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  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015
    [Providers] Hex Invaders, Expanding Your Thinking, and Avoiding Creativity’s Rabbit Holes: This Week on #BLPLearn
    We include commentary from the original BLPer who found the article to provide you with context on why we felt it is worth sharing out. #BLPLearn is for our fellow members of the L&D community. We take the best articles and resources shared between members of our teams and publish them in this weekly post. THIS WEEK’S ARTICLES. Now that introductions are out of the way, let’s dive in to this week’s articles: Hex Invaders. Submitted by  Brandon Penticuff, Technology Director  . love to find little gem games that combine classic arcade styles with very specific learning objectives.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
    [Providers] Learning Maps, Say Something Nice, and Call Center Support in eLearning: This Week on #BLPLearn
    We include commentary from the original BLPer who found the article to provide you with context on why we felt it is worth sharing out. #BLPLearn is for our fellow members of the L&D community. We take the best articles and resources shared between members of our teams and publish them in this weekly post. THIS WEEK’S ARTICLES. Now that introductions are out of the way, let’s dive in to this week’s articles: Using Learning Maps. Submitted by  Jackie Crofts, Multimedia Developer . learning map is hand drawn and customized to fit the needs of what they are trying to teach. Enjoy! OH…and
  • LEARNFOREVER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2007
    [Providers] Reflections
    It's been a busy year! In the spirit of "what I did in my summer holidays", I thought I'd share a summary of my activities during 2007. I've concentrated mainly on consultancy work, although I've also carried out some writing assignments, and got involved in some public training workshops. It's been a good year. hope 2008 is as productive, and as rewarding
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2012
    [Providers] Digitec Welcomes New Knowledge Direct LMS Partners
    Visioning Healthcare, the leading provider of consulting and education for safe patient handling, has selected the Digitec Knowledge Direct learning management system for its continuing education and recertification programs. Visioning Healthcare hopes the new technology will make it easier and more convenient for healthcare providers to earn continuing education credits and apply for certification. With the addition of the company’s new online learning portal, Visioning Healthcare will make the transition from instructor-led, classroom-based training to eLearning. Tweet This!
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
    [Providers] Digitec Hits the Road for AMA CME Conference in Baltimore
    The 23rd Annual Conference of the National Task Force on CME Provider/Industry Collaboration is focusing on forces shaping the future of the CME Provider and Industry. Digitec will demonstrate Knowledge Direct® MED and its Continuing Medical Education (CME) eLearning services at this year’s American Medical Association (AMA) conference in Baltimore, Maryland, October 10-12. Continuing Medical Education is a big issue today in the medical profession. Many physicians are now taking their CME online through the Digitec Knowledge Direct MED Learning Management System (LMS).
  • TAYLORING IT  |  SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2010
    [Providers] I’m not alone… help is at hand
    Whilst technically being outside the criteria for formal RSC support as I work for neither a HE, FE or workbased learning provider, I do work for an organisation that delivers an INCREDIBLE amount of training. So RSC NW have kindly agreed to provide me with some guidance and advice as to how I might approach a wider integration of learning technologies within my organisation. I’m meeting up with them next week, so I’ll keep you updated as to how I get on… Picture source. Blog Social Media elearningstuff james clay JISC RSC
  • T+D  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
    [Providers] Blended Learning Certificate by ASTD
    This ASTD program provides the roadmap for creating high-impact solutions that address these needs by combining various learning platforms, methods, and formats to motivate learners, produce real results, and increase productivity. After this workshop, participants will be able to take immediate steps to design blended learning solutions using the tools and action plan provided. Go beyond traditional classroom learning.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2010
    [Providers] I'm not alone… help is at hand
    Whilst technically being outside the criteria for formal RSC support as I work for neither a HE, FE or workbased learning provider, I do work for an organisation that delivers an INCREDIBLE amount of training. So RSC NW have kindly agreed to provide me with some guidance and advice as to how I might approach a wider integration of learning technologies within my organisation. I’m meeting up with them next week, so I’ll keep you updated as to how I get on… Picture source. Share/Bookmark. Uncategorized elearningstuff FE HE james clay JISC North West podcast RSC
  • T+D  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2004
    [Providers] T+D - Untitled Article
    The Daily News states, "This pledge includes providing the necessary leadership and vision, investing in technology in our schools, offering educators the essential training and support, and ensuring that regulations and policies are modernized to support 21st century education.". The organization plans policy briefings, conducts seminars, writes background papers, recognizes leadership, provides networking opportunities, and hosts celebratory events National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training. NCTET wants U.S.
  • T+D  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2005
    [Providers] T+D - Untitled Article
    Bad bossology revisited In April of last year I wrote about the Bad Bossology site , which provides a wealth of resources on how to handle or minimize the impact of bad bosses. The site may sound like a joke, but the helpful resources it provides are no laughing matter Now the site has launched an anonymous "email this link" feature, which enables people to "safely email resources to their bosses and senior management to address difficult boss behaviors and promote useful discussion." Also known as the "people leave people, not companies" theory.)
  • HAPYAK  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016
    [Providers] 5 Tips for Growing Interactive Video in Your Organization
    Look to get this data from your interactive video platform provider. What are best practices when it comes to growing interactive video in your organization? number of the 5 Tips on getting started with Interactive videos are applicable when it comes to growing interactive video in your organization. Here is what to focus on once you’ve created a few Interactive Videos and are looking for it to become a standard practice. Using Existing Videos – Continue to add interactivity to your existing videos. This is great when it happens but there is no need to rush it. Blog Learn
  • JAY CROSS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Providers] The year’s top posts on Working Smarter
    Group work advice for MOOC providers. 2013 is over for everything but the holidays so I’m posting this list of the top 50 blog posts on Working Smarter this year. Here’s how they were selected. Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. JANE HART. SEPTEMBER 30, 2013. Here it is: The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
    [Providers] Learning Science Laundering
    Learners have a right to assume that learning material they are being provided with has been checked out so the “facts” spread. When I’m explaining to non L&D people what I do, one thing they commonly say is “Oh yes, e-learning. We had to do a module on Anti-Money Laundering” Much as I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been involved in making compliance e-learning more interesting, there’s clearly quite a lot of page-turners still in circulation. For more detail, here’s a nice infographic. link]. e.g. [link].
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013
    [Providers] Chain of fools
    For those of you who are unfamiliar with her, Cathy’s genius is to take a situation that really annoys e-learning practitioners and turn it into something positive that provides a workable solution. I chose the title for this blogpost because I like the tune , not because I wanted to offend… Anyway, here’s a chain of events that’s been played out in hundreds of organisations. Often it has pretty depressing outcomes, but in case you get too despondent, let me assure you there is a happy ending, especially if you like flowcharts. The net result: losers all round.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009
    [Providers] The future of the business of learning
    It’s clear to thrive they need to focus on business critical issues for the organization, provide solutions provide real value, differentiate their offerings, and look at ways to provide value beyond being a publisher of courses and courseware. Tony Karrer, Jay Cross, and I host a (fairly) regular online events relating to corporate learning on our LearnTrends site. Tony has put together an upcoming event on the future of the business of learning. From the site: Corporate training departments and training companies are facing challenging times. and in Ning.
  • MINDFLASH  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
    [Providers] Reduce Travel Costs and Boost Collaboration through Online Training
    But we tend to approve the allocation of those travel-related funds because providing learners with the ability to collaborate during learning is such a key component of ensuring that learning sticks. Hosting employee training can be an expensive proposition. Funding for travel and accommodations is often a significant part of the training budget. Online training is an attractive—and realistic—option because the need to travel (and spend money on that travel) is removed or reduced. Learners can engage in online training anytime, anywhere and on the device of choice.
  • ELEARNINGPOST  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2009
    [Providers] Gov 2.0: It’s All About The Platform
    government agencies shouldn’t just provide web sites, they should provide web services. Tim O’Reilly writes a short but direct piece on what Gov 2.0 should really focus on. “A lot of people equate the term with government use of social media, either to solicit public participation or to get out its message in new ways. Some people think it means making government more transparent. Some people think it means adding AJAX to government websites, or replacing those websites with government APIs, or building new cloud platforms for shared government services…” “.
  • ELEARNINGPOST  |  TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009
    [Providers] Laddering: A Research Interview Technique for Uncovering Core Values
    However, the Means End Chain theory and the laddering method provide a focus and a direction for the Why? My hope is that using the essential concepts of the laddering technique will help me uncover people’s root consequences and values, providing insights that I can leverage in my design projects Got this link from ColumnTwo on yet another research technique called laddering. Asking Why? during research interviews seems rather obvious and straightforward. have always tried to make it a point to structure my research interview scripts to ask Why? questions. to be helpful.
  • ELEARNINGPOST  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2009
    [Providers] The ‘Least Assistance’ Principle
    But there are times when we need to provide new information and skills to self-directed learners. We can just provide support to a SME so that their talk presents the relevant bits in a streamlined and effective way, and let them loose. Clark Quinn writes about ' minimalist instruction '. And I subscribe to it. We're living in a day and age where the information to 'fill in the gaps' can be assembled easily. We have to focus on the essentials of the learning. "We develop full courses to incorporate motivation, practice, all the things non-self-directed learners need.
  • DESIGNED FOR LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2008
    [Providers] An Effective Design Walkthrough: A Step towards Delivering the Best Design
    Design walkthroughs provide designers with a way to identify and assess early on whether the proposed design meets the requirements and addresses the project’s goal. This process should help define the key purpose of the walkthrough and should provide systematic practices and rules of conduct that can help participants collaborate with one another and add value to the review. Design walkthroughs, if done correctly, provide immediate short-term benefits, like early defect detection and correction within the current project and offer important long-term returns.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
    [Providers] Is Your Customer Satisfaction Standard Outdated
    Buyers are skeptical of sellers (providers) with a satisfaction feedback score below 98%. Most organizations that measure their customer satisfaction still do so by a 0-100 point scale. However, recent changes in known customer loyalty for products/services appear to indicate that this metric may no longer be a sound one to use.  I learned this myself recently when talking with my esteemed colleague and recognized expert in this area of business performance, Phil Forrest.  asked him for examples that verify this shift. For instance, EBay measures satisfaction of both buyers and sellers.
  • WALKME TRAINING STATION  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
    [Providers] The Benefits of Creating A Training Manual Template
    Training manuals also serve to provide a consistent way of communicating instructions to employees about certain aspects of their duties and how their roles affect their organization as a whole. Furthermore, they also benefit supervisors and trainers by providing them with a training structure by which to more effectively perform their jobs. ” These introductions not only help to set the right tone for the manual, but also provides trainees with the right mindset for the rest of their training. Creating A Training Manual Template. Start With A Good Introduction.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Providers] IAR Professional Development Portal
    By utilizing Digitec’s Knowledge Direct LMS, IAR is able to: • Provide its membership with convenient 24/7 access to their pre-licensing course, eliminating the need for travel and increasing efficiencies. Provide learners dynamically generated eTranscripts for tracking their progress. Download the IAR Association Learning Management System Case Study as a PDF. When the Indiana Association of REALTORS decided to move into the “education business” in 2010, they knew they would have their work cut out for them. Bright minds converged, and a new business model was born. THE SOLUTION.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
    [Providers] Knowledge Direct LMS Receives Top Honors
    Established in 1988, Digitec Interactive is an award-winning eLearning production company and learning management system provider, developing educational products for corporate, association, academic, medical and non-profit clients. Digitec Interactive is best known for the popular learning management system, Knowledge Direct® and has grown to be the leading provider of easy-to-use learning portals and engaging e-Learning programs and courseware. Social learning integration with the web’s most popular networking sites including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. December 6-8, 2011.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
    [Providers] Reach out and connect
    If used properly, social media can provide rich social and intellectual rewards. One of the digital literacies I identified in yesterday's blogpost was effective social networking. So what's the big deal about this? We all do it these days don't we? Most of us have a Facebook account, and maybe a LinkedIn account too. Lots of us use Twitter, and some of those out on the periphery may still be using Myspace or Bebo. What else do we need to learn about social networking that can help us or our students to learn better? In his blogpost What's so social about social media? Unported License.
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2010
    [Providers] Flash on the iPhone in 2010? An E-Learning Perspective
    Once the iPhone is available as a 'proper' e-learning platform, content developers will queue up to provide iPhone-specific materials for learners. Flash on the iPhone in 2010? An E-Learning Perspective is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011
    [Providers] How to Stay on Top of Training Demand? Know the Alternatives
    In his leadership role at Knowland University, Bill focuses on helping clients get the most out of the products and services provided through a combination of guided and self-paced learning opportunities. As a learning and development professional, I have often struggled with the question, “how can we keep up with the constant and increasing need for learning and demand for training?&# New learning is once again needed. Learning professionals scamper to come up with a way to train people on the new thing. That’s life in the L&D trenches. It is to be accepted and embraced.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
    [Providers] CIPD Learning and Development Survey 2009
    That is, in addition to fulfilling operational needs, they can also provide some additional learning and performance related benefits to the organization. Organizations now understand it also provides less tangible but important benefits related to the ‘human’ aspects of the enterprise. CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) recently published their annual Learning and Development report and is now available for download. Some data that’s emerged is quite interesting. In all probability it’s a combination of these and more.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009
    [Providers] New White Paper: Why Employee Development Matters
    She finds herself having to provide negative feedback to one of her team members; this review doesn’t go well, and the employee shows no signs of improvement. If you’re planning to implement employee development programs in your organization, or are looking to improve your existing programs, this white paper could provide you with some useful insights. Competitive advantage used to be about who had the best product. Gradually, it shifted to who was using the most innovative technologies, and how. Now, neither is sufficient in itself to give organizations an edge.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2010
    [Providers] E-learning design for social emotions
    Learners don’t just pull out a mobile device and watch a video or YouTube clip of a suffering patient  and then go into the room to provide care (and there’s a process to that care). After spending so much time investigating the positive aspects of learning through social media, I wanted to start looking at the possible negative aspects. Here’s one that’s possibly problematic: Our ability to show admiration and compassion may be declining due to our fast-paced digital culture. There is greater cognitive processing involved in feeling compassion.
  • BIG DOG, LITTLE DOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009
    [Providers] Selection in Agile Learning Design
    However, the selection of the learning objects in Agile Learning Design is not really about SCORM or AICC standards, but rather about providing the best learning environment that supports the Agile ethos — "Solutions that promote and speed the development of learning processes over comprehensive documentation.". This means chunking the contents into the most logical units that promote and speeds the learners' ability to learn and then packaging it into various media that provide the best delivery methods. Post 2 - Planning in Agile Learning Design. Reading Material. Doing.
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2007
    [Providers] Brainvisa Technologies acquired by Indecomm Global Services
    This is the second acquisition done by Indecomm Global Services this year after it recently acquired US Recordings, a US-based leading provider of mortgage recording solutions. Pune based eLearning company, Brainvisa has been acquired. The consolidation juggernaut continues. Looks like Sequoia has attempted to give Brainvisa the platform it needs to unlock its potential and Indecomm gets to round out its service offering. Click here to read the press release
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2007
    [Providers] Through Their Eyes: India Based Training Suppliers Are Leading The Global Sourcing Charge
    In Paul's words: "And while Indian firms are clearly not the only offshore providers of such knowledge-based services, their prominence is unmatched You can count on us to bring you the latest insights and moves from within the Indian content development industry. From time to time though, its always a good idea, to see how this industry is being perceived by western media. Check out this story by Paul Harris for a Training & Development newsletter on the Indian eLearning Industry. Pages 16-18).
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2007
    [Providers] Brainvisa Technologies acquired by Indecomm Global Services
    This is the second acquisition done by Indecomm Global Services this year after it recently acquired US Recordings, a US-based leading provider of mortgage recording solutions. Pune based eLearning company, Brainvisa has been acquired. The consolidation juggernaut continues. Looks like Sequoia has attempted to give Brainvisa the platform it needs to unlock its potential and Indecomm gets to round out its service offering. Click here to read the press release
  • ATD LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
    [Providers] Microsoft Acquires Yammer—So What?
    announced yesterday that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Yammer, a leading provider of enterprise social networks, for $1.2 Microsoft Corp. and Yammer Inc. billion in cash. Yammer will join the Microsoft Office Division, led by division President Kurt DelBene, and the team will continue to report to current CEO David Sacks. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval. Click here to read full version
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2009
    [Providers] Using Technology to Improve Collaboration
    Using technology to improve collaboration (via Harold Jarche ) provides an introduction to improving productivity through web technologies Simple, single functionality tools are great for collaboration. I’ve been involved in several implementations of larger-scale systems for collaboration (like Sharepoint). Adoption is generally slow, unless the tool is marketed heavily in the organization and integrated into workflow. The same can be said of learning management systems. It’s much easier to learn a single tool that to learn an entire system.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Creating Good Topic Objectives
    It will help you think about the cognitive skill you want learners to do and provide verb choices that match. There are three keys to a successful Knowledge Guru game: Relevant topics. Strong, specific objectives that relate to the game topics. Well-written, relevant questions that link to the objectives. This post focuses on the objectives you create for a game, and gives you tips on creating good ones…and avoiding bad ones. well-written objective links tightly to the topic it is associated with. Check out the image below. The ones on the right are much better. ”).
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] Knowledge Guru Platform Wins 2014 Brandon Hall Award
    The game reinforced other rollout efforts and provided a “just before launch” reinforcement. “We are continually looking at ways to innovate on our learning initiatives,” said Scott Thomas, Director of Product Enablement at ExactTarget. Bottom-Line Performance and the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud won a coveted Brandon Hall Group bronze award for excellence in the Best Use of Games and Simulations for Learning category. BLP BLP and ExactTarget’s win was announced on September 10th, 2014. The winners are listed at [link]. ABOUT THE EXACTTARGET MARKETING CLOUD. ABOUT KNOWLEDGE GURU.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013
    [Providers] GBL Picks, Part 4: Curated Game Based Learning Resources
    As with previous GBL Picks, this article may be about students, but the data it provides is essential for making games a part of the learning culture even at the corporate level. The Knowledge Guru team is obviously very interested in the future of game based learning, and right now that future is bright. But not everyone is as informed about the industry. We are setting out to change that. We’re on a mission to educate the Instructional Design community and the decision makers in Training and Development about game based learning and its true potential. hours, 92.9% achieved mastery.
  • MARCIA CONNER  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2008
    [Providers] Children Prefer Sound to Visuals
    Infants, Children Prefer Sounds Over Pictures And Only Slowly Become Visually Oriented, Studies Find COLUMBUS, Ohio -- New research provides the strongest evidence to date that infants and young children -- unlike adults -- are more drawn to sounds than they are to visuals in their environment. In fact, when 4-year-olds are
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2007
    [Providers] New Zealand Open Educational Resources (OER) Project
    Each course has been built using a modular approach so they can be customised to suit different organisations, whether they are providing a distance learning course or blended learning for on or off-campus students. If you need any extra help, I will be willing to provide my humble advice and support :). NZ OER Repository OER Showcase Courses About NZ OER Project WHAT? Funded by the Tertiary Education Commission, the objective of this OER project is to develop courseware that will be freely available ( Creative Commons SA 2.5 Read and Learn! I am!). Isn't that wonderful! Bingo!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2007
    [Providers] Incremental Innovations: Changing the Culture of T&L (Ernst Mohr)
    courses, workshops, presentations) Design quality development with learning in mind : measures that monitor, secure, and develop quality support for the acquisition of competence within the scope of certifications or accreditations Offer advisory support : support centers that provide help to the faculty in the planning, development, and implementation of e-learning, so that competencies and experiences are developed Encourage exchange : all measures that support communication among faculty about new forms of using instructional media (e.g., URL: [link] Extracted Juice: ".Based
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009
    [Providers] Academic Earth Gives you Learning Goose Bumps!
    Also, many lectures are grouped into courses, providing us added convenience to access. Besides the normal embed and share feature, we are also provided with a 'Citation Info' feature, which makes it extremely easy for us to reference our lecture discoveries (replicate!). Link to Academic Earth FAQs WHAT? Academic Earth is an educational video website with the goal of e nhancing the usability and expanding the awareness of OER, focusing first on video lectures. MISSION? Giving everyone on earth access to a world class education. OBJECTIVES? Wouldn't that be a cool school?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2007
    [Providers] New Zealand Open Educational Resources (OER) Project
    Each course has been built using a modular approach so they can be customised to suit different organisations, whether they are providing a distance learning course or blended learning for on or off-campus students. If you need any extra help, I will be willing to provide my humble advice and support :). NZ OER Repository OER Showcase Courses About NZ OER Project WHAT? Funded by the Tertiary Education Commission, the objective of this OER project is to develop courseware that will be freely available ( Creative Commons SA 2.5 Read and Learn! I am!). Isn't that wonderful! Bingo!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2007
    [Providers] Incremental Innovations: Changing the Culture of T&L (Ernst Mohr)
    courses, workshops, presentations) Design quality development with learning in mind : measures that monitor, secure, and develop quality support for the acquisition of competence within the scope of certifications or accreditations Offer advisory support : support centers that provide help to the faculty in the planning, development, and implementation of e-learning, so that competencies and experiences are developed Encourage exchange : all measures that support communication among faculty about new forms of using instructional media (e.g., URL: [link] Extracted Juice: ".Based
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009
    [Providers] Academic Earth Gives you Learning Goose Bumps!
    Also, many lectures are grouped into courses, providing us added convenience to access. Besides the normal embed and share feature, we are also provided with a 'Citation Info' feature, which makes it extremely easy for us to reference our lecture discoveries (replicate!). Link to Academic Earth FAQs WHAT? Academic Earth is an educational video website with the goal of e nhancing the usability and expanding the awareness of OER, focusing first on video lectures. MISSION? Giving everyone on earth access to a world class education. OBJECTIVES? Wouldn't that be a cool school?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] The Future Workplace Embraces Freelancers
    From the organization’s perspective, freelancers provide a ready source of talent to supplement the existing workforce. Kaggle, for example, provides a competition platform for top analytics talent. From the organization’s perspective, freelancers provide a ready source of talent to supplement the existing workforce. Kaggle, for example, provides a competition platform for top analytics talent. UCLA’s annual HR Roundtable Retreat featured an interesting discussion of future workforce trends. Some of the top freelancing roles include: Writing.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011
    [Providers] A New Rypple in the HCM Market
    With one small step, a major player in the SaaS market announces that it will become a new entrant in the HCM market: Salesforce.com acquires Rypple, a young social performance management provider built in the Force.com environment. As a new. contender, Marc Benioff has the ability and financial force to become a major player in human capital or in fact, should he decide to, create an entire ERP, competing with the likes of Workday. This acquisition will cause others who developed solutions via Force.com to wonder if they may be next for acquisition.
  • LEARNING CONVERSATIONS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010
    [Providers] Working towards the perfect learning support system - Jambok
    All it would take is the ability to upload a zipped package (not necessarily SCORMed) and Jambok to unzip it and provide a link to the index.html page. I was shown Jambok recently by the guys at Fusion-Universal. Jambok is a system very similar to Wisetail's Learning Ecosystem , in that it handles media in a social way, and is designed to offer corporate clients the chance to build an internal social media platform. The main difference between Jambok and anything else that I've seen, is that it has the recording function (but no editing) built in.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2008
    [Providers] eCube – An Experiment to Create a Collaborative Learning Environment
    Provided a link to the blog on our employee portal. Issues I am still pondering over: While blogs provide an informal forum for the team to write about their project and issues they are facing, I am uncomfortable about the “outside the firewall” bit in this particular case. Ray Sims recent blog post about motivation for technology adoption by end-users came in at an opportune time for me. Having blogged on my own for a while, I am now embarking on the journey of experiments. tools to bring in some convergence. And I need suggestions to make this succeed. We’ve had a Web 2.0
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2008
    [Providers] My Experiences with Social Networking
    always try to provide a brief intro/background/intent of my connecting with them. I am petrified of connecting with an old acquaintance with no introduction or an introduction like “Hi, remember me?” So I play it safe and provide some introduction. I am relatively new to social networking and social media. remember my first encounter with social media was on a new Indian social networking site about 17-18 months ago. The social networking site’s interface was a combination of Orkut and Facebook-style networking (which I figured later after I started using Orkut and Facebook).
  • ELEARNING LEARNING POSTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009
    [Providers] Introduction to eLearning Learning
    The goals of eLearning Learning are: Collect High Quality Content - The goal of a content community is to provide a high quality destination that highlights the most recent and best content as defined by the community. Provide an Easy to Navigate Site - End users most often are people who are not regular readers of the blogs and other sources.  eLearning Learning  is a collection of blog posts and articles all around eLearning.  It uses the Browse My Stuff technology to create this topic hub.  This links them across to the sources themselves.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2010
    [Providers] Moodle Journal - Untitled Article
    Having received the assignment, as a teacher you can then provide scoring and feedback. Are you trying to Twitter with students, I like to, but network filtering has started to become more than a problem of late. So how about a microblogging system that has been designed specifically for teachers and students? If you have not seen it yet, then take a look at Edmodo. In essence similar to Twitter, but with some functionality to support classroom activities. Students on the other hand can belong to multiple groups.
  • MINDFLASH  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
    [Providers] A Must-Do Before Training Begins: Assessing Readiness
    Remember: Review work history, check vocabulary, interview an employee, demonstrate outcomes and provide a glossary before training schedules are filled. > More on e-learning on the Mindflash blog. > Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Mindflash. Trainers will often identify whether an individual has completed level one of a technical program before moving to level two — but just as often they fail to go back to basics of cataloging employee knowledge before training begins. Big mistake — here’s a personal tale that explains why. Words Around the World.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] The Campus Computing Project (US)
    The US Campus Computing Project also provides the foundation for affiliated research projects in other nations, including Brazil (University of Sao Paulo), China (Peking University), Hong Kong (University of Hong Kong), and South Korea (Ewha Woman?s Link to Computing Project "Begun in 1990, The Campus Computing Project is the largest continuing study of the role of information technology in American higher education. University). learning
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2007
    [Providers] Virtual Instructional Designer
    The purpose of the VID is to provide 24/7 desktop access for faculty to instructional design assistance on the process of developing online instruction or courses. Click here to visit/register Virtual Instructional Designer "The Virtual Instructional Designer (VID) is a Learning Anytime Anywhere Partnership (LAAP) grant-funded project to create a Web-based performance tool for post-secondary faculty designing Web-based distance courses. Excellent for SMEs (Facilitators, tutors, lecturers, etc.) and Instructional Designers! Register now! It's Free!). instructional design
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] 50 Ideas + 15 tools for Free (or low cost) E-Learning
    Also, it provides many useful ideas to fuel our minds on thinking wiser in terms of e-learning implementation, usage and practice. Link to free white paper:50 Ideas for Free E-Learning (PDF, 658 KB. By Matthew Fox at Kineo) "Matthew Fox at Kineo reviews 15 free or low cost tools and gives 50 ideas on how to use them in your own organization." An excellent 58 page free article or white paper worth reading (or at least browse through). Who said that e-learning needs to be time consuming or expensive? Who came up with that funny term " White paper "? Another funny one is "Blue Print".
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Crash Course in Learning Theory
    Link to Crash Course in Learning Theory A mind-awakening and excellent article providing many useful tips and techniques on how to create engaging, enjoyable, relevant and memorable learning experiences and environments! ".This This is not a comprehensive look at the state of learning theory today, but it does include almost everything we think about in creating our books. And although it's geared toward blogs/writing virtually everything in here applies regardless of how you deliver the learning--you can easily adapt it to presentations, user documentation, or classroom learning.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2007
    [Providers] Global Educator.com (Founding Editor: Graeme Hart)
    Their philosophy is to provide a free service for web users. Link to GlobalEducator.com GlobalEducator.com is building the world's largest listings of reviewed resources for Global Education professionals. Since launching in April 2003, there have been over 90,000 visitor sessions and 55,000 article downloads. The newsletter and new articles are published on the 1st Monday of each month. They raise revenue by charging a nominal fee for listings in the monthly mailout and sponsor logos on the home page. OER/FREE
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Encouraging Interaction in Online Classes
    Instructional strategies and insights which can promote interaction and authentic educational online experiences: Promote Critical Thinking (Be) Relevant and Engaging Lectures Biographical Posts (instructor and students share biographical posts) Positive Affirmation of Student Work Integrate Stories into the Class Discussions Provide Students with Flexibility.The wise instructor will offer emotional support at times and there will be other moments when students will need an intellectual challenge. Link to article (By Brent Muirhead) ".Instructional Papers teaching and learning
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Guidelines for Establishing Interactivity in Online Courses
    Providing ample resources without overloading or confusing students. Link to article (By Mark Mabrito. You need to subscribe to Innovate to view this article, but it is free) "Establishing fruitful interaction in online courses is a persistent challenge. Mark Mabrito shares his personal practices with readers, outlining the tools and policies he has used to enhance interactivity with students, among students, and between students and course content. Mabrito explores the fine lines that instructors must walk: Encouraging participation without being overbearing.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2007
    [Providers] Categories of eLearning (By George Siemens)
    Communities themselves can also provide a feedback loop to courses, work-based learning, and the knowledge management system. Link to article (Please read this article ) "This paper attempts to present the categories, not procedures, of the elearning field. The categories of elearning: Courses Informal learning Blended learning Communities Knowledge management Networked learning Work-based learning (EPSS) These various learning categories do not need to function in isolation. complex learning implementation will certainly incorporate different facets of elearning. learning Papers
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] The Campus Computing Project (US)
    The US Campus Computing Project also provides the foundation for affiliated research projects in other nations, including Brazil (University of Sao Paulo), China (Peking University), Hong Kong (University of Hong Kong), and South Korea (Ewha Woman?s Link to Computing Project "Begun in 1990, The Campus Computing Project is the largest continuing study of the role of information technology in American higher education. University).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2007
    [Providers] Virtual Instructional Designer
    The purpose of the VID is to provide 24/7 desktop access for faculty to instructional design assistance on the process of developing online instruction or courses. Click here to visit/register Virtual Instructional Designer "The Virtual Instructional Designer (VID) is a Learning Anytime Anywhere Partnership (LAAP) grant-funded project to create a Web-based performance tool for post-secondary faculty designing Web-based distance courses. Excellent for SMEs (Facilitators, tutors, lecturers, etc.) and Instructional Designers! Register now! It's Free!).
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] 50 Ideas + 15 tools for Free (or low cost) E-Learning
    Also, it provides many useful ideas to fuel our minds on thinking wiser in terms of e-learning implementation, usage and practice. Link to free white paper:50 Ideas for Free E-Learning (PDF, 658 KB. By Matthew Fox at Kineo) "Matthew Fox at Kineo reviews 15 free or low cost tools and gives 50 ideas on how to use them in your own organization." An excellent 58 page free article or white paper worth reading (or at least browse through). Who said that e-learning needs to be time consuming or expensive? Who came up with that funny term " White paper "? Another funny one is "Blue Print".
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Crash Course in Learning Theory
    Link to Crash Course in Learning Theory A mind-awakening and excellent article providing many useful tips and techniques on how to create engaging, enjoyable, relevant and memorable learning experiences and environments! ".This This is not a comprehensive look at the state of learning theory today, but it does include almost everything we think about in creating our books. And although it's geared toward blogs/writing virtually everything in here applies regardless of how you deliver the learning--you can easily adapt it to presentations, user documentation, or classroom learning.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2007
    [Providers] Global Educator.com (Founding Editor: Graeme Hart)
    Their philosophy is to provide a free service for web users. Link to GlobalEducator.com GlobalEducator.com is building the world's largest listings of reviewed resources for Global Education professionals. Since launching in April 2003, there have been over 90,000 visitor sessions and 55,000 article downloads. The newsletter and new articles are published on the 1st Monday of each month. They raise revenue by charging a nominal fee for listings in the monthly mailout and sponsor logos on the home page.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Encouraging Interaction in Online Classes
    Instructional strategies and insights which can promote interaction and authentic educational online experiences: Promote Critical Thinking (Be) Relevant and Engaging Lectures Biographical Posts (instructor and students share biographical posts) Positive Affirmation of Student Work Integrate Stories into the Class Discussions Provide Students with Flexibility.The wise instructor will offer emotional support at times and there will be other moments when students will need an intellectual challenge. Link to article (By Brent Muirhead) ".Instructional
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Guidelines for Establishing Interactivity in Online Courses
    Providing ample resources without overloading or confusing students. Link to article (By Mark Mabrito. You need to subscribe to Innovate to view this article, but it is free) "Establishing fruitful interaction in online courses is a persistent challenge. Mark Mabrito shares his personal practices with readers, outlining the tools and policies he has used to enhance interactivity with students, among students, and between students and course content. Mabrito explores the fine lines that instructors must walk: Encouraging participation without being overbearing.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2007
    [Providers] Categories of eLearning (By George Siemens)
    Communities themselves can also provide a feedback loop to courses, work-based learning, and the knowledge management system. Link to article (Please read this article ) "This paper attempts to present the categories, not procedures, of the elearning field. The categories of elearning: Courses Informal learning Blended learning Communities Knowledge management Networked learning Work-based learning (EPSS) These various learning categories do not need to function in isolation. complex learning implementation will certainly incorporate different facets of elearning.
  • LEARNING CONVERSATIONS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
    [Providers] Why would anyone want to buy IT training?
    That can be solved through providing resources and allowing users to raise questions of other users. Provide tools to the champions to enable them to share their knowledge quickly and easily. Provide a support forum, or helpdesk tool, where users can ask questions. Provide a support-desk, who's function is to answer the support forum. Provide a way for users to subscribe to new knowledgebase articles. Provide questions for managers to use in their regular one-to-ones with staff that help to move people on in their use of the new software.
  • WONDERFUL BRAIN  |  SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2011
    [Providers] PLAY ME or TRADE ME
    The player cannot improve his skills by playing every day, nor can he provide a resume of accomplishments trying to make the roster of the next team. I’m writing this preamble dockside on a lake in Maine, early morning sunshine firing diamonds of light off the water. The temperature is mild and the bugs have yet to arrive for their fleshy feast. I’m in a good frame of mind–no curmugeonly thoughts or clever bon mots at the ready. All is tranquil. And listen, I don’t have much cushioning up there so this is a dangerous behavior! Astounding, but true. So, a double loss.
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009
    [Providers] Capture that E-learning Demo 3: Captivate and Camtasia
    In the previous two blog posts, I outlined – at a very high level - some of the features and functionality of TechSmith Camtasia Studio and Adobe Captivate, and in today’s post I will provide a. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more.
  • 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.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
    [Providers] Top 25 LMS Rankings on GetApp: Where does Mindflash Rank?
    The LMS rankings are just one of many rankings provided by GetApp – the company have generously created such rankings for each of their numerous categories of apps that they list on their website. As you can see from the graphic above, GetApp report our LMS to excel in the areas of user reviews and mobile apps – a testament to our continuous work on providing a system that is: Highly intuitive for users in a wide range of distinct industries. Author bio: Jordan Bradley works for High Speed Training (HST), a fully accredited specialist eLearning course provider based in the UK.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
    [Providers] Top 25 LMS Rankings on GetApp: Where does Mindflash Rank?
    The LMS rankings are just one of many rankings provided by GetApp – the company have generously created such rankings for each of their numerous categories of apps that they list on their website. As you can see from the graphic above, GetApp report our LMS to excel in the areas of user reviews and mobile apps – a testament to our continuous work on providing a system that is: Highly intuitive for users in a wide range of distinct industries. Author bio: Jordan Bradley works for High Speed Training (HST), a fully accredited specialist eLearning course provider based in the UK.
  • GRAM CONSULTING  |  MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010
    [Providers] Leadership Development in a Learning 2.0 World
    are a natural fit for the learning needs of managers and leaders and provide the learning function with an opportunity for real innovation in leadership development practices. This session will provide an overview of the key concepts, strategies and tools to help transform leadership development practices for the emerging learning 2.0 Last week  I presented a session titled Leadership Development in a Learning 2.0 World at the CSTD 2010 National Symposium. Here is the description of the session from the conference program: Leadership Development in a Learning 2.0 World. world.
  • MINDMARKER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015
    [Providers] Reinforcement’s Impact on Your Training and Development Program
    Feedback loops  – Give your managers and trainers a way to provide feedback on the program. There’s nothing more frustrating than implementing a new training solution and not being able to track the impact it has on your training. I’ve had my share of training issues in the past. I can tell you that nothing is worse than a training program with no measurable impact on behavior. But how do you make your training and development more effective without spending countless hours redesigning the course? Reinforcement. Judo and Reinforcement. Creating Effective Reinforcement Programs.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009
    [Providers] Your Top 10 Videos (That Inspire Us To Rethink The Way We Learn)?
    Equally important, it serves to motivate district level leaders to provide teachers with the tools and training to do so. Starting point - 80+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy My Top 10 List (Vote or rearrange according to.) THINKING I was last night exploring Dr. Alec Couros amazing list of videos for Tech. & Media Literacy , and then an idea popped in my wondering mind. Ironically and sadly, many of us are still trying to persuade our dear fellow educators to rethink the way we educate and learn (even until today! Let's face it, not all of us can inspire like Obama. Thank you!
  • MARCIA CONNER  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2008
    [Providers] Origami Fish Fun
    Corbis sent me a wonderful email advertising their royalty free photographs and providing me with beautifully illustrated instructions on how to create an origami fish. Although my toddler son is too young for the folding process, we're going to stow it away for another time. Maybe your son or daughter (or sister
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
    [Providers] Managing Subject Matter Expert Engagement via Project Momentum
    Samuel Backarach Samuel Backarach (see his blog here ) has provided a model to help manage momentum and, when combined with my factors, should help to keep the SME on your side. Are you providing a project team site so all members are copied in and deadlines and documents are posted in a central location? I have been laboring …writing my dissertation chapters for the last seven months. My topic: What Factors Enable Collaboration between the SME and the IDD teams? Suddenly. Brainstorm! realized that my Ph.D. dissertation project has its own project momentum. This goes both ways.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013
    [Providers] MOWAA and Digitec Interactive Partner to Deliver LMS to Nutrition Professionals
    Digitec Interactive is pleased to announce its partnership with the Meals On Wheels Association of America to provide a new online portal, accessible through Digitec’s Knowledge Direct® association learning management system (LMS). Collectively, these programs are serving approximately one million meals daily to our nation’s seniors, either by delivering meals directly to the home of a senior whose mobility is limited – commonly referred to as Meals on Wheels – or by providing meals in a group setting, such as those served in a senior center. Bio Latest Posts. Amy received a B.A.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010
    [Providers] HE Summit Keynote: Prof. Pillai
    The challenge is to provide firstly, access (GER – Gross Enrolment Ratio – is 12% of 18-24 age group, world average is 23%); secondly, the quality of teaching learning is a bottleneck – if it improves, the GER will go up – this will improve by enhancing the domain knowledge of the teacher; technology cannot teach, teachers can. We must provide the appreciation and knowledge of ICT but also provide the best content. HE cannot be separated from other types of education. ICT@Schools and National Mission on Education are two important initiatives.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2009
    [Providers] Pilots for feedback
    The primary goals are to provide consistent navigation across ALL pages across the site (which may prove to be a minor miracle in and of itself) and to provide tools to the content owners that allow them to edit their site with a minimum amount of coding. From the pilot, I hope to glean the following information: - Does the order of the training make sense? - Did I provide the right model? Yup - as has been the habit I have dropped off the face of the blogging earth after the round of conferences. Being in the weeds on a major project had a lot to do with it. Wish me luck
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2009
    [Providers] The Year of the Network
    Actually - I find myself rather pleased with my progress: - Didn't freak about shrinking deadlines - Made a more concerted effort to involve stakeholders early in the process - Provided drafts early during each project - which dramatically cut my development time and allowed the stakeholders to SEE what I am talking about. Macro post , the increase in conversation between the Tweeters and the retweets /links provided by people I follow have made the space more valuable to me. I've been thinking about Janet's post - Five Ways I hope NOT to screw up 2009. For the first time.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2008
    [Providers] Sometimes, the subject makes no sense.
    The only reason why I think this is because my manager has been certified in this beast (that shall not be named) and ran into some of the same issues in the instructor-led training and the materials she was provided. The training provided lots of examples, but the only thread holding them together was that they were IT projects. This would have been provided by the context above. Did I ever tell you I love intelligent comments by non-anonymous people? RE: Wendy's Rant My guess is that the course authors did not understand the subject. Mark Frank I think that's part of it.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2007
    [Providers] Disconnecting Input and Output
    You have to input separate clinic notes, patient letters, and provider letters. Oftentimes, the production of patient letters and provider letters is left to the administrative staff. What this means: I can enter the information on the clinic visit once (history, problems, medications, orders, assessment, plan, etc) and produce multiple outputs at the same time (a chart note, a letter to the referring provider, a letter to the patient, etc). These were called clinical notes. The doctors refer to these clinical notes to treat patients. The paybacks, though, will be worth it.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007
    [Providers] Week 1 Day 4 - The Freaks and Procrastinators
    So we decided to set aside one room to make sure all of our providers got through the training. We also decided to separate our more advanced providers from the staffers. There are 2 goals to the trainings that the Clinical Director for Medicine and I are designing for the 2nd week. 1) Make sure that the support staff is comfortable with some of the new tasks that the doctors may generate as a result of the new features. 2) Make sure they know enough about what the providers are being taught that they can help them in the clinic. more rooms accounted for.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2007
    [Providers] Support Day 1 - Did it stick?
    The providers I worked with yesterday were out the door on time. Some of the providers in that department took the opportunity to lash out at the contract trainer who was providing support for the area. I went into Monday morning with dread. Gearing myself up for the inevitable pull from multiple directions and the wrath of frustrated people. We had some technical issues in the morning, but it was otherwise uneventful. Even happier - people generally remembered what we showed them in training. The biggest thing they seemed to forget was where to add information.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
    [Providers] Would You Get Your Boss Promoted?
    Dan provides useful insight. I have never come across a post that talks about getting your boss promoted. So this post by Dan McCarthy is a refreshing change. We don’t seem to like our bosses, managers are always complete nincompoops, idiots who seem to have gotten where they are because of anything but competence. Everyone rushes to the ‘rescue’ of the poor worker from the clutches of the incompetent ‘manager’. So why would you even want to think about getting your boss promoted? Be damn good at your job. 2. Support your manager behind his/her back. 3. Give feedback to your manager.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2008
    [Providers] Building a Performance Bank Account
    But more importantly, if you take longer to understand the task, or are faltering initially, the past performance bank account provides the cushion of tolerance and the much required support. A recent situation in workplace made me think about the importance of building a performance bank account on lines of emotional bank account. Or perhaps performance bank account is a subset of emotional bank account. When you join a new organization, the organization’s evaluation of your skills is based on the few interactions had during the interview.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2008
    [Providers] Telepresence
    Digital Video Enterprises (DVE) is another telepresence provider using similar technology for their seamless tele-immersion room. In the many blogs that I follow, much is being discussed about the use of virtual worlds for learning and game-based immersive learning. Now imagine if virtual world had not the avtars or characters, but real people interacting. Imagine what this would do to education and training. This isn’t a new story but I didn’t find this mentioned on the various blogs I follow. See the video of the presentation below.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009
    [Providers] Learn and Lead
    You can receive email updates of new posts by providing your email address below. When I first started this blog I wasn’t sure specifically what I would write about but I knew it would be about my area of work. And so I named the blog to cover almost everything: ‘Life, the Universe and Everything about eLearning and Content Development’. About year into blogging, I realized that I was writing about more than just eLearning. wrote mostly about Learning. My blog will now be “ Learn and Lead ”. For one, the name is shorter and hopefully easier to remember. So wish the new name good luck.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2009
    [Providers] Why an Updated LinkedIn Profile is Important
    Please do provide some introduction about yourself in your initial connecting message. I recently discovered how I can effectively use LinkedIn to find potential candidates for recruitment. simply update my status message with what I am looking for and get responses from interested candidates. Okay, I know this isn’t really new but hey, it’s new for me. Anyway this post isn’t about this discovery of mine. received a few responses to my status updates. These were from people I know and have worked with in the past. Lost opportunity! Include your achievements too.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Providers] Are MOOCs the Future of Online Education?
    Edx: 20: number of schools partnered in Edx, an online non-profit provider started by Harvard and MIT founded in 2013. Provide a solution to overcrowding. Source: BestCollegesOnline.org. What’s at stake?: $400 billion: amount of money spent annually in U.S. on universities . The $400 billion represents: more than the annual revenues of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter combined. Every educational institution wants a piece of that pie. MOOCs could jeopardize that. The World Wide U. 10 million: estimated number of students who have taken at least one MOOC.
  • ANCILE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015
    [Providers] Improving Worker Performance and Change
    On the positive side, new advances in technology provide numerous ways for people to access information. Change is a constant in every business. New innovations and changes in technology present both opportunities and challenges for a technology company. But increasingly we see and hear people express the opinion that they are being bombarded with information and overwhelmed by the need to constantly stay connected. The challenge: How can organizations better manage this dynamic? To learn the key to a successful transformation, read the article
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
    [Providers] Cliff Atkinson’s Beyond Bullet Points
    The book provides a balance of theory and practical how-to advice, answering the question “why do I need to do this?” and then “how do I do this.” He provides storyboard templates to help you create your initial structure, tips for writing and weaving a compelling story throughout. I’ve been slowly making my way through Cliff Atkinson’s Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 to create presentations that inform, motivate, and inspire. While it’s geared toward the live, stand-up presentation (e.g., Mayer, Ed., Have you read this book?
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
    [Providers] So how are people really using the iPad?
    It provides some insights into the uses early adopters are finding for their iPads and the effect this is having on competitive devices: The iPad was initially positioned as a device for reading, watching videos and web browsing. When you consider the ubiquity of the iPod and the number of iPhone and MacBook users out there, this is providing Apple with a host of new potential customers for their other products. Only 28% of prospective purchasers said their main use would be playing games. Surprising was that, for 37% of respondents, the iPad was their first Apple purchase.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2009
    [Providers] Brain rule #6
    Provide opportunities for reflection and/or discussion immediately following new learning. Limit the amount of new information that you provide in one session. Rule 6: Remember to repeat This chapter of John Medina's book focuses on long-term memory and the processes required if learning is to be lasting. Here are a few highlights: Working memory has a limited capacity and a limited duration. If the information is not transformed into a more durable form, it will soon disappear. Thinking or talking about an event immediately after it has occurred enhances memory for that event.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2008
    [Providers] Blended learning supports Xerox rollout
    Support provided by floor walkers, help desks, a software practice environment, electronic materials and highly realistic software simulations. It was interesting that Assima was able to provide support for much of the blend - the supply of tools, content creation and face-to-face delivery. Tempted by breakfast at a top London hotel, I sat in this morning on an interesting case study presentation delivered jointly by IT training specialists Assima and corporate giant Xerox. I'm not sure the same is true for classroom specialists. pity the poorer organisations.
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