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Are you aligning Training with Performance?

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Focus Training on Performance As a learning leader it is important to understand how to best align your training activities with the performance goals of your organization. To do this, we need to be sure that we always keep performance as the goal, communicate transparently and clearly, and think of learning as a process, not an event. But unfortunately, it can be elusive. learning evaluation

The Learning Analytics Data Cycle Breakdown

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What is the Learning analytics data cycle? In our mooc week 2, @ gsiemens presented t he data cycle shown below. It represents a cycle of what you would need to do to work with and get insight from learning data, leading to understanding that should lead to an informed action. Therefore, a data loop. will break down my understanding of the data cycle below. This is very critical first step.

Thanks Steve

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Not that I will have anything to add to the news that Steve Jobs has passed away , but I will say that I certainly admired his passion from afar. Many times, as an entrepreneur I turned to Apple to look at how they did it, and made myself determined that this was the standard I wanted to set. Thanks, Steve. Apple

Using the new MacBook Air

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I made the jump and spent money that has taken me years to save and bought the new 13" MacBook Air. After two days. love it. It is so nice. Of course the form factor is great and the new Lion OS is really nice. have been downloading Mac Apps and Chrome Apps and podcasts. It is so thin, I slid it into my laptop case, with the other monster Dell laptop already in there. So, I am an Apple fanboy.

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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.

Dan Roam: The History of Visual Thinking

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Here is a great short movie by Dan Roam on the history of visual thinking. It is a great example of how we can improve learning. SXSW 2010: Dan Roam on Visual Thinking from Teehan+Lax on Vimeo. would love to see more trainers put this type of thinking into their presentations. Specifically on ideas that can be abstract. Does anyone know of a specific tool / app for presenting through the iPad?

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Home vs School: The best 21st Century Learning Environment

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I was thinking about a comment I heard on Rocketboom from an Intel employee discussing the release of their classmatePC designed for the classroom. His comment was something to the effect that since students have broadband and computers at home, they are set back 20 years when they enter the classroom. (I am paraphrasing). This is an interesting idea on a couple of levels. Compare this to Home.

PowerPoint Tips from Seth Godin

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There are nine, but this is my favorite. Lee Pay by the word. Here's the deal: You should have to put $5 into the coffee fund for every single word on the wordiest slide in your deck. 400 words costs $2000. If that were true, would you use fewer words? A lot fewer? I've said this before, but I need to try again: words belong in memos. Powerpoint is for ideas. Two if you have to. Three never.

What caught my fancy today!

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via feedproxy.google.com This is very funny. Posted via web from Lee's posterous

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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.

Evaluation Copy of Switch just came in. Very cool.

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AWESOME: Muscle-Based Computer Control Scheme

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via feedproxy.google.com Very interesting idea on new way to interface with your computer or device. Posted via web from Lee's posterous via feedproxy.google.com Very interesting idea on new way to interface with your computer or device. Posted via web from Lee's posterous

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Highlights from 2009 in Pictures

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via feedproxy.google.com Great video on 2009. really think Orli captures the core technologies and trends of 2009. Posted via web from Lee's posterous via feedproxy.google.com Great video on 2009. really think Orli captures the core technologies and trends of 2009. Posted via web from Lee's posterous

Firefox 3.5: The World’s Most Popular Browser

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Firefox 3.5 is now the most popular browser worldwide, edging past Internet Explorer 7, according to analytics site StatCounter. The timing has favored FF3.5, however: IE7 usage has died off as people upgrade to IE8, meaning that Internet Explorer’s Internet Explorer market share is currently spread equally across IE7 and IE8. via Slashdot ] via feedproxy.google.com Firefox finally caught IE.

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.

RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline

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RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline Written by Richard MacManus / December 20, 2009 8:04 PM / 74 Comments « Prior Post One of the interesting trends of 2009 has been the gradual decline of RSS Readers as a way for people to keep up with news and niche topics. So what's happened to RSS Readers. Do people still use them and is there still a viable market for them? bookmarklet.

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NBA Player Fined $7,500 for a Tweet

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Brandon Jennings [ @YUNGBUCK3 ] has made headlines for his unconventional road to the NBA — after skipping college he played professional basketball in Europe before getting drafted by the Bucks in 2009 — but now he’s making headlines for his tweets. Last weekend Jennings tweeted 15 minutes after the Bucks game against the Trailblazers ended. The cost for Jennings’ Twitter hiccup? hefty $7,500.

Sad to lose Chris Henry

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[link] [link] Crazy story if true: "On December 17 , 2009 Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry died from injuries sustained from a domestic dispute with his fiance, Loleini Tonga. His official time of death was 6:36 AM, reported police. 1 The cause of death is was from injuries sustained from falling out of a moving pickup truck, which his wife is believe to have driven.

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Google In Discussions To Acquire Yelp For A Half Billion Dollars Or More

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Google and Yelp are in advanced acquisition negotiations, we’ve confirmed from multiple sources. And while the deal isn’t done, we’ve heard that it’s very likely to close. The price is supposedly at least $500 million. Yelp was founded in 2004 as a way to let users leave reviews on local businesses. They’ve raised a total of $31 million over four venture rounds. Posted via web from Lee's posterou

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.

How to Train Corporate on Social Media: One Approach

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Mashable has noticed an interesting approach to training employees on using social media. The company, Telstra has put together a guide to social media and posted it online. The use a comic book format to discuss Facebook and MySpace. The format is interesting and it seems easy enough to go through. It also has embedded video that is available on YouTube. It is certainly worth a closer look.

About Three and Half Years to Appear

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I wrote this post in April 2007 wondering if my cell phone could be connected to my bathroom scales so that I could easily monitor my weight. happen to like to weigh in a lot. link] Well, [link] is now available. So what else is now available from this list? want it to be the key to my car and home. want it to track my family members and tell me where they are. want it to be my wallet.

Google's New Interface for News: The FastFlip

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Google has released a new interface for thier news. FastFlip. think it is interesting because it represents another way to access and browse information. As we start to combine realtime information such as Twitter search and Google Waves with news and articles we need new ways of reading through the large amounts of data. kind of like the new format, but I am not sure if I would seek it out.

The writings of Lee Kraus: Collaboration at Cisco via John Chambers

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Here is an interesting video of John Chambers, fellow WVU grad, discussing command and control versus collaboration style management. It is very clear that Cisco applies a very sophisticated management style to production and operations

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

Kahn at Google

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Great video of Salmon Kahn talk about his Khan Academy and his thoughts on education as a whole. that it was interesting to hear his thoughts on credentialing

Broadband Haves and Have Nots

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According to the FCC, about 93 million Americans don’t use fast, broadband Internet, citing cost and complexity as a factor in their refusal to enter the 20th century. The study, below, found that 80 million adults and 13 million children either still use dial-up or don’t use the Internet at all at home, suggesting that either the survey methodology might be flawed or we’re in serious trouble. Read the rest of this entry » via feedproxy.google.com It would be interesting to overlay West Virginia's demographics to this chart. also don't think this reflects demand. That is a separate issue.

Using the iPad for Work

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I thought it would be cool to hammer out a blog post from me new iPad. The device is very responsive. have been amazed at how quick I have gone from web to the other. also really like the iBooks app. have been able to download several apps and they all seem to be working well. It will be interesting to see if I can actually use it for work. think that it should be pretty useful. It appears that the compose mode in blogger won't function so I can't post the image that I wanted to include. I my have to try another publishing tool.

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[link] Google has added bike trails to Google Maps.

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Training Consumed in 60 Seconds: Microlearning Is Made For Today's Growing Teams

Microlearning is a way to solve the problems facing educators and trainers of today. Learn how to create effective training programs through Microlearning with Grovo.

Just posted my SALT slides "Supporting Social Media Engagement" [link] to the Mythology Blog.

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I keep looking for ways to make life easier. It's hard.

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The writings of Lee Kraus: Making Sense of New Technologies by George Siemens

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Sense-Making of Technology and Media: a George Siemens Weekly Digest. George Siemens has written a post over at Robin Good's blog. It is a the first of a series that is designed to help use all the new technologies that are coming from

State of elearning 2009

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State of elearning 2009 Tony Bates reflects on 2009 , noting positive developments and disappointments: Then we look at the public sector, and in particular the big research universities, and what do we see? Clickers, lecture capture, multiple screens in the classroom, learning management systems with Powerpoint slides and pdf files loaded, and a total lack of recognition that the current formal higher education system is failing, and a total lack of vision of what is needed for the future, and the role that information and communications technologies can play in formal learning.

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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.

Google Latitude

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I have been playing with Google Latitude , but the fact that they don't have an iphone app is a real pain. You actually have to open the browser to get it to pick up your location and there is no other reason to go to that page. That isn't very practical. They should connect it to something else, that you actually use, like gmail. I am looking for a solution for my Dad. Does the Droid automatically update latitude? If so how often? Every X minutes? Can you set it? Thanks.

Google Sites Upgrade with Lists

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I just noticed a cool upgrade in Google Sites. You can now embed a Google spreadsheet as a list. This was a much need feature that allows you to edit the spreadsheet within google sites. wonder how long it has been there? Look for it when you set the properties when embedding a spreadsheet in your page.

Top 10 things I Don't Have Time to Blog About

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I am using Posterous now and thought that I would like to try to post to my blog from Gmail and so here it is. Top 10 things I Don't Have Time to Blog About When people don't respond to your email. What do you do? Did they miss it? Do they hate you? CreateWV Conference has some great tracks on Education. Web 2.0 and elearning. Where are we at right now? Where Marketing and Training come together. Data mining and SEO and Paid Search. Twitter app in the form of Google Reader would be awesome. Squarespace pros and cons. Mostly Pros. Not once, BUT TWICE? They hate you. If not will they soon?

The writings of Lee Kraus: Thanks for the Notice

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Back in December, the Online Education Database site listed their staff's Top 100 Education Blogs. realise that I am slow to recognize that it was even there, but I do want to stop and say thanks to those who thought it was worthy of

What's New In Adobe Captivate 9!

Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Sr. Adobe eLearning Evangelist, as she showcases the latest features & enhancements in the all-new Adobe Captivate 9. You will learn about the stellar features of this release along with Captivate Draft –the new storyboarding app.