Fri.May 11, 2012

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Time to tame the HiPPO

Clive on Learning

In the latest edition of Wired magazine I came across the term 'HiPPO' - the highest paid person's opinion. The term is widely used in web design and usability circles to refer to those people who have the final word on any design issue on the basis that they're the highest paid person in the room. I'm not surprised. I've worked with some pretty outrageous HiPPOS in my time, usually clients.

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The New Articulate Storyline iPad App and mLearning [VIDEOS]

mLearning Revolution

Mayra Aixa Villar: As Instructional Designers, every day, we look for that spark of inspiration that can help us design our next eLearning project. We strongly believe in simple but still engaging designs, and for that reason, we’re always trying to find creative ideas to present learning content in order to get our message across. via A new methaphor for e-Learning – Challenge to learn.

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The Democratic Workplace

eFront

When we hear the word “democracy” we usually think “politics.” ” So how is organizational politics different? Worldblu.com (a global network of organizations committed to practicing freedom and democracy in the workplace) explains the difference perfectly: “Organizational democracy is a system of organization that is based on freedom, instead of fear and control.

Learning analytics as indicators of online course drop-out a paper by the MobiMOOC research team

Ignatia Webs

Under the lead of the wonderfully driven Apostolos Koutropoulos , Sean Abajian and Michael Sean Gallagher , all of us in the MobiMOOC research team (other members are Nilgün Keskin , Rebecca Hogue and Osvaldo Rodriguez and myself) got a chance to collaboratively write a paper on "emotive vocabulary in MOOCs: context and participation retention".

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.

Review of ASTD International Trade Expo

eLearning 24-7

With great anticipation I entered the huge expo at ASTD International show earlier this week. Lots of vendors, lots of potential. However with hope comes disappointment, and that disappointment appeared numerous times. There were vendors that had nice LMSs and cool features. There were some very slick products. Yet, overall the show was Lame. It just wasn’t me thinking this, I heard it from attendees and even other vendors who were trolling the floor. Time to hit the floor. The Show Angle. In the past this show has been heavily geared to instructor led training in the corporate space.

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Thought on using Prezi as a teaching/learning tool

Dont Waste Your Time

Thanks to Steve Anderson ( @web20classroom ) for sharing this Prezi on “Thoughts on using Prezi as a teaching tool” It’s another good example of what you can do (and what you should avoid; e.g. excessive zooming and rotations) when trying to engage the audience and demonstrate/explain concepts, time lines, technical diagrams, etc. As with all Prezi’s it is best view full screen. Thoughts on using Prezi as a teaching tool on Prezi. Have you used Prezi with your learning materials? Are you brave enough to show off your work? Related posts: ‘Prezi’ App.

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Etiquette for sharing

Learning and Working on the Web

Many people like to share things online. Twitter is full of links to other websites. For a long time you needed to use URL shorteners to ensure you stayed within Twitter’s 140 character limit. There are now many to choose from, including  open source  and  full-service analytics. Now Twitter has its own URL shortener – t.co – that converts every link that is shared.

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A Doodle of a Calendar!

eContent

Every once and a while a new web based tool comes along which not only solves a need, but in a fantastic and unobtrusive manner. Doodle is that kind ot tool. Let me level set the scenario for you. How many times have you experienced this situation? You need to set a meeting date with many people from outside your organization (work or private life). when are you available? 

Do you want fries with that?

Learning and Working on the Web

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared  via Twitter  this past week. birgittaj – “ Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power. Benito Mussolini” HCI  : “more than 50% of line managers believe that shutting down the L&D function would have no impact on employee performance!”. label. Princeton?

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IDEA: Real Time Relevant Course Feedback

LearnDash

This idea isn't revolutionary by any means, but I keep thinking about how useful it could be for learning professionals, companies, and any other organization.  The idea first came to me after reading some feedback on someone who suggested a feature for WPLMS. In some respects this may already be in place  (if so, please share!) but even if it is, I think it should/could become a norm. The idea? 

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Are You Mistaking Tracking for Learning?

Mindflash

In learning and development, as in every area of business, it isn’t simply enough to produce results. You also need to measure those results to prove you’re beneficial to your organization and get recognition (and support) for your efforts. There’s no doubt you need numbers, but are the numbers you’re focused on actually the right ones? But What About Assessment?

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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.

Making the Job Search Work for You - The Science of Fit

Learning on the Leading Edge

Looking for a job is like playing the dating game: you're like a lover looking for the best mate, and the employer is playing the same game in reverse. ( The Dating Game , a TV show in the 1970s, let women select from three "eligible bachelors." " It was among the most popular shows of its time. call this the paradox of today's labor market. " What??

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#TrainChat Wrap-Up: The Skills Learning Pros Need Now

Mindflash

On Friday, the Daily Mindflash hosted yet another #TrainChat on Twitter, in which we posed the question: What skills do learning and development pros need now? Mindflash contributor and L&D pro Bill Cushard helped guide our discussion. Here’s a recap of the discussion that followed (please excuse the Twitter-ese grammar). Employee Training employee training L&D learning and development Online Training training

Making the Job Search Work for You - The Science of Fit

Learning on the Leading Edge

Looking for a job is like playing the dating game: you're like a lover looking for the best mate, and the employer is playing the same game in reverse. ( The Dating Game , a TV show in the 1970s, let women select from three "eligible bachelors." " It was among the most popular shows of its time. call this the paradox of today's labor market. " What?? " 2.

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Making the Job Search Work for You - The Science of Fit

Learning on the Leading Edge

Looking for a job is like playing the dating game: you're like a lover looking for the best mate, and the employer is playing the same game in reverse. ( The Dating Game , a TV show in the 1970s, let women select from three "eligible bachelors." " It was among the most popular shows of its time. call this the paradox of today's labor market. " What?? " 2.

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