Wed.Nov 16, 2011

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eLearning: Tips for Better Data Representation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. I recently attended an Edward Tufte course on "Presenting Data and Information." " If you are unsure of who Edward Tufte is, I would suggest checking out his Wikipedia page. Here are some of the top tips I took away from the course: Stop Assuming Your Audience is Dumb Have you noticed that PowerPoint presentations and eLearning modules will often do the "slow reveal," only showing one bullet point at a time? Why do we do that? Do we think that our audience cannot handle all the information at once? Tufte pointed out that readers of George A.

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LinkedIn is the proverbial dark horse of social media: we all know it’s there, but few of us use it to its full potential. With just a little bit of effort you will see how the powerful social site can help you market yourself and your business far more than you imagined. Click image to enlarge). Online Training LinkedIn Marketing social media training

eLearning Development: Haste Makes Waste

Upside Learning

Make haste slowly. Benjamin Franklin. We’re getting used to instant search, instant news, instant messages, instant updates, instant food, instant banking, and instant everything. In this world of instant gratification sometimes we need to take a moment and think is everything really necessary ‘now’? Aren’t there things that need more time to be created properly, created beautifully?

Tips to Write Better eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Who would have thought that simply writing an eLearning course would require the instructional designer to have so many different writing skills? As an instructional designer our writing has to motivate the learner, as well as, instruct them on correct processes, policies, techniques, etc. In the eLearning Coach’s article 10 Types of Writing for eLearning Connie explores the 10 different writing types we must all remember when writing effective eLearning. Below is a summary of her key concepts…with a few of my own thoughts added in: 1. Writing On-Screen Text. Writing Audio Scripts. Copywriting.

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Forming a Training Mobility Strategy by Adam Smith

Learning Solutions Magazine

Having a workable strategy for implementing mobile learning is important, and it is even more important that the strategy responds to business needs. This Spotlight, the first part of a planned series over the next several months, introduces the approach that a utility company is taking to match mobile strategy to needs. Future Trends Getting Started Management Strategies Mobile Learning

Linking Succession Planning with Current and Future Biz Needs: Jill Zimmerman at Corporate U Week

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from morning session at Corporate University week. Vision: “To the be the most rewarding relationship consumers and business have with a financial services company.” Mission: to help people achieve better financial future Succession Planning Process Tools Key success factors Key success factor #1: always start with a bus strategy. Do we have the right jobs to meet the needs?

Telecom Travel Travails

Clark Quinn

Ok,so I’m ‘abroad’ in Canada, and they have different carriers, so I can’t blithely use data like I normally do. Well, I’m told that the conference center has no wifi, and it’s away from the hotel, so I figured I didn’t want to be out of touch, so I’d look into data packages. Now the story gets interesting : the guy who gave the ‘reduced’ call rate said that the package was 125 MB for $50, but that since I would be only there a few days, that the cost would be prorated but I could use all the data. 65MB, that should be enough.

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Developing and Marketing your Learning and Organizational Development Brand at Corporate University Week

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from Corporate University Week. Developing and Marketing your Learning and Organizational Development Brand Judy Whitcomb SPHR Chief Learning Officer, Vice President, Human Resources and Learning and Organizational Development Vi (formerly Classic Residence by Hyatt) She started off sharing stories about their organization. Start with an analysis of how the learning brand is being perceived within your organization. Then figure out where you want to go and what you want to do? Identify 5-6 key words that you want to use to identify your brand within the org.

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Come Read our DevLearn11 Reaction Piece

eLearning Weekly

If DevLearn 2011 at the Aria in Las Vegas did anything, it confirmed one certainty about elearning: elearning is exhilarating. eLearning is esoteric, cutting edge, tumultuous, and sexy. And elearning is an industry. Eric and Shonit Speaking at DevLearn11. The eLearning Guild hosted quite a conference. Vegas was sunny. And Vegasy. … [ read the rest! ].

Veterans Affairs Learning University at Corporate University Week

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from Corporate University Week. Alice Muellerweiss, Dean at Veterans Affairs Learning University Trained 200,000 in the first 9 months of the learning organization. Veterans Affairs Learning University (VALU) started in 2008ish… Support over 20,000 Veterans Strengthen the way we serve veterans by employing more veterans – Recruit, Retain, Reintegrate our Veterans VA for Vets program: goal is 40% Veterans working within VA Diverse mission (still serving two family members from the Civil War!) Mission to transform the VA to a 21st Century Org. People will make the mission.