Fri.Dec 07, 2012

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Book Review: “APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur – How to Publish a Book”

Dont Waste Your Time

“APE is 300 pages of step-by-step, tactical advice and practical inspiration. If you want a hype-filled, get-rich-quick book, you should look elsewhere. On the other hand, if you want a comprehensive and realistic guide to self-publishing, APE is the answer.” ” Amazon UK. Why am I reviewing a book about self-publishing? Writers gained control of their own fate. and go with it.

Five Drivers to Organisational Learning

Connect Thinking

There are so many contributing factors to successful organisational learning. I’ve been thinking through what might be the top 5. Importantly to note, two are intrinsic to the individual, two are extrinsic, and only one of the five requires a specific learning intervention. let’s take a look at these, and our role in promoting these drivers. 1. Curiosity (intrinsic). Time (extrinsic).

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5 Call for #papers on #mLearning, #MOOC and #eLearning

Ignatia Webs

Having finished my draft thesis to submit for review, I am ready to dive into the call for papers and … get some abstracts in. Here are some of the calls that got into my mailbox. EdMedia 2013 – World Conference on Educational Media and Technology Deadline for submissions : 12 December 2012 Conference dates : 24 – 28 June 2013 Location: Victoria, British Colombia, Canada. 2007).

Pyramids and spheres

Clive on Learning

Yesterday there was much fun to be had at the eLearning Network 25th Birthday Party. The term e-learning may not be 25 years old but the concept certainly is and the volunteers at the eLN (formerly TACT - the Association for Computer-Based Training) have done a brilliant job of providing a forum for e-learning designers and professionals to share best practice. Contrast this with Web 2.0, Web 2.0

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Friday Spotlight > Environmental Defense Fund

Enspire Learning

Environmental Defense Fund’s mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends, focusing on the most critical environmental problems. Houndstooth partnered with EDF to show how clean energy is thriving. Graphics, animation, and music by Houndstooth. Blog Friday Spotlight Houndstooth motion graphics video

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The Future of Mobile?

Clark Quinn

In the webinar I did the day before yesterday, one of the questions I was asked was what I thought the future of mobile would be.  My first response was that mobile wasn’t going away, and that we’d see more converged devices.  I also opined that five years ago I couldn’t have predicted where we are now, and consequently it might be hard to think that far forward. There was also a question of whether I thought the laptop was dead, and I kind of did. Let me answer in greater depth, thinking through hardware, software, and context. The interfaces may well simplify. mobile

Bulls Bingo: Does your e-learning come across as genuine?

e-Learning Academy

Recently I was listening to an interesting ‘banter’ from Tim Reid and Andrew Griffiths. Tim is the host of Small Business Big Marketing. Like I’ve written before, I think there are clear synergies between internet content marketing and our approach to developing content for workplace (on demand) learning. In podcast 98 Tim and Andrew, amongst other things, talked [.]. Design

MicroAssist's Linda Warren and Jillian McCarthy presenting at E-Learning Symposium 2013

The Learning Dispatch

MicroAssist's Linda Warren is going to present on What makes Good Public Facing Training at Texas's premier E-Learning Conference. Learning can be designed for employees in your organization and it can also be designed for people who never step foot on your premises. In her session Linda will examine how does public facing training differ from internal/employee training? read more

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.

Friday’s Dutch Treat

Learning and Working on the Web

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared  via social media  during the past week. During a client workshop in the Netherlands this week, I explained how I use Twitter favourites to collect items of interest during the week and then review these before posting my regular Friday’s Finds post on this blog. The key to  PKM  is to find a routine that works for you. KM

Doing Good Effectively

The Peformance Improvement

It’s that giving time of year again. And whether you donate to charities or you are a philanthropist that gives grants to nonprofits, you should care about organizational effectiveness and efficiency. One commonly used indicator of effective management in organizations that do-good is the percentage of their budgets that goes to administrative costs. The rule of thumb is between 11% and 13%.

Will you be accepting bribes this Christmas?

Spicy Learning

It’s that time of year again. Good food, apocalyptic weather, spending time with the family and finally getting the tablet you’ve been dreaming about. But it can also be a risky time for many organisations. Putting the office party compliance ‘nightmare before Christmas’ to one side, there also is the issue of bribery. Corporate corruption and malpractice has never been so high up the political agenda, and the Bribery Act 2010 enforces strict distinctions between acceptable Christmas gifts and illegal bribes. As a result, it’s easier to breach than previous legislation. So what does this mean?

What should be in your next Certification RFP

Training Industry

What topics should be included in a Request for a Proposal (RFP) for certification program development? Do you have topics to include that make an added impact? Do you have topics that help you in your decision making criteria?   Here’s a list for your consideration, what would you add or delete? Certification Program RFP Topics:    .

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We were at Online Educa Berlin 2012


Online Educa Berlin annual event takes place in November. It’s one of the largest global conferences on Learning Technologies for Education and Training and an exhibition for eLearning software providers. This year there was also a first presentation of Edynco team. As you may know, Edynco doesn’t use a linear Table of Contents (i.e. You can read more on Learning Map here. White Label.

Hangover Joe - Chainsaw Safety eLearning

Vignettes Learning

Tip: Parody is a good method to use in content where it is both a reminder and refresher course. For example, we ask employees to go through annual compliance courses like safety, ethics and employment law. The parody might look like the example below. How can you effectively use parody in your storyline? To learn more, see the blog on parody.

MicroAssist's Linda Warren presenting at E-Learning Symposium 2013

The Learning Dispatch

icroAssist's Linda Warren is going to present on What makes Good Public Facing Training at Texas's premier E-Learning Conference. Learning can be designed for employees in your organization and it can also be designed for people who never step foot on your premises. In her session Linda will examine how does public facing training differ from internal/employee training? read more

Creating Custom Holiday Stamps Using Snagit on Mac

Visual Lounge

It’s fun to get creative with holiday decorations! You can decorate your captures in Snagit on Mac by creating your own custom holiday stamps. In this video I show you a couple of different stamps you can create and then add to your custom stamp folder. Using Snagit on Windows? Follow this link to learn how to add custom stamps to your stamps folders. Can’t see this video?

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.