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iPad for eLearning


I have read several articles about iPad for eLearning and I believe that we are missing the point. Why iPad was created? iPad was not created for supporting eLearning and (or) mLearning instead it was created as a media device that supports books, magazines, newspapers, games, music, video and web access. The answer is simple. Come on guys. Maybe some organizations wish about that. But guess.

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Meet Us At CIPD HRD 2011, Olympia, London

Upside Learning

2011 seems to be really big on events for us. After a huge success at ASTD TechKnowledge 2011, April will see us participating in CIPD HRD 2011 , an HRD conference and exhibition. Scheduled to take place on the 6th and 7th of April 2011 in Olympia, London , this event will see leading learning and organization development suppliers in a range of disciplines including training, L&D, OD, leadership, coaching and more, come together under one roof. We’ll also be sharing practical ideas on building a strong training function in organizations. And we bet you wouldn’t want to miss it.

The Impact of Social Media in the Workplace

CLO Magazine

Social media continues to grow, as do the discussions regarding its application within the realm of business and learning. There are various interpretations of social media, whether it is specific to networking and web 2.0 technologies or spans the use of any existing technology that enhances social relationships. Social media, however, has many benefits to business, especially the evident advancements in collaboration and communication. As social media technology continues to change and grow in popularity, companies will need to consider strategies to leverage its use in the workplace.

Imagined worlds

Learning with e's

One of the new skills that teachers will need to master in the future will be the ability to manage virtual learning spaces. Learning always takes place in the mind of the learner, but the formalised activities of learning have never been confined to the classroom. They are bounded by walls, rules and conventions. They refuse to perpetuate old ways of thinking in new environments. Unported License.

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.

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It’s true, great minds must think alike…

Tayloring it

… because earlier this week Lesley Price and I both tweeted about the same subject within an hour or so of each other. This was the thought that was running through my mind as I was driving home a few days ago, which I subsequently tweeted about… Later on that evening Lesley tweeted this. This led to an exchange of tweets between us, which resulted in Lesley being kind enough to share an experience with me via this email. Hi Craig. Natalie, my daughter took time off work to drive me.  She sat on the table I was facilitating…. She then just said…. Why all the discussion???  Lesley.

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Creating an interactive YouTube video - video-based scenarios

Take an e-Learning Break

Have you checked out interactive YouTube videos and wondered how they were created? How it works: while the video plays, it offers options through links embedded in the video, which take you to a different place on the timeline or to a different video, which offers new options, and so on. The combined effect is a seemingly infinite number of choices, but for interactive YouTube videos it is in fact very finite: a separate video has to be created for each choice. The interactivity is created by overlaying annotations on top of the video.

Two Broken Things in Education (Part 1)


At SXSW and at TED , researchers, game designers and teachers (and a former hedge fund analyst) shared diverse visions for the future of education. They got started by explaining what''s broken in our current vision for education systems. These discussions are focused on K-12 and college level education, but we have an opportunity in the professional education sector to lead the way.

Have the opportunities and constraints changed?


Throughout 2011 we will be publishing extracts from The New Learning Architect. We move on to the fourth part of chapter 2: Let’s start with the constraints and there are plenty. For a start, organisations are demanding ever faster response from the l&d department. According to Bersin & Associates (2005), “a whopping 72% of all training challenges are time critical.” Some 38% of trainers surveyed in the USA by the eLearning Guild (2005) indicated that they were under significant pressure to develop e-learning more rapidly. further 40% were under moderate pressure.

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.

A Working Smarter Workshop with the Internet Time Alliance

Jane Hart

In December 2010 Reed Learning, in partnership with the Internet Time Alliance, sponsored a workshop event for managers and senior learning and development leaders on utilising new media to increase productivity in organisations. Here’s a short clip of the event  produced by Reed Learning. Let us know if you would like to host a similar [.]. Events

Where we are and where we’ve been

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Here is some of what I learned via Twitter this past week. QUOTES. The Internet : “The private interests of all have to be subsumed to the public good.&# – by @robpatrob. Euan “ We depersonalise business so it doesn’t get messy. Instead it gets dysfunctional.&#. Leadership Freak : “If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less” ~ General Shinseki – via @KoreenOlbrish. AronSolomon – “I nsiders who claim a desire to change the status quo are sheep in wolf’s clothing.&#. In the short term this works brilliantly.

Cartoon: ‘I thought I told you to hire the trainer from eWorld.’


My family and I go to the zoo often. We have two small children and it’s a great family trip every couple of weeks. We went recently and visited most of the indoor exhibits as it’s still good and cold here in Chicago. One of our favorites is the dolphin show. I’d been trying to think of a new cartoon about training and had been racking my brain for days with few good results.

Why Aren't Online Training Supports the Norm?

Breakthrough eLearning

A little while ago I was interested in a rapid eLearning authoring tool, and a sales rep did a web presentation for me, showing how it worked. He then encouraged me to download this software for a trial period. So I asked if there were any online tutorials that could walk me through things as I familiarized myself with the product. Unfortunately, and not surprisingly, the answer was "no."

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.

Holi Celebrations in G-Cube


Holi, the great Indian festival of colors, is a unique celebration of high spirits, when the new season is courted with a riot of rich colors. It is like a grand kaleidoscope that glorifies all the hues that tinge and renew the lives on earth. It falls on the full moon day of the March, the month when the nippy north wind bows out to the refreshing and rejuvenating breeze from the south, heralding the onset of the ensuing summer in this part of the world. It is thus a festival of spring. G- Cube family celebrated this festival of colours on 17th march 2011 with love, fun and joy.

Learning Solutions conference: cool Ipad app! #LS2011

Challenge to Learn

I will be attending the eLearning Guild learning Solutions conference in Orlando next week. will have a lot of appointments around the conference and look forward to the conference itself. The conference is already of to a great start, thanks to their Ipad app (LSCon 2011). It gives you a complete overview of all sessions. The only thing missing is an attendee list. really love it.

Heading to Learning Solutions?

Usable Learning

I’m off to Learning Solutions next week! Anybody else who is going wanna connect for drinks and super nerdy conversations about educational gaming or instructional design? Let me know

There Is No Chalk - Untitled Article

There Is No Chalk

CNBC puts a body on the annual March Madness vs. worker productivity "study": [link

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

EDGE2011 New Delhi

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

The Emerging Directions in Global Education ( EDGE ) conference in Delhi was a power packed event. It saw a coming together of government, academia and private players in the education sector. It was an intriguing experience. There were some key ideas that I took away from the conference. felt that this time around, as opposed to what I heard across conferences last year, there is a visible tension to make things happen in a participative manner. We have two very erudite and skilled people in Kapil Sibal, Minister, HRD and D Purandeswari, Minister for State, HRD. Scale must meet scale.