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Learning Visions

“Every time a Google +1 button is clicked, an angel gets its wings.” Because Brent Schlenker did it, I decided I needed a Google +1 button as well. What is it? Well, we think it’s sort of like the Facebook Like button. You can now see it on the bottom of every post here on my blog. And you click on it. And then the numbers start to add up. What do we do with this information? I’m not really sure. But Brent says it means we’re playing with the cool kids now

Leadership Qualities of a Millennial Leader

CLO Magazine

Although the prospect of baby boomers retiring has been delayed by the recession, it is coming. Each day 10,540 baby boomers turn 60, according to Larry and Meagan Johnson, authors of Generations, Inc. , and are thinking of doing something with their lives other than leading your organizations. According to a survey of 578 companies by the Boston College Center on Aging and Work, only 33 percent of organizations have analyzed workplace demographics and made projections about the retirement rates of their workers. These results are promising for adult learning advocates. Ask A Gen Y

App Fusion: Five Predictions About The Direction of Social Learning Culture by Terrence Wing

Learning Solutions Magazine

Humans have long tapped into each other’s experience and knowledge in order to learn and to solve problems. Today, social technologies greatly expand the range of our networks and our ability to collect and consider what other people know. Growing out of these changes, here are a handful of trends that are becoming clear and that will soon affect our lives to a profound degree.

Peter Thiel, College and The Modern Knowledge Worker


Billionaire investor and venture capitalist Peter Thiel has stirred up a controversy in the tech and education sectors with a very simple argument: the formal education market is a bubble , both overvalued and overpriced. In addition, Thiel is concerned that too often college students end up unemployed yet overwhelmed with student-loan debt. eLearning Solutions

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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Articulate Presenter Skins: A Review

The eLearning Coach

It's easy to change the look and feel of Articulate courses using player skins. See my results. Post from: The eLearning Coach Articulate Presenter Skins: A Review. REVIEWS SOFTWARE REVIEWS

Brainshark Templates

eLearning Brothers

Brainshark is a quick way to get your PowerPoint presentations online and share them with others. We’ve tested our templates in Brainshark and they work great! Here are some samples of what we created. Demo Course. This course combines our PowerPoint templates, flash interactions/games, and people cutouts. Course Screen-Shots. Tutorial on How to Insert Flash into Brainshark.

It always boils down to the evidence…

Coffee and Design

What good is research if the results are not valid?  OK, “valid” is used rather ambiguous here.  According to Wikipedia’s definition of validity : [research] is valid if and only if its conclusion is entailed by its premises, a formula is valid if and only if it is true under every interpretation, and an argument form (or schema) is valid if and only if every argument of that logical form is valid.

Evaluating Training Through Stories

The Peformance Improvement

Participants rated the management training program 4.3 on a five-point scale. Sixty percent said that they have applied the training to their work. What do we know about effectiveness of the program? Not much. We cannot determine from this data if the management training program made a difference for the organization. Those are our three bottom lines; that’s why we’re here.

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Great Onboarding Idea for New Hires


Onboarding is a dilemma. Your new hire has spent an incredible amount of time and energy moving from nervous candidate to excited employee. Onboarding seems to reverse the process and move the employee from excited back to nervous. New hires are naturally full of questions. What are the details of my compensation plan? What happens

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Twitter Digest for 2011-06-08

Jane Hart

Tweet. Another great article from @ janebozarth – she makes it so simple. So why is so much e-learning so "controlling"? #. London still the top Twitter city in the world [link] #. 1st # realwplearn chat is today at 8 pm BST Topic From Learning Design to Performance Design. Pre-reading at [link] #. Facebook changes privacy settings for millions of users – facial recognition is enabled | Naked Security [link] #. Automatic link shortening now on [link] #. Your LinkedIn Connections Turned into Tetris [link] via @ labnol <Have some fun with LinkedIn #. link] ?