Mon.Nov 05, 2012

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What sort of journalist am I?

Clive on Learning

Having just reached a major milestone birthday (I'll leave you to figure out whether that's 30 or 40), I feel justified in reflecting on the role that blogging is likely to play in the years to come. I've just made major investments in three new all-consuming hobbies - photography, video and piano playing - and I need time to make sure I get a good return on all three. At the same time, there's plenty of demand for my services as a learning technologist (which is what I've recently decided to call myself) so surely something has to give. Well, for now at least, it will not be blogging.

Nuts and Bolts: Metaphors by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

What are your metaphors about teaching and learning? How do they affect your practice? Design Strategies Instructional Design Training Strategies

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Digital Learnscapes

Learning with e's

It's that time of the year again where we are planning for the Pelecon - the Plymouth Enhanced Learning Conference - that we hold each year in April at Plymouth University. Pelecon 2012 was probably our best conference yet. Many have said that Pelecon events inspire and energise delegates and challenge perspectives on education, learning and development, and the role of technology.

Dispelling the LMS Myth

eLearning 24-7

Last week I came across an interesting obit: A Mr. L.M. System had passed away. He was recognized throughout the e-learning and learning communities. Apparently he was loved by millions and hated by thousands. He tended to wear different colors and apparently wore logos – I surmise they were on t-shirts. He was online quite a bit and provided a wealth of information to his clients.  LMS as his friends called him was known for being a workaholic. The obit was written by a Ms. System which must be a distant cousin. Survival of the Fittest. read and constantly research all the time. Modular.

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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How To Use WordPress To Enhance Employee Performance [VIDEO]


WordPress is awesome – at least we certainly think so! As a blogging platform, CMS, and soon LMS via LearnDash , WordPress offers flexibility beyond any open-source software available today. In the educational space, WordPress is really starting to make a name for itself. In most cases, multiple versions are floating around the company intranet without a specific owner or creator identified.

What to Do With a Broken LMS

CLO Magazine

Dated learning and management systems may seem to be more trouble than they’re worth, but deciding whether to buy or build a new system requires leaders to consider all the angles. Most large organizations rely on a learning management system (LMS) to run and support their enterprise’s learning programs. But many of these systems were conceived in the 1990s and are showing their age.

Experience, the API

Clark Quinn

Last week I was on a panel about the API previously known as Tin Can at #DevLearn, and some thoughts crystallized. Touted as the successor to SCORM, it’s ridiculously simple: Subject Verb Object: e.g. “I did this”, such as ‘John Doe read Engaging Learning’ but also ‘Jane Doe took this picture’  And this has interesting implications. First, the API itself is very simple, and while it can be useful on it’s own, it’ll be really useful when there’re tools around it.  It’s just a foundation upon which things can be done.

Customer Video Stories Serve Multiple Purposes

JPL Learning

When you capture a story about the impact of your product or service on a customer, you have a valuable asset you can use for training, internal communications and marketing. Especially for B2B firms, it’s not always easy to explain the value of your services or products. good story that shows your product or service in action can concisely bring it all together for almost any audience. For instance, JPL client Conrad Siegel Actuaries is a firm that also provides health and welfare solutions. customer video story illustrates success for your product or service. Learning Training B2B

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.

Learning Innovation Talks 02 - Be There!


Click Here to Register SPEAKERS? Cost: RM 75 per participant ( Payment ) MY TALK ‘ Gamifying Classroom Learning! ’ The presentation slides will only be revealed soon after the actual talk on the 20th November. :) ROUND 1 - ROCKED! The Learning Innovation Talks (LIT) idea was conceptualized by the Learning Innovation Circle (LIC). Yes, anyone can join our LIC group (Facebook). Are you coming? :).

Recap of The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference

E-learning Uncovered

Rod and I had the chance to go to Las Vegas last week for DevLearn 12.  Here are some of my top takeaways. Tin Can API. Tin Can API (now called Experience API) is being called the next generation of SCORM. And we learned at the conference that it may become the next generation of AICC as well.)   I t’s a new way to track learning experiences that extend beyond completing courses. Using a subject/verb/object model, Tin Can can track learning experiences such as   “ I read a book “  or   “ I taught a course. Mobile: From Talking to Doing. What was the tipping point?

Jumpstart Your Career As a Certified Information Technology Professional


Computer hardware and software educates us, entertains us, and supports our businesses. From server farms running the “cloud” to ubiquitous mobile devices, technology forms the infrastructure of our society and our economy. As a result, the demand  for information technology professionals who can keep systems running smoothly grows every day.  . IT Certification

Encore Virtual CLO Symposium Scheduled for Nov. 14

CLO Magazine

The rebroadcast of the event is being arranged to allow speakers and attendees unable to log on to last week’s event due to widespread power and telephone outages caused by Hurricane Sandy the opportunity to participate. Chicago -- Nov. 5. Chief Learning Officer magazine has announced that the virtual edition of the Fall 2012 CLO Symposium that took place last week will again be presented Nov. available to everyone online. The virtual symposium takes place in the Human Capital Media Convention Center and is free to attend. To attend, visit here

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.

Training Certificate | Train-the-Trainer Program by ASTD


The Premier Train-the-Trainer Program. This three-day workshop is a practical, how-to overview of the entire training function. It prepares new trainers with critical training skills and introduces seasoned practitioners to the latest techniques for delivering powerful training. This includes being introduced to the ASTD Competency Study, which forms the foundation of the ASTD Training Certificate. It's not often that something is not only career changing, but life changing. Mark, a past participant of the Training Certificate Program.

Education Nonprofit Awarded $1 Million from Carnegie Corp. to Expand Blended Learning Model

CLO Magazine

The grant will fund CFY's work in four schools — two each in New York and Los Angeles — over a two-year period and will fund research on the impact of the work. New York — Nov. National education nonprofit CFY announced it has received a $1 million grant from Carnegie Corp. of New York to further develop, implement and study blended learning instruction in a whole school/community model. The platform has also received over $7 million in funding from the Gates, Broad and Kellogg foundations. Source: CFY

Create Textures & Enhance Your Snagit Captures

Visual Lounge

Have you ever wanted to apply a texture to one of your images to enhance it and give it a more polished or professional look? While Snagit does not have a texture filter, you can easily make your own custom textures using patterns you find in images. Here are a couple of texture examples I created using animal images I found on the New York Public Library digital site. Can’t see the video?

Set Goals for Levels 1, 2 and 3

CLO Magazine

Most measure Kirkpatrick levels 1 and 2. Some even measure level 3. Few, however, set goals for these before the training begins, writes blogger David Vance

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.

Create Textures & Enhance Your Snagit Captures

Visual Lounge

Have you even wanted to apply a texture to one of your images to enhance it and give it a more polished or professional look? While Snagit does not have a texture filter, you can easily make your own custom textures using patterns you find in images. Here are a couple of texture examples I created using animal images I found on the New York Public Library digital site. Can’t see the video?