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The Importance of a Learning Climate in Corporate Training

Social Learning

Corporate training is a huge industry in this country, and in many ways corporations are embracing employee development like never before. According to the most recent numbers from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), American companies spent over $150 billion on training in 2011 alone. With a national [.] Training Development Training Evaluation corporate training

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#MOOC disasters are human and part of educational innovation and why sandboxes are good

Ignatia Webs

With the Coursera course on the Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application going down due to a mix of unfortunate events, sceptics of MOOC's feel strengthened. But my heart really goes out to Fatimah Wirth, for she dared to test new approaches but. fell into the trap that all of us tend to fall into at one time or another: dreaming and as a result wanting to go too far, too quickly.

Social Media in the Classroom [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that social media has changed more than just how we pass the time, it has now infused itself into formal learning channels. Although adoption is slow (for instance, only 15% of teachers find value in Facebook, Wiki, and other social networks), time will only show that it will rise. think this is a thin line, but if done correctly, could prove valuable.

Everything you need to know about Design Thinking

weelearning

(to get the most from The Big Idea) In April we are running an exciting design jam for learning professionals call The Big Idea.  If you’ve seen the schedule you already know that the jam will be based on ‘Design … Read more › big idea blog cool stuff

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.

The Top 7 L&D Pinterest Boards

Voice of Clarity

Pinterest has become popular for collecting fashion designs, recipes and craft ideas. Its clean interface and endless possibilities of items to pin make it an addicting social media platform. But what about its potential for Learning and Development? We scoured Pinterest and came up with the top seven boards for L&D inspiration. Most of the boards emphasize eLearning and technology and surprisingly, many of the pinners are outside of the U.S. Here they are, in no particular order: Amy Roche. Tim Tyler. SHIFT eLearning. Check out Amy Jo Kim’s presentation on game design. Tomasz Jankowski -.

The equation for change

E-Learning Provocateur

Guns don’t kill people. People do. It’s a well-worn saying that Americans in particular know only too well. And of course it’s technically correct. I don’t fear a gun on the table, but I do fear someone might pick it up and pull the trigger. That’s why I don’t want a gun on the table. Like most extremism, however, it’s an absurd construct. branding? profit?

Adobe Captivate: Methods for Attaching Voiceover Audio

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    When it comes to adding narration audio (voice-overs), Captivate developers have plenty of choices. You can insert audio using any of the following methods: Object-Level Audio   Right-click any slide object and choose  Audio > Import to  or  Audio > Record to. You can import  wav's  or  mp3's. 

The importance of synchronicity

Clive on Learning

Over the past couple of months, I have twice been fortunate enough to hear Professor Stephen Heppell speak, once at the 25th birthday party of the eLearning Network and again last week when I chaired his session at Learning Technologies. On both occasions, the idea that most got me thinking was that 'synchronous is sovereign'. Stephen's point, based in particular on his extensive recent experience working with younger students, was that participating in some sort of live event (and not necessarily face-to-face - online will do) was valued very much more highly than viewing a recording.

Roger Schank #eli3 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Roger Schank gave a passionate, inciteful and insightful talk about how learning really works and how he’s building businesses on those principles. He raced along and jumped around, making mapping challenging, but his message was apt. design meta-learning strategy

What I am hearing and seeing in E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

I know it is only the first full week of February, but just in the past month, a lot has been going on.  Most of it is positive, some is neutral, a few are negative (IMO). It comes from fellow readers who send me e-mails or talk to me via social media. It comes from people I meet at events. It comes from me talking to vendors, buyers, monitoring the industry all the while taking notes and seeing the trends/patterns appear right before my eyes. Web site stinks = product stinks. The same for authoring tools. Is it really that hard to make it user friendly and visual? Most people never complain.

Quiz Design: Recognizing Types of Learning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby  Many of us start writing a quiz when we are sitting in front of our quiz-making software, and the software asks us whether we want a multiple-choice question or a true/false. We then go on instinct to make up a question that we feel relates to the topic just covered in the training. But this method, although it will arrive at a functional quiz that our learner can click through, may not be accurately doing what a quiz should do. And what should a quiz do? Well, measure the learning, of course. What's that you say? You didn't write objectives? that is a skill.

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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.

The equation for change

E-Learning Provocateur

Guns don’t kill people. People do. It’s a well-worn saying that Americans in particular know only too well. And of course it’s technically correct. I don’t fear a gun on the table, but I do fear someone might pick it up and pull the trigger. That’s why I don’t want a gun on the table. Like most extremism, however, it’s an absurd construct. branding? profit?

ROI: The Most Difficult Metric!

Ontuitive

Do you know what the impact of your training efforts are on the organization? Are you measuring them? "Of course!" you say. "We have all kinds of data supporting what we do!" But, the real question is, can you truly make the connection between what you are providing to the business and how that has improved the bottom line

Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.2 #edcmooc

Dont Waste Your Time

On to the second of the five weeks Coursera / University of Edinburgh MOOC: ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’. “Who is set to benefit from the personal, constant attentions of information technology, and who might lose out?” ” Isn’t this the question we ask, in one form or another, each time Apple releases a new device? … and what of ‘Sight’ (see below)?

How to Use a Learning Management System to Solve the I-Didn’t-Get-the-Memo Problem

Absorb LMS

Somewhere among the hundreds or perhaps thousands of e-mails in your inbox, somewhere in the skyscraper-high piles of paper on the corner of your desk, is something really really important. This might be an urgent policy or procedural change. mail has been and continues to be the primary communication media in the workplace. Consequently, many organizations turn to e-mail for such updates.

#Informal learning and the master deck of the guru

Ignatia Webs

For years I have been following Jay Cross. He simply has the gift to come up with simple, yet essential knowledge insights that lift me up time after time. Yesterday he shared his 'master deck on informal learning'. It is a treasure of key ideas and at the same time such a great personal time saver, as well as a knowledge/management tailoring device. I can see how such a deck, build with my own set of slides and key pointers would enable me to draw up a meaningful presentation in no time, or I could even tailor a presentation on the go having such a master deck at my back hand draw. great.

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.

Less Desktop; More Mobile… but Not That Fast

Bottom-Line Performance

This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months. Here is Trend 1: Think glacier and not waterfall. Businesses will follow. By 2015, there will be 7.4 These apps are true performance support tools for customers.

Success in a MOOC #edcmooc

Dont Waste Your Time

Five steps to success in a MOOC (in fact, in any online ‘learning’ environment): Orient: find and save materials, links, hangouts, etc. Declare: keep notes, posts, thoughts, somewhere safe (online?). Network: reflect on materials and share your reflections through connections (and make some more). YouTube: Success in a MOOC. Thanks to Catherine Cronin for tweeting this earlier. edcmooc.

10 Interaction Design Tips

The eLearning Coach

Make your interactions enjoyable and easy to use. Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Interaction Design Tips. eLearning Design

Simple Anatomy of SCORM-based E-Learning

Integrated Learnings

By Jonathan Shoaf. remember the first time I heard the term SCORM. I was a software developer working on a quizzing product that needed to export data to a variety of e-learning systems. It was suggested we should support SCORM. So I researched but quickly got lost in the minutia of details and acronyms -- AICC, CMI, SCO, XML, ECMAScript, manifest, packaging, and API. Wait a minute. SCORM Package.

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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!

Mobile Learning is where the Puck is Going to Be [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

My apologies for the delay in blogging since my last post. have been busy launching my workshop on how to transition from e-Learning to m-Learning. Now that this workshop is up-and-running, I’m back with more thoughts on the mobile learning revolution. Everyone was eager to learn more about how to design learning experiences that are optimized for touch on mobile devices. Send to Kindle.

Dear Professors: Please think like a Student sometimes. Thanks!

eLearning Acupuncture

We are changing Learning Management Systems (LMS) at my school. Lately I have been very busy transferring content from one LMS to another and prettying up courses. You must envy me right? smile*). Anyway, I am working on distance courses where the instructor and the students never meet face to face. feel that professors often (inadvertently?) What a waste of time. If so, leave a comment

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Instructional design in 140 characters #140id

Jane Hart

When I talk about the power of the simplicity of Twitter, people often tell me you can’t say much in 140 characters. So I then usually point them to the very popular Twitter account @cookbook , where on a regular basis Maureen Evans tweets “tiny recipes”, like the ones embedded below. Whisky Ice Cream: Stir6yolk/2c milk/?c sug&honey/¼t salt in bainmarie until thick. Fill,fold.

Nuts and Bolts: Seeing the Forest by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

Those who are closest to a situation can be the last to notice a problem when it exists. Experts can have trouble getting beyond their expertise to find a better solution. Here’s a way to solve the old instructional design paradox: When you can’t see the forest for the trees. Design Strategies Getting Started Instructional Design

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.

How-To Adult Learning

KnowledgeStar

This show was developed in 2010 for an NGO in South Africa has been used all over the place since then. It contains some Nuggets of Truthiness that most people developing learning programs for adults Anywhere and Everywhere would be well advised to learn. Amazing how we miss the basics in our quest for faster, cheaper, mobile. Brain Rules Education Learning

The new artisans of the network era

Learning and Working on the Web

Are knowledge workers the new artisans of the network era? If so, can you call yourself a knowledge worker if you are not allowed to choose your own tools? How about managing your own learning? An artisan is a skilled worker in a particular craft, using specialized processes, tools, and machinery. Artisans were the dominant producers of goods before the industrial era.

Changing the world

Learning with e's

It's not often you get to talk with someone who has changed the world. That's exactly what I did this week in a glittering lounge in the Carlton Ritz Hotel, when I sat down with Steve Wozniak , co-founder (with Steve Jobs) of Apple. Wozniak designed the first Apple computer, and together with Jobs, set in motion a company that continues this day to mould our use of digital technology. walked over.

Gaming, Story Learning and Feedback Loop

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: The process of developing scenario-based lessons and interactive storytelling modalities require feedback mechanisms both from the participants and co-developers. It has a screen on which you can monitor the source of energy in the car as the engine and battery join forces to power the car. If you coast down a hill, you can see the tires recharging the battery. literally in this case.”

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.

10 resources that I found valuable in January 2013

Jane Hart

Although I tweet links to interesting resources as I find them, and collate them in my Pick of the Day , the important thing for me about curation is also taking some time to analyse what I’ve found to try and make sense of it all, and consider how it adds to my own thinking and practice. “Increasingly, going online isn’t something we do. It’s It’s something we are. Instant

Learning subverts business entropy

Learning and Working on the Web

When Harold Jarche says work is learning and learning is the work , I think he’s suggesting that for a business to thrive, it must place learning at the heart of everything it does. Purposeful learning. Learning that is not “training” as we have visioned it up till now. Any training that is disconnected from the people is not sufficient. Learning that is not about the work is not sufficient.

A Functional Perspective to Managing Change in Learning: Part 3

Connect Thinking

Over the last couple of months I’ve blogged about change management when introducing technology (e-learning) into a learning strategy (see part 1 – setting the context , and part 2 – organisational perspective ). Let’s take a look at five areas of impact: 1. Readiness to design, develop and manage technology. LMS and the ‘One stop shop’ systems integration.

Tips for Taking Control of Your Email Addiction!

Web Courseworks

Managers need to demonstrate daily evidence of disciplined work habits and unflappable confidence in decision making.  This effort can be diminished if, like me, you are an email junkie.  Below are three signs that you may have an addiction and could benefit from tips on how to detox. You often glance at your phone to [.]. eLearning email inbox inbox detox Jillian Bichanich managers marsha egan

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.

Tin Can in action

eFront

Introduction to the Tin Can API: The Tin Can API is a brand new learning technology specification that offers a simpler and more flexible way of capturing learning activities and sharing them with a variety of other systems – opening up an entire world of experiences (online and offline). Papagelis. How it works: Statements are the ‘substance’ of the Tin Can API. Tin Can in action: TalentLMS.

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Thank you, LPI, for the Colin Corder Award

Jane Hart

Last night I attended the Learning Awards 2013 hosted by the Learning & Performance Institute  at the Dorchester Hotel. I was one of the many judges for the awards, so I was delighted  to be invited to see the awards being presented to the worthy winners. Eventually I got to the stage, and received the award, which was sponsored by Cisco. But I want to put that right now. THANK YOU!

Need fresh ideas for your e-learning

Spicy Learning

Need fresh ideas for your e-learning. Try 101 tips in Saffron’s new Spicy Learning Guide, our indispensable resource for anyone in learning and development. Your FREE Spicy Learning Guide includes. 101 ways to improve your learning strategy. Top 11 tips for measuring the value of learning. Top 5 tips for using social media with learning. Top 10 tips for excellent instructional design. Top 5 tips for using serious games in learning. Top 5 tips for using rapid e-learning authoring tools. Top 10 tips for designing a great user experience. Register now to receive your free copy. html-email

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Like Adding a 2nd Teacher to the Class

Visual Lounge

When I was a kid, my job was to tape cardboard boxes. Rather than spend 60 minutes taping up boxes, I would spend 45 minutes figuring out a better way to tape them and then 30 minutes taping them. Even as a kid, I remember feeling awesome about learning a new way to work smarter. Last week, I  found a kindred spirit in Lance Yoder from East Noble School Association in Indiana.

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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.

Launching the L2T3SEA Learning Framework at #eLi3!

ZaidLearn

The L2T3SEA learning framework will (Insya-Allah) be presented during the Panel Discussion at 4.20 pm on 6 February (Wed) at the the Third International Conference of e-Learning and Distance Education (eLi13) in Saudi Arabia. NEW LEARNING FRAMEWORK? It was only conceptualized a few weeks back, and is continuously evolving as I interact with awesome people like yourself.

Negating the learner in the learning process

George Siemens

Yesterday, a Coursera course was closed after the first week of delivery. 40,000 students were left somewhat confused. posted a few thoughts on this on our xeducation site. The interesting stuff is in the comments and that’s what I’d like to emphasize here. Sarah Pravitra states: Wish they could at least have left the forums open for a limited period so we could have grabbed our group members, found a new tribe home elsewhere to keep talking and working together and been able to share [o]ur whereabouts with other groups. have never worked so hard in my life. Up till 4am every night.

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