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Brain Drain: The "Perfect Storm" of Unfilled IT Jobs

Kapp Notes

from 2005 (an all time high) 79 percent of IT workers work in IT-reliant companies (health care and financial services, industries enabled by IT but not focused on IT) From 2000 to 2004, the number of incoming US undergraduates planning to major in Computer Science dropped by 60%. San Francisco, CA. is a lovely place. Estimated 1.5 million that's 1.7 No

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eLearning Weekly » Converting from SCORM 1.2 to SCORM 2004

eLearning Weekly

Infographic: How Google has changed what it means to do research


2004: Mozilla Firefox web browser released (the 2nd most popular current browser after Internet Explorer). 2004: Facebook launched. 2007: iPhone launched. Google dominates the battle for the search engine with 66.7 % of all searches that occur being via Google – and of students surveyed, 94% used Google or another search engine as an online reserach tool. 1962: J.C.R.

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Beneath the facade.

Learning with e's

Evidence from a number of sources has indicated that our conceptions of knowledge are indeed changing and that new and emerging technologies have a key role in the process (Guy, 2004; Lankshear and Knobel, 2006; Kop, 2007; Kress, 2009). 2004) Guess who''s coming to dinner? 2007) Blogs and wikis as disruptive technologies: Is it time for a new pedagogy? We all are.

Hard Finding Good Developers / Designers

Tony Karrer

from 2005 (an all time high) 79 percent of IT workers work in IT-reliant companies (health care and financial services, industries enabled by IT but not focused on IT) From 2000 to 2004, the number of incoming US undergraduates planning to major in Computer Science dropped by 60%. I just saw a post by Karl Kapp that discusses the fact that there's a shortage of IT professionals. Some facts he cites: In September 2006, IT employment stood at 3,667,100 up 4.2% Estimated 1.5 We simply can't find people to fill positions. And off-shore is not always appropriate.

Resources for the LMS Selection Process

Kapp Notes

In late 2004 and early 2005, I did a series of articles for eLearn Magazine on the vendor selection process covering vendor selection writing the RFP and other elements of the process. Tony Karrer over at eLearning Technology has a great idea, he is gathering resources for a presention he giving by asking readers to contribute resources. The presentation is on Learning Management Systems and Tony feels the topic is a little boring so he wants inputs from readers. He is listing his notes and thoughts in his blog and asking for responses and input.what is missing, what needs emphasis.etc.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID?

Learning Visions

Friday, November 02, 2007 Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID? in instructional design in 2004. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Clive Shepherd posted today about a dinner conversation he had with Cathy Moore. Cathy confessed that she is sometimes denied some work opportunities because she does not have a degree in instructional design. " (Now, I cant imagine anyone turning Cathy Moore down for an ID job. Perhaps thats where I belong. My ID education has been completely on the job and informal. Hrmph.

Accidental Learning and the Power of Stories

Kapp Notes

In another study, students who pictured themselves voting for president in the 2004 election, from a third-person perspective, were more likely to actually go to the polls than those imagining themselves casting votes in the first person. So today I am all ready to write a blog entry based on an article," Why is Work Looking More Like a Video Game?" in the online version of the NY Times but then a link over on the side catches my attention. click and am highly interested. The link is to an article titled This is Your Life (and How You Tell It). Two clear differences emerged.

Six disciplines of breakthrough learning

Clive on Learning

We are in the business of facilitating improved business results" (Fred Harburg, 2004). Now I don't know if the train journeys to London are getting slower or I'm reading faster, but I managed to get through The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning by Wick, Pollock, Jefferson and Flanagan (Pfeiffer, 2006) in the time it took to travel 60 miles. don't remember who put me on to this book - I think it was a posting on Bill Brantley's Design of Knowledge - but thank you to whoever it was because this was a worthwhile read. Again, seems basic stuff, but so few programmes do this.

That’s not my style: Learning preferences and instructional design

Obsidian Learning

In a similar vein, Slack and Norwich (2007) state that a learning style describes how someone usually approaches learning. As a matter of fact, in a comprehensive review of learning style inventories, Coffield, Moseley, Hall, and Eccleston (2004) examined a whopping 71 learning style models and provided detailed analysis of 13 major models. 2004). 2004). 2007).

Learners' Often Use Poor Learning Strategies -- From a Research Review

Will at Work Learning

Here is what their mini-review said (from Hagemans, van der Meij, and de Jong, 2013, p. 2: Despite the importance of planning for learning, few students engage spontaneously in planning activities (Manlove & Lazonder, 2004).  . 2004). 2007). If students do recognize deficits in their understanding, they have difficulty in expressing explicitly what they do not understand (Manlove & Lazonder, 2004). I just read the following research article, and found a great mini-review of some essential research. Hagemans, M. G., van der Meij, H., & de Jong, T. 2013).

Dashe Named to Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies

Social Learning

A Conversation with Yury Uskov of iSpring

Kapp Notes

We released our first product in 2004. We kept upgrading the product, and by 2007 it had become the world’s best PowerPoint-to-Flash converter. The other day I had an opportunity to ask Yury Uskov of iSpring a few questions about his company and the future of eLearning. Yury Uskov founder of iSpring.  . About iSpring: iSpring is an international e-Learning software vendor.

eLearning Weekly » Learning Is Like Spaghetti Sauce

eLearning Weekly

Let Learners Sleep on It

Integrated Learnings

For example, researchers from the University of Haifa published a study in Nature Neuroscience in 2007 in which study participants who took a 90-minute nap after learning a task improved their ability to perform the task again later that day. Another example, published in Nature in 2004, suggests that sleep can enhance performance in creative problem solving. By Shelley A. Gable. As kids, many of us resisted bedtime. As adults, many of us wish we could get more sleep. For those in the midst of learning something new, a good night’s sleep can be especially beneficial.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Edu-Gaming in the latest Escapist | Main | Article comparing new Mash-Up tools (Popfly, Pipes, Google) - thanks Sam Adkins » June 03, 2007 Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer. Talks about a meta-analysis (Bernard et al 2004) on distancev classroom….most For whom?

People versus Systems: Let’s acknowledge the difference

Connect Thinking

A number of years ago I was impressed by the writing of Stephen Kemmis , in particular his 2004 article Five traditions in the study of practice. Now, no doubt I have done Kemmis & Habermas a disservice in this account of my 2007 reading, but this is what I get from the dichotomy described above: The dichotomy. What I got from the article are the following concepts.

The survival of higher education (1): Changing roles

Learning with e's

urged universities to develop new strategies that were based upon digital technologies to widen access, increase quality and generally subscribe to the idea that students need no longer attend traditional lectures to achieve quality learning outcomes (Wheeler, 2004). 2007). 2004). argued that there are two kinds of disruption. Wheeler, 2000a). Haynes, P. and Lewis-Smith, J.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Flash: Embedding Video in the Experience

Learning Visions

The more robust codec (compared with mx 2004) has been used extensively in sites like ABC, NBC, and The New York Time to name a few. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, June 15, 2006 Flash: Embedding Video in the Experience I really like how they did this. The acting is lame, but the interface is tres cool. eLearnin.

Bloom's Revised Taxonomy: Cognitive processes and levels of knowledge matrix

Big Dog, Little Dog

However, others have identified five contents or artifacts (Clark, Chopeta, 2004; Clark, Mayer, 2007): Facts - Specific and unique data or instance. Bloom''s Revised Taxonomy (Remember - Understand - Apply - Analyze - Evaluate - Create) not only improved the usability of it (using action words), but perhaps also made it more accurate. However, probably the best feature — the matrix — is often left unnoticed. The three levels are: Factual  - The basic elements students must know to be acquainted with a discipline or solve problems. The Knowledge Dimension. Remember.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

2007). 2007). Journal of Nursing Education 46 no12 562-7 D 2007. 2007). 2007). 2004). 2007). 2007). September 27, 2004). “ 3D Virtual Spaces for Learning And Collaboration.” Retrieved April 24, 2007. 2007). 2007). 2007). 2007). British Journal of Educational Technology 38 no6 1027-55 N 2007. 2007). Summer 2007. 2007). Here are slides from the presentation I did yesterday. The session was hosted by SumTotal Systems. SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total). supportive culture.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with e's

It is literally the ‘ architecture of participation ’ (O''Reilly, 2004; Barsky and Purdon, 2006) and demands active engagement as a natural facet of its character (Kamel Boulos and Wheeler, 2007). 2004). This is a continuation from yesterday''s post on changing roles , disruptive innovation and the survival of higher education. Changing Times It is now time to take stock.

The Encyclopedia of Life - Wiki

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

From the press release: WASHINGTON (May 9, 2007) - Many of the world's leading scientific institutions today announced the launch of the Encyclopedia of Life, an unprecedented global effort to document all 1.8 2004). The Encyclopedia of Life just crossed my desk and reminds me of how incredibly powerful the web has become as an information resource. The Press Release page has some great media elements and information on the project. million named species of animals, plants, and other forms of life on Earth. million species currently named. So.then what? Shaffer, D. W.

Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners


Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Pfeiffer; 1 edition (May 25, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0787982997 eLearning by Design by William Horton. The truth is that there are a lot of books for e-Learning professionals. The most of them are for professionals with experience in the e-Learning field but some of them are for beginners. Mayer. January 10, 2011 3:52 PM Christoforos Online said.

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). L&D plays an essential role in increasing employees’ competences. Wilson and Frimpong (2004) found a strong correlation between employees’ job satisfaction and provided service quality to the customers. 2014). The context of the Learning Performance Model. 2012). 2001).

A tale of two keynotes

Learning with e's

urged universities to develop new strategies that were based upon digital technologies to widen access, increase quality of provision and generally subscribe to the idea that students need no longer attend traditional lectures to achieve quality learning outcomes (Wheeler, 2004). 2007) Online Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Wheeler, 2000a). Haynes, P. and Lewis-Smith, J.

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An Overview of HTML5

Integrated Learnings

Between 2000 and 2004, growth of high bandwidth connections resulted in increased user demand for applications driven by technologies like Flash and AJAX. first started to emerge in 2004 and later it was labeled HTML5 in 2007. by Jonathan Shoaf. Apple's recent refusal to support Flash is the latest of many headaches web developers have had to endure as the web has matured but standards have been slow to respond. Many people in the eLearning industry are facing this challenge. How did we get here? The first standarized release of HTML came in 1995 with HTML 2.0. standard.


CEO's Do NOT Successfully Transfer Their Skills to Other Companies!

Will at Work Learning

Hardin III, The Transferability of CEO Skills, (Working Paper, 2007). 237, 237 (2004) (finding that “the appointment of outside successors [is] not significantly related to post-turnover performance changes in [their] regression analysis.”). Chuck Lucier, Steven Wheeler, and Rolf Habbel, The Era of the Inclusive Leader, 47 STRATEGY+BUSINESS (2007) (finding that “experienced CEOs”, though hypothesized to bring experience in dealing with stakeholders and shareholders actually underperformed). Compensation –Cause, Effect and Solution) by Charles M. Elson and Craig K. Mark R.

Employee engagement – the Australian dilemma: The role of coaching and and leadership styles

Learning Cafe

This poll is taken every two years and the previous bi-annual results were 2006, 82% disengaged and 2004, 80%. year compared to those with lower levels of engagement ( Towers-Perrin, 2007 ). Levels of engagement amongst Australian workers have been consistently low since surveys started in 2004. 2007). billion ( Smith, 2009 ). Building employee engagement. 2003 ). 2006).

Do values matter? Saffron’s report card from Investors in People

Spicy Learning

Messrs Shepherd and Taylor appeared to debate the oft-used, albeit over-used, statements back in 2007. Since 2004, Saffron’s accrediation by Investors in People has sought to evaluate, cross reference, and check that Hanif before, and now Noorie, really do value their people. At the heart of any great organisation is its people. Our value comes from them’.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

Over 98% of the LMS/LCMS/learning platform have at least one compliance standard, so why use a RCAT that doesn’t?  If it is the latter, and your system accepts SCORM 2004 only (which thus accepts 1.2 Heck, they are lucky if they have audio cards connected to their computers or even are using Windows 2007. . The data is in, the results are interesting and the competition is growing.  What does it all mean? The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). People want it.

Thank You for 25 Great Years!

Visual Lounge

The first release of Snagit came in 1991, Camtasia was released in 1999, Morae in 2004, Jing in 2007, Camtasia Relay and Camtasia for Mac in 2009, Snagit on Mac in 2010, and Coach’s Eye in 2011. Think back 25 years ago. It was 1987. What were you doing? TechSmith was just getting started and opened its doors in 1987… 25 years ago today, on February 28th. Technology has changed!

Your character strengths

Jay Cross

2007). In general, the “Big 5 Happiness Strengths” those life satisfaction character strengths most correlated with well-being, in repeated studies are hope, zest, gratitude, curiosity, and love (Park, Peterson, & Seligman, 2004; Peterson et al., 2007; Proctor, Maltby, & Linley, 2009; Ruch et al., 2007; Shimai et al., 2007). 2007).


HR Staffs, Budgets Saw Modest Rebound in 2012

CLO Magazine

and 1 HR staff per 100 employees from 1996 to 2004. For both 2006 and 2007, the median budgeted change in HR department funding was an increase of more than 7 percent. Following two straight years in which HR department staff cuts were more common than increases, the pattern reversed in 2012, according to a new survey. Arlington, Va. — Nov. 20 Human resource department staffs and budgets showed some signs of recovery in 2012, although those gains probably did not compensate for cuts and freezes experienced during the recession. The median ratio bounced between 0.9 percent).