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Why we need conferences

Clive on Learning

It's easy to think of conferences as rather old hat - top-down and push in an era that is increasingly bottom-up and pull; very un-green when we face huge environmental challenges; very extravagant when everyone but the Chinese is running out of money. But having spent some time now immersed in The Power of Pull by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison (2010), I'm convinced that conferences will have an important role to play for years to come. The reason? Conferences are primarily networking events - they bring people together and spark off opportunities. My conclusion?

What digital literacies?

Learning with e's

In June this year I presented a keynote speech at Middlesex University entitled Digital Tribes and the Social Web. One of the themes I developed during my speech was around the concept of new digital literacies. My argument is that new media and new opportunities for learning trhough digital technologies requires new literacies. Below are the digital literacies I have identified.

Augmenting reality - technology is going invisible

Lars is Learning

Here's my article, just published on Trainingzone as the headline story, exploring how augmented reality and mobile technology promise to radically improve learning effectiveness. Would value your comments and feedback. -- The pace of technological innovation continues to surprise. This week reports suggest that, in theory at least, it will be possible to create new materials that.

Where do you find legal music for your videos?

Visual Lounge

?? Jingle bells, Jing bells. ?? Adding music to your video can get viewers in just the right mood. But it can also get you in hot water with your legal department or get your video banned from YouTube. Fortunately, there's a growing number of royalty-free and creative commons music sites. You won't get the rights to "We Are the Champions" but you also won't wind up singing "I'm a loser, baby.".

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Collaboration: It’s Not About Technology, It’s About the Culture

Learn and Lead

I got a chance to talk about how companies can use technology internally to collaborate and share more effectively. started with examining what’s currently in use in organizations. Email is the most commonly used collaborative tool. Unfortunately it is also perhaps the worst tool for open collaboration in an organization. You can only collaborate with people you send the email to. Collaboration 3.0

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ADDIE Backwards Planning Model

Big Dog, Little Dog

I have been working on this model for some time, so I wanted to present my latest version. The ADDIE Backwards Model is quite similar to most other ADDIE type models. Note that the Learning Platform (Implement) rests on the Analysis, Design, Development, and Evaluation Phases. The steps in the Analysis Phase closely align with Phillips' Needs Model and Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Evaluations.


Becoming invisible

Clive on Learning

Is social networking addictive, like caffeine, alcohol, nicotine and narcotics? The only test would be to try and wean yourself off and see what happens. Would you break out in cold sweats, suffer headaches or panic attacks? Or,much worse, would you cease to exist. Are we all fighting against solipsism (the belief that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist). As Proust said, a solipsist is someone who cannot cope with the disappointment of being ignored. Let's face it, no-one truly likes being alone. If they stop sending messages, they become invisible." don't think so. "

A most fundamental human right

Learning with e's

In 2005 I accompanied a group of students and staff from the University of Plymouth on a two week study tour of South Africa. We spent most of our time in and around Cape Town, visiting schools in the city and in the townships. We also took the motorboat out to Robben Island - the notorious former penal colony throughout South Africa's apartheid regime. It was their personal triumph too.

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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.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career

Social Learning

Brandon Hall, in partnership with Chapman Alliance, recently published the results of its latest survey about eLearning development ratios. Based on survey responses from nearly 4000 learning professionals at 249 companies

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Video: Twitter for teachers, in 60 seconds

Dont Waste Your Time

As we’ve all said before … Twitter is the biggest, best staffroom you can find, and share! Watch this and share with anyone who doesn’t believe you … Well, nice and simple, eh? Love it! Related posts: Twitter Tips: for Teachers & Educators. Video: the 21st Century Learner. WordPress Plugin #15: Blackbird Pie (WordPress and Twitter). YouTube

Everything That Can Be Digital, Will Be


"Everything that can be digital, will be." Selling eLearning Courses Buying eLearning Courses Content Revolution

Crossing the divide

Learning with e's

Transliteracy can be defined as being literate across a number of platforms. In essence, it is the ability to be able to create content, organise, share and communicate across, and through, a variety of social media, discussion groups, mobile tools and other services that are commonly available. This assumes that we communicate differently depending on the tool we use. Reference: Thomas, S.,

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PowerPoint 2010: Secret Passageways, Part I

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. When you work with PowerPoint frequently, every little tip could help improve your productivity time. quick Google search will turn up a list of common keyboard shortcuts for working in and presenting with PowerPoint, but here are a few lesser known tips I'd like to share. This never fails to be a huge lifesaver for me. Choose File from the Ribbon and then select Options.

F4V Or F4V Fixed Frame Rate – What Should I Go With?

Adobe Captivate

Frame rate is the number of frames (images) that are shown per second when a video is playing. When a video is being played, typically about 20-30 frames are shown per second depending on the need. Within this limit, more the number of frames per second (FPS) less jerky the video is. Let us consider [.]. Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate 5 Captivate 5 fixed frame rate frame rate variable frame rate video

Learning in public

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet In a succinct post on the nature of knowledge management in a knowledge-intensive field, Jasmin Fodil looks at how rocket scientists learn. She shows how workers at the NASA Goddard Space Fight Center reapply their knowledge: -. Because of that, the system is unique in that is dovetails nicely with a socialized knowledge management system. Of course, Goddard may already be doing this.


Watch your back!

Learning with e's

I'm always asking myself the question - what do my students need to know to be able to use the web effectively? One of the important skills I identified in a previous post on digital literacies is how people manage and protect their privacy. This is aligned to e-safety, which is about protecting people online. This begs the question - can any of us protect our privacy on the web? Hellooo.

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.

Adobe Captivate 5: One Spelling Option Not To Ignore

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. I am the most accurate typist in the world. Want me to prove it? Fine! I was recently working on a Captivate project that contained more than 70 text captions. I was the one who both created those text captions and typed the text. Just prior to publishing the project, I ran Captivate's spell check utility by choosing Project > Check Spelling. And you know what?

I’m taking the EMC ISM (E20-001) Proven Professional exam. Wanna study with me?

Adventures in Corporate Education

I have been putting off posting about this — but I don’t think I can avoid it much longer. I’m going to start studying to take the EMC ISM (E20-001) Proven Professional exam. Hopefully I’ll sit for the exam before the end of the year. Why am I doing this? already have a Proven Professional Specialist certification (EMCIE SAN). But the EMCISA Associate credential came out after I took the associate exam required for my EMCIE. So I figured, what the heck! should probably get the new credential. Feel their pain. Not so sure that is a good idea… :O.

Transparent work

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet People are now the engine of change and the fuel is communications, says Jay Deragon in Systemic Impact of Social Technology. System outcomes can be influenced by numerous factors such as: Competitor innovation that attracts the market away from your business. Cost of goods increases and margins shrink. You cut expenses to survive. Employee turnover which fuels inconsistency and waste. Customer leave due to dis-satisfaction. Market shifts that you are unaware of and don’t understand. These were professional associations, networks of researchers and administrators, and others.

Reach out and connect

Learning with e's

One of the digital literacies I identified in yesterday's blogpost was effective social networking. So what's the big deal about this? We all do it these days don't we? Most of us have a Facebook account, and maybe a LinkedIn account too. Lots of us use Twitter, and some of those out on the periphery may still be using Myspace or Bebo. In his blogpost What's so social about social media?

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.

Audio for eLearning: Do You Want to Sound Like a DJ?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Rick Zanotti One question I get asked a lot is "How can I get my eLearning audio to the point so that I sound like a DJ?" " The most sure-fire way to sound like a DJ is to have been born with great pipes (i.e. vocal cords)! But very few of us have been so blessed. So what's an eLearning developer to do? Here's some simple techniques to make your voice sound deeper. Talk more slowly. The faster you talk the higher your voice gets. The slower you talk, the lower it gets. Get intimate with your microphone. That means, get closer to it (maybe one to four inches away).

Solution for Adobe Captivate 4 AS3 aggregated SWF not working on Latest Flash Player (

Adobe Captivate

Solution: Close Adobe Captivate 4 and Aggregator if already running. Download the from here and extract the AggGenerator.dll.  In the Captivate 4 installed folder search for the file “AggGenerator.dll ” Rename the file to “AggGenerator_old.dll”. Place the dll downloaded in step 2 into the installed folder of Captivate 4. Relaunch Captivate/ Aggregator and re-publish [.].

CLOs, L&D Professionals – Here’s The Message From CEO

Upside Learning

I attended the CLO Summit in Mumbai last week and listened to some wonderful speakers over the course of the two day event. felt one speaker that really delivered a punch, was Bhavdeep Singh, CEO Fortis Healthcare. This is from the real-world, not preaching from the pulpit. Understand the business – not just superficially. Share the pain, and then joy. Think like a business person.


5 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Customer Base

Social Learning

custom training customers A key driver of your company's value is the aggregate value of your customer base. When I joined the Dashe & Thomson team a little more than a month ago, I knew my success would hinge greatly on my ability to

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.