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Why face-to-face should be for special occasions

Clive on Learning

Like most people, I listen to quite a bit of music, but only very occasionally do I go to a live gig or concert; I watch a considerable amount of drama (most of it mysteries and thrillers I’m afraid), but this is on TV, only very rarely at the theatre; and I watch my fair share of sport, mostly on TV but (here’s where I break the pattern), also quite regularly at the Amex stadium in Brighton. The live events I have attended in my life are, in many cases, peak moments of high emotional engagement that I will never forget. The rest is just passing the time enjoyably.

E-Learning 101

eLearning 24-7

This post is dedicated to my father, Frank J. Weiss, who passed away on 4-7-12. He often found it difficult to explain to others what I did and more importantly, what is e-learning. Isn’t wasn’t because he wasn’t smart – he was. Part of the reason was, he wasn’t tech savvy although he was willing to take it for a drive. I think a lot of people in our space are like my Dad. Wake Up! The reality of e-learning is that ambiguity still plays a big role in the space. The challenges are two-fold. New systems, terms and information. The end result? The main term. Seats.


Alternatives To ‘Correct’ and ‘Incorrect’

The eLearning Coach

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How a One-Person Training Department Can Still Achieve Big Results


I’ve worked as a training director in two companies. In my previous role, I managed a group of 13 trainers and instructional designers. But in my current role, I am what many would call a “department of one” I never really cared for that label, as it almost seemed to imply that one person is only capable of running a small-time operation. ” Perception is Reality.

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Reading the tea Leaves in my tabs: Our ecosystem is Commodified

Mark Oehlert

I read my browser tabs like tea leaves I think. I look across the top row there and I try to discern what the tabs are telling me. Is there something bubbling up? What's gaining heat or buzz? I'm not saying my tabs are richer than others or more aromatic, its just one way I try to make sense of some of this stuff (I would also read actual tea leaves but they're so hard to find these days). .

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Measurement Program Implementation Tips and Technology Tools

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Once you have completed your program design, start the implementation phase by taking a baseline assessment. This means using the tools and measurements you have identified to assess your target audience’s current status and performance - and your organization’s status and performance. Click here to read full version

Creating a Measurement Model

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As you work through the learning initiative design process, the key challenge is to balance strategy with tactics: Connecting specific actions that accomplish high level goals. The Theory of Change model, which starts with broad goals and asks you to work backwards to specific actions, forces you to make the connections between each step clear. The narrative step also challenges you to explain the connections: An excellent exercise for testing assumptions and discovering gaps. Click here to read full version