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At the Water Cooler of Learning


We have become obsessed with formal learning in the workplace. In our zeal to learn, we have transferred the formal model of learning into the collective mind of our corporations. Even e-learning is simply less-expensive formal learning at a distance. Our obsession began when we decided we were in the knowledge economy. We concluded that [.]. Education elearning Formal Learning Future of education future of learning Informal Learning Learning Social Learning Water Cooler Learning adopt and adapt definition of learning formal learning informal learning

Library 2.0

Learning with e's

What does the future hold for our university libraries? Are they obsolete or are they essential? The library has long been seen by many as a very traditional, conservative institution, and is often portrayed as a place where rows upon rows of antiquated book shelves slowly gather dust. Just how are libraries adapting to the digital age and all it brings? The digital age would have put paid to them.

5 Tips to make sure e-learning is effective

Spicy Learning

I love Sheldon Cooper! I’m talking about the eccentric genius from the TV sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. He’s a know-it-all and knows it! So, why do I love him? Apart from the fact that he’s funny, it’s the hidden desire to be that know-it-all, to know almost everything there is of any practical worth. After all, no use confusing him any further! How do I do that?

Working Smarter in Social Business

Jay Cross

If you’re not plugged in and running fast at work, you’re falling behind. Continuous improvement. Business people face more and more novel situations every day. You have to be learning continuously to deal with the onslaught of unfamiliar, complex problems. There’s no longer time to learn things in advance; you have to learn what you need in real time. This is a game changer.

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Flash and PowerPoint Style Matching

eLearning Brothers

When developing your eLearning courses if you want to be awesome, then have a consistent look and feel between all slides in your presentation. When you develop some slides using Flash templates and others within PowerPoint, often times you may find that they don’t match or look like they belong together. This tutorial demonstrates a simple technique that could help you.

Individual courses, reuse of content, timelines and a lot more great stuff


Next week we will have the new version (8.1) of easygenerator ready and deploy it to our webservers. We will officially launch it at LSCON12 in Orlando. In this blog I will give an overview of all the new features we have added. Over the coming weeks we will write some post on specific topics with detailed information. Learning objectives, study advice and adaptive learning. The idea is simple.

Working in the digital age

Challenge to Learn

Today I’m working from home. It saves me a commute to Rotterdam (one hour drive if there are no traffic jams). I do this at least two days a week. Today it struck me how fast the facilities for this have progressed in the past few years. have colleagues in the Netherlands, Ukraine and the United States, Partners from Australia to the US and I can manage all that from home. Quite incredible if you stop for a moment and think about this. It struck me when I looked at my computer screens. have a laptop with a docking station and an external screen. started out with a 56k modem.

A Look Behind The Training Magazine Top 125


Training magazine recently released its annual list of the top 125 companies that embrace employee training, and by glancing over some statistics about those organizations, a few trends start to emerge. For one thing, most of the top 125 companies are really big. But on average, yearly revenue for the top 125 companies on the list was $5.9 billion in the U.S. and $11.3 billion worldwide.

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Corporate Training – Journalism or Entertainment?

Bottom-Line Performance

Corporate training often includes content that discusses the challenging, difficult, or stressful aspects of a job… but how much reality should you convey in a training course? This can be uncomfortable – we may not want to be that “real” in the course. Sometimes it’s hard to take a good hard look at ourselves. Which begs the question:  Are we entertainers or journalists? Ask questions.


Creating New Leaders for the 21st Century

Jay Cross

Creating New Leaders for the 21st Century (1). Creating New Leaders for the 21st Century (2). Unmanagement

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