Tue.Aug 30, 2011

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Running race between open learning and formal higher education

Ignatia Webs

As the discussion on the future of higher education keeps on going, it is interesting to see how the presidents of colleges look upon these changes, particularly when looking at how top management looks at the pro's and con's of online learning. The document is a result of a survey conducted in spring 2011. This resistance seems to me to have parallels in the adoption of technology.

Why the Real Power of eLearning is Social

Performance Learning Productivity

This post was prompted by a webinar I gave on behalf of Citrix/GoToWebinar on 6th July 2011 and originally posted as a guest post on the Learning Pool blog. I’ve made a few changes to it here. Looking Back eLearning has been with us in one form or another for at least the past 50 years, maybe longer. Probably the first player on the enterprise eLearning block was the University of Illinois

Corporate culture

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Next month I’ll be discussing corporate culture at  Sibos in Toronto. My view (not original) is that corporate culture is an emergent property. It is a result of the myriad properties of the organization and its environment. Culture happens, and like a child, once born, the parents are not really in control. Both culture and practice emerge from the organization and its environment.

Ingenuity, creativity and time

Learning with e's

Creativity is such an elusive thing. For some, waiting for inspiration is a familiar past-time. It's more than just staring at a blank page, or waiting for that tune to arrive out of thin air. If the muse has deserted you, it can be quite a time of anguish, particularly if your living depends upon being creative. At that moment there is simply nothing you can do. Creativity is almost never instant.

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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Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Rapid eLearning

Many elearning developers are working with limited resources. So any time you can find a free solution, you’ve won. The other day I was playing around with Urtak. The site lets you build simple surveys. The value is its simplicity and how the questions engage people. It also lets you, the survey taker, to ask additional questions—another way to engage. Ask Questions to Engage Your Learners.

What Would Your Members Say?


When you spend a lot of time in an RV on the road, visiting different places, staying in various campgrounds, parks, and RV resorts, you realize what your expectations can be, based on the name of a place. We’ve stayed at resorts that only allowed certain types of RVs (yes, it’s permitted by law), and cost more than a room at a bed and breakfast. Stay with me here. Membership benefits?

Infographic: Private Cloud Computing by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

edCetra Training has released an infographic summarizing the state of private cloud computing today, its benefits, and its future directions. In addition, on September 7, edCetra is launching a TweetChat (#clouduc8), a monthly discussion about learning in the cloud. Development Strategies Future Trends Mobile Learning Social Media

Do your business

Jay Cross

Don’t let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy. Blaming organizational problems on corporate culture is like saying something’s a communications problem: it doesn’t get you anywhere. The purpose of business is business. These days the goal is often to become a responsive, real-time business. The organization is what supports doing business better. Just Jay

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.

Accounting and the Learning Professional

CLO Magazine

How much do I need to know about accounting and financial statements to run learning like a business? This is a recurring question and the answer is “Not that much.” The good news is that a little bit of knowledge about financial matters goes a long way. The bad news – for some anyway – is that some financial knowledge is essential for your success, and many have not been exposed to any in their formal education or on the job. You also will need to know how to read a monthly departmental expense (or income) report. That is basically it.

Search Cube - An Alternate Search Method

Take an e-Learning Break

One of today's tips from the Smart Workers Guide to Social. Media online programme: [link]. search-cube is a visual search engine that presents web search results in a unique, three-dimensional cube interface. It shows previews of up to ninety-six websites, videos and images. Check it out: [link]. Other Search Engines: [link

Seeking testers for a new learning game engine – Knowledge Guru™ A prize to the winner!

Bottom-Line Performance

Knowledge Guru is a game engine we at Bottom-Line Performance have been developing for the past year. We’re chomping at the bit to release the game engine to people so they can create their own learning games…but we also want to gather as much test feedback as we can before finalizing the first release. learn the facts and apply those facts to specific scenarios). 

eLearning Cyclops: A Few Things of Interest: #Storyboarding.

eLearning Cyclops

A Few Things of Interest: #Storyboarding & #LearningStyles. Several things of interest I recently wandered upon that I would like to share. Kevin Thorn, a.k.a. Nugget Head, recently published an article in eLearn Magazine

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.

E-Learning authoring and the reuse of content


You don't want to duplicate any content if it is not necessary. The more copies you make the more complex your maintenance will be. In order to solve this, easygenerator offers you the 'page link' and the 'content link'. Page link. Sometimes you want to reuse a page as it is. For example you want to reuse a question (general pages are obviously also possible) from one course into another.

Create more effective e-Learning


In version 8 of easygenerator we have added some great functionality that will impact the effectiveness of your e-Learning. Today's learners expect e-learning to respond and adapt to their learning needs. With easygenerator, quiz questions and assessments can be tied to learning objectives and the course navigation will automatically change based on the outcome per assessment. How does it work?