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  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2010
    [Providers] Voice Over in e-Learning, Sometimes
    Provide a mute button for those that find the voice-over to be just a distraction (again, make text available). However, make sure both text and narration provide the same instruction, but not exact word for word. September's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits Blog is regarding use of voice-over in e-learning. The question addresses numerous topics regarding the use of audio. So, I thought I would contribute my two cents. First off, most of the courses I have created do not have narration. So, when have I used narration in e-learning? Do practice runs.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 19: Just Stuff
    Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. It’s day 19 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Just Stuff. Here I am in another hotel this week, this time in downtown Chicago and just like any city, it has its stuff… Good stuff and bad stuff. It’s cold here in the winter, but beautiful in the spring, hopping with activity in the summer, and glorious in its color during the fall. Good stuff and bad stuff – just stuff. Good stuff, and stuff that gets in the way of success.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013
    [Providers] MOOCs: Personal Initiative and Professional Development
    The main model currently for assessing the knowledge and skills gained through MOOCs is provided by Excelsior College, a private institution that offers competency-based educational programs. So, corporate trainers can identify relevant courses offered by different MOOC providers and vet them according to the needs of their organizations. Here are some questions to ask while evaluating MOOCs from an external provider: What knowledge and skills do you need your employees to acquire? The different MOOC providers offer different types of proof of completion. Why Now?
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Providers] MOOCs and Unbundled Training
    One of the biggest current proponents of unbundling in the education sphere is Anant Agarwal, MIT professor and president of massive open online course (MOOC) provider edX. Unbundling function refers to partnering with other organizations to provide services like facilities management, healthcare, food service, and other functions that are not central to the main goal of providing an education. The education and training worlds are fond of buzzwords, too many of which tend to be old ideas wrapped in shiny new packaging. depending on the needs of the course and the learners.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
    [Providers] New MOOC Models: Blended Learning
    This isn’t just randomly introducing technology into classrooms; instead, it is harnessing the power of technology to streamline the educational process, free instructors to spend more of their time actually teaching, and provide learners with the additional supports they need to succeed. Elearning methods, like training simulations, can also provide opportunities for learners to practice before they encounter real problems. MOOC methods and technologies can provide the basis for blended courses, while instructors provide supplemental guidance. All Rights Reserved.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
    [Providers] How MOOCs Are Used in Workplace Training
    In addition, the major MOOC providers now offer a variety of MOOCs targeted toward a business audience. Aquent, a staffing agency for the marketing and creative industries, recently launched Aquent Gymnasium , a MOOC provider that offers technology courses for creative professionals. Open Education Alliance is a recently announced collaboration between MOOC provider Udacity and companies including Google, Autodesk, AT&T, and NVidia. MOOCs for Business and Training. Some enterprising startups have recently developed training MOOCs. Aquent Gymnasium. The Muse. openSAP.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014
    [Providers] Measuring Success (ROI) of a Training MOOC, Part 2
    Learning in training programs is famously difficult to measure, but MOOCs provide a wealth of data that can be used to assess the progress of learning in real time. The idea of combining big data with learning analytics is still very new, but already it is providing a powerful way to assess learning and engagement that wasn’t available before. This seem like the most opaque category of outcomes, but many newer MOOCs provide an excellent way to directly measure how well learning translates into behavior—by using real problems and projects as course assessments.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
    [Providers] Digitec Announces Knowledge Direct Enhancements
    Course surveys — Knowledge Direct already provides a very robust, flexible survey creation tool and reporting. Rapid eLearning tool upgrade — Direct-to-WEB is provided FREE with Knowledge Direct and allows content authors to transform a simple PowerPoint file into a game-based learning module for web or mobile delivery. Digitec is pleased to announce the latest round of enhancements to its Knowledge Direct learning management system. But now, administrators can copy and reuse existing course surveys. These enhancements are just the latest to Knowledge Direct.
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009
    [Providers] Five Myths of Social Learning
    Social learning is all about providing more flexible and responsive ways for delivering this knowledge through user generated content, engagement, and feedback. Leading social media vendors like Jive Software are integrating with the top ECM platforms to provide unified search, workflow, and storage of enterprise and social content, proving a cohesive environment where formal content is supported by an ecosystem of users that contribute expertise and relevant information. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. tools for training purposes and this figure is rising fast. The Web 2.0
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] The Future Workplace Embraces Freelancers
    From the organization’s perspective, freelancers provide a ready source of talent to supplement the existing workforce. Kaggle, for example, provides a competition platform for top analytics talent. UCLA’s annual HR Roundtable Retreat featured an interesting discussion of future workforce trends. Led by Marina Gorbis of the Institute of the Future, part of the discussion focused on the growth of “microworkers,” individuals who freelance a variety of projects or jobs for different employers. Some of the top freelancing roles include: Writing. Editing.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
    [Providers] SHRM 2011 Impression #1: Most Organizations Unclear on How To Manage Technology Implications
    Over the next few blog entries, I will deviate from my standard approach of providing new data and thoughts on performance management. Very few organizations provide training on how to communicate effectively, work productively in a remote environment, and remain engaged with their work. One of the key messages from SHRM at this year’s conference is the importance of creating workplace flexibility. After attending the conference, I’m convinced that this is just one part of the picture. Impression #1: Lack of Clarity on How to Manage Technology Implications. Stacia
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
    [Providers] SHRM 2011 Impression #1: Most Organizations Unclear on How To Manage Technology Implications
    Over the next few blog entries, I will deviate from my standard approach of providing new data and thoughts on performance management. Very few organizations provide training on how to communicate effectively, work productively in a remote environment, and remain engaged with their work. One of the key messages from SHRM at this year’s conference is the importance of creating workplace flexibility. After attending the conference, I’m convinced that this is just one part of the picture. Impression #1: Lack of Clarity on How to Manage Technology Implications. Stacia
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011
    [Providers] The Future of Employee Self-Service
    In the 1990’s, when leading HRMS vendors were a bit slow in offering extensive ESS, niche providers like Edify (later acquired by Workscape) stepped in with ESS Toolkits which extended the core HR system’s capabilities in this area. More recently, core HR / HRMS solution providers have added the ability for employees to update their career interests, hobbies and other involvements outside work. The result was the introduction of Employee Self Service or ESS. This was in fact the core offering of Enwisen, now part of Lawson. Steve Goldberg.
  • BIG DOG, LITTLE DOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009
    [Providers] Selection in Agile Learning Design
    However, the selection of the learning objects in Agile Learning Design is not really about SCORM or AICC standards, but rather about providing the best learning environment that supports the Agile ethos — "Solutions that promote and speed the development of learning processes over comprehensive documentation.". This means chunking the contents into the most logical units that promote and speeds the learners' ability to learn and then packaging it into various media that provide the best delivery methods. Post 2 - Planning in Agile Learning Design. Reading Material. Doing.
  • ELEARNING WEEKLY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2009
    [Providers] 28 Web Conference Training Tips
    Provide all information to this one person and let them communicate it to their own people. Provide an outline of objectives for attendees prior to the conference. Provide training exercises on the topics discussed. This article is a guest post by Mary Polley-Berte, Director of Customer Support & Training, SyberWorks, Inc. Thanks, Mary! Companies and organizations today use web conferencing in many aspects of their organizations-to conduct meetings, collaborate on projects, demonstrate products and services, and more. Use a large, bold, simple font like Arial.
  • VIKAS JOSHI ON INTERACTIVE LEARNING   |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2009
    [Providers] Where Did YawnBuster Come from?
    The speaker can control the amount of interaction The interaction serves a specific purpose: energizes the audience, creates fun, provides a breather and so on Everyone has a way to participate The interaction is organized and guided by some kind of a structure. It became clear then, that the best way to provide this technology was as Flash templates for PowerPoint. When someone is addressing a group, a yawn serves two purposes. One, it tells the speaker - the rare one who cares to notice it - that someone is bored. Two, it produces more yawns, which in turn tell the speaker.
  • BIG DOG, LITTLE DOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
    [Providers] Five Years later: A Review of Kirschner, Sweller and Clark's Why Minimal Guidance during Instruction Does Not Work
    Support for discovery learning is provided by a study in which students engaged in a course that incorporated some discovery learning exercises were tested, and their performance on questions related to topics learned through discovery learning was compared with their performance on questions related to topics learned in lecture ( Wilke, Straits, 2001 ). The paper caused a bit of a stir in the learning and training community when it was published five years ago, especially among those who lean towards a more constructivist approach. eLearning was supposed to kill the classroom. Uhh… no.
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009
    [Providers] Instructional Design Courses In India
    In response to a lot of queries I have decided to provide some information on the courses available for budding instructional designers in India. If you know of a course that should be in here or if you represent an institution that offers courses in instructional design please feel free to email me at: Symbiosis Centre For Distance Learning Post Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design (PGDID) This PGDID program provides basic theoretical and practical skills needed to design, deliver and evaluate courseware. S.N.D.T Women's University. You could contact them using the info her
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009
    [Providers] Instructional Design Courses In India
    In response to a lot of queries I have decided to provide some information on the courses available for budding instructional designers in India. If you know of a course that should be in here or if you represent an institution that offers courses in instructional design please feel free to email me at: Symbiosis Centre For Distance Learning Post Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design (PGDID) This PGDID program provides basic theoretical and practical skills needed to design, deliver and evaluate courseware. S.N.D.T Women's University.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2008
    [Providers] Article on Engaging eLearning
    Here's a nice article, sponsored by Adobe, and written by Allison Rossett and Antonia Chan (2008, June) that provides some very nice descriptions and examples about engaging eLearning design. Check it out
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
    [Providers] Most Workers Would Leave Their Job Due to Low Engagement
    If your team seems particularly stressed, organize a collective breather where you can provide snacks or a catered lunch. Six-in-10 workers in a recent survey said they would likely leave their current position if they were disengaged. Menlo Park, Calif. — July 16 A little motivation goes a long way, a new survey from OfficeTeam suggests. More than six-in-10 workers interviewed admitted it''s at least somewhat likely they would leave their current position if they felt disengaged. Moreover, 26 percent of professionals said their company is not effective at keeping staff motivated.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013
    [Providers] Your Boss Asked You to Do What?
    Workers provided the following real-life examples of the most unusual requests they received from their bosses: • Boss asked employee to be prepared to delete all emails and computer files at a moment''s notice. Some workers feel assignments from the boss fall outside of their job description, according to a recent survey. And some are unusual. Chicago — April 11 What is the strangest thing your boss has asked you to do? Spy on senior management? Work on her daughter''s science project? The national survey, which was conducted online by Harris Interactive from Feb.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Providers] Preschool Investments Pay Off
    The paper was meant to sway the country’s business and government decision makers by demonstrating how greater commitment toward such programs can reap rewards for society: • Governments and taxpayers in the future would not have to pay as much for remedial and special education, criminal justice and welfare benefits if all 3- and 4-year-olds who live in poverty were provided access to a high-quality early childhood program. The cost savings generated by early care and childhood education programs outpace most public and private investments.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
    [Providers] Security Threats, Productivity Top Reasons for Social Media Bans
    19 A new survey released by software provider MySammy LLC explores the sentiments of human resource professionals on the topic of social media. Also, a separate study showed that 56 percent of job seekers would either not accept an offer or would find a way to circumvent policy if they encountered a firm that banned access to social media. Walnut, Calif. — Nov. Results show interesting concerns regarding threats from social media, corporate policies and impact on recruitment and effects on productivity. Source: MySammy LLC
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011
    [Providers] How to Stay on Top of Training Demand? Know the Alternatives
    In his leadership role at Knowland University, Bill focuses on helping clients get the most out of the products and services provided through a combination of guided and self-paced learning opportunities. As a learning and development professional, I have often struggled with the question, “how can we keep up with the constant and increasing need for learning and demand for training?&# New learning is once again needed. Learning professionals scamper to come up with a way to train people on the new thing. That’s life in the L&D trenches. It is to be accepted and embraced.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [Providers] Does L&D belong in HR?
    The risk for L&D is that it will remain a “training provider” subject to the same lack of organisational power and cost cutting measures that have hindered and frustrated it for so long. That was the topic of last week’s Learning Cafe in Sydney It was a very interesting  discussion. Here are some of the takeaways : Ryan Tracey. In short, my esteemed peers and I agreed on “yes”, but that’s not the end of the story. Allow me to explain… According to one school of thought, L&D belongs in HR because that’s how you achieve scale. Of course, both POVs are right.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2009
    [Providers] Girls Go Tech website
    Girls Go Tech provides information on how math, science and technology play an important role in the world around us. Includes technical career information and games that introduce math, science and technology concepts. Check it out: [link
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014
    [Providers] Renaissance Sackville
    For example, we provided some funds to Community Forests International, an organization active in Africa and Canada, and as a direct result they are now headquartered here in Sackville, generating more economic development. will try to add some more details and stories about Renaissance Sackville here over time, and I invite any questions, especially from other small communities. I may not be able to provide all the answers but I really think this is a much better way to grow a more resilient community for less than the cost of one full-time municipal employee. Communities
  • ONTUITIVE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Providers] Back from FocusOn Learning conference
    The session provided an overview of some of the basic research we've been posting about on this blog (summarized in this short white paper that we made available at the conference). A quick report of our panel session, conversations, and "Lightning Rounds." Ontuitive was pleased to be a sponsor at last week's FocusOn Learning conference , put on by the eLearning Guild. We hosted a panel session entitled "Forgetting What we Know: Re-conceiving Performance Support as Performance Learning," with L&D industry professionals and a scholar from field of cognitive psychology.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
    [Providers] Harness Personal Connections for Purposeful Development
    “Social interactions provide the means by which people connect to share what information they feel has value. If HR doesn’t understand and provide some structure for these interactions, they are missing a real opportunity to add value to organizations in the future,” said Harris of Brandon Hall Group. Promote a higher level of commitment to a community to reap the most benefits from social networks. staggering 1.7 zettabytes — 1.7 billion terabytes — of data were created in 2010. Social networks offer a viable solution.
  • MINDFLASH  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Providers] Should Learning & Development Fall Under HR or Operations?
    In his leadership role at Knowland University, Bill focuses on helping clients get the most out of the products and services provided through a combination of guided and self-paced learning opportunities. Recently I read through a discussion on the Chief Learning Officers Network that caught my eye: “ Should L&D report to HR or operations? &# As a learning professional, I have reported directly to both operations and HR, and I definitely have a strong opinion about where the learning department should report. Do you report into HR or operations? Post a comment below.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2008
    [Providers] Examples of eLearning 2.0
    internal processes on wiki starting to use wikis internally Moving faculty bookmarks to Delicious use wiki for learners to craft definition of 'seamless service' after searching orgs that proclaim to provide seamless service We hope to build wikis that our students can use to share information. During my presentation last Thursday that was an introduction to eLearning 2.0 as part of an online event for the eLearningGuild, I mentioned a few common ways that I've seen eLearning 2.0 approaches. One thing I really like about the list is how tactical they are. These make sense.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2008
    [Providers] Performance Support
    Learnscape architects have implemented miniature versions of the internet behind corporate firewalls that provide all of these things, from peer-rated FAQs to wizards, on-line help desks, and best practices repositories. Great post by Jay Cross that uses the history of performance support to set up the need for what Jay calls Learnscapes. I've been a long-time believer in EPSS and ePerformance. Jay tells us: Performance support is blossoming in organizations today under the label of Web 2.0. That’s how we use Google and corporate wikis and instant messenger.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Providers] Managing Stakeholders, SMEs and Design Team - #IMPS
    If they provide materials and content, use what supports the learning objectives and rewrite as needed. The third element of IMPS is Manage. Manage* stakeholder, subject matter expert and design team’s expectations - Get them “on-board” with designing concise, but effective courses. Here''s how: Get buy-in on what is needed to accomplish the course''s goal. Emp hasize it is "OUR course ," belonging to all stakeholders especially the learner. We want a course that is: Efficient use of learners’ time, as well as the organization’s time. They also don’t know what ISD is and what you do.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009
    [Providers] Wanna Read Some e-Learning Horror Stories?
    My company, which provided health care to military personnel from North Carolina to Maine, had service centers throughout its footprint. Over at the PLS Online Course Development blog they have been posting e-learning horror stories and they have had some doozies so far. These stories are not only entertaining, but also valuable ways to learn directly from the witnesses of such ghoulish e-learning events. Christy from the  PLS Online Course Development blog was nice enough to include my horror story, but worked her magic and transformed it into a poem in the style of Poe's "The Raven."
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2009
    [Providers] User Control
    Allowing user control provides self-directed learning and allows users to determine their learning needs and what is relevant to their needs, all of which are important concepts in adult learning theory. I am a big advocate for user control. In my opinion, there are too many e-learning courses that do not allow users to navigate through the content as they wish or need. Lack Lack of user control is contrary to many principles of adult learning theory. All the more reason to make courses very engaging, interactive and relevant. If done well, users will read and digest the content.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2009
    [Providers] How We Can Use Video in e-Learning
    Here are a few ways you can use video in your courses: Vignettes of experts providing advice/tips as it relates to the course's content. Video can be a great compliment to e-learning courses. will usually place the video in a box in the corner with a play button. Once the user reads the content they can then "hear from as expert." FYI: I want the video to add to the content, not overshadow it. Narration - a talking head can narrate each page. Personally, I am not a big fan of this. It just annoys me and I end up turning the sound off. User control is very important in e-learning.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2008
    [Providers] Working With IT
    When you share the details of the project and its goals, they can more effectively prioritize their tasks, find solutions or alternative approaches, recognize the impact on your organization and/or customer, and provide insight not recognized by the project's core team. It seems universal for e-learning staff - working with IT is a challenge. It certainly has been for me at the organizations I have worked. I do want to note that my current IT department has very talented and supportive staff. Engage IT Staff - Do not try to just delegate tasks to IT. IT ISD e-Learning
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Providers] Frankenstein Course Development
    Articulate - Presenter and Quizmaker are providing the assessment and an ease of packaging it as a  SCORM compliant course. I am currently creating a course and as usual it involves numerous development tools. This course consists of using three main tools. Here they are and why I am using them. Adobe Flash - My favorite tool of choice. like its flexibility in making the interactive assets I need for the course and not being constrained by prepackaged interactives that come with many e-learning development tools. In this case I am making the course itself in Flash.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
    [Providers] Embracing MOOCs
    Turning to MOOCs also provides training and development providers a way to step away from accreditation issues that have been faced with. MOOCs let training and development providers getting an opportunity to transcend that issue by emphasizing on the skills of the institutions conducting the MOOC. Since the world is heading towards more sophisticated form of learning experiences, embracing MOOCs in education and corporate training has become vital. Let’s go back to history, and see some cases, in order to better embrace MOOCs. That’s it for them. All Rights Reserved.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015
    [Providers] How Mobile Devices Will Continue To Shape HR Departments in the Future?
    Today, smartphones and tablets are among the most evident gadgets being maximized by employees and businesses in providing more efficient work even when on the go. The same study also noted that there will be an increase in the consumption of applications helpful for human resource staff in scanning more potential applicants as well as providing training solutions. According to  a list provided by O2 , the most popular and top tablets today ranges from 7-inch to 10-inch size, close to the size of netbooks. More HR applications and solutions. NetSuite TribeHR. 2. NaturalHR.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010
    [Providers] Person in the Picture + great design methods: Janet Clarey from Brandon Hall Research
    These process modes and methods provide a tangible toolkit which support the seven d.mindsets ? Basically this 36 page document provides you with some great tools that can prevent you from ever getting stuck in an eLearning or writers block ever again. Over the years I have been enjoying Janet Clarey's blogpost s very much. They are insightful as well as practical. Her writing (and comments) also show her passion for the eLearning related job, and life in general. Janet is "an industry analyst and researcher. This pdf can be downloaded here. What can you expect to find in the pdf?
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2007
    [Providers] guidelines for audio content
    Direct I tell you! • define all unfamiliar terms or words or provide a syllabus in which the learner can find it. • make logical transitions. And to be sure they are logical: ask colleagues. • Provide a corresponding visual for every piece of narration. • keep your audio short and to the point. Click To Play There is nothing easy about making a presentation using your voice and some slides. You need to be able to keep the learner interested whith nothing but your voice. This demands a good preparation and someone who dares to be clear in how to enhance the overall quality.
  • STICKY LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2010
    [Providers] Social Learning - this is how it can look!
    The book has again turned my mind towards the question of using social media tools to provide another channel for organisational learning. Provide them with engaging tools and let them go - together. . As in the video, someone may for a time become the teacher, helping others with a problem, whilst others will provide encouragement (like the 'method of the grandmother' in the video). Provide engaging tools that allow employees to find what they need to know, when they need to know it. Let's begin with some context to this post! You can watch it below). Web 2.0
  • MINDFLASH  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Providers] #TrainChat Wrapup: What Trainers Can Learn From Angry Birds
    The game also provides a great example for building skills: Use one bird, master it, and the game introduces a new variable; a bird with new abilities for you to add to your game-playing skill set. On Friday the Daily Mindflash once again hosted a Twitter chat with contributor David Kelly, in which we discussed his latest article, “ What Angry Birds Can Teach Us About Instructional Design.” Once again, the chat was a success, with hundreds of questions, comments, and opinions pouring in to the hashtag  #TrainChat  related to the topic. Millions of people play it… Why?
  • MINDFLASH  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2011
    [Providers] Gen Y and Dunning-Kruger: They Don’t Know What they Don’t Know
    Your organization doesn’t provide opportunities for advancement. If you aren’t yet familiar with the Dunning-Kruger effect you’re missing out (and if you are, you’re bound to be pleased to be reminded of this old friend). It’s an idea that explains so very many aggravating things in the world of business, and perhaps the world in general. In a nutshell, its says that the most incompetent are, through their very ignorance of what true mastery looks like, the most likely to be overconfident. Young, Enthusiastic … and Clueless. ” Show, Don’t Tell. Want more information?
  • MINDFLASH  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
    [Providers] Looking Back at the Year in e-Learning, and Other Web Links
    Explain the objectives and always ‘sell’ the objectives by providing the team with good reasons why each item has been placed on the agenda. Forget the calendars and Christmas sale TV ads. To my mind, winter only starts when everyone I see on the train in the morning is wearing a scarf. And this week, everyone was. So it must be official – winter’s here, and 2011 is almost over. In that spirit, here are a few links to interesting e-learning and training tid-bits from around the Web, with a heavy focus on year-end reviews of the field. billion to $31.3 Are they interested?
  • MINDFLASH  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
    [Providers] A Must-Do Before Training Begins: Assessing Readiness
    Remember: Review work history, check vocabulary, interview an employee, demonstrate outcomes and provide a glossary before training schedules are filled. > More on e-learning on the Mindflash blog. > Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Mindflash. Trainers will often identify whether an individual has completed level one of a technical program before moving to level two — but just as often they fail to go back to basics of cataloging employee knowledge before training begins. Big mistake — here’s a personal tale that explains why. Words Around the World.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
    [Providers] Rackspace Solves its Recruitment Problems
    The Open Cloud Academy will offer a number of educational programs that will provide students certifications in these cloud-based technologies. Relying on universities and colleges to provide the necessary skills for today’s demanding business environment is not going to happen. In its race with Amazon, Rackspace Hosting’s struggle over the open-source cloud computing has been epic. The two firms compete heavily with each other over the emergence of each of there computing platforms. To solve this problem, Rackspace is launching the Open Cloud Academy.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010
    [Providers] Join the Learning Liberation Front
    We believe that organizations and instititutions must provide learning opportunities for all students, employees and human beings of the earth. It is time for those of us who care about learning in our world stand up and fight for what we believe.  For too long now, people have been asked to “go to training&# or “complete a course&# or “update their transcript&# so that the company can cover their and prove that they “trained&# people.  What has happened to the pure joy of learning?  Our Manifesto! We believe that learning is a journey, not a destination.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009
    [Providers] Ultimately it’s line managers that determine the success of learning and development
    In recent research, 44% of employees say their manager never or rarely coaches them; less than half of employees say their manager provides them with feedback on their performance. There is so much that managers can do to support l&d: arranging buddies for new employees, organising job enrichment and rotation, providing coaching and guidance, organising secondments, identifying external technical training and conferences, knowledge sharing and running their own briefings and discussions. Here are some notes I took: There is a gap between intended policies and actual practices.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008
    [Providers] UK survey shows e-learning's the downturn winner
    Professional skills learning provider Cegos polled 254 senior L&D professionals during the last two weeks of November 2008. And increased use of technology really should be reflected in the training provided to L&D professionals, as many are woefully equipped to manage this change.They'll also need to overcome their fear of figures and learn how to talk the language of business, because this is the surest way they can maximise their chances of survival Face-to-face learning will remain the number one method used by organisations.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008
    [Providers] Rapid drag and drop authoring
    Using the default parameters provides an easy way to generate a decent end result, but just about every aspect of the activity can be customised if you wish. These can then be deployed as a simple web offering or as a SCORM object, although in many cases you'll want to integrate the activity into a larger piece of work you are creating in another authoring tool - they provide instructions for Articulate Presenter , eXe and CourseGenie , although I'm sure it can be made to work in many other tools too - perhaps event the Rocket Course Builder :-). Not to forget matching up pairs.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2008
    [Providers] LMS widgets and user ratings
    Two aspects of the 'Performance Zone' site that Futuremedia created for private health care provider BUPA particularly caught my attention: LMS widgets : The site provides each user with a personalised home page that can be customised with all sorts of widgets, including RSS feeds, etc. At the eLearning Network showcase event in July, I attended an interesting presentation on the use of learning communities made by Carole Bower of Futuremedia. These widgets draw heavily from the learning management system, but do not require the user to log into the LMS. Good for them!
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2007
    [Providers] Learning in real time
    The author provides many examples of innovative group activities which would work equally well in a corporate setting and which counterbalance the inevitable steer towards formalised, tutor-centred instruction. Self-paced learning has great advantages, but live events provide an exciting counterpoint, encouraging social networking and punctuating a distance learning programme with milestones that help to keep everyone co-ordinated and on track This has been my experience too.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
    [Providers] Fun in Finance: Unicorn Training Acquires Azumo Games Studio
    Peter Phillips, CEO of Unicorn, said in a statement that Amuzo’s “in-depth expertise in publishing apps to mobile platforms for global audiences [is] a skillset not yet embedded in the desktop-oriented world of corporate eLearning.” By acquiring Amuzo, Unicorn will now be able to provide more mobile-friendly learning experiences for its customers. Providing mobile games for employees to learn about the latest banking regulations or for a financial advisor to explore a simulated meeting with a client can meet that need. Mobile learning is another buzzword in the training industry.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] The Future Workplace Embraces Freelancers
    From the organization’s perspective, freelancers provide a ready source of talent to supplement the existing workforce. Kaggle, for example, provides a competition platform for top analytics talent. From the organization’s perspective, freelancers provide a ready source of talent to supplement the existing workforce. Kaggle, for example, provides a competition platform for top analytics talent. UCLA’s annual HR Roundtable Retreat featured an interesting discussion of future workforce trends. Some of the top freelancing roles include: Writing.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  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  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011
    [Providers] A New Rypple in the HCM Market
    With one small step, a major player in the SaaS market announces that it will become a new entrant in the HCM market: Salesforce.com acquires Rypple, a young social performance management provider built in the Force.com environment. As a new. contender, Marc Benioff has the ability and financial force to become a major player in human capital or in fact, should he decide to, create an entire ERP, competing with the likes of Workday. This acquisition will cause others who developed solutions via Force.com to wonder if they may be next for acquisition.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009
    [Providers] Personal in Personal Knowledge Management
    And Harold and Stephen are great at trying to provide ways to think about and think through these alternatives. This is a good opportunity to add the same caveat: The real intent is to provide context, alternatives and suggestions of where things might apply. Great dialog between Harold Jarche and Stephen Downes around Harold's PKM process … Stephen Downes wrote in response: … what does the concept of a ‘method’ here imply? That there is a ‘best’ way to manage knowledge an information? Isn’t that what we’ve learned there isn’t ? That's a real mistake. Your mileage will vary.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2006
    [Providers] Learning Design in a Nut Shell
    For example, I might say that we plan to provide a Wiki that will be used both during up-front formal learning for collaboration around key questions and then in informal learning as a means to collect best practices. There's a case to be made that you could provide the tools out to the users / learners and allow them to determine what they need and have it grow organically. I've recently updated my mental model of how I go about Learning Design, so I thought I'd share. These days is that we have such a big mix of different delivery models, tools, etc. Keywords: eLearning Trends
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2007
    [Providers] Second Life as a Learning Tool
    I've said for a while that Second Life offers something interesting in terms of providing a natural "setting" for online sessions, presentations, etc. I've been saying for a while that these mainstream tools will eventually start to provide a very simple SecondLife like thing. Found via Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development A great introduction to using Second Life as a teaching / learning tool. Video embedded below - didn't show in my blog reader. A few thoughts. 1. because they are based on understood physical settings, e.g., presentation rooms with break out spaces.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008
    [Providers] Data Driven
    Will the performance support tool provided to financial advisors increase customer loyalty? Will the employee engagement intervention provide only short-term benefit, or will it have a longer-term effect on engagement and retention? THE PROCESS AND MODEL At its simplest, the model is based on providing metrics that suggest possible tactical interventions, support the creation of action plans to improve the metrics and track the changes in the metrics so that performers can see their progress and continually improve. Most action plans last four to six weeks.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016
    [Providers] Documenting How You Got Your Numbers
    If you have a Project Management Office in your organization - go talk to them If you don't - find the person who does most of the "project management type" activity in your office If your organization doesn't have processes or templates available - a search on Project Budget Templates in the search engine of your choice will help provide examples Random clip art of office workers in deep collaborative thought. You're welcome. - As you create your budget and cost estimates, make sure you document HOW you got your numbers. Best to have that information handy.
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2007
    [Providers] Sify Reports Big eLearning Wins
    Sify will be delivering these services from its global management center in Chennai. -- Sify has been selected as the preferred eLearning services partner by one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies , for whom Sify is already providing eLearning content development as well as remote infrastructure support for their learning technology platforms. SIFY Reports U.S. GAAP Results for the year and fourth Quarter ended 31st March 2007. Sify has already completed the design phase and will now be developing a range of eLearning courses over the next 2 years, valued at over $3.0
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2007
    [Providers] Sify Reports Big eLearning Wins
    Sify will be delivering these services from its global management center in Chennai. -- Sify has been selected as the preferred eLearning services partner by one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies , for whom Sify is already providing eLearning content development as well as remote infrastructure support for their learning technology platforms. SIFY Reports U.S. GAAP Results for the year and fourth Quarter ended 31st March 2007. Sify has already completed the design phase and will now be developing a range of eLearning courses over the next 2 years, valued at over $3.0
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014
    [Providers] FlipCon14 – It will be out of this world!
    When you register, specify Mac or PC, because TechSmith is once again providing screencasting software at no cost. For info on FlipCon14, such as how to register for the conference and  the pre-conf activities, or reserve a hotel room, click here.  As a courtesy to its readers, TechSmith is providing a Friends & Family discount code of $25. Guest post by Flipped Learning Network Executive Director, Kari Arfstrom. Whether you are new to flipped learning or an experienced flipped educator, this conference has it all for you. New this year: Boot Camp! Questions?
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013
    [Providers] Fueling Growth in a Market on the Move
    MyOnlineToolbox not only provides services to these industry professionals, but also teaches them how to become self-sufficient with technology. Snagit provided value in both time saved as well as design. Meet Brian Javeline, president and cofounder of MyOnlineToolbox , a cutting edge company fueling a need for the growing market of home remodeling and maintenance services. Professionals in these industries are not spending their day at computers but are instead on the road and at client sites all day. Brian had the solution. About MyOnlineToolbox. Brian’s Use of Snagit.
  • LEARNING DEVELOPMENTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2009
    [Providers] Joining the Revolution in November
    My contract with my current mobile phone provider ends in November and now I'm having trouble waiting to upgrade to the iPhone. When I renewed my contract with my current provider I was hoping they would come out with a competitive product but it never materialized. And my current provider seems to be more concerned with restricting services and monetizing them than in actually providing me a great product and service.meh. I've finally decided to commit my dollars to the mobile revolution. Oh, a new Blackberry device.meh. Oh, and then there's my music collection.
  • LEARNING DEVELOPMENTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2009
    [Providers] Joining the Revolution in November
    My contract with my current mobile phone provider ends in November and now I'm having trouble waiting to upgrade to the iPhone. When I renewed my contract with my current provider I was hoping they would come out with a competitive product but it never materialized. And my current provider seems to be more concerned with restricting services and monetizing them than in actually providing me a great product and service.meh. I've finally decided to commit my dollars to the mobile revolution. Oh, a new Blackberry device.meh. Oh, and then there's my music collection.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [Providers] Marketable Curriculum Design
    Using technology, we provide a choice to our learners. The buzz around microlearning, social learning, personalization and other training trends has opened up to opportunities to rethink our approach to curriculum design. The good news is the core principles of learning design remain solid among new technologies affecting our learners. Even while delving into how we can make our curriculum more marketable, we don’t have to dismiss what we know to be true and effective. I see a marketable curriculum as sharing a core with our basic design approach. Non-linear versus linear design.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014
    [Providers] Resources from Penn College Summer Teacher’s Institute
    This provides ownership and a sense of choice. The goal was to model how these three elements can be integrated to provide an engaging and meaningful learning experience. This avoids repetition and provides another method of engagement through novelty of new question types. This provides an opportunity for reflection and forces recall of previously learned information. But one thing we can do is provide a curiosity or a motivation for them to seek additional information or to want to learn more on their own. Here are my resources. What team should I be on?
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013
    [Providers] Getting Started in eLearning
    develop courses that do not provide effective instruction, do not address the audience''s learning needs, etc.). Plus, blogs often provide opportunities to pick the brains of many knowledgeable practitioners. I think like most people in our field, I am often asked how to get started in eLearning. Well, the eLearning Industry site has released " How to Become an eLearning Professional ," an ebook of tips for people interested in getting started. It has practical advice from 23 leaders in the field. It also involves becoming competent in elearning design.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
    [Providers] Ordering Training is Not Like Ordering Pizza
    The authors provide a practical approach to analyzing instructional content with the purpose of determining the best media to deliver the content. Here is a rule of thumb they provide that I agree with "As a rule of thumb, it would be cost-effective to use self-paced e-Learning for delivering declarative knowledge and some of procedural knowledge that can be codified fairly easily. All too often people request training and have already determined the delivery medium they want. We must also conduct a content analysis. You will need to log-in to access it.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2009
    [Providers] Audience Take-aways From LinkedIn Training
    This will be far from a true level 3 evaluation, but it may be helpful to anyone providing a similar training. Hopeful it provides some insight for any LinkedIn trainers out there. A quick, very informal evaluation of my Online Professional Networking class. Several weeks back I held my last online professional networking class, which focused on using LinkedIn. And due to the bank acquisition and upcoming lay-offs, it had a very strong focus on using LinkedIn as a tool for employment networking. The random sampling of 10 attendees are all in the U.S. link].
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2010
    [Providers] Public Data Explorer - Google Labs
    created the examples below from data provided by the World Bank. The amount of data provided by the World Bank is impressive. Google Labs recently released their Public Data Explorer. You can create charts and visualizations with public data sets. In addition to data from the World Bank, they have data from the California Department of Education, U.S. Census Bureau, Eurostat and more. Researchers and teachers alike may find Public Data Explorer very useful. So, give it a test drive. will also be adding this new tool to the Cloud Apps page. Tools Cloud Google Cloud Computing
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
    [Providers] Characters
    Naive, struggling learner and/or jovial coworker - This character can occur along side a "straight man" and provides not just opportunities for humor, but chances to clarify and reinforce concepts as we correct their misconceptions. For example, I once used the ghost of Alexander Graham Bell to provide  instruction on the new phone system. I like to use characters in courses because they can personalize a course and lend themselves to creating a more informal tone and an easy means of adding humor. Here are some ways I like to use characters in e-learning.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
    [Providers] Phase C: A High Level Application View
    The top level is your high level application service - ie: what you need your tools to provide. More importantly, it provides us a way to start speaking the language of the folks who need to help us. From the Technology Reference Model , the Integration SWAT Team guy then began to drill down into the architecture. I've been working mostly in the Applications, Data and Technology Architectures. haven't touched the Business Architectures." He smiled. think he's leaving that for me. -- I wanted to give you an example of what this looks like from our perspective. Learning out loud."
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
    [Providers] 2.0 and Interesting Times
    Interesting post by Dan Pontefract where he provides definitions of some different "2.0" This means: providing solutions beyond traditional training / courses working closely with other parts of the organization including Enterprise 2.0, We need to provide value to concept workers who are the highest value people in the organization and are in a continuous learning mode – it's part of their work. Thus, we must look to provide value in the long tail of learning. definitions and the HR & Organizational impacts. These workers direct their own learning.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009
    [Providers] Slow Evolution of Learning Solutions
    This whole topic has got me thinking about all of the implications and I've been regularly posting on it: Update on Future of Business of Learning New Learning Solutions Marginalized Getting Started Charles discusses what Learning Tree (and all training providers are up against). The expectation is that the provider will make on-going support available through some form of online forum and email at least, or make their content available online in an on-demand way such as the excellent Books 24x7 has done. Learning Tree reported a decline of 31.2% in earnings compared to 2008.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2009
    [Providers] Social Job Seeker Resource
    don't have time right now to get directly involved, so I hope that people who participate will create resources that help provide practical advice for job seekers. Yesterday, I was lamenting on the lack of resources available to people seeking jobs who don't know how to use social media. I had blogged about one technique in the past - Networking to a Job. But we realistically need a whole lot on this topic. just saw that Michele Martin has set up the Career Commons. Knowing Michele, this will be a fantastic discussion and resource. But she's limiting participation.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2007
    [Providers] Aide RSS Filtering Tool
    It provides a widget that allows you to show your top posts for month or year. AideRSS looks at a variety of sources of information including comments, technorati, bloglines, icerocket and del.icio.us to determine what posts are generating the most interest. You can see what it thinks are mine in the right column of the blog. I've been creating similar information manually for a while, so it's nice to have an automated support for it. I've not quite figured out how to take a very large list of blogs, e.g., all edublogs, and have it filter those down.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2008
    [Providers] Learning Responsibility
    First, my earlier posts Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis and Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape lay out that I believe the space in which Corporate Learning (and realistically all learning professionals) operates is changing such that unless they look at providing Long Tail Learning, they will be a continually smaller part of the overall information landscape. The big question for March 2008 is - Scope of Learning Responsibility? Karl Kapp helped me pull this question together and it's been interesting to see the responses so far. Period. Or is it just me?
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2008
    [Providers] ASTD Conference
    ASTD's site still hasn't provided much value for me. Anyone going to the ASTD Conference in San Diego in June? It's nice to get together at conferences. If you are going - please drop a comment below. Even better if you might be interested in blogging about sessions, thoughts, notes, etc. from your experience at the conference. won't even say it's Mandatory Blogging. :) Likely this is a better way to have success with networking ahead of the conference ( Social Conference Tools - Expect Poor Results ). Presentation at the ASTD Conference
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2008
    [Providers] Online Tutoring - Rapid Growth - New Models
    One interesting model is social homework help provided by Cramster. Saw a post that cited predictions about the rapid growth of online tutoring: Worldwide market for online tutoring is estimated to be in the region of $12 billion. This is something I've been seeing more of, especially in the high school and college markets where tutoring has been more common. Online models allow for better matching of students to tutors and more cost effective models. It allows students to get help on specific textbook problems and to ask questions that are answered by experts. Moving online?
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
    [Providers] Social Networking
    The article tells us that various players are adding social networking features to their sites: A broad array of online players, from major media companies like Viacom to e-commerce providers such as eBay, are adding networking features to their online destinations, letting users create detailed Web identities, connect with people over common interests, share content, and, above all, socialize. But, if your content or your audience is particularly passionate, you really need to consider providing the capability. how is this new? Granted they are being enhanced, but still.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011
    [Providers] Rx for SMEs | Social Learning Blog
    Find out which meetings your SMEs are attending and get invited those that will likely provide valuable content. Provide SMEs with opportunities to report their readiness. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Rx for SMEs by Jolene on January 14, 2011 in subject matter experts , system implementation training Subject Matter Experts are some of the hardest working people on the planet — especially when it comes to system implementation projects. Here are some ideas for taking care of your SMEs. Blog this!
  • LEARNADOODLEDASTIC  |  SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2007
    [Providers] Connectivism - Legitimate Learning theory?
    Externalization With regard point two above, connectivism it would seem does provide a significant new perspective about how we see learning happening. The process of externalizing will confirm understanding, provide feedback and thus consolidate and confirm the acquisition of knowledge that an individual has constructed. In reading through George Siemens response to Bijdrage van Pløn Verhagen's critique i am trying to establish in my own mind the legitimacy of connectivism as a new learning theory. don't expect to do that at this one sitting, but i shall make a start here.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011
    [Providers] Amazon gives its future a black eye
    More than any other company, Amazon is a “cloud provider&#. I spent the first 6 years of my life in a small town near Ciudad Cuauhtémoc. The region consisted of hundreds of small villages (50-100 residents in each) and was agriculturally-based, but it wasn’t a very advanced economy. Each farm was largely a self-contained unit of skills. farmer was a generalist and needed to know how to farm, fix machinery, raise livestock, dry grains, build and repair buildings, etc. If you wanted chicken for supper, you didn’t go to a grocery store.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011
    [Providers] Strata Conference: a few reflections on Day 1
    Hilary Mason and Drew Conway provided a great overview of how to extract and visualize email data (slides and code included in the github link). I was less interested in the technical details of the process…and more interested in simplicity of the process and the functionality of open source tools used in performing the analysis. I’m at the Strata Conference this week. It’s the first conference I’ve intended in years where I don’t have to speak or do anything except listen and learn. scipy, numpy), R). Overall, a great session!
  • 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. I use a standardized debriefing survey with our internal team after a project postmortem. 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. There’s constructive power in checklists, and yet easy to make and use.
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
    [Providers] Gamification Whistle Stop
    In addition to providing advice on what to do, Karl also has some cautions regarding the issues that may be created if we  incorporate some elements without incorporating others, or don’t pay careful attention to how certain elements are used. Welcome to today’s stop on Karl Kapp’s Gamification book tour. In The Gamification of Learning and Instruction , Karl effectively cuts through the hype about gaming and lays out strategies that can allow learning professionals to understand how to use the power of games to improve learning. Nice job, Karl! Book Discussions
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
    [Providers] Recharging
    Unlike our electronic devices, which seem to thrive quietly in the dark just taking in the energy needed to be powered up for the day ahead, we need people to provide that electric spark that allows us to kick it into high gear. Every night, I plug in all of my electronic contraptions so that they can be freshly charged and ready to go for the undoubtedly busy day ahead. only wish charging my own batteries was that simple. Not so. More than one speaker over the course of the conference emphasized the need to put our electronic devices aside and engage more deeply with one another.
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
    [Providers] Recharging
    Unlike our electronic devices, which seem to thrive quietly in the dark just taking in the energy needed to be powered up for the day ahead, we need people to provide that electric spark that allows us to kick it into high gear. Every night, I plug in all of my electronic contraptions so that they can be freshly charged and ready to go for the undoubtedly busy day ahead. only wish charging my own batteries was that simple. Not so. More than one speaker over the course of the conference emphasized the need to put our electronic devices aside and engage more deeply with one another.
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012
    [Providers] Vote for…Better Courses!
    That comment might have elicited a smirk, but I mean they have the ability to tell a story to provide context so that we can more easily understand their platform and views. But regardless of how you voted, remember that each candidate provides something we can learn from. I’m sitting in my office right now, working on an e-learning course with Election Day coverage on the TV. This got me thinking about how great our country is. We get the option to have our voice heard and our vote counted, which many find inspiring and motivating. The same is true in e-learning!
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2007
    [Providers] Blogging as Therapy
    Timothy Johnson at Carpe Factum , in his response to why he blogs, said the following: Blogging has provided me with great therapy. Instead of internalizing the frustrating individuals, companies, and projects around me, they now become fair game for blog fodder. And I have to admit, there is so much inspiration out there for writing. One reason why Dilbert is so popular. On a certain level, this is why I started blogging - the need to share my experience in hopes that it helps someone else. Or, at least, not feel so alone. The bloggosphere has served as better therapy than any shrink.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2007
    [Providers] Good to Great
    Admittedly - the series is a long advertisement for his book - but the case studies he provides (Southwest, Starbucks, the Dallas Police Department) confirms some of my thoughts about management: - The importance of the right people in the right places - The need to confront brutal facts - Why charismatic leaders shouldn't be trusted - The importance of planning (more of an underlying theme rather than something Mr. Collins overtly discusses in the documentary). I'm currently sitting with my computer working (again) on a weekend. Training documents requiring rewrites surround me.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2007
    [Providers] Week 2 Day 3 - Mucky Muck Visit 1
    The advanced provider classes started to get crowded and we had more takers for Basics. Example: Module 1) Refills entered by staff and authorized by provider. Module 2)Refills entered by staff and authorized by physician assistant - reassigned to the provider if there is a variable out of protocol. Module 3) Refills entered by Physician Assistant or Provider. The Director of Training from the vendor came to visit us today and observe the classes. For whatever reason - I found myself to be INCREDIBLY nervous. One person here, two there.
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2010
    [Providers] Integrated Learnings Blog now on eLearning Learning
    It provides an excellent one-stop resource for current ideas and techniques in eLearning theory, design, and development. We started the Integrated Learnings: eLearning blog last year with the idea of writing simple, but informative, posts about eLearning design and development. Our topics rotate between learning theory refreshers and step-by-step techniques for popular eLearning authoring tools (Lectora, Captivate, Articulate, and others). Our one rule is that the topics have to relate to eLearning. Anything else goes on our other blog, Shared Learning. Thank you, readers!)
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2005
    [Providers] Paradigm war
    And yet, without some common understanding, how can we expect to bring managers, learners and, most importantly, the training and teaching professions, with us in making the most of the opportunities provided by new technology. Paradigm two scores because it mixes self-study and collaborative learning and provides the learner with continuous support. What it doesn't do is provide the sort of live, real-time experience that learners are used to in the classroom. Five years on and we're no nearer to obtaining a common understanding of the term e-learning.
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