Sat.Feb 09, 2013

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Fewer Full-Sized Courses. More learning snacks, ePubs, Videos, and Reference Tools

Bottom-Line Performance

This is an excerpt from  Sharon Boller’s  newest white paper,  Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months. As tablets and phones enter the workplace, we also see clients getting excited by “just-in-time” access to ePubs and reference tools. complete. ePubs. Videos.

Being Negroponte

Learning with e's

Learning when there is no school' In 1995 I read a little black paperback book that changed my view on the world. The title of the book was ' Being Digital ' and the author was Nicholas Negroponte. Several key elements of Negroponte's book stood out for me and challenged my thinking. Firstly, he talks of a time when all media will be transformed from atoms into bits. He is well connected too.

Mitchel Resnick’s “Kindergarten Thinking”

Dave's Whiteboard

I’ve been reading All I Really Need to Know (about Creative Thinking) I Learned (by Studying How Children Learn) in Kindergarten , by Mitchel Resnick of the MIT Media lab. This was the suggested reading for the first session of the Learning Creative Learning online course. Resnick’s image of kindergarten learning. It’s like all that  fun drill and practice. scrap of Scratch.

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Three things

Learning with e's

There are three things we need to know about learning for this generation. The first is that learning needs to be personalised. As I argued in a previous post , learning must be differentiated, because one size does not fit all, and standardised curricula and testing are not fit for purpose in the 21st Century. Personal learning is unique to each learner. Secondly, learning needs to be social.

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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aLearning Trail Guide Going Dark


Not my choice, but the days for ordering e-versions of aLearning: A Trail Guide to Association eLearning are numbered.* The e-reader enabled versions and possibly the PDF version will no longer be available after the end of this month. If you’ve been putting off purchasing the aLearning Trail Guide, don’t wait much longer. You can order here. For info on this book and others, click here. The print version will continue to be available (with its accompanying postage and shipping fees) for the foreseeable future.