A Conversation with Louise Pasterfield, Managing Director/CEO of Sponge UK
NOVEMBER 23, 2015
Using innovative approaches and advanced technologies, we’re helping organizations make a difference in the areas that matter most to them, such as skills development, leadership, induction, compliance and sales. Pasterfield: I think there are similarities in terms of technology, design thinking and the corporate challenges we are trying to address. Here are some examples.
Excellence in Technology Innovation
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
The executive leadership team started by training a select group of 250 VPs and directors but wanted to cascade the same type of learning across all levels. Cochlear, a global company that produces hearing-implant technology, needed to strengthen its leadership team. LEAP was designed to develop a more agile, collaborative and innovative skill set in leaders. Andie Burjek. .
The Innovation Award
DECEMBER 5, 2016
For learning executives who have marshaled resources and applied innovative practices, processes. and/or technologies in a new and groundbreaking way to address a significant business or organizational opportunity. Sometimes all it takes to spark transformational innovation is a single person’s idea. Thomas Brady, Director, U.S. Learning in Practice Awards 2016.
The Race between Learning and Technology
Your Training Edge
APRIL 5, 2016
Well, this post is going to be quite significant since it discusses an ever popular buzz comparing the learning with technology. Well, to be honest, I would first be starting with technology as a compliment for learning, since being a trainer I witnessed a number of technologies since last decades that just transformed the training and development industry. All Rights Reserved.
So, We Talked to a Vendor About Learning Technology…
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Technology is absolutely everywhere, and like it or not, a great deal of the innovations that have evolved in the past few years are quite useful — for everyone. Of course, Tena Lyons, vice president for product marketing at SumTotal, works for a learning technology company, so she’d obviously have some pros to offer. How important is technology for today’s learning leaders?
Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List
DECEMBER 28, 2016
When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? But as an independent analyst, I spend my days investigating which companies excel at driving learning technology forward. Instead, they want to add value by helping you stay ahead of the technology curve. must-read for learning technology decision makers. Here’s proof!
Does Your Company Enable Innovation?
OCTOBER 2, 2013
Innovation is a key growth driver in today’s marketplace, but building innovation skills has become an issue for the learning community. It’s not enough to train and nurture these skills at the employee level; companies must build the code for innovation at the organizational level as well. Two ideas shed light on how companies can build innovation capabilities among their employees. First, there are five key skills of disruptive innovators: associating, questioning, observing, networking and experimenting. Questioning. I’m too busy.
2016 eLearning Hype Curve Follow Up
AUGUST 29, 2016
Innovation Trigger. Mayo Clinic is one of the leaders in medical technology and advancement. Recent innovation in performance improvement—moving performance improvement beyond remediation to a continuous professional development model—has been concentrated in the medical education space. Last December, we placed some of eLearning’s most interesting trends on the hype curve.
Learning Conversation with Liz Griffin, Director, Global People Team, Ernst & Young – Part 2
OCTOBER 21, 2011
The other opportunity is how we are using different types of technology to deliver knowledge and keeping people up to date. Being able to adapt and grow through innovates and collaboration is the key to survival and success stories. What is key is how you develop inclusive leadership using the diversity of your team to come up with innovative solutions. So it’s about how you also use your teams to be able to leverage the skills, knowledge and experiences to drive innovation. Liz: I think, people have welcomed the latest use of technology (e.g. Part 1 is here.
Social Technology, Community Management and Organizational Development
JULY 5, 2015
The diagram below by Dion Hinchcliffe is a succinct illustration of how digital technology has been and will continue to play a key role in bringing about this change. The diagram traces the evolution of different social technology and their potential to enforce and enable a deep change in how organizations function and their structure. And this happened around 2000. Scary?
Interview with Misha McPherson, Director of Worldwide Sales Enablement, Marketing Software company
APRIL 7, 2014
Misha McPherson is director of worldwide sales enablement with a San Francisco-based provider of cloud-based digital marketing software. Prior to this, McPherson was director of global learning and development at Yammer, and also held senior sales training management positions at Monster and Yahoo! Mindflash: How does your company fit into the space of marketing technology?
What Digital eLearning Trends will Emerge at the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase 2014?
JULY 16, 2014
If you are an eLearning manager seeking a great opportunity to network with industry professionals, discuss the latest eLearning trends and best practices, and learn new approaches and techniques from experts, I strongly encourage you to make plans to attend the 2014 Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase. with Interactive eLearning Elements | David Charney, Owner, and Matthew Cummins, Director, Business Development, Illumen Group. Reduce Development Time & Costs with Interactive Wireframes | Ingrid Hubbard Reidy, Director, ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company.
Mobile Learning and Certification in your LMS
JULY 7, 2016
We had a chance to speak with Lisa Cohen, Director of Education and Professional Development of AANA, who speaks on how their members are currently using AANALearn.com and the importance of selecting CourseStage Health as its new LMS. Smartphones and tablets are in the homes and offices of most people. According to eLearning Industry , from 2014-2015 2.6
10 hot topic talks at Learning Technologies 2016
JANUARY 26, 2016
Learning Technologies 2016 is just around the corner, and Europe’s leading L&D exhibition and conference is bigger than ever. Donald Taylor contrasted the old way of thinking about mobile learning with the modern approach made possible with advances in technology. Brush up on mobile learning with our multi-device picks for Learning Technologies 2016: Talk 1: Love to learn!
Develop an Innovative Culture for Gen Y
APRIL 5, 2013
Without it you can stifle productivity and innovation.” He said he couldn’t recruit young Americans to the high-tech positions he needed and didn’t believe in outsourcing innovation. ” Leaders at Qualcomm, a mobile, computing and connectivity technologies company, have their minds on their youngest employees. When teaching, that something grew bigger.
Excellence in Technology Innovation
DECEMBER 5, 2016
Recognizes vendors that have rolled out an innovative learning technology for a client such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, apps, video, social collaboration toolsor games and simulations. The executive leadership team started by training a select group of 250 VPs and directors but wanted to cascade the same type of learning across all levels. Andie Burjek. .
At the Center on Innovations in Learning
JUNE 9, 2015
Temple University home of the Center on Innovations in Learning. Today I have the pleasure of speaking at an event called “Conversations with Innovators.” She is the director of innovation and technology at the Center on Innovations in Learning. Temple University home of the Center on Innovations in Learning. Out and About
Thoughtful Blockchain Regulation without Stifling Innovation
Your Training Edge
JANUARY 18, 2017
In this post I would be discussing the hot debate going on regarding blockchain regulations and the way it can be balanced with innovation. Blockchain technology, as we have discussed quite a lot of times before, is a distributed ledger that underlies crypto-currencies, and has become a vital factor for financial industry as virtual currencies like bitcoin are becoming increasingly popular.
How technology is impacting Learning & Development teams
Your Training Edge
OCTOBER 3, 2016
Being the researcher and provider of corporate training and specialized learning solutions to enterprises, yourtrainingedge.com  is always keen to analyze the latest technological innovations rising in the industry and the way these are impacting the learning and development teams. Bryant Nielson – Managing Director of CapitalWave Inc.– MOOCs. Video learning. Going Mobile.
The Certificate is Obsolete
APRIL 6, 2016
This month’s thought leader is none other than Andy Hicken, Director of Product Development at Web Courseworks and frequent contributor to this blog. In his talk, Andy will discuss how new technologies such as digital badging and Experience API could be used to shift the burden and ultimately make professional certification and recertification easier for everyone involved.
10 Opportunities for Learning Leaders to Drive Change in the Industry
JUNE 15, 2016
Innovation in leadership development, employee development, and education is the lifeblood of staying current and competitive in today’s corporate landscape, and it’s up to learning leaders like you to drive that change. Most L&D professionals are already well aware of the trending topics in training and eLearning, but it’s the true learning leaders that will take the industry to the next level through thought leadership and adapt to new techniques and technologies. But in other ways, it’s not changing fast enough. Thinking Beyond the Learning Environment.
Best Practices for Blended Learning Design
AUGUST 28, 2015
Aphra Mednick, Program Director, UW–Madison Professional Life Coach Certificate Program. Association educational leaders who are responsible for developing adult learning programs often struggle with defining what makes for a quality educational program, especially one that relies heavily on technology. Aggressive Use of Different Learning Modalities and Technologies. 7. link].
Digital Badges for Educational Achievement
DECEMBER 12, 2014
If you’re an association education or technology director, you might be intrigued by the possibility of bringing badges to your members. The good news is that the technological barrier is much lower than it used to be, although a certain amount of savvy is still required. With the right technology, you can make your idea for a badging program for your association a reality.
360-degree interactive video for learning explored at DevLearn
AUGUST 15, 2016
NEWS: Using 360-degree interactive video to enhance workplace learning will be explored at a special session at DevLearn, North America’s leading learning technologies event. Sponge UK’s Head of Learning Innovation, Kate Nicholls, is hosting the workshop. During the session, Kate will explain how layering different technologies, including gamification can create a SCORM-compliant learning experience. Ideas for overcoming the challenges associated with this new technology. The session is relevant for learning directors, managers, designers and developers.
Learning Technology: Where’s the Money Going?
DECEMBER 29, 2012
A new survey sheds some light on where learning leaders will invest in learning technology in 2013. Technology is still the hot topic in corporate learning conversations, but how are organizations putting their money where their mouth is? A new survey by learning services provider Impact Instruction Group found that e-learning is still the top learning technology investment heading into 2013, with 86 percent reporting that they are investing heavily in the strategy. “ On many levels, it’s a proven commodity.” He can be reached at fkalman@CLOmedia.com
How to MOOC: Technology-Enabled Learning Tools, Part 1
Your Training Edge
JUNE 7, 2013
The recent explosion of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in higher education has brought with it a whole new set of technology-enabled learning tools. The main drivers and implications of this change are huge improvements and innovations in learning technologies. Over the course of two articles, we will examine the main “MOOC tools” – online technologies that have made it possible to deliver highly engaging training programs to any number of employees, anywhere, at any time. Bryant Nielson – Managing Director of CapitalWave Inc.– LMSs are not new. Videos.
Peer Learning and MOOCs: Using Technology to Maximize Employee Learning
Your Training Edge
DECEMBER 16, 2013
Peer learning allows organizations to draw on a larger knowledge base and can lead to new, innovative approaches to problem-solving. We have previously explored the technology-enabled learning tools that facilitate social interaction in MOOCs. Bryant Nielson – Managing Director of CapitalWave Inc.– Probably closer to 80%. Do you know what they are learning? Gamification.
Technology-Enabled Learning: What Will 2015 Bring?
Your Training Edge
JANUARY 7, 2015
So, what will 2015 look like for corporate training and technology-enabled learning? This is going to be a big year for technology-enabled learning. Here are my seven predictions for workforce education and learning technologies in 2015. New technologies will emerge that will significantly boost the effectiveness of online learning. Training will become more networked.
How MOOCs Address the Needs of Today’s Corporate Learners
Your Training Edge
AUGUST 28, 2014
With the pace of technological change, the half-life of skills is getting shorter. Innovation training. Innovation is the key to success in today’s competitive business landscape. Innovation expert Anthony Ferrier recommends training employees at all levels how to be innovative , not just to manage innovation. Are they getting the training they need? On Sh!ft’s
Innovate, integrate and inspire at Big Sponge Hangout
JUNE 21, 2016
NEWS: Some of the biggest names in L&D are joining a new event this summer looking at how to use learning technologies to innovate, integrate and inspire in the workplace. Speakers include David Kelly, Senior Vice President and Executive Director at the Elearning Guild, Donald H. News Big Sponge Hangout elearning event learning technologies online
Development Drives Innovation and Revenue
FEBRUARY 2, 2013
To facilitate easy adoption of new technologies and offer the necessary knowledge to help customers get the most out of equipment in their stores, Hillphoenix is now accelerating training, providing shorter modules on-demand. As one of the largest providers of commercial refrigeration in North America, Hillphoenix leaders find it important to be on the front lines of new product innovation.
Whither higher education? To the opera!
MAY 3, 2014
As that judgement sunk in, I considered how technology-delivered opera, something that struck me as very good, is itself an assault on something that is also very good– live, local opera. Opera in a movie theater has much to offer: Technology delivers access to superb talent. Technology delivers access to a superb experience. Technology offers surprise and tension.
Talking Performance Improvement and Certificates with MedBiquitous
AUGUST 1, 2016
MedBiq is a group of innovators who create standards for, and generally push the boundaries of, medical education technology. Major medical organizations are already zapping certificate information directly from providers to certification organizations using this technology that supports this standard. performance improvement) activities. link]. link]. link]. Register here.
Preliminary Research Validates MindMeld SME Collaboration Model
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
She is also the Director of Distance Education and Learning Technologies. A few days ago, I was delighted to learn that my model for micro-collaboration has been applied and evaluated by researchers at Texas A&M University. ” In Handbook of Research on Educational Communication and Technology , edited by J. Learn more at www.mindmeldbook.com. Works cited: 1. Klein.