Rapid E-Learning 101 Rapid elearning can mean many things. For some it means easy tools that let you build elearning courses without special programming skills. For others, it means being empowered to quickly share your expertise with others. Ultimately, it’s usually about getting the right information to people at the right time while operating at the speed of business. Rapid E-Learning 101 If you’re just getting started with elearning, this series brings you up-to-speed.
The newsonomics of a news company of the future What will news companies look like in 2018? How will they operate differently? That future is coming into focus. While many publishers’ vision is still quite blurry, it’s the Financial Times that is clearest-eyed about its roadmap and its future. The FT’s clarity first struck me when I sat down for an introductory talk with FT.com managing director Rob Grimshaw in London in fall 2009. getting the news (This post is part of News.me’s ongoing series, “Getting the News.” In our efforts to understand everything about social news, we’re reaching out to writers and thinkers we like to ask them how they get their daily news. Read the first post here. See all of the posts, from writers and thinkers like Zach Seward, Anil Dash, and Megan Garber, here.)
Building Scenarios for E-Learning Generally you have two types of courses. Some are all about pushing information out to the learners. And some focus on changing behavior and performance. Both have their roles in the world of elearning. Performance-based courses are easier to assess because you can measure performance before and after. Financial Times passes 2m users for its HTML5 web app The FT's web app is already more popular than its native iOS apps The Financial Times has attracted more than 2m users to its HTML5 web-app, 10 months after its launch. The app was launched in June 2011 in response to Apple's introduction of new rules governing subscription-based iOS apps. The sticking point for the FT was less about Apple's demand for a 30% cut of subscription revenues for people signing up from its native app, and more about a lack of access to data on those subscribers. The FT says its app has boosted its mobile business to the extent where it now drives 12% of FT.com subscriptions and 19% of traffic. The newspaper says that in the last six months, its smartphone users have increased by 52%, while tablet users are up 49%.
Silicon Valley Watcher - at the intersection of technology and media: MediaWatch Archives Clara Jeffrey, Co-Editor, Mother Jones interviews Matt Taibbi. Matt Taibbi, the former Wall Street beat reporter for Rolling Stone, and now heading a digital magazine for Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media, spoke at the Commonwealth Club’s Inforum event Thursday in San Francisco. Taibbi was promoting his book, “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap” described by Timothy Noah in the New York Times, “as infuriating as it is impossible to put down.”
PowerPoint for E-Learning To successfully use PowerPoint for rapid elearning, you need to do two things: Rethink how you use PowerPoint. Most people approach it from a linear presentation mindset, building slides the same way they would for face-to-face presentations. That just doesn’t work for elearning.Learn to use PowerPoint’s features. Once you scratch the surface of the tools available in PowerPoint, you’ll see it’s more than adequate for building great elearning. In many ways it’s the ideal choice because it offers a blend of speed, ease-of-use, and cost savings. Newspapers: By the Numbers By Rick Edmonds of the Poynter Institute, Emily Guskin, Tom Rosenstiel and Amy Mitchell of PEJ “By the Numbers” houses a comprehensive set of charts and tables telling the story of each media sector. For a narrative summary, visit the corresponding essay. Revenue Rapidly declining advertising revenues continue to be the industry’s core problem. The losses in 2011 were slightly worse than those of 2010 – 7.3% compared to 6.3%.
Q&A: Tarleton Gillespie says algorithms may be new, but editorial calculations aren’t Should Facebook be allowed to decide what information we do or don’t see? Should Google be responsible for ensuring that their search results don’t offend or incriminate? If we allow platforms to determine what content and information we encounter, are we defaulting on our civic responsibilities? Overdrive Develops Social Learning Infographic for SkillSoft Here at Overdrive, we love to highlight our clients’ successes and the collaborative effort of our team members. We worked with our client, SkillSoft, to develop and launch their Social Learning infographic, now available. This recently completed infographic offers valuable insight into this industry, and expresses the opportunity and benefits of incorporating social learning into organizations. The infographic is complete with live-links, allowing users to gain deeper knowledge on the social learning industry and further engage with SkillSoft and their community.
The Changing TV News Landscape by Mark Jurkowitz, Paul Hitlin, Amy Mitchell, Laura Santhanam, Steve Adams, Monica Anderson and Nancy Vogt of Pew Research Center The news programs that Americans watch on national cable channels and their local television stations have changed significantly in recent years while the network evening newscasts have remained remarkably stable, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. On cable, the news structure of the three channels—the mix of interviews, packaged segments and live coverage—has changed. After relying on significantly distinct formats five years ago, the three rivals now look strikingly similar.
A Global Guide to Tricky Pronunciation English pronunciation is a troublesome thing to master for ESL and EFL students. Those who try to learn without regular auditive stimulation have a particularly difficult time with accurate pronunciation. Plus, some sounds in English just don’t exist in some foreign languages, like the “th” sound. Pronunciation snags happen between many languages. For example, Portuguese-speakers do not understand the sound of “j” that many Spanish-speakers use for the consonant “y.” Most Japanese and Chinese speakers have a hard time with the sound of “ell” coming from any other language, and often confuse it with “ar.”
How to Create an Entirely Different(iated) Customer Experience - Communications Media & Technology Article - A.T. Kearney Leaders in telecom, utilities, and insurance are boxed in as their markets become commoditized, saturated, and regulated. How to break out of the box and return to growth? Reconnect creatively with customers. Creating a unique customer experience is one of the best ways to achieve sustainable growth, particularly in industries that are stagnating. If a telco, a utility, or an insurance company can create a highly differentiated customer experience that turns dissatisfaction or indifference into delight, it will recruit an army of vocal advocates online and offline, gain market share, and generate revenue growth. Sound simple?
The Idea of Collective Leadership Presented by Dr. Mari Pearlman, with guest Dr. Susan VanZantSponsored by NASSP For the final webinar in the Learner-Centered Leadership 2011 series, we presented an interview with Dr. Susan VanZant, an award-winning California principal and school leadership consultant. Data-driven decision-making is her speciality, and she knows first-hand all of the challenges of moving a school or district to a new way to thinking and acting.