February, 2006

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Harold Jarche » Training: A Solution Looking for a Problem

Learning and Working on the Web

While listening to the radio the other day, the person being interviewed spoke about the need for training for those responsible for ensuring clean water in many remote Canadian communities. Now, I'm not going to say that training is

The new IT training, part 4: The other option

Clive on Learning

A plea to IT user trainers in five thrilling instalments Welcome back again. For the benefit of those with limited random-access memory, let me just re-cap where we are so far in this series. started by explaining how I thought that IT user training had evolved and was continuing to evolve over a number of phases. First of all we have to ask how users would benefit. Is this possible?

Image guide from TASI

Moodle Journal

I came across a really useful site the other day from the Technical Advisory Service for Images, it includes sections on creating and finding images, vector and animated graphics, images and copyright plus some comprehensive guides for using images in different VLE’s including Moodle. Just Click here to take a look, I think you will its worth a bookmark


The writings of Lee Kraus: Jon Udells Agenda: The iTunes U Export Feature

Learning and Technology

Jon Udell posted his concerns about iTunes U and pointed out that content wasn't as accessible as it should be and that a university professor had got first hand information that. iTunes U is seen specifically as a driver to iTunes

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

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Breakthrough eLearning: Compliance Training: Going Through the Motions

Breakthrough eLearning

the masie center recently noted that approximately 60% of new learning initiatives in large companies are driven by legal compliance regulations. there is a raft of health and safety, environmental, human rights, privacy, and financial


Ten rules of thumb

Clive on Learning

I was looking through some course materials from a few years back and found these ten rules of thumb for adult learning. They predate the debate on formal/informal learning, so relate mainly to the design of formal training interventions. All of these require your help.

Lesson plans with added value

Moodle Journal

With the use of Moodle expanding across the college, the question of standardising the appearance and content of the various courses calls for a solution. In a meeting last week I picked up some actions points to 1: make recommendations for a standard template and 2: re-design lesson plans to make them compatible with Moodle. At the moment lesson plans are written in Word, with content spread around a complex landscape table structure. My plan then is get students to build glossaries, so we have links to the keywords and terms in the lessons plans, should hopefully add some value

The writings of Lee Kraus: Learning 2.0

Learning and Technology

I am going to be attending a Learning 2.0 webinar (although it appears that the technology has broken down and we will be having a conference call.) It should be an interesting way to spend my lunch hour. It had to pay for it

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 2/26/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Americans work more, seem to accomplish less - Yahoo Newa. Most U.S. workers say they feel rushed on the job, but they are getting less accomplished than a decade ago, according to newly released research. Mind mapping a book review - ZDnet. Steve Richards has posted a very nicely done book review of Daniel Pink's A Whole New Mind. What makes Steve's review so interesting is that he's done it in a mind map. Mind Map. ELI GOLDRATT UNPLUGGED - Suppy Chain Digest. Tag: Theory of Constraints. Has eLearning Revolutionized Education? Embassy. eLearning

OK, Now Let's Talk about Me!

The Learning Circuits

Well not about me. Let's talk about Learning Circuits Blog. In the Learning Circuits Blog Wiki, our current topic of discussion is LCB and its future. We've just finished a year of activity on LCB that saw increased publication by the author team, increased participation by our readers through comments, and a five-fold increase in the number of visitors. Dave your humble blogmeister

Breakthrough eLearning: Just Do It! - Experiment Strategically With eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning

having been in the elearning field for over a decade, i can't tell you how many times i have heard people say that they were "thinking about elearning," "exploring their options," "seriously looking into it," etc.,

Web 2.0 products and services - the listible

Clive on Learning

If you find yourself with a few hours to spend doing exactly what you fancy, then you may consider looking at this list of fascinating free websites and applications at listible.com : [link]. know there are lots of other things you may fancy doing more than this, but let's just imagine these aren't available, alright

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

Harold Jarche » Jury Duty 2006

Learning and Working on the Web

Just received a summons for jury duty today. Not sure if I should be pleased to be doing my civic duty or perturbed that I'm going to be missing five days of work. I'm not a dentist, lawyer, veterinarian etc., so I'm not officially


The writings of Lee Kraus: Apple Sales Music. A Lot of Music

Learning and Technology

Apple iTunes sells 3m songs per day. Macworld UK - Apple iTunes sells 3m songs per day - Flock. pretty amazing number. When this hits mainstream even more, there will be no turning back. Why would you ever buy a CD from a store

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 2/24/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

February 24, 2006. Apple's iTunesU puts college lectures on your iPod - News 10. Almost a dozen universities, including some from the Ivy League, have agreed to take part in a pilot project run by Apple called iTunesU. Tag: Podcasting. Mapping informal relationships at a company is revealing -- and useful - Business Week. The use of social network analysis as a management tool is accelerating. Given the current emphasis on managing talent, companies are hungry for ways to find and nurture their organizations' most in-the-know employees. Also, see: Untangling Office Connections. Malcolm Gladwel.

Money Motive Can Revitalize Classrooms

The Learning Circuits

Steve Mariotti left his import/export business to become a New York City teacher. He has taught at some the city's worst schools. At first he says he was a horrible teacher who often lost control of his classes. One day he asked the kids what was wrong with his teaching style. One kid said, "Well, we did it because we can't stand you. People were afraid of him.

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.

Breakthrough eLearning: Whats the Purpose of an LMS?

Breakthrough eLearning

I recently attended a CLO Magazine-sponsored webinar titled “Benefits and Best Practices for Moving to an Enterprise-Wide LMS.” The presenters were Josh Bersin of Bersin & Associates and Shelly Heiden of Plateau Systems


Snap happy

Clive on Learning

For some reason it's taken me ages to catch on to the potential for finding and sharing photos on the web. It's probably because my graphic designer colleague David Kori has been indisposed for a couple of months while he prepares a new suite of learning materials for schools. In the meantime, I've been making up for the lack of his illustration skills by begging, stealing (don't tell anyone) and borrowing photos from a host of online sites. My favourite for glossy and highly professional images is iStockPhoto.

Museums and Folksonomies

Skilful Minds

A folksonomy results from distinct ways of organizing cultural categories developed from the tags, keywords, people use to describe specific content, or services, on the web. The emphasis in folksonomies is on organizing data, not making friends. social networking

The writings of Lee Kraus: TechKnowledge 2006

Learning and Technology

I am in Denver at TechKnowledge 2006. Yesterday, I gave a presentation on podcasting and training. can't share the audio, ASTD will not allow it. I met a lot of nice people after the presentation. hope that I can figure out some way

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 2/16/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Information Overload: Blogs As Content Navigators, Information Filters, Trusted Niche Guides - Robin Good. In the book by P. Evans and T.S. Wursters, Blown to Bits: How the New Economics of Information Transforms Strategy, authors speak about richness and reach: how companies could offer either rich information that is highly specialized and geared towards a niche market or they could have reach, more generalized information that is not as rich, but has a broader appeal. CompUSA has reach, while an Apple store has richness. Tag: Information Overload. gada.be: Information Overload.

Report from ASTD TechKnowledge 06

The Learning Circuits

This morning, hundreds of us packed the ballroom of the new Hyatt Regency Colorado Convention Center for the opening of TechKnowledge 06. Incoming ASTD president Kevin Oakes thanked the Rocky Mountain Chapter, advisory boards, hard-working staff, platinum sponsors, silver sponsors, planning committees, and others. Elliott Masie took the stage to encourage us to adopt Extreme Learning.

Patrick Dunn's Networked Learning Design

Clive on Learning

Patrick Dunn has created a an engaging and accessible site for learning designers called Networked Learning Design. As it says, it is: ".is about design thinking and creativity, applied to the practice of learning design. It's based on research into a wide range of design disciplines including architecture, product design, interior design, graphics and web design. Its premise is that the relatively immature discipline of learning design - previously called 'instructional design' - may have something to learn from these more mature design disciplines." I'd have a look

Further Beyond the Blog?

The Learning Circuits

Just when you thought it was over, it's BACK! Well kind of. We received a email from Jim Belshaw, CEO of the Ndarala Group , a consultancy in Rosebery, Australia. Seems the Australian Higher Education system and training are being assailed much in the same manner as Sam Adkins and David Grebow have done here in the States via LCB. revisiting Sam's Post and the comments that followed.

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.