Sat.Feb 04, 2012 - Fri.Feb 10, 2012

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The 21st Century Curator

ID Reflections

If Web 1.0 was aboutonline access and Web 2.0 is about social nets, Web 3.0 will be coring down tocontent that really matters. wrote Martin Smith in the post, Curation- The Next Web Revolution. As mentioned by Harold Jarche in theslide share presentation, NetWork , the internet changed everything—in volume, velocity, virtualization and variability. But I digress. How do we make sense? approaches?

Everyone Is Talking Mobile Learning. Brilliant!

Upside Learning

Last week we were at Learning Technologies 2012 in London braving the winter chill here in London. All the interactions were interesting and we learnt something from each one of them. We left the show more educated and very tired – after being constantly on our feet for two days. So what was the flavor of the show? would say, undoubtedly, it was mobile learning. But there are some obstacles ….

Ten Online Training Do’s and Don’ts

eLearning Brothers

There are many things to think about when creating an eLearning team and creating online training. This posts list 10 DOs and DON’Ts to consider when building your next team and course. It isn’t a complete list but it does cover the main bases. You can also checkout the animated presentation. Feel free to leave comments on sections that we should add. 1. Subject matter expert (SME).

Creative Commons explained (video)

Dont Waste Your Time

Here is a great explanation of the different ‘attribution’ or license elements of Creative Commons : “Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world. Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.” Related posts: Video: What is Creative Commons?

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.

Interactivity

Kapp Notes

The Advantages of Interactivity. There are many advantages of having learners interact with the subject matter they are learning. Studies, as well as common sense, indicate that interactivity helps the learner retain information as well as increasing the learner’s willingness to spend time with the material. In fact, Michael Grahame Moore editor of the American Journal of Distance Education, writes that interactivity between a learner and the content is “the defining characteristic of education. Horton [3] writes, “Interactivity boosts learning. References. [1] Moore, M. Karen Mantyla. 1998).

Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning is Wrong

Upside Learning

Admit it, didn’t the title of this post catch your eye? Coming back from vacation and digging into my feeds I found this interesting article from Wired – Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning is Wrong. While the title makes a sweeping statement, I found that’s not what the article is really about. Perhaps the reporter needed to relearn a thing or two and forget a few too.

Running out of time

Clive on Learning

After the astonishing success of his free online course on Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University, which attracted some 160,000 registrations, Sebastian Thrun has left Stanford to start his own online university Udacity. As reported on MSNBC , Thrun said: "Having done this, I can't teach at Stanford again. You can take the blue pill and go back to your classroom and lecture to your 20 students, but I've taken the red pill and I've seen Wonderland." I'm slowly but inevitably approaching the end of my working life and yet I've still got massive goals. But scalable they are not.

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Week 2

Visual Lounge

We're turning the corner to the second week of the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive ! If you missed out on the first week, catch up here. This week each business created their first (or in some cases, second or third) screencast and sent us an exmaple. They also shared with us a little about their process, how they prepare and edit their videos, what challenges they faced, etc. CiesaDesign.

Social Production

Kapp Notes

Here is the concept of Social Production as Tony and I covered in “Learning in 3D.” ” Social production is the means by which a software operating system or a digital encyclopedia can be created without the need for a large centralized hierarchy. In essence, the web platform itself allows members to participate in a given endeavor as much or as little as they choose. In the past such forms of social production were limited and bounded in nature. Computer hobbyists in a given city might have gathered monthly to discuss the potential of a new operating system. definition

Government Initiative To Endorse eLearning In Saudi Arabia

Upside Learning

The Saudi Government remains the major contributor to the development of the country’s higher education infrastructure and is continuously raising the budget to be spent on the education sector. This in turn has lead to the growth of eLearning across enterprises and educational institutions in the Arab World. Governmental initiatives. Higher student-teacher ratio. Increasing need for soft skills.

Do Learning Styles Matter?

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. At first, learning styles seemed to be a hot topic because theorists were interested in defining various style typologies and prescribing instructional implications. Hence, we have a lot of literature describing modalities, brain hemisphere preferences, Kolb’s styles, Gregorc’s styles, and more. Lately, a lot of folks are writing about the fallacy of learning styles. The idea is that no one can find an empirical study that supports the need to cater to learning styles. So, is it worth learning about learning styles? Where do you stand on the learning styles debate?

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.

Adobe Captivate: A Clean Break from PowerPoint

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Many Captivate projects begin in Microsoft PowerPoint. If you've never tried to import a PowerPoint presentation, you'll find it an easy process. All you have to do is choose  From Microsoft PowerPoint  (located at the right of the Welcome screen). After opening the PowerPoint presentation, you will be presented with a dialog that will allow you to control, among other things, the size of the presentation when it is converted to a Captivate project. At the bottom of the dialog box, you will find an innocent-looking check box next to Linked.

Market failure? Blame it on the dog food

Clive on Learning

I'm continuing to try and make sense of why it is that most professionally-produced e-learning content is so strong on production values, especially in terms of graphic design, yet so superficial when it comes to learning design (see Over-engineered for information transfer, under-engineered for learning and Striking the right balance with learning ). But hold on, because I think I've figured it out. Let's make a comparison. Production values may attract initial purchasers, but if a game fails to engage as a game, then the word will soon get round and the product will bomb. Another example.

Why do people connect? #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

“Technology is like a mirror: if an idiot looks in you can’t expect an apostle to look out” so says Stephen Fry in this witty and engaging video on ‘why do people connect?’ ’ This is a great video  on why people connect, where Stephen Fry talks about social media and people. Enjoy! Related posts: We are all Rock Stars! edtech. EdTech trends for 2010.

Openness: Why learners should know about, and influence, how decisions are made about their learning

George Siemens

Earlier this week, I delivered a presentation to TEDxEdmonton on why openness and learning analytics are critical for rethinking the future of education. The theme of the event was on open source culture and whether the promises of open source have been oversold. Systems can be closed and blackboxed only once they are working well and the context in which they exist is stable. Move fast. Be bold.

Adobe Acrobat X: Adding Description Fields to Document Properties

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Barb Binder    It's easy to ignore the Description tab of the Document Properties dialog box in Adobe Acrobat. You may never even think about it as you create, enhance and review your PDFs. But if you start amassing a large collection of PDFs, ignoring the Description tab would be a mistake. Basically, it's: Open up a native file in your source application. Create the PDF.

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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.

How to keep formal e-Learning relevant

Challenge to Learn

We all know that e-learning is changing, we all know that our learners have changed. The rise of the internet, social media and mobile devices have changed our world. It turned out that it is much easier for a learner to adapt to these changes than for a e-Learning manager or developer. Over the past 16 months I have written all kind of post researching this change. I was recently asked to present on this subject in a webinar. In my preparation I went through all the posts and was for the first time able to merge them in a coherent way. wanted to share this presentation with you.

The 10 Commandments of Microblogging

E-Learning Provocateur

As microblogging solutions such as Yammer sweep across the corporate sector, a melting pot of social media veterans and newbies inevitably begins to boil. And this is a wonderful thing. Loads of new people from disparate areas of the business communicating and collaborating with one other, usually for the first time ever? I’m all for it. This in itself isn’t a problem. Revelation.

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Recruitment is NOT Talent Acquisition

Learning on the Leading Edge

In our Lexicon , we define Talent acquisition as “a strategic approach to identifying, attracting and onboarding top talent to efficiently and effectively meet dynamic business needs.” ” The term Talent Acquisition (TA) is often used synonymously with Recruiting. However, these are two very different things. Recruiting is a subset of TA, and includes the activities of sourcing, screening, interviewing, assessing, selecting and hiring. Candidate Audiences – necessitates defining and understanding the audiences in which an organization needs to source for specific roles.

Designing the killer experience

Clark Quinn

I haven’t been put in the place of having ultimate responsibility for driving a complete user experience for over a decade, though I’ve been involved in advising on a lot on many such. But I continue my decades long fascination with design, to the extent that it’s a whole category for my posts!  An article on how Apple’s iPhone was designed caused me to reflect. On one such project, I asked early on: “who owns the vision?” ”  The answer soon became clear that no one had complete ownership. And we were a team. design

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!

Let Others Inspire Your Interactive E-Learning. Here’s How.

Rapid eLearning

Many people are stuck in the world of linear, click-and-read content. Sometimes it’s because that’s all the organization wants. And sometimes it’s because we’re not quite sure how to make something more interactive. It’s probably the subject I’m asked about the most. One of the most frequent questions I get. Get Them to Pull Information. usually recommend throwing people in the pool. Context.

The 10 Commandments of Microblogging

E-Learning Provocateur

As microblogging solutions such as Yammer sweep across the corporate sector, a melting pot of social media veterans and newbies inevitably begins to boil. And this is a wonderful thing. Loads of new people from disparate areas of the business communicating and collaborating with one other, usually for the first time ever? I’m all for it. This in itself isn’t a problem. Revelation.

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Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business are Hollow Shells without Democracy

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet A guiding goal in much of my work is the democratization of the workplace. Democracy Democracy is our best structure for political governance and I believe it should be the basis of our workplaces as well. As work and learning become integrated in a networked society, I see great opportunities to create better employment models. In describing Enterprise 2.0, Markets within organizations.

The Social Learning Revolution

Jane Hart

“A revolution is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time.” How we are using social media in the workplace and how the Training Department is responding. How social businesses are emerging and how we can really support social learning in the social business. Social learning

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.

Product Review: BlueVolt

eLearning 24-7

At one time BlueVolt was just a spark, a system among many other systems in the market. Those days are gone forever. BlueVolt is an electrically charged LMS, that harnesses key elements to make it formidable extended enterprise competitor to Absorb. Overall. Ease of use – Front end and Admin side. BlueBucks – (more in a sec). Reporting – strong with the added bonus of ad-hoc.

10 Ways to Bring A Conference Back to Work

The Learning Circuits

When it comes to conferences, a better slogan would be, "What happens in Vegas should NOT stay in Vegas." If you're one of the fortunate people from your organization to attend a professional conference, how can you bring it back to the workplace so everyone can benefit? During sessions, keynotes, hallway conversations and after-hours discussions, many great ideas are tossed around.

#qualitative research: introduction to #grounded #theory and some emotive language use in courses idea

Ignatia Webs

The last couple of months I have been immersed in data analysis research: some qualitative (argh) and some qualitative (well, argh as well). No matter how I twist and turn it, I need to really dig into data analysis to understand how it works and why this type of analysis is a good thing. This experience got my eyes opened as I understood how less I understood of qualitative research.

Evaluate Learning Process

The Peformance Improvement

As organizations evaluate their programs and services they need to pay attention to process as well as outcomes. Catherine (Brehm) Rain, of Rain and Brehm Consulting Group, Inc., writes this in aea365 : Process evaluation ensures you answer questions of fidelity… did you do what you set out to with respect to needs, population, setting, intervention and delivery? When these questions are answered, a feedback loop is established so that necessary modifications to the program or the evaluation can be made along the way. Life is a journey—and so is a long-term evaluation. Stuff happens.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Kineo Event in Los Angeles Feb 28th

Learning Visions

If you're an elearning professional in the Greater Los Angeles area, please join us for a fun and informative networking and sharing event on February 28. Kineo clients from the entertainment and technology industries will be presenting case studies, and I'll be leading a conversation, along with Kineo's Tanveer Makhani, on mobile learning for the enterprise. Date: February 28, 2012. Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Location: Warner Bros. Screening Room, Burbank, CA. For more information email events@kineo.com. Bring yourself, bring your elearning friends and clients! See you in Burbank!

When learning is the work …

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet What if your organization got rid of the Learning & Development function? What would the average manager or department head do? What would workers do? I’ve been thinking about this for a while. When work is learning, and learning is the work, training that is pushed from outside has less relevance. Observe how people are learning to do their work already. Break down barriers.

Blogphilosophy: why I stopped measuring my e-penis #rankingsoftware

Ignatia Webs

Sometimes I need a good (figurative) slap in the face to keep it real. A few weeks ago David Bezemer put my feet back on the ground in a tweeted reaction ( @dbezemer ) on me sending him a 'klout' invitation: "over my dead body! there are enough people out there desperately measuring their e-penis, I do not feel good about that". So he got me thinking. and he is right (of course). Why would I even look up and share my uncritically analyzed ranking in anything with others, if I am propagating critical awareness, open learning, open standards. openness? So I stripped my blog from 'Klout'.

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Performance support tools for learning – a decentralised strategy

Connect Thinking

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about social media tools for learning , and made the statement that such learning strategies are usually best managed decentrally. There may be a central role in purchasing social media platforms (with stakeholder input). The same can be said about role-based performance support tools. What do others know? How do I find them? 2. What information is available?

5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget

In the US alone, companies spend over $70 billion on corporate training and about $1000 on individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what's the result? Companies end up wasting millions of dollars each year on ineffective training practices.

eSchool Media Award for Raptivity

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Every year the Ed-Tech Readers’ Choice Awards recognize the best products and services in education technology. In the 2012 Ed-Tech Readers’ Choice Awards, Raptivity ® has been recognized as the most sought after education technology under the K-12 category. This is a second time Rapvitiy has won this recognition. eSchool News Award for Raptivity This award is special as it is based on the voting by educators represening a large number of schools and colleges. Every year eSchool Media asks their readers to choose their top picks for school hardware, software, websites, and services.

A dangerous game

Learning with e's

There's a dangerous game they play in Cyprus. It's called Meze , and it's far more brutal than the Spanish Tapas equivalent. The game goes like this: There are two teams: the eating team and the waiter team. It begins innocuously, with a few plates of pitta bread, humus and tzatziki. The eating team is lulled into a false sense of security. This is nice, they think, we can do this. We surrender!'

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Empowering Personal Learning Environments at USM!

ZaidLearn

EMPOWERING PERSONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS Empowering Personal Learning Environments at USM! View more PowerPoint from Zaid Alsagoff This presentation explores 5 future trends educators simply cannot ignore , and then introduce participants to the idea of using a variety of learning tools to build Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) to empower lifelong, collaborative and reflective learning.

Free E-Learning Tutorial: Implementing a Corporate Learning Management System (LMS)

Connect Thinking

I have just released episode 20 of the Connect Thinking E-Learning Academy free video and audio podcast series. This is the second of three podcasts examining corporate learning management systems (LMS). This episode is about implementing a corporate learning management system. You can download our free e-learning tutorials from iTunes. Or read the podcast 21 transcript.

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.

Everything’s Coming Up Networks (except learning)

Jay Cross

Sloan Management Review has a great interview with Andy McAfee on What Sells CEOs on Social Networking. CEOs excitedly agree with Lew Platt’s old observation about Hewlett-Packard: “If only HP knew what HP knows, we’d be three times more productive.” ” They understand the power of weak ties in enterprise social networks. Summit in Paris. This is hardly a new idea.

Brain science meets social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Brain learning is currently a hot topic in the Netherlands amongst learning professionals. read the book Brein@work van Ria van Dinteren en Nina Lazeron. They interviewed various scientists and are translating new insights from brain science into practical consequences for organising effective learning situations. An example: sleep is very important for processing new information and new stimuli.