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The Benefits of Online Learning

Mindflash

E-Learning Solutions Allow Workers to Access Training Materials from Anywhere, at Any Time. Online learning , or e-learning , offers a number of advantages for people and companies looking to develop a new content program or curricula — none bigger than the ability to offer that training anywhere, anytime. But those are just some of the benefits of online learning. Articles Channels E-learning

Resources: How to Design and Facilitate a Virtual Classroom (webinar)

e-Learning Academy

Looking for cost effective and agile ways to train staff? Then virtual classroom (VC) may be the answer you are looking for (other terms for VC include webinar and web conferencing). At first, virtual classroom can seem a little daunting to design and facilitate. virtual classroom train-the-trainer workshop is a great way to build [.]. Design E-Learning tutorial Video Virtual classroom

Is the cloud hastening the demise of the LMS?

Xyleme

LEARNING REACHES TO THE CLOUD. The IMS Global Learning Consortium has announced the release latest version of the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability Specification – Version 1.1. This specification provides a way for courses running in IMS-conformant Learning Management systems to securely access remote content, tools and services, and receive back user’s results. This is a big change, and a welcome one. At long last, we have entered a new phase in learning technologies that is driven by cloud content and services. Perhaps the unintended consequence of the IMS LTI 1.1 Cloud learning

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LMS Stories – Fantasy or Reality?

eLearning 24-7

I love a good story. story that has solid characters, a nice foundation, possible scenarios – that may be true, but who really knows, in other words, a fantasy. Thankfully scenarios such as the end of the world, isn’t upon us. Dragons and knights aren’t heading down the e-learning path. Beowulf Beowulf is not lurking behind the corner. Dracula isn’t hanging out at your favorite restaurant. Or are they? Utopia. Everyone loves my system. Our retention rates are 95%, heck even 100%. Think about it. Top Five Reasons. – Nonsense. It can be done, but it’s not free.

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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Terrors of Taxonomy

Living in Learning

I wish I had a nickel for every time I read a post on one of my networking groups where someone asks what features they should be sure to get on their LMS. Having been down that path multiple times, I can say the chances of finding one with the “best features” are really good, because most LMSs I’ve seen have all of them. My point being this – the LMS is the commodity – the world does not rotate around the LMS – the application in which the LMS is going to be implemented is where the variability that matters is manifested.

In Retail, a Compelling Case for More Employee Training

Mindflash

Retail companies have typically responded to the economic recession by cutting staffing and training departments in order to keep prices low. But in an interesting new piece in the  New Yorker , James Surowiecki argues that having more and better-trained workers is a smarter strategy for retailers. The piece has ignited a flurry of debate and commentary online.

Working Smarter, March 2012

Jay Cross

March 1, 2012 to March 30, 2012. Working Smarter  draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Here’s how. 70:20:10 Tech -  Clark Quinn , March 6, 2012.

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What is the Impact of Culture on Learning?

Bottom-Line Performance

We have been working on a few projects lately that need to work for students across the globe, and it begs the question:  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.” ” There is more and more data out there actually arguing AGAINST catering to learning styles. They just want facts.

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Learning Professionals and Their Roles as Curators

ATD Learning Technologies

Over the past two weeks, we've looked at Filtering: A Challenge and Responsibility for Learning Professionals , and Curation: A Core Competency for Learning Professionals. In this closing post in my Learning Circuits series, I want to dig into curation in greater detail, describing what role technology plays in the curation workflow, and what it looks like for learning. Click here to read full version