Thursday, January 5, 2012

Miss out on Learning 2011? Check out the Learning Wiki

Did you miss Learning 2011 (Masie Conference)?  If so, here's the scoop on available content - lots of great information, videos and a free eBook!

Learning Wiki: Content, video and participant perspectives on the seminars and keynotes at 

Watch interviews with Inventor Dean Kamen, learning leaders from Walmart and Starbucks, and much more. The interviews are rboken into segments focused on key questions; you can use them or pass them along. Go to for the videos from Learning 2011.

 eBook Released: Learning Perspectives 2011: This year’s Learning Perspectives 2011 e-Book was just released in open source for your download and reading. Articles from several dozen “30 Under 30” learning professionals, with their views on the changing nature of our field. In addition, Bob Baker, CLO of the MASIE Center, has a detailed perspective on the role of “Checklists” for the learning world. Download it at

Learning 2012 Dates: October 21 to 24, 2012 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Early Registration will open next week for those who want to use 2011 funds for next year’s event.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Free webcast (ASTD members) - Twitter 101: The Basics and Tips for Learning Use

Thursday, January 12 • 2:00 p.m. ET
Presenter: David Kelly
Twitter is an excellent tool to leverage for both personal and professional learning and growth, and more and more organizations are harnessing its power as part of learning programs. And with that, many learning professionals are encountering the same challenges, such as: How can I use Twitter in my learning programs if I don't even know how to use Twitter myself? What is the platform's value? We will explain what Twitter is, walk through the steps to (properly) set up a twitter account, define much of the technical Twitter terminology, and share some examples of how learning professionals are using the platform.

Open to all as part of the ASTD 2012 TechKnowledge webcast series

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Free video presentation software

With Knovio, take your existing PowerPoint slides and quickly and easily add your own video to synchronize with the slide content. You can then share this new presentation out to your intended audience by email or social media. 

You don’t need any special software to use Knovio. From a standard web browser you simply upload your existing PowerPoint files. You will need a webcam and microphone to record your video and audio which is already installed on most laptop computers.

Check it out:

Monday, January 2, 2012

Webinar: The Secrets to Rapid eLearning Success, Jan. 17th

eLearning Guild:  Thought Leaders Webinars

January 17
Tom Kuhlmann |VP, Community, Articulate
Here’s a story that resonates with many: You were a good explainer, so you became a trainer. Then your company said, You’re now doing eLearning. So you bought a tool and got your courses online. Soon you started hearing that all your stuff looks and feels like PowerPoint. So you started building better-looking courses. But then you went to a conference and someone said, you need to make your course more interactive. So you made them more interactive. But then your company said, You need to develop these courses more quickly. How do you keep up with all of these demands and produce effective eLearning?

Register now: