Fri.Nov 16, 2012

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“The Proof, Promise, and Potential of Digital Education” NESTA Report

Dont Waste Your Time

This NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) report was highlighted on the BBC News website this morning with the text that caught my attention – “there is clear evidence that technology can boost learning” Powerful words. When talking about expensive technology, the report found that. ” Excellent, I’ll be spending some time reading this then.

Next generation learning

Learning with e's

In my previous blog post, the architecture of learning , I outlined some of the key characteristics of learning in a digital age, and started to identify some of the main differences between Learning 1.0 before social media) and Learning 2.0. Learning 2.0 is socially much richer and more participatory, and relies more on interaction with other learners than any previous learning approach.

Know Thy Culture

The Peformance Improvement

Every organization has a culture. But not every organization has the kind of culture that will help that organization achieve success. Matt Monge says that organizations should take Socrates’ advice and “know thyself”. Monge says, “…we have to be willing to ask ourselves tough questions and give honest answers.”. Culture is who we are. Getting that right helps with recruiting.

What you need to know about game design if…


You are considering creating a game or using gamification in some way (and you know as little as I did a week ago) “Games are really powerful learning tools, but that’s not how we tend to build them, we tend … Read more ›

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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You Do Not Have a 1:1 Relationship with Social Media

Mark Oehlert

Look, social media likes you a lot. Really. know you have feelings for social media too. The harsh truth though is that social media is not just going to see you exclusively and you shouldn't kid yourself into thinking you'd  be able to handle SoMe on your own anyway, they're too much for you. . mean think about it, you can't even handle your email. There's no way you can stand up to Twitter.

Do Educational Games Even Work? [INFOGRAPHIC]


Ever since the first video game was created for entertainment, educators have been cooking up ways to incorporate gaming methodology into learning environments. I can recall when I was younger being forced to play these educational games, some of which I quite enjoyed (anyone remember Number Munchers?). Fast forward to today and I find educational gaming to be, I dunno, rather lame.

How Geek is Geek?

Mark Oehlert

I'm re-reading Starship Troopers. just love this book. This book talked about an army of Iron Men years before Stan and Jack introduced us to Tony Stark. It covers everything from racism to gender equality to how society establishes the voting franchise for its citizens. Oh, and then there are the armored suits with shoulder-launched atomic weapons, drop capsules and bug hunts. disks. days to come.


Avoid Getting Fined: Arizona Title 4 Regulations for Serving Alcohol


Complying with state liquor laws is vital to keeping your bar or restaurant in business. Arizona is no exception. Arizona’s Department of Liquor Licenses and Control (DLLC) ensures that licenses are valid and up-to-date, and that employees have the proper training and certification to serve alcohol. The DLLC reviews and issues over 250 new liquor licenses and renews over 600 per month.

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.

500,0000 Page Views of NorthStarNerd.Org


When I started this blog back in 2006, little did I know or expect that the day would come when I would obtain 500,000 pageviews (1,203 posts)! Thank you for your support and readership over the years. In return I've always kept this blog true to its roots: My theme: Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge. My pledge: You will never find a single advertisement on my site. today. Cheers.

New skills for the learning professional in changing times #chat2lrn

Jane Hart

Yesterday’s live Twitter chat #chat2lrn was about New skills for changing times. Here is the  preliminary information about the chat , which briefly summarised some of the challenges learning professionals faced, then added. If L&D needs to change, does that also mean we have to take new approaches to what would be regarded as the more ‘traditional’ skills?” chat2lrn #LPICapMap.

Share Your Feedback, Get Satisfaction

Visual Lounge

Jamie Perrett had a problem. As an assistant professor at Texas A & M University, he needed to produce videos from lectures. He had one camera recording the classroom and another recording the computer screen. But he needed to mesh the two recordings together into a cohesive video, alternating between the recordings depending on which better portrayed the lesson being taught. Customer Stories

An appeal for crowdfunding


I’m looking for contributions to fund a research project on evaluation of learning and development. Although focused on Scotland, the project should have clear implications for the wider world. discovered crowdfunding when a friend’s son, a photographer, was involved with a group of people in making a short film, and they used it to raise all the funding they needed.

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

Get the Recipe for Learning at McDonald’s

CLO Magazine

Vice President of U.S. Training Diana Thomas walks us through the five key areas of learning at McDonald’s — strategy, leadership commitment, execution, impact and business performance

Measurement and Evaluation: What Is Your Strategy?

CLO Magazine

Every important learning program as well as every training function should have a measurement and evaluation strategy