You Want a Job? I Give you the F.B.I
JANUARY 7, 2009
One area of the United States economy that is hiring is the FBI. In fact, due to retirments of the boomers and attrition.they need more than a few good men/women. They need a lot! This is just the first of many agencies in the Government that are going to need a lot more people because of retirements. The FBI posted openings for 850 special agents and more than 2,100 professional support personnel.
Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 10/06/2009
OCTOBER 6, 2009
Deadly Fire Truck Accident Blamed on Poor Training. What We Can Learn From the Tragedy.
Will at Work Learning
DECEMBER 11, 2009
On January 9 th 2009, firefighter Robert O’Neill was at the wheel of a 22-ton fire truck as it headed down a steep street in Boston. Research on general context-alignment effects shows the benefits of making such links (for reviews see Bjork & Richardson-Klavehn, 1989; Smith, 1988; Smith & Vela, 2001; Eich, 1980; Roediger & Guynn, 1996; Davies, 1986). 2001). 1988).
Agile Design: An Ethos for Creating Learning Platforms
Big Dog, Little Dog
OCTOBER 26, 2009
And rather than being a methodology, it is more a philosophy or ethos that is best described by its manifesto (Agile Alliance, 2001): We are uncovering better ways of developing. Agile Alliance (2001). Retrieved on June 28, 2009 from [link]. Retrieved on June 28, 2009 from [link]. Retrieved on June 28, 2009 from [link]. Retrieved Oct 22, 2009: Google Books
Promoting the use of Information Visualization
NOVEMBER 3, 2009
Those of us in the eLearning business know about Mayer’s (2001) research and multimedia principle that suggests individuals learn better from words and pictures than words alone. One of my goals as an eLearning manager is to facilitate collaboration and efficient communication between my staff members, our clients, and their subject matter experts (SME). Does it engage them?
The Future Business of Learning for Suppliers
Performance Learning Productivity
JULY 21, 2009
He references The Masie Barometer which provides a late-March 2009 snapshot of learning & development in a range of organisations – 77% of respondents based in the USA. THE MASIE BAROMETER and CIPD 2009 SURVEY It is useful to look at the Masie Learning Resources Barometer data alongside the UK CIPD data gathered a few months earlier. It has no other option. But most don’t.
The Real Truth about ROI – the Learning Performance Model
OCTOBER 15, 2015
Berings, Poell, & Simons, 2008; Eraut, 2007; Van der Heijden, Boon, Van der Klink & Meijs, 2009). L&D plays an essential role in increasing employees’ competences. Koys, 2001; Saks 2006; Tett & Meyer, 1993). 2001). 2009) found a positive relationship between learning in organizations and job satisfaction. 2014). Figure 1 – Contextual Framework.
A new recipe for learner engagement (and how to bake it)
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
Corporates can enable their employees to develop by offering relevant ‘lifelong’ learning & development activities, and studies have shown that both employees and the companies they are working for will benefit (Aguinis & Kraiger, 2009). 2009). 2001). This article offers a new learner engagement recipe to boost learner engagement in your corporate learning environment.
Simplicity in Learning
MARCH 10, 2015
The Association for Talent Development, Learning Circuits Archives “Time-to-Develop-One-Hour-of-Training” 2009, K. Apking, A. M; “High impact learning: Strategies for leveraging business results from training” 2001. There is beauty in simplicity. The originators of the overly complex. ADDIE, SAM, Gagne, Blooms, Kemps. Simple is our nemesis. GAH. . Simple is back to the basics. years.
eLearning Standards—What They Are and Why They Matter
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
In 2001, the first production version of the new standard was released, and was known as the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) 1.1. SCORM has since evolved to a newer version, known as SCORM 2004, and its most recent release is known as SCORM 2004 4th Edition, which was released in 2009. SCORM. Later that year, this was replaced by SCORM 1.2, Blog Learning Management
JULY 20, 2009
Topics by Year By selecting 2009 , I've selected a subset of the content, but in this case it's basically content associated with this year. Year by Topic You can also go the other way to see things like selecting Twitter and you can see that the associated years are: 2009 2020 2008 2020? 2001 2002 2000 2003 2004 are associated years) virtual classroom – still current strategy – old flash – still current performance – old – not sure why – shouldn't this be a perennial topic? I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training.
Update on Future of Business of Learning
JULY 8, 2009
We are currently experiencing a big drop (similar to the drop in 2001). Training never quite recovered from the 2001 drop. As part of preparing for the July 23 free online session on the Future of the Business of Learning , I've had a bunch of conversations with CLOs/VP Learning, CEOs of Training Companies, Marketing and Sales Consultants to Training Companies, Industry Analysts, Software and Services Vendors. I am really looking forward to July 23 when we come together to discuss this. It's going to be interesting. would highly encourage you to join in and book the day.
New White Paper: Training In Troubled Times
MAY 7, 2009
It then takes a look at the case of an airline company who successfully made it through the 2001 recession and is still going strong today, and identifies the key management and L&D decisions that contributed to the company’s success. The world economy undergoes cycles of upswings and downturns, of varying intensities and durations. The message is clear.
Ruth Clark: eLearning and the Science of Instruction: A 10 Year Retrospection
DECEMBER 13, 2011
Multimedia principles – basically the same Growth in scenario based In 2001 = about 11% of delivery media was elearning; in 2009 to 36% – gradual decrease in instructor led. These are my live blogged notes from December 13, 2011: eLearning Guild Thought Leaders Webinar Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer’s book e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning – now in its 3rd edition. An expert in evidence-based elearning – author of seven books! Technology has changed! Smart phone…search functions…facebook/web 2.0…gaming…the
Why do Learners Drop Out of a Course?
JUNE 23, 2015
Research indicates that the failed attrition rate for undergraduate courses in the US ranges between 20 – 50% (Frankola, 2001). Recent work by Patterson and McFadden (2009) indicated that dropout rates in online courses may be six to seven times higher when compared to traditional courses. Despite the best laid plans, the loudest bells and whistles and the loftiest experts in your learning network, learners might enroll only to drop after the first two weeks. There is nothing more heartbreaking than to see the dropout rates of a seemingly perfect course rise above the horizon.
OCTOBER 26, 2009
Seriously, I’m excited about the opportunity, because I’ve been on the stump for mobile for years, and think the market is right for mobile to finally contribute to organizational performance like I’ve believed since I wrote an article on the topic back in 2001. In addition to speaking on mobile design with David Metcal at the Mobile Learning Jam at DevLearn, and with Richard Clark on pragmatic mobile development, I’ve got a contract with Pfeiffer for a mobile learning book. Yep, I’m writing another book. Flat learning curve, eh? What are your concerns?
Top 10 TV ads of the decade
Learning with e's
DECEMBER 22, 2009
I watch my fair share of television, and often find myself watching the commercials in the breaks. Normally it's the time to go and make a cup of tea, or flick channels, because many adverts are nothing but dross. But on occasions, an advert catches my eye. Some TV commercials are amazing, and others thought provoking. Some adverts cause me to ask - now how did they do that?
Free Stock Photo Site: SXC
Take an e-Learning Break
JULY 28, 2009
SXC was launched in February 2001, as an alternative for expensive stock photography. The idea was to create a site where creative people could exchange their photos for inspiration or work. Check it out: [link
Learning Think 2.0
Living in Learning
JULY 20, 2009
Predictions began to surface as far back as 2001, when Jonathon Levy, then at Harvard Business School Publications suggested that “within five to seven years up to 85% of learning would take place within the context of the job.” Think back to the emergence of e-learning. Pick any date that is conjured in your memory. My first exposure appeared on the scene as computer-based training (CBT) back in the 1980s. What changed? The linear training paradigm certainly did not. It simply morphed as the pendulum swing went in favor of electronic delivery. Did human performance change? technologies.
Networked noughties 2000-2002
Learning with e's
DECEMBER 19, 2009
The 'hive minds' concept was realised with the launch of Wikipedia in January 2001. Other significant events in 2001 included the launch in July of Sky+, prompting a shift in our perceptions of what digital television could bring, and Interactive TV became a reality for many when it was made widely available in November of the same year. We didn't need to wait too long.
A wee bit o’ experience…
MARCH 11, 2009
The design was lean, engaging, and challenging, I believe (I shared responsibility), and they’re looking at resurrecting it now, more than 10 years later! I returned to the US to lead an R&D project developing an intelligent learning system based on learning objects that adapted on learner characteristics (hence my strong opinions on learning styles), which we got up and running in 2001 before that gold rush went bust. A personal reflection, read if you’d like a little insight into what I do, why and what I’ve done.
Noughties. but nice
Learning with e's
DECEMBER 28, 2009
If we time jumped from then to 2009, the way we now communicate, learn, search for information, share content and consume entertainment would be unrecognisable. First appearing in 2001, the iPod series is now the most successful digital audio player in history with over 220 million worldwide sales at the time of writing. perhaps we could do without ringtones. Clever.
Saluting a hero
Learning with e's
AUGUST 9, 2009
in 2001 to see the ‘American Eagle’ award presented for outstanding contributions to distance education. I took time out a few days ago while up in the North East to visit St James Park stadium, the home of Newcastle United, to pay my respects to Sir Bobby Robson. Robson was not only a local hero, he was a true legend of the beautiful game – a giant in the world of sport. In the U.S.
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
MAY 29, 2009
The first time I recall hearing talk about blended learning was in 2000 or 2001. George Siemens echoes my feelings exactly in his post today on elearnspace titled Modernizing corporate training. generally resist linking to organizations that monitor and use the ideas generated in the social/learning/tech space, and then produce reports that fail to acknowledge sources of inspiration.
Become a SCORM pro – Day 1. What is SCORM?
MAY 30, 2016
In 2001, Version 1.2 Up to 2009, 4 editions of the 2004 version were released, each refining what preceding versions had delivered. As CTO of LearnUpon, with sixteen years’ eLearning experience, I’ve seen a lot of SCORM. Over the years, our team has helped hundreds of customers to resolve every kind of issue the format throws up. Before SCORM. That was life pre-SCORM!
Converting Corporate Speak into Plain Language
Take an e-Learning Break
JANUARY 23, 2009
Bryan Garner, from Legal Writing in Plain English, 2001, pp xiv Do you struggle converting "corporate speak"? Then check out this website: [link] [link] The site contains "how- tos ", references and examples. It's aimed at improving communications from the government to the public. loved the before and after examples: [link] A word about "plain English." The phrase certainly shouldn't connote drab and dreary language. Actually, plain English is typically quite interesting to read. It's robust and direct—the opposite of gaudy, pretentious language. You can still choose interesting words.
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
FEBRUARY 17, 2009
According to a survey released last month that was conducted by the industry trade group Meeting Professionals International and American Express, 7 percent of business meetings already scheduled for 2009 have been canceled. Response 31 …but we would have never met Jay Cross and gotten our name in Internet Times in 2001 if we hadn’t attended a trade show… Response 32.
Tech Week: Preparing for the Windows XP End of Support
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
Windows XP was released on December 31, 2001; retail sales of the software ended on June 30, 2008, but PCs with XP installed were sold until October 22, 2010. Mainstream support ended April 14, 2009, and with this year’s April 8 support cutoff deadline, XP has had a lifespan of almost 12 ½ years. . Windows XP is embarking upon it’s final farewell tour. Microsoft has announced that it will officially end support for XP on April 8, 2014. Will this truly be the end of XP (or will it rise again like a Cher “Farewell” Tour?)? . What does the end of support entail?
Daniel Pink and Framing the Task
SEPTEMBER 22, 2009
2001) Die Wirksamkeit von Vorsätzen auf Gruppenleistungen: Eine empirische Untersuchung anhand von brainstorming [Implementation intentions and the reduction of social loafing in a brainstorming task]. So I finally got around to listening to the Daniel Pink TED talk on Motivation — it had been lingering in my google reader for a while. I had the same reaction that I’ve had to Daniel Pink in the past, which is that he starts strong, but gets soft as he goes along (I’m following along with A, then I see how it leads to B, then C, then – wait! 2006). Jing, H.
Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace
FEBRUARY 26, 2009
2001). 2001). 2001). NCB University Press, Vol. 9 No. 5, October 2001. Here are the slides from an online session I did yesterday on Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace. This was the first time I presented on this topic and the first time I led a session using Saba’s Centra platform. Great questions, great crowd, no big tech issues. Cammy Bean took some notes and gratuitously posted them on her blog. Funny it was also the first time Cammy “heard my voice (other than in it’s written form). Bibliography (below). Keep your own bias in mind.
Thalheimer’s Top 10 List for 2008
Will at Work Learning
JANUARY 2, 2009
Since about 2001, I've been selling my research-to-practice reports online. Below I offer my Top 10 List for 2008, reprising my best work from the previous year. Honorable Mentions Before I get to the Top 10, there are some honorable mentions. -- Brown-Bag Learning Events. These are short webinars that I started running once or twice a month or so on various topics. started these up this year as an experiment and they seem to be going really well. Come join me sometime! -- Graduate School Advice. link]. -- Neon Elephant Award to Robert Brinkerhoff. link]. My Top 10 10. link]. 9.
Camtasia Saves the Day! Guest Blog Post - Nick Beaugeard
AUGUST 16, 2009
And, here's what Nick shared with me in his own words: For about four years now (I've been presenting at Teched's worldwide since 2001), I decided to record all of my product demonstrations using Camtasia. Have you ever been to an event only to see a presentation break down and fail due to technical problems? It's not fun to watch and it's not fun to be the presenter.
Make Your Social Network A Learning Tool
FEBRUARY 15, 2014
How SNA Facilitates Learning In 2009, the Defense Intelligence Agency implemented a merger across 10 global intelligence organizations. 11, 2001. By understanding how informal networks communicate and collaborate, social network analysis can facilitate more effective learning program design and promote more innovative collaboration. Behind every official organization chart is a web of informal networks composed of individual relationships. Valuable resources and information flow through these networks in various ways, often outside any prescribed path or hierarchy.
Meet 50 Northwestern alumni behind some of Chicago’s top startups
MARCH 11, 2016
Founder and CEO Marcy Capron picked up a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies in Communication back in 2009 before heading to Miami Ad School for an MA in Advertising. She received her MBA from Kellogg in 2001, with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Marketing and Strategy. Pinto is a part of Northwestern’s class of 2009 and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics.