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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? 

eLearning: Tips for Better Data Representation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. 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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5 Calls for #papers, presentations or/and proposals for #mlearning and #eLearning

Ignatia Webs

If anyone is organizing a conference, workshop. feel free to send it to me @ignatia I will gladly add it to the next call for papers post. EdMedia attracts more than 1,500 leaders in the field from over 70 countries. eLearning Africa is the premier gathering place for all experts and stakeholders engaged or interested in ICT-based education, training and development on the African continent.

Infographic: LinkedIn Bootcamp: Basic Training For The Personal Marketer


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

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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Paul Reevs Triumph University: Standardizing Best Practices Around the Globe at Corporate U Week

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from this morning’s opening session Corporate University Week. Paul Reevs Director of Organizational Development Triumph Group, Inc. Triumph U is young – 18 months. 44 independent companies – 64 locations in 7 countries; 12,000 employees. functional areas within company. Looked across company and identified four areas: triumph culture, Partnerships throughout the org with: SMEs, HR Ambassadors, CoP (clusters of subject matter experts) He has a staff of 4. Needs to rely heavily on those partners. Use your leaders as instructors. corporate university

Custom Branching Navigation with PowerPoint

Integrated Learnings

Normal. 0. false. false. false. EN-US. By Joseph Suarez. PowerPoint-based rapid eLearning tools, such as Articulate Presenter and Snap by Lectora, allow branched navigation, meaning you can create a non-linear navigation path still controlled through the course player’s next and back buttons. But, did you know it’s also possible to add your own custom navigation buttons onto a slide? Normal. 0.

Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences (Clayton R. Wright)


Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences for January to June 2012 This 26th version of the conference list covers selected events from four continents. The list focuses primarily on the use of technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. Prepared by Clayton R. Wright ). Click here to view and download.

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

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

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.

CSTD 2011

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Here are my notes from the session this afternoon at CSTD 2011 in Toronto. If you need other links or information, just add a comment. I’m glad we had a chance to field test a variation of the improv icebreak activity of equilateral triangles. It seems to have got things going a bit. View more presentations from Harold Jarche. complexity Informal Learning Work

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.

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.

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! ].