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The Future of Learning in a Networked Society

Dont Waste Your Time

“This is the first generation of people that work, play, think, and learn differently than their parents … They are the first generation to not be afraid of technology. It’s like air to them.” ” – Don Tapscott. think learning is just beginning” – Stephen Heppell. ” – Seth Godin. ” – Sugata Mitra. ” – Jose Ferreira.

Top 10 Training Metrics

Your Training Edge

Is it time for you to measure the effectiveness of your training programs? If you’re not sure where to start, these Top Ten Training Metrics can help. Measuring the effectiveness of training is a very difficult task, for stakeholders, training departments and end users. If you are a training manager or company stakeholder looking for ways to measure the effectiveness of your programs, these ten metrics are a great place to start. One: Increased retention. Most Human Resources departments measure the rate of retention in all or various jobs. Two: Increased sales. Six: Cost of training.

What Gets Measured Gets Done.Revisited

The Peformance Improvement

One of the most frequently visited posts on this blog is “ What Gets Measured Gets Done…or Not.” I suspect that the post is interesting to readers because of the popular axiom, not because of the content of the post. In that post I argue that measurement is not enough. It’s not one of those total absolutes, but I’ll say this – it’s pretty darned close. Are they managed well?

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with e's

In previous posts in this series I have explored some of the characteristics of learning in the digital age. One more notable feature of 21 st Century learning is peer learning. Highlighting the fast paced nature of the web, Thomas and Seely-Brown (2011) suggest that peer learning can be both timely yet transient. References Brabazon, T. University of South Wales, Australia. Brabazon, T. Carr, N.

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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5 Steps To A PowerPoint Redesign

The eLearning Coach

How to do a PowerPoint makeover. Post from: The eLearning Coach 5 Steps To A PowerPoint Redesign. Graphics

Sometimes, you suck Canada

George Siemens

I was 8 years old when I officially became a Canadian citizen. For our family, moving from Mexico, Canada was a land of opportunity. Literally. It was an opportunity for a quality of life that was not accessible to us in Mexico. My parents, as with most immigrants, were hard working. remember my dad working full time during the day and evenings until 2 am. He would go weeks, months, with 3-4 hours of sleep a night. For my mom, the experience was similar (I have five siblings, so you can imagine that parenting alone was a full time job, never mind her actual full time work). Upset.

eFront vs TalentLMS

eFront

This is part 2 of our series on TalentLMS. To read part 1, please click here [link]. So, now we have two LMSs – eFront and TalentLMS. Both products share characteristics but they are also very different in some very important aspects. In this post I will try to better clarify the main differences to help you choose the LMS that best fits your needs. Different focus. eFront is primarily focused on functionality, whilst the TalentLMS is focused on simplifying the learning process. TalentLMS has no match if you want a quick learning solution. Otherwise, you might better be better off with eFront.

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Monitoring the Northern Lights via your iPad or Android Device

eContent

One benefit of living in northern Minnesota is the opportunity to view the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). The arrival of Winter means increasingly optimal viewing conditions due to longer periods of darkness, and less moisture in the air. However, like most of you, I love to sleep! This fact means it is very easy to miss these gorgeous displays. Install a moon phase app. forecast).

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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.

The Need for Learning Agility

CLO Magazine

CLOs’ approach to learning needs to become much more agile to realize its true potential. Learning professionals are challenged to adapt like never before. Not only is there the backdrop of a tough economy, but there is pressure to deliver development more rapidly, more often and with much greater impact. In short, HR is being asked to achieve much more with much less. recent survey of HR and learning professionals by Lumesse revealed the full scale of the challenge. According to the survey, 75 percent agree that organizational change is happening much faster than just five years ago.

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Pick of the month: October 2012

Jane Hart

Today I am in Toronto, Canada where I am speaking at the CSTD conference tomorrow.  So this roundup of my favourite articles from last month is shorter than usual – just the links, no commentary, but the quotes should give you a taste of why I enjoyed the articles. 1 -  Defining social learning  – Marcia Conner, 4 October 2012. Social learning is new. 2. Or an upgrade. Or an LMS at all.

L’innovation pédagogique

Learning and Working on the Web

Voici ma présentation hier soir à Moncton pour l’ouverture du colloque de l’ ACDEAULF. Résumé : Les médias sociaux, la dissémination du travail et l’information illimitée modifient nos relations en milieu de travail. Nous sommes désormais capables d’entrer en communication avec n’importe qui et n’importe où, et de trouver pratiquement toute l’information que nous recherchons. Learning

We’re a Gold Sponsor at HCI 2012 Learning and Leadership Development Conference

Enspire Learning

Enspire is a gold sponsor of the Human Capital Institute’s 2012 Learning and Leadership Development Conference , November 7-9, 2012 in New York City. The focus of this year’s conference is “The New Lifecycle of Learning & Leadership Development: Creating the 21st Century Knowledge Leaders and Workforce.” ” The conference features three days of inspiring speakers and networking opportunities for L&D professionals. We hope to see you there! Blog Company News conference Human Capital Institute

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.

Jeffrey Ma #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Jeffrey Ma gave a interesting talk on lessons from succeeding at blackjack that included both life lessons as well as lessons on data driven decision making. meta-learning strategy

Don’t worry, be happy

Jay Cross

10:30 am this morning. Join me in Copperleaf 5. Happy people are 30% more productive on the job. People can learn to be happier; I’ll explain how. You’ll take away some tips on what you can do to be happier personally. If you can’t make up your mind which of 13 sessions at 10:30 to attend, come to this one. You’ll be happy you did. Well-being

#DevLearn Edition of #TalkTech: Big Changes for Apple, MOOCs in Education and Jon Landau’s Presentation at DevLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. The bosses are in Vegas for DevLearn and they left me, the intern, in charge of #TalkTech. Luckily there’s been plenty of tech drama and excitement this week for those of us still at home, so let’s chat!

Tweeting from conferences: what and who is it for?

Good To Great

Since I joined Twitter in 2010, I’ve attended and tweeted from quite a few conferences and events, from half-day single-session events to multi-track conferences over a few days. But, if I’m honest, I don’t think I ever gave how and why much thought until attending Learning 2012 last week. Thinking back to past events, I suppose my use of Twitter has been a little erratic.

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.

Alison Levine #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

It’s hard to capture the stories, humor, and riveting images of Alison’s inspiring talk, so I’ve only been able to record the lessons she passed on, but great stuff! meta-learning strategy

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with e's

In previous posts in this series I have explored some of the characteristics of learning in the digital age. One more notable feature of 21 st Century learning is peer learning. Highlighting the fast paced nature of the web, Thomas and Seely-Brown (2011) suggest that peer learning can be both timely and transient. References Brabazon, T. University of South Wales, Australia. Brabazon, T. Carr, N.

Tweeting from conferences: what and who is it for?

Good To Great

Since I joined Twitter in 2010, I’ve attended and tweeted from quite a few conferences and events, from half-day single-session events to multi-track conferences over a few days. But, if I’m honest, I don’t think I ever gave how and why much thought until attending Learning 2012 last week. Thinking back to past events, I suppose my use of Twitter has been a little erratic.

Capital Analytics Expands Business Development Team

CLO Magazine

Dale Farquharson has more than 40 years of experience in implementing corporate technical and professional development services across a variety of industries. Durham, N.C. — Oct. 30 Capital Analytics has announced the appointment of Dale Farquharson as its business development director. Farquharson will contribute to the business development team from Dallas. Farquharson has more than 40 years of experience in implementing corporate technical and professional development services across a variety of industries. His accomplishments include serving in the U.S. Source: Capital Analytics

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.

Announcing Bravais 1.2!

Dawn of Learning

Post Type: Blog post. Bravais 1.2 provides the ability to track and report on all the content published to and from the Bravais TM cloud platform, no matter the device from which the content is being accessed. Effectiveness can now be measured by individual piece of content, such as video clips, specific topics, lessons, and interactions. read more. Products

Edelman Launches Index to Measure Engagement

CLO Magazine

The Employee Engagement Connections Index was designed to understand the strength, quality and drivers of employees’ connection to the company, employees’ connection to colleagues and employees’ connection to the outside world. New York — Oct. The results of the index are reported back on a virtual dashboard that allows executives to examine the strength of their employee connections compared to best practices and company objectives and to evaluate performance across geography, line of business and type of employee. Source: Edelman

Announcing Bravais 1.2!

Dawn of Learning

Bravais 1.2 provides the ability to track and report on all the content published to and from the Bravais TM cloud platform, no matter the device from which the content is being accessed. Effectiveness can now be measured by individual piece of content, such as video clips, specific topics, lessons, and interactions. This, in turn, allows for a continuous cycle of improving content.

#DevLearn-409: Soft-Skills Simulations – A Road Map for Success

Sudden Insight

Summary: Frito-Lay built a compelling soft-skills simulation using mostly-traditional branching techniques and Articulate Storyline. This session was presented by Chris Ayers, President and CEO, Yukon Learning, and Marvin Mullins, Project Manager, Frito-Lay. Project Background. Frito-Lay has a very structured program that consists of multiple learning events for new hires. Development Process.

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