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John Maeda The Art of Leadership #LSCon

Learning Visions

Opening keynote session with John Maeda, President of Rhode Island School of Design. I’m at Learning Solutions in Orlando today – hosted by the eLearning Guild. Forgive typos and poor grammar! The Art of Leadership Maeda was tenured faculty at MIT – professor by day, student by night as he got an MBA. And then four years ago he became college president with no training! So he bought books. And now he’s been learning about art and design. Four things he’ll talk about today in regards to leadership: build from foundations, craft the team, sense actively, fail productively. Most leaders use “we”.

A question of attitude

Clive on Learning

When I first entered the learning and development profession, I was assigned a mentor, a certain Mr Ernest Knagg. Ernest had strong opinions on just about all matters of pedagogy and good practice and that included the issue of attitudes. Clive," he said, "It's not our business to try and change people's attitudes. We can try and change what they do, but not what they feel about things. There's a certain sense in what Ernest said, although time and time again I've encountered situations where attitudes are the major block to progress. He or she has a different attitude to this subject to me.

Learner Driven Learning Management System in a Global Environment

Upside Learning

For us at Upside Learning, learning and innovation have been and continue to be the key drivers for our working and success. This is one of the main reasons for the robust investments we have made in training – not just for our employees but for the global community at large. Talking about training, our first webinar for 2012 is just around the corner. What made us think of this topic?

So you want to eliminate the online teacher?

Web Courseworks

Your member Experts should lead online courses I often get inquiries from national associations looking to move their face to face workshops online.  The first myth I always need to be dispelled is that an expert instructor is no longer needed; the second is that online courses carry higher profit margins.  It is true that [.]. eLearning distance learning elearning eLearning myths expert instructor Jon Aleckson Web Courseworks

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.

Five Tips for Getting the Most from Your Mind Maps

OpenSesame

Everyone knows how to Mind Map ® , right? Start in the center, draw some lines out, write something on or near one of the lines, draw something, add a few more lines, add some color, write some more.simple! eLearning Solutions

Writing & Grammar: The Power of Passive Voice

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    As writers, we know we are not supposed to use the passive voice. Nearly every writers' guide tells us to prefer the active voice. This is a view I generally endorse. But, as a student in one of my grammar classes recently argued, knee-jerk conversion of every sentence to active may actually make the writing lose its point. For example, if a paragraph is about Bob, Bob should be in the subject position in most of the sentences. Bob may do some things, but Bob may have some things done to him. If you chose to retain the passive on some sentences, indicate why.

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The vision: 2. Learning and development that is economical

Onlignment

In the first post in this series, we expressed a vision for learning and development that is aligned, economical, scalable, flexible, engaging and, above all, powerful in terms of the results it achieves. In this post, we look at the argument for l&d to be economical. It almost goes without saying in today’s testing times that learning and development needs to be economical.

Designing Mobile Performance Support Apps - @elearningcoach

The Learning Generalist

I'm sitting in a Mobile Learning session with one of my favourite people and authors - Connie Malamed, so forgive me for being extremely nice with my write up if that's what happens by the end of this talk. Connie's had a journey learning about apps on Mobile. She wanted to create a performance support app for instructional designers. It's called Instructional Design Guru. You should check it out. In today's talk she's going to tell us how you can walk through the design experience before you hand it over to a programmer. When designing for mobile it's important to think of the context.

Three Ways to Make Sure Your Company’s Training Isn’t Boring

Mindflash

When I first started as an education director, our company’s only training program was really routine and systems-focused. Employees used to groan and roll their eyes when I talked about it. People thought workplace education was a requirement — a chore — and über-boring. And it was. Education shouldn’t ever be boring. The more we like something, the more effort and attention we give it.

Contest on Scenario-based Training… Have you submitted your entries? Hurry Up!!

Adobe Captivate

Conferences and events eLearning this week How do I. Rapid eLearning Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" Adobe Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 Advanced Actions Assessment Contest

What About the Future?

Jay Cross

Fixating on the short term is foolish in the long run. The future’s all we’ve got. Most CLOs I talk with are so busy taking care of today’s business that they spend little time preparing for the future. We all know in our hearts that fixating on the short term is foolish in the long run. You can’t leap a chasm in small jumps. To get beyond immediate concerns, you have to make the future tangible.

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.

SXSW: Another Great Year!

Enspire Learning

SXSWedu and Interactive are over and I am exhausted. I got to meet Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in person (thanks, Drew and the Chamber!) and had a nice crowd attend my speech on simulation-based learning. For slides, click here. have to say that some of the conference had a distinct 1999 feel to it, which I hope is a good sign. It seems that far too many companies and start-ups are vying for user attention these days, some with fairly dubious business models. And the accelerator business model, so prevalent in the late 90s, has made a full-scale comeback, too. Blog Thoughts on Learning

Development Tips: Writing Your First JavaScript Application by Mark Lassoff

Learning Solutions Magazine

JavaScript is becoming the most important programming language (or as some would have it, scripting language) in the world. It opens a world of powerful techniques for the developer who learns to use it. JavaScript is also critical for the mobile Web. This column will get you well on your way! Development Techniques Getting Started

Elements of Effective E-Learning

The Learning Dispatch

Good e-learning leverages instructional strategies and technology to make new ideas understandable. learning can be especially effective for complex and abstract topics. Good e-learning does not take a face-to-face lecture and put it in a rapid e-learning development tool with the expectation of delivering effective training at the other end. Giving the learner control, offering opportunities for practice, and integrating multiple media formats are a few methods for creating a rich e-learning experience. Estimated reading time: 6 minutes (plus time to view examples) read more

The Art of Leadership and Learning - @JohnMaeda

The Learning Generalist

I have to tell you - I haven't been doing much reading in the last 6 months or so. Tell me, with a 12 hour work day and birding to do in free time and a life to lead on top of that, where's the time for this? Anyways, I'm going to learn from an author today. John Maeda the author of Redesigning Leadership is keynoting the conference this morning. I'm curious to know what the talks going to be all about - very exciting stuff since I'm always kicked about learning and I'd love to be an effective leader. Currently he's the president of the Rhode Island School of Design. And so the keynote begins!

John Maeda #LSCon Mindmap

Clark Quinn

John Maeda covered both creative leadership and the need for art in his keynote for Learning Solutions. design

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.

#LSCon Day 1 General Session - Learning Solutions 2012

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I haven't blogged during a general session in a long time and so I thought I'd try it again. Heidi Fisk, co-founder of the eLearning Guild opened the general session and introduced John Maeda , the morning keynote. He is the author of Redesigning Leadership. The is no "i" in team. But there are lots of "i's" in individual. There is a "WE" in Welcome." I like this. Each person acting individually is what makes the team. And individuals engaging other individuals by making them feel welcome, and special, is an important part of being a team member. Leaders engage with stories. John is GREAT!

New approach to learning evaluation

Learnforever

Until now, managers wanting to evaluate their learning and development initiatives have had three choices: 1. Use their staff resources. This is problematic, as often staff don’t have the necessary knowledge and skill sets (e.g., in research techniques) to conduct thorough evaluation. Buy in consultants. Use digital technology. An alternative to these three options is now available.

Designing and Developing Great eLearning Podcast Interview with James McLuckie

Rob Hubbard

In this podcast for Edentree, James and I discuss: why it’s important to have an expansive view of what e-learning is. the process we go through at the start of each e-learning project. my views on best practice e-learning development. my advice on how to select both a third-party e-learning supplier and an e-learning authoring tool. the place of traditional e-learning courses in today’s learning environment. Designing and Developing Great eLearning Podcast Interview with James McLuckie