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  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
    [Providers] Enspire at the CLO Symposium
    Leveraging experiential business simulations to provide practice and insights. CLO Symposium 2012 is nearly here and we cannot wait for this exciting event. If you’re attending the conference, be sure to check out “Southwest Airlines: Developing Legendary Leaders, Southwest Style” led by Bjorn Billhardt and Bonnie Endicott, Senior Manager People Development at Southwest Airlines. Southwest Airlines has a highly engaged workforce known for its sense of humor and teamwork. Its culture is fueled by significant investments in leadership development.
  • LEARNFOREVER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
    [Providers] Why Airthrey launched LEAD
    Airthrey Ltd was established to provide learning evaluation solutions to corporate clients. The guiding policy is to offer a range of services with the same goal – to provide learning evaluation solutions. According to Richard Rumelt, “strategy’s strategist” (McKinsey Quarterly), an effective business strategy has three components: a diagnosis, a guiding policy, and a set of coherent actions. Rumelt rails, in Good Strategy/Bad Strategy , against ‘visionary’ approaches to strategy, which are all about setting aspirational goals and pursuing them vigourously.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
    [Providers] Collaborate to succeed in L&D
    Sign up to both websites to ask questions and provide answers – it’s entirely free. Think differently about conferences: Conferences such as Learning Technologies , World of Learning and HRD all have a vast range of free seminars, and provide a real opportunity to meet other L&D practitioners. According to research, learning technologies are being embraced by organisations like never before. Fantastic! This makes perfect economic sense in the bid to do ‘more for less’ But hang on a minute. How did that happen? Find out more about Martin here
  • ECONTENT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012
    [Providers] Google Analytics on your iPad
    Upon login, I discovered that Google had provided me a gift while I was away skiing through the northern forests. At the end of my vacation ( Nordic Ski Week ), I decided to take a quick look via my iPad at my Google Analytics data. was curious to learn how many folks had viewed my American Birkebeiner photos , Winter Wonderland Video (ABR Trails), and the Wabos Loppet musical slideshow posts. More importantly, and much to my surprise, the problems of using Google Analytics via my iPad disappeared while I was on vacation! Those purchases would be a waste of money. paid). not our problem.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
    [Providers] Psst…! 15 inside tips for sales reps
    We already have preferred providers – We’ve been doing what we do for a long time without you. You don’t offer me anything different – You may think your products or services are special, and I’m not sure if you genuinely believe that or you’re just trying to pull the wool over my eyes, but I can rattle off a bunch of other providers who offer more-or-less the same thing. In my role, I get contacted by sales representatives all the time. I’m not complaining. appreciate everyone needs to put food on the table. am seriously busy.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012
    [Providers] Bad Apple
    Thankfully he provided an alternative: scan the receipt and the card, then attach them to a reply email. Besides if you don’t mind writing off $20, let me know and I’ll provide you with my postal address.). It seems like ancient history now, but last Christmas I received a $20 iTunes card from a work friend. was very pleased to receive it, as I usually buy songs from iTunes with my credit card – and that can tick over in the blink of an eye. Obviously I hadn’t handled an iTunes card in a while. However, none of the suggestions helped me. Yes, he said fax.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
    [Providers] The 10 Commandments of Microblogging
    Nevertheless, I hope they provide some semblance of order that will extract the most out of our corporate communities. As microblogging solutions such as Yammer sweep across the corporate sector, a melting pot of social media veterans and newbies inevitably begins to boil. And this is a wonderful thing. Loads of new people from disparate areas of the business communicating and collaborating with one other, usually for the first time ever? I’m all for it. Having said that, many of the noobs have never microblogged before. This in itself isn’t a problem. Revelation.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [Providers] Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 2
    Basically, Amazon sells your e-book and provides you with a slice of the pie. In Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 1 I shared with you my insights into old school publishers and literary agents. Assuming you have received your rejections – or more likely, no replies at all – you will now be ready to stick it up their proverbials and self publish. So please find below Part 2 of my series which explains how to get started with an e-book… If you can use Microsoft Word, you can publish an e-book. • My commission percentage is healthy, and.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012
    [Providers] Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 3
    highly recommend using one of the Word templates that CreateSpace provides for the interior (but check the sizes of the pages are actually what they should be). Again, Amazon sells your book and provides you with a slice of the pie. In Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 2 I explained how to self publish an e‑book. If you’re like me, you’ll now want to create a hard copy – a “real” book. While I am certainly a fan of e-books, I am also a lover of old fashioned page turners. And so are many of your potential customers! was hooked!
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012
    [Providers] Think differently – reflections on Learning Technologies 2012
    So for me the excellent Edward de Bono delivering his lo-tech but thought provoking keynote on day1 provided a framework that helped me to capture practical ways in which the conference can help us think differently and improve results. Our old style 15 minute course or 1 hour web presentation won’t hack it in this area but harnessing the power of technology to model behavior and provide branching really has the power to make a difference. He certainly provided a number of examples where bending the rules created new opportunities that were subsequently embraced.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Providers] “Globalitis”—How to Immunise Yourself Against This Debilitating Disease
    These knowledge workers must work across borders in the common global business language—English—to provide mission-critical services ranging from IT support to management consulting to complex ERP development. This means providing not only on-demand courses, but providing daily performance support and social collaboration in the context of emails, conference calls, written proposals, expert presence and crowdsourcing tools. Is there a cure for “Globalitis” that is undermining international communications? It is the de facto medium of global business.
  • ROAD TO LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008
    [Providers] eLearning in India
    To provide the requisite technical knowledge for a domain, Domain or Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are to work with an Instructional Designer to create the course structure, content outline and detailed design. Overview eLearning is fast growing in India. elearning is mostly delivered in two modes — Web Based Training (WBT) and Instructor Lead Training (ILT). Computer Based Trainings (CBTs) are used these days only when standalone learning is in demand, like training on your new mobile handset or a latest gadget that you have purchased. Who needs elearning? Whats next?
  • ROAD TO LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2008
    [Providers] Role of IDs vs SMEs???
    Each kind of SME can provide specific inputs related to their job which can in turn add more value to the courses and curriculum. The only other perspective I see is that if IDs are expected to learn and become product experts and trainers, then they have to choose between being a training solution provider for different training domains, and graduating to be subject matter experts themselves! Let's come to the basic question as to what do we do as instructional designers? For any of these activities a vital component is ' SME support'. This is a tough choice sometimes.
  • ROAD TO LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2009
    [Providers] Pure courseware vs Reference Hybrids
    Solution : So we can provide the following information: Give a quick primer on the gadget and its capabilities. Plan a training curriculum which would be a combination of: Formal classroom or full fledged online training supported by relevant interactivities Hands on exercises using scenarios that would be relevant to their role Formal documentation including context sensitive help Now this is serious training and your customer will buy and continue to use your product provided you provide a complete solution package. Another post by Tony - What is Rapid elearning?
  • ROAD TO LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2009
    [Providers] Analyzing technical information simplified
    Curriculum: A curriculum is a set of courses that are logically put together in order to provide a complete training solution for a single product. Familiar with the menus and tools provided by Adobe Photoshop 3. You can start planning the design of your course once you have the requisite information. You can decide what is 'sufficient' based on some of the following points: 1. You have information about your audience profiles. You have the business problem that needs to be solved. You have the product available for research. Adobe Photoshop Basics 2. Here are the next steps.
  • ROAD TO LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2009
    [Providers] Challenges and solutions to technical software product training: Gathering Information
    The product teams are so deeply involved in their project schedules that they would never commit to providing us with a single person as a SME! Well who else but multiple persons playing different roles on the product within the organization can provide such information? I worked with a company that created aviation training and my transition to software technical training was met with several challenges. For one thing initially I did NOT understand the products by just reading up ILT and documentation. We started with conversion courses that put me into the comfort zone.
  • ROAD TO LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2009
    [Providers] Big Question: Workplace Learning in 10 Years?
    Relevant— The focus will be to provide to the point and no-nonsense information. This will call for efficient knowledge management systems to organize and index the information, and also provide very efficient search capabilities. This month's Big Question question is Workplace Learning in 10 years? very pertinent question to ask in such times, as we hear of more and more failure rates in formal and push learning. Most of our generation have learned this way, and some like me have always found such learning boring from the very beginning. But I did have some pretty good teachers.
  • ROAD TO LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009
    [Providers] Big Question: OMG I'm Stuck!!
    It takes time to provide the infrastructure to support all the changes, and most importantly the people who will help bring about the change. This months Big Question is about Stuck?Getting Getting Unstuck? Stuck, is exactly how I feel, and the reason I started blogging and connecting with people. My blog becomes a forum to get my ideas out. So there's the problem and the solution right there! But come on now, don't we all feel stuck at different points in our work or even personal life? Well, being stuck is very much a reality as anything else, and I've felt this way many times before.
  • ROAD TO LEARNING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2009
    [Providers] Long Live ILT? What's the point here?
    I'm surprised to see such a strong post supporting Instructor-Led Learning only, in times when Web 2.0 reigns and the learning trend is slowly changing. Tony Karrer makes very good arguments in his post Long Live ? and I suggest reading his views. don't agree when Saul says that people in the community claim that ILT is dead. am quite in touch with most of the posts on the community and that is definitely not what people are trying to say. How often have we always wanted to know how another organization did the same job that we do, and what their priorities are? always was curious.
  • ROAD TO LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2009
    [Providers] Social learning adoption?
    Provide recognition and rewards. Wikis in plain English, another very good resource I found thanks to Frank Bradley. The video explains the use of a wiki in a very simple day to day real-life scenario. I'm currently working on how we can use the wiki in my team to leverage on and share product knowledge. We have a sizable team that is distributed across various locations, and I think it would be valuable if my team members could use the wiki and the forum to share knowledge across this globally distributed team. Generating Participation? At CorVu we found this to be imperative.
  • ROAD TO LEARNING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2009
    [Providers] Collaborative Learning with Trek Earth
    Workshops, that allow members to post edited versions of your image providing a useful visual example on how to improve a specific photo. Learning more about the world through photography, has been the motto of these websites— Trek Earth , Trek Nature and Trek Lens , that I ardently use to learn about my hobby—Photography! think this has been a noble initiative that has been helping amateurs like me around the world learn the art and science of photography. Whatever you use, does not deter you from posting your photos here and having people critique your work. features like Flickr.
  • ROAD TO LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009
    [Providers] Social Learning?
    There was a need to provide more support and information to people on-the-job. The goals social learning tries to achieve are: Connect people who share a common interest and provide a platform to share ideas and experiences. Social learning is known by many names - social learning, collaborative learning or informal learning. For many years we considered formal training to be the only way to make people learn. Formal training required people to be present all at one location. But these options were still quite expensive. Meeting and connecting with people was made so easy!
  • ROAD TO LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2009
    [Providers] Qualities of an Instructional Designer?
    Whatever you do, you do need to think 'business' at all times and be able to provide quick, relevant and no nonsense information to learners without getting them distracted. I started thinking about putting together some qualities of an instructional designer (ID) versus the skills of an instructional designer , when I attended the April 2009 Learntrends webinar by Jay Cross. The tool used for online conferencing had a chat feature and I got speaking to many of the participants and moderators. Cammy Bean and I happened to discuss what qualities an instructional designer should posses.
  • ROAD TO LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2009
    [Providers] Social Learning Adoption Success: First Steps?
    What we, who are savvy with the use of such tools can do, is to provide people tips and tricks that we figured out, guidelines on getting started and most importantly urge them to go out and look for information, participate and contribute their experiences. I'm quite thrilled to let all of you know that my effort to push social workplace learning in my team has been recognized. Post my queries posted in my blog post Social Learning Adoption , I have been slowly evangelizing social media tools and social learning to management at every opportunity I've had. tools as such.
  • ROAD TO LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009
    [Providers] How to make collaborative learning work in organizations?
    Benefit or recognition they can provide to an individual who shares their knowledge or idea that eventually brings business benefit. Collaborative learning, (I prefer collaborative as it seems more like an organization thing than social) basically informal learning , is the way to go today, and yet we seem to have so many questions coming up: How can we get it to work to really bring value to the organization and the customers? How can you ensure it is used the right way? How do you ensure authenticity of information that is critical to the organizations goals? resources. The solution??
  • ROAD TO LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2009
    [Providers] More about Audience Analysis?
    At a high level, audience analysis needs to be done for any product or service that you create or provide. If audiences demand something, only then do you plan to initiate the creation of a product or plan to provide a service. It is simple logic actually; if one cannot use your product, it wont sell; if you don't provide requisite training and documentation, people won't be able to use the product properly, and hence won't buy it; if your product is functionality heavy and has fantastic features, but the interface is too complex, again people won't buy it! Prior Knowledge?
  • ROAD TO LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2010
    [Providers] Future of Organizational Learning: Some questions
    We no longer have the challenges of providing learners access to information. Recently, someone from Bloomfire contacted me over LinkedIn and requested me to give answers to some questions. have been late to respond but thought they were pertinent given the way things have changed in the training world. So let me answer them for myself anyway before I send them to Bloomfire. From your perspective, what are some of the challenges in writing curricula that resonate with the learner? The main challenge I see is Knowing your audience precisely. The intervention of Web 2.0
  • ROAD TO LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2010
    [Providers] Evolving the Education System
    Focus on doing more than rote-learning Provide students ground to explore possibilities about the subject they are learning about. A few recent events have compelled me to think harder on a previous post of mine about a change proposed in the education system in India from 2011. This post was my first reaction to the decision while also highlighting the realities associated with education on our country. While it is easy to pass a rule, but bringing in a change in the mindset is going to be the hardest. It was totally by chance that I found out, thanks to KP. Sounds silly doesn't it?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SUDDEN INSIGHT  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [Providers] #astdTK12: Stuart Crabb Opening Keynote
    Stuart Crabb, who gave the keynote to start the second day of ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 and provided some answers, heads up Learning and Development at Facebook. To add extrinsic motivation for staff, Facebook: Operates with no offices or cubes, Rewards staff for impact and execution, Provides a wellness centre, as well as food and dry cleaning, and. Summary: Stuart Crabb runs L&D for Facebook and, together with other senior leaders, has crafted a unique culture that inspires excellence and pervasive job satisfaction with their Gen Y staff. Characteristics. Motivations.
  • SUDDEN INSIGHT  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [Providers] #astdTK12: Yawn-Proof Your e-Learning
    Summary: Cammy Bean provided tips for making our e-learning yawn-proof. Finding yourself a bit bored with the e-learning you’ve been creating lately? Cammy Bean offered some tips to jazz up our e-learning courses in this informative session at ASTD TechKnowledge 2012. Most of the session was spent in review of her specific tips, but it’s worth noting as well that she showed plenty of work examples created by her team. It was nice-looking, professional-level training. The implication is that yes, this person has been treated differently because of his skin color.
  • DAVE'S WHITEBOARD  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Providers] Robert Burns: Jamaica’s loss
    His friend Gavin Hamilton, in whose memory I’ll have a little something this evening, suggested that Burns publish his poems “as a likely way of getting a little money to provide him… in necessaries for Jamaica.” Scotland’s most famous poet wasn’t much of a success by the age of 26. He’d farmed, but not successfully, though he has more success in sowing certain kinds of oats. Out of prospects, he’d accepted a job as a bookkeeper on a plantation in Jamaica… but didn’t have the money for the voyage. Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
    [Providers] New Towards Maturity Sector Benchmarks now available
    Industries covered in the initial tranche of reports include: • IT and Telecoms • Public/Private Sector • Health and Social Care • Finance and Insurance • Learning Services Providers In-Focus Reports dig more deeply into implementation issues and feature case studies. In addition, Towards Maturity consultants will be providing practical help and direction for visitors to the event who want to understand the changing face of learning – helping them to make the most productive use possible of their time at this busy and ever-expanding show.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
    [Providers] Three Ways an LCMS Can Support Assessments
    But being able to reach back to a repository of assessments provided by the LCMS makes this a viable option for organizations without complicated steps or “hard-coded” connections. Question pooling and randomization is an effective application for providing tests that are delivered on more than one occasion for individuals or across multiple groups. This form of branching can provide follow-up questions in increasing or decreasing complexity, difficulty, or subject diversity simply based on how the user answers the previous one.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Providers] Charles Jennings on the 70:20:10 Model for Learning within the Enterprise
    Charles Jennings provides a useful framework for continuous learning in his post, Through the 70:20:10 Looking Glass. Social business software provides tools to promote experiential learning in the workspace and even more, the ability to collaborate in a meaningful way. It also provides access to the collective learning of the organization. There is a real opportunity for L&D groups to provide leadership to enable organizations to reap the full benefits from the new connected enterprise of the twenty first century.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012
    [Providers] Think Differently - new roadmap to help you navigate #LT12UK
    Towards Maturtiy's ambassadors and supporters will be out in force at the show and provide collective insights and experiences that will challenge your current thinking forever! Take on the Towards Maturity Challenge - boost your business agility in 2012! If you want to improve business results through learning technologies this year, then it is time to put aside previous experiences,shake off preconceived ideas and THINK DIFFERENTLY! Visit us at the show and pick up practical ideas and resources to use back at work. Get prepared by downloading our Think Differently roadmap below.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [Providers] Learning Technology Exchange - new for 2012
    Register for free today for the Learning Technologies or Learning and Skills at Olympia 25th and 26th and take part in the new learning eXchanges run by Towards Maturity and partner Training Journal The Learning Technologies eXchange provides an opportunity for visitors, delegates and speakers to collaborate, exchanging ideas and experiences around themes being discussed in the conference and on the exhibition floors that will influence learning success in 2012. Register today for the free exhibition pass: for Learning technologies go to - [link] For learning and Skills go to - [link
  • KNOWLEDGESTAR  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2010
    [Providers] A Purpose-Driven Blog
    Then we stopped to think about it … What do we provide to our customers and clients when we design and deliver education and training? [.]. When we were thinking about creating a blog, we initially had all this great stuff we wanted to share – articles, stories, parts of research papers, quotes, pictures and more. Brain Education Learning
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012
    [Providers] Mobile Learning Modernizes a Ghana University Making it Easier for Students to Learn and Communicate
    Mobile now provides us with a way to leap over many of the obstacles that have been connected with learning and its distribution for years. Central University College in Ghana was facing significant challenges in serving its students. Most learning occurred within the classroom but they needed to expand their options. The country has poor internet service but a high number of mobile users. To better reach their students the university decided to forego traditional e-learning in favor of mobile learning.
  • E-LEARNING ACADEMY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011
    [Providers] Comparison of E-Learning Authoring Tools and Available Training
    Something we want from e-learning providers is a relationship – someone who understands uor business, our needs and strives to value-add. Richard from Openlearn informed me about a recently published comparison of authoring tools, which I am sharing with you now. Thanks Thanks Richard.   E-Learning Uncovered is an organisation whose business focus is to support people to develop skills in e-learning [.]. Authoring tools Development
  • E-LEARNING ACADEMY  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
    [Providers] The sometimes disconnect between client and e-learning provider
    As an independent e-learning consultancy, my partner and I are privileged to observe both sides of the e-learning fence; client and provider. Both share their frustrations with me about e-learning projects. There is no-one to blame; simply a difference of perspectives that will become better aligned as the industry matures and relationships develop. Let me explain [.]. Changing practice Development
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012
    [Providers] First week of 2012
    As part of an overall eLearning strategy, I have put together an initial ePolicy discussion document that I feel should provide us with a reasonable set of outline suggestions and proposals to address thosew particular circumstances, expectations and requirements for eLearning covering :- Student Privacy, the use of email, forum and chat discussions, submission of assignments particularly with regard to deadlines, issues regarding the provision of technical help, Student Codes of Conduct, plagiarism linked to Intellectual Property Rights.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2012
    [Providers] Selection & Management of Outsourced Content Providers: Part 1 ? Five Common Challenges
    As learning needs have changed and technology has made new development tools available to us, we have been able to move from a single delivery model for learning to providing a variety of materials to support not only individual learning needs, but also specific business requirements. While these improvements have increased the flexibility in training they have also presented more challenges for content providers, especially when outsourced content providers are utilized. To support this training need, the organization contracts with one or more content providers.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
    [Providers] CEOLutions Integrates Mobile with GPS for Location-based Learning
    When students approached a historic site, the program provided location-specific content. Mobile learning brings a number of transformative opportunities because of the size, power, and portability of our increasingly smarter mobile devices. This allows learning to be available when and where you need it. You can make better use of “found” time to engage in needed learning activities or have learning available along side you as you perform a specific task. This is what CEOLutions did in Singapore with their Learning Trails. This was hugely successful.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
    [Providers] Checklist Manifesto: Great Ideas in Their Simplicity
    Clark Quinn has provided a nice review of a very interesting book, Checklist Manifesto. The rise of mobile communications has greatly increased the reach and opportunity that checklists can provide. mobile platform provides an efficient way to offer both types as you can instantly move from the process checklist to the people checklist on the same device regardless of where you are located. have been a user of checklists for as long as I can remember. use them for business and personal tasks.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
    [Providers] First European Study Reveals New Automotive Sector Approaches to Learning
    Yet the sector continues to innovate with competitive advantage going to those who are able to quickly respond to market demand and provide excellent customer service. link] About Towards Maturity Towards Maturity’s is a benchmarking company that provides independent expert advice and support to help organisations use learning technologies to accelerate business performance. The automotive industry has been hard hit by the recession with production levels down and falling sales. On average 45% of all learning is face-to-face, 41% is blended and 14% is entirely online.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
    [Providers] KM World Session Notes: Digital Workplace Trends
    The leaders are doing more change management activities and providing more means to share best practices in how to use the social tools. I am attending the KM World 2011 conference in Washington DC this week. Here is the first in a series on my notes from the event. attended the session, Digital Workplace Trends, by Jane McConnell , Intranet Strategy Consultant - NetStrategy/JMC. Here is the session description. Here are some of the hot topics covered: Is the mobile intranet a reality? Has social computing killed the intranet? What is the state of enterprise search?
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Providers] Mixing Speed with Quality in Learning Content Creation #LCBQ
    It is a real tough balance of providing instructionally sound courses/events and providing it is an time frame acceptable by stakeholders.” Glen Hansen provided a very useful response, he begins with “The prevalence of mobile data in smart phones, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices means that every day we become more accustomed to being able to locate information and have our questions answered immediately.” The ASTD Learning Circuits Blog asks a learning related question each month.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
    [Providers] Join Us at eLearning Guild?s mLearnCon Mobile Learning Conference
    Massood Zarrabian, President and CEO of OutStart commented: “Mobile learning is finding its place in the corporate learning environment by augmenting formal learning, providing performance support, and delivering priority communications. They’ll provide answers to such questions as: What types of training materials can you deliver on a mobile device? He’ll demonstrate how Hot Lava Mobile allows users to easily provide impactful mobile learning, performance support, and priority communications. We hope to see you there.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
    [Providers] My 2011 Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes: Selling Enterprise Sales Collaboration Up the Chain
    will be providing more session notes on this blog over the next few days. focuses on providing premier digital experiences to their consumers. However, they did not provide this same level to their sales force so they wanted to change this. sales force needs a not of information as they provide unique sales pitches to their customers, advertisers on Yahoo! However, if you provide too much information you paralyze the sales force. Here is part a series of notes on the 2011 Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston. The moderator is Sameer Patel, Partner, Sovos Group.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
    [Providers] My 2011 Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes: Business Leadership Roundtable with Andrew McAfee
    Also there is a rise in a new set of tech providers. Ted provided some data on this. Also, people are more likely to get their own tools and not wait for their firms to provide them. Ted provided an example of a banker who changed jobs as he was hired to make changes in an old style bank so there is appetite here. Here is another in a series of notes on the 2011 Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston. This covers the session: Business Leadership Roundtable with Andrew McAfee. Andy is the moderator. Everyone listening raised their hand.
  • 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. One thing is for sure though, and that is competition is always good, at least that’s my view, so let’s sit back and see what happens in the coming months. please comment.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011
    [Providers] My 2011 Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes: Got Strategy? How to Capitalize on the Mobile Revolution
    Mobile connects the internet of things, functions globally using a wide range of networks, and integrates with cloud services Third, provide stability with policy, security, and management. Here is another in a series of notes on the 2011 Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston. This covers the session: Got Strategy? How to Capitalize on the Mobile Revolution. The speaker is Maribel Lopez, Principal Analyst and VP, Constellation Research, Founder, Lopez Research LLC. ” Maribel was joined by Cimarron Buser of Appian. conference.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011
    [Providers] OutStart Offers Organizations Opportunity to Experience Mobile Learning at No Cost
    Hot Lava Mobile provides the ability to develop once and deliver a variety of content and analyze results in support of corporate communications and mobile learning. Here is a recent review: OutStart’s Hot Lava Provides Flexible Mobile Communication Platform. To help organizations experience and gain comfort with mobile learning (mLearning) OutStart is offering a free 30 day trial of OutStart Hot Lava Mobile , voted “Best Mobile Learning Solution” in each of the last two years by eLearning! Magazine's Readership Awards.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
    [Providers] Jay Cross on Working Smarter in the Enterprise
    ” Relevancy of information is the key here and our trusted personal networks provide the best filter for this relevancy. Informal learning through relevant networks supported by social business software that allows these networks to thrive can provide an answer to this rising challenge. Social business software can provide access to these peers and experts so an individual can better tap into the collective knowledge of their organization. Jay provides a useful comparison of formal and informal learning and notes that a mix of both in an organization works best.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011
    [Providers] Oscar Berg on Enterprise Transparency
    Oscar Berg notes in his excellent post, We Should All Care More About Transparency , that “what is still lacking in most online work environments is a really intelligent system that informs people about what’s going on elsewhere, a system that provides them with cues and signals telling them when it’s time to act, when there is certain information they need to consider, and so forth.” technologies intensively to connect the internal efforts of employees,” providing the desired transparency into their efforts.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011
    [Providers] Learning Case Series: Best Practices and Planning for the Future
    This is the first in a series of interviews we are providing that cover the experiences our consultants encounter working with clients as they implement learning content management systems (LCMS) and other tools. In addition, these developers had to be able to interact with experts who would be providing content. As part of this effort they needed a solution in place for SME's to provide content to developers that could be quickly ingested into the application as native content or objects. Kevin: Yes.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011
    [Providers] Making Subject Matter Experts More Accessible in the Learning Process
    Brent Schlenker recently provided a very interesting post, eLearning and Subject Matter Experts - Alex Lifeson of RUSH teaches me Tom Sawyer , that discusses how we can learn from innovations in the music industry. It is both motivational and provides more accurate content. While that direct connection might not be possible in a commercial application such as the music example that Brent provides, it can certainly make sense for key learning efforts in a business context. ” This is a nice use of graphics and technology.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
    [Providers] Dan Pontefract Provides a Comprehensive Learning Framework
    ” Dan has provided a very useful service here as it is a great and essential move to include the informal and social aspects of learning in a framework for learning in today’s connected work place. The components on each axis can be flexible and Dan provides two examples, customer education and internal education that show the power of this approach. The top of the T refers to breadth and the stem refers to depth. Dan notes that informal and social models of learning will not replace formal learning, just complement and extend it.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011
    [Providers] Andy McAfee on the Fifth Year of Enterprise 2.0
    Conference in Boston , Andy McAfee provided an assessment of the enterprise 2.0 They will want knowledge solutions that will provide greater empowerment. In anticipation of his keynote at the recent Enterprise 2.0 movement at the 5 year anniversary of his article which coined the term. We are pleased that he wrote, “the use of emergent social software platforms has become a mainstream business phenomenon.” ” We certainly agree. Andy then covers the people centered aspect of social business software. “The real change here (with E 2.0)
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011
    [Providers] Hot Lava Mobile Covered on the eLearning Coach
    Hot Lava Mobile provides the ability to develop and deliver a variety of content and analyze results in support of corporate communications, performance support and mobile learning. Connie Malamed writes the blog, the eLearning Coach, and often has conversations with people connected with tools in this space, She recently interviewed me on our mobile solution, Hot Lava Mobile. Here is a summary of some of my comments. Hot Lava Mobile has been available through OutStart since we acquired Hot Lava Software in June 2009.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2011
    [Providers] Review of Sharing Hidden Know-How
    Kate Pugh, president of Align Consulting, has provided us with some useful guidelines on in her recent book: Sharing Hidden Know-How: How managers solve thorny problems with the knowledge jam. ” This approach was developed by Kate and uses human interaction to capture unwritten insights, and position them to provide business value. The book provides a step-by-step process and practical tools that will help organizations harness their untapped knowledge. Kate covers the related technologies to the methods she provides.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [Providers] Learning Development Case Series ? Part 1: Using Training as a Revenue Engine
    The company’s training team has also extended the use of its Training Systems to train new employees by leveraging the quality content built for clients and providing their employees with the same quality training experience their customers receive. This would allow the department to manage more customers and provide easier and more cost effective processes for updates. Customers are more pleased with the training that the company is providing as well as the timeframe in which it is delivered. ” The result? ”
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
    [Providers] Learning Development Case Series ? Part 2: Reducing Military Training Development Time and Costs
    Ascent is a 50/50 joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Babcock with a 25-year contract to provide the UKMFTS for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to bases across England and Wales. This included budget requirements, timescale requirements as well as the development of all assets associated with the courses, substantiating that the UKMFTS program would be a more efficient and affordable way of providing training to aircrew in the UK. “Every military flight training cell produced their own training materials.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011
    [Providers] Learning Development Case Series ? Part 3: Opening Up New Markets Through Training Development
    They have educated more than 150,000 students from more than 75 pharmaceutical and biotech companies worldwide, making them the leading provider of educational solutions for healthcare representatives and managers. This is the third in a series of posts covering the use of a learning content management system (LCMS) in a variety of companies. CMR Institute , founded in 1966 by a group of physicians, offers non-branded, unbiased, and practical education to biopharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics professionals.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011
    [Providers] Learning Development Case Series ? Part 4: Using Training Development for a Competitive Edge
    A training and job performance solutions company faced increasing competition from other training content providers, as well as from their customer’s internal training departments. A group development environment would also provide the company with the capability to standardize the look and feel of their training, which is something they had wanted to do but were unable to with the authoring tools they were using at the time. “We developed using various authoring tools and assembled the training in the LMS. ” 
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
    [Providers] TrainingEdge.com 2011 Edition Extends LMS and Traditional eLearning to Include Informal, Social and Mobile Learning
    Social business software capabilities provide learners with a secure, online environment to carry on all of the discussions, consultations, contributions and sharing that are a natural part of traditional learning, with the added benefit of capturing those interactions for future use. We are announcing today the immediate availability of the newest version of OutStart TrainingEdge.com. This learning and knowledge suite blends learning management, content development and management, social business software and mobile capabilities.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
    [Providers] Sharing Social Business Software Success Stories on the Web and within the Enterprise
    Instead, it is best to provide clear stories of success that is relevant to their needs. It now provides the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin on a monthly basis. They sent information updates to individuals and provided documents through e-mails and text messages with a link to the downloadable document. Once a crisis does occur mobile learning software can be harnessed to provide a more comprehensive response. I recently read an interesting post on Mashable, 15 Case Studies to Get Your Client On Board With Social Media.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
    [Providers] Learning Development Case Series ? Part 5: Achieving Consistency Across One Million Plus Associates Through Personalized Learning Delivery
    To provide content that is both consistent and personalized, including standard operating procedures for the restaurants and e-learning for employees, Yum instituted a LCMS in 2007. Each one provides documented results. This is the fifth in a series of posts covering the use of a learning content management system (LCMS) in a variety of companies. Brands is the world’s largest restaurant company with 37,000 locations in more than 110 countries and territories, more than 1 million associates, and global brands including KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
    [Providers] Learning Development Case Series ? Part 6: The Benefits of Single Source Content and Personalization
    American Automobile Association (AAA) provides insurance, emergency road service, auto repair, school safety patrol, and driver education programs, as well as special cruise and tour packages. Our plan was to provide personalized training instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, something we had wanted to do previously but could not because of the limitations of our legacy system.” ” LCMS Provides a Speedy Start for AAA “Our requirement list for a content development system was very specific,” says Verheyen.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
    [Providers] Increasing Engagement in Event Feedback Through Mobile Surveys
    The ubiquitous adoption of mobile devices that rarely leave our side, are always connected, and the dynamic nature of how we use them provides a new channel for the immediate gathering, scoring and reporting on session feedback that can complement other methods. Daily reports were designed that provided both raw numbers and percentages on participation, as well as answers to each question by session. This will provide ELCE organizers with an immediate sense of the pulse of the event. This year the Enterprise Learning! Results are often not available until after the event.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011
    [Providers] Hot Lava Mobile 2011 Fall Edition Offers Native Mobile Apps for Smartphones and Tablets, Streaming Video, and LMS Support
    Our Hot Lava Mobile app allows you to develop, deliver and analyze content once and then provide secure delivery across a variety of mobile devices, ranging from basic mobile phones to smart phones and tablets. This new release provides native mobile apps for Android, Blackberry, iPhones, iPods, iTouch, iPads, and Windows Mobile and an enhanced WAP experience. Enhanced question rendering provides simple, intuitive, and instant feedback for users. It also includes streaming video functionality, favorites, and branding capabilities.
  • OUTSTART KNOWLEDGE SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
    [Providers] Defining Mobile Learning
    Mobl21 has provided a useful post listing definitions of many of the terms connected with the new mobile learning (or m-Learning). want to share and provide examples for a few that I think are particularly important and/or useful aspects of the new mobile learning. For example, a global pharmaceutical company used mobile learning to extend the new formal product introduction training provided to its worldwide sales force. suggest you mark it as a handy resource. Now mobile enters the mix. The issue wasn’t the quality of their content.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [Providers] The Creators of SocialFish Tell Us How They Use Their Bloomfire
    Lindy and Maddie provide everything you need to know about how social media can work for your association or nonprofit. Maddie Grant, CAE and Lindy Dreyer were both well-known association industry bloggers when they met and launched their consulting firm, SocialFish. Click here to read their SocialFishing blog.). Access step-by-step guides, on-demand Q&A, monthly virtual learning sessions, and peer-to-peer discussions on their SocialFish Bloomfire. It’s all the social media training you’ll need, all in one place, so you can become the trusted expert in your organization.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
    [Providers] 5 Pieces of Hardware Your Online Learning Community Should Consider (PART 5)
    We are offering you a little taste of the seven part series that provides tips on igniting passion and sparking conversation in your personal online learning community. As our blog evolves, we want to connect with our readers and get YOU involved in the process. Feel free to e-mail gena@bloomfire.com to suggest topics that interest YOU! We’ve broken down our list of  101 Quick Ideas to Ignite your Online Learning Community (click on it to see the full list!) into bite-sized chunks that are easier to digest. HARDWARE. Place a sign on the back of the chair that says “Rockstar Teacher.”.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2011
    [Providers] The Power of Exclusivity and How to Use it to Ignite your Online Learning Community (PART 6)
    We are offering you a little taste of the seven part series that provides tips on igniting passion and sparking conversation in your personal online learning community. Try to fix a big problem by providing just-in-time training resources that can be easily accessed in times of need. Bloomfire provides an environment where people can help each other out and tackle the learning curve together. As our blog evolves, we want to connect with our readers and get YOU involved in the process. Feel free to e-mail gena@bloomfire.com to suggest topics that interest YOU!
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
    [Providers] 31 Ways to Create Purpose and Seed Content When Igniting Your Online Learning Community (PART 7)
    We are offering you a little taste of the seven part series that provides tips on igniting passion and sparking conversation in your personal online learning community. Next time, ask employees to blog about the trip and provide a useful archive for others to follow along and learn. Provide clear instructions for the recipient to write an answer on one page, flip the page over, and pass it on. On the last page of the notebook, provide clear instructions to drop the notebook off at a designated location. Provide a way for them to share this with the rest of the staff.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2010
    [Providers] "Get Out There"
    My desire to provide our learners with an engaging, visually rich, intuitive portal into SAP is borne out of the disengaging, unappealing, complicated SAP GUI. For me the outcome of the meeting was a realisation that whilst the integration was perfectly feasible (Capita had achieved it along with a number of other organisations) it may be more prudent to wait for the SAP Learning Solutions platform to be implemented within my business as this could quite possibly provide the intuitive, engaging tool that I am looking for. have already commented on this in a previous post.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
    [Providers] WANTED: Blogging Discipline
    I get the benefits of blogging… I get that it enhances the learning experience by providing an environment in which to reflect… I get that it provides others with an opportunity to learn from me, as I do on many occasions from them… I get that it is a wonderful networking opportunity… I get all of this and yet, despite the promises I made myself to blog on a fortnightly basis (as a minimum) I have failed to do this! Is it down to a lack of time? Is it down to being paranoid over my digital footprint? Is it down to a lack of content? Hmmm, probably not.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
    [Providers] Mobile Learning Boot Camp
    Twitter provides me with many benefits, one of which is a forecast of events that are taking place that I might be be interested in. was a little reticent over attending the event as I work in neither HE, FE nor a work-based learning provider; I do however work for an organisation that delivers an incredible amount of training due to compliance and regulatory driven needs. Several days ago I picked up Tweet from @James Clay , who was conducting a Mobile Learning Boot Camp. One email later and I was buying my train ticket to Gloucester. link]. Share/Bookmark.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
    [Providers] Will an ‘in-house’ unconference work???
    Encourage delegates to set up a Twitter account prior to the un-conference and provide the support for them in doing this. Had a little thought whilst driving home tonight. Part of my role involves facilitating the Continuing Professional Development of a number of internal Learning Facilitators. normally do this by facilitating some lunchtime-learning sessions, which to be quite honest receive a very poor response in relation to the number of facilitators we have on-site (part of this is due to operating a shift-pattern). Invite all Learning Facilitators to attend. Share/Bookmark.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2010
    [Providers] I'm not alone… help is at hand
    Whilst technically being outside the criteria for formal RSC support as I work for neither a HE, FE or workbased learning provider, I do work for an organisation that delivers an INCREDIBLE amount of training. So RSC NW have kindly agreed to provide me with some guidance and advice as to how I might approach a wider integration of learning technologies within my organisation. As a result of spending the last few weeks furiously catching up on James Clays ‘elearningstuff’ podcasts (I’m a late-comer to the party!) Share/Bookmark.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 2010
    [Providers] Happy Tweetiversary to me!
    Twitter has enabled me to attend Jane Harts Masterclass on Using Social Media for Learning, James Clays Mobile Learning Boot Camp, the eLearning Network 2010 showcase (which subsequently led me to joining the eLN) It has provided me with some excellent contacts and some fantastic learning opportunities. So here I am 12 months later with approx 2500 tweets under my belt, 175 followers and following 92 other people. Everyone one of these people is in some way shape or form involved in L&D, Learning Technologies, Social Media or more usually all 3! See you in the Twittersphere!
  • TAYLORING IT  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2010
    [Providers] All you ever wanted to know about Personal Learning Environments/Networks…
    … is unlikely to be answered by me or my Blog… Yet again Twitter has provided me with a CPD opportunity. The other day I spotted a re-tweet by Steve Wheeler ( @timbuckteeth ) relating to an Open Course on Personal Learning Environments, Networks and Knowledge. Now I believe that I have been operating within a PLE/N for approx 8 months now (since my attendance at the Learning Technologies Conference in Jan 2010), I had just never labelled it as such or realised what I was involved in. Steve Wheelers tweets during his ‘European Tour 2010′! Image: Source.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010
    [Providers] Amazon Kindle as an Enterprise solution???
    Delegates would be able to access the suggested reading ‘any time’-'any where’ due to the freedom provided by the lightweight, portable device. The recent release of the Amazon Kindle within the UK has prompted me to look into the feasibility of this resource within my organisations learning activities. Previous ILM Leadership programme delegates have had the opportunity to utilise a number of conventional books that were purchased from the ILM ‘suggested reading’ list. This would also negate additional resources in terms of arranging loans and returns.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
    [Providers] Small Chunks…
    As always these ‘physical’ activities provide me with a great opportunity to further cement friendships made online as well as to make new acquaintances. Ask my IT Department to provide any facilitator with ‘admin rights’ to the virtual classrooms website to allow them to update any settings without creating a burden on the IT Department. All in all, some great ideas and wonderful conversations coupled with my new approach to gathering ‘small chunks’ provided another wonderful CPD opportunity. Share/Bookmark.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2010
    [Providers] Training is about telling people what they should and should not do…
    Given the extremely high importance which we apply to safety, we have a Compliance Department which contains a number of H&S Advisers, who interpret the various rules, regulations and red tape and then provide guidance and direction to the organisation on how to meet those rules and regulations. really wanted to hear what they wanted and not how their wishes were interpreted by workplace providers. Like I said training is about telling people what they should and should not do…… Now I know why I have been having such an uphill struggle. ??. Share/Bookmark
  • TAYLORING IT  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
    [Providers] Learning Beyond the Course (eLN event)
    Throughout the day the entire conference had taken the form of a crossword/wordsearch/game of battleships which I thought was really innovative and brought an interesting element to the event, my only concern with taking this approach was that I (and perhaps my learners) would be so distracted by the gaming element that the learning could suffer… not something I’m instantly dismissing though, and as with the rest of the day has provided food for thought… Share/Bookmark. RobHubbard was our compère for the day, decked out as usual in a gloriously flowery shirt.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
    [Providers] Hmmmm, this is Delicious…
    Regular readers will know that during a recent un-conference for a group of my organisations Learning Facilitators, I introduced them to Delicious and encouraged them to use the tool to provide their learners with an opportunity to continue their learning journey beyond the confines of their formal learning event. then asked a number of our Learning Facilitators to PILOT the module for me; as this is where things got interesting… @Reevo66 provided the following feedback. I have been aware for some time now as to the benefits of social bookmarking and in particular the Web 2.0
  • TAYLORING IT  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
    [Providers] QR codes? sounds like something out of a Bond film!
    Blog posts from @jamesclay and @ hopkinsdavid have provided me with some great ideas as to how QR codes could benefit learners. I’ve been aware of QR codes for some time now after reading one of many blog post s on the subject from @jamesclay , but I had never really seen the benefits to them for learners in my organisation (or maybe that should read that I had never applied myself to researching the benefits!). Admittedly I may be held back a little due to certain restrictions on the use/carriage of mobile phones on my site, with the primary phone being a very attractive brick.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010
    [Providers] Now I wasn't expecting that!!
    have created my own Blog and am truly benefiting from the reflection that this provides me, I have set up my own Delicious, Flickr, Slideshare and YouTube accounts. Many of you will know that I didn’t really take my first formal foray into Learning Technologies until 10 months ago at the Learning Technologies conference. Since then I have taken what I consider to be an active role in pursuing current and emerging technologies and using them as part of my own Personal Learning Network to (if I may say so myself) some success. Share/Bookmark.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010
    [Providers] Video ‘enhanced’ the Radio Star…
    walk-through - talk-through of Skype was provided for those attendees who were not Skype users demonstrating. After a short break we had a look at ‘Interactive Training & Online Assessment’, with Nicola Harper from KAPLAN Financial providing us with an overview as to how they had used WebEx to facilitate synchronous online learning events to a widely dispersed audience. to assess vehicle maintenance apprentices undertaking an assessment whilst providing evidence. Video calls. Recording Skype calls. Pamela, Call graph, etc). Exchanging files. Sharing desktop.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2010
    [Providers] Bringing elearning back ‘in’house
    The interview below was conducted earlier this month to celebrate 12 months of the system being ‘live’ The interview was then broadcast over the info-screen system that we have around our site in order to celebrate the efforts of everybody involved, to maintain the profile of elearning and to provide a glimpse of what the future may have in store for us… During the interview I mention some research that I have done into the use of Learning Technologies within schools, HE & FE, a real eye-opener for me was when I attended @jamesclays Mobile Learning Bootcamp.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010
    [Providers] Folks, allow me to introduce you to…
    then provided them with 30 minutes or so to undertake an individual desktop Action Mapping exercise in relation to their anticipated piece of elearning. … Action Mapping… …Was how I kicked off a CPD session yesterday afternoon for a small number of our internal elearning authors. Podcasts. Info-screens. Screencasts. Our intranet. amongst others). As way of proving the simplicity of using video, I asked them to participate in a simple ice-breaker exercise by videoing each other on a Flip camera answering the question. Here is their video (quirky camera angle and all!).
  • TAYLORING IT  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2010
    [Providers] Homework time… CWCCM Task 2.3
    Given that I am interested in developing both this blog and my organisations intranet pages, I have provided responses below for both areas: My Blog. surmise that this group of people are looking for content which will provide them with an initial perspective on a subject or an innovative approach to undertaking an activity. As part of the  Certificate in Web Content Creation & Management (CWCCM) programme I am undertaking, I have been asked to expand upon the following in relation to the Internet or intranet website on which I am working/intend to work. The goals for website.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010
    [Providers] I have another cap to wear…
    If you have any feedback, it would be great if you could provide it in the comments area below, as this will allow me to ensure that future commentaries really do reflect ‘current thinking’ Share/Bookmark. … and that is of Social Media correspondent for Nuclear TV. This is a ‘ title ‘, I hasten to add that I have not bestowed upon myself but as the nucleus of Nuclear TV sits within my immediate team (and I never stop harping on about the benefits of engaging with Social Media), I guess it was inevitable that I was going to end up with that role!
  • TAYLORING IT  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011
    [Providers] Unfortunately in my world…
    It is an example of location-based services, where information is provided to you based on your location, and even the direction that your phone camera is facing. In the future, forward thinking training organizations will provide their print materials in downloadable formats for employees to study or reference as needed. And as more digital readers become Internet-ready, books will hyperlink to other sources of information, providing a richer reading experience. My comments are shown in red italics. Learning Technology Trends To Watch In 2011. Here are my observations.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011
    [Providers] Homework time… CWCCM Task 4.3
    In fact, services such as Audioboo and iPadio both offer Smartphone apps that allow you to record audio and then upload it onto their website, which then provides a feed that listeners can subsribe to… Voila! great starting point would be to pick up a copy of ‘Podcasting for Dummies’ which provides easily understood, humorous, technical advice for beginners onwards, whilst if you are searching for some good examples of podcasts (particularly if you are responsible for the education of others) then why not have a listen to some of James Clays podcasts. Podcasting? podcast!
  • TAYLORING IT  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011
    [Providers] I’m absolutely loving…
    There were a few interactions within the induction game, that caused me to raise an eyebrow as the responses that the characters provided did not neccesarily fit with what I considered to be a holistic approach to elearning; this was echoed by other members in the Ning site that acts as the social-learning element of the programme (we are thinking that the responses were deliberate, in order to spark debate) – I’ll be checking this with Rob tomorrow during the Week 2 webinar. Rob can do a much better job of explaining the premise in this video here. Rapid eLearning. Webinars.
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