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Workplace Trends from 2004…Still Trending

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One dusty cover that caught my eye was the January 2004 issue of Training + Development Magazine from ASTD, with this headline: 8 Trends You Need to Know NOW. Here’s a peek at the eight trends from 2004. --1-- Drastic times, drastic measures. It seems like the workplace trends and advice for practioners from ASTD’s 2004 article still apply. By Shelley A. Gable. cleaned my bookshelf the other day, which included moving out stacks of old magazines. immediately thought, “I wonder if those trends are still relevant.”. Let’s take a look. Show them the value.

ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/08/2010 ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter eFront is an LMS commited to international standards. and IMS Common Catridge and with version 3.6 we offer support for the latest iteration of SCORM 2004, its 4th edition. Thank you animsim!

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There are certain articles and columns that we sell on the ASTD store each month. You'll have to register to get to them (the exceptions being the Digital Beat and Working columns), but once you do, you'll be able to read my Intelligence column, Books, Concept, Human Side, E-Learning, and the free feature from each month even if you're not an ASTD member. ASTD members can read all 2004 articles for free on the Website and then the 2003 articles we don't sell on the store More free content on the T+D Website.

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This month's feature articles : --"Get a Seat at the Table" by Kenneth Brown. --"Waiting to Exhale" (how the job market is finally looking up) by Chris Taylor --"An Illuminated Path" (on the Organizational Savvy Model at Becton-Dickinson) by Martin Seldman and Edward Betof --"Learning Outsourcing: A Reality Check" by Nancy DeViney and ASTD's own Brenda Sugrue. The Brown feature is free to all with registration while the others are free for ASTD members only. The Fundamentals column, available to ASTD members or for purchase, is written this month by business guru Stephen Covey.

e-Learning: In Search of a Better Definition

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One of the first definitions for e-learning is ASTD's , who define it as covering a wide set of applications and processes, such as Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual classrooms, and digital collaboration. ASTD's definition is somewhat different in that it basically defines anything that is electronic (electronic learning) as e-learning. Comments welcomed

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I'll be working in the ASTD bookstore and also attending some sessions--not sure how much I'll be able to get online.) At TechLearn. I'll be attending the TechLearn conference in New York Monday through Wednesday next week, so depending on my schedule I may be absent from the blog. I'll check in at the end of next week if not before then. Have a good week, everyone

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We welcome Rex to T+D and ASTD. T+D welcomes new editor. Here at T+D magazine , we have a new editor--Mr. Rex Davenport. He comes from Refrigerated and Frozen Foods Magazine , where he served as executive editor. Previously, he was editor of Microsoft Executive Circle , a magazine for senior-level business decision-makers. For more about him, see our press release. Rex has some fresh ideas for improving T+D , so look for some changes in upcoming issues

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Here at ASTD we're in the final countdown for the 2004 International Conference and Exposition , taking place this Sunday through next Thursday (May 23-27th) at the Washington, D.C., To give you a visual image of how large this all is--in the store, there will be 25,000 books from the ASTD Press and other publishers, 10,000 Infoline issues, 1000 audio recordings of conference sessions and books on tape, and 3000 logo items. All of the ASTD staff have been hard at work getting their piece of the puzzle ready. I'll be wearing an ASTD name tag. Convention Center.

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ASTD has declared December 1st as Employee Learning Day to encourage leaders to renew their commitment to provide employee learning that supports organizational results. Employee Learning Day. Have you heard? What can your company do on Employee Learning Day? Here are some ideas: --Set up an on-site learning center with information about learning opportunities within the organization and throughout the community. Encourage membership and involvement in a professional association. Create individual development plans for employees, making sure that learning is incorporated into all goals.

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If you want to be among the first to know about new free content on Learning Circuits (ASTD's e-learning Webzine), follow the instructions here to sign up. You'll need to register to read it if you're not an ASTD member, but registration is free. My digital content article and a field guide on Web conferencing. Here's the link for my article, "Content Copyright, the Commons, and the C Generation." Although the article isn't yet up on the Learning Circuits homepage , the link was published in the Learning Circuits Express e-newsletter on Friday.

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My Intelligence column this month is entitled The Future of Meetings and discusses some cool tools under development as well as some available right now. A lot of these articles are available free if you register or are an ASTD member. Only Connect. That's the theme of T+D 's November issue. The free cover story (requires registration) is on Robert E. Knowling Jr., former head of Covad and now CEO of the NYC Leadership Academy, which is using best practices from businesses and the military to turn school principals into change agents. Check out T+D November

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I'm in California now, en route to ASTD's TechKnowledge conference in Anaheim. I'll be wearing an ASTD staff name badge and attending sessions. Long-distance blogging. I'll try to hop on here at least once over the three day conference to offer you a backstage view. If you're coming to TechKnowledge, look for me. Feel free to come say hi. Hope to see you

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Resources Needed to Make Evaluation Work." A Learning Circuits article adapted from the new ASTD book, Make Training Evaluation Work. Best you might've missed. Here are the articles and other Web resources that I found most interesting this week. E- or e-mergent learning. Prensky Weblog. Mark Prensky of Games2Train has a Weblog and writes about new articles he's posted to his Website. Check out "Interactive Pretending: An Overview of Simulation" and "The Seven Games of Highly Effective People.". Whitewater editing. great blog entry about writing and editing for the Web. Louis.

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Today is the last day of T+D editor Haidee Allerton, who is moving on to new opportunities after 14 years here at ASTD. ASTD has launched a search for a new editor of the magazine. Best or not-best of the week, depending on your perspective. Today is a special, bittersweet day and I want to take the time to recognize it here on this blog. She will be sorely missed among her staff, who have flourished under her wisdom and humor. In the meantime, our vice president of content and former T+D editor will head our team. Change is always hard, but Haidee's future will be bright.

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tomorrow with several other ASTD 'ers. Best you might have missed. Here are the articles and resources I picked out this week. Have a great weekend, everyone! I'm doing the AIDS Walk here in D.C. Wish me luck. Traditional training/business. Less for Success." Knowledge management initiatives may work best if they're started off small rather than begun as large, enterprise strategies. Managing the Gamer Generation." A short interview with the authors of the book Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever. Sloan School of Management at MIT OpenCourseWare. Technology.

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I'm not just saying that because I work for ASTD. Adkins's articles are available on the T+D Website in the June 2003, November 2003, and February 2004 issues and in Learning Circuits (search the LC archives with Adkins's last name to get a complete list). Conference musings. So our conference is over, and it was a great success. As I wrote articles for the conference daily newspaper, worked in the bookstore, and just generally talked to people, I heard great feedback. Exhibitors in the expo were pleased with the amount of traffic and that people are starting to buy again.

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Here is the definition from ASTD's/ Learning Circuits 's e-learning glossary. What is training? Communication and collaboration guru Robin Good (aka Luigi Canali De Rossi) poses the question, "What is your best definition of training?". Do you agree with his definition? Do you have a better one? Training: A process that aims to improve knowledge, skills, attitudes, and/or behaviors in a person to accomplish a specific job task or goal. Training is often focused on business needs and driven by time-critical business skills and knowledge, and its goal is often to improve performance.

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I'm back from TechLearn and worn out. I was working hard in the ASTD bookstore, which is why I didn't get time to blog. Best you might've missed: TechLearn, pt. 1. Hi, all. But my best-of-the-week this week will be the information I found most interesting from the conference sessions I did get a chance to attend. Especially because I'm behind on my reading.). Next week I'll do a best-you-might've-missed on Wednesday with links from this past week and the first few days of next week. Outsourcing Visions and Organizational Realities: A Panel Discussion. Whose job is on the line? Oclassen).

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Learn more about digital natives in this Answer Geek article , accessible to ASTD members.). It's available to non-ASTD-members, but requires registration Study on online content personalization and relevance to online learning. An interesting study came out from ChoiceStream, a company that sells personalization solutions for online services and others. thought some of the data could be relevant to e-learning designers. Some findings: -- 81 percent of the users surveyed prefer personal content (although we have to take this figure with a grain of salt considering its source).

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Also see my October Intelligence column on offshoring--registration required for non-ASTD members.). The best you might have missed. Here is a double edition of my weekly list. These are the best articles and other resources from Websites and blogs that don't usually cover the learning arena. If there's an article that's not to be missed and it originated on a learning blog, I may also include it. Happy weekend, everybody! Business. Pure' Outsourcing Model Falls From Favor." Indian companies are realizing they need U.S. facilities and staff in a more blended approach. Decision Evolution."

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Go here to read it; you'll have to register if you're not an ASTD member. Hotel Chatter. came across the Hotel Chatter site this morning. Sorry, I forget which blog had the link--I was behind on my reading and read through a lot of entries today). The site offers tips, news, celebrity scoops, and more about hotels around the world. But my favorite sections are Hotel Hell and Hotel Heaven , where people post honest, real-life reviews of various hotels. If you're traveling frequently for training, this site could be very useful. think it's interesting from a customer service standpoint.

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But I can picture exactly what that looks like, having helped to unpack, inventory, and shelve a portion of those yesterday at the ASTD bookstore for our International Conference and Exposition. This was my first experience helping out at the ASTD bookstore and I have to give mammoth kudos to the staff who do this every year. Twenty-five thousand books. The number is almost inconceivable. As I mentioned yesterday, there are also 10,000 Infolines , 1000 audio recordings, and 3000 logo items. It takes two days to set up the bookstore and half a day to break it down.

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The speaker, Theresa Seagraves, is the author of ASTD's recently published Quick! September free Webinars. Here's another installment of your free Webinar listings. As always, I'm just providing the info, not endorsing. Executive Development: Market Overview and Trans-Atlantic Considerations. Taking place TOMORROW (September 9th) at 11 a.m. EDT , this session will provide information from the report "Transforming Corporate Leadership: Best Practices in Executive Education." organizations. The Power to Translate. This Webinar on September 14th at 2 p.m. Show Me Your Value.

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ASTD editor Tora Estep is writing an Infoline on dealing with difficult participants in training. Have you dealt with a difficult participant? We need your stories and tips. She's looking for anecdotes and information on what has and hasn't worked. She'd like people to email her with some do's and don'ts by Wednesday, May 12th. She may conduct phone interviews with some people for more information. She may not be able to use everyone's info, but if she uses your tips, she'll attribute them to you in the Infoline

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The article is free, but you'll need to register to read it if you're not an ASTD member. Finally, a real best of the week/couple weeks! hope the wait was worth it. Here is a super-duper version of best of the week with the most interesting articles and resources I've found recently. Leadership/management. Perplexing Problem? Borrow Some Brains." That has important implications for leaders, the article says, who might try to solve problems without input from others. You might be tempted to say "duh" to the article's premise, but an in-depth look by the author sheds a lot more light.

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ASTD’s own Ryann Ellis, editor of Learning Circuits , interviews e-learning interactivity guru Michael Allen. Best-of-the-two-weeks. As promised , here are the Websites and articles that I found the most interesting in the past two weeks. Have a good weekend, everyone. Theories. What’s Behind the 4-Minute Mile, Starbucks, and the Moon Landing? The Power of Impossible Thinking.” Knowledge@Wharton, a publication of the Wharton School, interviews the authors of a new book that answers such questions as, “How do you make sense of the world in an environment of overwhelming data? Learning.

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You can read the article for free, but it requires registration if you're not an ASTD member.). Best of the week. I'm out of the office tomorrow, so here are the articles and resources that caught my eye this week. Outsourcing: Job outsourcing/offshoring is a very hot topic these days in the United States. T+D will be running two feature articles on outsourcing in upcoming issues, and the lead item in my October Intelligence column will cover it as well. trend alert I received from the Herman Group this week assigns the impetus for outsourcing to the lack of qualified U.S.

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EDT , Jeanne Meister, VP of market development for Accenture Learning; Brenda Sugrue, ASTD's own senior director of research; and Ray Vigil, CLO of Humana, Inc. Free Web seminars in June. Creativity and Innovation: Keys to Corporate Growth". On June 16th at 1 p.m. EDT , entrepreneur, psychologist, and attorney Dr. Jerry Cahn will discuss how to "understand the relationship between creativity and innovation, stimulate employee creativity, develop a business case for innovation, [and] build an innovative culture." His talk is sponsored by Presentation Excellence.

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Today I visited the expo at our ASTD International Conference and Exposition, where 340 booths represent a wide range of companies from all over the world. On the expo floor. talked with a handful of them but at least glanced at all of them. The booth that's drawing the most attention is an oxygen bar. You can inhale oxygen mixed with aromatherapy (orange and peppermint, lavender and tangerine, cranberry, or mountain berry) to feel energized and to detoxify. I'm not sure how well it worked on me--I mainly felt a tickling feeling in my nose as the oxygen went in.

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For more on EPSS in the workplace, go to the ASTD Reading List. ETPSS (electronic tax performance support system). Today is the day. Not the day of your root canal. Not the day you have to clean the gutters. But another day you might look forward to about as much. You know what it is. It's tax day. What does this have to do with training or learning? A lot. This year, I decided to do my taxes online for the first time. There's a site that's free to anyone if you go through the IRS Website. like free and I don't like paperwork. Seemed like a no-brainer to me. Maybe soon the U.S.

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ASTD COO/CIO Tony Bingham talked about social software tools in his opening address, as did keynote speaker and Newsweek.com editor Michael Rogers. Quick hits. The TechKnowledge conference has been a whirlwind as I've attended sessions, chatted with presenters and attendees, listened and learned, and shared my knowledge. will offer more analysis in the next couple of days, but in the meantime here are some quick hits of hot topics at the conference this year. 1) social software and e-learning. just wrote two articles on this topic in Learning Circuits.

E-Learning Jargon: What you might think it is.well…

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ASTD now called ATD -  Once referred to as Association of Training and Development – a worldwide association for T&D folks, they changed their name to ATD – Association of Talent Development. The term does not apply to anyone who provides training in the B2B or B2C space, IMO (In my opinion), rather it focused on internal training or learning.   I suspect I won’t be speaking at ASTD after this comment, then again, previous statements about their incompetence when it comes to putting on a show, probably killed my chances long ago. . The E-Learning World.

Leader development is the question. Is mobile the answer?

Allison Rossett

Although studies, such as Collins and Holton’s 2004 meta-analysis in HRDQ and Bruce Avolio and colleagues’ 2005 study in Leadership Review point to the  positive influences  associated with leadership development, current and expensive initiatives often attract raised eyebrows, reflecting skepticism about transfer from leader development events to performance, habits and results. ASTD’s 2011 Annual State of the Industry (SOIR) Report found even punier use of mobile for learning and support, with reliance on mobile technology used for not even 1 percent of available learning hours.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

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Topyx is SCORM 2004, which means that a tool that is SCORM 2004, SCORM 1.2, Tags: E-Learn Info HTML5 LCMS LMS SCORM Talent and Performance Management Trends Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning learning portal mobile learning tablet tablets webinars ASTD clo mlearning talent management In the movie Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room , one of the opening shots shows the skyline of Houston from above. Get your tablets here. your tablets. Latest data: 95% of the tablet market is owned by iPad. and HTML5. Gartner projects 54.8 LMS Vendors and Tablets Update.

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

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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. Reflecting on #ASTD10 Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS" Chicago Bound: Kineo at ASTD ICE #astd10 One Year on at Kineo #yam Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle f. ASTD Keynote: “People Lie&# Richard Hilleman Electr.

Starting a conversation about social media for learning

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By George Siemens (2004). By Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner (ASTD, 2010). As promised in my last post , I’m sharing my reading list from my graduate course on emerging technologies. The first topic we took up was social media learning, since I thought it might be somewhat familiar even if students weren’t able to use these kinds of tools much as yet (entirely possible given the roles they play and the kinds of organizations in which they work). Here’s the reading list. Enjoy!  And please share any resources that are your favorites in the comments. Required.

e-Learning Glossaries

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Stuart Crabb of Facebook #ASTDTK12

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My live notes from the general session at ASTD TK12 on Thursday. 1970 Marshall McLuhan ‘the medium is the message’ 1995 The Internet 2004 Facebook and the social graph – the social layer of the internet which allows people to connect and share. Humans have been collaborating since the dawn of time. Facebook didn’t invent that, just created a great tool. What does it mean to be social? It’s not new. Cave drawings from 32,000 BC – telling a story, sharing with those around them). Middle ages the Guttenberg Press – huge advance in mass communication. Who is Facebook?

Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners

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Elearning applications

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How I use social media professionally

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actively started using LinkedIn (my first social media site) in 2004. also take part in some special interest communities (e-Learning guild, ASTD, LinkedIn group about learning). Recently a company ask me to to give them an introduction in the usage of social media, by explaining to them how I use it. This weekend I read an old but interesting post on LinkedIn strategies.

Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning

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Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

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Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

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Topyx is SCORM 2004, which means that a tool that is SCORM 2004, SCORM 1.2, Learn Info e-learning e-learning vendors elearning HTML5 LCMS learning portal LMS mobile learning SCORM tablet tablets Talent and Performance Management Trends Uncategorized webinars ASTD clo mlearning talent managementIn the movie Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room , one of the opening shots shows the skyline of Houston from above. As the camera goes over the buildings, a series of voices say, “something is going on down there&# , well in the LMS world; something is going on down there.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

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