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You Want a Job? I Give you the F.B.I

Kapp Notes

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.

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Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 10/06/2009

Experiencing eLearning

Deadly Fire Truck Accident Blamed on Poor Training. What We Can Learn From the Tragedy.

Will at Work Learning

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

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

SCORM 101 and a Lectora How-To


The first version was introduced in January 2001. The second version was introduced in October 2001 and is still the most widely used today. The most recent edition is SCORM 2004 (4 th edition), which was introduced in March 2009. One of the first things I remember Googling after my first encounter with eLearning was SCORM. How quickly that has changed! What is SCORM? Run-Time.


The Future Business of Learning for Suppliers

Performance Learning Productivity

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. and running at a loss.

A new recipe for learner engagement (and how to bake it)

Learning Wire

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.

The Real Truth about ROI – the Learning Performance Model

Learning Wire

Berings, Poell, & Simons, 2008; Eraut, 2007; Van der Heijden, Boon, Van der Klink & Meijs, 2009). Koys, 2001; Saks 2006; Tett & Meyer, 1993). 2001). 2009) found a positive relationship between learning in organizations and job satisfaction. This article aims to illustrate the real truth about ROI and share the developed Learning Performance Model (LPM).

Simplicity in Learning

Learning Rebels

The Association for Talent Development, Learning Circuits Archives “Time-to-Develop-One-Hour-of-Training” 2009, K. M; “High impact learning: Strategies for leveraging business results from training” 2001. There is beauty in simplicity. Simplicity speaks to us, captures our emotions, tells a story and in some cases propels us to act. The originators of the overly complex. GAH. . years.

Grovo 111

eLearning Standards—What They Are and Why They Matter


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

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

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

Tony Karrer

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. I would highly encourage you to join in and book the day.

Ruth Clark: eLearning and the Science of Instruction: A 10 Year Retrospection

Learning Visions

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

New White Paper: Training In Troubled Times

Upside Learning

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.

Why do Learners Drop Out of a Course?


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.

Mobile Learning

Clark Quinn

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

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

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

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

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…

Clark Quinn

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. Reading an article in Game Developer about some of the Bay Area history of the video game industry has made me reflective. I liked it; I said my job was making computers sing and dance.

Noughties. but nice

Learning with e's

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

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.

Picky, picky

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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. I 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?


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

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. I 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.

Rethinking conferences

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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


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

Usable Learning

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. 1, pp.

Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace

Janet Clarey

2001). 2001). 2001). 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). From her Tweet: listening to @jclarey She’s actually a real person! ) i.e.,

Thalheimer’s Top 10 List for 2008

Will at Work Learning

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. I 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].

Camtasia Saves the Day! Guest Blog Post - Nick Beaugeard

Visual Lounge

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

CLO Magazine

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.

Will at Work Learning: Personality Instruments and Workplace Performance

Will at Work Learning

Barrick, Mount, and Judge (2001) examined 15 different meta-analyses and concluded that personality and performance were linked. For example, Barrick, Mount, and Judge in 2001 looked at 15meta-analyses that investigated the relationship between the fivepersonality factors and job performance. 2001). Vol 81(2), Aug 2001, 322-331. Posted by: Radek Pilich | Sunday, 04 January 2009 at 07:56 AM Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by: | This is only a preview. « Are Work-Learning Professionals Vilified? previous job experience, interviews, etc.),