Sun.Jul 24, 2011

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Give Cruella a chance

Clive on Learning

Epic have begun their Summer 2011 debate. The motion this year is: “This house believes that as social learning increases, so the requirement for traditional training departments shrinks”. I am speaking against the motion. Arguing against social media is like asking for support for Cruella De Vil in her quest to make a nice new coat from those cuddly dalmations. Not that I had any choice.

Explore A New Learning Frontier: MOOC by Inge de Waard

Learning Solutions Magazine

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a relatively new format for learning. These are online gatherings of people willing to jointly exchange information and collaboratively enhance their knowledge about a topic of common interest. Learn here about MOOCs, how they work, and how to take part in the “Mother of all MOOCs”! Design Strategies Future Trends Learning 2.0 Social Media

Michael Allen's new eLearning Books

eFront

A few months ago I had the honor to talk with Michael Allen , Chairman and CEO of Allen Interactions. Michael told me about two new eLearning books that he was writing at the moment. Recently Michael told me that he just published his two news books. As you can understand I am super excited!!! As with the other books in this series, this book is geared toward pragmatic application.

Explore A New Learning Frontier: MOOCs by Inge de Waard

Learning Solutions Magazine

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a relatively new format for learning. These are online gatherings of people willing to jointly exchange information and collaboratively enhance their knowledge about a topic of common interest. Learn here about MOOCs, how they work, and how to take part in the “Mother of all MOOCs”! Design Strategies Future Trends Learning 2.0 Social Media

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

Do Business Simulations Need to Model Reality?

Enspire Learning

Recently, I have had a few lively discussions about how closely leadership and business simulations should model reality to be meaningful learning experiences. For example, to what extent does a simulation on financial  acumen need to replicate the dynamics of specific industries? How closely should strategy or marketing simulations model the positions of industry competitors?

Welcome to the Learning Decade!

aLearning

So says Sam Herring, writing for Fast Company   in his article, “Moving Toward 2010: The Learning Decade&# (3/21/11). Bravo! I’m all for that. Of course, I wouldn’t limit the value of learning to just one decade, but if we must, this one is as good as any. Better, says Herring. All because of the Great Recession. “…[M]ore and more organizations recognize that learning can help solve the most vexing economic and financial problems of the day. As a result, we predict that the years leading up to 2020 will be known as ‘The Learning Decade.’&#. ’&#.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-24

Jane Hart

Tweet. RT @ sparkandco : Some interesting ideas for # RealWPLearn here: [link] #. RT @ TechCrunch : Blackboard Buyer Providence Equity Acquires Personalized Online Learning Platform From PrepMe [link] #. RT @ fdomon : 19 Interesting Ways* to (possibly) use Google … – “Google Docs&# [link] #. Workshop: Insights into working smarter Wed 20 July 8.45 pm BST/3.45 pm Eastern [link] Tweet que… (cont) [link] #. G.Co: Google Has a New URL Shortener [link] @ mashable <only for Google products #. Big bonuses coming for Google Apps users, says InfoWorld [link] #. link] #. link] #.