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You're Invited to ScreencastCamp!

Visual Lounge

Come on in! Our doors at TechSmith are open! I'm really excited to invite you to the first ever ScreencastCamp ! So, what is ScreencastCamp? It is a gathering of screencasters and visual communication aficionados who want to network, learn, and collaborate on the art of screencasting. The event relies on. All sessions, discussions, and demos are led by attendees sharing their knowledge. Where?

Improving Communication in High Performance Organizations

The Peformance Improvement

My colleagues, Leslie Stambaugh and Jim Stilwell, and I have published an ebook to illustrate principles and best practices of effective communication in organizations. Leaders in every organization in which we have worked have told us that their organizaion had a "communication problem." These problems can be extremely complex because of the multiple factors that cause messages to go awry.

Say Goodbye to Gen Y

CLO Magazine

Growing up, my father, far from a millennial, was a job hopper. He always chose to hop, and with a doctorate degree in computer science and robotics, there always seemed to be plenty of new engagements to hop to. He said he hopped so that he was able to always move up the ladder and never stay stagnant, so my mother didn’t have to work, but mostly because he wasn’t satisfied after some time with his employer. He taught me to hop, and I did. After graduating, I spent only a few months in a position before taking off. work for a small publishing company, but we’re both equally satisfied.

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Clicky-Clicky Bling-Bling Part 2

Learning Visions

Part two of my article: Avoiding the Trap of Clicky-Clicky Bling-Bling is up on eLearn Magazine. And if you missed part one, by all means….click click here. Photo credit: my bling bling by pheezy. instructional design

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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.

Adapting to Life in Perpetual Beta

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet On my consulting page, I have summarized my perspectives on 21st century work. It’s called: Adapting to Life in Perpetual Beta. There is no such thing as a social media strategy. There are only business strategies that understand networks. Collaborative and distributed work is becoming the norm. Social learning is how work gets done in networks. Sharing, enabling conversations and transparency are some of the values of networked business. This is done through knowledge-sharing, self-directed learning and user-generated content. Learning is part of work, not separate from it.

What are the rewards of managing an online eLearning community?

eFront

Connie Malamed, aka the eLearning coach , ask me for an interview concerning online community management. My role as an online community manager at the Instructional Design and e-Learning Professionals’ Group at LinkedIn, which has 14K+ members all over the world, has helped me to develop a global understanding of the eLearning industry, find new friends, new colleagues, and new partners. The questions of the interview were extremely interesting and I hope that you will find my answers valuable. What personal qualities are important for being an effective community manager?

Why choose SharePoint for Education? Thought Leader Interview with Dave Coleman

SharePoint and Assessment

Dave is a Microsoft MVP and has been working with SharePoint in education for nearly a decade. talked to him about why people choose SharePoint as a learning platform in schools, colleges and universities. Dave, what is your background in SharePoint? I’ve been using SharePoint in Twynham School in the UK since 2003. So we’re quite mature with the platform. played around previously with SharePoint 2001 as well. That was unusual, shall we say! Do you work for the school or for an independent company? Do you think SharePoint is viable as a VLE (Virtual Learning Environment)? Absolutely.

Building Sticky Learning: Tips from Kathleen Witjing at eLearning DevCon

OpenSesame

 . Last week I traveled to Salt Lake City for eLearning DevCon , a conference targeted at elearning designers and developers. On Tuesday, I shared my reflections on sessions by  Jeremy Friedberg of Sponge Lab and Curtis Morley of Franklin Covey. Building Sticky Learning. Events Creating eLearning Courses

Serendipity is not optional

Jay Cross

As a poet, entrepreneur, and new media visionary, Tom Mandel peers deeper into the future than most of us. When Tom and I caught up with one another in Asheville, North Carolina, last week, he explained why being alert to serendipity is more important than ever. Just Jay

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Employment Paradox: Unemployment, Skills Gaps, Difficulty in Hiring

Learning on the Leading Edge

As the global economy slowly recovers, more and more employers tell us they are seeing an increasingly difficult talent environment ahead. As I discussed in my keynote at IMPACT ( video available ), the global shift in demand to emerging economies, coupled with the economic recovery, has created skills gaps in almost every major industry. A few anecdotes to consider: 1. Siemens USA , which one of the biggest manufacturers of turbines, electrical machinery, and new energy systems, has replicated the apprenticeship program it developed in Germany to train workers in the US. Hiring is up.

"How to Ask for a Raise" Scenario Plus 10 Reasons Why Scenarios Work

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: All learning approaches point toward imparting relevant content. But scenario- based learning possesses a distinct advantage ,tremendous value and the power to alter views, practices , accepted norms and even culture. Find out the 10 reasons why scenarios work and how it can empower your eLearning programs. Imagine that you would like to ask your boss for a well-deserved raise.

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.

Employment Paradox: Unemployment, Skills Gaps, Difficulty in Hiring

Learning on the Leading Edge

As the global economy slowly recovers, more and more employers tell us they are seeing an increasingly difficult talent environment ahead. As I discussed in my keynote at IMPACT ( video available ), the global shift in demand to emerging economies, coupled with the economic recovery, has created skills gaps in almost every major industry. A few anecdotes to consider: 1. Siemens USA , which one of the biggest manufacturers of turbines, electrical machinery, and new energy systems, has replicated the apprenticeship program it developed in Germany to train workers in the US. Hiring is up.

Conversation with Dave Gray about Working Smarter

Jay Cross

While searching for something else, I happened upon this conversation from last fall with Dave Gray about the notion of working smarter. Just Jay

Your Organization Is Filled With Experts — Let Them Run Training Sessions

Mindflash

Face it — if your organization has done a great job hiring, then you have some experts on your team. And by experts I mean those who have the talents, strengths and passions to be effective in their roles. Think power performer. So if your team has experts, how can you incorporate them into raising the learning, thinking and performance of your entire team? He is the author of “Fire Up!

My teacher is two weeks old and I starved him (almost).

Ignatia Webs

On the 4th of June 2011 I became a mother of Isaak. Ever since he is born he has been teaching me and I noticed that I have been a poor learner at times but willingly picking up what I can. All of a sudden all the books on cognitive learning, child evolution and so on fall into pieces. As always learning can only really happen when doing and. We probably could make a unified learning theory?

Getting Beyond Bullet Points with visual and audio.

Tayloring it

If you’ve not already read my previous blog post ‘Getting Beyond Bullet Points ( visuals only )’ then I’d strongly suggest having a read of it before you read any more of this post. Well for 2 reasons really: 1. The earlier post will provide you with the context behind this post. 2. Getting Beyond Bullet Points (with audio). View more webinars from Craig Taylor.

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

Is Google Analytics the new LMS (repost)

easygenerator

Do you want to gain access to a powerful reporting engine? Do you not want to pay for expensive software licenses? Do you not want to hire an administrator? Do you want your content to be indexed and searchable? Let me Google that for you! All you need is an e-Learning authoring tool that publishes to HTML and a web server.You can gain access to extensive usage statistics using Google Analytics. link] Just sign up once, obtain a Tracker ID and add a small snippet of code to the HTML sources of your e-Learning content. Did we just kill the future of Learn Management Systems?

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