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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.

The future of online learning? A case study of Curatr in action…

Stoatly Different

A couple weeks ago we finished up with the facilitation of an 8 week course at the University of San Diego using Curatr , our new platform to get learners engaged in a Social Learning experience. We think the results have been pretty stunning, so I’ve put together a quick PDF case study to highlight some of the key findings. To download the PDF, please click here. We’ve still got work to do to make the platform everyone we want it to be, that much we know. That’s an enormous return on investment, given the typical figures we see for development hours versus learning time.

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

Want to develop an effective customer training strategy for your organization? Download this guide to learn some simple steps you can follow to set your team up for success. Click to download.

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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


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?


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.

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


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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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.

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!&#.

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.