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    [Providers] Considerations for Going Mobile
    BYOD (bring your own device) is when the company does not provide devices for the learner to use. Each person must provide/bring their own device. that you might be able to limit on a company-provided device. Thank you to Steve Schuller, CPLP, from JCPenny for a great session on mobile learning challenges and for providing the inspiration for several of these points. I had the pleasure of spending the last several days at Elliott Masie’s Learning 2013. Elliott Masie shoots to make it unlike any other conference in the Training & Development world, and I love it.
    [Providers] Lessons from Spam
    Providing platforms for employees to share their experiences with the initiative leverages their knowledge. Some interesting email spam recently landed in my inbox.well, interesting for someone involved in change management. The email had dramatic pictures of bald eagles, and its message was about what eagles can teach us about change. It claimed that a bald eagle can live to be 70 years old—a bit over twice its average life span—by going through a “rebirth.” This rebirth involves dire, difficult, and distressing physical actions—any single one of which would likely kill the bird.
    [Providers] Goals Accountability and Social Support for Big Impact
    It’s one thing when you provide a blank space to write your goals when you are in a classroom and there’s a teacher who can help you. Walk them through the process Focus the question Provide prompts or ideas that can spark specific goals Show lots of examples both of goals and of plans to attach the goals Give them criteria to evaluate the goal and plan – have them rework needed items In my post Data Driven , we describe a use of this approach that helped retail store managers improve customer satisfaction. It can provide them some strategies. all make sense.
    [Providers] How to Download YouTube Videos
    To get it in Flash Video Format / FLV - you can use the little tool provided by TechCrunch. I needed to figure out how to download YouTube videos for an upcoming conference presentation where I wasn't confident that I would be able to have a good enough connection to play the video. KeepVid offered both (save as FLV and save as MP4) and a nice bookmarklet as well. I've not tried it, but it appears to work for Google Video, MySpace video and more. Both of these options give you a very nice MP4 file that works great for my presentation. But I've had more issues with getting it to work.
  • TONY KARRER  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2007
    [Providers] Conference Networking Tools - Do They Work?
    In case you've not seen introNetworks before, they provide tools that allow membership groups to network with each other based on common interests. I just saw a post by Mark Oehlert - Good for introNetworks! - in which he points to introNetworks Secures $2.7 Million in Series A Funding. I've both used some of these tools with different membership groups I belong to and I've recently gone through an evaluation process for a customer who does a large trade show. Based on my personal results, I've not found a lot of value in these tools. Or maybe it's me.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2006
    [Providers] Point Solutions vs. Suites and Composition
    LAMS provides rich functionality for designing a "flow” of learning activities, especially where these activities rely on collaboration between students to drive the learning process. The providers I've listed seem to say, we'll provide you all the tools that you can compose into your blend. Can you compose your course out of smaller components composed together, or does your authoring tool provide all the components you need? One of the more interesting back-stories in Blended Learning / eLearning 2.0 is the classic question of point-solutions vs. suites.
    [Providers] The Real HCM Maturity Model
    The knowledge targeting stage of HCM provides HR and training leaders a unique opportunity to connect with business leaders, understand their challenges and deliver tangible value to them. I read an interesting article over on Learning Circuits entitled HCM Maturity Model. Two years ago, I might have simply nodded my head and moved on, but now I think that something very different is happening. As you move up the maturity model you get into bigger and more centralized solutions with the ultimate solution being an all-you-can-eat tool. Oh, did I mention that the author comes from Saba ?
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2006
    [Providers] View of eLearning Development Approaches - Ease vs. Power
    and Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids , I've realized that one of the mental models I use can be roughly summarized by the following picture: where Ease is roughly how easy (cost, time) is it to develop using that approach and Power is the ability of the tool to provide robust, complex learning solutions. Based on some discussions around What is Rapid eLearning? welcome feedback on this mental model.
    [Providers] What openness means for Indian education
    For example, if we do not provide appropriate redressal of grievances that emerge from an analysis of the data, we are not truly open. I believe we have to seriously think about what open-ness means for Indian education. There are many dimensions to being open that extend beyond merely making data available for public accountability and transparency. The thing about being open is that it threatens to disrupt tightly closed systems. In our schools, for example, the dominant mindset seems to be to stifle and restrict the voice of students and parents; and in most cases even teachers.
    [Providers] Blended Learning in India
    The current approach to virtual schooling seems to be to provide technology to broadcast lectures by the expert teacher and leave the local facilitator to do the support job. There are many positives happening in EdTech in India. government led mission called the National Mission on Education using ICT (NMEICT) has created massive amounts of content for engineering, arts and humanities, social sciences and natural science. The school sector is running alongside nicely with initiatives to build content (NROER, K-OER) and delivery systems (Virtual Open School, NIOS).
    [Providers] LAK11: Semantic Web and Learning Analytics
    Nearly every LMS platform provides some kind of reporting, but some systems are really advanced. Traditional BI has permeated the education function, at least in terms of the available platforms. For example, SABA’s BI (I think they use Business Objects) & SABA Social or  Mzinga Omnisocial Platform analytics or Valdis Krebs’ work at orgnet or the work being done at Radian6, don’t leave much to imagination. have also come across Knowledge Advisors and their Metrics That Matter  line of products for talent & performance and learning. Filed under: 3.0 Tagged: lak11. lak11
    [Providers] Why I left Linkedin
    However, I could see myself returning to LinkedIn again – provided that they innovate and introduce a new learning and development platform where you could learn skills from the website itself. A couple of months back I made the decision to delete my LinkedIn profile, a decision greeted with incredulity from all quarters. The most memorable criticism came from my friend Tom when we were in the pub. You idiot!” he gasped, before exclaiming “ IT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE! ”. But a user can also choose to reclaim that data should they wish to, and people are getting wiser to that fact.
    [Providers] Why I left Linkedin
    However, I could see myself returning to LinkedIn again – provided that they innovate and introduce a new learning and development platform where you could learn skills from the website itself. A couple of months back I made the decision to delete my LinkedIn profile, a decision greeted with incredulity from all quarters. The most memorable criticism came from my friend Tom when we were in the pub. You idiot!” he gasped, before exclaiming “ IT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE! ”. But a user can also choose to reclaim that data should they wish to, and people are getting wiser to that fact.
    [Providers] Discovery Methodology for a Learning Continuum
    The purpose of this document is to provide a guide for accomplishing discovery that defines attributes of a learning environment, in particular, the work context – when and where learning moments of need are manifest. It is essential that these attributes are identified in early planning stages in any project where learning assets are created to ensure design decisions are not negatively impacted by variables within the learner’s work environment.
    [Providers] The Talent Management Systems Market Surges Ahead
    " The original concepts of talent management software (pioneered by a company called Authoria, now part of PeopleFluent) were to provide an integrated software system to manage all the things HR has to do (recruiting, performance management development planning, etc.). Lots of analysts speculate that this market will become dominated by the ERP providers. firmly believe this market is far too big and moving far too fast for the ERP providers to dominate. The market for corporate talent management software continues to surge forward. Vendor Landscape. Not true. Not yet.
    [Providers] The Talent Management Systems Market Surges Ahead
    " The original concepts of talent management software (pioneered by a company called Authoria, now part of PeopleFluent) were to provide an integrated software system to manage all the things HR has to do (recruiting, performance management development planning, etc.). Lots of analysts speculate that this market will become dominated by the ERP providers. firmly believe this market is far too big and moving far too fast for the ERP providers to dominate. The market for corporate talent management software continues to surge forward. Vendor Landscape. Not true. Not yet.
    [Providers] Bersin & Associates becomes Bersin by Deloitte
    Our strategic services team will continue to provide strategy, technology selection and procurement, and benchmarking services. We will continue to serve as a leading industry analyst, studying the providers of HR and talent management technology, tools, services, and data – and sharing our insights with our members. Our research team will continue to provide our well-known High-Impact® industry studies, including our reports on the LMS market, Talent Management Systems market, HRMS market, and Talent Acquisition market. What will remain the same.
    [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.
    [Providers] Mzinga Releases OmniSocial 2.0 by Bill Brandon
    Social software provider Mzinga has released OmniSocial 2.0, the latest update to its enterprise-class. OmniSocial now provides support for onboarding, communication and collaboration, learning and development, performance and career development, innovation, and recruitment and. social software. retention.
    [Providers] Waiting for Mikey
    One of the requirements for go-live in our organization is the ability to use our enterprise system to generate user IDs and provide invisible sign-on from within our Intranet. I just spent the day watching 2 departments argue over who is supposed to help us on the LMS implementation. To do this, someone needs to write a query to pull that information from our enterprise system and port that information into our new LMS. Right now, this is the only thing stopping us from moving forward. The Enterprise group - Writing queries to port to web sites ain't our job. isn't an option.
    [Providers] Women are Flora, Men are Fauna
    Exploiting a well-known distinction and applying it – with no reservations – to the gender split, this new book provides guidance for men and women looking for an easy answer to a complex question.  Men will play with the kids then leave them alone, while women will provide a persistent presence and awareness, continually nurturing.  This provides the keys to understanding behavior.  To succeed with women, you need to nurture them, take your time and letting them slowly bask in your attention.  This guide will provide a basis for real decisions!
    [Providers] Ten Common Misconceptions About User Experience Design
    Inverting this to purpose content and technology to provide an experience is a better way to look at it. User Experience Design is not just about technology – In eLearning, both content and technology is used to provide the learning experience. User experience design involves balancing all aspects required to provide a quality learning experience. I’ve been continuing my research into user experience and interaction design. stumbled on this really great presentation on SlideShare by Whitney Hess – 10 Most Common Misconceptions about User Experience Design.
    [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].
    [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].
    [Providers] How to Navigate Social Media (and Avoid Information Overload)
    They’ll provide connections, resources, and perspective that you might not get elsewhere. There’s a lot of conversation about social media. And for good reason. The tools let you connect with peers who share common interests. It’s also a great way to build a personal learning network. For example, if you build rapid elearning courses with Articulate products there are all sorts of resources available to you: Articulate’s Facebook page keeps you up-to-date on news and information. Connect with us via Twitter. Check out this recent thread. The Value of Community. Filtering the Noise.
    [Providers] Guidelines on writing a paper: my synopsis
    They provide the scientific background that justifies the research you have undertaken and the methods you have used. They provide the context in which your research should be interpreted. From San Francisco Edit: [link] ) Begin the Introduction by providing a concise background account of the problem studied. Provide a concise discussion of the results and findings of other studies so the reader understands the big picture. The sequencing of providing this information is important; first state the answer, then the relevant results, then cite the work of others.
    [Providers] guidelines on writing a paper: my synopsis
    They provide the scientific background that justifies the research you have undertaken and the methods you have used. They provide the context in which your research should be interpreted. From San Francisco Edit: [link] ) Begin the Introduction by providing a concise background account of the problem studied. Provide a concise discussion of the results and findings of other studies so the reader understands the big picture. The sequencing of providing this information is important; first state the answer, then the relevant results, then cite the work of others.
    [Providers] Mobile Mania and the Business Impact
    While both speakers were excellent, Robin highlighted a trend that really struck a chord with me: Technology providers are primarily targeting the consumer market, not the enterprise market. I attended an informative presentation today called Mobile Mania and the Business Impact presented by Robin Simpson , Research Director at Gartner , and Matt Brennan, Enterprise BDM for Emerging Technologies at Apple. Even when the enterprise market is targeted, it appears to be a secondary, subsequent concern. Take Apple for example. So what does it mean for the corporate sector?
    [Providers] What Web 2.0 will do for you
    To make best use of their time they will need to become more skilled at metalearning i.e. being more aware of how they learn best and choosing the appopriate learning approach. 3. L&D’s role will be more to facilitate the process of self-managed learning rather than being the monopolistic provider of training courses. 4. Last week at the Trainers & Developers Network , I led a series of activities and discussions about Web 2.0 and its impact on learning. fascinating day. What did we conclude that you could expect to see over the next few years? 1.
    [Providers] Managing for strengths at TDN
    Nicky has worked on assignments with clients in America, Argentina, Canada, Nigeria and Venezuela, providing her with a strong understanding of global L&D issues and cultural differences. On Friday 5th December you can take a breather from the general negativity that is surrounding us as the economic outlook continues to deteriorate. Whilst on a macro level the picture is gloomy, there’s no reason on the micro level why you and your organisation can’t thrive if managed effectively. Find out how at the Trainers & Developers Network. accountancy e-learning training
    [Providers] Recognising strengths
    Hence we diligently asked participants in their introductions to include what their biggest work challenge was, with the intention that we might flex the course or provide coaching to address this. I am convinced that many of the stated challenges were not the real challenges as it was simply too early in the course for most participants to feel comfortable divulging something that exposing. “If I knew then what I know now”, cheesy 80s lyrics courtesy of George Benson, but also the thought that was screaming across my head at the recent TDN event on Positive Psychology.
    [Providers] 21st century Learning Management Systems
    Whilst you have to hope that there will be scope to cover both needs, in the short term it looks like there will be a power struggle where LMSs are the battlefield…do the users have the real power? (an internet paradigm), or do the budget holders have the real power? (an unwritten rule of business).  It will be interesting to see how the enterprise level LMS players manage to respond to both needs compared to the more nimble mid tier LMS providers. An interesting day at the eLearning Network on 25 Sept where the focus was Learning Management Systems. learning training
    [Providers] Pitfalls in mobile learning #1: Intimacy
    As new technologies emerge and then go mainstream, this provides L&D practitioners with new channels through which to connect with learners and enable them to improve performance. However on the way, some organisations will get in badly wrong. Step forward Havering Sixth Form College in Hornchurch. This Essex sixth form college has made into the papers for sending its A-level students “top revision tips” text messages. Click here for the full article. sympathise with the logic of the headmaster who wanted to encourage revision. Clean answers on a postcard please…. legal training
    [Providers] cooperation, measurement, security and more
    And as in many other areas, the Scandinavian countries provide the most attractive example. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds. hrheingold : “Don’t refuse to believe; refuse to start out believing.” ” #crapdetection. nielspflaeging : “Any tool involving points and badges is superfluous, even systematically destructive in an organizational context.” ” @kjeannette : What is a Community of Practice? lessons: 1) Narrow down the domain and purpose (i.e. Source: [link].
    [Providers] An Inventive Way To Bring Familes Closer
    After checking this out, this is a great service for parents, kids, and children's book authors everywhere.Parent company Ripple provides a wonderful demonstration of their service once you fill out their information form. Normally I tackle adult-oriented education and performance improvement on this blog. Not so this time: A friend of mine told me about Ripple Reader. The gist is essentially.
    [Providers] Two for Tuesday: Mobile Benchmark and Data Visualization
    This aligns nicely with best practices related to mobile learning — tablets should be targeted for more formal experiences and smartphones for more transactional experiences. 2) The Art of Data Visualization is a short video that provides an overview of… well… the art of data visualization. 1) This Adobe publication outlines the current state of mobile. The most surprising bit: “In just three years, tablets have overtaken smartphones in the amount of traffic they drive.” In particular, the Genealogy of Pop/Rock Music is an infographic I hadn’t seen.
    [Providers] Two for Tuesday: Nav Tours and Chunking
    Second, think about how they do this in games and mobile apps — they provide in-app tutorials. 1) Here’s a feature that all learners skip, all designers dislike, and all project stakeholders insist on: the nav tour. We spend 30-60 seconds saying, “Here’s the help button… here’s the resources button… here’s the menu… etc.” ” First, let’s stop doing that. When you first launch an app, you don’t get a prolonged tour of the interface — you start using the app. Click this button.”
  • TAYLORING IT  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
    [Providers] #ContentStrategy #MOOC – Project Assignment
    great deal of background narrative was provided including their business plan, values, the CEOs vision and positioning statement. Moneyger will even provide you with hints and tips to help you meet those goals. By providing our audience with a modern way of being able to track their financial activities and allowing them to set themselves savings goals and targets, the Moneyger tool is helping them to deal with a very personal challenge – their finances. If Over the past few months, Ive been undertaking a MOOC on the subject of Content Strategy. YouTube channel. 2.
    [Providers] Why not just focus on the project?
    Always Provide Updates. I came across an article recently on Get Buttoned Up which is a blog about learning to “live an organized life not a life of organization.” It is worth a sub to your Google Reader if you are interested in keeping organized. Perhaps their recent posting How do I deal with a Micro-Manager? may be helpful to you if you deal with a “controlling” client or SME…. It starts off with a piece of advice that I love because tells us to focus on what we can control , which is essentially—ourselves. You cannot “fix” a micromanager or force them to change. Then who suffers?
    [Providers] To MOOC Or Not To MOOC? That is the question for the learner…
    In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets , MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). I responded to a recent question on Quora this morning, If a MOOC is offered in both scheduled and self-paced versions, how should students choose between them? What’s the tradeoff for setting aside a dedicated schedule to keep pace with a scheduled MOOC? see  [link] ). It is my opinion that students should choose based on their expectation of learning.
    [Providers] Speaking a CSTD Conference
    Role of Games and Simulations in Learning –where I will provide insights into the research that impacts games and simulations. This will be an interactive session…I’ll ask attendees what they think and then provide the research to see if their opinions were correct or if they need adjustment. This week I am visiting Canada to speak at the Canadian Society of Training and Development (CSTD) Conference. I am doing two sessions and a book signing: 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm. 11:45 am – 1:00 pm. Virtual Immersive Environments. Learning Outcomes: 1.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010
    [Providers] Reflective Learning in Virtual Worlds
    Is the Debrief Provided in a Written Format? Debriefing after experiential learning is a great way to make the learning "stick" and, if possible, take the time to teach learners how to conduct their own debriefing after any life learning experience and you will be providing them with an invaluable tool in their job as a life long learner. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. A critical element in virtual world learning is the opportunity for the learner to reflect upon his or her experience.
    [Providers] Selling to Techies and Visionaries
    When selling to visionaries, let them know that it provides an advantage to themselves and their organization. Show them how the the new learning technology will provide a competitive advantage over others. This posting relates to my posting Technology Adoption Continuum: Types of Adopters. Read that posting first or this one may not make sense. The techies and the visionaries are early adopters of new technologies (like virtual worlds) within organizations. Stress the newness of the technology and the innovative uses of the new learning technology.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2009
    [Providers] Survey Says.
    Your participation will help the field and provide some much needed update to the original article. I am teaming with Robyn A. When the article is published we will be certain to provide the link here and at other places! One article that I wrote seems to get more attention than any other, it is called How Long Does it Take? Estimation Methods for Developing E-Learning and while the formulas and ideas in the article are up-to-date (written in 2003), one section really needs to be updated. That is the section on Industry Standards. Here is a link to the survey.
    [Providers] Adopting Social Media in Your Organization? A Few Considerations
    Providing up-front assistance and training is essential for the majority of employees to adopt. Start with “seeded” wikis which provide basic information onto which others can being to add links, images and other contributes. Here are few things to consider if you want to help your organization adopt social media tools for learning. Cultural influences in terms of sharing and open information is more important than the technology. An atmosphere of sharing is required for Social Media to be adopted. small group will adopt irregardless of training. Prepare to scale quickly. Web 2.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2007
    [Providers] Contrasting Different Learning Expectations
    Content is provided in a formal context with introductions, carefully parsed lessons and all encompassing summaries. Many e-learning courses are as long as four hours, require the learner to progress screen-by-screen and provide little interactivity. If, while playing a video game, the player waits for instructions or information, he or she will fail. Decisive action must be taken immediately. The gamer generation has learned this and expects speed in answers and learning. They seek rather than wait for information. Books are divided into sections, chapters and sub-chapters.
    [Providers] Blog Book Tour: Week Two Happenings
    Day Six: 09/17/07 - Enspire Learning's Corporate Blog This entry was great because it provided an opportunity to play a simulation. He provided over 18 pages of comments that really fueled alot of the ideas and insights into the book. If you haven't seen the postings on the blog book tour for this week, you need to check them out. hope you took advantage of that offer. Day Seven: 09/18/07 -Mark Oehlert's e-clippings(Learning as Art). Mark's stop was week 2, stop 2 a high pressure stop. Mark gave some insights into his review of the book before it was even published. Thanks Mark.
    [Providers] Fall Reading List
    If you want learning related books, check out: From Analysis to Evaluation provides some great tools and ready-made worksheets. The E-Learning Handbook provides a comprehensive look at the e-learning industry, past, present and tips for the future. Here are some books that I think would be good to read in front of a fireplace on those cool fall days. The Starfish book talks about the value of decentralized organizations and how they grow and can prosper where centralized organizations have trouble. love the balance of the book. Good to have in your library.
    [Providers] Study: 82 Percent of Employees Stay Connected to the Office on Vacation
    However, a new survey from virtual meeting provider PGi found that 42 percent of U.S. More workers are checking in on work while on vacation, a new survey shows, with almost half reporting to do so multiple times per day. Atlanta — Aug. 26 As Labor Day weekend approaches, many workers are preparing to get a final taste of summer with trips to the beach with family and friends. employees choose to check in with the office once a day while on vacation and 40 percent report checking in multiple times a day. The findings illustrate a growing trend within the U.S.
    [Providers] What Jobs Are Hardest to Fill?
    CareerBuilder paired the list of occupations with job growth data provided by Economic Modeling Specialists (EMSI) to showcase the number of positions that were added post-recession. More than a third of hiring managers report having positions that have remained open for 12 weeks or longer, according to new research. Chicago — July 18 More than a third of hiring managers report having positions that have remained open for 12 weeks or longer, according to new research by CareerBuilder. percent growth Nurse 135,325 new jobs 5 percent growth Truck Driver 113,517 new jobs 6.7
    [Providers] Harvard Business Publishing Unveils HBR Channel
    13 Harvard Business Publishing announced it is offering a new approach to leadership development with hundreds of “short bite” videos on tackling business challenges, in an effort to provide substantive learning for time-pressed managers. The short HBR Channel videos feature thought leaders, consultants and executives sharing ideas, personal stories, tips, best practices and lessons on a number of business topics. Boston — Nov. Source: Harvard Business Publishing
    [Providers] Micro-Mobile Learning Using iPod Touch - Sun Mobile Learning
    Imagine what you can do providing learning through on-the-need basis. How much does it cost to purchase an iPod Touch? See the YouTube video. Amazing! The technology is phenomenal. The challenge is how to prepare presentations that are succinct, 3 minutes or less in length. Ray Jimenez, PhD "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning"
    [Providers] Do you answer email? Student academic question in online courses
    When I get an academic question from a student via email, I answer the question and then I strongly encourage that the student communicate the question and the answer to the class in the discussion forum (for everyone''s benefit) I also include in the email reply that in the future, academic questions should go into the discussion forum because peers may be able to provide feedback quicker than I can as the instructor, and that open discussion of these issues can benefit many students. Well, don''t despair. If students send you academic questions via email then you have an opportunity!
    [Providers] eLearning – do we know what the heck we are doing? Are we in a rut?
    Many provide the all too familiar complaints such as “ it’s too hard ”, “ I hate group work ”, etc. Trent Batson, executive director of The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning , has just published a thought provoking article in Campus Technology (dated 19 Jan 2011). As a practitioner in the field of eLearning I read Trent’s article with great interest. Many of the points he touched upon really rang true to me. For example, he writes: “ The shift in education is away from learning autonomously to learning collaboratively.” Why do I do this?
    [Providers] Web 2.0 can knock your socks off!
    Using the photos you provide, it will make a 30 second professional looking slideshow (with fancy transitions) and a soundtrack. I participated in a great online talk yesterday by James Falkofske, Director of Online Learning, St. Cloud Technical College ( here's a link to James' blog ). His talk was titled: Easy Steps for Expanding Desire2Learn with Web 2.0 Tools. In general, I love talks like this. There is always some little gold nugget that I can take away and use. Well, in this particular talk, I took away two: A web application index that catalogs all kinds of examples of Web 2.0
    [Providers] Audio Feedback on Student Assignments in Online Courses
    Phil and his colleagues investigated the use of the audio commenting tool in Adobe Acrobat Pro to provide audio feedback on student assignments in an online course. I attended the inaugural Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) annual conference earlier this month in Banff, Alberta (this was formerly the Canadian Association of Distance Education conference). It was both a spectacular location and a spectacular conference. On the end-of course survey, the results remained impressive. Feelings of increase involvement (56% of students). Content retention (44% of students).
    [Providers] Upside Learning to Showcase FRED at Learning Solutions 2014 by News Editor
    Upside Learning, a provider of learning technology solutions, announces they will be exhibiting and presenting at the Learning Solutions 2014 Conference and Expo. Additionally, they will showcase FRED, their innovative Framework for Responsive eLearning Design, at the conference. Emerging Topics Learning Systems Mobile Learning Training Strategies
    [Providers] The Learning Design Behind Knowledge Guru Games
    In this way, the game is providing feedback to players for the performance. The game provides an explanation of the mistake. Many of our customers are first drawn to Knowledge Guru because they are looking for a serious game. They want their training to be more game-like and fun for learners. But as much as we are believers in the power of games to improve learning outcomes, the fact that Knowledge Guru is  a game is not as important to the learning value as the learning principles we built into the game’s design. Here’s a brief overview: Repetition. Spaced learning.
    [Providers] How to Design a Knowledge Guru Game in 5 Steps
    However, creating a design document can make your use of the wizard easier – and provide your project team members an easy way to review the overall game design. Instead you communicate this URL address to your review team and provide them with a spreadsheet of the questions in the game so they can make comments or suggest any revisions. The Knowledge Guru® Game Creation Wizard is a fast, easy-to-use tool you can use to create learning games. You can design a Knowledge Guru game from start to finish by following the five step process outlined below. The Step 5: Finalize Your Game.
  • EI DESIGN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016
    [Providers] Free eBook: ROI On Training – How Can You Measure It And Maximise It
    This free eBook, ROI On Training – How Can You Measure It And Maximise It provides practical help in this regard. While there are a few mechanisms in place to do so, this eBook provides information on measuring and maximizing ROI on training, which are not just useful, but are easy to apply. The eBook ROI On Training – How Can You Measure It And Maximise It provides answers to the following questions: What is ROI (of online training)? However, ROI is difficult to measure and maximize. How To Determine ROI On Training And How Can It Be Maximized? About The eBook.
    [Providers] Iron Mountain Sentinels: Certified Peer Coaches
    They received feedback from some of the coaches saying their immediate supervisors weren’t providing them adequate time to perform both their coaching duties and their regular responsibilities. “By adding this step, we were able to better prepare the supervisors for the support they needed to provide the coaches when they returned from class,” Henry said. “We’re in this for the long haul and committed to providing the highest levels of service for our customers,” Tomovcsik said. Iron Mountain Inc. is growing fast. million.
    [Providers] How Learning Management Systems Increase ROI of L&D Programs
    The answer, provided in 2014 by Forbes contributor Josh Bersin , is simple: the recession caused skills gaps, and company leaders are trying to “train” their employees out of this predicament. An LMS, though not a cure-all for a company lacking a useful learning strategy, provides the tools needed to equip workers with readily available, valuable internal learning resources. It’s never been more important than it is at this moment for companies to have learning strategies in place. Without a learning strategy, a company is set up for failure. So what’s the problem?
  • PRACT.US  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Providers] Book Review: “Be Bad First – Get Good at Things Fast to Stay Ready for the Future”
    She provides two techniques for building your aspiration to learn: Imagining the personal benefits. Anderson provides several exercises in the book and accompanying materials on the website, all designed to help you learn to learn. Today’s competitive advantage? Knowing how to learn. Remember when you started learning how to play an instrument, play a sport or even do your first real job? Remember how you couldn’t get your body to do anything right, how your brain went into black-out mode, and you temporarily lost the ability to use language? Good times. Learn more.
    [Providers] Creating Quizzes that Support Learning
    ELearning provides an excellent platform for encouraging learners to engage in active recall. Recommended: Provide feedback. However, when you provide feedback that includes the correct answer, you are making sure that they can study the correct answer. It takes a lot of work to convince learners that rereading their notes is an inefficient way of studying. As an educator, I have talked with students who are confused after they spend hours studying and still didn’t perform well on the test. So what is the problem with rereading? You are a passive participant. 2011).
    [Providers] #iel12 Thursday Morning Keynote
    Silicon Valley - looking out for own interests - Sustainably + To extent that for-profit will be providing "some of the components in the stack" + Business models need to support development + This is dicey + Higher Ed - clearer than K12. "These are the days of miracles and wonders" - Paul Simon DAU Status- Chris Hardy - 2011: Learning assets become part of the fabric of how the workforce does its job. Faculty update courses themselves. Should we be higher? We won't be able to make up the gaps otherwise. What might info tech be able to do? We can just sit kids in front of this!" iel12
  • OPENSESAME  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Providers] Course of the Week Highlight: Get Certified!
    This course provides both new and experienced Business Analysts with all the knowledge and tools they need to perform the Business Analyst role; you’ll become competent in the foundation business analysis skills with a comprehensive understanding of the role of the Business Analyst in both traditional Waterfall and Agile based projects. Both job seekers and those looking to move up in their current roles can benefit from certification in their field. Did you know OpenSesame offers certification courses in many areas? Set your career on the right path through certification.
    [Providers] The Relationship Equation: How Sellers Can Cultivate and Leverage Strategic Relationships
    Equation for Success Let’s go back to the example of my company’s recent win, because how I created mutual success was through social capital and this framework: It comes down to putting twice the effort into providing value (creating and sustaining) in building relationships; when that is in place, it allows for leveraging a relationship for a specific need. From there I invited her to a leadership forum I had founded, which provided her further resources and benefits. Finally, the time arrived when they were ready to choose a solution provider for a key initiative.
    [Providers] Building internal e-learning skill
    So, you’ve got approval to implement a LMS and provide e-learning courses to the business. Congratulations! What needs to be thought about to build internal e-learning skill? 1. Learning course develpment is multidisciplinary. It requires skill in e-learning instructional design, visual design, e-learning authoring, LMS testing and admininstration and project management. Rarely does a single [.]. Changing practice Development E-Learning development
    [Providers] Free e-learning tutorials on iTunes and YouTube
    The podcasts provide learning practitioners with practical tips on a range of e-learning strategies and technologies for organisational learning. The E-Learning Academy team releases free introductory e-learning tutorials through iTunes, YouTube and the E-Learning Academy blog. New podcasts are released every 3-4 weeks. There are four easy ways to locate this e-learning tutorial series: 1. Go direct to [.]. Announcement E-Learning Tutorial Podcast Video About Academy
    [Providers] The value of explanation videos
    Providing short explanations in video format on your organisation’s intranet or media platform can be a very powerful learning strategy for your organisation, in [.]. Common Craft and other members of the Explainer Network do a wonderful job creating short videos to explain concepts and processes. See Borrowing Money in Plain English as an example of a high production video (animation can be expensive). Design E-Learning design Workplace Learning
    [Providers] Comparison of E-Learning Authoring Tools and Available Training
    Something we want from e-learning providers is a relationship – someone who understands uor business, our needs and strives to value-add. Richard from Openlearn informed me about a recently published comparison of authoring tools, which I am sharing with you now. Thanks Thanks Richard.   E-Learning Uncovered is an organisation whose business focus is to support people to develop skills in e-learning [.]. Authoring tools Development
    [Providers] Free E-Learning Tutorial 16: Corporate Workplace Virtual Learning Environment
    Episode 16 e-learning tutorial provides an overview of my doctoral research. In my ‘spare time’ I’m a Doctor or Education candidate at the University of Technology, Sydney. My thesis title is: Examination of virtual learning environments within a corporate context: Design and practice implications. It’s about our experience introducing four asynchronous spaces in a consulting [.]. Changing practice Podcast Research - Corporate VLE Social media Video
  • HAPYAK  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Providers] HapYak At PyCon
    At HapYak we are firm believers in engaging with and helping to support the communities that provide us with the means to build our product. To this end I was sent to PyCon 2015 in Montréal which is the largest annual developer conference for the Python programming language, which we use for all of our server side development. enjoyed the trip and came back with a lot of great ideas gained from conversations and presentations that I experienced during the conference. After returning home, I wrote a blog post summarizing my experiences which you can read here.
    [Providers] tts Sponsors Performance Support Symposium in Austin, Texas USA by News Editor
    tts, a full service provider for talent management and corporate learning, is a Silver Sponsor at the Performance Support. Symposium, June 10 – 12, 2015. Emerging Topics Getting Started Performance Support Training Strategies
    [Providers] ADP Launches Health Care Reform Website for Employers
    The new section of ADP’s website aims to provide information to employers related to health care reform through webinars and other online learning tools. — May 6 ADP, a provider of global human capital management services, has announced the launch of its new Health Care Reform section on Roseland, N.J. The section is designed to help employers more effectively plan for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As a result, human resources and benefits professionals are seeking insight and expertise to help them meet the current and future needs of their organization.
    [Providers] Sayonara, industrial age
    In this article, the authors provide a roadmap for the daunting task of shaping strategy as technology-driven infrastructures constantly change. This article from the October issue of Harvard Business Review has fueled my thinking about the profound changes going on in the world economy. Authored by John Seely Brown, Lang Davison, and John Hagel, Shaping Strategy in a World of Constant Disruption gives evidence of the industrial age giving way to the network era. It means attracting thousands of participants, galvanizing their efforts, and retaining their commitment for the long haul.
    [Providers] Future of Talent
    Corporations won’t be telling people what to do; they’ll be configuring themselves to provide what talented people want. Future of Talent is a community of talent executives from major corporations who meet once a year to explore emerging issues in talent management, staffing, recruiting, employee development, retention and leadership development. Following Sunday night’s session, a dramatic scene unfolded two blocks down the street. Angel Island was in flames! To help us to explore the metaphor viscerally, I led the group on a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • JAY CROSS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008
    [Providers] Lessons of history
    Let me count the ways. #1 You must provide a credit card number even though you’re welcome to drop out before charges begin. Why do I hate RealNetworks? They’re hoping you’ll forget… #2 You can sign up online but you can’t sign out online. Sign up 24/7; sign off working hours only. Reminds me of AOL. #3 Real claims to do this to improve their service. What bullshit. #4 If the past is any guide, I’ll be discovering weird stuff Real left behind weeks after I’ve tried to eradicate it. And again. And Firefox began crashing. deleted Real.
  • G-CUBE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
    [Providers] m-Learning Evolution – From Native to Web Apps
    But for everything else, such as delivering content, getting assessments conducted, or providing simple productivity tools, we will see more and more of web apps built using HTML5 because they would be able to deliver the same experience to the end user as the native apps. As we work more in mobile learning and content delivery space, my belief is strengthening that instead of current model of writing native apps, web apps are going to become favorite medium to deliver m-learning for mobile devices. Here are my reasons -. Powered By DT Author Box. UI Design Tips for Touch Screen Apps.
    [Providers] Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008
    November 20, 2008 from 12pm to 1pm – Online Alvaro will summarize the key research behind cognitive and emotional training and provide a landscape of key trends and players. I will be attending the free, online conference, Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 , at next week, November 17-21, 2008.  The event is moderated by Jay Cross , George Siemens , and Tony Karrer. “Join us to explore new developments, track emerging opportunities, and network with learning pioneers.&#. There are already 275 members, and you could be next.  November 17 Monday. TogetherLearn.
    [Providers] Online Events vs. Face-to-Face Events
    Synchronous events provide live, real-time interaction.  This post was spurred by Tony Karrer’s comparison of Online Conferences and In-Person Conferences. Obviously, there are pros and cons to both types of events.  However, in my opinion, online events are heavy in pros, and F2F (face-to-face) are heavy in cons. Courtesy of Seven Springs. Online events are often free or, at the very least, are far less expensive.  They may be synchronous (everyone participating at the same time) or asynchronous (everyone partcipating at different times).  Stop by.). They can be very expensive. 
  • GEENIO  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015
    [Providers] Getting To Know ADDIE: Part 5 – Evaluation
    Carrying out evaluation following the Kirkpatrick model is time-consuming and not always cheap, but it provides valuable insight into whether it is worthwhile to continue a training program and whether it will deliver the expected results and earn back the money spent on it, so that you can make the correct choice. Wow, we’ve come a long way! We started our journey by studying the target audience, formulating the learning goals, and performing technical analysis. We then proceeded to choosing the format of the course and developing the educational strategy. Small Group Evaluation.
    [Providers] Instructional Design by Example
    The plan is to provide a centralized location for examples of e-learning courses and details about the instructional design process used in creating them. I launched a new blog this week for showcasing e-learning examples. also hope to share specifics about the logistics of the courses. Anyone is welcome to submit an example using the submission form.
    [Providers] Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
    Clive is a Director of Onlignment Ltd, which provides expertise in all aspects of online communication. Great blends are ‘end to end’ – they prepare the learner, they provide opportunities for application, and they follow-up with resources. ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Learning Technologist, Director – Onlignment Ltd. & Fastrak Consulting Ltd.): Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He established his interest in interactive media as Director, Training and Creative Services for American Express in EMEA. THE INTERVIEW: 1. How exciting is the scenario? Mobile is a given.
    [Providers] Survey: Retirement Outlook Improving
    The following are the top reasons workers delay retirement: • I can''t afford to retire financially: 79 percent • I need the health insurance/benefits: 61 percent • I enjoy my job: 49 percent • I enjoy where I work: 46 percent • I fear retirement may be boring: 27 percent The survey provided good news for workers looking for a new job at the end of their career. About 58 percent of workers age 60 or older say they are currently putting off retirement, according to a new survey, down from 61 percent in 2013 and a peak of 66 percent in 2010. Chicago — Feb.
    [Providers] Working Out the Kinks: Companies Experiment With Mobile
    This is especially true if content is provided via mobile apps, said Robert Gadd, co-founder and president of OnPoint Digital Inc., an e-learning and m-learning platform company in Savannah, Ga. Most clients of Skillsoft Corp., a Nashua, N.H., e-learning company, are still experimenting with mobile learning, according to Tim Hildreth, the firm’s vice president of product management. But as demand increases, Skillsoft will either release mobile-friendly content or retrofit existing products that make sense on mobile. Kevin Cavanaugh, vice president of IBM Corp.’s
    [Providers] What’s Ahead: Can Measurement Be Standardized?
    Vance said the goal for all statements is to provide learning executives with more guidance on metrics reporting. Still, questions remain on how a learning leader should report evaluation metrics to senior leaders. The first takeaway, according to Laurie Bassi, CEO of HR analytics firm McBassi & Co., starts with the mindset: Don’t approach reporting to prove the function’s worth. This is why so many ROI studies are not taken seriously — their motivation is wrong. Instead, focus on business outcomes and outline how learning has aligned to improve them, Bassi said.
    [Providers] IBM Launches New Skills Programs
    In addition to cyber security, IBM now provides software licenses and how-to training materials in three new areas: Big data and analytics : Now professors can bring big data software directly into the classroom with access to a variety of IBM big data offerings. The new resources will aim to help reduce a critical technology skills gap outlined in IBM's 2012 Tech Trends Report released Wednesday. Armonk, N.Y. — Dec. 5 IBM has announced an array of programs and resources to help students and IT professionals develop new technology skills and prepare for jobs of the future.
    [Providers] Social Learning: Top Down Versus Bottom Up
    — to provide commentary in the form of insights, pose questions, link to comments and share them with others in the organization,” Ambrose said. Companies look at pricing, product features and ease of use when determining the L&D technology that is right for them. There are two broad categories of learning technologies emerging: top down and bottom up, according to John Ambrose, senior vice president of strategy, corporate development and emerging business at Skillsoft, an e-learning and performance support company. Skillsoft went this route with its inGenius social product.
    [Providers] Good Thoughts from #lrnchat on Being a Department of One
    While structured as a collaborative discussion on the theory and practice of leading learning, the chat has its own ecology of peers and friends who provide thought-provoking advice, ideas and support. #lrnchat is a weekly Twitter-based discussion among the community of training and elearning professionals. It occurs twice each Thursday, at 11:30-1pm EDT and then again at 8:30-10pm EDT. lrnchat eLearning Solutions Creating eLearning Courses
    [Providers] Compliance Training: Tips for Training
    If your company isn’t providing resources for you, but you are serious about seeking personal and professional growth, here are five tips to help you get started Making professional learning and development a priority requires a commitment of time, staff resources and financial investment. Some companies simply don’t have the resources to spare to ensure that their employees have opportunities to develop new skills and knowledge. More than Compliance Training: Tips for Personal Growth When Your Company Won’t Help.
    [Providers] OpenSesame: eLearning Solutions for Corporations
    You must be able to provide the training they need wherever and whenever they need it. Online learning is crucial for global enterprises and large corporations. Information travels more quickly than ever, meaning your team has to be constantly learning to stay ahead of the competition. They want to develop their skills to work smarter, but you have to give them opportunity. Where can you find solutions that appeal to the diverse, ever-changing needs of your multi-generational team? Enterprise
    [Providers] Learning Resolutions: Design Experiences, Not Content
    That’s all fine provided the few months of work leading up to that conversation has been accomplished. Design experiences, not content. We have all heard or experienced a project request that needs to be designed and developed in a period of about two weeks. All too often it’s not, and we’re forced into producing ‘content’ as opposed to a properly designed experience. Right Learning Resolutions
    [Providers] Update: eLearning 3.0 New Twitter Theme
    Take a look, Follow us and provide feedback. Just a quick update. I’ve integrated this great blog theme into the eLearning 3.0 Twitter page ( click here ). Thanks.
  • PARADISO  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016
    [Providers] A Day in the Life of an LMS
    On the other hand, it provides other multiform services like providing a wait-listing service for classroom events, obtaining learning course approvals electronically, selling courses online , taking payments, providing a range of payment options, processing payments, enrolling users, assign the purchased courses and much more.    So you see, the LMS is a training manager’s best buddy! So, you are the training manager of your company and you think you know what a learning management system is. Well… you may be knowing a part of it (… and we don’t deny that). Way off?
    [Providers] Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank
    He provided very specific instructions and guidance, and provided plenty of support. She set up sample questions with answers to provide context and initial categories for the questions. But how do you provide access without violating the spirit of the group? Becky suggested providing temporary access to those who would not normally have access so they can see how the tool is being used without violating the user’s trust. Looking at Capital City Bank from the outside, I wouldn’t have expected to find a great example of social learning inside. learning.
    [Providers] A “Dear John” Letter to Corporate America
    You may be apt to dismiss me or label me as naive, but I know from my highlighted hair to my peep-toe pumps that good business is all about people  - and if there’s one thing we women are keenly aware of it’s people.  It is our sociability that feeds us and provides us with our amazing ability to relate to one another. What follows is an excerpt of this post, written in the form of  a Dear John letter. Dear Corporate America -. These mistakes are so unforgivable that I may soon be forced to leave you and join the ranks of my bolder, more entrepreneurial sisters. need…. Should they?
    [Providers] Know All about Lectora Inspire 16
    Device Rotation and Current View  – With ‘responsive course design’, you can control the information provided depending on the type of device – Desktops, Tablets, and Smartphones – and the orientation being used. Do you want to cut short the e-learning course development time and be cost-effective? Then Lectora Inspire 16 is the Answer. It comes with a unique set of tools and programming flexibility. Responsive e-learning has made Lectora a favorite of the learning technology community. In this context, let’s check the detailed review of Lectora Inspire 16.
    [Providers] 5 Essential online survival skills by Howard Rheingold
    Rheingold provides the example of an online pregnancy test. I bought the book by Howard Rheingold called Net Smart: how to thrive online. It is a guide to digital literacy. haven't had time to read it yet though but next week is autumn holidays here in the Netherlands so I hope to have some time to read it then. Howard Rheingold is said to be one of the first community managers on the web and seems to be walking his talk, which is why I bought his book. In the meantime I found a video with Howard Rheingold about the 21st century skills. The 5 skills he mentions are: Attention.
  • ECONTENT  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Providers] Libraries, Encyclopedias and DoDo Birds
    Due to the cheaper distribution system provided by the web,  Stanford Online  gave my engineers access to Silicon Valley's finest minds for a fraction of NTU's cost. libraries), and increasingly providing less value to the customer. The coffee houses already have physical locations, and provide wireless access. Later I'll provide examples I created. What is the common thread connecting each of these items? Extinction (past or coming soon). Although physical books are not outlawed in our society, their future is in jeopardy. think about it!
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