Wed.Feb 29, 2012

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Don't be afraid to call yourself a trainer

Clive on Learning

The word 'training' is unfashionable, so much so that at one recent conference it was referred to as 'the T word'. As a result, just about every self-respecting trainer has been relabelled with a title that centres on 'the L word' (whether or not their role has changed or not). Yet when I first entered the profession I was perfectly happy to be called a Training Specialist. Of course, training is just one of many inputs that can be applied to vocational learning, alongside experiential learning, self-directed learning and all forms of connected and collaborative learning.

“Nice to Know” vs “Need to Know”

eLearning Brothers

We have all had project “kick-off” meetings with Subject Matter Experts where they do an information “dump”. They share with us anything and everything they have ever learned about the topic. We are then left reviewing all the content/information that has been given to us and try to determine what is “Nice to Know” and what is “Need to Know”. Of course to the SME, all of the content is “Need to Know”, so it is our job to ask the right questions to sort through all the information. Just because the “SME says so”, is not a good reason for including unnecessary content in a course.

Everyone's a critic

Learning with e's

Everyone's a critic, they say. Until it comes to academic writing, that is. Many students fail to realise their full potential when it comes to essay writing, usually because they can't seem to find their way out of the descriptive cul-de-sac they make for themselves. If they could only find it within themselves to write critically, they would earn higher grades. Reference Carr, W. and Kemmis, S.

Workplace Frustration Trumps Engagement

The Peformance Improvement

A frustrating work environment trumps engagement every time, especially for the most motivated and committed employees. This is the theme of a webinar (see video) that David Zinger, of the Employee Engagement Network , did with Mark Royal of the Hay Group and co-author of The Enemy of Engagement. Enemy of Engagement from David Zinger on Vimeo.  . Lack of equipment to do their jobs.

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

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The Accidental Instructional Designer: A Learning Solutions Workshop!

Learning Visions

On March 19, I'll be leading a one day workshop in Orlando as part of the pre-conference program for the eLearning Guild's 2012 Learning Solutions conference. From the workshop description: Most of us working as instructional designers got here by accident, by showing an aptitude for training or expertise in a particular subject matter area. And now, here you are, responsible – in some way – for the design, development, and/or delivery of eLearning. And now you’re actually passionate about what you do. So now what? What flavors does it come in and do I need to be an expert in all areas?

Social Learning Platform Curatr Releases Version 2.0 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

(Press Release) UK-based Curatr, an award-winning platform that creates rich, active, and social. eLearning, has released version 2.0 of the software. Curatr combines a unique interface with. game-like mechanics and a collaborative learning environment. Design Strategies Development Strategies Social Media Tools

How to Turn Your Resident Experts Into Star Trainers

Mindflash

One of the great debates within the learning professional circle right now is whether subject-matters experts (SMEs) can be used as effective trainers. SMEs, which can come from anywhere — including within your very-own organization — are just people who happen to have an area of special expertise, whether that’s sales, using the computer system, or making coffee. You are a trainer.

Course of the Week: eZDiversity by Myca Multimedia

OpenSesame

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Take Charge of your eLearning environment

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MOOC reflections

Clark Quinn

A recent phenomena is the MOOC, Massively Open Online Courses. I see two major manifestations: the type I have participated in briefly (mea culpa) as run by George Siemens, Stephen Downes, and co-conspirators, and the type being run by places like Stanford. Each share running large numbers of students, and laudable goals. Each also has flaws, in my mind, which illustrate some issues about education. The Stanford model, as I understand it (and I haven’t taken one), features a rigorous curriculum of content and assessments, in technical fields like AI and programming.

Training: Adobe Photoshop basics for Adobe Captivate 5.5 users – Part 2

Adobe Captivate

Date and time: Thursday, March 22, 2012 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop for creating and editing images/assets for Adobe Captivate 5.5. This is the second part of 2 part series wherein we will discuss different techniques used in creating and managing [.]. Conferences and events eLearning Suite eLearning this week How do I. Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe Captivate 5 training Adobe Captivate 5.5

Training: Adobe Photoshop basics for Adobe Captivate 5.5 users – Part 1

Adobe Captivate

Date and time: Thursday, March 8, 2012 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop for creating and editing images/assets for Adobe Captivate 5.5. This is the first part of 2 part series wherein we will discuss different techniques used in creating and managing [.]. Conferences and events eLearning this week How do I. Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials Adobe Adobe Captivate 5 training Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe Captivate webinar Adobe eLearning Suite Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5