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  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2013
    [Providers] The moot point of MOOCs
    also think the business model will become sustainable, as soon as the providers adopt a freemium model. The only people who seem to care are the MOOC providers themselves (naturally), the proponents of formal learning, and the ever-present killjoys. To the MOOC providers I say: Adopt the freemium model already! Some people are head-over-heels in love with MOOCs. Or perhaps more accurately, the idea of MOOCs. They believe the new paradigm will democratise – and even revolutionise – education. happen to stand somewhere in the middle. just don’t buy it.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
    [Providers] Reflections on Harold Jarche’s solid posting, “Less is more”
    From DSC: In the corporate world, my thought is to provide the training as to where and how employees can get/stay in the know — especially by encouraging the use and ownership of blogs, social media, and developing/leveraging their personal learning networks.  But also to provide the infrastructure and tools — the plumbing if you will — to allow for people to quickly connect with each other and to easily share information with each other (i.e. Less is more — from Harold Jarche. Donald Clark. to develop their own learning ecosystems).
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013
    [Providers] Study shows how classroom design affects student learning
    How can we provide a learning environment that’s more under the students’ control? i.e. How can we provide — using the same exact learning space — “volume knobs” for students’ auditory and visual channels? Study shows how classroom design affects student learning — from fastcodesign.com by Kyle VanHemert. new study shows how color, lighting, and other classroom design choices can have a huge impact on student progress. The difference between the best- and worst-designed classrooms covered in the study?
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013
    [Providers] 7th graders publish their own textbook [Vincent]
    Also see: Readz launches to provide publishers DIY solution to optimize content for tablets – from betakit.com by Humayun Khan. 7th graders publish their own textbook — from learninginhand.com by Tony Vincent. outstanding free books for your iPad – from educatorstechnology.com. Excerpt: Below is a list of some excellent books for your iPad. have curated this list over  the last couple of months and I kept adding to it every time I stumble upon a resource somewhere online.I Check out these books I selected for you. All of them are free and require iBooks. Enjoy.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012
    [Providers] Balancing task and people
    I’m working with a client who is providing their employees who need to work across country boundaries with some training on how to best design and deliver an online meeting. As we’ve worked through some of the nuances, I found myself sketching this and thought I’d share it as a way of thinking about blending different communication options and digital supports. The “+” means ADD and the “~ ” means ONLY (I doubt it means that, but couldn’t think of another symbol to represent!). Performance Support Social Learning
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
    [Providers] Canada’s learning technologies are HOT!
    It’s an elegant way to provide end user training. Most of what I see around learning and technology (especially as it relates to Canada) is focused on MOOCs (for lots of news and commentary, Stephen Downes is a must read). But, there seems to be less coverage on learning technologies or products/services focused on the corporate markets. Maybe it’s a bit more fragmented as a market. I’m not an analyst, so these are simply my observations. Here are some interesting new companies in the learning/technology industry and kind of chuffed that they are Canadian!
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013
    [Providers] The nature of e-learning in Australia
    Buzzword or not, MOOCs provide an unprecedented opportunity to source high-quality content from some of the world’s most respected institutions. This post is written by Ryan Tracey. The young nation of Australia has a rich history in e-learning. They say necessity is the mother of invention, and so in 1951 the  School of the Air  was launched to educate children dispersed across the outback. From Kalgoorlie in the west to the aptly named Longreach in the east, school students in remote communities received their instruction over the radio. Learning analytics. Mobile apps.
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2013
    [Providers] LMS Free Training - New Administrator Welcome Webinar: January 24th, 2PM EDT
    This FREE course provides an overview of the Latitude Learning LMS and its administrative features. Latitude Learning announces our next Free Training Webinar , designed to welcome new LMS administrators to the Latitude Learning LMS. Make plans to attend.January 24th - 2:00PM Eastern Time
  • GOOD TO GREAT  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
    [Providers] Learning 2012: the 30 Under Thirty experience
    Anyone at the conference – provided they were over 30 – could turn up to do some speed mentoring with us under-30s. When I attended Learning 2012 last month, I was lucky enough to be there as part of 30 Under Thirty : a group of 30 ‘future leaders’ in learning and development. Although 30 is a fairly arbitrary cut-off age, I think the concept is a good one. thought I’d share some of the 30 Under Thirty experience, as well as what I got from it. What was the 30 Under Thirty experience? See more official photos from the conference at [link].
  • GOOD TO GREAT  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Providers] Changes in language learning for busy adults
    This could provide a simple and accurate way to convey your language abilities – something which may well be far more useful for employers than a traditional language qualification. I’ve been learning foreign languages since primary school. started with an after-school French club, added German and Spanish at GCSE and A-Level, studied French and Spanish at university and last year took up Greek. What’s What’s perhaps unusual these days is that all my language learning has been done through traditional methods. Aside Principles of language learning.
  • MARCIA CONNER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Providers] Get on the road this September 11th
    Without being actively in the fray, we miss the opportunity, the serendipity, and the providence that can make work purposeful, profitable, and interesting. One summer day, when I was a kid, my childhood neighbor Tim ran through a plate glass door. He required thousands of stitches and lengthy recoup time. Though he mended, none of us was the same. The summers following his recovery were different from those before, now knowing firsthand one action can change existence. This was most noticeable in the middle of the road. . Glued to the sideline, we were often apart from one another.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
    [Providers] Mobile learning with HTML5
    They also provide an opportunity for content to be more interactive and media rich through the use of short videos and gaming techniques. Rob Caul is CEO of Kallidus the UK’s leading provider of learning and talent management solutions. Mobile technology is changing the way people work and learn. We only need to look at industries such as media and advertising to see the disruptive capabilities of ever more powerful mobile technology. Mobile advertising, for example, already has a reach that TV can only dream about - the handset has become indispensable. billion by 2015.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012
    [Providers] Become a top learning company in 2013
    The Towards Maturity Benchmarking process provides a personalised report to help L&D professionals to not only compare their implementation approaches and results with the top performers, but also track their developments over time. Organisations that completed the benchmark study in 2012 were provided with a free personalised benchmark report (valued at £300) in August or September last year outlining strengths and weaknesses compared with the 500 organisations who took part in 2011. Chapter 6 in the 2012-13 benchmark report below provides comparison data for 2012.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
    [Providers] Perspectives on Learning Technologies
    quarter of the organisations surveyed are now developing mobile apps for learning - an increase from 20% in 2010 - with 30% of organisations encouraging individuals to use their own devices to access learning opportunities and 31% providing learners with mobile devices. Towards Maturity’s latest – its sixth – annual learning technology Benchmark Study reveals that the top companies, in terms of corporate learning, are achieving substantial additional benefits through deploying technology in learning. This article was supplied by Bob Little.
  • DEVELOPER ON DUTY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
    [Providers] New Custom Mobile Content and Important Information for Our Users Regarding the Update
    Once the project is upgraded to the new mobile style, you will be able to continue working on your project and it will include the new features and benefits provided with this upgrade. . For those of you currently doing mobile development, we have some exciting changes coming on November 26th. new version of the mobile styles will become available! This will fix several issues, but the most exciting thing about this upgrade is the ability you will now have to create custom content for your mobile courses! This new feature is not limited to the custom content page either. Release Notes
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012
    [Providers] Learning Technologies eXchanges 2013
    eXchanges will provide a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with speakers from the conference. The eXchange provides an opportunity for L&D practitioners who are visiting the show to directly meet the conference speakers to exchange practical ideas and experiences around themes being discussed in the conference. Book now for a place on eXchanges, a unique, free opportunity to get up close and personal with the speakers at this year’s Learning Technology event. Make a note to join the Tweet-up at 12.45 each day - open to all! So, what is the eXchange?
  • DEVELOPER ON DUTY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Providers] Full Screen Video and Image Quiz Question Enhancements
    Instructions are provided to the learner once the video goes full screen.  . The quiz feature provides three question types that allow the inclusion of images. The next time you include either a video page or a quiz question that includes images, you will notice some new features.  . Full Screen Video. The Text and Video page, Video page and the new Streaming Video page have been updated to include the ability to display the video full screen. An icon has been added to the bottom right corner of each video. Image Zoom in Quiz Questions. eLearning Strategy
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
    [Providers] Apples and pears? Deploying apps and responsive design within a mobile architecture
    When they do return - and the app is already updated - it provides a sense of immediacy and responsiveness that really is the ‘best of both worlds’ The fact that it works off-line as well is a crucial point. Mobile can provide that speed – with appropriate tools, workflow and services in place – but you also need a flexibile capability to manage complex knowledge environments. The results of the recently released 2012 Towards Maturity Benchmark Survey show an even further increase towards apps and mobile. However, we think this is a false dichotomy.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
    [Providers] Crowdsourcing solutions to common business challenges at Online Educa Berlin
    The programme provided plenty of opportunities to share ideas and hear new perspectives but we also wanted to provide a unique opportunity for delegates to get together in an un-conference format and help themselves as well. Each group was provided with a question to research within the room. In the ‘Business EDUCA Opening Conversation’ at Online EDUCA BERLIN 2012, delegates shared their common challenges where they hoped to find fresh insights from attending Business EDUCA. How did it work? The themes chosen by participants were: 1. These were then refined.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    [Providers] LMS 2013: The $1.9 Billion Market for Learning Management Systems
    Established players continue to try to keep up, as new vendors provide very easy to use systems which make learning as easy as going to Khan's Academy or browsing YouTube. Billion spent on training technology systems? This week we will be launching our newest annual research on the state of the Learning Management Systems market. These software systems are among the most important and rapid-changing parts of HR technology, and they drive tremendous value to businesses of all sizes. And this market grew at over 14% last year, despite the global recession. billion by 2013.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Providers] HR Tech 2012: With a Peek at Payroll
    Dayforce’s support of paycards is not surprising, given that its parent Ceridian is one of the larger provider of support for the “bank-less” workforce. Ceridian offers paycards for its own employee -- and many put part of their salary on paycards to provide cash (and track spending) of their college-attending children. It currently provides human capital and payroll management solutions for 130,000 customers in 52 countries (supporting a total of 25 million employees.) But let’s not forget Core HR. While glitz sells (and yes, there is some here!),
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
    [Providers] HR TechnologyConference 2012: Mobile, LMS, and Cloud Update
    But the cloud has the potential to provide even greater benefits than eliminating the mess of on-premise software. With cloud systems becomes more possible because these systems are very easy to buy (no capital investment) and vendors can provide integration tools directly. We just completed another HR TechnologyConference and the attendance set records. While I didn't have a chance to see everything, I had a chance to meet with quite a few vendors and see many products and tools in the market. Let me share just a few findings and some hot topics of interest. applications.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012
    [Providers] Understanding the LinkedIn Talent Brand Index
    Many solution providers are now focused on this market, so expect many more such tools to become available. This week LinkedIn announced the Talent Brand Index , an exciting and innovative new tool to help companies target and improve their talent acquisition programs. In this blog post I'd like to explain it in a little detail. Recruiting: Meet Marketing. Marketing: Meet Recruiting. Businesses spend more than $3,000 per hire on recruitment , and often 20 times this on senior positions. So anything which helps "attract" candidates to your company has huge value.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012
    [Providers] Workday drops the Other Shoe(s): BigData Analytics, Recruiting, and Extensible Objects
    To date, companies had to lash together relational databases, hire other smaller companies, or look to IBM, EMC, or other big service providers for this offering. Platforms like LinkedIn have become "the source" of candidates, and most recruiting teams now want their systems to manage advertising, the candidate experience, provide mobile recruiting tools and video interviews, and have extensive functionality to streamline the entire candidate sourcing and marketing process. To get a good understanding of BigData, read our new market brief.). Workday BigData Analytics.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012
    [Providers] Upgrade your ERP or Switch to SaaS?
    Ascertain if the new functionalities provided replace any customizations and evaluate how that “swap-over” would work. Swapping out an ERP is probably the scariest thought on earth to an IT director. But at the recent Workday Rising, there were a large number of ERP users seriously thinking about such a switch. talked to several: and let’s look at the pros and cons as they reviewed the challenges and risks. recall the wisdom of a comment from Tracy Jones, at the time the IT manager at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, N.M.:
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
    [Providers] CornerstoneOnDemand Strong Quarter: Growing Share in LMS Market
    Cornerstone's recruiting product lets the company position itself as a full talent software provider. CornerstoneOnDemand just announced strong Q3 numbers: 78% increase in year-to-year bookings and 54% increase in year-to-year revenue, bringing the company to near $120 Million in revenue by the end of this year. There are a few dynamics taking place here. CornerstoneOnDemand is currently the fastest-growing LMS vendor, reinforcing its business as a talent management systems vendor. Cornerstone is winning in the LMS market, driving growth in talent management.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Providers] De-Siloing Social Software
    To date, many initial social endeavors from software providers have included a Facebook-like page through which employees can recognize, comment, or share with each other, either bolted on to another application or stand-alone, the latter requiring an annoying extra sign-on by the user. Now, however, providers are scrambling to provide value by creating enterprise social software that can drive business results throughout the organization. Human beings are social by nature. It can – if it is intrinsic in the way that they actually work. McKinsey&Company.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
    [Providers] Going for a Global Reach
    And how might these questions influence your choice of a software application provider? The “reach” of a provider with its talent management solutions is informative if you are seeking solutions across geographies. You need to know where the providers you may choose do business – not only what countries their product supports, but where they actively sell. •Providers with 20 percent or more of their 2012 revenues from Asia/Pacific include Oracle (again across all ERP product lines), SAP, and SuccessFactors. How far-flung is your company today?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012
    [Providers] The 2013 Talent Management Systems Market: Explosive Growth and Change
    It does not include providers of content or data services. The recruiting software market has exploded with new players, despite the continued dominance of Taleo (Oracle), Kenexa (IBM), Lumesse, and LinkedIn (which is actually not a talent management software provider but actually replaces the need for many other tools). We see the emergence of many new critical tools here: companies that provide candidate searching, advertisement management, Facebook and LinkedIn integration, candidate relationship management, and what we call "Google of People."
  • EJ4  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
    [Providers] Company Holiday Party Etiquette: Keeping the Cocktails in Check
    Provide a shuttle/taxi/car service – Provide transportation for your employees to and or from the event. ‘Tis the season to get drunk at the company holiday party, fa la la la la la la la la. It’s not the end result we have in mind when we plan these company events, but inevitably that’s what happens. Anytime you get a group of people together and give them food and drink it happens. Holiday parties are created with the thought of giving back to the employees and making them feel special around the holiday season. The company tries to do something nice. ve planned company events.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012
    [Providers] Empowering communication skills in the workplace
    Integrated learning systems provide a sticky productivity tool that can be used even after a course ends and also improve ROI on existing learning infrastructures. For example, one of the largest providers of web-based communication tools claims that it sells 60 million hours of work conferences per month – and this is just one provider! Towards Maturity Benchmark survey conducted between June and August 2012 [link] This article has been contributed by Armin Hopp is the Founder and President of Speexx, the provider of award-winning online corporate language training.
  • LEARNFOREVER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012
    [Providers] Another evaluation update
    would highly recommend this programme as it provides foundational knowledge, skills and experience for anyone tasked with evaluating learning in their organisation. ” (Alan Forsythe, Training & Development Manager at SHARE, and one of the participants in the first cohort). In June, I wrote about progress in what was then a brand new action development programme. That was the first cohort, since completed, of LEAD, which stands for Learning Evaluation Action Development, and is Airthrey Ltd’s flagship programme. noted in June that one LEAD participant had said “it changed my life!”
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012
    [Providers] Mobile pitfall #4: Are you really compatible?
    Can you really trust all the assurances by the provider that the mobile content will be compatible? Many development tools claim that they produce learning content which will publish automatically to different models of mobile phone. So for the L&D manager commissioning mobile learning it’s just a game of finding out from IT which phones are on the standard list, cross-checking and then away you go…if only it was that simple…. Anecdotally a partner of a law firm has refused to upgrade his Blackberry to a newer model for five years as he likes the bigger buttons on his current model.
  • USABLE LEARNING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
    [Providers] A few things going on
    You can optimize opportunities for visual learning and provide better learning experiences when you understand how people perceive and process visual information. So, I’ve had a crazy spring so far — between a brutal travel schedule and some unexpected health stuff (all resolved now), there’s barely been time to draw breath. There have been lots of good things, including some interesting projects in the works. tentatively called it ‘What every L&D professional needs to know about learning’ (not so catchy I know). ” – Clive Shepherd.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2012
    [Providers] Business Leader Perspective - Towards Maturity 2012 Benchmark
    The opportunities that organisations provide for learning must reflect these changes. The 2012 Towards Maturity Benchmark provides hard evidence that this type of approach can really deliver. The Towards Maturity Benchmark Study provides an opportunity for both business leaders and learning professionals to uncover fresh thinking that, once applied in our own organisations, can help us implement change and engage our staff at new levels. But we cannot build tomorrow’s learning interventions based on the classroom training experiences of our past.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012
    [Providers] Towards Maturity’s 2012 Benchmark Study highlights the major business benefits achieved through learning technologies
    With 700* organisations’ benchmarks analysed, the study provides the most in-depth research on the impact of learning technologies. The 2012 Towards Maturity Benchmark provides hard evidence that this type of approach can really deliver.” 25% of organisations are now developing mobile apps for learning, an increase from 20% in 2010, with 30% of organisations encouraging individuals to use their own devices to access learning opportunities and 31% providing learners with mobile devices. ” The study reports on a number of missed learning opportunities.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2012
    [Providers] Nuance introduces PaperPort Notes 2.0, new iPad app unites speech recognition and text conversion [4-traders.com]
    PaperPort Anywhere connector provides access to files stored online or within PaperPort Desktop. Nuance Communications Inc. Nuance introduces PaperPort Notes 2.0, new iPad app unites speech recognition and text conversion – from 4-traders.com. Most complete notetaking app can now grab text from images taken with iPad camera. Excerpt: BURLINGTON, Mass., – November 20, 2012 – Nuance Communications, Inc. today launched version 2.0 Description (from iTunes). Quickly take typed and/or free hand notes. Leverage powerful annotative tools to quickly mark up documents.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Providers] 16 flipped learning uses in K-12 and college classrooms [Riddell]
    Excerpt: Flipped classrooms require educators to reconstruct traditional classrooms by sending lectures home and providing more face-to-face time at school, but elementary- through university-level instructors are finding good reasons to try them out. 16 flipped learning uses in K-12 and college classrooms — from educationdive.com by Roger Riddell. Frequently traced back to Colorado teachers Aaron Sams and Jonathan Bergmann, who were quick to experiment with posting videos online in 2008, the flipped classroom concept is small, simple and has shown positive results.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012
    [Providers] Taking the next step in online education with credit equivalency [Koller & Ng]
    This move is well in line with the current trend to provide students with credit for prior learning (including on-the-job training) and for competency, a trend whose aim is to increase completion rate and reduce time to completion. Taking the next step in online education with credit equivalency – from forbes.com by Daphne Koller & Andrew Ng. Excerpt: At MOOCs like Coursera, offering web-based courses is the first step in increasing access to education for millions of people around the world.
  • LEARNFOREVER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
    [Providers] Education and training spend in the UK
    This got me interested in identifying the comparable stats for the UK, and this useful Parliamentary Briefing provides them. In the foreword to Brinkerhoff and Apking’s High Impact Training (2001), Professor Dale M Brethower identified the total US spend on education, “from kindergarten through graduate school” at $230 billion, and estimated that employers pass on to consumers at least $300 billion in spend on training and development. Current UK public expenditure on education is around the £90 billion mark.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
    [Providers] How to Deal with Negative People Online? 5 Strategies for Success
    Get on our WAITING LIST for the social media training that I will provide in the Fall with Anastasia Pryanikova, JD, MA. Whether you run an online business, are very active on social networking sites, teach, or study online, you will inevitably meet people who will send you negative messages or leave unpleasant comments on your site. In today’s four minute long “Hot Topics Wednesdays” video I will give you 5 tips on how to deal with negative people online (click here if you cannot see the video). link]. Conflict Resolution
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
    [Providers] How to Stand Out from the Crowd Online?
    If you liked this discussion, please subscribe to my blog to receive timely updates and your FREE Attention Grabber: Get on our WAITING LIST for the social media training that I will provide in October, 2012 with Anastasia Pryanikova, JD, MA. Whether you run a blog or an online business, or are just trying to spread the word about yourself through social networks, it is super important to stand out from the crowd in the ocean of information that most of us drown in every day.  Follow people you admire, read their work, put your researcher hat on and dive into the topic of interest.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Providers] Building Connections Online: A Secret Recipe of The Language of Allure
    If you liked this discussion, please subscribe to my blog to receive timely updates and your FREE Attention Grabber: Get on our WAITING LIST for the social media training that I will provide in October, 2012 with Anastasia Pryanikova, JD, MA. Crossing distances in the cyber space and building connections online is a challenging task for anyone, whether you teach, run an online business, or just like to communicate with others via the Internet. Compare these two sites for wedding jewelry – which one will you go with? You’ll find it here! Description 2:  [link]. Probably #2, huh?
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [Providers] Integrating learning with talent management to improve business performance
    Recent research by Bersin and Associates has highlighted that the integration of learning and development with talent management provides clear business benefits and shows that further benefits can be achieved through deeper integration with other core HR processes such as recruitment, performance management, succession planning, leadership development and compensation. In essence, integration provides the insight to make informed decisions about management and mobility of talent. It’s clear that today’s talent pools run the risk of drying up.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Providers] Simply Changing Part 1 – My move to Berlin
    While the preparation provided peace of mind as I packed up and moved to Europe, it was a few simple things that really provided me with the support I required to integrate into Berlin: Have the curious imperative. Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of posts on the international flavour of technology and/or learning & development. In April 2012, I decided to make a bold step in my life and move to Berlin. It is a magnificent city with much history, culture, openness, and beauty that welcomes close to 10 Million visitors a year. Why Berlin?
  • WIRED@HEART  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011
    [Providers] How to create custom-made videos for online teaching & training: a.
    It can also provide differentiation in our classroom. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → How to create custom-made videos for online teaching & training: a SUPER quick & EASY Movie Maker Tutorial. Posted on August 28, 2011 by Marina Kostina. An online teacher/ trainer is able to match various activities with  diverse students’ learning styles. Enjoy!
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011
    [Providers] JUMP IF YOU DARE! 6 Strategies to break your faculty's resistance.
    If I talk about the importance of differentiation, I provide such differentiation in my seminar. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → JUMP IF YOU DARE! Strategies to break your faculty’s resistance, and promote acceptance and enjoyment of the distance learning environment. Posted on August 30, 2011 by Marina Kostina.  . Photo by Kirill Popov: www.kirillpopov.net.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
    [Providers] 3 Surprising Ways that Students View Distance Learning: Distance.
    They admitted feeling more freedom in their responses to their classmates online and were often more honest and open due to some degree of anonymity that is provided by the online environment. Reply ↓ Kapsmocaopeks on August 3, 2012 at 3:55 pm said: Finding out regarding the solution tends to make it much easier to provide truthful, honest opinions that your prospective clientele will like. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Contact.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [Providers] Vulnerability as a Connection Tool: Hot Topics in Distance.
    Please provide your insights under the video. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → Vulnerability as a Connection Tool: Hot Topics in Distance Education. Posted on September 20, 2011 by Marina Kostina. Click the picture to see video. Today’s hot topic deals with teacher’s  & trainer’s vulnerability in distance education. Bookmark the permalink.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
    [Providers] Catch up With the �Digital Natives�: Distance Education from Your.
    Current exams are focused on basic computer subjects, but in the near future WEBner Solutions will be able to provide certification on other subjects like English, Economics, and General Aptitude, etc. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → Catch up With the “Digital Natives”: Distance Education from Your Home… and for FREE! Sound interesting? Email *.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
    [Providers] How to Find a Job Teaching Online? Special Announcement | Wired.
    Please watch this 3-minute video that provides details on this guide. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → How to Find a Job Teaching Online? Special Announcement. Posted on October 12, 2011 by Marina Kostina. Thank you so much for reading my blog! am very excited to share my “Teach Online” guide on how to find a job in distance education. Marina V.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
    [Providers] What is YOUR online presence? A Must-See Interview with Dr.
    She provides presence building strategies that relate to course design, support, teaching, and time allocation. In the comments below please provide your opinion on the importance of online presence. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → What is YOUR online presence? Must-See Interview with Dr. Rosemary Lehman. Posted on October 12, 2011 by Marina Kostina.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011
    [Providers] �All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy� or How Gamification.
    provide assessment (both formative and summative). Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → “All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy” or How Gamification Improves Your Online Classroom. Posted on October 18, 2011 by Marina Kostina. Today’s Hot Topic Wednesdays’ question comes from Fiona and Carl from Australia. have a clear objective and goals.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
    [Providers] Be a Chooser, not a �Choosee� or 10 Questions To Ask Your Future.
    Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → Be a Chooser, not a “Choosee” or 10 Questions To Ask Your Future Online Employer. Posted on November 9, 2011 by Marina Kostina. Today’s episode of “Hot Topics Wednesdays” discusses the importance of asking the right questions during the job selection process. Click on the picture for more information!
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
    [Providers] Surviving The Cyber Jungle One Breath at a Time� | Wired@Heart
    WHAT TO DO NEXT: In the comments below, please provide one strategy that worked for you to minimize your workload and increase your online enjoyment:  . Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → Surviving The Cyber Jungle One Breath at a Time… Posted on November 16, 2011 by Marina Kostina. Many of us dream about getting an online job. Every hour? link]. Marina V.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
    [Providers] Conflict Resolution in an Online Classroom: An Interview with.
    Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → Conflict Resolution in an Online Classroom: An Interview with Anastasia Pryanikova. Posted on November 30, 2011 by Marina Kostina. What are conflicts? How do they effect our online interactions? How can we avoid them in our DL classroom? Anastasia Pryanikova, MA, JD believes that “conflicts are a natural part of our lives. link].
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Providers] Lessons from the Eye Movement Research: Using Pictures To Guide.
    Loved the eye movement ideas, provides an effective method to promote attention in online learning. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → Lessons from the Eye Movement Research: Using Pictures To Guide Learners’ Attention Online. Posted on December 21, 2011 by Marina Kostina. Today’s “ Hot Topics Wednesday’s” episode is a special one!
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012
    [Providers] My Secret Recipe for Team Building Online | Wired@Heart
    Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → My Secret Recipe for Team Building Online. Posted on February 1, 2012 by Marina Kostina. grew up watching soccer with my grandfather. know, sorry my fellow Americans, as a Russian girl I only knew one type of football, – the soccer type. Even the number of their victories had very little to do with my devotion. link]. link].
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [Providers] Magnetic Images and Time Wasters: What Does and Doesn't Get.
    then you must join my “LINKEDIN DOMINATION” Webinar on Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 pm CST (note: if you cannot attend you will be provided with a recording). Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → Magnetic Images and Time Wasters: What Does and Doesn’t Get Attention Online? Posted on February 15, 2012 by Marina Kostina.  . Got your attention, huh?
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
    [Providers] Visual Design Principles for Capturing Attention Online - Wired@Heart
    To learn more about these principles click below: WHAT to DO NOW: In the comments below please provide several strategies that work for YOUR visual design or you can share which techniques from the video you found most fascinating. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. have already written several blogs on various strategies for capturing visitors’ attention online. link].
  • 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.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Providers] 5 Benefits of Avatars for Teaching & Learning: An Exclusive.
    Flipping the classroom is always possible, provided that you ALWAYS keep in mind that there’s a need to do it, and a real pedagogical purpose underlying that switch. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → 5 Benefits of Avatars for Teaching & Learning: An Exclusive Interview with Dr. Mroz. Posted on June 20, 2012 by Marina Kostina. link]. link]. Marina V.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
    [Providers] A Shangri-La for Self-Learners | Wired@Heart
    The problem is that while self-learning is in vogue, there have been just a few attempts to provide a unified, structured and organic setting for independent learning… And so, many self-learners are still wandering through the cyberspace looking for their Shangri-La. What we want to achieve is to enable self-learners to build a degree-similar ePortfolio with qualifications where badges, certificates and credits are issued from several providers. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012
    [Providers] How to Increase Your Visibility on LinkedIn? | Wired@Heart
    If you liked this discussion, please subscribe to my blog to receive timely updates and your FREE Attention Grabber: Get on our WAITING LIST for the social media training that I will provide in the Fall with Anastasia Pryanikova, JD, MA. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → How to Increase Your Visibility on LinkedIn? Posted on August 22, 2012 by Marina Kostina.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
    [Providers] How to Increase Your Visibility Through Linkedin Recommendations.
    If you liked this discussion, please subscribe to my blog to receive timely updates and your FREE Attention Grabber: Get on our WAITING LIST  for the social media training that I will provide in the Fall with Anastasia Pryanikova, JD, MA. My data sheet provided honest feedback about my work and I got the job! Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. WHAT TO DO NOW? link].
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
    [Providers] 3 Strategies for Building Connections Through LinkedIn | Wired.
    If you liked this discussion, please subscribe to my blog to receive timely updates and your FREE Attention Grabber: Get on our WAITING LIST for the social media training that I will provide in the Fall with Anastasia Pryanikova, JD, MA. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → 3 Strategies for Building Connections Through LinkedIn. WHAT TO DO NOW? link]. link]. link].
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012
    [Providers] Workday files IPO as Oracle Fusion Builds Momentum
    What will likely happen is a strong integration between the two companies with the goal of providing customers a best-in-class cloud-based ERP solution from Workday coupled with a strong set of social tools from Salesforce.com. This week Workday released its S-1 (IPO filing) and we also had a detailed briefing from Oracle on the company's progress with Fusion and Taleo. Workday's Progress. Workday now has 325 customers and is already generating over $230M in runrate business, so the company has shown a tremendous momentum (YTY revenue growth around 100% over the last few years).
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
    [Providers] Social Sourcing Sealed: Oracle Buys SelectMinds
    As job board use shrinks, in part because of costs and the failure to provide quality candidates, recruiters are focusing on social sources, using tools such as LinkedIn Recruiter or Jobvite’s social referral solution. While 72 percent of companies use social technologies in some way, according to the McKinsey Global Institute, very few are anywhere near to achieving the full potential benefit. But while candidates can now use the “Apply with LinkedIn” button on many applications, often that social bridge to the applicant tracking system has been less than integrated.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Providers] BersinInsights: Reinventing the way HR Executives and Professionals Work
    As we rigorously study all these practices, we also look at vendors and all the solution providers you need to bring your solutions to reality. If you need to find a vendor, you can quickly browse and search our library of 350+ solution providers and look at the top leadership development vendors in your industry. The Lexicon and Solution Provider library are fully integrated with all other content - so any time you look up the definition of a term, you see case studies and examples of where it is used. Fig 4: BersinInsights Solution Provider Library. Some History.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Providers] Satisfying "Infolust" with On-Demand Learning
    I've been there, both as a content consumer and provider. In fact, we officially launched Bersin Insights ® in order to provide our members with the ability to get the right people the right information at the right time. Siri gets me - even if it isn't usually at the literal level. When my iPhone's "knowledge navigator" app doesn't understand what I'm asking her, she tends to chuck some terms into Google and, basically, asks if that'll help. Okay, so it often doesn't. Still, her encoded instinct is right. But even Google, Yahoo!
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
    [Providers] Oracle Transformed - It's All about the Cloud
    " If you are ready to run your business on cloud applications and databases, Oracle has it all: everyone else is a niche or proprietary provider. Oracle has now "engineered" the database into the Sun hardware (Exadata X3) and this week launched an in-memory database which is 10-100X faster (i've heard this story for years) and a new version of the database (Oracle 12c - c="cloud") which lets organizations create pluggable databases which can be backed up in clusters, to serve the needs of SaaS application providers. Fusion: Oracle's Cloud Strategy.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    [Providers] LMS 2013: The $1.9 Billion Market for Learning Management Systems
    Established players continue to try to keep up, as new vendors provide very easy to use systems which make learning as easy as going to Khan's Academy or browsing YouTube. Billion spent on training technology systems? This week we will be launching our newest annual research on the state of the Learning Management Systems market. These software systems are among the most important and rapid-changing parts of HR technology, and they drive tremendous value to businesses of all sizes. And this market grew at over 14% last year, despite the global recession. billion by 2013.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Providers] HR Tech 2012: With a Peek at Payroll
    Dayforce’s support of paycards is not surprising, given that its parent Ceridian is one of the larger provider of support for the “bank-less” workforce. Ceridian offers paycards for its own employee -- and many put part of their salary on paycards to provide cash (and track spending) of their college-attending children. It currently provides human capital and payroll management solutions for 130,000 customers in 52 countries (supporting a total of 25 million employees.) But let’s not forget Core HR. While glitz sells (and yes, there is some here!),
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
    [Providers] HR TechnologyConference 2012: Mobile, LMS, and Cloud Update
    But the cloud has the potential to provide even greater benefits than eliminating the mess of on-premise software. With cloud systems becomes more possible because these systems are very easy to buy (no capital investment) and vendors can provide integration tools directly. We just completed another HR TechnologyConference and the attendance set records. While I didn't have a chance to see everything, I had a chance to meet with quite a few vendors and see many products and tools in the market. Let me share just a few findings and some hot topics of interest. applications.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012
    [Providers] Understanding the LinkedIn Talent Brand Index
    Many solution providers are now focused on this market, so expect many more such tools to become available. This week LinkedIn announced the Talent Brand Index , an exciting and innovative new tool to help companies target and improve their talent acquisition programs. In this blog post I'd like to explain it in a little detail. Recruiting: Meet Marketing. Marketing: Meet Recruiting. Businesses spend more than $3,000 per hire on recruitment , and often 20 times this on senior positions. So anything which helps "attract" candidates to your company has huge value.
  • GOOD TO GREAT  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
    [Providers] Archetypes – worth looking into? (Find 15: 30 January – 3 February)
    Yes, this perhaps provides a structured framework through which I can articulate that knowledge, but I’m not sure that a list of recognisable archetypes will really help me develop my understanding of myself. This week I was drawn to a webinar hosted by James McLuckie (of Eden Tree and the Learning and Development Group on LinkedIn) and presented by Patrick Bray (Pad) of Team Me. It was titled ‘transforming personal and professional performance with archetypes’ and this is what Pad does everyday. think I have two concerns about this. feel a little bit ‘so what?’
  • GOOD TO GREAT  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012
    [Providers] Three tips for effective, efficient quality assurance
    This last point is vitally important, whether you or someone else will be making the changes – it’ll help speed up the turnaround of the next iteration without misinterpretation or error, and it also provides you with a detailed audit trail of changes requested. I hope by now I’ve convinced you of the benefits of quality assurance – although I appreciate that I may not have convinced you that QA is a fun task! Either way, accepting that you need to do it is one thing; knowing how to do it effectively and efficiently is another. Give it a fresh look.
  • B ONLINE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
    [Providers] The 5 key steps to building an eLearning program: Step 2 – Design
    In my previous two blogs I have provided you extracts from a brand new whitepaper from B Online Learning: A map for implementing or reinventing eLearning successfully, the first week we gave an overview of the key 5 steps and then last week we took a look at the first step: Building your strategy. Share. Tweet. Pin It. This [.]. eLearning Strategy White Papers eLearning course design eLearning News
  • B ONLINE LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
    [Providers] Making Your LMS Earn Its Keep
    The need to provide training to external contractors for compliance requirements. Clients that you provide training to as a ‘value [.]. Share. Tweet. Pin It. Does your organisation have any or all of the following characteristics? Distinct learning groups such as different divisions within an organisation which have their own unique identity and very distinct learning activities and business rules. eLearning News Learning Management System eLearning strategy learning management system
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2007
    [Providers] Mergers a-go-go
    Although fees per partner are 5% up from last year over the UK’s top 60 accountancy firms, the European mergers imply that the UK firms may be struggling to think where further organic growth is coming from…and as Maister points out, growth is imperative to sustain the professional firm’s pyramid and provide enough opportunities for staff seeking promotion. July’s Accountancy magazine reports on a round table discussion between 6 lead partners of mid tier firms. Their discussion does not rule out further mergers in the sector.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2007
    [Providers] Digital native or digital immigrant?
    As the people providing them with learning, we need to challenge our assumptions about how learners use technology – which methods need updating and which are constantly effective. Prensky’s metaphor of people being digital natives (intuitively understanding how recent technology works) or digital immigrants (needing support/ training in order to grasp new technology) seems wonderfully rich to me. Here’s an example from recent life. The other day we were visiting one of my wife’s godsons who was proudly showing off his Wii. We had a go at the tennis game.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2007
    [Providers] E&Y offshores tax compliance: what does this mean to you?
    The UK is not providing enough graduates with the right skills- the education system is failing to provide enough graduates of correct calibre. The UK is simply not providing enough graduates with the right attitude to do dull tasks at start of their careers. Compare Generation Y: “This is so boring, I’ll never do that” to Generation X “work your way up” Whilst it is by no means exciting to to file a Corporation Tax form, this is a fundamental building block for future knowledge and providing good client service. The End is Nigh.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007
    [Providers] Companies Act – time for some more “tick and bash”?
    With effect from 6 April 2008, the Companies Act 2006 introduces a number of measures that impact auditors: the criminal offence of “reckless auditing”; the requirement for auditors of quoted companies to provide a statement of circumstances in all cases of resignation; reporting on whether there are “adequate accounting records”; significant changes to the directors’ report; potential publication of terms of engagement; and. the rights for members of quoted companies to raise concerns about the audit. This judgement is a step-up from previous requirements.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007
    [Providers] Diversity is…err, too diverse?
    Diversity: a positive celebration of how the differences between people provide new ways of solving problems, understanding market needs and delivering higher quality client service. Provided these sub-groups can continue to work in a co-ordinated way, this seems to be a very sensible structure to help the firm make a difference in diversity. A few times when I’ve been talking to potential clients about their wanting to have some diversity e-learning developed, it’s quickly become apparent that the task is not as easy as it looked at first glance. Work-life balance.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2007
    [Providers] Is CPD a complete waste of time?
    Cost that is passed onto the client, which does not actually provide the assurance that the client might reasonably expect. The clout of the regulator provides sufficient urgency for CPD not to be put off indefinitely; Once the need for CPD is accepted as a given, L&D can focus on ensuring that development activities are as useful and interesting experience as possible; and. Effective CPD is all about providing the right amount of external motivation whilst nurturing internal motivation. think about all those New Year’s resolutions to go to the gym more…).
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2008
    [Providers] Advanced personal learning? Can we get solar power instead?
    Meanwhile some of the more innovative L&D functions are seeing themselves more as provides of methodology and skills rather than publishers of content. The National Academy of Engineering of the USA’s National Science Foundation, has released 14 “Great Challenges” , which includes a focus on “Advancing Personalized Learning” and others such as making solar power economical. remember being 12 and trying to work out how you could generate electricity using the chemical reactions in photosynthesis. The main challenges that need to be overcome: 1.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2008
    [Providers] What Web 2.0 will do for you
    L&D’s role will be more to facilitate the process of self-managed learning rather than being the monopolistic provider of training courses. Last week at the Trainers & Developers Network , I led a series of activities and discussions about Web 2.0 and its impact on learning. fascinating day. What did we conclude that you could expect to see over the next few years? The trend away from centralised information to collective information will have a significant impact on business leaders, L&D departments and learners. The prevailing culture of web 2.0
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2008
    [Providers] e-learning best practice
    Richard will provide some insights into just how much fun you can get your learners to have and still make L&D look good. Wanting to get a good snapshot of e-learning industry best practice and what suppliers are doing in a handy day sized chunk? Look no further than the ELN showcase on 11 July. This will be the 4th one that I’ve been too and I’ve always found them to be thought provoking, a chance to meet interesting people and a good use of a day away from the office. It would be great to see you there. accountancy e-learning legal
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2008
    [Providers] TJ no longer has to be nice about e-learning
    In the meantime, most other e-learning providers will go out of business, meaning that organisations once more will have to turn to us trusty face to facers for all their learning interventions…and we all get to live happily ever after, without having to pay attention to any of those scary technological changes that others keep banging on about. It will be interesting to see in future months how TJ balances the need to keep its most traditional constituents on board, whilst providing leading edge insights to the more open minded. accountancy e-learning legal training
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008
    [Providers] Managing for strengths at TDN
    Nicky has worked on assignments with clients in America, Argentina, Canada, Nigeria and Venezuela, providing her with a strong understanding of global L&D issues and cultural differences. On Friday 5th December you can take a breather from the general negativity that is surrounding us as the economic outlook continues to deteriorate. Whilst on a macro level the picture is gloomy, there’s no reason on the micro level why you and your organisation can’t thrive if managed effectively. Find out how at the Trainers & Developers Network. accountancy e-learning training
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2008
    [Providers] Mind the gap: culture vs. good practice
    He cites the example of his firm providing International Financial Reporting Standards e-learning and how he’d like to approach it. We would then provide some topic based e-learning modules which would be relatively short and cross linked to enable them to be used as a resource afterwards. sympathise with Vaughan’s dilemma – as an L&D professional, do you provide the best you can? I am convinced that a blended multimedia programme will do the trick. All of this of course, rigorously mediated and monitored by the SMEs to ensure clarity and accuracy.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2008
    [Providers] Are urban myths good enough?
    If I was to apply Pareto to my commute to work, I’d be concluding that when I walk to the station I cover 80% of the distance in 20% of time, that my cup of tea on the station provides me with 80% of the refreshment in the first 20% of gulps and that 80% of the passengers occupy 20% of the carriages on the train. If you read. TJ diligently, you would have seen that I had a letter published in the December edition. Rarely have I seen somebody supposed to be arguing against me illustrating my point so clearly. Do we? The principle is widely documented and applied.”. learning training
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008
    [Providers] Recognising strengths
    Hence we diligently asked participants in their introductions to include what their biggest work challenge was, with the intention that we might flex the course or provide coaching to address this. “If I knew then what I know now”, cheesy 80s lyrics courtesy of George Benson, but also the thought that was screaming across my head at the recent TDN event on Positive Psychology. For the full story on what Positive Psychology is see www.cappeu.org. My awakening was about face to face training and how the introductory session sets the tone. What’s your name?
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2009
    [Providers] Pedantic professional arguers not best for leading people businesses shocker!
    By decreasing the pre-eminence of legal knowhow, L&D practitioners can focus more on providing learning in the other people-related competencies, which they will typically feel more at home with. It feels a long time ago since the Clementi review, but now the legal regulators have given tangible recognition that the best people to lead law practices might not be pedantic professional arguers. The pool of talent for leaders has been broadened so that there is less emphasis on partners having to come from within the profession. learning legal training
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009
    [Providers] Content? or malcontent?
    ” “What are the truly creative things that my e-learning provider can offer which make the high priority learning points a special experience?” Some two years ago I was blogging about the analogy that buying e-learning by the hour is nearly as absurd as trying to buy a fitted kitchen by the cubic metre. Would you expect to pay the same for a cubic metre of kitchen whether that cubic metre was the space next to the door or occupied with an aga? The cost of a kitchen is driven by 1) what purpose it needs to fulfil and 2) what it contains. Why is this? ”  .
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2009
    [Providers] 21st century Learning Management Systems
    It will be interesting to see how the enterprise level LMS players manage to respond to both needs compared to the more nimble mid tier LMS providers. An interesting day at the eLearning Network on 25 Sept where the focus was Learning Management Systems. One of the themes was the way that websites that we consume in our leisure e.g. BBC, Amazon set expectations of functionality and look & feel for other web-based systems that we use. So what’s next in the LMS world? an internet paradigm), or do the budget holders have the real power? an unwritten rule of business). 
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2009
    [Providers] Talking about my generation…effect
    My unscientifically tested belief, backed up by years of facilitating and instructional design experience, is that the more that you provide a variety of activities aimed at generating associations and meanings, the greater the impact of the learning intervention. In October’s TJ, Justin Collinge writes a thought-provoking article called “Are you m*ssing a tr*ck?” The scientific basis for this is the “generation effect” which I remember fondly from my days of being a psychology undergraduate. learning training
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2009
    [Providers] Once, twice, one thousand times a knowledge worker
    Gut feel is that this is about providing people with opportunities, access to great resources, motivation, structured progression and the habit of managing their own learning.  Jay Cross has an interesting article in the December issue of the “Inside Learning Technologies” magazine about making business decisions and the use of business metrics. As I made the claim in Feb that 2009 would be the year of “ bad measurement ” this is a topic close to my heart. But as I’m in festive mood lets imagine it was true.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010
    [Providers] 12 tips for on-line facilitating glory
    Provide a back channel – expect that some people will be tweeting or texting. Is there a virtual space that you can provide which allows participants to interact…this means that they’re more likely stay on focus, or at least be discussing something that is linked to the subject matter of the webinar. I collared fellow ELN director Barry Sampson of Onlignment to speak at the Trainers & Developers Network last week.  I’m very glad he did. Here’s 12 of his top tips on how to facilitate webinars effectively.    . These 3 roles are too much for one person.
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