Fri.Dec 14, 2012

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Course-of-the-Month Club: Using a Learning Management System to Sell Subscriptions to Learning Content

Absorb LMS

It seems as if almost every organization I speak to wants to use a learning management system (LMS) in a different way. One company I recently met with uses a magazine subscription-like business model to sell bundles of courses: A customer signs up for an annual subscription. The person immediately gets access to some courses. This continues monthly until the subscription expires after 12 months.

What is Tin Can?

eFront

The Tin Can API is a brand new learning technology specification that opens up an entire world of experiences (online and offline). This API captures the activities that happen as part of learning experiences. wide range of systems can now securely communicate with a simple vocabulary that captures this stream of activities. Previous specifications were difficult and had limitations whereas the Tin Can API is simple and flexible, and lifts many of the older restrictions. What’s more, the Tin Can API is community-driven, and free to implement.  ( TinCanAPI.com ). Who’s using the Tin Can API?

Course-of-the-Month Club: Using a Learning Management System to Sell Subscriptions to Learning Content

Absorb LMS

It seems as if almost every organization I speak to wants to use a learning management system (LMS) in a different way. One company I recently met with uses a magazine subscription-like business model to sell bundles of courses: A customer signs up for an annual subscription. The person immediately gets access to some courses. This continues monthly until the subscription expires after 12 months.

22 Education Quotes As Presented by Cute Animals

OpenSesame

At OpenSesame we love education. But we also love cute pictures of nature’s creatures. This week, we had a brilliant idea. Why not combine our love of learning, with our love for cute? Thus, Educational Quotes As Presented By Cute Animals was born. End your week with some cheer: Feast your eyes (and your minds) on 22 adorable images coupled with inspiring quotes about the nature of learning and education. All adorable, all educational. Good Times

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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Free e-book shows how to transform learning and development

Onlignment

The complete series of posts on transforming learning and development is now available as a free e-book. Paperback and Kindle versions will follow in the next couple of weeks. Enjoy! Blog transformation

Conference Report: The Training and Development Show ME – 2012

Raptivity

Harbinger Knowledge Products was glad to be a part of The Training and Development Show ME – 2012 Conference held at World Trade Centre, Dubai (UAE) from the 4th to 5th December 2012. Vinod Ganjoo, Sr. Manager – Business Development [.]. Community Conference eLearning tools raptivity 2012 Conference Report Social Learning Environment Speaker Session The Training and Development Show

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Learning and Working on the Web

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared  via social media  during the past week. Leadership: To survive a shock to the system, become an unplanned organization  - by @rbgayle. We see this again and again throughout history, as well as in our most entrepreneurial companies: the person who is best suited for dealing with one sort of shock (war, raising capital) is seldom the best for dealing with another shock (peace, shareholders, etc.) Compounding Intelligence : learning social skills leads to better decision making – by @quinnovator. ” Friday's Finds

Skills for Coaching Employees

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(Business2Community.com) -- Successful businesses recognize the importance of quality leadership. Having skilled mentors at hand to encourage and engage contact center employees can make or break desired performance levels. While many supervisors and managers are natural leaders, others may struggle when required to praise or discipline employees. Coaching plays an important role in the success of each team or department, and contributes to the overall success a company. Call center coaching skills training teaches supervisors and managers how to connect with employees.

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.

GAME ON! The Power of Online Games

Web Courseworks

My Session at the Great Ideas Conference 2013 This year’s Great Ideas Conference will be held March 10-12, 2013 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO.  I am especially excited for this tenth anniversary, because I will be co-presenting “Next Generation Learning: GAME ON! The Power of Online Games and Why Associations are Playing Along” [.].

Loudpixel: Working in a Virtual Business Environment

Visual Lounge

In the beginning of the year, TechSmith conducted a Small Business Test Drive, inviting four businesses to test Camtasia  in their business setting for four weeks. Each week, we asked them to share their experiences with us by way of written responses, screencasts, photos and video. Loudpixel , a social media research company, is one of the companies that participated in the initial trial run.