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  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2009
    [Providers] These 5 tools can help your team collaboration scale a new high
    So, for distributed teams Campfire provides a great platform for synchronous communication. Collaboration' seems to be the new buzzword in organisations today. In fact, Andrew McAfee suggest that instead of saying social software we use the term 'collaborative'. So yeah, technology is fast changing the way we collaborate in the enterprise, but how can we use technology to collaborate better in our teams? Of course there's always the question of culture that we need to address first, but once that's done we need tools to facilitate collaboration. Don't have a Google Wave account?
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009
    [Providers] The tools shouldn't matter - use your creativity
    The course in question Kineo , a renowned provider of elearning solutions in the UK recently showcased one of the courses they did for the Great Ormond Street Hospital. I've tried my best this year to average at least a post a week. In the last few weeks however, my vacation has thrown me off my blogging schedule. Backpacking through Sri Lanka with limited access to the internet has meant that I couldn't be very prolific with my blogging. But now I'm back, so hopefully I'll be back on track in weeks to come. I've decided however to focus solely on the elearning course they've created.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2009
    [Providers] These 5 tools can help your team collaboration scale a new high
    So, for distributed teams Campfire provides a great platform for synchronous communication. Collaboration' seems to be the new buzzword in organisations today. In fact, Andrew McAfee suggest that instead of saying social software we use the term 'collaborative'. So yeah, technology is fast changing the way we collaborate in the enterprise, but how can we use technology to collaborate better in our teams? Of course there's always the question of culture that we need to address first, but once that's done we need tools to facilitate collaboration. Don't have a Google Wave account?
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
    [Providers] Harnessing Creativity – one way to control budget blowouts.
    The trick is to harness creativity.  On one hand it’s a balancing act between encouraging innovation, providing recognition and taking an interest in individual team members because they are individuals with opinions that deserve respect but also professional development needs.  have found this provides an outlet for creativity, a venue and opportunity for opinions to be heard and considered.  Importantly, But can this be sustained? One the other hand it’s about putting some processes in place that dampen but encourage creativity at the same time. Effective Learning
  • ALEARNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2010
    [Providers] LMS Business Model for Associations?
    In addition to providing consulting services, LearnGauge offers to learning system options: “We have our own Continuous Learning System (CLS), which is a Learning Management type system that operates differently from a traditional LMS,&# according to Chad. Let’s face it. There’s a wide expanse between the  free, open source LMS systems (Moodle, for example) and expensive, proprietary systems currently available. Wouldn’t it be great to find a system that fits our needs — and our budget? Too cool. Setting a meeting. The system is there.
  • ALEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010
    [Providers] Are You Following Up?
    What if you provided a way for everyone to post links to articles or other resources they’ve found online to a special networking space devoted to this event? How much of your budget is spent on the learning event itself — the face-to-face part, the cost of the developing the online course, or conducting a Webinar? How much of your budget is devoted to pre-work? How much is devoted to post-event activities, other than testing for certification? My guess is very little, if any. Too bad. Research shows that attendees can rapidly lose what they learned. Hmmmm. That’s okay.
  • ALEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010
    [Providers] More Justification — For Your Members
    Provide dollars and cents whenever possible: include overall savings (“Our attendees were able to save their organizations an average of $X as the result of attending this program.&# ) or other data that will help make the case for continued improvement as the result of attending. There’s more than just explaining why paying $XX to attend an educational program will be worth it to your members and to your members’ bosses… you have to convince them it will be worth it more than once. What new approaches will be taught? time?&#. Over what period of time?
  • OPENSESAME  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    [Providers] Your Guide to Creating OpenSesame Bundles
    Bundles, as the name would suggest, are packages of several courses that are offered together as to provide single, comprehensive training solution. By packaging courses together in this way, you can provide a training option that covers an overarching concept or theme. As a Content Specialist, one question that often comes my way is, “how can I, as a seller, market my material better on the OpenSesame marketplace?”. There are several different tactics you can employ in this endeavor. That said, one of the quickest and easiest of these techniques to accomplish is course bundling.
  • OPENSESAME  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
    [Providers] Course of the Week: Simplify Complex Topics
    Additionally, OpenSesame gives you access to a course for a full 12 months from launch, providing you with the option to refresh your knowledge as often as you need to feel confident. .  . The course includes inline quizzes to provide opportunities to practice what you learn.  . eLearning courses are a great medium through which to tackle complex topics. The delivery format of an online course allows you to pause the lesson to take notes and return to previous sections for review. Communicating technical concepts, however, can often prove more difficult then crafting emails.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] ScreenChump to ScreenChamp Review 3: Screencasting Tips for “Sending JibJab Cards”
    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? Can’t see the video? Watch it on Screencast.com !
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013
    [Providers] Technical Preview Program Participants Culture Snagit with Artistic Flair
    Those invited to the program have presented unique use-cases to TechSmith customer service, have been active in our GetSatisfaction community or have provided feedback to our developers in the past. One of the great results of TechSmith’s Technical Preview Program, which allows customers to test up-and-coming features of TechSmith products, is the enormous creativity that stems from TPP projects. Customers participating in the program may be measuring usability and their overall experience with TechSmith products, but that doesn’t stop them from taking artistic liberties every so often.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [Providers] Towards Maturity definitive guide to making the most of Learning Technologies 2014 for free
    They can provide you with great ideas to help you think ahead in your strategy. Our 2013-14 Benchmark The New Learning Agenda shows that learning innovation done well delivers bottom line results, and there is no better way to find out how to do this than booking a few days out to visit Learning Technologies show in London on the 29th and 30th January. The show is now just 2 weeks away but if you are hoping to pop along to the free exhbition, we strongly recommend that you PLAN ahead! Prior booking is essential so click here to secure your place. Theatre 9 [link] Day 1 - 11 a.m
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Providers] Towards Maturity Reflections on the 2013 CIPD Learning and Talent Development Survey
    It was great to see that the 15th CIPD Learning and Talent Development study consider, for the first time, social and collaborative learning, providing some useful insights into what is understood by the term social learning. For a long time in our own studies, we have deliberately not tracked completion due to the fact that so many organisations are using these tools to support just in time learning, providing the opportunity to for staff dip in and out as they need. Technology is rarely isolated but embedded in the overall approach to in-house learning.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011
    [Providers] New Internet Bubble hits Talent Management Market
    We know Cornerstone very well, and this is a very successful company that started life as a training content provider, evolved into a SaaS LMS company, and then pioneered the concept of an integrated SaaS-based learning and talent management suite. Likewise social learning tools are providing rocketfuel to the slow-growing LMS market. Remember the dot.com bubble of 1995-2000? I do, and it's back again. But this time it has a new face, it talks about SaaS, highly connected social applications, mobile apps, and talent management software. Talent management software?
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
    [Providers] Going global: what makes a successful international learning implementation?
    In this webinar, sponsored by CERTPOINT Systems, Towards Maturity’s Managing Director Laura Overton organisations to provide practical ideas to increase adoption and improve impact. Join Towards Maturity for practical advice on delivering successful global learning at this free webinar on 23rd of September with Laura Overton, Managing Director, Towards Maturity and Maria van Vlodrop, CERTPOINT Systems Going global: what makes a successful international learning implementation? This complex task demands more than technology and translation! How to register When ?
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011
    [Providers] Bizmedia and Towards Maturity form good practice partnership
    Bizmedia and Towards Maturity form good practice partnership 31st March 2011 London: Two leading players in the e-learning community have extended their co-operation in a bid to bring more benefits to users and providers of technology-based learning. Bizmedia Ltd- publisher of e.learning age and organiser of the E-Learning Awards- has entered into a new partnership with Towards Maturity, the not-for-profit company which promotes good practices around the use of technology learning in the workplace. The first of these will take a closer look at effective leadership development.
  • ALEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010
    [Providers] 14 Things We Can Learn from the BEST – Part 3
    Could you be providing more expertise as a facilitator? In training small group discussion leaders?       – Are you seeing the possibilities a database can provide for informal, just-in-time learning?       – Other than social networking (which should be assumed at this point), what other non-course options are you implementing to aid your members in learning?       – What job aids and other materials could you be providing your members to help them perform their tasks more efficiently? Remember, these are in no particular order. Organizer? At lower cost?
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2009
    [Providers] Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development
    The Expression Blend provides features to create and edit XAML files which in turn rendered by the Silverlight runtime. Expression also provides familiar drawing and editing tool similar to that of other graphics creation tool. We rarely need the superb data binding features provided by Silverlight or rich feature set of the Visual Studio IDE. Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). Is there a competitor to Flash?
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Providers] Web Design Consultant Makes the Case for Direct Marketing (book review)
    The web also provides increased marketing opportunities in e-marketing, e-blasts, and relationship marketing with its customer history, premium memberships, special offers and relationship building — all based on direct marketing. Tiia Holder is a web design consultant for New York Life. She designs and supervises the implementation of financial sites, which allows her to work closely with the project manager, product team, team leader and web developers of each project. This involves complete understanding and the content must be appropriate interpreted with the user interface design.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010
    [Providers] Training Consultant: What Every Trainer Ought to Know About ROI (Interview)
    Paul’s focus is designing and providing training and performance improvement solutions. [Editor's note: We've interviewed Paul before on mobile learning and learning communities when he was working with Intel. You can read that piece here.]. Paul Angileri is an independent Instructional Design and Performance Improvement consultant in Gilbert, Arizona. He can be reached through his blog There Is No Chalk , or via LinkedIn. Q. Paul, thanks for joining us again. Is there a single book that has transformed the way you approach corporate training? This is incorrect.
  • ECONTENT  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2014
    [Providers] Photos of a Winter Week in the Northland
    It is hard and time consuming work to organize and edit the pictures. I am providing them for free viewing and download. Folks sometimes wonder how one survives in the frozen Northland. It's actually quite easy and fun given one stays warm. Here are three great activities with photographs which I enjoyed during the past seven days: John Beargrease Sled Dog Race. Hiking over the Lake Superior Ice to the Apostle Islands Sea Caves. Competing in the City of the Lakes Loppet (42 kilometer Nordic ski race). Winter is fun; one just needs to embrace it! final comment. Thanks. Northern Life
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
    [Providers] Intuition Unveils Revolutionary Knowledge Management Platform by News Editor
    Intuition, a leading global knowledge solutions provider announced at DevLearn Conference & Expo the release of a new revolutionary knowledge management solution, Intuition Advantage. Blended Learning Design & Development Tools Design Strategies Development Strategies Emerging Topics Training Strategies
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011
    [Providers] Hurricane Performance Appraisal: Will Your Organization Hide in the Cellar, Board Up the Windows or Party?
    Organizations that know why they manage performance and what they expect to get from it, align performance management with the organization’s culture, goals and strategy, and focus on providing actionable feedback to employees will be the ones partying away this winter. It is coming – the annual performance appraisal. Similar to when a hurricane is about to make landfall, some organizations are already prepared (and thus looking for the nearest hurricane party!), ignore the problems with the process and keep on doing the same old thing).
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
    [Providers] Reader Reaction: Second Career Move?
    Michelle O’Connor: In the pharma and biotech industry, we have a lot of high-potential talent, and traditionally, our career ladders have provided enough opportunities for people to develop new skills by moving up or across the organization. are demanding that we deliver salespeople who have more business acumen, and most companies are supplementing their new hire training with ongoing coursework that helps their sales team develop deeper financial knowledge and a better understanding of how health care providers make decisions (cost effectiveness data, clinical pathways, etc.).
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
    [Providers] Some serious 50,000-foot level thinking and debates occurring tomorrow in NYC!
    In addition, there are a growing number of companies (not schools) providing higher education courses outside of the traditional higher education institutions. The traditional idea that education is something the government provides, free, for the public good, is coming under assault from an increasing assortment of new ventures offering for-profit schools, for-profit online courses, tests, curricula, interactive whiteboard, learning management systems, paid-for verified certificates of achievement, e-books, e-tutoring, e-study groups and more. Check out the agenda: 7:00 a.m.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Providers] Use Culture to Pave the Way for Change
    Understanding a company’s cultural strengths, then effectively tapping into the energy and emotional commitment those strengths engender in employees, provides incredible momentum to accelerate transformation. More informally, a CLO could provide opportunities for employees with similar interests to get together to talk about their work and their experiences adopting the critical behaviors. A culture-led approach to learning may be just what employees need to adapt to change and sustain change-motivated business results long term. JetBlue Airways Corp. principal.
  • OPENSESAME  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Providers] Back to School: Alcohol Education in College
    Cronce (2002), the most effective way to deal with the epidemic of college drinking includes multiple components, such as providing alcohol information, training in safe drinking habits, and giving feedback. Labor Day weekend is upon us, and that means school''s back in session for most colleges. While this may not be true for all new college freshman, going away to school is typically the first time teens get to experience a new level of freedom. Having recently finished my freshman year of college and therefore able to speak from experience, I know this freedom can be great.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Providers] Targeting Your Influence Part 3
    Upon hearing the question asked above, we used the group’s own data to provide a relevant, tangible, data-based answer. A healthcare manager-practitioner participating in one of my live sessions laid a challenge down last week, “What is my return for taking the time to target and map the core of my team? What can I expect to get back and what’s in it for my organization?” We often utilize the process of ‘targeting the core’ of a workgroup within my workshops, as I previously discussed in my last two blogs. The participants worked in 12 different companies and government organizations.
  • LEARNDASH  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Providers] Stupidly Simple Social Learning Strategy
    There are a wide range of options at your disposal for social learning, so let me provide you with a strategy for one tool that you may find of use: Social tool: a “Facebook” type wall for commenting. Social media is here to stay, that much we know. Yet I am amazed at the number of organizations that don’t take advantage of social components for their employee learning. The efforts I have seen just haven’t caught on because they weren’t used properly. Location: On the organization’s intranet or LMS. Required fields should be name, title, department, and a picture. That’s it.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
    [Providers] Towards Maturity’s Ambassador Programme increases its international focus with IMC
    One of Europe’s leading providers of learning and talent management solutions IMC, has joined Towards Maturity’s growing Ambassador Programme. It provides its participants with personalised benchmark reports to help improve the impact of learning technologies in their organisations. On the same day it will also be available to download for free from Towards Maturity’s online shop at [link] About IMC Since its foundation IMC has become an international leader in providing services and technology for learning, talent and new media solutions.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
    [Providers] 6 tips to ENGAGE Line Managers with learning
    This generates up front engagement, provides and opportunity to listen to the real challenges that they are facing and creates new ideas to bring into your solution design. quip managers through innovative Experiences Finally if you are providing any form of management or leadership development, do it in a way that models great online learning experiences. At the LSG Online conference this morning, we considered how the top L&D performers ( measured by the Towards Maturity Benchmark) engage with line managers to embed new ways of learning and improve learning transfer.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Providers] Upside Learning, A Leading Learning Solutions Company Joins Towards Maturity’s Ambassador Programme
    It provides its participants with personalised benchmark reports to help improve the impact of learning technologies in their organisations. It is its constant endeavour to develop and provide innovative solutions to its clients thereby impacting their organizational learning and hence, performance. For more information, visit: [link] 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.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2009
    [Providers] Analyse This
    Big Dog & Little Dog provide an excellent Instructional System Design Manual that covers analysis quite comprehensively. The data provides the evidence to support what you’re going to do next. From the instructional designer’s point of view, the term “Analysis&# fulfils the “A&# in the ADDIE Model, which in turn forms the backbone of the Instructional Systems Design (ISD) process. What is analysis? However the basics are really straightforward. Because that’s exactly what it is. It’s the foundation of all subsequent development activity.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
    [Providers] Business+MOOCs: Tweetstream
    KathiEdwards RT @brandonwcarson : Dream: Siemens, Downes, Griffith provide a job aid on how to design a MOOC. Tweetstream for #QMOOC during February 27 Hangout on Business+MOOCs. JeffMerrell thanks all! great session #qmooc -10:36 AM Feb 27th, 2013. loistweet Thanks to the rockstars of MOOCdom #QMOOC -10:35 AM Feb 27th, 2013. easnipes_sci Science via MOOC? qMOOC -10:35 AM Feb 27th, 2013. ViplavBaxi #qmooc – thanks Jay! -10:35 AM Feb 27th, 2013. kwheeler Would love to hear more on types of MOOCs, e.g. Stephen’s last remarks posed more questions that need answers. billymeinke.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014
    [Providers] Learning You Can Take to the Bank
    This prepares the audience and provides theoretical or foundational knowledge so the learner shows up to class ready to practice that knowledge in a specific way. Although learning is proven to contribute to business success, slashed budgets have put many organizations’ learning efforts on the chopping block, opening the door for blending learning. More than two-thirds of those surveyed by PricewaterhouseCoopers in its third global study on project management stated that project management training contributed to business performance. Determine What Really Needs to Be Learned.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
    [Providers] The Effectiveness of Learning – Ready, Set, Go! (Part 2)
    Analysis; Design; Development; Implementation and Evaluation, there are a number of additional processes that provide useful frameworks and disciplines for the development of e-learning materials. This post follows on from  The Effectiveness of Learning – Ready, St, Go (Part 1 ) which discussed the first four of eight points about implementing e-learning.  This post covers the remaining four points. Maturity – The overall “readiness” for e-learning depends on much more than the organisation’s experience with e-learning itself. There are cultural implications here as well. 
  • 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.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2010
    [Providers] Bouncy, bubbly or British? How To Choose Voice Over Talent
    If you need for multiple voices for scenarios and other treatments, finding one person to cover several characters provides a huge time and cost savings. Integrating the perfect voice into an online course, video or slide show enhances the audience’s perception and enjoyment of the program. On the other hand, choosing a voice that doesn’t fit can sometimes feel like fingernails scraping across a blackboard. It takes lots of talent and skill to be a professional narrator. Voice actors must sound knowledgeable even when they don’t understand the subject. Comment below.
  • TWITTERPATED WITH LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Providers] Analysis Questions for Learning Design
    Explore existing tools and resources, and identify the gaps between what these resources already provide and what is needed for success. I definitely favor successive approximation over the waterfall method; by prototyping early and often, you not only get a better sense of what will actually be most effective early in the process, when you’re best able to make changes, but sometimes end up refining the goals for the project itself. That being said, I think analysis is super useful, and I spend a fair amount of time on it early in most projects. The analysis questions I ask vary.
  • OPENSESAME  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [Providers] Marketing Your eLearning Initiative - Signage
    While digital communication is a great way to provide regular updates regarding your elearning program, signage can promote your overall training initiative and reinforce benefits of the program. Using humor can help reduce anxiety around a training program, as well as provide a creative way to advertise confusing or broad topics. My previous post in the “Marketing Your eLearning Initiative” series addressed ideas on how to use email as a method for advertising the launch of your program, new courses and positive experiences using the training. Developing Signage Messaging. Humor.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014
    [Providers] 7 Ways to Get Learners to “Buy” Your Online Training…And Return to “Buy” More
    Which eCommerce principles should we apply to eLearning to ensure that online training provides a worthwhile pay off? #1 CONTEXT: What’s the Customer Need? Stores—brick-and-mortar or eCommerce sites—want customers to buy their products or services. And recommend the products to others. Then, return and buy more. Similarly, for online training, you want trainees—whether employees, partners, or customers—to buy (or buy into) your eLearning content. And use and apply it. And rate it positively through recommendations and endorsements. And come back and “buy” more. Ask for feedback.
  • NUGGETHEAD  |  THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010
    [Providers] Lesson I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player | LearnNuggets
    Why couldn’t they simply provide a link to more information for additional leisurely reading? As we get into this series, I’ll be providing all the necessary source files for you to compare your work. Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter LearnNuggets Nuggets of Learning Stuff Home About Resources Tags articulate , eLearning , tutorial Lesson I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player by Kevin on May 20th, 2010 To kick things off, a note on the words: “Player” and “Skin”. Some refer to it as the Articulate Presenter Community Player while others refer to it as a Skin. button.
  • RAPTIVITY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] VIDEO LEARNING
    Essential is the basic package and contains three video based interactions, while Suite and its associated packs; offer many more video learning interactions providing different modalities - unimodal and multimodal. This summer I’ve put the smoker on my backyard deck to good use. I’ve made beef brisket, chicken, spare ribs and even grilled fish with it. We’ve enjoyed the variety of meat and side dishes that go with each. Summer barbecue season is thoroughly enjoyable. There are as many forms of barbecue as there are people who make Barbecue. Barbecue, barbeque or simply BBQ. Jadin, T.,
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012
    [Providers] Friday Spotlight > 2012 Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards
    , Enspire’s Houndstooth media arm provides design and high end media production for Enspire Learning products and custom services.  HT also explores creative projects outside the learning space in Austin and beyond. All this creativity finds its way back into Enspire work… a virtuous cycle. Every year, writer/director Richard Linklater ‘s Austin Film Society honors outstanding Texans who’ve made a significant contribution to film and entertainment, and non-Texans who have advanced the Texas entertainment industry.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
    [Providers] Enspire at the CLO Symposium
    Leveraging experiential business simulations to provide practice and insights. CLO Symposium 2012 is nearly here and we cannot wait for this exciting event. If you’re attending the conference, be sure to check out “Southwest Airlines: Developing Legendary Leaders, Southwest Style” led by Bjorn Billhardt and Bonnie Endicott, Senior Manager People Development at Southwest Airlines. Southwest Airlines has a highly engaged workforce known for its sense of humor and teamwork. Its culture is fueled by significant investments in leadership development.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2008
    [Providers] Training Standards
    At the same time, this happens to be an area where likely there will be high expectations about providing more than just training. Bill Sawyer posted in response to my Conversation Topics post. You can find posts aggregated via eLearning Learning - 100 Conversations. I've not met Bill before, and this was a great way to start. He is definitely challenged and thinking a lot about training standards. Bill has quite a few questions in his post: eLearning is suffering from the Beta/VHS or Blu-ray/HD-DVD challenge. In fact, it is probably even more systemic. For example, it is elearning?
  • GOOD PRACTICE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
    [Providers] The GoodPractice Book Group – The Final Chapter (for 2012!)
    Julie provides the excellent example of an instruction label attached to a jump lead: When we got talking about this, we realised that there are lots of other examples of job aids being particularly effective when they are in close proximity to the learning environment, from the instructions printed on fire extinguishers, to the laminated safety cards on aeroplanes. With 2013 just around the corner, we recently brought the GoodPractice book club year to a close by finishing our reading of Julie Dirksen’s Design for How People Learn. Chapter 9: Design for Environment. What did we learn?
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010
    [Providers] Noncommercial Isn’t the Problem, ShareAlike Is
    Attribution of authors: Attribution protects the integrity of an original work, and provides credit and recognition for authors. license may therefore require attribution of the author or authors, provided such attribution does not impede normal use of the work. The text of Stallman’s own GFDL reads: You may copy and distribute a Modified Version of the Document under the conditions of sections 2 and 3 above, provided that you release the Modified Version under precisely this License. Comments Tags: NC , open content , public-domain. Why not? Very soon now.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
    [Providers] What is 'Cloud Computing', and what can it do for Education?
    Well; “Cloud computing is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet.&# ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing ). I keep hearing people talk about the ‘cloud’ and ‘cloud computing’ So, what is it? Does that help? No, then how about … “The concept, quite simply, is that vast computing resources will reside somewhere out there in the ether (rather than in your computer room) and we’ll connect to them and use them as needed.&# ( Times Online, May 2008 ).
  • BUSINESS CASUAL  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009
    [Providers] Guest post: “What’s New in Human Trafficking”
    Loretta Sanchez and officials from the Westminster Police Department addressed the issue of human trafficking with community groups, human rights organizations, social service providers, law enforcement, students and faith-based leaders at Vanguard University, Costa Mesa. This is the 3rd in a series on human trafficking by guest blogger Tobi Aclaro.  ( See previous articles written by Tobi Aclaro.). If you’ve been reading my guest blogs , you know what human trafficking is, and ways to identify possible victims or a possible situation. Another point was to focus on demand.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] Higher Education: Friend or Foe?
    “The telecom industry was transitioning from providing only telephone services to other areas such as the Internet and television,” he said. Created in 2000 and managed by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, or CAEL, a national nonprofit organization, the Energy Providers Coalition for Education, or EPCE, has been creating online curricula in programs and courses related to a variety of energy industry jobs. Higher education institutions do not always graduate students with the skills and competencies employers need.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [Providers] Test and Review Course Content with Lectora e-Learning Software
    The User Testing phase gives users an opportunity to provide feedback regarding course structure, content and flow. This stage provides a development opportunity, based on the feedback received. Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Lectora Online. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. ReviewLink. Online Course Review and Collaboration. by Lectora. Empower. Mobile Learning.
  • WONDERFUL BRAIN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Providers] WHEN YOUR LEARNERS ARE ENGINEERS… BETTER KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE
    The Instructor’s Manual would provide all the labs, screens, teaching scripts and software application directions. It can’t be a secret that stereotypes are often well proven by personal experience. And in my many years building learning, whether facilitated instruction or elearning it’s a cardinal rule that instructional designers need to know many aspects of their target learner’s personality traits. One, and maybe the most important metric, is their profession. perfectionists. appreciate intelligence in others. creative within their field. dogmatic. risk averse. emotionally detached.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
    [Providers] Organizational Assessment First of the Seven Stages of Training Outsourcing
    This activity provides the information to develop a plan for how you expect to manage your operation with current and/or external resources and assistance. Getting the greatest value from any training organization, whether using internal, external or a blend of resources is extremely difficult. It requires a focus on process and in many cases, a transformation from conventional models to a new paradigm of running an organization that is strategically aligned to the needs of the business. This structured process is what we refer to as the Seven Stages of Training Outsourcing.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2009
    [Providers] Model learning
    The problem is, if the situation’s complex enough (and most are, whether it’s controlling a production line, or dealing with a customer, or…), you can’t train on all the situations that a learner might face.  So then you need to provide guidance.  With all the names to include, Dave pointed out we had even less space! One side was stoutly defending that what SMEs thought was important wasn’t necessarily what practitioners needed.  What’s a designer to do? That is, they’re causal explanations of system behaviour.  What’s yours?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
    [Providers] Thinking about Firing your Employee Engagement Partner?
    Solution providers in the space were quick to share that numbers were down and highlight the possible storm clouds on the horizon, leading to reduced performance and turn-over in high-potentials and critical talent roles. In taking a fresh look at this important topic, many HR leaders are looking at both their current solution providers as well as their own internal approach to engagement. They are also looking for solution providers who can partner strategically on these questions and help them develop a complete engagement strategy. ” Aon Hewitt. Stacey Harris.
  • ECONTENT  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009
    [Providers] Nordic Skiing Review (cross-country skiing in Minnesota)
    commentary: Bjorn Daehlie Ski Wear provides good wind protection and is good for all around training and touring. It's Thanksgiving Week, and the forecast includes snow for the Upper Peninsula, which means we should all be able to hit the trails soon. More than likely the first stop will likely be ABR near Ironwood, Michigan. Given my excitement over the impending snow, I give you my Nordic Ski Review for this year including my first ever Northstar Nerd Fashion Show! As always, it's important to point out that the NorthstarNerd never takes money to review any product. And now.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
    [Providers] Update from TaleoWorld 2011: Talent Intelligence, Mobile, and LinkedIn Partnership
    Taleo has made an amazing transition from a company that was primarily a recruiting software provider in 2008 to a full end-to-end SaaS-enabled talent management software company today. Taleo continues to be one of the top talent management software providers and its management team has a comprehensive understanding of the HR and business buyer needs. This week Taleo held their annual user conference and attracted more than 1,600 customers. As part of the event Taleo introduced two new product enhancements - one called Taleo Radar and the other a major announcement with LinkedIn.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Providers] A ?Sage on the Stage?? A ?Guide on the Side?? What is the Role of A.
    The role of the teacher was focused on providing individualized attention to students, and acted as a facilitator. Reply ↓ CelineM on April 25, 2012 at 8:29 pm said: Hello Marina, I think that teaching online provides the opportunity to think of the student/teacher relationship differently as well as the role of the teacher itself. The online teacher provides ‘a space for the learner’ as you say it in the video. The teacher is not at the center anymore, nor is he the main content provider. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010
    [Providers] Cisco Systems’ Director (formerly of MySpace): The 3 Ingredients for Building Innovative Training Teams (Interview)
    Technology is providing us with an amazing opportunity to collect rich sources of data about employee learning behavior and specifically how it impacts the business. Q. Kris Potrafka is a Director in the Strategic Marketing Organization at Cisco Systems.  He leads a team responsible for improving organizational capability and the professional effectiveness of roughly 1500 employees in the global Marketing community.  This includes managing a portfolio of programs, products, and services from change management to an online network of shadowing and stretch assignment opportunities. Books?
  • OPENSESAME  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    [Providers] Reduce Risk of Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure with Comprehensive Employee Training
    You must provide training free of cost to your employees that meets OSHA standards. Worried about bloodborne disease? Working in a high-risk environment? Get the knowledge you need to lower your bloodborne pathogen exposure risks with our tips and training! What are bloodborne pathogens? OSHA  defines bloodborne pathogens as infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. Pathogens are microorganisms including disease causing viruses, bacteria, funguses, and parasites. The three most common viruses posing the greatest threat are: Hepatitis B. Hepatitis C.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014
    [Providers] Demonstrating Training’s Value
    Technology enhancements do, however, provide additional opportunities that make it easier for this information to be captured Learning leaders remain divided about the correct way to demonstrate the business impact that learning has on a larger organization.  For example, Thomans Carins, of the Cairns Blaner Group, feels that this problem is a result of technology shortfalls. Professor M. third approach to solving the problem is one that could be referred to as a balanced approach. Implementing a pure technology solution would be costly and time-consuming.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011
    [Providers] Notes from 2005
    David Williamson Shaffer’s paper on  Pedagogical Praxis: The professions as models for post-industrial education provides a theoretical model, with three case studies (biomedical negotiators, online journalists and architects using complex mathematics), on how educational institutions can better bridge the gap between learning in formal education and learning in the workplace. provide clear & achievable goals, while also having. This is a continuation of my notes from 2004 … I see that 2005 was the year I started digging deeper into PKM/Networked Learning.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2009
    [Providers] LMSs that kick ass - OutStart
    Another Friday and another LMS that kicks ass! This week’s featured system is OutStart. interviewed Jeff Whitney, Vice President of Marketing. By way of background, Jeff told me that OutStart has two flavors: Participate, their general social software solution and TrainingEdge.com, their SaaS solution which includes LMS, collaborative authoring, and social media specifically configured to support learning. OutStart acquired Participate Systems in November, 2005 and since then they’ve enhanced the system extensively and integrated it with their other learning solutions. Thanks Jeff!
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
    [Providers] Adobe Captivate 5: Cached Projects Can Save You Some Cash
    " Rod went on to say: "The naming structure of the folders provides no clue as to which CP project corresponds to which cached folder. by Kevin Siegel.   After starting Adobe Captivate 5, take a moment to display the Preferences (via the Edit menu if you are using a PC or the Adobe Captivate menu if you are on a Mac) and select the Global Category. You will see two options in the Default Locations area: Publish at and Project Cache. Of course, you shouldn't confuse the Project Cache with the Generate Project Backup option, which is also one of the Global Preferences.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
    [Providers] Why you should come to IMPACT on April 10-13.
    Reason 4: The Industry's Leading Solution Providers. These companies will each bring their senior executives and we arrange them in an intimate solution provider showcase so you can meet with them easily during the conference, but not be inundated by booths of large halls like many conferences. Reason 1: Amazing Speakers. This year we have the most amazing lineup of speakers we've ever assembled. You will have the opportunity to meet some of the world's most expert HR and L&D practitioners in some fantastic sessions. And many more. Reason 2: Amazing Keynotes.
  • LEARNING CONVERSATIONS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2008
    [Providers] To open source or not?
    Some vendors are excellent at providing information and demonstration versions to look at. Can your existing systems provide the data in a compatible format? They will often provide online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), alongside manuals and examples of good practice. If the software supplier themselves do not provide support, are there third-party organisations that will? Sometimes the Core team may have formal accreditation arrangements with service providers which means the Core get a share of any revenue. ExeLearning ), mind-mapping applications (e.g.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
    [Providers] 50 Years of the Kirkpatrick Model
    Jim Kirkpatrick (is SMR USA’s vice president of global training and consulting, and presents workshops for and provides consulting to Fortune 500 companies around the world) and Wendy Kirkpatrick (is a director of Kirkpatrick Partners, LLC and a certified instructional designer)  have written a paper which honors Don, and takes a fresh look at Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels. In short, it suggests that providing excellent training does not lead to significant transfer of learning to behavior and subsequent results without deliberate and consistent reinforcement.
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
    [Providers] 2010 Thanks and Spanks via Dan Pontefract
    Appreciate the recognition you have provided me there too. If you are in fact a believer and practitioner of a new open & collaborative Leadership Style, utilize Enterprise 2.0 (or Web 2.0) technologies and at all times entrust yourself to a Learning 2.0 paradigm, you are the syrup to any plate of pancakes. Sure, we need those carbohydrates, but without that syrup, the pancakes taste more like cardboard, are a little rigid, and definitely are harder to enjoy. This entry is entitled “2010 Thanks and Spanks”. Leadership, Enterprise 2.0, Learning 2.0). THANKS.  . Chuck Hamilton. Evolve. You
  • SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011
    [Providers] The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.
    When this happened to us recently, we turned to Vanilla Forums to provide the answer.  Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For Your Next Training Project. While it’s still a new system and there are some kinks that need addressing (like fixed British spelling and a glitchy pay structure), it proved to be a life-saving last second LMS replacement. What do you do?  Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Jim: Glad you enjoyed the post, Liam!
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
    [Providers] “like changing tires on a speeding car”
    IBM Research provides a good metaphor for dealing with constant change in the workplace – &# like changing tires on a speeding car&#. “ How it Works &# is a 5 minute video by IBM Research that describes the changing nature of the way we work. There’s not much “new&# but it is well-presented and I think would be useful as an opener or adjunct to many of my workshops and presentations on learning & working on the Web. I’m sure many of my colleagues would find it useful for similar purposes. connecting & working with people far away.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2009
    [Providers] Learning games - some interesting ideas
    If we think about what the advertiser is doing…providing content and incenting the consumer to remember the content by creating an interactive element…then we CAN see some cross-over to the learning design side of things. I&# m interested in what you think of the games I linked you to. I’ve written a few different posts on games.  I love games - and i think games help engage people and make learning more fun. Worth skimming just to see the plethora of new jobs available that didn’t exist 10 years ago!). Each joker removes one of the items you have to find.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2008
    [Providers] 21st Century Learning: Why You Need a Personal Learning Network
    How can we begin to think that we, are our immediate colleagues & friends (perhaps 200 or so), provide a representative perspective on anything. He provides interesting explanations for why educational change is so slow. 21st Century Learning « Networked Family | Main | Transcending through Connectedness » Why You Need a Personal Learning Network Frustrated I turned to my PLN on Twitter and asked-- * What about kids talking to each other and learning socially is so hard to "get"? * Why is control such a huge part of school culture? Please leave me a reply!
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2010
    [Providers] A Great Start to 2010
    We’re looking forward to more challenging projects in 2010 to provide us the impetus to continue growing and innovating! We are happy to share that Upside Learning has again won global recognition from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and Red Herring. We have been included as a Winner in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2009 Program for the second year running. This program ranks the top 500 public and private technology companies with the fastest annual revenue growth rates in Asia Pacific over the past three years. The Big Question: Time Spent.
  • OPENSESAME  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Providers] A Word from the OpenSesame Development Team: February 2015
    In addition to providing a nice overview, it also links you right to the page with courses relevant to each topic for simple location of training courses. We’ve been off to a great start in 2015! There have been lots of exciting changes in our marketplace over the past month or so as we’ve rolled out a website redesign…if you haven’t already experienced them first hand on www.opensesame.com , you can do so now or read on for an overview of some of the new features. Mobile Responsive Design. What does that mean exactly? Browse Courses Overlay. Explore Pages. Starting exploring now!  .
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
    [Providers] Reducing File Size for E-Learning Media
    MP3 is a common format that provides a good level of compression without sacrificing quality. Let’s say you are developing a beautiful course on which you’ve spent a lot of time finding just the right images, audio, and video.  You are excited to release it to your students.  They, however, are not excited when the course loads slowly, the videos don’t play, and they use up all of their data plan to view it on their iPads.  This illustrates why it is important to consider not only what to include but also how to include it.  Some of these photos had a file size of 10MB or higher.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014
    [Providers] Search and You Shall Find
    Few learning management systems integrate with Google to provide a mix of written content with searchable context. Can IT provide an analysis of how searches are used differently by diverse categories of workers or even by individuals in learning programs? Graphical search results: Most search engines provide search as a text-based, linear list, but search will also be available in graphical formats, including infographics. What if we could provide a graphical representation that was richer and multifactored? Which search engines are used most often?
  • LEARNING ROCKS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
    [Providers] How much "design" for the instructional designer?
    Does my attempt to be helpful in providing ideas actually have the counter-productive result of hemming in the thought processes of the developers? When it comes to the instructional design in the context of traditional elearning development, how much of the concept design should the ID be suggesting, or to put it another way, how much of the visual design should be left entirely to the graphic designers and developers? I'm always as pains to make clear that these are ideas to try to get across a concept. So what am I doing wrong?
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [Providers] Lessons from Spam
    Providing platforms for employees to share their experiences with the initiative leverages their knowledge. Some interesting email spam recently landed in my inbox.well, interesting for someone involved in change management. The email had dramatic pictures of bald eagles, and its message was about what eagles can teach us about change. It claimed that a bald eagle can live to be 70 years old—a bit over twice its average life span—by going through a “rebirth.” This rebirth involves dire, difficult, and distressing physical actions—any single one of which would likely kill the bird.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2008
    [Providers] Using a Learning Matrix
    like grouping similar items in a single color and hence I keep stickies of a specific color against each category to provide that hint to the attendees. Being a non-coaching trainer at Thoughtworks University has meant that I'm the usual suspect to conduct retrospectives. The coincidence helps me practice my retrospection skills. In my last retro, I tried a Learning Matrix , which is really an "end-of-release" retro, but I felt could be useful as an interim retro to generate useful insights and ideas. The ones at the bottom represent ideas (left) and appreciations (right).
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2008
    [Providers] Using a Learning Matrix
    like grouping similar items in a single color and hence I keep stickies of a specific color against each category to provide that hint to the attendees. Being a non-coaching trainer at Thoughtworks University has meant that I'm the usual suspect to conduct retrospectives. The coincidence helps me practice my retrospection skills. In my last retro, I tried a Learning Matrix , which is really an "end-of-release" retro, but I felt could be useful as an interim retro to generate useful insights and ideas. The ones at the bottom represent ideas (left) and appreciations (right).
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2009
    [Providers] Preparing for Change
    This morning I was at a CIASTD seminar on managing change, we were provided with great tools and recommendations for reading. When I was fifteen my father told me that one thing I can always count on is that things are going to change. In the moment I couldn’t fully comprehend what he was telling me. Since that time I have learned this to be true. For better or for worse, I fully expect change - I know its going to happen. If you’ve seen the movie Office Space you may recall the workers reaction when they learn the company is bringing in “consultants” and “you know what that means”.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2010
    [Providers] Are you prepared to slaughter your sacred cows?
    Provide focus, structure, direction.  I’ve been thinking about culture change lately.  One of my clients is ready to leap into the web 2.0 world, but many of their employees (unionized workforce) are less enthralled.  Moving into web 2.0 for them is a big culture change.  And just wanting to change the culture is not going to do it.  As I read on Fast Company’s blog recently: You don’t turn around years of enculturation by simply granting them permission to help each other. Steve, that is a brilliant observation. . So, how do we do it then?  Hone in on the cows. 
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
    [Providers] Dev Corner - Building a Mobile App with Adobe Air, Project GoGoCast
    It is easy to check what device the user is on so you can provide different experiences if needed. Today's Dev Corner post is brought to you by Ben Rhodes and Dan Davis, two of our Flash developers. They used some research time to explore the possibilities of using Adobe AIR to build mobile apps. We wanted to build a video and image uploader to screencast.com for iOS and Android devices. Technology Approach. We developed our mobile app using Adobe Air 2.7, building with Flash Professional CS 5.5. and 3.x. Setup Process. You will need to get two items setup with Apple to publish your app.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Providers] #iel12 Thursday Morning Keynote
    Silicon Valley - looking out for own interests - Sustainably + To extent that for-profit will be providing "some of the components in the stack" + Business models need to support development + This is dicey + Higher Ed - clearer than K12. "These are the days of miracles and wonders" - Paul Simon DAU Status- Chris Hardy - 2011: Learning assets become part of the fabric of how the workforce does its job. Faculty update courses themselves. Should we be higher? We won't be able to make up the gaps otherwise. What might info tech be able to do? We can just sit kids in front of this!" iel12
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
    [Providers] Engaging the digital generation
    In this presentation I will argue that digital technologies and electronic networks provide fertile environments for the transmission of memes and that new literacies are needed to receive, interpret and comprehend them. I'm a keynote speaker for a conference being held at the University of Middlesex on June 29th. The conference is entitled: Engaging the Digital Generation in Academic Literacy , and looks like it's going to be a very interesting event. Other speakers include Tara Brabazon and William Wong. An analysis of students’ uses of social networking tools (e.g.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Providers] It takes all sorts
    VARK attempts to explain how learners differ in their approaches to learning, but unfortunately, it may also label learners with the result that teachers fail to provide them with full and varied opportunities to learn. This is a post for Ada Lovelace Day , celebrating women in technology and science. Today I feature three of my female students and some excellent research they have been doing. You may have noticed that over the last few days I have been posting abstracts from my third year B.Ed Primary education students. References Honey, P. and Mumford, A. Maidenhead: Peter Honey.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2010
    [Providers] Situated Learning Styles
    If you chose two dimensions as needing learning skills support, and needing motivational support, you could come up with a nice two way model that provides useful prescriptions for learning. I’ve been thrust back into learning styles, and saw an interesting relationship that bears repeating. Now you should know I’ve been highly critical of learning styles for at least a decade; not because I think there’s anything wrong with the concept, but because the instruments are flawed, and the implications for learning design are questionable. Would you buy that ?
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009
    [Providers] OpenGov: One big challenge? Or a thousand small hurdles : Tim's Blog
    sites as an issue for ICT decision making, rather than for team leaders and managers; There is no capacity to provide staff with internet-enabled mobile phones, even if a business case can be made; Staff are not aware of the ICT, internet access and mobile phone/internet access resources they can legitimately ask for; Permission to use Web 2.0 is granted ad-hoc but not enshrined in policy, so a change in ICT manager could make access more difficult; OFFICE TECHNOLOGY Computer only have out-of-date Internet Browsers (E.g. Sites from another part of the office, or another desk; Web 2.0
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [Providers] Saying more through Infographics: an e-Learning perspective
    This provides the learner a visually attractive and logical spread of pertinent information that can be easily understood, retained and applied. They provide an impactful solution that appeals to the new-age learner by enabling quick retention of information and it helps that the information is easy on the eyes! There is a lot that you can do with infographics and here is a compilation of some attractive examples that can provide some food for thought. Infographics is a solution for presenting information through palatable visual nuggets. What is e-Learning?([link]. link].
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011
    [Providers] a little understanding
    Hospital work, he observed, was mainly custodial. “If being in a hospital bed made a difference,” he said, “it was mostly the difference produced by warmth, shelter, and food, and attentive, friendly care, and the matchless skill of the nurses in providing these things. Tweet Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week. QUOTES: Indian PM “Knowledge combined with creativity and productivity has the potential to impact the social economic nature of a nation&# – via @stevedineen. think that’s the most difficult part of reclaiming ephemeral media.
  • ECONTENT  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011
    [Providers] Google Campaign Builder and Martians
    For instance, I could have provided reports showing mobile visits, or the geographic region visits generated by my web campaign. My more frequent readers know that I am trying to raise my Marvin the Martian Google SEO rating (SEO = Search Engine Optimation). While my campaign may be humorous, the topic of tracking how your guests interact with your web site is very serious. This blog post explains how I conducted my Marvin the Martian SEO Ranking Campaign. I'll show and link the tools (all free), and the resulting insight I gain via Google Analytics.  Here is an overview. 
  • SIMPLIFY ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
    [Providers] How Do You Handle a Star? – Provocative Learning Vignette 2
    Vignettes provide exciting stimuli during classroom training, eLearning activities and in social learning communities. This week’s vignette , The Star, is a story of John who is a star performer, but who causes problems as he repeatedly refuses to cooperate with his team members. How do you deal with a person like John? If he was your team member, how will you handle the situation? How prepared will you be to handle John’s possible adverse reaction? How will you resolve this conflict if you were Terry – John’s superior? How to Use the Vignette. Click here to preview “The Star”.
  • EFRONT  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [Providers] Professional Support at an Open Source LMS: Interview with Athanasios Papagelis Co-founder & Technical Director at Epignosis Ltd
    It provided an extremely wide array of functionality, but was still simple and easy to use. What is one of the reasons that SMEs choose eFront as an eLearning solution? Athanasios Papagelis - Co-founder & Technical Director at Epignosis Ltd: One of the reasons that eFront is an extremely successful eLearning solution especially for medium organizations is the fact that is well supported. How are you doing regarding support at eFront ? All the issues are visible to our support engineers and are tracked online for later reference to our clients. Finally we have bugs.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014
    [Providers] Social Times: 10 Social Media Predictions for 2015
    Learning Management Systems provide a critical repository for the administration and delivery of educational material. Social Times included Bloomfire CEO Trey Tramonte’s predictions for enterprise collaboration in 2015 in their end of year roundup of “ 10 Social Media Predictions for 2015 :” Bloomfire President and CEO Trey Tramonte on Enterprise Collaboration. File sharing will become an integration point, not a destination. Small will be the new big. Learning Management Systems solutions will lose market share to enterprise collaboration platforms. Featured News
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Providers] Deep Dive: Bloomfire Advanced Reporting
    Bloomfire Advanced Reporting provides a rich, detailed set of engagement reports that complement Bloomfire’s existing analytics dashboard to show the true engagement of your collaboration initiatives. Ever wished you could dive deeper into your enterprise collaboration data? You’re not alone. That’s why Bloomfire recently introduced Advanced Reporting, raising the bar on enterprise collaboration analytics. To check it out for yourself, watch this demo. Needs to be Categorized
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Providers] SuccessFactors Hires Gartner Analyst to Lead Development of HCM Software
    The cloud-based service aims to provide a foundation for global HR processes and local compliance. The software firm has hired Thomas Otter to drive the development of its core HR system, Employee Central. San Francisco, Calif. — May 10 Software firm SuccessFactors announced Friday the hiring of Thomas Otter as its vice president of product management to help lead the development of a new series of human capital software products. Otter will drive the product direction of Employee Central, SuccessFactors'' cloud-based core HR system. Source: SuccessFactors Inc
  • TALENTLMS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
    [Providers] Defining Assignment from Learning Goals
    We ensured that learners know how to apply the learning goals in a problem situation provided in the assignment. As a trainer, what type of assistance you provide? Successful assignment development leads to learning goal achievement, provided both are linked strongly. Assignments take the learning to a deeper level. If you want learners to internalize their newly acquired information, develop assignments that encourage them to reflect and synthesize. Adult learners bring with them amazing experiences and knowledge. Assignments reinforce learning goals. What is its purpose?
  • ELEARNING WEEKLY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2008
    [Providers] DevLearn 2008 - Day 1 Recap
    Provide self-starters (tools) with access to the best online references. Day 1 of DevLearn 2008 kicked off today with a great keynote from Tim O’Reilly ( @TimOReilly ), where he walked us through the Web 2.0 movement and how it has impacted learning and training. Here are some of the notes I took during his keynote: We should always try to follow the “alpha-geeks.&# These are the people who are constantly hacking and studying things in unconventional ways. They are often the ones who come up with the most innovative solutions and they tend to have the most fun. Web 2.0 Web 2.0
  • MARCIA CONNER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013
    [Providers] Business Rules, Simplified
    PeopleSoft provides you with the best equipment available to help you do your job better, not to support wacked-out extracurricular activities. When people ask me about the most healthful workplace I’ve worked in, I get a bit nostalgic for the years I spent at PeopleSoft. “What made it so special?” ” people ask. Recently I had the chance to talk with the co-founder of the company, Dave Duffield , who now is co-CEO at Workday, and told him what I share with others when they ask. Quirky, candid, and with the right priorities in mind,” I say. Have fun.
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