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  • RAPID INTAKE  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2009
    [Providers] Academic eLearning Software Grant
    Saturday, October 17, 2009 Academic eLearning Software Grant If you represent a school and you havent heard, we are providing 200 schools with a special e-learning software grant to help provide interactive e-learning authoring capabilities to teachers and instructors in K-12 and higher education institutions. Read the full press release.) Click Here to Apply Application Deadline: November 6, 2009 Posted by Garin Hess at 8:13 AM Email This BlogThis! ► July (1) Rapid Intake Celebrates 10 Years in July! ► May (7) Memorial Day - Remembering Why America Stands for. Awards.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
    [Providers] 3 simple steps to delivering results with Learning Technologies
    In the download, we have also provided you with some feedback and links to example case studies or resources to illustrate how you could address some of the areas. 70% of organisations who complete the review alone have found that the process provided them with new ideas to try out. But you can also use the benchmark centre to provide a focus for continual improvement – premium users can receive detailed feedback, have access to resources and keep track of their action plans. We hope you will find useful in your journey with learning technologies. 1 being not true) 1.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010
    [Providers] High-Impact Learning Culture in Europe
    At one of my meetings I sat down with the head of talent acquisition for Danfoss , a $10Billion+ provider of air conditioning and other industrial products. I spent this week in Europe (nice Siberian snowstorm here), attending a client meeting in the UK and the Online Educa Berlin (OEB), the largest e-learning conference in the world. This conference, which has more than 1,000 attendees, brings together learning and academic professionals from businesses, educational institutions, and governments throughout Europe. By 2022 this average age will be 51.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010
    [Providers] Section 127: L&D's Stake in the Politics of Tax Cuts
    Of course, employers are not required to provide this assistance to their employees; but it is a good idea. In order for Section 127 to apply to an education benefit plan, the following conditions must be met: it must be established as a separate plan; it must be provided for the "exclusive benefit of employees"; it must not discriminate in favor of the highly compensated (in other words – this is not meant to be a special option just for certain segments of the population); and. Coalition to Preserve Employer Provided Education Assistance. And Sen. link].
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2010
    [Providers] Customer Satisfaction with Talent Management Systems: The Leaders, The Story
    The biggest driver of "willingness to recommend" a vendor is not product features, but rather a vendor's ability to truly understand your business problem, provide consulting and advice, and deliver an ongoing relationship with support, communications, and bug fixes. This winter we launched our second annual Talent Management Systems Customer Satisfaction research. Now, after surveying more than 1,500 organizations over the last two years, we have a very deep understanding of how this market has evolved. Highlight of Market Leaders. Enterprise Leader: SuccessFactors.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Providers] SHL and Previsor Merge: New Global Leader in the Assessment Market
    The company is clearly the biggest assessment provider in the market (approximately 55% of its revenues come from assessments, 30% from consulting, and the remainder from other sources) and claim its position as #1 in the world. With a global platform like this, Previsor-SHL Group can probably outflank many of the smaller providers when selling to big, global companies. " A solution provider like Previsor-SHL has the ability to address some of these bigger organizational issues, and if the company executes well, can become a close strategic partner to its global clients.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    [Providers] Start the New Year with a Fresh Outlook on HR
    Across the last few years, our members told us they want research that helps them navigate the challenges of today’s HR organization and the offerings of HR solution providers. In 2004, Bersin & Associates launched its very first report in learning technology, providing a new type of research – practical and focused on business outcomes -- for learning and talent professionals. For years, compliance had been the HR function’s primary role; now we were changing the playing field, providing proof that HR could impact the business. We have listened.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010
    [Providers] High-Impact Learning Culture in Europe
    At one of my meetings I sat down with the head of talent acquisition for Danfoss , a $10Billion+ provider of air conditioning and other industrial products. I spent this week in Europe (nice Siberian snowstorm here), attending a client meeting in the UK and the Online Educa Berlin (OEB), the largest e-learning conference in the world. This conference, which has more than 1,000 attendees, brings together learning and academic professionals from businesses, educational institutions, and governments throughout Europe. By 2022 this average age will be 51.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010
    [Providers] Section 127: L&D's Stake in the Politics of Tax Cuts
    Of course, employers are not required to provide this assistance to their employees; but it is a good idea. In order for Section 127 to apply to an education benefit plan, the following conditions must be met: it must be established as a separate plan; it must be provided for the "exclusive benefit of employees"; it must not discriminate in favor of the highly compensated (in other words – this is not meant to be a special option just for certain segments of the population); and. Coalition to Preserve Employer Provided Education Assistance. And Sen. link].
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010
    [Providers] A Dozen Things the HR Technology Market Needs in 2011
    The recognition that only when end-customers focus sufficiently on change management, and solution providers deliver less complex/more intuitive/more engaging / "what’s in it for me?" So, what’s left to be done - PLENTY! Here’s a list of a dozen things that would continue advancing the HR technology market in material ways, many of these ideas will be further explored in subsequent blog posts: 1. Yes, Naomi Bloom, you had me sold on the importance of HR data models long ago! How easy and accessible are they to use?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
    [Providers] SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues
    Background: SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of learning management systems today (and also a major provider of integrated talent management systems). Over the years as GeoLearning grew, the company became well known to mid-market organizations and at the time of this acquisition was one of the largest mid-market LMS providers (revenues around $40M). Today another major shift takes place in the talent management systems market: SumTotal Systems announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. The acquisition of GeoLearning makes sense for several reasons.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Providers] SHL and Previsor Merge: New Global Leader in the Assessment Market
    The company is clearly the biggest assessment provider in the market (approximately 55% of its revenues come from assessments, 30% from consulting, and the remainder from other sources) and claim its position as #1 in the world. With a global platform like this, Previsor-SHL Group can probably outflank many of the smaller providers when selling to big, global companies. " A solution provider like Previsor-SHL has the ability to address some of these bigger organizational issues, and if the company executes well, can become a close strategic partner to its global clients.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    [Providers] Start the New Year with a Fresh Outlook on HR
    Across the last few years, our members told us they want research that helps them navigate the challenges of today’s HR organization and the offerings of HR solution providers. In 2004, Bersin & Associates launched its very first report in learning technology, providing a new type of research – practical and focused on business outcomes -- for learning and talent professionals. For years, compliance had been the HR function’s primary role; now we were changing the playing field, providing proof that HR could impact the business. We have listened.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011
    [Providers] Benchmarking success in the automotive industry
    Yet the sector continues to innovate and competitive advantage goes to those who are able to quickly respond to market demand and provide excellent customer service. The automotive industry has been hard hit by the recession with production levels down and falling sales. Maintaining and build the skills of key customer-facing staff is critical in achieving this and the sector is looking beyond the classroom to new learning models to address these skills more efficiently and effectively. Who should take part? All responses are treated completely confidentially.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011
    [Providers] News- Towards Maturity Treasure Trail with 4 new ambassadors
    The Trail plots a route around the exhibition floor, stopping at stands of ‘Ambassador’ companies affiliated to Towards Maturity, each of whom will provide a piece of ‘treasure’ in the form of a practical resource or guide to support L&D professionals on their journey with learning technologies. Note to Editors About Towards Maturity Toward Maturity’s not for profit benchmark practice provides independent expert advice and support in using learning innovation to accelerate business performance.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
    [Providers] 3 simple steps to accelerate business performance with learning technologies
    If you are new to learning technologies or are just stuck in a rut, this session will provide 3 simple steps to help you: • Increase organisation engagement • Improve efficiency • Deliver business performance • Manage risk • AND get there faster! Laura Overton will be speaking at the Learning Technologies show next week at 3 free seminars - everyone is welcome! We will be launching our new Benchmark Centre at the event so that organisations can take part in our industry benchmark review when they need to rather than just once a year.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011
    [Providers] Perspectives from Online Educa Berlin
    He challenged that if technology has the ability to help us do new things in extraordinary ways, we have to provide the opportunity rather than constrain technology by applying it to existing systems. number of important vantage points stood out for me: The collaboration vantage point The opening sessions flagged the importance of team sport working collectively rather than individually to get things done and several Business Educa sessions provided inspiration on how this can be achieved. In December, I took part in Business Educa , as part of the 16th Online Educa Berlin event.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010
    [Providers] Friday ReFlects #5 - Thanksgiving Potpourri Edition
    Providers such as Caspian are finding ways to streamline the custom development of simulations. Mark Oehlert of the Defense Acquisition University and the e-Clippings blog provids a good jumping-off post on this topic. Greetings and a pleasant Friday to everyone, Here in the US, we are about to start the holiday season. Since next week is our yearly celebration of a bountiful harvest, this week’s list of reflections is a similar smorgasbord - weighted towards fun-and-games. ReFlect #1: Immersive 3D Simulation and Serious Games. That is changing. Question: What do you think?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010
    [Providers] Section 127: L&D's Stake in the Politics of Tax Cuts
    Of course, employers are not required to provide this assistance to their employees; but it is a good idea. In order for Section 127 to apply to an education benefit plan, the following conditions must be met: it must be established as a separate plan; it must be provided for the "exclusive benefit of employees"; it must not discriminate in favor of the highly compensated (in other words – this is not meant to be a special option just for certain segments of the population); and. Coalition to Preserve Employer Provided Education Assistance. And Sen. link].
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2010
    [Providers] Innovation in Compliance training
    Cliveshepherd offered 5 tips on how to shift from delivering compliance tick boxes to building competency: Provide positioning - why are we doing this? Provide worked examples to illustrate application Allow for safe practice within the programme Then (and only then) - test for knowledge Most compliance training just present policies and proceedures & then test, it ignores good practices around building effective learning. Often compliance training is the first taste of e-learning for many employees and yet most of the time it can leave them cold.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2010
    [Providers] Three steps to compliance greatness
    Design an ongoing experience, including links to other reference points or learning resources and providing a well-designed crib sheet with key ‘dos and don’ts’ and contact points. My recent survey of the e-learning and compliance communities highlighted three characteristics of the compliance e-learning we’d all like to see more of. It needs to be engaging, relevant and effective. In user-focused terms, it needs to make them care, show them it matters and help them live it. If they’re not taking notice, they’re not really learning.
  • ELECTRONIC PAPYRUS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010
    [Providers] The art of disconnecting
    He provides examples from Plato, Seneca, Gutenberg, Shakespeare, Benjamin Franklin, Thoreau, and Marshall McLuhan in a context that is very relevant and helpful to our contemporary situation. Do you have the impulse to check your email or social network updates when you get up, throughout the day, between tasks, as an interruption in the middle of a task, in the evening, in the middle of the night, anytime? There might be a message you are interested in or something you “need” to respond to …. This is a time when I don’t need to know there is a new message. need a break. Happy holidays.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010
    [Providers] Section 127: L&D's Stake in the Politics of Tax Cuts
    Of course, employers are not required to provide this assistance to their employees; but it is a good idea. In order for Section 127 to apply to an education benefit plan, the following conditions must be met: it must be established as a separate plan; it must be provided for the "exclusive benefit of employees"; it must not discriminate in favor of the highly compensated (in other words – this is not meant to be a special option just for certain segments of the population); and. Coalition to Preserve Employer Provided Education Assistance. And Sen. link].
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
    [Providers] Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Mindflash.com Version – Product Review
    Part of course creation is to provide your course a name and a description. It provides the link which you can copy and send out.   I love Halloween. It is one of my favorite times of the year. deck out the house with special effects, ghostly lights, the whole works. Signs that say, “warning&# , “stay back&# “not for the faint of heart&#.  Classic. However, I wouldn’t want that for my product. wouldn’t want a sign to read, “if you are used to non-linear web based training courses, then stay back&#.  Mindflash.com is Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde. 
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2010
    [Providers] Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market
    will provide to you what I am testing. It identifies those who offer trials and provides additional information.   will provide information on it, and for those who do not have a tablet, explain how you will be able to view via a browser and which browser I recommend that you use, to see its capabilities. On a surf expedition the other week, I came across a LMS vendor who was not pitching their product or selling their service, but rather was providing unbiased information on tablets and how they will revolutionize e-learning.  Get your tablets here. your tablets.
  • ELECTRONIC PAPYRUS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2010
    [Providers] 27 Ways To Improve Your Online Video
    Is the script well written, provide an effective narrative, and exhibit elements of good storytelling? Video continues it’s meteoric rise in the world of online learning, with no end in sight. However, we all know there can be a wide variation in production quality. offer the following guidelines to help anticipate issues that can make or break a video. But I do so fully realizing that dancing cat YouTubes can command millions of viewers: we should only be so lucky with instructional videos going that viral. Are the learning objectives built into the video? Is this video educational?
  • MINDLEADERS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010
    [Providers] Ofsted Annual Report Findings – The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector 2009/10.
    The report states that: In 2009/10, 209 inspections of work-based learning provided by independent learning providers and employers were undertaken. The work-based learning sector has long been characterised by considerable churn, with many new providers entering the sector and other providers leaving the sector within a single year. Ofsted’s inspections show that, on average, work-based learning providers that are more established are more likely to be judged good or outstanding than newer providers. Was that last comment written about our provision?
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010
    [Providers] How to work with external e-learning experts
    Some of this knowledge gap can be addressed through formal learning or via our networks but often organisations may need to turn to external experts to provide an additional helping hand. This HOW TO provides a checklist of ideas and guidelines that can be used to select and work with external experts. Looking for external experts to support you in your journey with learning technologies? Take a look at this independant checklist to help you get best value. The HOW TO covers: What should we be looking for when selecting an external expert? Are we ready? How can we control costs?
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010
    [Providers] Towards Maturity Launches Ambassador Programme
    Press Release - Towards Maturity launches Ambassador Programme to help learning providers stimulate excellence within the industry LONDON, 30 November 2010: Towards Maturity, the internationally recognised benchmarking practice for learning innovation, has launched a new programme designed for provider companies of learning products and services focused on excellence and growth. We are proud to be Founding Ambassadors for a programme which provides such compelling evidence of the impact our industry continues to make.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010
    [Providers] Friday ReFlects #5 - Thanksgiving Potpourri Edition
    Providers such as Caspian are finding ways to streamline the custom development of simulations. Mark Oehlert of the Defense Acquisition University and the e-Clippings blog provids a good jumping-off post on this topic. Greetings and a pleasant Friday to everyone, Here in the US, we are about to start the holiday season. Since next week is our yearly celebration of a bountiful harvest, this week’s list of reflections is a similar smorgasbord - weighted towards fun-and-games. ReFlect #1: Immersive 3D Simulation and Serious Games. That is changing. Question: What do you think?
  • MLEARNING TRENDS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
    [Providers] CellCast Takes Top Honors at DemoFest 2010
    OnPoint worked with Verizon Wireless on a project designed to provide their outbound sales teams with greater and easier access to regular sales practices, production/solution previews, and updated business communications; the solution utilized OnPoint’s CellCast® mobile learning platform to make that content available via a variety of company-issued smartphones. The end-to-end mobile solution provided by OnPoint compliments Verizon Wireless’ existing enterprise LMS platform and extends their blended learning environment to their ever-mobile sales professionals.
  • MINDFLASH  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010
    [Providers] Want to Deliver Better Training? Take a Cue from ‘Top Chef’
    The chefs usually try to defend themselves by providing lengthy excuses that only annoy the judges.  I’m not much of a reality TV fan but the one show I go out of my way to watch is Top Chef on Bravo.  It’s fascinating to watch the creative process in action as chefs are challenged to turn basic or bizarre ingredients into haute cuisine under intense circumstances.  I’m always amazed to see how people who all started with the same ingredients achieve such different and innovative results. Building & leading collaborative teams (when everyone has their own agenda).
  • MINDFLASH  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010
    [Providers] How to Plead the Business Case With E-Learning Skeptics
    In his leadership role at Knowland University, Bill focuses on helping clients get the most out of the products and services provided through a combination of guided and self-paced learning opportunities. Many organizations are considering implementing e-learning projects, but there are always stakeholders who are tough to convince. They have certain objections to e-learning, which makes trainers’ jobs more difficult. You know e-learning is the way to go, but how to do you persuade these stakeholders that it needs to happen? First, consider building a business case the right way.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2010
    [Providers] Notes from an LMS upgrade
    P set up the redirect page we provided and took it down as requested. I am sharing the note I sent to my management chain regarding the upgrade. Names have been changed.because. did NOT change the name of the LMS vendor, because I thought they did a bang-up job with this new version and with the upgrade. The SkillPort upgrade that occurred on October 15th was successful. Time scheduled: 12:01am October 15th - 8:00am October 16th (32 hours) Actual time: 12:01am October 15th -7:30pm October 15th (19.5 The (Portal Team) did a great job testing the LDAP. SkillSoft fixed it 24 hours later.
  • CLARK ALDRICH  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010
    [Providers] 3.0 Code
    They will produce much of the core sim engine itself, and provide the links to the fluid content, such as graphic files, videos, sound files, text, and entire level designs and sim flow, using industry standard media and xmls. In Part 3, the programmers/coders (hopefully well briefed and otherwise involved during Part 2) will program the material in the design document. The program sponsor, lead designer, graphic designer, and client liaison will be peripherally involved, making decisions, and helping flesh out the numerous parts of the sim engine that need refining.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010
    [Providers] Richmond Hill Welcome Centre – Social Media Qualities
    The CCS provides a diverse range of counseling and settlement services to York Region residents. Coming early to a meeting was not something I’m know for. My early arrival led to an invitation from Bob Hickey, Executive Director of Catholic Community Services of York Region to tour the brand new Richmond Hill Welcome Centre. Bob’s organization is the lead agency that stick handled the complex partnering and funding relationships needed to bring this much needed resource to Richmond Hill. This Centre was especially needed to serve the southern area of the Region.
  • ELEARNING NOT AS USUAL  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2010
    [Providers] The Role of Media Design in e-Learning #wbyol6
    Provide an obvious orientation and simple navigation, so the learner can concentrate on learning. It's easy to underestimate the role of media design in high-value e-learning because it seems so obvious. Sure a good course is supposed to look great and the coding should make everything work right. And when time is tight, sometimes that's all we get. But media design has to be more than skin deep; never piss anyone off by underestimating what media designers can accomplish! As with instructional design, you could go quite academic on this discussion.but let's stay with the KISS approach.
  • ELEARNING NOT AS USUAL  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2010
    [Providers] What is high-value e-learning?
    And in these areas, getting it right provides high value to both the company and individuals. (Twitter: #wbyol3). The context for success (business, personal, interpersonal) is our relationships. That's where top- and bottom-line results are won. Behaviors are the key within both active and passive (direct and indirect) relationships, so high-value e-learning is about changing behaviors. Disecting the burrito a bit further (thought I was going for peeling an onion?) we see that behaviors are based on both decisions and beliefs. And e-learning simulations are all about practice!
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010
    [Providers] Checking in on Predictions
    And as more and more content creation moves to SMEs and other end-user learners, buyers must finds tools that are appropriate for these audiences; and providers must change pricing models to make organization-wide use reasonable. Back in January, I wrote about the evolution of e-learning. Now, we are about a third of the way through the year, and I have been surprised at the speed at which some of the memes I talked about as just emergent then are taking hold. The recovery is definitely underway. What are the implications of these changes for your department? David.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010
    [Providers] Friday ReFlects
    Tony Karrer uses the occasion of SkillSoft’s release of InGenius to re-raise an issue that I also have raised with the LMS providers over the last two years. Happy Friday everyone, Our major industry study on the 40 Best Practices of a High Impact Learning Culture ® – how they affect the bottom line and what you, the learning and HR professionals, can do about it – will publish soon. Since I am just getting this project started, this time I will go back beyond the past week. ReFlect #1: Formalized informal learning: a blend we don’t need. Comments welcome.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010
    [Providers] Friday ReFlects #2 - LMS Edition
    I've provided you with some play-by-play below. We have a responsibility to both buyers and providers to remain objective and open minded. The providers offer rich and powerful systems. Be it through web services, portals & widgets, APIs, what have you; any LMS provider should be prepared for the day when only admins and super users actually use their interface. Everyone else will use the functionality provided by the system via some other interface, blissfully unaware that there is such a thing as the LMS. Happy Friday ! Enjoy. Federation is the key.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010
    [Providers] Engaging Leadership in Support of Learning Culture
    Go out into the business and provide support (training, coaching, and tools) to facilitators of project post mortems, after-action reviews, and customer feedback councils on effective dialogue, feedback, and reflection. When they ask, let them know that you have access to hard evidence that an organization that “ values mistakes and failures as learning opportunities, and provides structured opportunities for reflection ” is likely to be better than its competitors at cost control. For those of you who have not seen it yet, go check it out now. Market Share. Simple.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010
    [Providers] Friday ReFlects #3 - Social Learning in Ireland Edition
    The Showcase is a recurring mini-conference and networking opportunity co-sponsored by the Irish Learning Alliance (a consortium of Ireland-based learning industry providers) and Enterprise Ireland. The event is a chance for relationship building between these companies and the Irish providers, as well as both a source of personal network building and professional development for all participants. Last week’s event was a great success. The line-up was impressive. And, of course, our Irish hosts were warm and generous in their hospitality. suspect there are quite a few.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
    [Providers] Friday ReFlects #4 - Virtual Classroom Edition
    And they provide an ideal, on-demand environment for employee collaboration. So, here are five reflections for this week – each using today’s leading providers as examples of the evolution of these platforms: Reflect 1: Citrix GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, GoToTraining : Simplicity leads to ubiquitous adoption which leads to __? And – like most – it also provides for easy recording and distribution of content as well. BTW - Blackboard recently bought two of the leading virtual classroom providers in the education space, Elluminate and Wimba.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010
    [Providers] Jane Hart's top 100 tools for learning
    This list was compiled on the 17th of October this year and whilst it reflects the tools most likely to be used by the technically savvy L&D professionals it provides a fantastic starting point for many. As our colleague Clive Shepherd often says, the methods for learning are timeless but the media for learning are changing rapidly and as L&D professionals, it can be tough going to keep up to date! So how do others manage it? As an added bonus 77% of the tools in this list are free!
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
    [Providers] Improve performance at Business Educa Berlin
    It has always provided rich networking opportunities but in 2010, it is creating a really special networking and learning opportunity for those who are working in business: New for 2010 - Business educa Senior business managers don’t want learning, they want results. Business EDUCA provides the opportunity to explore, discuss, debate the latest issues facing organisations today. Business Educa provides an amazing opportunity to connect with those who most of us normally only follow on Twitter (see below for some of the amazing speakers). It’s not academic.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
    [Providers] Thoughts on Teaching: Three-pronged approach to online discussions for learning
    But, providing students with guidelines for posting comments (e.g., skip to main | skip to sidebar Thoughts on Teaching The purpose of this blog is to explore ideas about postsecondary teaching and learning – both online and on-campus. Not because I am an expert, but because I am always looking for ways to improve my practice. hope this blog serves as an archive of teaching strategies that are not only useful to me but have value to others. have no beef with the research methods described by presenters. The three prongs are: relevance, expectations, and preparation. Hello!
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007
    [Providers] Plug-and-Play eLearning
    Participants post remarks, questions, feedback in comments section; Coach provides one-on-one mentorship to participants via synchronous online sessions with Skype or Elluminate's vRoom. Participants provide on-going support to each other via an online community of leadership practice. Back about 12 years ago a colleague introduced me to Mosaic, an early web browser. After playing with it for an hour or so, I remember thinking that this would change the world. was excited and wanted to create a web site right away. Well, we have certainly come a long way since then.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2007
    [Providers] It's a Small, Small, Small World
    ChinesePod Based in Shanghai, ChinesePod provides a rich immersive online environment for learning Mandarin Chinese. I have been having many of my own personal "world is flat" moments lately. We have taught folks as far afield as Syria and Turkey about eLearning. And through our courses, blogs and webinars, we have initiated conversations and consultations about eLearning with people from the U.K., Australia, India, China, Sri Lanka, Africa and a host of other places. math, English, various sciences, etc.), as well as for college entrance examination preparation.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2007
    [Providers] Wikinomics and Learning
    Perhaps the most valuable training we could provide within our organizations is teaching people how to be web literate (e.g. I just finished reading Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. Authors Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams do a good job outlining how the World Wide Web moved from its first stage as a static "digital newspaper," to its new incarnation (Web 2.0) as a "shared canvas." This transformation has a massive impact on how knowledge is created and shared, and how innovation and value creation now happens. What do these trends mean for learning?
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2007
    [Providers] eLearning for Client Education
    If one of these energy providers really wants to make their case, send me a link to a well-thought-out online tutorial that clearly lays out why you think your plan is the best, is backed up by some independent research, and has some actual case studies and testimonials to prove your point. They provided a link back to their website, saying that I would find all the answers there to the "real facts" of what was required to ensure that my twilight years are spent in comfort and not squalor. have talked about the advantages of such approaches previously. This got me thinking.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007
    [Providers] Client eLearning Examples
    really see great potential for organizations providing more and more opportunities for clients to help themselves. And, as the provider of a product or service, having good online learning supports will increase your client satisfaction levels, while at the same time lowering your client support costs (the best of both worlds). Three weeks ago, I lamented the fact that I could not find good examples of eLearning applications that help an organization's clients or potential clients figure out how to use their products or services. They were eerily silent for the most part.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2007
    [Providers] Story-Centered eLearning
    SCC is based on the idea that people learn best via direct experience (aka "learning by doing"), and that we should provide learners with realistic scenarios and projects that can facilitate such experiential learning. Everyone needs a touchstone. Something or someone you turn to when trying to determine what is authentic, what is a good decision, what is the right thing to do. With regard to how people learn, a question I grapple with every day, Roger Schank is my touchstone. Likewise, they may learn about certain ethical principles by participating in a mock legal trial.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2007
    [Providers] Client eLearning Re-visited
    MyVault provides users with an array of online resources to personalize their own financial education, and online interactive tools with which to make key financial calculations and decisions. Are there ways that you could provide a more personal, interactive and educational experience for your clients and those you wish to attract as clients? A few weeks back I lamented the paucity of good examples of eLearning for clients / potential clients, and then posted some examples of client eLearning that folks had sent to me the following week. But what a turn-around it has been.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2007
    [Providers] Kicking the RFP Habit
    Be specific and precise : the more you can clearly explain exactly what you want, the easier it will be for the vendor to provide an accurate estimate of costs and time lines. Two weeks ago, in a moment of weakness, I almost submitted a response to a request for proposals (RFP). It was for an eLearning development project for which I knew our firm could have done a terrific job. However, I remembered an earlier vow that I had made to myself never to put myself and my colleagues through "RFP hell" again, was resolute, and I ignored the invitation. When did X enter the equation? Not so.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2007
    [Providers] Two Ships Passing in the Night
    meeting defined learning or competency objectives, increasing reach, providing more flexibility for targeted learners). I'm in the unique position of straddling the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors and seeing the way that each approaches eLearning. have worked in both sectors. now serve clients in both sectors, and speak to prospective clients in both sectors. And what a study in contrasts this presents. It is like observing two absolutely different cultures, and two completely different ways of approaching a problem. There is an inordinate focus on software systems (e.g.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007
    [Providers] Does the World Really Need More Lectures?
    And through all of this - primary school, middle school, high school, undergraduate studies, graduate studies, and innumerable professional development courses and conferences - I could probably point to a small handful of lecturers who were totally enthralling and provided a meaningful and memorable learning experience. I did some quick mental math and came to the conclusion that I must have sat through many thousands of lectures delivered by hundreds of lecturers in my lifetime. There are two reasons for this. One, genuinely good public speaking and presentation skills are scarce.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2007
    [Providers] eLearning Lets it All Hang Out
    Published by the Education Sector, an independent education think tank in Washington, the paper provides an overview of online education at the high school level across the United States. Not surprisingly, the results are mixed; some jurisdictions are doing a fine job of providing alternative access to secondary education, and in others the quality is just not up to snuff. I just read a report that came out in June titled Laboratories of Reform: Virtual High Schools and Innovation in Public Education. It is in these ways that virtual classes act as "laboratories of reform."
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2007
    [Providers] Context is King!
    During the dot.com frenzy of a few years ago, when there were mergers of content providers and those that controlled online distribution channels, one often heard the phrase "content is king." I received an email invitation today to join a webinar to be led by Ed Cohen, the Chief Technology Officer of Plateau Systems, titled "The Future of Learning Content." took a pass. did so because I think that gathering, tagging, storing, sharing, manipulating, and managing good content is the easy part (whether using Plateau or any other content management system, including customized databases).
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2008
    [Providers] Tap Into Your Organization's Tacit Knowledge Pool
    Firstly, Janet Clarey of Brandon-Hall Research provides this excellent slide show that contrasts the multitudes of ways that individuals learn and interact online in their personal lives versus the very linear, isolating, and ineffective ways that learning is often organized in the workplace. The training / learning model embraced by most organizations can be characterized as top-town, centre-to-periphery, and decidedly one-way. In other words, training is pushed from the centre, out to a dispersed audience of learners to be passively received in isolation. million page views.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2008
    [Providers] eLearning is Green
    If you reduce your organization's training footprint, but fail to provide training that is focused on real value creation for the organization, you are not really any farther ahead. In the course of helping a company devise an eLearning strategy, we were interviewing a number of key stakeholders in the organization. These interviews are an important part of the process of gathering information on the best ways of better integrating eLearning into the organization's training mix. online courses, webinars, knowledge repositories, online communities, etc.) eLearning is a green industry!
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008
    [Providers] Rule #1: Respect the Learner
    One program participant recently lead a 10-day asynchronous online discussion as her facilitation competency exercise on the topic of "What advice would you provide for a novice learning designer?" Our Certificate in eLearning Management is based on principles of experiential learning. In other words, instead of just learning about eLearning, we have learners doing various facets of eLearning to demonstrate competency attainment. The conclusion I came to was that it was most important to respect the learner. Respect the Learner's Time This is closely related to the first point.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2008
    [Providers] Focus on Action in eLearning Design
    By starting with a clear goal and focusing on required actions to reach that goal, we can provide a great deal more focus to our learning design and avoid the information dump that unfortunately characterizes much of eLearning today. My job involves coaching and mentoring a great many instructional designers - both within our own eLearning development projects and as a service for many of our clients. Less is indeed more when we can get from A to B in a short, straight line. Action mapping is a four-step process as follows: 1. Identify the business goal. title="Atom feed">Site Feed
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009
    [Providers] Lessons from Wii Fit
    Coaching and Immediate Feedback There are virtual coaches who explain how everything works and provide immediate feedback on your performance, along with some encouragement along the way. We visited some friends over the holidays and they were lucky enough to secure the Wii Fit balance board. Nintendo, the makers of this device, have been having difficulties keeping up with the demand for this nifty game. It plays with the Wii console, hooks up to a TV, and allows users to perform various physical exercises on it (e.g. Hard Fun The activities are fun, but not necessarily easy.
  • MINDLEADERS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
    [Providers] Food and Drink Labour Market Report – Training Focus
    Overall the proportion of Food and Drink Manufacturing and Processing (FDMP) employers that provided training in the last 12 months reduced from 67% in 2007 to 57% in 2010; 56% in 2007 to 46% in 2010 amongst employers with 10 or fewer staff. In some case this extends to providing sector Apprenticeships. Today’s post comes courtesy of Lorna Tyrtania, ThirdForce Senior Product Manager. The latest Labour Market Intelligence report for the Food and Drink Manufacturing and Processing (FDMP) Industry is an interesting insight into the market. 11-49 staff           (21%).
  • LEARNNUGGETS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010
    [Providers] NuggetHead Summary of Learning Solutions 2010
    An enormous value for anyone new or veteran in this industry for just providing a lousy email address! Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter LearnNuggets Nuggets of Learning Stuff Home About Resources NuggetHead Summary of Learning Solutions 2010 by Kevin on April 7th, 2010 Better late than never, but I’ve been haggling over what to write about from my recent conference experience… I’ve been in this industry for quite some time, but only started attending conferences about 5-6 years ago. Don’t believe me? See the Learning Solutions Magazine article. Day 2 is here. Cheers!
  • MINDLEADERS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
    [Providers] When to consider elearning?
    During a conference last week I was listening to a bespoke elearning provider address a range of delegates that were considering implementing elearning. Justifying the implementation of elearning should not be based around the size of your programme alone, you will find providers like ThirdForce that will support smaller programmes, specially at the initial stage of shifting from classroom based delivery to including elearning in their curriculum. Provide training in off-peak business hours. When should you consider elearning? Reduce costs by reducing travel.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
    [Providers] Friday ReFlects #4 - Virtual Classroom Edition
    And they provide an ideal, on-demand environment for employee collaboration. So, here are five reflections for this week – each using today’s leading providers as examples of the evolution of these platforms: Reflect 1: Citrix GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, GoToTraining : Simplicity leads to ubiquitous adoption which leads to __? And – like most – it also provides for easy recording and distribution of content as well. BTW - Blackboard recently bought two of the leading virtual classroom providers in the education space, Elluminate and Wimba.
  • MINDLEADERS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
    [Providers] TSI Funding
    The care industry as we all know is heavily regulated and meeting those requirements is proving more and more difficult in this climate of austerity where local authorities are reducing fees right, left and centre and providers are looking at different ways of reducing their outgoings.  This funding is available on an annual basis to support employers, micro employers and micro providers with workforce development and build the skills of their employees. Today’s post comes courtesy of Philippe Noyon, ThirdForce Care Sector Account Manager.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
    [Providers] Taleo Corp. to Acquire Learn.com, Inc. by Bill Brandon
    a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) learning management, social learning, and collaboration solutions. Taleo Corporation, a leader in on-demand talent management solutions, has announced its intention to acquire Learn.com, Inc.,
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
    [Providers] Back to Basics
    Unsurprisingly, the government are very interested in this as it impacts social mobility, unemployment and the extent to which they can migrate to providing services online. Getting staff to first base When it comes to supporting general IT and web user skills, our latest benchmark shows that 87% of us provide staff with training (including email and internet safety) and 68% using e-learning to help with the delivery. 1/5th of the UK population has never been online - How does this impact your e-learning strategy and what can you do about it? by phone, £12.10 link].
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [Providers] HOW TO Identify & Design Great Digital Content
    Given these provisos, this HOW TO provides a checklist that will both support L&D professionals in evaluating existing resources and guide content developers in the design of future resources. What does exemplary digital learning content look like for Business? Use this check list to help you purchase or develop great content. When used effectively, digital learning resources have the power to engage and stimulate learners and to contribute greatly to learning achievement. NB please login or register to download this free resource
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010
    [Providers] Tips for Audio in eLearning
    They provided a great paper on “ Best Practices in eLearning Audio “ Keep it in focus. Audio and narration are great ways to enhance e-Learning. We all know what a difference sound effects make when we watch a great action movie. Without it the movie would be terrible. All too often we forget that eLearning can also have audio. Not just narration but also sound effects that emphasize and support the text/images/animations. met Sound80 for the first time the other day at a conference. Sometimes silence really is golden. Make it real. Not all recordings are created equal.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
    [Providers] New Interactive Flash Templates for eLearning!
    The eLearning Flash templates are easy to edit, look amazing, and provide the source files. We’d like to announce our latest interactive Flash template set: iStyle. Have you ever wanted to have a library of pre-made Flash interactions and activities? Templates that look great and could be easily integrated with your eLearning authoring software? Articulate, Captivate, Unison, Lectora, etc.) Do you also want the source files so you can edit anything that you’d like? Now you can! How to use the templates: 1. Purchase and download the Flash source files. Publish the.swf file.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010
    [Providers] Friday ReFlects #3 - Social Learning in Ireland Edition
    The Showcase is a recurring mini-conference and networking opportunity co-sponsored by the Irish Learning Alliance (a consortium of Ireland-based learning industry providers) and Enterprise Ireland. The event is a chance for relationship building between these companies and the Irish providers, as well as both a source of personal network building and professional development for all participants. Last week’s event was a great success. The line-up was impressive. And, of course, our Irish hosts were warm and generous in their hospitality. suspect there are quite a few.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010
    [Providers] Special Virtual Event: Live Sneak Preview of an Upcoming Game-Changing Feature
    Here’s a teaser of what The Q&A Engine can do for your training efforts: Provide a forum for after-hours discussion after a formal training event. Provide a place where any employee can ask a question and find an answer on the go—our web application is iPhone- and iPad-compatible. We’re taking a quick break from our regular programming to announce a special live webinar on Wednesday at 2p EST. (Re-run on Friday, July 30 @ 9a EST). You can Test Drive Bloomfire at any time, free of charge (no credit card required).
  • THE KNOWLEDGE SUPPLY CHAIN  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
    [Providers] Drupal 6 Ajax Screenshot Gallery
    If I have time I may experiment with the Nodequeue module in an attempt to replace this, but for now this provides a way to order the screenshots. We recently wanted to put up a carousel-style image gallery of product screenshots in our Drupal based website. After a good bit of research, I wound up with several “solutions”, but none of them did quite what I wanted; luckily I hit upon a solution by a bit of good luck simply by noticing some settings that had been enabled in the course of trying out some of the existing plugins. There is no progress indicator during this time. ImageCache.
  • THE KNOWLEDGE SUPPLY CHAIN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2009
    [Providers] Macro SMEconomics 101
    The reduced access to SMEs will make the provider exert extra effort (i.e., This article was inspired by Learning Circuits’ Big Question for September 2009. One of the fundamental tenets of management says that you must manage your business around your scarcest resource. Over the past year, priority options collapsed to just one item – money. It’s easy, in these desperate times to think that the money constraint will always dominate. The panel shows a reality that every tech writer and ID has experienced. If so, is there any cogent explanation? So, what is a SME?
  • ELEARNINGPOST  |  TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2006
    [Providers] elearningpost » Why Minimally Guided Instruction Does Not Work
    The advantage of guidance begins to recede only when learners have sufficiently high prior knowledge to provide ‘internal’ guidance." thanks e-learning guru ] instructional design Add tag Permalink | Wednesday, July 19, 2006 Page 1 of 2 pages Search Follow Twitter Atom RSS 2.0 Tags gov 2.0 Photos www. flick r.com Bookshelf (c) 2000-2006 elearningpost | 508 | XHTML | RSS feed | Powered by ExpressionEngine
  • ELEARNINGPOST  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2006
    [Providers] elearningpost » Research interviewing
    blog articles about Research interviewing A few days ago, I arrived early for my presentation on Web Standards at a local polytechnic. Instead of waiting outside in the sweltering heat I went inside a new campus bookstore -- thought I pick up a math book and see whats being taught these days. Instead I chanced upon a fantastic book on research interviewing. Research Interviewing - the range of techniques by Bill Gillham is one of those books that gives both the sense of substance and of closure -- you feel confident after reading them. And all explained in a brief, fluent and fun style.
  • ELEARNINGPOST  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2007
    [Providers] elearningpost » Forrester Research: Taking Web Sites Beyond Useful And Usable
    Weve explored three tactics for creating desirable online experiences: 1) providing engaging content and functionality, 2) focusing on aesthetics, and 3) incorporating elements of game design." blog articles about Forrester Research: Taking Web Sites Beyond Useful And Usable Forrester Research extends useful and usable website metrics to include desirable : "[M]any Web sites make users struggle to complete simple goals, have little to no emotional punch, and fail to embrace the diversity of consumers wants and needs. Photos www.
  • ELEARNINGPOST  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2007
    [Providers] elearningpost » Performing a project premortem
    blog articles about Performing a project premortem Gary Klein provides a nice summary of the pre-mortem concept : "A premortem is the hypothetical opposite of a postmortem. postmortem in a medical setting allows health professionals and the family to learn what caused a patient’s death. Everyone benefits except, of course, the patient. premortem in a business setting comes at the beginning of a project rather than the end, so that the project can be improved rather than autopsied. The team members’ task is to generate plausible reasons for the project’s failure." Tags gov 2.0 Photos www.
  • ELEARNINGPOST  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2008
    [Providers] elearningpost » IDEO blogs
    blog articles about IDEO blogs Two new blogs from IDEO Design Thinking IDEO Labs blogging Add tag Permalink | Thursday, September 18, 2008 Page 1 of 2 pages Search Follow Twitter Atom RSS 2.0 Tags governance collaboration google education gaming interesting research devlearn09 simulation content management social media card sorting apple wikis health care search productivity blogging school infographics prototyping reasoning interactives kmworld09 intranets style guide interface web content neuroscience personas newsroom content strategy events gov 2.0 Photos www.
  • ELEARNINGPOST  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2008
    [Providers] elearningpost » Intranet metrics and measurement
    It is about discussing how to take what we know now and raise it a level or two to provide greater business value. blog articles about Intranet metrics and measurement When doing intranet projects, you either face situations where there are too many requests for metrics or where there aren’t any. fear the latter. It means that there is no real pain guiding the project. In such cases it is usually playing catchup with another agency’s “cool social app” or with one person’s ideology that “everything should be wiki”. It is about seeing the need for real improvement. Photos www.
  • LEARNING CONVERSATIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2008
    [Providers] Eon smart meter and my wireless network
    It means our energy suppliers can take meter readings remotely, and also they provide a power display so we can see how much energy were using. Learning Conversations Thoughts, ideas and reflections from Mark Berthelemy Home Community of Practice Key Articles Toolkit About me Log in « Departmental roles in the Learning Organisation When to use rapid elearning - the Powerpoint legacy » May 21 Eon smart meter and my wireless network Technology Add comments Weve had one of Eons new smart meters installed today. Under Mac OS X the connection dropped to a crawl. Then reboot again.
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2008
    [Providers] Informal Learning Blog » Benchmarking your learning culture
  • ELEARNING DEVELOPMENT NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2007
    [Providers] eLearning Development News » Choosing eLearning Development Tools, Part 3
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2008
    [Providers] Harold Jarche » On literacy
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2008
    [Providers] Harold Jarche » Source?
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2008
    [Providers] Harold Jarche » Proficiency-based training
    Additional time in the aircraft could be provided, with counseling, but after a certain number of hours students were expected to achieve the performance requirement. Home About Consulting Contact Key Posts Clients Toolbox Français Harold Jarche Entries RSS | Comments RSS Subscribe by e-mail Twitter Faves planetrussell: "Globalization creates interlocking fragility, while giving the appearance of stability." " —Nassim Nicholas Taleb, PhD. link] ConstellationW hjarche: Want to change education? This is to the great benefit of the learner. hours. Canada
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2008
    [Providers] Harold Jarche » Need for collaboration continues to grow
    Because the business will find their collaboration needs to grow in 2009, while they see IT providing them with fewer services. We provide support, coaching and access to a network of resources. Home About Consulting Contact Key Posts Clients Toolbox Français Harold Jarche Entries RSS | Comments RSS Subscribe by e-mail Twitter Faves planetrussell: "Globalization creates interlocking fragility, while giving the appearance of stability." " —Nassim Nicholas Taleb, PhD. link] ConstellationW hjarche: Want to change education? Canada
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2007
    [Providers] Learnlets » Mobile Moves
  • BUSINESS CASUAL  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2007
    [Providers] All this "2.0" stuff. - BusinessCasualBlog.com
    They also provide embed codes to place it in a weblog or website. They also provide embed codes to place it in a weblog or website. BusinessCasualBlog.com business x learning x social media Home Subscribe Share Archives About « Im blogging! Main | MLS-to-GPS -- coming soon? » September 23, 2007 All this "2.0" stuff. So Im daily bombarded with " Web 2.0, " " Learning 2.0 " and " e-Commerce 2.0." " If "2.0" " Users can customize some of the content in the ad, then forward it along to others. Slick. stuff. stuff. Slick.
  • BUSINESS CASUAL  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2008
    [Providers] Video resumes. not yet time? - BusinessCasualBlog.com
    post by melaclaro " by watching videos of them provides an uneven playing field for our associates." post by melaclaro " by watching videos of them provides an uneven playing field for our associates." BusinessCasualBlog.com business x learning x social media Home Subscribe Share Archives About « Amazing. this little guy paints better than I! Main | How NOT to build a web site. » April 24, 2008 Video resumes. not yet time? was recently interviewed for a trade magazine in the staffing industry. The subject matter was about the use of video resumes.
  • BUSINESS CASUAL  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2008
    [Providers] Getting famous. One bit at a time. - BusinessCasualBlog.com
    If visibility is one of your objectives, then you might first consider creating an online personal profile either on a website you already own, or, for my real-estate-agent-buddies, an agent site provided by your broker, or through any number of online social networks such as Facebook , Myspace , eCademy , ActiveRain or LinkedIn. Theres even a new LinkedIn "Services" area where service providers (you?) Most blogs dont chafe at this provided you dont light it up with logos, slogans and gaudy marketing pitches. One bit at a time. Im never going to be famous.
  • BUSINESS CASUAL  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2008
    [Providers] Leading change by example - BusinessCasualBlog.com
    Especially since Imfacilitating the process of selecting a service provider now to help mycompany develop one. Especially since Imfacilitating the process of selecting a service provider now to help mycompany develop one. BusinessCasualBlog.com business x learning x social media Home Subscribe Share Archives About « If you could offer one piece of advice for a job hunter, what would it be? Main | Glenns NAR "reality curve". » August 01, 2008 Leading change by example McKinsey just published their second annual survey on the business use of Web 2.0 technologies.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2007
    [Providers] Will at Work Learning: Learning Measurement 6 – What do Tools have to do with it?
    Or, could it be that our authoring tools provide us with all we need? Will at Work Learning Will Thalheimers research-based commentary on learning, performance, and the industry thereof. « Learning Measurement 5 -- E-Learnings Role in Measurement | Main | Learning Measurement 7 – Measurement Expertise » Tuesday, 18 December 2007 Learning Measurement 6 – What do Tools have to do with it? There are basically four types of software tools that can be used for developing instruments to measure learning. See the graph below. You read that right. Okay, that makes sense too. Oh crap.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2008
    [Providers] Will at Work Learning: Technology for Measuring Social Interactions. Can We Use This For Learning?
    Leadership Simulations: Does the technology enable better in-basket simulations, or in-basket simulations that are more economical to deploy (because they dont require the same high numbers of observer/consultants to observe interactions and provide feedback? coaching, providing feedback, observing, encouraging, sharing, etc.) Will at Work Learning Will Thalheimers research-based commentary on learning, performance, and the industry thereof. « Evaluating Learning 2.0 | Main | Starbucks to Shutdown for Training. Can We Use This For Learning? Check out this link to learn more.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2008
    [Providers] Will at Work Learning: Starbucks to Shutdown for Training.
    The means to do this was to make a better cup of coffee and provide superior customer service. Will at Work Learning Will Thalheimers research-based commentary on learning, performance, and the industry thereof. « Technology for Measuring Social Interactions. Can We Use This For Learning? Main | Elliott Masies LMS Wish List » Wednesday, 13 February 2008 Starbucks to Shutdown for Training. Starbucks is shutting all its stores on February 26th for three hours to train or retrain its employees. Wednesday morning February 27th will give only a partial answer. Stay tuned.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2008
    [Providers] Will at Work Learning: Elliott Masies LMS Wish List
    While the tracking element can provide an essential tool to units outside of the L&D function, whether it is desirable to lock away all the knowledge for the benefit of a certain subset is a different matter. Will at Work Learning Will Thalheimers research-based commentary on learning, performance, and the industry thereof. « Starbucks to Shutdown for Training. Main | What Work-Learning Audit Reveals » Friday, 15 February 2008 Elliott Masies LMS Wish List Elliott Masie came up with a great and very insightful wish list for LMSs. Click here to access it. Please try again.
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