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  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Providers] How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2
    The main difference between blogging and discussion forums is that discussion forums are less structured, while blogs provide a more formal way for learners to articulate their ideas and receive feedback from others. The main purpose of microblogging in MOOCs is to provide opportunities for synchronous interaction, such as a once-a-week live conversation. Microblogging and live webinars provide great ways for learners to converse with subject matter experts. So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
    [Providers] Corporate MOOCs: Getting Buy-In from Executives and Managers
    Provide education about what MOOCs are and how they can be used. Whatever industry you are in, your company will likely need to provide a lot more training in the next few years than you have in the past. MOOCs provide the ideal digital learning environments to meet the needs of organizations facing this challenge: they can provide training to a lot of people at the same time, and at a lower cost than instructor-led training. On this blog, we have looked at massive open online courses (MOOCs) from a variety of perspectives. Business case. Be specific. Be assertive.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [Providers] From Steelcase: How Classroom Design Affects Student Engagement
    Classrooms designed for active learning can improve student engagement, according to new research from Steelcase, a company that provides furniture for use in educational settings. Also see: Report: Classroom Design Improves Student Engagement  – from campustechnology.com by Joshua Bolkan | 07/22/14. When measured, student engagement levels were higher in the flexible classrooms than in the traditional classroom with row and columns of desks.
  • GOOD PRACTICE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
    [Providers] Learning needs analysis not rigorous enough in L&D
    To meet this requirement L&D needs to step up and provide more responsive and agile ‘just in time’ learning as and when it’s needed. All good L&D practitioners recognise the need to conduct learning needs analysis across the workforce – but how often should they do this? Our brand new 2014 UK Learning Trends Report reveals some key insights into this classic L&D area of responsibility. Traditionally, most organisations have analysed their Learning needs annually. 80% say they do this every six months or less. with GoodPractice’s Owen Ferguson and Stef Scott.
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
    [Providers] THE EVOLUTION OF LEARNING
    Learning has become more “personal” and as a learning solutions provider , one has to be aware of this critical requirement. While PLEs so far have been thought of in the context of online environments, the term stands for the entire collection of resources that a learner uses to answer questions, provide context, and illustrate processes. This requires active participation of learners with the learning solution providers. “Learning” by itself is a more personal endeavor towards gaining the required knowledge. learning, based on the demands of the land.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Providers] Writing & Grammar: Pardon the Interruption
    The company that provides the fastest downloads is still XYZ. by Jennie Ruby    You can interrupt a sentence four different ways--with dashes, parentheses, commas, or no punctuation at all. Dashes actually emphasize the interruption, like this: One of the best things about the previous two versions--the versions before the company was taken over by XYX, Inc.--was was the user interface. Parentheses de-emphasize the interruption: The correspondence between the codes (see Table 2) is nearly one-to-one. Challenge.   When ready, post your answers as comments.
  • INSYNC TRAINING  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Providers] New Whitepaper - Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics
    Virtual training design doesn’t need to be difficult – but designers do need a working knowledge of the features and tools each virtual classroom provides. In this white paper, we’ll be sharing high-level summaries of virtual classroom tools, including chat, breakout rooms, whiteboards, application sharing, synchronized web browsing, and survey and feedback tools. Virtual Classroom Engagement
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Providers] Creative Minds: In and Out of Silicon Valley
    Venturocket, co-founded by Marc Hoag, intends to introduce job seekers directly to hiring managers, circumventing recruiters and headhunters, while his second start-up Crowd Vitae provides jobseekers with crowdsourced résumé feedback. The fresh new faces on the market may provide a novel twist on talent acquisition and other talent management areas – but these do not change the function or the business process; they do not tip an age-old existing practice on its head and shake it into a new way of doing things. I’d love to see our start-ups focus on that!
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Providers] Reflections on “The Internet of Things will radically change your Big Data strategy” [Kavis]
    Some companies are still hanging on to the belief that they can manage their own data centers better than the various cloud providers out there. because that is what it will take to provide the appropriate amount of bandwidth, disk storage, and compute power to keep up with the demand for data ingestion, storage, and real-time analytics that will serve the business needs. The Internet of Things will radically change your Big Data strategy  – from forbes.com by Mike Kavis. McKinsey Global Institute reports that the IoT business will deliver $6.2 trillion of revenue by 2025.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [Providers] It’s Not Too Late for Some Spring Cleaning: Time to Dust Off Your Online Brand
    Social media now provides candidates and recruiters with that all-important first impression. Now that spring has finally arrived for most of us, the grass is growing and the flowers are finally blooming. With spring in the air and the promise of summer, companies and jobseekers alike are busy planning their vacations and planning for their futures. For some industries, summer hiring is accelerating based on seasonal business needs. Some organizations are onboarding new talent before the lazy days of summer set in and employees are taking time off.
  • ELEARNING CHEF  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Providers] Techsmith Repository
    Techsmith provides several excellent tools useful in eLearning courseware development. Someday I hope to provide a post with an actual bit of depth regarding my favorite Techsmith tool, Camtasia. This quickie post, however, could be just be considered more a prominent bookmark. While I have the latest version (as of this posting) of Captivate 8 on my primary machine, I recently needed to install version 6 to work with a colleague’s file. Got the old 6.0.3 installer, dug up my old key, made the needed project edits, and sent the updated source back to my colleague.
  • OPENSESAME  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Providers] Course of the Week: When Disaster Strikes, Be Prepared
    We will provide you with the tools you need to ensure safety comes first and disasters, however large, won’t be the end of the world! Investing in the health and safety of your team is the number one way to ensure you are providing a safe environment for your employees to work in. Utilizing a platform of video and audio with accessibility features and inline quizzes, this course provides a perfect walk through of emergency situations and ensures that you will be able to react accordingly in emergency situations. . Are you ready for an emergency situation?
  • ELEARNING CHEF  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [Providers] Adobe’s Edge-y HTML5 Development Tools
    Until it moves further, however, the Edge tools provide a lot of the otherwise missing HTML functionality. Edge Code is an idealistic approach to provide “design-centric features in the context of a code editor.” This Edge suite of tools can be a critical component of mobile-compatible eLearning development, with a growing support system , when you need to get away from the pre-packaged solutions tools like Captivate and Storyline provide, from advanced animation and interactivity to responsive design plans. That said, Flash isn’t entirely out of the game.
  • OPENSESAME  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Providers] The Making of a Language Course: Q&A with Living Language Editors
    And as Suzanne mentioned, we rely on a vast network of native language reviewers when editing each course to provide the language-specific feedback. It’s a great way to get pronunciation feedback as well. I don’t have much faith in programs that provide voice recognition software as a way to practice pronunciation. We asked Living Language Editors, Erin Quirk and Suzanne McQuade, to tell us a little about what goes into making a Living Language course, and here''s what we found out. Walk us through the process of creating and editing a Living Language course: where do you begin?
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2013
    [Providers] CME Blended Learning: CHEST 2013
    CHEST 2013 showcased ACCP’s dedication to provide high-tech and high quality continuing education opportunities for their members. Web Courseworks team members were thrilled to visit the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) annual conference this week.  As demonstrated at the conference, ACCP uses Coursestage (Web Courseworks’ LMS platform) in effective ways: share online content to members. facilitate hands-on learning. assess performances. grant continuing medical education credits (CMEs). Check out some great pictures from their visit! Certification Online.
  • QUICKTHOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Providers] Keys to the successful design of a corporate training process
    They think that all the content they provide is of equal value and should be included in the deliverable, despite its impact to scope. Installment Learning  – A design and delivery format that can quickly and cheaply provide useful information in a way that can make learning “habit forming.”. Interview with  James Goldsmith , Learning Architect/ Business Advisor at  Accenture  (Chicago, IL). James has worked at Accenture for 17 years and is currently a Learning Architect and Business Advisor working out of the St. Charles, IL office. James J. Business goals drive learning goals.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014
    [Providers] Thursday’s Trending e-Learning Topic: Good Design
    Here at Your Everything for e-Learning Place, we’re proud to provide you with great tools for e-Learning development. It’s easy to create graded quizzes, interactive e-Learning and more with Lectora® authoring tools. But we also know that a fantastic e-Learning course needs more than great functionality. It also needs to have a beautiful form, the way the perfect paint color can take a house from “It’s okay” to “It’s fantastic!” Which is why good design is today’s trending topic. Blog Posts: Tips from a Graphic Designer. Why e-Learning Templates Can Make You a Rockstar.
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014
    [Providers] Top Myths about mLearning
    Creating a motivating learning environment is crucial to drive competency and mLearning can provide useful support to this. Learning on the mobile: the concept is relatively new, which makes it a vulnerable topic for hearsay and misconceptions. device which has so far been used mostly for communication and recreation is getting a lot of push to be used as an effective medium of learning. However, given the inherent characteristics and form of mobile, careful planning needs to go into designing content in order for it to serve its purpose.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Providers] Is Saba Coming Back?
    They work with nearly every content provider. Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have some of the most complex and difficult large global customers. As with all pioneers, Saba had many challenges.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] Wiley Acquires CrossKnowledge: New Player in Corporate Learning
    Over the last several years Wiley acquired Inscape (DISC assessment products), Profiles International (prehire and team assessments), Deltak (learning management system and student relationship platform for the education industry), and now CrossKnowledge , a fast-growing provider of corporate e-learning, LMS, and content management solutions. CrossKnowledge, unlike other LMS providers in the market, is a solid e-learning development company. Most of us know John Wiley and Sons. as a book publisher. Well surprise: the company is much more. All rights reserved
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Providers] The Impact of IMPACT
    The working session provided a comfortable forum for participants to share and learn from each other. With Bersin’s seventh annual IMPACT conference officially in the books and planning for the next already beginning, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the experience. While heralded as the “best-ever IMPACT” by Josh Bersin, the conference this year was particularly exciting for me as it was the first time I attended as a Bersin Analyst. Surrounded by amazing people, interesting conversations, and picturesque ocean views, IMPACT made quite an impact on me.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Providers] Update on Technology: Review from Analyst Days
    The four solution providers are very different in their product sets, their marketing messages and their targeted audiences. More than half of Dayforce HCM buyers (51%) have three or more modules. A key metric for any HR provider expanding into integrated talent management is the attachment rate – how many added modules of HCM functionality are sold to those initial purchasers. All numbers herein are as reported by the providers to analysts at their respective events. New functionality this year included talent acquisition support. What taught my eye was TIM!
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Providers] Workday Recruiting: Will It Disrupt The Talent Acquisition Software Market?
    By looking at talent acquisition as a process which is both an external and internal one (internal talent mobility is a critical part of recruiting), Workday has built a platform that addresses the entire talent lifecycle, integrated with Workday’s core HR application to provide a rich set of functionality for all stakeholders in the process. number of complementary partnerships are in place, including providers of background checking, video interviewing (Workday integrates HireVue), and job boards, demonstrating the completeness of Workday’s approach. Enter Workday.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Markets in the Middle: Getting to the Heart of Mid-market Enterprises
    Recognizing that its commitments to its mid-market customers may have initially exceeded its ability to deliver “as promised,” Chicago-based SilkRoad, a provider of core HR and integrated talent management applications, is going back to the drawing board. It is not uncommon for young software companies to outsell their capacity to provide the support and services their mid-market customers require, but it is unfortunate when it happens. Human capital management solution providers are increasingly recognizing the value of excellent service and support.
  • THE KNOWLEDGE SUPPLY CHAIN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Providers] Rich Media PDFs
    The procedure provides the accurate details for the task, while the videos provide situational context and a sense of the flow of the transaction. You’ve seen multimedia that you would love to use in corporate communication. Unfortunately, the corporate IT department is very security-conscious. They resist installing a new server or web application inside the firewall, and they forbid putting corporate information on outside hosts. They ‘encourage’ everyone use the company’s secure document management system (.e.g., Is video out of the question? iPOV’s Rich Media PDF. Video
  • THE KNOWLEDGE SUPPLY CHAIN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Providers] Resource Management
    Develop a project-specific staffing strategy Review, consult, and edit job postings Review provider profiles and make recommendations for a short list Teach techniques like the “all-star”, “pro” and “draft pick” classification etc. everything in Bronze)D Participate in provider job interviews Make ongoing team structure and restructure recommendations Train providers to follow project standards and use standard tools etc. Deeperpoint can help you navigate the unfamiliar waters of global freelancer hiring. Silver.
  • OPENSESAME  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
    [Providers] The Secrets of a Successful Seller
    We’re extremely proud of the success they’ve had providing training and education to professionals throughout the globe. Buyers don’t always have the time to evaluate multiple courses from multiple providers. Provide a high-quality cover image. When buyers compare two providers with similar backgrounds (number of courses offered, the degree of content coverage, etc.), Here at OpenSesame, we have a wide variety of sellers specializing in everything from healthcare to information technology to construction. What is the secret sauce at OpenSesame? Quantity. Quality.
  • OPENSESAME  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
    [Providers] Marketing Your eLearning Initiative - Harness the Power of the Preview
    The key here is to show how your elearning initiative will impact employees by providing a visual message to the verbal and written messages you’ve been sending out. Summertime marks many the start of many wonderful things—graduation, vacation, relaxation.and blockbuster movie season! Between May and August, more than 500 million people will flock to their local movie theater to see the latest in action, comedy and drama—each experience different and yet, they all will begin with the same message: More intense and elaborate than commercials, movie trailers are a thing of beauty.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
    [Providers] Graduate School 2.0: Three ways to put technology to work for graduate student success [Aldridge]
    Appropriately called Heartsongs , this MP3 teaching tool provides audio recordings of common murmurs, complete with running commentary — and, so far, its track record is nothing short of amazing. Graduate School 2.0: Three ways to put technology to work for graduate student success — from evolllution.com by Susan Aldridge | President of Drexel University Online, Drexel University. Excerpt (emphasis DSC): Podcasting and Vodcasting. Top-rated performances are then critiqued by seasoned attorneys, who furnish a demonstration video of their own.
  • THE LEARNING DISPATCH  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Providers] Excel Tip: Formatting a Table
    Microsoft Office Excel 2010 provides numerous predefined table styles (or quick styles) that you can use to quickly format a table. If the predefined table styles don''t meet your needs, you can create and apply a custom table style. Although you can delete only a custom table style, you can remove any table style so that it is no longer applied to the data. Choose a table style when you create a table: On the worksheet, select a range of cells that you want to quickly format as a table. On the Home tab in the Styles group, click Format as Table. Before formatting has been applied.
  • OPENSESAME  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    [Providers] Course of the Week Highlight: Effective Communication—From Powerful Public Speaking to Protecting Yourself Against Harassment
    Specifically for managers, it provides a comprehensive overview of potential actions that count as sexual harassment, how to deal with these situations when they arise, and focuses on how managers can set positive examples and deal with these situations if they arise. This week’s course of the week highlight provides excellent resources for making decisions, following through with actions, and communicating with a variety of audiences. We’ve all had that moment where we feel incompetent in the workplace, in a relationship, or when interacting with peers. By Kantola Productions.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    [Providers] 2 innovative programs that help students obtain a college degree
    Starbucks to provide free college education to thousands of workers – from nytimes.com by Richard Perez-Penaju. Excerpt: Starbucks will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company, through an unusual arrangement with Arizona State University, the company and the university will announce on Monday. The Kalamazoo Promise. program whereby qualified students of the Kalamazoo Public Schools (Kalamazoo, MI, USA) can get up to 100% of their college tuition paid for them.  The W.E.
  • OPENSESAME  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014
    [Providers] "How's My Driving?": Understanding Commercial Drivers Licensing
    If you are a trucking company looking to provide commercial drivers license training, we have several options to keep your driver''s safe: Basic CDL Overview. While driving down a major interstate, you have probably found yourself caught behind a massive commercial truck. Often we are too busy trying to pass the slow-moving vehicle to notice the “How’s my driving?” sticker on the back. Who is this person asking about his or her driving, and why should you care? So what should you as a driver look out for? Department of Transportation laws. little refresher training can go a long way!
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014
    [Providers] Leadership Training at Aetna using an Online, Connected Learning Technology Platform #ICELW Concurrent Session Notes
    Have an outside expert comment on the quality of that activity and provide coaching The higher up in the org, they''re more used to poking holes in things. Keystone (the overall goal of the program) : Provide an overview of the competitive challenges facing the health care inductry. These are my live blogged notes from the International Conference on eLearning in the Workplace (ICELW) , happing this week in NYC. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Ted Fleming from Aetna and Sue Todd (from CorpU ). Aetna is a diversified health care benefits company. 47,500 employees.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Oracle HCM World Revolves Around The Cloud
    And, an advantage to its customers, the analytics are included at no additional charge with each application – not a bolt-on on the side, bearing extra cost, as some other solution providers do. Oracle has launched Oracle HCM World, a new event for HCM professionals that gathered approximately 1500 customers and prospects together to focus on the business that is HR. Harkening back to the Taleo World conferences a bit, the conference attracted leaders in all areas of human capital management. The conference as a whole was excellent. Here’s our take for you, our members: 1.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Providers] Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect
    Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly. Just like you have an IT architecture which provides standards, common platforms, and a constrained environment for IT in general, you also need one for learning. The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Yes, this is a very complicated problem. " Need for a Learning Architecture.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Providers] Is Saba Coming Back?
    They work with nearly every content provider. Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have some of the most complex and difficult large global customers. As with all pioneers, Saba had many challenges.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] Wiley Acquires CrossKnowledge: New Player in Corporate Learning
    Over the last several years Wiley acquired Inscape (DISC assessment products), Profiles International (prehire and team assessments), Deltak (learning management system and student relationship platform for the education industry), and now CrossKnowledge , a fast-growing provider of corporate e-learning, LMS, and content management solutions. CrossKnowledge, unlike other LMS providers in the market, is a solid e-learning development company. Most of us know John Wiley and Sons. as a book publisher. Well surprise: the company is much more. All rights reserved
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Providers] The Impact of IMPACT
    The working session provided a comfortable forum for participants to share and learn from each other. With Bersin’s seventh annual IMPACT conference officially in the books and planning for the next already beginning, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the experience. While heralded as the “best-ever IMPACT” by Josh Bersin, the conference this year was particularly exciting for me as it was the first time I attended as a Bersin Analyst. Surrounded by amazing people, interesting conversations, and picturesque ocean views, IMPACT made quite an impact on me.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Providers] Update on Technology: Review from Analyst Days
    The four solution providers are very different in their product sets, their marketing messages and their targeted audiences. More than half of Dayforce HCM buyers (51%) have three or more modules. A key metric for any HR provider expanding into integrated talent management is the attachment rate – how many added modules of HCM functionality are sold to those initial purchasers. All numbers herein are as reported by the providers to analysts at their respective events. New functionality this year included talent acquisition support. What taught my eye was TIM!
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Providers] Workday Recruiting: Will It Disrupt The Talent Acquisition Software Market?
    By looking at talent acquisition as a process which is both an external and internal one (internal talent mobility is a critical part of recruiting), Workday has built a platform that addresses the entire talent lifecycle, integrated with Workday’s core HR application to provide a rich set of functionality for all stakeholders in the process. number of complementary partnerships are in place, including providers of background checking, video interviewing (Workday integrates HireVue), and job boards, demonstrating the completeness of Workday’s approach. Enter Workday.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Markets in the Middle: Getting to the Heart of Mid-market Enterprises
    Recognizing that its commitments to its mid-market customers may have initially exceeded its ability to deliver “as promised,” Chicago-based SilkRoad, a provider of core HR and integrated talent management applications, is going back to the drawing board. It is not uncommon for young software companies to outsell their capacity to provide the support and services their mid-market customers require, but it is unfortunate when it happens. Human capital management solution providers are increasingly recognizing the value of excellent service and support.
  • OPENSESAME  |  MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014
    [Providers] Safety Standards Around the World
    Presumably, periods of fire resistance are calculated to provide sufficient time for escape and fire-fighting, or based on empirical study and it would be interesting to know, but probably impossible to discover, why France has lower levels of requirements than other countries for both single family houses and blocks of flats. You don’t have to be well-traveled to recognize the world contains many cultures and each culture has its own set of values and social norms. NPR recently aired a story on the complications surrounding establishing international safety standards for vehicles.
  • EASYGENERATOR  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Providers] Improved adaptive courses with easygenerator’s Plus edition
    It will provide the learner with an at-a-glance view of the course, including location in the course and what additional pages and activities the learner must complete to reach their identified goal. The presentation below shows the template set-up and provides brief explanations of how to use it. Easygenerator and its partner, Inbrain, together have collaborated to create a completely new adaptive master page (template) for the Windows based Plus Edition of easygenerator. The best way to understand this new template and its approach is to see it.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
    [Providers] The New Digital Learning Playbook, Advancing College and Career Ready Skill Development in K-12 Schools [tomorrow.org]
    Principals are offering online learning for multiple reasons, including providing academic remediation (66 percent), keeping students engaged in staying in school (63 percent) and providing options for students that need credit recovery (61 percent). The top two reasons given for using games within instruction were increasing student engagement in learning (79 percent) and providing a way for teachers to address different learning styles in the classroom (72 percent). The second in a two part series to document the key national findings from Speak Up 2013.
  • OPENSESAME  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [Providers] Marketing Your eLearning Initiative - Signage
    While digital communication is a great way to provide regular updates regarding your elearning program, signage can promote your overall training initiative and reinforce benefits of the program. Using humor can help reduce anxiety around a training program, as well as provide a creative way to advertise confusing or broad topics. My previous post in the “Marketing Your eLearning Initiative” series addressed ideas on how to use email as a method for advertising the launch of your program, new courses and positive experiences using the training. Developing Signage Messaging. Humor.
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [Providers] Starting a conversation on emerging technologies
    In that vein, I am providing a list of readings on specific trends as a starting point, and we go wherever the conversation goes. This summer, I am privileged to be “teaching” a graduate course on emerging technologies for Penn State Harrisburg’s Training and Development master’s program. hesitate to say I am teaching it because I’ve designed it more like a graduate seminar / MOOC (with only 14 people). These have been a real treat to read and ponder – I’ve learned a lot already, and have enjoyed engaging in the conversations. Required. Seuss.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [Providers] What new affordances might be coming down the pike from our “Smart/Connected TV’s”?
    Can you imagine a personalization engine — focused on education and/or training — that could provide the scaffolding necessary for learning about many topics?  Goodbye, TV Channels—And Hello, TV Apps – from readwrite.com by Adriana Lee. How a small change in language represents a universal shift in the television experience. Excerpt (emphasis DSC): But television is evolving. Increasingly, it’s all about the apps now—browsable, downloadable, interactive TV applications. You can thank the swelling ranks of streaming services and devices for that. Love news? 
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [Providers] How might “Innovation lessons from Google’s self-driving car” [Barba] apply to higher education?
    We need to continue to provide quality products and services, but at much more affordable prices. Innovation lessons from Google’s self-driving car – from game-changer.net by Jorge Barba. Excerpts (emphasis DSC): Idealistic vision. In Google’s own language, this is a moonshot project. It’s something that will make a dent in the future, that is worth pursuing though it might not work. In the end, the results could be dramatic… … What are you changing and how will the world look like after you change it? And you have to find that potential in a very disciplined way.
  • OPENSESAME  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014
    [Providers] How Can You Drive Returns on Your Business Continuity Plan?
    Have you ever realized that BCP can even provide you with a significant return on your investment? vendor can provide the most effective solution with business continuity inherent. If you are aware of what Business Continuity Planning is all about, then you might also have heard that it is just another expensive insurance plan you need to keep paying for until the real need arises and doesn’t come with any return on investment. Have you? In fact, this is what most business leaders conclude Business Continuity Planning, or BCP, is. Have you ever thought about it? She has an M.A.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014
    [Providers] Using #Infographics
    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
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014
    [Providers] Making a Game Out of Software Simulations
    So, one of the challenges with designing the training was figuring out how to provide the repetition needed to build fluency, without it feeling repeatedly boring for the learners. The game starts with a playful, fictional backstory, which provides a reason for needing to complete the selected tasks in the software quickly and accurately. By Shelley A. Gable. recently worked on a lengthy course that included a lot of software training. The intent of the training was not only to introduce learners to the software, but also to build fluency with several key tasks. Backstory.
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014
    [Providers] Protecting Your Sales Training Investment With mLearning Solutions
    The mLevel highway does provide: Highly interactive and engaging reinforcement training. Tracking and analytics dashboards that provide real-time metrics on activity, engagement, performance increase, and potential skill gaps. A rapidly increasing number of organizations are protecting their sales training investment using a solution that is remarkably effective in improving the retention of core learning programs, as well as other knowledge deemed “critical” by their leadership. It is called mLevel (for “mastery” level). Development time. Deployment time.
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014
    [Providers] Training Reinforcement Deployed via Mobile Device
    These provide foundational knowledge that is then anchored by the game-based learning activities that follow in that mission. The platform provides comprehensive real-time analytics to your organization on several key dimensions of learning by your salespeople, including: Learner & Organizational Performance Content Analytics Mission and game statistics Item-based statistics Duration, game plays, game completions Attribute-based statistics Organizational and team scores Knowledge gaps Leaderboard summaries ​ The analytics data can be ported back into your LMS. Game On!
  • OPENSESAME  |  THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
    [Providers] OpenSesame Development Team Feature Update: May
    Our payment processor has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor, and has been certified as a PCI Level 1 Service Provider, the most stringent level of certification available. Check out the changes that we have made to simplify, streamline, and add functionality for our learners and our admin customers. .  . CourseCloud Customers: TWO Ways for Learners to Access Training . We added the ability for CourseCloud learners to create their own accounts on OpenSesame and access their training courses directly from their own learner dashboard:  . No registration required. We’re here to help!
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
    [Providers] No excuses
    The learning environment design framework provides simple but powerful ideas about how to pull together a comprehensive learning strategy that leverages all the ways people learn: formal, informal, social, and experiential. For me, the biggest problem about not posting for a while on this blog is the pressure I feel to make the first post “back” be something worth waiting for… and in the meantime, I have lots of things waiting to be posted. So this entry will just be an update… what I’ve been up to during my blog silence. The next session begins June 3.
  • OPENSESAME  |  FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014
    [Providers] Not Simply An Internship: INROADS Holistic Approach To Training Tomorrow's Workforce
    The INROADS internship program strives to provide a holistic experience for young workers. Participants are assigned to an INROADS manager who provides year-round coaching and mentoring, as well as a corporate mentor for additional professional guidance. . Young adults are in a bit of a catch-22 these days. The majority of companies require a college degree in order to be considered for a position, but the education students receive during college often does not match the skills and experience required in those roles. Of course, tremendous value also brings scarcity.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Providers] 5 items re: robotics
    “Cameras provide very rich information about the world, and we know from our own experience that our eyes, which are just cameras, provide the information we need to perform complex tasks like driving cars or picking up objects. New centre will give robots the gift of sight – from Queensland University of Technology; 18 March 2014. Excerpt: “Society is on the cusp of a revolution in robotics in which personal robots will become an everyday fact of life. US Army to test robots that “think – look – move – talk – work” – from robohub.org by Colin Lewis.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014
    [Providers] Resources from Penn College Summer Teacher’s Institute
    This provides ownership and a sense of choice. The goal was to model how these three elements can be integrated to provide an engaging and meaningful learning experience. This avoids repetition and provides another method of engagement through novelty of new question types. This provides an opportunity for reflection and forces recall of previously learned information. But one thing we can do is provide a curiosity or a motivation for them to seek additional information or to want to learn more on their own. Here are my resources. What team should I be on?
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014
    [Providers] Ed reform: Is poverty the elephant in the room? [Gross]
    Dale Russakoff writes that the city is still struggling to provide an equal and adequate education for its youth despite consultant-heavy reform and a $100 million donation from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Ed reform: Is poverty the elephant in the room? — from educationdive.com by Allie Gross. Excerpt /Dive Brief: On the eve of this weekend’s 60th anniversary of Brown v. Acccording to Russakoff, the reform movement is missing community engagement, as he claims the top-down approach lacks “an understanding of the contours of poverty and racism in America.”
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Providers] This Week on #BLPLearn: Game Development, Advertising, and Hopscotch
    When I read in the article, “In sum, the best advertisements use images, jingles, and stories to focus attention on the brand,” I think of the services we provide. #BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. We’ll usually include some commentary from the original team member who found the article, too. Check back every Thursday. JOIN IN THE FUN.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Providers] Workday Recruiting: Will It Disrupt The Talent Acquisition Software Market?
    By looking at talent acquisition as a process which is both an external and internal one (internal talent mobility is a critical part of recruiting), Workday has built a platform that addresses the entire talent lifecycle, integrated with Workday’s core HR application to provide a rich set of functionality for all stakeholders in the process. number of complementary partnerships are in place, including providers of background checking, video interviewing (Workday integrates HireVue), and job boards, demonstrating the completeness of Workday’s approach. Enter Workday.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Providers] User Assistance: Standard Gauge
      ISO/IEC 26514  provides requirements for the design and development of software user documentation. Both by Tony Self    It doesn't quite sound believable, but it's true. In 21st Century Australia, there isn't a standard national rail gauge. Gauge is the gap between railway tracks.) In some states, narrow gauge is used, in others broad gauge, and ironically in just one state, standard gauge. This means that rail cars and locomotives can't travel between states. Broad gauge became the new standard in 1854.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014
    [Providers] Become a Strategic Partner Through Effective Training Evaluation #ASTD2014 @Jim_Kirkpatrick
    Speaking the truth means: initiating conversations with stakeholders to share the good and the bad speak the truth about the future Case study with the Emirates Group Leadership felt that the cost of running the 157 person training department was more than the value they were providing. These are my live blogged notes from a concurrent session (W104) at the ASTD International Conference & Expo, this week in Washington, D.C. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. James Kirkpatrick, Senior Consultant Kirkpatrick Partners Sometimes we have to do the politically incorrect thing. APOLOGIES!]
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Providers] Reflections on “Google developing free LMS as part of Apps for Education” [Nagel]
    Excerpt: Google Classroom provides, among other things: Assignments that integrate with Google Drive and Google Docs; Grading; Real-time feedback on student work; Assignment sheets; Real-time questions; Announcements; Commenting; and. Google developing free LMS as part of Apps for Education — from campustechnology.com by David Nagel. Homework collection and organization. Apple CMS/LMS education technology Google vendors
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014
    [Providers] Elucidating blended learning on Khan Academy [Horn]
    … In our latest effort to provide educators and the public with a meaningful understanding of what blended learning is, what it’s purpose can be, what it looks like, and how to go about designing a robust blended-learning environment that can personalize learning for students, we partnered with the Silicon Schools Fund once again to move the video work we’ve done on blended learning to the Khan Academy platform. Elucidating blended learning on Khan Academy – from educationnext.org by Michael Horn. Misconceptions abound.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014
    [Providers] 5 items re: robotics
    Do they even know their name let alone what provides them with job satisfaction?  5 cool (and informative) robot videos you don’t want to miss — from robohub.org by Frank Tobe. Excerpt: This wide-ranging group of robotics-related videos are worth watching. Set aside some time, make sure you have a hi-speed connection, and watch them. They range from cool to informative to downright scary. areas in robotics that will transform society and their economic impact – from robohub.org by Colin Lewis. Medical Procedures, Operations and Health. Prosthetics and exoskeletons.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] Marriages made in Software Heaven
    The talent suite itself embeds both analytics and social collaboration in each talent area: talent acquisition and talent optimization, and includes the broad assessment capabilities provided by Kenexa. The end result may prove significant in providing a means for HR professionals to evaluate large amounts of data (dare we say “big” data) to determine the traits, skills and experiences of employees that correlate with their top performers on the job, their best retained new hires, and their most engaged workers. Will IBM bring new innovations to the software set?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Oracle HCM World Revolves Around The Cloud
    And, an advantage to its customers, the analytics are included at no additional charge with each application – not a bolt-on on the side, bearing extra cost, as some other solution providers do. Oracle has launched Oracle HCM World, a new event for HCM professionals that gathered approximately 1500 customers and prospects together to focus on the business that is HR. Harkening back to the Taleo World conferences a bit, the conference attracted leaders in all areas of human capital management. The conference as a whole was excellent. Here’s our take for you, our members: 1.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Providers] Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect
    Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly. Just like you have an IT architecture which provides standards, common platforms, and a constrained environment for IT in general, you also need one for learning. The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Yes, this is a very complicated problem. " Need for a Learning Architecture.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Providers] Is Saba Coming Back?
    They work with nearly every content provider. Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have some of the most complex and difficult large global customers. As with all pioneers, Saba had many challenges.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] Wiley Acquires CrossKnowledge: New Player in Corporate Learning
    Over the last several years Wiley acquired Inscape (DISC assessment products), Profiles International (prehire and team assessments), Deltak (learning management system and student relationship platform for the education industry), and now CrossKnowledge , a fast-growing provider of corporate e-learning, LMS, and content management solutions. CrossKnowledge, unlike other LMS providers in the market, is a solid e-learning development company. Most of us know John Wiley and Sons. as a book publisher. Well surprise: the company is much more. All rights reserved
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Providers] The Impact of IMPACT
    The working session provided a comfortable forum for participants to share and learn from each other. With Bersin’s seventh annual IMPACT conference officially in the books and planning for the next already beginning, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the experience. While heralded as the “best-ever IMPACT” by Josh Bersin, the conference this year was particularly exciting for me as it was the first time I attended as a Bersin Analyst. Surrounded by amazing people, interesting conversations, and picturesque ocean views, IMPACT made quite an impact on me.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Providers] Update on Technology: Review from Analyst Days
    The four solution providers are very different in their product sets, their marketing messages and their targeted audiences. More than half of Dayforce HCM buyers (51%) have three or more modules. A key metric for any HR provider expanding into integrated talent management is the attachment rate – how many added modules of HCM functionality are sold to those initial purchasers. All numbers herein are as reported by the providers to analysts at their respective events. New functionality this year included talent acquisition support. What taught my eye was TIM!
  • OPENSESAME  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
    [Providers] Course of the Week: Protect Your Data From Latest Security Issues
    Learn Windows 8 provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent operating system, walking learners through the new start screen, features, and even providing keyboard shortcuts to increase productivity. If you or your company build applications, it is critical your technical staff know how to properly secure their code—and who better to provide instruction than the experts? Only a few weeks out from the Heartbleed Bug, another major web security vulnerability has been unearthed. This time, a browser itself is the problem. The U.S. Featured Courses. Firefox. By: Atomic.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
    [Providers] Get your managers involved!
    The purpose of this blog post is to provide you with a range of ideas, research, suggestions etc that I have found useful in helping to underpin my rationale for ‘acting differently’ I’ve found that by showing the research, figures, hard data etc that I’ve received less ‘push back’ than previously from stakeholders – I’ve even seen / heard of examples of those same stakeholders repeat the data/research to others! CIPD report. Blog COLF Course to Campaign Slider
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Providers] Update on Technology: Review from Analyst Days
    The four solution providers are very different in their product sets, their marketing messages and their targeted audiences. More than half of Dayforce HCM buyers (51%) have three or more modules. A key metric for any HR provider expanding into integrated talent management is the attachment rate – how many added modules of HCM functionality are sold to those initial purchasers. Tis the season -- of analyst briefings: those events in which companies strut their stuff, as it were, before the industry analyst community. What taught my eye was TIM! Canada-based employee records.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013
    [Providers] Blending MOOC on Public Speaking at JLT Group
    JLT Group is one of the world’s largest providers of insurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services including an office of over 850 employees in Mumbai, India. Massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web. It has caught on with web learners across the globe and convenience is the highest rated aspect of the MOOC experience. thought this video explains MOOC in a simplistic fashion – What is a MOOC ? This video explains MOOCs – What is a MOOC ? Background.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
    [Providers] Building Communities – The Slope of Enlightenment
    The trigger points could be anything that is going to change something and that provides the opportunity to do something differently, for the purpose of this blog let’s focus on social technologies and the opportunities they provide for collaboration and learning. In my last blog alter egos I started to share some personal traits and experiences that led me in to the world of developing communities to support learning. It wasn’t an overnight thing and it’s still very much work in progress and I’m learning each day. Then it happened…. Nothing. This is our challenge.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
    [Providers] MOOCs for Employee Learning – Practitioners View – Online Forum
    This online webinar presents the work done so far and provides direction for Learning/HR who are considering including MOOCs as an employee development. Watch Recording  . Currently there is limited discussion on the use of MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) for organisational or employee learning. Given that MOOCs are being dubbed a game changer in the academic world, Learning Café did some thinking and made this call : MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) can be a mainstream employee learning option. How NBNCo plans to incorporate MOOCs in their learning strategy and processes.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
    [Providers] MOOCs for Employee Learning – The Mechanics – Online Forum
    Sunder Ramachandran is currently a Senior Training Manager with JLT Group , one of the world’s largest providers of insurance and employee benefits related advice. Thursday, November 7, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEST (Sydney). www1.gotomeeting.com/register/419751728. In the second online discussion we look at the”how” of using MOOCs (Massively Online Open Courses) and its variants for employee learning. An experienced panel talks about the logistics of deploying MOOCs in the organisational context. Disrupting Workplace Learning ? – Dr Geoff Sharrock.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
    [Providers] The discussion – The Mechanics of MOOCs for Employee Learning
    ” From One-to-one to Many-to-many: Powering peer learning in open learning environments “ Michelle has some suggestions of possible links to find MOOCs: MOOCS Provider Directory. The online discussion on the Mechanics of MOOCs for Employee Learning was attended by over 50 Learning professionals. One of the interesting components of webinar was discussion this scenario: Lauren, the head of a business unit, is a recent enthusiast for MOOCs having completed one on construction engineering. What do you think of this situation as a Learning Professional ? Reduced development team.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014
    [Providers] Sydney UnConference 2014 Feedback
    Please provide healthier options for morning & afternoon tea (at least a bowl of fruit). 90 experienced learning and development professions descended on the Australian Technology Park for the 3rd Learning Cafe UnConference to discuss and share thoughts on some of the big issues and trends in the L&D profession. The participants came from a cross section of organisations and industries. Here is the analysis of the feedback from Feedback from 32 UnConference participants. One aspect to keep in mind is that the UnConference is designed to be an omnibus of themes. out of 5.
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
    [Providers] The New Face of Training
    An online learning platform provides flexibility for the instructor and the students. This will provide for ease-of-use in the general market and the learning and development environment. These platforms are the wave of the future and they will continue to be developed to provide more enhanced user experiences. Technological advancements have made it very easy to shift learning and development to online platforms. Companies and institutions of learning have taken eLearning to an entirely different plateau. Advantages include: Individuals can learn at their own pace.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Providers] 2 items re: social and lifelong learning
    more important characteristic is that it provides learners the ability to pull the information they need, when and where they need it. Social learning: Getting from “we push” to “you pull” — from hrtimesblog.com (Deloitte) by Jennifer Stempel and Amy A. Titus. Excerpts (emphasis DSC): It’s tempting to think that social learning is about technology — after all, social media platforms and the Web 2.0 technologies that enable them are virtually inseparable. Specifically, social learning is about people sharing knowledge to learn from and with one another. Not at all.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Providers] 2 items on Big Data as it applies to learning [Masie & Proulx]
    Armed with those deep insights, they would be continually adapting course content, providing support and remedial help to targeted students, creating incentives to motivate people past critical blocks in the course, etc. When is Big Learning Data too Big? – from Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie . Excerpt from Update #822: 1) An interesting question arose in our conversations about Big Learning Data: When is Big Learning Data too Big? The question is framed around the ability of an individual or an organization to process really large amounts of data. The Course Hacker.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
    [Providers] Neil Jacobstein #ChurchillClub Keynote Mindmap
    In a wide ranging and inspiring talk, Neil covered how new technologies, models, and methods provide opportunities to transcend our problems and create a world worth living in. Neil Jacobstein gave the keynote for the special Future of Talent event sponsored by SAP and hosted by the Churchill Club. strategy technology
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Providers] Hypermedia storytelling [kirkbowe.com]
    Bluetooth Smart removes that cumbersome step: visitors need only be with proximity of a beacon in order for your app to provide them with the contextual information you wish to deliver.  Place a beacon under selected objects or cases.  As visitors walk up to the object, your app detects the beacon and provides commentary, video, or a three-dimensional representation of the object.  No need for visitors to type in an object number to a traditional electronic guide. Hypermedia storytelling – from kirkbowe.com. Underpinning this is the notion of real-time mutual discovery.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Providers] The Impact of IMPACT
    The working session provided a comfortable forum for participants to share and learn from each other. With Bersin’s seventh annual IMPACT conference officially in the books and planning for the next already beginning, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the experience. While heralded as the “best-ever IMPACT” by Josh Bersin, the conference this year was particularly exciting for me as it was the first time I attended as a Bersin Analyst. Surrounded by amazing people, interesting conversations, and picturesque ocean views, IMPACT made quite an impact on me.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] Drinking from the Talent Acquisition Fire Hose
    To explain how I got here from there, I’ll provide a brief professional biography: I’ve spent the last 20 years in consulting in various roles, from direct client service helping organizations with their talent-related challenges to managing complex internal transformations. Similarly, the global talent acquisition solution and service provider landscape is vast and navigating the acronym and funky title soup might feel like traversing the “Wild, Wild West.” Hi, my name is Robin and I’m trying to understand the complexity of Talent Acquisition.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013
    [Providers] Going Global with HR, Talent and Workforce Management
    As one example, Cornerstone OnDemand, the talent management suite provider, now gleans 30% of its revenue from international business, chiefly in EMEA. Fully 12 % of HR/Talent provider SilkRoad’s revenue last year came from Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa with 9 % from that solely from its Asia Pacific operations. Last year, SilkRoad China was named the “Most Promising HR Service Provider of the Year” by China Staff Awards – as such it is the only talent management provider that has been so recognized in the China market.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] Technology Projections for 2014: The Crystal Ball for the Year Ahead
    Technical providers in the HR/talent space have one thing in common: they never stand still. Increasingly, solution providers are developing for mobile first. One could predict that providers of HRIS software and its underlying platforms will also be forthcoming with documented means for easing third party and customer integration of the talent-related applications – better tying together on-premise, on-premise-to-Cloud, and Cloud-to-Cloud applications. What might you expect in the year ahead? The likely result? Better application integration. Remember silos?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Providers] Human Resources, Learning, and Leadership: Our Ten Predictions for 2014
    This means you, as an employer, need to provide internal talent mobility and career growth in your own organization. 2014 will be an exciting and challenging year for HR, learning, and talent professionals. Download our 66 page Predictions Report here.). Global economic growth will create a new level of competition for people. HR organizations will shift their focus from cost reduction to retention and engagement. Technology will continue to make the world a smaller place, forcing companies to improve their employment brand in every possible way. Data will become a new currency.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] Marriages made in Software Heaven
    The talent suite itself embeds both analytics and social collaboration in each talent area: talent acquisition and talent optimization, and includes the broad assessment capabilities provided by Kenexa. The end result may prove significant in providing a means for HR professionals to evaluate large amounts of data (dare we say “big” data) to determine the traits, skills and experiences of employees that correlate with their top performers on the job, their best retained new hires, and their most engaged workers. Will IBM bring new innovations to the software set?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Oracle HCM World Revolves Around The Cloud
    And, an advantage to its customers, the analytics are included at no additional charge with each application – not a bolt-on on the side, bearing extra cost, as some other solution providers do. Oracle has launched Oracle HCM World, a new event for HCM professionals that gathered approximately 1500 customers and prospects together to focus on the business that is HR. Harkening back to the Taleo World conferences a bit, the conference attracted leaders in all areas of human capital management. The conference as a whole was excellent. Here’s our take for you, our members: 1.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Providers] Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect
    Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly. Just like you have an IT architecture which provides standards, common platforms, and a constrained environment for IT in general, you also need one for learning. The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Yes, this is a very complicated problem. " Need for a Learning Architecture.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Providers] The Five Elements Of A 'Simply Irresistible' Organization
    These benefits are fairly inexpensive to provide and they give people the freedom to work as they want to work. Here we see companies providing bus service to work, free dry cleaning delivery, personalized workstations, unlimited vacation, and health and gym facilities on campus. New Deloitte Global Human Capital Research shows that organizations today must work hard to create a meaningful, humanistic work environment to drive engagement, performance, and a magnetic attraction in the market. And this is good business. But there’s more. Do business leaders understand this?
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Providers] Thoughts on Soap Bubbles and Learning
    Eugene made the point that in the same way, when learning, it''s important to get that feedback to provide those markers that you''re actually moving along. Thanks Eugene for providing me anyway, with a much clearer way to think about the soap bubble layer To begin, if you''re not reading/following Eugene Eric Kim, you should. Really. On Twitter he is @eekim and you can find his blog here: [link]. Now a couple weeks ago, Eugene wrote a post called " THE KEY TO EFFECTIVE LEARNING? They need those markers. . So let''s look larger though.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] Technology Projections for 2014: The Crystal Ball for the Year Ahead
    Technical providers in the HR/talent space have one thing in common: they never stand still. Increasingly, solution providers are developing for mobile first. One could predict that providers of HRIS software and its underlying platforms will also be forthcoming with documented means for easing third party and customer integration of the talent-related applications – better tying together on-premise, on-premise-to-Cloud, and Cloud-to-Cloud applications. What might you expect in the year ahead? The likely result? Better application integration. Remember silos?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Providers] Human Resources, Learning, and Leadership: Our Ten Predictions for 2014
    This means you, as an employer, need to provide internal talent mobility and career growth in your own organization. 2014 will be an exciting and challenging year for HR, learning, and talent professionals. Download our 66 page Predictions Report here.). Global economic growth will create a new level of competition for people. HR organizations will shift their focus from cost reduction to retention and engagement. Technology will continue to make the world a smaller place, forcing companies to improve their employment brand in every possible way. Data will become a new currency.
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