Wed.Aug 03, 2011

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Social Screening: How Companies Are Using Social Media To Hire & Fire Employees


Ever wonder how companies are using your social media profile to screen their employees? We’ve found the answers. Read on to learn just how companies are finding out everything they need to know about you through social media, and how you can ensure that you never get hired. click image to enlarge). Uncategorized employee profile Hiring screening social media

12 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 26

Upside Learning

Digital devices are reshaping our lives and how. These These devices, with their immense potential to enhance learning, are on the cusp of something profound; be it in the classrooms or the boardrooms. More on this below. Also, learn about some interesting tidbits on blended learning and content authoring. Need to quench your thirst for the latest in learning, technology and media links further?

Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: Blur it Baby

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    You've captured a series of screens using Adobe Captivate. During playback, you realize that there is something on some of the slide backgrounds that you simply don't want the learner to see. Maybe you captured a sensitive URL in a browser window, or maybe there's a name or data being shown that would be a privacy violation. You can easily edit any Captivate background with a graphics program like MS Paint and erase the problem areas. However, if the problem exists on several slides, you would be looking at a lot of editing.

Being a Good Coach through eLearning Feedback

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. have a friend who plans to volunteer as an assistant coach for his son’s soccer team in the fall. He told me about some of the advice he found on the web about coaching, and I realized that much of what he learned can be applied to coaching in eLearning as well. Most eLearning lessons contain knowledge checks of some sort, such as scenarios followed by a multiple choice question, hotspot questions that prompt learners to recognize something in an image , and simulations in which learners work through a procedure. Please try again.”. That’s a missed opportunity.

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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How To Brain Sync With A Subject Matter Expert

The eLearning Coach

Short of performing a science fiction mind-meld, how can you efficiently transfer content from the brain of a subject matter expert (SME) into a form you can use? In case you’re new at this, instructional designers often interview subject matter experts to access their stream of knowledge. Leveraging the knowledge of SMEs is one reason that instructional designers are content neutral.

The Leader Effect

The Peformance Improvement

As leaders, we often don’t realize (or choose to ignore) the effect that we have on people in our organizations. Our actions and inactions almost invariably have unintended consequences. Bernie Donkerbrook, writing in the Center for Creative Leadership’s July 2011 newsletter , makes this point: Everything you do (or do not do) is observed, analyzed and discussed by your people. See his model.

Parrot fashion

Learning with e's

There is a story of a woman who wanted a talking bird so she went to the pet shop bought a parrot. After a few weeks, she returned to the pet shop and complained to the owner that the parrot wasn't talking. Does he have a mirror?' asked the shop owner, 'parrots love mirrors. They see themselves and start up a conversation'. So the woman bought a mirror and the next day she was back again.

August #SANchat is 8/8 – This month’s topic: Tech Field Day

Adventures in Corporate Education

It’s time for another #SANchat! This month the topic is Tech Field Day , in advance of Tech Field Day 7   which is being held in Austin. Here are the details: Date : 8/8/2011. Time : 11 – 12:30 Eastern, 10 – 11:30 Central, 9:00 – 10:30 Pacific. Location : Twitter using the #SANchat hashtag. We suggest using Tweetchat to keep up with the conversation. We’ll be joined by Tech Field Day organizer Stephen Foskett. We’ll get some background and history on Tech Field Day. As a reminder, #SANchat is a monthly chat hosted by Dell Storage. Hope to see you there!

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

Comparison of Free Virtual Classroom Systems


We recently did a research on free virtual classroom systems available in the market to meet a customer need for whom we had developed VILT content. Here is our comparative analysis that you may want to use to select the tool which best suits your requirements –. VCR Comparison. Some other observations –. Our recommendation –. Powered By DT Author Box.

AppFusion: Google+ Equals? by Terrence Wing

Learning Solutions Magazine

Google+ has generated a great deal of interest in the past month, even though it is not officially “public.” Early adopters are busy figuring out how to use its social features in eLearning, as a Personal Learning Environment (PLE), and elsewhere. There are many comparisons to Facebook’s user interface and functionality (for good reason). Here are some first impressions!

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Another Element of Overall Training: Joining Professional Associations


Last week, I renewed my annual membership to the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) and got to thinking why I joined in the first place, and why I continue to participate. Whether you believe leadership is a skill that can be learned or one with which a person is born, it is certain that if one does not practice the skill, it will not improve. Go out and do it yourself.


Spark Your Interest

Image via Wikipedia. In just under a week, I’m heading on a trip to France for nearly a month, and I feel very privileged to be able to do so. Being a new-world girl, I am a bit of a Europhile and think castles are very cool (our accommodations will be in a converted castle), the history is interesting, but what I’ll most be savoring is the food (and the wine). Salut!

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.

The Debt Ceiling Deal: What Budget Negotiation Shouldn’t Look Like

CLO Magazine

The finally resolved U.S. debt ceiling deal gave us all a look at what, at least in part, was a budget negotiation of grand proportions. Obviously no CLO will ever find himself involved in a negotiation that plays out on such an international scale, but a look at the negotiations of this deal provide a snapshot of budget negotiation occurring with the highest stakes possible, and there may be something we can learn from that. As you likely know, two sides existed here: the White House and Congress, with Congress divided into Republicans and Democrats. From the Editors budgets negotiation