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  • Here’s How Many Organizations Ruin Their Online Training Courses

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    tom
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    One of the activities we do at my workshops is prototype an interactive elearning module. I provide some generic content and their task is to do two things: Determine how to get the learner to interact with the screen Craft a relevant and engaging learning interaction They spend about twenty minutes discussing ideas and then they share their ideas. It never ceases to amaze me how creative they are and what they’re able to produce within the limited time. I find that there’s no shortage of good ideas and creative people. However, that doesn’t always translate to the production of good…
  • The Pulse: eLearning Conference Highlights

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    fsaba
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:43 am
    This month’s edition of The Pulse podcast offers highlights from the annual Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey Distance Learning Association Conference & Expo. Inside Higher Education
  • Learn a New Skill: 4 Tips to Increase Your Happiness at Work

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    Max Dubowy
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Two million Americans quit their job every month because they have antagonistic bosses, not enough recognition, or unfavorable corporate politics. With foreboding deadlines and high-pressure presentations, it’s easy to focus on your frustrations while your stress levels skyrocket. When you become frustrated at work, you probably pull your hair out of your head when you hit rock bottom in the board room. Workplace happiness is rarely measured through qualitative and quantitative measures, and little did you know that there are many ways to assess and increase your happiness in your job. You…
  • 9 Ed Tech Trends To Watch in 2015

    Online Learning Update
    Ray Schroeder
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:08 pm
    By Rhea Kelly, Campus Technology The New Year is a time for both reflection and resolution. We’ve channeled a little bit of both with our annual look at the hottest tech trends in higher education: In the following virtual roundtable discussion, five IT leaders from around the country share their thoughts on everything from analytics and personalized learning to badges and gamification. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/01/22/9-ed-tech-trends-to-watch-in-2015.aspx Share on Facebook
  • Seven Tips for Breaking into the World of Instructional Design

    SHIFT's eLearning Blog
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    What does an instructional designer do when he or she is at work? He hobnobs with clients who may be life coaches, entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, owners of production units, real estate magnates, or banking professionals. He gets to read on and learn about a mindboggling array of subjects—self-development tactics, new software systems, fire safety, managing diseases and medical emergencies, flying an airplane, food packaging, and everything else under the sun.  He shares office with creative graphic designers and illustrators who make scenes and people come alive with their…
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  • The Pulse: eLearning Conference Highlights

    fsaba
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:43 am
    This month’s edition of The Pulse podcast offers highlights from the annual Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey Distance Learning Association Conference & Expo. Inside Higher Education
  • The Internet of Everything Goes to School

    fsaba
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Responding to student and faculty interest, more schools are introducing or boosting STEM programs that involve Internet of Everything skills and research. Cisco
  • Examining the Effects of Metacognitive Scaffolding on Students’ Design Problem Solving and Metacognitive Skills in an Online Environment

    fsaba
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Complex, ill-structured problem solving is not a linear, straightforward process. Rather it is an iterative and cyclical process and involves ongoing monitoring and evaluation. Therefore, metacognition is critical for successful problem solving. Although there is no question about the importance of scaffolding in complex, ill-structured problem solving, relatively little attention has been given to metacognitive scaffolding. Using mixed-methods research, this study investigated the effects of metacognitive scaffolding on students’ complex problem solving processes and outcomes in the…
  • The Role of the Business Major in Student Perceptions of Learning and Satisfaction with Course Format

    fsaba
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:08 pm
    This study examines the association between course format (face-to-face, blended, and online) and students’ perceived outcomes (perceived learning and satisfaction) for accounting, finance, management, and marketing majors. This analysis revealed that for management majors, the online format was positively associated with perceived learning, while face-to-face classes were positively associated with learning satisfaction. In contrast, marketing majors indicated that the face-to-face format was negatively associated with perceived learning. Accounting and finance majors indicated that the…
  • Sticking With Credit Hour

    fsaba
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:14 am
    The credit hour is an inadequate unit for measuring student learning. Yet no better replacement for higher education’s gold standard has emerged, and getting rid of it right now would be risky. Inside Higher Education
 
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    The Rapid eLearning Blog

  • Here’s How Many Organizations Ruin Their Online Training Courses

    tom
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    One of the activities we do at my workshops is prototype an interactive elearning module. I provide some generic content and their task is to do two things: Determine how to get the learner to interact with the screen Craft a relevant and engaging learning interaction They spend about twenty minutes discussing ideas and then they share their ideas. It never ceases to amaze me how creative they are and what they’re able to produce within the limited time. I find that there’s no shortage of good ideas and creative people. However, that doesn’t always translate to the production of good…
  • 6 Free Audio Editors for Your E-Learning Courses

    tom
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:43 pm
    Even though many elearning applications have their own audio tools, I usually don’t use them. I may for quick projects, but generally, I like to keep my audio production separate from my elearning course production. It provides more control over the audio files and dedicated audio editing software tends to have more features. Here’s a list of some free audio editors that are more than sufficient for what you may need for most of your elearning course production. And the price is right. Of course, working with audio isn’t necessarily as easy as plugging in a microphone and recording…
  • What’s the Best Job Title for Those Who Build E-Learning Courses?

    tom
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Last year I facilitated a number of elearning workshops with about 1800 participants who are either considering elearning as a career or are active in the elearning industry. Here’s a common question that I’m asked: What job title best describes the person who builds elearning courses? Most Common E-Learning Job Titles The people I meet have all sorts of titles. Some are clear and some are a bit ambiguous. Looking over the job listings in the elearning community, here are the most common titles: Instructional Designer E-Learning Developer or Designer Learning Strategist Learning &…
  • Here’s a Free E-Learning Template to Get the New Year Started

    tom
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:31 pm
    It can be a challenge meeting New Year’s resolutions when you’re pressed for time. To help you gain some time, I’ve included this free elearning template. Included are templates for Storyline and PowerPoint. See the Free Template in Action Here’s a link to a published version of the template. I added placeholder content to flesh out some of the screens so that you can see some of the different layouts. Click here to view the free template. A few notes on using the template: Layouts: The template comes with a few simple layouts which I used in the demo above. Feel free to create…
  • Rapid E-Learning’s Best of 2014

    tom
    29 Dec 2014 | 11:30 pm
    It’s hard to believe we’re at the end of another year. For me it was a great year. I hope it was for you, as well. I got to meet so many blog readers from all over the world, Articulate successfully released Storyline 2, and we made significant improvements to the elearning heroes community with a focus on even more free tips, tutorials, and giveaways. As with most end of year articles, here’s a roundup of popular posts and many of the free downloads from 2014. Best of the Rapid E-Learning Blog Microsoft is Dumping Clip Art. What Are You Going to Do? This article generated the most…
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  • Me and AT&T

    Jay Cross
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:59 pm
    I’ve done this dance with the phone company too many times. We have history. My internet access, part of the AT&T Uverse bundle is spotty. A few weeks back, AT&T upgraded my service to Power (45Mbps) Internet. A technician installed a new modem/router to handle the increased bandwidth. My net connection is unacceptable Skype and Google+ and FaceTime start but soon crash; even audio-only fails to work. Sometimes I can’t even open my own sites, jaycross.com and internettime.com. Every now and then, gmail refuses to open or other sites come up with weird notices of time…
  • Ebbinghaus was a pessimist

    Jay Cross
    18 Jan 2015 | 1:51 pm
    More than a hundred years ago, Hermann Ebbinghaus formulated the forgetting curve, which describes the relationship between memory and time. During a lecture, if your absorption rate is at 100 percent on day one, there is a 50-80 percent loss of learning from the second day onward, which is reduced to a retention rate of just 2-3 percent at the end of thirty days. The forgetting curve is so unforgiving that if it applied to all learning, you’d question the value of investing time in learning at all. But Ebbinghaus’s findings don’t really apply to most learning situations.
  • Walking in nature once more

    Jay Cross
    11 Jan 2015 | 5:55 pm
    After brunch, I read part of Thoreau: Walk and Be More Present in Brain Pickings. This inspired me to get off my duff and take my first walk in nature this year. The heading of my chosen trail is a five-minute drive from my house. This is Wildcat Canyon. My path is relatively flat; it runs along the western rim. Wildcat Canyon is a protected regional park although cattle graze the slopes. I have a Boy Scout medal for walking along the bottom twenty years ago. It’s inspiring western scenery big enough to get lost in and it backs up to residences built right on the property line. Back…
  • Future of Conferences: Why People Attend

    Jay Cross
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:19 pm
    I’m investigating the future of f2f conferences. Will conferences be disrupted à la newspaper business? Will successful events become communities instead of one-shot deals? What’s the future for L&D conferences, say five years out? How can we make conferences more effective? First of all, Why do people attend conferences? Participants attend conferences to network and to learn. Specifically, they attend to: Meet face-to-face with peers Gather information about products, techniques, trends Develop in their careers, see and be seen Get the latest news, find out what’s hot…
  • Trade fair – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Jay Cross
    2 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    Trade fair – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A trade fair ( trade show, trade exhibition or expo) is an exhibition organized so that companies in a specific industry can showcase and demonstrate their latest products, service, study activities of rivals and examine recent market trends and opportunities. Source: en.wikipedia.org I’m curious about what’s going to happen to L&D conferences in the next five years. Will their business model be disrupted? How will they change? How can they be more effective? I’m doing this study on my own, unsponsored, and…
 
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    admin
    17 Jan 2015 | 5:22 pm
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    Harold Jarche

  • L&D outside the box

    Harold Jarche
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:30 am
    This article appeared in Inside Learning Technologies & Skills Magazine, January 2015 Harold Jarche issues a challenge to L&D professionals in an environment where getting the work done is more important than learning anything new. In the mid 1990s I became involved with my most expensive learning project. I was then serving as a Training Development Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces, working in tactical aviation (helicopters that support the Army). We had just purchased 100 helicopters. A $25 m full-motion combat simulator had been thrown in with the $1 bn budget. I was able to…
  • every medium

    Harold Jarche
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:54 am
    Wirearchy is “a dynamic two-way flow of  power and authority, based on knowledge, trust, credibility and a focus on results, enabled by interconnected people and technology”. It is a medium for organizing how people work together. Wirearchy is a new way to work. Viewing wirearchy through the tetradic laws of media might give some clarity on what it can be, and what we need to beware of.  
  • friday’s beans and noses

    Harold Jarche
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:30 am
    Every fortnight I collate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Beans & Noses by @jmspool The idea is blindingly simple, actually. Every so often, you’ll run into someone with beans who has, for no good reason, decided to put them up their own nose. Way up there. In a place where beans should not go. Now, there is no logical explanation for this. There is no way to say, “Yes, I can see exactly why you’d want to do that.” They came to this decision all on their own. The way they got to this decision defies logic. Yet,…
  • play the long game

    Harold Jarche
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:38 am
    Platform capitalism is the ability of a common internet exchange medium to enable easy commercial transactions. Buyers of services get convenience, while sellers get a larger market. The spoils go to the owner of the platform, receiving a percentage of revenues. Most of these platforms are created when regulations and oligopolies make these transactions difficult by traditional means. Platform capitalism initially disrupts a sector that is poorly served. PayPal is an example of facilitating small financial transactions between parties in different countries because the banks were terrible at…
  • a simpler approach to content management

    Harold Jarche
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    I was recently asked what I thought about content management systems (CMS); how content should be developed; whether generational differences should be considered; and how to keep content relevant. The best example of a CMS is the Web. There is relevant and irrelevant content. The relevant content is often found through referrals. This may be in terms of ratings, curation by a trusted party, or from a known source. Referrals can be pushed, through something like a subscription service, or pulled from knowledge networks when there is an immediate need for information. People with more diverse…
 
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  • eLearning Can Help Solve Global Health Challenges

    Brent Schlenker
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Reuters recently posted a short review article titled, “E-Learning Matches Traditional Training for Doctors, Nurses: Review“. The World Health Organization commissioned a review of existing studies to assess the effectiveness of e-Learning for undergraduate health professional education. The main outcome of their study was that… “Millions more students worldwide could train as doctors and nurses using electronic learning, which is just as effective as traditional medical training…” This, of course, is a fantastic endorsement of eLearning…and better…
  • Mobile Statistics and What it means for Corporate Training

    Henson Gawliu Jr.
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:51 pm
    In terms of technology, hardly anything is moving faster than the increase in use of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. This technology offers a unique opportunity for expansion of Internet accessibility, and elimination of nearly all geographic constraints as they apply to corporate training. As smart phone and tablets continue to be more accessible and widely used, we have an opportunity to capitalize on this trend by expanding the rate at which we make eLearning accessible on these mobile devices. Mobile Device Market At the present time, there are approximately 600 million…
  • The 3 Top Research Supported Methods to Improve Training – Will Thalheimer Video Part 3

    Brent Schlenker
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Last week I shared parts 1 and 2 of my conversation with Dr. Will Thalheimer. In part 3 we learn the top 3 things you can do to improve your training solutions. All 3 are based on proven research. However, Will also reminds us… “none of these are panaceas. The key is to have more tools in your toolbox”. In the video you will actually discover that there are really TWO main things you can do to improve your training. The first is to stop teaching so much, and the second is to support remembering. I’ve often referred to the first as the classic subject matter expert…
  • Learning Styles – A Conversation with Will Thalheimer – Part 2

    Brent Schlenker
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    You’re staring at your computer screen and your heart sinks. Weeks have gone by with no input from your manager on your latest (most likely brilliant) eLearning project. What you’re staring at is an email asking for confirmation that you’ve taken into account the different learning styles of the employees required to take your training. “…and as a former school teacher I’ve learned that every person is different and each has a unique learning style. Can you explain to me how your eLearning course addresses each of these for our employees?” –…
  • Meet Will Thalheimer: Practical Application of Learning Research

    Brent Schlenker
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Remember playing the telephone game as a kid? Or perhaps you played it recently at a conference or leadership workshop? It’s the game where someone whispers a story to the person next to them and then that person attempts to tell the same story to the person next to them, and so on down the line (or around the circle). When the story gets to the last person he/she is asked to tell the story they were told.  Then the original story is read. The stories typically do not resemble each other, with important facts missing or distorted, and in most cases much laughter ensues. It’s…
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    Cathy Moore

  • How to be a learning mythbuster

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

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

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

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

    Cathy Moore
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Elearning has genies, superheroes, and wizards. Live training has the all-knowing instructor. I say all of them should stop being so darned helpful. Here’s why. Let’s say that you’ve dusted off your bike and have been riding it to work, but it’s no longer shifting smoothly and the chain keeps falling off. You tightened a nut that you thought might help, but the chain fell off again. Now what? Which of the following will make you a smarter biker? A. You download a troubleshooting guide from the internet. You spend two minutes going through its steps to check cable…
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  • 9 Ed Tech Trends To Watch in 2015

    Ray Schroeder
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:08 pm
    By Rhea Kelly, Campus Technology The New Year is a time for both reflection and resolution. We’ve channeled a little bit of both with our annual look at the hottest tech trends in higher education: In the following virtual roundtable discussion, five IT leaders from around the country share their thoughts on everything from analytics and personalized learning to badges and gamification. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/01/22/9-ed-tech-trends-to-watch-in-2015.aspx Share on Facebook
  • Study Habits: New App Helps Students Get Organized and Motivated

    Ray Schroeder
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:04 pm
    By Ann Elliott, Edudemic After testing the app for a month with two classes of students, I can endorse Study Habits as the best student productivity app for iOS. Compared to its competitors, Study Habits provides the richest array of features and augments its planning capabilities with proven study aids. The app enables students to manage their time, monitor their GPAs, and adopt effective study habits. Thanks to its educational-psychology-based learning and motivation strategies, Study Habits is unparalleled in the productivity app market. Read on to find out what Study Habits can do and why…
  • Why colleges must move beyond BYOD

    Ray Schroeder
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:03 pm
    By Andrew Barbour, Campus Technology To protect their networks and serve campus constituents effectively, IT departments need a mobile strategy that encompasses both the devices and the applications they run.  While many higher-ed IT shops are still struggling to handle the flood of mobile devices onto campus networks, some industry experts now advise schools to adopt a broader strategy that goes beyond BYOD to encompass the applications they run, too. “We are transitioning from BYOD to bring-your-own-application (BYOA)—it’s really about the application,” said Chris LaPoint, vice…
  • Study Reveals that Adding Frequent Tests to Online Learning Improves Retention

    Ray Schroeder
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:05 pm
    by Karl M. Kapp, ASTD/ATD Ever wonder how to improve attention within an online lecture and how to improve an online learner’s ability to learn? One method might be to quiz them frequently. Researchers have found that by interspersing online lectures with short tests, student mind-wandering decreased by half, note-taking tripled, and overall retention of the material improved. As the researchers pointed out, without the quizzing conditions, student’s minds wandered while participating in an online course. “In our experiments, when we asked students if they were mind-wandering, they…
  • Amazon launches e-textbook publisher for educators

    Ray Schroeder
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:04 pm
    by eSchool News Amazon is rolling out a new e-textbook publishing service specifically for educators. Called Kindle Direct Publishing EDU, the self-publishing platform lets teachers create texts by marking up existing PDFs, which can be turned into textbooks that can be uploaded to the platform and shared with students on a range of computers and mobile devices, such as iPads and Android tablets. “Kindle Textbook Creator makes it easy for anyone to take any PDF and create a richly featured and widely available eTextbook,” said Chuck Kronbach, Director, Kindle Direct Publishing. “We look…
 
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    E-Learning Journeys

  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:31 am
    New Pedagogies for Deep Learning tags: pedagogy education The Global STEM Education Center tags: globaleducator education Creativity, Culture and Education | Unlocking the creativity of children and young people | Creativity, Culture and Education tags: creativity education global Exploring the Learning Experience Through Cognitive Science - [Debate WISE 2014] - YouTube tags: education cognitivescience WISE2014 Google for Education: Bringing Learning Online tags: education techintegration planning google What is "Digital Is"? | Digital Is "The NWP Digital Is website is an emerging and open…
  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    18 Jan 2015 | 2:31 am
    Facing Chronos | My Mind's Museum Blog post by Sydney educator, Matt Esterman about the challenges of global learning tags: globaleducator education globalcollaboration #EdFest15 "EdFest is a free national virtual conference which will be filmed and the live stream broadcast right here in the Scootle Lounge from 9:00am-4:00pm AEDT on January 27th. The event will feature 11 half hour presentations across a day of professional learning, conversation and provocation from educators and leaders from across the country on Australian Curriculum implementation and contemporary models for learning to…
  • ISTE Global Collaboration PLN - Come and Join and Contribute

    Julie Lindsay
    11 Jan 2015 | 4:37 pm
    The ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Global Collaboration PLN is up and running! If you are an ISTE member - please come and join us!You are not an ISTE member? - Well, take a look at what this global organisation has to offer educators. NEWS: The Global Collaboration PLN have taken an existing resource started by vibrant global educators in the past, updated it and are now sharing it for further additions.If you are a global educator running projects or Tweetchats or online webinars and conferences that are reaching a global audience PLEASE consider contributing…
  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    11 Jan 2015 | 2:31 am
    Environmental Global Project #flatconnections On her 21st Century Ideas for Learning blog Toni shares the outcomes of the Flat Connections 'A Week in the Life' project last semester.tags: awl14-2 education The Possibility Post | Online Friendships Ann talks about her online experiences via the Flat Connections Global Educator online coursetags: fcge14-2 education flatconnections Artsy - Discover, Research, and Collect the World's Best Art Online tags: art education online Horizon Report - Library edition 2014 The 2014 Library Horizon report examines key trends, significant challenges and…
  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

    Julie Lindsay
    4 Jan 2015 | 2:32 am
    Year 2060: Education Predictions - YouTube Have you seen this yet? Created 3 years ago by Sal Khan. tags: future education globaleducator Learning with 'e's: Maker pedagogy Steve Wheeler shares ideas to do with Maker space pedagogy tags: makerspace education pedagogy 3 Reasons Why You Should Share and 3 Things You can Do to Start Sharing | Langwitches Blog Excellent blog post from Silvia Tolisano! tags: globaleducator PLN PLC education The Globally Connected Educator- Beyond Plugging In Towards Global Pe… tags: globaleducator connected_learning education Building a PLN tags: globaleducator…
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  • A Bicycle for the Mind

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

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

    Chris
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:34 pm
    There is an advertisement on TV at the moment for an Australian car insurance company that encourages drivers to download an app to their phone to find out who is “Australia’s Best Driver“.  Here’s the ad… Click here to view the embedded video. When you download and install the app it starts by asking you a few questions…  your name, gender, email address, home address, etc. Then it keeps track of your driving using GPS location, timestamps, speed tracking, etc for at least the next 300km. In fact, it even defaults to an autostart mode so that you…
  • Lessons in Creative Commons, Part 2

    Chris
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:28 am
    Here’s the follow-up from my last post about the copyright claim that YouTube made on a video I made using a Creative Commons soundtrack. You can read the previous post for the start of the story if you’re interested. Since then, I’ve had conversations with several people about the issue. One was Jeff Price, the CEO of Audiam. Audiam was listed by YouTube as the entity responsible for policing the claim. Audiam is a service that musicians can use to track the use of their music in YouTube, although I think they also monitor Spotify and a few other streaming services as…
  • Lessons in Creative Commons

    Chris
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:23 pm
    A few weeks ago Linda and I got home from a short holiday in Bali. We had a great time, and managed to collect a few snippets of video along the way using a GoPro camera. A few days after I got home I managed to stitch a few clips together into a little video summary of the holiday using my own footage and some Creative Commons music that I sourced from Jamendo, one of of my favourite sources for CC-licensed music. I used a happy little track called “8_Happiness AC2” by an artist called “Music for your Media“. The track was licensed under a CC BY-ND-NC licence…
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  • OfficeMix-Off to a Great Start in 2015

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

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

    Abby Seifert
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:42 pm
    #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…
  • Four Emerging Technologies that L&D Leaders Need to Consider

    Sharon Boller
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
    I attended the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show two weeks ago with an eye to seeing what technologies have potential application within the L&D industry. I came away with notes on five areas that I think will impact L&D in the future.  Some are “near-term” ones that I think merit 2015 focus; others extend out a few years. Keep in mind as you review this list that I am fully aware of how L&D is is notoriously slow to adopt new technologies. “Modern” browsers have been around since 2009, but many huge corporations still mandate compatibility of web and…
  • Teamwork, Elevate, and Five Minutes: This Week on #BLPLearn

    Abby Seifert
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:55 pm
    #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…
  • Pixact.ly and Web Design in 2015: This Week on #BLPLearn

    Abby Seifert
    8 Jan 2015 | 10:12 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…
  • L&D in 2015: Too Much Content, Too Little Time

    Steven Boller
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:12 am
    Have you seen the latest list of learning trends for 2015, yet? It might sound familiar to you. “Big data, gamification, mobile/micro/social learning.” These trends are supposed to be your focus for the year. You are supposed to be an innovative learning professional who integrates these throughout your learning strategy. Right? The real trend in learning and development, or in any business function where training is needed, is how the central challenges and pain points do not change much year after year. In many ways, organizations are still faced with the same central issues…
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    Clive on Learning

  • More than blended learning - we launch today

    15 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    We did it. We developed a whole new way of designing learning interventions, an approach that we really believe in. We started a new company to look after our new invention, a portfolio of products and services to support it, a new website to show it all off and a free online course for anyone who wants to learn how to use it.It’s called More Than Blended Learning (>BL) and, although we’ve been working on the underlying ideas for some ten years now, it launches officially today at Icetank in London’s Covent Garden.>BL is a refreshingly different but simple new approach to the…
  • The new age of exploration

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

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

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

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

  • Serendipity and Reflection on Games and Learning

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

    Brent Schlenker
    30 Dec 2014 | 9:21 am
    Nobody really talks about wikis any more. I think the closest most people get to a wiki these days is wikipedia. Bummer. They were my absolute favorite new tech back in the day. The genius of the wiki was it's edit-ability. Of course today, everything is sharable and editable by multiple people. Google docs is the best current example. Ho hum... I still dream of an old-fashioned wiki circa
  • BSchlenker Talks about eLearning - Episode 4 - Learning Rebel, Shannon Tipton

    Brent Schlenker
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:53 am
    This is episode 4 of The Brent Schlenker podcast. Shannon Tipton, Founder of LearningRebels.com, is my guest. Shannon is the 4th corporate training professional I've interviewed for this podcast.  We covered a lot of ground in our conversation and had a lot of fun. If you would like to be a guest, feel free to contact me @bschlenker on Twitter, or leave a comment here. Or if you'd rather just
  • BS Talks About eLearning - Episode3 - Microlearning with Tom Spiglanin

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

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

  • Boko Haram (Western Education is sinful) a look behind the slogan

    Donald Clark
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:44 am
    Last year I was due to go to lecture and deliver workshops at the University of Nigeria. I got my yellow fever injection, malaria tablets, went through the rude and depressing process of getting my visa at the Nigerian Embassy in London. In the end, the trip was pulled. The University had received bomb threats from Boko Haram. These people wanted to blow ME to pieces. But why? Why is ‘education’ the target?What’s with Boko Haram?Boko Haram means ‘Western Education is sinful’. What does that mean or at least signify? Why have they targeted education in particular? Why the gender war?
  • Why Finland is finished as role model in education

    Donald Clark
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:55 am
    Everyone in education, from politicians to teachers it seems, is a fully paid up member of the Finland Fan Club. Finland has been portrayed as an educational paradise, topping or near topping the PISA tables, with a strong economy that makes it the envy of Europe. Big problem – it’s not true.While educators fall for PISA envy, the truth may be somewhat different. While Finland had topped the PISA rankings in 2000, 2003, and 2006, and consistently ranked near the top in other years. In 2013 they were ranked 12th. There’s a clue in the recent maths league table on how to get success…
  • YouTube to deliver VR? Watch this 3D space

    Donald Clark
    17 Jan 2015 | 8:43 am
    YouTube is to support 360 degree video. A small step for the internet but a huge step for 3D and eventually VR. It has its competitors, such as VCEMO, Littlstar and Vyuu but YouTube, I suspect, could crush them with ease.Developers, distributors & devicesVR is a medium, not a gadget and needs an ecosystem of development, distribution and devices to create a rising tide. The devices are coming, with Oculus Rift leading the charge but lots of other cheaper and simpler options, including Gear VR. The games developers are building a critical mass of VR ready games for the oculus…
  • One thing that could transform education - apprenticeships

    Donald Clark
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:05 am
    How many Secretaries of State have been responsible for ‘vocational skills’ in the last three decades? Answer at foot of blog. The skills sector has been subjected to every half-baked whim and fancy for that period. It’s treated like an unwanted child, handed off into care then bounced around the system, itself dysfunctional, used and abused, until the next election comes along.Remember - the majority of young people in the UK do NOT go to University. Yet a hugely disproportionate amount of energy, money and reflection go into HE. The rest is a mess which has led to generations of young…
  • Homework – 7 teacher & 7 learner strategies

    Donald Clark
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:46 am
    Homework (horrible industrial word) has long been an educational lightening rod. Teachers are suspicious and don’t like the marking, parents get stressed and learners have to endure what are sometimes dull, repetitive, even meaningless tasks. Even worse, politicians encourage more of it to increase education standards until it literally reaches ‘peak homework’, reaching its own apogee when the ‘no homework’ arguments are rolled out like groundhog day. It comes and goes in cycles, Cooper (1998). The truth, as usual, lies somewhere in-between.Homework as ‘no mans land’When I was a…
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    E-Learning Acupuncture

  • How to deal with the overloaded SME

    13 Jan 2015 | 4:13 pm
    We are all busy. It’s the new normal. When I work on Course Development Teams that develop online learning, I often work with high calibre colleagues. I’ve noticed that high calibre colleagues are even MORE busy. They get stuff done, they work evenings and weekends. They are the “go-to” people when the organization or the department needs resources. When one of these people is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on a Course Development Team, sometimes it can be challenging. The time required for a SME to do their job well is almost universally underestimated. So now put an overloaded SME…
  • 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…
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    Cammy Bean's Learning Visions

  • Why No One Cares About Your Lousy eLearning

    22 Jan 2015 | 5:02 am
    It's 2015. By now, almost everyone reading this post has taken some form of self-paced online learning, aka "elearning," either by choice or under duress. Perhaps you got a speeding ticket and had the option of taking online learning to reduce the $300 ticket. Maybe you've accessed a software tool's online tutorials to get up to speed. Or maybe your company has compliance requirements that make you take a few hours of required eLearning every quarter. Whatever the case, you've probably experienced some lousy eLearning along the way. But the truth is that most eLearning out there…
  • Join Me! Learning Insights for the New Year [Jan 29 Webinar]

    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    We're a month into the new year. Let's take some time to reflect on 2014. How have learning technologies and learning methods changed over the past year? What challenges are organizations having, and how can we solve them? What changes do we need to implement over the next year in L&D? Join me and Chip Cleary on Thursday, January 29th, for a webinar to discuss and examine the findings from Kineo's latest Learning Insights Report. Take the plunge: find out more info and register.
  • David Kelly "Building a Learning Strategy from an Ecosystem of Resources" #ATDTK

    16 Jan 2015 | 8:54 am
    These are my live blogged notes from David Kelly's concurrent session here at ATD TechKnowledge, happening this week in Las Vegas. Forgive any typos or incoherencies.A shift in the ways we define learning strategies within our organizations.Why don't orgs have a learning strategy? Some orgs the l&d as a team is a new idea -- they're just hitting the low hanging fruit and there's no strategy in place.A shift happened a while ago -- we went from being training orgs to learning orgs.  Nothing really changed though.Most orgs - if they have a strategy -- have a training strategy. Not a…
  • Andy Whitaker "Matching Learning Paths w/Performance Using Tin Can" #ATDTK

    15 Jan 2015 | 3:01 pm
    These are my live blogged notes from Andy Whitaker's concurrent session here at ATD TechKnowledge, happening this week in Las Vegas. Forgive any typos or incoherencies.Andy Whitaker, Consultant, Rustici Software @tincandyHow can we implement Tin Can (xAPI -- "experience API") in our organizations to get real benefit?Matching learning to performance with Tin CanMost "learning activity" is tracked in orgs in an LMS using SCORM.But if you try to understand how learning is impacting the business, you might be spinning your wheels. It's a cobbling together of reports.Questions to ask of your org's…
  • Tan Le, Measuring Brain Activity: Second Day Keynote at #ATDTK

    15 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    These are my live blogged notes from the second day's keynote at ATD TechKnowledge, happening this week in Las Vegas. Forgive any typos or incoherencies.Tan Le, Emotiv Technology (building brain-based computer interfaces), bio-sensing devices that track how the brain responds.In the Bay Area (San Francisco), a huge rate of change allowing scientists and innovators to tackle new problems. Possibilities that arise at the intersection of cloud computing, big data, mobile devices.Man's merger with machines. This sounds scary. In the future, most of us will be waring some type of bio-sensing…
 
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    Learnlets

  • What I do, don’t do, and why

    Clark
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:51 am
    My background is in learning technology design, leveraging a deep background (read: Ph.D.) in cognition, and long experience with technology.  I have worked as a learning game designer/developer, researcher and academic, project leader on advanced applications, program manager, and more.  More recently, I’ve been working with many different types of organizations including not-for-profits, Fortune 500, small-medium enterprises, government, education, and more with workshops, project deliverables, strategic consulting, writing, and more. This crosses formal learning, mobile learning,…
  • 70:20:10 and the Learning Curve

    Clark
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    My colleague Charles Jennings recently posted on the value of autonomous learning (worth reading!), sparked by a diagram provided by another ITA colleague, Jane Hart (that I also thought was insightful). In Charles’ post he also included an IBM diagram that triggered some associations. So, in IBM’s diagram, they talked about: the access phase where learning is separate, the integration where learning is ‘enabled’ by work, and the on-demand phase where learning is ‘embedded’. They talked about ‘point solutions’ (read: courses) for access, then…
  • Wearables?

    Clark
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    In a discussion last week, I suggested that the things I was excited about included wearables. Sure enough, someone asked if I’d written anything about it, and I haven’t, much. So here are some initial thoughts. I admit I was not a Google Glass ‘Explorer’ (and now the program has ended).  While tempted to experiment, I tend not to spend money until I see how the device is really going to make me more productive.  For instance, when the iPad was first announced, I didn’t want one. Between the time it was announced and it was available, however, I figured out…
  • Getting strategic means getting scientific

    Clark
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:13 am
    I’ve been on a rant about learning design for a few posts, but I ended up talking about how creating a better process is part of getting strategic.  The point was that our learning design has to embody what’s know about how we learn, e.g. a learning engineering.  And it occurs to me that getting our processes structured to align with how we work is part of a bigger picture of how our strategies have to similarly be informed. So, as part of the L&D Revolution I argue we need to have, I’m suggesting organizations, and consequently L&D, need to be aligned with how we…
  • It’s the process, silly!

    Clark
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:32 am
    So yesterday, I went off on some of the subtleties in elearning that are being missed.  This is tied to last weeks posts about how we’re not treating elearning seriously enough.  And part of it is in the knowledge and skills of the designers, but it’s also in the process. Or, to put it another way, we should be using steps and tools that align with the type of learning we need. And I don’t mean ADDIE, though not inherently. So what do I mean?  For one, I’m a fan of Michael Allen’s Successive Approximation Model (SAM), which iterates several times (tho’…
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    Will at Work Learning

  • New Video on Learning Objectives

    Will Thalheimer
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:49 am
    It's been a labor of love creating a video on learning objectives. You can see the video and a quiz to reinforce what you learn at the following webpage: Click here to see the video on learning objectives! In the video, I pay homage to my dissertation adviser, and brilliant research, Ernst Z. Rothkopf (Ernie). I also challenge many long-held views on learning objectives.
  • Quinn-Thalheimer: Tools, ADDIE, and Limitations on Design

    Will Thalheimer
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:43 am
    Clark Quinn and I have been grappling with FUN-da-mental issues in the learning space over the years, and we finally decided to publish some of our dialogue. In the latest conversation, Clark and I discuss how the tools in the learning field often don't send the right messages about how to design learning--that they unintentionally push us toward poor instructional designs. You can read the discussion on Clark's world-renowned blog by CLICKING HERE. Or, read an earlier discussion on how professionalized we are by clicking here.
  • Feedback for LOBJ Quiz

    Will Thalheimer
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:48 pm
    I'm impressed with your persistence! The feedback file is available by clicking here. While you're here, feel free to look around. This is my blog... = Will Thalheimer
  • Mythical Retention Data & The Corrupted Cone

    Will Thalheimer
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:16 am
    The Danger Have you ever seen the following “research” presented to demonstrate some truth about human learning?   Unfortunately, all of the above diagrams are evangelizing misleading information. Worse, these fabrications have been rampant over the last two or three decades—and seem to have accelerated during the age of the internet. Indeed, a Google image search for “Dale’s Cone” produces about 80% misleading information, as you can see below from a recent search. This proliferation is a truly dangerous and heinous result of incompetence, deceit, confirmatory bias, greed, and…
  • eLearning Manifesto's 22 Principles

    Will Thalheimer
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:12 am
    People keep asking me for a list of the 22 principles from the Serious eLearning Manifesto. Here they are:  The 22 Principles The Serious eLearning Manifesto is an attempt to help members of the elearning industry bend the curve toward more effective and fulfilling elearning.
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    The Upside Learning Blog

  • What’s the USP of Learning Technology Company?

    Amit Garg
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:48 am
    Recently in a client meeting, I was asked to tell the USP of Upside Learning. In this world of Internet where companies from around the globe compete with each other in all geographies, barriers to starting a new company have almost vanished, and same resources may be working for multiple organizations on freelance basis. Thus […]
  • It’s a Multi-device World at Learning Technologies 2015

    Deep Dubey
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    With Learning Technologies 2015 just around the corner, Upside Learning, a proud sponsor of the event, is ready to welcome everyone at our Stand #146. The way we learn today has been revolutionised by the advancements in technology and the devices we use. eLearning, which was instituted on desktops, has gradually shifted its base to […]
  • Tips on Designing, Testing and Delivering eLearning in a Multi-device World – New eBook Released

    Pranjalee Thanekar
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:46 am
    ‘Multi-device’, seems to be the buzzword of the times, and sets the stage for developments and refinements in eLearning too. With operating system updates, and new devices and models being introduced at a sky-rocketing rate, developing and delivering eLearning courseware that works seamlessly without any content loss and consistency of information across all devices has […]
  • Learning Technologies 2015 Conference Pass, Up For Grabs!

    Pranjalee Thanekar
    5 Jan 2015 | 2:26 am
    Yes, you read it right. We’re giving away a free conference pass to one lucky L&D professional. All you have to do is share a challenge that you or your organisation faces with Multi-device Learning and you could see yourself networking with some of the most notable thinkers, visionaries and practitioners in workplace learning today […]
  • Top 4 Ways A Responsive LMS Improves Learning Experience

    Lokesh Kumar
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:38 am
    Responsive design is an approach to web page creation that makes use of flexible layouts, flexible images and cascading style sheet media queries. The goal of responsive design is to build web pages that detect the visitor’s screen size and orientation, and change the layout accordingly. While we have written about ‘designing’ responsive eLearning and […]
 
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    The eLearning Coach

  • Like A Cheat Sheet For Mobile Learning Design

    Connie Malamed
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:07 am
    Are you hesitant to get into mobile learning and mobile performance support? Would it be easier if you had a way to think through how users will move through your program and how you will structure it? That’s where design patterns come in. These are collections of solutions for various types of challenges, such as […]Post from: The eLearning CoachLike A Cheat Sheet For Mobile Learning Design
  • ELC 021: An Expanded View Of Mobile Learning

    Connie Malamed
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    We know that mobile learning is more than eLearning on a phone, but what is it? Are there easy ways to help employees use mobile to enhance their work experience? These and other topics are discussed in this interview with Chad Udell, managing director at Float Mobile Learning. Chad designs, develops and manages interactive Web […]Post from: The eLearning CoachELC 021: An Expanded View Of Mobile Learning
  • 10 Easy Ways to Learn Online in 2015

    Connie Malamed
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:58 am
    At the start of every year, since 2010, I have listed new ways to learn online. I collect these sites throughout the year and save them just for this very moment. So here is a list of ways you can take advantage of the vast knowledge available online, allowing us to appreciate how willing people […]Post from: The eLearning Coach10 Easy Ways to Learn Online in 2015
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    EduTek n Social Media Advisor

  • Explore Social Platforms Counter, Flapit

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

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    31 Dec 2014 | 10:31 am
  • Have You Explored Ello an Ad Free Social Network Environment?

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

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

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

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:35 am
    Solar panels can be a great help to sailors, keeping vital lights and appliances functioning, even when batteries run low or a generator malfunctions. They are also a much quieter way of recharging batteries! Learning how to install marine solar panels will be vital for the sailor who wants their advantages, but first he or she must learn which solar panels are best. Three types of solar cells are commonly used in solar panels, each with its own advantages. The sailor needs to learn these advantages and select the solar panels that are best for the need. Types of Solar Panels Solar panels…
  • Heating Your Home With Solar, But Without Panels

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:47 am
    With rising energy costs and massive stress on our electrical grids, solar is gaining in popularity. Not everyone realizes you can heat your home without buying big panel systems. Heating Your Home With Solar, But Without Panels – Gain You can use solar energy to heat your home through a concept known as gain. While you may associate panel systems with any mention of solar power, they are not a component of this approach. Of course, this makes the installation a heck of a lot cheap than going with traditional panel systems. Solar gain is a concept that has been with us for much of the…
  • Get Great Tips About Solar Energy From Experts Who Know!

    24 Jan 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Solar panel installation is a green solution. This is an investment that is important. You have to understand if it will fit into your budget. Continue reading to educate yourself about solar energy so that you can decide whether or not it’s the right choice for you. If you’re prepared to stick with the investment in the long run, solar energy systems are an outstanding means for saving money. Installing solar panels requires a substantial investment, so years may pass before the panels generate sufficient savings to cover your cost. Invest in solar conversion only when you are…
  • Concentrating Solar Power Systems

    15 Jan 2015 | 8:43 pm
    If you have ever seen a field with several mirrors pointing toward the sun you may be looking at a solar power system. These systems work to concentrate the sunlight to one area and use the heat to heat up the liquid that flows along the pipes. This system is called Parabolic-trough system. This type of system heats oil that is flowing through the pipe. The oil is hot and that is why it is used to boil water to power a steam generator which in turns powers electricity. The reason that this system works so well is because the U-shaped mirrors attracts and collects the suns heat which is then…
  • Solar Energy – The Future of Generating Energy for the Home

    5 Jan 2015 | 2:46 am
    Solar energy for residential houses is nothing new. It has just been relegated to the background in lieu of rising cost of real estate; newer more advanced building materials, design and the limitation of resources. Since man started building homes, sunlight played a major influence in the design. In fact, even in the more advanced urban planning method of the Ancient Chinese and Greeks, the orientation of the buildings is as much as possible directed towards where it could capture the most sunlight. The ancients might not be as intellectually sophisticated then to use catch phrases as…
 
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  • ASAE Tech Conference 2014: A Recap

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

    Jon Aleckson
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! In 2015,  we believe experimentation with analytics-driven performance improvement will lead to more “intelligent recommendations” and personalized professional development in Continuing Medical Education and beyond.  We also think that extended enterprise LMS solutions will allow corporations to expand training opportunities and license to external, third-party audiences. Additionally, we foresee that investment in micro-learning and MOOCs will increase the demand for meaningful micro-credentials…
  • Talking eLearning ROI

    Jon Aleckson
    23 Dec 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Are you an eLearning expert with an excellent idea for a new initiative or online education program? Do you see an opportunity for your association or organization to get ahead of the curve and leverage its collective expertise to become an industry expert? If you’ve identified an eLearning opportunity and developed a grand vision to capitalize on it, you’re probably thinking about how to approach your executive director or board of directors to get the funding you need. Talking eLearning ROI shouldn’t be an intimidating process. If you believe in your plan, it’s…
  • Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

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

    Victor-charles Scafati
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    Finding the Right Hired Gun: A Conversation with Elaine Biech CIOs, CTOs, and other technology executives are often saddled with problems that their staff hasn’t demonstrated an ability to solve, either due to a lack of knowledge, resources, or drive. These problems usually have a direct and measurable effect on the business value being delivered by the technology group, and certainly can cause angst amongst the rest of the business leadership. Lack of forthcoming solutions can limit the business’ bottom line, and it can even have a negative impact the careers of the technology leaders.
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  • How to Make Android Apps 24

    Derek Banas
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:57 pm
    How to set numerous Google Map markers, get latitude and longitude data and call for a Google Map that shows directions
  • Low Fat Vegan Recipes 6

    Derek Banas
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:07 am
    We make whole wheat Pita Bread, Pita Chips, Sun Dried Tomato Hummus, Baba Ghanoush and an amazing Chickpea Sweet Potato soup
  • How to Make Android Apps 23

    Derek Banas
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:25 am
    We'll make an Android Google Map example program, create a splash screen and sign our APKs
  • Low Fat Vegan Recipes 5

    Derek Banas
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:19 am
    We make 2 vegan cheese sauces, an Awesome Vegan Macaroni and Cheese and a portobello cheese steak sandwich
  • How to Make Android Apps 22

    Derek Banas
    11 Jan 2015 | 8:38 am
    In one video I'll provide an Android Text Messaging example program. I'll cover how to send and receive text messages and more
 
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  • The Strategies Women Use to Rev Up Business Growth

    Geri Stengel
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In a year when sales for privately held companies grew at the slowest rate since 2009 -- 5.4% -- the fastest growing women-led companies grew astronomically faster. Yes, that’s right. The 2014 Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/led companies racked up $4.9 billion in combined 2013 revenues and collectively employed 22,000 people. Compared with last year’s list, the combined revenue of the winning companies grew by a dramatic 53%. “The companies that made it onto our list this year reflect the continued resourcefulness of women-led…
  • How Equity Crowdfunding Stands to Help Women in Business

    Guest Blogger
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    By Clark Buckner Female entrepreneurs face certain obstacles that their male counterparts may never have to consider. For instance, according to Ventureneer Founder and President Geri Stengel, women in business typically “start with about half of the capital” that male entrepreneurs do. In her upcoming report on equity crowdfunding for women in business, Stengel hopes to reverse that trend. Rewards-Based Crowdfunding vs. Equity Crowdfinding Stengel notes the differences between the most well-known crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter, and equity crowdfunding platforms. Kickstarter…
  • 3 Ways To Close The Self Confidence Gap

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

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

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

    david
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:15 am
    Test your food choices in the interactive game designed with Articulate Storyline line. Preview the final game Learn more about this project. The post Healthy Food Game With Drag-and-Drop appeared first on Elearning Examples.
  • The Year of Outrage

    david
    3 Jan 2015 | 9:35 pm
    The Year of Outrage Slate tracked what everyone was outraged about every day in 2014. Explore by clicking the tiles below, and then scroll down to read about how outrage has taken over our lives. View the interactive graphic       The post The Year of Outrage appeared first on Elearning Examples.
  • Thanksgiving of the future: how climate change could transform our food

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

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

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

    Jodi Holzband
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Back in 2009, Peter Kim was the first to use the term ‘social business’ to describe new ways of collaborating that have changed the way we work and connect. Since then, the term social business has been thrown around a lot, but we couldn’t find a proper definition when our CEO was working on an article for the Austin Business Journal on social business in Austin. So, we decided to define it as simply as we could: Social business is the integrated application of social technology across the enterprise – connecting people and the knowledge they need to get work done. We…
  • List: Austin Social Business Community Companies and Groups

    Jodi Holzband
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Today, Trey Tramonte, our president and CEO wrote an article for The Austin Business Journal‘s TechFlash blog on how Austin’s unique culture fosters the growth of companies that are contributing to the rise of businesses becoming more social. We’re proud to be part of Austin’s social business and startup community, and wanted to share a list of the groups and businesses mentioned in the article that make it exciting. Social and eCommerce companies founded by Trilogy alumni: Bazaarvoice Capital Factory HomeAway Indeed OtherInbox RetailMeNot Socialware Spredfast Square…
  • 2015 Prediction: Analytics from Enterprise Collaboration Tools Becomes Critical

    Jodi Holzband
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    by Bloomfire CEO Trey Tramonte Late last year, I predicted that analytics would drive increased investment in enterprise collaboration. In a recent Destination CRM blog post, Forrester analyst TJ Keitt recommended that companies use cloud-based collaboration services to find the right data nugget when needed. In the post, he says that embedding social analytical tools in collaboration platform allows companies to observe when, where, and how employees interact with people and content. He notes that analytics makes information workers aware of information and people they hadn’t considered…
  • Facebook at Work Launches Pilot

    Jodi Holzband
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:47 am
    Today Facebook announced they are testing the much anticipated Facebook at Work product with a pilot group of customers. From what we’ve read, the service will offer companies the ability to set up separate accounts for their users to communicate using news feed, groups, messages and events. These accounts will be separate from personal Facebook accounts but it will be possible to be logged into Facebook on both simultaneously. LinkedIn also announced that it will be launching a new app for employers that will be used for sharing employee contact information and help companies share…
  • Register Today for Demo Shorts on Private Groups

    Jodi Holzband
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Take Control of Your Content and Inspire Collaboration with Private Groups Register Here When you take advantage of Private Groups in social collaboration tools, you allow users to target content to relevant user profiles without the distraction of conversations outside of their interests. With full control over content privacy, you can determine if each group’s content should be private for members only, or discoverable by community members. Establishing private groups will also allow collaboration to happen within safe environments where groups can develop a consensus on a topic or…
 
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  • Psalm 143:8

    Daniel Christian
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    Psalm 143:8 New International Version (NIV) — from biblegateway.com Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
  • EMLYON Business School to create a ‘Smart Business School’ via IBM Cloud [finance.yahoo.com]

    Daniel Christian
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:45 pm
    EMLYON Business School to create a ‘Smart Business School’ via IBM Cloud — from finance.yahoo.com New digital learning environment based on the SoftLayer infrastructure will personalize education experience globally Excerpt: ECULLY, France, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and EMLYON today announced a program to develop a ‘Smart Business School’ higher education environment […]
  • 4 items re: the future of work

    Daniel Christian
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Outlook: Future of work in 2015 — from research.gigaom.com by Stowe Boyd; with thanks to Norma Owen for this resource Excerpt: With the likes of BYOD and collaboration tools now commonplace and expected, the enterprise turns its attention towards technologies and processes that will make day-to-day tasks more personalized, enhance employee engagement, and ultimately alter […]
  • How I interpret President Obama’s recent proposal: Free community college for responsible students

    Daniel Christian
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:57 am
    [From DSC: In the posting below, when I say higher ed, I’m thinking here of traditional 4-year colleges and universities, whether for-profit or non-profit.] Years ago…President Obama said to higher ed: “You’re getting too expensive. Please take steps to address this, will you?” And student debt continued to mount that year. Many families struggled with […]
  • Reflections on “McKinsey: Business needs to deal with youth unemployment” [Delevingne]

    Daniel Christian
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:46 am
    McKinsey: Business needs to deal with youth unemployment — from cnbc.com by Lawrence Delevingne Excerpt (emphasis DSC): One of the world’s elite management consultants said businesses should pay attention to lagging youth employment. “One of the biggest issues we think that we are facing in our times is the issue about youth unemployment,” Dominic Barton, global […]
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  • Learning Means Believing in Yourself

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

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

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

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

    Dennis Callahan
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    It’s that time of year again! Jane Hart’s Top 100 Learning Tools. I enjoy sharing my tools and seeing what other tools people find most useful to them.  If you haven’t contributed, there’s still time. Here’s my list, in no particular order: Twitter – my social stream YouTube – great tool for visual and hands on learning WordPress – the blogging software for my learnstreaming blog Google – my primary search and another drive Audible -where I listen to many books Kindle app -where I do most of my reading LinkedIn – my business…
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  • Top 10 LMSs of 2015

    Craig Weiss
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:38 pm
    I track 645 LMSs in the world. I estimate that there is quite likely 800 or so that are in existence today. Of that amount, 200 would fit at least the average category and of that, well you get the idea. On Saturday, I published my report, the Top 50 LMSs of 2015, which is available for purchase. Before I jump into the top 10, a couple of unique benefits to this year’s report. Discounts when you buy their LMS Several vendors are offering discounts, if you decide to purchase their LMS.  It is exclusive to buyers of the report. A few of the vendors are offering at least 10% off the price…
  • Feature Funtastic! LMS Latest

    Craig Weiss
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:41 pm
    I’m a big fan of fun. Actually, I think a lot of people like to have fun depending on whether or not the activity/item is fun for them.  I always hate it when someone says X is fun and then you do X and it stinks. It’s not fun, it’s boring or stupid or just dull. But fun.  Ahh fun. This brings me back to this post, because learning what features are in “vogue” and what is on the mind of many vendors, is fun to know. Why? It offers you a glimpse into features you either want to have NOW or want to have LATER Shows you where/what vendors are thinking in terms of…
  • xAPI, LRS – The Interview

    Craig Weiss
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    Today’s post is quite unique since it takes a different path than previous posts. xAPI and LRS (Learning Record Stores) have been in the news and frankly everywhere within the e-learning industry in the past 1.5 years. Part of the problem though is that there is a lot of information out there, some of it erroneous in nature and honestly, equally confusing.   In early December, I decided to present the real facts, the real insight and eradicate the confusion. The challenge was how to do it, since it contains an extensive amount of technical jargon, that cannot be easily removed. …
  • Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015

    Craig Weiss
    5 Jan 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Welcome to the new year, which means a lot of people telling you, “Happy New Year”, so rather, I will say, “Greetings and salutations. This is going to be an awesome new year for e-learning.” Okay, with that out of the way, let’s get right down to the forecasts for 2015. Calculations For this year’s forecasts, I reviewed and analyzed the data – not only for 2014, but 2013 too. I looked at trends, both positive and negative and re-analyzed the entire market.  Additionally, I assessed the consumer marketplace (which does play a role in any accurate…
  • 2014 E-Learning Awards

    Craig Weiss
    29 Dec 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Everyone loves to win awards. In fact, I can’t recall someone not being happy to win an award. Okay, Marlon Brando and George C. Scott are two exceptions, but when it comes to e-learning, winning an award brings excitement across the board. With that in mind, I’d like to present my e-learning awards for 2014. The requirements?  My brain.  Yep, totally unscientific here for the most part, except for the LMS awards and authoring tools based on a set of criteria (which was used in the 2014-15 LMS Top 50 report, available for purchase on Jan. 20th). Nominees When ever businesses are…
 
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  • How to Make Progress on a Web Site Redesign

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jenise Cook
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Select this link to view the above sample demo. I’m an instructional writer and an e-learning developer. I’m also a storyteller. Ever since I was a child, I’ve always been drawn to stories. I love to read stories and write my own private “novels” that I keep to myself. When I design a new course for a client, I ask them to put on their storyteller hat and tell me some of their business’s common stories. Every organization has a story to tell (especially sales organizations) such as: The prospect they lost. The Help/Support customer call that ended in angry…
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  • My Top 10 Photo Editing Mobile Apps for 2014

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    I have been trying my hand at photography for a few years now. I started with a point and shoot camera before moving to a DSLR. The most interesting advice I read about photography was that the best camera is the one you have when you need it. Now I use the mobile phone more than any other camera. DSLR is too bulky to carry around all the time and gets used only on special occasions. I bought my phone based on the camera it has. The camera was one of the most critical criteria in my selecting the phone.The mobile phones these days come with features that make the phone camera so powerful. You…
  • My Top 10 Productivity Mobile Apps for 2014

    19 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Continuing my post of My Top 10 Mobile Apps for 2014, I share my top 10 productivity enhancing mobile apps. In the last year, I found myself using the smartphone mobile more and more, not requiring me to use my laptop many a times. These apps allowed me to access my data anywhere and allowed me to be ubiquitous online.My Top 10 Productivity Mobile Apps:CalendarWhile there are many Calendar apps available, I settled for native HTC Calendar app as my preferred app. The native app allow me to sync multiple accounts. I synced Microsoft Exchange for my office calendar. You can additionally sync…
  • My Top 10 Mobile Apps for 2014

    17 Jan 2015 | 2:22 pm
    The year 2014 was the year when I feel I actually started using my smartphone smartly. I could get much of my work done on my mobile, many a times not requiring me to switch on my laptop. In the new few posts I will share with you my top apps for networking, productivity, music, photography, chats, reading/news and games. Since I use an Android phone, the links below are Google Play links. I am sure you can get most of these apps for iPhone and perhaps Windows Phone.My Top 10 Mobile Apps that I used and liked most in 2014 are:CamCard Business Card Reader: I collect a lot of business cards as…
  • 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…
 
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  • ASAE Tech Conference 2014: A Recap

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

    Jon Aleckson
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! In 2015,  we believe experimentation with analytics-driven performance improvement will lead to more “intelligent recommendations” and personalized professional development in Continuing Medical Education and beyond.  We also think that extended enterprise LMS solutions will allow corporations to expand training opportunities and license to external, third-party audiences. Additionally, we foresee that investment in micro-learning and MOOCs will increase the demand for meaningful micro-credentials…
  • Talking eLearning ROI

    Jon Aleckson
    23 Dec 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Are you an eLearning expert with an excellent idea for a new initiative or online education program? Do you see an opportunity for your association or organization to get ahead of the curve and leverage its collective expertise to become an industry expert? If you’ve identified an eLearning opportunity and developed a grand vision to capitalize on it, you’re probably thinking about how to approach your executive director or board of directors to get the funding you need. Talking eLearning ROI shouldn’t be an intimidating process. If you believe in your plan, it’s…
  • Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

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

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

  • Updated E-Learning Authoring Tools Comparison

    Diane Elkins
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:42 pm
    The last 14 months saw an upgrade of every single tool in our comparison!  These tools had improvements in graphics, animations, mobile compatibility, and 508-compliance, among others.  With these new changes, I thought it was time to update our popular—and often controversial—authoring tools comparison. As before, this is based solely on my opinion and experience.  Not even everyone in my own company agrees with me.  And we’d love to hear how your experiences might differ! Notable Changes Since the last comparison about six months ago, Articulate Storyline got a bump up in the…
  • Lectora 12 – Moving Ahead and Catching Up

    Tanya Seidel
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:43 pm
    When Lectora 12 was released in early December, there weren’t too many surprises, as most of the new features were previewed at the Lectora User Conference in April. The improvements focus on designer usability and provide PowerPoint-like flexibility when working with text, images, shapes, and buttons. We expect these new features will save us time on development, as we previously had to use external tools to create the effects that are now available natively in Lectora 12. In addition, Trivantis has enhanced the back-end HTML in published courses to better comply with Section 508 and…
  • Top 3 Areas to Check When Reviewing an E-Learning Course

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

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

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

    Arunima Majumdar
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:50 am
    With increasing training and knowledge needs within an organization, Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are a part of the training structure in every workplace. With changing technology and more importantly, changing learner needs, LMSs too are now evolving to increase their scope and impact on workplace learning. As users get exposed to the best in technology in every other aspect of their work, they expect the same from the LMS as well. According to the LMS trends survey 2014 by the Brandon Hall Group, the top reasons for learners’ dissatisfaction from a learning platform include poor…
  • The power of Digital Storytelling: A corporate learning perspective

    Arunima Majumdar
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:31 am
    Stories are a powerful way of communication. They can relate deeply personal experiences and share them with audiences of varying profiles – with equal impact. They are also a powerful tool in learning. Teachers utilize the strength of stories to capture the interest of students – be it the toddlers in kinder-garden or mature young adults in college. In the corporate space too, stories can inspire as well as teach with a resounding impact. With the growing adoption of technology-aided learning, delivering stories too has taken a different form – the form of Digital Storytelling. A…
  • Exploring Learning Analytics: How is it affecting corporate learning?

    Arunima Majumdar
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    With changing technologies, the learning industry is changing its expectations from e-learning as well.  While until a few years ago e-learning was simply making learning available and accessible to learners, today learning professionals are keen on uplifting the user experience and want more out of the learning experience. One of the main concerns for L&D managers today is to make sure that the learning provided is aligned to the needs and requirements of the learners. This is reflected in the industry-wide interest in Big Data and adopting newer standards like Tin Can API that can help…
  • Trends in Technology-aided Learning: 2015 and Beyond

    Arunima Majumdar
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:14 pm
    To call it an emerging trend would be an understatement. Today, the effectiveness as well as cost-effectiveness of technology-aided learning is an established fact – both within and outside the corporate world. Technology-aided learning is now a huge and booming industry, with an estimated market value of $107 billion in 2015 (Source: Forbes.com). It makes perfect sense to end the year with a review of the trends that are set to define the learning industry in the coming year. Small is Powerful: While the spread and popularity of e-learning is increasing day by day, the need for…
  • Go back to school: Applying K12 Strategies in Corporate Training

    Arunima Majumdar
    28 Dec 2014 | 9:58 pm
    We learn something new every day – all our lives. What changes is how we learn. Workplace learning is different from learning in school – but can the strategies that have shown success in a K12 setting be molded and implemented for corporate learning as well? Urbie Delgado, Instructional Designer at Connect the Dots explores some learning strategies that are mostly implemented for K12 learning but can be utilized for workplace learning as well. Here is our take on it: 20% Time Learning or the Genius Hour This strategy was ironically developed by one of the world’s leading corporate…
 
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    Custom training and elearning, anywhere anytime!

  • Effective Navigation: The Hallmark of an Excellent E-learning Course

    Vyshnavi G
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Having effective and clear navigation is vital to the development of a good online course. A course would be ineffective, if the learner is unable to navigate effortlessly, even if it is engaging. To avoid this, it is very essential to take some time to design the course navigation. Here are a few tips that help you design effective navigation for your eLearning course. 1. Easy Navigation We must remember that not all learners know how to navigate an eLearning course. So, it would be helpful if we provide a ‘Help’ option which assists them in navigating through the course. You also need…
  • E-learning Instructional Design: How Best You Can Engage Your Learners?

    Gitika Nagra
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:30 pm
    As a student, I always wondered why I was more comfortable remembering a movie dialogue than the physics theorems in my textbooks. Now, as an instructional designer, I got an answer to my question – if we find something attractive and interesting, we take extra efforts to learn and remember it for a long time. But, what goes into making your eLearning courses engaging? Well, you can create highly interesting and engaging eLearning courses by focusing on certain instructional design strategies. Let us see more. Avatars Avatars/ characters can be used in an eLearning course; they act as a…
  • HTML5 in eLearning: How to Overcome the Limitations of Flash

    Arindam Nag
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    Joe is working for a pharmaceutical company, and he works for the product management team. On a particular day, he has to give a demonstration of the pharmacokinetics parameter of a drug to his team. His team is comfortable in using mobile devices rather than laptops. Will Joe be able to show such interactive, animated course (all developed in Flash) in smartphones or tablets? No. This is where a course developed in Flash fails to deliver the required output due to the lack support on mobile platforms. History says Flash has been used to develop interactive eLearning courses. But…
  • Why E-learning for Retail Employees – Five Reasons – An Infographic

    Shankar Doodimetla
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    The retail industry is one of the largest sectors of the economy. According to Plunkett Research, this sector’s contribution to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is about 8%. Companies in this industry need to train their employees on various aspects such as products, customer service, selling skills and so on to stay ahead in a fiercely competitive environment. But, how can retail organizations equip their staff members with the needed knowledge and skills, without interrupting their busy schedule, at low cost? Well, these firms can use eLearning to impart first-rate training to…
  • Vector Images to CRAFT an Engrossing E-learning Course

    Divyaa Pratap
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:30 pm
    As an instructional designer, I look for ways to make my courses interesting and enhance their value. One day, while I was going through a course on “harassment” and found vector images used very effectively all over the course, that grabbed my attention. Then, I realized that vector images are as effective as real images. According to webopedia, vector images refer to hardware and software that use geometrical formulas to represent images. Let me share with you how vector images can help make your courses better. V – VARIETY Vector images are unique and diverse, and you can find…
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    The Learning Dispatch

  • Producing Quality Audio Recordings – Part 2: Tips & Tricks

    adib
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
     In Part 1 of this series, I talked about creating the ideal conditions for producing quality recordings. Now that we’re familiar with recording equipment and environment, we’re ready to talk about pre- and post-production measures—as well as tips to keep in mind when actually recording—that will make narrations smooth and easy to editRead more >>read more
  • 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
 
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    e-Learning Leadership Blog

  • 15 Shareable Learning Design & Development Quotes

    Allen Interactions
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:48 am
    Here is a list of are some of the best quotes about training, success and learning. What are your favorite sharable learning quotes? Share them in the comments below! "The most basic way to get someone's attention is this: Break a pattern. Humans adapt incredibly quickly to consistent patterns.” Chip Heath, Author and Speaker, Made to Stick (Tweet this) “Practice design, Not Decoration: Don’t just make pretty talking points. Instead, display information in a way that makes complex information clear.” Nancy Duarte, Speaker and CEO, Duarte (Tweet this) "The mediocre teacher tells. The…
  • Ethan Edwards Answers Your e-Learning Design Questions

    Allen Interactions
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    At Allen Interactions, we strive to be a resource for instructional designers looking to make better, more effective e-learning designs. These questions were submitted by attendees of Ethan Edwards' recent webinar "5 Secret Tips to Drive Impactful e-Learning Designs". If you missed the webinar and would like to view the recording, check out the on-demand webinar here.  How can I get more training in learning design? There are many different sources of training, but I’m not sure that any are sufficient on their own. A gr eat place to start is to take the professional workshops presented…
  • 4 Tips to Maximize Your e-Learning Graphic Designers' Time

    20 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    by Hannah von Bank, instructional writer Everyone wants their course to be visually appealing, but there is rarely a consensus among the project team and stakeholders as to what that actually means. Going through the process of working, reworking, and scrapping designs is time-consuming for media artists and expensive for stakeholders—so what can we do about it? To find out, I sat down with three fabulously talented media contract artists, who work with all kinds of clients. Here are their ideas to reduce stress on your graphic designers, and save your team time and money: 1. Show, Don’t…
  • The Ultimate ATD TechKnowledge Resources Recap

    Allen Interactions
    16 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    This week, hundreds of learning professionals gathered at ATD TechKnowledge in Las Vegas to hear from thought leaders, learn from industry professionals and connect with peers. With the power of social media on our side, we can now easily access the latest tweets, blogs and resources! So here is an aggregated resource list from ATD TK! We'll keep adding to this list as we find more resources, so if we missed any, just comment below! Presentation Slides Power of Visuals - John Meyer, CEO/Co-Founder, Lemonly If You Build it, Will They Come? — How to Increase Learning Adoption by B.J.
  • Michael Allen Interview–Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

    12 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    About this interview series: ‘Crystal Balling with Learnnovators’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. The Interview: 1. Learnnovators: For decades, you have been concentrating on defining unique methods of instructional design and development that provide meaningful and memorable learning experiences through “true” cognitive interactivity. Where do you think instructional designers stand with respect…
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    SHIFT's eLearning Blog

  • Seven Tips for Breaking into the World of Instructional Design

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    What does an instructional designer do when he or she is at work? He hobnobs with clients who may be life coaches, entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, owners of production units, real estate magnates, or banking professionals. He gets to read on and learn about a mindboggling array of subjects—self-development tactics, new software systems, fire safety, managing diseases and medical emergencies, flying an airplane, food packaging, and everything else under the sun.  He shares office with creative graphic designers and illustrators who make scenes and people come alive with their…
  • Managing Cognitive Load is a Delicate Act of Balance

    27 Jan 2015 | 10:13 am
    Cognitive load. What's that? You may not be aware of the jargon, but you are up to your neck in it! Try searching for information on the Internet. Kudos to you, if you can manage to find what you need right away in the midst of spammy websites and pop-up ads. An hour of your favorite animal show on TV instructs you more on detergent brands and car makes than animal trivia. We have to be on top of the cognitive load aimed at us in our daily lives, else we would be lost in the maze of useless information. Spare a thought for your learners when you create courses for them! Learn about the…
  • Gamification: A Better Way of Reaching Online Learners

    22 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    Is it possible to make people respect speed limits just for fun? This was the question posed by Kevin Richardson, winner of Volkswagen’s Fun Theory Award. In Stockholm, the Swedish National Society for Road Safety, together with Volkswagen, made Richardson's idea a reality. They installed a lottery radar speed camera which has two functions: Penalizing drivers who exceed speed limits. Giving a lottery ticket to those who drive below the limits, for a prize consisting of the money raised by the penalties. Result: More people respected speed limits. By turning the goal of lowering speed…
  • For the Learner's Sake, Make Your Courses More Challenging

    20 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    Remember the school days? They were not only about making new friends, sharing lunches, having crushes, and dreaming of making it to the basketball team. There were some trying times too. For some, the Algebra class was a nightmare while for others, History lessons brought out the tears. Yet, the demons are not inside the formulae, dates, or maps. How a subject is taught has a lot to do with how well we learn it. Not every one of us had a passion for Literature, but we all loved it when Mrs. Smith made us dress up and play the characters from the stories we had to read. Not of all of us have…
  • Do You Know How Successful Your eLearning Program Really Is?

    Aide Peralta
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:14 am
    Recently, I attended a Congress of Human Resources. On stage, the speaker appeared charismatic, professional, and he gave quite an entertaining presentation. He held the audience's attention by constantly making jokes and adding interesting personal anecdotes. I sat through the entire speech waiting for the speaker to reach a climax, make a solid point or establish a noteworthy conclusion. In the end, I was left unsatiated, with the feeling that while the attendees had all had a good time, no real learning had actually taken place.  This same situation occurs during trainings for…
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    eLearning Industry

  • How To Encourage Continuously Interactive Online Discussions

    Tony Birch
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    2 Techniques To Encourage Continuously Interactive Online Discussions Teaching for-credit online courses at state, private, and for-profit universities involves many challenges, not the least of which is ensuring that weekly discussions are lively, informative, and constructive for students. Similar challenges are faced in the non-credit world of corporate training. As instructors, we want ways to promote the best kinds of learning and knowledge exchange in discussions. In this article I’ll discuss two basic strategies I have used. Most of my experience is in for-credit education, so I am…
  • Top 7 Tips For Effective eLearning Course Subtitling

    Christopher Pappas
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    Effective eLearning Course Subtitling Tips For eLearning Professionals Hard of hearing learners and those who may be learning English as their second language are just some of the learners who will benefit from eLearning course subtitling. By adding subtitles to your eLearning deliverable, you have the power to make it more informative and engaging for all of your learners, such as those who want to view it on a mobile device or may need text to boost their knowledge absorption. Adding subtitles can even help you localize your eLearning course, so that you can branch out to international…
  • Quick Tips to Boost Your e-Learning ROI

    Stephanie Ivec
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:10 am
    Take your e-Learning even further with these 4 tips to boost your e-Learning ROI! 1. Teach Real-World Skills Creating e-Learning that aligns to actual organizational objectives and teaches employees how to achieve those objects is the ultimate good investment. Talk to your subject matter expert (SME) to find out what your learners really need to know, and then focus your course on that. Haven’t worked with any SMEs before? Don’t worry—they’re not that scary. Here’s how to maximize your time with the experts: Getting to Know Your Subject Matter Experts 2. Design with Authority First…
  • ICEIT 2015

    eLearning Industry Events Team
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    ICEIT 2015 aims to provide a high level international forum to bring together industry professionals, academics, and individuals from institutions, industrials and government agencies to exchange information, share achievements, and discus the advancement in the fields of Educational and Information Technology, etc.. Topics of ICEIT 2015 The conference is soliciting state-of-the-art research papers in the following areas of interest: Database Technology Artificial Intelligence Computer architecture Software Engineering Computer Graphics Computer Application Control Technology Systems…
  • Effective Branching Scenarios In eLearning: 5 Tips For eLearning Professionals

    Christopher Pappas
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:14 am
    How To Create Effective Branching Scenarios In eLearning eLearning courses that offer learners the most benefit are those that explore real world challenges and give learners insight into how their choices lead to real life consequences minus the real life risks. However, achieving this within your eLearning course can be a challenge, in-and-of-itself. That is, unless you know how to effectively integrate branching scenarios in eLearning. In this article, I'll offer you tips for eLearning branching scenarios that you can use to provide learners with the critical thinking and problem solving…
 
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    Raptivity - Rapid Interactivity Building Tool

  • Managing Raptivity Interaction Displays on Multiple Devices

    Isha Sood
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:43 am
    One of our customers approached us recently with a problem. She is a Learning Consultant and was working on building a training module for one of her clients using Raptivity interactions. The website, on which the training was supposed to sit, was responsive in design. Since the Raptivity interactions are fixed size, they were not responsive in the same way as the site. So she was wondering how to go about solving it. We guided her to use Raptivity’s multi-device utility to solve this problem.This utility allows users to add multiple outputs (all in different sizes) of the same…
  • A simple trick to make most of the ‘Smile Sheet’ interaction

    Raptivity Marketing
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:25 am
    How many of you use ‘Smile Sheet’ interaction to gather user feedback on happiness quotient?Do you sometimes feel restricted by the emoticons to be rated?What if you need to know the user preference in the rating range of ‘Excellent’ to ‘Poor’?Raptivity’s Smile sheet interaction allows you to change the emoticon images for the rating only. It doesn’t allow you to change the user response based on the images selected. You would still receive fixed responses as “Very happy”, “Happy”, “Neutral”, and so on.Recently, one of our customers pointed this out and was looking…
  • 10 Reasons Why Raptivity is a Must Have Tool

    Raptivity Marketing
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    It truly does not count if you are a professional or a beginner; thanks to Raptivity, you don’t require any programming or technical skills to wow your learners. Here are ten reasons I feel Raptivity is a must have for every learning professional.1.    Pre-built templatesRaptivity comes with a library of 190+ pre-built templates across categories like games, simulations, brainteasers, interactive diagrams, virtual worlds and many more. These can be used to create stand-alone learning objects or can be easily embedded into your favorite tool, like PowerPoint, Articulate…
  • Walking down the Interactive Learning Path with Raptivity

    Raptivity Marketing
    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, simulations, assessments and much more) to their digital content.Raptivity is one of the world’s finest interactivity building tools, and is being used worldwide to make  teaching content and training workshops more engaging, interactive and enjoyable - be it in the classroom, online or on mobile devices.
  • VIDEO LEARNING

    Raptivity Marketing
    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 barbecue season is thoroughly enjoyable. There are as many forms of barbecue as there are people who make Barbecue.  You can even spell it multiple ways depending on where you live.  Barbecue, barbeque or simply BBQ.  Which is the right way to BBQ? What meat makes the best BBQ? Do you use sauce or rub, and if you use sauce is it vinegar based…
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    InformED

  • This Is Your Brain On Games

    Saga Briggs
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Illustration by Terry Fan The past year has illuminated many things about the way the brain works, including how it responds to games. It is now erroneous to conflate ten hours of Super Mario with minor head trauma. We know that you won’t go blind if you’re looking for coins and bananas and rings on a screen all day. Your motivation and attention span will remain intact no matter what level you reach in Skyrim. In fact, the very latest science is telling us the exact opposite of what we thought all along: video games actually increase brain function. “Action video games have…
  • The Evolution of Learning Technologies

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

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

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

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

  • Never Give Up: How One Chief Resident Passed His ABIM Exam On His Second Attempt

    Admin
    3 Jan 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Last year, I felt like a rising star.  I started my chief year, applied to cardiology fellowship, and was ready to take the boards.  I felt great, studied hard and long and did MKSAP twice.  When I got that I had failed, I was completely devastated, crushed, immediately went into depression.  I could not work, my relationship with my fiancé suffered, and I felt alienated. I wanted to quit and end it all.   I didn’t know what to do.  I had to pretend everything was ok for interviews and for my colleagues, when really it was not.   My Program Director got me help and guidance,…
  • Knowmedge Launches Internal Medicine Flashcards Platform

    Admin
    24 Dec 2014 | 11:18 am
    Knowmedge announces a new flashcards platform featuring over 4,000 high-yield flashcard questions for Internal Medicine   Knowmedge is thrilled to announce the launch of an Internal Medicine Flashcards, a brand new and exciting medical education platform. The Knowmedge Internal Medicine Flashcards platform allows students to study high-yield medical content in an exciting new format. Leveraging the power of spaced learning, Knowmedge Flashcards offers a personalized study experience that better focuses students’ time on the concepts with which they are struggling. In addition, the…
  • Internal Medicine Flashcards… Coming Soon!

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

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

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

  • Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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

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

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

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

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

  • Top Audio Engineering Schools in Houston

    jamie
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    Top Audio Engineering Schools in Houston If you live in Texas and you intend to study at one of top audio engineering schools in Houston then you must learn about the various courses offered at these schools. Texas has a rich heritage in music and is one of the most popular music destinations in the country. Houston offers wide range of folk music as well as contemporary music that has defined the developments in the country. However, if you are enrolling for audio engineering course then you must have some knowledge about the course. Sometimes, students have no idea about what they want to…
  • How to Choose Acoustical Engineering Colleges

    jamie
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:01 am
    How to Choose Acoustical Engineering Colleges Are you planning to take music as your career? Do you intend to compose music or play music? If you are planning to study music then you may choose acoustical engineering colleges to get formal education in the field of music. Music is a vast field and although most musicians do not have any formal education but think about the possibilities that you will have if you can learn musical techniques to augment your musical talent. Getting admitted to acoustical engineering colleges does not imply that you have to study only music production. Most of…
  • Getting into Top 10 Audio Engineering Schools

    jamie
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:59 am
    The music industry is booming and students are looking for new ways to learn about audio production and sound mixing. However, getting into the top 10 audio engineering schools can be very confusing. The information available online about the colleges can be diverse and varied. The reviews of the colleges also differ widely and on top of that each college claims to be amongst the top 10 audio engineering schools. If you are looking for a career in music then you should avoid all information that is confusing and misleading. Look for information that best describes your needs and you must…
  • How Do You Become an Audio Engineer?

    jamie
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:56 am
    How Do You Become an Audio Engineer? Audio engineering is a booming industry. But the question is how do you become an audio engineer? An audio engineer is a person who is in the business of mixing, recording and reproducing sound. Audio engineers are frequently utilized in the production of music albums and sounds for television programs and movie sounds. They also play a significant role in creatively using technology in electronic products and computer games. To understand how you become an audio engineer you have to realize that there are several sound engineering colleges that are…
  • Steps to Become a Recording Engineer

    jamie
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:53 am
    Steps to Become a Recording Engineer If you have the passion for music and if you are looking to become a recording engineer then you must immediately enroll yourself at any audio engineering school. Although studying sound recording techniques at an audio school is not mandatory but if you want to succeed in the music industry then it will be beneficial to get a degree in your specific field of expertise. To become a recording engineer you need to find a college that offer studio recording facilities and internship opportunities with top recording engineers in the country. You can do online…
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    SkyPrep

  • Office Hacks To Keep Your Employees On Track

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

    Sep Barkhodaee
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:38 am
    Creativity and innovation are the holy grail employers are constantly chasing. Companies are constantly devising new strategies to stimulate their workforce into pushing the envelope and coming up with the best solutions and the brightest ideas.  However, as the old adage goes, the candle that burns twice as bright burns out twice as fast. Employee burnout is a near-constant threat in a business climate that's growing more competitive with each passing day. While employers want to get the best results from their staff, they also want to ensure that their employees are balancing…
  • Why Half of ALL College Courses Will Be Studied Online by 2019

    Sep Barkhodaee
    31 Dec 2014 | 5:29 am
    The early 90s saw experts predicting that the world wide web would change the way students learn in the classroom. But are today’s online teaching tools making the classroom obsolete? It’s estimated that roughly half of today’s college and university students are taking at least one class online. However, it’s also estimated that by 2019, half of ALL college courses will be offered online. This isn’t just because learning online is “easier.” It’s because the next generation is facing a completely different education system and job market than those of us who sat in a lecture…
  • Why the e-Learning Industry Will Double by 2015 and Why Your Company Needs It TODAY!

    Sep Barkhodaee
    30 Dec 2014 | 5:35 am
    If your company hasn’t incorporated e-Learning yet, odds are you will very soon. Right now, the e-Learning industry is growing fast and is poised to erupt. It’s currently a $56.2 billion industry, and it’s going to double by 2015. “Online learning, also known as e-learning, is booming. Market research firm Global Industry Analysts projects it will reach $107 Billion in 2015,” wrote TJ McCue at Forbes.com. “More traditional methods of training or education are not going away, not yet, but organizations of all types, from public schools to corporations, are opting to train and…
  • 4 Ways Instructor-Led Training Wastes Your Money

    Sep Barkhodaee
    26 Dec 2014 | 7:12 am
    Does it seem like you receive zero payoff from your employee training sessions? Are your employees nodding off in a boardroom, then leaving the session no more “trained” than when they arrived? You’re not alone. Far too many companies are still wasting their time and resources on traditional instructor-led training sessions. They have the best intentions, but end up with the scenario detailed above. “I’ve lost count of the times that I’ve faced a room full of people who’ve been sent to me to ‘fix them’. No one has asked them if they want to – or feel the need to – attend…
 
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  • Learn a New Skill: 4 Tips to Increase Your Happiness at Work

    Max Dubowy
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Two million Americans quit their job every month because they have antagonistic bosses, not enough recognition, or unfavorable corporate politics. With foreboding deadlines and high-pressure presentations, it’s easy to focus on your frustrations while your stress levels skyrocket. When you become frustrated at work, you probably pull your hair out of your head when you hit rock bottom in the board room. Workplace happiness is rarely measured through qualitative and quantitative measures, and little did you know that there are many ways to assess and increase your happiness in your job. You…
  • Ready to Master PowerPoint, Manage Projects Like a Boss, and More?

    Kate Cornelius
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:38 am
    If you're looking to take your technical skills to the next level, you've come to the right place! We offer a large selection of technical courses across many categories; you're sure to find a course to fit your learning needs! This week, we're featuring three courses to help you get started. Whether you're looking for project management certification, PowerPoint speed skills, or IT requirement writing, you'll find it here!    Nearly all independently executed, root-case analysis of IT project problems and failures identify misunderstood or incomplete requirements as the primary cause.
  • Learn a New Skill: Create Engaging Visual Content with Canva

    Sarah Nanbu
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    We all know a picture is worth a thousand words, but when it comes to social media, visual content might be worth even more. Research consistently shows posts to social networks are more effective when images are included. For example, photos on Facebook receive more likes, comments, and shares than text, videos, and links. On Twitter, tweets with images average twice the engagement rate as tweets without images, and links with embedded photos perform 29% better than tweets with text and links. While there are many tools available to create visual content for social media, my favorite tool is…
  • Learn a New Skill: Fast Track Inserting Symbols in PowerPoint

    Taylor Croonquist
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    If you have ever been on the hunt for a frequently used symbol and have let a few symbols slip yourself... "@#$^, where is it again?!” …then you’ll love this SNEAKY AutoCorrect workaround for getting the right symbol you’re looking for, every time! So what’s the problem with inserting symbols in PowerPoint in the first place? Well, although there is a dialog box for inserting them, two problems off the top of my head are: #1: Even though you’ve used it countless times, finding the dialog box again is never easy. #2: If the symbol isn’t already in the frequently used symbol area…
  • 2015 Learning Resolutions Wrap-Up and Compilation eBook

    Kate Cornelius
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    And just like that we’re at the end of January! December and New Year’s seemed to fly by. The end of the month also means we’ve reached the end of our Learning Resolutions series for 2015. We heard some great responses from learning pros across the industry! Check out all of this year’s amazing posts—we’ve also organized them into a free ebook compilation that you can download. Just click the button at the bottom of the post! Learning Resolutions: Setting a Goal-Based Budget by Jeff Havens Learning Resolutions: Design and Delivery Rule by Holly MacDonald Learning Resolutions: New…
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    Administrate

  • How to Deal with Difficult Students

    Kim Morrison
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:52 am
    You may think that once you leave high school behind, difficult students will be a thing of the past, but unfortunately this is not always the case. Even in higher education and workplace training there can still be those students who chose to be difficult, and end up causing a... Read More
  • The Benefits of eLearning

    Kim Morrison
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:41 am
    Gone are the days when all our learning had to take place in a classroom, where students were learning face-to-face with their teachers. While this is obviously still a standard method of teaching, whether it’s in university classes or workplace training, advancements in technology mean that eLearning is now an extremely... Read More
  • How to Get the Most from Your Staff through Training

    administrate20
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:29 am
    Workplace training is a great way to make sure you are allowing your staff to gain the knowledge they need to perform there job effectively, but it also gives them the chance to develop within their current role and gain skills they will need to progress in their career. As... Read More
  • How to Study Effectively Over the Christmas Break

    administrate20
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:28 am
    Getting time off from school, college, or university is always exciting, but sometimes a break doesn’t necessarily mean you stop working altogether. While it’s nice to get time away from classes over the festive period, chances are you’ll still need to keep studying to make sure you’re totally ready for... Read More
  • The Benefits of Using Online Assessments

    administrate20
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    With the end of the year setting in, you may be in the midst of assessment season. Or maybe you’re getting everything ready for your class assessments directly after the Christmas break. Setting up assessments can be a complicated and time consuming activity for teachers and trainers, so you may... Read More
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    Origin Learning - A Learning Solutions Blog

  • Can Rapid Authoring Tools Deliver Responsive and Device Agnostic Content?

    Origin Learning
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:19 am
    Device agnosticism is a hot topic in the web content development arena. Because of the fact that so many different devices with different screen sizes, specifications and operating systems are releasing every day, content developers are looking for ‘create-once-and-deliver-for-all’ kind of solutions. That’s where device agnosticism comes into the picture: writing content that’s suitable for most devices (ideally all devices) and be responsive nevertheless. For a quick recap, responsiveness is the ability of the content to optimally adjust itself according to the device it is being…
  • Why should you use mobile learning for sales training?

    Origin Learning
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:04 am
    Most often we prefer ‘walk-the-talk’, ‘internet-on-the-go’ and several other mobile technological solutions. Every business sector is now trying new methods to train its employees and to bring in a change in their learning curve so as to gain an edge among their competitors. Once you’re out in the real world, class room training becomes obsolete. There are several ways to keep yourself updated and mobile phones seem to be a prime choice among many. These mobile gadgets come in handy especially when you are on the go and are indeed a treasure for all those sales personnel who often…
  • Developing Training Material for Hi-Tech IT Products – Our Expertise, Your Advantage

    Origin Learning
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    If you are an organization in the hi-tech industry, we truly know how always you have to be on your toes. Products in the hi-tech software industry may typically fall in the following categories: Data Centre and Cloud Infrastructure, Networking and Security, Storage and Availability, IAAS, Data Centre and Cloud Management, End-User Computing, Desktop and Application Virtualization. Technology is an agile market. New products must be released quickly that reflect the new and upcoming industry technological standards and existing software must be upgraded regularly. Not to forget the bug-fixes…
  • Mobile Learning for Healthcare Professionals

    Origin Learning
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:05 am
    The healthcare industry is one of the most mobile industries: nurses shuffling between patients, doctors attending to OPD and in-house patients as well as at their own clinics, supporting staff and technicians shuttling between pathology, imaging and diagnostic laboratories and so on. Of course, the training methodology required in such a situation should be mobile too. Here we explore a couple of ways how mobile devices can fit into the dynamic lives of healthcare professionals: Assisting doctors at work There is a whole world of mobile apps out there– Epocrates, Doximity, Skyscape Medical…
  • How to Keep E-Learners Engaged

    Origin Learning
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:38 am
    Creating engagement AND sustaining it is one of the most difficult tasks when we talk of training or learning of any kind. It is the most elementary and important goal of any learning program to keep learners interested, active and motivated to explore the course further. In this blog we’ll talk about ways that can keep your e-learners engaged and coming back for more: Keep content relevant Very obvious and very important, yet one of the most poorly implemented actions in instructional design. Whatever you do, and by whatever we literally mean anything – reading material, stories, videos,…
 
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    TalentLMS Blog - eLearning | Instructional Design | LMS

  • How to Build a Serious Game: Part 3

    John Laskaris
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
    Creating serious eLearning games is not only fun but rewarding too. As an instructional designer and eLearning developer you are not only working with instruction design theories but also combining game design theories to create game activity to learning goals alignment.Alignment is the keyword in this article. How can game activities, whether information providing or informal assessing be aligned with learning goals? Better yet, what are the best teaching strategies (game play strategies) for a particular learning goal?You will be surprised to discover that there are several types of…
  • How To Convert Your PDFs into eLearning

    John Laskaris
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:08 am
    No matter where you go, you will run into a pdf file! Be it on-the-job training or Policies, Procedures and Guidelines – pdfs come in all shapes and sizes. Newsletters and company important announcements (or instructions for new application implementation procedures) all come in portable document format, in attractive colors and impressive images embedded.New employee orientations come in pdfs. Need to learn a new job aid? It’s a pdf again – electronic or hard copy. Need to apply for a new facility within your organization? Go through the pdf to learn “step by…
  • Employee Onboarding Training

    John Laskaris
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:39 am
    What do successful organizations know about handling and retaining new hires that you don’t? Why is new hire training so critical to an organization? Let’s redefine the role of the HR department.Think: talent management. When an employee is hired, the HR is aware their strength and how critical it is to the organization. The hire was a logical result of a gap in talent. An effective HR department knows the monetary value of talent and how it will help fulfill the organizational strategy and KPIs.The employee onboarding training is not your regular “orientation” program. It is one of…
  • Introducing the “Custom Homepage”

    John Laskaris
    14 Jan 2015 | 3:08 am
    It is very common to want to customize the initial user experience for your learning portal.This experience is mostly controlled by the set of pages that end-users view before logging in. To control this set of pages an integration with a system like WordPress is needed which increases the complexity substantially.That’s why we took it in our hands to make our clients’ life easier. Today we are very excited to announce a new feature called “Custom Homepage”. You can now build a good-looking, mobile-friendly promotional website for your learning portal within…
  • How to build a Serious Game: Actors and Their Roles

    John Laskaris
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:13 am
    “Decision making is assessed best in learning-by-doing scenarios. Winn focuses on four elements: Learning (content and pedagogy), Storytelling (character, setting and narrative), Game play (mechanic), and User experience (User Interface). Brian Winn, Associate Professor, Michigan State UniversityDid you hear about RPGs? Role Play Games? Serious games in the eLearning environment are predominantly role playing. There are actors, players, non-players, invisible actors that “act” based on your decisions.According to Brian Winn, training programs that shift from text-based eLearning to…
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    Learning In The Cloud

  • LMS Predictions 2015: Mother of All Crystal Ball Picks

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

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

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

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

    Expertus - Innovation in Enterprise Learning
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    By Joy Church Millard, Sr. Editor, Expertus Editor’s Note: Welcome to the second interview in our “Learning Luminaries” series — where we showcase conversations with the brightest and most innovative minds in the world of enterprise training and development! This month, we feature Tom Clancy, VP of Education Services at EMC Corporation. Tom is an award-winning pioneer in customer and partner training, whose transformational learning strategies have generated a net increase of more than $80 million a year to EMC’s bottom line. Q1: Tom, what is EMC’s business focus?
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    Lambda Solutions » Blog

  • 2015’s Top 10 Trends in HR, Talent and Learning Strategies—Part 1

    Sean Hougan
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:46 pm
    If you share our enthusiasm for the quickly changing work world, you will be keen to learn the trends this year in corporate HR, talent management and learning. This is the 11th year that Bersin by Deloitte has published their annual report  and we couldn’t be more excited to summarize their insights for you. As […]The post 2015’s Top 10 Trends in HR, Talent and Learning Strategies—Part 1 appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • 5 Insights into Workplace Social Learning Technologies

    Sean Hougan
    23 Dec 2014 | 4:36 pm
    The evolution of social technologies from Yahoo in 1995 to Facebook in 2004 has greatly impacted the way we communicate and hence the way we learn in our professional lives. Saba and the Human Capital Media (HCM) Advisory Group surveyed over 500 senior leaders from a wide range of industries and company sizes to better […]The post 5 Insights into Workplace Social Learning Technologies appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • 2014’s Top three Innovations in eLearning Pedagogy

    Sean Hougan
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:13 pm
    The Open University recently released a report on the new innovations in teaching, learning and assessments which are changing higher education at large. While the report outlines the ten eLearning pedagogy innovations that are predicated to profoundly impact the way post-secondary students learn, there are three that we believe will have the most immediate impact in […]The post 2014’s Top three Innovations in eLearning Pedagogy appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • Getting Started with Gamification for eLearning: Identifying Gaming Components

    Sean Hougan
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Now that you have a deep understanding of how Gamification and Game Based Learning differ, it’s time to begin considering the Gamification elements that will help increase engagement in your eLearning courses. Many people think that Gamification is a complicated and technical process but this is simply not true. Using gaming components, you can begin building […]The post Getting Started with Gamification for eLearning: Identifying Gaming Components appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • Why Governments want Open Source Software

    Sean Hougan
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:07 pm
    A recent report co-published by Zimbra and the Ponemon Institute, The Open Source Collaboration Study: Viewpoints on Security and Privacy in the US and EMEA, confirmed the changing perceptions of open source software. Once thought to be risky for security and privacy concerns—the study uncovers the fact that open source software is now viewed to be of […]The post Why Governments want Open Source Software appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
 
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  • Where To Find The Best Pizza In Lagos

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:32 am
    Ha this question took me nearly two weeks of research to get a definitive answer, an answer that I am confident of and I am certain will not let anyone down. 3 things I look for when I move to a new city 1 is best internet provider (shout out to swift 4g), 2 is... Read More Source: Where To Find The Best Pizza In Lagos
  • How Not To Clean Your HP Envy M6 (With Back-Lit Keys)

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:28 am
    The Envy M6 is a generally great computer, you just have to love the build quality and the design. As beautifully built as it is, it is extremely fragile. Popularly known as the Mac Book clone of the century, this beautiful machine like its Mac counterparts is quite fragile. We have decided to make a... Read More Source: How Not To Clean Your HP Envy M6 (With Back-Lit Keys)
  • How To Reduce Data Consumption In Windows 8.1 (Disable BITS)

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:43 am
    Yes, so you upgraded your PC to Windows 8.1 and you have noticed you have started consuming 1 gigabyte of data for every 3 hours you are on the internet? Haven downloaded absolutely nothing or streamed nothing. Maybe you are just doing research with your Google or maybe you are just reading Wikipedia. Where did... Read More Source: How To Reduce Data Consumption In Windows 8.1 (Disable BITS)
  • How To Bathe A Stubborn Dog Without Getting Bitten

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:26 am
    If you are like me and you own a Rottweiler or maybe you really like to live on the edge and you got yourself a dubber-man or a bull dog, you must agree that bathing them when they are young and cute is not so bad, in fact it is quite easy. Every little thing... Read More Source: How To Bathe A Stubborn Dog Without Getting Bitten
  • Where To Find The Best Sharwama In Akure

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:03 am
    Anyone who lives in Akure, Ondo State will admit the town/city is not exactly the best place for turn up… It’s a really quiet place with very little happening. This in turn means the city is perfect for only people looking for down time and not young people looking to have fun… At least for... Read More Source: Where To Find The Best Sharwama In Akure
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    eFront Blog

  • Cloud: the good, the bad and the better

    Nikos Andriotis
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:37 am
    Businesses and organizations vary not only in size but also in needs. It seems obvious, but it’s incredible how many software packages and services are offered with an unwieldy “one size fits all” mentality. eFrontPro on the other hand was built with flexibility in mind. And that’s not just in the features it offers that enable you to organize and manage your classes in any way that fits your workflow and needs, but also in its deployment, with its different configurations of deployed and hosted installation options. In this post we are going to take a look into our…
  • Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning

    Nikos Andriotis
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:51 am
    Facebook and Twitter. The two biggest social sites on the web at the moment (there’s also Google+, but that’s for the most part a wasteland analysts say). Chances are that you (and your spouse, mom, and perhaps dog) have an account on one or even both. But are they any good for anything else, besides getting in touch with friends, exchanging gossip and viewing holiday pictures, baby and pet snapshots, and celebrity status updates? Specifically, are they any good for e-learning? Sure, they aren’t designed specifically for that. But we humans are an inventive species (we…
  • Sneak peak: what’s in store for eFrontPro in 2015

    Nikos Andriotis
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
    Sneak peak: what’s in store for eFrontPro in 2015 When Steve Jobs first introduced OS X he said it would be the foundation for the next ten years of Mac OS. While some classic Mac OS users complained about a few changes compared to how the old OS operated, OS X was proven not only a stable platform for Apple to build upon, but also something that brought in ten times as many users as Mac OS classic had. eFrontPro is like our OS X. It’s a rethinking of eFront, created from scratch with modern technologies and with us pouring in all the experience and wisdom that supporting eFront…
  • The Power of What Others are Doing

    Nikos Andriotis
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    Staring at the blank screen or sheet of paper is every creative’s nightmare. E-learning professionals are not far from writers and designers in this sense, as in most cases they need to start from scratch and build a program that will truly add value, be aesthetically pleasing and is in line with the learning objectives of a company. The easiest way to fight creative block is to simply glance over to what others are doing and copy what seems to be working for them. John Cullum’s character in the film Kill Your Darlings declares, “There can be no creation before imitation.” This seems…
  • Extend eFront with modules for fun and profit

    Nikos Andriotis
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    In our recent introduction to eFront’s architecture, we emphasized it’s open source nature and extensibility. In this post we’ll take a look at eFront’s module system, and how it enables eFront users to extend and mold the software to their e-learning needs. Modules what? In the software world we call extensible programs “modular”, and their distinct units of functionality “modules”. When those modules are installed separately and after the installation of the basic software, they are also called “plug-ins” and “add-ons”…
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    eLearnhero

  • 8 tips how to have a successful Kickstarter campaign

    Sydney Cohen
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Full of tips to give your audience something they’ve never seen before in a Kickstarter campaign. The post 8 tips how to have a successful Kickstarter campaign appeared first on eLearnhero.
  • 4 great languages courses for impatient entrepreneurs

    Paal Ringstad
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    We've summarize the best language courses for entrepreneurs that need to do business in a new country and want to learn a language fast! The post 4 great languages courses for impatient entrepreneurs appeared first on eLearnhero.
  • Lynda is giving away free courses and we selected the best ones for entrepreneurs

    Sydney Cohen
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Lynda free courses for entrepreneurs To celebrate one million Facebook likes, Lynda is giving  away 12 free courses. Here is a selection of the best 4 courses for entrepreneurs we’ve selected for you.  The courses are only available until the 2nd of February 2015. You have to sign up to be a member, but these […] The post Lynda is giving away free courses and we selected the best ones for entrepreneurs appeared first on eLearnhero.
  • Hack reactor acquires Maker square

    Sydney Cohen
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    Hack reactor acquires Maker square The rise of accelerated learning programs It seems that Hack Reactor are now looking to create a network of schools to normalize the coding academy style. Because it is an expanding niche, it seems that Hack Reactor’s founders want to the entire market. Quoting Shown Drost from Techcrunch “If you […] The post Hack reactor acquires Maker square appeared first on eLearnhero.
  • Udemy Reviews, the money machine

    Paal Ringstad
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Udemy review: the money machine Udemy is a course marketplace.Listing everything from business, marketing and management skills to cooking, sports, and guitar classes. With over 22,000 courses to look at, you’ll have quite some choice of courses. Although I am sure there are great quality courses, I think it is difficult to know which one is the […] The post Udemy Reviews, the money machine appeared first on eLearnhero.
 
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    CourseBit

  • Theme ‘Reveal’ sneak peak! Free Moodle theme

    Joseph Conradt
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:51 pm
    New ‘Reveal’ Moodle theme in the works. CourseBit is proud to announce the development of the new Moodle theme Reveal. Reveal is built using Bootstrap and will display stunningly on all devices. It will soon be released to the Moodle community and be available as a free download! The theme’s main goal is to provide appealing elements to the frontpage such as an image slider, testimonials, marketing sections, and press quotes. The footer has also been extended to support better custom content and formatting. Take a peak and the current development build! Reveal is being…
  • Squared: an Artistic Theme for Moodle

    admin
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Free Moodle theme for your creative side. If you are looking for something outside the box, then you will be interested in trying the new Squared theme by David Bogner. This theme shies away from the standard “Moodle” look and introduces some artistic UI concepts. Squared does a nice job of abstracting the typical “block” look found in most themes. The content region takes focus while the administration takes a back seat. This theme is pleasing to the eye and will add a creative edge to your Moodle site. David describes his theme as “The idea of this theme is to…
  • Track Users in Moodle with Google Analytics

    Joseph Conradt
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Moodle + Google Analytics. If you are interested in tracking the behavior of your Moodle users, you will be happy to know integrating Google Analytics in Moodle is quick and easy. Google Analytics will give you access to all sorts of data relating to traffic on your website. You will be able to see where your users are located, what pages they are visiting, the devices they are using, and how long they are spending on each page. Plus many, many other useful analytic data. And the best part; it is completely free!   Step 1: Sign up for Google Analytics If you do not have a Google account…
  • More Bootstrap Elements for Moodle

    Joseph Conradt
    30 Dec 2014 | 10:57 am
    Take advantage of this add-on for existing Bootstrap themes. In the fight to make Moodle function better a new plugin Bootstrap Elements was released earlier this month to add more components to existing Moodle Bootstrap themes. The plugin is developed and maintained by Mike Grant and Jez H, and can be downloaded here. The plugin adds Modals (popup boxes) and Toggles to Moodle courses for better content display.   Many universities and organizations have switched to using Bootstrap based themes for their Moodle sites. The trend has been ongoing and some of the most popular Moodle themes…
  • Install and Manage Moodle with Git

    Joseph Conradt
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:36 am
    Ensure a clean Moodle code base If you work with Moodle files directly, you may be spending more time than you should with management. Instead of manually copying Moodle files and plugins back and forth between upgrades, use Git. Git is a source control tool that allows software projects to have a central repository in a hosted location. You can download it here: http://git-scm.com/downloads Git will allow you to essentially “clone” the files from Moodle’s online repository at https://github.com/moodle/moodle. So instead of downloading prepackaged Moodle distributions from…
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