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  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009
    [Providers] Big Question - Presenting the Value of Social Media for Learning
    They mayhelp you push the initiative through the possible IT bureaucracy and can provide additional evaluation and advice from a tech perspective. Learning Circuit's Big Question this month is "How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?" In response, I have put together a list of strategies I feel are important and if done right can be effective. Management buy-in Demo its use to decision makers. Show them case studies (from your industry, if possible, and emphasize return on investment (ROI)). Emphasize ROI again. Blogging Social Media Twitte
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009
    [Providers] Creds to the Classroom Trainers
    Providing very specific scenarios based on what's relevant to individual participants attending the class. Since the announcement of my bank's acquisition my e-learning projects have been cancelled. So, I have returned to the classroom to teach online professional networking, which has a focus on using LinkedIn.  I am not new to teaching face-to-face classes, but I have not done it on a consistent basis since 2002. Meeting and knowing your audience (I mean literally meeting them). Measuring for prior learning and adjusting the learning on the fly. Yeah that happens, at least to me.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2009
    [Providers] Big Question - In the Year 2019
    Asynchronous courses will still exist, but they will be engaging, interactive (in the truest sense of the term), and provide opportunities for people to apply learned skills in a safe online environment. The March Big Question from Learning Circuits is What will workplace learning look like in 10 years? Here are some of the things I see in 10 years: We will see much more informal learning and knowledge management. There will be a need for trainers and/or knowledge managers who will guide, coach, be a catalyst for, and monitor social media and informal learning. Soft skills training (e.g.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009
    [Providers] Given this post, readers will be able to describe my perspective on course objectives to 100% accuracy
    The content must provide all that is needed for the learner to meet the objectives. If you write clear objectives, make sure your course's content allows participants to meet those objectives and your assessment measures whether the objectives were met, then you are doing a great job. If not, please give me a minute of your time. Objectives have a purpose. They are NOT just to tell participants what they will learn at the beginning of a course. think of them as a contract. It is an agreement between the content and the audience. This is why I am ranting about it. Treat them as such.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2008
    [Providers] Video Studio Design - Equipment is on its Way
    This will be a very small studio a nd the above should provide very sufficient lighting. I did not include a light reflector, which is good for removing any shadows. If you have not been following prior posts, I am building a small video studio. It will be used for creating videos that will be incorporated into e-learning (WBT) courses and for online, stand-alone, instructional videos. The equipment has been ordered, and here's what we will be using: 2 Kino Flo Diva fluorescent lights (each has 2 tubes a nd include a dimmer). 10' x 12' gray, muslin backdrop. video e-Learning
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009
    [Providers] Let others find your most read blogposts via PostRank
    But if networks are getting increasingly important, it will be essential to provide your network(s) with immediate extra's. In order to do this you can use a number of analytic tools , but those tools are just providing data for your own interest. [Look at the right side bar to see the blogpost ranking in action] The last few months many people have been writing about the surplus of networks and finding the content you are looking for as quickly and simple as possible in a knowledge world. Many knowledge workers mention many options: feeds, streams, blogs, collaborative networks.
  • ONLIGNMENT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Providers] 17. More and more media to choose from
    Of course all learning was originally accomplished face-to-face, providing an immediacy to the interaction, a rich sensory experience (you see, you hear, you touch, you smell) and, if you’re lucky enough to be one-on-one, the ultimate in personalisation. Books, when they arrived, provided the counterbalance, by allowing learners more independence and the ability to control the pace with which they learned. The invention of the telephone provided additional connectivity for learners and tutors working at a distance. Next up :   Why some learning simply must be face-to-face.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2007
    [Providers] Google Labs - Google Survey (Tool?)
    There are still millions of students and educators in the Schools, Colleges and Universities around the world who are doing research, conducting surveys and spending a lot of time collecting data, providing them often with little time to analyze and reflect the findings (critical/creative thinking aspect!). suppose if Google does not provide a free online survey tool in the near future, Yahoo or MSN would do it. Yes, without Google Blogger I would probably not be writing this online letter (Instead I would have probably used Wordpress !). Learning Series learning tools Fun
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2007
    [Providers] Google Labs - Google Survey (Tool?)
    There are still millions of students and educators in the Schools, Colleges and Universities around the world who are doing research, conducting surveys and spending a lot of time collecting data, providing them often with little time to analyze and reflect the findings (critical/creative thinking aspect!). suppose if Google does not provide a free online survey tool in the near future, Yahoo or MSN would do it. Yes, without Google Blogger I would probably not be writing this online letter (Instead I would have probably used Wordpress !).
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015
    [Providers] Development Corner: Image Formats
      The "Portable Network Graphic" was created (approved as a web standard in 1996) to provide high quality continuous-tone but also allow for transparency and animation. by Sally Cox    When it comes to adding images to websites, PowerPoint presentations, or eLearning projects, you will likely be given JPEGs, GIFs, or PNGs. Let's review the three most common image formats and why/when to use them. JPEG is short for "Joint Photographer's Experts Group." " It is one of the most popular formats used on the web and in eLearning. 16 MILLION +.
  • IDIOT  |  THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010
    [Providers] Celebrating learning and development professionals and their initiatives
    Having run a training and learning consulting company for the last 6 years and having worked with clients, vendors, and fellow learning professionals; I realize that the world is divided into two parts - those who provide training (vendors) and those who need training (clients). Most of my folks are on this side of the table (those who provide training). Big thank you to eLearningArt for the useful stock images!). The angst is equal on the other side as well. Increasingly, a training professional's role is becoming more holistic. LionSher is an initiative to bridge this gap.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    [Providers] Flipping Around the World
    Emilia then uses these recordings to assess the students’ progress and provide feedback that will help them improve their language skills. Teachers often find themselves having to be in two places at once. In fact, it was this very dilemma that inspired Emilia Carrillo, a foreign language teacher, to turn her style of teaching upside down. Two years ago, while teaching in Ukraine, Emilia Carrillo faced the difficult task of simultaneously teaching two different levels of Spanish in two different classrooms. Benefiting Students. Helping Teachers. And there’s even more to Emilia’s story.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2009
    [Providers] The Agile Elearning Design Manual: Problems with existing approaches
    He works with descriptions provided by the Instructional Designer, without any considerations of whether the final output fits the image of the client or the learning material in the module. In recent months I've met over 50 elearning practitioners and evaluated at least 6 elearning firms. My inspiration for this series of posts has been what I've learnt about their style of learning design and how approaches we've tried internally at ThoughtWorks compare as a stark contrast. In today's post I want to outline the current state of elearning content development in the industry.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2009
    [Providers] Security Issues on Learning Assessments
    As I've written here before, there are many reasons to provide learning assessments, each having it's own design needs--and security needs as well. Eric Shepherd of Quesionmark offers a white paper on his blog that goes into some nice depth to help you think through the level of security you might need in your learning assessments. Check out Eric's blog (and the first hyperlink) to get the white paper.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
    [Providers] Three Steps for Teaching Software
    When teaching software, first provide an overview of the task you are teaching. Then once they have done that (or maybe twice) then have them do it on their own and walk around the classroom providing assistance where needed. This provides a chance for the learn to watch, apply and practice. The other day, I got a great comment about my post Are You Challenging Your Learners? Don’t treat them like babies. The question: When do you think people in your class reach their threshold level? How would you approach a class who has difficulty reading a university level text?
  • LEARNDASH  |  FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
    [Providers] WordPress LMS Latest Update
    Before getting into the update, I want to thank those of you who have written and expressed an opinion regarding the project, features, and general desires.  We want to make one thing is clear: WPLMS is committed to providing a product/service of great value… and we are committed to doing it right. First, I want to apologize for the lack of updates recently. There have been a lot of conversations happening in the past couple of weeks in regards to the project’s direction. Which brings me to the biggest news of this update. Hope you all have a great weekend. Justin. Tweet.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009
    [Providers] OutStart and HotLava Software - mLearning is Going Mainsteam
    Nokia is still the best selling provider worldwide and their Symbian OS is transitioning to open source. Given the pace of innovation with mobile devices and their place in today’s business environment, it only makes sense that the use of these devices as a primary means of providing access to on-demand knowledge and learning is becoming mainstream. In response we are now seeing activity in the learning provider market as companies move to meet the increased demand for mlearning. What do you use your mobile phone for? Mobile devises of all sorts are now ubiquitous.
  • INQUISIQ LMS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
    [Providers] Inquisiq: A Mobile-Compatible LMS!
    In the LMS space, providers are slowly coming to grips with the requirements and evolving standards of mobile delivery – though some are moving faster than others. However, f a mobile device is being used, Inquisiq will automatically provide a more learner-centric interface, allowing the user to more quickly access their enrollments and directly launch the related content, all within an interface adapted for mobile devices. Be sure to check with your authoring tool or bespoke/custom courseware provider to see if your content will work across the range of mobile devices.
  • INQUISIQ LMS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
    [Providers] Inquisiq: A Mobile-Compatible LMS!
    In the LMS space, providers are slowly coming to grips with the requirements and evolving standards of mobile delivery – though some are moving faster than others. However, f a mobile device is being used, Inquisiq will automatically provide a more learner-centric interface, allowing the user to more quickly access their enrollments and directly launch the related content, all within an interface adapted for mobile devices. Be sure to check with your authoring tool or bespoke/custom courseware provider to see if your content will work across the range of mobile devices.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013
    [Providers] You've Got Mail, A Business Model?
    guess providing your credentials to the service would be the problem. I tend to have a lot of business ideas, some good, some not so marketable. For example, I once thought of an idea to create a bar or restaurant built around a go-cart track where patrons were able to drink and drive. Think about racing a go-cart around a track after having a few drinks, your friends cheering you on. anyway. I don''t drink or would ever encourage folks to drink so I''ll probably leave that to someone else. My latest business idea is one on a much smaller scale, but I think it is a real problem.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010
    [Providers] Wild and Wacky Friday: Cool iPhone/iTouch applications
    According to Lifehacker, this “amazingly slick free app provides a virtual tour of its galleries and lets users check out the works of everyone from DaVinci to Michelangelo. Brain Tuner — presents you with 20 to 100 math problems and asks you whether the solutions provided are right or wrong. Search for these applications in iTunes: Louvre Museum: From the most important museum in Paris. The app gets you up close and personal with paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, and even the French Crown Jewels.” TED: TEDTalks need no introduction.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2009
    [Providers] GPS your career with UpMo
    The “State of Your Network” report, based on career management and professional networking science, provides an objective assessment of your networking readiness, identifies strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and provides individualized, actionable networking and career best practices guaranteed help you maximize your network for lasting career success. IF you haven’t lost your job, you probably know someone who has. Become an UpMover, one among an elite group of professionals determined to take career control despite an unpredictable economy. Check it out: [link
  • ELEARNING LEARNING POSTS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010
    [Providers] 63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010
    Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy - eLearning Technology , November 1, 2010I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. I’ve really been striking out. I’m hoping that people will help out. Rosenberg - Learning Solutions Magazine , November 9, 2010Two-dimensional barcodes, also called 2D tags, provide a new dimension for mobile learning, performance support, and printed content. Great content again this month.  Enjoy. Here’s some of what I found.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2010
    [Providers] LMS Tracking of Podcasts and Video Casts
    I received an interesting question from someone who is working on providing content to a remote sales force of about 40 people on topics such as selling process, products and selling skills. They currently provide some podcasts and video casts, but would like to track the new content that is being developed now. It seems like this should be an obvious question. You can put the audio or video inside a SCORM course and load it into an LMS. However, in this case the sales force is used to accessing this as MP3 and MP4 files available for download into their iPods, iPhones, etc.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2006
    [Providers] How Do People Interact with Blogs?
    This is why I argued previously that You Should Provide Full Feeds on your blog so that readers don't have to visit. Do you ever click to the blog post itself (as opposed to the links it provides - which would be on another blog)? I just encountered a situation where I honestly wasn't sure what I should do. comment was made by Paul Coyne on my post Corporate Learning Laggards? think the comment is so good that I'm writing a blog post to respond to the comment. Thus, I'd hate for readers of my blog to miss out on something that I think is pretty interesting.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2006
    [Providers] Where Will the Change Come From?
    Combine this with the concepts of Enterprise 2.0 , Emergence and Network IT which suggest that rather than trying to define workflow, rules, function ahead of time, we provide relatively free form tools and allow behavior to emerge and then provide better support. A few weeks ago, I posted a summary around the November LCB Big Question "Are ISD / ADDIE / HPT relevant in a world of rapid elearning, faster time-to-performance, and informal learning?": eLearning Technology: Significant Work Needed to Help Instructional Designers Some interesting thoughts in the comments. At a Web 2.0
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2007
    [Providers] Community Blogs - Maybe I'm Finally Getting It
    Thus, was born the concept for The Big Question - a monthly question that everyone in the community would post and comment their answers, provide discussion, etc. Comments, voting and stats provide excellent guidance into what topics are in demand. 7 - We're an e-SIG so we should be using e-Learning! I've been working with Dave Lee on the Learning Circuits Blog (LCB) for about 8 months now. About two months into it, I finally began to understand that the LCB was different than an individual blog because it was designed to serve a community. Have I just been missing it? Thoughts
  • TONY KARRER  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2007
    [Providers] Web 2.0 - Consumer vs. Enterprise Use
    In other words, if facebook and del.icio.us are already being used, then try to align your strategies with these tools rather than trying to provide behind-the-firewall solutions. Organizations should provide clear definition of policies around web 2.0 Jack Vinson (in Web2.0 as opposed to Enterprise2.0) pointed me to Ben Gardner's post The difference between Web2.0 & Enterprise2.0 that discusses the difference in how Web 2.0 acts in the consumer space as opposed to when it's adopted in the enterprise. Ben tells us: Web2.0 vs Enterprise2.0 I've talked about adoption of web 2.0
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007
    [Providers] Communities / Social Networking and LMS Merger
    Mzinga is a merger of KnowledgePlanet (an LMS provider and also the maker of the eLearning simulation tool - Firefly) and Shared Insights - a community / business social networking software company. But like Q2Learning , they aim to provide visibility into community activities. Update 12/7/07 - Great comments from David Wilkins (see below) including: user-generated content is going to change eLearning; anyone who thinks otherwise or who is not yet planning for the shift is going to be left wondering what the heck happened in just a few years. wonder if mzinga does?
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2006
    [Providers] Tools for On-Demand Information - An LMS?
    Some LMS products have tried to provide deep linking and automatic registration, but it is rare that this still turns out to be as easy as just building content using Wikis, CMS, Portal or whatever the relevant toolset is that you have for building information resources. I was pointed to the article in CLO Magazine: Tools for On-Demand Information by Donald Clark. This happens to be a topic that I really believe in and we are finding more and more that we are building less "courseware" and much more reference material, job aids, etc. Keywords: eLearning Trends
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009
    [Providers] Microsoft Elevate America
    The company will provide up to two million people with free technology training over the next three years to prepare them for the new marketplace in IT. With millions of Americans unemployed and uncertain about how to pursue new careers, Microsoft Elevate America program seems perfectly timed. Check it out: [link
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009
    [Providers] Connecting the Dots - Banner Implementation
    Post-implementation - Decided User Support and the implementation team will keep material up to date - New Employee Training + HR provides orientation + Rest of training on Supervisor level + User Support provides 1-on-1 as needed. Presentation: Connecting the Dots, Training a Campus Presenter: Brenda Driver, Missouri State University I did not attend this session - occurred during another session I was attending. Instead - I am pulling from the materials that Sungard made available. Drill down to determine who needs what type of training. 45 minute project overview. link].
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2008
    [Providers] Teaching Folks to Fish
    Provide tools that allow them to develop some sort of community and help each other out? My real goal in all of this is to help the SMEs develop enough basic technical expertise to create at least a first draft of what they need. I can then shift to the role of advisor, help strengthen their instructional design and provide further technical knowledge to create more complex interactions. In response - the Director asked me to help develop a plan that would make our SMEs more independent. Essentially, letting them do the conversion themselves. Of course - I twitched a little.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2008
    [Providers] Please Stop Throwing Stuff at Me!!!!
    You provide information because you want them to actually DO something with it. The "professional" way I should have approached it - facilitate the SME as she provides information and the script for the final product. One day I am going to sit down and create a taxonomy of SMEs. Karyn and I have been having a conversation between our blogs and comments about SMEs whose idea of "training" consists of throwing lots of material at the student. And the "objective" I am always given by the content-throwers when I ask is - "They need to understand X." Sorry - that is a cop-out!
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2007
    [Providers] Day 1 eLearnDevCon - Keeping it Simple
    Thomas Reinartz's presentation provided an excellent example of this process. Movies, flash, etc are great - but wireless protocols and mobile devices still don't quite provide the speed to really make it work flawlessly at all times. From what I've seen from the presentations today (not including mine), one overarching message I've heard - keep it simple and don't scare the learner. The emphasis is on easing people into the technology. He discussed a study looking at the differences between online learning vs. classroom learning. He had a very technophobic audience (teachers).
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2008
    [Providers] Of posters and round tables
    Jan provided an overview of a series of workshops undertaken at UOW in which both teachers and students learned how to develop vodcasts for dissemination via PDAs and iPods. Today I attended the Learning Technology Research Symposium hosted by CoCo at my old stomping ground, Sydney University. The first part of the day comprised a “Research Poster Showcase&# , in which the symposium attendees browsed posters about the work being undertaken by researchers not only at Sydney University, but also at other universities in Australia and overseas.
  • ELEARNING LEARNING POSTS  |  MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010
    [Providers] Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz
    Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations - Performance Learning Productivity , April 7, 2010 Very few of us would argue with the proposition that a lot of organisational learning and development activity is sub-optimal to the extent that it provides little value to participants and their organisations. Flashkit game tutorials - They not only have a good collection of game tutorials, but also provide the source files which help immensely in dissecting and learning the ActionScript. Best of eLearning Learning. April 2010. Another great month!  More Random Web 2.0 Boleh!
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2010
    [Providers] lff10 Androids in Africa by Nick Short
    So we provided phones with free charges to the users. Today I was following the presentation and live discussion on the topic of Android phones for Africa by Nick Short , Andrew Hagner and Niall Winters , taken place during the Learning Future Festival 2010 , an online conference organized by the University of Leicester. Notes taken during the presentation and the following discussion: Mobile phone penetration in Africa. New opportunities to old challenges One health and veterinary apps Android in Africa initiative Future possibilities Mobile penetration is increasing in Africa.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [Providers] Is your global eLearning2.0 content censored? You better take a look
    If you deliver online content and you enable your learners to stay in contact with one another through various social media, you can suddenly discover that the links or portals you provide become subject to censorship depending on the region in which your learner is situated or your content is delivered. And because you, as an eLearning provider are living in a different part of the world, it can sometimes be difficult to account for possible drawbacks in that type of content delivery. With the recent Iran election, censorship is again high on the political agenda.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [Providers] Blogphilosophy rethinking educational methodologies: is constructivism indeed a solution for all regions?
    If I were to make an invention for myself, I bet it would provide to the needs and thinking of my community, but my invention might not necessarily be exportable to other communities. What do you do in such region if you are asked to be a provider? The last couple of weeks I have been following a module of a Master in Distance Education at Athabasca University. This particular module focuses on the International issues that arise while developing distance education for different regions around the globe. As such DE could be perceived as pervasive in some cultures.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2008
    [Providers] Identity (1) - Open and Everywhere
    For this reason the OpenID Foundation was formed to assist the open source model by providing a legal entity to be the steward for the community by providing needed infrastructure and generally helping to promote and support expanded adoption of OpenID (pasted from the openID website ). As digitalization makes the world a smaller place, having a recognizable identity becomes increasingly important. Especially if you are a social media evangelist, you better dive into openID possibilities. The marketing side of an identity. Go for an openID. claimID. MyOpenID.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
    [Providers] Great FREE Software Downloads
    The publisher provides a list of sites where you can download the application. I don’t mean to sound dated, but sometimes I use the type of software that installs on my hard drive rather than an online application. And every so often, some great software comes along that saves time and frustration and can be downloaded for free. Here’s a list of free software downloads I’ve collected that I wanted to share with readers—some I’ve used and others have been recommended. Leave a comment if you try one and like or dislike it … and why. Audacity. ImgBurn. EMAIL.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2007
    [Providers] Games, Gizmos and Gadgets: The Value of Games
    Games Provide Feedback to the Learner. Games provide Feedback to the Trainer. Games provide a practice field where learners interact with the topic, demonstrating their knowledge and ability to apply the information. Games provide an environment that transforms the passive student into an active part of the learning process, connecting her own dots and experiencing her own ideas. Games Provide a Less Threatening Learning Environment. So the discussion will be interesting to see how the prinicples discussed by Steve Sugar will translate into online games.
  • MARCIA CONNER  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2008
    [Providers] Combine This
    We watched it on the Speedtv Channel (yes, really, that's a channel offered from our cable provider!) Falling into the "I couldn't make this up" category, today we watched a Combine Demolition Derby on TV. Clarke doesn't watch much TV but this was too awe-inspiring to pass up. and from
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2007
    [Providers] Mergers a-go-go
    Although fees per partner are 5% up from last year over the UK’s top 60 accountancy firms, the European mergers imply that the UK firms may be struggling to think where further organic growth is coming from…and as Maister points out, growth is imperative to sustain the professional firm’s pyramid and provide enough opportunities for staff seeking promotion. July’s Accountancy magazine reports on a round table discussion between 6 lead partners of mid tier firms. Their discussion does not rule out further mergers in the sector.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007
    [Providers] Companies Act – time for some more “tick and bash”?
    With effect from 6 April 2008, the Companies Act 2006 introduces a number of measures that impact auditors: the criminal offence of “reckless auditing”; the requirement for auditors of quoted companies to provide a statement of circumstances in all cases of resignation; reporting on whether there are “adequate accounting records”; significant changes to the directors’ report; potential publication of terms of engagement; and. the rights for members of quoted companies to raise concerns about the audit. This judgement is a step-up from previous requirements.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2009
    [Providers] Talking about my generation…effect
    My unscientifically tested belief, backed up by years of facilitating and instructional design experience, is that the more that you provide a variety of activities aimed at generating associations and meanings, the greater the impact of the learning intervention. In October’s TJ, Justin Collinge writes a thought-provoking article called “Are you m*ssing a tr*ck?” The scientific basis for this is the “generation effect” which I remember fondly from my days of being a psychology undergraduate. learning training
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2009
    [Providers] Once, twice, one thousand times a knowledge worker
    Gut feel is that this is about providing people with opportunities, access to great resources, motivation, structured progression and the habit of managing their own learning.  I’m not sure people becoming 1000 more productive is feasible…maybe it’s just that Jay knows some very poorly performing knowledge workers… accountancy e-learning legal trainingJay Cross has an interesting article in the December issue of the “Inside Learning Technologies” magazine about making business decisions and the use of business metrics.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
    [Providers] How was your conference? How was the backchannel?
    However don’t assume that simply providing a conference hashtag will generate a thriving backchannel – it takes a level of confidence and practice  for people to feel comfortable that their contributions are worth sharing. At #learning live last week Don Taylor invited us to think about what’s the biggest change that we’ve seen in our experience of L&D. This is a 10th to add to my 9 ways of designing better conferences. So rather than passively being lectured at, participants can be sharing their notes of key points, posing questions and pointing out useful URLs. learning training
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2016
    [Providers] Medical Educators Leaders In Performance Improvement
    This session will provide the opportunity to learn new ways to design performance improvement so that practitioners can more easily connect data about their practice to educational interventions. This year at the ACEHP 2015 Annual Conference  hear Natalie Lavelle and Andy Hicken present on the topic of connecting data and education. The  session will be held on Friday Jan 15 th at 9:45-10:45am. Register Here. . The end result will be a way to efficiently develop the technology needed to meet requirements for performance improvement. CME, MOC/OCC, MOL) simultaneously. Register Here.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009
    [Providers] Filtered RSS Feed
    Partly due to a request from Tony Karrer for eLearning Learning and partly because others have asked in the past, I did a little research on how to filter an RSS feed so I can provide a feed without the daily bookmarks posts. If you’re interested in that, here’s the RSS feed without bookmarks and the link for subscribing via email. In the past, I’ve tried using PostRank for a similar purpose, but that didn’t quite do what I wanted. There’s value in what PostRank does, but it wasn’t quite the right tool for this. It was quick and easy (and free).
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
    [Providers] IPhone- User Interface Guidelines – Part II
    Views: Provides content regions. Using views and controls in application screen : Each view and control provides some level of customization at look and behavior level. Modal Views: Provide extensive functionality corresponding to current task. I have already covered the types of applications, fundamental human interface design principles and the iPhone OS environment in my first post of this series. In this article and the next, I will try to summarize the various components available for developing the user interface of your iPhone application.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
    [Providers] The Disconnect As I See It – #LT10UK
    His argument is primarily against the LMS systems which help us feel in control of providing & measuring access, completions, reporting, tracking, but not learning. As an eLearning solution provider, we’ve been watching mLearning on the horizon for at least the last 5-6 years. As solution providers we need to assess &understand that and propose solutions that work best for a client in a unique situation. Learning Technologies 2010 was a great learning experience. While the event is over, the discussions and learning continues in the blogosphere. The Disconnect.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010
    [Providers] A framework for social learning in the enterprise
    It is a world where the capability to find information and turn it into knowledge at the point-of-need provides the key competitive advantage, where knowing the right people to ask the right questions of is more likely to lead to success than any amount of internally-held knowledge and skill. Cross-posted at InternetTimeAlliance.com. framework for social learning in the enterprise. The social learning revolution has only just begun. Social learning. Why is social learning important for today’s enterprise? It is with each other that we can make sense, and this is social. Summary.
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2009
    [Providers] Visualization Tool - Enables Learne to Think Through
    continues to provide e-learning designers and developers a window into what is possible to simplify and enhance the experience of learners. Visualization and mapping in Web 2.0 Visualization tools helps learners to map out in sketches that help me get a bird's eye view and drill down to the details. See IBM's visualization tool in a previous post. Check out the site and test the ideas. link] Ray Jimenez, PhD [link] [link] "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" "Helping Learners Apply Learning" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2008
    [Providers] Do You Know Your Blog's Reach?
    tools that provide a feel on the type of audience I am reaching. link] Provides you metrics to see traffic and activities within your blog 3. I have been doing my blog primarily for personal learning and sharing. rarely asked if people read my blogs. Curiosity got to me so I tried three Web 2.0 It is interesting how Web 2.0 tools make tracking easy and sexy. 1. link] One will see how your social networking site compares with others and you can follow links. 2. link] ClusterMaps shows you the geographic tracking of who visits your blog.
  • THE LEARNING CIRCUITS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2007
    [Providers] My ode to PowerPoint
    Given that the value that I often provide to clients is create fabulous IP, this is critical. Regarding the Big Question, I love PowerPoint to create graphics and present findings. What is great about them is that I can first play with them for a while to get them right, then embed them in Word documents, where they are small from a size perspective, remain editable, but also print (and translate to Acrobat) incredibly well because the programs still recognize the text in them. Here are some public examples of PowerPoints I have created, and please click to enlarge
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [Providers] Updates for Enspire’s Premier Leadership Simulation
    AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 2, 2012 – Enspire Learning, a leading provider of leadership development simulations and custom learning solutions, announced updates today to its premier leadership simulation, Executive Challenge. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. First released in 2006, Executive Challenge has been run over 200 times worldwide in corporate and university classrooms. Executive Challenge is a simulation-based leadership development program designed to develop leadership, communication, and teamwork skills in a competitive marketplace.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [Providers] Updates for Enspire’s Premier Leadership Simulation
    AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 2, 2012 – Enspire Learning, a leading provider of leadership development simulations and custom learning solutions, announced updates today to its premier leadership simulation, Executive Challenge. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. First released in 2006, Executive Challenge has been run over 200 times worldwide in corporate and university classrooms. Executive Challenge is a simulation-based leadership development program designed to develop leadership, communication, and teamwork skills in a competitive marketplace.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Providers] Part 4: Linked Enablement
    ” Leaders at learning providers, including Tratar at Saba and John Ambrose, senior vice president of strategy and corporate development at Skillsoft, agree that in the future usage will increase for informal learning. Deciding when push or pull learning works best is predicated on the idea that push and pull types of learning are mutually exclusive. AlliedBarton was not one of the early adopters of pull learning. Much of the reasoning behind its recent adoption is the highly regulated nature of the security industry. This is not uncommon. The solution?
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011
    [Providers] Accounting and the Learning Professional
    The other two statements (balance sheet and cash flow) provide important information but are not usually relevant to the management of the learning function (unless the function is an independent legal entity in which case it will have a balance sheet and a cash flow statement). How much do I need to know about accounting and financial statements to run learning like a business? This is a recurring question and the answer is “Not that much.” The good news is that a little bit of knowledge about financial matters goes a long way. That is basically it.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
    [Providers] Is the classroom a machine?
    Rather than become intuitive problem-solvers, students are expected to simply absorb the facts provided to them. In a Big Think article, Why Technology Won’t Save an Inefficient Education System, with Dr. Madhav Chavan , and in several other similarly argued contributions, particularly like the ones from Sir Ken Robinson (read a critique here ) or Sugata Mitra. Education over that past 200 years has been fashioned like an assembly line. Children get placed on a conveyor belt that carries them from grade level to grade level. And if that is not a machine, then school likely is not.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
    [Providers] More cool e-learning for kids (and their grown-ups)
    They even have a seaquaria  to house local critters for closer inspection (urchins, crabs, spot prawns…may also provide a sushi buffet should we even get locked in the school). . Image via Wikipedia. noticed that a post of mine cool e-learning for kids got a few hits a day, fairly consistently, so I thought it must be time for a follow up.  When I googled “cool e-learning for kids&# , my blog post came up at #4 - which is not to say “yay me&# , but more of a &# is this a common search topic, and can I add some more goodies to people’s toolboxes?&#.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
    [Providers] Back to school in an ideal world?
    Sugata Mitra’s TED talk (click image to get to video) has been making the rounds and he describes that in many cases, learning is self-organized (and that educational technology should be provided to the remote areas first) – including: Learning Conversations , Upside Learning , and numerous Twitter RTs. Hands up for all you parents who schlepped your kid(s) back to school this week.  (How many of you felt the urge to actually put your hand up? But, my kids were divided.  Why is the drive still to standardize and label?  Where is the joy of learning or serendipity?   .
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Providers] Train & develop employees = not one but three roles
    There was a lull during the recession where organizations could sit back smugly and think: “those schmucks should just be glad to have a job, so I don’t really have to worry about providing anything beyond your basic pay. I attended a webinar a couple of weeks ago, by Future of Talent Institute and Verna Allee was the speaker. She talked about value network analysis, and one thing that really struck me was roles – going beyond the “org chart&# to see how people worked and added value. Today, well not as much.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2010
    [Providers] My first foray into the Big Question
    Whether or not this is instruction is one of those age-old debates.  I love that the smartphones of today are more capable of providing performance support than ever before.  Learning Circuits blog posts a question each month to generate discussion.  I have volunteered to be an online community steward for BC HRMA’s online community, and I thought this would be good practice for me! February’s Big Question: Instruction in an Information Snacking Culture? Well, it’s a 3 part question, really. So, to start with the first: Has there really been a shift? Is this a problem?
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Providers] Sify eLearning Services Exhibits at DevLearn 2014 Conference & Expo by News Editor
    Sify eLearning Services, a leading provider of learning and performance support solutions, is exhibiting at DevLearn 2014 Conference & Expo. Team members from Sify will demonstrate mobile learning solutions, content gamification, enterprise social learning, and much more. Design Strategies Development Strategies Games & Learning Mobile Learning
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015
    [Providers] Digital Participation
    billion in: Providing laptops in all public high schools. Providing mechanics for assisting schools in ICT deployment. [1] [link]. [2] Kearsley, G. The huge wave of internet in last few decades has led to the evolution of online based user experience, whether it’s about searching, marketing, shopping and learning. Much discussed topics in few of my previous articles have been MOOCs, video learning and other online modes that are extensively being used all over the world. All point towards the same finding i.e. increasing digital participation. Digital participation. 2000). 2001).
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015
    [Providers] What Are Your Training Metrics Actually Measuring?
    It also provides some guidance for how to objectively account for each aspect. Finally, impact looks at the benefits that the efficiency results provide using Robert Brinkerhoff’s Success Case Evaluation method. Is your training working? That is the question. We can talk about MOOCs and gamification and whether self-paced courses are better than scheduled courses until we’re blue in the face, but the reality is that only one question really matters — what works? This difficulty has even been studied. In 2008, Zane L. Training is done for the wrong reasons. Not really.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Providers] Teaching Problem Solving in a Virtual World
    Instead, start with a problem of which the learning is a part and then provide guidance and assistance when the learner encounters an obstacle. When thinking about creating a virtual world learning experience to teach problem solving, consider the following: Make them part of a case study —This strategy involves helping the learners to identify patterns within the cases by placing them in a case. It helps them with the examination of case variables impacting the outcome of the situation compared to irrelevant variables. Remember to have an indepth debrief to solidify the learning.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2008
    [Providers] Social Network Operating System
    If we could focus on building our "destination" on top of a set of open protocols that provide us with the social graph for users but that allows us to control our destiny, I believe that's the right model in most cases. Social networking sits on top of this and provides interfaces that allow us to interact. In the 2008 Horizon Report , they discuss various technology trends including. This is a good definition of what we need from an open layer that allows a transportable, open social graph that we can leverage across various applications.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Providers] Give Learners Choices to Motivate and Educate
    To increase engagement and the effectiveness of e-learning, provide learners with a great amount of choice and control over the learning activity. In video games, the player controls a great deal. He or she can decide what direction to explore, how many inventory items to gather, how to angle the bird to hit the pig’s house and other decisions. Most of the time, the player can even decide the level of difficulty he or she want to encounter in the game by choosing a specific game level like Novice or Expert. Most e-learning is lock-step and highly linear. This can be demotivating.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008
    [Providers] Second Life Created Virtual Documentary
    The possibility of using a virtual world for orientation provides great promise and possibilities. Second Life and movies have had a history. In my post Second Life at the Movies , I discuss the possibility of a full-feature length movie being created in Second Life. Well it has finally happened as a documentary. Filmmaker Douglas Gayeton has created a documentary-style film about an avatar's search for "the creator." In the documentary, the avatar known as Molotov Alva searchers for meaning by searching for the creator and along the way meets some really interesting avatars.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2006
    [Providers] You just had to be there.
    My opinion - the best eLearning experiences , and the strongest online communities, provide both asynchronous and synchronous experiences. Looking at the number of people on the eLearning blogs who are grappling with changes to the field, Brent's Corporate eLearning Talkcast could prove to be the perfect synchronous forum for strengthening the community and providing the synchronous push-pull that helps synthesize and make sense of these changes The group used a combination of chat and the collaboration tool to create the image above. They are missing the context.
  • TWITTERPATED WITH LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2011
    [Providers] Flower Stand Revision – Brainstorming Underlying Themes and Goals.
    « Growing an Educational Game – Flower Stand The Art of Game Design » Subscribe About Twitterpated with Learning My name is Amanda Warner, and I am an e-Learning designer based in Providence, RI. I am twitterpated with learning experiences that focus on meaningful interaction and desired performance. Skip to content Twitterpated with Learning E-learning, serious games, educational simulations, and periodic whimsy. You can read an earlier post about my first iteration of the game by clicking here. Posted in Amandas Projects. Carrington Theme by Crowd Favorite
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2010
    [Providers] It’s all relative
    walking the talk), and providing reassurance and confidence (i.e., CLO magazine. Published June 2010. W hen you talk to businesspeople, you must speak as they do. Executives only care about training as it relates to execution. Their interest is in moving the corporation forward. You should share that interest. That is what they pay you for. sponsor is the person who pays those bills. Sponsors are responsible for championing the case for change (i.e., the vision), visibly representing the change (i.e., the implementation plan). Yes, of course. Keep your sponsor informed. You don’t.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010
    [Providers] The FreeSound Project
    The Freesound Project provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples, allowing users to: browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a "sounds-like" type of browsing and more up and download sounds to and from the database, under the same creative commons license interact with fellow sound-artists! The Freesound Project aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License. Check it out: [link
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009
    [Providers] Autodesk Assistance Program
    This valuable resource provides 1,000-plus session videos and handouts, including more than 400 sessions from AU 2008. Autodesk Assistance Program was designed to help displaced workers in the architecture, engineering, design and manufacturing industries maintain and develop their 3D design technology skills and help improve their employability in a down economy. Autodesk University(AU) Online: Autodesk Assistance Program members may receive full access with a separate AU Online membership. Check it out: Assistance Program - [link] lbon =1 AU - [link
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009
    [Providers] What's new at Adobe?
    Adobe Labs provides you with the opportunity to experience and evaluate new and emerging innovations, technologies, and products from Adobe. Want to get a sneak preview at new and upcoming Adobe products? You will find early access to software downloads, hosted applications, and related samples, documentation, tutorials and more. In addition, collaborative tools such as the online forums give you the opportunity to help shape a release. Explore what is available, become more productive, or just play. Check it out: [link
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2010
    [Providers] Spelling error free projects in Adobe Captivate 5
    Adobe Captivate 5 provides the ability to check spelling for text in your project such as text captions, slide notes, text animations and quizzes. Compared to Adobe Captivate 4, Adobe Captivate 5 has been enhanced to check spelling of text in Buttons and Table of Contents also. Before you start spell check, you can customize [.]. How do I
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
    [Providers] Active Training Series
    It provides the learner with content, allows the learner to provide you with an update, and it keeps the relationship between the two of you active. New eLearning Books by Elaine Biech. Image credit: wiley.com. Dr. Andy Hicken and I are contributing authors in  101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom , a new e-learning book by my friend and colleague, Elaine Biech. Incorporating contributions by many of the experts in training and development, 101 Ways…  is a trove of practical info for the online learning designer and trainer. The Active Training. 10 Tips.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2009
    [Providers] Future of the training department
    Entreprise Collaborative , a cross-cultural endeavor bridging English and French to provide a jumping off point on organizational collective intelligence (and co-led by my Internet Time Alliance colleague Harold Jarche ), is launching a blog carnival.  So, I see the future of the training department being as learning facilitators, and the path there to be to take on more and more of that role.  In the future, I reckon, learning facilitators will be partners with the technology infrastructure units in providing an innovation infrastructure, a performance ecosystem. 
  • CLARK QUINN  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2009
    [Providers] Monday Broken ID Series: The Introduction
    The intention is to provide insight into many ways much of instructional design fails, and some pointers to avoid the problems. Whereas conative is the interesting bit: the intention to learn, which includes things like motivation to learn, anxiety about learning, etc. I’ve gone off before about learning styles, and the short answer is to a) use the right media for the message, and b) to provide help for learners.  First Post in the Series. This is one in a series of thoughts on some broken areas of ID that I’m posting for Mondays.  What we want to do is bring in the emotion! 
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
    [Providers] Is Your Customer Satisfaction Standard Outdated
    Buyers are skeptical of sellers (providers) with a satisfaction feedback score below 98%. Most organizations that measure their customer satisfaction still do so by a 0-100 point scale. However, recent changes in known customer loyalty for products/services appear to indicate that this metric may no longer be a sound one to use.  I learned this myself recently when talking with my esteemed colleague and recognized expert in this area of business performance, Phil Forrest.  asked him for examples that verify this shift. For instance, EBay measures satisfaction of both buyers and sellers.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
    [Providers] ‘I Quit But I Forgot to Tell You’
    “They need to be doing focus groups and doing one-on-one interviews with all learners, but especially their new learners, and asking them how they like to learn, when they like to learn, where they like to learn and then providing all those different ways of doing that with the technology that we have,” Slater said. Many young people enter the workforce unprepared for the realities of the 9-to-5 grind. Career coaching and peer learning can help put them on the path toward success. But even she was surprised by one a client shared with her. ” she said.
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    [Providers] Why Training Needs to go Agile (Part 1 – The Basics)
    In a recent blog post by Bersin & Associates, Josh Bersin provides a great description of how Agile applies to training: “Agile is also built on the understanding that people learn in small chunks – so while it may in fact take a year or two to build a highly complex website, no person needs to try to understand the entire engineering program in advance. […] Daily work becomes a part of a bigger project in a continuous, dynamic process.”. Part one of this series provides a simple overview of what Agile is. In other words, learning needs to go Agile. Keep the team small.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010
    [Providers] Meaningful and Powerful learning. how to get students engaged by Kevin Roberts
    His tweets provide lots of good information and links. It always seems strange to me how new educational ideas first start of really big, chaotic debates that need to be discussed amongst a lot of people for a good deal of time. to end up being a simple set of seemingly obvious ideas that can be rounded up in just a couple of minutes. The only thing is, only a handful of people can fit big chaotic discussions into a simple set of ideas. Kevin Roberts is such a math teacher guy. If you are into mathematics check-out this great math-made-simple website made by Kevin and his colleagues.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009
    [Providers] New book on Social Media by Tamar Weinberg, focusing on marketing but promising
    Well, they have a limited non-social media driven space for the book here and their synopsis goes like this: "Blogs, networking sites, and other examples of the social web provide businesses with a largely untapped marketing channel for products and services. Social Media is a much hyped term the last years. But what if you did not launch yourself in it? Or what if you feel uncomfortable and want to know more before diving in? In that case a nice, cool, descriptive book has been published from the O'Reilly series. Although not free, you can buy it at a reasonable price of approx.
  • IGNATIA WEBS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009
    [Providers] Joining the Web Research 4 Beginners online conference next week. take a look
    These and other questions will be addressed by this online conference, which is designed to provide the curious web research novice with an overview of the issues, promise, and pitfalls of online research. For the researchers out there that are interested in using online sources to build up their research, this is a great meeting point: the Web Research 4 Beginners Online Conference. What can you expect? Starting 22 June up until 26 June, during five days, two presentations a week will be given by a variety of speakers. Let me just copy from their homepage: "Is web research for me?
  • PERFORMANCE LEARNING PRODUCTIVITY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009
    [Providers] performance.learning.productivity: Getting to the Core of Learning Content in the Internet Age
    Knowledge may provide scaffolding, but we’ve learned over the past 30 years or so that most of the knowledge we need to ‘do’ doesn’t have to be stored in our heads. In fact, doing so simply distracts and consumes time – which may be a benefit to the providers of learning courses and events, but is of little use in the process of improving performance. There is an argument that we all need to learn less if we want to know more. The ‘learning’ referred to here is what we know as formal structured learning activities - classes, courses, programmes, and eLearning. Consider this.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Providers] Understanding the Roles in Knowledge Guru
    Provide a link to a “live scoreboard” if someone wants to use a Guru game as part of a live event. i. Every Knowledge Guru subscription includes four user roles. This post summarizes what each role can do. Account Owner. This role serves as our primary point of contact;  They can do these things: Function as a System Administrator: www.theknowledgeguru.com/systemadmin/. Depending on the subscription license, they may be able to create additional system admininstrators. Have access to   Manage Accounts  tab within system administration site; other system admins do not.
  • THE LEARNING DISPATCH  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016
    [Providers] Creating Training: In-house or Outsource? That Is the Question
    Classroom training provides an immediate feedback loop to the instructor about who is paying attention and is engaged. But answering these questions provides a firm understanding of your available resources for creating the training in-house. Over the last seven years working with program managers, I have found that they are terrific at looking at the “big picture” of the program, but they sometimes need help evaluating available resources for creating organizational training that supports the program. Should I create the training in-house?” That’s certainly an option.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010
    [Providers] Classic Literature as Text and MP3 Downloads
    Lit2Go is; “a collaboration between the Florida Department of Education and the USF College of Education [and] is dedicated to supporting literacy teaching and learning by providing access to historically and culturally significant literature in schools.&#. While this may not be relevant to many academics in higher education (unless you’re involved in literature or language courses) this is still an excellent resource that many more people should know about … it’s called Lit2Go. So, what can you do with it? EdTech trends for 2010. it's started!
  • OPENSESAME  |  MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015
    [Providers] Why a Case Study is the Key to Training Success
    We admit it may not be common, but it could happen, and provide an opportunity to learn. Here are a three effective ways to successfully  integrate case studies into elearning: Short in-course case studies : Presenting a brief scenario with accompanying questions provides contextual applications of course material. Through the entirety of the course one case or a series of cases are provided as examples and data or scenarios are analyzed. Ashley, a sales representative for Big Sales Corp, is going to a dinner event with prospective clients. What should she do?
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2008
    [Providers] Lotus Connections - IBM's Social Collaboration
    The two videos provide you an overview of Lotus Connections. This is helpful for those who wish to have an inside look on how social networking is applied in Enterprise 2.0 applications. To see the full view of the presentation, click the top right corner and expand to show the full screen. To return to original screen size, repeat the process. Profile Activities Ray Jimenez, PhD www.vignettestraining.com "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2009
    [Providers] Online Math Game Lets Kids Learn at Their Own Pace
    This program uses a "recommendation engine" to watch how a child plays math games and provide new content according to what's observed. The recommendation engine, patented as GuideRight technology, watches every motion the child makes while playing the game, and then adjusts on the fly to present kids with a math curriculum that is most appropriate for them. With more than 350 math activities to choose from, the game can present more than a million different paths. Check it out: [link
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2010
    [Providers] How Fonts Take a Starring Role in Your E-Learning Courses
    And it provides some consistency so you’re not using too many fonts and crippling your design. The video below shows how graphic designer, Brian Hoff , selected the right font for one of his projects. There are many points in the video where he probably could have stopped, but didn’t. No one would have known the difference. But something kept him going until he found just the right look. Click here to view video. What kept him going is knowing that the typography does more than share the information to be read. have to admit that I don’t always put a lot of thought into the fonts.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
    [Providers] Designing Social Processing
    Having teams submit intermediate representations gives the instructor a chance to provide guidance, ala Laurillard. Social learning does provide richer processing (next to an individual Socratic tutor, but that’s not very scalable), but it takes careful design as well.  In reflecting on the presentation I gave earlier this week, I realize that I didn’t make it clear that just making it social will make activities lead to better processing.  Of course, my goal was evangelizing, but I reckon I should followup with some clarity.  There are some design principles involved.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010
    [Providers] Explorability and Incremental Advantage
    related concept is Andi diSessa ‘s ‘incremental advantage’, where he proposed that interfaces should elegantly allow the investment by a user to learn more to provide more power. Fast-forward a few years, and as a newly-minted academic using HyperCard for student interface design projects, I recognized that the notion of buttons, fields, and backgrounds provided a reasonable implementation of the ideas of explorability and incremental advantage. The requisite property would be predictability, requiring consistency, and learnable interfaces would empower users.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010
    [Providers] Training Book Reviews
    The book looks at how our minds interact with the world, how we use the clues that our current environment provides us coupled with our prior experience to figure out how to do things. While his subsequent books, including Things That Make Us Smart and Emotional Design , add deeper cognition and engagement (respectively) and more, the core understanding from this first book provides a foundation that you can (and should) apply directly. The eminent Jane Bozarth has started a  new site called Training Book Reviews.  Push on a door that pulls or vice-versa?  Don explains why. 
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