• THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014
    [Providers] A Productive Learning Culture
    Learning opportunity: provide access to high-quality, curated learning opportunities, not a large number of choices. 'In a blog post titled, "Building a Productive Learning Culture", Thomas Handcock and Jean Martin say that businesses, because of need and demand, are increasing employee participation in training but failing to increase productivity. Even with all of these additional opportunities for learning, most workers are not acquiring the knowledge and skills they need to be successful. The authors believe that a culture change is required.
  • KZO INNOVATIONS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014
    [Providers] KZO eLearning Video Platform: What Sets it Apart?
    Although the videos are prerecorded, this conversation feature provides an incomparable interactive interface. . The KZO video suite provides engagement, video analytics, and manageability, taking the eLearning video platform to new heights. . 'Using video for educational purposes is increasingly becoming the norm in the eLearning industry.  There are many platforms out there that host these eLearning videos.  With its increasing popularity, social video presentations are proving successful at engaging with any audience demographic.  Engagement. Track Metrics.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014
    [Providers] Using NuGet Part 2 – Creating.NET NuGet Packages
    Note: Depending on which NuGet server you are publishing to, you may need to provide more information to authenticate yourself with that server. 'Looking for a better way to reference external libraries? NuGet may be just what you’re looking for. This is Part 2 of 3 blog posts about NuGet. This series of blog posts will cover some basic information on what NuGet is as well as how you can create and consume your own.NET and native C++ NuGet packages. Part 1 – NuGet Basics. Part 2 – Creating.NET NuGet Packages (You’re already here!). Creating a.NET NuGet Package. <?xml
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014
    [Providers] Bringing out the Best through Online learning: How can e-learning help introvert learners?
    Self-paced and technology-abled learning provides a safe and comfortable platform for all learners – to learn as per their own needs and pace. Instructors can review these journals over time and give their comments or provide the learners with answers as per their needs. Providing suitable learning opportunities for all not only helps in impactful learning but creates efficient employees as well. 'Today, organizations spend a lot of time and money creating training programs to develop and hone the skills of their workforce. They are not. Zimmermann. Learning
  • EDYNCO  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014
    [Providers] How to design student friendly Learning maps? – Here is your Guide and a Gift
    Learners can independently choose order of reviewing the topics they need/want, but they are still provided with the right level of guidance through the instructional components. 'The end of the year is time when we look back and review everything we’ve done. Thus also for Edynco, year 2014 was a year, dedicated to raise awareness about Learning maps. Through our blog posts, we’ve tried to explain what are Learning maps, how to use and create them and why to use them. Firstly, let’s refresh our memory about what is a Learning map and why should we use it? So are you ready?
  • B ONLINE LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] Quality Indicator Reporting for ASQA Made Easy
    'The Data Provision Requirements 2012 requires all Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) registered with ASQA to provide an annual summary report of their performance against the learner engagement, employer satisfaction and competency completion quality indicators to ASQA. RTO’s are required to use a Learner Questionnaire and Employer Questionnaire to collect the data for the learner engagement and […]. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy ASQA data quality indicator RTO storyline VET
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] Looking Up
    Your purpose is Performance Support, providing accessible knowledge when people need to have it. 'Ever been so busy you forgot to buy gas? Just too busy! Ever been so busy you can’t send a text message saying how busy you are? Ever been so busy that when you woke up for work it was dark, and now you look around and it’s dark again? Been there. . And I think generally this is the world a lot of us live in.  . Lots of projects, lots of stake holders, users, customers and learning aids to develop. Lots of research to do, micro-learning, micro-videos, micro-blogs. Myers-Briggs.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] Khan Academy lands on the Xbox One bringing free education videos to your TV [ Al-Riyami]
    The app provides access to thousands of educational videos on a range of different topics. The non-profit organization provides its video’s complete free of charge and makes them available to anyone in the world. 'Excerpt from  Khan Academy lands on the Xbox One bringing free education videos to your TV — from winbeta.org by Fahad Al-Riyami; with thanks to Keith W. O’Neal for posting this on Twitter. First available on the web, then on mobile devices, Khan Academy is now available on the Xbox One console too. No ads, and no regional restrictions. Daniel S.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] The Gift of Clarity (And Using Goals to Provide It)
    'How is your week going? If you are anything like many of the people I have spoken with this week, you are having one of the most productive weeks of the year. Your focus is like a laser, your to-do list is pared back, and your eyes are on the prize: to finish up the most critical items before the end of the year. So, I have to ask you: why is every week not more like this one? The likely answer is that in other weeks you lack the goal clarity that is helping you focus now. Our new research, High-Impact Performance Management: Using Goals to Focus the 21st-Century (Not a Bersin member?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] The Gift of Clarity (And Using Goals to Provide It)
    'How is your week going? If you are anything like many of the people I have spoken with this week, you are having one of the most productive weeks of the year. Your focus is like a laser, your to-do list is pared back, and your eyes are on the prize: to finish up the most critical items before the end of the year. So, I have to ask you: why is every week not more like this one? The likely answer is that in other weeks you lack the goal clarity that is helping you focus now. Our new research, High-Impact Performance Management: Using Goals to Focus the 21st-Century (Not a Bersin member?
  • DIGITALCHALK ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Google in the Classroom
    It’s easier than ever for teachers to access the many free tools Google provides. 'Google just might change the way you teach—in a good way. It makes grading more efficient, enriches the classroom experience, and allows you to connect with your students on a level they understand—all for free. After making a full Google Docs integration this year in my history classroom, I will never go back,” wrote Nate Green, an educator and blogger with edSocialMedia.com. With a full educational suite and dozens of other free tools, you may feel the same way. Classroom.Google.Com is Your Best Friend.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Book Review: Don't Hire the Best
    He doesn''t leave us with theories and observations but deep dives into the details of how to conduct the evaluation providing many practical insights, implementable suggestions and heaps of learning. 'I have been catching up on my reading of late after my “to-read” list crossed 50. The most recent book I completed is Abhijit Bhaduri’s ( @AbhijitBhaduri ) Don’t Hire the Best. Intrigued by the title, I approached the book with some amount of curiosity. The subtitle of the book is: An Essential Guide to Picking the Right Team. However, the book per se is much more than that.
  • KZO INNOVATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Pull Learning: Adopt Now and Never Look Back
    In recent years though, more and more companies are seeing the vast benefits pull learning can provide. 'Many companies have chosen to adopt pull learning strategies for their employees.  Rather than pushing learning content from a corporate account to the employee, companies are letting employees pull the content when needed.  This more informal way of learning at first may not seem like it can make a huge difference in the way employees learn.  Employee Engagement. It can be difficult, even downright impossible to convince employees to attend workshops or long training sessions. 
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Building a Learning and Performance Support Ecosystem (Steve Foreman) #elguild
    And we see a trend to provide more options for learning within the work environment and the workflow. That will help you identify where to provide work-based solutions. 'eLearning Guild online webinar with Steve Foreman (InfoMedia Designs). These are my live blogged notes. Here''s the event page describing the webinar. What is an ecosystem and why build it? To enhance individuals and orgs by connecting people with a broad range of techs that drive performance. ALL of these are included in an ecosystem. with more on-demand training. The six components? Where do you start?
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] The elements in this piece provide a recipe for maximum engagement: Weird Al Yankovic’s “Word Crimes” video
    In fact, for me, the elements in this piece provide a recipe for maximum engagement. 'Educators and trainers take note! Take a moment to check out “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Word Crimes” video. Then take a moment to reflect about the elements that “Weird Al” and Jarrett Heather used in this piece…what comes to your mind? For me — and regardless what you think of his music here — “Weird Al” and Jarrett have come up with a solid piece of pedagogy here.  In fact, this could be a fun intro piece to several classes out there!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Why L&D?
    So Don’s provided, to me, a good point on why we might still want L&D (well, P&D really ;) in the organization. 'One of the concerns I hear is whether L&D still has a role. The litany is that they’re so far out of touch with their organization, and science, that it’s probably  better to let them die an unnatural death than to try to save them. The prevailing attitude of this extreme view is that the Enterprise Social Network is the natural successor to the LMS, and it’s going to come from operations or IT rather than L&D. design social strategy
  • TALENTLMS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Performance Based eLearning
    Make sure you not only have screenshots of the software but also a problem situation that can be solved using the provided list of options. Provide a customer service scenario in which you show bubble speeches of a customer from being irate to content, depending upon the response of the learner. Contrast this with a mere drill and practice and recall activities usually associated with interactivity providing strategies. 'If there is one thing that fails an eLearning course, it’s the capability to differentiate performance of its learners from pre-course to post-course.
  • EFRONT  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] The Art And Science Of User Feedback
    You can of course take it a step further and conduct market research, hire an analyst, etc, but when it comes to the core operation of your e-learning service, your LMS platform should provide you with all the essential tools to collect user feedback. it’s the only thing that will provide valuable insight. Getting feedback, especially with all the tools provided in a modern LMS platform, is the easy part. 'Running a business, or any other social endeavor for that matter, is all about feedback. Which is exactly what we’re going to cover in this post. Getting it.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] 10 Predictions for Enterprise Collaboration in 2015
    new generation of measurement tools will provide the ability to slice and dice data by individual contributors, using detailed drill-down data to assess personal reach, influence and performance. As users get increasingly bombarded with information, competition for their attention will drive a shift toward multi-media content such as video, screencasts and images to provide a more compelling end-user experience. Service providers will build new revenue channels around knowledge management platforms. 'AUSTIN, Texas – Dec. 17, 2014 – Enterprise collaboration is booming.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] What Makes an Awesome eLearning Template?
    Feature Flexibility: Provide as many options and features as possible (changing # of questions, scores, timers, etc.). Tutorials: Provide quick and easy tutorials on how to use the files. 'Early in my eLearning career my manager brought me a CD trial of a software application that made interactions and games. They were really templates. remember my frustration with this application when I tried to make modifications to the templates. wasn’t able to delete one of the questions. struggled to find a way to change the button color. YOU can define what it is. eLearning Templates.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] Add Motion Effects to Your Holiday Greeting Card Video with Camtasia Studio 8.4 – Part 2
    Just copy and paste the URL of the video you want into the field provided. 'In this tutorial, Camtasia Studio’s green screen effect is used to add special motion effects to your holiday greeting card video. NOTE : This tutorial is a continuation of the tutorial entitled “ Create a Holiday Greeting Card Video with Camtasia Studio 8.4 – Part 1 “ If you have not yet completed that tutorial, you can do so here:  [link]. Example Video. About Green Screen Effects. The color to be removed can be green, black, or any other color. Where To Find Free Green Screen Videos.
  • JPL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] Articulate Storyline 2: Click? Tap? Select? Press?
    How do we best provide instructions for learner interactions that will be viewed on a desktop or mobile device? 'With the new release of Articulate Storyline 2 and improved HTML5 output enabling a more effective tablet eLearning experience, our JPL Learning Solutions team was abuzz with discussion.  For years, envisioning a learner sitting at a desk and working on a laptop or desktop computer with a mouse, I’ve written audio narration and screen text like: “click the images to learn more”, “click to explore” and “click to select the best response”. Click? Select? Press? Select? Press?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] Challenges in engaging learning
    Getting the models is hard when the resources provided don’t include that information. 'I’ve been working on moving a team to deeper learning design. The goal is to practice what I preach, and make sure that the learning design is competency-aligned, activity-based, and model-driven. Yet, doing it in a pragmatic way. And this hasn’t been without it’s challenges. I presented to the team my vision, we worked out a process, and started coaching the team during development. In retrospect, this wasn’t proactive enough. There were a few other hiccups.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] Successful Online Learning: How One Professor Uses Camtasia for Her Online Classes
    When teaching online courses, we — that is, faculty — have an obligation to provide the best possible content we can to students enrolled in our classes. 'Online courses are nothing new, but the way some professors are approaching them has made a huge impact on distance learning retention and engagement. Reaching students online can be difficult, especially when they’re across the country. But, with video creation tools and video lessons, professors are finding ways to create the compelling, engaging content online students crave. Connecting with Online Learners.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] finding perpetual beta
    The 500 KB DRM-free PDF will be emailed within 24 hours (usually much faster) to the address provided. 'My second ebook, finding perpetual beta , is now available. Scroll down to read a description of the contents. You will receive a nicely formatted and edited 75-page book, that is also copy-protection free so you can read it on any device, share it with friends, or print it. The ebook is available for $24. If you want to share it with all your colleagues at work, you can purchase an organizational license for $119. The aim of finding perpetual beta is to dig deeper into the issues.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] How to Add Video to eLearning on a Budget
    Observe Human Behavior in a Non-Threatening Way: Videos provide a great way for learners to observe human behavior (constructive and not) and the effect of these behaviors in the workplace in a simulated and safe environment. 'There’s no doubt video is an essential component in your eLearning tool box. Video can enhance learning retention by accommodating multiple learning styles, including aural, visual, verbal, and even kinesthetic learning styles. So, more people can be positively impacted by your online training programs. Or hire professionals. DIY” doesn’t have to mean “sloppy”!).
  • BIG DOG, LITTLE DOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] The Six Deadly Sins of Training
    coaching and some supervision cannot be provided on an as-needed basis. 'While there are dozens of ways to lessen the positive impact of training, these six failures are often the worst offenders. ” 2. Failing to Identify the Type of Performance Problem Customer often perceive that all performance problems are training problems, and it turn, Instructional Designers fail to question if the problem is really a lack of training. Thus, there is a real need to fully analyze the problem in order to determine its root cause. the performance aid can be followed while performing the task.
  • ELLEN WAGNER  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] The #OEB14 Debate: Is Data Corrupting Education?
    have provided the full motion below, in italics, for your reading pleasure. The emergence of analytics tools and platforms are making it very clear that data can provide an even more complete, and certainly a more nuanced picture than expertise alone. . 'Online Educa Berlin is a major international gathering of online/elearning/distance learning/mobilized/datified learning innovators. This year I was a participant in the Online Educa Debate, an annual featured event of the conference. The house motion for 2014 was "Data is Corrputing Education". Information is power. Absolutely.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2014
    [Providers] knowledge is personal
    But stories provide the additional context that makes implicit knowledge stick in our memories. 'Knowledge management, for me, is personal. big conceit of the knowledge management (KM) field is that knowledge can be transferred, but unlike information or data, it cannot. Knowledge is personal. While knowledge cannot really be transferred, our experiences can be shared. Perhaps that is why we love stories. They are a glimpse into others’ knowledge, more nuanced than any other communication medium. Of course, this can be a real challenge in organizations that do not discuss failure.
  • ELLEN WAGNER  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014
    [Providers] Who Owns Your Data?
    Stories like this, and of InBloom''s implosion over the prospect of sharing student data with commercial service providers, have even resulted in bans on data sharing that have emerged in some states. 'Who actually owns your data? At first the answer to this question may seem obvious - of COURSE we own our personal health records, education records, financial records. . But do we, really? Data ownership presumes use rights, who can share what, with whom. What What about those education records that reside in someone else''s learning management system? But data sharing according to what?
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
    [Providers] Using NuGet Part 1: NuGet Basics
    It provides a centralized location for you to find useful libraries as well as distribute your own. TechSmith has a NuGet package named TSCUtl that we will be using to provide this functionality. 'Looking for a better way to reference external libraries? NuGet may be just what you’re looking for. This is Part 1 of 3 blog posts about NuGet. This series of blog posts will cover some basic information on what NuGet is as well as how you can create and consume your own.NET and native C++ NuGet packages. Part 1 – NuGet Basics (You’re already here!). What is NuGet? Links.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] Assistive Technology: Creating new possibilities for Differently Abled Learners
    While these challenges are real, with Assistive Technology it is possible to provide avenues of immersive learning for learners who deal with these challenges every day. 'Technology has changed the way learning is created and consumed in the 21 st century. It has also brought in tremendous possibilities to create ‘inclusive’ learning that takes into consideration the special needs of differently abled learners as well – in educational institutes as well as corporate organizations. There are various challenges that learners with disabilities face. New Ideas
  • JAY CROSS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] Peeragogy
    Our role is to protect their environment, provide nutrients for growth, and let nature take its course. Provide a single, simple, all-in-one interface, like that provided by Google for search. 'In his keynote presentation at Online Educa Berlin last week, Howard Rheingold emphasized co-learning. Since the teacher learns more than the student, let’s all be both teachers and students. Esteemed co-learners, your job is to create new co-learning communities. If a group doesn’t exist for facilitate your informal learning, make one. Peeragogy walks its talk.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] Where oh Where Are the HR Smartphone Apps Going?
    ” Our survey of providers indicated that solutions are created and in the market for every area of talent: learning, rewards, performance management and appraisal approval, succession and hiring management and many more. Close to 70 percent of the providers surveyed have mobile learning management capabilities today. 'Impressive this year is the software creator’s mantra “develop for mobile first.” Even core HR. Even content authoring tools. And the applications available for mobile use in HR vary in both number and sophistication. Do you use them today?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] Where oh Where Are the HR Smartphone Apps Going?
    ” Our survey of providers indicated that solutions are created and in the market for every area of talent: learning, rewards, performance management and appraisal approval, succession and hiring management and many more. Close to 70 percent of the providers surveyed have mobile learning management capabilities today. 'Impressive this year is the software creator’s mantra “develop for mobile first.” Even core HR. Even content authoring tools. And the applications available for mobile use in HR vary in both number and sophistication. Do you use them today?
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] “4 ways technology can make your music lessons sing” and other music-related items
    Publishers of music could provide music recorded in parts and let you select which part(s) you want to play and hear. '4 ways technology can make your music lessons sing — from thejournal.com by David Raths. New tech tools that give students control over their music also inspire them to create and innovate. Excerpt: Russell can send students audio recordings that they can play along with as they practice. His students can use a music-writing app such as Notion to make their own practice tracks and compose their own songs. “It was inconceivable before they had these devices.”
  • COLLECT MY THOUGHTS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] 10 Inspirational Quotes About Learning
    Even though it can be overwhelming to live in a world of “information overload,” it’s good to remember that access to information is something that all should have (though many do not), and we should treasure the act of learning and/or providing learning opportunities for others. 'Today’s information and learning landscape continues to evolve and we endeavor to keep up with the trends. As if that’s not enough, we are also always faced with competition and the challenge of rising above our competitors. It is often said that learning is a lifelong activity. Most people never listen. ” ?
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] Omnipresenz, iEV, and the Pantone Color of the Year: This Week on #BLPLearn
    The link/app that I want to share with everyone today is designed to address this anxiety as well as provide additional information on what your driving patterns would look like if you had an electric vehicle. '#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. Check back every Thursday. JOIN IN THE FUN. THIS WEEK’S ARTICLES. Yay or nay?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Does your Organization have “Zompetencies?”
    They provide guidance to managers and direct reports alike on the behaviors that are expected. 'Competencies are the language of talent management. They also are a way to assess those behaviors, whether for the purpose of hiring, development, or performance appraisal. Yet, for all that can potentially be right about competencies, so much can also potentially be wrong. In many organizations we talk to, competencies are too numerous, ill-defined, or too complex. The result is the competencies are infrequently used and ultimately cast aside.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Does your Organization have “Zompetencies?”
    They provide guidance to managers and direct reports alike on the behaviors that are expected. 'Competencies are the language of talent management. They also are a way to assess those behaviors, whether for the purpose of hiring, development, or performance appraisal. Yet, for all that can potentially be right about competencies, so much can also potentially be wrong. In many organizations we talk to, competencies are too numerous, ill-defined, or too complex. The result is the competencies are infrequently used and ultimately cast aside.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] “The New Leadership Challenge” & “The Architects of Online Learning…” [EDUCAUSE]
    Emotional and social intelligence, the ability to provide leadership through ambiguity, managing behavior as performance, and effective engagement of stakeholders are the critical skills for IT managers today. 'The New Leadership Challenge — from educause.edu by Michael Kubit. Excerpt: These are not traditional IT leadership challenges: IT leaders must develop a new set of skills. … Historically, the use of information technology focused largely on infrastructure and enterprise business applications.
  • TALENTLMS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Keeping with Your KPIs: eLearning Sales Training
    The CRM software will provide you with several “state-of-affairs” observations. 'When designing an eLearning course to boost your client’s sales performance, what is the first step that comes to your mind? Who are the sales persons? How do I create training to teach them to sell better? What is the client’s sales expectation in a given quarter or a month? What option did you select? We are dreading, most instruction designers (ID) and eLearning developers have selected option A. If you did, we don’t blame you. Option A signifies the need to create learner-centered material. Relax! 
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Serial Learning
    It provides a great example of learning that is pushed out to an audience, but additional learning is pulled from the accompanying web resources (and the study groups). Here’s a couple of examples: This Explains Everything (how could you NOT sign up for this?) – this is a course that features a range of experts and provides you insights on product psychology. Serials are really trending. The most popular example is “ Serial ” – a podcast that is delivered as a serial (shocking I know) – it’s a fabulous model for learning.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] #PhD sharing #online and #MOOC #research instruments
    Open question) Although you will not find questions related to demographics here, these were in fact provided to all FutureLearn participants as part of the overall pre-course FutureLearn course survey. All the participants were asked to fill in the learning log template at bi-weekly intervals, and to provide two templates for each ''learning log week''. 'The last couple of months I have been hammering away with data. Trying to collect meaningful answers to the question: "how do experienced online learners determine what they want to learn and how?". If so, how?
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Overview of What’s New in Lectora 12
    Web-based Run & Preview Mode -  Run mode and Preview mode now provide web-based previews of your content. 'Trivantis announced today they released Lectora 12. The announcement gave us everything we have been asking for in a Lectora update and more. It’s a fantastic update to what was already a remarkably powerful tool. few things you will notice when you open Lectora 12 is the time-saving usability enhancements and the professional tool options. The So what are some big updates? Lectora 12 developers can now: Crop images without needing additional image editing software.
  • COLLECT MY THOUGHTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] How to Know When it’s Time for a New Business Solution
    Will the cost of the new technology provide enough added value to your company? 'Technology companies use Moore’s Law — the acknowledged fact that the number of transistors packed on an integrated circuit doubles every two years — to build for the future. Moore’s Law has now gone beyond transistors and is applied to technology in general. While there is speculation that the model is impossible to sustain over the long term, it has been a viable predictor for decades. What does this have to do with your business solution? So, upgrading is a fact of business life.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Reflections on “Changing role of the CLO” [Singh]
    With the emergence of MOOCs, social media enabled knowledge and connections, which facilitate you to identify and appoint mentors across dimensions and distance, the role of L&D as the provider of knowledge and provider of resource is soon becoming extinct. 'Changing role of the CLO – from business-standard.com by Gurprriet Singh. Excerpt: The ownership for keeping skills and competencies sharpened will move to the employee. Individuals need to own their own development and leverage the resources available in social media. Traits and skills are honed by Experience.
  • TALENTLMS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning Healthcare Training: Perceptions and Planning
    You will need to integrate medical jargon with diagrams that provide opportunities for drill and practice and feedback. 'Rapid eLearning developers, please read this article (twice)! If you think you have a trump card of an instruction design (ID) toolbox to create a jiffy course in x time, please re-think your responsibilities as an educator! Healthcare training is not something to be taken lightly. With virtually zero margin of error as well as tolerance for mess up in their performance, let’s just make sure these trainings are locked and loaded! Read on to find out why.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] See the Results from Our 2014 Learning and Remembering Survey
    The results provide a snapshot of the type of knowledge employees need to remember most to be effective in their jobs… and the challenges that make it difficult to train them on this knowledge. 'We received a variety of thoughtful responses to our two-question survey on learning and remembering. Their was a wide diversity in respondents: 34 individuals from 21 different industries participated. Manufacturing. Medical Device and Diagnostics. Biotech. Pharma. Defense. Agricultural Supplies. Higher Education. Security & Investigations. Banking. Health & Beauty. Web Hosting.
  • LEARNDASH  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] How To Validate Your Course Idea
    In the end this will force you to innovate your offering so that it provides more value. 'Given the industry of LearnDash and my experience within the elearning field in general, I have had the opportunity to come across a large variety of course offerings. From the bizarre to the genius, people are creating and selling courses like never before! While I always enjoy seeing how people are using LearnDash for their online course programs, it’s quite clear that some ideas will likely experience more success than others. Specifically, the size of it. Validating Your Idea. My answer?
  • ELEARNING CHEF  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] ELearning Audio and Narration – sites, notes, suggestions
    In brief, she lists her suggestions on ‘ Best Stock Music for Multimedia Projects ’ where “you will find online providers of stock music and sound effects (SFX). 'Since last detailed post about recording narration for your eLearning projects, additional discussions have brought about a few more ideas, notes, and resources. Here’s a nice post (and a great overall eLearning site) by Connie Malamed. These sites offer pricing and tracks suitable for online learning, videos, presentations and other multimedia projects.”. Once it is part of their course, they keep the asset forever.”.
  • COLLECT MY THOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] 3 Reasons Why Your Small Business Could Benefit from Using a Ratings and Reviews Site
    Examples of these are Capterra, GetApp, as well as our own CollectMyThoughts , which provide you with a comprehensive review of services, detailed user experiences, and candid feedback regarding business solutions that may be a fit for your business. 'How easy is it for your business to realize its goals? Any business would be wise to stay up-to-date with the latest trends in their industry and with their customer base to remain successful. How, then, do you filter all the unnecessary junk and find only the noteworthy solutions that are best for your organization? Business
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] Advanced Screencasting: Editing Narration in Audacity Tutorial
    Because this is a longer tutorial than I typically share, I’ve provided a detailed table of contents below so you can see what‘s covered in this video. 'For most TechSmith tutorials, the narration track is actually recorded first with a handheld microphone or a podcaster USB microphone that feeds straight into Audacity (an open-source audio editor). From there, the track is exported as a.wav file that can later be brought into any Camtasia project. Over time, I’ve developed a very specific process for polishing the narration. Can’t see this video? Watch it on YouTube ! Intro.
  • JOOMLALMS   |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014
    [Providers] December 8, 2014 - The Unconventional Guide to Handling a Successful ELearning Webinar
    However, there is a knack to holding an affective webinar and today’s article can provide some advice on the web conference preparing and holding users’ attention. 'The Unconventional Guide to Handling a Successful ELearning Webinar. Webinars and web conferences became an integral part of eLearning process and for a long time already have been perceived as an alternative to live communication the distance education is missing. eLearning
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014
    [Providers] the democratic advantage
    Amazon is choking the book publishing industry, Google is dominating advertising, and telecommunications companies are using their control of the pipes to directly compete with service providers. All of these companies provide initially good services to customers. 'Three billion people around the world are now connected with ubiquitous digital technologies that keep improving. They also keep getting cheaper. History shows  that technology can be an enabler of democracy. Distributed communications subvert gatekeepers. The robber barons of the 21st-century are the platform owners.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Providers] #oeb14 Ellen Wagner @edwsonoma on PAR and #data are changing everything
    'This was a very illuminating session by Ellen Wagner , as it provided real options to tackle educational challenges (on the level of institutes as well as learners) on the basis of common educational data retrieved from a varied amount of higher ed institutions. REALLY interesting. Analytics are taking the world by storm. parframework.org Learning analytics, big data is at its vanguard. Staggering revelations about big data: in just 5 years we will look at 40 zetabytes information, that is HUGE. All these data that are floating around are not being analysed that much as we think.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Providers] #oeb14 Stephen Downes on personalised #learning
    No matter which provider, they should not indicate what you should do. Third parties can provide analytics services, but they do not get free unfettered access Analytics as a service…. 'These are liveblogging notes from Stephen Downes keynote. Preoccupations around the learner, and how they seem to be pro-active online, but rather passive in face-to-face situations. The idea of the learners as citizens and learners as consumers. How do we equip the learners of today for the jobs today and in the future. The learner is no longer the customer, the learner is now the product.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Providers] Starting Out with UI Prototyping
    These provide a great starting point with a lot of work already done for you and common stuff made much easier (faster) to implement—that’s why they’re called “frameworks.” 'As User Experience Designers, we have many tools—both technical and process-based—at our disposal. One tool I have been making much more use of recently is functional UI prototyping. Prototyping? While a wireframe is a low-fidelity (i.e. boxes, lines, etc.) representation of an interface to show the organization of the main elements of a screen or page, and a mockup is a high-fidelity (i.e. How Functional? From whom?
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Providers] Out with the ‘Couch Potato’ – Motion-based games get you in Active Mode
    This provides the motivation to interact more and get better results within the game. In a virtual scenario, motion-based games can be set per the physical capabilities of the user and can thus provide a truly invigorating experience. 'Video games are a part of our lives – children, adolescents and adults alike. There is no doubt that video games are here to stay, no matter how we raise our eyebrows about the growing ‘screen time’ of our children or the sedentary life that these games promote. This lack of exercise is the reason behind lifestyle diseases like obesity and diabetes.
  • LEARNDASH  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Providers] Using Video, Images, or Text in ELearning
    It’s also very useful to provide captions. 'Whenever you are building out an online courses, at some point you are going to have to determine the best method to deliver the content. By default, most people will go with text, but is that always the best option? Clearly the answer is “no” Is it the safest option? Yes, absolutely. It is quite easy to hammer out text based bullet points, paragraphs, and lengthy explanations in elearning. People are used to reading all of the time on the internet, so doing the same in elearning only seems natural. No, not really.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Providers] Building Skill and Knowledge, iEV, and Storytelling Tips: This Week on #BLPLearn
    The link/app that I want to share with everyone today is designed to address this anxiety as well as provide additional information on what your driving patterns would look like if you had an electric vehicle. '#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. Check back every Thursday. JOIN IN THE FUN. THIS WEEK’S ARTICLES. Storytelling Tips.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Providers] Getting Models
    For instance, in attacks on networks, it seems that the inherent structure of the network provides an overarching framework for vulnerabilities. The point is, I’m using the inherent structure to provide a framework that wasn’t given. 'In trying to shift from a traditional elearning approach to a more enlightened one, a deeper one, you are really talking about viewing things differently, which is non-trivial. And then, even if you know you want to do better, you still need some associated skills. Take, for example, models. So here’re my interim thoughts. Please?
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Providers] #OEB2014 keynote debate #data corrupts #education
    Learning analytics might provide insights, but these insights need to be translated back to the learners. Selecting the learners that fit the profiles provided by algorithms Administrators facing tough budget decisions will look to the application of learning analytics with a profit oriented mind. At the moment government and the financial markets provide us with to contradictory messages. Why are bigger budgets provided to replace the proven human teaching with automated training that still needs to come of age? Feel free to share ideas and comments on it. al-Khw?rizm?,
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Providers] Experienced with Technology Grants? We’d Love to Talk to You!
    How can TechSmith assist educators in applying for grants, especially if they apply to the solutions we provide? Thank you in advance for helping TechSmith continue to provide the best support for education that we can! 'As an educator, it can be difficult to get funding for your school and to get the technology you need. That’s why we on the education team here at TechSmith, are constantly looking at ways we can support educators in achieving their technology goals. And as a former educator myself , I understand what it’s like to go through these struggles.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Providers] Six Ways to Foster Innovation in the Learning Field
    Involving vendors in conversations provides a wealth of insight and a breadth that most of us don’t have from just working within one organization. So if you can enter into a non-sales discussion about the field, with a vendor, those vendors can provide a great deal of value in helping us to innovate. 'The other day we considered elements in the learning and development field that stifle innovation in the post Six Ways Innovation is Stifled in the Learning Field. Today let’s consider six ways that we can foster innovation in the learning field. Juxtaposition. Vendors.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Providers] Our 10 Best Corporate Learning Articles of 2014
    If you’re thinking about incorporating spaced repetition into your learning strategies, the collection of studies in this article provide a terrific reason “why.”  This short white paper, published via the Knowledge Guru website, provides further explanation on spaced repetition while also introducing feedback loops as a way to increase learner retention.  'As 2014 comes to a close, your head just might be swimming with plans, mandates and ideas for the coming year. What L&D initiatives will you focus on first? Read More. Read More. ”  Read More.
  • CLARK ALDRICH  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Providers] 10 More Simple But Effective Branching Story Techniques
    Clark Aldrich Designs works with both eLearning providers and end-clients. One technique is to ask short questions of the player that provide some insight into the subject matter, and where there is no judging of the answer as right or wrong. One light, fun technique is to then have the coach provide a bit of meta-commentary on the sim itself. Or have a coach provide some context, such as starting the session with, "It''s great to talk to you, and thank you for your interest. We have uncovered best practices along the way. Click here to skip to them. Got it. False.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Providers] What’s the Difference Between an LMS and an LCMS? Hint: It’s Not Just the Letter “C”
    Every LMS and LCMS is different and every provider uses their own judgment when deciding what to call their product. So, always check with your provider, or prospective provider, and ask them about their system’s specific features to see if they fit your association’s needs. The fact that providers often use “LMS” and “LCMS” interchangeably is what causes confusion. Remember, if a system offers content creation it’s an LCMS, even if the provider calls it an LMS. 'It can be difficult to understand eLearning terms when they’re used interchangeably. Wrong.
  • KZO INNOVATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Providers] 2014: Top 5 Technology Trends in Corporate Video
    They provide a communication platform to differentiate content in a saturated market.  This transcends simple user-generated content by providing the ability to ask questions and engage in conversation surrounding a video.  'Videos are becoming a major tool for businesses to engage not only with clients, but employees as well.  This can give businesses a competitive edge, garnering more clients. The following five technology trends have been very successful when applied to corporate video production and management: 1. Ability to Accept User-generated Content.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Providers] the future will be distributed
    with every individual in society playing a continuous role in providing the function. Indeed, given the primary importance and power of True Information to a well functioning Abundance Society, we might well expect that providing honest and thoughtful evaluation of experiences will become one of the principal activities in the future. 'Is this the journalism of the future? “We can conjecture, for example, that the journalism of the future will be distributed ? —?with ” – Reinvent Everything. We made the news! It is an accepted fact in some jurisdictions.
  • LEARNDASH  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Providers] Compelling Reasons to Use Gamification
    Safe to Fail - When activities and games (in the form of simulations) are utilized, it provides the learner with a safe opportunity to fail and learn. 'Gamification can often be seen as “fluff” in an online course, and this is actually hard to argue with when the gaming elements are implemented incorrectly. However, with some thoughtful planning and consideration, using games within elearning is quite beneficial on many levels. Games are Engaging - The days of being lectured to in an online course are becoming a thing of the past. Reference: Totem Learning.
  • TALENTLMS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Providers] Making the Case for Gamification in Corporate eLearning
    Mastery is providing visible recognition when competence is reached. Rather than presenting your learners a series of screens containing a next button, you can introduce storytelling, branching scenarios, or even providing early access to required assessments. By allowing failure and providing instant feedback on performance, mastery is achieved through practice. Gerard worked across both higher education and corporate, providing learning solutions in various fields including: professional services, banking, eLearning consultancy, mining and construction.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Providers] Deep Dive: Bloomfire Advanced Reporting
    Bloomfire Advanced Reporting provides a rich, detailed set of engagement reports that complement Bloomfire’s existing analytics dashboard to show the true engagement of your collaboration initiatives. 'Ever wished you could dive deeper into your enterprise collaboration data? You’re not alone. That’s why Bloomfire recently introduced Advanced Reporting, raising the bar on enterprise collaboration analytics. To check it out for yourself, watch this demo. Needs to be Categorized
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] Six Truths About Implementing a Learning Game that Gets Results
    The game provided multiple repetitions of key content and was the last component learners completed prior to the product’s launch. They provide frequent and voluminous feedback, which is essential to learning something correctly in the first place. 'I love games—but that does not mean I think a game is the appropriate option for every  learning situation. do not think it will always equal the most effective or efficient means of helping people learn. They do not fit well into a “let’s draft it, pilot it, and finalize it,” three-step process. model).
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] The Top 3 LMS Features Requested? Survey Says…
    Competition can provide the impetus for follow-through on training. Provides quicker and easier access to experts. 'A recent employee survey by Software Advice reveals thought-provoking data on how corporate learning programs can drive employee engagement. It’s logical that studies of employee engagement involve understanding training program satisfaction. Investment in employee training is viewed positively by employees and prospective employees alike, as indicated in lists of “the best companies to work for”, because it is viewed as an investment in people. The key findings?
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] 2015 LMS Rakings for K-12, HE and Report Criteria
    What the vendors though, won’t be aware of (okay, if they read the blog they wil), is that I will have provided you – the reader and maybe attendee –  who are the top LMSs in higher education, education K-6, education 6-12 for 2015. I’ll provide you with my criteria and my new scoring system – for those at home who want to play – or just use it as another reason to despise me. Do you provide a list either as apps or identifying them – i.e. MailChimp, Nimble and so on? If you provide a custom course at no charge, extra points.
  • COLLECT MY THOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] The Current Top 5 Highest-Rated Learning Management Systems (LMS)
    Sakai CLE© (Rating: 5 out of 5) The Sakai CLE (Collaboration and Learning Environment) provides an open-source environment for teaching and learning that is grounded in collaboration and the open sharing of knowledge. Sakai provides a community that exists to create technology as well as to enhance teaching, learning, and research. It is a valuable source for relevant ratings and commentary provided by actual users regarding the learning solutions they use, and a platform for vendors to present information about their solutions. Blackboard Learn© by Blackboard, Inc.
  • JPL LEARNING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] Using Training to Build Global Brands
    By providing training on Hershey brand building processes, the Hershey Marketing Academy supports international marketers with the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. 'Video Interview with The Hershey Company’s Dean of the Hershey Marketing Academy. recently had the privilege to speak with Leanna Meiser, the Senior Manager, Global Marketing Training & Capabilities at The Hershey Company. Leanna and her team have established the Hershey Marketing Academy to carry out the Hershey Company’s strategy to use knowledge as a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] Bloomfire helps Ogilvy create customized client collaboration environment
    Existing “social intranet” tools provided limited wiki-like capabilities, but lacked more sophisticated functionality that allowed clients to capture and collaborate around valuable tribal knowledge. Now instead of a clunky, latent, inconsistent intranet portal, we can provide an agile, responsive knowledge management and collaboration platform that integrates seamlessly in the flow of work and aligns with existing branding,” said Shumeyko. The Challenge. With the rise of digital technology, the relationship between brands and agencies has quickly changed. The Solution.
  • EFRONT  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] E-learning in the Healthcare Industry
    Besides core medical training, e-learning can be used to train doctors and healthcare personnel in the use of new medical equipment (with the training provided either by the clinic or by the equipment manufacturer), and the presentation and education about new drugs. When a market segment beats software companies in taking advantage of a software solution such as e-learning, you know that it’s an extremely great fit for its needs, and, more importantly, one that provides a good return of investment (the healthcare industry doesn’t spend its money on fads).
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice (2014)
    The report provides an overview of the latest policies, practices, and trends affecting online learning programs across all 50 states. 'Excerpt: Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice (2014) is the 11th in a series of annual reports that began in 2004 that examine the status of K-12 online education across the country. Keeping Pace is researched and published as a service to the educational and governmental communities through the generous support of our sponsors. Distribution of the report and graphics for presentations are free.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] 5 Non-Financial ROIs of MOOCs
    As training solutions, MOOCs can provide these benefits just as well as instructor-led training (ILT) or traditional eLearning. But as flexible, collaborative digital learning environments, MOOCs have the potential to provide even more intangible assets to an organization. Employees can acquire a wide range of knowledge and skills, increasing their chances of mobility within the company and providing internal candidates for job openings. MOOCs allow businesses to provide vastly more training for all employees, which results in a winning situation all around.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] Cyber Monday Ideas
    This list of gift ideas provides everything from self-paced on line resources to a live online course to a few books that can expand a person’s mind and thinking in the area of learning and development or even a live workshop. This hands-on, how-to book provides you with the insights, ideas and techniques you need to get started creating great solutions. If the person you want to provide a gift to this season has the first two books mentioned above, this would be a good addition. The best thing you can give someone is new ideas, new thinking and new concepts.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] The new age of exploration
    They will be provided with specific and timely feedback. You can understand why the emphasis shifted from exposition to instruction as it became necessary to provide millions of new entrants to the workforce with essential knowledge and practical skills. And, because modern employers have to provide exceptional service in order to compete, while conforming to ever more stringent regulatory requirements, these employees also need to be committed to some important principles of working. First of all, let’s just clarify what we mean by this term. instructional design
  • STOATLY DIFFERENT  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] 5 learning tech buzzwords worth defending
    Where badges can go beyond certification is in providing the evidence for why a badge was issued. Whether an automated system or a named individual issues the badge, by providing a set of criteria (against which the badge was issued) and a set of evidence (proving that the criteria was met) that is forever linked to the badge graphic itself, we can go some distance to proving value and being seen as a reliable measure of ability. Again, Mozilla Open Badges provide the framework. 'This post first appeared in the October edition of Inside Learning Technologies. Big Data.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2014
    [Providers] Adobe Captivate: System Date Variables
    'by Lori Smith    Adobe Captivate has provided System Variables for years. In the image below, notice that I used the provided  cpInfoCurrentDay  System Variable in the  If  area of the Action and compared it to  1  using the  is equal to  comparison. In fact, there are more than 70 Captivate System Variables in Captivate version 8. Unfortunately, many developers don't use System Variables because they either don't know about them or don't know how to use them. For my computer, it displays November 17, 2002.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2014
    [Providers] MOOCs have arrived…what next?
    Indians account for about 10% of the registrations in MOOCs from the top MOOC providers. The top 3 MOOC providers now service about 20 million students worldwide, about 5 times the open and distance learning enrolments in India. It will be critical for MOOC providers to evaluate the Connectivist approach as we move ahead, if we are to build meaningful massive open online learning courses and platforms. It is here that the MOOC providers need to spend a lot of time experimenting with techniques such as gamification, badges, adaptive learning and learning analytics.
  • JAY CROSS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014
    [Providers] Berlin, here I come
    Share solutions, services or products for educators, learners, trainers and learning providers which support innovative methodologies, didactics and pedagogies and effectively use digital tools. 'I’m packing my bags for OnLine Educa Berlin. This is the event’s 20th birthday. It will be my tenth. Or maybe my eleventh. . Every year, ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN attracts over 2000 participants from 100 countries worldwide, making it the most comprehensive annual meeting place for technology-supported learning and training professionals. THIS YEAR’S ONLINE EDUCA THEMES. Community
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014
    [Providers] Join the #eMOOCs2015 call for contributions and let's meet
    Therefore MOOC experts are encouraged to submit a written publication (via the conference management system, easychair ) and in case of acceptation also an additional 5-minute-video focusing on the main content and including questions addressing the provided topic. The video has to address the MOOC experience with an experience focal point, provide 3 to 5 thought-provoking or reflective questions related to the topic and the results of the experience to gather interest for a broader public. the eMOOCs track offer a wide variety to get your experiences known to other colleagues.
  • TALENTLMS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 (Part 2)
    By providing remediation on-demand, learners can gain greater understanding of a topic while stimulating discovery and learning. 'Last week we posted an infographic about eLearning trends to follow in 2015 (click  HERE  to see the infographic). As we said in last post, which had extended information on eLearning trends for 2015, we found really interesting stuff when doing our research for the infographic. We already shared our sources and information on 5 trends in THIS post. Today, we’re sharing the remaining 5 trends that you can’t overlook next year! Now your turn.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014
    [Providers] Theme-based Learning for Heightened Retention: An e-Learning Perspective
    By building relationships between topics, themes provide a common ground for understanding multiple topics in detail. Not only does it provide the grounds to include multiple topics, it also helps in creating a familiar background, making the learner at ease with the technology-aided environment as well as the course content. It was becoming increasingly difficult to provide training for this group – in a manner that would suit them all. Notes’ were provided in the resource section, where the main points of the module were listed for quick revision – whenever necessary.
  • LAMBDA SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [Providers] The Top 10 Benefits of Online Training Part 2
    'Yesterday we introduced the first five benefits of online training and today we will provide the final five! If you missed part one on the top 10 benefits of online training you can check them out here. Online Training Makes Knowledge Transfer Easier With baby boomers retiring at ever quickening rates, change management managers are […] The post The Top 10 Benefits of Online Training Part 2 appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [Providers] A Recipe for Explaining eLearning During Thanksgiving
    We’ve provided a useful script below.  Whipping cream on the pie provides an excellent visual here.). 3]   Steve’s article provides a nice summary of research completed across the industry, and acknowledges that statistics from different sources differ somewhat. 'eLearning Brothers:  We’ve been in this industry since the 90’s (some of us before that), and we know it’s sometimes hard to explain your job to your family. Take the opportunity this holiday to use this recipe for explaining eLearning during thanksgiving. Good luck! YOU: (Approach the head of the table.  And…”.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [Providers] Helpful resources from Michigan Virtual University re: online learning/learners
    Excerpt: MVU …released a guide for mentors of online learning students, “Mentor Fundamentals: A Guide for Mentoring Online Learners,” that is intended to provide an understanding of the fundamental elements of mentoring or coaching students for success with online courses. Students meet people outside their community in a safe environment, and multimedia used in online learning provides different ways of learning. 'MVU releases guide to help schools navigate the virtual learning journey – from mivhs.org, as posted on September 17, 2014. About MVU.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [Providers] Corinthian Colleges closing campuses, selling buildings [educationnews.org]
    a company which provides guarantees for federal student loans and collects loan payments on private student loans. 'Corinthian Colleges closing campuses, selling buildings — from educationnews.org. Excerpt: For-profit college operator Corinthian Colleges, Inc. is in trouble, as the majority of its campuses are being sold to a newly formed segment of a student loan firm for $24 million. The company is now winding down its ownership. Chelsea Dulany and Alan Zibel, writing for The Wall Street Journal , explain that Zenith is owned by Oakdale, Minnesota-based ECMC Group, Inc.,
  • LEARNDASH  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Providers] Turning Offline Content into ELearning
    The infographic below, created by DailyGenius and LearnEgg provide some additional tips. 'Finding content for your elearning can sometimes be the most challenging aspect of course creation. Generating learning material from scratch can seem nearly impossible. Naturally, when it is time to create an online course, it only makes sense to leverage already existing material. But what if the only material available is in the form of offline content? The natural temptation is to simply scan the offline materials and then make them available as a downloadable PDF.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Providers] IBM, Fluor and the University of South Carolina Team to Create Innovation Center [finance.yahoo.com]
    The Center will provide application services to both public and private sector organizations across North America with specialties in the areas of analytics and higher education industry solutions. 'IBM, Fluor and the University of South Carolina Team to Create Innovation Center — from finance.yahoo.com. Public-private partnership will center on analytics and higher education solutions. Excerpt: COLUMBIA, S.C., As part of the initiative, the organizations will collaborate on tailored IT curricula and advanced analytic techniques for personalized learning.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Providers] Explain Everything Lesson Ideas: One of the free eBooks created and provided for free by Apple
    Excerpt (emphasis DSC): Explain Everything Lesson Ideas is a free eBook created and provided for free by Apple. Each of the guides included in this project centres around a popular educational app and provides examples and ideas on how teachers can use it with their students in class. The Apps in the Classroom series was created by Apple to provide teachers with a few ideas on how to integrate apps into daily classroom instruction. Inspired 'Excellent activities and lesson ideas on using Explain Everything in class – from educatorstechnology.com.
  • SHIFT ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Providers] Instructional Designers: How to Pick Your SME's Brain in an Interview
    'INTRODUCTION: You may be an eLearning professional, but the subject matter expert or the SME actually flags off your course by providing the all-important content for you and your team to sculpt on. The SME may be a software programmer or a marketing analyst in your company, a professor, doctor, or a best-selling author who has penned books of encyclopedic proportions on the course matter. Whoever may be the SME, it is likely he is not your cubicle mate. You will probably get just a few opportunities to glean relevant content from him. eLearning tips SME
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Providers] Transformative Experiences
    reckon that anyone capable of developing and delivering on this model provides a model that others can only emulate, not improve upon. 'I’ve had the pleasure last week of keynoting Charles Sturt University’s annual Education conference. They’re in the process of rethinking what their learning experience should be, and I talked about the changes we’re trying to make at the Wadhwani Foundation. was reminded of previous conversations about learning experience design and the transformative experience. Now, it does start with a killer learning experience.
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