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  • Onboarding New Employees

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    Jon from Wranx
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? Are you currently pursuing that career or doing something completely different? It is fairly normal for today’s generation to change what they want to do in life, but this is a trend that is becoming increasingly apparent for all ages across the job spectrum. According to research, half of hourly workers leave their jobs within the first 120 days of employment. On top of that, managers begin new jobs every two to four years on average. And as a whole, 25 per cent of the working population undergoes a career transition each year. As a…
  • Instructional Design Models and Theories: Subsumption Theory

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    Christopher Pappas
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    The Quintessential of Subsumption Theory As opposed to many other instructional theories, which are psychology-based models applied to instructional design, the Subsumption Theory was originally developed exclusively for instructional design. It prescribes a way of creating instructional material that helps learners organize their content in order to make it meaningful for transfer. The goal here is for learners to have the necessary background that will help them solve any problem and also retain this knowledge. According to the concept set forth by Ausubel, the acquisition of knowledge is…
  • eLearning Strategies: Creating Employee Development Training

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    Arunima Majumdar
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    In addition to the compensation, job security and career advancement opportunities, Learning and Development opportunities are also very important for the new-age corporate worker.In the competitive job-market today, organizations have to constantly strive to provide training and learning opportunities – not only to enhance their employees’ skills but also to provide opportunities for growth. The more an employee is ‘engaged’ in the workplace, the more he or she will be able to perform. Thus training is not just a way of teaching but also an effective way of engaging learners.The…
  • Bullying Doesn’t Have To Be A Problem In Your Workplace

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    Sep Barkhodaee
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:48 am
    It seems strange to think of workplaces as spots where bullying and teasing can occur. Such behavior seems much more like the province of schoolyards and playgrounds than offices and breakrooms. But the fact is that bullying in the workplace does take place, and if left unchecked it can present a real problem. Only recently have companies been exploring more robust and in-depth anti-bullying policies. If you still have yet to take this step, there are important lessons that can be learned from organizations that have moved to eradicate mistreatment from their workplaces. What…
  • Make It Hard to Forget: 6 Principles to Help Your Learners Remember Anything

    SHIFT's eLearning Blog
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    You've worked hard and are creating your best eLearning course to date. But do you wonder if people will remember any of the content a few weeks down the road? Fostering effective eLearning requires understanding how memory works. Beyond that, we need to master crucial ways to help learners encode new principles in their brains. This requires a grasp of five premises.
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  • Live Q&A: What is the best way to learn a language?

    Holly Young
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:33 am
    There are more ways than ever to learn a language, but how do you find one that suits your learning style and routine? Join us on 24 October, 1-3pm BST, to discussSince its launch in 2012 the Duolingo app has gained 50 million users. Its success has led it to become one of the names synonymous with the tech revolution in language learning, and not without good reason. In a recent interview for the series, its creator, Luis von Ahn, said: Theres an independent study that shows that if you use Duolingo for 34 hours you learn the same as you would in one university semester of language…
  • Ebola crisis: online courses help spread awareness and fill the knowledge gap

    Clar Ni Chonghaile
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    Founder of e-learning firm says platform provides crucial lifeline for west Africans looking to educate themselves about virusAmos Gardy is lucky. Thanks to an online course he took last month, he has educated himself about Ebola and has been busy spreading that knowledge through his community in Monrovia, Liberia.Gardy, who has two sons, works for an NGO and runs a youth organisation in Monrovia. He undertook his study through Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online (Alison), a Massive Open Online Course (Mooc) provider that launched an Ebola learning programme in August as the outbreak…
  • Online learning: the UKs scepticism is holding it back

    Nancy Coleman
    7 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    The UK has a long tradition of online learning, but regulation and a shift in attitudes are needed to stay top on the international stageOnline learning is still seen as the poor relation in the UK but its time for attitudes to change. As the student cap is lifted, and opportunities for expansion increase, online education offers a way for UK universities to compete internationally without struggling to meet capacity.Its a different story in the US. There, online degree courses have turned a corner. No more lurking in the shadows as the lesser option, the fallback. If it wants to make the…
  • The tales teens tell: what Wattpad did for girls

    Hazal Kirci
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Wattpad was just another story-sharing app, but then it was discovered by teenage girls. Hazal Kirci, 17, explains how it transformed her and her sisters lives, and made reading a crazeYou have to upload your next chapter, Hazal, I want to know what happens next, a close friend gushed to me one morning during registration. No, I do not have a publishing deal and no, I have no real experience in creative writing apart from a few amateur attempts at creating my own novel, a journey I began at the age of 11.What my gushing friend was trying to say was: When will you upload on to…
  • Will a degree made up of Moocs ever be worth the paper it's written on?

    Louise Tickle
    12 Jun 2014 | 7:32 am
    The University of the People can now hand out degrees to its online students but will employers take them seriously?Even if the heady attention of one-to-one tutorials is the stuff of Oxbridge dreams for most, personal attention from tutors who challenge students' thinking in small seminar groups is often cited as critical to the quality of learning in higher education, and integral to the value of a degree.Now close your eyes and imagine studying for a degree entirely by communing with your computer. Not just that, but you're one of thousands accumulating credits via massive open online…
 
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  • Another Brick in the Wall? Increased Challenges Face the Physical Campus

    fsaba
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Presidents, trustees and senior administrators at New England colleges and universities all feel the pressures: keep tuition down, be competitive academically and make sure the physical campus draws talent from a shrinking pool of traditional high school graduates and new nontraditional students. Given resource limitations, something’s got to give and, for many campuses, investment in facilities is the first to get cut. The New England Journal of Higher Education Full Article
  • How Will Campus Networks Handle the Internet of Things’ 26 Billion Devices?

    fsaba
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    The exponential growth of the Internet of Things will challenge college and university wireless networks with large quantities of data, security concerns, bandwidth demands and more. Campus Technology Full Article
  • Ga. State’s Loss in ‘E-Reserves’ Case Might Actually Be a Win for Librarians

    fsaba
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:27 pm
    In May 2012 fair-use advocates celebrated a federal judge’s decision in a high-profile copyright case. The ruling was seen as a decisive victory for Georgia State University, whose librarians wanted to be able to make freely available as much copyrighted material as possible to students via its electronic reserve system. Wired Campus Full Article
  • The Role of Enrollment Choice in Online Education: Course Selection

    fsaba
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    There is well-documented evidence that online retention rates are lower than face-to-face retention rates. However, most past research on online retention focuses on student characteristics, with little knowledge existing on the impact of course type. This study uses a matched sample of 2,330 students at a large urban community college to analyze two key course-level factors which may be impacting online retention: the student’s reason for taking the course (as an elective or a requirement) and course difficulty level. The results of this study indicate that the online modality increases…
  • Why do Institutions Offer MOOCs?

    fsaba
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:12 pm
    By reviewing the literature and interviewing 83 individuals knowledgeable about massive open online courses (MOOCs), we investigate the goals of institutions of higher education that are currently developing and delivering such courses. We identify six major goals for MOOC initiatives: extending reach and access, building and maintaining brand, improving economics by reducing costs or increasing revenues, improving educational outcomes, innovation in teaching and learning, and conducting research on teaching and learning. Comparing these goals with the data being collected about MOOCs, their…
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  • Here’s How You Can Help Fight Ebola?

    tom
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Sometimes the world seems a bit scary as things spiral out of our control. This is definitely the case with the news regarding Ebola. However, just because we’re not doctors and nurses doesn’t mean we can’t use our skills to help in the fight against Ebola. Examples of Ebola Training The elearning community’s weekly challenges are designed to be quick ways to build prototypes and practice new skills. Some people put in a lot of work and some build simple projects. The main point is to try something to new. However, last week’s challenge was a bit different because it tapped into a…
  • Why Building Interactive E-Learning is a Two-step Process

    tom
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:24 am
    How do you define interactive elearning? It’s a question I ask clients when they tell me they want an interactive elearning course. Usually they define interactive elearning with what we normally consider the “bells and whistles.” Often they mention things like fancy buttons that change colors and rollover effects. Sometimes we laugh those off as superfluous or unnecessary interactions. But they do play an important role in interactive elearning. But they’re only part of the interactive elearning process. Step 1: Interactive E-Learning Requires Onscreen Actions One goal of interactive…
  • Free Images for Your Safety Training Courses

    tom
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:26 am
    I was building a demo for a workshop and needed a few safety training images. Fortunately Microsoft has some decent images available on their site. Click here to get an image search box. Ignore the “no results” message. Search for “Style 401” Microsoft’s Services Agreement: I get a lot of questions about whether or not you can use the images. Check out their service agreement to learn more. Section 8.1 discusses use of the media elements. Here’s the safety training demo I created for the workshop. It’s for a session on how to use the slider feature in Storyline 2. Click here to…
  • 7 Ways to Create Characters for Your Online Training Courses

    tom
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:28 am
    In this post we’ll review seven ways to create characters for your online training courses. For the most part these characters can be created in PowerPoint so you don’t need other tools. Create Characters by Customizing Clip Art If all you have is clip art then that’s what you have to work with. But you still have some flexibility. Start by selecting the clip art image, ungrouping it, and making the customizations you need. Then regroup it. I also like to save the new image as a .png. Here are some posts that should help you do this: Little Known Ways to Create Your Own Graphics Using…
  • 9 Time Saving Tips When Building Courses

    tom
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:26 am
    At a recent workshop I was chatting with someone about simple ways to speed up course design. Here are a few of the time saving tips we discussed. 8 Time Saving Tips: Build Template Slides Start by thinking through the various screens common to elearning courses and then build the core structure. Don’t worry about the way they look because that will change based on the course topic. However the core features and functionality can be established upfront and then saved as a template slide. Here are a few of the screens common to most courses: Course Navigation: It’s common to have some…
 
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  • My mind is on vacation. Old Europe, here we come.

    Jay Cross
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:52 pm
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  • Top Ten Articles on Working Smarter

    Jay Cross
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Ten important posts on working smarter. Our algorithms highlighted them as the most popular this year. Find the most important articles daily at http://workingsmarterdaily.com. DAWN OF LEARNING MAY 16, 2014 What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or mindsets? ‘ . Is your company”s learning and development strategy wedged between a rock and hard place? And this is a high-stakes issue. Datasets. he asked. MORE >> DAVE SNOWDEN SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 Please not more of the same (1 of 3) ‘Last month Paul Tudor alerted me to a 2012…
  • Goldy Oldy, the Ladder of Inference.

    Jay Cross
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:13 pm
      #ITASHARE   #JAYCROSS
  • Find out what’s going on beyond your borders

    Jay Cross
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:29 pm
            If you want to learn what’s going on in learning and development worldwide, join me in Berlin this December for Online Educa. You’ll connect with colleagues from a hundred countries! This is the 20th anniversary of this forum of thought leaders in business, education, and government. Is it worth it? I certainly think so. This will be my tenth Educa.     #ITASHARE
  • Tyramine Diet

    Jay Cross
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Ah, the joys of modern medicine. I’ve begun taking a drug that requires me to restrict my diet severely. I’m not allowed to eat aged cheese, sausage, draft beer, sourdough bread, or anything else that contains significant amounts of tyramine, an amino acid that helps regulate blood pressure. Eating the forbidden fruit can cause severe headache, nausea, stiff neck, vomiting, a fast or slow heartbeat, tight chest pain, a lot of sweating, confusion, dilated pupils, and sensitivity to light. People have died after bingeing on cheese. So many foods are restricted (sauerkraut, bacon,…
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    Harold Jarche

  • The post-hierarchical organization

    Harold
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    The way we manage our organizations is largely ineffective for the complex challenges we face, whether driven by the environment, demographics, economics, or politics. Hierarchies assume that management knows best and that the higher up the hierarchy, the more competent and knowledgeable that person is. But hierarchies are merely centralized networks. They work well when information flows mostly in one direction: down. Hierarchies are good for command and control. They are handy to get things done in small groups. But hierarchies are rather useless to create, innovate, or change. Hierarchies…
  • Why mastering personal knowledge is critical to success

    Harold
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    This is the synopsis of a webinar for TP3 Australia I presented last evening (my time). Three major external forces and trends are influencing the future of work: Technology is changing Expectations … of what is possible Globalization is changing Value Creation … from tangible to intangible, as culture gets digitized Social Media are changing Relationships … to a ubiquitously connected and pervasively proximate world Automation is ending the industrial era. Examples include lawyers replaced by software, bank staff replaced by websites, travel agents replaced by apps, and soon…
  • Ideas, Experts and Data

    Harold
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds. “We don’t see something until we have the right metaphor to let us perceive it.” – Thomas Kuhn – via @tobiasmeyer “Humans require the difficult and messy social routing protocol of trust.” – Valdis Krebs @orgnet – via @voinonen “What if sucessful projects having a plan is just survivior bias?” – @drunkcod Half-baked ideas – by @kmpinner #PKMastery Just because you know how to do something…
  • Building the network era organization

    Harold
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Part of the shift that organizations will have to make in the network era will be not only to add new dimensions, but to retrieve some old ones. Institutional life often required us to leave our family concerns at the door, and focus on the work to be done. In the military this could be for decades and in the church for life. Later we had to stay sharply focused on the hyper-competition of the market era. There was a battle to be done, and most marketing speak is still littered with military terms, taken from one of the largest institutions we ever created. But we have shifted from a world…
  • The future is self-management

    Harold
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    Two late 19th century theorists still firmly inform management thinking. Henri Fayol’s functions of management pretty well sum up how many managers see their responsibilities today. To forecast and plan To organize To command or direct To coordinate F.W. Taylor’s Principles of Scientific Management viewed management as the necessary controlling layer in order to systematize work and make it efficient. If labourers could not adapt to managers’ directions, then they should be let go. Much of management thinking is still overly focused on managers. It is premised on a parent-child…
 
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  • Corporate Training Departments: Predator or Prey?

    Brent Schlenker
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    Humor me for a minute and think about this. Would you consider yourself, and/or your corporate training department, as Predator or Prey? Are you comfortable just hangin’ out, chewin’ on the vegetation with your herd, waiting to be chased…and eaten? Or do you need to work a little harder…and hunt? How high up the food chain of your corporate ecosystem do you think you are? Big fish? little fish? medium-sized fish? Who Cares About ISD… Besides You! Now put yourself aside for a moment and think about where all of your ISD methods, models, and processes fall in…
  • Getting to Know Your Colleagues in Learning – A Video Interview with Laura Renaud

    Brent Schlenker
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    Do you ever feel alone in the work that you do? Learning and Development roles within the enterprise can be lonely. And it’s not always easy to reach out to others following a similar career path despite social media tools like LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. Working in L&D is a lonely existence. I’ve heard about it for many years and experienced it for many more. Thanks to my extroverted personality, I found blogging and social media as the perfect vehicle for connecting to my colleagues in learning.  But I know many introverts in our field who still struggle. So, in an effort to…
  • Litmos Brings the Future of Learning to Dreamforce 2014

    Brent Schlenker
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    The Litmos team is at Dreamforce 2014 this week showing the massive crowd how the most user-friendly  LMS seamlessly integrates with Salesforce. What an amazing event! Sales training is critical to the success of any business and having your training strategy integrated with your Salesforce strategy is a dream come true. Litmos Lenny and Friends But before we get serious about the event, I’d like to introduce the latest addition to the Litmos team: The LitmosLenny mascot. From all accounts Litmos Lenny was a big hit! “Awww…He’s SO cute!” “I Love…
  • Introducing Badging, Points, and Reporting

    Madeline Honig-Goepp
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    While preparing to introduce our new Litmos features for the first week of October, I came across a post I wrote back in May of 2013 titled 10 Things I learned at C3 2013.  Although the post is focused on CallidusCloud’s C3 conference (Litmos’s parent company) there is a huge emphasis on the importance of Gamification. Looking back to this conference, one of the most memorable moments was watching Jane McGonigal speak about games, and how they can be used in accomplishing a task and change the way the world works.  She talked about how games simulate certain parts of the…
  • Simple Tips to Scale Up Training Content with Video

    Brent Schlenker
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Using video in eLearning is a fast and easy way for you to create content and add value quickly for the business. You may not agree with the fast and easy part if you haven’t done much video work before, or if your current tool set does not make video production fast and easy. That’s where I hope these quick tips will help. Record Live Training Sessions Scale up your training content with video. Recording training sessions that are currently happening within your organization is the single most effective way to scale up your training content. If you need to get started…
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  • Innovation in open online courses

    gsiemens
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    In a few weeks, our edX course Data, Analytics, and Learning (#DALMOOC https://www.edx.org/course/utarlingtonx/utarlingtonx-link5-10x-data-analytics-2186) will start. We (Carolyn Rose, Dragan Gasevic, Ryan Baker, and I) have spent the last several months thinking through the course structure and format. This is a short overview of the innovations that we want to explore during the course. The innovations build heavily on community and network approaches that I and others (Stephen Downes, David Wiley, Alan Levine, Jim Groom, Dave Cormier) have used in previous open courses. Since MOOCs gained…
  • LINK Research Lab: Fall Speaker Series

    gsiemens
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    At LINK Research Lab, we have a full slate of speakers for fall, including topics on distributed learning, synchronous instruction, success for under represented students, learning analytics, engagement, design based research, openness, flipped classrooms, health and the built environment, mentorship, and wonder. The full schedule is here. We will be streaming the events online and are exploring options for asynchronous interaction as well. If you’d like to be informed of event details, recordings, and links to live sessions, please register.
  • Bundling and Re-bundling

    gsiemens
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    I’m at the Knewton Symposium – an event focusing on the future of digital learning. This is the second year that I’ve attended. It’s a small event (last year had ~20 attendees, this year it’s closer to 60+). Knewton brings in a range of speakers and leaders in education, ranging from startups to big edtech companies and publishers to faculty and advocates for some type of change. The conversations are diverse, as can be expected when publishers and open education advocates as well as VC firms and academics share the same stage. The narrative of educational change…
  • Congrats to Paul-Olivier Dehaye: MassiveTeaching

    gsiemens
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    In a previous post, I commented on the Massive Teaching course at Coursera and that something odd was happening. Either Coursera deleted the prof from the course or the prof was running some type of experiment. It now appears to be primarily the latter. The story has now been covered by The Chronicle (here and here) and Inside Higher Ed (here). Thoughtful reflections have been provided by Rolin Moe and Jonathan Rees. Participants on Twitter have also had their say. The general consensus is that “wow, this is weird”. Coursera has deftly pushed everything back to the University of…
  • I was wrong

    gsiemens
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    I’ve made statements late last year to the effect that “corporate MOOCs will be the big trend in 2014″. I was wrong. Recently, with CorpU and Reda Sadki, I ran an open online conference on corporate MOOCs. We put together a strong line up of presenters and topics and I expected reasonably strong turnout as the topic was timely. While we had a large number of signups, we only had 15-30 people attend each session. The sessions were generally one-way information flow (from the presenter). Attendees appeared to be reluctant to share experiences and views. I’m not sure if…
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  • Online classes can serve students well: Guest opinion

    Ray Schroeder
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:08 pm
    By Kathryn Hubbell, the Oregonian In response to Ramin Farahmandpur’s Oct. 12 “In My Opinion” column, “Online courses shortchange their students,” I would like to defend online learning. I have taught both online and on-campus classes at Marylhurst University for the past six years, and prior to that earned my master’s in communications management from Syracuse University. The Syracuse program involved spending the first week of each term on campus, then finishing up via online learning from home. I was running my public relations firm in Montana at the…
  • Colleges say student-faculty online engagement and assessment tools contribute to success

    Ray Schroeder
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
    By Rachel Weick, Grand Rapids Business Journal West Michigan colleges and universities are finding that online advanced degree programs are especially popular among nontraditional and professional students whose schedules do not allow for consistent classroom time. The online platform for education is a tool academic institutions can use to meet the needs and expectations of their students in an increasingly data-driven world. Jill Langen, chief academic officer at Baker College Online and Center for Graduate Studies, said the college focuses on small classes of between nine and 12 students.
  • The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn’t MOOCs

    Ray Schroeder
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    by Michelle Weise, Harvard Business Review Something is clearly wrong when only 11% of business leaders — compared to 96% of chief academic officers — believe that graduates have the requisite skills for the workforce. It’s therefore unlikely that business leaders are following closely what’s going on in higher education. Even the latest hoopla around massive open online courses (MOOCs) amounts to more of the same: academics designing courses that correspond with their own interests rather than the needs of the workforce, but now doing it online. But there is a new wave of online…
  • SUNY Expands Online Course Offerings

    Ray Schroeder
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    by Fox 28 The State University of New York is adding 56 degree and certificate programs from 17 campuses to a year-old online initiative as part of SUNY’s goal of increasing enrollment by 100,000 students. The expansion of Open SUNY+ announced Thursday is expected to attract 6,000 students next semester, more than triple the number that have enrolled since the program was launched with eight degree programs in January. Regardless of where they are, enrollees will be able to earn an associate degree in computer security and forensics from Broome Community College, for example, or a…
  • Tips for succeeding in online classes

    Ray Schroeder
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
    by Erin Malloy, Iowa State Daily Five tips to succeed in an online class: 1. Stay organized 2: Don’t procrastinate 3: Be self-motivated 4: Set individual goals 5: Connect with instructors http://www.iowastatedaily.com/dct/article_3dd92b1c-54da-11e4-a346-97046ff66fdd.html Share on Facebook
 
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  • 'Moonshot' for new flattened learning environment - Thank you #gtasyd

    Julie Lindsay
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:52 pm
    About a month ago I was privileged to be chosen to attend the Google Teacher Academy in Sydney. Based at the Google offices in Pyrmont, Sydney, about 50 of us as well as a team of organisers came together to explore, connect, discuss, and come up with NEW ideas and approaches 'moonshots' for improving teaching and learning.The application video that was my bridge for #gtasyd: What I really liked about this experience is the opportunity it gave everyone to extend themselves and to think once again, even more and positively 'out of the box' of everyday situations to really envisage what…
  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:31 am
    Using Facebook in the Classroom tags: digitalcitizenship Facebook education Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Great Digital Citizenship Lessons from Google tags: digitalcitizenship education TeachMeetNZ - Prescott_helen Helne Prescott talks about SAMR and the relevance to education and educators with a focus on New Zealand as part of a #teachmeetnz hangout tags: education SAMR teachmeet CORE Education's Ten Trends 2014 | CORE Education tags: trends education educationaltechnology future Trend 8: Global connectedness | CORE Education @virtuallykaren shares enlightened ideas about…
  • CEM 2014: Flat Students - Global Learning

    Julie Lindsay
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:59 pm
    For Connected Educator Month, October 16 2014, I was invited by Core Education Ltd, New Zealand to be a lead panelist. The theme Student Agency, was one of the global themes for this month.You will find the recording of the webinar here: Working together to reimagine student agency Guests also included Linda Ojala and Tim Gander who also shared their experiences on '...how they have redesigned learning that genuinely positions learning at the heart, enabled by digital technologies.'I was delighted to hear how Linda and Tim (at the elementary and high school levels respectively) are…
  • Highlights of ACEC 2014 - Citizenship, Global Competence, Badges, 21C ideas!

    Julie Lindsay
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    My first ACEC (Australian Computers in Education Conference) was two weeks ago in Adelaide. Many colleagues and ISTE friends from Australia and beyond had shared their past experiences with this reputable event, so now I am 'back' in Oz it was time for me to find out more.This event blends K-12 and higher education in quite a sophisticated way - essentially there is something for everyone. I attended a variety of workshops, sessions and of course plenary sessions. I also presented one session and co-presented another. I share my notes and ideas here with you now as a way of documenting and…
  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    12 Oct 2014 | 3:31 am
    7 Hands On Projects That Use 3D Printers -- THE Journal tags: 3dprinting education ECIS ICT Committee eNews - Heading into Fall Lots to read about and information about events to attend in Europe and beyond tags: ecis education Multi-lingual language learning and language exchange | Lang-8: For learning foreign languages tags: language education connected_learning From Lone Wolf to Hunting with the Pack – becoming a globally connected educator | Mr Kemp tags: connected_learning globalcollaboration education Lessons From Finland: What Educators Can Learn About Leadership | MindShift Very…
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  • In Second Factor We Trust

    Chris Betcher
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    You hear of so many security compromises and hacks these days. There are major security breaches happening, with millions of passwords being stolen and used to steal or damage your stuff. So what can you do about it? With so much of our lives now being lived in online spaces, losing a password, losing an account, having someone get into your stuff online,  would be a nightmare. What would happen if someone got into your Google account? Your Facebook? Your bank account? I lost my original Twitter account (betchaboy) last year after a password breach and have never been able to get it back.
  • Where’s the Coding?

    Chris Betcher
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:25 pm
    The following press release  was written by Dr Jason Zagami, president of the ACCE, in response to the recent review of the Australian Curriculum. This review, undertaken by Ken Wiltshire and Kevin Donnelly on behalf of the Liberal government makes a number of recommendations that are hard to understand in their inconsistency and lack of vision. Here is Jason’s press release. Please spread it around. For immediate release Australian Council for Computers in Education has deep concerns with inconsistent support for school computing in the government’s response to the Review of the…
  • An Act of Heresy

    Chris Betcher
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    Bless me father, for I’m about to commit an act of heresy. Whenever I say what I’m about to say, I get a reaction that ranges from raised eyebrows to outright hostility and arguments. But I’ll say it anyway. I don’t like the hashtag chat format on Twitter. And I don’t like the timed presentation format used for Teachmeets. There. I said it. Maybe I’m just becoming a cranky old man as I get older, but I don’t like either of these formats and for much the same reason. I find they dumb down the conversation. I know that both of these formats are very popular at the moment, and I…
  • Update your Search Methods

    Chris Betcher
    28 Jun 2014 | 5:42 am
    In 2013 Google released Hummingbird, perhaps the most significant update to their search algorithm since the search engine launched. From the Search Engine Land blog, here’s how they describe it… “On September 26, Google announced a new algorithm impacting more than 90 percent of searches worldwide. They called it Hummingbird. Google’s Amit Singhal later said it was perhaps the largest change to the algorithm since he joined the company back in 2001. Hummingbird allows the Google search engine to better do its job through an improvement in semantic search. As…
  • iPads, Games and BYOD

    Chris Betcher
    25 Jun 2014 | 3:53 am
    After a successful iPad trial at school last year, the teachers all agreed it was working really well.  So this year we asked our year 5 and 6 students to bring an iPad to school and I’ve been working with the teachers and students in those classes to help ensure we get the most from this arrangement. I think it’s been working really well; the kids have been incredibly responsible and have been producing some really interesting work with them. I had an email from a Year 5 parent a few weeks ago asking some questions about the iPad program, in particular about required apps, the…
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    Bottom Line Performance » Blog

  • Freedom, Content Troubleshooting, and Creative Cloud Libraries: This Week on #BLPLearn

    Abby Seifert
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    #BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. We’ll usually include some commentary from the original team member who found the article, too. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content. Check back every Thursday. JOIN IN THE FUN Rather than restricting the social media conversation to a…
  • Make ‘em Laugh, 99u, and MEDDI: This Week on #BLPLearn

    Abby Seifert
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    #BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. We’ll usually include some commentary from the original team member who found the article, too. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content. Check back every Thursday. JOIN IN THE FUN Rather than restricting the social media conversation to a…
  • The Blended Learning Approach to Customer Training (Free Webinar)

    Steven Boller
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:04 am
    What makes customer training effective? And how do you design solutions that help customers not only use your product, but master it? This past June, we shared a case study on customer training in partnership with one of our clients, Roche Diagnostics. Roche believes strongly in making its customers successful, which is why they have made customer training a priority. Our own Jennifer Bertram (Director of Instructional Design) partnered with Roche’s Lori Goddard (Centralized Training Developer) to showcase Roche’s blended learning curriculum for customer training at the Society…
  • Uplifted and Self-Actualization: This Week on #BLPLearn

    Abby Seifert
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    #BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. We’ll usually include some commentary from the original team member who found the article, too. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content. Check back every Thursday. JOIN IN THE FUN Rather than restricting the social media conversation to a…
  • Bottom-Line Performance, ExactTarget Marketing Cloud Win Brandon Hall Award for “MobileConnect Guru”

    Steven Boller
    3 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    Bottom-Line Performance and the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud won a coveted Brandon Hall Group bronze award for excellence in the Best Use of Games and Simulations for Learning category. BLP and ExactTarget’s win was announced on September 10th, 2014. The winners are listed at http://go.brandonhall.com/past_award_winners. The winning solution, MobileConnect Guru, was created using the Knowledge Guru Game-Based Learning Platform. Knowledge Guru is a cloud-based platform for designing serious games that link engagement and motivation to the science of learning and remembering. ExactTarget’s…
 
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  • #DevLearn Schedule

    Clark
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    As usual, I will be at DevLearn (in Las Vegas) this next week, and welcome meeting up with you there.  There is a lot going on.  Here’re the things I’m involved in: On Tuesday, I’m running an all day workshop on eLearning Strategy. (Hint: it’s really a Revolutionize L&D workshop ;).  I’m pleasantly surprised at how many folks will be there! On Wednesday at 1:15 (right after lunch), I’ll be speaking on the design approach I’m leading at the Wadhwani Foundation, where we’re trying to integrate learning science with pragmatic execution.
  • Extending Mobile Models

    Clark
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    In preparation for a presentation, I was reviewing my mobile models. You may recall I started with my 4C‘s model (Content, Compute, Communicate, & Capture), and have mapped that further onto Augmenting Formal, Performance Support, Social, & Contextual.  I’ve refined it as well, separating out contextual and social as different ways of looking at formal and performance support.  And, of course, I’ve elaborated it again, and wonder whether you think this more detailed conceptualization makes sense. So, my starting point was realizing that it wasn’t…
  • Sharing pointedly or broadly

    Clark
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    In a (rare) fit of tidying, I was moving from one note-taking app to another, and found a diagram I’d jotted, and it rekindled my thinking. The point was characterizing social media in terms of their particular mechanisms of distribution. I can’t fully recall what prompted the attempt at characterization, but one result of revisiting was thinking about the media in terms of whether they’re part of a natural mechanism of ‘show your work’ (ala Bozarth)/’work out loud’ (ala Jarche). The question revolves around whether the media are point or broadcast,…
  • Types of meaningful processing

    Clark
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    In an previous post, I argued for different types and ratios for worthwhile learning activities. I’ve been thinking about this (and working on it) quite a bit lately. I know there are other resources that I should know about (pointers welcome), but I’m currently wrestling with several types of situations and wanted to share my thinking. This is aside from scenarios/simulations (e.g. games) that are the first, best, learning practice you can engage in, of course. What I’m looking for is ways to get learners to do processing in ways that will assist their ability to do.
  • The resurgence of games?

    Clark
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    I talked yesterday about how some concepts may not resonate immediately, and need to continue to be raised until the context is right.  There I was talking about explorability and my own experience with service science, but it occurred to me that the same may be true of games. Now, I’ve been pushing games as a vehicle for learning for a long time, well before my book came out on the topic.  I strongly believe that next to mentored live practice (which doesn’t scale well), (serious) games are the next best learning opportunity.  The reasons are strong: safe practice: learners…
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    Will at Work Learning

  • Thalheimer-Quinn: Stakeholders, Professional Responsibility, and Rocky Balboa

    Will Thalheimer
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Will: Yo Clark, I really liked your new book, Revolutionize Learning and Development, but there’s one thing I’m not sure I’m fully behind—your recommendation that we as learning professionals kowtow to the organization—that we build our learning interventions aimed solely to meet organizational needs. I grew up near Philadelphia, so I’m partial to Rocky Balboa, using the interjection “Yo,” and rooting for the little guy. What are you thinking? Isn’t revolution usually aimed against the powerful? Clark: Will, what is powerful are the forces against needed change.  L&D…
  • Review of Clark Quinn’s New Book: Revolutionize Learning and Development: Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age.

    Will Thalheimer
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    One of my favorite people in the workplace-learning space is Clark Quinn. Smart, passionate, and research-based, Clark has been consulting on learning and learning technology for decades. We worked on the Serious eLearning Manifesto together. We attempted—and failed—to build a community of workplace learning thought leaders. We commiserate frequently. I feel that I know some of what is in Clark’s heart. Now you can too! With publication of his new book, Revolutionize Learning and Development, Clark shares his unbridled passion for our field. His book is a cross between a furious Charles…
  • Google May be Off-the-Mark with Training

    Will Thalheimer
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    In an article by Farhad Manjoo in the New York Times reports on Google's efforts to improve diversity. This is a compendable effort. I was struck that while Google was utilizing scientists to devise the content of a diversity training program, it didn't seem to be utilizing research on the learning-to-performance process at all. It could be that Manjoo left it out of the article, or it could be that Google is missing the boat. Here's my commentary: Dear Farhad, Either this article is missing vital information--or Google, while perhaps using research on unconscious biases, is…
  • Triggered Action Planning

    Will Thalheimer
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    This article was originally published in Will's Insight News, my monthly newsletter. It has been updated and improved to include new information. Click here if you want to sign up for my newsletter... Radically Improved Action Planning Using Cognitive Triggers to Support On-the-Job Performance Most of us who have been trainers have tried one or more methods of action planning--hoping to get our learners to apply what they've learned back on the job. The most common form of action planning goes something like this (at the end of a training program): "Okay, take a look at this…
  • Recent Research Review -- Reviewed (and Lamented)

    Will Thalheimer
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    About two years ago, four enterprising learning researchers reviewed the research on training and development and published their findings in a top-tier refereed scientific journal. They did a really nice job! Unfortunately, a vast majority of professionals in the workplace learning-and-performance field have never read the research review, nor have they even heard about it. As a guy whose consulting practice is premised on the idea that good learning research can be translated into practical wisdom for instructional designers, trainers, elearning developers, chief learning officers and other…
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    The Upside Learning Blog

  • The Proof Of The Pudding Is In Multi-device ‘Physical’ Testing

    Pranjalee Thanekar
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:53 am
    Multi-device testing is no mean task. It involves testing the content being presented, the layout and the functionality. On a wide variety of device-OS-browser combinations. On simulators and emulators. And most importantly, on 'physical' devices – in the real environment, on the appropriate hardware. Testing on both the simulator/emulator as well as the real 'physical' […]
  • Multi-device Testing: Challenges, Considerations and Solutions – Webinar

    Pranjalee Thanekar
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:16 am
    The ever expanding range of devices used by people today has redefined the way eLearning is developed. eLearning now needs to be accessible on almost every device to give learners the flexibility to learn. At any time. From any place. What this entails is a thorough testing of the learning resource on all target devices. […]
  • Is Informal Learning The Same As Social Learning?

    Amit Garg
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:28 am
    Very often I find that informal and social learning are grouped together. Sure there are some overlaps between the two, but they are not necessarily one and the same. Let's start by looking at their definitions. Social Learning Social Learning is participating with others to make sense of new ideas. Marcia Conner, author of The […]
  • Responsive eLearning Design & Development – eBook

    Pranjalee Thanekar
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:35 am
    From the launch of desktop PCs and laptops to the mass adoption of tablets and smartphones, the world of connected devices has expanded-and how! Today, individuals own multiple devices and shift seamlessly between them depending on task, location and time of day. Learning too has evolved from being traditional (read classroom-based) to responsive. Responsive (multi-device) […]
  • Mobilize Your Sales Team via Performance Support

    James Rasmussen
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    Upside Learning is bombarded on a daily basis with queries from companies prepared to leverage the capacity of mobile learning via the devices (yes, BYOD is here to stay folks) their people own and check constantly throughout the day. And while there are still some organizations that require more education before moving forward, more and […]
 
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    The eLearning Coach

  • eLearning For Soft Skills: What works?

    Connie Malamed
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    How important is it to distinguish between hard and soft skills in the design of learning experiences? Many researchers think that it’s critical. The strategies needed to transfer hard skills, such as technical and procedural knowledge, can be quite different than the knowledge needed to develop soft skills, which involve interpersonal and intrapersonal (occurring within […]Post from: The eLearning CoacheLearning For Soft Skills: What works?
  • ELC 019: Shifting To Learning Environments

    Connie Malamed
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    Find out how to design a learning environment to fulfill a specific need. These have the potential for providing a rich and broad learning experience.Post from: The eLearning CoachELC 019: Shifting To Learning Environments
  • How To Quality Check Your Own eLearning

    Connie Malamed
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:29 am
    Before you send your eLearning on for a quality review, how well do you test it yourself? A self-check may seem like an obvious task, but some people pass on their eLearning courses for a quality check when the work is less than stellar. Within a few minutes, the reviewer or tester can tell it […]Post from: The eLearning CoachHow To Quality Check Your Own eLearning
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    EduTek n Social Media Advisor

  • Role of Experiential Learning in Evolving Classroom

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    I had already mentioned about the importance of ‘Experiential Learning’ in my blog post titled ‘Enhancing Learning through various Experiential Learning Strategies’. Today I wanted to share with you how, The George Washington University (GW) in Washington, D.C., has offered Experiential Learning environments in certain disciplines, that help both students and faculty realize their objectives by considering the needs for flexibility and meeting the pedagogical and learning demands. Their experiential learning spaces include: ·         Award-winning, 6,300-square-foot School…
  • Game based Approach to Teacher Educators

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    We have come across incorporating game based learning to various subjects such as Maths, Science, Social studies  and Corporate /Business studies. So how about incorporating game based approach to Teacher Education? It would be wonderful if teachers identify areas that require additional inputs before experimenting directly in class. Quest2Teach fulfills your requirement. Quest2Teach offers game infused curricula for teacher education so as to reduce the gap between educational theory and application. The teacher educators evolve their professional identity in various narrative 3D role based…
  • My Recent Updates in Educational Technology and Social Media Marketing

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    4 Oct 2014 | 1:47 am
    My recent updates in Educational Technology and Social Media Marketing can be accessed by visiting the following links: Educational Technology Social Media Marketing
  • Have You Explored Twitter with Animated GIF?

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    In this post I am going to tell how to convert your slideshare presentations into animated gif and how to promote that using Twitter. Step 1 Visit http://gifdeck.in/ and write your slideshare URL in the box provided and click ‘submit’ button. Click the gearbox icon and choose the time interval in which the slides have to be played and the No of slides to be converted into animated gif and in what size it should be shown. The following screenshot explains the above concepts. Step 2 After submitting the URL, you’ll be asked to save the file. Save the file and visit your Twitter page and…
  • SRecoder for High Quality Video

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Today I came across SRecorder free software that records your PC desktop at a high audio and video quality. The entire instructions for downloading and installing the software can be accessed by visiting the URL http://srecorder.com/home I have not explored the software yet, but those interested can explore by visiting the above link.
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    Latest Solar News

  • A Key Element In Solar Panels – Efficiency

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    While solar energy is most often associated with the production of electricity, heating is also a major platform. While heating isn’t particularly difficult, efficiency in doing so is the key to saving wear and tear on your system. A Key Element In Solar Panels – Efficiency The sun produces a ton of energy, but solar panel systems have historically been very inefficient at converting it. With improving technology, efficiency has improved to the point where most panel systems can easily produce enough energy to heat water for the home and pools. There are efficient and inefficient ways…
  • A Bright Future for Solar Energy: An Alternative Energy Source

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    I was first introduced to solar energy in the movie, Race the Sun with James Belushi and Halley Berry in the lead. It was a story about low- income and under achieving Hawaiian students encouraged by their teacher to join the Solar Car race. In the movie, a car shaped like a cockroach and covered with solar panels used the sun’s rays as an alternative energy source to run the car. Solar energy is the light and the heat from the sun. Solar energy is free and its supplies are unlimited. There are n air and water pollution caused about by using solar energy. But there is still some impacts on…
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Energy

    13 Dec 2013 | 12:36 pm
    Do you want to know what are the advantages and disadvantages of solar energy? alternative energy like solar energy is starting to turn into known as the longer term energy source, and i am satisfied to mention that i am alable harnessing solar energy in my home. With the upward push of electricity and heating gasoline prices anticipated in the near long run, it is likely that more other folks will start having a look at sun and other forms of renewable energy to run their properties. 1. What Are the main disadvantages of the usage of solar energy? solar energy methods is also tricky to put…
  • A Peek on How Folks View Home Vitality

    9 Dec 2013 | 12:10 pm
    Once you hear the phrase “dwelling vitality” what first involves your thoughts? So that you think you’re alone in your view of what dwelling vitality is? Do you think that one way or the other, you need to know more and expand your views about dwelling vitality? Well, listed here are some completely different views on dwelling vitality and a critique of them: 1) Costly – That is the most agreed upon view of dwelling vitality today. Folks think that dwelling vitality and financial savings do probably not go together. As people will let you know, living a snug life costs cash, and never…
  • The Disadvantages of Solar Energy

    9 Dec 2013 | 7:42 am
    Despite the fact that solar energy has been used for many years, the technology is still generally considered again. As people focus too much on the benefits , therefore , the disadvantages of solar energy are often overlooked , and many fall pray difficulties , investing a lot of money on a solar panel might not even work properly , for one reason or another . If you are really serious about solar energy to provide your home with electricity , so you will see that a deep understanding of its disadvantages is crucial. Thus, if you do your research properly , and weighs each point carefully ,…
 
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    Web Courseworks » BlogWeb Courseworks

  • 5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

    Jon Aleckson
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    For some instructional designers the accessibility standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act can become a source of confusion, frustration, and anxiety during eLearning course design. If web accessibility issues for disabled users aren’t accounted for and addressed at the outset of the design process, the back end of a project can morph into an imposing labyrinth of alt-text, tabbing, transcript, and template color contrast nightmares. However, designing and developing eLearning content that is accessible to individuals with hearing, vision, cognitive, or other disabilities…
  • Taxonomy 101 from an Association Learning Technology Perspective

    Web Courseworks
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    Professional associations have a mandate to present and offer well-organized content and information to their communities of members and practitioners, but the process of creating and maintaining informational schemes that are relevant to end users doesn’t always overlap with designing to meet basic administrative needs. When approaching association learning technology from the perspective of supporting sensible information taxonomy for end users and administrators, there are a multitude of factors to consider. It’s difficult to offer a comprehensive discussion of all relevant…
  • Gamification Basics

    Jon Aleckson
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    Gamification is revolutionizing the field of learning and development. That was the main thrust of the Game On! Gamification Strategies for Instructional Designers and Trainers skills seminar I led at the recent ASTD Chicagoland Chapter meeting at the DePaul University School for New Learning on September 18th. Using micro-credentials to reward users for acquiring new knowledge or improving skill sets is a potential growth area for associations looking to enhance eLearning initiatives and increase learner engagement, but the concept of gamification extends far beyond the use of badges and…
  • eLearning Book Review: The Accidental Instructional Designer

    Jon Aleckson
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Instructional designers and eLearning managers can learn something from Cammy Bean’s book Here’s a question for the eLearning managers out there: How many members of your instructional design team got involved in the field by accident? As the demand for training within organizations, professional associations, industries, and businesses continues to outpace the supply of formally credentialed instructional designers, individuals with diverse backgrounds and skill sets are often recruited or incidentally assimilated into the professional ranks. I’d venture to say that no two…
  • Explore eLearning at the Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning

    Jon Aleckson
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    The summer is always a busy season for industry conferences and eLearning networking opportunities, and one event near and dear to my heart is the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning held in Madison, Wisconsin. The 2014 conference is set for August 12th-14th at the Monona Terrace. Having this important meeting of industry experts hosted so close to my home base is an added benefit, and I’m definitely looking forward to reconnecting with friends and colleagues from the region. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the event, and leaders in the distance learning field…
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    New Think Tank

  • Git Video Tutorial

    Derek Banas
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
    Here is my 4 part Git video tutorial all on one page. I cover the different types of version control. We look at the difference between modified, staged and committed. We install and set everything up for Windows, OSX and Linux. I go over using VIM and show how to set up other editors. Then […]
  • Low Fat Vegan Recipes 2

    Derek Banas
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    Recipes for zero fat Refried Beans, Tortillas, Mexican Rice and Polenta with Mushroom Sauce
  • Web Services Tutorial 6

    Derek Banas
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    I complete my Translation Web Service Example and give the database away for free
  • Low Fat Vegan Recipes

    Derek Banas
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    In my first low fat vegan recipes tutorial I show how to make Buddha's Delight and Vegetable Lo Mein
  • Web Services Tutorial 5

    Derek Banas
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    I finish the translation web service so we'll be able to pass words through a URL and receive the translation in many different languages
 
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    Helge Scherlund's eLearning News

  • Can you really rely on an app to do your maths homework?

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    Follow on Twitter as @standupmathsMatt Parker,  mathematics department at Queen Mary, University of Londonsummarizes, "A promo video suggests that PhotoMath is the ultimate cheat’s tool. So is this the end of algebra? A mathematician puts it through its paces.The video below shows a textbook being flipped open and a smartphone pointed at a dense page of calculations. But this isn’t someone Instagramming their homework; the phone scans the equations on its screen and solves them, each solution popping up instantly with a satisfying click.PhotoMath from MicroBLINK on Vimeo.The footage…
  • Sign of the Times: Symposium highlights Latin America's growing mathematics prowess

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    "Leadership in mathematics education may still be dominated by the United States and Europe, but math researchers, teachers and students in Latin America and the Caribbean are asserting themselves on the global stage." according to TC Columbia University Photo: From left, Patrick Scott (Ed.D. '80), Professor Bruce Vogeli and Hector Rosario (Ph.D. '03)The region is now home to a wealth of journals and organizations for mathematics researchers and educators, and has seen an explosion of virtual communities and information sharing along with a revitalization of math education programs. In 2014,…
  • Should the Nobel Prizes move with the times?

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    Follow on Twitter as @wilsondasilvaWilson da Silva, founding Editor-in-Chief of COSMOS, the literary science magazine finds that the winds of change are blowing in Stockholm. "For more than a century, the Nobel Prizes have represented the zenith of scientific achievement. But are they an accurate reflection of science as it is done today?" Sitting in the magnificent Blue Hall of the Stadshuset, listening to a trio of sopranos singing from a Swedish opera, while sipping from a flute of Gaston Chiquet Cuvée Tradition, it’s easy to be transported by the mythical dimensions of the evening.
  • Online Learning Revolution Energized By New Business

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    "The online learning revolution is coming to the office. Mooc makers and business schools are selling customized online courses to businesses – a lucrative market." continues BusinessBecause.  Photo: BusinessBecause  For MBA and business school students, it means an online network of additional knowledge to tap into outside of the classroom, free of charge. For the learning technology companies that produce the courses, it is a way to turn their enormous popularity into cash, and widen their student pools. These online learning specialists now offer businesses tailored online…
  • The Education of Everything

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    Follow on Twitter as @spirrison"From early childhood through higher education and beyond, there is little debate that the iPad -- still less than five years old -- is transforming how we learn." reports Brad Spirrison,  Managing Editor of Appolicious'.  Yet the flipped classrooms, personalized learning programs and real-time student assessment tools that the iPad and similar devices enable are really just appetizers for what we should expect over the next half decade. Technological advancements involving connected objects and wearables (the so-called Internet of Things), along with…
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    Elearning Examples

  • What’s My Risk Of Catching Ebola?

    david
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
      View the infographic The post What’s My Risk Of Catching Ebola? appeared first on Elearning Examples.
  • Find the Pumpkin Game

    david
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    View the Halloween game The post Find the Pumpkin Game appeared first on Elearning Examples.
  • PBS Kids: Halloween

    david
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    Halloween games and activities for kids View the games The post PBS Kids: Halloween appeared first on Elearning Examples.
  • Arthur – Crank It Up

    david
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    Halloween music! Drag items to D.W.s contraption. Shell start biking and the objects will make percussive music. Record, playback, and send to friends! The post Arthur – Crank It Up appeared first on Elearning Examples.
  • Dynamo – Splat Quiz

    david
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    View the interactive Halloween story The post Dynamo – Splat Quiz appeared first on Elearning Examples.
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    Bloomfire » » Blog

  • Live Demo Short: Improve Onboarding and Training with Social Learning Tools

    Cybele Diamandopoulos
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Did you know U.S. businesses spend $125 billion per year in employee learning and training? However, employees most often do not apply what is learned in training due to poor onboarding. In addition, a lack of effective onboarding causes companies to lose 23 percent of new hires before their first anniversary. Join us on Wed., Oct. 22, 11-12 pm CST for our Live Demo Shorts segment on “Improving Onboarding and Training with Social Learning Tools,” to see how social learning and onboarding can help reverse this trend, saving people and money. Discover key features of the Bloomfire…
  • Dreamforce, here we come!

    Cybele Diamandopoulos
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Are you headed to Dreamforce next week? If so, we’d love to see you! Considering approximately 130,000 are people expected, odds are clearly good we’ll just happen to run into each other. But just in case, let us know if you’ll be there and we’ll set aside time to show you the latest features, hot off the presses including: an out-of-the box integration with Salesforce and a full featured mobile application, which allows teams to share and collaborate on-the-go. Of course, as you’d expect our demo is pretty awesome in itself, but just in case you need a little motivation—after…
  • Measuring the ROI of Enterprise Collaboration

    Lindsey Tishgart
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    Raise your hand if you’ve ever been asked what is the ROI of your enterprise social collaboration initiatives? Social media is transforming the enterprise ­— in fact, McKinsey estimates that between $900 billion and 1.3 trillion in business value can be unlocked through the use of social networking tools and technologies. Are you getting your share of the return? From gains in productivity to reduced training costs and increased engagement, there are many ways that enterprise social collaboration tools are delivering returns. Some of these benefits can be classified as hard ROI and are…
  • Upcoming Webinar: Improving Decision Making Through Collaboration

    Lindsey Tishgart
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    If you are a Bloomfire customer you already know the tremendous value that collaboration delivers. There are many obvious ones like sharing information, speeding training and shortening deal cycles. But have you considered the ways in which collaboration can improve organizational agility? Today, modern organizations are driven by their ability to react, change, and make decisions quickly. But attaining the agility can be difficult as organizations continue to become more diverse and dispersed. It takes an organizational commitment to a collaborative culture, supported by the right tools and…
  • Bloomfire Speeds Employee Onboarding and Training for Research & Consulting Firm

    Cybele Diamandopoulos
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Aite Group is a Boston-based, independent research and advisory firm that focuses on business, technology and regulatory issues; and their impact on the financial services industry. Aite Group’s analysts work remotely across the United States, Europe and Asia to deliver comprehensive, actionable advice that helps its financial services clients stay ahead of critical industry trends. The Challenge As the company quickly grew from its start in 2005, Aite Group realized the need for a formal onboarding process to train new employees. Many of its new hires learned on the job with the help of…
 
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    E-Learning 24/7 Blog

  • Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2

    Craig Weiss
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Hollywood is well known for making  sequels.  And people are well known to either like them or dislike them.  Sometimes the sequel is equal if not better than the first. Other times, they are even worse. Godfather 2 – Excellent Star Wars Phantom Menace – Talk to Star War fanatics and they will often tell you that if this was the first one, they never would have made another Superman 2 (with Chris Reeves) – Excellent Speed 2 – Awful.  Keanu Reeves notorious for picking bad scripts at least got this one right Articulate Storyline 2 Before you start pushing out a…
  • The Cornerstone Effect

    Craig Weiss
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    First off let me be clear, this post is not about the  Cornerstone OnDemand LMS in the sense of whether it is a good or bad platform. Nor is it about the company itself, rather it is about the effect the system has on the entire LMS industry. Several months ago I picked up on a few items other vendors would mention about other systems.  I also picked up on statements made by consumers. buyers or those just following the space. The statements were eerily similar. And I knew who they were using as their reference, without realizing it as so.  Cornerstone is not to blame because they…
  • World of Learning Conference Review

    Craig Weiss
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    There is a saying here in the United States, in reference to the days of miners seeking fame – “There is gold in them (sic) hills”. For a few such miners a fortune soon came, while others received only rocks, bad tasting beverages and doctors who used whiskey as an antiseptic. Thankfully those days are gone sort of. Because those who were fortunate to attend the World of Learning Conference, everywhere they looked was a nugget of gold, especially those who used the dynamite technique of e-learning. Breakdown of the Show I can’t speak for the seminars, well, I can speak…
  • The King is Dead

    Craig Weiss
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Gazing upon the Tower of London it occurred to me that upon this tower where many folks lost their lives, another one recently had fallen.  Chopped by the ax as they would say.  Brought down by the tool or tools, another retorted back. Nay, said another person standing near me.  The King was pushed over the walls by poor design, irrelevancy to the subject and ghastly to say, indifference among various vendors. I nodded.  For to me, it was all true.   Content that once was king in the e-learning, more specifically with use in any LMS was dead. A Tale It has been handed down by…
  • E-Learning Jargon: What you might think it is..well…

    Craig Weiss
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    As many of you are aware the e-learning world is well known for its jargon.  In turn it is this jargon that can create confusion and misunderstanding not only for newbies into the space but also for hardened veterans. While it would be so much simpler if everyone used the same terminology – consumer world equal to e-learning world, that would be to easy and as anyone who has even put their toes into the online learning world, easy is a word that is rarely afforded. Gamification and Gaming I am quite sure you have heard the term “gamification”.  It is everywhere you look,…
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  • 5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

    Jon Aleckson
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    For some instructional designers the accessibility standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act can become a source of confusion, frustration, and anxiety during eLearning course design. If web accessibility issues for disabled users aren’t accounted for and addressed at the outset of the design process, the back end of a project can morph into an imposing labyrinth of alt-text, tabbing, transcript, and template color contrast nightmares. However, designing and developing eLearning content that is accessible to individuals with hearing, vision, cognitive, or other disabilities…
  • Taxonomy 101 from an Association Learning Technology Perspective

    Web Courseworks
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    Professional associations have a mandate to present and offer well-organized content and information to their communities of members and practitioners, but the process of creating and maintaining informational schemes that are relevant to end users doesn’t always overlap with designing to meet basic administrative needs. When approaching association learning technology from the perspective of supporting sensible information taxonomy for end users and administrators, there are a multitude of factors to consider. It’s difficult to offer a comprehensive discussion of all relevant…
  • Gamification Basics

    Jon Aleckson
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    Gamification is revolutionizing the field of learning and development. That was the main thrust of the Game On! Gamification Strategies for Instructional Designers and Trainers skills seminar I led at the recent ASTD Chicagoland Chapter meeting at the DePaul University School for New Learning on September 18th. Using micro-credentials to reward users for acquiring new knowledge or improving skill sets is a potential growth area for associations looking to enhance eLearning initiatives and increase learner engagement, but the concept of gamification extends far beyond the use of badges and…
  • eLearning Book Review: The Accidental Instructional Designer

    Jon Aleckson
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Instructional designers and eLearning managers can learn something from Cammy Bean’s book Here’s a question for the eLearning managers out there: How many members of your instructional design team got involved in the field by accident? As the demand for training within organizations, professional associations, industries, and businesses continues to outpace the supply of formally credentialed instructional designers, individuals with diverse backgrounds and skill sets are often recruited or incidentally assimilated into the professional ranks. I’d venture to say that no two…
  • Explore eLearning at the Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning

    Jon Aleckson
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    The summer is always a busy season for industry conferences and eLearning networking opportunities, and one event near and dear to my heart is the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning held in Madison, Wisconsin. The 2014 conference is set for August 12th-14th at the Monona Terrace. Having this important meeting of industry experts hosted so close to my home base is an added benefit, and I’m definitely looking forward to reconnecting with friends and colleagues from the region. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the event, and leaders in the distance learning field…
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    E-Learning Uncovered

  • Create Hand-Drawn Graphics in PowerPoint + Free Download

    Tim Slade
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    I’ve always loved the natural look and feel of hand-drawn graphics. I typically use them in my e-learning courses when I want to add a bit of visual contrast or to keep things fun for the learner. However, over the past several years, my use of hand-drawn graphics was limited to what I could find for free on the internet and (and that came with permissions that allowed me to use them in my courses). This all changed a few months ago when I purchased an Intuos Pen & Touch Tablet. I decided to purchase this graphics tablet after many years of watching countless graphic designers draw…
  • Client Review for Translations: Setting Expectations

    Tammi Ritter
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    We’ve been working on a lot of translation projects at Artisan recently. I enjoy them. I like seeing and hearing all of the different languages, and it’s an interesting change of pace. As much as I like it, though, translation can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. An issue I’ve faced recently revolves around client review. First, a little background. Client review is standard practice with every translation vendor I’ve worked with. The process goes like this: The vendor provides the translated text files and then waits for approval from the client before proceeding with…
  • Streamlining Your E-Learning Production Process for Efficiency—Q&A

    Desiree (Ward) Pinder
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Diane and I had the pleasure of sharing some ways we have streamlined our production process in last week’s “Best of DevLearn” Webinar presented by The eLearning Guild, which you can view here. (Log in as at least a free Guild Associate to view the recording.) During the session we talked about: The data types to capture and analyze about your production process How to map out your production process at both a macro and micro level How to create a knowledge base to help train team members and reduce effort How to create systems for effectively managing production At the bottom of this…
  • Track Course Completions for Free Using Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer

    Tanya Seidel
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Are you creating courses using Adobe Captivate and don’t yet have a learning management system (LMS) for tracking results? Did you know there is an alternative, FREE solution? Using the Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer, you can capture student scores and question-and-answer specifics, which can provide insight into your learners’ performance in the course. The solution is relatively easy to set up and will get you immediate results. What’s more, you can easily export the data and create your own reports in Excel. If that sounds like a lot of work, keep in mind that this is a FREE…
  • Tim’s Top 5 BIGGEST (little) Features in Articulate Storyline 2

    Tim Slade
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:54 pm
    If you haven’t already heard the big news, Articulate released their first major upgrade to their award-winning rapid e-learning authoring tool, bringing us to Articulate Storyline 2. This upgrade has been long-awaited by many e-learning developers, wanting even greater tools to design best-in-class e-learning content. With all of the new and exciting updates Articulate has brought to Storyline 2, it’s easy to miss the little features that make this tool so easy (and fun) to use. Check out my video below, where I outline my top 5 BIGGEST (little) features you can find in Articulate…
 
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    elearning and Learning Management System LMS blog by GCube

  • Technology-aided learning: Changing the game in Organizational Learning

    Arunima Majumdar
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:12 am
    On October 9th -10th, G-Cube attended India’s largest and most prestigious Chief Learning Officers’ Summit, which brought together learning leaders from different industries from all over India and the world. The event was also a forum that included prominent personalities from the field of Sports, Literature and Journalism. The theme of event was – Organizational Learning: Impacting business, Changing the game. And we believe that the greatest trend that is changing the game, transforming the way people learn in the 21st century is Technology-aided Learning. The rapid pace of…
  • e-Learning and Compliance Training: Strategies for impactful course design

    Arunima Majumdar
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:21 am
    Compliance trainings feature prominently in most organizational training calendars. The technology-aided platform works very well with these mandatory trainings. This is because the required time-frame of completing the training is specified, so the learner can take up the training as per his per her schedule – without compromising on the existing deliverables. So, while the technology platform is compatible with compliance trainings, there are certain design strategies that also need to be kept in mind when creating a compliance online learning course. Here are a chosen few – from the…
  • Tips for a technology-aided approach to induction trainings: An e-learning perspective

    Arunima Majumdar
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Induction programs are an integral part of the training calendar of any organization. However, it is a challenge to develop an effective induction program that covers widely dispersed geographies and reconciles conflicting learners’ schedules and at the same time manages to retain the learners’ attention. To achieve all this without a facilitator would seem to be a bigger challenge. Diverging from the traditional instructor-led classroom approach, many organizations now want a solution that is not only engaging and effective but also one that can reduce the time and cost of conducting…
  • eLearning Strategies: Creating Employee Development Training

    Arunima Majumdar
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    In addition to the compensation, job security and career advancement opportunities, Learning and Development opportunities are also very important for the new-age corporate worker.In the competitive job-market today, organizations have to constantly strive to provide training and learning opportunities – not only to enhance their employees’ skills but also to provide opportunities for growth. The more an employee is ‘engaged’ in the workplace, the more he or she will be able to perform. Thus training is not just a way of teaching but also an effective way of engaging learners.The…
  • e-Learning Approaches for Healthcare: Is it just about creating awareness?

    Arunima Majumdar
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:38 am
    The popularity and success of e-learning has reached unprecedented heights. It transcends the boundaries of different industries and audience profiles. In healthcare too, e-learning initiatives have been successful in creating impactful learning experiences for medical practitioners – using high-end technologies like 3D animations and virtual simulations. For the patients, however, these e-learning initiatives are just a computerized version of the information-heavy pamphlets available at the doctors’ office! But the scope of e-learning for training and educating patients is much more –…
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    Custom training and elearning, anywhere anytime!

  • Articulate Storyline for Easy E-learning Development – An Infographic

    Phani Madhav
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Articulate Storyline is an incredible rapid authoring tool that is very simple to use. Its interface, which resembles that of Power Point, is very intuitive and anyone familiar with the application from Microsoft can harness the power of this wonderful eLearning development software. Therefore, it did not come as a surprise when the E-learning Guild survey (2013) revealed that Storyline is the most sought after online course authoring tool. This tool is power packed with various features that facilitate efficient development of digital courses. Let us now look at the benefits of using…
  • Important Points to Note Before Translating Your E-learning Course

    Mahammad Shafi
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    One of our clients wanted us to translate his existing eLearning course into multiple languages, which was developed using Articulate Studio. After receiving the inputs, we reviewed them and found some source files missing. (Flash, psd’s etc.). We asked the client for the missing files, and he replied that he does not have the English source. So, we had to re-create the missing files and this delayed the translation. It also resulted in an increase in the project cost. Before you embark on the translation of an eLearning course, it is very important to check whether all required files…
  • Video Editing Tools for E-learning Development – An Infographic

    Sujatha B
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    As an eLearning developer, it is most likely that you wish to have videos in your eLearning courses. But, sometimes, you may want to edit the video by adding subtitles, making changes to the audio, removing some portions of the video, joining separate videos, converting into the required format, etc. You may require some software tools to perform these actions. There are many such video editing tools available in market. A few of them are Adobe Premiere, VideoPad and Camtasia. Below is an info-graphic that shares the details about these tools. Do you know some more tools? Please do share.
  • Technical Aspects you Must Consider for E-learning Development

    Abdul Razzaque Hussain
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    As the learning technology is improving day by day, you need to make sure your eLearning courses work. On the other hand, you cannot ignore learners who are still using old learning platforms. In the current generation of learning and training technology, you need to consider certain factors which help you take decisions about developing eLearning courses. You can consider these factors before the developing the course. Otherwise, you may have to rework completely or be able to deliver the course only to a limited number of learners. If the course is not compatible with the latest technology…
  • Best Practices for Developing Assessments for eLearning Curricula

    Pushpa Siddhanti
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    There is an eLearning curriculum with multiple modules, and each module is roughly 20 – 30 minutes. These modules are a part of a certification program intended for new hires. The learners should have enough freedom and flexibility to take the modules in their own way. But, we should make the assessment criteria more stringent to ensure that the training is effectively imparted. A curriculum can have basic and advanced modules. Your approach to assessments for basic and advance modules should vary to make learning effective. Do you think assessments can help reinforce learning? Do you…
 
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    Cogentys

  • Funny Video – Why You Need Restaurant Employee Training

    LMS Master
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    Hey restaurant trainers, click to watch a video that shows what happens when you let your employees do whatever they want.   Maybe you want to show the video to your boss to highlight how important... [click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!]
  • Retail Sales Training Video

    LMS Master
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Hey retail sales trainers, you think a bad salesperson can’t hurt you?  Watching this video may change your mind.     About John: A native of Los Angeles, I love to keep up with emerging music... [click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!]
  • Restaurant Training Icebreaker

    LMS Master
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Face it guys, most restaurant training material is boring.  Just saying.  So if you don’t want your students falling asleep in your next restaurant training session, try playing this short... [click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!]
  • How to Measure the ROI of Your Retail Learning Management System

    LMS Master
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
      I want you to get the most out of your retail learning management system!  Okay, you know you need to implement a retail learning management system, but you need the boss to sign off on your... [click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!]
  • Hotel Trainers-Learn the Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

    LMS Master
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Hotel Training can be a tough gig with lots to do in a limited amount of time.  We don’t want you looking old before your years, so here are a few tips that will help you become a hotel training... [click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!]
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    The Learning Dispatch

  • Producing Quality Audio Recordings – Part 1: The Setup

    adib
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
     This is a response to David Anderson's E-Learning Challenge #45: Audio Recording Tips for E-Learning Designers, in which he calls on elearning designers to share their tips and tricks for producing quality audio. In this blog post (the first of a two-part series), we will focus on how we record our audio—what tools we use and the environment in which we record—and show you what our setup looks like. We’ll also discuss less conventional, but still effective ways to produce great audio. Prepare to be inspired!Read more >>read more
  • The Power of Limits

    adib
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:58 am
       In the past, I’ve taken a special pride in figuring out how to bypass the limitations of the various elearning tools that are on the market. Need a full screen button? Add in a Flash file! Default timings too long? Edit the xml! And then I got wiser. Read more >> read more
  • Quicker Development: Use a Storyboard

    adib
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
         It might seem like a good idea to cut development time by eliminating the storyboard. After all, once you have your content down, it would be quicker to just jump into your development tool and start programming the course. Don’t. Read more >> read more
  • The Lectora User’s Conference and my First Big Presentation - Part 9: The Big Moment

    mword
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    By Mary WordLights in my eyes. Don’t say UM. Can they hear me OK? Is the sound on the computer working like it did in the equipment check? Stop worrying and start talking. You’re on.    I said there were lights in my eyes… This picture is not from my presentation, of course. It is from the closing ceremonies, but it is the same stage, and similar lights. The podium is off to the right side of the picture—but it helps set the stage, so to speak. And we were called up to the stage, all of the presenters, and given an award during this ceremony. You will see it a…
  • The Lectora User’s Conference and my First Big Presentation - Part 8: LA is one great big freeway…

    mword
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    By Mary WordSo did I tell you the conference was in Los Angeles? No? So I guess I also didn’t tell you it was actually in Beverly Hills. At the Beverly Hilton. And that my talk was given from the same stage they use to present the awards at the Golden Globes. Pretty cool, huh? (cue:  Hoorah for Hollywood…) I kept that Beverly Hilton water bottle from my speaker podium and the slim, elegant red pen with the BEVERLY HILTON in white logo letters. I enjoyed going out on my balcony overlooking the pool and the outside tables from Trader Vic’s. I could have done more…
 
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    e-Learning Leadership Blog

  • Oh What a Feeling: Emotion and Learner Engagement

    Ellen Burns-Johnson
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    One of my favorite chapters from Dorian Peters' Interface Design for Learning calls upon instructional designers to create learning experiences that foster intrinsic motivation, and provides suggestions for how to do it well. As part of my instructional designer book club (yes, you read that correctly—I am that much of a nerd), we are currently reading the fascinating to me Interface Design for Learning by Dorian Peters. Allow me to review the book: it’s good. One of my favorite chapters is the second one, in which Peters summarizes “the learning landscape,”…
  • What Instructional Designers Can Learn from Kid President

    Brittany Laeger
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    You've probably heard of Robby Novak, or as he is better known, Kid President. Robby Novak and his brother-in-law, Brad Montague, created the first Kid President video in July of 2012. They have an amazing story which you can check out here, but after watching several of these videos, I was struck by the power and simplicity these videos have—no fancy film crew, no elaborate production. However, each video I watch makes me laugh, cry, and feel inspired to go do something worthwhile. So, today here are 5 great lessons from Kid President to inspire you to do something awesome.
  • What's So Bad About Boring e-Learning?

    Ethan Edwards
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    “Never Create Boring e-Learning Again.” That’s the title of a webinar I’m presenting next week. “No Boring e-Learning” is a statement we at Allen Interactions have been repeating for years. “The online modules we build are so boring” is a statement told and retold by my students who take the ATD e-Learning Instructional Design Certificate Program I frequently facilitate. But what makes so much e-learning so boring? It’s easy to identify a problem, not so simple to fix it. Hoping for a new source of inspiration in addressing this hurdle, I…
  • 3 Reasons Why Failure is Life's Most Honest Teacher

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    As a kid, I was terrified to ride a bike without training wheels. I told my exasperated father all the reasons why I was sure this crazy bike-riding plan of his would not work: “The sidewalk is hard and bicycles – have you seen a bicycle lately? Those wheels are very skinny and the seats are high up. Those things are deathtraps and I’m just going to fall and probably die.” But my Dad was determined and he eventually got me on the bike and peddling. I immediately crashed into a tree. However, I learned three very important lessons that day: 1) steering, 2) braking, and,…
  • [Free Webinar] Four e-Learning Design Practices to Leave Behind

    Allen Interactions
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    When: Wednesday October 29thTime: 1:00 - 1:30 PM CentralCan't attend? Register anyway. We'll send you the materials after the webinar. Register Now ▶ The design and development of e-learning has evolved throughout the years and with that change there are practices still being done, which are woefully inadequate. Today, we have an opportunity to do so much more, and to offer such wonderful and engaging learning experiences to our learners. Learn the Four e-Learning Design Principles to Leave Behind this Fall Join Richard Sites, Vice President—Training and Marketing…
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    SHIFT's eLearning Blog

  • Overcoming the Motivation Challenge in eLearning: 5 Things You Can Do

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    Motivation in eLearning can best be described with a U-shaped curve: novelty and enthusiasm produce high drive at the beginning, but it drops off sharply thereafter, only increasing when the end of the course is in sight. It is up to you to boost and maintain your students' motivation throughout the course, so that they will get the most out of it. Unless they have the motivation to focus and sit through the entire course, they learn nothing at all. Though every student responds differently, here are some fundamental guidelines you can use to keep your learners motivation levels high from…
  • 4 Types of Visuals You Can Use in eLearning, And Why They Work

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    As our world becomes more media-oriented, it grows increasingly clear that people show a preference for visual information over text. Graphs, diagrams, and other formats are more accessible than a block of text. However, poorly-presented data can do more harm than good. So, when using any of these visualization methods for eLearning, make sure they: are clear and coherent; aren't redundant; add value to learning; aid retention and recall; and, of course, are within the scope of your budget. To get started, here are four main types you can use.
  • A Simple Technique You Can (and Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    It’s easy for an eLearner to “zone out” when faced with complex course content, especially with limited existing knowledge of a topic. The instructional design challenge is how to explain complex content easily. Start by considering some premises fundamental to eLearning design. A Simple Technique: Identifying Similarities and Differences The objective is creating content that enhances eLearners’ knowledge and ability to use it. Success is their mastery of complex content with a simple technique: using mental processes focused on identifying how items, concepts or…
  • Make It Hard to Forget: 6 Principles to Help Your Learners Remember Anything

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    You've worked hard and are creating your best eLearning course to date. But do you wonder if people will remember any of the content a few weeks down the road? Fostering effective eLearning requires understanding how memory works. Beyond that, we need to master crucial ways to help learners encode new principles in their brains. This requires a grasp of five premises.
  • These Are The Reasons Why Learners Forget Your Training

    9 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    "Training doesn’t help one jot if people can’t remember it in the real world"  —Teresa Ewington Our biggest goal in training is to get students to remember the material. In order to do this more effectively, it helps to understand exactly what causes the mind to forget things. By understanding what makes a person forget, we can incorporate things into our programs that help counteract those causes.  Forgetting is an important function. It helps a human filter out trivial things that would clog the brain and override important information. Forgetting helps ease pain…
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    eLearning Industry

  • 6 Benefits of BYOD In The Classroom

    Tiziana Saponaro
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    The Benefits of BYOD In The Classroom The current generation of students has grown up with technology and want to use it in every aspect of their daily lives — including school. They have an expectation that the same technology they use at home will be available at school too. Thanks to the mass consumerization of technology, students are now some of the most enthusiastic and savvy users of state-of-the-art mobile computing devices. They keep their beloved mobile devices on them at all times, and are not just using them to communicate with friends or download music. In fact, they use…
  • 8 Reasons Why Experiential Learning Is The Future Of Learning

    Kydon Holdings
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Experiential Learning Is The Future Of Learning More than a hundred years ago, Hermann Ebbinghaus formulated the learning curve, which describes the relationship between memory and time. In a nutshell, it says that, during a lecture, if your absorption rate is at 100 percent on day one, there is a 50-80 percent loss of learning from the second day onward, which is reduced to a retention rate of just 2-3 percent at the end of thirty days. This theory is even more relevant in today's world where attention spans have come down and learning sometimes is reduced to 140 characters! How then can…
  • Instructional Design Models and Theories: Subsumption Theory

    Christopher Pappas
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    The Quintessential of Subsumption Theory As opposed to many other instructional theories, which are psychology-based models applied to instructional design, the Subsumption Theory was originally developed exclusively for instructional design. It prescribes a way of creating instructional material that helps learners organize their content in order to make it meaningful for transfer. The goal here is for learners to have the necessary background that will help them solve any problem and also retain this knowledge. According to the concept set forth by Ausubel, the acquisition of knowledge is…
  • 4 Reasons to Choose Cloud Authoring

    Christie Wroten
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    What exactly is cloud authoring? Cloud authoring is internet-based authoring. Shared resources, software and information are provided to your computer and other devices on demand, through a web browser. It’s a great way to create e-Learning courses. Here are 4 reasons to choose cloud authoring: 1. The cloud is gaining popularity. Forbes reported cloud architecture as one of the top 10 strategic IT trends for 2015, according to Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which happened in Orlando recently. At this event, Gartner’s IT experts identify what they believe to be the top ten information technology…
  • 7 Tips To Repurpose eLearning Content for Mobile Learning

    Christopher Pappas
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    How To Repurpose eLearning Content for Mobile Learning The world of eLearning is constantly evolving and changing. As eLearning professionals, it's important to stay up to date with current eLearning trends, so that we can provide our learners with the most memorable and meaningful eLearning experience. Learners tend to be on-the-go more often than not. Therefore, in order to reach them and offer them the chance to develop skill sets or broaden their knowledge base, the learning must go with them via their mobile devices. So, the big question is: how do I convert my existing eLearning course…
 
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    USMLE / Internal Medicine ABIM Board Exam Review Blog

  • Introducing the Knowmedge Refer-A-Friend Program!

    Admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Are you a medical education enthusiast? Have you used Knowmedge? If you have, you know we’re passionate about medical education! And if you love Knowmedge as much as we loved building it, here’s your chance to help us spread it…. And earn money while doing it!   Knowmedge Refer a Friend Screenshot   What are you talking about? Well, it’s pretty simple! We’re looking to spread Knowmedge and we’re looking for help! And we’re willing to pay for it! So we are introducing a Refer-a-Friend program! We need help spreading the word and making more people aware of…
  • Alcohol Poisoning: What you Need to Know for the ABIM and USMLE exams

    ravibhatia
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:08 am
    If most of your clinic duties are in primary care, you may only rarely encounter alcohol poisoning. However, this topic is a favorite of the boards in the Nephrology section and one that does certainly arise in emergency departments and on the inpatient wards. For the USMLE and ABIM examinations, it is important to know the specifics of alcohol poisoning, including how to differentiate among Ethanol, Methanol, Isopropyl alcohol, and Ethylene glycol. In fact, in a patient suspected of having consumed too much alcohol, these will be the answer choices rather than simply “alcohol poisoning.”…
  • ABIM Internal Medicine Board Exam Results – 2014

    Admin
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    The 2014 ABIM Internal Medicine Board Exam results are out! For those that passed, we are so happy for each of you! As with each of us who has taken the exam – you don’t get here without a lot of effort and sacrifice! So a hearty congratulations to each of you! Or as we like to hashtag on twitter… #HeckYeah!   The ABIM Exam results are out though the total percent of exam takers that passed won’t be released until a later date. If the results are similar to previous ABIM results, we can expect a total pass rate of somewhere in the mid 80% range for first-time takers.  …
  • The 5 Things You Need to Know about the New Cholesterol Guidelines for the ABIM & USMLE exams

    ravibhatia
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    With all the recent revisions to hypertension goals, breast cancer screening, prostate serum antigen (PSA) testing, etc., you’d think medical societies were deliberately trying to confuse medical students and internal medicine residents preparing for the USMLE and ABIM examinations. Fortunately, there isn’t any evidence of any diabolical agenda. At the same time though, because the folks at the ABIM aren’t particularly specific about when to start adopting guidelines (see image below), it’s the responsibility of each exam-taker to be aware of what changes have occurred…
  • ABIM / Internal Medicine Board Review Question: Cardiology

    Admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Happy Friday! It’s been a while since we’ve put up a internal medicine board review question. This one is straight out of the Internal Medicine QBank!   21-year-old female presents to the ED for pain in her chest with deep breaths. She denies any fevers or chills at this time but admits that she just recovered from a cold a week ago. She denies cough, night sweats, weight loss or any other symptoms. The patient doesn’t report any medical problems at this time. She denies smoking or doing illegal drugs but drinks alcohol socially. Family history is non-contributory. She…
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  • The Transformative Journey of Corporate MOOCs

    Ravi Pratap Singh
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    THE QUOTE: “MOOCs and other online instruction is still the old “broadcast model” where everyone gets the same content whether they need it or not. When systems start to provide the content I need differently from the content you need, we will have taken a giant step forward.” – Karl Kapp (in our interview with him) THE JOURNEY: We, at Learnnovators, have always been fascinated by the power MOOCs can offer. We have been having this topic as an integral part of our ongoing research activities especially after receiving some great insights from Karl Kapp (quoted above). Based on our…
  • The Evolving Face of Embedded Performance Support

    Ravi Pratap Singh
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:12 am
    THE QUOTE: “Design and develop performance support solutions with a focus on context, not content.” – Jeremy Smith “You can’t teach people everything they need to know. The best you can do is position them where they can find what they need to know when they need to know it.” – Seymour Papert THE JOURNEY: In today’s business environments where: ‘Learning at the speed of need’ is the most crucial factor for success Learning is largely informal (on-the-job), a little social (peer), and least formal (training programs and courses) …business problems are more complex and…
  • E-Learning Forecasts & Trends for 2014

    Ravi Pratap Singh
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:55 pm
    THE QUOTE: “Online learning is not the next big thing, it is now big thing.” – Donna J. Abernathy THE JOURNEY: Where is e-learning heading? As we know, the e-learning market is evolving dynamically, witnessing newer horizons day after day. And, in the wake of this evolution, it brings about an immense growth opportunity for the entire fraternity (including vendors and tool publishers). It’s almost a year since we published our last forecasts on the e-learning trends. And, we decided it’s time we consolidated our ‘reading’ into the current happenings, so we could make our…
  • A Not-So-Serious Debate on The Serious eLearning Manifesto

    Ravi Pratap Singh
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:40 pm
    THE QUOTE: “We have been deeply concerned about the state of elearning. We’ve talked about it, lamented it, grumbled to each other, and wondered how things might change. Finally, we have decided to do something. The Serious eLearning Manifesto is the result.” – The Instigators (The Serious eLearning Manifesto) THE JOURNEY: Like many of you out there, we too are concerned at today’s state of e-learning which follows ‘the same old way of doing things’. Let’s first take a quick look at a few serious and thought-provoking shout-outs about the present state of e-learning today from…
  • The Changing Face of Corporate L&D

    Ravi Pratap Singh
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    THE QUOTE: “Learning & Development needs a makeover…It’s time for a change.” – Clark Quinn THE JOURNEY: ‘Learning at the speed of need’ is a significant factor that powers up workplaces around the world today. However, after reviewing our many years of work, we realise today that training in isolation is rarely the RIGHT answer for most performance problems, since performance-related issues could find roots in numerous other aspects in the workplace. This great realisation also seems to have dawned on the Learning and Development (L&D) function, which has been doing…
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    The Best Audio Engineering Schools

  • Find Top Sound Engineering Schools

    jamie
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    The right education in sound engineering is vital for those who want to enter the music industry. However, a clear understanding of the music composition and technology can only be learnt at top sound engineering schools. There are several colleges that are offering degrees in engineering and music but it is important to select the best college for your education. Top sound engineering schools offer dual degrees in music and engineering. They have world class faculties who provide real world experience to the students. Most of the courses are designed in apprenticeship form where the students…
  • Do you Know What it Takes to Become an Audio Engineer?

    jamie
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    Audio engineering is a growing industry but do you know what it takes to become an audio engineer? The parameters for developing audio engineering skills are diverse and although most music composers do not have any formal education in the field of music. However, in recent years, due to development in technology there has been growth in various degrees that specifically cater towards those who want to learn music composing and audio engineering. To become an audio engineer, you must first understand what an audio engineer does. An audio engineer has specific tasks of mixing music, recording…
  • Test School Boxes

    jamie
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    If you’re looking for an audio engineering program in California consider yourself pretty lucky. California has a TON of schools available for those looking into audio production as a career. What’s even better is that is doesn’t matter whether you live down south or up north (San Francisco) there are still plenty of schools to choose from. If you have questions about any of the schools, hit the “request info” button and they’ll help you out. Featured Audio Engineering Schools in CA ART INSTITUTES The Art Institutes Programs: Audio Production (BS) Your creativity is a big part of…
  • How To Produce A Bangin’ EDM Track

    jamie
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    Producing electronic dance music that sounds good enough for you to play in front of a crowd or have signed to a label can seem like a daunting task when giving it a stab for the first time, and there are lot of pitfalls that can trip you up if you don’t have a handle on some basic concepts. Considering there are entire books that have been written on the subject, it’s impossible to cover in a single article every technique or method used by artists and producers who have contributed decades of their personal experience and knowledge in print, but we will delve into the very…
  • 14 Excellent Audio Engineer Interviews

    jamie
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    In any industry, getting inside the minds of those who’ve made it to the top is one of the quickest ways to forge your own path to success, and the audio industry is certainly no exception to this rule. In fact, given the infamously cutthroat reputation that the audio industry has cultivated over the years, learning how to gain your foothold has become more important than ever in this breakneck-paced profession! Getting Down To Business Listed below are links to interviews and additional relevant sources that I’ve compiled for this article. Above each link, you’ll find a…
 
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  • How You Can Train Your Employees In Cybersecurity

    Sep Barkhodaee
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    As businesses, companies have assets of all forms to protect. From products to strategies to the actual employees themselves, security is an integral part of a company's operation. In recent years, the more conventional notion of physical and material security has been steadily supplemented as it moves into a new arena: the Internet. Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing fields in the business world, and for good reason. The increasing amount of sensitive data that companies are storing on their servers, both in-house hardware and cloud-based Web servers, means protecting that…
  • The Importance Of Managing Employee Development

    Sep Barkhodaee
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:14 am
    As a manager, you're responsible for monitoring your staff's performance and driving results. But your job doesn't stop there. In fact, you're responsible for the professional development and workplace well-being of all of the employees working under you. It may seem like a tall order, but employee development is an area ignored at your peril. Workplaces aren't static, and neither are the employees who populate your office nor the challenges your organization is faced with on a daily basis. Why, then, would you expect success from a static and hands-off professional…
  • Bullying Doesn’t Have To Be A Problem In Your Workplace

    Sep Barkhodaee
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:48 am
    It seems strange to think of workplaces as spots where bullying and teasing can occur. Such behavior seems much more like the province of schoolyards and playgrounds than offices and breakrooms. But the fact is that bullying in the workplace does take place, and if left unchecked it can present a real problem. Only recently have companies been exploring more robust and in-depth anti-bullying policies. If you still have yet to take this step, there are important lessons that can be learned from organizations that have moved to eradicate mistreatment from their workplaces. What…
  • Yes, You Can Teach Creativity – Here’s How

    Sep Barkhodaee
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    It's no secret that creativity is seen as a desirable trait in an employee. Every employer wants workers who are innovative and can think outside the box, as such thinking could be the best way to come up with the memorable products and the most effective service solutions. But while most companies view creativity as a boon, on the whole it's difficult to nail down exactly what it is. Most are tempted to view creativity as a sort of bolt from the blue, an ethereal and unquantifiable substance that some people simply have and others don't. The good news is this view is outdated.
  • How HR Can Improve Wellness Through Training

    Sep Barkhodaee
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    HR professionals are used to being responsible for devising training programs for employees. But in recent years, companies have begun investing time and resources into another type of employee education: health and wellness.  While previously thought to be outside the purview of corporate direction, more businesses are finding value in encouraging employees to take a more active role in maintaining health. Wellness programs are an increasingly popular way to achieve this. Regardless of method, encouraging workers to better manage their health is important for companies who want to…
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  • Wearable Technology—What's the Big Deal?

    Hannah Huston
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    In the technology world, it seems like every week brings with it a new tech craze. And while some fizzle and die, others—like wearable technology— are making a name for themselves and becoming increasingly popular. Some people are even estimating these so called “wearables” will take off and become as big as smart phones. But for those of you who are still confused or unsure about this new technology and what it can do, read on! The Basics The most common and well known form of wearable technology today is fitness trackers worn on your wrist (or elsewhere!). These can come in many…
  • 8 Essential Skills for Managers (in Food Service, Retail, and Beyond!)

    Anna Taylor
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    As a manager, it is important that you are prepared to take on leadership and control the chaos that is busy nights and impatient customers. As the highest power on the floor, responsibility for success or failure falls to you and it is your job to be prepared for anything. Whether you are a restaurant, hotel, retail, or any establishment manager these 8 skills will give you the edge you need for success. 1. Professionalism You are the highest in-store authority. That means you are responsible for looking and acting like it. As someone employees go to for questions and customers ask for to…
  • Improve Your Emotional Intelligence and Foster Office Cooperation

    Kate Cornelius
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    How much do you know about emotional intelligence? Unless you have a psych degree or have already taken training in the subject (good for you!), chances are, not much. Emotional intelligence (or your "EQ") is the "ability to monitor one's own and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior." Effectively increasing and understanding your emotional intelligence is critical for both work and home.    We've put together this list of courses to first help you develop you…
  • Want To Share Your Expertise? You’re Cursed. Here’s How To Fix It.

    Breanne Dyck
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    You are an expert. That's why you are creating online courses, right? Because you know more about your topic than others do, and you want to share your knowledge with them. But have you ever stopped to think about how your expertise could be making it harder for you to create effective online courses? It's true. In fact, research tells us that when it comes to predicting the time it will take a beginner to master a new skill, experts are cursed. How Long Does It Take To Learn To Use a Cell Phone? To explain, let's start by setting the scene: The year is 1999. Cell phones are a relatively new…
  • Head to Head: State vs Private Colleges

    Noah Piwonka
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    This is the third post in our new Head to Head series where we compare and contrast a variety of topics! Don't miss eLearning Versus mLearning, Microsoft Word vs Google Docs vs LibreOffice, and be sure to check back for another post! Lately, comparisons between public and private colleges have been a hot topic in the media. Former Yale faculty member William Deresiewicz wrote a scathing piece on why state schools are preferable to Ivy League universities. The annual ranking of American schools has a visible impact on students and university administrations. With student debt now greater…
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    Online Education | College Courses, E-learning Platform Resources

  • GCC CA - Glendale Community College California for Online Education Classes

    Fatima Anwar
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    GCC ca - Glendale Community College California offers online courses comparable to a classroom based course. GCC College Courses are educated by the equivalent qualified instructors and follow the equal program of study and standards as the on-campus course. GCC Glendale ca Online Education courses gives flexibility in preparation and are mainly helpful to home learners.As a fully accredited institution GCC ca online courses are affordable, fast, and convenient and geared for you. GCC College offers the Associate in Science and Associate in Arts degrees. GCC provides 75 academic majors,…
  • English Language Learning Classes - Integrated English Course for Students

    Fatima Anwar
    4 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    Enroll in English language learning classes or learn English as a second language is now easier for ESL students with the help of integrated English course and English language learning programs offered through the web. The English language is a tough language to learn if it is not your mother language. However, it is definitely a language that you simply should study becoming practiced at if you would like to urge ahead within the world of these days. It is become a necessity for any world national to learning English as a second language.There are several resources for…
  • D2l SFA Online University Make Higher Education More Accessible

    Fatima Anwar
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    SFA online has a sturdy tradition of excellence in online education. With over twenty online degree programs, D2L SFA online is a method that SFASU is functioning to make higher education more accessible and to assist you reach your academic, skilled, and private goals.D2L SFA University Tuition:Your first step in getting started is to pick out the online program or course in which you're interested. SFA online graduate and undergraduate degree courses are fully online. They provide Master's degrees in areas like Public Administration, Resource Interpretation. Stephen F…
  • Best Online University for Education Degree

    Fatima Anwar
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:13 pm
    People who are interested in the sector of education have an affinity for serving to others win their goals, whether or not that is a kindergartner who must master his bedrock or a working professional pursuing an advance degree in her field.The most common job in education is teaching. Additionally to being an educational profession, teaching needs keen social skills and ethical integrity. Lecturers act as counselors, mentors, and biological process specialists to students of all ages.Education could be a gracious job for motivated people who require their work to be an investment in the…
  • Christian College Online University with a Bible-Centered Education

    Fatima Anwar
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Are you in search of resources for Christian college online university? Are you attempting to make your mind up between an online secular university and a Christian college? The decision will be a tough one; it considerations your future career, your social life, and your happiness for successive few years.When you opt for a Christian college online university, you create an affirmative decision to develop yourself both professionally and spiritually. Accredited online Christian colleges and universities give constant selection of majors and glorious education found at online…
 
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    Origin Learning - A Learning Solutions Blog

  • How to Encourage Social Learning within Your Organization

    Origin Learning
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    The impact of social media on our lives has been terrific. Be it socio-political conflicts in countries, online campaigns to create awareness about a disease outbreak, raising funds for calamity struck people or learning to do every day stuff- the social media is now playing a crucial role in our lives. If you try to look at the essence of it, you’ll realize that social media is in fact one of the best forms of social learning. Informal it is, but nevertheless we are learning all the time- when we see YouTube videos, when we read blogs and news stories on Facebook, when we tweet and retweet…
  • Cognitive Load Theory: The Key to Smarter Instructional Design

    Origin Learning
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    What is cognitive load theory (CLT)? Attributable to John Sweller who developed this theory after thoroughly studying problem solving, CLT provides guidelines for improving learning and retention by focusing on the memory capacity of human beings. While solving problems or trying to ‘learn’ new information, the brain copes up in certain ways, which have been studied and theorized by Sweller. ‘Cognitive’ means mental and ‘load’ means burden, so this theory basically studies the mental load that the human brain faces when learning happens. Learners can remember…
  • The Role of L&D in Today’s Talent Strategies

    Origin Learning
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    Talent development and retention rightfully sits at one of the top priorities of organizations. After all, it is the people which lead an organization forward. And not all the people; it is the top 20% of the workforce that generates 80% of the business- what we commonly know as the 80:20 rule or the Pareto principle. True, there is unemployment by and large; but the paradox is, there is also a huge demand for skilled workforce. This implies that though people are surplus, skilled people aren’t, which is the reason for organizations trying to attract and retain the best talent that they…
  • Origin Learning Wins the 2014 Chief Learning Officer Gold Award for Excellence in Social Learning

    Origin Learning
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    Origin Learning, a leading providers of eLearning, Mobile Learning and Social Learning Solutions, has won GOLD at the prestigious 2014 edition of the Chief Learning Officer award ceremony held at Carlsbad, California. The ‘Learning In Practice Gold award’ is for the Excellence in Social Learning category for a leading global luxury retailer.  Origin Learning used Origin Konnect,the Social Learning platform to build a robust learning system for training the staff at the Global luxury retailing organization. Origin Konnect is a next-generation learning platform that promotes social…
  • How to Transfer Your Regular Training to Mobile Learning

    Origin Learning
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:02 am
    Adding mobile learning to a training program is one of the best ways to acknowledge and leverage the technological devices that your employees already have. However, it is important to make the right first moves when transferring elements of your training to the mobile learning format. Take a rational LMS decision Many a times, organizations are reluctant to change their LMS when integrating mobile learning to their existing training format. This may be because of two reasons: either you do not want to go through the hassle of overhauling your system, because learning doesn’t change the…
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  • 10 Must-Read Articles about MOOCs

    John Laskaris
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    Pretty much everyone in the world of eLearning is familiar with the rise of MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses. MOOCs, which first began to see large emergence in 2012, are still in their preliminary stages, and many are still waiting to see the verdict of how effective they are and if they are going to be the next big thing in distance education.So far, MOOCs have attracted massive amounts of learners. However, many are questioning the completion rates and effectiveness of these open online courses. While the goals of providing widespread access to education via the web and unlimited…
  • 3 LMS Must-Have’s to Support Synchronous eLearning

    John Laskaris
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    One of the biggest benefits of e-learning is the flexibility it offers, learners anywhere around the world can all become a part of the same course and learning community. With all of this flexibility and the ability to cater to each learner’s preferred learning style, most e-learning course strategies are divided into what is known as synchronous and asynchronous learning categories. While the best strategy for each individual student depends on their preferred learning method, both of these strategies have their strengths and weaknesses. The most successful e-learning courses create a…
  • Surfing the Future Pedagogies: Augmented Learning

    John Laskaris
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    What’s so great about augmented learning anyway? Another activity blamed for lost hours of youth and productivity? Teens and adults hunched over just another game controlling their emotions and relationships? A super-glorified way to present educational technology?Yes, augmented learning is all that and more: enhanced learner experience and achievement. Before you scroll down to see how long this article is, (and whether this is worth your time), know that augmented learning is here to stay. It has the potential for enriching a learning environment and enticing learners for more. If you are…
  • 10 Must-Read Materials About Synchronous Learning

    John Laskaris
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    We all heard those terms and if you’re designing e-Learning courses you have probably encountered the dilemma of making choice between two of those. This choice can be tough if you’re not sure what are the pros and cons of each method and what are the best practices you can implement when designing the course.This week we gathered 10 must-read articles about synchronous learning so next time not only your choice will be easier but if you choose to deliver real-time e-learning experience, you will know everything you need to make it super valuable and engaging.1. Synchronous vs.
  • How Do Your LMS Metrics Measure Up?

    John Laskaris
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    It’s a sad statistic: LMS are not measuring metrics as expected! With the lightning speed at which we create and send out data on the Internet, data analytics tools are a necessity. LMS administrators, course instructors, and learners need meaningful analysis of activities. These include the course completion rates, the course registration number, the revenue generated per course in a given quarter, and even the quality of responses provided by the instructor in a course. Intelligent metrics are needed for intelligent systems.Despite boasting of these tools, several LMS fail to measure up.
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    Learning In The Cloud

  • Learning Strategy: It’s Complicated. Or Not So Much.

    Expertus - Innovation in Enterprise Learning
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    By guest experts, Ajay Pangarkar, CTDP, CPA, CMA, and Teresa Kirkwood, CTDP Recently, we were talking about training and development practices with an industry colleague. Suddenly, she paused and asked, “Why is workplace learning so complicated? Isn’t it simply about improving employee performance?” She has a point. Successful workplace learning is notoriously difficult to achieve. But is this perception really deserved? Afterwards, as Teresa and I reflected on that conversation, we compared notes about why and how organizational learning seems so complex. Are business leaders demanding…
  • Sales Enablement: What’s Your Technology Edge?

    Expertus - Innovation in Enterprise Learning
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:45 pm
    By Caleb Johnson, Director of Strategic Accounts, Expertus Caleb Johnson, Director of Strategic Accounts, Expertus So Many Opportunities, So Little Time For sales professionals, today’s dynamic business environment can be exhilarating. New tools and social channels are opening doors to an endless stream of prospects. But this abundance of information and interaction also has its dark side. Sales productivity plummets when reps disrupt their workflow to sift through a glut of unfiltered data — or when they must navigate between apps to complete a simple task. That’s…
  • Evaluating LMS Usability: Beyond a Dazzling Demo

    Expertus - Innovation in Enterprise Learning
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    By Kathleen Waid, Senior Director of Client Services, Expertus Kathleen Waid, Sr. Director, Client Services, Expertus Have you ever been spellbound by a jaw-dropping software demonstration? Guided tours of new technology sometimes seem like pure magic. So why does the magic often fade when we fire-up that software back at the office? Poor usability is likely to blame. Lack of attention to key usability principles can create a sharp disconnect between the intuitive simplicity we expect, and the complicated realities of an awkward interface. LMS platforms aren’t immune. Today, there are…
  • Learning Luminary Interview: Craig Weiss

    Expertus - Innovation in Enterprise Learning
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Joy Church Millard, Sr. Editor, Expertus By Joy Church Millard, Sr. Editor, Expertus Editor’s Note: Welcome to the first interview in our “Learning Luminaries” series! Periodically, we’ll showcase conversations with the brightest and most innovative minds in the world of enterprise training and development. This month, we speak with Craig Weiss, founder of E-Learning 24/7.  Recently named one of the most influential people in e-learning, Craig is recognized globally as an analyst, blogger and speaker. He has earned a reputation as an independent authority on learning…
  • What’s the Value of Customer Training? Prove It

    Expertus - Innovation in Enterprise Learning
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    By guest expert, John Leh In a recent post — Customer Training: 5 Reasons Why It’s Smart Business — I explained how companies can develop stronger customer relationships through learning programs driven by advanced LMS technology. But that raises an important question: How do you win the funding you need to improve customer education? The best way to gain support is by demonstrating return on investment (ROI). I know ROI is a controversial subject in some learning circles. Nevertheless, it’s essential for customer training programs. Here’s why… The Wisdom…
 
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    Lambda Solutions » Blog

  • 5 ways the Healthcare Cloud is Improving Patient Outcomes

    Sean Hougan
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    According to a study from HIMMS Analytics, 83% of healthcare provider organizations are using cloud-based technologies—66.9% of these healthcare cloud-based technologies are SaaS-based applications. While adoption of cloud-based technologies in the healthcare industry has been slow, trust is building and adoption rates are increasing at a faster and faster rate. As the domino effect continues, […]The post 5 ways the Healthcare Cloud is Improving Patient Outcomes appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • 2015’s Top 10 Disruptive Innovations in HR Technology Part 2

    Sean Hougan
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Yesterday we provided an overview of the first five disruptive innovations in HR technology for 2015 as indicated by Bersin by Deloitte. The report, HR Technology for 2015: Ten Big Disruptions Ahead provides insight into the largest HR technology trends for 2015 and how organizations can keep up. Yesterday we outlined the first five disruptive […]The post 2015’s Top 10 Disruptive Innovations in HR Technology Part 2 appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • 2015’s Top 10 Disruptive Innovations in HR Technology

    Sean Hougan
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Less than a week ago Bersin by Deloitte published a 22-page report, HR Technology for 2015: Ten Big Disruptions Ahead, which provides insight into the largest HR technology trends for 2015 and how organizations can keep up. With the HR software market growing past the $15 billion mark this year, venture capitalists and top-tier talent […]The post 2015’s Top 10 Disruptive Innovations in HR Technology appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • 3 Benefits of Managed Cloud Hosting

    Sean Hougan
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    While ‘the cloud’ is widely talked about, many organizations still have yet to realize and understand the benefits of managed cloud hosting. What is managed cloud hosting you ask? In order to fully understand managed cloud hosting, we must first understand what the cloud is. And no, contrary to the belief of some, the cloud is not a data center located […]The post 3 Benefits of Managed Cloud Hosting appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • 3 Best Practices for Mobile eLearning

    Sean Hougan
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Mobile activity and thus mobile learning is growing at a rapid pace.  Wherever you are, take a second to look up (likely from your phone or tablet) and I’m sure you will notice that the majority of people are looking down at their phones—especially if you’re on the bus. To give you an idea of […]The post 3 Best Practices for Mobile eLearning appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
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    Wranx

  • Onboarding New Employees

    Jon from Wranx
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? Are you currently pursuing that career or doing something completely different? It is fairly normal for today’s generation to change what they want to do in life, but this is a trend that is becoming increasingly apparent for all ages across the job spectrum. According to research, half of hourly workers leave their jobs within the first 120 days of employment. On top of that, managers begin new jobs every two to four years on average. And as a whole, 25 per cent of the working population undergoes a career transition each year. As a…
  • Continual Training is the Key to a Great Customer Service Team

    Jon from Wranx
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    Even if you’ve got the highest quality product around, which is available to buy at an affordable price, there are certain consumers that won’t part with their money unless they’ve been treated the right way. These days, consumers require a great deal of attention, consideration and respect, as precarious market conditions and increased competition mean that losing out on just one sale could have dramatic consequences. Therefore, several businesses are prioritising customer service, as this can make all the difference. After all, 89 per cent of consumers have stopped doing business with…
  • What is ‘Skill Fade’ and How to Combat it?

    Jon from Wranx
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Even though every business tries to teach employees to the best of its abilities, a fair amount of knowledge will be lost over time. From teaching techniques and individual ability to methods of testing and evaluation criteria, there are various reasons why ‘skill fade’ happens. However, the majority of these causes can be rectified with the right approach.   Defining skill fade There have been various studies and lots of research into the subject of skill fade, however it can be defined as the decay of ability or adeptness over a period of non-use. However, a lot will depend on the…
  • 5 Tips for Developing a Customer-Centric Culture in your Business

    Jon from Wranx
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    In order for any business to strive or even survive, a profit needs to be achieved. Therefore, numerous entrepreneurs and enterprises make this their number one priority. From cutting down overheads to rapid expansion, there are various techniques and tactics that can help improve the bottom line. However, turnover is still completely dependent on just one thing – the customer. Without a steady stream of purchasers and patrons, your business will ultimately fail. You can streamline and improve internal operations all you want, but disregarding or ignoring the importance of the customer…
  • People Buy from People with Great Product Knowledge Training

    Jon from Wranx
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Irrespective of the customer’s circumstances or buying environment, purchase decisions and the sales process can be a long drawn out affair. Before a customer even thinks about parting with their hard earned cash, they’ll need certain assurances about the product, brand or even the salesperson. In addition to price and quality, other factors like warranty information, financing, availability and shipping will also come into play. However, several purchases hinge on factors such as familiarity, confidence and trust, which often boils down to how competent and knowledgeable sales staff are.
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  • The Fastest Way To Make Egusi Soup

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Are you hungry? Do you crave the alluring taste of Nigeria’s number one soup? Are you hopeless at cooking or really have no idea how to prepare food?  Well, worry no more because this (very) short article was written with people like you (who have no culinary skills whatsoever) in mind! Egusi soup is made... Read More Source: The Fastest Way To Make Egusi Soup
  • How To Add Fractions

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    What Is A Fraction A fraction is a small amount or proportion of a whole. Fractions are used to quantify amounts that are less than a whole unit. E.G 2/5, 3/8, 7/9 ETC. Fractions generally follow in the format N/D where N is the numerator and D is the denominator. There are generally 4 forms... Read More Source: How To Add Fractions
  • The Quick Way To Create A Free Blog On WordPress.com

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    Blogging is a wonderful and exciting platform/tool for sharing things you are passionate about and/or telling stories or telling your personal story. Your blog could be personal or for your business/company.  You have probably been meaning to start a blog for a while now but you felt discouraged because you heard it requires you learning... Read More Source: The Quick Way To Create A Free Blog On WordPress.com
  • How To Wipe Your Mirror Clean Using White Talcum Powder

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    A completely clean mirror is quite hard to find. Many owners and house cleaners have simply resigned to doing their best with a piece of clothing and some cleansing liquid (usually soapy water). This unfortunately does not get the job done no matter how you do it so we decided to teach you how to... Read More Source: How To Wipe Your Mirror Clean Using White Talcum Powder
  • How To Register For Glo Blackberry Plans

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Like all other service providers in Nigeria, you can register for Blackberry data plans on Glo mobile using USSD codes or by sending an SMS to 777. To use the SMS method you will need the SMS keyword for the data plan of your choice and to use the USSD code method you will also... Read More Source: How To Register For Glo Blackberry Plans
 
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  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles

    Patrick Irvine
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
  • Shapes in the Real World

    Kelsey Bednar
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    It is not hard to see shape in the world- all one has to do is look at their surroundings to discover that the world around us is composed of shapes. From architecture to art, from letters to numbers, the shape of an object is the often the identifier by which people recognize the world around them. Logos such as CBS, Microsoft, and Batman are recognized as much for their shape as for their design. Structures around the world such as the Great Pyramids and the Eiffel Tower are recognized for their shape.
  • Experiential Learning and School/Community Connections

    David Reese
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Project Based Learning can help teachers extend the classroom beyond the school walls. Frequently, projects can be extended to engage the internal and external school community. These projects can help provide partnerships that allow students the opportunity to work pro-actively with community partners.
  • Physical Models and Engineering

    David Reese
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Models allow the designer to better understand the features of a design problem, visualize elements of a possible solution, predict a design’s performance, and guide the development of feasible solutions (Quinn, et al, 2012). The development of models can be done through a variety of methods. Physical models may be done based upon the actual size of an object or may be done based upon a determined scale. This process is a great opportunity to utilize the 4 C’s (Creativity, Critical thinking, Communication, and Collaboration). This process may be structured based upon the desire of the…
  • Surveys and Sampling

    Kelsey Bednar
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Surveys are a key math tool for data collection. “Surveys are used by professionals in many fields to answer specific, important questions.” (2012) The data collected through surveys provides a vehicle for informed decision making. Surveys are an integral part of the broader math topics of Measurement and Data and Statistics and Probability and this learning can be applied across several grade levels. Surveys are addressed throughout these domains in the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and are tied to several Defined STEM cross-curricular tasks. There are many considerations…
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