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Writing & Grammar: One Word or Two?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    I came across this error in a heartfelt book review: "It is a painful acceptance of the solitude and the loneliness of each and everyone of us." " The problem is that the writer needed two words rather than one: every one of us. The compound indefinite pronouns everyone, someone, and anyone sometimes need to be separated into two words. This usually occurs when a phrase  starting with the word  of  follows: Any one  of the rakes will do nicely for this light job. Give the following examples a careful reading.

UL Acquires EduNeering from Kaplan

Kapp Notes

It looks like EduNeering, the leader in compliance-based learning has been acquired by UL, a global independent safety science company offering expertise across five key strategic businesses: Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Knowledge Services and Verification Services. Looks like it is going to be a perfect fit. Keep your dial right here for more updates and any potential impact on Kapp Notes. Here is the press release. UL Broadens Regulatory and Compliance Solution for Life and Health Sciences Sector with Acquisition of EduNeering. NORTHBROOK, Ill. PRINCETON, NJ. ” Ms.

Learning scenarios: the future of the learning organizations #lrnwscen

Challenge to Learn

At the online Educa in Berlin Willem Manders and Hans de Zwart facilitated a workshop on the future of learning organizations. They both work For Shell. Shell uses scenarios to investigate the future to assess its current strategy. We applied this method to investigate the future of learning and learning organizations. Then we determined two extremes per trend, with this result: How work is done?

When You Should Use Mobile Learning

LearnDash

There has been much back and forth regarding the need for mobile learning and whether it is absolutely necessary or not. In this short article, I will explain when learning should be mobile compatibile. For the most part, many organizations can get away with e-learning that is strictly laptop based (or lacking in mobile capabilities) – and this isn’t always a bad thing. wordpress lms

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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Making the Transition from PhD Student to Corporate Employee

Living in Learning

The world of academia can be a very insular place. As a result, many people who have had great success in post-graduate studies are unpleasantly surprised at how difficult the transition to corporate life can be, even after they have obtained their PhD. This is natural, as even those who work while attending some of the most demanding and best online PhD programs have not yet experienced the strictures and tedium of corporate management for 8-10 hours a day. Guest Bloggers Higher Education academia corporate graduate student Higher education job LinedIn PhD

Why Measurement Matters

The Learning Circuits

For designers, developers and trainers, measurement is a weighted word. Employee performance is difficult to measure objectively - as is the success of a training program. Furthermore, for folks whose strength is creative communication, data analytics is a far cry from our comfort zone. Many instructional designers have also been turned off of analytics by seeing data used out of context or as the only measure of a complex initiative. What really matters for an organization, of course, is not how many manuals L&D creates, but how many behaviors or outcomes L&D changes. measurement

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Enabling Assessment Module after Course Completion

Adobe Captivate

Last week, a Captivate user had posted a question on our Facebook page. She was working on a course which had a few modules and an assessment in the end. In this course, she wanted to create a customized menu page with all the modules and assessment listed and clicking them would take the learner [.]. eLearning Suite Extending Captivate How do I. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 Assessment Disable Assessment Enable Assessment Quiz rapid elearning

Can E-Learning Be Elite? One Startup Thinks So

Mindflash

E-learning is, no doubt, moving closer to the education word’s mainstream. Cash-strapped public universities are moving more and more classes online , and many private schools offer entire degree and certificate programs over the Web. Late last year the state of Idaho became the first in the nation to require high school students to take at least some courses online. Get it? lite ?).

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.

Bersin & Associates IMPACT 2012

Enspire Learning

Enspire will be at the Bersin & Associates IMPACT 2012 conference in St. Petersburg, Florida on April 10-13. Enspire is a sponsor of the event and will be at Table 21 in the Demo Center. Transform: Build HR and Learning Teams. Glocalize: Think Global, Act Local. In three days, you’ll learn how you and your teams can adapt and respond to today’s complex workplace and business challenges.

Reimagined Learning: Activities elaborated

Clark Quinn

I’ve been reflecting on the new learning model I proposed earlier , and want to share some elaborations with you.  In this case, I want to elaborate on the notion of activities, and some associated properties. Another important property of these activities is that they embed, possibly at multiple levels. There are lots of ways in which activities could be related.

Bloomfire Secures $10 Million in Series A Funding

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Bloomfire has certainly taken the eLearning industry by storm. Or should I say, set it on fire? Chris Pacitti, from one of the two investing companies, Austin Ventures had this to say. Bloomfire addresses old-school productivity problems with a new-school approach, using social software to create and share valuable information within an enterprise. I'm so happy for the guys at Bloomfire.

Marc My Words: A Salute to ISPI On Its 50th Anniversary by Marc J. Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

The International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) has been a pace-setting, research-based professional organization that has influenced so many aspects of what we do in our work that it is difficult to list them all. Here is a salute to this organization! Instructional Design Professional Development Research

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

#TrainChat Wrapup: Where ROI Fits Into Training

Mindflash

On Friday the Daily Mindflash once again hosted a Twitter chat with contributor David Kelly, in which we discussed his latest article, “ Why We should stop talking about ROI in Training.” Once again, the chat was a success, with hundreds of questions, comments, and opinions pouring in to the hashtag  #TrainChat  related to the topic. Do you Agree or Disagree? Other responses from participants.

Why You Can’t Find an Internship (or Job)

Bottom-Line Performance

College juniors, seniors, and recent grads: this one’s for you. Photo Courtesy of the Shelbyville Times Gazette. Why do I say that? Because I’m one of you. Because I sent out countless e-mails, filled out countless forms, and e-mailed out that “really cool” paper I wrote junior year too many times to showcase my writing skills. Guess what? It wasn’t good enough.

A few things going on

Usable Learning

So, I’ve had a crazy spring so far — between a brutal travel schedule and some unexpected health stuff (all resolved now), there’s barely been time to draw breath. There have been lots of good things, including some interesting projects … Continue reading → Behavioral Economics Book Brain Stuff Human Behavior Wackiness Instructional Design Interesting Research Learning Visuals Clive Shepherd Connie Malamed design for how people learn book UPAMN

Reserve your seat for my next webinar: In conversation with Mark Britz @britz

Jane Hart

My next guest in my In conversation with …  webinar series is Mark Britz. Here’s more information about the webinar and how you can reserve your seat as well as leave your questions for Mark in advance of the webinar itself.…. Social learning

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

A few things going on

Usable Learning

So, I’ve had a crazy spring so far — between a brutal travel schedule and some unexpected health stuff (all resolved now), there’s barely been time to draw breath. There have been lots of good things, including some interesting projects … Continue reading → Behavioral Economics Book Brain Stuff Human Behavior Wackiness Instructional Design Interesting Research Learning Visuals Clive Shepherd Connie Malamed design for how people learn book UPAMN

eLearning Cyclops: New eBook from the eLearning Guild - "58 Tips.

eLearning Cyclops

eLearning Guild I have always enjoyed the eLearning Guild's eBooks and they just released a new one - 58 Tips for Breakthrough Instructional Design. It has some great tips on research, design, development and project

A few things going on

Usable Learning

So, I’ve had a crazy spring so far — between a brutal travel schedule and some unexpected health stuff (all resolved now), there’s barely been time to draw breath. tentatively called it ‘What every L&D professional needs to know about learning’ (not so catchy I know). But I’ve been beaten to the gun by Julie Dirksen.” ” – Clive Shepherd.