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It’s hard to believe that we’re almost at the end of the first quarter of the year. Despite the warm weather and the company BBQ beckoning us to head outside to enjoy the sun and munch on salty snacks, we’ve had a busy start to the year hosting several lively Intuto Jams and welcoming aboard some great new customers. The dev team have been busy working on a host of new features, updates and fixes. Taking a lead from some of the great feedback we have been getting from you all. Highlights are......

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Intuto has had a major facelift making it faster and simpler than ever to create and share your online training. To help introduce people to building online training, we’re going to be running regular Intuto Jam sessions. These 2-hour workshops introduce Intuto and demonstrate how easy it is to create and share online knowledge and training. Best of all the presentation component of the workshop is only 30 minutes and this is followed by 90 minutes of hands-on practice with support from our instructional and technical team. So, if you’re curious to......

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Digital literacy is no longer a nice to have but an essential life skill. Computers have been commonplace for 30 years and the Internet for 20 years. They are used in all areas of life from business to leisure and I’m betting they’re here to stay. The FMCG sector has been fairly quick to adopt technology in manufacturing and back office processes to drive efficiencies but many companies still operate at the coalface like it’s the dark ages. There are still a lot of merchandisers who are clearly not digitally literate. Many......

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Every year the number of international students travelling globally increases, yet at the same time competition for those students grows. No longer is it about whether you want international students or not, it comes down to how many you need to keep your president/pro vost/vice-chancellor happy. International student revenue is now a critical line on many institution’s budgets. #1 – Competition While the number of agents you have in offshore markets might go up and down, the number of institutions competing for their attention is growing. You need to make sure that......

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Well, it has been a very busy couple of months here at Intuto. We launched our beta in December and got plenty of feedback from people who took a look at our first release. A very big thank you to all of you for your patience and taking the time to get back to us. We’re sure all the changes we’ve made will make for a much better experience and end result. Having got the basic building blocks of the site up and going we decided to focus on a couple of......

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Strategic alliances

There was a really good post by Justine Parsons from ‘Your Virtual Assistant NZ’ talking about the value of Strategic Alliances. It was a really good reminder of the opportunities that come from working closely with other businesses who are in a different sphere from your own. These businesses allow you to focus on doing what you do rather than constantly developing new tools that you hope will improve your bottom line. At Intuto, we know all about building tools that we thought we could do better than anyone else. Maybe we......

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A lot can be said about using PowerPoint as a teaching tool. Click on the links below to read more. PowerPoint Rule #1: “… all PowerPoint presentation rules, principles, and guidelines are secondary to doing what is right for your audience.”  Online conversion: Tom takes Cathy Moore’s ‘Dump the Drone’ presentation and turns it into an online course. Wow Templates! Be inspired by Presenation Magazine. Ezine: The PowerPoint Ezine is a fab resource that covers a wide range of topics. Rock with your own design. Cool tools and tricks for the innovative. Pedagoggles explains how to......

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In a recent eLearning Guild research paper, ‘Informal Learning Takes Off’, 53.9% of respondents indicated ‘video’ as the top ‘informal learning activity with L&D intervention‘. I guess it’s because people love “short chunks of information that can be easily absorbed, be more memorable than a text and emphasize on all the key points.” Paul Clothier, ‘The next big thing in mobile’ , confirms this: “Do you know which search engine is the second most popular today? No, it’s not Bing or Yahoo… it’s YouTube. Why? Because people like to get their information in short video......

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I recently attended a webinar where Dr Carmen Simon (www.reximedia.com) discussed how you could ‘apply brain science’ to control the 10% of what audiences remember of presentations (they will forget 90% of what you present). From a learning design point of view, are you clear about the key messages you want your participants to remember? Is the information presented in a memorable way? Dr Simon provided the example of breaking a pattern the audience learned to expect. Is there enough context to ensure memory traces? Less is not always more. Did you......

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Hi there! My name is Madelize and my background is in the areas of learning & development and education & training. I am passionate about e-learning and very excited about the new product soon to be launched by the intuto crowd, which is why you’ll see me blogging here. I’m not a seasoned blogger – perhaps because I don’t believe in blogging for the sake of blogging. So, I’ve set myself a challenge – 150 words max. What I can’t say in 150 words, I probably don’t need to say and you......

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