Mon.Jan 30, 2012

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IMU-LS-04: Facilitating a Massive Open Online Course (Stephen Downes)


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (100 Free slots made available to Public! Running out fast!) IMU LEARNING SERIES Welcome to the IMU Learning Series (Round 4)… The most electrifying webinar series on the planet (by 2013)! We are thrilled to announce that our second invited International speaker is Stephen Downes …Simply WOW! UPCOMING WEBINAR? Too exciting to mention. CLICK HERE!

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ASTD TechKnowledge Wrap Up in Pictures #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

Back home now after another exciting week in Las Vegas for ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2012 conference and expo. (I took a redeye home Friday night and then went camping with my son’s cub scout pack Saturday night. Crazy, I know.). know my brain was full but invigorated! live blogged most of the sessions I went to: Jane McGonigal. Stuart Crabb of Facebook. Connie Malamed on Cognitive Load. astdtk12

Introducing.the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive!

Visual Lounge

We're excited to introduce a fun new project we're working on this month--the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive! Starting last week, we challenged four small businesses in the Lansing, Michigan area to "test drive" Camtasia Studio and/or Camtasia for Mac in their business setting for four weeks. Visual Loungers, meet Ciesa Design, Gravity Works, Loudpixel, and Netvantage! CiesaDesign.

The End of a Job as We Know It

Learning on the Leading Edge

The concept of a job, as we know it, is starting to go away. Over the last year I've been speaking with many corporate business and human resource leaders and hearing a common theme: we need our organizations to be more agile. We need to redesign organizations so we can learn faster, communicate better, and respond more rapidly to change. Something very profound is happening.

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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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Community lessons

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Here are some lessons I’ve learned about online learning communities that are developed in support of training and education: A loose-knit online learning community can scale to many participants and remain effective. Only a small percentage, ~ 10%, of members, will be active. If facilitators can seed good topics and provide feedback, then conversations can flourish. Communities

Social Learning: Are you starting from the right place?

Jane Hart

When I hear people ask for advice about how to “do” or “implement” social learning it reminds me of this Irish joke. “Paddy stopped cutting the hedge as the big car drew up beside him and an English visitor enquired, . “Could you tell me the way to Balbriggan, Please?” ” Paddy wiped his brow. . “Certainly, sor. no still that wouldn’t do?

OpenSesame Wins Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Silver Award


We are proud to announce we have been awarded a Brandon-Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Silver Award in the Content Authoring and Content Management Technology category for our patent-pending SCORM video player. Right Press Releases


Is Social Learning Super? Gridiron Guru Launches Today!

Bottom-Line Performance

Last week , we announced our new social learning lab and invited you to participate. Gridiron Guru is a social learning game playable on the iPad as a web app or from your desktop. It tests your football knowledge across four categories: rules, offense, defense, and game strategy. The game is live today! Head over to to start playing. What are you waiting for? Let the social learning begin

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.

Drowning in E-Mail? A Few Tips for Staying Afloat


You’re sitting down to type up your big report, which is due by the end of the day. An e-mail pops up. Another one. Neither are particularly important. But somehow it’s just impossible to start working without checking them first. Back to the report. Another e-mail. Clearly, e-mail is a staple of the modern office. But for all its benefits, it may actually be hurting your overall productivity.

What you should look for when doing a QA

Good To Great

Last week I set out the benefits of QA. But what does ‘QA’ actually mean? To many people, it is synonymous with ‘proof-reading’, but that’s a very simplistic view. QA stands for quality assurance, and that means quality in every respect. If you were QA-ing a newspaper article, the review would of course cover spelling and grammar. But it would also cover factual accuracy, tone of voice, sources for quotations and so on. If you were QA-ing a dining table, however, there’s no proof-reading required. Is the writing consistently UK or US English spelling?

More Learning and Development Myths

Absorb LMS

As a follow up to my post of last December titled “ The Biggest Myths in Learning and Development ,” I asked the following  question within various LinkedIn discussion groups: What other learning and development beliefs do we hold to be true but probably aren’t? Jean-Marc R. L&D facilitators need to be subject matter experts on what they deliver. Anders B. Hannah T. James M.

#astdTK12: Immersive Learning Simulations – Cutting Through the Hype

Sudden Insight

Summary: At ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2012, Steven Villachica and Deborah Stone defined immersive learning simulations, offered four tips for building them, and then discussed a simulation they had built together. Steven and Deborah defined an immersive learning simulation loosely, in my opinion. Learners should be engaged at the problem or task level, not just the operational or action level.

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.