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  • An Expert View on Responsive Design for E-Learning

    The Rapid eLearning Blog
    tom
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:24 am
    Last week I was at the Learning Solutions conference in Orlando and ran into my mentor and elearning pioneer, Dr. Werner Oppelbaumer. We chatted about trends in elearning and mobile training. A lot’s happened over the past few years and it always seems like your lab is at the forefront of emerging technologies. For example, you’ve had great success with the: m-Goggles Werner Wear Toot-N-Scoot Twitter Sitter What’s happening at Werner Labs today? Thank you for asking. At Werner Labs we’re working on a dual food dispenser. This allows the application of two products at once. For…
  • Use This Guide to Keep Tone Consistent Throughout the Course

    SHIFT's eLearning Blog
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    In an earlier post, you got the low-down on how to find the right tone for an eLearning course. But writing in the tone that resonates with your audience is not just about doing one thing right. It starts from understanding your learners to identifying the language and the emotions that appeal to them.  The tone you choose will inform all of your written copy, including instructions, feedback messages, scenarios and stories. You have to not only be authentic but also maintain a consistent tone throughout the course. For this, you need a guide, a…
  • 6 Tips To Successfully Carry Out An Online Training Needs Assessment

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    Christopher Pappas
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Looking for tips on how to successfully carry out an effective online training needs assessment? In this article, I'll offer advice on how to conduct a thorough assessment that will help you develop a winning online training strategy for your employees. How To Successfully Carry Out an Online Training Needs Assessment Carrying out an in depth online training needs assessment can give you the opportunity to determine key performance issues, analyze the effectiveness of your current online training strategies, and develop an online training plan that offers maximum ROI. Below you'll find a…
  • Top 7 eLearning Statistics & Facts

    The Upside Learning Blog
    Pranjalee Thanekar
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:42 am
    With eLearning use showing gains in nearly every sector and an increasing number of organisations turning to eLearning as they recognise its effectiveness, the eLearning industry is on the fast track. Organisations are adapting/ continuing to adopt eLearning, currently at a rate of 13% per year (a pace that is projected to stay consistent through […]
  • How do virtual world experiences bring about learning? A critical review of theories

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    fsaba
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:11 pm
    While students do learn real-world knowledge and skills in virtual worlds, educators have yet to adequately theorise how students’ virtual world experiences bring about this learning. This paper critically reviewed theories currently used to underpin empirical work in virtual worlds for education. In particular, it evaluated how applicable these theories’ learning mechanisms are to virtual world-based learning. Eleven theories were identified from 80 journal papers. Four learning mechanisms were found to be applicable to virtual worlds: that students learn through reflection, verbal…
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  • How do virtual world experiences bring about learning? A critical review of theories

    fsaba
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:11 pm
    While students do learn real-world knowledge and skills in virtual worlds, educators have yet to adequately theorise how students’ virtual world experiences bring about this learning. This paper critically reviewed theories currently used to underpin empirical work in virtual worlds for education. In particular, it evaluated how applicable these theories’ learning mechanisms are to virtual world-based learning. Eleven theories were identified from 80 journal papers. Four learning mechanisms were found to be applicable to virtual worlds: that students learn through reflection, verbal…
  • Influences that undermine learners’ perceptions of autonomy, competence and relatedness in an online context

    fsaba
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Online learning has grown considerably in recent years. However attrition rates from online courses indicate that not all learners are successful in such settings, and various factors have been identified as crucial to learner persistence. Research evidence suggests that motivation is one such factor. This study builds on previous studies by using self-determination theory (SDT) as an analytical framework to explore, in-depth, the motivation of pre-service teachers situated within an online learning context. In particular, the underlying concepts of autonomy, competence and relatedness from…
  • Learning from TESS-India’s Approach to OER Localisation Across Multiple Indian States

    fsaba
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:03 pm
    Arguably, the benefits of open educational resources (OER) are greatest in low- and middle-income countries, where they have the potential to increase access to learning for those who may otherwise be excluded. However, for OER to be truly useful to educators and learners they need to be adapted to suit the contexts in which they are to be employed. Adapting OER for local contexts remains one of the greatest challenges for the OER movement (Wolfenden and Buckler, 2012) yet little is written about how to support communities of users to adapt materials. This study explores what kind of support…
  • Characteristics of Adjunct Faculty Teaching Online: Institutional Implications

    fsaba
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:58 pm
    Over the last decade, there has been a steady increase in online learning enrollments. The proportion of college students taking at least one online course is at an all-time high and 66% of higher education institutions indicate that online learning is critical to their long-term strategy (Allen & Seaman, 2014). Universities are increasingly relying on adjunct faculty to meet this need; as such, it is important for institutions to understand the unique motivations, characteristics and needs of online adjunct faculty to better support teaching effectiveness. A survey of 603 adjunct faculty…
  • Competency-Based Education: A Framework for Measuring Quality Courses

    fsaba
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:55 pm
    The growth of competency-based education in an online environment requires the development and measurement of quality competency-based courses. While quality measures for online courses have been developed and standardized, they do not directly align with emerging best practices and principles in the design of quality competency-based online courses. The purpose of this paper is to provide background and research for a proposed rubric to measure quality in competency-based online courses. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration
 
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    The Rapid eLearning Blog

  • An Expert View on Responsive Design for E-Learning

    tom
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:24 am
    Last week I was at the Learning Solutions conference in Orlando and ran into my mentor and elearning pioneer, Dr. Werner Oppelbaumer. We chatted about trends in elearning and mobile training. A lot’s happened over the past few years and it always seems like your lab is at the forefront of emerging technologies. For example, you’ve had great success with the: m-Goggles Werner Wear Toot-N-Scoot Twitter Sitter What’s happening at Werner Labs today? Thank you for asking. At Werner Labs we’re working on a dual food dispenser. This allows the application of two products at once. For…
  • Four Ways Your Learners Can Help Build Better Online Training

    tom
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:27 am
    There’s often a big disconnect between the training that is delivered and the training that has impact. It’s because training is commissioned by someone who doesn’t take the training like a manager or subject matter expert. What happens is that while the training has all of the right information it doesn’t frame it in a perspective that is true or relevant to the learner; and that’s because the end-user usually doesn’t have a seat at the table when the training is being developed. Here are a few ways to change that. Build Better Online Training by Interviewing Your Learners…
  • How to Create Successful Training

    tom
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:21 am
    I was chatting with someone recently who was complaining that the organization’s elearning courses weren’t successful. After some conversation, it turns out that the courses were mostly information-based courses. The organization did a great job pulling content together, but outside of the content (and some nice looking slides) there wasn’t much to the courses. We talked a bit more about what it takes for a training course to be successful. Successful Training Defines Success There are different reasons why organizations create elearning courses. And with that, the measure of…
  • How Long Should My E-Learning Course Be?

    tom
    17 Mar 2015 | 12:25 am
    I’m often asked how long an elearning course should be. My quick response is that it should last long enough to meet your objectives. On the surface that’s not a bad answer, but it’s usually one that doesn’t satisfy either. There are a few variables when it comes to determining how long an elearning course should be. However here are some tips that may help answer the question. Chunk Your Content The trend in online learning is small, digestible chunks. Some people call it YouTube learning. I like to call them coursels (as in course morsels). The trend makes sense. We’re using more…
  • How to Practice Visual Thinking Skills & Apply Them to E-Learning

    tom
    10 Mar 2015 | 12:26 am
    In a previous post, we discussed visual thinking concepts and where they fit with elearning design. Now, let’s look at ways to practice sketching your ideas so that you’re able to move past understanding the concepts and actually applying them to your course. How to Practice Your Visual Thinking Skills The first step is to get a handle on the basics: Learn to capture concepts using Roam’s visual grammar or Gray’s approach to visualizing ideas. Become fluent with your visual alphabet and the basic shapes used as building blocks. This helps you see the basic shapes in the objects you…
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  • Summarizing Learn for Yourself

    Jay Cross
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:36 pm
      I just copied a rough draft of my new book, Learn For Yourself, into a free summarizer. In a few seconds, it reduced my 116-page manuscript to 10 items It’s all a matter of learning, but it’s not the sort of learning that is the province of training departments, workshops, and classrooms. You are learning to learn how to become the person you wrote the obit for. It’s learning to know versus learning to be. Most of what we learn, we learn by interacting with others. Sharing is an act of learning and can be considered your responsibility for the greater social learning…
  • My life as a sysop

    Jay Cross
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:51 pm
    I love the internet.   I detest the amount of maintenance that’s required just to keep things running. I didn’t sign up for wasting several hours a week dealing with nuisance requests. It’s beginning to feel like the old days, when you had to kow-tow to IT to get anything done. Over cautious? Take this morning. eBay emailed that my account had been compromised. Change your password! So far so good. Next instruction: change the password for your primary email account. Great. Now my passwords are so obscure than if I don’t have my online password manager at work,…
  • Informal Learning on Google Books FREE

    Jay Cross
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:23 pm
    Informal Learning is available via Google Books. Read a couple of chapters for free.  
  • Flip your meetings

    Jay Cross
    21 Mar 2015 | 1:43 pm
    American business people attend 11,000,000 business meetings every day and half of it’s a waste of time. Knowledge workers spend three hours a day in meetings. Senior executives spend more. Four out of five of us have brought other work to do during a meeting. One in ten of us admits to daydreaming. Four in ten have fallen asleep. What a waste. Bringing people together face-to-face is a catalyst for innovation, collegiality, and rewarding conversations. Collaboration has its intrinsic rewards. It is sinful to waste this time together aimlessly or passively listening to presentations. Over…
  • Learning in Organizations Community

    Jay Cross
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    Two years ago I set up a Google Group on Learning. Last night I wrote the members: You’re one of 1,797 members of the Learning in Organizations Community on Google Plus. Since its founding two years ago, our community has morphed into a place to post wisdom, schlock, and self-boosterism. Some days you get lucky and discover a gem in the flow; other days you don’t find anything worth your time. We can make a lot more out of what we’ve started here if we like. (We’ve been around longer than most Silicon start-ups.) For example, this is a spot where you can ask…
 
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    Breakthrough eLearning

  • Deep Learning vs. Surface Learning

    Rick Nigol
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    I have been in the adult education and training business for almost 30 years and I still see an unfortunate fixation on content. So much of education and training is focused on ensuring that learners know certain things. So little is focused on providing learners with the ability to actually go beyond knowing, to being able to do certain things. This dichotomy can be represented on a number of different axes:Content vs. SkillsKnowing vs. DoingMemorizing vs. UnderstandingSurface Learning vs. Deep LearningEric Mazur, a Harvard physics professor, has gone through a lot of self-reflection and has…
  • Seriously - Stop Talking; Start Showing

    Rick Nigol
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
    A few weeks ago, four leading lights of the learning business - Michael Allen, Julie Dirksen, Clark Quinn and Will Thalheimer - released a call to arms. Their Serious eLearning Manifesto laments the sorry state of eLearning and asks those who agree to sign a manifesto pledging to commit to producing eLearning that is relevant, performance focused, contextual and interactive. The basic delineation between what is and what should be can be seen in this breakdown they supply in their manifesto:Reading through the Manifesto, I found myself nodding my head in agreement. There is little to disagree…
  • The Pitfalls and Promises of Mobile Learning

    Rick Nigol
    3 Apr 2011 | 8:24 am
    If you are in any way connected with the fields of training, learning and development, or eLearning, you are probably regularly inundated with messages about the wonders of mobile learning. Mobile devices, such as smartphones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and tablet computers are becoming ubiquitous and increasingly powerful with respect to their range of functionality. Just about anything you can do on a desktop or laptop can now be accomplished via much smaller and more portable mobile devices. This is why many organizations are now looking to make learning materials available via…
  • Why Aren't Online Training Supports the Norm?

    Rick Nigol
    18 Mar 2011 | 8:22 am
    A little while ago I was interested in a rapid eLearning authoring tool, and a sales rep did a web presentation for me, showing how it worked. He then encouraged me to download this software for a trial period. His demo was 20 - 30 minutes long, and only provided a very quick overview. I was concerned about how much time I would need to get to know the software in order to give it a really good test. So I asked if there were any online tutorials that could walk me through things as I familiarized myself with the product. Unfortunately, and not surprisingly, the answer was "no."The sales rep…
  • Lessons Learned from the Past Year

    Rick Nigol
    14 Jan 2011 | 8:53 am
    The ASTD Learning Circuits Blog (moderated by Tony Karrer) poses a monthly "Big Question" and asks learning professionals to share their insights on key topics. The Big Question for this past December was "What did you learn about learning in 2010?" Two of the contributions really resonated with me. Ryan Tracey's polemic against online courses and Jason McDonald's advocacy of slowing down for deeper learning hit home for me as I have been coming to similar insights myself lately.Why Must So Much Learning Be Force Fed Via Courses?Online courses must die! This is the deliberately provocative…
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    Harold Jarche

  • moving to social learning

    Harold Jarche
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    “We are living in a world where access trumps knowledge every time. Those who know how to search, find and make the connections will succeed. Those who rely on static knowledge and skills alone will fail.” – Charles Jennings We are all interconnected because technology has enabled communication networks on a worldwide scale, so that systemic changes are sensed almost immediately, which means that reaction times and feedback loops have to be better, therefore we need to know who to ask for advice right now, which requires a level of trust, but this takes time to nurture. Therefore we…
  • democratizing distribution

    Harold Jarche
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:51 am
    One of the greatest issues that will face Canada in the next decade will be wealth distribution. While it is currently not a major problem, the disparity between rich and poor will increase. The main reason will be the emergence of a post-job economy. Almost all of our institutions and many of our laws are based on the notion of the job as the normal mode of working life. Schools prepare us for jobs. Politicians campaign on job creation. Labour laws are based on the employer-employee relationship. Amongst those Canadians who had or have a job are the few who also have a drug plan, a missing…
  • building the intelligent enterprise

    Harold Jarche
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    Managers need to be given non-traditional roles in order to become key units of intelligence in the organization. They will then have the mission to come back to pollinate intelligence throughout the organization. However, managerial innovation is primarily reflective and collaborative. This is a real challenge in terms of societal evolution Making business intelligent is providing our organizations the opportunity to become more humanistic, which would in my view be a real proof of intelligence. – Marine Auger [l’originale en français à la fin] These are the concluding…
  • embracing perpetual beta

    Harold Jarche
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:28 am
    Michelle Ockers has been working hard at incorporating social learning in the workplace, as her posted case study shows. After reading, finding perpetual beta, Michelle asked me to elaborate on a few points. These are her questions, and my attempt to address them. 1) What are practical steps to create post-hierarchical organisations, particularly in regard to how to distribute power? We finally have the technology, so that even business no longer needs to be run as a tyranny. Jonathan Gifford examines how Ricardo Semler changed his company, and describes 10 ways that democracy can be promoted…
  • on understanding media

    Harold Jarche
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:42 am
    Every fortnight I collate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @EskoKilpi – “The Internet is the first communication environment that decentralises the financial capital requirements of production” @goonth – “The web hasn’t been democratized, contrary to popular belief. But it is definitely heading in that direction, albeit with quite a fight.” @skinny – “There is no authority without responsibility. There is no responsibility without authority.” What I believe to be…
 
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    Litmos

  • 6 Tips To Successfully Carry Out An Online Training Needs Assessment

    Christopher Pappas
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Looking for tips on how to successfully carry out an effective online training needs assessment? In this article, I'll offer advice on how to conduct a thorough assessment that will help you develop a winning online training strategy for your employees. How To Successfully Carry Out an Online Training Needs Assessment Carrying out an in depth online training needs assessment can give you the opportunity to determine key performance issues, analyze the effectiveness of your current online training strategies, and develop an online training plan that offers maximum ROI. Below you'll find a…
  • Instructor-led Training: The WOW! is in the Details

    Brent Schlenker
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    In this month's webinar I discussed Instructor-led Training, better known as ILT. But not the usual technical stuff. Instead, I wanted to share the importance of "the little things". The little things of ILT are all of the elements that you might consider "someone else's job". For example, you might have an admin write the communications/notifications messages to attendees. Or you might leave the setup of the room to your facilities team.  Or you may send a note to your IT team to verify that the A/V equipment will be in the room and working.  Don't leave any of that to chance.  Always…
  • Improve Training Success with Performance Support - Guest post by Clark Quinn

    Clark Quinn
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Courses alone are no longer enough, nor have they ever been.  Trying to put information into our employees isn’t always feasible, let alone being the best approach.  The way our minds work means that many times, there is a better solution. As things move faster, organizations need two things: optimal execution of those things that must be done, and continual innovation around that.  The latter is a separate story, but as our understanding of how we really think and work plays out, we are finding that many of the approaches we have been taking to support execution aren’t optimal. The…
  • The Learning Zone: Stepping Away from the Comfort Zone

    Brent Schlenker
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Have you ever been "in the zone"? As an instructional designer have you ever considered your job to be getting people OUT of their comfort zone? This is, as they say, where the magic happens...in the Learning Zone! The Learning Zone rests between the Comfort Zone and the Chaos Zone The comfort zone is an interesting place.  Most people hang out in their own version of the comfort zone. They enjoy it because it's safe and predictable leading to low levels of anxiety on a regular basis. This is where work that we already know how to do gets done.  It's the work we've done a million times, and…
  • Litmos LMS NEW FEATURES - Fresh Course Builder and Changes to ILT

    Madeline Honig-Goepp
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    In our newest release, we are introducing HUGE improvements to existing areas of the system, the course builder and Instructor Lead Training (ILT) module.  Because we are a customer driven product, not only did the Litmos team spend quite some time designing the new features but we also spent quite some time gathering customer requests and talking to customers.  With all the input we have gathered, the result is something we know will please you! Fresh Course Builder The biggest reason why our customers choose Litmos over other LMSs is its ease of use.  The idea behind changes to the…
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  • Write a strong goal: Sell it to Scrooge

    Cathy Moore
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:26 am
    When a client says, “My team needs training,” they might not realize it yet, but they have a bigger goal in mind. That goal is the real reason the project has to happen. Unfortunately, it’s common to develop training with the wrong type of goal. Below are some typical goals. They all have a big blind spot. What are they missing? Salespeople will know all the product features. Managers will handle difficult conversations better. Everyone will use the new software. People will be aware of the dangers of the internet. Leaders will help people adjust to big changes. If you had…
  • How to be a learning mythbuster

    Cathy Moore
    7 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
    “Wait, we can’t design the training that way, because Zeus will rain down fire as punishment!” You might not hear that particular myth, but I’ll bet you’ve heard many others. Here are the most popular myths I’ve heard from learning designers and their clients. Oh, those numbers in the chart? They’re just an estimate based on my experience. They’re not real. They’re like the numbers that someone tacked onto a graphic created by Edgar Dale, magically turning it into a “scientific” and unfortunately misleading “truth”…
  • 3 ways to save gobs of time when designing training

    Cathy Moore
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:51 am
    Everyone wants it yesterday. So how can we deliver on time? Here are three possibly bizarre ideas. 1. Don’t design training Does the client just want everyone to be “aware” of the hamster sharing policy? If so, your best bet might be to send everyone a link to the policy with the message, “Read this policy, and share hamsters according to its rules.” If you have the marketing department send the email, they can track how many people opened it and clicked the link to the policy. If they know what they’re doing, they can even tell you who clicked the link and…
  • Is it ever okay to be a control freak?

    Cathy Moore
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:35 am
    Here’s a short scenario that uses a particular type of structure. What do you think about it? Spoiler alert! Play the scenario before you read on. What type of branching is this? Here’s how the scenario looks as a flowchart in BranchTrack‘s editor. No matter what we decide at decision point A, we all end up at decision point B. It’s like we have no free will! If you’re feeling cranky, you could call this the “control freak” approach to scenario design: No one may advance without first making the correct choice, and then all people must advance as one…
  • 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.
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    Online Learning Update

  • Studies: Online Ed Not Better or Worse Than Traditional Classes

    Ray Schroeder
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:09 pm
    By The Hechinger Report Does online learning work? Do college students learn better, or at least as well, from computer instruction as they do from a human teacher? That’s a question asked over and over by not only students, parents and professors, but also by academic researchers. It’s especially important because universities are offering more and more of their courses online. A new paper sheds some light on this question. The author sorted through the best studies on online university courses published in the past couple years, and concluded that online education, or partial online…
  • Crowdsourcing Drives Latest Disruptive Tech in Online Language Learning

    Ray Schroeder
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    by Ava Seaves, Forbes “I’ve logged over 2 million miles. I have developed a very deep appreciation for not only languages but the culture that is behind the language and what it takes to be successful,” said Mike Elchik, co-founder of free online language learning platform WeSpeke, in a recent interview. Elchik formed a business by generalizing from his own experience. “As I was traveling the world, I saw that there was a way to take what I had experienced every day, whether I was on the street of Paris, Tokyo or Shanghai. I was envisioning that you could move the exchange that might…
  • Massive open online courses better depict student potential

    Ray Schroeder
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:02 pm
    by The Pitt News Editorial Board Students should be aware of the alternative resources available to them for free — such as massive open online courses (MOOCs) — because standardized tests just don’t tell the whole story. Open source textbooks have gained popularity in the growing market for free higher education materials, but MOOCs aim to boost students’ access to college in an even more pivotal way. One nonprofit consortium called EdX offers students video lectures and discussion forums to engage with one another. EdX’s MOOCs are a gateway for students of all income levels to…
  • What Can Happen If I Don’t Follow State Authorization Regulations?

    Ray Schroeder
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:10 pm
    by WCET Frontiers A public university in the Midwest recently discovered what can happen in a relatively straightforward situation in which the institution failed to get authorization. Institution X enrolled an online student in a state in which state authorization is required, but did not get that authorization. When the institution contacted the appropriate agency in the student’s state of residence, state officials there indicated that not only was the tuition debt uncollectable, but all of the student’s tuition that had been collected had to be refunded in order to avoid formal action…
  • Why Are You Teaching That?

    Ray Schroeder
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    by Richard M. Felder, Tomorrow’s Professor How about the courses you teach? If you went to some of your alumni and asked them what in their college education turned out to be really useful after graduation, what do you suppose they’d tell you? I did that a few years ago. I surveyed 72 chemical engineering alumni I had taught, asking them to reflect on their college experience and tell me what about it was helpful in preparing them for their current careers, and 50 of them responded. Practically none of the curriculum content made their lists. Skills, yes, especially the…
 
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  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:31 am
    13 Digital Research Tools For The Google Generation “@Julia_Brannon: Digital Credibility: 13 Lessons For the Google Generation http://t.co/6ZG97oz4Gh via @TeachThought” #INF530 #ETL523 tags: INF530 ETL523 digitalcitizenship education ISTE | Introduce your students to 3D printing To introduce students to the process of going from idea to design to printing, I showed them a video that described how 3D printing works. The printer allows users to manufacture an object using a digital modeling program or by downloading a design from Makerbot’s Thingaverse site. Next, I showed students three…
  • ISTE Learning Series Webinar: Getting started with connected learning and global collaboration

    Julie Lindsay
    22 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    The Global Collaboration PLN is a new community for the International Society for technology in Education (ISTE). As Chair of the PLN I am working with a team of dedicated educators to build membership, share resources and discuss global connections and collaborations.Last week we presented live at an ISTE Learning Series webinar. Here are the resources from that presentation.Don't forget to follow the hashtag #ISTEglobalPLN to learn more. We have a tweetchat every month (the fourth Tuesday evening, USA times, each month). The next one is coming up on Tuesday March 24 at 7pm PST.The Getting…
  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    22 Mar 2015 | 3:31 am
    The #Satchat Family | Smore I had no idea there were so many #satchat Twitter chats across the world - even though I know many of these global educators! tags: education tweetchat community globaleducator Twitter Rebbecca Sweeney: Collaboration: Revisiting Purpose and Countering Competition tags: collaboration education Taking away the descriptor – Collaboration | Mr Kemp "I believe that at the heart of collaboration are the 2 P’s. People and Purpose. Without either one of these, collaboration does not exist. They only work when the other is there. Without a purpose it is just 2 or more…
  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    15 Mar 2015 | 3:31 am
    21st Century Fluencies | Global Digital Citizen Foundation tags: education digitalcitizenship ETL523 digitalfluency Check out "Classroom Questions" Our New Daily Podcast – A.J. Juliani This is well worth subscribing to! tags: podcast education Cleverchick Qwerty-bet - an approach to learning the alphabet using QWERTY. Great resources! tags: education resource technology 111What’s So Creative About Commons Anyway – An Introduction to Creative Commons | Read Write Respond A reflective and informative blog post that links to other well-known advisers on CC usage. What's So Creative…
  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    8 Mar 2015 | 3:31 am
    The Components of a Digital Age Learning Ecosystem | BYOT Network Excellent points made in this blog post. I am working out how to transfer this to a global learning context. tags: digitallearning DLE globaleducator education Research: Active Learning More Important than Flipping the Classroom -- THE Journal Interesting research showing active learning trumps flipped classroom approach tags: research flippedlearning education actionresearch Where Will Social Media Users Go In 2016? (Infographic) Interesting set of infographics from the USA showing trends demographically of social media use…
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  • Making the Connection

    Kim Cofino
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:07 am
    This weekend I am so fortunate to be in Munich keynoting the ECIS Technology Conference. It’s such a pleasure to be back in the city that was our first international home, and an honor to be keynoting the very first educational technology conference I ever attended all the way back in 2002! The theme of the conference this year is “building engagement” so I decided to build my presentation around the theme of “learning with technology the way we live with technology” – a phrase my former colleague, Justin Medved & I used to say all the time when we…
  • The Next Adventure

    Kim Cofino
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:55 pm
    It’s that time of year again: international school recruiting season. Every year around this time, we start hearing about friends and colleagues taking off for the next adventure, and for the last five years we’ve been very content to stay where we are. We absolutely love Japan, and we’ve been so fortunate to work with so many wonderful people at YIS. Around this time last year, I made the decision to try working part time so I could focus more on other opportunities. Although having that one extra day off a week has been helpful, I’m realizing that it’s not…
  • 2:1 Learning in Action

    Kim Cofino
    13 Jun 2014 | 6:00 pm
    During the month of May our grade 7 students trialed the use of 2 (yes 2!) school issued devices: an iPad Mini and a MacBook Air 11″. This trial is an evolution of our existing Connected Learning Community (1:1 program) – read more about the development of our 2:1 trial on my previous posts. 2:1 Learning in Action As part of the trial, Clint and I visited as many classrooms as we could to see how the students and teachers were using both devices. As part of our conversations with students, parents and teachers in preparation for the trial, we talked about a number of key themes…
  • The Evolution of a Connected Learning Community: Student Edition

    Kim Cofino
    23 May 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Note: this is the fourth post in a series about our 2:1 (iPad Mini + MacBook Air 11″) trial at YIS. Check out the first, second and third posts for some background. Woohoo! After a year of thinking about how this could work, and four months of intensive PD with our grade 7 teachers, our grade 7 students have finally started their 2:1 trial. All grade 7 students now have an iPad Mini and a MacBook Air 11″ for the month of May. To kick off our trial, we hosted a 1 and a half day iPad Institute involving all of our grade 7 students (and their teachers) as well as a great group of…
  • The Evolution of a Connected Learning Community: Parent Edition

    Kim Cofino
    16 May 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Note: this is the third post in a series about our 2:1 (iPad Mini + MacBook Air 11″) trial at YIS. Check out the first and second posts for some background. One of the things that made the implementation of our Connected Learning Community (1:1 program) so successful four years ago was the input and collaboration between all stakeholders in our community: parents, students and teachers. So now that we’re continuing to develop our program by trialing an additional device in grade 7 (an iPad mini, in conjunction with a MB Air 11″), we wanted to make sure we kept that…
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  • Exploiting Opportunities

    Chris
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:58 am
    The following is from an email I wrote to someone who asked if I was going to be presenting at the EduTech conference in Brisbane this year. As you can see, my answer is no, but I think what’s important is my reason for saying no. If you’re planning to present at EduTech, I hope you consider the effect of saying yes. To be honest, I am not a big fan of EduTech, mainly because I really don’t like their policy of non-payment for Australian speakers. I find it quite insulting that they are willing to pour outrageous amounts of money into getting overseas speakers but are…
  • Lipstick on a Pig

    Chris
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    I was looking at school websites tonight trying to find some information I needed and I stumbled across a school that I won’t name, but on the front page of their website they had these two rather ironic images on display in a slider… Click to view slideshow. I’m fairly sure that neither of these images qualifies for the claim they make of “Best Practices in Education” or “Advanced Learning Environment”. Is it that schools simply don’t get what those terms mean? Or are they just marketing to parents who don’t understand what those terms…
  • A Bicycle for the Mind

    Chris
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:29 am
    I’ve been doing some work recently with a school that’s using iPads with their kids, and was asked to give a talk on the topic “The place of iPads in teaching and learning”. This post is just a bit of thinking out loud about that question. Let me start by saying that I think the iPad is an amazing piece of technology. I dispute the common claim about iPads just being “consumption devices”. That’s a load of nonsense. Used wisely, iPads open up incredible opportunities for creativity. This point was driven home during my recent 365 project, The Daily…
  • Paid in Full

    Chris
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:30 pm
    I haven’t seen an actual paper credit card statement for a long time because I’ve banked electronically for years, but I switched banks recently and they just sent me my first credit card statement on this new account. I was really pleased to see a prominent section on the statement (mandated by government legislation) pointing out just how long this bill will take to pay off if I were only to pay the minimum amount. I think this is a great thing for developing financial literacy, as I’m always shocked at just how little some people know about money, especially credit, and…
  • Watch Me Drive

    Chris
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:34 pm
    There is an advertisement on TV at the moment for an Australian car insurance company that encourages drivers to download an app to their phone to find out who is “Australia’s Best Driver“.  Here’s the ad… Click here to view the embedded video. When you download and install the app it starts by asking you a few questions…  your name, gender, email address, home address, etc. Then it keeps track of your driving using GPS location, timestamps, speed tracking, etc for at least the next 300km. In fact, it even defaults to an autostart mode so that you…
 
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  • Present-focus or Future-focus?

    Wendy Wickham
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:39 am
    From Techfellows - University of Alaska Anchorage.--------------------------- As I put together the architecture, I have to decide whether my efforts are going to be present-focused (ie. capturing the current baseline) or future-focused (ie. documenting where I want to be - also known as Target First).Unless you work for an organization that has clear, centralized configuration management and everyone (you, your IT group, the stakeholders) has a solid understanding of the current architecture, chances are you will be documenting Baseline first.This is a really good exercise.  I…
  • Taking Advantage of Opportunities

    Wendy Wickham
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:26 am
    Our Enterprise SWAT Team Lead has started an Innovation Forum within our division.During one of the forums, our HR Client Partner at the time asked about ways we can create a training page for our Division.This has been on my mind since the inception of Ecosystem 1.0.Opportunity knocks....-----------------As we discussed in the previous post, just because we are busy planning doesn't mean the world stands still.The SWAT Team Lead, the HR Client Partner and I (with the blessing of the Deputy Muck)  spent a month putting together a training portal through our SharePoint site.Beyond…
  • Principles of the Learning Ecosystem 2.0

    Wendy Wickham
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:38 am
    Establishing the principles behind the ecosystem was the first step in developing Ecosystem 1.0.Having these principles available lets me take advantage of opportunities while I attempt to organize everything into the new TOGAF-based architecture.It's even more important when working in an organization that does not particularly value the act of planning.  You still need to show progress and activity.  Creating a Visio flowchart or a Requirements matrix doesn't really count.I also need some critical success factors to measure against. The world won't stand still while I get my…
  • The Hazards of Planning

    Wendy Wickham
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:52 am
    - From the Happy Medic. This is a lot more glamorous than preventing the fire in the first place.-------------------------- Resistance.  I've seen this over too many years and too many organizations.People nod their heads and go "Yes - planning is a great idea!  We should have a strategy!  This will help us make better decisions! We can save money! (etc)"And then they do everything they can to prevent it from happening.Why?Lack of "flexibility" - they can't just up and do what they want once there is a plan in place. Not that this was ever true, but before they could feign…
  • TOGAF - The Preliminary Stage in practice

    Wendy Wickham
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
    This is the official description of how the Preliminary Stage works.This is what this phase feels like.....---------------------In my spare time (around projects and the job I am supposed to be doing), I am gathering all the things.The tools and applications we have lying around the shop - both stuff we currently use and stuff that may prove useful laterRequirements and stories from 7 years at this organizationOutside stories from my peers I may find useful (otherwise known as "best practices")Old project notesDocumentationModelsTemplatesOrganizational processes we need to work withinFor…
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  • MindView 6 from Matchware- Solid Upgrade

    15 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    When I heard that Matchware was releasing MindView 6, I was excited to find out its new feature set and how it would help me to do my work. For the past several years I have been using MindView 5 to craft my very structured consulting reports that I deliver to the schools that I work with. Over the years I have developed some templates that really have helped me to communicate ideas in a very clear fashion. One of the chief reasons that I go back to MindView time and time again is because I have always found that MindView has some of the best Microsoft Office integration when exporting mind…
  • Reflections of EdCampAccessNJ 2105

    8 Mar 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Yesterday was the big day, after a couple of months of planning with my co-host Mike Marotta, EdcampAccessNJ held at the College of St. Elizabeth was off and running. It is always such an exciting day for me and the participants as we share our skills and talents. Mike and I have had this philosophy since we spoke about running an Unconference "build it and the will come" and they did. Yesterday we had over 150 dedicated educators  spend their entire Saturday with us to learn about new ways they can bring assistive technology into their classroom. Using Twitter, Facebook and word of…
  • Chromebooks in the Classroom: Changing the Landscape of Education

    15 Feb 2015 | 11:17 am
    Having just returned from the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) 2015 Conference I had a chance to connect with friends and colleagues and survey the landscape to pick up on trends and practices in the field of assistive technology. Without a doubt we are at the beginning of another trend in our field as more and more schools move to Chromebooks. Chromebooks in many ways represent a real paradigm shift for educators and students since all of the apps follow the students account as they are delivered through the Chrome browser. This is a huge shift allowing educators to customize…
  • OfficeMix-Off to a Great Start in 2015

    4 Jan 2015 | 12:35 pm
    I trust you had some time to rest and recreate during the holidays and that you are now refreshed and rearing to go. As I start to plan for the semester ahead I am generally excited with all the possibilities and how I can engage my students in their learning. For the past couple of years I have taught many of my courses as a hybrid-meeting on campus for half the semester and teaching the rest online, which has worked out really well. Last semester, I experimented using OfficeMix an new plug-in for PowerPoint that makes the creation of digital assets extremely…
  • ActionTec's ScreenBeam Mini 2- Good Things Come in Small Packages

    29 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    I have been a big fan of ActionTec's ScreenBeam Pro Education Edition and have used it successfully in my classroom with my Surface Pro 3 and Dell Venue 8 tablets. Having the ability to walk around my classroom and share my screen without physically being connected to the projector is a real pleasure. Setting up the ScreenBeam Pro is extremely simple and does not require one to connect the device to the existing WiFi network which is a real advantage of the Miracast technology. When I heard that Actiontec was going to release a new Miracast receiver, I knew I had to get my hands on it…
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    Bottom Line Performance » Blog

  • Playing with Words, Multitasking, and Learning Objectives: This Week on #BLPLearn

    Laura Schroeder
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:13 am
    #BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. We’ll usually include some commentary from the original team member who found the article, too. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content. Check back every Thursday. JOIN IN THE FUN Rather than restricting the social media conversation to a…
  • The Safety & Compliance Training Lookbook (Free Download)

    Steven Boller
    17 Mar 2015 | 12:15 am
    Safety & compliance training is required by law, but it can have a greater purpose besides simply meeting a requirement. What if your employees need to evacuate a building? Or what if a vial of contaminated blood is dropped in the lab? In both of these situations, employees will need to know the proper process to follow and start following it almost immediately. Effective training can help employees protect themselves—and it also protects the organization from harm. Training that is needed to comply with an internal company policy can be just as important. Cybersecurity is a hot topic…
  • Information Dashboards, Smaller Learning Chunks, and Stealing from Marketing: This Week on #BLPLearn

    Laura Schroeder
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:33 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…
  • Playtesting Mobile Games at the DMV and Superpowers of Creative Teams: This Week on #BLPLearn

    Laura Schroeder
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:02 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…
  • Is Knowledge Transfer Part of Your L&D Strategy?

    Steven Boller
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    There is a gap in your organization. On one side, you have your business objectives, your subject matter experts and all of the knowledge, skills and content employees need to know to meet your objectives. On the other side are your employees: human beings trying to do their jobs in an imperfect environment. The bridge between these two sides is where knowledge transfer is supposed to happen… yet many organizations report that knowledge transfer is simply not happening. How do we pass the baton? What’s the problem and how do we fix it? Respondents to our 2014 Learning and…
 
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    Clive on Learning

  • Engaging your learner - four dos and four don'ts

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Whether you’re teaching in a classroom, developing some e-learning or producing a video, you’ll be concerned about engaging your learners. Why? Because, if learners aren’t engaged they’ll pay little attention to what you’re offering and they’re very unlikely to retain anything. You can spend a fortune trying to engage learners, but the secrets to engagement do not demand you break the bank. Here are four dos and four don’ts:DOS1. Make an emotional impact: Too much of what we teach is aimed at the rational, reasoning side of the human psyche, but that’s less than half…
  • Clive's Cone (if Dale can have one so can I)

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    Are you fed up with all that pseudoscience with which the learning profession is plagued? If so, join the Debunker Club. For April Fool's Day we're going after Dales Cone of Experience.
  • E-learning: what is it good for?

    11 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    First of all, before we get started, let me just clarify that I am not talking about e-learning in the broadest sense, encompassing live online sessions and all sorts of online collaboration. I prefer to refer to these as learning technologies, perhaps even 'digital learning'. No, what I’m referring to in this post is the use of interactive self-study materials, particularly in the workplace. For most learning professionals that I meet, that is what they mean when they use the term e-learning.The problem is that the term e-learning, used in this specific context, carries too much baggage.
  • Seven ways in which stories power learning

    11 Mar 2015 | 3:03 am
    I’d never written a film script before. The nearest I’d got to so-called creative writing was penning the dialogue for interactive scenarios, so this was a brave move. To be honest, I was pushed hard by my colleague Asatuurs Keim, a film-maker with a passion for storytelling and someone who believes we have failed to realise the full potential of film as a vehicle for learning at work.Now I was only ever proposing a really short film, but I was encouraged by Asatuurs to use the classic script structure:Setup: Establishes the main characters, their relationships and the world they…
  • The teacher as storyteller

    18 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    A few days ago, I sat down to write a post explaining why I thought stories were such a powerful tool for learning. In my research, I came across a post I originally published in 2005. Once I had got over the shock of realising that this post was a full ten years old, I decided to share it again, given I probably now have a very different audience. I also believe it holds true today, although what I refer to as ‘the science’ has probably moved on. Anyway, I’m still working on my new post on storytelling and I’ll share it soon.Back in 2003, I devoted a great…
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    Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

  • VIDEO: Bschlenker - Streaming with Periscope and Meerkat

    Brent Schlenker
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Live streaming apps on your phone have finally landed. And they are officially cool! Check out Meerkat and Periscope. And here's my vlog on the topic.
  • Why is Instructional Design Trending Downward ...since 2004?

    Brent Schlenker
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:46 pm
    The graphic above comes from trends.google.com using the search term "instructional design".  This is a bit surprising to me as I see online training becoming more and more popular every day. I see the digital marketing world promoting the online courses as another great form of content. I see more and more bloggers in the world of online training.  And of course the blog aggregation
  • Future thoughts: Grades, Degrees, Certifications, Certificates Become Meaningless

    Brent Schlenker
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:03 am
    The future of Higher Ed is in jeopardy for many reasons. But the single biggest reason is the declining value of their value proposition: The Degree. The future of Grading scales in all of education are in jeopardy... well... because they just don't accurately measure true competency in a subject. How many adults do you know that took 2 to 4 years of a foreign language in school but can't
  • Serendipity and Reflection on Games and Learning

    Brent Schlenker
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Cruising the twitter streams this morning I noticed this tweet retweeted by +Koreen Pagano. All I can think to say is thank you, thank you, thank you. http://t.co/g05g6H9cM7 — Brenda Romero (@br) January 27, 2015 A quick click on the link brought me to an article in the webzine Gamasutra. Brenda is the winner of the Ambassadors Award as part of this years Game Developers Choice Awards... "
  • Looking Back at Wikis - My Early Days of DevLearn - and 2015

    Brent Schlenker
    30 Dec 2014 | 9:21 am
    Nobody really talks about wikis any more. I think the closest most people get to a wiki these days is wikipedia. Bummer. They were my absolute favorite new tech back in the day. The genius of the wiki was it's edit-ability. Of course today, everything is sharable and editable by multiple people. Google docs is the best current example. Ho hum... I still dream of an old-fashioned wiki circa
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    Donald Clark Plan B

  • Martha Lane Fox's Dimbleby idea: DOT.EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A PONY....

    Donald Clark
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    Martha Lane Fox’s Dimbleby lecture was an opportunity lost. Rather than present a vision of the future it simply reinforces the past. When the recommendations focus on an institution, national regulation and gender, you know that it’s an all-too-British view of the digital world.Oh no – an ‘institution’Her key idea, the only concrete recommendation, is an ‘Institution’. When in doubt – the Brits always recommend an institution. This is the British way. I’ve asked a number of internet entrepreneurs what they thought of this and the replies were scathing. Steve Rayson was…
  • The fake 'Wellness' cult in education & the workplace

    Donald Clark
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:36 am
    As a Board member of an organisation, with over 100 employees, I was shocked to discover that we’ve embarked on a ‘Wellness’ survey. This comes on the back of a wave of ‘Mindfulness’ courses I’ve witnessed in organisations and education, and before that the obsession with ‘Happiness’. I’m suspicious of these anodyne ‘…ness’ words. For me it’s a morass of unsubstantiated therapeutic theory, fuzzy terms and feeble thinking. But there’s a more worrying side to all this….Wellness in childrenIn Scotland, this has taken a rather spooky turn. The Nationalist government,…
  • 10 reasons why ‘Hands up…’ teaching kills learning….

    Donald Clark
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:50 pm
    A teacher on Twitter today bemoaned the fact that his students don’t ask questions. I’ve also heard academics complain about the lack of critical thinking and inquiry among their students. What was absent in both instances is a lack of critical reflection on the problem. This is a teacher, not a learner problem. I’ve witnessed it in classroom observations and ask any pupil when they last experienced this behaviour and you’ll get all the evidence you need, as an old hand-me-down practice, it is still a deeply embedded behaviour in teaching. Here’s some reasons for getting rid of this…
  • Finland’s greatest export isn’t education; it’s Angry Birds!

    Donald Clark
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:52 am
    Lots of talk about serious games and games in learning. Some simply add ‘scores’ or ‘lives’ to their e-learning and call it gamification. But much of it is from people with limited knowledge of the games industry producing educational apps by the dozen, most of which are never used. This is a look at one of the world’s most successful games to see what magic dust we can glean from games in learning. My choice for a game that teaches us real lessons in learning is Angry Birds, and although I’m critical of putting Finland on a pedestal ineducation, this is arguably Finland’s…
  • 7 reasons: Why we need to kill boring ‘learning objectives’!

    Donald Clark
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    At the end of this course you will….” zzzzzzzzz……. How to kill learning before it has even started. Imagine if every movie started with a list of objectives; “in this film you will watch the process of a ship sail from Southampton, witness the catastrophic effect of icebergs on shipping, witness death at sea but understand that romance will be provided to keep you engaged”. Imagine Abraham Lincoln listing his objectives before delivering the Gettysburg Address. Imagine each episode of Breaking Bad starting with its objectives. It makes NO sense.1. First impressions matterWe know…
 
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    Cammy Bean's Learning Visions

  • The Accidental Designer: Book Group Discussion Guide

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Looking to develop your team's ID skills? Want to have a good starting point for a team meeting discussion? At the request of a client who was starting a discussion group for her team on The Accidental Instructional Designer, I created a Book Group Discussion Guide. You can download the guide for free from the ATD Press page:The Accidental Instructional Designer covers nearly every aspect of the e-learning design process. It’s perfect for the learning professional or instructional designer who is just getting started—or the practitioner looking for new ideas. Delve into instructional…
  • Rubber Ducks and Instructional Design

    18 Mar 2015 | 1:25 pm
    If you haven't already figured it out, there's this duck meme thing going on in my life.Real pet ducks.Book covers with ducks on them.At Christmas this past year, a friend sent me a box of rubber ducks. All colors. 50 of them.In my twenties I even had a hair cut that my friends joked looked a little bit like a duck's bottom.Like any good meme, these ducks have a life of their own, and I no longer have any control over them.My book, The Accidental Instructional Designer, features a bunch of black rubber ducks with one shiny yellow one standing out from the crowd. The yellow duck, instead of…
  • Kineo Blended Learning Webinar Series

    14 Mar 2015 | 6:36 am
    Join me and Chip Cleary, Kineo's VP of Solutions & Consulting, as we  introduce a new webinar series focused on blended learning in different solution areas. 30 minute sessions, we'll keep it tight and focused, with real-world examples to get you inspired.The series launches Thursday, April 2 with Make Blended Learning Work for Leaders. Learn more and register today!
  • Responsive Design for eLearning [Article in @learningsolmag]

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:18 am
    "It’s a fact: we live in a multi-device world. I’m currently sitting at a desk with my laptop open, my phone next to me, and a tablet within reach on the counter. What about you? How many devices do you have going at this very moment? Chances are it’s more than one..."This is our new reality. So how do we design eLearning that fits into this new world order? Read the full article Responsive Learning Is a Must-have, Not Just Nice-to-have, featured this week on the eLearning Guild's Learning Solutions Magazine.Interested in more points of view on Responsive Learning? Check out…
  • Session Notes: Breaking Down Silos @JD_Dillon #TrainingMag

    9 Feb 2015 | 11:59 am
    These are my live blogged notes from the Training 2015 Conference and Expohappening this week in Atlanta. Forgive any typos or incoherencies.JD works in the higher-ed space, but is a corporate training guy. He supports the guys who work for Kaplan. JD was at Disney for awhile, AMC entertainment, and 5 years at Kaplan.JD's slides for this session if you want to follow along... Breaking Down Silos (Training 2015) from JD Dillon In 45 minutes, he's going to tell us a five year story.How Kaplan applied social and how that has changed the way work gets done.From topical discussion to enhanced…
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    Learnlets

  • Juliette LaMontagne #LSCon Keynote Mindmap

    Clark
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    Juliette LaMontagne closed the Learning Solutions conference with the compelling story of the Breaker project, connecting kids to real world experiences.     
  • Michael Furdyk #LSCon Keynote Mindmap

    Clark
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    Michael Furdyk gave an inspiring talk this morning about his trajectory through technology and then five ideas that he thought were important elements in the success of the initiatives he had undertaken. He gave lots of examples and closed with interesting questions about how we might engage learners through badges, mobile, and co-creation.
  • Tom Wujec #LSCon Keynote Mindmap

    Clark
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    Tom Wujec gave a discursive and well illustrated talk about how changes in technology were changing industry, ultimately homing in on creativity.  Despite a misstep mentioning Kolb’s invalid learning styles instrument, it was entertaining and intriguing.  
  • Tech Limits?

    Clark
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    A couple of times last year, firms with some exciting learning tools approached me to talk about the market.  And in both cases, I had to advise them that there were some barriers they’d have to address. That was brought home to me in another conversation, and it makes me worry about the state of our industry. So the first tool is based upon a really sound pedagogy that is consonant with my activity-based learning approach.  The basis is giving learners assignments very much like the assignments they’ll need to accomplish in the workplace, and then resourcing them to succeed.
  • Giving it away, or worse

    Clark
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    The other day, I was wondering about the possibilities of removing mandatory courses.  Ok, maybe not mandated compliance, but any others.  And then a colleague took it further, and I like it.  So what are we talking about? I was thinking that, if you give people a meaningful mission (ala Dan Pink’s Drive), the learner (assuming reasonable self-learning skills, a separate topic), they would take responsibility for the learning they needed.  We could have courses around, or maybe await their desires and point them to outside resources, etc, unless it’s specifically internal.
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    Will at Work Learning

  • Kirkpatrick Model Good or Bad? The Epic Mega Battle!

    Will Thalheimer
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    Clark Quinn and I have started debating top-tier issues in the workplace learning field. In the first one, we debated who has the ultimate responsibility in our field. In the second one, we debated whether the tools in our field are up to the task. In this third installment of the series, we've engaged in an epic battle about the worth of the 4-Level Kirkpatrick Model. Clark and I believe that these debates help elucidate critical issues in the field. I also think they help me learn. This debate still intrigues me, and I know I'll come back to it in the future to gain wisdom. And…
  • Psychological Scientists Now Reviewing Movies -- To Bring Clarity

    Will Thalheimer
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:14 am
    Mary V. Spiers, professor of psychology (and neuropsychologist) at one of my Alma Maters, Drexel University, has created a brilliant website to clarify the psychological science depicted in the movies. You must check this out: http://www.neuropsyfi.com/ I love the review of Finding Nemo. Do you remember Dory, the amnesic sidekick? http://www.neuropsyfi.com/reviews/finding-nemoFor another movie I really enjoyed, Memento, the reviewers point out both the ways in which the movie is accurate in reporting on anterograde amnesia, and inaccurate. http://www.neuropsyfi.com/reviews/memento The website…
  • Open Letter to Magazine Editors, Bloggers, Tweeters, and Other Opinion Leaders

    Will Thalheimer
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    To Magazine Editors, Bloggers, Tweeters, and other Opinion Leaders in the learning field: I’m wondering if you’d help publicize The Debunkers Club (www.Debunker.Club) Launched just two months ago, we’ve already enrolled members from every continent except for Antarctica and South America. The Debunker Club is dedicated to fighting myths and misconceptions in the learning field. In the past, individuals and organizations have taken on the responsibility of improving the information in the field, but still, bad information—sometimes dangerous information—continues to be conveyed. The…
  • A Radical Solution to the Keynotes-Don't-Do-Nothin' Problem

    Will Thalheimer
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
    Some conference keynotes are great, inspiring, and difference-making; but too many are filled with exhausted cliches, empty entertainments, and low-importance ideas. Okay, everybody knows that. A more nefarious problem is that hardly any keynotes are designed with learning in mind. Fortunately, I have a radical solution, which I'll share below. First, let's analyze why keynotes fail. I'll use my Training Maximizers model, which is based on the scientific research on learning and training. We'll take these one at a time. A. Valid Credible Content Most keynotes are okay on…
  • Next Generation Learning -- for Associations

    Will Thalheimer
    7 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    ASAE, The Center for Association Leadership, is running The Great Ideas Conference in Orlando from March 8-10th. One of the tracks of the conference is focused on learning. The track is called "Next Generation Learning" and includes an incredible array of great speakers and sessions (I'll be leading a session on getting better data from learning events). Jeff Hurt will MC the event and will lead a capstone session weaving together themes from all the sessions. Tracy King has organized the track and will kick off the event with a session with Aaron Wolowiec on the learning…
 
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  • Top 7 eLearning Statistics & Facts

    Pranjalee Thanekar
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:42 am
    With eLearning use showing gains in nearly every sector and an increasing number of organisations turning to eLearning as they recognise its effectiveness, the eLearning industry is on the fast track. Organisations are adapting/ continuing to adopt eLearning, currently at a rate of 13% per year (a pace that is projected to stay consistent through […]
  • Top 6 Things LMS Buyers Need To Know

    Amit Gautam
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:42 am
    Every organisation has its specific LMS requirement. Purchasing a new Learning Management System (LMS) to manage your organisational learning initiatives, or replacing your existing one, both require considerable amount of considerations. It is preeminent that an organisation purchase an LMS based on the requisites. However, the common practice is to mirror what other companies have […]
  • Convergence of Technology and Training in the Multi-device world at LSCON 2015!

    Pranjalee Thanekar
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:45 am
    The latest 2015 digital device stats shows that for the 40,000 Internet users surveyed across 32 countries in the Americas, EMEA and Europe, 91% of the users (aged 16-64) personally own a desktop or laptop and a smartphone with nearly half of them owning a tablet. Welcome to the multi-device world! Multi-device usage today has […]
  • How Accurate Were Our Predictions on Future of Learning Technology – 2015

    Pranjalee Thanekar
    12 Mar 2015 | 2:46 am
    “Such is the pace of change and the need to adapt to changing situations that the practices of yesterday will not help us meet the demands of today” – Alvin Toffler Learning Technologies have evolved and how! In 2010 we attempted to look into the future, predicting the key trends in 2015, in a blog […]
  • Top 13 eLearning Trends for 2015

    Pranjalee Thanekar
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:28 am
    A research by Global Industry Analysts (GIA), states that the “eLearning market is one of the most rapidly growing sectors in the global education industry”, predicting the global market to reach $168.8 billion by 2018. eLearning, which was instituted on desktops, has gradually shifted its base to tablets and smart phones, now evolving into multi-device […]
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    The eLearning Coach

  • ELC 023: Why You Should Show Your Work

    Connie Malamed
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    In this interview with Jane Bozarth, we discuss the benefits of showing or narrating your work to the individual, one's colleagues and the organization.Post from: The eLearning CoachELC 023: Why You Should Show Your Work
  • 13 Books For Learning Professionals To Read

    Connie Malamed
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:15 am
    If there is any career in which practitioners particularly love to learn, I’d put learning designers high on the list. It’s nearly a requirement for working as a learning designer, considering that we often work with content that others find dry. So, here goes my list of good books you may want to read in […]Post from: The eLearning Coach13 Books For Learning Professionals To Read
  • Best Practices In Blended Learning

    Connie Malamed
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:15 pm
    Originally, blended learning referred to adding an online component to instructor-led training or classroom education. But now that technology offers so many varied options, a blended approach has evolved to mean the use of more than one delivery method to provide and enhance training and support. This is the way of the future. Advantages of […]Post from: The eLearning CoachBest Practices In Blended Learning
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  • Launched Social Media Marketing Online Course at ApnaCourse.com

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:05 am
    I had been really busy designing, preparing content for the certificate program titled ‘Social Media Marketing’ (SMM). The course is offered at apnacourse.com because according to Mr.Sathish, Founder Director and C.E.O, ‘It is India’s only MOOC platform and the winner of the prestigious startup of the year 2014 award by Silicon India. ApnaCourse addresses a global demand for knowledge management and does so by partnering with elite institutions and individuals via video based courses’. They offer complete freedom in creating the content. Their non-interfering and friendly attitude…
  • CUE Learning Revolution Online Summit Featuring Google for Education, May 2-3, 2015

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:56 pm
    ‘CUE and The Learning Revolution Project, the producers of the Google Teacher Academy and the Global Education Conference, are joining forces to expand globally connective opportunities for educators. In September, these organizations hosted the first ever Online Summit Featuring Google for Education, highlighting the work of Google Certified Teachers, Google Education Trainers, Google Educators and Googlers themselves.’ The registration fee is $10 for CUE Members $50 for new or renewing members (includes one year of CUE Membership) For details. Click here.
  • Will Casual Learning Replace Gamification?

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    1 Feb 2015 | 11:28 pm
    In this interview titled ‘GAMIFICATION IS OVER: NOW, IT’S ALL ABOUT CASUAL LEARNING’  Dave Cutler, the co-founder and CEO of mLevel, says that ‘Casual Learning is social, mobile and personalized. It’s designed to be consumed in short bursts when and where users need it. And it is designed to be fun’. The company’s mLevel ‘is the industry leading casual learning platform used by global fortune 500 companies to make learning fun, while improving real business results’. The following video suggests what mLevel is all about. mLevel mission manager enables the learning…
  • Explore Social Platforms Counter, Flapit

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Interested in impressing your offline community by showing your strength in online community? Then try Flapit, as it is the first physical counter that connects to many social platforms such as FB, Twitter, YouTube, Google Plus and others. The following video shows how you can impress your off-line community by using Flapit. According to their website, ‘Flapit can be placed anywhere: in your store window, or on display at your agency or on the wall of your restaurant / hotel, you name it’. It can be tried by small businesses as well as corporations as it is an interactive marketing tool…
  • Happy NewYear 2015

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    31 Dec 2014 | 10:31 am
 
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    2015: Advantages & Benefits of Online Learning | Mottobiz

  • College Crunch: How to Save Money Your First Year Alone

    16 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    When you've just left home, the freedom of life on your own can be a dangerous thing if you aren't prepared for the challenges of making ends meet. So many college freshmen leave home, get a credit card, and return ten months later shackled in debt. For students hoping to succeed in college, the chains of financial misery can weigh them down until it's almost impossible to cope with study and
  • What You Need to Know About Environmental Engineering Degree

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:19 am
    Today, society is becoming more and more concerned about the potential long and short term effects that humans have on the global ecosystem. Obtaining an environmental engineering degree will prepare you to solve problems related to pollution, recycling, health, natural resources and energy efficiency. How to Earn Graduation? Environmental engineering major is usually a four-year (or less, if
  • Six Classes You Didn't Know You Could Take Online

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:49 am
    It is becoming increasingly popular for students to enroll into a wide variety of distance learning programs. Long gone are the days when you had to wake up early in the morning to attend a traditional, brick-mortar college campus. Any curriculum covered on a traditional campus or university can also be taught live on the Internet. With the help of a desktop pc connected to a high speed internet
  • 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
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    Latest Solar News

  • The Benefits and Drawbacks of Solar Power

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
    Solar energy is one of the best environmental choices in the energy sector, which is accessible to all. This energy source will exist as long as the earth. However, you must determine if it is not financially prudent spending money on this source of alternative energy resources. These tips can help you in your journey to the use of solar energy. Routine care ensures solar accessories work correctly. Panels surfaces should be cleaned and all equipment must be inspected. You save more if you do it by yourself, although you may want an expert to do it. You need a reliable way to keep the energy…
  • Solar Light – Your Questions, Answered

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    There are fantastic ways to save money, use less electricity and be more energy conscious. You can make a difference by learning all about solar lights. If you’re tired of feeling like your questions about solar lights are never answered correctly then you should continue reading. Solar lights are a great way to brighten your home and stay green. There is a huge amount of pressure to protect the world and reduce the carbon footprint added daily. Ignoring the ways you can do this is not an excuse. There are so many ways to change your lifestyle and live a greener life. One of those ways…
  • Portable Solar Panels – Tips To Buy The Right One

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:56 am
    The clean energy industry is a booming market in recent times, when the protection of the environment seems to be a priority for all. Solar energy has long been accepted as the best source for the safest and efficient energy that humans produce electricity for our consumption needs. Most countries are opting for this system for the manufacture and sale of electricity on a commercial scale. The same applies to the utility of this form of energy at the individual level. More and more people are turning to solar power for your portable power needs. Solar panels are a great product to help match…
  • Three important Benefits of Solar Panels

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Since awareness about global warming, people have become more open to the idea of ​​finding renewable energy sources to mitigate environmental problems in the world today. Among the renewable sources of proposals was the use of solar panels, which has gained popularity in recent years with both residential and commercial spaces. In fact, there are significant benefits of using this type of energy production system, but some also stressed the disadvantages. In general, however, experts agree that the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. Some of the most notable benefits of using this type…
  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Solar Powered Products

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:15 am
    Sustainable or green energy is becoming one word above all for those who want to save on their energy consumption. The use of solar energy is becoming very popular not only because it is free and plentiful, it is also one of the cleanest renewable energy resources used today. Whether you are looking for some efficient products, choosing solar energy devices is one of the best options you can choose. These are some of the advantages and disadvantages of solar panel lights to help you make an informed decision. Advantages of solar energy products One of the benefits of installing solar energy…
 
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  • Upcoming Webinar: Developing a Compelling Strategy for Your Education Business

    Jon Aleckson
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    A Sneak Peek at an Upcoming Webinar with Tagoras on March 26, 1 pm Eastern – In just two weeks, Web Courseworks will join Tagoras for a webinar on Developing a Compelling Strategy for Your Education Business. I have a strong interest in joining Tagoras for this webinar because of how impactful an education business strategy can be on the entire lifecycle of educational products. From securing funding from the board, to meeting sales projections and maintaining the program, a compelling strategy can lay the groundwork for success at every stage. Web Courseworks’ VP of Sales, Elizabeth…
  • Build a MOOC like Harvard

    Jon Aleckson
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    Build a MOOC like Harvard: Laying the Groundwork at ASAE’s Great Ideas 2015 – Next week I’ll be presenting a session during ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference 2015 in Orlando, FL. This year’s event is all about innovative journeys. I’ll be contributing to the excitement with my session on how to Build a MOOC like Harvard. This event has always been a worthwhile trip because of the event’s commitment to providing a platform for association-relevant, great ideas that can become executable actions. During my session, I’ll delve into when conditions are right for an association to…
  • Podcast: All About Digital Badges

    Jon Aleckson
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Hear Jon and Andy Interviewed About Digital Badges for Learning Professionals on the eLearning Coach Podcast! Andy Hicken and I sure had a fun, interesting discussion about digital badges, microcredentialing, and more with Connie Malamed of the eLearning Coach podcast. We get into the educational (and psychological!) philosophy behind badges, specific use cases, such as association professional development and corporations working with learners who are not their employees, and a bit of the technology side, too. I have to say that Connie asked all the right questions, and to anyone nervous…
  • eLearning ROI Webinar: Register now for our event on Feb. 4, 2015

    Jon Aleckson
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:51 am
    We invite you to join us as we kick off Web Courseworks’ 2015 Webinar Series on February 4th at 12 p.m. CT. Jon Aleckson, PhD, and Andy Hicken, PhD, of WCW will discuss how to present and pitch the ROI of an eLearning initiative to an executive board or board of directors. Talking eLearning ROI shouldn’t be an intimidating process. Aleckson and Hicken have experience consulting on business plans for large association eLearning initiatives, and during this live, interactive webinar they will break down the 10 steps to you can follow to prove the worth of your idea and get an…
  • ASAE Tech Conference 2014: A Recap

    Victor-charles Scafati
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Last month, I attended ASAE’s Technology Conference and Expo 2014, held outside of Washington. This was my first time attending this annual event, and I was curious to see if the organizers would be able to focus on technology that pertained to associations, or whether it would be ‘just another technology conference.’ I was pleased to find a great balance of meat-and-potatoes tech talk coupled with highly association-specific details. The sessions were divided into five “Educational Pathways”: Content C-Suite Leadership + Management Next Generation Learning Platforms + Applications…
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    aLearning Blog

  • News Flash: aLearning Trail Guide is Now Available in MORE e-versions!

    Ellen
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    It’s been a long time coming, but aLearning: A Trail Guide to Association eLearning is now available for reading on your Kindle, Nook, or Kobo device. Prices range from $9.99 to about $13. I’ve always believed this book is best used in print format, but so many people rely on their tablets and phones for content now that I decided to release this book in these formats. The continued popularity of the aLearning book shouldn’t surprise any of us, but despite planning to retire the book, it sells consistently enough that I know its practical, step-by-step instructions and…
  • aLearning Trail Guide Now Available on Amazon

    Ellen
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    Though I’d thought it was time to retire aLearning: A Trail Guide for Association eLearning, I continue to see sales and interest in the book — a great sign that online learning is alive and well and growing in the world of nonprofit and trade associations! Much has changed in the technology of elearning since the trail guide was originally published in 2009, but the step-by-step instructions for gathering what you need to develop, and then create, your association’s elearning strategy are still valid. When the book came out, it was the only place to get such detailed…
  • aLearning Trail Guide Going Dark

    Ellen
    9 Feb 2013 | 11:57 am
    Not my choice, but the days for ordering e-versions of aLearning: A Trail Guide to Association eLearning are numbered.* The e-reader enabled versions and possibly the PDF version will no longer be available after the end of this month. If you’ve been putting off purchasing the aLearning Trail Guide, don’t wait much longer. You can order here. For info on this book and others, click here. The print version will continue to be available (with its accompanying postage and shipping fees) for the foreseeable future. *Lulu.com has decided to no longer support DRM, which provides certain…
  • OOPS!

    Ellen
    7 Jul 2012 | 8:16 am
    My apologies! After promising that the tutorials and resources available at the aLearning Fundamentals site (an extension of ellenbooks.com) would continue to be available while the blog is on hiatus, my hosting service has dumped all its clients. I’m in the process of shifting the site to another hosting service which will take some time. If you need access to any of the tutorials or other resources before they’re back up and running, please contact me directly (my e-mail link is in the sidebar) and I’ll do what I can to get the materials to you another way. Hope…
  • Indefinite Hiatus

    Ellen
    24 Apr 2012 | 10:44 am
    Regular aLearning blog readers have probably noticed a sudden drop in activity here. No worries! We’re fine. But we are involved in some other areas these days and providing up-to-date insight on association-related elearning topics hasn’t been at the top of the list, sorry to say. Previous posts on various topics continue to garner so many hits daily that the blog will sit, waiting and ready for new posts, when the time comes. In the meantime, please know that the aLearning Fundamentals tutorials — always free and never requiring registration — are still live and will…
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    New Think Tank

  • Make Bread Rise

    Derek Banas
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:17 pm
    How to make whole wheat bread that will rise every time
  • Ruby on Rails Tutorial 3

    Derek Banas
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    In this Rails tutorial I cover how to create static pages, helper functions, shared layouts, fixing errors, how testing works and much more.
  • Ruby on Rails Tutorial 2

    Derek Banas
    14 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    This tutorial was crafted to answer all the questions I have received since I made my original Ruby on Rails Tutorial
  • Ruby on Rails Video Tutorial

    Derek Banas
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:57 am
    In my Ruby on Rails video tutorial we explore all you need to know to start making Rails apps today
  • Ruby Programming Tutorial

    Derek Banas
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:25 pm
    I teach the whole Ruby programming language in one video
 
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    Helge Scherlund's eLearning News

  • New high school math studies aim for ‘real learning, not test preparation’

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:14 am
    "High-school students who completed the highest level in math are not fully prepared for their academic work, faculty members in math-centered university departments say." continues Haaretz.Students taking the matriculation exam in math at a high school in Hadera.Photo: Haaretz A new high-school math program, which its creators describe as an answer to the long-standing approach in which “there is no real learning, only preparation for tests,” has received preliminary approval from the Education Ministry’s mathematics advisory mittee.  The authors of the new curriculum stress the…
  • E-learning - the future of higher education

    1 Apr 2015 | 5:36 am
    "The debate on the effectiveness of digital learning formats compared to classroom learning is ongoing. Often referred to as e-learning, many educationalists are recognising the significant value that e-learning offers and now consider it just as (if not more) effective than classroom learning, while others claim that e-learning does not produce the same level of learning as a formal classroom setting does." issued byIdea Engineers.Photo: FreeDigitalPhotos.netTo better understand the merits and benefits of e-learning, we spoke to Mike Thoms, Head of Institution at Boston City Campus &…
  • E-learning here to stay, but needs to be structured properly

    1 Apr 2015 | 5:08 am
    Jeevan Prakash Sharma, Hindustan Times writes, "Educationists and academicians feel e-learning is here to stay and in a county like India, where an estimated 5 to 15 crore people are looking to benefit from the online learning process, it should be made an important component of the education system. The question, however, is: should academic courses be imparted solely through the online mode?" Photo: FreeDigitalPhotos.netNoted academician Goverdhan Mehta, who had chaired a committee to evaluate the National Education Mission through Information and Communication Technology (NEMICT), feels…
  • The digital divide: laptop equity at the University

    1 Apr 2015 | 4:23 am
    "College is expensive: tuition, rent and social expenses can add up to tens of thousands of dollars per year. Smaller expenses, including the cost of buying a laptop, can get lost in this grand total." reports Samantha WintnerDaily Staff Reporter.Photo: FreeDigitalPhotos.netNews outlets often write broadly about the effects of socioeconomic status on success in school, but more specifically, how does restricted access to technology impact a student at the University?Students are not required to own laptops in the majority of schools and programs at the University. According to the…
  • Do Tablets in the Classroom Really Help Children Learn?

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:29 am
    "Mobile devices as teaching tools are becoming a more and more common part of the American education experience in classrooms, from preschool through graduate school." according to Matthew Lynch,Dean, Syphax School of Education, Psychology & Interdisciplinary Studies at Virginia Union University.Photo: FreeDigitalPhotos.net A recent Pew Research Center survey found that 58% of U.S. teachers own smartphones — 10 percentage points higher than the national average for adults. Those teachers are building that tech-savviness into their lesson plans, too, by embracing…
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    Elearning Examples

  • Interactive Graphic: Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)

    david
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:57 am
    Interactive Graphic: Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) The Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense anti-ballistic missile system, known as THAAD, is a U.S. Army transportable defensive weapon system. View the interactive graphic The post Interactive Graphic: Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) appeared first on Elearning Examples.
  • Interactive Org Charts for E-Learning

    david
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Interactive Org Chart for Storyline 2 Here’s a free interactive org chart template built in Articulate Storyline 2. The graphics are fully customizable so you can edit them for your own projects. Preview the org chart Download the source file The post Interactive Org Charts for E-Learning appeared first on Elearning Examples.
  • Interactive Infographic Timeline for E-Learning

    david
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Interactive timeline for Articulate Storyline. The graphics were created in Storyline so they’re completely editable. Preview the timeline Download the source file The post Interactive Infographic Timeline for E-Learning appeared first on Elearning Examples.
  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Interactive Graphic

    david
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Journey to the Centre of the Earth How far would you have to travel to reach the Earth’s core? And what would you see along the way? Discover what lies beneath… View the interactive graphic The post Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Interactive Graphic appeared first on Elearning Examples.
  • Chinese Zodiac Matchmaking Guide

    david
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:19 am
    Chinese Zodiac Matchmaking Guide The year of the ram (also known as goat or sheep) begins on Feb. 19. View the interactive graphic The post Chinese Zodiac Matchmaking Guide appeared first on Elearning Examples.
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    Bloomfire » » Blog

  • Meet Brett Rosenberg, Bloomfire’s Own G.I. Joe

    Jodi Holzband
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:46 pm
    We’d like to introduce you to Brett Rosenberg, Bloomfire Account Executive as part of our employee spotlight series. Brett spent a decade in the military and private contracting service before becoming a civilian and working in software sales. We took his photo on the rooftop deck at SkyLife, his downtown Austin apartment building on Rainey Street.  What is your title at Bloomfire and how does that translate to what you actually do all day? My main job is finding ways Bloomfire can solve a business problem for a potential customer. What hobby do you most enjoy and why? I’m a kid at…
  • Meet Mike Kunkle, Sales Transformation Leader

    Jodi Holzband
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Mike is a Commercial Training and Development Leader. No matter what his current role has been over the years, he has always considered himself responsible for finding ways to improve sales performance. He loves doing sales transformation work.  How did you get into sales training?  I was a sales rep who outsold the rest of my office – the combined revenue from four other reps – and was promoted to manager (classic mistake, right?). Through a constant focus on training and a few operational and process changes, we crushed our office quota that year. Company leaders asked if I could…
  • Looking to Replace Your Old Intranet?

    Jodi Holzband
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:25 am
    by Jodi Bart Holzband (@tastytouring) I recently read a recent CMSWire piece, “Are ESNs Just Intranets in New Clothing?” with interest since Bloomfire has been deployed as an intranet replacement by some of our customers. The gist of the CMSWire article is that the term “Enterprise Social Network (ESN),” which was at the height of it’s popularity in mid-2012 according to Google trends, is just a fancy term for what is basically a modern intranet. According to a recent study cited in the article, the perception of intranets has grown from that of a static repository to something that…
  • If an Enterprise Social Network is the Solution, What’s the Problem?

    Jodi Holzband
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    By Mark Hammer (@markmhammer) I really dislike the term “Enterprise Social Network.” It’s too broad. It’s basically defined as a group of people who share similar interests in a social context. And that’s why you find products attempting to solve a variety of problems in this category – customer service, sales enablement, simple messaging, social media, and more. Bloomfire is often categorized as an “Enterprise Social Network tool. And every time I hear people do so, I cringe. Why? First, it sounds like an analyst term to lump a bunch of tools that have a social component.
  • Meet Mike Stiles, Content Strategy Professional

    Jodi Holzband
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Mike is the Manager of Global Content Strategy for InterContinental Hotels Group. He came to this role from the Oracle Social Cloud where he led content. He personally generated two blog posts per week, produced a daily podcast, and ran all of the group’s social channels. Prior to his shift to the digital world, he worked in traditional media as a TV news anchorman, radio morning show host, and Executive Producer of a national radio network. He wrote the eBook Showtime: Brands as Content Producers, and does a daily Social Marketing Quickie podcast as proprietor of Brand Content Studios.
 
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    Learning Ecosystems

  • Isaiah 53:3-4 (NIV)

    Daniel Christian
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    Isaiah 53:3-4 (NIV) 3 He was despised and rejected by mankind,     a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces     he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. 4 Surely he took up our pain     and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God,     stricken by […]
  • A Learning & Performance Ecosystem is a… [David Kelly]

    Daniel Christian
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:12 am
    Lessons from Nature: The Organic Learning & Performance Ecosystem – Resources Shared at #EcoCon — from davidkelly.me by David Kelly     From DSC: I appreciate David’s perspective as he references nature in his presentation — it speaks to living organisms that are changing, adapting, growing, dying, etc.  I especially liked his question, “Do you […]
  • “The leap from film to VR is even bigger than the leap from radio to film was.”

    Daniel Christian
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    6 ways Virtual Reality will change filmmaking — from indiewire.com by DJ Roller  Excerpt: From the Chauvet Cave paintings of 30,000 years ago, to 6K digital cinema today, we’ve always told stories, we just do it differently as media changes. There’s a new leap in storytelling happening now. Virtual Reality (VR) is going to change […]
  • Drawings in Space: Wooden Wireframe Sculptures of Everyday Objects by Janusz Grünspek [Jobson]

    Daniel Christian
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    Drawings in Space: Wooden Wireframe Sculptures of Everyday Objects by Janusz Grünspek – from thisiscolossal.com by Christopher Jobson      
  • “MIT study shows how educational videos could be better” plus other tips, tricks, tools & resources re: digital video

    Daniel Christian
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:08 am
    MIT study shows how educational videos could be better — from bostinno.streetwise.co by Clinton Nguyen Excerpt: Subgoal labeling turned out to be a big success for users, and that mode of thinking transferred to newer tasks beyond the initial one. “Immediately [after the first task], we asked people to attempt another problem, and we found […]
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    learnstreaming.com

  • Being Fast or Being Good?

    Dennis Callahan
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
      Brent Schlenker tweeted an interesting question yesterday, “Is it better to learn how to be fast at doing something, or to first learn to be good at it? I think it depends on your goal and it is more important where you end up than where you begin.  The more you create, the faster you adjust (learn), the faster you create a quality output. Learn by doing. Eric Scott shared the story that fits well with Brent’s question – what do you think? A pottery teacher split her class into two halves. To the first half she said, “You will spend the semester studying pottery,…
  • Learning Means Believing in Yourself

    Dennis Callahan
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:43 am
    This is the third post in a series on improving your learning from A to Z. “Self confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” Samuel Johnson Believing in you is another foundational component of learning. If you don’t believe in yourself, it’s hard to grow and learn. Like knowledge, confidence can’t be transferred. The person that needs to believe in you, is you. This is not about motivation, tenacity or drive it’s about believing that you can do it. You can do it! Confidence “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval”  Mark Twain  There…
  • When will the Robot Instructional Designer Arrive

    Dennis Callahan
    17 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    Or has it already arrived? I was reading an article about how Quill (a natural language program) is writing reports for large financial companies, intelligence agencies and even reporting on baseball games.  Stuart Frankel is the CEO of Narrative Science which is the company that owns Quill. Here’s an excerpt from the article where Frankel discusses renting out Quill to large financial companies. Narrative Science is now renting out Quill’s writing skills to financial customers such as T. Rowe Price, Credit Suisse, and USAA to write up more in-depth, lengthy reports on the…
  • A Learning Strategy is About People

    Dennis Callahan
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:29 pm
    I wrote a post about why workplace learning is complicated and it could apply to most workplace scenarios because working and learning are all about people.  Ajay Pangarkar and Teresa Kirkwood recently questioned if this perception is deserved.  This is a good question and they have some good suggestions for making workplace learning less complicated, as follows: Learning professionals should increase their business literacy (use business terms and communicate results) Demonstrate improved employee performance Keep it simple I agree with this advice and think there are pieces missing. You…
  • Week in Review 090714

    Dennis Callahan
    7 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Things I found online this week that caught my attention.  How about you? What did you discover? @JD_Dillon Again, learning doesn’t change. Our understanding and ability to support it will hopefully become more effective. #LRN2024 World in Beta from @hjarche  In a world exploding with potential, the way you embrace emerging technology, and the transformations it causes, will greatly affect your business. Be ready. Be part of it. 3 Issues Should Occupy Managers Over the Next 50 Years from @NimbleAtWork “the best leaders of the future will spend half their time reading…
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  • Virtual Reality – The Reality is that VR is not ready for real time learning (at least not yet)

    Craig Weiss
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Virtual Reality Creating an immersion experience in a virtual environment 3D Ability to perform a series of actions, manipulate items Computer generated for now Enables the person Virtual Reality.  It creates a connotation of something so far out there (the future) and yet so close.  After all, if you read the sites and blogs who discuss VR especially in the classroom, it’s just around the corner. That corner though is not one that is really that close by and that is where we start. Google Glass Oh, how the spider weaves its web is something or another ( always forget the line). …
  • Naming Names – LMS Mini Reviews

    Craig Weiss
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    This is a new every other month segment, where some LMSs are listed and insight into a variety of items is presented.  In future posts, three random systems will land a “quick take” mini review.  And when I say mini, I mean mini – like maximum of three paragraphs.  What is happening with some better known vendors or those on my radar of up and coming will be equally presented. Let’s begin. Issue #1, Vol 1, Vendors 5 Instructure Bridge (Yep those HE folks are adding a corporate system to their product line) SuccessFactors (A recent look leaves something to be…
  • R U Maximizing your M-Learning Experience?

    Craig Weiss
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:38 pm
    I am a huge fan of Columbo (detective show starring the late Peter Falk). As such, a recent (okay from the early 70s) episode had a psychologist (murderer) on talking about control of words and how they control you.  I think that the control of words is more than just a part of a tv script, rather in some instances it can be true. This to me is evident, when we talk about mobile learning, specifically the word of “mobile”.  Talk to some vendors and the fail to realize what is possible, fail to understand what should be required and fail to grasp at all the nuances. Talk to…
  • Saudi Arabia, E-Learning and What’s Next (the industry)

    Craig Weiss
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
    I admit it.  The apprehension was there.  Uncertainty. Unknown. Rumors. Tell you friends you are going to Saudi Arabia to speak, and they are stunned. Tell others and they are surprised. “Isn’t it dangerous?”, said one. “Oh, I heard it isn’t safe”, said another. Well, it is safe and the people are friendly.  The conference – 4th international e-learning and distance learning  The conference was for individuals in K-12 and higher education, with the majority coming from HE (higher education).  They traveled from all over the country and although…
  • Latest on LMS Insight – Before you buy

    Craig Weiss
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
    In just the past two months, a lot of things have been going on in the LMS industry. Some good, some of concern, but nevertheless important to know. Performance Management There has been a big uptick in the performance management angle.  As mentioned in a previous post, the feature set for the most part includes the usual – skill gap analysis and 360 feedback. Some vendors have included performance reviews. What is different though is the inclusion of such items as succession planning, leadership development, career mapping (in some cases) and other PM feature sets including…
 
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  • Please Complete My Survey for Estimating Training Time and Costs

    Jenise Cook
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:29 pm
    How to Estimate Training Time and Costs (select here to read the blog post) It amazes me how a blog post I wrote in 2010 continues to top the Stats in my WordPress Dashboard. After five (5) years, it’s the most popular blog post on my site. I need your help so I can help my readers (including you). Please select the link above to read the blog post (or, read it again), and then select the SurveyMonkey link at the top of the post’s page to answer 10 brief and easy questions. Thank you!
  • How to Make Progress on a Web Site Redesign

    Jenise Cook
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Links on this site are working again! How do you make positive progress on the redesign, or remodel, of your Web site? (How do you eat an elephant?) The answer varies with each individual, but for my site, I am taking each step in the process as a delicious morsel of digital goodness. One small, mouth-watering, piece at a time. Kind of like the chocolate pieces you see in the above image. I’ve made changes to the (non-blog-post) Pages beginning the first week of January through today. Your eyes may not see significant changes, but they’re there. I’m making some big…
  • How to Create an Online Portfolio – Not!

    Jenise Cook
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:43 pm
    December 18, 2014 Dear Faithful Recruiters, Colleagues, and Clients: My business Web site “stinks”. Big time. Yea, I’m not going to tip toe around the subject. Links are broken. Work samples don’t work. For awhile now, I’ve been focused on your projects, getting them done on time and within budget, and bringing my husband in as a business partner. So, guess what  happened? I neglected RidgeViewMedia.com and RidgeViewMedia.com/blog The plumbing has a leak, but repairs are on the way. We finished two great client projects from late summer and early autumn. Year…
  • How to Use a Slider for Interactive Language Learning

    Jenise Cook
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Adjunct professors in academia or instructors in corporate settings of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses often look for instructional methods that will help their adult learners maintain a positive Affective Filter when acquiring skills in a language new to the learners. Whew! That’s a mouthful. What do I mean? Let me show you a sample…. I used to teach ESL, and “Affective Filter” is an instructional method that helps adult learners of a language new to them to feel relaxed, comfortable in the language learning environment. Recently, I applied that concept…
  • How to Find Royalty-Free Stock Photos, Images, Graphics, and Illustrations

    Jenise Cook
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Ready for a ride? / by Bhakti                 Short answer: Use Pixabay.com OK, yes, well…this post is specifically about Pixabay. As you know, we have many choices when searching for royalty-free images: iStockPhoto.com, Shutterfly.com, just to name the top two. Recently, an instructional design colleague introduced me to Pixabay, and I really enjoyed using this site to search for images. What I enjoyed most about it was discovering so many talented photographers and designers I’d probably not hear about on the other royalty-free sites.
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  • Please Complete My Survey for Estimating Training Time and Costs

    Jenise Cook
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:29 pm
    How to Estimate Training Time and Costs (select here to read the blog post) It amazes me how a blog post I wrote in 2010 continues to top the Stats in my WordPress Dashboard. After five (5) years, it’s the most popular blog post on my site. I need your help so I can help my readers (including you). Please select the link above to read the blog post (or, read it again), and then select the SurveyMonkey link at the top of the post’s page to answer 10 brief and easy questions. Thank you!
  • How to Make Progress on a Web Site Redesign

    Jenise Cook
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Links on this site are working again! How do you make positive progress on the redesign, or remodel, of your Web site? (How do you eat an elephant?) The answer varies with each individual, but for my site, I am taking each step in the process as a delicious morsel of digital goodness. One small, mouth-watering, piece at a time. Kind of like the chocolate pieces you see in the above image. I’ve made changes to the (non-blog-post) Pages beginning the first week of January through today. Your eyes may not see significant changes, but they’re there. I’m making some big…
  • How to Create an Online Portfolio – Not!

    Jenise Cook
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:43 pm
    December 18, 2014 Dear Faithful Recruiters, Colleagues, and Clients: My business Web site “stinks”. Big time. Yea, I’m not going to tip toe around the subject. Links are broken. Work samples don’t work. For awhile now, I’ve been focused on your projects, getting them done on time and within budget, and bringing my husband in as a business partner. So, guess what  happened? I neglected RidgeViewMedia.com and RidgeViewMedia.com/blog The plumbing has a leak, but repairs are on the way. We finished two great client projects from late summer and early autumn. Year…
  • How to Use a Slider for Interactive Language Learning

    Jenise Cook
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Adjunct professors in academia or instructors in corporate settings of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses often look for instructional methods that will help their adult learners maintain a positive Affective Filter when acquiring skills in a language new to the learners. Whew! That’s a mouthful. What do I mean? Let me show you a sample…. I used to teach ESL, and “Affective Filter” is an instructional method that helps adult learners of a language new to them to feel relaxed, comfortable in the language learning environment. Recently, I applied that concept…
  • How to Find Royalty-Free Stock Photos, Images, Graphics, and Illustrations

    Jenise Cook
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Ready for a ride? / by Bhakti                 Short answer: Use Pixabay.com OK, yes, well…this post is specifically about Pixabay. As you know, we have many choices when searching for royalty-free images: iStockPhoto.com, Shutterfly.com, just to name the top two. Recently, an instructional design colleague introduced me to Pixabay, and I really enjoyed using this site to search for images. What I enjoyed most about it was discovering so many talented photographers and designers I’d probably not hear about on the other royalty-free sites.
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  • Upcoming Webinar: Developing a Compelling Strategy for Your Education Business

    Jon Aleckson
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    A Sneak Peek at an Upcoming Webinar with Tagoras on March 26, 1 pm Eastern – In just two weeks, Web Courseworks will join Tagoras for a webinar on Developing a Compelling Strategy for Your Education Business. I have a strong interest in joining Tagoras for this webinar because of how impactful an education business strategy can be on the entire lifecycle of educational products. From securing funding from the board, to meeting sales projections and maintaining the program, a compelling strategy can lay the groundwork for success at every stage. Web Courseworks’ VP of Sales, Elizabeth…
  • Build a MOOC like Harvard

    Jon Aleckson
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    Build a MOOC like Harvard: Laying the Groundwork at ASAE’s Great Ideas 2015 – Next week I’ll be presenting a session during ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference 2015 in Orlando, FL. This year’s event is all about innovative journeys. I’ll be contributing to the excitement with my session on how to Build a MOOC like Harvard. This event has always been a worthwhile trip because of the event’s commitment to providing a platform for association-relevant, great ideas that can become executable actions. During my session, I’ll delve into when conditions are right for an association to…
  • Podcast: All About Digital Badges

    Jon Aleckson
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Hear Jon and Andy Interviewed About Digital Badges for Learning Professionals on the eLearning Coach Podcast! Andy Hicken and I sure had a fun, interesting discussion about digital badges, microcredentialing, and more with Connie Malamed of the eLearning Coach podcast. We get into the educational (and psychological!) philosophy behind badges, specific use cases, such as association professional development and corporations working with learners who are not their employees, and a bit of the technology side, too. I have to say that Connie asked all the right questions, and to anyone nervous…
  • eLearning ROI Webinar: Register now for our event on Feb. 4, 2015

    Jon Aleckson
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:51 am
    We invite you to join us as we kick off Web Courseworks’ 2015 Webinar Series on February 4th at 12 p.m. CT. Jon Aleckson, PhD, and Andy Hicken, PhD, of WCW will discuss how to present and pitch the ROI of an eLearning initiative to an executive board or board of directors. Talking eLearning ROI shouldn’t be an intimidating process. Aleckson and Hicken have experience consulting on business plans for large association eLearning initiatives, and during this live, interactive webinar they will break down the 10 steps to you can follow to prove the worth of your idea and get an…
  • ASAE Tech Conference 2014: A Recap

    Victor-charles Scafati
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Last month, I attended ASAE’s Technology Conference and Expo 2014, held outside of Washington. This was my first time attending this annual event, and I was curious to see if the organizers would be able to focus on technology that pertained to associations, or whether it would be ‘just another technology conference.’ I was pleased to find a great balance of meat-and-potatoes tech talk coupled with highly association-specific details. The sessions were divided into five “Educational Pathways”: Content C-Suite Leadership + Management Next Generation Learning Platforms + Applications…
 
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  • Work From Home? 5 Tips to Help Keep You Sane

    Heather Wilson
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:27 am
    What comes to mind when you hear the phrase, “work from home?” Is working at home a dream of yours, a reality, or something you’d never want to do? If you’re one of the many people in the e-learning industry who works from home, I bet you can relate to some of the following truths. According to the January 2014 issue of Harvard Business Review, allowing employees to work from home may increase productivity. But it can take a little getting used to. Working from home is still a relatively new lifestyle for me, since I having started in late 2014. I really enjoy my job, and I do enjoy…
  • Six Proofreading Tips Straight From the Pros

    Amy Morrisey
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:56 pm
    It’s happened to all of us…we notice a grammar error just as we hit send on an email. Or we see that our bullets are not aligned as we are stapling our 50th document. It’s not that we don’t know the rules; it’s that we didn’t do an effective job of proofreading our (or someone else’s) work. When your reputation is on the line, proofreading is essential. Here are some tips professional proofers use. Tip 1: Enlist help. You have the best chance of catching all errors if you enlist the help of others in the proofreading process. Make sure you trust the person you ask, and…
  • Graphic Design Tips for Beginners

    Tim Slade
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Whether you’re creating a presentation, a document, or an e-learning course, graphic design is what brings your content to life. The importance of graphic design can’t be understated—good graphics can take an otherwise boring piece of content and turn it into something that is both engaging and memorable. Of course, this is easier said than done. We’d all love to be master graphic designers, but the truth is most us never anticipated needing a graphic design skill set. However, here’s some good news: most graphic design principles are extremely simple. This last week, I hosted a…
  • Confessions of a Project Management System Convert

    Nick Elkins
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:46 am
    “It’s so time-consuming to enter everything in!” “It’s so clunky!”  “It’s so much easier to manage everything in email.” “It’ll take too long to catch up.” Yes, I’ve said every single one of these. These were my excuses to not use Celoxis, our project management software. Even though we implemented the system a year ago, I’ll admit—I’m still adapting. As a project manager, I have daily task lists that include storyboard and online reviews, internal and client meetings, and troubleshooting within Storyline and Captivate. I love what I do, but sometimes it…
  • Adobe Captivate: Should You Buy or Subscribe?

    Diane Elkins
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:24 am
    One way Adobe Captivate sets itself apart from other well-known e-learning authoring tools is that it offers a subscription model in addition to the option of buying it outright. Which is a better choice? Let’s start by explaining what the two offers entail. Purchase outright: You can purchase a new license of Captivate 8 for $999. You install it on your computer, and then you can use it for as long as you like. You can still be using that same license 5 years from now without paying any additional fees. (Although at that point, it may not be compatible with newer technology). Subscription:…
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  • Corporate Training Trends – Sharing experiences, Shared Learning

    Arunima Majumdar
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
    There is no doubt that Corporate Learning has a strong social element to it. Learning occurs through social interactions across conference tables, in cubicles, over coffee breaks and at the water cooler.  The power and reach of social interactions for learning cannot be overlooked, but the big question is: Is there a way to structure it better to enhance the learning experience? The answer is ‘Yes’! With the help of technology, it is now possible to facilitate social interactions and derive meaningful learning across geographical boundaries and diverse audiences. However, it is important…
  • Social Collaborative Tools – A Good Investment for Corporate Training

    Arunima Majumdar
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:39 am
    As the world around us gets smaller, technological advancements make it possible for us to collaborate faster and with ease. Distance is no longer an issue – corporate offices can now get access to each other all the time. This is a huge boon to the training function as well. Training managers do not have to take into extensive planning required to bring busy professionals together for a training schedule. With new-age web conferencing tools, it is possible to hold meetings and training sessions with audio-video interactions and added features like desktop sharing, whiteboards, polls,…
  • Can ‘Movie Based e-Learning’ be the Future of Video Based e-Learning?

    Gireesh Sharma
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:02 am
    The modern world is an age of rapid growth in scientific knowledge, much of which is quickly utilized in the creation of new technology. Science and technology have also made the world very small, so that we no longer live in the confined world of our town, region, or country, isolated from what is happening in the rest of the globe. This has changed the way we consume information and we expect more out of our learning experiences. The role of videos has always been positive in delivering superior learning experiences. Videos promote constructivist learning, helping learners create a coherent…
  • Wearable Technology: Does Google Glass still has the potential to transform Learning?

    Arunima Majumdar
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:58 am
    Mobile Technology has reached a new landmark as the number of estimated mobile devices has crossed the 7 billion mark. Added to this, is the growing popularity of wearable gadgets that enable continuous connectivity for users. The learning industry is making use of mobile devices to deliver just-in-time learning for some years now. Added to that, wearable technology will also be increasingly utilized to create better and more impactful avenues of learning Last year, all predictions pointed to the evident trend of utilizing Wearable gadgets for training and learning. We use smartphones daily…
  • Delivering Impactful Induction Training through Social Tools – Some Practical Tips

    Arunima Majumdar
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:58 am
    As more and more organizations break out of the traditional set up, the number of employees spread out across the globe has increased.  Training new recruits in this scenario has to take into account varying schedules and skyrocketing costs of travelling. Technology comes in handy when reaching out to a large group of learners, spread out geographically. While induction trainings can be created and accessed by learners across the various offices as per their convenience, what most new inductees miss is social interactions and shared knowledge – which is an integral part of learning in the…
 
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  • Content Chunking in E-Learning: 10 Practical Tips – Part 2

    Gitika Nagra
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    In my previous blog, Content Chunking in E-Learning: 10 Practical Tips – Part 1, I have shared five tips on content chunking. In this blog, I would like to share the other five. Example 6 The text in the above screenshot can be chunked, using short one-sentence paragraphs, when you are unable to divide the sentence into short sentences. Bulleted points with full sentences are also helpful to the learner, as they convey a clear meaning. When compared to long sentences with multiple paragraphs, these sentences are more helpful to the learner in taking a break and recalling what the last…
  • Are Your E-learning Project Kickoff Meetings Actually Kicking?

    Priyanka Dhondi
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    “Bravo! We’ve received a new project from that client we’ve been looking forward to work for. Let’s arrange for a quick project kickoff meeting and begin demonstrating our excellence to them”, says the manager. Every single staff member associated with the project will enter the room with great enthusiasm, as the “I like new beginnings” human tendency pops out. Hours passed by and the team walks out with a sense of achievement as they feel they have figured out the most efficient way to deal with the project. Let’s fast forward this scenario to a…
  • 6 Instructional Design Principles For a Sound Learning Experience – An Infographic

    Raja Palaparthy
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    The most important principle for designing lively eLearning is to see eLearning design not as information design but as designing an experience. – Cathy Moore It is common knowledge that learner engagement plays a critical role in the success of an eLearning course. How can you design a wonderful online course that leaves your learners spell-bound? What does it take to make an excellent course that not only trains your people very effectively but also captivates them? You can create a first-rate eLearning course by focusing on 6 key aspects. Let us see what they are and why they are…
  • Gamify Your E-learning Course: 4 Things to Consider

    Shweta Vyas
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    An increasing number of companies are using gamified eLearning courses to impart top-notch training to their staff members. According to a report by Gartner, by 2015, 50% of organizations managing innovation processes will gamify aspects of their business. But, how can you create an effective gamified e-learning course? What are the aspects you need to consider? Let us see. 1. Visually-rich backgrounds: The use of a visually-rich background goes a long way in making a good gamified online course. This is because attractive backgrounds create interest in learners to take up the online learning…
  • 5 Tips to Make Scenario-based E-learning More Effective

    KomiReddy Deepika
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Scenario-based online learning courses help learners involve in learning as they can relate themselves with the situation. Scenarios can be used to present real life situations that the learners are likely to face in their job role and improve their problem-solving skills. Adding scenarios to eLearning is a great way to motivate learners. Here, I would like to share some tips on how to create effective scenarios. 1. Concentrate on real-time situations Scenarios should be used to add realism to the elearning courses. The real-time situations related to the learner’s job role should be…
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  • Kelly Rossi: How Does Project Management Help Stakeholders?

    adib
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
     Adib Masumian from our elearning group got Kelly Rossi, project manager extraordinaire, to sit down for an interview on her job.   Here's Kelly's view on how project management helps stakeholders. Read more >>read more
  • Kelly Rossi: What's the Most Challenging Thing About Being a Project Manager?

    adib
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
     Adib Masumian from our elearning group got Kelly Rossi, project manager extraordinaire, to sit down for an interview on her job.   Here's Kelly's view on the most challenging thing about being an Elearning Project Manager. Read more >>read more
  • Kelly Rossi: What's the Best Thing About Being a Project Manager?

    adib
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:34 am
     Adib Masumian from our elearning group got Kelly Rossi, project manager extraordinaire, to sit down for an interview on her job.   Here's Kelly's view on the best thing about being an Elearning Project Manager. Read more >>read more
  • Learning from Pie

    adib
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
       This year’s Pi Day was a special event, as you may have heard. If you write dates as “3.14.15,” you have the first five digits of pi. You can go even further, and have a pi second: 3.14.15 at 9:26:53 (a.m. or p.m.) gives you the first ten digits of pi. I’ve never thought much about memorizing pi. 3.14 was generally enough for my needs, and for anything more complicated, I’d pick up a calculator. But linking it to a date and time means that I’ll now have the first ten digits of pi in my memory for a good long time. What does this mean for…
  • Kelly Rossi: What Does an Elearning Project Manager Do?

    adib
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
     Adib Masumian from our elearning group got Kelly Rossi, project manager extraordinaire, to sit down for an interview on her job.   Here's Kelly's view on what an Elearning Project Manager does. Read more >>read more
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  • Practical Ways to Improve Your e-Learning Interaction Design

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    by Ethan Edwards, chief instructional strategist Take a moment to consider two possible interactions for an e-learning module intended to teach driving safety and rules of the road. These alternatives illustrate ways to teach new skills and assess comprehension. 
  • 5 Tricks to Demolish your Creative Blocks

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    by Hannah Hunter, instructional writer When you work in a creative profession like e-learning, you’re bound to encounter the occasional pesky creative block. But honestly, who has time for that? When I find myself drowning in confusing content or staring slack-jawed at my computer screen, these tricks never fail to get me back on track:
  • Iterations: Creating Learning for Performance Change [Ep. 13]

    Allen Interactions
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Richard Sites and Angel Green discuss the pushback that designers often get when trying to move from content-focused design to performance-based design.
  • 40+ Game Design Resources for IDs, Trainers, Educators & Practitioners

    19 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    by Carrie Zens, director of marketing Earlier this month, Angel Green presented a complimentary Training Magazine webinar on the topic of gamification for instructional design. Based on the high number of registrants, this subject seems to resonate with many of you. Therefore, we’ve pulled together 40+ resources to help you learn more about the topics of game design, game theory, and gamification. Some of the resources are industry agnostic, while others focus specifically on the world of instructional design and learning.
  • Celebrating the Instructional Designer's Traditions of St. Patrick's Day

    17 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    by Ethan Edwards, chief instructional strategist Today finds people all around the world celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Like so many ancient customs, the precise history of St. Patrick and the significance of iconic bits of folklore have become muddled. What few people realize is that these legends were really much more about e-learning design than Ireland. Let me fill you in:
 
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  • Use This Guide to Keep Tone Consistent Throughout the Course

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    In an earlier post, you got the low-down on how to find the right tone for an eLearning course. But writing in the tone that resonates with your audience is not just about doing one thing right. It starts from understanding your learners to identifying the language and the emotions that appeal to them.  The tone you choose will inform all of your written copy, including instructions, feedback messages, scenarios and stories. You have to not only be authentic but also maintain a consistent tone throughout the course. For this, you need a guide, a…
  • Strike the Right Tone for Maximum Impact in eLearning

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:28 am
    Do you talk to your audience or talk down to them? What does your eLearning courses read like? Like a text book that makes your audience doze off or an interesting story that they can't wait to read through? Do you come across as friendly, knowledgeable, and convincing in your courses or is there something about the way you talk that puts your audience off? The tone you adopt for an eLearning course isn't about what you say but HOW you say it and the effect it has on your learners. Learners may not see their instructors face-to-face but that doesn’t mean they won’t…
  • Are You Writing Rockin’ Course Objectives? 7 Do’s and Don’ts

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    What do you want your learners to think or care about? What do you expect them to accomplish? Can you answer these questions? You should! They'll help you define clear and sound course objetives without wasting time and energy.  However, a bunch of phrases that are put together and doesn’t clearly relate what the learners should be able to achieve at the end of the course is of no use. The objectives need to be written in a way that the learners can relate to their need for taking the training and visualize the end result or the learning outcome. Before writing…
  • WANTED: Creative Instructional Designers. Are You One?

    19 Mar 2015 | 11:14 am
    If you scour Craigslist and LinkedIn regularly, you will often come across this ad: Creative instructional designers wanted. Requirements: Strong writing and storyboarding skills Ability to write engagingly for many different audiences Ability to convert "raw content" into crisp eLearning scripts Ability to explain complex concepts lucidly Ability to bring alive dull technical topics Excellent grammar, spelling and formatting Desire to improve skills by attending eLearning Webinars and joining Instructional Design groups Phew! It is evident that companies are on the lookout for instructional…
  • How To Find Design Inspiration for eLearning

    17 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    As an eLearning designer, you are expected to create courses that are quirky and engaging besides being informative. Normally, this wouldn't be a tall order for a creative individual like you. But what bugs you is that inspiration doesn't strike you on all days. What is even more nerve-wracking is that you are expected to create wow courses from dull and drab content—systems application training, HR policies, health and safety measures, and the like. These are critical knowledge, and you have to ensure the learners remain hooked to your course. If your creative muse is not around, here are…
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  • Non-Linear eLearning Design: 6 Common Misconceptions Instructional Designers Should Know

    Marisa Keramida
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Non-Linear eLearning Design Misconceptions  Nowadays, eLearning professionals are eager to keep up-to-date with latest trends in instructional design for their eLearning courses. Most of them tend to follow the general rule-of-thumb, that the more interactive an eLearning course is and the more non-linear its instructional design is, the better. This tendency, however, has initiated some confusion to non-instructional designers who tend to identify interactivity with non-linearity. In fact, non-linearity refers to learners’ freedom of choice with respect to the order in which eLearning…
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    eLearning Industry Events Team
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    2015 Emerging Learning Design (ELD15) Conference theme is "Connect, Construct, Create: Engaging Approaches to Teaching and Learning" The mission of the Emerging Learning Design Conference is to provide a space to showcase innovation as well as to engage in a vibrant and dynamic discourse regarding pedagogy and how technology can better enhance or transform it. The Keywords for ELD15 will be as follows: Assessment Blended Learning Classroom Practices Collaboration Communities Digital Citizenship Diversity Evidence of Impact Flexible Learning Flipped Pedagogy Gamification K-12 Learning Spaces…
  • iMoot15

    eLearning Industry Events Team
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    iMoot15 is an event for a meeting of minds to share the best of each of us with the others. This web based event engages a global audience of Moodle practitioners, administrators and decision makers in one event for an online e-conference with a difference! The core aim of iMoot15 is to ignite the sense of community and sharing for which Open Source and in particular Moodle is famous. iMoot15 is aimed at educators, moodlers, developers and managers, in education establishments, businesses and government agencies. Presentation sessions are accessible to those just starting out with e-learning,…
  • eLearning Translation: 8 Top Tips For eLearning Professionals

    Christopher Pappas
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Tips For Effective eLearning Translation Translating content for your eLearning course is rarely an easy task. However, it can offer you the opportunity to reach an entirely new international audience and make your eLearning company a globally recognized brand. To make the process more effective and less resource-draining, here are some invaluable tips and tricks for eLearning translation. Think about localization when you're creating content. Long before you actually begin translating your eLearning course, localization should be a consideration. In fact, when you start developing your…
  • Learner Dashboards: How Effectively Can It Increase LMS Utility?

    Arunima Majumdar
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Learner Dashboards Create Learner Centric LMS Modern LMSs not only provide the learners access to training content as per their needs, they also make sure that the learning remains relevant. They do so by extensive content catalogues, which are searchable and make sure that the learner can quickly arrive at the required information. The reporting function of new age LMSs makes sure that there is room for customized reports that the learners can also utilize to take control of their learning. Thus the LMS is not just a passive platform any more, but strives to be more learner-centric in order…
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    Raptivity - Rapid Interactivity Building Tool

  • Tip of the Week: Same Interaction in Different Languages

    Magdalene
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:33 am
  • Tip of the Week: Positioning Image/Text

    Magdalene
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:09 pm
  • Tip of the Week: Duplicate Objects and Customize Faster

    Magdalene
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
  • Creating Bite-Sized Learning Was Never So Easy

    Isha Sood
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Raptivity Linker, a tool useful to quickly connect various Raptivity interactions, was launched recently. It lets Raptivity users create a logical and meaningful sequence of interactions quickly without depending on any other third party tool. From the time of Linker’s beta launch, Raptivity customers were involved in sharing feedback for its enhancements and various use cases where it could be used. Based on the feedback, Raptivity Linker’s launch version boasts of a plethora of exciting features. The new Raptivity Linker now comes with features like SCORM tracking, blank slides, and…
  • A Different Approach to Adult Learning Design

    Magdalene
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:43 am
    Pedagogy is how you teach children and Andragogy is how you teach adults.So how do adults learn? And how is it different from the learning designed for children?I recently attended a session by Rick Blunt on eLearning Guild’s online forum  The eLearning Guild online session Interactivity vs.Interaction: Align their Simplicities and Complexities.). Rick presented a very useful diagram which stated that there are 5 characteristics, which if acknowledged, can help eLearning professionals create more meaningful learning experiences for adult learners.Source: From presentation by Rick Blunt…
 
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    InformED

  • 12 Must-Read Books on Education for 2015

    Saga Briggs
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Few things are more satisfying than finally getting your hands on a book you’ve been meaning to read. In 2015, you’re going to want to make room in your schedule for a lot of satisfaction. Here are 12 books about education and learning you should look forward to reading this year: 1. Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education Ken Robinson Viking Books 7 May 2015 “Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organisation’s history. Now, the…
  • Blended Study: 10 Ways to Use Tech While You Learn

    Saga Briggs
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:57 pm
    We hear a lot about blended learning from an instructor’s perspective, but what about from a student’s perspective? In what ways can students use technology to support learning inside and outside their course sessions? Traditionally, studying involves a lot of passive reviewing. Reviewing texts, reviewing notes, reviewing lecture slides. But cognitive psychology tells us this isn’t the most effective way to retain information. The most effective learning is interactive, multi-modal, and based on science–in other words, qualities that technology can bring to the table.
  • 10 Smart Study Tactics That Support How The Brain Actually Works

    Saga Briggs
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Here’s the problem with what I’m about to tell you: these tactics may may be news to you, but in psychology circles most of them have been around for decades. Why does this matter? Because it means we could all have been getting smarter this whole time. Instead, we seem to be stuck with the same old notions of how learning works. What’s especially baffling is that these principles are actually quite easy to put into practice. Here’s one: instead of sticking to one location, simply alternate the room where you study in order to remember new information better.
  • 30 Useful Apps For Students You Probably Don’t Know About

    Marianne Stenger
    14 Mar 2015 | 3:24 pm
    The number of college students taking at least one online course has nearly doubled over the past five years according to a report by market research agency Refuel.  Online students are often faced with the challenge of juggling their academic responsibilities alongside families or full-time jobs, which is certainly no easy task. Technology can help students better manage their learning by providing everything from study aids and research tools to time-management apps, so it’s somewhat surprising to learn that few students are actually using such tools for learning purposes. The…
  • How Teaching Mindfulness Benefits Learning

    Saga Briggs
    7 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    It’s no secret that social and emotional well-being can directly influence academic outcomes. When we are in tune with our emotions, we pay attention to the right things and make sound decisions; when we fail to manage our feelings, our thinking becomes impaired. Many of us have been incorporating social-emotional learning (SEL) into our lesson plans for years. So what’s the deal with this “mindfulness” movement we keep hearing so much about? First off, mindfulness is not a replacement for social-emotional learning; it’s one strategy that supports it. Goals of…
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    USMLE / Internal Medicine ABIM Board Exam Review Blog

  • Internal Medicine Board Review: Dementia

    Admin
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:40 pm
    Dementia is an important topic to understand for the USMLE Step 3, ABIM, and on other medical exams where internal medicine is a major focus. The following is an excerpt out of Cracking the USMLE Step 3. Dementia Global cognitive decline in functioning Not limited to certain area of the brain Consciousness does not wax and wane like in delirium EEG usually normal Differential diagnosis of dementia: Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD) Vascular Dementia Pick’s Disease Pseudodementia Depression in the elderly that presents as dementia Remember to inquire about guilt, concentration, anhedonia, sleep,…
  • USMLE Step 3 Subject Review – Breast Cancer

    Admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Breast Cancer is an important topic to understand for the USMLE Step 3, ABIM, and on other medical exams where internal medicine is a major focus. The following is an excerpt out of Cracking the USMLE Step 3.  Risk factors include: Age (i.e., greater than 50) Female Family history BRCA 1, 2 Obesity Highfat diet Early menarche Late menopause Nulliparity HRT Previous history of breast cancer Signs and symptoms include: Most commonly presents as a firm mass in the upper outer quadrant of the breast Nipple or skin retraction Bloody nipple discharge Palpable axillary lymph nodes Back pain If…
  • Facebook Internal Medicine Question Bank Challenge Results

    Admin
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:32 am
    The 2nd Annual Knowmedge Internal Medicine Question Challenge has come to a close and we’re excited to announce the winners! A total of 47 people participated in this year’s Facebook contest. The contest awarded participants points for answering a series of 20 questions, pulled from a diverse set of internal medicine topics including Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology, and Hematology. Thank you to everyone for your participation and enthusiasm! We hope you all had fun, and learned a few things along the way as well! If you have any other ideas/suggestions to make medical…
  • Internal Medicine Question Bank Facebook Challenge 1st Half Results

    Admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:14 pm
    The Knowmedge Facebook Internal Medicine Question Bank results are in! There was certainly a lot of participation and after the 1st half, it’s still anyone’s game! The leaders are currently Arsalan, Aaron, and Rajesh. However, as we remember from last year, the eventual winner had a come from behind victory! Keep the rules in mind and keep plugging away! 1st correct answer: 4 points Correct answer: 3 points Incorrect answer: 1 point “Like” the question: 1 point “Share” the question: 1 point Here is the official scoreboard.  
  • Internal Medicine Board Review Courses – 2015

    Admin
    21 Feb 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Internal Medicine Board Review Courses Internal Medicine Board Review Courses Are you studying for the ABIM Internal Medicine Board Exam? We’ve touched upon our suggestions for studying for the ABIM exam including a brief overview of the independent internal medicine board review courses. There are a lot of internal medicine board review course options. We’ll cover the ones we’re aware of here. If you know of one we’ve missed, please post a comment or send us a note at support@knowmedge.com. Independent Internal Medicine Board Review Courses iMedicine Review iMedicine Review –…
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    Learnnovators

  • How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

    Ravi Pratap Singh
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    THE QUOTE “Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling; from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory) “The research isn’t heartening. We’re still seeing an avoidance of social learning, the continual use of courses as the…
  • Dan Pontefract – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

    Ravi Pratap Singh
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    ABOUT DAN PONTEFRACT (Author, Speaker, Chief Envisioner) Dan is author of “Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization” and is currently at work on the follow-up book. He is Chief Envisioner of TELUS Transformation Office; a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance corporate culture, leadership, learning, work styles & collaboration practices. Previously, as Head of Learning & Collaboration at TELUS, Dan was responsible for the overarching learning, collaboration & leadership development strategy for the company. Dan championed the…
  • Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

    Ravi Pratap Singh
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:38 pm
    ABOUT JOE GANCI (President, eLearningJoe, LLC) Joseph Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington. D.C. Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. Joe holds a degree in Computer Science, and writes books and articles about eLearning. He is widely considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development, and consults with clients worldwide. Joe is also a frequent teacher and presenter at industry conferences and at client sites, especially on the subject of eLearning development tools. His tool…
  • Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

    Ravi Pratap Singh
    8 Jan 2015 | 7:54 pm
    ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W. ALLEN (CEO and Chairman, Allen Interactions Inc.) Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. Authorware merged with MacroMind/Paracomp to become Macromedia, which was later acquired by Adobe. With a PhD in educational psychology from The Ohio State University, he is an adjunct associate professor at the…
  • 2014 – The Year In Review

    Ravi Pratap Singh
    30 Dec 2014 | 11:56 pm
    2014 has been a wonderful year for us, because it was replete with LEARNNOVATIONS (learning innovations). And, it has earned us many an insight from thought leaders who travelled along with us in our quest for knowledge. We started our journey of 2014 with a quick review of the previous year and followed it up with the under-mentioned: Completed the first anniversary of ‘Crystal Balling’ Interview Series If you have been following us, you would have noticed that it’s a year since we started publishing our Crystal Balling interview series with some of the eminent personalities of the…
 
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    SkyPrep

  • New Feature: HTML Email Templates

    Sep Barkhodaee
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    We love talking to our customers to find out where we can add extra value and take away some of those pesky pain points. You asked. We listened. This week we’ve released a brand new feature to motivate your learners and keep them engaged in the training process. Tired of manually sending out reminders? Not sure who’s receiving the notifications that they’re supposed to? We have your back. With our enhanced HTML Email Template feature released, you can now customize the styling of your messages, select which learners get emails and which admins get activity notifications, add…
  • Encourage Better Employee Health By Raising Awareness Of Common Office Ailments

    Sep Barkhodaee
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:43 am
    Winter is a time for snowy weather and hot beverages. For managers, however, winter is often synonymous with a variety of health risks as well. Cold and flu season can take a toll on office attendance, resulting in more employees taking sick days, which can cut into productivity and even profits.  But while flu awareness is crucial to keeping your office healthy, it's not the only health risk facing you and your employees. In fact, many potential medical concerns aren't specific to a season, but can create concerns year-round. Here are a few of the more common office ailments…
  • How You Can Maximize Motivation In Your Office

    Sep Barkhodaee
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    With the average work day clocking in at around eight hours – and even longer these days with the rise of telecommuting and working from home – it can be unrealistic to expect employees to devote every second of their time in the office to being productive. But one of the key tasks of a manager is to recognize when employees are blowing off steam and when motivation has actually dipped into dangerous levels, and to know how to  keep things on track. Even though producing and, when needed, jump-starting drive in your staff is essential, some managers may struggle with the best…
  • Consider These Programs To Boost Workplace Happiness

    Sep Barkhodaee
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:20 am
    Managers want their employees to be productive and successful, but it's also important not to overlook their happiness as well. If your employees want to come into the office, and enjoy the time they spend there, they'll be more motivated and engaged, and less likely to leave their positions or call out sick. But it may seem to some managers like workplace happiness and satisfaction is beyond the scope of the training that can be provided – after all, how can you teach job satisfaction? The good news is, this may not be as impossible a concept as you'd feared. Here are a…
  • Office Hacks To Keep Your Employees On Track

    Sep Barkhodaee
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
    Managing a team of employees can be a roller coaster ride for executives and management staff. Even though everyone is ostensibly working toward the same goal, the mixture of personality types, work habits and backgrounds that are inevitable in any office environment means that management needs to approach each situation differently depending on the people involved. Some workers are thorough and methodical, others may attempt to take on multiple tasks at once and keep several plates spinning. Knowing how to get the most out of your team is a process of understanding how each type of employee…
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    opensesame.com

  • Hello from Our New Office Wrangler, Emma

    Emma Holland
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:11 am
    Hello! My name is Emma Holland and I am absolutely thrilled to join the OpenSesame community as their new Office Wrangler! Northwest truly is best, and I am happy to be working for such an incredible local company. Before starting with OpenSesame, I was a bit of an adventurous nomad and spent my time working and living everywhere from the deep South, the Northeast, and also overseas in villages of Southern Uganda. Coming from countless years of customer service and administrative experience, I am thankful to be back in a startup office community. I have dual Bachelor of Arts degrees from…
  • The Five Golden Rules for Being a Human Resources Superhero

    Max Dubowy
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Entering into the world of human resources can be a daunting undertaking. You are a key stakeholder for recruiting, training, retaining, and developing your employee workforce. Your responsibilities can become overwhelming unless you break through your challenges to reveal your inner superhero. Human resource superheroes tend to be the first in line for a salary increase and promotions, and are generally well regarded amongst everyone in the company. Even though your colleagues might describe you as efficient, proactive, and productive, these qualities are sometimes not enough to qualify you…
  • The Role of The L&D Manager in Creating A Learning Culture

    Robin Schooling
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Peruse most any business publication or take a look at survey data of industry executives and you’ll see that senior leaders cite innovation, agility, and adeptness at change management to be of paramount importance as their organizations seek a competitive advantage in today’s fast-paced economy. Of course the ability to innovate or navigate change doesn’t happen through osmosis or merely because it’s desired; it requires embedding the appropriate values and behaviors within the cultural DNA of the organization. Organizational culture, as we know, is the living embodiment of all the…
  • The Importance of Visuals in eLearning

    Anna Taylor
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The world is made up of many different learners. To reach and help as many of these learners succeed as possible you need to be able to mix teaching methods in a logical and dynamic way. Those who learn best by listening, reading, watching, or through visual cues need to be able to understand the knowledge you’re trying to impart. This is why utilizing visuals in elearning, when done well, can help ensure that what you’re trying to teach isn’t just heard or seen, its understood. Graphs, charts, images, and video effectively capture attention and convey ideas where words run the risk of…
  • How Big Data Will Shake Up eLearning

    ArminHopp
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    There’s a lot of talk about big data and how it helps businesses become more responsive to customers’ fast-changing needs. This type of thinking can equally be applied to corporate Learning and Development. Until recently, HR and L&D Managers have approached skills development from a business need perspective. But now, big data, revealing the way vast and detailed insights on learner behavior, is opening up more opportunities to build effective learning environments than ever before. The increasing availability of learner data is set to change training, both in terms of its planning…
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    Online Education Integrated Learning Platform E-Learning Resources

  • How Numeracy Games Help Kids Learning Math Education

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Kids Learning Math EducationKids Learning Math EducationChildren of your young age will still only learn through fun and games. Anything that seems boring or uninteresting into a child enables their mind to wander. Preschoolers have to be kept occupied and entertained therefore definitely an abundance of fun and games from the classroom possibly at house critical for their early development. Maths specifically can involve difficult concepts to figure out, so introducing a number of games to their lives is crucial of their early years. At preschool age, a young child incorporates a brain…
  • Real-World Courses Online Secrets Across The USA

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Real-World courses online Secrets Across The USAThere has to be perfection in the area of education. The teachers develop our future of course, if the teachers will not be reliable then a future aren't going to be stable. The teacher employment market is usually not stable today and among more and more people the teachers should be the very best. These days the teachers will take up these courses available from the many universities so that you can hone their skills further. The value of ones resume can not be increased by to spend to have it. Yes, the classes are pretty costly though the…
  • Mass Communication Courses After 12th

    13 Mar 2015 | 7:18 pm
    Education is an essential part of the life today. The process of attaining education really is limitless which enable it to be performed at every age. The recent trends have given students the pliability and opportunity of acquiring degrees by making use of both full-time together with learning online courses. The notion of online correspondence courses was specifically germinated with the need for candidates pursuing professional careers. Earlier many of these candidates were without the benefit of attaining additional professional degrees, including MBA, MCA and Journalism and Mass…
  • Kids Learning Math Games

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Learn Math NumbersKids Learning Math Games Enhance Learning Experience: Nowadays essentially everything depends on Technological innovation in one kind or another; why not use it maximum a chance to help educates our kids. Kids learning math games are most efficient way to make mathematical amazing and fun to be learning. Actually, there are many online education games for kids available these times which might support not completely in educating, moreover in strengthen assured ideas. What is more; the frustrating majority of them are often used at home further as within the class room,…
  • College and University for Learning Distance Online Courses

    7 Dec 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Learning Distance Online CoursesThe twenty first century goes to alter how individuals learn and earn their degrees of choices. Many of the world’s colleges and Universities for learning distance online courses are studying distance learning programs. Distance Learning permits you to urge a top quality university education from anyplace within the world; however from the comfort of your home! Improve your education while not compromising your work, your lovely family or your personal life.What is distance learning?Distance learning is a technique of studying in which Education obtained…
 
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    Administrate

  • Join Us at DevLearn 2015 in Las Vegas

    Kim Morrison
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:56 am
    We’re heading to Las Vegas to exhibit at DevLearn 2015, and if you’re in the area, we’d love to see you! When: September 30-October 2, 2015 Where: MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV At DevLearn 2015 you’ll be able to see a demonstration of the entire Administrate... Read More
  • How to Use Feedback to Improve Your Work

    Kim Morrison
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    Asking for feedback can be a difficult thing, but it’s a very important part of the learning process. If you want to know what you’re doing well, or what points you need to improve on, you’ll need to be prepared to ask your trainer or teacher for feedback on your... Read More
  • How to Keep Your Staff Engaged in Workplace Training

    Kim Morrison
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    In a previous post, we looked at how you can make workplace training more fun for your staff. While having fun training sessions is all well and good, if your staff can’t see the point of training, or can’t see how it will relate to their normal working day, pretty... Read More
  • Announcing Extended Customer Support Hours

    Kim Morrison
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:51 am
    One of the things we love about our customers is that they’re located all over the world.  Today, we have customers on six continents and dozens of countries, and we’re proud of the fact that the sun never sets on the Administrate customer base. We want to make sure customers... Read More
  • Lessons from Sports Coaching for Business Trainers

    John Peebles
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:49 am
    Last week I had the privilege of speaking at a meeting of the Customer Service Training Network held in London.  We were introduced to the CSTN by their founder, Don Hales, who had enjoyed one of our weekly training tips we sent out last summer.  I was asked if we... Read More
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    Origin Learning - A Learning Solutions Blog

  • Tips for Creating Scenario Based Learning

    Origin Learning
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    Scenario based learning is very effective when employees must be given real world practice before they actually try their hand on a new role. These ‘scenarios’ or ‘situations’ are created to mimic typical, real experiences that a given employee would have on a day of his/her job. SBL is best applied when it requires learners to apply critical thinking and decision making skills and learn from failures or successful outcomes. However, for that to happen, instructional designers must be able to create scenarios that are a relevant and successful blend of the different factors that can…
  • 4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory

    Origin Learning
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:40 am
    What is the Situated Learning Theory? Situated learning, simply put, is learning that takes place in the same context in which it is applied. It was first proposed by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger as a model of learning in among group of people who share a craft and/or a profession, i.e., a community of practice.The basic tenet of the theory is that abstract knowledge usually given in the classroom is harder to retain. Real learning happens only when it is contextual – meaning, when students can directly apply it in authentic activities, contexts and cultures. For example, an electrical…
  • Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond

    Origin Learning
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:37 am
    Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 and was nearly 30 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000 Mobile video traffic exceeded 50 percent of total mobile data traffic for the first time in 2012 Mobile network (cellular) connection speeds grew 20 percent in 2014 In 2014, on an average, a smart device generated 22 times more traffic than a non-smart device. These are just some excerpts from Cisco’s Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update for 2014 to 2019, but they clearly prove a point. That, the usage of mobiles is growing faster than ever…
  • The don’ts of eLearning Instructional Design

    Origin Learning
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:07 am
    Sometimes it could be confusing to draw the line between what’s useful and what’s not. This criterion is very important when it comes to eLearning Instructional design. Right from the content creation to the design of the page, there are several ways in which it could go wrong. Below are the lists of don’ts when it comes to eLearning instructional design. Don’t start design without a plan Planning your eLearning content is as important as anything else and it is very important to start your designs only after you’ve decided on course action and game plan. By having a plan you save…
  • Making BYOD Work: Benefits And Best Practices

    Origin Learning
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:53 am
    Bring Your Own Device or BYOD as it is popularly called, is not just another fad. It is a powerful trend slated for growth in the learning domain – both at the academic as well as enterprise level. The reason for this is simple: BYOD gives organizations the best of both worlds – lesser costs of providing hardware yet the ability to capitalize on technological devices. On the learners’ side too, BYOD is a win-win since they don’t have to manage separate devices for personal and professional work. Besides, to be able to work on a familiar, personal device is far more comforting.
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    TalentLMS Blog - eLearning | Instructional Design | LMS

  • Learning Goals: The Why and the How

    John Laskaris
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    Have you ever participated in a marathon? A cross-country marathon? Maybe a walk for a cause? You register for this event and arrive at the designated time and place. You greet everyone and know you belong, because you have a similar sports gear on (t-shirt, wrist band, caps etc).You receive the road-map of the route you have to take. You have a clear view of the start and finish points on this road map. You know the distance between the points and you also know the estimated time taken to complete the race/walk.In addition, you know the points on the road map at which you change into your…
  • Delivering highly effective eLearning courses – Infographic

    John Laskaris
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    This is it! No more fretting over planning. No more fuss over building. And absolutely no more lost sleep over marketing strategies.Yes! A complete eLearning program design and deployment package for all aspiring and daring individuals who believe in changing the training strategies in their organization. Look no further beyond our “bird’s eye view” infographic to determine all the required elements to build a successful eLearning course. With the infographic as your beacon you can navigate easily through our eBook.This eBook is all you will ever need to create that first…
  • TalentLMS WordPress plugin version 4.0

    V Prountzos
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    We have just released a simplified and amplified version of the WordPress plugin for TalentLMS. The new plugin reduces the backend complexity and provides a centralized dashboard for sync and update activities. Continue reading for what is new and important! InstallationThere are two ways you can install the TalentLMS WordPress plugin in your WordPress site. The first one is the automatic installation through the WordPress plugin panel and the second one is the manual installation.Automatic installationTo automatically add the TalentLMS WordPress Plugin use the WordPress built-in plugin…
  • Introducing Subscription Payments and the Integrated Calendar

    John Laskaris
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    The new TalentLMS release, which has been rolled-out transparently for all our users, brings with it the usual suite of enhancements, workflow improvements and bug-fixes.What we’re mostly enthusiastic about, though, are the two major new features it brings: integrated calendaring and support for subscription payments. In this post we’ll walk you through those two features, so you get a good feel of what they now make possible in TalentLMS. Integrated calendarTalentLMS now offers a built-in calendar system. If you’ve ever used Google’s calendar or perhaps MS…
  • Failures in Training Management

    John Laskaris
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    Who in your organization is responsible for managing training?No other than the human resource heroes! Employees reach out to human resources for several policies and procedures. They look for guidance and support and even mentorship.Feeling stressed at work? Contact the HR department for any organization-based solutions. They will come up with a list of resources, tutorials, facilities and stress management groups! Don’t be surprised if they come up with just anything to suffice your performance or personal needs. With this credibility comes great responsibility! As an HR personnel, you…
 
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    Learning In The Cloud

  • Personalized Learning: 5 Marketing-Minded LMS Tools

    Expertus - Innovation in Enterprise Learning
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:44 am
    By Joy Church Millard, Sr. Editor, Expertus Joy Church Millard, Sr. Editor, Expertus Personalization. Some people think of it as a hot trend in Millennial marketing. But who doesn’t want to feel unique? Personalized service is really just smart business. Companies that cater to individual needs are rewarded with customer loyalty. And more loyalty means more revenues. This is especially true in digital environments, as research shows: 74% of online shoppers get frustrated when content and promotions don’t seem relevant 75% like personalization because it helps them find…
  • “Mobile Up!” How to Put Muscle Behind Learning On-The-Go

    Expertus - Innovation in Enterprise Learning
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:48 am
    By Caleb Johnson, Director of Strategic Accounts, Expertus Caleb Johnson, Director of Strategic Accounts, Expertus Are you familiar with the expression, “cowboy up”? Those of us who live in the southwest consider it a call for bravery in the face of a tough challenge. It’s about digging deep and pushing past obstacles to get a difficult job done. These days, learning organizations are facing some tough new challenges. As the economic recovery kicks in, corporate leaders are eager to improve business performance by sharpening workforce skills and competency. At the…
  • Learning Luminary Interview: Todd Tauber, Bersin

    Expertus - Innovation in Enterprise Learning
    6 Feb 2015 | 7:14 am
    By Joy Church Millard, Sr. Editor, Expertus Editor’s Note: Welcome to the fourth interview in our “Learning Luminaries” series — where we showcase conversations with the brightest and most innovative minds in the world of enterprise training and development! This month, we feature Todd Tauber, VP of Learning and Development Research at Bersin by Deloitte, where he analyzes all facets of workforce learning, learning technology, and high-impact learning organizations. I spoke with Todd soon after Bersin released its 2015 Enterprise Learning Trends report, which Todd…
  • LMS Selection Advice: Who Do You Trust?

    Expertus - Innovation in Enterprise Learning
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    By Gordon Johnson, VP Marketing, Expertus Gordon Johnson, VP Marketing, Expertus Corporate learning transformation. For years, it seemed like wishful thinking — available only to a few visionary L&D leaders with very deep pockets. But now, that promise is within reach for any organization — thanks to recent innovations in learning management systems, cloud computing, social networks and mobile technologies. As the economy rebounds, it’s no wonder demand for next-gen LMS platforms continues to surge. Not surprisingly, LMS supply is also on the rise. Analysts say…
  • LMS Predictions 2015: Mother of All Crystal Ball Picks

    Expertus - Innovation in Enterprise Learning
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    By Gordon Johnson, VP Marketing, Expertus Gordon Johnson, VP Marketing, Expertus “It’s difficult to make predictions — especially about the future.” - Danish Proverb Forecasts are naturally uncertain. But for training professionals, one thing is always a sure bet. At the start of each year, the future of learning management systems takes center stage, as a wave of “crystal ball” blog posts, reports and webinars rolls across the business landscape. All that advice can be overwhelming — especially this year, with so many predictions fueled…
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  • Top 10 Global Human Capital Trends for 2015 | Part 1

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    Deloitte University Press has released their Guide to Global Human Capital Trends for 2015. This is research based on interviews and surveys involving over 3,300 businesses and HR leaders from over 100 countries, asking HR leaders to determine the talent challenges their organizations face, and to assess their preparedness to meet these challenges. Each of these trends correlate with capability gaps - specific ones that would benefit from prioritization. This year, “softer” areas such as culture and engagement are becoming more prevalent priorities, involving revamping entire strategy to…
  • Four Benefits of Blended Learning for Clinical Training

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    Healthcare professionals work in high-pressure and high-stress environments, where they must be prepared on a daily basis for any and every situation, life-threatening or otherwise. So isn’t it safe to say that it benefits everyone when these professionals have the most effective systems for training, and education? Clinicians’ knowledge has to be up-to-date, and it needs to be delivered efficiently. The teaching, the practice, and the enforcement of this knowledge and information is an integral part of the healthcare system, and the inclusion of these components is why it works as well…
  • LMS Market Overview | 2015

    SeanH
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:47 pm
    The learning management system (LMS) market is growing fast and it doesn’t look like its about to slow down anytime soon. According to Forbes the LMS market was well over $2.5 billion and will grow to $8 billion by 2018 with North America leading the market share. Rapid growth in the LMS market can be explained by many factors but two key points that stand out are as follows:
  • Six Ways to Deliver Corporate eLearning with Moodle

    16 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
    A common misconception about Moodle is that it is only used by the education sector for the purpose of providing online learning. This is simply not the case given Moodle’s diverse functionalities and it’s proven utility in almost every industry. Moodle is used by organizations in a variety of fields, including but not limited to healthcare, government, enterprise and non-profit, in countless different ways. In our eBook, Corporate eLearning: Six Strategies for Leveraging Moodle,  we discuss six of the most common ways Moodle is used to reach business objectives by organizations of…
  • 6 Expert Insights into Corporate Learning Trends

    5 Mar 2015 | 11:07 am
    It’s becoming evident that predictive trends are beneficial to the e-learning industry because they allow organizations to capitalize on these trends before they take off. Lambda has been in this industry for 13 years, so we fully understand the power of predictive trends. We talked to 7 e-Learning experts and asked them what trends they thought would have the biggest impact on the way we learn at work this year. Here are just a few of the tips we received.
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  • Chloe Britton joins Wranx as our Brand Manager!

    Chloe from Wranx
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    As a new exciting company, Jon Davies was looking for somebody to be the online presence for everything Wranx and thought a graduate would be ideal so contacted John Hall CEO of Professional Liverpool for support. With a clear objective to promote professional excellence in Liverpool and the City Region they facilitate the development of business and personal relationships among its members enabling access to a variety of support services. John having worked closely with Anne Donnelly, Business Development Manager at the University of Liverpool Management School introduced him to Steve Wood…
  • Key ideas to boost your advertising sales

    Chloe from Wranx
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Despite the fact that the majority of sales staff always have a challenge on their hands when it comes to shifting a certain product or service, those in the business of advertising arguably have a much tougher task. In an ever-changing industry where other forms of promotion and publicity are becoming increasingly effective, these men and women are usually given the job of selling something the buyer probably doesn’t need. On top of that, prospects probably aren’t listening and will usually say no regardless of what is being offered. Constantly coming up against these obstacles can be…
  • What is the “Moments of Need” learning model?

    Jon from Wranx
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    When it comes to any sort of instruction, schooling or teaching, thought leaders Conrad Gottfredson and Bob Mosher believe there are five specific situations where people need to learn. You may not be familiar with the “Moments of Need” model, but it can be hugely beneficial from a corporate training perspective. In contrast to formal methods of learning and knowledge acquisition, which concentrates on achievements and certification, the five Moments of Needs are more concerned with proficiency. This involves a combination of formal, informal, social and real-time learning strategies.
  • Continual Learning in the Workplace

    Jon from Wranx
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:12 am
    Even if you’ve been part of a certain company or specific industry for years, there is a good chance that things aren’t the same as they were a decade or so ago. In fact, even over a length of time as short as the past 12 months, certain aspects of the role, organisation or sector may have changed dramatically. Nowadays, business moves forward incredibly quickly and it is imperative to move with the times. Entrepreneurs and enterprises staying ahead of the curve are bound to be better prepared and more likely to succeed, while those left trailing behind will ultimately fail. But whatever…
  • Measuring the ROI of sales training

    Jon from Wranx
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:49 am
    Conducting and carrying out sales training is a common tactic used by a variety of businesses to improve bottom line performance. In addition to teaching members of staff new skills and expertise, it can also change an employee’s attitude and behaviour at work. What’s more, teaching and tuition may even fuel your workforce’s thirst for knowledge, thus improving personal development and increasing promotion opportunities. However, what is the point of performing training courses or programmes if you do not measure how successful they have been? On top of that, you may never know whether…
 
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  • What Internet Service Provider Is The Fastest / Most Reliable In Lagos

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:39 am
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    14 Mar 2015 | 12:26 am
    Hi guys, been a minute we wrote any new tutorials on here, well we are back now to helping you solve general day to day problems. Today we want to talk about the HP Envy M6, a very common problem with this line of PC’s is that you may start it up and the power... Read More Source: HP Envy M6 Not Starting Up: How To Fix
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    20 Jan 2015 | 11:32 am
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  • How Not To Clean Your HP Envy M6 (With Back-Lit Keys)

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    20 Jan 2015 | 12:28 am
    The Envy M6 is a generally great computer, you just have to love the build quality and the design. As beautifully built as it is, it is extremely fragile. Popularly known as the Mac Book clone of the century, this beautiful machine like its Mac counterparts is quite fragile. We have decided to make a... Read More Source: How Not To Clean Your HP Envy M6 (With Back-Lit Keys)
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    eFront Blog

  • e-Learning software made with passion and PHP

    Nikos Andriotis
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    As with any successful recipe, there are several key ingredients we use in creating our software here at Epignosis HQ: a passion for creating things; an understanding of the e-learning market and our customers needs; hard work and long hours; hard-core programming chops; ketchup (just kidding). There are also the technical ingredients, such as our use of development language. We use PHP for developing our products, and we are extremely satisfied with this choice. After all, and if we may say so, the results speak for themselves. In this behind-the-scenes post we’ll delve in why we opted…
  • e-Learning for NGOs

    Nikos Andriotis
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    By now it should be well established that e-learning is no fad. If it has taken the world by storm, it is because it caters to a very real demand for fast, asynchronous, cost-effective and scalable education that has emerged in our fast-paced, inter-connected and trans-national world. It’s no wonder then, that it’s a good fit not only for educational institutions and businesses, but also for NGOs, as these organizations (from Greenpeace and Doctors Without Borders to your local non-profit volunteer group) are the epitome of fast-paced, inter-connected and trans-national entities:…
  • e-Learning For Marketing Agencies

    Nikos Andriotis
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:40 am
    Marketing needs better marketing. I mean, we always hear about the heroic entrepreneurs or inventors that created some new product or service (e.g. Jobs, Zuckerberg, Larry Page and the rest), but we seldom hear about the marketing departments and agencies that helped make it a success after it was created. Maybe that’s because most people think that marketing is superfluous, and that “if you build it, they will come”. Well, this might have worked for Kevin Costner, but it’s a sure-fire way to tank in the market for the rest of us. It doesn’t matter if you have…
  • Low maintanance – taking care of your eFrontPro installation

    Nikos Andriotis
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    The Maintenance section is perhaps the less well known eFrontPro administration page, but it really shouldn’t be. In it you’ll find some tools to help you keep your eFrontPro installation in top notch condition, as well as a few very helpful diagnostic tools for when things go wrong. If you’re an eFrontPro administrator it sure pays to familiarize yourself with what’s on offer there, and this post will attempt to help you do just that. As most eFrontPro UI pages, the Maintenance section is comprised of several sub-sections, each dedicated to a specific functionality…
  • Starting up on e-learning for your startup

    Nikos Andriotis
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    There are only few things in business more challenging and rewarding than running your own startup. We should know, we founded Epignosis as one, and we continue to run it with the same entrepreneurial spirit that served us so well back in the day. The best thing about a startup is of course the chance to create something out of nothing. And also the feel of having control of what you produce and, ultimately, of your own destiny (however incomplete that control might be). Of course running a startup also has a number of drawbacks. It involves a big risk, considering that the majority of…
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    elearnhero

  • Testing the Market

    Paal Ringstad
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    The post Testing the Market appeared first on elearnhero.
  • Become an SEO manager

    Paal Ringstad
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
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    Paal Ringstad
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:24 am
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  • Digging deeper into SEO

    Paal Ringstad
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
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  • Google AdWords tutorial 2015

    Sydney Cohen
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    A full guide to get started with Google Adwords. Thomas Larrieu shares his insights about what you should know to get started with Adwords. The post Google AdWords tutorial 2015 appeared first on elearnhero.
 
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  • 3 Tips and Resources to Make Moodle Beautiful

    Catherine Conradt
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    Does Moodle and all of its bells and whistles have your head spinning?  Or worse…your users’ heads?  Here are 3 tips to make Moodle easier on the eyes. Appropriate Color Schemes If your logo colors are navy blue and orange, your site probably shouldn’t be lime green and red.  Choosing theme and text colors that don’t match your brand will create a site that looks dishevelled.  If your main colors are too bold or funky, try choosing a more neutral shade and pairing it with white or gray.  Need color inspiration?  Click here to visit Adobe Color CC where you can…
  • 5 Features Every LMS Should Have

    Joseph Conradt
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:42 am
    Ask any educator or administrator, and they will tell you their LMS needs better reporting, viewing on Mobile, and integrated e-commerce. Take a look at this infographic for the top 5 features every LMS should have. The post 5 Features Every LMS Should Have appeared first on CourseBit.
  • Online college students miss professor interaction

    Joseph Conradt
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:56 am
    Recently a study was conducted at Kent State University asking 250 students their opinions of online courses. The findings were that students missed the interaction of in-person classes. They specifically addressed concerns over the level of interaction with professors. Studying online is often more isolating and difficult to communicate. “When students take online classes, they don’t expect that they are going to miss the interaction, but once they start every day getting on the computer and looking up their assignments themselves and doing everything themselves, they kind of miss their…
  • eLearning Growth (Infographic)

    admin
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:17 am
    Cool Infographic on eLearning statistics.   The post eLearning Growth (Infographic) appeared first on CourseBit.
  • Moodle Security Tips

    Joseph Conradt
    1 Feb 2015 | 10:43 am
    How to ensure privacy and security for your Moodle site. Keep your Moodle site secure with these helpful tips. Share your experiences or advice in the comment section below. Use Roles properly Moodle’s role system allows you to define user capabilities that can be very specific. Instead of giving a user full admin privileges, evaluate what that user needs access to. Odds are most users will not need access to everything. This is especially important if you are having a 3rd party access your site. Example situation: You are granting access to an instructional design consultant who will…
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    The Internet In Everyday Life | Grovo Blog

  • How Learning Makes the Perfect Millennial Employee

    Jonathan Pack
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:39 pm
    The reality about millennials in the workplace is a truth so bold and unvarnished that no respectable news outlet would dare to publish it: We are among the hardest working members of any office we enter. That’s about it. A… Continue reading →
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  • Why do Professionals Train?

    Jonathan Pack
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    Workforce training is more popular than ever, but too often, companies do it without the proper forethought. Businesses spend $70 billion per year (and rising) on training, but much of it goes towards programs that set out to achieve vague… Continue reading →
  • 5 Personal Branding Tips from Joshua Waldman

    Jonathan Pack
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:40 am
      Source: http://careerenlightenment.com/ You’re probably a pretty charming person in real life. Hundreds of Facebook friends can’t be wrong, right? Unfortunately, your online projection of your professional life is likely not as compelling to potential hirers as you might like.… Continue reading →
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