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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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.

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.

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.

A 5-Step Guide to Create an Employee Onboarding Plan

Infopro Learning

The best onboarding programs focus on a few key strategies. Plan Pre-Boarding Activities The most successful onboarding programs start during the recruiting phase and last for more than 90 days. Successful onboarding programs include the following activities: Welcome email from new teammates. Company merchandises like stickers, pens or anything with the company logo on it. One way you can do this is by implementing a buddy or mentor program.

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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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Does Online Training Work?


Another advantage eLearning (also known as web-based training) has is that all the trainees will use the same program, which means that training materials are standardized and easy to update. Online training is a software teaching program that you install on your computer.

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.

New L&D Etiquette Guide: Sir Lennington’s Handbook of Manners


He has carved off a slice of his very precious time to pen to you this letter: Dear Reader of the SAP Litmos Blog, By the very nature of your interest in this fine blog, I applaud your inherent sense of taste and your clear intellectual esteem.

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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.

Top 10 onboarding kit ideas

Ed App

Onboarding kit idea #6 – Pens and Notepad. Another good idea for an onboarding kit is to include a nice notepad as well as pens. Rather than typical ballpoint pens, you can make a better impression with something like a fountain pen. Why Use Onboarding Kits?

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Virtual Onboarding: How To Do It Right


This could include webinars, online resources, video conferences, virtual interactive programs/exercises, and so on, which the new hires can access using their desktop/smartphone/tablet. Introduction.

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. The color is being detected by the color sensor and the RGB cartridge of the pen mixes the required inks to create the target color. Central to this effort has been the launch of a new User Experience program and resources for designers. HipLogic.

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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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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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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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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! Brent’s response was showing a slide with a quote from 1907 where “they” said the pencil will never replace pen and ink either!

Gear-Up for the Right eLearning Solutions for the organizations!


Some of these tools to pen are —-. We concede for the application of learning programs through classroom, blended approach, virtual, online, and mobile delivery mode. eLearning is playing a vital role in learning and development today.

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! So what is this all leading up to, go back to pen and paper, no.

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.

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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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.


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.

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.

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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Welcome kit: How to onboard remote employees


That way, you can make sure all the programs and software they need are already installed and you can be more confident their computer won’t crash every time they have to be on a Zoom call. Notebook/pen: Notebooks and pens may feel like a superfluous item when all the work is done online.

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.

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.

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.

Saffron Insights: how our designers use wireframing to make your learning more successful

Saffron Interactive

Before the designer even thinks about putting pen to paper, using design-based thinking , we can ensure we know the why of the learning layout before we even get to the how. We often keep it simple with pen and paper drawings. Determine web development and programming requirements. There’s a lot that happens behind the scenes when designers begin to conceptualise a new project.


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.

Things to know about employee surveys


Here is how the backbone of such a program should look like: Get a good understanding of business goals and talent management strategy and tools. The current business environment is an overwhelmingly dynamic one.

Discovering Innovation for training – Industrial Companies!


The Industrial Companies faces lot of challenges like lack of skilled workers, maintaining the right inventory levels, manual handling and safety, lack of apt documentation, lack of awareness on digital transformation are some to pen. This process is done with the help of a program that stimulates fire and extinguishing effects. Industrial Companies are bestowed with large set-up, heavy equipment’s, several employees, tough maintenance and troubleshooting.

Stand by Me: The Latest Innovative Employee Retention Strategies


Adapt your learning and development program to embrace remote workers. On-the-job training, mentorships, and leadership development programs can help professionals develop the skills they need for advancement. Freelancer Vickie An penned a recent article for Inc.