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  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2006
    [Providers] In praise of collaborative online assignments
    Working with colleagues provides impetus/peer pressure/a sense of group responsibility, all of which encourage students to get the task done now rather than later. provided by so-called experts - are increasingly peripheral to the process of online learning, and in many cases could be unnecessary. Conventional online learning design focuses on self-study and self-pacing, with all the advantages and disadvantages with which these are associated. These activities have some powerful advantages: Students seem to really enjoy them - it's not what they expect from boring old e-learning.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 24, 2006
    [Providers] Nuvvo: a good idea that needs good content
    Its aim - to provide a way for those who wish to teach online to reach those who want to learn online - seems attractive, even laudable. The problem is that it takes a lot of thinking time to come up with a good course, one that meets a demonstrated need, engages learners, provides relevant content and then stimulates reflection and debate. In hindsight I approached the e-learning site Nuvvo with unrealistic optimism. I was keen because Nuvvo has a modern, Web 2.0 feel and ethos. decided to try my luck. This was clearly work-in-progress. Why was it being offered in the catalogue?
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2007
    [Providers] mLearning
    At 156 pages this was a quick read and provided a useful overview of the state of m-learning circa 2005 (when the author concedes that it was written). I am not being critical here, because the book seems broadly current, but you have to sympathise with the author when the technology is changing so rapidly. don't find this particularly disappointing, in fact quite the opposite - mobile learning provides access to performance support and learning activities for more people, more of the time. This would not be a particularly good time for me to be a teenager.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2007
    [Providers] Made to stick
    Use of stories: Stories provide an element of simulation (knowledge about how to act) and inspiration (motivation to act). "A credible idea makes people believe. story is also important because it provides the context missing from abstract prose. On a recommendation from Donald Clark , I have been reading Chip Heath and Dan Heath's Made to Stick (Random House, 2007), and an excellent read it was too. Beware the 'curse of knowledge' which leads you to believe that others have the same knowledge/interests as you and are therefore as fascinated by the theory/abstractions/detail.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2007
    [Providers] The power of pictures - part 3
    In the case of the latter, I was coming to the conclusion that the presentation would probably have benefited from visual aids, to help the audience visualise the structure of the presentation, to help them maintain orientation within that structure and to provide some imagery to associate with the points I was making. I am assuming, of course, that the slides really were visual aids and not textual prompts for me. also reflected on the relative value of 'provided' visualisations, in this case via PowerPoint, and 'self-generated' visualisations, which participants created as notes.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2007
    [Providers] Getting trainers on board
    Provide easy access to sahred content : The idea here was to make sure that any content which trainers produced could be easily picked up and shared by their colleagues. Provide training for the trainers : It's likely that your biggest obstacles are going to be attitudinal, but some trainers may lack the knowledge and skills to participate as fully as they'd like. blended solution is either right for the particular learning objectives, audience characteristics and practical constraints or it is not. We lose all credibility if we design solutions to please trainers.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2007
    [Providers] Clear and to the point
    I'm a sucker for any publication that purports to provide some sort of objective, scientific message, in the hope that this might put some issues to bed and provide a sound base for practical application. With the debate about the vices and virtues of PowerPoint continuing to rage without any sign of a conclusion, I was pleased to be alerted to a new book by Stephen Kosslyn, Chair of the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. This book doesn't disappoint. Build on your audience's prior knowledge. Make differences clearly distinguishable.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2010
    [Providers] Pecha Kucha: My brief take on this presentation format
    It stimulates you, provides you with just the right amount of scintillating informaiton that leaves you craving for more if the topic is of interest to you. This is a long overdue post that I have been writing in fits and starts and never got around to completing. This often happens with me.especially when I am on a learning spree. tend to start on multiple things, create chaos in my mind, keep adding to that chaos till my mind somehow sorts them out, and helps me to see an emerging pattern. Till then, I don't try to write anything--hence my long absence from my blog. great deal more.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2010
    [Providers] Importance of Questions in the Concept Age
    Thus, right from our school days, we are “trained” to provide the right answers else our grades suffered, entry to sought-after colleges/institutions were blocked.After that, once you enter the “ jobosphere ” of the corporate world and start your work life, the likelihood is that you will come across managers and bosses, 99% of whom: Hate to be approached with problems. “A QUESTION NOT ASKED IS A DOOR NOT OPENED.” ~ MARILEE GOLDBERG, THE ART OF THE QUESTION Powerful questions are viral. came across this paper via the World Cafe site: Conversation as a Co-evolutionary Force. Drive 5.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2010
    [Providers] Switch: When change is hard.
    So provide crystal clear direction. Some is not a number; soon is not a time! Today is my birthday. However, that is not the subject matter of this post. The subject matter is a book called Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard ! finished reading it this afternoon. call this fortuitous because I had not planned it such. However, when one completes a book that tells you how to change or bring about change and it coincides with your birthday, it does cause you to reflect a little more than usual. My reflection usually circles back to how people learn. Analysis I am a teacher.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2010
    [Providers] Project Management for Trainers: Key Concepts and Learning
    The book also provides a list of references and resources and is a must have on the shelf if you want to learn how training projects need to be managed and executed. I have just finished reading the book, Project Management for Trainers by Lou Russell. At the outset, let me admit that this is a somewhat unusual book for me to read. I am more into books about learning and performance, training, design, creative thinking, innovation and management, writing, and the like. Project Management jumped out at me in a font size 10 times larger. And I picked up the book I have mentioned above.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2009
    [Providers] Serenity
    The phrase, “This is providence”, rang like an echo in my head. I am here, in this remote part of the USA, for this one afternoon, to spend these moments with myself, to experience this absolute inexpressible calm that comes perhaps once or never in one’s lifetime, that people spend their entire lifetime seeking. I had planned to write on topics like how not to turn a course into a content dump, about rapid authoring tools, and how performance outcome is related to course design, and other such matters of import to an instructional designer. The magic word beach did the trick.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009
    [Providers] New Skills for Learning Professionals
    This month's Big Question from LCB has received a huge response. have pasted the question here: "In a Learning 2.0 world, where learning and performance solutions take on a wider variety of forms and where churn happens at a much more rapid pace, what new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals?" This is not a very new question and has been doing its rounds in different forums. My colleague and I had begun a similar discussion on our " explore learning solutions " forum as well. As I read the rest, I intend to add to this list. That is all that matters to an organization.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
    [Providers] Formal vs. Informal Learning: Gathering My Thoughts Post Learnchat Session Today
    Can we provide tools and systems (e.g. Preamble Today's #learnchat question revolved around formal and informal learning. The initial part of the session was spent on trying to pin down the meanings—denotation as well as connotation—of formal and informal. This led to some interesting Derridean debate bordering on Deconstruction in a bid to unravel the layers of meanings and possibilities encompassed by the two words. One point that struck me was the use of the word social: Social = culture; Social = Group All learning need not be group driven or take place in groups. Scheduled 4.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010
    [Providers] Build Effective E-Learning Courses Using These Simple Tips
    To take away some risk, we also provided an option of reviewing the technology before making a choice. In December, LINGOs announced the first global giveback campaign , which paired elearning developers with humanitarian organizations that needed some elearning courses produced. Like many of you, David Anderson and I took up the challenge and volunteered to create a course for Christian Aid. For this project, we had no budget with limited time and resources. Check out the course we built and then look at my notes below. Click here to view the Christian Aid demo. Course Structure.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010
    [Providers] HCCS Announces Low-Cost LMS for Healthcare by Learning Solutions Staff
    developed and vendor-provided online training, distance learning, and e-Learning content. SimPL is a low-cost hosted Learning Management System (LMS) for delivering internally.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012
    [Providers] Docnito Launches New State-of-the-Art Learning Management System by News Editor
    From simple testing to a full-blown campus-style environment, Docnito provides a customizable solution. Docnito Learning Management System Inc. announces the release of its new, state-of-the-art learning management system. Design & Development Tools Learning Systems Management Training Strategies
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009
    [Providers] News Commentary Curation Distribution
    While he's talking primarily about feeds of updates, e.g., facebook, twitter, friendfeed, etc., I think this applies pretty well to aggregation more generally: As we move toward a standardized way of presenting feed stories to aggregators, the value provided by the aggregators is essentially commoditized. The post The Future of the News Ecosystem pointed me to the Stephen Johnson Picture shown above. While I don't necessarily believe that things are nearly so linear, it is a good picture of the kind of flow, enhancement, filtering that happens. Human tagging? Automated? by Nick O'Neill.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2008
    [Providers] Evaluating Performance of Concept Workers
    want to thank Dave who has provided thoughts in several posts such as Getting to Exemplary. I've recently been talking to people about evaluating performance of Concept Workers. Evaluating concept worker performance is an interesting challenge: No right answer - Most often there is no single right answer. Which authoring tool, LMS, etc. we should use in a particular situation - you can't possibly get it exactly right. You are trying always to arrive at a reasonably correct answer given all the other factors (amount of time you can spend finding an answer, etc.) Is my answer reasonable?
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2008
    [Providers] eLearning Learning Launched
    I've selected bloggers who I've been reading and felt provide value on interesting topics. I'm happy to announce the launch of eLearning Learning. This is the beginning of a community portal where the community will help to collect and organize the best content from blogs and web sites. The goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding eLearning. To be clear eLearning Learning is a jump off point. The content comes from other places. Tracy Hamilton - Discovery through eLearning "simple" Collin Kromke - Web 2.0
  • TONY KARRER  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2006
    [Providers] Adoption of Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 Revisited
    Adoption in the Enterprise - It's Personal ) I provided links to lots of posts discussing adoption issues that come from slightly different context. A consistent pattern in our response to new technologies is we simultaneously overestimate the short-term impact and underestimate the long-term impact. - Roy Amara of the Institute for the Future. In response to my post Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 and my post on eLearning 1.0, eLearning 1.3 and eLearning 2.0 , I got asked about adoption. Will people really use this stuff? But, It's first and foremost about personal value.
  • TONY KARRER  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2007
    [Providers] Get Together at Conferences - F2F Still Matters
    and she provides this picture: It shows that while we slowly approach real-time, realistic virtual conversations, it still isn't quite the same thing as being there. Just yesterday, I posted about Conference Preparation and I'm preparing for a couple of conferences so I definitely looked back at: Be an Insanely Great Professional Conference Attendee. One of the questions I often ask attendees - especially as we are discussing virtual classroom tools and virtual environments (e.g., Second Life) - is: Why did we come to this conference? Couldn't we all do this from home? Point taken.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007
    [Providers] PowerPoint - Fantastic Resource by Karl Kapp - A Question
    Karl created a presentation and a blog post that is wonderful on many levels - not the least of which that his use of a slide presentation (PowerPoint) to provide insights into the topic itself. In response to the LCB Big Question - PowerPoint: What is Appropriate? When and Why? At the same time it raised a bunch of questions for me that I asked as comments on his post. One of my questions was on the use of images. took a look at a couple of other resources linked to by other people answering the Big Question and found that they helped the question become more concrete.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2007
    [Providers] Big Question for January - Quality vs. Speed
    So, the real challenge posed by the Big Question is knowing when its really worth it to spend dollars on what we might consider a higher quality solution than providing something simpler that we know won't be as effective at improving performance. The Big Question on the LCB for January is: What are the trade offs between quality learning programs and rapid e-learning and how do you decide? There's a lot involved in this question and I plan to revisit it several times during the month. I'm hoping to see some contributions that will help thinking. In what cases?
  • KZO INNOVATIONS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015
    [Providers] Using the “force” of video technology to reveal your organization’s leaders
    Meanwhile, employees tell us that employers are not providing enough opportunity for professional growth and career advancement. Video not only allows employees to take control of what and when they are learning, it also provides them with the ability to share their ideas, collaborate with peers, mentor others, and let their leadership abilities shine. technology that provides easy-to-use tools for video capture and peer collaboration can ultimately help an organization to identify individuals that exhibit the chemistry, conviction, and character needed to fill leadership roles.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015
    [Providers] The Importance of Implementing a Marcom Strategy for Continuing Education
    If your association provides CE credits, you’re half way to your goal already. Marcom or marketing communications, is the branch of marketing that decides what messaging you’ll use, directed at whom, and on what channels you’ll place those messages. Marketing’s overall functions include: audience segmentation, demographic and psychographic research, and decisions on product, price, distribution, and promotion. Marcom decides what your marketing message is going to be and where your messages are going to be placed. Step 1: Define the message. What are their pain points?
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009
    [Providers] Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios
    eLearning Art provides royalty free stock photos, images, and other assets to help you create some cool stuff in your own authoring tools. Do you struggle with finding good stock photos to use in your eLearning scenarios? You might find the right guy to play the role of the client in your story, but there’s only three shots of him and he looks like a goofball in one of them. So then do you go do a custom photo shoot? Maybe you have the time or the budget. But usually not. eLearning Art to the rescue! Character packs include models in up to 75 poses, giving you lots of choices.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009
    [Providers] Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"?
    They manage people who design instruction, people who manage LMS, and they are the in-between people between upper management + clients, and the people who provide the design and training. In my recent post Instructional Design - What's in a Name? the usual controversy erupted. ID student commented: My problem with the industry is that the degree in instructional design is required of management. which is pretty stupid. My (educational) background is in Management of technology (MBA/IT). You truly don't need an ID education for that. Interesting observation. Or has it?
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2008
    [Providers] Connectivism: Week 1
    The best self-paced eLearning does this well, providing scenario-based learning and demos with plenty of opportunity for reflection and practice. With little time these days, I'll be auditing the auditor's version of the 12 week Connectivism course happening now. haven't signed up anywhere, I haven't taken part in any of the sessions, but I'm like a moth drawn to the flame: as I peer in on all the conversation beginning to happen, I can't help but join in. In my own lazy way, at the very least. Am I creating a new pattern? Am I growing new knowledge? (As opposed to building it?)
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013
    [Providers] Enabling Global eLearning Across Cultures and Languages
    If you need to deliver learning solutions across the globe, have your eLearning provider do the following: Avoid contractions. Consider the images below we included in a recent course for one of our clients: Not only did the illustrations give the course a fun look and feel, but it also made it easier for us to provide images that would be understood and recognized by learners. Our eLearning Challenges blog series explores the common situations our clients face when deploying learning solutions. This is Part 4. When we communicate, we seek to be understood. Cut the colloquialisms.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010
    [Providers] Sharepoint for Learning and Communication: How can corporate learning and development staff use it more effectively?
    Provide “need to have&# content. Also, the communication can be more robust than what would be provided in an email. Confession time: I like reality shows, especially those that show personal transformations. One of the shows I catch occasionally is Hoarders on A&E. It’s a fascinating look at people who can’t get rid of the stuff in their house…and has the side benefit of motivating me to pick up the house! What does Hoarders have to do with Sharepoint collaboration spaces and training? Get organized. Create clear naming conventions. Clean out the junk.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Providers] Elements of Storyboards for Designing Interactive E-Learning
    wide variety of activities can be provided. From desktops to mobiles, e-learning has come a long way and gained a lot of popularity. The foundation of any good e-learning course is a good storyboard.  An e-learning storyboard is a document which combines instructions on using video, text, audio elements, still photos, graphics, and interactivities wherein the information in each of these mediums complements the main message. All these elements play a vital role in designing an effective storyboard. In fact, a storyboard is the blueprint of an online course. are shown in this area.
  • COGENTYS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017
    [Providers] Effectively Using eLearning for Compliance Training
    While compliance training is important – a company certainly doesn’t want to set itself up for liability issues by failing to provide such courses – it’s also among the most boring subjects for employees and management. Using eLearning for Compliance Training. Then there’s the question of efficiency, and that’s where standard compliance training models fall flat. Using eLearning for compliance training not only makes a tedious task more interesting, but saves your company the two most essential items for any business – time and money. Training Compliance elearning
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010
    [Providers] E-learning modules are not the complete replacement
    Chances are that you are using the classroom elements to enthuse students about the topics covered by the course, to explain key ideas with the benefit of visual aids and interactive exercises, to stimulate discussion and provide opportunities for working with the new ideas. Imagine you were running a pretty traditional formal course composed of face-to-face classroom sessions, backed up by handouts or reference books. The complete body of content is most likely covered more formally in the handouts and other reference materials. don't think so. My recommendation is not to go there.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
    [Providers] Survey on the use of media elements in e-learning
    Links to the examples are provided throughout the survey, so you don't have to view them prior to starting the survey. I was very interested to take advantage of Karl Kapp’s recommendation to participate in a survey on the use of various combinations of media elements in e-learning. This follows up nicely from the series of posts I made recently for Onlignment under the heading The Elements of Online Communication and the e-book which followed, Media Chemistry. The survey is being conducted by Dan Bilton in preparation for an I/ITSEC conference paper.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009
    [Providers] European training survey shows HR and training holding back change
    According to a new survey conducted in March for training provider Cegos , employees are keener than HR and the training function to embrace innovative training practices and new technologies. Cegos commissioned an independent study among 2,355 employees and 485 HR directors/training managers from companies employing more than 500 staff in the UK, France, Germany and Spain. Learners are also keener to embrace collaborative tools like blogs, forums and wikis - 44% of employees want to see these techniques developed, compared to just 32% of HR professionals. " Tags: research
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2009
    [Providers] Rapid authoring for immersive games and sims
    Perhaps the most exciting aspect of this tool is the facility it provides for instructional designers and other l&d professionals to assemble simple 3D games without a PhD in rocket science. It's definitely the time of year for authoring tool releases, with Adobe announcing their eLearning Suite and a version 4 of Captivate , an extensive upgrade to the 200+ interactions in the Raptivity library, and now Caspian Learning's Thinking Worlds , the first tool that I know of to support the rapid creation of immersive, single-player 3D worlds for learning.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2008
    [Providers] Why it's not worth paying peanuts
    In his posting All of the Above - how to cheat Multiple Choice Questions , Donald Clark provides the following quote from a talk given by Professor Dylan Wiliam, Deputy Director of the Institute of Education, gave at the ALT conference in 2007: “The variability at teacher level is about four times the variability at school level. If you get one of the best teachers, you will learn in six months what an average teacher will take a year to teach you. If you get one of the worst teachers, that same learning will take you two years.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2006
    [Providers] Another case of no significant difference
    As always I'm an amorphous blend of every style going (in this case auditory, visual, kinaesthetic, metacognitive and emotional) with nothing standing out to provide me with a clear-cut label. The BBC and the Open University have got together to produce an interactive learning styles questionnaire, which you can play with at no cost on [link]. Now I don't know if it's me, but I never get much joy out of tools like these. regard myself as a decisive, forthright sort of person, so I'd like a learning style (or whatever else it's purporting to measure) to match. What do I get?
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2006
    [Providers] Nuvvo not so riche
    that would provide users with confidence in the service, act as exemplars and get the ball rolling. On October 3, Web 2.0 learning pioneers Nuvvo announced that it was for sale. Nuvvo styles itself as the 'eBay of online learning', because of its 'vibrant e-learning marketplace where online courses are promoted and purchased'. Back in July I posted Nuvvo: good idea, but needs good content. My argument was that I couldn't see them succeeding without seeding the system with a few gold nuggets (can you seed nuggets?) Only then can I see them making the idea a success
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2006
    [Providers] Is there anything Moodle can't do?
    I've been using it in three ways: To provide support for a predominantly classroom-based course (pre and post course activities, forums, wiki, etc.). Over the past two months I've been working extensively with the open source virtual learning environment (VLE) Moodle. To support a predominantly online course in the usual way. To build an online community for a potential audience of many thousands of course graduates. My question is, what am I not getting that I would with Blackboard, WebCT, FirstClass and other VLEs? Please tell me, where's the catch
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2007
    [Providers] Dump the drone
    If that's the case for you, you could do better than to provide your writers with a copy of Cathy Moore's Dump the Drone. If you were to ask a sample of e-learners in your organisation to describe their experience of e-learning in one word, there's a fair chance the most common response would start with a 'b'. And that's not 'beautiful', 'blistering', 'blinding' or even the just about acceptable 'beneficial'. It's quite likely to be 'boring'. It's only an 8-page PDF so don't accept any 'haven't got the time excuses'. People like to see people," he said, and I came to agree with him.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2007
    [Providers] Birds of a feather
    Nobody goes to sites that provide them with views that are alternative to their own. Back in early June I posted a criticism of Andrew Keen's anti-Web 2.0 book, The Cult of the Amateur. received several comments on this posting, all supportive of my position. Recently, someone who goes by the name 'anonymous' posted this comment as a riposte: "The comments on this review underline the basic thesis of the book. herds everybody of the same opinion together. Then everybody sits back, pats each other on the back and becomes satisfied that they, and not that other group, know whats what.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2007
    [Providers] Flockpod
    The central idea of FlockPod is to provide a space on any web page for you to collaborate and learn right on-the- spot, to share ideas, opinions, experiences, and anecdotes or sometimes even to question, reason or debate." I was interested to see a product like this coming from a developer associated with conventional self-paced e-learning. I was interested to have a play with FlockPod , a new social interaction tool from Harbinger Knowledge Products, the people who market Raptivity, the rapid e-learning tool. The fact that it works asynchronously suits it's role in self-paced learning.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2007
    [Providers] HR departments face up to Web 2.0
    For instance, Facebook provides you with an opportunity to specify your religion and your politics as part of your profile, and it's really interesting to check who fills in these fields and who chooses not to. There were some interesting stats in the UK Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's People Management magazine last week, in an article entitled Face to face with social networking. Apparently, in the UK: 20% of firms use social networking sites to research applications. 68% use search engines to check candidates. 70% of London firms block the use of Facebook at work.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2007
    [Providers] Children, women and older people dominate UK internet usage
    Ofcom's latest Communications Market Report provides a fascinating insight into the dramatic changes taking place in the way UK citizens are using information and communication technology (the emphasis is mine): Children "Fewer children are playing console and computer games (61% regularly did so in 2005 down to 53% in 2007), watching videos and DVDs (59% did so regularly in 2005 and 38% in 2007) and listening to radio (40% listened regularly in 2005 and 20% in 2007). Young adults " Among 25-34 year olds, women spend more time using the internet than men.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2008
    [Providers] Can Gen Y handle the downturn?
    As in all good children's novels, the spoiled, arrogant kids always get their come-uppance and real-life may be providing just such a possibility. I was reading yet another account of the generation gap in the UK's Management Today magazine - see My Generation. I got the distinct impression that, as a boomer, I should be just a little bit intimidated by the outrageous demands of Gen Y (born 1978 - 1994) and adapting my approach accordingly. And that's of course what they are, and the boomers have to take the blame for it. Just like all preceding generations
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
    [Providers] Screenchump to Screenchamp Review 5: Know Your Audience
    We are hopefully providing advice that will allow everyone, especially the owner of the video, to go back and make better videos. One of the challenges of creating video is that it’s hard to judge your own work. You make something, fall in love with it, and then changing it becomes difficult at best. In order to help everyone make better videos, we set out on this idea: what if we loaned our expertise and reviewed our customers’ videos in the same way we would review our own videos and gave them some screencasting tips? Possibly even ScreenChamp Award-winning videos! We like real people.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Providers] Living History: Capturing and Sharing Stories from Relatives Today
    Tom and his colleagues are expanding the network of advisors being trained to become Certified Legacy Advisors, a requirement of being involved with the International Association of Storykeepers (I-ASK), which provides a strong network of trained family historians, memoir writers and more. Tom Cormier. We’ve heard a lot about Genealogists using TechSmith products to capture their research. Be it screenshots of database searches or videos of their family history to share with others, screen capturing is a natural fit with genealogy. And that’s where Tom Cormier comes in. Looking forward.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    [Providers] Flipping Around the World
    Emilia then uses these recordings to assess the students’ progress and provide feedback that will help them improve their language skills. Teachers often find themselves having to be in two places at once. In fact, it was this very dilemma that inspired Emilia Carrillo, a foreign language teacher, to turn her style of teaching upside down. Two years ago, while teaching in Ukraine, Emilia Carrillo faced the difficult task of simultaneously teaching two different levels of Spanish in two different classrooms. Benefiting Students. Helping Teachers. And there’s even more to Emilia’s story.
  • ELEARNING DEVELOPMENT  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009
    [Providers] Access = Learning
    The way we provide information and training must match the way people consume it. If we want people to learn we need to be less concerned about how many pages they view or which quizzes they pass, and more concerned about providing the right information in the right way. Learning is about access to information. The more information people have available to them, the more likely they are to learn. Sounds pretty obvious, right? Why should we treat learning in our organizations any differently? The learning landscape is moving beyond the concept of a course. Remember the newspaper?
  • JANE HART  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012
    [Providers] Pick of the Month: November 2012
    There are a number of comments suggesting that organisations don’t want or expect change from their L&D teams.  My belief is that there are some L&D teams who are happy to stay the same, to remain as a training function, providing at the organisation’s request.” One of the big themes last month has been about change in the workplace learning profession, and in fact the direction that L&D might take in the future. Those things that unfortunately seem to dominate the conversation today and in effect distract from the core of what ultimately enables real learning?”
  • OPENSESAME  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015
    [Providers] 7 Courses to Bolster Your Resume: Culinary Skills
    Elearning helps mitigate this liability by providing the most efficient training in with the least amount of resources, covering large companies to small businesses, in a variety of languages. PROVIDER: Hospitality Staff Training. PROVIDER: Hospitality Staff Training. PROVIDER: DiscoverLink. PROVIDER: Hospitality Staff Training. PROVIDER: Green Education Online. Green Education Online, the provider of this course, focuses on creating courses for promoting environmentally-responsible actions, and this lesson is no exception. LENGTH: 20 min.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
    [Providers] Reach out and connect
    If used properly, social media can provide rich social and intellectual rewards. One of the digital literacies I identified in yesterday's blogpost was effective social networking. So what's the big deal about this? We all do it these days don't we? Most of us have a Facebook account, and maybe a LinkedIn account too. Lots of us use Twitter, and some of those out on the periphery may still be using Myspace or Bebo. What else do we need to learn about social networking that can help us or our students to learn better? In his blogpost What's so social about social media? Unported License.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
    [Providers] Kineo Team at #DevLearn
    Finally, this session will provide you with some quick tips for better eLearning design that you can immediately apply to your current and upcoming projects. That provides each speaker with six minutes and 40 seconds to share their vision for how learning is being innovated. How do you provide a structured framework when so much of the learning happens shoulder-to-shoulder on the restaurant floor? The annual migration of the L&D tech crowd to Las Vegas for the eLearning Guild’s fabulous DevLearn conference has begun. Let's take a look at some of what we'll be up to.
  • LEARNNOVATORS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
    [Providers] LEARNNOVATORS GAZES INTO THE FUTURE OF E-LEARNING WITH ANDREW SCIVALLY
    Founded in 2009, eLearning Brothers (eLB) based in the Salt Lake City area in Utah, USA, is a global provider of eLearning templates. Chennai (India). Learnnovators, a leading e-learning company in India, has Andrew Scivally, Co-Founder, eLearning Brothers, as the guest in the latest edition of “Crystal Balling with Learnnovators” – a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of learning. He discusses about the challenges involved in the making of the templates (based on the popular authoring tools available in the market) in this age of constant updates.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014
    [Providers] Leadership Training at Aetna using an Online, Connected Learning Technology Platform #ICELW Concurrent Session Notes
    Have an outside expert comment on the quality of that activity and provide coaching The higher up in the org, they''re more used to poking holes in things. Keystone (the overall goal of the program) : Provide an overview of the competitive challenges facing the health care inductry. These are my live blogged notes from the International Conference on eLearning in the Workplace (ICELW) , happing this week in NYC. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Ted Fleming from Aetna and Sue Todd (from CorpU ). Aetna is a diversified health care benefits company. 47,500 employees.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
    [Providers] Blog Book Tour: Learning in 3D #lrn3d
    It’s Not About Instructional Design… The book is chock full of background, blueprints and case studies. I’ve taken pages of notes and clipped many a standout quotes, but especially wanted to share this quote from Randy Hinrichs of 2b3d : “It’s Not About Instructional Design, It’s About Experiential Design -- Yes, we must gain the learner’s attention, inform them of learning objectives, stimulate recall, present new material, provide learning guidance, elicit performance, provide feedback and correctness, assess performance, and enhance retention and recall. Not yet. Bottom line?
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Providers] In defense of the stream.
    To begin with the ironic - I follow Sameer on Twitter and value that information but yes, I could live without his tweets :-) I could also live without knowing when each and every one of colleagues has a birthday but there is value there though in terms of providing context about the people you work with. I''ll try to focus on the stream though. . I don''t think the manner in which the information coming to you is actually very new. So I have a couple of thoughts. . My Inbox can be a stream - at times its been a river, or a firehose. So why do I like the activity stream better?
  • JAY CROSS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008
    [Providers] Caution: this site is severly broken
    All I can do is wait for my service provider to reverse whatever they did to break the links. When I upgraded the software that runs this blog (WordPress) a few days ago, something went haywire. Many previous posts are inaccessible. Most of my blogging will take place on the Informal Learning Blog until things here get back to normal
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
    [Providers] The Human Factor: Mixing & Matching with Rapid Development Tools by Mary Arnold
    Rapid e-Learning tools provide some benefits, but at the cost of tight, clean, easily maintained code. Here are some great tinkering tips for optimizing your work by using a combination of tools.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
    [Providers] The Human Factor: Mixing & Matching with Rapid Development Tools by Mary Arnold
    Rapid e-Learning tools provide some benefits, but at the cost of tight, clean, easily maintained code. Here are some great tinkering tips for optimizing your work by using a combination of tools.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
    [Providers] eLearning Cyclops: Introducing Right Click Rick
    By also having a strong social media presence, I hope to provide as much ease of access as possible for anyone wanting to learn a few new computer tips and tricks. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Introducing Right Click Rick. caption id="attachment_3136" align="alignleft" width="96" caption="RightClickRick.com"] [/caption] For quite a while I have been teaching a computer basics class in addition to developing online courses. Posted by. Jeff Goldman. at 12:57 AM. Newer Post.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011
    [Providers] What is Your Training Plan B?
    Situation: A consulting company was tasked by a healthcare company to provide 11 hours of eLearning using Captivate on several new products.  In Minnesota we say that we have two seasons—winter and road construction.  Added to that is the extreme congestion during morning and evening rush hours and the building of a light rail system between Minneapolis and St. All of this, of course, adds inordinate amounts of time to my drive between the two cities and to and from the suburbs. thought about the importance of having a Plan B in your hip pocket for just such eventualities. Not eLearning.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2009
    [Providers] Web 2.0 - A Tool for Driving Performance
    Their contacts may include their direct manager, a senior sales representative, and a marketing rep: people who have the expertise to provide fast accurate feedback. HR people will like it because it provides documentation of performance feedback throughout the year. Wikis, blogs, and discussion forums can be used in the workplace to provide informal learning opportunities as well as more formal interventions such as e-learning courses, toolkits and job aids that are available on demand. Performance management is a top HR challenge. The Great Divide. technology (2). Web 2.0
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2007
    [Providers] Six disciplines of breakthrough learning
    Here are the 'six disciplines of breakthrough learning': Define outcomes in business terms : "We are not in the business of providing classes, learning tools or even learning itself. That's why enormous sums are paid out to provide training in all sorts of obscure topics which are of great interest to trainers, but of little relevance to real work (I won't name any of the obvious examples for fear of appearing too condescending or negative, but you know what they are). The book is subtitled 'How to turn training and development into business results', which about sums it up.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Providers] Interview with an Inside Sales Specialist
    It is an optional yearly agreement and provides the following benefits: Receive ALL upgrades for no additional charge – both major versions and minor and maintenance updates.  We are more than happy to provide custom prices if required!  To receive a quote, please contact fill out our Sales Contact Form. Q: How can customers reach Inside Sales if they have a question before they purchase? Kelsey Ambrosier. Roving reporter Renee Badra here, at your service! You can find the questions and answers below: Q: What is your role at TechSmith? How does it work?
  • G-CUBE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
    [Providers] The Right Mix: Using Media in e-Learning
    It especially works very well with text-heavy courses and can provide the much needed ‘relief’. Providing backup : Insertion of audio in e-learning needs to keep in mind the availability of speakers or headphones at the learner-end. Even while developers keep these factors in mind, there needs to be a solution that provides contingency. Technology is always the backbone when developing e-learning content. With advances in technology, learners can now view learning content through a variety of devices – laptops, mobiles, tablets or smart-phones. The importance of Text.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2006
    [Providers] The fourth paradigm
    More importantly, you don't have the opportunity to publish your own thoughts and opinions, to become a provider as well as a recipient. They allow us to make contact with others who are facing similar challenges and who may be able to provide us with help. Back in November of 2005, I presented a brief history of the great e-learning paradigm wars. For a while I felt smugly self-satisfied with this analysis, as it seemed to encompass all the current offerings to the learning public currently being made by professional trainers and educators. And that's not a bad way to start 200
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010
    [Providers] Create Mobile Learning with Lectora & Lectora Online by Tanya Seidel
    Smartphones provide a great means for delivering e-Learning, especially just-in-time training. But, to ensure the content is usable, e-Learning authors must design and create the content with the device in mind.
  • MLEARNING TRENDS  |  MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010
    [Providers] Reflections on WES 2010
    tend to fit one of four profiles including: (1) business or IT teams from larger enterprise accounts, (2) technical or channel resources from global carriers/wireless providers, (3) application developers and enterprise solution architects, or (4) market analysts, bloggers and techno freaks interested in experiencing what’s hot in BlackBerry. BBOS6 will provide a raft of new (and some long overdue) enhancements to the interface and web browsing experience and also serve to support new features like Flash Player 10.1 and opportunities abounded! Who’s not in attendance at WES?
  • G-CUBE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
    [Providers] Performance Support Tools – Holding Our Hand Through Change?
    Whether adapting to a new process or a technology, providing training for every change may seem difficult. Advancement in technology brings changes in the way we work. Over the past few decades, these changes have been rapid as well as huge in their impact. From the pen-and-paper traditional desk, to desktop computers, laptops and now, tablets and smart-phones- change has been constant. Every change brings with itself the necessary rigors of adaptation. This is especially so when taking into consideration ever-expanding numbers and geographical spread of users. Step 1. Step 2.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [Providers] New Lambda Learning Solution Expands Open-Source Feature Set for Global Enterprise Market by News Editor
    Technology provider Lambda Solutions announced today the release of Lambda Learning Solution, calling it the first. enterprise software and services bundle to offer a comprehensive feature set for the global open-source market. It comes. bundled with Zoola Analytics and includes two new products, LMSCheckout and EnlightenCRM. Blended Learning Learning Systems Management Measurement Training Strategies
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016
    [Providers] Rapt Media Partners with Kaltura to Drive More Powerful Video Experiences by News Editor
    provider, to bring enterprise companies a new generation of video that drives deeper engagement through personalization. Rapt Media, a leader in groundbreaking interactive video technology, is integrating with Kaltura, the leading video technology. and interaction. Emerging Topics Interface Design Learning Media Training Strategies
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
    [Providers] Axonify DiscoveryZone Gives Employees Access to Critical Business Knowledge by News Editor
    provides a. Axonify announces the introduction of Axonify DiscoveryZone, a solution that leverages company-generated content. expertise to give employees the information they need to be productive, efficient, and successful. DiscoveryZone. social environment for employees to access relevant, crowdsourced, and rated content. Learning Systems Management Performance Support Social Media
  • THE LEARNING CIRCUITS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2009
    [Providers] Feedback on the Big Question?
    The goals of the Big Question are: Get different perspectives on topics that are of interest to workplace learning professionals Provide input to Learning Circuits, T&D and other parts of ASTD on topical issues Provide a way for bloggers and others to find relevant blogs Support the network of bloggers I'd like to get feedback on the Big Question: What works? Feel free to just comment or you can do the normal post and provide a link. We are coming up on three years since the first Big Question - Should all Learning Professionals Blog? Ah, but I digress.
  • ROB HUBBARD  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
    [Providers] Case Study: Waterstones Academy – Goal-Based Learning for Booksellers
    Many retailers wanting to provide product training would opt for face-to-face training, or elearning courseware plus an LMS. Support – providing great front-line support to users and managers. We were thrilled this month to win Silver at the 2013 eLearning Awards in the ‘Best eLearning Project (Private Sector) for a project that we did with bookseller, Waterstones. It was the toughest category with over 30 submissions. This project was a lot of fun to do, as Waterstones embraced an innovative and creative approach with commitment and enthusiasm. Here’s their story …. The Solution.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Providers] How Our Team Produced a Music Video to Build Skills and Give Back
    The temporary homeless shelter serves families in Indianapolis by providing them the ways and means to lift themselves out of homelessness. BLP Employees Create an Original Song and Music Video to Support Dayspring Center in Indianapolis. Click here to view the embedded video. We are never at loss for creative energy at BLP. Even in the midst of client projects and marketing efforts, our talented staff finds ways to pursue artistic endeavors and build their skills in new and exciting ways. ” It’s about making the choice to love and give back, even when it isn’t easy.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
    [Providers] Using Audio in e-Learning (or not…)
    You want to provide examples of how something sounds. If you’ve read any of my other blog posts (or, say, met me in person) you might get the idea that I like cool technology. You’d be right. You’d think that, given any chance, I’d want to use audio and video and animation in my e-learning courses. and you’d often be right). But I recently had a situation where I was the one making the case to avoid using moving pictures and audio. Like any other tool at our disposal, audio is appropriate in some cases and in appropriate in others. Good Reasons to Use Audio. Bad Reasons to Use Audio.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
    [Providers] A New Idea in Preventing E-Learning Dropouts
    In the past, I wrote that it’s important for e-learners to set the time aside and treat their e-learning time with the same level of importance as any other work project or at least provide the same level of attentiveness as a live session( Give them Permission to Learn ). We’ve all been there at some point- trying to painfully complete some online course that is really, just plain awful. I can’t tell you how many times I had to just leave an e-learning course on Sarbanes -Oxley. gleefully skipped by as many screens as possible. 
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017
    [Providers] How Blockchain is changing Learning & Development
    CapitalWave provides online courses about Blockchain. Let me share with you one of the latest and rising concepts being seen in education, learning and development, and that is “blockchain”. I am sure if you have been in learning and development, you must have heard of it this year. So, what blockchain basically is and is blockchain going to be the next great thing in learning and development? Well, this is the question I have been encountering with high frequency regarding this technology that until recently, previously belonged to cryptocurrency Bitcoin. This record is un-editable.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2015
    [Providers] Cheating that occurred at Goldman Sachs on some training tests
    Author of an infamous “Holder Memo” that provided the authority for DoJ attorneys to neglect the criminal prosecution if prosecutors were of opinion that such wrongdoing can harm the economy, the moral weapon “Holder” ushered in led to a slippery slope [4]. Perhaps, one of the most surprising news last week about the dismissal of 20 Goldman Sachs analysts, from the leading banking organizations on account of cheating, clearly reveals that how easy it is for the test administrators to monitor and track the offenders. This dismissal has occurred in Goldman’s securities business unit.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015
    [Providers] 5 Online Engagement Strategies
    The aim of such rule and policy is not to control the posting and online engagement, rather it aims to provide a set of instructions for spreading content. An engaged online campaigns is a strategic business asset that enables business to inspire, motivate and mobilize its employees to achieve defined business goals. This is the idea I am going to discuss in this post, that how engaged employees can be motivated to succeed, take pride in their company and committed to the business’s success. My previous posts have also talked about this idea somehow. All this involves people, not tools.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015
    [Providers] Using a MOOC for HiPo Training
    Using the underlying principle of MOOCs named “flipping classroom”, which means that most of the learning occurs not with the instructor teaching the students but by providing students an access to course material and making them probing, discussing and debating issues with their peers and instructors. In this blog post, I am just going to be learner oriented, especially those having superior training needs and targets. Let me tell you why. First of all, HiPos are two times more productive and valuable than others, having strong leadership skills and can deliver higher profit growth.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015
    [Providers] Huge MOOCs savings
    If we talk in an academic context, then though MOOCs are considered to provide training, yet many instructors and learners fear that MOOCs might be unable to meet quality standards in terms of success in courses, good performance in future courses, rewarding careers and benefits anticipated from a college degree. Though Silicon Valley has vigorously promoted MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), however, some universities and organizations are still reluctant to consider it appropriate to include it in their learning and training structure. This raises a question asking a reason for it.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2009
    [Providers] New Job Aid: Building Measurement into Training Development
    It's not rocket science, but it is our attempt to provide some guidance for how you might better utilize learning measurement. Roy and I wanted to develop a job aid that would help (1) remind us to plan for measurement, (2) see where and how measurement should be integrated into our training-development plans, and (3) provide the reasoning behind the key steps. Today, Roy Pollock (CLO of the Fort Hill Company) and I release our job aid, " Building Measurement Into Your Training-Development Plan." Good learning measurement enables us to: Boost Learning Results. Click to learn mor
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
    [Providers] FEMA Course: IS-42 Social Media in Emergency Management
    The purpose of the course is to provide the participants with best practices including tools, techniques and a basic roadmap to build capabilities in the use of social media technologies in their own emergency management organizations (State, local, Tribal) in order to further their emergency response missions. I was part of a learning team developing a new course for FEMA. Great experience collaborating in a virtual environment. Our team was spread out all over the country - Seattle, New York, Virginia and Texas. Drop Box was used to exchange large files.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010
    [Providers] Hours on the Job Drive Habits of Mobile Employees
    The iPass Mobile Workforce Survey conducted as part of the report asked mobile employees what technologies provided a gain or a drain to their productivity, how often they were checking their smartphones during downtime, how often they worked from home, and if mobility influenced their work/life balance." "The Quarterly iPass Mobile Workforce Report reveals the behaviors of mobile employees, and identifies common characteristics to segment users into five categories: mobile minimalists, mobile minority, mobile majority, mobile masters, and mobile maniacs. Check it out: [link
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009
    [Providers] Microsoft Showcase
    For example, Health Tech Today with Dr. Bill Crounse is a monthly online series providing cutting-edge stories at the intersection of health and information technology. The Microsoft Showcase website has lots of videos that you can view, email or embed in a webpage. There are over 800 videos including previews of Microsoft Office 2010. The show features informative interviews with some of the world's top health leaders; compelling health-related personal stories; and the latest technology and IT innovations. link] Check it out: [link
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
    [Providers] From Tepid to Turbocharged
    Jeff Herrington provided a checklist of writing tips to transform content into something compelling. Check out Jeff's site for more details: [link] Tips included: Subscribe to Word of the Day [link] Avoid overused words [link] Check out non-American websites ( bbc.com, straitstimes.com) for inspiration Put people front and center in your writing In addition, check out these vocabulary websites: [link] : For each answer you get right, they donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program. link] : includes medical jargon and tech terms.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2009
    [Providers] Free writing courses and teaching resources
    Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab): The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and provides these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction. Writing and Teaching Writing Research Grammar and Mechanics Style Guides ESL (English as a Second Language) Job Search and Professional Writing Check it out: [link
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2009
    [Providers] Wikipedia leads to great new resource
    which provides you with a real gem. Sometimes one resources leads to another. One of my first sources for information is Wikipedia. spent some time reading about the history of the presidents. link] A link on this page lead me to [link] containing info on the presidents. The Internet Public Library is a site to bookmark. The Internet Public Library is a public library for the world wide web.Students from a consortium of colleges and universities with programs in information science develop and maintain the IPL
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    [Providers] More E-Learning Needed to Improve Sales Enablement Efforts
    If organizations are spending this kind of money on largely ineffective training, there is a lot of value in figuring out ways to improve sales enablement efforts and provide them at a lower cost. . Using Mindflash to create e-learning courses can help you improve your online sales training efforts by providing training that is more self-directed, delivered at a lower cost, and sustainable in the sense that there are available resources that help sales professionals remember what they learned in training courses. Self-Directed Training. Delivering Training at Lower Cost.
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
    [Providers] A Manager's View of Employee Learning
    Application : managers lead the department efforts to determine and provide opportunities for employees to immediately apply learning in their work in a way that will make a difference. I rarely post a guest blog, but in this case I couldn’t resist posting Bernard Donkerbrook’s reaction to my last blog post. Bernie is a long-time automotive company manager and experienced engineer. Having retired from the auto industry, he is now an executive coach focused on improving Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in leaders. This is a really good-news story for you and their company!
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
    [Providers] Is Your eLearning Team Sick?
    When describing organizational illusions she provides some common examples that are instrumental in defining her point and showing the reader the reality of the situation. I recently had lunch with an old acquaintance from the University of Wisconsin, Kathleen Paris, Ph.D. She has, over many years, been involved with the University’s efforts to improve quality and promote strategic planning. In her view, most modern workplaces are at least a little bit sick because “too many people without appropriate skills and motives supervise other people.” Inadequate Managerial Skills and Motives.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  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.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Providers] Tuition Assistance’s ‘Fiscal Cliff’
    Teri Shipp is vice president of client services and marketing for EdAssist, a managed education provider. If the U.S. economy heads off the so-called fiscal cliff, how will tuition assistance programs be affected? As the U.S. economy stands at the brink of a “fiscal cliff” — a combination of tax increases and spending cuts by the federal government set to take effect Jan.1 unless a deal is worked out before then — the way corporate tuition assistance programs are taxed also hangs in the balance. Why should learning leaders be concerned?
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2009
    [Providers] Multitasking
    BBC provides more commentary. didn't find a really good summary of this, so would appreciate any pointers that provides a pretty good summary. As way of background for this month's big question - , I went to eLearning Learning and looked up Multitasking. Found some great posts. " Clifford Nass, co-author of the study, claims "the study has a disturbing implication in an age when more and more people are simultaneously working on a computer, listening to music, surfing the Web, texting, or talking on the phone. It says: People in general are not good at multitasking.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
    [Providers] Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs
    The full feed provides snippets from each source. And the Best Of feed provides a weekly summary with the top content from all of these sources. I just saw a post by Amit Garg Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs. His list was very similar to the list of sources that eLearning Learning includes. It made me wonder how many sources does eLearning Learning include? Turns out it's exactly 99. Please let me know if I'm missing any blogs that produce good content on eLearning and more particularly Workplace eLearning that would make sense to include. eLearning Technology.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2009
    [Providers] Does Deliberative Practice Lead to Quick Proficiency?
    In Social Media Conversations , I posted the story of how this post came about. Briefly, I sent Ken Allan the following question: Any thoughts on how deliberative practice relates to becoming something less than an expert. It seems like it should be applicable to all levels of achievement, but everything I'm reading is the study of becoming an expert. Is that just aspirational, or is deliberative practice also studied for quick attainment of proficiency? And he responded with Proficiency and Deliberative Practice. In this case, I'm going to create a post out of it. Jack of all trades.
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