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The E-Learning Curve Blog Lives! (Again)

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It made Exodus look like a walk in the desert for 40 years… Following a horrendous migration to a new web service provider (don’t talk to ME about incompatibility between table structures in different versions of MySQL, thank you very… Continue Reading → The post The E-Learning Curve Blog Lives!

More on evaluating NFL using Kirkpatrick’s Four-level model

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However, as Mr. Clark points out, rejecting Kirkpatrick doesn’t provide a answer to how […] More on evaluating NFL using Kirkpatrick’s Four-level model is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. I’m going to begin this post by mentioning Donald Clark’s view on Donald Kirkpatrick’s model – the post has the tongue-in-cheek title Donald Talks Bollocks, and it gives an alternative view on the four levels; have a read, it’s good stuff.

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Measuring the learning effect of non-formal learning programs

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I have suggested in a previous blog entry that non-formal learning (NFL) is located on a continuum between so-called informal and formal learning (see Figure 1) Figure 1 the Learning Continuum and that learning is situated in a larger socio-cultural context – a cognitive web – that provides the knowledge-centric framework within which learners operate […] Measuring the learning effect of non-formal learning programs is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Distributing your podcast for e-learning

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PodcastBlaster RSS Feed Generator [Click to Enlarge] The most common way to distribute a podcast is via a blogging service, or by using specialized software provided by your ISP. Refer to your hosting provider for specifics on the system they - and by extension you – should use.

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

Moodle LMS: Hot Potatoes is Now Free!

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Specific feedback can be provided both for right answers and predicted wrong answers or distractors. I blogged recently about the development of the Nanogong and the Riffly audio-visual plugins for Moodle 2.0.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

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Installation packages for Audacity on GNU/Linux and other Unix-like systems are often provided by individual distributions: Alt Linux Debian Fedora Core Fedora Project Mandriva i586 OpenSUSE Red Hat SuSE and packman (suse) Ubuntu: packages.ubuntu and rpm.seek This list is not comprehensive.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Critically Analyzing Podcasts

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My previous blog posts on podcasting have focused the human side of podcasting: narration, story-telling, communicating with your audience.

Exploring Podcasting for E-Learning (and new podcast episode released)

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That's OK - the point of e-learning is to provide training professionals with a means of creating and distributing content that enables people to acquire information, knowledge, skills, and expertise on a diverse range of subjects: as e-learning practitioners, it's our job to facilitate this process.

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

Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Up a Mini-Studio

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For a relatively small investment, you can provide employees with a comfortable environment to create high-quality audio and video content for their multimedia presentations. Be sure to provide a comfortable chair with an adjustable seat height for each narrator. Also, you will need to provide a table, podium or a desk for the speaker’s notes or laptop computer. is an e-Learning solutions provider based in Massachusetts.

Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open Office.org

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In my view, tools like DocBook XML and XMLmind XML Editor are excellent primary content creation and generation applications; they provide courseware developers with a familiar UI in which to create their content, while retaining the flexibility and interoperability of an XML-based structure.

The Irish Students’ Blogs Website

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Here's an enterprising idea: a number of Irish second-level students have got together and set up their own blog aggregation service: Irish Student Blogs. Being a product of the Irish education system myself, I thought that I’d give them a plug.

Irish Learning Technology Association - New Website Launch

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It’s great when groups that you’re associated with make positive steps for change and growth. I’m a member of the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA), and we are launching our new website at 12.30 IST (UTC+1) tomorrow at 1st October 2009.

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.

Audio for Podcasting: Hard Disk Recording

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The power that a disk recorder provides over tape recorders in terms of editing is substantial.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Benefits of Digital Audio

The E-Learning Curve

That’s OK – the point of e-learning is to provide training professionals with a means of creating and distributing content that enables people to acquire information, knowledge, skills, and expertise on a diverse range of subjects: as e-learning practitioners, it’s our job to facilitate this process.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Digital Audio Basics

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Well-designed, planned, narrated and produced audio content has the facility to engage the audience and transport the listener, providing the right cognitive environment for learning or entertainment or whatever goal the podcast seeks to achieve.

Why is podcasting so successful if 93 percent of communication is nonverbal?

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Pace depends on the precise shaping of the meaning and the words in time, and it provides the foundation upon which everything else is built. The format of the podcast should provide light and shade within a piece, allow details to emerge, and a story to develop.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Broad ning ur persp ctive 5The Secret to Getting eLearning Results Isn't What You Think We work hard to provide learning. skills and provide opportunities to practice; we build exceptional self-paced online. Training Model (shown below) provides a framework for.

Podcasting for E-Learning – Storytelling and Teaching

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Sound – especially the human voice - has been a fundamental part of the transmission of information and knowledge since pre-history.

E-Learning Authoring Tools Characterized

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Since the term 'authoring tool' is somewhat non-specific, many programs can be considered authoring tools, including web editors like Dreamweaver, Flash, PowerPoint and even content platforms like Adobe Connect provide the facility to create learning content.

Flash on the iPhone in 2010? An E-Learning Perspective

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Once the iPhone is available as a 'proper' e-learning platform, content developers will queue up to provide iPhone-specific materials for learners. Flash on the iPhone in 2010? An E-Learning Perspective is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Role of Standards in Learning: Xyleme Voices Podcast Interview

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In late 2009, I was privileged to be invited by Colorado-based LMS provider Xyleme Inc. to participate in their Xyleme Voices series of podcasts. Role of Standards in Learning: Xyleme Voices Podcast Interview is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

New eLearning Guild Industry Survey

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The complete survey includes five sections — each focusing on a different category of tools: Rapid e-Learning Tools Courseware Authoring / e-Learning Development Tools Simulation Tools Media Tools Combining & Deploying Authoring Tools To ensure that this report provides you with accurate and up-to-date information, would like all members to complete and/or update their Authoring and Development Tools Survey by Monday, September 14th 2009.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Recording with Audacity

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The sound card mixer is a piece of software either provided by the sound card maker, or by the operating system you're using. Having given you the ha'penny (or dime) tour of Audacity , it's time to talk about recording audio with a digital editor. Figure 1 describes the end-to-end audio production process. Today, I will look at steps 1 through 5: Figure 1.

Moodle 1.9 Multimedia – Book Review

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Packt Publishing have been providing Moodle reference books for some time now, and their texts are usually either very good or excellent. This is a very good idea indeed: for newcomers this goes some way to providing an understanding of why multimedia in Moodle 1.9 I've used Moodle for about four years, and in that time I've found it to be an exceptionally useful, high-functioning and user-friendly learning management system (LMS).

Phases of the 3PD Approach: Discovering Instructional Design 15

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The intent of the Three-Phase Development (3PD) Model was to provide a new focus for the end-to-end learning content and evaluation development process, especially for Web-based teaching and. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more.

Capture that E-learning Demo 3: Captivate and Camtasia

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In the previous two blog posts, I outlined – at a very high level - some of the features and functionality of TechSmith Camtasia Studio and Adobe Captivate, and in today’s post I will provide a. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more.

Top 3 Reasons for Replacing eLearning Providers

Upside Learning

eLearning eLearning Outsourcing eLearning Providers Replacing eLearning ProvidersThe latest Brandon Hall Report is a revelation for all who are interested in the eLearning outsourcing landscape. It breaks some myths that had so far clouded the path towards outsourcing, one of the popular one was that cost drives eLearning outsourcing. On the contrary the study found that quality, innovation, trust etc. play the […].

How Are You Providing Performance Feedback in Your eLearning?

eLearning Brothers

You, your organization, and your learners don’t want to spend time—or money—on training that doesn’t provide a solid return. That same model can also serve as a framework for when to provide feedback to your learners.

5 Ways a Strong Learning Culture Provides ROI

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The post 5 Ways a Strong Learning Culture Provides ROI appeared first on. For many companies, investing in training and training resources tends toward two extremes. On one extreme, companies lean towards mediocrity: just enough training to say it got done, with as little money spent as possible. On the other, companies will “chase the shiny,” grabbing every new technology and teaching method that comes down the pike. [.].

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Games Can Provide Authentic Experiences

Kapp Notes

To provide effective instruction, it needs to be as authentic to the actual experience as possible. Gamification of context provides two key advantages. So, providing a game for learning creates an authentic environment other than a classroom or a slideshow and highlights how certain variables or actions taken in situation play out over time. The context of an online course or the context of a classroom is not authentic.

Ultimate List of Online Course Providers

LearnDash

The infographic below, created by Springest , provides a pretty comprehensive list of all the resources you have at your disposal for finding information on the topic of your choice. Chances are that at some point you have considered taking an online course (or perhaps you already have).

LMS Software Provides Top-Notch Learning Experiences

TOPYX LMS

It gives them round-the-clock access to training materials, enables them to interact with work-related resources via any mobile device, treats them to a learning experience that’s personalized to their individual learning styles, and provides fun methods for learning dry information.

Creating Effective Training Design To Provide Impactful Learning Experience

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Manager’s involvement is key: It is they who are in the best position to set expectations, provide support, review progress, coach where required, and also arrange for on-the-job practice of concepts and skills.