Sat.Mar 31, 2012

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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.

Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

Stuck with a bunch of Flash-based courses that cannot be viewed on mobile devices? This eBook will take you through the steps to convert existing courses into HTML 5 format and make it compatible with the latest devices and browsers.

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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!