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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
    [Providers] Continuous Learning for L&D Professionals
    It provides a great opportunity to network with colleagues, learn about trends, and expand your knowledge base. We’re all doing more with less nowadays, and sometimes we forget to take care of our own professional development. smarter strategy is to weave our professional development into our daily routines as much as possible. Here are some ideas on how to make personal learning a habit. Join Professional Associations. Becoming an active member in a professional organization offers many advantages. Obtain Professional Certification. Attend Conferences. 30-Oct. 2. 23-25.
  • 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  |  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.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Providers] Well worth a Listen
    Not too surprising there was one case where the application of technology was seen as a means to leverage outcomes while at the same time providing opportunities to rationalise resources, as in teachers, mmm. Not quit a predication but the title of a really informative, thought provoking and even controversial short series of broadcasts from BBC4 Radio by Sarah Montague called My teacher is an App that investigate ‘The classroom of the Future’, ‘The University of the Future’ and ending with ‘An Education Revolution?’ now that one was a surprise that I was most certainly not expecting.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Providers] 8 surprising facts about undergrads and ed-tech [Stansbury]
    Excerpt: It’s not every day, after scouring headlines from dozens of news sources, that news—especially education technology news—can surprise a seasoned education writer; but in recent research provided by EDUCAUSE, as well as a spiffy new infographic, many details on how undergraduate students are using ed-tech are fascinating…in that they’re not always as ‘cutting-edge’ as some may think. 8 surprising facts about undergrads and ed-tech — from eCampusNews.com by Meris Stansbury. Infographic from BachelorsDegreeOnline.com.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Providers] Interlude CEO Yoni Bloch to showcase the power of interactive video at the Future of Kids’ TV Summit at MIPTV 2014 [businesswire.com]
    With the potential to create wonderful learning experiences for children, The Summit provides a global stage for attendees to make meaningful changes in the technologies used for entertainment and education.”. Interlude CEO Yoni Bloch to showcase the power of interactive video at the Future of Kids’ TV Summit at MIPTV 2014 — from businesswire.com. Excerpt: “Interactive videos that respond to children’s preferences can transform TV and educational programming from a passive experience to an active one that is fun and engaging.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Providers] Targeting Your Influence Part 3
    Upon hearing the question asked above, we used the group’s own data to provide a relevant, tangible, data-based answer. A healthcare manager-practitioner participating in one of my live sessions laid a challenge down last week, “What is my return for taking the time to target and map the core of my team? What can I expect to get back and what’s in it for my organization?” We often utilize the process of ‘targeting the core’ of a workgroup within my workshops, as I previously discussed in my last two blogs. The participants worked in 12 different companies and government organizations.
  • BAMBOO PROJECT  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Providers] Clarifying the Job Landscape: Trends and Issues Impacting Your Career
    For the next 12 months, I''ll be working with career counselors and employment specialists who provide services through the public workforce system. You probably think of them as the people at the "unemployment office." . We''re starting out by taking a look at the work landscape and the various trends  that are impacting workers. These are issues I''ve talked about a lot here, but I wanted to bring them all together for this group. . It occurred to me this morning that this info might be helpful to some of my readers here, so I''m sharing the video.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
    [Providers] Using PPts Online & Dual-Coding Theory
    When PPt as a medium is used face-to-face there should be an expert there to provide the narration that guides the slides. By providing the learner instruction through separate channels, the brain is able to create and store separate representations of information. Using this method provides the learner the narration they need but unfortunately it is just more visual information. Daily I work with instructors who desire to use their face-to-face PowerPoint Presentations in their online classes. What about when PPt as an online medium? Didn’t their tuition pay for a class?
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011
    [Providers] How do you fight inert knowledge? Develop quality instruction…
    By providing the learner instruction through separate channels, the brain is able to create and store separate representations of information. It was brought up in the AECT/UGA ITForum  recently that it’s not how many facts anyone has in their long term memory that is important, instead it is the ability to [recall] them when needed. Last week, I mentioned when discussing “dual coding” that…. The more representations the faster and more likely it can be retrieved for use than being left to fall inert. Use being… to solve problems. Learn, practice, apply… USE.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011
    [Providers] Good, Fast, Cheep… pick only two & Rapid Prototyping
    The following information is provided from WikiBooks > Instructional Design > Rapid Prototyping : [As a designer I am often confronted with the above constraints (mostly time) and there for implement the use of] rapid prototyping methodologies because: using working models of the final product early in a project tends to eliminate time-consuming revisions later on, and. Are there better or faster ISD models? Are their models that are more effective? More efficient? These debates are always interesting to read. The adage gets us into the mindset of constraints. Here is why.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
    [Providers] It always boils down to the evidence…
    Check out Education: Learning Styles Debunked on ScienceDaily (2009): Nearly all of the studies that purport to provide evidence for learning styles fail to satisfy key criteria for scientific validity. Of those that did, some provided evidence flatly contradictory to this meshing hypothesis, and the few findings in line with the meshing idea did not assess popular learning-style schemes. Without controlling the experiment and eliminating confounding variables then all your research is essentially doing is providing a narrative of what was done in a classroom, or a lab, etc.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011
    [Providers] Fostering Creative Design Opportunities
    found an article by Scott McDowell— Developing Your Creative Practice: Tips from Brian Eno which provides some excellent takeaways which I would like to apply to my profession as an instructional designer. The other day we discussed how a designer’s creativity often happens during their downtime… but we are always on. So what do we do?  Let’s look at a recent posting on The 99% which is a daily web magazine whose purpose is to interview emerging creative professionals known for their high level of productivity and share their tips with the world. Perhaps you can too. Brian Eno.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011
    [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?
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [Providers] Getting and/or Redesigning Content
    Provide Course Examples. Depending on the situation this could be something that is created by the instructor or one that they are provided. The purpose of this tool is to: Provide Feedback. The following are some notes that I will use for a presentation that I am giving to my department about how, I as a designer, get or redesign content that I receive from instructors for their online courses. Each heading represents a different slide in the minimalist presentation of just headings and bullets. The explanations below will be verbally presented. Uniqueness. Push Deadlines.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
    [Providers] Take your client through a planning process…
    Do you want to provide information, promote a service, sell a product… to the user? Perhaps provide evidence after a predetermined time to show that these were accomplished. If you do some searching on the web, you will find out that there are numerous iterations of what could be described as a web site development process that I presented previously (see Process & Developing Your “Eye” For Design… ). Some have many more phases than what I will be discussing here and some are more simplified. So what should a designer do? What is the purpose of the site? Goals. Content.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
    [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.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Providers] MOOCs should afford the use of abundance provided by The Internet!
    This does afford the use of abundance provided by The Internet. Dave shared that in these, the main objective is for the “provider” to get the word out about their company, train their clients, and train their service providers in a specific type of thing. In the end, both participant and the provider are learning things about each other that you could not have learned with traditional approaches. Dave’s conclusion ties everything back to this notion of “abundance” provided by The Internet. If it is not doing at least some of these then it isn’t a MOOC.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Providers] How do students find people to connect with in a MOOC? Do they even need to?
    While a student isn’t alone amongst 300k they may feel alone with such an “abundant” group of students. I put abundance in quotes because I love how Dave Cormier describes what makes a MOOC a MOOC which I mentioned earlier in another post (see MOOCs should afford the use of abundance provided by The Internet! ). At the 2013 MOOC Research Initiative Conference back in December, Carolyn Rosé Associate Professor of the Language Technologies Institute and Human-Computer Interaction Institute for Carnegie Mellon University was interviewed by Phil Hill from Stanford University.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Providers] A eLearning Welcome Note from MOOC expert—Tina Seeling
    Tina also shared with us that we should watch two specific videos and even provided us direct links to access them. She also provided us a direct link that we could share on our social networks as well. In two previous postings, I reflected on a “mini lecture” video created by Tina Seeling. In these postings I shared some things that we should consider when we are teaching or designing eLearning experiences—not just MOOCs: eLearning Principles from MOOC expert—Tina Seeling. eLearning Student Considerations from MOOC expert—Tina Seeling. Click the link above for more information.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Providers] Using MOOCs: Partner and Customer Relations
    Innovative organizations are using these tools to provide education to partners and customers as well. For participating businesses, this model provides the opportunity to have ambitious, highly motivated learners working to solve their problems for free. This is the last article in our series about how businesses are using MOOCs , as identified by Bersin by Deloitte. This final article examines three uses of MOOCs that go far beyond any standard conception of training: educating partners and customers, brand marketing, and collaboration and innovation. Brand Marketing.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
    [Providers] CFA Competencies
    The CFA designation will provide your organization with a long list of expressed and implied competencies. Obviously the requirement for sponsors will provide another view of the CFA charterholders professional and ethical competency. An individual with a professional certification brings credibility and expertise to the organization. But when you look closer, you’ll see that a certified individual brings a package of multiple competencies to the table. These competencies are important both in terms of ability to the job as well as long term benefit to the organization.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Providers] Changing the Focus of Training
    How can the organization’s leaders provide a role model in the new environment? As we hear rumors of the eventual upturn in the global economy, organizations are beginning to emerge after taking cover and taking drastic action during the downturn. Many organizations will never operate the same again, and many are looking for ways to absorb the lessons learned and move forward with new structures and operations. How can the training organization help during this time of stepping forward? First, take a look at the new hire situation. How much of the information was truly “need to know”?
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Providers] What Determines Value in Training?
    It is interesting that many of these corporate training groups believe that they can take a 20-something trainer (please continue to read so that you get the point and not take offense at the example) and provide them with relevant material, and somehow that combination of inexperience and content will mix up a potent brew of high-quality-training! The professors write books, articles and provide analytic case-studies that are available to just about any and everyone. Giving thought to WHO provides training should be of greater importance than to WHAT material should be delivered.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [Providers] Developing a Structured Learning Path
    Just as reading a book can provide a base of knowledge, so can an online course. One of the most effective ways to engage training participants and ensure retention is through the creation of structured learning paths. Using a structured approach gives participants an idea of what their learning will look like over a particular unit or time period, and also allows their learning to build naturally from one subject to the next. One of the first ways to create structured learning is to space classroom training alternately with “real-life” or on the job interventions.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Providers] Training Mojo: How to Measure Your Training Department
    Not only is this a good measurement for your training department, it also provides an opportunity for you to involve your staff in their measurement. Summary: It’s time to start measuring your training department. Start with these five items and you’ll get a good picture of what’s going on. Measuring training can be difficult, especially when you consider all of the “angles” You can measure for money, ROI, immediate success, or delayed success (or failure). First, you should measure immediate reaction to training. But don’t use this method by itself.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Providers] Training Alchemy: A Path of Excellence for Corporate Teams
    Third, a path of excellence doesn’t exist without the network that a great training program provides. It provides them with a definite career path and shows them that with hard work they can achieve many things. A well-developed and well-rounded training program will create a “path of excellence” that impacts the bottom line as well as individual careers. If you are mindful of leadership and function in your training programs, you can see your path of excellence develop in five ways. First, your functional or job-based training will create expert functionality.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
    [Providers] Training Mojo: 10 Steps to Create Your Training Dojo
    Provide case studies on organizations that have effectively implemented training programs that positively impacted the bottom line. Summary: Are you challenged with creating a new training department? Here are ten steps to help you create a Training Dojo, a place where employees go to learn about their jobs, progress to higher career levels, and discover how to become better managers and leaders. dojo is a martial arts training center – the place where learners come to absorb technique and wisdom. Follow these 10 steps to create your Training Dojo. Two: Obtain buy-in.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012
    [Providers] Training Mojo: Developing a Culture of Training by Getting Buy-In From Stakeholders and Staff
    Invite your stakeholders to analyze the results with you – that group may be able to provide a perspective that the training department simply doesn’t have. Summary: Looking for a way to bring your training department to the next level? Create a training culture by obtaining buy-in from stakeholders and staff.When the training department is up and running and your courses are being delivered regularly, does that translate into your firm having a training culture? Without buy-in from stakeholders and training staff, you don’t. What about the training staff themselves?
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012
    [Providers] Training Mojo: Stretching Your Training Dollar by Mixing Internal and External Tools and Programs
    If you need to purchase an LMS, providers will be more than willing to examine your set-up and make recommendations – and help you bring the system online in an expedited manner. Many outsourcers provide specific courses for specific industries in compliance, customer service, human resources, management, and leadership – you simply have to search for them. If you outsource the courses, your provider will probably update them for you as part of the cost of the training. Here are some ways to do that. What about your current programs? All Rights Reserved.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Providers] Adult Education vs. Corporate eLearning
    Many educational designers have concluded that the contextualization provided by simulations and animations result in more efficient and lasting knowledge transfer. Most adult educational programs might provide a deeper explanation and development of a courses material; however, the retention of the material and application of the skills are often inconsistent. To me, training programs do not provide learning; instead, these programs provide a structured training environment to assist in the learning. performance improvement). Much of it is information (e.g.,
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012
    [Providers] Top 10 Training Mistakes
    To avoid this problem, provide your students a general outline of what’s covered in training and what they are expected to learn. Being tasked with building or managing a training organization is a larger-than-life responsibility. Mistakes will happen – but here are the ten most common training mistakes and how to avoid them. Building and managing a training department is a difficult task. Mistakes can be made in many areas of training and development, but there are some common mistakes that you and your staff can avoid. Two: A lack of examples that illustrate the points.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012
    [Providers] Corporate Training Choices Explained
    With each of the following training systems, I have provided a brief explanation and a summary of the pros and cons for each. For me, a balanced mix of CBT and eLearning, along with webinars and class-room training, provide the highest return on staff training. There are many types of corporate training.  People often ask what type of training is best. While While on the surface, it may seem that there is a reasonable response, the program is more problematic.  Each type of training has inherent strengths and weaknesses.  Weaknesses: Inability to measure learning. cycle.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Providers] Simulation Training Solutions and Learning Approaches to Combat Acute Skills Gap
    It also provides an overview of the market for simulation-based training, including learning approaches, assessments of effectiveness, and operating and financial benefits to companies. is a world leader in real-time high-fidelity simulation, providing a wide range of simulation, training and engineering solutions to the energy and process industries. SYKESVILLE, Md., Mar 01, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — GSE Systems, Inc. “Statistics show that U.S. They also need to make sure that they retain those recruits over the long term. About GSE Systems, Inc. GSE Systems, Inc.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
    [Providers] Rackspace Solves its Recruitment Problems
    The Open Cloud Academy will offer a number of educational programs that will provide students certifications in these cloud-based technologies. Relying on universities and colleges to provide the necessary skills for today’s demanding business environment is not going to happen. In its race with Amazon, Rackspace Hosting’s struggle over the open-source cloud computing has been epic. The two firms compete heavily with each other over the emergence of each of there computing platforms. To solve this problem, Rackspace is launching the Open Cloud Academy.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
    [Providers] Gamification in Relation to User Engagement
    In the real world, where goals are fuzzy and rules selectively applied, gamification provides clear goals and well-defined rules of play to ensure players feel empowered to achieve goals. 3. Gamification provides many short-term, achievable goals to maintain engagement. By incorporating game-design elements into simulation it draws the player in and immerses them in the environment while providing a reward system for completing tasks or answering decision block questions correctly. SimCity allows for interaction through game play in the course of building a city.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
    [Providers] Developing Skills through Gamification
    You see gamification motivates user behavior, it provides experiential learning and perhaps most of all it makes an impact on learners. Developing skills and solving problems in a simulated environment. What is it about games that make it possible to feel like we can accomplish anything and be a master at it, how can this transfer over to real life? Games are compelling and can lead to behavioral manipulation without the player even knowing it. They have a way of draw users in and engaging them. Games enrich us with intrinsic rewards. Jane McGonigal, Reality is Broken. billion.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [Providers] MOOCs in the corporate world
    Most MOOCs provide completion certificates to those who pass all tests and quizzes. Companies may not want to host a training that is available to a massive group on people, but instead may only want to provide training to employees or a certain section of employees based on their role. Companies can use MOOCs to provide various non-mandatory or soft skill trainings that users can choose to take. The academic world is abuzz with the newest form of learning for students – the Massive Open Online Course or MOOC. Open: MOOCs were originally designed to be free for all.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013
    [Providers] Placing MOOCs in the context of your organization
    However, in the world of MOOCs, this line is very blurred.  Do MOOCs provide content that is developed for the consumers, thus making it a product? Or does it provide a platform for content, thus making it a service? Similarly, because your content will not be provided to your employees in a classroom setting, the content has to be rich and enticing. The extremely fast paced growth of Massive Online Open Courses, or MOOCs , means that many companies are now evaluating how they can benefit from this training methodology. MOOC – product or service? Involvement. Content.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013
    [Providers] Rapid Elearning and MOOCs: Keeping Up with Change
    It was usually done by a team of programmers and instructional designers working with material provided by an SME. And like MOOCs, rapid elearning is evolving to provide a range of training solutions. Combining the MOOC format with rapid elearning provides a powerful tool for delivering content quickly to everyone all at once. Technology is changing at an exponential rate. Think just about the past year or so: mobile devices now outnumber people, online entertainment is rapidly eclipsing television watching, and you no longer have to leave your house to earn a degree.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Providers] The Gamification Design Process- How not to fail and what will make a project a complete success!
    In order to provide for interaction the best way is to utilize rewards and/or a feedback system. If you are unsure as to when to use gamification, or if gamification is right for your organization to implement in training initiatives, Karl Kapp provides some further qualifications on the topic in a recent blog post ( [link] ) he wrote: “ Gamification can be used to accomplish a number of goals related to learning. The above mentioned percentage might scare off a few decision-makers at first glance. Without this the user/ learner has no motivation to train up. Good luck!
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
    [Providers] How to MOOC: Technology-Enabled Learning Tools, Part 2
    According to a 2011 ASTD report , social media enables learning by providing platforms for people to exchange information, facilitating communication, personalizing the learning experience, and supporting informal learning. Discussion boards provide spaces for learners to ask and answer questions and hold conversations about the course content. Blogs provide opportunities for people to express their own ideas and comment on the ideas of others. Web 2.0 And researchers, educators, and trainers have begun to realize that learning is no exception. Blogs and microblogs.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Providers] Measuring the Effectiveness of Gamification
    By leveraging unique elements of the game to encompass a sense of accomplishment by the user and to provide an outcome of feeling like he/she has mastered a topic. All told, gamification can provide your organization with invaluable results. How can we measure it with regards to the platform that gamification provides? Have you ever been gamified? My guess is that it’s happened on many occasions without you ever even knowing it. Allow me prove my point. If you are a member of a Frequent Flyer Program (FFP)… you have been gamified! What a great concept…thinking in outcomes!
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
    [Providers] Gamification of Problem Solving
    When you take a real-world problem and put a spin on it to provide a challenging, fun and interactive environment in which to solve it; the person has more drive to want to solve the problem and realize the reward/ recognition for their achievement. Therefore the creation of a problem-solving simulation can provide great business value and help a business realize input from employees that might not be received through other means. Gamification of Problem-Solving: It’s a relatively new term and may be a little trendy, possibly overhyped, and tends to be misunderstood as a subject.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013
    [Providers] MOOCs: Personal Initiative and Professional Development
    The main model currently for assessing the knowledge and skills gained through MOOCs is provided by Excelsior College, a private institution that offers competency-based educational programs. So, corporate trainers can identify relevant courses offered by different MOOC providers and vet them according to the needs of their organizations. Here are some questions to ask while evaluating MOOCs from an external provider: What knowledge and skills do you need your employees to acquire? The different MOOC providers offer different types of proof of completion. Why Now?
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013
    [Providers] Gamification with Narrative- The story behind the content that drives the simulation
    By this I mean that television shows, books and movies are all based around narrative but in actuality they really are only one sided in context to the narrative provided. It is able to not only bring in the element of story but provide immersion throughout the narrative and allow the learner/trainee the ability to interact within the context of the sequence of events unlike the one sided narrative in TV and books. By utilizing narrative, gamified simulations are able to create a setting and provide context for just about any type of training that you can possibly think of.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013
    [Providers] How to MOOC: Bite-Sized Content
    When designing these learning resources, think about how to divide the course content into chunks of no more than 10 minutes, with an activity at the end that either tests declarative knowledge or provides the opportunity to apply practical knowledge. The proliferation of massive open online courses (MOOCs) has prompted many discussions about what education is, what it means, and how best to deliver it in the current digital environment. Over a series of articles, we will explore what MOOCs have taught us about the best ways to design, deliver, assess, and recognize learning online.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013
    [Providers] How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 1
    Social media provides avenues for learners to interact not only with each other, but with instructors and subject matter experts as well. Incorporating social media into other aspects of a program can both provide this essential training and give learners opportunities to practice their social media skills. Over the past few months, we have explored the social component of massive open online courses (MOOCs) from several angles. We have examined the role of peer learning in organizations and the importance of creating personal learning networks. Extending the classroom.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2013
    [Providers] MOOCs: Flipping the Corporate Classroom
    Although MOOCs are not inherently flipped (in fact, many merely replicate the “sage on the stage” model), they do provide an excellent framework for flipping. For example, MOOC provider edX has teamed up with two community colleges in the Boston area to offer computer courses that are not usually available at the schools. MOOCs have challenged the dominant thinking about how people learn. And guess what? Sitting in a room and listening to someone talk for an hour or three isn’t it – mere exposure to content does not equal learning. link]. Don’t be left behind. link].
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2013
    [Providers] A Dearth of Investment in Young Workers
    Reading is does, however, provide opportunities for companies who wish to take an alternative path to success.  It also creates opportunities for firms delivering affordable solutions to these companies to provide the training that they remain willing to deliver. Tyler Cown, a professor of economics at George Mason University, wrote a New York Times article, with the same title as this post ( [link] ). What  is troubling is his argument that due to a slow economic recovery, that much of our nations youth are being bypassed. Related Posts: Why MOOCs? Why Now? Why Now?
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
    [Providers] Wharton Puts First-Year MBA programs online for Free
    While this does not provide the participant student with the same benefits of going to Wharton with its two-year immersion in a community of scholars, or access to its famed relationships with employers, it does create an opportunity for many to receive the same ‘high-quality’ training from their professors. They have even provided an opportunity to receive a certificate of completion for $49 to those who pass those initial classes. Wharton’s announcement that it was working with Coursera to put its first-year MBA programs online for Free. All Rights Reserved.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [Providers] How to MOOC: Designing Effective MOOC Training Programs
    Coursera has recently launched a program to provide more learning support (though it is still delivered online) – professors teaching a MOOC for a second or third time are encouraged to review the discussion boards from earlier implementations and identify the students who were the most active and the most helpful. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a bit of a chimera – they have the head of instructor-led training, the body of traditional e-learning, and the long tail of social media. They also take advantage of many technology-enabled learning tools and platforms.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
    [Providers] New MOOC Models: Blended Learning
    This isn’t just randomly introducing technology into classrooms; instead, it is harnessing the power of technology to streamline the educational process, free instructors to spend more of their time actually teaching, and provide learners with the additional supports they need to succeed. Elearning methods, like training simulations, can also provide opportunities for learners to practice before they encounter real problems. MOOC methods and technologies can provide the basis for blended courses, while instructors provide supplemental guidance. All Rights Reserved.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013
    [Providers] New MOOC Environments: Distributed Open Collaborative Courses
    These new models can also provide solutions for businesses looking for new ways to deliver more efficient and more effective training. How can we leverage the power of MOOCs and technology while at the same time providing meaningful training to individuals? Using the DOCC format, corporate trainers can benefit from all of the advantages of MOOCs , such as cost savings, accessibility, and analytics, while still providing trainings appropriate for the needs of different learners. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have lately been moving in different directions.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
    [Providers] How MOOCs Are Used in Workplace Training
    In addition, the major MOOC providers now offer a variety of MOOCs targeted toward a business audience. Aquent, a staffing agency for the marketing and creative industries, recently launched Aquent Gymnasium , a MOOC provider that offers technology courses for creative professionals. Open Education Alliance is a recently announced collaboration between MOOC provider Udacity and companies including Google, Autodesk, AT&T, and NVidia. MOOCs for Business and Training. Some enterprising startups have recently developed training MOOCs. Aquent Gymnasium. The Muse. openSAP.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013
    [Providers] How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 1
    Social media provides avenues for learners to interact not only with each other, but with instructors and subject matter experts as well. Incorporating social media into other aspects of a program can both provide this essential training and give learners opportunities to practice their social media skills. Over the past few months, we have explored the social component of massive open online courses (MOOCs) from several angles. We have examined the role of peer learning in organizations and the importance of creating personal learning networks. Extending the classroom.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013
    [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  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Providers] Are MOOCs the Future of Online Education?
    Edx: 20: number of schools partnered in Edx, an online non-profit provider started by Harvard and MIT founded in 2013. Provide a solution to overcrowding. Source: BestCollegesOnline.org. What’s at stake?: $400 billion: amount of money spent annually in U.S. on universities . The $400 billion represents: more than the annual revenues of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter combined. Every educational institution wants a piece of that pie. MOOCs could jeopardize that. The World Wide U. 10 million: estimated number of students who have taken at least one MOOC.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Providers] Learner-Centered Instruction in MOOCs
    Basically, the learner, not the instructor, organization, or software, is in control of the learning experience.” As instructional designer Karen Sieczka notes , learner-centered training is well tailored to how adults learn—rather than “force-feeding information,” the goal is to provide learners with knowledge and skills that they can immediately apply to their jobs. This can range from providing time in the day for employees to access their courses to ensuring that the courses are compatible with mobile devices. 2. Modern education is currently at a crossroads.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014
    [Providers] MOOCs and Performance Support
    The trick now is for companies to realize value from that content, which in training and development means knowledge and skills that can be immediately applied on the job—in other words, providing relevant training that employees can actually use. Massive open online courses (MOOCs), which are the rising stars of the corporate training world, provide the perfect opportunity for businesses to do exactly that. There are two main forces driving the shift in training: ROI. Businesses have historically been very bad at measuring the return-on-investment of their training programs.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014
    [Providers] Measuring Success (ROI) of a Training MOOC, Part 2
    Learning in training programs is famously difficult to measure, but MOOCs provide a wealth of data that can be used to assess the progress of learning in real time. The idea of combining big data with learning analytics is still very new, but already it is providing a powerful way to assess learning and engagement that wasn’t available before. This seem like the most opaque category of outcomes, but many newer MOOCs provide an excellent way to directly measure how well learning translates into behavior—by using real problems and projects as course assessments.
  • SPEAK OUT  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014
    [Providers] Child with a Learning Disability: Post 1
    We expect them to encourage children and provide them a positive environment to learn. These are a series of posts about a boy full of life, a happy child who sees no differences in people. A boy who thinks each and every person out there is a friend. A boy who doesn''t see that people are judging him because he is different. It is about a boy who faces the usual challenges of a boy his age and several more challenges than a boy his age. THE BOY AND THE SCHOOL The teacher complained that this boy was hitting other children in class. He needed help with his work. Treat all children alike.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] Anatomy of a Game: Grand Theft Auto V
    In some ways, the online world feels less rich, as some of the single-player activities are not available, but the dynamism that other (very) unpredictable players provide definitely helps to fill that gap. Feel free to provide your thoughts in the comments! Hello, everyone. Like the proverbial bad penny, I’m back with another “Anatomy of a Game.” Last time, I talked about indie breakout Minecraft. This time, I’m going to pivot 180 degrees and talk about multimillion dollar colossus Grand Theft Auto V, which released recently on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. The game is big. Right.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [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.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014
    [Providers] It’s Only a Game
    That’s magical – like the sense of being transported that comes from reading a book or watching a film, but with the added sense of participation that only engaging directly in an activity can provide. There are few expressions that irk me more than “It’s only a game.” Ironically, the phrase is tossed around by both detractors of games and apologists, and it’s equally misplaced by both groups. The phrase gets bandied about when the highly contentious topic arises as to whether games are capital-A “Art” or not. In each of these cases, it seems to me that games are being taken for granted.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
    [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.”
  • EFRONT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
    [Providers] Looking back – the last 12 months at eFront
    May 2013: For a third consecutive year, Epignosis, global provider of Enterprise and Open Source learning management systems, was named a finalist for the eFront LMS at the Best of Elearning! November 2013:   eFront welcomes its latest partner on-board: RM Education is a leading provider of ICT solutions to the UK Education market. They also work with assessment bodies throughout the UK and internationally providing exam marking solutions. By EOY 2013 eFront had over 150000+ downloads and more than 1000+ customers worldwide – all thanks to you, our users and customers!
  • EFRONT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] How much does Mobile eLearning cost?
    This also means you’ll still be responsible for providing all the course content yourself, so be sure to factor that into the costs as well. You’ve heard all the hype. Mobile learning is the next big thing in the LMS/eLearning space. But you’re skeptical. You’re the kind of hard-headed “show-me-the-numbers” type that won’t just rush headlong into the newest online training trend. You want to be prepared first. You want to know, “what’s it gonna cost me?”. Well, I’ve spent a lot of time in the learning management system space, and I’ll tell you. The true cost of mLearning. What else?
  • EFRONT  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning in Europe: A Growing Market
    have yet to see such ‘blending’ work in practice, mainly due to a focus from providers on more pressing issues. Each case is different, however, generally you need a lot of customization together with custom content and that consumes a lot of resources from established providers. Republished from original post on Capterra blog by @rgogos. The European eLearning market looks to be in the midst of some big change. recently had the pleasure of interviewing Thanos Papagelis, Co-founder and CTO at Epignosis, the company behind eFront and TalentLMS. or Australia. or Australia.
  • EFRONT  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Providers] Online education puts new skills at your fingertips
    This freelance work provides some income for Martindale as well as an outlet to pursue a passion. In this day and age, thanks to our increasingly wired and connected world, you can learn something any time you like. Education goes beyond what you can Google or find on Wikipedia. To get a job or impress a boss, you’ll first need to broaden your professional skills. Knowing to how use the basic software and programs related to your industry has always been a core requirement. Everyone has different areas to develop or roles to grow into. That’s a benefit that Slawka G. Author.
  • EFRONT  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Providers] eFront as a SumTotal alternative
    This “hard” requirement reduced the potential pool of LMS providers to those who offer the code source to clients and have robust enterprise functionality. Throughout last year we worked with an important Canadian customer on a transition project. The client was using SumTotal as its backbone LMS and was in need of a comprehensive and efficient alternative solution. After an exhaustive research process, the client chose eFront. In this post I will describe the business needs that made it imperative for the client to make the transition, and why eFront was chosen. Cost of ownership.
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
    [Providers] Book Review: Content Strategy for Mobile
    Whereas some content strategists believe providing less content on mobile platforms is the recipe for success, McGrane is adamant that designing for mobile doesn’t mean that you serve up less content. Did you know that by 2015, more Americans will access the Internet through mobile devices than through desktop computers? This prediction by the International Data Corporation underscores the importance of getting content right for mobile devices. If you’ve been tasked by management to make your documentation compatible with mobile, first of all, don’t panic. Industry News
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
    [Providers] Continuous Learning for L&D Professionals
    It provides a great opportunity to network with colleagues, learn about trends, and expand your knowledge base. We’re all doing more with less nowadays, and sometimes we forget to take care of our own professional development. smarter strategy is to weave our professional development into our daily routines as much as possible. Here are some ideas on how to make personal learning a habit. Join Professional Associations. Becoming an active member in a professional organization offers many advantages. Obtain Professional Certification. Attend Conferences. 30-Oct. 2. 23-25.
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Providers] A Training Manager’s Tale
    Clarity provided two instructional designers with graphics expertise to create training explaining the new processes. How Savvy L&D Managers Get More Done. The day started out like any other. Trina Trainer walked into her office, laptop bag on her shoulder, balancing her Venti Caramel Macchiato while texting on her smart phone. Five minutes later, the Vice President of Sales rushed into her office, having just returned from an Educational Technology conference.  ”I know what I want for our New Hire Sales Training,” he breathlessly exclaimed. ” Trina bit her lip.
  • GOOD PRACTICE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014
    [Providers] Good Habits for Leaders: Develop Your Creativity
    Image credit: Flickr user marc falardeau Encourage others to be creative The chances are that you’ll have lots of creative people in your team or department – be sure to provide them with opportunities to work creatively. When making New Year’s resolutions, people often focus on the bad habits they want to break: raiding the biscuit tin in the evenings, remaining glued to work emails over the weekend, spending too much time on social media…the list goes on! Here are some simple steps you can take to make 2014 a creative new year! Who was there? What were the circumstances?
  • GOOD PRACTICE  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014
    [Providers] The recession is over, but let’s not forget the best lessons of austerity
    In winter, keep doors closed to keep the heat in (provided it doesn’t get too stuffy) and turn radiators down in little-used rooms. Supplier contracts – from building factors and energy suppliers to mobile phone providers and IT support, it’s important to review contractual agreements regularly to ensure you are getting best value for money.Check out what alternative suppliers can offer before entering into negotiations. Of these, one of the greatest areas of cost, and therefore of potential savings, is energy. Switch off equipment that’s not in use. Good luck!
  • 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.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014
    [Providers] It’s Time for Education Reform
    Past generations have provided plenty of problem solvers, but millennials are inciting change more rapidly because of their access to information and technology
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Providers] On Ecosystems and Learning Strategy
    To establish and grow an environment, you’re simply providing links to where all the resources and materials can be found, not trying to find a magic tool that perfectly integrates all those things. The eLearning Guild is hosting an important series of conversations this week at Ecosystem 2014. These strategies present a variety of challenges in terms of design, curation, and technology, and many of us are working on how to best bring everything together in support of performance and capability development. Learning Ecosystem Defined. The Role of Technology in an Ecosystem.
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