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Top 5 Things NOT To Do when Authoring E-Learning

1135124_28581582.jpgWe always talk about the things that we need to do.  Those little dotted “i and crossed “t type details that make us stand out from the pack as we strive to offer something special and exciting to our students.

But what about the other side of the coin?  What about those simple little habits that manage to slip unnoticed through the cracks as they chip away and undermine all of our hard work and dedication?  Why do we never talk about these things?

We all know they exist, yet year after year it becomes easier to ignore them altogether rather than take the time to deal with the issue right from the beginning. (more…)

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4 Ways to Mold Yourself into the World’s Most Ineffective Leader

1335583_42968226.jpgThis week, I am going off topic a bit to talk about leadership (which is indirectly related to e-learning, and more related to learning as a whole).

Question: do you know the number one criteria for career advancement in America?  Tenure.  Yep, park your rear in a chair long enough and someone is bound to promote you eventually.  The problem with this strategy is that leadership, unlike fine wine, does not get better with age.

Now, before you all break out the pitch forks and other sharp, spiky type items, let me explain what I mean by that. (more…)

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3 Ways E-Learning Will Look Different in 2013

1276359_74191928.jpgRemember what it was like to be little?  To be just another kid hanging out in the neighborhood and dreaming about what the future would look like?  Yeah, those were the days.  I don’t know about you, but I was pretty sure that the Jetsons were on to a thing or two!

Well my friends, the future is now.  We have arrived, not just into the next century, but into the second decade of the next century and its time for us to take a closer look at what that means to the would of E-Learning as a whole.

We may not be cruising around in flying cars just yet, but we do have a few extremely impressive new resources ready and waiting for us to both explore and incorporate.  So, without further ado, I give you E-Learning….the 2013 version!

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The Apple Effect on E-Learning

1359351_76562943.jpgI remember my first Apple.  Well…it wasn’t mine per say, but it did grace the dusty back table of my fourth grade classroom and I lived for those scant 15 minutes a day spent creeping my way down the Oregon Trail.   I ruled that trail!

But that was it.  That is the single Apple related memory of my childhood.  And even beyond.  If we are being completely honest the idea of Apple as a brand didn’t even cross my mind again until the first iPod ads started working their way in front of my eyes.

Can I admit that they worked? 

I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one of those shiny white boxes of goodness! (more…)

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Slidepoint.net Demo Presentation – No Flash Required!

As you are aware if you follow this blog, we are readying the slidepoint.net online presentation site – which is a site that enables anyone to create online presentations that do not require Flash (you can sign-up free)!

So of course, internally here, we have to use it and iron out any bugs and give usability feedback. So I thought I would share with you my first presentation created with slidepoint.net, entitled … Slidepoint Demo Presentation. Enjoy!

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Tips for Adding the Right Images to Your E-Learning Content

1083507_59176087.jpgWho doesn’t like pictures?  I like pictures.  Pictures are fun.  They add interest, they add depth and they are able to say a whole heck of a lot more than I am at a fraction of the word count.

Sounds like a win/win situation, right?  Well, it is .. but only if we are talking about the right pictures!

After all, this is not a one kind fits all kind of thing.  Not in the least.  I mean,  if a picture is going to shout out a 1000 words then you want to make extra sure that you know exactly what those words are going to be!

In short, you want this images you choose to enhance the quality of your E-Learning environment rather than (more…)

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