Thu.Nov 15, 2012

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A Paycheck Away, Our Learning Game For Change, Was a Game Changer

Bottom-Line Performance

We hosted a public game play session of “A Paycheck Away” as part of the Spirit and Place Festival last Friday, November 9th. 140 people gathered together to play as a homeless character and try to get out of homelessness within three months. You see, a major component of the A Paycheck Away experience is discussion that happens before and after the game. He was a trained Game Master.

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Insights: L&D is playing a key role in supporting informal learning

Clive on Learning

This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The second of the ten 'insights' in the report is that ‘L&D is playing a key role in supporting informal learning'. Informal learning is a broad term, covering everything from on-job instruction and coaching, through to the use of performance support materials, collaborative and experiential learning; anything, in fact, that doesn't come bundled up as a full-blown course. If this really is a trend, then it's a very important one. They are a relic of another age. insights

“Learning the new” vs “Learning the old”

Jane Hart

For many people the word “learning” is synonymous with studying, lessons, classes, etc – because that is how we have been conditioned to believe how “learning” happens. We think back to how we learned at school with a teacher, who took us through a topic step by step, in a logical way.

“How I use my iPad” #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

Thanks to Terese Bird ( @tbirdcymru ) for sharing this resource earlier today on the use of iPads in UK Higher Education. really liked the short video (below) from Nathan Huneke from Manchester Medical School and how he uses his iPad for storing and organising academic papers: How I use my iPad – Nathan Huneke from Manchester Medical School on Vimeo. edtech. Video App Application iPad

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Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.

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Top 5 Mistakes Managers Make: Misunderstanding Motivation

Enspire Learning

Management Challenge Program Designer Kate McLagan is penning our latest blog series “Top 5 Mistakes Managers Make” Over the next five weeks, Kate will explore these critical mistakes that managers make in their relationships with their direct reports. Read on for Part 5: Misunderstanding Motivation. Manager Mistake #5: Misunderstanding Motivation.

How Much Should you Spend on an eLearning Course?

Web Courseworks

A Rating System Helps Allocate Resources I am excited to announce that another eLearning “tip” of mine has been featured on TMA Resources in their “Best Practices in Association Technology” series.  This week’s tip:  it is important to rate the quality of your distance learning products (A, B, C).  My point is that education managers [.]. eLearning

Who Does Culture Change Rest On?

CLO Magazine

Promoting a vibrant corporate culture starts with front-line employees, as they have the greatest impact on customer satisfaction. Most executives know that company performance extends beyond sales volume and stock price. As the challenges of global business have become more difficult, the practical interest in leading has grown to a new level: developing a strong corporate culture. Research has shown that a vibrant corporate culture can connect the mindset of an organization’s people to the challenges of the business and help a company achieve sustainable competitive advantage.

The terminology of happiness and positive psychology

Jay Cross

Happiness. The English language lacks words for describing two entirely different states of happiness. FPsychologists call the transient, short-term happiness that brings a smile to your face “ Hedonic happiness.” ” Long-term contentment and satisfaction with life is another thing entirely; Aristotle called it Eudaimonic happiness. Ironically, these two happinesses are not directly related; lots of smiles does not guarantee long-term wel-being. To thrive, you need both. This is sometimes called Flourishing. Happiness = Hedonic pleasure, an emotion. pleasure (Seligman).

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New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

9 ways mobile is moving into academia

eFront

Staff writers at Best Colleges Online have put together a great article on: 9 Ways Mobile is Moving into Academia. Below is an edited extract of the original article. Expanding university apps and mobile web  Universities around the world have learned the value of mobile devices, publishing iPhone and Android apps, mobile-optimized sites, and more, that have allowed students and visitors to find campus news, maps, and other helpful resources right in their phones. Nomadic learning  According to GigaOm , mobile is the key to education anywhere. college students own a cell phone.

The Yield of Happiness

Jay Cross

The Yield of Happiness. Research to be unveiled at ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN. Productivity and hard work have long been integral pieces of a successful workplace. Now human emotion is joining them. Organisations have discovered that treating people like robots leads to hostility, dissatisfaction and resentment towards management. Businesses are changing and at the forefront of this push for change is Jay Cross, chair of the Internet Time Alliance and informal expert. Furthermore, such practices are a leading cause of dissatisfaction among employees, who feel undervalued and dehumanised. Well-being

A Seat at the Grownups Table

KnowledgeStar

The short history of the training or education department within corporate organizations is an interesting mirror of the shift in economic paradigms from the Industrial Economy to the Knowledge Economy. These departments have moved from the operational level as cost centers to profit centers with their own “C” level leadership that in many cases reports [.]. Learning

Your social wishlist

Jay Cross

How will you take advantage of your in-house social network? Use networks to create services and share collective intelligence. Your company will install an in-house social network. The only question is how soon. Wise Chief Learning Officers are thinking about how social networks will augment learning & development. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500.

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.

Mobile E-Learning Development: Three Important Questions to Ask

E-learning Uncovered

After attending the recent DevLearn 2012 conference and working with clients on mobile e-learning development, I’ve come to believe that the questions you ask (or don’t ask) can be much more important than the solutions you develop. Here are the questions I find most important to ask when working with a client on a new mobile e-learning course. 1. What device(s) will your users be using? This question looks deceptively simple. The standard answer might be “The company issued tablet/smartphone.” But you need to dig a little deeper. Or on their spouse’s phone? How big is the pipe?

Rapid Development Soars to a New Level

JPL Learning

The phrase “rapid development” carries a stereotype. Fast, cheap and not too interesting or interactive. There may be interactivity, but with limitations. Learning modules start to feel the same and clicking a tab to view more information becomes stale. Until now. Articulate came out with the much anticipated Storyline. Like all new products, it’s the “best thing ever!” But guess what: this is the best thing ever … at least to the rapid development world to date. The word “limitation” has become such a small word that it almost doesn’t exist. Mobile Learning Training Rapid Development

Friday’s Smorgasbord

Learning and Working on the Web

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared  via social media  during the past week [as I prepare for a long flight home, with too many stops on the way]. RalphMercer – “pilot projects are designed to delay good ideas until they are out of date” Manuel Castells on the rise of alternative economic cultures – via @jonhusband. Texts are being digitized (i.e.

Gameover

weelearning

OK so I’ve been struggling to write this post for several days now, mostly because I keep learning interesting new things and I’m probably suffering from some sort of information overload, albeit a rather inspiring kind. So instead of the … Read more ›

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.

Top 10 Training Myths

Your Training Edge

Keep your training department and its customers knowledgeable by avoiding the Top Ten Training Myths. Training departments are sometimes viewed as being out of touch with the rest of the organization. Because of this, beliefs or myths about training, its functions, and its results tend to develop both within the department and outside it. To keep your training department and its customers knowledgeable, avoid these ten training myths. One: If training content is exactly the same each time, each group of participants will end up with the same knowledge. Four: Any trainer can design training.

How to persuade your Boss - PROOF & ROI: 75% of participants say stories work in eLearning

Vignettes Learning

Small examples of stories in a lesson demonstrate to leaders, decision makers and bosses how stories impact learning. This is how you can persuade your leaders and bosses to use stories and experiences in eLearning - This is the proof that stories work. How do stories impact recall, retention, application and transfer of knowledge? Preview simple and very basic lessons, A and B. Click here ).

Caliper Adds to Executive Team

CLO Magazine

Tony Rutigliano, now senior vice president of consulting services, and Frank Constanzo, now senior vice president of sales, will also join Caliper’s executive committee. Princeton, N.J. — Nov. 12 Caliper Corp., a global human capital management assessment and development firm, has announced the addition of two professionals to its executive team. Tony Rutigliano, former senior practice expert at Gallup, is joining Caliper as a senior vice president of consulting services. Both join Caliper’s executive committee. Costanzo’s work has paralleled Caliper’s in many ways.

Add Voice Narration to your Camtasia for Mac Project

Visual Lounge

There are lots of ways to create videos with Camtasia. Here at TechSmith, we generally start with a script and storyboard, record the audio, record the video (while listening to the audio), and then edit it all together. Others record everything at once, with or without a script/outline. Still others record their video first, then record voice narration of that video, and put them both together. This quick tutorial will show one way to add narration to video you’ve already created: Can’t see the video? View it on Screencast.com. How do you work?

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

Add Voice Narration to your Camtasia for Mac Project

Visual Lounge

There are lots of ways to create videos with Camtasia. Here at TechSmith, we generally start with a script and storyboard, record the audio, record the video (while listening to the audio), and then edit it all together. Others record everything at once, with or without a script/outline. Still others record their video first, then record voice narration of that video, and put them both together. This quick tutorial will show one way to add narration to video you’ve already created: Can’t see the video? View it on Screencast.com. How do you work?