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Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?

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How PowerPoint Is Ruining Higher Ed, Explained in One PowerPoint [link] via @slate — Dawn Poulos (@dawnpoulos) March 7, 2014. I''ve read a lot of articles about the disadvantages of PowerPoint—how it stifles discussion, critical thinking, and thoughtful decision making—but no article conveys the agony of sitting through a slide presentation better or more humorously than this one. An LCM.what?

Why you need to take a Google Analytics approach to measuring learning

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Did you know that, according to Bersin, less than half of the L&D organizations they survey feel they are perceived by their stakeholder leadership as a strategic business partner? That''s a pretty disheartening thing to hear. You can''t report anything. You can''t analyze anything. You can''t trend anything. You can''t tell me whether we''re moving the ball on people. were visited?

What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or mindsets?

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 . Is your company''s learning and development strategy wedged between a rock and hard place? At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, it''s probably a more fair assessment to replace the rock with a series of boulders, which are best viewed through the lens of skillsets, datasets, toolsets and mindsets. Are they simply another budget line item or overhead cost? And this is a high-stakes issue.

Five Steps to Making Your Content Mobile Ready

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It seems that almost every day we are inundated with more stats about how mobile is becoming an even more integral part of our lives. Here are a couple of the latest mind-blowing ones: As of March 2014, users spend an average of 2.42 hours per day on mobile device 1. One of four online searches is currently conducted on a mobile device 2. People check their cell phones up to 150 times per day 3.

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.

What Learning & Development can learn from Mad Men

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"Our data shows [.] the best teams spend about half their time communicating outside of formal meetings or as ''asides'' during team meetings, and increasing opportunities for informal communication tends to increase team performance." Alex "Sandy" Pentland. Director of MIT''s Human Dynamics Laboratory. When individuals and/or teams are performing well, water cooler talk is easy.

Content and continuous learning: The cornerstones of a learning architecture

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What separates powerful learning and development organizations from the middling crowd? A May 2014 report from Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP  looking at the role of a learning architecture identifies what high-impact learning organizations (HILO''s) are. In short, they actively make use of their technology, modalities and learning architecture in support of L&D objectives.

Learning Trends 2014

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Post Type: Blog post. Having recently returned from Learning Technologies in London, I have a few new reflections about what''s "trending" in the L&D world. read more. Events

The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy

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When you think about your company''s digital learning content strategy, what''s the first thing that comes to mind? Virtual Classrooms? eLearning Courses? Bersin defines High Impact Learning Organizations as those organizations that distinguish themselves by very effectively and efficiently providing learning solutions that support key business objectives. What is opportunity cost?

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.

What is #responsivelearning and why should I care?

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Responsive design promises to help companies future-proof their content and deliver more mobile experiences faster and better, but responsive learning is lagging behind. Have you heard of Responsive Web Design (RWD)? This is a relatively new design paradigm for creating websites that adapt to a device''s screen size—dynamically. Our mobile devices are equipped with modern browsers. Right.

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The path to learning personalization

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Post Type: Blog post. Personalization is one of those big, broad terms that can mean different things to different people. I''m a big fan of how Richard Culatta from the US Department of Education defines it. He says personalization is the sum of three factors: adjusting the pace (individualization), adjusting the approach (differentiation), and connecting those to the learner''s interests and experiences. read more. Learning & Development

When It Comes To Performance Support, The Cloud Changes Everything

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Post Type: Blog post. I am incredibly excited to announce that yesterday afternoon, at the Bersin by Deloitte research conference, IMPACT 2013: The Business of Talent, Xyleme was recognized for winning the prestigious WhatWorks® Award in the Delivering Innovation category. read more. Cloud

Want To Know What Personalized Learning Looks Like? It's Hitting You Right in the Face!

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Post Type: Blog post. If you ask a learner how they want to learn, taking a high-gloss eLearning course is rarely mentioned. Instead, what we all consistently hear is that people want personalized learning - a term easy to throw out there but not so easy to define. Richard Calutta, from the US Department of Education at the Office of Educational Technology, has a simple formula for what it means to personalize learning : read more. Learning & Development

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.

Bersin and Caterpillar Webinar on High Impact Learning Organizations Now Available On-Demand!

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Post Type: Blog post. According to David Mallon at Bersin, high impact learning organizations “can affect their organizations in positive and measurable ways to a degree that distances themselves from everyone else, namely their competitors.” Is your organization high impact? read more. Events

State of the LCMS with Mark Hellinger

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Post Type: Blog post. It seems to me that this is a good time to comment on the state of the Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) market given the many changes in 2012. read more. Industry News

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Buzzword: Micro-learning

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I was introduced recently to a new buzz word making its way across the learning & development industry: Micro-learning. If you’re like me, you’re probably starting to get a bit tired of people adding their particular spin to learning – all in search of the holy grail that is the “right way” to make learning happen. It doesn’t exist. Industry Talk

LMS vs. LCMS

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The Learning and Development industry, like any other, has been inundated with new technologies and tools for learning. Buzz words in the industry include e-learning, mobile learning, cloud delivery, bite-sized learning, informal learning, learning record store, and single-source content development. In the simplest terms, this is a software package that manages course delivery and administration.

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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.

3 reasons to change your learning content management strategy now

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Have legacy systems handcuffed your enterprise? If you speak with John May, Capgemini Academy’s learning solution architect, he’d be the first to admit the company''s 15-year-old print-based learning platform was creating more problems than solutions. The ultimate outcome is business growth. billion this year to $9.3 billion by 2017. Learning content management needs to be centralized.

The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.

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The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail

Challenge the Status Quo

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How does your company plan learning and development initiatives? Is there careful analysis of existing and future talent needs, the regulatory climate governing continuing employee and customer education and assessment, and your competitive position? How do you respond? Only the most forward-thinking enterprises recognize how damaging following this perspective can be. Customizable. Data-rich.

The path to learning personalization

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Personalization is one of those big, broad terms that can mean different things to different people. I''m a big fan of how Richard Culatta from the US Department of Education defines it. He says personalization is the sum of three factors: adjusting the pace (individualization), adjusting the approach (differentiation), and connecting those to the learner''s interests and experiences. Stay tuned

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

A ship without sails: Why single source is integral to blended learning

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What''s your reaction when you hear about climate change? Is it a predictor of worldwide Armageddon? Have you begun saving up for a boat in advance of rising sea levels? But, global ecology isn''t the focus here. The rapidly evolving and shifting environment and organizational patterns in learning and development have sent waves throughout the industry. Beyond the buzz: What is blended learning?

When the Learner is the Teacher, Do We Need Instructional Designers?

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It’s a new world out there for the Instructional Designer. It’s an entirely different canvas, with new colors on the pallet. It’s no longer about producing 3-ring binders, or monolithic eLearning. It’s about harnessing the new ways of learning that are enabled by a new breed of technology, and a cultural shifts in how we use it. When designing for mLearning, we need to put ourselves in the shoes of the user who is walking around with a very powerful tablet and/or smart phone. That person today has very different expectations that are informed by social media and YouTube. think not. 

Time-to-competence: why it matters

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Post Type: Blog post. Competence: The ability of an individual to perform a specific role or do a job properly. Competence. Understanding it is not complicated, but providing your employees the right set of tools to achieve it is. Because time-to-competence has a direct impact on employee engagement and satisfaction. read more. Learning & Development

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Buzzword: Micro-learning

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Post Type: Blog post. I was introduced recently to a new buzz word making its way across the learning & development industry: Micro-learning. If you’re like me, you’re probably starting to get a bit tired of people adding their particular spin to learning – all in search of the holy grail that is the “right way” to make learning happen. It doesn’t exist. read more. Industry News

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

When It Comes To Performance Support, The Cloud Changes Everything

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Post Type: Blog post. I am incredibly excited to announce that yesterday afternoon, at the Bersin by Deloitte research conference, IMPACT 2013: The Business of Talent, Xyleme was recognized for winning the prestigious WhatWorks® Award in the Delivering Innovation category. read more. Cloud

Want To Know What Personalized Learning Looks Like? It's Right in Front of You!

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Post Type: Blog post. If you ask a learner how they want to learn, taking a high-gloss eLearning course is rarely mentioned. Instead, what we all consistently hear is that people want personalized learning - a term easy to throw out there but not so easy to define. Richard Calutta, from the US Department of Education at the Office of Educational Technology, has a simple formula for what it means to personalize learning : read more. Learning & Development

The 2020 Workforce and the LMS Disconnect

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By Jeffrey Katzman. We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jeanne Meister for Xyleme Voices. Based on insights from her book , the podcast looks at trends and predictions about what the workforce will look like in 2020. Jeanne packs a tremendous amount of valuable information into a 19 minute podcast, so it’s worth a full listen, but here is a small glimpse: In 2020, there will be five generations in the workplace. 50% will be Millennials and Gen 2020 will just be entering the workforce. This means that over half an organization’s workforce will have been hyper-connected since birth.

Managing Multiple Learning Managment Systems - The High Cost of Choice

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Post Type: Blog post. Did you know that today there are approximately 500 Learning Management System vendors in the market? 1 Did you also know that no one vendor, or small group of vendors, have significant market share? In fact, it’s a scattered and fragmented market, one that is wreaking havoc on Learning & Development. The Reason. read more. Learning & Development

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.

Content is King: The Top 5 Killer Reasons You Need to Watch the Bersin - Caterpillar Webinar

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Post Type: Blog post. Content strategy. It’s not the buzz phrase du jour in L&D, but it should be! Did you know that according to research by Bersin , High Impact Learning Organizations (HILO) grow their profits 3x faster than other learning organizations? Did you further know that Content Capability is one of three critical differentiators between HILO and others? read more. Events

Personalization for Knowledge Workers

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This is the 2 nd in a 3 part series addressing the impact of personalization in the education and training markets. In the first post, I addressed the application of personalization in K12. In this post I address use cases that apply to a high-skilled knowledge workforce. Personalization for the high-skill knowledge worker. Personalized learning has different applications for different audiences.

Time-to-competence: why it matters

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Post Type: Blog post. Competence: The ability of an individual to perform a specific role or do a job properly. Competence. Understanding it is not complicated, but providing your employees the right set of tools to achieve it is. Because time-to-competence has a direct impact on employee engagement and satisfaction. read more. Learning & Development

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Will the iPad continue its tablet domination? A look at the market landscape

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This is the first in a series of articles about the tablet market and the impact of this new device on education and training. The tablet is a disrupter for Learning & Development. This is the new normal of content consumption and we as an industry can’t afford not to give this experience to learners. In comparison, 325 million laptops were sold last year. July – HP releases the TouchPad.

How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

A staggering 80% of sales professionals report they don’t remember or implement their lessons from annual sales kickoff meetings.Our new publication, available below, explores how companies can avoid costly mistakes in sales training.