Jul 30, 2011

How to Add "Gamification" in Your eLearning Design - Webinar

Session Description
Do you know how Gamification can boost learning effectiveness?
Gamification is the application of theories in gaming,its attendant rewards and its motivational impact. It has caught the attention of both learning designers and elearning developers because gamification presents new opportunities to raise the learner's engagement and learning applications. But how to make it a practical enhancement to the elearning design is a mystery.
In this webinar, Ray Jimenez will present case studies on how to apply gamification to enhance your eLearning projects.
Learning Benefits:
  • The impacts of gamification in eLearning design
  • Its similarities and differences from other activity and interactive approaches
  • The essential parts and components that make gamification successful
  • The step-by-step process of adding gamification in your eLearning design
  • Demos and examples of eLearning with gamification models
About Ray Jimenez
Ray Jimenez is the Chief Learning Architect and Founder of Vignettes Learning and Vignettes for Training, Inc., a systems development and consulting company specializing in e-Learning and Performance Systems, eLearning course development and interactive tools and VFTNetworks, a social learning community platform.
Ray has over twenty years experience in the consulting and training industry. He started his career as management consultant for Coopers and Lybrand in the areas of information management systems and management training. He has delivered lectures and workshops and consulted with clients in the United States, Asia and Europe. Ray has designed the architecture of several e-learning and e-performance software and management systems.
Ray is the author of "3-Minute e-Learning", "Scenario-Based e-Learning", "Do-It-Yourself eLearning, "Micro-Learning Impacts Report", and soon to be released books on "Micro-Learning Worlds" and "Story-Based eLearning Design." Among his clients are Booz Allen Hamilton, Ernst & Young, Psychological Associates, Transamerica Financials, Boeing Company, Ryland Homes, Countrywide Home Loans, Oracle Corporation, U.S. Air Force, Oakwood Worldwide, Aramark, Chipotle Restaurants and National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA). Ray has presented to several associations and business organizations including American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), Training Magazine Events, and e-Learning Guild. Ray is an adviser to eLearning programs for University of California, Irvine, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center and Assumption University, Bangkok. He completed his PhD from St. Peter's College and Studies in Interactive Media from University of California, Los Angeles.
Workshop and briefing participants describe Ray as "fun", "engaging", "technically savvy", "has depth in e-learning experience", "balances theory and hands-on experience" and "inspiring".

  Ray Jimenez, Ph.D., Chief Learning Architect
  Vignettes for Training, Inc. 

  Date: Tuesday, Sept 20, 2011
  Time: 10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern
  (60 Minute Session)

Buyer’s Guide to a Cost-Saving Web Conferencing Solution

Learn the Advantages & Cost Savings to Web Conferencing

Web conferencing has become the #1 solution to save costs without compromising quality interaction and collaboration with customers, partners and employees.

In order to maintain profitability, traveling to meetings by conventional means is now out of the question. For Sales & Marketing and IT departments, learn the advantages and cost-savings of purchasing a basic or advanced Web Conferencing and collaboration solution

Learn why Web conferencing is fast becoming a mainstream tool for business. You will learn:
  • Web conferencing defined
  • The 10 most important things you should know about Web Conferencing
  • Cost considerations and list of the top 17 vendors offering Web Conferencing
  • And much more...
See why Web Conferencing is fast becoming the mainstream tool for improving business exchange and collaboration.
The source page is here :

and you can download also :
FREE VoIP Buyer's Guide
FREE VoIP Comparison Guide

From the same page.

Gadgets, Games and Google for Learning: How to Leverage the Latest Technologies for Learning

Gadgets, Games and Google for Learning: How to Leverage the Latest Technologies for Learning and Performance Improvement

Session Description

What is the best way to design instruction for today's technology tools and for the creation and delivery of e-learning? What tools are most effective for delivering what types of training? This session highlights how organizations are leveraging Smartphones for performance support and mobile learning, how game-based learning is being designed to teach everyone from firefighters to sales reps to call center employees and how quick searches and meta-data are changing the landscape of how employees learn and their information expectations. Join Karl Kapp, author of four books on the topic of the convergence of learning, technology and work as he explores some of the research, thinking and examples of learning technology in action.

  Karl Kapp, Ph.D., Professor
  Bloomsburg University

  Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2011

  Time: 10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern
  (40 Minute Session)

Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning - Webinar

Technology-Enhanced Teaching: Tinkering, Tottering to Totally Extreme Learning
with Dr. Curtis Bonk
It is time to stretch toward the edges of learning from those of us tinkering on the shores to those whose learning approaches are tottering in new directions and even landing in totally extreme or alien lands. This talk will showcase examples from all three worlds - the world of the tinkerer, the totterer, and the totally extreme. Which world will you find yourself?

Join us and discover the three states of online learning today:The tinkerer: Content to tinker with blended forms of learning by embedding shared online videos, simulations, timelines, collaborative groups, and open access articles in their courses
The totterer: Such instructors hand over the keys to their learners and let them drive for a bit.
The totally extreme: These instructors tap into virtual explorers, artists, archeologists, and adventurers to excite their learners, embracing mobile, virtual, and telepresence technologies.

Thursday, October 6, 2011
6 - 8:30 p.m.
University Center Ballroom
Sponsored by the UMBC ISD-Training Systems Graduate Program

The Truth About Social Learning - Webinar

Session Description:
"Social learning" and "informal learning" are among the training industry's hottest phrases these days. But there's so much confusion over what they mean, and what they mean to those of us in the business. A few truths:
  • Social learning isn't new.
  • Social learning isn't necessarily ‘managed', ‘launched', ‘controlled', or ‘measured'.
  • People in the workplace are learning all the time - without us.
  • Those people likely don't think of what they're doing as "learning".

In this session we'll spend some time looking at real examples of social and informal learning as it happens in workplaces all the time, every day. Along the way we'll generate some ideas for locating, supporting and facilitating social learning opportunities toward the greater goal of enhancing organizational performance.

About Jane Bozarth
Dr. Jane Bozarth has been a training practitioner since 1989. In her years with North Carolina, USA state government she has served as Staff Development Specialist for DHHS, the Training Director for the Department of Justice, and the E-Learning Coordinator for the NC Office of State Personnel.

Speaker: Jane Bozarth, Ph.D., eLearning Director of the State of North Carolina

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Time:  10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

You can register here :

Creating eLearning with Adobe Captivate for Android Devices - Webinar

Learning Anytime, Anywhere - Creating eLearning with Adobe Captivate for Android Devices

Session Description
Joe Ganci will discuss the factors involved with creating or repurposing eLearning for handheld devices and show how to use Adobe Captivate with Adobe Device Central (both included in the Adobe eLearning Suite) to create, test and deliver excellent eLearning.
Users will be able to access interactive, media-rich learning experiences wherever and whenever desired.

About Joseph Ganci
Joseph Ganci is President of Dazzle Technologies Corp., a custom training and learning company located in Ashburn, VA, right outside Washington. D.C.

Since 1983 he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. Joe holds a degree in Computer Science, and is a published author, having written several books and articles about e-Learning.

Joe is widely considered a guru for his expertise in e-Learning development, and has taught classes and seminars at leading universities, in many government facilities, commercial firms, and educational institutions, and has spoken at many industry conferences. He is on a mission to improve to better the quality of e-Learning with practical approaches that work.

  Joseph Ganci, President
  Dazzle Technologies Corp. 

  Date: Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011

  Time: 11:00AM Pacific / 2:00PM Eastern
  (60 Minute Session)