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DemoFest Winner Deploys “Project Popsicle” to Boost Vitamin Angels by Pamela S. Hogle : Learning Solutions Magazine

DemoFest Winner Deploys “Project Popsicle” to Boost Vitamin Angels by Pamela  S. Hogle : Learning Solutions Magazine | Exactly What Works | Scoop.it
When BYOD means bring your OLD device, TorranceLearning turns to USB sticks to deliver xAPI-powered, multilingual eLearning to remote parts of Africa and Asia.
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eLearning: Is it Time to Jump on the xAPI Bandwagon?

by Megan Torrance xAPI and the Tin Can Project... it's possible that you've been hearing about these terms for years. Or maybe someone just dropped one or both terms into a conversation and you're feeling left out. It's okay
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Life in a Post-SCORM World Part 2: Courseware Tools & LMS - xAPI Quarterly - Connections Forum

Life in a Post-SCORM World Part 2: Courseware Tools & LMS - xAPI Quarterly - Connections Forum | Exactly What Works | Scoop.it
Two questions we address about starting with xAPI: Can I do this with my current courseware development tools? Can I do this with my current LMS?
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What Is xAPI?

What Is xAPI? | Exactly What Works | Scoop.it
For a meaningful, practical explanation of this new learning technology specification, look no further.
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Starting with the basics: what is the Experience API? 
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Gamification 101: The Why and How of Gamification and Badging, and What It Means for eLearning

Gamification 101: The Why and How of Gamification and Badging, and What It Means for eLearning | Exactly What Works | Scoop.it
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A few thoughts on games ... we see a few models emerging.
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the truth about workplace training

the truth about workplace training | Exactly What Works | Scoop.it
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Hear hear! Annie Murphy Paul with some hopefully not surprising myths about workplace learning. 

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Here's What Really Happens When You Extend a Deadline

Here's What Really Happens When You Extend a Deadline | Exactly What Works | Scoop.it
People just go back to procrastinating.
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3 Things

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Here's your daily Agile video! Watch today to learn about what three things are needed for Agile story cards. It’s the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach #LLAMA.

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Does This Job Make Me Look Fat? - Talent Management magazine

Does This Job Make Me Look Fat? - Talent Management magazine | Exactly What Works | Scoop.it
Talent Management magazine, The Business of Talent Management
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Ok, so not the usual instructional design and Agile fare you've come to expect here, but as we elearning people tend to do a lot of sitting ... take note!

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Color Coding

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Today's Agile video is all about color coding! Be sure to check it out! It’s the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach #LLAMA.

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Powers Of Two

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Here's another Agile video for your Tuesday! Why good things really do come in small packages. It’s the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach #LLAMA.

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Size Matters

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Agile video number three! How much does size matter? It’s the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach #LLAMA.

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Estimate Boxes

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First video of the new Agile Series! Megan helps you figure out how to determine who estimates the work being done, and some exceptions that go along with it. It’s the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach #LLAMA.

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Getting Started with xAPI: Take a Hike with an Expert by Megan Torrance : Learning Solutions Magazine

Getting Started with xAPI: Take a Hike with an Expert by Megan  Torrance : Learning Solutions Magazine | Exactly What Works | Scoop.it
All fired up about xAPI? Maybe you were at an xAPI Camp at a Guild conference, read a blog post, or checked out some demos, and you’re eager to dive in. It’s like having a new, shiny piece of equipment, and you’re just itching to find a reason to use it. Well, then, let’s get you started!
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eLearning: Is it Time to Jump on the xAPI Bandwagon?

by Megan Torrance xAPI and the Tin Can Project... it's possible that you've been hearing about these terms for years. Or maybe someone just dropped one or both terms into a conversation and you're feeling left out. It's okay
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Life in a Post-SCORM World, Part 1 - xAPI Quarterly - Connections Forum

Life in a Post-SCORM World, Part 1 - xAPI Quarterly - Connections Forum | Exactly What Works | Scoop.it
It’s hard for professionals to know where to start with xAPI, particularly because it requires a mindset shift from working with SCORM.
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Experience API [xAPI] & Why You Should Give a Rip

Experience API [xAPI] & Why You Should Give a Rip | Exactly What Works | Scoop.it
They say that even a blind squirrel will find a nut eventually, and I am living proof of that concept. So there I was at DevLearn 2014 locked in to speak at a couple of breakout sessions and
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The practical side of xAPI, described incredibly well.

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Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles?

Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles? | Exactly What Works | Scoop.it
Lenny Gonzales Learning styles—the notion that each student has a particular mode by which he or she learns best, whether it’s visual, auditory o
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This goes for adults, too.

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How the Power of Interest Drives Learning

How the Power of Interest Drives Learning | Exactly What Works | Scoop.it
Research shows that interests powerfully influence our academic and professional choices. When we're interested in a task, we work harder and persist longer, bringing more of our self-regulatory skills into play.
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Don't let the photo of a child throw you off - it's every bit as relevant in adult learning, too!

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Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend | Video on TED.com

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case.
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Not that you were stressed out or anything ... but this is AWESOME. Feel your heart pound right before you lead a live session? Hooray!

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Happy Anniversary to Leaving ADDIE for SAM!

Happy Anniversary to Leaving ADDIE for SAM! | Exactly What Works | Scoop.it
Leaving ADDIE for SAM celebrates a successful first year!
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Happy Anniversary, SAM! Iterations - or successive approximations - are one of the foundational concept in Agile. Michael Allen's book is a great intro to iterations for elearning. #LLAMA

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Story Cards

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Make sure to watch today's Agile video to learn all about what INVESTU stands for! It’s the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach #LLAMA.

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Uh Oh

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Be sure to check out the new Agile video! It's all about learning along the way. Enjoy! It’s the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach #LLAMA.

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Agile: An incredibly freeing way to work | TorranceLearning

At a recent conference session on using Agile project methods for elearning (what we call LLAMA), an interesting question came up. I’ll
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Agile creates a work-directed team ... an incredibly freeing way to work #LLAMA

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No Padding

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Another new Agile video! Why padding the work is a bad idea. No pillows allowed! It’s the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach #LLAMA.

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