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  • CLARK ALDRICH  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011
    [Providers] Profile: Business Challenge
    Title Business Challenge Version n/a Other versions n/a Sponsor/Producer Enspire Learning Developer Enspire Learning Series n/a Number in Series n/a Company Description Enspire is an award-winning provider of transformative, technology-enabled learning experiences. Our simulations and interactive courses help our clients to develop leaders, enable managers and solve unique learning challenges. We passionately believe in the power of experiential learning, and have an unwavering commitment to creating innovative, engaging and meaningful solutions. Developed in Flash. Registry
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009
    [Providers] Determining the ROI of Enterprise 2.0 | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com
    tools have spread to about a third of businesses globally, there remain ongoing questions being asked in the enterprise software community about the real returns that they provide to businesses that deploy them. On TechRepublic: 12 tech giants that could tank in 2009 BNET Business Network: BNET TechRepublic ZDNet ZDNet all ZDNet in Blogs in News in Downloads in Reviews in Whitepapers in Dictionary Go! Members Log In Newsletters Site Assistance RSS Feeds Home News & Blogs Videos White Papers Downloads Reviews Popular Enterprise Web 2.0 Dion Hinchcliffe Get Enterprise Web 2.0
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
    [Providers] The Need to Stop and Reflect – The Need for Engagement.
    However, the need for understanding and adopting the social frameworks that are driving this important reformation are also providing an endless supply of distraction… some good and some not so good. Where is the acceleration happening and what solutions are you currently providing? So much of what I take for granted as assumed and valuable knowledge in my role as a corporate educator is being challenged as we move further into the new century. The pace of change in the world has accelerated and this was the main reason why, in the past,  I had stopped blogging.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] Add Motion Effects to Your Holiday Greeting Card Video with Camtasia Studio 8.4 – Part 2
    Just copy and paste the URL of the video you want into the field provided. In this tutorial, Camtasia Studio’s green screen effect is used to add special motion effects to your holiday greeting card video. NOTE : This tutorial is a continuation of the tutorial entitled “ Create a Holiday Greeting Card Video with Camtasia Studio 8.4 – Part 1 “ If you have not yet completed that tutorial, you can do so here:  [link]. Example Video. About Green Screen Effects. The color to be removed can be green, black, or any other color. Where To Find Free Green Screen Videos.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [Providers] It’s Not Too Late for Some Spring Cleaning: Time to Dust Off Your Online Brand
    Social media now provides candidates and recruiters with that all-important first impression. Now that spring has finally arrived for most of us, the grass is growing and the flowers are finally blooming. With spring in the air and the promise of summer, companies and jobseekers alike are busy planning their vacations and planning for their futures. For some industries, summer hiring is accelerating based on seasonal business needs. Some organizations are onboarding new talent before the lazy days of summer set in and employees are taking time off.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
    [Providers] Many Uses of Camtasia – Professional and Personal
    We have the architectural printing side that provides blue prints, and then we also have a wide format graphics side (known as Full Blown Color) that does all kinds of printing like banners, presentation boards and things like that. Jon Moody, an employee of Kal-Blue , discovered Camtasia this past summer and hasn’t turned back. He first started using it in his night job as a freelance musician and then brought it to the workforce. Jon was willing to answer a few of our questions, and here’s what he had to say: TechSmith : Can you describe your job and its demands?
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2012
    [Providers] Meet the TechSmith Academic Solutions Team!
    Kelly travels the globe to train and provide academic resources to our US and international education partners and their customers. Here at TechSmith we believe in the importance of listening to our customers and doing whatever we can to meet their needs.  One shining example of this is the recent addition of an Academic Solutions Team. The team is comprised of people from various departments who are focused on the education community and how we can help solve some of the challenges that educators face at all levels and in all types of institutions. Haley Carwile. Sam Curcuruto. Capri.
  • 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.
  • ALEARNING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009
    [Providers] Association Learning Lagging Behind
    More and more associations are starting to feel the pressure of encroaching competition from all sides: For-profit corporations are better equipped than ever to offer free Webinars and other opportunities to customers (our members), often providing the same or similar content that we would have to charge a fee to offer. Tens of millions of those dollars went to companies that provide learning platforms to corporate and government clients. The first — adult learning — is worthy of a separate post, so I’ll leave that aside for the time being. This is a good thing.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Providers] Closing the Training Value Gap with Agile
    Agile has provided software developers with a methodology that supports incremental releases and also accommodates for the change that is the reality of the world that we live in.  As a result, we all receive the benefit of frequent fixes and increased functionality.  In October of 2007, I co-authored an article for Training Industry, Inc. titled "The Training Value Gap." Thus, although we had a theory for a new approach to learning product development, we didn't have a methodology to support this new way of architecting learning solutions. 
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
    [Providers] Many Workers Believe Switching Firms Is Key to Career Growth
    According to workforce services provider Kelly Services, 53 percent of the respondents of its Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) survey believe that to develop their skills and advance their careers it is more important to change employers rather than remain with an existing one. Fifty Three percent of respondents from a recent survey said that to develop their skills and advance their careers it is more important to change employers rather than remain with an existing one. Troy, Mich. — Sept. About 170,000 people from the Americas, APAC and EMEA participated in the survey.
  • MLEARNING TRENDS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010
    [Providers] mLearning Content Types - Level 3: Voice
    Level 3 extends the mobile learning experience by providing users with anytime/anywhere access to audio-based content without needing a smartphone device or standard MP3/iPod-style media player. Level 3: Voice-based Content and Assessments NOTE: This is part 4 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information. To help measure understanding and knowledge retention, voice-based CellCasts Sessions can include spoken word assessments (e.g., Administrator training time to a level of proficiency is typically 1 to 2 days (depending on experience).
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
    [Providers] Video Conferencing Guidelines for Faculty and Students in Graduate Online Courses [Gautreau, Glaeser, Renold, Ahmed, Lee, Carter-Wells, Worden, Boynton, Schools]
    Guideline #4: Video conferencing provides synchronous opportunities to share knowledge. Video Conferencing Guidelines for Faculty and Students in Graduate Online Courses – from jolt.merlot.org and California State University, Fullerton; by   Gautreau, Glaeser, Renold, Ahmed, Lee, Carter-Wells, Worden, Boynton, & Schools. Excerpts: Abstract. review of the literature revealed that established guidelines were not available to assist faculty who use video conferencing in their online graduate courses. Video Conferencing Guidelines for Online Graduate Students.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013
    [Providers] Learning Café Call – L&D/HR should include MOOCs in employee learning strategies.
    But for the right learning topic, right type of learner and right learning conditions, MOOCs provide a strong case to be used as a learning resource for employee development. free, commercial, private providers, university run courses) and quality (i.e. Revisit your budgets and evaluate how MOOCs can offer cost savings by providing an alternative to current learning offerings. Well-designed MOOCs provide learners with a rich and effective learning experience by incorporating quality content, flexible delivery and collaborative learning. million user accounts (with 2.3%
  • LEARNING CONVERSATIONS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
    [Providers] Credit for the term Learning Conversations
    hope this post provides the explicit acknowledgment Prof. Quite out of the blue this week, I received a comment on one of my posts , from Prof Laurie Thomas (if I've got the LinkedIn link to the wrong person, let me know!). wonder whether you have identified the source of the scientific term "Learning_Conversations". If not let me point you towards our books - "Learning Conversations:- The Self-Organised Learning Way to Personal and Organisational Growth" Published by ROUTLEDGE 1991. Self-Organised Learning:- Foundations of a Conversational Science for Psychology" 1985. Or if you do.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [Providers] How might “Innovation lessons from Google’s self-driving car” [Barba] apply to higher education?
    We need to continue to provide quality products and services, but at much more affordable prices. Innovation lessons from Google’s self-driving car – from game-changer.net by Jorge Barba. Excerpts (emphasis DSC): Idealistic vision. In Google’s own language, this is a moonshot project. It’s something that will make a dent in the future, that is worth pursuing though it might not work. In the end, the results could be dramatic… … What are you changing and how will the world look like after you change it? And you have to find that potential in a very disciplined way.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Providers] Oceans of innovation: The Atlantic, the Pacific, global leadership and the future of education [Barber, Donnelly, & Rizvi]
    ’ From DSC: Let’s help students identify, design, and develop their own businesses while they are still in K-20.   We could provide them with mentoring, guidance, and teams of specialists from their “classmates” — wherever those classmates may be. Oceans of innovation: The Atlantic, the Pacific, global leadership and the future of education – from the Institute for Public Policy Research by Sir Michael Barber, Katelyn Donnelly and Saad Rizvi; with thanks to Stephen Harris ( @Stephen_H ) for posting this on Twitter.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
    [Providers] Some sharp/potential innovations in our learning ecosystems
    “As consumerization takes hold and the Nexus of Forces drives CEOs to certain expectations, CIOs must still provide reliability, serviceability and availability of systems and services. Why Apple could still own the living room of the future — from cultofmac.com by Mike Elgan. Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, Google and all the big-screen TV makers want to. own the the all-purpose living room entertainment system of tomorrow. Connected home has broad appeal — from connectedworldmag.com. Augmented Reality in education — from ARNews.TV by Paul Hamilton. ORLANDO, Fla.,
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012
    [Providers] Apple TV and the transformation of web apps into tablet and TV dual screen apps [Allaire]
    … Specifically, Apple has provided the backbone for dual screen apps, enabling: Any iOS device (and OSX Mountain Lion-enabled PCs) to broadcast its screen onto a TV. Apple TV and the transformation of web apps into tablet and TV dual screen apps – from brightcove.com by Jeremy Allaire. Excerpts: Importantly, designers and developers need to shed the concept that “TVs” are for rendering video, and instead think about “TVs” as large monitors on which they can render applications, content and interactivity that is supported by a touch-based tablet application.
  • ALEARNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
    [Providers] January Quick Clicks
    More on that soon… Meanwhile, we’ll make it up to you by providing this edition of Quick Clicks, some links to what we believe are valuable resources, articles, and tools, collected here to help save you the time of tracking them all down. We’ve mentioned Craig several times here at aLearning (and include him in our pretty exclusive Blogroll) because provides enormous help when it comes to LMSes and other systems… Here’s a list of some of the “Must-Reads” from his blog (noted above): Interoperability – it works every time.Wrong.
  • ROB HUBBARD  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
    [Providers] Ongoing Deep Recon into the World of Transmedia
    The Instructional Designers’ expertises lie in designing great learning experiences for different types of delivery method (for example face-to-face, elearning courseware, scenarios, case studies, slides, PDFs and more) based on the material the SME provides. Don’t know what transmedia is? Check out my previous blog posting here. It certainly seems to be transmedia conference season at the moment. After my trip to Geneva I was tempted by the Power to the Pixel London Forum 2010 held in the British Film Institute. What Transmedia Can Teach eLearning. Mike’s session was brilliant.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
    [Providers] Be Safe on the Internet: i-SAFE education
    Even if you are not a regular online user, the Internet may provide information about you or your family to others in areas such as association Web sites newsletters, extended family Web sites, and public directory services. Surviving in this day and age is as much about activities in Cyberspace as it is one’s physical health and safety. The bottom line is that everyone needs to be aware of the potentials for Internet safety and security problems, and to determine how to limit personal risk. SAFE has created a series of instruction especially for adults who use the Internet. SAFE Inc.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009
    [Providers] Meeting software
    will provide info on other web meeting programs later in the week. Yesterday, I hosted 2 different meetings - a webinar with folks around the globe (used GoToWebinar ) and the first day of my 3-day training class (used GoToMeeting ). I've used both products before - but not to the extent of these meetings. The webinar program worked great - the only problem we had was getting people to register so they got their log in link. The separate link is needed to track individuals during the webinar - you get a nifty report at the end of the webinar. used GoToMeeting for my class.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2010
    [Providers] PKM: a node in the learning network
    But social learning in networks can help us deal with complexity by providing a platform to test out ideas and learn from and with each other. Hyperlinks subvert hierarchy , or, in other words, digital networks enable multiple connections, so organizational communications are no longer just vertical. Somebody else, outside the hierarchy, is only one click away, and perhaps easier to deal with and a better source of information and knowledge. This is becoming obvious in the business world and frameworks such as Social CRM (customer relationship management) are one attempt to address it.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Providers] Bersin Launches New Recognition Research: A Hidden Secret To Talent Management
    PS, I would like to thank Stacia Garr, our Principal Analyst in talent management, for this amazing work and all the value it will provide to our clients. I'm excited to announce that this week we launched our Employee Recognition research , a program we started early last year. As I'm sure you know, organizations around the world are suffering from low levels of employee engagement for many reasons. The unemployment rate is high, people are working harder than ever, and employees are overwhelmed with too much information and technology at work. The Employee Recognition Industry.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013
    [Providers] Going Global with HR, Talent and Workforce Management
    As one example, Cornerstone OnDemand, the talent management suite provider, now gleans 30% of its revenue from international business, chiefly in EMEA. Fully 12 % of HR/Talent provider SilkRoad’s revenue last year came from Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa with 9 % from that solely from its Asia Pacific operations. Last year, SilkRoad China was named the “Most Promising HR Service Provider of the Year” by China Staff Awards – as such it is the only talent management provider that has been so recognized in the China market.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
    [Providers] Odessa College Builds Student Success with TechSmith Relay
    They needed a tool that was easy to use, cost efficient, and one that provided high-quality customer support. Incorporating blended learning technology throughout an entire college campus can be difficult if you don’t have the right tools, resources, and buy-in to help along the way. One college in Texas sought out a lecture capture solution that not only recorded class lessons, but also gave faculty the ability to create an engaging, blended learning environment. They found what they were looking for in TechSmith Relay. Can’t see the video? Watch it on YouTube ! Odessa Case Study.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010
    [Providers] DIY is here
    These top brands provide the equivalent of the interstate highway system for the creative age. Over three years ago I wrote that the future of learning is DIY : With Google you can find most information that you need. YouTube is a quick and easy way to get “learning objects” to the world. Apple gives the essential tools for knowledge workers, and in a nice package. Wikipedia has shown that the wisdom of crowds is just as good as the wisdom of elites. Starbucks gives free-agents and road warriors a place to meet and work. Even on the fringes, such as wi-fi from a café.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009
    [Providers] LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 1
    Bringing Generations Together through Collaboration and Informal Learning: Faith Legendre , Senior Global Consultant at Cisco WebEx , provided the audience with a synopsis of our 4 major generations today (Generation Vet, Boomers, Gen Y & Gen X), and an overview of their changing learning styles over time (push to pull, formal to informal, comprehensive to nibblets, and physical classes to online). Learning without boundaries: Ben Saunders , Business Analyst Consultant at HCS , provided us with a comprehensive overview of m‑learning. So should you use an actor?
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Providers] Oregon’s Small Town Artist Describes Her Inspirational Business Model
    Nothing feels better than knowing that you are making someone’s day by providing quality instruction and encouraging content. About the author: Vinita Pappas is a small town artist from Oregon and the owner of create38. What follows is her story of how Bloomfire has helped her to create an innovative business model teaching people worldwide about watercolor painting. “Why I Love Bloomfire&#. Easy to Start and Use. Every aspect of starting your own Bloomfire is clearly described and logical. Simple Layout. The design of Bloomfire is very well done. Community Aspect. Future.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
    [Providers] Practice to be best
    Another example of advancing practice in a field is provided in The New Yorker’s The Bell Curve : What happens when patients find out how good their doctors really are? We may think we should adopt best practices , but to be really effective and innovative we need to practice to be best. First, we have to do the hard thinking  about how to do things better. Jay Deragon talks about how important it is to think about what we do and not just emulate others: Social Doo Doo’s are those that practice and copy, what others do expecting to get the same or better results.
  • MANAGING ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010
    [Providers] User Testing A.K.A. Formative Evaluation for eLearning
    Testing provides confidence that youth will perceive the game as fun and that stakeholders will perceive it as a good investment. As the international organization responsible for promoting, coordinating and monitoring the fight against doping in sport, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is committed toeducating athletes about the risks associated with doping and their rights and responsibilities in the doping control process. Full disclosure: my company is one of WADA’s educational tool development vendors.) Formative Evaluation of educational technology tools.
  • CLARK ALDRICH  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014
    [Providers] Number 8. Ask quick questions to challenge assumptions, but in a no-consequence way (10 More Simple But Effective Branching Story Techniques)
    One technique is to ask short questions of the player that provide some insight into the subject matter, and where there is no judging of the answer as right or wrong. One of the greatest challenges in creating a branching story is breaking up long passages of exposition. The player has to be engaged at all times; the metronome of response has to be high. Example 1: Avatar: Here''s a statement I heard. The theft and sale on the black market of credit card numbers will catch up with illegal drug sales as the number one source of revenue for organized crime in the next decade. False.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010
    [Providers] The challenges of deploying an LCMS
    Since the research project, we have continued to track the progress of LCMS within our corporate clients, and provide some advisory work to some. skip to main | skip to sidebar Learning Reflections Informal reflections and comment on happenings in the corporate learning and e-learning world, from Europes leading learning analyst.See [link] for up to date news, whitepapers and comment. Friday, October 01, 2010 The challenges of deploying an LCMS I recently received a note from an organisation in the US who is deploying an LCMS solution and struggling to get much enthusiasm in adopting it.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2010
    [Providers] The Evolving Social Organization
    Corporate training methods often consist of delivering content and perhaps providing drill and practice sometime prior to doing the task. Converse: By engaging in conversations and providing valuable information to others one becomes part of professional networks. Tweet Co-author: Thierry deBaillon – @tdebaillon. Simplicity and the Enterprise. Most companies start simple, with a few people gathering together around an idea. For small companies, decision-making, task assignments and direct interaction with clients are rather straightforward.  With growth, the simplicity ends.
  • JAY CROSS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011
    [Providers] Authentic three-way conversation
    For me, in reference to effective teaching, we can’t stop talking about context or the need to provide it as part of our instructional plan. It’s so trendy I’m getting tired of it, but “ it all depends on the context.&#. Jay, I’m a bit confused. When you say “it’s so trendy&# are you referring to the meme or what? sort of lost the continuity of the conversation here. Perhaps that is why I have very mixed feelings about threaded conversations. Trendy = Everyone seem to be repeating the mantra that context is everything. Yeah, I get that. Just Ja
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
    [Providers] How to contact TechSmith on the Web – Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and More!
    If you are a fan of Twitter, then we want you to know that we have fifteen specific handles (yes, 15!!) to share ideas, provide service, and help you with product tips and tricks! Are you social? We sure are! In fact, TechSmith now has a small team dedicated to a variety of social sites in the hopes that we can connect with you on your preferred method. Some people love Twitter and some people hate it, and the same is true with Facebook. If you have any suggestions then give us a shout, we’re all ears! Check out our new blog home ! If Do you ‘like’ facebook? Snagit product.
  • JANE HART  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
    [Providers] Key social learning resources: Part 4
    social , I provided some examples of how I think L&D can learn from what their people are already learning socially (with social media) and how they might encourage and engage  others to do so too. This article first appeared on TrainingZone on 25th September 2011. This is the fourth and final instalment of my weekly articles curating key social learning resources for TrainingZone’s social learning month. 1. This week we start with a posting by Mark Britz, Nature finds a way. “A simple truth revealed – people will connect, people will share, people will collaborate.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    [Providers] Start the New Year with a Fresh Outlook on HR
    Across the last few years, our members told us they want research that helps them navigate the challenges of today’s HR organization and the offerings of HR solution providers. In 2004, Bersin & Associates launched its very first report in learning technology, providing a new type of research – practical and focused on business outcomes -- for learning and talent professionals. For years, compliance had been the HR function’s primary role; now we were changing the playing field, providing proof that HR could impact the business. We have listened.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
    [Providers] Cornerstone Acquires Sonar6: Talent Management for SMB
    Today CornerstoneOnDemand announced the acquisition of Sonar6 , an innovative small provider of highly graphical performance review and succession management tools for small businesses. An SMB Play. As Cornerstone described the acquisition to us today, this is all about SMB (Small and Mid-sized Business). Cornerstone defines the SMB market as companies with less than 500 employees, and there are millions of them. Sonar6 has around 385 customers today and probably generates revenues between $3-4M per year (average price is around $6-7 per user per month). Day one. There is a lot of churn.
  • STICKY LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009
    [Providers] 'Scared of first' - why business is resisting new learning.
    So, why do many businesses not embrace learning approaches that would provide their businesses with real competitive advantages?  10 Reasons. The past I'd like to take you back to where I was 5 years ago. My role was working for Australia's then largest retailer, ColesMyer. managed a team of facilitators whose role was to deliver face-to-face workshops to staff, from entry level, through to senior management. Face-to-face learning was the dominant delivery method with some elearning to deliver generally fact-based knowledge, for example, induction, food safety, OHS and so forth.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010
    [Providers] Ethics, technology and learning
    With new technology they were also provided just-in-time first aid help lessons, with simulations they were trained for in-the-field situations…. This last couple of days have drained my spirit, mainly because my ethics were challenged on different levels. I did not find the energy to write about it until today and it is with a sad heart that I reflect on why I have felt a bit in despair. Why do governments politicize education? After yet another fall of the government a different politician became minister of education, a different one though from the same political party. Which one’s?
  • LEARNING CONVERSATIONS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2010
    [Providers] Corporate viral communication
    virus develops mechanisms that enable it to replicate incredibly easily and quickly, thus providing exponential growth. As you might have gathered , I've been playing with Yammer and other similar tools (like SocialCast ) over the past few weeks and months. In the years I've been working with communications systems, like newsgroups, forums, blogs, wikis etc, I've never seen a tool that's able take off so quickly and easily. Starting on whatever day that was, Yammer commenced its viral expansion and its spread has really been quite impressive and rapid. Network behaviours. Viral delivery.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
    [Providers] Games e-Learners Play
    In this article, Clive Shepherd argues the case for simulations and games as engaging, life-like and highly-interactive learning activities, capable of providing the foundation for second generation e-learning products that really deliver on the hype. Engaging, life-like and highly-interactive learning activities are capable of providing the foundation for second generation e-learning products that really deliver on the hype. Safety in the software So what do simulations and games provide us that we cant easily obtain using more traditional methods? Whats fun is doing.
  • RAPID ELEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009
    [Providers] These PowerPoint Experts Can Make You a Star
    Today, I’d like to share a little of what I learned from the PowerPoint community and provide some great resources and tools that will help you do a better job building your elearning courses. Sometimes we get so busy that we lose sight of the great resources available to us. It’s not until you pull your head up from your desk and look around that you realize what’s available. That’s why it’s important to be connected to other people who have similar interests or do similar work. You’ll learn from them and have access to all sorts of information. The Community Inspires New Ideas.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2010
    [Providers] Product Review: GeoLearning GeoMaestro
    GeoLearning’s GeoMaestro is a LMS that packs a wallop but at the same time has some features that provide limitations.  If you choose not to use the WebEx solution, you can use another via an API or another vendor, but for the latter it is a link to the web conferencing solution (common practice in the industry, if you do not use their preferred conferencing solution).  An API can tie back into the administration side of things, still providing you with the data needed, so if you want to go with an open source API it can be done. LMS Super Plus Features. Widgets. Reporting.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Providers] GP Strategies Acquires Prospero Learning Solutions
    — June 5 Global performance improvement services provider GP Strategies Corp. announced today it has acquired Prospero Learning Solutions, a provider of custom learning and content development. Prospero will operate as a part of GP Strategies'' Learning Solutions group and continue under the leadership of Lorne Novolker and Alan Ray. Elkridge, Md. Prospero highlights: • Founded in 1998 with offices in Toronto, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec. • Generated about $7 million in revenue for 2012. • Clients include Fortune 500 and Financial Post 500 companies.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
    [Providers] TIS to Present New Mobile Learning Service at Industry Event
    The seminar will address the current challenge of providing learning interventions, or performance support, which can be accessed from multiple operating systems and devices. The seminar will address the current challenge of providing learning interventions, or performance support, which can be accessed from multiple operating systems and devices. London — Jan. 23 Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), a developer of learning services, will present its learning products at the Learning Technologies conference on Jan. 29 in Olympia, London. ” at the exhibition. Source: TIS
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Providers] AMA Enterprise to Host Government Conference
    The briefing will aim to provide government professionals with the tools to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to tackle the challenges facing government. This briefing, designed for government professionals, will aim to provide attendees with the tools to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to tackle the challenges facing government. Arlington, Va. — Oct. 16 The American Management Association (AMA) Enterprise Government Solutions announced that Haywood Spangler will be speaking at its Nov. Source: AMA Enterprise
  • WONDERFUL BRAIN  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011
    [Providers] Getting Close to the Ground
    College for the boardroom, classroom, higher academic pursuits like law and medicine; technicians who draw blood, troubleshoot computers and provide public service from police to municipal workers of all types, and tradespeople who through a ‘connection’ can apprentice through a union sponsored program or intern with a generous business owner. Notwithstanding the imperatives of cultural expectations, by the time a kids are in high school their trajectory has much been dialed in: College, training of some sort, the military, or work. They have never owned a computer.
  • EFRONT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015
    [Providers] Evaluating Your eLearning
    On the whole, this structured analysis provides a comprehensive support to the training developers and facilitators who work in teams to create game-like trainings. So, your new eLearning course is ready to be launched and you are all excited about the prospects of “immensely” pleased stakeholders in your organization. You know you have integrated the complete bells and whistles of an eLearning program: from using branched scenarios to interactive labeled diagrams. You even have a compelling storyline set in the backdrop of your organization. Reality check: plenty! Good luck! References.
  • NUGGETHEAD  |  MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010
    [Providers] The E-Learning Foundations Intensive: Day 1
    Karen covered all the leading tools today from Adobe Connect to iLink and provided charts, costs, pros and cons. Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter LearnNuggets Nuggets of Learning Stuff Home About Resources Tags eLearning , ls2010 The E-Learning Foundations Intensive: Day 1 by Kevin on March 22nd, 2010 Today is Monday; the end of the day on Monday. The first day of the eLearning Guild’s The E-Learning Foundations Intensive co-hosted with Learning Solutions 2010 Conference & Expo. consider myself a proficient practitioner and enjoy dabbling in all aspects of this crazy business.
  • STICKY LEARNING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
    [Providers] Permission Learning - encouraging the informal
    This describes a situation where the worker has given explicit permission for the business to provide them with the elearning/videos/webinars/etc that the business believes the worker might need and be interested in. Such an idea may work as long as the learning opportunities provided continue to meet the workers' expectations of the brand. I've been a keen reader of Seth Godin's perspectives on marketing (and everything) for a while now. But this morning one of his books caught my eye as I went to sit at my desk - Permission Marketing. So, to informal learning! It's a good point!
  • GOOD PRACTICE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010
    [Providers] User Experience: Design
    Card sorting is used by content providers all the time to find new and better ways of presenting their offering to their users. Following on from Friday’s post about the planning and requirements phase of our project to re-invent the GoodPractice user experience, the design phase was where it all started to come together and a clearer picture emerged of how the finished product will look. There were two work-streams in our design phase: the information architecture review, and. prototyping. Redefining the information architecture. smaller chunks. Low fidelity prototyping.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
    [Providers] Ask The Experts: Mark Dorsey
    So, if you’re learning to ski as a consumer what we’re trying to provide is the how-to manual because consumers can also find information about how to learn how to ski. McGrath: So it sounds like the takeaway is, stay true to your core, stay true to your core members and what they need, and then also stay true to providing the value that’s needed in the industry. Jack McGrath: Hi and welcome to another in our series Ask the Experts. My name is Jack McGrath. Welcome Mark. Mark Dorsey: Thanks. That’s a mouthful too, isn’t it? McGrath: It is, it is. So, a few questions for you.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Providers] Leadership: Science or Art? Is Inspiration Possible?
    Leaders need to provide that inspiration, that supportive stimulation that drives their teams to creativity, innovation, and mission-related action. We at Bersin & Associates devote a lot of time and attention to leadership. Recently we were treated to a day-long event on leading ( not managing -- "leading") presented by members of Impact Achievement Group from Redmond, Washington. One thing I liked was their tag line "Leadership training that sticks!). Our team leaders for the event were also authors of a book called "People Leave Managers.Not Organizations."
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015
    [Providers] Curating Content For Your Intranet: Avoiding Pitfalls
    The goal of content curation isn’t just to fill your Intranet with a ton of articles; it is meant to provide information that is carefully selected and useful to your audience. There have been countless articles written about content curation lately, and many companies are curating content to help bring timely and topical information to employees through their Intranet. Simply put, content curation is sorting through vast amounts of internal and external information to find the pieces that are most relevant to your audience and then showcasing this content in a meaningful way.
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Providers] Starting a conversatin about the “maker movement”
    See also the links provided to the left of the article. The last set of readings in my emerging technology class was on the “maker movement.” ” The Horizon Report subtitled that as “shift from students and consumers to students as creators.” ” Those of us in learning and development are usually appreciative of ways to engender active, hands-on learning, so “making” is a trend we should watch. Online, we had a lot of discussion about whether people who created intellectual products (e.g. And please share other references if you like. Trend
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011
    [Providers] Social Learning: Take Me To Your Experts
    Of course, if you want to go all out; there are providers that offer best-of-breed expertise finding and matching functionality. Instead, L&D must become a broker for learning, connecting people to each other and to other sources of learning, wherever they are, not just providing them with formal learning opportunities. by David Mallon. Quick Question : How easy is it to find another employee in your organization with a specific expertise? Does your organization have an expertise directory ? For a surprising number of organizations, the answer is no. Why surprising? David
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2009
    [Providers] Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog
    Conferences have traditionally provided foundation knowledge for instructional designers, trainers, CLOs, and others in the field. I’ve learned a whale of a lot from these events over the last twenty years. Here are the most popular posts on the Informal Learning Blog in 2009. Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning. T o implement social/informal learning infrastructure projects, learning and development professionals need to shift their focus from learning to earning. The place to begin is by identifying a business objective that is vital to a corporate sponsor. company.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2010
    [Providers] Modeling the Education Sector
    The government plays an important role as a provider whose responsibility is to maintain and coordinate the growth of this infrastructure. Of course, change can be large-scale, outside the box and revolutionary too, but current state can provide a fairly good indicator of what that we can expect to see. For example, the DISE Flash Statistics provide a reasonable detailed view of some of the parameters of school education in India and they have also developed an Educational Development Index that ranks states on the basis of certain criteria. Infrastructure. Leadership.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
    [Providers] New York Life: Ensuring Permanence and Legacy
    Second, make sure learning results are measurable and on target with the overall business plan and providing real impact. Molinaro also receives feedback through constant conversations with human resources business partners and talent leaders, who provide guidance for current and future learning. In these programs, external coaches provide education tailored to senior leaders. New York Life Insurance Co.’s Michael Molinaro instills a sense of leadership in younger employees while maintaining the organization’s 168-year heritage. remained successful. Frank M. &rdquo
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
    [Providers] SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues
    Background: SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of learning management systems today (and also a major provider of integrated talent management systems). Over the years as GeoLearning grew, the company became well known to mid-market organizations and at the time of this acquisition was one of the largest mid-market LMS providers (revenues around $40M). Today another major shift takes place in the talent management systems market: SumTotal Systems announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. The acquisition of GeoLearning makes sense for several reasons.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2008
    [Providers] Is PowerPoint Evil? (Part 3)
    If the PowerPoint slides were more attractive, engaging and stimulating, it would at least provide some fun during the learning process. Part 1 - Teaching Habits That Inspire You Out of Learning? Part 2 - I Have Bragging Rights, Because I Am.? ZaidLearn's Del.icio.us PowerPoint Links "It's the way people depend on all those bells and whistles that come with the software to try to shore up a weak presentation." - Chris Oakes (1998) ".To PowerPoint is a competent slide manager and projector. But rather than supplementing a presentation, it has become a substitute for it. Wait a minute!
  • ONLIGNMENT  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013
    [Providers] 13. Four strategies for learning II
    that allow employees to provide support to each other. Having said that, there is an important role for the learning and development professional as a sort of curator, someone who provides novice learners with the appropriate tools and supports them in finding the right people and content. Guided discovery is also a carefully structured process, but the emphasis here is on setting up activities from which the learner can gain their own insights and come to their own conclusions. The driver for this strategy is the facilitator or, in the case of self-study materials, the designer.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Providers] If We Had To Do It All Again
    second reason to gain a solid business understanding is it helps to use metrics and perform impact analyses to provide evidence of value that is more easily accepted and valued by the organization. ” That said, several sources can provide meaningful support for those seeking the CLO spot, or for those who are already there. Faculty from the Graduate School of Education and the Wharton School provide a balance of theory and practice. They expand one’s network and provide regular multiday working sessions with CLOs from similarly ranked companies.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Providers] 7 Tools for Creating a ?Killer? Online Presentation | Wired@Heart
    John Kleeman from Questionmark has a great blog/presentation on how formative quizzes and tests not only provide for some interactivity, they also slow the forgetting curve and increase retention. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → 7 Tools for Creating a “Killer” Online Presentation. Posted on January 10, 2012 by Marina Kostina. Photo by Kiril Popov.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
    [Providers] Different – Review
    Descriptions and examples are provided in this book filled with anecdotes from the professor at Harvard Business School. Tweet Different , by Youngme Moon, discusses how market competition creates a herd mentality amongst competitors and results in a wide array of very similar products. The more mature a market category, the less deviation there is. I see this in the learning management system (LMS) market. Basically, they’re all the same and currently all are adding “social&# to the mix, as they try to keep up with each other. Over time, everybody starts to look the same.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010
    [Providers] Let’s talk about work
    Provide options for workers to come and go and give them ways to stay connected when they’re not employed. Work today (and tomorrow) requires more creativity and less formulaic intelligence and it also requires less of “us&#. Full-time work has not been the ticket to the good life for several decades : The prolonged period of economic prosperity that Canada has enjoyed resulted in a 72-per-cent increase in economic output between 1975 and 2005, growth that has continued since, it [the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives] noted. The recession has only amplified this trend.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009
    [Providers] How to Find Pictures for Your eLearning " Engaged Training
    StockPhotoFinder.com MASHABLE Photo provides Online PhotoEditor links, PhotoSharing links, PhotoBlog links, and PhotoMixing and Slideshows. Engaged Training My Ramblings about Training, Leadership, and Learning Home Subscribe Entries (RSS) Comments (RSS) Recent Posts Teaching and Leadership Why Do People Seek Unions? Learning 2.0 Web 2.0 Week Wordpress Connect with Me. truly believe that all eLearning should have some sort of visual presentation. Our culture has become more and more visual, and let’s face it education and learning must be more than just informative. However, Yahoo!
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2009
    [Providers] eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #5
    recent patent application from Google describes a way to provide ‘the collaborative generation of interactive features for digital videos, and in particular to interactive video annotations enabling control of video playback locations and creation of interactive games.’ Alternatives to Second Life. Karl Kapp puts some alternatives to Second Life on his blog. Interesting products, although some will cease to exist starting next year. 2. Windows Mobile for Gaming. Microsoft to make Windows Mobile a gaming platform. Glide OS. Google may enter in hosted gaming via Youtube.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009
    [Providers] Reseller program for UpsideLMS launched
    Needless to say, Upside will provide all required marketing and sales support, sales training, regular product updates, etc. Following the recent release of UpsideLMS Version 4.0 we have now introduced a reseller program for the product and related services. We invite independent organizations and individual professionals to the program. We aim to expand our reach to markets and customers needing reliable eLearning solutions. We strongly believe in creating a network of strategic partners that share our vision. are available from our website ( www.upsidelearning.com ).
  • SPEAK OUT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009
    [Providers] Exercises that help reflect on gray areas
    This does not go to say that we should avoid exercises that provide correct answers. Provide all the information that the learner may require to make an informed decision. I am working on a really challenging project. Think about this: The objective is to get your learners to design better forms. The exercise shows a form in which the user wants to change his password. The learner can add/modify elements in the form to ensure that the errors are minimized. The objective is to let the learners know that consumers are loyal to particular brands for specific reasons.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
    [Providers] Top 3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing eLearning for Your Association
    For years, associations have played a critical role in addressing the skills gap problem by providing professional and continuing education for their members. In the past, highly-specialized, industry education was provided through association annual meetings and educational sessions. For an association, e-Learning can provide a valuable member benefit, a new revenue source, and a way to attract new members with a product they need and want. If you’ve decided to provide eLearning for your members, the next step is to choose a course to offer as a pilot. recent U.S.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
    [Providers] Are Professional Certifications Valuable?
    External certifications provided by vendors — as opposed to professional certifications that corporations create internally — are not created equal, however. Many companies invest in certifications in a haphazard, unplanned manner. The professional certification market is vast, and companies invest billions in it every year. But are they really getting a good return on their investment? Careful evaluation is necessary to get the most value for your organization and employees. But it all starts with the learning leader. He can be reached at editor@CLOmedia.com.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007
    [Providers] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Job Description
    To provide what the market is asking for? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, May 31, 2007 My Job Description I work at a small e-Learning company, which means I play lots of different roles. My job title is Manager of Instructional Design. And yet, on a day to day basis (at least lately) I do very little of that. The focus here the last few months has been less on creating custom courses for clients and more on building Templates and Learning Portals (think LMS-lite). Havent designed an interactive exercise in ages.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Providers] Accelerate the Leadership Engine
    Working with Development Dimensions International (DDI), a talent management consulting company, Nissan’s HR team crafted a curriculum designed to provide the skills future leaders would need to be optimally effective and establish a common leadership vocabulary across functions and locations. Nissan leadership has collectively said that people’s professional power comes from personal strength, creativity and dedication. One of the best things about classroom learning is the opportunity to congregate with other learners. It also allows employees to work together on group projects.
  • CLARK ALDRICH  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2010
    [Providers] Skill Sets for Serious Games and Educational Simulations
    They provides a constant voice of the customer to the development process. Percentage of Entire Project: 5-10% Title: Voice Talent Description of Responsibilities: Voice talent provides all of the voices for the sim, including narrator and characters. Percentage of Entire Project: 5% Title: Subject Matter Experts Description of Responsibilities: Subject matter experts provide the knowledge that has to be captured and developed in others through the sim. What are the roles for creating a serious game or educational simulation? They report to the client manager.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014
    [Providers] How to influence the “C” Suite - Surviving and thriving in the great learning shift|
    Only then will L&D be able to provide the crucial shift from process to agility sought by the “C” site for todays fast changing, competitive environment. Nigel Paine shares his latest ideas in conversation with other L&D professionals at the #LT14UK Towards Maturity eXchanges If companies are to sustain the kind of efficiency gains they have experienced in the last 20 years, they have to move from simply focusing on IT- and process-driven approaches to maximising the impact of their people.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010
    [Providers] Alternate Education
    particularly liked the idea that there is a community out there that encourages and provides support for home education. I have started research on alternative education systems. Right off the bat I found a website that summarizes some of these initiatives in the Indian context - Alternative Education in India. Two really interesting categories were Alternative Schools and Learning Cooperatives. like the fact that the latter prefer not to be called “schools&# at all. Among the Alternative schools is the Atma Vidya Educational Foundation  in southern India. Wonder how that works!
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
    [Providers] Learning Scenarios – challenging the way we think about the future
    These scenarios provide a useful snapshot to help us consider how to track and monitor what happens in the future.’ A review of new learning Scenarios developed at Online Educa Berlin 2011 Despite the predictions of great thinkers in our industry, nobody can be 100% certain about what work will look like or how we will be developing skills within the corporations of the future. This can make it very difficult to plan effectively today. These drivers are outside our immediate control but play a critical role in defining the future of work and learning. What are Scenarios?
  • JANET CLAREY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009
    [Providers] Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer?
    Many of these discussion flowed from monthly webinars. L & D provided tools & instructional design support for users wishing to create their own ‘content.’ I had a conversation by email with someone I really care about that probably came off a bit bitchy, a bit holier-than-thou…it you can have just “a bit&# of either of those traits.  And, I’m probably about to come off the same way here. That’s not an apology. I yam what I yam. And, no doubt I’ll piss off some people for my opinion of rapid e-learning tools. They are the IKEA of ID.
  • MINDFLASH  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011
    [Providers] Why Many Sales ‘Gurus’ Aren’t Qualified to Train
    has provided guidance, expertise and coaching to companies such as Bayer, HP, Microsoft and Oracle. > More on e-learning on the Mindflash blog. > Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Mindflash. Without the right experience and methods, many sales trainers these days are more flash than substance. Before dropping obscene amounts of money (and wasting your sales reps’) time, pay attention to what’s behind a sales guru’s marketing tactics to make sure he or she isn’t just the latest flavor of the month. Republished with permission from Dave Stein.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
    [Providers] E&Y Higher Education in India 2012-17 Report
    For example, how does merit based financing through which MIT, USA provides multiple financing methods, assured (?) I had a chance to review E&Y’s latest report – EY FICCI Higher Education Report Nov12 released at the FICCI Higher Education Summit 2012. have reviewed their past reports here. The report leverages the UGC report, HE At a Glance Feb 2012. Broadly, the report shows a picture of growth as a result of the capacity building in the Eleventh Five Year Plan. Private institutes (about 30,000) comprise 63.9% of the total HEIs and 58.9% of the enrolments.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012
    [Providers] Unflipping the flip
    George provides a set of 8 distinctions  between the MOOC model and the model that is being implemented by initiatives such as EdX and startups like Coursera. I have been really curious and a little wary of the “flip” (flipped classroom, flipping the classroom) kind of frenzy recently. Basically, it seems to mean that we flip: Students into teachers. Homework into Classwork. Classwork into learning by self or network, guided or unguided. Hallways and Social spaces into Classrooms. Closed curriculum to open. Degrees to badges. Fellow students into collaborators.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011
    [Providers] Day Two: FICCI HES 2011
    There also needs to be a focus on policies and support infrastructure (Rahul Choudaha and Kavita Sharma) that provides a cohesive and articulate framework for internationalization. Started off with a bang. Sam Pitroda struck the right notes by questioning the dominant paradigm. He pushed levers when he raised a lot of questions that we have been discussing online - teachers as mentors, need to look at different educational model, need to scale, need to question our view of universities, need to question the structures in education, need to connect and so on. Some action towards the end.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2010
    [Providers] Connective Simulations
    But what really got me excited is the possibility that all these ideas could probably merge if we started looking at simulations on a wider scale – connective simulations that could provide a way to abstract from the richness and complexity of our learning  process in a meaningful manner – allowing us to not only gain better insight about learning, but also to be able to guide our efforts to architect/enable observation based assessments. Trust Stephen to come out with another super presentation. Let us take the specific case of a hardware training LAB virtual world.
  • IDIOT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2009
    [Providers] Are Web 2.0 tools designed to support learning?
    They should provide a platform where learners can post comments and trainers/experts can view them and respond. Whether it is Web 1.0 or Web 2.0 tools, we need to understand and evaluate the affordances of the tools and their abilities to support and deliver learning effectively. Today, I came across a case study that evaluates the pedagogical affordances of web 2.0 technologies. The case study makes some interesting points about the pedagogical affordances of web 2.0 technologies. To put it across in layman’s perspective, the case study analyses the abilities of web 2.0 Web 2.0
  • SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011
    [Providers] Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog
    As support, Anderson provides examples in which exceptional performers (elite dancers, TED Conference speakers), learn from their counterparts around the world by watching them online. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? Free online video is creating new global communities, granting their members both the means and the motivation to step up their skills and broaden their imaginations. Innovation has always been a group activity. Blog this! More about me here.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010
    [Providers] Helping Your SMEs Help You
    Often, SMEs need to provide me with additional information, documents, or forms. I try to send a list of anything they promised me to them within a few hours of our meeting. I love working with SMEs. (OK, most of the time I love working with SMEs. But really, I only love working with people in general most of the time.) Subject matter experts are great because they’re subject matter experts. I get to learn stuff from them. Because for all the SME jokes in our industry, they’ve got to have just as many about us crazy instructional designers. Afterall, we ask a lot of them.
  • ECONTENT  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
    [Providers] Nexus 10 Test: Follow Up Review
    It not only provides for many sorts, including alpha, but also allows any album to be hidden. I've had my Nexus 10 for one month and I'm still happy with my decision to forgo the iPad and pick Google. For those of you who read my earlier review , you may remember my lamenting one app which I would really miss from the iPad, the USA Today. Well, that problem has been solved! Last weekend, a new app was released by Gannett which has optimized their paper for the Nexus 10! I am now happy. Here are a couple of screenshots. Click to maximize any image. USA Today. QuickPic.   --.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
    [Providers] ISTE 2013 Presenter Profile: Graham Johnson
    also use the Samson Go microphone which provides crisp audio and is nice and small if I need to take it on the road. We’re SO excited for ISTE 2013 ! The TechSmith Education team will be heading down to San Antonio this year for the Annual Conference and Exposition, and we’re eager to hang out with all of our presenter pals at our booth. The four day conference begins on June 23rd and ends on June 26th, focusing on advancing and improving education through the use of technology. Not surprisingly, the whole concept is something that we’re thrilled to be involved in.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2009
    [Providers] Remote Collaboration
    Real-time Screen Sharing Again, same caveat - lots of great tools that provide screen sharing. A few starting points: Adobe Connect Now - free online meetings for up to three people. My primary interest here are the methods and tools that allow us to work better as part of remote work teams. In other words - How do we collaborate together in remote work teams to be as effective or even more effective than a team that works down the hall? Let me admit that I'm likely in over my head when talking about methods and tools for collaboration. as well as knowing about tools and methods.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010
    [Providers] Fortune 1000 (Covance) Training Manager: How Web 2.0 Can Rescue Lumbering Organizations (Interview)
    There remains real value in learning and development organizations.  L&D (Learning & Development) organizations provide the framework for robust learning offerings and often focus on leadership development among other disciplines. Jesse Theiler is a Senior Manager of Technical Training for Covance, Inc. where he leads a global team of technical training professionals.  In addition, he is a Six Sigma Green Belt, an ASTD member, a DDI certified facilitator, a formal mentor and an amateur triathlete. You can contact Jesse directly through LinkedIn. Q. Adding Web 2.0
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2009
    [Providers] …and the ‘Blogger of the Week’ award from E-Learning Planet goes to…
    My view is that the contribution provided by blogosphere contributors like E-Learning Planet, Jane Hart (with E-Learning Pick of the Day , Top 100 Tools for Learning , 100 Featured Learning Professionals and many more), and Tony Karrer’s eLearning Learning mean that the rest of us have a wide and deep set of highly useful learning-related resources and contacts at our disposal. I just received an e-mail from the discerning people over at E- Learning Planet notifying me that I'm their Blogger of the Previous Week for my ongoing series of posts on Podcasting for E-Learning. And an airport.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Providers] Is Inside Sales Training More Important Than Field Sales Training?
    Unfortunately their customers needed and wanted experienced, live people representing alternatives from different providers. In today’s challenging selling environment, people and resources typically regarded as inside sales are driving a higher proportion of bottom-line sales results. To stay competitive, sales managers must improve training for inside sales representatives. This is because the methods, operations and aptitudes of inside sales professionals are increasingly driving sales productivity. Today, inside sales representatives do more than find leads for others to pursue.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011
    [Providers] Pushing the Acceleration Pedal on Business Results: Have you had an alignment recently.you know, between your business and leadership development strategies?
    To connect these dots, develop a leadership competency model that provides a coherent, unifying framework for the leadership behaviors that support your organization’s values and business strategy. ?. 2. In the wake of a worldwide financial meltdown and subsequent reductions to leadership ranks in many organizations across the globe, companies’ top leaders are more concerned than ever about keeping and growing their remaining best talent. 4-Step Roadmap to an Effective Leadership Development Strategy. Align leadership development to company values and business goals.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014
    [Providers] Applying Gamification to e-Learning
    Today’s entry provides two interpretations of the term and lists multiple ways that you can apply gaming techniques to your e-Learning courses and training. <strong>Definition 1:</strong> <a href=”[link] Gamification Blog</a> sees gamification in its most literal sense: using games to teach materials to learners. Your first instinct may be to associate this word with adding interactive games to e-Learning courses. Like you, we were curious to learn more about gamification and see how it can be used in an e-Learning context.
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
    [Providers] New eLearning Guild Industry Survey
    The complete survey includes five sections — each focusing on a different category of tools: Rapid e-Learning Tools Courseware Authoring / e-Learning Development Tools Simulation Tools Media Tools Combining & Deploying Authoring Tools To ensure that this report provides you with accurate and up-to-date information, would like all members to complete and/or update their Authoring and Development Tools Survey by Monday, September 14th 2009. The eLearning Guild are producing a new Guild Research Report on the subject of ‘e-Learning Authoring and Development Tools.’
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015
    [Providers] The Roots of Becoming a More Effective Leader
    Jack Welch his “breakfast with Jack” opportunities and they were legendary across General Electric as it provided both the employees and Jack an opportunity to learn from one another. The becoming attributes provide the nutrients and foundation that help one to grow and to reach new heights, like General Sherman. If I had my way, any face-to-face leadership development program on the planet would first start with the facilitator showing a picture of General Sherman. We’ll return to this metaphor in a minute. But first, let’s look at a few data points. Improve succession planning.
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