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  • LEARNING ROCKS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014
    [Providers] When social is a taxing problem
    In this respect we''re quite lucky; with our current performance and learning management suite provider we have access to an advanced, mature enterprise social network (ESN) platform that is integrated with current user profiles. 'One of the projects I''ve been keen to push on with my current employer is extending our elearning provision beyond the isolated horrors of the self-study elearning "course" to more collaborative social opportunities. Extending access to new users is simply a process of adding that permission to their profile and they are in. So far, so good. social learning
  • ELEARNING CHEF  |  TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014
    [Providers] ADA/508/504 and Video Accessibility
    receives federal subsidy, which can include web content provided by educational institutions and government agencies. Providing captions and transcripts with your video not only increases accessibility but can help the overall efficacy and engagement of your video content for everyone. The Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA , 1990) covers federal, state, and local jurisdictions, and applies to a wide range of domains, including employment, public entities, telecommunications, and places of public accommodation. 508/Accessibility Academics Multimedia
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Providers] Is Saba Coming Back?
    They work with nearly every content provider. 'Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have some of the most complex and difficult large global customers. As with all pioneers, Saba had many challenges.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] Wiley Acquires CrossKnowledge: New Player in Corporate Learning
    Over the last several years Wiley acquired Inscape (DISC assessment products), Profiles International (prehire and team assessments), Deltak (learning management system and student relationship platform for the education industry), and now CrossKnowledge , a fast-growing provider of corporate e-learning, LMS, and content management solutions. CrossKnowledge, unlike other LMS providers in the market, is a solid e-learning development company. 'Most of us know John Wiley and Sons. as a book publisher. Well surprise: the company is much more. All rights reserved
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Providers] The Impact of IMPACT
    The working session provided a comfortable forum for participants to share and learn from each other. 'With Bersin’s seventh annual IMPACT conference officially in the books and planning for the next already beginning, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the experience. While heralded as the “best-ever IMPACT” by Josh Bersin, the conference this year was particularly exciting for me as it was the first time I attended as a Bersin Analyst. Surrounded by amazing people, interesting conversations, and picturesque ocean views, IMPACT made quite an impact on me.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Providers] Update on Technology: Review from Analyst Days
    The four solution providers are very different in their product sets, their marketing messages and their targeted audiences. key metric for any HR provider expanding into integrated talent management is the attachment rate – how many added modules of HCM functionality are sold to those initial purchasers. All numbers herein are as reported by the providers to analysts at their respective events. 'Tis the season -- of analyst briefings: those events in which companies strut their stuff, as it were, before the industry analyst community. What taught my eye was TIM!
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Providers] Workday Recruiting: Will It Disrupt The Talent Acquisition Software Market?
    By looking at talent acquisition as a process which is both an external and internal one (internal talent mobility is a critical part of recruiting), Workday has built a platform that addresses the entire talent lifecycle, integrated with Workday’s core HR application to provide a rich set of functionality for all stakeholders in the process. number of complementary partnerships are in place, including providers of background checking, video interviewing (Workday integrates HireVue), and job boards, demonstrating the completeness of Workday’s approach. Enter Workday.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Markets in the Middle: Getting to the Heart of Mid-market Enterprises
    Recognizing that its commitments to its mid-market customers may have initially exceeded its ability to deliver “as promised,” Chicago-based SilkRoad, a provider of core HR and integrated talent management applications, is going back to the drawing board. It is not uncommon for young software companies to outsell their capacity to provide the support and services their mid-market customers require, but it is unfortunate when it happens. Human capital management solution providers are increasingly recognizing the value of excellent service and support.
  • 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. is the #3 top TA performance driver.
  • THE KNOWLEDGE SUPPLY CHAIN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Providers] Rich Media PDFs
    The procedure provides the accurate details for the task, while the videos provide situational context and a sense of the flow of the transaction. 'You’ve seen multimedia that you would love to use in corporate communication. Unfortunately, the corporate IT department is very security-conscious. They resist installing a new server or web application inside the firewall, and they forbid putting corporate information on outside hosts. They ‘encourage’ everyone use the company’s secure document management system (.e.g., Is video out of the question? iPOV’s Rich Media PDF. Video
  • THE KNOWLEDGE SUPPLY CHAIN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Providers] Resource Management
    Develop a project-specific staffing strategy Review, consult, and edit job postings Review provider profiles and make recommendations for a short list Teach techniques like the “all-star”, “pro” and “draft pick” classification etc. everything in Bronze)D Participate in provider job interviews Make ongoing team structure and restructure recommendations Train providers to follow project standards and use standard tools etc. 'Deeperpoint can help you navigate the unfamiliar waters of global freelancer hiring. Silver.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014
    [Providers] Friday Spotlight: This is OptumInsight!
    But with such a diverse workforce, many OptumInsight employees were unaware of all the markets the organization serves, or how it provides solutions to these various markets. A variety of sleek, vibrant, media types provide a fun, dynamic, and compelling welcome to the company, culminating with the OptumInsight challenge. 'OptumInsight is driven by the philosophy that information and technology are the keys to transform the healthcare industry and improve people’s lives. To see more, contact Enspire today for a demo of  This is OptumInsight ! appeared first on Enspire.
  • THE LEARNING DISPATCH  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Providers] Excel Tip: Formatting a Table
    'Microsoft Office Excel 2010 provides numerous predefined table styles (or quick styles) that you can use to quickly format a table. If the predefined table styles don''t meet your needs, you can create and apply a custom table style. Although you can delete only a custom table style, you can remove any table style so that it is no longer applied to the data. Choose a table style when you create a table: On the worksheet, select a range of cells that you want to quickly format as a table. On the Home tab in the Styles group, click Format as Table. Before formatting has been applied.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Oracle HCM World Revolves Around The Cloud
    And, an advantage to its customers, the analytics are included at no additional charge with each application – not a bolt-on on the side, bearing extra cost, as some other solution providers do. 'Oracle has launched Oracle HCM World, a new event for HCM professionals that gathered approximately 1500 customers and prospects together to focus on the business that is HR. Harkening back to the Taleo World conferences a bit, the conference attracted leaders in all areas of human capital management. The conference as a whole was excellent. Here’s our take for you, our members: 1.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Providers] Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect
    Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly. Just like you have an IT architecture which provides standards, common platforms, and a constrained environment for IT in general, you also need one for learning. 'The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Yes, this is a very complicated problem. " Need for a Learning Architecture.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Providers] Is Saba Coming Back?
    They work with nearly every content provider. 'Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have some of the most complex and difficult large global customers. As with all pioneers, Saba had many challenges.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] Wiley Acquires CrossKnowledge: New Player in Corporate Learning
    Over the last several years Wiley acquired Inscape (DISC assessment products), Profiles International (prehire and team assessments), Deltak (learning management system and student relationship platform for the education industry), and now CrossKnowledge , a fast-growing provider of corporate e-learning, LMS, and content management solutions. CrossKnowledge, unlike other LMS providers in the market, is a solid e-learning development company. 'Most of us know John Wiley and Sons. as a book publisher. Well surprise: the company is much more. All rights reserved
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Providers] The Impact of IMPACT
    The working session provided a comfortable forum for participants to share and learn from each other. 'With Bersin’s seventh annual IMPACT conference officially in the books and planning for the next already beginning, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the experience. While heralded as the “best-ever IMPACT” by Josh Bersin, the conference this year was particularly exciting for me as it was the first time I attended as a Bersin Analyst. Surrounded by amazing people, interesting conversations, and picturesque ocean views, IMPACT made quite an impact on me.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Providers] Update on Technology: Review from Analyst Days
    The four solution providers are very different in their product sets, their marketing messages and their targeted audiences. key metric for any HR provider expanding into integrated talent management is the attachment rate – how many added modules of HCM functionality are sold to those initial purchasers. All numbers herein are as reported by the providers to analysts at their respective events. 'Tis the season -- of analyst briefings: those events in which companies strut their stuff, as it were, before the industry analyst community. What taught my eye was TIM!
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Markets in the Middle: Getting to the Heart of Mid-market Enterprises
    Recognizing that its commitments to its mid-market customers may have initially exceeded its ability to deliver “as promised,” Chicago-based SilkRoad, a provider of core HR and integrated talent management applications, is going back to the drawing board. It is not uncommon for young software companies to outsell their capacity to provide the support and services their mid-market customers require, but it is unfortunate when it happens. Human capital management solution providers are increasingly recognizing the value of excellent service and support.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
    [Providers] New Event - How to transform learning
    It will also provide an opportunity to introduce you to the new LTG company and will give you the chance to interact with some of the industry’s leading experts in learning, consulting and educational games. 'Do you need practical answers for a world demanding innovation? Join Towards Maturity and LTG’s new learning technologies firm on 18th July at One Drummond Gate in London to discover how you can transform your learning to meet today’s business challenges. Contributors will include Piers Lea, Imogen Casebourne, Andrew Joly and Paul Canty.
  • AARON SILVERS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Providers] The Turn
    Make no mistake, though — this is where the ordinary service you’ve provided to your organization can become something vital and extraordinary. '“Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called “The Pledge” The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course… it probably isn’t. You don’t really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn’t clap yet. Silvers.
  • EASYGENERATOR  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Providers] Easygenerator is looking for an online marketing intern
    Easygenerator provides cloud-based eLearning authoring software. 'Easygenerator is a young, rapidly growing Internet business. It enables instructional designers and subject matter experts to create learning materials with a high learning impact. The software is used by over 5,000 users in more than 120 countries, in corporations, not-for-profits, government agencies, and educational institutions. What do we offer? An exciting internship in a high growth company. You will be a critical part of the team with your own assigned tasks and responsibilities. What are you going to do?
  • EASYGENERATOR  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Providers] Improved adaptive courses with easygenerator’s Plus edition
    It will provide the learner with an at-a-glance view of the course, including location in the course and what additional pages and activities the learner must complete to reach their identified goal. The presentation below shows the template set-up and provides brief explanations of how to use it. 'Easygenerator and its partner, Inbrain, together have collaborated to create a completely new adaptive master page (template) for the Windows based Plus Edition of easygenerator. The best way to understand this new template and its approach is to see it.
  • EASYGENERATOR  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Providers] Creating eLearning Content around Learning Objectives with Simple and User-friendly Authoring Tools
    Figure 2 provides detailed information about the individual steps in the authoring process. Despite the value and advantages Tin Can provides, 56% of survey respondents have no familiarity with the Tin Can technology. 'The research was conducted and analyzed by our marketing colleague Rayna Topalska. In March 2014, easygenerator conducted a survey to identify trends in the eLearning arena. Research results indicated how eLearning professionals perceive the latest developments in the field, what challenges they face and what demands and requirements they have. eLearning Trends.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
    [Providers] New Strategic Partnership: Towards Maturity & CIPD collaborate to drive L&D innovation
    For the last 10 years, the Towards Maturity Benchmark Study has provided independent evidence to help L&D professionals modernise their learning strategy in order to deliver those results faster. Towards Maturity is a benchmarking research company that provides independent expert advice and support to help organisations use learning technologies to accelerate business performance. 'CIPD and Towards Maturity join forces to use thought leadership and research to drive practice and innovation in L&D. There is much good and even great practice in learning and development.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
    [Providers] What are people saying about the Towards Maturity Benchmark?
    The personalised report we receive each year has helped us refine our approach to modernising learning in the council and provided practical actions that really increased engagement and saved us time." The personalised report provides us with a really useful indicator to help plan for the year ahead - and longer term. The Towards Maturity Model has provided us with a practical framework on which to base our Learning and Development strategy, helping us to focus on supporting the strategic priorities of our business. won''t make that mistake again!"
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
    [Providers] A New Partnership: Towards Maturity & CIPD's Collaboration Plan
    For the last 10 years, the Towards Maturity Benchmark Study has provided independent evidence to help L&D professionals modernise their learning strategy in order to deliver those results faster. Towards Maturity is a benchmarking research company that provides independent expert advice and support to help organisations use learning technologies to accelerate business performance. 'CIPD and Towards Maturity join forces to use thought leadership and research to drive practice and innovation in L&D. There is much good and even great practice in learning and development.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014
    [Providers] Towards Maturity collaborates with CIPD for the launch of the 2014 Benchmark Study
    The study which researches effective L&D practices first started in 2003 and since then Towards Maturity has analysed data from more than 2,900 organisations and 13,000 learners around the globe to continually provide independent evidence to L&D leaders looking to make better strategic decisions. Participation in the study provides L&D leaders with the chance to review their current learning strategy against the consolidated practices of top performing learning organisations.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Providers] Tayloring it - Untitled Article
    For those people who were unable to access the books, a selection of online resources were also provided to help ‘plug the gap’ I’ve bookmarked those resources in case you’d like to view them. 'If you read my last post in this #GoogleMedia series, you’ll know that I’ve recently started a MOOC entitled Understanding Media by Understanding Google. We’ve just come to the end of Week so I thought it would be a logical time to post my reflections from the past week. Topics covered. Random fact. Coursera/MOOC design observation. Synergies with L&D.
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014
    [Providers] Protecting Your Sales Training Investment With mLearning Solutions
    The mLevel highway does provide: Highly interactive and engaging reinforcement training. Tracking and analytics dashboards that provide real-time metrics on activity, engagement, performance increase, and potential skill gaps. 'A rapidly increasing number of organizations are protecting their sales training investment using a solution that is remarkably effective in improving the retention of core learning programs, as well as other knowledge deemed “critical” by their leadership. It is called mLevel (for “mastery” level). Development time. Deployment time.
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014
    [Providers] Training Reinforcement Deployed via Mobile Device
    These provide foundational knowledge that is then anchored by the game-based learning activities that follow in that mission. The platform provides comprehensive real-time analytics to your organization on several key dimensions of learning by your salespeople, including: Learner & Organizational Performance Content Analytics Mission and game statistics Item-based statistics Duration, game plays, game completions Attribute-based statistics Organizational and team scores Knowledge gaps Leaderboard summaries ​ The analytics data can be ported back into your LMS. Game On!
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Providers] Conference Spotlight: Online Educa Berlin
    In these creative discussions, BE provides a great environment to collaborate and work with colleagues and experts around the world. '5 industry ''gurus'' explain why corporate L&D leaders shouldn''t miss Online Educa Berlin! ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN (OEB) is one of the largest global conferences on technology-supported learning, and yet, most L&D professionals haven’t heard of it, despite its focus on corporate L&D issues that are addressed through its Business Educa programme. This is the place to explore the future of learning in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Providers] 5 items re: robotics
    “Cameras provide very rich information about the world, and we know from our own experience that our eyes, which are just cameras, provide the information we need to perform complex tasks like driving cars or picking up objects. 'New centre will give robots the gift of sight – from Queensland University of Technology; 18 March 2014. Excerpt: “Society is on the cusp of a revolution in robotics in which personal robots will become an everyday fact of life. US Army to test robots that “think – look – move – talk – work” – from robohub.org by Colin Lewis.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014
    [Providers] Ed reform: Is poverty the elephant in the room? [Gross]
    Dale Russakoff writes that the city is still struggling to provide an equal and adequate education for its youth despite consultant-heavy reform and a $100 million donation from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. 'Ed reform: Is poverty the elephant in the room? — from educationdive.com by Allie Gross. Excerpt /Dive Brief: On the eve of this weekend’s 60th anniversary of Brown v. Acccording to Russakoff, the reform movement is missing community engagement, as he claims the top-down approach lacks “an understanding of the contours of poverty and racism in America.”
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [Providers] Towards Maturity Ambassador Programme Welcomes Saba
    'Global Provider of Learning and Talent Management Solutions Saba Joins Towards Maturity’s growing Ambassador programme London : Saba (OTCPink: SABA), a global leader in intelligent cloud solutions for learning and talent management, today announced that it has joined the Towards Maturity Ambassador Program. ’ The Benchmark is unique in that provides its participants with personalised benchmark reports to help improve the impact of a technology enabled learning strategy in their own organisation. For more information, please visit www.saba.com.
  • PROPROFS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [Providers] Automate Student Registration to Courses or Groups Using Secret Join Codes
    Instead of manually adding learners to the correct groups instructors can simply provide learners with group join codes. 'A while back we released the self-registration feature , which allowed instructors to automate the registry of learners to a course, quiz or group. Taking this a step further, we have introduced “join codes” using which instructors can allow learners to instantly self-register to one or more groups. This helps learners to easily self-register to their correct groups, while saving instructors tons of time and effort. Why use join codes? Updates
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Providers] LearningNow - How to make your learning effectve, efficient and engaging
    As a result of crowdsourcing on the day, we are able to provide hints and tips for: How to align learning more effectively How to personalise the learning experience How to design to engage How to support the transfer of learning How to deliver more efficiency How to engage learners Case studies from PwC, Civil Service Learning and BA were also included. 'Towards Maturity and our founding Ambassador Epic co-hosted our fourth LearningNow event on 2nd April 2014 to examine how to make learning effective, efficient and engaging.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] Marriages made in Software Heaven
    The talent suite itself embeds both analytics and social collaboration in each talent area: talent acquisition and talent optimization, and includes the broad assessment capabilities provided by Kenexa. The end result may prove significant in providing a means for HR professionals to evaluate large amounts of data (dare we say “big” data) to determine the traits, skills and experiences of employees that correlate with their top performers on the job, their best retained new hires, and their most engaged workers. Will IBM bring new innovations to the software set?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Oracle HCM World Revolves Around The Cloud
    And, an advantage to its customers, the analytics are included at no additional charge with each application – not a bolt-on on the side, bearing extra cost, as some other solution providers do. 'Oracle has launched Oracle HCM World, a new event for HCM professionals that gathered approximately 1500 customers and prospects together to focus on the business that is HR. Harkening back to the Taleo World conferences a bit, the conference attracted leaders in all areas of human capital management. The conference as a whole was excellent. Here’s our take for you, our members: 1.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Providers] Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect
    Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly. Just like you have an IT architecture which provides standards, common platforms, and a constrained environment for IT in general, you also need one for learning. 'The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Yes, this is a very complicated problem. " Need for a Learning Architecture.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Providers] Is Saba Coming Back?
    They work with nearly every content provider. 'Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have some of the most complex and difficult large global customers. As with all pioneers, Saba had many challenges.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] Wiley Acquires CrossKnowledge: New Player in Corporate Learning
    Over the last several years Wiley acquired Inscape (DISC assessment products), Profiles International (prehire and team assessments), Deltak (learning management system and student relationship platform for the education industry), and now CrossKnowledge , a fast-growing provider of corporate e-learning, LMS, and content management solutions. CrossKnowledge, unlike other LMS providers in the market, is a solid e-learning development company. 'Most of us know John Wiley and Sons. as a book publisher. Well surprise: the company is much more. All rights reserved
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Providers] The Impact of IMPACT
    The working session provided a comfortable forum for participants to share and learn from each other. 'With Bersin’s seventh annual IMPACT conference officially in the books and planning for the next already beginning, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the experience. While heralded as the “best-ever IMPACT” by Josh Bersin, the conference this year was particularly exciting for me as it was the first time I attended as a Bersin Analyst. Surrounded by amazing people, interesting conversations, and picturesque ocean views, IMPACT made quite an impact on me.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Providers] The Learner’s Journey: A Process For Helping People Learn To Change
    The goal of this article is to explain that connection and in the process provide a way to better understand how people learn as well as change. This model can help provide a clearer example of how change happens in the real world. The organization prepares to launch the change initiative and provides any necessary training and guidance. Whether the employee is right or wrong, it’s important to provide them a better story to for them to tell, one where they can be the hero instead of the victim. The point of learning anything is to cause a change of behavior. Mentor.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014
    [Providers] Press Release - New Towards Maturity study spotlight’s innovative learning in the charity sector
    • Download a free infographic About Towards Maturity Towards Maturity is a benchmarking research company that provides independent expert advice and support to help organisations use learning technologies to accelerate business performance. 'Independent research by Towards Maturity launched at the CIPD L&D Show reveals that when it comes to innovative learning, charities are championing the use of learning technologies, often beating their corporate and public sector counterparts in the benefits they’re reaping. Download the full report at the bottom of this page.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013
    [Providers] Blending MOOC on Public Speaking at JLT Group
    'JLT Group is one of the world’s largest providers of insurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services including an office of over 850 employees in Mumbai, India. Massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web. It has caught on with web learners across the globe and convenience is the highest rated aspect of the MOOC experience. thought this video explains MOOC in a simplistic fashion – What is a MOOC ? This video explains MOOCs – What is a MOOC ? Background.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
    [Providers] Building Communities – The Slope of Enlightenment
    The trigger points could be anything that is going to change something and that provides the opportunity to do something differently, for the purpose of this blog let’s focus on social technologies and the opportunities they provide for collaboration and learning. 'In my last blog alter egos I started to share some personal traits and experiences that led me in to the world of developing communities to support learning. It wasn’t an overnight thing and it’s still very much work in progress and I’m learning each day. lurked……and I lurked. Then it happened…. Nothing.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
    [Providers] MOOCs for Employee Learning – Practitioners View – Online Forum
    This online webinar presents the work done so far and provides direction for Learning/HR who are considering including MOOCs as an employee development. 'Watch Recording  . Currently there is limited discussion on the use of MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) for organisational or employee learning. Given that MOOCs are being dubbed a game changer in the academic world, Learning Café did some thinking and made this call : MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) can be a mainstream employee learning option. How NBNCo plans to incorporate MOOCs in their learning strategy and processes.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
    [Providers] MOOCs for Employee Learning – The Mechanics – Online Forum
    Sunder Ramachandran is currently a Senior Training Manager with JLT Group , one of the world’s largest providers of insurance and employee benefits related advice. 'Thursday, November 7, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEST (Sydney). www1.gotomeeting.com/register/419751728. In the second online discussion we look at the”how” of using MOOCs (Massively Online Open Courses) and its variants for employee learning. An experienced panel talks about the logistics of deploying MOOCs in the organisational context. Disrupting Workplace Learning ? – Dr Geoff Sharrock.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
    [Providers] The discussion – The Mechanics of MOOCs for Employee Learning
    ” From One-to-one to Many-to-many: Powering peer learning in open learning environments “ Michelle has some suggestions of possible links to find MOOCs: MOOCS Provider Directory. 'The online discussion on the Mechanics of MOOCs for Employee Learning was attended by over 50 Learning professionals. One of the interesting components of webinar was discussion this scenario: Lauren, the head of a business unit, is a recent enthusiast for MOOCs having completed one on construction engineering. What do you think of this situation as a Learning Professional ? Expand curriculum.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014
    [Providers] Sydney UnConference 2014 Feedback
    Please provide healthier options for morning & afternoon tea (at least a bowl of fruit). '90 experienced learning and development professions descended on the Australian Technology Park for the 3rd Learning Cafe UnConference to discuss and share thoughts on some of the big issues and trends in the L&D profession. The participants came from a cross section of organisations and industries. Here is the analysis of the feedback from Feedback from 32 UnConference participants. One aspect to keep in mind is that the UnConference is designed to be an omnibus of themes. out of 5.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] Drinking from the Talent Acquisition Fire Hose
    To explain how I got here from there, I’ll provide a brief professional biography: I’ve spent the last 20 years in consulting in various roles, from direct client service helping organizations with their talent-related challenges to managing complex internal transformations. Similarly, the global talent acquisition solution and service provider landscape is vast and navigating the acronym and funky title soup might feel like traversing the “Wild, Wild West.” 'Hi, my name is Robin and I’m trying to understand the complexity of Talent Acquisition.
  • 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.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] Technology Projections for 2014: The Crystal Ball for the Year Ahead
    'Technical providers in the HR/talent space have one thing in common: they never stand still. Increasingly, solution providers are developing for mobile first. One could predict that providers of HRIS software and its underlying platforms will also be forthcoming with documented means for easing third party and customer integration of the talent-related applications – better tying together on-premise, on-premise-to-Cloud, and Cloud-to-Cloud applications. What might you expect in the year ahead? The likely result? Better application integration. Remember silos?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Providers] Human Resources, Learning, and Leadership: Our Ten Predictions for 2014
    This means you, as an employer, need to provide internal talent mobility and career growth in your own organization. '2014 will be an exciting and challenging year for HR, learning, and talent professionals. Download our 66 page Predictions Report here.). Global economic growth will create a new level of competition for people. HR organizations will shift their focus from cost reduction to retention and engagement. Technology will continue to make the world a smaller place, forcing companies to improve their employment brand in every possible way. Data will become a new currency.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] Marriages made in Software Heaven
    The talent suite itself embeds both analytics and social collaboration in each talent area: talent acquisition and talent optimization, and includes the broad assessment capabilities provided by Kenexa. The end result may prove significant in providing a means for HR professionals to evaluate large amounts of data (dare we say “big” data) to determine the traits, skills and experiences of employees that correlate with their top performers on the job, their best retained new hires, and their most engaged workers. Will IBM bring new innovations to the software set?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Oracle HCM World Revolves Around The Cloud
    And, an advantage to its customers, the analytics are included at no additional charge with each application – not a bolt-on on the side, bearing extra cost, as some other solution providers do. 'Oracle has launched Oracle HCM World, a new event for HCM professionals that gathered approximately 1500 customers and prospects together to focus on the business that is HR. Harkening back to the Taleo World conferences a bit, the conference attracted leaders in all areas of human capital management. The conference as a whole was excellent. Here’s our take for you, our members: 1.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Providers] Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect
    Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly. Just like you have an IT architecture which provides standards, common platforms, and a constrained environment for IT in general, you also need one for learning. 'The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Yes, this is a very complicated problem. " Need for a Learning Architecture.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Providers] The Five Elements Of A 'Simply Irresistible' Organization
    These benefits are fairly inexpensive to provide and they give people the freedom to work as they want to work. Here we see companies providing bus service to work, free dry cleaning delivery, personalized workstations, unlimited vacation, and health and gym facilities on campus. 'New Deloitte Global Human Capital Research shows that organizations today must work hard to create a meaningful, humanistic work environment to drive engagement, performance, and a magnetic attraction in the market. And this is good business. But there’s more. Do business leaders understand this?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Providers] Is Saba Coming Back?
    They work with nearly every content provider. 'Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have some of the most complex and difficult large global customers. As with all pioneers, Saba had many challenges.
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Providers] Thoughts on Soap Bubbles and Learning
    Eugene made the point that in the same way, when learning, it''s important to get that feedback to provide those markers that you''re actually moving along. Thanks Eugene for providing me anyway, with a much clearer way to think about the soap bubble layer 'To begin, if you''re not reading/following Eugene Eric Kim, you should. Really. On Twitter he is @eekim and you can find his blog here: [link]. Now a couple weeks ago, Eugene wrote a post called " THE KEY TO EFFECTIVE LEARNING? SOAP BUBBLES! They need those markers. . So let''s look larger though.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning: Is Right-Clicking Right?
      Lastly, if you are required to provide 508 compliant eLearning for learners with disabilities, right-clicking isn't supported at all. 'by Kevin Siegel      Most computer programs offer multiple ways to accomplish any one task. For instance, in Microsoft Word you can make a selected word bold using a menu, a toolbar button, pressing a keyboard shortcut, or by right-clicking the text. If you're responsible for creating a software simulation that teaches a learner how to make Word text bold, which of the commands are you going to simulate? Do you use it?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] Technology Projections for 2014: The Crystal Ball for the Year Ahead
    'Technical providers in the HR/talent space have one thing in common: they never stand still. Increasingly, solution providers are developing for mobile first. One could predict that providers of HRIS software and its underlying platforms will also be forthcoming with documented means for easing third party and customer integration of the talent-related applications – better tying together on-premise, on-premise-to-Cloud, and Cloud-to-Cloud applications. What might you expect in the year ahead? The likely result? Better application integration. Remember silos?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Providers] Human Resources, Learning, and Leadership: Our Ten Predictions for 2014
    This means you, as an employer, need to provide internal talent mobility and career growth in your own organization. '2014 will be an exciting and challenging year for HR, learning, and talent professionals. Download our 66 page Predictions Report here.). Global economic growth will create a new level of competition for people. HR organizations will shift their focus from cost reduction to retention and engagement. Technology will continue to make the world a smaller place, forcing companies to improve their employment brand in every possible way. Data will become a new currency.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] Marriages made in Software Heaven
    The talent suite itself embeds both analytics and social collaboration in each talent area: talent acquisition and talent optimization, and includes the broad assessment capabilities provided by Kenexa. The end result may prove significant in providing a means for HR professionals to evaluate large amounts of data (dare we say “big” data) to determine the traits, skills and experiences of employees that correlate with their top performers on the job, their best retained new hires, and their most engaged workers. Will IBM bring new innovations to the software set?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Oracle HCM World Revolves Around The Cloud
    And, an advantage to its customers, the analytics are included at no additional charge with each application – not a bolt-on on the side, bearing extra cost, as some other solution providers do. 'Oracle has launched Oracle HCM World, a new event for HCM professionals that gathered approximately 1500 customers and prospects together to focus on the business that is HR. Harkening back to the Taleo World conferences a bit, the conference attracted leaders in all areas of human capital management. The conference as a whole was excellent. Here’s our take for you, our members: 1.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Providers] Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect
    Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly. Just like you have an IT architecture which provides standards, common platforms, and a constrained environment for IT in general, you also need one for learning. 'The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Yes, this is a very complicated problem. " Need for a Learning Architecture.
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
    [Providers] Continuous Learning for L&D Professionals
    It provides a great opportunity to network with colleagues, learn about trends, and expand your knowledge base. 'We’re all doing more with less nowadays, and sometimes we forget to take care of our own professional development. smarter strategy is to weave our professional development into our daily routines as much as possible. Here are some ideas on how to make personal learning a habit. Join Professional Associations. Becoming an active member in a professional organization offers many advantages. Obtain Professional Certification. Attend Conferences. 30-Oct. 23-25.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] Drinking from the Talent Acquisition Fire Hose
    To explain how I got here from there, I’ll provide a brief professional biography: I’ve spent the last 20 years in consulting in various roles, from direct client service helping organizations with their talent-related challenges to managing complex internal transformations. Similarly, the global talent acquisition solution and service provider landscape is vast and navigating the acronym and funky title soup might feel like traversing the “Wild, Wild West.” 'Hi, my name is Robin and I’m trying to understand the complexity of Talent Acquisition.
  • 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.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] Technology Projections for 2014: The Crystal Ball for the Year Ahead
    'Technical providers in the HR/talent space have one thing in common: they never stand still. Increasingly, solution providers are developing for mobile first. One could predict that providers of HRIS software and its underlying platforms will also be forthcoming with documented means for easing third party and customer integration of the talent-related applications – better tying together on-premise, on-premise-to-Cloud, and Cloud-to-Cloud applications. What might you expect in the year ahead? The likely result? Better application integration. Remember silos?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] Marriages made in Software Heaven
    The talent suite itself embeds both analytics and social collaboration in each talent area: talent acquisition and talent optimization, and includes the broad assessment capabilities provided by Kenexa. The end result may prove significant in providing a means for HR professionals to evaluate large amounts of data (dare we say “big” data) to determine the traits, skills and experiences of employees that correlate with their top performers on the job, their best retained new hires, and their most engaged workers. Will IBM bring new innovations to the software set?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Oracle HCM World Revolves Around The Cloud
    And, an advantage to its customers, the analytics are included at no additional charge with each application – not a bolt-on on the side, bearing extra cost, as some other solution providers do. 'Oracle has launched Oracle HCM World, a new event for HCM professionals that gathered approximately 1500 customers and prospects together to focus on the business that is HR. Harkening back to the Taleo World conferences a bit, the conference attracted leaders in all areas of human capital management. The conference as a whole was excellent. Here’s our take for you, our members: 1.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Providers] Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect
    Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly. Just like you have an IT architecture which provides standards, common platforms, and a constrained environment for IT in general, you also need one for learning. 'The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Yes, this is a very complicated problem. " Need for a Learning Architecture.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Providers] Well worth a Listen
    Not too surprising there was one case where the application of technology was seen as a means to leverage outcomes while at the same time providing opportunities to rationalise resources, as in teachers, mmm. 'Not quit a predication but the title of a really informative, thought provoking and even controversial short series of broadcasts from BBC4 Radio by Sarah Montague called My teacher is an App that investigate ‘The classroom of the Future’, ‘The University of the Future’ and ending with ‘An Education Revolution?’ now that one was a surprise that I was most certainly not expecting.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014
    [Providers] Towards Maturity's 19 tips for making the most of CIPD L&D Show 2014
    Learning Empowers Business Transformation for Healthcare Provider HC-One C – Acteon 14.30, 30th 6. 'The CIPD Learning and Development show is taking place in London Olympia on the 30th April – 1st May. We’ve been taking a look at the programme and have spotted a number of our friends and supporters who we always love to learn from! So if you are planning to go, here are what we believe will be the 19 ‘best bits’! On the 30th at 9.30am. Delivering Engaging E-Learning through Virtual Classroo m s with Niall Gavin (First Group) and Lisa Johnson (Barnardos).
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014
    [Providers] LearningNow - 25 tips for delivering Performance Support
    As a result of crowdsourcing on the day, we are able to provide hints and tips for: Letting go of control to enable collaboration (thanks to the wonderful Jane Hart!) 'Towards Maturity and Epic, one of our founding Ambassadors , have teamed up to bring you ‘LearningNow’ events where attendees are invited to explore and tackle key L&D issues of the day during an interactive and practical workshop. These events offer attendees the opportunity to connect, contribute and learn by aligning benchmark findings, workplace process and best practice.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
    [Providers] Using PPts Online & Dual-Coding Theory
    When PPt as a medium is used face-to-face there should be an expert there to provide the narration that guides the slides. By providing the learner instruction through separate channels, the brain is able to create and store separate representations of information. Using this method provides the learner the narration they need but unfortunately it is just more visual information. 'Daily I work with instructors who desire to use their face-to-face PowerPoint Presentations in their online classes. What about when PPt as an online medium? Didn’t their tuition pay for a class?
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011
    [Providers] How do you fight inert knowledge? Develop quality instruction…
    By providing the learner instruction through separate channels, the brain is able to create and store separate representations of information. 'It was brought up in the AECT/UGA ITForum  recently that it’s not how many facts anyone has in their long term memory that is important, instead it is the ability to [recall] them when needed. Last week, I mentioned when discussing “dual coding” that…. The more representations the faster and more likely it can be retrieved for use than being left to fall inert. Use being… to solve problems. Learn, practice, apply… USE.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
    [Providers] It always boils down to the evidence…
    Check out Education: Learning Styles Debunked on ScienceDaily (2009): Nearly all of the studies that purport to provide evidence for learning styles fail to satisfy key criteria for scientific validity. Of those that did, some provided evidence flatly contradictory to this meshing hypothesis, and the few findings in line with the meshing idea did not assess popular learning-style schemes. Without controlling the experiment and eliminating confounding variables then all your research is essentially doing is providing a narrative of what was done in a classroom, or a lab, etc.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [Providers] Getting and/or Redesigning Content
    Provide Course Examples. Depending on the situation this could be something that is created by the instructor or one that they are provided. The purpose of this tool is to: Provide Feedback. 'The following are some notes that I will use for a presentation that I am giving to my department about how, I as a designer, get or redesign content that I receive from instructors for their online courses. Each heading represents a different slide in the minimalist presentation of just headings and bullets. The explanations below will be verbally presented. Uniqueness. Push Contact.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012
    [Providers] Training Mojo: Stretching Your Training Dollar by Mixing Internal and External Tools and Programs
    If you need to purchase an LMS, providers will be more than willing to examine your set-up and make recommendations – and help you bring the system online in an expedited manner. Many outsourcers provide specific courses for specific industries in compliance, customer service, human resources, management, and leadership – you simply have to search for them. If you outsource the courses, your provider will probably update them for you as part of the cost of the training. Here are some ways to do that. What about your current programs? All Rights Reserved.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Providers] Adult Education vs. Corporate eLearning
    Many educational designers have concluded that the contextualization provided by simulations and animations result in more efficient and lasting knowledge transfer. Most adult educational programs might provide a deeper explanation and development of a courses material; however, the retention of the material and application of the skills are often inconsistent. To me, training programs do not provide learning; instead, these programs provide a structured training environment to assist in the learning. performance improvement). Much of it is information (e.g.,
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012
    [Providers] Top 10 Training Mistakes
    To avoid this problem, provide your students a general outline of what’s covered in training and what they are expected to learn. 'Being tasked with building or managing a training organization is a larger-than-life responsibility. Mistakes will happen – but here are the ten most common training mistakes and how to avoid them. Building and managing a training department is a difficult task. Mistakes can be made in many areas of training and development, but there are some common mistakes that you and your staff can avoid. Two: A lack of examples that illustrate the points.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012
    [Providers] Top 10 Training Metrics
    When training is under discussion, training managers should be the first to praise their instructors for delivering quality instruction in every course – and instructor evaluations provide the supporting evidence. 'Is it time for you to measure the effectiveness of your training programs? If you’re not sure where to start, these Top Ten Training Metrics can help. Measuring the effectiveness of training is a very difficult task, for stakeholders, training departments and end users. One: Increased retention. Two: Increased sales. Three: Increased operational efficiency.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012
    [Providers] Corporate Training Choices Explained
    With each of the following training systems, I have provided a brief explanation and a summary of the pros and cons for each. For me, a balanced mix of CBT and eLearning, along with webinars and class-room training, provide the highest return on staff training. 'There are many types of corporate training.  People often ask what type of training is best. While While on the surface, it may seem that there is a reasonable response, the program is more problematic.  Each type of training has inherent strengths and weaknesses.  Weaknesses: Inability to measure learning. cycle.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Providers] Simulation Training Solutions and Learning Approaches to Combat Acute Skills Gap
    It also provides an overview of the market for simulation-based training, including learning approaches, assessments of effectiveness, and operating and financial benefits to companies. is a world leader in real-time high-fidelity simulation, providing a wide range of simulation, training and engineering solutions to the energy and process industries. 'SYKESVILLE, Md., Mar 01, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — GSE Systems, Inc. “Statistics show that U.S. They also need to make sure that they retain those recruits over the long term. About GSE Systems, Inc. GSE Systems, Inc.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
    [Providers] Gamification in Relation to User Engagement
    In the real world, where goals are fuzzy and rules selectively applied, gamification provides clear goals and well-defined rules of play to ensure players feel empowered to achieve goals. Gamification provides many short-term, achievable goals to maintain engagement. By incorporating game-design elements into simulation it draws the player in and immerses them in the environment while providing a reward system for completing tasks or answering decision block questions correctly. SimCity allows for interaction through game play in the course of building a city.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
    [Providers] Developing Skills through Gamification
    You see gamification motivates user behavior, it provides experiential learning and perhaps most of all it makes an impact on learners. 'Developing skills and solving problems in a simulated environment. What is it about games that make it possible to feel like we can accomplish anything and be a master at it, how can this transfer over to real life? Games are compelling and can lead to behavioral manipulation without the player even knowing it. They have a way of draw users in and engaging them. Games enrich us with intrinsic rewards. Jane McGonigal, Reality is Broken. billion.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013
    [Providers] Rapid Elearning and MOOCs: Keeping Up with Change
    It was usually done by a team of programmers and instructional designers working with material provided by an SME. And like MOOCs, rapid elearning is evolving to provide a range of training solutions. Combining the MOOC format with rapid elearning provides a powerful tool for delivering content quickly to everyone all at once. 'Technology is changing at an exponential rate. Think just about the past year or so: mobile devices now outnumber people, online entertainment is rapidly eclipsing television watching, and you no longer have to leave your house to earn a degree.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
    [Providers] Gamification for Enterprises
    More and more education is increasingly being provided in online forms and thus classrooms are progressively more going ‘virtual’ as technologies can now mirror that of the classroom experience (whether this is from the perspective of a business or university platform). The gamified simulation training process is able to take the tools and skills that one must master and provide context and meaning in a replicated ‘real world’ scenario that adds much more interaction than that of the boring pen and paper based lecture type  of teaching methods that may now seem ‘old school’ to some.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Providers] This is your Brain on Games
    The myth that all games are bad for you has now been dispelled; rather they provide a wide range of benefits. 'This is your Brain on Games - The science behind gaming that proves gamification and simulation make sense. Computer and video gaming… It’s a $25 billion dollar entertainment business per year which in 2010 sold over 257 million video and computer games. While the first commercial video game hit the market over 40 years ago, the game industry has grown immensely in the past two decades. Surprisingly, gamers are willing to fail 80 percent of the time. Jane McGonigal.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Providers] MOOCs to Create and Enhance Corporate Culture
    MOOCs provide many opportunities for employees to identify, observe, and interact with their peers, thus building their own cultural learning networks. Since MOOCs make nearly every aspect of the learning experience trackable , they provide myriad opportunities to observe the current culture in different departments or the organization as a whole. Also, by monitoring the various activities within a MOOC, trainers can observe employees’ interactions and provide feedback and support when needed to ensure that the actual culture aligns with the desired one.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] Anatomy of a Game: Grand Theft Auto V
    In some ways, the online world feels less rich, as some of the single-player activities are not available, but the dynamism that other (very) unpredictable players provide definitely helps to fill that gap. Feel free to provide your thoughts in the comments! 'Hello, everyone. Like the proverbial bad penny, I’m back with another “Anatomy of a Game.” Last time, I talked about indie breakout Minecraft. This time, I’m going to pivot 180 degrees and talk about multimillion dollar colossus Grand Theft Auto V, which released recently on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. The game is big. Right.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Providers] Two for Tuesday: Mobile Benchmark and Data Visualization
    2) The Art of Data Visualization is a short video that provides an overview of… well… the art of data visualization. '1) This Adobe publication outlines the current state of mobile. The most surprising bit: “In just three years, tablets have overtaken smartphones in the amount of traffic they drive.” ” More people are using tablets than smartphones to browse the web, watch videos, read magazines, and read books. The video’s interviews with Tufte and others are interesting, but the data viz examples are the highlights of the video.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014
    [Providers] It’s Only a Game
    That’s magical – like the sense of being transported that comes from reading a book or watching a film, but with the added sense of participation that only engaging directly in an activity can provide. 'There are few expressions that irk me more than “It’s only a game.” Ironically, the phrase is tossed around by both detractors of games and apologists, and it’s equally misplaced by both groups. The phrase gets bandied about when the highly contentious topic arises as to whether games are capital-A “Art” or not. We DO take them for granted. He’s losing, or has already lost. It’s OK.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
    [Providers] Two for Tuesday: Nav Tours and Chunking
    Second, think about how they do this in games and mobile apps — they provide in-app tutorials. '1) Here’s a feature that all learners skip, all designers dislike, and all project stakeholders insist on: the nav tour. We spend 30-60 seconds saying, “Here’s the help button… here’s the resources button… here’s the menu… etc.” ” First, let’s stop doing that. When you first launch an app, you don’t get a prolonged tour of the interface — you start using the app. Click this button.”
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013
    [Providers] June Round-up of Learning Industry News
    to provide its quality educational content within a single, personalized learning platform for K-12 students, educators, parents and administrators. The partnership will provide schools with access to a broad range of HMH curriculum via Agilix’s BrainHoney® learning management system. In addition, the new solution will integrate seamlessly with HMH’s core assessment and curriculum platforms, providing educators with a true one-stop-shop for 21st century learning, powered by real-time student performance analytics and personalization tools. billion in 2012.
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Providers] Bersin and Caterpillar Webinar on High Impact Learning Organizations Now Available On-Demand!
    Mallon commented that, "We have this big sea of content, but the good news is that there are technologies and platforms out there that can provide this sort of value chain so that wherever content is, it can be brought into one place." 'According to David Mallon at Bersin, high impact learning organizations “can affect their organizations in positive and measurable ways to a degree that distances themselves from everyone else, namely their competitors.” Is your organization high impact? With 97% of attendees rating the webinar a 4 or 5, we’d say this is an event you must see!
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Based on...

  • Your interests
  • Your LinkedIn profile
  • What you share on Twitter
          and LinkedIn
  • What people like you are
          sharing

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