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A Conversation with Yury Uskov of iSpring

The other day I had an opportunity to ask Yury Uskov of iSpring a few questions about his company and the future of eLearning.  Yury founded the company, iSpring, in 2005 and today iSpring tools are used by over 40,000 customers in 155 countries, including 148 of the Fortune 500 companies, and the world’s top universities. Yury  has […]

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Training 2015 Conference: eLearning Maker Faire Resources

Welcome and excited you will take part in the eLearning Maker Faire at Training 2015. Before the conference, you need to download the following to your laptop or mobile device. Microsoft PowerPoint (Version 2010 or later) Codebaby (Please Download the Free 30 day Trial) Stencyl (Please Download Stencyl 3.2 Starter) Also, for Stencyl please download […]

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eLearning Maker Faire: Create Cool eLearning Take-Aways-Resources

Here are resources for the Maker’s Faire. Stencyl Link to Work Files OnlineLearning Makers Fair – Stencyl from Helmut Doll —————————————————————————————————- PowerPoint Timer Creation Creating a Timer in PowerPoint from mjnich —————————————————————————————————– PowerPoint Take Notes on the Slide During a Presentation Take Notes Right on a PowerPoint Slide from Karl Kapp —————————————————————————————————– CodeBaby Instructions Generic […]

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Learning Station Resources for #SPBT2014 #LTEN

Here are slides to accompany my creation station session. Here are the slides for adding the capability to take notes right on a PowerPoint slide without having to leave PowerPoint, great for brainstorming sessions and for collecting thoughts of learners. The notes can be saved with the PowerPoint presentation and distributed later. Here are the […]

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Animation as an Aid to Learning

Here is a quick summary of seven principles for animation indicated in a 2002 article by Richard E. Mayer and Roxana Moreno. In general, the two conclude that “animation can promote learner understanding when used in ways that are consistent with the cognitive theory of multimedia learning.” Principles: Multimedia principle–Present animation and narration rather than […]

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Two Software Tools for Creating Simulations

Here are two tools that can be used for creating effective and engaging simulations. Let me know of other tools. SimWriter What started as a tool for internal simulation development is now a patented authoring tool available to license and use for your own e-learning simulation development. It is now on version 3.0 and features, […]

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Three Programs for Creating 3D Training Games

The other day I received an email message asking if my upcoming book “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” gives instructions on how to build games. The short answer is “no.” While the book provides content related to the design of games, the development of games and integration of game elements into e-learning, it is […]

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What is a Cognitive Apprenticeship?

The concept of cognitive apprenticeship is grounded in the theory of Situated Cognition. Situated cognition is a theory of instruction that suggests learning is naturally tied to authentic activity, context, and culture. The idea is that the person and the environment in which they are learning cannot be separated in any analysis of learning. They […]

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