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Great Time Talking #Gamification at Masie’s Learning2015

Kapp Notes

Karl Kapp and Elliott Masie riffing on games and gamification for learning at Learning2015 in Orlando, FL. Last week I had the honor and privileged of being one of the keynote speakers at Elliott Masie’s Learning2015 Conference in Orlando, FL. Elliott Masie kicking off Learning2015. Sal Khan speaking with Elliott Masie at Learning2015. Gamification Out and About

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Elliott Masie's MOOC Symposium Recap


It is no surprise then that the Masie Center , a leading think tank exploring the intersection of learning and technology, decided to host a conference around such possibilities—bringing together 70 participants (including myself) at the recent MOOC Symposium in Saratoga Springs, New York. What does MOOC really stand for? For many, it was a matter of size—thousands and thousands of students.

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Impressions of the Masie Learning 2011 Conference

Social Learning

Last week I was fortunate to attend the Learning 2011 conference, organized every year by Elliott Masie.  So in this month’s blog I wanted to talk about some general impressions I had there. For example: How do you provide a mobile learning experience without ensuring that your employees have access to the devices? Uncategorized mobile learning Elliott Masie Learning 2011

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Eliot Masie's MOOC Symposium Recap


It is no surprise then that the Masie Center , a leading think tank exploring the intersection of learning and technology, decided to host a conference around such possibilities—bringing together 70 participants (including myself) at the recent MOOC Symposium in Saratoga Springs, New York. What does MOOC really stand for? For many, it was a matter of size—thousands and thousands of students.

How Microsoft themselves use SharePoint to help 45,000 employees learn better

SharePoint and Assessment

One benefit of this approach is that we are able to provide employees with a single training discovery experience even though we have two primary learning management systems in service of employees. As you might expect, we prefer that some conversations happen within the Microsoft Firewall so it’s important that we provide employees with a proper – meaning secure – means of collaborating.

Free Podcast Featuring e-Learning Expert Elliott Masie Released

Everything E-Learning

Free Podcast Featuring e-Learning Expert Elliott Masie Released. Lectora® e-Learning software releases a free podcast featuring renowned futurist, analyst and researcher in the e-Learning industry, Elliott Masie. Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. Lectora Publisher. Empower.

Keynote at Masie Conference

Tony O'Driscoll

This morning I had the pleasure of doing a keynote session with Elliott Masie. Finally, being the king of last minute, I just signed into the social networking site that the Masie folks have provided and found it to be very user friendly. True to form we agreed to just riff…and that we did. think it went quite well and I had a lot of folks come up after the session to say they got something out of it. Elliott is pulling out all the stops this year. There is an ARG (Alternate Reality Game) that David Metcalf and his crew are running called Dream Corp.

MASIE Center Delivers a Daisy of a Deal


In keeping up with our trend this week of offering newly available and FREE resources to help keep you informed and up-to-date on learning and elearning, we offer you this link to the Masie Center’s open source e-book, “Learning Perspectives,&# with contributions by “40 Global Learning Leaders.&#. Many thanks to the MASIE Center for providing this great book! If you’re curious about the four key elements of training within the Central Intelligence Agency, for example, this is your resource.

Elliott Masie and the Emperor's New Slide Show

Clive on Learning

Exacerbating the situation, The Emperor ordered all his officials to develop presentations of their own to provide him with daily updates on matters of state. However, I wonder whether PowerPoint is really the guilty party here. Surely, all this software sets out to do is to help us support our presentations with visual aids. Visual aids, you will remember, are a good thing. so consistent."

ELearning People You Should Know


The infographic below (created by MatrixLMS ) provides a brief biography for thought-leaders in the elearning industry, as well as their twitter handle. Elliott Masie – [link]. In any industry it’s good to be connected. Thought leaders help you learn about new technology, trends, and strategies so that you too can improve your craft. Craig Weiss – [link]. elearning

Stop Taking Employees Back to School

CLO Magazine

They are often easier and less challenging, and many do not yield a final result that provides upward mobility for employees. It assumes that a teacher is in charge, often providing content from the front of the room. We’re tracking a trend in the learning and development field — a shift away from modeling our efforts after the images from school. And I mean that quite literally.

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Where Have All the Learning Portals Gone?

CLO Magazine

While almost every learning management system provides a central entry page for each learner, these systems tend to be fairly nondynamic and only lightly personalized. The learner might value perspectives from fellow employees who could provide knowledge on key topics mapped to the learner’s scorecard — and to be linked to them through internal social networks. Assessing, secretly.

Will at Work Learning: Elliott Masies LMS Wish List

Will at Work Learning

Main | What Work-Learning Audit Reveals » Friday, 15 February 2008 Elliott Masies LMS Wish List Elliott Masie came up with a great and very insightful wish list for LMSs. While the tracking element can provide an essential tool to units outside of the L&D function, whether it is desirable to lock away all the knowledge for the benefit of a certain subset is a different matter. Will at Work Learning Will Thalheimers research-based commentary on learning, performance, and the industry thereof. « Starbucks to Shutdown for Training. Click here to access it.


Mobile Learning: More than just Mobile + Learning

Social Learning

Elliott Masie’s Learning Consortium defines mobile learning quite broadly: “We define mobile learning… as all ‘knowledge in the hand.’ It includes the use of mobile/handheld devices to perform any of the following: Deliver education/learning. Provide Access to performance support/knowledge”. Mobile learning seems to be creating a lot of excitement in the learning community these days.

Learning Intensity: Are We Setting the Bar Too Low?


What I like most over the many years I’ve followed Elliott Masie is how he thinks. I’m hard-pressed to think of anyone in our industry who spends more time thinking, speaking and writing about how to make organizational training more effective. The ability of the game’s mechanics to evaluate each learner’s interaction during each scenario allows the course to provide more precise feedback to the learner on their performance than other training experiences. 4. Games provide a more positive and memorable learning experience if they are challenging enough. Let us know!

The Best of eLearning in November 2015

Everything E-Learning

This article provides good explanations and resources. 2.  As John Blackmon, Chief Technology Officer at Trivantis said, “Lectora’s Responsive Course Design provides the solution that eLearning developers need for quick, effective mobile course development.” (The eLearning Brothers even added over 30 new responsive templates to their Template Library.). 3.  Which one is your favorite?

Top 25 websites for elearning tips

Sponge UK

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS. Cathy Moore doesn’t post too often on this blog but each one generates a lot of lively debate from learning designers as they take on board the advice or use the tools that are provided. You can also find out about elearning events, press releases and access their directory of elearning providers. Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS.

Inspiring E-Learning Quotes from the Great Masters


OUR FINDINGS: Quotes. “ We need to stop being order takers and instead analyze the performance problem and identify all the ways to solve that problem, many of which likely include providing just-in-time support, often online.” – Cathy Moore (From our interview with her). “ Yes, we are pushed into non-blended solutions but hey, we’re supposed to be the experts. Where is our industry headed?

Conferences can be better, a whole lot better

Jay Cross

Provide a generic ROI proposal for attending to send to the boss, saving people the time of working out the value to be extracted from the event. Attendance at the events I examined (eLearning Guild, Masie, Training, ATD, Learning & Technology, Educa) is rising. The conference business is booming yet every participant has some major gripe about the way conferences are run. Desig

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Here Come the MOOCs

CLO Magazine

The three most visible MOOC providers — Coursera, Udacity and edX — have partnered with colleges and universities. “That’s an important topic for every CLO to look at,” said Elliott Masie, CEO and founder of The Masie Center, a learning and development advisory. Masie said MOOCs’ first O, for open, is another core principle, and could mean a few different things to learning executives. Perhaps a video course for employees at Allstate Insurance is also available for those at Farmers Insurance, Masie said. and Google Inc.

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The Transformative Journey of Corporate MOOCs


When systems start to provide the content I need differently from the content you need, we will have taken a giant step forward.” – Karl Kapp (in our interview with him). Learning 2014 : Elliot Masie is hosting a MOOCs & Corporate Learning Symposium at Learning 2014 – to be held in Orlando, Florida from Oct 26 to 29. How are the MOOC designs evolving? Predictions/Surveys.

Learning 2013 Recap: Hillary Clinton, Broadway Stars and Trekkies, Oh My!


Earlier this week, I had the privilege of attending Elliott Masie’s Learning 2013 conference in Orlando, Florida. The Masie Center has a reputation for quality events with a bit of a dramatic flair, and Learning 2013 did not disappoint. Many attendees expressed frustration at the lack of features or lengthy set-up time of their current providers. Session Highlights. Events

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Evidence Is Essential in Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Provide proof that leadership development programs have an impact. Elliott Masie is the chairman and CLO of The Masie Center’s Learning Consortium. Move from agendas that are comfortable and familiar — and don’t be afraid of change. Good news, Sarah. You have been selected for our leadership development track. We will be promoting you to a more senior position in the organization, and in six weeks you will be attending our Next Leaders Development Program. Is it good news? So why am I questioning whether this is good news? But why? Video access to coaches?

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Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech

Web Courseworks

The content between the two covers, in 55 insightful chapters and 9 luminary perspectives, written by 96 expert authors provides an update, but more importantly, takes a deeper dive into each subject area than the first edition. That is, it provided enough information to be useful to either solve a problem or be referenced in another work. Or at least that’s how I see it. Enjoy.

The Top 10 e-Learning Movers & Shakers (2014) of the World @SlideShare Presence!


Elliott Masie Head of The MASIE Center, a New York think-tank focused on how organisations can support learning and knowledge within the workforce. Laura Overton A speaker; member of ELIG, and managing director of Towards Maturity, a not-for-profit company that provides research and online resources to help organisations deliver effective learning interventions at work.

The principles of learning

Jay Cross

Yesterday I came upon a 13-year old cassette recording of Peter Henschel, executive director of the Institute for Research on Learning , speaking to a breakout session at Elliott Masie’s TechLearn conference. From extensive fieldwork, the Institute for Research on Learning developed seven Principles of Learning that provide important guideposts for organizations. It’s richer.

Walking to Work or Carrying Your Lunch? Putting Content Into Context. Part I.

Social Learning

How was it that he was able to react in exactly the right way?  He had a manual underneath his seat that provided a checklist that walked him through what to do in the event a bird hit the engine.  A Sidekick: what to do during the task.  Elliott Masie defines performance support as GPS for learners.  When you learn something – what is most important to you?  Is it content or context? 

Staying Relevant in E-Learning in 2014

E-learning Uncovered

Elliot Masie’s Learning 2014 : October 26-29, 2014, Orlando, FL. : Provides current and archived Learning Technologies articles, webcasts, books, and blog posts. : Provides publications and resources for developments in training and online learning tools and techniques. As you dive into the new year, keep your sights on what is possible for e-learning. If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to grow and new things to learn. Conferences: * ASTD TechKnowledge : January 22-24, 2014, Las Vegas, NV.


Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Elliott Masie Learners as designers. The explosion in the world of mobile learning (mLearning) is fueled by the numbers, but also by the need to provide new kinds of learning and support that can be used at the point of need. When everyone has a mobile device with web access, clearly there are opportunities to provide content in new ways. We would welcome lots of discussion.

The writings of Lee Kraus: The Future of Learning

Learning and Technology

Home My Story Portfolio iPad Bookshelf Social Media November 6, 2006 The Future of Learning tags: Learning2006 This session is by Elliot Masie and he is going to try to share his views about the future of learning. Podcasting provides a different moment. The writings of Lee Kraus Welcome! I try to focus on creativity, innovation, collaboration, technology, and elearning. THESE ARE ROUGH NOTES.) Starting. The World is Flatter. Things are going to be faster, shorter, more global. The process of creating competencies, skills, and knowledge will change. The democratization of content.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DIY vs. Formal Learning

Learning Visions

Elliot Masies most recent Learning Trends newsletter leads with the headline "DIY: Do It Yourself Trends". Maybe its managers or mentors who have to provide guidance -- on-the-fly instructional design. (I do think DIY Learning is a better term than Informal Learning -- if were gonna use labels at all.) Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, February 27, 2007 DIY vs. Formal Learning DIY Learning (Do-it-Yourself) is the term of the week, it seems. It has to be DIY, user-driven and uncontrolled. Tests. Grades. Maybe.

Starting a conversation about learning analytics

Learning Journal

HR and training and development organizations have been responding to this trend by thinking about the ways we might use big data to provide insights on learning and performance. Edited by Elliott Masie.  This is the fourth in my series of posts sharing the reading list from my summer emerging technologies course. So far, I’ve posted the overview , social media readings , and MOOC readings - and up this time is BIG DATA. Enjoy these links, and feel free to share additional ones if you have recommendations. Introduction. Enter big data. Required. PDF)  (i4cp, 2013) here.

Buzzword: Micro-learning

Dawn of Learning

Once the content is in an XML format, then applications can be built on top which pull the chunks out in a variety of different ways, and provide a range of interfaces for users to navigate or search them. Similarly, many data providers (such as the UK National Rail Enquiries service) give access to their data in XML format (see:  Rail Live Departure Boards web service ).

Free e-Learning books


Have you thought about teaching online but for some reason haven’t done it yet? Here at CU Online, we believe in the power of online learning. Whether you currently teach online or you are thinking about doing it in the future, we are here to help you sort through this process and we hope that this handbook might help you along the way. Dunlap Protocols for Online Discussions Joanna C.