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

mLearning Revolution

My apologies for the delay in blogging since my last post. I 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. I was invited to attend and present my workshop and I was very happy that I did as it was very much worth the trip. Thank You for reading.

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. We sat down.

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. In fact, as Don Taylor, the Chair of LPI, talked further, I went through pretty much every emotion possible! THANK YOU! Social learning

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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. In 2010 the same award was won by Saffron’s Stephanie Dedhar for her work with BT. ‘ I’m immensely proud of Moira and I’m pleased to say I’m not surprised!’ says Noorie Sazen, Saffron CEO. That’s the Saffron difference.’. 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. I 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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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

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. A 2012 research report from global leadership firm PDI Ninth House called “Can Women Executives Break the Glass Ceiling?”

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Take Charge of your eLearning environment

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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!

Customer Satisfaction Determines Reimbursement in Health Care

OpenSesame

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

#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. A Day Made of Glass 2. Productivity Future Vision. Countering popular complaints . Everywhere, immersive, immediate.

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. I will deliver the opening keynote on Friday, May 17th, at the Global Headquarters of United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome.

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#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. A Day Made of Glass 2. Productivity Future Vision. Countering popular complaints . Everywhere, immersive, immediate.

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? I know. So twentieth century. I don’t miss it.

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.

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 Week That Was

CLO Magazine

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

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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