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  • The LMS Shopping Rush Is On! What’s Driving Buyers?

    Learning In The Cloud
    Expertus - Innovation in Enterprise Learning
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    By Gordon Johnson, VP Marketing, Expertus Gordon Johnson, VP Marketing, Expertus Is your organization looking for a new LMS? Join the crowd! As 2014 draws to a close, demand for next-generation learning management systems is booming. In fact, according to industry analyst, Josh Bersin, the global LMS market grew by more than 21% over the past year. It’s now reclaiming center stage as the fastest growing HR software segment. What’s more, the LMS recently earned a spot on Bersin’s “Top 10 Disruptions in HR Technology.” What is fueling this renewed…
  • LMS Vendors – A Curated List

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    Adam
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:38 am
    To make a complete list of all the LMS Vendors is an attempt at an impossibility. It is without a question a complicated and tedious list to make available, as this area of technology is one of the most fragmented yet most desired markets in the education and employee training sector. That, of course, won’t stop us to at least attempt at providing you with a partially complete list of  the top LMS vendors that are on our own radar. We will do our best to shed some light each one of these learning management system vendors and e-learning vendors, as some are geared more for corporate…
  • Know Your Mobile LMS: Responsive Design vs. Apps

    Learning In The Cloud
    Expertus - Innovation in Enterprise Learning
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:32 am
    By guest expert, John Leh If your organization is one of the many looking for a better LMS right now, there’s a good chance mobile learning is at the top of your “must have” list. Knowing this, every vendor will say their learning management system works on any mobile device. But before you sign a contract, be sure you understand the logic behind their mobile capabilities. Why? Here’s an obvious reason. Navigating a full-size webpage on a smartphone is just plain painful: Pan left … pan right … scroll down … go left again … zoom … right ……
  • Bringing out the Best through Online learning: How can e-learning help introvert learners?

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    Arunima Majumdar
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:33 am
    Today, organizations spend a lot of time and money creating training programs to develop and hone the skills of their workforce. These programs are extremely beneficial for extrovert learners who do not hesitate to sign up for courses – online or classroom – in order to learn more and excel. However, training development strategies often focus on extrovert learners – leaving out a large section of introvert learners. This is a grave mistake because it restricts the reach of learning and diminishes its impact. While extrovert learners excel through group projects or presentations, other…
  • Here’s a Free E-Learning Template Made with Free Icons

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    tom
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:56 pm
    One of the challenges I pose in our workshops is to create an elearning template using free resources like some of the free images and free icons you find online. Free Icons for Your E-Learning Template Here are three four good resources for free icons: Iconfinder Icons8 Flaticon Find Icons Create an E-Learning Template Using Free Icons The first step is to find an icon style you like. Try to use icons from the same pack. Also, look for icons you can use for commercial use. And of course, give attribution to the creator. Here are a few ideas if you’re not sure how to give attribution in…
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  • The Development of Online Distance Education in Saudi Arabia

    fsaba
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    The population of Saudi Arabia is estimated to be around 20 million citizens, with 9 million additional foreigners. eLearn Magazine
  • 5 Things We Know About College Students in 2014

    fsaba
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:48 am
    Everybody wants to know what college students are thinking, especially educators and marketers. What do they like? What are they like? Wired Campus
  • The Pulse: Jay Bhatt of Blackboard

    fsaba
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:43 am
      This month’s edition of The Pulse podcast features the second part of a two-part interview with Jay Bhatt, the chief executive officer of Blackboard. Inside Higher Ed
  • Learning Analytics

    fsaba
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining in Practice: A Systematic Literature Review of Empirical Evidence This paper aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive background for understanding current knowledge on Learning Analytics (LA) and Educational Data Mining (EDM) and its impact on adaptive learning. It constitutes an overview of empirical evidence behind key objectives of the potential adoption of LA/EDM in generic educational strategic planning. We examined the literature on experimental case studies conducted in the domain during the past six years (2008-2013). Search terms…
  • Teaching the disembodied: Othering and activity systems in a blended synchronous learning situation

    fsaba
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:20 pm
    This study examines what happens when online and campus students participate in real time in the same campus classroom. Before this study, postgraduate students studying online in a course intended primarily as professional development for language educators were taking the course through reading the course literature including assigned articles, writing reflective texts in the asynchronous forum and doing the course assignments. They had a very different experience than the campus students who met weekly for discussion of the reading. Some online students were not active enough in the…
 
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  • Microsoft is Dumping Clip Art. What Are You Going to Do?

    tom
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Not sure if you saw the news, but Microsoft is going to dump clip art. In its place, you’ll have access to a Bing image search, which will be filtered by Creative Commons licensing. Theoretically the images can be used in your courses and presentations. However that may not be the case. Here are a few quick thoughts. Clip Art is Often Crap Art While there’s a lot of clip art available, most of it is dated and hasn’t been updated to reflect more contemporary visual design and styles. Unfortunately many of those images end up in presentations and elearning courses. Because people tend to…
  • Top PowerPoint Tips

    tom
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:30 pm
    PowerPoint is probably the single best multimedia application available because of its versatility. You can create presentations, rapid elearning courses, illustrations, videos, mobile learning and even books for publishing. PowerPoint also offers ease of entry. That means someone with no experience can open the application and get started. And the person with lots of experience is given all sorts of capability. The main challenge with PowerPoint is that many people don’t fully understand the features and usually do very basic work with PowerPoint. And of course a lot of the negativity…
  • Tips & Tricks to Becoming an E-Learning Pro

    tom
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Now’s a good time to get started in the elearning industry. It’s still growing and doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down any time soon. Knowing how to get started with elearning is one of the most common questions I get. People usually want to know about schools and formal education as well as where to gain practical skills. What skills do I need to be an elearning pro? One of the challenges for today’s designers is that the authoring tools are easier to use and empower you to create all sorts of interactive content. That means you are doing more to create your courses which…
  • Here’s a Free E-Learning Template Made with Free Icons

    tom
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:56 pm
    One of the challenges I pose in our workshops is to create an elearning template using free resources like some of the free images and free icons you find online. Free Icons for Your E-Learning Template Here are three four good resources for free icons: Iconfinder Icons8 Flaticon Find Icons Create an E-Learning Template Using Free Icons The first step is to find an icon style you like. Try to use icons from the same pack. Also, look for icons you can use for commercial use. And of course, give attribution to the creator. Here are a few ideas if you’re not sure how to give attribution in…
  • More Answers to Your E-Learning Questions

    tom
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:03 pm
    I’ve just finished a number of workshops and capped it off with a session at Devlearn. It was a great time of meeting many of you and learning more about what you do. As always I get a bunch of questions via email when I travel. Here are answers to frequently asked questions. I don’t have a large budget or a lot of time, but I’d like to use more video in my courses. Is there an easy way to do this? Yes. Years ago producing video was expensive and labor-intensive. Today, many of us have smart phones to record and even edit video. Videos don’t need to be big productions. Once you have a…
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  • Dumping my land line

    Jay Cross
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:52 pm
    I’m cutting the copper cord. My long-time business land line [(510) 528-3105] goes dead on Tuesday. I’ve been encouraging people to use my smartphone [(510) 323-5380] for the last six months. Please make a note of it. The stupid land line is a phone-spam magnet. It rings two or three times a day. I can’t count the times my “Google specialist” called to put me on page 1 of people’s results. Indians call, offering to help me figure out Windows (I am 100% Mac.) Most of the time, there’s no one on the other end at all; I just get dead air. Getting rid of…
  • Peeragogy

    Jay Cross
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:50 pm
    In his keynote presentation at Online Educa Berlin last week, Howard Rheingold emphasized co-learning. Since the teacher learns more than the student, let’s all be both teachers and students. Esteemed co-learners, your job is to create new co-learning communities. If a group doesn’t exist for facilitate your informal learning, make one. Peeragogy is a set of techniques for collaborative learning and work. It’s a both a discipline and a living book. Howard kicked off the Peeragogy project, many authors contributed to the work, and now a team is dedicated to making it…
  • My 13th Online Educa Berlin

    Jay Cross
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Why Online Educa Berlin is just so damn much fun! writes Donald Clark. I couldn’t agree more, so I won’t repeat him. Online Educa is 20 years old. This was my 13th time. Me, on the right, attending the Jazz Age party at Educa. The Christmas Market at the Europa Center The Kurfurstendamm in lights Howard Rheingold, outside the former Stasi headquarters. Inside, an extensive exhibit on the Gestapo. Stephen Downes makes a great case for personal (not personalized) learning. Howard Rheingold is a champion of co-learning. Take a look at Peeragogy. Online Educa is a crossroads for…
  • Berlin, here I come

    Jay Cross
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:40 pm
    I’m packing my bags for OnLine Educa Berlin. This is the event’s 20th birthday. It will be my tenth. Or maybe my eleventh.  Every year, ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN attracts over 2000 participants from 100 countries worldwide, making it the most comprehensive annual meeting place for technology-supported learning and training professionals. THIS YEAR’S ONLINE EDUCA THEMES Changing Learning Modern education is evolving into a different shape. Faced with the demands of an ever more complex world, today’s learning is being delivered in a multiplicity of forms and a variety of new…
  • Cruising the Danube with Viking River Cruises

    Jay Cross
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:53 am
    Uta and I took a Viking River Cruise down the Danube from October 31 to November 7. Everyone from my doctor to our airport driver had seen Viking ads on Public Television and wanted to hear how it went. Here goes. Would we do it again? Absolutely — if the locations were desirable. Our cruise started in Nürnberg, and stopped in Regensberg, Passau, Melk, and Vienna before ending in Budapest. (Itinerary.) We’d been to Nürnberg, Regensberg, and Passau before, but that was more than 40 years ago. We’d spent a week in Vienna last year. Budapest was a new one for us. All of these…
 
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  • becoming collectively smarter

    Harold Jarche
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:53 am
    We are in the midst of a nano-bio-info-techno-cogno revolution. We are entering the network era and change is coming fast, which may sound like a cliché, but consider the last major shift we went through. We had lots of time for our institutions to adapt. When markets came about, we had a few hundred years to move from the Hanseatic League, adopt double-entry bookkeeping, and progress to high frequency trading. We also were able to develop education systems, from one-room schoolhouses, to public universities, and later business schools to fuel the new corporations. Today, we are seriously…
  • finding perpetual beta

    Harold Jarche
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    My second ebook, finding perpetual beta, is now available. Scroll down to read a description of the contents. You will receive a nicely formatted and edited 75-page book, that is also copy-protection free so you can read it on any device, share it with friends, or print it. The ebook is available for $24. If you want to share it with all your colleagues at work, you can purchase an organizational license for $119. This ebook contains a series of reflections on the themes originally presented in seeking perpetual beta, published in April, 2014. The aim of finding perpetual beta is to dig…
  • knowledge is personal

    Harold Jarche
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Knowledge management, for me, is personal. A big conceit of the knowledge management (KM) field is that knowledge can be transferred, but unlike information or data, it cannot. Knowledge is personal. While knowledge cannot really be transferred, our experiences can be shared. Perhaps that is why we love stories. They are a glimpse into others’ knowledge, more nuanced than any other communication medium. Stories make us human, and the best people to learn from are those who are able to admit that they mismanaged, botched, or bungled something. Of course, this can be a real challenge in…
  • Sharing some ideas

    Harold Jarche
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:30 am
    Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds. “as soon as a company has a Chief Innovation Officer you know that company has a problem” – Tim Cook – via @BrunoGebarski @C4LPT – “You don’t get “big data” in workplace learning – only “little data”. But beware – it is usually incomplete.“ @mintzberg141 – “Mike—you should have been here yesterday.” “In practice … all strategy-making walks on two feet, one deliberate, the other emergent. For…
  • We are the media, now what?

    Harold Jarche
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    One of the potential downsides of a network society is that deception, especially by those with power over the communications platforms, will become all-too-common. John Pilger takes a look at this, focusing much of the blame on professional journalists in War by media and the triumph of propaganda. Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? Why are censorship and distortion standard practice? Why is the BBC so often a mouthpiece of rapacious power? Why do the New York Times and the Washington Post deceive their readers? Why are young journalists not taught to understand media…
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  • Do You Do a Year in Review?

    Brent Schlenker
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    At the end of every year the interwebs are filled with end-of-the-year reviews.  And since, we as a community of learning professionals enjoy commenting on reflective learning, I was wondering if you do a review for your learners at the end of the year? Or are you too busy making sure all the employees have completed their mandatory compliance training before the new year? Google always does an OKAY job of reviewing the year for us… (that’s an understatement right there). If you haven’t taken seen this yet, then you can watch it as inspiration for your review. I know…
  • Tips on Creating Effective Assessments

    Henson Gawliu Jr.
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:10 am
    Assessment is a necessary part of any learning experience and potentially a great tool for teachers and learners. Good assessments let learners know how well they’ve mastered the material, show teachers or coaches how effective their instruction has been, and provide important data that can be used in tweaking current course work and creating future educational content. This puts a lot of pressure on educators and course designers to come up with assessments that are effective and efficient rather than confusing, disruptive, frustrating or pointless. An educator working in an online…
  • Tips for Creating a Rockstar Product Training Organization

    Brent Schlenker
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    As our world adapts to the benefits of technology many HR-centralized training departments are feeling enormous pressure to produce more training content. Unfortunately, 20th century training departments are typically ill-equipped to meet the demand of employees hungry for more. And so adding the additional responsibility of customer product training to the HR department is typically not the best idea. In my experiences, with companies of varying sizes, product departments (and others) are more frequently taking matters of customer training into their own hands. On the very minimal end of…
  • Tips on the Effective Use of Graphics for Learning

    Trisha Victorio
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:38 am
    Graphics, whether photos, icons, illustrations or cartoons, are readily available and pretty simple to create with today’s available technology and the Internet. However, some people take a free-for-all approach and use too many graphics in the wrong way. Or worse yet, fail to incorporate any graphics. The following tips will help you avoid the many graphic rules commonly broken by eLearning course designers. Steer clear of making a “wall of words” There’s nothing more taxing than being faced with a screen full of nothing but text. Frank Nguyen, an eLearning expert that has helped…
  • What is Social Learning & How Can It Help You?

    Stephen Cunha
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory indicates that people learn from one another. They accomplish this through techniques such as observation and modeling. With the recent influx of companies incorporating eLearning techniques, what happens to the Theory of Social Learning? Does eLearning mean that Social Learning is no longer important? Social Learning is still a vital aspect of learning and that it can be fully incorporated into the eLearning environment. Blended Learning One of the many advantages of eLearning is the ability to incorporate a blended learning approach to…
 
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  • I now have a Canadian Father

    gsiemens
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Over two years ago, I complained about the cruel and frustrating rejection of my dad’s Canadian citizenship. It has been a long process. It is deeply discouraging to see your parent frightened and stressed that he will be sent back to a country that hasn’t been his home for over 40 years, leaving behind children and grandchildren. The recent immigration discussion in the USA takes on a new meaning in the light of this experience. In our case, my dad was a Canadian citizen. Had been one since 1978. Voted in municipal, provincial, and federal elections for decades. Was employed his…
  • Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN)

    gsiemens
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Higher education is digitizing. All aspects of it, including administration, teaching/learning, and research. The process of becoming digital has important implications for how learning occurs and how research happens and how it is shared. I’m happy to announce the formation of the digital Learning Research Network (dLRN), funded by a $1.6m grant from the Gates Foundation – more info here. From a broad overview, the goal of the grant is to improve the depth and quality of research in digital learning. I’m defining digital learning as anything that has a technology component:…
  • Brilliant folks that need to be read.

    gsiemens
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    Folks like Mike Caulfield, Bonnie Stewart, and Kate Bowles, deserve far more attention for their thinking and writing than what they are currently getting. It’s really not fair to lump them together, but they represent for me an intersection of humanity, tangible change, and deep thinking in education. Build your next conference around these three and I’m there. Just send me the registration link. A recent sampling of their thinking: From Kate: I really think the measure of our capacity to call ourselves a community relates to our responses in a whole range of situations for which…
  • Moving from openness advocacy to research

    gsiemens
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:26 am
    Openness in education – including content, teaching, pedagogy, analytics, or any other flavours – is a 15+ year trend that is starting to cross over into the main stream. I’ve been involved in numerous faculty/leadership meetings with different universities and colleges over the past year and openness has become one of those concepts that everyone agrees with, supports, and promotes. In a way, it’s like “diversity”, given lip service, recognition in planning documents and policy statements, but often not reflected adequately in practice. A few weeks ago,…
  • What I’ve learned in my first week of a dual-layer MOOC (DALMOOC)

    gsiemens
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    This last week we launched our open course on Data, Analytics, and Learning on edX. The course is structured in a dual layer model, an approach that Matt Crosslin has nicely articulated. We have 20,000 registered students, with 32% having actually logged in and taken part in the course. 180 countries are represented, with the top being US, India, and UK, representing 25%, 11%, and 4% of students. I’ve run numerous MOOCs over the past six years. I’ve used a range of platforms, including Moodle, D2L, Canvas, Drupal, Downes’ gRSShopper, and others. In the process, I’ve…
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  • 10 OER resources every educator should know about

    Ray Schroeder
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:06 pm
    By Meris Stansbury, eCampus News As textbook prices soar, tuition skyrockets, and educators are more pressured than ever to provide innovative courses and lectures packed with multimedia and current materials, the open education movement and its open education resources (OERs) have never been more critical for success than now. What began in the ‘90s has now evolved into massive national, state, and university repositories that can be accessed by anyone, anytime…and the best part is, almost all OERs are free. What makes these current repositories worth investing time, however, is that…
  • Why e-learning has a promising future in India

    Ray Schroeder
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:02 pm
    by Shivaji Chatterjee, Financial Express Universities will see more students accessing their coursework from outside the traditional classroom. As per the Docebo report issued in July 2014, the worldwide market for self-paced e-learning reached $35.6 billion in 2011. The five-year CAGR is estimated to be 7.6%, so revenues should reach $51.5 billion by 2016. While the aggregate growth rate is 7.6%, several world regions have higher growth rates. The highest rate is in Asia at 17.3%, followed by Eastern Europe (16.9%), Africa (15.2%) and Latin America (14.6%). According to another report,…
  • How To Prepare For An Online learning Program

    Ray Schroeder
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:01 pm
    by elearning Infographics This infographic describes the concepts of online learning programs. Elearning is the online learning methodology utilizing the digital technologies. The Infographic also deals with the perspectives to be considered for the online learning programs, top highlights of the online programs and a lot more. The world of technology continues to grow and the reality of online learning has become more relevant today than ever before. The trend of Online Learning is expanding rapidly, both in scope and level of general acceptance. Online learning can expand student options,…
  • What Are MOOCs Good For?

    Ray Schroeder
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:05 pm
    by Justin Pope, Technology Review Indeed, for all the focus on the role of MOOCs in higher education, they might have a significant role to play in high schools and below. Teachers are already a big audience (a study of 11 MOOCs offered by MIT last spring found that nearly 28 percent of enrollees were former or active teachers). This is particularly promising because teachers pass what they learn on to their own students: when they make use of edX and other resources in their classrooms, they multiply the effect. As Coursera moves explicitly into teacher training, its classes could have as…
  • WCC takes students’ lead, focuses on online classes

    Ray Schroeder
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:04 pm
    by NATALIE WRIGHT and PAULETTE PARKER, Washtenaw Vocie Elearning students take courses at a community college for myriad reasons, and as diverse as students are in their intentions, they are equally diverse in their station in life. Part-time and full-time jobs, sometimes multiple jobs, courses at other colleges, families, children and disabilities can all hinder students’ abilities to pursue an education. But with today’s technology, an education is more accessible than ever.  “It has become the preferred method of delivery for many students,” said Associate Vice President of…
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  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:31 am
    The Possibility Post | Global Whale Project: handshake activity tags: handshake fcge14-2 education This Will Revolutionize Education - YouTube The socialisation of learning, and now the socialisation of online learning is a key element in the evolution of technology-infused education. The real revolution/evolution has to be a change in mindset to 'allow' and 'encourage' students to be master learners, to be autonomous and to find their own passion. There should be no walls to learning, the ubiquity technology provides allows anyone to learn with anyone else anywhere in the world - we are not…
  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:31 am
    Robot used to seize books from underground vault - YouTube A relatively new video showing the changing landscape of a university library where many books are being stored underground.tags: library books education Ebooks can tell which novels you didn't finish | Books | The Guardian Interesting!tags: statistics research education books FCGP Celebration - Flat Connections Students from the Flat Connections Global Project 14-2 celebrate their global collaboration.tags: fcgp education globalcollaboration Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning…
  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    7 Dec 2014 | 2:31 am
    Curate or Be Curated: Why Our Information Environment is Crucial to a Flourishing Democracy, Civil Society | DMLcentral tags: curation education information Library Infographics on Pinterest | 73 Pins tags: library education infographic Learning is Social: Connected Learning tags: connected_learning education First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy - YouTube tags: leadership education viralvideo Leading Innovation: The 3 Carriage Train - YouTube Interesting video showing the challenge of who to support in an education situation - early adopters? never-adopters? those in the…
  • Applause for student presenters - Global Education Conference 2014

    Julie Lindsay
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    The recent Global Education Conference (totally online for 5 full days, totally free) had a number of student-led and student-centred presentations. What a great experience for these students to present to a global audience, and what a unique opportunity for the audience to hear from the students about their global learning!Here are brief details and links to session descriptions and presentation recordings. The YELLOW highlight indicates Flat Connections Global Educators and their students. Flat Connections was a sponsor of the Global Education Conference 2014.Pen Pals Around the World~ Pen…
  • WISE 2014 - Cognitive Science Debate raises awareness of learning potential

    Julie Lindsay
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:39 am
    In the first week of November this year I was delighted to once again attend the WISE event for 2014 (World Innovation Summit in Education) located in Doha, Qatar. Each time I go to Doha I see more and more changes. I lived there for 2 years, 2007-2009 and was IT Director for K-12 at Qatar Academy, a school based right on Education City, opposite the Doha Convention Centre where WISE was held. This was my 4th WISE. It is still my favourite global conference and organisers do the most amazing job bringing together international experts across a large number of areas, K-12 as well as tertiary,…
 
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  • 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…
  • The Evolution of a Connected Learning Community: Teacher Edition

    Kim Cofino
    10 May 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Note: this is the second post in a series about our 2:1 (iPad Mini + MacBook Air 11″) trial at YIS. Check out the first post here. Over this past semester we have steadily been working towards the next stage of our Connected Learning Community: moving 2:1 with an iPad Mini + MacBook Air for each student in grade 7 (for now). We’ve started by working with all of our grade 7 teachers in lots of different ways to ensure that they have the support they need to be successful with both devices. Here’s what we’ve done: Grade Level PD To kick off the trial with our teachers we…
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  • Reflecting on Coding

    Chris
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:54 pm
    I was at the ACEC Conference in Adelaide recently where I bumped into the ABC Splash team and got chatting with the wonderful Annabel Astbury. We were talking about getting kids coding and the importance of digital technologies in schools. One thing led to another and I was given an opportunity to write a series of three blog posts on the importance of coding for children as part of ABC Splash’s buildup to the Hour of Code. If you’d like to read them you can find them here… Part 1 – More than a Game: Why Coding will help kids for life Part 2 – Programs to…
  • In Second Factor We Trust

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

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

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

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

  • We Have Met The Enemy....And He Is Us

    Wendy Wickham
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:12 am
    - from Pogo, Walt Kelly 1971------------------------I've been doing a lot of thinking about cultural readiness in the past couple of months.Pretty much since the day one of my colleagues took all the air out of the room with a simple comment."We are not ready for this solution."He meant that the organization wasn't ready for the solution.But I wasn't so sure.Struck me that it was really our team that wasn't ready for the solution.----------------------------It's easy to point to the end user and say "well - they are just not ready."And for a few very vocal people, it was absolutely true.It's…
  • A Case Study in Environmental Influence

    Wendy Wickham
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:25 am
    "What I started discovering is that the music from these places, the roots of it goes so deep that it's historic — there's history and there's culture, and all of these different elements influence the musical outcome of that place. Not just the studios, but the cities themselves." - Dave Grohl during an interview at UK's Absolute Radio---------------- Dave Grohl's current documentary series, Sonic Highways, is one of the best case studies I've seen showing how one's environment can influence what you create.Watch the Nashville episode (Episode 3).  Beginning to end.Carefully read the…
  • Unified Communications Pilot Training - Findings

    Wendy Wickham
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    Digging out from this really huge project and a bit of burnout.  I still don't think I have a wide enough perspective on this thing.  Anyway, figured it was time to share what I learned....Subscription-Based Learning Iteration 2Guerrilla Change Management in Action ---------------Tools we used to implement:- A ListServ- A Wordpress blog (SharePoint wasn't ready at the time of implementation)- Articulate Storyline (for movies etc)- Microsoft WordFindings: - The 4 weeks spent introducing the pilot and the interfaces made a huge difference when we got to the training event.  For…
  • Key Questions

    Wendy Wickham
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    We are at the tail end of our Unified Communications pilot.I'll share the experience a little later, once I finish digging out and getting a little distance from the thing.--------------This morning, I was listening to Nick Shackleton-Jones, BP's Director of Online and Informal Learning.His entire strategy is based on the question "What can we do to help you do your job better?"In the talk, he breaks this question down a bit further:- What top 10 things do you worry about?- What are your top 10 tasks?- What do you struggle with?- What do you find useful?- What is unhelpful?It really has…
  • Using ListServs in Subscription-Based Learning

    Wendy Wickham
    20 Jun 2014 | 8:01 am
    Janet Clary asked me the following question in the comments:"For your subscription-based learning how are you using your ListServ and what are you using?"Figured I would answer her in the blog vs. the comments.What we are using : CataList powered by LISTSERV.I don't know the financial or technical details of how our ListServs are set up.  We've had this in our environment for ages.  How we are using it: I am embarrassed to say this - but I am essentially using this as a one-way mailing list.  It's the best thing we currently have in our environment for bulk-mailing…
 
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    Assistive Technology

  • 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…
  • Cleanstylus for the Surface Pro 3- the Perfect Add-on

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Cleanstylus for Surface Pro 3As much as I enjoy using my Surface Pro 3, especially for the digital inking-it is just a matter of time, before I know I will eventually lose my stylus. So when I came across the Cleanstylus for the Surface Pro 3 from Cleanint I knew I had to take it out for a test run. I had a chance to speak with Tuan from Cleanint and he was kind enough to send me out one to review. If you are looking for an elegant and effective way to store your stylus then take a look at the Cleanstylus for the Surface Pro 3. The Cleanstylus for the Surface Pro 3…
  • Adobe Learning Summit 2014

    27 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    In a couple of weeks I will be flying out to Las Vegas to present at the Adobe Learning Summit 2014- to present with my colleague Linda Mahnken, on the topic of Creating Accessible eLearning with Adobe eLearning Tools. Linda and I will focus on how you can use Adobe Presenter 10 and Adobe Captivate 8 to create elearning material that is accessible for individual with hearing, visual and learning disabilities. During the session you'll learn:Accessibility features in Captivate and Presenter Which content types are and are not accessible    Best practices for accessible online…
  • Science Under the Lens: ProScope Micro Mobile from Vernier

    7 Sep 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Getting students engaged in the learning process is paramount these days and what better way to do this than with computer technology. As our American education is going through a transformation there is an understanding that the students in our classrooms today need to become well versed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Looking at the Next Generation Science Standards it is clear that this document is a real paradigm shift in how we deliver instruction in the classroom in these areas. It is clear that the shift ProScope Micro Mobileis a move…
  • Packing Miracast- The DELL Mobile Projector M900HD

    7 Sep 2014 | 4:05 pm
    The computer trends are pointing to lighter, more portable and highly mobile technology for today's work force. This is no less true for all of us in education as many schools are moving to tablets and devices that connect to the cloud. With this shift, it is exciting to think about how teachers are using their classrooms to cull out unique learning spaces. If you are thinking of how you can redesign your classroom space I would highly suggest that you consider reading The Third Teacher, and excellent book about re-thinking the learning space in our classrooms. This…
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    Bottom Line Performance » Blog

  • Bottom-Line Performance Wins Three 2014 Brandon Hall Awards for its Knowledge Guru Platform

    Steven Boller
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:49 am
    Bottom-Line Performance won two Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology gold awards for its Knowledge Guru Game-Based Learning Platform. One gold award honored Knowledge Guru as Best Advance in Gaming or Simulation Technology. The other award, gold for Best Advance in Sales Training Online Application, recognized BLP and Cisco Systems, Inc. for Cisco’s use of the Knowledge Guru platform. BLP and ExactTarget also won a bronze award for Best Use of Games and Simulations for Learning in the Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning awards earlier this year, bringing our total to three Brandon Hall…
  • Omnipresenz, iEV, and the Pantone Color of the Year: This Week on #BLPLearn

    Abby Seifert
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:47 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…
  • See the Results from Our 2014 Learning and Remembering Survey

    Steven Boller
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:02 pm
    We received a variety of thoughtful responses to our two-question survey on learning and remembering. Their was a wide diversity in respondents: 34 individuals from 21 different industries participated. The results provide a snapshot of the type of knowledge employees need to remember most to be effective in their jobs… and the challenges that make it difficult to train them on this knowledge. Manufacturing Medical Device and Diagnostics Biotech Pharma Defense Agricultural Supplies Higher Education Food Security & Investigations Banking Health & Beauty Web Hosting eLearning…
  • Building Skill and Knowledge, iEV, and Storytelling Tips: This Week on #BLPLearn

    Abby Seifert
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:44 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…
  • Our 10 Best Corporate Learning Articles of 2014

    Steven Boller
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:33 am
    As 2014 comes to a close, your head just might be swimming with plans, mandates and ideas for the coming year. What L&D initiatives will you focus on first? What’s the current status of all those “trends” we were hearing about last January? To help you sort through the clutter, I’ve gathered the ten top articles from both our Bottom-Line Performance and Knowledge Guru blogs from the past year. These articles were picked based off of page views, social media shares, educational value and overall reaction from the corporate learning community. 1. Learning Theories…
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    Clive on Learning

  • The new age of exploration

    1 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    The rise of instructionFrom the earliest days of computer-assisted learning, way back in the mid 1970s, the dominant teaching strategy has been instruction. So dominant in fact, that those tasked with devising and assembling technology-based learning solutions have been called instructional designers ever since. As a result, it is easy to believe that there is only one valid approach to teaching on a computer and instruction is it.First of all, let’s just clarify what we mean by this term. Instruction is a structured teaching process that begins with behavioural learning objectives…
  • TV very much alive for learning professionals

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    On Wednesday, on his Plan B blog, my old mate Donald Clark told us that TV is dying, and I believe him. But in some ways it is just changing form.Last night I tuned in to a live stream of the second episode of LearningNow TV, a monthly one-hour news magazine for learning professionals. I turned down the sound on the main TV and watched it on my iPad, expecting it to hold me for 10 minutes or so, but I was glued to it through to the end.Nigel Paine presents a mix of webcam interviews and professionally-produced pieces. Hats off to the editors because this odd mix hangs together really well. It…
  • Seven ways that video can transform learning at work

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    Video is very much the medium of the moment. Not only do we spend many hours each day watching it on our TVs, it has become an integral part of the online experience. An ever-increasing proportion of the population does not only consume video, it creates and shares it with a worldwide Internet audience.Whereas once video cameras cost many hundreds, if not tens of thousands of pounds, they are now integrated for no additional cost in computers, stills cameras and mobile phones. And where once video editing could only be carried out by skilled engineers in elaborate editing suites, it can now…
  • Ten ways to use computers in the corporate classroom

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

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

  • BS Talks About eLearning - Episode3 - Microlearning with Tom Spiglanin

    Brent Schlenker
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:47 am
    This is episode 3 of The Brent Schlenker Podcast.  In this episode I chat with Tom Spiglanin, engineer turned training professional. Tom and I have been connected online for a long time, but only recently met face-to-face at DevLearn2014. We talked about microvideos, and microlearning, as well as answering a question about keeping up with rapidly changing content. After you listen to the
  • BS Talks About eLearning - Episode 2 - Job Hunting Tips

    Brent Schlenker
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    This is episode 2 of The Brent Schlenker Podcast. In this episode I talk with Chiara Hughes of HeadFarmer recruiting. We covered a few topics: What is Head Farmer? How Chiara got into recruiting Your LinkedIn Profile Your Resume - Do you still need one? Mistakes to avoid on your resume and LinkedIn Profile -------- In the spirit of learning out loud I'm posting this episode of the podcast
  • Is Classic Storytelling a Good Model for Corporate Training?

    Brent Schlenker
    2 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    We've all seen the many blog posts on the benefits of storytelling and learning. But I wonder if it's beneficial in a corporate business setting where workers just want the information they need, fast, so they can get back to work.  Are today's employees capable of sitting through a storytelling session? Should they be? The above thoughts were sparked by the following info graphic below. What
  • NEW PODCAST - BS Talks About eLearning - The Brent Schlenker Podcast

    Brent Schlenker
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    I wasn't kidding in my last post. It really is time for reinvention and kicking things up a notch... or in this case, TWO notches. Besides starting a newsletter (SUBSCRIBE here), I've also started a little podcast: BS talks about eLearning. Like everything else I do it's a work in progress, but I'm happy with finally taking that first step. It will be available for subscription via iTunes
  • 10 Years of Blogging - Time to Reinvent and Kick Things UP!

    Brent Schlenker
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    Hey, you guys ROCK! Thanks for riding this social media, blogging, eLearning2.0 roller coaster with me. I'm into the 10th year of this blog and so I'm trying something new. In continuing the spirit of this little 10 year communication experiment, I'll be launching a newsletter. Like everything else about this blog I don't know how often I will send one, or exactly what I will be including in
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    Donald Clark Plan B

  • Why are the Maths Zealots in our schools?

    Donald Clark
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    There’s a movement stalking our land and many other lands – the Maths Zealots. Driven by PISA envy they are zealots, sure that the solution to all our economic and social woes is knowing the quadratic formula. Before I start, don’t shoot the messenger. I like maths, I’ve taught maths, I helped commission major maths teaching projects. I just don’t like silver-bullet movements that take one subject and treat it as if it’s the pinnacle of educational achievement, when it’s clearly not. Let’s be honest, the last person you’d take most problems in life to, even practical ones,…
  • How to outguess Multiple Choice Tests

    Donald Clark
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:35 pm
    In his book ‘How to predict the unpredictable’ William Poundstone exposes the weakness of human bias and competence in setting MC tests. Over six years ago I wrote this piece All of the Above - how to cheatMultiple Choice questions, so it was heartening (or disheartening) to see some real evidence that backed up those claims. Poundstone chewed up stats on 100 tests from schools, colleges and other professional sources. He found the following weaknesses in serious professional certification exams, SATs and in many educational assessments that matter in terms of selection.True-False test…
  • VR is a medium not a gadget: 7 learning principles that work in VR

    Donald Clark
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:36 am
    VR is a medium not a gadget but how appropriate is it for education and training? I’ve spent a lifetime using technology in learning but am no technological determinist. I don’t for example, like the use of tablets in secondary schools or whuiteboards. However, the first time I tried an Oculus Rift, it blew my mind, not just with its total immersion but its possibilities in learning. Before we get carried away with the sheer joy of the toy, what does the psychology of learning tell us about VR?First, we have an avalanche of research and evidence from flight and military sims that show how…
  • Why Online Educa Berlin is just so damn much fun!

    Donald Clark
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:24 am
    With a Christmas market near the hotel, you can nip out for a Gluhwein and Currywurst or try the Florian, a real Berliner restaurant. Behind the venue is the beautiful Tiergarten - you can walk through this to the Brandenberg Gate. I’ve said this before but this is very much a ‘Berlin’ conference. It wouldn’t be the same anywhere else. It has that Berlin vibe. You may, like me, find yourself not going to bed until 2am then 4 am, although I have the ‘it was my birthday excuse’. My son lurched back at 7am after a night of clubbing. Then there’s the museums and art galleries. My…
  • Oculus Rift: consumer release – what & when?

    Donald Clark
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    So, Facebook bought Oculus for $2.3 million - $400 million cash, $1.6 billion Facebook stock and $300 million on Oculus meeting financial targets. What next?The DK1 blew me (and almost everyone I showed it to) away. The DK2 has had them smiling, gripping, swaying and screaming. The consumer release is imminent. Brandan Iribe claimed that the launch is near and most commentators see it in 2015, May or November. The DK1 was good but was relatively low resolution, with a slow pixel refresh rate giving motion sickness. The DK2 was better with higher resolution and the motion sickness seemed to…
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    Cammy Bean's Learning Visions

  • Building a Learning and Performance Support Ecosystem (Steve Foreman) #elguild

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:03 am
    eLearning Guild online webinar with Steve Foreman (InfoMedia Designs). These are my live blogged notes. Here's the event page describing the webinar.What is an ecosystem and why build it?To enhance individuals and orgs by connecting people with a broad range of techs that drive performance.There's formal training -- and then there's all of the ways that we learn within the flow of work (performance support, collaboration, access to experts, knowledge management. ALL of these are included in an ecosystem.Guild research: We continue to see a trend to replace more scheduled training…
  • 5 great reasons to download the Kineo Insights Report today!

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    The latest Kineo Insights report is hot off the PDF presses! Think of it as an early Christmas present - a stocking filled with insightful nuggets, analysis, and trends.  Definitely worth the read over your morning cup of joe.What is the Kineo 2014 Learning Insights Report? Insights and analysis from 35 leaders at stand out organizations all around the world who shared their views with us on what's happening in the real world.Here's a teaser of some of my favorite quotes and tidbits from the report:1. The role of IDsTraditional instructional design skills are not going…
  • Cammy and Connie in Podcast Form!

    14 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    Connie Malamed, world renowned as The eLearning Coach, and one of the better human beings in this world, interviewed me for a podcast a few weeks ago.  I haven't listened to it (I mean, who wants to hear her own voice?), but Connie assures me that we both sound reasonably intelligent.Head over to Connie's blog for a listen as we chat about pressing matters:Who is an accidental instructional designerHow to work with subject matter experts (SMEs)Three approaches or categories of learning design based on the course goalStrategies to use for each approach: information awareness, building…
  • 10 Things eLearning Developers Can Learn from Software Developers: Jason Rimmer #devlearn

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    My live blogged notes from Jason Rimmer's session at DevLearn. Forgive any typos and incoherencies."eLearning is a Technology Solution." ~ Trina RimmerTech: code, defects, platform, toolsSolutions: stakeholders, subject matter experts, schedulesFocus on what you need to do, not how you're going to get there.Evolve your process alongside capabilities. How do we evolve the way we work to the rapidly changing tools and tech?1. Establish project ground rules2. Track everything3. Flex your processThe less you have to focus on, the faster you can do it.  Flex your process to deliver your…
  • Top Tips for Responsive eLearning Design #DevLearn

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Responsive web design...what's that and what does that look like in eLearning?Check out my slides from today's session at the eLearning Guild's DevLearn.I break it down, look at some examples of responsive websites, and then share a whole bunch of examples of responsive eLearning, built with the open source Adapt Framework. Top Tips for Responsive eLearning Design from Cammy Bean For more on Adapt and where it can take you, be sure to visit the Kineo website for more examples and case studies.
 
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    Learnlets

  • Why L&D?

    Clark
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:33 am
    One of the concerns I hear is whether L&D still has a role.  The litany is that they’re so far out of touch with their organization, and science, that it’s probably  better to let them die an unnatural death than to try to save them. The prevailing attitude of this extreme view is that the Enterprise Social Network is the natural successor to the LMS, and it’s going to come from operations or IT rather than L&D.  And, given that I’m on record suggesting that we revolutionize L&D rather than ignoring it, it makes sense to justify why.  And while…
  • Challenges in engaging learning

    Clark
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    I’ve been working on moving a team to deeper learning design.  The goal is to practice what I preach, and make sure that the learning design is competency-aligned, activity-based, and model-driven.  Yet, doing it in a pragmatic way. And this hasn’t been without it’s challenges.  I presented to the team my vision, we worked out a process, and started coaching the team during development.  In retrospect, this wasn’t proactive enough.  There were a few other hiccups. We’re currently engaged in a much tighter cycle of development and revision, and now feel…
  • My thoughts on tech and training

    Clark
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    The eLearning Guild,  in queuing up interest in their Learning Solutions/Performance Ecosystem conference, asked for some thoughts on the role of technology and training.  And, of course, I obliged.  You can see them here. In short, I said that technology can augment what we already do, serving to fill in gaps between what we desired and what we could deliver, and it also gave us some transformative capabilities.  That is, we can make the face to face time more effective, extend the learning beyond the classroom, and move the classroom beyond the physical space. The real key, a theme I…
  • Getting Models

    Clark
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:25 am
    In trying to shift from a traditional elearning approach to a more enlightened one, a deeper one, you are really talking about viewing things differently, which is non-trivial. And then, even if you know you want to do better, you still need some associated skills. Take, for example, models. I’ve argued before that models are a better basis for action, for making better decisions.  Arbitrary knowledge is hard to recollect, and consequently brittle.  We need a coherent foundation upon which to base foundations, and arbitrary information doesn’t help.  If I see a ‘click to…
  • Transformative Experiences

    Clark
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    I’ve had the pleasure last week of keynoting Charles Sturt University’s annual Education conference.  They’re in the process of rethinking what their learning experience should be, and I talked about the changes we’re trying to make at the Wadhwani Foundation. I was reminded of previous conversations about learning experience design and the transformative experience.   And I have argued in the past that what would make an optimal value proposition (yes, I used that phrase) in a learning market would be to offer a transformative learning experience.  Note that this…
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    Will at Work Learning

  • eLearning Manifesto's 22 Principles

    Will Thalheimer
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:12 am
    People keep asking me for a list of the 22 principles from the Serious eLearning Manifesto. Here they are:  The 22 Principles The Serious eLearning Manifesto is an attempt to help members of the elearning industry bend the curve toward more effective and fulfilling elearning.
  • Thalheimer-Quinn: Stakeholders, Professional Responsibility, and Rocky Balboa

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

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

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

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

  • Multi-device eLearning Testing with Tools and Simulators

    Anushka Khairajani
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:45 am
    A while back, I, along with my colleague Geera, presented a webinar – ‘Multi-device Testing: Challenges, Considerations and Solutions’. As a preparation for this webinar and, in general, being a part of the Quality Assurance team, we tried some tools and simulators to test multi-device eLearning to study to what extent they could help. Below […]
  • Why Move eLearning from Flash to HTML5?

    Amit Garg
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:23 am
    In 2009, Steve Jobs famously declared Flash to be buggy and resource hungry and the whole world moved to HTML5. He did elaborate his thoughts in this article where he said “new open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and on PCs too)”. In that last bit […]
  • UpsideLMS, Now Available On The Device Of Your Choice!

    Pranjalee Thanekar
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:52 am
    UpsideLMS's latest version is out! With this release, learners can now access eLearning courses, training calendar, assessments, social learning and other learning and performance support resources from desktops/laptops, tablets and smartphones through Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari on Mac and IE (9.0 and above). Other important features that the new release brings in are – Ability […]
  • 9 Ways People Are Using Mobile Learning – Presentation

    Pranjalee Thanekar
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:27 am
    What began as an attempt to improve the telegraph, more than a hundred years ago, has evolved into the single most important piece of consumer electronics in the world, acting not only as a communications device but now as a learning tool too. It’s the mobile phone. While some of the first smartphones had touch […]
  • 5 Key Considerations for Multi-Device Testing

    Anushka Khairajani
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Ensuring that your multi-device eLearning runs consistently and smoothly across the identified range of devices, screen sizes, browsers, and platforms is crucial to deliver an engaging and consistent learning experience for your users. But the sheer number of device-OS-browser combinations and the set of test parameters which need to be checked for EACH combination make […]
 
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    The eLearning Coach

  • 8 Learning Design Trends To Watch In 2015

    Connie Malamed
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:35 am
    These are exciting times in the world of learning. Ubiquitous Internet access, shifts in workplace power structures and wider dissemination of cognitive research are some of the many factors contributing to the following trends to watch in the coming year. This can be a source of inspiration and fuel for creative solutions. 1. Design Thinking […]Post from: The eLearning Coach8 Learning Design Trends To Watch In 2015
  • Models For Designing Your Personal Learning Environment

    Connie Malamed
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:04 pm
    A personal learning environment (PLE) is a solution for keeping up with the rapid pace of knowledge change. Some say it is a concept, while others say it is a technology. I think a good definition is this: a self-directed and evolving environment of tools, services and resources organized by a person seeking a way […]Post from: The eLearning CoachModels For Designing Your Personal Learning Environment
  • ELC 020: How To Avoid Clicky-Clicky-Bling-Bling

    Connie Malamed
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:49 am
    Whether you fell into instructional design by accident or purposefully sought out a career designing learning experiences, you’ll enjoy this conversation with Cammy Bean. Cammy is the author of The Accidental Instructional Designer and Vice President of Learning Design at Kineo. Having taught many workshops, Cammy is in tune with the needs and questions that […]Post from: The eLearning CoachELC 020: How To Avoid Clicky-Clicky-Bling-Bling
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    EduTek n Social Media Advisor

  • Have You Explored Ello an Ad Free Social Network Environment?

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Ello is a social network that is just simple, ad free and hence cultureless. It is created by small group of designers and artists who promise not to sell your data to third parties. To remain ad free Ello converted to a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC). It works on mobile devices through web browser.                 The clutter offered in the updates of various social networks can be easily got rid of by choosing your connections between the options ‘friends’ and ‘noise’. This will enable you to view your friends’ updates easily and not having to search among…
  • Apricot Connecting Teachers, Students and Parents

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    7 Dec 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Today I came across new EdTech resource, Apricot, that connects teachers, students and parents to make everyone talking about your school. How Apricot Works Image Source: http://justapricot.com/images/howitworks@2x.png According to Apricot, ‘Teachers discover what students find interesting and challenging. Students feel empowered by giving feedback, and parents gain insight into what their kids are learning’. At present it is free, and offers an easy way to help students engage with their teachers and parents. As of now, they are doing a pilot study and those interested in participating,…
  • Broadcast Your Presentations on Any Device

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    30 Nov 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Today I came across Preso.tv that enables you to present on any device, be it desktop, mobile and projector screens at the same time. You can upload your Powerpoint, PDF or word files and broadcast it to room or anyone online with mobile devices. Image Source: http://www.preso.tv/Content/images/tourimages/tour1.png At present it is free and no registration required. Hence those interested can explore the tool.
  • Develop Online Courses Using Edynco

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Today I came across an interesting tool ‘Edynco’ that helps you create ‘learning maps’ that in turn enables you to develop online courses. Edynco is cloud based and hence the learning maps you’ve created from your browser can be accessed by your students using any device like iPad, iPhone or any other mobile device. You can publish your learning maps through your website or blog, LMS or on mobile devices. It is integrated with special tools such as micro lecture recorder, quiz creator. It also enables you to attach learning objects like video, quiz, micro lecture, image, weblink etc…
  • Organic Metric 4 Holistic Approach to SEO

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Today I shall suggest Organic Metric (in Beta), a free SEO Platform that offers all the tools to deliver top class results. According to IWB group who has launched Organic Metric, ‘You can Monitor the movement of your keywords in top search engines Lead users to your website with the right words Size up your competition Gain valuable insight on your audience Maximise link building Thoroughly audit your website Generate real-time SEO reports’ At present this tool is available for free and you can click here for registering.
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    Advantages & Benefits of Online Learning | Mottobiz

  • 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
  • Undergraduate Degrees Perfect for Starting Out in Law School

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

  • Essentials of a Solar Greenhouse

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    Plant breeding and plant production is a very productive hobby and livelihood. It is good way to earn some living by producing high-valued crops. It is also a good way of contributing to the environment. The best way to sustain this endeavor is to get a solar greenhouse. Read on to learn the basics of the solar greenhouse. What Is a Solar Greenhouse? The very purpose of any greenhouse is to collect solar energy whenever the sun shining high. However, solar greenhouses serve a more specific purpose. It is able to do more than collect the solar energy. The solar greenhouse is able to store heat…
  • Solar Power- How Does It Save The Environment

    12 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    You’ve probably heard a lot about solar energy and how efficient it is. Moreover, over the last few years, there have been several moves to see how effectively we can use solar power in an attempt to alleviate the energy crisis that the world faces. So, how does using solar energy fit into the bigger picture of protecting our environment? The point is that even small changes in the way we do things go a long way in terms of saving our environment. Solar energy is a renewable energy source The sun offers us a great source of renewable energy; it’s been around for over four billion…
  • How Solar Thermal Works In Your Home

    12 Dec 2014 | 2:14 am
    Given energy concerns these days, most homes are now designed to take advantage of passive solar heating concepts. Solar thermal is a big part of this process. How Thermal Mass Works In Your Home Getting a little free heating can go a long way on your utility bill, particularly over the life of a structure. Passive solar heating is the methodology used to achieve this goal. It is a process wherein a home is built or upgraded in such a way as to catch and contain as much of the sunlight in the form of heat as possible. To effectively use solar for heating, thermal mass is a subject you need to…
  • Following A Greener Path: What You Must Understand About Solar Power

    11 Dec 2014 | 3:27 am
    Going forward, people will be using oil less and less. Luckily, you can join this transition by making good use of clean, renewable solar energy today. This article is filled with useful tips and helpful information. When you are just transitioning to solar power, pick something small to start with. There are outdoor lights that are completely run on solar energy. It’s easy to find this sort of product online, at home improvement stores and at big box stores. Installing this sort of lighting system is a no-brainer. Walk down your garden path and poke the lights into the ground! To…
  • Feeling In The Dark About Solar Energy? Check Out These Illuminating Tips!

    10 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Many people are switching over to solar energy to power their homes these days. To make the best decisions regarding solar energy usage, one must fully understand the consequences and considerations surrounding its use. Read the below article to increase your knowledge on solar energy. There are a couple of different photo-voltaic panels to choose from. Less expensive poly-crystalline panels are not as efficient as the costlier mono-crystalline panels. You should purchase the best possible product your budget can allow when it comes to solar power systems. The efficiency of your solar panels…
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    Web Courseworks » BlogWeb Courseworks

  • Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

    Jon Aleckson
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Is Your Organization Ready? This week, Managing eLearning features a guest post from Colin Skinner, an instructional designer at Web Courseworks. Learning today happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. But it’s often difficult to get recognition for skills and achievements that happen outside of school. Mozilla’s Open Badges project is working to solve that problem, making it easy for anyone to issue, earn and display badges across the web through a shared technical infrastructure. The result: helping people of all ages gain and display 21st century skills and unlock new…
  • Hiring a Technology Consultant

    Victor-charles Scafati
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    Finding the Right Hired Gun: A Conversation with Elaine Biech CIOs, CTOs, and other technology executives are often saddled with problems that their staff hasn’t demonstrated an ability to solve, either due to a lack of knowledge, resources, or drive. These problems usually have a direct and measurable effect on the business value being delivered by the technology group, and certainly can cause angst amongst the rest of the business leadership. Lack of forthcoming solutions can limit the business’ bottom line, and it can even have a negative impact the careers of the technology leaders.
  • Preliminary Research Validates MindMeld SME Collaboration Model

    Jon Aleckson
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:49 am
    In 2011, Penny Ralston-Berg and I published our book, MindMeld: Micro-Collaboration Between eLearning Designers and Instructor Experts. The book was the result of my seven years of doctorate research at the University of Wisconsin into best practices for developing online interactive learning objects (ILOs). The central tenet of MindMeld is my Five Factors of Micro-Collaboration, which lay out the conditions under which ILO teams have the highest chance of creating a deliverable that lets users learn by doing: Aleckson’s Five Factors of Micro-Collaboration. Learn more at…
  • 5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

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

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

  • How to Make Android Apps 18

    Derek Banas
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:34 pm
    We cover how to use Intent Services, Broadcasts, Broadcast Receivers, Intent Filters and how to download, save and read files
  • How to Make Android Apps 17

    Derek Banas
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:55 pm
    In this part of my Android tutorial I cover 3 ways to save data. We’ll look at Bundles, onSaveInstanceState, SharedPreferences, and PreferenceActivity. We’ll also be reviewing working with components, Intents, click listeners, onActivityResult and a bunch of other topics. This will begin a series of tutorials in which I cover everything about Android that I […]
  • HTML 5 Tutorial

    Derek Banas
    7 Dec 2014 | 10:13 am
    I cover everything you can do with HTML 5 and provide numerous examples using CSS, JavaScript and PHP
  • Running in the Cold

    Derek Banas
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    Recently I tested a ton of different clothes to see if I could inexpensively keep warm while running in sub 20° weather. I found that the less expensive clothes performed just as well and often better then the expensive stuff. I thought I’d share my findings with others out there. I found that if you […]
  • Win a Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    Derek Banas
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    Anyone that creates an Android app and submits a link below has a chance to win both a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and a Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch. They have a combined value of $814. I pay for shipping any place in the world. Feel free to use any software to make the app. […]
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    Helge Scherlund's eLearning News

  • Affordable Colleges Online Ranks Southern Miss in its Top 20

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:36 am
    Photo: David Tisdale"Affordable Colleges Foundation (ACF), a resource for online learning and college affordability information, has included The University of Southern Mississippi in the top 20 of its new ranking of 2015's Best Online Colleges." according to David Tisdale, senior writer with the Office of University Communications.The University of Southern MississippiSouthern Miss is ranked 18th on the list, which cited schools that offer students affordable, high-quality programs combined with the flexibility of distance learning."When it comes to online learning, these schools are the…
  • Developing Personal Learning by Stephen Downes

    20 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
    Take a closer look at this Keynote presentation delivered by Stephen Downes to the 6th IEEE International Conference on Technology for Education, Amrita University, Kerala, India, online via A-View below.Stephen Downes writes, "In this online presentation I discuss the evolution of personal learning technology and then itemize in more detail the elements of the NRC Learning and Performance Support Systems program, including the personal learning record, personal cloud, resource repository network, competency detection and recognition, and personal learning assistant." Developing Personal…
  • Book series addresses tough-to-teach mathematics

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:34 am
    "A top-selling 16-book series that addresses mathematics and statistics topics that are challenging to teach yet crucial to student development will release the final book in the series this month." reports Samantha Schwartz. Photo: Rose Mary ZbiekEach book in the series “Essential Understanding,” edited by Rose Mary Zbiek, professor of education, and published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, draws on research and links the findings directly with classroom practice. They address an area of mathematics that is critical to students’ continued academic progress but…
  • An open letter to America from a public school teacher

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:33 am
    Follow on Twitter as @MauNotMaoMichael Mau, writer and teaches at Bluegrass Writers Studio in central Kentucky writes  Photo: QuartzDear America,I’m sorry. You entrusted me with your children, and I have failed them. Please know that I had the best of intentions. I didn’t want to leave a child behind. I wanted to help them win this race to the top.You asked me to test them, and I tested them. I gave them choices: A, B, C, D, and sometimes even E. I didn’t just test them though; I spent hours showing them how to test, and I prepared them for that by quizzing them. My quizzes and…
  • 10 Questions About Getting Kids Started Playing Music

    20 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
    "There’s no argument about how good playing music is for kids. Playing an instrument, any instrument, is good for their brains, good for their bodies, good for having fun, good for discipline, good for individual achievement, and good for teamwork. But when is the right time to put an instrument in a child’s hands, and how do you know which instrument to give them? " according to Brian Glaser, Baristanet.Photo: “The Estey” orchestra club, via Wikimedia Commons.Parents have a lot of questions about getting their kids started playing music, so we picked 10 of them and got answers from…
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    Elearning Examples

  • Thanksgiving of the future: how climate change could transform our food

    david
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Thanksgiving of the future: how climate change could transform our food This interactive explores what the future holds for the classic American holiday feast. View the interactive graphic The post Thanksgiving of the future: how climate change could transform our food appeared first on Elearning Examples.
  • What happened in Ferguson

    david
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:02 pm
      The confrontation: Different stories St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch laid out this scenario for the sequence of events in the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, assembled from physical evidence and testimony of dozens of witnesses. View the interactive step graphic The post What happened in Ferguson appeared first on Elearning Examples.
  • Interactive graphic: The Berlin Wall then and now

    david
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Interactive graphic: The Berlin Wall then and now On the evening of Thursday, Nov. 9, 1989, the world changed forever when the Berlin Wall opened up after 28 years of dividing the city. View the interactive graphic The post Interactive graphic: The Berlin Wall then and now appeared first on Elearning Examples.
  • The Berlin Wall Then and Now

    david
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The Berlin Wall Then and Now The area around the 158-kilometer (98.2-mile) stretch where the Berlin Wall divided the city has changed utterly in the last 25 years. The barbed wire, machine-gun turrets and tanks in “no man’s land” have gone. In their place have sprung up shopping malls, parks, office blocks and bright, glass-fronted train stations. (Read about the fall of the Berlin Wall and explore its history in an interactive timeline.) View the interactive graphic The post The Berlin Wall Then and Now appeared first on Elearning Examples.
  • Inside the Lockheed Martin F-35B

    david
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    Inside the Lockheed Martin F-35B After the Ministry of Defence ordered four F-35’s, an interactive graphic showing the internal workings of the RAF and Royal Navy’s latest fighter/bomber, the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II. Click on the red markers to see more information. View the interactive graphic The post Inside the Lockheed Martin F-35B appeared first on Elearning Examples.
 
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    Bloomfire » » Blog

  • The Future of Collaboration – Context, Content and Intelligence

    Cybele Diamandopoulos
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    Curious about the next generation of social collaboration software, and how this technology will materially impact business productivity and results? Bloomfire and Constellation Research have a great webinar planned. Webinar: The Future of Collaboration – Context, Content and Intelligence Date: Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at 12 pm CST Speakers: Alan Lepofsky, VP and Principal Analyst – Collaboration Software at Constellation Research Bobby Beckmann, CTO of Bloomfire Register here and join us!
  • Deep Dive: Bloomfire Advanced Reporting

    Lindsey Tishgart
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    Ever wished you could dive deeper into your enterprise collaboration data? You’re not alone. That’s why Bloomfire recently introduced Advanced Reporting, raising the bar on enterprise collaboration analytics. Bloomfire Advanced Reporting provides a rich, detailed set of engagement reports that complement Bloomfire’s existing analytics dashboard to show the true engagement of your collaboration initiatives. Featuring more than a dozen new reports, this enhanced analytics package includes detailed drill-down reports, use-case specific reports, broad filtering and export options and full…
  • Bloomfire helps Ogilvy create customized client collaboration environment

    Cybele Diamandopoulos
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:15 am
    With over 100 offices in more than 50 countries, OgilvyOne Worldwide is the world’s leading direct marketing, digital marketing and marketing consulting network with clients that include American Express, BP, BlackRock, British Airways, DuPont, E*TRADE, IBM, Intercontinental Hotel Group, IKEA, Kimberly-Clark, Nestlé, Unilever and UPS among others. OgilvyOne is the world’s pre-eminent Customer Engagement Agency, bringing together big ideas and data insights to create compelling personal experiences. Delivering on David Ogilvy’s famous promise, “We sell, or else,” OgilvyOne unlocks…
  • Bloomfire premiers Advanced Reporting for customer insights

    Cybele Diamandopoulos
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Bloomfire has launched an Advanced Reporting offering, which the company says is designed to give organizations detailed, easily consumed data that moves beyond views, likes and follows to show the true engagement of collaboration initiatives. Featuring more than a dozen new reports, Bloomfire’s enhanced analytics includes detailed drill-down reports, use case-specific reports, broad filtering and export options, and full API support to ensure customers achieve the greatest ROI across internal and external communities. Link to article here.
  • Bloomfire Connects Startup’s National Channel Program

    Cybele Diamandopoulos
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    MomentFeed enables national brands to connect and engage with the communities they serve as if they were a local mom and pop store. Founded in 2010, the company set out to address the convergence of social, mobile and local by unifying social sites such as Facebook, Google, Instagram, Yelp, Twitter and Foursquare for management down to the local level, on a global scale. By synchronizing the digital information surrounding a brand’s physical locations, national brands can engage with consumers with hyper-local targeting, dynamic location-specific messaging, complete location data…
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    Learning Ecosystems

  • Ferguson, Journalism, Twitter [Sue Ellen Christian & Herbert Lowe]

    Daniel Christian
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:04 am
    Ferguson, Journalism, Twitter — from zeteojournal.com by (my sister) Sue Ellen Christian and Herbert Lowe Excerpt: Our own evaluation of the performance of traditional and social media in the Ferguson story is mixed. News consumers have had access to great reporting and predictable, tablet-thin coverage, as well as to a powerful social-media movement that has roiled the Twittersphere with posts both smart and stupid. Twitter and the news media will be intertwined for some time as the story in Ferguson and related police shootings and protests, in New York and elsewhere nationwide,…
  • Khan Academy lands on the Xbox One bringing free education videos to your TV [ Al-Riyami]

    Daniel Christian
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:40 am
      Excerpt from  Khan Academy lands on the Xbox One bringing free education videos to your TV — from winbeta.org by Fahad Al-Riyami; with thanks to Keith W. O’Neal for posting this on Twitter First available on the web, then on mobile devices, Khan Academy is now available on the Xbox One console too. The app provides access to thousands of educational videos on a range of different topics. The non-profit organization provides its video’s complete free of charge and makes them available to anyone in the world. No ads, and no regional restrictions.    
  • Skype real-time language translator goes live [Moscaritolo]

    Daniel Christian
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
    Skype real-time language translator goes live — from pcmag.com by Angela Moscaritolo With Skype Translator, have a conversation with someone over the Internet who speaks a different language. Excerpt: The Microsoft-owned chat service on Monday launched the first phase of its Skype Translator preview program first announced back in May. Jointly developed by Microsoft researchers and Skype engineers, the new feature uses real-time speech translation technologies to let you have a conversation with someone over the Internet who speaks a different language. This means you can have a…
  • The elements in this piece provide a recipe for maximum engagement: Weird Al Yankovic’s “Word Crimes” video

    Daniel Christian
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    Educators and trainers take note! Take a moment to check out “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Word Crimes” video.  Then take a moment to reflect about the elements that “Weird Al” and Jarrett Heather used in this piece…what comes to your mind?     For me — and regardless what you think of his music here — “Weird Al” and Jarrett have come up with a solid piece of pedagogy here.  In fact, this could be a fun intro piece to several classes out there! I say this because it’s a clever, fun way to introduce and discuss…
  • Future of the Campus in a Digital World [Haggans]

    Daniel Christian
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:08 am
    Future of the Campus in a Digital World – from campusmatters.net by Michael Haggans | November 2014 Excerpts from PDF (emphasis DSC): In the digitally driven future of higher education, three-dimensional classroom spaces still will be needed. They won’t be used in the traditional manner and they won’t be the traditional kind. They will be bigger, flatter, faster and there will need to be fewer classrooms for the same number of students. Classes that meet on campus will need additional area per student to accommodate interactive configurations, such as those allowing group work in…
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    E-Learning 24/7 Blog

  • LMS Holiday Guide – How to Save Money, Avoid being Ripped off

    Craig Weiss
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:19 pm
    It is just a 1.5 weeks away. That is what you say as you are either forced to go to the mall or forced to eat something that looks like it came from the stone age at your holiday party or forced to listen to someone else tell you what an amazing holiday vacation they are about to have and you won’t. Yessir, it is the holidays.  And with any holiday festivities, there are lots of guides. But this is no ordinary guide, rather it is a guide to save you money, avoid the pitfalls and the traps. Trap –  Seat Costs I often bring these up, because in the LMS world this is a major driver…
  • Online Educa Berlin 2014 Conference Review #OEB14

    Craig Weiss
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Speaking.  The Final Frontier of E-learning.  These are the voyages of me.  My five year  (okay, as many years) mission is to speak at as many shows as possible throughout the world. .  To explore new cities. To seek out new attendees. To boldly go where no e-learning speaker from Los Angeles in the last few years has presented at… Wheeee Wheee..  (Feel free to make your own wheee sound) E-Learning Date. 12-5 and 12-6-2014. Log Entry:  Online Educa Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Weather: Cold. What you expected heat wave? Beep..Beep..Beep OEB 2014 Review Well, that was fun.  It…
  • 2015 LMS Rakings for K-12, HE and Report Criteria

    Craig Weiss
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:09 pm
    I’m here.  In Berlin, that is, preparing for the Online Educa Berlin Conference, kicking off on Wednesday. Sessions galore. Countries showing off their latest e-learning (often under the words – distance learning , which should be booted as a term), and vendors showing their products, making their pitches and eating their food in their booth. Attendees from all over globe will be here as well.  And yes, I’ll be there to – checking out some sessions, mingling among the attendees and chatting it up with the vendors. What the vendors though, won’t be aware of…
  • How to buy the LMS you want

    Craig Weiss
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Hey – you! Yes, you reading this exact line.  Let me tell you about something really cool.  I got this LMS see. And this LMS has every feature you need and costs more than that other system which has more features then you need, and oh, did I tell you – ours will cost X less than theirs. Sounds good, huh?  Oh, and to close it we will have our marketing team create a cool looking thingamajob and give it to you? What, not interested?  Okay, don’t worry, because I think I have an idea.  We got this other system, it is really cheap, has some of the basic features, but it…
  • Product Review: Microsoft Office Mix add-in for PowerPoint 2013

    Craig Weiss
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Open up any authoring tool (okay, most of them) and one item that you will see is the ability to add PowerPoint.  Some products including Articulate Studio and Storyline use the Microsoft SDK PowerPoint ribbon as their main ribbon. Use products such as Adobe Presenter or iSpring Presenter and in just a few short seconds you will be in PowerPoint and you can start building courses. If I was Microsoft, I would say to myself, “Why let these products be the only ones who can do this, when it is our product”.  And lo and behold, Microsoft jumped into the fray. The product?  Office…
 
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    Ridge View Media: Jenise Cook

  • How to Create an Online Portfolio – Not!

    Jenise
    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
    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…
  • News! Apple’s iOS 8 Updates and the Articulate Mobile Player

    Jenise
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Apple’s iOS 8, recently released, and the latest version of Safari seem to have “issues” with the Articulate Mobile Player (AMP) on iPhones and iPads running iOS 8. I just updated my version of Storyline 1 and republished a mini module I created last night, and it still won’t launch on my new iPad Air 2. I’m sending the *story file to Articulate Support for their help, and I’ll be checking every e-learning module I’ve uploaded to my blog site to see if they launch in iOS 8 or not. In the meantime…. …. please view our Portfolio samples via…
  • How to Find Royalty-Free Stock Photos, Images, Graphics, and Illustrations

    Jenise
    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.
  • How to Quickly Create a Scenario Using Articulate Storyline and in Three Steps

    Jenise
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Select this link to view the above sample demo. I’m an instructional writer and an e-learning developer. I’m also a storyteller. Ever since I was a child, I’ve always been drawn to stories. I love to read stories and write my own private “novels” that I keep to myself. When I design a new course for a client, I ask them to put on their storyteller hat and tell me some of their business’s common stories. Every organization has a story to tell (especially sales organizations) such as: The prospect they lost. The Help/Support customer call that ended in angry…
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  • How to Create an Online Portfolio – Not!

    Jenise
    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
    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…
  • News! Apple’s iOS 8 Updates and the Articulate Mobile Player

    Jenise
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Apple’s iOS 8, recently released, and the latest version of Safari seem to have “issues” with the Articulate Mobile Player (AMP) on iPhones and iPads running iOS 8. I just updated my version of Storyline 1 and republished a mini module I created last night, and it still won’t launch on my new iPad Air 2. I’m sending the *story file to Articulate Support for their help, and I’ll be checking every e-learning module I’ve uploaded to my blog site to see if they launch in iOS 8 or not. In the meantime…. …. please view our Portfolio samples via…
  • How to Find Royalty-Free Stock Photos, Images, Graphics, and Illustrations

    Jenise
    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.
  • How to Quickly Create a Scenario Using Articulate Storyline and in Three Steps

    Jenise
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Select this link to view the above sample demo. I’m an instructional writer and an e-learning developer. I’m also a storyteller. Ever since I was a child, I’ve always been drawn to stories. I love to read stories and write my own private “novels” that I keep to myself. When I design a new course for a client, I ask them to put on their storyteller hat and tell me some of their business’s common stories. Every organization has a story to tell (especially sales organizations) such as: The prospect they lost. The Help/Support customer call that ended in angry…
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  • Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

    Jon Aleckson
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Is Your Organization Ready? This week, Managing eLearning features a guest post from Colin Skinner, an instructional designer at Web Courseworks. Learning today happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. But it’s often difficult to get recognition for skills and achievements that happen outside of school. Mozilla’s Open Badges project is working to solve that problem, making it easy for anyone to issue, earn and display badges across the web through a shared technical infrastructure. The result: helping people of all ages gain and display 21st century skills and unlock new…
  • Hiring a Technology Consultant

    Victor-charles Scafati
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    Finding the Right Hired Gun: A Conversation with Elaine Biech CIOs, CTOs, and other technology executives are often saddled with problems that their staff hasn’t demonstrated an ability to solve, either due to a lack of knowledge, resources, or drive. These problems usually have a direct and measurable effect on the business value being delivered by the technology group, and certainly can cause angst amongst the rest of the business leadership. Lack of forthcoming solutions can limit the business’ bottom line, and it can even have a negative impact the careers of the technology leaders.
  • Preliminary Research Validates MindMeld SME Collaboration Model

    Jon Aleckson
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:49 am
    In 2011, Penny Ralston-Berg and I published our book, MindMeld: Micro-Collaboration Between eLearning Designers and Instructor Experts. The book was the result of my seven years of doctorate research at the University of Wisconsin into best practices for developing online interactive learning objects (ILOs). The central tenet of MindMeld is my Five Factors of Micro-Collaboration, which lay out the conditions under which ILO teams have the highest chance of creating a deliverable that lets users learn by doing: Aleckson’s Five Factors of Micro-Collaboration. Learn more at…
  • 5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

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

    Web Courseworks
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    Professional associations have a mandate to present and offer well-organized content and information to their communities of members and practitioners, but the process of creating and maintaining informational schemes that are relevant to end users doesn’t always overlap with designing to meet basic administrative needs. When approaching association learning technology from the perspective of supporting sensible information taxonomy for end users and administrators, there are a multitude of factors to consider. It’s difficult to offer a comprehensive discussion of all relevant…
 
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  • Top 3 Areas to Check When Reviewing an E-Learning Course

    Terri Bowen
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
    College English majors will admit—some more boastfully or shamefully than others—that we have some OCD tendencies. We’re the ones who cringe at misspellings on restaurant and gas station marquees. We force ourselves to be hip and modern by using shortcuts while texting. (Just typing “C u l8r” makes my stomach turn.) We’re the ones whose eyes bulge when we read a personal email that is one long, continuous sentence. Our love of having everything arranged neatly and correctly can, at times, make us social pariahs. I’ll never forget the first time my younger brother asked me to…
  • Doodle.com: Hassle-Free Scheduling

    Tammi Ritter
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    You send an email to a group of project stakeholders proposing a meeting on Tuesday at 10:00. You receive two of the three responses. So far, everyone can attend. Then you receive the final response and find that Tuesdays don’t work for Jack. He suggests meeting on Wednesday at 3:00, but Carmen replies that she’s only available until 1:30. You’re not available on Wednesday afternoon at all, so you suggest Thursday. Kyle replies that he’s flexible, but he reminds you he’ll be on “London time.” Have you ever had an experience like this? Have you ever wished scheduling a meeting…
  • Tim’s Top 3 PowerPoint Design Tips

    Tim Slade
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy-to-use program that could accomplish many of the same graphic design tasks as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator? Better yet, wouldn’t it be great if this was a program you most likely have on your computer and have been using for the past several years? Well, I’m happy to say this program does exist, and it’s something that will meet many of your graphic design needs. This program is PowerPoint. That’s right, I said PowerPoint! Although you may not realize it, many of the tools you can use to design presentations in PowerPoint are the…
  • Event Recap: DevLearn 2014

    Tanya Seidel
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    Diane Elkins, Tim Slade, and I all attended the DevLearn 2014 Conference & Expo this past week in Las Vegas. If you haven’t been to this event before, it’s an incredible opportunity to explore the tools, techniques, and tricks of successful e-learning developers from all over the world. This year’s conference was no exception. Diane and Tim kicked off the week by conducting a pre-conference program for those new to e-learning: E-Learning 101: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started. With the way the e-learning market continues to grow, it came as no surprise that their session…
  • Create Hand-Drawn Graphics in PowerPoint + Free Download

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

  • Bringing out the Best through Online learning: How can e-learning help introvert learners?

    Arunima Majumdar
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:33 am
    Today, organizations spend a lot of time and money creating training programs to develop and hone the skills of their workforce. These programs are extremely beneficial for extrovert learners who do not hesitate to sign up for courses – online or classroom – in order to learn more and excel. However, training development strategies often focus on extrovert learners – leaving out a large section of introvert learners. This is a grave mistake because it restricts the reach of learning and diminishes its impact. While extrovert learners excel through group projects or presentations, other…
  • Assistive Technology: Creating new possibilities for Differently Abled Learners

    Arunima Majumdar
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Technology has changed the way learning is created and consumed in the 21st century. It has also brought in tremendous possibilities to create ‘inclusive’ learning that takes into consideration the special needs of differently abled learners as well – in educational institutes as well as corporate organizations. Computer-based programs have been developed to help these learners access learning material as well as contribute actively to gain an immersive experience. With the help of Assistive Computer Technology (AT) anybody – irrespective of any disability – can effectively interact…
  • Out with the ‘Couch Potato’ – Motion-based games get you in Active Mode

    Arunima Majumdar
    5 Dec 2014 | 2:22 am
    Video games are a part of our lives – children, adolescents and adults alike. There is no doubt that video games are here to stay, no matter how we raise our eyebrows about the growing ‘screen time’ of our children or the sedentary life that these games promote. But in recent times, motion-based gaming is set to increase the scope of video games by bounds. Gaming systems like Wii Fit and Kinect employ motion-based video gaming technology, where the players have to employ physical movements to play the game. According to a research, the energy expenditure in a 30-minute session is within…
  • Theme-based Learning for Heightened Retention: An e-Learning Perspective

    Arunima Majumdar
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:09 am
    The modern workplace is an environment that thrives with technology and the scene is thus set for the continuing popularity of e-learning for corporate training. However, the pertinent question for all e-learning developers is –‘How to increase Learner Retention?’ In the absence of an Instructor, learners often feel alienated and disjointed from the learning process in a self-paced e-learning environment. The course design should be built in a way that strikes a chord with all learners – irrespective of their social, educational or professional backgrounds. This is a tall task as most…
  • Outsourcing e-Learning: Creating stand-alone training through external resources

    Arunima Majumdar
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    The rapid increase in the number of corporate learners and the increasing diversity of learning needs has helped e-learning to truly find its feet. Virtual training helps transcend geographical distances and varying time-schedules and so it is available to everyone across the organization. Rich in media, virtual trainings have shown excellent results by connecting with the learner and leaving lasting impressions. This explains the industry-wide acceptance of online or virtual training and the phenomenal increase in the demand for it. But sometimes there arises the need for more specific…
 
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    Custom training and elearning, anywhere anytime!

  • Managing Learning Programs with Moodle LMS – Free eBook

    Phani Madhav
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Moodle – a very powerful, yet highly affordable Learning Management System (LMS). This incredible software has been rated as the most popular LMS in the world, by Capterra. The high degree of flexibility and versatility of Moodle makes it a boon to training managers. Here is an eBook from CommLab India that lists 8 ways of leveraging the enormous potential of this wonderful LMS. Download this eBook today to understand how Moodle can be used to meet your training needs very efficiently and maximize the ROI on your training dollar. Related PostsHow to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to…
  • What Should An Online Sales Training Curriculum Include?

    Shweta Vyas
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    An online sales training program is like a refresher to those who are experienced in sales, whereas on other hand it is an overall training for those who are fresher and needs to understand what a customer requires and how to help customer with the products and thus increase sales of the organization. So what should be the focus points in a sales training program? Here, I will discuss what a sales training program, delivered online, needs to include. Introduction to the Market: A fresher to the job needs to be familiar with the segment he has to focus to sell effectivity. So, the training has…
  • Elements of Motivation for Games in E-learning – An Infographic

    William Carey K
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Complex learning content can be made easy, using gamification. As an instructional designer, you need to design games based on your learners’ work environment. This helps you create an engaging course. Here is an info-graphic, which shares information on 5 elements that enhance the efficacy of game-based eLearning courses. Hope you find this post interesting. How do you use games in based online courses? We’d love to hear your experiences. Related PostsCreative Ways to Present Click on Tab Interactivity in E-learning Courses – An InfographicMaking E-learning Courses Mobile: 5 Aspects to…
  • 3 Key Elements For E-learning Screen Design

    Kalpana Kambam
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Technology has radically changed the art of education. Everyone is now using technology – enabled courses, as they offer anytime, anywhere learning. While designing an online course, it is very important to remember the key elements of a screen. In this post, we will look at the 3 key elements for designing a screen. 1. Graphical User Interface (GUI) area: This area contains the course title, logo, theme and navigational controls. The purpose of the GUI is to allow the learner to navigate intuitively through the course. Usually, the ‘next’ and ‘back’ buttons are…
  • 5 Bizarre Navigation Errors to Avoid in eLearning Courses

    Manisha Reddy K
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Did you get stuck in an eLearning course, where you did not know how to proceed to the next screen? Did not understand what’s the next thing you need to do in the slide, and did not find the help button? Some eLearning courses have bizarre navigational errors which need to be avoided. Let’s discuss such errors and see how to avoid/ correct them. Missing navigational assistance: Every course must have a navigational assistance page which explains all the navigational elements and their functions. A navigational page is of great help to learners who are new to eLearning and don’t know how…
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  • Funny Hotel Training Video

    LMS Master
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:43 am
    Hey hotel trainers, use this video as an icebreaker for your next Hotel Training session. About John: A native of Los Angeles, I love to keep up with emerging music scene.  One of my current... [click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!]
  • Why You Need Retail Employee Training

    LMS Master
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:18 am
    Hey retail trainers, click to watch a video that shows what happens when you let your employees do whatever they want and it’s not good! Maybe you want to show the video to your boss to... [click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!]
  • Funny Video – Why You Need Restaurant Employee Training

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

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

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

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:49 am
    by Michael Allen, chairman & CEO Given decades of informative research on instructional paradigms, human learning, and performance measurement, it seems the burgeoning e-learning industry would have achieved enormous success in bringing each learner to a state of performance mastery economically and as quickly as possible. Instead, however, it seems the industry continually degrades its offerings—relying on technology for learner engagement and focusing more on content presentation than on learner needs and performance improvement. In disappointment and frustration and as an…
  • Four Questions that Shift You into Design Success

    Ann Iverson
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:16 pm
    by Ann Iverson, instructional designer | @iverson_ann “Question everything!”- Albert Einstein As an instructional designer, I think the most important part of my job occurs in the design phase of a project. Not only am I building relationships and setting the stage, I’m working to create the blueprint for the entire learning experience. Essential design activities: include identifying the learner audience, what learners need to do to be successful, and what the main challenges are and how those challenges cause performance gaps. And the best way to get all that…
  • 4 Exercises to Help You Find Your e-Learning Writing Voice

    11 Dec 2014 | 10:14 am
    by Hannah von Bank, instructional writer I’ve always been a writer. As a kid, I cranked out little paper books by the dozens with such titles as “The Day all the Boys Disappeared” and “How Christmas Trees Got Started.” I bet you didn’t know that Christmas trees originated due to a convoluted plan by a cat/fairy/queen to get more cookies in the winter. It is a story that is both more and less magical than most people assume. One of the toughest struggles for all writers is developing an authentic and unique voice, both for themselves and for their characters. A voice…
  • You Say Quantitative—I Say Qualitative: Whose Training ROI is This Anyway?

    Gerald Matykowski
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:23 am
    In a previous blog post, Educating and Challenging Stakeholders on Instructional Design Best Practices, I suggested that certain qualities that make an effective salesperson can also help learning strategists and instructional designers influence decision makers to embrace learning and development trends, tools, and best practices. Several of these qualities focused on a learning strategist’s comfort level when discussing the relationship of best practices and the financial implications of learning and development projects. The most common term used to reference financial and business…
  • 6 Ways to Connect with the e-Learning Community on LinkedIn

    Brittany Laeger
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:31 am
    LinkedIn is a powerful tool for creating connections within your industry. Without leaving your desk, you can have a conversation with a Director of Learning from Fortune 50 Company or an Instructional Designer with years of experience. Here are a few tips to help you connect with e-learning professionals on LinkedIn! 1. Optimize Your Profile Before you spend a lot of time making brand new connections, take a minute to make sure that your LinkedIn Profile is optimized. What does that mean? Is your experience up-to-date? Don’t forget to include your skills, software proficiencies, volunteer…
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    SHIFT's eLearning Blog

  • Making Change Happen: A No-Fail Process to Make eLearning More Persuasive

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    Persuasion is an art. Try too hard, and you might be branded as being aggressive. Be gentle, and your message will probably be brushed aside. At the end, the ultimate goal of persuasion is to get a person to change. Persuading someone to come round to your point of view is especially challenging in a virtual learning environment that lacks the intimacy of a face-to-face interaction. What is more, your learner has a choice to go or not go through your course. Thankfully, researchers have figured out how the learner's mind works and how to "persuade" it to fall in line with your content.
  • Before You Add One More Image to Your eLearning Course, Read This!

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:22 am
    Bad Stock Photos Make for Bad eLearning How often have you gone to a website, looked at the photos, and said “Oh yeah, there are the happy clapping people, and there’s the arrow going into the target, and there’s the thermometer showing sales figures, and… yawn.” Probably more times than you could count. Does that really make you want to read the content? Does it do anything to enhance the information that’s there? Of course it doesn’t. And the same things that are beyond boring and beyond overdone on various websites are going to be equally as un-engaging if you use them on…
  • Seeing is Believing: Making Best Use of Your Images in eLearning

    11 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
    Do you buy clothes online without looking at the photographs? What sounds more exciting—reading about a seaside town or actually walking through the streets of one while smelling the sea in the air? Why is your computer crammed full with photographs and videos of long-gone birthday parties and family picnics? That is because, we love images! Images talk to us, move us, make us remember, and inspire us in ways that words hardly can. We also happen to learn better through images than with text.  The human brain processes visuals 60,000 times quicker than text!
  • The Art of Simplification in eLearning Design

    9 Dec 2014 | 10:35 am
    eLearning courses are designed for the benefit of students and not to bombard them with irrelevant information. Relevant information is necessary, but if you exceed a human’s brain capacity to understand and retain all the information, then all the learning goes to waste. Designers often ask how they can improve the quality of their eLearning content and make them more engaging. What can they do? Stick to one of design's timeless rules: “keep it simple” .  Applying the principle of simplicity in eLearning means relaying information through the simplest means…
  • Keep eLearning Readable or Don’t Bother Using Text at All

    4 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Recently, we found some powerful words by Carrie Cousins which made us think on how they apply to eLearning: "Design for readability or don’t bother using text at all. If you want your content to be effective, it must be readable."  As a learning professional, your responsibility is not just to deliver eLearning content to your students – it’s to make sure that it’s engaging and readable. What that means, is that you’re going to have to learn about design, especially typography. At its essence, eLearning is mostly about reading, and if what you’re offering…
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    eLearning Industry

  • 5 Project Management Tips for Geographically Dispersed eLearning Teams

    Maricel Rivera
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:41 am
    Project Management Tips for Geographically Dispersed eLearning Teams When working with eLearning teams, or any team for that matter, teamwork and collaboration are an essential for success. While collaboration is certainly not something you pluck off Walmart’s shelves whenever the need for it arises, there are tried-and-proven ways to make collaboration easier for teams, especially those with members domiciled across various locations in the world. It’s the obvious that normally gets overlooked, and sometimes, too much of the “begin with the end in mind” mindset makes key people…
  • PETE&C 2015

    eLearning Industry Events Team
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Wondering what the latest trends in educational technology are? Join us at the PETE&C 2015 in Hershey! Each year, hundreds of exhibitors showcase their latest technology products and services to the vast audience of teachers, administrators, technology directors, school board members and more. PETE&C 2015 will host exhibitors representing all academic disciplines and all phases of educational technology. Throughout the three days, you can attend concurrent sessions and student showcases. Keynote speakers Lodge McCammon The Movement Dr. Lodge McCammon will discuss and model his version…
  • 6 Tips To Create An Instructional Design Cover Letter

    Christopher Pappas
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:45 am
    How To Create An Instructional Design Cover Letter Your Instructional Design Resume may get all the glory, but the Instructional Design Cover Letter is a powerful, and often overlooked, tool that can make a world of difference when it comes to landing your dream job. It needs to grab the hiring managers’ attention and make them want to keep reading, or else even the most painstakingly crafted resume isn't going to be given that all-important first glance. Here are just a few tips that can help you create a strong Instructional Design Cover Letter. Follow the format. It's always nice to…
  • 10 Tips to Use Flashcards in eLearning

    Christopher Pappas
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:41 am
    How to Use Flashcards in eLearning Creating exciting, yet informative, eLearning experiences for learners can be a challenging feat even for the most knowledgeable and experienced eLearning professionals. This achievement often includes a blend of engaging learning materials, a carefully planned curriculum, and a variety of eLearning tools. Historically, flashcards have been the go-to tools for educators, as they help to prevent cognitive overload and actually make the learning experience enjoyable. However, there are a few tips and tricks that you may want to keep in mind if you're trying…
  • 5 Key Benefits Of Open Access For eLearning

    Dan Almour
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:08 am
    The Benefits Of Open Access For eLearning It’s Free! There are no costs involved in reading open access articles at all; no subscriptions or pay per download fees or any hidden costs. The costs of subscription based journals have risen up to four time faster than inflation since the 1980s (Open Access Overview). Open Access provides a quality and affordable alternative. Easy and Convenient - Open Access Articles can be accessed by anyone, anywhere. Open access online publications can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection. You do not need to be a member of an institution such as…
 
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    Raptivity Blog

  • A simple trick to make most of the ‘Smile Sheet’ interaction

    Govind Magdalene
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:25 am
    How many of you use ‘Smile Sheet’ interaction to gather user feedback on happiness quotient? Do you sometimes feel restricted by the emoticons to be rated? What if you need to know the user preference in the rating range of […]
  • 10 Reasons Why Raptivity is a Must Have Tool

    Govind Magdalene
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
      It truly does not count if you are a professional or a beginner; thanks to Raptivity, you don’t require any programming or technical skills to wow your learners. Here are ten reasons I feel Raptivity is a must have […]
  • Walking down the Interactive Learning Path with Raptivity

    Isha
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:17 am
    One of the major challenges that educators face is holding learners’ attention and helping them retain information. With a tool like Raptivity, educators can bridge this gap by adding meaningful learning interactions (such as brainteasers, interactive diagrams, 3D worlds, games, […]
  • VIDEO LEARNING

    Greg Gardner
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    This summer I’ve put the smoker on my backyard deck to good use.  I’ve made beef brisket, chicken, spare ribs and even grilled fish with it.  We’ve enjoyed the variety of meat and side dishes that go with each.  Summer […]
  • Approaches to Interactivity Building in eLearning

    Janhavi
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    We all know that adding meaningful interactivity into eLearning courses allows learners to participate in the learning process, thus creating an enhanced learning environment. But building interactivities can be challenging if you don’t have the right resources, time, or money. […]
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    InformED

  • The Evolution of Learning Technologies

    Saga Briggs
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:11 pm
      Since its first appearance nearly 6,000 years ago, educational technology has given birth to some of humanity’s finest inventions. Without it, we wouldn’t have historical records, textbooks (digital or print), search engines, or social media. We’d be doing sums on our fingers and toes and drawing maps in the dust with sharp sticks. We’d be generating tools without advancing our collective knowledge. Like technology, educational technology is much more than computers and networks. In fact, a quick look at its etymology shows us that it refers to three concepts at…
  • 16 Ways Your Brain Is Sabotaging Your Effort To Learn

    Saga Briggs
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Our own brains regularly deceive us in order to make sense of the world we live in. Most of the time, it’s nothing more than an innocent effort to save face. Our brain will tell us we’re smarter and better looking than everyone else, and that any fault brought to our attention should probably be blamed on someone else. It will advocate for our convictions, pointing out any evidence that supports them and politely ignoring any that doesn’t. And it will even spare us from the mental strain of thinking beyond the stereotypes it has so conveniently crafted for us. The human…
  • How 3-D Printing Will Change Education

    Saga Briggs
    6 Dec 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Also known as rapid prototyping, 3-D printing is a technology that allows users to create three-dimensional physical products from a digital file. Each product is created one layer at a time, using an inkjet-like process that sprays a bonding agent onto a very thin layer of fixable powder. The bonding agent can be applied very accurately to build an object from the bottom up, layer by layer. The process even accommodates moving parts within the object. Using different powders and bonding agents, color can be applied, and prototype parts can be rendered in plastic, resin, or metal. In fact,…
  • 18 Rules In Education That Should Be Broken As Soon As They’re Learned

    Saga Briggs
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Rules are great. They provide order to an otherwise chaotic world and help preserve and perpetuate important ideas. If it weren’t for rules, and the willingness to follow rules, we wouldn’t have language or the ability to communicate. We wouldn’t have educational standards or scientific research, democracy or civil rights. The trouble sets in when we don’t stop to question the rules that have been laid out before us. When the rules we follow start to impede learning and personal development, that’s when we need to take a step back and reassess our priorities. The…
  • When Not to Use Technology: 15 Things That Should Stay Simple In Education

    Saga Briggs
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Most of us know better than to use technology for technology’s sake. The Shiny New Tech Syndrome is taking the world by storm, and with the added pressure of finding new ways to improve educational outcomes, we try our best not to be tempted. But there are some things–certain methods, activities, and tools–we still assume can be enhanced with a little computational flair, when really, if we stopped to question ourselves, we’d find them best delivered the old-fashioned way. The benefits of integrating technology into learning are extremely well-supported, and range from increased…
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  • Internal Medicine Flashcards… Coming Soon!

    Admin
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:51 am
    Over the past year, we have been working diligently to develop an Internal Medicine Flashcards platform. Now with weeks left before the New Year, we can say confidently that the Flashcards platform is almost set to launch! Before we get into why we are so excited about this as an addition to our Internal Medicine Learning Platform, we do have a lot of people to thank. To all of you that provided your input, time, and effort into building the platform and providing us feedback, we are so grateful! We have loved working together and are now thrilled to open this up to everyone!   Without…
  • President Obama Gets Hit With Acid Reflux: GERD Review for ABIM & USMLE

    ravibhatia
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    It wasn’t a Streptococcal infection; it wasn’t allergies; it wasn’t pollutant irritants. Nope, the cause of the President Barack Obama’s persistent sore throat was gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).   On Saturday, December 6, Obama underwent a laryngoscopic procedure to work up the sore throat that had been nagging him for “the past couple weeks” according to a statement by Obama’s PCP Dr. Ronny Jackson of the Navy.  When the study showed soft tissue swelling, a follow-up CT scan was ordered and was found to be normal.  Keep in mind that this extensive work-up that…
  • 5 General Internal Medicine concepts to Master for ABIM & USMLE

    ravibhatia
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    The American College of Physicians (ACP) hosted its 2014 Internal Medicine annual meeting in Orlando, Florida this past April. Dr Geraldine E. Menard, an associate professor of the Department of Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine, presented high-yield General Internal Medicine concepts as part of a review of the ABIM syllabus. Those key take-home teaching points have been adapted and summarized here, with Knowmedge visuals. As we continue with #GeneralInternalMedicine Week, we present five topics: Biostatistics, Smoking Cessation, Alcohol Screening, Strep Throat, and Sinusitis.
  • What You Need to Know About Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA) for the ABIM and USMLE Exams

    sunirkumar
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:13 am
    As we close out #NeuroWeek, let’s take a look at Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA), a diagnosis found within the neurology syllabus of the ABIM and USMLE Step 3 exams. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, TIA is defined as “a transient neurological deficit resulting from focal brain, spinal cord, or retinal ischemia without acute infarction.” As you may already know, there really isn’t a”cure” for TIAs. Rather, the objective of admitting a patient experiencing a TIA is to avoid negative outcomes, such as a stroke or death.
  • Introducing the Knowmedge Refer-A-Friend Program!

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

    Ravi Pratap Singh
    29 Nov 2014 | 10:19 pm
    THE QUOTE: “The future of e-Learning is wide open! Learning doesn’t just happen during business hours in the office or in the classroom. It happens everywhere through a number of different channels.” – Eric Schuermann (From our interview with him) “When training is done well, doors open, skills develop, and performance excellence yields personal and organizational rewards. People grow in ability, confidence, motivation and happiness.” – Michael Allen THE JOURNEY: After publishing our post ‘E-Learning Forecasts & Trends for 2014’ a couple of months ago, we…
  • Inspiring E-Learning Quotes from the Great Masters

    Ravi Pratap Singh
    9 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    THE QUOTE: “The key to success is getting people to do the right thing at the right time.” – Michael W. Allen, CEO, Allen Interactions THE JOURNEY: Where is e-learning heading? If you had been following us, you would already know that it’s almost a year since we started publishing our Crystal Balling interview series with some of the great masters in the e-learning industry. This campaign that we launched on 15th November 2013 was the culmination of our die-hard commitment to promote ‘good learning’. The interview series comprise stimulating discussions with industry experts and…
  • The Transformative Journey of Corporate MOOCs

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

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

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

    Sep Barkhodaee
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:36 am
    As business paradigms have shifted in the 21st century to become more global, organizations themselves are also becoming leaner and more streamlined. Somewhat paradoxically, these smaller companies are, in many instances, actually operating in larger markets than the bigger businesses of last generation. To keep up, organizations have had to become more efficient. This is a process that relies on one resource – innovation.  Today, executives chase innovation like a white whale.  However, its status as a corporate buzzword has made it difficult to pin down exactly what…
  • Nearly Half of Fortune 500 Companies Use E-learning. Why Aren’t You?

    Randall Duke
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:18 am
    According to statistics from IBIS Capital, 41.7% of the most profitable companies in the world, those listed in the Fortune 500, are currently using e-learning tools for online training. Are you still training your staff the old-fashioned way? Early adopters of this technology see huge savings in the amount of time and money it takes to train (or retrain) employees, while their employees retain more from the actual sessions. “Many business people think of training as something distracting or often a waste of time. And despite the fact that US business spends more than $60 billion a year in…
  • Why Training For Engagement Is Important, And How You Can Do It

    Sep Barkhodaee
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:23 am
    You don't want your employees to just be able to do their jobs, you want them to be intrinsically motivated to do so – and that means keeping them engaged. Employee engagement is the white whale that managers and HR professionals have been chasing in the 21st century as the millennial generation fills spots in the office roster. Keeping the younger and more technologically connected generation as tuned into their jobs as they are to their smartphones can be a challenge. Luckily, fostering greater employee engagement doesn't have to be a passive endeavor. There are ways to…
  • How Online Training Can Keep Your Office Safe

    Sep Barkhodaee
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    In addition to ensuring employees approach their jobs with the necessary skills and job knowledge, employers also have a responsibility to keep the workplace safe for staff members and management alike. Historically, safety and compliance training is often approached as a necessary evil. Managers and HR professionals are required to provide it, but typically are unable to figure out how to fit such learning in with the rest of the onboarding process. As a result, safety training can often take on a classroom or lecture format. While technically compliant, such an approach to safety training…
  • Why Your Employee Development Should Cover More Than Just Training

    Sep Barkhodaee
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    Every employer knows the importance of ensuring new staff members are properly trained. New hires need not only knowledge of essential skills to be effective in their positions, but also must learn the ins and outs of company policy and various administrative minutiae.  But while many companies may be tempted to restrict training to a beginning-of-tenure occurrence, this is actually doing a disservice to both employees and management. In recent years, employee training has started giving way to career development, both in execution but also in guiding philosophy. Companies that have…
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  • Learning Resolutions: Three Ways to Make Better Leaders in 2015

    Kellye Whitney
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Once Thanksgiving, Christmas and their various global iterations have passed, most people spend time planning how to make the New Year easier, healthier, more productive or just plain better. Learning leaders are no different. Only, instead of resolving to exercise more, CLOs resolve to make development options that resonate with audiences and create bigger impact for their respective organizations bottom lines. Leadership development is a common focus, specifically, how to build more effective leaders who have the skills organizations need today and tomorrow to be competitive in the global…
  • Learning Resolutions: A Gen X-er's Guide to Workplace Learning in 2015

    Jessica Miller-Merrell
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    We can’t afford to wait another hour, minute or even a second when it comes to learning, developing and mentoring our team. At the heart of my argument is a very sobering and eye-opening statistic. By 2015, almost 33 percent of our workforce including 48 percent of our supervisors will be eligible to retire. Two thousand and fifteen is less than 45 days away. We are less than 45 days away from 33 percent of our workforce who at any time can make an obvious and personal choice to not just leave our company but leave their position as a member of working society. The mass exodus of our more…
  • Company Growing? Meet Challenges Head On!

    Kate Cornelius
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If your company is growing, chances are things are changing, and fast! Keeping up with the changing needs of your company can be a challenge, especially if you're expanding internationally or hiring remote workers. eLearning can be a great tool for easing the transition and getting everyone on the same page. This week's featured courses cover remote and distributed teams, international business, and keeping proper ergonomics no matter where you're located!    Don't wait—get ahead and get started today!    No matter your work environment, whether you sit or stand, work in a home office,…
  • Top 25 Professional Development Courses To Take Control of Your Career

    Katie Hurst
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:57 am
    In one generation, the concept of professional development has completely changed. For baby boomers, opportunities for professional growth were almost entirely controlled by the company, or traditional educational institutions. You either went back for an advanced degree, or you waited for your company to provide learning or coaching opportunities. Now, technology has exponentially increased the number of avenues one can use in their personal career growth—including access to online professional development courses. And with the availability of data regarding utilization, it is even easier…
  • How NOT to Make a Corporate Training Video

    Hannah Huston
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:24 am
    Corporate training videos serve a very distinct purpose—they convey crucial information to employees in order to help keep them safe and help them understand what they are doing. Just because a training video has an important purpose though does not mean it has to be bland and boring for the users. In fact, if you want your corporate training video to be a success and have a high knowledge retention rate, making your video enjoyable for the user will result in a more memorable learning experience. So how do you know what to avoid in order to have a successful corporate training video?
 
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    Online Education Integrated Learning Platform E-Learning Resources

  • 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…
  • Cbeebies Fun and Games Free Online Learning Games For Kids

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Kids of the ages six and under are needed to develop the understanding that they enjoy while playing. There are copious types of learning websites for kids, but cbeebies games are online education resource that a teacher and parent can use to giving their child desired target required for them to succeed in life.BBC Cbeebies fun and games is one of the learning platform for schools are relatively essential for Kids. cbeebies free games learning websites are inclusive of activities, games, stories and individual program areas which help student to advance their pre-literacy level. Their…
  • Haiku Learning - Elegant Education Resources for Unified School District

    9 Nov 2014 | 8:26 pm
    What is haiku learning?Haiku Learning is a full learning suite of cloud-based tools designed to integrate Unified School District online and running with virtual learning sites in minutes. Acknowledged for unimaginable usability and speedy adoption rates, haiku learning’s sturdy digital learning platform supports K-12 intermingled and online learning. Lecturers use haiku learning’s advanced content-centered approach to expertise effective learning environment that most accurately fits their educational vogue. As Unified School District grow their toolsets, haiku Learning becomes an…
  • Online Teaching Certificate Course in K12 Offered by IU Northwest for Teachers

    1 Nov 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Certificate in K-12 online Teaching:Teaching is very important as a result of this world’s future might think about what our youngsters learn. There are many differing kinds of teachers, however the most common ones include elementary, middle, and secondary or high school, and special education. Elementary school teachers tend to teach a range of subjects, whereas middle and high school teachers would possibly become specialists during a specific subject like English or science.The field of teaching is projected to possess average growth within the next few years. Get the teacher education…
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    Administrate

  • The Benefits of Using Online Assessments

    Kim Morrison
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:32 am
    With the end of the year setting in, you may be in the midst of assessment season. Or maybe you’re getting everything ready for your class assessments directly after the Christmas break. Setting up assessments can be a complicated and […]
  • Selecting the Right Assessment Type

    Kim Morrison
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    At the end of any course or training sessions, it’s typical to make your students complete some sort of assessment. It’s important way to make sure they have a good understanding of the course material, and have met the outlined […]
  • How to Evaluate Your Workplace Training

    Kim Morrison
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    Workplace training can be incredibly important, regardless of which industry your business is in. However, while allowing your staff to participate in training is important, it is also crucial that you measure the effectiveness of any training that takes place in […]
  • DevLearn 2014 Recap

    John Peebles
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    It’s been a whirlwind few days here in Las Vegas at DevLearn 2014.  As always, the Administrate trade show crew arrived in town with their hyper portable booth, ready to set up shop and tell people about our software.  Earlier […]
  • How to Improve Your Memory

    Kim Morrison
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    A huge part of the learning process is being able to remember all the things you have been taught throughout your course. While studying for your exams and final assessments is obviously important, you want to be able to retain the […]
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    Origin Learning - A Learning Solutions Blog

  • Should a company’s HRO alone drive talent development?

    Origin Learning
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:20 am
    Talent Development is usually associated with the Human Resources function of any organization: they are responsible for selecting and recruiting people, and also for training and developing them to suit the needs of the organization. However, if you are still stuck with this ideology, you’re probably unmindful of the current trends in talent development. To put it correctly, a company’s leadership should drive talent development and the HRO should be its facilitator. Coaching and mentoring protégés has a significant positive impact towards honing their talent. However, many a times,…
  • Are LMSs ready for delivering mobile learning content?

    Origin Learning
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Mobiles are small devices. That is what makes them most suitable to fit your pocket and schedule as and when you like them. However, implementing a mobile-learning strategy involves a careful understanding of how far current LMSs are capable of developing and delivering content on the mobile platform. The question we ask here is: Are current LMSs ready for delivering mobile learning content? The answer to this lies in examining the current state of LMSs. LMS apps are of two kinds- native and web apps. To understand the basic difference, think of how a website like Facebook or LinkedIn opens…
  • 10 Facts about E- Learning

    Origin Learning
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:52 am
    Today E-Learning has caused a revolution in the educational sector globally and remains high in demand. E-Learning tools just keep getting bigger and better. It has certainly provided a larger platform for learners to experience education on a broader and effective level. Image Credit – Freepik Here is a list of 10 facts about E-Learning. E Learning is the second most used training method among organisations, many companies are moving at a faster rate because of E learning and are breaking away from the traditional way of learning, where an instructor usually conducts the training…
  • Skills you need as an Instructional Designer

    Origin Learning
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Are you tired of seeing heavy content slides? Do teaching methods and strategies appear far from being comprehensible? Well! An Instructional designer is just what you need! A skillful Instructional designer brings to you both technology and learning combined together not only in a digestible format but also at an appetising pace. An Instructional designer breaks down content that involves any learning material, into something that is easy to comphrehend; he or she also creates the content to be appealing to the target audience. Image Credit – Freepik Here are lists of essential Skills…
  • Device-Agnostic Content – The Instructional Design Challenge

    Origin Learning
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    Okay, so device-agnostic content is the talk of the town. It has to be. With umpteen devices of all kinds releasing every other day, it is almost impossible (and very, very arduous if possible) to tailor website layout to each specific device. As a result, web designers and programmers have found a smarter way out: forget the device. Yes, device agnosticism is all about focusing on the content and designing it in a way that instead of being tied to any particular device, it serves to perform well on the web in general. Image Credit – Freepik With BYOD on the rise, organizations who are…
 
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    TalentLMS Blog - eLearning | Instructional Design | LMS

  • Top 10 Articles About Flipped Classrooms

    John Laskaris
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:16 am
    Flipped Classroom is one of the most popular trends in education nowadays, so I am sure most of you have heard about it.But do you know what exactly means the term ‘Flipped Classroom’ and what options it gives to teachers and learners? The concept seems simple but there’s a lot more to it than you think.We gathered for you 10 articles defining flipped classroom, showing different points of view on this new teaching method and there are also some tips for those of you who decide to flip the classroom.1. The Definition Of The Flipped ClassroomTo talk about the different…
  • Performance Based eLearning

    John Laskaris
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    If there is one thing that fails an eLearning course, it’s the capability to differentiate performance of its learners from pre-course to post-course.For such reasons, it is critical to define the type of improvement you wish to achieve through your eLearning course: Is it information based? Or is it skills rendering?Measuring performance is an essential tool to determine if the eLearning course has been effective.How do you achieve a performance boost in your learners? How do you access their learning and ensure that they will apply it in a real word context?Above all, how do you justify…
  • Retaining Your Company’s Knowledge through eLearning

    John Laskaris
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:15 am
    By now, what we call the “2020 Information Age”, knowledge has become an asset. As a business organization, operating to improve and diversify assets, you may be wondering how on earth did an asset become:A. IntangibleB. ImmeasurableAnd all the while you thought, your eLearning efforts had been enough to generate “knowledge” within your company to coax in enough ROI, the much anticipated green bills.In short, as a dedicated business professional, you believed you had invested enough time, efforts and money to create eLearning courses to generate knowledge within your organization that…
  • Keeping with Your KPIs: eLearning Sales Training

    John Laskaris
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:51 am
    When designing an eLearning course to boost your client’s sales performance, what is the first step that comes to your mind?A. Who are the sales persons? How do I create training to teach them to sell better?B. What is the client’s sales expectation in a given quarter or a month?What option did you select?We are dreading, most instruction designers (ID) and eLearning developers have selected option A. If you did, we don’t blame you. While your intentions are good for your learners, you may not earn much laurels from your client!Option A signifies the need to create learner-centered…
  • eLearning Healthcare Training: Perceptions and Planning

    John Laskaris
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:32 am
    Rapid eLearning developers, please read this article (twice)!If you think you have a trump card of an instruction design (ID) toolbox to create a jiffy course in x time, please re-think your responsibilities as an educator!Healthcare training is not something to be taken lightly.With virtually zero margin of error as well as tolerance for mess up in their performance, let’s just make sure these trainings are locked and loaded!Before you smirk at our over-zealous advocacy on the seriousness of the healthcare training, please allow us to explain.Healthcare related content, context,…
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    Learning In The Cloud

  • Know Your Mobile LMS: Responsive Design vs. Apps

    Expertus - Innovation in Enterprise Learning
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:32 am
    By guest expert, John Leh If your organization is one of the many looking for a better LMS right now, there’s a good chance mobile learning is at the top of your “must have” list. Knowing this, every vendor will say their learning management system works on any mobile device. But before you sign a contract, be sure you understand the logic behind their mobile capabilities. Why? Here’s an obvious reason. Navigating a full-size webpage on a smartphone is just plain painful: Pan left … pan right … scroll down … go left again … zoom … right ……
  • Learning Luminary Interview: Denise Pazur, Empathos

    Expertus - Innovation in Enterprise Learning
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:06 am
    By Joy Church Millard, Sr. Editor, Expertus Editor’s Note: Welcome to the third interview in our “Learning Luminaries” series — where we showcase conversations with the brightest and most innovative minds in the world of training and development! This month, we feature Denise M. Pazur, Founder and Director of Strategic Partnerships at Empathos, an organization dedicated to preventing suicide through widespread education of those who interact with at-risk individuals. After more than 20 years as a communications professional and suicide prevention advocate, Denise and her…
  • The LMS Shopping Rush Is On! What’s Driving Buyers?

    Expertus - Innovation in Enterprise Learning
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    By Gordon Johnson, VP Marketing, Expertus Gordon Johnson, VP Marketing, Expertus Is your organization looking for a new LMS? Join the crowd! As 2014 draws to a close, demand for next-generation learning management systems is booming. In fact, according to industry analyst, Josh Bersin, the global LMS market grew by more than 21% over the past year. It’s now reclaiming center stage as the fastest growing HR software segment. What’s more, the LMS recently earned a spot on Bersin’s “Top 10 Disruptions in HR Technology.” What is fueling this renewed…
  • Learning Luminary Interview: Tom Clancy

    Expertus - Innovation in Enterprise Learning
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    By Joy Church Millard, Sr. Editor, Expertus Editor’s Note: Welcome to the second 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 Tom Clancy, VP of Education Services at EMC Corporation. Tom is an award-winning pioneer in customer and partner training, whose transformational learning strategies have generated a net increase of more than $80 million a year to EMC’s bottom line. Q1: Tom, what is EMC’s business focus?
  • Learning Strategy: It’s Complicated. Or Not So Much.

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

    Sean Hougan
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:09 pm
    There has been an upward trend in the past 10 years in both the growth of internet use and consumer expenditure on education. Online and cloud-based technology tools are quickly being adopted by academic institutions, business, hospitals and consumers, which is quickly propelling the global education technology (EduTech) market forward.   According to Euromonitor International […]The post Start-ups a Key Contributor in the Rapidly Growing eLearning Market appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • Healthcare Learning Management System Survey Results

    Sean Hougan
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:25 pm
    We recently issued a survey targeting professionals from the healthcare world to gain insight into the particular learning and development challenges they face. Being fairly familiar with the challenges faced by those from the corporate enterprise world we were curious to see if the healthcare industry—hospitals in particular—are struggling with similar challenges and to what […]The post Healthcare Learning Management System Survey Results appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • The Top 10 Benefits of Online Training Part 2

    Sean Hougan
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Yesterday we introduced the first five benefits of online training and today we will provide the final five! If you missed part one on the top 10 benefits of online training you can check them out here. 6. Online Training Makes Knowledge Transfer Easier With baby boomers retiring at ever quickening rates, change management managers are […]The post The Top 10 Benefits of Online Training Part 2 appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • The Top 10 Benefits of Online Training Part 1

    Sean Hougan
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:43 pm
    As organizations begin to fully recover from the recession and move back to paths of growth—corporate training expenditure in the U.S. is booming. According to corporate HR expert Josh Bersin, U.S. spending on corporate training grew by 15% from 2012-2013. This growth equated to $70 billion spent on corporate training in the US and $130 […]The post The Top 10 Benefits of Online Training Part 1 appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • Dealing with Cheating: A Moodle Plagiarism Plugin

    Sean Hougan
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:20 pm
    It’s an icky word that makes any educator or student squirm—plagiarism. Whether intentional or not plagiarism happens and if discovered can ruin careers and educational pursuits. The Josephson Institute Center for Youth anonymously surveyed over 43,000 high school students to determine the percent of youth who admit to plagiarism. In their results they found that […]The post Dealing with Cheating: A Moodle Plagiarism Plugin appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
 
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    Wranx

  • When is corporate eLearning most effective?

    Jon from Wranx
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:50 am
    Using electronic media or information and communication technologies for educational purposes is becoming an increasingly popular trend. When it was first developed and introduced, eLearning came in for some criticism, as many people believed that computers would replace teachers and lines of communication or human support would be lost. However, technology has now progressed to a point where smartphones and tablets can be fully integrated into a learning environment, which is beneficial for both educators and students. Although eLearning can be hugely advantageous in schools or for people…
  • Don’t believe corporate gamification works? Read this!

    Jon from Wranx
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:28 am
    Even if you’re a bit sceptical or unsure about the potential advantages that gamification can afford, there are several instances and examples where this increasingly popular learning technique is proving to be incredibly successful, especially when it comes to corporate training.   Training and coaching For several employees, further teaching or tuition at work does not sound like an exciting prospect. Numerous individuals find traditional training fairly mundane, uninspiring and monotonous. With little interest in learning new skills, acquiring more knowledge about a particular…
  • Corporate Training Tactics for Increasing Learner Retention

    Jon from Wranx
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    If planned and carried out correctly, corporate training can have incredibly far reaching rewards and merits. From increasing employee adeptness and proficiency to improving bottom line performance and sales, teaching your workforce new skills and changing their behaviour will undoubtedly bring about more success for both individuals and entire enterprises. However, training isn’t always a straightforward exercise and there are several challenges to overcome. Along with establishing a budget, finding time to coach individuals, choosing the right teaching methods and examining a training…
  • Competency Based Education

    Jon from Wranx
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    In today’s commercial environment, where market conditions are precarious and competition is fierce, there are a number of things that could cause a business to fail. But according to recruitment agency Express Employment Professionals, there are five major problems that are more concerning than others and nearly all of which are to do with employees. These are: Inability to Innovate – 83 per cent of companies cited shortage of talent as their number one pressure. Losing Your Competitive Advantage – Employee disengagement costs businesses $328 billion every year. High Costs of…
  • 3 ways to improve your technical sales training

    Jon from Wranx
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:22 am
    At the end of the day, the majority of companies are hugely reliant on sales to achieve success. If you don’t generate sufficient turnover and profit, chances are your organisation will fail or founder. Therefore, it is in an executive or manager’s best interests to find ways of improving sales team performance, particularly in the knowledge-intensive arena of technical sales training. Product knowledge training has long been held as one of the secret weapons of successful sales organisations. From changing the company culture and hiring more talented staff to providing incentives and…
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    QuickWayTo

  • How To Tag MP3 Files With Your Own Details And Image

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Maybe you just started your own music blog, or maybe you are a musician of some kind who wants to tag audio files with images and addresses and what have you. This tutorial will help show you how you can either remove tags placed on audio files by other website owners there by replacing them... Read More Source: How To Tag MP3 Files With Your Own Details And Image
  • How To Control Dehydration In Diarrhea

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    6 Dec 2014 | 10:12 pm
    We refer to diarrhea as a situation where an individual stools more than three or four times a day. Alongside diarrhea comes nausea, abdominal discomfort, vomiting and sometimes, dizziness. In most cases, the stool appears very watery. This show us that there is rapid loss of water from the body and this would most likely... Read More Source: How To Control Dehydration In Diarrhea
  • How To Add Audio Download Links In WordPress

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Adding a link for users and visitors of your WordPress blog to download audio files you have uploaded to your server is quite easy! It may not be enough to simply add an audio player, some users want to download these files on to their devices for later use. Just in case you are interested... Read More Source: How To Add Audio Download Links In WordPress
  • How To Change Metro UI Color In Windows 8.1

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    A number of people have been having problems with this, complaining everytime they try to access properties to move Metro UI colors around they end up in the classic properties window where they change wallpapers and what not. It’s also valuable to note the options to change metro UI colors have been moved out of... Read More Source: How To Change Metro UI Color In Windows 8.1
  • How To Make Suya Spice (Yaji)

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:47 am
    Most Nigerian youths and even adults cannot go a night without buying the very awesome Suya from our super talented mallams. Whoever invented this super snack deserves multiple awards! Suya is Nigeria’s version of barbecue and I dare say it tastes better! It is mainly made of roasted meat but haven’t we ever wondered what... Read More Source: How To Make Suya Spice (Yaji)
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    Defined STEM

  • Jay McTighe discusses assessment

    Rob Eifler
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Watch the video below to see Jay McTighe discuss how assessment should be done throughout learning.
  • Jay McTighe discusses college and career readiness

    Rob Eifler
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Watch the video below to hear Jay McTighe talk about how college and career readiness is all about the capabilities of a student to apply their learning to new situations...
  • Jay McTighe discusses transfer of knowledge to new situations

    Rob Eifler
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Watch the video below to see Jay McTighe discuss how a primary goal of education should be for students to apply or transfer their learning to new situations. Defined STEM performance tasks provide a clear way for students to show understanding and transfer their knowledge.
  • K12 Leaders Select Defined STEM as a “Reader’s Choice Top 100 Product”

    Rob Eifler
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:15 am
    District Administration magazine has highlighted 100 products that enhance learning in districts nationwide in its annual awards program. Defined STEM has been recognized for making a positive difference in education by K12 leaders who named it to District Administration magazine's "Readers' Choice Top 100 Products for 2014."
  • Energy, Society, and the Environment

    Patrick Irvine
    15 Nov 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Much debate continually occurs related to the best ways to meet the energy needs of cities, countries, and the world. In early November the United States and China agreed to a deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years.
 
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    eFront Blog

  • The Art And Science Of User Feedback

    Nikos Andriotis
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
    Running a business, or any other social endeavor for that matter, is all about feedback. Especially in a competitive market such as e-learning, your options are mostly limited to adapt and improve (like Apple in the 00s) or perish (like AOL in the same decade). Now, when it comes to feedback, there are three things that matter: getting it, “getting” it, and doing something with it. Which is exactly what we’re going to cover in this post. Getting it When it comes to getting feedback about your e-learning setup, you’re, literally, spoiled for choice. Some of it comes to…
  • Building an e-Learning Course: Content Strategies and Considerations

    Nikos Andriotis
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    There’s a saying in the real estate industry that the three most important aspects of a real estate property is “location, location, location”. In e-learning those three aspects would be “content, content, content”. All the fancy gizmos (augmented reality, gamification, interactive multimedia and the like) won’t help you if your content is not up to the task ― the task being helping your students learn and understand the course’s subject matter, of course. The generic advice we gave in previous posts still holds: it should be clear and succinct,…
  • Early X-mas For eFront Users: eFrontPro Gets Its First Update

    Nikos Andriotis
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am
    My, how time flies. It feels like yesterday when we announced eFrontPro, the newer member of our highly successful eFront product family, designed from scratch to take advantage of the newest web technologies while maintaining the ease-of-use and flexibility that eFront is famous for (only, even more so). eFrontPro was a major release that took some years in the making, and we would be justified to pat ourselves on the back and rest on our laurels for a while. Instead, we worked even harder in bringing you the first update to eFrontPro, with several new features, goodies and bug fixes. So…
  • eLearning For Sales Training

    Nikos Andriotis
    7 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sales are hard. You have to know your market, and to know how to work the market. You have to know your customers, existing and potential. You have to know your leads, and how to follow up on them. And, (this should go without saying, but you’d be surprised how often it doesn’t), you also have to know what you’re selling. Factor in the constant changes to the market (new models, new trends, new fads, new technologies, new competitors) and the human element (talking to people and closing deals), and you’ll come to the same conclusion we began with: sales are hard. The…
  • The Power of Simplicity

    Nikos Andriotis
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    More is better, bigger is better, shinier is better. Not necessarily when it comes to visual aesthetics in human-computer interactions. Imagine opening a website looking for something specific, when all at once banners and pop-up ads start flashing at you, graphics are whirling, sounds exploding, text is blinking. The effect? You frantically start clicking and closing and minimizing… or you just become overwhelmed or annoyed and leave. While not necessarily the case with training program design, there are instances when in the hopes of adding more functionality and value, course…
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    TrainingDone.com

  • Gamification In Education – How Its Changing The Way We Learn

    Adam
    7 Dec 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Gamification in education, regardless of how it is implemented, has one main goal: To increase student participation and knowledge retention. There are many game mechanics and strategies that can be implemented in a course design, some gamification examples are common and available in most learning management systems, while other LMS systems, like the ones used at AMC Entertainment, have more advanced features (think WorkBrain) that can truly gamify your learning experience, such as, badges, points, and honorary titles. Regardless of which you choose to use knowing what is available and…
  • How To Choose The Right Learning Management System For Your Company

    Adam
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:36 am
    In the present competitive world, e-learning is helping numerous corporate employees for both informal and formal learning. The studies have revealed that in past few years, the business organizations made use of this essential channel for increasing the efficiency and capability of their employees. Earlier this system of e-learning followed very simple strategies but with the passage of time, it gave rise to LMS – learning management system, which is basically a software application that helps in documentation, administration, reporting and delivery of the online training programs. The…
  • LMS Vendors – A Curated List

    Adam
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:38 am
    To make a complete list of all the LMS Vendors is an attempt at an impossibility. It is without a question a complicated and tedious list to make available, as this area of technology is one of the most fragmented yet most desired markets in the education and employee training sector. That, of course, won’t stop us to at least attempt at providing you with a partially complete list of  the top LMS vendors that are on our own radar. We will do our best to shed some light each one of these learning management system vendors and e-learning vendors, as some are geared more for corporate…
  • McDonald’s LMS – How Employees Access MCD’s SabaNow

    Adam
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    McDonalds LMS uses the Saba learning management system platform (SabaNow) to connect its current employees and future new hires with the McDonalds online training website, their main education and training portal, also known as AccessMCD. If that sounds familiar its because besides the McDonalds computer training program, Saba’s LMS software is used by many of the top Fortune 500 companies including the U.S. military. The process to gain access to the McDonalds learning management system login page and sign in to the portal is exactly the same as your bank login. However, and as I…
  • What Is LMS & What Exactly Is It Used For?

    Adam
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:51 pm
    What is LMS mostly used for today, especially in the education sector, is as the core the main content management infrastructure that takes care of all the features and different modules of the online learning and training process an organization whats to implement. It stand for Learning Management System and it is used to describe different types of educational computer applications and e-learning training programs. Most of them are web based and are compatible with most browsers and but differ on features and sophistication depending whether they are commercially licensed or…
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