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eLearning: In Fonts We Trust

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Some Fonts Increase Trust A 2008 study by Sharath Sasidharan and Ganga Dhanesh for the Association of Information Systems found that typography can affect trust in eCommerce. by AJ George There is no denying that the most important thing about eLearning is solid content. But could you be inadvertently making your content harder to read and understand by using the wrong fonts?

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Learning and Working on the Web

A while back, Charles Green responded to my post about the knowledge economy being a trust economy : Your title captures an important insight; the knowledge economy allows significant distribution of nodes of knowledge, means of production, etc. If people can’t figure out how to trust other people, all that value goes unachieved. And a post on measuring ROI for soft skills training [because we don't trust workers] and the perversion of individual measurement: Most soft skills deal with our relationships to others. Trust, it seems, doesn’t sell stuff.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , May 8, 2010 I find myself in the center of an intellectual tempest.

Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

Upside Learning

Given the unique advantages, they may soon become trusted assistants of every employee in the workplace. Technology around us is evolving at a rapid pace and is in turn affecting a speedy evolution of learning technology. Work is changing and, to keep pace with it, training is changing too. Which of these technology changes will impact training the most? Let me explain why I think that way.

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Using Twitter to Transform the Classroom!


Here we go: Using Twitter to Amplify Connective Learning and Sharing at ICEL 2010 Join the #moodlewish Twitter Stream! If your ego is receptive to constructive (and destructive) feedback, you are going to win the next 'Best Lecturer Award', trust me! Interestingly, I was picture-tweeting my holiday during that period using TwitPic (on my IPhone). Right? Are you ready? THANK YOU!

Still Confused in 2010

Learning and Working on the Web

This removes a certain level of trust, communications, and performance from followers. December 21, 2010 – In light of ongoing developments related to the release of diplomatic cables by the organization Wikileaks, and the publication of information contained in those cables by mainstream news organizations, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression see fit to recall a number of international legal principles. by @stevedenning.

Trust--The Cornerstone of Collaboration

ID Reflections

The post is an attempt to begin an analysis of what is required to build and maintain trust and thus facilitate collaboration. Paul on FB : Just made a comment back on Buzz - interesting conversation developing about trust, collaboration et al. :-) Paul on Buzz via Twitter : simbeckhampson: Question. What is the recipe for success when you need people to implicitly trust each other?

Build Trust, Not Control

The Peformance Improvement

As we come out of the recession and companies prepare for hiring and growth, the level of trust in a company’s culture will have a lot to say about whether that organization will be successful or not. Without trust, employees become what Judy Bardwick, in her article titled "The High Cost of Mistrust," calls actively disengaged. She writes:  The absence of trust is not simply passive—that something is missing. Instead, in the vacuum of trust, mistrust rushes in and fills the void. And once trust is lost, it is very difficult to earn back.

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Learning and Working on the Web

2010) uses a Web-based note system to store messages, manage his financial risk and stay on top of the multiple factors necessary to run a successful dairy farm. Jane Hart, another colleague at the Internet Time Alliance, has examined social media and learning in the context of the workplace and has noted that much of it is informal (Hart 2010). In California, Ray Prock, Jr. Twitter).

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

In 2010, the RCAT market continued its upswing and nothing indicates to me it will be changing anytime soon.  2010 E-Learning 24/7 Awards (No official icon logo handed out to winners, rather just a “WHOO-HOO&# – uh, you can make that sound to yourself.thank you). Market Trends Update 2010. Offer an option for people who do not want to be contacted by your company/sales person, trust me, people like this, and if they like your product they still will buy it. Support for Office 2010. Some acquisitions, some goodbyes, but overall very strong.  31st).


Collaboration: A mantra that makes work play!

ID Reflections

Regular social activities to build trust among team members. “Collaboration is a process through which people who see different aspects of a problem can constructively explore their differences and search for solutions that go beyond their own limited vision of what is possible.” from: [link] The last one month or so has been a “learningful” one for me—experiential as well as conceptual.

On the Road with Internet Time Alliance, December 2010

Jay Cross

Over the course of 18 days in December 2010, I took part in learning events in seven countries. Leaders do not trust employees with social media. Here are some of the things I learned. Brussels, Belgium. Jane Hart and I keynoted “Learning Day” for senior training managers of the European Commission. Ironically, their lesson has been lost. Few saw any value in blogging. Doha, Qatar.

Command-and-Control Leadership vs. People-Centered Leadership

The Peformance Improvement

However, switching to a people-centered approach means relinquishing control to others and trusting that employees will not abuse that responsibility. line item for travel) before they have earned the trust of their employees. leader has to earn   the trust and respect of followers. Command-and-control leadership remains pervasive throughout business, government, and nonprofit organizations. defines command-and-control as: …a style of leadership that uses standards, procedures, and output statistics to regulate the organization. Sloan, Jr. But not so.

eLearning Outsourcing: 5 Keys To Make It Work

Upside Learning

It is important to setup proper communication channels and keep them open to create an environment of confidence & trust between your own team and the vendor’s development team. Some months back I wrote a couple of posts about elearning outsourcing focusing on why to outsource elearning and how to select a vendor. This post focuses on how to make outsourcing work for you. Follow Process.

Engaging Learners with a Social Game: A Case Study

Stoatly Different

The Pony Club have proven a fantastic client for us to work with; forward-thinking, trusting and committed to their mission. Last week we launched one of our latest projects, PonyPrep , on behalf of our clients The Pony Club. Most of our projects are internal or otherwise private, so I take a great pleasure in being able to show this one off! About PonyPrep. The Stats. 150,000+ page views.

Building Trust in the Cloud, One Proven Professional at a Time

Adventures in Corporate Education

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been at a forum or read a blog that talks about all the trust issues with the cloud – no security, lack privacy, doesn’t stand up to regulations , etc. In October of this year a friend of mine – Dr. Jeffrey Voas , a computer scientist at NIST , co-authored a paper called “In Trust we Trust&# in IEEE Computer Magazine.  In the article they made the statement: Trust isn’t a static property and must be evaluated continuously. It’s the same with technology. wayne.

21st Century L&D Skills

Performance Learning Productivity

It got me thinking about a piece I’d written for TrainingZone a few months ago titled “What does your ideal L&D team look like in 2010?”. I’ve posted that article here, with some changes and updates. L&D Capabilities for 2010 and beyond So, how does all this impact what the L&D department of 2010 and beyond looks like? So, what’s changed? Then two things happened.

What is being a curator of digital microcontent? Or, the one with the big stuffed animals at Wal-Mart.

Janet Clarey

The Digital Curation Center began the work of defining the concepts, goals, tasks and research needs associated with a challenging area (“maintaining and adding value to a trusted body of digital information for current and future use.&# ). are not scholarly, “trusted,&# instructional, or scientific but the low-brow in sees a new role for those in e-learning. Lucky you!

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Join the #moodlewish Twitter Stream!


Trust me, Moodlers (or developers) around the world will be following this one with hawk eyes as we Moodle users voice our thoughts, ideas, suggestions and frustrations. Click image to view the visualized #moodlewish story clearly PLEASE WISH UP! Do you feel that Moodle needs improvement in some areas? Or perhaps don't like some of its features? Annoying!), Facebook is new!

Technology in the Classroom – Hindrance or Help?

eLearning Acupuncture

Students need to be mature enough to be trusted with technology, and the right age to do this is perhaps when they’ve moved on to college and are more responsible when it comes to using the Internet. I know the title of this post may seem inappropriate considering the times we live in. Our world would come to a standstill without technology, so why are we even asking the question if it would be more of hindrance than help in a classroom? When it comes to the school classroom, there’s a reason why technology should be restricted.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Must-See PowerPoint Tutorials for Creating Better Training - Mindflash , September 29, 2010 From the New York Times to the US Military , 2010 may go down as the year PowerPoint-hating went mainstream.  2010).

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. Must-See PowerPoint Tutorials for Creating Better Training - Mindflash , September 29, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010.

Game Based Learning 2010 – Recap: Day 1

Upside Learning

However, elections are round the corner so my trust would only go so far. Daniel Glaser talked of the various kinds of projects Wellcome Trust is involved with. Tags: Game Based Learning Augmented and Alternate Reality games Augmented Reality games Game Based Learning 2010 Games for Healthcare GBL Learning Games Medical Simulation The conference itself is growing.

How to Harness Informal Learning

Rob Hubbard

Organisations have to trust their employees, which is not an easy thing to do and, in many cases, change the way that they perceive learning altogether. Picture the scene… an increasingly frustrated Bob is trying to work out where a particular field is on a database. After much poking around, he finally calls across to Sally, his colleague, to ask if she knows where it is.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

It’s a good thing I can trust her. PowerPoint Color Swatch : quickly create custom color themes in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010. The other day this guy asked me how to develop color schemes for his rapid elearning courses. Like a lot of guys, he has some issues with color perception so he wanted an easy way to match colors. have the same challenge. Audio Resources. This is the one I use.

Employer-Employee Loyalty

The Peformance Improvement

The new social contract between employer and employee that Moravec describes is based on trust with a heavy dose of reality. Employer and employee must be able to trust that each is making the best decisions given actual market and financial conditions. To get the most from these workers, an employer must create mutual trust quickly and sustain it until the temporary employee leaves. The social contract between employer and employee has changed dramatically in recent years. Loyalty has been the loser. He writes:  Employee loyalty and retention: It's not what you think!

Top 10 Resources on Instructional Design: Basics and More

Designed for Learning

The Instructional Design Knowledgebase - Retrieved August 03, 2010 from Nada Dabbagh's Homepage, George Mason University, Instructional Technology Program. - An excellent and very comprehensive site that talks all about instructional design and the ISD Process. Trust me, you will keep coming back to this resource. I recently read a blog post by Janet Clarey highlighting the need to go back to the basics. These 'basics' are different for everyone. But like all subjects and bodies of knowledge, there are a few foundational concepts that have been identified and acknowledged as such.

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63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

It’s a good thing I can trust her. Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Thinking about “Gamification&# - the Game Layer - contexts. - e-Clippings (blogoehlert) , November 8, 2010**Please use W-A-S-D keys to move through this post, mouse to look around, space bar to jump and left-click to fire. Why Games Make Great Learning Solutions - Bottom-Line Performance , November 4, 2010Finally – I have time to write a blog post about some of the wonderful stuff I’m immersed in at DevLearn 2010. The New Features in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

Here’s How to Be an E-Learning Superstar in 2010

Rapid eLearning

If you’re in the same boat, here are some tips to help make 2010 a good year for you. So if you want 2010 to be the year you really kicked your elearning skills into gear, here are some tips on how to join the rapid elearning community. I’m going to share them from my perspective in the Articulate user community, but the ideas aren’t limited to any specific tool. Trust me.

Understanding the Tools of the Social Learning Landscape

The Learning Generalist

The main barriers for social media implementations are around Fear, Control and Trust, not cost, technology or anything else you'll imagine. the opposite of an imposed structure is an emergent structure, one that forms over a time based on the interactions of a lot of people" - Andrew McAfee Trust - the question is simple. If you've hired people, why wouldn't you trust them?

Here are 6 Social Learning Platforms you can enable 'On-Demand'

The Learning Generalist

Email is at the center of all collaboration and while this may not seem like the best idea if you trust the purists, email is going to take a huge time to die. A few weeks back you may have read my recap of Jane Hart's webinar on choosing the right social learning platform. Now before you run off to find yourself a social learning platform, let me play party-pooper a bit. Ready?

Here Are More Than 200 Free Rapid E-Learning Tutorials

Rapid eLearning

Trust me, there are more people getting started looking for simple tips than there are experts looking for advanced help. A few weeks ago I offered some advice on how to become an elearning pro without spending a dime. The essence of that post is: You have access to a lot of free tips and tricks. Practice doing what you learn. Apply some of the tips and tricks to your projects. Use

My 8 learning predictions for 2010

Ignatia Webs

In follow-up of the predictions I made in 2009 , I take a go at predicting the learning evolutions for 2010 (oh, how I wish I had an oracle to advise me). Overall I feel that learning research in 2010 will favor pedagogy over technology as the prime focus, and ubiquitous learning will be the central goal. For 2010 I think the cognitive will be increasingly in the picture.

3 Training Myths You Need to Bust


Maybe training was the wrong approach?  Or maybe, you’re trying to address surface problems without addressing underlying ones first?  By re-examining the needs and goals and applying metrics that dig deeper than course completions you can start to bust this myth and build understanding, mutual respect, and trust with your training audience. Perpetuating certain myths about training can be an easy way to side-step larger problems. For example, when training fails to take root with the audience, we fall back on the myth of the “bad trainee.” What’s the real problem? What do they use?