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  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Providers] Texas Rolls Out an ‘Affordable Baccalaureate’ Degree, a For-Profit U will accept MOOC credits, & other HE-related items
    Excerpt: Bridgepoint Education’s Ashford University, which offers courses both online and on a campus in Clinton, Iowa, said on Friday that it would allow students to earn credits toward degrees by taking “selected” massive open online courses offered through two of the three big online-course providers, Coursera and Udacity. 'Texas Rolls Out an ‘Affordable Baccalaureate’ Degree — from chronicle.com by Lawrence Biemiller. Excerpt: Two years after Gov. QuickWire: For-Profit University Will Accept MOOC Credits — from chronicle.com. — from wfs.org by Randall Mayes.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] How do we meet the challenge of tracking mobile learning?
    Those around the table were very much at the start of their own journey and in some cases not sure where to start, so this conversation provided lots of opportunities to ask questions, raise understanding of the some of the more technical aspects and explore together the issues and challenges of tracking mobile learning. They developed six apps covering topics such as clinical skills, health and safety and medical adminstration techniques - providing high-end, structured quick reference learning opportunities. Why track mobile learning? External or in-house?
  • LEARNFOREVER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Providers] Why you should join the Learning Evaluation Network
    All this and more is provided by the Learning Evaluation Network , and at an affordable price. 'Many people, if they’re honest, will admit that they aren’t doing enough to evaluate their learning and development. Most of us get regular feedback from learners, and can be confident learning interventions are well received; most of us know that learning is a good thing to do; and in many cases there is broad alignment of learning interventions with organisational goals. Do you regularly and robustly measure the business impact of your learning and development? But the answer is to hand.
  • TWITTERPATED WITH LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Providers] Analysis Questions for Learning Design
    Explore existing tools and resources, and identify the gaps between what these resources already provide and what is needed for success. 'I definitely favor successive approximation over the waterfall method; by prototyping early and often, you not only get a better sense of what will actually be most effective early in the process, when you’re best able to make changes, but sometimes end up refining the goals for the project itself. That being said, I think analysis is super useful, and I spend a fair amount of time on it early in most projects. The analysis questions I ask vary.
  • ONTUITIVE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014
    [Providers] Rebooting Your Sales Process
    'Problem Statement: sales stages don’t provide much utility if the intended outcomes of each are not clear.  Also, you know a sales stage isn’t accomplishing much if the percentage of deals that close within that stage isn’t significantly higher than the previous one
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [Providers] HR and Talent Software Vendors Get Into. Data Management
    In order for SumTotal to integrate its products into a customer's environment they need to provide a level of data integration that makes the SumTotal system coexist gracefully with everything else. 'Over the last few weeks we've been briefed on a whole series of announcements from HR software vendors focused on the somewhat arcane and technical area of "data management." " In this blog I'll highlight a few of these major announcements and give you a sense of why this is going on. Workday BigData Analytics. Third, this system is open. SumTotal's Elixr.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013
    [Providers] HR Tech Delivers on Promise of “Awesome” and SMAC Talk
    The event provides a revue for software creators, the analyst community and the end users to see all the newest innovation and share end user stories of implementations and technology successes. Another highlight of the event is the Talent Board’s selection of those companies that provide great experiences for their candidates. 'The annual HR Tech show, a favorite of many in the world of technologies surrounding the human capital management space, wrapped up its second Las Vegas appearance this past week. Tops trends? Talkin’ SMAC.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] Drinking from the Talent Acquisition Fire Hose
    To explain how I got here from there, I’ll provide a brief professional biography: I’ve spent the last 20 years in consulting in various roles, from direct client service helping organizations with their talent-related challenges to managing complex internal transformations. Similarly, the global talent acquisition solution and service provider landscape is vast and navigating the acronym and funky title soup might feel like traversing the “Wild, Wild West.” 'Hi, my name is Robin and I’m trying to understand the complexity of Talent Acquisition.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013
    [Providers] Going Global with HR, Talent and Workforce Management
    As one example, Cornerstone OnDemand, the talent management suite provider, now gleans 30% of its revenue from international business, chiefly in EMEA. Fully 12 % of HR/Talent provider SilkRoad’s revenue last year came from Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa with 9 % from that solely from its Asia Pacific operations. Last year, SilkRoad China was named the “Most Promising HR Service Provider of the Year” by China Staff Awards – as such it is the only talent management provider that has been so recognized in the China market.
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013
    [Providers] State of California: Game Based Learning Improves Taxpayer Interaction
    “I am always looking for innovative training solutions that will give our staff the best possible interaction with the public, provide more options for solutions, and create an environment where both the taxpayer and the Board are satisfied with the outcome of that interaction,” said Walker. One of their learner engagement managers was assigned to our cohort and provided technical and supportive assistance to staff throughout the training. 'Note: written for publication in the November issue of Elearning! He found a solution from Game On! “Game On!
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013
    [Providers] Why your organization should consider custom-developed game based learning for your mission critical training initiatives
    We mesh our expertise with that of our development partners to provide a comprehensive solution, from strategy, to design, to development, to implementation, to impact measurement. 'Most organizations are focused on a few key business initiatives that are pivotal to the success of the enterprise. Linked to these critical initiatives are learning strategies that must succeed to drive the business result. The more important the business initiative, the more essential it is to ensure that the learning doesn’t miss the mark. Don’t just hit the target, hit the bull’s eye!
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013
    [Providers] Managing the Tidal Wave of Knowledge-Based Training
    And significantly raise the bar on the quality of the training you provide to your employees and customer s. Provides game based mobile learning to your employees and customers This form of learning uses short, addictive games that have been proven to effectively anchor knowledge. Provides a learning content generation facility that allows the games to be created quickly VERY quickly! Provides detailed analytics on game play Analytics allow you to track usage, progress, knowledge acquisition and engagement – all in real time from mLevel’s analytics dashboard.
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013
    [Providers] Game On! Announces Learning Game Partnership with Sealund & Associates
    Learning provides inspired online game based learning solutions that create unmatched learner engagement and produce learners who will immediately and confidently apply their newly acquired skills on-the-job. Sealund consistently provides leading-edge technologies that enhance learning such as Serious Games, Scenario-based Training, Virtual Learning Environments, Simulations, Mobile Learning and 3D Stereoscopic Innovations. 'Game On! Learning’s chief game changer. That’s where we come in.” That’s what Game On! Learning and Sealund are known for.”
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013
    [Providers] Elearning! Magazine Focuses on Learning Gamification with Features by Game On!
    “Due to the ground-breaking nature of the issue, it was important to work closely with their editorial staff to provide the best possible information about gamification to their readers.” Learning provides inspired online game based learning solutions that create unmatched learner engagement and produce learners who will immediately and confidently apply their newly acquired skills on-the-job. 'Elearning! magazine releases the industry’s first special edition issue on serious learning games and learning gamification. issue as case studies. Elearning!
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
    [Providers] Game Based Mobile Learning Webinar Announced
    Learning provides inspired online game based learning solutions that create unmatched learner engagement and produce learners who will immediately and confidently apply their newly acquired skills on-the-job. 'Gainesville, Florida, December 11, 2013 – Game On! Learning, the thought leader in serious learning games for the corporate learning market, has announced a January webinar that will be delivered in conjunction with Training magazine. The event will be co-presented by Game On! For details on this event, and to register, please click HERE. About Game On! Learning Game On!
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] New White Paper Published on Serious Learning Games
    ” This research-based white paper provides key elements to look for in an effective serious game. Learning provides inspired online game based learning solutions that create unmatched learner engagement and produce learners who will immediately and confidently apply their newly acquired skills on-the-job. 'Game On! He is a practice leader for The Institute for Performance Improvement, and a Certified Performance Technologist. He is also a Fellow of the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction. Learning’s chief game changer.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
    [Providers] New Learning Agenda part 2: Learning Transformation - turning talk into action!
    Well, Towards Maturity’s unique data from 2,900 participants over the last ten years provides some deep insights into how learning is changing. 'In November Towards Maturity Launched ‘The New Learning Agenda’ outlining recommendations for the business and L&D professionals as a result of their 2013-14 Towards Maturity Benchmark. In the second of three articles, we look at learning transformation and why we have to turn talk into action. We still have lectures laced with PowerPoint but now we can access them virtually. Or in many cases, how it isn’t!
  • MARCIA CONNER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014
    [Providers] Focus on What Matters Most
    All along my journey, her words provided me inspiration and insight into how to focus on what mattered most. 'Right at the time I thought I had it all, I realized I had no time to spend on any of it. Thankfully, in a book by Elaine St. James, Simplify Your Life , I found someone who had experienced this feeling and set out to find a way through. Over six months, I de-stuffed and de-scheduled. Elaine’s was no back-to-basics message, encouraging me to grow my own food and pedal to work. That conversation took place fourteen years ago. It’s sapping our planet too. Enjoy!
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013
    [Providers] “What changed in higher education?” [Zinny]; also, “MOOCs in 2013: Breaking Down the Numbers” [Shah]
    ” In his Forward, the economist Larry Summers summarizes the nature of this avalanche, writing that: A new phase of competitive intensity is emerging as the concept of the traditional university itself comes under pressure and the various functions it serves are unbundled and increasingly supplied, perhaps better, by providers that are not universities at all. The website gathers course listings through provider sites, social media, and tips from MOOC providers and users. 'What changed in higher education? — from by Gabriel Sanchez Zinny. 200+ universities.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013
    [Providers] Lecturers need research time off campus to best teach students [Tickle]
    In the current debate around higher tuition fees and what purpose universities exist to serve, he argues that providing students with a combination of practice and theory is vital in equipping them for working life. 'Lecturers need research time off campus to best teach students – from theguardian.com by Louise Tickle; with thanks to strategic foresight practitioner Marie Conway for this resource on her University Futures Update. Louise Tickle meets four university teachers whose work in the field enriches their students’ learning.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Providers] 10 Serious Games From The ClarkChart [avatargeneration.com]
    The purpose of the ClarkChart is to provide a platform where serious game buyers and sellers can connect and possibly collaborate. '10 Serious Games From The ClarkChart – from avatargeneration.com. Excerpt: The ClarkChar t has been hailed as the IMDB of the Educational Simulation and Serious Game Industry. Created by renowned serious games pioneer and award winner author Clark Aldrich, the website is the fastest growing database of educational sims and serious games available on the market. Here is a list of 10 new and noteworthy serious games as listed in the Clark Chart.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] Towards Maturity Christmas Quiz
    Two thousand individuals working a diverse range of companies and roles (from directors to office admin, customer services to finance) provide us with some interesting insights into how they currently learn what they need for their job and what motivates them to learn online. The results provide some surprising insights about what learners might secretly want from L&D this Christmas. 'So do you know what is on our learner''s wish list for 2014? Take part in this mini quiz to find out. Your learners of course might be different! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013
    [Providers] New Catalog Feature
    Many customers provide courses and series that are above and beyond the required learning material, and while they want their trainees to take these courses, it’s not always mandatory. After many conversations we decided to build Catalogs, a new feature that provides an easy way to group all your course and series offerings onto one page. The addition of this feature provides several benefits for both Trainers and Trainees. Providing a list of content empowers the trainee to take responsibility for their training goals. Trainer View of Catalog.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Providers] LINE gives TM Benchmark Report 2013 a big thumbs up
    They provide little sustenance once you get beyond the headline results in their executive summaries. 'LINE, a TM Ambassador, has given a big thumbs up to Towards Maturity''s New Learning Agenda TM Benchmark Report 2013. You know when articles use metephors based on the Great British Bake off that it''s going to make positive reading! In John Helmar''s review phrases like a ''good firm bake'' and ''nutritious ingredients'' seek to highlight not just the value but also the readability and attraction of our latest Benchmark report! Some research reports are all icing.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Providers] Learning Technologies eXchanges 2014
    eXchanges will provide a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with speakers from the conference. The eXchanges provides an opportunity for L&D practitioners who are visiting the show to directly meet the conference speakers to exchange practical ideas and experiences around themes being discussed in the conference. 'Online booking is now open for the eXchanges, a unique, free opportunity to get up close and personal with the speakers at the Learning Technology 2014 event on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th January 2014. Make your eXchanges booking here. each day.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] Towards Maturity Legal Sector Report 2013 PRESS RELEASE
    They must have a deep understanding of learner requirements and behaviour to provide them with the flexible learning required by business. Provide a faster response to changing business conditions 6. About Towards Maturity Towards Maturity is a benchmarking research company that provides independent expert advice and support to help organisations use learning technologies to accelerate business performance. 9 out of 10 legal firms are looking to use learning technologies to improve their induction process and ability to comply with new regulations. LMS 81% 4. They are: a.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2013
    [Providers] Towards Maturity research reveals business impact of technology-enabled learning
    All participating organisations are provided with personalized feedback to help them improve bottom line results year on year. The longitudinal nature of this study provides the opportunity to look at longer term trends over five years or more. The 2013 benchmark study, now in its tenth year is unique - it is the only annual longitudinal research to study how organisations use technology to deliver effective learning that directly impacts commercial growth. Data was gathered from learning and development leaders across 44 countries from June to August 2013. They are: a.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Providers] Enspire Launches Updated Buisness Acumen Simulation
    6, 2013 – Enspire Learning, a premier provider of simulation-based leadership development programs, has recently launched an updated version of Business Challenge , the company’s business acumen program. 'FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. AUSTIN, TX – Dec. Business Challenge 4.0 includes improvements to both the technology and the program content. Technology improvements to Business Challenge include tablet compatibility. The simulation is now compatible with an expanded range of devices and operating systems, including iOS 5+ and Android 4+. release. The 4.0
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013
    [Providers] Stephen Downes: Heading up a new initiative in Canada where individuals can access/get credit for learning from any education provider at all
    The objective is to build a system where individuals can access, and get credit for, learning from any education provider at all, whether from home, the workplace, or at a school. 'Learning and Performance Support Systems – from Stephen Downes. Excerpt: This post is to introduce you to our Learning and Performance Support Systems program, a new $19 million 5-year initiative at the National Research Council that I will be leading. What follows is a version of the case we presented to NRC senior executive in order to have this program approved. From DSC: Congratulations Stephen!
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Providers] New Learning Agenda Launched By Towards Maturity
    Across the board, employers are looking to provide content to employees at the point of need with 86% looking to technology to push updated information to their staff. When recognition of online achievement is important to two out of three learners, integrating talent and performance with the wider talent management strategy provides a big opportunity to connect and engage with staff. 'Laura Overton, MD at Towards Maturity speaks at Online Educa Berlin about how technology-enabled learning can deliver at scale across business. London 5th December 2013. The New Learning Agenda 1.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Providers] How to choose an authoring tool for your HTML eLearning development [Sheth]
    Their key strength – they are able to provide an excellent library of ready templates and resources. 'How to choose an authoring tool for your HTML eLearning development – from upsidelearning.com by Sonal Sheth. Excerpt: Lectora11, Captivate 7, and Articulate Storyline are the top tools that come to mind for HTML elearning development. But do you know which one is best for your project? Read on…. From DSC: Thanks Sonal for the great comparison of the strengths/areas of improvement for these 3 tools.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Excellence in Gaming And Simulations
    Army’s 7,800 paralegal soldiers, the Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School needed to provide a maintainable and just-in-time model to provide supervisor training at multiple locations. developed the Pre-deployment Immersive Environment, an integrated 10-hour simulation that walks new paralegal supervisors through the pre-deployment process and provides practice for what they may encounter managing daily work at a brigade legal office. 'Gold: Carney Inc. At the U.S. Defense Department, information security is serious business. So is gaming.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Excellence in E-Learning
    Ivy helped International Paper develop a learning program that provided a common language for global inclusion and diversity. 'Gold: Ivy Planning Group Human psychology is to Ivy Planning Group’s learning programs what wood pulp is to paper. Ivy’s learning programs are founded on a group of subtle behaviors called microtriggers. The Rockville, Md.-based based service management and consulting firm identified 58 behaviors that could have a negative impact on work relationships. The program also had to be translated into eight languages.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Global Learning — Division 2
    LEO Powerhouse, as Ellersgaard’s program is known, provides a comprehensive vision to globally energize the company. 'GOLD: Birgitte Ellersgaard, Development Manager for Corporate HR, LEO Pharma. To compete in an expanding marketplace, Copenhagen-based LEO Pharma sought to create a strategic approach to its international markets while developing a new breed of leadership to act as global leaders. Add in the story of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose leadership skills kept 27 men alive for two years while trapped in Antarctica. “Champagne taste on a beer budget.”
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Global Learning — Division 1
    Cognizant Academy has provided significant learning and development numbers in recent years: 17 million hours of training in 2012; 47 learning hubs and 1,328 internal and 238 external trainers cultivating talent while combing college campuses for new hires. The universal leadership principles have since provided a consistent approach to business and a foundational resource for leadership within the organization. 'GOLD: Sharon Moshayof and Nancy Singer, Merck. Merck is known for its international reach, but when the White Horse, N.J.-based It has met with great success. &rdquo
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Business Impact -- Division 2
    To fill the development need, the company launched Rackspace Open Cloud Academy in March to establish and grow a talent pipeline by providing technical career and development opportunities for both Rackspace employees and external applicants. 'GOLD: Jenny Dearborn, Chief Learning Officer, SuccessFactors When software company SAP acquired SuccessFactors in December 2011, it wanted to reach its 176,000 newly acquired customers. To do so, the cloud-based talent-management company needed to accelerate development of its management team through data-based training. The approach was a success.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Excellence in Content
    wanted to bolster brand engagement among its employees to better reflect the company’s shift from software and hardware maker to end-to-end enterprise business services provider. Skill builder sessions also provided employees with an opportunity to participate in discussions, learn from peers and practice new skills. 'GOLD: Enspire Studios. Dell Inc. The company sought to strengthen this new definition of its brand throughout the organization — an initiative that would result in a more consistent and unified experience for customers. SILVER: AchieveGlobal. to 92.6.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Excellence in Academic Partnerships
    The Rutgers-Graybar SCM Program is serving its fifth cohort, providing Graybar’s future leaders with broad business knowledge, critical thinking skills and the ability to adapt quickly. Best Western learning leaders needed to provide access to higher education for their members without disrupting their ability to operate its hotels. 'GOLD: Rutgers University School of Business, Camden Executive Education. As such, employee retention has been one of Graybar’s strengths. Graybar’s management team had a critical need for leadership development in 2001.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Trailblazer — Division 1
    Since implementing the strategy, the company is now able to leverage its learning experts to provide a holistic learning environment, with employees’ knowledge and skills growing from the increased collaboration. 'GOLD: Kim Dorer, Director, Spectrum Health University, Spectrum Health Physician leaders, like all health care system leaders, are most effective when they achieve results through others. But it was difficult for employees in the medical field — most of whom were taught to review every test result with their own eyes — to depend on others. ConAgra Foods Inc.,
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Technology — Division 2
    'GOLD: Douglas Clayton, Senior Vice President of Learning and Development, SES Before SES, a global satellite provider and operator based in Luxembourg, consolidated its four entities into one company in October 2010, each entity had its own company culture. The learning program teaches team building and collaboration skills, provides access to timely on-demand content and allows employees to easily share thoughts. The organization’s executives realized if the consolidation was going to succeed, SES needed one common culture, not four potentially incompatible ones.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Strategy — Division 2
    The events also included breakout sessions to provide employees with more details about the strategy shift and its key tactics, an address by Virgin’s CEO and 45-minute “leadership tables” in which senior leaders were available to answer questions. 'GOLD: Deborah McCuiston, Director of Corporate Learning, Virgin America Since its launch in 2006, airline Virgin America has blossomed into one of the more recognizable brands in an industry dominated by a few major players. Refresh played a key role in transforming the organization’s culture.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Strategy — Division 1
    To provide this framework, Kouba developed the Merck Learning Academies, a classroom-based, multilevel curriculum. Third was to position the global product education team with all business units to deliver on short-term goals and provide for a long-term vision. 'GOLD: Wendy Kouba, Executive Director, Merck Biologics, Vaccines and Sterile Manufacturing Strategy Realization Office Merck & Co. ’s Biologics, Vaccines and Sterile Manufacturing organization needed to improve efficiency of its manufacturing process. HCL Technologies Ltd. The initiative included three stages.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Innovation — Division 2
    'GOLD: Adri Maisonet-Morales, Vice President, Enterprise Learning and Development, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina One thousand flowers are about to “bloom” at health insurance provider Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina. This practice provides a framework for “beyond the learning event” activities such as discussion boards and action learning projects. BLOOM, a new video-based learning system, stands for Blue Learning Opportunities On-demand Media. In the future, more of the workforce will be able to create and upload content.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
    [Providers] “Going Social:” Not so Much?
    The HCM software providers are all over this concept: almost every software product on the market has a “Facebook”-like page, often added to a talent-related area in hopes of creating a socially-motivating workplace that encourages engagement, retention and informal learning. 'Few human capital management concepts today are getting more attention than that of “social.” But what do HR professionals actually think about social as they look at procuring new software over the 2013? 2013.).
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
    [Providers] MOOCs, LMS, and Learning Technology for 2013 and Beyond - What's Happening?
    We track more than 200 LMS companies (there are more than 500 worldwide) today and many new cloud-based systems are providing far improved learning experiences than do the traditional players. 'Every day there is more exciting news about the emerging market for MOOC s (massive open online courses), new learning solutions, and the expansion of tools for corporate learning. There have been more than a few! The learning management market, now more than $2 billion in size, continues to evolve. off the $1,895 conference registration with Promo Code BERSIN13
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] Anticipating Fall: And HRTech
    It’s HRTech, the yearly conference focusing on technology in the world of human capital management that provides that excitement for me and my colleagues interested in HCM. 'The onset of autumn used to mean all the excitement of a new year of school – new clothes, crayons, backpacks and lunchboxes. Later in my professional life, it was the time to welcome in new freshman classes, attempting to reassure parents that their offspring were going to survive the first term of their college experience. Part was the delight in seeing old friends and meeting friends for the future.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
    [Providers] Getting to the Analytics Crystal Ball: SAP to Acquire KXEN
    And with that, we anticipate that SAP is just one of many who will be scooping up predictive analytics software providers in the coming months 'Analyzing score of data for its own sake is not so interesting – but what if you could predict future trends and behaviors with the data you have today? The business implications are huge. But how? Enter “predictive analytics.” For HR professionals, they may enable the ability to predict retention risks, retirement patterns, future staffing requirements and the like.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [Providers] HR and Talent Software Vendors Get Into. Data Management
    In order for SumTotal to integrate its products into a customer's environment they need to provide a level of data integration that makes the SumTotal system coexist gracefully with everything else. 'Over the last few weeks we've been briefed on a whole series of announcements from HR software vendors focused on the somewhat arcane and technical area of "data management." " In this blog I'll highlight a few of these major announcements and give you a sense of why this is going on. Workday BigData Analytics. Third, this system is open. SumTotal's Elixr.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013
    [Providers] HR Tech Delivers on Promise of “Awesome” and SMAC Talk
    The event provides a revue for software creators, the analyst community and the end users to see all the newest innovation and share end user stories of implementations and technology successes. Another highlight of the event is the Talent Board’s selection of those companies that provide great experiences for their candidates. 'The annual HR Tech show, a favorite of many in the world of technologies surrounding the human capital management space, wrapped up its second Las Vegas appearance this past week. Tops trends? Talkin’ SMAC.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] Drinking from the Talent Acquisition Fire Hose
    To explain how I got here from there, I’ll provide a brief professional biography: I’ve spent the last 20 years in consulting in various roles, from direct client service helping organizations with their talent-related challenges to managing complex internal transformations. Similarly, the global talent acquisition solution and service provider landscape is vast and navigating the acronym and funky title soup might feel like traversing the “Wild, Wild West.” 'Hi, my name is Robin and I’m trying to understand the complexity of Talent Acquisition.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013
    [Providers] Going Global with HR, Talent and Workforce Management
    As one example, Cornerstone OnDemand, the talent management suite provider, now gleans 30% of its revenue from international business, chiefly in EMEA. Fully 12 % of HR/Talent provider SilkRoad’s revenue last year came from Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa with 9 % from that solely from its Asia Pacific operations. Last year, SilkRoad China was named the “Most Promising HR Service Provider of the Year” by China Staff Awards – as such it is the only talent management provider that has been so recognized in the China market.
  • OPENSESAME  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013
    [Providers] Books We Read: Linchpin Part 4
    Past managers and supervisors who have taken the time to walk through a blog post or provide content ideas to help us along. 'This week we finished our summer internship reading of Linchpin by Seth Godin and covered the chapters “Making the Choice,” “The Culture of Connection,” “The Seven Abilities of the Linchpin,” and “When it Doesn’t Work.” We took issue with a lot of what Godin says, but agreed with a good amount as well. Here are some of the concepts we discussed: Controversy over the 5 Elements of Personality. Doesn’t Godin say that we should be breaking the mold, not conforming?
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013
    [Providers] For the first time, IBM is opening up Watson as a development platform
    'Excerpts (emphasis DSC): For the first time, IBM will open up Watson as a development platform in the Cloud to spur innovation and fuel a new ecosystem of entrepreneurial software app providers who will bring forward a new generation of applications infused with Watson’s cognitive computing intelligence. … The Watson Ecosystem empowers development of “Powered by IBM Watson” applications. Partners are building a community of organizations who share a vision for shaping the future of their industry through the power of cognitive computing.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
    [Providers] Just 2 Weeks Left for Limited Time Deals on eLearning Software!
    Choose from 3 special offers that provide impressive eLearning authoring capabilities including the latest features in Lectora X.5: 'Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Lectora Online. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. ReviewLink. Online Course Review and Collaboration. by Lectora. Affordable Rapid e-Learning. Empower. Easy Flash Content Creation. CourseMill LMS - Hosted.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011
    [Providers] The Best e-Learning Tips, Blogs & Events: September Wrap-Up
    As the weather cools and the leaves begin to fall from the trees, we’ve been working hard to provide you with the valuable e-Learning resources you need to make your Lectora courses and tutorials more engaging and innovative than ever. 'Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Lectora Online. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. ReviewLink. Online Course Review and Collaboration.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
    [Providers] Lectora e-Learning Software Meets Demand for Mobile Learning
    Bundled with Flypaper TM , the leading Flash content creation software, Camtasia® screen recording software and Snagit® screen capture software, Lectora Inspire provides the most powerful combination of tools to create robust e-Learning content quickly and easily. Lectora Online provides the ability to collaborate on the creation, storage, management and review of e-Learning courses and training, regardless of time or location. 'Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. Login.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011
    [Providers] Creating Value in e-Learning Part 1: The Problem
    Without the need for skilled (expensive) Instructional Designers, organizations provide these “easy” development tools to anyone who knows how to use PowerPoint. We can provide a greater scope of value by capturing mineable data from each student/course engagement that can help a business make decisions that positively impact its bottom line. 'Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Providers] Free Podcast Featuring e-Learning Expert Elliott Masie Released
    Masie’s cutting-edge ideas perfectly complemented the panels and discussions highlighting the future of e-Learning at the 2011 Lectora User Conference and provided the perfect way to kick off surprise, game-changing product announcements for e-Learning at the event including the release of Snap! 'Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Lectora Online. ReviewLink. by Lectora. Empower. Empower.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
    [Providers] Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions
    Lectora e-Learning and IBM Software recognize this void and have partnered to provide social business solutions that better fit companies’ needs. IBM provides technologies that allow companies to easily create social networks within their organizations, such as Lotus Connections software. 'Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Lectora Online. ReviewLink. by Lectora. Empower. Empower.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [Providers] Creating Value in e-Learning Part 5: The Symptom |
    It is not that some of the tenets and strategies of this established and familiar training approach are ill-conceived, but that a web-based solution should yield far better results and provide a far richer experience due to the technologies and support systems currently available. Smart phones provide instant access to language translation and object identification. We need to consider e-Learning as a greater paradigm not only offering rich possibilities of learning to the individual but providing an opportunity to learn more about what motivates and interests the student.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [Providers] Spotlight on Lectora User Conference Opener Jeremy Gutsche
    Gutsche vividly explores how remarkable companies have risen from chaos, and he provides a toolkit that managers can use to foster a culture of innovation, create great products and services, and change the world.” – Guy Kawasaki, Co-founder of AllTop, Author of Reality Check. 'Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Lectora Online. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. ReviewLink.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
    [Providers] Free ReviewLink Tips for Online Course Review ? Part 2
    Archive Fixed Comments: As reviewers provide feedback, the “Comments” tab will quickly fill up with active comments. 'Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Lectora Online. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. ReviewLink. Online Course Review and Collaboration. by Lectora. Affordable Rapid e-Learning. Empower. Easy Flash Content Creation. Learning & Talent Management Systems. Enjoy!
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Providers] Lectora User Conference Showcase: John Zurovchak
    The annual Lectora User Conference, now in its eighth year, consistently provides a host of unique opportunities for e-Learning professionals to expand their knowledge, hone their expertise and expand their network. 'Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Lectora Online. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. ReviewLink. Online Course Review and Collaboration. by Lectora. Empower.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
    [Providers] Creating Value in e-Learning Part 6: The Solution
    We, as providers, have been reluctant to play a role in defining the rules by which our efforts, products or services are measured and assigned a value. Beyond evaluating recorded learner actions after courses have been completed, CHRONNICLE ® includes Artificial Intelligence (AI) construct named Paige Turner ® that monitors and analyzes learner behaviors in real time, providing a path and process to modify these behaviors – much like a teacher observing a student and correcting his actions. 'Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
    [Providers] Introducing ReviewLink 1.0 for Collaborative e-Learning Review
    Add Attachments – Reviewers have the option to include attachments in comments to provide access to additional materials such as PDFs, PowerPoint files and Word documents. 'Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Lectora Online. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. ReviewLink. Online Course Review and Collaboration. by Lectora. Affordable Rapid e-Learning. Empower. Mobile Learning.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Providers] Lectora User Conference Showcase: But Does It Work?
    Learning standards and strategies, and providing quality assurance for e-courses, training documentation and instructional design. 'Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Lectora Online. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. ReviewLink. Online Course Review and Collaboration. by Lectora. Affordable Rapid e-Learning. Empower. Easy Flash Content Creation. CourseMill LMS - Hosted.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
    [Providers] Lectora User Conference Showcase: Mike Raines & Damian Liska
    Damian Liska is a training technologies specialist providing end-to-end e-Learning solutions in adult education. Additionally, attendees will be provided with working files that will be used in the presentation and will be able to take home to use as a template to create your own interactions. 'Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Lectora Online. ReviewLink. by Lectora. Empower.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
    [Providers] Lectora User Conference Showcase: Michael Sheyahshe
    You’ll walk away with the knowledge of how to provide an enhanced user experience in a stylized format by using the best practices and methods for implementing digital media. Held May 22 – 24 in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Lectora User Conference provides unique opportunities for professional growth, learning, networking and fun. 'Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Empower.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Providers] Lectora User Conference Showcase: PepsiCo - E-Learning Software
    Courses are developed within Lectora and delivered to an audience of 4,000 using the Mobile Learning solution provided by Intuition. 'Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Lectora Online. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. ReviewLink. Online Course Review and Collaboration. by Lectora. Affordable Rapid e-Learning. Empower. Easy Flash Content Creation. CourseMill LMS - Hosted.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012
    [Providers] Get the 2012 Lectora User Conference Mobile App
    Now available for download in the iTunes store and Android Market, the “LUC 2012” mobile application provides all of the e-Learning essentials and more for the conference and downtown Chicago including conference information, social networking, local entertainment and much more. 'Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Lectora Online. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. ReviewLink.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Providers] ReviewLink Online Course Review Tool Goes Global
    To learn how ReviewLink provides innovative solutions for online course review , please visit: ReviewLink. 'Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Lectora Online. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. ReviewLink. Online Course Review and Collaboration. by Lectora. Affordable Rapid e-Learning. Empower. Easy Flash Content Creation. Learning & Talent Management Systems. Mobile Learning.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012
    [Providers] Internet Sensation THE PIANO GUYS Announced as Keynote
    In its ninth year, the Lectora User Conference provides exclusive access to innovative keynote presentations, dozens of break-out sessions led by e-Learning thought-leaders and memorable networking opportunities with industry professionals. 'Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Lectora Online. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. ReviewLink. Online Course Review and Collaboration.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
    [Providers] Charles Gould, MD Brightwave, on why benchmarking is essential to L&D
    It provides an excellent opportunity to reflect and consider progress in relation to the wider landscape or competitive climate. Firstly, it confirms and validates many of the changing solutions we as suppliers provide. 'Charles Gould, Managing Director at next generation learning expert Brightwave and Ambassador of Towards Maturity , shares why benchmarking is an essential tool for the L&D profession today. Benchmarking is important. This requires organisations and their learning teams to be in a position to understand and respond to these changes swiftly.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013
    [Providers] Peter Cheese CIPD Foreword to 2013 Towards Maturity Benchmark
    These changes provide the opportunity for learning functions to play a strategic role at the heart of the business. This provides great opportunities for more sharing of tacit knowledge, for collaboration, for engagement and for responding to change more rapidly. 'Foreword to the Towards Maturity Benchmark Report 2013, New Learning Agenda, by Peter Cheese, CEO, CIPD The nature of work and the working environment is changing rapidly. Furthermore, there is now a much stronger focus on creating more sustainable and aligned corporate cultures and behaviours in organisations.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] Eli Pariser Keynote, #DevLearn “The Filter Bubble” [Notes on this keynote from Cammy Bean]
    Excerpt: Every major company is moving towards personalization and providing people with more relevant data. 'Eli Pariser Keynote, #DevLearn “The Filter Bubble” - - from Cammy Bean. This means we don’t all see the same news… There are three key problems with this… data mining Google personalized/customized learning the downsides of technology vendors
  • GOOD PRACTICE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013
    [Providers] The 5 Moments of Learning Need – video
    Nigel Paine provides a good review of the book. 'As part of a presentation on ‘How managers learn’ I shared this video that the team at GoodPractice had made about ‘the 5 moments of learning need’ as set out by Conrad Gottfredson and Bob Mosher in their excellent book, Innovative Performance Support. The video got a great reaction and I think it demonstrates really well the different stages of learning that need to be supported to make a real difference to performance. Let me know what you think?
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013
    [Providers] TrainingIndustry.com Recognizes Digitec Interactive as Top LMS Company for 2013
    As part of its commitment to continuously monitor the training marketplace for the best providers and services, TrainingIndustry.com searched out those companies that best met the following criteria: • New and innovative service offerings. 'Digitec Interactive has been named on Training Industry.com’s Top 15 Learning Portal Companies Watch List for its Learning Management System (LMS), Knowledge Direct. Unique approach to delivering learning solutions. Commitment to improving learning through technology. Quality of initial clients. Share this on Facebook. Tweet This!
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013
    [Providers] More choice. More control. Tapping into passions/gifts. “How a radical new teaching method could unleash a generation of geniuses” [Davis]
    Teachers provide prompts, not answers, and then they step aside so students can teach themselves and one another. 'How a radical new teaching method could unleash a generation of geniuses — from wired.com by Joshua Davis. Excerpts: That’s why a new breed of educators, inspired by everything from the Internet to evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, and AI, are inventing radical new ways for children to learn, grow, and thrive. They are creating ways for children to discover their passion—and uncovering a generation of geniuses in the process. Potential.”. Daniel S.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013
    [Providers] 5 reasons not to miss ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN
    The BUSINESS EDUCA programme [link] brings together learning leaders from across Europe to provide diverse but practical perspectives on how to address common business problems. The BUSINESS EDUCA lounge provides a place to hang out and relax with like minded delegates, you can enjoy (or even take part in) an exciting Ignite session looking at the transformation of learning. 'If you haven’t attended ONLINE EDUCA in Berlin before you won’t realise what you have missed! If you are looking to broaden your perspectives- then look no further!
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013
    [Providers] Smart Machines: IBM’S Watson and the era of cognitive computing [Kelly &Hamm]
    People will provide judgment, intuition, empathy, a moral compass, and human creativity. 'Smart Machines: IBM’S Watson and the era of cognitive computing — from cup.columbia.edu by John E. Kelly III, Director of IBM Research, and Steve Hamm, writer at IBM and former business and technology journalist. Excerpt (emphasis DSC): Computers today are brilliant idiots. They have tremendous capacities for storing information and performing numerical calculations-far superior to those of any human.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
    [Providers] Preparing for a future of technology driven corporate learning
    The internet not only provides a new market place for organisations, it also becomes an incredibly rich source of information to help understand and meet the needs of customers at an individual level. Author: Laura Overton MD of Towards Maturity, a benchmarking practice that provides independent, authoritative research and expert advice to help assess and improve the effectiveness and consistency of L&D performance within organisations. The learning technology landscape, however, was very different. There were no iPhones or iPads or talk of bring your own device.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013
    [Providers] Learning Café Call – L&D/HR should include MOOCs in employee learning strategies.
    But for the right learning topic, right type of learner and right learning conditions, MOOCs provide a strong case to be used as a learning resource for employee development. free, commercial, private providers, university run courses) and quality (i.e. Revisit your budgets and evaluate how MOOCs can offer cost savings by providing an alternative to current learning offerings. Well-designed MOOCs provide learners with a rich and effective learning experience by incorporating quality content, flexible delivery and collaborative learning. million user accounts (with 2.3%
  • EDYNCO  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
    [Providers] The future of e-learning depends on SMEs
    An educational organization will only provide an environment for doing it. 'In Clive Shepherd’s blog post , where the question of how educational organizations respond to the increasing demands for even rapid developing or “I want it now” e-learning programme was set, I found it very interesting how simply Clive responded to that demands. Yes, every serious educational organization is able to develop high quality e-learning content for its customers. But, what if there is not enough time or money to organize and manage e-learning project team? Yes, you’re right. And now?
  • EDYNCO  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012
    [Providers] We were at Online Educa Berlin 2012
    It’s one of the largest global conferences on Learning Technologies for Education and Training and an exhibition for eLearning software providers. Second most noted Edynco feature was the ease of use, which provides subject matter experts (SME) a possibility to create the whole online course on their own. 'Online Educa Berlin annual event takes place in November. This year there was also a first presentation of Edynco team. The conference brought together  more than 2000 visitors from around the world, who had an opportunity to meet 78 different exhibitors. White Label.
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    [Providers] LMS Free Training - LMS Personalization and Custom Content Management - September 25th, 1PM EDT
    This FREE course will provide an overview of LMS personalization and custom content administration tools included with your Latitude Learning LMS 'Latitude Learning announces our next Free Training Webinar , scheduled for Wednesday, September 25th at 1:00PM Eastern Time.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011
    [Providers] Check It Out!
    basic and reusable content checklist provides a quality review of any curriculum and instruction — chunking, sequence and flow, meaningful feedback, appropriate vocabulary and reading level, style guide compliance, etc. 'My memory needs a job aid. guess that’s why I’m a checklist junkie. Scribbling to-do lists, shopping lists, idea lists, books-I-want-to-read lists. find the checklists help me organize and focus on task. They prove to be real performance supports in the supermarket or when doing my weekender projects at home. use checklists in my daily work evaluation too.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
    [Providers] Some serious 50,000-foot level thinking and debates occurring tomorrow in NYC!
    In addition, there are a growing number of companies (not schools) providing higher education courses outside of the traditional higher education institutions. The traditional idea that education is something the government provides, free, for the public good, is coming under assault from an increasing assortment of new ventures offering for-profit schools, for-profit online courses, tests, curricula, interactive whiteboard, learning management systems, paid-for verified certificates of achievement, e-books, e-tutoring, e-study groups and more. 'Check out the agenda: 7:00 a.m.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
    [Providers] Training starts for 2013
    Activities in the session cover the following exercises Word document to learning package conversion Using Metadata Managing Course Settings Basic Styling Embedding Web and stored Media Embedding websites Questions and Feedback Publishing a Wimba SCORM Document Publishing to DSpace General speaking providing we have no technical glitches the 1.5 – 2 hour has proven to be realistic. 'Following my rounds of staff meetings before the end of summer term last, I have this week started to get the training for elearning underway. Having mentioned technical glitches we did experience one.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
    [Providers] Google Glass: Surgery tool of the future? [Ferro] From DSC: Some serious potential for mobile/distance learning.
    Equipped to provide workers with much-need data about the surrounding environment, these devices may soon invade the job and redefine the workplace—much like tablets and smartphones did just a few years back. 'Also see: Wearable tech at the workplace – from connectedworldmag.com. Excerpt: Wearable sensors are the latest tech-related fashion craze, but not just for consumers. Businesses could soon make use of sensors affixed to hats, watches, glasses, and more. Naturally, businesses have been discussing how something like Google Glass could be used at work. STEMbite (other/more).
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013
    [Providers] How to Register Knowledge Guru Players
    You can lower the risk of this happening by providing players with specific registration instructions. 'There are three ways to have players register for your Knowledge Guru game. Read on to determine which method best suits your purposes. Have Players Self-Register. In most cases, it is easiest to just let players register themselves. Simply direct players to go to your game link (such as [link] ) and fill out the fields themselves. This method usually works best, unless you plan to sort player locations in a highly specific way. Manually Register Players. ” 3. Tutorials
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [Providers] The World is Local: A New Model for Human Resources
    Are you able to provide flexible, rapid response to local business needs? When managed well, HR provides tremendous strategic value. While it will provide data and consistency needed at a corporate level, it was specifically designed to be "agile," just like the software teams themselves. 'The World is Local: A New Model for Human Resources. Despite continued focus on globalization, new research by DHL shows that the world is not as "flat" as once believed. Think about China. It is a fast-growing unique business climate. Fig 1: Bersin Impact Model.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013
    [Providers] Are Applicant Tracking Systems Now a Commodity?
    Today we estimate that more than 60% of all companies have some type of ATS, and as the market has shifted (Oracle, SAP, SuccessFactors, ADP, and most other major HR software providers sell them) the market grows continuously. Even small companies need these systems to store and archive resumes, so while many vendors are being acquired by large providers, there continue to be new providers and new ATS systems available in the market. And there are dozens of mid-market ATS providers (iCims, Healthcaresource, and many others) which offer these platforms. Why is this?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Providers] HCM Partners Bring Human Capital Management to NetSuite ERP
    'While many of today’s talent management suite providers are extending their talent management capabilities to become full HR providers and HR providers hasten to add talent management support, NetSuite, a cloud-based ERP solution that includes e-commerce, professional services, and financials, has partnered to provide its customers with increased HCM functionality. This solution, as well as other HCM partners recently announced at SuiteWorld in San Jose last week, will address customer needs for employee management that NetSuite does not itself provide.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013
    [Providers] High-Impact Talent Acquisition: European Edition
    new breed of ATS's is slowly starting to emerge (I was particularly drawn to TribePad, SmartRecruiters, Jobs2Web, and SmartRecruiters), and of course older providers (Oracle Taleo, Lumesse, SuccessFactors, PeopleFluent, Kenexa) are adding new modules to help automate the entire process. ATS providers have been working on this for many years, but ultimately the problem goes beyond the data in the ATS - so new tools like BroadBean have amazing potential to add value. 'I just finished two weeks in Europe and attended the iRecruit Conference in Amsterdam. smile).
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
    [Providers] SuccessFactors and SAP Getting their Integration Act Together
    HR systems have to interoperate with payroll, benefits, assessment, data providers, and lots of third party talent management applications. and many of these new services are provided by cloud vendors, so they cannot be “integrated” directly in the data center. This may be done as part of a migration strategy or as a way to provide HR services to remote locations who are not currently using the core SAP HCM system. This provides a potentially powerful solution, particularly for companies that are "migrating" slowly from core HR to SAP Employee Central.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013
    [Providers] Best of Working Smarter Daily this year
    Group work advice for MOOC providers. 'Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Every day, Working Smarter Daily uses social signals to select the top articles from blogs in these fields. These are the most highly rated articles so far this year: GEORGE SIEMENS. MARCH 10, 2013. The most valuable aspect of MOOCs is that the large number of learners enables the formation of sub-networks based on interested, geography, language, or some other attribute that draws individuals together. PKM in 2013.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
    [Providers] Training Equals Safety, Savings at AECOM
    Awareness training is designed to provide employees with basic regulatory compliance information and general hazard recognition and mitigation skills. With courses used in conjunction with a learning management system, AECOM is able to budget for and provide as-needed training, reducing incidents, injuries and related costs for the company and its customers. 'Global technical and management support services company AECOM invests in flexible yet targeted e-learning and live training options for its domestic workforce. He can be reached at editor@CLOmedia.com
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013
    [Providers] Turning Technologies acquires eInstruction [turningtechnologies.com]
    The acquisition will further Turning Technologies’ leading market position in the response system industry, providing a greater depth of products and technologies to more market segments. 'Turning Technologies acquires eInstruction – from turningtechnologies.com. Excerpt: YOUNGSTOWN, OH – August 7, 2013 – Turning Technologies and eInstruction announced today that the companies have completed a process where Turning Technologies has acquired eInstruction.  assessment digital learning education technology presentations teaching & learning tools vendors
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
    [Providers] SuccessFactors and SAP Getting their Integration Act Together
    HR systems have to interoperate with payroll, benefits, assessment, data providers, and lots of third party talent management applications. and many of these new services are provided by cloud vendors, so they cannot be “integrated” directly in the data center. This may be done as part of a migration strategy or as a way to provide HR services to remote locations who are not currently using the core SAP HCM system. This provides a potentially powerful solution, particularly for companies that are "migrating" slowly from core HR to SAP Employee Central.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
    [Providers] Study Reveals Best Practices for Sustaining Sales Training
    'Effective companies provide more formal sales training and are more consistent with sales coaching, as opposed to the informal, ad-hoc training offered by ineffective companies, a new study suggests. Effective companies provide more formal sales training and are more consistent with sales coaching, as opposed to the informal, ad-hoc training offered by ineffective companies. Dallas — Aug. Training Industry Inc. Approximately 65 percent of respondents said that their company’s coaching programs are effective at sustaining the impact of sales training.
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