapp Notes

And she has recently penned a new book. Lombardozzi: In the earlier part of my career, integrating all these strategies for learning meant that you designed a full scale intervention with all these customized pieces – company-specific training courses, resource materials, mentoring program, projects, etc. – all aligned as part of a comprehensive program.

Moodle training news

Moodle Journal

And so if all does indeed go according to plan, in the coming year you will be able to provide students timetabled into those rooms with standard Word style electronic hand-outs distributed from the vle, very nice, very smooth, much better than issuing ball point pens; by the way the original patent for these was issued on 30 October 1888 , to John Loud. A comment that drew a somewhat frowned expression, to which I replied - book into my Moodle phase 3 training program, you will enjoy it.

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Simple Learning Solutions

Association eLearning

A year or so back, I was part of a mentoring program at my alma mater. Instead, I showed up on meet and greet day with a sheet of paper and a pen. That simple list became our goal sheet and roadmap for the rest of the program. They were pairing current students with recent graduates to help them with life skills that aren’t usually taught in class. I loved the idea and started making lesson plans and brainstorming activities for my future mentee.

7 Tips for Increasing eLearning Utilization


You start by implementing an learning management system (LMS), selecting needed courses, structuring and organizing content but those are just the first steps to creating a successful learning program. Internal communication : Communicate early and often with learners about your training program. eLearning open house : Invite employees to an elearning open house to demonstrate how to access the learning program, demo courses, and answer their questions.