• LEARNING ROCKS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015
    [Providers] Elearning. L&D's hard to kick habit?
    But go to an off the shelf provider, or indeed, some bespoke elearning design companies, and something constrained by some or all of these vestiges of a time since past will be what you get. I was talking about elearning design with a colleague recently and we wondered briefly what constraints we had on ourselves that we ourselves imposed. Scrolling seems so self-evidently the right solution to lots of text, yet lots of authoring tools are predicated on a fixed screen format of design that not simply encourages the text 'n next approach to learning design. They won't say anything.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015
    [Providers] MOOCs and Brain-Based Learning: The Perfect Combination?
    — which provides the novelty our brains need. More than traditional training formats, MOOCs seem to be able to provide the positive, engaging, and relevant experiences that are required for real learning to take place. For too long, corporate training has focused on teaching, rather than on learning. This is the fundamental reason why so much corporate training fails: the way it is presented simply doesn’t have anything to do with the way people learn. We’ll also look at some ways to effectively implement brain-based learning in MOOCs. Brains like novelty. Fat chance!
  • DIGITALCHALK ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2015
    [Providers] 7 Tips for Delivering Engaging Live Online Training Experiences
    They will be motivated to learn more effectively if you avoid large text blocks and lengthy lectures, and instead: Include stories that translate into real life benefits, Provide realistic scenarios with learning opportunities, Offer questions, polls or activities that allow them to interact with you and with their colleagues. 3. Service Skills Australia provides excellent options to help you decide on the ideal support materials, as well as a range of resources to help you create your own training materials. 7. Live online training offers many advantages. Keep It Interactive.
  • KZO INNOVATIONS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2015
    [Providers] How to use Video to Benefit Your Organization’s Learning Program
    While the content is still the same, a change in format can provide positive learning progress results. Author bio: Jordan Bradley works for High Speed Training (HST), a fully accredited specialist eLearning course provider based in the UK. How does your workforce rate your staff learning program? Whether they find it useful or unnecessary, there’s always room for improvement. By 2016, 98% of organizations are predicted to use video as part of their digital learning strategy (Source: Training Zone ). Optimize your existing learning program for engagement. are considerably reduced.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2015
    [Providers] Blended Learning: Not your Mother’s, Grandmother’s, or Possibly Even Older Sibling’s Training
    Blended learning not only provides engaging, experiential opportunities for learners, it also has other benefits. Blended learning is not new to training. Remember the days when you looked forward to field trips to the planetarium, hovering over a formaldehyde preserved frog with your lab team, or seeing the movie version of Lord of the Rings on a Friday afternoon? Yes, you probably do remember and that’s the point of blended learning. Not New, But Improved. Make no mistake, today blended learning goes beyond merely tagging on a movie or performing a Web Quest on the internet. WIIFM?
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2015
    [Providers] Three Ways to Help All of Your Sales Reps Become A-Players
    Provide a way for them to document their process and technique, either through a written document or, better yet, a quick video. Tim Duncan, a prized draft pick in 1997, has played basketball for the San Antonio Spurs for almost 20 years. In his first year he averaged over 20 points and about 12 rebounds a game. Last year, at age 39, he averaged about 13 points and 9 rebounds a game – numbers not as big as his previous years but still solid. His numbers don’t tell the whole story though. How often do we see this same selflessness in sales? But how? Maybe it’s whom they target.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2015
    [Providers] Declare Your Independence
    Working with Jim Curtan, a member of our faculty at the Pyramid Coaching Institute, provides this simple tool to better understand and achieve our own awakening.  There is a tribal culture in every company.  Some companies create hierarchical kingdoms with sovereign leaders, some are more like families with leaders acting in parental roles to take care of everyone. Still others create clubs or innovative frameworks that invite creativity but not sustainability.  So how do you declare your independence to become more satisfied and fully alive at work? Happiness is best measure of success!
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2015
    [Providers] Reprise: How to Create a Learning Culture in Organizations
    Several excellent blog posts have recently come to my attention that, when combined, provide a how-to for creating a learning culture in organizations. One of these posts appears in Jane Hart ’s blog,  Learning in the Social Workplace. In this  post , she writes that workplace learning is: Structured learning experiences (e.g., training) and informal learning experiences (e.g., communities of practice). Helping workers learn continuously on the job. Peer-to-peer learning that is “ lite  on content and  rich  in interaction”. Employees must be motivated to change.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015
    [Providers] How a Social Knowledge Network Makes a Difference
    MuleSoft , a company that provides a platform to help integrate SaaS and enterprise applications, was undergoing serious growth that made it challenging to keep their expanding sales force up-to-date with all the information they needed. The role a knowledge management system plays for each sales department will always vary based on the company’s particular needs and approach. But many companies that have put one to use for their sales team have seen a difference. Here are just a few examples of how it can work. Increased Efficiency and Relevance. Better Interdepartmental Collaboration.
  • TALENTLMS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015
    [Providers] The 5 courses all NHS staff have to do
    Most of the “Stat&Mand” courses are available to the whole NHS for free, unless an organization opts to create its own content or acquire a learning package from an external provider. The National Health System (NHS) of United Kingdom is, according to BBC, the 4th largest employer in the world, behind United States Department of Defence, People’s Liberation Army (Chinese Army) and Walmart. It employees 1.4 million staff and almost every single one of them gets chills at the sound of those four words: statutory and mandatory training. How do you pick up a box?
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015
    [Providers] Training: A Primer For Hosting Live, Online (Virtual) Classes
    Instead, I access the training room by dialing a long-distance number provided once I open my training room. All three of my top vendors provide a free 30-day trial so I encourage you to test-drive each of their products. by Kevin Siegel        I received a call from a friend of mine who is the head of human resources at a large company. While the company is typically ahead of the curve when it comes to technology, she was being tasked to spearhead a corporate initiative that was outside of her field of expertise. no fooling. Internet access. The Vendors.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
    [Providers] Getting Social with Lectora Development
    To promote a professional environment, consider providing employees and students with the following guidelines: • Offer supplemental instructions on how to create an account. What were you doing five, ten, or sixty minutes ago? There’s a good possibility that you got a notification on your phone, accessed it on your computer, or used an app on your tablet. The average American checks their Facebook account 14 times per day*, every second 6,000 tweets are sent**, and an average of 70 million photos are posted onto Instagram daily. Each comes with its own aspects to consider. Peer-to-peer.
  • OPENSESAME  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
    [Providers] Marijuana Legalization: What Should Businesses Do?
    OpenSesame provides courses on how these new laws affect a company’s drug policy , and measures employers should take to stay compliant with state and federal laws. As of today, Oregon has joined three other states--Alaska, Colorado, Washington--and Washington DC, to allow possession and cultivation of recreational marijuana. Sure, this may be a date of celebration for some--however, businesses and employers are left to handle the ambiguous law of implementing drug-testing policies. Can you still drug test? Regardless, businesses have the right to keep their workplaces drug-free.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
    [Providers] Odessa College Builds Student Success with TechSmith Relay
    They needed a tool that was easy to use, cost efficient, and one that provided high-quality customer support. Incorporating blended learning technology throughout an entire college campus can be difficult if you don’t have the right tools, resources, and buy-in to help along the way. One college in Texas sought out a lecture capture solution that not only recorded class lessons, but also gave faculty the ability to create an engaging, blended learning environment. They found what they were looking for in TechSmith Relay. Can’t see the video? Watch it on YouTube ! Odessa Case Study.
  • LAMBDA SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
    [Providers] 7 Extended Features of Totara LMS (Moodle for Business)
    Here are just 7 of the many extended features Totara provides. If you find that your business needs extend beyond what Moodle offers, Totara LMS might be the LMS for you. Totara is an open source distribution of Moodle, i.e. an extension of Moodle. While Moodle suits the needs of the education sector, Totara was designed with the corporate world in mind; hence why it is sometimes referred to as the corporate version of Moodle. With Totara LMS, you receive all the same benefits from Moodle, with talent and performance management feautures built on top. Totara LMS Moodle
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
    [Providers] Breaking Bad Sourcing Habits
    Procurement, as a service support organization, is established in order to assist in the sourcing, selection and negotiations of services from third party companies that provide for the greatest “value” for the purchasing companies. Some of the key considerations for both seller and buyer are:  For the buying organization: The procurement professional can provide guidance as to the policies and procedures of that organization, especially in regulated environments such as healthcare, life sciences, process industries, energy and utilities. 
  • EFRONT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
    [Providers] eLearning for the travel industry with eFrontPro
    With regards to the last item, eFrontPro provides a comprehensive reporting system that gives you quantifiable information and statistics for your employees’ attendance, progress and understanding of the material. It’s summer time (at least in this hemisphere), and hundreds of millions of people are already planning their vacations. Except travel industry people, who aren’t going anywhere, as they have to help all those millions plan, book and enjoy their holidays. Even the ticket agent has to master an arcane set of rules and procedures for booking tickets. Training.
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
    [Providers] Latitude increases two spots to secure a 13 rank
    “Continually climbing the ranks of Capterra’s Top 20 list is a reflection of the hard work, persistence and dedication we continue to provide to our clients and in return we are privileged to get positive feedback from our first-rate LMS services,” said Latitude’s CEO, Jeff Walter. Capterra provides these rankings to help buyers make a successful buying decision. In the recently-released Top 20 Most Popular LMS Software infographic, Latitude secures a ranking of 13. Capterra is a leading source for independent software research and information.
  • LEARNDASH  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
    [Providers] BuddyPress Add-On Now Available!
    If you already have BuddyPress, then this integration allows you to create more value for your members by providing them with online courses! If you want to build a robust online community using WordPress, then you need to look no further than BuddyPress. Using BuddyPress your users can create online profiles, participate in groups, private message other members, and so much more. But it gets a little better… Starting today, you can use all of these great features with your LearnDash courses! Add-On Features. BuddyPress Groups. Easily tie any LearnDash Course to a BuddyPress Group.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
    [Providers] A free book on changing #education in challenging settings #ICT4D
    It combines mobile learning, literacy, From the forword: "The book aims to provide an overview of the design and implementation of an Information and Communication Technology for rural education development initiative in a resource constrained environment. The book provides an overview of how each of the components, within the ICT4RED Implementation Framework (Section 2), were managed and how they were operationalised to provide specific deliverables or to reach certain aims. and all evidence-based in approach. The report is edited by Marlien Herselman and Adele Botha.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
    [Providers] #ContentStrategy #MOOC Wk 5 – Social Community Engagement
    There was some advice provided as to how newbie Content Strategists can start out in their role. thought that this provided a great way for L&D teams that are trying to move beyond top down curation, to ‘user-generated’ curation, a way to encourage critical thinking and further develop their workforces digital literacy. (I particularly like the inclusion of the ‘develop 3 action items’ task.). In order to stop these weekly posts from becoming a ramble I am going to try and stick to the following headings. This weeks theme. Key takeaway(s).
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
    [Providers] turmoil and transition
    Airbnb provides an easy way to rent out extra space in your home by connecting you to a global market. One of the greatest issues that will face Canada, and many developed countries in the next decade will be wealth distribution. While it does not currently appear to be a major problem, the disparity between rich and poor will increase. The main reason will be the emergence of a post-job economy. The ‘job’ was the way we redistributed wealth, making capitalists pay for the means of production and in return creating a middle class that could pay for mass produced goods. Are they prepared?
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015
    [Providers] Investing in your Personal ROI without being Self-Centered
    The free ROI Calculator provides your “real” costs for training employees in-person and cost savings calculations specific to your company. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a “what’s in it for me” attitude. As long as, I’d argue, that attitude doesn’t end there—in pure selfishness. When it comes to looking for training for your own personal development, you’ll get more out of the knowledge and self-empowerment you gain through training if you align your personal development goals with the goals of your team and your organization. First, Know the Business Needs.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015
    [Providers] Six Building Blocks of a Successful Social Customer Care Program
    It’s about developing a community that provides new insights and establishing trust that helps build a closer relationship with your customers. Imagine your next negative tweet being addressed by other customers who have learned how to resolve issues through information you’ve provided online. To learn more, check out our eBook,  “Social Customer Care: How to Use Social Media to Improve Customer Support.”  It explores reasons for adding social care to your customer service programs and provides tips from industry experts on how to get there. Social Media Monitoring Tools.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015
    [Providers] Six Building Blocks of a Successful Social Customer Care Program
    It’s about developing a community that provides new insights and establishing trust that helps build a closer relationship with your customers. Imagine your next negative tweet being addressed by other customers who have learned how to resolve issues through information you’ve provided online. To learn more, check out our eBook,  “Social Customer Care: How to Use Social Media to Improve Customer Support.”  It explores reasons for adding social care to your customer service programs and provides tips from industry experts on how to get there. Social Media Monitoring Tools.
  • OPENSESAME  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015
    [Providers] The Long Boom in Health IT
    Hospitals have long relied on digital technology, but for many ambulatory providers working in smaller practices, the switch to Electronic Health Records (EHRs) has been recent and rapid. Smaller practices typically lack their own IT staff, so the opportunities for service providers are profound. In fact, the government estimates that there are 2 million to 3 million so-called Business Associates (BAs) that provide services to the 700,000 medical organizations in the United States. The BA can also provide compliance services out to medical practices.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015
    [Providers] loosening group boundaries
    Understanding our communication and knowledge flows, through social and organizational network analysis, such as that provided by Valdis, gives us the visualization necessary to ensure that we have the foundation for working in the network era. “When a society is too grouped, people do not have any social contact with people from other groups,” [University of Pennsylvania’s] Centola said. “People with the same job all attended the same school, live in the same neighborhood and frequent the same clubs. Their networks do not expand beyond that group.”
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2015
    [Providers] How has technology transformed the classroom?
    Last month I was asked to provide a few lines about how I believe Apple has transformed classrooms. Unfortunately for the organisers I didn’t want to concentrate on just what one company, or even one single piece of technology., has done to ‘transform’ or enhance the classroom. also don’t agree we should concentrate on one single entity or company as being more important than another. So I wrote a more generic piece about my experiences with changes in technology, as well as its use, who uses it, and why, in classrooms. What do you think?
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
    [Providers] Multicultural Organizations Why Diversity Training is Important for the Workplace
    It is critical organizations provide diversity training to their managers and employees to create a workforce development that is culturally aware and adaptable. Cross-cultural diversity in the workplace is inevitable with the demands of increasing globalization. As part of a growing worldwide economy, organizations are recognizing the need to adapt to a multicultural work environment and the benefits of workplace diversity. Employees with diverse backgrounds have different ways of interpreting signs, languages and other formalities.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
    [Providers] Consulting with TJJD
    However, with employees increasingly expecting more variety in their training (including online and mobile learning opportunities), TJJD turned to Enspire to provide information and inspiration for designing creative, effective training. Training Specialists from the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) invited Enspire’s Creative Director, Jan Farquhar , to share best practices for designing meaningful training with participants of the 2015 Training Coordinators’ Conference, a two-and-a-half-day conference 6/15-6/17 in Austin, Texas. Stories and scenario-based learning.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
    [Providers] How Can a Knowledge Management System Improve Sales?
    Your prospects and customers are constantly providing useful feedback that can help you and other sales representatives better approach future sales opportunities. Your leads care how quickly someone responds to their questions and concerns. knowledge management system allows sales representatives to pull up the information right away and reply on the spot, instead of waiting to hear back from someone else in the company. Access to a knowledge management system helps get the right information in front of the right people at the right time. Getting Salespeople on the Same Page.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
    [Providers] How Can a Knowledge Management System Improve Sales?
    Your prospects and customers are constantly providing useful feedback that can help you and other sales representatives better approach future sales opportunities. Your leads care how quickly someone responds to their questions and concerns. knowledge management system allows sales representatives to pull up the information right away and reply on the spot, instead of waiting to hear back from someone else in the company. Access to a knowledge management system helps get the right information in front of the right people at the right time. Getting Salespeople on the Same Page.
  • LEARNDASH  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
    [Providers] ELearning Dev Tools Overview
    If you are just starting your project and are not sure which tools are best for you, the infographic below (created by ATD ) will provide additional insight. You will have questions at some point, so make sure to choose a provider with a good reputation in this area. Just yesterday I wrote an article explaining how to create online courses on a budget and elluded to the wide variety of options we have available when it comes to elearning course development. Outlined are some of the major elearning development tool categories, including: Web Authoring tools. HTML Editors.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
    [Providers] Discursive or recursive? The fractal nature of education
    My question for my audience was this: How can we as educators provide discursive opportunities for our students? I presented a keynote at the Curriculum Enhancement Day for Portsmouth Business School recently, and chose this bright coloured image as one of my opening slides. It is as beautiful as it is intriguing, and it's known as the Mandelbrot Set. didn't choose it solely for its visual impact, although as you can see, it certainly is quite a stunning image, and there are many variations. You see, the image represents a mathematical formula that is recursive. Follow that? Me neither.
  • PROPROFS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
    [Providers] Welcome, HelpIQ!
    The team at ProProfs is thrilled with this acquisition and is looking forward to to providing more cutting edge features, customer support along with a seamless user experience. Read the Press Release : ProProfs Acquires Knowledge Base Software Provider HelpIQ. The ProProfs family is growing, and how! Our latest acquisition is HelpIQ , a leading knowledge base software and online help documentation tool that makes it easy to create help centers, knowledge bases, user manuals, FAQ’s and much more. The fully customizable knowledge base requires no downloads or installations.
  • EFRONT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
    [Providers] OpenSesame integration in eFrontPro 4.2.0
    In this post, though, we’ll focus in one of the most eagerly awaited new features, integration with OpenSesame , a leading SCORM compatible eLearning content provider, which enables you to search for and purchase ready-made content to add to your courses right from within eFrontPro’s administration panel. These will be provided to you after you open an OpenSesame account on their service. Have you checked out the latest eFrontPro 4.2.0 update ? If you haven’t, you should. Accessing OpenSesame content from eFrontPro. Buying OpenSesame content. We lied.
  • DIGITALCHALK ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
    [Providers] 8 eCommerce Marketing Tools to Increase Your Course Sales
    Be sure to check out this list of other email marketing providers as well. 5. There are a number of different web and domain providers; GoDaddy is a great one for beginners and small businesses. You can also have a blog and reach out to readers by providing valuable content on a regular basis. A learning management system (LMS) can be used several different ways, depending on what your needs are. One of the common uses is for eCommerce sales. That means you have online courses that are hosted within the LMS platform and then sold to customers. Marketing. Did we miss a tool?
  • TALENTLMS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
    [Providers] Culture and Language Diversity in Online Learning Environment
    By providing options, you are encouraging non-native English speakers to learn a concept in their own language and boost their productivity. also needed to provide Arabic translation or captions where applicable to deepen the understanding of difficult concepts. This well-intended habit soon lost its effectiveness due to the inaccurate translations provided by the Google Program. If there is one dimension that needs careful planning when designing an online learning program or a course, this is the culture and language diversity. Opinion eLearning instructional design
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
    [Providers] Reprise: Learning to Compete
    Uber is providing an alternative to taxis. Health care providers from around the globe are attracting patients with lower cost surgeries and treatments. The rate at which an organization learns may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. If you are learning more rapidly than the competition, you can get ahead and stay ahead. Garvin & Edmondson, 2008). Every organization faces some kind of competition. Manufacturers compete for market share and for talent. Retail businesses compete for space and for customers. Government agencies compete for funding and talent. Marcia L.
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
    [Providers] Learning not in excess but in nexus!
    Instant messaging, video conferencing and the social media have changed the way we interact and hunt or scout for information. L&D departments would do well to re-think and re-build their learning strategies by considering the role each type of device (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone, tablet and wearables) will play in providing a seamless learning environment without invasively intruding into the professional responsibilities and personal lives of its workforce. Remember the famous ‘Hare and Turtle’ story? Lest one wants to be left behind in the rat race! Video Link ). References.
  • OPENSESAME  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
    [Providers] Going Global: 5 Things to Keep in Mind Before Working Abroad
    Read through rules and customs that these countries may have. A lot of eLearning sites provide courses about etiquette in foreign countries, which can possibly save you from offending someone. As the world economy continues to expand, individuals in the workplace will see many more opportunities to work abroad. You might be thinking: Oh great, a relocation that will take me from the comforts of my stable life and people I love. However, as an ex-expat’s daughter, I can tell you this is not the case. Sure, the transition is hard, but the cultural experience you gain from it is priceless.
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
    [Providers] Taylor Swift and Apple Demonstrate How You Work Things Out In The Open
    Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation. I’ve had music pop star Taylor Swift on my mind for the better part of a year. It could have something to do with my young girls repeatedly playing her latest album, 1989 , (bought on iTunes, naturally) since it released. As a consequence, even I know all the words to the song “Out Of The Woods” now. But Taylor Swift is not only a musician, she’s a shrewd businesswoman. She’s not only a shrewd businesswoman, she’s a staunch advocate of people paying for art. Important, rare things are valuable. Except Taylor Swift.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
    [Providers] networked unmanagement
    They have been provided with a lot of advice around business models from local government and industry, but they have not seen any models that reflect the reality of the network era: post-job, global, digital, mobile, complex, creative, agile, self-managing, etc. What are fundamental changes necessary to shift the dominant organizational model toward stronger networks and temporary, mutually negotiated hierarchies? Yesterday I spoke with the founders of a small start-up that has seen good growth and is looking at how best to structure for the future. ConnectedEnterprise Management
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
    [Providers] eLearning: How to Pick an LMS
    Many of the best LMSs provide free trial periods and open contracts to allow you to confirm that they work as advertised without locking you into heavy service fees. by Ashok Sharma    Picking a Learning Management System (LMS) to host your eLearning content is a crucial, but often overlooked, step in the eLearning development process. The problem is, there are several LMS vendors from which to choose. Which LMS fits best within your budget, your eLearning development software, your learner's technology, your training objectives, and your instructional design initiatives?
  • NICK LEFFLER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
    [Providers] Are You Appy?
    prefer to go the website route because I can provide a great deal of information to people across devices and it’s easy for me to keep up. There are many questions that come up when deciding on what type of mobile solution is needed for an organization. I’m not going to cover them all or else I’d be writing a novel. The question I want to cover is whether to app or not. What I mean by this is the two major options for covering people who use a mobile device, either through a mobile app or through a mobile website. Maze of OS. Simple Yet Effective. Deciding.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
    [Providers] How OgilvyOne Uses Bloomfire as a Curated Content Hub 
    Think about what content you can provide that will make their job easier. I was excited to hear Evan Shumeyko of OgilvyOne speak at the Bloomfire user conference because I’d heard secondhand all about the success they’ve had with Bloomfire. They improved engagement by 30 percent, increased user satisfaction by 75 percent, and saved $200,000 by switching from a competing product. He gave the example of a large client that worked with Ogilvy to create a commercial or ad campaign. Bloomfire gives OgilvyOne the opportunity to push relevant content to those customer-facing teams.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
    [Providers] How OgilvyOne Uses Bloomfire as a Curated Content Hub 
    Think about what content you can provide that will make their job easier. I was excited to hear Evan Shumeyko of OgilvyOne speak at the Bloomfire user conference because I’d heard secondhand all about the success they’ve had with Bloomfire. They improved engagement by 30 percent, increased user satisfaction by 75 percent, and saved $200,000 by switching from a competing product. He gave the example of a large client that worked with Ogilvy to create a commercial or ad campaign. Bloomfire gives OgilvyOne the opportunity to push relevant content to those customer-facing teams.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
    [Providers] How Millennials View Leadership
    Provide career coaching and mentorship opportunities customized to individuals. Forget titles. Millennials already consider themselves to be a leader in the workplace. While they may not have risen through the ranks to the C-suite – yet – the millennial generation is redefining what it means to be a leader in today’s workplace. According to the 2013 Millennial Leadership Survey conducted by The Hartford, 78 percent of millennials consider themselves to be a leader today. Leadership can be a vague term with various meanings and interpretations.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
    [Providers] Developing an Organization-wide Culture of Learning – Some Tactics
    Some organizations try to encourage learning by providing adequate training and learning infrastructure – Learning Material, Training Class Rooms, Trainers, Learning Management System , and pertinent content. We all learn best in a social environment and corporate learning should also provide the opportunity to learn with peers. The benefits of a strong learning culture are many. It is a proven fact that organizations where employees take pain to gain more knowledge, stay competitive and become better over the time. Space for learning. What’s in it for Learner?
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
    [Providers] Free report Continued Professional Development for teachers & #MOOC #CPD
    In this 34 page report she looks at a MOOC that was provided by UNESCO and partners to enhance CPD of teachers by using a particular MOOC aimed at that subject. The report provides an executive summary, describing the set-up, demographics, evaluation, lessons learned, and the pedagogical as well as financial value. It also provides a look into the approach to teaching and learning, design and development processes, various measures of success (more quantitative view and branding). We need flexible pricing to assist participants from emerging economies (8.4) 7.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Providers] Tips for Emphasizing the Design in Instructional Design
    At the 2015 Lectora® User Conference, Johnny Hamilton from Providence Health and Services spoke about this and shared tips—or design guidelines—for effective instructional design. Effective design in eLearning courses makes courses look professional, supports the learning process, and increases course production efficiency. Here are a few of the tips that Johnny shared for emphasizing the design in instructional design: • Display less than 120 words at once to focus on important content, reduce clutter on the page, and enhance readability and comprehension. Size fonts for readability.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Providers] 7 Steps to an Effective Serious Game or Gamification Implementation
    Offer incentives and/or provide sufficient motivation. Unless your learners are highly intrinsically motivated, we recommend providing prizes and rewards. Are you a do-it-yourselfer? When When it comes to serious games, ATD says you probably are. In an ATD survey conducted for its 2014 research report,  Playing to Win: Gamification and Serious Games in Organizational Learning  ( link ),   71% of organizations reported that they prefer to develop serious games in-house. 83% said they planned to develop gamification in-house.  I’d say that’s a confident group!
  • TALENTLMS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Providers] Why do Learners Drop Out of a Course?
    As a training provider for your organization, create a couple of “self-help” online courses for your trainees that are free. Despite the best laid plans, the loudest bells and whistles and the loftiest experts in your learning network, learners might enroll only to drop after the first two weeks. There is nothing more heartbreaking than to see the dropout rates of a seemingly perfect course rise above the horizon. In this article, we will uncover the “why” behind the drop-outs and the “how” to stall them to a complete stop. Did we create an unsettling feeling in you? There is hope.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Providers] Requirements Sample - Survey Tools
    The exercise also provides evidence that what we currently have doesn't meet our needs (if that is truly the case - I think part of the issue is my inexperience). - So how do survey tools fit in to the Learning Architecture? 1) You know those smile sheets? I have been working with our lead architect on a couple of survey projects. The first project captured self-reported application development skills. We've had a couple of projects this year where our in-house staff didn't have the skills needed for the new application. What are people accessing if they need to learn something?
  • LEARNDASH  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Providers] Finding Inspiration for Selling Courses
    Also, many course providers offer deep discounts (up to 90%) to get more students taking the course (and to provide the impression that the course is extremely popular). So you’ve decided that you want to sell courses, but you don’t know where to begin. To be honest, this is a common situations for many people. Should you start creating course content first, start building a website, or both? Do you need to create the content yourself, purchase the rights to content, or rely upon someone else to create it? Get Inspired. But how do you know your course will sell?
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Providers] Why are Today’s Salespeople so Unprepared?
    Salespeople tend to face a lot of the same challenges and questions from customers, but each time Tramonte provided a response to one staff member, they’d go along with their day without anyone else getting the benefit of the response. You have to provide them the resources and knowledge they need to go into those meetings armed with a better understanding of your prospect and what your product can do for them specifically. How often in the course of a week or a month do you answer the same question? Obviously, this isn’t efficient.  appeared first on Bloomfire.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Providers] Why are Today’s Salespeople so Unprepared?
    Salespeople tend to face a lot of the same challenges and questions from customers, but each time Tramonte provided a response to one staff member, they’d go along with their day without anyone else getting the benefit of the response. You have to provide them the resources and knowledge they need to go into those meetings armed with a better understanding of your prospect and what your product can do for them specifically. How often in the course of a week or a month do you answer the same question? Obviously, this isn’t efficient. Obviously, this isn’t efficient.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Providers] The Learning Styles Zombie
    Then, if the learner has trouble with that approach, provide help. It’s June, and June is Learning Styles month for the Debunker’s Club. Now, I’ve gone off on Learning Styles before ( here , here , here , and here ), but  it’s been a while, and they refuse to die. They’re like zombies, coming to eat your brain! Let’s be clear, it’s patently obvious learners differ. They differ in how they work, what they pay attention to, how they like to interact, and more. Er, no. There is no consistent evidence that adapting to learning styles works.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Providers] e-learning for social programs and community initiatives
    There are a lot of causes or issues in the world and we often see wonderful websites or resources that are beautifully presented to provide information related to a particular need. Interactive features  especially with contextual feedback – providing context-sensitive information really underscores the learning opportunity. Sequencing – providing content in a sequence allows you to guide someone through the content and build their understanding and skill in a stepped way. Consider Lifesaver , an interactive film. Here’s an example about recycling.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Providers] How Managers Add Value Part 1 Building Competence
    Alignment – With lower levels of competence the leader needs to provide the learner with the benefit of their experience. During this phase, the learner will be provided with specific guidance and receive feedback from the leader as she takes action on the specific direction. Typically, feedback provided from the leader is translated into increased accuracy and efficiency. Discussion between the leader and the learner is characterized by the learner providing insight to the leader on best practices that merit consideration.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Providers] Implementing Gamification? Consider These Tips
    Before launching wide-scale gamification efforts, provide information to stakeholders on emerging gamification implementations in organizations that have show business results. Team with experienced and “proven” providers of gamification paltforms and design to provide professional quality experiences for learners. Here are some tips for implementing gamification. Align. Align game and gamification tools, methods and content with curriculum content objectives. You should always be able to tie your gamification activities directly to learning outcomes. Inform. Prepare.
  • RAPID ELEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
    [Providers] 12 Websites for Free Vector Images Good for E-Learning
    Here are some tips on how to provide attribution in commercial projects  when you use free vector images. So there you go, a complete list of sites that provide free vector images that you can freely use in your presentations and elearning courses. Do a search for “free vector images” and you’ll find hundreds of sites that boast tens of thousands of free images. The problem is many of them are junk and not even worth your time. Besides, how many free vector images do you really need? Websites that Offer Free Vector Images. Freepik. Vecteezy. Pixeden. VectorBee.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015
    [Providers] The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals: 16 Golden Tips to Follow
    You can immediately provide them with links or relevant posts that can make their eLearning experience even more beneficial. 2. Provide immediate feedback and resources for your online learners. Thanks to the fact that you can create closed groups, providing immediate feedback for your learners has never been easier. You can help them to correct or positively reinforce learning behaviors to provide them with the best possible educational experience, without having to worry about embarrassing them by posting things in a public forum. It attracts new learners.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015
    [Providers] Keeping Social Care Real
    In this example, the airline has transitioned from reacting to customer complaints to using Twitter as a channel to provide service. To learn more, check out our eBook,  “Social Customer Care: How to Use Social Media to Improve Customer Support.”  It explores reasons for adding social care to your customer service programs and provides tips from industry experts on how to get there. To maintain a social care program, companies must manage and make sense of a sea of information that ebbs and flows by the minute. Legal and compliance issues can delay responses. But it absolutely is.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015
    [Providers] Keeping Social Care Real
    In this example, the airline has transitioned from reacting to customer complaints to using Twitter as a channel to provide service. To learn more, check out our eBook,  “Social Customer Care: How to Use Social Media to Improve Customer Support.”  It explores reasons for adding social care to your customer service programs and provides tips from industry experts on how to get there. To maintain a social care program, companies must manage and make sense of a sea of information that ebbs and flows by the minute. Legal and compliance issues can delay responses. But it absolutely is.
  • LAMBDA SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015
    [Providers] 5 Ways Moodle is Used for Healthcare
    Just as Moodle has seen adoption in the corporate world (from education), the open source learning management system has quickly gained popularity in the Healthcare sector.Used by hospitals such as the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin , and Clinical Difference ; Moodle has helped many in this industry increase the standard of care by providing healthcare professionals with consistent training. Moodle
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015
    [Providers] Kern Kelley & Michael Ruffini: ISTE 2015 Presenter Profiles
    He has presented at numerous international, regional, and state educational technology conferences, provided technology in-service workshops for teachers, and has published numerous articles on technology integration. For example, online resources such as TeacherTube, Khan Academy, and YouTube provide thousands of streaming educational video clips for teachers to use in their lessons. Continuing our series , we have two more educators to introduce! Both of these educators will also be presenting in our booth, 2500, at  ISTE 2015  this year. The Presenter Bio: Kern Kelley.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015
    [Providers] New and emerging technologies
    and should we be waiting until our learners adopt new technology or should we be leading the way as learning providers? I was interviewed recently by the team from Sponge UK in the beautiful gardens of Drake's Place, at Plymouth University. The video below is the result of that interview, in which I answer questions such as: what emerging technology trends have the greatest potential for learning? What tips you you have for people wanting to invest in emerging technology? Unported License. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015
    [Providers] Participant Statistics – Learning To Teach Online Plus by LearningCafe
    LearningCafe is augmenting the Learning To Teach Online (LTTO) MOOC to provide a contextualised learning experience for organisational Learning and Capability professionals. Learners who are completing the MOOC in groups will be provided with structure and support. This model is called MOOCsPlus. Here are some participant statistics. On June 22. Total Number for Participants for LTTO + = 102. Number of organisations involved = 51. Number of Participants from Organisations. participants or more = 5 organizations. 2 – 4 participants = 9 organizations.
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015
    [Providers] Pull, Don’t Push, Employee Learning
    learning culture is an organization that can provide relevant, useable and on-demand access to the knowledge and skills employees need to perform their jobs. It has become obvious to us that a fundamental shift needs to occur in the way senior managers think about how they provide knowledge and know-how to their workforce. * This post first appeared in The Business Thinker and The Knowledge Star Blog and is co-authored by David Grebow. The major change in business today is the rate of change. Now a new car model goes from idea to market in 24 months. Figure 1: Push vs. Pull.  .  .
  • OPENSESAME  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015
    [Providers] Forging Perfect Employees With eLearning
    The ubiquitous consistency that electronic classes provide yields better results from students. eLearning provides amazing intellectual results, comparable and even surpassing standard education. Instructor led training is costly and time consuming in today’s day and age. Not only are subject matter experts a financial burden to training departments, they take too much time to teach new employees the skills, rules and habits they need to develop in order to succeed in their roles. Showing the ropes” is now a term of the past. Left eLearning
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015
    [Providers] And in this corner: LMS and in the other corner – Learning Platform
    Here are numbers – and no, I’m not providing their specific names, except in some cases to identify some folks you may or may not recognize. Each fighter provides customers with more options than in the past. It’s time. Two equal fighters. One the former son of the reigning champ. The other, well, uh, the reigning champ.  Both hungry for the title.  Can there be only one? Of course, not, but this fight analogy is fun. They can both be successful and in fact, they already are. Before this battle begins, let’s take a look at each fighter. Wait, you say. 
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015
    [Providers] The next steps
    will miss them all, but in the final analysis, my own small input into their development as teachers will now be amplified through their own efforts to provide children with the best possible start in life. All good things come to an end. This term I say farewell to not one, but two groups of my student teachers. It has been quite a journey for all of us. The third year B.Ed (Hons) education students are leaving, and so are our fourth year students - the last cohort of an older 4 year programme. Each will have a number of secret weapons to use in their new careers. Unported License.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015
    [Providers] Must-Haves in Your eLearning Project Management Toolbox
    She provided us with lists of deliverables and reminded us to submit documents and requirements to the vendor. Guest blog post by Liz Sheffield. Liz Sheffield is a freelance writer with a background in training and development. She specializes in writing about everything related to the human side of business. About five years ago I was part of a project team responsible for an enterprise-wide implementation of a learning management system (LMS). As is true with most complex projects, we had a project manager, Mary, who was assigned to manage our 12-month project. An ability to laugh.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015
    [Providers] The 4 Biggest Fears About Online Learning and How to Overcome Them
    This will help your learners get comfortable with the format and provide them small successes along the way. In addition, provide technical support for your learners to help everyone get up to speed and stay there. The best approach is to address these fears head-on by providing learners with the knowledge and the tools they need to succeed. On this blog, I’ve mainly discussed attitudes about MOOCs and online learning from the perspective of trainers, managers, and others higher up in the organization. Fear of trying something new. How to overcome it. How to overcome it.
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015
    [Providers] Learning goes small, social, savvy
    The MOOC needed to provide essential and transformative training for the worldwide sales force and enable sales personnel to engage with customers and sell using Microsoft’s new cloud-based and mobile-focused strategy.”* The results were amazing – Microsoft’s global workforce was able to “discover one another” through joint participation on the MOOC as well demonstrate on-the-job impact by showing that knowledge gained through specific courses was then used to accomplish a goal that has value.**. SMAC – Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud – is in! The push era is gone.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
    [Providers] Why Work Out Loud? (for #wolweek)
    They can provide pointers to useful information, they can provide tips about what worked, and didn’t, for them, and they’re better prepared for what will be forthcoming. Why should one work out loud (aka Show Your Work )? Certainly, there are risks involved. You could be wrong. You could have to share a mistake. Others might steal your ideas.  So why would anyone want to be Working Out Loud ? Because the risks are trumped by the benefits. Working out loud is all about being transparent about what you’re doing. The benefits of these are multiple. Those risks?
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
    [Providers] BLP Launches “BLPCares” With a Summer of Giving Back 
    One of the things that attracted me to this company was its philosophy: Provide services that match client needs and client expectations. Allow me to introduce myself; I’m Madeline Burgher, a double major in Fine Art and Marketing from Anderson University with an exciting role this summer as the marketing intern at Bottom-Line Performance. I am passionate about creativity, innovation, building friendships, and giving back to the community. Operate with integrity and treat everyone with dignity and respect. Recognize our families as the reason we do what we do. Dayspring Game Design Day.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
    [Providers] How to Record a Mobile Device Using a Camera – TechSmith Tips
    We’ll be breaking down what equipment you’ll need, providing help in common problem areas, and hopefully suggesting a few cool techniques you hadn’t even considered. This week’s TechSmith Tip focuses on using a camera to record a mobile device. “Blasphemy!” ” cried the townspeople as they descended on TechSmith headquarters, pitchforks in hand. “Why would you use a camera to record a mobile device at a screen recording company!?” ” Well, consider this method a tool in a toolbox. Enjoy! Can’t see the embedded video? Watch it on YouTube.
  • TALENTLMS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
    [Providers] 6 eLearning lessons from Game of Thrones
    Your job as an eLearning training provider is not unlike that of Varys : you need to find the right information and you need to know how to present it (including knowing how to tell it in a way that pleases your target audience). Just ask Littlefinger ― he knows just how far providing entertainment can get you in King’s Landing. While everyone tries to overcome the shock from the fifth season’s finale ( no spoilers here ), we thought it would be a fun summer post to write about Game of Thrones’s (GoT) lessons as they apply to eLearning. Just like Tyrion.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
    [Providers] Twenty questions to ask when taking a brief
    But if you cannot respond to tight time constraints you will not be providing a useful service. As a learning professional, it’s absolutely vital when you’re taking a brief from a project sponsor that you ask the right questions and are persistent in making sure you get a clear and satisfactory answer. Here’s my list of essential questions: About the need 1. What goal is this intervention intended to support? It’s vital to identify the real underlying purpose of the proposed intervention. In the workplace, learning is usually just a means to an end. 2. Why are they not doing this now?
  • LAMBDA SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
    [Providers] OpenSesame Content Integration with Totara Learning Management Systems
    OpenSesame isn't a content provider, it is a content marketplace. Similar to the model of companies like Uber and Airbnb, they provide a venue for buyers and sellers to exchange and sell eLearning courses We are pleased to now have the capability to integrate content from OpenSesame into Totara LMS. In an industry where content development is a large pain point for organizations, OpenSesame opens the doors for Lambda Solutions to offer some amazing course content for customers. What does that mean exactly?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
    [Providers] Embrace Plan B
    And they’ve been great opportunities to engage around interesting topics, but also have provided some learning opportunities (ahem). Since they blamed it on weather (tho’ if the incoming flight had been on time, it might’ve gotten out in time to avoid the storm), they didn’t have any obligation to provide accommodation, but there were cots and blankets available. The past two weeks, I’ve been on the road (hence the paucity of posts). So two weeks ago I was visiting a client working on upping their learning game. This past week I spoke twice. Now what?
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
    [Providers] Add Departments to Organize Users within Locations
    However, our LMS provides portal administrators the option to further organize users into functional groups by creating a Department unit or ad-hoc User Group. This document provides step-by-step instructions on how to create a Department and manage user membership. All Latitude Learning LMS users are inherently grouped by basic profile assignments such as Role, Position and Organization unit (i.e. Company, Business Unit, Division, Location). It will also explain the main drivers and key functionality of this LMS feature, which may ease many of your daily administrative processe
  • KIRKPATRICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
    [Providers] Are You Harnessing the Full Potential of Level 2?
    In this quick tip, Stephanie Austin explains step by step how to use basic Excel functions to conduct very valuable statistical analyses that provide insight that you can act on immediately. You have a feeling that one of your training participants is not progressing well, but how do you know whether or not their poor in-class behavior will negatively impact their on-the-job performance? Read on to learn how to support your gut feelings with statistical evidence, even if you're not a math whiz
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
    [Providers] Top 10 Questions to Evaluate a Learning Culture
    Are managers monitoring learning progress and providing feedback; are they structuring opportunities to apply learning on the job; and holding direct reports accountable for results? Are managers helping their direct reports create an individualized learning plan linked to strategic goals of organization? Are managers coaching; are they partnering with direct reports to develop their capacity to achieve organizational goals? Are leaders mentoring; are they using their experience to advise new and less experienced employees on how to fulfill the functions of their jobs?
  • EFRONT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
    [Providers] Scaling with eLearning: How & Where to Grow
    For managers, multiple choice assessments provide clear guidelines as to what has or has not been learnt. Allow me to provide an example to illustrate this. Author bio: Jordan Bradley works for High Speed Training (HST) , a fully accredited specialist eLearning course provider based in the UK. You’ve already invested in eLearning, and you’re reaping the rewards. Or maybe you’re interested in why you should be investing in eLearning. Functional, engaging learning that can be revisited when convenient. Affordable, fully manageable in-house and adaptable. Example. Summary.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
    [Providers] A framework for content curation
    Leverage this opportunity by providing a mechanism by which anyone can contribute better content. In conversation at EduTECH earlier this month, Harold Jarche evoked George E. P. Box’s quote that “all models are wrong, but some are useful” Of course, the purpose of a model is to simplify a complex system so that something purposeful can be done within it. By definition, then, the model can only ever be an approximation of reality; by human error, furthermore, it won’t be as approximate as it could be. As the Chinese saying goes, “Tell me and I forget.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
    [Providers] Blended Learning
    Finally, if you find yourself being pushed for justify a blended learning option, then this posting ‘7 Top Blended Learning Benefits For Corporate Training’ from Litmos.com and by Christopher Pappas may be just what you are looking for, providing as is does a brief and concise outline under the following heading:- 1. Maybe its just coincidence, well of course it is, but this week seems to have been full of requests and postings coming my way on blended online learning. As you will I am sure know, if you have been through this one yourselves, it very soon gets complicated.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
    [Providers] What makes a good online learning experience?
    Providing a link to a resource (PDF, PPT, etc.) should should not be done even with face-to-face students (contextualise it, explain what it is and why they need it) and it’s even worse for learners at a distance: introduce each step and resources, explain what it is and why the student needs it, and provide an action to it (read, discuss, critique, analyse, share, etc.) to give it meaning. Do you provide alternatives? Is it possible to define the qualities of what makes a good online learning experience, or a good MOOC? Online, things are different.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
    [Providers] Wearables and xAPI
    Perhaps it’s using motion tracking to provide insights on their physical performance. This might ensure not only high productivity, but also provide feedback on techniques that may prevent repetitive strain injuries. There might also be sensors that provide insight on their physical responses – heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, etc. There are also gadgets that capture data and transmit wirelessly via bluetooth, which generates data and could provide an opportunity for trend analysis.” Part 2: Wearables and behaviour change. Which ones?
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
    [Providers] Learning preferences? Yes. Learning styles? These resources say no go.
    It provides a whole load of useful tips for learners, teachers and […]. Every learner is different but not because of their learning styles — from clive-shepherd.blogspot.com by Clive Sheperd Excerpt: I’ve been reading Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter Brown and Henry Roediger (Harvard University Press, 2014). What a great book!
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
    [Providers] 8 Things You Must Never Do with Graphics in PowerPoint
    When graphics are used correctly, they’re a powerful tool for conveying a message, because they are both visually appealing and can provide context to a message quicker then text. As a general rule of thumb, keep the text size and image even with white space to provide an even framing. Adjusting an image’s color in PowerPoint is easy and provides an instant punch of cohesiveness and interest. It helps even out your picture and ensures you’re providing a balanced image. Pictures of people provide the most power! Honey I Shrunk the Picture. Too big!
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
    [Providers] TOGAF - Requirement Types
    One for the Presentation tool, one for the upload tool, and one for the web server The sections separating out the different components will then be further broken down into Features - or the collection of "logically-related" functional requirements that provides a capability so the user can do what he/she needs to do and to help satisfy a business objective. To do this requires a system. Your system should be built based on requirements. Image from National Association of Women in Construction. -- Karl E. We are going to use purchasing a new presentation development tool as an example.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
    [Providers] How Social Media Has Forever Changed Customer Service
    For customers who are frustrated with unending transfers, social media provides access across multiple lines of businesses. But their perception is different than their customers,” said Shep Hyken, an international customer service consultant and speaker. “We do surveys all the time where the clients tell us they’re providing great service. If you’re not creating an environment where customer support teams are empowered and armed to provide great service, you’ll be hearing about it social channels. They also enjoy a 5.6 percent increase in first- contact resolutions, a 6.5
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
    [Providers] Assemble Ad Hoc User Groups to Organize Learners in the LMS
    However, our LMS provides portal administrators the option to further organize users into functional groups by creating a Department unit or ad-hoc User Group. This document provides step-by-step instructions on how to create a User Group and manage employee membership. All Latitude Learning LMS users are inherently grouped by basic profile assignments such as Role, Position and Organization unit (i.e. Company, Business Unit, Division, Location).
  • JPL LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
    [Providers] Uniting Marketing and Training for a Successful Launch
    Aflac is the United States’ largest provider of supplemental insurance, and one of the nation’s most recognizable brands. Marketers and training leaders share an important goal: to create a great customer experience. And when the two work together: Content creation becomes easier. Branding becomes more effective. Efficiencies arise from shared knowledge and resources. Messaging falls into sync. This collaboration is especially important during new product launches. Unfortunately, only 38 percent of sales reps receive formal training for launches. Here are three examples.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
    [Providers] 5 Reasons your Charity Must use eLearning
    Providing aid to those who the charity supports is the primary investment objective of any charity. Charity successfully using eLearning on a budget: Brandon Trust , a charity which provides services for individuals with learning difficulties and autism, received a Silver Award for Best Use of Resources at the Charity Learning Awards 2014. With your own LMS , you’re able to control content and quickly create new training or repurpose existing training to quickly provide your workforce with the specific training they need. Reasons your Charity Must use eLearning. Summary.
  • GEENIO  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
    [Providers] Multiple Choice Questions: Getting Them Right
    Whenever possible, examples with commentary are also provided. Multiple choice questions are considered to be the question type with the widest possible range of applications, as they are well suited for testing almost any degree of understanding. This question type works equally well whether you need to test for knowledge retention, application of newly acquired knowledge, or the ability to analyze new contexts. Due to this (and a number of other factors), multiple choice questions are the leading question type both in the corporate and in the academic sector. Do not despair though.
  • STOATLY DIFFERENT  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
    [Providers] The Top 5 Articles from the #LearnxAPI MOOC
    And then he jumped onto the MOOC to provide answers to everyone’s questions and comments. As we look back on the MOOC that was #LearnxAPI , so we begin to understand what content worked best for our audience. So join me in this #xAPI link-bait article to see the five most popular articles on the MOOC, based on user interaction (that is views + comments + votes as recorded using xAPI, of course): 5. xAPi in Action. I get carried away in this video; at one point my hands appear to act independently of my body. An oldie, but a goodie. plugin/show?list=ghi&layout=full&show_header=true&show_author=true&show_tools=true&show_sharing=true&per_page=25′></script><div
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