Sat.Dec 22, 2012 - Fri.Dec 28, 2012

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Learning Attitudes #eLearning

Dont Waste Your Time

Credit to Joachim Stroh on Google+ for this graphic, in honour of the post by Euan Semple called “ Dumbing down and victimhood “: Euan’s original post states: “I have to confess I get frustrated when people complain about technology dumbing us down. Related posts: The Growth of Distance Learning #eLearning. eLearning Learning. The Future of Learning in a Networked Society.

End of a personal era at the Institute of Tropical Medicine

Ignatia Webs

Today is my last day at the Institute of Tropical Medicine. After a wonderfully inspiring six years, I am clearing out my office and preparing myself to set sail for a new professional horizon. Happy endings, and wishing you all inspiring new beginnings in 2013! education ITM future

Integrate Raptivity with Adobe Captivate


We have earlier showcased in one of our blogs how Raptivity integrates best with the various versions of Adobe Captivate under various scenarios. This blog will shell light on the step by step process of integration with the help a [.]. Authoring Tool Videos adobe captivate authoring tools integration of raptivity Jigsaw puzzle video clip

An Organisational Perspective to Managing Change in Learning: Part 2

Connect Thinking

Last month I wrote a big picture perspective on managing change when introducing technology (e-learning) into a learning strategy (see Part 1 ). Today is the second of 5 posts on this topic. will share some things to think about from an organisational perspective – covering Corporates, Not-For-Profit organisations and Training Providers. We’ll look at it from three perspectives: 1.

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.

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A Look at Learning’s Future

CLO Magazine

A slow but steady economic recovery is driving optimism toward learning investments. Firm spending on learning and development has been volatile since 2008, declining and recovering in reaction to the global financial crisis and its abatement. But in 2012, the economic recovery combined with a rebound in learning spending appeared to drive learning investments. Measurement also remains a challenge.

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Research for Practitioners: How to Improve Knowledge Retention by Julie Dirksen

Learning Solutions Magazine

In academic approaches to teaching and learning that focus on knowledge rather than skill, the activities often involve traditional studying that involves repetition of the content. There are other methods that may also support learning. Do you know which one works best? One study attempted to find an answer to that question. Design Strategies Getting Started Measurement Training Strategies

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The Turn

Aaron Silvers

“Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called “The Pledge” The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course… it probably isn’t. The second act is called “The Turn” The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you’re looking for the secret… but you won’t find it, because of course you’re not really looking.

eFront 3.6.12 just released


What better time for new toys if not Christmas! Today we would like to announce a new version of eFront. This maintenance update includes important speed optimizations, full text-search for documents for our enterprise clients, a module to bootstrap modules production, a new sleek modern theme, dozens upon dozens of minor bug fixes, and several tweaks to make your favorite tool even more enjoyable!

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.

Free E-Learning Podcast 30: Tips for Producing Video for Organisational Learning

e-Learning Academy

Podcast 30 is the second of a series of three videos exploring the role of video in organisational learning. In this video we explore video design for four kinds of video – conceptual, procedural, expertise and recordings. Why not down this free training resource from iTunes. Or read the transcript. Or watch the entire free e-learning [.].

Managing to Outcomes in Nonprofit Sector

The Peformance Improvement

This is the traditional time to reflect on trends observed during the past year. One major trend I have observed is performance management of nonprofit organizations. Actually, this is an accelerating trend that got its impetus from Peter Drucker decades ago. Nonprofits are becoming more and more focused on what McKinsey & Company calls “managing to outcomes”.  . million people.”).

The Turn

Aaron Silvers

“Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called “The Pledge” The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course… it probably isn’t. The second act is called “The Turn” The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you’re looking for the secret… but you won’t find it, because of course you’re not really looking.

Custom Newspaper Headlines for your Learning Resources

Dont Waste Your Time

Get a nice little image like this for your eLearning resources, made up of your own content from this website: Here’s one I made earlier from the introduction to my recent “ What is a Learning Technologist (part 8) ” post. How would you use this? Self-Service Custom Infographics (@visually) in education.

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.

Announcing Learning Cafe UnConference 2013

Learning Cafe

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Learning Café UnConference – a gathering of experienced learning and development professionals who will collaborate and discuss  trends in Learning and Development. This is a unique event open to a limited number of experienced learning & development professionals  to maintain the quality and intimacy of discussions. Date : Thursday, 21 Feb 2013. Sydney.

Social Media in 2012: Month by Month

Jane Hart

This infographic takes a look at what happened in social media in 2012, from The SEO Company. The State of Social Media 2012 by The SEO Company. Social learning

Participant Analysis: Matching Your Audience in E-Learning


One of the topics we have spent quite a bit of time talking about around here is participants. Namely, learning how to keep your focus on your participants and create initiatives that clearly meet their needs.  This sounds gr eat !  There’s only one problem. How do you do it? Tough questions for sure, but I think I may have an answer. Ever heard of a participant analysis ? So give it a try. 

2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. These disciplines add up to what I call “working smarter.” Here’s how.

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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.

Gear Up for Mobile Learning


Mobile is everywhere. We all know this intuitively as we walk down the street or at the mall or at the airport, and observe people looking down at their mobile devices. Mobile stats are staggering. For example, there are six billion (87% of the world’s population) mobile subscribers, 300,000 apps developed over the past three years, and 1.2 billion people access the web using their mobiles.

2013 is the Year of the WordPress LMS


Merry Christmas! hope that everyone is having a relaxing time with their friends and family this holiday.  I am resting myself, but couldn’t keep my thoughts away from the LearnDash WordPress LMS plugin for very long – so here I am! (I need to type rather quietly though as I have a few people taking a nap around me). The 2013 calendar is going to be the year of WordPress LMS.

I'm dreaming of a White laptop.

Learning with e's

Me with Keith in 2009. or any colour really. It doesn't matter that much, as long as it does the job. My old laptop Keith (named after a Rolling Stone - he's very old and has seen better days, falling to pieces, but is still just about functioning), is just about to pop his clogs I fear. You see, Keith is almost 8 years old. In computer years that is way beyond geriatric. Cheeky beggars. Keith

2012: That was the year that was

Jane Hart

In the first of two reviews of 2012, here are the 10 most popular posts on my own blog this year – based on viewing stats, tweets and FB likes. Shown in order of popularity, with the most popular first. 1 -  The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed. That was one of the findings of  a survey I ran in April 2012 on how people learn best in the workplace. Articles

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.

Why Should Managers Teach?

Designed for Learning

I recently read an article in CLO titled, "Those who manage teach." It is a powerful statement and I completely agree with it. I have always believed that managers are the first line of teachers. Also, whether you know it or don't - whether you want to or not, every manager is a teacher.  While many managers focus on the project goals: time and cost, some managers do something more - they also. good trainer teaching training good managers

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Happy Holidays! A Gift from TechSmith

Visual Lounge

This month, we encourage you to get festive with lots of free, holiday inspired extras made to help you spice up your captures and recordings! For our Snagit users. Check out the snazzy Holiday stamp sets  we’ve created for you this month! In the Holidays set we have included Christmas and Hannukah, along with snowflakes and a tree waiting to be decorated. After Snagit stamps.

Virtual Meetings for Free!


Ever wish you had the same tools that large corporations utilize for virtual meetings? Your wait has ended thanks to Zoom.Us. This startup company whose principals herald from both Webex and CISCO allow up to 15 people to use their virtual meeting tool at no charge. I've thoroughly tested the service, and am most impressed. It even allows one to include iOS devices in your meeting! Web/Tech


Can You Show the Value of Your Training?


You designed and developed a training program that meets a business need. You delivered it, and since then, you have been gathering and analyzing data. Now comes the moment of truth: Can you show that your training delivered organizational value

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Needed: A shift from traditional performance management systems (organized as an annual review process) to newer performance development systems (organized around real-time dynamics). Download part one in a series to gain insight into why this shift must happen and why it needs to happening now

Happy Holidays!

Jane Hart

Happy Holidays / Happy Christmas. to all my readers. from Jane. Social learning

Blogs I follow religiously

Jay Cross

Adaptive Path. Andy McAfee. Charles Jennings. Clark Quinn. Dan Pontefract. Dave Gray. Dave Snowden. David Gurteen. David Weinberger. Dawn of Learning. Dion Hinchcliffe. Doc Searls. Donald Clark Plan B. Eide Neurolearning. Ellen Wagner. Euen Semple. George Siemens. Harold Jarche. Internet Time Alliance. Irving Wladawsky-Berger. Jane Hart. Jay Cross. Jerry Michalski. John Hagel. Jon Husband.

Exploiting The Link Between Employee Development & Customer Engagement

Performance Learning Productivity

This  post is adapted from a commentary written for the Spark Interactive / ClerkWell 2012 Digital Customer Experience Report – an annual industry report that focuses on customer engagement and how businesses are using digital means to build closer relationships and interact with their consumers. You can download the report from the Spark Interactive website. It contains excellent data and