Thu.Apr 26, 2012

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How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It

Mindflash

Social Learning is a term that is rapidly spreading throughout the learning and performance field. It’s also a phrase that is on the verge of being completely perverted by the same community. Don’t get me wrong; I’m a big believer in the natural learning that occurs through social interactions. It’s just that, quite frankly, we’re screwing it up. What Exactly Is Social Learning?

Lies, damned lies and the Internet

Learning with e's

Critical thinking is an increasingly important skill students need to acquire. Content is growing exponentially on the web, and students are exposed to increasing amounts of erroneous material, misleading, biased or opinionated accounts and false research. During the last week I have been thinking about how teachers can address this issue. How do we instill these critical skills in our learners?

Email and the Ladder of Inference

The Peformance Improvement

Email, as well as text messages, Tweets, and Facebook comments, are often misinterpreted. The words might be clear but the tone of the message is not understood. In fact, tone cannot be accurately communicated in these media. The brevity of the sender’s message and limited attention on the part of the receiver result in a kind of communication that is ripe for misconstrued emotion and intensity.

Gartner’s top tech 2012 predictions: Impact on learning at 3 levels

Learning Cafe

The highly respected information technology research and advisory company Gartner has made the top 10 enterprise technology predictions for 2012. You can access the presentation and webinar here This blog posting attempts to translate these trends into how it will impact the learning in organisations. e-Learning, video, mobile learning etc. Impact at the enterprise level i.e Impact on Learners.

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Using Return on Investment for Training Programs

The Learning Dispatch

Return on Investment (ROI) is a metric commonly used in business and financial circles to compare competing investments. The use of ROI is growing in the training industry, but has recently become controversial; industry thought leader, Jane Bozarth recently said ROI is “evaluation by autopsy.” Leading E-Learning blogger David Kelly states in his blog post "Why We Should Stop Talking About ROI in Training" that "for as long as Return on Investment, or ROI, has been a prevalent concept in business, it’s also been a fixture of workplace learning and performance. But no longer a welcome one.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How To Smarten Up Sexual Harassment Training

Mindflash

Sexual harassment is no laughing matter — yet many companies roll out online training courses, videos workshops, and other materials that can feel more like awkward parodies than valuable resources. How can you make sure that your training program explains sexual harassment without giving everyone a case of the giggles? Here are some guidelines to help training be teken seriously.

FOOL-PROOF Formula For Successful Instructional Design

LearnDash

Despite the various forms of eLearning development, there is a proven strategy that will go a long way in increasing the effectiveness of your eLearning. For many out there, this might be engrained in your phsyche; the basis for every training you develop – but for many professionals entering the field, you can use this as a general guide on how all your training should be developed. Tweet.

Measurement Part 4: Implementation Tips and Technology Tools

The Learning Circuits

Designing the program is only the beginning - data are even more valuable in enabling you to consistently improve your learning programs. This week, we’ll discuss the “red meat”: Implementation, data analysis, and program improvement. Baseline Assessment Once you have completed your program design, start the implementation phase by taking a baseline assessment. This means using the tools and measurements you have identified to assess your target audience’s current status and performance - and your organization’s status and performance. While this can be frustrating, it is an opportunity.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

OpenSesame Joins the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Webinar Series

OpenSesame

OpenSesame is proud to announce that co-founders Josh Blank and Tom Turnbull will appear next week on the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network “Life in an Incubator” webinar series, sharing our experience working and growing in the Portland State University Business Accelerator. Right Press Releases

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The Gamification of Learning and Instruction

Take an e-Learning Break

Karl Kapp’s new book “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” launched this week – I was able to preview the book. It’s available on the ASTDBook store and Amazon. Make sure to use your Chapter Code when ordering the book to support your local ASTD Chapter - the Houston ASTD Code is CH7032. The four themes in the book are: 1. Matching game results with game design. This is a arcade game.

Why You Need Responsible Social Media Use Training

cogentys

[click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!]. Animation compliance training responsible social media training

Brandon's App of the Week – Pocket

Bottom-Line Performance

Each week Brandon Penticuff , Bottom-Line Performance’s Director of Technology and admitted app-obsessed iOS user will share an app that he is using that week. Whether it is an app to make you more productive, teach you something, or simply entertain you, we hope that you’ll enjoy learning about them! Perhaps the best way to think of Pocket is to imagine it as a DVR for the internet.

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Style-ish

Clark Quinn

I’m a real fan of styles, ala Microsoft Word. If you don’t get this concept, I wish you would. Let me explain. The concept is fairly simple. Instead of hand-formatting a document by manually adding in bold, font sizes, italics, indents, extra paragraph returns, you define a paragraph as a ‘style’ That is, you say this paragraph is a heading 1, that paragraph is normal or body text, this other one is a figure, etc. Then you define what a heading one looks like: bold, font size 14, with space before of 6 pts, and space after of 6 pts, etc. Why use styles?

Brandon’s App of the Week – Pocket

Bottom-Line Performance

Each week Brandon Penticuff , Bottom-Line Performance’s Director of Technology and admitted app-obsessed iOS user will share an app that he is using that week. Whether it is an app to make you more productive, teach you something, or simply entertain you, we hope that you’ll enjoy learning about them! Perhaps the best way to think of Pocket is to imagine it as a DVR for the internet.

INFOGRAPHIC: How To Smarten Up Sexual Harassment Training

Mindflash

Sexual harassment is no laughing matter — yet many companies roll out online training courses, videos workshops, and other materials that can feel more like awkward parodies than valuable resources. How can you make sure that your training program explains sexual harassment without giving everyone a case of the giggles? Here are some guidelines to help training be teken seriously.