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Libraries without walls

Learning with e's

I recently wrote about how libraries are adapting to the digital age. The traditional library is viewed by many as a place for stacks of books to gather dust, and where stern librarians in tweed jackets tell you to keep quiet. Libraries are shaking off this image, and embracing new technologies and approaches to support learning in the 21st Century. Unported License.

Workshop, E-Learning or Video? A question of strategy

Connect Thinking

Question from a client: We’re rolling out workshops about a new people development process. We want to use e-learning to reach the people we miss. How should we go about it? Should we use e-learning via the LMS or video on the intranet? This is a good question. Of course the question should be linked directly to purpose, and all modalities should be planned concurrently. Workshop. Video.

Employees are often laughing

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet. Here’s a modified version of theses 11 to 13 of the Cluetrain Manifesto (1999), for all those corporate personnel support functions (HR, L&D, OD, KM): People in a networked society have figured out that they get far better information and support from one another than from the human resources department. There are no secrets. And whether the news is good or bad, they tell everyone. What’s

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Google 3D Graphing


Via my son. Erik, who is finishing up his BSEE this Spring, I learn that there are a few things I do not know about Google. Try this! insert into Google): sqrt(x*x+y*y)+3*cos(sqrt(x*x+y*y))+5. Here is another example, with the image! click to maximize). 3*cos(sqrt(x*x+y*y))+10. --. knew there was a reason I paid thousands and thousands of dollars to allow Erik to get his engineering degree.

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.

Involve your experts: new subscription model easygenerator


Easygenerator offers lots of facilities to involve subject matter experts in the authoring process ( see previous post), but there is always the problem of buying licenses or subscriptions for them. One of the characteristics of subject matter experts is that they will often contribute to specific projects for a short period of time. Users in easygenerator will be assigned with a role.

50 Learning Theorists in 50 Days

Jay Cross

Donald Clark is blogging about 50 learning theorists in 50 days. It’s a rollicking good read. Of the thirteen he’s covered thus far, Donald has pointed out that: For Rousseau, “It’s hard to see a man who handed all five of his children up to an orphanage at birth, as an expert on the development and education of children. Just Jay

Problems with platforms


A few days ago I was chatting to a client who had problems with platforms. Her new learning platform was taking time to bed in (to put it politely) and there were all sorts of compatibility issues with her enterprise-wide platform. To make matters worse, the (so-called) learning platform had virtually no learning evaluation capability. Why spend tens of thousands of pounds on yet another “bespoke solution” that is really just a generic platform with a bit of branding and limited interoperability? Unless the object is to give employees new challenges in coping with unfamiliar software systems!