• LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014
    [Providers] As you read, the app adds music/sound effects, based on where you are in the story & the tone of your voice. It’s the future of children’s books.
    The iPad app triggers new scenes of content using image recognition, and transforms into a musical instrument when interacting with small wooden blocks provided with the book. 'New children’s book combines modern technology and storytelling — from iwantpop.com by. Excerpt (emphasis DSC): MONTREAL, April 15, 2014 /IWANTPOP.COM/ — Jonathan Belisle, a Montreal teacher, script writer and web entrepreneur, has developed the ultimate storytelling system. It’s a combination of old and new, traditional mythology and modern technology, a mixture of fantasy and reality.
  • LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Providers] E-Learning Challenges and Tips for Addressing Them
    'E-learning provides ready access to training in digestible chunks, and it is often a very cost-effective manner to offer training. However, those two elements sometimes lead senior leaders or potential clients to think that e-learning is always the best solution no matter what. In the April 2014 Infoline , “Basics of E-Learning Revisited,” authors Manjit Sekhon and Darin Hartley address common e-learning traps. Click here to read full version
  • LEARNDASH  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Providers] Manual Methods Still Dominate Training
    The abundance of providers and services out there actually can have a negative impact. Organizations want to know “what’s in it for them” – this is the language that LMS providers must speak. 'Despite an era of apps, online training methods, and learning management system automation, there are still a large number of organizations that rely upon manual methods for delivery and tracking. Not just small companies, but large ones! Just as surprising was that the majority of these respondents have revenues of at least $6 million! Why Is This Happening?
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Providers] “Labels Do Matter” A brief look at IBSTPI Competencies for Instructional Designers
    They provided me a copyright release, information about becoming a registered user, and about how to purchase a $15 booklet that contains the performance statement for each competency. For free, IBSTPI does provide an example of their performance statements by showing the first competency for the “Professional Foundations” domain, i.e., “Communicate effectively in visual, oral and written form.”. Essential - Solicit, accept, and provide constructive feedback. Practicing instructional designers do want to advance yet what do these titles really mean?
  • INSYNC TRAINING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Providers] The Pedagogy of Learning Design: A Translation of Pedagogies
    Every web site I encounter provides me with opportunities to explore – to find my way through the information. 'This is the first post in a series of five titled The Pedagogy of Learning Design by Phylise H. Banner. successful learning journey relies on informed design and practice. Let''s explore how theory and research translate into a designed approach to instruction. The Journey. When I think about every online experience I have had, the word that comes to mind is “navigation." Design Pedagogy
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Providers] 6 Ways Instructors Embrace Learning Management Systems
    Provide timely feedback –Learners in online courses have reported feelings of isolation when their work did not receive immediate feedback. Those who want to effectively train employers will use a learning management system to establish expectations, guide discussions, offer support, provide timely feedback, communicate effectively, and require participation. 'It is easy to say that software makes online learning possible, but this does not take into account the people behind successful training. In reality, instructors can make or break online learning experiences. Jeffrey A.
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Providers] Top 10 tips for creating a learning website
    Just as Moodle provides provides a great starting point for an effective learning management system (and can be used ‘out of the box’ for hosting one or two courses), open source content management systems such as Drupal, Joomla and WordPress are the place to start for most website requirements. It’s extremely well-supported, and provides most of the admin functionality required ‘out-of-the-box’. 'More and more often, a website is part of the blend for a successful change campaign. The most obvious example is a learning programme which engages with a wide, public, audience.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] 7 Ways to Boost Leadership EQ
    It provides a script to follow. 'Focusing on just a few leadership behaviors can have a significant effect on performance. It’s a paradox that the people who have the greatest strategic influence on an organization — senior leaders — often don’t develop the leadership skills that can have the greatest impact on performance. Consider emotional intelligence, or EQ, which has been shown to result in increased sales, better recruiting, more effective leadership and higher customer service. Here are seven ways to boost leadership EQ. People can fool their brains.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] Following Your Own Learning Programs
    In her research, flexible learning must be self-paced, focus on outcomes, provide support for learning, require a variety of resources and incorporate a variety of learning methods. 'Learning leaders may be doing their organizations an injustice by not spending the same effort and time educating themselves that they spend educating their workforce. Learning leaders care for individual and organizational development, whether that means managing performance, setting goals or devising learning solutions. The challenges that face workplace learning leaders are numerous. James Jr.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] Wiley Acquires CrossKnowledge: New Player in Corporate Learning
    Over the last several years Wiley acquired Inscape (DISC assessment products), Profiles International (prehire and team assessments), Deltak (learning management system and student relationship platform for the education industry), and now CrossKnowledge , a fast-growing provider of corporate e-learning, LMS, and content management solutions. CrossKnowledge, unlike other LMS providers in the market, is a solid e-learning development company. 'Most of us know John Wiley and Sons. as a book publisher. Well surprise: the company is much more. All rights reserved
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] Wiley Acquires CrossKnowledge: New Player in Corporate Learning
    Over the last several years Wiley acquired Inscape (DISC assessment products), Profiles International (prehire and team assessments), Deltak (learning management system and student relationship platform for the education industry), and now CrossKnowledge , a fast-growing provider of corporate e-learning, LMS, and content management solutions. CrossKnowledge, unlike other LMS providers in the market, is a solid e-learning development company. 'Most of us know John Wiley and Sons. as a book publisher. Well surprise: the company is much more. All rights reserved
  • MINDFLASH  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] How FocusAssist Works
    While this is certainly heavy handed it provides a great substitute for a live training environment, allowing trainees to take the course at their convenience. 'In a live training environment, generally a real life trainer works with one or more trainees to educate them on the training material. One benefit of this is that the trainer has a good sense of a trainee’s level of engagement. For instance, if a trainee were to fall asleep or be playing with their phone and not paying attention it would be quite obvious in a live training session. Note on Privacy and Security. Developer
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] LMS Increases Quality Business Management in Franchises
    More so, they are responsible for providing training material to all employees and supporting franchise owners. There is no need to worry about maintenance, as the software provider offers to maintain, upgrade and fix any problems that arise. 'Many business owners dream of starting companies that can serve all people. Unfortunately, this is not an ideal target market for most products and services. But some entrepreneurs don’t adhere to this warning. To make their dreams reality, business institutions use franchise business models. Cost Effective Communication Channels.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] Megatrends in MOOCs: #4 Microlearning Paths
    Digital learning environments, like MOOCs, can provide frameworks for a wide variety of microlearning activities. Five- to ten-minute videos can be used for everything from explaining a concept to providing the answers to frequently asked questions, running short software tutorials, and introducing new products. MOOCs can incorporate discussion boards, Q&A sessions, Twitter feeds, and other social media tools to provide opportunities for employees across organizations to communicate and collaborate. What is microlearning and why should we use it. Motivation is high.
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] The Serious eLearning Manifesto: Game On! Learning Survey
    In our 1-Question Surveys, we normally provide the Survey Report only to the responders, as a way of thanking them for taking the time to complete the survey. We found the commentary provided by our responders to be very insightful and, for me, very eye opening. Here’s the breakdown: What was most interesting to us was the fact that 75% of responders also provided optional comments. 'Our April 1-Question Survey focused on the Serious eLearning Manifesto recently released by Michael Allen, Julie Dirksen, Clark Quinn and Will Thalheimer. We are happy to oblige.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] Playing with the Definition of “Game Thinking” for Instructional Designers
    did find one source I found interesting, check out the Gamasutra article by Andrzej Marczewski which provides his take on game thinking. To paraphrase Jess Schell, the instructional game designer is creating a tool (the game) to provide the learner with the experience of learning a new concept, idea or gaining knowledge. 'Soon I will be presenting at the ASTD International Conference in Washington, DC. My title for the presentation is Three Mysterious Keys to Interactive Learning: Game-Thinking, Game-Elements, and Gamification. With nothing at risk, there is little to gain.
  • KIRKPATRICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] Tips You Can Use from a Kirkpatrick Bright Light
    Jared has developed a process to have a looping video play on all of the store''s break room TVs, which can be used to reinforce information learned in recent trainings and to provide contact information if employees have questions about any of a variety of topics. 'Last August, Jared Allen, Training Program Developer for Goodwill of Central Arizona, won the 2013 Don Kirkpatrick Scholarship. Since then, he has made impressive strides in improving his company''s training programs and subsequent evaluation. Click here for tips on optimizing your evaluation forms. Join the Discussion.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Providers] Top 100+ Learning Tools on Planet Earth! Please Vote! #Listly
    We provide no guarantee that those that claim to be experts are really experts. '3 BIG QUESTIONS What are the BEST (e-)learning tools for learning and teaching? Who are USING them? Who are EXPERTS in using them? Not only will you discover the top 100+ learning tools in this list, you will also discover who are the experts in using them. We are using Listly to empower these 3 questions to the world of learning. Secret hint? Connect with experts, and why not invite them to train you and your University/School/Corporation staff further (online or Face-to-face), if they are really awesome!
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Providers] What would our eLearning designs become if we worked in one of Google’s 8 Crazy Offices?
    But there are innovative companies that know how to provide a space for creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, new ideas, etc. 'I am currently enjoying the Creativity: Music to My Ears MOOC through NovoEd via the instructor, Tina Seeling from Stanford University. came across something today that perhaps you may identify with. Does your habitat foster creativity? Tina shared that the problem is many of us are working in environments that do not allow us to express our creativity. are welcomed! Perhaps you are a fellow innovator too yet feel the same? the desks are bolted to the floor).
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning: Is Right-Clicking Right?
      Lastly, if you are required to provide 508 compliant eLearning for learners with disabilities, right-clicking isn't supported at all. 'by Kevin Siegel      Most computer programs offer multiple ways to accomplish any one task. For instance, in Microsoft Word you can make a selected word bold using a menu, a toolbar button, pressing a keyboard shortcut, or by right-clicking the text. If you're responsible for creating a software simulation that teaches a learner how to make Word text bold, which of the commands are you going to simulate? Do you use it?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Providers] What do elearning users say?
    While not as well known in the US, they’ve been conducting research benchmarking on what organizations are doing and trying to provide guidance as well. 'Towards Maturity is a UK-based but global initiative looking at organizations use of technology for learning. I even put their model as an appendix in the forthcoming book on reforming L&D. So I was intrigued to see the new report they have just released. The report, a survey of 2000 folks in a variety of positions in organizations, asks what they think about elearning, in a variety of ways. The results are indicative.
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Providers] Thoughts on Soap Bubbles and Learning
    Eugene made the point that in the same way, when learning, it''s important to get that feedback to provide those markers that you''re actually moving along. Thanks Eugene for providing me anyway, with a much clearer way to think about the soap bubble layer 'To begin, if you''re not reading/following Eugene Eric Kim, you should. Really. On Twitter he is @eekim and you can find his blog here: [link]. Now a couple weeks ago, Eugene wrote a post called " THE KEY TO EFFECTIVE LEARNING? SOAP BUBBLES! They need those markers. . So let''s look larger though.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Providers] Bottom-Line Performance Wins Three Horizon Interactive Awards in Partnership with Regis Corporation and Dow AgroSciences
    Sharon Boller, company president and Chief Product Officer for Bottom-Line Performance had this to say upon award notification, “Our goal is to provide best-in-class learning solutions to our clients. 'Bottom-Line Performance (BLP) is the proud recipient of three awards in the 2013 Horizon Interactive Awards competition. The prestigious competition receives thousands of entries each year, and only 50% of all entries receive a Gold, Silver, or Bronze distinction for excellence in interactive media. The game was created in partnership with Dow AgroSciences to support a new product launch.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Providers] Knowledge sharing paradox revisited
    The practitioners I talked to about PPI [personal productivity improvement] said they would love to participate in PPI coaching, provided it was focused on the content on their own desktops and hard drives, and not the stuff in the central repositories. The organization can also help by providing tools and coaching on PKM. 'The knowledge sharing paradox is that enterprise social tools can constrain what they are supposed to enhance. People will freely share their knowledge if they remain in control of it because knowledge is a very personal thing. – Dave Pollard (2005).
  • SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Providers] The Learner’s Journey: A Process For Helping People Learn To Change
    The goal of this article is to explain that connection and in the process provide a way to better understand how people learn as well as change. 'It recently occurred to me how much Hollywood can teach us about how people learn as well as change. The point of learning anything is to cause a… [Continue Reading.]. The post The Learner’s Journey: A Process For Helping People Learn To Change appeared first on Social Learning Blog. Learning Storytelling elearning Organizational Change Management
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Providers] Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner
    Interactivities built within e-learning can effectively provide relief as well as challenge the learners to think and apply assimilated learning. Alternatively, an open text field may also be provided, where the learners can write their responses. Incomplete stories can also provide ‘food for thought’. Mascots or mentors are often part of e-learning, providing relief and the much needed ‘human touch’ in e-learning. They can be utilized to provide interactions as well. The assessment could be provided by giving a rating (gold, silver, bronze etc.)
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Providers] Would You Recommend Your L&D Department?
    An open-ended question often follows to provide guidance for corrective action. This one simple number explained the growth rates in industries as different as airlines, Internet service providers and car rental companies. My Internet service provider asks if I would recommend its service at the conclusion of every support call. 'If line leaders don’t think learning has value, they will not be loyal to the function. Capturing learning and development metrics too often entails asking the wrong people the wrong questions at the wrong time. and Satmetrix.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Providers] Five LMS Lists
    Enables you to upload not only your own courses, but also courses via a 3rd party authoring tool and/or purchased via a 3rd party provider. . Nor can you upload content from a 3rd party provider – example Skillsoft. Rarely can you upload 3rd party provider content. Often provides a day to day task list (checklist) of what they need to complete – This can also appear on a mobile device, but it does not have to.  The LMS vendor does not build their own authoring tool – rather it comes from an authoring tool provider via an API.  The Lists.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Providers] Lectora User Conference (#LUC2014) Recap
    It was cool to see a “boots-on-the ground” perspective of the many options Lectora provides — from using variables to simple page construction and image manipulation.  'I recently attended the Lectora User’s Conference held in Los Angeles and it was one of the most unique and intimate experiences I’ve had.  It was my first LUC, so I had no frame of reference — like a blank.AWT file I was ready for input! Opening Night. Trivantis Corporation knows how to put on a show!  The red carpet opening reception was a blast!  It was awesome! The #Broband. See all the conference photos on Facebook.
  • LEARNDASH  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Providers] 7 Ed-Tech Tools You Can Use Today
    Khan Academy - This is a not-for-profit that provides video lessons (over 4,000), many of which are taught by the founder Sal Khan. 'There are an abundance of education technology tools available today, it may be unclear as to which is best. While While I cannot answer this question, I can share some of the more popular tools that are available (most of which are free). You may have heard of most of these, but others may surprise you. Cool Ed-Tech Tools. There are pre-recorded lectures, interactive exercises, and live lesson screencasts. The live video chat is a nice feature.
  • EASYGENERATOR  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Providers] Creating eLearning Content around Learning Objectives with Simple and User-friendly Authoring Tools
    Figure 2 provides detailed information about the individual steps in the authoring process. Despite the value and advantages Tin Can provides, 56% of survey respondents have no familiarity with the Tin Can technology. 'In March 2014, easygenerator conducted a survey to identify trends in the eLearning arena. Research results indicated how eLearning professionals perceive the latest developments in the field, what challenges they face and what demands and requirements they have. 60 participants from 16 nationalities spread over 5 continents took part in the survey. Tin Can API.
  • MAKING CHANGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Providers] How to kick off a project and avoid an info dump
    I’m wondering if there’s something more complex here, like maybe the managers know they’re supposed to discipline people but aren’t comfortable providing the discipline. Let them see how job aids or a change in tools could solve the problem without training, and let them notice on their own that a lot of the content they provided isn’t necessary. 'Do you feel like you’re an assembly line worker in a course factory, expected to crank out training on demand? We’ll go into detail and practice these techniques (and more!) ” Then what?
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Providers] Seeking perpetual Beta
    Upon making your purchase, you will receive an email within 24 hours (usually much quicker) to the address you provide PayPal. 'ebook. After 10 years of blogging here, I have compiled my best posts into an ebook. It’s called Seeking perpetual Beta: a guidebook for the network era. Instead of digging through over 2,500 posts on this site, now you can read a cohesive narrative that covers learning, working, and managing in the emerging network era. This ebook is the result of a decade of seeking, sense-making, and sharing knowledge on the Web. The latter is suitable for printing.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Providers] Big Data and Performance Support by Dr. Conrad Gottfredson
    'Big data legitimately receives a lot of attention today for the important insights it can provide to executives as they make decisions. But by itself big data is not enough to create improved performance. What is needed is learning agility, and the key part played by performance support. Here is a guide to developing an integrated learning and performance support strategy. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Management Performance Support Training Strategies
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Providers] Latitude Learning featured by Research and Markets
    'Research and Markets has recently published a comprehensive research report which provides an in depth buyers guide for academic and corporate users of Learning Management Systems. Read the full article to find out more
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Providers] Take Our Softchalk Survey
    The Richmond, VA based privately held company is a provider of a variety of eLearning authoring tools. 'Our User Satisfaction survey series continues this month with SoftChalk. Read the full article to find out more and take the survey
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Providers] Is Saba Coming Back?
    They work with nearly every content provider. 'Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have some of the most complex and difficult large global customers. As with all pioneers, Saba had many challenges.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Providers] Is Saba Coming Back?
    They work with nearly every content provider. 'Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have some of the most complex and difficult large global customers. As with all pioneers, Saba had many challenges.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Providers] Is Saba Coming Back?
    They work with nearly every content provider. 'Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have some of the most complex and difficult large global customers. As with all pioneers, Saba had many challenges.
  • ECONTENT  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Providers] Wireless Internet Access on the Go
    Enter DayPass Wireless , which provided an easy, cost effective solution. 'Recently I spent some extended time down in Florida assisting my Dad. He does not have internet access at his home, and is not interested in having a service hooked up to his house. Needing and wanting 24x7 internet access meant I started research for a service which would solve my access issue. At this point I should comment that I paid for my service through  DayPass Wireless , and I have no relationship with anyone, or even know anyone with this company. found them via a Google keyword search. Economy 2.0
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
    [Providers] Why you should try video feedback with students [Scott Hayden; bcotmedia]
    Excerpt: …the rationale being that the learners, so used to consuming information from a resource-rich moving image centred multimedia experience, are provided with more detailed, personalised, and engaging feedback that is in keeping with the way they choose to consume information in their free time. 'Why you should try video feedback with students – from edudemic.com by bcotmedia; with thanks to Tim Pixley’s Scoop on this. digital audio digital learning digital video feedback ideas pedagogy teaching & learning
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
    [Providers] Are Professional Certifications Valuable?
    External certifications provided by vendors — as opposed to professional certifications that corporations create internally — are not created equal, however. 'Many companies invest in certifications in a haphazard, unplanned manner. The professional certification market is vast, and companies invest billions in it every year. But are they really getting a good return on their investment? According to International Data Corp., Careful evaluation is necessary to get the most value for your organization and employees. But it all starts with the learning leader.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
    [Providers] Taming Online Training at the San Diego Zoo
    Working Safely With Dangerous Animals provides training on industry standards for keeper training and safety when working with dangerous species. We have a product that is top-notch, interactive and has expanded to courses beyond animal care to business, management and communications, and really provides an opportunity for personal and professional growth. For instance, the American Association of Zoo Keepers recognized the benefits of collaborating with the academy while creating its own platform to provide specialized education and professional development.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
    [Providers] What is Social Media?
    It is about connecting with your communities: customers, employees, partners, investors, service providers. 'Two keywords of social media are "Social" and "Media". Social media is about being social. It is about conversations and collaboration between these communities. You are not social if you are not having a dialog. Remember, monologues were never considered social. Social media is also about using media to be social. In the very near past (and even today), conventional channels of media were more unidirectional and slow for two way communication.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
    [Providers] Open Learning Analytics
    To help provided quality curriculum and learning resources, we have launched LAMP: an open access, openly licensed learning analytics masters program. 'The future of systems such as business, government, and education will be data centric. Historically, humanity has made sense of the world through discourse, dialogue, artifacts, myth, story, and metaphor. While those sensemaking approaches won’t disappear, they will be augmented by data and analytics. Educators often find analytics frustrating. After all, how can you analyze the softer aspects of learning? Why does it matter?
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
    [Providers] Icing On The LMS Cake: Customizable, Automatic Reports
    Learning management systems (LMSs) provide the complete package , combining workplace communication channels with training portals and customized reporting options. 'Companies count more than dollars and cents to prove their success. They measure many aspects of business like sales, marketing, customer service and employee productivity, too. Compiling different reports can be time consuming and tedious. In the fast paced business world there is no time to tally up this information by hand. It needs to be updated constantly and easy to access at any time. Jeffrey A. interactyx.com.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Providers] The Five Elements Of A 'Simply Irresistible' Organization
    These benefits are fairly inexpensive to provide and they give people the freedom to work as they want to work. Here we see companies providing bus service to work, free dry cleaning delivery, personalized workstations, unlimited vacation, and health and gym facilities on campus. 'New Deloitte Global Human Capital Research shows that organizations today must work hard to create a meaningful, humanistic work environment to drive engagement, performance, and a magnetic attraction in the market. And this is good business. But there’s more. Do business leaders understand this?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Providers] The Five Elements Of A 'Simply Irresistible' Organization
    These benefits are fairly inexpensive to provide and they give people the freedom to work as they want to work. Here we see companies providing bus service to work, free dry cleaning delivery, personalized workstations, unlimited vacation, and health and gym facilities on campus. 'New Deloitte Global Human Capital Research shows that organizations today must work hard to create a meaningful, humanistic work environment to drive engagement, performance, and a magnetic attraction in the market. And this is good business. But there’s more. Do business leaders understand this?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Providers] The Five Elements Of A 'Simply Irresistible' Organization
    These benefits are fairly inexpensive to provide and they give people the freedom to work as they want to work. Here we see companies providing bus service to work, free dry cleaning delivery, personalized workstations, unlimited vacation, and health and gym facilities on campus. 'New Deloitte Global Human Capital Research shows that organizations today must work hard to create a meaningful, humanistic work environment to drive engagement, performance, and a magnetic attraction in the market. And this is good business. But there’s more. Do business leaders understand this?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Providers] The Five Elements Of A 'Simply Irresistible' Organization
    These benefits are fairly inexpensive to provide and they give people the freedom to work as they want to work. Here we see companies providing bus service to work, free dry cleaning delivery, personalized workstations, unlimited vacation, and health and gym facilities on campus. 'New Deloitte Global Human Capital Research shows that organizations today must work hard to create a meaningful, humanistic work environment to drive engagement, performance, and a magnetic attraction in the market. And this is good business. But there’s more. Do business leaders understand this?
  • REDTRAY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Providers] What’s the social learning buzz about?
    'Last week I posted an introduction to a series of blogs titled 8 easy ways to support global workforce with … Continue reading → Blended training eLearning General Social learning Clifford Chance training commelius e-learning e-learning providers L&D professionals learning and development Learning technologies legal sector learning social learning social learning tools social learning whitepapers
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Providers] Lynda Acquires Compilr. Now what Atomic Learning?
    The acquisition of Compilr reflects our dedication to providing members the best way to learn across a variety of segments, whether we build or buy to achieve those goals,” Eric Robison, president and CEO of lynda.com, said in a statement. We recognize the growing market demand for programming language instruction and are committed to providing a broad range of high-quality computer programming courses. Online training providers like Atomic Learning are going to need to think of simmilar ways to entice keep their users. But now there yet another reason!
  • LEARNDASH  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Providers] EdTech in K-12 Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]
    The infographic below, created by TeacherPortal, provides compelling reasons for the continued use of education technology in the K-12 environment – particularly within the classroom. 'Technology has always played an important role in education, but today it seems like the role of the various tech tools is greater than ever. There are likely a variety of reasons for this. would venture to say that the influence of mobile devices is a major driving factor. There really isn’t a time when we aren’t connected to the internet in some form. ed tech instructional design
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Providers] Video Creation Made Easy with TechSmith Relay
    The enterprise-wide solution provides a simple location to store and access videos for faculty and students. Stop 'We’ve been spending a lot of time in schools, watching how real educators and students use (or want to use) video. The reality is that even simple content creation is not as easy as you might think. Our new TechSmith Relay offering gives schools an “easy button” for video: from capture to sharing to assessment to analytics. But don’t just take our word for it. This video walks you through a real-life content creation example from end to end. Now what?
  • SHIFT ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Providers] Effective Goal-Setting in eLearning: Which Type of Goals to Use
    Well-designed eLearning courses with performance goals provide plenty of opportunity for practice; for instance, they enable learners to review and identify weaknesses and to practice behaviors that address these weaknesses. eLearning developers can ensure that learners meet performance goals by providing them with all necessary information and support. Finally, the link between performance and compensation should be obvious; for instance, by rewarding top performers and providing regular feedback. This article clearly differentiate both terms. Performance Goals.
  • DIGITALCHALK ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Providers] 12 Free Microsoft Teaching Tools
    They provide you with the tools, resources and activities you need to learn more about how technology plays a role in the advancement of learning in the 21st century. Expand your students’ mathematical understanding by providing them with the ability to solve math equations and plot visual graphs, within Word documents. Microsoft has also provided tutorials and system requirements for many of these tools on the product pages. With their growing community, you can create and share innovation. Learning Suite by Microsoft. SkyDrive. Flashcards. Fotor. Small Basic. Photosynth.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Providers] Can we jumpstart new tech usage?
    And what I want to suggest is that the slope up is where we realize the real meaningful affordances that the technology provides. 'It’s a well-known phenomena that new technologies get used in the same ways as old technologies until their new capabilities emerge. And this is understandable, if a little disappointing. The question is, can we do better? I’d certainly like to believe so! And a conversation on twitter led me to try to make the case. So, to start with, you have to understand the concept of affordances , at least at a simple level. cursor). Let me use an example.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Providers] User Assistance: Electronic Ink
    The radio frequency emitted by the scanner provides enough power to roll the ping-pong balls.) A 'by Tony Self    Electronic ink technology (eInk) is one of the most overlooked inventions in publishing. eInk has been around for a decade, and by rights should now be far more prevalent than it is today. But things may be about to change as innovators are starting to use eInk to make amazing new products, including some that may cause big changes in technical publications. eInk is the technology used in most dedicated eBook readers, such as Kindle and Nook. eInk label.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Providers] Mentoring or Coaching: What’s Best for Your Company?
    Often, a mixture of both models can provide the most effective support for organizational talent. Talent management software vendors can provide some tracking capability, but do not provide in-depth coaching and mentoring program workflows optimized to help guide these programs. Software also can provide reporting on key metrics such as program enrollment and completion dates and auto-populate employee records with program results. 'Mentoring and coaching strategies translate to better employee engagement and retention. But managing these programs can be a challenge.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Providers] What educationally-related affordances might we enjoy from these TV-related developments?
    As service providers go beyond household level and address individuals, the role of log-ins or context will become important. 'CONTENTS. Content discovery and synchronization. With access to rich data about their subscribers and what they do, operators can improve recommendation, encourage social TV and exploit second screen synchronization. Recordings get more personal. One of the next big steps in multiscreen TV is giving people access to their personal recordings on every screen. This is the moment for nPVR to finally make its entrance. Evolving the User Experience. Data driven.
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Providers] LMS Training Keeps Nurses on Front Lines of Medicine
    It is not enough to think that taking a course will provide all the knowledge necessary to carry out imperative tasks. An LMS provides a high quality learning experience for people in medical fields, but no LMS offers a better experience than TOPYX®. 'Learning management systems (LMSs) are becoming essential tools to the medical community. When it comes to the nursing profession, there is a constant need to stay up-to-date with certifications and coursework. This training is essential for the health of their patients and needs to be implemented right away. Jeffrey A.
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Providers] My Next Role Is …
    There is plenty more to share and discover on the TTO official website , or with the press release but the highlights are as follows: An organizational culture change service provider offering assessment, consulting and learning services. 'To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.  Sir Winston Churchill.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Providers] Well worth a Listen
    Not too surprising there was one case where the application of technology was seen as a means to leverage outcomes while at the same time providing opportunities to rationalise resources, as in teachers, mmm. 'Not quit a predication but the title of a really informative, thought provoking and even controversial short series of broadcasts from BBC4 Radio by Sarah Montague called My teacher is an App that investigate ‘The classroom of the Future’, ‘The University of the Future’ and ending with ‘An Education Revolution?’ now that one was a surprise that I was most certainly not expecting.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Providers] How to Compete with FREE eLearning
    The problem with very general offerings is that they offer little value to your members and chances are, similar content may already exist, perhaps it’s even available for free from another association or education provider. Required training, such as a professional certification course or continuing education, provides members with real value, value you can and should charge for. If so, can your association become an accredited provider of this training? Have additional tips for competing with free eLearning providers? 'Everyone loves free. Not necessarily. Step 1.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Providers] Megatrends in MOOCs: #3 Updating the Competency-Based Training Model
    All of the major MOOC providers have verified certificate programs. Companies can recommend courses from the major MOOC providers or license courses from a third-party developer and then design their own competency-based assessments. This minimizes the time they spend learning what they already know (which often constitutes a large part of instructor-led training), as well as provides opportunities for them to apply what they learn. This provides a powerful solution for firms to address their skills gap now, before they fall even further behind. Direct assessment.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Providers] Filtering for Future ProFessional Frontiers #pkm14
    started to build MyKeyPeople list within twitter: adding those twitterers that are of importance to me, that provide new insights, links, ideas. 'As the Personal Knowledge Management (PKM14) course moves into its second week, all the participants are asked to filter their social media / their networks. We are suggested to use more advanced filters: e.g. using feeds from people or/and groups, using automated filters of choice (e.g. hootsuite or tweetdeck to filter the personal twitter and other streams). had both used them briefly in the past, but not to their full potential. Again.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Providers] Certification Design Frameworks
    There are required core credits in each domain area with some areas that provide room for elective credits. While students don’t receive a certification for a high school education this more universal experience provides a visual framework for how to approach a curriculum and a progression through it. CompTIA provides an example of a hybrid approach with their IT industry multi-pronged career roadmap. Their Their roadmap provides a visual for individuals new to the field and IT professionals in transition with a view of key technology areas.  years of experience). 
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Providers] Evolving role of Trainers in Corporate Learning
    This provides support for the learners and instills confidence. 'With the changing face of corporate learning, there are many ways that learners are choosing to learn within the workplace. Even with newer platforms of learning, the worth of one-to-one interactions in learning cannot be over-stated. The trainer plays a pivotal here – a role which is nevertheless evolving with the changing needs of the corporate learners. Within the confines of strictly traditional classrooms, the trainer was the center of focus for all learners. Role of the trainer in Classroom Learning.
  • LEARNDASH  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Providers] Blended Learning? Start Here First
    Ideally, the technology should be a means to enhance instruction, not provide it. Based on your individual needs, determine if the available reports will provide you with relevant learner insight. For example, bring-your-own-device programs will require different set-up than classroom provided tools. 'If you have ever considered implementing a blended learning approach to your live training or classrooms, then you are well aware of the benefits it can bring to learning. It can be difficult to sift through all the noise to find your way forward. What is the focus?
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Providers] Adobe Captivate: Bookmarking Without an LMS
    'by Kevin Siegel      Bookmarking a lesson provides the learner an opportunity to continue viewing a lesson from the exact spot where they left off. If you've uploaded your eLearning lesson into a Learning Management System, bookmarking is enabled by default in every lesson that you publish.    If you're not working with an LMS and you still want to enable bookmarking, you're out of luck, right? Not exactly. With  With a few simple clicks, you can enable bookmarking within any Captivate project. The Skin Editor Window opens.).
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Providers] Interlude CEO Yoni Bloch to showcase the power of interactive video at the Future of Kids’ TV Summit at MIPTV 2014 [businesswire.com]
    With the potential to create wonderful learning experiences for children, The Summit provides a global stage for attendees to make meaningful changes in the technologies used for entertainment and education.”. 'Interlude CEO Yoni Bloch to showcase the power of interactive video at the Future of Kids’ TV Summit at MIPTV 2014 — from businesswire.com. Excerpt: “Interactive videos that respond to children’s preferences can transform TV and educational programming from a passive experience to an active one that is fun and engaging.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Providers] 8 surprising facts about undergrads and ed-tech [Stansbury]
    Excerpt: It’s not every day, after scouring headlines from dozens of news sources, that news—especially education technology news—can surprise a seasoned education writer; but in recent research provided by EDUCAUSE, as well as a spiffy new infographic, many details on how undergraduate students are using ed-tech are fascinating…in that they’re not always as ‘cutting-edge’ as some may think. '8 surprising facts about undergrads and ed-tech — from eCampusNews.com by Meris Stansbury. Infographic from BachelorsDegreeOnline.com.
  • SHIFT ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Providers] The Psychology of How Learners Explore and Find Information Online
    The challenge for eLearning developers is to provide learners better access to the right kind of information—one that''s complete, useful and reliable. 'Psychologists, eLearning professionals and other experts have always been interested in how we consume information online. Receiving and transmitting information are not new to us. But our entirely novel information environments are clearly shaping the way we search for and consume information. Today, "p roviding people with access to more information is not the problem. Here are some relevant points of the theory. Information Foraging
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Providers] Use Culture to Pave the Way for Change
    Understanding a company’s cultural strengths, then effectively tapping into the energy and emotional commitment those strengths engender in employees, provides incredible momentum to accelerate transformation. More informally, a CLO could provide opportunities for employees with similar interests to get together to talk about their work and their experiences adopting the critical behaviors. 'A culture-led approach to learning may be just what employees need to adapt to change and sustain change-motivated business results long term. JetBlue Airways Corp. principal.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Providers] When Remembering Really Matters – New White Paper from Sharon Boller
    You’ll learn more about how to apply these strategies, and the research behind them, in the white paper: Provide frequent, spaced intervals of learning instead of “glops” or “unrepeated waves.” ” Provide multiple repetitions. Provide immediate feedback for mistakes, and make sure learners get it right before moving forward. 'Sharon Boller, President of Bottom-Line Performance, has authored a new white paper:  When Remembering Really Matters: Learning Strategies for Long-Term Retention. The Cost of Not Remembering. Putting it all together.
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Providers] Sneak Peek at Lectora 12
    The new button tool will let you customize each state of the button with color, text, font, and style options, and provide access to a new disabled state.  The improvement of the back-end HTML code will not only improve the accuracy of the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) nature of the application, but it will also allow screen readers to better identify lists and tables and will provide a more accurate experience for those with disabilities relying on them. Either way, it’s an update Lectora users will undoubtedly look forward to! With version 12, you’ll FINALLY be able to!
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Providers] Interview with Misha McPherson, Director of Worldwide Sales Enablement, Marketing Software company
    'Misha McPherson is director of worldwide sales enablement with a San Francisco-based provider of cloud-based digital marketing software. Online learning has proven to be an easy, cost effective way to deliver training to new hires and to provide new trainings to our existing salesforce. She is responsible for creating and managing the onboarding and ongoing sales training for 250 field sales personnel worldwide. Prior to this, McPherson was director of global learning and development at Yammer, and also held senior sales training management positions at Monster and Yahoo!
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Providers] What Makes a Great Training Organization?
    We found the criteria to be based either on volume-based metrics – such as total budget, percentage of payroll, number of hours of training, etc; or on criteria that seemed somewhat nebulas in terms of providing guidance on what should be done and how to do it (examples are leadership commitment, learning strategy, execution, etc.). 'As a training manager, we all seek to understand what we can do or implement, that would transform and revolutionize how training impacts the business. Industry award programs was the first place we looked. Sure we could have announced our findings earlier.
  • BAMBOO PROJECT  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Providers] Clarifying the Job Landscape: Trends and Issues Impacting Your Career
    'For the next 12 months, I''ll be working with career counselors and employment specialists who provide services through the public workforce system. You probably think of them as the people at the "unemployment office." . We''re starting out by taking a look at the work landscape and the various trends  that are impacting workers. These are issues I''ve talked about a lot here, but I wanted to bring them all together for this group. . It occurred to me this morning that this info might be helpful to some of my readers here, so I''m sharing the video.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Providers] Move the hierarchy to the rear
    Hierarchical structures are not able to provide a higher complexity and must give way to structures that are dominated by lateral interactions. 'In an environment where everyone is a leader, some other mechanism needs to be put in place to ensure that everyone can maintain and optimize the tenets of fairness, trust and transparency so the entire organization can move forward. – Harrison Monarth: HBR. But what is the mechanism and why is it important to have an environment where everyone can be a leader? After all, most leaders are quite comfortable where they are.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Providers] Targeting Your Influence Part 3
    Upon hearing the question asked above, we used the group’s own data to provide a relevant, tangible, data-based answer. 'A healthcare manager-practitioner participating in one of my live sessions laid a challenge down last week, “What is my return for taking the time to target and map the core of my team? What can I expect to get back and what’s in it for my organization?” We often utilize the process of ‘targeting the core’ of a workgroup within my workshops, as I previously discussed in my last two blogs. The participants worked in 12 different companies and government organizations.
  • EASYGENERATOR  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Providers] Improved adaptive courses with easygenerator’s Plus edition
    It will provide the learner with an at-a-glance view of the course, including location in the course and what additional pages and activities the learner must complete to reach their identified goal. The presentation below shows the template set-up and provides brief explanations of how to use it. 'Easygenerator and its partner, Inbrain, together have collaborated to create a completely new adaptive master page (template) for the Windows based Plus Edition of easygenerator. The best way to understand this new template and its approach is to see it.
  • CHALLENGE TO LEARN  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Providers] A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer
    In this post I want to provide some rules of when to apply a formal course, when to apply a different form of eLearning or even when to apply something other than elearning. 'This is the second post in the series of 22, that will form a how to guide to the principles of the eLearning manifesto. This is about Principle #2: “Do not assume eLearning is the Answer”. The principle sounds simple; however I think it needs additional groundwork to be able to give an appropriate answer. First: What are we talking about? Is e-Learning a formal course or is everything you learn digitally eLearning?
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014
    [Providers] Top Six BYOD Considerations: Adopting an Open (Screen) Door Policy by Robert Gadd and Katherine Guest
    information and provide training and support. 'BYOD (bring your own device) policies are beginning to transform the way many organizations distribute. Here are some key guidelines and words of caution for. training and development groups dealing with the challenges of mobile-device acceptance. Emerging Topics Management Mobile Learning
  • LEARNDASH  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014
    [Providers] 26 Ways To Facilitate Learning
    Provide – Give the students with the tools to connect the dots. Watch them work and provide guidance. 'There are many different instructional design techniques available today, and as such it is can be difficult to determine which one is best for the content you are presenting. No matter the context for your content there are a handful of techniques you can use to maximize its effectiveness. Below are 26 techniques, as originally detailed by Mia MacMeekin. You can leverage these to enhance your content. 26 Techniques For Guiding Learning. Don’t just give the answer.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014
    [Providers] LearningNow - 25 tips for delivering Performance Support
    As a result of crowdsourcing on the day, we are able to provide hints and tips for: Letting go of control to enable collaboration (thanks to the wonderful Jane Hart!) 'Towards Maturity and Epic, one of our founding Ambassadors , have teamed up to bring you ‘LearningNow’ events where attendees are invited to explore and tackle key L&D issues of the day during an interactive and practical workshop. These events offer attendees the opportunity to connect, contribute and learn by aligning benchmark findings, workplace process and best practice.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014
    [Providers] Megatrends in MOOCs: #1 Adoption at Corporate Universities [Nielson]
    In many ways, the reasons corporate universities have expanded are some of the same reasons that MOOCs are becoming so popular, especially for a growing crop of non-traditional learners: the courses provide a way for learners to get the personalized education they need to succeed in their job and advance their career, and both students and employers are finding that traditional colleges and universities are not satisfactorily preparing graduates to enter the workforce. 'Megatrends in MOOCs: #1 Adoption at Corporate Universities — from by Bryant Nielson.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014
    [Providers] Towards Maturity's 19 tips for making the most of CIPD L&D Show 2014
    Learning Empowers Business Transformation for Healthcare Provider HC-One C – Acteon 14.30, 30th 6. 'The CIPD Learning and Development show is taking place in London Olympia on the 30th April – 1st May. We’ve been taking a look at the programme and have spotted a number of our friends and supporters who we always love to learn from! So if you are planning to go, here are what we believe will be the 19 ‘best bits’! On the 30th at 9.30am. Delivering Engaging E-Learning through Virtual Classroo m s with Niall Gavin (First Group) and Lisa Johnson (Barnardos).
  • ECONTENT  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014
    [Providers] SEO in the Google Privacy World
    Thus, upon browsing my blogs analytics, or a more extensive review via Google Analytics, the words "not provided" appears in my keyword search tables over 67% of the time. This service is provided at no charge, and can even be dynamically linked to your Google Analytics account. You'll see that although my analytics account provides little or no value as it relates to keyword results, my Google Webmaster Tools account provides a wealth of information. Thankfully, there is also Google WebMaster Tools. NorthStarNerd.Org - Organic Search Results. Login.
  • LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
    [Providers] See SAM in Action
    'This webcast will demonstrate the techniques vital to creating successful e-learning programs and will provide participants with the skills to use advanced design techniques to create e-learning programs that drive productivity. You will learn effective ways to design learning events that go far beyond the transmission of information to achieve behavior change and targeted performance levels. Click here to read full version
  • LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
    [Providers] Tame Your LMS: Practical Tips for a Smooth Implementation
    Tracking training, assigning compliance courses, providing employees with career development—everything would become easier! 'Training professionals in every industry are furrowing their brows over the same issues. Embracing a learning management system (LMS) would allow their employees to access high-quality training material with increased convenience. Click here to read full version
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
    [Providers] Small Businesses Invest in Online eLearning Tools
    Learning management systems (LMSs) provide tools of collaboration that are easy to access anytime, from anywhere. More so, a cloud-based social LMS that is hosted, maintained and updated through the software provider makes it possible for people to access the small business work center at anytime through any device that has a web browser and internet connection. 'Small businesses find much of their value lies in human capital. Employees can be their greatest assets. When employees have the tools to collaborate with one another, big things happen. Collaboration can fuel growth.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
    [Providers] What makes a teacher successful in an online classroom is no different than a face-to-face classroom
    do believe tapping into social learning is key combined with Jocelyn’s “core” and providing feedback. 'I have been involved in a heated discussion on the Chief Learning Officer Magazine group on LinkedIn and mentioned this previously on this posting, Why do we need to know the hottest eLearning trends? Why not innovate learning with what we already have? am excited that I did year from Ladan Nikravan Senior Editor at MediaTec Publishing that my original posting will be featured in their June issue. But it’s never the venue or technology that really matters.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
    [Providers] Part3 #xAPI and #LRS #learningAnalytics #eln
    Oracle, statistics tools) Ben uses it to power Open Badges from Mozilla (great for informal mooc learning), xAPI provide an underlying layer for a badge: if you do this, this and this…. 'Part3 Ben Betts from HT2 on Learning Record Store and #xAPI of the seminar, part 1 including general links and frameworks can be seen here , part 2 focusing more on tools can be found here. Ben Betts: www.learninglocker.net xAPI (official name) and Tin Can are two names but covering the same thing, bit different ownership. Ben looks at the anatomy of a statement (showing it IRL). You get a badge.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
    [Providers] Megatrends in MOOCs: #2 Facilitating Learning Organizations
    Although MOOCs as we know them today didn’t even exist when he wrote the article, the courses provide effective ways for companies to achieve all five factors. MOOCs offer opportunities for workers to enhance their skills and become increasingly specialized by providing flexible, engaging learning activities that employees can engage in on their own time, or even just while waiting for the elevator. MOOCs won’t necessarily replace all of the formal training in an organization, but they can provide a platform to demonstrate its value. Promote and reward expertise.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
    [Providers] part1 notes from #xApi workshop #LearningAnalytics
    Learning strategy needs to be built to know what you want to look at Self-reporting is depending on subjective meaning giving (cfr classic learning diaries that learners provide by self-reporting) Validation of actions actually being undertaken by the learner participant Coming to a mutual shared meaning of used self-reported vocabulary Iteration of tracking due to learning which data does matter, how tin can actually works, how to automate data tracking for self-reported and informal learning. And there is a wiki with lots of working documents and status details as well.
  • REDTRAY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Providers] 8 easy ways to support global workforce with learning technology
    'Lately I’ve been asked to contribute a few hints and tips on the use of learning technology in organisations to … Continue reading → eLearning General Learning technologies Social learning Commelius solutions e-learning learning at work learning for legal firms learning management learning technology LMS m-learning mobile learning social learning training providers UK virtual classroom workforce on the go
  • LEARNDASH  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Providers] 5 Ways ELearning is Awesome
    'The benefits elearning provides organizations and individuals alike is unlike anything we have seen before in the training space. Business are realizing economies of scale, as well as the universal (consistent) education of their workforce. At the same time, the individual is benefiting from ease-of-use as well as convenience. Used correctly, a well thought-out elearning program has the potential to bring about a pretty reasonable return on investment. The benefits also of elearning transcend monetary value. Live classroom (or boardroom) instruction cannot be completely replaced.
  • INSYNC TRAINING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Providers] Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: A Virtual Engagement Primer
    Virtual training design doesn''t need to be difficult - but designers do need a working knowledge of the features each virtual classroom tool provides. 'This is the first post in a series of seven titled Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: A Virtual Engagement Primer. In this blog series, Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics, I''ll be sharing high-level summaries of virtual classroom tools, including chat , breakout rooms , whiteboards , application sharing , synchronized web browsing , and survey and feedback tools. Why use these new tools at all?
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Providers] The Superiority of Backroads
    Still - for longer engagements, I have to keep in mind that if I can manage to provide different activities (not "ok, let''s change subjects" or "let''s look at another program on this computer" ) I''d likely have a better chance of having an engaged audience. 'My road buddy. I chose to do a grand southern road trip for Up 2 All of Us and Ecosystem 2014 this year. My initial thinking - since it was easier for me to drive down to Greensboro, NC.then I was looking at turning around, driving BACK to DC, THEN getting on a plane to Orlando the next day.I might as well drive the whole loop.
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