[Providers] Participative Learning – Push-Up challenge!
    It makes it easy when your mentee puts in the “elbow grease” of training himself or herself on a subject, so that you only need to provide guidance! Todd also brought many of his company’s resources to the table to critique my résumé and provide feedback on career opportunities. Combat soldiers are special! Undergoing intense training, these soldiers are prepped to face tough situations and push their minds and bodies to new limits. They have real-time exposure to terrains unseen or unheard of by civilians. The ice-bucket challenge is no longer the “in-thing.”Instead,
  • CDSM  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015
    [Providers] The Donaldson Report – A CDSM Perspective (Part 2)
    Now, in a two-part series on the Donaldson Report ( Successful Futures ), CDSM explore the headline findings and provide a context from our perspective as an Education Technologies company based in Wales. We broadly support all of the report’s proposals, and strongly believe that it provides the opportunity to make a real difference to future generations in Wales. It tracks their progress automatically, and provides real-time analysis of achievement. However, we understand that others may be a bit more tentative. Successful Futures , page 42. learning ).
    [Providers] Why Customer Service is The Most Important Part of Business
    That is why is vital to provide exceptional customer service to your customers. Everyone’s had nasty experiences with customer service. You’ve got an issue with a product and just as soon as you take the time to call for assistance, an unfriendly, unhelpful voice is talking at you. They’re being rude and obnoxious, and their actions could potentially cost them your business. Customer service is all about the Customer’s experience. If promises cannot be fulfilled by employees in customer service, then business can easily be lost. The Experience. They are more powerful than many believe.
  • GEENIO  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015
    [Providers] Getting To Know ADDIE: Part 5 – Evaluation
    Carrying out evaluation following the Kirkpatrick model is time-consuming and not always cheap, but it provides valuable insight into whether it is worthwhile to continue a training program and whether it will deliver the expected results and earn back the money spent on it, so that you can make the correct choice. Wow, we’ve come a long way! We started our journey by studying the target audience, formulating the learning goals, and performing technical analysis. We then proceeded to choosing the format of the course and developing the educational strategy. Small Group Evaluation.
    [Providers] How to Apply Social Learning Theory for Effective ELearning
    However, technology allows us to provide plenty of opportunities to implement a social learning strategy in e-learning. Provide opportunities for collaboration and encourage knowledge sharing and support among your learners. 3. In e-learning, setting challenging activities and learning checks can provide intrinsic reinforcement. You could also provide learners with a personalized certificate of achievement, downloaded at the end of the course, or another form of recognition or reward. We are social creatures by nature. My guess is YouTube.
    [Providers] This is the One Feature Your Sales Enablement Solution Must Have
    If you’ve ever investigated sales enablement solutions, you’ve probably received from the providers you investigated large lists of the features their solutions have. In a future post, I’m going to explain what I believe are the best important features to look for in sales enablement software, but before I do that, I wanted to address the most important feature. I’m doing this because in my experience there is one feature that is so important, I would suggest giving up every other feature for it because without it, your sales enablement software will die a slow and miserable death.
    [Providers] Donald Clark: Algorithmic/Adaptive Learning #DevLearn
    things algorithms do that teachers can't: ignore gender, race, social background free from cognitive biases never get tired, ill… do things that brains cannot personalize learning personal reporting prevent failure and drop-out automatically improve courses scale AI Robots Bloom wrote a paper showing that 1-1 tutorial provided massive results – it’s incredibly powerful. These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at this year's DevLearn, hosted by the eLearning Guild and happening in Las Vegas. Forgive any typos and incoherencies. It’s time to do the same for learning.
    [Providers] Social Learning Ought to be Story-Sharing: "Friends You Haven't Met Yet"
    Encourage learners to ask penetrating questions and provide insights. "People are social beings, and our brains are wired to connect with each other," Matthew D. Lieberman writes in his book, Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect. 2013). However, when it comes to traditional practices related to training and learning programs, we tend to slam on the brakes regarding social interaction. We focus on content delivery and do not encourage learners to interact with others through online and virtual tools. What seems to be the root of these complaints? They (supposedly?) Encourage them.
    [Providers] 10 Common mistakes when developing and delivering an eLearning course: Part 2
    Some element of consistency, provided by templates, themes and master slides is important, but it shouldn’t be so uniform as to be stultifying. In the first article , we explored the most common pitfalls that we’ve found eFrontPro users face. We also offered a few quick workarounds that can make your courses pop! In this episode, we’ll dive deeper into what makes a well developed and appropriately delivered course succeed its goals, your goals. With no further ado… 5. Don’t rely on one learning strategy. Don’t overlook the importance of clear design. Not any more.
    [Providers] Engage Your Online Classroom With These 10 eLearning Tools
    This forum provides you great eLearning tools, but unfortunately it cannot be accessed through mobile devices. The vocabulary-memorizing platform is patterned in a way that every student can memorize the spelling by ease because it provides a series of games and satisfactory dictionary. They have a panel of great writing contributors in a variety of fields and any expert can be paired            with you to provide assistance in making the textbooks and online courses. eLearning is the root of modern learning, conveying the knowledge via computers, cell phones and tablets.
    [Providers] Workday Unveils Workday Learning With the Goal of Redefining Learning Management Systems
    Workday HCM was created using feedback from employees at organizations including athenahealth, California College of the Arts, Cornell University, and McKee Foods. I can’t wait till the official launch in the second half of 2016 and see how the Workday Learning experience is perceived by Millennials and how it is a able to provide a fast, easy solution to meaningful learning that is adjusted to both Millennials and Baby Boomers. It’s expected to launch in the second half of 2016. They’re disconnected, impersonal, and not easy or fun to use. Employee Training
    [Providers] leadership is learning
    What is interesting to me about all this is that I have completely ignored my daughter’s work other than to listen when she wants to share and to provide the digital tools that make it possible. Marie is taking a learning-centric approach to parenting, providing support only when asked. Provide Learning Experiences — Managers and supervisors may be vital for workers’ performance improvement, but only if they provide opportunities for experiential learning with constructive feedback, new projects, and new skills. Consider the case of young children.
    [Providers] Can you name your best employees?
    Comparison By providing standard assessments to all members of staff it becomes much easier to directly compare individuals to the group and other individuals. You’ve spent a long time recruiting the best people for the job, but how do you know which of your employees are performing best? It’s not just HR that need to be aware of the skills and potential of your employees. All line managers can benefit from knowing which members of their team are suited to which roles. Knowing who the best person for the job is ahead of time can speed things up even more.
    [Providers] Thursday’s Trending eLearning Topic: xAPI
    And of course, this trending topic roundup wouldn’t be complete without a link to the experienceapi.com website, where the folks at Rustici Software provide clear and in-depth explanations of xAPI, how it works, and more. Tracking learner success is always on trend; it’s how learning and development professionals determine the effectiveness of training initiatives. xAPI (often called The Experience API, Tin Can, or the next generation of SCORM) helps us measure learner success by tracking many types of learning experiences. Best Practices for xAPI. Want more trending topics?
    [Providers] Employees Will Have A Social Intranet, With Or Without You
    If you don’t provide the tools employees need through an official company social intranet that is functional, useful, and attractive, employees will find and use any of the many, many social tools available to them externally. Dave Gray, author of Gamestorming and The Connected Company, cautions senior business leaders, “Whether or not a social intranet happens is really not up to you. It’s like a tsunami; you simply cannot stop it. Sometimes external social tools are used as solutions and adopted by the entire company and layered over or integrated with the traditional intranet.
    [Providers] "Ukulele Learning" Devlearn Session Recap
    Music can also provide a sense of urgency or motion, important to learner persistence and encouraging the learner to keep going. “Ukulele Learning” session recap Devlearn 2015 Session Recap: 304 (will be repeated Thursday Oct 1 as session 518) Jane Bozarth, Shawn Rosler, Ellen Wagner Ukulele Learning: Music and the Brain Since so many colleagues of mine have taken up the ukulele recently I wanted to have a uke jam at Devlearn. We could play together and offer introductory lessons to those who wanted to learn to play. What a good time! Memory and Retention. Attention.
    [Providers] 9 Critical Elements of Performance Improvement: Devlearn Session Recap
    We were provided with only the most general information about what to expect from the surgery and during recovery. Session Recap: “9 Critical Elements of Performance Improvement” Devlearn 2015 Session 111: Jane Bozarth & Jeannette Campos In January 2014 my husband, Kent, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The experience -- from diagnosis to surgery to complications to recovery -- served as an excellent reminder that learning does not happen in a vacuum, that “training” is rarely enough, and that learners are actors in a system with many moving parts. He thought he needed glasses.
    [Providers] Join the debate on multi-device learning
    think learners will increasingly expect to access elearning on whichever device they choose and the L&D world needs to make sure it can provide content that meets this expectation. The impact multi-device learning is having in the workplace and how businesses can make the most of responsive learning opportunities are among the topics being explored in a week long social media event. Multideviceweek, hosted by award-wining elearning company, Sponge UK, will bring together experts, tips, data, blogs and articles about all aspects of multi-device learning.
    [Providers] content.ED: Snagit Video Capture for Quick Communication
    Video allows you to provide a comprehensive and easily consumable view of a message. Want to quickly explain an idea, demonstrate a concept, or provide some feedback to a business partner or coworker? Here at TechSmith, we’re all about visual communication at work. That’s why we created the content.ED series. We’ll cover best practices for all types of office communication like documentation, graphics, videos, presentations, and more using our favorite quick communication tool, Snagit. Why Video? Imagine a client needs an explanation of a specific feature in your software.
    [Providers] An intro to ExtraTerristrial Literature? YES ! #MOOC #SciFi
    The essential excerpts of the main sources will be provided, if not available on the internet. The soundtrack to this ET-MOOC will be provided by Swiss artists Bit-Tuner and Darkspace. This is just up my alley! MOOC on spacebooks! Is it Art, is it Sci-Fi, is it History, is it Literature? It is all of the above!! The full title of this MOOC organised by the Zurich University is: Spacebooks. An Introduction To Extraterrestrial Literature: Learn about how our imagination of the universe and its inhabitants was shaped by literature throughout the last 400 years.
    [Providers] Finding the Muddiest Point of your eLearning Course
    Provide transcripts with your video. Provide feedback to three of your classmates’ videos. The muddiest point of your course is the area that is the hardest to grasp or the most confusing to understand. This part of your course needs to be reinforced with extra resources and activities. If the muddiest point of your course is not determined, your learners may lag behind and more often, drop out. To retain and engage your learners, integrate an activity that helps uncover the muddiest point of the course (so far). This activity has to be social in nature to be more effective.
    [Providers] Global HR Trends are Affecting Corporate Learning: It’s time that HR and Learning came closer!
    Here too, e-learning is the apt solution to provide a continuous channel of updated information to the new recruits and help them attain required standards of work. • New-age Learning for the New-age Learner. This provides greater employee engagement across a talent pool that does not always have the chance to interact closely. It also provides the opportunity to learn from each other, build capacities and build stronger connection with the organization as a whole – all at a lower cost. eLearning is part of most modern organizations and the HR function is its torch-bearer.
    [Providers] 5 Critical Things To Consider When Creating An Online Portal For Your Partners 
    Provide Mobile Access. Many business models rely heavily on strategic and channel partnerships to succeed. Having an online portal where these partners can go for your most current and relevant information will save your internal teams time and resources and make your partnerships more effective. Here are five things you MUST consider before creating the partner portal of your dreams: Have the Best Search Functionality. Partners will be coming from different backgrounds, industries, and maybe even countries, so having a robust search engine supporting your portal is critical.
    [Providers] Investing in Innovation: When it Pays to Play
    You are a software provider, but you know you will never have the time to create every feature your customers might need, especially in the timeframe they want it. But you have other choices: typically, a company might partner with other providers, such that their customers can get the solutions they need – but you may not have too much influence over that partner’s roadmap or product direction. This is the road that software provider Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) is taking: the “something in the middle.” Here is an interesting proposition.
    [Providers] Kineo Team at #DevLearn
    Finally, this session will provide you with some quick tips for better eLearning design that you can immediately apply to your current and upcoming projects. That provides each speaker with six minutes and 40 seconds to share their vision for how learning is being innovated. How do you provide a structured framework when so much of the learning happens shoulder-to-shoulder on the restaurant floor? The annual migration of the L&D tech crowd to Las Vegas for the eLearning Guild’s fabulous DevLearn conference has begun. Let's take a look at some of what we'll be up to.
    [Providers] 4 Things I Love about Remember The Milk
    RTM provides iCalendar support so you can sync with a calendar. I use the free version, but the Pro version for $25/year has more features (more syncing, phone reminders, etc.). Most of the time, I have multiple projects in various states of completion. Right now, I started two projects last week, I’ll start another this week, and I have three courses in various states of revision. My to-do list is my central location for keep track of all the moving pieces. I use a tool called Remember the Milk for my to-do list. Prioritization. Separate Lists for Work and Personal. Your Favorite?
    [Providers] Everybody is Paying Attention
    The book begins with the story of a Special Forces Captain in Afghanistan literally putting his life on the line to provide cover for members of his squadron that were under enemy fire. Furthermore, it provides imagery that encapsulates the complexity (perhaps the inescapable irony) of consistently and effectively influencing others.  How leaders provide direction Are they legitimately teaching someone how to do something they don’t know how to do and need to learn? Consider Simon Sinek’s best-selling book “Leaders Eat Last” as a testament to this assertion.
    [Providers] Corporate Learning & Development: Whose Job Is It?
    By providing incentives to encourage learning behaviors and creating and communicating a concrete link between learning, performance and compensation, the HR team can do much to support the learning environment. Creating, promoting and sustaining an organizational culture of learning is one hallmark of organizational success. culture of learning can result in an organization which cultivates the values that individuals seek—such as tolerance, open discussion, and the ability to think holistically and systematically. The short answer is: “Everyone’s”. Responsible Party #4: Managers.
    [Providers] Ted's Moodle Adventures: Chapter 4: My Free MoodleCloud site - Getting Started
    The Moodle organization has been nice enough to provide a free space for hosting your own Moodle site: MoodleCloud. Have you taken a Moodle class or studied on your own? Ready to try Moodle for real? Like most truly free items, there are constraints and catches, but these for the most part do not limit what you can do - and you can always move on to paid hosting if your site gets "too big" in some sense. In the big black box, you can sign up for your site - click Sign Up - or get more information first - click Wait, I Need More Info. The signup process now begins.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
    [Providers] The Latest: What consumers are seeking; plus video and mobile data
    The vendors I talk to who delete the data record when the learner (employee) leave or the customer is no longer a customer for the course/content – client provider; will point to the security concerns as one of the key, dare I say it, (dare, dare), main reasons for doing so. The vast majority of vendors use a hosting provider to host their LMS, with quite a few using Rackspace or Amazon S3.  . A round-up of the past two months regarding e-learning, LMSs, authoring tools and more. DevLearn. Due a recent rib injury, I will not be at DevLearn this year.  Add it.  Bottom Line.
    [Providers] diverse networks, strong relationships
    Some say that a dense, cohesive network brings more social capital, while others argue that a sparse, radial network, one that provides opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurial activity, equates to greater social capital. Sharing complex knowledge requires trusted professional relationships. You cannot just throw people together and hope they will work effectively on difficult problems. strong interpersonal relationships that allowed discussion, questions, and feedback were an essential aspect of the transfer of complex knowledge” – Hinds & Pfeffer (2003).
    [Providers] 5 Reasons Why an Extended Enterprise LMS is Right for Your Business
    In a study on the success of NCR’s extended enterprise system they explained how the EE-LMS system allowed them to reach their global customer base and train the customers and service providers about the software, hardware, and services needed to run the product. Each different audience for the product; service providers, customers, employees, and sales partners, require different types of learning and training. This week, Managing eLearning features a guest post by Lauren Gray at Web Courseworks. Why train your Extended Enterprise audiences? Make more money, save more money.
    [Providers] KnowledgeStar: The App for a Learning Culture
    It eliminates the current industrial training model and replaces it with automatic, on-the-job, just-in-time performance support provided exactly when and where it's needed. This new technology provides the critical compliment to the traditional classroom-based formal training approach. Automatically providing the knowledge and know-how to safely and effectively get the job done. This is state-of-the-art technology that links machines to people with the information they need when they need it. David Grebow, CEO of KnowledgeStar™, is looking for beta sites to pilot the app.
    [Providers] Why Your Employees Still Hate The Intranet
    Employees want and need social tools, but their intranets either don’t provide social components, or they provide tools that employees resist using for various reasons. Though more than 80% of organizations have had intranets for 5 or more years, and 65% of employees access their intranets 1 or more times per month, dissatisfaction with intranets is high. According to Forrester, 75% of people solely use their intranet for human resources purposes like benefit information, company directories, and training courses. Only 28% rated them as good to very good.
    [Providers] 3 quick tips for strong scenarios
    Then write a high-level plot that provides several intersecting routes to those endings. It can be hard to write subtle scenario questions. Here are some techniques that can help. 1. Put dialog in quotation marks. This trick helps ban the bureaucratic from your writing. Instead of paraphrasing what people say, stick it in quotation marks and it will magically rewrite itself. Here’s an example. Before: Nuria has been wrangling widgets for three weeks and is frustrated. It is difficult for her to determine the correct wrangling angle. ” 2. Branching? Start with the end in mind.
    [Providers] Making a Profit from Moodle
    PayPal was the first Ecommerce plugin that enabled transactions directly from Moodle but there are now additional integrations that provide modern online payment options. Time and effort put into the development of eLearning programs is significant. This has moved many organizations to put pressure on eLearning departments to become either cost-neutral or profit centers; meaning courses developed need to be sold. To help facilitate this, there are many Moodle Plugins to help you do so. Moodle
    [Providers] Discover Origin’s unique dimensions of learning in 3 days
    Origin , a front-runner in providing cutting-edge learning solutions, is a key participant at this 3-day event. Innovative Learning – Digital, Visual, Analytics, Social. Discover newer paths of learning, transcend to a newer orbit along with learning technologies. Get the right dosage from knowledge experts. With the world getting increasingly digital, visual, analytics, and social, it is time to watch, move, explore, and experiment in order to be attuned to latest developments! The skill gap is widening and newer technologies are a reality.
    [Providers] xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY
    Trivantis , providers of Lectora, are the first Authoring Tool vendor to support xAPI Camps and we are very happy to have them join us. We aren’t freaking out — we are FREAKING EXCITED!!! The first xAPI Camp at DevLearn, the first of four events we’re putting on hosted by The eLearning Guild , is nigh upon us. The Guild helped us launch xAPI at mLearnCon back in 2012 and they have been a steadfast supporter of xAPI. Last year was the first year there was an official xAPI Track at DevLearn and, together, we are upping that ante again (…in Vegas). Our Sponsors.
    [Providers] Joining the debate on #OECD report on students, computers and learning
    This debate embedded in the Open Education Europe, focuses on the main question: " Digital technology in schools is a 'benefit' or a 'burden'? ". I do have some personal itch when looking at the selection of questions provided by the survey people of this debate. like that demand, yet at the same time it means that teachers must be provided the necessary time and options to follow these CPD's. Or, also heard often but from CPD providers: "we make it, but they will not come?!". Some extra debates started to emerge. Feels like an interpretation of an interpretation, but.
    [Providers] Reading: Open Badge’s and MOOCs #openbadges
    Read the full article on the LSE Impact Blog:  Can MOOCs and Open Badges provide an alternative to the so-called ‘inflation of educational credentials’? The initiatives described here are still in an embryonic stage but at the same time are promising in terms of new possibilities for more flexible tools and, as @ daveowhite suggests, they provide new currencies that can redesigning the economy of talent (find more in UNESCO UIL or the EU ESCO ). However, the bottom line is that conditions have changed (i.e. Image source: Alan Levine (CC BY 2.0 ). MOOC Open Badges FutureLearn
    [Providers] TalentLMS - Untitled Article
    Federated authentication (in which there’s a central trusted web service -an “identity provider”- doing the authentication for you) is another popular SSO option, and on this front eFrontPro provides Facebook integration, letting users login to your eLearning site with their Facebook account. and Facebook, eFrontPro can integrate with any identity provider that supports the industry standard SAML 2.0 They say that no man is an island. Well, no LMS should be one, either. . Single Sign On. Besides LDAP, A.D. autentication protocol for SSO. Conclusion.
    [Providers] Learning is created, not communicated
    The content (which the learning designers may choose to provide) is being ‘pulled’ into this process by the learners, instead of ‘pushed’ by the designers. I signed up for the MOOC ‘Problem-based learning: principles and design’ offered by Maastricht University – it’s starting October 5 th. hope I will complete this MOOC. I’m a serial MOOC drop-out because none have inspired me so far. MOOCs are working for some people – whereas when I commit to participate in a learning event, I tend to look for something different. There are more efficient ways to do that.
    [Providers] Continuous Learning is King — 5 Valuable Lessons in Training Practices
    Providing feedback also shows employees that they are valued prospects for long-term growth. 2. Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin. traditional, simplistic view of training is that it is just a platform to get employees up and working on new software platforms. However, more companies are investing in continuous learning on software platforms to make sure that basic information is being retained and that advanced information is being learned as well. These help boost long-term growth and productivity. What Did You Think?
    [Providers] Can People Learn and Improve? Yes or No?
    They provide opportunities for employees to learn and improve themselves. A culture, as I have written previously, is foundationally the beliefs, values, and artifacts of its people. learning culture is an organizational culture in which beliefs, values, and artifacts support employee learning, In terms of beliefs, research is showing us that what people believe about the potential of themselves and others has a profound impact on organizations. Whether people have a fixed mind-set or a growth mind-set seems to make an important difference in their learning behavior.
    [Providers] Top 5 collaboration tools
    Creating groups for different teams is easy and provides a great way to get input from a team of people quickly and efficiently. Great teams are not enough, they have to be able to work together. Creating effective elearning requires many different skills and collaboration between team members is crucial to success. Collaborating effectively should be part of every day at all organisations. The apps and technologies have come a long way in recent years and it pays to be aware of the various options you have. Brayley Pearce, Instructional Designer. Richie Harrison, Project Manager.
    [Providers] 5 Ways to Make Your Business Stand Out on LinkedIn
    While adding written content is important, featuring videos on your LinkedIn page provides more engaging material. The addition of a careers page also provides a space for your company to explain more about your mission and values. According to this year’s 2015 Content Marketing Institute (CMI) Report , LinkedIn is not only the most used form of social media for B2B marketing but is also rated as the most effective social media platform. According to Stanford University, stories are 22 times more memorable than facts. Create a Showcase Page. Post Company & Industry News.
    [Providers] Create Self-Study Courses with Video Content
    While Latitude does not provide support for the creation or maintenance of training videos, this document provides step-by-step instructions on setting up a Self-Study course to launch video content If you have training content posted to a site such as Vimeo.com or YouTube.com, you can use the “Self-Study” course delivery method to make video-based content.
    [Providers] Create Self-Study Courses with Video Content
    While Latitude does not provide support for the creation or maintenance of training videos, this document provides step-by-step instructions on setting up a Self-Study course to launch video content If you have training content posted to a site such as Vimeo.com or YouTube.com, you can use the “Self-Study” course delivery method to make video-based content.
    [Providers] Create Self-Study Courses with Video Content
    While Latitude does not provide support for the creation or maintenance of training videos, this document provides step-by-step instructions on setting up a Self-Study course to launch video content If you have training content posted to a site such as Vimeo.com or YouTube.com, you can use the “Self-Study” course delivery method to make video-based content.
    [Providers] Quick Profile Update Tool
    The Quick Profile Update tool provides a streamlined way for authorized administrators to modify a user’s primary profile information, including their location, position, and role. Because standard Edit User capabilities are restricted to Portal Administrators, this tool also allows the extension of user maintenance capabilities to others, specifically those users with the Administrator or Instructor roles
    [Providers] Quick Profile Update Tool
    The Quick Profile Update tool provides a streamlined way for authorized administrators to modify a user’s primary profile information, including their location, position, and role. Because standard Edit User capabilities are restricted to Portal Administrators, this tool also allows the extension of user maintenance capabilities to others, specifically those users with the Administrator or Instructor roles
    [Providers] Quick Profile Update Tool
    The Quick Profile Update tool provides a streamlined way for authorized administrators to modify a user’s primary profile information, including their location, position, and role. Because standard Edit User capabilities are restricted to Portal Administrators, this tool also allows the extension of user maintenance capabilities to others, specifically those users with the Administrator or Instructor roles
    [Providers] 3 Examples that explain Copyright Policies for eLearning Developers
    When using artifacts from these resources, be sure to attribute them in your eLearning courses according to the instructions provided in the logo. ELearning course development requires you to borrow artifacts and intellectual material from the Internet all the time. This includes linking to external resources. But, can you use them without attributing the original author or the materials you have borrowed? Definitely not! In this article we demonstrate three scenarios of fair use of copyright materials. course is a series of statements that need to be valid, accurate and current.
    [Providers] Customer Relationship Management
    Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems provide deep value for sales teams and organizations at large due to the capacity to track, automate and organize interactions with customers. Customer Relationship Management System Integrations. Organizations who use Moodle for partner, client, channel or sales training began to see the benefit of having learning information synced with Salesforce. As such a number of integrations have been developed. Integrations Moodle
    [Providers] 6 Ways a Mastermind Group Can Help You Achieve Your Dreams
    You are also able to share your individual trials and tribulations and provide each other with support during difficult times. They can notice where you tend to get hung up and make suggestions and provide support when you stumble. . There's a fantastic African quote that's one of my all-time favorites. . To go fast, go alone. To go far, go together. have a firm belief that when it comes to giving birth to a dream, we are more likely to make things happen when we are working with other people than when we try to do it all on our own. Community Support. Accountability. Resources.
    [Providers] Top 10 Learning Technologies and Talks at DevLearn 2015
    At Walkme, there is no front-loaded, one size fits all, heavy approach to learning, but rather a much more personalized, customized and experiential training environment that provides context, relevance, flexibility and just-in-time learning. We will learn how athenahealth successfully transitioned to a performance focused training and support model, and the importance of providing support in the moment of need. 5.  DevLearn is like being a kid in a candy store…for training and learning techies like us. They’re becoming antique pieces — a thing of the past. WalkMe.
    [Providers] Proposals Second of the Seven Stages of Training Outsourcing
    An RFQ (request for quote) is usually done when you have all the information about a supplier and only want them to provide you pricing. The objective of the proposal stage of training outsourcing is to identify the best partner that provides the best solution for the best value. Conducting an organizational assessment prior to requesting a proposal from a training supplier is the best way to ensure success in a training outsourcing engagement and mitigate the risk of selecting the wrong partner. There are three kinds of proposal requests – RFIs, RFPs and RFQs.
    [Providers] Bloomfire Taps IBM Watson to Enhance Searchability
    Tagging online content with relevant keywords provides corporate knowledge repositories with critical data that makes searching for information much more effective. Automated tagging of posts will improve searchability and overall value of content across social knowledge networks. Bloomfire today announced a partnership with IBM to integrate its Watson cognitive computing system’s natural language processing technology with Bloomfire’s social knowledge network software. IBM is a pioneer in cognitive computing. About Bloomfire. Bloomfire is headquartered in downtown Austin, Texas.
    [Providers] The Circular (Learning) Economy
    The Ellen MacArthur Foundation describes it as “a global economic model that decouples economic growth and development from the consumption of finite resources” and that it “provides new opportunities for innovation across fields such as product design, service and business models, food, farming, biological feedstocks and products.” also taking responsibility for their contribution and ensuring they are acting as service providers and continuing their involvement? And this got me thinking. What are we doing, if anything, about this with our learning?
    [Providers] Preparing for Responsive Course Design: 5 Things You Should Start Doing Now Anyway
    In general, flat colorful shapes are easier to manage and provide a modern look for your course. This guest blog was written by Sergey Snegirev, founder of BranchTrack.com, a cool online branching scenarios builder compatible with Lectora®, and owner of INTEA, an eLearning development company. If you are going to DevLearn this year, make sure you drop by the Lectora booth #239 and say hi to Sergey, who will be there from September 29 to October 1. You can also contact him at sergey@branchtrack.com. Not so great, however, if you are a corporate eLearning developer. Scroll is back.
    [Providers] For-Profits care too :)
    While this blog focuses on eLearning and few direct classroom interactions, it’s anecdotes like this – caring for students and helping provide a way for people … Continue reading For-Profits care too :) → Academics Traditional/ILTA bit off the usual tack of this blog, but this is a good story. Both my parents are retired college professors and growing up I’d occasionally hear similar stories.
    [Providers] Attributing Derivative Works in your eLearning Courses
    Local institutions that provide translations of original notes and lectures from international institutes need to declare the original authors to their students. There is always a gray line between using original ideas and adding your own to them to create a new idea AND to use the original idea as it is. While attribution is needed in both scenarios, people often don’t attribute when deriving an original work and labeling it as their own. With the world still undivided on the language frontier, derivative works are more common than we can imagine.
    [Providers] Diverse Characters In Learning Scenarios
    Trina Rimmer provides excellent suggestions for how to work around the lack of diversity in her recent article The Lack of Diversity in Stock Images Hurts Your eLearning—and What to Do About It. For the Native American course, the SME provided the name of one major character, and I researched common names for another character. In response to my post on Name Generators for Learning Scenarios , someone asked, “Does it really matter if we choose John instead of Bob?” “For example does the name have to be of a certain neutrality or a certain ethnicity? CC-By.
    [Providers] Embracing MOOCs
    Turning to MOOCs also provides training and development providers a way to step away from accreditation issues that have been faced with. MOOCs let training and development providers getting an opportunity to transcend that issue by emphasizing on the skills of the institutions conducting the MOOC. Since the world is heading towards more sophisticated form of learning experiences, embracing MOOCs in education and corporate training has become vital. Let’s go back to history, and see some cases, in order to better embrace MOOCs. That’s it for them. All Rights Reserved.
    [Providers] A Conversation with Author Catherine Lombardozzi
    But I also think that when learning professionals assemble a set of resources in a “learning environment” as described in my framework, they have the opportunity to contextualize and provide hints to help people to integrate these varied perspectives. The other day I caught up with Catherine Lombardozzi who is the principle behind the firm called Learning4Learning Professionals and author of a brand new book. Catherine has been in the field of learning and development for over 30 years doing all sorts of things from the basic to the complex–she has pretty much done it all.
    [Providers] Experience is the New Learning
    By working to provide the VR edge to a Fortune 100 client, Origin is on the verge of setting a new benchmark in the VR zone. Butter-knife, scissors, and sticky tape are all you need to join the conversation around virtual reality (VR) – is Kellogg’s take. Puzzled? Curious? Need more cues on the buzz around VR? Wear and watch’ the VR view. Check out the diverse use it offers. From music to media to FMCG to retail to engineering to automotive to hospitality or sports, the scope of using this technology for effective outcomes is expanding like never before! MUSIC. Music is soulful. MEDIA.
    [Providers] RedSeed: Online Retail Trainers to Hit US Soil in 2015 by News Editor
    Specialist retail training provider RedSeed is set to launch its online sales and service training at the DevLearn 2015. conference in Las Vegas. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Management Training Strategies
    [Providers] Lectora Basics: Using User-Defined Variables
    Lectora® eLearning software provides a ton of useful variables for you to use automatically, but the Lectora programmers can’t possibly anticipate everything you might ever want to create. In my last blog , I described what a variable is. It’s just a named container in which you can store a value. But why would you ever want to create your own user-defined variables? The simple answer is when you need to store a value for later use and there is currently nowhere else to store it. You can create your own storage unit out of thin air! Think a little bit about how this would need to work.
    [Providers] Training Block: Grade Power Learning's training practices
    September 22, 2015 - Gradepower Learning franchise is a provider of educational services and offers a unique business opportunity in the education industry. Headquartered in London, Ontario, GradePower is part of the Oxford Learning franchise system and provides programs that range from preschool reading to proprietary SAT and ACT prep. GradePower Learning utilizes reporting to monitor online pre-training. Saline, Mich., GradePower improves how children learn, rather than shooting for a better grade or test score, by combining cognitive learning strategies and academic tutoring.
    [Providers] Training Block: Grade Power Learning's training practices
    September 22, 2015 - Gradepower Learning franchise is a provider of educational services and offers a unique business opportunity in the education industry. Headquartered in London, Ontario, GradePower is part of the Oxford Learning franchise system and provides programs that range from preschool reading to proprietary SAT and ACT prep. GradePower Learning utilizes reporting to monitor online pre-training. Saline, Mich., GradePower improves how children learn, rather than shooting for a better grade or test score, by combining cognitive learning strategies and academic tutoring.
    [Providers] Training Block: Grade Power Learning's training practices
    September 22, 2015 - Gradepower Learning franchise is a provider of educational services and offers a unique business opportunity in the education industry. Headquartered in London, Ontario, GradePower is part of the Oxford Learning franchise system and provides programs that range from preschool reading to proprietary SAT and ACT prep. GradePower Learning utilizes reporting to monitor online pre-training. Saline, Mich., GradePower improves how children learn, rather than shooting for a better grade or test score, by combining cognitive learning strategies and academic tutoring.
    [Providers] Being a Professional Professor
    One of the areas that gives me particular delight is when they go on to teach in an institution of higher education such as a community college or four year institution and it’s particularly satisfying when they ask for any advice or council I can provide related to teaching within the classroom and concerning life as a professor. I’ve had my share of ups and downs in the job, like anyone, but over the years believe I have learned some lessons and gains some ideas that can help others. The same advice, ideas and guidance that I provide. Happy Learning!!
  • CDSM  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
    [Providers] CDSM Interactive Solutions wins Brandon Hall Award for ‘Best Advance in Creating a Learning Strategy’
    CDSM Interactive Solutions ( cdsm.co.uk ) is a digital learning solutions provider, offering bespoke e-learning content and a contemporary learning platform. Swansea, 18th September 2015: CDSM Interactive Solutions Ltd, a leader in innovative digital learning solutions, recently won a coveted Brandon Hall Group bronze award for excellence in the ‘Best Advance in Creating a Learning Strategy’ category. Now entering its 21st year, the Brandon Hall Group awards programme recognises outstanding achievements in Learning and Development. About CDSM.
    [Providers] An Overview of Our Implementation Methodology
    In addition to providing assistance with the design of the solution, our Implementation Specialists can advise on the set up and development of procedures and the integration of business rules. This phase includes meetings that provide an overview of the implementation, which covers items such as data to be migrated, training required, reporting needs and expected customizations. [Post by Greg Gammie, Implementations Manager at GeoMetrix Data Systems Inc.]. Our implementers are all veterans, averaging more than 10 years in the industry.
    [Providers] Competency Based Training in Moodle
    Unlike grades — which may be composed of test scores, participation points, attendance and projects—outcomes, like competencies, assess a series of statements which can be provided at the end of a course along with the overall grade. When developing a Competency Based Training Program with the Moodle Outcomes Module, training managers are equipped with a process for defining competencies that are linked to a series of numbers or letters to determine the learner’s level of understanding of said competency. For more information on Moodle's advanced features, download our guide here.
    [Providers] Boosting engagement with games at World of Learning
    Sponge UK is an award-winning elearning provider specialising in bespoke elearning solutions for large organisations. How games work to increase engagement and how they fit into workplace elearning are among the questions being answered at a free seminar at the World of Learning exhibition and conference. The learning workshop hosted by Louise Pasterfield, Managing Director at Sponge UK , will offer L&D managers and professionals an overview of elearning games and real-life examples of how organisations are using them to boost learner engagement.
    [Providers] eXact Learning Solutions Sponsors DevLearn 2015 by News Editor
    The digital learning content management business-solution provider eXact Llearning solutions is one of this year’s sponsors. of DevLearn 2015, the eLearning industry’s largest international exhibition. Design & Development Tools Learning Systems Mobile Learning
    [Providers] 4 Ways to Hold Yourself Accountable for Achieving Your Goals
    Having a partner can provide not only inspiration and motivation, but also a sense of responsibility to another person that can make the difference between action and letting things fall through the cracks. . 4.  .  . Often when we set goals for ourselves, the missing link between setting the goal and achieving it is accountability. We have a plan we intend to execute, but we haven't set up ways to hold ourselves accountable for following through. As a result, we later return to our goals, wondering what happened. . So how do we build accountability into our plans?
    [Providers] 10 Common mistakes when developing and delivering an eLearning course: Part 1
    What actually needs to be in the course, and what might be better provided in the form of links to PDF documents, existing internet or intranet content or other resources. Don’t You’ve acquired a Learning Management System. You’ve been sold a “Just In Time” eLearning tool that, apparently, anyone can use. You have a laptop full of tired old PowerPoint presentations that are churned out every time there’s a need for another induction course, fire safety training or anything else that’s boring, but mandatory. Right? Well, not quite.
    [Providers] A Brief History Of Intranets
    They were basic, static web sites that provided a central location for employees to access company information. The first intranets began to emerge in the mid-1990s. In 1996, Frontier Technologies Corp. introduced Intranet Genie, the first commercial turnkey intranet software bundle to offer a diverse suite of communication tools in one package. This included mail and news clients, a DNS server, HTML editing tools, a phone list, a help desk system, a purchase order application, document sharing, a search function, and more.
    [Providers] How Sales Training Can Benefit More Than the Sales Team
    It’s no surprise that providing sales training to more than just the sales team can greatly benefit a company’s sales enablement efforts. Providing sales training to the departments outside of sales allows your entire organization to become focused on the customers that give your company a purpose, and the buying experience that they receive. Sales training provides a greater understanding of what makes a customer want to buy—the underlying and psychological reasons people will make during a purchasing decision. Get Everyone Speaking the Same Language.
    [Providers] A Conversation with John Deligiannis of mLevel
    Finally, the platform has an extensive reporting dashboard that provides detailed data on how employees are performing – specifically, what they know and don’t know at a level most learning and business professionals aren’t used to seeing. recent customer is a leading provider of education services, and their recruiters have strict protocols for how they conduct themselves with prospects. The other day I had a great conversation with John Deligiannis. John has been in the L&D space for his entire career, and joined a company called mLevel almost 2 years ago now.
    [Providers] #MOOC: no disruption, no real assessment and adults aren't dropouts! #grumpyWoman
    Do any MOOC-teachers/professors really still think that the way they provide content and assessment is the only way to grasp content? That is too simple AND it assumes that those people are the only ones being able to provide the right feedback. Okay, this is a mail written on the aeroplane after returning from EC-tel conference. wonderful conference (I will share the positive vibes and connections soon). But first I have to get some of the reoccurring assumptions uttered by some (yet too many) off my chest. MOOCs are disruptive? Do not make me laugh! So not much disruption there.
    [Providers] What is our role in online learning?
    What about higher education?  Is its only goal to provide students with courses and topics that rather than be just in the classroom are now/available online? . Sure one could make the argument that for all – B2B/B2C, employees, students and government workers it is providing them an opportunity to acquire new skill sets to improve their personal and professional goals (well, at least in the corporate side, not really HE).   And for some businesses, I’d say correct – oh and BTW – Kudos for doing so! The word here though is “provided” to me. .
    [Providers] Want New Employees to Stick Around? Use Digital Onboarding! [Infographic]
    Training for new employees is a mandatory need – and there is no escaping it – so you want onboarding that is quick, creates a cultural expectation, and provides a rapid enlightenment of your business values. Onboarding is a challenge for every L&D manager, no matter what your strategy is! But what many don’t realise is that onboarding doesn’t have to be a time-consuming chore, completed just so you and your new employees can tick a box. If anything, you can use onboarding to your advantage! At CDSM, we recently looked at: Why an onboarding program is important.
    [Providers] Aligning Learning to Performance
    One organization that repeatedly works to provide useful statistics in this ares is the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD). For years the argument against business implementing a robust learning program has been that it’s too difficult to measure the impact. This is an excuse that is quickly fading. There are reliable ways to determine the return on investment from learning programs. Still, whenever training is brought up at an organization then this is something that will have to be addressed. There are a variety of resources. What it comes down to is investment.
  • CDSM  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
    [Providers] #TeamCDSMRun: Our Charities
    They fund pioneering research, raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and provide support to those affected. They do this by providing a range of medical, emotional, financial and practical support, and by pushing for better cancer care. When we started running together way back in May, the Swansea Bay 10k seemed a lifetime away. But, as usually happens with these things, the weeks of training have flown by and the 10k is now THIS SUNDAY. Alzheimer’s Society. They also support their families and carers. Donate to Alzheimer’s Society on JustGiving.
    [Providers] The Golden Age of Customer Feedback
    It’s September, 2015 however and customer-focused companies are fortunate because many feedback tools exist that can be leveraged to relay product design, functionality, and other ideas to clients and to provide a method for feedback. When completed, messages, images, even audio & video recordings can provide valuable product input. The ideas can typically be categorized & prioritized, and follow up questions or other information can be provided back to the customer. In fact, more communication channels are available now than ever before!
    [Providers] Create an Active and Collaborative Learning Environment for your Course
    The main difference is that, with this type of reflective commenting, you provide a checklist for commenting. And keep this activity within the scope of the assignment by providing a list of curated websites. Request that they share and have other teams evaluate the newsletters using the provided criteria. Having built a fantastic course is only a few paces away from a successful course. What is a successful eLearning course anyway? course that engages its learners in a meaningful way. The question for this article is: How do we create such successful courses? This is it.
    [Providers] The Best WordPress Host We Know
    We first contacting them when our old hosting provider kept going down (something that is a big deal when you’re an online business). The configuration is certainly optimial for WordPress, but what has been even more impressive is the level of support they provide. The very nature of LearnDash means that we are often helping people across a variety of hosting platforms. Keeping up with all of the various host offerings is a bit daunting. There are generic, shared hosts. WordPress specific hosts. Dedicated servers. Virtual servers. Managed servers. So on and so forth.
    [Providers] Why an Open Source LMS Isn’t Always the Best Option
    Or, you can choose an LMS provider with a reputation for quality that has already created a fully functioning robust platform that can still be customized to be everything you want and more. One of the key arguments for fans of open source is that if your provider goes out of business for some reason, you’ve been abandoned. You have to find another provider, migrate your data, etc. With open source you have ownership of the code and are never at the mercy of a provider. You’re shopping for an LMS and behold FREE OPEN SOURCE LMS pops up. you say excitedly. Quality.
    [Providers] 4 Ways to Plan With Your Future Self in Mind
    This can be an excellent way to provide yourself with shorter term coaching and motivation. One of the problems we humans can have with setting and reaching our goals is that when we set them, we are thinking of the person we are right now, rather than the person we will become when we meet those goals. We haven't connected with that future version of ourselves. . For most of us, our future selves are like other people--people whose motivations, emotions, etc. we understand imperfectly. In fact, research shows that we treat our future selves as though they ARE other people. Resilience
    [Providers] Liveblog #ectel2015 #MOOC pedagogy, patterns of engagement design
    The current paper builds on this work and examines MOOCs from different providers that have been offered on the FutureLearn platform. With a focus on why people act/engage the way they do in MOOCs, when looking at different size MOOCs (size being the number of weeks the mooc is running). Rebecca Ferguson and Doug Clow from the OU on stage, first Rebecca, then Doug. Different engagement patterns depending on assessments that are in the MOOC or not, the same with discussions that might be in it or not. Which makes it a difficult exersize to find patterns that can be compared.
    [Providers] Keys to engage learners in e-learning
    She writes articles on various topics such as Education, gadgets, travel… As of now she is focusing on Univariety ( https://www.univariety.com ), which provides career counselling for college students. learning is the process in which an education portal provides learning material to students and people can access the material from anywhere, anytime through the World Wide Web. The more diversified and course specific material is provided, the better it will be to keep the learners engaged as it will give them the chance to pursue subjects they are interested in.
    [Providers] 5 Ways to Drive Business Leaders to Buy eLearning
    For business leaders focused on growth, eLearning provides a way to consistently deliver training to a growing employee audience. Liz Sheffield is a freelance writer with a background in training and development. She specializes in writing about everything related to the human side of business. You can contact her via LinkedIn or Twitter. Have you ever been in the position of needing to “sell” business leaders on the value of eLearning? Here are five tips to drive home how eLearning supports your organization. Data, data, data. Rapid revisions. Cost-savings. Digital natives.
    [Providers] Are Gamification and Digital Motivation Part of your Company Culture?
    Remember, gamification isn’t a panacea to increase employee engagement, but used in the right way it can provide digital motivation and create a healthy competitive spirit within your company. My boss and I are a little competitive… ok very competitive. I don’t think this is a bad thing; in fact, I think most good professionals are driven by competition. Depending on your role and department, your goals and metrics will vary – for example, in our marketing department, we are always wanting to improve performance, drive quality leads for less money, increase response, and get more views.
    [Providers] Leaders in 2030 won’t see ‘followers’, but collaborators, associates and allies
    Better access to information provides employees with deeper knowledge and enables a higher degree of intellectual autonomy and emancipation. “The underlying assumption is that leadership is something we do to other people. But in our view, leadership should be seen as something we do with other people.” ” Rob Goffee & Gareth Jones, authors of “Why Should Anyone Be Led by YOU?” ” A leadership vision: followership in 2030. Imagine a group of elementary school children and fast-forward fifteen years to the time they enter the work force. Which.
    [Providers] liveblog from @EcTEL2015 a framework to design educational #mobile based games across multiple spaces
    How can we reinvent permanent exhibition and provide different experiences with the same modules. I choose to sit in on this session as the combination of integrating multiple contexts into mobile learning design is quite a challenge. And just one of the contexts that matter to the whole set of learning contexts. So, I do think there might be a generic framework in this, or a basis to add this design framework and add other contexts to it. Carmen Fernandez-Panadero (UC3M - Spain) takes the stage and immediately dives in with enthusiasm. The teams are 5 - 6 students.
    [Providers] Version 2.1 Brings Exciting New Features!
    This is a great way to cross promote other courses, provide learners with a special prize or gift, or any other incentive. Today is an exciting day for a couple of reasons. First, it is the beginning of Q4 of 2015. This has notoriously been an exciting time for LearnDash customers as many of our projects are coming to completion and soon into your hands. More information on this is included at the end of this post. It also sets the stage for a follow-up release that isn’t too far behind. completed on (date). cumulative score. cumulative points. cumulative total points.
    [Providers] 5 parameters to measure in a post eLearning course evaluation
    Having said that, it is still possible to receive a good rating for a course that is longer than usual, provided it is captivating. <div. No matter how experienced an Instructional and/or eLearning Designer you are, there will always be room for improvement. An eLearning course is still raw material until you fill that room. How do you do that? Simply by asking the best people: the learners who have taken your course. In this post, we will look at the 5 parameters you will need to take into consideration when you set up a post-course evaluation. Learning Expectations. Content.
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