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The nature of e-learning in Australia

Spark Your Interest

This post is written by Ryan Tracey. The young nation of Australia has a rich history in e-learning. They say necessity is the mother of invention, and so in 1951 the  School of the Air  was launched to educate children dispersed across the outback. From Kalgoorlie in the west to the aptly named Longreach in the east, school students in remote communities received their instruction over the radio.

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Stoatly Different

Christmas always brings a conundrum. The kids want new toys, but they don’t play with the ones they’ve already got! Dutifully, you spend your hard earned cash adding to the pile of toys. Recognition is fleeting. By the time you read this blog, all new toys will have become a part of the amorphous mass of toys that sits in the corner of the bedroom. There they are doomed to remain, relatively untouched for the rest of the year, until of course the cycle begins again. Nothing changes as we get older. Or indeed when we move to the world of work. New toys, that’s what we need.

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The nature of e-learning in Australia

Spark Your Interest

This post is written by Ryan Tracey. The young nation of Australia has a rich history in e-learning. They say necessity is the mother of invention, and so in 1951 the  School of the Air  was launched to educate children dispersed across the outback. From Kalgoorlie in the west to the aptly named Longreach in the east, school students in remote communities received their instruction over the radio.

Reading: “Online learning in the workplace”

Dont Waste Your Time

Like many of my peers I read around my ‘subject’ a lot. Sometimes I print copies out and store them, other times I save to favourites (on Twitter mainly , very rarely to a browser), or to Delicious (when I remember to use it). The Australasian Journal of Educational Technology is always worth looking at as the papers are interesting and varied. world. 2012). link].

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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As the world keeps churning, work today is all about learning

Learning and Working on the Web

The title of this post is what Dan Pink, in his book To Sell is Human , would call a rhyming pitch. He also discusses the question pitch , and I followed his recommendation in the Pitch chapter and developed my own. Are things more complex now, then they were five years ago? Your Work? Your Markets? Your Customers? Your Profession? You had a job, knew what to do, and were paid to do it.

Social networking & the workplace

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What most do not realize is that “some 70% of the extra profit to be made through social technologies has nothing to do with marketing. It’s in areas of the company such as knowledge management, innovation, communication, and better integration with the supply chain.” 1. In this ‘knowledge-building ecosystem’ people are at its core and information-transfer becomes a form of currency.

Yes, I write white papers.

Jay Cross

A friend of ten years asked, “You write white papers? didn’t know you wrote white papers.” ” For vendors? To make them look good? To help sell stuff? Yes, yes, yes. Here’s recent proof, 25 pages on how to implement 70:20:10. The potential is great. And previously, 20 pages on why training is broken and what to do about it. Pass it along! White papers from Jay Cross.

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ETMooc - Moocing old style

Learnadoodledastic

As a participant of the first truly massive mooc CCK08, I am looking forward to participating in an old style :-) Mooc (cMooc) as opposed to the newer brand of xMoocs. Photo Courtesy of ryan2point0 under the CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license. My participation in this mooc i am hoping will re-awaken the more active connectivist in me. Let me say that a big hats off to the course creators. etmooc

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

The New Leadership & Stoos

Jay Cross

One year ago, twenty management thinkers and agile software gurus met on a mountain top in Stoos, Switzerland, to assess and find alternatives to obsolete leadership practices. We concluded with this communiqu é : Reflecting on leadership in organizations today, we find ourselves in a bit of a mess. There has to be a better way. Join us. It’s free.  Stoos Connect schedule.  Stoos

Undoing Hollywood (How I Learned to Love Teaching High School Media)

Visual Lounge

Guest post by high school media production teacher,  Jay Miles. Not long ago, I found myself in a solid position, professionally. I was teaching media production at a local college and working for two major cable networks. I had a short commute, steady income and great coworkers. I was shooting freelance projects, traveling to exciting cities and meeting interesting people in my field. Yeah, right.

Going Global series: Exploring “Oz” with Ryan Tracey

Spark Your Interest

One of the things that is really compelling in today’s environment is connecting with peers around the world. reached out to some of my twitter network to explore the idea of doing some guest posts with those outside North America.  I was delighted when Ryan Tracey accepted my request. He has written some of my favorite e-learning posts, such as: A Defence of the Next Button. Everyone is a SME. How to revamp your learning model. Who is Ryan? His work focuses on adult learning in the workplace, and he maintains a particular interest in blended delivery, informal learning and social media.

Congratulations to the winners!

Adobe Captivate

Yesterday during our Captivate training session, we announced the results for Adobe Presenter Knowledge Sharing Contest. Thanks to Anita Horsley, Joe Ganci, and Nancy Rayes for judging the contest entries. Here are the winning entries: First prize goes to Dave Dunbar for his video on Using Xtranormal for Education to Engage Your Students! Dave has [.].

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

Going Global series: Exploring “Oz” with Ryan Tracey

Spark Your Interest

One of the things that is really compelling in today’s environment is connecting with peers around the world. reached out to some of my twitter network to explore the idea of doing some guest posts with those outside North America.  I was delighted when Ryan Tracey accepted my request. He has written some of my favorite e-learning posts, such as: A Defence of the Next Button. Everyone is a SME. How to revamp your learning model. Who is Ryan? His work focuses on adult learning in the workplace, and he maintains a particular interest in blended delivery, informal learning and social media.

10. All design takes place within constraints

Onlignment

The third element of the situation that you need to investigate, after the learning requirements (‘the learning’) and the characteristics of the target population (‘the learner’), is the logistics. You need to know what practical constraints (or to put it more positively, what opportunities) you will have to accommodate (or, in the case of opportunities, to exploit). All design takes place within constraints. I’m sure film director James Cameron moans about his measly $200m budget and his unreasonable two-year schedule. So what logistical factors are likely to impact on your design? The budget.

What Gets Rewarded Gets Done

The Peformance Improvement

To be successful, organizations must align their reward structure with their intended goals. Eduardo Porter, in a New York Times article titled, When Public Outperforms Private in Services , writes: The success or failure of an organization often depends on whether it can clearly identify its goals and align the interests of managers and employees to serve them.

3 Critical Insights from the 2013 ASTD State of the Industry Report

OpenSesame

An important part of planning for the new year is assessing what’s worked and what hasn’t in the past. The American Society for Training & Development’s 2012 State of the Industry report is a valuable resource for doing just that. Looking at trends will help you decide where to focus your efforts in 2013 in order to have the greatest impact on your business.

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.

TOKYO TRIVIA!

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World Star Hip Hop Honey and Sin City dancer Tokyo (@iiLuvTokyo) aka "Sherane" will be stopping by "The Reveal" on Monday!!! Whoever answers the questions correctly will win an autographed calendar that she is

Who is the most beautiful?

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Rakuten Indonesia Toko Online Murah Jepang 2013

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Rakuten.co.id: Toko online murah, serba ada Barang unik Jepang adalah tempat shopping internet yang akan menjadi bahasan utama tulisan saya agar sekiranya dapat memberikan informasi berita terbaru awal tahun 2013

English Test Online

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A theatre is a place where people entertain the audience. The people, who perform, called actors and actresses, act in plays on a stage. stage can be raised platform, or it can be part of the floor in a room, either in the centre

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.

Quiz: How well do you know MLK?

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Martin Luther King once said, ?Life's Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'? As we commemorate MLK's legacy on Jan. 21, many individuals and groups are following the president's call to

Business disaster quiz

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Disaster can be man-made or caused by the unruly hand of Mother Nature. If your business is going to survive the unexpected, insurance is one way to help protect it against loss and get back on your feet. However, not all

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WHATS SOME THING THAT HAS SHORT TEETH

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Best Practices for Launching an LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process – and be able to measure success – is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook. Click to download.