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  • Can Elearning Improve Productivity?

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    Origin Learning
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    One of the most elementary goals of any business is to increase its productivity. Irrespective of the industry that you operate in, you would always want that you get greater output per unit of input that you invest in the form of time, number of people involved at their different levels of pay and various monetary and other resources. In an effort to increase it, innumerable studies have been conducted across organizations of different industries to determine the causes of low employee productivity. A few reasons are common to the results of all these studies: low employee motivation and…
  • The Changing Face of Corporate L&D

    Learnnovators - Bringing INNOVATION to E-LEARNING
    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…
  • Free Webinar— Helping Teachers Manage iPads in the Digital Classroom

    Helge Scherlund's eLearning News
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    With the Casper Suite and its free iOS app, Casper Focus, schools have the industry's easiest way to manage every Apple device they use, including iPads. Faculty and students can take advantage of the rich educational ecosystem that only the Apple platform offers. As the makers of the leading management solution for Mac, iPad, and Apple TV, JAMF Software supports the growing number of "Shadow IT" in schools which are focused on improving instruction through a simple and sustainable implementation of technology.This event takes place on Monday, August 25, 2014, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.  In this…
  • Top 5 Corporate Training Department Guiding Principles

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    Brent Schlenker
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Does your training department have a list of guiding principles? If not, then you can have mine.  Well, at least it’s a place to start.  You may end up with something different, but it will get you and your team thinking. Sometimes documenting high level thoughts, ideas, or principles, can feel like a waste of time. I’ve been in more than one company spending way TOO much time trying to get the wording just right.  And then at the end of it, once the final draft is approved by everyone, it’s never talked about again. Yes, I was one of those people early on in my career…
  • What Do You Love & Hate About E-Learning?

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    tom
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:37 am
    The infographic below shows the results of a recent survey we conducted on what people love and hate about elearning and online courses. I’ve included a few of my thoughts. The E-Learning Industry is Hot! The industry is growing like crazy. This is good because often the training people are the first to get cut when companies restructure. However, many of the emerging technologies and devices (like mobile apps) are centered on learning. Instead of training being the first group on the chopping block, today it plays a key role in the evolution of online courses and learning moving forward.
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  • 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…
  • 10 ways to realise the potential of e-learning

    Holly Young
    10 Jun 2014 | 8:54 am
    Can e-learning really deliver an education revolution across the globe? Our panel of experts share their thoughtsSecure the support of government and the private sector: E-learning offers the possibility of providing education at low cost so that marginalised groups can access quality education. But it will require that reaching the marginalised is a priority for government and a worthwhile social cause for the private sector. Continue reading...
  • Big data can transform learning as long as lecturers take control

    Diana Laurillard
    3 Jun 2014 | 6:45 am
    The collection of data on a large scale has already revolutionised our experience of online shopping. Imagine what it can do for online learningBig data has been eagerly embraced by the business world. Now it's time to look at how it can be used in education.The term refers to the trails we leave behind every time we use a website. We're all familiar with sites such as Amazon suggesting that if we enjoyed one book, we might like another book on a similar topic. These recommendations are based on data collected from very large numbers of customers and as a rule work very well. It undoubtedly…
  • Believe the hype: e-learning can revolutionise education in Africa

    Natricia Duncan
    26 May 2014 | 8:00 am
    Rebecca Stromeyer who runs the annual e-learning Africa conference tells us how IT is transforming educationTell us a bit about yourself.My father was an educational entrepreneur who always encouraged me to take an active role in the family business. In 1975 we were living in Lebanon, but we were forced to flee when the country descended into civil war. We essentially became refugees in the UK. Challenging times followed. At 15 I was living in an apartment with just my younger sister. But one of the things that kept me focused and grounded was my early education. So I know first hand the…
 
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  • Press Release: New Startup “SitWith” Brings Strangers Together For Productive Networking Lunches

    fsaba
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:40 pm
    PITTSBURGH—The challenge of meeting new people and expanding your personal network just got a lot easier for individuals in Pittsburgh. This is great news for people, such as young professionals, who are new to the area or those who are long-time residents and simply enjoy sharing conversation. SitWith, a startup company incubated by the entrepreneurship program at Carnegie Mellon University, has introduced a web-based service that connects individuals by bringing them together in small groups of four for lunch at local restaurants, expanding social networking through face-to-face…
  • A National Study of Theories and Their Importance for Faculty Development for Online Teaching

    fsaba
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:22 pm
    This article presents the results of a national study of 39 higher education institutions that collected information about their practices for faculty development for online teaching and particularly the content and training activities used during 2011-2012. An instrument of 26 items was developed based on a review of literature on faculty development for online teaching and analyzed in Meyer (in press). The study found that 72% (n=29) organizations used learning style theory as a basis for their training activities, followed by 69% that used adult learning (Merriam, 2001) and self-directed…
  • Online Faculty Perceptions on Effective Faculty Mentoring: A Qualitative Study

    fsaba
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:16 pm
    When higher education leaders give little thought or offer little mentoring to their faculty members, there is risk of driving faculty members from teaching online and of them having a poor experience in online teaching. Without mentoring support, faculty members may feel disconnected and unsupported. The purpose of the study was to examine the mentoring processes reported by faculty members teaching at online institutions of higher education in order to understand the processes of mentoring that these educators purport to be most beneficial to them in their faculty roles. Data from…
  • ‘It Takes Time’

    fsaba
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    The University of California System, after five years and millions of dollars spent, is asking for more time and money to get its systemwide online education initiative off the ground. Inside Higher Ed Full Article
  • Google Rolls Out Free LMS for Apps for Education

    fsaba
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    Google’s free learning management system, Google Classroom, is now in full release and is being made available today to all Apps for Education customers. The service had been in limited preview since May. During that time, according to Google Apps for Education Product Manager Zach Yeskel, more than 100,000 educators applied to be a part of the preview, and “tens of thousands” of those educations — from K-12 schools, colleges and universities — actually participated. Campus Technology Full Article
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  • 3 Interactive Games to Help You Learn About Fonts

    tom
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:33 am
    When building an elearning course there are three main considerations: What content will be in the course? What will it look like? What will the learner do? Most of the content in the course is text. And the look and feel of the course is also dependent on text. That’s because the text in your course serves two functions: it is what we read and it is a graphic that contributes a contextual look and feel. How to Learn About Fonts & Typography In today’s world there’s no shortage of free fonts. The challenge is learning more about them and how they’re best used in your elearning…
  • What Do You Love & Hate About E-Learning?

    tom
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:37 am
    The infographic below shows the results of a recent survey we conducted on what people love and hate about elearning and online courses. I’ve included a few of my thoughts. The E-Learning Industry is Hot! The industry is growing like crazy. This is good because often the training people are the first to get cut when companies restructure. However, many of the emerging technologies and devices (like mobile apps) are centered on learning. Instead of training being the first group on the chopping block, today it plays a key role in the evolution of online courses and learning moving forward.
  • Tips & Tricks for Recording Audio Narration

    tom
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Many of you are course designers thrown into the role of elearning developer. And part of developing elearning is recording audio narration. Unfortunately most of us aren’t audio engineers. In fact, we tend to have limited audio capabilities. For example, most of us have relatively inexpensive microphones, no dedicated recording environment, and limited technical skills. On top of that, we’re pressed for time and need to get the audio recorded quickly. Audio Narration Setup In this week’s challenge David asked people to share their audio set up and a few tips on recording audio…
  • Tips to Give Effective Feedback for Online Courses

    tom
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Good online courses provide feedback throughout the course. The trick is making sure that it is meaningful and effective feedback. Here’s an approach that’s typical of a lot of elearning courses. We provide a few screens of information then a quick knowledge check to see what they know. Then provide some more screens of information with another quick knowledge check. At the end of it all, we have them complete a multiple choice quiz. That’s how many of us learned to build elearning courses. I call it the “slide-slide-quiz” technique. It’s not necessarily a bad process depending on…
  • Create Your Own Custom Characters for Online Training

    tom
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:26 am
    In this blog we’ve learned how to create custom characters with clip art. We’ve also learned to create our own illustrated characters in PowerPoint. And today, we’ll learn another way to create custom characters. A few months ago, Mike Taylor, one of our community managers had a great post on how to create your own graphics for your online training courses. It was one of those posts so good that I want to make sure it didn’t slip through the cracks. You can watch his tutorial below to see how easy it is to create custom characters using simple shapes. Click here to view how to create…
 
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    Harold Jarche

  • Error reduction interferes with gaining insights

    Harold
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Is your organization  focused on merely reducing errors or is it also promoting ways to improve insight? Fifty-eight of the top Fortune 200 companies bought into Six Sigma, attesting to the appeal of eliminating errors. The results of this “experiment” were striking: 91 per cent of the Six Sigma companies failed to keep up with the S&P 500 because Six Sigma got in the way of innovation. It interfered with insights. – Gary Klein A focus on error reduction assumes that the work environment is complicated. Complicated – relationship between cause & effect requires…
  • Sense-making Skills

    Harold
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    The most difficult part of personal knowledge mastery is developing a sense-making routine. A recent academic paper from the Association for Psychological Science examined various methods to improve learning. In this monograph, we discuss 10 learning techniques in detail and offer recommendations about their relative utility. We selected techniques that were expected to be relatively easy to use and hence could be adopted by many students. Also, some techniques (e.g., highlighting and rereading) were selected because students report relying heavily on them, which makes it especially important…
  • Networks and Power

    Harold
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds. @contepomi90 – “Power isn’t power if you need to wait for someone else to give it to you, who can also take it away at any time. That’s self-explanatory.” @decasteve – “Don’t try to change human nature. Instead, go after the tools. New tools make new practices. Better tools make better practices.” “If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all.” – Michelangelo…
  • What does the Internet of Everything mean to you?

    Harold
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    “Cisco believes that many organizations are already experiencing the Internet of Things (IoT)—the networked connection of physical objects. The Internet of Everything is the next step in the evolution of smart objects—interconnected things in which the line between the physical object and digital information about that object is blurred. – Cisco on Slideshare Here is how the Internet of Everything is viewed from multiple perspectives. What do you think? “The Internet is morphing from the global library into the global supercomputer. By 2025, almost every application or…
  • A Swiss Army Knife for the Network Era

    Harold
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    PKM: A Swiss Army knife for the Network Era I am amazed at how personal knowledge mastery [PKM] is adapted to so many different situations, which attests to the usefulness of a simple framework to deal with complex problems. It’s beginning to look like the Swiss Army knife of the network era. When it comes to workplace transformation, the key is getting people to accept change and more importantly change behaviours, especially those day-to-day routines that reflect the organization’s culture. Part of PKM is critical thinking, or questioning assumptions, which is why it may be…
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  • 5 Non-eLearning Books for eLearning Professionals

    Brent Schlenker
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    I’m not sure why, but reading about eLearning has never really interested me. I enjoy having conversations about it, but reading about it just doesn’t seem right. There are a lot of great books out there on eLearning and there are good lists as well to help you choose the best.  However, for this post, I’d like to just highlight and recommend a few non-eLearning books that I believe can improve your career in corporate learning and development. The Design of Everyday Things – Don Norman  This is a classic and should be required reading for any industry or job title…
  • Top 5 Corporate Training Department Guiding Principles

    Brent Schlenker
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Does your training department have a list of guiding principles? If not, then you can have mine.  Well, at least it’s a place to start.  You may end up with something different, but it will get you and your team thinking. Sometimes documenting high level thoughts, ideas, or principles, can feel like a waste of time. I’ve been in more than one company spending way TOO much time trying to get the wording just right.  And then at the end of it, once the final draft is approved by everyone, it’s never talked about again. Yes, I was one of those people early on in my career…
  • Litmos Listed as Favorite LMS User Interface

    Brent Schlenker
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    The New Talent Timeswrote a nice blog post last month and listed their favorite LMS user interface designs. I’ve always loved the LitmosLMS for it’s ease of use, and so I am not surprised that others find it appealing. Software Advice, a company that reviews HR & LMS technology, chose Litmos because it makes course navigation simple — for both learners and administrators. Its administrator interface allows for report generation, enrollment tracking as well as the ability to send direct messages to learners. The Web-based LMS is also accessible on multiple devices and…
  • Is Shark Week the Future of Learning?

    Brent Schlenker
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:54 pm
    It’s Shark Week! And that means 13 new shows about sharks on Discovery Channel. But wait! That’s not all! There was a live event happening at Hermosa Beach in Florida called FinFest…sort of a Woodstock for fans of Shark Week. There is also a late night live talk show, Shark After Dark, happening each night of Shark Week. Check out Shark After Dark TV for fun highlights if you missed it live. And there is a hashtag, #sharkweek, so you can participate in the conversation via social media as well. Does any of this sound familiar? Let’s recap… Live event – Live…
  • Reporting Part 1 – Educational Webinar Series

    Madeline Honig-Goepp
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    The second webinar in our new Educational Webinar Series was a fantastic success!  Thank you to those who where able to attend.  For those of you who where unable to attend, or you just want to review it, you can view the recording of the video here! This particular webinar covers: Dashboard Viewing User’s statuses through Courses Viewing a User’s status through their profile Reporting Dashboard Courses Quick Report Compliance Summary Enjoy! The post Reporting Part 1 – Educational Webinar Series appeared first on Litmos LMS.
 
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    Cathy Moore

  • Makeover: How to write challenging scenario questions

    Cathy Moore
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:32 am
    We’ve all seen scenario questions that are too boring or easy. In fact, here’s one: A member of your team is often an hour late to work on Monday mornings. What should you do? A. Ask the team member why they’re late. B. Refer the team member to the Employee Assistance Program for counseling. C. Dock the team member’s pay for the missed hour of work. How could we improve this question? Let’s look at some ideas. (We’ll look at a lot more ideas for strong scenarios in the scenario design workshops I’m giving soon in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Sydney.) 1.
  • Jettison the genies and let learners think

    Cathy Moore
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Elearning has genies, superheroes, and wizards. Live training has the all-knowing instructor. I say all of them should stop being so darned helpful. Here’s why. Let’s say that you’ve dusted off your bike and have been riding it to work, but it’s no longer shifting smoothly and the chain keeps falling off. You tightened a nut that you thought might help, but the chain fell off again. Now what? Which of the following will make you a smarter biker? A. You download a troubleshooting guide from the internet. You spend two minutes going through its steps to check cable…
  • 5 quick ways to pull learners into a course

    Cathy Moore
    20 May 2014 | 3:15 am
    “Welcome to the course Online Responsibility,” a too-perfect male voice intones while you stare at a stock photo of a man who’s grinning idiotically at a computer. “Billions of bits of data travel through our firm every day,” the voice drones on while the stock photo changes to science-fictiony swirling lines and numbers. “Since the dawn of the digital age, electronic communication has…” You lunge for the Next button, but you’re not allowed to click it until the droning man finishes, which he finally does while you’re in another…
  • Branching scenarios: How many decision points?

    Cathy Moore
    5 May 2014 | 7:47 pm
    You’ve decided a branching scenario will be part of your project. But how long should it be? First, I’m assuming that we’re talking about an exploratory or “learning” scenario, meaning a story in which learners make decisions without a lot of hand-holding and learn from the consequences of their decisions. I’m also assuming that the skill you want learners to develop is relatively complex, such as managing a conversation to create the best results. Aim for 7 decision points in most paths As a general rule I recommend that each path include at least 7…
  • How to kick off a project and avoid an info dump

    Cathy Moore
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:49 am
    Do you feel like you’re an assembly line worker in a course factory, expected to crank out training on demand? Break free of the assembly line with a strong kickoff meeting that puts you in charge of the design. Here are some ideas on how to start a project in a way that will avoid an information dump and win the happy obedience of your stakeholders. We’ll go into detail and practice these techniques (and more!) in the workshop I’m giving in London on June 6. What’s the first step? The next time someone drops a pile of PowerPoints in your in box and requests “a…
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  • Remote Learning: The Lay of the Land

    Ray Schroeder
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:10 pm
    By Andrew Binstock, Dr. Dobb’s If I were obliged to choose industries that are susceptible to significant disruption in the next few years, I would have to point to education as being the most obvious and most important. In a generation and a half, education has gone from being an expense that most families bore manageably or with some difficulty to an extraordinary cost that can plunge students and their parents into deep, long-lasting debt. Rather than being the path of upward mobility that it was for generations, education has evolved into the principal barrier between the wealthy…
  • ‘It Takes Time’

    Ray Schroeder
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:05 pm
    By Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed The University of California System, after five years and millions of dollars spent, is asking for more time and money to get its systemwide online education initiative off the ground. The 10-campus university system began to seriously consider a centralized approach to online education in 2009, as California faced a multibillion-dollar deficit that led to budget cuts, layoffs and tuition hikes across the state. Online for-credit courses, administrators believed — and to some extent still believe — could alleviate some the system’s access…
  • Online Learning and Digital Books

    Ray Schroeder
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    By Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed Tomorrow’s student may prefer mobile learning over stationary learning. Tomorrow’s higher ed student may decide that paying for a traditional campus based residential experience makes about as much sense as paying for a new hardcover book. Tomorrow’s student may find the lecture format as attractive as digital book enthusiasts finds the hardcover. Are existing higher ed institutions (the incumbents) moving fast enough today to be ready for tomorrow’s learner? https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/online-learning-and-digital-books…
  • 8 Myths About MOOCs

    Ray Schroeder
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:09 pm
    By Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed This week Josh Kim is in Cambridge for a Hewlett Foundation sponsored invited participant workshop on Learning With MOOCs. The timing of the gathering coincides with Dartmouth, his institution, working on developing DartmouthX open online courses on the edX platform. Spending a couple of days immersed in all thing open online learning prompted this post of eight ways in which many misunderstand MOOCs. https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/8-myths-about-moocs Share on Facebook
  • E-learning is the way to future – OAU (Nigeria) VC

    Ray Schroeder
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:05 pm
    BY Sunday Oni On, Sun News The Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Prof Bamitale Omole has described e-learning as the future of education, stressing that learning has left the traditional four walls of the university. He made the assertion recently in Lagos during the launch of the university’s e-learning platform by the institution’s Centre for Distance Learning (CDL). The platform, according to Prof Omole, would give the teeming Nigerian youths, as well as working class people, the opportunity to acquire university education, which has eluded many of them…
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  • Starting your journey as a global educator

    Julie Lindsay
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Are you interested in getting your classroom involved globally? Are you interested in trying something innovative, fun, exciting, and challenging with your classroom? Are you looking to further your connections and professional development beyond your classrooms walls, your city and even your country?  This blog post is for you.Everyone always says, “do this with your classroom” or “use this technology” or “it is not that hard just do this, then that, then talk to this person, then spin around and touch your toes”. Darn some of these innovative teachers! They just make things…
  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    10 Aug 2014 | 3:31 am
    OurGlobalFriendships - home tags: globalcollaboration education Watch 1000 Years of European Borders Change In 3 Minutes tags: education geography Using technology in music teaching - my workflows | Simon Dring tags: music technology education Visible Learning | Building the capacity of learners to learn, teachers to teach, leaders to lead and systems to improve tags: visiblelearning education A Treasure Trove of Digital Citizenship Resources for Teachers | Global Digital Citizen Foundation tags: digitalcitizenship education Global Collaboration Projects Excellent slideshow sharing a variety…
  • It's Time to Take Your Learning Global - Flat Connections Projects and Teacher PD

    Julie Lindsay
    3 Aug 2014 | 4:41 pm
    It is that time again when organisers at Flat Connections start to promote and encourage global participation in projects and teacher PD. As teachers in the northern hemisphere return to their classrooms, and as southern hemisphere teachers plan for the rest of the year, NOW is a great time to be planning for global learning and embedding collaborative experiences into the curriculum. We encourage all teachers and leaders to think ahead - global collaboration is not always easy, but forward planning in conjunction with curriculum organisation will build successful experiences for you and…
  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    3 Aug 2014 | 3:31 am
    Networked Student - YouTube tags: networkedlearning education connectivism viralvideo video Julie Lindsay, Connectivism and Flat Classrooms | June Labs Report tags: jul education connectivism globaled Are You Living Your True Colors? | THE LEARNING JOURNEY tags: education color The attack on higher ed — and why we should welcome it | TED Blog Excellent article by George Siemens and the recent state of MOOCs. My favourite paragraph: And, what learners really need has diversified over the past several decades as the knowledge economy has expanded. Universities have not kept pace with learner…
  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:31 am
    Connectivism - Mind42 tags: connectivism education Miami-Dade Online Academy: The Diaz Family Shares Their Online Learning Success Story | Learning Outside the LinesLearning Outside the Lines tags: onlinelearning virtualschool education Nine of the Best Ways to Boost Creative Thinking | Global Digital Citizen Foundation tags: globaldigitalcitizen education creativity What Will the Classroom and Curriculum of the Future Look Like? | Global Digital Citizen Foundation tags: future education classroom learning technology curriculum Making Learning More Connected | Educator Innovator tags:…
 
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  • Software, Stick Figures: This Week on #BLPLearn

    Abby Seifert
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:03 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…
  • Minecraft, Preparing Your Workforce, and Style Tiles:This Week on #BLPLearn

    Abby Seifert
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:07 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…
  • What It Means to Be Collaborative in Agile Learning Design

    Jennifer Bertram
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    This is an excerpt from Jennifer Bertram’s new white paper, Agile Learning Design for Beginners: Designing Learning at the Speed of Change. Here is a section on collaboration: COLLABORATIVE DESIGN Agile instructional design focuses just as much on communication as it does process, if not more. Without strong communication within a development team and with a client or stakeholder, Agile just doesn’t work. Agile comes to us from the software development world, and one of the principles is individuals and interactions over processes and tools. WHAT DOES COLLABORATION LOOK LIKE IN A…
  • Testing, Characters, and Genies in eLearning: This Week on #BLPLearn

    Abby Seifert
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:05 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…
  • Managing Your Team’s Workload With Agile Learning Design

    Jennifer Bertram
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:32 am
    This is an excerpt from Jennifer Bertram’s new white paper, Agile Learning Design for Beginners: Designing Learning at the Speed of Change. Here is a section on managing the work: Wanting to work incrementally, iteratively, and collaboratively is all well and good, but at some point you have to manage the work and timeline. Agile does not mean there isn’t any planning, but rather that planning is different. Instead of creating one plan at the beginning and using your time and energy trying to hold everyone to that plan (which never works), we spend our time identifying what work is a…
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  • Ten ways to use computers in the corporate classroom

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:29 am
    Technology is providing many useful alternatives to the corporate classroom, but it also has an increasingly important role to play when we do get together with a facilitator within the confines of good old bricks and mortar. Not only can it do the job of a whole raft of traditional devices – video and audio players, and slide projectors – it can do things that were simply not possible before the advent of computers. Here are ten suggestions for ways to spice up the corporate classroom:Display slides: OK, I know, typical bullet point PowerPoint slides are not going to spice up anything,…
  • Why e-learning should be in perpetual beta

    7 Aug 2014 | 11:19 pm
    When you run a workshop for the first time it can be a bit nerve-wracking. After all, you’ve never tested your ideas for content and activities against a real audience before. You can only guess at how long any session will actually take to complete. You don’t know for certain whether your design will work in meeting the underlying learning need.So, you cross your fingers and toes and give your ideas their first airing. Inevitably, some things will have worked well and some less so. You probably got many things right but you had to make all sorts of on-the-fly adjustments to cope with…
  • Learning has composition too

    5 Aug 2014 | 11:18 pm
    I found this fantastic video on the subject of composition through the nofilmschool site, one of the blogs that I subscribe to to satisfy my current obsession with all things video. You'll find it useful for any visual work you do, whether that's graphics, video, presentation slides or e-learning design!A lot of highly-skilled work has been put into the design of this tutorial. Don't be fooled by the informal tone - this video is highly professional and wasn't produced in a few hours. And I was glued to it - for about 5 minutes. After that it was more of an effort (I was determined to see it…
  • Crystal balling

    26 Jun 2014 | 9:40 am
    I haven't been posting much recently, mainly because every moment I'm not working for other people I'm spending on my new book. However, Learnnovators did manage to get me to hold forth on a wide range of different learning technology issues in this post just published.
  • Thoughts on digital learning design

    26 Jun 2014 | 9:28 am
    The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development shot this movie at the Learning and Development Show in London in April. It previews a digital learning design workshop that I will be running in October and throughout 2015.
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    Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

  • My Weekly Review - eLearning Tools, Iterative Development, Pedagogy, and more

    Brent Schlenker
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    I started the Week in Review posts on July 11th...yea...I've missed a few weeks...Sorry.Here is my review for this week August 4-8.eLearning Content Creation toolsOkay, so they aren't specifically tools just for eLearning. They are general content creation tools, but WOW! They are pretty darn cool! I suppose we have HTML5 to thank for giving browsers the ability to do this kind of content editing. Check out my posts at the Litmos blog to get my reaction to Adobe's Voice App for iPad, and 2 browser based tools: Canva.com and Placeit.net.Iterative eLearning DevelopmentMy Litmos blog posts on…
  • 21st Century Learning - Let's Leave 20th Century Education Behind!

    Brent Schlenker
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I'd like to restate something I've learned over the years living through and participating in the latest significant historical, world-changing event: The Internet. And you may find this to be obvious but here it goes...THE INTERNET CHANGES EVERYTHING!And if that statement seems a little vague then let me attempt to clarify it a little.Pre-internet there were gate keepers for everything: Newspapers and big TV networks were the gatekeepers of news, publishers were the gatekeepers of books, record companies were the gatekeepers of music, universities were the gatekeepers of…
  • Mobile Learning - No Pedagogy Required!

    Brent Schlenker
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:41 pm
    I've published a few blog posts at Litmos.com/blog over the last 3 months.  Most of the conversations around those posts occur in other places other than the blog, like Twitter, or Google+, or LinkedIn, etc. I started responding to someone in the comments today and realized it was getting very long and it would be better to share this thought as a blog post.The following is in response to my blog post The Two Paths to Mobile Learning: I love academic journals...at times. But after 20+ years in the corporate world I've learned to take it in with a healthy dose of skepticism.
  • Reviewing the Week: Knowledge Brokers, mLearnCon, Rock and Roll, and Apps

    Brent Schlenker
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The week leading up to the July 4th holiday weekend was very quiet around the office. It gave me some time to think and write quite a bit.  The first 2 of 4 blog posts written during that time were published this week:What Learning and Development can Learn from a Rock Band and YouTube - This post started out as a review of mLearnCon 2014 but quickly took a left turn at my stage presentation.  I realized that I've never really explained my thinking behind why I tell the Arnel Pineda story and so, as my blogs tend to do, it became a post about that in the end. How Corporate…
  • 6 Lessons in Powerpoint Design You Should Apply to eLearning Design

    Brent Schlenker
    2 Jun 2014 | 9:07 am
    I am fascinated by designers...not just good, or great, designers either.  I'm talking about the designers who seem to just be born to be designers.I found another one today and have added him to my list. Emiland De Cubber redesigned the epic 2014 Internet Trends deck by Mary Meeker and I was amazed by the results.Lindsay Kolowich at Hubspot does a great job in highlighting and explaining the critical design features that make De Cubber's presentation more a appealing and I'll guess easier to learn from as well.Just highlighting this makes me cringe at the thought of another…
 
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    e-Clippings (Learning As Art)

  • You JUST hired this person...do you even know....

    mark oehlert
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    ...how many Twitter followers they have? LinkedIn Connections? Instagram followers? Do you know if they have a blog/tumblr? Do you have any idea at all what kind of network that person will be bringing into your organization? Why not? No, seriously, why not? When discussions about blocking networks like Twitter and Facebook at the corporate firewall seemed more common (they seem to have settled down but I could be just not hearing the stories), one example I always used was about ROI. Now if you hire me and block my networks, you get the ROI of Me - depending on who you ask, that's worth…
  • Remembering Robin Williams - lifelong laughter...

    mark oehlert
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:13 pm
    So when I was a wee kid, you know, before the Internet, we used to go on the car trips...usually like 4-5 hours...doesn't seem bad now but then, to a kid w lots of energy, that was like a day and a half. So I had saved up and bought a tape recorder - yeah, that long ago. I used it to tape TV shows to listen to in the back of the Grand Safari while I read my comic books. I don't remember all I taped but I remember two shows - Battlestar Galactica and Mork and Mindy. I loved those shows. Still a little sad that I missed the window on those suspenders. I remember when Jonathan Winters…
  • Cyborgs and tapping the Emotional Infrastructure

    mark oehlert
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    If you're on a business trip and you have to fly - think back to those days of yore when that meant that you would be out of touch for that time. I don't remember havign a lot of anxiety about it because we didn't kow anything else. You knew it was going to happen and you accepted it. Do that again. A couple of books (more are out there) address this - there is "The End of Absence" by Michael Harris and Sherry Turkle's "Alone Together." Truth be told, that's not even what this post about but I thought it was important since it's how I got the…
  • THIS is how you ONBOARD....seriously, this nails it...

    mark oehlert
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:23 am
     We pour huge amounts of money into the recruiting process, scouring resumes and LinkedIn. We spend more hiring the exact, right employee. Are we thinking though, as Frank Herbert wrote, "a beginning is a very delicate time." So how do we handle those first, few moments when people show up on their first day, go to their desk for the first time (forget how much more delicate a beginning is for remote employees)? How much attention do we pay to that introduction to the reality of of organizations - those first moments when they are out of the recruiting envelope and into the job? I…
  • Your Company is Time Travelling...

    mark oehlert
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    It's no secret that I love time travel. Doc Brown and Marty. H.G. Wells...and of course, I'll take this chance to drop in this image ^ Allons-y and all that! I was reading "Advancing Ethnography in Corporate Environments" edited by the amazing Brigitte Jordan, and on page 16 of the Introduction, she brings up the role of time and temporality in corporate life and how those business ideas of time don't always align with how ethnographers need to grasp the organization of time in particular clients. This got me thinking though..... My employer, PeopleFluent is in the…
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    Learning Reflections

  • Why has the LCMS market not been more successful?

    David Wilson
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:32 am
    The following is from a posting I made on a linkedIn discussion on why there aren't more LCMS vendors and why they haven't seemingly been that successful. Thought it would be interesting to include here as well ...We have tracking the LCMS space for 8+ years including reviewing many of the leading solutions, and providing private advice to European corporates interested in this space. I think there are four main challenges:1. Corporates don't understand the business case for LCMS. In general, most organisations are largely ignorant of their learning content investment, resources and processes…
  • Launch of our new 9-Grid™ model mapping LMS and e-learning provision in the UK and EMEA

    Adrian Jones
    1 Aug 2013 | 5:05 am
    We're pleased to announce the launch of a new and unique insight into the European (EMEA) learning and talent market. Our new 9-Grid™ models for Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Bespoke E-learning Development are based on independent analysis and insights through our corporate research network of over 150 organisations including BP, Lloyds Banking Group, Rolls Royce and Vodafone.We created the 9-Grid™ approach in response to the lack of depth and flexibility provided by existing analyst models, which are typically US-focused and don't really reflect market differences in the UK and…
  • Workplace learning: what does it mean to you?

    Adrian Jones
    23 Jul 2013 | 2:53 am
    During our Symposium event in May, we took the opportunity to run a session on workplace learning. It’s interesting that this seems to be a term which provokes different interpretations across the L&D spectrum. To some, it’s an all encompassing term that applies to everything that happens within learning and development. To others, it means more of a performance support approach and focuses on learning that occurs on the job, perhaps supported by a manager or coach. Definitions included that it’s on-the-job, hands-on, and peer to peer and something you don’t need to leave your desk…
  • Innovation in learning and talent: is there any really happening out there?

    Adrian Jones
    21 Jun 2013 | 2:01 am
    At our recent Symposium event, one of the sessions focused on innovation in learning and talent and it was a discussion that yielded some interesting results. One of the first things that became apparent was the differing levels of knowledge regarding innovations in the learning technology space. Some attendees had very limited awareness of innovations, even those that have had a fair amount of publicity, such as Open Badges or the TinCan API, while others were actively assessing the opportunities offered and identifying pilot opportunities. It clearly illustrated that there is quite a…
  • Cross-border Learning and Talent in Europe

    David Wilson
    10 Jun 2013 | 11:53 pm
    Whether it’s a talent strategy, management process or a solution, what does cross-European or global deployment really mean? Does it mean responding to the diversity of peoples and cultures in different countries and businesses or the imposition on of a single overarching and mandated approach for all?  Does it mean single, homogenous processes or the provision of frameworks that allow local organisations to flourish?  And what is the fine line that separates them?  And makes them efficient and effective?The sad fact for many strategic Learning and Talent initiatives is that…
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    Cammy Bean's Learning Visions

  • eLearning Guild Best of DevLearn Webinar This Wednesday!

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Just a reminder to join me for a Best of DevLearn webinar with the eLearning Guild on Wednesday, August 20th, 1:00 eastern/10:00 pacific: Design Models and Patterns for Creating Better eLearning.
  • Designing for Multi-Devices -- Poll Results

    12 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Check out the results of this poll on I ran on my blog a few months ago, asking people for what devices they're currently creating content. What do you think? Does this reflect your organization's reality? How do you think this will change -- if at all -- in the next six months, one year, five years?If you haven't already, take the poll!For what devices are you creating eLearning content?
  • The Accidental ID: Recording Now Available from @TrainingMagNetwork

    7 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Did you miss my session with Training Magazine a few weeks ago on The Accidental Instructional Designer? Never fear, the Training Magazine recording is up and available for your listening pleasure.  Enjoy!
  • Careers in eLearning: Moving from Accident to Intention #CETS14

    5 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    I had the honor today to keynote the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase here in Naperville, IL.Of course, these slides don't capture all of the great questions and interaction with the crowd. Sometimes you really do just have to be there...
  • Best of DevLearn: Design Models for Better eLearning Aug 20th

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    It's the summer of special events!Join me and the eLearning Guild for an encore performance of Design Models and Patterns for Creating Better eLearning on August 20th as part of the their "Best of DevLearn" series. Apparently, my session at DevLearn 2013 was one of the best-rated, most popular sessions! How cool is that?
 
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    Learn-Learn-Learn

  • post to Learn-Learn-Learn 08/16/2014

    Rory
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm
    untitled Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.Filed under: #L2010
  • post to Learn-Learn-Learn 10/17/2013

    Rory
    16 Oct 2013 | 5:39 pm
    How to Build Your E-Learning Skills – The Rapid eLearning Blog tags: elearning instructional_design Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.Filed under: #L2010
  • mLearning has to be now, or we’re left behind

    Rory
    14 Jun 2013 | 5:19 am
    Had a conversation this week about “this thing called mobile learning” (her words); and I just chimed in to say that we have to do it NOW. Failure to dive into these waters will leave us, as a training organization charged with developing our employees, irretrievably behind.  There are all these data about mobile devices, their uses, their ubiquity, and so on. Just one I saw this morning: 5 Key Mobile Learning Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends Report.  The conversation I had firmly acknowledged that mobile is “the way to go,” yet there is a lack…
  • post to Learn-Learn-Learn 02/11/2013

    Rory
    10 Feb 2013 | 4:38 pm
    eQuizShow Online Templates tags: eLearning templates Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.Filed under: #L2010
  • post to Learn-Learn-Learn 02/10/2013

    Rory
    9 Feb 2013 | 4:41 pm
    Why CEOs Want Faster Training–No Matter The Cost – Forbes the polling firm Opinion Matters found that 90% of CEOs “will either maintain or increase their training budgets” over the next year. What are a CEO’s biggest priorities when engaging in worker training? tags: Learning The Future of Mobile Learning – Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity Article by Elliott Masie – January 2013 tags: mlearning mobile learning 15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads | Upside Learning Blog tags: mlearning authoring tools Cammy…
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    Learnlets

  • Deeper activities

    Clark
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    A while ago, I argued for an activity-based curriculum.  The point was to rebel against the usual content-based curriculum, and push us to more meaningful learning. And, of late, I’ve had a chance to reexamine both the curriculum ideas, and the pedagogical implications. So I’ve been in a situation where I’ve been handed a curriculum already developed, and the content is already being fleshed out. In trying to move beyond good, albeit traditional, elearning, I’ve been working hard on the notion of what a meaningful activity (read: practice, task, etc) would be.  As…
  • Degrees of Difference

    Clark
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    I’ll shortly be on the road going both near and far.  And it occurred to me that the distance isn’t the issue so much (aside from the time zone) as is the adaptations you face.  I’ll suggest it’s the change that you must adapt to as much as the time. Sure, first of all, there’re the time differences.  On short jaunts, the direction matters too. I (selfishly) don’t have a lot of sympathy for East Coast US folks who have to come here to the West Coast.  I find it easier to stay up later and get up later (well, I don’t really get up later, I’m…
  • Learning Experience (LX) Drinking Game

    Clark
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Having found a fun site of bad UX design, someone else followed me who had the UX Drinking Game site.  And it made me think maybe we need an LX Drinking Game.  So I started tweeting out some drinking game rules. I encourage you to join in with the hashtag #LXDrinkingGame. So, my first list of ‘drink’ cues is: if they ask for a pre-test/post-test design if the alternatives to the right answer are so silly or obvious that you don’t need to know anything if the course objectives are ‘know’ or ‘understand’ if someone says ‘use a click to see more’ if someone says, use…
  • Layering on success

    Clark
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    In a previous post, I talked about the layers around learning design.  One of the layers that’s increasingly interesting to me is the notion of the success skills, or meta-skills that are involved.  For example, the SCANS competencies are a decent suite of skills that recognize the general skills for success that cross different disciplines. However, you really can’t focus on such skills in isolation. Like most meta-skills, they need to be applied in a domain.  As a consequence, they really need to be worked on while developing some other skills. That is, when  you’re…
  • Recharging

    Clark
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    For many of the past 10 years, I’ve gone walkabout with some friends into the mountains to, well, many things.  It’s fun, it’s thoughtful, it’s invigorating, and it is also hard work.  I’ll paint a picture to contextualize the picture. With two friends (one I’ve known for 30+ years), we drove up into the hills, spent the night in a tent cabin, and the next morning parked and started hiking. We followed the trail up to May Lake, which is already a gorgeous high Sierra lake just above timberline. From there, my two friends had got adventurous. So, we…
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    The Bamboo Project

  • 3 Reasons You Need to Start Sharing Your Dreams

    Michele Martin
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    I'm thinking a lot lately about how we get in our own way. It's easy to look around at this economy and to just want to give up. So many barriers and challenges--makes you want to stay in bed with the covers over your head. I get it. But even in the midst of challenge there is opportunity. We have to go after it though, creating possibilities where others only see the barriers.  One way we keep ourselves stuck is by keeping our dreams and ideas to ourselves. Interestingly, I find that people are willing to talk all day about what's wrong, but they have a much harder time talking about their…
  • Design Your Career: Brainstorming/Ideation

    Michele Martin
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:36 am
    Over the course of several weeks, I'm showing you how to apply design thinking and principles to your career planning and development. The series of posts so far is here.  We've gone through the Discovery and Intereprepation phases, gathering information about your career challenge, looking for themes and framing possibilities. Now we enter into the Ideation phase, where you are generating ideas that you could experiment with in the next phase.  Up to this point, your career design work may have been largely solitary. Although you may have talked to a select group of people to test out…
  • Design Your Career: Frame Opportunities

    Michele Martin
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    Over the course of several weeks, I'm showing you how to apply design thinking and principles to your career planning and development. The series of posts so far is here.  In the Interpretation phase of design, we've been looking at capturing your learning, identifying key themes and harvesting your insights. Now it's time to frame your opportunities--how do you take what you've been learning and use it to set yourself up for the next phase? Create Visuals One useful strategy for exploring opportunities is to create some visuals that express your key ideas. Here are some examples that could…
  • Design Your Career: Harvest Insights

    Michele Martin
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    Over the course of the next few weeks, I'm showing you how to apply design thinking and principles to your career planning and development. The series of posts so far is here.  On Tuesday, we talked about looking for themes in the information you've been gathering as part of your design process. Today, we're going to look at strategies for harvesting insights from those themes.  What do we mean by "Insights"? In this context, "insights" are concise expressions of what you have learned during your discovery and inspiration process. They sum up key learnings. You may find those insights in a…
  • Design Your Career: Looking for Themes

    Michele Martin
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    Over the course of the next few weeks, I'm showing you how to apply design thinking and principles to your career planning and development. The series of posts so far is here.  As you begin capturing your learning in the Interpretation phase, you should also begin looking for themes and patterns. This can take some time, but is well worth the effort. Here are ideas for getting started: 1. Review your Idea Book and all of your documentation to identify repeating words and patterns.   Look for common themes and ideas, particularly those that seem interesting or exciting to you. Write key…
 
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    Will at Work Learning

  • 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…
  • Learning Styles Challenge -- Year Eight -- Now at $5,000

    Will Thalheimer
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    As of today, the Learning Styles Challenge payout is rising from $1000 to $5000! That is, if any person or group creates a real-world learning intervention that takes learning styles into account--and proves that such an intervention produces better learning results than a non-learning-styles intervention, they'll be awarded $5,000! Special thanks to the new set of underwriters, each willing to put $1000 in jeopardy to help get the word out to the field: Guy W. Wallace (Eppic, Inc.) Sivasailam Thiagarajan (The Thiagi Group) Bob Carleton (Vector Group Inc.) Vector Group, Inc. (Bob's…
  • New Website Launched...To Promote the Practice of Learning Audits

    Will Thalheimer
    2 Aug 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Last week I launched the website LearningAudit.com to promote the practice of learning audits. It is my passionate belief that our learning interventions would be tremendously improved if we took a research-based systematic approach to reviewing them. LearningAudit.com is dedicated to the proposition that we can all do this. On the site there is the research-to-practice report, "How to Conduct a Learning Audit" and a job aid to support the learning-audit process.
  • Update of Course Review Template

    Will Thalheimer
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:56 pm
    The Course Review Template is a research-based job aid that helps us review our training courses--whether classroom or elearning--to get a sense of the effectiveness their designs. Representative Comments: Great provocation. We're a training provider and scored a "typical" client assignment (20-21). Lots of food for thought for conversations with our clients about what they can do to improve the value they get from our training and follow-up! The CRT does an excellent job at evaluating using the most important measures. This template made me deeply aware of all of the variables…
  • Spacing Learning Over Time -- Research Report

    Will Thalheimer
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:26 pm
    The spacing effect is one of the most potent learning factors there is--because it helps minimize forgetting. Here's a research-to-practice report on the subject, backed by over 100 research studies from scientific refereed journals, plus examples. Originally published in 2006, the recommendations are still valid today. Click to download the research-to-practice report on spacing.   It's a classic! And here's some more recent research and exploration.
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    The Upside Learning Blog

  • 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 […]
  • Mobile Learning Pitfalls To Avoid – Presentation

    Pranjalee Thanekar
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:32 am
    Mobile technology, having seeped into popular culture, is now finding widespread acceptance as a learning tool in the workplace as well. According to Towards Maturity’s In-focus report titled Mobile Learning in the Workplace, 2013 was the year when mLearning became the norm rather than the exception; with seven out of ten businesses now adopting mobile […]
  • Stop Creating Uninspiring eLearning – It’s Driving Your Learners Away!

    Amit Garg
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    While preparing for our webinar, Mobile Learning in The Workplace, based on the Towards Maturity In-focus report by the same name, I read through the Learner Voice, which is also produced by Towards Maturity. Published in April 2014, the Learner Voice draws on insights from 2,000 learners from a range of companies across the private […]
  • Mobile Learning In The Workplace – Webinar

    Pranjalee Thanekar
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:20 am
    Back in June, we had informed you about Towards Maturity’s In-Focus report titled 'Mobile Learning In The Workplace', which we had supported. Since its release, the report has garnered huge response, which highlights organizations’ growing interest in Mobile Learning and its implementation in the workplace. One of the reasons we decided to conduct a webinar […]
  • From eLearning to bLearning – The Future of Blended Learning in Corporate Training

    Dhaval Trivedi
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:21 am
    Consider this scenario: a sales manager is returning from a client meeting. She checks her mail while waiting to board her flight at the airport, and comes across an introductory video link to a training session that is going to be conducted later in the day. She has nothing else to do, so she takes […]
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    The eLearning Coach

  • My Top 10 Tools For Personal Learning in 2014

    Connie Malamed
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Here are the top ten tools I use for personal learning in 2014. They include tools for social media management, reading eBooks and organizing information.Post from: The eLearning CoachMy Top 10 Tools For Personal Learning in 2014
  • Case Study: Visual Stories for Learning

    Connie Malamed
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    This case study demonstrates the challenges and opportunities of working with stories for learning, showing some rapid approaches due to a tight timeline.Post from: The eLearning CoachCase Study: Visual Stories for Learning
  • How To Get Started With Performance Support

    Connie Malamed
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:43 am
    Performance support or job aids fill a gap at work that usually arises in the context of performing a task or prior to doing one.Post from: The eLearning CoachHow To Get Started With Performance Support
 
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    EduTek n Social Media Advisor

  • Customized Learning

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:09 am
    I have tried to explain visually, how one can provide a customized learning environment to learners based on their interest, cognitive skills, learning style and learning mode. I’ve suggested that if the assessments from various modes of learning such as F2F, eLearning, mLearning and informal are thoroughly analyzed, the analysis will pave way for customized learning that will try to bring the best out of the learner as content will be offered to the learner in the way most preferred by him / her. Here I have suggested that the knowledge from informal learning be analyzed by integrating it…
  • Quest-Based Learning Virtual UnConference

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Interested in Exploring 3D GameLab? Then attend the ‘Quest-Based Learning Virtual UnConference’ on July 30th –July 31st, 2014. Quest Boise is a free 2 day virtual unconference program where you can explore designing and teaching with experts in the field of quest-based and gamified learning. You can register for the QuestBoise sessions by clicking the following hyperlink. QuestBoise Sessions           Hope you will enjoy exploring 3D GameLab!
  • My latest Updates on Educational Technology and Social Media Marketing

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:36 am
    I’ve been curating interesting articles related to Educational Technology and Social Media Marketing on Scoop.It You can visit the following links to get a glimpse of what I had added on above mentioned topics. Educational Technology Social Media Marketing
  • Invite Only Domain Registration Service by Google

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    24 Jun 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Google launches invite only domain registration service in beta. Image source : http://domains.google.com/about/index.html Google is working with website building providers like Shopify, Squarespace, weebly and Wix to enable you to create a beautiful website. For an additional cost, without requiring coding, you can get customizable web templates, e-commerce features and mobile site management. Google offers following features to make your online presence easy. No additional cost for private registration Branded emails Capability to forward domains easily Customizable sub-domains Fast,…
  • Create and Share Content Easily Using Tackk

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    20 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today I came across Tackk that lets you create beautiful pages on the web that can be anything ranging from blog post to flyer, poster or your own web page. The educationists can use it to engage the students, improve collaboration and spark creativity or showcase your services /products and promote them in social networks. The interesting feature of Tackk is, that it lets you add an ecommerce element as it lets you sell stuff apart from letting you add audio, video and forms etc The following video suggests how you can create the content and share them easily in various social networks. As…
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    Advantages & Benefits of Online Learning | Mottobiz

  • Top MBA Universities in Turkey

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:33 am
    It is very important for one to rely on the demands of the job market when choosing their preferred postgraduate course. In the modern world, most companies are looking for qualified and experienced experts to run their business operations. In line with this, anyone who has undertaken a course in Master of Business Administration, commonly referred to as MBA, will have a major advantage.
  • How To Determine What Kind of College Professor Is Right For You

    8 Jun 2014 | 11:46 pm
    There is more than just one type of college professor, and as you start to register for classes you will start to realize how important it is to choose a professor that is right for you. Attending college is about more than just earning your degree, it is about gaining knowledge and enjoying yourself in the process. If you want to make the most of your college experience, you need to
  • Undergraduate Degrees Perfect for Starting Out in Law School

    11 Mar 2014 | 3:34 am
    Law school can be challenging, and requires critical thinking and analysis at every stage. Law schools want students with different educational backgrounds, meaning they can use their undergraduate degrees to give them an advantage over their peers. You will want to start early when thinking about the type of background education you want before starting your studies.  While there aren't
  • 4 Great Tips to Help you Prepare for Getting Your MBA

    15 Feb 2014 | 2:07 am
    Whether you are fresh out of college having just earned you Bachelor's degree, or whether you have been working full time for a number of years and have finally decided to go back and get that Master's degree, it is a big decision to continue to further your education.It is a wise decision, of course, but you do need to be able to commit to it one hundred percent.Here are a few tips to help
  • How Can Common Core Standards Help Prepare You for College?

    15 Feb 2014 | 2:06 am
    For those who are involved in the field of education, you've probably heard a lot of grumbling about the common core standards in recent years. Some people are very much in support of these standards, but others are completely against them. While their reasons may vary, if you are a student, what are some ways they can help prepare you for college? Focus on Interdisciplinary Skills
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    Janet Clarey

  • So you’re offering me the opportunity to pay you 50% more to get back a feature I just lost?

    Janet
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    Yes, that’s what Bloomfire wants me to do. Apparently I’ve got two weeks make up my mind. If I don’t it looks like my rate may triple. Yup. Triple. I do not feel like a customer right now even though the company I work for pays them several thousand dollars each year. Let me back up… Bloomfire is a knowledge sharing platform but how I use it has been a bit unusual – I’m not the typical use case. To support the activities that happen between live vILT sessions, I set up a new Bloomfire sub-community for each session. In that sub-community,…
  • This is where my outrageous headline goes

    Janet
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    I know that online learning is not the same as reading a newspaper article or watching news online (or at least I hope not) but I have always been interested in the similarities of two of their associated professions  - instructional designer and journalist – especially how they are evolving; presenting meaningful content that elicits less passive and less controlled behaviors. When it comes right down to it, both instructional designers and journalists are responsible for putting content on screens – just with different objectives (or at least I hope so).
  • Stop flailing. You’ll draw too much attention. Start failing.

    Janet
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    As every scuba diver knows, panic is your worst enemy: when it hits, your mind starts to thrash and you are likely to do something really stupid and self-destructive. – Daniel Dennett, Philosopher To a lesser extent, it’s like that feeling I get walking through a store full of crystal and china. I think suddenly I’ll start flailing my arms around and break everything. Aaahhhh what have I done! Story time. Over 15 years ago (!!!) I developed a fear of running out of air after losing the ability to breath during a supposedly simple, yet botched, routine medical procedure.
  • There is no one ‘right’ online platform to support learning

    Janet
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    If you’re in the profession of learning & development you would no doubt select “TRUE” to the following statement if it was presented as a test question: We know that instruction, when spaced over time, produces substantial learning benefits (i.e., better retention) than instruction delivered at one-time. (follow that link to a great paper by Will Thalheimer – worth your time) That said, it seems there are still a fair amount of one-time events being developed. One course. One class. One workshop. One time. At the eLearning Guild Academy, I work with…
  • Community Manager Appreciation Day

    Janet
    27 Jan 2014 | 9:44 am
    Started by Jeremiah Owyang in 2010, today is Community Manager Appreciation Day - a day to say thanks! I’ve been a “part-time” community manager for the past six months supporting the Bloomfire communities that supplement Guild Academy live online courses. I was reflecting on the role of community manager and ran across this slide presentation from The Community Roundtable on ‘the dark side of community management.’ According to the eBook, a result of discussion among members, the biggest challenges community managers face: Lack of or limited resources Lack of…
 
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  • 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…
  • Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech

    Jon Aleckson
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    When my copy of the second edition ASTD Handbook arrived at the office this summer, I immediately felt the urge to explore my new resource and see what content made the final cut for an important industry asset. Call me old fashioned, but I do still see the value in a thoughtfully constructed book curated by a trusted source and filled with vetted content from a wide variety of industry experts. I’m happy to say that the ASTD Handbook meets my demands in every regard, and although I haven’t read through all 980 pages of this massive reference guide, I’ve searched the…
  • What Digital eLearning Trends will Emerge at the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase 2014?

    Jon Aleckson
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    If you are an eLearning manager seeking a great opportunity to network with industry professionals, discuss the latest eLearning trends and best practices, and learn new approaches and techniques from experts, I strongly encourage you to make plans to attend the 2014 Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase. The all-day event will be held at the Northern Illinois University, Naperville Campus on August 5th, 2014. It is hosted by the Chicago chapters of the ASTD, ISPI, and STC, and at the Showcase speakers will explore cutting-edge advancements in instructional design, development tools,…
  • Cross-platform LMS Integration Strategies

    Victor-charles Scafati
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    You can integrate disparate technologies (such as LMS, AMS, eCommerce, and CRM) without significantly more effort than if both platforms were on the same stack. Integrating business systems still poses a challenge to CIOs, their technologists and their vendors. However, the technological barriers have decreased in recent years for a host of reasons that I describe below. In the past, ERP technologies (a category in which I would include association management systems) were often deployed on midrange hosts. Getting them to exchange information with learning management systems that were based…
  • Using Morphological Analysis to Solve Complex eLearning Problems

    Jon Aleckson
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:10 pm
    As an eLearning manager, you are required to confront and resolve complex problems on a daily basis. Each new project presents its own unique set of issues and considerations, but there are common issues that crop up: Do you hire additional full-time employees or do you outsource any of your content development for the project? Do you compensate SMEs? How much time should you allocate to analysis of underlying issues? What is the appropriate cost-per-minute that needs to be allocated in the budget for the project to fulfill its ultimate objectives? Are there any LMS-related issues that need…
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    New Think Tank

  • Object Oriented PHP

    Derek Banas
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Everything about Object Oriented PHP : classes, objects, static, private, public, protected, __construct, __destruct, magic getters / setters, overring methods, final functions, __toString, interfaces, polymorphism, abstract and more
  • Android App Contest Winner

    Derek Banas
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    In this video I announce the Android App Contest Winner!
  • PHP Programming

    Derek Banas
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:38 pm
    I'll teach pretty much the whole PHP programming language in one video
  • How to Make Android Apps 13

    Derek Banas
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    In this tutorial I’ll finish up the Android Fragment example I started in part 12. Watch part 12 first. Here is the entire package available for download. This time will cover how to switch to either an Activity if we are in portrait mode, or how to change the hero data dynamically on the screen […]
  • How to Make Android Apps 12

    Derek Banas
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Create horizontal and portrait layouts, ListViews, Array Adapters, onSaveInstanceState, ListView events, opening different layouts based on orientation
 
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    Vistas: Geri Stengels Blog

  • 3 Ways To Close The Self Confidence Gap

    Geri Stengel
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Women’s confidence gap is making headlines. We face a society that says we can’t do it as well as our own inner voice. read more
  • Entrepreneurship And Angel Investing Are Breaking Barriers For Women

    Geri Stengel
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Opportunities are growing for women to sidestep the glass ceiling and steer clear of the glass cliff, that corporate “opportunity” for leadership given to women and minorities when there is high risk of failure due to a crisis created by former leaders or because needed resources aren’t given. read more
  • Learning The Business Ropes Turns Filmmaker Into Entrepreneur

    Geri Stengel
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Some entrepreneurs are born that way. It’s in their genes. Others work hard to become one. While a film student at Pratt Institute, Aubrey Smyth worked the circuit: working at film festivals, heading the student film club, organizing student film festivals, and seeking teachers to mentor her. Talent and hard work paid off with awards and a paid gig: The Human Resources Department at Pratt hired her to make a film. It was so good that Pratt asked her to do more. read more
  • 8 Entrepreneurial Lessons From A Two-Time Olympic Champion

    Geri Stengel
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Bet you didn’t know that playing sports frequently lays the foundation for women’s entrepreneurial success, according to From elite female athletes to exceptional leaders: For all the places sport will take you. Participation in sports correlates with leadership success. A whopping 80% of women executives played sports growing up, and 69% said sports helped them develop leadership skills that contributed to their professional success, according to From the Locker Room to the Boardroom: A Survey on Sports in the Lives of Women Business Executives. read more
  • Crowdfunding Is More Than Just The Money It Helps You Raise

    Geri Stengel
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Entrepreneurs have an important new way to raise money. Crowdfunding pools money from a group of people via the internet and social media. It levels the playing field for anyone raising and investing money, but its impact may be the greatest on under-represented groups, such as women and minorities. read more
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    Helge Scherlund's eLearning News

  • At Multiverse Impasse, a New Theory of Scale

    19 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    Follow on Twitter as @nattyover Natalie Wolchover reports, "Physicists have begun to explore the idea that mass and length may not be fundamental properties of nature. The hypothesis could help to avoid the conclusion that our world is just a weird bubble in an endlessly foaming multiverse."Though galaxies look larger than atoms and elephants appear to outweigh ants, some physicists have begun to suspect that size differences are illusory. Perhaps the fundamental description of the universe does not include the concepts of “mass” and “length,” implying that at its core, nature lacks a…
  • Trying to change teacher practice? Enlist ‘Bob’

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:55 am
    "Skeptical staff members are important allies in convincing others to try new approaches." continues eSchool News.Photo: eSchool News Perhaps the most frequent question I get from school administrators is: How can I get my teachers to use technology?It’s often voiced by a school principal, ed-tech admin, or superintendent who wants faculty to change their instructional practices.It’s often voiced by a school principal, ed-tech admin, or superintendent who wants faculty to change their instructional practices.As most administrators know, top-down directives are not going to convince…
  • The NMC Academy Launches HP LIFE e-Learning Entrepreneurship Course

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:24 am
    The NMC Academy, the New Media Consortium's online learning initiative, has announced a new mini-course, "Teaching Entrepreneurship with HP LIFE e-Learning," developed in partnership with HP.   HP LIFE e-Learning is a free, cloud-based, peer-reviewed e-learning program that offers online IT and business skills training for entrepreneurs. Part of HP Living Progress, the company's vision for creating a better future for everyone through its actions and innovations, the goals of HP LIFE e-Learning include helping create jobs and stimulating economic growth. Ent-Course-Intro from…
  • Free Webinar— Helping Teachers Manage iPads in the Digital Classroom

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    With the Casper Suite and its free iOS app, Casper Focus, schools have the industry's easiest way to manage every Apple device they use, including iPads. Faculty and students can take advantage of the rich educational ecosystem that only the Apple platform offers. As the makers of the leading management solution for Mac, iPad, and Apple TV, JAMF Software supports the growing number of "Shadow IT" in schools which are focused on improving instruction through a simple and sustainable implementation of technology.This event takes place on Monday, August 25, 2014, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.  In this…
  • An ultra-low-cost college degree - Shai Reshef's recent TED Talk

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    Take a closer look at Shai Reshef's recent TED Talk. At the online University of the People, anyone with a high school diploma can take classes toward a degree in business administration or computer science — without standard tuition fees (though exams cost money).An ultra-low-cost college degree“We open the gates for every qualified student,” he says. “Any student from any part of the world with any Internet connection can study with us. We don’t use audio; we don’t use video; broadband isn’t necessary.” University of the People currently serves students from 143…
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    Elearning Examples

  • Sales Mobility Training

    david
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    Sales Mobility Training by Jackie Van Nice Introduction to taking photos and video with a Sales Mobility Handheld. You can read more about this project on Jackie’s blog. View the elearning example   The post Sales Mobility Training appeared first on Elearning Examples.
  • Shakespeare Interactive Game – Beat the Bard

    david
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:29 pm
    In this Shakespeare interactive game, players celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday by pitting his characters against each other. The post Shakespeare Interactive Game – Beat the Bard appeared first on Elearning Examples.
  • How sustainable is your smartphone? – interactive

    david
    20 Mar 2014 | 3:56 am
    How sustainable is your smartphone? – interactive Smartphones are owned by one in five people and have changed how many of the world’s most important industries work – from journalism to farming. View the interactive graphic The post How sustainable is your smartphone? – interactive appeared first on Elearning Examples.
  • Faces of Barbie – Interactive Graphic

    david
    10 Mar 2014 | 12:46 pm
    The Faces of Barbie Interactive The Faces of Barbie: Over Barbie’s 55 years of existence, her body has sparked countless debates over beauty standards. Largely overlooked is what the iconic doll’s changing face says about American culture. View the interactive graphic The post Faces of Barbie – Interactive Graphic appeared first on Elearning Examples.
  • How Does Your SAT Score Compare?

    david
    5 Mar 2014 | 3:42 am
    How Does Your SAT Score Compare? The SAT will change back to a 1600-point scale in 2016 and the writing section that was added in 2005 will become optional. To see how your SAT score compares with your peers, enter the year you took the test and use the sliders to input your score for each section. Compare your SAT score The post How Does Your SAT Score Compare? appeared first on Elearning Examples.
 
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  • Bloomfire Continues to Lead in User Experience with New Features Focused on Content Creation, Discovery, Community, and Mobile

    Jodi Holzband
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Customer feedback drove new features that foster teamwork with a simple, user-centric experience AUSTIN, TX – August 19, 2014 – Bloomfire, a leading provider of enterprise knowledge and collaboration software, today announced new features focused on content creation, discovery, community, and mobile that will continue to improve how teams work together to efficiently share and leverage group expertise. The company worked closely with customers to add and enhance features that foster teamwork with a simple, user-centric experience. “For collaboration platforms to be effective, people…
  • GigaOm and Bloomfire Present The Future of Work: Evolve or Go Extinct

    Jodi Holzband
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    We hope you will join us for a webinar that we are presenting along with GigaOm titled, “The Future of Work: Evolve or Go Extinct.” The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21 from 11am – 12pm CDT. Register here. Success in the brave new digital world will require adopting new leadership styles and rewiring work patterns with next generation web-based social and mobile tools. Join Stowe Boyd, Lead Analyst for GigaOm Research, and Bob Zukis, CEO of Bloomfire and author of Social Inc., as they discuss the future of work and ways organizations can leverage these “new…
  • New Bloomfire Overview Video

    Jodi Holzband
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    We just completed our new Bloomfire overview video and are thrilled to share it with you here. We hope you like it and that you agree that it does a good job of capturing some of the cool features of Bloomfire and why our customers love the product so much!
  • Please Vote for our SXSW 2015 Panels

    Jodi Holzband
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hey Bloomfire fans! The SXSW 2015 PanelPicker is open, and we would truly appreciate a “thumbs up” vote for our panel submissions, “Using Social to Build Community Around a Cause,” and “How to Embrace Anarchy as a Business Advantage.” To vote, simply click on the links to the panels, fill out the easy registration, and give the panel a thumbs up. You can vote one time for each panel. Public voting makes up 30 percent of the decision-making process of which panels to include, so your vote really makes a difference! Our panel submissions include: Using…
  • Advice For CEO’S, From A CEO, On Social Business

    Jodi Holzband
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Our CEO, Bob Zukis, shared his thoughts on social business in a LinkedIn post, “Advice For CEO’S, From A CEO, On Social Business.” Bob says that while companies are realizing that cloning Facebook doesn’t work for social business, the market for tools that enable social engagement and collaboration that can help employees work more effectively in teams continues to grow rapidly. He shares what starts to change when the right social tools are put in place from his personal experience, including: Internal e-mail starts to be used for a lower order type of communication,…
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    Learning Ecosystems

  • Futures Education: Teaching & Learning about the Future [World Future Society]

    Daniel Christian
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:46 am
        From DSC: Given the pace of change, thinking like a futurist is quickly becoming a necessary skill.  You don’t want to be the person they come up to and tap on the shoulder…telling you that your services are no longer needed here. I wish more colleges and universities had such programs — or at least integrating more of this way of thinking into all of the disciplines.
  • My presentation re: Google Apps for Education — and some misc resources [Daniel Christian]

    Daniel Christian
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    From DSC: Below is the presentation I gave to a group of K-12 teachers/administrators earlier today.  I thought I might post it here in case it’s helpful to someone else out there:         Also see: Getting Started with Google Classroom — from instructionaltechtalk.com
  • Improving students’ learning with effective learning techniques: Promising directions from Cognitive & Educational Psychology

    Daniel Christian
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
      Excerpts: In this monograph, we discuss 10 learning techniques in detail and offer recommendations about their relative utility. We selected techniques that were expected to be relatively easy to use and hence could be adopted by many students. Also, some techniques (e.g., highlighting and rereading) were selected because students report relying heavily on them, which makes it especially important to examine how well they work. The techniques include elaborative interrogation, self-explanation, summarization, highlighting (or underlining), the keyword mnemonic, imagery use for text…
  • [For students/recent grads especially] The Surprising Reason Why You’re Not Getting Hired [Danielle Setola Antes]

    Daniel Christian
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    [For students/recent grads especially] The Surprising Reason Why You’re Not Getting Hired — from good.co by Danielle Setola Antes Excerpt: Within the survey, employers and recruiters indicated two distinct areas where candidates were falling short: a lack of technical skills, and a lack of workplace competency skills (i.e. “soft skills”). … Soft Skills: 101 So what exactly are these “soft skills” that candidates are lacking, and how can you develop them? And more importantly, how can you showcase the soft skills you do possess to potential employers? Communication…
  • Does Studying Fine Art = Unemployment? Introducing LinkedIn’s Field of Study Explorer [Hwang]

    Daniel Christian
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
    Does Studying Fine Art = Unemployment? Introducing LinkedIn’s Field of Study Explorer — from LinkedIn.com by Kathy Hwang Excerpt: [On July 28, 2014], we are pleased to announce a new product – Field of Study Explorer – designed to help students like Candice explore the wide range of careers LinkedIn members have pursued based on what they studied in school. So let’s explore the validity of this assumption: studying fine art = unemployment by looking at the careers of members who studied Fine & Studio Arts at Universities around the world. Are they all starving artists who…
 
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    E-Learning 24/7 Blog

  • To be or not to be Moodle

    Craig Weiss
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Right now you are probably in one of three camps when it comes to open source LMSs, specifically Moodle: Huge fan and most likely have it Not a fan of it Thinking of soup, I mean Noodles! And you may be thinking, okay, here it comes – here comes the “hate” with Moodle.  It is not hate that I bring upon you good folk, rather it is the facts concerning Moodle and to be fair a comparison between it and in general commercial systems (since feature sets may differ, systems do differ to a degree, design, UI, my mom’s BBQ chicken (mmm), etc.) I humbly thank you; well, well,…
  • Top 15 Learning Management Systems mid-year 2014

    Craig Weiss
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:55 pm
    I love to travel. I especially love it when I get the opportunity to present all over the world on a variety of e-learning topics.  I love meeting new folks who have either been big fans and supporters of e-learning or are totally new to e-learning and seeking out information and knowledge. Yet, despite the knowledge transfer, the gaining of additional insight, I am always perplexed at the number of folks who talk about LMSs as though they are no longer relevant and use words like traditional or out dated. They forget to realize that a learning system, learning platform are just semantics…
  • LMS State of Affairs

    Craig Weiss
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    620 and counting.  Learning Systems. Learning Platforms. Learning Management Systems. Maturity stage? Not close. Fastest growing verticals – Healthcare/Medical care, Content Providers, Technology, Education (K-12, first and foremost, then HE) Global markets United States – Biggest player Latin America – Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Mexico Africa – Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda – continent as a whole is rocking, minimal competition Western Europe – United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain Eastern Europe – Russia, a tad of Czech Republic Asia…
  • Purchasing Courses for your LMS

    Craig Weiss
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    Before we jump into the topic, the blog will now be published every Friday. 61 years ago, if you were like many – okay like me, you probably weren’t born yet.  But for those who were they could go and get a dime novel and read the latest on whatever was their fancy.  Perhaps the content provided educational value or offered the ability to see into the future and what is possible. It could be acquired from textbooks that weighed five tons and required you to walk in the snow up a hill just to get to school.  A textbook I might add, that no one read because the professor never…
  • B2B Top Five LMSs

    Craig Weiss
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:06 pm
    I admit I love lists.  I’m one of those people who sees a book of lists about anything and then I must have it. I must read it.  I just like lists.  It seems to me that there are others who also love lists. After all there is a social media site dedicated to people making their own lists and then sharing those lists with other people. Yep, people love lists. Many times, the lists can be about information that is only relevant to a select few or to the person writing the list.  Yet, other times, the list carries value and benefit.  Recently, I was reading an article in a…
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    Learn and Lead

  • 6 Tips to Motivate Yourself

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    I am such a sucker for questions. So how could I resist when Mahindra Experience (@MahindraExp) tweeted to my handle, “@manishmoCan you share some tips that will motivate one to work harder and help them reach their goals?”Here are 6 tips to motivate yourself to work towards your goals:Write your goals and make them visible to you all the time (e.g. pin them on your soft board).Break down your goals into smaller goals with timelines.Celebrate small successes in your journey to reach your goals.Share your goals with someone you trust. Enroll them to work with you on your goals.Assign time…
  • Cool Augmented Reality Apps

    17 Jul 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Came across this video blog by Matt Gonzalez in which he talks about augmented reality apps. I tried three of these apps and found two of them quite cool.Word Lens Translator app is a translation app that is really useful while traveling. You can just point to the words and viola, you get the translated version. Here's a sample of what I tried.Augment is a little harder to master but once you do, it seems quite cool. You can select objects and place them on real time camera pictures to see how they might look at the place. Quite useful say when selecting some furniture or appliance and seeing…
  • Seven Survival Skills in Today’s World

    1 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    I recently came across International Finance Corporation’s (IFC). It’s “6th International Private Education Conference, Rethinking Education, Shaping the Future, brought together thought leaders and investors in education from around the globe. On April 1-2, 2014 in San Francisco, USA, the delegates discussed how innovation and technology in education delivery and results measurement are giving us new tools for broadening access to quality education for millions of students around the world.”Their YouTube channel provides you with access to videos of their conference.The keynote…
  • 5 Types of People You Should NEVER Negotiate With

    15 May 2014 | 1:08 am
    I am starting to follow a lot of sales blogs lately. One interesting blog I am now following is The Sales Hunter by Mark Hunter. In one of his posts he talks about 5 types of people you should never negotiate with. Useful categorization if you are in sales.According to Mark, the 5 types of people you shouldn't negotiate with are:1. The person who will take your offer to the decision maker.2. The overly emotional person.3. The committee.4. The low-price champion.5. The “we can’t give a decision as to when we will buy” person.I have come across four of the five types of people listed…
  • Dump the Bullets

    5 May 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Seth Godin shares some useful insights on why bullets don't work in presentation in his post Most presentations aren't bullet proof. He says bullets don't save time and don't make easier to remember things. Don't miss navigating to the link to his bulletless solution in his earlier post.I find it so hard to resist using bullets in my presentations, though I must admit the most remembered presentation I made didn't have bullets. There must be some truth to what he says. Interestingly when I blogged about that presentation, I was inspired by Seth at that time too. Web And…
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  • 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…
  • Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech

    Jon Aleckson
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    When my copy of the second edition ASTD Handbook arrived at the office this summer, I immediately felt the urge to explore my new resource and see what content made the final cut for an important industry asset. Call me old fashioned, but I do still see the value in a thoughtfully constructed book curated by a trusted source and filled with vetted content from a wide variety of industry experts. I’m happy to say that the ASTD Handbook meets my demands in every regard, and although I haven’t read through all 980 pages of this massive reference guide, I’ve searched the…
  • What Digital eLearning Trends will Emerge at the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase 2014?

    Jon Aleckson
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    If you are an eLearning manager seeking a great opportunity to network with industry professionals, discuss the latest eLearning trends and best practices, and learn new approaches and techniques from experts, I strongly encourage you to make plans to attend the 2014 Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase. The all-day event will be held at the Northern Illinois University, Naperville Campus on August 5th, 2014. It is hosted by the Chicago chapters of the ASTD, ISPI, and STC, and at the Showcase speakers will explore cutting-edge advancements in instructional design, development tools,…
  • Cross-platform LMS Integration Strategies

    Victor-charles Scafati
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    You can integrate disparate technologies (such as LMS, AMS, eCommerce, and CRM) without significantly more effort than if both platforms were on the same stack. Integrating business systems still poses a challenge to CIOs, their technologists and their vendors. However, the technological barriers have decreased in recent years for a host of reasons that I describe below. In the past, ERP technologies (a category in which I would include association management systems) were often deployed on midrange hosts. Getting them to exchange information with learning management systems that were based…
  • Using Morphological Analysis to Solve Complex eLearning Problems

    Jon Aleckson
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:10 pm
    As an eLearning manager, you are required to confront and resolve complex problems on a daily basis. Each new project presents its own unique set of issues and considerations, but there are common issues that crop up: Do you hire additional full-time employees or do you outsource any of your content development for the project? Do you compensate SMEs? How much time should you allocate to analysis of underlying issues? What is the appropriate cost-per-minute that needs to be allocated in the budget for the project to fulfill its ultimate objectives? Are there any LMS-related issues that need…
 
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    E-Learning Uncovered

  • Event Recap: ASTD Atlanta Conference & Expo (ACE) 2014

    Nick Elkins
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    This past week, Tim and I had the great opportunity to attend and present at the Greater Atlanta Chapter of ASTD’s ACE (Atlanta Conference & Expo) 2014. For those of you who are actively involved in ASTD national and local chapters, you undoubtedly know the benefits of these types of events. For those that aren’t involved in your local chapter, I encourage you to find the chapter closest to you and attend an event or get involved. Tim and I had the pleasure of presenting three sessions at this event: Comparison of Screen Recording Tools: You can find a copy of the matrix Tim…
  • Summertime Tips for Parents Who Work From Home

    Tammi Ritter
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:56 pm
    The summer of 2014 marks my first summer working full-time from home. Everyone tells me how lucky I am to work remotely—and they’re right. Yet as summer approached, one thing concerned me. You see, summer means that two people who were previously at school all day are now “working from home” as well: my boys, ages 13 and nine. I knew I needed to find a way for work and family to coexist all day, every day. The e-learning industry is full of folks who do contract work or telecommute from home, so I thought many of you might be facing some of the same challenges. Here are some tips that…
  • Event Recap: Articulate E-Learning Heroes Community Event

    Tim Slade
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    This past week, I had the exciting opportunity to attend and present at very first Articulate E-Learning Heroes Community Event in the beautiful city of Toronto. For those of you who are actively involved in the Articulate Community, you’ve undoubtedly seen posts from people begging for Articulate to host some type of event in Canada. Needless to say, the Articulate users in Canada were thrilled when the event was finally announced. For this event, I had the pleasure of presenting my Top 10 Articulate Storyline Tips, Secrets, and Time-Savers. I thought it would be helpful to make these…
  • Action Mapping With a Twist: A Tool for Budgeting E-Learning Development

    Tanya Seidel
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    Whether you’ve been developing e-learning content for years or you’re just getting started, it can be challenging to predict how much time and money an e-learning development project will take. But how exactly can we predict and calculate that amount of time and what factors influence those amounts? I found that completing an exercise similar to Cathy Moore’s Action Mapping process – the same process many of us use for designing our e-learning content – was an effective tool for identifying significant time and cost factors for the completion of a project. In a short amount of…
  • Updated E-Learning Authoring Tools Comparison

    Diane Elkins
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:26 am
    With the release of Adobe Captivate 8 a few weeks back, I thought I would update our popular—and often controversial—comparison grid on the major authoring tools. As always, the information contained within this comparison is based solely on my opinions. You may not agree with some of my assessments, and that’s okay! At the end of the day, the decisions about which tool(s) you choose to use should be based on the features that are most important to you and your organization. Notable Changes The only notable change since my last comparison is in the mobile category. With the new…
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    elearning and Learning Management System LMS blog by GCube

  • Scripting the Success of Collaborative Learning

    Arunima Majumdar
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:09 am
    Collaboration is a good way to invite ideas and brainstorm – so it is a great practice for the workplace. However, many L&D managers often worry that collaborative learning might not always meet learning objectives set out by the training team. So, while collaboration between employees can certainly create engaging learning experiences, the learning also needs to be impactful and aligned to the learning objectives. For this, it is necessary to create a structured environment of learning with collaboration as a part of the strategy. With a blend of technology-aided learning and the…
  • Not the learned, we need the Wise!

    Ashutosh Thatte
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    A wise old owl lived in an oak The more he saw the less he spoke The less he spoke the more he heard. Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird? This was the rhyme my 7 year old kid recited to me a few days ago. The conversation leading to this was quite curious. Son:     Dad, don’t you talk a lot to your clients? Me:      I have to, that’s my profession. Son:     Do you really NEED to talk so much? Me:      I have to understand their requirements, know what problems they are facing and then discuss how we can together solve that problem. I do NEED to talk a lot.
  • 5 Top IT-enabled business trends that are affecting Corporate Learning

    Arunima Majumdar
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Developments in information technology affect every nook and corner of the business world – creating leading trends that dictate business discourse and atmosphere. Every advancement – in terms of new software, increased processing speed, greater storage capacity, and so on – enables corporate employees to heighten their work experiences. These IT-enabled business trends also affect learner preferences for ways to access and consume workplace learning. Here are the reigning IT-enabled trends that are defining corporate training today: It’s All Social The greatest of all trends – the…
  • Affordable e-Learning: How to bell the cat?

    Ashutosh Thatte
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    “If Muhammad will not go to the mountain, then the mountain must come to Muhammad” – a senior director of the premiere government publication in India was explaining me. “It’s all fantastic Ashutosh – the web responsive systems, HTML 5 getting better, interactivities interspacing every other slide of your courses et al. But tell me son, over two thirds of my students don’t have access to computers, leave alone smartphones and 3G internet”. The grey haired experience spoke with genuine concern. Can providing cheaper and subsidized smartphones be an option? Isn’t it smarter to…
  • Strategies for Creating Simulations in e-Learning: Helping Learners to Apply More

    Arunima Majumdar
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Simulations – a powerful learning tool – have been used in e-learning for many years. Essentially, simulations are imitations of the real world – creating a virtual environment with the same characteristics and challenges as the real world. This virtual world is where the learner gets a chance to learn new skills, and practice and perfect them as well. For corporate training, simulations are one of the most effective ways of imparting knowledge in a virtual environment. Simulations also help learners to apply pre-existing knowledge in a stress-free, virtual world, which…
 
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    Custom training and elearning, anywhere anytime!

  • The E-learning Design Checklist – An Infographic

    Nirosha G
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    It is common knowledge that efficient instructional design plays a critical role in the making of a good online course. So, how can you design your digital courses effectively? Well, here is a checklist that helps you create online courses of a very high quality. Hope you find this eLearning design checklist useful. Related Posts3 Brilliant Ways to Present Timelines – An Infographic3 Interesting Ways to Design Elearning Intro Pages – Infographic7 Tips to Design Better E-learning Courses – An Infographic
  • Creating Training Curriculum is Now Simple – A 6 Step Process – Part 2 [Video]

    Pushpa Siddhanti
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    In my last video blog, we have seen first 3 steps of creating a curriculum, i.e. conducting the needs analysis, listing down the topics for curriculum and involving SMEs to collect the right content. Now, I am going to talk about the next 3 steps, which will provide you insights about instructional strategy, standardization of the GUI and the development kit with templates for a quicker course development and finally developing the course using rapid authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate 8, Lectora and so on. Creating Training Curriculum – 6 Step Process This is…
  • How to Add and Sync Closed Captions/Subtitles in Lectora?

    Jyothi Sita
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Lectora Inspire is one of the popular authoring tools that allows developers to add and sync captions to a video, within your title. You can use these captions for complying with Section 508. I would like to explain the procedure to display closed caption text, within a video, according to details specified within an XML file, in this blog. 1. You can add closed caption text to videos in MP4 and FLV formats only, using this tool. So, you need to convert your videos into these formats. You can do this by inserting either WMV or AVI format video into your title, and double clicking on the video…
  • Scenario-Based Learning Using Articulate Storyline

    Ayesha Habeeb Omer
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” - Philip Pullman (British Film Writer) As adults, do we still love to hear stories? Do we learn effectively through storytelling? Do we see ourselves as a part of the story, when we read and hear a story? Most of you will agree that the answer to these questions is yes! Storytelling is a very powerful tool to communicate and make an impact. It emotionally connects us and takes us through our own experience. When we are emotionally connected, we learn more effectively. So, it is not…
  • How to Change Default Player Buttons Labels in Articulate Storyline?

    Bhaskar Yalijala
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Have you ever tried translating the text on GUI buttons? If you haven’t, then let me tell you that it’s quite an easy task with Articulate Storyline. The inbuilt option in the player properties to customize the default text makes it so easy. In this blog, we will see a very simple and useful option in the player settings. Step 1: Click the Player button in the Home tab. Step 2: In Custom, click Text Labels. Step 3: You can see a list, categorized into Buttons/ Messages and Custom text. Buttons/ Messages: Contains all the buttons and pop-ups of the default GUI. Custom text: Contains the…
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    eNyota Learning Blog

  • Reality check – Open source LMS can be a costly affair

    eNyota Blog
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:54 am
    A fair number of people who seek out an open source LMS have a major misconception that it is free. Over 60% people want to choose an open source LMS while looking for a solution to manage their learning cycle is because they have no license fee and is supported by a large; very large community. Yes it is an open source and it is free! But dig further and you will find out that free does not mean you have no costs. Dig a little further and you may actually find that you could spend more on your open source LMS than a proprietary LMS. Let us explain how… What is an open source LMS? Open…
  • Top 10 reasons – why LMS implementations fail?

    eNyota Blog
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:44 pm
    In an LMS Trends poll with 135 global organizations participating which was conducted by Brandon Hall, over 58% of respondents said that they are looking to replace their LMS and, in most cases, this wasn’t their first LMS. An eye opener!! What went wrong that they are looking for a new LMS and what guarantees that the second one with be a success? 1.           Wrong expectations: You need to keep your expectations right. Any LMS is simply a platform and can enhance and improve the way you train your staff but an LMS is not a solution to fix what you train them on. You still have…
  • eNyota LMS vs. Moodle

    eNyota Blog
    25 Feb 2014 | 9:41 pm
    As per Wikipedia, “Moodle (acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is one of the most popular ‘free’ software e-learning platform (Learning Management System), or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). As of June 2013 it had a user base of 83,008 registered and verified sites, serving 70,696,570 users in 7.5+ million courses with 1.2+ million teachers.” So, yes the stats shows the tremendous amount of user base and faith Moodle has built in the last 15 years of its conception. Moodle is used by various kinds of users: Corporate organization who is looking to…
  • Web vs. Native apps – The Better Approach to mLearning

    eNyota Blog
    29 May 2013 | 12:28 am
    Should mLearning be given the importance it seeks? Is mLearning a passing fad or a revolution in learning technology? Are mobile learning strategies just “me too” approaches or a long term vision? These were some questions that were widely debated in the eLearning community until sometime back. However, we are well past that phase now in the mLearning evolution cycle. mLearning is very much here and it is here to stay. Considering the dynamic nature of technology, new trends and innovations keep us developers on our toes. So, some of the next fundamental questions looming in front of us…
  • Writing Effective Scenarios

    eNyota Blog
    13 Mar 2013 | 4:28 am
    In the fast-growing world of eLearning, it’s not just the technology that’s evolving, it’s also the learners that are taking these eLearning courses. It is soon becoming challenging to keep the learners engaged and responsive. While making courses interactive solves a part of this issue, it does not always probe the learner to think and ponder. Many have found the answer to this issue and are now moving towards training through ‘scenarios’. M. David Merrill, a Professor in the Department of Instructional Technology at Utah State University, states that Learning is promoted when…
 
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    Cogentys

  • Experience the Thrill of Restaurant eLearning

    LMS Master
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    Thrills?  Yes, indeed thrills!  I am not kidding, just take a look at these courses and your head should fill right up with tons of thrilling restaurant eLearning ideas and concepts.  Remember this... [click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!]
  • For the Hotel Training Lover

    LMS Master
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    You love hotel training, that’s why you do what you do.  You love it so much you can’t possibly settle for run of the mill hotel training courses, and we don’t want you to do so either!  Check... [click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!]
  • How to Make Retail Sales Training Fun!

    LMS Master
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    Nobody wants to be hated, but that is just what can happen if you don’t handle your eLearning materials the right way.  The bottom line my retail sales training friends is this: if you create dull,... [click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!]
  • If You Don’t Use Online Retail Training Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later.  

    LMS Master
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Think about this scenario…Your VP of Operations goes to a conference and learns about how implementing an online retail training system can save your company thousands of dollars a year.  When... [click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!]
  • It Pays to Use Hotel eLearning Software.

    LMS Master
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    The best way to get anything done in the corporate world is to pull the numbers together.  If you want to implement a hotel eLearning software program, create your financial model using the tips... [click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!]
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    The Learning Dispatch

  • The Lectora User’s Conference and my First Big Presentation - Part 7: Practice practice practice (um)

    mword
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    By Mary WordWe have been discussing the content of the presentation, and the challenges and solutions at the core of it. I have not gone into the nitty-gritty detail of it, but I think I have covered the high points. I have provided a few takeaways that you can apply to your own challenges, and use to make your own solutions. Maybe some specifics, too, if you are a Lectora developer.Now let’s get back to the presentation itself. Content is important, and without it your talk can be all smoke and mirrors. But don’t forget that root word ‘present’—the verb, that is. You have to…
  • How to Give Your Learners a Safe Place to Fail

    adib
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
     Ethan Edwards of Allen Interactions likes to make the point that we can't make people learn. You can't learn someone to do something. You have to create the conditions where they want to bring the information to themselves. And games are a great place to create a sense of engagement. Games create a new world, one with rules that put constraints on actions. In terms of training, this creates a safe place to fail. It's safer to get an ethics policy wrong, or fail to correctly describe new software, or to say the wrong thing to customer, in a game than it is in real life. Read…
  • How Comic Books Can Cut Elearning Development Time

    adib
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
     Voice-over takes a long time to record and adds cost to any elearning project. For a professional effect, you often have to hire talent. You have to record, listen, re-record any errors, synchronize with the presentation, publish, correct any errors. Outside of the cost of hiring talent (which you can get around by using in-house), there is still the cost in time and money. Read more >> read more
  • The Lectora User’s Conference and my First Big Presentation - Part 6: Anatomy of a Presentation, Continued

    mword
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:48 am
    By Mary WordYou have seen some of the important elements, such as commenting and naming. Ordering the elements in a page is also important. There are functional reasons to do this, of course. If you have six actions in a group and the third one tells the program to jump to another page, the last three will never be executed. Your interaction depends on a certain sequence of events and order is the basis of this.There are organizational reasons to order your elements. If you always leave your car keys or your glasses in a certain spot, how long can it take you to find them if they are not…
  • The Lectora User’s Conference and my First Big Presentation - Part 5: Anatomy of a Presentation - How Did I Do That, Again?

    mword
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    By Mary Word(Relearn what I did – the importance of commenting your own work. Also, big cheers for debug.)If you have ever done programming, or taken a programming course, you have been told to comment your code. One of the best ways to write code is by writing the comments first – pseudocode, if you will. I have worked with programmers who thought that it wasn’t macho to write comments. (Cue that old movie quote – “Comments? I don’ need no stinkin’ comments.”) They thought that the ultimate in coding was to make it run in as few (and as obscure) lines of code…
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    e-Learning Leadership Blog

  • 6 Quick Ways to Engage with the e-Learning Community Using Twitter

    Brittany Laeger
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    by Brittany Laeger, Marketing Communications Specialist The use of social media has made it easier than ever for us to connect with industry experts, thought leaders, and companies we admire! But sometimes it can be hard to cross the threshold of inserting yourself into the social media scene. So, if you aren’t yet harnessing the power of Twitter, here are a few tips from Allen Interactions to help you get started! 1. Beef Up Your Bio Your bio is the elevator pitch of your Twitter profile! Tell readers in as few characters as possible what it is that you do and what makes you…
  • 10 Invaluable Books for Instructional Design

    Angel Green
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    By Angel Green, senior instructional strategist | @LearnerAdvocate Sure, we all know the classics that line the shelves of many an instructional designer. There are The Principles of Instructional Design by Gagne, The Systematic Design of Instruction by Dick & Carey and of course, Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels by Kirkpatrick. Most of these are likely required reading in a Master’s Degree program on instructional systems design. But, when you’re ready to move beyond the basics, below is a list of the 10 books I believe to be invaluable resources for…
  • [Premium Training Webinar] Breaking the "Challenge" Challenge

    Allen Interactions
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Date: Tuesday, September 9thTime: 1:00 - 3:00 PM CentralCost:   $99  $34.95 Staycation Education Discount! Create Effective e-Learning Challenges Effective e-learning design revolves around the successful use of the CCAF model of instructional interactivity—where interactions are made engaging through a use of meaningful context, compelling challenge, relevant activity, and content-rich feedback.  Crafting a great interaction requires thorough integration and mastery of all these elements and how they transform learner engagement. But, it can be…
  • Iterations: 3 Ways to Implement an Elusive Savvy Start

    Allen Interactions
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    In this episode of Iterations, Richard Sites and Angel Green discuss three ways that you can work around busy schedules and still get the value of a Savvy Start to kickoff your e-learning projects!   Richard Sitesvice president - training and marketing & co-author of Leaving ADDIE for SAMFollow Richard on Twitter ▶       Angel Greensenior instructional strategist & co-author of Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field GuideFollow Angel on Twitter ▶      Want to share this video? Here are some ready made tweets: Click to Tweet: What if I don't…
  • No Couch Potatoes: A Case for Making Training ACTIVE

    Ellen Burns-Johnson
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    by Ellen Burns-Johnson, instructional writer/designer | @EllenBJohnson A passive learning experience can feel comfortable, but we don’t want our learners to “veg out” during training. When stakeholders, SMEs, and instructional designers share a meaningful goal, it generates a lot of excitement in the room. I know we’re on the right track when I hear statements like these:  “We want our employees to enter widget orders in under 5 minutes.” “Associates need to initiate conversations with customers about our ABC gadget.” “Managers must answer employees’…
 
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    SHIFT's eLearning Blog

  • Where eLearning is Headed: How to Get From Here to There

    Karla Gutierrez
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    Today technology is transforming the eLearning industry. It is changing and will continue to change the way we communicate with learners, the way we design courses, how we learn and teach. Therefore, eLearning professionals have to adapt and find new ways to meet changing times. Simply incorporating different tools to their your current eLearning training strategy isn’t enough. eLearning professionals must understand and embrace the meaning and the implications of these changes in the eLearning development process. This is not an easy task because it not only means they have…
  • A 7-Step Typography Lesson for First-time eLearning Developers

    Karla Gutierrez
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    Despite the utility of multimedia in eLearning, images and even videos can only go so far: the core source of information remains text. Accordingly, a basic knowledge of typography is a must for any eLearning designer. Good typography enhances readability, encourages information processing, creates a visual hierarchy, and even engages readers' emotions. Here is a 7-step guide to making your course more effective—with typography in mind. 1. Know the different font classifications. Fonts come in four main categories: Serif: letters with short lines coming off the edges. The impression is…
  • A 3-Level Approach to Creating Stronger eLearning Courses

    Karla Gutierrez
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    Some eLearning developers tend to focus on their courses’ appearance; others place a greater emphasis on content. However, only a few, work on creating an effective eLearning design that has an impact on learners by evoking emotions and causing a lasting impression. This is called emotional design. The best way to achieve an emotional design in eLearning is by paying attention to the three cognitive levels, first defined by Donald Norman — visceral, behavioral, and reflective. When utilized to create an effective eLearning design, these levels enable learners to form a connection with a…
  • Making the First Impression Count in eLearning [Cheat Sheet]

    Karla Gutierrez
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    eLearning professionals are often over-confident about a course’s ability to capture an audience’s attention and engage users with its content. By conducting a simple “reflection” test before publishing, like the famous Blink Test or Eyeball Test, can make a great difference to ensuring an effective eLearning course. What Is the Blink Test? The Blink Test is traditionally applied to webpages: when users land on a website, they will decide within three to five seconds whether they want to stay and see what the site has to offer, or whether they should just leave and find similar…
  • 10 Types of Learners You Can Run Into When Imparting Online Training

    Karla Gutierrez
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    The most challenging aspect of imparting effective online training is targeting the many learners taking the same program. Understanding the different types of learners, summed up in following categories, is beneficial to any designer looking to create personalized eLearning courses. Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to http://info.shiftelearning.com/blog/ with this graphic.</strong><br /><br /><a…
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    eLearning Industry

  • 5 Tips to Boost Engagement in the Virtual Classroom

    Douglas Gastich
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    How To Boost Engagement in the Virtual Classroom  Earlier this summer, elearning professionals gathered in Portland, Ore. as part of BlueVolt’s annual LEAP Ahead conference. People from construction, government agencies, banking, and even an association for massage therapists participated in discussions, shared ideas and learned new skills to boost the effectiveness of their companies’ online training efforts. One popular session was how to boost engagement in the virtual classroom using principles of the cognitive science of virtual learning. The session was led by virtual learning…
  • How To Motivate MOOC Learners

    Didem Yesil
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
    MOOC Learners Motivation The merits of online learning, especially in the context of MOOCs have long been discussed and we are all aware that Massive Open Online Courses offer a great level of flexibility in terms of time and space. MOOC Learners do not have to travel long distances to be able to access high-quality content from top universities in the world. Learning takes place "just in time" and "when needed". On top of these, I think being able to connect with people from all around the world is one of the greatest characteristics that MOOCs offer learners. While Individual learning is…
  • Gamification: Your Learners Deserve To Be Delighted And Excited

    Juliette Denny
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Gamification: How to Delight and Excite Learners When was the last time you actually enjoyed learning? Just think for a moment: think about a particular time when you were passionate about learning something, truly motivated, engaged and enthusiastic; a time when your training made you smile; when you could visualize just how the training would benefit you and your life and you couldn’t wait to work your way through it. Are you struggling to think of anything? You’re not alone. Too often, training is staid, boring, tedious and, simply put, awful! But learning new things shouldn’t be…
  • Top 10 Tips on How to Use Avatars in eLearning

    Christopher Pappas
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
    How to Effectively Use Avatars in eLearning It's a known fact that highly interactive and immersive eLearning courses are far more effective than those that are static or solely content-driven. It's true that the eLearning content is the star of the show. However, creating an eLearning experience that encourages learners to play a pivotal role in their own learning process is paramount, and one-dimensional eLearning courses simply are not enough. One way to boost the interactivity of any eLearning course is to integrate avatars, which guide, narrate, assess, and engage online learners.
  • Why Learning Tool Interoperability Should Be Part Of Your eLearning Application

    Ridvan Aliu
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    The Learning Tool Interoperability If you work in the EdTech space, you’ve mostly likely heard of LTI (Learning Tool Interoperability). LTI is an open standard created by IMS Global Learning Consortium and is increasingly important due to eLearning’s swift advancement in the last two years. It is nearly impossible for a single vendor to provide all of the tools that schools and organizations need. However, the ability to integrate multiple tools from different vendors will become essential for learning systems. 5 Tips To Leverage Learning Tool Interoperability So what does this mean for…
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    Learnnovators - Bringing INNOVATION to E-LEARNING

  • 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…
  • Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

    Ravi Pratap Singh
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:24 pm
    ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. She’s a passionate advocate for improving business performance by respecting and deeply challenging people. Her advice and designs have been used by organizations that include Microsoft, Pfizer, the US Army, Barclays, and the US Department of the Interior. She’s the creator of the action mapping model of training design used to improve performance by companies worldwide. A fun speaker, Cathy has…
  • How INNOVATION Is Driving Today’s Workplaces

    Ravi Pratap Singh
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    THE QUOTE: “Survival requires continual innovation, and at the core is learning faster than everyone else.” – Clark Quinn (Learning Technology Strategist) THE JOURNEY: Innovation is driving today’s businesses and workplaces around the world. And, ‘learning at the speed of need’ is the most significant factor that helps power up innovation. We, at Learnnovators, believe this too, and have been continuously striving to achieve results by making innovation an integral part of our learning and development process. We have been trying to leverage the possibilities of this quality while…
  • How Performance Support Apps Are Faring In Today’s Workplaces

    Ravi Pratap Singh
    28 Jun 2014 | 2:20 am
    THE QUOTE: “The incredible expansion of mobile technologies is an important factor that will both drive and support the deployment of workplace learning tools and systems in the area of performance support.” – Charles Jennings (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates, and Founder, 70:20:10 Forum) The above quote is from our interview with Charles Jennings. THE JOURNEY: We all know… this is the age of mobile apps! These are revolutionizing all aspects (personal and professional) of our lives. They have started capturing their space in our workplaces too. Thanks to the ubiquitous nature…
  • Learnnovators ranked among the ‘Top 10 eLearning Content Development Companies for 2014’

    Ravi Pratap Singh
    27 Jun 2014 | 9:17 pm
    We, at Learnnovators, are proud to be featured among the ‘Top 10 eLearning Content Development Companies for 2014’. The Top 10 list was released by eLearning Industry, a thriving network of over 150,000 eLearning professionals. Founded by Christopher Pappas, this is the largest and one of the most respected eLearning communities in the world. The Top 10 companies for 2014 were selected based on the following 7 criteria: eLearning Content Development Quality eLearning Expertise eLearning Industry Innovation eLearning Company’s Economical Growth Potential Customer Retention Employee…
 
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    The Best Audio Engineering Schools

  • 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…
  • Top 11 Youtube Channels For Audio Production

    jamie
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:04 pm
    As They Say – Watch And Learn!  There are few methods of instruction that are as directly influential or as memorable as the visual method, and in a field that’s inordinately complex and riddled with countless pitfalls and über-talented competitors, oftentimes it can be a great relief to watch a pro get on the decks and simply show you how they do what they do best.  Lined Up Like Little Plastic Ducklings In A Row Below I’ve compiled 11 of what I think are some of the best instructional YouTube channels for audio engineering that you’ll ever find, which will feature…
  • Audio Recording: 16-Bit or 24-Bit?

    jamie
    28 Jun 2014 | 12:34 pm
    As with many topics in the audio industry, the science behind acoustics and how digital signal processing makes it possible for us to record, edit, synthesize, mix, and master music entirely within the domain of a powerful and well-equipped computer is still a major source of confusion for many aspiring producers, engineers, and artists these days. Before we can discuss which bit depth you should use and why, it’s best to understand what the term “bit depth” actually means first. Step By Step, Bit By Bit To get a good idea of what the bit depth actually represents in the digital…
  • Audio Engineering Schools in Las Vegas

    staff
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:56 am
    Las Vegas is a busy city best known for its casino’s and party atmosphere. However, that isn’t the only thing the city has to offer, it also has several colleges and universities. Of them, The Art Institute of Las Vegas which offers a great Audio Production Bachelor of Science program. When you enroll in this program you will learn how to mix, record, and edit audio, whether live or post-production. The school offers hands on training where you get the opportunity to not only learn about software and hardware, but actually get to use it for projects. This type of learning will allow you…
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  • Train Employees Against Phishing Vulnerability

    Sep Barkhodaee
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:15 am
    Every season seems to bring another announcement that a large and powerful company has experienced a data breach, putting countless customers at risk for credit card fraud and more. From Target to eBay, several organizations have become major recipients of phishing scams. To avoid that fate for your company, employees must be properly trained on Internet best practices. One of the most engaging ways to educate your staff is through an online training platform. If you're not sure what constitutes phishing, the Anti-Phishing Working Group defined it as a criminal activity that…
  • The Importance of Engagement in Elearning

    Sep Barkhodaee
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    When students' minds start drifting in a face-to-face class, it's fairly obvious. They spend several minutes with their heads down, whether they're texting a friend or dozing off, and their participation in discussions becomes non-existent. In such a setting, teachers can try to call attention back to the topic at hand or at least note that some people aren't engaged. Workers are essentially students when they're training and learning new skills. With elearning software, there isn't a clear way to determine the level of engagement. There may…
  • Failure To Offer Training Can Be Considered Discrimination

    Sep Barkhodaee
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:57 am
    It's obvious that training your employees throughout their time with your company is beneficial. By proxy, failure to provide options for learning can negatively impact the business when industries evolve, new skills become necessary or tenured and experienced employees retire. However, did you know that lacking training opportunities can become a legal matter in court for companies? Legal Details According to Human Resource Executive Online, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals deemed failure to train employees equally as a discriminatory action. However, this specific case pertained to…
  • The Increased Use of EQ Tests in Hiring

    Sep Barkhodaee
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    Although an applicant looks like a superstar based on his or her grades, references and work experience, the hire can still turn out to be a mistake. This is because the emotional stability of employees can play a huge role in their ability to work effectively. According to Human Resource Executive Online, more than 20 percent of organizations are using personality or emotional tests when considering hiring or promoting someone. You can create an online course of sorts that will guide potential employees through an emotional intelligence test. Then, you may choose to have the results analyzed…
  • How Elearning Can Help Students With Learning Disabilities

    Sep Barkhodaee
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:57 am
    Imagine working through years of school despite a learning disability without any additional assistance or attention compared  to the rest of the class. Many people have had this experience, especially before learning disorders started becoming more visible and openly discussed. These days, most schools have resource programs that are designed to provide support to kids who don't absorb information on the same level or in more traditional ways. While online education software can benefit everyone for a litany of reasons, people with learning disabilities may be enabled by the…
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  • eLearning Can Help With Marketing: Here's How!

    Erna Alfred Liousas
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Organizations are finally starting to see the benefit of cross-functional approaches within management. Marketing is no different. The David Packard quote “marketing is too important to be left to the marketers” is not only shared, but also put into practice as the business landscape continues to evolve. Why? It is not to diminish the role of marketers. Rather, it is to drive attention to the fact that today, everyone needs to find their inner marketer. It is important for all of us to drive value for customers across the board. Cultivating this mindset at an organizational level leads to…
  • ASL: What You Need to Know to Get Fluent and Get a Job

    Kate Cornelius
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Interest in American Sign Language is growing thanks to viral videos like this one of ASL interpreter Tina Cleveland and her fiance roadtrip jamming to “You’re The One That I Want” from Grease and this one of kindergartener Claire Koch signing her Christmas concert for her deaf parents. As ASL interpretation becomes more and more common at events, including political rallies and speeches, concerts (check out these ASL interpreters’ mad skills!), and conventions/conferences, more and more people are becoming aware of the need for interpreters. However, not everyone is familiar with…
  • Simplify Your Life: 7 Steps To Becoming A Work Minimalist

    Katie Hurst
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:19 pm
    I’ve been a minimalist most of my life. With the exception of a small children’s book collection, most of the items in my possession are things absolutely necessary to my day-to-day existence. I attribute my minimalist lifestyle to having moved cross-country with my family as a child and becoming obsessed with the idea of changing my living situation whenever I felt like it. It simply is too hard to move often if you own lots of stuff. Minimalism as a movement has taken off in recent years, challenging individuals to break out of the consumerist cycle and strive to own fewer material…
  • Fastest Growing Jobs in America: Physical Therapist Assistants

    Katherine Barrer
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The healthcare field has always been an area recent college grads look to as a dependable source for jobs. If you haven’t looked into becoming a physical therapist assistant yet, you may want to! The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that between 2012 and 2022 the number of physical therapist assistants will rise 41%. As of 2012, the average pay for a physical therapist assistant was $52,160 per year. This job is ranked #11 on the list of Best Health Care Jobs and #17 on the list of Best 100 Jobs. The need for physical therapist assistants is significantly on the rise. Why?
  • Course of the Week Highlight: Dealing with Generational Issues in the Workplace

    Noah Piwonka
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    Have you ever felt disconnected from an older boss or younger employee? Sometimes it can feel like there’s a fundamental communication difference between different age groups that can’t be overcome. Generational differences is a hot topic in workplaces across the country, and experts say that there are now five generations in the workplace. Understanding how to effectively communicate with every generation is incredibly important for any efficient, productive workplace. This week’s featured courses offer a variety of strategies, tricks, and plans for improving communication despite…
 
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  • Online Kinesiology Degree Programs - Study of Human Movement

    Fatima Anwar
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Online Kinesiology Degree Programs include courses that focus on studies of human and animal motion embrace measures from motion pursuit systems, electrophysiology of muscle and brain activity, varied strategies for observance physiological operate, and alternative behavioral and psychological feature analysis techniques.What is Kinesiology?Kinesiology is a psychotherapy that focuses coarsely the body and its movements from psychological, biological, and physiological perspectives. Online kinesiology degree programs about the study of the mechanics of body movements. Kinesiology degree is the…
  • Where to Find Home Education Courses for Homeschoolers

    Fatima Anwar
    23 Jun 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Home Education Courses and home-schooling is the most enjoyable movement in education today! it is not specifically new, up till 1850 most kids in America were educated at home. however the past twenty five years have seen a revival in home schooling, and currently between 2 and 3 million kids within the US are learning at home.Exploring the web I found that home schooling students growing rate is 40% per year. Few years ago home education considered as rogue choice but today it is most convenient and best way for Home school students because parents can provide an excellent education with…
  • D2L Los Rios - Distance Education at Los Rios Community College District

    Fatima Anwar
    15 Jun 2014 | 8:38 pm
    D2l Los Rios Distance Education (Online Learning)Los Rios Community College has four accredited colleges inside its wings. Besides there are many off-campus academic centers serving the particular geographical areas. colleges inside its wings are American river college, Cosumnes river college, Folsom Lake college and Sacramento city college. Each college in Los Rios is offering courses distance education and each semester has substantial growth in those offerings. Los Rio community college students shown great interest in these courses, this attention ensuring that all distance education…
  • Language Software Spanish - A List of Best Way to Learn Spanish

    Fatima Anwar
    8 Jun 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Are you looking for Best Way to Learn Spanish language or good methods of free learn Spanish speak ?If yes, then you should consider training online Spanish courses schools or decide to use the language software Spanish. There are many different ways to learn Spanish like learn Spanish by watching TV and you need to find the way that suits you and your budget. The best Spanish language learning software must be easy to use and apply an effective teaching method.Free learn Spanish speak is useful if you are travelling and it can open job opportunities and new business ventures for…
  • Online Classes for High School Diploma Regionally Accredited

    Fatima Anwar
    31 May 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Attending online classes for high school diploma allow young students to complete and get certificate of their high school Diploma education through the educational learning platform, Nowadays, students who need to enroll in accredited high school diploma certificate programs are no longer compulsory to attend classes in campus. An online learning program includes a broad selection of e-learning tools, from being attentive to live teacher lectures or viewing tutorials, downloaded class lesson video, to self-paced book tutorials. Complete online classes for high school diploma program can be…
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  • Can Elearning Improve Productivity?

    Origin Learning
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    One of the most elementary goals of any business is to increase its productivity. Irrespective of the industry that you operate in, you would always want that you get greater output per unit of input that you invest in the form of time, number of people involved at their different levels of pay and various monetary and other resources. In an effort to increase it, innumerable studies have been conducted across organizations of different industries to determine the causes of low employee productivity. A few reasons are common to the results of all these studies: low employee motivation and…
  • 4 things you didn’t know about Mobile Learning

    Origin Learning
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Mobile learning is hot and new! There are lots of questions and lots of answers. And then there are many related  things that you probably don’t know about mobile learning and content development so far. Here we tell you 4 such things that’ll make you rethink your current learning strategy if you haven’t adopted mlearning yet! Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to http://blog.originlearning.com with this graphic. Customizability in design You may think you’re better off with delivering only PC based learning because there are hordes of apps and…
  • Locating To Learn: Using GPS For Location-Based Content Delivery

    Origin Learning
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:40 am
    There are certain features to your cell phone that are hardly possible or usable on other devices like PCs or Laptops. Yes, we are talking about GPS here. GPS has been around for quite a while now, but the availability of affordable internet on phones, tablets and phablets is ultimately responsible for its widespread use by people. Be it detecting location on Google maps or finding a good place to eat nearby; tracking the elderly and children or wandering off-track while on an adventurous hike- GPS enabled devices have made life easier by giving us a better sense of control. Though GPS…
  • 4 HTML5 Authoring Tools You Need to Know About

    Origin Learning
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:37 am
    You already know that elearning is inevitable if you have to keep pace with the rapidly changing business-scape which is consequentially evolving the way training, learning and development of employees takes place. Now more than ever, with the upsurge of innovative and intuitive technology coming up every now and then has seriously altered user expectations about device performance. This logically deduces the need for such authoring tools that can publish content that is compatible to the user experience that such smart devices deliver. For quite sometime, Flash has been the preferred way of…
  • The Father of Leadership – Warren G. Bennis

    Origin Learning
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:20 am
    “Leaders wonder about everything, want to learn as much as they can, are willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. They do not worry about failure but embrace errors, knowing they will learn from them.” ~Warren G. Bennis Such was the spirit of learning in this leader who left for his heavenly abode after leaving a legacy of leadership studies. Warren G. Bennis- an American scholar, organizational consultant and author is rightfully regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of leadership studies. Having written more than 30 books on leadership, presidents and business…
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  • Become an Expert in Instructional Design

    John Laskaris
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    Becoming an instructional designer doesn’t happen overnight. Knowledge and skills that drive you to make a change in the learning experience of a person is what it takes to make you one. What are the stakes to be an instructional designer? GOAL. Everything we do leads us to a goal. From studying so hard to get a diploma to getting a job to earn money and fulfil daily needs…they all lead to a goal. An instructional designer must and always have a goal for this is where it will start. Let us look at the basic 4Ds of Instructional design.DefineWhen we develop a course, we must first define…
  • 8 Ways To Increase User Engagement For Your LMS

    John Laskaris
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    Congratulations! You just set up your brand new learning management system complete with courses and training materials. You had been toying with this wealth of information in your field of work and now you have this fantastic broadcasting channel set up: your learning management system. You may have courses in music, website designing, business management and many more, according to your market demand. You may have the best range of multi-media functionality embedded. You may also have courses that are mobile friendly. You have the best practices in course design integrated. You even have a…
  • Top 10 e-Learning Experts To Follow in 2014

    John Laskaris
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    When was the last time you referred to an e-learning blog? Last week? Last month? And who do you follow? Regardless of your latest update, you are already outdated! No matter how bad your schedule looks, reading up on these whizz-musings is mandatory to your e-survival! The moment you feel your course design gave you another deja-vu, you must know that your e-learning tool box and creative juices have become redundant and stagnant. Re-invent your techniques and avoid re-inventing the wheel! The remarkable speeds in educational technology development have our experts struggling to declare the…
  • What You Need To Know About m-Learning

    John Laskaris
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    Ever completed a course session during your morning walk? Just plug in those ear-phones and match your pace with that of the lesson. Let us tell you why this is such a great idea. Exercise releases endorphins that stimulate “feel good” emotions and triggers creativity in the brain. What does peaks in creativity during (and post) exercise have anything to do with effective mobile learning? Just one: advance constructive interchange.You have this neat stack of knowledge in the deeper recesses of your mind. Lines of text or notes of audio entice those neat stacks to reshuffle and make room…
  • Why is Online Employee Orientation So important?

    John Laskaris
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Any CEO, entrepreneur, or manager will openly admit that employee training is one of the most essential aspects of a profitable organization. However, even more important than employee development is new employee orientation, as this serves as the springboard for their future success within the company. In this article, we’ll go over the benefits that make online employee orientations so essential (for business of all sizes). We’ll also share some tips for how to develop an orientation that allows your organization and its new hires to enjoy every advantage that online employee…
 
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