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  • GOOD PRACTICE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
    [Providers] The GoodPractice Book Group – The Final Chapter (for 2012!)
    Julie provides the excellent example of an instruction label attached to a jump lead: When we got talking about this, we realised that there are lots of other examples of job aids being particularly effective when they are in close proximity to the learning environment, from the instructions printed on fire extinguishers, to the laminated safety cards on aeroplanes. With 2013 just around the corner, we recently brought the GoodPractice book club year to a close by finishing our reading of Julie Dirksen’s Design for How People Learn. Chapter 9: Design for Environment. What did we learn?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2009
    [Providers] Model learning
    The problem is, if the situation’s complex enough (and most are, whether it’s controlling a production line, or dealing with a customer, or…), you can’t train on all the situations that a learner might face.  So then you need to provide guidance.  With all the names to include, Dave pointed out we had even less space! One side was stoutly defending that what SMEs thought was important wasn’t necessarily what practitioners needed.  What’s a designer to do? That is, they’re causal explanations of system behaviour.  What’s yours?
  • BUSINESS CASUAL  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009
    [Providers] Guest post: “What’s New in Human Trafficking”
    Loretta Sanchez and officials from the Westminster Police Department addressed the issue of human trafficking with community groups, human rights organizations, social service providers, law enforcement, students and faith-based leaders at Vanguard University, Costa Mesa. This is the 3rd in a series on human trafficking by guest blogger Tobi Aclaro.  ( See previous articles written by Tobi Aclaro.). If you’ve been reading my guest blogs , you know what human trafficking is, and ways to identify possible victims or a possible situation. Another point was to focus on demand.
  • ECONTENT  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009
    [Providers] Nordic Skiing Review (cross-country skiing in Minnesota)
    commentary: Bjorn Daehlie Ski Wear provides good wind protection and is good for all around training and touring. It's Thanksgiving Week, and the forecast includes snow for the Upper Peninsula, which means we should all be able to hit the trails soon. More than likely the first stop will likely be ABR near Ironwood, Michigan. Given my excitement over the impending snow, I give you my Nordic Ski Review for this year including my first ever Northstar Nerd Fashion Show! As always, it's important to point out that the NorthstarNerd never takes money to review any product. And now.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011
    [Providers] Notes from 2005
    David Williamson Shaffer’s paper on  Pedagogical Praxis: The professions as models for post-industrial education provides a theoretical model, with three case studies (biomedical negotiators, online journalists and architects using complex mathematics), on how educational institutions can better bridge the gap between learning in formal education and learning in the workplace. provide clear & achievable goals, while also having. This is a continuation of my notes from 2004 … I see that 2005 was the year I started digging deeper into PKM/Networked Learning.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
    [Providers] Update from TaleoWorld 2011: Talent Intelligence, Mobile, and LinkedIn Partnership
    Taleo has made an amazing transition from a company that was primarily a recruiting software provider in 2008 to a full end-to-end SaaS-enabled talent management software company today. Taleo continues to be one of the top talent management software providers and its management team has a comprehensive understanding of the HR and business buyer needs. This week Taleo held their annual user conference and attracted more than 1,600 customers. As part of the event Taleo introduced two new product enhancements - one called Taleo Radar and the other a major announcement with LinkedIn.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [Providers] Test and Review Course Content with Lectora e-Learning Software
    The User Testing phase gives users an opportunity to provide feedback regarding course structure, content and flow. This stage provides a development opportunity, based on the feedback received. Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Lectora Online. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. ReviewLink. Online Course Review and Collaboration. by Lectora. Empower. Mobile Learning.
  • EFRONT  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [Providers] Professional Support at an Open Source LMS: Interview with Athanasios Papagelis Co-founder & Technical Director at Epignosis Ltd
    It provided an extremely wide array of functionality, but was still simple and easy to use. What is one of the reasons that SMEs choose eFront as an eLearning solution? Athanasios Papagelis - Co-founder & Technical Director at Epignosis Ltd: One of the reasons that eFront is an extremely successful eLearning solution especially for medium organizations is the fact that is well supported. How are you doing regarding support at eFront ? All the issues are visible to our support engineers and are tracked online for later reference to our clients. Finally we have bugs.
  • WONDERFUL BRAIN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Providers] WHEN YOUR LEARNERS ARE ENGINEERS… BETTER KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE
    The Instructor’s Manual would provide all the labs, screens, teaching scripts and software application directions. It can’t be a secret that stereotypes are often well proven by personal experience. And in my many years building learning, whether facilitated instruction or elearning it’s a cardinal rule that instructional designers need to know many aspects of their target learner’s personality traits. One, and maybe the most important metric, is their profession. perfectionists. appreciate intelligence in others. creative within their field. dogmatic. risk averse. emotionally detached.
  • OPENSESAME  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    [Providers] Reduce Risk of Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure with Comprehensive Employee Training
    You must provide training free of cost to your employees that meets OSHA standards. Worried about bloodborne disease? Working in a high-risk environment? Get the knowledge you need to lower your bloodborne pathogen exposure risks with our tips and training! What are bloodborne pathogens? OSHA  defines bloodborne pathogens as infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. Pathogens are microorganisms including disease causing viruses, bacteria, funguses, and parasites. The three most common viruses posing the greatest threat are: Hepatitis B. Hepatitis C.
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Providers] AVA: How learning technologies can change behaviour
    It also provided them with knowledge about how to deal with disclosures of incidents, as well as a database to help workers share resources, expertise and case studies. Recently, Toby and I attended the launch of AVA’s Digital Prevention Platform. The AVA Project is an online initiative aiming to keep education and social care workers informed about maintaining good practice when reporting disclosures of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG). As it was my first week on the job, the course itself was an education for me about what good elearning can do to change behaviour.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Providers] A ?Sage on the Stage?? A ?Guide on the Side?? What is the Role of A.
    The role of the teacher was focused on providing individualized attention to students, and acted as a facilitator. Reply ↓ CelineM on April 25, 2012 at 8:29 pm said: Hello Marina, I think that teaching online provides the opportunity to think of the student/teacher relationship differently as well as the role of the teacher itself. The online teacher provides ‘a space for the learner’ as you say it in the video. The teacher is not at the center anymore, nor is he the main content provider. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning.
  • BAMBOO PROJECT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Providers] Design Your Career: Search for Inspiration
    One of Herminia Ibarra''s key findings in her book, Working Identity , is that new connections will add "juice" to this Discovery process, not only providing you with new insight, but also potential connections you can develop to access new opportunities later on. Inspiration is the fuel for your ideas. Plan activties to learn from multiple perspectives and to explore unfamiliar contexts. -- Design Thinking Toolkit. Over the course of the next few weeks, I''m showing you how to apply design thinking and principles to your career planning and development. The Discovery Phase. Get Visual.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
    [Providers] “like changing tires on a speeding car”
    IBM Research provides a good metaphor for dealing with constant change in the workplace – &# like changing tires on a speeding car&#. “ How it Works &# is a 5 minute video by IBM Research that describes the changing nature of the way we work. There’s not much “new&# but it is well-presented and I think would be useful as an opener or adjunct to many of my workshops and presentations on learning & working on the Web. I’m sure many of my colleagues would find it useful for similar purposes. connecting & working with people far away.
  • LEARNING CONVERSATIONS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2008
    [Providers] To open source or not?
    Some vendors are excellent at providing information and demonstration versions to look at. Can your existing systems provide the data in a compatible format? They will often provide online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), alongside manuals and examples of good practice. If the software supplier themselves do not provide support, are there third-party organisations that will? Sometimes the Core team may have formal accreditation arrangements with service providers which means the Core get a share of any revenue. ExeLearning ), mind-mapping applications (e.g.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
    [Providers] Organizational Assessment First of the Seven Stages of Training Outsourcing
    This activity provides the information to develop a plan for how you expect to manage your operation with current and/or external resources and assistance. Getting the greatest value from any training organization, whether using internal, external or a blend of resources is extremely difficult. It requires a focus on process and in many cases, a transformation from conventional models to a new paradigm of running an organization that is strategically aligned to the needs of the business. This structured process is what we refer to as the Seven Stages of Training Outsourcing.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
    [Providers] Adobe Captivate 5: Cached Projects Can Save You Some Cash
    " Rod went on to say: "The naming structure of the folders provides no clue as to which CP project corresponds to which cached folder. by Kevin Siegel.   After starting Adobe Captivate 5, take a moment to display the Preferences (via the Edit menu if you are using a PC or the Adobe Captivate menu if you are on a Mac) and select the Global Category. You will see two options in the Default Locations area: Publish at and Project Cache. Of course, you shouldn't confuse the Project Cache with the Generate Project Backup option, which is also one of the Global Preferences.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
    [Providers] 50 Years of the Kirkpatrick Model
    Jim Kirkpatrick (is SMR USA’s vice president of global training and consulting, and presents workshops for and provides consulting to Fortune 500 companies around the world) and Wendy Kirkpatrick (is a director of Kirkpatrick Partners, LLC and a certified instructional designer)  have written a paper which honors Don, and takes a fresh look at Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels. In short, it suggests that providing excellent training does not lead to significant transfer of learning to behavior and subsequent results without deliberate and consistent reinforcement.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
    [Providers] Why you should come to IMPACT on April 10-13.
    Reason 4: The Industry's Leading Solution Providers. These companies will each bring their senior executives and we arrange them in an intimate solution provider showcase so you can meet with them easily during the conference, but not be inundated by booths of large halls like many conferences. Reason 1: Amazing Speakers. This year we have the most amazing lineup of speakers we've ever assembled. You will have the opportunity to meet some of the world's most expert HR and L&D practitioners in some fantastic sessions. And many more. Reason 2: Amazing Keynotes.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2009
    [Providers] LMSs that kick ass - OutStart
    Another Friday and another LMS that kicks ass! This week’s featured system is OutStart. interviewed Jeff Whitney, Vice President of Marketing. By way of background, Jeff told me that OutStart has two flavors: Participate, their general social software solution and TrainingEdge.com, their SaaS solution which includes LMS, collaborative authoring, and social media specifically configured to support learning. OutStart acquired Participate Systems in November, 2005 and since then they’ve enhanced the system extensively and integrated it with their other learning solutions. Thanks Jeff!
  • JANE HART  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012
    [Providers] Pick of the Month: November 2012
    There are a number of comments suggesting that organisations don’t want or expect change from their L&D teams.  My belief is that there are some L&D teams who are happy to stay the same, to remain as a training function, providing at the organisation’s request.” One of the big themes last month has been about change in the workplace learning profession, and in fact the direction that L&D might take in the future. Those things that unfortunately seem to dominate the conversation today and in effect distract from the core of what ultimately enables real learning?”
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014
    [Providers] Search and You Shall Find
    Few learning management systems integrate with Google to provide a mix of written content with searchable context. Can IT provide an analysis of how searches are used differently by diverse categories of workers or even by individuals in learning programs? Graphical search results: Most search engines provide search as a text-based, linear list, but search will also be available in graphical formats, including infographics. What if we could provide a graphical representation that was richer and multifactored? Which search engines are used most often?
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2010
    [Providers] A Great Start to 2010
    We’re looking forward to more challenging projects in 2010 to provide us the impetus to continue growing and innovating! We are happy to share that Upside Learning has again won global recognition from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and Red Herring. We have been included as a Winner in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2009 Program for the second year running. This program ranks the top 500 public and private technology companies with the fastest annual revenue growth rates in Asia Pacific over the past three years. The Big Question: Time Spent.
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
    [Providers] 2010 Thanks and Spanks via Dan Pontefract
    Appreciate the recognition you have provided me there too. If you are in fact a believer and practitioner of a new open & collaborative Leadership Style, utilize Enterprise 2.0 (or Web 2.0) technologies and at all times entrust yourself to a Learning 2.0 paradigm, you are the syrup to any plate of pancakes. Sure, we need those carbohydrates, but without that syrup, the pancakes taste more like cardboard, are a little rigid, and definitely are harder to enjoy. This entry is entitled “2010 Thanks and Spanks”. Leadership, Enterprise 2.0, Learning 2.0). THANKS.  . Chuck Hamilton. Evolve. You
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2008
    [Providers] 21st Century Learning: Why You Need a Personal Learning Network
    How can we begin to think that we, are our immediate colleagues & friends (perhaps 200 or so), provide a representative perspective on anything. He provides interesting explanations for why educational change is so slow. 21st Century Learning « Networked Family | Main | Transcending through Connectedness » Why You Need a Personal Learning Network Frustrated I turned to my PLN on Twitter and asked-- * What about kids talking to each other and learning socially is so hard to "get"? * Why is control such a huge part of school culture? Please leave me a reply!
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2009
    [Providers] Learning games - some interesting ideas
    If we think about what the advertiser is doing…providing content and incenting the consumer to remember the content by creating an interactive element…then we CAN see some cross-over to the learning design side of things. I&# m interested in what you think of the games I linked you to. I’ve written a few different posts on games.  I love games - and i think games help engage people and make learning more fun. Worth skimming just to see the plethora of new jobs available that didn’t exist 10 years ago!). Each joker removes one of the items you have to find.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2008
    [Providers] Using a Learning Matrix
    like grouping similar items in a single color and hence I keep stickies of a specific color against each category to provide that hint to the attendees. Being a non-coaching trainer at Thoughtworks University has meant that I'm the usual suspect to conduct retrospectives. The coincidence helps me practice my retrospection skills. In my last retro, I tried a Learning Matrix , which is really an "end-of-release" retro, but I felt could be useful as an interim retro to generate useful insights and ideas. The ones at the bottom represent ideas (left) and appreciations (right).
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2008
    [Providers] Using a Learning Matrix
    like grouping similar items in a single color and hence I keep stickies of a specific color against each category to provide that hint to the attendees. Being a non-coaching trainer at Thoughtworks University has meant that I'm the usual suspect to conduct retrospectives. The coincidence helps me practice my retrospection skills. In my last retro, I tried a Learning Matrix , which is really an "end-of-release" retro, but I felt could be useful as an interim retro to generate useful insights and ideas. The ones at the bottom represent ideas (left) and appreciations (right).
  • OPENSESAME  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Providers] A Word from the OpenSesame Development Team: February 2015
    In addition to providing a nice overview, it also links you right to the page with courses relevant to each topic for simple location of training courses. We’ve been off to a great start in 2015! There have been lots of exciting changes in our marketplace over the past month or so as we’ve rolled out a website redesign…if you haven’t already experienced them first hand on www.opensesame.com , you can do so now or read on for an overview of some of the new features. Mobile Responsive Design. What does that mean exactly? Browse Courses Overlay. Explore Pages. Starting exploring now!  .
  • SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011
    [Providers] The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.
    When this happened to us recently, we turned to Vanilla Forums to provide the answer.  Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For Your Next Training Project. While it’s still a new system and there are some kinks that need addressing (like fixed British spelling and a glitchy pay structure), it proved to be a life-saving last second LMS replacement. What do you do?  Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Jim: Glad you enjoyed the post, Liam!
  • LEARNING ROCKS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
    [Providers] How much "design" for the instructional designer?
    Does my attempt to be helpful in providing ideas actually have the counter-productive result of hemming in the thought processes of the developers? When it comes to the instructional design in the context of traditional elearning development, how much of the concept design should the ID be suggesting, or to put it another way, how much of the visual design should be left entirely to the graphic designers and developers? I'm always as pains to make clear that these are ideas to try to get across a concept. So what am I doing wrong?
  • QUICKTHOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Providers] Keys to the successful design of a corporate training process
    They think that all the content they provide is of equal value and should be included in the deliverable, despite its impact to scope. Installment Learning  – A design and delivery format that can quickly and cheaply provide useful information in a way that can make learning “habit forming.”. Interview with  James Goldsmith , Learning Architect/ Business Advisor at  Accenture  (Chicago, IL). James has worked at Accenture for 17 years and is currently a Learning Architect and Business Advisor working out of the St. Charles, IL office. James J. Business goals drive learning goals.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010
    [Providers] Cisco Systems’ Director (formerly of MySpace): The 3 Ingredients for Building Innovative Training Teams (Interview)
    Technology is providing us with an amazing opportunity to collect rich sources of data about employee learning behavior and specifically how it impacts the business. Q. Kris Potrafka is a Director in the Strategic Marketing Organization at Cisco Systems.  He leads a team responsible for improving organizational capability and the professional effectiveness of roughly 1500 employees in the global Marketing community.  This includes managing a portfolio of programs, products, and services from change management to an online network of shadowing and stretch assignment opportunities. Books?
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2009
    [Providers] Preparing for Change
    This morning I was at a CIASTD seminar on managing change, we were provided with great tools and recommendations for reading. When I was fifteen my father told me that one thing I can always count on is that things are going to change. In the moment I couldn’t fully comprehend what he was telling me. Since that time I have learned this to be true. For better or for worse, I fully expect change - I know its going to happen. If you’ve seen the movie Office Space you may recall the workers reaction when they learn the company is bringing in “consultants” and “you know what that means”.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
    [Providers] Dev Corner - Building a Mobile App with Adobe Air, Project GoGoCast
    It is easy to check what device the user is on so you can provide different experiences if needed. Today's Dev Corner post is brought to you by Ben Rhodes and Dan Davis, two of our Flash developers. They used some research time to explore the possibilities of using Adobe AIR to build mobile apps. We wanted to build a video and image uploader to screencast.com for iOS and Android devices. Technology Approach. We developed our mobile app using Adobe Air 2.7, building with Flash Professional CS 5.5. and 3.x. Setup Process. You will need to get two items setup with Apple to publish your app.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011
    [Providers] a little understanding
    Hospital work, he observed, was mainly custodial. “If being in a hospital bed made a difference,” he said, “it was mostly the difference produced by warmth, shelter, and food, and attentive, friendly care, and the matchless skill of the nurses in providing these things. Tweet Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week. QUOTES: Indian PM “Knowledge combined with creativity and productivity has the potential to impact the social economic nature of a nation&# – via @stevedineen. think that’s the most difficult part of reclaiming ephemeral media.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Providers] SuccessFactors Hires Gartner Analyst to Lead Development of HCM Software
    The cloud-based service aims to provide a foundation for global HR processes and local compliance. The software firm has hired Thomas Otter to drive the development of its core HR system, Employee Central. San Francisco, Calif. — May 10 Software firm SuccessFactors announced Friday the hiring of Thomas Otter as its vice president of product management to help lead the development of a new series of human capital software products. Otter will drive the product direction of Employee Central, SuccessFactors'' cloud-based core HR system. Source: SuccessFactors Inc
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
    [Providers] Engaging the digital generation
    In this presentation I will argue that digital technologies and electronic networks provide fertile environments for the transmission of memes and that new literacies are needed to receive, interpret and comprehend them. I'm a keynote speaker for a conference being held at the University of Middlesex on June 29th. The conference is entitled: Engaging the Digital Generation in Academic Literacy , and looks like it's going to be a very interesting event. Other speakers include Tara Brabazon and William Wong. An analysis of students’ uses of social networking tools (e.g.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Providers] It takes all sorts
    VARK attempts to explain how learners differ in their approaches to learning, but unfortunately, it may also label learners with the result that teachers fail to provide them with full and varied opportunities to learn. This is a post for Ada Lovelace Day , celebrating women in technology and science. Today I feature three of my female students and some excellent research they have been doing. You may have noticed that over the last few days I have been posting abstracts from my third year B.Ed Primary education students. References Honey, P. and Mumford, A. Maidenhead: Peter Honey.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Providers] #iel12 Thursday Morning Keynote
    Silicon Valley - looking out for own interests - Sustainably + To extent that for-profit will be providing "some of the components in the stack" + Business models need to support development + This is dicey + Higher Ed - clearer than K12. "These are the days of miracles and wonders" - Paul Simon DAU Status- Chris Hardy - 2011: Learning assets become part of the fabric of how the workforce does its job. Faculty update courses themselves. Should we be higher? We won't be able to make up the gaps otherwise. What might info tech be able to do? We can just sit kids in front of this!" iel12
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
    [Providers] Reducing File Size for E-Learning Media
    MP3 is a common format that provides a good level of compression without sacrificing quality. Let’s say you are developing a beautiful course on which you’ve spent a lot of time finding just the right images, audio, and video.  You are excited to release it to your students.  They, however, are not excited when the course loads slowly, the videos don’t play, and they use up all of their data plan to view it on their iPads.  This illustrates why it is important to consider not only what to include but also how to include it.  Some of these photos had a file size of 10MB or higher.
  • ECONTENT  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011
    [Providers] Google Campaign Builder and Martians
    For instance, I could have provided reports showing mobile visits, or the geographic region visits generated by my web campaign. My more frequent readers know that I am trying to raise my Marvin the Martian Google SEO rating (SEO = Search Engine Optimation). While my campaign may be humorous, the topic of tracking how your guests interact with your web site is very serious. This blog post explains how I conducted my Marvin the Martian SEO Ranking Campaign. I'll show and link the tools (all free), and the resulting insight I gain via Google Analytics.  Here is an overview. 
  • SIMPLIFY ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
    [Providers] How Do You Handle a Star? – Provocative Learning Vignette 2
    Vignettes provide exciting stimuli during classroom training, eLearning activities and in social learning communities. This week’s vignette , The Star, is a story of John who is a star performer, but who causes problems as he repeatedly refuses to cooperate with his team members. How do you deal with a person like John? If he was your team member, how will you handle the situation? How prepared will you be to handle John’s possible adverse reaction? How will you resolve this conflict if you were Terry – John’s superior? How to Use the Vignette. Click here to preview “The Star”.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2010
    [Providers] Situated Learning Styles
    If you chose two dimensions as needing learning skills support, and needing motivational support, you could come up with a nice two way model that provides useful prescriptions for learning. I’ve been thrust back into learning styles, and saw an interesting relationship that bears repeating. Now you should know I’ve been highly critical of learning styles for at least a decade; not because I think there’s anything wrong with the concept, but because the instruments are flawed, and the implications for learning design are questionable. Would you buy that ?
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009
    [Providers] OpenGov: One big challenge? Or a thousand small hurdles : Tim's Blog
    sites as an issue for ICT decision making, rather than for team leaders and managers; There is no capacity to provide staff with internet-enabled mobile phones, even if a business case can be made; Staff are not aware of the ICT, internet access and mobile phone/internet access resources they can legitimately ask for; Permission to use Web 2.0 is granted ad-hoc but not enshrined in policy, so a change in ICT manager could make access more difficult; OFFICE TECHNOLOGY Computer only have out-of-date Internet Browsers (E.g. Sites from another part of the office, or another desk; Web 2.0
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2010
    [Providers] Are you prepared to slaughter your sacred cows?
    Provide focus, structure, direction.  I’ve been thinking about culture change lately.  One of my clients is ready to leap into the web 2.0 world, but many of their employees (unionized workforce) are less enthralled.  Moving into web 2.0 for them is a big culture change.  And just wanting to change the culture is not going to do it.  As I read on Fast Company’s blog recently: You don’t turn around years of enculturation by simply granting them permission to help each other. Steve, that is a brilliant observation. . So, how do we do it then?  Hone in on the cows. 
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [Providers] Lessons from Spam
    Providing platforms for employees to share their experiences with the initiative leverages their knowledge. Some interesting email spam recently landed in my inbox.well, interesting for someone involved in change management. The email had dramatic pictures of bald eagles, and its message was about what eagles can teach us about change. It claimed that a bald eagle can live to be 70 years old—a bit over twice its average life span—by going through a “rebirth.” This rebirth involves dire, difficult, and distressing physical actions—any single one of which would likely kill the bird.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013
    [Providers] Friday’s Finds 195
    If any learning initiative is to succeed, there must be a clear understanding among everyone about the necessity of creating, sharing, and managing knowledge for specific business objectives.The right learning interventions provide frameworks and guidelines that allow people to make the right daily decisions” -  Margareta Barchan, President and CEO, Celemi. Friday’s Finds: “Any sufficiently advanced form of testing is indistinguishable from monitoring.” ” – @shs96c. “A writer never has a vacation. Off the top of my head. Listen to others.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014
    [Providers] Social Times: 10 Social Media Predictions for 2015
    Learning Management Systems provide a critical repository for the administration and delivery of educational material. Social Times included Bloomfire CEO Trey Tramonte’s predictions for enterprise collaboration in 2015 in their end of year roundup of “ 10 Social Media Predictions for 2015 :” Bloomfire President and CEO Trey Tramonte on Enterprise Collaboration. File sharing will become an integration point, not a destination. Small will be the new big. Learning Management Systems solutions will lose market share to enterprise collaboration platforms. Featured News
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Providers] Deep Dive: Bloomfire Advanced Reporting
    Bloomfire Advanced Reporting provides a rich, detailed set of engagement reports that complement Bloomfire’s existing analytics dashboard to show the true engagement of your collaboration initiatives. Ever wished you could dive deeper into your enterprise collaboration data? You’re not alone. That’s why Bloomfire recently introduced Advanced Reporting, raising the bar on enterprise collaboration analytics. To check it out for yourself, watch this demo. Needs to be Categorized
  • ELEARNING WEEKLY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2008
    [Providers] DevLearn 2008 - Day 1 Recap
    Provide self-starters (tools) with access to the best online references. Day 1 of DevLearn 2008 kicked off today with a great keynote from Tim O’Reilly ( @TimOReilly ), where he walked us through the Web 2.0 movement and how it has impacted learning and training. Here are some of the notes I took during his keynote: We should always try to follow the “alpha-geeks.&# These are the people who are constantly hacking and studying things in unconventional ways. They are often the ones who come up with the most innovative solutions and they tend to have the most fun. Web 2.0 Web 2.0
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014
    [Providers] Using NuGet Part 2 – Creating.NET NuGet Packages
    Note: Depending on which NuGet server you are publishing to, you may need to provide more information to authenticate yourself with that server. Looking for a better way to reference external libraries? NuGet may be just what you’re looking for. This is Part 2 of 3 blog posts about NuGet. This series of blog posts will cover some basic information on what NuGet is as well as how you can create and consume your own.NET and native C++ NuGet packages. Part 1 – NuGet Basics. Part 2 – Creating.NET NuGet Packages (You’re already here!). Creating a.NET NuGet Package. It’s that easy.
  • MARCIA CONNER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013
    [Providers] Business Rules, Simplified
    PeopleSoft provides you with the best equipment available to help you do your job better, not to support wacked-out extracurricular activities. When people ask me about the most healthful workplace I’ve worked in, I get a bit nostalgic for the years I spent at PeopleSoft. “What made it so special?” ” people ask. Recently I had the chance to talk with the co-founder of the company, Dave Duffield , who now is co-CEO at Workday, and told him what I share with others when they ask. Quirky, candid, and with the right priorities in mind,” I say. Have fun.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2008
    [Providers] Tips For Making Virtual Classroom Sessions More Interactive | Mobile Technology in TAFE
    It’s important to provide students with things to do other than just listening; build interactive tasks into the session. You can choose whether you do/don’t provide a wordlist. About. My Other Sites. Blogging Challenges. Mobile Technology in TAFE. Sue Water’s blog — HELPING OTHERS. Feed on. Posts. comments. Tips For Making Virtual Classroom Sessions More Interactive. November 16, 2008 by Sue Waters. Jo Hart facilitated an amazing session on tips for making virtual classrooms such as Elluminate more interactive at this week’s free online PD. kevin.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2009
    [Providers] Social Media: Trends and Implications
    We are continuing the series in 2010 and will provide more information on dates soon. Since July, Dave Cormier and I have been hosting a monthly session on Social Media: Trends and Implications. The recordings for all sessions, including December’s, are available here. It has been one of the more enjoyable projects I’ve been involved with over the last year…
  • 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 SOLUTION.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2009
    [Providers] Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2
    like your meta skills, but … I was hoping that you would provide insight into the core skills and knowledge around communities and networks that learning professionals should have? It is hard to let some Tony Karrer disappointment persist. After posting my 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals in response to Tony’s July “Big Question,” he commented: Nancy - I was super excited when I saw that you had posted on the topic. But you surprised me because I expected something quite different. And, this is one of the bigger skill gaps that exists. So I’ll bite. Uh uh.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Providers] Abhijit Bhaduri: An Unconventional Leader
    Social media provides the user with access to multiple perspectives on any given topic and enables continual learning. Wipro Ltd.’s CLO has made unconventional approaches to learning and development the norm at the India-based IT and consulting company. If there’s one thing Abhijit Bhaduri is not, it’s conventional. Not only does he have a law degree as well as an MBA, but he also recommends that people follow Lady Gaga on Twitter for marketing advice. Bhaduri prides himself on not being afraid to think outside the box. What are the dynamics at work? ” 2. ” 3.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009
    [Providers] Is content king?
    Disclaimer: comScore doesn’t provide too much intelligence on its methodology or definitions, though, and I am not able to search-verify its accuracy on these reports.). I have really been wanting to write about this news article  ever since I saw it some time back. The company, Demand Media moved to #24 in the comScore top 50 web properties in the US, owns eHow.com, Pluck and eNom, and has succeeded in attracting 31 million unique page views in July, 2009. Since then, the October 2009 report  shows them climbing to #16 with 51mn unique visitors.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Providers] Why you should Come to the HR Technology Conference in October
    One of the only vendors presenting, Doug Berg, the technology founder of Jobs2Web (now owned by SAP, and definitely one of the hottest technologies in social candidate management) will be presenting his personal experiences working with clients to help understand which social network, job boards, and sources provide the best candidates for different positions. Let's face it, HR technology has been changing faster this year than ever before. Cloud computing, social networking, mobile and tablets, and BigData have totally transformed the way we use technology in business.
  • OPENSESAME  |  MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014
    [Providers] Safety Standards Around the World
    Presumably, periods of fire resistance are calculated to provide sufficient time for escape and fire-fighting, or based on empirical study and it would be interesting to know, but probably impossible to discover, why France has lower levels of requirements than other countries for both single family houses and blocks of flats. You don’t have to be well-traveled to recognize the world contains many cultures and each culture has its own set of values and social norms. NPR recently aired a story on the complications surrounding establishing international safety standards for vehicles.
  • TALENTLMS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
    [Providers] Defining Assignment from Learning Goals
    We ensured that learners know how to apply the learning goals in a problem situation provided in the assignment. As a trainer, what type of assistance you provide? Successful assignment development leads to learning goal achievement, provided both are linked strongly. Assignments take the learning to a deeper level. If you want learners to internalize their newly acquired information, develop assignments that encourage them to reflect and synthesize. Adult learners bring with them amazing experiences and knowledge. Assignments reinforce learning goals. What is its purpose?
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2008
    [Providers] Cafe conversation
    The next morning I provided a ten-minute summary of thoughts, for example: Do the newly-hired managers have good reason to be impatient? Don’t separate performance from learning, wrap learning around performance: give them responsibility early, but provide structure, support, to turn each decision into a learning situation. As Harold mentioned yesterday, half a dozen kindred spirits are engaged in dialog to improve our individual learning and to “eat the dog food&# of network effects. Click). How can we accelerate their development? What are other firms doing?
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2006
    [Providers] E-learning 2.0, whatever that is [DJ Alchemi]
    In the spirit of what, no doubt, will be heralded by some as yet another new paradigm, I wont try and develop an argument about the topic or reach any conclusions; Ill just provide some links, some second-hand content and a bit of attitude. But if they are, I wonder if providers of learning solutions might unwisely create hostages to fortune by always pandering to this obsession. DJ ALCHEMI. About. learning. Music & Multimedia. Cultural Calendar. « Will Internet music radio have no competition? learning 2.0, whatever that is. What is E-learning 2.0? technologies. Yes No.
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
    [Providers] What Do You Want: Drill or Hole?
    Unfortunately, in the Learning/Development/Training world too many  customers are still asking for drills without clearly defining what kind of holes  they need, why they need them, where they need them, and how they will measure  them; and too many providers – L/D/T professionals - are still taking orders for  drills without clearly understanding and gaining upfront agreement on the number,  size, distribution, pattern, or location of the desired holes, how success will be evaluated, or even the need for the holes in the first place. 
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Providers] Lectora Inspire 12.1 Review by Rick Zanotti
    You can define text styles, and tools are provided to make global changes to text as needed. They are almost exactly the same and can provide single or multiple authors the power and flexibility needed to work alone or in a collaborative team environment. While many vendors rush to create mobile applications, Lectora® has quietly led the way with a foundation built around what would emerge as mobile. While many vendors struggle to shed their “Flash” skins and claim open-ness, Lectora quietly embraced “open” from the get-go. In 12.1, Did anyone ever notice how many hats IDs wear?
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
    [Providers] Book Review: Leaving ADDIE for SAM
    Take a Fresh Look at What You Do The author, Michael Allen, is a leading e-learning service provider and talks repeatedly in the book about delivering learning products that meet budget, time, and other constraints. Many of my recent blog posts have been about learning experience (LX) design and how our designs can be improved through the proper application of action steps that keep the process as simple as possible. Some of my posts have even criticized existing, popular design models, like ADDIE. Here are a few things I took away from the book that I think you will find valuable.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2011
    [Providers] Learning Conversation with Nicola Atkinson
    There is a psychological component to it as well as being able to identify what lawyers need to learn and then provide them with the opportunities to do so, whilst helping them to integrate that knowledge into their practice every day. In fact, it’s all about the extent to which you can work with others, influence a client towards the best outcome,  help the client to understand the value of what we provide, build trust in those who you will need to rely on to sustain your practice.  Jeevan : It is my pleasure to be talking to Nicola Atkinson.  Nicola: Thank you.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2014
    [Providers] Reflections on “Why Educators Need to Know Learning Theory” [Morrison]
    So I applaud Debbie’s boiling these theories down and providing some characteristics of instructional methods associated with the various theories. Why Educators Need to Know Learning Theory — from onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com by Debbie Morrison. This second post focuses on learning theory and how it applies to not only course design, but educators’ role in creating excellent learning experiences for their students. Excerpt: We need to study learning theory so we can be more effective as educators. In From DSC: Debbie Morrison writes a solid postings here.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] EDUCAUSE 2013 Presenter Profiles: Walter Pelowski
    What are you looking forward to most at EDUCAUSE? I’m looking forward to talking with customers and hearing their needs and goals, and hopefully helping them by providing some ideas on how to achieve some of those goals with TechSmith software. Welcome to EDUCAUSE 2013. This is the first blog of this series, so let’s start off by explaining more about this awesome event, EDUCAUSE. There’s a lot of buzz around this event and it just happens to be right around the corner. From October 15th-18th in Anaheim, CA the presentations, face-to-face and online, are going down!
  • DESIGNED FOR LEARNING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Providers] The MOOC Mantra: Top 5 Tips for Success
    They are more open in structure and provide the environment for participants to construct their own knowledge and perhaps find more meaning in what they already know. In February, I completed my first #MOOC course titled, E-learning and Digital Cultures (#edcmooc). At the time, this was one of six MOOCs being offered by the University of Edinburgh through Coursera. This was a 5-week course with two major themes followed by completion of an artefact to summarize the key learnings from the course. The artefact was evaluated by peers and a median grade was reported to each individual.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2009
    [Providers] Price Ranges for Learning Management Systems in 2009
    The charts below provide price range information for the 92 systems covered in our research. Home About me Price Ranges for Learning Management Systems in 2009 by Richard Nantel on June 1, 2009 In my last post, we looked at the average cost of learning management systems in 2009. This pricing data is based on the  92 commercial systems included in our online  LMS KnowledgeBase 2009: In-Depth Profiles of 90+ Learning Management Systems, with Custom Comparison Across 200+ Features. LMS pricing is all over the map. Shouldnt you? WordPress Admin.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009
    [Providers] ALS recap, and Preview of Captivate on Mac
    My favorites included the sessions by Josh Cavalier and Joe Ganci on ‘ Captivate for beginners ’ and ‘ Captivate for power users ’ respectively; the session by Fran Keefe on eLearning Suite integration in a Flash (she provides a unique perspective of Flash as used by IDs and Trainers in an eLearning context- which is very different and much simpler compared to how web designers or other creatives use Flash. Wow, November has been hectic and I’m glad I have some breathing room now. We had some great sessions at ALS that showcased the use of Captivate and eLS.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
    [Providers] The Value of a Virtual Academy
    Young, now senior learning and development manager for Microsoft Finance HR, had to find a way to provide learning to a global audience without in-person sessions. TRI reviews results and provides feedback to the teams, introducing competitive reality through an econometric model. They are provided background materials and information that will prepare them for the coursework content and maximize individual and team productivity from the moment the course begins. Users say the experience is visceral, providing a natural conduit for the application of learning on the job.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
    [Providers] My Agile Suitcase at XP2010
    Which practices, principles and values would you pack in your agile suitcase for providing them guidance? My favourite session until now at XP2010 has been the Agile Suitcase session by Martin Heider and Brend Schiffer. don't think it created any ground-breaking insights, though it was an excellent, high energy methods of reiterating the values that we live by to revolutionise IT and champion software excellence. The format was really quite simple. Imagine you are an agile consultant or coach. What would you leave at home? Good metaphor. Great software takes time. Ship early, ship often.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010
    [Providers] Elgg: it’s a community effort
    My colleague Jane Hart provides Elgg services for education & business. This weekend I noticed a tweet from Alec Couros about some issues with the Ning social networking platform. That post is over a year old but from the comments as late as last fall, there seem to be ongoing issues on how Ning treats its customers, users and their data. This brought me to reflect, once again, how important an open source framework is as we move more of our computing to the cloud. Can the data be easily exported? With Ning, Facebook and many others, there is no such export function.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
    [Providers] Why the Buzz around Employee Recognition?
    In fact, a whole host of technology providers are now offering services that enable this type of online social recognition. (5) The Rise of the Millennial Generation in the Workforce —Younger employees typically require more feedback (both positive and constructive) and development than older generations. Across the last 18 months or so, we have received an increasing number of questions about the role of employee recognition in today’s organizations. We are now beginning to publish the outcomes of that research. Most of these changes are here to stay. Stacia.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009
    [Providers] 100 Commercial Learning Management Systems
    If your company is a commercial LMS provider, or if you are the owner of an open source LMS project, we invite you to be included in our research. Home About me 100 Commercial Learning Management Systems by Richard Nantel on July 17, 2009 For years, people have been predicting consolidation in the world of learning management systems. This hasn’t taken place. New systems are launched each year. In fact, the rate in which new commercial systems are coming to market seems to be increasing. We covered 76 systems in our 2008 LMS research. There’s no cost to be included.)
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
    [Providers] We’re Hiring for 2012!
    Office Administrator This role is responsible for dealing with all HR and accounts administration, working closely with the wider office team and providing office management for the whole company.The successful candidate will be focused, driven, have great attention to detail and be able to deal with competing priorities in a calm way. Why not look for a new challenge to start off 2012? We currently have several potential roles at Saffron so if you think you that you have something to offer then we would love to hear from you! Current vacancies.
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2011
    [Providers] Heathrow Express and Saffron win bronze!
    The course has provided a cost effective and time efficient way of training our staff. We’re thrilled to announce that Saffron Interactive and Heathrow Express have won a bronze award in the Learning Technology Solution of the Year category at the IT Training Awards 2011 for their successful fire awareness e-learning course. When Heathrow Express engaged Saffron to develop an e-learning course to train staff in fire awareness and track safety, it was a great opportunity to take a fresh look at compliance training.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013
    [Providers] Promote Better Alignment for Better Impact
    For the last several years, members of the BIB have been asked to provide annual insight into their outlook for the year ahead. CLOs must evaluate their ability to help the enterprise rebound during the recovery and align their staffs to that goal. To maximize the overall value of learning and development spending, and to ensure flexibility and capacity for the economic recovery, learning and development organizations must constantly evaluate and reallocate their staff. This month, IDC compares how CLOs feel about staffing in 2013 to their outlook in recent years. elections.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011
    [Providers] Connecting the Dots -- Not a Game for Kids
    For example, the LD process provides development activity data for succession planning purposes. The Fifth Best Practice of Leadership Development (LD): Integrate LD With Other Talent Processes. Through my recent blog posts, we’ve been discussing the best practices of leadership development. Today, we are ready to review the fifth (of six) best practice: integrate leadership development with other talent processes. This result replicated Pepperdine’s earlier 2000 study as well. How Are Companies Integrating Leadership Development With Other Talent Processes? Where To Start?
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009
    [Providers] The Spymaster Game on Twitter
    So what’s Spymaster about - quite simply its leveraging Twitter’s people network, using Twitter APIs to provide a Mob Wars style game experience. If you’re on Twitter and have missed Spymaster - where in the world have you been? All the rage last week, you’ve probably seen the many #spymaster tweets from tweeps in your network. You’re into it, or just plain confused about what the objective of the game is; either way, there’s no way you can ignore it’s huge presence on Twitter. sent out several dozen invites, got less than half to join.
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2010
    [Providers] SharePoint 2010: The New Employee Gateway?
    There are a few companies providing integration of an LMS into the SharePoint 2007 platform, and I’m certain they are working on the next version of SharePoint 2010, but I’m not completely sold yet on any one company in particular in terms of a recommendation. Since 2001, Microsoft has sold well over 100 million licenses  of SharePoint generating more than $1 billion / year in revenue. It’s quite amazing, in my opinion, considering the product is relatively archaic and institutionalized. Enter SharePoint 2010, due to release in Q2 of 2010. SharePoint 2010 has better 2.0 see below).
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Providers] Everyone's a critic
    Social media now provides a way. I recently blogged about the hidden audience effect , and cited Westfields Junior School's S'cool Internet Radio and David Mitchell's Quadblogging projects as examples of how students can become better engaged with learning when they perform their work for an audience. Social media and the internet have largely been responsible for this change. Before social media, the school play or the end of term concert was a good way to allow children to perform to an audience, as was the art display and the school sports day. In the 21st century, it's the WORLD.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009
    [Providers] Extremophiles & Organizational Agility
    Organizations can’t provide everything employees need anymore, but they can provide support for developing skills for learning, and coping. I’m reminded of how Outward Bound got started, where older mariners were surviving situations that younger, presumably healthier ones weren’t.  A number of years ago, I co-wrote a chapter with Eileen Clegg called The Agility Factor , that appeared in Marcia Conner & James Clawson’s excellent collection of organizational culture articles in the book Creating a Learning Culture. are known as extremophiles. 
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009
    [Providers] 10 Book Recommendations From Varied Fields
    This book is an excellent introduction to online user interface design, providing the background, thought processes and uses for just about every type of user interface element you can imagine. Apply this knowledge to your eLearning courses to provide a richer user experience. He seamlessly hopscotches back and forth between art forms to provide an extravagantly rich reading experience. She’s your home tutor, providing little self-check quizzes at the end of the chapters. Enjoy! 18 Rules of Community Engagement by Angela Connor. Sound familiar?
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009
    [Providers] Game Studies 0102: Cultural framing of computer/video games. By Kurt Squire
    These MUD and MOO studies were not specifically of game playing communities, but they have provided both theoretical models and specific insights about online behavior that have become foundational to the design of online games and learning environments alike. Examining gameplay as social practice provides one model for approaching these questions. Kurt also co-founded Joystick101.org, which has been recognized by Wired, Shift, and several news outlets as a leading site for the discussion of game design, theory, criticism, and culture. Surgeon General C. For example, in 2001, U.S.
  • MINDFLASH  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
    [Providers] Nature or Nurture with Sales Training? Answer: A Bit of Both
    It provides an opportunity for continuous refinement, creates repeatable successes, and can help a company take a promising sales person from very good to superb.&#. Recently I attended an SMMConnect W ebinar by Teresa Hiatt , former director of sales education at Ricoh Americas Corporation. The topic: Nature versus Nurture in B2B Sales – whether sales people are just plain born to be sales people or whether sales is a skill that can be learned. The answer to this question has enormous implications for learning professionals who design and deliver sales training.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011
    [Providers] Steve Jobs and Lessons for Designing Learning
    This resulted in some breathtakingly clever applications which provide revenues for Apple and the developers. Update : With great regret I have to update this blog to include the news of Steve Jobs passing away. – Jeevan. Steve Jobs and his philosophy of product design have some powerful lessons for designing learning “products” that deliver results and effective user experience. When Steve Job’s resignation as the CEO of Apple made the headline item on ABC news (Australian) I knew it was serious news. The media is replete with tributes to Steve Jobs. And why not? Less is More.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] The Future Workplace Embraces Freelancers
    From the organization’s perspective, freelancers provide a ready source of talent to supplement the existing workforce. Kaggle, for example, provides a competition platform for top analytics talent. From the organization’s perspective, freelancers provide a ready source of talent to supplement the existing workforce. Kaggle, for example, provides a competition platform for top analytics talent. UCLA’s annual HR Roundtable Retreat featured an interesting discussion of future workforce trends. Some of the top freelancing roles include: Writing.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2010
    [Providers] A Review: Suddenly Smart SmartBuilder for Case-based Scenarios by Joe Ganci
    Case-based scenarios provide the e-Learning designer and developer with far more instructional power than the boring linear lessons that are all too common in e-Learning. But you can’t create these with PowerPoint, and many designers don’t have the skills to create them in ActionScript or Flash. Here’s a review of SmartBuilder, a tool more powerful than PowerPoint and easier to use than Flash.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2009
    [Providers] The future is people, not technology
    Yet other moderators seed discussions to channel conversations in ways that might provide insight to the organization. More Human Than Human. CLO magazine, June 2009. Column on Effectiveness, by Jay Cross. The future is people, not technology. My last column in CLO called for the abolition of corporate training departments. Now some instructors and traditional instructional designers see me as a job threat. They needn’t worry. Enlightened e-learning requires more people, not fewer. It was a classic industrial age proposition: Replace humans with machines. We’re all in this together.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010
    [Providers] Engaging Leadership in Support of Learning Culture
    Go out into the business and provide support (training, coaching, and tools) to facilitators of project post mortems, after-action reviews, and customer feedback councils on effective dialogue, feedback, and reflection. When they ask, let them know that you have access to hard evidence that an organization that “ values mistakes and failures as learning opportunities, and provides structured opportunities for reflection ” is likely to be better than its competitors at cost control. For those of you who have not seen it yet, go check it out now. Market Share. Simple.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010
    [Providers] Harvard ManageMentor: Some thoughts in response.
    An environment that facilitates and encourages collaboration, enables autonomy, provides the tools required to be independent, productive, and resourceful thus enabling mastery will be where the best talents will be found. If Harvard ManageMentor can provide the framework and facilitate organizations with the necessary technological support to create such an environment, it will be a goal worth achieving. Preamble Yesterday, I received a note from Harvard Business Publishing with a request to review their article, Our Take on Social Learning Tools. technologies to engage the user.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
    [Providers] Migrating Legacy PowerPoint Content to Online eLearning with Adobe Captivate 5
    The core issue will be expediting eLearning development with the complete toolset provided in Adobe eLearning Suite 2. This week's eSeminar, Leveraging Legacy PowerPoint Training with Adobe Captivate 5 for Beginners, is now available for viewing in the Adobe On Demand eSeminars. You will find it via the link below. Just enter your AdobeID & password at the prompt.). link]. I've posted the slide deck on Acrobat.com and embedded it here for your convenience. hope you'll also consider joining one of our upcoming eSeminars; Comparing Adobe Captivate 4 to Adobe Captivate 5. 8/4/2010.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009
    [Providers] Defining and Understanding Virtual Worlds - 2007 - ASTD
    Every day there is a new story about online worlds providing new learning environments. These NPCs are not controlled by people; they are actually programs that are designed to look like characters in the game but are designed perform certain tasks or play a limited role, such as providing a clue to the treasure. One can imagine providing instruction on how to repair a laptop through a virtual tour of the laptop within the metaverse. This prevents everyone from chatting at once, and it provides a formal environment in which to learn. Here are a few examples.
  • JANE HART  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
    [Providers] Pick of the Month: July 2012
    The idea that learning is best carried out by removing people from the workplace and providing them with structured content and (if they were lucky) opportunities to practice in a simulated environment was blown away with the invention of the Web and the appearance of ubiquitous information sources.  July was chock full of great articles and blog posts so here are just some of the articles that I bookmarked –  together with a snippet from each which showed you why they caught my eye. On 6 July, an article in ZD-Net, It’s the digital dawn of open online learning , asked. explained.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [Providers] Vulnerability as a Connection Tool: Hot Topics in Distance.
    Please provide your insights under the video. 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 → Vulnerability as a Connection Tool: Hot Topics in Distance Education. Posted on September 20, 2011 by Marina Kostina. Click the picture to see video. Today’s hot topic deals with teacher’s  & trainer’s vulnerability in distance education. Bookmark the permalink.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2011
    [Providers] Mindflash in the New York Times: How One Business Made the Switch
    In case you missed it: the New York Times’ profile of Mindflash last week showed how one company — DBS Financial of Akron, Ohio, an auto loan provider with 30 employees — is turning to online training courses not just to streamline the process but to upgrade the quality and effectiveness of the training itself. Sam Snellenberger of DBS explained the constant predicament he faced: “We’d show videos, or have people come in to do classroom training, but it was a huge pain. You could see people’s minds wandering during the presentations. Online Training Human Resources
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