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Templates and tools

Clark Quinn

Let’s be clear: what’s typically referred to as a template is usually a simple screen type for a rapid authoring tool. So however you want to scaffold quality and creativity, whether through templates or other tools, I do implore you to put in place support to ensure the best outcomes for you and  your audience.

eLearning Templates – 20 Resources

Tony Karrer

Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts come through eLearning Learning that provide eLearning templates or toolkits or other kinds of interesting resources. And the list would be even better with help - see Curator Editor Research Opportunities on eLearning Learning. eLearning Technology.

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Charles Jennings

I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate.

SharePoint Templates for Academic Departments

Tony Karrer

work at a University and one of our first task’s is to work on a template that might meet 80% of an Academic Departments needs. actually don’t know where to find templates that might go behind the kinds of use cases that I discuss in Using SharePoint or that is described above. Please help. eLearning Technology.

Fixing the quirky noQuirks blog template

David Weinberger

Thanks to Mirek Sopek, the folks at Mako Lab diagnosed why my new WordPress blog template was going all wonky in Internet Explorer 9. You have to put it at the top of the index.php file. D’oh! We still don’t know why it worked on my copy of IE 9, at the same version level and both 64-bit. Thank you Mirek and Mako Lab!

A Few Really Useful and FREE Social Media Tips Sheets and Resources

Beth Kanter

Infographic Template for Nonprofit Annual Report:   Just in time! You can sign up here. You can read about how to use it and access it here.

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What is #responsivelearning and why should I care?

Xyleme

We discovered that the biggest barriers companies face to producing effective responsive learning content are Skills, Tools, and Templates.

Successful Social Media Content Strategy Is A Continuous Improvement for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

Format Templates , Content Asset Organizing Tools, and scheduling software that covers this whole process. Format Templates and Cheat Sheets.

Online Newspaper Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

CMS, templates, classifieds, and cloud hosting, among other features. Bulletlink Templates and allarently free hosting, $59/month. Templates would have to be rewritten, as they're not very good. Here's a demo of the newspaper template. These are sites set up using Drupal and then expanded with various modules.

Our new instinct

David Weinberger

This is helpful information because Avery doesn’t have nearly as many ready-made templates for Pages as it does for Word. Avery doesn’t have a Pages template for its Beige Design Filing Label, Clear, 30 per sheet (# 5029 ), so you made your own? So the article walks the reader through the page and table settings. Excellent.

Under the ‘Content’ Cover

Clark Quinn

That’s why we create external tools like checklists and templates to support good design. Instead, we could be using checklists or templates to ensure we get the right elements. And I think that simplification is a path to bad learning design. It misses emphasizing the nuances, and that’s a bad thing. Right? design

Becoming personal knowledge managers

Harold Jarche

Reusing a memo that was approved as your template for the next memo to ensure it gets through.”. We already are doing it!

Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash

Tony Karrer

You choose templates, add text, images, audio, video and quizzes, then publish for web and mobile. Now any document can become a Web page."

The 2 views of workplace learning: L&D and Employee

Jane Hart

The technologies they employ underpin this approach: e-learning authoring tools to create templated content, and a LMS to store all the usage data.

No Sweat DIY Infographics

Beth Kanter

Most of think about infographics as part of our marketing and communications tool box. Here they are: 1. Most are in the public domain. Visual

Designing Learning Like Professionals

Clark Quinn

But just following a template isn’t sufficient. I’m increasingly realizing that the ways we design and develop content are part of the reason why we’re not getting the respect we deserve. To truly design learning, we need to understand learning science. Medina, Willingham), and then there’s a lot of smoke.

Why I Love @Canva for Nonprofits and Why You Should Too

Beth Kanter

The tool is easy to use, includes templates, and lots of useful how-to information. Cambodia Visual

Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?

Xyleme

But if we put the structure and these templates around the content and really standardize, then we can flip that. An LCM.what? You know what?

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LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

Content Authoring Tool/Templates (Includes Assessment). ?. ?. Content Output Templates. ?. ?. What does an LMS do? Features of an LCMS.

How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer

Beth Kanter

Cover Photo Template. Full Mock-Up Template. Nonprofit Techie Ash Shepherd to the rescue! Source: Ash Shepherd. Debra Askanase.

Organizing Talent

Harold Jarche

There is no template. The opposite of ‘routine’ is ‘original’ Labour is routine. Talent is original. Nothing yet.

The Key to Great Year-End Fundraising? Your Brand.

Beth Kanter

Then we play that out across every part of the campaign—from the stories we tell to the design of the email template and copy in the direct mail piece.

A Few Good Tools To Manage Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth Kanter

YesWare :  The primary benefits of Yesware are e-mail templating. Yesware E-mail templates make that task more efficient.

Aligning with us

Clark Quinn

Instead, we see rapid elearning tools and templates that tart-up quiz questions. First, our thinking isn’t all in our heads.

#datanerds: Six Steps to Great Graphs and Charts

Beth Kanter

Step 5: Save as a Template. Make this process easier in the future by saving the chart as a template. Low budget? No programming skills?

5 Book Recommendations for Nonprofit Networking and Data Nerds

Beth Kanter

Show Your Work by Jane Bozarth. The Connect Effect by Michael Dulworth. Impact and Excellence by Sheri Chaney Jones. Evergreen. Books

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Global Pulse HunchWorks Project: Week 3 Challenge

Adaptive Path

” and 17”x11” - some sketching templates we often use. Imagine you're a researcher working with farmers in Uganda.

Global Pulse HunchWorks Project: Week 3 Challenge

Adaptive Path

” and 17”x11” - some sketching templates we often use. Imagine you're a researcher working with farmers in Uganda.

What I Learned From @nancylublin About #dataonpurpose

Beth Kanter

Their primary communications method is text and that lends itself to templates.   was all about data.   Culture of Iteration. Focusing on KPIs.

Building an alliance

Harold Jarche

While there is no template to follow, a good starting point is to develop a network culture. Managing Collaboration. Image Source: Evocator.

Telling Stories: Mapping the Patient Experience at John Muir Health

Adaptive Path

We provided them with a resource template similar to a table of contents. Oral storytelling is a universal human trait. Healthcare

If You Do Nothing Else, Use An Editorial Calendar and Measurement for Your Digital Strategy

Beth Kanter

Photo by Gary Clark. Become Your Own Publishing Powerhouse with LightBox Collaborative’s 2014 Editorial Calendar guest post by Holly Minch. Great idea!

The next middle class

Harold Jarche

The BIG kicker, is that there is no template or rule book. Each pays dues and devotes years to honing a craft. Communities complexity Work

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Shiny objects and real impact

Clark Quinn

The analogy here is that using all the fancy capabilities: tarted up templates for simple questions, 3D virtual worlds, even adaptive learning, might not be needed if we did better learning design! And this is worthwhile,  if the content you are starting with is good. And even then, is it really necessary. design

Content engineering

Clark Quinn

What’s involved is tighter templates around content roles, metadata describing the content, and management of the content. We’ve heard about learning engineering and while the focus is on experience design, the pragmatics include designing content to create the context, resources, and motivation for the activity.

Design like a pro

Clark Quinn

Yet, somehow, we see elearning tools like ‘click to learn more’ (er, less ), tarted up quiz show templates to drill knowledge, easy ways to take content and add quizzes to them, and more.  We see elearning that’s arbitrary info dump and simplistic knowledge test. The answers appear to be yes and no. design

Free E-Book: NetworkforGood Giving Day Planning Guide

Beth Kanter

Click to Download. While it may be the dog days of August,   GivingTuesday 2014 kicks off on December 4th. Number of donors. Number of new donors.

The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their article starts off with one of the best descriptions I’ve seen of the long-term promise of blockchain. They guide managerial and social action. 

Working wiser?

Clark Quinn

So we can have job aids that provide guidance, or bake it into our templates. Noodling:   I’ve been thinking about Working Smarter, a topic I took up over four years ago. Working smarter, of course, means recognizing how we  really think, work, and learn, and aligning our processes and tools accordingly.

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Five years of editing Wikipedia

Dave Snowden

Templates and images also but in much smaller numbers. Its become a daily addition and I have made friends and enemies in the process.