Tue.Feb 05, 2013

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ROI: The Most Difficult Metric!

Ontuitive

Do you know what the impact of your training efforts are on the organization? Are you measuring them? "Of course!" you say. "We have all kinds of data supporting what we do!" But, the real question is, can you truly make the connection between what you are providing to the business and how that has improved the bottom line

How to Use a Learning Management System to Solve the I-Didn’t-Get-the-Memo Problem

Absorb LMS

Somewhere among the hundreds or perhaps thousands of e-mails in your inbox, somewhere in the skyscraper-high piles of paper on the corner of your desk, is something really really important. This might be an urgent policy or procedural change. mail has been and continues to be the primary communication media in the workplace. Consequently, many organizations turn to e-mail for such updates.

Success in a MOOC #edcmooc

Dont Waste Your Time

Five steps to success in a MOOC (in fact, in any online ‘learning’ environment): Orient: find and save materials, links, hangouts, etc. Declare: keep notes, posts, thoughts, somewhere safe (online?). Network: reflect on materials and share your reflections through connections (and make some more). YouTube: Success in a MOOC. Thanks to Catherine Cronin for tweeting this earlier. edcmooc.

Instructional design in 140 characters #140id

Jane Hart

When I talk about the power of the simplicity of Twitter, people often tell me you can’t say much in 140 characters. So I then usually point them to the very popular Twitter account @cookbook , where on a regular basis Maureen Evans tweets “tiny recipes”, like the ones embedded below. Whisky Ice Cream: Stir6yolk/2c milk/?c sug&honey/¼t salt in bainmarie until thick. Fill,fold.

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

Friday Spotlight > Project Engage!

Enspire Learning

Project Engage! is part of the University of Texas’s OnRamps initiative to prepare high school and community college students for authentic, university-level work and aims to address the shortage of high school computer science students and teachers. Enspire collaborated with Houndstooth Studio and Project Engage! Blog Austin Friday Spotlight Houndstooth University of Texas video

LEARNTEC 2013 – Partner wins award for eFront!

eFront

Once again eFront and partner CLICK&LEARN were at LEARNTEC 29-31 Jan, one of Europe’s leading International Trade Fairs for Vocational Education, Learning and IT. Check out the eLearningCHECK report (in German) for more! eLearning Learning News Partner story learning management system Learning Technology LMS

Michael Moore #eli3 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Professor Moore gave a carefully detailed argument about why educational institutions (particularly higher ed) had to change, given the changes in society. He then argued some of the changes needed, and suggested some new institutional structure models that might provide guidance. design meta-learning strategy

Create Awesome eLearning Games (Flash and HTML 5)

eLearning Brothers

Want to create and use awesome eLearning games in your courses? You’ve come to the right place! Here at eLearning Brothers we have lots of games for you to use. Our games are compatible with all of the major eLearning authoring tools on the market such as: Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Lectora, Rapid Intake, Moodle, Presenter, and many more. Ways to Access/Purchase our Games. HTML 5.

Friday Hangout, Feb 8

Jay Cross

The Learning Community now has 345 members. Invite your friends. Tell the staff. The broader our Community, the more likely it will shower us with great collective intelligence and fun camaraderie. Only connect. Come to the Learning Community page on Google at the anointed hour and you’ll receive an invitation. Our Hangouts are still in Beta. Our Hangouts are “On Air.” Just Jay

Mining for Gold

Learning Journal

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been excited and encouraged to see more online articles and discussions on the subject of better integrating research and practice. For example, eLearning Guild has been publishing Research for Practioners articles (latest one here ); the ASTD L&D community leader, Juana Llorens is advocating for evidence-based practice; the #lmchat on Twitter a few weeks ago focused on research (look for the transcript from January 24)… and more. Since integrating theory and research into practice is (I hope!) Really, it’s a lot harder than you think.

Oracle Buys Acme Packet

CLO Magazine

The combination of Oracle and Acme Packet is expected to accelerate the migration to all-IP networks by enabling secure and reliable communications from any device, across any network. Redwood Shores, Calif. — Feb. Oracle announced it has acquired Acme Packet, a provider of session border control technology, for $29.25 per share, or roughly $1.7 billion. Acme Packet enables next-generation voice, data and unified communications services and applications across IP networks. Source: Oracle

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

Meet the Winner of Our Latest Knowledge Guru Game

Bottom-Line Performance

Our latest gamification experiment is in the books. We never give learning games and gamification a rest, do we? We reopened Gridiron Guru a few weeks ago, encouraging people to log on, compete for the high score, and beef up on their football knowledge while enjoying the NFL playoffs. The prize? A $25 donation from us to a charity of the winner’s choice. Tracking the results. Email *.

What If The Problem Is You?

Onlignment

In 2013 I’m celebrating a notable personal milestone – it’s been ten years since I entered the world of elearning. In that time I’ve seen many things change (where do I start?) but sadly some things stay the same, and the L&D department is often one of them. In a previous post I mentioned the Corporate Leadership Council’s L&D Team Capabilities Survey, which Charles Jennings had referred to at the 2012 Learning Technologies Conference. Of the remainder, 34% had no strong opinion and just over half would actually recommend not working with L&D. Real Partners. How do we do that?

#EDCMOOC: utopias & dystopias – looking to the past (part 2)

Good To Great

As well as the videos covered in my last post , the resources for the first week of Edinburgh University’s E-learning and Digital Cultures  MOOC included a paper by Daniel Chandler about technological determinism. Ultimately the paper is a rejection of technological determinism, with the author describing the theory as ‘reductive’ and technocentric. haven’t done enough supplementary reading to feel well-informed about the theory and criticisms of it. So instead, I spent a bit of time revisiting the short films from last week in light of this paper.

What If The Problem Is You?

Onlignment

In 2013 I’m celebrating a notable personal milestone – it’s been ten years since I entered the world of elearning. In that time I’ve seen many things change (where do I start?) but sadly some things stay the same, and the L&D department is often one of them. In a previous post I mentioned the Corporate Leadership Council’s L&D Team Capabilities Survey, which Charles Jennings had referred to at the 2012 Learning Technologies Conference. Of the remainder, 34% had no strong opinion and just over half would actually recommend not working with L&D. Real Partners. How do we do that?

#EDCMOOC: utopias & dystopias – looking to the past (part 2)

Good To Great

As well as the videos covered in my last post , the resources for the first week of Edinburgh University’s E-learning and Digital Cultures  MOOC included a paper by Daniel Chandler about technological determinism. Ultimately the paper is a rejection of technological determinism, with the author describing the theory as ‘reductive’ and technocentric. haven’t done enough supplementary reading to feel well-informed about the theory and criticisms of it. So instead, I spent a bit of time revisiting the short films from last week in light of this paper.

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

ASTD Career Navigator

T+D

The ASTD Career Navigator will help you explore the career roles you can aspire to, the skills necessary to function effectively in each role, and the resources that are available to help build necessary skills. Assess your current skills and invite feedback from another person. After completing the assessment you will receive a report that shows you how you rate yourself against the target proficiencies needed in that position. Resources will then be recommended to close any proficiency gaps. career search career development