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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.

#ict4d challenges to deliver sustainable #mLearning in developing regions

Ignatia Webs

In a previous post I linked to a presentation by John Traxler , focusing on the discrepancy between current mLearning projects constructed by the mLearning research community that are often lacking rigorous evaluation and sustainable options, and the mobile corporate world pushing for scalable, sustainable mobile projects that are based on pragmatic, transparent facts. and so on.

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. 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. New systems, terms and information. The end result? The main term. They are one in the same. every night?

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Remaking education in the image of our desires

George Siemens

The current generation of students will witness the remaking of our education system. Change is happening on many fronts: economic, technological, paradigmatic, social, and the natural cycles of change that occur in complex social/technical systems. David’s model of long systemic change , and (my personal favorite) Carlota Perez’ techno-economic revolutions. Not at this summit. Sector.

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Using social media for onboarding

Learning and Working on the Web

Last year, I looked at new hire practices and found some interesting methods: Ensuring new hires understand the shadow or informal part of the organization through the use of tools such as network maps (Jon Katzenbach, Senior Partner of Booz & Company, author of The Wisdom of Teams). Two actions that can begin even before a formal offer is made: Providing access to an online knowledge base.

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

Mindflash

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.

Creating a Measurement Model

The Learning Circuits

In the first two posts in this series, we discussed the value of data and the process for using the theory of change model for learning design. This week, we’ll walk through creating a measurement model for a fictional company, Acme Donuts. 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. Acme, Inc.

The vision: 6. Learning and development that is powerful

Onlignment

In the  first post  in this series, we expressed a vision for learning and development that is aligned, economical, scalable, flexible, engaging and, above all, powerful in terms of the results it achieves. In this post, we look at the argument for l&d to be powerful. There is a clear link here with alignment. Learning is first and foremost an investment in the learner, the employee.

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.

153 FREE e-Learning Character Graphics

LearnDash

Spice up your e-Learning with these 150+ cartoon character graphics absolutely FREE from WordPress LMS!  Below are a few samples of the characters, shown here in multiple situations which you can easily edit.  Change character colors just as you would change the color of any shape in a PowerPoint presentation. . Download the graphics by clicking the button below. . Tweet. elearning free

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

Mark Oehlert

I read my browser tabs like tea leaves I think. 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). . OCW : .

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Breaking 3 Bad Design Habits

Trina Rimmer

Being a designer presents us with daily opportunities to challenge ourselves, push boundaries and create solutions that make our businesses successful, our clients happy, and our audience more effective.  But sometimes our work isn’t very inspirational and it’s really hard to get ourselves psyched-up to change the world. starting with annual compliance training.

AIMS and Mindflash

Mindflash

About the Organization:   AIMS 360 (AIMS) designs and develops a one-stop apparel software solution and cutting-edge iPad apps for manufacturers, wholesalers, and importers. From inventory management,  order processing, and production, through sales, accounting, , and distribution, the Apparel Information Management System helps organizations to easily streamline, automate, and accelerate all facets of their mission-critical operations. AIMS was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in the heart of the Fashion District within downtown Los Angeles. You get burned out. Scott Allen. AIMS 360.

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Lectora User Conference Showcase: Jeremy Boles

Everything E-Learning

Learn how to effectively use variables in Lectora e-Learning software to track progress and increase learner engagement in this session by Jeremy Boles and the 2012 Lectora User Conference in Chicago

Full Screen Video and Image Quiz Question Enhancements

Developer on Duty

The next time you include either a video page or a quiz question that includes images, you will notice some new features.  . Full Screen Video. The Text and Video page, Video page and the new Streaming Video page have been updated to include the ability to display the video full screen. An icon has been added to the bottom right corner of each video. When the learner clicks the icon the video is played full screen:  .  .  .  . Once the video has finished, the learner simply presses escape to return to the course. Instructions are provided to the learner once the video goes full screen.  .

Measurement Program Implementation Tips and Technology Tools

ATD Learning Technologies

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

Evaluation Debate in People Management

Learnforever

Bill Parsons, CIPD Vice-President, raised an important debate in the most recent issue of People Management (27 March). Under the heading ‘ Learning to Leap ’, Bill observed that learning and development often fails to correlate with business metrics and contribute to business outcomes. Unfortunately, the debate hasn’t really taken off. As I write, mine is the only comment (5 April) in reply to Bill’s piece. Keith Ledingham has just written a letter in response, ‘ ROI is essential to measure HR’s contribution ’ (17 April). My next blog post will explore why this is

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.

Creating a Measurement Model

ATD Learning Technologies

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