Mon.Apr 04, 2011

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The College Tour Right of Passage–Done Virtually

Kapp Notes

Well, its the time in my life where things have gone full circle. I am now touring colleges with my oldest son. I remember tour colleges myself trying to find that perfect fit. So, we pile into the car and drive all over in search of the perfect campus. Visiting college campuses was never easier. But…there will soon be another way of touring campuses. Designing Digitally, Inc.

Twitter: Le triple filtre

Learning with e's

I've been discussing the merits of Twitter as a professional social network recently in conversation with colleagues. One of the regular objections to using Twitter professionally is that there is too great a noise-to-signal ratio. Professionals don't have a lot of spare time, and want to maximise the time they do have. I don't blame them. Firstly, see Twitter as a fast moving stream.

Snake Oil and (April) Fools

Clark Quinn

For April Fool’s of this year, we (the Internet Time Alliance , with large credit to Jane and Harold) posted a message on our site: The Internet Time Alliance (ITA) has spent much of the past year on a mission. We have located and assembled a huge collection of informal learning content. “Without content there is no learning. Repositories of informal learning content. next 5 years.&#.

Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers

eLearning 24-7

What’s the point? That is what one senior exec said to me, the other day when it came to social learning. I shot off the usual reasons, the benefits, the gains and then found myself expanding into the next possibilities of where a system and content authoring tool had to go. It didn’t seem that far of a stretch, actually. Not at all. For end users, they have to see value that is the point. For vendors, they could make it happen and generate revenue. So, where do we begin? Slideshare. What solution ? Who can use it ? Anyone, regardless of vertical. Scribd. What solutions ? Connotea.

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Is Leadership Limited by Age and Job Title?

CLO Magazine

“Generation Y will not be management/leadership material for years to come.” This is one of the facts that the Next Generation Leaders: Competency Deficits and the Bridge to Success referenced in reaching the conclusion that the United States lacks a sufficient number of qualified people to fill the executive seats needed to be filled due to impending retirements. This statement implies that management is synonymous with leadership. Ultimately, this leads to Gen Y workers being left off the class rosters. The fact is leaders can be any age. Is leadership limited by age and job title?

Not Measuring ROI for Training? Then Don’t Bother With the Investment

Mindflash

Although many learning professionals talk about the importance of conducting return on investment (ROI) analysis of training programs, few actually do it. Many reasons are given for not conducting this level of analysis. One reason is that time and resources are limited and learning professionals have many other programs to deliver. Fair enough. Why ROI Matters. Radical idea? Think about it.

Augmented Reality Marketing Today

Upside Learning

I ran into this interesting infographic this morning about Augmented Reality marketing today. While it’s not completely relevant to eLearning or learning in general, it’s interesting to see that AR is making rapid strides in marketing. Also, the figures seem to suggest that while it’s gimmicky, it improves engagement and gets individuals to spend more time on those website that use AR. At Upside we do experiment with AR on and off, and are doing so currently as well. Here are links to a couple of our AR experiments. Upside Pune Layar. Street Racing Game. Developing A Layar Application.

The success of our ‘Shoot to Share’ experiment, LT2011

Spicy Learning

So we shot and we shared. At Learning Technologies 2011, we ran an experiment in social learning by inviting people to be filmed answering one of six questions about our industry, such as how were they using social media in learning and what did they think was the best use of mobile technology. We shared these short videos by uploading them, after some simple editing, to our YouTube channel. The lure was the promise of a Flip Minio camera, the type we used in shooting, and the prize will go to the most valued contribution. Vote with your mouse! I’ll wait here until you get back.

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Mindflash in the New York Times: How One Business Made the Switch

Mindflash

In case you missed it: the New York Times’ profile of Mindflash last week showed how one company — DBS Financial of Akron, Ohio, an auto loan provider with 30 employees — is turning to online training courses not just to streamline the process but to upgrade the quality and effectiveness of the training itself. You could see people’s minds wandering during the presentations.