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E-Learning events in the Asia-Pacific region 2012

E-Learning Provocateur

With 2012 gathering steam, it’s time to plan the next round of professional development events to attend. If you’ll be in my corner of the globe over the next 12 months, may I draw your attention to the following… Learning Cafe Unconference. • Where: Sydney. • When: 16 February 2012. • Theme: Near future of learning in Australia. • More info: Learning Cafe. Australian Instructional Design Conference. • Where: Sydney. • When: 21 March 2012. • Theme: Designing instructionally sound and engaging learning. Blended Learning Conference.

How much is an authoring tool worth?

Clive on Learning

The recent release by Trivantis of Snap! Empower , a rapid Flash interaction builder, for the princely sum of $99, got me wondering if I have any idea any more of what an authoring tool is worth. Empower looks like it is much more powerful than Articulate Engage, which sells for four times as much, and almost certainly cost Trivantis much more to develop. So why the low price? They may be right - and the interest which is shown in free and low-cost tools on Jane Hart's C4LPT site bears this out - but does this really help us to determine what a tool is actually worth? authoring tools

E-Learning events in the Asia-Pacific region 2012

E-Learning Provocateur

With 2012 gathering steam, it’s time to plan the next round of professional development events to attend. If you’ll be in my corner of the globe over the next 12 months, may I draw your attention to the following… Australian eLearning Congress. • Where: Sydney. • When: 7-9 February 2012. • Theme: eLearning business case studies. • More info: Ark Group.

Level of ‘levels’

Clark Quinn

I was defending Kirkpatrick’s  levels the other day, and after being excoriated by my ITA colleagues, I realized there was not only a discrepancy between principle and practice, but between my interpretation and as it’s espoused. Perhaps I’ve been too generous. The general idea is that there are several levels at which you can evaluate interventions: whether the recipient considered the intervention appropriate or not. whether the recipient can demonstrate new ability after the intervention. whether the intervention is being applied in the workplace, and. strategy

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.

Need to Combine E-Learning with Mentoring? Here’s a Simple Solution.

Rapid eLearning

Recently someone asked how to combine their mentoring program with elearning courses. This is something I’ve worked on a few times over the years. It usually involved a production environment where peer coaches were tasked with training new employees on the floor. But the ideas in this post could work in any type of training program that includes some sort of mentoring or peer coaching. Common Case. person’s hired to a new position and often assigned a peer coach who walks beside him until he’s up-to-speed. Here are a few of the challenges I’ve encountered: Pulling people from real production.

A world without bosses

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Can your organization work without bosses? In the documentary, Ban the Boss (one hour BBC video) Paul Thomas shows that most organizations can run just fine without bosses, or at least without traditional, hierarchical bosses who tell workers what to do. Gwynn Dyer explained that historically, hierarchies were the result of a communications problem, in  Why the Arabs can handle democracy.

The Accidental Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

I’m extremely honored to be the featured article in this week’s Learning Solutions Magazine: The Accidental Instructional Designer. I’m enjoying the comments on the article as well – would love to hear your story, too

10Q: Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Learning with e's

Many would agree that Shelly Sanchez Terrell is at the top of the game when it comes to educational innovation. Just look at her profile: She is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker, is the host of American TESOL’s Free Friday Webinars and the Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. began teaching in non-structured environments without any training until years later.

Socializing Mobile Learning in the Enterprise by Adam Smith

Learning Solutions Magazine

Getting started in mobile learning often requires a certain amount of networking and thoughtful use of opportunities to engage decision-makers – in other words, socializing. Here are some simple ways to create interest and gain approval for a pilot project. Nothing succeeds like success, even if it's a small success! Future Trends Getting Started Management Strategies Mobile Learning

Design For How People Learn: Book Review

The eLearning Coach

It's fun, accessible and practical. painless way to learn instructional design. Post from: The eLearning Coach Design For How People Learn: Book Review. Book Reviews

Pros In Different Area Codes: How To Train a Remote Employee


Company HQ is in nowheresville, USA. But that incredibly talented, can’t-live-without-’em prospective employee isn’t. Now more than ever, that isn’t a problem. As access to free of inexpensive online software increases, companies’ ability and willingness to recruit remote employees has increased enormously. But the new arrangement also presents a few challenges.

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.

Remove unwanted areas from an image for $10 with Snapheal a la Photoshop Content-aware Fill

mLearning Revolution

One of the most mind-blowing new features in Photoshop CS5 is the incredible ‘content-aware fill ’ feature, which basically allows you to remove an unwanted area from an image by simply selecting it and then choosing Fill from the Edit menu. When I was at Adobe promoting the eLearning Suite, which included Photoshop CS5, this was the highlight of any demo I did, it was like magic people said.

How To Make Training (or Anything) Stick


We’ve been training employees on several new procedures and approaches recently in my workplace. But what’s been bothering me is the question of why some of these practices, which include really sound and important information, make it into our employees’ workdays, and why others don’t. We’d covered most of what makes something “sticky,” but still hadn’t changed the team’s behaviors.

Trade Show Wars

eLearning 24-7

It’s that time of the year, when the snow comes tumbling down, the sun is shining (out here in LA) and the trade show tour kicks off in earnest. The buzz, hype, demos, salespeople, awful expensive food, hotels that overcharge (I always find better deals on Expedia or sign up for the hotel’s e-mail newsletter) and yes, sometimes beyond awful seminars. The best way to prepare for the onslaught of trade shows (including seminars) is to be prepared. Hence, this guide. The first segment is for buyers, potential and current customers. Trade Show Battle – Come Prepared. Worthless.

Get your foot in the door – Key Skills

Tayloring it

In the run up to Christmas last year I met with a potential client and suggested (as I am now doing in this blog) that they take a look at what is going on in their business and then trawl the app stores looking for any free/low costs apps that could help to achieve their business aims. GCSE English revision app (iOS) – £1.99p. GCSE Maths revision app (iOS) – £1.99p. And you know what?

The Internet of Learning Things

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The Internet of Things ( wikipedia page ) has been a concept in existence for over a decade. You may be hearing about it for the first time here, or you recently read about it somewhere else. And the reason why is because it's finally becoming much more real. Many of the gadgets being created using wifi, bluetooth, and bluetooth smart, are still only being embraced by the alpha geeks, but that is about to change. The Internet of Things is all about connectivity, mobility, and the sharing of data. WiFi and Bluetooth technology provide the connectivity. The company defines itself this way.

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.

Get your foot in the door – Key Skills

Tayloring it

In the run up to Christmas last year I met with a potential client and suggested (as I am now doing in this blog) that they take a look at what is going on in their business and then trawl the app stores looking for any free/low costs apps that could help to achieve their business aims. GCSE English revision app (iOS) – £1.99p. GCSE Maths revision app (iOS) – £1.99p. And you know what?

Cloudy About ‘The Cloud’?


Don’t be. Here’s the easy-sneezy version of what you need to know to help your association or nonprofit. First, “The Cloud” is just another way of referring to the Web, the Internet, cyberspace. Services “in the cloud” are available via the Web instead of systems having to be installed on your server(s) or applications or programs being installed on your desktop. It means they’re out there — in cyberspace — and you connect to them. Yes, this is very good news. But here’s the best part. ” </blockquote. Here’s an example.

Take Cover: Angry Nerds!


Sometimes it takes a while for me to learn something, but when I do. whamo, I am all over it! That is the case with Angry Nerds. This past April 1st, Atlassian created the perfect April Fools joke, Angry Nerds. However, the response was so great, you can actually "play" the iPad / Android game (no fooling). Finally, I had to create my own Angry Nerds. Web/Tech

Dell Storage Forum 2012 London – the day before

Adventures in Corporate Education

Today is the first day of the Dell Storage Forum in London. Yesterday lots of people started to arrive, and I was amazed at how many people wrote pre-show blog posts: vInfrastructure: Italian | English. IT from Planet Zorg. Let me know if I missed your post! Someone asked me about pictures and videos. Check out this set on the Dell Flickr page , we’re working on the updates right now. Keep the twitter questions coming! We’ll try to get to more during the keynotes tomorrow, and we are tracking all of them. OK, here’s what’s up tonight. This event is from 6-8.

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

Feature in Training and Development Magazine

Allison Rossett

Tweet Photo by Frank Rogozienski Photography. The Long View: Feature from Training and Development Magazine. Full article: TD_Feb08_Rossett_LEGEND. Articles Publications Profile Training + Development

New Edition of First Things Fast

Allison Rossett

Tweet The new edition of Allison’s classic book, First Things Fast: First Things Fast: A Handbook for Performance Analysis , 2 nd edition. San Francisco: Pfeiffer/Wiley. Books Publications Analysis

More Technology Requires More Analysis

Allison Rossett

Tweet Article from Military Simulations & Training. Read full article:  [link]. Articles Publications Analysis

Performance Support and Learning

Allison Rossett

Tweet. If performance support and learning are wonderful, why aren’t they everywhere? link]. Articles Publications Mobile Learning Performance Support

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.

The Yin and Yang of Formal + Informal Learning

Allison Rossett

Tweet Article from ASTD about the mix of formal and informal learning strategies: [link]. Articles Publications Formal Learning Informal Learning instructional design New media

Enthusiasm about Technology isn’t Sufficient

Allison Rossett

Tweet Allison blogs on about how enthusiasm about technology just isn’t sufficient. We need analysis, data, and execution. Full post at Human Capital Exchange: https://hcexchange.conference-board.org/blog/post.cfm?post=35. post=35. Articles Publications Analysis

What Stinks about Webinars?

Allison Rossett

Tweet What stinks about webinars? An An article from Chief Learning Officer magazine. This article reports the experiences and lessons of Colleen Cunningham and Antonia Chan, two webinar addicts, now recovering. View full article:  [link]. Articles Publications Analysis Webinar

Job Aids and Performance Support

Allison Rossett

Tweet Allison Rossett and Lisa Schafer’s book: Job Aids and Performance Support: Moving Knowledge in the Classroom to Knowledge Everywhere. link]. Books Publications Mobile Learning Performance Support

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Ode to Mobile Performance Support

Allison Rossett

Tweet Ode to mobile performance support. Article from Learning Solutions:  [link]. Articles Publications Mobile Learning Performance Support

The iPad is Not a Slam Dunk

Allison Rossett

Tweet The iPad is not a slam dunk. link]. Articles Publications instructional design Mobile Learning Performance Support

Interview with eLearn Magazine

Allison Rossett

Tweet eLearn magazine interviews Allison Rossett:  [link]. Articles Publications Profile

Podcast: Sidekick and Planner Performance Support

Allison Rossett

Tweet Allison Rossett’s Xyleme podcasts about sidekick and planner performance support: [link]. Media Podcasts Mobile Learning Performance Support

5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget

In the US alone, companies spend over $70 billion on corporate training and about $1000 on individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what's the result? Companies end up wasting millions of dollars each year on ineffective training practices.

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