Sat.Nov 10, 2012

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eLearning: Is Repetition the Key?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Recently I was trying out  Knowledge Guru , which, according to its site, is "a game engine that uses the power of play to help learners learn facts fast." " I've been reading a lot lately about the  gamification of learning  but had never heard of Knowledge Guru before, so I thought I'd look into it and see what possible implications it could have for the eLearning field. Knowledge Guru's sample game revolves around football facts. My first thought was that this was a shortcoming. Are you utilizing repetition in your eLearning?

From organizing and managing learning to supporting self-organized and self-managed learning

Jane Hart

In Harold Jarche ‘s recent post  What is learning’s role? , he writes: “Learning is not something done to us, it is what we do together. Learning delivery in a constantly changing work environment is an outdated notion. For example, training courses are artifacts of a time when information was scarce and connections were few. mean integrated into the daily work flow.”

Why Don't Learning Organizations Embrace Informal?

CLO Magazine

Here are seven reasons you should promote informal learning. The reasons for a steady reliance on formal and structured activities, such as classroom- and computer-based training, vary by organization. They include: • Generational preferences : Many senior leadership positions, both inside and outside the learning organization, are held by baby boomers. As a generation, baby boomers tend to prefer more structured, linear learning activities, or hands-on, tactile, controlled learning environments with an opportunity to practice essential skills. Classroom seat hours are one example.

Games Based Learning in the E-Learning World


Okay, I have a story to tell.  It’s one I’m not particularly proud of, but it’s mine nonetheless and I’m going to own it. A few weeks ago my niece was begging me to play Monopoly with her.  You all know the game.  The seemingly never-end game made up of endless trips around the board and ill fated hopes that you can either hit it rich or go ahead and end the misery by landing on Boardwalk and handing everything you own to the player on your left. My niece had never played before.  Victorious she pulled out the board and we began setting things up. You cheat!

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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Does Rejection Bolster Creativity?

CLO Magazine

Are social rejects more innovative? recent study shows that social rejection may not have purely negative implications. Don’t neglect the social rejects in the organization — those individuals nobody chooses to work with. They may be essential drivers of innovation. In fact, social rejection can actually boost creativity, according to an October 2012 study by researchers from Cornell and Johns Hopkins universities. Goncalo, an associate professor of organizational behavior at Cornell. ” “But I think if you have the right mindset, you can profit from it.”

The Week That Was

CLO Magazine

The top five stories from for the week of Nov. 5. Also, should executives educate employees on political issues