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TRAINING INDUSTRY  Developing a High Performing IT Organization
| MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016
Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chief Information Officer (CIO) from 2009 till 2013. Having led IT organizations over the past two decades, I have learned much from the mistakes I have made. Regarding the workforce, one of my lessons learned is not to over value the technical skills of an individual. Deep technical skills are certainly needed and should be valued in any IT organization, but making personnel decisions based solely (or even mainly) on the individual’s technical skills has significant downside. That, in turn, drives the collective success of the team. Richard A.
RAPTIVITY  Kasy Young, from Be Your Best Foundation, shares her experience with Raptivity
| FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
To begin with, Kasy has been with Raptivity from 2009 and throughout the podcast, she shares how Raptivity Games has helped her deliver exceptional learning outcomes. Raptivity is all excited to showcase its third podcast from Kasy Young, President, Be Your Best Foundation. Kasy also sheds light on how Raptivity is the secret sauce that elevates the Young Social Graces Society programs by addressing behavior and bully problems in schools. She also shares how Raptivity Support team is exceptional in addressing her queries. Hear the podcast to know about her experience with Raptivity.
LEARNUPON  Become a SCORM pro – Day 1. What is SCORM?
| MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016
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. That’s left us with internal expertise that could save you a lot of time and work. So this week, I’m bringing you something a little different – everything you need to know about SCORM ! Before SCORM. That was life pre-SCORM! SCORM was soon born.
TOM SPIGLANIN  Checking In
| THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
When we adopted Arianna in 2009, we met her older brother Erik and have remained in contact with their family via Skype. Well, I’m busy preparing for the FocusOn Learning conference that will be taking place 8-10 June in Austin, Texas. I’m leading a pre-conference workshop titled Guerrilla Video Techniques for Beginners, as well as two conference sessions. The first will be on Thursday on the subject of effective video for learning on a shoestring budget, and the second on Friday titled, “Lights, Camera … Wait, Who Has the Script?” Video. It was was great.
ELEARNINGMIND  Continuous Partial Attention Is The New Norm In Learning
| THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016
Psychologists Shawn Green and Daphne Bavelier published a 2009 study which found that the CPA required by video games–causing the player to watch the screen, weigh incentives, listen to prompts, and use motor skills all simultaneously–actually improved user perception, reaction, and neurologically processing. If multitasking had a cousin, it would be continuous partial attention (CPA): The ability to pay attention to more than one thing for an extended period of time. What are some of the ways to tell if you have continuous partial attention? The Gamer Effect.
OPENSESAME  Are Game-Based Virtual Simulations the Future of Online Training?
| MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
Slate reports that after presenting a 2009 military simulation video designed to help soldiers dealing with suicidal tendencies, suicide rates decreased 60 percent among training participants over the following nine months. Imagine this: you’re a Human Resources Manager for a small company and you’re tasked with providing required sexual harassment training for 85 employees. You hear about a company creating game-based, virtual simulation courses in lieu of traditional in-person training. Why are WILL’s training courses so unique? As Jessica, do you confront the harasser yourself?
BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  Designing UX for eLearning? Skip the Cargo Cult
| TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
It is from a UX conference held back in 2009, but its message is pretty timeliness. When it comes to user experience (UX), most eLearning designers will tell you they can do better. The problem? They are not really UX/UI designers. They are instructional designers, eLearning specialists and trainers. If they work inside an organization, they do not have the luxury of having a cross-functional team that includes someone with deep UX/UI design experience. UX testing is not even on most project plans! No testing required. This 6-minute video challenges that idea. “Good artists copy.
CDSM  CDSM Developer Cycles in Aid of Maggie’s
| TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
Gareth began working at CDSM in August 2009 and plays a vital role as a Senior Developer working on our learning platform technology. Our very own Gareth Thomas will be participating in the upcoming Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by le Tour de France 2016 to raise funds for the charity, Maggie’s. Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by le Tour de France 2016 will be taking place on Sunday 5 th June 2016 at Margam Park in Port Talbot, South Wales. The Gran Fondo will take place in approximately 2,905m of climbing, passing through the beautiful Brecon Beacons and the Medio Fondo approximately 2,060m .
TRAINING INDUSTRY  Digital Content Distribution A Better Deal for Corporate Training than Higher Ed
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
As Forbes reports, when Inkling was founded in 2009, its main prospects were traditional textbook publishers. Recent reports suggest that digital books aren’t gaining popularity as quickly as initially predicted, particularly in higher education. However, in the corporate training space, interactive digital content has been celebrated as an innovator, and creators and distributors of that content have reaped the rewards of that innovation in the form of funding. Last year, XanEdu Publishing, Inc., million. Research conducted by Training Industry, Inc.
CDSM  #TeamCDSMRun are back …
| THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
The first IAAF World Half Marathon Championships to take place in the United Kingdom since 2009, the 2016 event will take place in Cardiff this Saturday 26 th March 2016. #TeamCDSMRun are back, fresh and ready to take on the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships Cardiff 2016 this Saturday. The running team is led by our Head of Operations and Management – Kieran McGlynn, the other team members are Sam, Rebecca, Jay and Alex who come from various departments here at CDSM. The team are now ready take on the first event of the #TeamCDSMRun calendar this year.
NUGGETHEAD  Visual Theme: Learning Solutions 2016 recap
| TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
It is also the very first conference I attended that I felt “at home” back in 2009. Walking out to load my bags in the car last Monday (March 14), I tapped the Weather app on my iPhone to check what to expect as I headed to Orlando for the 2016 Learning Solutions Conference & Expo. Where I stood the current temperature was nearing 70 degrees while in Orlando it was slightly cooler. That’s a first! The temperature in Orlando really didn’t matter because I knew the temperature at the conference would be high (metaphorically speaking). My peeps. Wednesday.
GROWTH ENGINEERING  The Birth of Gamification (History of Gamification Pt.2)
| TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
2009 – Gamification: here, there and everywhere. 2009 saw the launch of Foursquare , an app allowing users to search for and discover new places. Last week we took you back to a strange time. It was a time when games were games, and work was work and we were just starting to see the potential of combining the two. During the latter part of the 20th Century, people were beginning to consider games as a way to increase productivity in the workplace. With the conception of Frequent Flier rewards, the power of game mechanics to engage customers was also realised.
EFRONT  5 Strategies to Engage the Millennials
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016
Price, 2009). Ever wondered why young trainees complain about today’s training materials, especially when these training materials have been developed by seasoned and mature training developers? Why, despite being a state-of-art eLearning course, its learners do not meet the learning achievement expectations? In this article, we share a recent research on learning habits of millennials and a proposed teaching strategy for them. The digital generation of today is affectionately called the millennials. She created her famous 5 Rs of engaging these millennial learners.
TRAINING INDUSTRY  Whats the Hype behind Employee Wellness Programs
| MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
Since 2009, Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) have conducted surveys analyzing the development of corporate health programs designed to improve employee productivity by creating a healthier work environment. Endorsed by the Affordable Care Act, employee wellness programs are increasingly popular with organizations that believe in the importance of health in business. And that’s got to be good for business.” The “period policy” is not a completely uncommon concept.
MLEVEL  Meet 50 Northwestern alumni behind some of Chicago’s top startups
| FRIDAY, 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. Garber picked up an MBA at the Chicago Booth School of Business but received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern in Psychology and Business Institutions in 2009. Pinto is a part of Northwestern’s class of 2009 and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He attended the school from 2005 to 2009 and graduated with a degree in Education and Social Policy. Recap from: Built In Chicago News Article.
-  strategic transformation of workplace learning
For example, performance improvement specialist, Gary Wise extrapolated Josh Bersin’s research data from 2009 and found that as much as 95% of workplace learning is informal. Is your learning and development team able to transform so it can support complex work, help people be more creative, and adapt to the changing nature of the digital workplace? Strategic transformation is more than changing what you work on. “Strategic Transformation. not just through conventional training but as people carry out their daily jobs) and how performance problems can be solved in different ways.
GROWTH ENGINEERING  10 Serious Games that changed the world
| THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016
After she suffered a concussion in 2009, the resulting symptoms left Jane feeling depressed and suicidal. Game-based learning is just one term covered by serious games, but serious games have had a serious impact in society. Here’s a list of 10 ways the world has been transformed by play. 1. Microsoft Flight Simulator (1982). Flight Simulators are the grandfathers of serious games so it seems only right to mention the most successful commercial flight simulator of them all. Tiltfactor Laboratory (2003). Force More Powerful (2006). Movement. Darfur is Dying (2006). PeaceMaker (2007).
LEARNING WIRE  A new recipe for learner engagement (and how to bake it)
| WEDNESDAY, 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). Despite an attractive learning offer, state-of-art learning technology and a corporate learning strategy, we hear that many CLOs are struggling with what really counts: learner engagement! This article offers a new learner engagement recipe to boost learner engagement in your corporate learning environment. Why engage your learners?
LEARNING WITH E'S  A friend of a friend
| SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2016
Earlier, in 2009 I suggested that it might even be reduced to one or two degrees of separation. Facebook has recently claimed that it has reduced the degrees of separation between people. This claim is based on its analysis of the personal data it has collated from its 1.6 billion subscribers. If you are a subscriber to Facebook (and there aren't many people around that I know who aren't), then your data is included in this massive calculation exercise. through his small world experimen t. Back in 2012, I predicted that the era of social media would reduce that degrees of separation.
ORIGIN LEARNING  Ingrain Immersive Learning…Get the drift?
| MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
From a start of 3 million users in 2009, the growth has been phenomenal. “Ambitious, Driven, Business focused, emerging…Professional and…Member | Available from Jan 2016” – these are compelling ‘characteristics’ of an individual, who knows the market forces and the power of the social media platform, to get to the goal envisioned and shared on a public social sphere. The world is shrinking and yet expanding. Today, it’s a globe where connecting the dots is what matters most. It’s an evolving terrain. Its younger cousin LinkedIn was not far! Not the esoteric kind though! Hold on!
USABLE LEARNING  I’m an Elephant!
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
2009 – Ruth Clark. Specifically, I’m a Neon Elephant: The Neon Elephant is an award from Dr. Will Thalheimer of Work-Learning Research, given for bridging the gap between research and learning practice. This is really delightful, given the company of previous awardees : 2014 – Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel for their book, Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. 2013 – Gary Klein. 2012 – K. Anders Ericsson. 2011 – Jeroen van Merriënboer. 2010 – Richard E. Clark. 2008 – Robert Brinkerhoff.
TOPYX LMS  Have You Gone Social With Your Learning – Broadcast
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2015
Interactyx, the developers of TOPYX LMS software, has been a leader in the social learning industry since TOPYX hit the market in 2009. Social Learning Gains Momentum. Jodi Harrison, Vice President of Business Development at Interactyx, was a guest on the popular radio broadcast from the Brandon Hall Group, called HCMx Radio. She joined hosts Rachel Cooke, COO and Michael Rochelle, Chief Strategy Officer & HCM Principal Analyst at Brandon Hall Group for the 20th installment of their radio show / podcast. The full conversation can be accessed above – hit play. Jeffrey A.
ELEARNING BROTHERS  The 12 Days of eLearning
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015
The very first templates sold in 2009 were sold on our website eLearningTemplates.com, but the company news, blog, about us, and contact us details were housed on eLearningBrothers.com. 12 Lectoras Inspiring – This was the year that the eLearning industry was taken by storm and witnessed a powerful partnership as Trivantis incorporated our template library and cutout people images into the Lectora Inspire 12 feature set. Every user who purchases Lectora Inspire gains instant access to our eLearning templates, interactions, games, and more through the Inspire product. Learning Objectives.
VISUAL LOUNGE  Office 365 Video: Your Corporate YouTube
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2015
Jack, also known as SharePointJack ( Follow @SharePointJack ) is a technology enthusiast, IT SharePoint administrator for a fortune 500 company, and a Camtasia user since 2009 who loves sharing and teaching others. He has helped organize SharePoint Saturday Events in the Chicago area, as well as speaking about SharePoint and technology at numerous events in the midwest. YouTube is a great service for sharing videos and screencasts publicly with the world. Plus it gobbled up space on our servers. Office 365 Video addresses the gap left by YouTube’s wide open security. Channels. Playback.
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  My 2015 EduBlogs Award Nominations #eddies15
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2015
thoroughly good event to get involved in, and be nominated for too. I’ve been lucky enough to have been nominated and a finalist for the 2009 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , and 2014 awards. Let’s Yes, it’s that time of year again … the Edublog Awards. The Edublog Awards started in 2004 in response to community concerns relating to how schools, districts and educational institutions were blocking access of learner and teacher blog sites for educational purposes. The purpose of the Edublog awards is promote and demonstrate the educational values of these social media. ”. Thank you.
-  JAY CROSS – Pushing the Envelope to the End
He brought us together in 2009. “It all boils down to learning, but not the sort of learning you experienced at school. No, this is learning as a life skill. You’re learning all the time, taking in new information and making sense of it. You learn from experience, from conversations with peers, and from the school of hard knocks. You’re in charge of it, not a teacher or institution.” David Kelly , amongst others, has done a wonderful job in gathering many of the remembrances of Jay that have been written over the past week. Jane has also done a great job curating Twitter condolences.
OPENSESAME  4 Online Tools to Help Your Small Business Thrive
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015
2009) Okta - Secure Identity Management & Single Sign-In. At OpenSesame, we believe in supporting fellow tech startups, and today we have compiled a list of four online tools from these businesses. The only two pieces of criteria for selection were that the companies and their tool had to: a) belong to Gen Z (founded after 2004) and b) be used by the OpenSesame team. It was written of our own volition and no one else’s! . Okta is an application that allows you to have multiple websites signed in at the same time. One click and you’re ready to go! . What tools did we miss?
JANE HART  RIP Jay Cross
| SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2015
Jay was always full of life and this is how I want to remember him: after our presentations at the L&SG event in London in 2009 […]. Jay was my hero, my colleague and a good friend. It was terrible to hear the news today that he died yesterday (6 November) at his home in California. Social learning
EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  eLearning Standards—What They Are and Why They Matter
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015
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. Just like humans need a common language to communicate with each other, eLearning courses and learning management systems (LMS) need a common language so that courses can send information back to the LMS from students taking those courses. To accomplish this, the industry has come up with several eLearning standards that allow courses created by any vendor to “talk” with an LMS created by any other vendor. SCORM.
DESIGNED FOR LEARNING  Why I #lrnchat
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2015
lrnchat started in 2009 and this is what we are all about. Every Thursday at 5:30 PM PST, a bunch of folks get together on twitter and chat about all things learning in our weekly #lrnchat @lrnchat. There are several reasons why I #lrnchat. But if I had to sum it up in a single word, I'd say I #lrnchat to ENGAGE. engage with the topic of conversation. What do we chat about? Well, the themes from October include: - Learning and Rest - Creative Thinking - Learning from Animals - What an inspiring and insightful chat with special guest, Animal Behaviourist, Jason G. Goldman.
ATD LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES  Flash Is Dead! Long Live Flash for E-Learning!
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015
Indeed, I’ve been using Flash for my web e-learning projects since 2009. The.swf file, the exported Flash object that plays in the Flash player in your browser, has been my friend for a long time. That was Flash version 3.0. Since then, I’ve programmed and built using Flash 3,4, 5, MX, MX 2004, 8, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, CC, CC 2014 and now CC 2015. No doubt, I love Flash. However, in 2010, an executive (from a company that shall remain nameless) beat up on my Flash. quickly came to the defense of Flash because of my long-standing relationship with the tool. So what?
LEARNING WIRE  The Real Truth about ROI – the Learning Performance Model
| THURSDAY, 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. 2009) found a positive relationship between learning in organizations and job satisfaction. The most consistent challenge for L&D leaders throughout the past 20 years has been the need to prove the ROI of learning investments and thus prove their contribution to strategic business goals. This article aims to illustrate the real truth about ROI and share the developed Learning Performance Model (LPM).
OPENSESAME  Leader vs. Boss: 4 Tips You Should Know
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015
In 2009, US companies spent $12 billion on leadership development , and it’s easy to see why. (This week’s blog post inspired by the elearning course “ So, You Want to Be the Boss… ”). . In the same way athletes need motivation from inspirational coaches in the locker room before winning the championship, the most productive employees are the ones who believe not only in the institution they work for, but in their team, starting with the woman or man in charge. No, not their boss, but their leader. This post discusses the differences between the two. Think about the word “boss.” As C.S.
PARADISO  SCORM Compliance and Tin Can Api
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015
The last major update was the 2004 4th Edition, released 6 years ago in 2009, but since the introduction of new training and elearning techniques and technology training has started to show less reliance on SCORM, and SCORM compliance isn’t the be all and end all it once was. Imagine owning lots of DVDs but not having a player capable of playing them. In the case of elearning, SCORM is like the DVD player, without which you wouldn’t be able to play your movies. It defines how content from the client side interacts with whichever learning management system is being used. Intro to SCORM.
LEARNING WIRE  Horizontal vs vertical development?
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015
—  Nick Petrie, “Future Trends in Leadership Development,” Center for Leadership Development, White Paper, 2014, p.14.  Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey, Immunity to Change , Boston: Harvard Business Press, 2009, p. 1.  Petrie, p. Companies train to develop their staff. They want to produce more effective, better, employees; better for the company, better for the employees. Company training aims at two types of development; horizontal development (the skills to do the job) and vertical development (how to function at increasing levels of authority). Learning trend
VISUAL LOUNGE  Transform your PowerPoint into a PowerCast using Camtasia!
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
Cherrett, Wills, Price, Maynard, & Dror (2009), found that viewing a video and using the content to solve a problem can foster deep learning and promote student curiosity. 2009). Today’s guest blogger is Michael F. Ruffini, Ed.D.! Michael is a Professor of Educational Technology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate educational technology courses in the Department of Teaching and Learning. For more information on his work, visit his website, The Teacher Cast Academy , or send him a note at mruffini(at)bloomu(dot)edu. neoK12.
ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
According to the US Department of Education’s studies on online education published in 2009 and revised in 2010, “on average, students in online learning conditions performed modestly better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.”. You’ve decided that it’s time to move your courses online. Membership numbers seem stagnant and renewals are decreasing. As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs. But wait…How will you explain eLearning to your Executive Director? An LCMS?
LEARNING WITH E'S  Selfie number 10
| SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2015
first met Joyce at the first Personal Learning Environment (PLE) conference in Barcelona in 2009 and we have been friends ever since. Recently, in the wake of the #blimage blogging challenge I've been thinking about the power of photos and images. Not only can they help us to think metaphorically, they can also emote memories. have quite a collection of selfies and other photos of me with people who have either inspired me or influenced my thinking in some way. usually run into them at conferences, and of course, a good way to create a memory is to get a picture taken with them.
THE ELEARNING COACH  ELC 026: Looking Into The Future Of Instructional Technology
| MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
Dr. Brown was Editor-in-Chief of the journal, TechTrends from 2009 to 2012. Are you curious about the future of instructional technology and learning? Abbie Brown, Ph.D., and Tim Green, Ph.D., make it a point to follow the trends and issues in our field—from the latest technologies to new research. Together, they produce the Trends & Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology and Learning Sciences Podcast. Abbie Brown […] Post from: The eLearning Coach ELC 026: Looking Into The Future Of Instructional Technology. Abbie Brown, Ph.D., and Tim Green, Ph.D., Podcasts
CLIVE ON LEARNING  Compelling content requires some media chemistry
| MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
text and speech used together alongside any visual element makes for difficult viewing (the brain can only process one verbal element, so the learner has to choose which to concentrate on and try to ignore the other) video (say a presenter's webcam), alongside still images or animation, is equally distracting because the learner cannot watch both at the same time See Richard E Mayer's Multimedia Learning (Cambridge University Press, 2009) to see the research that backs all this up. Media chemists know less is usually more Media consumers, especially learners, want the easy life.
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  Supporting emerging technologies
| TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
Reflection: Learning Technologies 2009. Thanks to Grainne Conole for sharing this on Facebook this morning, and to Michelle Pacansky-Brock for sharing on LinkedIn too – 5 Ways to Support Faculty Who Teach with Emerging Technologies. It’s a great image (available from Mindwires, CC BY) depicting 5 types of innovators, or rather 5 approached of innovating in learning and education, from the (my understanding of the labels, anyway!): ‘Laggards’ Those who follow on once a technology has proven itself. Late majority. Early majority. Early adopters. Innovators.
LEARNNOVATORS  Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
| MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015
For example, there was a decline in overall training expenditure in the UK from a high point, in 2008, of £5.157bn (US$ 7.7bn) to £5.076bn (US$7.6bn) in 2009, with a slow recovery to £5.100bn (US$7.65bn) in 2012. ABOUT BOB LITTLE (Senior Partner, Bob Little Press & PR). Bob Little is a writer , commentator and publicist who works globally, specializing in the corporate online learning industry. His interests include singing and sport – notably cricket. He is also a Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Carmen and a Freeman of the City of London. THE INTERVIEW: 1. Virtual classrooms.
EFRONT  Interviewing Potential Online Facilitators
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015
An effective instructor should be able to encourage self-directed learning habits and imbibe the value of life-long learning in their learners (Reushle & Mitchell, 2009). 2009). Hiring an online instructor or a facilitator is one of the most significant decisions you may make for your newly launched course. Be wary of face-to-face instructors eager to teach your online courses. Online teaching is not the same as face-to-face instruction. It It requires certain personality traits that help an individual succeed in the online medium. References. Conrad, R. & Donaldson, J.
WILL AT WORK LEARNING  New Scientific Review of Learning Styles
| TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015
2009; Snider, 1992; Stahl, 1999; Tarver & Dawson, 1978), and each has drawn the conclusion that there is no viable evidence to support the theory. Just last month at the Debunker Club, we debunked the learning-styles approach to learning design based on our previous compilation of learning-styles debunking resources. Now, there's a new research review by Daniel Willingham, debunker extraordinaire, and colleagues. Willingham, D. T., Hughes, E. M., & Dobolyi, D. G. 2015). The scientific status of learning styles theories. Teaching of Psychology, 42 (3), 266-271. link].
TALENTLMS  Why do Learners Drop Out of a Course?
| TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
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. In this article, we will uncover the “why” behind the drop-outs and the “how” to stall them to a complete stop. There is hope.
LAMBDA SOLUTIONS  eBook: Filling the Totara & Moodle Reporting Gap with Lambda Analytika
| MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015
Fast forward a few years to 2009, wherein a survey from Bersin & Associates found that 45% of LMS owners described LMS reporting as their number one challenge. When the learning management system spread from the education market to the corporate sector in the mid-2000s, tech-savvy business professionals were quick to criticize LMS reporting functionalities. Unfortunately, this percentage has only increased in the last six years. lms reporting Moodle Reporting Moodle Reports
GEOTALENT  Cost-effective Learning Management for Law Enforcement & Community Services: Part 3
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
Leal, J., E-Learning and Online Education: Implications for the Future of Law Enforcement Training , World Future Review 2009, last accessed May 28, 2015 from [link]. [Post by K.M. Lowe, Writer & Corporate Communicator]. Continued from previous post. Today, our changing world is providing new challenges for law enforcement. report called The State of E-Learning in Canadian Policing noted that “Technology-supported learning can be an enabler of high quality policing. Not surprisingly, there was one just a short distance away. References. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.
LAMBDA SOLUTIONS  Filling the LMS Reporting Gap with Lambda Analytika
| FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
Fast forward a few years to 2009, wherein a survey from Bersin & Associates found that 45% of LMS owners described LMS reporting as their number one challenge. When the learning management system spread from the education market to the corporate sector in the mid-2000s, tech-savvy business professionals were quick to criticize LMS reporting functionalities. Unfortunately, this percentage has only increased in the last six years. lms reporting Moodle Reporting Moodle Reports
-  technology, change, and us
Working since 2009, forged in a global furnace of libertarian money, trade, avarice, criminality, espionage and law enforcement, Bitcoin and other crypto currency experiments provide increasing confidence that blockchains are robust in harsh environments and have a bright future.”. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds. Innovation vs. (social) copying [without innovators to copy, none of us can learn socially]. Another attribute of the most successful strategies is that they are parasitic. Image: NPR.
MARCIA CONNER  The Rise of Social Everything
| THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
” The Nielsen Global Online Consumer Survey from 2009 pointed out 90% of consumers surveyed trusted recommendations from people they know, and 70% trusted consumer opinions posted online even from people they didn’t know. Within a few years, the word “social” may seem as cliché as “synergy” feels now. Social connection will be like a dial tone, something we once expected to hear and now don’t bother listening for as we dial. What it represents is just there. Between now and then, though, we have some growing up to do. Social Business.
360 TRAINING  Interview: Lori Myers on Assessments
| MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
Lori explains that prior to Pre-PAC, there were few credentialing opportunities in Family and Consumer Sciences, but since launching their first assessment in December of 2009, Pre-PAC now offers 11 different assessments and corresponding certifications. “We are currently working on a new one,” she tells us, revealing that the new assessment will focus on leadership. The 360training Authoring Program was delighted to have the recent opportunity to talk with Lori Myers about the ground-breaking assessment work of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). Your Turn.
LEARNNOVATORS  Andrew Scivally – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
| FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015
Founded in 2009, eLearning Brothers (eLB) based in the Salt Lake City area in Utah, USA,is a global provider of eLearning templates. In 2009, due to some unfortunate circumstances, my brother needed to start working from home and it was at that moment we started to think about starting the company. ABOUT ANDREW SCIVALLY (Co-Founder, eLearning Brothers). Andrew Scivally is one of the co-founders of eLearning Brothers, the other being Shawn Scivally, his brother. The companyhelps eLearning professionals create engaging, interactive, and inspiring learning content. THE INTERVIEW: 1.
EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  Debunker Club Works to Dispel the Corrupted Cone of Learning
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015
Will Thalheimer’s post from 2009 debunking these claims is where I learned it was incorrect. A new group called The Debunker Club is working to dispel myths and misinformation in the learning field. From their website: The Debunker Club is an experiment in professional responsibility. Anyone who’s interested may join as long as they agree to the following: I would like to see less misinformation in the learning field. will invest some of my time in learning and seeking the truth, from sources like peer-reviewed scientific research or translations of that research. Molenda, M.,
ALEARNING  aLearning Trail Guide Now Available on Amazon
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
Much has changed in the technology of elearning since the trail guide was originally published in 2009, but the step-by-step instructions for gathering what you need to develop, and then create, your association’s elearning strategy are still valid. Though I’d thought it was time to retire aLearning: A Trail Guide for Association eLearning , I continue to see sales and interest in the book — a great sign that online learning is alive and well and growing in the world of nonprofit and trade associations! And that help is easier to get than ever. How cool is that?
CHALLENGE TO LEARN  People that inspire me: my 5 eLearning heroes
| SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015
Jay Cross in his famous ketchup bottle shirt- by Ignite Gnomedex 2009. Recently I was doing a presentation on eLearning trends. During that presentation I realized that there are just a handful of people driving fundamental change in eLearning. These are the people who really change our landscape and have a big influence on my working eLearning life. So I decided to share these 5 eLearning heroes with you, so you can plug-in to these sources of inspiration as well. ELearning Hero #1: Jay Cross. Jay is the guy that coined the term eLearning for the first time in 1998. But there is more.
LEARNNOVATORS  Dan Pontefract – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
| THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
Dan is also a renowned speaker and has been invited to deliver over 100 external keynotes and presentations since 2009, including a TEDx Talk. ABOUT DAN PONTEFRACT (Author, Speaker, Chief Envisioner). Dan is author of “ Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization ” and is currently at work on the follow-up book. He is Chief Envisioner of TELUS Transformation Office; a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance corporate culture, leadership, learning, work styles & collaboration practices. 100 Awards. He’s an educator at heart. THE INTERVIEW: 1.
KAPP NOTES  Three Guidelines for Effectively Integrating Games in the Classroom
| THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
Wouter, 2013, Ke 2009, Hays,2005). Ke (2009) found that the learning outcomes achieved through computer games depend largely on how educationalists align learning (i.e., 2009). A number of meta-analysis studies have been conducted in the field of game-based learning attempting to create generalizable findings that can be used to select and create meaningful educational and instructional game experiences. Here are three guidelines culled from research on the subject. The vast frozen wilderness faces the player as she learns about heat flow formula. References: Hays, R. T.
KAPP NOTES  Three Abstracts: Does Your Instruction have Too Much “Certainty”?
| TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
2009) Uncertainty and engagement with learning games. I was recently researching the element of “chance” as it is used in learning games and how chance relates to learning. It turns out having the element of chance in your learning game design is actually a good thing. Often instructors and designers try to reduce chance as much as possible in learning games so that everyone has a “fair” opportunity to win or achieve success. However, according to several research articles, that might not be the best course of action. Abstract One. Robinson, S. Pages 21-26. Game
VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  CBSE Open Text Based Assessments – Lip Service or Silver Bullet
| THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
While this is a good “upward” aspiration, it is unlikely to be true on a significant scale as pointed out by the NCFTE 2009 report itself. The Open Text-based Assessment or OTBA was also notified on May 31, 2013 by the Central Board of Secondary Education. Applicable to select subjects in Class IX and XI, this was made a mandatory component of the Summative exams at the end of the year. Experts hired by CBSE have now made essays/case studies etc. It assumes and implies several things. It assumes that teachers will be able to execute if oriented and trained.
OBSIDIAN LEARNING  Making Connections: Trends in Social Learning
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
Building on the concept of communities of practice , Etienne Wenger (2009) has proposed a social theory of learning. 2009). The focus of this theory is “learning as social participation,” in which learners actively participate in the practices of social communities and construct personal identities in relation to these communities. As instructional designers, we’re aware of various theories about how and why people learn. And, of course, we’ve heard about social learning. And just as technology has advanced, learning theory has advanced. Here are some possibilities.
LEARNING REBELS  Simplicity in Learning
| TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015
The Association for Talent Development, Learning Circuits Archives “Time-to-Develop-One-Hour-of-Training” 2009, K. There is beauty in simplicity. Simplicity speaks to us, captures our emotions, tells a story and in some cases propels us to act. L&D people, God love ‘em, are the embodiment of over-thinkers. The originators of the overly complex. “If one is good more must be better” . L&D is still looking for the formula to make their jobs easier, yet development more complex. ADDIE, SAM, Gagne, Blooms, Kemps. Simple is our nemesis. GAH. . years. ref 1). ref 3).
OBSIDIAN LEARNING  That’s not my style: Learning preferences and instructional design
| THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015
When we take a look at the research, we find that the term learning style has varying definitions (see, for example, Wang, Wang, Wang, & Huang, 2006; Franzoni & Assar, 2009; Kinshuk, Liu, & Graf, 2009; Wu & Alrabah, 2009). Several models have been offered to define and explain learners’ preferences for learning (Chang, Kao, Chu, and Chiu, 2009). 2009). 2009). 2009). In fact, students preparing to be teachers are often taught about “learning styles” in their courses. Overview of Learning Styles. OK, now what?
-  my pkm story
By 2009, I saw PKM as the missing component of most enterprise KM efforts. By late 2009, I described PKM as our part of the learning contract. It has been over 10 years that I have examined, practiced, and developed models for personal knowledge management/mastery. Here are some reflections on how my thoughts have evolved over that decade. PKM shifts responsibility. Companies should recognise that their employees are not “human resources”, but investors who bring their expertise into a company. Early Tools. Organizations are still enamoured with information technology.
TALENTLMS  eLearning in the Workplace
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
References Overton, Laura & Hills, Howard (2009). Workplace learning, professional development and eLearning are phrases with increasingly blurred meanings. Information technology systems are used to develop business infrastructure and conduct operational protocols like CRM, Finance and Human Resources. The same systems are extended to include learning management systems (LMS) that enable education and employee development. eLearning has become the cornerstone of education services to the mobile and the busy employee. Just-in-time training is the name of the game.
EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  10 Songs to Get You Ready for Nashville and the LUC 2015
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015
Jack White relocated from Detroit to Nashville in 2009 and is often credited with influencing the idea that Nashville makes a great home base for non-country musicians too. I used to love making mix CDs and wanted to share some LUC 2015 inspired songs. Since everything is digital now, I made you a playlist to help you get ready for the 2015 Lectora® User Conference in Nashville, Tennessee this April 29 – 30. Crazy Town – Jason Aldean. This popular country song is an ode to the aspiring music star, playing for tips in honkytonks and just trying to make it “in this crazy town.”. Blog LUC
-  our future of work
Later, in 2009, five of us established an international think-tank, the Internet Time Alliance , where we continue to advance better ways for people to work and learn. Henry Demarist Lloyd wrote in March 1881, that “ When monopolies succeed, the people fail … “, in his piece denouncing the practices of Rockefeller’s Standard Oil. Capitalism does not have to be corporatism. There is little doubt today about the extent of corporate power and influence of monopolies, especially in their newest form: platform capitalism. This is far more than a social change.
NICK LEFFLER  Communities of Inquiry
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
2009). I want to preface this post with the following information: Before a few days ago I had never heard the term Community of Inquiry, which is exactly why I’ve chosen to write and learn about it. Now for the why because I wouldn’t just pull this one out of a hat and decide to delve deeper. I’m joining in (if even partially) to a cMOOC called Exploring Innovations in Networked Work and Learning which I found out about from Tanya Lau. Why Communities of Inquiry. From this point forward I’ll refer to it as CoI (or maybe I won’t, we’ll find out).
LIVING IN LEARNING  Living in Learning – 2014 in Review
| SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report if you are interested in how the year unfolded. I’ve been grinding away since June 2009 with an average pace of a blog every month. Thanks to all you who stop by to read and the choose to follow Living in Learning. appreciate every […]. Continuous Learning
BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  Four Emerging Technologies that L&D Leaders Need to Consider
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015
“Modern” browsers have been around since 2009, but many huge corporations still mandate compatibility of web and eLearning applications with Internet Explorer 8, which is a dinosaur in technology years. I attended the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show two weeks ago with an eye to seeing what technologies have potential application within the L&D industry. came away with notes on five areas that I think will impact L&D in the future. Some are “near-term” ones that I think merit 2015 focus; others extend out a few years. Mobile in Cars… Really. BIG DATA.
-  play the long game
We have been experimenting at the InternetTimeAlliance since 2009, and I am now engaged with EthosVO , a new way of creating and exchanging value amongst peers. Platform capitalism is the ability of a common internet exchange medium to enable easy commercial transactions. Buyers of services get convenience, while sellers get a larger market. The spoils go to the owner of the platform, receiving a percentage of revenues. Most of these platforms are created when regulations and oligopolies make these transactions difficult by traditional means. Uber is disrupting taxi monopolies.
KAPP NOTES  Abstract of Study: Effect of Computer-Based Video Games on Children: An Experimental Study
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
2009). Here are the results of an experimental study that compares the results of using a computer to teach (with no game activities) vs. using a computer game to teach. The results of the study indicate that a video game condition can lead to an increase of learning over just using a computer for instruction. Here is the abstract: This experimental study investigated whether computer-based video games facilitate children’s cognitive learning. One hundred and eight third-graders from a middle/high socio-economic standard school district in Taiwan participated in the study. Control Group.
ELEARNING 24-7  xAPI, LRS – The Interview
| MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
When we were coming up with an approach for the Experience API back in summer of 2009, I talked quite a bit with Chris Messina who was an author of the ActivityStrea.ms Today’s post is quite unique since it takes a different path than previous posts. xAPI and LRS (Learning Record Stores) have been in the news and frankly everywhere within the e-learning industry in the past 1.5 years. The challenge was how to do it, since it contains an extensive amount of technical jargon, that cannot be easily removed. . This is where I had an epiphany. . This is the interview. . Grainger, Inc.
TOM SPIGLANIN  I Believe in the Value of Working out Loud
| SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2015
We all remember teachers in early school years insisting that we show our work. Especially in math classes, teachers expected us to show how we solved problems, not just arrive at correct answers. Did they want to see that we were actually applying the concepts being taught? Or were they making sure we actually did the work and not copy answers from the back of the book? Regardless the purpose, there’s no doubt some students hated the practice, especially after reaching a level of fluency. We mostly complied, however. The alternative was poor grades and disappointed parents. 09 Jan.
KAPP NOTES  What Happens in a Story…Happens in Your Brain
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
The research study titled “Reading Stories Activates Neural Representations of Visual and Motor Experiences” appeared in the August 2009 issue of the journal. 2009). We all intuitively know that when we hear or read a story, we often will mentally “act out” various aspects of the story and vividly visualize what is happening within the story. Research Study. These results suggest that readers dynamically activate specific visual, motor, and conceptual features of activities while reading about similar activities in the context of a narrative. Here is the abstract from the study.
TOM SPIGLANIN  I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014
Before joining Twitter in 2009 (and really starting to use it in 2011), my PLN was limited to those I had worked with or perhaps saw once a month at a SIG meeting. When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me. After the conference, I discovered Twitter chats and began participating in them regularly. even gave it my own name: “On-fire learning.”
IGNATIA WEBS  Call for papers #MOOC and #online learning focus
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
Furthermore, other types of MOOCS, such as the those based on the notion of connectivism, advocated by scholars such as Stephen Downes, George Siemens and Rita Kop, as well as the work around open content (Wiley & Gurrell, 2009), have been squeezed out of the collective memory. Get your papers out and use one of these calls to do it. Information on the call can be found at [link] Submit your papers here : https://easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?key=18800640.nAH0aIzfppFdI6fE This conference is the follow-up of the EMOOCs 2014 Summit. The conference will be held in Mons, Belgium.
MINDFLASH  Silence, in eLearning, is Not Always Golden
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
Throughout 2009, The New York Times introduced 54 “characters” from the City in sound and images, as part of an oral history project entitled “ One in 8 Million ”. If you’re creating your first eLearning course with a new LMS, here’s a tip: Grab your slide deck (PowerPoint, Haiku Deck —whatever you use) and upload it. You can always delete this “test course” later. But in the meantime you’ll get a good feel—very quickly—for how your LMS works. And, you’ll also quickly learn that simply uploading an existing slide deck doesn’t (usually) create an engaging online course in and of itself.
-  Friday’s favourites
I wrote my first Friday Find in May, 2009. It was an attempt to make my finds on Twitter more explicit, as I noticed I was sharing and viewing a lot of information on Twitter but not doing anything with it. My current practice is to summarize what I have found on various social media platforms (Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, private channels) and create a blog post every two weeks. With Twitter, I use the ‘favourite’ function (star) to mark any tweets I wish to review for later. Some of these are saved for later reading, others get reviewed fortnightly. Bookmarking is one key method.
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  Interview with Terese Bird, #EdTechBook chapter author
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
remember when I was being interviewed for my job at Leicester back in 2009, I was asked how I stay on top of developments in the field, and I said, “Twitter.” As part of a new series of posts, I will be talking to authors of The Really Useful #EdTechBook about their work, experiences, and contribution to the book. In this seventh post I talk to Terese Bird, Learning Technologist and SCORE research fellow, University of Leicester. DH – Hi Terese. How does the use of technology, in all its various forms, affect your day-to-day working life? And why should we do this? Perhaps.
-  the future will be distributed
As the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on defamation in 2009, all citizens can be viewed by the law as journalists. Is this the journalism of the future? “We can conjecture, for example, that the journalism of the future will be distributed ? —?with with every individual in society playing a continuous role in providing the function. Indeed, given the primary importance and power of True Information to a well functioning Abundance Society, we might well expect that providing honest and thoughtful evaluation of experiences will become one of the principal activities in the future.
UPSIDE LEARNING  Why Move eLearning from Flash to HTML5?
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
In 2009, Steve Jobs famously declared Flash to be buggy and resource hungry and the whole world moved to HTML5. He did elaborate his thoughts in this article where he said “new open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and on PCs too)” In that last bit […]. Mobile Learning
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  2014 EduBlogs Awards #eddies14
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
Edublog Awards, 2009 (Nominations). Yes, thanks to Chris Rowell (and for the nomination), I’ve realised it’s that time of year again … Edublog Awards. “The Edublog Awards started in 2004 in response to community concerns relating to how schools, districts and educational intitutions were blocking access of learner and teacher blog sites for educational purposes. The purpose of the Edublog awards is promote and demonstrate the educational values of these social media.” ” A thoroughly good event to get involved in, and be nominated for too. Thank you.
ELEARNING BROTHERS  eLearning Brothers Breaks into the Stock Photo, Video and Audio World
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
eLearning Brothers was founded in 2009 by two brothers who recognized the need to enable Awesome eLearning development with great-looking eLearning templates. AMERICAN FORK, Utah — November 17, 2014 — eLearning Brothers today announced that it will offer over 500,000 stock photos, graphics, vectors, videos and audio files to the training and development community. This is the first offering of its kind for eLearning professionals. “Everyone in the training and development world uses stock photography. “These assets are critical in making courses look professional.
-  Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges
The Research A 2009 study by the Learning & Development Roundtable, a division of the Corporate Executive Board, reported that on-the-job learning had three times the impact on performance improvement over formal training programs. (a version of this article was originally written as background for an #OzLearn chat held on Twitter, 11th November 2014) The Power of Embedded Learning A common finding that has emerged from study after study over the past few years is that learning which is embedded in work seems to be more effective than learning away from work. itashare
ID REFLECTIONS  Myth of the "Relevant Experience"
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014
As Gary Hamel pointed out in 2009, the Knowledge Economy requires Creativity, Initiative and Passion. During my daily twitter stream reading, I came across this snippet from Stowe Boyd: "A formal hierarchy overweights experience and underweights new thinking , and in doing so perpetuates the past. It misallocates power, since promotions often go to the most politically astute rather than to the most prescient or productive."~ By Gary Hamel, Bureaucracy Must Die ( The bold highlights are mine.) The impact of formal hierarchy on organizational culture can be far-reaching. It does.
I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  EMR Training: Are You HiTech?
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
EMRs and E lectronic H ealth R ecords (EHRs) are part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health ( HITECH ) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. by Megan Pitkin I have a quick story to tell, but first I need to introduce the following acronyms: EMR, EHR, and HITECH. Each acronym deals with the healthcare industry. EMR stands for E lectronic M edical R ecord--a digital version of a patient's paper chart. and soon). Great, just great. Absolutely! With
-  What are you doing with your 70%?
Gary Wise extrapolated Josh Bersin’s data from 2009 and found that as much as 95% of workplace learning is informal. The 70:20:10 (Experience, Exposure, Education) Framework is focused on learning at work, not in a classroom, and not in a lab. Charles Jennings has described workplace learning as based on four key activities: Exposure to new and rich experiences. The opportunity to practice. Engaging in conversation and exchanges with each other. Making time to reflect on new observations, information, experiences, etc. PKM is a framework to make sense of the 70%. Building one takes time.
ELEARNING BROTHERS  eLearning Brothers Acquisition of eLearningImages.com Expands the Planet’s Largest eLearning Image Library
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014
When we launched eLearning Brothers in 2009, we committed that we would provide our members with the deepest and broadest eLearning library on the planet. eLearning Brothers was founded in 2009 by two brothers who recognized the need to enable Awesome eLearning development with great-looking eLearning templates. AMERICAN FORK, Utah–eLearning Brothers today announced that it has acquired privately held eLearningImages.com , an online library of eLearning images that focuses on people-images in the eLearning space. www.websitetalkingheads.com ). About eLearning Brothers.
THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT  Temps Need Training and Development
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
2009 article in BusinessWeek makes this point: Workers hired for temporary or contract work face a higher risk of developing mental health problems like depression, according to research presented in 2009 by Amélie Quesnel-Vallée of McGill University. As I wrote in my last blog post titled, Temps Are People, Too , temporary and contract workers have become an essential segment of our economy, relied on heavily by business, government, and nonprofits to do work on an as-needed basis. One type of risk can be emotional. Could it be that they don’t become strong team members?
LEARNDASH  The Explosive Growth of ELearning
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
Analysts have estimated that elearning accounted for over $27 billion in 2009, and has risen to over $50 billion in 2014. ELearning has been enjoying unprecedented growth in the last decade, and that growth is expected to accelerate for the foreseeable future. These figures include money spent on self-paced online learning, which includes both packaged and custom content services. Not Just For Education. The growth of elearning is not just concentrated in the adult population, although the biggest names in elearning offer college-level courses and vocational training for adults.
ID REFLECTIONS  Revisiting My Learning Journey on Social Media
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
It was the March of 2009, and I have completed 5 years of blogging this year. On my way to office today, I was pondering about my evolving use of social media. Six years have passed since I joined Twitter in 2008, when twitter was in its infancy, and I was clueless about its use. Here’s my heartfelt thanks to people like @ janebozarth , @ janehart , @ hjarche , @ jaycross , @ charlesjennings , @ jeanmarrapodi , and many more for generously sharing their learning and experience and for changing the face of learning – for individuals and organizations. lurked and waited. No one tweeted it.
RAPTIVITY  VIDEO LEARNING
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
2009). This summer I’ve put the smoker on my backyard deck to good use. I’ve made beef brisket, chicken, spare ribs and even grilled fish with it. We’ve enjoyed the variety of meat and side dishes that go with each. Summer barbecue season is thoroughly enjoyable. There are as many forms of barbecue as there are people who make Barbecue. You can even spell it multiple ways depending on where you live. Barbecue, barbeque or simply BBQ. Which is the right way to BBQ? What meat makes the best BBQ? When people ask me what is the best I often answer – it depends on what you like. Jadin, T.,
-  Create space for sense-making
Even more rare is time for sense-making, and sense-making takes a LOT of time, for example: 2009 sense-making-with-pkm. Listening to a story about exploitation in the ivory tower on CBC Sunday Edition this morning made me realize how much we are prisoners of our current reality. The poorly paid contract teaching staff saw no way out of their plight and the professor-turned-administrator went from questioning the current system to promoting its inequalities as the only viable way to keep universities afloat. Everyone sounded so powerless. But the system is the problem. 2010 sense-making.
MAKINGBETTER  Standard Options Apply
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
Once the request is made and approved by IEEE’s New Standards Committee, we begin the last leg of a journey that started with friends riding roller coasters in Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, OH back in 2009. This post is for vendors, developers and implementers of the Experience API and for anyone who may one day create something with xAPI. This is a long read. There’s nuance that’s not easily summarized. Please make the time to read, comment below, post responses that link to this statement. The PAR wasn’t approved by the LTSC in that August meeting. So here goes.
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  How to innovate and educate ahead of the wave, Pt.1 #altc
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
From lunchtime to coffee breaks, to break-out activities to keynote speakers, this first day has been energetic and had a buzz around ‘being together’ I’ve not experienced since my first FOTE conference in 2009. ‘Riding Giants: How to innovate and educate ahead of the wave’ is the title & theme for the 2014 ALT Conference – my first ALT conference. as there are so many overlaps between session presentations. Once again I’m Sketchnoting my way through the Keynote presentations (and more, when I can). Is there life after MOOCs?
VISUAL LOUNGE  DevCorner: Outside the Eye – Where App Innovation and Creativity Meet
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
started developing Short List as a small portfolio piece in 2009 so I could move this process off paper and into iOS. At TechSmith, we are passionate about creating great software and keeping up with the latest technology. That passion does not stop when we leave the office. Many of us have side projects that help us hone our skills and expand our horizons. Side projects allow you to play roles you otherwise won’t. You get to be the project manager, designer, QA, developer, marketer, and customer support. It gives you a new appreciation for the trials and tribulations of your co-workers.
SPICY LEARNING  Saffron is accredited by the LPI for the sixth year
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
Saffron was the first company to achieve Learning Technologies Accreditation in 2009. ‘We value the Accreditation process immensely,’ comments Karim Ladak, chief operating officer at Saffron. This month Saffron Interactive, leading innovator in the digital learning sector, has been re-accredited by the Learning and Performance Institute (formerly the Institute of IT Training) for the sixth year running. The rigorous accreditation process requires that vendors demonstrate consistently excellent performance and give evidence of strategic transformation and innovation.
EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
haven’t done my list in a few years, but you can see my past lists from 2011 , 2009 , 2008 , and 2007. Jane Hart is collecting her eighth annual list of top tools for learning. You can vote for your top tools until September 19, 2014. My list is divided into personal learning and course design/development. Personal Learning. Feedly is my RSS reader of choice since the demise of Google Reader. read on my smartphone much more in the past, and Feedly’s mobile app fits in my workflow. Diigo is my social bookmarking option. WordPress is my blog host. Course Design/Development.
KAPP NOTES  Humans Need Not Apply: Skynet Pieces Coming Together?
| MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014
No, he is not the only scientist concerned Scientists Worry Machines May Outsmart Man (older article from 2009). Recently Elon Musk indicated that he thought Artificial Intelligence (AI) was “potentially more dangerous than nukes” and it’s easy to dismiss such statements as hyperbole or over generalization but…can we? Should we? Are we really aware of what we are doing? Elon Musk is no “conspiracy nut.” ” He is founder of such technology companies at Tesla and SpaceX. Are we listening to what he is saying? Is he the only one with this concern?
MINDFLASH  Go Global by Thinking Local: Delivering Online Training Courses in Multiple Languages
| MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
In 2009 HSBC bank was forced to launch a $10 million rebranding campaign to address the damage done when it’s slogan “Assume Nothing” was mistranslated as “Do Nothing” in various countries. Online training is a powerful learning vehicle—it allows people to learn on their own schedule (asynchronously), at the own pace (on-demand), and on their device of choice (flexibly). And developing online training via a LMS is scalable, as you can train thousands in a short time. But the trick to growing globally is thinking locally. Here’s another cautionary tale. Go Local. Perhaps, but unlikely.