Thu.Mar 15, 2012

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My love-hate relationship with learning objectives

Clive on Learning

I think most people would agree that workplace learning interventions need a clear purpose, closely aligned to the needs of the organisation, and should be directed at helping employees to acquire competences that will help them in doing their jobs effectively and efficiently. But statements of purpose or competence are what we would normally regard as learning objectives, which define the outcomes of a learning intervention in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes. But only part of me believes this works out in practice. But is the world really like this? So where does that leave things?

Educational Reform, Flipping the Classroom and Innovation

Kapp Notes

Somethings things just come together in strange and exiting ways to trigger light bulbs and a different or accelerated way of thinking. You may have seen all of these videos before but together they make a powerful case for changing education and viewing instruction and learning in a new light. Additionally, I love the animated whiteboard technique. The following are three videos. Its disruptive.

Adobe RoboHelp: Synonyms Made Easy

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    One of the most often used areas of any Help System is Search. And since Search is created automatically when you generate a layout, there's nothing the RoboHelp author has to do to make Search available for the user. Search does have one main drawback for the user. failed Search is a missed opportunity for both you and the user. We offer a live, online class.

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The State of Rapid Development Tools for Mobile Learning: Webinar Recording Now Available

mLearning Revolution

If you were not able to attend our Webinar yesterday on mLearning and the state of rapid development tools for mobile learning, the recording is now available. I’m very happy with how the webinar turned out and I would like to thank Jeff Tillett  and Chad Udell  from Float Learning for having me, as well as Robert Gadd  for sharing the microphone with me. billion devices expected by 2016.

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A short history of nearly everything

eFront

Here is abook that I found an excellent source of inspiration on many fronts: “A short history of nearly everything” by Bill Bryson The book describes general sciences such as chemistry, paleontology,astronomy, and particle physics. Bill Bryson wrote this book because he was dissatisfied with his scientificknowledge. He writes that “ science was adistant, unexplained subject at school ”. Readit.

On the OnlineSchools Blog: "OpenSesame: A crowd-sourced elearning marketplace"

OpenSesame

The great folks at OnlineSchools.com do an excellent job gathering and curating resources for adult and child online education, and we love their blog! So we were thrilled when they recently interviewed our co-founder Tom Turnbull for a  blog  post. Check out this great interview , with Tom''s insights on the future of learning technology and how OpenSesame fits into the elearning ecosystem.   . Right

#trainchat: Join Us for a Twitter Chat Friday, March 16 at 10 a.m.

Mindflash

Training expert, blogger, and Daily Mindflash contributor David Kelly will be our featured guest on Friday, March 16 when we host a Twitter chat to discuss his latest article, “ Three Essential Tips for New Online Trainers.” The Twitter chat will begin at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) on Friday, March 16, and last for 30 minutes. Use Online Training

Benefits of e-Learning Debate (Part 1) – Reduce Training Time by Half

G-Cube

A debate on advantages and benefits of e-Learning is a common scenario in G-Cube. Whether it is our e-Learning consultant discussing with the customer, or an Instructional Designer arguing with the Graphics Designer over an e-Learning Screen layout or the Project Manager discussing how quickly can we deliver the learning module to the client; there is always a buzz over e-Learning. Hours to 4.5

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Training Managers? Teach Leaders It’s Not About Them Anymore

Mindflash

Over the past three weeks, we’ve been interviewing people in my office for leadership positions on our internal teams. The process has triggered memories of the first time I applied for a supervisory position. I’d been on the job for six months, and I thought I was on the fast track. think at one point I actually said, “I don’t know how to answer that.” As you can imagine, I didn’t get the job.

Knowledge Direct Learning Management System Gets Fresh New Look

Association eLearning

Digitec’s flagship product, Knowledge Direct, an all-in-one learning management system for online training and development, looks better than ever, thanks to an updated user interface! Digitec’s product development team officially released the new version this week. Digitec will be demonstrating all of the enhanced features at the upcoming Learning Solutions Conference in March.

Infographic — Milk Money: How Employees Are Staying Fueled At Work

Mindflash

As an employer, it’s crucial to provide your employees with the necessary fuel to keep them running at full capacity. This fuel comes in a few different forms – coffee, food, and yes, gasoline (or funds) to power their commute. click image to enlarge). Online Training coffee commuting employee engagement employee retention lunch

Digitec Partners with Association Management System Provider, TMA Resources

Association eLearning

Digitec has joined TMA Resources’ Partner Advantage Program, which brings member-based organizations best-of-breed solutions that integrate with the popular association management system, Personify. As a Solution Partner, Digitec provides an off-the-shelf integration with the Personify platform for single sign-on, secure data transfer and eCommerce for TMA Resources’ association and non-profit clients. Additional information can be found on TMA Resource’s website. Bio Latest Posts. Amy Bassett Marketing Director at Digitec Interactive. Amy received a B.A. from Rollins College and an A.A.

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2012 LUC Exhibitor Showcase: LinguaLinx Translation Services

Trivantis

The 2012 Lectora® User Conference is proud to welcome LinguaLinx, Inc., a Platinum Sponsor and the Exclusive Translation Partner for the event

Model # 7 Interactive Stories for eLearning - Corn Grower

Vignettes Learning

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Model # 5 Interactive Stories for eLearning - Leadership

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Model # 6 Interactive Stories for eLearning - The Secret

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Model # 4 Interactive Stories for eLearning - The Apartment Manager

Vignettes Learning

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