Mon.Jul 25, 2011

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Three things all teachers need

Learning with e's

Last night I took part in a 3-way Skype podcast recording for TeacherCast.ne t , which was hosted by Jeff Bradbury, who is based in Philadelphia, USA. My co-panellist was Mark Greentree , who was speaking from Sydney, Australia. One of the scheduled questions which we never got around to addressing was: What should a parent expect from a teacher in the 21st Century? This is vitally important.

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The Smart Worker : learning continuously with social media

Jane Hart

Tweet. In the first of my blog posts on helping L&D department move forward, I want to focus on how we can help others learn continuously using social media. “today’s work environment doesn’t tolerate learners stepping out of their workflow to learn unless it is absolutely vital to do so.  The next online social activity takes place 29 August – 7 October 2011.

Help us #save new born babies lives by using #mobile devices for #ultrasound

Ignatia Webs

"Why not save the lives of new borns by making use of mobile devices that can be used for ultra-sound?" with this simple idea my wonderful and inspiring colleagues Vincent De Brouwere and Fabienne Richard started a quest to get a new mobile project up and running. If we get enough votes, the project will be funded by the Belinda and Bill Gates foundation. Thanks in advance!

Winners are grinners

E-Learning Provocateur

It is with much pride that I share the news that I have won the LearnX Best Learning Leader Blog award! This is a very prestigious award in the Asia-Pacific region, and I am honoured to nominated let alone be selected. Congratulations to my fellow winner in the category, Ainslie Hunter, who authors the excellent blog Courses That Matter. award blogging Best Learning Leader Blog learnx

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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.

Vague Stories Help Learners to Discover

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: Uncovering parallel tracks is essential in contextual learning – where the need is to help learners find applications of an idea in a story or feedback. Precision oftentimes kills the ability of the learner to discover multiple real-life applications. In In Praise of Vagueness (Wired Magazine July 21, 2011), Jonah Lehrer writes about studies on the benefits of vagueness versus precision.

The community dance hall

Learning and Working on the Web

To which Karen responded, “which is why I’m glad I had dance lessons when I was young … always dancing, negotiating the next step&#. This is an important metaphor. Supporting communities of practice is a lot like dancing, there’s constant give and take. Another useful metaphor is to think of social media as languages. Younger children don’t have this aversion.

Creating Menus and Showing the Visited Links using Advanced Actions

Adobe Captivate

Scenario: You are creating an eLearning course, which spans into multiple modules. You want to tie it all together and have a Menu page from where you would like to access these modules. You also want to enable bookmarking so that a tick mark appears next to the module name, after the learner has viewed the module. Here’s an example: Let’s see [.]. eLearning Suite Extending Captivate How do I. Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" Adobe Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe Captivate 5 training Adobe Captivate 5.5

Using Social Learning to Encourage Continued Employee Education

CLO Magazine

Continuing education programs appear to be a significant benefit to employees looking for organizations that invest in their talent. Consider this: Sixty percent of U.S. jobs will require postsecondary education by 2018 ( Aslanian , 2011). Furthermore, a recent study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce reported that the United States will need an additional 20 million postsecondary-educated workers by 2025 to keep up with the current demand, boosting the nation’s GDP by $500 billion ( The Uneducated American , Anthony P. Carnevale & Stephen J. Rose, 2011).

Storyboarding at Kern

Speak Out

Recently, we had a client request us to storyboard on Microsoft Word. Whenever I hear this request, I cringe as I recollect my previous experiences of storyboard on Word. Word is a 'text-centered' tool. Word encourages me to write long descriptions of what will happen in each screen. Using drawing tools in Word is a pain. I am a more visual person (or so I have been told). Why did we use Word?

Start with the Organization’s Goals

CLO Magazine

When launching a new Learning and Development (L&D) group or transforming an existing one, people often ask, “Where should we start?” The answer is always the same. Start with the organization’s goals. Learning and development exists and is funded to support the organization’s goals. It should help the organization achieve those goals. L&D programs or initiatives may not have a role to play in achieving all the organization’s goals but almost certainly will have a role in achieving many of them. Here are some examples of goals where L&D almost always play a role: Increase sales.

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Cruella speaks …

Jane Hart

Tweet. The discussion around this summer’s Epic Debate hotted up over the weekend. As Clive Shepherd, who is speaking against the motion points out in his latest blog posting, Give Cruella a chance , the motion has been written in an obscure way in order to provoke such debate. For me, the debate hangs on the interpretation of just a few key words in the motion.

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.

Ram Charan to HR Managers: Build a ‘People Engine’ Geared for Results, Not Vision

Mindflash

Last week I had the great pleasure of hearing Ram Charan speak at the Bay Area Executive Development Network meeting. The theme of Charan’s talk was how the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) can add value and build a  people engine that will help the business achieve its objectives. Charan has written many books and every learning leader I think should read his works. Results, Not Vision.

Capturator: Making Self-Directed Language Learning Possible

OpenSesame

As we build an international elearning marketplace, we’re always thrilled to feature some of the creative developers selling their elearning content on OpenSesame. The folks from Capturator are doing their best to make you more international, by creating effective and interactive elearning courses teaching Spanish , French , Italian and English. Capturator founders Marie Hédiard, Kurt Röllin and Marco Loche are examples of those magical people - both creative and technical - who love to learn and help others learn. Creating eLearning Courses

Getting Beyond Bullet Points – Tools and Resources

Tayloring it

For those of you who have read this series of posts relating to my LSG11UK session  you’ll know that I reference several tools, resources and pieces of research throughout. Rather than just sitting on these resources I thought I’d share them with you via this blog post. Part 1 – Getting Beyond Bullet Points with visuals only. Part 2 – Getting Beyond Bullet Points with visual and audio.

Managed Simulations

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

I have been researching management of simulations and other complex entity based learning implements such as serious games. The challenge here is that the traditional SCORM/AICC paradigm allows limited reporting capabilities. Another challenge is storing state for later resumption (bookmarks) and the third challenge is to be able to set simulation parameters. Another related challenge is to “pool&# the simulation experience for a multi-user synchronous or asynchronous simulation/game experience. Clearly, this is an important area of focus. Let me know your thoughts! elearning 2.0

evaluation examples

Learnforever

I'm looking for examples of learning evaluation in practice - both good and bad. I'd welcome anything from a bank of case studies to any small anecdote anyone is willing to share. And I'm interested in any context of learning and development implementation. Can anyone help? Please use the comments option, below, to post links, or email me via the learnforever website. Thanks

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.

What is Your Training Plan B?

Social Learning

In Minnesota we say that we have two seasons—winter and road construction.  Added to that is the extreme congestion during morning and evening rush hours and the building of a light rail system between Minneapolis and St. All of this, of course, adds inordinate amounts of time to my drive between the two cities and to and from the suburbs. Plan B: The training team came to the rescue.

Living in the Northland

eContent

A few minutes ago a couple hundred pound black bear walked by my home office. not more than 15 feet away from me. The bear was majestic, and definitely woke me up from having any afternoon work let down. Here are three other photos I took yesterday afternoon and this morning. The first photo is of a baby eagle on Northstar Lake. The second two photos were taken this morning around 5:30 a.m.