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  • Seven ways that video can transform learning at work

    Clive on Learning
    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…
  • Is e-Learning Your Best Choice?

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

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    tom
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:03 pm
    I’ve just finished a number of workshops and capped it off with a session at Devlearn. It was a great time of meeting many of you and learning more about what you do. As always I get a bunch of questions via email when I travel. Here are answers to frequently asked questions. I don’t have a large budget or a lot of time, but I’d like to use more video in my courses. Is there an easy way to do this? Yes. Years ago producing video was expensive and labor-intensive. Today, many of us have smart phones to record and even edit video. Videos don’t need to be big productions. Once you have a…
  • If You Confuse Learners, You Lose Them: 4 Steps to Effective Communication in eLearning

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

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

    GrrlScientist
    15 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today’s caturday video introduces the online game, Bird Song Hero. It uses audio and visual cues to help people learn birdsongs so they can identify wild birds by voice alone. Those who follow along are aware that Saturdays are known as “caturday” amongst many within the blogosphere. Some “bloggers” only share pictures of and stories about their cats whilst others use this day as an opportunity to remind people about the world’s many fascinating animals, almost all of which are overlooked, under-appreciated or just plain unknown to the public.Since I’ve recently been having fun…
  • Learning a language – 10 things you need to know

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

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

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

    Nancy Coleman
    7 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    The UK has a long tradition of online learning, but regulation and a shift in attitudes are needed to stay top on the international stageOnline learning is still seen as the poor relation in the UK – but it’s time for attitudes to change. As the student cap is lifted, and opportunities for expansion increase, online education offers a way for UK universities to compete internationally without struggling to meet capacity.It’s a different story in the US. There, online degree courses have turned a corner. No more lurking in the shadows as the lesser option, the fallback. If it wants to…
 
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  • An empirical examination of individual and system characteristics on enhancing e-learning acceptance

    fsaba
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:34 am
    Due to the continued prevalence of e-learning underutilization in Indonesia’s higher education context, this study empirically examines individual and system characteristics believed to influence students’ acceptance of e-learning systems. The proposed research model is developed to examine the influence of five characteristics of the Technology Acceptance Model using the Structural Equation Modelling technique. This study found that both individual characteristics, computer self-efficacy and internet self-efficacy, play an important role, indirectly affecting perceived intention to use…
  • Building Mobile Apps for Faculty

    fsaba
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s application development team meets faculty mobile app needs by working collaboratively, managing goals and expectations, and emphasizing transparency. Campus Technology Full Article
  • The Use of Fair Use

    fsaba
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    WASHINGTON — Publishers are seeking “corrective authoritative guidance” from the federal government to stop the trend of court rulings they say are expanding copyright exemptions beyond their legal intent, but higher education associations argue interfering could upset the balance between copyright holders and consumers. Insider Higher Ed Full Article
  • What counts as educational video?: Working toward best practice alignment between video production approaches and outcomes.

    fsaba
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:21 pm
    The twenty years since the first digital video camera was made commercially available has seen significant increases in the use of low-cost, amateur video productions for teaching and learning. In the same period, production and consumption of professionally produced video has also increased, as has the distribution platforms to access it. Furthermore, advances in social media technologies and learning management systems have changed the ways in which video materials can be used in teaching and learning. These developments have, among other things, brought about a complexity in the…
  • A Painful Transformation

    fsaba
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Faculty members at Connecticut’s regional universities and community colleges are considering a coordinated revolt against a systemwide plan they say prioritizes centralization and online education over academic excellence. Inside Higher Ed Full Article
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  • More Answers to Your E-Learning Questions

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

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

    tom
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:40 pm
    In a recent blog post I featured a series of free images that work well for safety training. Quite a few blog readers asked how I customized the free images for the safety training demo I posted. In today’s post, I’ll show you how to create your own safety training images using that same clip art style. Download & Sort All of the Free Safety Training Images Do a search for the safety training images and then download all of them to a single PowerPoint file. I sorted them by type of image so it’s easier for me to see what I have. When I save images from a single style, I title the…
  • What Instructional Designers Don’t Want to Hear

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Harold
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” – Timbuk3 Complication Many of today’s larger companies have overly complicated, hierarchical structures. As they grew to their current size, control processes were put in place to create efficiencies. To ensure reliable operations and avoid risk, work became standardized. New layers of supervision appeared, more silos were created, and knowledge acquisition was formalized, all in an attempt to gain efficiency through specialization. Support departments, like human resources, were added to manage the resulting complicated…
  • Power, Networks & Freedom

    Harold
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Power always thinks it has a great soul & vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak. – John Adams” via @JusticeWillett You Are Not the Product: The Coming Revolution in Social Networks – by @gideonro This idea that we are just products for advertisers pops up in lots of online conversations, a reflection of the current state of our advertising-driven social networks. These networks were built on TV’s old business…
  • Innovation is a network activity

    Harold
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    In business, attention is paid to innovative individuals, especially those who go on to become captains of industry. But of more importance is the ability of the network (society, organization, company) to stay connected to its collective knowledge in order to keep innovating. Just think how quickly an organization would its lose collective knowledge if people did not share their knowledge. What about an entire society? You start out with two genetically well-intermixed peoples. Tasmania’s actually connected to mainland Australia so it’s just a peninsula. Then about 10,000 years ago, the…
 
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  • Compliance Training: Love it or Hate it?

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

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

    Brent Schlenker
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    FLYING Solo as a Training Team of One “Woa…cool the motor dude. Let us see what Squirt does flying solo”. – Crush, the father sea turtle in Finding Nemo It’s one of my favorite scenes from Disney’s Finding Nemo. If you don’t remember it, or never saw the movie, Disney has the clip here. Some people might consider owning the responsibility of training as a burden, and others will naturally embrace it. But no matter how you feel about it, the job was given to you for a reason. You’ve either proven yourself as a quick study in the past, or…
  • How to Be a Successful One-Person Training Department

    Henson Gawliu Jr.
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    Some companies have the luxury of extensive training departments full of staff and resources to help ensure employees are trained to successfully perform the duties of their job. Such a scenario isn’t always possible for organizations smaller in size or budget. There are ways to creatively manage the training obligations of any size company, even a one-person training department.   Get Others Involved   If you think you are going to organize, plan, budget, prepare, implement, and track an organization’s training all by yourself, it’s time to expand your horizons…
  • Getting to Know Your Learning Colleagues: Interview with Jason Willensky

    Brent Schlenker
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This is the 3rd video interview in a series titled, “Getting to Know Your Learning Colleagues”. You can find the first two in the series here: Laura Renaud, Maggie Haenal Jason Willensky is an independent eLearning consultant in Arizona. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the healthcare industry and so we discussed some of the challenges and opportunities provided by effective learning solutions. We also discuss an interesting tool called DOZUKI for documentation, and performance support of process driven activities. And his recommended book is an excellent…
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  • Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN)

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

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

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

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

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

    Ray Schroeder
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:09 pm
    by Carla Rivera, LA Times Cal State L.A. biology students are breeding fruit flies to learn how mutations, such as white eyes or curved wings, are passed to future generations. On other campuses, subjects on treadmills are monitored for changes in blood pressure and heart rate. These are fairly common lab experiments, except for one thing: They are being conducted via computer. At colleges and universities across the country, students increasingly are using online simulations, animation and other technologies to replicate — and, some say, improve upon — the hands-on experience of a…
  • How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

    Ray Schroeder
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:05 pm
    by LIBBY KANE, Business Insider Nick Walter spent four days reading Apple’s documentation of the newly-released programming language Swift, “kind of translating into English and giving some extra examples.” Apple announced its release on June 2, and four days later Walter posted 50 videos, or one full course, to the online education site Udemy. It was an introduction to Swift for beginners, called Swift By Examples. That first month, his course earned him $45,000. Udemy charges students a set price — in this case, $99 — to access the online course as many times as they…
  • Experts See Traditional Campus, Online Education Mix Becoming the Norm

    Ray Schroeder
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:02 pm
    by Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Diverse Education When it comes to making higher education more affordable in the future, the question of whether to go to school online or to a traditional campus won’t be an either-or proposition—it will be a question of how much of which. That was one of the major points made during a panel discussion on college access and affordability Thursday at a National Education Week “Thought Leader Summit” held at the National Press Club. As competency-based credentials and online courses become more common on the landscape of higher education, students will have to…
  • Online MBA Education Infographic

    Ray Schroeder
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:10 pm
    by Best Education Infographics Ohio University’s MBA program offers this Online MBA Education Infographic about the rise of the online MBA degree. With over 6.7 million students enrolled in online education, a Master of Business Administration is the #1 most popular online graduate degree offered by 355 accredited programs. Many people believe that online degrees don’t carry as much weight as an on-campus degrees, but 77% of academic leaders say that online learning is of equal quality or better than “Face-to-Face” learning. For part-time students, it takes about 3 years to complete…
  • Cousera pledges free MOOC certificates for military vets

    Ray Schroeder
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:05 pm
    By Keith Button, Education Dive Coursera, the for-profit education technology company and massive open online course (MOOC) provider, is offering each of the 21 million U.S. military veterans a free voucher to receive a verified certificate for one of hundreds of courses to help veterans land jobs. Coursera and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will launch 20 veteran “learning hubs” throughout the country to promote interactive learning for veterans, as well as online accessibility and support.
 
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  • Education needs to adapt – this time it’s personal

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

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

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

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

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

  • Global Education Highlights (weekly)

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

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

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

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

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

    Abby Seifert
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:52 am
    #BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. We’ll usually include some commentary from the original team member who found the article, too. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content. Check back every Thursday. JOIN IN THE FUN Rather than restricting the social media conversation to a…
  • Playable UI, eLearning Challenges, and HapYak: This Week on #BLPLearn

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

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

    Abby Seifert
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    #BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. We’ll usually include some commentary from the original team member who found the article, too. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content. Check back every Thursday. JOIN IN THE FUN Rather than restricting the social media conversation to a…
  • Educreations, and Slack: This Week on #BLPLearn

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

  • Seven ways that video can transform learning at work

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

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

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

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

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

  • Oculus Rift: Freezers, smilers, grippers, swayers, screamers and freak-outs – resistance is futile

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • L&D and working out loud #wolweek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Athanasios Papagelis
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    Augmented learning is an extension of eLearning, that takes locale, context and physical space into account.Post from: The eLearning CoachIs Augmented Learning In Your Future?
  • eLearning For Soft Skills: What works?

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

  • Create eBooks with Soundtrack

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

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

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

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

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    4 Oct 2014 | 1:47 am
    My recent updates in Educational Technology and Social Media Marketing can be accessed by visiting the following links: Educational Technology Social Media Marketing
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    Latest Solar News

  • Effects Of Clouds On A Solar Panel

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hiring a Technology Consultant

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

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

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

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

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

  • C++ Programming Tutorial

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

    Derek Banas
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    I teach the Python programming language in one video
  • Android Studio Tutorials So Far

    Derek Banas
    9 Nov 2014 | 5:04 am
    In this tutorial I will cover pretty much everything there is to know about how to make Android apps. Videos will focus on explaining the major topics in easy to understand ways. I’ll also make a bunch of apps. Every article can be found below with a description. The videos are structured so that the […]
  • Low Fat Vegan Recipes 3

    Derek Banas
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    I make a vegan meat marinara sauce with homemade noodles and mushroom risotto
  • How to Make Android Apps 16

    Derek Banas
    2 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    I finish the Android Translation app and provide both an Android Text to Speech Example as well as a Speech to Text example
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    Helge Scherlund's eLearning News

  • Ladies of Lab encourages girls to stick with math, science

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    Follow on Twitter as @PGPattiZarlingPatti Zarling, Press-Gazette Media writes, "Callie Jacques was excited to hear from women who have made a career out of science, math and engineering.""I am in Advanced Placement chemistry," the Green Bay Preble High School senior said. "I like science. It's so decisive. It's either right or wrong, there's no interpretation or vagueness about it"Photo: Photo: FreeDigitalPhotos.netShe was one of about 100 to attend "Ladies of the Lab," a mentoring event this week sponsored by the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. The event brought four successful…
  • BusinessView: Survey finds youth mentorship is a strong driver of confidence in Canadian women

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:29 am
    A new study from the Canadian Women's Foundationfinds that having a mentor in your youth is a strong driver of confidence in adulthood. Among those women that cited having low self-confidence (32%), close to three-quarters (72%) believe that they would be more confident now if they had a mentor in their youth.Photo: NorthumberlandView.caAmong the 50% of Canadian women that had a positive mentor in their youth, an overwhelming majority of Canadian women (83%) believe they are confident now because of it. "Building confidence doesn't happen overnight; it's a life-long process that begins at an…
  • Always wanted to learn an instrument?

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    "Then you need to check out this start-up that's revolutionising music lessons." continues The Canberra Times.Aussie music education innovator LearnToPlayMusic is taking on Silicon Valley with the upcoming launch of Apollo-M, a subscription-based "all-you-can-eat" music lessons and social media platform for budding musicians.Taking inspiration from subscription successes Netflix, Spotify and Oyster, the ambitiously named Apollo-M will offer unlimited eBook, video and audio music lessons, podcasts, web TV shows, sheet music and documentaries about learning and playing popular instruments…
  • A Programmer Describes How He Nearly Went Insane Learning To Code

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Follow on Twitter as @LisaEadicicco"Software engineering salaries have just hit an all-time high in the US, so it's natural to think that this seems like a better time than ever to learn how to code." according to Lisa Eadicicco, Tech Reporter for Business Insider. With free services such as Codecademy and other cheap online courses, it almost seems like a no-brainer. But just because the information is accessible doesn't mean it's necessarily easy to learn.Photo: Quincy LarsonQuincy Larson, a software engineer for online coding tutorial site Free Code Camp, recently shared his…
  • Could online learning see the end of snow days?

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    "As the weather turns colder, snow could be on the horizon, which is always a disruptive force in the world of business." summarizes Virtual College.Photo: FreeDigitalPhotos.netSnow days are seen as a blessing by children who would rather spend the day playing outside, rather than being in school. However, the same cannot be said for businesses that have paid hefty costs for office-based training programmes that staff cannot attend.How does a firm provide the necessary training to its workforce, regardless of the weather? E-learning could be the solution.Last year, schools in the state of…
 
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  • Interactive graphic: The Berlin Wall then and now

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

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

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

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

    david
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
      View the infographic The post What’s My Risk Of Catching Ebola? appeared first on Elearning Examples.
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  • Pre-university online learning experience positively influences higher education study skills says new research (IOE)

    Daniel Christian
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:36 am
    Pre-university online learning experience positively influences higher education study skills says new research – from Anne Keeling, Media Relations for Pamoja Education New research says online learning prepares 16-19 year olds well for university London – A research study by the Institute of Education University of London (IOE), England has explored the impact of online learning on 16-19 year olds and its influence on their learning experience at university. The study was conducted between February and July 2014 and involved a literature review, a self-report survey with…
  • A piece of the Next Generation Learning Space: Personalized room settings per professor/teacher/trainer

    Daniel Christian
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    Seed Rapid Prototyping Kit – build connected products quickly and easily – with thanks to Joanna Wasiluk for posting the tweet below   .@SeedLabsInc Rapid Prototyping Kit – build connected products quickly and easily http://t.co/iitk7Uo0bs *This is a game changer. #IoT — Joanna M. Wasiluk (@joanaw) November 20, 2014       From DSC: Applying this concept towards learning spaces, such machine-to-machine communications would provide personalized room settings per professor, teacher, or trainer. Excellent.  
  • MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning; also Karl Kapp’s course on the Gamification of Learning

    Daniel Christian
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
      MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning Excerpt: How can games unlock a rich world of learning? This is the big question at the heart of the growing games and learning movement that’s gaining momentum in education. The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning [PDF] explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use. The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning started as a series of blog posts written by Jordan Shapiro with support from the…
  • President Obama supports free, 2-year Coursera Verified Certificates to teachers for district PD

    Daniel Christian
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    President Obama supports free, two-year Coursera Verified Certificates to teachers for district professional development – from blog.coursera.org Excerpt: The President of the United States, Barack Obama shared his support today to over 3 million teachers across the US with Coursera. In front of a packed house at the Superintendents’ Summit in DC today to promote the Future Ready Pledge as part of the ConnectEd Initiative, President Obama disclosed a new offering by Coursera to give teachers free Coursera Verified Certificates for district-approved professional development.  …
  • 11 things we just learned about how the Apple Watch works [Miller]

    Daniel Christian
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:53 am
    11 things we just learned about how the Apple Watch works — from theverge.com by Ross Miller     Excerpt: As of [11/18/14] , developers can now make apps for Apple Watch. Well, they’re not separate apps so much as they are extensions of pre-existing iPhone apps, and there isn’t a lot of flexibility in the WatchKit toolset — but it looks like that’ll change next year.
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  • Product Review: Microsoft Office Mix add-in for PowerPoint 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jon Aleckson
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    Gamification is revolutionizing the field of learning and development. That was the main thrust of the Game On! Gamification Strategies for Instructional Designers and Trainers skills seminar I led at the recent ASTD Chicagoland Chapter meeting at the DePaul University School for New Learning on September 18th. Using micro-credentials to reward users for acquiring new knowledge or improving skill sets is a potential growth area for associations looking to enhance eLearning initiatives and increase learner engagement, but the concept of gamification extends far beyond the use of badges and…
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  • Tim’s Top 3 PowerPoint Design Tips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sujatha B
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    As the name suggests, in this info graphic, we will compare the roles of people involved in eLearning development with those in film making and find out the similarities between them. It is common knowledge that films entertain and an eLearning course educates. Though these both fields differ, we can find some similarities in their development processes. Here is a comparison of the roles and processes involved in eLearning development and film-making. Hope you find this post interesting. Would you like to add to the list? Please do so. Related PostsHow to Create Section 508 E-learning Course…
  • Articulate Storyline Templates: Which One Is Right for You?

    Gitika Nagra
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Templates play key role in facilitating quick and effective development of online courses. Articulate Storyline comes with several in-built templates that help the eLearning developer make the best use of readymade layouts. It also allows customization of these templates which goes a long way in meeting client requirements efficiently. Let’s see more about templates in Articulate Storyline. Character Display Panels In eLearning, characters make the course interesting and engaging. Learners can relate to the characters and are also called avatars, guides, learning agents and so on. They…
  • 10 Things You Should Know About E-Learning Development – Part 2

    Priyanka Dhondi
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    In my previous blog 10 Things You Should Know About ELearning Development – Part 1, I have shared a few things that you need to keep in mind while developing an eLearning course. In this blog, I would like to share more points on the same. 6. Avoid grammatical and spelling mistakes Mistakes in spellings and grammatical errors such as improper use of commas, periods and apostrophes can stop your learners from taking an eLearning course. So, it is very important to check your content to make sure that it is free from grammatical and spelling mistakes. 7. Having realistic scenarios Try to use…
  • E-learning to Meet the Sales Training Needs of Pharmaceutical Firms – An Infographic

    Mohd Abdul Wahed
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    It is well-known that sales representatives of pharmaceutical companies play a very important role in their success. So, how can the efficiency of sales forces in the drug-manufacturing industry be enhanced? What does it take to impart excellent training to these people, whose jobs involve extensive travel? E-learning can be used to impart first rate training to salespersons of pharmaceutical firms. Let us see more. Hope you find this post interesting. Do share your views. Related PostsSales Training – Best Practices to Adopt – An Infographic3 Reasons Why E-learning Is Ideal to…
  • M-learning or E-learning – What’s the Difference?

    Shweta Vyas
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Organizations are globally going for the trainings that are exclusively technology based trainings like eLearning. Many of them are also moving towards mLearning. But there are certain differences between eLearning and mLearning. Here, in this blog, I will discuss a few areas where these training formats differ from each other. Accessibility: It’s very easy to access an eLearning course, anywhere, anytime, if you have a laptop with you. At times it is tough to access online course through laptops, a stable environment is required to go through eLearning. On the other hand, those who have…
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    The Learning Dispatch

  • Elearning for Outreach Purposes

    adib
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
       There’s training that you are required to take and finish—compliance training for ethics, sexual harassment, information security. Safety training. Training that you must complete before you use specialized applications. And then there’s training that you don’t have to take. Training that you need to be persuaded to take. One way to think about this kind of training is as outreach. Read more >> read more
  • Producing Quality Audio Recordings – Part 1: The Setup

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

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

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

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

  • Incredibly Obvious e-Learning Design

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

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

    12 Nov 2014 | 8:56 am
    The Serious eLearning Manifesto is meant to be a constructive, actionable document for developing quality learning. While the manifesto itself is not meant to be “learned,” there are plenty of tips and tools that can help you practice the principles of the manifesto in your real-world designs and projects. For instance, to help facilitate its impact you could create flashcards to memorize its values and principles, print up a poster and hang it high in the office, or even create a worksheet/checklist for reference on every project.  But before you rush off to the printer, why not…
  • What Happened to e-Learning Instructional Design?

    Ethan Edwards
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:51 am
    e-Learning has been around for a long time. I started designing e-learning modules in graduate school back in 1983 in what was already an established field. Granted there was not yet an Internet, but the basic challenge of designing instruction for automated individualized delivery was well underway. What is surprising is that after so many years of effort, the field still seems to be perceived as “new.” The field continues to grow impressively in practitioners and dollars spent. Yet everywhere there seems a pervasive agreement that much e-learning falls short of actually being everything…
  • Social Media in e-Learning: Waste of Time, Magic Bullet, or Something In Between?

    Nicole Mellas
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    A lot of online training is pretty boring and content-centric. If you’ve spent any time reading this blog (or even perusing the blog titles), you probably won’t find this statement to be all that earth shattering. (If you do find it to be earth shattering, oh boy are you in for some surprises on this site!) Now, I’m not going to spend my time today writing another blog about what a shame it is that so much training lacks focus on the learner. I’m not going to ask you to read more about how successful e-learning employs contextualized challenges with rich feedback to create an…
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    SHIFT's eLearning Blog

  • The Most Basic Things eLearning Professionals Need to Know About Learning

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

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

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

    11 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    Every learner wants to believe that their teacher is an expert who can give them knowledge they did not know. Realistically, that isn’t enough to keep the learner on task. The world today is full of stimuli that get our attention. Our brains want that same kind of stimulation in a learning setting. This is even truer in eLearning environments. Therefore, eLearning professionals have to find different ways of attracting the eLearner’s attention by varying content delivery, asking challenging questions, giving them new things to think about, and so many other things. Our brains, including…
  • Four Data-Backed Tips to Help You Rock Your Next eLearning Course

    6 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    When it comes to eLearning content, boring means learners who aren’t engaged. The challenge in designing courses is how to avoid stumbling through a series of hints and still end up with boring content. Here are four tips for effective eLearning course design based on solid data. Stumble no more.
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    eLearning Industry

  • 3 Instructor-Led Training Pitfalls to Avoid - and 16+ Solutions

    Catherine Davis
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    Instructor-Led Training Crime Wave Sweeps the Nation: Have You Seen The Facilitator? Several deaths have been recently reported. The means? Death by PowerPoint®. The innocent victims were the participants of a live instructor-led training event. The assailant, widely known as The Facilitator, took out the entire audience with numerous slides of bullets, leaving the victims unresponsive when found at the scene. Those who survived this grave event seem to be suffering from group amnesia and cannot recall what occurred as The Facilitator delivered bullet after bullet. Are you guilty of being…
  • Path-Goal Theory for e-Learning Motivation

    Christie Wroten
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    What is Path-Goal Theory? The Path-Goal Theory says that a leader can affect the performance, satisfaction and motivation of a group in 3 ways: Clarifying how to achieve performance goals Removing any obstacles that stop employees from achieving performance goals Giving rewards when employees achieve these performance goals Where did Path-Goal Theory come from? Leadership expert Robert J. House developed the Path-Goal Theory in 1971 and then revised it in 1996. House received his Ph.D. in management from the Ohio State University in 1960 and was also a founder of the Global Leadership and…
  • Tips To Use Blended Learning In Corporate Training

    Christopher Pappas
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    How To Use Blended Learning In Corporate Training Blended learning offers the best of both worlds. Not only do you benefit from the implementation of synchronous learning, but also you have the chance to benefit from “go at your own pace” techniques that are part of asynchronous learning. However, if you want to take full advantage of blended learning, it's a good idea to learn about the various blended learning models and how to utilize them. Michael B. Horn the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Clayton Christensen Institute, has divided blended learning into 4 models and 4 sub-models…
  • Online Grading to Make Teaching Life Easier

    Samantha Gartner
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    Overview of Moodle Gradebook Moodle’s gradebook collects grades from all gradable activities in a course, allowing the teacher to manage them in one place, and also provides students with an overview of their grades. Teachers are able to easily edit, recalculate and view grades and report through Moodle to provide rewards and credentials in line with objectives, Moodle activities such as quizzes can be automatically graded - a real time-saver - while essays and other submitted work needing manual grading benefit from customisable scales, rubrics and outcomes, all within the control of a…
  • SCORM and Tin Can API: The difference between DVDs and Netflix

    Melanie Moffett
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    The evolution of SCORM Advanced Distributed Learning assumed the lead in promoting SCORM as the defacto language that an LMS uses to communicate. Its guidelines have helped L&D organizations develop an LMS and content that is accessible, durable, interoperable and reusable. As various editions evolved over the past decade through community feedback, the API's design and capabilities improved On one hand, SCORM allows you to collect data. On the other, it doesn't give you the ability to manipulate it or combine it with other sources of information. The logical extension: Tin Can API First,…
 
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    Raptivity Blog

  • Walking down the Interactive Learning Path with Raptivity

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

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

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

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

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

  • 21 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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

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

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

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

    Saga Briggs
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach education differently? For starters, we wouldn’t have to concern ourselves nearly as much with boosting students’ academic confidence. If a student knows she has the same capacity to succeed as her fellow learners, then she’ll be less likely to give up or drop out. In a similar vein, students would view test scores not as measures of self worth, but as evaluations of a chosen learning strategy. When Johnny sees that, despite his…
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    USMLE / Internal Medicine ABIM Board Exam Review Blog

  • 5 General Internal Medicine concepts to Master for ABIM & USMLE

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

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

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

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

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

  • Inspiring E-Learning Quotes from the Great Masters

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

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

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

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

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

  • Top Sound Engineering Schools in America

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

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

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

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

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

  • Why Your Employee Development Should Cover More Than Just Training

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

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

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

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

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

  • The 6 Dos and Don'ts of Reddit Marketing

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

    Kate Cornelius
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    To follow up on sales week, this week we’re celebrating marketing week! We’re a small but mighty team here at OpenSesame and take pride in our work (especially this blog!).   Training can be a huge help to marketing professionals at all levels and in all industries. Whether you’re starting fresh or a seasoned pro, we’ve got courses to help you sharpen your marketing skills. Want to enhance your creative thinking or get certified? This week’s featured courses have you covered!   Marketing's role in business today is critical and has grown over time. This course introduces the key…
  • How Your Business Should Be Using Pinterest

    Hannah Huston
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    Pinterest, one of the newer social media networks, has been hugely successful with its users. Rated as 2014’s number one social network in customer satisfaction, Pinterest is quickly becoming the social media site. But before Pinterest can get there, it needs to overcome a few obstacles, such as the impression that Pinterest is all about online scrapbooking and that you can’t be productive. For most people, this is true, but in reality if you know how to use it effectively you can take advantage of Pinterest’s huge audience and use the site to organize information, find inspiration,…
  • Life As a Startup Marketing Manager

    Ernest Sliter
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    As Seth Godin once said, “The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.” No one knows this better than marketing managers, the leaders responsible for creating interest in a businesses’ products and services. Ever since the airing of the popular television drama, “Mad Men,” advertising and marketing have been associated with glamor and excitement. Modern marketing managers are a bit different than their fictional counterparts, however, working extremely hard to plan promotional campaigns, manage social media,…
  • Check Off Two Big To-Dos From Your List

    Katie Hurst
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Doesn’t this time of year seem to move faster than other months? One minute you’re handing out candy to costumed kids in your neighborhood, and the next you’re ringing in the new year. In the meantime, you’re adding more things to your “To Do” list then subtracting them. With less than 30 working days remaining before the new year, quick and simple solutions are even more valuable in helping you keep that “To Do” list manageable. And if those solutions ensure your training budget remains intact for the new year, all the better! Fortunately, getting quality training content…
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    Online Education College Courses E-learning Platform Resources

  • Haiku Learning - Elegant Education Resources for Unified School District

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

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

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

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

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

  • How Virtual Reality is Changing the Way We Travel

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

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

    Origin Learning
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Reading is inevitable. No matter how multi-faceted learning becomes with the spread of technology, no organization can absolutely evade from including reading material in its training stock. It may be in the form of training manuals, on-the-job-guides, compliance documents or information sharing books, some form of reading is, and should be a included as part of training because it serves the purpose of being a useful reference document for every employee. However, not all reading material is welcome by employees. Most of them may consider reading to be a ‘boring’ activity and secretly…
  • How to Make More Sense of Your Training Material

    Origin Learning
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:41 am
    A Training Manual or Material is a compilation of instructions. It has an objective of developing an improved approach towards enhancing the productivity of a particular task. Training material is used for almost every other thing we use in our daily life. Not an appliance comes without a booklet that trains you in mastering its use.  In fact the big daddies of the mobile world like Apple and Samsung have even introduced m-manuals in their respective stores to equip users with the latest software updates and the multitude of new options that are available for them. Interestingly, one needs…
  • 5 Things To Look Out For While Choosing An LMS

    Origin Learning
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:57 am
    Choosing the right Learning Management System is an arduous task and if not done carefully, may lead to a substantial waste of time and money. But most importantly, it may fail to achieve its main purpose: of creating the right online learning environment in the organization. Look out for the following things before you make the big decision: Customizable and intuitive interface The interface should be simple so that all kinds of users feel easy to use it. Compare good and bad websites to understand how a neat, simple yet comprehensive interface makes all the difference in the willingness to…
 
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    TalentLMS Blog - eLearning | Instructional Design | LMS

  • 5 Ways to Use Certification Feature in Your LMS

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

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

    John Laskaris
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:50 am
    Last month we published a list of top 10 articles about synchronous learning so it’s about time to take a look at the opposite approach – asynchronous learning. But we do realize that real-time e-learning experience is not always an option. For those of you who don’t want to set time limits for your learners, we harvested 10 must-read articles about asynchronous learning.1. Synchronous vs. AsynchronousWhere do we start? From the same article we started our list of top 10 articles about synchronous learning. To choose between synchronous and asynchronous learning you first…
  • 8 Questions To Ask About Your eLearning Audience

    John Laskaris
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The fundamental step towards meaningful learning material development is to identify the learners. Analyze your audience.What motivates them? What capabilities do they have? What do they lack? Can they co-tutor in a learning session?What eLearning format will be best for your audience: synchronous, asynchronous or blended learning? Are your learners senior-level managers? Are they end-users?A basic blunder most novice instructional designers commit is insulting the intelligence of the learner. Exercise caution with senior managers. The instructional designer should double as the course…
  • 10 Must-Read Articles About Blended Learning

    John Laskaris
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    Asynchronous and synchronous learning mixed together? Brick and mortar school structure and online delivered content at once? That’s blended learning. Not so new concept of blending different teaching techniques is getting more and more popular in scholar education and in workplace training. Although some experts claim that we all use blended learning and don’t even know it, we surely can do it better and more effectively. We gathered top 10 articles about blended learning that will not only explain the idea behind combining learning techniques but also give you answers to your…
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    Learning In The Cloud

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Top 10 Human Capital Trends of 2014

    Sean Hougan
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    It is hard to believe that we are already nearing the end of 2014! Looking back there has been a lot of exciting progress in the realm of Human Capital Management. This past year was a pivotal time for organizations as they left the hardships of the recession behind and began to look forward to […]The post The Top 10 Human Capital Trends of 2014 appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • Shai Reshef: Changing the World through Disruptive Education

    Sean Hougan
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    “When you educate one person you can change lives, and when you education many…you can change the world.”   We recently had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Shai Reshef—education entrepreneur, President of University of the People, and one of WIRED magazine’s top 50 people predicted to change the world. With a lifetime of experience working […]The post Shai Reshef: Changing the World through Disruptive Education appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • Everything you need to know about SCORM

    Sean Hougan
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:07 pm
    In our webinar last week we recognized that the majority of attendees came to learn more about SCORM compliance. We assumed the majority of people were coming to understand how to create effective and engaging eLearning but our first poll question stated otherwise— nearly 70% of participants wanted to know the ins and outs of SCORM. […]The post Everything you need to know about SCORM appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • The 3 LMS Features that Increase Employee Engagement

    Sean Hougan
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    We’ve written before about the pervasive issue that is stagnating economic growth in the US—employee disengagement. According to research from Gallup, only 30% of American workers are engaged. What do we mean by engaged? As Gallup defines, engaged employees “work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company [and therefore] drive innovation and […]The post The 3 LMS Features that Increase Employee Engagement appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • Navigating the LMS and TMS Market in 2015

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

  • How a Culture of Learning Impacts Business Performance

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

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

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

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

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

  • How To Use Google Hangouts On Your Computer Without Google Chrome

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    16 Nov 2014 | 2:46 am
    So, on October 9th 2014 Google released the hangouts chrome app for Chrome OS and Windows. What most did not know is that this was a lot different from the in browser Google Hangouts extension they had been using previously. With this new Hangouts app that Google has released, you can now use Hangouts staright... Read More Source: How To Use Google Hangouts On Your Computer Without Google Chrome
  • How To Use Google Chrome To Edit Your Website CSS Quickly

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    16 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Most developers do not need this tutorial but just in case you are not a developer, maybe just a guy who bought a WordPress theme from ThemeForest of Template Monster and is having serious problems switching colors around then this will seriously help you. You of course have to have Google Chrome installed on your... Read More Source: How To Use Google Chrome To Edit Your Website CSS Quickly
  • How To Fade Off Dark Spots

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    Dark spots can be extremely unpleasant especially when they are present on the face, arms and legs, generally areas often exposed to sunlight. Dark spots are often painless and are caused by hyperpigmentation which occurs when a part of the skin is damaged leading to excessive melanin formation, sun burns, disorders of the liver, hormonal... Read More Source: How To Fade Off Dark Spots
  • How To Treat Dandruff Naturally

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:34 am
    Imagine getting all dressed up, feeling really good about yourself, only to comb out your hair and start noticing white flakes of dandruff falling all over the place. This could really be a bother and it’s embarrassing when someone points out dandruff in your hair in a public place. Dandruff occurs as a result of... Read More Source: How To Treat Dandruff Naturally
  • How To Soothe A Sore Throat

    Ifemidayo LayGiri
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:57 pm
    The cold weather can cause your throat to become really sore and dry. A sore throat is mostly accompanied with cough, causing serious pains around the throat. You can’t talk, laugh or even swallow without feeling uneasy. Sore throat is caused by bacterial and viral infections, smoking, allergies, too much of singing and yelling etc.... Read More Source: How To Soothe A Sore Throat
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    Defined STEM

  • Energy, Society, and the Environment

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

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

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

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

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

  • Is e-Learning Your Best Choice?

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

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

    Nikos Andriotis
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:34 am
    Zen? As in that old Japanese (right?) religion (right?) thing? What does that have to do with software and e-learning, I hear you say as soon as you read the title of this post. Well, it might take a little enlightenment (pun intended) to see Zen’s relevance to the topics we are usually discussing in this blog, but there is indeed a connection. Zen, in final analysis, is an ancient tradition, and as such it was proven so useful to different people and in different times, that it managed to stay relevant and survive to this day. Maybe it can be of use to us too? Let’s see……
  • E-learning course development: How to balance between size, cost and time? Pt. 2

    Nikos Andriotis
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    E-learning course depelopment… how do you do it? (You can find part 1 here) Creating anything is an exercise in balancing ideals with realities, or ambition with available resources. We should know that, as we used the same introductory statement for the first post in this series and didn’t have the resources to update it for this one. In the previous post we discussed how e-learning course creators can plan and manage their costs (or budget, if you prefer the fancier term). However, cost itself, is just one element of the cost-size-time triad, and when one changes, the other two…
  • The power-law distribution (and you)

    Nikos Andriotis
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    There’s an interesting phenomenon in statistics, that, as those things are known to do, also applies to blogging, business, learning, sales, software development and lots of other things besides. Since we are a blog by a software development company that sells e-learning software for businesses it only seems fitting that we would devote a word or two to that phenomenon. You may know this phenomenon by one of its many names ― names that refer to its different aspects and characteristics: power law, long tail, 80/20 rule, the Pareto principle, etc. Technically speaking, a “power…
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