• IGNATIA WEBS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Providers] #Phd update: interest for older employees learning research niche
    'The quest to provide research based evidence to upgrade or at least hold on to older employees, and build a rationale to keep them in corporations based on their expertise and knowledge. The book is freely available online (per chapter) and chapter 2 provides a really handy definition of learning episodes, which comprises learning actions, and relates it to personal learning goals of the learner. EU, US, Canadian statistics are clear, we have an aging population and there is a need to keep employees at work, in meaningful work based on their expertise and knowledge.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Providers] No Learning Professional Ever Got Fired for Bullet Points but…They Should
    Yet we tell, we lecture, we provide bulleted lists. Because in the end either they know it will save our lives, provide a safer environment for ourselves or others or keep us from harm. 'Whenever I talk about game-thinking or gamification or even interactive learning someone always asks the question: “What if people don’t like games?” ” or they ask “What do we do when people say ‘I just want the information, just tell me what I need to learn–I’ll get it myself.” Like challenge, action, continual feedback, story.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Providers] Linking #k12 to #mLearning, networked learning, cloud computing
    It provides a nice overview of new options and trends for young students, as well as interesting assumptions. The NMC reports always have the same structure providing a nice overview of which technologies are already adopted, which to watch out for and what lies in the (5 years) future. 'As the New Media Consortium report is out looking at the upcoming trends for k12 and online learning , I was pleasantly surprised by the emerging combinations which clearly embrace new educational technologies and student-centered focus. Quickly sharing the table of content here: I. BYOD. !
  • LEARNDASH  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Providers] Should You Use LearnDash? Read This…
    You should certainly read these articles as they will provide you with some interesting ideas and considerations from a wide-range of backgrounds. While these opinion pieces are beneficial, they may not provide you with all the answers to your questions. Instead of providing a long list of potentially desired features (feature priority is quite subjective), it might be more beneficial to describe some common LearnDash user backgrounds. '“Do you think that LearnDash would be a good solution for my online course(s)?” Is it scaleable? WooCommerce)?
  • SHIFT ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Providers] Designing eLearning to Maximize the Working Memory
    'The brain is a complicated machine, capable of creating extraordinary works of art, solving complex problems, and feeling the deepest of emotions. At the same time, our brains function on a daily basis taking on more mundane and routine tasks that are just as important as building bridges or writing books. In eLearning, one of the most important brain functions to consider is the working memory, one of the more everyday functions of the brain. In short, the working memory is what we use to perform efficiently and effectively in our daily lives, including learning. Your brain would overload!
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Providers] Using an LMS to Navigate the New Mobile World
    What Tools Can Companies Use to Provide Mobile Learning? Service as a Software (SaaS) solution, TOPYX is hosted, maintained and updated by the software provider. 'Nobody knows what the future holds but we assume it will be full of gadgets and gizmos. Can you imagine a world where the desktop computer is obsolete? This reality might not be far off. We are only one decade into the 21 st century, yet smartphones have already outsold PCs and over 1 billion Internet connected devices , like tablets, were sold worldwide in 2012. All the while, PC sales have been declining.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Providers] The dawn of a new generation
    So it’s important that the practical knowledge be provided in the form of job aids – such as a template or a checklist – that the operator can use on-the-job, just-in-time. 'User-generated content (UGC) is not a novel concept, but most of us in the corporate sector have barely scratched its surface. Beyond enterprise social networks – which are hardly universal and face substantial challenges of their own – UGC in the broader sense is beset by concerns about content quality, accountability, organisational culture, job security and power dynamics.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Providers] Preparing your workforce for tomorrow
    read lately from a critic that I am someone who,”believes training and learning are pretty much unconnected” As you can see, they are connected, but training is subservient to organizational learning, especially in the complex domain, where it provides us with no new insights, a critical component in a changing work environment. 'I created a performance improvement toolbox when I started this blog in 2004, and have kept adding to it over the years. Training works well for complicated problems, when you have clear and measurable objectives. Performance Improvement
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Providers] Reflections on “C-Suite TV debuts, offers advice for the boardroom” [Dreier]
    From the About page: C-Suite TV is a web-based digital on-demand business channel featuring interviews and shows with business executives, thought leaders, authors and celebrities providing news and information for business leaders. 'C-Suite TV debuts, offers advice for the boardroom — from streamingmedia.com by Troy Dreier. Business leaders now have an on-demand video network to call their own, thanks to one Bloomberg host’s online venture. Excerpt: Bringing some business acumen to the world of online video, C-Suite TV is launching today. See also: Mind your own business.
  • MARCIA CONNER  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Providers] Girls Gone Engineering
    Kristen and Peggy sang that women rarely pursue technical fields because we’re expected to have families, provide a loving home for our husbands, and that engeneering isn’t ladylike (whatever that means). This may be the larger challenge for our society–providing an environment for all children to play, try, fail, and try again, with encouragement from family and friends, teachers and mentors.  'Singer Kristen Lems introduced me to Peggy Seeger’s song, “ I’m Gonna Be an Engineer ” almost 25 years ago. It It’s time for the next!”
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Providers] Learning to Compete
    Uber is providing an alternative to taxis. Health care providers from around the globe are attracting patients with lower cost surgeries and treatments. 'The rate at which an organization learns may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. If you are learning more rapidly than the competition, you can get ahead and stay ahead. Garvin & Edmondson, 2008). Every organization faces some kind of competition. Manufacturers compete for market share and for talent. Retail businesses compete for space and for customers. Government agencies compete for funding and talent. p.326).
  • EDYNCO  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Providers] An innovative use of Mind mapping in Education
    There are numerous studies available providing evidence of why mind mapping is so effective for all sorts of activities. However, for providing maximum efficiency of a Leaning map we must design it properly. The full potential of a Learning map is provided by assigning students to create their own Learning maps to review their understanding of the topic and to build long-term memory. Mind map doesn’t provide short summaries/explanations. Nodes are not only for providing information. 'It is no secret that a Learning map is based on a mind mapping technique.
  • PROPROFS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014
    [Providers] Track where learners spend most of their time
    As the author, you can use this information and simplify the details on the page; provide explanations that make the contents easy and significantly improve the course. 'With ProProfs, you can now trace the time learners spend on every page of your training course. Our new feature lets you to not only see the total time taken by your learner on the overall course, but also analyze how much time they spent on every page as well. With this data, you can examine and break down the time spent on each page or learning module and get crucial insights about your learner. How does this help?
  • ELLEN WAGNER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Providers] PAR Framework: Learning Analytics as a Service for Higher Ed
    MEET THE PAR FRAMEWORK - The Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework is a national, non-profit provider of learning analytics as a service. PAR institutions provide a full set of anonymized undergraduate student data that allows for comparative investigation of student success trends over time, at the individual student, course and degree level. PAR membership provides institutional leaders with the models, technical support, services, and guidance needed to evaluate techniques, tools and solutions used to improve student outcomes. Institutional benchmarks.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [Providers] DevCorner: Under the Hood—How TechSmith Fuse Works
    Fuse eliminates all those steps by providing your content a fast lane for travel, directly where it needs to go. They provide a vehicle for small bits of information. 'Introduction. TechSmith Fuse is a mobile app that can send photos and videos from your phone or tablet directly into Snagit , Camtasia , or TechSmith Relay. It’s a transfer mechanism that closes the gap from your mobile images and videos to your desktop for content editing. Can’t see the video? Watch it on YouTube. Ready? Operation. How It’s Done. You’ve seen these–they’re everywhere. How It Works.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
    [Providers] B2B Top Five LMSs
    Resellers who are part of your business learning network – maybe you provide them courses on how to sell your product. Content Providers – the fastest growing B2B right now in e-learning; best or most amazingly of all – it can be just one person who has created a course (content) and then has their own clients who purchase the course or courses to provide to their own employees;  the days of large content providers as the only option is gone. 'I admit I love lists.  must read it.  I just like lists.  Yep, people love lists. But Back to B2B. Uh, no.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
    [Providers] Reading: Education and the Internet
    Take from it what you need to highlight the need for more awareness, more training, more meetings (oh no), or more ‘something’ in order to provide a learning ‘environment’ which will enable and empower the next generation of learners and workers. 'The 2014 IGGY Junior Commission report on Education and the Internet  is an important read. “The IGGY Junior Commission enables ten of the brightest young minds to collaborate with one another to achieve a global goal. ” MOOCs and flipped classrooms allow for more flexible and personal learning opportunities.
  • SHIFT ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
    [Providers] 10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)
    Organization is key: headings and subheadings provide a clear outline. Provide a visual break for your learner. 'Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners'' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. Helping students to pay attention is a primary concern of training professionals , so here are some optimal methods to win the attention game in eLearning. Problem-solving. Focus on giving them what they want: answers to their real-world problems. Comparisons.
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
    [Providers] Can an LMS Provide a Secure Shopping Solution?
    'Throughout the world there is growing concern about consumer protection. Credit card fraud is rampant and cyber theft is an increasing threat. Some companies try to build firewalls that keep thieves away from sensitive information. Unfortunately, this act of security comes at a price not all businesses can afford. Often times, small businesses look to accept payments through third party eCommerce solutions. But unless these systems are safe and reliable, customers won’t buy. Smart consumers are only comfortable offering their information when they feel it is protected. Jeffrey A.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
    [Providers] #PhD journey: preparing main study #MOOC
    choose this course as it was health related: building on past experiences I would think a lot of health professionals might be interested in this course as it might provide extra insight into medicines and pharmacy. The course also provides support for carers and people with diseases mentioned in the course. The course starts 15 September 2014, lasts for 6 weeks, and has quite a hefty 6 hours per week study workload (which is of interest as well, as high expectations sometimes provides high effort return). 'The next big step in my PhD journey is coming up: the main study.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
    [Providers] High-Impact L&D
    It’s a complex book but one that provides plenty of insights. 'On my way to work today, I was scrolling through my blog roll and LinkedIn posts and came across this (as always) thoughtfully written post on It''s Time to Redesign HR by Josh Bersin. He emphasizes the importance of re-thinking the role of HR and defines some of the aspects that make for a high-impact HR team. And one of the important points he raises is the need to consider HR as a talent function , moving beyond some of the typical administrative tasks that are typically seen as defining parameters of HR roles.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
    [Providers] Avoiding Information Overload in Online Learning Environments: An e-learning perspective
    Also, if the course content itself is new, then it is better to prepare the ground by providing background material to the learners –like some document, mailer, web link, etc. This provides relief for the learners as well as gives them the option of reading up later to gain in-depth knowledge. 'The effectiveness and impact of technology-aided learning in the corporate sector is unquestionable. With the aid of technology, training and learning has become more accessible to a wider spread of corporate learners, no matter where they are located across the globe. Learner Readiness.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
    [Providers] Adobe Captivate 8: Changing the Size of Responsive Layouts
    Each layout's default height provides space for Captivate's playbar. 'by Kevin Siegel      As far as I'm concerned, the hottest new feature you'll find in Adobe Captivate 8 is the ability to create responsive eLearning. As I taught you a few weeks ago, by choosing  File > New > Responsive Project , you can basically create and work on multiple screen sizes (called break points) in one project. When you publish the responsive project, the learner will automatically be served the break point appropriate for the device they're using.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
    [Providers] The IT Service Organization for a Post-Enterprise World [Schroeder]
    Excerpt: Put another way, the challenges facing higher education have prompted some faculty and staff to say to me: “I don’t want you [the IT organization] to be a service provider in this situation; I don’t even know what I want, or what is possible. The need to provide enhanced capabilities in these areas will require efficiencies in infrastructure, administrative systems, and technology support, reshaping the IT organization. 'The IT Service Organization for a Post-Enterprise World — from educause.edu by Tracy Schroeder. higher education IT in HE
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
    [Providers] BLP Hosts “Game Design Day” for the Children of Dayspring Center
    For those unaware, Dayspring Center provides emergency shelter, clothing, and three nourishing meals-a-day for homeless families with children in central Indiana. 'Last Friday, 20 young people from Dayspring Center’s Camp Discovery program visited our offices. Kids from ages 10 to 15 spent time with us playing outdoor games and indoor games, eating tons of pizza, and then making games of their own with the help of our BLP game designers. Our first activity was a fun game where the kids worked together to make a perfect square out of rope with one catch: they had to wear blindfolds!
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
    [Providers] What is Informal Learning?
    would love to see the reason provided by the 12.2% One system that was built to provide informal learning in this way is TOPYX social LMS. 'What is informal learning anyway? hear the term used in many ways. Here’s how Wikipedia defines it: Informal learning is, by default, any learning that is not formal learning or non-formal learning. Informal learning is organized differently than formal and non-formal learning because it has no set objective in terms of learning outcomes and is never intentional from the learner’s standpoint. that stated they do not like learning.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
    [Providers] How to Get the Most out of Your LMS Demo
    Before your demo, provide your LMS vendor with this scenario (and any others you and your team come up with) and ask them to demonstrate these steps within the system. Again, think of the objectives they would have and ask the LMS provider to demonstrate how the user would move about the system, meeting those objectives. Most vendors can provide you with literature outlining the system’s features and functionality. If you’re not prepared to ask the right questions and communicate your needs, the process can feel even more intimidating. Make the most of your time. Don’t.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
    [Providers] Safety and Compliance Training: Should it Be a Game?
    ” If the only reason you are providing the training is to simply comply, is it really necessary to make it engaging? They provide an immersive, memorable experience to learners while incorporating learning strategies that are closely tied to the learning objectives. 'Safety training is often viewed as a “check the box” activity inside organizations. Managers don’t like giving it. Employees don’t like taking it… and that’s just “the way it is.” Do learners really need to know this stuff? Start Small. Don’t be afraid.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
    [Providers] Ban “Click Here” From Your Vocabulary
    Therefore, your link text should still make sense on its own (or at least provide users with a clue as to the content). 'Take a look at the following list and see if you can determine which link would get you to the Wikipedia article on Universal Design for Learning: Click here. Click here. more information. Without clicking on every link, do you have any way of knowing which one leads to what you want? The text of your link matters. Why Link Text Matters. Unfortunately, this means that screen reader users can miss the context around the links. What To Do. ” Standards. WCAG 2.0
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
    [Providers] 21C Workplace Skills and L&D
    'Back from Ladakh and settling into my “normal” routine. Needless to say, it’s not at all easy after visiting a place like Ladakh. will put up a post on the trip over the coming weekend. For now, I am focusing back on my other passion outside of traveling—workplace learning, enabling performance and social learning. Going through my blog-roll, I read two related posts – Four Basic Skills for 2020 by Harold Jarche and Technology Changes Everything by Jane Hart. While published almost 3 years back, it is as—if not more—relevant today. The challenge lies in the HOW. Let''s Talk in 2020
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
    [Providers] Why Trainers Should Use Agile
    Agile not only provides software developers with a methodology that supports incremental releases, it also accommodates for the quick and nimble change of the high-tech world in which we live. 'In October 2007, I co-authored an article for Training Industry Inc. titled, “The Training Value Gap.” This, in turn, helps the organization reap the benefits of its employees’ improved knowledge and skill-sets much earlier than if it would have delayed training. had never heard of agile at that time. Chances are you frequently receive small functionality updates to these applications, right?
  • LEARNDASH  |  TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
    [Providers] Custom or Pre-Packaged ELearning?
    For example, if you are in the food industry and want to have training for your employees on food health & safety standards, it’s probably best to find a provider where you can purchase the course (or perhaps a license). As you would expect, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of training providers who have created interactive, pre-packaged elearning for SAP. 'If you are implementing an elearning program at your organization, you will ultimately be faced with the decision to custom create your courses, or to purchase some pre-packaged solution. elearning
  • ABSORB LMS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
    [Providers] Identify Your LMS Requirements Easily Using this Powerful Visualization Tool
    Invariably, these so-called learning management system selection tools suffer from one or more of the following design flaws: They ask vendors to provide information they won’t ever disclose and/or is not relevant to the acquisition of a learning management system. 'I’ve ranted repeatedly ( here , here , and here ) about the horribly-designed Request for Proposals (RFPs) that cross my desk. Example: “Describe in detail all of your company’s marketing activities including the percentage of leads generated by each.” ” . Happy mind mapping!
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
    [Providers] 3 Important eLearning Tools to Encourage Community
    Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter promise community but fail to provide the tools necessary to build an effective network. 'Building online community is not as easy as it looks. Contrary to popular opinion, community doesn’t occur the moment you launch a Facebook fanpage or start using a new hashtag on Twitter. Community exists when people with shared interests come together to engage in purposeful conversation. Even though technologies like Facebook and Twitter are available to host stellar communities, the most important component in creating community is people. Jeffrey A.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
    [Providers] Click to learn less
    Which wouldn’t make sense if there were a right answer, or you should immediately be getting them to first commit to a choice and then provide feedback. 'All too often, when I review content, I see a recurrent interaction. And I really can’t figure out why, except a thorough lack of understanding of learning, and a determination to put interaction in regardless. Click here to learn more. It’s not just the next button I’m railing about here, but instead that, on a screen, there’ll be n things, tabs, boxes, something, with the instructions to ‘click to learn more’. Yes, and it’s bad.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Providers] Writing & Grammar: Pardon the Interruption
    The company that provides the fastest downloads is still XYZ. 'by Jennie Ruby    You can interrupt a sentence four different ways--with dashes, parentheses, commas, or no punctuation at all. Dashes actually emphasize the interruption, like this: One of the best things about the previous two versions--the versions before the company was taken over by XYX, Inc.--was was the user interface. Parentheses de-emphasize the interruption: The correspondence between the codes (see Table 2) is nearly one-to-one. Challenge.   When ready, post your answers as comments.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Providers] One of the ways we can help develop more innovative individuals: Promote play, passion & purpose. [Tony Wagner]
    Where, then, is the value that teachers/schools are providing? Provided a buffet of opportunities to discover interests. 'From DSC: I ran across Manish Mohan’s blog posting – Seven Survival Skills in Today’s World — which focused on Tony Wagner’s keynote address at the IFC’s International Private Education Conference: Rethinking Education, Shaping the Future. So I read the blog posting and then I listened to Tony Wagner’s address. Below are my notes from his talk. What’s the problem we need to solve in education? Challenges. Autonomy.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Providers] Ask The Experts: Scott Oser
    And so, if you want to translate that to associations I think the real key is that they’re going to have to know what their members’ needs are and be able to forecast a little bit what their members’ needs are going to be and then provide that unique set of education so that their members are always up with the times. What kind of value can they provide to those unique segments that are going to need different skills going forward. 'Jack McGrath: Hi and welcome to another in our series Ask the Experts. My name is Jack McGrath. Oser: Exactly, yeah. We have members.” Oser: Exactly.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Providers] Why Your CFO Should be Your BFF
    One analytics leader I talked with recently described his CFO as his “BFF,” noting that his CFO has helped him to gain access to data, explain different financial measures, and has provided staffing support for analytics projects. 'The majority of HR teams still have a long way to go in establishing confidence in their analytics capabilities. That's no big surprise. But what did surprise us was how low the number still is: our study last year found that only 15% of the organizations surveyed believe their HR teams have strong credibility in talent metrics and analytics.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Providers] Why Your CFO Should be Your BFF
    One analytics leader I talked with recently described his CFO as his “BFF,” noting that his CFO has helped him to gain access to data, explain different financial measures, and has provided staffing support for analytics projects. 'The majority of HR teams still have a long way to go in establishing confidence in their analytics capabilities. That's no big surprise. But what did surprise us was how low the number still is: our study last year found that only 15% of the organizations surveyed believe their HR teams have strong credibility in talent metrics and analytics.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Providers] Go Global by Thinking Local: Delivering Online Training Courses in Multiple Languages
    LMS that provides localized training experiences will already have all the contextual nuances of the languages supported embedded in the learner-device interface. 'Online training is a powerful learning vehicle—it allows people to learn on their own schedule (asynchronously), at the own pace (on-demand), and on their device of choice (flexibly). And developing online training via a LMS is scalable, as you can train thousands in a short time. But the trick to growing globally is thinking locally. Don’t Lose the Learner in the Translation. Here’s another cautionary tale. Go Local.
  • INSYNC TRAINING  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Providers] New Whitepaper - Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics
    'Virtual training design doesn’t need to be difficult – but designers do need a working knowledge of the features and tools each virtual classroom provides. In this white paper, we’ll be sharing high-level summaries of virtual classroom tools, including chat, breakout rooms, whiteboards, application sharing, synchronized web browsing, and survey and feedback tools. Virtual Classroom Engagement
  • EFRONT  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Providers] Essential LMS features to support Instructor Led Courses
    All of these essential aspects of an elearning course provide structure, allowing the lesson to be more effective and organized. Provides a calendar overview of sessions, courses, and lessons. Provides content creators and instructional designers with the ability to brand the LMS courses. 'One of the most significant benefits of eLearning is that it’s versatile. Utilizing an LMS can allow you to not only train employees remotely and offer online quickly and conveniently, but it can also be an ideal support tool for instructor led courses. Detects conflicting events.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Providers] Reflections on “The Internet of Things will radically change your Big Data strategy” [Kavis]
    Some companies are still hanging on to the belief that they can manage their own data centers better than the various cloud providers out there. because that is what it will take to provide the appropriate amount of bandwidth, disk storage, and compute power to keep up with the demand for data ingestion, storage, and real-time analytics that will serve the business needs. 'The Internet of Things will radically change your Big Data strategy  – from forbes.com by Mike Kavis. McKinsey Global Institute reports that the IoT business will deliver $6.2 trillion of revenue by 2025.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Providers] Does Practice Really Make Perfect
    Recent Training Industry research, “Using Virtual Environments for Leadership Development,” points to other useful strategies including providing feedback, pre-training assignments, and post-training coaching 'We’ve all heard the adage that practice makes perfect. And most are familiar with studies, anecdotes, or popular press articles that support this axiom. For example, you may have heard about Malcom Gladwell’s “10,000-Hour Rule.” This rule, featured in his New York Times’ bestselling book, “Outliers: The Story of Success,” is inspired by K. The answer is, no.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Providers] Not all innovation is disruptive
    In the book McLuhan for Managers , the authors provide a lens for managers and owners to make business decisions primarily using McLuhan’s laws of media to understand the changes that are possible with any medium. 'Given all the talk about disruptive innovation lately, I thought I’d dust off several posts I have written on the subject and update them. The authors suggest that it is in the “Retrieve” quadrant of the probes  that  “ … we may be able to glean valuable clues as to the effects of the new medium from more easily observed effects of the old.”
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014
    [Providers] Our Many Hats
    Videographer and Editor - Everything from taking and editing videos to editing videos others were nice enough to provide. 'eLearning Designers wear many hats – some by choice, some placed upon us. Here are the hats I wear because I need these skills as an eLearning one-person shop. Those on the second list are ones placed upon me either because they are skills I can adapt my elearning skills to or because assumptions are made (e.g., you are an IT guy, right?). Instructional Designer & Developer - These are the obvious ones and why most of us are hired. Did I miss anything?
  • LEARNDASH  |  SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014
    [Providers] Do Colors Matter in ELearning?
    To examine this concept a bit further, SHIFT ELearning released an infographic that provides a high-level summary regarding the possible colors that can be selected for your training, and the potential impact that they might have. 'With so much attention given to elearning today, the seemingly minor details start to take on a greater significance. Major universities are using elearning to deliver their courses to a larger audience, so it only makes sense that the smaller items are examined more closely. In particular, does color impact the effectiveness of training?
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
    [Providers] From novice to expert
    I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. Subsequent work on the theory has revealed that cognitive tools (learning with, rather than through technology) can be applied to amplify the ''situatedness'' of learning, by providing active, engaging contexts. 'This is number 24 in my series on learning theories. The last post highlighted issues around the andragogy theory of Malcolm Knowles. In this post, we review the situated learning theory of Jean Lave. Reference Lave, J.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
    [Providers] Friday Spotlight > Medical Soft Skills
    Learners make decisions about what to do, say, and the appropriate care to provide to virtual patients. These patients provide real-time feedback to the learner’s choices. The fun, immersive experience is facilitated by a virtual mentor who provides expert consultative feedback, enabling learners to draw valuable learning conclusions from larger patterns of behavior. 'Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers ( PRI ) understands that effective communication in medical care is highly correlated with better patient adherence. times better odds of patient adherence.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Providers] Taming the social learning ‘beast’ for organizational learning
    'Continual training provides many benefits in a work environment where the shelf life of skills and knowledge is getting shorter. The trainer can provide the first ‘chapter’ and the learners take it forward. Much of the learning in the workplace is now becoming learner-driven – a perfect setting for social and collaborative learning. With a little structure, social learning can be a huge success for organizational learning. How to drive Social Learning strategy in an organization? Traditionally, most enterprise-wide training and learning initiatives are have a top to bottom flow.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Providers] Some solid resources re: Google Chromebooks & Google in the classroom
    It provides them with video tutorials covering each of the Drive applications ( Google Doc, Presentation, Drawing,  and Google Forms ) and with each of these videos is an attached activity that should be completed to show mastery of the topic under discussion. 'New: Google Launched Google Educator Groups (Great Learning Platform for Teachers) | June 11, 2014 — from educatorstechnology.com. Excerpt: Google Educator Groups (GEGs) is a new project launched by Google [on June 10, 2014]. Google Art Project. Massive online global collection makes art accesible to all.
  • ELEARNING CHEF  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Providers] Techsmith Repository
    'Techsmith provides several excellent tools useful in eLearning courseware development. Someday I hope to provide a post with an actual bit of depth regarding my favorite Techsmith tool, Camtasia. This quickie post, however, could be just be considered more a prominent bookmark. While I have the latest version (as of this posting) of Captivate 8 on my primary machine, I recently needed to install version 6 to work with a colleague’s file. Got the old 6.0.3 installer, dug up my old key, made the needed project edits, and sent the updated source back to my colleague.
  • LEARNDASH  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Providers] What Every LMS is Missing
    As an LMS provider, we receive our fair share of questions regarding features and functionality. This simple little test will help you eliminate a good number of providers. So, while you look at your feature list and start prioritizing, make sure that the provider you choose at least passes the support test above. 'Searching for the best LMS for your organization, or even personal use, can be quite the task. There are countless options out there, and each one has its own strengths. The question is though, what should you look for when you are looking for an LMS.
  • SHIFT ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Providers] Breathe New Life into Your eLearning Courses: 5 Helpful Mantras to Live By
    The following five helpful mantras provide refreshing ideas for creating eLearning courses that go beyond the conventional approach. 'At the beginning of their journey, eLearning and online training professionals need to find the “secret sauce” for what works best with learners. Think Visually. Bullet points and other rehashed text-based screens are not only boring and show a lack of creativity; they also take time to read — during which the learner becomes distracted from listening. Don’t let your content get lost and make it visual. We Don’t Remember Data, We Remember Stories.
  • BAMBOO PROJECT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Providers] Design Your Career: Search for Inspiration
    One of Herminia Ibarra''s key findings in her book, Working Identity , is that new connections will add "juice" to this Discovery process, not only providing you with new insight, but also potential connections you can develop to access new opportunities later on. 'Inspiration is the fuel for your ideas. Plan activties to learn from multiple perspectives and to explore unfamiliar contexts. -- Design Thinking Toolkit. Over the course of the next few weeks, I''m showing you how to apply design thinking and principles to your career planning and development. The Discovery Phase. Get Visual.
  • INSYNC TRAINING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Providers] Cultural Intelligence for Learning Professionals
    Globalization, new learning technologies and dispersed workforces have provided us with a much more diverse learner base than ever before. 'Today''s virtual learning platforms are creating global classrooms. Are you ready? Naturally, the virtual classroom paves the way for working with these global audiences more easily. How are you adapting to respond to these changes in your classroom? However, creating programs that work globally is not as simple as just putting that material into a virtual classroom. You would think that if it "works here" it would work "over there." Not necessarily.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Providers] Snagit Update: Dropbox, OneNote sharing, Object Rotation and More
    We just wanted to say thank you for all of our new and loyal customers who have and continue to provide feedback and insights into how we can continue making Snagit the best in class. 'Fresh off the heels of our major Snagit release in May, we are pleased to announce Snagit 12.1 Windows) and 3.1 Today’s new release combines a number of long-standing feature requests with some new sharing destinations that we know you’ll love. Dropbox and OneNote sharing. Now that OneNote 2013 is part of the Microsoft Office suite, you can share your Snagit capture to OneNote with a single click. Finally!
  • ASSETS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Providers] Instructional Design Tips from Cammy Bean
    And it’s nice because you provide lots of different poses and you can tell that story and show a conversation in a meaningful way so that people get that sense of going along with it. Stories are a great way to give life to the content and provide that relevance.  . So instead of thinking about creating a single learning event, we need to step back and create more long-term campaigns and think about ways to reinforce those methods and provide continuous opportunities for practice over an extended period of time so that ultimately we can change behavior. It’s really boring.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Providers] Ender’s Game–The Darker Side of Video Games for Learning
    Consider checking out the book Ender’s Game which provides a compelling and, sometimes scary look at learning and gaming in the future. 'This is a re-posting of a blog post, I did back in 2006. Since that time, a movie has come about but I think the book, Ender’s Game, is much more powerful than the movie. Given the increased use of Drones to conduct warfighting, I think this post is highly relevant. Movie poster from Ender’s Game. The main teaching tool throughout the entire book is the use of games both virtual and physical. Games video games
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Providers] E-Learning in Education – Features on the Rise
    why aren’t education systems utilizing this as a feature, in other words, allow students to upload video shot with their mobile device (smartphone, tablet, Kindle Fire), DV cam and whatever else, into the system, provide some editing and adding effects and then post them. 'As anyone who has ever gone to school knows (excluding higher ed) when the bell rings that means you are in your seats ready to start the day. RING RING RING RING. Hey Aaron get in your seat. You can stare at Ohio on the map another day. Features On The Rise. Ah, first off its not, but let’s move on.
  • LEARNDASH  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Providers] 4 Benefits of Using an LMS
    An LMS provides valuable training insights. 'Many people today understand that elearning is a great way to delivery training on a particular subject to a large audience at a fraction of the price of live training. With the emergence of rapid elearning development software such as Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline, nearly anyone can create a basic online course. But what about the systems in place that deliver the elearning – often referred to as a learning management system? The LMS is a vital part of an organization as it quietly hums along in the background. LMS Benefits.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Providers] Creative Minds: In and Out of Silicon Valley
    Venturocket, co-founded by Marc Hoag, intends to introduce job seekers directly to hiring managers, circumventing recruiters and headhunters, while his second start-up Crowd Vitae provides jobseekers with crowdsourced résumé feedback. The fresh new faces on the market may provide a novel twist on talent acquisition and other talent management areas – but these do not change the function or the business process; they do not tip an age-old existing practice on its head and shake it into a new way of doing things. I’d love to see our start-ups focus on that!
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Providers] Creative Minds: In and Out of Silicon Valley
    Venturocket, co-founded by Marc Hoag, intends to introduce job seekers directly to hiring managers, circumventing recruiters and headhunters, while his second start-up Crowd Vitae provides jobseekers with crowdsourced résumé feedback. The fresh new faces on the market may provide a novel twist on talent acquisition and other talent management areas – but these do not change the function or the business process; they do not tip an age-old existing practice on its head and shake it into a new way of doing things. I’d love to see our start-ups focus on that!
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Providers] Creative Minds: In and Out of Silicon Valley
    Venturocket, co-founded by Marc Hoag, intends to introduce job seekers directly to hiring managers, circumventing recruiters and headhunters, while his second start-up Crowd Vitae provides jobseekers with crowdsourced résumé feedback. The fresh new faces on the market may provide a novel twist on talent acquisition and other talent management areas – but these do not change the function or the business process; they do not tip an age-old existing practice on its head and shake it into a new way of doing things. I’d love to see our start-ups focus on that!
  • LEARNING CONVERSATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Providers] How to open a bottle of wine
    In choosing between providers, it''s not about the product, it''s about the process that generates the product. 'I was in a meeting today where it was suggested that purchasing organisations could differentiate between potential elearning suppliers by using a standard "problem" as a challenge. problem like "Create some elearning about how to open a bottle of wine". There would be no opportunity to ask any questions. In fact, it was even suggested that these elearning materials could be used as demonstration packages for multiple potential buyers. I''m sorry, but I just don''t buy that.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Providers] Congrats to Paul-Olivier Dehaye: MassiveTeaching
    Thoughtful reflections have been provided by Rolin Moe and Jonathan Rees. At MOOC providers, the company rules. My point here is that the governance structure that underpins university is lacking in MOOC providers. There are many fissures in the MOOC model and as providers become more prominent in education these fissures will become more evident. Several days before the media coverage, Dehaye provided the following comments on his experiment: “MOOCs can be used to enhance privacy, or really destroy it,” Dehaye wrote. Content and teaching free.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Providers] The Slumdog Graduate
    While providing explanations for how he answered each question, it was found he could answer it because he experienced it in some way. They do not require the education we “provide” to them or the elaborate restrictions we build around who is learned and who is not. 'In the Oscar-winning movie, Slumdog Millionaire, the main protagonist manages to answer very difficult (to the common person) questions to win a jackpot. People are quite unsure how he did it and he becomes the object of an intense investigation. But I am not laughing. Feast on your self and cry wolf.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Providers] DevCorner: A TechSmithie’s View of Google I/O 2014
    What They Said : One of the points made right at the beginning of this section is that Google is providing a single SDK for all of the form factors (TV, auto, etc.) 'DevCorner is where we talk about all things software development-related from inside TechSmith. This is the place for interviews with our devs, source code samples, and an inside peek at some of the cool stuff we’re working on…. Like previous Google I/O events, the 7th Annual took place at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, June 25-26, 2014. What’s New? Plenty! TechSmithies Mike Brown, Randy Schott & Scott Schmerer.
  • TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Providers] The Free, Open Source LMS Myth
    Such a system lacks the security features, intuitive design and intelligent support that commercial LMSs provide. Often times, user manuals are created by a variety of users and enthusiasts, as opposed to the single software provider. remotely hosted SaaS (Service as a Software) LMS implies that the software provider promises effective support as well as routine maintenance and upgrades. More so, third-party applications are not required with a commercial LMS , which often provides a long list of included features as well as some a la cart options. Jeffrey A.
  • THE LEARNING DISPATCH  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Providers] White Paper: eLearning Reporting Standards: SCORM and Tin Can
    The paper helps you gain basic knowledge of terms and an understanding of the standards that provide the foundation for SCORM and xAPI (such as " TinCan "), and then discusses the how xAPi addresses some of the key limitations of SCORM in areas including: Security Use outside the LMS Use outside the browser Offline support Web and native app tracking Tracking virtual worlds and simulations Tracking informal learning Tracking group performance Download Tracking and Reporting Standards for Training: SCORM and xAPI
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Providers] Bridging the Skills Gap: An Opportunity for Associations
    While traditional colleges have been unable to provide some of the technical trade type training that industry is asking for, these for-profit institutions have been popping up like weeds to provide programs. These institutions may not have the qualified staff to provide the right instruction. By leveraging association volunteers working in the industry, the association can provide expertise, the content and the connections. There are many facets to the problem. College may not be the answer. Skills gap isn’t a “someday” problem. What’s that mean? Association.edu.
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Providers] Using Measurement to Create a Learning Culture
    They can provide sound, analytically responsible guidance for improving, rather than merely justifying, human-capital investments. However, by describing what was learned, how it was applied, and what difference that made, we can provide evidence of a causal link. 'Douglas K. Smith (author of The Wisdom of Teams ) writes in the Forward to the book, Creating a Learning Culture: Strategy, Technology, and Practice : Today, you cannot avoid human questions like these: What must I learn next? What do I need to be learning in order to be more productive? How can we learn best?
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning Medical Stock Images
    This library will provide immense time and cost savings to those needing to create eLearning for the medical, dental, pharmaceutical, educational, and any other industry that requires high resolution, photo-real images of the human body, and medical environments. 'We are excited to announce the newest addition to the eLearning Template Library—Medical Stock Images. Elearning developers can now download 3D  Medical Stock Images so realistic, that they might think they are photographs of actual organs and anatomy. eLearning Medical Stock Images Video. Watch video on Youtube. universities.
  • REDTRAY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Providers] Social learning revolution: new platform to harness informal learning  
    The training and learning … Continue reading → Blended training Corporate Training eLearning General Learning technologies Social learning commelius learning technology providers social learning social learning platform social learning technology 'A revolutionary social learning platform from Commelius Solutions, is launching at the end of the month.
  • ELEARNING CHEF  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Providers] Adobe’s Edge-y HTML5 Development Tools
    Until it moves further, however, the Edge tools provide a lot of the otherwise missing HTML functionality. Edge Code is an idealistic approach to provide “design-centric features in the context of a code editor.” This Edge suite of tools can be a critical component of mobile-compatible eLearning development, with a growing support system , when you need to get away from the pre-packaged solutions tools like Captivate and Storyline provide, from advanced animation and interactivity to responsive design plans. Here’s Wikipedia’s entry on the Edge tools.
  • MANAGING ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Providers] Cross-platform LMS Integration Strategies
    Not surprisingly, there are numerous opportunities to make use of cloud-based services, such as eCommerce platforms to charge learners, or webinar packages that provide opportunities for live training and collaboration between instructors and students. Cloud vendors drive their business development by making integration portals available and easy to implement, so these ancillary features are easily bolted onto an LMS application, whether they are hosted in your data center or with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider. is safer. Single sign-on. Systems of record.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning Brothers and Infuse Medical Launch Medical Stock Image Library
    Infuse’s Ether DCP platform provides fly-on-the-wall visibility into 1:1 sales engagements, which leads to more sales conversions. eLearning Brothers provides the planet’s largest, most interactive library of assets for rapid eLearning development. '(American Fork, UT July 8, 2014) eLearning Brothers and Infuse Medical announce the first library subscription of its kind of Medical Stock Images. This library subscription is the first eLearning-specific library consisting of high resolution, 3D medical imagery. Images are available for preview and can be downloaded at [link].
  • LEARNDASH  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Providers] LearnDash 2.0 is Officially Released!
    Provide feedback to users on their submitted assignment(s): Make suggestions or comments on assignments, only the user who submitted the assignment will be able to see them and respond. 'Today we are very excited to announce a major development in LearnDash, the direct result of which based on feedback and conversations that we have had with you in our forums and the help desk. Before getting into the extent of the changes, we would like to take a moment to thank you all for your kind feedback and overall enthusiasm for the direction of LearnDash. LearnDash 2.0 Until next time!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Providers] Align, deepen, and space
    After these three steps, you’ll want to only include the resources that will lead to success, provide models and examples that will support success, etc, but I believe that, regardless, learners with good practice are likely to get more out of the learning experience than any other action you can take. 'I was asked about, in regards to the Serious eLearning Manifesto, about how people could begin to realize the potential of eLearning. I riffed about this once before , but I want to spin it a different way. The key is making meaningful practice. First, align it. What do I mean here?
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Providers] I was wrong
    Coursera is heavily focused on providing branded “turn key” content for corporation training. 'I’ve made statements late last year to the effect that “corporate MOOCs will be the big trend in 2014″ I was wrong. Recently, with CorpU and Reda Sadki , I ran an open online conference on corporate MOOCs. We put together a strong line up of presenters and topics and I expected reasonably strong turnout as the topic was timely. While we had a large number of signups, we only had 15-30 people attend each session. Some excellent presentations!
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Providers] The New TechSmith Blog!
    Since our last update was over two years ago, we felt it was time to not only spruce up the way it works, but provide some improved features that will help you be able to find what you’re looking for and want to read about. This led us to provide featured posts right at the top (1). We’re committed to continuing to provide information about the products, customer examples and stories, and other information that will help you be successful. 'Things keep on moving forward here at TechSmith. Below the top posts, the newest post gets a highlighted large spot (2).
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Providers] Owning our data
    The Respect Network is an early example of this move, providing a secure network to share private data. 'With the internet of everything (IoE), once everything is connected, where will our data reside? Who will own it and who will control it? “In real life, things go wrong. With such a large network encompassing so many devices and objects (Cisco says there will be 50 billion by 2020) there’s a lot of complexity, and plenty of opportunity for errors and malfeasance. ” – Fast Coexist. If things do not work, will we know what has happened to our data?
  • PERFORMANCE LEARNING PRODUCTIVITY  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Providers] Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.
    Clark always provides a thoughtful and enlightening perspective. Whether you’re working in an HR or L&D department, or for a commercial company providing learning tools and services, or for a college, university or business school, results matter. There are many other disruptors confronting existing models and practices used by L&D departments and their learning providers. 'A Revolution or a Slow Demise? ve recently read Clark Quinn’s excellent new ‘Revolutionize Learning & Development’ book. It’s about the output rather than process. Used with permission.
  • QUICKTHOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Providers] Keys to the successful design of a corporate training process
    They think that all the content they provide is of equal value and should be included in the deliverable, despite its impact to scope. It may take a little time to build up trust and respect you need with your sponsor but it will come after you have had a chance to show the value that you, as an ID, bring to the project by providing a learning solution that is clearly aligned with the business intent. Installment Learning  – A design and delivery format that can quickly and cheaply provide useful information in a way that can make learning “habit forming.”. James J.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Providers] The trails we leave #eLearning
    Are we running down an avenue that is actually distracting us from providing quality learning materials and quality learning experiences? 'Continuing my interest in data and how it can be used, this project and associated video is a very useful indication of how data from one App (called ‘Human’ ) can show us how we move. Do you walk, run, cycle? “Human is an iPhone app that runs in the background of your phone and automatically detects activities like walking, cycling, running, and motorized transport. What do you think, did the Horizon Report get it right or wrong?
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014
    [Providers] Mastering a discipline for transformation
    As the curator, I focus on providing just enough information to get things started. 'A model of curation for the digital era that is being used in health and care is Harold Jarche’s ‘Personal Knowledge Mastery’ (PKM). This is about individuals making the best use of their networks and other sources of knowledge so that they can keep up to date with the most effective thinking in their area and practice new ways of doing things. Leaders who take responsibility for their own effectiveness through PKM create leverage and value for their organisations. One is never finished. Sign up here.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2014
    [Providers] Something weird is happening at Coursera
    The transparency of MOOC providers is rather poor. Given heightened concerns about ethics in social media and experimentation on users, MOOC providers and faculty need to be clear on any research and analytics being conducted. 'Something weird is happening at Coursera. I’m not sure what it is exactly, but have boiled it down to two options. Both are problematic. bit of background. About two months ago, I posted a short article on a DesignJam that we hosted at UT Arlington. MOOCs). He was referring to the Massive Teaching course on Coursera that he was to run in June.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2014
    [Providers] Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity
    Some rudimentary progress includes the use of #hashtags to stitch together distributed conversations but this only provides a one medium aggregation. Education is approaching where the web was in mid-2000′s – a growing range of technologies providing certain opportunities for learning and interaction, but largely fragmented. Peers, faculty, and employers should be able to comment on my claims and I should be able to provide evidence. 'Last week, we wrapped up another successful Learning Analytics Summer Institute at Harvard. We aren’t connecting. approach.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2014
    [Providers] India MOOCs and eLibrary
    'Massive Open Online Courses  (MOOCs) and OERs have captured the imagination of our polity. do sincerely hope that this background also translates to many of our teachers who need to enhance their communications effectiveness as also inspires more teachers to use popular media or innovative performing arts led approaches to education (e.g. Theatre in Science or dance in Mathematics education). National eLibrary. high quality national eLibrary backed by the right capability, technology and open-ness, can dramatically transform both teaching and learning effectiveness. MOOCs. In Conclusion.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [Providers] There is no one ‘right’ online platform to support learning
    We use Cameo too for our Articulate Storyline courses to provide scenario-based reinforcement after training. If I have to provide a lot of training on how to use a training platform, I’m out. The instructor is able to provide feedback on your actual work. 'If you’re in the profession of learning & development you would no doubt select “TRUE” to the following statement if it was presented as a test question: We know that instruction, when spaced over time,  produces substantial learning benefits  (i.e., One course. One class. One workshop. link].
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [Providers] Struggling to Engage Learners? Help is at Hand!
    If you are struggling with learner engagement we have 3 great resources to help you connect with your learners more successfully - one will take about an hour of your time but will help you establish the foundation for long term success and 2 will provide you with some quick wins on the back of your investment! 'If you are looking quick wins and a long term fix to help you engage learners, read on. As life gets busier, time gets tighter and often the important stuff like reflecting and learning, gets pushed to one side. So how can we engage staff more successfully?
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [Providers] Crowd-milking
    As a content creator, will you be providing the fodder that lets Google, Facebook, and YouTube earn huge revenues? We crowdsource innovation solutions from the world’s smartest people, who compete to provide ideas and solutions to important business, social, policy, scientific, and technical challenges. 'The basic premise of the long tail is that there is an equal or perhaps larger market of those willing to buy unpopular items (or services) than all the people who buy the popular items. realize that it’s not about you or the way you look or what you wear. It’s about the tail.
  • DIGITALCHALK ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [Providers] 8 Benefits of Gamification in eLearning
    Incorporating elements from games into the classroom is a great way to provide students with opportunities to act freely, show competency, and work together. Provides instant feedback. 'Gamification in eLearning is the use of game theory and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage and motivate your users. Gamification is growing in popularity and can produce measurable results, if used properly. There are many different benefits of using gamification within your eLearning courses and we’ve listed out a few below. Builds engagement. More student loyalty. Boosts productivity.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [Providers] Classrooms in 2050
    “Institutions seeking to reach diverse student populations will have created clear and accelerated pathways to degrees for students by adopting new technologies and innovations that deliver course content and provide robust student support.” ” This comes back to the earlier comment about competency-based degrees, and that it is not limited to schools, colleges, or universities to provide the learning ‘degree’ You can take MOOCs from anyone and any provider, Starbucks are providing their staff with ‘degrees’, as are Morissons PLC in the UK.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [Providers] Evolution of L&D - Some more thoughts
    This is what we need to strive for – the future of L&D lies in providing each individual with the personalized support they need to develop professionally and personally. Provide different ways to acquire the skills – short courses, job aids, reference resources, links to external content, connect with experts, and so on. 'I love the serendipity of the web. And as John Hagel said, we shape serendipity. To quote Yossi Vardi , “ Serendipity doesn’t just happen in a serendipitous way. You have to work for it.” And it happened again over the last two days. love my PLN!
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014
    [Providers] Best of the Best – Top 5 Gamification LMSs
    Besides its gamification ooomph, it is solid with social, provides an extensive feature set and is in my top 30.  . PLUS you receive the top 15 Q/A, which will provide you with additional insight to help you in your current or future search for LMSs. 'Let’s play a game. want each of you right now to think of the best games you have ever played, regardless if it was on a board, on a device, in your head, on your tv, sitting at your computer or looking at your bedroom as a kid and wondering if the pick up your clothes game, is really a game after all. Anyway. Do you have them?
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014
    [Providers] Action Mapping With a Twist: A Tool for Budgeting E-Learning Development
    Instead, I hope I’ve provided a useful tool that can help you plan for your e-learning projects and identify factors influencing the time and cost associated with developing them. This information combined with historical project data, if you have it, and some number crunching in your favorite spreadsheet program can provide a recipe for successfully budgeting for the development of your e-learning projects. But how exactly can we predict and calculate that amount of time and what factors influence those amounts? Here’s how. That – I can’t give you. Upcoming Events & Webinars.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014
    [Providers] Strictly for adults?
    I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. If teachers conduct children''s education by providing them with learning experiences that are problem based, oriented toward challenge and in which they are actively involved, they will inspire their students to become lifelong learners. 'This is number 23 in my series on learning theories. The last post featured David Kolb and his cyclical model of experiential learning. And how can you measure relevance? Of course not. Holton, E.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014
    [Providers] Progress …
    Yes, we even had a burning bus a few weeks ago to provide a talking point –  as reported in the  Coventry Telegraph  - that’s me in the picture, taking a picture of the fire. 'It’s useful to reflect on progress, or projects, or my work in general. Seeing as this is my 6th (or 7th – see I’ve lost count already) week in my new role at Warwick Business School (WBS) I thought I’d reflect on my ‘general’ duties as a(nother) newbie … how do my new days at WBS compare with my old days at Leicester and Bournemouth? Blackboard. New VLE. Lists.
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