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  • Learning a language 10 things you need to know

    Online learning | The Guardian
    Holly Young
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Thinking about learning a foreign language? From ignoring your age to avoiding the F-word, our multilingual experts share their tips1. Make realistic, specific goalsYou have decided to learn another language. Now what? On our recent live chat our panellists first piece of advice was to ask yourself: what do you want to achieve and by when? Donavan Whyte, vice president of enterprise and education at Rosetta Stone, says: Language learning is best when broken down into manageable goals that are achievable over a few months. This is far more motivating and realistic. Continue reading...
  • What Instructional Designers Don’t Want to Hear

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    tom
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    I love the weekly elearning challenges. They get us to do things we may not often do on our own. We get to practice new techniques and think through different ideas. We also get to see how others approach the same challenge. I always find those a great source of inspiration. Instructional Design E-Learning Challenge Sometimes the elearning challenges poke a bit at what we do and not at how we build courses. For example, a recent challenge asked us to describe what elearning designers really do. You can see the recap in this post (scroll down a little). There are some clever descriptions.
  • My mind is on vacation. Old Europe, here we come.

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    Jay Cross
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:52 pm
    #JAYCROSS  
  • Friday’s Finds 230

    Harold Jarche
    Harold
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds. @morgenpaul – “Psst … Your people are not your greatest asset; they’re not yours and they’re not assets. Let’s treat them like people.” Will robots make our lives better or worse? – via @gideonro So the question is not whether robots and computers will make human labour in the goods, high-tech services, and information-producing sectors infinitely more productive. They will. What really matters is whether the jobs outside…
  • Getting to Know Your Learning Colleagues: Interview with Maggie Haenel

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    Brent Schlenker
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    I have another video interview this week for you. While I was at the ATD Valley of the Sun Chapter annual conference I met Maggie Haenel thanks to an introduction by Jason Willensky.  Thank you, Jason. Maggie started her career as an educator, like many other corporate training professionals. She delivered a couple sessions at the ATD event in Arizona on assessments. When I asked her to give us one good tip regarding assessments she’s reminds us to start with the end in mind. And that knowing what work needs to be done will define what needs to be assessed…and therefore trained.
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    Online learning | The Guardian

  • Learning a language 10 things you need to know

    Holly Young
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Thinking about learning a foreign language? From ignoring your age to avoiding the F-word, our multilingual experts share their tips1. Make realistic, specific goalsYou have decided to learn another language. Now what? On our recent live chat our panellists first piece of advice was to ask yourself: what do you want to achieve and by when? Donavan Whyte, vice president of enterprise and education at Rosetta Stone, says: Language learning is best when broken down into manageable goals that are achievable over a few months. This is far more motivating and realistic. Continue reading...
  • Live Q&A: What is the best way to learn a language?

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

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

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

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

    tom
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    I love the weekly elearning challenges. They get us to do things we may not often do on our own. We get to practice new techniques and think through different ideas. We also get to see how others approach the same challenge. I always find those a great source of inspiration. Instructional Design E-Learning Challenge Sometimes the elearning challenges poke a bit at what we do and not at how we build courses. For example, a recent challenge asked us to describe what elearning designers really do. You can see the recap in this post (scroll down a little). There are some clever descriptions.
  • Here’s How You Can Help Fight Ebola?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Friday’s Finds 230

    Harold
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds. @morgenpaul – “Psst … Your people are not your greatest asset; they’re not yours and they’re not assets. Let’s treat them like people.” Will robots make our lives better or worse? – via @gideonro So the question is not whether robots and computers will make human labour in the goods, high-tech services, and information-producing sectors infinitely more productive. They will. What really matters is whether the jobs outside…
  • Autonomous learners

    Harold
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    When was the last course you took? How about e-learning? When was it designed? Was it current? Did it reflect your current reality? Was it useful? One of the limitations of instructional design is the assumption that a program can be designed and built based on the initial  specifications. Assuming you know everything at the start of a complex development project is rather arrogant. Arrogance is believing that the perfect system can be engineered on the first try. Instead, the principles of communicating, focusing on simplicity, releasing often, and testing often are all applicable to…
  • Visualization for Understanding

    Harold
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    When NASA released the photograph of the earth as seen from space, known as the blue marble, it gave new impetus to the environmental movement, showing our planet as a small dot in a black void. Seeing is believing. Visualization can be a very powerful tool in sharing complex knowledge. The visualization of social network analysis (SNA) can give us significant new perspectives, not available from looking at a series of data points. For instance, Valdis Krebs examined data on the trust levels of various news sources around the world and how these were perceived by ideological groups. The data…
  • The post-hierarchical organization

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

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

    Brent Schlenker
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    I have another video interview this week for you. While I was at the ATD Valley of the Sun Chapter annual conference I met Maggie Haenel thanks to an introduction by Jason Willensky.  Thank you, Jason. Maggie started her career as an educator, like many other corporate training professionals. She delivered a couple sessions at the ATD event in Arizona on assessments. When I asked her to give us one good tip regarding assessments she’s reminds us to start with the end in mind. And that knowing what work needs to be done will define what needs to be assessed…and therefore trained.
  • Corporate Training Departments: Predator or Prey?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • E-Library of Research Materials Bulks Up Literature Collection

    Ray Schroeder
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:09 pm
    By Michael Hart, Campus Technologies Academic online database Researchomatic has added 20,000 new literature topics to its collection of nearly 4 million topics across a wide range of academic fields. Researchomatic.com is an e-library of essays, articles and research papers intended to help high school and college students as they prepare their own academic assignments. Students can search its database for specific topics. They will get multiple summaries of a few hundred words each on the topic they select. They can also copy and paste citation information that attributes the information to…
  • 10 ways ed-tech tools promote academic honesty

    Ray Schroeder
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:04 pm
    By Andy Trus, eCampus News Online assessment expert shares academic tools and resources for educators to prevent student plagiarism and promote academic-honesty. Going to the web for teaching and learning doesn’t have to be the den of student cheating (intentional or not) as some make it out to be. In fact, online tools–if you know how to choose and implement them–can promote academic honesty at whole new level. The internet empowers students with readily available means to compare answers, use outside resources, and look up answers to their online assignments and exams. With answers…
  • Harvard creates ‘Big Data’ course for social innovators

    Ray Schroeder
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    By Marquis Cabrera, eCampus News Harvard created a new course that started this semester–Data Science in Education: Big Data, Learning Analytics and the Information Age–with the intention to teach educators and social innovators the basics of big data. Which is critical, since big data has the ability to improve the provision of public services, enable governments to spend taxpayers’ monies more efficiently, and advance societies forward. However, before these innovations can happen, most in the field still need this basic question answered:”What exactly is BIG data?”…
  • Northern Arizona U Expands Competency-Based Degree Options

    Ray Schroeder
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    By Joshua Bolkan, Campus Technology Northern Arizona University (NAU) has added bachelor of science options to its online, competency-based personalized learning degree offerings. “Personalized learning’s online competency-based education model allows students to earn their degrees based on what they know,” according to a news release. “Students develop key skills and knowledge areas called competencies and earn credit by demonstrating how well they understand each competency, not from how much time they spend in class.” Previously, NAU only offered bachelor of…
  • Flipping the Traditional Lecture Hall

    Ray Schroeder
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:04 pm
    By Michael Hart, Campus Technology There’s no question that the flipped classroom model has become all the rage at colleges and universities across the country. In fact, in the most recent Horizon Report, the New Media Consortium (NMC) called the flipped classroom one of the most important emerging trends in educational technology for higher education, noting, “The model is becoming increasingly popular in higher education institutions because of how it rearranges face-to-face instruction for professors and students, creating a more efficient and enriching use of class…
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  • Education needs to adapt – this time it’s personal

    Lars Hyland
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    I'm back Well it's been a while since I posted to this blog. I'm planning to get back into the habit of capturing what I think are important stories, technologies and trends that will impact how we learn and how we improve the design of learning experiences, both online, offline and in between. And by "in between" I refer to what is going to be a powerful merging of virtual and real
  • Have chance, will learn

    Lars Hyland
    3 Nov 2012 | 12:28 am
    EdSurge reported this great story from Ethiopia that demonstrates further the power of the motivated learner: HAVE CHANCE, WILL LEARN: Amazing preliminary results reported by One Laptop Per Child around a bold experiment happening in rural Ethiopia. Several months after dropping off solar-powered Motorola Xoom tablets, 20 first grade-age children have managed their way from finding the on/off
  • #SLCONF 2012–Social Learning in action

    Lars Hyland
    12 Mar 2012 | 5:00 am
    Last Thursday I attended the #SLCONF Social Learning Conference in London. It largely practiced what it preached – in that it proved to be a highly social discussion and effective forum for sharing ideas and experiences with an experienced group of professionals and practitioners. Good use was made of alternative formats and seeding conversation between groups. I think the fact that this was a
  • Kraken awakes...slowly

    Lars Hyland
    23 Jan 2012 | 2:43 pm
    iBook Author 3D version? Well I awake from a blogging slumber in time for what should be one of the most vibrant Learning Technologies Conference and Exhibitions. The world appears also to have finally awoken fully to the benefits technology can bring to learning and training. Particularly when you take a more fundamental step in redesigning the whole experience so that the technology is at
  • Augmenting reality - technology is going invisible

    Lars Hyland
    22 Nov 2010 | 4:19 am
    Here's my article, just published on Trainingzone as the headline story, exploring how augmented reality and mobile technology promise to radically improve learning effectiveness. Would value your comments and feedback. -------------- The pace of technological innovation continues to surprise. This week reports suggest that, in theory at least, it will be possible to create new materials that
 
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  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    26 Oct 2014 | 3:31 am
    Why is bilingual education ‘good’ for rich kids but ‘bad’ for poor, immigrant students? - The Washington Post " If you follow the public debate about bilingual education, you know that there are two basic opposing views. As Claire Bowern, the author of the following post, writes, To put it bluntly, bilingualism is often seen as “good” when it’s rich English speakers adding a language as a hobby or another international language, but “bad when it involves poor, minority, or indigenous groups adding English to their first language, even when the same two languages are involved.
  • 'Moonshot' for new flattened learning environment - Thank you #gtasyd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Educreations, and Slack: This Week on #BLPLearn

    Abby Seifert
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
    #BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. We’ll usually include some commentary from the original team member who found the article, too. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content. Check back every Thursday. JOIN IN THE FUN Rather than restricting the social media conversation to a…
  • Freedom, Content Troubleshooting, and Creative Cloud Libraries: This Week on #BLPLearn

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Learning has composition too

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

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

  • 7 digital vaccines used in Ebola crisis

    Donald Clark
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    Even developed countries, with state-of-the-art facilities such as the US, have experienced infected health workers. On the ground in Africa, rumours abound, one being the ‘salt-cure’ where taking large doses of salt was seen as a cure, resulting in cases of hospitalisation. Traditional animistic views of medicine have also seen people turn away from the treatment they need. There’s even political scare stories around conspiracies by government and foreign powers, where the virus is seen as a deliberate extermination tactic. At it’s most extreme Ebola-denial has taken root in Liberia,…
  • 10 things that algorithms can do that teachers can't

    Donald Clark
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Algorithms trump dataLove them or hate them, you use them and algorithms are here to stay. Algorithmic power drives Google, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and many other online services, including many more professional services you use, such as communications, finance, health, transport and so on. There is some confusion here, as data is being touted as the next big thing but data is dead in the water if not interpreted and then used to change something. If data is the new oil, algorithmic power is the new turbo-charged engine. What role for algorithms in learning?So far the most promising use of…
  • MOOC physics students outperform campus students

    Donald Clark
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:11 am
    Prof Dave PritchardThis guy teaches both a campus and MOOC course on physics. He is no amateur, a world-class researcher in atomic physics, winner of four major research prizes and three students who won Nobel prizes. When he compared their learning gains, he was astonished at the results. “I had hoped that because they (campus cohort) went to our classes, they would learn a lot more”.Given the many positive announcements from vendors and negative reactions from academics about MOOCs, there is a remarkable lack of research on learning outcomes. Why this lack of interest? Well one…
  • Spaced practice – 8 practical ways to make it happen

    Donald Clark
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:37 am
    Spaced practice, despite being well known since Ebbinghaus first suggested it as a solution to his forgetting curve, in 1885, remains a rarely practiced technique in learning. The reasons are obvious enough. Most education and training delivers isolated doses of learning, lectures, presentations, classroom courses and the learners walk out of the door at the end, job supposedly done. Teachers had no real way of getting to them after the event had finished.Spaced practice needs to be habitual. John Locke and William James both emphasised the key role that ‘habit’ plays in learning, lessons…
  • Jeff Haywood: stunning analysis of the future of online in HE (MOOCs etc)

    Donald Clark
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    When it comes to online learning, the University of Edinburgh, has become the most active and interesting HE institution in the UK. This is something of a surprise, after its disastrous performance in student surveys on teaching, perhaps even, a response to this problem. They do, however, have two great advantages, Tim O’Shea and Jeff Haywood, who have led the charge towards the sort of experimentation and strategic, economic thinking that put the rest to shame.Haywood keeps an eye on the data emerging from online activity in HE and points towards a steady rise in its use and acceptance by…
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    Cammy Bean's Learning Visions

  • 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.
  • Meme-ing the future of eLearning #DevLearn

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Fun time with memes at the eLearning Guild's DevLearn 2014.Five presenters (Cammy Bean, Jane Bozarth, Jeannette Campos, Chad Udell, David Kelly20 slides.15 seconds a slide.One topic: The Future of e-Learning in Memes.LOTS of laughter.These are my slides. You'll have to fill in the blanks :) Meme-ing the future of e-Learning #DevLearn from Cammy Bean
  • #DevLearn Keynote with Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    These are my live blogged notes from the opening keynote at DevLearn 14, happening this week in Las Vegas.  Forgive any incoherencies or typos.Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson -- Science Literacy and the Future of WorkChildren are born scientists. We beat it out of them.Running around your house and breaking stuff – that’s scientific inquiry at work.A toddler spilling her milk and watching it run down the floor – an experiment in fluid dynamics.Don't deny the child the experiment just because you want to avoid a big mess (“no jumping in puddles!”)A kid grabbing an egg off the…
  • This Week at #DevLearn

    27 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    I'm polishing my presentations and packing my bags -- heading off bright and early Tuesday morning for a few great days of learning at DevLearn 2014 -- this year in Vegas.I'll be making the usual rounds, with special highlights as follows:Ignite! Meme-ing the Future of Learning Wednesday 4:15Join me and five smarty-pants for what is sure to be a split your sides kind of a session.Bridging the Gender Gap: A Panel Discussion Wednesday 11:00Should be a lively discussion on women in tech. With Moderator: JD Dillon; Panelists: Cammy Bean, Julie Dirksen, Jennifer Hofmann, and…
 
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    Learnlets

  • Belinda Parmar #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

    Clark
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    Belinda Parmar addressed the critical question of women in tech in a poignant way, pointing out that the small stuff is important: language, imagery, context. She concluded with small actions including new job description language and better female involvement in product development.
  • Beau Lotto #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

    Clark
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Beau Lotto gave a very interesting keynote that built from perceptual phenomena to a lovely message on learning.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

    Clark
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Neil deGrasse Tyson opened this year’s DevLearn conference. A clear crowd favorite, folks lined up to get in (despite the huge room). In a engaging, funny, and poignant talk, he made a great case for science and learning.
  • Cognitive prostheses

    Clark
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    While our cognitive architecture has incredible capabilities (how else could we come up with advances such as Mystery Science Theater 3000?), it also has limitations. The same adaptive capabilities that let us cope with information overload in both familiar and new ways also lead to some systematic flaws. And it led me to think about the ways in which we support these limitations, as they have implications for designing solutions for our organizations. The first limit is at the sensory level. Our mind actually processes pretty much all the visual and auditory sensory data that arrives, but it…
  • #DevLearn Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • eLearning For Soft Skills: What works?

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

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

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

  • Role of Experiential Learning in Evolving Classroom

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

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

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

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

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

  • Advice To Learn About Using Solar Energy

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    Your lack of knowledge on solar energy might be stopping you from installing a system. There are many things you need to know before you begin so that you’re able to get the full benefit of solar energy. Read the below article to expand your knowledge on the subject. Start small when you want to start using solar energy. A small investment of just a few solar powered garden lights is a great way to get started. You can find these at many retail establishments. Just insert them into the ground, and you’re good to go. Avoid technology which relies on the sun’s scheduling. More…
  • Learn Everything You Need To Know About Solar Energy

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    Saving the environment while reducing the amount you spend on energy are both important. As time passes, electricity costs will rise, meaning you should look into solar energy. This article will tell you more about solar power. When you maintain it, your solar power set-up will last. Inspect and clean your panels on a regular basis. Taking care of your solar energy system yourself can save you some money; however, it may be well worthwhile to set up a maintenance schedule with your installer. It is important when installing your panels to remember that the position of the sun in the sky…
  • Advantages Of Using Solar Mirror To Produce Power

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Did you know that solar power is a renewable, clean and cheap source of energy? Once the mystique is removed from the idea of using solar mirror to produce power people will began to understand how it all works. This will lead to people seeing how using solar mirror to produce power can be looked at as a viable alternative source of energy. In fact in this choice of solar power the largest component is the sun. Scientist and those in the private sector are even now looking for ways to make using solar mirror to produce power in homes and businesses more economically feasible HOW DOES IT WORK?
  • A Key Element In Solar Panels – Efficiency

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

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

  • 5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

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

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

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

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

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

  • How to Make Android Apps 15

    Derek Banas
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    How to to parse XML data in Android and create an XML web service with PHP
  • How to Make Android Apps 14

    Derek Banas
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:39 pm
    I make an Android Translation App and show how to parse JSON data
  • Git Video Tutorial

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

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

    Derek Banas
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    I complete my Translation Web Service Example and give the database away for free
 
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    Helge Scherlund's eLearning News

  • Free eBook - Responsive eLearning Design & Development by Geera Bellare & Sonal Sheth

    1 Nov 2014 | 1:02 am
    Learn about how today's learners use multiple computing/communication devices during the course of the day - for learning, work, entertainment, and decision making. Download this free eBookThey are on the move, both within and outside the workplace, and want to use their “downtime” effectively. Responsive eLearning helps organizations to leverage this “downtime” while extending the reach and availability of their training. Like any other approach, Responsive eLearning comes with its own set of planning, design, development and testing considerations and guidelines - and it forces…
  • The top 100 papers - Nature explores the most-cited research of all time

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    "The discovery of high-temperature superconductors, the determination of DNA’s double-helix structure, the first observations that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating — all of these breakthroughs won Nobel prizes and international acclaim. Yet none of the papers that announced them comes anywhere close to ranking among the 100 most highly cited papers of all time." writes Nature.com.Citations, in which one paper refers to earlier works, are the standard means by which authors acknowledge the source of their methods, ideas and findings, and are often used as a rough measure of a…
  • By sharing this article on your smartphone, you're helping your family grow closer

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    "If you share this story from your mobile phone, you’re actually helping your family grow closer." summarizes Deseret News According to a study from the University of Kansas, teens and adult children who talk to their parents through social media and texting have a better relationship than those who don’t.Photo: Deseret NewsThe study found families who communicate through their smartphones in at least two ways — say, texting and videochatting via Skype — were generally happier than those who didn’t at all. Adding a third communication service, like Snapchat, increased the…
  • 9 recommendations for closing higher ed's workplace skills gap

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    "One of the latest assaults on the ivory tower comes from the New America think tank, which recently published a report on the gap between what higher education offers to students and what they need to land jobs." reports Education Dive.The report, “Beyond the Skills Gap: Making Education Work for Students, Employers and Communities,” is by Mary Alice McCarthy, a senior analyst at New America. She lays out the problems with higher ed institutions and government policy in providing students what they’ll need to get jobs and keep jobs, and she provides some recommendations for…
  • Arts & Sciences Online Learning’s Celebration of National Distance Learning Week

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Please save the date(s) for Arts & Sciences Online Learning’s celebration of National Distance Learning Week (November 10-14):• Monday, November 10, 3-5 p.m.: Online Learning Studio Open House. Visit the Arts & Sciences Online Learning studio and learn about the latest credit online courses, massive open online courses, digital learning projects and more; 3624 Market Street, Suite 5W (5th floor). • Tuesday, November 11, 10-11:30 a.m.: Teaching Online for Credit and in Coursera. A panel discussion featuring Dr. Carol Muller (Music and Africa Center) and Dr. Peter Struck…
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  • What’s My Risk Of Catching Ebola?

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

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

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

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

    david
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    View the interactive Halloween story The post Dynamo – Splat Quiz appeared first on Elearning Examples.
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  • Live Demo Short: Improve Onboarding and Training with Social Learning Tools

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

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

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

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

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

    Daniel Christian
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
      iBeacons give visitors to the Palmer Museum of Art a customized experience – from news.psu.edu by Katie Jacobs Excerpt: Soon, there will be new, high-tech additions to the Palmer Museum’s galleries — small electronic devices that will be stuck to walls behind paintings, hidden under shelves or concealed in corners. You won’t be able to see them, but your mobile devices will. The devices ares iBeacons, small transmitters created by Apple that communicate with nearby smartphones. If a visitor has the correct mobile app installed, content will be automatically sent to the…
  • Impacts of MOOCs on Higher Education [Dulin Salisbury]

    Daniel Christian
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Impacts of MOOCs on Higher Education — from insidehighered.com by Allison Dulin Salisbury Excerpt: An international group of higher education institutions—including UT Arlington, Stanford University, Hong Kong University and Davidson College—convened by learning researcher and theorist George Siemens gathered last week to explore the impacts of MOOCs on higher education (full list of participating institutions below). The takeaway? Higher education is going digital, responding to the architecture of knowledge in a digital age, and MOOCs, while heavily criticized, have proven a…
  • Millennials move TV content beyond the TV set [Richter]

    Daniel Christian
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Millennials move TV content beyond the TV set — from statista.com by Felix Richter Excerpt:   You will find more statistics at Statista From DSC: Why post this here? Because as expectations around where people are going to get their entertainment-related content change, so will new doors open for where they will get their educationally-related content.
  • Google leads $542 million funding of mysterious AR firm Magic Leap [Kastrenakes & Popper]

    Daniel Christian
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Google leads $542 million funding of mysterious augmented reality firm Magic Leap — from theverge.com by Jacob Kastrenakes and Ben Popper Excerpt: Google is leading a huge $542 million round of funding for the secretive startup Magic Leap, which is said to be working on augmented reality glasses that can create digital objects that appear to exist in the world around you. Though little is known about what Magic Leap is working on, Google is placing a big bet on it: in addition to the funding, Android and Chrome leader Sundar Pichai will join Magic Leap’s board, as will…
  • 10 cool products invented by Millenials [Bravo]

    Daniel Christian
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
      Excerpt: They’ve been called slackers and the “Me Me Me Generation.” But these millennials, who are creating solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems, prove the naysayers wrong. Even President Obama is impressed. At a recent town hall meeting in Santa Monica, Calif., he said, “We’ve got a rising generation of talented, striving, innovative young people. I know that there’s a few of us here who are only young at heart, but a lot of you are part of the millennial generation that’s going to change how we do things.” Here are 10 cool products made by people under…
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  • LMS Ghost stories – The truth will scare you

    Craig Weiss
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Everyone has hobbies. Fun things they like to do.  For me, one of my hobbies is staying in allegedly haunted hotels and inns.  If I hear about a place that is allegedly haunted and does not possess rats walking around the rooms, I’m likely to stay there. Whether it is out of sheer luck or stupidity, I often get either one of the most haunted rooms or floors in the place.  Most people I know would probably make a B-line right out the door, the moment they heard chatting their bathroom door slam and the windows are not open.  Or you hear the sound of a bowling ball going across the…
  • Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2

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

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

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

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

    Jenise
    14 Mar 2014 | 9:44 am
                  How do you estimate training time and costs? If you’re working on an e-learning instructional design and development project, how do you estimate (“guesstimate”) how long it will take to design and develop e-learning? How much will it cost the client? These are all excellent questions. Of all my blog posts on this site, people visit How to Estimate Training Time and Costs the most. I do have one tip to share that may help you if you already have an approved narration script. A Tip from the Voice Over Industry When you have an…
  • How to Create Engaging e-Learning

    Jenise
    5 Mar 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Select to view larger image. I was inspired by others in the Articulate user community to create the above infographic. The link below will take you to the conversation after you select it. E-Learning Challenge: Instructional Design Tips that Really Pop This is what I wrote over there: Michael Allen (of Allen Interactions – www.alleninteractions.com ) is one of a few online learning researchers I refer to often. He encourages the design of scenario-based simulations (whether a paramedic’s tasks or how to coach a new manager) based on real world “stories”. Add the…
 
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  • 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…
  • How to Calculate a Voice Over Narration Script

    Jenise
    14 Mar 2014 | 9:44 am
                  How do you estimate training time and costs? If you’re working on an e-learning instructional design and development project, how do you estimate (“guesstimate”) how long it will take to design and develop e-learning? How much will it cost the client? These are all excellent questions. Of all my blog posts on this site, people visit How to Estimate Training Time and Costs the most. I do have one tip to share that may help you if you already have an approved narration script. A Tip from the Voice Over Industry When you have an…
  • How to Create Engaging e-Learning

    Jenise
    5 Mar 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Select to view larger image. I was inspired by others in the Articulate user community to create the above infographic. The link below will take you to the conversation after you select it. E-Learning Challenge: Instructional Design Tips that Really Pop This is what I wrote over there: Michael Allen (of Allen Interactions – www.alleninteractions.com ) is one of a few online learning researchers I refer to often. He encourages the design of scenario-based simulations (whether a paramedic’s tasks or how to coach a new manager) based on real world “stories”. Add the…
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    Learn and Lead

  • What Kind of a CLO Are You?

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Inspired by a recent post by Anand (who btw has just turned to become an independent Learning Consultant, give him a shout out in case you are looking for someone) where he categorizes variety of stakeholders who want to get on the LMS bandwagon as Yell, Yum and Yes.In my view there are three kinds a CLOs implementing or having implemented a Learning Management System (LMS). They are the Learning CLO, Management CLO and the Systems CLO.The Learning CLOs are all about learning and not so much about training. In fact they might not even care about LMS or other systems as long as learning is…
  • Is Social Media Overrated for Brands?

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    A lot has been written about how social media is impacting brands. Eventually that would mean that what gets written on social media should start to impact the company’s financial performance. However I wonder if there is a critical size that once companies achieve, they will have less to worry about social media? For these brands, social media, or rather bad publicity in social media is perhaps overrated. Now it doesn’t mean that they should stop ignoring what’s written but it is unlikely to impact them significantly.I came across these tweets by Vir Sanhvi. Now Vir Sanhviis a renowned…
  • Hiring Introverts and Extroverts

    24 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    I recently became a little active on Quora. I came across a question there that caught my attention."As a decision-maker, when did you hire an introvert over an extrovert? Did you find them more productive or less?"I think it depends on the role you are hiring for. I have seen that when hiring for an individual contributor role, I might be okay to select introverts. I might even consider introverts for roles like testing, editing, proof reading etc. I am more likely to select an extrovert for leadership roles, sales roles and roles that require a huge amount of teamwork.
  • Top 10 Technology Trends 2014

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    I was recently researching top technology trends and compiled the top 10 technology trends for 2014 from different sources.While Internet of Things, Wearable Technology and Big Data are of course common trends that most people are predicting, I was surprised to find 3D Printing as a key technology trend to watch out for.Here’s the compiled document with links to the original sources: Top 10 technology trends for 2014 from Manish Mohan
  • How to Decide Whether to Insource or Outsource Elearning Development?

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:13 am
    I recently got a query on LinkedIn about needing help with decision between insourcing and outsourcing elearning content development.I have a small request - is there a way to get a ball-park figure to develop one hour of e-learning content in India using rapid development software such as Articulate Studio/Storyline?We have been doing e-learning development in house and our new VP of HR wants to consider the possibility of outsourcing it. I am in the process of doing a cost-benefit analysis and so, need this information.I did go through the Chapman Alliance presentation and Karl Kapp's…
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  • 5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

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

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

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

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

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

  • Create Hand-Drawn Graphics in PowerPoint + Free Download

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

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

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

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

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

    Arunima Majumdar
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:59 am
    The popularity of games in learning is contributing to the immense growth of the gaming industry. Learning games are fast gaining popularity – in educational as well as corporate circles. Many popular video games are being re-furbished for educational purpose and many original games are also being designed to facilitate training. But there is often a disconnect between the advances in video game technology and the research on its design and effectiveness. While technology is advancing at an extremely fast pace, not many developers fully understand the ways to apply instructional design…
  • Technology-aided learning: Changing the game in Organizational Learning

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

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

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

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

  • 5 Very Important Aspects to Consider In the Choice of the Right LMS – An Infographic

    Sridevi Sarjana
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Learning Management Systems (LMSs) play a key role in maximizing the ROI on training by helping companies track the learner progress and evaluate the effectiveness of the training program in an efficient manner. So, how can organizations choose the best LMS? What are the aspects they need to consider to zero in on the right LMS to meet their training management needs effectively? Let us see. Hope you find this post informative. How did you select the right LMS for your company? We’d love to hear your views. Related PostsLMS Administration – Myths and Realities – An…
  • 3 Tips to Make Employee Training and Development Program A Success

    Aruna Vayuvegula
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    As a training manager, you may be looking at sure ways to make your employee training and development initiatives a success. Often, you make all the efforts and chalk out the best curriculum to develop an online training program. However, you do not have any control over how many will benefit from this effort. Thanks to multiple options available today, you can take some small steps that will change the way online training programs are perceived or received by your employees. The key is to get them engaged and involved in the process even before it begins. Here are 3 useful tips that may come…
  • 5 Effective Ways to Blend Classroom Training with E-learning – An Infographic

    Jeevan Kavi
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Do classroom training and eLearning exist in two different silos? Absolutely not. Classroom training and eLearning are two different training media that are used to achieve the same objective – equip the learner with the needed knowledge and skills in an effective manner. By blending classroom training with the digital training medium, organizations can deliver first-rate training to their staff members at low cost. So, how can you formulate a winning blended learning strategy? Well, here are 5 very useful tips. Hope you find this post informative. How do you blend classroom training with…
  • E-learning for Better Training to Sales People of Pharmaceutical Firms

    Phani Madhav
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    How can the efficiency of sales people in the pharmaceutical industry be improved? What does it take to impart highly effective training for these staff members whose jobs involve extensive travel? Well, eLearning is the ideal solution to meet the learning needs of the salespersons of drug manufacturing companies. Let us see how. One time investment This is arguably the most important advantage of using eLearning to train the sales personnel of pharmaceutical companies. Organizations need to invest just once and the online course can be used as many times as they want. The need to hire an…
  • Create Awesome Animations Using PowerPoint for Your E-Learning Courses

    Mahammad Shafi
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    PowerPoint is an excellent tool to create animations for your eLearning courses. Using PowerPoint, we can create four types of animations that can be applied to text and objects. In this blog, I would like share information about the four types of animations, in detail. Entrance Effects: It is possible to create 38 Entrance Effects, using PowerPoint, such as fade in, fly in, zoom, expand, etc., and we apply these effects to an object (text/ image) while it ‘emerges’ on the screen. You can specify the duration of the animation in sync with audio. Emphasis Effects: We use Emphasis Effects…
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    Cogentys

  • Funny Video – Why You Need Restaurant Employee Training

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

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

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

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

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

  • Producing Quality Audio Recordings – Part 1: The Setup

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

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

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

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

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

  • Stop Scaring Your Learners: 4 Ways to Bring Life to Boring e-Learning Scripts

    Ann Iverson
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    It’s that time of year when all things creepy and crawly come out to play. Chances are, you’ll encounter something scary in the Halloween experience. I’m always amazed by people who actively enjoy being scared. Are you one of them? Not me. Fear seems like such an unpleasant emotion—your palms sweat, your heart beats uncomfortably hard, you feel the urge to flee quickly, and so on. So I guess I should’ve been more honest with you. Your invitation to the newly-released horror movie? I wasn’t actually home organizing my closet. And the Trail of Terror…
  • Seven Halloween Costume IDeas for e-Learning Instructional Designers

    Brittany Laeger
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    Halloween is just a few days away and finding a costume for work can be a challenge! It's gotta be creative but also work appropriate! Halloween is a pretty big deal at Allen Interactions, so here are seven creative costume ideas to channel your inner instructional design geek! 1. Prototype Start with a white outfit. Use black tape to make a stick figure costume. Then, add an "Under Construction Sign" or carry around a few wireframe boxes or "blah blah blah" signs. Stick figure costume: allfortheboys.com 2. Content Monster The content monster is one of the scariest costumes for your…
  • Oh What a Feeling: Emotion and Learner Engagement

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

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

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

  • Avoid These eLearning Horrors – Not Only on Halloween

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
    No matter how good you content is, there are a few factors that can totally kill your eLearning courses. If you are looking to create an effective eLearning design, it is essential to eliminate the following four issues.
  • Using Concept-Mapping Techniques for eLearning Content Analysis

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    Is it possible to find a murderer through the analysis of his writings? Imagine you are a detective who faces the search of the murder of a young woman. There are no traces of the crime, only a series of letters the prime suspect has sent to his mother but which does not contain any information that could lead to evidence of any kind. Where would you start looking for clues? This is the problem the protagonist of the film “The Secret in Their Eyes” faces. It took years for a person to analyze and identify that, within the letters, several names are mentioned, apparently…
  • Overcoming the Motivation Challenge in eLearning: 5 Things You Can Do

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

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

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

  • 6 Tips On How To Create Characters In eLearning

    Henson Gawliu Jr.
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    How To Create Characters In eLearning It's a proven fact that emotionally compelling eLearning courses are highly successful. And one of the most effective ways to transform a boring or dry eLearning course into one that is immersive and engaging is the utilization of a character. Whether you are designing a deliverable intended for a tenth grade science class or a group of experienced physicians, characters can ALWAYS add a touch of realism and relatability to an eLearning experience. Create a character profile and a script. Before you begin integrating characters in eLearning, you'll want…
  • Story-Based Learning Strategy In A Course For Instructional Designers

    Asha Pandey
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Case Study: Course Based on Story-Based Learning Strategy for Instructional Designers My father was a master storyteller. He had a dual major in History and Education (specializing in teacher training) and used his storytelling skills to weave narratives with learning. As a result, I learnt about our values, our ancient culture, and our heritage through many of these stories. No surprises that I am a firm believer of using storytorials (story-based learning strategies) to create effective learning experiences. As we know, a storytorial (from the words "story-based tutorial") combines the…
  • Instructional Design Models and Theories: Individualized Instruction Model

    Christopher Pappas
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The Quintessential of The Individualized Instruction Model The key idea behind the Individualized Instruction Model is that learners will not only be able to better understand the materials that are being presented, but that they will be able to effectively retain information for much longer. Those who have the ability to grasp a particular concept in a short amount of time can move on to the next subject, while those who are having a difficulty understanding the concept can move at a slower pace, in order to delve further into the topic. As such, every learner is given the opportunity to get…
  • Guiding Your Learner Toward Engagement

    Stephanie Ivec
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    Tips on Guiding Your Learner Not sure how to lead your learner through your e-Learning course? Use these tips to ensure he or she doesn’t get lost in the woods! Characters Is your e-Learning course looking a little bland? Characters are a great way to add a visual element. You can use a character to introduce your learner to the course, or to serve as the narrator or “avatar” who guides the learner through the course. Using the same character to guide your learner from beginning to end adds continuity to your course. Many vendors provide character packs that are perfect for creating…
  • 4 Virtual Instructor-Led Training Pitfalls to Avoid

    Catherine Davis
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Virtual instructor-led training (VILT), also called virtual classroom training, has become an increasingly popular delivery method for corporate training. According to a survey of 3,000 HR and training executives by On24, 91 percent of those surveyed planned to increase the use of virtual training for applications such as product training, new hire orientation, and sales training. This shouldn’t come as a big surprise, given the major benefit of VILT: it’s a cost-effective way to train participants in disparate locations, while still providing the guidance of a live facilitator with…
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    USMLE / Internal Medicine ABIM Board Exam Review Blog

  • Introducing the Knowmedge Refer-A-Friend Program!

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Transformative Journey of Corporate MOOCs

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

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

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

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

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

  • Top Sound Engineering Schools in America

    jamie
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    The right education in sound engineering is vital for those who want to enter the music industry. However, a clear understanding of the music composition and technology can only be learned at top sound engineering schools. There are several colleges that are offering degrees in engineering and music but it is important to select the best college for your education. Top sound engineering schools offer dual degrees in music and engineering. They have world class faculties who provide real world experience to the students. Most of the courses are designed in apprenticeship form where the…
  • Find Top Sound Engineering Schools

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

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

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

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

  • How To Give Your Office Health A Booster With Employee Training

    Sep Barkhodaee
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    As the sniffles you've seen on the subway and the coughing you hear in the cubicles no doubt filled you in, cold and flu season is here. Keeping your office clean and disease-free is important not just for employee health, but for your company's productivity as well. Sick staff members mean more absenteeism and occasionally even money being paid out to corporate-sponsored insurance plans. Preventive wellness has been on the rise over the past couple years, and as flu season descends, it's more crucial than ever for employers to stress the importance of good health and…
  • How You Can Train Your Employees In Cybersecurity

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

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

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

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

  • Happy Halloween from OpenSesame! And the Winners Are...

    Sarah Nanbu
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and dry ice bubble. Witches’ brew is sweet; but can be a dangerous treat. In addition to Halloween being a great opportunity to express your creativity, we think it’s the perfect time for experiential learning. For our potluck, we made a nice batch of Witches’ Brew (also known as fruit punch and 7UP) - it quickly became a lesson in safely handling dry ice. check out our video. From now on, we’ll leave the dry ice to those who have proper laboratory safety training. In case you couldn’t tell from our office decorations, our whole team takes…
  • Does Your eLearning Give People Nightmares?

    Noah Piwonka
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    Have you ever watched an animated movie or played a video game and felt uncomfortable, like something was not quite right? You may have experienced the “uncanny valley.” This theory, first posed by robotics professor Masahiro Mori, states that there is a “valley” where figures look almost human, but not enough to be 100% convincing. This causes us to react with revulsion, because the imperfections cause us to become deeply unsettled. The effect decreases the less human the figures appear. If elearning courses use 3D models or animations that fit into the uncanny valley, it’s likely…
  • Course of the Week: Improve Your Computer Literacy

    Katie Hurst
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Remember when being “computer literate” was as simple as knowing how to send an email or download an app? Now, understanding how to protect yourself, and your company, online has become a crucial part of computer literacy—but learning these skills doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. Whether you are building the applications or are the person using them, this week features easy-to-follow courses addressing cyber crime, what to know and how to be proactive in protecting yourself online. For additional resources on cybersecurity, check out our blog post from earlier this month on how to…
  • Your Guide to Creating OpenSesame Bundles

    Carl Kaplan
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:43 am
    As a Content Specialist, one question that often comes my way is, “how can I, as a seller, market my material better on the OpenSesame marketplace?” There are several different tactics you can employ in this endeavor. The special sauce (so to speak) of creating an effectively branded and marketed seller profile results, as do most delicious sauces, from a blend of several different factors and techniques. Unique course images, seller bios, and designated featured courses are important components of an effectively branded seller profile. That said, one of the quickest and easiest of these…
  • Things Are Getting Spooky at OpenSesame

    Sarah Nanbu
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Though many consider Halloween to be a holiday strictly reserved for children, we here at OpenSesame take a different view. Halloween is really about creativity—showing off your DIY skills, creating costumes around clever puns, or even just throwing something together out of items at the bottom of your closet—and creativity is a key component of learning. Encouraging creativity in your office not only boosts morale, it provides insight into your employees' personalities and ability to improvise (No fake spiderwebs left at the dollar store? How about some white yarn!) Halloween decorating…
 
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    Online Education | College Courses, E-learning Platform Resources

  • D2L CSSD - Calgary Schools Providing Learning and Education in Catholic Faith

    Fatima Anwar
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Calgary Catholic School District:The Calgary city largest catholic school district in Alberta province of Canada feeling proud to offer a good type of programming choices designed to empower students to achieve their full potential and have interaction in quality learning. The Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) serving student population of over 51,000 in Calgary city, Airdrie city, Cochrane Town, Chestermere Town and also the Municipal District of Rocky view county.Calgary Schools D2L CSSD:D2L CSSD educational Services may be a gateway, through that student will access info and register…
  • GCC CA - Glendale Community College California for Online Education Classes

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

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

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

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

  • Boost Your Mobile Learning With Mobile App Analytics

    Origin Learning
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    Mobile Learning is still new. Even for companies who have added mobile learning to their existing eLearning formats, there is a lot of scope for improvement and revision for many of them. Let’s say you have developed an app which your employees must download to get started with mobile learning. Your job as a training manager doesn’t end there. May be the app has some bugs which need to be fixed. May be the overall layout and navigation and app is not optimally suited to how and when learners use it, or may be if you’d just know how a typical learner uses the app, you could do so much…
  • 4 Tips For Designing Games

    Origin Learning
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    Gamification can be a powerful element of any elearning strategy. Games that are designed to improve the productivity and skills of learners are a good investment of organizational resources. However, adding games for games’ sake is definitely a no-no. A gamification strategy must be clear; every game should serve its own purpose of learning. Image Credits – Freepik.com Here are a few tips for designing relevant, engaging and motivating games: Be Inclusive By that we mean, do not make the game design too complex. Each and every learner must feel comfortable with the game. Simple games…
  • The Success Case Method to Evaluate Training

    Origin Learning
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    By now you already know that evaluating training is a crucial step every organization must take to ensure that its training objectives are being achieved. The Success Case Method developed by Robert Brinkerhoff is another method that helps organizations answer key questions with respect to their training programs. The Success Case Method: What Is It? Image Credit – http://www.amazon.com/Robert-O.-Brinkerhoff/e/B001JS0I0Y Robert O. Brinkerhoff, Ed.D., a professor at Western Michigan University and an internationally recognized expert in evaluation and training effectiveness combined the…
  • The evolution of personal learning environments

    Origin Learning
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    A personal learning environment refers to the tools, technologies, resources etc. that a person uses at the individual level to build on his knowledge base. Imagine a boy called John, who is in his early 20s in the year 1997. He reads books, accesses the Britannica Encyclopedia CD on his PC, participates in group discussions at his university, reads journals, magazines and newspapers in the library, logs on to the (slowly working) internet once in a while, watches TV, listens to the radio, and so on. By and large, this constitutes John’s Personal Learning Environment (PLE). Image Credit…
  • Using Educational Animation to Improve eLearning

    Origin Learning
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    Well-designed animations have the power to transform difficult to understand concepts into easily comprehensible ones. Educational animations are animations produced for the specific purpose of fostering learning. They use basic elements to explain a process, concept or abstract idea; and they may range from being primitively simple to a full-blown animated movie. This depends on the time, budget and of course, the skill of the animator. A typical educational animation could be one that explains the functioning of the human heart. A complex biological process when seen in the form of an…
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    TalentLMS Blog - eLearning | Instructional Design | LMS

  • 10 Must-Read Articles About Gamification

    John Laskaris
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    It’s hard to disagree with the statement that gamification is a hot topic right now. It definitely is for us at TalentLMS. This week we released a fantastic update for our LMS that allows you to incorporate gamification elements into your own online courses. You can try it out and play with it in your admin panel. To become more knowledgeable and get some theoretical background on it, read those 10 articles we found for you!1. Gamification in eLearning – InfographicBased on multiple studies and survey ran among our customers, we created an infographic with 30 facts about…
  • eLearning – Are We Missing The Point?

    John Laskaris
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    I want to start this off by asking one simple question…does eLearning really work? Unfortunately though there is no simple way to answer that question.There are many arguments both for and against eLearning, but the stark reality is, that if you are pushed for an answer, when you look at the facts, the answer is a resounding “NO”…but it so easily could be a “Yes.”So why is that?First and foremost is that there are no real FACTS about eLearning being effective, particularly in the workplace. Sure we collect figures about how long something took to develop, how many times it has…
  • Wanna play? Gamification in TalentLMS

    John Laskaris
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    Who doesn’t love to play games? We might have an aversion to housekeeping chores, reluctantly go to work, and unwillingly sit down to study, but whatever our age, we all love playing or watching all kinds of games. So much in fact, that according to the famous Dutch historian and cultural theorist Johan Huizinga, man himself can better be described as “Homo Ludens” (“the playing man”), since play is not only an important attribute of mankind but also a necessary condition for the generation of culture.This post, as you might have already guessed is about the…
  • 10 Must-Read Articles about MOOCs

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

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

  • Learning Luminary Interview: Tom Clancy

    Expertus - Innovation in Enterprise Learning
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    Joy Church Millard, Sr. Editor, Expertus 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:…
  • Learning Strategy: It’s Complicated. Or Not So Much.

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

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

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

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

  • Navigating the LMS and TMS Market in 2015

    Sean Hougan
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Recent survey results from eLearning! and Government eLearning! Magazines indicate that respondents whom were primarily from the corporate, government, education or non-profit sectors plan to add, change or replace their LMS in the next two years. What percentage of these respondents?—according to researchers, 35% are looking to change their talent and/or learning management system and […]The post Navigating the LMS and TMS Market in 2015 appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • Top 10 Moodle Plugins of 2014

    Sean Hougan
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Last week we released an article that provides a detailed list of the best Moodle Plugins we curated over the past 12 years. The list is extensive so if you are wanting to know the most popular plugins by number of downloads then continue reading as we provide a brief summary for the top 10 Moodle […]The post Top 10 Moodle Plugins of 2014 appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • The Best Moodle Plugins

    Sean Hougan
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    We have selected some of the best Moodle Plugins for you! There are hundreds of Moodle plugins out there so a question we often have clients asking us is “which are the best Moodle plugins?” When asked about the functionality that clients want to receive from Moodle plugins, more often than not responses are: better […]The post The Best Moodle Plugins appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • 5 ways the Healthcare Cloud is Improving Patient Outcomes

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

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

  • How to Measure the Effectiveness of your Training

    Jon from Wranx
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    Despite the changing economic environment in recent years, it seems like a great deal of businesses remain committed to learning and development. According to ASTD, the Association for Talent Development, US organisations spend a total of $164.2 billion on training per year. The State of the Industry report also revealed: Businesses spend on average $1,195 per employee. Employees average 30.3 hours of training annually, while members of staff in BEST organisations average 57.7 hours. 61 per cent of training expenditure was internal ($100.2 billion). 11 per cent of training expenditure went to…
  • Training and its impact on employee retention

    Jon from Wranx
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    According to a report carried out by Oxford Economics, replacing members of staff costs £30,614 on average per employee. This is due to the cost of lost output while a replacement gets up to speed and the expenses involved with recruiting and assimilating a new worker. The research goes on to add that it takes around 28 weeks for a new hire to reach their optimum productivity level and outgoings for advertising costs, agency fees together with invested time during the interview process contributes to the price of recruiting replacement staff. Therefore, it is in a business’ best interests…
  • Onboarding New Employees

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

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

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

  • How To Get Rid Of Pimples With Toothpaste

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    Pimples are the devil. Most times these annoying acne spots show just about a day before a big interview or a photo shoot, absolute worst timing ever! Well, this simple toothpaste remedy for acne might not clear your face overnight but it would definitely clear it. Whether you have so much pimples you can barely... Read More Source: How To Get Rid Of Pimples With Toothpaste
  • How To Cook Jollof Rice For Two People

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    Jollof Rice is really tasty, we all agree. This tutorial will teach you how to prepare the easiest and fastest variant. It is best suited to students and single bachelors. This tutorial is specifically focused on how to cook jollof rice for two people, usually yourself and a friend or a family member. Jollof Rice has a... Read More Source: How To Cook Jollof Rice For Two People
  • How To Dance Shoki + Video Tutorial

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:03 am
    There is a recent dance craze that has been tearing up the club scene across Nigeria and Africa at large, in fact Africans in diaspora are not left behind for a moment. The dance has gone so far now that every artiste making a song now will ask the producer to make the instrumental Shoki... Read More Source: How To Dance Shoki + Video Tutorial
  • The Fastest Way To Lose Belly Fat

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Understand that this tutorial is not a joke, you can actually burn that annoying flab on your tummy that nobody likes and you can do it fast. If you follow this tutorial judiciously you will be seeing results in 30 days which should spur you on to work even harder. Belly fat is the absolute... Read More Source: The Fastest Way To Lose Belly Fat
  • The Fastest Way To Make Egusi Soup

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

  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles

    Patrick Irvine
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    Whether traveling across town, across the country, or around the world, machines can help us and our stuff get there quickly and safely. The following tasks look at transportation as it relates to the movement of people from one place to another.
  • Shapes in the Real World

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

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

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

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