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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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Network thinking

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Curtis Ogden at The Interaction Institute provides a very good summary of the differences between network-centric and hierarchy-centric thinking, called Network Thinking : Adaptability instead of control. Emergence instead of predictability. Resilience and redundancy instead of rock stardom. Contributions before credentials. Diversity and divergence. Adaptability instead of Control.

Future trends in #mobile technology what can we expect in the next 5, 10, 15 years #unesco_mlw

Ignatia Webs

Keynote Paul Kim, Stanford University. Good talk, but a bit technology utopian. He focuses on success stories from his projects with children around the world while using mobile devices. He speaks with such enthusiasm, that he sounds like a promotional movie for mobile learning created at Stanford. If there is a competitive benefit, it is always temporarily. for most human fields.

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?

Benefits in #mobile technology development: the implications for #education #unesco_mlw

Ignatia Webs

Panel: Mario Deriquito, Jill Attewell, Don Knezek, Jonghwi Park on mobile tech development benefits Mario Deriquito, beliefs in mobile technology for improving the educational system (works in Philipines). But the mobile solution will not be immediate, nor will it be a total solution. Looking for mLearning solutions that can be mainstreamed. But what about values, leadership, relating to people.

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

Khan and AI: Open Online Courses

George Siemens

I just listened to a great video discussion – Khan Academy and Stanford AI Class: Reinventing Education – with Peter Norvig, Sebastian Thrun, and Sal Khan. It’s a candid discussion of what each of these educators wanted to achieve with opening up their courses and content and some of the challenges they faced in the process. People like David Wiley, Alec Couros, Stephen Downes and others have been running open courses since 2007 ( this insidehighered article does touch on the history). ” But that’s a personal ego gripe.

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Scanning the status of #mLearning across the globe #unesco_mlw

Ignatia Webs

Many of the people in the panel are educational consultants in a variety of settings. Shafika Isaacs, YEAH (yes, I think she does great work, and she speaks MUCH quicker than I can follow!!!), immediately starts with a gender picture. sub-saharan region reveals that this continent is most at risk for achieving education for all by 2015. So maybe we must look at other models.

The e-Learning Pearls of Qassim College of Medicine!


E-LEARNING PEARLS A couple of years ago I was very fortunate to be part of the first National e-Learning Audit (team) of Universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), and during this wonderful learning journey I got to visit some of the top Universities there offering e-learning in variety of flavors. However, since that journey I have mostly kept my learning discoveries out of this blog.

Any innovative #mLearning thoughts on education for development regions? #unesco_mlw

Ignatia Webs

Today is the start of the first mobile symposium on learning organized by UNESCO. It is a joyous occasion, and I have been looking forward to it for weeks. There is only one problem… will this gathering of people result in new ideas on how to get relevant, impactful mLearning on the rails in regions that are lacking trainers/teachers and resources? looking forward to hearing your ideas!

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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. to Acquire Rypple: Major New Entrant to Cloud-Based Talent Management Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today announced plans to acquire Rypple, a small but growing provider of social performance management software. There are many drivers and dimensions to this announcement, so let me make some initial observations and offer more information as we talk with the companies in more detail. 1. What is Rypple ? When we offered them a performance management tool, the results were a yawn.

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

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.

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.

A New Rypple in the HCM Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

With one small step, a major player in the SaaS market announces that it will become a new entrant in the HCM market: acquires Rypple, a young social performance management provider built in the environment. As a new. contender, Marc Benioff has the ability and financial force to become a major player in human capital or in fact, should he decide to, create an entire ERP, competing with the likes of Workday. This acquisition will cause others who developed solutions via to wonder if they may be next for acquisition.

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.

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.

Being an Amazon Associate


I've just signed up to be an Amazon Associate - twice! have been meaning for some time to include Amazon links on this blog, and on my writing website , mainly to encourage sales of my books, and as a spin-off draw a small income as a percentage of those sales. The second way I signed up was for my new business, Airthrey.