Mon.Feb 13, 2012

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Online learners need the means, the motive and the opportunity

Clive on Learning

Means, motive and opportunity might be necessary if you are to convince a jury to convict in a trial, but they also apply in a wide variety of other circumstances, not least whether or not learning technologies make sense for a particular population: Means Learners need the means to engage with technology, in particular the IT literacy. While not so long ago this was a major obstacle, even in developed economies, the problem is fast reducing. Just about every electronic gadget we use - a telephone, a tablet, a TV, a DVD player, a games console - is at heart a computer and works like one.

Three Tips for e-Learning Dominance

Kapp Notes

Wouldn’t it be great to have the most dominant, overruling, kick butt e-learning imaginable. meaning people actually learned and applied what you wanted them to learn and apply from taking your e-learning module). Here are three tips to help you achieve that goal. ONE: Make the learning meaningful. The learner needs to see an immediate need and application of the content to what they are doing. Make it realistic, targeted and focused on actions and activity. This is accomplished by giving the learner an actual situation in which they need to apply the knowledge you are hoping they learn.

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Social media budget line item?

Clark Quinn

Where does social media fit in the organization?  In talking with a social media entrepreneur over beers the other day, he mentioned that one of his barriers in dealing with organizations was that they didn’t have a budget line for social media software. That may sound trivial, but it’s actually a real issue in terms of freeing up the organization. In one instance, it had been the R&D organization that undertook the cost.  In another case, the cost was attributed to the overhead incurred in dealing with a merger. These are expedient, but wrong. But who funds it? social strateg

Write the Questions First.

Learning Visions

"Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer." ~ Rainer Marie Rilke, from “Letters to a Young Poet". Words to live by. And, it turns out, words by which to design instruction. Read more in Kineo Top Tip 64: Write the Questions First

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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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Social media in 1940

Learning and Working on the Web

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The eLearning Guild Publishes 2012 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

The eLearning Guild has released the 2012 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report. Summary and links are here, along with a salary calculator you can use to compute and compare baseline salaries with your own situation. Professional Development

Who Threw That?

Living in Learning

A question many of us have sought to answer…or maybe “predict”…came up in one of my networking groups this morning. When you do you know that the Learning & Development function in your organization is fully developed?” The answer to this may be as impossible to define as it is to nail Jell-O to the wall. Methinks being fully developed, means being in a constant state of "evolution" with a minimum of resistance to change. Learning @ the Point of Work Learning Ecosystems learning at point of work learning continuum learning ecosystem learning environment LinkedIn

Why training may not always be the right course of action – part 2


In the first part of this series we listed some well-known and tragic cases of under-performance, and asked, “If the people were trained, how could things go so badly wrong?” Here we’ll investigate why people do not get things right first time, every time, and we’ll examine 6 prime factors that prevent people from performing to the necessary standard. Why don’t people get things right first time, every time? There are 6 common reasons why performance deficit might occur. 1) Task perception. People follow the wrong instructions, or fail to realise their personal responsibility for an outcome.

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.

Surgery via text message

Dave's Whiteboard

I have a collection of job aids, some going back more than 50 years.  I keep them for various reasons: some are amusing, many are creative, and all of them are examples of helping people to perform some task. What makes a job aid a job aid? It presents information that’s external to the performer. It’s used on the job.  It’s part of how the performer carries out some task. It  enables accomplishment : when a person uses the job aid, he can accomplish some result that he couldn’t otherwise. Click to view video on The Telegraph's site. Improving performance On the jo

The Human Factor: Building Strategic Partnerships in Your Organization by Mary Arnold

Learning Solutions Magazine

Last-minute training requests make many training departments wish they had a seat at the table when projects are being developed. If your training group wants to partner with other areas in the organization, here are some ways to accomplish that goal. Getting Started Management Strategies Professional Development

Project Spotlight: The Art of a Custom Android App

Bottom-Line Performance

Mobile app developers know the mantra: make sure it works on every platform! It can be difficult to make an app work on every version of iOS, let alone every Android tablet. When company’s decide to standardize their hardware, the developer’s job becomes considerably easier. We were thrilled when Cummins approached us about their need for an easier way to rapidly author RFPs.

MITx Prototype Course Opens For Enrollment by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Online-learning initiative’s first offering, “6.002x: Circuits and Electronics,” accepting registrants now. Asynchronous Certification Future Trends Instructional Design Learning 2.0 Management Strategies

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.

If Coaching is Good, then E-Coaching is.

Allison Rossett

Tweet Coaching continues to be popular. Last week I visited a software company. They are putting coaches in place to help their sales people become productive swiftly. A few weeks before that it was a retail company. They know that store managers must, must, must serve as coaches for their people. Coaching fosters relationships, feedback, emotions, conversations, collaboration, answers, growth,and bonding between veterans, experts, and novices. Hope this article helps you see and execute on the possibilities. Read the E-coaching_article  by Allison and Gerald Marino!