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User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

We are user friendly. Very easy to use. Simple, easy to use. Our customers find our system user friendly and easy to use. We never hear complaints. We have the highest repeat customers in the industry. We are user oriented. The number one reason people leave their current system or purchase a different e-learning product? Poor or non-existent user intuitiveness/interfaces. Common complaints. Poor or difficult navigation on the front end – ala what the end user sees. UI is challenging, if not very difficult. Administration side is difficult to use, you need advanced technical skills.

How I manage the deluge of social information

Adventures in Corporate Education

I’ve been an information junkie my entire life. will read anything I can get my hands on. When I was a little girl I read almost all of the books in my school library, but during the summers there was a problem. We lived pretty far away from the public library. Me perusing the Reader's Periodic Guide to Literature. Twitter. Here are the Twitter directions for making lists. RSS Reader.

A Working Smarter Conversation

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet. Join the five of us for an online conversation. Ask a question; win a book. Then register to join us online on 30 March 2011. We will discuss whatever interests you in the realm of  Working Smarter. Do you have burning questions about social learning, web 2.0, or working smarter? Want to find out how other organizations are grappling with the culture, politics, and governance of implementing informal learning? Ask us a question or suggest a topic. The more controversial the better. We will give free copies of the  Working Smarter Fieldbook to six people who leave a comment below.

Three e-learning trends for the workplace

e-Learning Academy

The E-Learning Network of Australasia (ElNet) has been around for over 6 yrs. The 2011 ElNet Congress was held last Friday in Sydney. reasonable turn out of people, and some interesting conversations that were testimony to the experience of the people in the room. Australia is certainly maturing in the learning technology space. The focus of [.]. Changing practice Conference Reflection Workplace learning conference Workplace Learning

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.

Top 20 most influential Tweeters in eLearning, Training and HR #eLearning

Dont Waste Your Time

Congratulations to all those successfully listed on the Now Saturday “ Top 20 most influential Tweeters in eLearning, Training and HR “ As the introduction to the list goes; “Wouldn’t it be cool to compile a hot-list of influential tweeters operating exclusively in eLearning, training and HR? So we asked everyone we know in the webucation business (that’s quite a lot of people) to name their tweeter of choice.  Presented  … is what you get when you askover 500 marketers working in training, eLearning and HR to nominate just one tweeter worth following?

Scheduling a meeting is a doddle, I mean a Doodle.

Tayloring it

…whatever it’s called it’s quick, simple and cheap to do! The problem lies when you are trying to arrange a meeting with people outside of your organisation who do not exist in your calendar system, again in my experience this usually involves time exhausting multiple phone calls and/or emails around the relevant parties in order to arrange a mutually convenient time.



My Chief Executive, who is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA), recently introduced me to an impressive series of animated talks on YouTube (thanks, George!). The presentation below, by Matthew Taylor of the RSA, is a good example, and YouTube hosts many more 'RSA Animate' clips. See also Matthew Taylor's blog.) As always, comments welcome