Wed.Nov 02, 2011

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LMS: Build Vs Buy – A Decision Paradigm

Upside Learning

Many times I come across this typical dilemma my clients face and deliberate upon – should they try to custom build an LMS or buy an off-the-shelf LMS and customize it? In my experience, I have seen two distinct beliefs that drive clients’ decision making process with respect to the “build v/s buy” decision. Does off-the-shelf LMS match your business requirements? How much?

Koulopoulos Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

The afternoon keynote at DevLearn was an energizing and insightful visitation of innovation and the future by Thom Koulopolous. social strategy

Rick Raymer: Applying Game Design Principles to elearning #devlearn

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from Rick Raymer’s (@trickylearning) session at DevLearn November 2, 2011 in Las Vegas. arrived a bit late…my apologies! Rewards need to evoke emotion. wanting + liking = rewarding Rick heard Medina speak at Learning Solutions – where in our brains do we learn? Got him wondering, do wanting and liking occur in two separate places in the brain? Turns out they do live in separate places, which could help explain addiction. Wanting and liking are NOT the same thing. Branching off the central hub like spokes are the topics/levels of the program. Reward effort.

Michio Kaku Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Michio Kaku keynoted the DevLearn keynote today. With his signature phrase,”in the future…”, he covered new techs and made tentative connections to learning. technology

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Michio Kaku #devlearn opening keynote

Learning Visions

These are my live notes from today’s devlearn keynote. Forgive typos and omissions! Michio Kaku: author of Physics of the Future. link] (co-founder of string theory, a physicist) Today – a guided tour on the future of the elearning process. An authoritative look into the future (he says, while making making jokes about our abilities to predict the future). Education hasn’t changed much in 2000 years. Automation has reduced everything in price – except education. Moore’s Law – computers double in power every 18 months. In 2020, computer chips will cost a penny. The computer will disappear.

10 Types Of Writing For eLearning

The eLearning Coach

How many types of writing can one instructional designer master? At least 10! Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Types Of Writing For eLearning. eLearning Design Storyboarding

Morning Buzz with Charles Jennings #DevLearn

Learning Visions

Charles Jennings leading a morning buzz session at #devlearn – talking about learning management. Also in the house: Harold Jarche and Jay Cross. Don’t start with a training needs analysis (TNA) – start with performance analysis. Ask: what are they doing now? what do you expect them to do? what’s the impact if they do this? what’s the impact if there’s no change? Training people need to start acting like performance consultants. Many banks are replacing people with technology. Because it’s really around the business need. Most orgs have a budget that they just roll over every year for T&D.

TechSmith Meet-up in Sweden.

Visual Lounge

I landed in Stockholm, Sweden today! My luggage, however, did not. It decided to stay in Amsterdam for a little side trip. To combat jet lag, I decided to take a walk around the city rather than sit at my hotel. waiting for my luggage. only had my lighter coat with me as I had packed my bulkier coat in my luggage. It was a little chilly, but I wasn't going to let that stop my adventure!

Take Charge of your eLearning environment


Learning with e's

Something extraordinary is happening to our student teacher population at Plymouth University. They are becoming excited at the prospect of sharing their ideas to a potential worldwide audience, and relish the idea of having dialogue with their readership. Someone tweeted last night during the Bolton Teachmeet that Plymouth seems to be the 'edudigital capital' of the UK. tools. Unported License.

AppFusion: Deploying the Social Graph by Terrence Wing

Learning Solutions Magazine

As a concept, the Social Graph has been around for several years. Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ are built on the idea. But are you able to use it to drive your work? This month’s column gives you some direction about how you can do this. Future Trends Getting Started Learning 2.0 Social Media

About serial mastery and social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

One of my interest areas is the professionalisation process of professionals. How do you become a master, an expert, a thought leader? What are the best ways to learn individually and collectively? Shift- the future of work is already here An inspiring book in that context is ' The shift by Linda Gratton '- a must read book if you are interested in the future of work. She is a professor at the London Business School and describes in her book what work and the jobs of the future will look like. Is that smart? Will that earn that a living in the future? And ofcourse that's already happening.

Slide in Text with Lectora

Integrated Learnings

by Jonathan Shoaf. There is not much worse than static text in online learning. Learners go online to get immersed and engaged. They pick up a book to read text. So I try to be careful about how I use text when I am developing a course. like text to be timely, simple, and sparse. One way to be smart about using text is to have it slide in when you want it and slide out when you are done.

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Brent Schlenker kicking off #devlearn

Learning Visions

The word of the day is CHANGE. We hear about HTML5 and Mobile and….and…and… and…and… Brent asks Siri on his new iPhone “Siri, click Next.” Hilarity ensues! Brent, I don’t think that’s an appropriate design decision.”) We should always be asking – are we still relevant? We need to step up and take a look at what we do – how we use these technologies to have impact in all areas of our orgs. FIND the information you need to go back to your orgs and start making that change happen. We’re gonna start the morning looking bigger and broader – where is technology going.

Method and madness – Disconnect between learning & knowledge

Learning Cafe

I’ve oftened wondered about the organisational disconnect between Learning and KM/Documentation areas. For years the model has perpetuated a sort of ‘doubling up’ on effort around the information people need to perform on the job. Learning has the role of ‘teaching’ or embedding in memory, while KM ensures all procedures are captured and delivered (usually within the business). The gap between the two can resemble the Grand Canyon – or perhaps Sydney Heads is a closer example. Why can’t we combine the two? ”  .

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OpenSesame Has 3,000 Courses to Choose From


A year ago, OpenSesame launched our elearning marketplace to a discerning crowd of learning and development professionals at DevLearn. This year we’re celebrating our one year anniversary at DevLearn with a new milestone: Our catalog has now reached the 3,000 course mark.  Right Press Releases

Did anyone ask if you wanted email?

Learning Cafe

At my last post The Effectiveness of Learning – Ready Set Go (Part 2) which discussed the implementation of e-learning, I mentioned I’d write next about a implementation that was surprisingly and refreshingly simple. For many years there has been discussion about the optimal way to go about introducing e-learning into an organisation.  There have been many consulting hours spent working through “e-Learning Readiness” checklists and so on. Adequate technology. Defined business processes. Learning integrity measures. Sustainable business outcomes and alignment. Continuous improvement.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Don Bolen Agile Project Management for Elearning Dev #devlearn

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from DevLearn in Las Vegas, November 3 2011. Agile tools, tips and techniques to use for building your elearning. There is no agile project management police – you can mix and match and do what works in your environment. PMBOK (Project management body of knowledge) – it’s a guide. What’s wrong with projects? They are creative things and sometimes things just don’t to plan.

BlueVolt LMS Goes Mobile: HTML5 Mobile Interface by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

[Press Release] BlueVolt's new HTML5 mobile interface enables learning on-the-go. The interface is in beta, but is available for free to all existing BlueVolt LMS customers. Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Mobile Learning Tools