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  • MLEARNING TRENDS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010
    [Providers] mLearning Content Types - Level 3: Voice
    Level 3 extends the mobile learning experience by providing users with anytime/anywhere access to audio-based content without needing a smartphone device or standard MP3/iPod-style media player. Level 3: Voice-based Content and Assessments NOTE: This is part 4 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information. To help measure understanding and knowledge retention, voice-based CellCasts Sessions can include spoken word assessments (e.g., Administrator training time to a level of proficiency is typically 1 to 2 days (depending on experience).
  • CLARK ALDRICH  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014
    [Providers] Number 8. Ask quick questions to challenge assumptions, but in a no-consequence way (10 More Simple But Effective Branching Story Techniques)
    One technique is to ask short questions of the player that provide some insight into the subject matter, and where there is no judging of the answer as right or wrong. One of the greatest challenges in creating a branching story is breaking up long passages of exposition. The player has to be engaged at all times; the metronome of response has to be high. Example 1: Avatar: Here''s a statement I heard. The theft and sale on the black market of credit card numbers will catch up with illegal drug sales as the number one source of revenue for organized crime in the next decade. False.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009
    [Providers] LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 1
    Bringing Generations Together through Collaboration and Informal Learning: Faith Legendre , Senior Global Consultant at Cisco WebEx , provided the audience with a synopsis of our 4 major generations today (Generation Vet, Boomers, Gen Y & Gen X), and an overview of their changing learning styles over time (push to pull, formal to informal, comprehensive to nibblets, and physical classes to online). Learning without boundaries: Ben Saunders , Business Analyst Consultant at HCS , provided us with a comprehensive overview of m‑learning. So should you use an actor?
  • ROB HUBBARD  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
    [Providers] Ongoing Deep Recon into the World of Transmedia
    The Instructional Designers’ expertises lie in designing great learning experiences for different types of delivery method (for example face-to-face, elearning courseware, scenarios, case studies, slides, PDFs and more) based on the material the SME provides. Don’t know what transmedia is? Check out my previous blog posting here. It certainly seems to be transmedia conference season at the moment. After my trip to Geneva I was tempted by the Power to the Pixel London Forum 2010 held in the British Film Institute. What Transmedia Can Teach eLearning. Mike’s session was brilliant.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
    [Providers] Practice to be best
    Another example of advancing practice in a field is provided in The New Yorker’s The Bell Curve : What happens when patients find out how good their doctors really are? We may think we should adopt best practices , but to be really effective and innovative we need to practice to be best. First, we have to do the hard thinking  about how to do things better. Jay Deragon talks about how important it is to think about what we do and not just emulate others: Social Doo Doo’s are those that practice and copy, what others do expecting to get the same or better results.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Providers] Bersin Launches New Recognition Research: A Hidden Secret To Talent Management
    PS, I would like to thank Stacia Garr, our Principal Analyst in talent management, for this amazing work and all the value it will provide to our clients. I'm excited to announce that this week we launched our Employee Recognition research , a program we started early last year. As I'm sure you know, organizations around the world are suffering from low levels of employee engagement for many reasons. The unemployment rate is high, people are working harder than ever, and employees are overwhelmed with too much information and technology at work. The Employee Recognition Industry.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    [Providers] Start the New Year with a Fresh Outlook on HR
    Across the last few years, our members told us they want research that helps them navigate the challenges of today’s HR organization and the offerings of HR solution providers. In 2004, Bersin & Associates launched its very first report in learning technology, providing a new type of research – practical and focused on business outcomes -- for learning and talent professionals. For years, compliance had been the HR function’s primary role; now we were changing the playing field, providing proof that HR could impact the business. We have listened.
  • JAY CROSS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011
    [Providers] Authentic three-way conversation
    For me, in reference to effective teaching, we can’t stop talking about context or the need to provide it as part of our instructional plan. It’s so trendy I’m getting tired of it, but “ it all depends on the context.&#. Jay, I’m a bit confused. When you say “it’s so trendy&# are you referring to the meme or what? sort of lost the continuity of the conversation here. Perhaps that is why I have very mixed feelings about threaded conversations. Trendy = Everyone seem to be repeating the mantra that context is everything. Yeah, I get that. Just Ja
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010
    [Providers] The challenges of deploying an LCMS
    Since the research project, we have continued to track the progress of LCMS within our corporate clients, and provide some advisory work to some. skip to main | skip to sidebar Learning Reflections Informal reflections and comment on happenings in the corporate learning and e-learning world, from Europes leading learning analyst.See [link] for up to date news, whitepapers and comment. Friday, October 01, 2010 The challenges of deploying an LCMS I recently received a note from an organisation in the US who is deploying an LCMS solution and struggling to get much enthusiasm in adopting it.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Providers] GP Strategies Acquires Prospero Learning Solutions
    — June 5 Global performance improvement services provider GP Strategies Corp. announced today it has acquired Prospero Learning Solutions, a provider of custom learning and content development. Prospero will operate as a part of GP Strategies'' Learning Solutions group and continue under the leadership of Lorne Novolker and Alan Ray. Elkridge, Md. Prospero highlights: • Founded in 1998 with offices in Toronto, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec. • Generated about $7 million in revenue for 2012. • Clients include Fortune 500 and Financial Post 500 companies.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
    [Providers] TIS to Present New Mobile Learning Service at Industry Event
    The seminar will address the current challenge of providing learning interventions, or performance support, which can be accessed from multiple operating systems and devices. The seminar will address the current challenge of providing learning interventions, or performance support, which can be accessed from multiple operating systems and devices. London — Jan. 23 Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), a developer of learning services, will present its learning products at the Learning Technologies conference on Jan. 29 in Olympia, London. ” at the exhibition. Source: TIS
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Providers] AMA Enterprise to Host Government Conference
    The briefing will aim to provide government professionals with the tools to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to tackle the challenges facing government. This briefing, designed for government professionals, will aim to provide attendees with the tools to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to tackle the challenges facing government. Arlington, Va. — Oct. 16 The American Management Association (AMA) Enterprise Government Solutions announced that Haywood Spangler will be speaking at its Nov. Source: AMA Enterprise
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
    [Providers] How to contact TechSmith on the Web – Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and More!
    If you are a fan of Twitter, then we want you to know that we have fifteen specific handles (yes, 15!!) to share ideas, provide service, and help you with product tips and tricks! Are you social? We sure are! In fact, TechSmith now has a small team dedicated to a variety of social sites in the hopes that we can connect with you on your preferred method. Some people love Twitter and some people hate it, and the same is true with Facebook. If you have any suggestions then give us a shout, we’re all ears! Check out our new blog home ! If Do you ‘like’ facebook? Snagit product.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
    [Providers] Odessa College Builds Student Success with TechSmith Relay
    They needed a tool that was easy to use, cost efficient, and one that provided high-quality customer support. Incorporating blended learning technology throughout an entire college campus can be difficult if you don’t have the right tools, resources, and buy-in to help along the way. One college in Texas sought out a lecture capture solution that not only recorded class lessons, but also gave faculty the ability to create an engaging, blended learning environment. They found what they were looking for in TechSmith Relay. Can’t see the video? Watch it on YouTube ! Odessa Case Study.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
    [Providers] Games e-Learners Play
    In this article, Clive Shepherd argues the case for simulations and games as engaging, life-like and highly-interactive learning activities, capable of providing the foundation for second generation e-learning products that really deliver on the hype. Engaging, life-like and highly-interactive learning activities are capable of providing the foundation for second generation e-learning products that really deliver on the hype. Safety in the software So what do simulations and games provide us that we cant easily obtain using more traditional methods? Whats fun is doing.
  • DAVE'S WHITEBOARD  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
    [Providers] Purchase of service: how we managed to avoid explanation
    Provide a framework to show what the various types of purchase have in common. In the revision, we decided to  start  by describing out a leave-of-absence purchase according to our framework: a person goes on maternity leave; she later applies to purchase the service; the staff evaluate the application; we provide a quote for the cost. I’ve been collaborating on a course with my colleague, Tanis. An unexpected benefit has been the ability to float an initial idea, talk about it, and have it improve from the discussion, from feedback, and from new ideas these things engender.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2010
    [Providers] The Evolving Social Organization
    Corporate training methods often consist of delivering content and perhaps providing drill and practice sometime prior to doing the task. Converse: By engaging in conversations and providing valuable information to others one becomes part of professional networks. Tweet Co-author: Thierry deBaillon – @tdebaillon. Simplicity and the Enterprise. Most companies start simple, with a few people gathering together around an idea. For small companies, decision-making, task assignments and direct interaction with clients are rather straightforward.  With growth, the simplicity ends.
  • MANAGING ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010
    [Providers] User Testing A.K.A. Formative Evaluation for eLearning
    Testing provides confidence that youth will perceive the game as fun and that stakeholders will perceive it as a good investment. As the international organization responsible for promoting, coordinating and monitoring the fight against doping in sport, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is committed toeducating athletes about the risks associated with doping and their rights and responsibilities in the doping control process. Full disclosure: my company is one of WADA’s educational tool development vendors.) Formative Evaluation of educational technology tools.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010
    [Providers] Ethics, technology and learning
    With new technology they were also provided just-in-time first aid help lessons, with simulations they were trained for in-the-field situations…. This last couple of days have drained my spirit, mainly because my ethics were challenged on different levels. I did not find the energy to write about it until today and it is with a sad heart that I reflect on why I have felt a bit in despair. Why do governments politicize education? After yet another fall of the government a different politician became minister of education, a different one though from the same political party. Which one’s?
  • LEARNING CONVERSATIONS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2010
    [Providers] Corporate viral communication
    virus develops mechanisms that enable it to replicate incredibly easily and quickly, thus providing exponential growth. As you might have gathered , I've been playing with Yammer and other similar tools (like SocialCast ) over the past few weeks and months. In the years I've been working with communications systems, like newsgroups, forums, blogs, wikis etc, I've never seen a tool that's able take off so quickly and easily. Starting on whatever day that was, Yammer commenced its viral expansion and its spread has really been quite impressive and rapid. Network behaviours. Viral delivery.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
    [Providers] Cornerstone Acquires Sonar6: Talent Management for SMB
    Today CornerstoneOnDemand announced the acquisition of Sonar6 , an innovative small provider of highly graphical performance review and succession management tools for small businesses. An SMB Play. As Cornerstone described the acquisition to us today, this is all about SMB (Small and Mid-sized Business). Cornerstone defines the SMB market as companies with less than 500 employees, and there are millions of them. Sonar6 has around 385 customers today and probably generates revenues between $3-4M per year (average price is around $6-7 per user per month). Day one. There is a lot of churn.
  • STICKY LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009
    [Providers] 'Scared of first' - why business is resisting new learning.
    So, why do many businesses not embrace learning approaches that would provide their businesses with real competitive advantages?  10 Reasons. The past I'd like to take you back to where I was 5 years ago. My role was working for Australia's then largest retailer, ColesMyer. managed a team of facilitators whose role was to deliver face-to-face workshops to staff, from entry level, through to senior management. Face-to-face learning was the dominant delivery method with some elearning to deliver generally fact-based knowledge, for example, induction, food safety, OHS and so forth.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Providers] Leadership: Science or Art? Is Inspiration Possible?
    Leaders need to provide that inspiration, that supportive stimulation that drives their teams to creativity, innovation, and mission-related action. We at Bersin & Associates devote a lot of time and attention to leadership. Recently we were treated to a day-long event on leading ( not managing -- "leading") presented by members of Impact Achievement Group from Redmond, Washington. One thing I liked was their tag line "Leadership training that sticks!). Our team leaders for the event were also authors of a book called "People Leave Managers.Not Organizations."
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
    [Providers] New York Life: Ensuring Permanence and Legacy
    Second, make sure learning results are measurable and on target with the overall business plan and providing real impact. Molinaro also receives feedback through constant conversations with human resources business partners and talent leaders, who provide guidance for current and future learning. In these programs, external coaches provide education tailored to senior leaders. New York Life Insurance Co.’s Michael Molinaro instills a sense of leadership in younger employees while maintaining the organization’s 168-year heritage. remained successful. Frank M. &rdquo
  • 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
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
    [Providers] SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues
    Background: SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of learning management systems today (and also a major provider of integrated talent management systems). Over the years as GeoLearning grew, the company became well known to mid-market organizations and at the time of this acquisition was one of the largest mid-market LMS providers (revenues around $40M). Today another major shift takes place in the talent management systems market: SumTotal Systems announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. The acquisition of GeoLearning makes sense for several reasons.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2010
    [Providers] Product Review: GeoLearning GeoMaestro
    GeoLearning’s GeoMaestro is a LMS that packs a wallop but at the same time has some features that provide limitations.  If you choose not to use the WebEx solution, you can use another via an API or another vendor, but for the latter it is a link to the web conferencing solution (common practice in the industry, if you do not use their preferred conferencing solution).  An API can tie back into the administration side of things, still providing you with the data needed, so if you want to go with an open source API it can be done. LMS Super Plus Features. Widgets. Reporting.
  • ONLIGNMENT  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013
    [Providers] 13. Four strategies for learning II
    that allow employees to provide support to each other. Having said that, there is an important role for the learning and development professional as a sort of curator, someone who provides novice learners with the appropriate tools and supports them in finding the right people and content. Guided discovery is also a carefully structured process, but the emphasis here is on setting up activities from which the learner can gain their own insights and come to their own conclusions. The driver for this strategy is the facilitator or, in the case of self-study materials, the designer.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Providers] Oregon’s Small Town Artist Describes Her Inspirational Business Model
    Nothing feels better than knowing that you are making someone’s day by providing quality instruction and encouraging content. About the author: Vinita Pappas is a small town artist from Oregon and the owner of create38. What follows is her story of how Bloomfire has helped her to create an innovative business model teaching people worldwide about watercolor painting. “Why I Love Bloomfire&#. Easy to Start and Use. Every aspect of starting your own Bloomfire is clearly described and logical. Simple Layout. The design of Bloomfire is very well done. Community Aspect. Future.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Providers] If We Had To Do It All Again
    second reason to gain a solid business understanding is it helps to use metrics and perform impact analyses to provide evidence of value that is more easily accepted and valued by the organization. ” That said, several sources can provide meaningful support for those seeking the CLO spot, or for those who are already there. Faculty from the Graduate School of Education and the Wharton School provide a balance of theory and practice. They expand one’s network and provide regular multiday working sessions with CLOs from similarly ranked companies.
  • STICKY LEARNING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
    [Providers] Permission Learning - encouraging the informal
    This describes a situation where the worker has given explicit permission for the business to provide them with the elearning/videos/webinars/etc that the business believes the worker might need and be interested in. Such an idea may work as long as the learning opportunities provided continue to meet the workers' expectations of the brand. I've been a keen reader of Seth Godin's perspectives on marketing (and everything) for a while now. But this morning one of his books caught my eye as I went to sit at my desk - Permission Marketing. So, to informal learning! It's a good point!
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2009
    [Providers] Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog
    Conferences have traditionally provided foundation knowledge for instructional designers, trainers, CLOs, and others in the field. I’ve learned a whale of a lot from these events over the last twenty years. Here are the most popular posts on the Informal Learning Blog in 2009. Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning. T o implement social/informal learning infrastructure projects, learning and development professionals need to shift their focus from learning to earning. The place to begin is by identifying a business objective that is vital to a corporate sponsor. company.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
    [Providers] Different – Review
    Descriptions and examples are provided in this book filled with anecdotes from the professor at Harvard Business School. Tweet Different , by Youngme Moon, discusses how market competition creates a herd mentality amongst competitors and results in a wide array of very similar products. The more mature a market category, the less deviation there is. I see this in the learning management system (LMS) market. Basically, they’re all the same and currently all are adding “social&# to the mix, as they try to keep up with each other. Over time, everybody starts to look the same.
  • 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.
  • GOOD PRACTICE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010
    [Providers] User Experience: Design
    Card sorting is used by content providers all the time to find new and better ways of presenting their offering to their users. Following on from Friday’s post about the planning and requirements phase of our project to re-invent the GoodPractice user experience, the design phase was where it all started to come together and a clearer picture emerged of how the finished product will look. There were two work-streams in our design phase: the information architecture review, and. prototyping. Redefining the information architecture. smaller chunks. Low fidelity prototyping.
  • WONDERFUL BRAIN  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011
    [Providers] Getting Close to the Ground
    College for the boardroom, classroom, higher academic pursuits like law and medicine; technicians who draw blood, troubleshoot computers and provide public service from police to municipal workers of all types, and tradespeople who through a ‘connection’ can apprentice through a union sponsored program or intern with a generous business owner. Notwithstanding the imperatives of cultural expectations, by the time a kids are in high school their trajectory has much been dialed in: College, training of some sort, the military, or work. They have never owned a computer.
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Providers] Starting a conversatin about the “maker movement”
    See also the links provided to the left of the article. The last set of readings in my emerging technology class was on the “maker movement.” ” The Horizon Report subtitled that as “shift from students and consumers to students as creators.” ” Those of us in learning and development are usually appreciative of ways to engender active, hands-on learning, so “making” is a trend we should watch. Online, we had a lot of discussion about whether people who created intellectual products (e.g. And please share other references if you like. Trend
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2010
    [Providers] Modeling the Education Sector
    The government plays an important role as a provider whose responsibility is to maintain and coordinate the growth of this infrastructure. Of course, change can be large-scale, outside the box and revolutionary too, but current state can provide a fairly good indicator of what that we can expect to see. For example, the DISE Flash Statistics provide a reasonable detailed view of some of the parameters of school education in India and they have also developed an Educational Development Index that ranks states on the basis of certain criteria. Infrastructure. Leadership.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
    [Providers] Ask The Experts: Mark Dorsey
    So, if you’re learning to ski as a consumer what we’re trying to provide is the how-to manual because consumers can also find information about how to learn how to ski. McGrath: So it sounds like the takeaway is, stay true to your core, stay true to your core members and what they need, and then also stay true to providing the value that’s needed in the industry. Jack McGrath: Hi and welcome to another in our series Ask the Experts. My name is Jack McGrath. Welcome Mark. Mark Dorsey: Thanks. That’s a mouthful too, isn’t it? McGrath: It is, it is. So, a few questions for you.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2009
    [Providers] eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #5
    recent patent application from Google describes a way to provide ‘the collaborative generation of interactive features for digital videos, and in particular to interactive video annotations enabling control of video playback locations and creation of interactive games.’ Alternatives to Second Life. Karl Kapp puts some alternatives to Second Life on his blog. Interesting products, although some will cease to exist starting next year. 2. Windows Mobile for Gaming. Microsoft to make Windows Mobile a gaming platform. Glide OS. Google may enter in hosted gaming via Youtube.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009
    [Providers] Reseller program for UpsideLMS launched
    Needless to say, Upside will provide all required marketing and sales support, sales training, regular product updates, etc. Following the recent release of UpsideLMS Version 4.0 we have now introduced a reseller program for the product and related services. We invite independent organizations and individual professionals to the program. We aim to expand our reach to markets and customers needing reliable eLearning solutions. We strongly believe in creating a network of strategic partners that share our vision. are available from our website ( www.upsidelearning.com ).
  • RAPID ELEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009
    [Providers] These PowerPoint Experts Can Make You a Star
    Today, I’d like to share a little of what I learned from the PowerPoint community and provide some great resources and tools that will help you do a better job building your elearning courses. Sometimes we get so busy that we lose sight of the great resources available to us. It’s not until you pull your head up from your desk and look around that you realize what’s available. That’s why it’s important to be connected to other people who have similar interests or do similar work. You’ll learn from them and have access to all sorts of information. The Community Inspires New Ideas.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009
    [Providers] How to Find Pictures for Your eLearning " Engaged Training
    StockPhotoFinder.com MASHABLE Photo provides Online PhotoEditor links, PhotoSharing links, PhotoBlog links, and PhotoMixing and Slideshows. Engaged Training My Ramblings about Training, Leadership, and Learning Home Subscribe Entries (RSS) Comments (RSS) Recent Posts Teaching and Leadership Why Do People Seek Unions? Learning 2.0 Web 2.0 Week Wordpress Connect with Me. truly believe that all eLearning should have some sort of visual presentation. Our culture has become more and more visual, and let’s face it education and learning must be more than just informative. However, Yahoo!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2008
    [Providers] Is PowerPoint Evil? (Part 3)
    If the PowerPoint slides were more attractive, engaging and stimulating, it would at least provide some fun during the learning process. Part 1 - Teaching Habits That Inspire You Out of Learning? Part 2 - I Have Bragging Rights, Because I Am.? ZaidLearn's Del.icio.us PowerPoint Links "It's the way people depend on all those bells and whistles that come with the software to try to shore up a weak presentation." - Chris Oakes (1998) ".To PowerPoint is a competent slide manager and projector. But rather than supplementing a presentation, it has become a substitute for it. Wait a minute!
  • CLARK ALDRICH  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2010
    [Providers] Skill Sets for Serious Games and Educational Simulations
    They provides a constant voice of the customer to the development process. Percentage of Entire Project: 5-10% Title: Voice Talent Description of Responsibilities: Voice talent provides all of the voices for the sim, including narrator and characters. Percentage of Entire Project: 5% Title: Subject Matter Experts Description of Responsibilities: Subject matter experts provide the knowledge that has to be captured and developed in others through the sim. What are the roles for creating a serious game or educational simulation? They report to the client manager.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [Providers] The Power Of Visual Grouping
    Enclosure is a compelling way to provide meaning. In the very early stages of vision—before we’re really conscious of it—our perceptual processes are humming away, attempting to organize the sensory data from our eyes into something that might be meaningful. Both the Gestalt psychologists and modern perceptual researchers realized that perception tends to organize information into wholes, rather than parts. For example, you’re most likely grouping the orange shapes above into an arrow, rather than seeing them as separate elements. Grouping by Boundary or Enclosure.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
    [Providers] Top 3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing eLearning for Your Association
    For years, associations have played a critical role in addressing the skills gap problem by providing professional and continuing education for their members. In the past, highly-specialized, industry education was provided through association annual meetings and educational sessions. For an association, e-Learning can provide a valuable member benefit, a new revenue source, and a way to attract new members with a product they need and want. If you’ve decided to provide eLearning for your members, the next step is to choose a course to offer as a pilot. recent U.S.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Providers] 7 Tools for Creating a ?Killer? Online Presentation | Wired@Heart
    John Kleeman from Questionmark has a great blog/presentation on how formative quizzes and tests not only provide for some interactivity, they also slow the forgetting curve and increase retention. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → 7 Tools for Creating a “Killer” Online Presentation. Posted on January 10, 2012 by Marina Kostina. Photo by Kiril Popov.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
    [Providers] Are Professional Certifications Valuable?
    External certifications provided by vendors — as opposed to professional certifications that corporations create internally — are not created equal, however. Many companies invest in certifications in a haphazard, unplanned manner. The professional certification market is vast, and companies invest billions in it every year. But are they really getting a good return on their investment? Careful evaluation is necessary to get the most value for your organization and employees. But it all starts with the learning leader. He can be reached at editor@CLOmedia.com.
  • NUGGETHEAD  |  MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010
    [Providers] The E-Learning Foundations Intensive: Day 1
    Karen covered all the leading tools today from Adobe Connect to iLink and provided charts, costs, pros and cons. Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter LearnNuggets Nuggets of Learning Stuff Home About Resources Tags eLearning , ls2010 The E-Learning Foundations Intensive: Day 1 by Kevin on March 22nd, 2010 Today is Monday; the end of the day on Monday. The first day of the eLearning Guild’s The E-Learning Foundations Intensive co-hosted with Learning Solutions 2010 Conference & Expo. consider myself a proficient practitioner and enjoy dabbling in all aspects of this crazy business.
  • SPEAK OUT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009
    [Providers] Exercises that help reflect on gray areas
    This does not go to say that we should avoid exercises that provide correct answers. Provide all the information that the learner may require to make an informed decision. I am working on a really challenging project. Think about this: The objective is to get your learners to design better forms. The exercise shows a form in which the user wants to change his password. The learner can add/modify elements in the form to ensure that the errors are minimized. The objective is to let the learners know that consumers are loyal to particular brands for specific reasons.
  • JANE HART  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
    [Providers] Key social learning resources: Part 4
    social , I provided some examples of how I think L&D can learn from what their people are already learning socially (with social media) and how they might encourage and engage  others to do so too. This article first appeared on TrainingZone on 25th September 2011. This is the fourth and final instalment of my weekly articles curating key social learning resources for TrainingZone’s social learning month. 1. This week we start with a posting by Mark Britz, Nature finds a way. “A simple truth revealed – people will connect, people will share, people will collaborate.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010
    [Providers] Alternate Education
    particularly liked the idea that there is a community out there that encourages and provides support for home education. I have started research on alternative education systems. Right off the bat I found a website that summarizes some of these initiatives in the Indian context - Alternative Education in India. Two really interesting categories were Alternative Schools and Learning Cooperatives. like the fact that the latter prefer not to be called “schools&# at all. Among the Alternative schools is the Atma Vidya Educational Foundation  in southern India. Wonder how that works!
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Providers] Accelerate the Leadership Engine
    Working with Development Dimensions International (DDI), a talent management consulting company, Nissan’s HR team crafted a curriculum designed to provide the skills future leaders would need to be optimally effective and establish a common leadership vocabulary across functions and locations. Nissan leadership has collectively said that people’s professional power comes from personal strength, creativity and dedication. One of the best things about classroom learning is the opportunity to congregate with other learners. It also allows employees to work together on group projects.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007
    [Providers] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Job Description
    To provide what the market is asking for? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, May 31, 2007 My Job Description I work at a small e-Learning company, which means I play lots of different roles. My job title is Manager of Instructional Design. And yet, on a day to day basis (at least lately) I do very little of that. The focus here the last few months has been less on creating custom courses for clients and more on building Templates and Learning Portals (think LMS-lite). Havent designed an interactive exercise in ages.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
    [Providers] content.ED: Documentation Best Practices
    From there, you can decide what to provide and how best to help them successfully reach their goal. Since TechSmith tools were created with easy, visual communication in mind, we feel that we have an important role to play in helping to smooth the transfer of information in the professional realm. We consider it our responsibility to advocate for clear, concise, compelling, and creative communications in all forms, which led us to the concept of content.ED. Documentation can be boring. However, documents are a necessary part of every person’s life. Keep It Short. Know Your Audience.
  • MINDFLASH  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011
    [Providers] Why Many Sales ‘Gurus’ Aren’t Qualified to Train
    has provided guidance, expertise and coaching to companies such as Bayer, HP, Microsoft and Oracle. > More on e-learning on the Mindflash blog. > Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Mindflash. Without the right experience and methods, many sales trainers these days are more flash than substance. Before dropping obscene amounts of money (and wasting your sales reps’) time, pay attention to what’s behind a sales guru’s marketing tactics to make sure he or she isn’t just the latest flavor of the month. Republished with permission from Dave Stein.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2009
    [Providers] Remote Collaboration
    Real-time Screen Sharing Again, same caveat - lots of great tools that provide screen sharing. A few starting points: Adobe Connect Now - free online meetings for up to three people. My primary interest here are the methods and tools that allow us to work better as part of remote work teams. In other words - How do we collaborate together in remote work teams to be as effective or even more effective than a team that works down the hall? Let me admit that I'm likely in over my head when talking about methods and tools for collaboration. as well as knowing about tools and methods.
  • SIMPLIFY ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015
    [Providers] Is Your Organization Losing Its Brain? Collecting Stories to Transfer Knowledge
    StoryCorps grew out of a very a simple idea: we wanted to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record their life stories. Hence, it allows more time for participants to actively contribute and provide feedback. Are you perceiving symptoms of your organization losing knowledge and expertise? Oftentimes, top executives are not aware of the wealth of knowledge that's lost as experienced employees retire and carry their expertise with them. "In the U.S., roughly 10,000 people reach retirement age every day. When Marine Lance Cpl.
  • ECONTENT  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
    [Providers] Nexus 10 Test: Follow Up Review
    It not only provides for many sorts, including alpha, but also allows any album to be hidden. I've had my Nexus 10 for one month and I'm still happy with my decision to forgo the iPad and pick Google. For those of you who read my earlier review , you may remember my lamenting one app which I would really miss from the iPad, the USA Today. Well, that problem has been solved! Last weekend, a new app was released by Gannett which has optimized their paper for the Nexus 10! I am now happy. Here are a couple of screenshots. Click to maximize any image. USA Today. QuickPic.   --.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009
    [Providers] Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer?
    Many of these discussion flowed from monthly webinars. L & D provided tools & instructional design support for users wishing to create their own ‘content.’ I had a conversation by email with someone I really care about that probably came off a bit bitchy, a bit holier-than-thou…it you can have just “a bit&# of either of those traits.  And, I’m probably about to come off the same way here. That’s not an apology. I yam what I yam. And, no doubt I’ll piss off some people for my opinion of rapid e-learning tools. They are the IKEA of ID.
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2009
    [Providers] …and the ‘Blogger of the Week’ award from E-Learning Planet goes to…
    My view is that the contribution provided by blogosphere contributors like E-Learning Planet, Jane Hart (with E-Learning Pick of the Day , Top 100 Tools for Learning , 100 Featured Learning Professionals and many more), and Tony Karrer’s eLearning Learning mean that the rest of us have a wide and deep set of highly useful learning-related resources and contacts at our disposal. I just received an e-mail from the discerning people over at E- Learning Planet notifying me that I'm their Blogger of the Previous Week for my ongoing series of posts on Podcasting for E-Learning. And an airport.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
    [Providers] E&Y Higher Education in India 2012-17 Report
    For example, how does merit based financing through which MIT, USA provides multiple financing methods, assured (?) I had a chance to review E&Y’s latest report – EY FICCI Higher Education Report Nov12 released at the FICCI Higher Education Summit 2012. have reviewed their past reports here. The report leverages the UGC report, HE At a Glance Feb 2012. Broadly, the report shows a picture of growth as a result of the capacity building in the Eleventh Five Year Plan. Private institutes (about 30,000) comprise 63.9% of the total HEIs and 58.9% of the enrolments.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012
    [Providers] Unflipping the flip
    George provides a set of 8 distinctions  between the MOOC model and the model that is being implemented by initiatives such as EdX and startups like Coursera. I have been really curious and a little wary of the “flip” (flipped classroom, flipping the classroom) kind of frenzy recently. Basically, it seems to mean that we flip: Students into teachers. Homework into Classwork. Classwork into learning by self or network, guided or unguided. Hallways and Social spaces into Classrooms. Closed curriculum to open. Degrees to badges. Fellow students into collaborators.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011
    [Providers] Day Two: FICCI HES 2011
    There also needs to be a focus on policies and support infrastructure (Rahul Choudaha and Kavita Sharma) that provides a cohesive and articulate framework for internationalization. Started off with a bang. Sam Pitroda struck the right notes by questioning the dominant paradigm. He pushed levers when he raised a lot of questions that we have been discussing online - teachers as mentors, need to look at different educational model, need to scale, need to question our view of universities, need to question the structures in education, need to connect and so on. Some action towards the end.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2010
    [Providers] Connective Simulations
    But what really got me excited is the possibility that all these ideas could probably merge if we started looking at simulations on a wider scale – connective simulations that could provide a way to abstract from the richness and complexity of our learning  process in a meaningful manner – allowing us to not only gain better insight about learning, but also to be able to guide our efforts to architect/enable observation based assessments. Trust Stephen to come out with another super presentation. Let us take the specific case of a hardware training LAB virtual world.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010
    [Providers] Helping Your SMEs Help You
    Often, SMEs need to provide me with additional information, documents, or forms. I try to send a list of anything they promised me to them within a few hours of our meeting. I love working with SMEs. (OK, most of the time I love working with SMEs. But really, I only love working with people in general most of the time.) Subject matter experts are great because they’re subject matter experts. I get to learn stuff from them. Because for all the SME jokes in our industry, they’ve got to have just as many about us crazy instructional designers. Afterall, we ask a lot of them.
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
    [Providers] New eLearning Guild Industry Survey
    The complete survey includes five sections — each focusing on a different category of tools: Rapid e-Learning Tools Courseware Authoring / e-Learning Development Tools Simulation Tools Media Tools Combining & Deploying Authoring Tools To ensure that this report provides you with accurate and up-to-date information, would like all members to complete and/or update their Authoring and Development Tools Survey by Monday, September 14th 2009. The eLearning Guild are producing a new Guild Research Report on the subject of ‘e-Learning Authoring and Development Tools.’
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015
    [Providers] Why a Streamlined Support Funnel is Important
    At this point, the support representative communicates with the client to get more information and answer their question, provide instruction, or investigate a potential bug in the system. How many times have you been using a piece of software and needed help, but weren’t sure how to get it? Unfortunately, this seems to be a common issue. Should you send an email, and if so, where? Tweet? Facebook message? Phone call? Most of the time, it doesn’t really matter to you as a customer. You want answers and you want the most efficient way to get them.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
    [Providers] ISTE 2013 Presenter Profile: Graham Johnson
    also use the Samson Go microphone which provides crisp audio and is nice and small if I need to take it on the road. We’re SO excited for ISTE 2013 ! The TechSmith Education team will be heading down to San Antonio this year for the Annual Conference and Exposition, and we’re eager to hang out with all of our presenter pals at our booth. The four day conference begins on June 23rd and ends on June 26th, focusing on advancing and improving education through the use of technology. Not surprisingly, the whole concept is something that we’re thrilled to be involved in.
  • IDIOT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2009
    [Providers] Are Web 2.0 tools designed to support learning?
    They should provide a platform where learners can post comments and trainers/experts can view them and respond. Whether it is Web 1.0 or Web 2.0 tools, we need to understand and evaluate the affordances of the tools and their abilities to support and deliver learning effectively. Today, I came across a case study that evaluates the pedagogical affordances of web 2.0 technologies. The case study makes some interesting points about the pedagogical affordances of web 2.0 technologies. To put it across in layman’s perspective, the case study analyses the abilities of web 2.0 Web 2.0
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
    [Providers] Gen Y Isn’t Following Your BYOD Security Measures
    To get millennials on board with security measures requires a coherent approach that provides practical solutions Smartphones and tablets create opportunities for security breaches.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011
    [Providers] Pushing the Acceleration Pedal on Business Results: Have you had an alignment recently.you know, between your business and leadership development strategies?
    To connect these dots, develop a leadership competency model that provides a coherent, unifying framework for the leadership behaviors that support your organization’s values and business strategy. ?. 2. In the wake of a worldwide financial meltdown and subsequent reductions to leadership ranks in many organizations across the globe, companies’ top leaders are more concerned than ever about keeping and growing their remaining best talent. 4-Step Roadmap to an Effective Leadership Development Strategy. Align leadership development to company values and business goals.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Providers] Is Inside Sales Training More Important Than Field Sales Training?
    Unfortunately their customers needed and wanted experienced, live people representing alternatives from different providers. In today’s challenging selling environment, people and resources typically regarded as inside sales are driving a higher proportion of bottom-line sales results. To stay competitive, sales managers must improve training for inside sales representatives. This is because the methods, operations and aptitudes of inside sales professionals are increasingly driving sales productivity. Today, inside sales representatives do more than find leads for others to pursue.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011
    [Providers] Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog
    As support, Anderson provides examples in which exceptional performers (elite dancers, TED Conference speakers), learn from their counterparts around the world by watching them online. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? Free online video is creating new global communities, granting their members both the means and the motivation to step up their skills and broaden their imaginations. Innovation has always been a group activity. Blog this! More about me here.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
    [Providers] Jobs and work
    We are doing nothing to provide them with the structures and resources and emotional supports that would help them go through that renewal process. Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared  via social media  during the past two weeks.  Note: It seems that if you look in enough places, certain patterns begin to emerge.]. “ If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers. Thomas Pynchon.” ” via @johnsonwhitney. They are often obstacles to much better solutions.” still believe this is true. Netflix).
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015
    [Providers] The Roots of Becoming a More Effective Leader
    Jack Welch his “breakfast with Jack” opportunities and they were legendary across General Electric as it provided both the employees and Jack an opportunity to learn from one another. The becoming attributes provide the nutrients and foundation that help one to grow and to reach new heights, like General Sherman. If I had my way, any face-to-face leadership development program on the planet would first start with the facilitator showing a picture of General Sherman. We’ll return to this metaphor in a minute. But first, let’s look at a few data points. Improve succession planning.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
    [Providers] LMS – Seats, Huh?
    Always drive the seat projections and never let the LMS provider do it for you. Never let the LMS provider drive the number of seats you need – You Drive.  If you plan to “Share&# seats, do not tell the LMS provider. Seats:  It is a common term, and in the e-learning world for a LMS/LCMS – it means something that will cost you more later on, if you do not realize the true essence of how it works. Confused?  You should be, because if it was simple, everyone would enjoy the process. : ). Excluding them, lets discuss “SEATS&#. Every happened to you?
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012
    [Providers] How to Train Your Customers
    And that goes for training, too,” said Rich Radi, chief executive officer of Drivefleet, which provides training for commercial fleet vehicle drivers and managers. Offering external customers development options is an inexpensive way to boost company loyalty, reduce dependence on help desks and generate revenue. The learning and development industry has its hands full educating various levels of the workforce, but customers are often an employer’s largest audience. Take Apple, for example. To engage customers, some companies build learning that plays out like a game.
  • OPENSESAME  |  THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015
    [Providers] 8 Books and Courses to Fuel Your Summer Learning
    We all know that the pace of summer can provide the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy leisurely vacations and weekend trips. But, summer can also be a great time to learn a new skill, create new personal and professional goals, or tackle that book collecting dust on your nightstand. At OpenSesame, we’re always interested in continued learning, including reading up on the latest advancements in business, marketing, technology, and workplace productivity. Comment below and tell us what you want to learn this summer! 1. THEN WATCH : Social Media Marketing. 2.  Creativity, Inc.:
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
    [Providers] Learning and the Older Worker
    Learning leaders will have to provide older generations with a development approach that appeals to their unique historical perspective and helps them to discover the value in acquiring new skills. Many workers are choosing to delay retirement. Learning leaders must employ tact and strategy to keep baby boomers engaged and their skills up to date. As stock prices rise and recovery continues following the Great Recession, another phenomenon is quietly taking shape. More U.S. ” A March 18 U.S. As noted in the book The 2020 Workplace, by Jeanne C. Some will take to online options.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010
    [Providers] Using Del.icio.us to Create an Easy, Always Updated Online Portfolio
    If I have a lot of items that many people have bookmarked, this indicates that Im providing some level of quality. The Bamboo Project Blog « Early Adoption is Hard When You Absolutely Count on Something | Main | If You Do Not Work On Important Problems, You Will Not Do Important Work » Using Del.icio.us to Create an Easy, Always Updated Online Portfolio A few days ago, I was checking out Nine Notable Uses for Social Bookmarking (read the article--theres stuff there you probably havent considered before) and I was struck by number 6-- build an online portfolio. The del.icio.us
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
    [Providers] Going Back To School Breaks the Bank
    Many colleges use services such as Tuition Management Systems , which bills itself as providing programs to help families afford education. It’s that time of year again, when millions of people throughout the country and all over the world either begin or return to college. And And like anything these days, the cost of doing so is going up. An op-ed piece published in The New York Times (NYT) this week titled “ The Hidden Costs of Higher Ed ” cites data showing tuition and associated fees going up 439 percent during the last quarter-century. Certainly So why is this? From the Editors
  • DAVE'S WHITEBOARD  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2009
    [Providers] Ruth and Richard on worked examples
    Provide diverse, job-realistic worked examples to help build mental models. I’m reading e-Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Colvin Clark and Richard E. Mayer.  I’ve admired Clark for years; she energetically and effectively applies research to the problem of learning at work. One strategy they recommend for elearning (and that you’ll find applies in other situations) is the use of worked examples. worked example is a step-by-step demonstration of how to perform a task or solve a problem. Train learners to self-explain as they use worked examples. So what?
  • MINDFLASH  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    [Providers] Why Mobile Learning is Here to Stay
    Enhances Productivity: From increasing training compliance by having more people complete courses on their own terms to saving costs via digitally-enabled learning, the ROI on training can increase by providing learners with learning experiences that are relevant to their needs as well as to business needs. This article, which covers reasons why you should consider mLearning as part of your overall learning strategy, is the first of a two-part series on m-Learning. The second article will cover how to create mLearning programs, and what mLearning “looks like”. Learning is going mobile.
  • DAVE'S WHITEBOARD  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
    [Providers] CBT, ATMs, and Charles Aznavour
    You had to use the training-train ID to get to them, and with that ID, you couldn’t work with actual reservations.  So it provided robust practice (you were using all the capabilities of the system) while protecting you from serious consequences for mistakes (you couldn’t cancel someone’s actual trip). I saw this comment on Twitter: @urbie : Flashback. taking a text-based CBT. couldn’t resist retweeting…nor adding my own comment: @dave_ferguson: RT @urbie: Flashback. taking a text-based CBT. Owie. // Me: yeah, like going to college at the ATM screen.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010
    [Providers] Friday ReFlects
    Tony Karrer uses the occasion of SkillSoft’s release of InGenius to re-raise an issue that I aslo have raised with the LMS providers over the last two years. Happy Friday everyone, Our major industry study on the 40 Best Practices of a High Impact Learning Culture ® – how they affect the bottom line and what you, the learning and HR professionals, can do about it – will publish soon. Since I just starting, this time I will go back beyond just the past week. ReFlect #1: Formalized informal learning: a blend we don’t need. ” platform or platform(s).
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
    [Providers] Be careful about bribery this Christmas
    Saffron Interactive, a provider of premium Bribery Act training, is warning businesses not to be complacent. This year the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) tightened up its guidelines to prosecuting the Bribery Act 2010. This means that as Christmas gifts begin to arrive, so does the threat of unwelcome legal action. In guidelines originally published on its website the white collar crime agency had told companies that ‘reasonable and proportionate’ corporate hospitality would not be prosecuted. In September both sets of guidance were withdrawn. News bribery act training christmas SFO
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013
    [Providers] June Round-up of Learning Industry News
    to provide its quality educational content within a single, personalized learning platform for K-12 students, educators, parents and administrators. The partnership will provide schools with access to a broad range of HMH curriculum via Agilix’s BrainHoney® learning management system. In addition, the new solution will integrate seamlessly with HMH’s core assessment and curriculum platforms, providing educators with a true one-stop-shop for 21st century learning, powered by real-time student performance analytics and personalization tools. billion in 2012.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013
    [Providers] What Is Legal May Still Be Unethical
    To provide a quick and simple way to determine the right thing to do in any situation, Peale and I came up with three questions we called the ethics check: 1. There are two aspects to leading with integrity. The first is knowing the right thing to do. The second is doing it. can’t think of a more important topic than leadership with integrity. number of years ago, I wrote The Power of Ethical Management with Norman Vincent Peale, author of The Power of Positive Thinking. The ethics lessons from that book are as relevant today as when we wrote it. The second is actually doing it.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
    [Providers] Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning.
    Charles Jennings hits the nail on the head when he says: We are moving to the world of the sons of Socrates, where dialogue and guidance are key competencies.  It is a world where the capability to find information and turn it into knowledge at the point-of-need provides the key competitive advantage, where knowing the right people to ask the right questions of is more likely to lead to success than any amount of internally-held knowledge and skill. Our conversation centered on whether or not companies should limit their employees’ use of the internet and social media while at work. 
  • SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011
    [Providers] Measuring Project Success: Thoughts for the Training Professional.
    His example: Stock intro: “one key success measure for this project is to have…” Measurable item: ‘the completion date of every major milestone” Comparison statement: “within” Some number: “one week of the baseline schedule date” This example provides specificity and flexibility, all at the same time.  Looking back on your day, for instance, it’s generally an easy thing to sum up whether it was successful or not.  Did your presentation go well to that big prospective client, or did your car break down on the way to work?  The manufacturing manager wants a product that is easy to build. 
  • TAYLORING IT  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Providers] Tayloring it - Untitled Article
    For those people who were unable to access the books, a selection of online resources were also provided to help ‘plug the gap’ I’ve bookmarked those resources in case you’d like to view them. (I’ll add more each week as I progress). If you read my last post in this #GoogleMedia series, you’ll know that I’ve recently started a MOOC entitled Understanding Media by Understanding Google. We’ve just come to the end of Week so I thought it would be a logical time to post my reflections from the past week. Topics covered. Random fact.
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011
    [Providers] DevLearn 2011 – Notes from My Presentations
    The course design itself involved realistic scenarios in which the learner worked with a partner to complete inspection activities, like this: And finally, I thought it was imperative that as the learners were working through the scenarios, they were provided the actual resources that they would be using on the job. I was thrilled to be accepted to speak and asked to serve on a panel at my first DevLearn experience! Both Both sessions ended up with a packed house, and I was glad to receive lots of great questions and feedback. HTML5 Authoring Tool Review.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
    [Providers] Community of Practice for Facilitators : pilot, adoption and participation
    The relationships we build with others provide a needed level of confidence that our knowledge will be treated with respect. This is not a post about social computing deploying/piloting/adoption in general. All these are applicable on many levels eg. person implementing across the whole organisation, within a department, across a couple of departments, within a group, etc… Of late we have seen posts by folks at ThoughtFarmer and Socialtext on pilot/implementation methods. It’s more about the social computing practitioner helping a CoP Facilitator help themselves. Peter Vajda.
  • LEARNFOREVER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
    [Providers] Happy sheets
    Consider getting rid of them altogether, which should prompt you to focus on the real value they provide Any other suggestions? For years the Industrial Society (an independent charity until 2002, now the WorkFoundation , part of Lancaster University) used to conduct an annual survey of what was happening in training in the UK. Every year they asked the question “what did you like most about the training?” and every year, without fail, the most popular answer was “the friendliness of the trainer”. Not their competence, effectiveness or relevance – how friendly they were. probably not) 8.
  • ONLIGNMENT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2010
    [Providers] Beyond the Last Visible Sauce Bottle
    The renowned educator Maria Montessori spent much of her time in classrooms providing not lessons but an environment for learning. The Internet and emerging computer technologies are providing some obvious opportunities for enriching the environment around us. Informal learning was not an invention of the Computer Age. However the degree to which corporate learning and development departments seem to be preoccupied with it seems to suggest that it is the new flavour of the month. The headline questions seem to be: “What is informal learning?”. To the Zoo. So that cannot be right. The
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Providers] 5 Benefits of Avatars for Teaching & Learning: An Exclusive.
    Flipping the classroom is always possible, provided that you ALWAYS keep in mind that there’s a need to do it, and a real pedagogical purpose underlying that switch. I am absolutely in love with technology and am of course a big proponent of its use in the classroom. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Posted on June 20, 2012 by Marina Kostina. link]. link]. Marina V.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010
    [Providers] Fortune 1000 (Covance) Training Manager: How Web 2.0 Can Rescue Lumbering Organizations (Interview)
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