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eLearning: More on Copyright

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. After my last article on when it's okay to use copyrighted information , I received some great resources from one of our readers,  Christy Tucker. First, there's the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video. Produced  Produced by American University's Center for Social Media, it gives some good guidelines for what is and isn't considered Fair Use. Next is the Fair Use Evaluator  which, if approached honestly, can help you determine how legally "fair" the use of materials in your work will be. " eLearning

When Learning is the Work: Approaches for supporting learning in the workplace

Performance Learning Productivity

Two weeks ago I ran a webinar under this title for Citrix. At the start I posed the question “when you think about one great learning experience you’ve had, can you remember where it occurred? Was it in a classroom or workshop, or did it occur while you were completing the task?” I’ve asked this question, or variations of it, many times over the past few years. The response from this group

Talking about blended learning – part 5 – in conclusion

Clive on Learning

Part 5 In the fifth and last part of this interview, I address two final questions: How would you summarise the blended learning design process? What guarantee is there that you'll end up with a solution that is both effective and efficient? Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Complete 43 min interview. blended learning

Dev Corner - Interview with Larry LaHaie

Visual Lounge

Here's a peek behind the scenes at TechSmith. For this week's Dev Corner post, Jared Wein and Randall Brown interviewed Software Engineer, Larry LaHaie (LH). Enjoy! Who are you, and what do you do? (LH): Hi! My name is Larry LaHaie, and I'm a software engineer who works on the Windows side of Snagit. I've also worked on the Windows side of Camtasia Studio and the web presence team in my 4.5 SHAM!".

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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Working Smarter in the 21st Century

Jay Cross

Three-minute video explains why old approaches to learning and development no longer work. Workscaping

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Offering Valuable Training to Job-Hopping Millennials? Consider a Contract First


Millennials have a growing reputation in the HR universe as serial job hoppers. Recent studies say the phenomenon isn’t actually limited to the young , but true or not, employers’ belief that their 20-something employees are liable to jump ship in a matter of months has significant effects. For one, it limits their willingness to shell out for training. Could that work for Gen Y?

Engaging Technical eLearning – Tips on Design and Delivery

Vignettes Learning

[Please add your comments below] Engineer’s and Technical Writer’s View Oft entimes, my development team works to help clients convert technical traini ng into eLearning. An example is the Oracle HRIS and hardware training. The initial challenge is, “How do we make this boring content engaging?” However, the dilemma is that most guides are designed for engineers not lay people.

Updated Nielsen Stats on Mobile Phones

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Excellent new data hot off the nielsenwire blog. Okay.maybe it went up yesterday and I'm a day late, but its still good stuff. I'm actually, a little stunned that the number of smartphones in the U.S. is only 36%. just thought it would be higher for some reason. What are your thoughts? Amplify’d from Consumers and Mobile Apps in the U.S.:

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Questions from the CLO Executive Network

Jay Cross

Clark Quinn and I kicked off a meeting of the Chief Learning Officer Network at Symantec’s offices in Mountain View on Wednesday. We talked of working smarter, the imperative to change, the ins and outs of informal learning, and why mobile learning is inevitable. Clark concluded our 90-minute opener by destroying myths about generational differences, brain-based learning, and learning styles.

Mobile Trends 2020 Africa - hint: mLearn

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

If your view of the evolution of mobile devices is strictly focused on your friends and US media outlets, then you don't have a clue about the impact of mobile devices. Africa is taking advantage of mobility more profoundly than any other continent. There are many reasons why, but this slideshare is a great place to start. Its a fabulous collection of trends spotted by those who live there and follow technology stories. If you're in education/learning/training related fields there is a lot to be learned here. Don't forget about mLearnCon as well coming up in June.

Implementing working smarter: top-down or bottom-up?

Jay Cross

At yesterday’s meeting of the CLO Executive Network, people asked whether it’s better to start at the top or the organization or to grow things from the bottom. It depends. We’ve seen grass-roots efforts go viral and spread from humble beginnings to enterprise-wide collaborative network. We’ve also seen mandates from senior executives kick off powerful in-house social networks. In the long run, success depends on covering all the bases, from the workflow to the executive suite. Here’s a hypothetical approach: Unable to display content. Adobe Flash is required.


Adobe FrameMaker 10: Repeat the Last Operation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Barb Binder  Here's another simple, yet powerful feature that is new in FrameMaker 10. If you pull down the Edit menu and start reading from the top, you'll find Undo, Redo, History and then new Repeat command. Its job is simply to repeat your last activity. This includes:   Type text. Paste. Delete. Apply a character format. Apply a paragraph format. Insert a graphic object (i.e., Arc, Ellipse, Group, Inset, Line, Math, Polygon, Polyline, Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, TextFrame, TextLine, and Unanchored Frame). Insert a table. Set Object Properties.

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Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network.

Social Learning

According to the 1996 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 70% of workplace knowledge is learned informally (a statistic that is frequently referenced in the learning industry). While I haven't seen more recent data

What Belongs in a Scorecard?

CLO Magazine

This is an excellent question that comes up repeatedly. Many start with the available data and ask how they can use it in a scorecard. This is the wrong approach, as it proves challenging for those fortunate enough to have data warehouses full of information. Answers to two just questions should guide the selection of data and the construction of the scorecard: What is the purpose of the scorecard? Who is the intended audience? The function simply cannot be managed to deliver results without this type of information on at least a monthly basis. The Business Of Learning scorecard


My LMS vendor just got acquired by another company! Now what?!

eLearning Weekly

The landscape of learning management system (LMS) vendors is constantly changing. There have been dozens of acquisitions in the past decade, including a big one this week. This can be a scary time if your organization happens to be using an LMS that gets acquired by or merged with another company. So, if your LMS vendor gets acquired by another. company, what should you do? For customizations).


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