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Massively scalable training

Clive on Learning

Some fantastic progress has been made recently in realising the concept of massively scalable education. You've probably already heard plenty about the Khan Academy , which has contributed to the maths education of millions, as well as the free online courses being run by faculty at Stanford University. An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence , led by Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun, attracted some 160,000 enquiries, of which 25,000 or more have made it through to its conclusion. Interested as I am in all this, my work is not in education, it is in training. There is, of course, an overlap.

The Six Hats of a Community Manager

ID Reflections

In my previous post, I wrote about the tenets of communitymanagement based on my learnings from the past 6 months. In this post, I wantto talk about the different hats that we need to don as community managers.This was well put in the diagram by Andy Wibbels which you can see in this post called Inside the Mind of a Community Manager.It graphically represents a number of things a community manager needs to be aware of in her/his role. In my post, I want to explore all the "hats" a community manager needs to wear to execute her role. What we are asking for is a behaviour change.

Gamification, Virtual Worlds and The Gartner Hype Cycle

Kapp Notes

For those of you who do not know, the Gartner Hype Cycle is a graphical depiction of technology on a curve showing where technology is in terms of maturity. The Hype Cycle provides strategists and planners with an assessment of the maturity, business benefit and future direction of certain technologies. The hype cycle has five cycles on a graph as outlined below from Wikipedia. 3D worlds Games

Infographic: Which College Majors Lead To Higher Employment, Unemployment?


As students around the country continue to raise their voices against the rising costs of education, former students are also looking for work. But higher education doesn’t necessarily mean employment. In fact, many who study the more popular majors are having a hard time finding a job. Click image to enlarge). Online Training college education training unemployment

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[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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Avoiding eLearning that Oversimplifies

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. know several training folks who believe that eLearning is only appropriate for basic knowledge or procedural skills. They believe that more advanced skills, such as problem-solving, requires the individualized feedback and debriefing discussions that only a live facilitator can provide. What do you think ? disagree. think that with a scenario-based design that immerses learners in realistic situations, you can teach skills more oriented to problem-solving such as negotiation, sales, and performing quality assurance reviews. But we can get more immersive than this. Games?

The disillusionment of training

Learning Cafe

The Freedictionary provides the following description of disillusionment; “having lost one’s ideals, illusions, or false ideas about someone or something; disenchanted” I’ve been spending a lot of time recently thinking about the role of training in an organisation and my own journey in to the learning profession. I don’t profess to be an expert, not even close, I didn’t go to university to study psychology or anything related to training & development, HR, business studies or consultancy. SMART objectives. Different learner types. Delivery techniques.

eLearning: Google Goggles Update

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  I wrote an article about   Google releasing an app called Google Goggles for Android  nearly two years ago. wondered if it could be the next big app, and how it could positively impact the eLearning community. My feeling at the time was that in the right environment, Google Goggles could be used to scan images in real time and receive just-in-time learning on the go. Now that it's had some time to develop and work out the kinks,  Google has improved Google Goggles with its 1.7 update. Google has added a continuous shooting mode to its repertoire.

Waste Not, Want Not


OpenSesame doesn’t force buyers to make long-term commitments to huge catalogs. Instead, buyers pay for just what they use. Right eLearning Solutions Buying eLearning Courses

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Unworkshops in Zurich January 9 & 10, webinar December 19

Jay Cross

Free webinar Monday, December 19, 10:30 am Eastern/16:30 Zurich.  Register. This will be in English. 30-45 minutes max. expect it to evolve into an interactive conversation, not a presentation. We’re offering the session to set the stage for two unworkshops that Urs Frei and I will moderate in Zurich early in 2012: January 9 13:30-16:00, Creating Content for Learning on the Web. Just Jay

eLearning Job Listings, Indeed!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Every now and then I chat with ISD professionals that are looking for work. enjoy the conversations a lot, and those conversations remind me how blessed I am to be working with The eLearning Guild. Since I am not in the market for a job I often feel quite helpless in these conversations. So, I took some time recently to scout the job scene and I discovered Indeed is simple. There is a "what:" field and a "where:" field. entered "eLearning" as the what, and Phoenix, AZ as the where and I was quite surprised by the results. But I wanted to know more about the detailed results. Hhhmmm.

Interview With a Lead Developer: Jim Dusseau

Visual Lounge

Who are you, and what do you do? Jim Dusseau. I'm a lead developer currently working on Camtasia Relay. spent the last few months helping out the Coach's Eye team. How did you find out about TechSmith? My manager at my previous company knew I really wanted to develop for the Mac platform. What do you like most about working at TechSmith? think great companies are made up of great people.