Fri.Jan 27, 2012

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Performance Learning Productivity

This is the third and final of three posts adapted from articles I’ve written for Inside Learning Technologies & Skills magazine. It was published and distributed in the magazine for the Learning Technologies Conference and Exhibition in London 25-26 January 2012. It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards,” says the White Queen to Alice. In the previous two

Border crossings

Learning with e's

As ever, the Learning without Frontiers conference and festival was a rallying point for those who are at the forefront of innovation in education. Hosting the two major events in tandem for the first time was an experiment that was simultaneously exhilarating and frustrating. Indeed there were signs that things are changing, slowly but surely. Unported License.

Learner Experience Design with Julie Dirksen #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from Julie Dirksen’s Friday session. Julie wrote the book: Design for How People Learn. Learner experience design: overlap between user experience design (uxd) and instructional design User experience design – how Amazon makes sure that customers can buy a book. – as long as someone can get to the end of the process, it’s a success. With Instructional design – we have a higher standard – it’s not just about getting to the end of the process – it’s about creating behavior change. Making the user interface invisible to the learner. Context matters.

Positive deviance and the IPD

Learning with e's

We all know that organisations and institutions impose barriers to innovation. The larger they are, the more rules they tend to generate. This is because by nature large organisations are conservative and there is a perceived need to protect the status quo and maintain order. But this isn't always good news for creativity and innovation. think he's right. Unported License.

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Training: Best Practices for Creating eLearning Courses using Adobe Presenter

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Best Practices for Creating eLearning Courses using Adobe Presenter Date and time: Thursday, Feb 2, 2012 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to rapidly create an eLearning course from within Microsoft PowerPoint using Adobe Presenter. In this training session, they will share some best [.]. Adobe Presenter Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 adobe presenter Best practices rapid elearning

Lisa Doyle Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

My live notes from today’s closing session at ASTD TK12 in Las Vegas. Lisa Doyle is the Chancellor of the Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy and named Chief Learning Office of the Year by CLO Magazine for 2012. The more we understand our Veterans, the better we will serve them.” VA – second largest cabinet level agency in the US. 300,000 employees. 152 medical centers and hospitals across US. Second only to the Dept of Ed in providing educational benefits. Largest cemetery system in teh US. 55% of VA workforce is eligible for retirement in the next ten years. Competency based programs.

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Experiential learning


Over the past year we have been publishing extracts from The New Learning Architect. We continue with the first part of chapter 10: As learning and development professionals we are most alert to those opportunities which will help employees to ‘learn to’ carry out some task or fulfil some responsibility; we want to get ahead of the game, to equip employees with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the requirements of current and future job roles. Yet for many people, the greatest insights come not through ‘learning to’ but by ‘learning from’ our day-to-day work activities. References.

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Red or Blue?

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Here are some of the insights and observations that were shared via Twitter this past week. “If the structure does not permit dialogue the structure must be changed. Paulo Freire” – via @surreallyno. “Learning is the human activity which least needs manipulation by others. Ivan Illich” – via @IvanIllich2. – by @jaycross. Next to nothing. Friday's Finds

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.

E-Learning with love

e-Learning Academy

“What’s love got to do with it?” ” - apologies and admiration to Tina Turner Last week I used the word “Love” to describe the attention to detail required to build a quality e-learn. later wondered whether the term was a bit “over the top” for readers. Was I portraying my passion for all things [.]. Changing practice Development

Training: Creating HTML5 Courses for iPad using Adobe Captivate 5.5 and HTML5 Converter

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Creating HTML5 Courses for iPad using Adobe Captivate 5.5 and HTML5 Converter Date and time: Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and  Vish to learn how to create eLearning courses for your iPad. They will show you how to create a course in Adobe Captivate [.]. eLearning Suite Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 HTML5 iPad rapid elearning

1,300 iPads for Level 3 Sales Team - Perfect Mobile Learning Tool

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

So, if you are one of the people mad about the EULA for iBooks2. And you are convinced that companies will not use Author for training materials? THINK AGAIN!!! MacTrast posted "Level 3 Looks to iPad to Reinvent their Sales Team". They are relaying the story from Information Week's article "iPad's for All: One Sales Team's Story". mean, why not? Right? Taylor doesn't pretend to know.

I need some help

George Siemens

On February 8, I’ll be delivering a talk at TEDxEdmonton’s event Rethinking Open Source Culture. In 2003 I posted a few articles online on open source movements and learning: Open source p.I , Open Source p.II , and Why we should share learning material. have benefitted enormously from open learning. Open online courses in particular have been among the most significant learning experiences in my life. I’m not a programmer. With the Society for Learning Analytics Research we recently posted a concept paper on developing an open learning analytics architecture (.pdf).

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Getting Bullish on SAP in the HR Marketplace

Learning on the Leading Edge

SAP, the world's largest application software company, just announced the best revenue and earnings growth the company has made in many years. The company's revenues grew by 12% to over $3.4 billion Euros and profits rose by 23% to $1.6 billion. And now that the company has announced its plans to acquire SuccessFactors for $3.4 SAP's Legacy in HR. SAP's Bigger Business Growth.

A Surprise!

ID Reflections

Today I received a pleasant surprise! And one that also humbled me. One of my Twitter friends notified me about this post: Asia Pacific's List of elearning Movers and Shakers -- [link] asia-pacifics-list-of- learning-movers-and-shakers. html I appear in this curated list of the top 10 movers and shakers, and I was delighted. Then as the euphoria settled, I was beset with questions. Do I really deserve to be on this list? How can I contribute more to the industry of elearning? How can I make my learning more transparent? hope to keep growing and learning from the community. And to give back!

Time to break this notion: Teacher is always right!

Adobe Captivate

We’ve grown up with a notion that teacher is always right! I’ve gone to the extent of sometimes disagreeing with my parents if my teacher said something otherwise. I’m sure some of you must have had similar experiences. This is truly rewarding for the teachers and they’ve earned it by teaching their students everything correctly [.]. eLearning Suite Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Classroom Jerk Technology Teacher Trainer training

Get up to speed with social media, social learning and social business

Jane Hart

At the Social Learning Centre I am going to be hosting a number of short online “programmes” about social media, social learning and social business. These “programmes” will use a very informal, social, collaborative approach: there will be no formal classes and no monitoring/management of your learning in a LMS. Here are three upcoming programmes. More programmes to come.

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.

On eLearn Magazine: A Curator's Tools and To Do List


We''re proud to share our first article in eLearn Magazine:  A Curator''s Tools & To Do List ,  an exploration of using curation techniques to manage information in the enterprise environment. . Are you using curation techniques in your organization? Tell us about it in the comments! . Right eLearning Solutions

Get your foot in the door – over to you…

Tayloring it

So folks, for the past few weeks I’ve been blogging about the value of taking a low cost, low risk approach towards implementing learning / performance support via mobile devices, by scouring the apps stores for any currently existing native apps that could add value to your business. As a parting post within this series for the time being, I’d like to introduce you to this tool.

Amity Snow Pine Gold Explosion


What a great way to slide into Friday evening! We received 3 inches of fresh snow today, and at dusk the sun exploded on the scene. live in northern Minnesota on the edge of a pine forest (and across from a waterfall). took these photos using HDR photography (see prior post: HDR for the Amateur Photographer ). Maybe I should have titled this post "Fire and Ice at Sunset"!

Get your foot in the door – over to you…

Tayloring it

So folks, for the past few weeks I’ve been blogging about the value of taking a low cost, low risk approach towards implementing learning / performance support via mobile devices, by scouring the apps stores for any currently existing native apps that could add value to your business. As a parting post within this series for the time being, I’d like to introduce you to this tool.

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.

Learning Tech 2012 Conference News

eLearning Weekly

Conference News! This April, in Chicago, I will be speaking about  mlearning design and strategy at Learning Tech 2012. love Chicago. It’s a city with an energy that makes events especially invigorating. hope to see you there, April 23-25. Who should attend this event in Chicago? We have a number of workshops, interactive sessions and case studies that will allow attendees to instantly apply!

Dynamic text for buttons… Drawing Shapes + Click boxes way!

Adobe Captivate

It is very common to allow the users to navigate to a different screen if they would like to read more on a particular topic. When we create such screens, being smart in navigation and letting the learners know which screen they came from becomes very important. If the learner is clicking ‘Read more’ from [.]. eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe Captivate 5.5 Captivate Captivate 5 Ease of use Variables

A “T” shaped professional development plan

Spark Your Interest

I think 2012 could be an interesting year for my pro-d. I’ts almost like that “T” shaped skills from IDEO. The concept isn’t terribly new , but I think it’s useful, for me anyway. You have deep expertise in your core competency (the vertical bar), but complement it with adjacent skills (the horizontal bar).  I think I’ll focus on the adjacent stuff this year. If I find myself with extra time this year I might take on Flash too. I thought about trying this online option ( Treehouse ), too. User design. Storytelling. Still thinking about this one.

Going Mobile in the Public & Private sector – Live Blog from #LT12UK

Tayloring it

Keith Quinn - Scottish Social Services Council. Created distance learning course utilising traditional workbook with AuR. Used PSP and second sight. TEL approach more effective than training centred approach (is this due to the novelty value?). Are the learners at the stage yet of creating Content themselves? Ros Sutton- Price Waterhouse Coopers. PWC saw senior management ‘buy in’ to mobile once they had seen their own children using mobile technologies. Designing for mobile devices, forced them to simplify their design to great effect. Blog event mobile LT12UK

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.