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  • Extreme Micro eLearning: 6 Seconds of Learning Content

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    Brent Schlenker
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    Not possible you say? Why not? I did NOT say 6 seconds of TRAINING content. It’s 6 seconds of LEARNING content. And yes, there is a very important difference. If you have not read it in my posts, or heard me say it, I’ll repeat it here: Training is an Event. Learning is a Process, eLearning Supports Them Both, and Performance is the Goal.  Or if you prefer, Learning is something you do to yourself. Training is something done to you. That one always makes me laugh. So, we know training and learning are different.  And now that we are clear on that, do you still think…
  • Here’s a Free E-Learning Template Made with Free Icons

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

    The Rapid eLearning Blog
    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.
  • eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 (Part 1)

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    John Laskaris
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:48 am
    Last week we posted an infographic about eLearning trends to follow in 2015 (click HERE to see the infographic).When doing our research for infographic, we found so many information we couldn’t decide what to include – as you can see, the infographic is already quite long so we had to cut some parts out.But we thought that all the data we found is worth sharing and this is why we decided to publish a more extended version in a form of two articles with the top eLearning trends to follow in 2015!1. Big DataNumbers in eLearning are becoming so large that processing data sets with…
  • Instructional Designers: How to Pick Your SME's Brain in an Interview

    SHIFT's eLearning Blog
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    INTRODUCTION: You may be an eLearning professional, but the subject matter expert or the SME actually flags off your course by providing the all-important content for you and your team to sculpt on. The SME may be a software programmer or a marketing analyst in your company, a professor, doctor, or a best-selling author who has penned books of encyclopedic proportions on the course matter. Whoever may be the SME, it is likely he is not your cubicle mate. You will probably get just a few opportunities to glean relevant content from him. So take the smart route to make the most of an SME…
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  • Become a birdsong hero | video | @GrrlScientist

    GrrlScientist
    15 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today’s caturday video introduces the online game, Bird Song Hero. It uses audio and visual cues to help people learn birdsongs so they can identify wild birds by voice alone. Those who follow along are aware that Saturdays are known as “caturday” amongst many within the blogosphere. Some “bloggers” only share pictures of and stories about their cats whilst others use this day as an opportunity to remind people about the world’s many fascinating animals, almost all of which are overlooked, under-appreciated or just plain unknown to the public.Since I’ve recently been having fun…
  • 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: “There’s 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 UK’s 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 it’s 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.It’s 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…
 
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  • Mobile Bachelor’s Degree

    fsaba
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Brandman University’s competency-based bachelor’s degree gives a glimpse of where the increasingly popular form of higher education might be headed. The new bachelor of business administration is fully online. There are no textbooks. Students can access 30,000 pages of course material for the degree (not all of it required) on their tablets or smartphones. Inside Higher Ed Full Article
  • Eliminating educational Inequality through e-learning: the case of Virtual University of Pakistan

    fsaba
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:26 pm
    This study aims at examining the role of e-learning in combating the issues of inequality in terms of access and quality in the field of higher education in Pakistan. The education system in Pakistan is mainly characterized by educational disparity. The standard of education is directly proportional to the investment students make in the form of registration and fees. Another important issue is the non-availability of reputed educational institutes in small towns and villages. Unfortunately, very few people from rural areas have access to quality higher education. Virtual University of…
  • Open Education’s Publicity Problem

    fsaba
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Arlington, Va. — David Wiley calls the annual Open Education Conference, now in its 11th year, a “family reunion.” This year, the hearth is crowded. The Hilton ballroom here overflows with bodies. Wired Campus Full Article  
  • Open Access: Gates Foundation Funded Research Will Require Immediate Free Access to Journal Articles and Underlying Data

    fsaba
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn’t kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months. But after that, the journal must be open access, meaning papers are free for anyone to read immediately upon publication. Articles must also be published with a license that allows anyone to freely…
  • University of the People to offer HE to refugees

    fsaba
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:28 pm
    An online university has teamed up with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to offer tuition-free, accredited HE to refugees and asylum seekers Times Higher Education Full Article
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    The Rapid eLearning Blog

  • Here’s a Free E-Learning Template Made with Free Icons

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

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

    tom
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:35 pm
    If you do a search online you’ll find all sorts of free assets like free stock images, icons, fonts and other media that work perfectly for your elearning courses. But often you find that free isn’t really free. Instead, free is free with strings attached. One of my pet peeves is people who give away free assets and then only allow them to be used for personal use. I guess there’s a big demand for free stock images and free fonts for family use. While it’s the asset creator’s prerogative to attach strings, personally I find it kind of lame. Either it’s free or not. Why work to get…
  • How to Create Custom Safety Training Images

    tom
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:40 pm
    In a recent blog post I featured a series of free images that work well for safety training. Quite a few blog readers asked how I customized the free images for the safety training demo I posted. In today’s post, I’ll show you how to create your own safety training images using that same clip art style. Download & Sort All of the Free Safety Training Images Do a search for the safety training images and then download all of them to a single PowerPoint file. I sorted them by type of image so it’s easier for me to see what I have. When I save images from a single style, I title the…
  • 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.
 
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  • Cruising the Danube with Viking River Cruises

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

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

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

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

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

    Harold
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    The best way to understand your markets in the network era is by learning together. If markets are conversations, then the quality of your conversations will affect your value exchanges. Your markets will learn with or without your company. But when you learn with and from your customers, marketing and learning become the same. This is often lost in one-way broadcast marketing messages that are not directly connected to customer service or even product development. Network era marketing can benefit from a new learning focus. Marketing has to be connected to the rest of the company as well as…
  • Anarchists in the Boardroom

    Harold
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    “I remember regularly reiterating the question, while out at the pub with fellow disillusioned colleagues, or after conferences with newfound allies from other dysfunctional NGOs, How have we ended up creating organisations that are meant to create good in the world, but make so many of those involved in them so miserable in the process?” – Liam Barrington-Bush Anarchists in the Boardroom, by Liam Barrington-Bush, is a comprehensive read showing how organizations can apply the 3 principles of ‘more like people’ organizations: Humanity: What can we learn from ourselves?
  • Workshop Bank

    Harold
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you conduct workshops, finding activities that relate to your themes can be a challenge. I have used one activity several times, first in Toronto in 2011. A while later, over a beer in Copenhagen, I met Nick Martin, who was beginning to develop a new website, WorkshopBank, to share ideas on ice-breakers and other workshop/training activities. He liked my use of the equilateral triangles collaboration exercise and it is now posted. In perusing Nick’s site, there are at least two new exercises I plan to try out. Culture Triangle: A team building motivational activity that helps…
  • Networked Knowing

    Harold
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    I spoke at the UNL Extension conference in Nebraska last week. The theme was on the changing nature of work as we enter the network era and how learning is becoming integral to individual and organizational success. I noted how the period of 1900 to 1920 saw a significant shift in the American economy, with manufacturing replacing farming as the dominant economic activity. The resulting demographic shift was millions of men leaving farms and moving to factories.  The Cooperative Extension program was created in 1914 while this shift was taking place. One hundred years later and we are…
  • Inspiration for Working Out Loud

    Harold
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    It’s International Working Out Loud Week, also known as #WOLWeek. Working Out Loud is a relatively new term for me, picking it up from John Stepper in 2012. I have used the term, narrating your work, which to me is the same thing, though some may differ. My observation is that combining transparency (in the workplace) with narration (of work) results in increased serendipity, or more chances of fortuitous outcomes. My own working out loud on this blog has resulted in speaking opportunities and meeting interesting clients. The more you give, the more you get; though not in any way how…
 
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    Litmos

  • Extreme Micro eLearning: 6 Seconds of Learning Content

    Brent Schlenker
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    Not possible you say? Why not? I did NOT say 6 seconds of TRAINING content. It’s 6 seconds of LEARNING content. And yes, there is a very important difference. If you have not read it in my posts, or heard me say it, I’ll repeat it here: Training is an Event. Learning is a Process, eLearning Supports Them Both, and Performance is the Goal.  Or if you prefer, Learning is something you do to yourself. Training is something done to you. That one always makes me laugh. So, we know training and learning are different.  And now that we are clear on that, do you still think…
  • Video Production Tips for eLearning Platforms

    Dan Allen
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
      Creating training material only once as opposed to repeating live instruction multiple times is one of the advantages of eLearning. Video training is one of many platforms that can be used. Developing video training material is simple, but requires a three step process that differs from simply taking a live course presentation and filming it. Pre-Production The first step in creating video training is to plan your production. When you do a live presentation with an audience, you are able to interact with the audience and tailor your delivery to their needs. In a video production, the…
  • 7 Tips to Make Online Compliance Training Exciting and Entertaining

    Christopher Pappas
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:01 pm
    This article features 7 top tips to make online compliance training exciting, entertaining, and engaging, so that your employees can stay up-to-date with company’s regulations and policies without being bored to tears!   How To Make Online Compliance Training Exciting and Entertaining   Let’s face it, “fun” and “exciting” aren’t usually the first words that come to mind when you think about online compliance training. In fact, for many employees, the mere thought of online compliance training may bring back memories of endless hours spent clicking through…
  • Compliance Training: Love it or Hate it?

    Brent Schlenker
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:54 pm
      I often find myself in conversations about developing training courses. They are always fun but inevitably contain the comment, “yea, but we can’t do that because this is a compliance course”.  I’ve even found myself adding “…unless your developing a compliance course” at the end of statements during my presentations. As passionate proponents of LEARNING, I think it’s safe to say most training developers are not big fans of compliance training. But as entrepreneurs, consultants, and training business owners we love it. What is…
  • How Compliance Training Differs from Other Training

    Rory Cameron
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:01 pm
    In any organization, there are multiple types of mandatory staff training. These training fall on a continuum from how to perform specific job functions to a certification course in CPR. One of the most critical types of training in any business or organization is compliance training. What is Compliance Training?   Compliance training provides employees with the overall essence of the company. Not only do employees learn about the philosophies and operating principles of the organization, but also legal and ethical issues that go along with the job. Some of these topics may be…
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  • I now have a Canadian Father

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

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

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

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

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

  • Using Video Grading To Help Students Succeed

    Ray Schroeder
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:08 pm
    By Richard Rose, Campus Technology Creating videos to supplement the grading process can personalize the instructor-student relationship, clarify expectations and help keep learners on track. But beyond these obvious strategies, one invaluable technique that is rarely employed to help push students in the right direction is the use of instructor-created videos to supplement the grading process. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2014/11/19/using-video-grading-to-help-students-succeed.aspx Share on Facebook
  • Building Mobile Apps for Faculty

    Ray Schroeder
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:05 pm
    By Toni Fuhrman, Campus Technology The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s application development team meets faculty mobile app needs by working collaboratively, managing goals and expectations, and emphasizing transparency. Recently, the application development team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison created a Web-based tool that allows students to explore genetic variation. Developed for a professor in the Biochemistry department, the application lets users manipulate a series of data in order to demonstrate the effect on a genome sequence. “The faculty member approached us…
  • Reality Check: Gates Looks for Impact of Digital Learning

    Ray Schroeder
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:02 pm
    by L.S. Hall, Inside Philanthropy The Gates grant will support UTA’s Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge (LINK) lab in its efforts to connect researchers interested in digital learning’s impact on modern education. The grant will coordinate work between UTA and nine other institutions, including Carnegie Mellon, University of Michigan, and Stanford, to close the gap between digital learning research and its impact on instructional practices in higher education. In addition, UTA leaders hope the funding will address digital learning barriers and examine the conditions needed for…
  • IEEE Teams with edX to Develop Series of Online Continuing Education Courses

    Ray Schroeder
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:08 pm
    by IEEE IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, is collaborating with edX, a non-profit organization founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other continuing professional education courses to a worldwide audience on www.edX.org. “edX’s commitment to innovation and quality has changed online education in the past two years,” said Saurabh Sinha, vice president of the IEEE Educational Activities Board. “Their global reach, reputation for quality, and…
  • Clayton Christensen talks disruption in education at UVU

    Ray Schroeder
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:06 pm
    by Amy McDonald, Daily Herald Clayton Christensen’s coined term “disruptive innovation” is the idea that innovation should allow people at the “bottom of a market” to access a product or service that was previously only available to people with a lot of money. In higher education innovation, he said, Harvard is behind. “Online learning makes education so much more affordable and accessible that all these people that couldn’t come to Harvard Business School to get their management education, now they can do it,” Christensen said. “And it’s not as good, but…
 
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    E-Learning Journeys

  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:31 am
    Citizenship An exploration of citizenship and global digital citizenship as it relates to learning. tags: education digitalcitizenship globaldigitalcitizen ISSUU - #EdBookNZ by Sonya Van Schaijik You must read this collaborative eBook produced by educators that highlights trends and important conversations in teaching and learning. tags: ebook education learning Join the largest learning event in history, Dec 8-14, 2014 tags: education code Making It Real: 3D Printing as a Library Service (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu tags: 3dprinting education library INF405 Picture books for visually…
  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    16 Nov 2014 | 2:31 am
    E-Learning Journeys: Students present on global learning and more! - Global Education Conference 2014 tags: globaleducationconference education Global Education Conference 2014 | iEARN USA List of iEARN presentations during #globaled14 tags: globaleducationconference globaled14 iearn education LumenEd | Home LumenEd has a unique approach to connecting students across the world - take a look! tags: globalcollaboration epals education Digital as a Second Language - Flat Connections A unique perspective shared by Flat Connections educator Julie Carey on how learning how to be digital is like…
  • Students present on global learning and more! - Global Education Conference 2014

    Julie Lindsay
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    The Global Education Conference is next week, November 17-21, 2014. Right now (less then 3 days before starting) we have:250 general sessions 33 keynotes, or maybe 34 now20,347 members in the educational community!Not sure about you, but I am planning to attend as much as I can - and learn from as many as I can. This conference is TOTALLY ONLINE, TOTALLY FREE and runs 24/7 for FIVE DAYS. There is something for everyone! The focus is on global education, global learning, global collaboration and how teachers and all learners are shifting the educational paradigm to embrace change…
  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    9 Nov 2014 | 2:31 am
    NMC Horizon Report Toolkit > 2014 K-12 - NMC ACADEMY This short course is designed around the New Media Consortium Horizon Report and prepares teachers to understand the report and how to implement learning artifacts with their students. tags: horizonreport education toolkit CSER Digital Technologies - Foundations to 6 - Course Online course starting February 2015 specifically addressing the Australian Digital Technologies curriculum (Foundation-6). tags: education computationalthinking digitaltechnologies Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.Innovation, Leadership,…
  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    2 Nov 2014 | 2:31 am
    CENZ14 - Reflection blog post Sonya https://twitter.com/vanschaijik tags: education cenz14 cem2014 globalcollaboration Landmark Games | Science math language school project classroom dialog cyberpal tags: globalproject globalcollaboration education 2014 WISE Summit Provisional Program | www.wise-qatar.org Excited to be heading to WISE 2014 and now moderating this debate on 'Exploring the learning experience through cognitive science' tags: jul education WISE2014 How to Tell a Powerful Story with Data Visualization tags: education infographic visualization data ViewPure / Videos Without…
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    In the Middle of the Curve

  • A Case Study in Environmental Influence

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

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

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

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

    Wendy Wickham
    19 Jun 2014 | 7:54 am
    My dad is slowly getting his eyesight back.  Still not where he wants it - but it is good enough that he sent me this gem.Sometimes, our training sounds like this to our audience.Does yours?-------Go to the YouTube posting for the full story behind this video.
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    Assistive Technology

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

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

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

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

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

    12 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    It was great having a chance to visit with so many vendors while I attended ISTE 2014 Conference a couple of weeks ago. Walking through the Exhibitors Hall, I was struck by just how much "stuff" is out there that educators need to vet. As I walked the Exhibit Hall I came across some unique products that I know will finds its place into the classroom. One of favorite new products is from Belkin and it is the Portable Tablet Stage, a light weight and portable stand for your tablet that can turn it into a great presentation stage. When you pair up the Belkin Portable Tablet Stage with the free…
 
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  • Autocompleting Code, Monument Valley, and Rules of Zen: This Week on #BLPLearn

    Abby Seifert
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:52 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…
  • Playable UI, eLearning Challenges, and HapYak: This Week on #BLPLearn

    Abby Seifert
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:03 am
    #BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. We’ll usually include some commentary from the original team member who found the article, too. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content. Check back every Thursday. JOIN IN THE FUN Rather than restricting the social media conversation to a…
  • Our “Recipe” for Learning and Remembering in Corporate Learning

    Jake Huhn
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    Some employees get too little training. They sit through a few classroom sessions, see some slides, and get very little help at actually doing their job. Others get too much training. The list of required eLearning courses is too long, and actually takes them away from their responsibilities. The learning and remembering ends up happening outside of, or in spite of, the training requirement. Most organizations invest heavily in training their employees, yet employees still do not retain the critical knowledge they need to be successful. This is why we focus our research on why employees…
  • CSS Diner, Convo, and Ideation Sessions: This Week on #BLPLearn

    Abby Seifert
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:01 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…
  • 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…
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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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    Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

  • NEW PODCAST - BS Talks About eLearning - The Brent Schlenker Podcast

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

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

    Brent Schlenker
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Twitter chats have become very popular.  But popularity comes at a price. Besides the large number of tweets streaming by, you end up with spammers spamming the hashtag and other unnecessary noise.  In the early days, with fewer participants it was easier to engage in quick multi-tweet conversations to dig deeper, or gain clarity, around someone's point being made.  In my experience lately the
  • Weekly Review - Sept 15-19 - Apple, TED-Ed, LitmosAuthor, TwitterChats

    Brent Schlenker
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    Apple, Apple, Joy, Joy... continues The big news this week is still the new Apple product announcements.  I wrote a followup blog post about the impressive focus Apple puts on it's events and perhaps we should put the same amount of effort into our training events. While event-based learning is still belittled by some, I am firm believer in the important of training events...even classroom
  • Weekly Review - Sept 8-12 - Apple, LearningLIVE, Fireside lrnchat LIVE

    Brent Schlenker
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:55 pm
    This week was filled interesting events. Monday Phoenix flooded with more water in one day than we usually receive all year. Tuesday was Apple Announcement Day...which should be a holiday. #LearningLIVE was happening in the UK. Thursday was another fun Fireside #lrnchat LIVE. And Friday was...the day before the weekend! Phoenix Flooding Monday's flooding Phoenix kept most people in the house
 
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    Donald Clark Plan B

  • TV is dying

    Donald Clark
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:38 am
    Young people are watching less than half the amount of TV than adults (1.5 hrs a day versus 3 hours a day). A quarter of 11-15 year olds said that some weeks they watched no TV at all Ofcom (Nov 2014).We had theatre, movies, radio then TV. But all media have a lifespan and I for one am pleased that TV will be demoted to a has-been medium. It will not disappear. Nothing disappears. But it will die back to being a minority medium. That’s inevitable. I’d argue that t is also a good thing.TV the broadcast culture First. I have to say that I’m not coming at this as a philistine. I am a…
  • Tops Bestseller lists, global media superstar, on Band Aid single (but can’t sing) & you’ve probably never heard of him

    Donald Clark
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    He’s topped The Sunday Times Bestseller Book lists for weeks, appears on the Band Aid single (but never sung a note) and has a global reach that put most stars to shame. Yet you’ve probably never heard of him.Alfie Deyes is his name and YouTube’s his game. He used to live in the next street from us, a nice kid who went to school with my son. “Alfie!” he says, “Alfie Deyes! It’s mad”. For once the apostrophes are necessary.Pointless BlogAlfie’s a phenomenon – and I use that word pointedly. His Pointless Blog, on YouTube, has 3 million subscribers and over 136 million views.
  • Oculus Rift: Freezers, smilers, grippers, swayers, screamers and freak-outs – resistance is futile

    Donald Clark
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    Have a look at this video of my sister going apeshit on the DK2 (second Oculus Rift development kit. I’ve been demoing the Oculus Rift to as many people from as many backgrounds in as many places as I could muster. It’s been a hoot to see how universal its appeal has been. ‘Awesome!....Wow!....That’s amazing….’. No matter what age, race, gender or background; people have been astonished by how quickly their brain took them into other worlds.Resistance is futile Once you flood their field of view with a screen that has a high refresh rate with rock solid tracking so that your head…
  • 7 traits of online graduates that trump campus colleagues

    Donald Clark
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:06 am
    For three years, I’ve walked up the ramparts into Edinburgh castle, donned an academic gown, plonked a mortar board on my head, then walked down an aisle behind the skirl of the bagpipes, to present degrees to some remarkable students. It was, again, a beautifully staged event, one they’ll remember all of their lives. So will I.Unique qualities My speech this year was on what makes them distinct and special. These students had worked for three years to gain their degrees in Architecture, Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography. They came from many lands: India, the Far East, Middle…
  • Employers see strong potential in MOOCs - new research

    Donald Clark
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:51 am
    Excellent study on ‘The Employer Potential of MOOCs’ with 103 employers surveyed, followed up with deep-dive interviews of 20, on the use of MOOCs for:1. Recruitment2. Hiring3. Personal developmentThis builds on the Duke study earlier in 2014 that showed employers welcomed MOOCs.MOOCs for employmentI wasn’t surprised at the relatively low awareness of MOOCs by employers at 31%, as they’ve been marketed primarily at Higher Education and education in general. This is also why I’m non-plussed about the data that shows the majority of MOOCers being highly educated. This is typical of…
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    E-Learning Acupuncture

  • Do you answer email? Student academic question in online courses

    9 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
    I often get new online instructors who tell me that the amount of email questions they had to answer during the semester was debilitatingly high. Some get discouraged by this mountain of email and they often say teaching an online course takes more time that teaching a face-to-face course. Well, don't despair. If students send you academic questions via email then you have an opportunity! The current student culture has as a default to ask academic questions via email. However, I think everyone can benefit if Teaching Teams actively try to resist this practice. For every question raised by…
  • Help your students before they are your students: Math Diagnostic Quiz

    10 Jun 2014 | 10:44 am
    If you have been to university or college recently in a science-related discipline then you may have encountered a mathematics diagnostic quiz. Some institutions use them to assess the strengths and weaknesses of their incoming students. Most institutions keep the results internal and some locations use the results to triage the students into different math course sections. You know - put the best students together to accelerate their learning and assemble the weakest students together to provide them the help they need to catch up. However, if your institution chooses not to adopt this…
  • One of the secret ingredients in online courses: TAs!

    10 Jun 2014 | 10:31 am
    I’ve just spent the morning thinking about Teaching Assistant (TA) roles for a large online course that I am designing and I thought I would take a moment to share.  It's a second year university course and I have a vision to dseign it such that it can be effective with large enrollment numbers between 200 and 1000 learners.  It's not a MOOC per se, it's just a large online course.One of the secret ingredients that I will design into the mix is specialized TA roles so I am trying to develop a useful models for segmenting the TA cadre into different roles to provide a range of…
  • Are you new to social media curation in online learning? [VIDEO]

    28 Mar 2014 | 6:49 am
    When you think about the word "curation", what comes to mind?  Well for me, I think about museums right away.  I think about the museum curators that work in museums going through collections of resources and making decision about which artifacts to collect together and how to organize them to tell a story, to emphasize a concept, or to serve a learning outcome.  And it's just not about placing the chosen artifacts together in the museum and then walking away.  These museum curators describe the salient features of the artifacts and organize them in such a way that new…
  • Engage! Top 6 Best Practices that Foster Learner Engagement with Online Instructional Video

    25 Mar 2014 | 8:37 am
    I've been watching Philip Guo at the University of Rochester closely since I stumbled across his great research on instructional video usage in MOOCs. This month, he is publishing a paper for the Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Learning at Scale that has very useful recommendation on ways to foster learner engagement with online instructional video. I love this paper and you should take the time to read it in detail because it contains more than 6 recommendations. However, for those in a rush, here's my interpretation of the Top 6 of his recommendations that resonated most…
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    Cammy Bean's Learning Visions

  • 5 great reasons to download the Kineo Insights Report today!

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

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

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

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

  • Transformative Experiences

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

    Clark
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    This week is Working Out Loud week, and I can’t but come out in support of a principle that I think is going to be key to organizational success. And, I think, L&D has a key role to play. The benefits from working out loud are many. Personally, documenting what you’re doing serves as a reminder to yourself and awareness for others. The real power comes, however, from taking that next level: documenting not just what you’re doing, but why. This helps you in reflecting on your own work, and being clear in your thinking. Moreover, sharing your thinking gives you a second…
  • Learning Problem-solving

    Clark
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    While I loved his presentation, his advocacy for science, and his style, I had a problem with one thing Neil deGrasse Tyson said during his talk. Now, he’s working on getting deeper into learning, but this wasn’t off the cuff, this was his presentation (and he says he doesn’t say things publicly until he’s ready). So while it may be that he skipped the details, I can’t. (He’s an astrophysicist, I’m the cognitive engineer ;) His statement, as I recall and mapped, he said that math wires brains to solve problems. And yes, with two caveats.
  • Taking note

    Clark
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    A colleague pointed me to this article that posited the benefits of digital note-taking.  While I agree, I want to take it further.  There are some non-0bvious factors in note taking. As the article points out, there are numerous benefits possible by taking notes digitally.  They can be saved and reviewed, have text and/or sketches and/or images (even video too), be shared, revised, elaborated with audio both to add to notes and to read back the prose, and more.  Auto-correct is also valuable.  And I absolutely believe all this is valuable.  But there’s more. One thing the…
  • #DevLearn 14 Reflections

    Clark
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am
    This past week I was at the always great DevLearn conference, the biggest and arguably best yet.  There were some hiccups in my attendance, as several blocks of time were taken up with various commitments both work and personal, so for instance I didn’t really get a chance to peruse the expo at all.  Yet I attended keynotes and sessions, as well as presenting, and hobnobbed with folks both familiar and new. The keynotes were arguably even better than before, and a high bar had already been set. Neil deGrasse Tyson was eloquent and passionate about the need for science and the lack of…
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    The Upside Learning Blog

  • Why Move eLearning from Flash to HTML5?

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

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

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

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

  • ELC 020: How To Avoid Clicky-Clicky-Bling-Bling

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

    Athanasios Papagelis
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    Augmented learning is an extension of eLearning, that takes locale, context and physical space into account.Post from: The eLearning CoachIs Augmented Learning In Your Future?
  • 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?
 
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    EduTek n Social Media Advisor

  • Develop Online Courses Using Edynco

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

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

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Today I came across ‘Booktrack’ that provides sound track for your digital content. ‘The Booktrack Studio allows you to read and create synchronized soundtracks for e-Books or any kind of digital text by adding background music, ambient sound, and sound effects. Booktrack automatically adjusts the soundtrack to your individual reading speed’. Moreover Booktrack is not an audio book but is an eBook where you read the text and hear a synchronised soundtrack that matches with the story. The following video suggests the various features offered by Booktrack. Click here to watch the videos…
  • Reaching Customers in Real Time through Programmatic Marketing

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:55 am
    Marketing normally requires the marketer to reach the right person with right message at right time. Targeting new customers is not always easy but retargeting existing ones are much easier. Availability of huge data would let the marketer decide who should and should not be retargeted, at what bid price and with what message. Recently I had to do some shopping for Diwali purchase. As I had undergone a small surgery due to fracture of wrist on my left hand, I thought I shall do online shopping as I can comfortably browse and select what I want as long as I like without going outside. I was…
  • 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…
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    Advantages & Benefits of Online Learning | Mottobiz

  • What You Need to Know About Environmental Engineering Degree

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

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

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

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

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

    14 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    Solar panels hold a wealth of benefits, both for individuals and for the world at large. Economically, solar panels promise to lower the cost of electrical power. Environmentally, solar panels can give us cleaner power, sustainable power that will not require further damage to the environment. Solar power can reach remote areas. It can carry education, or urgently needed medical information. The effects of clouds on a solar panel, though, might diminish those and other promising benefits. The effects of clouds on a solar panel might make it far less efficient in certain parts of the world and…
  • Considering Going Solar? Read This Valuable Solar Energy Advice First!

    10 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    You may want to use solar energy at work or home, but you might not know very much about it. Do some research on the topic, and find reliable professionals who can help you with this project. Continue reading to learn more about solar energy. Be sure the solar energy system you choose can efficiently and reliably store the energy it produces. You have two options here. You can either sell the excess power to the electric company to offset the costs during cloudy days, or you can get a bank of batteries that will allow you to get off the grid completely. You can have solar power even in a…
  • Check Out These Great Solar Energy Tips!

    9 Nov 2014 | 3:06 am
    Lately, solar energy has become extremely popular for homeowners and businesses alike. What are the reasons that have kept you from getting on-board with solar energy? If you are interested in finding out what solar power can do for you, keep reading. In this article, we will share information about solar energy. When using solar energy for the first time, it’s probably a good idea to start out small. A small investment of just a few solar powered garden lights is a great way to get started. Many different stores carry these, such as Walmart and Lowe’s. They are very easy to…
  • 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…
 
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  • Hiring a Technology Consultant

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

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

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

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

  • Running in the Cold

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

    Derek Banas
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    Anyone that creates an Android app and submits a link below has a chance to win both a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and a Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch. They have a combined value of $814. I pay for shipping any place in the world. Feel free to use any software to make the app. […]
  • Low Fat Vegan Recipes 4

    Derek Banas
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    I make Vegan Alfredo Sauce, Vegan Sour Cream, Vegan Cream Cheese, Vegan Butter sauce and Roasted Ratatouille
  • C++ Programming Tutorial

    Derek Banas
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
    I teach the entire C++ Programming language in one video tutorial
  • Python Programming

    Derek Banas
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    I teach the Python programming language in one video
 
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  • A numbers game: Math helps to predict how the body fights disease

    27 Nov 2014 | 2:48 pm
    "Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have defined for the first time how the size of the immune response is controlled, using mathematical models to predict how powerfully immune cells respond to infection and disease." according to Phys.Org.Dr Andrey Kan, Ms Julia Marchingo, Dr Susanne Heinzel and Professor Phil Hodgkin have combined mathematics and laboratory studies to define how the size of the immune response is controlled. Credit: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia The finding, published today in the journal Science, has implications for our understanding of how…
  • Men are from STEM, women are from humanities: Breaking down gender barriers in academia

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    "Encouraging young women to see themselves as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals could increase enrollment numbers at colleges." continues UNLV The Rebel Yell.Photo: FreeDigitalPhotos.netBetzabe Sanchez, engineering major, recalls walking into her first class at UNLV.“When I walked in there were only three other girls in that class,” Sanchez said. “The professor asked me if I belonged in the class. I said yes, this is my class. He said ‘this is an engineering class.’ I said ‘I know.’”Sanchez said she was shocked at the reaction of the professor and…
  • The Math Geek Holiday Gift Guide

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    Follow on Twitter as @evelynjlamb"Looking for a gift that says, “Hey, I know you like math”? Look no further. There is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to wonderful mathematical things to give to people, but here are some of the coolest items I’ve seen this year." according to Evelyn Lamb, Postdoc at the University of Utah.To readI wrote reviews of Jordan Ellenberg’s How Not to Be Wrong and Richard Schwartz’s Really Big Numbers earlier this year, and both would make good gifts.Albert Michelson’s Harmonic Analyzer was a 19th century machine that used gears to…
  • Musicians show advantages in long-term memory

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:35 am
    ScienceDaily writes, "A peek inside the brains of professional musicians has given University of Texas at Arlington psychology researchers what may be the first links between music expertise and advantages in long-term memory." Photo:ScienceDaily Heekyeong Park, assistant professor of psychology, and graduate student James Schaeffer used electroencephalography (EEG) technology to measure electrical activity of neurons in the brains of 14 musicians and 15 non-musicians and noted processing differences in the frontal and parietal lobe responses. The team will present initial results of…
  • Personalized learning encourages creativity

    24 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
    "Associate professor at New York University Winslow Burleson gave a Human-Computer Interaction seminar lecture on motivational environments." reports Adithya Venkatesan, Junior Staffwriter.  Photo: CMU The Tartan OnlineWith so many new technologies available today, from robots to responsive spaces, we have a great opportunity to make better systems for personalized learning, intelligent creativity support, and open health innovation.“Some knowledge is sticky and hard to acquire and often you can understand that knowledge in one of two ways: A self-discovery, and a toolkit that brings…
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    Elearning Examples

  • Interactive graphic: The Berlin Wall then and now

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

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

    david
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    Inside the Lockheed Martin F-35B After the Ministry of Defence ordered four F-35’s, an interactive graphic showing the internal workings of the RAF and Royal Navy’s latest fighter/bomber, the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II. Click on the red markers to see more information. View the interactive graphic The post Inside the Lockheed Martin F-35B appeared first on Elearning Examples.
  • Witches, Vampires And Pirates: 5 Years Of America’s Most Popular Costumes

    david
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Witches, Vampires And Pirates: 5 Years Of America’s Most Popular Costumes Last week, we did a story on how stocking costumes can be a tricky business. Richard Parrott of Ricky’s NYC, one of the biggest costume shops in New York, told us he needs to find the perfect mix of old favorites and hot new pop culture trends. This year he is betting big on costumes from the the Disney movie Frozen. View the interactive graphic The post Witches, Vampires And Pirates: 5 Years Of America’s Most Popular Costumes appeared first on Elearning Examples.
  • What’s My Risk Of Catching Ebola?

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

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Daniel Christian
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    For those of you from the U.S. —  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! We have much to be grateful for.   1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.    
  • Musaic – A New Treasure Trove of Advice from Music Professionals! [musicmattersblog.com]

    Daniel Christian
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:54 am
    Musaic – A New Treasure Trove of Advice from Music Professionals! — from musicmattersblog.com Excerpt (emphasis DSC): As I’ve attended music teacher workshops and conferences over the years, one of the highlights has always been attending master classes. I love watching other teachers interact with students and gleaning insights that I can utilize in my own teaching. Musaic – an initiative of New World Symphony – seeks to bring masterclasses and dozens of other videos from professional musicians right to your fingertips! In addition to masterclasses, you can view a growing…
  • Helpful resources from Michigan Virtual University re: online learning/learners

    Daniel Christian
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:31 am
    MVU releases guide to help schools navigate the virtual learning journey – from mivhs.org, as posted on September 17, 2014 Excerpt: MVU…released a guide for mentors of online learning students, “Mentor Fundamentals: A Guide for Mentoring Online Learners,” that is intended to provide an understanding of the fundamental elements of mentoring or coaching students for success with online courses. Download the mentor guide »   About MVU Michigan Virtual University® is a private, nonprofit Michigan corporation established by the State of Michigan in 1998 to serve as a…
  • Corinthian Colleges closing campuses, selling buildings [educationnews.org]

    Daniel Christian
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Corinthian Colleges closing campuses, selling buildings — from educationnews.org Excerpt: For-profit college operator Corinthian Colleges, Inc. is in trouble, as the majority of its campuses are being sold to a newly formed segment of a student loan firm for $24 million. The company is now winding down its ownership. The purchasing company is the nonprofit Zenith Education Group, which will be buying 56 Everest and WyoTech campuses covering 17 states, as well as Corinthian’s online courses. Chelsea Dulany and Alan Zibel, writing for The Wall Street Journal, explain that Zenith is…
  • IBM, Fluor and the University of South Carolina Team to Create Innovation Center [finance.yahoo.com]

    Daniel Christian
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    IBM, Fluor and the University of South Carolina Team to Create Innovation Center — from finance.yahoo.com Public-private partnership will center on analytics and higher education solutions Excerpt: COLUMBIA, S.C., Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM), the University of South Carolina (USC) and Fluor Corporation (FLR) today announced the formation of the Center for Applied Innovation. The Center will provide application services to both public and private sector organizations across North America with specialties in the areas of analytics and higher education industry…
 
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    E-Learning 24/7 Blog

  • How to buy the LMS you want

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

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

    Craig Weiss
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Well late fall is in the air, unless you are in the southern hemisphere which in that case, spring is in the air.  For those relatively new to the blog, every quarter I post the latest news and notes in the world of e-learning. Where Will we be by 2020 If you plan on attending my latest London session will covers the future of e-learning in 2020 (and where I can say hi to you), here is some E-Learning 20-20 Stay ahead of the Game! For those not attending (and even if you are), here is some additional insight on where I see e-learning going: By 2020, 90% of all corporate training will be…
  • DevLearn 2014 Conference Review

    Craig Weiss
    2 Nov 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Greetings!  Back from another interesting conference, this one packed a whallop and I mean that in a good way. The show? DevLearn.  The location: Las Vegas, NV.  The result?  Wowsa-Rama!! For those of you unaware of DevLearn, the show has been around for years and is one of e-learning guild’s premier shows in my opinion.   To me the show is geared more towards those folks who are building courses (either by choice or not),  instructional designers, e-learning developers and those seeking new e-learning tools to make their ability to build content more desirable and effective.
  • 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…
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  • How to Use a Slider for Interactive Language Learning

    Jenise
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Adjunct professors in academia or instructors in corporate settings of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses often look for instructional methods that will help their adult learners maintain a positive Affective Filter when acquiring skills in a language new to the learners. Whew! That’s a mouthful. What do I mean? Let me show you a sample…. I used to teach ESL, and “Affective Filter” is an instructional method that helps adult learners of a language new to them to feel relaxed, comfortable in the language learning environment. Recently, I applied that concept…
  • News! Apple’s iOS 8 Updates and the Articulate Mobile Player

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

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

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

    Jenise
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Adjunct professors in academia or instructors in corporate settings of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses often look for instructional methods that will help their adult learners maintain a positive Affective Filter when acquiring skills in a language new to the learners. Whew! That’s a mouthful. What do I mean? Let me show you a sample…. I used to teach ESL, and “Affective Filter” is an instructional method that helps adult learners of a language new to them to feel relaxed, comfortable in the language learning environment. Recently, I applied that concept…
  • News! Apple’s iOS 8 Updates and the Articulate Mobile Player

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Doodle.com: Hassle-Free Scheduling

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Arunima Majumdar
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:53 pm
    The changing face of corporate learning has brought in a massive shift from how LMSs were perceived by the early adopters. The needs of the modern workplace, and the learners in the workplace, have both evolved a lot with the tremendous development of technology. Today, the majorities of employees are or aspire to become knowledge workers. As a result, every technology shift brings with it the need to train – and retrain. LMSs provide the learners access to relevant training content as per their needs and thus are now an intrinsic part of the learning culture in an organization. But because…
  • 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…
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  • Menu Settings in E-Learning Courses Developed Using Articulate Storyline

    Satish Kumar Viyyapu
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The menu of an eLearning course lists the tiles of all its slides. It enables the learner to navigate to the slide of his choice. The instructional designers want to add drop down in the menu for each topic if they have sub topics. Articulate Storyline by default sets menu by adding all the slide titles in sequence which they have been developed. There will be nothing to edit for simple structures. Consider a scenario where there is branching for titles. The ‘default menu’ of Storyline cannot depict the difference between titles and subtitles effectively. This may confuse the learner.
  • 4 Ways to Integrate E-learning and Classroom Training – An Infographic

    William Carey K
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    How can you retain the effectiveness of classroom training, while availing the benefits of eLearning? Do classroom training and eLearning exist in two separate compartments? Certainly not.The two training media are used for the same purpose – imparting knowledge and skills to the learner.Each training format has its own advantages and drawbacks. So, how can you get the best of both? Well, you can create a winning training strategy by integrating the online and instructor-led training methodologies.  Here is an info-graphic that tells you how to integrate eLearning with classroom training?
  • Facilitating Knowledge Application Through E-learning

    Sushmitha Kolagani
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Knowledge is not enough, we must APPLY. Willing is not enough, we must DO. – Bruce Lee Knowledge yields fruit when it is applied to resolve the issue at hand take appropriate decisions, or achieve its intended purpose. If learning is not put into application or not practiced, it loses its sheen. We may remember the textbook definitions but tend to forget their practical implementation. Thus, it’s essential to reinforce theoretical knowledge with real-life applications. In the current scenario, where eLearning is gaining prominence as the most preferred medium of facilitating…
  • Thank You Employees, Thank You Customers, Thank You All – We Learn and Grow Because of YOU

    Ayesha Habeeb Omer
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    It is Thanksgiving Day again, and we at CommLab India believe that learning is vital to growth and progress. As an eLearning organization that is growing rapidly over the last 14 years, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our employees, customers and well-wishers who helped us in our journey. Here are some of the learning of our journey: 1. Employees come first. If a company’s vision is aligned with the vision of its people, its growth is assured. At CommLab India, each one of our team members takes pride in providing excellent products and services to our customers. Here are…
  • 10 Incredible E-learning Statistics – An Infographic

    Shyamala Devi Dollu
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Online courses go a long way in reducing the cost of equipping personnel with the needed knowledge and skills and help organizations maximize their ROI on training. E-learning is highly flexible and learners can access digital courses anytime, anywhere. This format of training is also environmental-friendly. These features of online training make it a very popular training medium. Here are a few statistics which provide insights into the use of eLearning. Hope you find this post interesting. Do share your views. Related PostsMaking E-learning Courses Mobile: 5 Aspects to Consider – An…
 
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    The Learning Dispatch

  • Elearning for Outreach Purposes

    adib
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
       There’s training that you are required to take and finish—compliance training for ethics, sexual harassment, information security. Safety training. Training that you must complete before you use specialized applications. And then there’s training that you don’t have to take. Training that you need to be persuaded to take. One way to think about this kind of training is as outreach. Read more >> read more
  • 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…
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    e-Learning Leadership Blog

  • Be a SAM Superstar with "The 12 Days of SAM"

    Richard Sites
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    This year we are excited to share our holiday spirit with you through the act of giving! So today, we introduce to you the 12 Days of SAM—to the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas! Now we know the real 12 days of Christmas starts on Christmas Day, but we wanted to put our own Allen Interactions spin on it. So starting December 4th, we’ll share with you a little bit of SAM everyday. By the end of the 12 days, you’ll be a SAM SUPERSTAR! Click here to sign up for the 12 Days of SAM ▶
  • [New e-Book] 14 Tips for Preparing an e-Learning Feast

    Allen Interactions
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    As we all get ready to join our family and friends for the Thanksgiving holidays and prepare for the big meal, it’s nearly impossible to avoid the endless advice on TV, radio, and online about how to prepare the perfect feast. As it turns out, so much of that advice can easily be related to planning and preparing perfect e-learning. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and be safe! Get 14 Tips to Preparing a Wonderful e-Learning Feast that Your Learners will Gobble Up!! Here are a few tips that you will receive: Plan Ahead and Allow Enough Time Know Who's Coming Send Appealing Invitations Plus 11…
  • Four Tips to Create the Perfectly Imperfect e-Learning Prototype

    Angel Green
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    We recently redesigned the ATD Advanced e-Learning Instructional Design Certificate Program, and I had the pleasure of facilitating the first delivery of the new program. The redesign was based on feedback from previous participants, as well as discussions with participants of the basic ATD e-Learning Instructional Design Certificate asking them, “What next?” More often than not, we heard that they wanted to jump in! The participants we talked to wanted an opportunity to practice a real design and have meaningful discussions about their choices and design decisions. Therefore, in addition…
  • Incredibly Obvious e-Learning Design

    Linda Rening
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Have you noticed that everyone seems to be an expert in “training?” It seems curious that folks who have deep knowledge and experience with things like: sales, pharmaceuticals, electrical engineering, marketing, customer service, etc. also believe themselves to be experts in training. And yet that’s what I see: highly-educated and deeply-committed Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who want to step out of their field of expertise, and into ours. Why does this phenomenon occur? I think it’s because everyone went to school. Seriously, I do. Because all of our SMEs and clients went to middle…
  • Overcoming One Size Fits All Learning

    Allen Interactions
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    by Julie Dirksen, design consultant, @usablelearning We are delighted to have Julie Dirksen as a blogger this week. Julie worked with Allen Interactions for nearly a decade as an instructional designer and currently is a design consultant for Allen Interactions in addition to her other clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to innovative technology startups, and major grant-funded research initiatives. Julie has more than 15 years of experience creating highly interactive e-learning experiences, is an avid blogger, author of Design for How People Learn and a…
 
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  • Apply This Storytelling Technique to Create More Engaging eLearning

    Aide Peralta
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:39 am
    Most likely you have seen the movie Terminator starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. If you haven’t, chances are you know what it is about. Whether you love or hate 80’s science fiction, if you develop eLearning courses this movie has something for you. The secret is in how the story is built.   To clearly understand the narrative structure of the story behind the scenes, here is a brief description of the movies’ plot:
  • Instructional Designers: How to Pick Your SME's Brain in an Interview

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    INTRODUCTION: You may be an eLearning professional, but the subject matter expert or the SME actually flags off your course by providing the all-important content for you and your team to sculpt on. The SME may be a software programmer or a marketing analyst in your company, a professor, doctor, or a best-selling author who has penned books of encyclopedic proportions on the course matter. Whoever may be the SME, it is likely he is not your cubicle mate. You will probably get just a few opportunities to glean relevant content from him. So take the smart route to make the most of an SME…
  • The Most Basic Things eLearning Professionals Need to Know About Learning

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:25 am
    Understanding how the mind processes information and stores it is vital to educators, instructional designers and eLearning professionals. Simply stated, if you don’t know how the mind works, you have no way of knowing how to design material that will ensure success for your students. Information processing theory is a subject that has been studied, discussed and debated so much that a lot of the information available conflicts. However, there are a few basic principles that are generally agreed upon. So, how do people learn? Essentially, it works in four main stages, and five thought…
  • If You Confuse Learners, You Lose Them: 4 Steps to Effective Communication in eLearning

    18 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    Well-design courses are worthless if they can't communicate content effectively to those learning. Truth is, effective communication is actually more challenging to apply especially in designing eLearning .  Optimized eLearning design has the power to motivate students and drive performance. If you are serious about creating effective eLearning courses, it is essential that you follow all four of the following steps to get the right message across to your learners.
  • The Power of White Space to Improve Screen Design in eLearning

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    When you began to plan your course, you probably never thought of one aspect of eLearning design: the effects of white space. In fact, it’s one of the most overlooked elements in the screen layout of a course. It’s actually a very important component of design. Effective eLearning designs are made by appropiate use of white space, and plenty of it. What Exactly is White Space? It’s sometimes called negative or blank space too. That’s space that appears between elements in any composition. Most of us refer to it as a part of the page or screen that remains blank. It’s space that…
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  • e-Learning Graphic Design Fundamentals

    Stephanie Ivec
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Take a look at these layout, typography and imagery tips for better e-Learning design: Layout It’s important to start your design project with a layout grid. This helps keep your designs clean and enables you to recreate the same layout on each page—and in future courses. There are two main types of layouts: vertical or landscape. There are also only two types of grids; a grid can have an even number of columns or an odd number of columns. Need help coming up with a grid-based layout? The eLearning Brothers wrote a great article on how to use grids and guides in Lectora® e-Learning…
  • Online Learning Advantages: Why Online Learning Offers Plenty of Incentives

    David Miller
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:18 am
    Online Learning Advantages Online learning, also called eLearning, offers a lot of advantages to those who are looking for degrees or additional training solutions. For a company looking to train its employees on new protocols or systems, eLearning is a way to get everyone together in a virtual learning environment, even if the employees are scattered across the country and live in different time zones. It also allows them to cover the same material at a time that’s convenient, making it a very flexible option. Some companies are even able to save money since it means they don’t have to…
  • ICCE 2014

    eLearning Industry Events Team
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    ICCE 2014 will be a seven theme-based sub-conferences in the five-day conference and will foster the building of research communities in the field of Computers in Education. Researchers, graduate students, policy makers and practitioners are welcomed to participate in the Conference to exchange research findings in the frontier areas of Computer in Education. Innovative and advanced technologies including ICT, media, and tools currently create new possibilities of education and learning. In exploring the impact and potential of these technologies, it is indispensable not only to develop…
  • IFWE 2014

    eLearning Industry Events Team
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    IFWE 2014 presented by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). Recognizing the role of women leaders in the field, USDLA is proud to present the IFWE 2014 Conference. The 2014 International Forum for Women in E-Learning (IFWE 2014) is an event for women in e-learning and related professions. This year's high-profile leadership forum promises to deliver an action-packed agenda that will reach out to the needs of women across multiple e-learning disciplines. The event targets women in the field who are currently in leadership roles, as well as those women who are on the rise in…
  • Instructional Design Models and Theories: The Sociocultural Learning Theory

    Christopher Pappas
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The Quintessential of the Sociocultural Learning Theory The Sociocultural Learning Theory is based upon the idea that a learner's environment plays a pivotal role in his/her learning development. According to Vygotsky the learning process actually involves three key themes: culture, language, and the “zone of proximal development”. The 3 Key Themes of The Sociocultural Learning Theory Culture Vygotsky suggested that cultures are actually formed through the use of tools and symbols, and that this key distinction is what differentiates the human race from that of animals. Intelligence is…
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    Raptivity Blog

  • Walking down the Interactive Learning Path with Raptivity

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

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

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

    Govind Magdalene
    22 May 2014 | 10:11 am
    Post the release of Raptivity Linker, I have been talking to quite a few instructional designers to get their thoughts and comments on this new product. Recently, I was speaking to a friend of mine about Raptivity Linker. She was […]
  • Excerpts from Experts

    Isha
    2 May 2014 | 1:52 am
    Over the last one year, team Raptivity delivered a plethora of exciting webinars featuring seasoned learning consultants who discussed the latest eLearning trends and technologies. I thought I would take a look back at all and choose some key takeaways […]
 
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    InformED

  • 15 Things We Do As Educators Today That Will Embarrass Us in 20 Years

    Saga Briggs
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:40 pm
    In an era of such rapid change, it’s no easy task to predict the future. The practices and principles we hold dearest to our hearts now may very well be the ones we’re trashing in 25 years. In the same breath, the trends we find least appealing may end up boasting mainstream success. Let’s take a look at 15 beliefs and practices that illustrate our point. 1. Not taking open badges seriously. Open badges may seem clunky now, and far from a suitable substitute for letter grades and degrees, but before we know it we’ll be wishing we’d jumped on board at the start.
  • 21 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

    Saga Briggs
    8 Nov 2014 | 2:03 pm
    In the past year, education researchers have done much to turn commonly held beliefs about learning on their head. In her controversial new book, Seven Myths About Education, published by Routledge earlier this year, Daisy Christodoulou draws on her recent experience of teaching in challenging schools to show us just how much educational practice contradicts basic scientific principles. In 50 Myths & Lies That Threaten America’s Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education, a new book by David Berliner and Gene Glass, two of the country’s most highly respected educational researchers,…
  • Socratic Questioning: 30 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Your Students

    Saga Briggs
    7 Nov 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Over a decade ago, cognitive scientists John D. Bransford and Daniel J. Schwartz asked fifth graders and college students to create a recovery plan to protect bald eagles from extinction. Surprisingly, the two groups came up with plans of similar quality (although the college students had better spelling skills). But the researchers decided to delve deeper. They asked both groups to generate questions about important issues needed to create recovery plans. On this task, they found big differences. College students focused on critical issues of interdependence between eagles and their habitats…
  • How Empathy Affects Learning, And How To Cultivate It In Your Students

    Saga Briggs
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    “The education system forces people to unlearn the empathy they were born with. It’s a system based on always seeming strong, contributing to the economy, and being number one. Being number one is the rule of game, and how we relate to others is fundamentally dismissed.” –Bernard Amadei, Ashoka Fellow and founder of Engineers Without Borders USA More than two decades ago, scientists made a discovery that fundamentally altered the way we think about empathy. While observing monkeys, they noticed that certain brain cells responded both when a monkey performed an action…
  • 25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning

    Saga Briggs
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    “I don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures… I divide the world into learners and nonlearners.” –Benjamin Barber, sociologist Is your capacity for learning is fixed or fluid? Can you improve your intelligence and talents through hard work and practice, or are you stuck with the brains you’ve got? Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck says most of us have either a “fixed” or “growth” mindset when it comes to learning. Most of us can get through sixteen years of schooling regardless of which…
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    USMLE / Internal Medicine ABIM Board Exam Review Blog

  • The Knowmedge 2014 Thanksgiving Sale

    Admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:51 pm
    The Knowmedge Internal Medicine Question Bank sale is now up!   We are so thankful for so much this year! 2014 was a year where we made significant updates to the Knowmedge learning platform. We started the year with just the Internal Medicine QBank on the platform. In July, we integrated mnemonics into the IM QBank and also launched the medical mnemonics platform with over 1,500 mnemonics. We have been enhancing the questions on the IM QBank to make them even more challenging for the boards. We also launched the Knowmedge refer-a-friend program. And the biggest is yet to come… we’ll…
  • 5 General Internal Medicine concepts to Master for ABIM & USMLE

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

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

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

  • Inspiring E-Learning Quotes from the Great Masters

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

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

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

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

  • How Online Training Can Keep Your Office Safe

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

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

  • Happy Thanksgiving from OpenSesame!

    Sarah Nanbu
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    Once just a holiday to reflect on the things we are thankful for, Thanksgiving has increasingly become a time to acquire more to be thankful for with the rise of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping deals. It has also become an opportunity for brands to share their company culture with their customers. This year, several notable retailers have declared that they will not be open on Thanksgiving so their employees can enjoy the holiday with their families. When it comes to Thanksgiving at OpenSesame, we’re trying to preserve the spirit of the holiday. Last year, OpenSesame created a video…
  • Basics and Benefits of Blended Learning

    Noah Piwonka
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:01 am
    The debate between in-person and online training has been prominent since elearning was first introduced. Research shows benefits of both, and defenders of both sides vehemently argue their points. However, there is a way to maintain the advantages of both without sacrificing any learning. Known as “blended learning,” it combines elearning and traditional classroom-esque interactions. eLearning has been shown to increase student enthusiasm, cost effectiveness, and in many cases, retention and student ability at the end of the course. However, there are also numerous benefits to keeping…
  • Sleeping on the Job: How a Lack of Z's Can Affect Your Productivity

    Katherine Barrer
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    You probably have heard that eight hours is the optimal amount of sleep in order to be well-rested, productive, and alert the next day. A recent Gallup poll found 45% of employed adults believe they don’t get enough sleep, many only averaging 6.8 hours a night. Sleep deprivation can affect your motivation, focus, and overall work ethic. A lack of sleep affects your productivity, can disrupt your relationships with coworkers, affects your ability to finish projects or simple tasks, and can cause problems in the workplace. Bragging Rights Do you have that one coworker who consistently has…
  • Curious About AB2053 and Workplace Bullying? Join Us For a Free Webinar!

    Kate Cornelius
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    We’re excited to announce our upcoming webinar “Preventing Abusive Conduct and Bullying in the Workplace: A Policy and Training Roadmap” in collaboration with MYCA Learning! While California training managers are very familiar with AB1825 and the sexual harassment requirements included, not everyone is familiar with the parameters of the new AB2053 law. Don’t miss this webinar where you’ll get all the need-to-know info right from the subject matter experts, Stephen Anderson and Anne Noel. AB2053 expands on AB1825 to also include “prevention of abusive conduct,” addressing the…
  • The 6 Dos and Don'ts of Reddit Marketing

    Noah Piwonka
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    It’s 2014. Every company worth its salt has a LinkedIn, Facebook page, Twitter account, and maybe a Pinterest or Instagram if they’re especially trendy. However, there are still social networks with hundreds of millions of users that are fairly untapped by web marketers. Reddit, an online bulletin board-esque website, is one of these networks. As the 54th most popular website in the world with billions of page views, Reddit, if used correctly, can bring significant awareness, traffic, and even revenue to your website. Moreover, you can interact with customers, perform market research, and…
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    Online Education Integrated Learning Platform E Learning Resources

  • Cbeebies Fun and Games Free Online Learning Games For Kids

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

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

    1 Nov 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Certificate in K-12 online Teaching:Teaching is very important as a result of this world’s future might think about what our youngsters learn. There are many differing kinds of teachers, however the most common ones include elementary, middle, and secondary or high school, and special education. Elementary school teachers tend to teach a range of subjects, whereas middle and high school teachers would possibly become specialists during a specific subject like English or science.The field of teaching is projected to possess average growth within the next few years. Get the teacher education…
  • D2L CSSD - Calgary Schools Providing Learning and Education in Catholic Faith

    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

    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,…
 
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    Origin Learning - A Learning Solutions Blog

  • Device-Agnostic Content – The Instructional Design Challenge

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

    Origin Learning
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:24 am
    What is device-agnostic content? To put it simply, content that is device independent is device agnostic. Initially when devices (PCs, laptops and even mobiles were more or less similar in their form factor (read: specifications), the approach to designing was by putting the content layout at the center- i.e. how the content would look on the screen decided what content would go on each screen, the sequence of pages and other such website details. However, with the rapid commercialization of a stupendous variety of both economical and high-end devices like smartphones and tablets, it is…
  • How Mobile Apps Can Act as Social Learning Tools

    Origin Learning
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:23 am
    Social learning and mobile learning have a lot in common. After all, what do we use mobiles mostly for? Communication, right? Instant messaging, e-mails, texts, social media interactions- all of these have become an inseparable part of our lives ever since the smartphone revolution has taken place. A lot of social learning is already happening on the mobile platform. You forward informative or entertaining messages, access social media to know what’s happening around, read and share content and what not. Image credit – Freepik Any general activity if channelized in the right manner…
  • How Virtual Reality is Changing the Way We Travel

    Origin Learning
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    Google Maps has already changed the way we navigate. Besides giving accurate directions to your destination, complete with traffic and different modes of transport, the Street View has brought virtually every street, landmark, shop and corner of the world on the display screen of your computer, tablet and phone. But that’s not enough. Image credit – http://cnn.it/1zPmt6o The next generation of virtual reality is here. Future cockpits that have highly advanced features like voice activation and synthetic vision is all set to change the face of travel as we know it. A ‘Concept Flight…
  • What We Can Learn From Massively Multiplayer Online Games

    Origin Learning
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:22 am
    As the name suggests, Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG) are games that are capable to support a massive number of players simultaneously. Obviously, this happens over the internet as players login and enter a shared ‘universe’ that forms the gaming environment. What differentiates MMOGs from the rest of the games is their ability to support a huge number of players, often from different parts of the world onto a common single platform. An interesting thing about MMOGs is their social nature. Popular games like The Lord of the Rings Online, The Secret World, Star Trek Online and…
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    TalentLMS Blog - eLearning | Instructional Design | LMS

  • 13 Best eLearning Quotes

    John Laskaris
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    Quotes are inspirational messages that catalyze change in behavior. They are both effective and affective in nature. Talent LMS brings the top eLearning quotes that should inspire you to launch your next eLearning project!  1. Make it part of themselves“Students do not learn much just sitting in classes listening to teachers, memorizing prepackaged assignments, and spitting out answers. They must talk about what they are learning, write reflectively about it, relate it to past experiences, and apply it to their daily lives. They must make what they learn part of themselves.”…
  • eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 (Part 1)

    John Laskaris
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:48 am
    Last week we posted an infographic about eLearning trends to follow in 2015 (click HERE to see the infographic).When doing our research for infographic, we found so many information we couldn’t decide what to include – as you can see, the infographic is already quite long so we had to cut some parts out.But we thought that all the data we found is worth sharing and this is why we decided to publish a more extended version in a form of two articles with the top eLearning trends to follow in 2015!1. Big DataNumbers in eLearning are becoming so large that processing data sets with…
  • 10 Must-Read Articles About Big Data

    John Laskaris
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Ever heard that once something gets on the internet it stays there forever? And that’s true. Everything we do, leaves tremendous amount of data and the same goes for learning. Can we use this data somehow to improve learning experience? Yes we can, in so many ways! This week we gathered top 10 articles about big data to show you the potential of assesing and analyzing various data for eLearning industry.1. Big Data in eLearning: The Future of eLearning IndustryFirst of all we have to understand what exactly is Big Data in terms of the eLearning industry and here is an easy to…
  • 5 Ways to Use Certification Feature in Your LMS

    John Laskaris
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    As adults we hardly waste our time socializing with “friends” who add little meaning or value in our life. We barely visit relatives who are critical or harbor negative feelings towards us. We also stray away from places that remind us of any unpleasant memories!As adults, we are used to engage in activities that are productive and meaningful. We look for value, we look for advancement and progression.It could be in our professional or personal realm, but the activity has to add meaning to our time and efforts. Adult learning theories further prove this argument. Adult learners stray away…
  • eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 [Infographic]

    John Laskaris
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    This week our team has prepared for you a fantastic infographic about what to follow in the coming year. Feel free to share and embed!eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015.  Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below):Courtesy of: TalentLMSThe post eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 [Infographic] appeared first on TalentLMS Blog - eLearning | Instructional Design | LMS.
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    Learning In The Cloud

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

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

    Expertus - Innovation in Enterprise Learning
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    By Joy Church Millard, Sr. Editor, Expertus Editor’s Note: Welcome to the second interview in our “Learning Luminaries” series — where we showcase conversations with the brightest and most innovative minds in the world of enterprise training and development! This month, we feature Tom Clancy, VP of Education Services at EMC Corporation. Tom is an award-winning pioneer in customer and partner training, whose transformational learning strategies have generated a net increase of more than $80 million a year to EMC’s bottom line. Q1: Tom, what is EMC’s business focus?
  • Learning Strategy: It’s Complicated. Or Not So Much.

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

  • Dealing with Cheating: A Moodle Plagiarism Plugin

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

    Sean Hougan
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Mobile learning—if your organization hasn’t begun to think about it, research indicates that it’s time to start. Statistics from the PewResearch Internet Project tell us that as of January 2014, 90% of American adults own one or more cell phone, 58% of American adults own a smartphone and 42% of American adults own a tablet […]The post Mobile Learning: How Advanced is your Organization? appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • The Rising Cost of Care: Decreasing Costs with Education and Technology

    Sean Hougan
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Healthcare Thought Leader Series—Dr. Neel Shah on Decreasing the Cost of Care through Education & Technology   The conversation around rapidly rising healthcare costs started in the 80′s when healthcare costs grew significantly faster than the economy through the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s. Even though the increase in healthcare spending began to slow in the […]The post The Rising Cost of Care: Decreasing Costs with Education and Technology appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • Why Top Organizations are Choosing Open Source LMS?

    Sean Hougan
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Depending on which side of the fence you fall on, you are either in favor of open source learning management systems (LMS) or not. Being in the open source business for over 12 years now we have come to understand that it is a pretty polarized debate. There are some though, that wisely sit in […]The post Why Top Organizations are Choosing Open Source LMS? appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • Gamification in eLearning: What is it and Why do I want it?

    Sean Hougan
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
    On December 4th at 1pm ET will are excited to host a webinar that we know you’ve all been wanting—Gamify your eLearning! 6 Ways to Incorporate Gamification in eLearning. Without giving too much away we thought that we’d publish a few blogs to get you excited about gamification (if you’re not already). Today we will […]The post Gamification in eLearning: What is it and Why do I want it? appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
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    Wranx

  • Competency Based Education

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

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

    Jon from Wranx
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    If a business finds itself struggling, there are numerous steps and measures it can take. From reducing the cost of certain products and providing purchase incentives to prioritising customer services and improving after sales care, these tactics and techniques have been proven to be fairly successful. Unfortunately, these are short-term fixes to long-term problems. An organisation that truly wants to improve bottom line performance must take a long hard look at internal operations, daily procedures and perhaps above all else, the company culture. If every employee is singing from the same…
  • Getting Started with Gamification

    Jon from Wranx
    4 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Nowadays, we are presented with an abundance of different teaching and learning techniques that aim to improve knowledge acquisition and retention levels. While some of these are passing fads, others have been scientifically proven to work, such as gamification. This method of training has caused quite a stir in recent years, as it not only delivers results, but can also be highly entertaining and enjoyable for the individual learning. When you compare gamification to traditional training techniques such as classroom teaching or office-based learning, it seems like a no brainer. However,…
  • 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…
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    QuickWayTo

  • How To Use A Seperate Mobile Site And Cache On WordPress

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:49 am
    It’s not news, when you have a caching plugin like W3 Total Cache and you are trying to use a mobile site separate from your desktop theme it can be impossible for most. You get problems like the desktop theme displaying on mobile or the mobile theme displaying on desktop and this will seriously affect... Read More Source: How To Use A Seperate Mobile Site And Cache On WordPress
  • A List Of Rejected User Agents For Your Caching Plugin (WordPress)

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:47 am
    Just in case you are trying to stop mobile devices from loading cached versions of your desktop site. This is the most complete and most comprehensive list of Rejected User Agents you are going to find anywhere, you can read our tutorial on how to use this list here: 240×320 2\.0\ mmp \bppc\b acer\ s100... Read More Source: A List Of Rejected User Agents For Your Caching Plugin (WordPress)
  • How To Choose Sanitary Pads

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Sanitary pads are used by females during their menstrual cycle to ensure proper hygiene. The use of these products  is dated back to the 10th century when women used rags to absorb blood during their period. Unlike tampons and menstrual caps, sanitary pads are worn externally on underpants instead of inserting them into the genitalia.... Read More Source: How To Choose Sanitary Pads
  • How To Make Embedded Videos In WordPress Display Properly On Mobile Devices

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    The title seems a bit long doesn’t it, but I do believe this is a tutorial many people need. Especially with the recent growth in the number of bloggers and blog owners you definitely want to read this. You ever posted a YouTube video or maybe a Vimeo video on your website and it looks... Read More Source: How To Make Embedded Videos In WordPress Display Properly On Mobile Devices
  • How To Make Moin Moin

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    Moin moin is one of the many western Nigerian dishes prepared mainly with beans. It is tasty, nutritious and has a lovely aroma. Moin moin is mostly served at parties along with jollof rice or at home with pap or custard. This meal is high in protein and low in fat, therefore, it is suitable... Read More Source: How To Make Moin Moin
 
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    Defined STEM

  • Energy, Society, and the Environment

    Patrick Irvine
    15 Nov 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Much debate continually occurs related to the best ways to meet the energy needs of cities, countries, and the world. In early November the United States and China agreed to a deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years.
  • Defined STEM adds Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) Support

    Rob Eifler
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:54 am
    As an LTI tool provider, Defined STEM can be integrated with LMS LTI consumers. Many LMSs (for example Moodle, Canvas, Desire2Learn, OpenED, Blackboard, and Sakai) are LTI compliant. LTI (Learning...
  • Graphs and Data

    Patrick Irvine
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Graphical representation of data is a concept developed throughout the K-12 mathematics curriculum that has broad applications in the real world. Data graphs are used to communicate information in almost every sector of the workforce and it’s important that students understand not only how to create these visuals but also interpret the data within them.
  • 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.
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  • Web vs Apps: The Battle Rages On

    Nikos Andriotis
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:01 am
    In 2005 things seemed clear. The Web was the undisputed king, and with the advent of AJAX and modern CSS, future software was going to be written for the browser. A year earlier, Joel Spolsky, who had helped create Visual Basic and was a project manager for Excel, had written an article saying that Microsoft had lost the API war, and that the Web makes the operating system irrelevant. Then, of course, the iPhone happened. In the beginning it wasn’t much of a threat to the web. On the contrary; it lacked support for a native apps API, and developers were advised to create web apps for…
  • Insight Into Your Classes: Reporting in eFrontPro

    Nikos Andriotis
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:57 am
    Evaluating the success of your students and courses is something between a science and an art. The art part is the kind of inexact heuristic that comes from experience, and you’ll get it after you deal with your first batches of learners. The science part is, of course, all about measuring. And for that eFrontPro has you covered. There’s a fancy term for measuring things in enterprise software that we have also adopted; it’s “reporting”. The name probably comes from the days when enterprises printed their weekly, monthly and annual earnings reports with those new…
  • Is e-Learning Your Best Choice?

    Nikos Andriotis
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    This blog is not just for people working in e-learning or running an e-learning solution at their enterprise. It’s also for those who haven’t yet made the jump and are wondering if this e-learning thing is really for them. It’s a perfectly valid question, and it’s also exactly what we’re going to examine in today’s post. So, if you’re one of those people, read on. Spoiler alert: the answer is most likely yes. But, of course, the answer alone is not enough. To address all of your concerns and to convince you of the applicability of e-learning to your…
  • Organizing Your Courses in eFrontPro

    Nikos Andriotis
    16 Nov 2014 | 3:25 am
    With eFrontPro, the new, revamped, version of our popular eFront LMS platform we made a (sure) bet into the feature of e-learning, incorporating the latest web technologies, adding several long requested features and streamlining our codebase to serve as the foundation of our future work. While doing that we strived to keep everything that made eFront so popular and intuitive. In this post we’ll have a look in the features eFrontPro offers for organizing your courses. Some of them will be familiar from eFront, others are new, and some have minor or major changes in their implementation.
  • The Zen principle applied in Software

    Nikos Andriotis
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:34 am
    Zen? As in that old Japanese (right?) religion (right?) thing? What does that have to do with software and e-learning, I hear you say as soon as you read the title of this post. Well, it might take a little enlightenment (pun intended) to see Zen’s relevance to the topics we are usually discussing in this blog, but there is indeed a connection. Zen, in final analysis, is an ancient tradition, and as such it was proven so useful to different people and in different times, that it managed to stay relevant and survive to this day. Maybe it can be of use to us too? Let’s see……
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