Fri.Mar 30, 2012

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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

Is the cloud hastening the demise of the LMS?

Dawn of Learning

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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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

Sharing beyond the classroom and cubicle

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week. Brain Rule #2 : “ There is no greater anti-brain environment than the classroom and cubicle. John Medina” via @chriscognito. “ When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.  ~ Peter F. Drucker” via @montberte. – via @TimKastelle. Friday's Finds

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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.

Questions I Ask Myself

Designed for Learning

As I understand, like many others, life is not about knowing the answers - it is all about asking the right questions. I wrote a post on Asking the right questions in 2009. I am still learning how to ask the 'right' questions. And everyday, my questions get better. Here are some of the questions I am asking myself these days: What do I need less of? What keeps me motivated? What do I want to

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.

Training Stats Don’t Mean SQUAT Without This

LearnDash

Measuring training effectiveness is a necessary component of any training implementation, but there is one things that absolutely cannot be forgotten if you plan on reporting metrics on your training initiative. Surprisingly, this step is often skipped on many training programs. ADD[T]IE model at its finest). So how do you capture baseline statistics? Create a survey and send it to the end users.

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.

Enspire at the CLO Symposium

Enspire Learning

CLO Symposium 2012 is nearly here and we cannot wait for this exciting event. If you’re attending the conference, be sure to check out “Southwest Airlines: Developing Legendary Leaders, Southwest Style” led by Bjorn Billhardt and Bonnie Endicott, Senior Manager People Development at Southwest Airlines. Southwest Airlines has a highly engaged workforce known for its sense of humor and teamwork. Its culture is fueled by significant investments in leadership development. Leveraging experiential business simulations to provide practice and insights. Blog Thoughts on Learning

How Training Can Help Restore Credibility to the Mortgage Industry

Mindflash

Note: Bill Cushard will be the special guest of a Twitter chat on Friday, March 30 at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) in which he’ll discuss this article, plus other answer other training questions. To participate, just include #trainchat in your question, and follow the action. The session will run for roughly 30 minutes. See you there! How can these industries restore that credibility?

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

Step 6: Decide how best to support experiential learning

Onlignment

Over the past year we have been publishing extracts from The New Learning Architect. We continue with the seventh part of chapter 11: You don’t have to make a conscious decision to support experiential learning, as it will happen naturally as a matter of course. Having said that, there is much you can do encourage this form of learning through targeted interventions. Top-down approaches such as benchmarking, job rotation, job enrichment, project reviews, performance appraisals, action learning, continuous improvement will all serve to promote and encourage experiential learning.

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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A Snapshot of the Employee Engagement Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

Employee engagement is becoming well-known and well-used in HR circles. tangible metric that speaks to the satisfaction, excitement, loyalty and commitment of the workforce, it is often used as a critical indicator of organizational culture, a warning indicator for turnover, and an outcome metric for talent management efforts. According to previous Bersin & Associates’ research, 71 percent of organizations measure employee engagement. As of the latest annual U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' count, there are approximately 100,000 firms in the U.S. employee engagement market.

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.

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

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.

A Snapshot of the Employee Engagement Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

Employee engagement is becoming well-known and well-used in HR circles. tangible metric that speaks to the satisfaction, excitement, loyalty and commitment of the workforce, it is often used as a critical indicator of organizational culture, a warning indicator for turnover, and an outcome metric for talent management efforts. According to previous Bersin & Associates’ research, 71 percent of organizations measure employee engagement. As of the latest annual U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' count, there are approximately 100,000 firms in the U.S. employee engagement market.

A Snapshot of the Employee Engagement Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

Employee engagement is becoming well-known and well-used in HR circles. tangible metric that speaks to the satisfaction, excitement, loyalty and commitment of the workforce, it is often used as a critical indicator of organizational culture, a warning indicator for turnover, and an outcome metric for talent management efforts. According to previous Bersin & Associates’ research, 71 percent of organizations measure employee engagement. As of the latest annual U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' count, there are approximately 100,000 firms in the U.S. employee engagement market.