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  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning Art and Design Tips for the Non-Designer (Part 1)
    It’s great because all the graphic treatment is provided. 'So you want to develop an eLearning course huh? But you are not a graphic designer, and need some tips on eLearning Art and Design to get you started? Let me introduce to you a three-part series on eLearning Art and Design tips for the non-designer that may be of some help. Sound good? Okay, first let’s start learning about elements for creating good slides. Elements for Creating Good Slides. Create Ideas, Not Slides. Simple is always better than overcrowding. ” These are effective questions to be asking.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
    [Providers] Meet Amelia: the computer that’s after your job [Curtis]
    … Amelia has already been trialled within a number of Fortune 1000 companies, in areas such as manning technology help desks, procurement processing, financial trading operations support and providing expert advice for field engineers. 'Excerpt:  “Amelia, on the other hand, started out not with the intention of winning Jeopardy, but with the pure intention of answering the question posed by Alan Turing in 1950 – can machines think?” How should our curricula change/adapt to these trends? How should employees reinvent themselves and protect their futures?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
    [Providers] Types and proportions of learning activities?
    You need to process the models to help them be comprehended, and use them in context to make decisions with the consequences providing feedback. 'I’ve been on quite the roll of late, calling out some bad practices and calling for learning science. And it occurs to me that there could be some pushback. So let me be clear, I strongly suggest that the types of learning that are needed are not info dump and knowledge test,  by and large. What does that mean? Let’s break it down. There are times when fact remembering is needed, such as medical vocabulary (my go-to example).
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
    [Providers] Snagit speaks German! Do you?
    We wanted to provide a complete and authentic experience so we didn’t stop at simply translating the user interface. 'Today is an exciting day for our German speaking customers. We are releasing Snagit 12 and Snagit for Mac 3 in German! How do you say screen-capture in German? Bildschirmaufnahme! And what about recording area? Aufnahmebereich! That’s pretty easy, am I right? This is the first release of the German Snagit 12, which follows the long tradition of having a translated windows version all the way back to 2002 when we released Snagit 6.1. Can’t see the video?
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
    [Providers] The Four Stages of Learning
    They can be useful in mentoring new members or providing guidance. 'I recently had an interesting conversation about life and how life lessons occur in stages. We compared it to learning to ride a bike. It was so difficult to learn, yet now you find it so easy you’ve forgotten how you learned it in the first place. It got me thinking about what those stages actually are. It turns out I’m not the first one to theorize about this.  Technically, the term is “Four Stages of Competence” and was originally established by Gordon Training International in the 70s. 2)      Conscious Incompetence.
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Providers] A ship without sails: Why single source is integral to blended learning
    Mobile workers and a decentralized office environment provide the impetus for online tools that support on-demand learning and social sharing, while instructors can facilitate training in more traditional scenarios that provide hands-on activities. The objective is to engage the workforce by accommodating different learning styles using a learning management system that tracks performance to provide measurable outcomes. 'What''s your reaction when you hear about climate change? Is it a predictor of worldwide Armageddon? But, global ecology isn''t the focus here.
  • LEARNDASH  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Providers] 8 EdTech Trends You Should Know
    Free online courses as a result of massive open online courses (or “MOOCs”) provide additional learning opportunities that supplement regular coursework. 'Education technology (EdTech) is evolving at an incredible pace. There are constantly new apps and programs being developed – all of which with their own unique benefit. For those of you who are new to the concept of EdTech, it is a pretty broad concept, covering the use of technology like tablets, apps, web tools, social media, and more to improve learning. Social media networks in the classroom. ed tech
  • EASYGENERATOR  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Providers] Easygenerator’s new Feature: Content items
    This blog series will provide a short introduction of each of the functionalities with a video of the feature. 'Introduction. Every 8 weeks, easygenerator updates its cloud based authoring tool with new functionality. Content Items. In easygenerator you can add stand-alone content and information, but this should be done with caution. It is important to add only the necessary information to a course. However, in most cases, it’s better to add content directly to a question which ties to learning objectives. Learning e-Learning Software Easygenerator
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Providers] Everything Connects
    This book is a good reminder about what is important in life and provides some new ways of putting things in perspective. 'A valuable practice advocated by the authors of Everything Connects is the art and craft of blueprinting, centred on the practice of decision mapping. As you map decision after decision – and perhaps finding yourself making mistake after mistake – you’ll begin to recognize the elements of your identity, your various strategies, and the assets you’re drawing upon for a given decision. ecosystem. The media you consume. The people you see.
  • TALENTLMS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Providers] 8 Must-Read Articles About mLearning
    The author gives us an insight to how and why education games on mobile devices are working wonders when it comes to engaging learners and providing effective learning. Here’s a great insight to developing mLearning by California’s Merced Union Highschool Districts and Lake Washington Highschool District that not only provided students with opportunity to use mLearning but also took advantage of mobile technology to engage students. 'If you ask eLearning specialists about the future of online education, most of them will point to mobile learning. And they made it work.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Providers] Building a Middle School Flipped Classroom
    Rather grades marked on a page, there would be constant feedback provided to every student that is specific to his/her successes and failures. 'This is a guest post by Adam Coulter Johnson, math teacher in Birmingham, Ala. for the quarterly newsletter, The Learning Lounge. teach math, and it may come as a surprise that I am not a detail-oriented person. Nor am I much for linear thinking. am rather scattered on most days and tend to have a thousand tasks going at any given moment. In my ideal classroom I would not spend my time writing lesson plans or grading papers. To be fair, I agree.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Providers] So you want to create a learning game?
    The link I provided goes to App Store. 'I’m teaching a g ame design course online  with Karl Kapp that begins next week. There is a lot of interest from instructional designers, teachers, and sundry others in designing learning games. This, of course, is heartening to me since I am a major proponent in the use of games as a learning tool. Part of what we discuss in this course (and every course we do on game design) is the importance of playing and evaluating lots of games as part of learning to become a game designer. Apps are easy to find. Some are better than others.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Providers] Five ingredients for compliance e-learning excellence
    What e-learning should be used for is providing realistic ways for learners to practice the desired behaviours and providing the minimum viable knowledge to do this. 'Last week I had the privilege of judging the e-learning awards (obviously my lips are sealed as to who the winners are until the awards dinner). Naturally some of the entries had other ingredients that made them sparkle in other ways, but here I can share five themes that many of the short-listed entries had in common. Focus on behaviours not policies. Make the learning part of a campaign. Pre-test. Use role filters.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
    [Providers] Predictive Analytics: Anticipating Your Next Move by Steve Foreman
    Analytics provide boundless opportunities. 'When you really think about it, it is strange that businesses continue to rely on learning metrics that merely indicate whether an. individual completed and passed, completed and failed, or did not complete training. for us to collect and use much more meaningful data. Here is the basic information you need in order to get started! Emerging Topics Instructional Design Management Measurement Professional Development
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
    [Providers] It's All About the Candidate Experience
    On Friday, September 19 th , I had the pleasure of attending the first-ever Candidate Experience Symposium , organized by the Talent Board, with sponsors from the talent acquisition solution provider industry. 'The last two weeks have been all about the candidate experience for me. They announced the 62 US winners of the North American Candidate Experience Awards (or CandEs)—for the full listing, see this link. And a special congratulations to those twelve organizations that won with distinction, designated by an asterisk. what would they really like to do) and their lives (e.g.,
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
    [Providers] Temps Are People, Too
    Being temporary means that it is all that much more urgent to provide these opportunities. 'Temps, independent contractors, contingent workers, and free-lancers have become a critical segment of the post-recession workforce. Many companies depend on short-term and part-time workers for their success. They are not movie extras any longer; now they have starring roles. Steven Greenhouse, writing for the New York Times Upshot column describes the situation this way: The work of temping has changed vastly — today 42 percent of temporary workers labor in light industry or warehouses.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Providers] Review of Clark Quinn’s New Book: Revolutionize Learning and Development: Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age.
    We learned how to overcome our tendency to forget by providing ourselves with informational sources, including such things as reference materials, job aids, and performance support. Our tendency to focus on providing knowledge keeps us from focusing on decision-making and task competency. One of the key things we do wrong is provide insufficient practice. 'One of my favorite people in the workplace-learning space is Clark Quinn. Smart, passionate, and research-based, Clark has been consulting on learning and learning technology for decades. We commiserate frequently.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Providers] The next generation of learning technologies [via Stephen Downes]
    Our application, which launches in a limited beta September 30, provides individual learners with the tools and support necessary to access learning from any number of providers – not just educational institutions, but also their friends and mentors, their current and future employers, community and social programmes, and much more. Built on current and evolving learning technology standards, it provides access to MOOCs, to traditional learning management systems, to stand-alone courses and software, and even to the world of the Internet of things.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Providers] #PhD: importance of personalisation in #qualitative research
    ensure each document, communication, or research instrument was written in a personalized way (this is not always easy, but it turned out to be definitely worthwhile) providing a course recognizable unique identifier for each participant, creating a visible link between a number and the course (the unique identifier is a number used to anonymise participant data) address each participant with the first name they provided in the informed consent. After having taken a look at the courses, I took another look at my research instruments (the provided learning logs in particular).
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Providers] In two minds
    In this series I''m providing a brief overview of each theory, and how each can be applied in education. Giving children pictures and words in combination can provide them with the best chances to learn concepts. 'This is number 32 in my series on learning theories. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. Previous posts in this series are all linked below. My last post explored the work of Seymour Papert and his theory of learning by making , also known as constructionism. Reference Paivio, A.
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Providers] Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb
    An employer has the fiduciary responsibility to employees to provide the learning, development and training required for them to successfully perform in their current role. If it’s a requirement for their existing role, it’s IBM’s fiduciary responsibility to the employee to provide such development. 'I read with disdain about IBM’s dubious plan to reduce the pay of some of its workers by 10 percent in order for them to improve their skills. Patrick Thibodeau of Computerworld reported the finding on September 15, 2014. employees. It’s appalling.
  • SHIFT ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Providers] A Simple Guide to Creating Your First eLearning Storyboard
    Storyboards provide many benefits, of which these are just a few: Sequence instruction and show how different elements relate and fit together; Generate a clear plan for project management; Make sure you, clients, and team members are all on the same page; Document changes and previous ideas 'What to know before you start: Don''t begin an eLearning course without a clear path in mind; like any other effort, planning is key. For that purpose, a storyboard can come in very handy. What''s a storyboard? Start reading these helpful articles: Storytelling Basics for eLearning by Jane Bozarth.
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Providers] Connected Learning Design Principles
    These principles provide terrific quality markers for learning environments as well. Having a culture of learning that provides just-in-time resources and lots of social support makes a difference in terms of how much people learn in the work. While I don’t believe that, I certainly endorse the idea that work challenges provide great opportunity for learning – many people will tell you that the projects they struggled with are some of the most developmental. ” (Ito et al, reference below.). For more, see p. 81 of the report). Craig Watkins.
  • TALENTLMS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Providers] 9 Strategies To Maximize Your E-Learning Outcome
    However, in order to gain the most from the implementation of online training the LMS should be focused on providing for the needs of the faculty and learners who will be using it. Not to mention, further customizations can be made which utilizes the LMS to its full potential and provides for the organization’s needs. For example, instructors can design specific exercises which provide the opportunity for learners to suggest lesson plans, course materials, and other types of input, which could prove to be beneficial to the overall outcome of the online course and other learners.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Providers] ELC 019: Shifting To Learning Environments
    These have the potential for providing a rich and broad learning experience. These have the potential for providing a rich and broad learning experience. 'Find out how to design a learning environment to fulfill a specific need. Post from: The eLearning Coach ELC 019: Shifting To Learning Environments. Find out how to design a learning environment to fulfill a specific need. Podcasts
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Providers] eBook Platform Accessibility
    understand that, to provide a ‘true’ eBook experience, like you would get from an ePub or MOBI scalable file on an eReader or in an eReader software, would mean (probably) making the file itself available. Academic eBooks are files, often PDFs, loaded to a proprietary piece of software that controls access, printing, searching, etc. In this software you can view the whole book page inside their ‘skin’ which enables searches, thumbnails, chapter links, etc. When viewed on a desktop this is clunky, at best, but workable. . This is an awful user experience.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Providers] Learning, making and powerful ideas
    I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. 'This is number 31 in my series on learning theories. Previous posts in this series are all linked below. My last post explored Donald Norman''s ideas around perception and the design of every day objects. In this post, the work of Seymour Papert will feature, especially his work on learning through making, also known as constructionism. By contrast, when a child learns to program, the process of learning is transformed. questions.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Providers] EDUCAUSE 2014: Engaging with Video – How We Flip, Blend, and Provide Distance Learning
    Presentation : Engaging with Video – How We Flip, Blend, and Provide Distance Learning. Read the previous Presenter Profile:  EDUCAUSE 2014: Active Learning is Where it’s at >> The post EDUCAUSE 2014: Engaging with Video – How We Flip, Blend, and Provide Distance Learning appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. 'EDUCAUSE is an annual conference where higher education, tech-savvy professionals can meet to network and learn from each other to help boost education success. Be sure to visit us at booth #331 and view our full presentation schedule here !
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Providers] Track Course Completions for Free Using Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer
    Using the Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer, you can capture student scores and question-and-answer specifics, which can provide insight into your learners’ performance in the course. The answer the student provided. Adobe provides scripts (PHP files) that work as-is with the Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer. If you’re unsure about what this all means, talk to your IT department or web hosting provider. It will store your course results and contain a hierarchy of folders based on the information provided in these fields. Total score. That’s it!
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Providers] Engaging Knowledge Artisans
    Providing better tools and developing individual skills only address part of the needs of the digital workplace. Only providing digital tools and teaching people how to use them is not enough. 'Every organization today is trying to address the changing nature of work, driven by rapid technological change, and made more complex by global changes in economics, politics, and resources. Simultaneously we are seeing rapid advances in all the sciences and their intersections. But what about our structures that organize how people work together? Pattern sensing becomes all important.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Providers] Fuse Application Plus More…For Genealogy
    Also the photo from the cemetery was cropped and added to provide documentation for her husband. 'For many years now I have had a burning passion for genealogy, investigating and finding my ancestors. have done family history research in libraries, research facilities and cemeteries. Earlier this spring I started my career with TechSmith and was assigned to the Fuse team as a Software Test Specialist. The more I have worked with Fuse, the more enamored I have become with it. This template allows me to include pictures of my ancestors to enhance the presentation of their details. 
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Providers] New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better
    They can: Provide engaging learning challenges. Provide rapid feedback. Provide real-time data about individual and group performance. Teeays is a new service that provides on-demand TAs for online courses, giving MOOC learners access to timely in-person support. Although these tools were developed for the education space and primarily support courses from the major MOOC providers, they are excellent models for how companies can increase interaction in training MOOCs. And the critics were right. However, that is no longer what MOOCs look like.
  • EFRONT  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Providers] The 7 most important LMS features to support Synchronous Learning
    Advanced LMS platforms provide this capability built-in, to others you can add it through an add-on, or even use an external, third-party tool. As for the software side, if your LMS doesn’t provide such a capability, you can take advantage of third-party services like Skype or Google Hangouts, for a simple but effective tele-conference setup. For one, it requires no extra peripherals and setup, and is very easy to provide through an LMS platform. Besides take-at-your-own-pace tests, an LMS platform can also provide scheduled, time limited exams. 2) Webcasts.
  • TALENTLMS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Providers] TalentLMS Keeps You In The Loop With Notifications
    It, of course, also allows for custom messages, and even provides several “tags” (symbolic names) that our system automatically fills-in based on the given context. To help you keep track of your Notifications, TalentLMS’s notification management interface also provides a historical listing (or log) of notifications send, as well as a view of any pending notifications. 'Whether working in a traditional educational setting or through e-learning, there are lots of information you have to keep up with. There is a feature that will help you out! How does it work?
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Providers] e-Learning Approaches for Healthcare: Is it just about creating awareness?
    The built-in interactivities garner learner attention as well as provide a practice-run for actual real-life situations that they often face – at home and school and at the healthcare facility. 'The popularity and success of e-learning has reached unprecedented heights. It transcends the boundaries of different industries and audience profiles. In healthcare too, e-learning initiatives have been successful in creating impactful learning experiences for medical practitioners – using high-end technologies like 3D animations and virtual simulations.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Providers] In Serious Games, Analytics Are Everything! by Andrew Hughes
    Analytics provides the development team with actionable insights for improving results. 'Learning analytics—the measurement, compilation, and analysis of data for the purpose of optimizing learning outcomes—is an important part of serious game development. Here are three basic methods that game developers can use to begin collecting data! Emerging Topics Games & Learning Immersive Learning Management Measurement
  • MANAGING ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Providers] Taxonomy 101 from an Association Learning Technology Perspective
    The capability to add facets is crucial to providing speedy and useful answers to these types of inquiries. This can help shape user expectations and provide useful feedback on relatedness of various terms. 'Professional associations have a mandate to present and offer well-organized content and information to their communities of members and practitioners, but the process of creating and maintaining informational schemes that are relevant to end users doesn’t always overlap with designing to meet basic administrative needs. Most groups are aware of these issues.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Providers] Design like a pro
    The Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center is compiling research to provide guidance about learning if you want a fuller scientific treatment. 'In other fields of endeavors, there is a science behind the approaches. In civil engineering, it’s the properties of materials. In aviation, it’s aeronautical engineering. In medicine, it’s medical science. If you’re going to be a professional in your field, you have to know the science. So, two questions: is there a science of learning, and is it used. The answers appear to be yes and no. And that’s not professional.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Providers] #PhD qualitative versus quantitative #research: trials and tribulations
    Granted, xAPI provides some self-reported informal learning diaries. This of course provides a solid rationale for my research: getting a blueprint of how people learn in an online teaching environment. really want people to get a positive feeling from sharing their experiences, and in turn use their experience to provide guidelines to new learners, as well as insights to course facilitators and teachers. 'Why did not I simply stick to quantitative data, the beauty of numbers in simple, straight forward formulas ?!! That scream of despair kept me awake at night for weeks.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Providers] Design for life
    I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. 'This is number 30 in my series on learning theories. Previous posts in this series are all linked below. My most recent post examined Stanley Milgram''s experiments on obedience to authority and their application in education. In this post, I explore Donald Norman''s ideas around the design of every day objects. This should not so much be considered as a theory, but is a useful perspective on design and human perception. Unported License.
  • LEARNDASH  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Providers] 2 Critical Components of Selling Courses
    Your customers will also provide you actionable feedback on potential update ideas, as well as notify you of any quirks in the course design, text, or functionality. 'Selling an online course is a lot easier than you may think , but there is also a misconception that all you have to do is create a course one-time and begin collecting payments. While this is true to some extent, your job is not done when the course starts selling. In fact, quite the opposite! Customer service. If you fail to take care of these two items, then you will not be in business for very long.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Providers] E-Learning Jargon: What you might think it is.well…
    Don”t fall for the trap that someone has been doing e-learning since 93 or less, because what they are actually stipulating is that they provided CBT and whatever at that point. . The term does not apply to anyone who provides training in the B2B or B2C space, IMO (In my opinion), rather it focused on internal training or learning.   'As many of you are aware the e-learning world is well known for its jargon.  In turn it is this jargon that can create confusion and misunderstanding not only for newbies into the space but also for hardened veterans. Gamification and Gaming.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Providers] Peer Instruction and Clickers
    but the ability to question, query, and engage the class in critical discourse, and provide the opportunity for learning through directed peer instruction. 'A trip up the motorway this week and I was in Manchester for the Turning Technologies User Conference. had high hopes for the day but was also prepared to be disappointed (sorry) as these events are often really only people talking about what they, and others, already do … and I’ve heard a great deal about TurningPoint and the uses of clickers in classrooms before. Thankfully, I was disappointed. Amazing!
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Providers] Deliberately Developmental Organizations
    In the August issue of Harvard Business Review in an article titled, “ Making Business Personal ”, Robert Kegan , Lisa Lahey, Andy Fleming, and Matthew Miller ask this question and provide evidence that the answer can be “yes”. 'Can companies link a high level of business success to the personal growth of every employee? The problem, as they define it, is misdirected energy. We believe this is the single biggest cause of wasted resources in nearly every company today. agree with this analysis. People waste much time and energy on “looking good”. This attitude of leaders is not a given.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Providers] Answering Some Questions about Serious Games
    One advantage of serious games is they provide two things most traditional instruction does not. Research can only provide evidence to support hypothesis or ideas but can’t prove something. 'The other day I got an email asking me some questions about serious games. Here are the questions and my answers. 1) What are the advantages of serious games? The first is the acceptance of failure and second is the encouragement of replayability. So they only focus on one thing, getting the right answer, not necessarily learning the content. There are always confounding variables.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Providers] Challenge Two – #LearningLive Inspire session #mlearning
    'As mentioned in my previous post I’ve recently spoken at Learning Live on the subject of ‘mobile learning’ Whilst I appreciate that many people attend conferences to gain an insight into the ‘ethereal’ and strategic thinking of others, I’m a big fan of providing people with what I call Monday morning quick wins, ideas and activities that can be put into effect the Monday morning after a conference with no need for business cases, project charters, sign offs, or IT involvement. In order to help achieve this I offered two challenges to the attendees.
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
    [Providers] Reports: Course Enrollments
    This report provides enrollment data for one specified course across the entire LMS based on a specific date range, listing all users with transcript activity for that course 'Have you ever been caught off guard by the output of the Course Enrollments report? Not quite sure what filter criteria to use to achieve the desired results? This step-by-step guide will walk you through each option.
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
    [Providers] How do I use Course Enrollment Reports?
    This report provides enrollment data for one specified course across the entire LMS based on a specific date range, listing all users with transcript activity for that course 'Have you ever been caught off guard by the output of the Course Enrollments report? Not quite sure what filter criteria to use to achieve the desired results? This step-by-step guide will walk you through each option.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Providers] Flipping the Classroom: In Germany!
    All videos use a uniform, easy-to-follow structure, and provide “Introduction,” “General Information,” and “Assignments” sections for the students. Each video provides a commenting feature so that students can ask additional questions. Both want to provide their students with a modern and motivating approach to mathematics. 'Learning models like the “Flipped Classroom“ and “Inverted Classroom“ have been popular concepts in the English-speaking world. However, only a few universities in Germany are currently implementing this form of blended learning. Our Basic Concept.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    [Providers] A Leader’s Lifestyle Part 4
    Pick the right path and providence will conspire to lift you tenfold. 'This final installment on the success factors to effective leadership speaks to professional transformation. Once you have balanced yourself physiologically, having then planned for the interpersonal impact you desire, it’s now time for the capstone — for a new you. It is time to integrate purpose, growth and service into your life. Transformation: relevant change in form, appearance, nature or character. Unlike many others, the profession of leader is full-time, full-service and high energy. Personal Growth 1.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] Writing & Grammar: Confusing Words for 500
    Special thanks to  Alan Sloan ,  David Pitts , and  Karyn Smith  for providing the name of the comedian(s). 'by Jennie Ruby    This week we examine two of my pet peeves--the confusion of  appraise  and  apprise  and the confusion of  flesh out  and  flush out. And some other bonus words may appear in the problem sentences! To appraise something is to estimate its value: I need to have my used car  appraised  before I decide on a selling price. The dog scared the birds, causing them to  flush.
  • SHIFT ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] The 6 Laws of Learning No Instructional Designer Can Afford to Ignore
    As an eLearning designer, you need to provide multiple opportunities for students to go over the material. 'Today it is almost more likely to find companies pursuing eLearning than it is the traditional course in education. This makes good designers of eLearning programs a necessity. As a designer, you want to be able to stand out from the crowd and become known not as simply a good designer, but as a great one. You want your students to be able to learn and to see that they are progressing and you want to be sought out for your knowledge and skill in designing. 1) Law of Readiness.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] Bloomfire Speeds Employee Onboarding and Training for Research & Consulting Firm
    But according to Gwenn Bezard, partner and co-founder of Aite, the solutions were too complex and required more support than the research firm could provide. Aite Group selected Bloomfire for its ability to provide an all-in-one solution that was affordable and easy for all employees to quickly create and share content, without a lot of IT support or additional software investments. For instance, when we recently upgraded the way we use Salesforce, we used Bloomfire to document all the changes and provided how-to instructions and training manuals to employees.”. The Search.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] ‘Tis the Season…for High Tech Announcements
    'While too soon for the holidays and just post-back-to-school frenzies for many, it is indeed the season for new and interesting product developments from the HR software providers. The timing for new tech product announcements has gravitated to the fall because of the predominance of the HR Tech conference (Las Vegas, October 7-10 this year) as a two-ton gorilla for providers of solutions to the HR market. But talent suite providers have been busy as well, increasing the metrics and the ability to actually analyze employee and trend data. And the learning part?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] High-Impact Talent Acquisition: The Big Reveal
    Two times more influential than the remaining performance drivers, the development of robust candidate pools should be top of mind for recruiters, as they are tasked with providing “just-in-time” candidates, as well as talent solutions for the future. 'Today is an exciting day as we published the first-ever Bersin by Deloitte Talent Acquisition Maturity Model and the key findings from our High-Impact Talent Acquisition (HITA) study! However, the TA function is highly dynamic with multiple types of employees (e.g., one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work.
  • THE ELEARNING NOMAD  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Boost your participation rates in your online course!
    They talk about the language used, asking open questions, asking for the rationale behind the responses, asking about the specifics instead of generics, asking direct questions, using the active voice, providing context, being provocative, etc. 'Are your forums barely used? Do some people post but no-one replies? Are your learners not interested in contributing to the tasks? Do they just read the resources and leave again? Are they hardly logging in at all? Low participation is not inherent to your target group. Here is how…. Depending on the audience, this might work. Often it doesn’t.
  • LEARNDASH  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] The Explosive Growth of ELearning
    It’s estimated that over 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies now use elearning to provide training or instruction to their employees during regular working hours, and that number is expected to grow to almost universality in the near future. 'ELearning has been enjoying unprecedented growth in the last decade, and that growth is expected to accelerate for the foreseeable future. Analysts have estimated that elearning accounted for over $27 billion in 2009, and has risen to over $50 billion in 2014. Not Just For Education. Businesses Increasingly Rely on ELearning. elearning
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Self-determination at work
    The basis of this is self-determination theory , which I think provides a clearer understanding of motivation at work, and from which the following image comes from. 'There’s a common saying that entrepreneurs should work on the business, and not in the business. It makes sense to stay above the day-to-day details in order to help steer the business. Perhaps it’s time to think of all businesses as networks of entrepreneurs. Everyone should be working on the business. As Peter Drucker said, “Nothing is less productive than doing what should not be done at all”.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] 10 Must-Know Features for Articulate Storyline 2
    These new animations provide a ton of flexibility and options to change how an object appears or disappears in your course. 'Good news! Articulate released their newest eLearning authoring tool, Storyline 2. Along with the news, Articulate Storyline 2 has some great new features you should know about. Wouldn’t it be nice to know all the must-know features of Articulate Storyline 2? think so too! This post will cover ten must-know new features of Storyline 2 that every eLearning developer should know. Hope you enjoy this list and enjoy the new Storyline 2! More Interactive Controls.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Ask The Experts: Deirdre Reid
    Reid: I think the main issue hasn’t differed from five years ago, and that’s really providing value and being relevant. And I think that’s a bigger challenge to associations to identify, “What are those skills and how can we provide that?” Like, you’re saying that too, they’re in the education business as well: educating members on industry changing, personal development, providing opportunities for growth. 'Jack McGrath: Hi and welcome to another in our series Ask the Experts. Deirdre, welcome and thank you. Deirdre Reid: Thank you. McGrath: Couple of questions for you.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Learning in 2024 #LRN2024
    The cognitive augmentation that digital technology provides, available whenever and wherever you are clearly has benefits, and it’s not courses! Ideally, it would look like an ‘always on’ mentoring solution, so the experience is that of someone always with you to watch your performance and provide just the right guidance to help you perform in the moment and develop you over time. 'The eLearning Guild is celebrating it’s 10th year, and is using the opportunity to reflect on what learning will look like 10 years from now. For which we should apologize!
  • TALENTLMS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] 11 Resources On Tin Can API You Must Read
    Article explains why Tin Can experience is important not only to LMS providers but also Instructional Designers and how they can prepare for the future. 'Tin Can API has been one of the biggest buzzwords for the last several months in e-Learning community and it’s unlikely that anyone who’s interested in eLearning haven’t (even faintly) heard about it. If you don’t want to dig through hundreds of articles or are still unsure if Tin Can API is the thing, we’re sharing a list of 10 articles that you need to read to understand what all the buzz is about.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] How MOOCs Can Solve Common Training Problems
    On one hand, it is becoming ever more necessary for companies to provide training, especially for recent college graduates: according to a Gallup survey , only 11% of business leaders believe that college graduates are adequately prepared to succeed in the workplace. This article addresses three common problems found in training and discusses how MOOCs provide solutions to these problems. One of the major implications of this myth, according to Salas, is that organizations don’t provide employees with enough opportunities to practice and apply the new skills they have acquired.
  • EFRONT  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] eFrontPro goes BETA
    With a firm belief that good reporting is crucial in managing an e-learning environment, we went ahead and revamped our reporting tools to provide more clarity and easy access to key information, including a whole new filtering system so that you can see just what you need. With eFrontPro we provide all the tools you need to manage a blended learning environment of both your online and offline training programs. We have made it really easy to provide feedback. And today we have some important news about it to share! That doesn’t mean we rested on our laurels.
  • SHIFT ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] Decoding the DNA of an eLearning Course: 5 Essential Instructional Elements
    When provided with feedback, learners usually try to correct mistakes and eliminate errors accordingly. 'Let''s make a memory exercise and remember biology class. What is a cell? The cell is the basic unit of every living being whether human, animal or plant. We could say that the cell is the beginning of life. Now, let''s take this idea to eLearning. In this case, an eLearning course is a unit with connections, ideas and goals composed of teaching units, that is: cells. We will discuss each of its components in this post. 1) Diagnostic Evaluation. 2) Learning Objectives.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] Agile Staffing and Consulting Saves $75K with Bloomfire
    The LMS tools only provided document sharing, putting limitations on different training avenues. 'Agile is an innovative IT staffing and consulting firm that helps technology leaders speed their time to talent by connecting great people with great opportunities. Based in Atlanta, the company has over 50 employees, including a presence in Jacksonville, Florida. Their staff includes an internal operations team, recruiters, and salespeople. The Challenge. The first problem they were looking to tackle was to replace the training manual. The Search. The Solution. The Results. Case Studies
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] Design Considerations for Content Delivery
    Provides some degree of analytics 8. The ability to leverage these players to provide the learner with a robust offering by incorporating various media, document types and integrated analytics allows programs to be taken to the next level. 'One constant theme that we encounter through the various research projects we conduct at Training Industry, and the work we have done for “What Makes a Great Training Organization,” is that best-in-class organizations are mindful of the impact that modality has on the design of a training program. Supports multiple media formats 2. Summary.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] Free Webinar: Extend the Shelf Life of Your Training
    a software company that provides practical business and academic solutions that change how people communicate and collaborate across devices. In Ryan’s previous role as an instructional designer for TechSmith, he created training videos for Camtasia Studio, and provided in-person training workshops for customers. a software company that provides practical business and academic solutions that change how people communicate and collaborate across devices. 'Join us for a free webinar about using ideas from the flipped classroom model in businesses and training. and U.K.
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] What Can Managers Do to Create and Sustain Learning?
    Essentially, managers should work with learners to set goals, clarify expectations, provide opportunities for application, and hold them accountable for making a difference. 'Managers in any organization, whether nonprofit, government, or business, play a pivotal role in creating and sustaining learning. They do not have to be instructors nor do they have to be expert in the knowledge and skills needed by their direct reports. If they have these beliefs and values, then managers can contribute significantly to learning in their organizations.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] Focus on Closing the Skills Gap via Training Contributes to 21% LMS Market Growth
    Learning by doing, learning by failure, and being provided with the materials but not the answer is said to promote problem-solving, creativity, and innovation. Training programs can provide the perfect place for workers to fail (as the stakes are low in training) so that those learned skills can be put to use in the real world (where the stakes may be high). 'Great news regarding the learning and development industry: the Learning Management System (LMS) “market is well over $2.5 billion and grew by over 21% this year.” Inventory Skills, Identify the Gap. Measure and Prove ROI.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] Some items re: creativity and how to promote it
    Below I provide 5 reasons why storytelling should be used more frequently in the workplace. 'Opening minds to critical knowledge on play, creativity and learning — from legofoundation.com. Cultures of Creativity (foundation research) — from legofoundation.com. Cultures develop when people find ways to play, make, and share. Cultures of Creativity, nurturing creative mindsets (video)  — from legofoundation.com. Creativity is one of the most important competencies of the 21st Century. Yet, the puzzling question is how to nurture it? these resources on Twitter. Author).
  • TALENTLMS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] 9 Psychological Facts That Will Make Your Online Courses Better
    'You have agonized over creating your online course: what information to provide, activities for students, quizzes, discussions and more. Solution: Design your online course in such a way that you are providing them with smaller, more process-able, chunks of information. Provide plenty of textual information, but also include a good amount of audio and visual aids, as well as any hand-on activities that can be applied. Solution: Stimulate your learners’ curiosity and provide them with more information when asked. You can also provide helpful feedback at all times.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] Challenge One – #LearningLive Inspire session #mlearning
    'As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve recently spoken at Learning Live on the subject of ‘mobile learning’ Whilst I appreciate that many people attend conferences to gain an insight into the ‘ethereal’, strategic thinking of others, I’m a big fan of providing people with I call ‘ Monday morning quick wins’ , ideas and activities that can be put into effect the Monday morning after a conference with no need for businesses cases, project charters, sign offs or IT involvement. Challenge One. Any YouTube videos? Blog posts? Podcasts?
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] How to View Virtual Classroom Offering Attendance Reports
    'Our partner in Virtual Classroom Offering provides attendance information back to our LMS for each user attending each session. Overnight, this information is passed to our LMS and your offering attendance will be updated automatically based on the settings for your course (you set percentage of time user must be connected for a PASS status to be generated). But occasionally, you may have need to check the actual report and time recorded for each user
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs
    Some of the free open source systems nowadays have a psuedo-turnkey, which provides a really basic look and feel platform that if you wanted do – could be launched in short order. 'Everyone loves free, especially with software. Free software should be in a class by itself, because it often rumbles into three areas: 100% free with no watermarks, limited features/capabilities. 100% free but with limited features (if you want those gone you pay for it). Especially, people seeking a LMS. Criteria. To be considered in these rankings each system must. Offers plugins, add-ons. Why not.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] Think Like an Engineer & MOOCify (Prof Mushtak Al-Atabi)
    Think Like an Engineer provides many examples on how his unique techniques (and passion) has worked with transforming the mindset of especially Asian and Malaysian students, which I find more relevant and contextualized than reading how successful people like Steve Jobs has created a dent in the Universe. but the quality and personal touch he provides by every day engaging with students using various tools on OpenLearning , especially through chat.Makes his courses second to none! Click here to discover more about him and his exceptional work. So, why this book?
  • TAYLORING IT  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
    [Providers] #LearningLive Inspire session – Mobile Learning
    This Inspire session will answer all of the above questions whilst providing you with some ‘quick wins’ to enable you to go straight back to your organisation and start implementing some solutions. Provide help. 'Earlier this week I was fortunate to speak at the Learning Live conference in London. My session was part of an ‘Inspire’ series that had been running throughout the 2-day event. Each speaker was asked to speak for 15 minutes on a small stage at the side of the exhibition/refreshment area during the various networking breaks that took place.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
    [Providers] Shocking behaviour
    I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. 'This is number 29 in my series on learning theories. Previous posts in this series are all linked below. My most recent post examined Stanley Milgram''s concept of Six Degrees of Separation. Another of Milgram''s experiments led to a theory of compliance, more generally referred to as obedience to authority. Many of the accused war criminals during the Nuremberg War Crime trials had explained that they were ''just following orders''.
  • QUICKTHOUGHTS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning partnership spreads knowledge and awareness to prevent Ebola
    Registration takes only one minute to complete and provides immediate access to over 300+ online courses, recorded webinars, videos, and other resources. Upon learning of the Ebola Awareness Quick Guide,  LINGOs  requested to put the course on its own platform so that its 80+ International NGO members could provide it to their staff via the same site as their other organizational learning, and track staff access of this resource. We are very happy to share these two courses with LINGOs” said Bob Nutting, Director of Learning at DisasterReady.org.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
    [Providers] Effectively Leading Through Change Initiatives
    This may seem obvious, but the problem we often encounter is that we provide training based on the current needs of the organization, rather than based on the future needs of the organization after change initiatives have occurred. 'A common phrase used in business is “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” Or stated in other terms, the only constant in business is change. There is little doubt that the most successful businesses are adept at managing change. One of the most important elements of change management is how to manage people in a rapidly changing organization.
  • SHIFT ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning vs Classroom Training—How Different Are They?
    To be successful, therefore, the instructor needs to be socially present, provide clear instructions as to how students should participate in discussions, and be ready to intervene if discussions are inappropriate or not occurring. 'Just 15 years ago, eLearning was an experimental way of teaching very technical subjects. Today, educators across all fields use online training to teach just about anything; it would be difficult to find a school or training department that does not incorporate eLearning into its programs in some way. The role of the instructor also differs. 4) Time.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] Abstracts of Three Meta-Analysis Studies of Serious Games
    However, the results provide strong evidence of publication bias in simulation games research. 'A meta-analysis is a study of studies. It is a way of aggregating research data to make informed conclusions rather than relying on the data of one study. Here are three abstracts from three different studies.Games for learning do have merit but they are not a blanket panacea. Like any good instructional method, they have to be used intelligently and in conjunction with other instructional elements to be effective for learning. Abstract One from. Wouters, P., van Nimwegen, C., 2013, February.
  • TALENTLMS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] 4 Reasons Why an LMS Is Necessary For a Small Business Success
    An LMS can help you keep all that knowledge in the company by providing an easy way to educate new employees of your business’s particulars. 'If you’re a typical small business owner you might wonder why you’d ever need an LMS platform.  After all, on a first look, e-learning appears to be something that only educational institutions and big corporations with thousands of employees have a need for. And that’s exactly what we’re going to cover in this post. Knowledge retention The number one benefit of an LMS for a small business is knowledge retention.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] presentation on eLearning and #mobile influences for #ICT4D
    It was a wonderful talk thanks to all the input and questions the attendees shared, and the wonderful facilitation provided by Holger Hank and his team. 'Sharing a presentation I gave for the Deutsche Welle Akademie in Bonn, Germany. The questions were multiple, and gladly sharing those that are posed frequently. One of the reoccurring challenges in every type of online learning (elearning, mooc, mobile.) The more specific the course description is, the higher the success rate for attracting the right learner profiles. the connected learner as superlearner: is it a myth or a reality?
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] Our mutual friends
    I''m gradually working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. Learning within a highly connected community of practice provides learners with new vistas, greater scope for exploration, and access to dialogue at the highest level in their field of study. 'This is number 28 in my series on learning theories. Previous posts in this series are all linked below. My most recent post explored Jack Merizow''s Transformative Learning theory. What a small world we live in'' you remark. Watts, D.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] The Unsung Tech Hero: iPod Classic
    have my Classic in the car during the week so I can listen to something I want (without the inane and annoying radio DJ dribble/banter), and it’s in the kitchen plugged in to the stereo at the weekend providing background music and a lively environment. 'I’ve had (and still got, somewhere) an iPod Mini, iPod Nano, iPod Touch, and my iPod Classic. Why am I still favouring the unpopular Classic over the other more fashionable or stylish iPods. Easy … storage. And Apple have killed it off. And my Classic makes this happen. There’s nothing wrong with it. Do
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Learning Engineering
    While the intention was not to provide coverage of learning science, several points emerged at one point or another as research-based outcomes to be desired. 'Last week I had the opportunity to attend the inaugural meeting of the Global Learning Council. While not really global in either sense (little representation from overseas nor from segments other than higher ed), it was a chance to refresh myself in some rigor around learning sciences. And one thing that struck me was folks talking about learning engineering. And this sounds like a good thing, with some caveats. The list goes on.
  • KIRKPATRICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] The What, Where, How, Why and When of Gathering Actionable Feedback
    One of the most frequent frustrations I hear from instructors is that the comments students provide on the evaluation forms are vague, irrelevant and too few in number. 'The What, Where, How, Why and When of Gathering Actionable Feedback. by Matt Champagne. Note: The Kirkpatricks became aware of Matt''s work with the introduction of his book, The Survey Playbook. They found the advice to be effective as well as practical to apply, serving as good real-world advice for surveys that get the information you need. One says, “How you doin’?”
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] When Remembering Really Matters: The Power of Serious Games for Learning (Free Webinar)
    And since everything we do is grounded in research, they’ll provide recent research on games and case studies that demonstrate how games can be used for learning. 'How confident are you that learners really remember what they learn from training delivered in your organization? Research has shown time and time again that remembering is hard and forgetting is easy. So how do you combat this all-to-common problem with training? That’s what this webinar is all about. then you can’t afford to miss the information in this webinar. Click here to register now! Register anyway.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Strategies for Making the Transition from Instructor-Led Training to a MOOC
    To help students work through the materials on their own, provide plenty of navigation signposts, along with a welcome page or orientation video explaining how everything will work. These assessments increase engagement and provide a way for learners to judge their progress long the way. 'So, you have decided to replace, or at least supplement, some of your instructor-led training (ILT) with a massive open online course (MOOC). Great! Now what? Moving from traditional ILT to a MOOC is not as simple as just putting your current learning resources online. Learn from the data.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Benefits of the Cloud LMS – Is it the future of Learning Management Systems?
    Cloud LMSs also provide increased reach across the global landscape that most organizations have. This increases efficiencies within the organization as well as improves the learning experience by providing ease of use. With the Cloud Learning Management System, it is possible to create a different ‘LMS’ for each small group and provide a personalized learning experience. Cloud-based solutions may be the next Big Thing of the decade – considering the flexibility and cost savings they provide. The following graph shows the percentage impact of several factors.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Apple Watch – Real Possibilities for Employee Performance Support and Learning
    So what does the Apple watch provide that other devices and smartwatches have not been able to till date? Other wearable devices such as Google Glass possibly provide more features and application; however Apple watch is likely to have a higher adoption rate as it is a mainstream accessory supported by a app ecosystem, design desirability and the relatively affordable price point. Apple watch (and other smartphones) provide instant access to information, alerts and ability to take immediate action. 'The much rumoured and much awaited Apple watch is out today. Use cases.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] What if things move *significantly* towards “Show me what you can *do*”…?
    Anyway, such a shift could open doors for new “providers” such as:  . The variety of scorecards now available, for instance, means students and their parents have much better and more granular measures of quality than accreditation provides. Meanwhile, Udacity is partnering with Google, AT&T, and other technology firms in an “Open Education Alliance” to provide top-level technical skills. I don’t have data on this, but my mental picture of these things is that such initiatives have had a limited impact, at least so far. . – from marketplace.org.
  • SHIFT ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] 10 Things Successful eLearning Professionals Do Differently
    Instead of delivering information to learners through the course alone, they think how they can provide content periodically to help students synthesize information. Providing context and perspective while compressing information to just the most essential in order to save time. 'eLearning professionals need to raise the bar and reset their expectations if their learners are to consider courses worthwhile. The following ten points are things we have found successful eLearning professionals do differently. They Make it a Goal to Learn About Their Audience. They Focus on Quality.
  • BAMBOO PROJECT  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Designing Your Career: Reality Checks and Evolving Into Experimentation
    They may provide you with additional ideas and information or point out holes in your thinking. .  . ' . This is the next in an ongoing series of posts  I''m doing about how to use design thinking in your career. . When we last left off in the Designing Your Career series, we had entered the Ideation phase where we talked about how to brainstorm potential ideas for experimentation. In this post we''re going to discuss how to do a "reality check" on your ideas and how to begin evolving your thoughts for the next phase, Experimentation. . Reality Check. Brainstorm new solutions.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Bloomfire Helps LIVESTRONG Foundation Unite Employees and Volunteers in Improving the Lives of People Affected by Cancer
    Their iconic yellow LIVE STRONG wristbands, more than 87 million in circulation, symbolize the organization’s efforts to provide free services to cancer patients and survivors while advocating policies that improve their quality of life. 'The LIVE STRONG Foundation is one of world’s most successful and influential nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by cancer. The Austin-based organization has served more than 2.5 million people affected by cancer and raised more than $500 million to support cancer survivors. The Challenge. The Solution.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] When CEs Aren’t Enough: How to Engage and Empower Learners
    Why is that and what can continuing education providers do to make their offerings more appealing and fulfilling for their learners? believe the majority of CE providers are missing an opportunity to engage and empower learners. Don’t settle for just providing training that meets CE requirements, strive for engagement that empowers and motivates learners to test their skills and enables them to “fail forward” in a safe environment. He can obtain his CEs by attending meetings, reading journals, and taking instructor-led or online classes. They were learning by doing.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Let’s get rid of the instructors!
    However, I can also see that if an employer found itself in court because one of its employees sexually harassed one of his colleagues, it would want to demonstrate that it had provided sufficient training to that individual. 'The title of my previous post, Let’s get rid of the instructional designers! was a tongue-in-cheek reference to a radical view of instructional design. think it would be safe to say that the vast majority of us in the L&D profession do not advocate the riddance of instructional designers. Ergo, xMOOCs are bad. When the learner is a novice. But oh no!
  • JPL LEARNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] Integrating a Specialized eLearning Course and LMS
    Provide web-based information about the purpose of the program prior to log-in. Provide a secure, personalized certificate. 'Organizations frequently need to train and certify external target audiences in a specific subject matter area. They need to deliver a custom eLearning experience, an on-line assessment and a certificate of completion, usually for compliance purposes. In many cases, these organizations and their targeted learners do not have a common learning platform established to deliver and track eLearning. Have a dedicated web address.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] 9 Must-Consider Topics When Designing Partner or Reseller Training
    Beyond providing wholesale discounts, financial rewards or other perks, ask these top-producers to be your subject matter experts (SMEs) for other resellers. Provide clear instructions on who to call when, how to escalate issues, how/who to engage for specific types of questions, and where to find needed information on your website. 'Online training is an effective way to arm your partners and value-added resellers with knowledge. It’s scalable—you can train thousands at once while retaining your own corporate brand in the training materials. Convey the Company Culture.
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