Tue.Oct 25, 2011

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Thinking Strategy, Pt.1

Clark Quinn

I’ve been involved in a lot of strategic thinking lately, both for clients and workshops (e.g. my mobile strategy workshop at DevLearn next week), and so it’s forced me to reflect on what strategy is. I’ve previously talked about the technology components of an elearning strategy, and how they tie together, but I’ve need to take another cut at it. It goes further, of course.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Math Made Easy

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. So I'm working with a text caption in Adobe Captivate and the font size is 16 points. I'd like the font size to be twice as big. For many developers, figuring out what the font size should be if it's supposed to be twice as big as 16 points is easy. 16x2=32. What's that you say? Math isn't your friend. not your thing? Most computers on the face of the Earth have a free, built-in calculator. (On Windows XP, choose Start > Run > Calculator. On Windows 7 or Vista, choose Start and type Calculator into the Search box. Here's how.

Do you really need separate social learning tools? PART TWO – 6 ways to integrate learning into the workflow

Jane Hart

In Part One  of this series of blog postings, I asked the question: “As business is becoming more social and we are using new social tools to work collaboratively with one another, do we really need  another  set of social tools specifically for learning?” ” In this post I am going to be taking a look at 6 ways organisations are already integrating learning into their workflow systems – so that the same… Read the rest. Social learning

The Ubiquity of Informal Learning: Beyond the 70/20/10 Model

Stoatly Different

This post first appeared at Learning Solutions Magazine. So I’ve had a bit of a bugbear for a while and I’m starting to feel that I’m not alone. It’s 70/20/10, the oft-quoted model from which we derive that the majority of learning happens from on the job experience, as opposed to learning from peers or in a formal learning environment. That’s not to say that I think the importance we give to informal learning is wrong, far from it. It is more that I think we’ve got the wrong model at the heart of the movement. Learning Styles “seemed to fit.” different model perhaps? So what’s my point?

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

Want to develop an effective customer training strategy for your organization? Download this guide to learn some simple steps you can follow to set your team up for success. Click to download.

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Exciting 3D Event to Discuss Virtual Clinical Trials

Kapp Notes

Innovations in Clinical Research Workshop. Join an esteemed panel of industry experts and technology innovators to discuss the current and future state of the  Virtual Clinical Trial. As Life Sciences organizations look to reduce the costs of global clinical trials, innovations in technology, delivery and partnership models are taking shape to “virtualize” important components of the clinical trial process. These processes include SOP training, CRA training, investigator meetings and collaboration between sponsors and CROs. TITLE: Innovations in Clinical Research. 45 Liberty Blvd.

Are You Getting the Most Value Out of Your Rapid E-Learning Tools?

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint’s designed as a presentation tool. While the application is versatile and great for elearning, many people still struggle to get past the PowerPoint look because the features are designed to encourage the use of the templates. The key is to learn to see the features from a different perspective. When you can do this, you get more value out of the application. Click here to view the demo.

New in the Catalog: Microsoft Office Training from Sonic Performance Support

OpenSesame

Today we’re excited to announce our elearning marketplace now features excellent Microsoft Office training courses from our partners at Sonic Performance Support. Right Press Releases

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Poor Managers. Poor Performance.

Mindflash

Managers have enormous impact on people performance both positive and negative. However, there are too many examples of the negative impact that bad managers have on people and performance for us to ignore it the way we do.  And we do ignore it. Too many organizations react first to poor performance by blaming the employee and seeking solutions to “fix” them. Think I’m crazy?

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

A question of leadership development

E-Learning Provocateur

A provocative question was posed at the latest Learning Cafe : Does the learning department spend disproportionate effort on leadership development? To me, it makes good business sense to facilitate the development of effective leaders in the organisation. Leadership is a driver of culture, which in turn is a driver of engagement, which in turn is a driver of performance. While I support the philosophy of leadership development, however, I have doubts over some of the interventions that are deployed under that banner. Do you agree with me?

Taleo Learn: Transforming Talent Training and Development by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

[Press release] Taleo Learn is a comprehensive solution for delivering, tracking, and managing formal and social learning content. This allows organizations to streamline learning and development and improve time to competency. Blended Design Strategies Development Strategies Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Tools

A question of leadership development

E-Learning Provocateur

A provocative question was posed at the latest Learning Cafe : Does the learning department spend disproportionate effort on leadership development? To me, it makes good business sense to facilitate the development of effective leaders in the organisation. Leadership is a driver of culture, which in turn is a driver of engagement, which in turn is a driver of performance. While I support the philosophy of leadership development, however, I have doubts over some of the interventions that are deployed under that banner. Do you agree with me?

Some Insights for Successful LMS Selection and Implementation

G-Cube

Every organization is a melting-pot of information and knowledge. Learning Management System (LMS) arrange, manage and channelize this information and knowledge through the organization. As a concept, it is not new. The last decade or so have seen tremendous rise in the popularity and acceptance of LMS, especially in the corporate space. Shah has been a part of G-Cube for more than 7 years.

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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.

The LMS is Dead!

Moodle Journal

Have you come acrosss OpenClass yet? It's a new kind of learning environment that goes beyond the LMS. It’s open to everyone, easy to use, and completely free — and it's making an amazing impact on education. partly quoted) There is a Take a Tour option that’s worth looking at because it provides a nice insight into the appearence and feel of the system in operation. please comment.

The 5 key steps to building an eLearning program (overview)

B Online Learning

Share. Tweet. Pin It. In this short blog series we will examine the 5 steps organisations need to take to implement eLearning succesfully. The complete 5 steps are laid out in a complimentary white paper from B Online Learning’s Creative Director Rebecca Verity. In the first instalment of the series we will look at how a logical, aligned approach [.]. eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy Learning Management System White Papers eLearning News learning management system Master elearning Course

Draw of the Flame

Living in Learning

Who among us have resisted the urge to pass a finger through the flame of a candle? certainly recall warnings that fire equals hot equals burn equals pain. Were you warned? I am sure you were, and yet, we all had to learn what hot meant by taking the risk, ignoring the sincere warning of one who had already made that same mistake. Is that a weakness? Or is it just part of growing up? Unfortunately, as we leave childhood and pass into and through our teen years, risks are not as benign and simple as candles, and often the stakes are much higher…as are the flames.

View and show PPTs on iPAD via free app

Take an e-Learning Break

SlideSharkis a free app that allows mobile professionals & educators to view and showPowerPoint ® presentations on the iPad ®. If you're an iPad user, you may have noticed that there isn't a PowerPoint orMicrosoft ® Office app for viewingPowerPoint files available in the App Store. In their absence, mobileprofessionals & educators have had to come up with "workarounds"that end up falling short. With SlideShark, you can easily and reliably convert PowerPoint into ahigh fidelity iPad-optimized format that keeps animations, fonts, colors, andgraphics intact.

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.

Draw of the Flame

Living in Learning

Who among us have resisted the urge to pass a finger through the flame of a candle? certainly recall warnings that fire equals hot equals burn equals pain. Were you warned? I am sure you were, and yet, we all had to learn what hot meant by taking the risk, ignoring the sincere warning of one who had already made that same mistake. Is that a weakness? Or is it just part of growing up? Unfortunately, as we leave childhood and pass into and through our teen years, risks are not as benign and simple as candles, and often the stakes are much higher…as are the flames.