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The Turn

Aaron Silvers

Building courseware is not our job; it’s a by-product. “We don’t have a seat at the table.” “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. You want to be fooled. Silvers.

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The Turn

Aaron Silvers

Building courseware is not our job; it’s a by-product. “We don’t have a seat at the table.” “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. You want to be fooled.

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Tornadoes & Strawberry Yogurt

Aaron Silvers

Supply chain organizations concern themselves with sourcing products from all over the world to get anywhere else in the world. Since “Tin Can” works with just about every programming language, chances are you can extend your existing products to talk with one tongue. Aggregating data across multiple enterprise systems isn’t something new. Learning Featured SCORM

Fundamental Design of Learning Activities

Aaron Silvers

I’ve quoted Richard Buchanan previously in a definition of Design Thinking as “the integration of signs, things, actions and environments that addresses the concrete needs and values of people in diverse circumstances.” make this attempt for a number of reasons. This distinction is important. Combat-Readiness. High Potential. Career Changes. Becoming a Better “Me”. What Are “Experiences?”. Content.

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Final overall change for the business as a result of the training program, i.e., Improved quality, improved production, decreased costs, increased job satisfaction, reduced problems or accidents, increased sales. 5. Let’s look at an example of each type of objectives: - Course objective: Learners will be able to make 5 entries in a production database in 10 minutes. But because.

The Inklings, and Where Ideas Come From

Aaron Silvers

For centuries, people have worked in coffee shops, tea houses, pubs and libraries, productively. Bars, Pubs, Tea Houses and Coffee Shops… these are all places where diverse groups and individuals get together and co-mingle. Steven B. The insurance industry. Modern democracy. Among the Inklings were C.S. Lewis (“The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”) and J.R.R.

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When Did You First Realize You Were a Designer?

Aaron Silvers

There is no need to make permanent the things that act as a medium for ideas to become a product. “When did you first realize you were a designer?” ” Earlier on this Tuesday night, several friends in the Chicago area got together for pizza and wine and beer (maybe some whiskey, too) and sat around a table at the Coop and we bounced this question around the table. Do that.

On Entrepreneurship in Public Education

Aaron Silvers

If not, watch, listen and observe where teachers have pain and help them ease it. A few weeks back at ISTE 2011, a product was launched called MindShift , focused just. Without it, you’re looking to sell a product, the same way that encyclopedia salesmen would do, going door to door with these big books that mostly went unread by the salespeople hawking them. ” he asked.

How can e-Learning, or computer based training, be more effective? [Quora]

Aaron Silvers

By 2005, tools began to emerge that took these design/development patterns and forged them into products (turning the heuristic of how e-learning was framed into an algorithm that could make it efficient) for end users to rapidly develop e-learning content; this resulted in tools like Captivate, Lectora, Rapid Intake, Articulate, etc. Any guesses why? ” This distinction is important.

Steer into the Fear

Aaron Silvers

In the two days I’ve done this, I’ve been more focused and more productive at a task-level than most of the days I’ve spent working at home, straddling between spurts of being “on” and allowing myself very pleasant distractions of family. I’ve had a remarkable couple of weeks starting with DevLearn 2011. I’ve had the opportunity to dwell at length with my heroes in the eLearning community. will have to grow as a person, as a professional and as a leader to take on the kinds of responsibilities I’ve both wanted and now have been granted.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Organizational Social Media Needs

Aaron Silvers

Attending the Social Media for Government conference yesterday, a breakout activity occurred which had four groups discussing issues of access, measurement, governance and culture. Upon reflection, however, I don’t think I was correct. What I’ve sketched here is how I think a social media strategy for an organization, public or private, small or large, has to work. Rock on!

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is Broken

Aaron Silvers

People collaborate together, negotiate each others’ knowledge and experiences and toolsets to determine how to work together productively — this happens all the time, even if it’s invisible from the top-down. "Break on Through" by gorillaradio. In a discussion of how we replace tools, a tweet came up: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

The final product shows a direct link between the training and the goals of the. Instructional design approaches, current thinking and modern production values aside, a. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success. By Megan Torrance, CEO TorranceLearning. Off-the-shelf (OTS) courseware is a growing market attracting both customers and venture. capital. of learners. You’re.

The Smithsonian Web Strategy

Aaron Silvers

Defining a web strategy for any organization is a tough haul. There are lots of questions and like so many things we do, while there are all sorts of things that have to be custom to our particular needs, it sure would be helpful to look at the format of how other people do their work, especially when their work is pretty successful. Openness commons mpedson open sharable smithsonian Strategy web

Is Quora Another Distraction? [Quora]

Aaron Silvers

If you are seeking popularity in this emerging network, you can certainly market yourself or your brand or your product… Quora can easily be gamed (just keep broadcasting to your Facebook or Twitter networks and have them vote your answers up). You’re on LinkedIn. You were cajoled to sign up for Facebook by friends and family, and now you’re talking about doing more “work” stuff on it. You keep hearing about Twitter and you’re finally starting to look into that. Many are asking themselves “Is Quora Another Distraction?” ” My answer?

The Greys

Aaron Silvers

If you’re showcasing a product to a customer, even if the demo is all “smoke and mirrors,” if customer’s first experience goes well, it will be hard (nigh impossible) to talk them out of acquiring that product. For me, this historically has worked both ways: given the opposite of what Cammy Bean (@cammybean) might call “Clicky Clicky Bling Bling” solid content and solid products without a lot of (ahem) “flash” to them have been generally dismissed in favor of the content and products that simply looked better.

COINS 2010

Aaron Silvers

puts COINs to productive use. Every conference experience for me is a blend of what I share vs. what I learn. Often times, what I learn is in the backchannel to the conference through the storytelling and rich sharing of your experiences putting rubber to the road.  I learn a lot from the questions I hear others ask… and every once in a while there are sessions that take me by surprise and push me to that nervous energy that helps me to grow in new ways. Coolhunting’?discovering, discovering, analyzing and measuring trends and trendsetters?puts Are you?

The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity


BYOD policy also makes it easy for employees to access corporate data and online training materials, which can increase productivity. Of all the benefits listed here, increased productivity usually pleases company leaders most. Some organizations choose to implement BYOD solely for the purpose of augmenting productivity. Access only to non-sensitive systems and data. Jeffrey A.

How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

Dispersed product information. Top-performing sales reps of leading organizations are masters of market knowled- ge, customer needs, their products and services, their value, their competition, and. To contact Docebo, please visit: www.docebo.com BUSINESS VELOCITY New product releases and updates, growing customer needs, shifting market. training, such major product launches.

Product Review – Adobe Captivate Prime LMS

eLearning 24-7

The name alone “Adobe” is a strong brand, highly recognized in the tech industry.  If you are a fan of Adobe products and love Captivate the authoring tool or Connect, then having the LMS wouldn’t be out of the question. If you do not have those Adobe e-learning offerings, but have Adobe products, again, it is not out of the realm to see you purchasing the solution.

Social Production

Kapp Notes

Here is the concept of Social Production as Tony and I covered in “Learning in 3D.” ” Social production is the means by which a software operating system or a digital encyclopedia can be created without the need for a large centralized hierarchy. In the past such forms of social production were limited and bounded in nature. Today, social production is being leveraged much less by the traditional enterprise than it is by the entrepreneurial start up. They might even work together to develop some code. definition

Can Elearning Improve Productivity?

Origin Learning

One of the most elementary goals of any business is to increase its productivity. In an effort to increase it, innumerable studies have been conducted across organizations of different industries to determine the causes of low employee productivity. A few reasons are common to the results of all these studies: low employee motivation and poor management. Let us find out. First name.

5 Tips to Effectively Reinforce Your New Product Knowledge Training

CommLab India

Even though you have an outstanding sales force and extraordinary marketing team, without effectively training your sales team, your new product launch may not be successful. So, for a successful launch, especially for B2B organizations, product training should be initiated long before the launch stage of the product. Product Training Mobile Apps. Short Product Videos.

Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

more information than ever before to keep up with growing product complexity, highly. more knowledgeable in their jobs, whether it was safety knowledge, product knowledge, customer services practices or policies and procedures10. Issues around increased product complexity, intensified. continuously reinforce major learning events to drive product knowledge every day has.

Your Product Launch Training Questions Answered

Bottom-Line Performance

A few weeks ago, several hundred people joined Leanne Batchelder and myself for a webinar on product launch training. Hosted through Training Magazine Network, the session is called  Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: How a Curriculum Drives Success. Clearly, product launch training is a high-priority issue in many organizations. What about customer training?

Ten Steps to a Successful Product Launch Training Implementation

Bottom-Line Performance

We often support clients with complex products to bring to market. The training that supports these product launches is always a multi-faceted collection of learning solutions that must meet the needs of several different learner groups. For product launch training to drive desired knowledge and skills acquisition, it must be carefully designed  and implemented.

Free Webinar: How to Price Education Products

Association eLearning

Pricing for education products is all over the map. We’ll also explore how your education products can be placed on a “value ramp” that lets you create pricing flexibility to benefit your customers, spares you the anxiety of trying to find the one “right” price, protects you from both over- and under-pricing, and provides a healthy margin. Share this on Facebook. Tweet This!

Product Review: Totara

eLearning 24-7

Blog – This was on the trial and for a nice product like this – it should be removed for the trial.  It is sooo boring. While that makes sense, what hurts the product is the overkill of information. know Totara is going to say that the product is built on open source and the folks who are buying it know the technical aspects/Moodle and thus this isn’t an issue.

7 Secrets for Measuring Training Program ROI with People Analytics

to collect, analyze and act on people data to predict employee productivity and growth. performance and productivity. growth and produce productive employees – faster. Don’t be a sissy: Be productive. more product than the others and tend to like their work more. 7 Secrets for. Measuring. Training Program. ROI with People. companies believe that. obstacle. level.

Designing a Product Launch Curriculum

Bottom-Line Performance

This is an excerpt from Nancy Harkness’ new white paper, Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: The Secret to Success. Here is a section on designing product launch curriculums: Designing the curriculum. Every launch curriculum is different, and has different needs based on what learners currently know, what the product is, etc. Prelaunch training. Launch meeting. Tools.

Simple Video Production Apps for Course Authoring

Edmego Learning

Stumped with where to begin with video production for your courses?  Do not feel you need to be a professional videographer or a production professional in order to generate video content for your online courses.  If you are engaged in a highly robust project then perhaps you may need content of that caliber but for most of our elearning learners that is not necessary. Vivavideo.

Instructional Designers and Product Managers – Traversing The Common Trail


I have been working as a Product Manager with Raptivity for the last 5 years. My favourite moments of this journey have been whenever I have talked to any of our customers and seen how they used Raptivity, how they visualized the product to be used, how they mapped hundreds of Raptivity interactions into various phases of eLearning course development and so on.

How to Boost eLearning Productivity with 10 EdTech Online Tools

eLearning Brothers

The following tools will help you boost your productivity. The post How to Boost eLearning Productivity with 10 EdTech Online Tools appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Julie Petersen is a tutor and a blogger who features the latest career and educational trends in her articles. At the moment, she is working on her first eBook dedicated to online learning. Organizing tools. Fences.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

retention, productivity, and employee engagement. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. achieve their goals by making sure their. employees have the knowledge and skills. they need to succeed. Our experience. and research led us to identify that one. audience organizations consistently. managers. What’s. skills.

Product Launch Training Template (Free Download)

Bottom-Line Performance

If you have spent much time developing training to support product launches, you know that the need extends far beyond a single launch meeting. This is why we frequently design product launch curriculums using a three-phased approach. We have created a simple worksheet that allows you to go through the process of planning a product launch curriculum using the three phases.

Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

Invest post-production time to splice together different content types and edit out pauses and other things that slow the video down. Obviously, it isn’t just the mere use of technology that leads to increased engagement, but rather the fact that the MOOC format allows you to design training courses to better correspond with how people learn. little enthusiasm goes a long way.

Think like a product manager

Spark Your Interest

Instructional designers create instructional or training products. Whether we like it or not, product design and product management is our industrial cousin. So, if you agree, here five lessons we could learn from our product cousins: Your instructional product should solve a problem. Build a minimum viable instructional product. How so? Does it?

Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2

eLearning 24-7

Would wear a t-shirt if they gave me one (no need to send).  If it in my mind one of the best ten products to hit the e-learning cycle in the last five years.  I kid you not. Supports Tin Can – Should be universal with every product out there it isn’t. Tutorials when opening the product – Good, but. Let me see, desktop product.  Speed 2 – Awful. 

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

Example 2: Ethicon (a J&J company) was looking for a way to increase employee product knowledge to drive sales. apply product and procedural knowledge with their. Example 2: Ethicon (a J&J Company): With constantly evolving products, it is. those issues are costing the company in terms of lost revenue, lost productivity, customer loyalty, etc. Introduction.3 Conclusion.16

Adopting a product approach


While that hasn’t dampened the entrepreneurial spirits of countless startups, and as the creases continue to be ironed out, the question on our minds is: how do you make it effortless to deploy exciting digital products? Turning a game that teaches teens the principles of engineering into a product that can be shipped around the world was no easy feat. We decided to combine the two.

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Our Top Productivity Tips for Training Professionals


In business, productivity is on everyone’s mind, yet, many find it difficult to achieve on an ongoing basis. Whether it’s the phone, an incoming email, or a long to-do list – there’s distractions abound! Training professionals may think this sounds too familiar – they often juggle tasks such as conducting Read More. All Training Tips

4 Ways to Assess the Product Knowledge of Your Sales Team

CommLab India

According to ASTD State of Sales Training report, product training is the most frequently delivered training to sales people. Training Industry survey also reveals that most of the sales training received by sales people is about the product. Your objective of assessments along with assessing learners should also be refreshing the product knowledge training conducted earlier.

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3 Productivity Tips for Naming Files in Lectora

eLearning Brothers

————————————————————————————————————————– Make a difference with your eLearning productivity using our Lectora Templates. Did You Know?

New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

What are the goals for learning and development? 9 out of 10 of today’s L&D leaders are looking to: Increase on-the-job productivity. times more likely to report benefits relating to productivity and business. 60% want to increase their productivity. 63% report improved productivity. Improving productivity/engagement. productive. In-Focus. Report. Foreword.

5 Tips for being a Productive and Motivated Learner

Your Training Edge

Being a training and development trainer since last many years, I consider my success revolving not just around the learning and performance metrics, but also the people who are being trained and turned into a more productive entity for their respective firms. However still, do you possess the productivity that would enable you to make the best of you know? All Rights Reserved. Tempo.

Learn the ‘Fika’ aspect to productivity…

Origin Learning

Ever heard of coffee breaks being a vital factor for raising productivity? Still wondering the linkage, significance and relevance of coffee breaks or fika to an organization’s productivity ? Redefining leadership that taps the immense potential of social connectedness can have a positive impact on the productivity graph. Talks or chats near the cooler are passé’! Fika!!