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Thinking About Social Media

Kapp Notes

One thing about Social Media is that new technologies claiming to be a new form of Socail Media are being introduced almost daily. To help determine if a new technology qualifies as Social Media or not, Li and Benoff (2008) in their book Groundswell created a list of questions to consider when determining if technology should be included as Knowledge Media. Ask these questions when evaluating how effective a new piece of software will be in terms of enhancing the exchange of knowledge within an organization: Does it enable people to connect with each other in new ways? Is sign up effortless?

AR: Augmenting the Reality of Learning

Social Learning

Introduction to AR. Augmented reality (AR), as defined by the infallible Wikipedia, is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.  It differs from virtual reality in that it modifies the real world instead of replacing it with a simulated one.

Infographic: How To Train Your Employees To Handle Your Social Media

Mindflash

Social media consultants can be an expensive addition to your business. But in this day and age, no company can operate without a sound social plan. Despite the swanky pitches you may receive from pros, your best social media team might actually be your current workforce. But how can you find your company’s natural social media rockstars and get your entire team on board with your goals?

How we think about learning influences our e-learning practice

Connect Thinking

My EdD Supervisor is Emeitus Paul Hager , an educational philosopher who keeps it ‘real’ for me when it comes to the inter-relationship between learning and technology. recently read a number of Paul’s papers about learning in the workplace. Typical learning technologies (LMS, e-learning courseware) has served to reinforce theoretical aspects associated with psychology (column 1).

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Adobe Captivate: Create Object Styles on the Fly

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Last week I talked about the importance of saving changes to existing object styles so that you can ensure a consistent appearance of slide objects, project-wide. I'd like to take that concept one step further. In  In the image below, the Style being used on all of the text captions in my project is once again the  [Default Caption Style]. Just like last week , I wasn't happy with the font or font size used in any of my project captions. From that point forward, the [Default Caption Style] will display the updated formatting.

Content is a tyrant.

Learning with e's

Never before has gaining access to information been so easy. The imminent arrival of widespread 4G broadband and LTE ( Long Term Evolution ) will usher in wider availability to information and push even more data to our mobile devices over the same amount of radio spectrum. At least that is the plan. But in adopting these communication advances, are we also opening the door for a deluge of content?

Exploring social learning with Ben Betts

Clive on Learning

This week I got to have a go with Curatr 2 , the just-released, latest version of what has to be one of the most interesting learning platforms on the market, one that I would love to use within the context of a real learning intervention. In going through the demo, one of the objects I explored was a video of Ben Betts talking about social learning. In this video, Ben made the claim that "People build knowledge for themselves in a social situation." Sure, the social component is important but many people learn quite happily on their own. Ben: It's a hell of a debate. What do you reckon?

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Week 3

Visual Lounge

It's the third week of the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive ! You can also catch up on the first and second week blog posts. This week each business gave us their persepctive on how things were going with Camtasia today versus during the first week. Are they using it in ways different than they originally thought they would? Are there new barriers that popped up? CiesaDesign. www.ciesadesign.com.

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

Using Twitter as a Professional Development Tool

The Learning Circuits

Last week during a discussion about design, Jeanette Campos asked me a fairly is simple question: What are the three artifacts that have shaped you most as a designer of creative learning solutions to complex problems? Immediately one word came to mind: Twitter. It isn't the tool itself that has been so impact full for me; it's the world to which Twitter opened up to me. started my career as a learning and performance professional much the same way many in our field do: without any training or education on what it means to work in this field. recall those early years well. Put another way.

Learning Without Training

Jay Cross

Successful businesses insure that software and tools are available for such things as bookmarking reference information, collaborating on tasks, searching organizational content, recording knowledge for peer learning, reinforcing of key concepts, locating experts, accessing outside information, and connecting with customers and partners. Note what’s happening here. Just Jay

The Importance of having a Singular Computing Experience for Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

Here’s a quote that resonated well with me, especially because of the many devices I own and the way they impact my daily life, and I completely agree that our relationship with technology becomes more and more promiscuous every day. And it’s not that the smartphone is any better or easier for getting things done, it’s just that it’s there, it’s on, so you’re going to do it on that device.”. via  Mobile First: How ESPN Delivers to the Best Available Screen – Forbes. One more example is a Google Chrome plug-in that I use quite a bit between my PC and Mac and my Android devices.

Subject matter networks

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet “I think the singular SME is an antiquated a notion as the solitary game player & our development pipelines need to change.” ” writes Mark Oehlert , on Twitter. Mark coined the term, subject matter networks , as a change from the industrial concept of subject matter expert, or SME, a term I first heard in the military in the mid-1970′s. We have become connected.

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Learning Innovation Talks 01 - ROCKED!

ZaidLearn

Title : Learning Innovation Talks (LIT) Date : 7 March 2012 Time : 8.30 am - 5.30 pm Venue : Level 3, Wisma R&D, University of Malaya LEARNING INNOVATION TALKS (LIT) LIT was simply AWESOME in so many ways! CONGRATULATIONS and a BIG BIG BIG THANK YOU (AND HUG!) TO EVERYON E involved. At the moment I am too exhausted, and simply in NO MOOD to reflect (Yet!) and share some thoughts about LIT.

Design For Behavior Change

Usable Learning

So, last week I did a keynote at the Humana Learning Consortium conference, which is a  great little internal conference for Humana’s learning and development folks, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there. The topic I spoke on was Design … Continue reading →

A Free Webinar Invitation to discuss Rapid Development in Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

Float Learning  has invited me as a guest speaker for an upcoming webinar under a series called  The Mobile Learning Conversations. The thing I like most about how Float Learning is going about hosting webinars about Mobile Learning is the nonchalant approach to the discussion. In fact the only scripted part of these webinars is the title. Send to Kindle. eLearning Mobile Learning

Reimagining Learning

Clark Quinn

On the way to the recent Up To All Of Us un conference  (#utaou), I hadn’t planned an agenda. However, I was growing through the diagrams that I’d created on my iPad, and discovered one that I’d frankly forgotten. Which was nice, because it allowed me to review it with fresh eyes, and it resonated. And I decided to put it out at the event to get feedback. This unpacks.

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.

Do You Know the Answers to These Rapid E-Learning Questions?

Rapid eLearning

Recently I participated in an interview-style webinar for the E-Learning Guild. really liked the process they used. It was a hybrid webinar—part interview and part presentation. They sent some questions and then I made up slides to go with my answers. broke the interview questions into a few chunks. Today we’ll look at the rapid elearning questions. What is Rapid E-Learning? This is good. Tidbits.

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Why People Hate Training, and How to Overcome It

Mindflash

“It’s not that people don’t like what you do; it’s just that nobody likes training. Nobody. You do an excellent job, but still… people hate training.” ” That’s a direct quote from an organization’s senior human resources manager. It represents one of the biggest hurdles that learning and performance professionals must deal with.

Is 70:20:10 valid?

Jay Cross

Successful managers learn three to four times as much from experience as from interaction with bosses, coaches, and mentors. And they learn about twice as much from those conversations as in classrooms and formal learning programs. The shorthand label for this viewpoint is “70:20:10.” ” It’s a handy framework to keep in mind, particularly when someone mistakenly thinks all learning is formal learning. As Charles Handy has said, “Real learning is not what most of us grew up thinking it was.” Of course not. think he is using the wrong yardstick. No, no, no.

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Design For Behavior Change

Usable Learning

So, last week I did a keynote at the Humana Learning Consortium conference, which is a  great little internal conference for Humana’s learning and development folks, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there. The topic I spoke on was Design … Continue reading →

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.

Revealed: Shocking Secrets of a Storyboard Pro

The eLearning Coach

Finally, a storyboard master reveals his techniques. Post from: The eLearning Coach Revealed: Shocking Secrets of a Storyboard Pro. Storyboarding

MOOCs for the win!

George Siemens

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are getting attention on various blogs and news sites. I’ll try and synthesize the conversation over the last few weeks and describe the role of MOOCs in education. The Conversation so far… Clark Quinn kicked of the current conversation in MOOC Reflections where he explores the distinctions between the current generation of Coursera/Standford open online courses and the connectivist model that Stephen Downes, Dave Cormier, and I have offered. The connectivist MOOCs, on the other hand, are highly social. Or will that destroy them?”

Checklist: transforming corporate learning

Jay Cross

If you don’t get this, it will get you. Experience has taught us that making over a training department into a business learning function requires these activities: Sell the vision of learning as a value-creating component of social business. articulate the vision and value of Working Smarter to executive management. explain how to integrate learning & development into the fabric of the business. position learning and development as on-going processes in the workplace. recognize continuous learning as the engine of innovation and continuous improvement. Make the vision a reality.

70-20-10 Approach Is it New? Is it different this time? LearningCafe Theme of the Month

Learning Cafe

Are we going back to a full circle? The “70-20-10” refers to how you should allocate professional development: 70% of all development should occur on-the-job, 20% from relationships, networking and feedback, and 10% from formal training opportunities. The 70:20:10 framework is just a little like Alice’s Looking-Glass House. It shifts the workload back to the line manager. Panel.

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.