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  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
    [Providers] Social Networking
    The article tells us that various players are adding social networking features to their sites: A broad array of online players, from major media companies like Viacom to e-commerce providers such as eBay, are adding networking features to their online destinations, letting users create detailed Web identities, connect with people over common interests, share content, and, above all, socialize. But, if your content or your audience is particularly passionate, you really need to consider providing the capability. how is this new? Granted they are being enhanced, but still.
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
    [Providers] Gamification Whistle Stop
    In addition to providing advice on what to do, Karl also has some cautions regarding the issues that may be created if we  incorporate some elements without incorporating others, or don’t pay careful attention to how certain elements are used. Welcome to today’s stop on Karl Kapp’s Gamification book tour. In The Gamification of Learning and Instruction , Karl effectively cuts through the hype about gaming and lays out strategies that can allow learning professionals to understand how to use the power of games to improve learning. Nice job, Karl! Book Discussions
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
    [Providers] Recharging
    Unlike our electronic devices, which seem to thrive quietly in the dark just taking in the energy needed to be powered up for the day ahead, we need people to provide that electric spark that allows us to kick it into high gear. Every night, I plug in all of my electronic contraptions so that they can be freshly charged and ready to go for the undoubtedly busy day ahead. only wish charging my own batteries was that simple. Not so. More than one speaker over the course of the conference emphasized the need to put our electronic devices aside and engage more deeply with one another.
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
    [Providers] Recharging
    Unlike our electronic devices, which seem to thrive quietly in the dark just taking in the energy needed to be powered up for the day ahead, we need people to provide that electric spark that allows us to kick it into high gear. Every night, I plug in all of my electronic contraptions so that they can be freshly charged and ready to go for the undoubtedly busy day ahead. only wish charging my own batteries was that simple. Not so. More than one speaker over the course of the conference emphasized the need to put our electronic devices aside and engage more deeply with one another.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010
    [Providers] Instructional Design for Virtual Worlds
    Provide Minimal Guidelines : Karl and Tony explain it like this: “If you provide the right context and the right guidelines, people will learn from each other from the environment, and from the immersive experience.&#. Allow Opportunities to Demonstrate Learning : Take advantage of the ability to practice skills in the realistic environment a virtual world can provide. Build in Incentives : We can learn from game developers to provide incentives that keep learners motivated. Welcome to stop #10 on the blog book tour for Learning in 3D! What do you think?
  • GEENIO  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] How Modern Trends Impact E-Learning Courses
    Not everyone knows that game elements provided by a service may not only be useless, but may also harm the learning process. All these concerns made the decision very simple - just provide the product via SaaS. by Michael Treser The last few years have drastically changed the approach to how people interact with e-learning courses and how those courses are created. Modern trends supported by public opinion push e-learning authors towards producing something that is absolutely beyond our understanding about regular online courses. That’s why we built the Pathboard. Gamification.
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012
    [Providers] Vote for…Better Courses!
    That comment might have elicited a smirk, but I mean they have the ability to tell a story to provide context so that we can more easily understand their platform and views. But regardless of how you voted, remember that each candidate provides something we can learn from. I’m sitting in my office right now, working on an e-learning course with Election Day coverage on the TV. This got me thinking about how great our country is. We get the option to have our voice heard and our vote counted, which many find inspiring and motivating. The same is true in e-learning!
  • EJ4 ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
    [Providers] 5 Simple Tips For Creating Unforgettable Training Content
    Provide an easy metaphor. A training program can only be considered effective if employees apply the new behaviors or skills they’ve learned in the workplace. Studies have found that up to 90% of new skills are lost within a year and so, by that benchmark, a lot of corporate training is ineffective. Highly successful programs do exist though. One of the main ingredients that separates truly effective training from what amounts to corporate busy work is a strategy for getting employees to remember and use their training to the point where it becomes habit. In short, training has to stick.
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2010
    [Providers] Integrated Learnings Blog now on eLearning Learning
    It provides an excellent one-stop resource for current ideas and techniques in eLearning theory, design, and development. We started the Integrated Learnings: eLearning blog last year with the idea of writing simple, but informative, posts about eLearning design and development. Our topics rotate between learning theory refreshers and step-by-step techniques for popular eLearning authoring tools (Lectora, Captivate, Articulate, and others). Our one rule is that the topics have to relate to eLearning. Anything else goes on our other blog, Shared Learning. Thank you, readers!)
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2007
    [Providers] Blogging as Therapy
    Timothy Johnson at Carpe Factum , in his response to why he blogs, said the following: Blogging has provided me with great therapy. Instead of internalizing the frustrating individuals, companies, and projects around me, they now become fair game for blog fodder. And I have to admit, there is so much inspiration out there for writing. One reason why Dilbert is so popular. On a certain level, this is why I started blogging - the need to share my experience in hopes that it helps someone else. Or, at least, not feel so alone. The bloggosphere has served as better therapy than any shrink.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2007
    [Providers] Good to Great
    Admittedly - the series is a long advertisement for his book - but the case studies he provides (Southwest, Starbucks, the Dallas Police Department) confirms some of my thoughts about management: - The importance of the right people in the right places - The need to confront brutal facts - Why charismatic leaders shouldn't be trusted - The importance of planning (more of an underlying theme rather than something Mr. Collins overtly discusses in the documentary). I'm currently sitting with my computer working (again) on a weekend. Training documents requiring rewrites surround me.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2007
    [Providers] Week 2 Day 3 - Mucky Muck Visit 1
    The advanced provider classes started to get crowded and we had more takers for Basics. Example: Module 1) Refills entered by staff and authorized by provider. Module 2)Refills entered by staff and authorized by physician assistant - reassigned to the provider if there is a variable out of protocol. Module 3) Refills entered by Physician Assistant or Provider. The Director of Training from the vendor came to visit us today and observe the classes. For whatever reason - I found myself to be INCREDIBLY nervous. One person here, two there.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2005
    [Providers] Paradigm war
    And yet, without some common understanding, how can we expect to bring managers, learners and, most importantly, the training and teaching professions, with us in making the most of the opportunities provided by new technology. Paradigm two scores because it mixes self-study and collaborative learning and provides the learner with continuous support. What it doesn't do is provide the sort of live, real-time experience that learners are used to in the classroom. Five years on and we're no nearer to obtaining a common understanding of the term e-learning.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2007
    [Providers] e-Learning and the Science of Instruction
    Questions that ask the learner to merely recognise or recall information previously provided in the training will not promote learning that trasfers to the job. Make sparing use of links that take the learner away from the current screen or which provide the primary means of access to important elements of the course (because most learners will regard these as peripheral). Provide advice to help learners make decisions about what to do next. Use course maps to provide an overview and orient learners. Enough disclaimers. which require time to process. I'm with him
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
    [Providers] Reflection: My Mobile-Phone Journey
    Probably, yes, providing it get’s a better camera. I graduated from Kingston University in 1996 with a well earned 2:2 degree (I could’ve done better, but didn’t!). By the end of 1996 I had a decent (and stable) enough salary to afford a monthly contract and got my first mobile phone. spent at least 3 months reading magazines, trawling the shops, picking up the handsets and talking to the sales assistants (can I call them that these days?) It was small, easy to carry in all sorts of pockets, had an amazing 120 hour standby time so I charged it perhaps once a week.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015
    [Providers] #ContentStrategy #MOOC Wk 6 – Measuring Your Content’s Engagement
    The MOOC also provides the ability to download this Take Back To Work Toolkit as well as all the videos. All three platforms that I used (Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube) provided ‘search’ functionality so I was able to easily use search terms to home in on tweets, updates and videos that related to this assignment. If you’ve not read my Week 1 post from this series, you may want to read it prior to this post… I plan to blog my way through, initially this MOOC, and in time through t he whole specialisation. This weeks theme. Key takeaway(s). This weeks theme.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010
    [Providers] Shades of green
    Since those values provide the context for how the company operates in the marketplace, any ignorance of them is – at best – unprofessional, but probably more accurately, incompetent. Environmental sustainability. It’s a term that seems to be bandied around a lot lately. Many companies have it stated as one of their “core values&# – but do they really mean it? It’s easy to display the words on your website, print them out on a pretty brochure, and even rattle them off during an induction. In other words, to walk the talk. Academic insight. My take. The thin green line.
  • PARADISO  |  TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016
    [Providers] Read This! Before Choosing an LMS For Multi-Platform Online Courses
    These devices provide them with instant access to the happenings around the world. Before you narrow down on an elearning  platform, you have to ensure that they provide enterprise-grade data security measures. You should be asking about the encryption and security protocols that the LMS provider has in place to protect your sensitive information. You can go one step ahead to have a look at the reviews from the current or past clients of the chosen LMS provider to get their viewpoint on the LMS safety measures they provide. What you Should Do? Our Take.
  • GEENIO  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015
    [Providers] Getting To Know ADDIE: Part 5 – Evaluation
    Carrying out evaluation following the Kirkpatrick model is time-consuming and not always cheap, but it provides valuable insight into whether it is worthwhile to continue a training program and whether it will deliver the expected results and earn back the money spent on it, so that you can make the correct choice. Wow, we’ve come a long way! We started our journey by studying the target audience, formulating the learning goals, and performing technical analysis. We then proceeded to choosing the format of the course and developing the educational strategy. Small Group Evaluation.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
    [Providers] Podcast Ep29 – Jo Cook. Live and Online.
    I talk to Jo Cook (@LightbulbJo) about her journey into the world of live, online facilitation and she provides us with a unique insight from a COLF facilitator. Listening time: 26 mins. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Music Source. Blog COLF Podcast Slider Jo Cook LPI
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
    [Providers] SPBT Webinar Resources
    Games provide feedback and corrective information to learners seamlessly. Here are the resources from today’s SPBT webinar titled “ Gamification of Learning and Instruction: What Research tells Us About 3D Avatars, Storytelling & Serious Games for Learning &#. Here is a description of the event: Transfer of knowledge is key to any learning initiative, including training sales professionals. In the end, the learning will be more memorable and the results more impressive. Different types of games can be leveraged to teach different types of content. 2006). 2005). 2009).
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2008
    [Providers] Invest 45 minutes in PowerPoint!
    Alvin Trusty, Director of Educational Technology at The University of Findlay in Ohio has provided his recorded presentation from the eTechOhio conference of 2008. In the same vein as my ‘Life by Powerpoint’ blog post from last year, I have stumbled across another excellent demonstration of useful ways to make PowerPoint presentations less boring for students. It’s 45 minutes long. But wait… I know exactly what you’re going to say here. Eric… I can’t waste 45 minutes watching a PowerPoint presentation on the web. BORING! Then leave me a comment below. want to know
  • ATD LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Providers] Curation: A Core Competency for Learning Professionals
    This week we're going to explore filtering further, and explain how learning professionals will provide filtering. In my first two posts for Learning Circuits, I explored how I use Twitter as a professional development tool, and last week we looked at Filtering: A Challenge and Responsibility for Learning Professionals. Click here to read full version
  • GEENIO  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015
    [Providers] Getting to know ADDIE. Part 2 - Design
    Providing timely feedback on the completed tasks is equally important - it helps the learners better understand the material and hone their skills. In the previous instalment we took our first look at the ADDIE principles. We learned its general characteristics, considered its advantages and disadvantages, and also discussed at length the first stage of the ADDIE methodology - Analysis. In this instalment we will tell you about Design, the second stage of the ADDIE methodology. All the requisite data is gathered during the analysis stage. Choose the learning strategy. Practice.
  • GEENIO  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
    [Providers] Storyboarding: Key Point Of Success In Collaborative Course Authoring
    When working on a nonlinear course, it always pays to provide a detailed description of all possible transitions - what page the learner will be redirected to after encountering the nonlinear portion of the course, and under what circumstances. In part 1 of the article we took a look at storyboards, their purpose, and the best ways to start working with them. Today I will give you some advice regarding best storyboard creation practices, and also explain in what situations you will be best served to not use them. Lucky for you, they are a pretty cool bunch, and are ready to share.
  • GEENIO  |  SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2015
    [Providers] True/False Questions: Getting Them Right
    However, in fact, the chances of getting a passing grade while relying purely on guesswork are slim, provided that the test contains a sufficient number of questions. True/false questions are well suited for the assessment of both the learner’s retention of specific information from a course and their general understanding of the material. learner can answer a large number of true/false questions within a short period of time. This enables you to cover a wide area of knowledge and test for understanding of every significant point even if you are on a tight schedule.
  • LEARNING ROCKS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015
    [Providers] Elearning. L&D's hard to kick habit?
    But go to an off the shelf provider, or indeed, some bespoke elearning design companies, and something constrained by some or all of these vestiges of a time since past will be what you get. I was talking about elearning design with a colleague recently and we wondered briefly what constraints we had on ourselves that we ourselves imposed. Scrolling seems so self-evidently the right solution to lots of text, yet lots of authoring tools are predicated on a fixed screen format of design that not simply encourages the text 'n next approach to learning design. They won't say anything.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2009
    [Providers] The power of pictures
    In contrast, a concise infographic provides only the important information. Those guys need the detail, and text is usually the most efficient way of providing it. Use one to replace wads of text. • An infographic is a concise means of delivering the key concepts to novice students. • An infographic can provide experts-to-be with an initial conceptual framework, which can subsequently be “filled in&# with further detail. Pictures… Diagrams… Charts… They don’t just look pretty. For example, how would you explain the GFC to your colleagues?
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2009
    [Providers] Iconoclasm 2.0
    Steven Bradley provides an enjoyable review of some of the negative sentiment out there that’s brooding over social media icons. Social media provides them with an opportunity for promotion. These catch-all icons allow me to provide access to dozens of popular social media sites without having to list each and every one up front. I’ve been seeing a lot more social media icons on websites these days, and you may have noticed that I’ve recently added a few to this blog. However, not everyone shares my view. Quality. Social media can help them do that. P.P.S.
  • JOITSKE HULSEBOSCH ELEARNING  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016
    [Providers] Shoot your own videos - beyond the talking head
    Shoot a talking head video but provide some context before and after the talking head (as in the video above with Bart) Use existing footage with and voice over Screen Cast with a screencast program like Screencast-o-Matic record a powerpoint to tell your story Use a series of pictures and tell your story Work with images. Wednesday I participated in the LOSmakers meetup. The LOSmakers are a group of people interested in learning & social media. Cycling through the rain to the station got me soaked 4 times, but worth it, it was a very inspiring meeting. elearning video
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2009
    [Providers] What are the Results of Following an Instructional Design Process?
    What are the Results of Good ID While informal learning is all the rage and provides a number of benefits like speed and peer-to-peer interaction and exchanges of information, good, sound instructional systems design is still necessary. systematic approach provides good sound instruction and promotes learning and knowledge acquisition. Following a specific process for the development of all learning modules provides consistency between various courses developed by various instructors/designers. Many benefits can be obtain by following an instructional design model.
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2008
    [Providers] Games that Social Network Members Can Play. Training please?
    Please share the links if you know of sites that provide games as part of social learning. Mytopia [link] is a site where social network members can play games. Ray Jimenez, PhD www.vignettestraining.com "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com
  • THE LEARNING CIRCUITS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2006
    [Providers] Teaching Simulation users to do their own After Action Review
    At the end of each play of SimuLearn's Virtual Leader, a student see a series of charts that provide reflections on his or her performance. Here is a piece that we created to help students evaluate their own performance
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
    [Providers] Outsource Training to Customers
    Many of these accountants already provided training to their end customers, so providing training to other accountants was an easy extension. The Business of Learning (see Free Online Conference – Future of Learning with Recordings Here ) event went really well. One of the really interesting ideas came from Allessandria Polizzi who is Group Manager for Accountant Training & Relations at Intuit. Her role is to make sure that accountants are trained on the Quickbook products. This includes a varied mix of solutions - webinars, seminars, self-paced eLearning.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2007
    [Providers] Horizontal Learning
    If we are providing an LMS and thinking we are providing a good learning support mechanism, I think we are deluding ourselves. Interesting post. Horizontal technologies for learning. In the eLearning sector many vendors have created eLearning solutions primarily for educational institutions. These technologies are supposedly designed for learning but that is not true. These technologies are institution-centric and vertical by nature. The concept of Learning Management System (LMS) was wrongly named. Does a Learner WANT an LMS? ). Surprise. No hands. Quite true. and eLearning 2.0
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014
    [Providers] Creating an HTML link in a LEGEND game type
    By using tinyurl.com, we shortened it to 26 characters – a big difference! 2) Use the code we provide below, inserting your URL and any unique direction to your users.  Here’s your steps: 1) Locate the URL you want to incorporate into the game question. If your URL is long, shorten it. The characters in the code string count against the total number of characters you can have in the question. Free services exist that enable you to shorten the URL address. TinyURL.com is one to try. You enter your URL  and it spits out a shortened code for you to use.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Legend or Quest? Choosing the right game type for your needs (part 1 – Quest)
    Each type provides an engaging game experience for learners so what’s the difference between them. This This personality is reflected in the feedback the Guru provides to the player during game play. More intensive feedback – feedback is provided after every question, every level, and every World in the game.  t. A “standings” page that is less focused on competition and more focused on communicating who is doing what in the game. This blog post focuses on Quest. Here’s a bullet point list of the features unique to quest: IE8 is NOT supported.
  • TRINA RIMMER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
    [Providers] Why My 8-Year Old May Be Smarter Than Your HR Dept.
    As L&D struggles to provide access to meaningful opportunities and tools, we always need to keep realistic expectations for our audience in mind. Like many 8-year old girls my daughter Hayden is fascinated, even obsessed with horses. Because we live in the ‘burbs in a cookie-cutter master-planned no horses allowed kinda community, the odds of her getting a horse of her own are nil. Hayden understands the practical barriers to horse ownership, but the heart wants what it wants. She relentlessly pursued them with curry comb in hand to brush their pathetic excuses for manes.
  • ELEARNINGPOST  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009
    [Providers] Academic Earth
    Now they should provide an iTunes link or an iPhone app. Academic Earth - video lectures from the world's top scholars. They even have an entire course in psychology. via elearnspace
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Providers] Taking Advantage of Opportunities
    Beyond providing a page that combines all of the training resources available to our division, we are also using this as a prototype for a University-wide training portal. The 7 minute video below provides a walkthrough of the portal. Our Enterprise SWAT Team Lead has started an Innovation Forum within our division. During one of the forums, our HR Client Partner at the time asked about ways we can create a training page for our Division. This has been on my mind since the inception of Ecosystem 1.0. This is also a way for us to rapidly prototype this idea within SharePoint.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
    [Providers] EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Submission
    One on one format) - Resources needed o Standard slide deck o Multimedia o Software demo o Participant access to explore online tools and resources o Electronic handouts - Rationale: To provide an opportunity to demonstrate our live setup and provide aids and resources to participants. This poster session will provide a model for helping clients convert their instructor-led materials to eLearning materials. This session will also provide techniques for avoiding the production of click-to-death tutorials. Below is approximately what I sent. eRooms (File Sharing).
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009
    [Providers] Saving Me from Myself
    This is the perfect opportunity to provide end-user support!!! They can provide the context that I just flat out can't since I am not a day-to-day user. So I had all of these grandiose ideas for improving the new user training. Figured the upgrade was a good opportunity to create a better support system for the end user. Created a simple 1 page questionaire for feedback. Presented it to the IT folks. Wendy - this is out of scope for the project. Let's focus on communicating the upgrade changes. My initial reaction: You don't understand!!!! This was all mental. said no.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Level 5 Leadership (By Jim Collins. Wonderful resource!)
    This site provides bundles of knowledge in this area. This wonderful resource might just provide some useful guidance. Link to JimCollins.com Do you want to know what makes a great leader? How to become a great company? What are the ingredients of a great company? What kind of characteristics do great leaders have? How do good companies become great? Also, you can download audio Q&A files (Lecture Hall) covering everything from characteristics of a great leader to the hedgehog concept. Visit the site! Study the resources!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Game-based Learning: An x-Learn Perspective Paper
    In truth, games are much more powerful; they provide situated experiences in which players are immersed in complex, problem solving tasks. Good games teach players more than just facts; they provide ways seeing and understanding problems and, critically, supply opportunities to become different kinds of people. Link to Game-based Learning paper (620 KB PDF file. Games are now a multi-billion dollar industry, and new conferences, journals, and research initiatives are all competing to become the home of serious gaming. Have fun reading! educational gaming
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2007
    [Providers] Level 5 Leadership (By Jim Collins)
    This site provides bundles of knowledge in this area. This wonderful resource might just provide some useful guidance. URL: [link] Do you want to know what makes a great leader? How to become a great company? What are the ingredients of a great company? What kind of characteristics do great leaders have? How do good companies become great? Also, you can download audio Q&A files ( Lecture Hall ) covering everything from characteristics of a great leader to the hedgehog concept. Visit the site! Study the resources! learning skills
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Elements of Effective e-Learning Design
    We introduce six elements of design and discuss each in some detail: Activity - Students are asked to undertake activities that provide an experience likely to lead them to the desired new understanding. Link to article (By Andrew R. Brown & Bradley D. Voltz) "Preparing and developing e-learning materials is a costly and time consuming enterprise. This paper highlights the elements of effective design that we consider assist in the development of high quality materials in a cost efficient way. Scenario - An interesting context or scenario can assist the activity to have meaning.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Level 5 Leadership (By Jim Collins. Wonderful resource!)
    This site provides bundles of knowledge in this area. This wonderful resource might just provide some useful guidance. Link to JimCollins.com Do you want to know what makes a great leader? How to become a great company? What are the ingredients of a great company? What kind of characteristics do great leaders have? How do good companies become great? Also, you can download audio Q&A files (Lecture Hall) covering everything from characteristics of a great leader to the hedgehog concept. Visit the site! Study the resources!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Game-based Learning: An x-Learn Perspective Paper
    In truth, games are much more powerful; they provide situated experiences in which players are immersed in complex, problem solving tasks. Good games teach players more than just facts; they provide ways seeing and understanding problems and, critically, supply opportunities to become different kinds of people. Link to Game-based Learning paper (620 KB PDF file. Games are now a multi-billion dollar industry, and new conferences, journals, and research initiatives are all competing to become the home of serious gaming. Have fun reading!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2007
    [Providers] Level 5 Leadership (By Jim Collins)
    This site provides bundles of knowledge in this area. This wonderful resource might just provide some useful guidance. URL: [link] Do you want to know what makes a great leader? How to become a great company? What are the ingredients of a great company? What kind of characteristics do great leaders have? How do good companies become great? Also, you can download audio Q&A files ( Lecture Hall ) covering everything from characteristics of a great leader to the hedgehog concept. Visit the site! Study the resources!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Elements of Effective e-Learning Design
    We introduce six elements of design and discuss each in some detail: Activity - Students are asked to undertake activities that provide an experience likely to lead them to the desired new understanding. Link to article (By Andrew R. Brown & Bradley D. Voltz) "Preparing and developing e-learning materials is a costly and time consuming enterprise. This paper highlights the elements of effective design that we consider assist in the development of high quality materials in a cost efficient way. Scenario - An interesting context or scenario can assist the activity to have meaning.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2009
    [Providers] The Agile Elearning Design Manual: Problems with existing approaches
    He works with descriptions provided by the Instructional Designer, without any considerations of whether the final output fits the image of the client or the learning material in the module. In recent months I've met over 50 elearning practitioners and evaluated at least 6 elearning firms. My inspiration for this series of posts has been what I've learnt about their style of learning design and how approaches we've tried internally at ThoughtWorks compare as a stark contrast. In today's post I want to outline the current state of elearning content development in the industry.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2010
    [Providers] Changing our 'Trainer' Mindsets
    Can modern, lightweight, yet highly effective technology provide us the edge to achieve our goals at the right pace? I am a trainer by profession. know there are war cries in the industry to just get rid of the training department completely. agree and I disagree. Jane Bozarth 's landmark quote remains at the back of my mind. Trainers won't be replaced by technology. They will be replaced by trainers who are willing to use technology.” So am I really a trainer? call myself a learning generalist - training is one of the things I do in order to create learning. Let me tell you why.
  • ABSORB LMS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [Providers] Try This `Winning Strategy’ to Increase Learner Engagement
    Absorb LMS: Providing Learner Rankings as a Resource. There are two ways to get a young child to school on time in the morning: Method 1: Every minute or so, repeat the words `HURRY UP!’ ’ at increasing levels of volume. After about ten minutes, and upon reaching a decibel level similar to a low flying jet, your goal will be achieved. Mind you, you and the child will be a little stressed, and regrettably, some life-long resentment generated but these are worth the price of having this child succeed in school. Cadel Evans, wearing the yellow jersey, 2011 Tour de France Winner.
  • ABSORB LMS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Providers] How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent
    Given that most organizations provide dozens of courses to learners, the cost savings translate into tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. Learners today are presented with a wealth of choices and opportunities for learning. They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc. to find learning content. The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices. How much stuff is out there? YouTube alone experiences 100 hours of video uploaded every minute. There are currently 17.6 solution.
  • ABSORB LMS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [Providers] Try This `Winning Strategy’ to Increase Learner Engagement
    Absorb LMS: Providing Learner Rankings as a Resource. There are two ways to get a young child to school on time in the morning: Method 1: Every minute or so, repeat the words `HURRY UP!’ ’ at increasing levels of volume. After about ten minutes, and upon reaching a decibel level similar to a low flying jet, your goal will be achieved. Mind you, you and the child will be a little stressed, and regrettably, some life-long resentment generated but these are worth the price of having this child succeed in school. Cadel Evans, wearing the yellow jersey, 2011 Tour de France Winner.
  • ABSORB LMS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Providers] How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent
    Given that most organizations provide dozens of courses to learners, the cost savings translate into tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. Learners today are presented with a wealth of choices and opportunities for learning. They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc. to find learning content. The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices. How much stuff is out there? YouTube alone experiences 100 hours of video uploaded every minute. There are currently 17.6 solution.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
    [Providers] GP Strategies Acquires Rovsing Dynamics
    26 Global performance improvement services provider GP Strategies Corp. announced it has completed its acquisition of operating assets of Rovsing Dynamics, a provider of vibration condition monitoring hardware and software. The Rovsing Dynamics technologies aim to enable owners and operators of rotating machinery to manage equipment downtime by providing early detection of developing faults. The acquisition adds a new office location in Copenhagen, Denmark for GP Strategies and retains Rovsing Dynamics' business and technical personnel. Elkridge, Md. — Sept.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
    [Providers] What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?
    Learning objectives could provide fodder for many articles. This is probably more information than you are accustomed to providing at the outset, but it is crucial that learners understand exactly what is expected — especially if the course is asynchronous. For small, synchronous courses, group text messaging is a great way to check in on learners and provide support. For the most part, data is collected within the LMS or other digital learning environment, which also provides tools for reporting. Learning objectives. Clearly defined expectations. Content.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015
    [Providers] The Linearity of Stephen Downes. Or a tale of two Stephens
    enjoy differences of opinion and genuinely appreciate and learn from his criticism. (do a “ George Siemens” search on OLDaily – he has provided many learning opportunities for me). Higher education provides a critical opportunity for people to move between the economic-social strata of society. Perhaps not as much as we see today in universities, but a minimum level or organization is required in order to provide learning opportunities to society’s disenfranchised. While Stephen says our evidence is poor, he doesn’t provide what he feels is better evidence.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
    [Providers] Layered Learning
    Last week, I posted about a model where a system could provide a sage who looks at the events of your life and provides support.  I want to elaborate that model by looking at it in a different way. The notion here is that you have events in your life, across the bottom. And you have some learning goals, e.g. to learn about project management, and about running meetings. You might get some initial content about those two goals, but then let’s focus on developing that learning over time. Let me make that latter clearer. Delivered, for instance, through mobile devices.
  • ELEARNING LEARNING POSTS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010
    [Providers] 63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010
    Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy - eLearning Technology , November 1, 2010I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. I’ve really been striking out. I’m hoping that people will help out. Rosenberg - Learning Solutions Magazine , November 9, 2010Two-dimensional barcodes, also called 2D tags, provide a new dimension for mobile learning, performance support, and printed content. Great content again this month.  Enjoy. Here’s some of what I found.
  • DESIGNED FOR LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014
    [Providers] My Experience at CAPLA 2014 Recognizing Learning Conference
    PLAR provides an opportunity for learners to identify and gain recognition for existing learning - what they already know and can do. My top 5 take-aways from the CAPLA conference were: For all employable workforce, PLAR/RPL can help provide alternate career paths and new ways of utilizing existing skills and competencies. I recently participated and presented in the '' 2014 Recognizing Learning Conference '' organized by CAPLA (The Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment ) in Ottawa, Canada, November 2 – 4, 2014. This learning may be formal, informal or experiential.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010
    [Providers] IDC India – Games Vs Simulations
    The presentation is meant for beginners, and will help them draw lines between simulations and games from a learning and learner experience perspective.  I’ll also attempt to provide some guidance on which performance-content context (a’la Merrill) would work well for games and simulations. I’ll be making an online presentation about the fundamental differences between games and simulation at 11:00 AM IST on 24th April, 2010. The event is being hosted by IDC India which is a community of practice for instructional design professionals in India. See you on Saturday.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010
    [Providers] eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #16
    – It’s finally ready and the launch imminent, Moodle provides a iPhone app to access moodle resources. Social media & workplace performance matrix – Harold Jarche takes Jane Hart’s case study resources and puts them in a matrix, made accessible to all through Google docs spreadsheet. Definitely worth a look to see who’s trying social learning in the workplace and the results they’re seeing. 2. mobile moodle for iPhone. Open source, the code will be released shortly. Keep an eye out for this one. 3. The latest version is OpenGL 4.0 and its just been announced at GDC.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009
    [Providers] Twitter: The #1 Tool for Learning
    personally believe that Twitter is a great tool to get access to knowledge and information—provided you follow the right people. There’s been quite a bit written about how Twitter can be used for learning. A few interesting reads are listed at the end of this post. It’s also a great place to get answers—better than Google searches sometimes—if the right people are following you. Now learning professionals have voted Twitter the #1 learning tool. responses in its favor compared to 42.5% in favor of the #2 tool, Delicious. good article by ASTD: Twitter As a Learning Tool.
  • ELEARNING 3.0   |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2009
    [Providers] Education Needs to Be Turned on Its Head
    So they provided jails called school, equipped with tortures called education.”  - John Updike. Written by Leo Babauta & republished with permission. While this may not be a popular idea among the majority of educators, I think many should take note and consider many of the ideas Leo presents here. Our culture lies. They say they want to encourage and reward individuality and creativity, but in practice they try to hammer down the pointy parts, and shame off the different parts.”  – Sandra Dodd. Post written by  Leo Babauta. Follow me on  Twitter. And have to think for themselves.
  • ELEARNING 3.0   |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2009
    [Providers] [from elearning30] Education Needs to Be Turned on Its Head | eLearning 3.0
    So they provided jails called school, equipped with tortures called education.”  - John Updike. Written by Leo Babauta & republished with permission. While this may not be a popular idea among the majority of educators, I think many should take note and consider many of the ideas Leo presents here. Our culture lies. They say they want to encourage and reward individuality and creativity, but in practice they try to hammer down the pointy parts, and shame off the different parts.”  – Sandra Dodd. Post written by  Leo Babauta. Follow me on  Twitter. And have to think for themselves.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Providers] Do you need a fix?
    The fix I am of course referring to is the good old prefix, more specifically the prefix used to identify types of learning delivery methods. The most notorious being the ‘e’ in e-learning and more recently the ‘m’ in m-learning. There has been debate for some time as to whether the prefix should be dropped as the blog from @donaldhtayor demonstrates. The blog It’s time to drop e-learning was first published in TrainingZone in 2007 and debate still rages within the learning community. So does the same apply if you’re a learning professional? learning.
  • ALLISON ROSSETT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012
    [Providers] “Get some coffee and get rid of your guns.”
    Second Life provided opportunities for many practices in varied circumstances. Tweet Guest blogger Jim Marshall could tell this wasn’t going to be your typical training class– not with that segue to a coffee break. Here’s what Jim wrote about his experience observing a class with 22 sworn peace officers from municipal, state and federal agencies. The The topic for the class: managing an active shooter. The instructor made it clear. The rules have changed. Managing an active shooter requires a quick response. That’s why I was there. How were they doing? But where?
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, JULY 13, 2009
    [Providers] Free Online Conference – Future of Learning - Incredible Speakers
    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. Panel #1 - Industry Perspectives 9 AM - 10 AM Pacific Time This distinguished panel will provide overview of the challenges going on in the industry, major trends that they are seeing, what is selling and what’s not, and where they believe that organizations need to go to be successful going forward. Moderated by Tony Karrer.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2006
    [Providers] Gearing Up for the Big Project
    We are fortunate that the vendor wants us to be successful and is providing 3 trainers. Arlene the Medicine trainer, Gesine, and me) to continue building training materials, provide support, and finish configuring the system (the trainers also do some system administration). have already opened up a course with vendor-provided information to the rest of the organization. Each department (with some browbeating) gave us 2 people who will be the first line support for the upgrade and will provide training for any stragglers. No change management time. hours. Moodle.
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
    [Providers] Leadership and Health Care Reform
    the federal government should no longer purchase health care services on a fee-for-service (or a la carte) basis because it gives health care providers an incentive to order more tests and perform more procedures in order to make more money. They will need to respect and listen to the input of other health care providing organizations and integrate diet and life-style experts into the team. This kind of approach is what the legislation refers to as ACO (accountable care organization). the health of the United States population is too low.
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT  |  FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2010
    [Providers] How to Use Feedback From Employee Surveys to Change Organizations
      Secondly, the findings from the survey would benefit from validation by key stakeholders – namely those who have provided the survey responses. The first few times that they fill out a survey they might be sincere in their feedback, but if they begin to believe that management is not paying attention and not listening, they will provide inauthentic responses to questions   or cease participating altogether. Guest blogger for this post is James D. Stilwell. An important reason for this is that organizations frequently miss critical steps in the learning process.
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010
    [Providers] Management's Critical Role in Training
    In an article for “The Gourmet Retailer” , Maggie Bayless, managing partner of ZingTrain, the consulting arm of Zingerman’s, writes this about management’s role in their Training Compact: Management’s role in Zingerman’s Training Compact is to 1) provide context for the training, 2)   reinforce how the training can help the employee/trainee to be successful and 3) help the trainee put the learnings from the training to good use.  Management of any organization, large, medium, or small, has a critical role to play in the training and development of employees.   1.
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
    [Providers] Book Review: Content Strategy for Mobile
    Whereas some content strategists believe providing less content on mobile platforms is the recipe for success, McGrane is adamant that designing for mobile doesn’t mean that you serve up less content. Did you know that by 2015, more Americans will access the Internet through mobile devices than through desktop computers? This prediction by the International Data Corporation underscores the importance of getting content right for mobile devices. If you’ve been tasked by management to make your documentation compatible with mobile, first of all, don’t panic. Industry News
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Providers] Compliance eLearning from Real-Life Government Penalties
    You can start your compliance eLearning by: (a) selecting the appropriate publicly available court rulings. (b) provide a brief summary. (c) provide a link for detailed reading and ask your learners to discuss (in a discussion room) the implications of the ruling in your organization. (e) provide them optional and simple scenarios of related violations and ask them to make a judgment. Oftentimes, the stories of non-compliance are right in front of us. You will learn more of this from the workshop. Clicke here to learn more about this case. Ray Jimenez, PhD.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005
    [Providers] Moodle Object posts made easy
    I had an email the other day asking what I thought of the Moodle Object module, no idea, but I quickly got to the posting, click here to see, basically its provides an easy means of incorporating nln type materials into the vle, great. emailed Clive our Moodle system administrator to ask what he thought and he must have been impressed because soon enough it was up and running, though not without the discovery, that it was not happy with our 1.4.2 live version of Moodle, though it runs fine with our 1.5.2 test system; to go live in January, anyway top marks for Clive.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2006
    [Providers] Using Moodle to deliver self financing courses
    The course can now run at the pace of the students, they will provide me feedback via the Journal, have access to resources using Block Folders, submit completed exercises as Assignments and keep in touch using Forums and Chat. I am hopeful that Moodle here at bromley College will begin to fulfil a commercial role following an enquiry the other day from company who required a course in Website Design for one of their employees. This timescale was however too long, and I was asked if it could be run as a distance learning package, well maybe if I ran it through Moodle.
  • DESIGNED FOR LEARNING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Providers] The 7 Habits of Awesome Clients
    They seek regular updates about the work and offer a single point of contact who is responsive and provides inputs and feedback on time, every time. 3. Like everything else in this world, all clients are not created equal. There are some not-so-good clients, some great clients and some awesome clients. So, what makes an awesome client? Here is my version of "The 7 Habits of Awesome Clients" : 1. Share Vision - All awesome clients have a clear vision of what they want done and they share it with all stakeholders. Enable Communication - All awesome clients enable two-way communication.
  • DESIGNED FOR LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009
    [Providers] Asking the right questions
    How are we ensuring that in our training, learners are asked questions, given an opportunity to reflect and respond to the questions, and then provided feedback/coaching based on the response? A Zen saying goes like this - "Only the crystal-clear question yields a transparent answer". The importance and value of asking the right question has been established by many. What is a right question one may ask? Well, I believe that the right question has an answer that opens our eyes to better understanding and greater knowledge. right question is also one that is asked at the right time.
  • TWITTERPATED WITH LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
    [Providers] Learning-by-Doing: GuitarBots
    Scaffolding: GuitarBots provides guidance for new techniques and feedback on areas where he is having difficulty. Yesterday, I wrote about how most “learning-by-doing” is really is actually “learning-by-doing-something-really-similar-to-what-you-ultimately-want-to-do.” ” This is the a post in a series where I explore games and online learning that incorporate authentic practice. GuitarBots is an online game where you learn to play the guitar by playing the guitar. Luckily, this wasn’t traditional online learning. More tomorrow!
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
    [Providers] ‘Konnect’ to Liberate Learning from LMS
    The analytics module provides both a high-level and a drill-down view of the learner’s activities. How do organizations track the progress of learning? Have you felt that the tools and methods used to monitor this aspect are archaic? Isn’t it a challenge especially given that there are not many players in the market focusing on learning big data analytics? The solution liberates learning from LMS. We no longer need an active session to track the learning progress,” is the fundamental premise on which Konnect operates. An administrator can manage spheres from a common backend.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Providers] Brandon’s App of the Week – AppStart for iPad
    ” elements that a new user might be interested in, and then give a list of the top apps that provide that type of functionality. With AppStart for iPad, you can just tap on the “Newsstand To Go” button and you’re provided with a list of options that the AppAdvice editors have ranked. Each week Brandon Penticuff , Bottom-Line Performance’s Director of Technology and admitted app-obsessed iOS user will share an app that he is using that week. The app’s approach is to break down the various “How do I do this?” Got an app you want featured?
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
    [Providers] Similarities – and Differences – Between Training and Communication
    That’s appropriate an a lot of situations, either because the recipients will already know how to apply the information you provide, or because it’s not really information you need them to apply. would submit that if you can’t identify HOW someone needs to use the information you want to provide them, perhaps you shouldn’t be providing it. “I need training.”. Don’t get me wrong, I dearly love to hear those words when I pick up the phone, because it means that I might get the chance to help someone and work on a new exciting project.  It’s communication. Training.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009
    [Providers] Synchronous vs. Asychronous E-learning
    This table provides a nice overview of the differences and best uses of each. This not only provides social support when they go to apply the learning, it can also increase motivation for learning. For one thing, the fact that you’re not physically in front of a classroom tends to provide a false sense of security for new or nervous facilitators. A review of more than 350 comparative studies found e-learning modes of delivery every bit as effective as traditional modes of delivery. When the study was published 10 years ago, most e-learning was asynchronous. Asynchronous.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2010
    [Providers] Introducing Totara! Webinars in December.
    The new Totara distribution of Moodle is open source and available on a subscription basis which provides ongoing support and enhancements. We had fun at DevLearn last month giving some sneak peeks of the new Totara LMS. If you missed us on the stand, now’s your chance! If you haven’t heard yet about Totara, it’s a new corporate distribution of Moodle. Totara officially launches in January 2011. The nine webinars will take place on 15th, 16th and 21st December. There will be three webinars each day to cover Pacific, European and US time zones.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2009
    [Providers] When the Content is Really Boring.
    Michael Allen urges designers to provide "meaningful and memorable learning experiences." In Michael Allen's Guide to e-Learning he reminds us to motivate the learner by giving them the WIIFM (what's in it for me). So you've got some great ideas on how to make your content more engaging , how to get the learner into the flow. But what do you do when the content itself is just plain boring? You can't just send in the clowns. You can't put lipstick on that pig. Sometimes you have to get in and out as quickly as you can, minimizing everyone's pain. Set the expectation. Stick to the meat.
  • AXONIFY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016
    [Providers] 7 Top Learning Trends for 2016
    This provides an even bigger benefit to employees, such as retail associates and warehouse workers, who may not have access to a corporate computer or company email system, but can use an app to get the learning they need to perform at their best. If there’s one thing that’s certain about the future of learning, it’s that it will continue to play a large role in organizational success. But the shape of learning is changing. Trend #1:  Big Data and Learner Analytics. Trend #2: Gamification. Gamification will remain a top learning trend in 2016. Trend #3: Personalized Learning.
  • AXONIFY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016
    [Providers] 4 Steps for Tying Corporate Learning to Business Results
    They create corporate training programs that may provide all kinds of interesting information, but this information doesn’t line up with key business objectives that help individuals, teams, departments and divisions achieve specific goals that really have a measurable impact on the business as a whole. For L&D to prove real business value, it’s more important than ever to couple employee learning more tightly to business results. Sounds simple enough, right? Not so fast. Unfortunately, the reality is that many organizations we speak with have this process backwards.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
    [Providers] A Solution to the College Crisis
    Most traditional content is provided by online sources such as xMOOCs, I Tunes U, OER and similar public resources. Corporate colleges. Higher education in the United States is broken. Costs are ouf of control. Students are dissatisfied. Graduates can’t get jobs. Says MIT’s Andy McAfee , “What’s going on is halfway between a bubble and a scandal.”. propose we put higher ed back on track by founding Corporate Colleges. Corporate colleges break higher ed into its constitutent parts and reassemble them with checks and balances more fitting for a pragmatic 21st century education.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2013
    [Providers] Your character strengths
    In the Newsletter, Ryan Niemic provides a research update on character strengths. Perspective [wisdom]: Being able to provide wise counsel to others; having ways of looking at the world that make sense to oneself and to other people. Transcendence – Strengths that forge connections to the larger universe and provide meaning. Spirituality [faith, purpose]: Having coherent beliefs about the higher purpose and meaning of the universe; knowing where one fits within the larger scheme; having beliefs about the meaning of life that shape conduct and provide comfort.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2010
    [Providers] Pssst: The Emperor Has No Clothes
    These include: Affective factors such as providing for free choice, creating activities that are internally driven and challenging, encouraging wonder, delight, and awe, and making activities entertaining, interesting, and enjoyable. Jonah Lehrer has written some great articles lately on the believability of science and credibility of knowledge. We should be incorporating his thinking in our approach to all of educational reform, not just how people learn science. See The Mysterious Decline Effect in Lehrer’s blog, The Frontal Cortex, on Wired. Play within a play. The U.S.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2010
    [Providers] It’s all relative
    walking the talk), and providing reassurance and confidence (i.e., CLO magazine. Published June 2010. W hen you talk to businesspeople, you must speak as they do. Executives only care about training as it relates to execution. Their interest is in moving the corporation forward. You should share that interest. That is what they pay you for. sponsor is the person who pays those bills. Sponsors are responsible for championing the case for change (i.e., the vision), visibly representing the change (i.e., the implementation plan). Yes, of course. Keep your sponsor informed. You don’t.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
    [Providers] Iron Mountain Sentinels: Certified Peer Coaches
    They received feedback from some of the coaches saying their immediate supervisors weren’t providing them adequate time to perform both their coaching duties and their regular responsibilities. “By adding this step, we were able to better prepare the supervisors for the support they needed to provide the coaches when they returned from class,” Henry said. “We’re in this for the long haul and committed to providing the highest levels of service for our customers,” Tomovcsik said. Iron Mountain Inc. is growing fast. million.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010
    [Providers] Video ‘enhanced’ the Radio Star…
    walk-through - talk-through of Skype was provided for those attendees who were not Skype users demonstrating. After a short break we had a look at ‘Interactive Training & Online Assessment’, with Nicola Harper from KAPLAN Financial providing us with an overview as to how they had used WebEx to facilitate synchronous online learning events to a widely dispersed audience. to assess vehicle maintenance apprentices undertaking an assessment whilst providing evidence. Video calls. Recording Skype calls. Pamela, Call graph, etc). Exchanging files. Sharing desktop.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
    [Providers] The New Social Learning by Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner
    For each, they provide vibrant examples, core concepts, recommendations, and ways to address criticism.  Together, they provide the big picture and the practical guidance organizations need to take the next step in organizational development. The focus is clearly on organizational success. After a opening that sets the stage of how the world’s changing, Tony and Marcia go through a series of tools and opportunities in systematic ways: community, video, twitter, wikis, virtual worlds, and face to face events.  The elements are all relevant and apt.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2008
    [Providers] Epistemology
    As we talk more about creating communities where learners work together, we should not take learning skills nor epistemologies about learning for granted.  I think that, in this time of increasing change, growing information overload, shorter half-life of knowledge, etc, that the most useful information we can provide is how to be a better learner. So, don’t just look at the tools you provide, and your culture for learning, but also consider your learners and how they learn.  This is a really interesting issue, because it crosses several different areas.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    [Providers] It's Not This Or That, It's This AND That
    gnight I have heard people cribbing and providing their alternatives in the past also. “We should not spend money on games, the same could be used for the poor”, “why do film stars get awards, they should be given to intellectuals” and so on. Came across a tweet by a respected TV journalist today: r day should be a celebration of creative genius of india, not of armed forces might. fewer tanks, more music. Mostly we rant about why we shouldn’t do the things that are happening and why we should shift our attention, money, focus to something else. How I wish it was so easy.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2008
    [Providers] Results of Unofficial Salary Survey of eLearning/Content Development Jobs - 2008
    provide analysis of only ID and PM functions. Announcing the analysis of the Unofficial Salary Survey of elearning and content development jobs in India. This was a direct survey of individual respondents. No company response was sought. used viral marketing to promote survey. This included an initial direct mailer and then posting on eCube Facebook and various Orkut groups. Orkut seems to have a larger Indian audience. The survey received total 62 responses, including 8 incomplete responses. Most responses were from the NCR region, followed by Mumbai.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2008
    [Providers] New Look at eCube
    Do drop by and provide your feedback. eCube now has a new look and feel. wanted something bright and refreshing. used the WP-Polaroid for Blogger template that I downloaded from eblog templates. It took more time than I expected but in the process I created a blog template upgrade checklist. realized that there is too much code (analytics, tracking, label customization etc.) that is embedded that needs to be ported to the new template code. And the widgets got all messed up in the new template so I had to create many widgets all over again. Do post your comments on the new interface.
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