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  • MINDFLASH  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
    [Providers] Reduce Travel Costs and Boost Collaboration through Online Training
    But we tend to approve the allocation of those travel-related funds because providing learners with the ability to collaborate during learning is such a key component of ensuring that learning sticks. Hosting employee training can be an expensive proposition. Funding for travel and accommodations is often a significant part of the training budget. Online training is an attractive—and realistic—option because the need to travel (and spend money on that travel) is removed or reduced. Learners can engage in online training anytime, anywhere and on the device of choice.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010
    [Providers] Let’s talk about work
    Provide options for workers to come and go and give them ways to stay connected when they’re not employed. Work today (and tomorrow) requires more creativity and less formulaic intelligence and it also requires less of “us&#. Full-time work has not been the ticket to the good life for several decades : The prolonged period of economic prosperity that Canada has enjoyed resulted in a 72-per-cent increase in economic output between 1975 and 2005, growth that has continued since, it [the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives] noted. The recession has only amplified this trend.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Providers] Adobe Product Improvement Program
    This is a new channel for customers to provide feedback to the captivate team. Now, you can help in building a better Captivate by just using it. All you have to do is, Go to Help -> Adobe Product Improvement Program and choose “Yes, Participate&#. The Adobe Product Improvement Program will yield valuable information about how customers use and interact with Captivate.  The program is voluntary and anonymous. Customers who choose to participate agree to share: System information, such as operating system, processor, locale, browser information and memory installed.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
    [Providers] Selection level feedback on multiple choice questions
    A recent post on our facebook page spoke of a need to provide selection level feedback on multiple choice questions using Adobe Captivate- i.e. a different message explaining why each wrong answer is wrong. For example- try the quiz below: While this functionality has been present in Captivate 4 itself, it is a few levels down in the menu. Below is a detailed guide on how you would do this in Captivate 5. Once you’ve created your multiple choice question, double click one of the answer choices-. This brings the ‘properties’ of that answer choice to focus in the PI.
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Providers] Bersin and Caterpillar Webinar on High Impact Learning Organizations Now Available On-Demand!
    Mallon commented that, "We have this big sea of content, but the good news is that there are technologies and platforms out there that can provide this sort of value chain so that wherever content is, it can be brought into one place." According to David Mallon at Bersin, high impact learning organizations “can affect their organizations in positive and measurable ways to a degree that distances themselves from everyone else, namely their competitors.” Is your organization high impact? For your convenience, I have compiled many of the great points and key findings in the below blog post.
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011
    [Providers] ‘iPadisms’ from Elliott Masie
    On what tablet applications should provide learners, & what that means for ‘learning designers’: We need to be able to allow our content agility.  We need to be able to have a way that when things change they’re updated almost instantly and the other thing we need to do is to be able to add deeper and deeper context to content. Last month Xyleme had the pleasure of presenting a webinar with none other than elearning luminary Elliott Masie on “iPad, a Game Changer for Blended Learning”. They [the USDOD] want to be more agile.  At the end of the day, you can’t afford not to. 
  • E-LEARNING ACADEMY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
    [Providers] Building internal e-learning skill
    So, you’ve got approval to implement a LMS and provide e-learning courses to the business. Congratulations! What needs to be thought about to build internal e-learning skill? 1. Learning course develpment is multidisciplinary. It requires skill in e-learning instructional design, visual design, e-learning authoring, LMS testing and admininstration and project management. Rarely does a single [.]. Changing practice Development E-Learning development
  • E-LEARNING ACADEMY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
    [Providers] Free e-learning tutorials on iTunes and YouTube
    The podcasts provide learning practitioners with practical tips on a range of e-learning strategies and technologies for organisational learning. The E-Learning Academy team releases free introductory e-learning tutorials through iTunes, YouTube and the E-Learning Academy blog. New podcasts are released every 3-4 weeks. There are four easy ways to locate this e-learning tutorial series: 1. Go direct to [.]. Announcement E-Learning Tutorial Podcast Video About Academy
  • E-LEARNING ACADEMY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [Providers] The value of explanation videos
    Providing short explanations in video format on your organisation’s intranet or media platform can be a very powerful learning strategy for your organisation, in [.]. Common Craft and other members of the Explainer Network do a wonderful job creating short videos to explain concepts and processes. See Borrowing Money in Plain English as an example of a high production video (animation can be expensive). Design E-Learning design Workplace Learning
  • E-LEARNING ACADEMY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011
    [Providers] Comparison of E-Learning Authoring Tools and Available Training
    Something we want from e-learning providers is a relationship – someone who understands uor business, our needs and strives to value-add. Richard from Openlearn informed me about a recently published comparison of authoring tools, which I am sharing with you now. Thanks Thanks Richard.   E-Learning Uncovered is an organisation whose business focus is to support people to develop skills in e-learning [.]. Authoring tools Development
  • E-LEARNING ACADEMY  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
    [Providers] Free E-Learning Tutorial 16: Corporate Workplace Virtual Learning Environment
    Episode 16 e-learning tutorial provides an overview of my doctoral research. In my ‘spare time’ I’m a Doctor or Education candidate at the University of Technology, Sydney. My thesis title is: Examination of virtual learning environments within a corporate context: Design and practice implications. It’s about our experience introducing four asynchronous spaces in a consulting [.]. Changing practice Podcast Research - Corporate VLE Social media Video
  • EFRONT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010
    [Providers] Exclusive offers for eFront facebook fans
    Epignosis is committed to providing the highest level of Customer support and to continuously evolve the eFront platform for meeting the most demanding standards of the human capital management and the e-learning industry. News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/13/2010 Exclusive offers for eFront facebook fans In a step towards an integrated social media strategy, Epignosis has announced that will proceed to 26 successive biweekly exclusive offers just for the fans of the eFront page on facebook.
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011
    [Providers] eLearning – do we know what the heck we are doing? Are we in a rut?
    Many provide the all too familiar complaints such as “ it’s too hard ”, “ I hate group work ”, etc. Trent Batson, executive director of The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning , has just published a thought provoking article in Campus Technology (dated 19 Jan 2011). As a practitioner in the field of eLearning I read Trent’s article with great interest. Many of the points he touched upon really rang true to me. For example, he writes: “ The shift in education is away from learning autonomously to learning collaboratively.” Why do I do this?
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009
    [Providers] Web 2.0 can knock your socks off!
    Using the photos you provide, it will make a 30 second professional looking slideshow (with fancy transitions) and a soundtrack. I participated in a great online talk yesterday by James Falkofske, Director of Online Learning, St. Cloud Technical College ( here's a link to James' blog ). His talk was titled: Easy Steps for Expanding Desire2Learn with Web 2.0 Tools. In general, I love talks like this. There is always some little gold nugget that I can take away and use. Well, in this particular talk, I took away two: A web application index that catalogs all kinds of examples of Web 2.0
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2008
    [Providers] Audio Feedback on Student Assignments in Online Courses
    Phil and his colleagues investigated the use of the audio commenting tool in Adobe Acrobat Pro to provide audio feedback on student assignments in an online course. I attended the inaugural Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) annual conference earlier this month in Banff, Alberta (this was formerly the Canadian Association of Distance Education conference). It was both a spectacular location and a spectacular conference. On the end-of course survey, the results remained impressive. Feelings of increase involvement (56% of students). Content retention (44% of students).
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011
    [Providers] Why not just focus on the project?
    Always Provide Updates. I came across an article recently on Get Buttoned Up which is a blog about learning to “live an organized life not a life of organization.” It is worth a sub to your Google Reader if you are interested in keeping organized. Perhaps their recent posting How do I deal with a Micro-Manager? may be helpful to you if you deal with a “controlling” client or SME…. It starts off with a piece of advice that I love because tells us to focus on what we can control , which is essentially—ourselves. You cannot “fix” a micromanager or force them to change. Then who suffers?
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
    [Providers] To MOOC Or Not To MOOC? That is the question for the learner…
    In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets , MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). I responded to a recent question on Quora this morning, If a MOOC is offered in both scheduled and self-paced versions, how should students choose between them? What’s the tradeoff for setting aside a dedicated schedule to keep pace with a scheduled MOOC? see  [link] ). It is my opinion that students should choose based on their expectation of learning.
  • OPENSESAME  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2010
    [Providers] Good Thoughts from #lrnchat on Being a Department of One
    While structured as a collaborative discussion on the theory and practice of leading learning, the chat has its own ecology of peers and friends who provide thought-provoking advice, ideas and support. #lrnchat is a weekly Twitter-based discussion among the community of training and elearning professionals. It occurs twice each Thursday, at 11:30-1pm EDT and then again at 8:30-10pm EDT. lrnchat eLearning Solutions Creating eLearning Courses
  • OPENSESAME  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2010
    [Providers] Compliance Training: Tips for Training
    If your company isn’t providing resources for you, but you are serious about seeking personal and professional growth, here are five tips to help you get started Making professional learning and development a priority requires a commitment of time, staff resources and financial investment. Some companies simply don’t have the resources to spare to ensure that their employees have opportunities to develop new skills and knowledge. More than Compliance Training: Tips for Personal Growth When Your Company Won’t Help.
  • OPENSESAME  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012
    [Providers] OpenSesame: eLearning Solutions for Corporations
    You must be able to provide the training they need wherever and whenever they need it. Online learning is crucial for global enterprises and large corporations. Information travels more quickly than ever, meaning your team has to be constantly learning to stay ahead of the competition. They want to develop their skills to work smarter, but you have to give them opportunity. Where can you find solutions that appeal to the diverse, ever-changing needs of your multi-generational team? Enterprise
  • OPENSESAME  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
    [Providers] Learning Resolutions: Design Experiences, Not Content
    That’s all fine provided the few months of work leading up to that conversation has been accomplished. Design experiences, not content. We have all heard or experienced a project request that needs to be designed and developed in a period of about two weeks. All too often it’s not, and we’re forced into producing ‘content’ as opposed to a properly designed experience. Right Learning Resolutions
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009
    [Providers] SharePoint and the LMS - Time to Converge?
    As an analyst, I am often approached for advice by companies - both practitioner and provider. In the span of two weeks five separate companies ranging from a small boutique professional services firm to a couple of the largest and most familiar technology companies around today have essentially asked the same two questions: Do any existing LMS providers integrate with SharePoint - such that my learners can take care of all of their learning transactional needs (e.g., Those providers built on Microsoft's. have talked to several LMS providers about this topic.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009
    [Providers] SharePoint and the LMS - Time to Converge?
    As an analyst, I am often approached for advice by companies - both practitioner and provider. In the span of two weeks five separate companies ranging from a small boutique professional services firm to a couple of the largest and most familiar technology companies around today have essentially asked the same two questions: Do any existing LMS providers integrate with SharePoint - such that my learners can take care of all of their learning transactional needs (e.g., Those providers built on Microsoft's. have talked to several LMS providers about this topic.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009
    [Providers] SharePoint and the LMS - Time to Converge?
    As an analyst, I am often approached for advice by companies - both practitioner and provider. In the span of two weeks five separate companies ranging from a small boutique professional services firm to a couple of the largest and most familiar technology companies around today have essentially asked the same two questions: Do any existing LMS providers integrate with SharePoint - such that my learners can take care of all of their learning transactional needs (e.g., Those providers built on Microsoft's. have talked to several LMS providers about this topic.
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2011
    [Providers] You are what you eat
    The book provides advice on maintaining creative energy for those of us who need to think and create every day in our jobs. A lot of the advice resonates with me, but at the top of the list is the idea that to maintain creative energy, we really need to stimulate our creative minds. I just finished reading an interesting book, The Accidental Creative , by Todd Henry. Henry says: “You need to be purposeful about including self-directed, thought-provoking and capacity-increasing stimuli into your life on a consistent basis. How ironic! Perhaps I should go to the art museum instead.).
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016
    [Providers] Launching Your eLearning Initiative Successfully
    Provide them with courses that fulfill these requirements. Industry relevant publications and places where you can share or aggregate your blog posts will provide an additional source of exposure.  Launching a new product or service at any organization can feel like rocket science, one wrong move and BOOM! Don’t let your eLearning initiative go up in flames, plot a course for success among the association stars with these six tips. Match the courses to the learners. If you’ve done your market research you know who your target audience is. Do they need CE credits? Set a goal.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010
    [Providers] Simulations Games Social and Trends
    The recent ASTD numbers provide some additional insight. I received some interesting questions (and you know I love questions) from someone doing eLearning industry market research around trends in simulations, games, social learning. They said they would be fine with me posting my thoughts. I’m sure they’d love to get thoughts from others as there’s likely not enough data around this stuff to be super comfortable making business decisions. Will they grow in need, become obsolete, or remain the same? There’s always a place for truly differentiated and valuable learning experiences.
  • HAPYAK  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Providers] HapYak At PyCon
    At HapYak we are firm believers in engaging with and helping to support the communities that provide us with the means to build our product. To this end I was sent to PyCon 2015 in Montréal which is the largest annual developer conference for the Python programming language, which we use for all of our server side development. enjoyed the trip and came back with a lot of great ideas gained from conversations and presentations that I experienced during the conference. After returning home, I wrote a blog post summarizing my experiences which you can read here.
  • YARDSTICK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015
    [Providers] Creating Quizzes that Support Learning
    ELearning provides an excellent platform for encouraging learners to engage in active recall. Recommended: Provide feedback. However, when you provide feedback that includes the correct answer, you are making sure that they can study the correct answer. It takes a lot of work to convince learners that rereading their notes is an inefficient way of studying. As an educator, I have talked with students who are confused after they spend hours studying and still didn’t perform well on the test. So what is the problem with rereading? You are a passive participant. 2011).
  • ELEARNING 3.0   |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2008
    [Providers] Update: eLearning 3.0 New Twitter Theme
    Take a look, Follow us and provide feedback. Just a quick update. I’ve integrated this great blog theme into the eLearning 3.0 Twitter page ( click here ). Thanks.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013
    [Providers] Putting Out Fires, Part 2: What's In the Source Files? by Joe Ganci and Jennifer De Vries
    In the first part of this series on picking up someone else’s project, Joe and Jennifer provided a checklist to use before accepting the job. Now they alert you to the things you should look for in the project files, especially when the tool that created them was either Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline. This article could save you a lot of work! Design Strategies Development Strategies Project Management
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Providers] Is Saba Coming Back?
    They work with nearly every content provider. Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have some of the most complex and difficult large global customers. As with all pioneers, Saba had many challenges.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Providers] Is Saba Coming Back?
    They work with nearly every content provider. Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have some of the most complex and difficult large global customers. As with all pioneers, Saba had many challenges.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Providers] Hello 2013
    large organizations will increasingly utilize LCMSs for mobile content development and deployment and to provide on-demand performance support for employees. For me, 2012 will go down as a year I basically went dark publicly. While I wrote a lot for my work, I think I posted here just 5 times. Good grief, three or four years ago I probably was posting 5 times in a. As 2013 begins, it seems an ideal time to reflect back on 2012, share some observations and predictions, and get blogging again. LCMSs are alive and well and the market will grow. predict. outside North America and from SMBs.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
    [Providers] The Social Recruiting Tool HotList
    For more details, members can consult our Solution Provider library. Over the last year we have been flooded with calls, emails, and carrier pigeons telling us about hot new startups in the social recruiting space. And this is no surprise: the combination of cloud technology and smart ideas, fueled by venture funding, has created some amazing new companies. In this blog (which I will update regularly), I will keep you up to date on some of the hottest new companies. Candidate Tools: Path.to and Bright : These companies try to mine your social graph and "find jobs" for you.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
    [Providers] The Social Recruiting Tool HotList
    For more details, members can consult our Solution Provider library. Over the last year we have been flooded with calls, emails, and carrier pigeons telling us about hot new startups in the social recruiting space. And this is no surprise: the combination of cloud technology and smart ideas, fueled by venture funding, has created some amazing new companies. In this blog (which I will update regularly), I will keep you up to date on some of the hottest new companies. Bookmark this page for regular updates.). Think e-harmony for the job seeker. Kind of the opposite of Path.to and Bright.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
    [Providers] Just the facts, ma’am – about Gen Y
    HR can provide them with a work experience that matches their generational identity, supporting a good fit between these employees and their organization. Gen Yers’, a.k.a. Millennials’ careers are off to a bumpy start. In October, USAToday noted in their article, In Uncertain Times, Millennials Click Back to the '90s that 1 in 8 U.S. Gen Yers over the age of 22 are living at home. Citing the dearth of jobs, many Gen Yers are overeducated and jobless or underemployed. Beavis, Butthead, and Barney are making big comebacks. Excuse me? But what do I know? So who is Gen Y?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011
    [Providers] Executive Engagement in Leadership Development – What’s The Big Deal About The “Big Cheese”?
    During our annual IMPACT conference last week, I shared highlights of this year’s research results on high-impact leadership development and the 21st century leadership trends. As we discussed in our intimate group of 100+ global senior HR/LD/OD/Talent/Business executives, our leadership talent is becoming scarcer and developing global leaders from within is becoming increasingly important. Maintain strong executive engagement; 2. Define tailored leadership competencies; 3. Align with business strategy; 4. Target all levels of leadership; 5. Integrate with talent management; and, 6.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011
    [Providers] Executive Engagement in Leadership Development – What’s The Big Deal About The “Big Cheese”?
    During our annual IMPACT conference last week, I shared highlights of this year’s research results on high-impact leadership development and the 21st century leadership trends. As we discussed in our intimate group of 100+ global senior HR/LD/OD/Talent/Business executives, our leadership talent is becoming scarcer and developing global leaders from within is becoming increasingly important. Maintain strong executive engagement; 2. Define tailored leadership competencies; 3. Align with business strategy; 4. Target all levels of leadership; 5. Integrate with talent management; and, 6.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010
    [Providers] BE a businessperson
    walk-the-talk), and providing reassurance and confidence (I.e., Speak the Language of Business. Jay Cross explains why it is vital for learning and Development to speak so that others in the business particularly executives – will understand. When you plan to pitch a learning and development investment or decision to someone with the power to sign checks, you may be unsure what to say. If so, ask yourself one question; it will help you find the right approach. That question is this: what would Andrew do? Andrew Carnegie was born in 1835 in Dunfermline, Scotland. YOUR SPONSOR.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [Providers] Google goof
    To complete your sign-up for Google Apps, you will need to click on the set-up URL provided in your confirmation email. Google just wasted twenty minutes of my time on a wild goose chase. If you receive a confusing email about “transitioning my account&# like the one that follows, you might want to simply throw it away. Dear Google Apps administrator, Google Apps accounts are undergoing an  improvement , allowing you to give users access to over 60 additional applications from Google. We encourage you to transition your organization’s accounts on your own schedule now. Just Jay
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012
    [Providers] Invigorating Talent Pools: LinkedIn Talent Pipeline Ups The Ante For Candidate Management
    This quarter LinkedIn is launching a recruiting tool called Talent Pipeline that provides a dynamic alternative to the old stagnant pool concept. The result displayed to the recruiter is a richer, more complete and more current view than a standard resume provides. ” With LinkedIn’s Talent Pipeline, the company is providing data dashboards that display information on the health of the pipeline: the number of profiles in the system, the status in terms of levels of engagement with candidates, and internal and external sources. It didn’t work.
  • THE LEARNING DISPATCH  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016
    [Providers] Creating Training: In-house or Outsource? That Is the Question
    Classroom training provides an immediate feedback loop to the instructor about who is paying attention and is engaged. But answering these questions provides a firm understanding of your available resources for creating the training in-house. Over the last seven years working with program managers, I have found that they are terrific at looking at the “big picture” of the program, but they sometimes need help evaluating available resources for creating organizational training that supports the program. Should I create the training in-house?” That’s certainly an option.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
    [Providers] Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank
    He provided very specific instructions and guidance, and provided plenty of support. She set up sample questions with answers to provide context and initial categories for the questions. But how do you provide access without violating the spirit of the group? Becky suggested providing temporary access to those who would not normally have access so they can see how the tool is being used without violating the user’s trust. Looking at Capital City Bank from the outside, I wouldn’t have expected to find a great example of social learning inside. learning.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
    [Providers] Microsoft Goes SaaSy and Social With Next Office Release
    Office 365 is an online subscription service that provides email, shared calendars, the ability to create and edit documents online, instant messaging, web conferencing, a public website for your business, and internal team sites—all accessible anywhere from nearly any device. I was going to put a screen shot here—but the easiest way to get a glance at Office 356 is this short video, which illustrates the “lightness” of the new interface – while retaining much of the “feel” users are accustomed to. know I do. Today in San Francisco,Mr.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
    [Providers] Microsoft Goes SaaSy and Social With Next Office Release
    Office 365 is an online subscription service that provides email, shared calendars, the ability to create and edit documents online, instant messaging, web conferencing, a public website for your business, and internal team sites—all accessible anywhere from nearly any device. How many of us spend most of our days in Microsoft Office? know I do. In May, in a visit to Microsoft’s campus with executives from PageUp People, we were able to see prototypes of the new Microsoft Office product. And – dare I say it – it looked pretty cool. Today in San Francisco,Mr.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011
    [Providers] Cloud Power: SAP Acquires SuccessFactors
    The acquisition announcement has several ramifications for users and other SaaS providers alike: SuccessFactors, especially after the acquisition of Plateau and InfoHRM, faces product development, integration, and customer support challenges on many fronts. SAP has spent a decade trying to create a software-as-a-service solution, primarily to attract mid-market companies. Initially they largely failed: Business ByDesign proved too little too late. It was single-tenant in a multi-tenant world, creating an unsustainable cost structure that would have proved unsupportable. Should they?
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [Providers] Developing and Measuring Training the Agile Way The First Sprint
    In this sprint planning meeting, an agreement is reached about what items will be pulled from the product backlog and completed during the upcoming sprint or timeframe or iteration.  At the completion of the sprint, the team provides a demonstration of the completed items to the customer to get their (the customer’s) input on the items delivered. What Is a Sprint? Imagine that you wanted to lose weight so you decided to start an exercise program.  The effort described might take months. In the meantime, you would not have lost a single pound.  What are you planning to do today?
  • MAKING CHANGE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2009
    [Providers] Four ways to move your learners from clueless to confident " Making Change
    The prospect’s reactions and a sale progress bar show the learner if they’re moving toward a sale, and if necessary, feedback provides more pointers. If someone had told me before I went to Barcelona, “Don’t touch the produce,&# I would have been spared one of my more memorable lessons, helpfully provided by a horrified shop owner. For example, the tips that we give the learner before their lunch with the prospect could be provided as the real “cheat sheet&# that our sales people use in the field to prepare for challenging situations.
  • LEARNING JOURNEYS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2008
    [Providers] Online Events vs. Face-to-Face Events
    Synchronous events provide live, real-time interaction.  This post was spurred by Tony Karrer’s comparison of Online Conferences and In-Person Conferences. Obviously, there are pros and cons to both types of events.  However, in my opinion, online events are heavy in pros, and F2F (face-to-face) are heavy in cons. Courtesy of Seven Springs. Online events are often free or, at the very least, are far less expensive.  They may be synchronous (everyone participating at the same time) or asynchronous (everyone partcipating at different times).  Stop by.). They can be very expensive. 
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Ask The Experts: Deirdre Reid
    Reid: I think the main issue hasn’t differed from five years ago, and that’s really providing value and being relevant. And I think that’s a bigger challenge to associations to identify, “What are those skills and how can we provide that?” So, that’s a huge change. Like, you’re saying that too, they’re in the education business as well: educating members on industry changing, personal development, providing opportunities for growth. Jack McGrath: Hi and welcome to another in our series Ask the Experts. Deirdre, welcome and thank you. Deirdre Reid: Thank you. Reid: Yeah.
  • ALEARNING  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2010
    [Providers] More Than One LMS Option
    posted a question the the ASAE’s LinkedIn Group and got some very helpful responses, and I’ve likewise been holding some long and detailed e-mail discussions with representatives of some LMS providers. LMS providers have designed various systems to meet our various needs. – LMS providers are quickly adapting what they offer to what we need. First, let me say that I don’t endorse any product or service, but that I will pass along suggestions when something sounds like a good fit. Required Reading. Flower of a Different Color. Webinars?
  • BIG DOG, LITTLE DOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2010
    [Providers] Driving the Informal with the Formal
    Of course the training we provided had to be created and implemented rapidly and was often done through the use of small chunks. The other part of a complex environment is providing better means of informal learning as all this learning taking place would be quite inefficient if placed in a formal learning platform. One way of accomplishing this is through the use of a three-prong process: 1) capture the Lessons Learned, 2) store it in a social site for easy retrieval, and 3) provide a microblogging tool to help others to learn about recent lessons learned. Wikis.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010
    [Providers] Projects are how we change the world.and ourselves.
    How it all started The client, based out of the USA, is one of the key players in providing trading technology and connectivity solutions to financial market participants. The process is not linear (as indicated in the diagram). It is iterative and parallel. The diagram just depicts the various tasks/steps of the entire process. These were the key points the client needed to understand to get a feel of what happens behind the scene in elearning development. Read the post for a more detailed explanation. have tried to capture some of my key learning in this post. SME: CDD?
  • ECONTENT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012
    [Providers] Google Analytics on your iPad
    Upon login, I discovered that Google had provided me a gift while I was away skiing through the northern forests. At the end of my vacation ( Nordic Ski Week ), I decided to take a quick look via my iPad at my Google Analytics data. I was curious to learn how many folks had viewed my American Birkebeiner photos , Winter Wonderland Video (ABR Trails), and the Wabos Loppet musical slideshow posts. More importantly, and much to my surprise, the problems of using Google Analytics via my iPad disappeared while I was on vacation! Those purchases would be a waste of money. paid). Charts!
  • ECONTENT  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011
    [Providers] It All Began With Legos!
    His engineering internships (GE and Oshkosh) provided good technical learning opportunities, and what can you say about a school which has been ranked #1 for engineering undergraduate programs for over a decade?! Back on Arpil 2nd, 2007, I asked my son, Erik, if I could blog about his search for the perfect undergraduate engineering college. Given an answer of "yes", it led to an interesting series of posts , which now finishes with Erik's senior year at Rose-Hulman. You could actually say, it all began with Legos ! College Consultants for your Kids. Hello from Milepost 214.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016
    [Providers] How Leadership Skills are Being Taught in Modern Training Programs
    Josh Barett is a leadership training advisor and also can provide tips on leadership assignment writing tasks. He is currently associated with Global Assignment Help, where he provides useful guidelines on management assignments. Leader is not the ringmaster only any more. The involvement of specialized workforce in doing projects requires him to be quite tactful. He not only has to manage work, but he needs to manage egos and inter-personal relationships too. Emotional Quotient is the new requirement. Not all jobs require scientists. Change management is a very important tool.
  • ELEARNINGPOST  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
    [Providers] Graduating with Technology
    The proliferation and sheer breadth of accessibility that the Internet offers has in many ways redefined the process of “growing up” — this graphic explores this redefinition and provides insight into not just how we learn stuff, but also what we learn from a young age now that we have computers An interesting infographic on the changes in the classroom because of technology.
  • LEARNING DEVELOPMENTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009
    [Providers] eLearn Authoring Round-Up
    However, Lectora provides a bit more flexibility for customizing that Captivate. SoftChalk , www.softchalk.com Easy to use Works like Microsoft Word Provides an good organizational structure for courses Content is easy to add and includes multimedia, flash, and questions QuizPopper, TextPopper, and Activities are easy to add Exports to HTML and is SCORM compliant Articulate , www.articulate.com. imagined something similar to Microsoft Word or PowerPoint that was designed for eLearning. Such a tool does not exist yet. Summaries of Each Product.
  • LEARNING DEVELOPMENTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009
    [Providers] eLearn Authoring Round-Up
    However, Lectora provides a bit more flexibility for customizing that Captivate. As my organization selects an LMS and gears up for web based training, I've been looking at a variety of authoring tools for online training.  I was naive enough to think that tool existed that would have everything I want.  I imagined something similar to Microsoft Word or PowerPoint that was designed for eLearning. Such a tool does not exist yet. I'm sure this is due to the complexity of web based learning content, the variety of requirements out there, and the market size of eLearning.
  • AARON SILVERS  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [Providers] July Fourth (#JFDid)
    Lots of incredibly talented people, like Ingo Dahn, Anthony Altierri, Andrew Downes among many others, have contributed their considerable know-how on making the spec better, providing edge use cases and prototyped experiments with the tech. Nine years ago on Wednesday, I received a phone call that changed my life. I was laid off two months after my eLearning startup folded in 2003, mostly because our clients went to SCORM LMSs and we couldn’t figure out how to adopt. went for it, and that put me on the path I’m on today. Welcome to the catch-up post. learned a lot.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015
    [Providers] Game-Changing Games
    Dr. Squire inspired me to provide leadership for development teams that created innovative game-based learning for Miller Brewing ( Score Your Pour ) and an extensive curriculum for the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The point of their presentation was not to solicit solutions, but they did manage to provide some of their own. I have been exposed to Dr. Kurt Squire’s video games and learning curriculum since 2006, when I was a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin. This was all before the creation of the term “gamification.”. Photo credit: GLS Studios.
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011
    [Providers] "FOUO".Now this is interesting.
    click on the link (no, I'm not providing it here) and I go to a story on the Website of a widely-known tech magazine. So "FOUO"  = "For Official Use Only". Here is a link to detailed explanation of the term, turns out its a document classification, not a security level. That link in part defines it as: "This designation is used by Department of Defense and a number of other federal agencies to identify information or material which, although unclassified, may not be appropriate for public release.". There on the story page is an image that clearly has "FOUO" stamped on it. . As a govt.
  • ELEARNINGPOST  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2010
    [Providers] Smashing Silos
    Evan Rosen, author of The Culture of Collaboration, writes about his 5 ways to bust silo mentality at work: Eliminate Needless Formality and Hierarchy (easy access) Provide One-Click Access to Entire Organization (easy access to everyone) Design Dedicated Physical Spaces for Collaboration Adopt Common Systems and Processes (standard platform) Establish Cross-Functional Mentoring
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2008
    [Providers] Do You Want To Learn Arabic?
    Here are five (5) learning spaces to get you started: ArabicPod This website created by Mohamed Moshaya and Ehab Saleh is dedicated to providing innovative and effective methods for learning Arabic. to provide a rich learning experience. also like that one can rate and provide comments to each podcast, which again facilitates learning conversations and continuous improvement. Either way, these five learning initiatives provides us with different approaches to satisfy different learning styles. LEARN ARABIC FOR FREE? They use web 2.0 All with sounds! Madinah Arabic ).
  • 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. 1. Predictive retention models: Coming to a desktop near you.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011
    [Providers] Social Learning: Take Me To Your Experts
    Of course, if you want to go all out; there are providers that offer best-of-breed expertise finding and matching functionality. Instead, L&D must become a broker for learning, connecting people to each other and to other sources of learning, wherever they are, not just providing them with formal learning opportunities. by David Mallon. Quick Question : How easy is it to find another employee in your organization with a specific expertise? Does your organization have an expertise directory ? For a surprising number of organizations, the answer is no. Why surprising? David
  • OPENSESAME  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
    [Providers] Athenasia Consulting Simplifies the Marketing Plan Process
    Athenasia courses let students work on their project while providing them with a framework, templates, knowledges and guidance. I’m Laurent Timmermans, Founder and Managing Director of Athenasia Consulting Ltd based in Hong Kong. My company’s goal is to help entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. Writing a Marketing Plan. Although I have a master’s degree in management with a major in marketing, I found it quite difficult to write my first marketing plan. Yes, we had talked about all the components at university, but no one ever explained how to actually write one.
  • STICKY LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
    [Providers] Learning and Design Thinking - an introduction
    structured the session by following my own introduction to Design Thinking over the last 10 or so years, whilst at the same time providing attendees with a background to Design Thinking ideas and methods that can support innovative Learning Design.  In the session I covered broad ground however the content was specifically designed for the audience and the occasion - the real aim being to encourage innovative thinking in learning design. Split over a number of posts I will provide notes to accompany the online Prezi visuals from the conference. What is Design Thinking? .
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2007
    [Providers] Educomp Acquires Savvica
    Educomp Solutions , the online, interactive and multimedia education content and solutions provider announced on Wednesday that it had acquired a 70.05 per cent stake in Canadian online teaching solutions company Savvica. To add online solutions to its kitty, Educomp had previously acquired AsknLearn , a Singapore based e-learning content provider. It also took a 76 per cent stake in ThreeBrix E-Services , the owner of learninghour.com , an online and offline learning solutions provider focused at Indian students. The company doubled its revenues from Rs 55.5 crore in FY07.
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2007
    [Providers] Educomp Acquires Savvica
    Educomp Solutions , the online, interactive and multimedia education content and solutions provider announced on Wednesday that it had acquired a 70.05 per cent stake in Canadian online teaching solutions company Savvica. To add online solutions to its kitty, Educomp had previously acquired AsknLearn , a Singapore based e-learning content provider. It also took a 76 per cent stake in ThreeBrix E-Services , the owner of learninghour.com , an online and offline learning solutions provider focused at Indian students. The company doubled its revenues from Rs 55.5 crore in FY07.
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010
    [Providers] ThePerformanceImprovementBlog Now Featured on eLearningLearning
    He has designed the blog to: ·          Collect and aggregate “high quality content”. ·          Provide a site that can be navigated easily by bloggers and non-bloggers. ·          Be a link to additional sources of content. ·          Surface content that might not be found otherwise. My blog is now featured on Tony Karrer’s collaborative blog, eLearningLearning.
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
    [Providers] What Do You Want: Drill or Hole?
    Unfortunately, in the Learning/Development/Training world too many  customers are still asking for drills without clearly defining what kind of holes  they need, why they need them, where they need them, and how they will measure  them; and too many providers – L/D/T professionals - are still taking orders for  drills without clearly understanding and gaining upfront agreement on the number,  size, distribution, pattern, or location of the desired holes, how success will be evaluated, or even the need for the holes in the first place. 
  • ELECTRONIC PAPYRUS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
    [Providers] Social Media and Brass Tacks…8 Examples from the Front Line
    To demonstrate how some of this confluence between content variation, personal/professional development, serving end-users and media comes together, I thought providing some examples would be the most efficient approach. We then worked with this group to help ensure that there were volunteers who could help provide momentum as the community got underway. We are linking to a Photosynth page from our Ning sites and will soon provide a link to help users understand how to use this tool for sharing their photos using medium. Mastery of Aging Well. Pachyderm Presentations.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
    [Providers] NSGC Medical Association Goes Live with LMS
    NSGC promotes the professional interests of genetic counselors and provides a network for professional communication and continuing medical  education (CME). Digitec is pleased to announce the launch of the National Society of Genetic Counselors’ (NSGC) new online learning portal, powered by the Knowledge Direct Medical LMS. NSGC’s offerings of accredited online courses include Genomics, The Common Disease in Family History, and Genetic Counseling in the New Era of Genetic Medicine. Learn more about the Knowledge Direct MED LMS by visiting our newly redesigned website.
  • DESIGNED FOR LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
    [Providers] What's So About Learning Objectives
    Instead of listing learning objectives, if we provide a context for our learners and establish the need for the learning intervention, they are more likely to be motivated and be ready for the training. I often find myself thinking about learning objectives. Having gone through extensive research, documentation, and training on how to write SMART learning objectives, I am made to believe, they are important. But I am questioning. How often have you found formal classroom or online training start with a bulletined list of learning objectives? Almost always.right? actually motivate anyone?
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
    [Providers] The Effectiveness of Learning – Ready, Set, Go! (Part 2)
    Analysis; Design; Development; Implementation and Evaluation, there are a number of additional processes that provide useful frameworks and disciplines for the development of e-learning materials. This post follows on from  The Effectiveness of Learning – Ready, St, Go (Part 1 ) which discussed the first four of eight points about implementing e-learning.  This post covers the remaining four points. Maturity – The overall “readiness” for e-learning depends on much more than the organisation’s experience with e-learning itself. There are cultural implications here as well. 
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Providers] Well worth a Listen
    Not too surprising there was one case where the application of technology was seen as a means to leverage outcomes while at the same time providing opportunities to rationalise resources, as in teachers, mmm. Not quit a predication but the title of a really informative, thought provoking and even controversial short series of broadcasts from BBC4 Radio by Sarah Montague called My teacher is an App that investigate ‘The classroom of the Future’, ‘The University of the Future’ and ending with ‘An Education Revolution?’ now that one was a surprise that I was most certainly not expecting.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
    [Providers] Lets try audio
    Depending upon your own approach to providing feedback, whether you read the whole document first or comment a section at a time, moving over to audio really makes little difference. Well back into the swing with the vle for the new academic year and time to try out some new I thought. Are there any specialist skills that need to be learned? Is it time/cost effective? How do students feel about audio feedback? So how can you record the audio feedback? Have you tried audio feedback for your own classes, if so then please feel free to comment and share your views
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
    [Providers] The LMS is Dead!
    partly quoted) There is a Take a Tour option that’s worth looking at because it provides a nice insight into the appearence and feel of the system in operation. Have you come acrosss OpenClass yet? It's a new kind of learning environment that goes beyond the LMS. It’s open to everyone, easy to use, and completely free — and it's making an amazing impact on education. Will OpenClass compete with Moodle, who can tell. If you have then please feel free to reply to this post. Personally, I make use of these features regularly. Is this typical of your own experience, please comment.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010
    [Providers] eProject Requests
    Links to Wallwisher provide extended to parts of classes. Since the email went out here at college offering staff the opportunity to apply for funded learning projects I have so far received a number of applications. For each of these I arranged an initial meeting where we discussed the level of funding, which takes the form of hours that would be paid for development time, plus any resource costing. All the projects will commence during this coming summer term. Below I have included a list briefly outlining each of the proposals. Identify possible disengaged/disaffected students and 2.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009
    [Providers] New Virtual Learning Environments
    In the first they simply used a note-card giver that provided them a wind strength script, that they placed into a simple block prim, every time they touch the prim, the chat channel display wind speed. Well this week I moved away from Moodle as my sole platform for delivering collaborative e-learningand started to make use of SL as part of my course delivery. We get around the college proxy and closed port issues by have a parallel network on a Linux subnet and dual boot PC facility in one of our workshops. For the majority of the students this was their first time in SL.
  • OPENSESAME  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2010
    [Providers] 5 Ways You Can Benefit from Customer Service Courses
    They want the companies they deal with to provide outstanding support, relevant advice, and useful information related to the products and services that are offered.  . People today demand world-class customer service. If they receive a mediocre or half-hearted response from the customer service team, they will look elsewhere
  • OPENSESAME  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Providers] Media Release: OpenSesame and NetDimensions Announce Partnership and Integration
    Today, we are proud to announce a new partnership with NetDimensions, the global provider of performance, knowledge, and learning management systems. This partnership will enable NetDimensions’ millions of users to search for, purchase, and deploy training courses from the OpenSesame marketplace within the NetDimensions Talent Suite, instantly. Right Press Releases
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010
    [Providers] Communication and working together
    One can easily envision someone working on all three levels on any given day: a small team producing a deliverable on a deadline for a client (coordination); members of that team providing advice and information to other teams on related projects (collaboration); team members working with a larger and looser network in identifying new business opportunities (cooperation). This is her model in progress [ please read Lilia's full post ]: This maps to the group work matrix I developed, based on TIMN and the Cynefin framework.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
    [Providers] Training, Collaborating, and Note-taking Step into the Future with Computer Station's Cutting-edge Digital Interactive Technology by News Editor
    Computer Station, an exhibitor at Learning Solutions 2015, provides training and collaboration solutions for educators and. businesses to engage, collaborate, share, and save. As a reseller and certified trainer for several lines, Computer Station. works with their clients to help create presentations and learning environments where attendees are engaged. Getting Started Learning Media Management Training Strategies
  • ELLEN WAGNER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009
    [Providers] A Taxonomy for Creative Abrasion, Part 1
    Taxonomy (from Greek taxis meaning arrangement or division and nomos meaning law) is the science of classification according to a pre-determined system, with the resulting catalog used to provide a conceptual framework for discussion, analysis, or information retrieval. As you.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010
    [Providers] E-Learning News
    Every month, I’ll scope out a LMS vendor – see their front end, administration side and everything in between and provide you with a review of the solution, with screen shots (if applicable).  You read it here first -Exclusive: - SCORM Cloud a potential game changer in the e-learning industry goes live Monday – June 7th.  If you are unaware of this offering or interested in learning more, please read SCORM Cloud Review. New section – Coming this summer:  Secret LMS Shopper.  Remember the days of the ol’ secret shopper in the retail industry? 
  • 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!
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Providers] How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2
    The main difference between blogging and discussion forums is that discussion forums are less structured, while blogs provide a more formal way for learners to articulate their ideas and receive feedback from others. The main purpose of microblogging in MOOCs is to provide opportunities for synchronous interaction, such as a once-a-week live conversation. Microblogging and live webinars provide great ways for learners to converse with subject matter experts. So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
    [Providers] Gamification in Relation to User Engagement
    In the real world, where goals are fuzzy and rules selectively applied, gamification provides clear goals and well-defined rules of play to ensure players feel empowered to achieve goals. 3. Gamification provides many short-term, achievable goals to maintain engagement. By incorporating game-design elements into simulation it draws the player in and immerses them in the environment while providing a reward system for completing tasks or answering decision block questions correctly. SimCity allows for interaction through game play in the course of building a city.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2
    The main difference between blogging and discussion forums is that discussion forums are less structured, while blogs provide a more formal way for learners to articulate their ideas and receive feedback from others. The main purpose of microblogging in MOOCs is to provide opportunities for synchronous interaction, such as a once-a-week live conversation. Microblogging and live webinars provide great ways for learners to converse with subject matter experts. So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009
    [Providers] Writing Microcopy: Tips and Pointers
    In addition to providing instructions and wayfinding, microcopy can assure users that things are safe and secure. Did you ever spend an hour writing a four or five word phrase or short instruction? During that time, you probably felt like an obsessive perfectionist—hunched over the computer trying to get it just right. Importance of Microcopy. Microcopy can make or break your product. Without a short instruction, users might now know what to do next. With the wrong instruction, users get frustrated. For thought I was supposed to click on the words, “click to expand.&# Seriously.
  • WONDERFUL BRAIN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Providers] WHEN YOUR LEARNERS ARE ENGINEERS… BETTER KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE
    The Instructor’s Manual would provide all the labs, screens, teaching scripts and software application directions. It can’t be a secret that stereotypes are often well proven by personal experience. And in my many years building learning, whether facilitated instruction or elearning it’s a cardinal rule that instructional designers need to know many aspects of their target learner’s personality traits. One, and maybe the most important metric, is their profession. perfectionists. appreciate intelligence in others. creative within their field. dogmatic. risk averse. emotionally detached.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Providers] Questions I’m no longer answering
    And, an assessment that a vendor provides to see if your organization needs this training will ALWAYS result in you needing the training.  I’d have to say I agree with Donald Clark on the notion that leadership development is a crock. Can you make us a refresher course?   Our employees need more training.  Oh, really?  I bet they don’t.  I’ll bet that if their manager sat down when them and laid out clear expectations and then provided feedback to let them know if they were or weren’t doing it right, the problem would go away.  Would YOU take the training? 
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [Providers] Coaching for Gen-Y?
    Many colleges provide career centers that offer free assistance in developing your resume, as well as general career advice. There are also phone applications and online tools that support or provide online coaching, such as My eCoach or the eCoaching Success Program. The economic downturn has had a severe impact on the job market for graduates entering the workforce. Many articles point to how increasingly hard it is for students to find jobs after they finish school. Coaching is one way that students can better prepare for the corporate world. Benefits and Drawbacks.
  • LEARNNOVATORS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015
    [Providers] Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
    However, the videodiscs could provide full screen high-resolution (for its time) video, whereas the digital formats, when first introduced, could not be much bigger than postage stamp size on the screen. eLearning delivery has become ubiquitous, but we now find that we can no longer provide exercises where the learner moves the mouse over an area of the screen to pop up information, because mobile phones and tablets generally don’t use mice. ABOUT JOE GANCI (President, eLearningJoe, LLC). Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development.
  • ELECTRONIC PAPYRUS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2009
    [Providers] How small is too small for educational technologies to be meaningful?
    But many relatively new technologies such as widgets and micro-blogs now provide greater options for delivering educational content in tiny sizes to massive audiences. Using small, modular components as the building blocks of educational programs is nothing new to curriculum developers. In nearly every media, “the short version” seems to have growing cachet as users experience growing demands on their time and attention. The 60-second “microlecture” has recently gotten some attention as a possible viable new format to replace to the traditional college course lecture.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Providers] The Superiority of Backroads
    Still - for longer engagements, I have to keep in mind that if I can manage to provide different activities (not "ok, let''s change subjects" or "let''s look at another program on this computer" ) I''d likely have a better chance of having an engaged audience. My road buddy. - I chose to do a grand southern road trip for Up 2 All of Us and Ecosystem 2014 this year. My initial thinking - since it was easier for me to drive down to Greensboro, NC.then I was looking at turning around, driving BACK to DC, THEN getting on a plane to Orlando the next day.I might as well drive the whole loop.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012
    [Providers] In the Throes of the Thrash
    Actually - this one is HERE) And the solutions I've provided for the past 8+ years just won't scale to address any of that. Thrash metal and puppets. Doesn't make the process any easier - but it does make it a heck of a lot more fun to listen to. -- I've mentioned before that I am looking to completely redesign the learning environment at my organization. Because what I am doing just doesn't work anymore. My clients can't get the reports we need out of our current structure. And I can't seem to help them with what I have. For the reports, not really for access. Just one more reference.
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