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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

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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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.

Quality Control process for E-Learning

Tools and Techniques for Managing Hardware and Software Testing, Rex Black writes, “…quality control is concerned with product, quality assurance with process.”. He continues: “Quality Assurance is generally defined as the process used to ensure a product meets. It consists of activities that occur before and during the production. product exists.” - Black. PROCESS.

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.

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.

“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

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!

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.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Multi-year cycles for product. productivity and feel a lack of engagement. often correlate with productivity gains. sponsors care about such as retention, productivity, and employee engagement. aimed at increasing its focus on product. in productivity, a better co-ordination amongst. 1Making Dynamic Performance. more dynamic approach to managing. sprints.

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?

Why Product Managers Should Include Training in Their Launch Plan

Bottom-Line Performance

And then there’s the  really  bad surprise when you’re a product manager and you find out your company’s sales reps are misrepresenting the product you so carefully developed! When sales reps don’t have the knowledge and skills they need to sell your new products, all the time and money you spent goes down the drain. Product Launch Training Template.

The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity

TOPYX LMS

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.

3 Questions that Keep Product Managers Up at Night

Knowledge Guru

Product managers are passionate people. They are passionate about the products they create and the problems they solve for their customers. Product managers spend thousands of hours researching, testing and developing their products before its time to commercialize. If you are a product manager yourself, you know what I am talking about. See how.

21 CFR Part 11 Frequently Asked Questions

No vendor can claim that his or her software products are certified Part 11 compliant. say that he has all of the Technical Controls for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance built into his product. consistently) along with using products with the correct Technical Controls for overall Part 11 compliance. beverage manufacturing). Additionally, some organizations that. 21 CFR Part 11.

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

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.

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?

How to Outline a Video Production Plan

eLearning Brothers

Thanks to my video production plan, I am now aware of some issues I’m going to have with the “choose your own adventure” format. wouldn’t have thought of that if I had not outlined my production. This blog is the first in a series documenting the production process in producing a company video for eLearning Brothers. Here, this video will explain what I mean.

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

as retention, productivity, and employee. at increasing its focus on product. in productivity, a better co-ordination amongst. From Performance Management. to Performance Development eGuide 2Part 2: A Roadmap. for Change In Part 1 of this eGuide, we explored the confluence. of factors that’s driving change in how performance. is managed and how organizations are moving. away from the traditional annual review process to. more real-time dynamic approach. This all sounds. very logical, of course, until an organization starts to. be some very real barriers to moving forward.

Instructional Designers and Product Managers – Traversing The Common Trail

Raptivity

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.

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.

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.

New Camtasia 9 Behaviors Will Add Sizzle to Your Production

eLearning Brothers

The post New Camtasia 9 Behaviors Will Add Sizzle to Your Production appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Camtasia Resources Camtasia Template Library eLearning eLearning Template Library Featured Products/Services Resources Software TrainingHaving a thorough knowledge of your eLearning tools is essential in becoming an eLearning rock star. How have you used the new Camtasia 9/3?

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

drives more productive conversations. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. moving from traditional performance. management systems (organized as. an annual review process) to newer. performance development systems. organized around real-time dynamics). happening now. If the.

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.

Top 5 Moodle Plugins to Enhance Productivity

Lambda Solutions

Here is our tried and true list of Moodle plugins to enhance productivity. As an official Moodle partner, our Moodle experts regularly review plugins and advise our clients on which plugins to select based on their learning and training requirements. We’re able to test and recertify all new standard plugins to make sure we can troubleshoot any potential errors. Moodle plugins

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: 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.

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

drives more productive conversations. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. moving from traditional performance. management systems (organized as. an annual review process) to newer. performance development systems. organized around real-time dynamics). happening now. If the.

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!