Fri.Apr 20, 2012

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The Future of Work and Learning

The Peformance Improvement

I have been asked to speak to a group of 14 to 16 year olds about the importance of finishing high school and attending college. It’s one of my favorite topics. But as I thought about the talk I realized that I better say something about the future of work and why college has become more important than ever.  It’s fun but risky to speculate about the future of work and learning.

Humanline - more free images for educational use

eLearning Acupuncture

I know I have written about free photo repositories before ( here and here ). Here’s the new kid on the block: Humanline. It’s an image library of arts, history and science that is mainly focused on licensing images for use in education ( your ears should perk up now ) and for commercial use. The usual credit-line requirement is there; much like a Creative Commons-type license. grin*).

Open-source and the “security through obscurity” fallacy

eFront

The security of open source software is a key concern for organizations planning to implement it as part of their software stack, particularly if it will play a major role. Currently, there is an ongoing debate on whether open source software increases software security or is detrimental to its security. There are a variety of different benefits and drawbacks for both sides of the argument.

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

My previous blog post  that revealed that around 70% of respondents in my recent survey found training (including e-learning) “unimportant” or only “somewhat important” has generated quite a bit of interest. number of comments focused on how we now need to make training/e-learning more “engaging” or “effective” to recapture the interest of these people. Reflect and review. Get organized.

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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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4 Must-haves for a m-Learning Tool

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

These days designing and delivering end-to-end e-learning on mobile devices is on everyone's mind. What kind of capabilties must tools have to support m-learning? Here is a quick 4-point checklist. Device Capabilties Depending on the target device, user interface capabilities will vary. The m-learning tool should utilize fully the capabilities of the target device. Templates Ready-to-use templates for all supported devices go a long way in ensuring professional presentation while saving time. Even better the tool could intelligently select an alternative media from multiple media provided.

Probing the frontier

Learning and Working on the Web

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared  via Twitter  this past week. Quote via @karlpro. “@charlesjennings: Keynote at  # AITD2012 classic quote of the day: “ The toothpaste is out of the tube ” re: social media in the workplace.” ” by @AnneBB. Why Sharing Makes Sense to Pleistocene Hunters and Digital Economies – via @eprenen. FINDINGS.

Friday Spotlight > MyGraduationPlan

Enspire Learning

In 2011, Excent engaged Enspire Learning to create online instruction for MyGraduationPlan ® , a unique, flexible curriculum that empowers students with disabilities. Blog custom e-learning high school interactive course K-12 learning

Thinking about Clearing the Cloudy Air of our Industry

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The alphabet soup of the training industry continues to grow and change. The terms get mixed in marketing materials, and confused during otherwise productive conversations. In my role within The eLearning Guild for the last few years I've had the pleasure of many conversations. I've met a lot of people and gotten to know some very well. The interesting thing is that I continue to hear frustration in the tone of many conversations with many interactions turning into arguments. I've been on a rather strange mission over the past several months. want to draw a picture of our industry. They exist.

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.

How to Use 1-on-1 Training Without Breaking the Bank

Mindflash

When you hear the words “one-on-one training,” your first impulse is probably to throw your hands in the air and explain about your squeezed budget. But fear not. We understand resources are tight. But even in today’s era of less-than-luxurious learning and development spending, there’s still a case to be made for tailor-made, personalized training.

elearning versus mlearning

Clark Quinn

Mayra Aixa Avilar  (who I hope to meet someday, maybe at mLearnCon ?)pointed pointed to this post saying “mLearning is starting to diverge from eLearning not only in specific meaning, but in approach and design as well”, and I want to politely disagree. Depends, of course, on what you mean by elearning, to start with. The clear implication is that elearning is about courses on the desktop.  As I’ve discussed before, when I’m talking about ‘ big L ‘ learning, I’m covering research, performance, innovation, creativity as well as more typical execution.

#TrainChat Wrapup: What Trainers Can Learn From Angry Birds

Mindflash

On Friday the Daily Mindflash once again hosted a Twitter chat with contributor David Kelly, in which we discussed his latest article, “ What Angry Birds Can Teach Us About Instructional Design.” Once again, the chat was a success, with hundreds of questions, comments, and opinions pouring in to the hashtag  #TrainChat  related to the topic. Millions of people play it… Why?

The Agile Software Vendor (Part 2 – Writing Good User Stories)

Dawn of Learning

In our first post on agile development from January ([link] we discussed the basics of the Agile software development process and why it is good for software vendors and their customers. This article looks at what makes a good User Story – the core of defining requirements. What exactly is a User Story? User Stories are simply requirements. But, as with everything in Agile, we both simplify and specify the process. Short – typically limited to one page. Simple –  Describes one or more “atomic” (small) pieces of functionality. We want to identify simple, clear, small pieces of functionality.

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.

Back in the ‘speaking saddle’…

Tayloring it

… that’s right folks, despite being a dreaded vendor , I have recently spoken at the UCISA Using Social Media For Training event at the kind invitation of the lovely Gillian Fielding. Gillian and I met several months ago and discussed potential subjects and settling upon me looking at the use of YouTube, whilst other facilitators delved into other areas. Thanks for the inspiration Sue!

Five Reasons More U.S. Manufacturers Use Online Training

OpenSesame

While many U.S. industrial facilities still use time-consuming classroom training for repetitive site-specific orientations, more progressive manufacturers are turning to online training to reduce injuries, lower costs, and make better use of valuable classroom training time. Here are five important reasons why. Right eLearning Solutions

Back in the ‘speaking saddle’…

Tayloring it

… that’s right folks, despite being a dreaded vendor , I have recently spoken at the UCISA Using Social Media For Training event at the kind invitation of the lovely Gillian Fielding. Gillian and I met several months ago and discussed potential subjects and settling upon me looking at the use of YouTube, whilst other facilitators delved into other areas. Thanks for the inspiration Sue!

NorthgateArinso Coins "BPaaS" to Position Its Solutions

Learning on the Leading Edge

I know you will forgive me a literary allusion, as I was struck by a thought in NorthgateArinso’s well-organized analyst briefing in Boston last week. The allusion is to Pirandello’s play “Six Characters in Search of an Author” – a play in which the characters are seeking a playwright to create a theme to bind them together. And why, you may well ask? But like Pirandello’s six characters – the question is what connects the disparate divisions together into a compelling market force? The answer is original. “BPaaS.” Partnership Growth.

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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.

Learning Liberation Continues - Hurray!

Vignettes Learning

Coursera https://www.coursera.org/ has partnered with Stanford, Princeton, Michigan U, and University of Pennsylvia to provide for free thousands of online learning.  Today, I am a proud practitioner of eLearning. And many of you should. Ray Jimenez, PhD. Vignettes Learning Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning

NorthgateArinso Coins "BPaaS" to Position Its Solutions

Learning on the Leading Edge

I know you will forgive me a literary allusion, as I was struck by a thought in NorthgateArinso’s well-organized analyst briefing in Boston last week. The allusion is to Pirandello’s play “Six Characters in Search of an Author” – a play in which the characters are seeking a playwright to create a theme to bind them together. And why, you may well ask? But like Pirandello’s six characters – the question is what connects the disparate divisions together into a compelling market force? The answer is original. “BPaaS.” Partnership Growth.

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NorthgateArinso Coins "BPaaS" to Position Its Solutions

Learning on the Leading Edge

I know you will forgive me a literary allusion, as I was struck by a thought in NorthgateArinso’s well-organized analyst briefing in Boston last week. The allusion is to Pirandello’s play “Six Characters in Search of an Author” – a play in which the characters are seeking a playwright to create a theme to bind them together. And why, you may well ask? But like Pirandello’s six characters – the question is what connects the disparate divisions together into a compelling market force? The answer is original. “BPaaS.” Partnership Growth.

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