• GAME ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Providers] The State of Talent Development: 7 Deadly Sins, Part 2
    Or, how can we improve the measurable performance impact of the learning we provide our workforce? Some recommendations: To lower the time required to develop and deploy effective learning, consider more sophisticated learning templates or platforms than conventional authoring tools provide. This requires very active learning where all assessments use randomizing to provide more accurate measurement of knowledge or skill gain. It’s titled The 7 Deadly Sins of Talent Development. Did you miss the 1 st of the 7 Deadly Sins? Click to view it here. How do I know?
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] How to Send Players an Email from the Guru Game Wizard
    To provide recognition or to gently encourage inactive player(s) to return to the game. Type your message in the provided space and click the button that acknowledges you have reviewed the message and are ready to send. 'The Guru Game Wizard allows you to send email messages to different players or subsets of players within your Guru game. There are several occasions where sending an in-game email to a player or a group of players can be useful. You may be running a contest. Quick Steps. Within the MANAGE PLAYERS tab, select the  Notifications submenu option.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] How To Export A SCORM Package
    With Guru, you CAN generate a SCORM package of your game, export it, and provide it to an LMS administrator for upload into your LMS. Once you have the file, you can provide the SCORM package to your LMS administrator for uploading to your LMS. 'The optimal way to experience a Guru game is via the web application. However, sometimes the organization requires tracking of completion via an LMS. The game play itself will be the same for players. What will be missing are the leaderboards and any opportunity to see how other players are doing. Quick Steps List. Be aware! conformant.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Developing a Guru Game: Overview of the Steps
    For each objection, provide an accurate answer to the objection using clinical trial results where appropriate. 'A good game is distinguished from a bad game in these ways: Concise game topics that link to whatever game name you created. Example: Product Guru should have to topics relevant to the products your company sells. Safety Guru should have topics related to safety). Measurable, specific topic objectives that link to the topic. Well-written g ame questions that assess a learner’s ability to meet the topic objective. Step 1: Decide which game type is best: Legend or Quest.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Creating Good Topic Objectives
    It will help you think about the cognitive skill you want learners to do and provide verb choices that match. 'There are three keys to a successful Knowledge Guru game: Relevant topics. Strong, specific objectives that relate to the game topics. Well-written, relevant questions that link to the objectives. This post focuses on the objectives you create for a game, and gives you tips on creating good ones…and avoiding bad ones. well-written objective links tightly to the topic it is associated with. Check out the image below. The ones on the right are much better. ”).
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Ideas, Experts and Data
    Creativity needs space: If you provide someone the solution they never really have a chance to think outside the box and innovate. 'Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. call these Friday’s Finds. “ We don’t see something until we have the right metaphor to let us perceive it.” ” – Thomas Kuhn – via @tobiasmeyer. “ Humans require the difficult and messy social routing protocol of trust.” ” – Valdis Krebs  @orgnet – via @voinonen. ” – @drunkcod.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] Managing Stakeholders, SMEs and Design Team - #IMPS
    If they provide materials and content, use what supports the learning objectives and rewrite as needed. 'The third element of IMPS is Manage. Manage* stakeholder, subject matter expert and design team’s expectations - Get them “on-board” with designing concise, but effective courses. Here''s how: Get buy-in on what is needed to accomplish the course''s goal. Emp hasize it is "OUR course ," belonging to all stakeholders especially the learner. We want a course that is: Efficient use of learners’ time, as well as the organization’s time. They also don’t know what ISD is and what you do.
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] The State of Talent Development: 7 Deadly Sins, Part 1
    Check out new learning content development technologies that provide game-enabled learning activities that can be deployed to smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. 'Organizations become their most introspective at this time of year, as we all push to complete end-of-year projects and plan for how 2015 will be better. In that spirit, we’ve looked back at 2014 to think about how Talent Development might be looking for that edge that will make 2015 transformative for your organization. Where might your workforce development strategies benefit from innovation in 2015? More agile?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] Sharing pointedly or broadly
    The dialog around a file provides a rich augmentation, just as such can be happening on a blog, or edited RTs of a microblog comment. 'In a (rare) fit of tidying, I was moving from one note-taking app to another, and found a diagram I’d jotted, and it rekindled my thinking. The point was characterizing social media in terms of their particular mechanisms of distribution. Now, there are distinctions, so you can have restricted access on the ‘broadcast’ mode, but in principle there’re two different mechanisms at work. course) or sent directly to one person.
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] Client Review for Translations: Setting Expectations
    The process goes like this: The vendor provides the translated text files and then waits for approval from the client before proceeding with voiceover recording and integration into the authoring tool. Provide information about what things the reviewer really needs to watch for. It might even be helpful to provide a checklist or some DOs and DON’Ts. 'We’ve been working on a lot of translation projects at Artisan recently. enjoy them. like seeing and hearing all of the different languages, and it’s an interesting change of pace. First, a little background. No net gain.
  • ONLIGNMENT  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] Compliance or competence? Choose your target
    it should provide plenty of examples, including those tough marginal cases. the learner must be supported in applying what they have learned to the job, perhaps by coaching, by reference information available on demand, or through communities of practice; And managers need to reinforce the new behaviours by modelling the skills themselves and by providing rewards through the performance management system. 'A few years back, I had the opportunity to take on a consultancy assignment in deepest Africa. There’s a lot that can go wrong if you don’t know what you’re doing. learning).
  • TALENTLMS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] 10 Must-Read Materials About Synchronous Learning
    This short chapter will provide you with grounds for further research of the subject. This article provides  great crib that consists of tools, apps and platforms you can use when creating or improving your synchronous courses. Seth Brickner in his article also covers interesting subject of users engagement improvement by creating interactive lessons and provides readers with solutions and ideas to keep your learners interested. Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Where do we start? From the basics of course! All in one. What more could you ask for? And it really is.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] Sneak Peak at My DevLearn Presentation
    It is a fine line between providing the educational elements and making the presentation engaging. 'This year for DevLearn I was asked to do a feature presentation on Matching the Right Content to the Right Instructional strategy. Here is the time, date and description… 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Wednesday, October 29. What is the best way to design instruction for today’s technology tools, for stand-up instruction, and for eLearning? Often, this matching can be the difference between success and failure of a learning program. It’s not quite ready but getting close.
  • LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] 7 Strategies for Learning Leaders: Driving Agility, Accountability, and Results
    They must ensure that their organization has the learning opportunities and resources it needs, measure the business value the department provides, and stay on top of their evolving roles. 'Much is expected of today’s learning leaders. Click here to read full version
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] Building the network era organization
    What happens as we become a quadriform society (T+I+M+N) and what aspects of the other three will be helpful to provide balance? It will be one that provides a sense of belonging like a Tribe, but with more diversity and room for personal growth. 'Part of the shift that organizations will have to make in the network era will be not only to add new dimensions, but to retrieve some old ones. Institutional life often required us to leave our family concerns at the door, and focus on the work to be done. In the military this could be for decades and in the church for life.
  • ASSETS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning tips from Tom Kuhlmann
    It’s spawned a whole industry of freelancers and resource providers. 'I had the pleasure of interviewing eLearning guru Tom Kuhlmann, VP of Community at Articulate and the author of the Rapid eLearning Blog , the most popular blog in the eLearning industry with over 100k subscribers. In this interview Tom shares his advice on how to improve as an eLearning developer, and his thoughts on topics such as PowerPoint based authoring tools, design, rapid eLearning, and more. Note: As a special bonus to my readers, I’ve been running an Articulate Storyline 2 Giveaway  that ends soon.
  • B ONLINE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning Blunders
    The purpose of the challenge was to highlight blunders found in eLearning courses and Articulate Community members provided many great examples of what […]. 'Blunder: a stupid or careless mistake. Alternative words: mistake, error, gaffe, fault, slip, oversight, inaccuracy, botch. This post was inspired by David Anderson’s eLearning challenge #32: Death, Taxes and E-Learning Mistakes. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course rapid authoring tools
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] Knowledge Guru Platform Wins 2014 Brandon Hall Award
    The game reinforced other rollout efforts and provided a “just before launch” reinforcement. 'Bottom-Line Performance and the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud won a coveted Brandon Hall Group bronze award for excellence in the Best Use of Games and Simulations for Learning category. BLP BLP and ExactTarget’s win was announced on September 10th, 2014. The winners are listed at [link]. The winning solution, MobileConnect Guru, was created using the Knowledge Guru Game-Based Learning Platform. Our clients loved it, and the training led to meaningful business outcomes.”. ABOUT KNOWLEDGE GURU.
  • TALENTLMS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] How Does Your LMS Metrics Measure Up?
    These include the course completion rates, the course registration number, the revenue generated per course in a given quarter, and even the quality of responses provided by the instructor in a course. Online training providers and schools are now looking into external metric measuring tools to integrate in their existing LMS infrastructure. We agree you manage tons of data and we appreciate the exponential size of the storage this LMS provides. Such ratings improve learner enrollment and provide opportunity to instructional designers to improve their courses.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] The 3 Ms: MOOCs, Mobile, and Millennials
    Some are, but most of the courses available from the major providers (Coursera, edX, etc.) 'MOOCs, mobile, and Millennials—these three ideas often elicit some measure of discomfort in training and development departments, because while these three forces are greatly affecting businesses in general and workplace education in particular, they remain relatively poorly understood. The result is a model of corporate training that is not well suited to its target audience. Let’s look at some data highlighting the disconnect between corporate training and these various factors.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] Spaced Repetition Featured in the New York Times
    ” But testing alone does not provide the desired increase in retention. Organizations depend on their training to help employees have less accidents, make more sales, provide better customer service and make fewer mistakes. 'You’ve seen us write articles and publish white papers on the science of remembering for well over a year now. We are big believers in the spacing effect, and using what we know about the brain to enhance what people remember. Doing so has a measurable impact on employee retention from training, among other things. ” We could not agree more.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] 21 Business Phrases that Should Never Be Used in eLearning (or in Business)
    This phrase is used to pontificate that there is only one vendor through which all services or goods are provided. 'To save you the heartache of using a risque phrase in your eLearning, here is a list of phrases that you should avoid altogether. The main lesson to take away from this list is that some phrases are just not appropriate for the workplace. Some are pithy but not if the phrase has to deal with or is anything close to inappropriate. Here are a few to scratch off your list: 1. Open the Kimono. Let’s keep those Kimonos securely tied. Hook Up. Skin in the Game. Gruesome I know.
  • LEARNDASH  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] Using ELearning in the Classroom
    By utilizing computing devices at each student’s station, teachers can enhance the verbal instruction by also providing the information covered in a visual presentation. For example, some colleges use tablets during classes such as science labs to provide students with an elearning tool to help them walk through the steps of the lesson. 'Many teachers and instructors are finding that incorporating an online accompaniment to their in-person instruction is extremely beneficial for their students. Why it works better: Its presentation. Beyond basic education and college.
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] Improve Sales, Service & Leader Skills MUCH More Effectively
    The problem is, training to imbed these critical skills is very expensive to provide those that need them the most, and options are few: Fly them in for classroom training. Provide learning the way your employees need it. Learn more about the degree of learning innovation provided by mLevel by downloading our new white paper: Learning Innovation and the Definition of Insanity. And that impacts revenue as well as customer retention. Create e-learning multi-path simulations that allow them to practice where ever they are. So most organization do little of either. Until now.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] Barnes & Noble Presentation Resources: Learning Games
    Based on seven years of research and development, the curriculum combines the best of video game-based learning with the best of hands-on learning to provide a learning curriculum for any student and any educational setting. 'Tonight I am speaking at a Barnes and Noble in New Brunswick, NJ. am excited about the presentation and to talk to a number of teachers and parents about some of the positive impact that video games can have on learning. As part of that process, here are some links to educational games. Game to Teach STEM. Below is a link to Survival Master Winter. Here is a video.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] Are confidentiality concerns holding back the e-learning industry?
    Showing a few screens of a module proves that the provider has not invented their client list and that the screens are demonstrating a variety of interactions, and well-designed menus but not much more. The confidentiality ‘trick question’ If we’re about to commission an external provide to create something confidential, let’s see if they cave in and show other people’s confidential information. Judging by how much e-learning seems to be borrowing from web design it seems that e-learning has fallen behind in terms of innovation. Rating systems (e.g.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] e-Learning and Compliance Training: Strategies for impactful course design
    So, if the learners are more accustomed to learning with an instructor, a virtual mentor can be introduced, which can provide the ‘human’ element in the course. Providing examples and case studies: By citing case studies and real-life examples, we can help the learner to fully understand the impact of changing his or her behavior and complying with the suggested set of rules/regulations. In addition to textual and graphical representation of data, interactivities can also be built into the course to provide both – a suitable relief as well as a ‘push’ for learning.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Providers] Flexing Your Tools to Create Maximum-Impact Online Training
    LMS’s provide us with enhanced capabilities and ease-of-use in creating course catalogs, launching courses, inviting and registering students, tracking progress, and assessments, among other features. Use microlearning concepts to provide learning in small chunks. How can you provide performance support to employees? An LMS that provides localized training experiences will already have all the contextual nuances of the supported languages embedded in the learner-device interface. Content design is often tackled separately from administration and program management.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Providers] A source of a great assignment for ECON students & faculty members
    Businesses contribute to society by creating and making available products and services that improve people’s lives in tangible ways, while simultaneously providing employment that enables people to afford the products and services of other businesses. Despite its ability to generate prosperity, capitalism is under attack. By shaking up our long-held assumptions about how and why the system works, we can improve it. Potential questions: What are the basic tenets of capitalism? How is it taught? What are the main points that the authors want you to grapple with? If so, why? 
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Providers] Brainshark Sales Accelerator Launch: Smarter, Measurable Sales Conversations by News Editor
    provides insights for managers to coach more effectively. 'This sales enablement platform gives reps instant access to engaging content in the context of their sales workflow and. Design & Development Tools Design Strategies Learning Media Rapid Development Training Strategies
  • EFRONT  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Providers] Basic tools for e-learning students
    The most popular one, used in numerous LMS systems to provide functionality such as built-in video chat or collaborative whiteboards, is Adobe’s Flash, with (Oracle’s) Java coming in a distant second. We suggest that students do not install any such plugin unless they have confirmed it as a requirement with their e-learning course provider. In this installment we’ll have a look at the software and basic tools for e-learning students which are gonna need while attending your e-learning program. Word Processor / Text editor. modern browser. Browser Plugins. webcam.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Legend or Quest? Choosing the right game type for your needs (part 1 – Quest)
    Each type provides an engaging game experience for learners so what’s the difference between them. This This personality is reflected in the feedback the Guru provides to the player during game play. More intensive feedback – feedback is provided after every question, every level, and every World in the game.  t. If you provide multi-day training, a Quest game can be a terrific supplement that reinforces content as well as pushing people to execute skill practice activities. This blog post focuses on Quest. Quest requires IE9 or higher. Quest does not.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Why and How to Include Performance Challenges in a Quest game
    Describe your challenge in the  Description  field provided. Provide clear directions on what learners are supposed to do. You might provide a link to a video, a blog article, or a checklist. 'One of the neat features if you choose to create a Quest game type is the ability to have “performance challenges” be part of the game play experience. If you include performance challenges in your Quest game type, players will see a center icon in the game world with flags on it. The flags indicate how many challenges you have included. Quick Steps. Click SAVE CHALLENGE.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Training: Live Training vs. eLearning. Which is Better?
    Even just the ability to re-wind and re-watch the action provides added value. 'by Jennie Ruby    I felt like a video star the other day. Well, at least in a tiny little way. taught a class a few years ago. It was for a fairly large organization. The section of the class I taught had an attendance of about 40 people, and they had several more sessions scheduled. But I didn't teach them--at least not in person. walked by that company's building the other day, and a stranger said "Hey, Jennie Ruby!" With one day's work, I had trained hundreds of people.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Design Corner: The Ultimate Feedback Mechanism – Talk to People
    Whenever you are providing something, especially something you would eventually like to be paid for, it’s pretty important to check with your audience and assess if you are on target. If there is a problem, all of this information provide a greater chance of knowing about. In this example, the in-person information not only extended what I knew from the usage data but provided a base for further research and a potential way to extend the usefulness of the product. Follow us on Twitter  @TechSmithDesign. As Designers, the importance of user feedback is a given.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Learning quicker by failing safely
    My discussions with Jeff over several years provide me with an excellent example of how organizations can deal with complexity and manage to grow and be sustainable. 'I attended the Community Forest International planning session yesterday. This organization, located in our small town of Sackville , is working on two continents and recently received €1.2 million from the European Union for its work on the island of Pemba in Tanzania. The day included participation from many community groups, such as Renaissance Sackville , which I represented. All of our relationships are personal.
  • ABSORB LMS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Weight Control Strategies for Learning and Development
    Since we tend to overestimate our own knowledge of a subject, exams also provide an important feedback mechanism. Exams designed to provide this type of reality-check feedback really shouldn’t count for as much of the final mark as an exam designed to measure overall knowledge of the learning content. Consequently, learning strategies can benefit from providing exams with different weightings. 'A friend of mine, an Oxford-educated mathematician, had a smart strategy to succeed in university. This seems logical and self-evident. Did you fail the first exam? Don’t despair!
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Digital Badges: Do They Help or Hurt Your Online Reputation?
    According to openbadges.org , the information behind each badge reduces the risk of cheating the system and provides justification and validation that includes: The issuer of the badge. 'Digital badges are a fairly new phenomenon on the Internet. Educators (especially online universities), companies (particularly online companies) and people who work in Internet-based fields award and post digital badges as a form of accreditation in a particular specialty. badge on a university site signifies that the school teaches that subject. Badges and Gamification. The Case for Badges.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Game Element: Rewards
    People do not play games just for the rewards but rewards can help with motivation, provide feedback to learners about progress and rewards are a way of being judged favorably by the game. The player does something she was supposed to do and is provided with points for the effort. 'Rewards are an important part of game play. Reward shelf from The Knowledge Guru. Here is a list of common types of rewards primarily compiled by Jesse Schell, a game developer and professor at Carnegie Mellon University. They are from his great book The Art of Game Design: A book of lenses. Praise.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Uplifted and Self-Actualization: This Week on #BLPLearn
    really dug the fact that the game not only provides facts, but Uplifted also acts as a tool to be used. '#BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. We’ll usually include some commentary from the original team member who found the article, too. Check back every Thursday. JOIN IN THE FUN. THIS WEEK’S ARTICLES. Uplifted. Where have you used these?
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Hosting a CoffeeEDU
    Ok, to be honest: we did provide coffee for our guests, but you don’t have to. 'Are you an educator who wants to learn from others and get inspired? Perhaps you’re excited about a new discovery, device, or idea that you’d like to share? Maybe you’re just curious about using technology in education, but don’t know where to begin? Well, have we got an answer for you: host a CoffeeEDU ! CoffeeEDU is the brainchild of edTech superstar, Alice Keeler. All that’s required of the organizer is to pick a date and time – besides that? No rules. It is.
  • VIKAS JOSHI ON INTERACTIVE LEARNING   |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Internet of Things: Imagination is the only limit
    These objects could be natural or man-made which would be provided with an IP address and the ability to transfer data over a network. 'I started my journey with Harbinger Systems sometime back. Though I am just a couple of months old here, the knowledge and exposure which I have received has been enormous. have interacted and learned a lot from my colleagues who always push and encourage me to dabble in new things. few days back, one of my colleagues mentioned about The Internet of Things (IOT) to me. These could actually make a difference in our lives.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] Tips for a technology-aided approach to induction trainings: An e-learning perspective
    few screens, including the introductory screens, are provided with 3D treatment. 'Induction programs are an integral part of the training calendar of any organization. However, it is a challenge to develop an effective induction program that covers widely dispersed geographies and reconciles conflicting learners’ schedules and at the same time manages to retain the learners’ attention. To achieve all this without a facilitator would seem to be a bigger challenge. Induction trainings are often information heavy and tedious for learners.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] 5 Content Troubleshooting Tips for Instructional Designers
    This provides a much-needed upgrade to the standard bullet-point layout. Either way, these ideas can provide inspiration for doing something unique that works for your course. ll tell you the same thing I tell anyone who I’ve taught eLearning design to: design activities for your LEARNER — not for what the built-in authoring tool activities provide. 'Do you ever feel stuck as Instructional Designers with content you can’t work with? Do you feel uninspired as to how to make something active? Do you feel like you’re doing the same thing over and over again? Still no ideas?
  • INSYNC TRAINING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] 4 Keys to Designing for the Global Virtual Classroom
    Globalization, new learning technologies and dispersed workforces have provided us with a much more diverse learner base than ever before. 'Making the Virtual Classroom Global. Naturally, the virtual classroom paves the way for working with these global audiences more easily. How are you adapting to respond to these changes in your classroom? In order to answer these questions, training professionals need to recognize the influence that culture plays in the classroom - especially classrooms that have three or even more cultures represented at the same time.
  • TALENTLMS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] 8 Skills You Must Have To Become eLearning Master
    As an instructional design master, it falls to you to ensure that the learners are provided with quality written materials that are appropriate for the audience. 'If you were to ask what the top must-have skills to becoming an e-learning master are, you would more than likely get a wide variety of answers. Being able to design instructional, online training courses requires some very definite skill sets. However, there are actually a few specific skills that are integral to mastering the creation of online e-learning courses. Skills You Must Have to Become an E-Learning Master: 1.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] Adobe Captivate: Adding Videos to eLearning
    There are several pay-as-you-go companies/websites that provide media servers including  Adobe Media Streaming Service ,  Wowza ,  Subsonic , and  Plex. 'by Kevin Siegel      You can add several types of video into a Captivate project, including AVI, MOV, and Flash Video (FLV or F4V). To insert a video, open or create a Captivate project and then choose  Video > Insert Video  to open the  Insert Video  dialog box.  I'd love to get feedback from you about this topic. You can take the poll  here.
  • EASYGENERATOR  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] Easygenerator is looking for an Online Marketing Intern!
    Easygenerator provides cloud-based eLearning authoring software. 'Online Marketing Internship. Easygenerator is a young,  rapidly growing Internet business. It enables instructional designers and subject matter experts to create learning materials with  a high learning impact. The software is used by over 5,000 users in more than 120 countries, in corporations, not-for-profits, government agencies, and educational institutions. What do we offer? An exciting internship in a high growth company. You will be  a critical part of the team with  your own assigned tasks and responsibilities.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] MOOCs at the 5 Moments of Learning Need
    'When does your organization provide training to employees, when it’s a good time for you or when it’s a good time for them? The moment of apply is where MOOCs really excel, in the form of providing just-in-time learning and performance support. Because of its flexibility and its comprehensive nature, the MOOC framework is well-suited to provide performance support. If you are stuck too firmly in the first category, it’s time to start inching over, and massive open online courses (MOOCs) are excellent tools to help you get there. Apply: When applying what you’ve learned.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] Preparing to Create SOP Training
    The person was looking for recommendations that would provide some ideas and suggested tools to achieve this and that would be appropriate for this audience. One method I often suggest is that, throughout the learning situation, you provide the learner with a number of different scenarios. scenario provides various “paths” to the information as opposed to simply memorizing a sequence of steps. 'I received an email the other day from a person who is tasked with creating a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) training for an online project management software. First. Second.
  • EFRONT  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] Content creation tools for e-learning
    Those text editors, such as Scrivener (PC/Mac) or ByWord (Mac), are way cheaper and simpler than Word, and provide a clean writing environment with few distractions. 'In the previous post in this mini-series we investigated the various LMS deployment options (cloud, hosted, self-hosted) as well as the necessary tools, services and software you’ll need to setup your own e-learning solution. Today we’re concerned with what comes after the deployment: the content creation tools for e-learning courses. Word Processor / Text editor. Or maybe not ? modern browser. Image Editor.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Providers] FREE Articulate Storyline 2 Book with eLearning Templates Subscription
    We’ve partnered with Artisan E-Learning to provide the best combination of eLearning Templates and Books to break through boring eLearning, bad design, and lack of knowledge! 'Don’t you wish you could break through all the obstacles to great eLearning courses? Well, congrats my eLearning friends. Here is a great offer from us that you don’t want to miss. And it’s just for Articulate Storyline 2 users. Why Break Through with Articulate Storyline 2? We took what we call, “awesomeness” and put it straight into our eLearning Templates. Learn more  here.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Providers] Service Thinking and the Revolution?
    The concept is considering a mutual value generation process between provider and customer, and engineering it across the necessary system components and modular integrations to yield a successful solution. 'A colleague I greatly respect, who has a track record of high impact in important positions, has been a proponent of service science. And I confess that it hadn’t really penetrated. Yet last week I heard about it in a way that resonated much more strongly and got me thinking, so let me share where it’s leading my thinking, and see what you say. Thoughts? strategy
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Providers] Using PDF Job Aids for Just-in-Time Training
    They don’t replace in-depth learning, but the support they provide helps boost knowledge retention and self-sufficiency. GPS systems help you get from one place to another by providing step-by-step instructions and grocery lists let you keep track of what you need to buy. It’s also a good idea to provide aids for new learners. PDFs are a great tool for providing learner support. 'When someone is on the job and needs an answer fast they don’t have time to go through a whole eLearning course. They need an answer they can get to just-in-time. Examples of Job Aids.
  • PERFORMANCE LEARNING PRODUCTIVITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Providers] Development Mindsets and 70:20:10
    If HR and learning & performance professionals are working with something that’s both a basic human driver, and whose impact on achieving it provides a kick like a horse, then maybe this is something we should be actively exploiting in our organisations. Without ‘growth mindset’ people, organisations end up providing products and services to a world that is in the past. 70:20:10 implementation will provide support, tools and processes to ensure learning is deeply embedded in everyday work. This is an interesting theory, but so what? All this is very interesting. nt, d?-
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Providers] Game Element: Maps
    Maps provide the freedom to have non-linear movement through the game space, maps give the players the opportunity to decide where they would like to go next and what order to approach different parts of the game. Most of the time the map provides a larger view of the area but often the player can then zoom into a particular area to see items in more detail and even use the map as a navigation device to move from one area to another. 'Understanding a large game space requires some type of visual. In most games, this visual is in the form of a map. Design Games
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Providers] Week's Learning #2
    Traditional onsite benefits, such as cafeterias, childcare, massages, and volunteer opportunities ranked a mere 5 percent when determining what benefits provide stability during economic uncertainty. Instead programs that offer the most stability, as reported by 75 percent of respondents, are those that communicate brand mission and provide career development opportunities. 'I am continuing with the summary of what I have learned from Twitter the last. realize it also helps me to curate and aggregate with greater focus. networkingCEO : "Happiness is not an accident. Values.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Providers] Innovation in open online courses
    The intent with this approach is to provide timely help to students and to engage other learners in helping answer questions asked by peers. By aggregating learner content and providing persistent profiles, we anticipate higher levels of learner engagement. As with previous MOOCs that I’ve taught, the intent is to provide learners with a range of tools, technologies, and approaches and provide learners with the opportunity to sensemake and wayfind through complex information spaces. Our focus has been on improving the social experience of learners. Persistence.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Providers] World of Learning Conference Review
    Well organized show – I won’t mention names but there is a certain association here in the US who could learn a few things on how to do a great show, from super fast Wi-Fi, to providing all attendees with a hot buffet, plenty of places to get coffee (non of which are named Starbucks),  effective processes for getting people their badges and so on… Exhibitors from all over Europe, some of which had US offices. If you want to provide insight and knowledge to people who want and need that information to make informed decisions.  Breakdown of the Show. Ratings.
  • EFRONT  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Providers] 10 eLearning Design and Development Mistakes
    Integrate a number of different Instructional Design principles/ theories that will provide effective and meaningful learning experiences for every learner of your audience, rather than just pick one for every eLearning course that you design and develop. 'In this article, I will list 10 eLearning design and development practices you should avoid while working on your eLearning deliverable. Keeping these practices on-hand, will help you to avoid these common eLearning pitfalls and create deliverables that offer maximum value to your learners. So, keep focused! Every learner is different.
  • TALENTLMS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Providers] 9 Rules of Successful LMS Implementation
    You should provide a course schedule and the list of assignments, as well as instructions for locating all relevant modules and materials. Finally, it is a good idea to include specific technology expectations and addressing some basic troubleshooting, and providing a list of services and resources offered by the institution, which may be valuable to learners. You can also provide notes to coincide with a lecture via email, webpage or learning module. Your goal should be to challenge, support and provide vision for your online learners. As an instructor.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Providers] Analytics Driving HCM Technology Purchases
    Its workforce analytics solution provides access to HR data, benchmarks, and analysis capabilities. Oracle, Workday, and many other talent management system providers will also be at the event showcasing their analytics solutions. 'The HCM technology market is hot. Our 2014 research shows that 20 percent of HCM software buyers will replace their current standalone talent applications with an integrated talent management suite over the next 12 to 18 months. What’s driving the purchase of HCM systems? See Figure 1.) IBM will be prominent among crowd.
  • JANE HART'S PICK OF THE DAY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Providers] 2014 Guidebook to the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014
    'Completely revised and updated, the 2014 GUIDEBOOK provides you with even more information about each of the tools on the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 list – to help you make use of them for personal learning as well as for your professional practice. It includes. Find out more about the Guidebook here
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014
    [Providers] What Information Does the Evidence of Competency by Course Report Provide?
    'Have wondered how to list every user’s progress (or lack thereof) for a particular course? Check out the Evidence of Competency by Course report. It was designed to be run for ALL users at one location on one course. This report will list all users’ status for that course, including users who have never enrolled. This step-by-step guide will walk you through each option
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014
    [Providers] Tech-ventures: Update from the Trenches
    The current attention across solution providers to improve the user experience is driving innovators to create “cool” user interfaces that are intuitive – and, dare we say, fun to use. ADP, Ultimate Software, and Ceridian provide capabilities that can track and calculate ACA actionability. To a one, the providers mentioned here have dedicated major development dollars to the user experience—and it shows. And let’s look managing new releases; this sometimes hairy issue is also being addressed by today’s software providers.
  • LEARNDASH  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014
    [Providers] CEU vs PDH: What’s The Difference?
    Not to be confused with a PDH (which is known as a professional development hour), getting enough CEU credits can help you to streamline your education, prove professional competency, and even provide you leverages during salary discussions at your current employer. On the other hand, a CEU credit is generally used for continuing educational courses that are provided at higher educational organizations like colleges, universities, and other groups. 'In almost every industry, you are bound to hear someone mention “CEUs” (short for “continuing education units).
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014
    [Providers] Stage by stage
    In this series I''m providing a brief overview of the theories, and how each can be applied in education. 'This is number 33 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 Allan Paivio and his theory of dual coding. In this post we examine one of the most influential theories of the 20th Century - the stages of cognitive development model proposed by Jean Piaget. Reference Donaldson, M.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014
    [Providers] Bottom-Line Performance, ExactTarget Marketing Cloud Win Brandon Hall Award for “MobileConnect Guru”
    The game reinforced other rollout efforts and provided a “just before launch” reinforcement. 'Bottom-Line Performance and the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud won a coveted Brandon Hall Group bronze award for excellence in the Best Use of Games and Simulations for Learning category. BLP BLP and ExactTarget’s win was announced on September 10th, 2014. The winners are listed at [link]. The winning solution, MobileConnect Guru, was created using the Knowledge Guru Game-Based Learning Platform. Our clients loved it, and the training led to meaningful business outcomes.”. About Knowledge Guru.
  • LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014
    [Providers] FM Global
    'At FM Global, a provider of commercial property insurance and risk management solutions, the learning function is as much a part of executive strategy-setting as other departmental functions in the organization. Click here to read full version
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Providers] Streamlining Your E-Learning Production Process for Efficiency—Q&A
    Q: Can you provide an example of one of your storyboards? 'Diane and I had the pleasure of sharing some ways we have streamlined our production process in last week’s “Best of DevLearn” Webinar presented by The eLearning Guild, which you can view here. Log in as at least a free Guild Associate to view the recording.). During the session we talked about: The data types to capture and analyze about your production process. How to map out your production process at both a macro and micro level. How to create a knowledge base to help train team members and reduce effort. storyboard? editing?
  • LEARNDASH  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Providers] Genesis Training Theme for WordPress
    Most important of the three criteria above is the support provided for the theme because you know you will at least have a couple of questions. 'Many people looking to create and sell online training courses using WordPress find themselves searching for the right theme. In reality, this can be a never ending process as the grass somehow always seems “greener” on the other side. You know what I mean. You spend hours looking over theme directories, testing all the demos and reading about the features until you are finally ready to make a purchase. Isn’t bloated.
  • TALENTLMS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Providers] How to Successfully Create a Self-Paced eLearning Course into Your LMS
    This makes it easier to purposely structure content in order to easily fit in with each learner’s preceding knowledge and existing concepts, which allows them to easily make sense of the new information being provided. Their main goal is to provide enough information about the targeted learner characteristics to allow those who are designing the self-paced e-learning course to imagine the learners that they are designing for. 'It is not surprising tha t corporations state that e-Learning is one of the most valuable training methods available today.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Providers] Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs
    Provide learners with tools to review information. 'The idea that massive open online courses (MOOCs) can greatly enhance learner engagement and retention in corporate training settings has been a recurrent theme on this blog. If your department is still using traditional instructor-led seminars for most of your training, well, you probably know that in some cases, there is no place to go but up.) One of the most significant advantages MOOCs have over ILT and traditional elearning is in how the content is delivered. Video is the primary means of content delivery in a MOOC.
  • EFRONT  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Providers] E-learning Deployment – Considerations and Tools
    Also, like in the self-hosted case, a hosted LMS cannot scale without extra technical support, (although, in the hosted LMS case this can sometimes be provided as an extra service for a fee). We’ll begin with the tools you’ll need if you opt for a self-hosted LMS solution, as they are more numerous and complicated: – A server [or a hosting provider]: a machine that is setup with a server operating system and a network connection capable of serving web content to your users. 'So you decided to deploy an e-learning solution for your enterprise or organization.
  • LEARNDASH  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] 6 Steps For Flipping Your Classroom
    As the learners go through the activity, make yourself available to provide guidance and to ensure everyone is progressing. 'Flipped classrooms are becoming more popular given the use of various edtech tools today. To put it simply, a flipped classroom relies upon students to watch or read course content outside of class hours, and during class they are immersed in activities that applies the content. While the flipped classroom concept sounds intriguing, you may be confused on how to get started. Easy Steps for Flipping a Classroom. Step 1: PLAN. Step 2: RECORD. Step 3: SHARE.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] Skillsoft Acquisition of SumTotal: Corporate Training Market Disruption?
    Earlier this year Wiley acquired CrossKnowledge with this same goal: providing a more integrated, embedded, and engaging learning experience for corporate employees. The combined company now has nearly 10,000 customers, more than 60 million users, and more than 2,400 employees around the world, making it among the largest corporate training providers. Skillsoft acquired Smartforce, NetG, ElementK, Mindleaders, Books24x7 and other smaller content providers. 'A bang just went off in the corporate training and HR market. One could call it "SkillTotal."). ").
  • ONLINE COACHING CLASS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] Selling a course online; what is the best software?
    So if you don’t care about a custom domain, the top three of most profitable online course providers is: 1+2. 'As a coach you probably have lots of content hanging around. This is the time to use your content and start creating and selling online courses. In this post I will focus on software in which you can create a course online and sell your course online on your website. This is obviously something different than selling courses on for instance Udemy , in this post we talk about how you can sell your own courses on your own website. Why would you sell courses on your own site?
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] Rising from the ashes of management
    In a networked workplace, management is just a service that needs to be provided, like electricity. 'If you want to destroy the entrepreneurial nature of work, then make management part of the hierarchy. Removing management from the hierarchy is probably the simplest thing that could be done to improve innovation and increase the motivation of those who really create business value. Management at Asana is seen as service role, rather than the next step in the pyramid on the org chart. The effect of that is that individual work is looked down on,” he says. ConnectedEnterprise Work
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
    [Providers] Zenler Online Schools Launches Beta by News Editor
    'Zenler (www.zenler.com), an eLearning authoring tool company and LMS provider, has launched a public beta of its Zenler. Online Schools (ZOS). Anyone can start an online school using ZOS, creating, selling, and tracking eLearning courses, and. building their own business. Design & Development Tools Learning Systems Training Strategies
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
    [Providers] NexLearn Announces New Patent for SimWriter Simulation Authoring Tool by News Editor
    'NexLearn, a leading provider of immersive-learning simulations and eLearning courseware, celebrates the recognition of. SimWriter as the only patented social-simulation authoring tool and announces that qualified new customers are eligible for a 30. percent discount on SimWriter licenses purchased before November 1, 2014. Design & Development Tools Immersive Learning Instructional Design Social Media Training Strategies
  • 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.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning Strategies: Creating Employee Development Training
    the competitive job-market today, organizations have to constantly strive to provide training and learning opportunities – not only to enhance their employees’ skills but also to provide opportunities for growth. Infographics within the course can provide a lot of information to the learners – in a more appealing way. It is a continuous process and, with technology-aided learning, it is now possible to provide the learner constant access to training, anytime they want and anywhere they need. One way to address this is to create two separate versions of a course.
  • 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.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Providers] Understanding the Roles in Knowledge Guru
    Provide a link to a “live scoreboard” if someone wants to use a Guru game as part of a live event. i. 'Every Knowledge Guru subscription includes four user roles. This post summarizes what each role can do. Account Owner. This role serves as our primary point of contact;  They can do these things: Function as a System Administrator: www.theknowledgeguru.com/systemadmin/. Depending on the subscription license, they may be able to create additional system admininstrators. Have access to   Manage Accounts  tab within system administration site; other system admins do not.
  • 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.
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