Jan 31, 2013

The E-Learning Formula - Free ebook


Almost two out of every three hours of employee training are now being delivered by some form of e-learning.

Learn how to create the type of e-learning that clients crave and your competitors will hate:

In this 21-page guide, you will learn:

Where to start with your e-learning strategy.
The different types of selling situations and how to close deals more often with e-learning.
How to develop an e-learning solution that attracts larger training contracts.


Jan 21, 2013

62 Tips on Effective eLearning Instructional Design -ebook

   It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the new learning technologies that become available every day: mobile apps, 3-D virtual worlds, geolocation, MOOCs, new development tools, and on and on. But despite the allure of these toys and shiny objects, the success of any eLearning project rests primarily on effective instructional design, not on any mix of technologies. Only eLearning that addresses the needs of learners and stakeholders—and does it in ways that facilitate learning transfer, knowledge retention, and skills development—has any significant value.
You need expert help to get past the distractions. This eBook features tips from 62 from top eLearning professionals and instructional design experts, offering guidance in areas including:
  • Making Learning Stick
  • Effective Instructional Design and Development
  • Managing Project Costs and Time
  • Demonstrating Your Value
  • Documenting and Managing Your Designs and Standards
  • Designing for Mobile
  • Customizing and Personalizing Learning

Contributing Editor, Karen Forni


Jan 18, 2013

Exploring the Business Case for Open Educational Resources - ebook

Table of Contents:
1 The Context of OER
   1.1 Global Trends and Challenges in Education
   1.2 The OER Value Proposition

2 The Economics of OER
   2.1 Introduction
   2.2 OER and Course Design
         The value of investing in course design
         Costing for course design and development
         A case study from Guyana
   2.3 OER and Textbook Publishing
         The cost of textbooks in Brazil
         Educational textbooks in South African secondary education
         Other emerging trends in open textbooks
   2.4 Open Access Publishing
   2.5 OER and Accreditation

3 Conclusion

4 References

by Neil Butcher (Author), Sarah Hoosen (Author)
Publishers: COL (September 2012)


Nov 12, 2012

FREE templates for Captivate and Storyline

The site has some free templates for Captivate and Storyline :

For storyline :

  • 4 Master Slide Layouts
  • Styled Question Bank With 13 Question Types
  • Matching Buttons
  • Matching Arrow Animations
  • Captivate Storyline File with 2 scenes (Main and Quiz) (.STORY)
  • Intro Music
Deom :

For Adobe Captivate 6 :

  • 4 Master Slide Layouts
  • Styled Question Pool With 9 Question Types
  • Matching Preloader
  • Matching Arrow Animations
  • Matching Smart Shapes
  • Theme File (.CPTM File)
  • Intro Music
the download  link :

Good Time .

Sep 23, 2012

Twitter New Style

Twitter allows users to add banner.
 It is a nice touch.

As you can see here ( as example ) :

You can do this by following these simple steps :

1- Select Setting as you can see in this picture :

2- Click on Design :

3- Go to "Customize Your Own" section, Then Ckick on Change Header.

Notice : Recommended dimensions of 1200×600Maximum file size of 5MB

4-Then Pick up your Image. 
Adjust the image then click save.

Thats it.

Hope this help someone.

Good time.

Sep 21, 2012

Certificate in Virtual Worlds

The program offers a Certificate in Virtual Worlds.

Program Overview :
Learn to use simulated environments to enhance all types of organizations, including online communities, education, retailing, political expression and military training. As technologies develop, virtual worlds become more sophisticated, more common and people spend more time in them. Position yourself to be part of this emerging movement that has become a reality beyond just gaming. Your education will be hands-on and practical; you will learn exclusively in a simulated environment.

Program Features
Graduate credits
Hands-on experience with analysis, design and development of virtual world platforms using Second Life
Completion of a capstone project resulting in a customized virtual world in Second Life

What the Program Covers:
Platform selection and use
World design and creation
Human interactivity and metrics
Integration with business systems or databases
Effective evaluation of virtual worlds

You will learn to:
Apply and combine concepts, processes, issues and skills from information management techniques, educational theory, technology design and digital culture to choose, design, develop and measure goals in Virtual Worlds.
Analyze virtual world platforms, examining design methods and user-centric design for human-information interaction.
Apply concepts, strategies and skills related to the life cycle of virtual world planning, design and product development.
Use evaluation techniques involving human factors, cognition, gaming strategies, performance tracking and feedback systems to ensure the ‘stickiness’ and defined value in Virtual Worlds.

Who Should Apply
Graphic designers
Game developers
Communications specialists

A friend emailed me the program .
I hope it will help someone.
Good luck.

Sep 19, 2012

How to deliver technical training via mobile devices

This is a webinar from CDG Company for mobile, you can join it free .

With the rise in usage of mobile devices, what opportunities does this offer technical trainers? How do you create content that works well on mobile devices? How can you ensure that it functions correctly on all types of devices?

In this webinar presented by Luke Dart, Technical Content Developer, Advanced Learning Solutions Team, CDG a Boeing company, you will learn how mobile devices can be used to support your training activity to reduce classroom time and meet the needs and expectations of your students. It will give you insights into how other training departments are using mobile devices and ideas for your own training function. You will learn about some of the current limitations, what can be achieved and how to make it happen.

Join this live, interactive webinar to learn:

The contexts in which mobile devices can be used for training
The benefits they offer
How to structure content for mobile devices
Delivering content via mobile devices – what is possible and how it is done
The current limitations and issues
Who will benefit from attending:
Technical Training Managers
HR Managers
Engineering Managers
Customer Support Managers
Maintenance Managers

Luke Dart, Technical Content Developer, Advanced Learning Solutions Team, CDG a Boeing company

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

9:00 am / 09:00 (GMT)
10:00 am / 10:00 (BST)


Good time.