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  • SPICY LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
    [Providers] We’re exhibiting at LEARNING LIVE 2012!
    Saffron Interactive will be demonstrating how its award–winning instructional design team’s expertise is most suited to today’s dynamic learning environments, where developments in communications technology are providing more mobile, social and cross-platform opportunities to engage learners and boost performance than ever before. Throughout the event, Saffron Interactive will be showcasing how its record of excellence in providing instructional content helps businesses to stay ahead of the curve in challenging times. Saffron Interactive @ LEARNING LIVE. LEARNING LIVE.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2007
    [Providers] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representations
    Use multiple representations to provide the learner with multiple ways of accessing the information: visual or auditory. From the CFT vantage, multiple representations is not about providing the same information in a different format (the learning styles approach), but rather presenting different perspectives on that information. Provide a variety of examples or case studies that get to the concept in different ways. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Not quite. Got it. Makes sense. Hi Cammy. Thanks for the tip.
  • THE LEARNING DISPATCH  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015
    [Providers] This Week in Learning - November 10, 2015
    Taking as her starting point a recent piece in the New York Times that defends lectures as an effective method of teaching, Barre suggests that, instead of covering old ground, we should shift the discussion to a “normative debate about what we think we should be providing our students and why.” Meaningless Edits When we develop learning, we often write. John McIntyre, editor at the Baltimore Sun (to whom I’ve linked before), gives us a short and moving piece on his shift from prescriptivism to a less strict application of traditional rules of grammar. read more
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010
    [Providers] The Human Factor: Feedback, or Things I Could Have Learned Playing Zuma by Mary Arnold
    Videogames show us how to provide useful feedback, even in conventional e-Learning offerings. There’s more to feedback than correction, as this week’s column demonstrates!
  • ELEARNING ARCHITECT  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
    [Providers] How I Saved £50,000 Moving from Classroom Training to eLearning
    My remit was to introduce an eLearning strategy that would not only provide a cost-saving against classroom training, but that would allow these highly technical trainers to spend less time delivering repeat courses and more time to deliver training in which their expertise would be maximized. This provides someone in an area without normal phone reception with a form of reliable communication - such as on top of a mountain or in the middle of the ocean. Conclusion It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand the cost-savings that eLearning provides. Our solution.
  • PROPROFS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015
    [Providers] Flipped Classroom: Definition and Details
    This post provides a flipped classroom definition and explores how the model can be put into action. The Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching provides an excellent flipped classroom definition : “The flipped classroom describes a reversal of traditional teaching where students gain first exposure to new materials outside of class, usually via reading or lecture videos, and then class time is used to do the harder work of assimilating that knowledge through strategies such as problem-solving, discussion, or debates.”. Flipped learning definition. How to flip a classroom.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Providers] GP Strategies Acquires Prospero Learning Solutions
    — June 5 Global performance improvement services provider GP Strategies Corp. announced today it has acquired Prospero Learning Solutions, a provider of custom learning and content development. Prospero will operate as a part of GP Strategies'' Learning Solutions group and continue under the leadership of Lorne Novolker and Alan Ray. Elkridge, Md. Prospero highlights: • Founded in 1998 with offices in Toronto, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec. • Generated about $7 million in revenue for 2012. • Clients include Fortune 500 and Financial Post 500 companies.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
    [Providers] Online Courses Aim to Address Looming Health Care Compliance
    a provider of online health care compliance and competency training, announced the release of three newly updated online multimedia compliance courses — Corporate Compliance, Professional Compliance and HIPAA Compliance. The Corporate Compliance course will aim to teach hospital staff about fraud awareness, compliance risk areas, elements of a compliance program, documentation and hospital coding, billing and reimbursement, illegal provider relationships, patient care risk areas and other risk areas. has updated three courses with new compliance training. Jericho, N.Y.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
    [Providers] TIS to Present New Mobile Learning Service at Industry Event
    The seminar will address the current challenge of providing learning interventions, or performance support, which can be accessed from multiple operating systems and devices. The seminar will address the current challenge of providing learning interventions, or performance support, which can be accessed from multiple operating systems and devices. London — Jan. 23 Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), a developer of learning services, will present its learning products at the Learning Technologies conference on Jan. 29 in Olympia, London. ” at the exhibition. Source: TIS
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Providers] AMA Enterprise to Host Government Conference
    The briefing will aim to provide government professionals with the tools to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to tackle the challenges facing government. This briefing, designed for government professionals, will aim to provide attendees with the tools to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to tackle the challenges facing government. Arlington, Va. — Oct. 16 The American Management Association (AMA) Enterprise Government Solutions announced that Haywood Spangler will be speaking at its Nov. Source: AMA Enterprise
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
    [Providers] Ancile Hires New Chief Technology Officer
    Alan Young will be responsible for defining the technology roadmap, overseeing current product portfolio deliverables, initiating research, and providing technology vision to the analyst, partner and customer communities. Elkridge, Md. — Oct. 2 Ancile Solutions Inc., a developer of learning and performance software, has announced the appointment of Alan Young as its chief technology officer (CTO). Young has also held executive positions at BEA Systems in San Jose, Calif., as well as at CA Technologies in Islandia, N.Y. Source: Ancile Solutions Inc
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
    [Providers] LearningMate Expands With Office in Kolkata
    The provider of online learning now has a total of four development centers, with three in Mumbai and one in Kolkata. 1 LearningMate, a provider of online learning to the education sector, announced the opening of its Kolkata office at Ecospace, Rajarhat. Mumbai — Oct. With this expansion, LearningMate adds to its development centers based in Mumbai. LearningMate recently won the Red Herring's Top 100 Asia at Hong Kong, which is the list that has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs across Asia.
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012
    [Providers] Hangover Joe - Chainsaw Safety eLearning
    Hangover Joe - Chainsaw Safety eLearning Note: This was a story provided by a workshop participant. Tip: Parody is a good method to use in content where it is both a reminder and refresher course. For example, we ask employees to go through annual compliance courses like safety, ethics and employment law. The parody might look like the example below. How can you effectively use parody in your storyline? To learn more, see the blog on parody. Parody is one of the best ways to spice up your interactive narratives. Vignettes Learning Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
    [Providers] Celebrate Your Expertise - Share and Standout
    On the other hand, people with whom members share their achievements are likewise provided the facility for feedback by sharing ideas and comments. Their entry to the market is by providing people immediate/instant feedback - whether they are walking, running or consuming calories. It is insufficient because it fails to provide the reviewer a better perspective of the capabilities and experiences of an applicant. In Training Mag Network we try to provide a dynamic way for leaders and members to update interests and skills development.
  • THE LEARNING DISPATCH  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
    [Providers] This Week in Learning – January 5, 2015
    For those of you working in an Apple environment, John Voorhees provides a great round-up of tools that might just make your life easier. Welcome to the new year! For this week in learning: Cat Herding. If you’re working in instructional design, there’s a good chance you’re working on a team. You may even be leading a team, if unofficially.If that’s the case, you might be interested in Zac Halbert’s guide on leading creative teams. Make It Stick. Ah, the science of learning; it’s on my reading list for 2016. Watching You. Does this research map on to training? Screenshots. Genera
  • THE LEARNING DISPATCH  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Providers] Excel Tip: Formatting a Table
    Microsoft Office Excel 2010 provides numerous predefined table styles (or quick styles) that you can use to quickly format a table. If the predefined table styles don''t meet your needs, you can create and apply a custom table style. Although you can delete only a custom table style, you can remove any table style so that it is no longer applied to the data. Choose a table style when you create a table: On the worksheet, select a range of cells that you want to quickly format as a table. On the Home tab in the Styles group, click Format as Table. Before formatting has been applied.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016
    [Providers] Video Training for Learning & Solving Problems
    Let me tell you that video training is specially emphasized at yourtrainingdge.com [3] , since I believe in developing the tools that can provide a close interaction between a trainer and learners. Learning facilitated by information technologies and problem solving skill enhanced by digital tools, is gaining momentum since last decade. I have previously talked about MOOCs and distance learning systems for both academic and corporate training scenarios. Much of the emphasis has been on learning outcomes obtained in e-learning environment rather than traditional classroom settings.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  MONDAY, JULY 13, 2009
    [Providers] Building a Camel
    It is great to provide background info or more about the system's inner workings, but for the sake of time on our part and the participants part too, they can use the system effectively without this some of this info. "You put together a committee to build a horse and get a camel." That is what I have been going through with my SMEs. I had the right subject matter experts (SMEs), all with the expertise needed, and not too many to be productive or reach a reasonable consensus. The bigger problem is they all want to throw more content into the course. Today the SMEs surprised me.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2010
    [Providers] A Few Practical Tips on Storyboarding
    Keeping them on the wall is also a constant reminder of the project, keeping you looking at it, and will call out to your coworkers to take a look and provide feedback. When I peruse my blog stats it always amazes me that my storyboarding posts are some of the most visited and my storyboard template has been downloaded far more than expected. I guess the practical things are the most valuable. Since there is such interest in storyboarding I thought I would follow-up and offer a few more practical tips on creating and using storyboards. Determine who you are making storyboards for.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010
    [Providers] e-Learning and Games in Healthcare
    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. After six years in banking, I have recently returned to the healthcare industry. Thankfully, e-learning is prevalent in healthcare and very receptive to the use of games. Games are a fantastic way to challenge learners and keep them engaged and interacting with the content at hand. Like many in e-learning, I am responsible for both design and development along with playing the role of graphic artist too.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2010
    [Providers] What I Would Like to Say About HTML5 and Flash
    The video below provides information on Dreamweaver and HTML5 along with an opinion on the "HTML5 and Flash" issue. There has been plenty of buzz about HTML5 and it being a "Flash killer." I think HTML5 has great potential and will be a welcomed improvement to the web, but it is still in its infancy and does not show any signs of being able to compete with Flash anytime time soon. I think some of the confusion comes from the fact that it currently has the ability of embedding video and audio, which makes it a viable alternative regarding those commonly used features. Will that change?
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013
    [Providers] MOWAA and Digitec Interactive Partner to Deliver LMS to Nutrition Professionals
    Digitec Interactive is pleased to announce its partnership with the Meals On Wheels Association of America to provide a new online portal, accessible through Digitec’s Knowledge Direct® association learning management system (LMS). Collectively, these programs are serving approximately one million meals daily to our nation’s seniors, either by delivering meals directly to the home of a senior whose mobility is limited – commonly referred to as Meals on Wheels – or by providing meals in a group setting, such as those served in a senior center. Bio Latest Posts. Amy received a B.A.
  • WALKME TRAINING STATION  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
    [Providers] The Benefits of Using Training Station for Employee Training
    So if you need help improving your organization’s personnel development program then their articles can provide you with the help you need. Finally, it’s worth mentioning that the site not only provide advice on personnel training and development, they also provide examples of learning exercises and strategies. These samples are meant to provide organizations with additional options by which to improve their training programs. Training Station is a blog that focuses around employee training, personnel development and other related matters. Conclusion.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2009
    [Providers] Share Best Practices - Patterns
    And this suggests that there is big value in providing knowledge workers with ways to assess a situation, to find the cues which link to possible approaches and actions. customer satisfaction data) and provide knowledge workers (e.g., Interesting post by Jane Bozarth - The Myth of "Best Practices" A "best practice" is best only in the precise, specific context in which it exists. What works in my marriage won't necessarily work in -- and may even damage -- yours. As an individual encounters a situation he/she makes sense of the issue. eLearning Technology.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2007
    [Providers] Aha Moments in 2007
    I had a real "aha experience" after using add-ins to provide features inside my blog. I had a very interesting disagreement with a client about the technical direction for their solution - they wanted local editing via a Word add-in locally installed - I advocated providing a pure web delivered solution. The Big Question is back. December Big Question - What did you learn about learning? I'm going after this just a little bit different. I wanted to go back and figure out what things really struck me during 2007. I started using del.icio.us Boy were they easy to use. Tools? ,
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010
    [Providers] UpsideLMS Is One Of The Five Emerging Learning Managements To Watch!
    Here are five up-and-coming LMS providers to watch.”. This framework provides a unique way to capture various types of knowledge that are prevalent in the enterprise. I am pleased to share that our flagship and award-winning Learning Management System, UpsideLMS , has been named as one of the “Five Emerging Learning Management Systems (LMSs) to Watch&# by Brandon Hall, chairman of Brandon Hall Research in Chief Learning Officer magazine’s July 2010 edition. They also can see their friends’ tweets from outside the system. Does An LMS Actually Manage Learning?
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010
    [Providers] Mobile Learning – SMS Can Get You Started
    Provide Alerts and Updates : From teachers to trainers to state emergency offices everyone could use alerts. Backchannel Communication : Provides an embarrassment free channel for asking questions. Mobile is surely the future of learning. I believe that and have written about it earlier – here and here. The advent of 3G (with 4G looming on the horizon) and the prevalence of powerful handheld devices have made me believe that rich media is the way to go for m-learning. Where does SMS score highly? SMS is easy. Practically everyone knows how to send and receive an SMS.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
    [Providers] CIPD Learning and Development Survey 2009
    That is, in addition to fulfilling operational needs, they can also provide some additional learning and performance related benefits to the organization. Organizations now understand it also provides less tangible but important benefits related to the ‘human’ aspects of the enterprise. CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) recently published their annual Learning and Development report and is now available for download. Some data that’s emerged is quite interesting. In all probability it’s a combination of these and more.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009
    [Providers] New White Paper: Why Employee Development Matters
    She finds herself having to provide negative feedback to one of her team members; this review doesn’t go well, and the employee shows no signs of improvement. If you’re planning to implement employee development programs in your organization, or are looking to improve your existing programs, this white paper could provide you with some useful insights. Competitive advantage used to be about who had the best product. Gradually, it shifted to who was using the most innovative technologies, and how. Now, neither is sufficient in itself to give organizations an edge.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
    [Providers] Establish a Governing Board!
    They also can provide invaluable guidance and advice in a number of other areas. The group typically would meet several hours per quarter to review progress against goals, review initiatives, prioritize work and resolve conflicts, and provide input and approval for the business plan for learning. This group might help determine the deployment schedule, provide feedback on existing programs, and provide input to the prioritization and planning process. This group would help deploy programs from corporate and provide feedback and ideas to corporate L&D.
  • JANE HART  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012
    [Providers] Pick of the month: October 2012
    For social learning to provide value you need a new LMS. Today I am in Toronto, Canada where I am speaking at the CSTD conference tomorrow. So this roundup of my favourite articles from last month is shorter than usual – just the links, no commentary, but the quotes should give you a taste of why I enjoyed the articles. 1 - Defining social learning – Marcia Conner, 4 October 2012. “Instead let me list 10 Things Said About Social Learning … that you shouldn’t fall for. Social learning is new. Social learning requires digital tools. A vendor can sell you social learning.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2008
    [Providers] Helping customers learn
    Onlines demos are so cheap and easy to put together that retailers have no excuse for not providing them. Informed customers make informed decisions and end up much happier with their purchases. Here is J and R’s Lunch and Learn schedule: And here’s a brief show-and-tell recording. Every time someone watches this is less time on the phone for a sale person explaining it. Self-service answers. Who’s doing a great job of this? Leave a pointer in the comment section
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007
    [Providers] Online Synchronous Learning Reconsidered
    I am using it and recommending it to clients more frequently because it provides the following key benefits. There is not the lag in response that happens in asynchronous web-based learning when participants are making contributions at different times and facilitators are providing feedback a day or two later. Synchronous learning events provide the same sort of structure as classroom training (e.g. It can provide some of the advantages of in-person training, while avoiding a logistical nightmare of trying to get everyone physically in the same place at the same time.
  • BIG DOG, LITTLE DOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2004
    [Providers] Developing Content to Deliver Results
    The first challenge is to determine what existing content provides the greatest value and, just as important, what does not provide value. This provides you with a structure to track the assignment and refinement of content requirements throughout the process model. Developing high-value content that advances your business strategy and tactics presents two key challenges. The second challenge is to determine what content doesn't exist, but should. To identify and better manage content, use a methodology that shows a "system” view of a process.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011
    [Providers] eLearning Cyclops: An On-Demand Scenario #LCBQ
    Get a blog on the Intranet where I can provide ongoing support, additional learning materials, tips and tricks and a place for staff to share their knowledge of using the new system. Posting a blog as you go with design and development can provide a place for the background and the "why," important pieces that are missing for the associates when things are implemented quickly. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Monday, May 16, 2011. An On-Demand Scenario #LCBQ. Wish me luck. Posted by.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 2011
    [Providers] Weekly Bookmarks (1/23/11)
    My new thought : This is the high-yield strategy that can really make a difference at our school, and through the Professional Learning Community Model of providing time for teachers to collaborate and reflect on teaching practices, we have seen a marked increase in the success of our students. AdobeTV. Adobe tutorials on creating e-learning, including a collection on advanced functions in Captivate. tags: e-learning adobe tutorials captivate. Research: The Educational BS Repellent | Connected Principals. tags: research learning education k-12 evaluation. Class Size. Posted from Diigo.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2008
    [Providers] TCC08: Applying the Hedgehog Principle to Online Higher Education
    Provide resources to the people. Although I’m not one of the “cool kids&# who gets to be in Florida at the eLearning Guild Annual Gathering this week, I will be doing some liveblogging from the TCC 2008 conference. The first presentation I attended is by Dr. Karlyn A. Barilovits from Kaplan University. “What do you wear when you’re presenting at an online conference? Do you wear your good robe and slippers?&#. Hedgehog concept from Isaiah Berlin. Two types of people: hedgehogs and foxes. Hedgehogs worry only about next meal and have only 1 defense. profit per x).
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2008
    [Providers] TCC08: Creating and Teaching a College-Level Undergraduate Course in Social Networking
    Provided a bunch of stats on social networking usage–I’m not taking notes on all that). This is another liveblogged post from the TCC 2008 conference, presented by Robert Fulkerth, Ageno School of Business, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA. Developed a course on social networking for business. Will teach with blogs and a wiki. Using the tools to teach the content–mostly avoiding the LMS. Use online library databases to research social networking. Past predictions about online communities assumed text because that was what was available. Premises. Myspace.
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008
    [Providers] Zimbra on the iPhone - Now this gets exciting - Nothing like getting old huh?
    Not getting jazzed about a new 3D environment but getting psyched about an open source office suite that will provide "t wo-way synchronization of e-mail, calendar, and address book, allowing business users traveling out of the office to get their latest mail, appointments, or updated contact information." Given the hiccups with Apple's MobileMe , this offering from Zimbra just got a lot more attractive. So now where is my LMS that will run my courses on my iPhone and seamlessly connect back to the 'mothership
  • STEVE HOWARD  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
    [Providers] Some FAQs about Adobe’s announcements yesterday
    Adobe is fully committed to providing a great experience for use cases not yet well supported by HTML, including console quality gaming and premium video. All the major platform providers (Android, iOS, Windows are betting on HTML5 for browsing, some even to the point of excluding third party plug-ins such as Flash Player. Adobe will release one more version of the Flash Player for mobile browsing, which will provide support for Android 4.0, After that time, Adobe will continue to provide critical bug fixes and security updates. What is it that Adobe is announcing?
  • ELEARNINGART  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Providers] Save time with e-Learning Images
    I’m here to provide short, fun lessons that will help you save time, reduce cost, and improve learning. If not, I have provided instructions at the bottom of this post on how to get the link re-sent to you. Hi there! My name is Art. E-Learning Art, to be specific. By now, you should have had a chance to download your free E-Learning Art demo pack. Once you have your demo pack, we can get started with some lessons. Use images formatted for e-Learning to reduce development time. “What are images formatted for e-Learning?” ” you ask. Exercise.
  • ELEARNINGART  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
    [Providers] Use Facial Expressions To Tell Stories
    Focusing on expressions: Full-body images are the best for building an elearning asset library because they provide the most flexibility for use. Below, I provide an example of how I did this in PowerPoint. Hello there! Ready for lesson 4? You know, it amazes me how humans can instantly process facial expressions and body language. Take a look at these images below and think about the message each conveys to you: We see surprise, frustration, confusion, and thoughtfulness. However, a full-body layout is not always the best perspective for your scenario. Exercise 1.
  • THE LEARNING CIRCUITS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2006
    [Providers] Convergence Learning
    From a pedagogical view, the model provides a link between formal and informal learning to the benefit of each. Competencies require the mastery of the 5 Cs : Content, Conversation, Connectivity, Collaboration, and Context: While we all enjoy a good speaker, literature, or video that a well prepared lesson can provide, we also need to create and search for our own content in order to provide meaning to the new information. Since technology extends our capabilities, it can help to provide that needed flow that fully engages us in the task we are focusing on
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2007
    [Providers] Context + Control + Community = Learning
    This is what ChinesePod provides. The lessons provide oodles of cultural references and anecdotes regarding why certain words and phrases are used the way they are and how this is entirely appropriate given that particular cultural context. There are discussions attached to each and every lesson where learners ask questions, provide their own anecdotes, provide related vocabulary, etc. A couple of weeks ago I noted that I was beginning to learn Mandarin Chinese via ChinesePod. Based in Shanghai, ChinesePod broadcasts daily online audio lessons. It keeps you grounded.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2007
    [Providers] Context + Control + Community = Learning
    This is what ChinesePod provides. The lessons provide oodles of cultural references and anecdotes regarding why certain words and phrases are used the way they are and how this is entirely appropriate given that particular cultural context. There are discussions attached to each and every lesson where learners ask questions, provide their own anecdotes, provide related vocabulary, etc. A couple of weeks ago I noted that I was beginning to learn Mandarin Chinese via ChinesePod. Based in Shanghai, ChinesePod broadcasts daily online audio lessons. It keeps you grounded.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
    [Providers] Cisco’s Tablet Cius
    It also provides application development opportunities that could integrate with Cisco’s existing product/service ecosystem. Cisco announced its Cius tablet computer yesterday. More evidence that more IT majors are turning to tablet computing as the future. It’s very interesting that a company that rarely ventured into consumer hardware is taking its first steps into the business. Strangely, Cisco has said that it doesn’t want the device to be perceived as a consumer device or as a direct competitor to the popular Apple iPad. Good for consumers, good for the future of learning.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010
    [Providers] Adobe Device Central: Great Support for mLearning Development
    of products and attempts to provide just that – the ability to simulate a variety of devices. One of the key challenges associated with mLearning development is to manage development across varied types of devices and platforms. With new devices being launched every week and no clear cross device platform to target, procuring myriad devices for testing is very difficult or at the very least expensive. Adobe’s Device Central is an application bundled with Adobe’s Creative Suite [which includes tools like Flash Professional, Photoshop, Dreamweaver etc.] Integration with Dreamweaver CS5.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009
    [Providers] Adopting Digital Game-based Learning: Why and How
    This new audience will demand more engaging learning and the organization needs to provide it. It’s everywhere – these varied conversations about learning games and the spending of millions of dollars to further the state of art in learning games. I’ve been on a similar tack; however, it’s quite obvious that most training departments don’t have the millions or even hundreds of thousands of dollars that are required for sophisticated learning game development nor do they have the many months it can take to develop a full-fledged game. Where do they start? What do they start with?
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] Writing & Grammar: Confusing Words for 500
    Special thanks to  Alan Sloan ,  David Pitts , and  Karyn Smith  for providing the name of the comedian(s). by Jennie Ruby    This week we examine two of my pet peeves--the confusion of  appraise  and  apprise  and the confusion of  flesh out  and  flush out. And some other bonus words may appear in the problem sentences! To appraise something is to estimate its value: I need to have my used car  appraised  before I decide on a selling price. The dog scared the birds, causing them to  flush.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning: Is Right-Clicking Right?
      Lastly, if you are required to provide 508 compliant eLearning for learners with disabilities, right-clicking isn't supported at all. by Kevin Siegel      Most computer programs offer multiple ways to accomplish any one task. For instance, in Microsoft Word you can make a selected word bold using a menu, a toolbar button, pressing a keyboard shortcut, or by right-clicking the text. If you're responsible for creating a software simulation that teaches a learner how to make Word text bold, which of the commands are you going to simulate? Do you use it?
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010
    [Providers] eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part II
    Mayer believes the key to good written instruction is to provide "explanative illustrations" which are a "series of two or more frames that show the state of each crucial part of the system at various points." by AJ George.   In last week's article , I pitted dynamic images and static images against each other and made the generalization that images work best when there is a blend of both static and dynamic. However, research shows that this is not the case. Sometimes complex images are ignored altogether in lieu of adjacent text. by Richard E.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
    [Providers] Writing & Grammar: A Brief History of Editing
    With the variety of on-screen editing tools now available, with the ease of emailing rather than faxing or mailing documents, and with the time savings that electronic editing and review provide, surely every office can find a way to move its reviewing and editing processes to the screen. by Jennie Ruby. Editing continues to be one of the last processes in writing and publishing to be done on a computer. I still meet editors who have never tracked a change or typed a comment in Word. They are writing their corrections on a printout and later making the corrections to their document.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
    [Providers] Adobe Captivate 5: Cached Projects Can Save You Some Cash
    " Rod went on to say: "The naming structure of the folders provides no clue as to which CP project corresponds to which cached folder. by Kevin Siegel.   After starting Adobe Captivate 5, take a moment to display the Preferences (via the Edit menu if you are using a PC or the Adobe Captivate menu if you are on a Mac) and select the Global Category. You will see two options in the Default Locations area: Publish at and Project Cache. Of course, you shouldn't confuse the Project Cache with the Generate Project Backup option, which is also one of the Global Preferences.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010
    [Providers] mLearning: The Latest Trends and Why You Should Care
    As a subset of Distance Learning and eLearning it has promised a more immediate and more flexible approach to those bleeding-edge providers that have wanted to deliver more complete blended training programs. by Rosie Hausler Mobile Learning (mLearning) has been around for quite a while now. If you consider the definition of mLearning as untethered (from cords and cables) and interactive (so learners can participate from almost anywhere), you can see how the limitations of the available legacy mobile devices have kept mLearning in the emerging phase over the last decade. Why now?
  • SUDDEN INSIGHT  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012
    [Providers] #DevLearn-GS5: Dayna Steele – 101 Ways to Rock for Success
    Summary: Dayna provided a number of techniques to make us more successful in life. In the music industry, the term “going platinum” is synonymous with success. Are you creating platinum eLearning? If not, maybe some rock n’ roll inspiration will help. Legendary Radio Hall of Fame DJ Dayna Steele has found platinum success teaching the leadership lessons she learned from the most successful entertainers of our generation, including Bono and Bruce Springsteen. Her latest book is 101 Ways to Rock Your World. But you must also know the passions of your audience. Homework : Do your homework.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2008
    [Providers] Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good
    The users provide the content; there’s no inventory and no staff creating content. Sarah Lacy’’s Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0 hi-jacked my brain for the last week. After her presentation at Gnomedex, I told her how impressed I was with her technique: abandoning the stage to wander confidently through the audience talking and interviewing. (I’ve I’ve been too sheepish about this myself). Sarah gave me a copy of her new book. She contrasts the web 2.0 wave to its dot-com predecessor.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009
    [Providers] A right punch-up
    Steve will argue that VLEs provide a negative experience for learners. PLEs provide opportunities for learners, offering users the ability to develop their own spaces in which to reflect on their learning. Creating an online environment involving multiple tools that provides for an enhanced experience for learners can involve a VLE as a hub or centre. VLEs provide a stable, reliable, self-contained and safe environment in which all teaching and learning activities can be conducted. It provides the best environment for the variety of learners within institutions.
  • PROPROFS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
    [Providers] Welcome, HelpIQ!
    The team at ProProfs is thrilled with this acquisition and is looking forward to to providing more cutting edge features, customer support along with a seamless user experience. Read the Press Release : ProProfs Acquires Knowledge Base Software Provider HelpIQ. The ProProfs family is growing, and how! Our latest acquisition is HelpIQ , a leading knowledge base software and online help documentation tool that makes it easy to create help centers, knowledge bases, user manuals, FAQ’s and much more. The fully customizable knowledge base requires no downloads or installations.
  • CORPORATE ELEARNING STRATEGIES AND DEVELOPMENT  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
    [Providers] A Jobless Future - A New New Deal - Why Isn't eLearning Part of this Conversation?
    Home health care agencies were mostly small businesses that hired contractors to provide the care and then the business would push the paperwork and billing so everyone would get paid. Oh btw, NONE of the regulations are actually based on providing quality care.but that's a different rant) Well, one newer company in town has invested in a fully automated system, with tablets and cell phones for the care givers and NO PAPERWORK. Last week +Jeff Jarvis posted this in Google plus and it sparked some interesting conversation. We're not going to have a jobless recovery. Now tell me.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016
    [Providers] Can’t be at the ATD ICE 2016 Conference? Join Virtually
    Conferences have become very smart about providing dedicated mobile applications to facilitate connections, manage schedules, and share insights. Anticipation! ATD ICE 2016 Conference! In 4 days! I’m so excited! A couple of years I asked Mark Sheppard to write a bit about joining this conference from the back channel and I asked him to revised his thoughts for another guest post this year. So ATD ICE 2016 (Association for Talent Development International Conference and Expo) is upon us. But you won’t be there. I will be truly sorry to have missed you. Cue sad face). New Apps.
  • ELEARNING ARCHITECT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017
    [Providers] What Does an eLearning Consultant Do?
    My only job is to provide the best advice I can. They provide their brain rather than their hands. You probably see the job title bouncing around, but what does an eLearning consultant actually do? In this article we'll find out. One of my colleagues once wrote an excellent article about the role of an instructional designer and I wanted to write something similar about my role. I went back and forth on how to write the article - it could've just been a list of bullet points with a bit of filler. “ Experience is an essential part of what makes a consultant. ”
  • SUDDEN INSIGHT  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [Providers] #astdTK12: Stuart Crabb Opening Keynote
    Stuart Crabb, who gave the keynote to start the second day of ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 and provided some answers, heads up Learning and Development at Facebook. To add extrinsic motivation for staff, Facebook: Operates with no offices or cubes, Rewards staff for impact and execution, Provides a wellness centre, as well as food and dry cleaning, and. Summary: Stuart Crabb runs L&D for Facebook and, together with other senior leaders, has crafted a unique culture that inspires excellence and pervasive job satisfaction with their Gen Y staff. Characteristics. Motivations.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
    [Providers] Dreaming of a Perfect Trainer? Educating Volunteer & Professional Trainers
    If an association provided train-the-trainer at an annual meeting or conference, people would jump at it.”. New Webinar Featuring Elaine Biech. As you may know, I am currently hosting a new webinar series, Managing eLearning: Thought Leaders , in which I invite thought leaders from the training & development and eLearning industries to discuss how associations can benefit from recent innovations in eLearning. This month’s webinar will feature Elaine Biech. It’s only $15 on Amazon— check it out !). But how best to go about this? Creating opportunities for active learning.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
    [Providers] Dreaming of a Perfect Trainer? Educating Volunteer & Professional Trainers
    If an association provided train-the-trainer at an annual meeting or conference, people would jump at it.”. As you may know, I am currently hosting a new webinar series, Managing eLearning: Thought Leaders , in which I invite thought leaders from the training & development and eLearning industries to discuss how associations can benefit from recent innovations in eLearning. This month’s webinar will feature Elaine Biech. It’s only $15 on Amazon— check it out !). I caught up with Elaine the other day to get a preview of what we all can look forward to in her webinar later this month.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
    [Providers] RFPs SUCK: Lessons for eLearning Managers
    How to understand a large client and the reasons they change providers. Individuals with careers in eLearning often started out as educational technologists or programmers, writers or creative educators. Few of us started this career path with expertise in business, management, not to mention sales. Most of us just don’t get it when it comes to selling products and services—the schools of education or computer science certainly didn’t focus on instilling business acumen or sales expertise. His latest book RFPs SUCK! The truth is that RFPs often do SUCK.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] Higher Education: Friend or Foe?
    “The telecom industry was transitioning from providing only telephone services to other areas such as the Internet and television,” he said. Created in 2000 and managed by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, or CAEL, a national nonprofit organization, the Energy Providers Coalition for Education, or EPCE, has been creating online curricula in programs and courses related to a variety of energy industry jobs. Higher education institutions do not always graduate students with the skills and competencies employers need.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [Providers] Coaching for Gen-Y?
    Many colleges provide career centers that offer free assistance in developing your resume, as well as general career advice. There are also phone applications and online tools that support or provide online coaching, such as My eCoach or the eCoaching Success Program. The economic downturn has had a severe impact on the job market for graduates entering the workforce. Many articles point to how increasingly hard it is for students to find jobs after they finish school. Coaching is one way that students can better prepare for the corporate world. Benefits and Drawbacks.
  • 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, MAY 11, 2010
    [Providers] The LMS – Will It Survive?
    The key is to recognize that in almost all of these cases the responsibility to ‘provide’ the training lies with the organization and this responsibility inherently includes a ‘formal’ element in the entire process. LMS providers need to move along with the times, and let the LMS evolve into a more active system from being a passive one. Clark Quinn brought in a little balance by highlighting what the LMS could be used for and to what extent in his post – a case for the LMS. What possible future does it hold for itself? So the LMS will definitely survive.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Providers] Is the Recession Bad for Effective Learning Solutions?
    In the last few months (6 to 9 months) we (as a solutions provider) have seen an increase in inquiries focused on adopting eLearning primarily to compensate for the budget cuts and to reduce overall training costs. While I am confident that the recession is definitely proving and will continue to prove a booster in terms of revenue growth for learning solutions providers, I am also worried that it has the potential to erode the true value to some extent. As an industry, eLearning has witnessed significant growth over the past years. I will explain how.
  • 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.
  • JAY CROSS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Providers] How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (4)
    Among the potential benefits of providing a world-class learning function to workers and throughout the extended enterprise are: Better, more knowledgable customer service. Fourth post in a series. In case you missed them, here are the first , second , and third posts. Is your organization ready? How ready are you to tackle Big L Learning? Where does your organization fit on the progression from Hierarchical Organization to Collaborative Organization? You can take this survey online. We’ll report the aggregate results in a couple of weeks. yes ? yes ? yes ? yes ? yes ?
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006
    [Providers] Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Beyond iPoding
    Often a short audio narration provides the information and coaching needed to help an employee solve a problem or deal with a customer issue. The wide spread adoption of MP3 Players like Apple's iPod products has lead to an entire ecosystem of tools, accessories and content providers. A strong advantage of audio is that it provides the proper tone of voice, inflection and other information necessary to assist sales representatives, doctors or others. Audio can provide information with relatively little bandwidth requirements as opposed to video.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
    [Providers] Learning Technology Market Segments
    Technology Integration – The most important but sometimes the least considered segment of the learning technology market are those companies who provide integration services and operate relatively agnostic to the specific technology platforms. The learning technology market has been, and continues to be, one of the most fascinating segments of the training industry, now approaching a $5 Billion market worldwide. Training professionals have become increasingly dependent on technologies for the purpose of managing training operations (LMS/LCMS) and developing and delivering e-learning.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010
    [Providers] Projects are how we change the world.and ourselves.
    How it all started The client, based out of the USA, is one of the key players in providing trading technology and connectivity solutions to financial market participants. The process is not linear (as indicated in the diagram). It is iterative and parallel. The diagram just depicts the various tasks/steps of the entire process. These were the key points the client needed to understand to get a feel of what happens behind the scene in elearning development. Read the post for a more detailed explanation. I have tried to capture some of my key learning in this post. SME: CDD?
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2009
    [Providers] In Response: Signs of Authority-Important Presentation Traits
    You can see the TED talk here: I had recently been to Providence, Rhode Island to visit my friend and had attended the Sunday morning church service with her. The post, Signs of Authority-Important Presentation Traits , appealed to me at various levels, and the comment from Mr. Govindarajan raised a point that struck a chord. Like him, I have been a classroom lecturer facing students and using the "chalk and talk" method of communication. For many reasons, this has remained my favorite mode of engaging with the audience. And one I am most comfortable with. Or the message. I think not!
  • 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.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010
    [Providers] How instructional designers add value to training and product launch initiatives?
    People will say something like “To provide training.” Providing effective practice opportunities so learners can see the consequences of different actions in a safe environment. Most of my friends have a really hard time figuring out what I do for a living. Somehow, we started referring to it as a Chandler Bing job, because on Friends nobody could quite figure out what he did, either. I don’t use that at cocktail parties – for obvious reasons. I add value in four key ways. Identifying business drivers. Focusing on the course result. Understanding how adults learn.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [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  |  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, 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 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. A summary of this training system are: Strengths: Cheap & Easy.
  • 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. 1) Make sure the game applies to real-world objectives. 3) Design values.
  • 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, 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, 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.
  • SPONGE UK  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
    [Providers] Sponge UK shortlisted for Outstanding Learning Organisation award
    Custom-made elearning provider, Sponge UK has been shortlisted in one of the most sought-after categories of the 2015 Elearning Awards. The Plymouth-based company is in the running for the Outstanding Learning Organisation award which recognises organisations that have achieved considerable success and growth over a sustained period. Managing Director of Sponge UK, Louise Pasterfield, said: “We’re proud to be one of the six finalists in this important category. The winners will be unveiled at the Elearning Awards gala evening in London on Wednesday, November 25.
  • LEARNUPON  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017
    [Providers] We’re hiring! Customer Support (United States – Philadelphia)
    Provide technical support through email, phone, and webinars. We do our upmost to provide feedback where we can! LearnUpon is a cloud based software company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in Sydney, New York and Belgrade. Our mission is to change the way online learning is delivered by developing a Learning Management System (LMS) that companies love to use. We are currently setting up a new office in Philadelphia and so it’s a great opportunity for someone to be involved in the early stages of this process. . Responsibilities. You Have. You Might Also Have.
  • LEARNLOFT  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016
    [Providers] The Powerful Lesson Corporate Learning Can Learn From Social Platforms
    Once a week, publish a short microlearning video teaching a key topic to provide a short reminder of something that many employees might forget. Instagram made big news this month releasing a new feature to compete head to head with Snapchat. While many people are curious why they released it, how to use it, and what social platform to choose between the two, this article isn’t for that. For a quick crash course on Snapchat, check out How Snapchat Is Changing Corporate Learning. The Situation. It doesn’t seem to matter if the video is highly produced or not. 4 Hours ? Final Thoughts.
  • OPENSESAME  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015
    [Providers] How Design Principles Can Revolutionize Training
    There’s nothing worse than confusing your customers and providing a mediocre experience. The average user leaves a web page in about 10-20 seconds. As I’m writing this, my browser history shows that I’ve visited 18 unique pages in the last five minutes, and that’s on the generous side. In the short period that a user first visits a page, she quickly determines whether the page will meet her needs. Suddenly, simplicity becomes the most important factor for attracting the user and keeping her interested. Simplicity becomes the product’s competitive edge. Every designer wants to be unique.
  • ELEARNING BLENDER  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
    [Providers] Personal Learning Network 3
    The blog posts highlighted in this Personal Learning Network (PLN) report provide valuable information that will help improve the effectiveness of my organizations training solutions by transitioning to a " Blended " approach. The first article, " When Computers Leave Classrooms, So Does Boredom " tells the story of a school that is maximizing the potential of a "Blended" approach by banning power point from the classroom and the second post titled, " Best Moodle Modules and Plugins " provides information on useful ways to customize Moodle.
  • CORPORATE ELEARNING STRATEGIES AND DEVELOPMENT  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2007
    [Providers] OT: Proud father moment - 9 yr old Daughter Swimming Alcatraz
    Coach Zemaitis has created FAST in an effort to help raise awareness and provide safety equipment, CPR lessons, and more, to families in need. My wife will be in the water with her, and I will be providing "shore support". My daughter is swimming Alcatraz with her team, Swim Neptune. They are working hard to raise money for a nonprofit: FAST - Foundation for Aquatic Safety Training. Local news coverage. There was video, but they don't leave it up for very long.bummer. Every year Arizona has far too many drawnings that could have been prevented. mile bay on April 25th.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014
    [Providers] Survey Reveals Top Global and U.S. Locations for Dream Job Transfers
    a provider of domestic and global relocation services, asked several hundred relocation and human resource professionals, "If you could accept a job transfer to any place in the world, where would it be?" The United States and Europe are the most popular regions for relocation assignments, according to a new survey, with Italy and New York City topping the list. Danbury, Conn. — Jan. 2 Cartus Corp., Overall, the United States was the No. 1 answer, followed closely by Europe. Although most survey respondents simply wrote "U.S." Italy and Australia (tied) 2. France 3. New Zealand 4.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
    [Providers] Pearson Partners with Two Universities on Competency-Based Learning Degree
    Faculty from both institutions are leading the curriculum design effort with Pearson, assisting in the development of 90 credit hours of online competency-based courses and providing custom curriculum and instructional design that aligns with the competencies established by the faculty. The program in organizational leadership will launch in spring 2014 and is expected to serve 250 students in its first year and enroll more than 6,000 students by 2019. Austin, Texas — Sept. Source: Pearson
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
    [Providers] More Firms To Give Back To Employees This Holiday Season
    Nearly one in five of them — 19 percent — plan to provide a larger bonus than last year. Nearly half of companies plan to give holiday bonuses this year, up from 40 percent last year, according to a new survey. Chicago — Dec. 12 The scrooge economy appears to be loosening its grip, as CareerBuilder's annual study shows companies plan to offer more perks — bonuses, parties, gifts— to employees than last year. The national study was conducted by Harris Interactive from Aug. 13 to Sept. Forty percent of workers say they plan to attend. • Dolphin oven mitt.
  • STICKY LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2010
    [Providers] 10 Best (Learning) Books of 2009
    Whilst this backchannel can provide another learning tool it also has the potential interfere with learning. Cliff's book provides great ideas on how to accentuate the positive and minimise the less desirable aspects of the backchannel. After my longest break away from the stickylearning blog I thought a good place to begin was by reviewing the 10 books that I got the most from during 2009. When writing blog posts I draw ideas from a pretty wide range of areas and my reading over the last year has been equally wide. 1 The Designful Company. A clear winner for my best 2009 book!
  • OPENSESAME  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Providers] Course of the Week Highlight: It's Tough Being the Boss! Let's Make it Easier.
    In the Bud To Boss Toolkit, you are provided with 10 courses and over 10 hours of material to help prepare you for your new role. Whether you are an experienced leader or a new manager, being in charge and at the top of the leadership ladder can come with a lot of pressure. It is important to know how to properly handle your position so the rest of your company can benefit from your management. After all, you are the person they look up to! Have you ever thought about skills you may need to enhance? Becoming confident in your role will help to make your job that much more rewarding! .
  • MLEARNING TRENDS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010
    [Providers] Publishing our CellCast Widget for iPad
    Apple provided a strong "call to action" about a week ago with an email to all developers stating we had until Saturday, March 27th to submit our iPad applications -- developed using the latest Xcode v3.2 The rush has been on this week as our development team worked to design a new version of our CellCast Widget specifically for Apple's upcoming and much anticipated iPad tablet device. When Steve Jobs first introduced the iPad back in late January, he stated that existing Apple iPhone apps and games would work fine on the new platform and, generally speaking, he was correct.
  • MLEARNING TRENDS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010
    [Providers] mLearning Content Types - Level 4: Reference
    Typical reference material may already exist in this mode, and therefore the CellCast Solution provides a perfect platform to repurpose that material in a mobile format. Level 4: Reference Materials & Static Content NOTE: This is part 5 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information. Level 4 formats include content typically considered “reference” or supplemental material; it is not specifically learning-oriented, though it often accompanies ILT events or online learning courseware. access, encryption, security) services
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
    [Providers] Bob Mosher on Informal Learning and Performance Support
    A working definition: “Performance support is providing intuitive, tailored aid to a person at his or her moment of need to ensure the most effective performance.” Need to provide structure. Let the learner drill down into the task – provide links to resources (other assets, including elearning that sits on an LMS) podcasts “in our own words” – so you can hear the voice of the expert. Informal Learning: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity? with Bob Mosher of Learning Guide Solutions, presented by Massachusetts Chapter of ISPI and sponsored by Kineo. He had 2 1/2 minutes!
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