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How to Decide When to Use SharePoint and Yammer and Office 365 Groups and Outlook and Skype (Channel 9)

How to Decide When to Use SharePoint and Yammer and Office 365 Groups and Outlook and Skype (Channel 9) | Technical Training | Scoop.it
BRK2102 Your users may struggle with these questions: Should I share a message via Skype for Business instead of Yammer, Office 365 Groups, or Exchange? Should I collaborate on data using an Excel sheet or a
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Soooo many options!

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The eLearning Guild : Best of DevLearn August 2014

The eLearning Guild : Best of DevLearn August 2014 | Technical Training | Scoop.it

In this session, you will learn:

Three main reasons we design learning experiencesEffective ways to get a learner’s attention and sustain it throughout a programFour models for approaching information and communication modulesThree different phases of knowledge and skill-builder modelsModels for creating behavior and attitude change
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Free webinar for novice and intermediate designers.

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The Most Powerful Ways to Start a Presentation

The science is clear: People make decisions on the basis of first impressions. As speakers, we need to take advantage of that.
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Good to keep in mind for any presentation, including technical training.

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Google launches online course to help you ‘think like an Android developer’

Google launches online course to help you ‘think like an Android developer’ | Technical Training | Scoop.it
The course, available in both free and paid tiers, offers training in Google’s vision of Android design and programming .
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Office Mix

Office Mix | Technical Training | Scoop.it
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Is Microsoft planning to give Adobe Presenter a run for it's money? Or is it aiming higher (Captivate, Articulate Storyline)? One thing's for certain, they'll need to provide the ability to export lessons for inclusion in other learning management systems.

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Meet 18F, the GSA’s bid to change federal IT

Meet 18F, the GSA’s bid to change federal IT | Technical Training | Scoop.it
Since its inception in early April, 18F has been tasked with solving IT problems for other agencies.
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In 18F’s early stages, the GSA is still determining how to measure whether this new approach is working. One metric, Tangherlini says, is whether agencies are using the product that 18F builds.

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Effective Training Visuals—Abstract to Concrete

Effective Training Visuals—Abstract to Concrete | Technical Training | Scoop.it
We’re back with the fourth in a series of blog posts written to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering how well their visuals add to the effectiveness of the training. The first in the …
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Give the big-picture view, create visual displays of data, present information in a visual form, use maps and mapping concepts, and represent time visually.

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The Manifesto

The Manifesto | Technical Training | Scoop.it
We believe that learning technology offers the possibility for creating uniquely valuable learning experiences. We also believe, with a sense of sadness and profound frustration, that most elearnin...
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Maxwell Hoffmann Reviews Word Up! for the Society for Technical Communication - How to Write

Maxwell Hoffmann Reviews Word Up! for the Society for Technical Communication - How to Write | Technical Training | Scoop.it
Although I’ve written this review with technical communicators in mind, "Word Up!" is an ideal word/sentence/paragraph guide for anyone who does any type of writing. Even your Tweets and Facebook postings could benefit from Johnston’s prescriptions.
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Convert a Presentation into Picture Slides easily

Convert a Presentation into Picture Slides easily | Technical Training | Scoop.it
. In this article, we will show you a surprisingly simple way to convert presentation into picture slides to help protect your content.
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Great suggestion if you don't want someone tampering with your slides, but still want the review. Also good if you need to show your slides on Adobe Connect or WebEx, which can both mess with your layout.

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Inside Apple’s Internal Training Program

Inside Apple’s Internal Training Program | Technical Training | Scoop.it
The tech company’s highly secretive internal training program is like its products: meticulously planned, with polished presentations and a gleaming veneer that masks a great deal of effort.
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Highly secretive internal training programs are cool.

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Opinion: Information Density Isn't As Important As Information Hierarchy

Opinion: Information Density Isn't As Important As Information Hierarchy | Technical Training | Scoop.it
Google's new approach to design - focused on what material an interface is
made of - is a hot topic, both in the design community and among end users.

One of the major points of contention with the new design approach is
information density, a hot word that is used specifically as a reaction to
things like the new Google Play Store designs. Some users question the new
visually-focused designs, which put pretty images of content at the
forefront, and introduce a significant amount of white space that couldn't
be found previously.
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Create a checklist graphic in PowerPoint - PowerPoint Tips Blog

Create a checklist graphic in PowerPoint - PowerPoint Tips Blog | Technical Training | Scoop.it

Create a checklist graphic in PowerPoint

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Harvard Business School unlocks the power of hands-on learning

Harvard Business School unlocks the power of hands-on learning | Technical Training | Scoop.it
Harvard Business School pushes its students out of the classroom, and they're reaping the benefits.
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Preparing students for the real world with real practice.

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5 Things to Remember When Selecting A Learning Management System

5 Things to Remember When Selecting A Learning Management System | Technical Training | Scoop.it
There are dozens of proven LMS products on the market, ranging from free to very expensive. You can find the right LMS for your organization with these tips
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There isn't a "best" LMS for all situations - but an LMS should be easy to use for both content developers and end users.

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How will the Internet of Things affect your instructional design?

How will the Internet of Things affect your instructional design? | Technical Training | Scoop.it
How will the Internet of Things affect your instructional design? We look at its possibilities within eLearning and mobile learning. (How will the Internet of Things affect your #eLearning and instructional design?
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No Quick Learning Fix For Bad Habits

Leaders often focus on what’s expedient and a lower upfront money and time investment, as opposed to what method will most effectively address challenging learning problems.
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We can deliver content multiple ways: online courses, webinars, virtual instructional learning, self-study and in the classroom. However, with this explosion of choices, leaders often focus on what’s expedient and a lower upfront money and time investment, as opposed to what method will most effectively address challenging learning “problems.”

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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say | Technical Training | Scoop.it
Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits with a big impact on non-digital reading
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