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  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] Writing & Grammar: Confusing Words for 500
    Special thanks to  Alan Sloan ,  David Pitts , and  Karyn Smith  for providing the name of the comedian(s). I was amused to see that each of you had a different take on who said, "Who's on first," and I re-watched one of the several versions of the video about three times from beginning to end. by Jennie Ruby    This week we examine two of my pet peeves--the confusion of  appraise  and  apprise  and the confusion of  flesh out  and  flush out. To flesh out: to put meat on the bones; to fill in.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning: Is Right-Clicking Right?
      Lastly, if you are required to provide 508 compliant eLearning for learners with disabilities, right-clicking isn't supported at all. by Kevin Siegel      Most computer programs offer multiple ways to accomplish any one task. For instance, in Microsoft Word you can make a selected word bold using a menu, a toolbar button, pressing a keyboard shortcut, or by right-clicking the text. If you're responsible for creating a software simulation that teaches a learner how to make Word text bold, which of the commands are you going to simulate? Do you use it?
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010
    [Providers] eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part II
    Mayer believes the key to good written instruction is to provide "explanative illustrations" which are a "series of two or more frames that show the state of each crucial part of the system at various points." by AJ George.   In last week's article , I pitted dynamic images and static images against each other and made the generalization that images work best when there is a blend of both static and dynamic. However, research shows that this is not the case. Sometimes complex images are ignored altogether in lieu of adjacent text. by Richard E.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
    [Providers] Writing & Grammar: A Brief History of Editing
    With the variety of on-screen editing tools now available, with the ease of emailing rather than faxing or mailing documents, and with the time savings that electronic editing and review provide, surely every office can find a way to move its reviewing and editing processes to the screen. by Jennie Ruby. Editing continues to be one of the last processes in writing and publishing to be done on a computer. still meet editors who have never tracked a change or typed a comment in Word. They are writing their corrections on a printout and later making the corrections to their document.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
    [Providers] Adobe Captivate 5: Cached Projects Can Save You Some Cash
    " Rod went on to say: "The naming structure of the folders provides no clue as to which CP project corresponds to which cached folder. by Kevin Siegel.   After starting Adobe Captivate 5, take a moment to display the Preferences (via the Edit menu if you are using a PC or the Adobe Captivate menu if you are on a Mac) and select the Global Category. You will see two options in the Default Locations area: Publish at and Project Cache. Of course, you shouldn't confuse the Project Cache with the Generate Project Backup option, which is also one of the Global Preferences.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010
    [Providers] mLearning: The Latest Trends and Why You Should Care
    As a subset of Distance Learning and eLearning it has promised a more immediate and more flexible approach to those bleeding-edge providers that have wanted to deliver more complete blended training programs. by Rosie Hausler Mobile Learning (mLearning) has been around for quite a while now. If you consider the definition of mLearning as untethered (from cords and cables) and interactive (so learners can participate from almost anywhere), you can see how the limitations of the available legacy mobile devices have kept mLearning in the emerging phase over the last decade. Why now?
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2007
    [Providers] Context + Control + Community = Learning
    This is what ChinesePod provides. The lessons provide oodles of cultural references and anecdotes regarding why certain words and phrases are used the way they are and how this is entirely appropriate given that particular cultural context. There are discussions attached to each and every lesson where learners ask questions, provide their own anecdotes, provide related vocabulary, etc. A couple of weeks ago I noted that I was beginning to learn Mandarin Chinese via ChinesePod. Based in Shanghai, ChinesePod broadcasts daily online audio lessons. It keeps you grounded.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2007
    [Providers] Context + Control + Community = Learning
    This is what ChinesePod provides. The lessons provide oodles of cultural references and anecdotes regarding why certain words and phrases are used the way they are and how this is entirely appropriate given that particular cultural context. There are discussions attached to each and every lesson where learners ask questions, provide their own anecdotes, provide related vocabulary, etc. A couple of weeks ago I noted that I was beginning to learn Mandarin Chinese via ChinesePod. Based in Shanghai, ChinesePod broadcasts daily online audio lessons. It keeps you grounded.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
    [Providers] RFPs SUCK: Lessons for eLearning Managers
    How to understand a large client and the reasons they change providers. Individuals with careers in eLearning often started out as educational technologists or programmers, writers or creative educators. Few of us started this career path with expertise in business, management, not to mention sales. Most of us just don’t get it when it comes to selling products and services—the schools of education or computer science certainly didn’t focus on instilling business acumen or sales expertise. His latest book RFPs SUCK! The truth is that RFPs often do SUCK.
  • SUDDEN INSIGHT  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012
    [Providers] #DevLearn-GS5: Dayna Steele – 101 Ways to Rock for Success
    Summary: Dayna provided a number of techniques to make us more successful in life. In the music industry, the term “going platinum” is synonymous with success. Are you creating platinum eLearning? If not, maybe some rock n’ roll inspiration will help. Legendary Radio Hall of Fame DJ Dayna Steele has found platinum success teaching the leadership lessons she learned from the most successful entertainers of our generation, including Bono and Bruce Springsteen. Her latest book is 101 Ways to Rock Your World. But you must also know the passions of your audience. Homework : Do your homework.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2008
    [Providers] Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good
    The users provide the content; there’s no inventory and no staff creating content. Sarah Lacy’’s Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0 hi-jacked my brain for the last week. After her presentation at Gnomedex, I told her how impressed I was with her technique: abandoning the stage to wander confidently through the audience talking and interviewing. (I’ve been too sheepish about this myself). Sarah gave me a copy of her new book. She contrasts the web 2.0 wave to its dot-com predecessor. millionaires.
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
    [Providers] "Chalk and Talk" vs Collaboration - Can We Meet Halfway?
    According to them, "learners should be provided with direct instructional guidance on the concepts and procedures required by a particular discipline and should not be left to discover those procedures by themselves." How Do We Provide Information and Still Make Learning a Discovery Rather than Telling the Learner? In short, how and when do we provide the information and still make learning a discovery lesson rather than telling the learner?" You can always provide a link to show learners the key ideas. It has been around. There is no easy answer. References A.
  • CORPORATE ELEARNING STRATEGIES AND DEVELOPMENT  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
    [Providers] A Jobless Future - A New New Deal - Why Isn't eLearning Part of this Conversation?
    Home health care agencies were mostly small businesses that hired contractors to provide the care and then the business would push the paperwork and billing so everyone would get paid. NIGHTMARE! (Oh btw, NONE of the regulations are actually based on providing quality care.but that's a different rant) Well, one newer company in town has invested in a fully automated system, with tablets and cell phones for the care givers and NO PAPERWORK. Last week +Jeff Jarvis posted this in Google plus and it sparked some interesting conversation. We're not going to have a jobless recovery.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [Providers] How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 1
    Social media provides avenues for learners to interact not only with each other, but with instructors and subject matter experts as well. Incorporating social media into other aspects of a program can both provide this essential training and give learners opportunities to practice their social media skills. Over the past few months, we have explored the social component of massive open online courses (MOOCs) from several angles. We have examined the role of peer learning in organizations and the importance of creating personal learning networks. Extending the classroom.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Providers] Using MOOCs: Partner and Customer Relations
    Innovative organizations are using these tools to provide education to partners and customers as well. For participating businesses, this model provides the opportunity to have ambitious, highly motivated learners working to solve their problems for free. This is the last article in our series about how businesses are using MOOCs , as identified by Bersin by Deloitte. This final article examines three uses of MOOCs that go far beyond any standard conception of training: educating partners and customers, brand marketing, and collaboration and innovation. Brand Marketing.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
    [Providers] CFA Competencies
    The CFA designation will provide your organization with a long list of expressed and implied competencies. Obviously the requirement for sponsors will provide another view of the CFA charterholders professional and ethical competency. An individual with a professional certification brings credibility and expertise to the organization. But when you look closer, you’ll see that a certified individual brings a package of multiple competencies to the table. These competencies are important both in terms of ability to the job as well as long term benefit to the organization.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012
    [Providers] Corporate Training Choices Explained
    With each of the following training systems, I have provided a brief explanation and a summary of the pros and cons for each. For me, a balanced mix of CBT and eLearning, along with webinars and class-room training, provide the highest return on staff training. There are many types of corporate training.  People often ask what type of training is best. While While on the surface, it may seem that there is a reasonable response, the program is more problematic.  Each type of training has inherent strengths and weaknesses.  Weaknesses: Inability to measure learning. cycle.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Providers] The Gamification Design Process- How not to fail and what will make a project a complete success!
    In order to provide for interaction the best way is to utilize rewards and/or a feedback system. If you are unsure as to when to use gamification, or if gamification is right for your organization to implement in training initiatives, Karl Kapp provides some further qualifications on the topic in a recent blog post ( [link] ) he wrote: “ Gamification can be used to accomplish a number of goals related to learning. The above mentioned percentage might scare off a few decision-makers at first glance. Without this the user/ learner has no motivation to train up. Good luck!
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
    [Providers] Gamification of Problem Solving
    When you take a real-world problem and put a spin on it to provide a challenging, fun and interactive environment in which to solve it; the person has more drive to want to solve the problem and realize the reward/ recognition for their achievement. Therefore the creation of a problem-solving simulation can provide great business value and help a business realize input from employees that might not be received through other means. Gamification of Problem-Solving: It’s a relatively new term and may be a little trendy, possibly overhyped, and tends to be misunderstood as a subject.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013
    [Providers] How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 1
    Social media provides avenues for learners to interact not only with each other, but with instructors and subject matter experts as well. Incorporating social media into other aspects of a program can both provide this essential training and give learners opportunities to practice their social media skills. Over the past few months, we have explored the social component of massive open online courses (MOOCs) from several angles. We have examined the role of peer learning in organizations and the importance of creating personal learning networks. Extending the classroom.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013
    [Providers] How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 1
    Social media provides avenues for learners to interact not only with each other, but with instructors and subject matter experts as well. Incorporating social media into other aspects of a program can both provide this essential training and give learners opportunities to practice their social media skills. Over the past few months, we have explored the social component of massive open online courses (MOOCs) from several angles. We have examined the role of peer learning in organizations and the importance of creating personal learning networks. Extending the classroom.
  • SUDDEN INSIGHT  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [Providers] #astdTK12: Stuart Crabb Opening Keynote
    Stuart Crabb, who gave the keynote to start the second day of ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 and provided some answers, heads up Learning and Development at Facebook. To add extrinsic motivation for staff, Facebook: Operates with no offices or cubes, Rewards staff for impact and execution, Provides a wellness centre, as well as food and dry cleaning, and. Summary: Stuart Crabb runs L&D for Facebook and, together with other senior leaders, has crafted a unique culture that inspires excellence and pervasive job satisfaction with their Gen Y staff. Characteristics.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
    [Providers] IPhone- User Interface Guidelines – Part II
    Views: Provides content regions. Using views and controls in application screen : Each view and control provides some level of customization at look and behavior level. Modal Views: Provide extensive functionality corresponding to current task. I have already covered the types of applications, fundamental human interface design principles and the iPhone OS environment in my first post of this series. In this article and the next, I will try to summarize the various components available for developing the user interface of your iPhone application.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010
    [Providers] The LMS – Will It Survive?
    The key is to recognize that in almost all of these cases the responsibility to ‘provide’ the training lies with the organization and this responsibility inherently includes a ‘formal’ element in the entire process. LMS providers need to move along with the times, and let the LMS evolve into a more active system from being a passive one. Clark Quinn brought in a little balance by highlighting what the LMS could be used for and to what extent in his post – a case for the LMS. What possible future does it hold for itself? So the LMS will definitely survive.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Providers] Is the Recession Bad for Effective Learning Solutions?
    In the last few months (6 to 9 months) we (as a solutions provider) have seen an increase in inquiries focused on adopting eLearning primarily to compensate for the budget cuts and to reduce overall training costs. While I am confident that the recession is definitely proving and will continue to prove a booster in terms of revenue growth for learning solutions providers, I am also worried that it has the potential to erode the true value to some extent. As an industry, eLearning has witnessed significant growth over the past years. will explain how.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
    [Providers] The Disconnect As I See It – #LT10UK
    His argument is primarily against the LMS systems which help us feel in control of providing & measuring access, completions, reporting, tracking, but not learning. As an eLearning solution provider, we’ve been watching mLearning on the horizon for at least the last 5-6 years. As solution providers we need to assess &understand that and propose solutions that work best for a client in a unique situation. Learning Technologies 2010 was a great learning experience. While the event is over, the discussions and learning continues in the blogosphere. The Disconnect.
  • SPONGE UK  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
    [Providers] Sponge UK shortlisted for Outstanding Learning Organisation award
    Custom-made elearning provider, Sponge UK has been shortlisted in one of the most sought-after categories of the 2015 Elearning Awards. The Plymouth-based company is in the running for the Outstanding Learning Organisation award which recognises organisations that have achieved considerable success and growth over a sustained period.  Managing Director of Sponge UK, Louise Pasterfield, said: “We’re proud to be one of the six finalists in this important category. The winners will be unveiled at the Elearning Awards gala evening in London on Wednesday, November 25. 
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006
    [Providers] Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Beyond iPoding
    Often a short audio narration provides the information and coaching needed to help an employee solve a problem or deal with a customer issue. The wide spread adoption of MP3 Players like Apple's iPod products has lead to an entire ecosystem of tools, accessories and content providers. strong advantage of audio is that it provides the proper tone of voice, inflection and other information necessary to assist sales representatives, doctors or others. Audio can provide information with relatively little bandwidth requirements as opposed to video.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016
    [Providers] Developing a High Performing IT Organization
    Spires is currently the CEO of Learning Tree International, a leading provider of IT and management training. Having led IT organizations over the past two decades, I have learned much from the mistakes I have made. Regarding the workforce, one of my lessons learned is not to over value the technical skills of an individual. Deep technical skills are certainly needed and should be valued in any IT organization, but making personnel decisions based solely (or even mainly) on the individual’s technical skills has significant downside. Richard A. Spires was appointed and served as the U.S. Department
  • LEARNLOFT  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016
    [Providers] The Powerful Lesson Corporate Learning Can Learn From Social Platforms
    Once a week, publish a short microlearning video teaching a key topic to provide a short reminder of something that many employees might forget. Instagram made big news this month releasing a new feature to compete head to head with Snapchat. While many people are curious why they released it, how to use it, and what social platform to choose between the two, this article isn’t for that. For a quick crash course on Snapchat, check out How Snapchat Is Changing Corporate Learning. The Situation. It doesn’t seem to matter if the video is highly produced or not. Hours ? Final Thoughts.
  • JAY CROSS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Providers] How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (4)
    Among the potential benefits of providing a world-class learning function to workers and throughout the extended enterprise are: Better, more knowledgable customer service. Fourth post in a series. In case you missed them, here are  the first ,  second , and third posts. Is your organization ready? How ready are you to tackle Big L Learning? Where does your organization fit on the progression from Hierarchical Organization to Collaborative Organization? You can  take this survey  online. We’ll report the aggregate results in a couple of weeks. yes  ? yes  ? yes  ? yes  ? yes  ?
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010
    [Providers] How instructional designers add value to training and product launch initiatives?
    People will say something like “To provide training.” At which point I start asking why, usually more than once, until I get an answer that speaks to the overall goals of the business. Providing effective practice opportunities so learners can see the consequences of different actions in a safe environment. Most of my friends have a really hard time figuring out what I do for a living. Somehow, we started referring to it as a Chandler Bing job, because on Friends nobody could quite figure out what he did, either. Identifying business drivers. Focusing on the course result.
  • OPENSESAME  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015
    [Providers] How Design Principles Can Revolutionize Training
    There’s nothing worse than confusing your customers and providing a mediocre experience. The average user leaves a web page in about 10-20 seconds. As I’m writing this, my browser history shows that I’ve visited 18 unique pages in the last five minutes, and that’s on the generous side. In the short period that a user first visits a page, she quickly determines whether the page will meet her needs. Suddenly, simplicity becomes the most important factor for attracting the user and keeping her interested. Simplicity becomes the product’s competitive edge. Every designer wants to be unique.
  • CORPORATE ELEARNING STRATEGIES AND DEVELOPMENT  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2007
    [Providers] OT: Proud father moment - 9 yr old Daughter Swimming Alcatraz
    Coach Zemaitis has created FAST in an effort to help raise awareness and provide safety equipment, CPR lessons, and more, to families in need. My wife will be in the water with her, and I will be providing "shore support". My daughter is swimming Alcatraz with her team, Swim Neptune. They are working hard to raise money for a nonprofit: FAST - Foundation for Aquatic Safety Training. Local news coverage. There was video, but they don't leave it up for very long.bummer. Every year Arizona has far too many drawnings that could have been prevented. mile bay on April 25th.
  • THE LEARNING DISPATCH  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016
    [Providers] Questions to Ask Before Developing Training In-House
    If that’s not the case, an outside instructional designer (ID) can work with your SMEs, pull out the critical content and the most potent, memorable learning helps (anecdotes, images, policy implications, etc.), and help provide clarity on specific, measurable learning objectives. Even for those that don’t have that reliance, classroom training provides an immediate feedback loop to the instructor about who is paying attention and is engaged. But answering these questions provides a firm understanding of available in-house training development resources. Now What?
  • THE LEARNING DISPATCH  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016
    [Providers] Questions to Ask Before Developing Training In-House
    If that’s not the case, an outside instructional designer (ID) can work with your SMEs, pull out the critical content and the most potent, memorable learning helps (anecdotes, images, policy implications, etc.), and help provide clarity on specific, measurable learning objectives. Even for those that don’t have that reliance, classroom training provides an immediate feedback loop to the instructor about who is paying attention and is engaged. But answering these questions provides a firm understanding of available in-house training development resources. Now What?
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010
    [Providers] Projects are how we change the world.and ourselves.
    How it all started The client, based out of the USA, is one of the key players in providing trading technology and connectivity solutions to financial market participants. The process is not linear (as indicated in the diagram). It is iterative and parallel. The diagram just depicts the various tasks/steps of the entire process. These were the key points the client needed to understand to get a feel of what happens behind the scene in elearning development. Read the post for a more detailed explanation. have tried to capture some of my key learning in this post. SME: CDD?
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2009
    [Providers] In Response: Signs of Authority-Important Presentation Traits
    You can see the TED talk here: I had recently been to Providence, Rhode Island to visit my friend and had attended the Sunday morning church service with her. The post, Signs of Authority-Important Presentation Traits , appealed to me at various levels, and the comment from Mr. Govindarajan raised a point that struck a chord. Like him, I have been a classroom lecturer facing students and using the "chalk and talk" method of communication. For many reasons, this has remained my favorite mode of engaging with the audience. And one I am most comfortable with. think not! Not all the time.
  • ELEARNING BLENDER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
    [Providers] Personal Learning Network 3
    The blog posts highlighted in this Personal Learning Network (PLN) report provide valuable information that will help improve the effectiveness of my organizations training solutions by transitioning to a " Blended " approach. The first article, " When Computers Leave Classrooms, So Does Boredom " tells the story of a school that is maximizing the potential of a "Blended" approach by banning power point from the classroom and the second post titled, " Best Moodle Modules and Plugins " provides information on useful ways to customize Moodle.
  • OPENSESAME  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Providers] Course of the Week Highlight: It's Tough Being the Boss! Let's Make it Easier.
    In the Bud To Boss Toolkit, you are provided with 10 courses and over 10 hours of material to help prepare you for your new role. Whether you are an experienced leader or a new manager, being in charge and at the top of the leadership ladder can come with a lot of pressure. It is important to know how to properly handle your position so the rest of your company can benefit from your management. After all, you are the person they look up to! Have you ever thought about skills you may need to enhance? Becoming confident in your role will help to make your job that much more rewarding!  .
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
    [Providers] Ask The Experts: Adrienne Bryant
    And we’re going to be challenging the AMS companies to really take a good look at what they’re doing and they can provide to us as associations. Jack McGrath: Hi, welcome to another in our series Ask the Experts. My name is Jack McGrath. And today I’m going to be talking with Adrienne Bryant, who is the success architect for the Association of Florida Colleges. Welcome Adrienne. Adrienne Bryant: Thank you. McGrath: Quick question first, the Florida Society of Association Executives launched a certificate program for professionals working in the association space. What do we need?”
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009
    [Providers] 3 Ways to Define Interactive Rapid E-Learning
    Provide a Reason to Use the Information. There’s a lot of debate about interactivity in elearning. You have some people who think elearning is not valid unless it has a high level of interactivity. Anything that’s not interactive is just a “boring click-and-read course.” On the other hand, there are a lot of people who equate interactivity with nonsensical games. So to them, any interactivity is just extra time and expense. I’ve worked with clients who thought interactivity was adding a rollover or slick animations. They’d “ooh” and “aah” over the dumbest things. You’re the set designer.
  • STICKY LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2010
    [Providers] 10 Best (Learning) Books of 2009
    Whilst this backchannel can provide another learning tool it also has the potential interfere with learning. Cliff's book provides great ideas on how to accentuate the positive and minimise the less desirable aspects of the backchannel. After my longest break away from the stickylearning blog I thought a good place to begin was by reviewing the 10 books that I got the most from during 2009. When writing blog posts I draw ideas from a pretty wide range of areas and my reading over the last year has been equally wide. clear winner for my best 2009 book! Delivering E-Learning.
  • OPENSESAME  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015
    [Providers] The Long Boom in Health IT
    Hospitals have long relied on digital technology, but for many ambulatory providers working in smaller practices, the switch to Electronic Health Records (EHRs) has been recent and rapid. Smaller practices typically lack their own IT staff, so the opportunities for service providers are profound. In fact, the government estimates that there are 2 million to 3 million so-called Business Associates (BAs) that provide services to the 700,000 medical organizations in the United States. The BA can also provide compliance services out to medical practices.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
    [Providers] Bob Mosher on Informal Learning and Performance Support
    Not JIT (just in time), but JET (just enough training) "We’ve confused accessibility with relevance.” A working definition: “Performance support is providing intuitive, tailored aid to a person at his or her moment of need to ensure the most effective performance.” Need to provide structure. Let the learner drill down into the task – provide links to resources (other assets, including elearning that sits on an LMS) podcasts “in our own words” – so you can hear the voice of the expert. Informal Learning: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity? What does the learner want?
  • MLEARNING TRENDS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010
    [Providers] Publishing our CellCast Widget for iPad
    Apple provided a strong "call to action" about a week ago with an email to all developers stating we had until Saturday, March 27th to submit our iPad applications -- developed using the latest Xcode v3.2 The rush has been on this week as our development team worked to design a new version of our CellCast Widget specifically for Apple's upcoming and much anticipated iPad tablet device. When Steve Jobs first introduced the iPad back in late January, he stated that existing Apple iPhone apps and games would work fine on the new platform and, generally speaking, he was correct.
  • MLEARNING TRENDS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010
    [Providers] mLearning Content Types - Level 4: Reference
    Typical reference material may already exist in this mode, and therefore the CellCast Solution provides a perfect platform to repurpose that material in a mobile format. Level 4: Reference Materials & Static Content NOTE: This is part 5 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information. Level 4 formats include content typically considered “reference” or supplemental material; it is not specifically learning-oriented, though it often accompanies ILT events or online learning courseware. access, encryption, security) services
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2009
    [Providers] Wild and Wacky Friday: Keeps Elderly Drivers Safely Behind the Wheel
    This program provides an assessment and training for 10 key driving-related skills, and can help drivers stay safer into their later years. “It’s important for the well-being of older people to continue driving because it helps them to remain independent and to maintain social relationships,” says Shlomo Breznitz , Founder and President of CogniFit. After the training cycle is completed, a progress assessment is given to provide the user with a progress report and to set training goals for the next cycle. Users train online for 20 minutes a time, three days per week.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2009
    [Providers] View and share documents online
    Once the file is uploaded, just provide the URL to anyone who needs to view it. Share the file or files with others by providing their email addresses and access permission (read only or read/write). Need a quick way to share documents online? Check out Zoho Viewer - you just select a file from your computer and specify the amount of time you'd like the file to be available. tried it with a Microsoft Word document as well as an Adobe PDF document. No sign up is required. think this would be great for those documents too big for email! Have one-on-one meetings online. at no charge.
  • SUDDEN INSIGHT  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012
    [Providers] Why Articulate Storyline Has Already Become My Go-To Authoring Tool
    Nothing surprising there, but Story View provides some unique authoring functions that make development easier. hope Articulate exposes this functionality so third-party developers can provide additional content plug-in options. I’d like to see this expressive kind of functionality working with photos too. If you’re working in an environment open to these kinds of illustrated characters, you’re going to love the kind of expressive “people” power that Storyline provides. My understanding is that both products will be similar in features. Power.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010
    [Providers] Here’s How to Be an E-Learning Superstar in 2010
    In a learning community, the newbies need the experts who provide valuable insight and experience. I find that most rapid elearning developers are working by themselves or with very small teams. In those situations, their organizations don’t offer a lot of support to learn more about elearning. Typically, there’s no access to more experienced developers or others who can help them grow as an elearning developers. On top of that, because of time constraints, many organizations aren’t always looking for the best elearning courses. They usually just want something done quickly. Trust me.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    [Providers] Xyleme to Present Three Sessions at DevLearn 2014 Conference & Expo by News Editor
    Session attendees will learn more about moving to a performance-based strategy for managing learning content, best practices in single-sourcing learning content, and how Caterpillar and Xyleme partnered to provide multi-device access to global learners. Xyleme, a leader in single-source content management for learning, is presenting three learning sessions during DevLearn 2014. Globalization Learning Systems Mobile Learning Performance Support Professional Development
  • XYLEME  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2010
    [Providers] Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?
    Augment their systems with components that provide opportunities for people to interact in social systems for informal learning. This is a list of roughly the top 35 or so social media vendors providing a broad core set of social media capabilities. In this report Gartner defines the main uses for these vendors’ social software tools, two of them being the following: “Empowering communities of experts and interested parties (bonding people by specific interests, capturing best practices, disseminating lead-user innovation and providing an informal support network).”
  • G-CUBE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2013
    [Providers] Making use of the basics in m-learning – utilizing the strength of an SMS
    Also, learning is learner-driven, providing a learning opportunity whenever the learner needs it the most. But amidst all this progress, the biggest benefit that stands out is the ubiquitous support that the mobile platform provides for the learner. The paper titled ‘Approaches to Just-in-Time learning with mobile phones: a case study of support for tourists’ language needs’ by Anita Pincas of the University of London illustrates how mobile technology can be utilized to provide language support for a tourist in a foreign land. Learning
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2008
    [Providers] The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning - The Rapid eLearning Blog
    Your insight into the design of eLearning has been so informative and I look forward to each and every new post! I do have one question though, could you please explain the steps on how you use clip art images of people as in the examples you provided? unique feature provides for switching between different types of color blindness. Also, [link] has provided some helpful tips on various aspects of eLearning. Your blog and website has provided the motivation I need to contribute some materials at some later date. The Rapid Elearning Blog. December 17th, 2007. David.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2010
    [Providers] Are you prepared to slaughter your sacred cows?
    Provide focus, structure, direction.  I’ve been thinking about culture change lately.  One of my clients is ready to leap into the web 2.0 world, but many of their employees (unionized workforce) are less enthralled.  Moving into web 2.0 for them is a big culture change.  And just wanting to change the culture is not going to do it.  As I read on Fast Company’s blog recently: You don’t turn around years of enculturation by simply granting them permission to help each other. Steve, that is a brilliant observation. . So, how do we do it then?  Hone in on the cows. 
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
    [Providers] Harry Levinson 1922-2012
    Regarding Levinson’s notions about performance review , Diamond writes: …he emphasized the human compassion inherent in and necessary for providing subordinates with unambiguous, direct, and honest feedback in performance evaluation. For many managers, motivation and manipulation mean one and the same thing; but employees know the difference. Harry Levinson. We lost one of the giants in the study of organizational learning and performance this week.  Every leader and manager should take heed of Levinson's thought-provoking theories and practice. That article was published in 1994.
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
    [Providers] Breaking Down Communication Silos: One Approach
    China, and India sales offices providing services to all industries, types, and sizes in their specific regions. In my September 20, 2011 blog post , I presented a scenario about communication silos from my new book, Communication in High Performance Organizations: Principles and Best Practices , and invited readers to submit possible solutions. The scenario is this: Bill Smith, VP of Sales at High Tech Inc, and his leadership team, had gathered feedback from customers and concluded that the sales department needed a major reorganization. He writes: Hi Stephen.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010
    [Providers] Webinars In April 2010
    This free 90-minute lunchtime webinar provides you with the unique opportunity to engage in discussion with two of the world’s leading instructional design practitioners in Cathy Moore, from the USA, and the UK’s own Patrick Dunn. Patti will provide examples from her Essential Articulate Studio ‘09 book, but the information she provides applies to other popular e-Learning rapid development authoring tools such as Adobe Captivate and Raptivity. It looks like there will be some great webinars related to instructional design and development in April. Buzz up!
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Providers] eLearning Cyclops: Making It Over The Wall #LCBQ
    Social media provides access to an immense amount of informal learning and direct access to experts outside the organization walls. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Monday, June 13, 2011. Making It Over The Wall #LCBQ. Over at the Learning Circuits Blog the Big Question is "How do we break down organizational walls when it comes to learning?" So, here are some practical tips and advice on how to break down the organizational walls. Coach staff on their job development. Posted by. Jeff Goldman. Loading.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Providers] Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network.
    Walmart announced last week (April 18, 2011) that it is – … buying Mountain View-based Kosmix , a heavily funded social media technology provider that has built a platform that enables users to filter and organize content in social networks, in order to connect people with information that matters to them, in real-time. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 70% of workplace knowledge is learned informally (a statistic that is frequently referenced in the learning industry). While I haven’t seen more recent data, my experience is that the informal learning trend holds true today.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Providers] Leaving Stealth Mode: Announcing 2K Learning and Kickstarter Campaign
    Research has indicated that one of the main reasons that teachers don’t adopt innovative new techniques is because they are never provided with the proper training, technical support, pedagogical support or infrastructure to make it successful. Today is an exciting day with the announcement of the launch of 2K Learning. 2K Learning is born out of 6 years of work on a National Science Foundation project which has since morphed into a full fledged company offering innovative play/make curriculum designed to instill a love of science, engineering and math into middle school learners.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] #BUCAC13 Presentations and Insights from our Corporate Advisory Council
    Jay provided several insights for the book The Innovator’s Dilemma: Ignore the key metric of the industry. This will be updated during the day today! If you want to follow live, tune into our live channel. Shawn Rosler Lead Systems Analyst/Instructional Designer at Geisigner Medical Center talks about “Membership has its Privileges” Shawn does a quick intro of himself. Shawn encouraged us to share our ideas and products with each other even if its incomplete and how his personal journey lead him to some great epiphanies. Why keep it all to yourself? Sharing is learning.”
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013
    [Providers] San Francisco Presentation Resources
    Also, here are some links that provide some additional information about what we discussed in the workshop. Recently I had a great opportunity to present in San Francisco to a wonderful group of training professionals, here are some notes, links and resources from that presentation. Here are the slides. How to Elevate Your Learning:What is Gamification? Is There Any Science Behind It? from Karl Kapp. Articles. Here is some information on thinking like a game designer. Improve Training: Thinking Like a Game Designer. Five Gaming Elements for Effective eLearning. Here is another example.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
    [Providers] BP Spill NOT Fun and Games.but games could help
    realistic game/simulation could be created to provide the opportunity to test theories and interventions. Cover of board game that outlined possible disaster scenarios. In the 1970's a board game called Offshore Oil Strike was created by BP and it has a number of elements related to the current spill situation. The goal of the game is become an oil tycoon by digging for oil offshore and, naturally, players encounter hazards such as blow outs and oil spills and clean up costs. Too bad no BP executives ever played that game.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009
    [Providers] If Possible.Let's Eliminate Training
    Too many times organizations spend time and money conducting training or providing e-learning events because the system is not “smart” enough to handle mundane, repetitive, non-value-added tasks. It doesn’t always make sense to teach or educate people. Sometimes it is better to automate the process and eliminate the need for training. Training is time consuming, expensive and not always effective. This is one of the reasons Apple has been so successful.they think through their designs.where something like the earlier so called smartphones.not so much.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009
    [Providers] Play Games: Become an Engineer
    The software provides the tools to model, test, and optimize a steel highway bridge, based on realistic specifications, constraints, and performance criteria. If you have an interest in becoming an engineer or know someone who does. Or if you just like designing vehicles, bridges, buildings, consumer electronics, then there are a lot of really great games for you to check out. Here are a few. Coconut Run The Coconut Run Challenge is Issued. In this game, your job is to design a cart to transport coconuts over a rough and tumble terrain to a coconut shredder. Design a cell phone.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2009
    [Providers] Designing a Virtual Immersive Environment for Learning? Some Considerations.
    One important element of learning in an interactive environment is to provide a proper level of debriefing so the learner can understand the experience they had and reflect upon their learning. Supervising a construction project. Here are a few considerations when thinking about developing a virtual learning environment in a 3D world. Synchronous or Asynchronous. Or will it be a combination of both? Virtual blending. This decision will influence much of your design and building of the in-world environment. Sequence and Instructional Elements. What happens first? How do learners interact?
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009
    [Providers] Impact of Tough Times
    It is the largest higher education provider in Pennsylvania and cuts are being made. This month's ASTD big question is What is the impact of the economy on you and your organization? What are you doing as a result? wish I could say my bonus this year is only going to be $11 million instead of the usual $22 million but I don't work on Wall Street.I do not receive bonuses in good or bad times. So, here at Bloomsburg University , where I am a professor, it is a state run university. Penn State is not one of the 14 state universities. It is state affiliated, not state owned.)
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2006
    [Providers] Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Learning Multiplication Tables in a Game
    Using a first person genre, the game provides a graphically high-quality adventure where the learner travels from one location to another solving multiplication problems. There are video game based learning tools for a variety of topics including Algebra and Spanish. Here is one for multiplication tools. Timez Attack is a new video game instructionally designed exclusively for learning multiplication tables. The game uses drill and practice disguised as a video game (as we know Drill and practice is an effective strategy for teaching facts, like the multiplication tables).
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2007
    [Providers] Going to the MUVEES to See River City
    The best part is that Since the River City Project is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, access to the simulation, curricular materials, professional development, and just-in-time assistance are provided free of charge to schools So, if you are a teacher in middle or high school, check out The River City Project and go to the MUVEES. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideChris Dede giving the group a tour of The River City Project. Arriving in River City to determine the cause of the mysterious illness.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007
    [Providers] Arming Kids with Laptops.works
    Technology providing the opportunity for growth not possible with other means. In an effort to eliminate the "digital divide" between wealthy and poor students, Maine public schools in 2002 and 2003 distributed 36,000 laptops to seventh- and eighth-graders across the state. Many critics wondered if this was just technology in search of a problem or if the kids would actually benefit from the use of technology. Some of the results are in and.they look good for the advocates of giving every child a laptop. Check out the article School laptop program begets writing gains for more details.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2008
    [Providers] Presentation Tips
    So first I offer my version of Avoiding Death by PowerPoint which provides some techniques for taking boring bullets and adding a little excitement. Recently a few people have asked me about the best way to create a presentation. It seems that they are stuck or have colleagues stuck in the "dump as much as you can on the slide" development technique. even received an email the other day from someone who had read Edward Tufte's PowerPoint Essay and who wanted to know if ANYTHING good could come from PowerPoint. The answer is yes. But you need to be careful. It doesn't work.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2008
    [Providers] Second Life Session
    Onge of NCTT and Keith Morneau from Capella University who are providing a session on Second Life. Here is the class exploring NCTT Island. I am sitting in a session with Scott St. So, I am taking some notes: The presentation will talk about history of virtual environments and a theoretical framework for Second Life in the classroom. They are defining Second Life as "A 3D virtual world created by its inhabitants." He mentioned that Virtual Reality simulators can be found going back to 1968 with Ivan Sutherland's VR device. became ISO standard in 1997 and is still used today as X3D.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2008
    [Providers] More Educational Games
    The idea is that you play the game and provide free rice to hungry people around the world. I had a lot of positive feedback on my list of educational games in my post It's All Fun and Games and Then Students Learn. So, here are some more educational games that might be of interest. If you know of any more, please let me know and I'll post them. Darfur is Dying This game is a narrative-based simulation where the player, from the perspective of a displaced Darfurian, negotiates forces that threathn the survival of his or her refugee camp. Ages 11-14. If wrong, you get an easier word.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2008
    [Providers] Visit with Calhoun Wick
    If you say you want to delegate more effectively, you rate your delegation growth every week and your peers provide encouragement and feedback on your progress. Cal Wick and I pose for a picture at the Fort Hill Company in DE. Last week I had the opportunity to visit with Calhoun Wick, author of the book The Six Disciplines of Break Through Learning. Cal is also the winner of Will Thalheimer's Neon Elephant Award which Cal received in 2006. Cal is the founder and CEO of the Fort Hill Company which specializes in Follow-Through Managementâ„¢. Powerful stuff.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2007
    [Providers] Roll the Tape!
    provided a bunch of information and even some sample questions but Eric had his own questions prepared and even had the first chapter highlighted with questions he wanted to ask. The tape of my television appearance on CBS affiliate WYOU is now available, courtesy of WYOU with editing assistance from Matt Monahan. You can view a large screen or small screen version. The tape starts with some "man on the street" interviews, some info about e-learning, an exchange between the anchor and weather man and then goes into the interview. made a couple of mistakes during the interview.
  • ELEARNING BLENDER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010
    [Providers] Distance Education - Ed Tech 650
    Being that I am the lone instructional designer/eLearning developer in my company I don't have as many opportunities to learn from others in a formal learning environment like this class provides. At work, I mainly develop self paced eLearning courses so that project will provide the opportunity to use a work project and kill 2 birds with 1 stone. I've always taken a "Do it yourself" approach to eLearning development and I am looking forward to learning about different tools and methods from others in the class.
  • ELEARNING BLENDER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009
    [Providers] Manual Grading in eLearning
    My plan of attack for managing the manual grading of these assignments is to have supervisors grade and provide feedback to their subordinates. Although this plan does still require work from me to train supervisors how to grade and provide feedback on the assignments through Moodle , I believe the benefit of learners receiving valuable feedback and coaching from their direct supervisor out weighs the work required to train supervisors and definitely beats grading them all myself. Please leave a comment if you have any suggestions of how to handle this challenge.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
    [Providers] Is Enterprise search the answer to L&D’s interruption problem?
    Unless you can find what you need in 3 or 4 clicks via a portal, it will be faster to use a search term (provided it generates good results). How easy is it to find the information that you need for your job within your organisation? Probably a lot more difficult and frustrating than using a search engine to find public information…. My prediction for 2014 is that this is the year that smart organisations will take significant steps to narrow this gap in user experience. the Chairman mandates that everyone does customer service training). TV commercials that people fast forward through).
  • LEARNDASH  |  FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
    [Providers] WordPress LMS Latest Update
    Before getting into the update, I want to thank those of you who have written and expressed an opinion regarding the project, features, and general desires.  We want to make one thing is clear: WPLMS is committed to providing a product/service of great value… and we are committed to doing it right. First, I want to apologize for the lack of updates recently. There have been a lot of conversations happening in the past couple of weeks in regards to the project’s direction. Which brings me to the biggest news of this update. Hope you all have a great weekend. Justin. Tweet.
  • WALKME TRAINING STATION  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016
    [Providers] Improve Your Employee Training Methods Learning
    Webinars also feature visuals and discussions among the participants provided that all the participants have a microphone. Employees also try other skills which include selling a service or operating a cash register while the coach observes them and provides feedback. Apprenticeships fundamentally provide employers with a chance to shape the inexperienced and the new employees so that they can perform better in their jobs. There are many materials and methods you can use when preparing and equipping your employees with skills so that they can do their job in a better way.
  • CDSM  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
    [Providers] E-Learning Design Part 6: CDSM’s Active Learning Model™
    So it’s important for us to distinguish our skills, expertise and service from other providers in the marketplace. However, for learners who benefit from having the scaffolding provided by a teacher, trainer or a community of peers, we may advise flipping Bloom’s , loosening the outcomes and offering a solution that enables learners to discover, create and share knowledge. Throughout this series on e-learning design , we have looked at some of the learning theories that help to form the method and practice behind our award-winning e-learning. This is known as our ‘ pedagogy ’.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
    [Providers] Designing For Experts
    You can help this along by providing supplemental information in the form of a glossary, hypertext explanations, links to authority websites and downloads of background resources, such as research studies. In a previous article , I noted that experts have different internal knowledge structures than novices. Expert knowledge seems to be efficiently organized and easy to search through, like an orderly file cabinet. Expert knowledge is deeply intertwined, creating many paths for recalling information. Here are some tips you can use when designing courses for experts. Keep it Organized.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2010
    [Providers] Kapp & Driscoll nail Learning in 3D
    Karl Kapp and Tony O’Driscoll have launched the age of virtual worlds in organizational learning by providing a thorough overview in their new book Learning in 3D. Replete with conceptual models to provide structure to the discussion as well as pragmatic guidance to how to design and implement learning solutions, this book will help those trying to both get their minds around the possibilities and those who are ready to get their hands dirty. This is a comprehensive and eloquent book, covering the emerging opportunity in virtual worlds.  They get it, and want you to, too.
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2005
    [Providers] Managing SMEs for Rapid e-Learning
    have interviewed and worked with hundreds of SMEs and one thing is clear to me, e-Learning developers don’t provide SMEs enough tools and guidance in producing the content efficiently and at the fastest time possible.Here are some tips which I have used and have worked for me. To achieve this, you need to introduce a process that will allow SMEs to provide you content to get your end results – learner performance. Most SMEs are focused on the completeness and accuracy of content. They are not necessarily concerned with what the learner needs to know to perform.
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2007
    [Providers] Some Web 2.0-Like Tools in LMSs Extend e-Learning into Social Networking and Community Sharing
    Learner-driven learning - allows learners to record their own desired learning paths which may contain a combination of company- provided e-learning, informal learning, postings from blogs, Wikis, and others like readings, personal projects, etc. These are some Web 2.0-like tools in LMSs. If added or incorporated, these tools help learners use LMS content as a resource for sharing ideas in networks and communities. See how they work: Google-like search - allows learners to search ALL text in the LMS content. Notes can be searched.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2008
    [Providers] Daily Bookmarks 08/12/2008
    Rather than simply captioning or providing transcripts, this author proposes more sign language translations. For example, a collection of images on Flickr with authorial comments and tags certainly does not resemble the traditional essay, but the time spent on such a project, the motivation for undertaking it, and its ability to communicate meaning can certainly be equal to the investment and motivation required by the traditional essay—and the photos may actually provide more meaningful communication for their intended audience. tags: web2.0 , orgculture , privacy.
  • XYLEME  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
    [Providers] Bravais 3.0: Taking Learning Beyond the LMS to Analytics & Personalization
    The problem with collecting data at the course level is that it provides limited information, which can lead to bad decisions. To provide a little context in case you are unfamiliar, Bravais is Xyleme''s revolutionary cloud solution that enables the delivery of personalized learning experiences to the devices and applications your learners use every day. provides the framework and technology necessary to deliver these personalized training approaches learners are now demanding through two major additions. The LMS simply cannot adapt to this new reality. Let me explain.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012
    [Providers] How to Train Your Customers
    And that goes for training, too,” said Rich Radi, chief executive officer of Drivefleet, which provides training for commercial fleet vehicle drivers and managers. Offering external customers development options is an inexpensive way to boost company loyalty, reduce dependence on help desks and generate revenue. The learning and development industry has its hands full educating various levels of the workforce, but customers are often an employer’s largest audience. Take Apple, for example. To engage customers, some companies build learning that plays out like a game.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [Providers] Your Learning Culture is Killing Your Company
    Learning organizations seek to provide meaningful learning experiences. In 2010, Bersin by Deloitte published a massive research report analyzing human resources and corporate training practices. The goal was to identify “which practices, processes, structures, and systems drive the greatest business impact.” What did they identify was the most significant element driving business impact, out of the 100+ they studied? Learning culture. Even back then, the number one factor was “the strength of the organization’s learning culture.” What is a learning culture? The goal, as J. Learning.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [Providers] How Your Lack of a Learning Culture is Killing Your Company
    Learning organizations seek to provide meaningful learning experiences. In 2010, Bersin by Deloitte published a massive research report analyzing human resources and corporate training practices. The goal was to identify “which practices, processes, structures, and systems drive the greatest business impact.” What did they identify was the most significant element driving business impact, out of the 100+ they studied? Learning culture. Even back then, the number one factor was “the strength of the organization’s learning culture.” What is a learning culture? The goal, as J. Learning.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015
    [Providers] MOOCs Are Too Uncontrollable – People Could Do Anything!
    But by empowering learners and providing opportunities for them to interact with one another, MOOCs create the conditions necessary for these “macro” benefits to emerge. This is the fifth in a series of articles that tackle common objections to and arguments against using massive open online courses (MOOCs) for training. Read the previous article: MOOCs Aren’t Interactive, So There’s No Real Learning Taking Place. understand the benefits of digital learning environments, but the problem remains that MOOCs are not very well controlled. How will we know what learners are doing?
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
    [Providers] Face-to-Face Learning is FAILED Magic
    Even the highly publicized failure of the partnership between San Jose State University and MOOC provider Udacity focused on introductory and remedial courses for students who had graduated from high school, but didn’t have the skills to succeed in college. This is the second post in a series of articles that tackle common objections to and arguments against using massive open online courses (MOOCs) for training. Read the previous article: Public Libraries Are Failures (and So Are MOOCs). I’ve heard all of the benefits of online learning. know all of that. Right?
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
    [Providers] People Don’t Learn as Well Online
    Even the highly publicized failure of the partnership between San Jose State University and MOOC provider Udacity focused on introductory and remedial courses for students who had graduated from high school, but didn’t have the skills to succeed in college. This is the second post in a series of articles that tackle common objections to and arguments against using massive open online courses (MOOCs) for training. Read the previous article: Public Libraries Are Failures (and So Are MOOCs). I’ve heard all of the benefits of online learning. know all of that. Right?
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
    [Providers] Developing Skills through Gamification
    You see gamification motivates user behavior, it provides experiential learning and perhaps most of all it makes an impact on learners. Developing skills and solving problems in a simulated environment. What is it about games that make it possible to feel like we can accomplish anything and be a master at it, how can this transfer over to real life? Games are compelling and can lead to behavioral manipulation without the player even knowing it. They have a way of draw users in and engaging them. Games enrich us with intrinsic rewards. Jane McGonigal, Reality is Broken. billion.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Providers] This is your Brain on Games
    The myth that all games are bad for you has now been dispelled; rather they provide a wide range of benefits. This is your Brain on Games - The science behind gaming that proves gamification and simulation make sense. Computer and video gaming… It’s a $25 billion dollar entertainment business per year which in 2010 sold over 257 million video and computer games. While the first commercial video game hit the market over 40 years ago, the game industry has grown immensely in the past two decades. Surprisingly, gamers are willing to fail 80 percent of the time. Jane McGonigal.
  • LEARNUPON  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016
    [Providers] 6 eLearning conferences to attend in 2016
    We chose the eLearning conference for its reputation for providing delegates with dynamic presentations on the most innovative topics in the industry. The conference provides a wide collection of resources to help talent development professionals reach their full potential. Taking place in Sydney in October,  Learning @Work  provides a great opportunity for training and learning professionals to refresh their skills later in the year. Now Attending an eLearning conference is a great way to give your professional development an extra boost. ATD , Denver (US), 22–25 May.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010
    [Providers] Apple iPad: Who Is It Really For?
    think it will work for the following sets of people: - Leisure Laptop Users: provides better experience than the laptop for leisure activities and also has most other laptop capabilities. A Google search on ‘Apple iPad’ throws up an excess of 30 million results! Clearly the Apple iPad has drawn much applause and an equal amount of criticism in the last few weeks. At Upside Learning we’ve been thinking about ways the Apple iPad can be useful for eLearning – especially in the workplace. You can’t disagree that the iPad looks very cool.  Most definitely!
  • USABLE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010
    [Providers] Are Learning Games More Like Movies or Like Sports?
    This is a concern for learning games, because we want the engagement that gameplay can provide, but that engagement is usually with people who are choosing to play the games, but learning games aren’t always a choice (required training, critical learning topics). I’m listening to a recent Jesse Schell Talk called  Visions of the Gamepocalypse : The talk made me think more about this question, particularly when he talked about Nintendo’s creation of the Wii. So are educational games movies or sports? Is the difficulty in the focus on video games? What’s your take?
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