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Mexico City Workshop Materials

Kapp Notes

Had a great time in Mexico City and really enjoyed meeting everyone, presenting on games and gamification. Here are the slides from the presentation. Introductory Slides. Introduction to Workshop for Grupo Salinas from Karl Kapp. Here are the slides about different game types. Game Type Slides. from Karl Kapp. Here are the game design document slides. Creating a Game Design Document from Karl Kapp.

The Twitter Top 100: Education Technology Must-Follows


Getting “on Twitter” is just the first step. To make the most of Twitter for professional development and learning, you need to build a network of people with shared interests, unique experience and insights to network with and learn from. If you’re interested in education technology and training, we’ve got your starter kit right here. Still not on Twitter? Right Social Learning

Non-verbal communication for online facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

At the University I did communication studies as one of my subjects and I always liked non-verbal communication. As someone who is really enormously mirroring others non-verbal behaviours - it made me notice how often I do this. Non-verbal communication can by via posture, eyecontact, gestures, but also movement or appearance - for instance having long hair as a man - what message does that convey?

Marc My Words: Seven Trends, Predictions, and Resolutions for the New Year by Marc J. Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

If you thought 2012 was an action-packed year, get ready for 2013, because it will be more of the same. Marc looks ahead to what he sees as the key trends, offers some advice about what you can do about them, and suggests where you should remember to learn more. Design Strategies Development Strategies Emerging Topics Management Professional Development Training Strategies

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Those Who Manage, Teach

CLO Magazine

Bosses who teach skills and habits to employees drive higher individual productivity and elevate team performance. There’s an old saying that those who can, do and those who can’t, teach. But in business, as it turns out, those bosses who can, in terms of generating higher productivity, are in fact teachers. According to a study by economics researchers from Stanford and the University of Utah , replacing a low-performing boss with a high-performing one boosts productivity by 12 percent, which is better than adding a 10th worker to a nine-person team. What Makes a Good Boss?

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Compounding Intelligence

Clark Quinn

It is increasingly evident that as we unpack how we get the best results from thinking, we don’t do it alone. Moreover, the elements that contribute emphasize diversity. Two synergistic events highlight this. First, my colleague Harold Jarche has an interesting post riffing off of Stephen Johnson’s new book, Future Perfect.  In looking at patterns that promote more effective decision making, an experiment is cited. In that study, a diverse group of lower intelligence produces better outputs than a group of relatively homogenous smart folks. Are you practicing them?

Quick links and resources from BP’s Future of Learning

Good To Great

At the end of November, I flew over to Houston for a two-day internal conference organised by Nick Shackleton-Jones called ‘Future of Learning’ I tweeted a lot throughout the event, using the #BPFOL12 hashtag, and I’ll be writing up some of the key sessions and takeaways in subsequent posts. should say that this is almost certainly not a complete list.

Study: Enhanced Employee Development Needed in 2013

CLO Magazine

The convergence of a sluggish economy, globalization and other challenges has fundamentally changed workplace dynamics and requires greater emphasis on development, a new study shows. Arlington, Va. — Dec. 10 CEB, a member-based advisory company, has released its annual “Executive Guidance” report, which indicates that the majority of executives are seeking performance gains of 20 percent from their employees to achieve business goals in 2013. However, only 5 percent of employees have the ideal mix of core skills and competencies to deliver the results required. Source: CEB

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Quick links and resources from BP’s Future of Learning

Good To Great

At the end of November, I flew over to Houston for a two-day internal conference organised by Nick Shackleton-Jones called ‘Future of Learning’ I tweeted a lot throughout the event, using the #BPFOL12 hashtag, and I’ll be writing up some of the key sessions and takeaways in subsequent posts. should say that this is almost certainly not a complete list.

Flipapalooza – When Education Moves @ Lightspeed


The next two articles actually make me believe that change can come to Education sooner than later. It’s a case of ‘if it’s broken fix it’ It’s the model that was first talked about here by Daniel Pink two years ago, in September, 2010.   Two years in the world of education is mere pedagogical blink [.]. Corporate Learning Education Flipped Classroom future of learning Learning

The Benefits of Creating a Leadership Legacy

CLO Magazine

Leaving something behind for those who come later has significant organizational and individual value. classic conundrum asks, “If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound?” ” Now, consider this question in an organizational context: If a leader walks out of the office each night, each year, and at the end of a brilliant career has compiled a record of heroic successes, yet leaves no long-term impact on others, did leadership occur? As the question implies, legacy is a crucial component of leadership. These contributions are legacy worthy.

ScreenDraw: Whiteboarding with Camtasia Studio

Visual Lounge

At a conference I attended this summer, a few math teachers were discussing their options for recording hand-written lessons. asked if they had tried using ScreenDraw, a live annotation tool built into the Camtasia Studio recorder. Most of them didn’t even know it was there – and I wondered how many other users had yet to discover it! Can’t view the embedded video?


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Join our Learning Hangout Tuesday at 1:30 pm Pacific/4:30 Eastern/9:30 Greenwich

Jay Cross

Join Google+. (If this is your first time, allow 15 minutes to get set up.). Join our Learning Community. At the appointed hour, I’ll open the Hangout. Hangout accommodates ten people in a video conference. First come, first served. Have your video cam and audio ready to go. Bring a question. This is an Un-Hangout. Community Informal Learning

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Democratization of Organizational Learning

The Peformance Improvement

Organizational learning has, for too long, been owned by consultants and chief training and learning officers. Any effort to learn how to improve leadership, management, team building, communication, planning, or other organizational skills, has started with these external and internal gatekeepers. This has made learning generally inaccessible to the people with the greatest need. . Assess culture.

200 Resources and Counting

Moodle Journal

Being on the lookout as I usually am for new resources for eLearning, as I am sure so many of us are, it was a very pleasant surprise the other day to come across the extensive list for that details over 200 spread across three lists, the link to Part 1 of the list is here and on the page you will find the others. That's all for now, and I hope you find the post useful

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Learning Resolutions: Working Less to Accomplish More


In 2013, it’s time for me to do less… much less. The  Pareto rule (or power laws of distribution) shows that success in a company is driven by the critical few, not the trivial many. So instead of attempting to boil the ocean trying to cover everything, it is better to focus on those key elements in a business that will have the greatest impact on performance. Right Learning Resolutions

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Ugly Babies, Lipstick on Pigs, and Performance Support


When our son, Ryan, was born it was somewhat of a difficult delivery. His head was misshapen and some of his features were swollen. Regardless, the first words from everyone who stopped by to see him were “What a beautiful baby.” Nothing could have been further from the truth. But if someone had said, “My that’s an ugly baby,” they most certainly would have been dropped from the “close friends” list

How to Address Learning Wants


Like many learning and development professionals, I have received numerous and continuous requests throughout my career for training on topics that, with just a little motivation and creativity, people could learn on their own. We sometimes get caught up in addressing learning wants, not learning needs. An operations managers believes she needs Excel training because productivity is falling.

What I was going to say to @zephoria at Hackers tonight.

Mark Oehlert

So went down to the awesome E Street Cinema with @sassysbgal and The Boy Who Is Not On Twitter to a showing of the classic cyber-film "Hackers" starring a young Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller (dude, that laptop is SCREAMING with a 28.8 BPS modem!!). . It was cool and nostalgic and I love it when Miller and Jolie were tossing out "PCI Bus" and "RISC" like they were deeply meaningful. . Its sad.

Book Review: Leaving ADDIE for SAM


Many of my recent blog posts have been about learning experience (LX) design and how our designs can be improved through the proper application of action steps that keep the process as simple as possible. Some of my posts have even criticized existing, popular design models, like ADDIE. Here are a few things I took away from the book that I think you will find valuable. It’s different.”

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

Be careful about bribery this Christmas

Spicy Learning

This year the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) tightened up its guidelines to prosecuting the Bribery Act 2010. This means that as Christmas gifts begin to arrive, so does the threat of unwelcome legal action. Saffron Interactive, a provider of premium Bribery Act training, is warning businesses not to be complacent. In guidelines originally published on its website the white collar crime agency had told companies that ‘reasonable and proportionate’ corporate hospitality would not be prosecuted. In September both sets of guidance were withdrawn. News bribery act training christmas SFO

In 2013 I resolve to…

Visual Lounge

As you look ahead to 2013…what resolutions do you have? Share them with us and we’ll make a video to ring in the new year!  And  we’ll even do a random drawing from among everyone who participates and give away some fun TechSmith swag! It’s easy! Simply fill in the blank with your own 2013 new year’s resolution and we’ll do the rest! In 2013 I resolve to __. Post a link to a video.