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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.

Employees Leave Managers, Not Jobs

Enspire Learning

Enspire Learning recently released Management Challenge , the newest addition to Enspire’s suite of simulation-based leadership and management development programs! Management Challenge uses a combination of team-based simulations, video-based role-plays, and facilitated discussions to help managers become better prepared to communicate with their employees and avoid turnover. 13 at 11 a.m.

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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

Gathering a #research tribe has benefits

Ignatia Webs

The more I think about it, the more I am convinced that this era demands collaborative approaches to stay on top of any expertise. In order to enable collaboration, mutual trust and respect is needed. This in part will result in the necessary openness and willingness to grow collectively, research collectively. It was a great, open, informal research experience. And now, I want to expand on this.

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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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

Advantages of WordPress over Moodle


Open-source software has ushered in a new era of possibilities in the learning space. For a while now, Moodle has been the world’s most popular open-source learning management system. It  has enabled organizations of all sizes to deliver and track learning to (likely) millions of people across the globe. Lately, however, Moodle is becoming rather stale. Unless you are a skillful programmer, removing the clunkiness that Moodle has out-of-the-box can be quite the task. What are the advantages of using WordPress over Moodle? As you may know, Moodle started to be developed back in early 2000.

Things ain't what they used to be

Learning with e's

Not so long ago, objects were simply objects. They only came alive in Disney cartoons, or after a heavy drinking session. Most of the time, objects were simply there to be used to perform a task the user required. Now that is all about to change, as we advance into the next phase of Web evolution. We are about to see the emergence of what Kevin Ashton called ' the Internet of Things '.

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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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.

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Learning and Working on the Web

Our nature – our bias towards an inward focus based on tradition and the past, or an external focus on what we’re seeing around us – cuts across age. Those of us who are willing to question our assumptions will find that we can unlearn (and relearn) at any age. Those who put more weight on what they already know will struggle to change at any age. Peter Evans-Greenwood. Unlearning takes practice.

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?

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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Your Smartphone is Part of a Sensor Array


Have you ever really stopped to wonder what kind of data your smartphone (Android or iOS) device collects? Although you may use your phone as a communications device, many of us think of your phone as an incredible distributed sensor array. If one can combine that data with demographic and purchasing trend information the possibilities are endless. Data represents big money. Accelerometer. Light.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.

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

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

Dashe & Thomson Named IT Training Company To Watch By

Dashe & Thomson

We’re excited to announce that Dashe & Thomson has been named to the 2012 IT Training Companies To Watch List by It’s an honor to be recognized for all of the hard work everyone here has devoted toward creating the best training and eLearning  for our clients. News Press

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.

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.