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TONY KARRER [Providers] Social Software Adoption
| MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
Where tools should IT be providing and organizations be facilitating and support? You can find all sorts of interesting resources via eLearning Learning around Adoption. Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 Revisited Social Media - The Challenge of Adoption - Rob’s Dummies Guide The secret sauce to successful Enterprise 2.0 adoption Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Gamification Blog Book Tour, Week Three Stops and Week Two Recap
| MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
He provided a balanced and well described critique of the book. Next Karl Grieb of the ASTD Philadelphia eLearning SIG provides a description of the content of the book. The panel included myself, Jason Brozena of Caronet which is a hosting company that provides data center services to organizations, including numerous game companies. TODAY”S BLOG STOP: May 4: UL EduNeering Online Compliance Training Blog. The blog book tour has been a lot of fun, with interesting comments and exciting dialogues and some in-person stops. May 1: Jeanette Brooks Word of Mouth blog.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Recent Second Life Happenings: Going Corporate
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2009
Rumor has it that pricing for the behind the firewall Second Life Enterprise starts at $55,000 and that it will be handled by a value-added network of service providers (see more below.) Looks like Second Life is on the move toward enterprise integration, further expansion into academic and corporate organizations and an effort to make virtual worlds more mainstream through a network of what they call Gold Solution Providers (currently there are 35 of these providers.) Second Life is going corporate. First, they are sponsoring a contest called The 2010 Linden Prize.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Help, I have an Instructional Design Master's Degree and I Can't Create E-Learning
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2008
This month's ASTD Big Question relates to a person who graduated from a theory-only program in Instructional Design and was not provided with the experience of actually creating instruction using any of the latest tools. Have a specific course in mind that you want to build that will provide you with the motivation and focus needed to learn the software. You can always get a book about the software.while it is not exactly the same as having the actual software, it can provide some help. Where do you start? Particular tools you should explore? Resources you should read?
CLIVE ON LEARNING [Providers] CreateDebate does what it says on the tin
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009
More importantly, the debate page provides the opportunity in the long-term for anyone interested in the issue to explore the different arguments and perhaps to add their own. I was impressed with the outcome and very grateful to those who contributed. Earlier this week I tested out a site called CreateDebate. which allows you to set out a proposition and some opposing arguments and then invite others to join the debate. also tweeted that the debate was on and this brought along other visitors. I was impressed with how quickly the debate took shape.
CLIVE ON LEARNING [Providers] Visual language for designers
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
The book seeks to establish six main principles: Organise for perception Direct the eyes Reduce realism Make the abstract concrete Clarify complexity Charge it up I'm not going to attempt to describe each of these, as they require the rich visual support that the book provides (isn't that the point?). I've spent a couple of happy hours poring over Connie Malamed 's luxuriant new tome Visual language for designers , (Rockport, 2009). Like slide:ology , which I reviewed last month, this book is a work of art in its own right - a real visual extravaganza.
CLIVE ON LEARNING [Providers] Kicking up a skinker: why trainers need to be more pushy
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2005
If you're anxious about whether your students will resent them, then provide an easy opt-out facility. newsletters can inform learners about new training events and services, they can celebrate successes, they can provide case histories, they can exhort learners to keep using their new skills, and they can present new tips and hints. Rather than sit in your inbox, hoping you'll get round to them, these pop-up to provide you with important news the moment it is available. You may never have thought of it this way, but most training is essentially a 'pull' experience.
LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE [Providers] The Human Factor: Feedback, or Things I Could Have Learned Playing Zuma by Mary Arnold
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010
Videogames show us how to provide useful feedback, even in conventional e-Learning offerings. There’s more to feedback than correction, as this week’s column demonstrates!
KAPP NOTES [Providers] #Training2014 Resources, Slides & Other Related Information Session M16
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
Employing the approach of providing spaced quizzes for learners over time taps into two powerful and empirically supported instructional strategies—Retrieval Practice and Spaced Retrieval. Retrieval Practice alone can provide improved recall performance by as much as 10-20%. When combined with Spaced Retrieval the effect is multiplied. Here are the slides and some links related to my presentation at the conference. Five Things Game Designers Can Teach eLearning Designers from Karl Kapp. Here are the five elements of thinking like a game designer. 2013). In H. L. Pashler (Ed.),Encyclopedia
LEARNFOREVER [Providers] Education and training spend in the UK
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
This got me interested in identifying the comparable stats for the UK, and this useful Parliamentary Briefing provides them. In the foreword to Brinkerhoff and Apking’s High Impact Training (2001), Professor Dale M Brethower identified the total US spend on education, “from kindergarten through graduate school” at $230 billion, and estimated that employers pass on to consumers at least $300 billion in spend on training and development. Current UK public expenditure on education is around the £90 billion mark.
THERE IS NO CHALK [Providers] Devloping Solutions and Empowering Clients
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2009
The writer describes a project he was once a consultant on, where his unconscious interjection of his concept of the "perfect" solution and its related characteristics colored what he provided the customer. I must send another thanks to Tony Karrer, for Tweeting me this article this morning. In the end he says, his solution did not function as fully as expected because he didn't initially realize.
- [Providers] Connecting ideas with communities
Then in 2009 we see it being discussed as the core idea of the ASTD opening keynote, and moving into the mainstream by several salespeople (vendors, service providers) looking for business opportunities. I use the chasm model to explain my professional work of 1) seeing what is ready to cross the chasm by 2) staying connected to the innovators & being an early adopter so that 3) I can help mainstream organizations. It’s a good graphic summary of my consulting practice. It wasn’t tested, it was just an idea. Mavens are the senders and receivers of information.
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME [Providers] Photowall from Chromecast App
| MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
Send the code you’re provided when you create your Photowall to others you want to participate and they can send their own photos to the ‘wall – use the g.co/photowall Photowall for Chromecast (iPhone/iPad) : I recently wrote about the Chromecast I bought and have been trying out. This App, Photowall, is probably the best app currently available for schools and classroom activities. Photowall enables students in (and outside) the classroom to ‘send’ images to the TV screen. Once the Photowall has been created anyone can connect to the website on g.co/photowall
JAY CROSS [Providers] How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (4)
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
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 ?
- [Providers] gatekeepers of truth
This is a new social ecosystem that fuels innovation and activism on the edges, providing new ways to fund projects and aspirations that have traditionally been rejected by a monolithic vision of the world conceived by the few and dictated from above. Every fortnight I collate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds. “Zen pretty much comes down to 3 things – everything changes; everything is connected; pay attention.” ” – Jane Hirshfield – via @jhagel. Whether Google will exist or not.
ELEARNING LEARNING POSTS [Providers] Google Wave - Social Media Resources - Best of eLearning Learning
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009
Top 8 Reasons Why Training Providers Are Adopting eLearning - Upside Learning Blog , October 29, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. October 30, 2009 to November 6, 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Online Seminars. Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning. Tuesday, November 10, 2009. From Blah to Aha! Ten Best Practices for the Virtual Classroom. Wednesday, November 11, 2009. Selecting a Learning Management System: Using a KnowledgeBase to Find the Right Product. Wednesday, November 11, 2009. The 5 Non-Negotiables of an LMS - What Life Science Companies Can’t Afford to Ignore.
YARDSTICK [Providers] Best Standard Setting Method
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
In essence, these questions address validity because cut scores provide the basis of interpreting and using test scores. In terms of setting cut scores, what is the preferred method? Bookmark, Angoff, modified Angoff. In terms of licensure and certification, clients often ask what the best or most common method is used for setting cut scores. These are great questions because research indicates that different standard setting methods will yield different results. The short answer is that there is no single best or preferred method. Item and exam format. Logistical factors.
KZO INNOVATIONS [Providers] KZO Innovations Named a Leader in 2015 Aragon Video Content Management Globe
| MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
KZO Innovations , a provider of video solutions to corporations and government agencies, was recently named a ‘Leader’ by Aragon Research, a leading technology-focused research and advisory firm, in the 2015 Aragon Video Content Management Globe. The research criteria looks beyond size and market share which often dominate these types of analyses, and instead uses each as comparative factors in evaluating provider capabilities. Read the full release here. . News Press Releases
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] Employers Boosting Efforts to Help Workers Save for Retirement
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
Recognizing the vast majority of employees are not prepared to maximize their 401(k) savings potential, employers are making significant changes in plan structure and investments while also increasing the amount of guidance provided to participants. Overall, nearly all employers (98 percent) provide some sort of employer contribution to the plan. Employers are increasingly taking bolder actions to help ensure participants achieve greater financial security, a new survey shows. Lincolnshire, Ill. — Oct. Just 45 percent of employers allowed for day-one contributions in 2001.
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] Promote Better Alignment for Better Impact
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013
For the last several years, members of the BIB have been asked to provide annual insight into their outlook for the year ahead. CLOs must evaluate their ability to help the enterprise rebound during the recovery and align their staffs to that goal. To maximize the overall value of learning and development spending, and to ensure flexibility and capacity for the economic recovery, learning and development organizations must constantly evaluate and reallocate their staff. This month, IDC compares how CLOs feel about staffing in 2013 to their outlook in recent years. elections.
LEARNING WITH E'S [Providers] The future is the Web
| MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2010
Haptic - pertaining to the sense of touch - describes the manner by which some new technologies are providing tactile feedback to users through handheld controllers. I'm putting together my invited presentation for Learning Technologies 2010 later this month. have been asked to talk about the new smart technologies that we will be using in the next year or two. These include touch screen technologies (iPhone, Touchtables, etc), augmented reality (AR) devices (6th Sense, Layar etc) and other emerging technologies such as QR tagging, GPS and wearable computers. iPhone GPS TL10UK Web 2.0
YOUR TRAINING EDGE [Providers] Adult Education vs. Corporate eLearning
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
Many educational designers have concluded that the contextualization provided by simulations and animations result in more efficient and lasting knowledge transfer. Most adult educational programs might provide a deeper explanation and development of a courses material; however, the retention of the material and application of the skills are often inconsistent. To me, training programs do not provide learning; instead, these programs provide a structured training environment to assist in the learning. performance improvement). Much of it is information (e.g.,
UPSIDE LEARNING [Providers] eLearning Outsourcing: Why Consider It?
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010
Outsourcing arrangements enable you to reduce fixed costs and leverage the scalability of the service providers. The vendor would manage everything including their training and providing replacement resources. Some months back I had posted (based on a research report by ValueNotes ) about eLearning outsourcing to India doing well and looking to grow handsomely in next 3-4 years. With over 100 clients in 12 countries, Upside Learning has been offering offshore based eLearning outsourcing development services and solutions for 6 years. Why outsource? Significant cost advantages.
UPSIDE LEARNING [Providers] 50 Years of the Kirkpatrick Model
| MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
Jim Kirkpatrick (is SMR USA’s vice president of global training and consulting, and presents workshops for and provides consulting to Fortune 500 companies around the world) and Wendy Kirkpatrick (is a director of Kirkpatrick Partners, LLC and a certified instructional designer) have written a paper which honors Don, and takes a fresh look at Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels. In short, it suggests that providing excellent training does not lead to significant transfer of learning to behavior and subsequent results without deliberate and consistent reinforcement.
- [Providers] From the Archives: Pickett's Charge and PLEs
And I wonder if this is the type of thing that should be considered when putting together our own Personal Learning Environments and providing resources for others to do the same I think we are doing an amazing disservice to ourselves and our kids by not getting out more. If anything, this most is more timely now than it was when I wrote it. April 26, 2007 I've been catching up on my Google Reader and noticed the conversation about Personal Learning Environments. Clive Shepherd notes that his personal learning environment also includes people and alternate media.
I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED [Providers] Articulate Storyline: Adding Accessibility
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015
In addition, the screen reader acts as a mouse pointer, providing navigation via keyboard commands. by Kevin Siegel You can use Storyline to create eLearning lessons that are accessible to learners who have visual, hearing, mobility, or other types of disabilities. If you publish Flash content (SWF), the content can be made compliant. However, HTML5 and Articulate Mobile Player output isn't currently compliant. In the United States, the law that governs accessibility is commonly known as Section 508. Slide text. Slide names. Buttons. Storyline
I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED [Providers] Adobe Captivate: Adding Videos to eLearning
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
There are several pay-as-you-go companies/websites that provide media servers including Adobe Media Streaming Service , Wowza , Subsonic , and Plex. I'd love to get feedback from you about this topic. I've created a quick poll that asks how you're using video in eLearning and, just as important, where you're storing the videos. by Kevin Siegel You can add several types of video into a Captivate project, including AVI, MOV, and Flash Video (FLV or F4V). You can take the poll here.
I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED [Providers] Reporting eLearning Results
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015
Do you need to provide reports to your boss that show how learners have performed on a quiz? Talk to your LMS provider for information on which one to use. by Kevin Siegel When developing eLearning, you can elect to use Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Lectora, Camtasia Studio--there's no shortage of awesome tools. Once the eLearning content is finished, do you need to track learner access to the content? How about letting the boss know how many people have accessed specific lessons, and how many people have completed the course?
WALKME TRAINING STATION [Providers] The Importance of Creating an Employee Development Plan Template
| SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015
Furthermore, training and development templates can also help the trainees themselves by providing them with a set of goals and examples which can act as the foundation of their training. If your organization is currently trying to train large groups of personnel then an employee development plan template can help make the process easier and more cost effective. Templates offer a system and a structure which can help to streamline the training process, which not only leads to lower training costs, but fewer time and resource requirements as well. Conclusion. Employee Training
VIGNETTES LEARNING [Providers] Learning Liberation Continues - Hurray!
| FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
Coursera https://www.coursera.org/ has partnered with Stanford, Princeton, Michigan U, and University of Pennsylvia to provide for free thousands of online learning. Today, I am a proud practitioner of eLearning. And many of you should. Ray Jimenez, PhD. Vignettes Learning Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning
KAPP NOTES [Providers] What’s Happening with OLIVE? Find Out.
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010
OLIVE commercial sales are focused on providing enterprise-wide solutions for financial services, pharmaceutical, insurance, healthcare and life sciences, energy, technology, and consulting markets. OLIVE is one of the only enterprise-grade, virtual world technology solutions available today that is capable of providing private, secure, persistent three-dimensional (3-D) environments behind or in front of firewalls. SAIC’s focus is to provide faster, easier access to OLIVE worlds, tools, content, and customization for users from anywhere in the world. Definitely.
- [Providers] Agility through collaboration
What we will need to do, instead, is ensure that a full suite of tools are available, and provide individuals with the ability to work together to create worthwhile working/learning environments. Instead of factory-style production teams, agile programming uses far fewer, but better, programmers. The principles of communicating, focusi ng on simplicity, releasing often and testing often are also applicable to developing good instructional programs. Does instructional systems design (ISD) need more agility ? The root of the problem is that ISD views instruction as separate from work.
- [Providers] Analytics takes Center Stage at Workday Rising
They see three progressive phases in analytics of increasing sophistication and benefit to end users: the first, more common today, is data that describes the organization as it stands; the second is predictive: a theme common to many software providers in the HR community today; and the third, demonstrated in this keynote, adds the ability to recommend actions based on those predictions. With its unique perspective among standalone HR and talent providers with support for a complete financial suite, Workday also provides analytics on financials. User Experience. June 201
SPARK YOUR INTEREST [Providers] C-L-A-S-S-I-C
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
Image via Wikipedia. In just under a week, I’m heading on a trip to France for nearly a month, and I feel very privileged to be able to do so. Being a new-world girl, I am a bit of a Europhile and think castles are very cool (our accommodations will be in a converted castle), the history is interesting, but what I’ll most be savoring is the food (and the wine). Aged cheese, wine and fresh bread baked in centuries old tradition are definitely on the top of my list. These things are classic, timeless and also crafted not processed. Things I aspire to in my work. Salut!
SPARK YOUR INTEREST [Providers] BQ on the Brain
| TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
Use surprise. If you aren’t able to do that through the e-learning itself – figure out if you can blend in some kind of face-to-face or alternative element – podcasts or videos to introduce which provide the element of surprise, humour or mystery. I also wrote about this in a previous post. Brain-based learning. It certainly does seem to be a hot topic. I ain’t no neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist, or MRI technician, so obviously anything I write will be purely opinion! The one that says: we feel before we think. . repeat: we feel before we think. .
VISUAL LOUNGE [Providers] Screenchump to Screenchamp Review 5: Know Your Audience
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
We are hopefully providing advice that will allow everyone, especially the owner of the video, to go back and make better videos. One of the challenges of creating video is that it’s hard to judge your own work. You make something, fall in love with it, and then changing it becomes difficult at best. In order to help everyone make better videos, we set out on this idea: what if we loaned our expertise and reviewed our customers’ videos in the same way we would review our own videos and gave them some screencasting tips? Possibly even ScreenChamp Award-winning videos! We like real people.
JAY CROSS [Providers] Learners as customers
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2008
Every lesson, workshop, and pointer would provide a way for users to leave review. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art serves as my office when I’m in the City, and I used it for contemplation and sustenance between sessions of the World Online Marketing Conference today. Online commerce has lessons for learning professionals putting together learning platforms. For example, the people today were really hot about live help as a sales tool. Text chat comes in many varieties. It’s a no-brainer if you’re selling from your website. So much for another day at the office
BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE [Providers] This Week on #TalkTech: Making Your Own Games, Versal, and Blackberry’s ‘Secure Work Space’
| THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE [Providers] SkyPrep.com Introduces Affordable User-Friendly SaaS-based LMS at DevLearn by News Editor
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
Following a six-month beta period, the official release of SkyPrep incorporates the feedback of hundreds of users and provides one of the most effective training tools in the market. Design & Development Tools Emerging Topics Learning Systems
LEARNING WITH E'S [Providers] User generated content
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
Blogs like this one for example, are open for comments from all, novice, enthusiast and expert, to provide feedback, suggestions, even refutations, via the comments box under each post. We had some quite heated debates at the Concede Project meeting yesterday on the nature and direction of user generated content (UGC). When we met in Erlangen, Germany for our last project meeting in May this year, we came up with a definition of UGC: User generated content is "content created and shared freely by students and/or teachers that has not been formally peer reviewed".
LEARNING WITH E'S [Providers] Faceworking
| THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009
Facebook appears to provide a ready space where the 'role conflict' that students often experience in their relationships with university work, teaching staff, academic conventions and expectations can be worked through in a relatively closed 'backstage' area'. Should we try to use social networking services such as Facebook and Myspace as serious educational tools, or should they remain the domain of informal chat and backstage antics? This is one of the questions addressed in the latest issue of Learning, Media and Technology. toward a more critical perspective.
LEARNING WITH E'S [Providers] Barking at ants
| SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2010
will offer some simple, practical examples of how to integrate new social media into formal learning contexts and provide some insight into these processes from my own reflections on professional practice in teacher education. On Wednesday 3rd February I gave a presentation to staff at the University of Brighton, on an invite from my old mate Asher Rospigliosi. His blog on learning using the Internet is worth a read. Students also have different expectations when they arrive on the university campus. It has been a long time since I was in Brighton. It wasn't a smart thing to do.
FROM THE COLEFACE [Providers] TJ no longer has to be nice about e-learning
| MONDAY, JULY 21, 2008
In the meantime, most other e-learning providers will go out of business, meaning that organisations once more will have to turn to us trusty face to facers for all their learning interventions…and we all get to live happily ever after, without having to pay attention to any of those scary technological changes that others keep banging on about. It will be interesting to see in future months how TJ balances the need to keep its most traditional constituents on board, whilst providing leading edge insights to the more open minded. accountancy e-learning legal training
LEARNING VISIONS [Providers] Andy Whitaker "Matching Learning Paths w/Performance Using Tin Can" #ATDTK
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
With Tin Can, we talk about an Activity Provider and an LRS (Learning Record Store). These are my live blogged notes from Andy Whitaker''s concurrent session here at ATD TechKnowledge, happening this week in Las Vegas. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Andy Whitaker, Consultant, Rustici Software @tincandy How can we implement Tin Can (xAPI -- "experience API") in our organizations to get real benefit? Matching learning to performance with Tin Can Most "learning activity" is tracked in orgs in an LMS using SCORM. It''s a cobbling together of reports. Andy attended TK 2015." Why is this?
ELEARNING CYCLOPS [Providers] Using #Infographics
| FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014
So what better way to provide a refresher than an Infographic that highlights and visualizes its important features? For a course I am currently completing, I included an infographic. The course is an overview of a new line of business at my org. knew that for many, especially those not directly involved in the new line, retaining detailed knowledge about it will be a challenge as time passes. hope to see these printed from the course and pinned on a few office walls and hopefully passed around a bit too. found creating the infographic was not as difficult as expected. infogr.am
ELEARNING CYCLOPS [Providers] Green Screen Video Studio at CDPE
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
Finer details of the studio set-up can be found in the PDF they were nice enough to provide, which you can download here. I have written about building my low budget video studio in the past, but today I was really amazed at what the Center for Professional and Distance Education at the University of Central Oklahoma (CPDE) has built for less than $2,000. Today they presented for the e-Learning Guild's DemoFest. Here is the final budget of the studio, which as you can see they really got bang for their buck. Sanyo High Definition Camcorder – $349.95 Boris FX Chroma Key Software – $299.00
ELEARNING CYCLOPS [Providers] I Carry My ActionScript Around My Neck
| TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009
If you need a personal wiki that can reside on your flash drive, TiddlyWiki provides one. Whenever I write new Flash Actionscript (that works) or find useful Actionscript, I make it a point to place it somewhere accessible where I can access it later. It may be years before I need that particular code again, but I want to access it quickly along with any associated notes I saved with it. Here has been my solution for many years. have added a personal wiki to my removable flash drive. There may be others out there, but this one works for me. Adobe Flash Lite Misc. flashlite flash
ELEARNING CYCLOPS [Providers] Following the eLearningLearning Community
| TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009
Here are some of the new features that make it easy to to follow: Best of link - Provides the best posts on eLearningLearning based on social signals. If you have not been to eLearningLearning.com recently you will notice their redesign and new features. I am a frequent visitor and also member of this elearning blog community. It's a great collection of elearning blogs with a wide spectrum of perspectives. RSS - The best of eLearningLearning or full lis t of blog posts. Mail - Receive recaps of the best of elearningLearning or receive recaps of the full list of blog posts.
ELEARNING CYCLOPS [Providers] My e-Learning Toolbox
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009
It is a glimpse not just into their development tool preferences, but it also provides some reflection into the approaches they take in creating courses. Every so often I see my fellow bloggers posting lists of what they have in their e-learning toolbox. These posts are always interesting and helpful. Here is what I have in my e-learning toolbox and some notes on how I use these tools. ToolBook authoring tool - this is the DHTML authoring tool used at my company, but prior to this I used TrainerSoft (now Outstart Trainer), which is my preference. Adobe Fireworks - editing graphics.
ELEARNING CYCLOPS [Providers] Free e-Learning Page ISD Additions
| THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2009
My intention for the page was to not only provide educational opportunities, but also to showcase examples of e-learning. My Free e-Learning page has received a consistent number of visitors since adding the page. The page receives approximately 10% of my blog's hits. And from my blog stats, I can see many are launching the free courses. Many of us, myself included, are inspired by seeing what other e-learning professionals are creating. And I am happy to see the page is being attended. Pappas Gagne's 9 Events of Instruction - C. Thanks. Learning Courses ISD e-Learning Free e-learning
ELEARNING CYCLOPS [Providers] 508 Compliance, Even If You Do Not Need To
| THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009
It may be as simple as including alt tags so screen readers recognize graphics, keyboard alternatives for mouse clicks or providing close captioning, etc. Even if your organization does not require courses to be 508 compliant , e-learning designers/developers should still take accessibility into consideration. In my current position I am not required to make my courses compliant. This does alleviate me from the arduous task of meeting strict 508 compliance guidelines. These are just some of the simpler examples of addressing 508 compliance concerns. 508 Compliance e-Learning
ELEARNING CYCLOPS [Providers] Adobe Flash on TV
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009
For now I am going to assume a content developer's kit (CDK) will be provided by Adobe and the TV remote will act in the same manner as a Flash enabled phone's key pad, recognizing key presses, etc. It has been announced that Flash will be available on TVs! This news from Broadcom and Adobe certainly caught my attention. This is not only a great opportunity for Adobe Flash, but opens up many, many opportunities for Flash developers and hopefully e-learning designers. This will now place rich Internet applications (RIA) on TVs, using Flash Lite Player 3. your TV. And
ELEARNING CYCLOPS [Providers] What if iPhone and Blackberry Supported Flash Lite?
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2008
The e-Learning Guild did provide the following links regarding the possibility of Flash Lite on iPhones: [link] [link]. I was looking over the e-Learning Guild's 360 report on mobile learning, released several months back. What really jumped out for me was the survey regarding targeted devices. Granted the results are anecdotal and not from a scientific survey, but none the less it does reflect answers from 240 m-learning designers from numerous regions around the world. Let's just hope sooner than later. Adobe Flash Lite flashlite m-Learning iphone
ELEARNING CYCLOPS [Providers] Development Tools I Would Learn If I Were You - June's Big Question
| THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
They provided just enough to make us dangerous with HTML, Flash, Photoshop and Authorware. Flash: Yes, Flash is still very much alive and well in e-learning and because it is so embedded in our industry and there is nothing at this time that can provide the rich interactive elements that it provides, I do not see it being "dead" in our field anytime soon. The fact is HTML5 is not there yet and if it ever does get there it will probably be more than 5 years before it is at the level of quality and ease of development that Flash currently provides. Second Life).
IGNATIA WEBS [Providers] Course on enhancing the impact of a training programme with eLearning
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010
She asked me to provide her with a project to add to the eLearning repository, so I added our mobile project in Peru. In the past I had the pleasure and honor to work with Tom Wambeke at ITC in Turin for online sessions on the topic of mobile learning. During these sessions I also met Florence Beraud , who is now working as an independant consultant in eLearning. She just set up a wonderful platform with an eLearning course and featuring eLearning examples from all around the world. That way we canall learn from each other. An overview of all the examples can be found here.
IGNATIA WEBS [Providers] Going mobile the hard link way
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2008
Why I choose winksite to provide me with code, is because it is their company is compliant with W3C standards for mobile sites. Although QR code is not that common in Belgium , I thought it was time to add it to my blog. If any of you out there have a QR camera on your phone you can then easily keep track of my mobile feeds. QR coding is a Japanese invention, but is slowly invading the world. To get this QR code for my blog, I used the winksite website , but you can also use the Kaywa feed2mobile if you like a Swiss communications company. Which is always good to support.
EFRONT [Providers] eLearning for the Retail Industry with eFrontPro
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016
eFrontPro also provides a comprehensive reporting system that gives you quantifiable information and statistics for your employees’ attendance, progress and understanding of the training material. Whether a small business or a large chain, and regardless of the rise of e-Shopping, the retail sector remains the front face of the economy. Retail employees, more so than most other fields, have to deal with customers in person, and while good people skills are essential, they are not enough by themselves. At least that’s the ideal retail employee. Employee orientation. Training.
JANET CLAREY [Providers] YouTube - CorpUtvâ€™s Channel
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2008
This is the YouTube - CorpUtv’s Channel which provides “lessons in learning for business leaders. A new find for me, maybe for you too. Searching “social media brings me a range from… …funny.(Social Social Media Addiction Rap). …to ’serious’ (Social Media WordPress Theme - Wicket Pixie. It’s not just for social media. You should consider subscribing to this channel if you don’t already
JANE HART [Providers] Pick of the Month: July 2012
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
The idea that learning is best carried out by removing people from the workplace and providing them with structured content and (if they were lucky) opportunities to practice in a simulated environment was blown away with the invention of the Web and the appearance of ubiquitous information sources. July was chock full of great articles and blog posts so here are just some of the articles that I bookmarked – together with a snippet from each which showed you why they caught my eye. On 6 July, an article in ZD-Net, It’s the digital dawn of open online learning , asked. explained.
I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED [Providers] mLearning: Some Technical Tips
| TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
Instead provide links to further information. by AJ George Back in February I discussed the growing adoption of mobile learning as a viable means for eLearning and communicating ideas. Now I'd like to take a brief look at a few technical aspects to keep in mind when developing mLearning. Keep file sizes relatively small. typical mLearning lesson should be no more than 2-3 megabytes. Be mindful of how many images you use and their sizes. Large images take longer to load and should only be used if they are actually enhancing the information you are presenting. An airport? metro line?
DAVE'S WHITEBOARD [Providers] Minimal training: a plunge into the typing pool
| FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012
Carroll provides a great deal of detail; I’ll summarize what seem to me to be the most important points. (This is a continuation of a previous post based on John M. Carroll’s The Nurnberg Funnel ). The main elements in the Minimal Manual test–a task-centric approach to training people in using computer software–were lean documentation, guided exploration, and realistic exercises. So the first document that learners created was a letter. ” This sort of meta-exercise is very common, and I think almost always counterproductive. Into the pool. So what happened?
KAPP NOTES [Providers] One Prototyping Process for Creating an Instructional Game
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
have found that a Game Design Document is helpful for the development team but people not involved with a game cannot really understand what will happen in the game to provide appropriate feedback until they see the storyboards and, importantly, concept art. The completed storyboards and concept art should be shown to focus groups who can provide obtain feedback and reviews of the storyboards with comments framed by a series of questions the design team provides. If focused questions are not provided, the feedback may be scattered and not as helpful as it could be.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Facebook Fatigue?
| FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010
An article, Teens Experiencing Facebook Fatigue , provided some interesting findings about the social networking site, Facebook. According to the article: A survey of 600 teens ages 13 to 17 in late April found that teens spend two hours per day online on average, 80% of which is spent using a social network. These same teens are, however, showing signs of “Facebook Fatigue.” Nearly one in five (19%) who have an account no longer visit Facebook or are using it less. Here is more about the study. Web 2.0
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Best Educational Piece on How the Banks Hid Assets (NSFW)
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
think his story of being Jonco provides an "easy to understand" version of the shell games going on at Wall Street. Here is a great "story" or an analogy of how the banks move monies around as told by John Stewart of the Daily Show. The technique of comparing personnel and corporate allowances with money is a great educational technique. NOT SAFE FOR WORK because of all the swearing. It would be funny without the swearing but.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] New Sustainability Education and Learning Web Site Launched
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
site that provides information on basic sustainability concepts and techniques. Learn about sustainability issues at the Sustainability Institute. major issue within organizations today is sustainability. The ability to do the right thing in terms of the environment and in terms of conservation of energy, natural resources and our planet. In an effort to increase awareness and learning in the area of sustainability, Kaplan-Eduneering in conjunction with Seventh Generation just launched the Sustainability Institute. The site has many good resources that can be explored.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] What Learning Professionals Can Learn From the Steelers
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2009
The rest has to go the learner who needs to figure out how to apply what we provide to them to their unique situations. The lesson, consistent focus provides success. Focusing on a consistent application of instructional design methods provides success. The technology may change but the strategies for providing learning opportunities have not changed. Having grown up in the Pittsburgh area during the Steelers first run at four Super Bowls, I am a born and breed Steeler's fan. Loved seeing the team get number six! Roethlisberger responded half-jokingly. Drop back.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Blog or Wiki?
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2009
The wiki provides a central location for best practices and an easy-to-use interface that anyone with typing and some minimal search capabilities can master. It is paying off in terms of building a knowledge base and the ability to provide best practices and training on a dime, according to Marty Siederer, the Society's senior director of training and customer service, Siederer provides training for the organization's content management, mass email distribution and online fundraising systems. The other day, I received the following question in a comment on this blog.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Heads Down Second Life Work
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2007
It guides learners through the first few lessons for the first class and provides them with some resources. A good number of hours today are going toward my preparation for my upcoming class called "Learning in 3D." Today I focus on preparing the MSIT Second Life wiki for the class. also spent a lot of time this morning trying to set up a travel itinerary for new avatars to get a feel of the Second Life universe and what can be accomplished from an educational perspective. Feel free to check out the wiki and add any resources or other items that would be helpful.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Blog Book Tour: Week One Recap
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007
Then on day two Tom King over at Mobilemind posted a great piece which provide a quick, high level view of the book and then provided a great strategy for reading the book if you only have a little bit of time (ok, ok it did get long) Check out his laugh-out-loud post. She provides a great perspective and indicates that learning is successful only when the learner is engaged.I Also, check out his stop on the tour Blog Book Tour Stop: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos talks about how kids provide great insight into new learning technologies and techniques. Have a listen.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Joining Women of the Web 2.0 Tomorrow Night
| MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2008
It will be show number 70 and we will be covering a range of topics from games for educators to the need for textbook editors to provide more engaging content to teachers. Tomorrow night at I will be joining a group of distinguish web personalities in a live talk show called Women of Web 2.0. If you would like to listen to the show live, (it's free) you can go to EdTechTalk and click on Women of Web 2.0 and hear my discussion with Cheryl, Sharon, Jennifer and Vicki ( Cool Cat Teacher ). If you miss the live version, there will be a recorded version you can check out as well.
ELEARNING TV [Providers] Hey Retail Trainers – Save Massive Time With Keyboard Shortcuts!
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
These handy, and often hidden, features provide a quick and easy way to accomplish tasks in. Can’t use a mouse or looking to save time on your everyday tasks? Look no further than keyboard shortcuts. click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!]. Text Posts hospitality training hotel training restaurant training retail training retail training hotel training
VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS [Providers] CBSE Open Text Based Assessments – Lip Service or Silver Bullet
| THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
As the circular states: The main objective of introducing this element is to provide opportunities to students to apply theoretical concepts to a real life scenario by encouraging active and group learning in the Class. In a later circular , it is reiterated that: the main objective of introducing OTBA is to relieve the students from the burden of mugging up of content and provide opportunities in effective use of memory and acquiring skills of information processing. Experts hired by CBSE have now made essays/case studies etc. It assumes and implies several things.
VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS [Providers] LAK11: Metrics
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011
Obviously tracking and automated flexible reporting of any sort is valuable to any organization in any function – provided it is accurate to start with. And obviously lots of time and effort in organizations is spent on validating data from a LMS that in turn provides a source of constant improvement just like from other systems for other functions. These systems provide base data upon which further analyses can be conducted. There was a good discussion I had almost two years ago on LMSs and RoI. The LMS has nothing to do with this process. Let us look at time spent.
ZAIDLEARN [Providers] Part 2 - Simplify Blue Ocean & Make Consultants _!
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2010
that also provide all the necessary hospital support (value added), and governments (e.g. “ We do no market research. We don't hire consultants. The only consultants I've ever hired in my 10 years is one firm to analyze Gateway's retail strategy so I would not make some of the same mistakes they made [when launching Apple's retail stores]. But we never hire consultants, per se. Steve Jobs, thanks for making that clearer! We figure out what we want. And I think we’re pretty good at having the right discipline to think through whether a lot of other people are going to want it, too.
LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY [Providers] e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Broadband in 77% of U.S. Households by 2012 and that might not be gerat news
| MONDAY, JULY 28, 2008
It would really be great to see some additional ISP providers come up with alternative solutions. Broadband in 77% of U.S. Households by 2012 and that might not be great news. So PC World is reporting on a Gartner study that says that upon reaching a high threshold of broadband penetration "ISPs will concentrate less on building out their networks to reach new customers and more on expanding what customers can do with their broadband Internet connections." This appears to be good news for those of us in urban or suburban areas but less so for those in rural areas. My parents for one.
TONY KARRER [Providers] How to Download YouTube Videos
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2008
To get it in Flash Video Format / FLV - you can use the little tool provided by TechCrunch. I needed to figure out how to download YouTube videos for an upcoming conference presentation where I wasn't confident that I would be able to have a good enough connection to play the video. KeepVid offered both (save as FLV and save as MP4) and a nice bookmarklet as well. I've not tried it, but it appears to work for Google Video, MySpace video and more. Both of these options give you a very nice MP4 file that works great for my presentation. But I've had more issues with getting it to work.
TONY KARRER [Providers] Conference Networking Tools - Do They Work?
| FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2007
In case you've not seen introNetworks before, they provide tools that allow membership groups to network with each other based on common interests. I just saw a post by Mark Oehlert - Good for introNetworks! - in which he points to introNetworks Secures $2.7 Million in Series A Funding. I've both used some of these tools with different membership groups I belong to and I've recently gone through an evaluation process for a customer who does a large trade show. Based on my personal results, I've not found a lot of value in these tools. Or maybe it's me.
TONY KARRER [Providers] Point Solutions vs. Suites and Composition
| TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2006
LAMS provides rich functionality for designing a "flowÃ¢â‚¬Â of learning activities, especially where these activities rely on collaboration between students to drive the learning process. The providers I've listed seem to say, we'll provide you all the tools that you can compose into your blend. Can you compose your course out of smaller components composed together, or does your authoring tool provide all the components you need? One of the more interesting back-stories in Blended Learning / eLearning 2.0 is the classic question of point-solutions vs. suites.
TONY KARRER [Providers] The Real HCM Maturity Model
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2006
The knowledge targeting stage of HCM provides HR and training leaders a unique opportunity to connect with business leaders, understand their challenges and deliver tangible value to them. I read an interesting article over on Learning Circuits entitled HCM Maturity Model. Two years ago, I might have simply nodded my head and moved on, but now I think that something very different is happening. As you move up the maturity model you get into bigger and more centralized solutions with the ultimate solution being an all-you-can-eat tool. Oh, did I mention that the author comes from Saba ?
TONY KARRER [Providers] View of eLearning Development Approaches - Ease vs. Power
| TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2006
and Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids , I've realized that one of the mental models I use can be roughly summarized by the following picture: where Ease is roughly how easy (cost, time) is it to develop using that approach and Power is the ability of the tool to provide robust, complex learning solutions. Based on some discussions around What is Rapid eLearning? welcome feedback on this mental model.
CLARK QUINN [Providers] Women are Flora, Men are Fauna
| SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2010
Exploiting a well-known distinction and applying it – with no reservations – to the gender split, this new book provides guidance for men and women looking for an easy answer to a complex question. Men will play with the kids then leave them alone, while women will provide a persistent presence and awareness, continually nurturing. This provides the keys to understanding behavior. To succeed with women, you need to nurture them, take your time and letting them slowly bask in your attention. This guide will provide a basis for real decisions!
LIVING IN LEARNING [Providers] Discovery Methodology for a Learning Continuum
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
The purpose of this document is to provide a guide for accomplishing discovery that defines attributes of a learning environment, in particular, the work context – when and where learning moments of need are manifest. It is essential that these attributes are identified in early planning stages in any project where learning assets are created to ensure design decisions are not negatively impacted by variables within the learner’s work environment.
TONY KARRER [Providers] Goals Accountability and Social Support for Big Impact
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
It’s one thing when you provide a blank space to write your goals when you are in a classroom and there’s a teacher who can help you. Walk them through the process Focus the question Provide prompts or ideas that can spark specific goals Show lots of examples both of goals and of plans to attach the goals Give them criteria to evaluate the goal and plan – have them rework needed items In my post Data Driven , we describe a use of this approach that helped retail store managers improve customer satisfaction. It can provide them some strategies. all make sense.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: The Book
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007
The big contribution of Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning to the field is that it provides direct linkages between the brain drain of the on-rushing boomer retirement and the range of technologies, tools and methodologies required to combat it. Founder, e-LearningGuru.com President, AXIOM Professional Health Learning Kapp's book provides insights into an employee population that is not as well understood as the baby boomer generation. have also just received some reviews from the publisher, the comments are below. Donald A. Deiesco, Ph.d., Gordon Snyder, Jr.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] CAC Teams: A New Day
| SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2007
This approach will eliminate problems associated with Second Life, such as hacking and griefing, and additionally provide improved graphics and controls. Instead we will provide additional practice sessions for those who need more instruction. This team won the "Best Written" award and consists of Robert (Spyke) Krepshaw, Jared Kishbaugh, Bianca Pichardo, Jason Kojteck and Matt Milgram. The solution was: A New Day proposes to develop a two-phased training program with the third-phased in mind. Each learner is required to spend one hour in each module according to PDFRS.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Face to Face Workshop Suggestions
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2008
Provide targeted, technical presentations. An hour or even and hour and a half is not enough time, provide some half day, in-depth sessions. From time to time, I evaluate workshops designed for faculty members to share best practices and ideas with each other. Here is a list of general recommendations I've gathered through the years. think these recommendations can enhance any face-to-face workshop or conference. There is a group of attendees who enjoy and need to know the more technical ends of a discipline or the field, appeal to them as well. Make hands-on sessions longer.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] IBM Looks at Global Innovation
| THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008
So it is filled with images, quotes and statistics from a variety of sources all juxtaposed to provide punctuation points to the information they are providing. Recently, I got my hands on IBM's Global Innovation Outlook 2.0 report. You want to do the same. In fact, you may want to check out a number of reports and ideas flowing at the IBM Innovation Web site. But getting back to the Global Innovation Outlook 2.0 report. The report is well written and is fun and easy to read, it is written in the style and format of my favorite Tom Peters book Re-Imagine.
TAYLORING IT [Providers] Designing #mlearning Book Review – Chapter 6
| MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
As I mentioned in a previous blog post , I intend to provide a brief synopsis of each chapter of ‘ Designing mlearning ‘, but more importantly I intend to answer the questions that Clark poses at the end of each chapter and then pose those same questions back to you ‘ Dear Reader ‘ Chapter 6 – Getting Concrete. This chapter provides an insight into several real-world, concrete examples which demonstrate a range of mlearning possibilities and applications, each of them following this template. The organisation: Who was involved?
VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS [Providers] EY Reports – Higher Education in India
| SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011
Privatization: create special frameworks and conducive state policies, PPP arrangements, tax concessions for infrastructure providers, relaxation of Foreign Direct Investment restrictions to encourage foreign capital, legislative improvements for enablement, efficient governance and transparency. Technology: promote development and free delivery of quality tested localized educational content; improve infrastructure & IT systems; help create communities of practice (!); and provide a way to tap expert internal knowledge through indigenous eJournals. students to a teacher.
SKYPREP [Providers] What are the Benefits of Using eLearning?
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
Fill out this form to schedule a demo and we will provide you with a complete tour of SkyPrep. You probably already know the benefits of giving your employees the training they need to succeed. But you may not know how to coordinate it all. Or, even where to start. There are several advantages to using e-learning including: Anywhere, Anytime Learning. learning allows you to train and manage your employees simply by uploading training materials to a specified location. This in turn will allow your employees to access materials using the internet at any time and place of their choosing.
FROM THE COLEFACE [Providers] What Web 2.0 will do for you
| TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2008
To make best use of their time they will need to become more skilled at metalearning i.e. being more aware of how they learn best and choosing the appopriate learning approach. 3. L&D’s role will be more to facilitate the process of self-managed learning rather than being the monopolistic provider of training courses. 4. Last week at the Trainers & Developers Network , I led a series of activities and discussions about Web 2.0 and its impact on learning. fascinating day. What did we conclude that you could expect to see over the next few years? 1.
FROM THE COLEFACE [Providers] Managing for strengths at TDN
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008
Nicky has worked on assignments with clients in America, Argentina, Canada, Nigeria and Venezuela, providing her with a strong understanding of global L&D issues and cultural differences. On Friday 5th December you can take a breather from the general negativity that is surrounding us as the economic outlook continues to deteriorate. Whilst on a macro level the picture is gloomy, there’s no reason on the micro level why you and your organisation can’t thrive if managed effectively. Find out how at the Trainers & Developers Network. accountancy e-learning training
FROM THE COLEFACE [Providers] Recognising strengths
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008
Hence we diligently asked participants in their introductions to include what their biggest work challenge was, with the intention that we might flex the course or provide coaching to address this. I am convinced that many of the stated challenges were not the real challenges as it was simply too early in the course for most participants to feel comfortable divulging something that exposing. “If I knew then what I know now”, cheesy 80s lyrics courtesy of George Benson, but also the thought that was screaming across my head at the recent TDN event on Positive Psychology.
FROM THE COLEFACE [Providers] 21st century Learning Management Systems
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2009
Whilst you have to hope that there will be scope to cover both needs, in the short term it looks like there will be a power struggle where LMSs are the battlefield…do the users have the real power? (an internet paradigm), or do the budget holders have the real power? (an unwritten rule of business). It will be interesting to see how the enterprise level LMS players manage to respond to both needs compared to the more nimble mid tier LMS providers. An interesting day at the eLearning Network on 25 Sept where the focus was Learning Management Systems. learning training
FROM THE COLEFACE [Providers] Pitfalls in mobile learning #1: Intimacy
| MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
As new technologies emerge and then go mainstream, this provides L&D practitioners with new channels through which to connect with learners and enable them to improve performance. However on the way, some organisations will get in badly wrong. Step forward Havering Sixth Form College in Hornchurch. This Essex sixth form college has made into the papers for sending its A-level students “top revision tips” text messages. Click here for the full article. sympathise with the logic of the headmaster who wanted to encourage revision. Clean answers on a postcard please…. legal training
OPENSESAME [Providers] Feedback: Giving and Receiving Tough Criticism
| TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
Choosing the right time and location to provide difficult feedback sets the tone for the conversation; this kind of feedback can be either confrontational or educational depending on how you share it. 2. Providing a blanket statement like “you aren’t meeting expectations” doesn’t help anybody. Feedback is a response to someone’s behavior or work that can be formal or informal. It can come from an employee review or the need to address an issue. Unfortunately giving and receiving feedback is an integral part of being coachable and a team player. There’s a place and time .
E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR [Providers] Mobile Mania and the Business Impact
| MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2008
While both speakers were excellent, Robin highlighted a trend that really struck a chord with me: Technology providers are primarily targeting the consumer market, not the enterprise market. I attended an informative presentation today called Mobile Mania and the Business Impact presented by Robin Simpson , Research Director at Gartner , and Matt Brennan, Enterprise BDM for Emerging Technologies at Apple. Even when the enterprise market is targeted, it appears to be a secondary, subsequent concern. Take Apple for example. So what does it mean for the corporate sector?
E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR [Providers] The elephant in the room
| TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
For many of us, our sense of spirituality provides the context for everything that we do. Religion provides the moral and existential framework within which they live their lives. Does spirituality belong in the workplace? This may sound like a fluffy question, but unless your employees are cyborgs, it’s also a relevant one. Of course we are human, and that means every single one of us brings our personal beliefs, goals, needs and values into the workplace. This poses a challenge for corporations. Yet we are human. We wouldn’t even want to. That’s the point.
ADOBE CAPTIVATE [Providers] Captivate 5 for University Educators
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2010
The core issue will be expediting eLearning development with the complete toolset provided in Adobe eLearning Suite 2. This week’s eSeminar was chock full of solutions as we discussed ‘how to’ start developing eLearning based on the kind of face to face classroom content educators already have prepared for the courses they teach. You can enlarge / download etc. using the tools from Acrobat.com. One of the things I didn’t get much time to discuss is Acrobat.com and the incredible resource it represents for educators. Captivate 5 for University Educators.
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE [Providers] Waiting for Mikey
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2008
One of the requirements for go-live in our organization is the ability to use our enterprise system to generate user IDs and provide invisible sign-on from within our Intranet. I just spent the day watching 2 departments argue over who is supposed to help us on the LMS implementation. To do this, someone needs to write a query to pull that information from our enterprise system and port that information into our new LMS. Right now, this is the only thing stopping us from moving forward. The Enterprise group - Writing queries to port to web sites ain't our job. isn't an option.