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  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009
    [2009] Be the Camtasia for Mac Product Manager for a Day.
    If you could take "Troy Stein":[link] job as the "Camtasia for Mac":[link] Product Manager for one day. what would you do with the product? Camtasia for Mac was released a little over 2 months ago. And, as you know, we're always looking for feedback and ways to improve. Our software is better because of you and your input. As the Product Manager, part of Troy's job is to set the roadmap for Camtasia for Mac, select new features and functionality, see trends and steer the product. So, if you were the Camtasia for Mac Product Manager job for a day, what would you do? What would you change?
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009
    [2009] Happy 5th Anniversary 'Screencast'!
    It's been 5 years since "Jon Udell":[link] invited his readers to "propose names":[link] for making videos of software. They landed on the term "Screencast":[link] for this genre. And, since then, screencasting has grown leaps and bounds. It's easier to record and produce a screencast. Software and hardware have improved. The barriers to entry on screencasting have been lowered. You don't need a production studio or expensive, complex equipment to do it. You can read the post "here":[link].
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2009
    [2009] Screencast of the Week - Why Most Screencasts are Tedious.
    A blog post title caught my eye last week, 'Why Most Screencasts And Online Presentations Are Tedious (And How To Fix It)'! knew I had to check it out! Turns out it was written by "Sean D'Souza ":[link] who has a great site, "PsychoTactics":[link] that uses an understanding of psychology to understand why customers buy (or do not buy). love Sean's blog post and screencast. He talks about techniques they use in TV programing like the scene, camera angle or some other change in the shot. Typically there is a change __every seven seconds__. No change. Here's Sean's great screencast. Enjoy!
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009
    [2009] Berlin Meet-up - TechEd EMEA
    I'm sitting in Detroit, Michigan at the Airport watching people run to catch their planes, wrestle with their luggage, and herding children. It's good people watching today! :-) I'm getting ready to head across the pond for "Microsoft TechEd EMEA":[link] in Berlin! TechSmith will have a booth at the show, so if you're attending the tradeshow, please stop by! I'd love to meet-up! Troy Stein, the Camtasia for Mac Product Manager, will also be attending the show. So, if you have any feedback for him, this would be a great time to meet and share thoughts with him. We'd love to see you!
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
    [2009] Spork Adventures plus Tasty Screencasts at Blogworld Expo
    Last week, the TechSmith crew was at the Blogworld Expo. We had a great time and even had a fun new booth. The theme of our booth was all about Snagit, Camtasia and Jing making tasty screencasts and yummy screencaptures. In our booth, we had our new Om Nom Nom Monster. He's eating some screencasts and screencaptures with a spork ! :-). And, keeping with the theme of tasty video and screencaptures, we thought it would be fun to get some titanium TechSmith sporks! If you find me on the road, ask me for your own titanium TechSmith spork. It's a quick one - it runs less than a minute long.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2009
    [2009] Progress Reports with Camtasia for Mac
    This week's Screencast of the Week is a great one! How many of you take pictures? If you're like me, you love taking pictures to document travels, capture milestones and fun times with friends, family and co-workers. What if you took those pics, added some background music and turned it into a video to share with your friends and family? It's a great way to commemorate good times! John Basile (aka Scraster ) did that for his good friends who had chronicled the progress of their pregnancy with a photo session every Sunday morning. The baby, (John's Goddaughter) was born September 13th.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009
    [2009] Free Tool for Camtasia Studio Users
    I'm starting the Bill Myers fan club! I've blogged about him several times before. Bill's been using Camtasia Studio to create training DVDs and CDs. And, he has recently created a free tool to quickly build custom user interfaces (also known as front end menus) for Camtasia movies placed on CDs. Bill has been nice enough to make his CD creator public for anyone to use. You can see his free CD User interface builder, along with a short video showing how to use it and what can be created with it here. Don't you love it when people share?! Thanks, Bill!
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009
    [2009] Welcome Camtasia Relay 1.2!
    Good news! We've been busy at TechSmith working on Camtasia Relay! And, I'm happy to report that we have a new release of Camtasia Relay available. And, if you are an existing Camtasia Relay customer, the new version is a free update! You can find more info here ! Not familiar with Camtasia Relay? Camtasia Relay makes it easy for instructors and presenters to record live lectures, training or presentations on a Mac or PC and publish the videos automatically in multiple formats (for Web and portable media devices). What's new? Improved Real Media outputs.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
    [2009] All About Screencasting - Meet Scrast and Camtasia Users Group
    Calling all Camtasia users! There have been some great resources cropping up on the internet for screencasters and Camtasia users that I wanted to share with all of you. First up, check out Scrast. Scrast is a site all about screencasting. Scrast launched earlier this year and they've been adding more content, tips and tricks and tutorials all the time. They have a nice section with 'Tips for better Screencasts' and a section dedicated to Camtasia. Also, Camtasia Studio expert, Lon Naylor has set up the Camtasia Users Group. love the tagline for the group, "Simply useful Camtasia stuff!".
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
    [2009] We Need Your Help - Screencasting Tips for New Screencasters
    In the words of a great band, The Beatles, "Help, I need somebody, Help, not just anybody, Help, you know I need someone, help!". Yes, I need your help! More and more people are screencasting. We're looking to gather and compile a list of the best screencasting tips to share with people that are new to screencasting or looking to take their screencasts to a new level. If you have any tips to share, would you please comment on this post? look forward to seeing your feedback and creating a great resource! Where will we use the info we gather? Together we can make better screencasts!
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009
    [2009] You had me at Snagit - Snagit for Mac is Coming!
    Now that we've released Camtasia for Mac , one of the top questions I've been hearing is, 'Will there be Snagit for the Mac?!' Well, you asked for it. The good news just keeps coming today! I'm pleased to share the news that you will be getting your wish! I'm happy to announce that TechSmith is in the early stages of actively developing Snagit for the Mac! Want to keep up with the latest news about Snagit on the Mac? You can sign up to receive email updates here. I'll also post any news and info here on the blog and on Twitter.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009
    [2009] Today is the Day! Meet Camtasia for Mac!
    Today is the day that many of you have been waiting for! I'm really happy and pleased to finally be able to share Camtasia for Mac v1.0 with you! Thank you for supporting us on this fun journey! We built Camtasia for Mac from the ground up. We conducted focus groups, surveys, and received great feedback from a good number of very early beta testers, and did of usability testing. hope you enjoy the product as much as we enjoyed creating it. Get comfortable, this is a long blog post! wanted to show you what is new in Camtasia for Mac as well as answer some question I've been hearing lately.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2009
    [2009] Screencast of the Week - Orchestrate
    Think you can't make an engaging story about labor scheduling software? Think again! Ian Ozsvald and the team at ProCasts did just that! ProCasts wins the highly coveted Screencast of the Week award this week with the screencast they created for Orchestrate - Employee Scheduling Software. liked this screencast for several reasons. The audio is high quailty - as you know audio is king! also thought the opening animation was interesting and added a nice touch - it made the screencast seem professional and polished. And, ProCasts made great use of zooms , transitions and callouts. Think again!
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2009
    [2009] Welcome TechSmith's New Education Community Site
    I'm happy to share some good news with you! My partner in crime, Dave McCollom , our Education Evangelist at TechSmith has just launched a brand new blog. Plus, he's added a new page chock full of great resources for educators that are using all TechSmith products. There is already some tutorials and examples showing how to creatively use Snagit, Camtasia Studio and Jing in the classroom. Dave will be working to provide you with more content all the time. We made the site with you in mind and need your input on what you need and how to improve. Education Community Site. Education Blog.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2009
    [2009] Screencast of the Week - Fighting Hunger, Editing By Candlelight and WFP
    When Beth Kanter talks, I listen! Beth is wonderful for so many reasons. Beth is very innovative and is a rock star in the Nonprofit world. She teaches Nonprofits to effectively use technology and social media. She also happens to be a Camtasia Studio user. :-). Beth caught my eye the other day when she posted this on Twitter :  .    What a cool use of Camtasia Studio! The UN World Food Programme (WFP) recently launched a video blog called 'On the Road'. The first series was shot in Tanzania with Marcus Prior. Check out several videos made with Camtasia Studio here - 'On the road: Tanzania'.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009
    [2009] Come Visit TechSmith! May 28 is 'Take Your Customers To Work Day'
    Now here's a 'holiday' I'm excited to celebrate and I hope you will join in too! just learned that May 28th is ' Take Your Customer To Work Day '! We like to think that every day is ' Take Your Customer To Work Day ' at TechSmith and our doors are always open to visitors. We love it when users come to visit. We've even had people spend part of their vacation with us ! So, on May 28th, I'd like to invite you in to visit TechSmith in Okemos, Michigan. Come have coffee (or a beverage of your choice) and some sweet treats with us! Come on in - we've been waiting for you! Can't make it on May 28th?
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009
    [2009] Bacon, 360|Flex and TechSmith
    Part of my job is to connect with people. And, as you may know, I might be what some people call a little quirky. :-) So, I thought we should have something fun in the booth. Somehow I stumbled up Maple Bacon Lollipops - I had to try them! mean, what could be better than sugar plus organic bacon on a stick?! figured, it'd be fun for Brooks Andrus, our Senior Flash Developer, and I to take them down to Indianapolis for 360|Flex this week. The lollipops would be a great hook to get people to talk to us and a way to have fun at our demo table. So far, so good! Maple + Sugar + Bacon + Stick = Good?
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 11, 2009
    [2009] Attending TechEd or in Los Angeles?
    TechSmithies have descended on Los Angeles this week for Microsoft TechEd. If you're in the area or attending the show, I'd love to meet up! Beverage of your choice is on me! mail , call or text me (517.410.0030). I'm looking forward to a busy week doing demos in the booth and attending some sessions. Also, I don't know LA very well. Any advice on places to eat downtown? I'll be posting pics of our travels here. And, you can always see where in the world we are by visiting our Calendar of Events here. Any requests on where should travel to next or events we should attend?
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2009
    [2009] How professionals learn
    In the November Issue of TJ ,  Des Woods and Henry Marsden have an article called “How professionals learn”  As the former head of learning at Ernst & Young and head of professional development at Linklaters, Des is writing from considerable experience. This is a great article if you are relatively new to professional services in your L&D career, especially if you’ve worked in a different industry previously. There were 3 things that really resonated with my experience: Professionals want learning in small chunks as the pressure to remain chargeable is high.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
    [2009] Chunking Information
    If we ran a contest for the favorite esoteric word of Instructional Designers, the term “chunking&# might win. It’s one of those terms you never hear until you enter the world of online learning or writing for the Internet. Chunking is a great concept that’s worth diving into, so let’s examine the purpose of chunking and how to accomplish it. Chunking Defined. Chunking refers to the strategy of breaking down information into bite-sized pieces (Oh, that’s the visual!) so the brain can more easily digest new information. Why We Chunk Content. George A.
  • LARS IS LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
    [2009] How to build a social learning culture
    I was asked by Trainingzone to provide some tips for bringing the learning benefits to bear of social tools within an organisational context. All comments/feedback welcome. Resisting the rush to social media feels a bit like trying to push water back up a waterfall doesn't it? fairly futile exercise. Why is it so popular? Well, homo sapiens are a particularly social
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009
    [2009] We Need You! To Beta Test Camtasia for the Mac
    One of the steps in software development is to beta test the software. And, we could use 50 - 100 beta testers for Camtasia for the Mac. Interested? Just fill out this shortly survey here. Troy Stein and the Camtasia team will review the submissions shortly. And, if you're accepted to beta test, you'll hear from them shortly. Thanks for your help in the development of Camtasia for the Mac! We could not do it without you.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009
    [2009] Blog Carnival
    If you want to share tips in a longer format than a comment allows, join our new blog carnival. The first carnival entry will run on July 29, and (not surprisingly) the topic will be synchronous e-learning.You can enter your post by e-mailing me HERE or by including a link to your post as a comment on this blog entry before July 28th. On the 29th, I’ll gather up all the posts we have, and run a summary and links to all of them
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009
    [2009] Goodbye 2009!
    As we prepare about the new year, I encourage you to check out the Learning Circuits Big Question: What did you learn about learning in 2009? Thanks for spending part of 2009 with us, whether in person or here on Lessons on Learning! Hello blog readers! BLP is wrapping up our year and we won’t be posting over our holiday break. and consider how you’d answer the question. know I’ll be thinking about that and will have a post on the topic in early Janaury. We hope you are able to do the same as you spend time with your family and friends over the holidays!
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009
    [2009] Data, Information, Insight.A Fine Balance!
    "Data is raw material! Analyzed data lead to assumptions. Assumptions can lead to mistakes. Don't assume.know! Don't settle for information, demand insight!" I don't know who is the originator of the quote above, but it appears on almost every wall here in the form of posters, banners, wall stickers, table stands. The first few weeks here, I did not fully appreciate the depth of this message till I came across the following video by Nick Milton of Knoco.com discussing data, information and knowledge. Jones: I Finally Get It – Why Social Networking is So Important. moment today. Who was wrong?
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2009
    [2009] Blogging in a Walled Garden
    Kylemore Abbey Garden. One of the features of Sakai that our team was looking for in a new LMS is a blogging tool. admit some significant improvements in usability are possible in this tool. However, it does give us the option of blogging within the system. Previously, we’ve used tools like Wikispaces and Edublogs, but we’ve had a number of requests for internal tools that don’t require a separate login and location. During the pilot of our new facilitator training course, I lurked in the forums during a heated debate about the use of the blog tool. Blog Conversations.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2009
    [2009] Too Much Information or a Skills Gap
    Wesley Fryer discusses How are you dealing with TMI? Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ). Wesley points us to a post by Kevin Washburn “TMI! Information Overload and Learning.” where Kevin points out: TMI floods the brain with data, preventing comprehension and elaboration, and thus, preventing learning. Jonah Lehrer suggests the danger of too much information is “it can actually interfere with understanding.” Because the brain has a do-it-yourself attitude toward learning. This is similar to the list of Web 2.0 tools that I often use in my presentations. eLearning Technology.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2009
    [2009] Camtasia Studio v6.0.2 Released - FLV is Back.
    You've spoken and we've listened! As promised , we brought back the FLV format in Camtasia Studio v6.0.2 today. Download the update here. It is a free upgrade if you purchased Camtasia Studio v6. If you'd like to see everything updated in Camtasia Studio v6.0.2, visit here. Thanks for your patience and feedback. We appreciate it! What would like to see added to Camtasia Studio next?
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2009
    [2009] [from bwatwood] Learning with 'e's: e-Learning 3.0
    I'm excited by the future. It's something I have always looked forward to! But what will e-learning look like in a few years time? When Stephen Downes laid down his manifesto for e-Learning 2.0 in 2005 , he tapped into the zeitgeist of emerging social technologies and theorised a number of possibilities. Four years on technology is moving ever more rapidly, and a reappraisal of learning within digital spaces is overdue. In conversation earlier today on Twitter with Sue Waters and Darcy Moore , we discussed what learning would look like in a Web 3.0 believe that e-Learning 3.0 If Web 1.0
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
    [2009] Seven Tips for an Easy and Effective LMS Switch
    recent survey on customers’ happiness with their LMS (conducted in Jan 2009, published in Mar 2009) by Bersin & Associates observed: “The study found that a significant proportion of LMS customers – fully one-quarter of customers – are dissatisfied with their systems and say they are likely to switch vendors within the next year.”  For an eLearning initiative to be successful, strong leaders and champions are needed in the organization. The LMS remains a key link in the success chain. Read on. The key point here is NOT to forget this is true. Some could be: a. Data migration.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2009
    [2009] Win a Copy - Camtasia Studio 6 - The Definitive Guide
    Just leave a comment on this blog post by May 10, 2009 11:59 pm EST with either some feedback about Camtasia Studio (ex. Daniel Park of dappertext has been at it again! Daniel is a professional screencaster (and he use to work at TechSmith making our videos). And, when he's not busy making screencasts and training people all over the world about how to use Camtasia Studio, he works on his book - _Camtasia Studio 6: The Definitive Guide_. He just updated it for Camtasia Studio v6 and it is hot off the presses! The book offers over 500 pages of step-by-step instruction and tips and tricks.
  • TONY KARRER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2009
    [2009] eLearning Conferences
    JANUARY 2009 January 3-4, 2009 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. January 4-7, 2009 Presidents Institute : Investing in the Future – Students, Institutions, and the Public Good sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Cocomut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. link] conferences_events/presidents/ 2009.asp January 4-7, 2009 Hawaii International Conference on Education , 7 th annual, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. link] index.php January 18-22, 2009.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2009
    [2009] Using the Dreyfus Model to engage people in your Online Learning program
    Sumeet Moghe, 2009. The success of your Knowledge Management or online learning initiative depends on how well you can engage different people in your organization and really, how apt is your mode of delivery, to the content you're delivering. Very simply, the purpose of any online learning/ knowledge sharing implementation is to make capabilities explicit in an organization. I've been thinking about this recently and I think the Dreyfus Model of Skills Acquisition is a great way to articulate the different levels of expertise in a certain area, in an organization.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009
    [2009] Here’s Why You Need an E-Learning Portfolio
    A few weeks ago I announced a job opening. I got about 1000 inquiries and ended up looking at over 200 portfolios. could have looked at more but I got a lot of emails from people who didn’t have portfolios. They tended to fall into one of two camps. They either didn’t have a portfolio or the projects they worked on were proprietary so they couldn’t share them. know that many of you are in the same boat. And based on the tons of emails I get about finding work in this industry, I’d like to share some thoughts about why you need a portfolio and how it can help you get better at elearning.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2009
    [2009] Conflicting personas: social media as an ‘AND’ role (initially titled ‘AND’ job which is entirely inappropriate, even for this blog)
    You know one of those brief tweets or status updates that can easily be lifted from bigger, continuous conversations  you’re having with online friends and followers? Out of context stuff. Or, it’s a user’s name that’s exploited, like this from NBC news anchor Brian Williams: “There’s no way of knowing if the incoming text from partygirl99 is being written from Tehran or Texas.&#. Poor partygirl99. Williams’ statement is very true. It is hard for traditional media to vet information coming from the public in a form they’ve never seen. Wha???
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009
    [2009] Ten commandments of e-learning (content design)
    Cath Ellis recently set out her ten commandments of e-learning and this prompted me to try and articulate my own. Now e-learning's a big subject if you include all its many variants - formal and informal, synchronous and asynchronous and so on - and if you take into account all the issues relating to its management and marketing. So, what I've done is restrict my thoughts to the design of interactive, e-learning content, drawing heavily from the 60-minute masters : Structure into modules. Keep each module to one main idea. That's enough for most learners to cope with in one session.
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009
    [2009] 2009 Edublogs Awards
    The 2009 Edublog Awards are open for nomination! Here are the categories that I would like to submit nominations for: * Best individual blog - Making Change by Cathy Moore( [link] ) * Best individual tweeter - Sydney-Eve Matrix @sidneyeve * Best resource sharing blog - Jane Knight - Jane's E-Learning Pick of the Day ( [link] ) * Lifetime achievement - Stephen Downes - OLDaily - ( [link] ) If you have a blog and you want to nominate another blog for one or more 2009 Edublog Award, then please read these details. Nominations close December 8th, 2009.
  • ELEARNING 3.0   |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009
    [2009] MediaToday - April 2009
    My partner, Dr. Harry Sova, has published his new version of MediaToday. MediaToday is in its 12th year of publication, it is an exploration and celebration of emerging media technologies and trends in popular culture throughout the global marketplace. MediaToday is all about your world of Interactive Communication; stories of new ideas, creative applications, and developments relative to your lifestyle and careers. MediaToday is targeted at academic faculty, staff and industry professionals that are interested in interactive media and communication news and trends.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
    [2009] Learning Styles Challenge -- Three-Year Update
    It has been over three years since I offered $1,000 to anyone who could demonstrate that utilizing learning styles improved learning outcomes. Click here for the original challenge. So far, no one has even come close. For all the talk about learning styles over the last 15 years, we might expect that I was at risk of quickly losing my money. Let me be clear, my argument is not that people don't have different learning styles, learning preferences, or learning skills. The challenge is still on.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009
    [2009] eLearning Conferences 2010
    December 2009 December 1-4, 2009 New Zealand Association for Research in Education , Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand. link] December 2, 2009 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 5 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany. link] December 2-4, 2009 Online Educa Berlin International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 15 th , Hotel InterContinental, Berlin, Germany. You can contact him at: crwr77@gmail.com. ichov, Špindler?v
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2009
    [2009] The Future of the Training Department
    The latter 20th Century was the golden era of the training department. Before the 20th Century, training per se did not exist outside the special needs of the church and the military. Now the training department may be at the end of its life cycle. Join us for a brief look back at the pre-training world and some thoughts about what may lay ahead. Before industrialization, work was local or industry meant cottage-industry. People had vocations, not jobs. Sometimes guilds helped apprentices learn by doing things under the eye of a master, but there weren’t any trainers involved. The U.S.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009
    [2009] Four C’s of digital media
    Gaurav Mishra wrote a guest blog post at Beth Kanter’s blog, on the 4 C’s of social media , complete with explanations and possible uses of this framework: Content. Collaboration. Community. Collective Intelligence. like the way that Gaurov puts these on the axes of becoming more visible and at the same time more difficult, as one progresses from content creation to collective intelligence. His rationale for the framework: If you are a journalist, analyst or academic in the business of understanding social media initiatives, you’ll find the 4Cs Framework really useful.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2009
    [2009] Predications for 2009
    Take a look and let me know what your predictions are for 2009. eLearn Magazine's Predictions for 2009 __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. It is that time of year again. Lisa Neal Gualtieri of eLearn Magazine has issued her annual list of predications from elearning folks in academia, business and not-for-profit organizations.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2009
    [2009] The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Of Project Spaces & Project Managers
    My Tenets of Leadership From Training Specialist to Learning Generalist Why your Training Team needs Versatilists © Sumeet Moghe, 2009. Whether you're part of a consultancy or an in-house training outfit, you're providing a service to a customer your people should matter a great deal to you. A few years back, I read Guy Kawasaki 's Art of the Start and Guy insists that product manufacturers and service providers should niche themselves. He explains the thought using a graph like the one you see above. You're perhaps stupid if you provide a unique service and no one wants it.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009
    [2009] Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer?
    I had a conversation by email with someone I really care about that probably came off a bit bitchy, a bit holier-than-thou…it you can have just “a bit&# of either of those traits.  And, I’m probably about to come off the same way here. That’s not an apology. I yam what I yam. And, no doubt I’ll piss off some people for my opinion of rapid e-learning tools. My email conversation came at a time when I saw the tweet (below) from Clark Quinn on Twitter so I felt some sort of validation of my opinion (don’t you love serendipity?). Same holds true for our field.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2009
    [2009] Not Your Father’s ROI
    The July issue of Chief Learning Officer is now available online. It features an article in which Jon Husband and I delve into how to measure the impact of learning in the network era. Productivity in a Networked era: Not Your Father’s ROI. Today’s networked era requires a new way to make investment decisions that incorporates intangible assets and more accurately depicts how value is created. The industrial age has run out of steam. Look at General Motors. Look at Chrysler. We are witnessing the death throes of management models that have outlived their usefulness. What to do?
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
    [2009] Asking the right questions during design to track down elusive content
    As a first-time BLP blogger, I was very eager to lock down my e-learning topic and join the ranks of my fellow bloggers. Last week, I determined my three blog topics for the month, all focused on curriculum design and development. felt good identifying my first topic: designing an e-learning course with little to no content in sight, and then…do you know what happened next? Ironically, I had created the topic and struggled with…the content. I can’t escape! So, I did what I always do…begin the “content inquisition.”. Don’t get me wrong! What should they believe ? What will success look like?
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
    [2009] Moodle: A fantastic tool for informal learning - and not just “e-learning”
    Last week I hosted a webinar called “Come Moodle with Us: Straight Talk on Moodle as an LMS Solution.&# Along with two of my colleagues at BLP, we showed attendees OUR Moodle site - and attempted to illustrate many of the cool features Moodle provides and how Moodle facilitates informal learning and not just functions as a place to house and track e-learning. Those who want to use it just to track learning are missing its point. In our case, it connects all the employees in our organization to each other. Example: I created a “course&# in Moodle called Adobe Max.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
    [2009] The Future of the LMS
    We started the month talking about the features and functions of learning management systems. It’s only fitting we end talking about the changes the future holds for those features. Soon, it won’t be enough that the LMS tracks formal learning like instructor-led training courses or e-learning modules; the future is here, and learning management systems are changing rapidly to keep up. Leanne talked about Moodle’s ability to categorize those on the system by their expertise in her last post. In a sense, she saw the LMS as more like a social network and less like a database.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009
    [2009] Every multimedia developer’s nightmare…the LCMS
    It seems important to begin this post with a disclaimer…this is my “multimedia developer&# opinion. You’ve been warned. As a multimedia developer the thought of developing e-Learning with an LCMS development tool sends shivers up my spine (not the good kind, like when you learn a new way to make something animate in Flash…yes, I know I need to get out more). Don’t get me wrong, the majority of LCMS development tools are great for rapid development, and are a great way to manage content and content objects with a single application.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009
    [2009] Tips and Tools for Synchronous e-Learning
    The blog carnival didn’t get quite the response I was hoping for this month, so I decided to go in a slightly different direction, and look to see what the higher education field had to share about e-learning. Higher education started out as all synchronous learning - and as they have branched into web-based solutions they have stuck with the synchronous model in many cases. They also like to do a lot of research and writing about theories, which makes for some good ponderables. store of real-life experiences. An inclination to problem-centered learning. Desire for meaningful learning.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009
    [2009] Give Them Permission to Learn
    In live facilitation we often remind folks to shut off their cell phones, we select an appropriate learning environment, schedule the time – it’s a training event. Just as Gayle indicated in her recent post that it’s important for learners to apply good business practices when taking e-learning, it’s also important for the organization to give the learners permission to do so. In some work cultures or due to personal bias a learner may feel that they aren’t really “working” when attending training. So give learners permission to learn and restrict their activities while taking the course.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009
    [2009] Impact of Culture on Learning
    I’ve been working on an instructor-led project lately and it’s caused me to think about what impact does culture have on learning preferences? My disclaimer for this post is that I’m not advocating that we teach to “learning styles&#. Check out this post for a starting point to learn more about why we shouldn’t design to learning styles. However, my question is - How much should culture influence my design? And how much does my own culture influence the way I design courses? suspect that I don’t want to design to culture and here’s why. Any thoughts?
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009
    [2009] Analogies are like Informal Mnemonics
    Analogies have been a source of great amusement for me this past wee k. Analogies can be very helpful in learning, if they’re used correctly. In this award-winning (if I do say so myself) sample , we use water as an analogy to teach the surprisingly complex topic of electricity. Learning games use analogies all time. Anne Derreberry talks about games that mirror reality (like a flight simulator) and others that teach through metaphor (like World of Warcraft as a leadership training lab). Either can. Analogies can be useful in classroom training, too. like the idea a lot – with a few caveats.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009
    [2009] Mobile phones as training tools
    What role do you think mobile phones should play in training? Check out this video - admittedly focused on using cell phones in the classroom - and let me know what you think? 1) Are mobile phones a viable training tool in the distance-based or live classroom in a training setting for adults? 2) Should schools be embracing mobile phones as teaching tools for children in schools? Can’t wait to hear what you think! Click here to view the embedded video.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2009
    [2009] Informal Learning
    A recent survey that found that employees (in the UK, at least) are more interested in innovative learning and collaboration than the HR and training people in those same institutions. The study, conducted in March, found that 44% of employees want to see collaborative tools like blogs, forums and wikis developed, while just 32% of HR professionals agree. More HR professionals (42%) than employees (38%) wanted to see more classroom learning. Having been in both learning and HR roles, (not to mention being an employee for most of my career), These results make perfect sense to me.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2009
    [2009] Engage the Right to Land on the Left
    “Emotion is the fast lane to the brain.” These are the words of Doug Stevenson , author of the Story Theater Method , and speaker at today’s CIASTD meeting.  I have to tell you Doug made me laugh, he made me sad, at times I was touched – the key is I was feeling and learning at the same time. The Story Theory Method is about using your personal stories to enthrall and engage learners to make a point. It’s about engaging the right side of the brain, tapping into the audience’s emotions, involving them in your story. Think about some of your stories, maybe a time you made a mistake at work.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2009
    [2009] April’s Big Question - Stuck?
    The Learning Circuits blog posted their big question for April – Stuck? Getting Unstuck? feel very fortunate that I don’t typically face being stuck in old and boring ways of doing things due to oppressive corporate standards. I don’t know that I can go as far as Ignatia and say that I’ve never taken no for an answer when a cool idea is blocked. I do think I can honestly say that we get to play with enough new ideas and concepts that stuck isn’t typically an issue for me. Still, I enjoyed reading the other responses. agree wholeheartedly. Blogging changes the way you look at the world.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009
    [2009] Are Your E-Learning Courses Pushed or Pulled?
    Tidbits: I’m trying something new for the ASTD 2009 International Conference & Exposition. I’ll be doing a series of rapid elearning demos at the Articulate booth. Here’s the challenge for many of us. We want to make our courses engaging and interactive, yet sometimes the content or the time pressures of work don’t make that easy. The default position for many elearning courses is to merely push the information out to the learners. The end result is that the course is heavy on information and light on interaction. It’s just a matter of rethinking how you approach the course design.
  • TONY KARRER  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009
    [2009] eLearn 2009
    Just a quick note that I will be up in Vancouver for E-LEARN 2009 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education. If you are attending and see this post, please drop me a note. It's always good to connect with people face-to-face at events. eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2009
    [2009] Camtasia for Mac - Sneak Peek, Text & Shapes
    I've been bouncing around the country on planes, trains and automobiles today trying to get to Seattle for Gnomedex. Thankfully I eventually made it to Seattle, but unfortunately my luggage did not. :-) So, I'll keep the sneak peek for Camtasia for Mac short and sweet tonight. Sometimes you need to draw your viewers attention to a particular area of the screen. Or, you need to provide them with additional instruction. There's a way to easily do this with Camtasia for Mac. You can add text annotations, shapes and arrows to your screencasts. The screencast runs less than a minute.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2009
    [2009] Camtasia for Mac - Sneak Peek, Adding Polish
    It's time for another sneak peek all about Camtasia for Mac! One of the things that sets a good screencast apart from a great screencast is a little polish. After you've recorded your screencast, you can use Camtasia for Mac's sophisticated editing options to make your screencasts standout from the rest. Whether you're new to screencasting or are an expert, Camtasia for Mac has great features and options for you. And, the multiple audio and video tracks can be moved and edited independently so it's easy to update and add new elements while maintaining maximum creative control.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009
    [2009] Camtasia for Mac - Sneak Peek, SmartFocus
    I've never been good at keeping secrets. Even to this day, I still have a hard time keeping holiday gifts or other news as a secret - I just get so excited and have to share the good news! So, blog readers, you get the benefit from my weakness! I'm going to let you in on a few secrets as we get closer to the launch of Camtasia for Mac on August 25. Up first is a sneak peek of one of the new features in Camtasia for Mac - SmartFocus. Those of you familiar with Camtasia Studio on Windows will recognize this feature. Camtasia for Mac will also include TechSmith's patented SmartFocus technology.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009
    [2009] Matt Lagrotte and his Camtasia Studio Story
    Last weekend I jumped in the car and headed to Ann Arbor, Michigan. They were having a " GiveCamp ". Haven't heard of a GiveCamp? Well, they truly a wonderful thing. Here's the lowdown: "A GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where software developers, designers, and database administrators donate their time to create custom software for non-profit organizations. The only limitation is that the project should be scoped to be able to be completed in a weekend." See here for more info. The event kicked off on Friday and the developers and charities worked round the clock all weekend long. Inspired?
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009
    [2009] Roadtrip to San Francisco for Web 2.0 Expo.
    On the road again. just can't wait to get on the road again! always find myself humming that old Willie Nelson tune when I'm packing my suitcase. And, this week is no different! On Monday (March 30), I'm heading San Francisco with Dirk Frazier, the Screencast.com Product Manager, and Justin Welsch, from R&D, for the Web 2.0 It's my first year attending the Web 2.0 Expo so I'm excited to see what the conference is like. If you're in the Bay Area or attending the conference, we'd love to meet up. First round of a beverage of your choice is on me!
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009
    [2009] Accidental Instructional Designers #dl09
    At DevLearn ‘09, I had the pleasure of hosting a Thursday morning Breakfast Byte. Conference participants gather around a topic of interest at an ungodly early hour, while sipping coffee and eating croissants. bleary-eyed, loosely organized conversation. If you know me, you’ll know my topic was right up my alley: “Instructional Design: You Do What for a Living?” Over 25 IDs gathered to talk about how they got here and where they're going. asked people to introduce themselves and tell their stories – how they each got into instructional design. Many of us thought that we would be teachers.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2009
    [2009] LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 2
    Following on from my previous article , below I share some of the key messages that I drew from Day 2 at the LearnX Asia Pacific conference held recently in Sydney… Personal Professional Development: I expected the keynote by Stephen Downes to be the standout session of the event, and I was not disappointed. Instead of focusing on supporting the learning of others, Stephen shifted his focus to how e‑learning professionals can support their own learning. His premis is, bluntly, if you don’t take care of your own career, you risk losing it. Is m-learning just learning hype?
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009
    [2009] LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 1
    I attended the annual LearnX Asia Pacific conference this week at Sydney’s Darling Harbour. While the weather was dreary, I found the sessions topical and thought provoking. Below I’ve shared some of the key messages that I drew from Day 1… The Magic of Speed Thinking: Ken Hudson , Director of The Speed Thinking Zone , kicked off proceedings with a keynote address about working smarter, not harder. Ken’s central theme is that being able to think faster and better can help us unlock ideas and improve our productivity. must admit, it lifted the energy of the room.
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2010
    [2009] Global eLearning Market Reached US$27.1 Billion in 2009, Will Reach $49.6 Billion in 2014
    billion in 2009 according to a new report by Ambient Insight called, "The Worldwide Market for Self-paced eLearning Products and Services: 2009-2014 Forecast and Analysis." The demand is growing by a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.8% and revenues will reach $49.6 The global market for Self-paced eLearning reached US$27.1 billion by 2014
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2009
    [2009] A Big Year in 2009: A Physical Challenge
    So I am setting myself up for a big year. I am finalizing a transition to a new job and getting myself organized around the goals that I have set out for myself in 2009. Here's to 2009 and setting big goals! Tags: running goals Disney 2009 On the personal side I am seeking to find balance in my spiritual, mental, social, and physical components of my life. For me it is important to set goals that I can see and obtain. The goal that I am focused on this year is to participate in the 2010 Disney Marathon next January. This will be my second marathon.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009
    [2009] LearnX Awards 2009
    The annual LearnX E-Learning & Training Awards were announced today, and I’m proud to say that my team won a Gold award for Best Training Team , for our development and support of a self-paced, blended learning model at AMP. We’re in good company, with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service taking out the Platinum award, and the Commonwealth Bank and TheCyberInstitute also claiming Gold. Congratulations also to the winners of the other categories , including the AMP Horizons Financial Planning Academy which won a Gold award for Best Employee Induction Training Program.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2009
    [2009] Blackboard vs. Moodle: a comparison
    As a user of Blackboard at Bournemouth University I have been involved in various discussion about it’s merit or lack of). These are usually started by someone who doesn’t like Blackboard, and probably hasn’t used it much either (or even tried?). They are usually fans of Moodle, even if they’ve not used it (but have talked [.]. Blackboard Moodle myBU PLN Technology University 2.0 VLE Web 2.0
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009
    [2009] The Secret - Get 100.000+ Followers On Twitter In 24 Hours!
    ". Would you like to get 16,000 Followers in 90 days & Make Money doing it? ".more more THE SECRET Why think so small! If you first want to think really big, you might as well go for it for real. mean what is 16,000 followers (and in 90 days, come on! Peanuts, man!), even if it is a targeted audience to your personal, or company needs to generate traffic and revenue. Forget all the Twitter Gurus (for a few minutes!), and read carefully the secret to getting (Can't wait! Please, tell me know!). This means that if you follow one million, you will eventually get 100,000 followers. censored).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009
    [2009] 2 Juicy Ways to Insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint
    RealPlayer YouTube Video Wizard Format Factory Today we basically have FREE access to millions (if not billions) of videos on the Internet ( my personal favorites! ) , and surely among them you are going to find some mind stimulating videos that you would like to infuse into your face-to-face learning sessions (like this amazingly funny video: Learning English Pronunciation ). Now, I am going to share with you two (2) juicy ways to insert your favorite YouTube videos (or videos from other sites) into your PowerPoint presentations. So, how can we get the job done quickly?
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2009
    [2009] How long does it take to select an LMS?
    I saw a post by Bryan Chapman discussing how long it takes to select an LMS. I've known Bryan for quite a few years - more than 10. And he and I do a lot of LMS selection and implementation work. And I think we are both pretty good at it. I may even be the person he's talking about in his post as the other consultant, but I'm not quite sure. So, the real answer to how long it takes is, of course, it depends. But to give you some better answers than that the eLearningGuild has some great survey data on it. I put out some of that data in my post - LMS Team Size and Time - Wow 23 Months! months.
  • LIVING IN LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
    [2009] The Learning Continuum – Using the PDR Design Model
    recently had the honor to participate as a panelist in the July 27, 2009 online discussion sponsored by Learning Trends, ISA, and Training Magazine Network. Many of us cut our professional learning design teeth using the long-held tradition of the ADDIE instructional design (ISD) model. In our blogosphere I have heard how “old school”, and in some cases, how obsolete this foundational design model from the 1960s has become. If age denotes obsolescence, then I am in trouble for sure. Insightful words to be sure, certainly not an overt indictment of ADDIE. training. So what do we do?
  • DESIGNED FOR LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2009
    [2009] Transfer of Learning - Theories and Implications
    Transfer of learning is the goal of all training and learning interventions. We know that the often the learning context is different from the context of real-life application. However, the training objective is not achieved until the learning transfers from one to context to another. So, what is it that makes learning 'stick' and allows learners to use the learning immediately and in the future? The Theoretical View: Understanding Transfer of Learning Before I reflect on the strategies that aid transfer of learning, it is important to discuss some theoretical views on learning transfer.
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
    [2009] Twitter in your Teaching
    Is it just me or are you seeing the word ‘Twitter’ almost everywhere these days? live in a semi-rural community and last weekend I was leafing through my local free community newspaper and I stumbled across a quarter-page announcement saying that I can now receive updates via their Twitter-feed. When the local community-based newspaper has a twitter feed that really emphasizes the fact that Twitter is everywhere!!! So if it’s everywhere you have to ask yourself, how can you use Twitter for Teaching? Well, luckily other people are asking themselves that question too.
  • GRAM CONSULTING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009
    [2009] 10 Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work (part 3)
    This post continues the Ten Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work series. Last post I discussed communities of practice and social media, two strategies focused on collaboration and networks where learning and knowledge are a natural byproduct.  This post shifts focus to how structured problem solving and Action Learning approaches can intimately wed learning with working.   I’ll discuss strategies 6 and 7 from the list.  Each uses problems and work tasks as the subject matter for learning, reflection and behaviour change. 10 STRATEGIES FOR INTEGRATING LEARNING AND WORK. 1.
  • GRAM CONSULTING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2009
    [2009] 10 Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work (part 1)
    The goal of learning in the workplace is performance–individual and organizational.  If we’ve learned nothing else in recent years, we’ve learned that improving performance through learning is more effective the more it is integrated with real work.  Learning pundits encourage the “integration of learning and work&# but don’t always offer practical strategies that busy learning professionals can to use to make it happen.  How can we begin to truly reduce the number courses and catalogs in enterprise training and find ways to bring learning to the job?
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
    [2009] LearnTrends 2009 – Free Online Conference
    George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer are pleased to announce our third annual free online conference: LearnTrends 2009 The Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Conference November 17-19, 2009 | Online | Free The theme/focus this year is on Convergence in Workplace Learning. I'll also be providing details shortly about the LearnTrends Innovation Awards 2009. We will bring together people who look at different aspects of learning and knowledge work to understand better what's going on in those areas and how we should be thinking about this holistically.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2009
    [2009] When Do Learning Games Make Business Sense?
    T+D Blog - Serious Gaming in the Workplace asks the question: Is serious gaming being taken seriously in your workplace? It is time to change the perception of "gaming" among CEOs and other corporate executives. It is a valuable learning tool that is taking too long to become a mainstream part of everyday learning. However, I've been wondering for long time about when the added costs of building games really pays off. Last year in Training Method Trends I showed some data from the eLearning Guild that had games and simulations decreasing as a modality. But transfer does not equal ROI.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009
    [2009] 3 Things to Consider When Building Your E-Learning Courses
    The difference between effective and ineffective elearning is how you design the learning process. In this post, I’ll do a quick run through of some ideas centered on instructional design and three things that you want to consider when building your courses. Focus on meaning and not information. We tend to equate learning with sharing information. Typically if there’s something we want to change, we think about how to get more information to people. In fact, most of the elearning courses I see are focused exclusively on sharing information. That is when the learning happens. shape?
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2009
    [2009] A Year in Books (2009)
    2009 was a big year for me. Working with and designing for Moodle was new for me in 2009. Visual Design & Presentations In 2009, I co-presented two sessions at DevLearn, gave a talk at the Massachusetts chapter of ISPI and presented a few online webinars. New job. New company. Working full time from a home office. Oldest child in kindergarten. New challenges – and some old ones too. great year, really. Thanks for joining me in this journey and for all you’ve contributed to my learning over the past 12 months. Hopefully I learned something from all that book reading.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009
    [2009] Personality type and a learner’s success with social media
    I’ve been thinking about a possible link between a specific personality type (introvert) and social media success for several months and what it means for learning in the workplace. (I haven’t done any significant research on this topic yet.). I can’t synthesize this provocative older post from Venkatesh Rao but his insight was this: …the word “social” in the term “social media” represents the ultimate in misleading advertising, and is responsible for many failures and a lot of disenchantment, especially within the enterprise.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009
    [2009] Googley design
    Googley design …worth thinking about in the context of instructional design. Focus on people—their lives, their work, their dreams. Every millisecond counts. Simplicity is powerful. Engage beginners and attract experts. Dare to innovate. Design for the world. Plan for today’s and tomorrow’s business. Delight the eye without distracting the mind. Be worthy of people’s trust. Add a human touch. The principle flows from Google’s Corporate Philosophy. “Ten things Google has found to be true:&#. Focus on the user and all else will follow. Fast is better than slow.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2009
    [2009] LMSs that kick ass - OutStart
    Another Friday and another LMS that kicks ass! This week’s featured system is OutStart. interviewed Jeff Whitney, Vice President of Marketing. By way of background, Jeff told me that OutStart has two flavors: Participate, their general social software solution and TrainingEdge.com, their SaaS solution which includes LMS, collaborative authoring, and social media specifically configured to support learning. OutStart acquired Participate Systems in November, 2005 and since then they’ve enhanced the system extensively and integrated it with their other learning solutions. Thanks Jeff!
  • JANET CLAREY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub
    Probably just three years ago, if you said Element K I would have immediately thought about off-the-shelf courseware. However, Element K has made substantial, progressive improvements to their LMS, most recently by building custom integrations between Jive Clearspace and KnowledgeHub, Element K’s LMS. They announced this in October, 2008. Via email, I asked Sue Rodeman, VP., Platform Prod Management & Marketing, Element K about their social media capabilities. This is fueled by the various Web 2.0 tools at everyone’s finger tips and by the changing demographic of today’s workforce.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
    [2009] Gaining "Momentum" 2009 PDG Conference
    Opening my talk at the PDG Momentum 2009 Conference in Philadelphia. This year I once again had the privilege of speaking at the client conference of Performance Development Group (PDG). I was challenged with a really interesting topic. The title of my talk was " The Wrong Information to the Wrong Person at the Wrong Time: Why Corporate Training Programs are Not Alighted with Today's Workforce." The talk was heavily influenced by the work of my co-author-- Tony O'Driscoll. See Chapter Two of the upcoming Learning in 3D where the topic of the marginalization of learning is discussed.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2009
    [2009] Highlights from 2009 in Pictures
    via feedproxy.google.com Great video on 2009. really think Orli captures the core technologies and trends of 2009. Posted via web from Lee's posterous via feedproxy.google.com Great video on 2009. really think Orli captures the core technologies and trends of 2009. Posted via web from Lee's posterous
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2009
    [2009] Highlights from 2009 in Pictures
    via feedproxy.google.com Great video on 2009. really think Orli captures the core technologies and trends of 2009. Posted via web from Lee's posterous via feedproxy.google.com Great video on 2009. really think Orli captures the core technologies and trends of 2009. Posted via web from Lee's posterous
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2009
    [2009] Learning in 2009: My Story
    This month's question prodded me out of my lethargy because. a) it is that last question of the year, and. b) it forced me to think of what I have learned and done differently in 2009. I have not been a regular responder to the LCB's Big Question of the month. However, I do read the responses that flow in each month from varied bloggers. couldn't ignore point b and sat down to do some serious.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2009
    [2009] State of elearning 2009
    State of elearning 2009 Tony Bates reflects on 2009 , noting positive developments and disappointments: Then we look at the public sector, and in particular the big research universities, and what do we see? No comments By gsiemens – December 18, 2009 via elearnspace.org Interesting quote via George Siemans, from Tony Bates. think there is too much focus on trying to innovate within the system rather than innovating the system itself. The latter requires vision, leadership, and experimentation/failure. Posted in Uncategorized. Posted via web from Lee's posterous
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2009
    [2009] State of elearning 2009
    State of elearning 2009 Tony Bates reflects on 2009 , noting positive developments and disappointments: Then we look at the public sector, and in particular the big research universities, and what do we see? No comments By gsiemens – December 18, 2009 via elearnspace.org Interesting quote via George Siemans, from Tony Bates. think there is too much focus on trying to innovate within the system rather than innovating the system itself. The latter requires vision, leadership, and experimentation/failure. Posted in Uncategorized. Posted via web from Lee's posterous
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009
    [2009] 2009 Predictions, Remembrance and Challenges
    ASTD's Big Question for January is, again, a series of questions. What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year? What are your major plans for the year? What predictions do you have for the year? First a little reflection. This year has been a busy year as my consulting has been more active than any previous year. Try Dissecting a Frog #2: Top 5 Funny and Semi-Learning Related Videos (My favorite) #3: Help, I have an Instructional Design Master's Degree and I Can't Create E-Learning What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year? with time management. To continue blogging.
  • GRAM CONSULTING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
    [2009] ADDIE is dead! Long live ADDIE!
    I’m at risk of flogging a very dead horse here, but some recent posts from Ellen Wagner (What is it about ADDIE that makes people so cranky?) and Donald Clark ( The evolving dynamics of ISD and Extending ISD through Plug and Play ) got me thinking about instructional design process and ADDIE in particular (please  don’t run away!). Don responded with some great comments on how ISD (ADDIE) has evolved and adapted. Much of my career has been involved in applying ADDIE in some form or other and I’ve landed on LOVE/HATE relationship with it that that you, lucky reader, will now be subjected to.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2009
    [2009] Predictions for 2009
    My predictions for 2009: With the continued economic difficulties, e-learning will grow due to its cost efficiency, or at least its perceived cost efficiency. And because of its low environmental impact it will become very attractive to companies wishing to become "green." Blogs and social media will grow as a knowledge management tool. It has already begun, but we will see it become more common place. And they will not only be used as learning tools internally, but also externally, reaching out and educating clients and customers. Blogging m-Learning e-Learning Networking
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2009
    [2009] Will at Work Learning: Myths the Business Side Has About Learning: Result of Data Gathering
    About Search This Blog Web Notable Books Sponsoring Ads (vT1) Tracker Sponsoring Ads (vG2) « Performance Support for High-Stress Situations | Main | Famous Measuring-Training Story from Neil Rackham » Friday, 23 January 2009 Myths the Business Side Has About Learning: Result of Data Gathering I've been gathering a list of Myths that the Business Side Has about Learning. link] Posted by: Dan R | Saturday, 24 January 2009 at 05:57 AM Very useful will. Will at Work Learning Will Thalheimers research-based commentary on learning, performance, and the industry thereof.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010
    [2009] US eLearning Market Stats: 2009
    eLearning Network today released the below graphic providing some stats about the US eLearning market in 2009. That report put the world market in 2009 at $27.1 Related posts: Global Self-Paced eLearning Market Forecasts eLearning Development India: Results of Salary Survey 2009 CIPD Learning and Development Survey 2009. Tags: eLearning eLearning Business eLearning Development eLearning Market eLearning Market Stats US eLearning Market Stats US eLearning Market Stats: 2009 Click To Enlarge The Image.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009
    [2009] SMBs and Social Learning Technologies
    Here are slides from the presentation I did yesterday. The session was hosted by SumTotal Systems. SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total). View more presentations from Janet Clarey. Some notes: Polls: Most attending work in L&D with some HR, IT, and learning services providers. Most attending work in organization with 2000+ ee’s but several were SMBs (under 2K ee’s for this presentation). Current learning delivery channels primarily ILT classroom and ILT online as well as a fair amount of self-paced e-learning. Very few people work with fellow employees at one physical location.
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