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Virtual College Tour at Air Force Academy

Kapp Notes

Here is a great 3D tour created in a virtual world of the Air Force Academy. really like the mini games. 3D worlds virtual immersive environment

Rethinking the Article as the Basic Unit of Journalism

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

A spate of recent blog posts have, independently it seems, questioned the traditional preeminence of the article as the basic unit of journalism. The first of these, chronologically, is a liveblogged review by Adam Tinworth of a News:Rewired conference session on liveblogging. In it, Tinworth summarizes a point made by presenter Matt Wells of the Guardian : “Matt thinks that liveblogs are one of the best ways of covering stories that don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. The inverse pyramid story may be the single biggest reason that journalists are mistrusted.

Learning In The Future – Exploring Five Themes

Upside Learning

It’s been a trying time of the year; erratic schedules, vacations and finding time to introspect has meant I’ve not blogged over the last month or so. As I get back on track, it’s time to start blogging in earnest again. We’ve gone from attending eLearning conferences to mLearning conferences; it’s just around the corner from mLearnCon 2011. As mobile computing becomes mainstream, it is worth thinking about the nature of learning in the future. As technology permeates our daily lives and goes on to become an essential part of it, the impact promises to be far-reaching. Only time will tell.

Understanding how the new Quizzes work in Adobe Captivate 5.5 [VIDEO]

mLearning Revolution

I hope you are enjoying learning more about our new Adobe Captivate 5.5 and Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 releases , and also that you have had a chance to download the trials and take the new features for a spin. One thing I’m really excited about is our new Quizzes in Adobe Captivate 5.5 and in general how question slides are presented to the Learner. software, you can find the rules HERE.

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.

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The Pains & Gains of Higher Education: Is College worth It?

Mindflash

For most high schoolers today, college is the obvious next step. But a recent Pew study gives us pause: is college really worth it? While no two circumstances are exactly the same, and the answers are largely subjective, we can still draw conclusion based upon survey results and statistical figures that reveal the monetary gains of attending college. Click image to enlarge). Online Training

Connecting with Communities of Practice

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet This month, The Learning Circuits blog asks how do we break down organizational walls when it comes to learning? One way to look at this problem is to see what kind of work needs to get done in the organization. Complex work requires strong ties and high levels of trust to enable work teams to function. This often has to be done behind the firewall to protect competitive secrets.

Writing & Grammar: Department of Redundancy Department

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby. How many redundancies can you spot in the paragraph below?      You walk up to an ATM machine and enter your PIN number. While you are there, you print out a hard copy of your statement so you can check on the past history of your account. The reason you need a printout is because your total balance seems too high, and you want to make absolutely certain your rent check has cleared.   Some of the redundancies may be obvious, but others have become such habitual usage that it sounds funny to us to eliminate them. Writing & Grammar

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Adding Tension to eLearning Stories to Engage Learners

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis Using eLearning stories with varied elements of tension is an effective way of helping learners focus their attention on learning what they need to learn. Events that stimulate certain tension levels are more likely to imprint in the minds of learners, thus helping them learn the subject and retain what they have learned. What situations often call immediate reaction?

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New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

Being Savvy About SAVI (and Accelerated Learning)

Social Learning

A couple of months ago I posted a blog about Accelerated Learning, and my experiences with it, before I even knew such a thing as Accelerated Learning existed. I had participated in a program on Accelerated Learning, or Whole Brain Learning, at the Minnesota Chapter of the International Society of Performance Improvement (MNISPI). The Anderson people talked mostly about collaborative learning.

3 Ways Managers Can Teach Without Telling

Mindflash

In today’s service economy, organizations need employees to constantly learn, share information, coach each other and think on their feet. The more employees know (and how to use what they know), the better they can respond and perform in a changing workplace. Helping them learn is a strategic management responsibility. Here is a great line I hear a lot from many educators: “Telling isn’t teaching.”

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Let’s stop discriminating against mothers

Jay Cross

MoveOn founder Joan Blades is incensed that mothers take the shaft in the workplace. More info at MomsRising and The Custom-Fit Workplace. Just Jay

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Updated Classic: Peter Block's Flawless Consulting by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Success in business is the result of paying attention to and understanding the emotional and personal dimensions of our workplaces. This goes doubly for consulting, whether as an internal agent of change or an external advisor. Peter Block shows you how to get there. Design Strategies Getting Started Management Strategies Professional Development Project Management

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

mLearnCon Speaker Prep: Insights on Presenting from Nancy Duarte

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

You might be getting yourself ready for mLearnCon this week. For some of you that means getting presentations ready. For others, preparation means picking out sessions to attend. would argue that BOTH of you should take a look at this interview on presenting. Just because you aren't presenting THIS year doesn't mean you won't be presenting at some point in your career. Tell a great story!

The Circle of Life

eContent

My oldest son, Carl, is working as an outfitter / guide in the BWCA (Boundary Waters Canoe Area). This wilderness area adjoins the Canadian border, and can only be reached by canoe (no roads).    Like his father, Carl blogs. He just posted about a canoe trip he took with another guide. Little did Carl know that his Dad and Mom took the almost identical trip 26 years ago.

Training at its Basic is a Positive Impact Caused by Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

The WSJ recently ran an informative article, Lessons Learned that discusses the importance of the need to create a workplace environment that actively encourages people to change. This is actually a myth as some studies suggest the transfer rate is actually around 60% as the the study the WSJ used is based on extremely faulty research (see Myth - 10% of Training Transfers to the Job ). it depends.

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Webvisions 2011 – Technology Snapshots of the Future

Electronic Papyrus

I recently attended the Webvisions conference in Portland, Oregon. Blaise Aguera y Arcas and Douglas Rushkoff were a few of the well-known speakers. Many of the sessions were led by developers who were working with cutting-edge web technologies. Some of the main themes I heard at the conference were as follows: HTML5, CS3, and JQuery. Dave McFarland from PSU framed this discussion well.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

The Dixie Chicks are Reuniting at the Dell Storage Forum

Adventures in Corporate Education

One of my big passions is building community. If you know me, or have read this blog for any length of time, you know I tend to wax poetic at times about the size and the importance of the storage community. When I came to Dell, I didn’t leave that storage community. One of the people I really missed working with was Christina Weil. She was an Commercial AE from New Orleans.

Mobile Learning and Educational Publishing

Learning Unbound

Though widespread adoption is still more vision than reality, various mobile learning initiatives are cropping up throughout the education landscape with the promise of rapid growth and deployment over the next 2 to 3 years. The emergence of mobile learning adds to the list of trends that have spelled dramatic upheaval for educational publishers. read more

Talent Development Reporting Principles Part 3: The Three Reports

OpenSesame

Last week I introduced the three statements recommended as part of the evolving standards for L&D called Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRP). Those three statements are business outcomes, effectiveness, and efficiency. This week I want to discuss the three recommended reports which are the L&D Summary Report, L&D Program Report, and L&D Operations Report.

Pushing the Acceleration Pedal on Business Results: Have you had an alignment recently.you know, between your business and leadership development strategies?

Learning on the Leading Edge

In the wake of a worldwide financial meltdown and subsequent reductions to leadership ranks in many organizations across the globe, companies’ top leaders are more concerned than ever about keeping and growing their remaining best talent. Regardless of the economic condition, it is critical to be as strategic about your leadership talent pipeline as you are about your business model, your revenues, your customers, and your competitive position. 4-Step Roadmap to an Effective Leadership Development Strategy. Align leadership development to company values and business goals.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

June #SANchat is Wednesday (6/8). Topic – Data Center Bridging

Adventures in Corporate Education

This month’s #SANchat will be brought to you live from the Dell Storage Forum! Join us Wednesday, June 8th at 2:00 EDT. The topic will be Data Center Bridging (DCB). I’ll be moderating this time, as Liem will be tied up doing performing other Dell Storage Forum duties (but hopefully he’ll be able to sneak away to join us for a little while). I’ll be joined by Dell Storage gurus Tony Ansley (aka @EQL_Tony ) and Jerry Daughtery. We’re planning on talking about DCB standards, the impact of FCoE on DCB architectures, and considerations for deployment.

Pushing the Acceleration Pedal on Business Results: Have you had an alignment recently.you know, between your business and leadership development strategies?

Learning on the Leading Edge

In the wake of a worldwide financial meltdown and subsequent reductions to leadership ranks in many organizations across the globe, companies’ top leaders are more concerned than ever about keeping and growing their remaining best talent. Regardless of the economic condition, it is critical to be as strategic about your leadership talent pipeline as you are about your business model, your revenues, your customers, and your competitive position. 4-Step Roadmap to an Effective Leadership Development Strategy. Align leadership development to company values and business goals.

Twitter Digest for 2011-06-02

Jane Hart

Tweet. “increased employee engagement improves business performance, but the inverse is not true.&# [link] #. The Four Stages of Teaching Yourself to Cook (and How Cooking Can Change Your Life) [link] <cd be The 4 Stages of Learning #. Virtual Worlds: Immersive Training, Collaboration and Meetings fm WebWorker Daily [link] #. How Twitter Works as a Q&A App [INFOGRAPHIC] [link] via @ mashable #. Check out my @ twttimes newspaper: [link] #. Twitter Week is 11-17 July on # shareandlearn – daily focused discussions and sharing abt use of Twitter for learning [link] #. link] #.

Pushing the Acceleration Pedal on Business Results.

Learning on the Leading Edge

Have you had an alignment recently? You know, between your business and leadership development strategies? In the wake of a worldwide financial meltdown and subsequent reductions to leadership ranks in many organizations across the globe, companies’ top leaders are more concerned than ever about keeping and growing their remaining best talent. Regardless of the economic condition, it is critical to be as strategic about your leadership talent pipeline as you are about your business model, your revenues, your customers, and your competitive position. Until next time&hellip

Training Consumed in 60 Seconds: Microlearning Is Made For Today's Growing Teams

Microlearning is a way to solve the problems facing educators and trainers of today. Learn how to create effective training programs through Microlearning with Grovo.

aLearning Announces Affiliation

aLearning

We’re pleased to announce our new affiliation with Tagoras, respected association-focused consulting and research firm. We’ve supported their efforts for some time — as you’ve seen from our glowing reports of their research. We hope you’ll investigate their offerings if you haven’t already, and will continue to watch the aLearning Blog for future notices of their releases. aLearning Strategies eLearning Resources Financing eLearning Justifying aLearning LMS product comparison reports research resources Tagoras

Pushing the Acceleration Pedal on Business Results -- Have You Had an Alignment Recently?

Learning on the Leading Edge

you know, between your business and leadership development strategies? In the wake of a worldwide financial meltdown and subsequent reductions to leadership ranks in many organizations across the globe, companies’ top leaders are more concerned than ever about keeping and growing their remaining best talent. Regardless of the economic condition, it is critical to be as strategic about your leadership talent pipeline as you are about your business model, your revenues, your customers, and your competitive position. 4-Step Roadmap to an Effective Leadership Development Strategy.

#lrnchat coup d’état

Jay Cross

#lrnchat is a weekly gathering of learning and development professionals on Twitter. This evening, our hosts did not show up. After fidgeting a while, the lrnchatters took matters into their own hands and began posting. Our topic was innovation in learning, and the responses were nothing if not innovative. Here’s a partial transcript, although it’s first-in, last-out, so you’ll have to read it backwards if you’re interested in the flow of the conversation. Leaderless discussion… BrownSugaBabe08. JoanVinallCox. : RT. Father asks what WTF means. lrnchat #fb. 1m ago.