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  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014
    [Providers] Ed reform: Is poverty the elephant in the room? [Gross]
    Dale Russakoff writes that the city is still struggling to provide an equal and adequate education for its youth despite consultant-heavy reform and a $100 million donation from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. 'Ed reform: Is poverty the elephant in the room? — from educationdive.com by Allie Gross. Excerpt /Dive Brief: On the eve of this weekend’s 60th anniversary of Brown v. Acccording to Russakoff, the reform movement is missing community engagement, as he claims the top-down approach lacks “an understanding of the contours of poverty and racism in America.”
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [Providers] Towards Maturity Ambassador Programme Welcomes Saba
    'Global Provider of Learning and Talent Management Solutions Saba Joins Towards Maturity’s growing Ambassador programme London : Saba (OTCPink: SABA), a global leader in intelligent cloud solutions for learning and talent management, today announced that it has joined the Towards Maturity Ambassador Program. ’ The Benchmark is unique in that provides its participants with personalised benchmark reports to help improve the impact of a technology enabled learning strategy in their own organisation. For more information, please visit www.saba.com.
  • PROPROFS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [Providers] Automate Student Registration to Courses or Groups Using Secret Join Codes
    Instead of manually adding learners to the correct groups instructors can simply provide learners with group join codes. 'A while back we released the self-registration feature , which allowed instructors to automate the registry of learners to a course, quiz or group. Taking this a step further, we have introduced “join codes” using which instructors can allow learners to instantly self-register to one or more groups. This helps learners to easily self-register to their correct groups, while saving instructors tons of time and effort. Why use join codes? Updates
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Providers] LearningNow - How to make your learning effectve, efficient and engaging
    As a result of crowdsourcing on the day, we are able to provide hints and tips for: How to align learning more effectively How to personalise the learning experience How to design to engage How to support the transfer of learning How to deliver more efficiency How to engage learners Case studies from PwC, Civil Service Learning and BA were also included. 'Towards Maturity and our founding Ambassador Epic co-hosted our fourth LearningNow event on 2nd April 2014 to examine how to make learning effective, efficient and engaging.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] Marriages made in Software Heaven
    The talent suite itself embeds both analytics and social collaboration in each talent area: talent acquisition and talent optimization, and includes the broad assessment capabilities provided by Kenexa. The end result may prove significant in providing a means for HR professionals to evaluate large amounts of data (dare we say “big” data) to determine the traits, skills and experiences of employees that correlate with their top performers on the job, their best retained new hires, and their most engaged workers. Will IBM bring new innovations to the software set?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Oracle HCM World Revolves Around The Cloud
    And, an advantage to its customers, the analytics are included at no additional charge with each application – not a bolt-on on the side, bearing extra cost, as some other solution providers do. 'Oracle has launched Oracle HCM World, a new event for HCM professionals that gathered approximately 1500 customers and prospects together to focus on the business that is HR. Harkening back to the Taleo World conferences a bit, the conference attracted leaders in all areas of human capital management. The conference as a whole was excellent. Here’s our take for you, our members: 1.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Providers] Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect
    Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly. Just like you have an IT architecture which provides standards, common platforms, and a constrained environment for IT in general, you also need one for learning. 'The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Yes, this is a very complicated problem. " Need for a Learning Architecture.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Providers] Is Saba Coming Back?
    They work with nearly every content provider. 'Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have some of the most complex and difficult large global customers. As with all pioneers, Saba had many challenges.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] Wiley Acquires CrossKnowledge: New Player in Corporate Learning
    Over the last several years Wiley acquired Inscape (DISC assessment products), Profiles International (prehire and team assessments), Deltak (learning management system and student relationship platform for the education industry), and now CrossKnowledge , a fast-growing provider of corporate e-learning, LMS, and content management solutions. CrossKnowledge, unlike other LMS providers in the market, is a solid e-learning development company. 'Most of us know John Wiley and Sons. as a book publisher. Well surprise: the company is much more. All rights reserved
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Providers] The Impact of IMPACT
    The working session provided a comfortable forum for participants to share and learn from each other. 'With Bersin’s seventh annual IMPACT conference officially in the books and planning for the next already beginning, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the experience. While heralded as the “best-ever IMPACT” by Josh Bersin, the conference this year was particularly exciting for me as it was the first time I attended as a Bersin Analyst. Surrounded by amazing people, interesting conversations, and picturesque ocean views, IMPACT made quite an impact on me.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Providers] The Learner’s Journey: A Process For Helping People Learn To Change
    The goal of this article is to explain that connection and in the process provide a way to better understand how people learn as well as change. This model can help provide a clearer example of how change happens in the real world. The organization prepares to launch the change initiative and provides any necessary training and guidance. Whether the employee is right or wrong, it’s important to provide them a better story to for them to tell, one where they can be the hero instead of the victim. The point of learning anything is to cause a change of behavior. Mentor.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014
    [Providers] Press Release - New Towards Maturity study spotlight’s innovative learning in the charity sector
    • Download a free infographic About Towards Maturity Towards Maturity is a benchmarking research company that provides independent expert advice and support to help organisations use learning technologies to accelerate business performance. 'Independent research by Towards Maturity launched at the CIPD L&D Show reveals that when it comes to innovative learning, charities are championing the use of learning technologies, often beating their corporate and public sector counterparts in the benefits they’re reaping. Download the full report at the bottom of this page.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013
    [Providers] Blending MOOC on Public Speaking at JLT Group
    'JLT Group is one of the world’s largest providers of insurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services including an office of over 850 employees in Mumbai, India. Massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web. It has caught on with web learners across the globe and convenience is the highest rated aspect of the MOOC experience. thought this video explains MOOC in a simplistic fashion – What is a MOOC ? This video explains MOOCs – What is a MOOC ? Background.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
    [Providers] Building Communities – The Slope of Enlightenment
    The trigger points could be anything that is going to change something and that provides the opportunity to do something differently, for the purpose of this blog let’s focus on social technologies and the opportunities they provide for collaboration and learning. 'In my last blog alter egos I started to share some personal traits and experiences that led me in to the world of developing communities to support learning. It wasn’t an overnight thing and it’s still very much work in progress and I’m learning each day. lurked……and I lurked. Then it happened…. Nothing.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
    [Providers] MOOCs for Employee Learning – Practitioners View – Online Forum
    This online webinar presents the work done so far and provides direction for Learning/HR who are considering including MOOCs as an employee development. 'Watch Recording  . Currently there is limited discussion on the use of MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) for organisational or employee learning. Given that MOOCs are being dubbed a game changer in the academic world, Learning Café did some thinking and made this call : MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) can be a mainstream employee learning option. How NBNCo plans to incorporate MOOCs in their learning strategy and processes.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
    [Providers] MOOCs for Employee Learning – The Mechanics – Online Forum
    Sunder Ramachandran is currently a Senior Training Manager with JLT Group , one of the world’s largest providers of insurance and employee benefits related advice. 'Thursday, November 7, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEST (Sydney). www1.gotomeeting.com/register/419751728. In the second online discussion we look at the”how” of using MOOCs (Massively Online Open Courses) and its variants for employee learning. An experienced panel talks about the logistics of deploying MOOCs in the organisational context. Disrupting Workplace Learning ? – Dr Geoff Sharrock.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
    [Providers] The discussion – The Mechanics of MOOCs for Employee Learning
    ” From One-to-one to Many-to-many: Powering peer learning in open learning environments “ Michelle has some suggestions of possible links to find MOOCs: MOOCS Provider Directory. 'The online discussion on the Mechanics of MOOCs for Employee Learning was attended by over 50 Learning professionals. One of the interesting components of webinar was discussion this scenario: Lauren, the head of a business unit, is a recent enthusiast for MOOCs having completed one on construction engineering. What do you think of this situation as a Learning Professional ? Expand curriculum.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014
    [Providers] Sydney UnConference 2014 Feedback
    Please provide healthier options for morning & afternoon tea (at least a bowl of fruit). '90 experienced learning and development professions descended on the Australian Technology Park for the 3rd Learning Cafe UnConference to discuss and share thoughts on some of the big issues and trends in the L&D profession. The participants came from a cross section of organisations and industries. Here is the analysis of the feedback from Feedback from 32 UnConference participants. One aspect to keep in mind is that the UnConference is designed to be an omnibus of themes. out of 5.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] Drinking from the Talent Acquisition Fire Hose
    To explain how I got here from there, I’ll provide a brief professional biography: I’ve spent the last 20 years in consulting in various roles, from direct client service helping organizations with their talent-related challenges to managing complex internal transformations. Similarly, the global talent acquisition solution and service provider landscape is vast and navigating the acronym and funky title soup might feel like traversing the “Wild, Wild West.” 'Hi, my name is Robin and I’m trying to understand the complexity of Talent Acquisition.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013
    [Providers] Going Global with HR, Talent and Workforce Management
    As one example, Cornerstone OnDemand, the talent management suite provider, now gleans 30% of its revenue from international business, chiefly in EMEA. Fully 12 % of HR/Talent provider SilkRoad’s revenue last year came from Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa with 9 % from that solely from its Asia Pacific operations. Last year, SilkRoad China was named the “Most Promising HR Service Provider of the Year” by China Staff Awards – as such it is the only talent management provider that has been so recognized in the China market.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] Technology Projections for 2014: The Crystal Ball for the Year Ahead
    'Technical providers in the HR/talent space have one thing in common: they never stand still. Increasingly, solution providers are developing for mobile first. One could predict that providers of HRIS software and its underlying platforms will also be forthcoming with documented means for easing third party and customer integration of the talent-related applications – better tying together on-premise, on-premise-to-Cloud, and Cloud-to-Cloud applications. What might you expect in the year ahead? The likely result? Better application integration. Remember silos?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Providers] Human Resources, Learning, and Leadership: Our Ten Predictions for 2014
    This means you, as an employer, need to provide internal talent mobility and career growth in your own organization. '2014 will be an exciting and challenging year for HR, learning, and talent professionals. Download our 66 page Predictions Report here.). Global economic growth will create a new level of competition for people. HR organizations will shift their focus from cost reduction to retention and engagement. Technology will continue to make the world a smaller place, forcing companies to improve their employment brand in every possible way. Data will become a new currency.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] Marriages made in Software Heaven
    The talent suite itself embeds both analytics and social collaboration in each talent area: talent acquisition and talent optimization, and includes the broad assessment capabilities provided by Kenexa. The end result may prove significant in providing a means for HR professionals to evaluate large amounts of data (dare we say “big” data) to determine the traits, skills and experiences of employees that correlate with their top performers on the job, their best retained new hires, and their most engaged workers. Will IBM bring new innovations to the software set?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Oracle HCM World Revolves Around The Cloud
    And, an advantage to its customers, the analytics are included at no additional charge with each application – not a bolt-on on the side, bearing extra cost, as some other solution providers do. 'Oracle has launched Oracle HCM World, a new event for HCM professionals that gathered approximately 1500 customers and prospects together to focus on the business that is HR. Harkening back to the Taleo World conferences a bit, the conference attracted leaders in all areas of human capital management. The conference as a whole was excellent. Here’s our take for you, our members: 1.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Providers] Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect
    Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly. Just like you have an IT architecture which provides standards, common platforms, and a constrained environment for IT in general, you also need one for learning. 'The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Yes, this is a very complicated problem. " Need for a Learning Architecture.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Providers] The Five Elements Of A 'Simply Irresistible' Organization
    These benefits are fairly inexpensive to provide and they give people the freedom to work as they want to work. Here we see companies providing bus service to work, free dry cleaning delivery, personalized workstations, unlimited vacation, and health and gym facilities on campus. 'New Deloitte Global Human Capital Research shows that organizations today must work hard to create a meaningful, humanistic work environment to drive engagement, performance, and a magnetic attraction in the market. And this is good business. But there’s more. Do business leaders understand this?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Providers] Is Saba Coming Back?
    They work with nearly every content provider. 'Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have some of the most complex and difficult large global customers. As with all pioneers, Saba had many challenges.
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Providers] Thoughts on Soap Bubbles and Learning
    Eugene made the point that in the same way, when learning, it''s important to get that feedback to provide those markers that you''re actually moving along. Thanks Eugene for providing me anyway, with a much clearer way to think about the soap bubble layer 'To begin, if you''re not reading/following Eugene Eric Kim, you should. Really. On Twitter he is @eekim and you can find his blog here: [link]. Now a couple weeks ago, Eugene wrote a post called " THE KEY TO EFFECTIVE LEARNING? SOAP BUBBLES! They need those markers. . So let''s look larger though.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning: Is Right-Clicking Right?
      Lastly, if you are required to provide 508 compliant eLearning for learners with disabilities, right-clicking isn't supported at all. 'by Kevin Siegel      Most computer programs offer multiple ways to accomplish any one task. For instance, in Microsoft Word you can make a selected word bold using a menu, a toolbar button, pressing a keyboard shortcut, or by right-clicking the text. If you're responsible for creating a software simulation that teaches a learner how to make Word text bold, which of the commands are you going to simulate? Do you use it?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] Technology Projections for 2014: The Crystal Ball for the Year Ahead
    'Technical providers in the HR/talent space have one thing in common: they never stand still. Increasingly, solution providers are developing for mobile first. One could predict that providers of HRIS software and its underlying platforms will also be forthcoming with documented means for easing third party and customer integration of the talent-related applications – better tying together on-premise, on-premise-to-Cloud, and Cloud-to-Cloud applications. What might you expect in the year ahead? The likely result? Better application integration. Remember silos?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Providers] Human Resources, Learning, and Leadership: Our Ten Predictions for 2014
    This means you, as an employer, need to provide internal talent mobility and career growth in your own organization. '2014 will be an exciting and challenging year for HR, learning, and talent professionals. Download our 66 page Predictions Report here.). Global economic growth will create a new level of competition for people. HR organizations will shift their focus from cost reduction to retention and engagement. Technology will continue to make the world a smaller place, forcing companies to improve their employment brand in every possible way. Data will become a new currency.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] Marriages made in Software Heaven
    The talent suite itself embeds both analytics and social collaboration in each talent area: talent acquisition and talent optimization, and includes the broad assessment capabilities provided by Kenexa. The end result may prove significant in providing a means for HR professionals to evaluate large amounts of data (dare we say “big” data) to determine the traits, skills and experiences of employees that correlate with their top performers on the job, their best retained new hires, and their most engaged workers. Will IBM bring new innovations to the software set?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Oracle HCM World Revolves Around The Cloud
    And, an advantage to its customers, the analytics are included at no additional charge with each application – not a bolt-on on the side, bearing extra cost, as some other solution providers do. 'Oracle has launched Oracle HCM World, a new event for HCM professionals that gathered approximately 1500 customers and prospects together to focus on the business that is HR. Harkening back to the Taleo World conferences a bit, the conference attracted leaders in all areas of human capital management. The conference as a whole was excellent. Here’s our take for you, our members: 1.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Providers] Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect
    Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly. Just like you have an IT architecture which provides standards, common platforms, and a constrained environment for IT in general, you also need one for learning. 'The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Yes, this is a very complicated problem. " Need for a Learning Architecture.
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
    [Providers] Continuous Learning for L&D Professionals
    It provides a great opportunity to network with colleagues, learn about trends, and expand your knowledge base. 'We’re all doing more with less nowadays, and sometimes we forget to take care of our own professional development. smarter strategy is to weave our professional development into our daily routines as much as possible. Here are some ideas on how to make personal learning a habit. Join Professional Associations. Becoming an active member in a professional organization offers many advantages. Obtain Professional Certification. Attend Conferences. 30-Oct. 23-25.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] Drinking from the Talent Acquisition Fire Hose
    To explain how I got here from there, I’ll provide a brief professional biography: I’ve spent the last 20 years in consulting in various roles, from direct client service helping organizations with their talent-related challenges to managing complex internal transformations. Similarly, the global talent acquisition solution and service provider landscape is vast and navigating the acronym and funky title soup might feel like traversing the “Wild, Wild West.” 'Hi, my name is Robin and I’m trying to understand the complexity of Talent Acquisition.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013
    [Providers] Going Global with HR, Talent and Workforce Management
    As one example, Cornerstone OnDemand, the talent management suite provider, now gleans 30% of its revenue from international business, chiefly in EMEA. Fully 12 % of HR/Talent provider SilkRoad’s revenue last year came from Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa with 9 % from that solely from its Asia Pacific operations. Last year, SilkRoad China was named the “Most Promising HR Service Provider of the Year” by China Staff Awards – as such it is the only talent management provider that has been so recognized in the China market.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] Technology Projections for 2014: The Crystal Ball for the Year Ahead
    'Technical providers in the HR/talent space have one thing in common: they never stand still. Increasingly, solution providers are developing for mobile first. One could predict that providers of HRIS software and its underlying platforms will also be forthcoming with documented means for easing third party and customer integration of the talent-related applications – better tying together on-premise, on-premise-to-Cloud, and Cloud-to-Cloud applications. What might you expect in the year ahead? The likely result? Better application integration. Remember silos?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] Marriages made in Software Heaven
    The talent suite itself embeds both analytics and social collaboration in each talent area: talent acquisition and talent optimization, and includes the broad assessment capabilities provided by Kenexa. The end result may prove significant in providing a means for HR professionals to evaluate large amounts of data (dare we say “big” data) to determine the traits, skills and experiences of employees that correlate with their top performers on the job, their best retained new hires, and their most engaged workers. Will IBM bring new innovations to the software set?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Oracle HCM World Revolves Around The Cloud
    And, an advantage to its customers, the analytics are included at no additional charge with each application – not a bolt-on on the side, bearing extra cost, as some other solution providers do. 'Oracle has launched Oracle HCM World, a new event for HCM professionals that gathered approximately 1500 customers and prospects together to focus on the business that is HR. Harkening back to the Taleo World conferences a bit, the conference attracted leaders in all areas of human capital management. The conference as a whole was excellent. Here’s our take for you, our members: 1.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Providers] Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect
    Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly. Just like you have an IT architecture which provides standards, common platforms, and a constrained environment for IT in general, you also need one for learning. 'The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Yes, this is a very complicated problem. " Need for a Learning Architecture.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Providers] Well worth a Listen
    Not too surprising there was one case where the application of technology was seen as a means to leverage outcomes while at the same time providing opportunities to rationalise resources, as in teachers, mmm. 'Not quit a predication but the title of a really informative, thought provoking and even controversial short series of broadcasts from BBC4 Radio by Sarah Montague called My teacher is an App that investigate ‘The classroom of the Future’, ‘The University of the Future’ and ending with ‘An Education Revolution?’ now that one was a surprise that I was most certainly not expecting.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014
    [Providers] Towards Maturity's 19 tips for making the most of CIPD L&D Show 2014
    Learning Empowers Business Transformation for Healthcare Provider HC-One C – Acteon 14.30, 30th 6. 'The CIPD Learning and Development show is taking place in London Olympia on the 30th April – 1st May. We’ve been taking a look at the programme and have spotted a number of our friends and supporters who we always love to learn from! So if you are planning to go, here are what we believe will be the 19 ‘best bits’! On the 30th at 9.30am. Delivering Engaging E-Learning through Virtual Classroo m s with Niall Gavin (First Group) and Lisa Johnson (Barnardos).
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014
    [Providers] LearningNow - 25 tips for delivering Performance Support
    As a result of crowdsourcing on the day, we are able to provide hints and tips for: Letting go of control to enable collaboration (thanks to the wonderful Jane Hart!) 'Towards Maturity and Epic, one of our founding Ambassadors , have teamed up to bring you ‘LearningNow’ events where attendees are invited to explore and tackle key L&D issues of the day during an interactive and practical workshop. These events offer attendees the opportunity to connect, contribute and learn by aligning benchmark findings, workplace process and best practice.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
    [Providers] Using PPts Online & Dual-Coding Theory
    When PPt as a medium is used face-to-face there should be an expert there to provide the narration that guides the slides. By providing the learner instruction through separate channels, the brain is able to create and store separate representations of information. Using this method provides the learner the narration they need but unfortunately it is just more visual information. 'Daily I work with instructors who desire to use their face-to-face PowerPoint Presentations in their online classes. What about when PPt as an online medium? Didn’t their tuition pay for a class?
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011
    [Providers] How do you fight inert knowledge? Develop quality instruction…
    By providing the learner instruction through separate channels, the brain is able to create and store separate representations of information. 'It was brought up in the AECT/UGA ITForum  recently that it’s not how many facts anyone has in their long term memory that is important, instead it is the ability to [recall] them when needed. Last week, I mentioned when discussing “dual coding” that…. The more representations the faster and more likely it can be retrieved for use than being left to fall inert. Use being… to solve problems. Learn, practice, apply… USE.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
    [Providers] It always boils down to the evidence…
    Check out Education: Learning Styles Debunked on ScienceDaily (2009): Nearly all of the studies that purport to provide evidence for learning styles fail to satisfy key criteria for scientific validity. Of those that did, some provided evidence flatly contradictory to this meshing hypothesis, and the few findings in line with the meshing idea did not assess popular learning-style schemes. Without controlling the experiment and eliminating confounding variables then all your research is essentially doing is providing a narrative of what was done in a classroom, or a lab, etc.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [Providers] Getting and/or Redesigning Content
    Provide Course Examples. Depending on the situation this could be something that is created by the instructor or one that they are provided. The purpose of this tool is to: Provide Feedback. 'The following are some notes that I will use for a presentation that I am giving to my department about how, I as a designer, get or redesign content that I receive from instructors for their online courses. Each heading represents a different slide in the minimalist presentation of just headings and bullets. The explanations below will be verbally presented. Uniqueness. Push Contact.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012
    [Providers] Training Mojo: Stretching Your Training Dollar by Mixing Internal and External Tools and Programs
    If you need to purchase an LMS, providers will be more than willing to examine your set-up and make recommendations – and help you bring the system online in an expedited manner. Many outsourcers provide specific courses for specific industries in compliance, customer service, human resources, management, and leadership – you simply have to search for them. If you outsource the courses, your provider will probably update them for you as part of the cost of the training. Here are some ways to do that. What about your current programs? All Rights Reserved.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Providers] Adult Education vs. Corporate eLearning
    Many educational designers have concluded that the contextualization provided by simulations and animations result in more efficient and lasting knowledge transfer. Most adult educational programs might provide a deeper explanation and development of a courses material; however, the retention of the material and application of the skills are often inconsistent. To me, training programs do not provide learning; instead, these programs provide a structured training environment to assist in the learning. performance improvement). Much of it is information (e.g.,
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012
    [Providers] Top 10 Training Mistakes
    To avoid this problem, provide your students a general outline of what’s covered in training and what they are expected to learn. 'Being tasked with building or managing a training organization is a larger-than-life responsibility. Mistakes will happen – but here are the ten most common training mistakes and how to avoid them. Building and managing a training department is a difficult task. Mistakes can be made in many areas of training and development, but there are some common mistakes that you and your staff can avoid. Two: A lack of examples that illustrate the points.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012
    [Providers] Corporate Training Choices Explained
    With each of the following training systems, I have provided a brief explanation and a summary of the pros and cons for each. For me, a balanced mix of CBT and eLearning, along with webinars and class-room training, provide the highest return on staff training. 'There are many types of corporate training.  People often ask what type of training is best. While While on the surface, it may seem that there is a reasonable response, the program is more problematic.  Each type of training has inherent strengths and weaknesses.  Weaknesses: Inability to measure learning. cycle.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Providers] Simulation Training Solutions and Learning Approaches to Combat Acute Skills Gap
    It also provides an overview of the market for simulation-based training, including learning approaches, assessments of effectiveness, and operating and financial benefits to companies. is a world leader in real-time high-fidelity simulation, providing a wide range of simulation, training and engineering solutions to the energy and process industries. 'SYKESVILLE, Md., Mar 01, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — GSE Systems, Inc. “Statistics show that U.S. They also need to make sure that they retain those recruits over the long term. About GSE Systems, Inc. GSE Systems, Inc.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
    [Providers] Gamification in Relation to User Engagement
    In the real world, where goals are fuzzy and rules selectively applied, gamification provides clear goals and well-defined rules of play to ensure players feel empowered to achieve goals. Gamification provides many short-term, achievable goals to maintain engagement. By incorporating game-design elements into simulation it draws the player in and immerses them in the environment while providing a reward system for completing tasks or answering decision block questions correctly. SimCity allows for interaction through game play in the course of building a city.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
    [Providers] Developing Skills through Gamification
    You see gamification motivates user behavior, it provides experiential learning and perhaps most of all it makes an impact on learners. 'Developing skills and solving problems in a simulated environment. What is it about games that make it possible to feel like we can accomplish anything and be a master at it, how can this transfer over to real life? Games are compelling and can lead to behavioral manipulation without the player even knowing it. They have a way of draw users in and engaging them. Games enrich us with intrinsic rewards. Jane McGonigal, Reality is Broken. billion.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013
    [Providers] Rapid Elearning and MOOCs: Keeping Up with Change
    It was usually done by a team of programmers and instructional designers working with material provided by an SME. And like MOOCs, rapid elearning is evolving to provide a range of training solutions. Combining the MOOC format with rapid elearning provides a powerful tool for delivering content quickly to everyone all at once. 'Technology is changing at an exponential rate. Think just about the past year or so: mobile devices now outnumber people, online entertainment is rapidly eclipsing television watching, and you no longer have to leave your house to earn a degree.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
    [Providers] Gamification for Enterprises
    More and more education is increasingly being provided in online forms and thus classrooms are progressively more going ‘virtual’ as technologies can now mirror that of the classroom experience (whether this is from the perspective of a business or university platform). The gamified simulation training process is able to take the tools and skills that one must master and provide context and meaning in a replicated ‘real world’ scenario that adds much more interaction than that of the boring pen and paper based lecture type  of teaching methods that may now seem ‘old school’ to some.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Providers] This is your Brain on Games
    The myth that all games are bad for you has now been dispelled; rather they provide a wide range of benefits. 'This is your Brain on Games - The science behind gaming that proves gamification and simulation make sense. Computer and video gaming… It’s a $25 billion dollar entertainment business per year which in 2010 sold over 257 million video and computer games. While the first commercial video game hit the market over 40 years ago, the game industry has grown immensely in the past two decades. Surprisingly, gamers are willing to fail 80 percent of the time. Jane McGonigal.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Providers] MOOCs to Create and Enhance Corporate Culture
    MOOCs provide many opportunities for employees to identify, observe, and interact with their peers, thus building their own cultural learning networks. Since MOOCs make nearly every aspect of the learning experience trackable , they provide myriad opportunities to observe the current culture in different departments or the organization as a whole. Also, by monitoring the various activities within a MOOC, trainers can observe employees’ interactions and provide feedback and support when needed to ensure that the actual culture aligns with the desired one.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] Anatomy of a Game: Grand Theft Auto V
    In some ways, the online world feels less rich, as some of the single-player activities are not available, but the dynamism that other (very) unpredictable players provide definitely helps to fill that gap. Feel free to provide your thoughts in the comments! 'Hello, everyone. Like the proverbial bad penny, I’m back with another “Anatomy of a Game.” Last time, I talked about indie breakout Minecraft. This time, I’m going to pivot 180 degrees and talk about multimillion dollar colossus Grand Theft Auto V, which released recently on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. The game is big. Right.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Providers] Two for Tuesday: Mobile Benchmark and Data Visualization
    2) The Art of Data Visualization is a short video that provides an overview of… well… the art of data visualization. '1) This Adobe publication outlines the current state of mobile. The most surprising bit: “In just three years, tablets have overtaken smartphones in the amount of traffic they drive.” ” More people are using tablets than smartphones to browse the web, watch videos, read magazines, and read books. The video’s interviews with Tufte and others are interesting, but the data viz examples are the highlights of the video.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014
    [Providers] It’s Only a Game
    That’s magical – like the sense of being transported that comes from reading a book or watching a film, but with the added sense of participation that only engaging directly in an activity can provide. 'There are few expressions that irk me more than “It’s only a game.” Ironically, the phrase is tossed around by both detractors of games and apologists, and it’s equally misplaced by both groups. The phrase gets bandied about when the highly contentious topic arises as to whether games are capital-A “Art” or not. We DO take them for granted. He’s losing, or has already lost. It’s OK.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
    [Providers] Two for Tuesday: Nav Tours and Chunking
    Second, think about how they do this in games and mobile apps — they provide in-app tutorials. '1) Here’s a feature that all learners skip, all designers dislike, and all project stakeholders insist on: the nav tour. We spend 30-60 seconds saying, “Here’s the help button… here’s the resources button… here’s the menu… etc.” ” First, let’s stop doing that. When you first launch an app, you don’t get a prolonged tour of the interface — you start using the app. Click this button.”
  • 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.
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Providers] Bersin and Caterpillar Webinar on High Impact Learning Organizations Now Available On-Demand!
    Mallon commented that, "We have this big sea of content, but the good news is that there are technologies and platforms out there that can provide this sort of value chain so that wherever content is, it can be brought into one place." 'According to David Mallon at Bersin, high impact learning organizations “can affect their organizations in positive and measurable ways to a degree that distances themselves from everyone else, namely their competitors.” Is your organization high impact? With 97% of attendees rating the webinar a 4 or 5, we’d say this is an event you must see!
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
    [Providers] Bravais 3.0: Taking Learning Beyond the LMS to Analytics & Personalization
    The problem with collecting data at the course level is that it provides limited information, which can lead to bad decisions. To provide a little context in case you are unfamiliar, Bravais is Xyleme''s revolutionary cloud solution that enables the delivery of personalized learning experiences to the devices and applications your learners use every day. provides the framework and technology necessary to deliver these personalized training approaches learners are now demanding through two major additions. The LMS simply cannot adapt to this new reality. Let me explain.
  • EFRONT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
    [Providers] Looking back – the last 12 months at eFront
    May 2013: For a third consecutive year, Epignosis, global provider of Enterprise and Open Source learning management systems, was named a finalist for the eFront LMS at the Best of Elearning! November 2013:   eFront welcomes its latest partner on-board: RM Education is a leading provider of ICT solutions to the UK Education market. They also work with assessment bodies throughout the UK and internationally providing exam marking solutions. By EOY 2013 eFront had over 150000+ downloads and more than 1000+ customers worldwide – all thanks to you, our users and customers!
  • EFRONT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] How much does Mobile eLearning cost?
    This also means you’ll still be responsible for providing all the course content yourself, so be sure to factor that into the costs as well. 'You’ve heard all the hype. Mobile learning is the next big thing in the LMS/eLearning space. But you’re skeptical. You’re the kind of hard-headed “show-me-the-numbers” type that won’t just rush headlong into the newest online training trend. You want to be prepared first. You want to know, “what’s it gonna cost me?”. Well, I’ve spent a lot of time in the learning management system space, and I’ll tell you. The true cost of mLearning. What else?
  • EFRONT  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning in Europe: A Growing Market
    have yet to see such ‘blending’ work in practice, mainly due to a focus from providers on more pressing issues. Each case is different, however, generally you need a lot of customization together with custom content and that consumes a lot of resources from established providers. 'Republished from original post on Capterra blog by @rgogos. The European eLearning market looks to be in the midst of some big change. recently had the pleasure of interviewing Thanos Papagelis, Co-founder and CTO at Epignosis, the company behind eFront and TalentLMS. or Australia. or Australia.
  • EFRONT  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Providers] Online education puts new skills at your fingertips
    This freelance work provides some income for Martindale as well as an outlet to pursue a passion. 'In this day and age, thanks to our increasingly wired and connected world, you can learn something any time you like. Education goes beyond what you can Google or find on Wikipedia. To get a job or impress a boss, you’ll first need to broaden your professional skills. Knowing to how use the basic software and programs related to your industry has always been a core requirement. Everyone has different areas to develop or roles to grow into. That’s a benefit that Slawka G. Author.
  • EFRONT  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Providers] eFront as a SumTotal alternative
    This “hard” requirement reduced the potential pool of LMS providers to those who offer the code source to clients and have robust enterprise functionality. 'Throughout last year we worked with an important Canadian customer on a transition project. The client was using SumTotal as its backbone LMS and was in need of a comprehensive and efficient alternative solution. After an exhaustive research process, the client chose eFront. In this post I will describe the business needs that made it imperative for the client to make the transition, and why eFront was chosen. Cost of ownership.
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
    [Providers] Book Review: Content Strategy for Mobile
    Whereas some content strategists believe providing less content on mobile platforms is the recipe for success, McGrane is adamant that designing for mobile doesn’t mean that you serve up less content. 'Did you know that by 2015, more Americans will access the Internet through mobile devices than through desktop computers? This prediction by the International Data Corporation underscores the importance of getting content right for mobile devices. If you’ve been tasked by management to make your documentation compatible with mobile, first of all, don’t panic. Industry News
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
    [Providers] Continuous Learning for L&D Professionals
    It provides a great opportunity to network with colleagues, learn about trends, and expand your knowledge base. 'We’re all doing more with less nowadays, and sometimes we forget to take care of our own professional development. smarter strategy is to weave our professional development into our daily routines as much as possible. Here are some ideas on how to make personal learning a habit. Join Professional Associations. Becoming an active member in a professional organization offers many advantages. Obtain Professional Certification. Attend Conferences. 30-Oct. 23-25.
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Providers] A Training Manager’s Tale
    Clarity provided two instructional designers with graphics expertise to create training explaining the new processes. 'How Savvy L&D Managers Get More Done. The day started out like any other. Trina Trainer walked into her office, laptop bag on her shoulder, balancing her Venti Caramel Macchiato while texting on her smart phone. Five minutes later, the Vice President of Sales rushed into her office, having just returned from an Educational Technology conference.  ”I know what I want for our New Hire Sales Training,” he breathlessly exclaimed. ” Trina bit her lip.
  • GOOD PRACTICE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014
    [Providers] Good Habits for Leaders: Develop Your Creativity
    Image credit: Flickr user marc falardeau Encourage others to be creative The chances are that you’ll have lots of creative people in your team or department – be sure to provide them with opportunities to work creatively. 'When making New Year’s resolutions, people often focus on the bad habits they want to break: raiding the biscuit tin in the evenings, remaining glued to work emails over the weekend, spending too much time on social media…the list goes on! Here are some simple steps you can take to make 2014 a creative new year! Who was there? What were the circumstances?
  • GOOD PRACTICE  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014
    [Providers] The recession is over, but let’s not forget the best lessons of austerity
    In winter, keep doors closed to keep the heat in (provided it doesn’t get too stuffy) and turn radiators down in little-used rooms. Supplier contracts – from building factors and energy suppliers to mobile phone providers and IT support, it’s important to review contractual agreements regularly to ensure you are getting best value for money.Check out what alternative suppliers can offer before entering into negotiations. Of these, one of the greatest areas of cost, and therefore of potential savings, is energy. Switch off equipment that’s not in use. Good luck!
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Providers] Innovation: Playing to Win
    Your organization’s employees and customers are out there waiting for something really cool to energize their perception of the training provided by their organization, and to ignite their performance. 'ASTD Research just published a white paper titled: Playing to Win: Gamification and Serious Games in Organizational Learning. It’s got some great information in it, and you can obtain it by clicking here. It’s free if you are an ASTD member, $20 if you aren’t. The white paper summarizes survey data that ASTD Research teamed with i4cp to collect. Budget? Resources?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] Drinking from the Talent Acquisition Fire Hose
    To explain how I got here from there, I’ll provide a brief professional biography: I’ve spent the last 20 years in consulting in various roles, from direct client service helping organizations with their talent-related challenges to managing complex internal transformations. Similarly, the global talent acquisition solution and service provider landscape is vast and navigating the acronym and funky title soup might feel like traversing the “Wild, Wild West.” 'Hi, my name is Robin and I’m trying to understand the complexity of Talent Acquisition.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013
    [Providers] Going Global with HR, Talent and Workforce Management
    As one example, Cornerstone OnDemand, the talent management suite provider, now gleans 30% of its revenue from international business, chiefly in EMEA. Fully 12 % of HR/Talent provider SilkRoad’s revenue last year came from Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa with 9 % from that solely from its Asia Pacific operations. Last year, SilkRoad China was named the “Most Promising HR Service Provider of the Year” by China Staff Awards – as such it is the only talent management provider that has been so recognized in the China market.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] Technology Projections for 2014: The Crystal Ball for the Year Ahead
    'Technical providers in the HR/talent space have one thing in common: they never stand still. Increasingly, solution providers are developing for mobile first. One could predict that providers of HRIS software and its underlying platforms will also be forthcoming with documented means for easing third party and customer integration of the talent-related applications – better tying together on-premise, on-premise-to-Cloud, and Cloud-to-Cloud applications. What might you expect in the year ahead? The likely result? Better application integration. Remember silos?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Providers] Human Resources, Learning, and Leadership: Our Ten Predictions for 2014
    This means you, as an employer, need to provide internal talent mobility and career growth in your own organization. '2014 will be an exciting and challenging year for HR, learning, and talent professionals. Download our 66 page Predictions Report here.). Global economic growth will create a new level of competition for people. HR organizations will shift their focus from cost reduction to retention and engagement. Technology will continue to make the world a smaller place, forcing companies to improve their employment brand in every possible way. Data will become a new currency.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] Marriages made in Software Heaven
    The talent suite itself embeds both analytics and social collaboration in each talent area: talent acquisition and talent optimization, and includes the broad assessment capabilities provided by Kenexa. The end result may prove significant in providing a means for HR professionals to evaluate large amounts of data (dare we say “big” data) to determine the traits, skills and experiences of employees that correlate with their top performers on the job, their best retained new hires, and their most engaged workers. Will IBM bring new innovations to the software set?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Oracle HCM World Revolves Around The Cloud
    And, an advantage to its customers, the analytics are included at no additional charge with each application – not a bolt-on on the side, bearing extra cost, as some other solution providers do. 'Oracle has launched Oracle HCM World, a new event for HCM professionals that gathered approximately 1500 customers and prospects together to focus on the business that is HR. Harkening back to the Taleo World conferences a bit, the conference attracted leaders in all areas of human capital management. The conference as a whole was excellent. Here’s our take for you, our members: 1.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Providers] LMS for Marketing Associations
    State associations and education providers around the country are scrambling to coordinate seminars and workshops to educate marketing professionals on everything from social media to advertising and public relations. Knowledge Direct for Marketing Associations also provides a built-in marketing feature that automatically promotes related courses to learners, based on their past purchases and profiles, helping you to increase course sales and ultimately drive your associations non-dues revenue. Often cheaper to deliver than traditional classroom-based training. technology.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Providers] LearningNow - Cost effective ways to reach out to and motivate learners
    The programme is designed to provide you with the opportunity to hear from great speakers and, perhaps more importantly, share ideas with each other about what works and what doesn’t. This month''s LearningNow event will provide an opportunity to share ideas on how to connect and engage with busy staff. 'Are you interested in new ideas to help deliver learning that is more effective, efficient and engaging? If yes, I wanted to let you know that there are a few places left at our free LearningNow Workshop, in London on Wednesday the 2nd of April from 9.45 to 13.45
  • OPENSESAME  |  MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014
    [Providers] Meet Community Coordinator Alex!
    In my current position at OpenSesame, I head the Customer Support Team, providing round-the-clock support via social media channels, phone, live chat, email, and case management tools. 'Hi, I''m Alex! am the Community Coordinator at OpenSesame. Most customers know me on a first-name basis, and I strive to give care and attention-to-detail to every person on our site. Day-to-day I wear many hats! My My favorite things about OpenSesame are the company culture and the fact that it is a start up environment that allows me to utilize my different skills and learn new ones. OpenSesame
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014
    [Providers] LMS for Real Estate Associations and Schools
    State associations and education providers around the country are scrambling to coordinate seminars and workshops to educate real estate professionals on everything from fair housing laws to real estate taxation. Knowledge Direct for Real Estate Associations and Schools also provides a built-in marketing feature that automatically promotes related courses to learners, based on their past purchases and profiles, helping you to increase course sales and ultimately drive your associations non-dues revenue. technology. Toll free 1-800-942-4537. Share this on Facebook. Tweet This!
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014
    [Providers] LMS for Real Estate Associations and Schools
    State associations and education providers around the country are scrambling to coordinate seminars and workshops to educate real estate professionals on everything from fair housing laws to real estate taxation. Knowledge Direct for Real Estate Associations and Schools also provides a built-in marketing feature that automatically promotes related courses to learners, based on their past purchases and profiles, helping you to increase course sales and ultimately drive your associations non-dues revenue. technology. Share this on Facebook. Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [Providers] Building the Case for ‘Spend to Save’
    By quantifying significant successes and providing evidence, we can help L&D professionals build a better business case for further investment in learning innovation that delivers results. 'How do you get the resources you need when there is no budget? Despite all the free tools out in the marketplace, learning innovation requires investment. Increasingly a policy of cutting investment or ‘Spend to Save’ is being implemented alongside the annual, much leaner budget process. Investment is required to be justified on a case by case basis.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [Providers] Campaign for learning, helping your staff to release their potential through learning
    Learning at Work Week provides a great opportunity to uncover the different ways in which we learn and what we need to do our jobs. Learning at work week provides an ideal opportunity to find out. 'New technologies, communities and tools mean that staff in the workplace are surrounded by more learning opportunities than ever before. How are your staff harnessing those opportunities to help them to do their job better in a way that suits them? Towards Maturity is looking to support Learning at Work Week by helping you and your staff uncover how they learn best. Link to [link
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Providers] CASE Professional Development Portal
    Being the trusted leader in professional development for school administrators, CASE hoped to leverage a Learning Management System (LMS) to make its offerings more affordable and more accessible by limiting or removing travel and by providing more convenient options for the busy professionals it serves. By utilizing Digitec’s Knowledge Direct LMS, CASE is able to: • Make its offerings more affordable and more accessible by eliminating travel and by providing  convenient 24/7 access to their members. Provide learners dynamically generated eTranscripts for tracking their progress.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
    [Providers] DMA Professional Development Portal
    Promoting relevance as the key to reaching consumers with desirable offers, DMA provides cutting-edge research, education, and networking opportunities to improve results throughout the end-to-end marketing process. By utilizing Digitec’s Knowledge Direct LMS, DMA is able to: • Provide 24/7 online training and professional development to members around the world, in multiple languages. Provide single sign-on through the DMA website, integrating with their association member database. 'Download the DMA  Association Learning Management System Case Study as a PDF. THE RESULT.
  • NIGEL PAINE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
    [Providers] Reply to Ger Driesen: Should Learning be Uncomfortable
    And don’t get learning mixed up in trying to provide certainty. 'Ger thanks for the post and apologies for the interminable time it has taken for this reply. Things mull over in my head and then explode onto the page. have tried hard to add something to an already rich debate. The advantage of the early responder is that the field is quite open! One of my biggest bug-bears with Happy Sheets is the pre-ordained assumption that being ‘happy’, in the immediate aftermath of a learning event, is somehow the highest aim and achievement of a learning experience. So bring on discomfort.
  • REDTRAY  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Providers] How to guide your business through Microsoft migration – webinar
    'The training provider, Commelius Solutions, is launching a webinar to help IT and Learning and Development managers get through the … Continue reading → General business change IT courses IT training at work it training projects IT upgrade Microsoft migration Microsoft Office training Microsoft transition courses moving away from Office 2003 and Windows XP moving to Windows 7 and Windows 8 Upgrading to Office 2010 and Office 2013
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Providers] Engaging disengaged Learners
    Or are they just reluctant to engage with the solutions that L&D teams provide? 'So are our staff reluctant learners? In this presentation, Laura Overton, MD of the benchmarking organisation Towards Maturity, explores perspectives from 500 L&D professionals and over 2,000 learners to uncover insights that will really make a difference to learner engagement in your business. Data was taken from the New Learning Agenda www.towardsmaturity.org/2013benchmark and the Towards Maturity Learning Landscape www.towardsmaturity.org/learner.
  • ASSETS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014
    [Providers] If There Is Booze Captivate Example
    Information about a working individuals are like a buy generic levitra cialis phone number premier provider of past histories. 'Are you agree to acquire the viagra for sale without a prescription generic viagra differences in cash online? For online services make ends meet these viagra.com levitra professional reviews lenders who really easy. Here to most online companies that india generic cialis cialis trial pack even during your birthday. Open hours after approval and policies levitra viagra spray so simple personal needs. If There Is Booze Example Course.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014
    [Providers] Benchmarking with the Best to deliver award winning results
    Last week’s LPI''s Learning Award Ceremony was the third in a series of amazing award events for the L&D industry that brighten up the dreary winter months, and provide us with plenty of inspiration for the year ahead. The awards processes provide a great form of benchmarking – the criteria for the awards create a set of indicators and the judging panel compares the award entrant against those criteria. Performance benchmarking provides a comparison of key performance indicators, which will vary from function to function.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Providers] Texas Rolls Out an ‘Affordable Baccalaureate’ Degree, a For-Profit U will accept MOOC credits, & other HE-related items
    Excerpt: Bridgepoint Education’s Ashford University, which offers courses both online and on a campus in Clinton, Iowa, said on Friday that it would allow students to earn credits toward degrees by taking “selected” massive open online courses offered through two of the three big online-course providers, Coursera and Udacity. 'Texas Rolls Out an ‘Affordable Baccalaureate’ Degree — from chronicle.com by Lawrence Biemiller. Excerpt: Two years after Gov. QuickWire: For-Profit University Will Accept MOOC Credits — from chronicle.com. — from wfs.org by Randall Mayes.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] How do we meet the challenge of tracking mobile learning?
    Those around the table were very much at the start of their own journey and in some cases not sure where to start, so this conversation provided lots of opportunities to ask questions, raise understanding of the some of the more technical aspects and explore together the issues and challenges of tracking mobile learning. They developed six apps covering topics such as clinical skills, health and safety and medical adminstration techniques - providing high-end, structured quick reference learning opportunities. Why track mobile learning? External or in-house?
  • LEARNFOREVER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Providers] Why you should join the Learning Evaluation Network
    All this and more is provided by the Learning Evaluation Network , and at an affordable price. 'Many people, if they’re honest, will admit that they aren’t doing enough to evaluate their learning and development. Most of us get regular feedback from learners, and can be confident learning interventions are well received; most of us know that learning is a good thing to do; and in many cases there is broad alignment of learning interventions with organisational goals. Do you regularly and robustly measure the business impact of your learning and development? But the answer is to hand.
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