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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?

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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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.

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.

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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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

Greg Smith and Goldman Sachs Teach Us About Organizational Culture

The Peformance Improvement

By now you've probably heard all about Greg Smith's very public resignation from Goldman Sachs , the large and powerful global investment bank. can't vouch for the veracity of his claims but I think he provides us with a teachable moment,when we can learn about the significance of organizational culture. . Smith says that he left Goldman because it had become a toxic corporate culture. He writes: .culture

The New Learning Management

Onlignment

At the Learning Technologies conference in January, I took part in a debate about the future of learning management with Andy Wooler and Charles Jennings. We each had ten minutes to make our point. Here’s mine. Some Background. If you’ve seen me speak at conferences, read articles I’ve written, or just got in to conversation with me, you’ll know that I’ve been an advocate of collaborative and connected learning for more than eight years now (I say collaborative and connected because no one was calling it ‘social’ back then). Learning Management <> LMS. Why We Should Manage Learning.

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.

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.

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

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European workshop on #mLearning organized by Stellar network of excellence

Ignatia Webs

On Monday 26 March and Tuesday 27 March 2012 a wonderful workshop is organized by TELeurope.eu and the Open University on the subject of mobile learning, it is called learning in context. If you are free and in the neighborhood, make sure you join in. It is in the heart of Brussels, Belgium. What to expect: In this workshop current innovative practices on the use of mobile learning and research from the domain of Technology Enhanced Learning will be joint. Confirmed speakers are Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Mike Sharples, Norbert Pachler, Marco Kalz, Volker Zimmermann, Marcus Specht, John Traxler.

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

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: 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

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.

2012 LUC Exhibitor Showcase: LinguaLinx Translation Services

Everything E-Learning

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

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.

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!

Why you should come to IMPACT on April 10-13.

Learning on the Leading Edge

We are all getting excited about our upcoming research conference IMPACT 2012: The Business of Talent® There are seats left, but the conference will likely sell out (as it has in prior years), so let me give a few big reasons to take a few days of your valuable time and come to the beautiful Renaissance Vinoy hotel with us on April 10-13. Reason 1: Amazing Speakers. And many more.

Model # 7 Interactive Stories for eLearning - Corn Grower

Vignettes Learning

Ray Jimenez, PhD. Vignettes Learning "Helping Learners Learn Their Way". ray jimenez scenario-based learning critical thinking micro-scenarios vignettes narrative organic learning storytelling Interactivity stories instructional design conversations authoring

Why you should come to IMPACT on April 10-13.

Learning on the Leading Edge

We are all getting excited about our upcoming research conference IMPACT 2012: The Business of Talent® There are seats left, but the conference will likely sell out (as it has in prior years), so let me give a few big reasons to take a few days of your valuable time and come to the beautiful Renaissance Vinoy hotel with us on April 10-13. Reason 1: Amazing Speakers. This year we have the most amazing lineup of speakers we've ever assembled. You will have the opportunity to meet some of the world's most expert HR and L&D practitioners in some fantastic sessions. And many more.

Model # 5 Interactive Stories for eLearning - Leadership

Vignettes Learning

Ray Jimenez, PhD. Vignettes Learning "Helping Learners Learn Their Way". ray jimenez scenario-based learning critical thinking micro-scenarios vignettes narrative organic learning storytelling Interactivity stories instructional design conversations authoring

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

EDGEX2012: Some reflections

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

The EDGEX2012 conference is now formally over. But it will continue informally here and here. To say I feel tremendously happy would be an understatement. It was simply incredible to have such distinguished and enthusiastic people under one roof, both from India and abroad. think the objectives of the conference were also served well – to promote awareness, to disrupt, to celebrate the network, to share and collaborate and to seed the beginnings of something new. But I wanted to highlight my key takeaways from this conference. think we could be better organized.

Model # 6 Interactive Stories for eLearning - The Secret

Vignettes Learning

Ray Jimenez, PhD. Vignettes Learning "Helping Learners Learn Their Way". ray jimenez scenario-based learning critical thinking micro-scenarios vignettes narrative organic learning storytelling Interactivity stories instructional design conversations authoring

Model # 4 Interactive Stories for eLearning - The Apartment Manager

Vignettes Learning

Ray Jimenez, PhD. Vignettes Learning "Helping Learners Learn Their Way". ray jimenez scenario-based learning critical thinking micro-scenarios vignettes narrative organic learning storytelling Interactivity stories instructional design conversations authoring