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Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become.

Social Learning

Fonzie Jumps the Shark For some, the idea that a major corporation could do without it's training department is unthinkable. But, there are clearly trends pointing to the disappearance (or at least the dramatic shrinkage), of the

I Feel the Need - The Need for Speed

Tony Karrer

This month's #LCBQ is: How do you address the "I want it now!" demand from stakeholders ? There are some great responses that can be found by visiting the link above. Corny 1986 line. :) Content Needs This is a very crude self-assessment, but I believe it makes an important point. If you are reading this, you are a knowledge worker. Will the content remain roughly the same for two years?

Talking about blended learning – part 3 – selecting methods

Clive on Learning

Part 3 In the third part of this interview, I address the following questions: What's your next step once you've analysed the situation? How do you begin deciding which methods to use? How do the various social contexts for learning compare? What options do you have in terms of an overall learning strategy? How do social contexts and learning strategies interact? Part 4 follows tomorrow.

5 Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates

Rapid eLearning

I had a great time at recent presentations in Minneapolis and Nashville. It’s really fun to meet people from different parts of the country. Like in most sessions, I find that many are struggling to work by themselves with limited resources. So I’m always looking for ways to help people get more out of the tools they have. Business Time PowerPoint Template. They’re just shaped filled with pictures.

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Product Review: EasyGenerator Rapid Content Authoring Tool

eLearning 24-7

EasyGenerator. EasyGenerator is a SaaS based content authoring tool that is like a piece of fine sculpture, with some cracks, but beauty that is hidden within. Good, Average & Poor. Extremely feature rich – can compete with Captivate and other authoring tools. Workspace mode is seen in real time, so u do not have to preview it every time to see an update. HTML or stand alone. Average.

Tips for Effective Presentations

OpenSesame

My coworkers and I have been giving a lot of presentations lately, for a variety of reasons: explaining OpenSesame to buyers and sellers, sharing tips and information about the keys to successful elearning development and promoting OpenSesame. We’ve developed some rules of thumb for captivating presentation audiences and focusing on the key information. eLearning Solutions

By the Numbers

The Peformance Improvement

It’s not how big your number is; it’s what you do with that number that counts. Alina Tugend writes in the New York Times about our society’s preoccupation with counting things as if assigning a number to something makes it valuable. know they are not but I check them anyway. Managers do this with measures of employee performance. This can be done in several ways.

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Best years of our lives?

Learning with e's

They say that our school years are the best years of our lives. But for many children, that is untrue. About a year ago, I wrote a personal account of an incident during my primary schooling that shaped my young adulthood. In That'll teach him , I recounted an incident where I asked a question in class, and the teacher ridiculed me. It was a bad experience. Who were your inspirational teachers?

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Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

Management Training 101: Why Bosses Need to Coach, Connect, and Care

Mindflash

Harsh truth: More often than not, people leave their bosses, not their company. I was one of these. loved my job. I was great at my job. But I had no real rapport with my manager – his choice, not mine. He let me do what I wanted – I appreciated that – but we never spoke about my performance or my future; he had no interest in what inspired, encouraged or engaged me. Period. No feedback. So I left.

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Open Data

George Siemens

One of the remarkable developments over the last three or four years is the opening of data by organizations such as OECD, UNESCO, World Bank, and city, state/province/national governments. Recent funding cutbacks to this movement in the US – see Death of Open Data? – indicate that, in spite of commonsense and democracy, there is nothing inevitable about openness. Hopefully defunding doesn’t spread. The benefit of open data derives from what it enables – in itself it has limited value.

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Looking at things the right way

Good To Great

An email headed ‘Looking at things the right way’ recently landed in my inbox. It was a series of photographs about shifting perspectives: things that look perfectly normal from one view but a little odd (or wonderful) when looked at in another way. Some are cute, some are rude, some are funny, but I’ve included a couple of my favourites below.

Quinnovation Does Australia

Clark Quinn

My itinerary for my upcoming Australian visit has largely converged.  I land on the 22nd of May at around 6:30 AM, but that will give me what will likely be a grueling day of staying awake to get on schedule, and then depart on the 1st of June, no doubt weary but happy.  In between is a lot of really interesting things I’m looking forward to: I’m excited about the Australasian Talent Conference (discount code: ‘CQ11′), covering the entire talent management space, which looks to be a great event: 24th: I will be running two half-day workshops : Mobile.

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SuccessFactors Acquires Plateau: Accelerating a Global Powerhouse

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today SuccessFactors announced the acquisition of Plateau, enabling the company to enter the learning management systems market with a bang. At the same time the company announced Q1 revenue growth of 51% year-to-year, raised its guidance for the year, and announced its first-ever profitable quarter. This is a company with tremendously strong momentum. Let me comment a bit on the Plateau acquisition. Plateau has been an engineering-centric company with a strong focus on client satisfaction, an open architecture, and a strong professional services strategy.

Importance of Integrating Computer Technology In Child Education

eLearning 3.0

Importance of Integrating Computer Technology In Child Education. The world has become far more technologically literate and the unparalleled growth of social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter have, in kind, led to a certain level of backlash and technophobia on the part of some parents that see technology as a deficit for their children. Children do in fact spend far less time outside and partaking in physical activity from the recent past and some parents feel that video games are a part of this. From the iPad, children can brows through lesson plans, take tests, and write papers.

SuccessFactors Acquires Plateau: Accelerating a Global Powerhouse

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today SuccessFactors announced the acquisition of Plateau, enabling the company to enter the learning management systems market with a bang. At the same time the company announced Q1 revenue growth of 51% year-to-year, raised its guidance for the year, and announced its first-ever profitable quarter. This is a company with tremendously strong momentum. Let me comment a bit on the Plateau acquisition. Plateau has been an engineering-centric company with a strong focus on client satisfaction, an open architecture, and a strong professional services strategy.

Importance of Integrating Computer Technology In Child Education

eLearning 3.0

Importance of Integrating Computer Technology In Child Education. The world has become far more technologically literate and the unparalleled growth of social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter have, in kind, led to a certain level of backlash and technophobia on the part of some parents that see technology as a deficit for their children. Children do in fact spend far less time outside and partaking in physical activity from the recent past and some parents feel that video games are a part of this. From the iPad, children can brows through lesson plans, take tests, and write papers.

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.

The Curse of the Blank PowerPoint Slide

eLearning Brothers

“In the beginning there was a blank slide. All eLearning designers dreamed of the endless possibilities. Wondrous content could spring into life. However, something went wrong… Bullet points sprang up like weeds. Clip art infiltrated the blank space. Bad color schemes and ugly fonts polluted the slide. The dream of engaging, awesome content suffered a great blow. YES!&#.

The Speed of Text

Aaron Silvers

In my last post , I forwarded that many people today are becoming hardwired for texting. I’ll touch on one aspect of this phenomenon: latency. cy - noun the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it. In face-to-face communication, we rely on centuries of language and customs, coached and reinforced from when we are very young. That’s when things can get funky.

April #SANchat transcipt

Adventures in Corporate Education

All – sorry the transcript from this month’s #SANchat on VDI is so late! We’re working on a permanant home for the #SANchat transcripts, once its sorted out we promise to start posting them more promptly. Preview. We’ll be doing #SANchat live from #Interop in a couple of weeks, the topic will be cloud-related. Stay tuned! SANchat, Wednesday April 20, 2011. 12:39:22 @dell_storage Join us for #SANchat TODAY in 1.5 Topic is #VDI. Guest hosts are.@@stu stu & @@VirtWillU. 12:56:26 @gminks RT @@dell_storage: Join us for #SANchat TODAY in 1.5 Topic is #VDI. Guest hosts are.@@stu

Netflix’s rise to the top – how did they do it?

Electronic Papyrus

Netflix surpassed yet another milestone this week: It now has more subscribers than the largest cable TV operator in the U.S. You heard right…that’s 23.6 million users to be exact… an awful lot of subscribers. Their subscription base grew over 70% last year and that mean that more than 7% of Americans now subscribe to Netflix. Here are a few thoughts. 1. Core business. It’s about the software.

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.

SuccessFactors Acquires Plateau: Accelerating a Global Powerhouse

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today SuccessFactors announced the acquisition of Plateau, enabling the company to enter the learning management systems market with a bang. At the same time the company announced Q1 revenue growth of 51% year-to-year, raised its guidance for the year, and announced its first-ever profitable quarter. This is a company with tremendously strong momentum. Let me comment a bit on the Plateau acquisition. Plateau has been an engineering-centric company with a strong focus on client satisfaction, an open architecture, and a strong professional services strategy.