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  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015
    [Providers] The de-amplication of Amplify
    Unlikely that this innovation in EdTech, even under new owners, are going to be able to compete with mass user platforms provided by Google and Apple (and perhaps Microsoft, if things go well with them next year in the mobile space). By focus on existing workflows (including procedurally flipped ones), one succumbs to various imperatives – how to decrease load, how to make teachers’ lives easy, how to provide helpful analytics quickly, how to provision a bank of standardized materials or baked content, and so on. They launched Amplify in 2012. million and $59.5
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2013
    [Providers] The Unacknowledged Crisis of Indian Higher Education
    The ad-hoc teachers are not provided a rulebook or any intimation of what their rights are in the system, presumably because they don’t have any. They are not provided any academic up-skilling or any of the UGC courses either. The Sunday Times with this provocative byline ( Indian higher education: 40% of college teachers temporary, quality of learning badly hit ) has brought a hidden burning issue to the forefront. But not sufficiently. Here is how the system works. Appointment & Renewal. The contract letter is a couple of paragraphs with information on the appointment.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
    [Providers] Scaling the MOOC
    They would be assessments that are not pre-designed, but may result in the some of the same competencies being demonstrated as in the traditional “designed” assessments or in outcomes that provide alternate manifestations of competencies. My favorite example from school is of a fellow student who had enough time in his exams to provide three different ways of solving the same math problem, one of which was really the “expected” method. For I read with interest Audrey Watters’ commentary on Scaling College Composition. Chaos elearning 2.0
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
    [Providers] Parallel Universe of Education
    By incorporating best practices or providing some way of merging the two operations – we could gain standardization, make existing educational system more relevant – basically improve the aspects lacking in both types of operations. The same industry could be then grown to do online tutoring for foreign students, filling in for absentee teachers, providing academic support to students, research and so many other things. have always believed that this marketplace place is under-represented, specially the informal side of it. First, some background. It is really neither.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2011
    [Providers] LAK11: From taxonomies to folksonomies and back: The Semantic Web
    SKOS seems to be an initiative that provides a migration path. SKOS—Simple Knowledge Organization System—provides a model for expressing the basic structure and content of concept schemes such as thesauri, classification schemes, subject heading lists, taxonomies, folksonomies, and other similar types of controlled vocabulary. Before social media happened to us, there were vocabularies such as the ones encountered in the Semantic Web. You could see these everywhere – from programming languages to news to business. The S1000D standard emerged to describe equipment. Filed under: 3.0
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012
    [Providers] Skillsoft acquires Mindleaders: E-Learning Market Undergoing Major Change
    This acquisition comes after Skillsoft's acquisition of ElementK and 50 Lessons in 2011, and a string of other acquisitions including the acquisition of Books24x7, NetG, and other smaller content providers during the years. Making this all easier, startups like OpenSesame are providing corporate "bookshelves" of these courses, making them easy for business managers to find. Skillsoft, maintaining its position as the "biggest" provider, will have to continue to expand its titles and integrate them all into its platform. What is a MOOC?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012
    [Providers] Skillsoft acquires Mindleaders: E-Learning Market Undergoing Major Change
    This acquisition comes after Skillsoft's acquisition of ElementK and 50 Lessons in 2011, and a string of other acquisitions including the acquisition of Books24x7, NetG, and other smaller content providers during the years. Making this all easier, startups like OpenSesame are providing corporate "bookshelves" of these courses, making them easy for business managers to find. Skillsoft, maintaining its position as the "biggest" provider, will have to continue to expand its titles and integrate them all into its platform. What is a MOOC?
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2009
    [Providers] Experiences with Micro-learning in Corporate Environment
    Desktop application is ‘always on’ and provides alerts on new messages. Till then our experiment continues with the free service provided by Yammer. After trying out Twitter for some time, I started experimenting with Yammer sometime early this year. would say we are still in the experimentation phase with micro-learning. started with sending some invites and broadcasted some messages. It was a slow start with me invite some colleagues and then the pace picking up quickly as the joining went viral. Messages started to flow. Links to interesting posts were shared on the network.
  • G-CUBE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
    [Providers] Training Effectiveness – Should We Measure It? How?
    The benefit of such a route is that in addition to a clear indication of assimilated knowledge, it also provides a moral boost and a sense of achievement for the learner. At the end of a session, a set of questions might provide insights into the effectiveness of the curriculum, the way of teaching or the facilitator. It will also provide the indictors of knowledge gathered. DIY practice sessions can provide an opportunity for the learner to apply the acquired skills. Should training effectiveness be measured? Here is an excerpt of some of the responses received.
  • PARADISO  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Providers] Paradiso’s Teeming Mahara Alliance
    We have years of experience in providing advanced Mahara Services such as customizations, plugins, theme design and hosting for customers as diverse as independent training institutes, schools and universities or multi-national corporations. This ensures the best Mahara Performance, with the use of advanced mirroring and backup procedures that provide the clients with a worry free 24/7 service. We provide custom Mahara theming to promote your company’s brand. Besides the ones mentioned above, we also provide the following Mahara services-. Mahara Hosting.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010
    [Providers] Tips for Audio in eLearning
    They provided a great paper on “ Best Practices in eLearning Audio “ Keep it in focus. Audio and narration are great ways to enhance e-Learning. We all know what a difference sound effects make when we watch a great action movie. Without it the movie would be terrible. All too often we forget that eLearning can also have audio. Not just narration but also sound effects that emphasize and support the text/images/animations. I met Sound80 for the first time the other day at a conference. Sometimes silence really is golden. Make it real. Not all recordings are created equal.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
    [Providers] New Interactive Flash Templates for eLearning!
    The eLearning Flash templates are easy to edit, look amazing, and provide the source files. We’d like to announce our latest interactive Flash template set: iStyle. Have you ever wanted to have a library of pre-made Flash interactions and activities? Templates that look great and could be easily integrated with your eLearning authoring software? Articulate, Captivate, Unison, Lectora, etc.) Do you also want the source files so you can edit anything that you’d like? Now you can! How to use the templates: 1. Purchase and download the Flash source files. 2.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
    [Providers] New Interactive Flash Templates for eLearning!
    The eLearning Flash templates are easy to edit, look amazing, and provide the source files. We’d like to announce our latest interactive Flash template set: iStyle. Have you ever wanted to have a library of pre-made Flash interactions and activities? Templates that look great and could be easily integrated with your eLearning authoring software? Articulate, Captivate, Unison, Lectora, etc.) Do you also want the source files so you can edit anything that you’d like? Now you can! How to use the templates: 1. Purchase and download the Flash source files. 2.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010
    [Providers] Tips for Audio in eLearning
    They provided a great paper on “ Best Practices in eLearning Audio “ Keep it in focus. Audio and narration are great ways to enhance e-Learning. We all know what a difference sound effects make when we watch a great action movie. Without it the movie would be terrible. All too often we forget that eLearning can also have audio. Not just narration but also sound effects that emphasize and support the text/images/animations. I met Sound80 for the first time the other day at a conference. Sometimes silence really is golden. Make it real. Not all recordings are created equal.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2007
    [Providers] A Political Monster Gets Real
    We have a few providers who are part of our Electronic Medical Records team. The provider who is serving as our MD representative is a consummate politician. I never thought I would see the day. One of them is taking a very active role in this upgrade. On a project level, this is a very good thing. The IT wonks among us (myself included) have some days where we wonder.) Physician involvement is critical for successful implementations of this type of product. Well-spoken, diplomatic, and occasionally head-scratching. They can't.
  • MATRIX  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015
    [Providers] What’s the deal with personalized learning?
    From general settings and preferences like color schemes or dedicated dashboards for different types of users, to other more in-depth aspects — like what content should be delivered to whom, how that content gets across to the learner, how much time is needed to complete a training module, what methods of feedback and collaboration are to be used, how the learner's progress will be assessed and so many more — the flexibility and various features of cloud-based LMSs provides the foundation for personalized learning experiences. What is personalized learning? Let's call him Tim. Permalin
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning in the 21st century
    Individuals migrate to platforms that will enhance their thoughts and provide opportunities to engage with others. eLearning is continuously evolving as technology becomes more accessible. Learning and development platforms now engage in a variety of methods that make it easier for individuals all over the world to learn at their own pace through enhanced systems. Mobile learning is now a viable option in which to receive training, study and learn while on-the-go. It is important to understand how the level of engagement has changed. First, with effective project management.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
    [Providers] xAPI in Instructional Design
    Jon has already provided his perspective on the case studies and what they mean for the medical community. Jon Aleckson and I attended an xAPI conference on Friday, September 16 th in Chicago. But I’m interested in exploring the implications of xAPI for instructional design. Design is an iterative process. We used to have to rely on pre to post data and A/B testing to determine whether a learning intervention was effective. But this only gives us a single point in time for the learner. This does not tell us what the learner was doing at each point throughout the learning intervention.
  • SWEETRUSH  |  MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013
    [Providers] LearnDash Harnesses WordPress to Enter the LMS Space
    In addition, they are using this newly opened channel to provide recommendations and practical expert advice to the e-learning community. This research is brought to you by SweetRush’s senior software engineer, Andrew Kubay , who was given the task to investigate this newcomer to the LMS scene as a potential inexpensive alternative. Given our experience with WordPress as a content management system, we were intrigued! What Is LearnDash? Simply put, LearnDash is a WordPress plug-in that turns any WordPress-based website into a learning management system (LMS). Functionality. Pricing.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2009
    [Providers] New White Paper: Leadership In Crisis
    The paper next describes the characteristics of an effective leadership development program, and provides tips on how to go about putting these in place. Had the manager been provided with leadership training, and had her development as a manager been properly planned and monitored, she may have had better success and would not have been looking to leave. Quality of leadership can make the difference between a successful and a failed company. Investing in building effective leaders and leadership practices is a must for any organization to prosper.
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015
    [Providers] Diverse Workforce – How to Meet Learning Needs?
    real-time experience of Origin which involved providing a learning solution for a well-known retail client will throw some light on the importance of assessing the needs before drawing the Learning and Development (L&D) framework. How does an organization meet the learning needs of a diverse work base? What are the learning strategies it adopts to make its workforce stay focused and engaged? Besides these statistics, one cannot ignore the fact that the learner profile is becoming as dynamic as the category of workers. Common dashboard to showcase success stories and lessons learnt.
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
    [Providers] Developing Training Material for Hi-Tech IT Products – Our Expertise, Your Advantage
    From our pool of instructional designers and SMEs who have already worked for many IT solution providers, we create a set team which creates content to match the product offerings. Besides providing direct content solutions such as courseware, we also assist in supporting all the paraphernalia that goes around each piece of software. If you are an organization in the hi-tech industry, we truly know how always you have to be on your toes. Technology is an agile market. Not to forget the bug-fixes and improvisations that need to be done every now and then. Extended solutions.
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014
    [Providers] Hike: How Free Offline Messaging Works
    In fact, IM applications have evolved to provide much more than simple text-and-emoticon messaging. product by Kavin Bharti Mittal, this free communication app has been developed by Bharti Softbank which is a partnership between India’s Bharti Telecom and Japan’s Softbank telecom provider. With the coming of affordable 2G and 3G networks for mobiles , it is like we have been hardwired to Instant Messaging (IM) on our phones. As we set out to compare the similarities and differences among some of them, a particular thing about Hike caught our eye. The answer is NO.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Providers] LMS for Nursing Associations
    Knowledge Direct for Nursing Associations also provides a built-in marketing feature that automatically promotes related courses to learners, based on their past purchases and profiles, helping you to increase course sales and ultimately drive your associations non-dues revenue. The Knowledge Direct LMS for Nursing… • Provides a fast, simple system for creating and promoting continuing education credits and certifications. Recently, nursing associations have discovered the advantages of offering CE, professional development and pre-licensing courses online. technology.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Providers] LMS for School Executives Associations
    Knowledge Direct for School Executives Associations also provides a built-in marketing feature that automatically promotes related courses to learners, based on their past purchases and profiles, helping you to increase course sales and ultimately drive your associations non-dues revenue. The Knowledge Direct LMS for School Executives… • Provides a fast, simple system for creating and promoting continuing education credits and certifications. Online school executive training is: • More convenient for learners, • Easier to update, and. technology. Toll free 1-800-942-4537.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
    [Providers] AAP Deploys Digitec-Developed CME LMS MOC Part IV Tool
    Bargeron said, “I am pleased to inform you that The American Board of Pediatrics approved the Transitioning Youth to Adult Health Care for Pediatric Providers course for 25 Maintenance of Certification Part IV points. This is the maximum amount of points that one activity can provide. Physician practice improvement is an important topic in the medical community today. Physicians are increasingly asked to demonstrate practice improvement, which becomes part of their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) renewal by specialty boards. Contact us today. Bio Latest Posts. Tweet This!
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2009
    [Providers] Note taking any where
    Let’s face it, the combination of mono-purpose scripting tools and double sided optical paper have a bit going for them still, i.e. you can change to any writing to drawing mode in an instant, annotate at any time and of course providing you resist the temptation to rip out, materials can been retrieved from their storage medium with ease. I was talking to one of my colleagues recently who, with some enthusiasm has embraced the idea of eLearning to such an extent that all of his students now arrive at class not with a notebook and pen, but a wireless enabled laptop!
  • SKYPREP  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Providers] Why do You Need an LMS?
    For example, it can change the way you provide training, allowing employees to have access to your training courses anywhere and at any time of the day or night. Being able to provide the means to deliver training across the board that satisfies such legal requirements is a key factor in your company’s ability to do business. Because training is centralized, providing workers with the same source for content, instructions and study materials, it eliminates discrepancies in procedures from branch to branch. You can build a strong argument on the basis of cost savings.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Providers] LMS for Marketing Associations
    State associations and education providers around the country are scrambling to coordinate seminars and workshops to educate marketing professionals on everything from social media to advertising and public relations. Knowledge Direct for Marketing Associations also provides a built-in marketing feature that automatically promotes related courses to learners, based on their past purchases and profiles, helping you to increase course sales and ultimately drive your associations non-dues revenue. Often cheaper to deliver than traditional classroom-based training. technology.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
    [Providers] SCORM Implementation For Mobile Devices
    Also most mobile device SDKs provides some way of accessing JavaScript methods in html page. Recently we’ve made the UpsideLMS compatible to mobile devices and also launched a new version – UpsideLMS Version 4.0. While ensuring compliance, we encountered some interesting issues in the implementation of SCORM and found very little help online about implementing SCORM for mobile devices. So we thought sharing that experience might help. Mobile devices have limitations: - Screen size. Availability of required technology/software like J2ME, a compatible browser. skyfire-phone.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
    [Providers] Get your Jing and Snagit Updates, New Today!
    Today’s release of Snagit on Mac 2.1.1, via normal update channels, provides improvements to Snagit’s functionality with Mac’s new Retina display feature. Hello TechSmith users! As you may have noticed, we’ve been busy around here making little tweaks and improvements to your favorite TechSmith tools.  This week, we’re bringing Jing (Windows) users and Snagit on Mac users something to smile about…. Jing (Windows) – Windows 8. The latest Jing update gives users the ability to capture and share on Windows 8 preview builds. Snagit on Mac – Retina Display.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010
    [Providers] Instructional Design for Virtual Worlds
    Provide Minimal Guidelines : Karl and Tony explain it like this: “If you provide the right context and the right guidelines, people will learn from each other from the environment, and from the immersive experience.&#. Allow Opportunities to Demonstrate Learning : Take advantage of the ability to practice skills in the realistic environment a virtual world can provide. Build in Incentives : We can learn from game developers to provide incentives that keep learners motivated. Welcome to stop #10 on the blog book tour for Learning in 3D! What do you think?
  • OPENSESAME  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] Effective Training Visuals—Abstract to Concrete
    As we did in the three previous posts, we’ll provide guidelines drawn from the book Visual Language for Designers: Principles for Creating Graphics that People Understand by Connie Malamed. Some ways to do this include providing the “big-picture” view, displaying data in visual form such as graphs and charts, creating visual displays of information, using maps and standard mapping conventions, and representing time visually. This time, we’ll focus on ways to make abstract ideas and concepts more concrete. Making the Abstract More Concrete. We’ll look at each below.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2008
    [Providers] Using LinkedIn - Company Profiles
    Hope this provides some useful information to HR. There is enough written about using LinkedIn. However I recently discovered an interesting feature on LinkedIn from a company’s point of view. Since the official LinkedIn blog introduces this feature on Aug 18, I am guessing it is a new addition to LinkedIn. LinkedIn now has hundreds of Company Profiles. Select Companies link on the top links bar. You can view companies by location, industry, name, and companies in your network. this grab from LinkedIn blog) On the company profile there are some interesting pieces of information.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2008
    [Providers] The Emotion Called Trust
    They also talk about other products and I trust them to provide a balanced view in their product reviews. Continuing with the thread I started in my previous post Do you trust corporate blogs , and picking up from posts on Trust by Ken Allen and Tony Karrer , I came across Chris Brogan’s post Advertising and Trust. Chris wrote in response to Jeremiah Owyang raising questions about Chris’s sponsored post for Kmart. Chris does a great job at analysing and responding. In this process I discovered many posts that talk about trust and integrity of bloggers. Pruitt:  What is Your Time Worth?
  • SPEAK OUT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2008
    [Providers] Gagne's Nine Events as I see it
    Gagne's nine events: Gain Attention State the objective Ensure recall of prior learning Present stimuli Provide learning guidance Elicit performance Provide feedback Assess performance Enhance retention and transfer Lets us see whether these nine events still hold good in today's learning environment. This means provide the learner with information that will make him/her think. Provide Learning Guidance This suits a classroom training better or may also be applicable for programs in which learner has access to trainers or instructors. Begin with a bang.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Does your Organization have “Zompetencies?”
    They provide guidance to managers and direct reports alike on the behaviors that are expected. Competencies are the language of talent management. They also are a way to assess those behaviors, whether for the purpose of hiring, development, or performance appraisal. Yet, for all that can potentially be right about competencies, so much can also potentially be wrong. In many organizations we talk to, competencies are too numerous, ill-defined, or too complex. The result is the competencies are infrequently used and ultimately cast aside.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
    [Providers] “Going Social:” Not so Much?
    The HCM software providers are all over this concept: almost every software product on the market has a “Facebook”-like page, often added to a talent-related area in hopes of creating a socially-motivating workplace that encourages engagement, retention and informal learning. Few human capital management concepts today are getting more attention than that of “social.” But what do HR professionals actually think about social as they look at procuring new software over the 2013? 2013.).
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011
    [Providers] mLearnCon 2011
    We also talked about m-learning approaches and various solution providers of content, “apps,” development tools, tracking & distribution, and collaboration. I have several blog posts backed up like planes in the queue on the tarmac at O’Hare International. The first, while it is relatively fresh in my mind, is a review of mLearnCon, the eLearning Guild’s Mobile Learning Conference which took place a few weeks ago in San Jose. I was grateful for the opportunity to speak at the conference on the topic of mLearning readiness. learning through Bees. Thanks David
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011
    [Providers] mLearnCon 2011
    We also talked about m-learning approaches and various solution providers of content, “apps,” development tools, tracking & distribution, and collaboration. I have several blog posts backed up like planes in the queue on the tarmac at O’Hare International. The first, while it is relatively fresh in my mind, is a review of mLearnCon, the eLearning Guild’s Mobile Learning Conference which took place a few weeks ago in San Jose. I was grateful for the opportunity to speak at the conference on the topic of mLearning readiness. learning through Bees. Thanks David
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Providers] You had me until #7
    My habit of looking for research that might inform the projects I work on has saved me from mistakes and has provided useful guidance for my recommendations. A few days ago, I came across John Hagel’s review and summary  of Nicholas Taleb’s Antifragile , and I found many of the ideas intriguing. agree we live in a world in which unanticipated events often prompt advancements and positive change. We live and work in a constant state of emergence, and getting too comfortable with the status quo is counterproductive in many ways. Nonetheless, the point deserves pondering. Lynham and K.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009
    [Providers] What’s Your Max Learning Strategy?
    Providing more opportunities for learners to “accidentally” discover your content and get the information they need to do what they need to do. Julie Dirksen also provided some great ideas on how to create a campaign, including before, during and after activities. I’m reading Chris Anderson’s latest book Free: The Future of a Radical Price. He talks about the what Google’s CEO Schmidt calls Google’s “max strategy.” Take whatever it is you are doing and do it at the max in terms of distribution. So how can we translate that approach to learning and training? It's a campaign.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2007
    [Providers] Crash Course in Learning Theory
    Click here to read the article: Crash Course in Learning Theory A mind-awakening and excellent article providing many useful tips and techniques on how to create engaging, enjoyable, relevant and memorable learning experiences and environments! ".This This is not a comprehensive look at the state of learning theory today, but it does include almost everything we think about in creating our books. And remember, this is a BLOG, so don't expect academic rigor ; ) but I do have references, so leave a comment if there's something in particular you want." teaching and learning
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2008
    [Providers] Mathway Teaches Us How to Think Maths Step-by-Step
    It is for students, parents, and teachers, and covers the following math subjects: Basic Math Pre-Algebra Algebra Linear Algebra Trigonometry Precalculus Calculus In addition, it also provides Graphing and Glossary definitions. Mathway Via John Evans Mathway solves our math problems with step-by-step explanations. love the fact that it not only gives us the results, but teaches us the process step-by-step, too. Although, results are important, it is only when we master the process that we can really apply what we learn to other problems, scenarios and contexts. learning tools OER/FREE
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2007
    [Providers] Crash Course in Learning Theory
    Click here to read the article: Crash Course in Learning Theory A mind-awakening and excellent article providing many useful tips and techniques on how to create engaging, enjoyable, relevant and memorable learning experiences and environments! ".This This is not a comprehensive look at the state of learning theory today, but it does include almost everything we think about in creating our books. And remember, this is a BLOG, so don't expect academic rigor ; ) but I do have references, so leave a comment if there's something in particular you want."
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2008
    [Providers] Mathway Teaches Us How to Think Maths Step-by-Step
    It is for students, parents, and teachers, and covers the following math subjects: Basic Math Pre-Algebra Algebra Linear Algebra Trigonometry Precalculus Calculus In addition, it also provides Graphing and Glossary definitions. Mathway Via John Evans Mathway solves our math problems with step-by-step explanations. love the fact that it not only gives us the results, but teaches us the process step-by-step, too. Although, results are important, it is only when we master the process that we can really apply what we learn to other problems, scenarios and contexts.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014
    [Providers] FlipCon14 – It will be out of this world!
    When you register, specify Mac or PC, because TechSmith is once again providing screencasting software at no cost. For info on FlipCon14, such as how to register for the conference and  the pre-conf activities, or reserve a hotel room, click here.  As a courtesy to its readers, TechSmith is providing a Friends & Family discount code of $25. Guest post by Flipped Learning Network Executive Director, Kari Arfstrom. Whether you are new to flipped learning or an experienced flipped educator, this conference has it all for you. New this year: Boot Camp! Questions?
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011
    [Providers] e-Business Now - Online information for technology-enabled applications
    SCORE , a nonprofitassociation dedicated to helping small business start, grow and succeed, todayannounced the launch of e-Business Now, a new website providing small businessleaders with "how to" knowledge to successfully usetechnology-enabled applications. The website provides free on-demand workshops"how-to" guides, connections to technology mentors and more—a full rangeof tools for learning how to leverage technology to fuel the future success ofsmall businesses. Register to access the free training and information. Workshops are developed using Articulate Presenter.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2009
    [Providers] Mobile Learning – Three Reasons for the Return of WAP
    While they’re all keyed about mobile learning, they have serious reservations about how they (as telecom service providers) can leverage their own networks. These are the phones that are selling in millions and are the ones that provide most of the voice and SMS traffic on the network. However there is a technology that has existed for more than a decade, that provides a perfect fit for these innumerable basic phones – it’s WAP Wireless Application Protocol. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve met some prospective customers from the Telecom domain here in India.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009
    [Providers] Innovation in eLearning | Upside Learning
    Where does this leave the learning solutions providers? It is inevitable that learning providers would need to change too - both in their approach and offerings. In fact the providers need to change before consumer organizations do. For this providers need to innovate and change internally first. Workplace Learning is changing! couple of months back I shared my thoughts on an interesting question relating to the ‘future of workplace learning’ at Learning Circuits Blog. Sensing patterns and helping to develop emergent work and learning practices. Why INP?
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009
    [Providers] Innovation in eLearning | Upside Learning
    Where does this leave the learning solutions providers? It is inevitable that learning providers would need to change too - both in their approach and offerings. In fact the providers need to change before consumer organizations do. For this providers need to innovate and change internally first. Workplace Learning is changing! couple of months back I shared my thoughts on an interesting question relating to the ‘future of workplace learning’ at Learning Circuits Blog. Sensing patterns and helping to develop emergent work and learning practices. Why INP?
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
    [Providers] Upside Learning Blog Included on the eLearning Learning Community Portal
    The portal is a one-stop address providing easy access to up-to-date information about eLearning and related topics. This blog now features on the eLearning Learning content aggregation portal. eLearning Learning, a community portal launched by Tony Karrer , collates and organizes content from blogs and websites related to the eLearning and Learning domains. The eLearning Learning portal presents the 10 most recent items from the featured sources on its homepage. We’re glad to have been included into this community and look forward to contributing to it.
  • EI DESIGN  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
    [Providers] 6 Tips To Maximize The Online Training ROI
    You can use approaches that provide “sticky learning” that could include: Gamification. These just-in-time learning aids can be provided to the learners at their workplace and within their workflow. Providing a platform for collaboration in learning (social learning). Providing platforms for social or informal learning will facilitate learning and can also be used to create live case studies of success. ROI of online training is a hot topic right now. What is really important to note is that measures to maximize ROI must not be handled in isolation. Stories.
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
    [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.
  • GYRUS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015
    [Providers] How can an LMS Help an Organization?
    Ability to provide more interesting content like videos and other forms to improve the learning experience. Earlier this week I was asked by an acquaintance what I did for a living, and the conversation naturally transitioned to what a Learning Management System (LMS) was and how it could help his company. The last several articles here at Gyrus.com have focused on specific LMS features, this one will review general benefits. User roles are important in LMSs, so the benefits are categorized according to several commonly used roles. Student Role (same as Associate, Employee, or Customer).
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
    [Providers] A Snapshot of the Employee Engagement Industry
    Quite tragically, only 19 percent of employees are highly engaged according to solution providers DDI. Which providers played in the field, and what products and services did they offer? We asked in-depth questions of eight providers who either had notable market share, brand recognition or compelling upstarts. Nearly all providers agreed that the spending “discretionary effort” at work was a critical aspect of employee engagement. Sixty-three percent of providers offer survey administration on mobile devices, which serves a professional workforce well.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
    [Providers] A Snapshot of the Employee Engagement Industry
    Quite tragically, only 19 percent of employees are highly engaged according to solution providers DDI. Which providers played in the field, and what products and services did they offer? We asked in-depth questions of eight providers who either had notable market share, brand recognition or compelling upstarts. Nearly all providers agreed that the spending “discretionary effort” at work was a critical aspect of employee engagement. Sixty-three percent of providers offer survey administration on mobile devices, which serves a professional workforce well.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009
    [Providers] What is Performance Support?
    What makes PS effective is the targeted learning that it provides and the “pull” approach inherent in its definition. Reading a post on Performance Support from my co-blogger and colleague triggered of the following response: Read on: Performance Support (PS) is, says Tony Karrer, “Making information available to workers instead of forcing them to memorize it. That’s how we use Google and corporate wikis and instant messenger.” PS, by definition, is access to information and knowledge as we need it, when we need it. And this works best for adult learners. When learning more 3. link].
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2010
    [Providers] Social enzymes
    Andy Clark provides a very evocative metaphor when he talks about snail trails in his book ' Natural Born Cyborgs '. Learning has rarely been a solo activity. I can count on the fingers of one hand the times I have learnt something significant without the help or influence of others (and counting on my fingers wasn't learnt without help, believe me). No, we are not isolated learners, but learn our most important lessons whilst in conversation with others. Conversation is of course often technologically mediated in this digital age. and to learn. We are aware of each other. Right.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009
    [Providers] Conversation on Conversations
    Codified Conversations Separately, Harold Jarche provided some interesting thoughts around issues of codified knowledge, individuals and conversations. The practitioners I talked to about PPI [Personal Productivity Improvement] said they would love to participate in PPI coaching, provided it was focused on the content on their own desktops and hard drives, and not the stuff in the central repositories. Dave provides a very interesting picture of information flows in 2025. Ken Allan really somewhat crystallizes it as a question of " Knowing WHEN to switch ?"
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008
    [Providers] Training Design
    However, what about the case when you are providing tools and really don't have the content defined ahead of time? Maybe we conduct a similar performance analysis and take into account similar considerations and then provide appropriate structure (delivery pattern). Maybe we are providing a Wiki and conducting a barn raising session? I've been struggling a bit to capture a concept that I believe represents a fairly fundamental shift in how we need to think about Training Design. We take into account a wide variety of considerations. Now the interesting part. Maybe it is?
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2009
    [Providers] The Big Question: Stuck? Getting Unstuck.
    After handling a few projects as the senior/sole ID and consultant and solution provider(I used to imagine myself talking to the client, glancing at my list of twenty odd questions to see that I had the need for the training and performance gap analyzed and perfectly captured, suggesting the best solution and approach with the client listening avidly, mapping the solution to the desired performance output and ending with a quantitative analysis of the ROI), I have relegated the scenario in parentheses to my host of if onlies…That is not to say that I have given up! Not at all!
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 17: Trainers Helping Trainers
    This where leadership needs to provide coaching and mentoring to team members, encouraging people on their team to build knowledge blocks. Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. It’s day 17 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Trainers Helping Trainers. just wrapped up the Design and Delivery Bootcamp, and my biggest take-away? We need to work more on reaching out for help. This group of trainers all work for the same organization, and they are wonderful people. LETSDOTHIS .
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
    [Providers] LMS Q and A
    Listen, if you are this far into the game, and have provided them the specifics they need, time line for the project, then there is no reason for them to use this angle. Nearly on a daily basis, I receive inquiries about systems.  Everything from which one should I pick, to what do I think of X or Y to whether or not, they should have use a RFP. I see it equally on sites such as Linkedin and various groups within.  People have questions and they need answers, but they need accurate answers and not “theory” or conjecture. Buying a LMS. Yes and No. When should I use a RFP?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
    [Providers] Going for a Global Reach
    And how might these questions influence your choice of a software application provider? The “reach” of a provider with its talent management solutions is informative if you are seeking solutions across geographies. You need to know where the providers you may choose do business – not only what countries their product supports, but where they actively sell. •Providers with 20 percent or more of their 2012 revenues from Asia/Pacific include Oracle (again across all ERP product lines), SAP, and SuccessFactors. How far-flung is your company today?
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009
    [Providers] The Big Question: How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organisation?
    The will only have the means if employers help them to develop the metacognitive skills (the skills you need to learn independently) and provide the right tools (particularly the social networking software that is revolutionising the way we interact with each other online). Provide them with the motive, the means and the opportunities and their capabilities are likely to astound you. This month’s Big Question in the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog is ‘How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organisation?’ How indeed?
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2007
    [Providers] The power of pictures - part 2
    On reflection, the pros and cons appear to be as follows: On balance I believe that slides would have helped somewhat, particularly if they had provided an overview of the structure and reinforced the key points with imagery (rather than bullets). This is another case where The Business of Memory can help as they provide specific recommendations for remembering a speech. A few years back I co-authored an e-book/CD-ROM called Ten Ways to Avoid Death by PowerPoint. Not wanting to appear a hypocrite, I have tried my best to obey my own rules ever since. And so on.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2007
    [Providers] Religious wars
    If I wanted to help someone master a practical skill, I would demonstrate the skill then provide opportunities for plenty of practice, with gradually reducing scaffolding. If I wanted to encourage someone to adopt a fresh perspective to something they currently think, do or feel, then I would have them participate in activities which would provide fuel for further reflection and discussion on the topic in question. I have been reading with interest Stephen Downes' analysis of Kirschner, Sweller and Clark's paper Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012
    [Providers] End of Year Conference
    I was asked this week to provide a short session on using our Moodle vle for the for our end of year Teaching and Learning Conference here at the College. As you will have read from other posts on this blog I am taking every opportunity to provide the widest expose possible for Wimba Create this academic year, so the second half is sorted. The idea seems to be that the session should address the interests of basic users in the first half and those more experienced practitioners whishing to move on to something more ambitious in the second. Comments welcome
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
    [Providers] TEDx Caltech Insights Jan. 14, 2011
    Practical use of TED.com - Another person I spoke with in the event, tells me that she includes TED.com and other video providers as part of her class. Highlights from my day at TEDxCaltech.com. Follow #TEDXCALTECH in Twitter.com It was a wow, belly blowing, mind-bending, brain cell twitching, eye-popping and heartfelt joy and amazing insight. Must see - This is a must see and listen event. The imagery presented at TEDxCaltech brings to life the archaic, distant, elitist, and abstract work of scientists closer to day to day understanding. Data should be empowering.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2010
    [Providers] Content creation
    Content creation is an important feature in many personal learning environment (PLE) models, and together with organising and sharing, makes up the cardinal triumvirate of skills that provides learners with a clear advantage. One of the most important digital literacies students require today is the ability to create appropriate content. If you subscribe to constructivist theories of learning, you will understand why the creation of content is important in any context. The blog content allows me perhaps to view a problem from a different perspective. Unported License.
  • TWITTERPATED WITH LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2011
    [Providers] Recommended Webinar: Exploring Reusable Interactions.
    « Building a Branching Conversation Simulation with Flash, XML, and AS3 Growing an Educational Game – Flower Stand » Subscribe About Twitterpated with Learning My name is Amanda Warner, and I am an e-Learning designer based in Providence, RI. I am twitterpated with learning experiences that focus on meaningful interaction and desired performance. Skip to content Twitterpated with Learning E-learning, serious games, educational simulations, and periodic whimsy. Next session is this Tuesday/Thursday. Posted in Related Resources. Tagged with Resources , Webinars.
  • TWITTERPATED WITH LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2011
    [Providers] The Art of Game Design – Twitterpated with Learning
    « Flower Stand Revision – Brainstorming Underlying Themes and Goals Subscribe About Twitterpated with Learning My name is Amanda Warner, and I am an e-Learning designer based in Providence, RI. I am twitterpated with learning experiences that focus on meaningful interaction and desired performance. Skip to content Twitterpated with Learning E-learning, serious games, educational simulations, and periodic whimsy. with questions to ask yourself during the development process. The other 7.53%?  Still interesting stuff.  Go read it. Posted in Related Resources.
  • JANE HART  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Providers] Introduction to PKM Workshop & FREE Webinar
    He’s also going to be running a FREE webinar:   Introduction to PKM   on Wednesday 5 September which will provide an introduction to those participating in the workshop, but which is is FREE for anyone to join. “PKM: A set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world & work more effectively.”. Supporting self-managed learners with their Personal Knowledge Management is going to be a key new skill for workplace learning professionals in a social business. Here are the details, if you’d like to reserve a place. System Requirements.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
    [Providers] Is technology eliminating the Learning & Development role in corporations?
    Is it really a good news for the businesses or is it invisibly diminishing the learning and development role by providing employees technological ease & functionalities in their respective department? Computers are getting more portable and personal, software is now more intuitive and smarter and employees are starting to grasp an in-built potential the technology provides. You must have seen in many of the previous posts by yourtrainingedge.com [1] the revolutions taking place in corporate learning and development brought about advancement in technology. population.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2007
    [Providers] eLearning and Content Development Trends for 2008
    Will companies provide the Internet freedom culture on their corporate Web 2.0 Or will these sites provide secure environments (inside firewalls or hosted) to the corporate world? What is required is another path breaking research that can provide some return on investment figures of using Web 2.0 in learning and training. Learning Circuit’s January Big Question is about predicting trends for the year 2008. Here’s my take on what we can expect in the coming year. Web 2.0 in Learning Web 2.0 will be the killer buzzword for the year 2008. Web 2.0 Are Web 2.0 environments?
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2008
    [Providers] Working/Learning Blog Carnival – April 2008
    Here’s the second edition of the Blog Carnival: Rupa Rajagoplan in her post talks about how different learners learn and provides her suggestions on what companies can do to encourage learning at work. Ken Carroll in his post Constructionism works looks at learning in social networks and online communities and feel Sociology can provide insights in the way the web is creating new social structures that pertain to learning and their dynamics. Michele Martin provides an interesting primer on Pecha Kucha presentation style for learning. special thanks to all the contributors.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009
    [Providers] Twitter Twitter Everywhere.
    It provides up to five multiple column display ( if you set it that you can set to to Narrow columns in Settings). follow cost provides you with useful information about average number of tweets by a user. TwitterFriends provides some stats about your conversations. Everyone’s talking about Twitter. So here's my addition to the conversation based on my experiences with Twitter as  @manishmo. What is Twitter? To me it is various forms of IM, asynchronous chat, chat room, email, SMS on the Internet, blog (micro-blog) depending on how you use it. Tools I used for Twitter?
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2008
    [Providers] Tool No. 1 - Raptivity
    The evaluation pack provides parts of the Core Pack parts of one of the Booster Packs. The parts they provide are fully functional - allowing you to test not just how the program works, but also publication. The key here is that they provide enough information to get you thinking about how you can present your own content. I like the way Raptivity has put together their demo materials. Real, fully functional tools and templates. They make it very obvious that there is more (and cooler) stuff available. The salesfolks leave me alone to play on my own time. Very exciting.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Providers] Springtime in New York? Join us for Kineo Konnect on April 9th!
    Further details will be provided, upon confirmation Kineo Networking & Insights Breakfast April 9 th It will be spring one of these days, I promise! And what sounds better than an early Spring morning with your L&D colleagues for deep discussion and shared delight in the melting of the snow? Join Kineo for a free networking and insights event on Wednesday, April 9th from 8:30am - 10:30am in Manhattan. We''ll be tackling the subject of compliance, discussing the good, the bad and the ugly, and how to develop programs that create lasting change.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Design Corner: The Ultimate Feedback Mechanism – Talk to People
    Whenever you are providing something, especially something you would eventually like to be paid for, it’s pretty important to check with your audience and assess if you are on target. If there is a problem, all of this information provide a greater chance of knowing about. In this example, the in-person information not only extended what I knew from the usage data but provided a base for further research and a potential way to extend the usefulness of the product. Follow us on Twitter  @TechSmithDesign. As Designers, the importance of user feedback is a given.
  • GEOTALENT  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015
    [Providers] Statement of Work: Realistic Expectations = Reduced Risk and High Acceptance
    In the design phase, the SOW process provides the person requesting the work to define a clear picture of the project requirements. The review of the SOW documentation provided then gives them the opportunity to clarify any areas of potential misunderstanding and request revisions before any work is carried out. Moving forward, the SOW provides an audit trail of customizations that have been done. [Post by Greg Gammie, Implementations Manager at GeoMetrix Data Systems Inc.]. Continued from previous post. This increases confidence in the project and its expected outcomes.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Providers] A eLearning Welcome Note from MOOC expert—Tina Seeling
    Tina also shared with us that we should watch two specific videos and even provided us direct links to access them. She also provided us a direct link that we could share on our social networks as well. In two previous postings, I reflected on a “mini lecture” video created by Tina Seeling. In these postings I shared some things that we should consider when we are teaching or designing eLearning experiences—not just MOOCs: eLearning Principles from MOOC expert—Tina Seeling. eLearning Student Considerations from MOOC expert—Tina Seeling. Click the link above for more information.
  • WONDERFUL BRAIN  |  SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2011
    [Providers] PLAY ME or TRADE ME
    The player cannot improve his skills by playing every day, nor can he provide a resume of accomplishments trying to make the roster of the next team. I’m writing this preamble dockside on a lake in Maine, early morning sunshine firing diamonds of light off the water. The temperature is mild and the bugs have yet to arrive for their fleshy feast. I’m in a good frame of mind–no curmugeonly thoughts or clever bon mots at the ready. All is tranquil. And listen, I don’t have much cushioning up there so this is a dangerous behavior! Astounding, but true. So, a double loss.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015
    [Providers] eLearning: Cloud Review and Collaboration with ReviewLink
    Your manager, stakeholders, and subject matter experts can provide feedback directly on any page of a course. by Stephanie Ivec    One of the biggest hidden challenges when it comes to developing eLearning is getting feedback from your client, collaborating on course content with internal team members, or getting final project approval.   Sure, you can manage the collaboration or feedback process the old fashioned way--email. However, managing dozens upon dozens of project emails can quickly become a daunting task.   Work More Efficiently. eLearning
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2010
    [Providers] Progress so far - Unofficial Salary Survey 2010
    The survey is not based on responses by companies but based on responses provided by you, the employee. This year’s questionnaire attempts to find out more about you and the industry to provide a more in-depth analysis. It’s been a slow start to the 2010 Unofficial Salary Survey of eLearning, Content Development and Training jobs. You can now view the responses by following the Responses link. Most participants have 10 years work experience (28%) followed by 5 and 3 years (11% each). So far the survey seems to be dominated by male responders (72%). Do spread the word around.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2008
    [Providers] Mobile Learning
    television, computer games), cell phones will be prone to causing a bad influence on children and as a society we will need to learn to deal with it, while using it for the benefits the technology can provide. PDAs and high end phones hold greater possibilities of providing richer applications that allow learning. I was required to do some research on mobile learning. I am not particularly enthused by the idea of formal learning on mobile phones and don’t have much insight into mobile learning or the use of mobile devices in education. Gaming on mobile phones is also increasing.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009
    [Providers] Use Flash to Market Your e-Learning Courses
    USING FLASH TO MARKET E-LEARNING COURSES — Marketing is key to successful implementation of an e-Learning course, and Flash is an excellent tool for this purpose.The rich media of Flash provides an excellent means of gaining your audience’s attention to a course,why the course is relevant to them, and the benefits of taking it.Many marketing strategies utilize electronic announcements, such as e-mails or Intranet articles, but via Flash you can deliver a more effective and entertaining message than with text and static graphics alone. Use characters in the advertisement.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010
    [Providers] Five Ways to Guarantee Your E-Learning Course is a Success
    Who can provide assets like logos, images, and documentation? It would be great if elearning was just about learning and building the perfect course. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Much of your success hinges less on the actual course and more on the process you go through to create it. And much of that centers on the relationship you have with your customer. In a previous post, I offered seven techniques to keep your customer happy , today I’d like to offer a few tips to help manage the expectations and relationship you have with your customers. Who’s the Decider?
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Providers] Survey: Retirement Outlook Improving
    The following are the top reasons workers delay retirement: • I can''t afford to retire financially: 79 percent • I need the health insurance/benefits: 61 percent • I enjoy my job: 49 percent • I enjoy where I work: 46 percent • I fear retirement may be boring: 27 percent The survey provided good news for workers looking for a new job at the end of their career. About 58 percent of workers age 60 or older say they are currently putting off retirement, according to a new survey, down from 61 percent in 2013 and a peak of 66 percent in 2010. Chicago — Feb.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Providers] Working Out the Kinks: Companies Experiment With Mobile
    This is especially true if content is provided via mobile apps, said Robert Gadd, co-founder and president of OnPoint Digital Inc., an e-learning and m-learning platform company in Savannah, Ga. Most clients of Skillsoft Corp., a Nashua, N.H., e-learning company, are still experimenting with mobile learning, according to Tim Hildreth, the firm’s vice president of product management. But as demand increases, Skillsoft will either release mobile-friendly content or retrofit existing products that make sense on mobile. Kevin Cavanaugh, vice president of IBM Corp.’s
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013
    [Providers] What’s Ahead: Can Measurement Be Standardized?
    Vance said the goal for all statements is to provide learning executives with more guidance on metrics reporting. Still, questions remain on how a learning leader should report evaluation metrics to senior leaders. The first takeaway, according to Laurie Bassi, CEO of HR analytics firm McBassi & Co., starts with the mindset: Don’t approach reporting to prove the function’s worth. This is why so many ROI studies are not taken seriously — their motivation is wrong. Instead, focus on business outcomes and outline how learning has aligned to improve them, Bassi said.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
    [Providers] IBM Launches New Skills Programs
    In addition to cyber security, IBM now provides software licenses and how-to training materials in three new areas: Big data and analytics : Now professors can bring big data software directly into the classroom with access to a variety of IBM big data offerings. The new resources will aim to help reduce a critical technology skills gap outlined in IBM's 2012 Tech Trends Report released Wednesday. Armonk, N.Y. — Dec. 5 IBM has announced an array of programs and resources to help students and IT professionals develop new technology skills and prepare for jobs of the future.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
    [Providers] Social Learning: Top Down Versus Bottom Up
    — to provide commentary in the form of insights, pose questions, link to comments and share them with others in the organization,” Ambrose said. Companies look at pricing, product features and ease of use when determining the L&D technology that is right for them. There are two broad categories of learning technologies emerging: top down and bottom up, according to John Ambrose, senior vice president of strategy, corporate development and emerging business at Skillsoft, an e-learning and performance support company. Skillsoft went this route with its inGenius social product.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [Providers] Ensuring that Change “Sticks”
    Provide opportunities to come together as a group, but also allows each team member to do what they do best. Provide leadership, but allow your team to have a voice. My first foray into the world of training happened about 12 years ago. The World Health Organization (WHO) wanted to capitalize on the informal learning environment that had developed around their in-house systems. As in so many organizations, application “gurus” had sprung up in various departments, and were called on to help other users solve practical problems on the fly. So what happened?
  • EDYNCO  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
    [Providers] The future of e-learning depends on SMEs
    An educational organization will only provide an environment for doing it. In Clive Shepherd’s blog post , where the question of how educational organizations respond to the increasing demands for even rapid developing or “I want it now” e-learning programme was set, I found it very interesting how simply Clive responded to that demands. Yes, every serious educational organization is able to develop high quality e-learning content for its customers. But, what if there is not enough time or money to organize and manage e-learning project team? Yes, you’re right. And now?
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Providers] CASE Professional Development Portal
    Being the trusted leader in professional development for school administrators, CASE hoped to leverage a Learning Management System (LMS) to make its offerings more affordable and more accessible by limiting or removing travel and by providing more convenient options for the busy professionals it serves. By utilizing Digitec’s Knowledge Direct LMS, CASE is able to: • Make its offerings more affordable and more accessible by eliminating travel and by providing  convenient 24/7 access to their members. Provide learners dynamically generated eTranscripts for tracking their progress.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013
    [Providers] Gamification of CME: Is Your Organization in the “Game”?
    Simple true and false, fill in the blank, or multiple choice questions are easy to write, and quick to generate and they do provide a level of engagement. However, these types of assessments provide little engagement for the learner and do not allow for practice. With simulations for CME, you can create scenarios that are realistic and better measure the skills a healthcare providers needs to master, in context to the job. Games and simulations for continuing medical education is growing in popularity and it was very evident at this year’s event. Bio Latest Posts.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
    [Providers] ACOFP eLearning Portal for CME
    Importance was placed on the potential provider’s experience and knowledge working with iMIS and the unique needs of medical specialty societies. By utilizing Digitec’s Knowledge Direct® Med, ACOFP is able to: • Provide its members with a single, unified repository for CME and professional development courses. Digitec Interactive is the producer of the Knowledge Direct® Med Learning Management System and provider of award winning eLearning courses which enable medical organizations to deliver education over the internet. THE SOLUTION. THE RESULT. Share this on Facebook.
  • PARADISO  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016
    [Providers] Here’s What No One Tells You about Multi-tenant LMS
    Provides blended learning to tenants. It provides a right blend of classroom and virtual training. Lower cost of operation provides an effective & affordable solution for organisations. ‘Extended enterprise’, ‘multi-tenancy’, ‘ multi-tenant LMS ’… These words are no overblown vocabulary, but simply equivalent of one another. If you belong to the e-learning fraternity, you must have heard at least one of these sometime or the other. However, must have shirked it thinking it has nothing to do with you or your organization. Enter Paradiso LMS! are the children.
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