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  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] The Future Workplace Embraces Freelancers
    From the organization’s perspective, freelancers provide a ready source of talent to supplement the existing workforce. Kaggle, for example, provides a competition platform for top analytics talent. From the organization’s perspective, freelancers provide a ready source of talent to supplement the existing workforce. Kaggle, for example, provides a competition platform for top analytics talent. 'UCLA’s annual HR Roundtable Retreat featured an interesting discussion of future workforce trends. Some of the top freelancing roles include: Writing.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Does your Organization have “Zompetencies?”
    They provide guidance to managers and direct reports alike on the behaviors that are expected. 'Competencies are the language of talent management. They also are a way to assess those behaviors, whether for the purpose of hiring, development, or performance appraisal. Yet, for all that can potentially be right about competencies, so much can also potentially be wrong. In many organizations we talk to, competencies are too numerous, ill-defined, or too complex. The result is the competencies are infrequently used and ultimately cast aside.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] Where oh Where Are the HR Smartphone Apps Going?
    ” Our survey of providers indicated that solutions are created and in the market for every area of talent: learning, rewards, performance management and appraisal approval, succession and hiring management and many more. Close to 70 percent of the providers surveyed have mobile learning management capabilities today. 'Impressive this year is the software creator’s mantra “develop for mobile first.” Even core HR. Even content authoring tools. And the applications available for mobile use in HR vary in both number and sophistication. Do you use them today?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] The Gift of Clarity (And Using Goals to Provide It)
    'How is your week going? If you are anything like many of the people I have spoken with this week, you are having one of the most productive weeks of the year. Your focus is like a laser, your to-do list is pared back, and your eyes are on the prize: to finish up the most critical items before the end of the year. So, I have to ask you: why is every week not more like this one? The likely answer is that in other weeks you lack the goal clarity that is helping you focus now. Our new research, High-Impact Performance Management: Using Goals to Focus the 21st-Century (Not a Bersin member?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [Providers] Is New Performance Management Software in your 2015 Future?
    The source of this software varies: 41 percent of respondents reported that their performance management solutions are self-developed; 38 percent are provided by a vendor (often a suite vendor, although the module may be stand-alone) and 21 percent use modules that are within their core HR systems. Our upcoming report “The Definitive Guide to Performance Management Software : 2015 -- A Roadmap to Performance Optimization and the Solutions that Support It” overviews the key features you will want to consider and the vendors that provide them. Many do not. April 2014.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015
    [Providers] The Total Cost of Your Workforce
    In a relatively short timeframe, however, ConAgra Foods’ HR team has been able to leverage technology solutions to provide both current and projected headcount as well as total workforce costs. The company was using two principle systems: the HRIS, managed by HR, provided data on salary and benefits; and an ERP system, technically owned by Finance, provided cost data. The goal was to deliver all workforce cost data, regardless of source, to the cloud-based workforce planning system (Visier) to provide a complete picture of costs.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015
    [Providers] Going Back to School with an Effective Campus Recruiting Program
    Ca mpus hires can provide organizations with a consistent pool of workers in today’s talent-constrained global business world, with 73 percent of large organizations hiring interns to fill full-time positions. Campus hires can provide organizations with a consistent pool of workers in today’s talent-constrained global business world, with 73 percent of large organizations hiring interns to fill full-time positions.[1] Last spring, we started getting a lot of questions about campus recruiting programs, e.g., How should we structure our campus recruiting program?
  • OPENSESAME  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Providers] A Word from the OpenSesame Development Team: February 2015
    In addition to providing a nice overview, it also links you right to the page with courses relevant to each topic for simple location of training courses. 'We’ve been off to a great start in 2015! There have been lots of exciting changes in our marketplace over the past month or so as we’ve rolled out a website redesign…if you haven’t already experienced them first hand on www.opensesame.com , you can do so now or read on for an overview of some of the new features. Mobile Responsive Design. What does that mean exactly? Browse Courses Overlay. Explore Pages. Starting exploring now!  .
  • ELEARNING CHEF  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Providers] Interactive Video in Adobe Captivate 8
    Film the process, integrate the video into a Captivate project, then overlay click boxes to stop the video and ask the learner to ‘click the next step’ – maybe it’s a button to press, or select the correct piece of equipment, or identify a safety hazard… Provide feedback on the learner’s click and continue the video playback, showing the correct ‘next step’ in the process. In brief, Captivate allows you “to place a video on the actual Captivate timeline as ‘synchronized’ video. Captivate Development Tools Multimedia
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2015
    [Providers] Designing Learning for Peak Performance
    Lachlan  provides career coaching support for the professional rugby union players at the NSW Waratahs in the following three areas: Career and Employment Advice, Educations Guidance and Lifestyle Support. 'Thu, March 5, 2015 12-1 PM Sydney , Register. Overview. In sports, athletes need to perform at their best to win medals etc. Everything come down to that single second, minute or game when athletes need to be performing at their peak. The physical and mental training is designed for peak performance. Sales – Making a bid presentation for a big sales deal. Panel.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015
    [Providers] A Bit Puzzled
    In contrast with puzzles, most games support the player when they fail by allowing them to replay and providing multiple paths to victory. 'I spent this past New Year’s Eve revisiting the classic mystery board game, Clue. few weeks later, I was reading this fascinating article that a friend sent me about an alternate reality game that leads its players into the darkest recesses of the Internet. Can you decode a common theme here? It has to do with puzzles, which are all about decoding. This is what Clue and the alternate reality game described in the article have in common.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    [Providers] How to Mass Upload Players into a Guru Game
    CSV template we provide. 'Do you want to spare your players the task of self-registering to play a Guru game? Some organizations do. If email verification is not needed, you can opt to pre-register players for a Guru game. Perhaps you are unveiling a Guru game as part of a conference experience or as part of a live workshop event. In these instances, your goal is to get everyone playing as quickly as possible with as little effort as possible. Mass uploading your players ahead of time may be a perfect solution. You can do this mass import within the  MANAGE PLAYERS  tab.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015
    [Providers] Incorporating video into a game question (For Quest games only)
    Return to your question, and paste the URL into the provided box. 'Video can be powerful. Being able to watch someone do something is far better than reading about someone doing something. The Quest game type supports video-based questions. Note: Legend games do not.) The authoring wizard lets you incorporate a link to a video into your question from Youtube or Vimeo. The process for adding a video link is similar to adding an image. owever, you may try links from other video services. Click through this slide show to view a quick visual tutorial. Click Save Question. The
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
    [Providers] Developing Training Material for Hi-Tech IT Products – Our Expertise, Your Advantage
    From our pool of instructional designers and SMEs who have already worked for many IT solution providers, we create a set team which creates content to match the product offerings. Besides providing direct content solutions such as courseware, we also assist in supporting all the paraphernalia that goes around each piece of software. 'If you are an organization in the hi-tech industry, we truly know how always you have to be on your toes. Technology is an agile market. Not to forget the bug-fixes and improvisations that need to be done every now and then. As simple as that.
  • ASSETS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Providers] Create and Edit Articulate Quizmaker Templates
    If you want to change the character, or character expression you could just go change picture and I provided these for you as well. 'Synopsis. Free Articulate Quizmaker template and lesson on how to build your own templates in Quizmaker. This template shows the power of Quizmaker as a scenario tool. Download File. You can  download the Quizmaker file here. Video Transcript. Today I’m going to show you how to create and work with character interactions in Articulate Quizmaker.  If you go into the folder of the free download that I put up there, you can play with the source files.  So CCC. 
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Providers] Analytics Leaders Discuss New Trends
    Solution providers big and small have jumped into this space with pre-packaged solutions: Oracle, Workday, SuccessFactors, Visier, Evolv, just to name a few. The tool provides a view into how they are achieving results and how they are demonstrating capabilities and living the culture. 'Last week I attended the Talent Analytics Leadership Roundtable hosted by Northwestern University and co-sponsored by Sears Holdings Corporation. Here is a recap of a few key themes from the discussion. Predictive retention models: Coming to a desktop near you.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Analytics takes Center Stage at Workday Rising
    They see three progressive phases in analytics of increasing sophistication and benefit to end users: the first, more common today, is data that describes the organization as it stands; the second is predictive: a theme common to many software providers in the HR community today; and the third, demonstrated in this keynote, adds the ability to recommend actions based on those predictions. With its unique perspective among standalone HR and talent providers with support for a complete financial suite, Workday also provides analytics on financials. User Experience. link].
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] The Future Workplace Embraces Freelancers
    From the organization’s perspective, freelancers provide a ready source of talent to supplement the existing workforce. Kaggle, for example, provides a competition platform for top analytics talent. From the organization’s perspective, freelancers provide a ready source of talent to supplement the existing workforce. Kaggle, for example, provides a competition platform for top analytics talent. 'UCLA’s annual HR Roundtable Retreat featured an interesting discussion of future workforce trends. Some of the top freelancing roles include: Writing.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Does your Organization have “Zompetencies?”
    They provide guidance to managers and direct reports alike on the behaviors that are expected. 'Competencies are the language of talent management. They also are a way to assess those behaviors, whether for the purpose of hiring, development, or performance appraisal. Yet, for all that can potentially be right about competencies, so much can also potentially be wrong. In many organizations we talk to, competencies are too numerous, ill-defined, or too complex. The result is the competencies are infrequently used and ultimately cast aside.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] Where oh Where Are the HR Smartphone Apps Going?
    ” Our survey of providers indicated that solutions are created and in the market for every area of talent: learning, rewards, performance management and appraisal approval, succession and hiring management and many more. Close to 70 percent of the providers surveyed have mobile learning management capabilities today. 'Impressive this year is the software creator’s mantra “develop for mobile first.” Even core HR. Even content authoring tools. And the applications available for mobile use in HR vary in both number and sophistication. Do you use them today?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] The Gift of Clarity (And Using Goals to Provide It)
    'How is your week going? If you are anything like many of the people I have spoken with this week, you are having one of the most productive weeks of the year. Your focus is like a laser, your to-do list is pared back, and your eyes are on the prize: to finish up the most critical items before the end of the year. So, I have to ask you: why is every week not more like this one? The likely answer is that in other weeks you lack the goal clarity that is helping you focus now. Our new research, High-Impact Performance Management: Using Goals to Focus the 21st-Century (Not a Bersin member?
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
    [Providers] Ask The Experts: Tobin Conley
    What do you feel has been the most exciting technology advances to date and what do you hope to see from service providers in the near future? 'Jack McGrath: Hi, we’re back with another in our series Ask the Experts. My name is Jack McGrath. And today we’re going to be talking with Tobin Conley. He is the executive consultant, senior consultant actually, for DelCor. Tobin thanks so much for joining us. Tobin Conley: Thank you Jack. McGrath: A few questions we had for you: so you work with associations to articulate their needs and match them up with the right solutions. McGrath: Gottcha.
  • OPENSESAME  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
    [Providers] Learn a New Skill: Take Care of Yourself with Body Mind Breathing
    This provides the initial circuit breaker, distracting the mind from its habitual chatter and allowing you own body’s natural calming ability, to kick in, switching from “fight or flight” to “rest and digest,” activating the parasympathetic nervous system and relaxing the sympathetic nervous system. 'It’s a new year, a new start…“Yay!” you say. new YOU! This is your year to look after YOU! This is the year to let go of all last year’s stresses and struggles. This year, you promise yourself, you’re going to sleep better and feel clearer and happier. But then HOW do you actually DO this?
  • ABSORB LMS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
    [Providers] The Most Important Learning Management System Features to Support Instructor-Led Courses
    The smartest of these organizations don’t then abandon instructor-led learning, but rather aim to provide learners with quality content in many different formats and learning modalities: In evaluating learning management systems, you should consider the ability of the LMS to support instructor-led events even if you presently think you’ll only be serving self-paced courses to your learners. The system provides a way for learners and instructors to add course sessions to their personal calendars (Outlook, etc.). Your needs over time may change. Have I missed anything?
  • ABSORB LMS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [Providers] Try This `Winning Strategy’ to Increase Learner Engagement
    Absorb LMS: Providing Learner Rankings as a Resource. 'There are two ways to get a young child to school on time in the morning: Method 1: Every minute or so, repeat the words `HURRY UP!’ ’ at increasing levels of volume. After about ten minutes, and upon reaching a decibel level similar to a low flying jet, your goal will be achieved. Mind you, you and the child will be a little stressed, and regrettably, some life-long resentment generated but these are worth the price of having this child succeed in school. Photo by Richard Nantel. Absorb LMS Contest Entry, Learner View.
  • ABSORB LMS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Providers] The Powerful Amazon Feature You Should be Adopting in Your Learning Management System
    Here’s a typical course completion e-mail: Here’s a variation that contains a couple of recommendations: Adding recommendations to your communications with learners can provide measurable benefits: Increased enrolment, course completion, and certifications obtained. For commercial learning content providers, increased sales. 'It seems like just yesterday that business analysts were wondering whether this newfangled e-commerce fad would catch on. Would anxiety over credit card theft deter customers from trusting on-line retailers? and a market capitalization of $153 billion.
  • ABSORB LMS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Weight Control Strategies for Learning and Development
    Since we tend to overestimate our own knowledge of a subject, exams also provide an important feedback mechanism. Exams designed to provide this type of reality-check feedback really shouldn’t count for as much of the final mark as an exam designed to measure overall knowledge of the learning content. Consequently, learning strategies can benefit from providing exams with different weightings. 'A friend of mine, an Oxford-educated mathematician, had a smart strategy to succeed in university. This seems logical and self-evident. Did you fail the first exam? Don’t despair!
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Providers] Analytics Leaders Discuss New Trends
    Solution providers big and small have jumped into this space with pre-packaged solutions: Oracle, Workday, SuccessFactors, Visier, Evolv, just to name a few. The tool provides a view into how they are achieving results and how they are demonstrating capabilities and living the culture. 'Last week I attended the Talent Analytics Leadership Roundtable hosted by Northwestern University and co-sponsored by Sears Holdings Corporation. Here is a recap of a few key themes from the discussion. Predictive retention models: Coming to a desktop near you.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Analytics takes Center Stage at Workday Rising
    They see three progressive phases in analytics of increasing sophistication and benefit to end users: the first, more common today, is data that describes the organization as it stands; the second is predictive: a theme common to many software providers in the HR community today; and the third, demonstrated in this keynote, adds the ability to recommend actions based on those predictions. With its unique perspective among standalone HR and talent providers with support for a complete financial suite, Workday also provides analytics on financials. User Experience. link].
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] The Future Workplace Embraces Freelancers
    From the organization’s perspective, freelancers provide a ready source of talent to supplement the existing workforce. Kaggle, for example, provides a competition platform for top analytics talent. From the organization’s perspective, freelancers provide a ready source of talent to supplement the existing workforce. Kaggle, for example, provides a competition platform for top analytics talent. 'UCLA’s annual HR Roundtable Retreat featured an interesting discussion of future workforce trends. Some of the top freelancing roles include: Writing.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Does your Organization have “Zompetencies?”
    They provide guidance to managers and direct reports alike on the behaviors that are expected. 'Competencies are the language of talent management. They also are a way to assess those behaviors, whether for the purpose of hiring, development, or performance appraisal. Yet, for all that can potentially be right about competencies, so much can also potentially be wrong. In many organizations we talk to, competencies are too numerous, ill-defined, or too complex. The result is the competencies are infrequently used and ultimately cast aside.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] Where oh Where Are the HR Smartphone Apps Going?
    ” Our survey of providers indicated that solutions are created and in the market for every area of talent: learning, rewards, performance management and appraisal approval, succession and hiring management and many more. Close to 70 percent of the providers surveyed have mobile learning management capabilities today. 'Impressive this year is the software creator’s mantra “develop for mobile first.” Even core HR. Even content authoring tools. And the applications available for mobile use in HR vary in both number and sophistication. Do you use them today?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] The Gift of Clarity (And Using Goals to Provide It)
    'How is your week going? If you are anything like many of the people I have spoken with this week, you are having one of the most productive weeks of the year. Your focus is like a laser, your to-do list is pared back, and your eyes are on the prize: to finish up the most critical items before the end of the year. So, I have to ask you: why is every week not more like this one? The likely answer is that in other weeks you lack the goal clarity that is helping you focus now. Our new research, High-Impact Performance Management: Using Goals to Focus the 21st-Century (Not a Bersin member?
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Providers] Leaving Stealth Mode: Announcing 2K Learning and Kickstarter Campaign
    Research has indicated that one of the main reasons that teachers don’t adopt innovative new techniques is because they are never provided with the proper training, technical support, pedagogical support or infrastructure to make it successful. 'Today is an exciting day with the announcement of the launch of 2K Learning. 2K Learning is born out of 6 years of work on a National Science Foundation project which has since morphed into a full fledged company offering innovative play/make curriculum designed to instill a love of science, engineering and math into middle school learners.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Providers] Analytics Driving HCM Technology Purchases
    Its workforce analytics solution provides access to HR data, benchmarks, and analysis capabilities. Oracle, Workday, and many other talent management system providers will also be at the event showcasing their analytics solutions. 'The HCM technology market is hot. Our 2014 research shows that 20 percent of HCM software buyers will replace their current standalone talent applications with an integrated talent management suite over the next 12 to 18 months. What’s driving the purchase of HCM systems? See Figure 1.) IBM will be prominent among crowd.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Providers] Analytics Leaders Discuss New Trends
    Solution providers big and small have jumped into this space with pre-packaged solutions: Oracle, Workday, SuccessFactors, Visier, Evolv, just to name a few. The tool provides a view into how they are achieving results and how they are demonstrating capabilities and living the culture. 'Last week I attended the Talent Analytics Leadership Roundtable hosted by Northwestern University and co-sponsored by Sears Holdings Corporation. Here is a recap of a few key themes from the discussion. Predictive retention models: Coming to a desktop near you.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Analytics takes Center Stage at Workday Rising
    They see three progressive phases in analytics of increasing sophistication and benefit to end users: the first, more common today, is data that describes the organization as it stands; the second is predictive: a theme common to many software providers in the HR community today; and the third, demonstrated in this keynote, adds the ability to recommend actions based on those predictions. With its unique perspective among standalone HR and talent providers with support for a complete financial suite, Workday also provides analytics on financials. User Experience. link].
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Does your Organization have “Zompetencies?”
    They provide guidance to managers and direct reports alike on the behaviors that are expected. 'Competencies are the language of talent management. They also are a way to assess those behaviors, whether for the purpose of hiring, development, or performance appraisal. Yet, for all that can potentially be right about competencies, so much can also potentially be wrong. In many organizations we talk to, competencies are too numerous, ill-defined, or too complex. The result is the competencies are infrequently used and ultimately cast aside.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] Where oh Where Are the HR Smartphone Apps Going?
    ” Our survey of providers indicated that solutions are created and in the market for every area of talent: learning, rewards, performance management and appraisal approval, succession and hiring management and many more. Close to 70 percent of the providers surveyed have mobile learning management capabilities today. 'Impressive this year is the software creator’s mantra “develop for mobile first.” Even core HR. Even content authoring tools. And the applications available for mobile use in HR vary in both number and sophistication. Do you use them today?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] The Gift of Clarity (And Using Goals to Provide It)
    'How is your week going? If you are anything like many of the people I have spoken with this week, you are having one of the most productive weeks of the year. Your focus is like a laser, your to-do list is pared back, and your eyes are on the prize: to finish up the most critical items before the end of the year. So, I have to ask you: why is every week not more like this one? The likely answer is that in other weeks you lack the goal clarity that is helping you focus now. Our new research, High-Impact Performance Management: Using Goals to Focus the 21st-Century (Not a Bersin member?
  • TOM SPIGLANIN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
    [Providers] Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 2
    Most cloud-based service providers offer mobile options, whether through a mobile-friendly Web interface or native mobile apps. 'In Part 1 of this series I wrote about how, despite a lot of smart people calling for changes in the role of Learning and Development* (L&D) for years, not much has changed. That precipitated a lively exchange on Twitter between several of those same smart people, who reaffirmed my assertion. ended part 1 with my belief that substantial changes in the workplace are coming, and L&D professionals had better be prepared for them. Thanks for reading!
  • TOM SPIGLANIN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013
    [Providers] New Year Resolutions for Learning and Development
    One view of the present-day role of learning and development in the organization was generously provided by Jane Hart ( click here ). Although Jane provided this insight over a year ago, many of us look at our industry and see little changed. 'Every year brings new challenges and opportunities. Every year brings new hope to do things better, more successfully, and more effectively. To actually accomplish this requires honest reflection, planning, and a personal commitment to make it happen. How do those changes affect the learning and development function. Thanks for reading!
  • TOM SPIGLANIN  |  SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014
    [Providers] Small Changes Make a Difference
    It’s increasingly important to engage with a personal learning network of peers who collectively make us all that much smarter and provide lots of good, new knowledge to bring back to the job. 'In my previous post, I mentioned how my role in workplace learning and development (L&D) had fundamentally changed this past year. am now responsible for (gasp) face-to-face, instructor-led, sage-on-stage classes. These are the same classes I’d been complaining about for the previous year, saying they were ineffective, but expected. Challenge the course. How widespread is the gap?
  • TOM SPIGLANIN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] It’s Not Personal
    Twitter is asynchronous; following the thread can be difficult, but that thread provides the context in which meaning has to be derived. 'I recently witnessed several surprising examples of  miscommunication on Twitter and Skype. Tension rose between people I thought were friends and harsh words were typed. How could congenial conversation suddenly turn ugly? Communication is an extraordinarily complex phenomenon that many of us take for granted. We talk with our hands, our eyes, and our whole bodies at times. We pick up on subtle vocal inflections that speak volumes. Thanks for reading.
  • OPENSESAME  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] Company Growing? Meet Challenges Head On!
    This course provides workers with the knowledge, tools, skills, and resources to transition from a traditional workplace to a highly mobile, independent environment. 'If your company is growing, chances are things are changing, and fast! Keeping up with the changing needs of your company can be a challenge, espcially if you''re expanding internationally or hiring remote workers. eLearning can be a great tool for easing the transition and getting everyone on the same page. Don''t wait—get ahead and get started today! .  . Is your company international? Course of the Week
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
    [Providers] Bloomfire Powers Tech Startup’s Partner Program
    Bloomfire’s channel management solution provides MomentFeed’s partners with a dedicated repository of information they can access anytime they have questions or need materials. MomentFeed is responsible for providing as much new information as possible to our portal, while our partners agree to refer to the portal first for any common questions.”. Even without the day-to-day touch over email, he said partners feel valued by MomentFeed’s ability to provide fast access to the information they need to be successful. The Challenge. The Search. The Solution. The Results.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
    [Providers] It's All About the Candidate Experience
    On Friday, September 19 th , I had the pleasure of attending the first-ever Candidate Experience Symposium , organized by the Talent Board, with sponsors from the talent acquisition solution provider industry. 'The last two weeks have been all about the candidate experience for me. They announced the 62 US winners of the North American Candidate Experience Awards (or CandEs)—for the full listing, see this link. And a special congratulations to those twelve organizations that won with distinction, designated by an asterisk. what would they really like to do) and their lives (e.g.,
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] Skillsoft Acquisition of SumTotal: Corporate Training Market Disruption?
    Earlier this year Wiley acquired CrossKnowledge with this same goal: providing a more integrated, embedded, and engaging learning experience for corporate employees. The combined company now has nearly 10,000 customers, more than 60 million users, and more than 2,400 employees around the world, making it among the largest corporate training providers. Skillsoft acquired Smartforce, NetG, ElementK, Mindleaders, Books24x7 and other smaller content providers. 'A bang just went off in the corporate training and HR market. One could call it "SkillTotal."). ").
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014
    [Providers] Tech-ventures: Update from the Trenches
    The current attention across solution providers to improve the user experience is driving innovators to create “cool” user interfaces that are intuitive – and, dare we say, fun to use. ADP, Ultimate Software, and Ceridian provide capabilities that can track and calculate ACA actionability. To a one, the providers mentioned here have dedicated major development dollars to the user experience—and it shows. And let’s look managing new releases; this sometimes hairy issue is also being addressed by today’s software providers.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Providers] Analytics Driving HCM Technology Purchases
    Its workforce analytics solution provides access to HR data, benchmarks, and analysis capabilities. Oracle, Workday, and many other talent management system providers will also be at the event showcasing their analytics solutions. 'The HCM technology market is hot. Our 2014 research shows that 20 percent of HCM software buyers will replace their current standalone talent applications with an integrated talent management suite over the next 12 to 18 months. What’s driving the purchase of HCM systems? See Figure 1.) IBM will be prominent among crowd.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Providers] Analytics Leaders Discuss New Trends
    Solution providers big and small have jumped into this space with pre-packaged solutions: Oracle, Workday, SuccessFactors, Visier, Evolv, just to name a few. The tool provides a view into how they are achieving results and how they are demonstrating capabilities and living the culture. 'Last week I attended the Talent Analytics Leadership Roundtable hosted by Northwestern University and co-sponsored by Sears Holdings Corporation. Here is a recap of a few key themes from the discussion. Predictive retention models: Coming to a desktop near you.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Analytics takes Center Stage at Workday Rising
    They see three progressive phases in analytics of increasing sophistication and benefit to end users: the first, more common today, is data that describes the organization as it stands; the second is predictive: a theme common to many software providers in the HR community today; and the third, demonstrated in this keynote, adds the ability to recommend actions based on those predictions. With its unique perspective among standalone HR and talent providers with support for a complete financial suite, Workday also provides analytics on financials. User Experience. link].
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] Where oh Where Are the HR Smartphone Apps Going?
    ” Our survey of providers indicated that solutions are created and in the market for every area of talent: learning, rewards, performance management and appraisal approval, succession and hiring management and many more. Close to 70 percent of the providers surveyed have mobile learning management capabilities today. 'Impressive this year is the software creator’s mantra “develop for mobile first.” Even core HR. Even content authoring tools. And the applications available for mobile use in HR vary in both number and sophistication. Do you use them today?
  • ELEARNING CHEF  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] ELearning Audio and Narration – sites, notes, suggestions
    In brief, she lists her suggestions on ‘ Best Stock Music for Multimedia Projects ’ where “you will find online providers of stock music and sound effects (SFX). 'Since last detailed post about recording narration for your eLearning projects, additional discussions have brought about a few more ideas, notes, and resources. Here’s a nice post (and a great overall eLearning site) by Connie Malamed. These sites offer pricing and tracks suitable for online learning, videos, presentations and other multimedia projects.”. Once it is part of their course, they keep the asset forever.”.
  • ASTD LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Providers] Why Learning Tech Professionals Should Participate in the 2014 State of the Industry Report
    The survey collects 13 key efficiency and expenditure data points, as well as data on content distribution and delivery methods that will provide the industry with valuable benchmarking data. 'Data collection for the 2014 State of the Industry has begun. Click here to read full version
  • ASTD LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014
    [Providers] A More Sustainable Business Model for MOOCs
    'In need of a bigger cash cow, MOOC providers like Udemy, edX, and Coursera are beginning to create and market corporate training programs. Click here to read full version
  • CLARK ALDRICH  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Providers] 10 More Simple But Effective Branching Story Techniques
    Clark Aldrich Designs works with both eLearning providers and end-clients. One technique is to ask short questions of the player that provide some insight into the subject matter, and where there is no judging of the answer as right or wrong. One light, fun technique is to then have the coach provide a bit of meta-commentary on the sim itself. Or have a coach provide some context, such as starting the session with, "It''s great to talk to you, and thank you for your interest. We have uncovered best practices along the way. Click here to skip to them. Got it. False.
  • SUDDEN INSIGHT  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
    [Providers] #DevLearn-GS1: Jon Landau – Innovation in Avatar and What Lies Ahead
    The secret then to having an impact is to innovate in a way that provides for that emotional response from the audience. 'Summary: Jon Landau made the case for innovation in e-learning, and also discussed the need to generate an emotional reaction. Jon Landau embraces technology so aggressively and successfully that he’s earned an Academy Award and two Golden Globes for his work producing the two highest-grossing movies of all-time, Avatar and Titanic. At DevLearn, Mr. Landau shared his keen film-industry insights and management and motivational philosophies. DevLearn 2012
  • SUDDEN INSIGHT  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
    [Providers] #DevLearn-313: A New Agile Model – Leaving ADDIE Behind
    So then, what do we need in a design and development model to provide for successful implementation of these components? Then, when the learner is stuck, it is at that time that we provide them with the help they need. Thus, an agile approach provides a competitive advantage by welcoming changing requirements, even late in development. 'Summary: Michael discussed the reasons why we should replace the ADDIE model with Successive Approximation, and how Successive Approximation improves the learning experience. This is why it is forgotten so quickly. DevLearn 2012
  • SUDDEN INSIGHT  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012
    [Providers] #DevLearn-409: Soft-Skills Simulations – A Road Map for Success
    An effort was made to map the simulation to the structured training that had been provided earlier, and this analysis was assembled into a table that reflected the scoring, issues and challenges the learners would face. After the scores are displayed, a recap is given that evaluates the learner’s performance and provides feedback on the decisions they made, and what might have been better choices to make in that situation. 'Summary: Frito-Lay built a compelling soft-skills simulation using mostly-traditional branching techniques and Articulate Storyline. Project Background.
  • SUDDEN INSIGHT  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012
    [Providers] #DevLearn-704: Designing eLearning that Gains and Keeps Learner Attention
    'Summary: Dan provided a variety of techniques and examples to show how we can gain and keep our learner’s attention. The example Dan provided was a commendation for an employee (whose name was listed) that talked about the great service received. This session was presented by Dan Myers, Manager of Instructional Design, The Cheesecake Factory. Today’s learners are faced with distractions – text messages, status updates, phone calls, tweets, and e-mail. These distractions are constant and are not going away. The psychomotor (doing) part is interactivity.
  • SUDDEN INSIGHT  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012
    [Providers] #DevLearn-GS5: Dayna Steele – 101 Ways to Rock for Success
    'Summary: Dayna provided a number of techniques to make us more successful in life. In the music industry, the term “going platinum” is synonymous with success. Are you creating platinum eLearning? If not, maybe some rock n’ roll inspiration will help. Legendary Radio Hall of Fame DJ Dayna Steele has found platinum success teaching the leadership lessons she learned from the most successful entertainers of our generation, including Bono and Bruce Springsteen. Her latest book is 101 Ways to Rock Your World. But you must also know the passions of your audience. Homework : Do your homework.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice (2014)
    The report provides an overview of the latest policies, practices, and trends affecting online learning programs across all 50 states. 'Excerpt: Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice (2014) is the 11th in a series of annual reports that began in 2004 that examine the status of K-12 online education across the country. Keeping Pace is researched and published as a service to the educational and governmental communities through the generous support of our sponsors. Distribution of the report and graphics for presentations are free.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [Providers] Corinthian Colleges closing campuses, selling buildings [educationnews.org]
    a company which provides guarantees for federal student loans and collects loan payments on private student loans. 'Corinthian Colleges closing campuses, selling buildings — from educationnews.org. Excerpt: For-profit college operator Corinthian Colleges, Inc. is in trouble, as the majority of its campuses are being sold to a newly formed segment of a student loan firm for $24 million. The company is now winding down its ownership. Chelsea Dulany and Alan Zibel, writing for The Wall Street Journal , explain that Zenith is owned by Oakdale, Minnesota-based ECMC Group, Inc.,
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [Providers] Helpful resources from Michigan Virtual University re: online learning/learners
    Excerpt: MVU …released a guide for mentors of online learning students, “Mentor Fundamentals: A Guide for Mentoring Online Learners,” that is intended to provide an understanding of the fundamental elements of mentoring or coaching students for success with online courses. Students meet people outside their community in a safe environment, and multimedia used in online learning provides different ways of learning. 'MVU releases guide to help schools navigate the virtual learning journey – from mivhs.org, as posted on September 17, 2014. About MVU.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Providers] What does Mobile Learning Look Like?
    In a corporate environment, you can provide the needed devices to your employees and exercise more control over the technology used. Burns also differentiates learning by presenting subgroups of learners to different content to provide differentiated learning experiences. In this way, QR code-empowered “scavenger hunts” can be designed, sending learners to physical locations where QR codes are posted, and then providing the learners with location-specific content on their mobile devices by scanning the code. 'This article is the second in a two-part series on mLearning.
  • DESIGNED FOR LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014
    [Providers] My Experience at CAPLA 2014 Recognizing Learning Conference
    PLAR provides an opportunity for learners to identify and gain recognition for existing learning - what they already know and can do. My top 5 take-aways from the CAPLA conference were: For all employable workforce, PLAR/RPL can help provide alternate career paths and new ways of utilizing existing skills and competencies. 'I recently participated and presented in the '' 2014 Recognizing Learning Conference '' organized by CAPLA (The Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment ) in Ottawa, Canada, November 2 – 4, 2014. This learning may be formal, informal or experiential.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014
    [Providers] Creating an HTML link in a LEGEND game type
    2) Use the code we provide below, inserting your URL and any unique direction to your users.  'Here’s your steps: 1) Locate the URL you want to incorporate into the game question. If your URL is long, shorten it. The characters in the code string count against the total number of characters you can have in the question. Free services exist that enable you to shorten the URL address. TinyURL.com is one to try. You enter your URL  and it spits out a shortened code for you to use. In the example below, our original URL was 105 characters. Develop Support hyperlinks
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
    [Providers] A piece of the Next Generation Learning Space: Personalized room settings per professor/teacher/trainer
    From DSC: Applying this concept towards learning spaces, such machine-to-machine communications would provide personalized room settings per professor, teacher, or trainer. 'Seed Rapid Prototyping Kit – build connected products quickly and easily – with thanks to Joanna Wasiluk for posting the tweet below. SeedLabsInc Rapid Prototyping Kit – build connected products quickly and easily [link] *This is a game changer. Joanna M. Wasiluk (@joanaw) November 20, 2014. Excellent.
  • MINDFLASH  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    [Providers] Why Mobile Learning is Here to Stay
    Enhances Productivity: From increasing training compliance by having more people complete courses on their own terms to saving costs via digitally-enabled learning, the ROI on training can increase by providing learners with learning experiences that are relevant to their needs as well as to business needs. 'This article, which covers reasons why you should consider mLearning as part of your overall learning strategy, is the first of a two-part series on m-Learning. The second article will cover how to create mLearning programs, and what mLearning “looks like”. Learning is going mobile.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013
    [Providers] You've Got Mail, A Business Model?
    guess providing your credentials to the service would be the problem. 'I tend to have a lot of business ideas, some good, some not so marketable. For example, I once thought of an idea to create a bar or restaurant built around a go-cart track where patrons were able to drink and drive. Think about racing a go-cart around a track after having a few drinks, your friends cheering you on. anyway. don''t drink or would ever encourage folks to drink so I''ll probably leave that to someone else. My latest business idea is one on a much smaller scale, but I think it is a real problem.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014
    [Providers] HR by the Algorithm: Playing by the Numbers
    Rather than looking for a crystal ball, the intent in these algorithms is to use mathematics (referred to as “science” by the vendors) to provide HR with the data points for better decision making. Just this morning I listened to one solution provider, Ultimate Software, talk about its retention predictor and upcoming high-performance predictor. Will anyone in an organization take to time to figure out how a software-provided algorithm works and evaluate the validity of the data used by the program to support such a conclusion within his or her specific environment?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Providers] Corporate Learning Technology Market On Fire
    As many of you know, corporate training is going through a renaissance and a tremendous number of new technologies, content providers, and solutions are now available. 'The corporate learning technology market is hot. Today we released our newest research on the Learning Management Systems market and it shows a 21% growth to over $2.5 billion in 2014. Every one of these areas demands a corporate learning platform - a system which manages courses, content, and creates a compelling experience for employees. " This course is free and we encourage you to share it among your teams.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] High-Impact Talent Acquisition: The Big Reveal
    Two times more influential than the remaining performance drivers, the development of robust candidate pools should be top of mind for recruiters, as they are tasked with providing “just-in-time” candidates, as well as talent solutions for the future. 'Today is an exciting day as we published the first-ever Bersin by Deloitte Talent Acquisition Maturity Model and the key findings from our High-Impact Talent Acquisition (HITA) study! However, the TA function is highly dynamic with multiple types of employees (e.g., one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] ‘Tis the Season…for High Tech Announcements
    'While too soon for the holidays and just post-back-to-school frenzies for many, it is indeed the season for new and interesting product developments from the HR software providers. The timing for new tech product announcements has gravitated to the fall because of the predominance of the HR Tech conference (Las Vegas, October 7-10 this year) as a two-ton gorilla for providers of solutions to the HR market. But talent suite providers have been busy as well, increasing the metrics and the ability to actually analyze employee and trend data. And the learning part?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
    [Providers] It's All About the Candidate Experience
    On Friday, September 19 th , I had the pleasure of attending the first-ever Candidate Experience Symposium , organized by the Talent Board, with sponsors from the talent acquisition solution provider industry. 'The last two weeks have been all about the candidate experience for me. They announced the 62 US winners of the North American Candidate Experience Awards (or CandEs)—for the full listing, see this link. And a special congratulations to those twelve organizations that won with distinction, designated by an asterisk. what would they really like to do) and their lives (e.g.,
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] Skillsoft Acquisition of SumTotal: Corporate Training Market Disruption?
    Earlier this year Wiley acquired CrossKnowledge with this same goal: providing a more integrated, embedded, and engaging learning experience for corporate employees. The combined company now has nearly 10,000 customers, more than 60 million users, and more than 2,400 employees around the world, making it among the largest corporate training providers. Skillsoft acquired Smartforce, NetG, ElementK, Mindleaders, Books24x7 and other smaller content providers. 'A bang just went off in the corporate training and HR market. One could call it "SkillTotal."). ").
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014
    [Providers] Tech-ventures: Update from the Trenches
    The current attention across solution providers to improve the user experience is driving innovators to create “cool” user interfaces that are intuitive – and, dare we say, fun to use. ADP, Ultimate Software, and Ceridian provide capabilities that can track and calculate ACA actionability. To a one, the providers mentioned here have dedicated major development dollars to the user experience—and it shows. And let’s look managing new releases; this sometimes hairy issue is also being addressed by today’s software providers.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Providers] Analytics Driving HCM Technology Purchases
    Its workforce analytics solution provides access to HR data, benchmarks, and analysis capabilities. Oracle, Workday, and many other talent management system providers will also be at the event showcasing their analytics solutions. 'The HCM technology market is hot. Our 2014 research shows that 20 percent of HCM software buyers will replace their current standalone talent applications with an integrated talent management suite over the next 12 to 18 months. What’s driving the purchase of HCM systems? See Figure 1.) IBM will be prominent among crowd.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Providers] Analytics Leaders Discuss New Trends
    Solution providers big and small have jumped into this space with pre-packaged solutions: Oracle, Workday, SuccessFactors, Visier, Evolv, just to name a few. The tool provides a view into how they are achieving results and how they are demonstrating capabilities and living the culture. 'Last week I attended the Talent Analytics Leadership Roundtable hosted by Northwestern University and co-sponsored by Sears Holdings Corporation. Here is a recap of a few key themes from the discussion. Predictive retention models: Coming to a desktop near you.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Analytics takes Center Stage at Workday Rising
    They see three progressive phases in analytics of increasing sophistication and benefit to end users: the first, more common today, is data that describes the organization as it stands; the second is predictive: a theme common to many software providers in the HR community today; and the third, demonstrated in this keynote, adds the ability to recommend actions based on those predictions. With its unique perspective among standalone HR and talent providers with support for a complete financial suite, Workday also provides analytics on financials. User Experience. link].
  • MINDFLASH  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Providers] 5 Reasons to Put Your Customers “In the Know”
    host of benefits can be reaped by consciously providing consumer education and community building opportunities through online training. For example, if you’re in the construction business, consider providing online training courses that teach people the basics of successfully engaging contractors. If you sell artisan yarn, consider providing online training courses that teach people to knit or crochet. By providing interactive training in a case study format, you can help your customers determine how to leverage best practices. Leveraging Innovation Ideas.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014
    [Providers] How to Measure Online Training Engagement
    And for those trainees who do provide feedback, it may be unique to their experience, which will make it difficult for you to view this information in aggregate. We worked with our partner, Sension on leveraging their technology to provide this level of feedback to the trainers. To protect the trainee’s privacy and to provide the data in aggregate, we only show the reports after 5 trainees have completed the course. 'How do you know if your online training course content is engaging? More importantly, which parts of your course is less engaging? How do we do it?
  • BLOGGER IN MIDDLE-EARTH  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] Homeopathy – A Cure for Ebola?
    In 1988 there was an attempt to provide some explanation of how homeopathy might work. 'New Zealand Green Party Member of Parliament, Steffan Browning , has recently caused a stir by supporting a petition appealing to the World Health Organisation to use homeopathy in the treatment of the deadly disease ebola. Browning later posted his support to Facebook. The petition was launched by the controversial Australian homeopath, Fran Sheffield, on the change.org site. New Zealand Green Party co-leader Russell Norman said that the action of his colleague in signing the petition was “unwise”.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Providers] Instructor Led Training…Is It Still the Gold Standard?
    In addition, although ILT provides the opportunity for instructor-learner interaction, in practice one-on-one instruction rarely takes place. This provides not only interaction during the course, but also various forums for follow-up after the course has ended. They can provide both adaptability and consistency. Courses can include a range of material with which learners can engage depending on their needs, while video-based delivery provides training consistency. 'In the training world, we often refer to instructor-led-training (ILT) as the gold standard.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014
    [Providers] Getting SaaS-y on Release Management: HR Heads to the Cloud
    Unlike their on-premise predecessors, these applications support rapid deployment and redeployment of new functionality—ranging between two and five new releases annually (some providers have continual rolling updates, so new fixes and features can appear almost weekly). Because the SaaS solution provider has multiple releases a year, the contents of each release should be reviewed carefully. This is following a market trend that sees the amount spent on cloud technology reaching as much as $14 billion by the end of 2014.) Bersin by Deloitte. June, 2014. Bersin by Deloitte.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014
    [Providers] HR by the Algorithm: Playing by the Numbers
    Rather than looking for a crystal ball, the intent in these algorithms is to use mathematics (referred to as “science” by the vendors) to provide HR with the data points for better decision making. Just this morning I listened to one solution provider, Ultimate Software, talk about its retention predictor and upcoming high-performance predictor. Will anyone in an organization take to time to figure out how a software-provided algorithm works and evaluate the validity of the data used by the program to support such a conclusion within his or her specific environment?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Providers] Corporate Learning Technology Market On Fire
    As many of you know, corporate training is going through a renaissance and a tremendous number of new technologies, content providers, and solutions are now available. 'The corporate learning technology market is hot. Today we released our newest research on the Learning Management Systems market and it shows a 21% growth to over $2.5 billion in 2014. Every one of these areas demands a corporate learning platform - a system which manages courses, content, and creates a compelling experience for employees. " This course is free and we encourage you to share it among your teams.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] High-Impact Talent Acquisition: The Big Reveal
    Two times more influential than the remaining performance drivers, the development of robust candidate pools should be top of mind for recruiters, as they are tasked with providing “just-in-time” candidates, as well as talent solutions for the future. 'Today is an exciting day as we published the first-ever Bersin by Deloitte Talent Acquisition Maturity Model and the key findings from our High-Impact Talent Acquisition (HITA) study! However, the TA function is highly dynamic with multiple types of employees (e.g., one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] ‘Tis the Season…for High Tech Announcements
    'While too soon for the holidays and just post-back-to-school frenzies for many, it is indeed the season for new and interesting product developments from the HR software providers. The timing for new tech product announcements has gravitated to the fall because of the predominance of the HR Tech conference (Las Vegas, October 7-10 this year) as a two-ton gorilla for providers of solutions to the HR market. But talent suite providers have been busy as well, increasing the metrics and the ability to actually analyze employee and trend data. And the learning part?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
    [Providers] It's All About the Candidate Experience
    On Friday, September 19 th , I had the pleasure of attending the first-ever Candidate Experience Symposium , organized by the Talent Board, with sponsors from the talent acquisition solution provider industry. 'The last two weeks have been all about the candidate experience for me. They announced the 62 US winners of the North American Candidate Experience Awards (or CandEs)—for the full listing, see this link. And a special congratulations to those twelve organizations that won with distinction, designated by an asterisk. what would they really like to do) and their lives (e.g.,
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] Skillsoft Acquisition of SumTotal: Corporate Training Market Disruption?
    Earlier this year Wiley acquired CrossKnowledge with this same goal: providing a more integrated, embedded, and engaging learning experience for corporate employees. The combined company now has nearly 10,000 customers, more than 60 million users, and more than 2,400 employees around the world, making it among the largest corporate training providers. Skillsoft acquired Smartforce, NetG, ElementK, Mindleaders, Books24x7 and other smaller content providers. 'A bang just went off in the corporate training and HR market. One could call it "SkillTotal."). ").
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014
    [Providers] Tech-ventures: Update from the Trenches
    The current attention across solution providers to improve the user experience is driving innovators to create “cool” user interfaces that are intuitive – and, dare we say, fun to use. ADP, Ultimate Software, and Ceridian provide capabilities that can track and calculate ACA actionability. To a one, the providers mentioned here have dedicated major development dollars to the user experience—and it shows. And let’s look managing new releases; this sometimes hairy issue is also being addressed by today’s software providers.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Providers] Analytics Driving HCM Technology Purchases
    Its workforce analytics solution provides access to HR data, benchmarks, and analysis capabilities. Oracle, Workday, and many other talent management system providers will also be at the event showcasing their analytics solutions. 'The HCM technology market is hot. Our 2014 research shows that 20 percent of HCM software buyers will replace their current standalone talent applications with an integrated talent management suite over the next 12 to 18 months. What’s driving the purchase of HCM systems? See Figure 1.) IBM will be prominent among crowd.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
    [Providers] 2014 KMWorld Promise and Reality award finalists: KM PROMISE AWARD
    This award is given to the organization that is delivering the promise to its customers by providing innovative technology solutions for implementing and integrating knowledge management practices into their business processes. 'Many companies promise that their technology is the best knowledge management solution. One of the greatest challenges for organizations purchasing these technologies is to determine which of the companies will deliver on its promise. Link to full article here. Featured News
  • MINDFLASH  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    [Providers] 6 Ways Digitally-Enabled Learning Improves Productivity
    Equally important, digitally-enabled learning provides freedom for the facilitator and/or course designer, too. '“According to i4cp surveys, improving employee productivity is one of the most important people-management issues, with almost 9 out of 10 participants predicting that the issue will grow in importance over the next decade.”. Can digitally-enabled learning improve workplace productivity? Absolutely. If business needs are aligned with what we want from our jobs (our intrinsic motivation), then our productivity flourishes. What do we want from our jobs? Improve Communication.
  • ELEARNING CHEF  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Providers] First Captivate 8 Patch Released
    Aside from the various fixes and updates provided, one significant bit of the update applies to folks who may be more ‘power users’ of Captivate and have custom templates and such. 'This is week-old news but worth a quick post to refresh the notice that a patch has been released for Captivate 8, bringing it up to 8.0.1.242. Assuming you have a subscription to CP8 (it’s difficult to get a license that’s not a subscription), fire-up Captivate and click Help > Updates. Adobe’s Official Notice , highlighting: Responsive Drag’n’Drop. Publishing to.exe has returned. link].
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] How To Export A SCORM Package
    With Guru, you CAN generate a SCORM package of your game, export it, and provide it to an LMS administrator for upload into your LMS. Once you have the file, you can provide the SCORM package to your LMS administrator for uploading to your LMS. 'The optimal way to experience a Guru game is via the web application. However, sometimes the organization requires tracking of completion via an LMS. The game play itself will be the same for players. What will be missing are the leaderboards and any opportunity to see how other players are doing. Quick Steps List. Be aware! conformant.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] How to Send Players an Email from the Guru Game Wizard
    To provide recognition or to gently encourage inactive player(s) to return to the game. Type your message in the provided space and click the button that acknowledges you have reviewed the message and are ready to send. 'The Guru Game Wizard allows you to send email messages to different players or subsets of players within your Guru game. There are several occasions where sending an in-game email to a player or a group of players can be useful. You may be running a contest. Quick Steps. Within the MANAGE PLAYERS tab, select the  Notifications submenu option.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Creating Good Topic Objectives
    It will help you think about the cognitive skill you want learners to do and provide verb choices that match. 'There are three keys to a successful Knowledge Guru game: Relevant topics. Strong, specific objectives that relate to the game topics. Well-written, relevant questions that link to the objectives. This post focuses on the objectives you create for a game, and gives you tips on creating good ones…and avoiding bad ones. well-written objective links tightly to the topic it is associated with. Check out the image below. The ones on the right are much better. ”).
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