Lynda.com vs. Atomic Learning
Coffee and Design
FEBRUARY 14, 2014
I have recently been asked to represent my department on a committee to decide with the instructional video offerings of Atomic Learning are meeting the needs of our university students, faculty, and staff. My university recently had a contract with Lynda.com but we switched to Atomic Learning almost a year ago now and there have been many complaints from all audiences.
Corporate Play-Day: How The Big Boys Are Gaming
OCTOBER 26, 2011
Last Friday, my colleague Andrea May responded to a very timely “big question” from Tony Karrer’s Learning Circuits Blog. This month’s big question, posted by Ben Betts of HT2 (Karrer is on blog-sabatical), is “Does Gamification Have a Role in Workplace Learning?”. Gaming Theory Gamification Learning Circuits Blog Wall Street JournalTake a read if you haven’t already!
The Learning Curve and The Pivot Point
The Peformance Improvement
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
When Stephen Gill and I were researching and writing our latest book, Only Smart Companies Win, about what it means to create and work in a “Learning Culture”, we tried to imagine what it would mean to develop training programs in that culture. What little learning we get (20-30%) during the formal training stage is rapidly forgotten. That would be just-in-time learning. 2011).
Keep on Learning, Big Blue
JUNE 16, 2011
IBM turned 100 today. IBM celebrated its centenary by publishing a new, rather hubristically titled book , “Making the World Work Better: The Ideas That Shaped a Century and Company,” that chronicles the company’s accomplishments. In those 100 years, IBM has been an undisputed technology leader, pumping out innovation after innovation that shaped our lives, starting with electronic “calculating machines” that tabulated data from punch cards to the giant mainframes of the 1960s and the rise of PCs in the ’80s and ’90s. Today, services accounts for $56.4
Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
JULY 7, 2010
Best of eLearning Learning. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss. What I learned this week at the Enterprise 2.0
Web 2.0 Applications in Learning
MARCH 3, 2008
Applications in Learning. Existing Adoption At the very start I asked the audience for examples of where they were currently using these tools as part of learning solutions. There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. We had some good discussion around how you might use these tools alongside formal learning. Tools?
eLearning Conferences 2013
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
link] December 1-5, 2012 Learning Forward Conference, (Learning Forward is the new name for the National Staff Development Council, NSDC), Boston, Massachusetts, USA. link] December 4-6, 2012 International Symposium on Open, Distance, and e-Learning (ISODEL), Bali, Indonesia. link] December 6-7, 2012 mLearning : Making Learning Mobile, offered by the eLearning Guild, online.
eLearning Conferences 2012
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
The list focuses primarily on the use of eLearning, technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. link] November 30-December 2, 2011, Online Educa Berlin 2011: International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training for Corporate, Education and Public Service Sectors , 17 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
Best articles on Working Smarter, April 2012
MAY 1, 2012
An IBM Global CEO Study conducted in 2010 concluded that complexity was the primary challenge emerging out of its conversations with 1,500 CEOs and senior government officials. Flipping Corporate Learning . Flipping learning is big in education. It will be big in corporate learning. How do you flip learning? Khan Academy is the poster child for flipped learning.
A Post-Competency World
JANUARY 26, 2013
A recent IBM study found the No. Resulting concerns for learning professionals become how to assess managers to identify those who can rise to the challenges of this new reality and then provide the resources necessary for them to continue learning and growing into flexible leaders. First, most leadership models conceptualize flexibility as just another competency among many rather than as a master capability reflecting the learning and development of a broad range of competencies. Assessing flexibility can create more versatile leaders.
How to Find Best Practices
SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
So, how does one go about finding what’s best in enterprise learning? I spoke with three learning leaders who described their best practices for finding best practices. Work your network: Dick Richardson, leadership adviser and consultant, was director of leadership development at ITT and IBM. He has encyclopedic knowledge of leadership and learning and says this is the way to maintain access to best practices. They attend conferences, read journals, participate in discussions about the profession; they engage as many ways as they can. Edwards Deming.
2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter
DECEMBER 28, 2012
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 ” Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. E-Learning Generations .
eLearning Conferences 2011
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
link] or [link] December 1, 2010 UNESCO-Commonwealth of Learning Policy Form on Open Educational Resources (OER): Taking OER beyond the OER Community – Policy and Capacity, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France. link] December 1-3, 2010 Online Educa Berlin International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 16 th , Hotel InterContinental, Berlin, Germany. link].
Awesome insights into working smarter
SEPTEMBER 3, 2011
Working Smarter Daily draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Enjoy ‘em! Ciao. See ya.
Role Models in Educational Technology on Ada Lovelace Day
MARCH 24, 2009
I think our little corner of the blogosphere – the edusphere – has a fair amount of women who understand that “learning technology” encompasses a much broader definition of both learning and technology. I’ve blogged about women edubloggers a total of six times (list below) each time finding new and interesting voices to follow and learn from. Glenda Morgan , Director of Technology and Learning Initiative, George Mason University. Lauren Resnick, Director of the Learning Research and Development Center. Margaret Driscoll , Managing Consultant, IBM.
Don’t you see it?
DECEMBER 30, 2012
Classrooms discourage learning. For schools this means that in addition to the three Rs of reading, writing and arithmetic, kids should be learning critical thinking, innovation, creativity, and problem solving, all of the skills one can build upon and mesh with the skills of others.” One thing I don’t get yet is the IBM-in-Second Life thing. 292 pages. Her blog.
Corporate Play-Day: How The Big Boys Are Gaming
OCTOBER 26, 2011
Last Friday, my colleague Andrea May responded to a very timely “big question” from Tony Karrer’s Learning Circuits Blog. This month’s big question, posted by Ben Betts of HT2 (Karrer is on blog-sabatical), is “Does Gamification Have a Role in Workplace Learning?” . It’s also hard to deny that it brings results, however. Take a read if you haven’t already! . . based Bunchball Inc.
eLearning Conferences 2012
DECEMBER 23, 2011
The list focuses primarily on the use of technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. January 2012 January2-4, 2012 College Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Orlando,California, USA. link] January5-7, 2012 International Conference on e-Education,e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning (IC4E), 3 rd , Hong Kong, China. link] January 15-19, 2012 Lotusphere , 19 th annual,sponsored by IBM, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Orlando, Florida,USA. What’sNext?,
Who Are the Smartest People in the World?
DECEMBER 29, 2010
Look on, and maybe you can learn how to be a genius, too: (from Left to Right: Stephen Hawking, Garry Kasparav and Noam Chomsky). At 22 he was the youngest Chess Champion ever to garner the title, and in 1997, he became the first ever Champion to lose a game to a computer (The Deep Blue IBM computer). Is it racist, sexist, and/or ageist? What kinds of people benefit from them?
knowledge and Learning In The News - 8/1/2006
Big Dog, Little Dog
AUGUST 1, 2006
Places to Go: The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning - Stephen Downes in Innovate. At first glance this online publication looks like any academic journal, but when readers explore The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning ( IRRODL ), they are in for a surprise: They can read the articles! The journal is a member of the Directory of Open Access Journals. They're loud, they're smelly, and as I learned when my dad bounced a rock off his leg many years ago, they can be dangerous. August 1, 2006.
Give Back to the Profession
NOVEMBER 4, 2013
Capture learning professionals’ knowledge and keep up with new leaders. After 30 years in enterprise learning and 10 as a columnist for this magazine, I am on the “back nine” of my career. But we need to shrink the world — make the truly best practices more widely known and accessible by all,” said Nancy Lewis, former vice president of learning at IBM and former CLO at ITT. However, our profession could produce greater results if we followed a rigorous methodology related to shared learning. We need more. Our networks are critical.
eLearning Conferences 2010
NOVEMBER 19, 2009
link] December 2, 2009 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 5 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany. link] December 2-4, 2009 Online Educa Berlin International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 15 th , Hotel InterContinental, Berlin, Germany.
JANUARY 2, 2009
Once again, Clayton Wright has been nice enough to compile an incredible list of conferences focused on use of technology in learning. All the information below was obtained from Internet sources and announcements in educational journals. link] cfp_edu.htm January 5-8, 2009 College Teaching and Learning Conference and Applied Business Research Conference sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Oahu, Hawaii, USA. docnum=446 January 12-14, 2009 Learning and Technology World Forum 2009, London, United Kingdom. You can contact him at: email@example.com.
Seeing the future
Learning with e's
APRIL 21, 2010
Watson (then the head of IBM) who in 1943 was alleged to have said that he saw a world market for about 5 computers. I was intrigued to read an article that was written back in 1900 in a magazine called 'Ladies Home Journal'. Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. It's a risky business, this 'seeing into the future' lark. There was the U.S.