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  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010
    [Providers] E-Learning News
    Every month, I’ll scope out a LMS vendor – see their front end, administration side and everything in between and provide you with a review of the solution, with screen shots (if applicable).  You read it here first -Exclusive: - SCORM Cloud a potential game changer in the e-learning industry goes live Monday – June 7th.  If you are unaware of this offering or interested in learning more, please read SCORM Cloud Review. New section – Coming this summer:  Secret LMS Shopper.  Remember the days of the ol’ secret shopper in the retail industry? 
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Providers] Well worth a Listen
    Not too surprising there was one case where the application of technology was seen as a means to leverage outcomes while at the same time providing opportunities to rationalise resources, as in teachers, mmm. Not quit a predication but the title of a really informative, thought provoking and even controversial short series of broadcasts from BBC4 Radio by Sarah Montague called My teacher is an App that investigate ‘The classroom of the Future’, ‘The University of the Future’ and ending with ‘An Education Revolution?’ now that one was a surprise that I was most certainly not expecting.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
    [Providers] Lets try audio
    Depending upon your own approach to providing feedback, whether you read the whole document first or comment a section at a time, moving over to audio really makes little difference. Well back into the swing with the vle for the new academic year and time to try out some new I thought. Are there any specialist skills that need to be learned? Is it time/cost effective? How do students feel about audio feedback? So how can you record the audio feedback? Have you tried audio feedback for your own classes, if so then please feel free to comment and share your views
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
    [Providers] The LMS is Dead!
    partly quoted) There is a Take a Tour option that’s worth looking at because it provides a nice insight into the appearence and feel of the system in operation. Have you come acrosss OpenClass yet? It's a new kind of learning environment that goes beyond the LMS. It’s open to everyone, easy to use, and completely free — and it's making an amazing impact on education. Will OpenClass compete with Moodle, who can tell. If you have then please feel free to reply to this post. Personally, I make use of these features regularly. Is this typical of your own experience, please comment.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010
    [Providers] eProject Requests
    Links to Wallwisher provide extended to parts of classes. Since the email went out here at college offering staff the opportunity to apply for funded learning projects I have so far received a number of applications. For each of these I arranged an initial meeting where we discussed the level of funding, which takes the form of hours that would be paid for development time, plus any resource costing. All the projects will commence during this coming summer term. Below I have included a list briefly outlining each of the proposals. Identify possible disengaged/disaffected students and 2.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009
    [Providers] New Virtual Learning Environments
    In the first they simply used a note-card giver that provided them a wind strength script, that they placed into a simple block prim, every time they touch the prim, the chat channel display wind speed. Well this week I moved away from Moodle as my sole platform for delivering collaborative e-learningand started to make use of SL as part of my course delivery. We get around the college proxy and closed port issues by have a parallel network on a Linux subnet and dual boot PC facility in one of our workshops. For the majority of the students this was their first time in SL.
  • ELLEN WAGNER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009
    [Providers] A Taxonomy for Creative Abrasion, Part 1
    Taxonomy (from Greek taxis meaning arrangement or division and nomos meaning law) is the science of classification according to a pre-determined system, with the resulting catalog used to provide a conceptual framework for discussion, analysis, or information retrieval. As you.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009
    [Providers] Writing Microcopy: Tips and Pointers
    In addition to providing instructions and wayfinding, microcopy can assure users that things are safe and secure. Did you ever spend an hour writing a four or five word phrase or short instruction? During that time, you probably felt like an obsessive perfectionist—hunched over the computer trying to get it just right. Importance of Microcopy. Microcopy can make or break your product. Without a short instruction, users might now know what to do next. With the wrong instruction, users get frustrated. For thought I was supposed to click on the words, “click to expand.&# Seriously.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Providers] How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2
    The main difference between blogging and discussion forums is that discussion forums are less structured, while blogs provide a more formal way for learners to articulate their ideas and receive feedback from others. The main purpose of microblogging in MOOCs is to provide opportunities for synchronous interaction, such as a once-a-week live conversation. Microblogging and live webinars provide great ways for learners to converse with subject matter experts. So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
    [Providers] Gamification in Relation to User Engagement
    In the real world, where goals are fuzzy and rules selectively applied, gamification provides clear goals and well-defined rules of play to ensure players feel empowered to achieve goals. 3. Gamification provides many short-term, achievable goals to maintain engagement. By incorporating game-design elements into simulation it draws the player in and immerses them in the environment while providing a reward system for completing tasks or answering decision block questions correctly. SimCity allows for interaction through game play in the course of building a city.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2
    The main difference between blogging and discussion forums is that discussion forums are less structured, while blogs provide a more formal way for learners to articulate their ideas and receive feedback from others. The main purpose of microblogging in MOOCs is to provide opportunities for synchronous interaction, such as a once-a-week live conversation. Microblogging and live webinars provide great ways for learners to converse with subject matter experts. So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Providers] The Superiority of Backroads
    Still - for longer engagements, I have to keep in mind that if I can manage to provide different activities (not "ok, let''s change subjects" or "let''s look at another program on this computer" ) I''d likely have a better chance of having an engaged audience. My road buddy. - I chose to do a grand southern road trip for Up 2 All of Us and Ecosystem 2014 this year. My initial thinking - since it was easier for me to drive down to Greensboro, NC.then I was looking at turning around, driving BACK to DC, THEN getting on a plane to Orlando the next day.I might as well drive the whole loop.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012
    [Providers] In the Throes of the Thrash
    Actually - this one is HERE) And the solutions I've provided for the past 8+ years just won't scale to address any of that. Thrash metal and puppets. Doesn't make the process any easier - but it does make it a heck of a lot more fun to listen to. -- I've mentioned before that I am looking to completely redesign the learning environment at my organization. Because what I am doing just doesn't work anymore. My clients can't get the reports we need out of our current structure. And I can't seem to help them with what I have. For the reports, not really for access. Just one more reference.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [Providers] Coaching for Gen-Y?
    Many colleges provide career centers that offer free assistance in developing your resume, as well as general career advice. There are also phone applications and online tools that support or provide online coaching, such as My eCoach or the eCoaching Success Program. The economic downturn has had a severe impact on the job market for graduates entering the workforce. Many articles point to how increasingly hard it is for students to find jobs after they finish school. Coaching is one way that students can better prepare for the corporate world. Benefits and Drawbacks.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Providers] Questions I’m no longer answering
    And, an assessment that a vendor provides to see if your organization needs this training will ALWAYS result in you needing the training.  I’d have to say I agree with Donald Clark on the notion that leadership development is a crock. Can you make us a refresher course?   Our employees need more training.  Oh, really?  I bet they don’t.  I’ll bet that if their manager sat down when them and laid out clear expectations and then provided feedback to let them know if they were or weren’t doing it right, the problem would go away.  Would YOU take the training? 
  • ELECTRONIC PAPYRUS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2009
    [Providers] How small is too small for educational technologies to be meaningful?
    But many relatively new technologies such as widgets and micro-blogs now provide greater options for delivering educational content in tiny sizes to massive audiences. Using small, modular components as the building blocks of educational programs is nothing new to curriculum developers. In nearly every media, “the short version” seems to have growing cachet as users experience growing demands on their time and attention. The 60-second “microlecture” has recently gotten some attention as a possible viable new format to replace to the traditional college course lecture.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
    [Providers] Table: Key Advantages of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations
    Learning content not organized around the work context causes unnecessary overhead for the learner, simulation games can be organized to provide proper context. Recently I was asked a series of questions by a Ph.D., candidate about games and simulations to augment his literature review. decided to answer the four questions in blog postings. So here is the answer to the first question which is, “What are the key advantages of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations?&#. Game Element. Theory and/or Empirical Support. Key Advantage. Bandura’s (1986) social learning theory. 
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [Providers] Are Goals Always Good? No.Watch Out for Side Effects.
    A nice new review of research on goal-setting provides some balance in how goals can be used to guide workplace performance. The SMART goal revolution didn't always acknowledge some of the downsides, nor did it provide a Situation-Based Learning Design approach, providing learners with a sense of when to use goals, and when not to. The following (admittedly low-quality) graphic comes from the authors' working paper. The authors don't deny that goals can be useful and powerful. Instead, they focus on the negative side-effects that can occur. The authors: Lisa D.
  • KIRKPATRICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
    [Providers] Transitioning to Strategic Business Partners: An Interview with Sydney Savion
    In this 12-minute interview, Savion compares the progression that military veterans make as they re-enter the civilian workforce to how the learning and performance industry needs to transform a new generation of training providers into strategic business partners Kirkpatrick Quick Tip Vol. 2: #6. In this interview with Jim Kirkpatrick, author Dr. Sydney M. Savion discusses her new book, Camouflage to Pinstripes: Learning to Thrive in Civilian Culture.
  • THE BOGGS E-LEARNING CHRONICLE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
    [Providers] Patent Drafting Instruction
    Qualipat Selects the SyberWorks Hosted Learning Management System to Provide Patent Drafting Instruction. elearning. learning management systems. elearning podcasts. Competency Management. Dave Boggs SyberWorks, Inc.   SyberWorks e-Learning Podcast Series.   SyberWorks LMS e-Learning Implementation Podcast Series   e-Learning Lingo Podcast Series SyberWorks Training Center Learning Management System.  Join the SyberWorks Learning Management Technology Group on Linkedin.  Follow SyberWorks on Twitter.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010
    [Providers] Why learning pros needs to know about performance management
    Many organizations use the 5 point scale with the intent to provide a range of ratings.  tools can provide more real-time feedback opportunities.  We’ve all heard that everyone hates performance appraisals, haven’t we? Even Even the New York times has outed them as psychologically damaging (but they have a hate-on for PowerPoint, too, so perhaps there’s an anarchist somewhere in the ranks).  But, to hate the process is one thing, to ditch the whole thing , now that’s throwing the baby out with the bathwater.   And, it just might be wrong.  Web 2.0
  • 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.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
    [Providers] What is Innovation?
    Each organization is innovating (they must, to stay in the business) in different areas like better ways of doing things (process innovation) or just building new products (product innovation) or providing new services. Talking about innovation always opens Pandora’s box (see comments on my post Innovation in Indian Learning Industry ). Wikipedia defines innovation as: a new way of doing something or "new stuff that is made useful". It may refer to incremental and emergent or radical and revolutionary changes in thinking, products, processes, or organizations.
  • LEARNADOODLEDASTIC  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2006
    [Providers] Hey Wiki! Your so fine you blow my mind. Hey Wiki
    Editing a page on most wiki websites is made easy by providers who provide editing toolbars. Authentication – By participants logging into a wiki any addition’s to content can be authenticated providing accountability in terms of who said what and when. After setting up a very basic wiki, I have just started to take a look at the use of wiki's in education. My findings are summarized below and are based on reading the following 4 web documents and listening to a skypecast (link below). 1. Uses of Wikis in Teaching” [link] 3. Chien-min Wang Turner, D. Easy to share. 5.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013
    [Providers] Investment Banks Remain Top Employment Choice for MBAs
    22 A survey of MBA students and graduates from Training The Street (TTS), a corporate training provider for Wall Street firms, suggests that MBA candidates are receiving multiple offers as the banking industry continues to search for top talent. MBA candidates are receiving multiple offers as the banking industry continues to search for top talent, according to a new survey. New York — Aug. Offers are coming from the large bulge bracket banks as well as non-investment banking financial firms, such as consulting and private-equity shops, according to the survey.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
    [Providers] Recession Caused Firms to Delay Development Initiatives
    AMA Enterprise, which provides organizations with assessment, measurement and tailored learning services, surveyed top managers and executives from more than 300 organizations. Forty-seven percent of respondents delayed at least one program and 36 percent did so in several cases, according to a recent survey. New York — Sept. 13 For a variety of reasons, including limited budgets, most U.S. Forty-seven percent of respondents delayed at least one program and 36 percent did so in several cases, the survey. Source: American Management Association
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
    [Providers] How BigData Tools Helps HR Understand You
    When a store is underperforming at Lowes, the HR Analytics team can quickly provide insights to the management team to help them implement corrective action. Most business people have heard the term " BigData ," which refers to the analysis of massive amounts of transactional and business data to segment customers, pinpoint marketing, and predict consumer behavior. Target then sends you promotions for baby products (intermixed with ads for lawn mowers, believe it or not) which dramatically improve sales. And the list goes on. But the era of BigData in HR is now here.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
    [Providers] Lessons From The Best: 2012 Bersin & Associates Learning Leaders
    And of course innovation and technology has moved faster than ever: the winners Dextro, Vangent, Capital Analytics, KnowledgeAdvisors, Bloomfire, GlobalEnglish, Triple Creek, Allen Communication, Korn/Ferry, and Work4 Labs are all providing groundbreaking new tools and solutions which enable HR and L&D to transform itself. Back in 2006 we had a dream of building a new type of industry recognition program that would use the rigor of our research to recognize leading L&D, HR, and talent management programs around the world. About the Learning Leaders Program.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009
    [Providers] Beware the cloud
    provide the freedom to access my resources regardless of device. I’ve found personal benefit to moving more and more of my information into “the cloud&#. Web-based tools like Google Docs, Twitter, wordpress, delicious, etc. The development of smart phones over the last several years makes this model of data creation/access particularly valuable. With MobileMe and LiveMesh, we get the additional value of being able to store resources - via the cloud - across multiple devices. Good ol’ redundancy. All is not well, however.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014
    [Providers] FlipCon14 – It will be out of this world!
    When you register, specify Mac or PC, because TechSmith is once again providing screencasting software at no cost. For info on FlipCon14, such as how to register for the conference and  the pre-conf activities, or reserve a hotel room, click here.  As a courtesy to its readers, TechSmith is providing a Friends & Family discount code of $25. Guest post by Flipped Learning Network Executive Director, Kari Arfstrom. Whether you are new to flipped learning or an experienced flipped educator, this conference has it all for you. New this year: Boot Camp! Questions?
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
    [Providers] Complexity Continuum – A Tool for Discussing Interactivity and Effort – Part 4 of MindMeld
    An added benefit of this ILO is its ability to record a student’s choices and decisions at every stage of the “game” which provides instructors with an invaluable tool to learn about how novices become experts. In Part 2 of my series of blog posts on MindMeld , I had mentioned the Complexity Continuum that I like to use to illustrate how interactive learning objects (ILOs) can be thought of in terms of complexity of design and complexity of implementation. Why Invest in Interactivity? Simply put, it’s all about “learning by doing” rather than by absorption and memorization.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010
    [Providers] ASAE 2010 Annual: Leaders of Communities of Practice
    Web Courseworks is currently developing strategies for engaging eLearning communities with mobile applications, and I believe this learning lab will provide a good insight as to how best to actuate our initiatives. Associations are the hub of activity for "communities of practice.” Communities of practice are voluntary. Professionals join to gain access to peers, best practices, and education. What makes associations successful as communities of practice? Traditionally, associations have achieved the above objectives through face to face conferences.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009
    [Providers] Association LMS Report & the Entrepreneurial Jeff Cobb
    The Association LMS Report provides several benefits for technology or education managers. Jeff Cobb of Tagoras Inc. recently released a report focused on learning management systems for associations. Find below my interview with Jeff, discussing not only the report but also his life as an entrepreneur and his quest for a balanced lifestyle. Let’s start with Jeff. Often educators, especially those who achieve success researching and teaching in the higher education market, dream of private sector opportunity. Jeff is one of my heroes because he did just that.
  • ELEARNINGPOST  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2008
    [Providers] The power of good defaults
    They provide a decision tree on how to the select from the various types of defaults. Daniel G. Goldstein, Eric J. Johnson, Andreas Herrmann, and Mark Heitmann in their HBR article, Nudge Your Customers Toward Better Choices , describe how to design good defaults for your products and services. This is a good resource to refer to when designing online forms
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010
    [Providers] Workscaping, part 1 of n
    They are the aspect of workplace infrastructure that provide multiple means of solving problems, tapping collective wisdom, and collaborating with others. T oday CLO magazine’s Deanne Hartley interviewed me for an upcoming story about micro-learning. Is it a fad? Is it new? People naturally learn in small chunks. The only thing new is the label. On the way home from the Swiss eLearning Conference, my mind was racing after three days of talking with interesting people and spreading the informal learning gospel. jotted down ideas until my battery ran out. Now I have a 14-page paper.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016
    [Providers] Disrupting the LD Industry Technology Change Makers
    Scrimmage is leading efforts in broadening their footprint and reaching beyond borders to enhance their ability to partner with organizations and provide well-rounded learning and engagement solutions through their front-end partnership teams and back-end creative and developer talent. Active in the aggregator side of L&D, Pathgather focuses on providing organizations with a single point of access for internal and external learning, empowering employees to curate learning for one another and motivating employees to get recognized for their achievements. We will be watching.
  • LEARNING ROCKS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015
    [Providers] Elearning. L&D's hard to kick habit?
    But go to an off the shelf provider, or indeed, some bespoke elearning design companies, and something constrained by some or all of these vestiges of a time since past will be what you get. I was talking about elearning design with a colleague recently and we wondered briefly what constraints we had on ourselves that we ourselves imposed. Scrolling seems so self-evidently the right solution to lots of text, yet lots of authoring tools are predicated on a fixed screen format of design that not simply encourages the text 'n next approach to learning design. They won't say anything.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2007
    [Providers] Edublogs and The Magic Button!
    provide an enterprise blogging solution for schools and other educational institutions and continue to develop and support what they hope is the best blogging platform and community for educators, anywhere. In addition, they have plans to provide other educational tools in the future. Interestingly, Edublogs provides you with a MAGIC BUTTON , which enables you to import posts and comments from other blogging tools such as Blogger, Blogware, LiveJournal, etc. Link to Edublogs WHAT? Since then it has grown to host tens of thousands of blogs (+103,000 blog s and growing!),
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2007
    [Providers] Edublogs and The Magic Button!
    provide an enterprise blogging solution for schools and other educational institutions and continue to develop and support what they hope is the best blogging platform and community for educators, anywhere. In addition, they have plans to provide other educational tools in the future. Interestingly, Edublogs provides you with a MAGIC BUTTON , which enables you to import posts and comments from other blogging tools such as Blogger, Blogware, LiveJournal, etc. Link to Edublogs WHAT? Since then it has grown to host tens of thousands of blogs (+103,000 blog s and growing!),
  • WALKME TRAINING STATION  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
    [Providers] How Training Station Helps Your Organization
    By that, Training Station provides you with the required introductory information. Ranging from the vital concepts to long-term objectives, the site provides your organization with information to allow you grasp some few critical issues. Besides explaining various ways of boosting personnel training, the blog’s content also provides insights of optimizing training programs. Training Station not only gives advice on employee training and development but also provides examples of exercises and strategies. Additionally, it renders advice on all manner of subjects.
  • SUDDEN INSIGHT  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
    [Providers] My Top 3 Free Stock Art Sites for e-Learning
    Of the choices provided for images, Flickr and Google Images will be the most helpful. Note that Creative Commons isn’t really a search engine – it’s just a portal that offers convenient access to search services provided by other independent organizations. Wherever you get your “free” stock art, you should always verify that the work is actually provided under an unrestricted license. Summary: My top 3 free stock art sites are Every Stock Photo, Creative Commons and Dreamstime. That said, who doesn’t like free? Every Stock Photo.
  • DIGITALCHALK ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] The State of the eLearning Industry: Part 3
    The overall opportunity for the learning management systems providers. This blog post describes the learning management system market. We will review: Market segmentation for learning management systems. General size of the different market segments. Don’t forget to check out part 1 and 2 of this series! What What were your thoughts – did you leave a comment letting us know? If not, we’d love to hear from you! The post The State of the eLearning Industry: Part 3 appeared first on. Case Studies Online Training Platform
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
    [Providers] ‘Konnect’ to Liberate Learning from LMS
    The analytics module provides both a high-level and a drill-down view of the learner’s activities. How do organizations track the progress of learning? Have you felt that the tools and methods used to monitor this aspect are archaic? Isn’t it a challenge especially given that there are not many players in the market focusing on learning big data analytics? The solution liberates learning from LMS. We no longer need an active session to track the learning progress,” is the fundamental premise on which Konnect operates. An administrator can manage spheres from a common backend.
  • 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 ?
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2010
    [Providers] Witness to the power of 2.0 tools
    tools provide…up-to-the-minute information that I want. This is not your normal business post…only an observation of my personal experience with the power of 2.0 tools. Like many of you I have been glued to CNN watching the coverage of the devastation in Haiti. While I have a personal interest in the story, as I wait for word from a friend leading a mission trip in Haiti (sidenote: same location of my own mission trip in 3 weeks), I have been moved by the stories coming out of that country and how they’ve been delivered. tools. Woa…that’s power. Thanks 2.0
  • ALEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011
    [Providers] Making What’s Free Even Better!
    The “free&# version is very simple and won’t provide much latitude for providing tutorials that aren’t page-turners (or at least don’t feel as much like a page-turner). Many of you have discovered aLearning’s free tutorials — and have even invited your association’s members to access them, I hope (like I’m always saying, I don’t know who’s visiting… I only know how many are visiting!)… … But if you’ve been reluctant because of the clunky way the tutorials have to open, take heart! iSpring Free.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013
    [Providers] Placing MOOCs in the context of your organization
    However, in the world of MOOCs, this line is very blurred.  Do MOOCs provide content that is developed for the consumers, thus making it a product? Or does it provide a platform for content, thus making it a service? Similarly, because your content will not be provided to your employees in a classroom setting, the content has to be rich and enticing. The extremely fast paced growth of Massive Online Open Courses, or MOOCs , means that many companies are now evaluating how they can benefit from this training methodology. MOOC – product or service? Involvement. Content.
  • PROPROFS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015
    [Providers] HelpIQ joins the ProProfs family
    We made the decision to acquire the HelpIQ software product based on the fact that we were confident we could provide both ProProfs and HelpIQ customers huge improvements in service, features and benefits. Earlier this year, ProProfs acquired HelpIQ , a knowledge base software that enables users to create web-based FAQ’s, help, support docs and more. With HelpIQ, ProProfs recognized the opportunity to expand its ProProfs Knowledge Base features and benefits. It was a true win-win opportunity. Welcome to ProProfs, HelpIQ users! Media
  • LEARNING CONVERSATIONS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
    [Providers] Preparation for eLearning Network workshop
    XYZ Solutions Ltd is a 3000 strong global company, involved in providing outsourced IT support. On 23rd March, along with @bbetts @lauraoverton & @JulieWedgwood , I'll be running one of a series of workshops taking a fresh look at elearning. The notes below are designed to help participants prepare for my workshop. It will be very hands on and interactive. In the afternoon, in Laura's session we will move from this case study approach to one that is much more focussed on the participants' particular contexts. Background. Back office. Sales. On-site technicians. Helpdesk technicians.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Providers] EMR Training: Are You HiTech?
    According to  MedicalRecords.com , "The government wants to shift the health industry into the digital age and has provided reimbursement incentives and an electronic medical records deadline for those who adopt electronic medical records. Did I mention I had no functional class outline or materials beyond multiple giant binders with vague scripts that couldn't possibly support a positive learning experience or provide realistic patient scenarios? Each acronym deals with the healthcare industry.  and soon). Those trainers, in turn, would train the staff.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014
    [Providers] Survey Reveals Top Global and U.S. Locations for Dream Job Transfers
    Cartus Corp., a provider of domestic and global relocation services, asked several hundred relocation and human resource professionals, "If you could accept a job transfer to any place in the world, where would it be?" The United States and Europe are the most popular regions for relocation assignments, according to a new survey, with Italy and New York City topping the list. Danbury, Conn. — Jan. Overall, the United States was the No. answer, followed closely by Europe. Italy and Australia (tied) 2. France 3. New Zealand 4. Germany 5. Singapore 6. Spain 7. Hong Kong In the U.S.,
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
    [Providers] Pearson Partners with Two Universities on Competency-Based Learning Degree
    Faculty from both institutions are leading the curriculum design effort with Pearson, assisting in the development of 90 credit hours of online competency-based courses and providing custom curriculum and instructional design that aligns with the competencies established by the faculty. The program in organizational leadership will launch in spring 2014 and is expected to serve 250 students in its first year and enroll more than 6,000 students by 2019. Source: Pearson
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2008
    [Providers] ASTD TechKnowledge 2008 - Conference Planning
    In looking back, I first found a lot of posts that really suggested the key was having a good set of questions to provide a lens onto the conference: Be an Insanely Great Professional Conference Attendee Conference Preparation Better Questions for Learning Professionals Continuing Thoughts on Questions Do Learning Professionals Make the Worst Learners? ASTD TechKnowledge 2008 is coming soon in San Antonio. Now that it's less than a month away, I thought I'd sit down and try to do some conference planning. To help me prepare, I went back to a few previous posts on related topics.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2006
    [Providers] Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools
    It will also be used to help communicate with internal clients about the services they provide and how they can work with these clients. For this scenario, I've chosen tools that (a) I'm most familiar with, (b) are provide as Software Services, (c) are free - a big part of the reason I'm familiar with them. :) The tools are: PBwiki - www.pbwiki.com See also - Comparison of Wiki Software Yahoo My Web - myweb.yahoo.com See also - Social Bookmarking Face-Off Yahoo MyWeb better than del.icio.us, rollyo, et.al. Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective. How will it work?
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2007
    [Providers] Facebook Platform
    As I mentioned in my other post, it effectively provides an operating environment that knows about: You (your profile, interests, demographics) Your friends Your groups Think of all of the different Web 2.0 Stephen Downes picked up my post on Facebook As a Learning Platform. He commented: To be clear, I do not think that Facebook itself is really a learning environment. It's a large, centralized piece of software that is getting creaky with use (we've seen more outages and the PHP code is once again dumping itself into users' browsers). Linked in doesn't seem to suffer from that.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
    [Providers] Is there value in defining mobile learning and classifying mobile devices?
    think that this should be an easy thing to formulate to corporations, one big challenge though is that there is a very very very limited number of service & technology providers who can produce stuff that actually works across the majority of devices at reasonable costs. While writing our Mobile Learning Cookbook, I tweeted that. This simple statement served as a catalyst for debate of sorts that extended to Facebook and then back to Twitter. Andy Black jabbed at me a bit saying mobile learning has been around for a long time and that wearable integrated tech is the next wave.
  • LEARNADOODLEDASTIC  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2008
    [Providers] Connectivism Course: First thoughts
    George emphasised that you will find your own comfortable way and reassured participants that it might be slightly uncomfortable in the beginning - explained that tools will be provided to help deal with all the information that will becoming your way and gave some ideas on how to start. The course is a wonderful opportunity to interact with a passionate group of people who appreciate the potential of a connectivist mindset. So even though at present I don’t have time to fully enjoy this (yeah, yeah, yeah), I am going to have a good go.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2010
    [Providers] I couldn’t have said it better myself
    BUT, I think it would probably provide a better return on investment to develop your followers than the leadership development program du jour. Is leadership development a boondoggle? . There is a heck of a lot of money spent on leadership training in North America.  Many programs and they all cost big bucks.  I’ve never been totally convinced that leadership is the holy grail that some seem to portray it as.  Setting direction may be a critical part of organizational success, but it helps if you can actually make progress in that direction. 
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012
    [Providers] Skillsoft acquires Mindleaders: E-Learning Market Undergoing Major Change
    This acquisition comes after Skillsoft's acquisition of ElementK and 50 Lessons in 2011, and a string of other acquisitions including the acquisition of Books24x7, NetG, and other smaller content providers during the years. Making this all easier, startups like OpenSesame are providing corporate "bookshelves" of these courses, making them easy for business managers to find. Skillsoft, maintaining its position as the "biggest" provider, will have to continue to expand its titles and integrate them all into its platform. What is a MOOC?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012
    [Providers] Skillsoft acquires Mindleaders: E-Learning Market Undergoing Major Change
    This acquisition comes after Skillsoft's acquisition of ElementK and 50 Lessons in 2011, and a string of other acquisitions including the acquisition of Books24x7, NetG, and other smaller content providers during the years. Making this all easier, startups like OpenSesame are providing corporate "bookshelves" of these courses, making them easy for business managers to find. Skillsoft, maintaining its position as the "biggest" provider, will have to continue to expand its titles and integrate them all into its platform. What is a MOOC?
  • MINDFLASH  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [Providers] No Two Sales Reps are the Same. Their Onboarding Programs Shouldn’t be, Either
    has provided guidance, expertise and coaching to companies such as Bayer, HP, Microsoft and Oracle. Newly hired sales reps all have certain strengths, otherwise they (theoretically) wouldn’t have gotten the job. Correctly assessing new employees’ weaknesses is crucial too, however. Instead of onboarding new sales reps in the same fashion, focus on those weaknesses from the start so they can hit the ground running. Republished with permission from  Dave Stein. Mis-hiring isn’t the root of all sales ills, but it sure continues to run like hell for first place. No profiles.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010
    [Providers] Hey, That's Social Learning!
    The band director provides a safe environment and plenty of opportunities. Here are a few of the reasons why: Social learning – Provides opportunities to focus on interests and passions Has an innate expectation of continuous improvement Encourages healthy competition and – amazingly, at the same time – encourages peer mentoring One of my resolutions for the New Year is to be more like the band director – provide amazing opportunities and step off the stage. The concert featured six chamber ensembles, five of which were self-directed. These kids really get social learning!
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010
    [Providers] Hey, That's Social Learning! | Social Learning Blog
    The band director provides a safe environment and plenty of opportunities. Here are a few of the reasons why: Social learning – Provides opportunities to focus on interests and passions Has an innate expectation of continuous improvement Encourages healthy competition and – amazingly, at the same time – encourages peer mentoring One of my resolutions for the New Year is to be more like the band director – provide amazing opportunities and step off the stage. The concert featured six chamber ensembles, five of which were self-directed. These kids really get social learning!
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2008
    [Providers] New Measurement Job Aid
    It provides a brief rationale for each point. I've developed three separate several job aids in regards to learning measurement over the last few years, and I decided recently that 1 was enough, so I've integrated the wisdom from all three into one job aid, which I now make available to you for free. This job aid has several advantages: It's inspired by honest-to-goodness learning research. It fits onto one page. It prompts users to audit their current practices. It prompts users to take action for improvement. It includes contact information for further inquiries. It's free.
  • OPENSESAME  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Providers] Effective Training Visuals—Directing the Eyes
    As before, we’re going to provide visual examples of guidelines drawn from the book Visual Language for Designers: Principles for Creating Graphics that People Understand by Connie Malamed. This is the second in a series of blog posts intended to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering the effectiveness of the visuals they include. The first in the series was about organizing elements within a visual to ease perception. This time, we’ll “focus” on directing the eyes of viewers to particular elements on the screen (sorry, bad joke—I couldn’t stop myself). Position. Emphasis.
  • GOOD TO GREAT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
    [Providers] What you should look for when doing a QA
    Subscribe via email on the right to make sure you don’t miss my next post, providing three simple tips for efficient, effective QA.). Last week I set out the benefits of QA. But what does ‘QA’ actually mean? To many people, it is synonymous with ‘proof-reading’, but that’s a very simplistic view. QA stands for quality assurance, and that means quality in every respect. If you were QA-ing a newspaper article, the review would of course cover spelling and grammar. But it would also cover factual accuracy, tone of voice, sources for quotations and so on.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
    [Providers] A Conversation with Dan Hull Author of Career Pathways for STEM Technician
    Call me a geek, but the book I recently started that’s on the top of my summer reading list is “Career Pathways for STEM Technicians,” written and compiled by Dan Hull through a $75,000 National Science Foundation grant sponsored by the University of Central Florida. Dan Hull sent me a complimentary copy of the first run of 2,000 editions that he is giving away to selected organizations, companies and educators across the country.  At the time of this writing in late August, I had the opportunity to talk with him, as his book was getting prepared for sales in both printed and digital formats.
  • ELLEN WAGNER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2009
    [Providers] MacArthur Funds Cal-Irvine Digital Media Learning Research Hub
    A newly-created Digital Media and Learning Research Hub located at the University of California-Irvine will provide a international center to nurture exploration of and build evidence around the impact of digital media on young people's learning and its potential for.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015
    [Providers] Latest #MOOC on #ContentStrategy. Week 1
    The MOOC went some way towards providing examples of the differences, but for me the differences seem to be so subtle that they’re indistinguishable. It was great to read this approach to the structure and availability of the resources, We know that some people like a traditional classroom structure but others do not want to be confined to a six week framework where some material is provided each week so we have provided all of the materials from day one to let you make your own choice about how you want to participate. Learning How To Learn. This weeks theme. link].
  • VIKAS JOSHI ON INTERACTIVE LEARNING   |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
    [Providers] Active Learning - Unleashing the Power of Scenarios and Activities
    Imagine a set of questions the learner has to answer, based on the information provided. Strategies promoting activities that involve students in doing things and thinking about what they are doing is called Active Learning, proclaims a white paper by Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, an education-for-all movement that aspires to educate over 200 million children. Active learning is not just for children. Active learning is a great way to achieve comprehension, application and analysis- three key middle layers of Bloom's taxonomy - in adult learning. In this post, I give a few examples. Examples?
  • VIKAS JOSHI ON INTERACTIVE LEARNING   |  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007
    [Providers] Delivering an Interactive Webinar
    Someone asked where to get more information on Silverlight, and before I could answer, another participant had provided a web site link. eLearning Guild’s online symposium is a great way for people to meet at a conference without the need to travel. The symposium for May 17 and 18, 2007 was titled 'New Techniques for Designing and Developing e-Learning Interactions' and would be keynoted by Patty Shank. My topic was 'Rapid Interactivity Building for True Learning Outcomes'. We went online, Karen made introductions, and asked me where I was. Would the next slide do the trick?
  • VIKAS JOSHI ON INTERACTIVE LEARNING   |  SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2009
    [Providers] eLearning Shows the Way!
    A digital cinema provider from Hollywood will soon start using Raptivity for sales presentations. The owner of a Spanish humanities and technology web site has plans to use Raptivity for enhancing his web portal. Raptivity , the e-learning tool? Yes, and no. Yes, because in essence, both will use the same Raptivity software we use in e-learning. No, because their versions of Raptivity - Raptivity Presenter and Raptivity Web Expert - are specially adapted to support presentation making and web development respectively. What is happening here? How does this process work?
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010
    [Providers] Unlocking the Power of Lectora Variables, Part 1
    My next few posts will attempt to provide a primer on using Lectora variables to accomplish a few basic tasks. Hopefully this post is helpful to those of you exploring Lectora variables for the first time. I’ll provide another example in my next post. By Jay Lambert. As we network with newer Lectora developers, we are often asked to clarify the use of variables in the tool. As a reminder, variables within Lectora hold key pieces of information that you can later refer to and act upon. Once you begin using them, all sorts of possible uses will emerge. Navigation example.
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2010
    [Providers] 3 Ways to Link in Lectora
    Lectora is a popular tool for creating e-Learning content for exactly this reason--it provides multiple ways to solve problems. Using this method you access Lectora's actions which provide an easy way to start a lot of tasks. by Jonathan Shoaf. As a developer you learn quickly that there are always multiple solutions to a problem. This can be frustrating at first but soon you learn the benefits and drawbacks of each individual solution. In this blog post I'm going to talk about one example of this: hyperlinks. Problem. Which approach do you use? Solution. Using a Lectora Action.
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014
    [Providers] Making a Game Out of Software Simulations
    So, one of the challenges with designing the training was figuring out how to provide the repetition needed to build fluency, without it feeling repeatedly boring for the learners. The game starts with a playful, fictional backstory, which provides a reason for needing to complete the selected tasks in the software quickly and accurately. By Shelley A. Gable. recently worked on a lengthy course that included a lot of software training. The intent of the training was not only to introduce learners to the software, but also to build fluency with several key tasks. Backstory.
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2009
    [Providers] Do Your eLearning Lessons Appeal to a Variety of Learning Styles?
    Admittedly, the summary provided here of Gregorc's model is oversimplified. However, it should give you a sense of the type of insight it provides into how people learn differently from one another. By Shelley A. Gable. took a course on learning styles a few years ago. The instructor pointed out that training practitioners tend to design instruction that caters to their own dominant learning styles. Although this may be the most comfortable approach for the one designing the training, it may result in some learners being left behind. The point? visual, auditory, kinesthetic).
  • BIG DOG, LITTLE DOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
    [Providers] Using Kirkpatrick's Four Levels to Create and Evaluate Informal & Social Learning Processes
    Provide a microblogging tool, such as Yammer, to help others to ask about lessons learned that might pertain to their problems and to tweet lessons learned. In my last post, The Tools of Our Craft , I wrote how the Four Level Evaluation model is best used by flipping it upside down and that it can be used to evaluate informal and social learning. In this post, I want to expand on the second point—evaluating informal and social learning. Backwards Planning and Evaluation Model. 1. Results or Impact - What is our goal? 2. Learning - What must they learn to be able to perform? 4.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
    [Providers] Scaling the MOOC
    They would be assessments that are not pre-designed, but may result in the some of the same competencies being demonstrated as in the traditional “designed” assessments or in outcomes that provide alternate manifestations of competencies. My favorite example from school is of a fellow student who had enough time in his exams to provide three different ways of solving the same math problem, one of which was really the “expected” method. For I read with interest Audrey Watters’ commentary on Scaling College Composition. Chaos elearning 2.0
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011
    [Providers] Parallel Universe of Education
    By incorporating best practices or providing some way of merging the two operations – we could gain standardization, make existing educational system more relevant – basically improve the aspects lacking in both types of operations. The same industry could be then grown to do online tutoring for foreign students, filling in for absentee teachers, providing academic support to students, research and so many other things. have always believed that this marketplace place is under-represented, specially the informal side of it. First, some background. It is really neither.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2011
    [Providers] LAK11: From taxonomies to folksonomies and back: The Semantic Web
    SKOS seems to be an initiative that provides a migration path. SKOS—Simple Knowledge Organization System—provides a model for expressing the basic structure and content of concept schemes such as thesauri, classification schemes, subject heading lists, taxonomies, folksonomies, and other similar types of controlled vocabulary. Before social media happened to us, there were vocabularies such as the ones encountered in the Semantic Web. You could see these everywhere – from programming languages to news to business. The S1000D standard emerged to describe equipment. Filed under: 3.0
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
    [Providers] Learning to the Rescue: The FDIC’s Thom Terwilliger
    About a year and a half after Terwilliger started as the top learning professional for the independent government agency responsible for providing deposit insurance to most of the United States’ banks, the country’s financial system collapsed. We are providing learning and development for [new] parts of the organization. The FDIC’s top learning executive works to build off the just-in-time mentality that helped get the agency’s employees through the worst of the financial crisis. Holdings Inc.’s In 2007, the beginning of the recession, there were three.
  • WALKME TRAINING STATION  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
    [Providers] The Benefits of Using Training Station for Employee Training
    So if you need help improving your organization’s personnel development program then their articles can provide you with the help you need. Finally, it’s worth mentioning that the site not only provide advice on personnel training and development, they also provide examples of learning exercises and strategies. These samples are meant to provide organizations with additional options by which to improve their training programs. Training Station is a blog that focuses around employee training, personnel development and other related matters. Conclusion.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2010
    [Providers] New online training for Captivate 4
    monthly subscription of $30, provides you access to the 780+ courses on VTC. The Virtual Training Company (VTC) has introduced a comprehensive online training module for Captivate 4. The course is authored by Mark Fletcher , one of our most active community experts, multiple years running. believe at this price, the VTC course is the most comprehensive coverage of Captivate (also, the first 3 modules are free). The course runs 9 hrs, but is well organized into comfortable 4-5 minute modules. Also check out these other training resources: Lynda.com’s Cp tutorial.
  • SKILFUL MINDS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010
    [Providers] Wayfinding, Purposive Desire, and Service Design
    Not to mention the direct costs to the grocer in providing the disposable bags. My last post dealt with transformations in the grocery shopper's service journey in the United States since the late 19th century after creation of the shopping bag. In recent years, local and state governments, grocery and other retailers, as well as many shoppers increasingly understand the environmental impact of using so many disposable bags, whether paper or plastic.
  • SKILFUL MINDS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010
    [Providers] Learnable Services, CRM, and Social Business Design
    increasingly think it provides a basic framework to think about as an overall framework for social business design. Marketing, especially social media marketing, and learning are both essential components of a dialogue strategy for customer experience design and management. dialogue strategy builds on the assumption that companies learn more from customers when customers learn from them, and doing so benefits both. social business design brand Customer Experience Management empathy with customers engagement SCRM social CRM social media social networking
  • SKILFUL MINDS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2009
    [Providers] Shaping Social Business Ecosystems as Learnscapes
    The emergence of social media provides people inside and outside organizations with a way to actively speak about, speak to, and engage the product and service offerings of enterprises. Currently, 25% of search results for the World’s Top 20 largest brands are links to user-generated content and 34% of bloggers post opinions about products & brands. Enterprises, on the other hand, listen to, engage, and act on insights gained from social media. Social Networks Web 2.0 brand Dachis Group e-Learning 2.0 Innovation learnscapes social network user experience wiki
  • SKILFUL MINDS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2009
    [Providers] Brand Experiences are for Employees and Customers
    The topics discussed at Skilful Minds fall in a range of challenges involved in translating strategic business goals, and the complex needs of people, into exceptional experiences, for employees who provide products and services and those who consume them, whether the latter are customers, users, learners, or just plain people. Brands Change Management Customer Experience Experience Design social media brand dialogue PR 2.0
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
    [Providers] The Anatomy of Bad Communication
    Taking care of these can help: Ensure you get what you expect from a job ( at least your boss may understands what you want even if unable to provide it ) Prevent employees/team members from being demotivated Set the right expectations with a client Prevent "I don't think you understand what I meant" moments Motivate people to take the desired actions And most importantly, ask the right questions Increasingly, in today's complex, information-loaded, globally-scattered work environment, effective communication is the key to business success, team bonding, a unified workforce. You ain’t!
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009
    [Providers] In Response: Accidental Instructional Designers #dl09--Part II
    Most often, these will also be a lot quicker and a hell of a lot cheaper in providing the information needed than a full-fledged training program. Mulling over the comment by Brent Schlenker: "I see New ID as being more about aggregating and monitoring the existing content streams. And identifying the critical information, highlighting it, and improving upon the media that explains or clarifies the content" in Cammy Bean's post: Accidental Instructional Designers #dl09. Training programs may go the Conde Nast way. Then, where do we stand as professional designers of training?
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2009
    [Providers] Dealing with Ambiguity!
    And most importantly, not feel a perfect fool when asked to provide details you are unable to tell. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity! Gilda Radner I have just written a short post on life being in a state of perennial beta. And the importance of dealing with ambiguity. think as a literature graduate who spent years seeped in metaphors and symbols of words, ambiguity is a little easier to handle. Why is ambiguity important? Lack of planning is chaos.
  • LEARNNOVATORS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013
    [Providers] LEARNNOVATIONS ~ Looking Back, Looking Forward
    ” “ ADL is considering how to provide soldiers on the battlefield with the information they need at the precise moment of need.” As this wonderful year comes to a close, we wish to take a look back at our little journey, which presented us with some great learnings about ‘learning’. We want to stop here for a moment and thank you for all the amazing support and encouragement that you had showered upon us along the way. We are also excited to give you a quick peek into what we have for you in our journey in this New Year. So, here we go…. Looking Back at 2013.
  • JANE HART  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
    [Providers] Key social learning resources: Part 4
    social , I provided some examples of how I think L&D can learn from what their people are already learning socially (with social media) and how they might encourage and engage  others to do so too. This article first appeared on TrainingZone on 25th September 2011. This is the fourth and final instalment of my weekly articles curating key social learning resources for TrainingZone’s social learning month. 1. This week we start with a posting by Mark Britz, Nature finds a way. “A simple truth revealed – people will connect, people will share, people will collaborate.
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010
    [Providers] Role of Standards in Learning: Xyleme Voices Podcast Interview
    In late 2009, I was privileged to be invited by Colorado-based LMS provider Xyleme Inc. to participate in their Xyleme Voices series of podcasts. Role of Standards in Learning: Xyleme Voices Podcast Interview is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.
  • WONDERFUL BRAIN  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
    [Providers] ARTICULATE NON EST REX – 3 REASONS HIGHER ORDER LEARNING IS BEYOND THE MOAT
    If you’re happy to live and feed at the bottom—and by this I mean the lowest end of the taxonomy, providing simple information transfer or at best skills and recall that ask little of the learner you can default to what is easiest. Articulate provides very limited options in terms of interfaces, screen designs, and interactivities (there are 10 out of the box – like drag and drops and the like) that cause developers to suspend inventive screen design to push material out on tight schedules. Like most subjective or creative ventures, it comes down to choices. The Ubiquity of Easy.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010
    [Providers] #IEL2010 Serious by Design
    Needs provide basis for conflict and social learning - Stereotypes quickly est. social and operational structure, but the stereotypes MUST be familiar Place – where am I? What conditions must be met to achieve goals - Physics - Interface - Likeness / Difference to real world - How fast characters can go, effects of weapons / resources, how much learners can actually see - Requirements for the underlying simulation that provides the game world environment. Can be limitation in simulation. Explanation for particular actions etc. Could be multiple times. Need ability to measure.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010
    [Providers] Learning Language on the Web
    The following provides a nice article of how people are learning language on the web. Because they provide a way for learners to overcome the fear of initially speaking to others in a foreign language, learners may be more willing to practice for real, which of course will aid their learning NYTimes Article From a learning standpoint, here are some research-based reasons that these interfaces might be good in helping people learn a language: Most of the learners are motivated to learn a language. Learners get feedback on their retrieval-practice efforts.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
    [Providers] Know any Outstanding Teachers? Of Course you do! Nominate Them
    Do you know a 7th-12th grade teacher who provides excellent mathematics or science instruction to his or her students? Then please consider nominating him or her for a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Anyone—researchers, parents, or members of the general public—may nominate a 7th-12th grade teacher by completing the nomination form available on the PAEMST website. To submit a nomination, you only need the teacher’s contact information. Up to 108 teachers may be recognized each year. The Nomination Deadline is April 1, 2015. Out and About
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
    [Providers] Workshop Resources
    Also, here are some links that provide some additional information about what we discussed in the workshop. Recently, I had the chance to conduct a fun and engaging workshop called Innovative Learning Techniques: Games, Social Learning and Interactive Stories. We had a great deal of fun. One of the first things we did was reconceptualize the ARCS model. Here are some images of the work. We also spent some time creating instructional stories, a big part of learning is storytelling. Here is one of the flowchart boards from our storytelling exercise. Here are the slides from the workshop.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
    [Providers] Touch Enabled 3D Collaboration
    3D worlds and environments are ideal for collaboration and provide rich environments to foster innovation and working together across geographical boundaries. My friends over at Proton Media continue to do great things in the 3D space, just recently they announced the latest version of ProtoSphere, the first enterprise-ready 3D virtual collaboration environment optimized for touch-enabled devices like iPad, Microsoft Surface Pro, and even Perceptive Pixel. So you can now have a 3D virtual experience from your own tablet or iPad. Ability to view web-based content on Media Boards.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2010
    [Providers] Seeking Middle School Teacher Educational Game Testers
    Here is a video providing an overview of the game. I am co Principle-Investigator on a project team called Simulation and Modeling in Technology Education (SMTE) which is part of a National Science Foundation five-year project to develop and research the academic potential of a hybrid instructional model that infuses computer simulations, modeling, and educational gaming into middle school technology education programs. The instructional video game we are creating as part of the model is aimed at middle school students in technical educational programs. 3D worlds Games video games
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