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A Conversation with Louise Pasterfield, Managing Director/CEO of Sponge UK

Kapp Notes

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.

The Race between Learning and Technology

Your Training Edge

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.

New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

Your Training Edge

As more institutions have experimented with them, and more research has been done about how to improve online learning, new pedagogical approaches and technologies have come on the scene. This post examines a few of the innovative new technologies that are helping MOOCs evolve into powerful active, collaborative, and immersive learning experiences. And the critics were right.

The Future Role of Learning & Development


The summit is THE event for Education Technology companies, practitioners, and investors. This year 3500 people from all over the world converged in lovely San Diego to discuss (and envision) the next major transformational innovations in EdTech. I’ve just returned from the ASU GSV Summit this week in San Diego, CA. It was a fascinating discussion covering a wide range of topics around the future of corporate learning and skills development. At the broadest level, there seems to be a bifurcation in the types of learning employees are engaging in today.

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Mobile Learning and Certification in your LMS

Web Courseworks

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 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

Technology-Enabled Learning: What Will 2015 Bring?

Your Training Edge

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.

What Digital eLearning Trends will Emerge at the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase 2014?

Web Courseworks

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.

Interview with Misha McPherson, Director of Worldwide Sales Enablement, Marketing Software company


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?

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development


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?

Develop an Innovative Culture for Gen Y

CLO Magazine

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.

Learning Conversation with Liz Griffin, Director, Global People Team, Ernst & Young – Part 2

Learning Cafe

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.

10 hot topic talks at Learning Technologies 2016

Sponge UK

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!

Best Practices for Blended Learning Design

Web Courseworks

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].

Development Drives Innovation and Revenue

CLO Magazine

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.

Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

Web Courseworks

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

Thursday, June 28, 2007 Emerging Technologies in e-Learning I sat in on a lunchtime WebEx presentation with Gary Woodill -- Director, Research and Analysis, Brandon Hall Research. The topic: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning. Gary has worked on three "Emerging e-Learning" reports Emerging E-Learning Technologies: Have looked at 52 emerging technologies. Now were into web 2.0 -- new technologies that werent there 10 years ago. Incremental vs. Disruptive Innovation. Disruptive technologies radically change how we do things. 1980s CD ROMS.

Learning Technology: Where’s the Money Going?

CLO Magazine

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

The Certificate is Obsolete

Web Courseworks

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.

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10 Opportunities for Learning Leaders to Drive Change in the Industry


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.

How to MOOC: Technology-Enabled Learning Tools, Part 1

Your Training Edge

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.

How MOOCs Address the Needs of Today’s Corporate Learners

Your Training Edge

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

Peer Learning and MOOCs: Using Technology to Maximize Employee Learning

Your Training Edge

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.

Innovate, integrate and inspire at Big Sponge Hangout

Sponge UK

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

2016 Learning In Practice Award Finalists Announced

CLO Magazine

Blaire Bhojwani, Director, Learning Technologies, Hilton. Jessica Melo, Director of Sales Training, Paycom. Lori West-Worland, Director, Global Education Services, Interactive Intelligence. THE INNOVATION AWARD. Chris Bartlett, Director of Learning Resources, FMC Technologies. Thomas Brady, Director, Department of Defense. Ericsson, Inc.

360-degree interactive video for learning explored at DevLearn

Sponge UK

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.

Whither higher education? To the opera!

Allison Rossett

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

Web Courseworks

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.

Open Innovation

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet The most interesting presentation at last week’s ACCTCanada Directors Forum was, in my opinion, on open innovation by Angus Livingstone , UILO at UBC. He explained that the main shift over the next five years will be from closed to open innovation , in parallel with shifts from outputs to impacts and from transactions to relationships. Licenses. Spin-offs.

Technology Enabled Learning: Complimentary Training Patterns

Your Training Edge

Ensure consistency in every single detail, from overall design patterns, colors, templates, spaces, texts and images to videos, themes, and intended objectives of a training program. [1] [link]. [2] [3] [link]. [4] E-education Applications: Human Factors and Innovative Approaches  edited by Claude Ghaoui. Incorporating the visuals appeal. books?id=GaUGjcpjo7AC&pg=PA47&lpg=PA47&dq=Complementary+Training+Patterns+in+e-learning&source=bl&ots=nt_cdU_cub&sig=lvb_c7tanBJrQbFpx05t24fg8QU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAmoVChMIoLzaiOfbyAIVhUoUCh2dJQri#v=onepage&q=Complementary%20Training%20Patterns%20in%20e-learning&f=false.

The Coming Technology Training Gap

Your Training Edge

Technology is everywhere; taking the training and development industry to another level. Outside the United Sates, the technology training gap is also a problem. million technology people through 2016, or a gap of around 27 percent as a proportion of overall demand, as stated by the IDC. However, what if the solution to this technology training gap was the technology itself?

It's complicated

Learning with e's

While I was there I did several presentations and workshops, and also recorded an interview 'on the sofa' with Director of Learning Facilities, Associate Professor Mike Sankey. We concluded by discussing the merits of personalised learning environments and how to promote change and innovation in traditional education contexts. It's not easy integrating technology into education.

Role Models in Educational Technology on Ada Lovelace Day

Janet Clarey

Suw Charman-Anderson is the catalyst behind Ada Lovelace Day , “an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology.”. think our little corner of the blogosphere – the edusphere – has a fair amount of women who understand that “learning technology” encompasses a much broader definition of both learning and technology. I’ve blogged about women edubloggers a total of six times (list below) each time finding new and interesting voices to follow and learn from. Allison Rossett , Professor of Educational Technology, San Diego State University.

Preliminary Research Validates MindMeld SME Collaboration Model

Web Courseworks

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 Works cited: 1. Klein.

Inspiring a love of learning with multi-device games & video at Learning Technologies 2016

Sponge UK

The role multi-device elearning games and video can play in inspiring a love of learning will be explored at Learning Technologies 2016 by award-winning learning organisation, Sponge UK. Sponge’s Managing Director, Louise Pasterfield will be hosting a seminar on enriching elearning by combining the latest technologies for effective results at the event from February 3-4 at Olympia, London.

5 Corporate Training Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Your Training Edge

Last week, we looked at seven predictions for how technology will affect training and development in 2015. This week, we’ll look more broadly at a handful of corporate training trends—still mostly technology driven—that organizations can no longer afford to ignore. Bryant Nielson – Managing Director of CapitalWave Inc.– Business-centric learning. Video-based learning.

6 Steps to Printing Money at Your Association with eLearning

Association eLearning

In this Webinar, Tom Morrison, CEO at the Metal Treating Institute (MTI) and Jack McGrath, President and Creative Director at Digitec Interactive come together to share the secret to “printing money” at your association with eLearning. It’s no secret that associations want higher member retention, increased non-dues revenue, and a unique value-add members can’t get anywhere else. Tweet This!

Hangout connects global learning community

Sponge UK

News: A four-day online event on how to use learning technologies to innovate, integrate and inspire in the workplace has brought together over 250 delegates and 25 learning experts. Louise Pasterfield, Managing Director, Sponge UK said: “The Big Sponge Hangout covered a lot of ground in just four days!