• BRAVE NEW ORG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015
    [2009] Montreal’s Three Wise Men
    Ever since meeting him in 2009, Jon and I have had far-ranging and multiple conversations about the ‘future of work’ … even when it seemed there was no future. And I was lucky enough to spend some time with each of them.). Karl Moore  is Professor of Strategy and Organization at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, having done so since 2000. His specialties center around the business world, specifically globalization, leadership, CEO leadership, and strategy. Not too shabby, dare I say. But that’s Karl. 800!). How lucky was I. Go buy it.)
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015
    [2009] Debunker Club Works to Dispel the Corrupted Cone of Learning
    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. Betrus, A.,
  • ALEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
    [2009] aLearning Trail Guide Now Available on Amazon
    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  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015
    [2009] People that inspire me: my 5 eLearning heroes
    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.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
    [2009] Three Guidelines for Effectively Integrating Games in the Classroom
    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.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
    [2009] Three Abstracts: Does Your Instruction have Too Much “Certainty”?
    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.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
    [2009] CBSE Open Text Based Assessments – Lip Service or Silver Bullet
    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.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015
    [2009] Simplicity in Learning
    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. L&D is still looking for bells, whistles, butterflies and unicorns for its elearning courses. “If one is good more must be better” . ADDIE, SAM, Gagne, Blooms, Kemps. Simple is our nemesis. GAH. . years. ref 1). ref 2).
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
    [2009] 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. started down the path of personal knowledge mastery in 2004, inspired by Dave Pollard , Denham Gray , and others. In this case “command and control” management methods are not likely to work. Early Tools.
  • TALENTLMS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [2009] eLearning in the Workplace
    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  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015
    [2009] 10 Songs to Get You Ready for Nashville and the LUC 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 LU
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015
    [2009] 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  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
    [2009] Communities of Inquiry
    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. I’m sure nobody would mind if you stopped in and checked it out and maybe even joined in a discussion or two. Defining CoI.
  • LIVING IN LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015
    [2009] Living in Learning – 2014 in Review
    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. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report if you are interested in how the year unfolded. appreciate every […]. Continuous Learning
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015
    [2009] The Definition of Social Business
    'Back in 2009, Peter Kim  was the first to use the term ‘social business’ to describe new ways of collaborating that have changed the way we work and connect. Since then, the term social business has been thrown around a lot, but we couldn’t find a proper definition when our CEO was working on an article for the Austin Business Journal   on social business in Austin. So, we decided to define it as simply as we could: Social business is the integrated application of social technology across the enterprise – connecting people and the knowledge they need to get work done.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015
    [2009] Four Emerging Technologies that L&D Leaders Need to Consider
    “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.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
    [2009] 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  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [2009] Abstract of Study: Effect of Computer-Based Video Games on Children: An Experimental Study
    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. Chuang, T.-Y.,
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [2009] xAPI, LRS – The Interview
    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. Part of the problem though is that there is a lot of information out there, some of it erroneous in nature and honestly, equally confusing.   This is where I had an epiphany.  . Grainger, Inc.
  • TOM SPIGLANIN  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2015
    [2009] I Believe in the Value of Working out Loud
    '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  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
    [2009] What Happens in a Story…Happens in Your Brain
    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  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014
    [2009] I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network
    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.”
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014
    [2009] Transmedia Literacy: Expanding the Media Literacy Frontier [Rutledge]
    The ever-expanding integration of media technologies in our daily lives, from social media platforms to mobile apps, have challenged our understanding of just what it means to be literate in the 21 st century (Hobbs & Jensen, 2009).  'Transmedia Literacy: Expanding the Media Literacy Frontier — from div46amplifier.com by Pamela Rutledge, PhD, MBA; Director, Media Psychology Research Center Adjunct Faculty, Fielding Graduate University. The emerging trend of transmedia storytelling will continue to push the envelope even farther.  We embody the stories we tell. 
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [2009] Call for papers #MOOC and #online learning focus
    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  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [2009] Silence, in eLearning, is Not Always Golden
    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.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [2009] 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  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [2009] Interview with Terese Bird, #EdTechBook chapter author
    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? d better stop there! Perhaps.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [2009] 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.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [2009] Helpful resources from Michigan Virtual University re: online learning/learners
    from Michigan Educational Technology Standards for Students 2009). 'MVU releases guide to help schools navigate the virtual learning journey – from mivhs.org, as posted on September 17, 2014. Excerpt: MVU …released a guide for mentors of online learning students, “Mentor Fundamentals: A Guide for Mentoring Online Learners,” that is intended to provide an understanding of the fundamental elements of mentoring or coaching students for success with online courses. Download the mentor guide ». About MVU. Michigan Virtual University® is a private, nonprofit. online learning.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
    [2009] Pre-university online learning experience positively influences higher education study skills says new research (IOE)
    It has been delivering online IBDP subject learning to students around the world since 2009. 'Pre-university online learning experience positively influences higher education study skills says new research – from Anne Keeling, Media Relations for Pamoja Education. New research says online learning prepares 16-19 year olds well for university. London – A research study by the Institute of Education University of London (IOE), England has explored the impact of online learning on 16-19 year olds and its influence on their learning experience at university.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
    [2009] Why Move eLearning from Flash to HTML5?
    '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  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [2009] 2014 EduBlogs Awards #eddies14
    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.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [2009] eLearning Brothers Breaks into the Stock Photo, Video and Audio World
    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. Once it is part of their course, they keep the asset forever.
  • PERFORMANCE LEARNING PRODUCTIVITY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [2009] 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  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014
    [2009] Myth of the "Relevant Experience"
    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  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [2009] EMR Training: Are You HiTech?
    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. That's where my story begins. and soon).
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
    [2009] 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%.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014
    [2009] eLearning Brothers Acquisition of eLearningImages.com Expands the Planet’s Largest eLearning Image Library
    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 BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [2009] Temps Need Training and Development
    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  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [2009] The Explosive Growth of ELearning
    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  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
    [2009] Revisiting My Learning Journey on Social Media
    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. In hindsight I realize how immensely lucky I was to have stumbled onto the learning network I did. As I see colleagues and friends and peers still struggling to comprehend how to use social media for “learning” and often expressing skepticism, I thought I’d share my journey in brief. lurked and waited.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
    [2009] 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.
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
    [2009] How B Corps Just Might Eliminate the Foolishness of Maximizing Shareholder Return
    ” Over the course of an interview with the Financial Times in 2009, former General Electric CEO, Jack Welch even said , “On the face of it, shareholder value is the dumbest idea in the world. 'I absolutely love reading (and throw in writing, for that matter) non-fiction leadership books. Unless there are multiple editions, a book unfortunately runs the risk of potentially missing out on new developments or changes in the landscape since its original publication. It’s still a good book, in my eyes at least, but there are many elements I’d now change. percent.
  • MAKINGBETTER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
    [2009] Standard Options Apply
    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. The choices made soon will ultimately impact what you will be able to do with xAPI 3, 5 and 20 years from now. I’m going to lay out options for how we can approach standardization and the reasoning behind them. So here goes.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
    [2009] How to innovate and educate ahead of the wave, Pt.1 #altc
    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  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [2009] DevCorner: Outside the Eye – Where App Innovation and Creativity Meet
    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 also makes it easy to review or share your session. It is a big hit at parties.
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [2009] Saffron is accredited by the LPI for the sixth year
    Saffron was the first company to achieve Learning Technologies Accreditation in 2009. '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. Saffron is one of the few bespoke providers to currently hold an Accreditation.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
    [2009] Top Ten Tools for Learning 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.
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014
    [2009] Two Very Incredible & Courageous Women
    Fast-forward to 2009 and wouldn’t you know it, I’m in a meeting with those radiantly beaming eyes. 'I wouldn’t call the two incredible and courageous women in this story ‘good friends’ with me nor are we ‘best friends’, but we’re certainly not ‘bad friends’ or ‘former friends’, so let’s just go with the fact we’re ‘connections’ and leave it at that. The purpose of this story is to share, to enlighten and to articulate incredible courage … as best I can. In one corner, we have E.T. Rocky.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014
    [2009] Humans Need Not Apply: Skynet Pieces Coming Together?
    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  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [2009] Go Global by Thinking Local: Delivering Online Training Courses in Multiple Languages
    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. Don’t Lose the Learner in the Translation. Go Local.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [2009] eLearning Brothers and Infuse Medical Launch Medical Stock Image Library
    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, UT July 8, 2014) eLearning Brothers and Infuse Medical announce the first library subscription of its kind of Medical Stock Images. This library subscription is the first eLearning-specific library consisting of high resolution, 3D medical imagery. eLearning Brothers has the largest eLearning Template Library on the planet, with the highest quality assets. About Infuse Media Group. www.infusemed.com. Contacts.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014
    [2009] #ICELW Opening Keynote with Steve Wheeler @timbuckteeth "The Future is Mobile…Social…Personal"
    In 2009, we said the future is smart mobile. 'These are my live blogged notes from the International Conference on eLearning in the Workplace (ICELW) , happing this week in NYC. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Opening keynote with Steve Wheeler @timbuckteeth, The Future is Mobile…Social…Personal Plymouth University UK “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ~ Arthur C. Clark We need to make the technology invisible –so we can concentrate on the learning. Remember that technology is just a tool. In 1989, we thought the future was multi-media. Clark
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014
    [2009] The Only Place for Captivate 8 Templates and Learning
    eLearning Brothers was founded in 2009 by two brothers who recognized a need to enable Awesome eLearning development with great looking eLearning templates. '(Salt Lake City, UT June 11, 2014) eLearning Brothers, Lodestone and Artisan E-Learning announce a combined offering of Captivate 8 templates , instructor led training , and the only Captivate 8 book available. This is the only source on the planet for mobile responsive Captivate 8 templates, Captivate 8 training, and the first Captivate 8 book. said Curtis Morley, President of eLearning Brothers. The Captivate 8 Templates.
  • LEARNDASH  |  MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014
    [2009] ELearning Evolution The Past 10 Years
    One of the most significant developments over the past 10 years to elearning was the influence of mobile technology around 2009. 'It is hard to believe that 2004 was a decade ago. ELearning was really starting to take-off at this point, especially given the overhaul of the former SCORM protocol that used to dominate elearning. As we all know, a lot can happen in a span of 10 years, especially in regards to technology. New trends have come and gone during this time, while others are just starting to pick-up some momentum (Tin Can API in particular). ed tech elearning
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014
    [2009] Freelancing means freedom
    Entrepreneurial activity in 2009 was at its highest level in 14 years, online freelance job postings skyrocketed in 2010, and companies are increasingly outsourcing work. 'What happens when freelancers outnumber salaried employees? In the USA, more than 30% of the population are freelancers. The assumptions of employers and employees are being turned on their heads, but politicians are still focused on creating jobs. Good luck with that. This transition is nothing less than a revolution. As of 2005, one-third of our workforce participated in this “freelance economy.”
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [2009] Starting a conversation on emerging technologies
    MIT Press, 2009. 'This summer, I am privileged to be “teaching” a graduate course on emerging technologies for Penn State Harrisburg’s Training and Development master’s program. hesitate to say I am teaching it because I’ve designed it more like a graduate seminar / MOOC (with only 14 people). In that vein, I am providing a list of readings on specific trends as a starting point, and we go wherever the conversation goes. These have been a real treat to read and ponder – I’ve learned a lot already, and have enjoyed engaging in the conversations.
  • LEARNDASH  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [2009] Microsoft Launches ELearning Add-On
    In 2009, Articulate Studio took-off as a Microsoft PowerPoint add-on for this very purpose. 'The global success of Articulate is well known in the elearning field, and it appears that Microsoft would like to steal a bit of market share as well! Recently, Microsoft revealed their plans for a new product called Mix  with the purpose of simplifying online course creation within PowerPoint. Sound familiar? Their success led them to follow-up with a new version in 2013, as well as a proprietary offering in Articulate Storyline (originally launched in 2012). Mix is interesting in theory.
  • OPENSESAME  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [2009] Big News Out of ASTD International Conference & Expo 2014
    Some rebrandings results in increased awarness, like Old Spice’s clever series of commericals , while others create a bitter backlash, such as Tropicana in 2009. 'This past week I had the privilege of attending my first ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) conference in Washington D.C. It was fantastic connecting with colleagues, partners and clients in our nation’s capital, as well as getting a chance to learn more about current trends and developments within the industry. Instead, the big news came from the organization itself. The Big Rebranding. Events
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
    [2009] Reading: Viewing mobile learning from a pedagogical perspective
    Related posts: Reading: “Pupil perspectives on using mobile devices for learning” Reading: "Global Mobile Learning Research Report 2009" Pedagogical Foundations For Personal Learning. 'Mobile learning is a relatively new phenomenon and the theoretical basis is currently under development. The paper presents a pedagogical perspective of mobile learning which highlights three central features of mobile learning: authenticity, collaboration and personalisation, embedded in the unique timespace contexts of mobile learning. Kearney , M., Schuck , S., Burden , K.,
  • PERFORMANCE LEARNING PRODUCTIVITY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [2009] What Does the Training Department Do When Training Doesn’t Work?
    Data provided by the US membership organisation Training Industry suggests annual growth around 6% per year since 2009. 'The global training industry is large and in growth again post-2008. Training Industry estimates the 2012 figures for the training market at $131billion in the USA and $160billion for the rest of the world – a global total of $291billion. ASTD data suggests US companies spent $164billion on employee learning and development in 2012 saying that ‘ despite a continuously changing economic environment, organizations remain committed to training and development’.
  • LEARNDASH  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014
    [2009] 3 Trends of Digital Education
    million people (2002) to 6 million (2009). 'Digital content delivery is opening new possibilities in education. Traditional teaching was delivered in a “one size fits all” manner, which made it easy to leave learners behind. Today though, the technology-enabled solutions help create a custom experience. But how do you define digital education? suppose there could be a variety of defining figures, but there are three trends in particular that the digital education trend brings to the traditional teaching methodology – all improve learning outcomes. of textbook sales.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
    [2009] Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014
    It has had millions of views both  on the website  and on Slideshare ( 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010, 2009 , 2008 ). 'Originally posted by Jane Heart’s Jane’s Pick of the Day: Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014.  Thank you so much Jane for curating this list every year. Looking forward to it. The 8th annual survey is now open to find the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014. learning tool is defined as any software or online tool or service that you use either for your own personal or professional learning, for teaching or training, or for creating e-learning solutions.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [2009] Five LMS Lists
    Social Learning Management Systems -While I coined the term in 2009 to represent systems whose core features were geared towards social, some of the newer SLMSs, seem to have just enough to place them under this umbrella. . 'Everyone loves a good list.  Whether it is a list of the top food that make you ill or the top 1o of worst flops in learning history, people love to read them.  This is especially true when it comes to e-learning. Okay, maybe not true, but just go with it). So, I figured, let’s do it. The Lists. buzz.bee, oh never mind). Five Misnomers in the e-learning space.
  • CHALLENGE TO LEARN  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [2009] A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: 3. Tie Learning to Performance Goals
    They have published ‘ The working Smarter fieldbook’  in 2009 It covers Working smarter, Informal learning, social learning, a whole bunch of consequences for instructional design and examples. '“We will couple the skills we are developing to the goals of organizations, individuals, or both.”. This principle is an important requirement when building eLearning courses. If learning doesn’t support  the goals of the organization, what is its value  from a business perspective? Now the question is how to do it? Get integrated into the business. Identify what people really (really?)
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [2009] The Five Elements Of A 'Simply Irresistible' Organization
    The Great Place to Work Institute has published studies which show that the “100 best places to work” outperformed the S&P 500 by over four-fold from 1990–2009 and there’s no reason to believe this won’t continue. 'New Deloitte Global Human Capital Research shows that organizations today must work hard to create a meaningful, humanistic work environment to drive engagement, performance, and a magnetic attraction in the market. And this is good business. “ The Great Workplace ,” by Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin.). But there’s more.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [2009] The Five Elements Of A 'Simply Irresistible' Organization
    The Great Place to Work Institute has published studies which show that the “100 best places to work” outperformed the S&P 500 by over four-fold from 1990–2009 and there’s no reason to believe this won’t continue. 'New Deloitte Global Human Capital Research shows that organizations today must work hard to create a meaningful, humanistic work environment to drive engagement, performance, and a magnetic attraction in the market. And this is good business. “ The Great Workplace ,” by Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin.). But there’s more.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [2009] The Five Elements Of A 'Simply Irresistible' Organization
    The Great Place to Work Institute has published studies which show that the “100 best places to work” outperformed the S&P 500 by over four-fold from 1990–2009 and there’s no reason to believe this won’t continue. 'New Deloitte Global Human Capital Research shows that organizations today must work hard to create a meaningful, humanistic work environment to drive engagement, performance, and a magnetic attraction in the market. And this is good business. “ The Great Workplace ,” by Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin.). But there’s more.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [2009] The Five Elements Of A 'Simply Irresistible' Organization
    The Great Place to Work Institute has published studies which show that the “100 best places to work” outperformed the S&P 500 by over four-fold from 1990–2009 and there’s no reason to believe this won’t continue. 'New Deloitte Global Human Capital Research shows that organizations today must work hard to create a meaningful, humanistic work environment to drive engagement, performance, and a magnetic attraction in the market. And this is good business. “ The Great Workplace ,” by Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin.). But there’s more.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [2009] The Five Elements Of A 'Simply Irresistible' Organization
    The Great Place to Work Institute has published studies which show that the “100 best places to work” outperformed the S&P 500 by over four-fold from 1990–2009 and there’s no reason to believe this won’t continue. 'New Deloitte Global Human Capital Research shows that organizations today must work hard to create a meaningful, humanistic work environment to drive engagement, performance, and a magnetic attraction in the market. And this is good business. “ The Great Workplace ,” by Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin.). But there’s more.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [2009] The Five Elements Of A 'Simply Irresistible' Organization
    The Great Place to Work Institute has published studies which show that the “100 best places to work” outperformed the S&P 500 by over four-fold from 1990–2009 and there’s no reason to believe this won’t continue. 'New Deloitte Global Human Capital Research shows that organizations today must work hard to create a meaningful, humanistic work environment to drive engagement, performance, and a magnetic attraction in the market. And this is good business. “ The Great Workplace ,” by Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin.). But there’s more.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [2009] Free report durable Technology Enhanced Learning #Telearning
    The project began in 2009, taking inspiration from work done in Japan, using an existing mobile chat platform to release content and advertise, and publishing in local languages, including Afrikaans and isiXhosa, as well as English. iZone driver performance (corporate case) iZone was set up in 2009 to address a change in Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) regulations, which reduced racing teams’ testing time. The focus is also on design-based research. Plans for evaluation and field studies were incorporated from the start.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [2009] AlliedBarton’s Bill Whitmore: A Higher Calling for Security
    ” In 2009, the company launched the AlliedBarton EDGE — short for educate, develop, grow and engage — an online training program for all employees from security officers to managers to executives. More than 1 million courses have been completed since 2009, according to Brent O’Bryan, vice president of learning and development. 'Bill Whitmore, AlliedBarton’s president and CEO, sees it as his duty to prepare the company’s security officers, most of whom have only a high school education, for lifelong careers. Labor Department. Whitmore was again made CEO.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [2009] Spaced Retrieval, Retrieval Practice, and Knowledge Guru: What Research Tells Us
    Med Educ   43: 1174–1181, 2009. 'Knowledge Guru’s game engine is designed to tap into two powerful and empirically supported instructional strategies—Retrieval Practice and Spaced Retrieval. Retrieval Practice requires learners to recall information rather than simply re-read or re-listen to it. review of the pertinent scientific literature reveals that the benefits of retrieval practice have been known for at least 100 years and they have been demonstrated with many diverse groups [1]. Retrieval Practice alone can provide improved recall performance by as much as 10-20%. ”).
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
    [2009] Personal Knowledge Mastery
    In 2009 I forecast that PKM would be common in the workplace by 2019. 'PKM for me was initially a way to keep my professional development costs as low as possible. wanted to use the open web in the best way to stay current in my field. In 2004 this was by following early bloggers and also by blogging myself. must say that my posts in the early years were not very good. These past few weeks I have been compiling, updating, and editing my best articles. The earliest post in that selection is from 2007. It took me three years to write a blog post that would stand the test of time.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
    [2009] CIO’s need to take on far more *strategic* roles — in corp world & in higher ed
    In 2009, we reported that CIOs were rising up the management hierarchy and developing a new, more powerful voice. 'Moving from the back office to the front lines: CIO insights from the Global C-suite Study — from IBM Institute for Business Value. CIOs tell us that their place in the organizational pyramid has changed in the past five years. Many of them command more respect and possess more authority than before and they are working more closely with their C-suite colleagues. Excerpts (emphasis DSC): Introduction. Most CIOs were helping to expand or transform their organizations.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014
    [2009] How to Sponsor and Retain Managers in MBA Programs
    Some 41 percent of students funded the entire cost of their program, a number increased from 34 percent in 2009. 'It may cost some money upfront, but with the right support and retention efforts, sponsoring employee MBA programs could more than justify the investment. Imagine a scenario in which an employee wants to upgrade her skill set, so she enrolls in an executive MBA program. Her employer sees the value in bolstering her leadership abilities, reimburses her for courses taken, and provides formal and informal support as she juggles the job and her academic program.
  • SHIFT ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [2009] 4 Reasons Companies Should Adopt Mobile Learning…Are You Missing the Boat?
    Twenty-first century learning is not confined to a geographical location, or a particular space designated for learning purposes,” explained Colley & Stead, 2009. 'There is no question about it: now is the time to embrace mobile learning. Mobile learning, or mLearning , is a rapidly growing area for training and development departments in organizations of all industries. With the amount of mobile devices exceeding 7 billion (the world’s current population), mobile technology has provided companies with the opportunity to reach employees in new and striking ways. Increased motivation.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
    [2009] FICCI School Conference – Teacher Education Session
    The NCF 2005, NCFTE 2009, the Justice Verma Committee, the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, the new Teacher Mission and the RTE Act provide the backdrop against which the discussions are happening. 'FICCI held its first school conference at New Delhi on March 10. was helping facilitate a session on Teacher Education, which has perhaps become one of the really important challenges of our education system. As per Dr. Amarjit Singh, AS, MHRD, lots of great things are happening: Focus has been on quality of teacher education, program and curricular revisions. NUEPA is building school standards.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [2009] Where would I be without Twitter?
    In May 2009 I made a presentation to the Business School at Bournemouth University about ‘Twitter in Education’ (below) and also uploaded it to SlideShare, where it has since been viewed 80,000 times, embedded on 315 websites, and had over 100 downloads. '[Read this next bit as though it''s a well known Sinead O''Conner song]. It’s been 5 years, 30 days, and 53 minutes since my first tweet. Here is it: In that 5 years, 30 days, etc. I’ve made nearly 25,000 tweets. Some are re-tweets (RT), mentions, replies, etc. Been on Twitter longer than 99.5% to better myself.
  • SHIFT ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
    [2009] Four Ways Technology Is Changing How People Learn [Infographic]
    Multi-tasking with technologies is perceived to be “easy”, especially among younger adults who are likely to be engaged in educational studies (Carrier, Cheever, Rosen, Benitez, & Chang, 2009). 'Today, more than ever before, technology plays an important role in society. It is changing and will continue to change every aspect of how we live. It is changing the way we communicate, the way we do business, how we learn and teach, and even it’s changing the way our brains work. Because the arrival of technology, the learning environment is changing. The web is hypermedia, not linear.
  • OPENSESAME  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [2009] Tech Week: Preparing for the Windows XP End of Support
    Mainstream support ended April 14, 2009, and with this year’s April 8 support cutoff deadline, XP has had a lifespan  of almost 12 ½ years.  . 'Windows XP is embarking upon it’s final farewell tour. Microsoft has announced that it will officially end support for XP on April 8, 2014. Will this truly be the end of XP (or will it rise again like a Cher “Farewell” Tour?)?  . This does not mean you won’t be exposed to higher security risks if you choose to continue use of Windows XP. What does the end of support entail? What are the risks of staying on XP? How can you stay protected?
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2014
    [2009] Make Your Social Network A Learning Tool
    How SNA Facilitates Learning In 2009, the Defense Intelligence Agency implemented a merger across 10 global intelligence organizations. 'By understanding how informal networks communicate and collaborate, social network analysis can facilitate more effective learning program design and promote more innovative collaboration. Behind every official organization chart is a web of informal networks composed of individual relationships. Valuable resources and information flow through these networks in various ways, often outside any prescribed path or hierarchy. It can do the exact opposite.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [2009] Not Your Grandfather's Diversity Training
    In 2009, McCormick and his team began to roll out the program to all 850 department employees, but when the administration changed under Republican Gov. 'When the state of Michigan learned that the minorities who worked for the agency did not feel their opinions mattered, leaders created nontraditional diversity training programs to promote more effective ways to communicate. While roughly half of Michigan’s population is composed of minorities, just 14 percent of the employees in the state’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget in 2006 were from these groups.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [2009] How online education could mean a very few attain stardom
    It brought to mind a posting I made back in 2009, called How online media helps to create ever brighter stars. thought I''d bring it back to life here: September 22, 2009 Webinars, video recordings and podcasts provide the opportunity for experts to share their thoughts and experiences with a wide audience. 'I was fascinated to read an article in this week''s Economist on Massive Open Online Forces , looking at some of the economic effects of the rise of online education. In particular the following caught my eye: The market for instructors will also be transformed. Why live?
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014
    [2009] Number of Self-Employed Workers in U.S. Down Since End of Recession
    Other key Findings: Self-employment jobs have declined 5 percent since 2009. By contrast, the number of jobs for salaried employees has risen 4 percent since 2009. have seen self-employment increases since 2009, and their gains have been minimal. 'About 6.6 percent of all reported jobs are classified as self-employed, down from a high of 7.2 percent in 2006, a new report shows. Chicago — Feb. The U.S. has an estimated 10 million self-employed jobs as of 2013 — 6.6 percent of all reported jobs, but down from a high of 7.2 percent in 2006. Source: CareerBuilder
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [2009] #Training2014 Resources, Slides & Other Related Information Session M16
    Med Educ 43: 1174–1181, 2009. 'Here are the slides and some links related to my presentation at the conference. Five Things Game Designers Can Teach eLearning Designers from Karl Kapp. Here are the five elements of thinking like a game designer. Begin with Activity:Add Action and Adventure. Put Your Learner at “Mock” Risk. Create Curiosity, Mystery, Intrigue. Give Learners Choices Also related is to Create Multiple Levels of Entry into Your Instruction. Create a Challenge for the Learner. Here is some information on Distributed Practice and Retrieval Practice. References.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [2009] Use of Challenge in Gamification and Learning Design
    2009). The idea is that the instruction should use a progression of increasingly complex whole tasks (Merrill, 2009, pg. 2009) First principles of instruction. Relationships Between Game Attributes and Learning Outcomes: Review and Research Proposals Simulation & Gaming April 2009 40: 217-266, first published on August 26, 2008 doi:10.1177/1046878108321866. 'Challenge is a strong motivator in learning (Malone, 1981; Schlechty, 1997; Jones et al., 1994). challenge is a call to engage in a difficult, but achievable task. White, 1959). Structural Gamification.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [2009] Any colour you like: Learner autonomy and choice
    Photo by Scribe Graphic by Steve Wheeler, adapted from Pink (2009) It''s your choice: Learner autonomy and choice by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 '''You can have any colour you like, as long as it''s black'' - Henry Ford Some of the best work American author Daniel Pink has done has been around intrinsic motivation. In his book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us , Pink argues that the strongest urges to do anything significant come from within. Autonomy figures strongly, as does our desire for mastery.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014
    [2009] Competition & Cooperation in Gamification
    Increasing the number of competitors can decrease student motivation (Garcia & Tor, 2009). 2009) The N-Effect more competitors, less competition. 'Some thoughts on competition and cooperation for learning within the context of gamification. For more information on content and structural gamification, click HERE. Competition. Competition is often associated with structural gamification. Competition is when students are “constrained from impeding each other and instead devote the entirety of their attentions to optimizing their own performance.” Crawford, 2003). Cooperation.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014
    [2009] Show The Learner Visible Signs of Their Learning
    This idea is embodied in Merrill’s application principle that “instruction should provide coaching, which should be gradually withdrawn to enhance application” (Merrill, 2009, pp. 2009) First principles of instruction. 'One of the strengths of gamification is that it provides visible milestones of the student’s mastery of content in real time (when it is well designed). Too often in an instructional setting, the learner doesn’t know whether or not he or she really understands or can apply the knowledge they are learning. References. Block, J. H., & Burns, R. Bloom, B.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014
    [2009] Create Autonomy in Gamification and Other Learning Environments
    large body of research has indicated that absolute learner control in open instructional environment is both inefficient and ineffective (Merrill, 2009; Clark & Mayer, 2011). 2009) First principles of instruction. 'When thinking about creating a gamification experience (or any learning experience), allow and encourage the learner to make meaningful and consequential choices. Meaningless choices lead to dis-engagement and a lack of motivation and interest in the experience. Fake choices = fake interest in the learning event. Seek to give the learner a feeling of autonomy.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [2009] Hospira’s Pamela Puryear: Taking Care of Culture
    In April 2009, Puryear was brought on to do a consulting project for Meyers, a Harvard classmate, at Hospira. She officially joined as Hospira’s vice president of organizational development in September 2009. 'Hospira’s vice president of organizational development and chief talent officer uses her business background to promote sustainable culture transformation at the health care firm. Had Pamela Puryear followed through on her original career plan, she might be poring over financial statements, placing puts and calls and trading as an investment banker on Wall Street.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [2009] Engagement: A Critical Element in Learning and Gamification
    Gibson, 2009). Merrill (2009. 2009). 2009) First principles of instruction. 'If you want to have effective learning engagement, in gamification or any type of learning, you need to consider carefully how to grab and hold the learner’s attention. You need to develop approaches to engage the student. learner needs to be engaged with the learning process through activities, decision making and responding to stimuli. While this seems straightforward, most students are used to playing passive roles in the classroom and not being engaged during the teaching process.
  • CORPORATE ELEARNING STRATEGIES AND DEVELOPMENT  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
    [2009] How Twitter Changed the eLearning Community with Conversations
    The following year, DevLearn 2009, we were ALL IN with social media. LRNCHAT By early 2009 we had made our point and everyone started.well."chatting". Then Crazy Happened DevLearn 2009 - #lrnchat LIVE Participants I''m not sure how it all started. 'During the last #lrnchat session someone mentioned that Tweetchat.com was back. In the early days of #lrnchat I used tweetchat heavily to follow hashtag conversations. As I was thinking about it I began to remember other Twitter tools like the open source TwitterCamp we used at live events to display the twitter stream. Go ahead.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
    [2009] Top Five Chalkstar to Rockstar Podcast Moments
    mention in the episode show notes that I’ve followed John since I began networking in 2009 and I’ve learned a lot from him about what humble teaching looks like. 'Last August, we here at TechSmith Education announced a new TechSmith podcast called Chalkstar to Rockstar where we talk with teachers innovating with technology in their classes. We’ve had 20 episodes so far ranging from teachers taking an idea for a school to reality in six months to how Google Glass is changing the way people think about science in our day to day living. Three. What’s Next?
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
    [2009] #ASTDTK14 Slides and Resources
    This as reported by Fox and Bailenson (2009). In similar study conducted by Yee, Bailenson & Ducheneaut, (2009), had three control group. 2009).Virtual 2009). 'Unfortunately, the weather here in Pennsylvania did not cooperate with my desire to head to Las Vegas to talk about game design. So, I am going to try to provide information and ideas here. So disappointed not to be at the conference. Here are the slides I would have presented. Articles. Here is some information on thinking like a game designer. Improve Training: Thinking Like a Game Designer. 2006).
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [2009] eLearning Brothers and Lodestone Create a New Concept in eLearning Training
    eLearning Brothers was founded in 2009 by two brothers that saw a need to enable eLearning developers and instructional designers with great looking eLearning templates. '(SLC, UT, January 21, 2014) eLearning Brothers and Lodestone have partnered to provide a new twist in eLearning training. For the first time, eLearning developers can receive software training and over 20,000 eLearning assets in one offering at the same price as training alone. The courses incorporate eLearning templates for hands-on learning and practice. eLearning Template Library. ” 9 City eLearning Road Tour.
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
    [2009] Vision and Values Shaping New Organizational Structures
    The idea for the ZCoB was laid out in Zingerman’s 2009 vision, written by Ari and Paul in 1994 and highlighted in Bo Burlingham’s 2003 article for Inc. 'It seems to me that we are witnessing a profound shift in thinking about how companies should be organized and managed. It would be easy to trivialize this movement by attributing the change to stereotypical Millenials who want work to be fun and want to have a voice in decisions from the moment they are hired. But that would not explain what seems to actually be happening. Magazine, “The Coolest Small Company in America.”.
  • SHIFT ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
    [2009] Mobile Learning Stats that Will Make You Rethink Your Training Strategy
    The Pew Internet Report from 2013 says that 63% of adult cell owners now use their phones to go online, a figure that has doubled since 2009. 'There is no question that mobile devices are changing corporate learning forever. However, this doesn’t mean classroom-based training or formal eLearning courses are going away, it just means the mobile movement is demanding companies to rethink their training strategies and to create learning programs especially for mobile devices. a Hartland, Wis.-based based consulting firm. Mobile learning is a bigger deal than most organizations realize.
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