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The Importance of a Learning Climate in Corporate Training

Social Learning

Corporate training is a huge industry in this country, and in many ways corporations are embracing employee development like never before. According to the most recent numbers from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), American companies spent over $150 billion on training in 2011 alone. With a national [.] Training Development Training Evaluation corporate training

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The Top 7 L&D Pinterest Boards

Voice of Clarity

Pinterest has become popular for collecting fashion designs, recipes and craft ideas. Its clean interface and endless possibilities of items to pin make it an addicting social media platform. But what about its potential for Learning and Development? We scoured Pinterest and came up with the top seven boards for L&D inspiration. Most of the boards emphasize eLearning and technology and surprisingly, many of the pinners are outside of the U.S. Here they are, in no particular order: Amy Roche. Tim Tyler. SHIFT eLearning. Check out Amy Jo Kim’s presentation on game design. Tomasz Jankowski -.

Mobile Learning is where the Puck is Going to Be [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

My apologies for the delay in blogging since my last post. have been busy launching my workshop on how to transition from e-Learning to m-Learning. Now that this workshop is up-and-running, I’m back with more thoughts on the mobile learning revolution. Everyone was eager to learn more about how to design learning experiences that are optimized for touch on mobile devices. Send to Kindle.

Changing the world

Learning with e's

It's not often you get to talk with someone who has changed the world. That's exactly what I did this week in a glittering lounge in the Carlton Ritz Hotel, when I sat down with Steve Wozniak , co-founder (with Steve Jobs) of Apple. Wozniak designed the first Apple computer, and together with Jobs, set in motion a company that continues this day to mould our use of digital technology. walked over.

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Thank you, LPI, for the Colin Corder Award

Jane Hart

Last night I attended the Learning Awards 2013 hosted by the Learning & Performance Institute  at the Dorchester Hotel. I was one of the many judges for the awards, so I was delighted  to be invited to see the awards being presented to the worthy winners. Eventually I got to the stage, and received the award, which was sponsored by Cisco. But I want to put that right now. THANK YOU!

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Saffron wins Instructional Designer of the Year (again!)

Spicy Learning

Last night’s Learning Awards saw Saffron Interactive win the coveted award for the second time in four years – the only e-learning provider ever to do so. Beating stiff competition from Mind Click, Dell and Unicorn Training, Saffron’s Moira Nicolson took the prize for an extraordinary e-learning course on mental resilience created for Transport for London. says Noorie Sazen, Saffron CEO. Winning this award for the second time shows why Saffron is such a special company. That’s the Saffron difference.’. Not only did we deliver £7.8 This is a cause I’m passionate about.’. Register here.

Using Lessons from Video Games in E-Learning

Learning Developments

I'm a child of the 80's. Everyday I am reminded of that by the marketers who want dollars from the 30-something crowd. The fact that I grew up in the 80's puts me in perfect place to see the evolution of video games. Yes, I played Pong back in the day. The Atari 2600 stole hours of my elementary years. remember text-based games like Zork and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Castle Wolfenstein brought in the era of first person shooter games for me. SimCity allowed me to create my own little worlds where I could tax and make money. That actually took me by surprise. learning on the job).

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Even the Leadership Playing Field

CLO Magazine

Stark differences in professional competencies, motivators and experiences may underscore why more men make it to top levels within organizations. Legions of women ascended organizational ladders in recent decades, but few reached the C-suite. 2012 research report from global leadership firm PDI Ninth House called “Can Women Executives Break the Glass Ceiling?”

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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.

Creative learning on mass, or the MIT MOOC

Dave's Whiteboard

Just this morning, I came across MIT Media Lab’s announcement for its  Learning Creative Learning  online course. You can read  about it  or skim the  outline  to make your own judgment; I’m enjoying the laid-back description, which tracks with my previous massive open online course experience: “This is a big experiment. Things will break. We don’t have all the answer.”

Tips for Taking Control of Your Email Addiction!

Web Courseworks

Managers need to demonstrate daily evidence of disciplined work habits and unflappable confidence in decision making.  This effort can be diminished if, like me, you are an email junkie.  Below are three signs that you may have an addiction and could benefit from tips on how to detox. You often glance at your phone to [.]. eLearning email inbox inbox detox Jillian Bichanich managers marsha egan

Curation: Making Sense of Digital Information

The Peformance Improvement

So much information; so little time. This is a universal dilemma of the 21 st century. We are inundated with email, tweets, blog posts, Linkedin updates and comments, Facebook news feeds and messages, rss feeds, in addition to old-tech media like newspapers, magazines, TV, and radio.  It’s more than the human brain can comprehend. But the solution is at our fingertips. It’s called curation!

DNA of a 21st Century Educator Simplified!


TALK During your lifetime you have probably experienced inspirational educators, or witnessed inspiring lectures. But, what about you? Are you such an educator? If not, why not? In this talk, I explored some of the ingredients top educators in the 21st century have, and how we can learn from them to reinvent ourselves to reach our true potential as an educator.

Customer Training Completion Rates

Curious to learn how different factors in your training courses may affect completion rates? We crunched the numbers to help you set goals for course completion and build your content strategy. Download the study to learn what kind of content keeps learners engaged, how long courses should be, and more.

LinkedIn Alumni Network Analysis Tool


I've had a bit of fun playing around with LinkedIn's new alumni network analysis tool. attended Dartmouth College during the mid 1970's; apparently the number of software nerds who live in northern Minnesota and work for a Fortune 100 firm are quite rare! Seriously, one could use this tool to leverage and find connections. The possibilities are interesting. College Search Economy 2.0

Jobs and work

Learning and Working on the Web

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared  via social media  during the past two weeks.  Note: It seems that if you look in enough places, certain patterns begin to emerge.]. “ If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers. Thomas Pynchon.” ” via @johnsonwhitney. They are often obstacles to much better solutions.”

Customer Satisfaction Determines Reimbursement in Health Care


Customer satisfaction is essential in any industry. Whether you are providing a product or service, your reputation is determined by the people on the receiving end. With a shift in the healthcare industry, customer reports are now shaping and adjusting reimbursements. In 2012, Medicare implemented a revised scale for reimbursements based on customer satisfaction reports. Right

Nexus 10 Test: Follow Up Review


I've had my Nexus 10 for one month and I'm still happy with my decision to forgo the iPad and pick Google. For those of you who read my earlier review , you may remember my lamenting one app which I would really miss from the iPad, the USA Today. Well, that problem has been solved! Here are a couple of screenshots. Click to maximize any image. screenshots, links, and words via my Nexus 10.

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.

#EDCMOOC: utopias & dystopias – looking to the future (part 1)

Good To Great

The second week of the E-learning and Digital Cultures course still centres on utopian and dystopian accounts of technology. Where last week looked at past accounts of our existing relationship with technology, the films this week explore ideas of the future of digital culture. Productivity Future Vision. Countering popular complaints . Everywhere, immersive, immediate. slightly hollow utopia.

Innovation + Quality

Jay Cross

Learning Innovations and Quality Conference : “The Future of Digital Resources” LINQ is the only European conference to cover both Learning Innovations and Learning Quality. will deliver the opening keynote on Friday, May 17th, at the Global Headquarters of United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome.

#EDCMOOC: utopias & dystopias – looking to the future (part 1)

Good To Great

The second week of the E-learning and Digital Cultures course still centres on utopian and dystopian accounts of technology. Where last week looked at past accounts of our existing relationship with technology, the films this week explore ideas of the future of digital culture. Productivity Future Vision. Countering popular complaints . Everywhere, immersive, immediate. slightly hollow utopia.

What’s on the bookshelf at Internet Time Lab

Jay Cross

Last month I loaded books I refer to in my work into the shelves at Internet Time Lab (below). Books on art, cooking, travel, history, and esoteric subjects remain on the shelves in the Marrakech Room on the floor above. It’s easier to see the titles with the shelves turned on their side. Click for a larger image. Books? Printed books? So twentieth century. Is that all there is?”

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.

The Challenge of Improv in Learning

CLO Magazine

Banner Health's Michael Abrams explains how to incorporate improv in a leadership development program

Exciting Keynote Speakers Announced for Chief Learning Officer Symposium

CLO Magazine

Chicago, Feb. 8, 2013 — Chief Learning Officer magazine has announced an outstanding lineup of speakers for its Spring 2013 CLO Symposium, slated for March 18-20 at Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas. The diverse group of experts who will be sharing their insights at the international conference includes business executives, best-selling authors and human capital development thought leaders, all focusing their remarks on the conference theme, "Home on the Range: Learning for a Globalized Workforce.". Novak is chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands Inc., million employees.

The Week That Was

CLO Magazine

The top five stories from for the week of Feb. 4. Also, the challenges of moving from an underling to a boss


How to Be the Best for Gen Y

CLO Magazine

Editor Ladan Nikravan interviews Fred Lee, chief technology officer of Enova International, to discuss how the company caters to Gen Y employees

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.