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Our Many Hats

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Videographer and Editor - Everything from taking and editing videos to editing videos others were nice enough to provide. eLearning Designers wear many hats – some by choice, some placed upon us. Here are the hats I wear because I need these skills as an eLearning one-person shop. Those on the second list are ones placed upon me either because they are skills I can adapt my elearning skills to or because assumptions are made (e.g., you are an IT guy, right?).

Using Gagne's 9 Events of Learning in e-Learning

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Provide learning guidance - This is an opportunity for the learner to apply the learned knowledge or skill, but with guidance. Unlike classroom training you cannot directly gauge the challenges the learner is having and any feedback provided is pre-scripted.

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Using #Characters in eLearning, Part 1

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So, I hope these posts demonstrate how characters can be weaved into a learning design to engage course participants, personalize learning, add entertainment value, provide an avenue for the learner to interact more directly with the content, and lend greater depth and realism to courses.

There is No "PowerPoint"

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So, the moral of the story is let your SMEs know up front about the development tools you will use and what deliverables can and will be provided. So often I get a call from subject matter experts (SME) and other stakeholders regarding elearning courses asking, "Can''t you just send me the PowerPoint?" My answer of "There is no PowerPoint" is usually not received well and followed by a tone of disbelief.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture

Using #Infographics

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So what better way to provide a refresher than an Infographic that highlights and visualizes its important features? For a course I am currently completing, I included an infographic. The course is an overview of a new line of business at my org. I knew that for many, especially those not directly involved in the new line, retaining detailed knowledge about it will be a challenge as time passes.

Getting Started in eLearning

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develop courses that do not provide effective instruction, do not address the audience''s learning needs, etc.). Plus, blogs often provide opportunities to pick the brains of many knowledgeable practitioners. I think like most people in our field, I am often asked how to get started in eLearning. Well, the eLearning Industry site has released " How to Become an eLearning Professional ," an ebook of tips for people interested in getting started.

Some #DevLearn Thoughts and Resources

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Although I do not have the time needed to write a very lengthy post about my wonderful DevLearn experience, I at least want to post a bit about some of the things that impressed me and also provide some post-conference resources. I''ve been catching up at work since my trip to the DevLearn Conference.

eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course ? Part 2.

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I also was provided a second work PC with Windows 7 and Office 2010 loaded on it. I am providing a link so you may see a copy of the course design plan (CDP). eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy.

Understanding Skill Based Learning for Business

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture

eLearning Cyclops: Introducing Right Click Rick

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By also having a strong social media presence, I hope to provide as much ease of access as possible for anyone wanting to learn a few new computer tips and tricks. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy.

eLearning Cyclops: One More Thing to Add - Big Question #LCBQ

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If you read my last post you may remember I am currently in a situation where training must be provided on very short notice and I listed how I am attempting to get this done. on the LMS and/or intranet - again providing direct links. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Monday, May 23, 2011. One More Thing to Add - Big Question #LCBQ.

eLearning Cyclops: Making It Over The Wall #LCBQ

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Social media provides access to an immense amount of informal learning and direct access to experts outside the organization walls. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Monday, June 13, 2011.

Reflecting on My 2010 Blog Posts and Happy New Year

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Hopefully it provided a dose of prevention. Over at the Learning Circuits' Big Question it is time once again to reflect on the past year. So, I took a look at my most popular posts during 2010. FYI: I used eLearningLearning to identify my "Best of" posts according to social indicators.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. Seven Simple Secrets to.

Are You Playing e-Learning/LMS Help-desk?

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Provide clear information on the LMS, Intranet, course announcements of whom to contact if assistance is needed. Also provide links to help pages and job aids. Hopefully, these will relieve the influx of calls and also provide quicker resolutions for anyone taking your courses.

Frankenstein Course Development

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Articulate - Presenter and Quizmaker are providing the assessment and an ease of packaging it as a SCORM compliant course. I am currently creating a course and as usual it involves numerous development tools. This course consists of using three main tools.

Voice Over in e-Learning, Sometimes

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Provide a mute button for those that find the voice-over to be just a distraction (again, make text available). However, make sure both text and narration provide the same instruction, but not exact word for word.

Making Tweeps

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These are where Tweeps in a specific community, like learning and development or health care providers, etc. I will applaud great service from stores and restaurants, but I also provide my criticisms when necessary. I having been using Twitter for several years now and still loving it. The only issue I have are the challenges of getting others to adopt it. For me, Twitter is a great tool in my personal life and also a fantastic workplace tool.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Live face to face: You may use a F2F training provider. Typically, the training provider will run anything from an afternoon session to a several day workshop, focusing on topics like coaching or managing performance. provide strong content and then sit back and hope.

Google App Inventor - Make Apps/m-Learning

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Here is a video Google provides showing the development of a very simple app. Google also provides descriptions of examples that have been developed. Google is releasing App Inventor for Android. You can find it listed at Google Labs and can learn more about it at [link].

Adobe Flash on Your Google TV

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They even have a page regarding designing websites for TV that provides some guidance on designing Flash for Google TV. I have talked in the past about Adobe Flash coming to TV and the potential impact on e-Learning ( Adobe Flash on TV and Adobe Flash on TV - Update ).

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Sign-offs for e-Learning Courses

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Either way, I find that a sign-off provides confidence for me and my team that the course meets the approval and needs of the stakeholder, the content is accurate, and that we have a commitment from the stakeholders/SMEs for future reviews.

How Many Americans (U.S.) Have Broadband Access?

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Here are some of the charts included in the report, which provide insight into broadband access in the United States including demographic information. Over the years in corporate training departments I have been a bit spoiled when it comes to having an audience with a high speed connection.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

this report provides you with a little. but has provided skills or knowledge that have actually. provide timely value for the business. to provide, and where, when and how can it be accessed? how to use the tools that’ll provide them. provide you with the answers.

Innovative Uses of Mobile Devices in Health Sciences

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Not only do these innovations increase the ability to provide better healthcare in the developing world, but also has great potential in mobile learning (m-learning).

Baltimore's Bid for Google Fiber

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You can also provide support for Baltimore's bid , if interested. Baltimore has put in a bid for Google Fiber , which is Google's experiment to select one or more trial locations for a ultra high speed fiber network.

m-Learning e-Book "New Technologies, New Pedagogies: Mobile Learning in Higher Education"

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This book provides examples of m-learning implementation and concludes with some recommended design principles for m-learning.

Free and Easy Chart Creation Tool

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ChartGo.com provides an incredibly easy to use web-based tool for creating charts, including bar, pie, line and area charts. They also provide numerous avenues of sharing your chart (URL, e-mail link to chart, social bookmarking, Twitter, etc.).

eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course ? Part 3.

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This provided greater ease of animating the characters, creating the navigation, which is non-linear and not as simple as adding next and back buttons of which it has none. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Sunday, January 22, 2012. Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course – Part 3 (Development) #DevLearn. Of the questions asked of me during DemoFest, I think most were regarding development tools.

Adobe Flash in Your Car

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QNX has created the Connected Automotive Reference (CAR) platform, which provides interactive interfaces for dashboard displays and car entertainment consoles. Adobe Flash has continually been showing up in more and more places.

Wanna Read Some e-Learning Horror Stories?

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My company, which provided health care to military personnel from North Carolina to Maine, had service centers throughout its footprint. Over at the PLS Online Course Development blog they have been posting e-learning horror stories and they have had some doozies so far.

New e-Book From e-Learning Guild

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98 Tips For Selecting and Working With e-Learning Providers FYI: All their e-books are free. The latest e-Learning Guild e-book has just been released.

eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course - Part 1

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My intention is to share how I go about putting a course together and to provide the support materials used to design the course. A good place start is to first provide an overview of the course and lessons learned as described in my DemoFest submission below. I have also provided direct links to the learning programs social learning elements. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy.

Video on Twitter in the Classroom

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It provides perspectives from the professor and the students. Here is a really well done video about Twitter being used in a UT Dallas classroom. Goes to show ya, in the classroom Twitter is a great medium for increasing participation. Social Media Twitter

Online Prerequisite for Our Visit to the Zoo

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So, thank you National Zoo for providing online resources for all the future zoologists out there. Today we took a nice trip to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

eLearning Cyclops: An On-Demand Scenario #LCBQ

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Get a blog on the Intranet where I can provide ongoing support, additional learning materials, tips and tricks and a place for staff to share their knowledge of using the new system. Posting a blog as you go with design and development can provide a place for the background and the "why," important pieces that are missing for the associates when things are implemented quickly. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps.

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

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I make it a point to inform stakeholders of the process involved, provide a timeline and project management form that helps give them an idea of when deliverables occur and what their roles and responsibilities are in the process. job aids, guides, manuals) until you can provide a course. Provide a course that has EVEN less interactive elements, media use, fewer graphics with revisions and more instructionally sound content to be added at later time. eLearning Cyclops.

eLearning Cyclops: The Other Stakeholder Wants It Now Too #LCBQ

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are good in many cases to provide ongoing support for the courses audience. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Sunday, April 24, 2011. The Other Stakeholder Wants It Now Too #LCBQ. I recently posted my response to the Learning Circuits Big Question (LCBQ). It occurred to me there is another stakeholder who may also demand, "I want it now."